A Summer FUNdraiser Series for Young Women’s Emergency Shelter!

Jars In Bars and CKCU 93.1 FM presents: A Summer FUNdraiser Series
DJ’s showcasing a variety of music on the last 3 Fridays in August with 100% of the proceeds going to the Youth Services Bureau’s Young Women’s Emergency Shelter!
3 events – 3 venues – 3 styles!!

⦁    The first Friday night (August 17th) will be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Punk BBQ  at the Dominion Tavern with DJ Candy (host of Candyshop Fridays 4-5PM) & Friends!
⦁    The second Friday night (August 24th) will be Hip-Hop night at Overkill with DJ SeiiizMikk!
⦁    The third Friday night (August 31st) will be a House music dance party blowout on the patio at Kinki with DJ del Pilar!

There will be raffles with tons of prizes! Literally 100% of the profits raised will go to the YSB’s Young Women’s Emergency Shelter for all three events.

For more information go to jarsinbars.ca
https://www.facebook.com/ events/2120820391463843/

Roots & Rhythms moving to Sunday night!

Goodbye midweek, hello weekend! After 21 years and many hosts, (currently hosted by Retro Renny Godier) ROOTS & RHYTHMS will be moving from Wednesday night to Sunday night, at 8:00 before John Tackaberry‘s BLACK & BLUES. The last Wednesday night episode of Roots & Rhythms will take place August 8th at 8:00  and the first Sunday show will take place the following Sunday, August 12 still at 8PM. Same time, same station but on a Sunday night.


Barnstorm 19 in Finch Ontario August 25th!

Barnstorm is a yearly festival/concert event that takes place at tic‘s (host of Wednesday Special Blend) place in the small town of Finch Ont., about 45 minutes south/east Ottawa. The setting and venue is majestic, ideal for tremendous yet intimate concert experience, in a well tended and beautifully decorated, 150-year-old barn known as the “Odditorium”. The surrounding property known at “The Sanctuary” is also a sight to behold and explore, includes a DJ chill-zone, bonfire pits, hiking trails…. and is totally perfect for camping, which we strongly encourage for the full Barnstorm bombast!

This years line up consists of:
The Bushpilots
KJ Thomas
The Reverb Syndicate
Evil Farm Children (reunion)
Area Resident
Slo’ Tom and The Handsome Devils

Saturday, August 25 at 5 PM – 2 AM
Tickets are available online at www.barnstorm.ca and on Facebook.
advance tickets are $30.00 (until August 17)  ….$40.00 (at the gate)
You’ll want to have some cash on hand for the raffle! 1st Prize is barnSTORMer hipCRANK guitART by John Sekerka. Tickets $3 each/$20 1 arm length. Must be present to win. All proceeds to Barnstorm.
more details:

SurroundSound returns to CKCU!

SurroundSound is a Canadian radio documentary festival celebrating interesting and compelling audio stories by both emerging and veteran journalists, producers and writers. It was started by CKCU volunteer Kristine St-Pierre.

With some really strong content in its 4th year, the documentaries aired on CKCU over four weeks in July.
You can find it ON DEMAND and listen back to it here: https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/490/info.html

It also aired in Edmonton on CJSR FM88, in Regina on CJTR 91.3 FM, and in Halifax on CKDU 88.5 FM.

For more information, visit the website at www.surroundsoundfest.com, like us Facebook.com/SurroundSoundFest and follow on Twitter @SurroundSndFest!


Come out to Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar on (this) Wednesday, July 27, and join us to celebrate 20 years of broadcasting Turn Up The Radio on CKCU. Host (and DJ extraordinaire) Chris International will be there spinning tunes with friends. The event will go  8 pm – 11 pm. Come grab a drink and snack, hear some great tunes as always, and that you are surely accustomed to hearing on this popular program. Black Squirrel Books is located at 1073 Bank St….. Congratulations to Chris for his excellent service on the airwaves and everything else you do at CKCU!

Here is the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/ events/232758974115912/

Ottawa Psych Fest slated for Saturday July 7th!

