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CKMS 102.7 FM Live-to-Air this Saturday at the Waterloo Beat Goes-On! (Weber St. Location)

Join CKMS-FM broadcasters Francis Claire, Cameron Matthews, Natty Physicist live on-site this Saturday November 17th at the Beat Goes-On (Waterloo) Live on location and Live-To-Air on 102.7 CKMS Radio Waterloo !!! Live bands will be playing on-site and in-store performances including a live b-day performance by Ned Flangers!!

2-4 PM !


Event page: CKMS Live-to-Air Event page

Hope to see you this Saturday!
Join the event page for updated details!


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DENIM RADIO back On-Air with 102.7 CKMS-FM with a new Live Tuesday night 8 PM time slot!!!

 

DENIM RADIO EP. 135 !!!

COMING IN HOT!! A ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF BASSLINES RUMBLIN’ YOUR SPEAKERS!!!

DJ is in the Studio ready to drop Episode 135 tonight featuring a Non-stop Commercial Free BASS MUSIC, JUMP UP, DRUM AND BASS!!

“Turn Up your stereo if it can handle it!!!

LIVE 8-9 PM EST
www.radiowaterloo.ca/listen

Pick a Pipers new album is available now!!

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The picture above is from a few years ago when Pick a Piper released their first untitled album. They came to CKMS the day of the release and celebrated the album.

Fast Forward to now and Pick A Piper is releasing their follow up album called “Distance” and it is Amazing! I was lucky enough to be at their Waterloo show where they blew the top off the starlight.

In the interview that can be heard here I thought I heard Brad wrong when he said that they play stand up drums….but it was amazing! We will get a video clip up soon on our Mano A Mano Youtube page but for now check out some choice tracks and stories about the albums here:

 

Pick A Piper New album: Distance

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Pick A Piper is back with a new Album: Distance. This new album takes their work to a new level! Check out this podcast that spans various different era’s of work by this great band with ties to the KW community!

Then get your stuff together and meet us at Starlight! April 13th for Pick A Piper live in concert. These guys always put on a great show switching from synths to percussion to whatever else they can to produce the electro-rock vibes!

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Diplo feat. Deb’s Daughter – Hey Baby (Remixes)

BRAND NEW DIPLO, DIMITRI VEGAS AND LIKE MIKE!!!

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Hey Baby (Remixes)

Bringing together some of the finest talent the industry has to offer, <b>Smash The House</b> gets ready to unleash the huge <b>Dimitri Vegas &amp; Like Mike</b> vs <b>Diplo</b>’s ‘<b>Hey Baby</b>’ remix package to set off 2017’s release schedule in style.

 

 

Live Interview with Canadian Electronic-band “Dragonette” on Sound FM !

#DenimRadio ! NEW UPLOAD TO MIXCLOUD !

Just incase you missed it earlier this month.. Now on the DJ Denim Mixcloud for your review and listening!  DJ Denim holds an interview with lead singer Martina Sorbara of Dragonette! Live interview and commercial Free DJ set from Nov. 8th, 2016.  Get the latest on Dragonette and their upcoming tour while catching one awesome DJ set!

Check out the DJ Denim mixcloud page for this episode and other past episodes of Denim Entertainment Radio in FULL on CKMS!

Listen Here: https://www.mixcloud.com/DenimnZeebrat/1003-sound-fm-denim-entertainment-radio-ep-114-live-dragonette-interview-dj-set/

Join DJ Denim for Denim Radio Live bi-weekly Friday nights at 10 pm! And remember… Hash Tag It on Social Media.. #DenimRadio !

The CKMS S.O.S. Fundraiser Success!!! Thank-You for Supporting!

Thank-you to everyone who could make it out last weekend to the CKMS S.O.S. Fundraiser!!!  It was an amazing night!  We look forward to hosting more upcoming CKMS fundraisers and public events in the near future.  Photos are up from last Saturday’s S.O.S. on our Facebook Page!

Thanks again for your coming out and showing your support to community radio in Waterloo.

For latest details on our upcoming events please see our Facebook page at  ‘100.3 SOUND FM

Cheers!

CKMS’s Annual Friends of SoundFM Funding Drive – Sept 22nd-Oct 6th

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From September 22nd to October 6th CKMS will be hosting our annual friends of SoundFM funding drive, and today I’m asking you to support Waterloo Region’s community and campus radio station as we head into our 40th year.

If you have the means please visit soundfm.ca/donate to find out how you can financially support the station, and become a member of the CKMS radio community.

Thank you for continuing to tune in to and supporting 100.3 SoundFM!

