May 20, 2018 – Free the Cheetah

James pilots us through the swirls and eddies of the musical oceanscape

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Feat. Church of the Cosmic Skull, Afrocubism, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, Rhythm and Truth Brass Band, JD McPherson, Dave Edmunds, Allen Toussaint, The Coasters, The Big Game Hunters, The Monks, Mort Garson, Ike & Tina Turner & The Ikettes, Slow, Lafayette Afro Rock Band, The Cannibals, Cabaret Voltaire, Harari, Jefferson Starship, The Ed Palermo Big Band, Charles Mingus, Jelly Roll Morton, Nina Simone, Kermit Ruffins, and Yajyu Ohkoku


May 6, 2018 – Underground Kicks

Multi-talented broadcaster and musician Nick Schofield takes to the studio as guest host for this here musical journey!

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Feat. Elvis Presley, Leopoldo La Rosa, Djivan Gasparyan, Hukwe Ubi Zawose & Ensemble, African Head Charge, Humpback Whale, Bing & Ruth, Aldo Ciccolini / Erik Satie, Jacques Loussier, Miles Davis, Weather Report, Ensamble Polifónico Vallenato, La Tropa Vallenato, Elza Soares, Alex Chilton, Elvis Phương, 喜多郎 ‎(Kitaro), K. Leimer, Tom Rogerson and Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Pauline Anna Strom, Gino Soccio, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Die Antwoord

April 29, 2018 – Some Kicks are Bigger Than Others

James makes a powerful solo intervention

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Feat. Deerhoof, Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble, Abana Ba Nasery, Six Mile Bridge, Alice Coltrane, The Blasters, Chain and the Gang, The Band, The Smiths, Patsy Cline, Cold Sweat, War, Tito Puente, Hector Lavoe, Ry Cooder, Rita Lee, Katri Helena, Gianni Morandi, Soclose, The Love Experiment, Dominique Fils-Aime, A Silver Mt. Zion, Le Matos, and Cathodic Brainwash (Réjean Beaucage et Jocelyne Gingras)

April 22, 2018 – Free Town Blues

Where does the inspiration come from for a show like this one? Who knows? Just let it slide down your ear canal for a little satisfaction

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Feat. Jeffrey Lewis, Harris Eisenstadt, Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen, Kid Koala & Martin Tétreault, Maryam Mursal, Kiran Ahluwalia, Marshall Allen, Matthew Shipp, Joe Morris, Shuggie Otis, Trio-Da-Kali & Kronos Quartet, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Kropotkins, Johnny Winter, and Prince

April 15, 2018 – April Kicking

Ah, yes, well, it’s spring you say? This is the closest thing you will get to a spring day today! Clara-Swan mixing it up solo!

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Feat. Rhythm Activism, Roland Kirk, Simone Forti, Cecil Taylor Quartet, Intercom, The Residents, Dokaka, Sun City Girls, Far Corner, Azalia Snai, Hardal, Ville Emard Blues Band, 椎名 林檎 (Shiina Ringo), and Essaie Pas

April 8, 2018 – La Kick à Tibi

Clara-Swan avec invité, le député de Mercier Amir Khadir !

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Feat. Bruce Haack, Monks of Nechung Monastery, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, The Residents feat. Fred Frith, Cecil Taylor RIP, Robert Charlebois, Gilles Vigneault, Raôul Duguay, Beau Dommage, Genesis, Mercedes Sosa, La Negra Graciana, El Trio Silva, Mon Doux Saigneur, Mohsan Namjoo, Rachid Taha, Scrapper Blackwell, Googoosh, Alaclair Ensemble.

April 1, 2018 – Pity the Fool

Here we are at the beginning of April and mother nature takes us as the fool! No kidding around here, though. A warm selection of music from James and Clara-Swan to help keep the hope of spring alive!

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Feat. Baba Brinkman, Autorickshaw, Kid Koala, Colin Stetson & Mats Gustafsson, Parc X Trio, Tamara Filyavich, Port Juvee, Tigre Benvie, Metric, abstractRANDOM JAMILAH MALIKA & LOVeR SUN, Kiran Ahluwalia, Cold Lake Buzzards, Smokes, Yiddish Glory, A Tribe Called Quest, Toots & the Maytals, Seatbelts, Quinsin Nachoff, and Robin Gorn