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Shindig Night Two: Rainboard, Sam Tudor & Still Creek Murder

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The first night of SHiNDiG was a huge success! Congrats to Pale Red for taking Night 1, you can catch them again at the semi-finals early next year.

In case you haven’t heard, SHiNDiG is CiTR’s 30-year-old “battle of the bands” competition. Since launching in the 1980′s, over 800 bands have played the event to date. Prizes this year include free studio time, showcases at Music Waste and Canadian Music Week, a feature in the wonderful Discorder Magazine, and more!

Next Tuesday, October 28th promises to be another night of great music with the likes of Rainboard, Sam Tudor and Still Creek Murder on the bill! (more…)

UBC Thunderbirds on CiTR Sports

Saturday, October 18

Canada West Conference

Volleyball (Men’s)

Mount Royal Cougars (1W-3L) 0 — 3 UBC Thunderbirds (3W-1L)
Final | Venue: War Memorial Gym

Volleyball (Women’s)

Mount Royal Cougars (1W-3L) 0 — 3 UBC Thunderbirds (2W-2L)
Final | Venue: War Memorial Gym

Football

Regina Rams (1W-5L) 32 — 33 UBC Thunderbirds (2W-4L)
Final | Venue: Thunderbird Stadium

The World Tour of Quantum

The 60th anniversary of CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) celebrates 2014 with events such as The World Tour of Quantum. Quantum is a dance piece where physics concepts are explored and demonstrated through dance. Arts Reporter Dannielle Piper attended one of the performances on October 16th, 2014 at The Scotiabank Dance Centre.

 Gilles Jobin is well known for his artistry. By using his residency at CERN to inspire new work, Quantum, it is certain that his creativity is limitless. As Gilles explains to me in my interview with him here http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20141015-170000-to-20141015-180000.mp3 while choreographing Quantum, scientists advised him on the laws of physics, their complexities and meanings with regards to how we move and take form.

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UBC Thunderbirds on CiTR Sports

Friday, October 17

Canada West Conference

Ice Hockey (Men’s)

Lethbridge Pronghorns (0W-7L-0RT) 1 — 5 UBC Thunderbirds (3W-2L-2RT)
Final | Venue: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre — Thunderbird Arena

Basketball (Men’s)

Western Mustangs 70 — 87 UBC Thunderbirds
Final | Venue: War Memorial Gym

UBC Thunderbirds on CiTR Sports

Thursday, October 16

Basketball (Women’s)

Queen’s Gaels 50 — 58 UBC Thunderbirds
Final | Venue: War Memorial Gym

Vancouver New Music’s Sonic Topographies – Oct 16th to 19th

Sonic Topographies Vancouver New Music’s Sonic Topographies starts today!

The festival showcases composers, musicians and sound artists who are fostering new, sound-based explorations of ideas that emerge from natural, interlocking cycles and alternative systems of thought. Be sure to check out CiTR’s live broadcast of the event tonight and Sunday! Tune in tonight at 101.9FM or online at citr.ca between 6:30PM to 11PM and Sunday between 2-6PM for artist interviews, panel discussions, and performances!

Sonic Topographies takes place Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor) and Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), University of British Columbia (2260 West Mall, UBC Point Grey Campus). Check out the Facebook event page for more details on the performers and set times.

Sponsored by CiTR and Discorder Magazine

Shindig Night One: Fundamentally Unsound, Pale Red & The Vaporettos

benlai_shindig2008Shindig! is CiTR’s 3o year old annual band competition, promoting new, local bands and providing great prizes! Night one of Shindig features Fundamentally Unsound, Pale Red, The Vaporettos.

Shindig starts Tuesday, October 21, and runs every Tuesday until December 16th, with semis on January 16 / 20 / 27 and the finals on Friday, February 6th. We have a new venue – The Hindenburg, at 23 West Cordova, with cheap drinks, free pool and a great stage. CiTR Djs will spin after the bands! Learn more about Shindig!, join the faceboook group, and get updates on twitter @citrshindig.

the Shindig schedule is announced!

shindig-final-low-resCiTR’s annual band competition has been showcasing new and unknown local bands since 1983. Over 800 local bands have competed, winning studio time, showcases and media coverage, while the audience heckles and tells jokes for beer.

Shindig! starts Tuesday, October 21, and continues nine weeks until Tuesday, December 16th, at the Hindenburg, 23 West Cordova in Gastown. Semis will happen January 16 / 20 / 27 and the finals on Friday, February 6th. Cover is $6, with free pool, a brand new stage, local beer on tap, and CiTR DJs spinning tunes after the bands.

“Shindig isn’t really a battle of the bands competition – it’s a showcase of local music and an excuse for people to see local bands,” says Shindig host Ben Lai.

Learn more about past Shindig! winners, and how the judging happens. Join the faceboook group, and get updates on twitter @citrshindig.

Here is the schedule!

Shindig Night One – October 21st
Fundamentally Unsound
Pale Red
The Vaporettos

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UBC Thunderbirds on CiTR Sports

Friday, October 10

Canada West Conference

Ice Hockey (Men’s)

Mount Royal Cougars (4W-1L-0RT) 3 — 5 UBC Thunderbirds (2W-2L-1RT)
Final | Venue: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre — Thunderbird Arena

UBC Thunderbirds on CiTR Sports

Friday, October 3

Canada West Conference

Ice Hockey (Women’s)

Saskatchewan Huskies 5 — 4 UBC Thunderbirds
Final (SO) | Venue: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre — Thunderbird Arena