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Live at Lunch today – CiTR and AMS present War Baby

photo by Victoria Johnson

photo by Victoria Johnson

War Baby is playing now North of the SUB! Read more about War Baby in Discorder Magazine…

CiTR and AMS Firstweek bring you awesome live music every day of the first week of classes! Stop by and enjoy a tour of Vancouver’s music scene hosted by CiTR DJs. These shows are also live broadcast on CiTR 101.9FM and streamed on Here’s the schedule for the next two weeks:

Wed, Sept 3 – Village
Thurs, Sept 4 – Fine Times
Mon, Sept 8 – Flintettes
Tues, Sept 9 – Supermoon
Wed, Sept 10 – Royal Streets
Thurs, Sept 11 – Purple Hearts Social Club

Raffle Prizes at Victory Square Block Party!


We know you’re ready for the ultimate end of summer party at Victory Square this Sunday, but are you also ready for the best raffle prizes in town?

As per the Victory Square Tradition, there will once again be an amazing raffle happening throughout the day. All of the money raised in the raffle ticket sales will go towards Megaphone Magazine and CiTR, organizations that both help make the Block Party happen, and benefit from its ongoing success.

There are SO MANY incredible prizes to be won at this year’s raffle. Yet again, businesses located both in the neighbourhood surrounding Victory Square and throughout Vancouver have outdone themselves with donations.

GIFT CARD GALORE! Buy raffle tickets for your chance to win gift certificates from Revolver Coffee, Peckinpah, Poke Acupuncture, Six Acres Pub, Nouvelle Nouvelle, Coup Salon, JD’s Barber Shop, Community Thrift and Vintage, The Templeton, and Car2Go!

On the musical side of things, we have some wicked donations from Mint Records, Vinyl Records, Audiopile, Kingfisher Bluez, Timbre Concerts and The Biltmore Cabaret!

If you’re into movies, both The Cinematheque and Vancouver International Film Festival have donated tickets and festival passes!

AND THAT’S NOT ALL! There will also be prize packages from Adbusters, Sitka, The Soap Dispensary, The Regional Assembly of Text, Old Faithful Shop, The Style Garage, Olla Flowers, Fjallraven, and more!

Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day, and prizes will be given away between bands. Make sure you stick around until the end of the night, as the prize packages will get bigger as the night goes on!

See you Sunday!

CiTR and Music Waste Present: Victory Square Block Party 2014! 2-9PM August 31st

Victory Square Block Party 2014 Summer is nearly at its end…but there is still room for one last hurrah: Victory Square Block Party!

From 2-9pm enjoy amazing live music at Victory Square Park, located at the Cambie and Hastings intersection in Downtown Vancouver. This year’s lineup is absolutely killer with featured acts including: The Shilohs, Dead Soft, Supermoon, Nervous Talk, Purple Hearts Social Club, Fountain, Cool, and Tough Age.

In accordance with the values of a true block party, this event is FREE of charge! No tickets to deal with, just drop by and soak in the good vibes. CiTR will be on the scene providing a live broadcast, so if you can’t make it just tune into 101.9FM or stream it online right here on our good old homepage!

The VSBP acknowledges that we exist on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Hosted by CiTR, Discorder Magazine, and Music Waste Festival.

Temporary Power Outage!

keep-calm-and-listen-to-music-605 Due to a temporary electrical shutdown at the Student Union Building (SUB) in UBC’s Vancouver campus, CiTR will not be broadcasting its regular content from 09:00 tomorrow morning (Sunday, August 17th) till about 06:00 Monday, August 18th.

However, CiTR will still be broadcasting some groovy tunes in the form of a giant playlist that is crafted by our staff members. This means you can still enjoy awesome independent music all day long!

Mark Kleiner Power Trio at Fox Cabaret – August 15th


Friday, Aug 15th at 7:30pm  The Mark Kleiner Power Trio will play the Fox Cabaret (2321 Main Street).

The Mark Kleiner Power Trio is playing its first live show in 12 years! Along with drummer Kurt Dahle (New Pornographers, Neko Case) and bassist Pete Mills (Flash Bastard), the trio will rock a selection from their 2002 album Love to Night, some new songs, and tunes from Mark’s 90s Vancouver-based bands Jungle and Sister Lovers. He also been as guest DJ  on the Nardwuar the Human Serviette radio show on CiTR 101.9 FMListen to their song Fell In Love With The Girl in advance!

