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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!


'Mad Max: Fury Road' goes back to basics of classic action films

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), directed by George Miller and written by Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris


Inside Out

Let me cut to the chase and just post my first initial reactions to Disney Pixar's new film Inside Out: Man tears flowed out of me while I reminisced on childhood days. Inside Out is the best film I have seen so far this year, and it is possibly one of the best animated features I have seen in a while. It finds the long lost spirit and heart of Pixar.


Pitch Perfect 2

Universal Pictures 2015 - Directed by Elizabeth Banks and written by Kay Cannon

Oh no! It's the dread of having to review another sequel, which only means that it has to supersede its primary, the first one in the series. After the strong success of the first Pitch Perfect (2012), a sequel was bound to happen in the hopes to answer the fan's question, "whatever happened to The Bellas?" Luckily, Pitch Perfect 2 retains its core to showcase great musical numbers set to choreography, a great cast ensemble who make up The Bellas, and the witty banter of John and Gail. This film is a directorial debut for Elizabeth Banks.


BSTB Interview

Chances are good that if you live in Montreal and you're a fan of independent music, you've been to a Blue Skies Turn Black show. Known for bringing some of the best acts to the city, as well as helping excellent local music get its start, these storied local promoters are celebrating their 15th anniversary this year: #BSTB15. How did they get their start? CJLO's Music Director Omar Sonics recently caught up with Meyer Billurcu from Blue Skies Turn Black.

Why did you decide to start BSTB, what was the first event?


The Pervert's Guide to Otakuthon

This year, I had the pleasure of covering the 10th edition of Otakuthon for CJLO. Founded in 2006 by the Otaku Anime club of Concordia University, Otakuthon has evolved into Quebec’s largest anime convention, bringing lovers of Japanese animation (a.k.a. anime), cosplay, video games and pop culture together for an awesome three-day weekend full of shopping, panels, celebrities and shows!


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.


Hillside Music Festival 2015

Hillside 2015: Heat, humidity, ethno-chaos, and peace!

Photography by Robert Portnoff

 


THINKBOX THINKS: Ilesoniq 2015

Fans wait year-round for the events that are the cornerstones of their passion, where they're free to be weird and let their freak flags fly.


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.

Have a listen right now, courtesy of SoundCloud.com:


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