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Radio CKUT Presents:
Thursdays (A)Live!

WE WANT YOUR TALENT! WE WANT YOUR EARS!

Every Third Thursday of the Month at Gerts Bar

CKUT unleashes the best of McGill's underground...
A free concert series of live music & DJs
(THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR WHOOOOLE MONTH)
Interested in playing an (A)Live show?? send your demos to mcgill@ckut.ca!
or drop 'em off at the station at 3647 rue University
Note: there must be at least 1 McGill student in your band in order to be considered
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and scroll down and check out some of our past line ups! THEY WERE REALLY GREAT

MARCH 24th
CKUT PRESENTS: THURSDAYS (A)LIVE!


THE VERY LAST SHOW OF THE YEAR.... (but we'll be back in September!)

featuring TRADE SECRETS, and VALLEYMAKERS

With resident DJs Had Me At Hello and Sports








FEBRUARY 17th
CKUT PRESENTS: THURSDAYS (A)LIVE!


A VERY GREAT AND SPECIAL SHOW

featuring VOSTOK 1, and WILDERLIING

With DJ Had Me At Hello and DJ Sports@ckut.ca





JANUARY 13th
CKUT PRESENTS: THURSDAYS (A)LIVE!


KICKING OFF A BRAND NEW YEAR OF GREATNESS

featuring MAN LEGS, and I-LANGUAGES, and COUNT US AMONG YOUR MANY FRIENDS

With DJ Had Me At Hello and DJ Sports@ckut.ca









NOVEMBER
NO SHOW!


WE ARE JUST TOO DARN BUSY

But, hey, take this time to send us your DEMOS! We're going to be back in January.
HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY





OCTOBER 21
CKUT PRESENTS: THURSDAYS (A)LIVE!

THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF OUR SECOND YEAR!!

featuring
ISMISM, and THE BREEZES, and BLUESTOCKINGS








SEPTEMBER 16
CKUT PRESENTS: THURSDAYS (A)LIVE!
kickin' off a year of SUPER RAD BANDS N'SHIT


FEATURING CHERRY CHAPSTICK, AND RUCKUS FO'TET






APRIL 18
CKUT PRESENTS: THURSDAYS (A)LIVE!
FOR THE LAST TIME UNTIL SEPTEMBER


FEATURING ARMEN AT THE BAZAAR, AND THE BELLE GAME




When: DJ's at 7:30, bands at 9:00 sharp on Thursday, April 18
Where Gerts Bar, 3480 McTavish: in the basement of the Shatner Building on the McGill Campus
This event is FREE

Armen at the Bazaar's self-titled EP scored a rave review by North by Northeast: "I didn't just get a 6 song EP, I got an experience." He manipulates vocal layering and harmonies along with a plenitude of instruments in a way that is both unexpected and oddly relaxing. From his myspace: "Try to be naked. Try to be free. Respect your capsule."

The Belle Game is a large eight-piece family of charming smooth-as-buttah folk. If you close your eyes you might see anthropomorphic flowers dancing... and you will be happy. They have recently released their first EP Inventing Letters and have been actively performing around Montreal, playing alongside favourite Montreal acts like The Youjsh and Bent by Elephants. Fame'n'glory is a guarentee for this determined group.

Plus CKUT DJ's



Thursdays (A)live! & Grimes were featured on the podcast of Montreal's favourite blog: Midnight Poutine! Click here to listen to episode #153 of the Weekend Playlist Podcast

Grimes appeared live on New Shit this afternoon (March 15) for a live-in-studio performance and interview! Listen to the archive below:

Thursdays Alive & our February performers featured on the podcast of Montreal's favourite blog: Midnight Poutine! Click here to listen to episode #149 of the Weekend Playlist Podcast

Check out live performances and interviews with The Hoof and the Heel and The Crown Vandals on CKUT's programme Folk Directions (Thursdays 9-11am). Click here to listen to the archive

MARCH 18
CKUT PRESENTS: THURSDAYS (A)LIVE!


FEATURING THE YOUJSH, GRIMES, AND CAPTAINS




When: DJ's at 7, bands at 8:30 on Thursday, March 18
Where Gerts Bar, 3480 McTavish: in the basement of the Shatner Building on the McGill Campus
This event is FREE

THE YOUJSH. Originally inspired by klezmer music, this seven piece aural spectacle will make you dance/bounce/sway/thrash/laugh/cry... depending on how sentimental (or drunk) you are. They are an instrumental eruption that you have got to see for yourself, because you probably won't come across anything like 'em.. ever.. again.

GRIMES. Her recently released album "Geidi Primes" has been receiving incredible reviews from all corners of the universe, including the title of "landmark album" by the taste-making blog Weird Canada. Her mysteriously melodic sound, described as music "made for very tall people about what it's like to be very small" will warm your soul, while sending your body into chills.. not unlike the curious effects of an Icy-Hot patch.. but for your psyche...

CAPTAINS. If you've heard of them, you're too trendy. Captains has only recently come together, but they are ready to prove themselves. Self-described as both "happy fun times" and "rub a baby buggy bumpers", you can expect a joyously odd ensemble, emitting some delirious sounds that may just catch you off guard if you're not careful.

