Latest Sessions

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.  He also gave us an exclusive preview of "God Created Monsters" from 2005's then soon-to-be released The Silence Show as well as a super early listen of "Homesick", which ended up on his 2009 Polaris Award longlisted album, Lies on the Prize.
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Nashville's Blacklist Royals stopped by CJLO's studios on the evening of their Saturday night show in Montreal, sent our way courtesy of publicist extraordinaire, the lovely Melanie Kaye.  Opting to do something a little special and stripped down for the Hooked on Sonics show, the band lugged up an amp and a Les Paul and did it "Billy Bragg-style with frontman Nat playing most of the songs solo, or with some background vocals from the rest of the guys and accordian (!) on one song "Jolie Blonde".

 

Some of the nicest guys that have ever set foot in CJLO, the guys were...


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.  

The group (pared down to a trio for the session due to scheduling conflicts) performed 4 songs, two of which were brand new (and part of their live "Youth Trilogy") and one was a cover of Television Personalities "This Angry Silence" (which unfortunately due to mic malfunctions was rendered futile...