The Truck Stops at The Record Centre for CKCU!

CKCU and The Record Centre are please to present: Songwriters Circle For CKCU

Come on down to the Record Centre this Saturday for a songwriter circle hosted by Ray Harris and Lefty, hosts of Friday Nite Truck Stop (Fridays 10-12PM) with special guests Kristine St-Pierre and Sean Oliver! Two hours of rootsy goodness, all for a great cause!

This is a pass-the-hat pay-what-you-can show, so please donate generously! All proceeds go to CKCU 93.1 FM.

Saturday Nov. 3rd at 2 PM – 4 PM
The Record Centre 1099 Wellington St.
Seeya there!

Kristine St-Pierre:

Sean Oliver:

Friday Nite Truck Stop:

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Sparklesaurus, leMeow, Death Metal Witch play Pressed in support of CKCU

Indie City Madness, CKCU and Pressed proudly present:

(Ottawa Dreampop)

(Ottawa soul-infused indie pop)

Death Metal Witch.
(Ottawa acoustic progressive metal)

Live at Pressed on Thursday, November 1st, 2018
In support of CKCU-FM’s 2018 Funding Drive

Doors: 7 p.m.
Music: 8 p.m.
Cover: $5-$10 sliding scale
All Ages

A Grave Affair: Hallowe’en PARTY at OZ!

*A Grave Affair*

Saturday, October 27th
Oz Kafe, 10 York St., in the courtyard
9 pm – 2 am
DJs, costumes, dancing, raffle prizes and fun!

DJ Jas Nasty
DJ Daisy
DJ Chris International

$5 pints of Beau’s beer

Dress up! Prizes for best costume.

Sponsored by Oz Kafe & Darling Vintage & Beau’s Brewery AND Plant & Curio, Crow’s Nest Barber Shop, Holistic Roots Massage Therapy & Wellness & more

Trevor & Heavy Friends light up the TTs in support of CKCU!

C’mon down to Black Squirrel Books Tuesday, October 30th and enjoy some great tunes selected by Friday Drive‘s Trevor Walker (Fridays 5-6PM) and the entire Heavy Friends (Saturdays 8-10PM) Crew! Heavyweight indeed, that’s a lot of DJ talent in one room!

HEAVY FUNDING DRIVE DJ Night: Trevor Walker and Heavy Friends CKCU Funding Drive Fundraiser!
*Featuring Trevor Walker & the Heavy Friends Crew: Chris International, Jas Nasty, Pink Veil, B-Roy, Ben, and Lina*

from 9 PM until 1 AM
Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank St.

A Licensed & All Ages EVENT

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Paid pledge draw incentives!!!

Pay your pledge (of 35 dollars or more) by November 17 and your name will be entered in a draw for prizes provided by CKCU sponsors:

3 ByTowne Cinema Gift Packs that each include: two movie admissions, plus popcorn and soft drinks

4 Black Sheep Inn Gift Packs that include: a pair of tickets to a show at the Black Sheep Inn

3 National Arts Centre Packs that include: a pair of tickets to a National Arts Centre performance

2 LIVE! on Elgin Gift Packs that include: a sweater and a pair of tickets to a Live on Elgin show
2 LIVE! on Elgin Gift Packs that include: a T-shirt and pair of tickets to a Live on Elgin show

Pledges of $50 or more paid by November 17 will be entered into a draw for:  2 The Record Centre Gift Packs of a Edwards TT1S1 turntable, valued at $500!!
check this link here, these tables are pretty dope:

There is no CKCU without you. Providing the best in music, spoken word and multicultural programming since 1975.   The station is volunteer and donation driven, please consider making a pledge. Pledges can be made online through the CKCU website

Saint Clare, Boom Creek, Sleep Late play the Dominion in support of CKCU

On Friday October 26th, catch 3 great rawkin’ local bands kicking out the jams in support of CKCU! Candace Nelson who hosts Candyshop, Fridays 4-5 PM (is also CKCU’s intrepid events listings editor, and an integral part of the “Ottawa Live Music” crew among other things) has curated another fantastic triple-bill that will include some killer local talent. Sleep Late, an alt-goth post-punk group with members of Psychic Hotline, Dreamphone, Relief Maps and Bonnie Doon will kick it off, followed by recently added (to the bill… thanks guys!) Boom Creek with their “blood, thud, twang and thunder” rock ‘n’ roll sounds! And then… fresh off a performance on OLM, seven-piece Saint Clare will be primed to deliver their unique “Memphis-esque” brand of heartfelt songs until we can dance and cheer no more! Don’t miss out!

Saint Clare

Boom Creek

Sleep Late

Friday Oct. 26th // 9PM // 19+ // $10 @ The Dominion Tavern (33 York St.)

A Candyshop & CKCU 93.1 FM Presentation

Get Lost In Bass – Halloween Edition CKCU Fundraiser

Get Lost In Bass – Halloween Edition in partnership with Lost In Bass, Wavelength, Wherehaus, CKCU and Mercury Lounge.

Get Lost In Bass Halloween Edition features the best local artists. They’re performing for CKCU’s benefit for this one night @ the Mercury Lounge now almost 22 years old one of Ottawa’s meccas for the performing arts. On Friday Oct. 26h get into the Halloween spirit, dance for a community strengthening cause.

Lost In Bass which is hosted every Monday/Tuesday midnight to 2AM by Andrew Pakuts aka. T-23 has been on the air for over 500 hours over 150 shows.

Help keep us humming at CKCU. Join us meet some of the artists. Donate with your door entry and enjoy the talented lineup featuring:

Matt J. Dub (Wherehaus), Shalbeats b2b Sasa (Wavelength), Simon Sheppard (Framework) &
T-23 (CKCU).

Dance it out and kick off your Halloween weekend right for CKCU on Friday Oct 26th.

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Funding Drive Kick-off party at Black Squirrel w/ 3 great bands!

Oct 3rd 2018: As you are probably starting to notice, the CKCU annual Funding Drive is imminent. It all officially starts in the morning of Friday, Oct. 19th and runs for 17 days until Sunday, Nov. 4th around 6PM. You can get a jump start on things by clicking on the “Donate Now” on the red bar that follows you around the site.

We’d like to invite everyone to our “Funding Drive Kick-Off” party that will be taking place at Black Squirrel Books (1073 Bank St.) on Saturday October 20th, with 3 great local bands, all with significant ties to CKCU and the local music community:

The Haig

Forgotten In The Woods Again


Things get rolling at 9PM , it is All Ages & Licensed, $10.00 at the door, with all proceeds going towards the Funding Drive. Hope you can make it!
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