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NOISE at The Biltmore!


This Tuesday May 22nd Beatroute + CiTR present:

NOISE SHOW at the Biltmore!

Come down and check out the FOUR totally rad noise acts:

Stamina Mantis
Velvet Fist

Doors open at 9:00pm and tickets are $5.00 at the door. Very Noice if we do say so ourselves! See you there!!!!

CiTR charts for the week ending May 17th 2011

New chart!
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NXNE Festival

It’s that time of year again where music and film lovers from all over Canada come together in Toronto for 7 days of music, films and panels at the North by Northeast Festival and Conference. With 650 bands, 40 films and 50 panels this years festival is defiantly one to mark off on the calendar.
Running from June 13th until the 19th there’s a wide selection of things on offer.

The NXNE Festival is known for having unsigned bands, indie favorites and major-label acts all sharing the same stage, and this year is no exception!
Over the 5 days of music you’ll be able to discover new loves and get reacquainted with old ones, this years line up will see the likes of Descendants, Men Without Hats, Wild Nothing, GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED, Anti-Flag, The Pharcyde and many many more playing all across the city.

For film fans the NXNE Festival is no exception! There will be over 40 films Read more…

Evan Gillespie wins bronze for moustache!

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CiTR’s very own Evan Gillespie has won Canada a bronze medal at the World Beard and Moustache Championships held last weekend at the Nowegian Moustache Club in Trondheim, Norway.

Evan was the only Canadian who got placed in this years competition and had entered in the “Freestyle Moustache” category where he was up against reigning champ Keith “Gandhi Jones” Haubrich who went on to win his third straight gold in the category.

The award for “Best in Show” went to Germany’s Elamr Weisser for his reindeer themed beard.

Click here to see the complete results for 2011!

CiTR has moved on Shaw Cable

On the 10th of May Shaw Cable moved several of the analog FM stations they carried to digital to free up some bandwidth on their network so they can expand their other services such as broadband speed and HD content.

CiTR is one of the stations that has been moved, it’s new frequency on Shaw Cable is 88.5.

There is a full list of the new station frequencies available here.

They have an FAQ about the changes at, and if that doesn’t answer your questions give them a call on 1.888.472.2222.


The Arts Report – May 18th 2011

On Today’s Show…

Photo Credit: Sharon Bradley

MacBeth: Nach Shakespeare

A grotesque reinvention to Shakespeare’s already gory Macbeth is coming to Vancouver at Performance Works. It’s called, ‘Macbeth: Nach Shakespeare’ and is an adaption by acclaimed German playwright Heiner Müller. It morphs the original into a dark tragicomedy with a more contemporary light on politics and class conflict. We have Macbeth himself, actor Michael Scholar Jr. on the show to discuss the play.

On from May 20th – 29th at Performance Works, for more info and tickets click here!


As Spring approaches and the May Long Weekend arrives, this annual arts fair, BC BUDS blossoms once again at the Firehall Arts Centre. In this 7th year, the fair exhibits British Columbia’s lively arts community through showcases on music, theatre and dance. Additionally, performances will be happening in every nook and cranny of the Firehall. Other than the showcases, all events are free so you can bring your penny-pinching friends.

BC Buds is happening from May 20th- 22nd, for showcase tickets click here!

Photo: David Cooper


With a fragmented piano score and four classical dancers in formal ballet attire, __post is an exploratory piece on how a dancer resides in the context of North American ‘spectacle’ ballet. The artistic director of presenting company, the plastic orchid factory, and one of the four dancers in the piece, James Gnam will tell us more on today’s show.

__post is on at the Scotiabank Dance Centre from May 26th – 28th. Get tickets here.

Ten Seconds
There’s now a little art added to the usual ads and transit info on the TV screens at Canada Line Skytrain stations. Last month it was Hippie Chick by Dana Claxton. For May, we have ‘Slash Forward’ from Michael Turner, an author known for his book: Hard Core Logo. He’ll be on the Arts Report to talk about his piece.

Check out his work on his blog!

Also, Maegan from Discorder is back to talk books, with a review of Anticipated Results by Dennis E. Bolen.

Listen in today at 5PM.

