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  • Stylus Top 5 of 2006

    Posted by Rob on December 11th, 2006

    Although it can (and will) be debated here are the overall top five releases of 2006 by Stylus magazine contributors.

    1.TV on the Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain (4AD/Interscope)
    2.Junior Boys – So this is Goodbye (Domino)

    3.Final Fantasy – He Poos Clouds (Blocks)

    4.Thom Yorke – The Eraser (XL)
    5.Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Mint)

    Also to be debated is the overall top five shows by Stylus magazine contributors.

    1.Junior Boys @ Pyramid Cabaret, October 6th

    2.Gogol Bordello @ WECC, February 10th

    3.Death Cab for Cutie/Franz Ferdinand @ Cummings Theatre, April 23rd

    4.Wilco @ Burton Cummings Theatre, July 1st

    5.Shout Out Out Out Out @ Pyramid Cabaret, October 28th

    If these picks don’t satisfy you, you can always become a stylus writer and pick your own just email [email protected] to find out how.

  • Tonight on ‘Rave Cutz’

    Posted by Rob on December 11th, 2006

    Rave Cutz Radio Mixdown w/ Special Guest “DJ Sheak” from the Caribbean
    Monday Night – December 11th @ 2am

  • Web Service Problems

    Posted by Rob on December 11th, 2006

    Dear faithful CKUW fans, we apologize for the problems with our web services over the last weekend. We are working to try to make our web services (archives, streaming etc..) reliable but it’s proving to be a challenge. The archiving is so popular that it’s use is crashing the server!! Last week over 30 GIGABYTES (More than 1000 hours!) of CKUW programming was downloaded.

    To help ease the strain, please refrain from downloading programs like Democracy Now! that are available elsewhere on the web. This would be a big help.

    It’s exciting that you folks appreciate the archives and we’ll keep working to make them a valuable and reliable resource for every CKUW fan.

  • Kwagala Foundation Benefit

    Posted by Rob on December 7th, 2006

    We are presenting a Kwagala Foundation Benefit Show featuring:The Paperbacks, Sheena Grobb
    and After Party[the band] on Sunday, December 17 ~ doors 7:15 / show 8:00 at the West End Cultural Center. Tickets are $10 / $12 @ door and available at WECC & U of W info booth.
    All proceeds from the show will go to aid families plagued by poverty in Uganda.

    For more information visit www.myspace. com/kwagalafoundation

  • Flying Nun on the Faktory

    Posted by Rob on December 4th, 2006

    Dec 10th: The Faktory pays tribute to Flying Nun Records in honour of the influential New Zealand label’s 25th anniversary. Tune in from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST on Sunday, December 10 to hear musical riches from the likes of The Clean, Bailter Space, The Bats, The Chills, The Verlaines, Toy Love and more.