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This Sunday on Bepi Crespan Presents…

ABaker3-Photo-by-LBuckareffThis Sunday, April 12th will be a packed episode on Bepi Crespan Presents… featuring new music from Aidan Baker (pictured), Oren Ambarchi, Purple Crow, Sherwood & Pinch, Shit and Shine… in addition to Giancarlo Toniutti‘s 1985 landmark dark electronics release, La Mutazione.

Tune in from 7:00 – 9:00 PDT.

“Bepi Crespan and CiTR… part of a well-balanced breakfast.”

Salad Days @ Vogue Theatre – April 10th

We are proud to present, with MRG, Georgia Straight and Northern Transmission, the documentary screening for Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC. Opening at The Vogue Theatre on April 10th, this is a comprehensive look at the proto-punk scene in DC over a ten year span with interviews by bands, label owners and fanzine publishers such as Dave Grohl, Ian and Alec Mackaye as well as Henry Rollins. Writer/director Scott Crawford has been publishing zines since the age of 12 on punk stuff, making his take on the DIY scene in Washington particularly relevant to the underground.

Watch the trailer for Salad Days right here!

PROUD @ Firehall Arts Centre From April 7th to 25th

Proud Poster
Firehall Arts Centre will host the fourth production of Michael Healey’s comic political satire, Proud this Sunday on April 5th. The last installment by the award-winning playwright in his Canadian works trilogy, it’ll pique your interest if you’ve ever wondered if Canadian politics is sexy. With a prime minister styled after Stephen Harper, and a Pygmalion type MP floating around the office, Proud has received positive reviews from The Georgia Straight to The Globe and Mail for pitting a likeable (!!) Harper with a female politician from Quebec (nice). Perfect for poli sci and theatre majors alike!

For ticket info, click here.

Sponsored by CiTR and Discorder Magazine

Timbre Concerts Presents: WAND w/ Chastity Belt and Vexx @ The Cobalt on April 11th

WANDWAND is coming to Vancouver at The Cobalt. Special guests include the talented Vexx and Chastity Belt. If you’re looking for a fun night with nothing but great music, come on out to enjoy some hard rock from Vexx, indie rock from Chastity Belt, and the Pop/Rock sound of WAND.

Timbre is hosting this event to help support the release of WAND’s new album Ganglion Reef, published on August 25th.

This event is on Saturday, April 11th. Doors open at 8:00 PM, and the show begins at 9:00 PM. This event will cater to everyone of the ages 19 and over.


Where to find a good metal read?

A fanzine started by one of our own DJ’s!

Heavy Metal Helps is a small DIY fanzine started up by Serena Navarro.

The first edition will be going to print at the beginning of April and will feature local heavy weights, Heron, as well as, Mortals, a black/sludge metal band from Brooklyn, NY.

HMH Other fun features:
-An Aaron Turner live special (Old Man Gloom and Sumac)

-Album reviews on: Elder-Lore / Swallowed-Lunarterial / Usnea- Random Cosmic Violence

-Upcoming live spotlight for April!
-“Spinning now” section for records that ‘WE’ can’t stop listening to!

-Slushpile feature: rants and raves from random people!

Look for all the info and more at


And stay tuned for a new metal show!  Starting April 5 late night every Sunday from midnight to 1 a.m. is Heavy Metal Helps, hosted by…Serena!

CiTR celebrates the French language






CiTR participated in Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) 2015, an annual celebration of Canada’s membership in the Francophonie which promotes the French language and its numerous cultural expressions. It runs March 6-22 in communities across Canada.

Aaron Joseph, one of the hosts of Crimes and Treasons (Tuesdays 9-11 p.m. on CiTR 101.9FM) produced 6 short audio capsules highlighting the lives of French-speaking people in and around Vancouver.  Check out the RVF audio clips on our Soundcloud page!

CiTR is looking for creative French content for our airwaves.  If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in hosting, producing or facilitating such an endeavour, please contact: programming [a]

Reel 2 Real Film Festival @ Vancity Theatre and Roundhouse Community Centre from April 10 – 17

The annual Reel 2 Real Film Festival is back with a whole new lineup of movies for our youth to analyze, explore, and share screen media. With a Digital Literacy Panel, Behind the Scenes Expo, and the Youth Filmmakers Showcase, there will be enough entertainment for everyone of all ages.

This will be Reel 2 Real’s 13th annual Film Festival.

These events will take place at Vancity Theatre, and Roundhouse Community Centre from April 10 – 17.

TODAY ON: Nardwuar The Human Serviette Presents…


Happy Friday, all! Bepi Crespan will once again be taking over today’s episode of Nardwuar The Human Serviette Presents…

On deck – Italian composer Teho Teardo‘s ‘Still Smiling’ collaboration with Blixa Bargeld, new Chimney Crow, music from Khavn De La Cruz’s short film Ruined Heart; plus ¡Chicas! Vol 2. Spanish Female Singers 1963-1978.

Tune in from 3:30 – 5:00 PM PST.


Viet Cong

Calgary’s post-punk rock band, Viet Cong, broke out with their debut record, Viet Cong. Earning the influential approval from Pitchfork via their Best New Music stamp earlier this year (8.5 rating, guys), Viet Cong is selling out shows such as the one being put on by Timbre Concerts this Saturday at The Biltmore Cabaret.

Recently in hot water for the name of their band causing so much social tension on a campus venue that even the promoter (Ivan Krasnov) responsible for booking them released a statement in support of the Vietnamese community, it’ll be interesting to see the turn-out for the show. Unlike Black Pussy, however, Viet Cong has support from Gang of Four so life ain’t all bad.

Freak Heat Waves will be there too, show your support for the avant-garde trio and their latest Bonnie’s State of Mind.

Sponsored by CiTR Radio and Discorder Magazine

UBC BIKE RAVE 3.0 – This Friday March 27 @ Koerner Plaza


The third annual UBC Bike Rave starts at 8 PM in front of Koerner Library this coming Friday. As always, this glowtastic activity will provide complimentary glow sticks and rave gear for bikers, skateboarders and unicyclists alike! Show up with a wheeled contraption, and you’re in the clear. Ride down East Mall with dance party break stops along the way… UBC EDM Club will make sure to bring the drop.

BONUS: UBC Bike Rave has also announced it will be giving away a free ticket to AMS’s sold-out Block Party to whoever owns the best-looking wheels. Definitely worth a Google search on the world of L.E.D. accessories right about now?

Sponsored by CiTR Radio FM 101.9FM