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Fortune Sound Club Presents: BESTiE “No Bad Days” Album Release Party | May 30



Friday May 30th Fortune Sound Club presents BESTiE “No Bad Days” Debut Album Release Party Early Show!


BESTiE started in 2012 in East Vancouver when friends Andrew Janczewski, Tristan Orchard, Daniel Ruiz and Rob Cameron started jamming, with the goal of making a fun accessible pop band with their own unique sound. (more…)

Poor Boy live from CiTR! Friday 16th, 9-10PM

This Friday, Nellie of the The Cat’s Pajams will host a special 9-10PM edition of her show. Vancouver artist Poor Boy will feature and play a set of tunes live on-air from our lounge!

Former frontman of Vancouver Punk band Sisyphus, Poor Boy is Sacha McKenna’s ongoing bedroom rock recording project.

Tune in for a special night of evening mood music!

The Horde and the Harem & The Ruffled Feathers | May 15

1005543_825634214118220_404834608_nThe Rickshaw and CiTR presents The Horde and the Harem & The Ruffled Feathers in a specials co-headlining event!

The Horde and the Harem is a collective of musicians from across the country who have all gravitated towards the mystique of the lush Pacific Northwest. Recording on their new album has wrapped up and the upcoming album will be released April 2014.

The Ruffled Feathers are known for their combination of haunting female vocals, carefully crafted harmonies, multi-instrumentation, and brazen horns.The group is preparing for the release of the new EP in early 2014.

Come out to The Cobalt on Thursday, May 15th 2014 / Doors at 9:00pm!

Tickets are $8 (plus S/C adv) or $12 at the door / Available at Zulu RecordsNeptoon RecordsHighlife RecordsRed Cat RecordsNorthern Tickets, or online here.

Check out more The Horde and the Harem & The Ruffled Feathers!

Sponsored by Discorder, that magazine from CiTR, 101.9FM!


The 2014 Main Street Vinyl Fair this Saturday and Sunday!


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Join us at the The Cambrian Hall (215 East 17th Ave, Vancouver, BC) this weekend for the annual Main Street Vinyl Fair!

Down at the Cambrian Hall there will be over 40 independent record dealers, each with interesting and unique record collections available for sale.

Not only will you be supporting local record dealers, you will also be helping out Vancouver non-profit organizations through the vinyl donation programs. Vinyl record donations have been made to the program throughout the year and proceeds from sales are split between CiTR 101.9FM, the Safe Amplification Society and Girls Rock Camp Vancouver- awesome!

The festival runs this Saturday(May 17th) and  Sunday(May 18th) from 11am-4pm. Tickets are $3 at the door and kids get in for free.

For more information visit the Main Street Vinyl Fair Facebook Event!

See you there!




Red Ride Tour Kickoff | May 16th


On May 16th at 403 East Hastings St., a mix of musical genre musicians hit the road for their fourth annual year of the Red Ride Tour.

They will embark on a two-week tour across Turtle Island from Vancouver to New York City to play fantastic music.

The tour kickoff on Thursday, May 16 at Pat’s Pub will feature Kristi Lane Sinclair and Cris Derksen, they will be joined by the 2014 Juno Award George Leach,  songstress Jennifer Kreisberg, pop diva Iskwé and Nick Sherman and rising folk singer Tara Willimson.

The door opens at 8:00pm and the show starts at 9:00pm.

Tickets $8 advance, and $10 at the door.

They will stop at 14 cities, including Banff, Calgary, Regina (where they will pick up Leach), Winnipeg (that is quickly becoming the Aboriginal musical center of the universe), Thunder Bay, Toronto, Montreal and culminating in Brooklyn, NY, on June 1.

For more information about this event, visit

Sponsored by CITR, 101.9FM!

UBC Moving Minds 2014! May 15



On Thursday May 15 2014, UBC’s School of Kinesiology  presents the 4th Annual Moving Minds!

UBC Moving Minds is a free, non-competitive walk/run that helps promote the use breaks from work to support one’s health and well-being. It offers education as well as a community atmosphere that enables UBC community members to create healthy habits that promote vitality.

The event welcomes UBC staff, faculty, graduate, PhD and post doctoral students, alumni and the general public to participate. Participants are encouraged to choose their own challenge: from one lap to several of a half kilometer route in the middle of UBC’s Point Grey Campus. The route is designed to be short enough to fulfill a portion of daily physical activity requiremenst, in an attempt to show how easy it can be to meet the needs of your body for movement each day.

For more information about the event, check out their website.

Sponsored by CiTR 101.9FM!

Premiere of DamNation at the DOXA Film Festival

By Danielle Piper

The DOXA Documentary Film Festival ( May 2-11, 2014) is a chance for Vancouverites to watch some of the world’s major, independent documentaries. Each year, Vancouver hosts this festival and provides a wide array of politically charged and thought-provoking films in several languages. These films span in genre from Social Justice to Environment and Sustainability, broaching topics such as work life, urban design, aboriginal culture and more.

This year’s DOXA featured the Canadian premiere of DamNation. This documentary explores the drawbacks  of North American dams on the environment and the wildlife that reside in it. In addition, the film examines the negative impacts on First Nations Culture and recreational living. The film’s director, Ben Knight, captures stunning visuals of the landscape. These serve to further denounce the travesty of environmental destruction the dams cause, but still provides an objective view of the scenario by identifying alternatives and solutions to the problem. (more…)

UBC Alumni Weekend | May 24

What are you doing Saturday, May 24? If you’re looking for one of the most fascinating, entertaining and intellectually stimulating days of the year, come to the Vancouver campus for UBC’s Alumni Weekend!

We’re especially excited to ‘Unexpect the Expected’ with Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of Discovery Channel’s
MythBusters. Jamie and Adam will tell tales of experiments, explosions and hijinks, and the unpredictable occupation of myth busting. This show takes place from 4-5:30PM at UBC’s War Memorial Gymnasium. Tickets for this event are only $15, and are available online here.

General admission, including entry to all UBC gardens and museums is free. CiTR will be there too! For a full schedule of events, visit the UBC Alumni website here.

Proudly sponsored by Cowell Auto Group and CiTR, 101.9FM!

Help! Powerchord Needs a Host

Vancouver’s longest running metal radio show is in need of another host… or two! PC CiTR

Creeping on 29 years of heavy, dark sonic assault at CiTR, the existing team wants your fresh perspective and music.  Check out what your current hosts, Andy and Coleman and Ron, have to offer during their weeks on-air (Saturdays 1-3 p.m. or listen to the podcasts) and start thinking of what you’ll do during your time.  Contact: programming[a] to get involved.

Covering all Genres from Classic Metal right to Extreme. New Releases, Local Bands, The Obscure, Underground & everything in-between (not for the weak minded).  Life is hard, so why shouldn’t your music be too!?  2 hours of crushing power!!   Facebook

Record Donations Needed! Support the Main Street Vinyl Record Fair!


It’s time for another Main Street Vinyl Record Fair! The fair will be held as always at the Cambrian Hall (215 East 17th) on Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th.

CiTR will have a table full of records for sale both days of the fair, with proceeds from sales going to CiTR, Girls Rock Camp Vancouver and Safe Amp.

We are currently looking for record donations for the fair! If you have some records you’d like to give to support the local music and arts community, consider donating to the Main Street Vinyl Record Fair!The donations page for the fair can be found here.

For more information, visit:

Sponsored by CiTR, 101.9FM!