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!

CJLOXJFL WRAP UP: Industry Standard is the Gold Standard of Podcasts

On Friday, July 29th, comedy manager and producer Barry Katz interviewed Howie Mandel on the Industry Standard podcast as part of Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. Industry Standard gives audiences a unique perspective into the entertainment business with funny and motivational interviews with Hollywood’s most successful professionals.

IleSoniq 2016! Machine Stops Top Picks

ÎleSoniq, Montreal's biggest EDM event, is just around the corner, so we've chosen for you our top five don't miss picks for your best weekend of partying possible. If you're staying home, follow @thinkbox1 on Twitter and @ÎleSoniq on Instagram for full in-progress coverage of the festival.

*Visit the ÎleSoniq website for the latest updates to the schedule.

1. Skrillex

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.


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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OSHEAGA 2016! Aloof Future Top Picks

Now at its eleventh edition, it's safe to safe that Osheaga has truly become a flagship event in the North American festival circuit. With 40,000 music lovers in attendance each day, the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival has become as much an ideal venue for well-established outfits to stage a comeback as it is for emerging Montreal talent to represent their city on a global scene.

CJLOxJFL Midnight Surprise: A Sample of JFL’s Best Comedians!

On Thursday July 21st 2016, The Midnight Surprise began its annual run at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. The Midnight Surprise is a special midnight show “featuring a holy s#!t lineup of some of the funniest comedians at the festival”. The first Midnight Surprise show (on July 21st) was hosted by a random, mystery guest while Piff the Magic Dragon hosted the rest of the show from July 22nd to 24th, followed by NBA superstar Blake Griffin who is hosting from July 26th to 30th.

King Dave

Directed by Daniel Grou

King Dave is based on a play by Alexandre Goyett. Director Daniel Grou (Podz) has kept the integrity of the production, as the hour and forty minutes is filmed in the style of a long single shot with a natural edit as we move from scene to scene. The audience follows Dave (Alexandre Goyette) on his misadventures and chance encounters that normally racially or violently charged, and meet a violent or abrupt ending. Dave spews with passion his inner character monologues to the audience, as the fourth wall is broken. There are only brief seconds where Dave comes back to the scene to interact with the characters of the act.

Inna Modja @ Theatre Fairmount

Festival International Nuits d'Afrique de Montréal


Radulov has a history of partying hard...

Promises of change were made, local sports media talked about a major shake-up happening, and with that in mind Marc Bergevin, Habs General Manager, sure did not disappoint! After drafting future number one D-man Mikhail Sergachev and trading Lars Eller for gritty forward Andrew Shaw, it happened—P. K. was traded! Fast forward a week later, Marc Bergevin, who is said not to be a fan of July 1st free agency day, signed often troubled KHL winger Alexander Radulov.