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CiTR live at Vancouver Folk Music Festival 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday!

Folk Music Festival Poster 2014 This weekend, embrace Vancouver’s gorgeous summer weather to the soothing sounds of Folk music from all over the world. That’s right, it is the 37th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, back once again at Jericho beach and bursting to the seams with great music more than ever before!

CiTR and Discorder will be at the festival, providing a live broadcast and making ourselves known with our merchandise booth. Be sure to pay us a visit for a chance to win free CDs, cool clothing, and much more! Tune in live from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with hosts Steve Edge, Linda Bull, Val Cormier, Chirag Mahajan and Wade Jordan as they interview artists and bring you special live performances.

Here is just a few of the featured acts playing at this year’s Folk Fest: Joan Baez, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, Mary Lambert, Amos Lee, Banda Kakana, Born Ruffians, and Brasstronaut. With such a culturally as well as musically diverse lineup of artists, the 2014 edition of Folk Fest promises to be an unforgettable experience.

For more information on ticket prices and the complete schedule of performing acts, please visit the Folk Festival’s web page.

TV Girl with Special Guests Brothertiger and Reef Shark at Fortune Sound Club | July 16th

TV GIRL POSTER

On Wednesday July 16th, come out to Fortune Sound Club for a triple threat of awesome!

TV Girl was formed in 2010 by Brad Petering and Trung Ngo. They are touring to support their debut album entitled French Exit. You can check out the album in its entirety on their Bandcamp page!

Brothertiger hails from New York and brings a fresh sound to electronic music. Their synth infused tunes range from ‘poppy’ dance tracks to mellowed out sleep music. Check out some of their work right here.

Reef Shark is a local Vancouver-based act that takes its influence from our city’s beautiful shores. Every track from their LP Better Weather has a floaty summer-time vibe. Take a look at Reef Shark’s SoundCloud page.

Advance tickets are $8 and are available at Highlife, Zulu, Red Cat, Beat Street and online.

Sponsored by CiTR Radio and Discorder Magazine

CiTR at Khatsahlano Street Party! July 12th

West 4th Avenue, Khatsahlano

West 4th Avenue during Khatsahlano 2013

This Saturday, July 12th, rock out at Vancouver’s biggest music and arts festival of the summer; Khatsahlano Street Party!

This year, CiTR has partnered with Zulu Records for a sponsored stage at Cypress and West 4th. Featured acts at the Zulu Records and CiTR stage include: Phoenix Thunderbird, Shawn Mrazek Lives!, Sunday Morning, Inherent Vices, Cool, Young Braised, Holy Hum and White Poppy.

CiTR will be broadcasting live on the scene with our lovely on-air hosts providing some amusing banter. If you decide to drop by…you could be radio famous! While you are at it, you could also grab some awesome CiTR gear or Discorder Magazines by paying a visit to our merchandise booth!

Convinced yet? No? How about the fact that the festival and all of its entertainment is FREE! That’s right, no pesky cover fees or tickets to worry about…just walk around, explore 10 blocks of stages, and have an absolute blast! If you do get tired of dancing to music you can even nourish yourself at any of the amazing food carts and beverage stands.

See you there!

The Fresh and Onlys with Special Guests The Shilohs @ Electric Owl | July 11th

Fresh and Onlys

The Fresh and Onlys

Timbre Concerts is pairing San Francisco’s awesome indie rockers The Fresh and Onlys with Vancouver’s own incredibly talented indie pop group The Shilohs.

The Fresh and Onlys are on tour to support their latest album entitled House of Spirits. Check out their latest single called Animal of One.

The Shilohs are also supporting their latest self titled album. This album screams of The Beatles and Tame Impala, which is perfect for that summer time relaxation.
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A Blast from the Past: Retro Issues of Discorder Magazine Digitized!

Amazing Discorder Who doesn’t love perusing through magazines of decades past just to see the wacky fashion and dated pop cultural references?

Thanks to some hard work and significant effort from UBC Library’s Digital Initiatives Unit, all of us can re-live the glory days of Discorder Magazine! Take a look at their recent blog post, which displays some of the finest pieces of artwork known to mankind. The Digital Initiatives Unit plans on getting the entirety of 80′s Discorder issues completely digitized and available to the general public by the end of the year.

CiTR is calling for companies to build us a new website!

citrbikelogoCiTR is looking for a company to build us a brand new, shiny website that allows people to flip between audio and print content on CiTR and Discorder magazine, and search for bands and interview topics. Are you interested? Respond to our RFI by August 1, 2014. Read the details in our CiTR Discorder Website Redesign – Request for Interest.

Skate Jam at UBC Skate Park! | July 4th

UBC Skate Jam Poster Freestyle skateboarding, Nardwuar, and great summer tunes all come together this Friday, July 4th, at UBC’s Skate Park (the first campus skateboard park in North America!). The Skate Jam was created by Skullskates board shop in collaboration with the University Neighbourhood Association, and CiTR!

Come down to hang out or skate! Starring Andy Anderson and world class freestyle skater Kevin Harris. CiTR’s Nardwuar The Human Serviette will be broadcasting live at UBC Skate Park from 3:30-5:00PM. Food and refreshments, skateboard games and prizes for everyone. The event is open to everyone so come one, come all! For more info, check out the Facebook page for the event right here.

Sponsored by CiTR 101.9FM and Discorder Magazine

Timbre Concerts Presents: Lee Fields & The Expressions with Special Guests The Ballantynes | July 3rd

Lee Fields

Lee Fields

What do you do when you got the post-Canada Day blues? Rather than being down about your patriotic celebrations coming to an end, put your dancing shoes on and groove to uplifting soul music from Lee Fields & The Expressions along with Vancouver’s incredible band The Ballantynes next Thursday at The Imperial.

It is not uncommon to hear the youth of Generation Y bemoan the fact they missed out on the 70′s; a time when soul and funk were the burgeoning genres. Lee Fields is not just a throwback to the great music of the 70′s…his career in the industry spans 43 years! When Lee Fields teamed up with The Expressions in 2009, it was a match made in soul heaven. Lee Fields and The Expressions are now an international sensation bringing nostalgic joy to older music fans and a genuinely fresh sound to younger music fans who weren’t able to experience the 70′s. Get a taste of Lee Fields and The Expressions in this track which is a tribute to the fairer sex, aptly titled Ladies.
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Timbre Concerts Presents: Painted Palms with Special Guests Imperial Mammoth & Jay Arner| July 2nd

Painted Palms

Painted Palms

Next Wednesday, July 2nd, come out to the Biltmore Cabaret for three awesome acts! Electronic pop-duo Painted Palms are headlining while Imperial Mammoth and Jay Arner are amping up the crowds with their opening performances.

Painted Palms is a San Francisco based group composed of two cousins; Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme. Reese and Christopher would create songs by sending snippets of audio tracks to each other online since they were separated by a dozen states from each other during their formative years as musicians.
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