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Pop d'Époque: Ohara + Hua Li @ Société des arts technologiques


OHara and Hua Li at the SATosphere for Le Pop D'époque's Party Like It's 1699, and M for Montreal, November 19th, 2014

This night was a full sensory experience. If you have never been to the dome at the SAT, that is step one in the sensory immersion. It is as it sounds, a giant domed room at the top of the SAT building. It is outfitted by teams of projectors and a top notch surround sound system. This performance utilized every inch of the space, in an almost overwhelming, yet fully-engaging feast at every level.

Mundial Montreal 2014 Top Picks

Mundial Montreal, Montreal's World Music Summit, is back and CJLO 1690 AM is on the scene! With 34 artists and eight workshops and panels to choose from, you might ask yourself, "Where do I start?" Well, look no further friends of CJLO, here are the top Mundial Montreal shows to check out this week, brought to you by Beat The World


Highlights of Expozine 2014

This past weekend was the 12th annual Expozine, a free event dedicated to small press. Featuring over 300 artists working in print, art and even film, the festival is a must for fans of emerging artists and alternative publishing. With each passing year Expozine seems to grow and grow, fuelled by the unending enthusiasm of both artists and patrons. Just a couple of hours after opening its doors to the public, personal space becomes limited with the room vibrating with laughter, curiosity and new discoveries.

Lisa LeBlanc - Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted

Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted is the newest release by musician Lisa LeBlanc. According to LeBlanc, this six track EP was inspired by her travels through the U.S. in the beat generation tradition. It consists of five original tracks and her take on the American folk song "Katie Cruel". This EP surges ahead with a raw and at times grungy musical aesthetic, which is propelled by Lisa's powerful and pleading vocals. 

Shaheed & DJ Supreme @ Lit Lounge, New York City

CMJ Music Marathon Communicating Vessels Showcase

Black Dahlia Murder + Suicide Silence + Chelsea Grin @ Club Soda

Presented by Extensive Enterprise

Well, well, well. Another autumn rolls around and you Montreal metal fans generally know what that means: The Black Dahlia Murder returns. This time around, the crazy fellows co-headlined a set with Suicide Silence, supported by openers Chelsea Grin and Alterbeast at Club Soda on October 7th. Unleash the Miasma and let your veins jolt back to life (pushing the fluids of the damned and all that song reference jazz).

CMJ 2014: Julie's Adventures in New York City

I am slowly recovering from my general malaise contracted in the city more famously known as New York City (big big city equals germs germs germs). I had a whirlwind petite adventure during the 2014 edition of the CMJ Music Marathon in October.

SBTRKT @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre

Presented by Electro | Osheaga

SBTRKT (pronounced "subtract"), also known as Aaron Jerome, was in Montreal on Thursday, October 30th at the Corona Theatre doing a DJ set and playing the piano. He was supported by two drummers, and one played the tambourine. Going for his usual anonymous look, SBTRKT wore an elusive ceremonial tribal mask (designed by "Hidden Place") representing the spiritual panther-esque animal featured on his albums.

Royal Canoe + The Elwins + APigeon @ La Sala Rossa

Presented by Indie Montreal

Has anyone out there heard of Indie Montreal yet? It is a great local organization that promotes indie bands from all over Canada. On October 30th I went to their showcase at La Sala Rossa with headliners Royal Canoe supported by The Elwins and APigeon.