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Throwback: Purple Hearts Social Club and Tough Age at Victory Square Block Party

If you are missing Victory Square Block Party as much as we are, these videos of Purple Hearts Social Club and Tough Age may brighten the mood!

Hip hop quartet Purple Hearts Social Club will be competing on the final night of SHiNDiG Round One, December 16th, alongside RAISED ON DJs and The Plodes.

Vancouver punk outfit Tough Age released their debut full-length album nearly a year ago via Mint Records. You can catch them live at Mint Records’ “Ridiculously Early Xmas Party” on November 29th at the Electric Owl. Supermoon, Jay Arner, Hag Face and more are also on the bill; Duncan McHugh of CiTR’s Duncan’s Donuts will be DJing! (more…)

UBC Thunderbirds on CiTR Sports

Saturday, November 8

Canada West Conference

Ice Hockey (Men’s)

Calgary Dinos (9W-2L-0RT) vs. UBC Thunderbirds (5W-4L-1RT)
Venue: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre — Thunderbird Arena
Face-off 7:00 PM | Live on

Media Democracy Day 2014 at Vacouver Public Library Central Branch- November 7th to 8th

media democracy day

This year’s Media Democracy Day Vancouver is happening this weekend, with CiTR providing a live broadcast from 12PM to 6PM this Saturday!

The Media Democracy Project works hard to create a significant presence for noncommercial media in Canada. The three main objectives of Media Democracy are outlined in its three-pronged approach:

KNOW THE MEDIA by engaging in critical, progressive, cross-cultural, and intergenerational policy dialogue

BE THE MEDIA by working directly with local media makers to produce messages that intervene in cultural and political life

CHANGE THE MEDIA by collaborating with community members to create progressive coalitions and actionable political goals.


Shindig Night 4: Double Standards, Malk & Speller


Another Tuesday means another lineup of stellar music at The Hindenburg! Congrats to Revered, who won last night’s SHiNDiG and will be back for the semi-finals early next year!

Founded in 1983, SHiNDiG has provided a platform for hundreds of bands and musicians of all different genres. Prizes this year include studio time, showcases with Music Waste, Canadian Music Week and AMS Events, Discorder Magazine features, poster distribution and more!

Tuesday, November 10th will feature sets from Double Standards, Malk and Speller! CiTR DJs will be spinning tunes after the bands.

Double Standards is a two-piece rock band comprised of Steven Finnegan and Matt MacEwing. The duo is currently working on a new EP. Take a listen to the collection of demos posted on their Bandcamp page below!


School of Rock Beverage Garden

CiTR and FilmSoc are teaming up this Friday November 7 for a rocking beer garden! Come down and watch the classic film School of Rock, and be entertained before the film and during intermissions by live music! The event will take place at the Norm theatre in UBC’s SUB. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the first band is on at 7:30! The movie will begin at 8 pm.


The Scuffs – 7:30 pm
Chris Goodchild – Intermission
ATSEA – Intermission


CiTR & FilmSoc members – Presale $4; Door $5
Non-members – Presale $8; Door $10

Please bring 2 pieces of ID and get ready to rock out all night!!


School of Rock Poster

UBC Thunderbirds on CiTR Sports

Saturday, November 1

Canada West Conference

Volleyball (Men’s)

Okanagan Heat (0W-8L) 0 — 3 UBC Thunderbirds (7W-1L)
Final | Venue: War Memorial Gym

Volleyball (Women’s)

Okanagan Heat (4W-4L) 2 — 3 UBC Thunderbirds (5W-3L)
Final | Venue: War Memorial Gym


Saskatchewan Huskies (6W-2L) 38 — 18 UBC Thunderbirds (2W-6L)
Final | Venue: Thunderbird Stadium

Shindig Night 3: Revered, Screaming Queens & The Spheres


After a second week of SHiNDiG with Still Creek Murder moving on to the semi-finals, we’re moving right on to week three with three more bands getting ready to take the stage at The Hindenburg next Tuesday night!

In case you forgot, SHiNDiG is CiTR’s “battle of the bands,” an event that has hosted more than 800 bands over the past 30 years. Free studio time, showcases at Music Waste and Canadian Music Week, and a feature in Discorder Magazine are amongst the prizes up for grabs with this year’s competition.

The acts performing this Tuesday, November 4th are Screaming Queens, Revered, and The Spheres!

Screaming Queens is a queer experimental punk quartet that has been on the scene since 2010, based out of East Vancouver. You can listen to their EP, Psychedelia via Bandcamp below! (more…)

The Four Pillars Revisited by The Terry Project

Philip Owen [Left] and Donald MacPherson [Right] are architects of Vancouver’s “Four Pillars” drug policies. Now they fear those pillars are crumbling.

Philip Owen [Left] and Donald MacPherson [Right] are architects of Vancouver’s “Four Pillars” drug policies. Now they fear those pillars are crumbling.

In 2001, after much campaigning by activists, academics and public health officials, Vancouver’s municipal council approved the boldest, most progressive drug policy in North America: A Framework For Action: A Four-Pillar Approach to Vancouver’s Drug Problems.

The Four Pillars‘ philosophy was simple but revolutionary: the government should lessen the harms associated with drug use, even if those drugs are illegal. The document made 36 recommendations, including heroin prescription, methadone maintenance and supervised injection.

However, the Four Pillars was passed over 13 years ago. Where do they stand today? This is our 5-part investigative series, The Four Pillars Revisited, produced in partnership with The Tyee, podcast on iTunes and syndicated on campus radio stations at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University.

The Four Pillars Revisited is written and produced by Gordon Katic and Sam Fenn–hosts of UBC’s The Terry Project on CiTR. Listen to the part 1 below, and visit Soundcloud for the remaining episodes.

Shindig Night Two: Rainboard, Sam Tudor & Still Creek Murder

shindig-final-low-resThe first night of SHiNDiG was a huge success! Congrats to Pale Red for taking Night 1, you can catch them again at the semi-finals early next year.

In case you haven’t heard, SHiNDiG is CiTR’s 30-year-old “battle of the bands” competition. Since launching in the 1980’s, over 800 bands have played the event to date. Prizes this year include free studio time, showcases at Music Waste and Canadian Music Week, a feature in the wonderful Discorder Magazine, and more!

Next Tuesday, October 28th promises to be another night of great music with the likes of Rainboard, Sam Tudor and Still Creek Murder on the bill, and DJ Duncan McHugh spinning tunes!

Rainboard is the noise rock project of Salmo duo Tom Reimer and Lyndon Schwiewe. Take a listen to their album The Midnight Slide via Bandcamp below!


UBC Thunderbirds on CiTR Sports

Friday, October 24

Canada West Conference

Regina Cougars (4W-2L-1RT) 3 — 2 UBC Thunderbirds (4W-1L-2RT)
Final (OT) | Venue: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre — Thunderbird Arena