2017

December

"2018, we're ready." This issue features local filmmaker, Kathleen Hepburn; the Emily Carr Student Action Group; an essay on Seasonal Affective Disorder by Sarah Jickling; and an art project by @smallhoax. Read reviews of local comedy, live music, albums, podcasts, films, and more. Cover image by Victoria-based photographer, Betsy Frost.

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November

"This time is necessary and intense." BB kicks off the November issue with an Editor's Note addressed to #metoo and call-outs in Vancouver. Themes circle back to identity and belonging: Lexi Mellish Mingo writes about Hogan's Alley; Blind Tiger Comedy carves a niche for women, trans and non-binary comedians; and Rachel Lau interviews Y4CS about an intergenerational Chinatown. The cover illustration by Dana Kearley accompanies an essay submission by Samantha Nock on decolonial love. Reviews of Holy Hum, Ornament & Crime, Stop Podcasting Yourself, and live set reviews of JB The First Lady, Kimmortal and Missy D. Get your hands on a copy for more!

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October

Autumn is ushered in with a costume party cover illustration by local artist, Cole Pauls. Features in this issue include Holy Hum, Ora Cogan, Good Night Out Vancouver, and Vancity Kweens. This issue marks the debut of Transmissions From PLOT, a column that documents the goings-on of our satellite location at Access Gallery in Chinatown. We also talk to the organizers of Vancouver International Improv Festival, the editors of PRISM International, and others. Reviews of local comedy, music and podcasts. Keep reading, Discordians.

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September

After a short and smokey summer of sipping radlers at beaches, calling in sick to go camping, and rolling around in tall grasses, Discorder is back! Woolworm is our cover feature, photographed by Colin Brattey. Other features include Nardwuar The Human Serviette's 30th Anniversary with CiTR, c'əsnaʔəm: the city before the city by filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, sexual assault and accountability in the music scene, and a short fiction submission by Kerria Gray. Some live show reviews include Mount Eerie and Blind Tiger Comedy, plus album reviews of The Belle Game, Sarah Jickling, and more.

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July

The July/August *Summer Issue* has hit the streets! The cover is local hip hop artist Prado, photographed by Pat Valade. Issue highlights include interviews with Chinatown Concern Group, Gabi Dao and Malcolm Biddle; features on Gayblevision and Vancouver Latin American Film Festival; live reviews of Music Waste and Mount Kimbie, and additional reviews of Sick Boss, The Imposter Podcast, and more. This issue also contains a Summer Park Guide courtesy of your favourite local musicians, and Summer Tarotscopes by Keagan Perlette. So, wanna take us to the beach?

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June

SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE! Isn't it nice to warm those bones? The cover is The Shilohs at the Hastings Racecourse photographed by Duncan Cairns-Brenner. In this issue, The Shilohs get back to reality and back to the studio; Vancouver Tenants Union stands up against landowner bullies; Tintin Yang questions diversity in festival lineups; Sofar Sounds Vancouver goes on the defensive; and RLA ruffled feathers. 100 magazines in this month's distribution have the new Shilohs flexi stuffed inside. Also, this issue features the Music Waste Festival schedule! Get it while it's hot.

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May

Hello May!
 Cover illustration by Bryce Aspinall This month we review all things *accessibility* leading up to CiTR Radio 101.9FM's AccessDay May 18. Other features include Ahmad Danny Ramadan, Jericho Band, So, I had an abortion..., Sammy Chien, Deranged Records, Vancouver Mural Festival, and more.

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April

There is a lot of talk about expectations in the April issue of Discorder — the expectations that we set for ourselves and others — and how we act when our expectations are not met. Ian William Craig discusses the nature of success; Cole Nowicki's fine. at the Lido shows us a good time; Bridget Gallagher makes us think about moshing in a new light; Oona Krieg dissects "gentricide" in the DTES; Under Review reviews books and podcasts in addition to albums; Editor BB shatters your delusions about the BC Music Fund, and April cover artist Jeneen Frei Njootli advocates for the protection of caribou, among other things. Welcome to a new season.

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March

This year's Fundrive theme is "Shape your Media," and the March issue of Discorder explores what independent media means to us. Can't Lit is a podcast that gives a platform to the new wave of Can Lit; Anya Zoledziowski dissects 'fake news' from the perspective of a journalism student; Holy Hum and Angela of Xiu Xiu question their roles in resistance; Pitchfork's "Does College Radio Even Matter Anymore?" gets called out; and Hot Head submissions tackle covert sexism and overt fascism. Our sections are also expanding, with Real Live Action now reviewing comedy, and Under Review reviewing its first podcast. The cover is Rhi Blossom, co-founder of Intersessions, photographed by Pat Valade.

