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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

Arts Report Review: Turning Point Ensemble’s Carnival

Vancouver has been and will be always a source of musical talent. Founded in 2002, Turning Point Ensemble‘s 16 core instrumentalists bring together magnificent music from the early 20th century to today’s modern. Bringing in audiences with their flair-filled shows and intricately woven programs, audiences will be forever transformed by the experience.

Carnival, featuring acclaimed cellist Ariel Barnes, premiered on Friday, March 13 and concluded on the 14th. Here to tell you about the innovative performance–Arts Correspondent Christine Kim with her review under the cut.


Thank you to our sponsors of Fundrive 2015!

We would like to say a big thank you to all the sponsors of Fundrive 2015 who donated to the listen auction. There were tons of great auction prizes to be won at the Fundrive Finale this year. We are so grateful to have so much support from the neighbourhood to keep our station kickin’ it on the airwaves. These donors wanted to help us raise money and they are dedicated to their local community. Please check them out!




Anvil Press, Arsenal Pulp Press, Audiopile Records, Bandidas Taqueria, Bayen Books and Sound, Bike Kitchen, Black Dog Video, Blueprint, Buy-Low Foods, Dave Campbell RMT, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Earnest Ice Cream, Ethical Bean Coffee, Firehall Theatre, Fluevog Shoes, Fortune Sound Club, Frog Box, Goorin Bros., Herschel Supply Co., ITSAZOO Productions, JQ Clothing, Kraft Galaxxxy, Light Organ Records, Live Nation, Lucky’s Comics, LUSH, Mahony & Sons, Mint Records, More Than Human, Museum of Anthropology, On The Fringe Hair Salon, Pandora’s Box Rehearsal Studios, Rain or Shine Ice Cream, Random House, Rio Theatre, Rogue Folk Club, Sanitary Electric Tattoo Company, Sled Island, Steam Whistle Brewery, Sub Pop, Surya Devi, The Chan Centre for Performing Arts, The Cinematheque, The Cobalt, The Soap Dispensary, Timbre Concerts, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Fringe Festival, Vancouver New Music, VIFF (Vancity Theatre), Vinyl Records, Wasted Effort

UBC REC’S STORM THE WALL – March 22nd to 26th


UBC REC‘s annual “Storm the Wall” is taking place this week! If you would like to lend your support your favourite teams such as the “Flossoraptors” or ” George Stormthewallpoulus”, then cheer them on right outside our good old SUB.

On Thursday, there will even be food carts and a beer garden to cap off the intense physical activity of the week! So come out and be a part of the incredibly lively atmosphere!

Sponsored by CiTR Radio 101.9FM

TODAY ON: Nardwuar The Human Serviette Presents…


It’s Friday! Bepi Crespan will be taking over today’s episode of Nardwuar The Human Serviette Presents…

Spinning new Shit and Shine, Six Organs of Admittance, Black Sites, Bombay Disco and Swedish masters of industrial ritual – Trepaneringsritualen.

Tune in from 3:30 – 5:00 PM PST.