Plus music by CKUT DJ Pig Venom, host of Beyond the Horizon and Wombeat Fables (Mondays 2-3am and 3-4 am at 90.3fm or www.ckut.ca)


CKUT is starting a new project; we are going to showcase McGill's top musical talents!
Get your band together, play live before a wild n'crazy audience, and hear your songs on the radio!
Or enjoy a night of free live music, CKUT DJ's, and cheap drinks, right on campus!


When Every Third Thursday of the month

Where Gert's Bar (in Shatner Building basement on McTavish)

How much $ FREE! not to mention.. cheap drinks!


How to get your band in on this gem of an opportunity:

Send your demos to us!! RIGHT NOW
mp3s send to: mcgill@ckut.ca
or mail cds/tapes to:
CKUT radio. 3647 University, Montreal, H3A 2B3
**BE SURE TO NOTE THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THURSDAYS (A)LIVE & INCLUDE CONTACT INFO**

In order to play you must be a "McGill band" = at least one member student/staff. Can certainly be an individual performer!

Please address any questions to mcgill@ckut.ca

Join the Facebook Group!




CKUT's Underground Sounds Showcases Thursdays (A)Live!
Once a Month on Undergroud Sounds expect a live-in-studio session and interview with one of our McGill performers.
Undergroud Sounds airs every Monday from 8pm to 10pm on CKUT 90.3 FM or www.ckut.ca
Listen to Underground Sounds





FEBRUARY 18
CKUT PRESENTS: THURSDAYS (A)LIVE!


FEATURING THE HOOF & THE HEEL, THE CROWN VANDALS, AND SASHA BORODIN




Listen to the live recordings of our Februrary show!!

Sasha Bordodin

The Crown Vandals

The Hoof and the Heel

Featuring:
The Hoof & The Heel
The Crown Vandals
Sasha Borodin
Plus CKUT DJ's


Check out Folk Directions from 9am - 11am on Thursday, February 25 for live in-studio performances by, and interviews with, The Crown Vandals
and The Hoof & The Heel

Sasha Borodin appeared live on New Shit this past Monday Feb 15th for a live-in-studio performance and interview. Listen to the archive HERE

When: DJ's at 7, bands at 8:30 on Thursday, February 18
Where Gerts Bar, 3480 McTavish: in the basement of the Shatner Building on the McGill Campus
This event is FREE

The Hoof and the Heel have been on a busy tour spree this past year, tickling the ears of lucky listeners in such exotic locations as Los Angeles and Brooklyn, where they opened for the gem of garage music, Jemina Pearl. The Montreal Gazette gave The Hoof and the Heel's Pop Montreal show a rave review back in October, and they continue to blow the minds of (un)suspecting music fans: "Singer-guitarist Harris Shper seemed to be quivering on the edge of a breakdown as he churned out his band‘s drama; instead, he was feeling these songs as they gushed forth. A poised trio, who earned the best response of the night." [Mark LePage]

After their 2009 Release of their EP The Guenevere, The Crown Vandals have been compared to the likes of such indie music heros as Neutral Milk Hotel and Devendra Banhart. Their two-peice band has recently toured across Eastern Canada and New England, but their infectious folk-pop, or "freak-folk" has been capturing the attention of music critics as far away as Sweden. "The band's quirky pop-rock-esque sound has caught the ear of a number of music aficionados, and catching them in such a small venue this early in their career should be a real treat..." [Capital Sounds]

Sasha Borodin creates exquisite compositions and then contorts them through improvisatory loop manipulations using custom built software, resulting in an unexpectedly enthralling sound experience. His music flirts with numerous electronic genres, touching on IDM and ambient. Accompanied by his live visual installations you'll feel as if your senses have been hit by a tranquilizer dart, in the possible way.


The Hoof & The Heel - "King Finds Out" from elliot glass on Vimeo.



Join us Thursday, January 21 for the first Thursdays (A)Live! Showcase

Featuring:

The Pop Winds
Intensive Care
The Kelp Center
Plus CKUT DJ's

TV McGill made a precious video of the event Click here and see it for yourself!

When: DJ's at 7, bands at 8:30 on Thursday, January 21
Where Gerts Bar, 3480 McTavish: in the basement of the Shatner Building on the McGill Campus
This event is FREE

Scoring a review in the taste-making Weird Canada blog, The Pop Winds' first EP Understory is establishing their place in the nation-wide "weird pop" movement. Described as paisley psychedelic pop, this trio's first release was recorded at the now defunct loft-space and hub for pop explorations, Lab Synthese.

After a string of EP's, Intensive Care have just completed their first full-length album, Fairytales from the Island, with producer Jace Laske of The Besnard Lakes at Montreal's Breakglass Studio (Wolf Parade, Patrick Watson, Stars). Their progressively lush music has received comparisons to 70's bands such as Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Genesis as well as contemporary groups like Animal Collective and Sigur Ros, and even to British acts including Placebo and Muse.

The Kelp Center is a new group of post-modern pop eccentrics on the Montreal scene. Moving fluidly between light and dark, their sound reflects the influence of psychedelia as much as that of mid-90's trip-hop. Fuzz, samples, acoustic picking, and cool female vocals are only a few items in their magicians' bag of sonic tricks.


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