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February

Discorder turns 34 this month, celebrating with The Courtneys, Pale Red, Nothingness, Chapel Sound, Pity City, and three scorching Hot Head submissions. In consideration of the fentanyl crisis, we look at alternative perspectives leading up to Opioid Awareness Day on February 21. We also find out what's happening to Granville Island when Emily Carr leaves. This issue features album reviews of Mi'ens and Local Creature and Alien Boy, live show reviews of Shindig and Quiet City, and more.

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2016

December

Resolutions come early in the December 2016 / January 2017 issue, with Discorder's Editor-In-Chief BB gleaning advice from Buffy The Vampire Slayer: "Find the ones you love, and hold them close." Features include Kimmortal (cover photo by Matthew Power), Adele Barclay, Dad Thighs, JayKin, Gary Cassettes, and others. Live reviews of Jenny Hval and Hannah Epperson, and album reviews of Monomyth, Daniel Terrence Robertson, and more. Stay warm!

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November

In this "issue" we profile the artists performing in the Local Hip Hop Showcase November 18, 2016 at the Media Club.

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Who is SKRSINTL? That's one question answered by this month's issue of Discorder Magazine. This issue is all about finding your community. Features include an overview of this year's reenvisioned Media Democracy Days; the return of all-ages advocacy through the Safe Amplification Society; and a profile of the artists-turned-administrators who form the James Black Gallery. Album reviews of Cyrillic Typewriter and Ponytails, live show reviews of Psychic TV, Jock Tears, and more.

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October

Purple is the new green, with envy. The October issue features interviews with Puzzlehead, Swim Team, Kye Plant and prOphecy sun on their new and upcoming releases. We address the uncertainty of the Trans Pacific Partnership for artists, and sit down with the organizers of Japanese Poets North of the 49th to discuss reconciliation through poetry. There are also album reviews of So Loki, Winona Forever and ninetyfour, and live show reviews of Swans and Sawdust Collector. Wanna know more? You're just gonna have to read to find out...

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September

Discorder has reformatted! Welcome to our new look, featuring cover artist Graftician photographed by Nolan Sage. September is a time of change, after all... Articles on Wishkicker, Art d'Ecco, and Hick, album reviews for Ramzi and JPNSGRLS, and live show reviews of Art Swells, Space Melt, and more.

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July

July/August is a hot issue, with a scorching cover by Puppyteeth, and some truthful burns in the Editor's Note and Hot Head. Features include Aileen Bryant, Gal Gracen, Tempest, and Holy Hum in conversation with Last Lizard, and columns highlight Tidal ~ Signal and Holy Smokes. Album reviews of Late Spring and ADSR Vol. 1, and live show reviews of Music Waste and Levitation. Wear sunscreen.

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June

It is with a stir-crazy mindset that we planned the June issue of Discorder. Eleanor Wearing interviews Chris Long, one of the organizers of Pretty Good Not Bad in Victoria June 17-19. We interview Fountain, just back from a reunion and tour in France. Montréal-based Sebastian Cowan shares Arbutus Records' Vancouver origin story. Also from Montréal, Wider Smile talks ideology leading up to a Vancouver album release at a masonic temple June 16. Travelling northeast a couple hours and 35 years, Erica Leiren recounts Heatwave '80 in Québec City. We also review the albums of Nixxon (Toronto) and Boreal Network (Seattle), and a live show review of Cate Le Bon (Wales). So I guess you can call this, the travel issue.

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May

Baby, it's hot outside! Our May issue features Glad Rags, MOSFETT, Cornshed, Horsepowar, So Loki, and so much more.

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April

April showers, Discorder flowers! Devours is our cover artist, coming out strong with Late Bloomer. This issue also features Ashley Shadow, Late Spring, Kim Gray, Mu, karaoke at Pub 340, and more. We have album reviews of So Loki and Black Wizard, and live show reviews of Acid Mothers Temples and Daughters.

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March

"Hail! Discordia." This month's we feature musicians and artists sifting through their own chaos to form distinct creative practices - even adopting whole personas - including Mass Marriage, Iceberg Ferg, Plazas, g h o s t i n g, and Phono Pony. We have album reviews of Jo Passed and The Painters, and live show reviews of Julia Holter, Parquet Courts, and more.