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CiTR Charts for the week ending May 10th 2011

This Week Last Week Artist Title Label
1 Debut The Cyrillic Typewriter The Cyrillic Typewriter Jaz
2 20 Jennifer Castle Castlemusic Flemish Eye
3 Debut The AwesomeHots The AwesomeHots Self-Released
4 11 The B-Lines The B-Lines Nominal
5 6 Crystal Stilts In Love With Oblivion Slumberland
6 3 Moon Duo Mazes Sacred Bones
7 Debut Ensemble Excerpts FatCat
8 4 Those Darlins Screws Get Loose Oh Wow Dang
9 10 Federico Aubele Berlin 13 ESL/Eighteenth Street Lounge
10 5 The Raveonettes Raven In The Grave Vice
11 Debut Moonshine Ramblers Moonshine Ramblers Self-Released
12 28 Jackie O Motherfucker Earth Sound System Fire
13 Debut The Kills Blood Pressures Domino
14 18 I’m From Barcelona Forever Today EMI
15 Debut TV On The Radio Will Do Interscope
16 16 Various R&B Hipshakers Volume 2: Scratch That Itch Vampisoul
17 23 K.D. Lang and the Siss Boom Band Sing It Loud Nonesuch
18 Debut Dengue Fever Cannibal Courtship Concord
19 8 Hunx and His Punx Too Young To Be In Love Hardly Art
20 12 Hauschka Salon des Amateurs 130701
21 1 Timber Timbre Creep On Creepin’ On Arts & Crafts
22 13 Bill Callahan Apocalypse Drag City
23 Debut Sun Wizard Positively 4th Avenue Light Organ Records
24 9 Lumerians Transmalinnia Knitting Factory
25 Shannon And The Clams Sleep Talk 1234 GO!
26 Debut Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & The Cairo Gang Island Brothers Drag City
27 Debut UNKLE Only The Lonely EP Surrender All
28 Debut Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Sub Pop
29 Debut The Aggrolites Rugged Road Stomp
30 2 Vivian Girls Share The Joy Polyvinyl


CiTR are proud to be partners with Weird Canada to bring you…

For the first time since it started up in 2009 WYRD Fest is coming to Vancouver! Come experience Western Canada’s best indie music festival for yourself down at the Waldorf Hotel 1489 East Hastings on May 22nd.

WYRD Fest doesn’t rely on big name acts to sell their tickets, their aim is to help you discover and even explore Canada’s new up and coming artists. They will have a continuous stream of performers playing where each Read more…

The Arts Report – May 11, 2011

On Today’s Show…

Vancouver Fringe gets $20 000 from Capital One and CanadaHelps
Congrats to the Fringe who have just received a cheque for $20 000 from Capital One and CanadaHelps! Why did they get it? What does this mean? Fringe Executive Director David Jordan, Dion Yungblut from Capital One and Lianna Walden will all explain!

DOXA: Picture Start
Vancouver’s Documentary Film Festival, DOXA, is on now until May 15th. Premiering on Feb 12 is Picture Start, about the a group of iconic Vancouver artists including Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace and Rodney Graham. Director Harry Killas is on the show to talk about the ‘Vancouver School’ of artists.

Picture Start will be at the Vancity Theatre on May 12, at 7pm. For more info go to

The Great Divorce

Hell resembles nothing so much as a dreary industrial city in the north of England, its denizens free to leave whenever they like – aboard a bus bound for a heaven that’s like nothing you’ve ever imagined. A theologically dazzling journey studded with memorable characters, mind-spinning dialogue, and images of human folly and sublime hope that will forever change the way you see eternity.

GREAT DIVORCE adapted by George Drance & The Magis Theatre from the novel by C.S. Lewis will be at Pacific Theatre from May 20 to June 18. For more info, go to

Ten Seconds
There’s now a little art added to the usual ads and transit info at Canada Line Skytrain stations. It’s called Ten Seconds and it’s brought to you by On Main. Paul Wong, the curator, tells us more on today’s show.

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Sled Island Festival

If you love music then you have no excuse for not getting yourself over to Calgary, Alberta for the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival running from the 22nd to 25th of June.

Playing across more than 25 venues you’ll have the chance to see over 200 bands including Of Montreal, The Raveonettes, Electric Six, Thee Oh Sees, Braids and The Sword. It’s going to be a musical experience you won’t want to miss!

There are also a number of local Vancouver bands that will be hitting the festival this year so get on down to show your support for No Gold, Bison BC, Read more…