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DOXA Festival Screening: “Theory Of Obscurity” Monday May 4th @ Cinematheque

RES_ToOPoster_Final_300We at CiTR love what DOXA Documentary Film Festival is all about, and this year’s line-up of documentaries is no different – it’s shaping up to be a highly anticipated event for film aficionados. Western Canada’s largest documentary film festival, DOXA will open this week starting Thursday April 30 until Sunday May 10. Presented by The Documentary Media Society, this non-profit society presents independent and innovative documentaries that are not seen under Consumer Protection BC for Vancouver audiences. A beloved institution in the Lower Mainland, DOXA educates the public about documentary film through public screenings, workshops, panel discussions and public forums.

One of the documentaries heading our way that has us excited is award-winning filmmaker Don Hardy’s “Theory Of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents.”

On May 4th at 8:15 PM “Theory Of Obscurity” will run on the screen at the Cinematheque, and this is where audiences will be able to follow  the travels of an influential and mysterious band from Northern Louisiana during their 40th anniversary tour in the US and Europe. With behind-the-scenes concert footage that spans decades, past and present, as well as reels from the lost film project by The Residents, Vileness Fats, “Theory Of Obscurity” is about telling The Residents story, a renegade tale about never compromising to artistic convention.   

With interviews by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Jerry Casale of Devo as well as Jerry Harrison of The Talking Heads, “Theory Of Obscurity” traces the anarchic spirit of The Residents that has inspired artists such as Lil B to Phish.

Ticket information can be found here

May 6th @ Fox Cabaret: East India Youth


London-based synth artist, East India Youth (William Doyle), will be performing at The Fox Cabaret on May 6th Wednesday night. A self-described song architect, Fact Mag hit the mark when during its review of East India Youth’s sophomore record, Culture of Volume, it described the music to be informed by the “unfounded seriousness with which so many British artists take themselves.” Critically praised by The Guardian, East India Youth with special guests will be performing avant-garde electronica for the night.

Check out the event for more details!

Seoul & Ballet School @ The Media Club Tuesday May 5th


Wrapping up their North American Tour with Berlin expats Ballet School, Seoul will be performing their lush dream pop music at The Media Club next Tuesday on May 5th before finishing a string of busy dates that also included touring with AlunaGeorge in the States. Presented by MRG Concerts West, hillydilly and CiTR, this will be a night for those that enjoy pop with an alternative twist. 

PS If you haven’t heard Ballet School’s mash-up of Beyonce’s “Partition” and Madonna’s “Justify My Love”, do yourself a favour.

For details on the Facebook event, click here.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Bepi Crespan Presents…

On this Sunday morning’s Bepi Crespan Presents… (0700 – 0900 PDT) – New music from Vancouver’s Rev. Purple Crow, Tunnels of Ah (Head of David), Ilyas Ahmed, Beppu, Rupert Lally, and Trickfinger (John Frusciante as you’ve never heard him before).

Plus, CDs and tickets for Laibach’s 27 May concert at the Rickshaw Theatre.

Bepi Crespan and CITR…start your Sunday Brunch off right!

CiTR’s move is around the corner….

Go on a tour hosted by Nardwuar, Eleanor from Femconcept and Nellie, host of Cat’s Pajams. We’ll be moving in May, and throwing a big party in June during our first broadcast! Keep your ears open for a party date announcement.

Inherent Vices, Ace Martens, Poor Baby, and Mary @ THE RAILWAY CLUB – April 25th

Inherent Vices and Ace Martens

THIS SATURDAY, Snail Productions presents Inherent Vices with special guests Ace Martens (featuring CiTR’s very own Music Director – Sarah Cordingley!), Poor Baby, and Mary LIVE at The Railway Club!
Inherent Vices (Not to be confused with the film “Inherent Vice”) are a local band making huge waves in Vancouver’s punk rock scene! Check out their heavy riffs and frenetic drums on Bandcamp.
Doors open at 8:30PM and cover is $10. Come rock out with some of CiTR’s favourite bands!

Sponsored by CiTR Radio 101.9FM and Discorder Magazine

April 22 – May 3: Verses Festival of Words

11041760_807850592602262_9005197635807154933_nBookworms! Verses Festival of Words is nigh.

Running from April 22 – May 3, the fifth annual literary festival will be taking place along Commercial Drive – the primo cultural district for Vancouver’s spoken word community. As one of the programs offered by non-profit Vancouver Poetry House, this year’s schedule boasts the Canadian Individual Slam Championship (determines #1 Canadian individual in slam poetry), as well as the sold out event All-Star Slam.

There is more to the Verses Festival than slam poetry, however, with live interactive performances and competitions with oral storytellers, spoken word artists and singer-songwriters.

To find out more about its full schedule, click here.

May 2nd: Waxahatchee @ The Biltmore Cabaret w/ Girlpool and Knife Pleats

10922290_884913568216728_2604617620363909380_oThe 90s indie rock aesthetic of Cerulean Salt put Waxahatchee on people’s radar, and with the recently released pop-sounding Ivy Tripp, Waxahatchee continues to captivate listeners with her voice and words about directionless twentysomethings. On May 2nd, you can see Katie Crutchfield live for yourself at The Biltmore Cabaret with Girlpool and Knife Pleats. A night of folksy guitar pop with teenage rockers Girlpool and Rose Melberg’s latest project, Knife Pleats, you can check out additional details here.


10945487_10152980890707034_5817643929156077228_n This Saturday is the release party of Los Furios‘ latest CD, featuring Warless, Kutapira, and The Hang-Ten Hangmen. Come down to the Imperial Vancouver, for what’s sure to be an amazing night!


Ones&Zeros, Reef Shark, and Cat Blonde @ The Hindenburg – April 16th

THIS THURSDAY, local heroes Ones&Zeros will be headlining a show at ye old Hindenburg. Featuring special guests Reef Shark and Cat Blonde!

Ones&Zeros were cobbled together in 2012 by Jason Maxwell, and are based in Vancouver, B.C. Their debut EP was released in 2013 and featured Caroline Dawid (vocals), Jason (vocals, guitars, keys), Darius Minwalla (drums) and Jesse Lyon (bass). It was engineered by Tyler Berrie and Jesse Lyon and produced by Tyler Berrie and the band. Take a listen here:

Early show. Doors 8pm, first band 8:45pm.
Advance tickets are $9 and are available at Zulu, Red Cat & Neptoon Records & Ticketfly
$12 at door

Sponsored by CiTR and Discorder Magazine!