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February

Discorder celebrates 33 years of publishing in Vancouver and the launch of CiTR's annual Fundrive fundraiser! Joe Keithley trades a mic for a megaphone, Dumb introduces us to Beach Church, Michael Red gives us his souns, and Maggie Boyd throws some vessels. This issue features live show reviews of Majical Cloudz and Ty Segall, album reviews of Nap Eyes, Daniel Caesar, and more.

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2015

December

In this special double-issue Discorder sways to Yu Su's resonant tapestry, cybernetic interfaces at Dystopia Dreaming, sneaks into Gold Saucer, debuts CiTR's hottest new dating app, Shinder, and so much more. Come get weird with us...

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November

This month Discorder profiles the personalities wildly reshaping the boundaries of traditional music and art practices in Vancouver. These folks include Revered, Tommy Tone, the artists of art rock? and 88 Tuned Bongos, the Big Joy banner of Shaunn Watt, and the critical rebirth of U/P's ISSUE Mag, with some other surprises. Come take a tour...

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October

What lies beyond the surface of this month's Discorder? Explore the paranormal with new Editor-in-Chief Brit Bachmann. Survive Death Sweats with War Baby. Follow signs to reach articles on Lt. Frank Dickens, Skim Milk, Dralms, Sofar Sounds, Nordic Trax, and more! This month we're bound to get under your skin.

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September

Go out to sea with Francesca Belcourt! Also featuring articles from tv ugly, Other Jesus, DEWAC Zine, Mesa Luna, and VIVO New Additions!

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July

Mourning Coup presents a project five years in the making with Baby Blue. Also featuring articles on Adrian Teacher & the Subs, Ramzi, Woolworm, Iris Film Collective, Sick Boss, and Whitney K.

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June

Stefana Fratila's politicizes the dancefloor with Efemera. Also featuring articles on Music Waste, Softess, Levitation Vancouver, and Tim the Mute.

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May

Regenerate with Weird Candle! Also featuring articles on DOXA, the Backhomes, Holy Hum, Genderdog, and more!

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April

Three metal and hardcore veterans start afresh with Sumac! Also featuring articles on Sarah Davach, SNIT, Weed, Record Store Day, Ken Lum, and more!

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March

Find out who's responsible for the countless art pieces and show promos plastered around the city with Silver Fox Postering! Also featuring articles on Pacific Rhythm, Sur Une Plage, Art Signified, Jordan Koop, and Little Red Sounds.

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February

FREAK HEAT WAVES. DID YOU DIE. NEU BALANCE. BRASS. And there's even more.

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2014

December

In Jancember's Discorder, Rec Centre is Monster of the Week! Also featuring articles on the Heroes of Shindig!, Witch of the Wastes, Candela Farm, arts funding, and more!

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November

What's your Dada Plan? Also featuring articles on Colan Cowan, Lié, MALK, and Nima Gholamipour.

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October

Get trippy weird with Les Chaussettes! Also featuring articles on Prairie Cat, Sam Tudor, Johnny De Courcy, and Plan 9 from the Wise Hall.

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September

Supermoon is in orbit! Also featuring articles on New Forms Festival, Other Jesus, Underpass, Rosie June, and more!

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July

Vancouver's indie music monthly, featuring: the B-Lines, Dirty Spells, 1080p Record Label, Pat Lok and more!

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June

Discorder presents a guide to Music Waste 2014! Also featuring articles on The Tourist Company, Spencer Davis, The Flintettes, and Ace Martens!

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May

Catch up with the Skinny Kids. Also featuring articles on Wild/Kind, Kiss Painting, Fist Full O' Snacks, and the ASL Singles Club.

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April

It's COOL, two-thirds ex-Apollo Ghosts and one-thirds Shawn Mrazek! Also featuring articles on Fantasy Prom, Zoo Age, Reef Shark, Teenagre, and more!

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March

Dead Soft! Smash Boom Pow! Spring! The Shilohs! Noble Oak! Role Mach! This one's heavy.

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February

Hallow Moon, The Written Years, Kubla Khan, and more.

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2013

December

Shindig, Little India, Big Joy, King of the Dot, and more.

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November

It's a Tough Age. Also featuring articles on White Lung, Bear Mountain, Eric Campbell and the Dirt, and the Mouths.

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October

Discorder welcomes the Falll with cover band Village, and features on Good For Grapes, Top Less, White Poppy, and The Lion The Bear The Fox. We also recap an rifftastic weekend at Rifflandia 2013! Bob Woolsey is back with another Here's The Thing, and we have a new column called 'I'm With The Band'. CiTR student prez Ryan is featured in this month's 'On The Air'.