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Block 3 Feature: Ian Somers

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Above is our feature presentation of Ian Somers music from various different bands he has worked with. As one of our favourite musicians we are happy to bring to you his new track “All Failures” in the above podcast and since that podcast he has released one other track that can be heard here:

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Robot Apocalypse: Block Three Feature

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We recently had Evan from the Robot Apocalypse Collective in the CKMS Studio to share some Block Three Brewing Company Kind Street Saison’s, talk about new collaborations and where he gets inspiration for this exciting collaborative project. In addition to playing a few Robot Apocalypse tracks the Mano A Mano DJ’s play a throwback Song from Evans former band “Run Down Royalty” from when they were in the CKMS studio Years ago.

 

Frightened Rabbit: Block Three Feature

Block three FeatureDJ AdRock’s favorite band in the world is Frightened Rabbit. If you follow the Mano A Mano show on twitter @mamradio you will have probably seen how excited he is for this new album. In this podcast we feature a few of these brand new tracks and some oldies in this Block Three Brewing Company – Three Block Feature of Frightened Rabbit.

The Sonic Tapestries of The Alpacas

This podcast and video have been a long time in the making. This was filmed as Radio Waterloo was leaving the 108 King Street Studio Location. Because of that the audio is a bit glitchy in the podcast but as you can tell in the video above the harmonies provided by the Alpacas were unwavering.

Check out this amazing band in the video above and podcast below.

 

Rock Cut Video: For Esme “You”

Coming up on July 24th is the WAYHOME music festival! The line-up boasts some great musicians from across the content including one of our past feature bands: For Esme

This podcast was released a while ago when we found their vinyl in the station! We were thrilled to test out the vinyl and find a rich combination of atmospheric sounds combined with great song writing. For Esme has just released a new track and is set to release a new album called “Sugar” later on this year. The new track is called “You”. This months Rock Cut Video is “You” by For Esme. Check it out below!

Rock Cut Feature: Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a band that is near and dear to our hearts. They are the one of the first bands that we featured on “The Electrifying Adventures of DJ Jeff E Jeff”, our Audio Comic that features great Canadian Bands. As such, when we saw their new album ‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’ we knew we had to release it on the same day that we closed out The Electrifying Adventures – Canada Day!

Sit back and enjoy this soundscape! Then go and pick up this album! You will not be disappointed!

Rock Cut Feature: ttwwrrss

This extremely interesting album came into the station the other day and since we have been interested in many bands that have removed the vowels from their names we checked it out. The first great thing about this band was that they are from our old stomping ground of “The Hammer” (Hamilton for those not from the hammer or those who did not know it is sometimes call that for some reason)

Secondly, it is some damn great music! It is darker electronic music that has some wicked hooks to it! Some songs have elements of piano that complement the electronic songs – check it ttwwrrss in the podcast above!

Then go to their bandcamp page here and get more of their music!

The Smashing Pumpkins!

A long time favourite band of the show, The Smashing Pumpkins just released a new album “Monuments to an Elegy”. Check out a few of our fav tracks from the album above!

And Below….Billy Corgan has gotten himself into a little tiff with Anderson Cooper. They talk about it and various other cyber attacks:

The ALPACAS

We did something never before done on radio or even thought of for that matter…..Due to the severity of awesomeness of this band the Alpacas and them having a great video we decided to open the Top Shelf Video vault within the Rock Cut Feature Vault. We were glad we didn’t explode and I think that the structural integrity of the show held together because of the quality of the band and their music that we were playing. Check out a few tracks above by the Alpacas and then listen in as we review their “Comb My Hair” video that can also be found below!

Top Shelf Video: Fur Trade’s “Same Temptation”

Fur Trade, who had one of CKMS’s Top Tracks of 2013 for their song “Kids These Days” from their album “Don’t get Heavy” has released another video for the track “Same Temptation” off the same album. We came across the video on Facebook and waited for the show to watch it to experience first hand what is going on! Check out our on the spot reactions above and then make sure to check out this video below!

This video does not disappoint….however it seems to be a part one of an ongoing story! We aren’t sure when or how this story is going to end! But we will see what we can find out!

Cursed Arrows

The Cursed arrows have performed live on the Mano A Mano show before and are one of our favourite bands. I noticed Ryan in the liner notes as a producer for an older local band called Silent Films and checked out their site and they just released an album of cover songs appropriately titled “Couvre Projet”.

Check out more from this dynamic duo here:
http://cursedarrows.blogspot.ca/

The Tourist Company

This album “Space Race” came into the station and we were again intrigued by the cover art. We check it out and the music was great! DJ AdRock describes it best in the podcast above – Check it out, then check out more from this band here:

http://thetouristcompany.bandcamp.com/

Stone River

The first thing we noticed from Stone River was the awesome artwork for their Euphoria & Lovesick Blues LP. This caught our eye and when we threw it into the CD player we were immediately captivated by the audio as well. We heard distinct notes of Caledonia and Blind Melon mixed together! And this ends up being a winning combination!

Check out their website for more!
http://stonerivermusic.com/