Interviews

Q&A Interview with Sara-Claudia Ligondé

September 25th, 2019 marked the premiere of Being Black in Canada, a documentary film project that was part of the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF). As stated on the website, the festival was created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and is currently the largest Canadian film festival entirely dedicated to black realities from all four corners of the world. The project featured fifteen short films centered around telling black stories from the perspective of young black Canadian filmmakers based in Montreal, Toronto, and Halifax.


Five Questions with... CRABE

Five Questions with… is a new CJLO Magazine feature where people from all realms we want to know more about are asked… well, five questions!  The feature’s inaugural interview is with Montreal “normal punk” duo CRABE, who released their seventh album Notre-Dame de la vie intérieure earlier this month on Pantoum Records.  Their latest opus sees the duo, consisting of Martin Höek and Gabriel Lapierre, continue to avoid easy classification and managing to keep a wildly positive and sincere energy about them for 12 years and counting.  CJLO ha


Interview: Hero’s Last Rite

After discovering Hero’s Last Rite while doing my research form the Thrash Metal episode of the Iron Club, I was intrigued by the little heavy band from Fredericton, New-Brunswick. After exchanging a few emails, I got my first phone interview with singer Steve McDonald and here is the transcription of that phone interview.

 

JP Bernier : “I’m with Steve McDonald, frontman of Hero’s Last Rite, a band from New-Brunswick. Hi Steve, how are you?”


LaF is Taking Us to Another Era

Photo: Felipe Arriagada-Nunez


Interview: Dylarama

 

Under the name Dylarama, Mathias Pageau writes pop songs made from a collage of disparate styles that nevertheless blend naturally together.  The beginning of 2018 started off with a bang for Dylarama, with the release of his first EP for Lisbon Lux Records, entitled Certified Cutie, and the chance to perform in Paris with label-mates Paupière.  Dylarama kindly took the time to talk with CJLO about the roots of the project, filming a music video in New York City on two iPhones, and the dream of having his own clothing line.


Interview with Soul from Superorganism

Fiona, co-host of Moonstruck on CJLO 1690 AM, recently met with Superorganism member Soul, discussing songwriting, growing success, and more, only a few weeks after the release of their self-titled full-length album.

Since you’re one of the band members that doesn’t really live with the rest of the members in London, how do you find the creative process to work? When writing your songs and what not?


Interview: Cléa Vincent

Photo credit: Michelle Blades

Known for her DIY pop songs with an 80’s touch that harken back to the musical heritage of her French homeland, Cléa Vincent has released three EPs and one album of effervescent pop.  Vincent’s most recent EP however is a nod to the bossa nova and samba music that she loves, recording live in just two days.  CJLO had the pleasure of interviewing Vincent before her show at the M for Montreal festival last November.  The interview has been translated from its original French.


New Nostalgia: An Interview With Majid Jordan (With Full Audio!)

It’s always a nice surprise to hear that one of your favorite groups is coming to town. What can be even better? How about a phone conversation with them a day before they go on stage? This week, I had the privilege to speak with Majid Jordan, who were on their way to Montreal to perform the first show of their 2018 North American Tour. Here are the highlights from our 20 minute conversation.

Akeem: Welcome to Montreal. You guys have been here in the past, what do you look forward to when you get to Montreal?

Jordan: Just energy. Singing. Dancing. The crowd is incredible here. I always say one of the best crowds in the world


Pink Cocoon Live Session & Interview

As some of you might know, Montreal rock station CHOM cancelled their show focusing on local talent Montreal Rocks on Dec 31, 2017. If you want to hear great local stuff, we at CJLO want you to know that we're here for you and are dedicated to bringing you the best Montreal has to offer.
 

A Devil's Din @ CJLO!

Montreal psych band A Devil’s Din dropped by CJLO and joined host Clifton Hanger during Brave New Jams to talk about their new album, One Hallucination Under God. Getting ready for the official launch of the album on September 29, the band in pre-launch mode came equipped with a hard drive full of new tunes and instruments for a live acoustic set.


Lakes of Canada Come Out of Hiding to Play Osheaga Opening Party

Montreal’s own Lakes of Canada have been on a bit of a hiatus lately. After months on the road, Jake, Conor, Sarah and Caleb have been in the realm of the musician’s existence that privileges long days in the studio over long nights playing to noisy rooms. Luckily for us though, an offer to play a slot at the opening party of one of their favourite festivals coaxed them out of seclusion. 


Robert Robert on Flat Cola Presents

Monday July 10th be sure to set your alarms for 6pm because Honeydrip from Waves of Honey will be having Robert Robert as a guest on Flat Cola Presents. Robert Robert is a Montreal producer/DJ who has worked his way up in the industry alongside his good friends and fellow artists Thomas White and Ryan Playground. Recently signed to Nowadays Records in France, he released his 4th work "Welcome to Finetown" which is filled with beautiful electronic compositions and the first album where he shares with us his vocal capabilities.

Robert Robert is having a release party at Newspeak on July 15th. Honeydrip and Robert Robert are good friends so amongst discussing his music and release party expect some wacky and sarcastic conversations!


An Interview with Radiant Baby

An Interview with Paul van Dyk

This Saturday, Montreal will welcome Grammy-award winning DJ and electronic music producer Paul van Dyk at New City Gas as part of his ongoing North American tour. CJLO has taken the time to speak to the man himself about his upcoming show, his passion for music, and his newest music and plans.

How does it feel to be back in Montreal? Are there any memories you have of the city?

I’m thrilled to be back in Montreal, it’s certainly one of my favorite places to visit in Canada. I always feel so much genuine love from the crowds here.


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