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September

Summer is on its way out, but our new Editor-in-Chief Jacey Gibb is just getting started. Featured bands include Weed and Bankrobbers. Also for your reading pleasure: talking about Fringe Bar, Rain City Recorders, Napkin Records, and a spotlight on local comedy with Kyle Bottom. This issue's 'On The Air' features CiTR show 'Crimes & Treasons'. 'Art Project' by Joel Rich.

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July

Discorder celebrates a hot summer with great festivals with our sun-shiniest cover yet! Features: Snapshots of Sasquatch; Under Covers; The Re-Explosion of the Music Festival; Pump Trolley Comedy; Discorder Revisited; Discorder Staff Sound-off. Regulars: Here's The Thing; Jam Space with DIANE; Tribute to Tim McGuinness.

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June

This June we feature The Courtneys, The Ketamines, Young Braised, and Instant Theatre, along with Keep Tidy in this month's Jam Space. Bob Woolsey sings an ode to craft beer, and we've got guides for your trip to Music Waste and Art Waste!

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May

This month we feature The Ballantynes, La Chinga, Philoceraptor, Zine Counterculture, The Robot Ate Me, Charlie Demers. We also feature the intricate digital collage artwork by Erica Lapadat-Janzen, along with our album and concert reviews.

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April

The evolution of Record Store Day! Also featuring articles on Tobeatic, Sara Bynoe, DIY steps for making it as a musician, and more!

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March

2013 Fundrive and CiTR's 75th anniversary! Find out how vintage jeans funded War Baby's new album! Also featuring articles on Naomi Kavka, Ivan Decker, and more!

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February

Celebrate Discorder's 30-year anniversary with this special issue!

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2012

December

Our last issue of the year, but with double the fun! Gorgeous cover featuring local artists in their nicest Xmas sweaters! Fantastic staff and artist picks of 2012! All kinds of goodies. It's our present to you :)

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November

The second last Discorder issue of 2012! We've got features on local punk rock trio The New Values, on the sonic soundscapes of solo act Ian William Craig, on the pop-ness of Watermelon, on a Prince Georgian lad Michael Elder and his act The Speechless Radio. Also, Discorder revisits the past with a story on how some peeps aired porn on CiTR back in 1999. In 'On The Air', we feature CiTR show So Salacious.

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October

As Autumn rolls in, Discorder welcomes you to read our magazine with a nice hot cup of cider. This month we feature White Poppy, Fine Times, Nick Everett & Everybody, and Paul Anthony's Talent Time. We also take a trip to the past to recap a case of 90s censorship brought up by the PMRC and the CRTC over Ice-T and Public Enemy on CiTR.

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September

This September, Discorder talks to Gang Signs, Nam Shub, and take a trip to past with Animal Collective and their first interview with us 9 years ago. We explore Fringe Fest music in Musical Theatre, and we see what on Earth happens at The Critical Hit Show's Live D&D Comedy Experience. Also on this issue: Die Roten Punkte, Encyclopedia Gothica, Lucky's Comics, art by Michael Shantz, and On The Air we have DJ V, host of Shake A Tail Feather on CiTR.

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July

Love the sunshine and blue skies a lot more with Discorder in your hands (or on your screen)! This July, we're in love with Hot Panda, and have our minds blown by the V. Vecker Ensemble. Check out our Summer Fest Preview Pt. 2, and read our journey into Austin Psych Fest and Sasquatch! For dessert, enjoy Green Burrito Records & Ryan Smith, and CiTR's soul train DJ David "Love" Jones.

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June

Discorder Magazine kicks off another beautiful Vancouver summer with the Summer Festival Preview, Needles//Pins, Young Pacific, Capitol 6, and Beekeeper. And keep an eye out for art by Jeffry Lee! Also, in this month's On The Air, we talk to the hosts of Trancendance. Read on as you sip that cool drink and let the summer seep in!

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May

Discorder welcomes an amazing Vancouver summer, featuring Nü Sensae, Peace, Weed, and Brasstronaut. Read our take on For the Sake of the Song Sundays at River Vintage. And hear more about hosts on the air at CiTR: this month, it's Funk My Life hosted by DJ Oker. There is, of course, lots more to be heard in between!

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April

This April, Discorder features: Ruffled Feathers, Indigo Kids, Dirty Spells, and Red Cedar. Also, a few words on Record Store Day on April 21st, and some brilliant work by featured artist Chris Von Szombathy.

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March

For March, Vancouver-based Discorder features Shearing Pinx, Bleating Hearts, Ancients, War Baby, Nardwuar, and Said The Whale, with featured collage artist Office Supplies Incorporated, and featured CiTR host George "Reggae" Barrett.

