Sessions

Lots of awesome bands have recorded live sessions at CJLO over the years! Check out our latest featured sessions here or view the complete list.


Chuck Ragan & Dave Hause Live @ CJLO

One of my personal highlights of working at CJLO was when we welcomed modern punk legends Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) and Dave Hause (Loved Ones, Paint it Black) into the CJLO studios to record a session for Hooked on Sonics.  

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Title Fight Live @ CJLO

Pennsylvania's Title Fight have been making waves across the world for eight years, all without an LP to their name until recently. They have toured relentlessly and released numerous seven inches and EPs which has given them a large fan base across the globe. On May 3rd, 2011, Title fight released their debut studio album Shed, to widespread acclaim, and have been on the road supporting it since.

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Zola Jesus Live @ CJLO

The timing behind when we were offered the possibility of a session with Zola Jesus, aka Nika Roza Danilova, was perfect.  October 15th turned out to be the birthday/anniversary of 3 years of CJLO being on the AM airwaves.  One of those moments when all the CJLO staffers came together to make something happen, we worked so hard to make sure we could nail this session down - our Production Director Lachlan coordinating with the band's sound engineer, our Program Director Brian and General Manager Stephanie coordinatin

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3 Inches of Blood Live @ CJLO

Not many bands would show up anywhere before the fashionable time of noon o'clock unless it was for something huge.  That's not the case for 3 Inches of Blood, who showed up at CJLO early on a Monday morning at 9:30 to do a session at our lovely station. Not only did they come to do the session for what most bands would call an ungodly early part of the morning, but they also did it on the first day of filming for a documentary that's being made about them and their tour across Canada with the

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Reversing Falls Live @ CJLO

Montreal scrappy power pop trio Reversing Falls dropped by the CJLO studios to record a live-to-air session for Hooked on Sonics, proving that they're pretty darn loud to everyone in the station and impressing us all with their robo drum machine.

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Snailhouse Live @ CJLO

Sometime in January of 2005, Mike Feuerstack aka Snailhouse dropped by the CJLO Studios to record a session for the staff-favourite-but-now-defunct CJLO show Lessons in Lo-Fi.  Having already been by CJLO with the then-reunited Wooden Stars around late 2004, Mike played fantastic stripped down renditions of 2001's The Opposite is Also True's "Repetition", and Bell from the A New Tradition EP.

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Play Guitar Live @ CJLO

After (correctly) being told by a few friends that I'd love Montreal-via-Halifax's Play Guitar and finding out that ex-CJLOixcan Jackson MacIntosh was now playing with the band, I contacted the group to see if they'd be interested in recording a live session @ CJLO for Hooked on Sonics.

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PS I Love You Live @ CJLO

Dropping by Montreal for the M is for Montreal industry showcase festival, Kingston noise pop duo PS I Love You dropped by CJLO's studios to record a session for Hooked on Sonics. Getting a lot of attention lately for their 2010 full-length debut, Meet Me at the Muster Station, the guys played a track off of that, as well as a track off of their self-titled EP and a seriously amazing version of the title track off their Starfield 7". 

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Derelict Live @ CJLO

After burning up the CJLO metal charts for a while with their 2009 release Unspoken Words, we invited Montreal metal act Derelict into the CJLO studios one quiet April morning to unleash their brand of death metal upon our listening audience. Being the super nice guys that they are, they loaded in effortlessly as Andrew and I set about putting together mics and figuring out logistics.

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