Also, a very special guest will be making an appearance. Sara Lapsley – host of CiTR’s The Arts Report – will be singing a few tracks, proving to everyone that a passion for creating music still thrives, even with pressures of a 9-5 job and having to host a weekly radio show! Come show your support for a fellow CiTR member and have a good time while you are at it.

Tickets are $12 in advance and are available at Red Cat and Zulu Records

Sponsored by CiTR and Discorder Magazine

Out on Screen: Queer Film Festival – August 14th to 24th

Queer Film Fest 2014

The 26th Vancouver Queer Film Festival will Begin on this  Thursday!

Held by Out On Screen, Queer Film Festival will last for 11 days until Aug 24th, featuring more than 90 queer films in 5 different theatres in downtown Vancouver.

CiTR is sponsoring two films:
1) Out in the Night.  “A fun night out in their safe haven of New York City’s West Village changed the lives of seven young African-American lesbian women forever…” At 9:30 pm Aug 18th, @SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
2) Salvation Army ” in a country where homosexuality is still a crime, this award-winning feature debut is Abdellah Ta a’s cinematic retelling of his roundly acclaimed autobiographical novel, Salvation Army…” At 9 pm Aug 22nd, @ Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas

Regular single ticket is $12 and only $8 for students, seniors and underemployed patrons. Click here for more info.

Come and celebrate together!

Sponsored by CiTR Radio and Discorder Magazine

Timbre Concerts Presents: Benjamin Booker with Special Guests The Districts, and Eric Campbell & The Dirt at The Media Club| August 13th

Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker

On Wednesday night, Timbre Concerts brings a night of fresh faced indie rockers at The Media Club.

Benjamin Booker is an ridiculously talented 22 year old based in New Orleans. He played his first live show just two years ago but has come a long way already by being featured on the Late Show with David Letterman and opening for Jack White! Benjamin Booker embodies the Chuck Berry era of rock n’roll especially with a high-energy band backing him. He is on tour to promote the release of his debut self-titled album, which you can stream in high quality for free on NPR (for a limited time)!

CiTR and CJSF Present: NOISE FLOOR at Fox Cabaret | Featuring: Sinoia Caves, More Than Human, Lola Vutru, Common Vernacular, DJ B & Coastal Imaging | August 12th

Noise Floor CiTR and CJSF Radio would like to revolutionize your cosmic perspective and entrance you with the sounds of Vancouver’s freshest, most cerebral electronic music!

There are two CiTR stars to look out for at NOISE FLOOR: DJ B aka CiTR’s Technical Coordinator Brad Winter as well as the radio show and record label More Than Human! Aside from CiTR’s own, there are plenty of other incredibly talented DJs at work including Sinoia Caves, Lola Vutru, Common Vernacular, and Coastal Imaging will be there providing spectacular sounds and psychedelic visual projections.

Check out an awesome CJSF interview with DJ B (programmer by day, DJ by night) and Common Vernacular right here, so that you can get a taste of the amazing experimental sounds you will hear on Tuesday, August 12th at the Fox Cabaret! Tickets are only $7 and Doors open at 8PM. For more information, visit NOISE FLOOR’s Facebook event page. See you there!

Sponsored by CiTR, CJSF and Discorder Magazine

Blueprint Live Shows at Venue: Foxy Shazam – August 9th | BadBadNotGood – August 12th



Two incredible shows are just days away thanks to Blueprint Live and Venue! Foxy Shazam will be playing with guests Stop Light Observations and BadBadNotGood are paired up with Sabota from Nelson, BC.

Foxy Shazam combine piano, guitar, and percussion, with an emphasis on good old rock and roll theatrics during their live performances. They’re on tour to support their fully independently produced album entitled GONZO. This is an unpolished, raw, but ultimately creatively satisfying album well worth seeing played out live on stage!

Stop Light Observations plays a unique style described as Transformational Rock with influences of ; Classic Rock N’ Roll, Indie, Motown, Hip-hop and Folk, Revival, Psychedelic, Garage, and Arena Rock. With such an eclectic range of influences, you will be bound to be entranced and amazed by the



Yello there fine peoples,podcastaway

You may have noticed that it’s difficult to listen to our podcasts. Well, you see, they’ve sorta went on vacation without letting anyone know. And they booked a one way ticket. But we’re darn smarter than them and they’re coming back, you see, kicking and screaming. We hope to have things ‘sorted out’ very soon – with episodes from the past few vacation weeks available. Thanks for your patience and, in the meantime, please continue to enjoy the radio as it was meant to be, live on-air over the frequencies and into your ears.

Update from tech: Podcasts are back up, and slowly re-instating older podcast audio to the beginning of time!