Independent, provocative, now! The CJLO Magazine is the resource for features, reviews, and interviews. Established in 2004, and run by dedicated CJLO volunteers, the magazine covers the latest and best in local and international music, art, theatre, film, festivals, and more!

Vinyl Review: Double Album by the Memphis Jug Band

Album: Double Album – 28 songs!

Artist: The Memphis Jug Band

Year: 1981 (2013 Re-issue)

Label: Yazoo

Tested On: Ortofon 2M Red – Luxman PD-282 – Luxman R-1050 – Dynaco A-25

A Big Trade for the Habs

All throughout June, Montreal Canadiens’ General Manager Marc Bergevin has been making headlines with trade news that have kept fans on their feet. Just a few weeks shy of the Shea Weber vs P.K. Subban one-year anniversary, Bergevin strikes again. This time, by acquiring forward Jonathan Drouin. For the fans complaining about the lack of style, flash, and excitement, especially after P.K.'s trade, you will all be well served.

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!

Resonating Reconciliation Broadcast - June 30th 2017

In honour of tomorrow’s Canada 150 celebration, CJLO will be airing documentaries from the National Campus and Community Radio Association’s Resonating Reconciliation, a project that engages community radio to help reconcile all Canadians with the history of Indian Residential Schools. The broadcast will take place today from 11 AM until 5 PM. The full schedule is posted below.

REVIEW: Habits and Dreams by Still Flux

Set for a June 29th release, Still Flux’s sophomore album Habits and Dreams is a smart blend of acoustic indie and early 2000s rock.

Clocking in at just under 27 minutes, Habits and Dreams aims to capture listeners by exploring themes of darkness among almost joyful sounding instruments and a haunting synth beat. In doing so, the seven-track LP successfully breaks through genre barriers.

Main Event Radio - June 21st 2017

On the latest episode of Main Event Radio, Ryan Rider interviewed Impact Wrestling superstar Joseph Park a.k.a. the Monster Abyss. You can listen to the full epsiode on CJLO 1690am's Soundcloud HERE.

Here's a recap:

REVIEW: Tarot by Aether Realm

It has been a while since we last heard from Aether Realm since their debut album in 2013 Once Chosen by the Gods, and now the band has given a different approach and feel for this record alone and it is very good!

I had very wary expectations while diving into this record since it has been a few years since I heard their last record. No I'm not like Decapitron, where I almost got hurt in a thunderstorm (I hope you’re okay buddy). I was safe lying in my bed upon the end of my work day.

FRINGE 2017: A Look on the Gems of the Last Week

Montreal’s Fringe Fest can be hectic at times; there’s always so much to see, and every year, I find myself saying things like “I wish I had enough time to see this,” or “I wish I had reserved tickets. I didn’t know it would sell out.” But this year, I tried to see as many shows as possible during the final week of the festival. On the recommendation of Artistic Director Amy Blackmore, I made it my goal to see at least three productions in one day. Of course, it’s hard to remember so many details when you’re running from show-to-show (and the beers at the Fringe Park probably don’t help), so here’s some short-but-sweet reviews of the shows I managed to squeeze into.


RYAN RIDER SHOW: Little Shop of Horrors, Morty’s Driving School, West Island Blues, Tribute to Adam West

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Segment 1: An interview with Ben Warner, who plays Seymour Krelborn in Cote St. Luc Dramatic Society's Little Shop of Horrors. Through June 25th at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium, 5801 Cavendish Boulevard. Website/Tickets:

SISTERHOOD OF THE SQUARED CIRCLE: The History of Women’s Wrestling

Pat Laprade joined CJLO 1690AM for a 2-part interview on the June 7th and June 14th editions of Main Event Radio with Ryan Rider. His latest book is entitled “Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History of Women’s Wrestling” and is now available wherever books are sold. We discussed the history of ladies wrestling from the earliest days of Billy Wolfe and Mildred Burke to Fabulous Moolah’s stranglehold on the industry in the 1960’s-1980’s to the modern day women’s wrestling revolution.