CJLO - The Best of 2012

There is a new and exciting year ahead of us, but we here at CJLO want to take this chance to reminisce about the wonderful music 2012 had to offer. CJLO DJs and staff give you their top picks of the year, and the lists reflect the different styles of music that broadcasts on CJLO every day, as well as the eclectic tastes of our DJs! Check them out and you might find something new and interesting.

Tegan and Sara


Interview: Tegan and Sara

By Beansie Saretsky from CJLO's Maiden Voyage (Fridays, 12-1pm) and Julie Matson from CJLO's With Gay Abandon (Fridays, 1-2pm)

CJLO - The Ones to Watch Series

CJLO - The Ones to Watch


The music geeks at CJLO 1690 AM pick who they think are going to make a significant impact on music in 2013.

Part 1 by CJLO Magazine Editor and Twee Time DJ Stephanie Dee

The Adam Brown (Montreal)

Rush - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Induction

One likes to believe in the freedom of music, but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity. –Rush "The Spirit of Radio"




CJLO 1690 AM Presents Safe in Sound M for Montreal Showcase - Nov 16th @ L'Esco


CJLO 1690AM is proud to present the Safe in Sound Showcase at this year's M for Montreal. Featuring a slew of artists who in some way are all related to CJLO, it will be a great way to spend a Friday night taking in some of Montreal and Canada's best music in a wide variety of genres.

The Magical Mystery Tour: Satisfaction Guaranteed?


Let me start by saying that I'm a huge Beatles fan, but not even close to being as fanatical as my father. Ever seen that Simpsons episode where it turns out that Ned Flanders has a secret room filled with Beatles collectibles? Well, that's my dad (who, coincidentally, also wears glasses and sports a mustache, but is not as ripped as Ned). Every birthday, Christmas and Father's Day usually involves me buying the latest Beatles and Beatles-related release for him.

Pop Montreal 2012 - Twee POP

I have always felt that autumn marks the start of a brand-new year, and for the people of Montreal that is especially true. For five fun-filled days at the end of September, Pop Montreal arrives to bring this city (and me) back to life. The 2012 edition of the festival went above and beyond what this born-and-raised townie has ever experienced in Montreal before.

Polaris Music Prize 2012

Leslie Feist is the winner of the 2012 Polaris Music Prize for her album Metals. She is the first female solo artist to win the 30,000$ prize, which is sponsored by Sirius Satellite Radio, the Government of Canada, FACTOR, Slaight Communications, Radio Starmaker Fund, MuchMusic, Steam Whistle Brewing, and The Drake Hotel.

The Short List of nominees:

Omar Sonics - Top Picks for POP Montreal 2012


OmarSo besides telling you to check out my buddies in Echo Beach (swirly, drugged out synth sounds w/ loops and ghostly vocals) @ Royal Phoenix on Thursday, and Young Lungs (buzzy post-punk garage pop) with Kestrels (exhilarating shoegaze guitar rock revivalists) @ Barfly on Friday, here are some of what I think are the best picks for you to catch at this year's POP Montreal festivities.






Countdown to Pop Montreal 2012

CJLO's Brian H from Countdown to Armageddon (Mondays 8-10 pm) has different plans during Pop Montreal this year. Here is his day-to-day breakdown of what's happening during the five-day music festival...