When Dave Cambridge of Cardinal Fuzz Records was over from the UK last fall and Christopher Laramee of Shooting Guns was in town for a few shows, they also guested on John Westhaver‘s (also drummer in The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol) popular CKCU program “Friday Morning Cartunes”. They mused about doing something “next summer”. Chris messaged John late 2017 and said the plan was to come out in the summer as Shooting Guns were gonna do a small tour.
Hence the idea was hatched to do a small Psych Fest and make it all Cardinal Fuzz-centric, which it obviously is! The guy that owns the label is playing in The Golden Rule with the guy from the Dead Sea Apes and the rest of everyone has releases on the label as well…one big happy family and an evening of improvised sonically oriented psychedelia. Should prove to be mammoth!

Cardinal Fuzz UK showcase
One Night Only! featuring:
Shooting Guns (Saskatoon)
Hawkeyes (Kitchener)
The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol
Mark Alexander McIntyre (Victoria)
The Golden Rule (UK)

Saturday, July 7th, 9 PM · House of TARG
Advance tickets only 15 dollars available at Birdman Sound


Alt-country pioneers Junior Gone Wild play the Dominion Tavern

Edmonton’ s Jr. Gone Wild roamed stages across Canada in the decade between their debut Less Art, More Pop in 1986 and their swan song Simple Little Wish in 1995. In his book about that decade in Canadian music NEVER BEEN THE SAME Michael Barclay writes “Jr. Gone Wild were combining hardcore country, punk rock and paisley underground 5 years before Uncle Tupelo would be hailed in America as pioneers of the “alt-country movement”.

Jr. Gone Wild became known for their take no prisoners live shows but what gets missed is the songwriting brilliance of Mike McDonald. If the Byrds seem a good comparison, that band had 3, 4 or 5 great songwriters producing that wide range of material. McDonald covers all those songwriting bases himself.

It’s is indeed a rare treat to get to see Jr. Gone Wild LIVE in Ottawa.

Be there on Tuesday June 26 at The Dominion Tavern, 33 York St. …advance tickets are available at Birdman Sound and Vertigo Records
Lone Pig & The Rhythm Sucklers open the show.

Brought to you by CKCU 93.1 FM

Live Music on June 9th in Burnstown!!

Come on down to Burnstown for a fun summer Saturday evening in the heart of the Ottawa Valley! The evening will start with a gourmet BBQ (with veg/vegan options), drinks on the patio and will be followed by a night of live music from Fluffy Little Cowboys, Sparklesaurus, and Shadowhand  in the cozy old school house that is Neat Coffee Shop.

Fluffy Little Cowboys are a female Alt-country trio coming from Prince Edward Island. “They aren’t fluffy, they aren’t cowboys, and their sound isn’t “little”. Sparklesaurus is “like glitter infused jelly on toast”, and Shadowhand, self-describes as “the sound of leaving a party alone to walk to the store for cigarettes”. Both are incredibly talented local bands to come out and see!

Neat Coffee Shop is a red brick school building built in the 1800’s that’s now a charming venue with great food and drinks. Come out and relax on the patio, and if you feel inclined, take a stroll across the street to put your feet in the Madawaska River.

Saturday, June 9th, 2018.
BBQ – 5:30PM
Music – 8:00PM
1715 Calabogie Road, Burnstown, Ontario

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, available at https://neatmusicandcoffee.ca/ . Please note that show tickets do not include BBQ,.

Saint Brigid’s Sessions

Recorded at the Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, located in Ottawa’s Lowertown, this former church, which was built in 1890, plays the ideal host to the sessions. The goal of the Saint Brigid’s Sessions is to capture live unplugged performances by artists in as technically minimal and unobtrusive manner as possible in order to capture a natural sound in what really is a magnificent sounding space.” Sponsored by CKCU , hosted and produced by CKCU’s Steve Neale

Past performers have included Lucky Ron, Kaleigh Watts, Chris Page, Jim Bryson, Irish Airs and Laments, Lynn Miles, Craig Cardiff & Kelly Sloan. Check it out here: www.saintbrigidssessions.com