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February

Discorder Magazine - February 2012 that magazine from CiTR 101.9 FM gives you another wicked month with: - Grimes - Rococode - Redrick Sultan - Sleuth - Tyranahorse - From Birch To Yew - Sizzle Teen Records - Erik Olson.

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2011

December

Discorder Magazine - Jancember 2011-2012 Our end-of-the-year combined issue for both December and January. Includes our contributors' favourite local and Canadian bands from 2011. Check it out!

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November

Blackout Beach's Fuck Deathm is an album three years in the making. Also featuring articles on Vacant State, Kathryn Calder, Siskiyou, Hawk and Steel, and CiTR's Fundrive!

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October

Shimmering Stars for Violent Hearts in this issue of Discorder! Also featuring articles on Ghost House, Yukon Blonde, The High Drops, Aunts & Uncles, and more!

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September

Hop on with Joyce Collingwood! Also featuring articles on Indigo Kids, RTX, The Pack A.D., Drawn Ship, Lost Lovers Brigade, and more!

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July

Dive into an experimental Summer with features on Babe Rainbow and Prophecy Sun! Also featuring articles on Bass Coast Project, White Lung, Austra, and Future Islands!

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June

Explore the sweeter side of things with Chains of Love. Also featuring articles on Womankind, Indian Wars, Cloud Splitter, and more!

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May

Grungy noiseniks Heavy Chains! Also featuring articles on The Albertans, Miracle Fortress, Man Man, GSTS, and more!

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April

Explore the Moon of Neptune with Kellarissa! Also featuring articles on Elekwent Folk, Sun Wizard, Louise Burns, and The Cave Singers.

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March

Local thrashers Baptists talk about their new record on the prolific Southern Lord Records label. Also featuring articles on Drip Audio, Dirty Beaches, Braids, Toro y Moi, Mother Mother, and more.

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February

Get into a Teen Daze! Also featuring articles on Thee Oh Sees, Crystal Swells, Wizerdz, and more!

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2010

December

Check out our 15 favourite bands of 2010! Also featuring articles on OS Mutantes, D.B. Buxton, You Say Party, Flash Palace, Ok Vancouver Ok, and more!

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November

Fresh in Vancouver from Edmonton, Mint Records' newest stars Hot Panda! Also featuring articles on Humans, Suuns, Ache's Ten Year Anniversary, Tony Dallas, and Philanthropy.

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October

Become Fine Mist's biggest fan with Discorder! Also featuring articles on Myths, Witch House, New Forms, Wavves, Fond of Tigers, Daniel, Fred & Julie, Bash Brothers, and Victory Square Block Party.

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September

Folk metal with Black Mountain's Steve McBean! Also featuring articles on Folk Fest, the Malahat Revue, DJ Tameil, Shambhala, and Sled Island!

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July

Do the Slam Dunk with Discorder! Also featuring articles on Shad, the Shilohs, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Once Upona Record Store, Party Photography!

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June

Laugh it up with Discorder and Graham Clark in this month's special comedy issue! Also featuring articles on Vancouver's funniest people, The House of Yes, Music Waste, SSRIS, and Laugh Tracks!

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May

Check in with the Apollo Ghosts! Also featuring articles on Babe Rainbow, Caribou, the New Pornographers, Bison B.C., SXSW, and more!

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April

Read about the big waves electro pop duo Fan Death have been making in this month's Discorder! Also featuring articles on Role Mach, Brasstronaut, How to be a DJ, plus reviews of Caribou, Gigi, Masive Attack, and more!

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March

Nick Krgovich talks to Discorder about Gigi! Also featuring articles on Fanshaw, the Fake Jazz Festivsal, Oh No! Yoko vs. Highschool, Koban, Yacht, and more!

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February

Makeout Videotape features in this month's Discorder! Also featuring articles on the Olympics, Hidden Towers, Half Chinese, Never on a Sunday, Chin Jinjeti, and an art project from Caitlin Gallupe.

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2009

December

Pregnant with lists! Discorder picks The Best of the Decade! Vancouver's 50 Best Bands of the Decade! Plus articles on Lily Fawn, Tyler Fedchuck, Blogs, Ben Jacques, The Mental Beast and Never on a Sunday Pt. 2!

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February

Want to introduce new wonder into your life? Discorder presents The Finding Things Issue! Featuring Her Jazz Noise Collective, Clipse, Transmission, Tight Solid, Pretty Maps, and much more!

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