Interviews

The Machine Stops Meets Woulg: Interview with Greg Debicki

Festival season is in full swing, and just around the corner is the five-day psytrance and techno extravaganza known as Eclipse Festival. It takes place this year in Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau, where all will be surrounded by beautiful scenery, but most of all, by beautiful music. I had the opportunity to talk to Montreal-based composer and new media artist Woulg last week about his music and his perception of the psychedelic scene. Initially I told him the interview was going to be twenty minutes long and we ended up talking for almost an entire hour.


CJLOXJFL THE COMMONWEALTH CONUNDRUM INTERVIEWS

On Tuesday, April 26th, The Commonwealth Conundrum held special broadcast live from Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival! Rebecca Munroe from The Commonwealth Conundrum (Tuesdays at 6pm) hosted the show with Patricia Petit Liang from Fatal Attraction (Mondays at 11am)! Together, they conducted amazing surprise interviews with some of JFL's most charming performers! #JFLMTL

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LOCKED OUT FRINGE SPECIAL: Interview with Of Mud and Mirth!

On Wednesday, June 8th, Sam Obrand from CJLO's Jonny and Cupcakes and Patricia Petit Liang from Fatal Attraction teamed up for a surprise interview with the wildly charming, hilarious and sometimes musical sketch comedy troupe: Of Mud and Mirth! Jillian Welsh,Tyler Morgan, Andrew Harris, Cameron LaPrairie and Alexandra Best came to promote their St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival masterpiece Rocket to Fame!


A Chat with Joey King

The World Film Festival is a Montreal festival that ran from August 27th till September 7th this year. On Saturday September 5th, Borealis, a dark comedy, premiered from director Sean Garrity and screenwriter Jonas Chernick. I had the privilege to interview Joey King, who plays Aurora in the film, and we discussed everything from her role in the film, to working with the independent minds of Zach Braff and James Franco. Joey also took the time to talk about some of her favorite iconic sounds from cinema.


Bishop Nehru Interview @ Osheaga 2015

"...emotion is straight linked to spirit and so is music."

New York rapper and producer Bishop Nehru hit the Stingray Music Zone at the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival on August 1, 2015 for his first time performing in Montreal. Krystal Christine from The Trend (Tuesdays, 9PM on CJLO 1690AM) caught up with him before the show to chat about what he learned from the legendary MF Doom, and why he just loves about Oprah Winfrey.


Between the Buried and Me

"...we're boring people, and take it easy."

Between the Buried and Me played a spectacular show in Montreal on August 5th, 2015 at Club Soda with Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist. CJLO's Phil Aveline had a chance to sit down with bassist Dan Briggs before the show to chat about progressive metal and the food catering at Heavy Montreal.

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Good Vibrations in the Oven

Omar Sonics / Hooked on Sonics in Conversation with Denis Arsenault / Dirty Work

A heart-felt and informative conversation between Omar Sonics from Hooked on Sonics (Thursday @ 6 PM) and Denis Arsenault from Dirty Work (Thursday @ 4 PM) about the history of CJLO production studio, affectionately called The Oven™.

Transcript: Denis >> Art Direction: Angelica >> Photo: Stephanie >> Setup: Patrick & Marshall >> Good Vibes: Omar

 


Interview: The Dodos

The Dodos, an American indie-rock duo composed of Meric Long and Logan Kroeber, played at La Sala Rossa on March 2nd, 2015. They did not have any additional touring members, and it made all the difference. The duo was incredibly energetic, and performed well together, capturing the full attention of the crowd. They opened with "Goodbyes and Endings" off their newly released album, Individ. Although the vocals were buried under disappointing sound quality, the packed audience responded well to their performance, slowly singing and dancing along.


Q&A - Mr. Green Live from the Streets

Live from the Streets is an original series on Noisey featuring producer Mr. Green who records street sounds, chops them up, and then collaborates with hip hop's finest artists to create the freshest beats around. Ariel DJ Misschief from CJLO's Greedy Graffiti (Thursday 2 PM) catches up with Mr. Green to find out more about the project, staying positive, and the best place to chill in Brooklyn.

 

When did you start producing tracks and when did you make the first you were truly proud of?


Julian Casablancas

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz delivered an awesome performance in a filled Corona Theatre on November 22, 2014. The openers, punk metal band Cerebral Ballzy, and hip hop duo Shabazz Palaces, set a good mood for the audience. Shabazz Palaces even performed "Father Electricity" with The Voidz, which was a great mix of hip-rock! The many fans that lined up for the snow earlier that night were ecstatic when Julian took the stage around 10:15. The band opened with "Xerox" off their album Tyranny, released last September on Cult Records.


An Interview with Heathers!

Photo: Laurence Philomène

Beansie Saretsky from CJLO's Maiden Voyage (Monday 5-6 PM) caught up with local three-piece Heathers to chat about the Montreal music scene, riot grrrl, and the tunes that inspire them.

 

How did Heathers get started as a band?


Young Magic

Beansie, host of Maiden Voyage (Mondays 5-6 pm) spoke with Melati from the band Young Magic about their latest album, Breathing Statues.

Maiden Voyage: What was the process like in creating your sophomore album Breathing Statues? Did you find that things changed in the way that you approached recording the second time around or was it very similar to the creative process for your debut album, Melt?


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