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Skate Jam at UBC Skate Park! | July 4th

UBC Skate Jam Poster Freestyle skateboarding, Nardwuar, and great summer tunes all come together this Friday, July 4th, at UBC’s Skate Park (the first campus skateboard park in North America!). The Skate Jam was created by Skullskates board shop in collaboration with the University Neighbourhood Association, and CiTR!

Come down to hang out or skate! Starring Andy Anderson and world class freestyle skater Kevin Harris. CiTR’s Nardwuar The Human Serviette will be broadcasting live at UBC Skate Park from 3:30-5:00PM. Food and refreshments, skateboard games and prizes for everyone. The event is open to everyone so come one, come all! For more info, check out the Facebook page for the event right here.

Sponsored by CiTR 101.9FM and Discorder Magazine

Timbre Concerts Presents: Lee Fields & The Expressions with Special Guests The Ballantynes | July 3rd

Lee Fields

Lee Fields

What do you do when you got the post-Canada Day blues? Rather than being down about your patriotic celebrations coming to an end, put your dancing shoes on and groove to uplifting soul music from Lee Fields & The Expressions along with Vancouver’s incredible band The Ballantynes next Thursday at The Imperial.

It is not uncommon to hear the youth of Generation Y bemoan the fact they missed out on the 70′s; a time when soul and funk were the burgeoning genres. Lee Fields is not just a throwback to the great music of the 70′s…his career in the industry spans 43 years! When Lee Fields teamed up with The Expressions in 2009, it was a match made in soul heaven. Lee Fields and The Expressions are now an international sensation bringing nostalgic joy to older music fans and a genuinely fresh sound to younger music fans who weren’t able to experience the 70′s. Get a taste of Lee Fields and The Expressions in this track which is a tribute to the fairer sex, aptly titled Ladies.

Timbre Concerts Presents: Painted Palms with Special Guests Imperial Mammoth & Jay Arner| July 2nd

Painted Palms

Painted Palms

Next Wednesday, July 2nd, come out to the Biltmore Cabaret for three awesome acts! Electronic pop-duo Painted Palms are headlining while Imperial Mammoth and Jay Arner are amping up the crowds with their opening performances.

Painted Palms is a San Francisco based group composed of two cousins; Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme. Reese and Christopher would create songs by sending snippets of audio tracks to each other online since they were separated by a dozen states from each other during their formative years as musicians.

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ The Orpheum | June 30th & July 1st

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Next week, we kick-start the summer sunshine with an eagerly anticipated band: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds! On Monday June 30th and Tuesday July 1st, check out Nick Cave and his incredible band The Bad Seeds at Vancouver’s iconic Orpheum Theatre.

Nick Cave hails from a town called Warracknabeal in Australia. Aside from being a gifted singer, Nick Cave’s talents also span screen writing (The Proposition) and acting (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford). His 15th album with The Bad Seeds called Push the Sky Away, has received universal acclaim.

Tickets are selling fast for the June 30th showing. However, there are still plenty of tickets available for July 1st, so buy them now before it’s too late!

Tickets: $38.80-$93.50 – Available online at

Sponsored by CiTR and Discorder Magazine

Rice & Beans Theatre Presents: Loomings; or, the Whale

Loomings PosterLoomings; or, the Whale is a powerhouse fantasia loosely inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The company responsible for crafting this ambitious play is Rice & Beans Theatre, a theatre company composed of alumni from Simon Fraser University’s School of Contemporary Arts program.

Loomings is an expressionistic presentation of the turbulent relationship between father and son. The play bravely challenges methods of storytelling utilising repetitions and variations of leitmotifs, fragmented scenes, and wild, improbable stage pictures.

Timbre Concerts Presents: Dean Wareham with Special Guest Jody Glenham | June 27th

Dean Wareham On Friday, June 27th, come down to the Biltmore Cabaret to check out two amazing singer-songwriters in action; Dean Wareham and Vancouver’s own Jody Glenham.

Dean Wareham is renowned for his poignant contemplation on American life. His self-titled album has received critical acclaim from Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. Here’s a slice off his album called Holding Pattern.

Upcoming workshop! An Introduction to Publication Design

We are going to be having a special workshop on publication design(using InDesign and photoshop) on June 25th by CiTR’s very own Paul Bucci. Thanks to a faculty sponsor we were able to rent out one of UBC’s Mac Lab’s! This means the workshop will be completely hands on. Space is extremely limited so if you are interested RSVP at as soon as possible!


An introduction to publication design : learn the basics of print design using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

Wednesday, June 25, 6–8pm

Room B204, Buchanan Building at UBC

Learn industry-standard design techniques from the perspective of building your own publication, be it a newspaper, a professional-looking resumé, or a zine your print in your basement. Topics covered will be principles of typography and design, basic photo manipulation, and layout techniques.

This workshop will focus on resumés, so be sure to bring your information! 

Paul Bucci has been a designer in advertising, film, online and news media and currently works as a designer for CiTR.


Veruca Salt with Special Guests The Echo Friendly | June 24

Veruca Salt

On June 24th, Timbre Concerts presents the return of Veruca Salt at The Biltmore Cabaret!

All of the original members have reunited; Nina Gordon and Louise Post are still rocking the guitars and vocals while Jim Shapiro and Steve Lack are returning on drums and bass guitar respectively. Check out the latest track by Veruca Salt, called The Museum of Broken Recordings.

Also, special guests The Echo Friendly will be featured as well. Their insanely hypnotic single Same Mistakes is one of their most recognizable songs off their LP, Love Panic.

Doors at 8:00pm, Show at 9:00pm
Tickets $20.00 (plus appl. s/c) and are available online here.

Also available at Red Cat RecordsZulu Records and Highlife Records

Sponsored by CiTR and Discorder Magazine

CiTR Presents: Young Liars Album Release Party w/ Gang Signs @ The Fox Cabaret


Young Liars & Gang Signs

 This Saturday(June 14th), The Fox Cabaret will be hosting the album release party of Young Liars, featuring GANG SIGNS  as guests! 

According to Andrew Beck, Young Liars was formed “from a combination of old bands breaking up, a few members staying together and a friend of a friend joining along the way.” Drummer Tyler Badali and Beck founded the group with singer and guitarist Jordan Raine, later Wes Nickel signed on to play keys. Their synthy summer time vibes have helped them secure headlining spots at NXNE and Rifflandia festival. Check out the debut of their brand new music video for their title track right here!

GANG SIGNS have emerged from the Vancouver scene with their distinct dark yet youthful electro sound, that is just as fun to dance along to as it is to zone out in contemplative thought.  Matea Sarenac, Peter Ricq, and Adam Fink are the dynamic trio that have already opened for such bands as Yacht, Tanlines, Gold & Youth and Young Empires. Here’s a groovy track off their EP!

For more information, visit Young Liar’s Facebook event page.

Sponsored  by CiTR & Discorder magazine.