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Yello there fine peoples,podcastaway

You may have noticed that it’s difficult to listen to our podcasts. Well, you see, they’ve sorta went on vacation without letting anyone know. And they booked a one way ticket. But we’re darn smarter than them and they’re coming back, you see, kicking and screaming. We hope to have things ‘sorted out’ very soon – with episodes from the past few vacation weeks available. Thanks for your patience and, in the meantime, please continue to enjoy the radio as it was meant to be, live on-air over the frequencies and into your ears.

Update from tech: Podcasts are back up, and slowly re-instating older podcast audio to the beginning of time!

Blueprint Live Presents: Crocodiles with Special Guests Dead Ghosts at The Fox Cabaret – August 4th

Crocodiles Poster Next Monday, indie rock band Crocodiles along with guest act Dead Ghosts are coming to the Fox Cabaret to rock the house!

Crocodiles (the band that is) come from San Diego. Core members Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell formed the band back in 2008. Their style is a combination of indie-noise pop and punk. They are currently on tour to support their latest album entitled “Crimes Of Passion“. “I Like it in the Dark” is the debut track in the album and with its vibrant, joyful sound it gets you pumped up for getting through the grind of your daily routine. Check it out here!

Jocelyn Morlock, Canada’s leading new music composer, will appear on 4’33”

This Monday, between 6-7pm, Jocelyn Morlock will make a guest appearance on 4’33”, a program dedicated to avant-garde, experimental and new music.

Jocelyn has recently been named the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra cobalt2Composer-in-Residence for a two year post beginning in September. For the past two years, Jocelyn has served as the inaugural Composer-in-Residence for Vancouver’s innovative concert series, “Music on Main.” Jocelyn is a Juno-nominated composer, and has also been recently nominated for two Western Canadian Music Awards: Classical Composition of the Year, for “Oiseaux bleus et sauvages,” and COBALT, a CD of orchestral works ten years in the making. Jocelyn’s newest creation has just been performed to capacity crowds at the Cultch in the re-imagined story of Orpheus. The Orpheus Project, a cabinet of musical curiosities, invited the audience to partake in an immersive musical journey.

Please join host Gregory Gan and Jocelyn Morlock this Monday, 6-7pm on our own immersive journey to magnetic, inviting and inspiring music by one of Canada’s leading composers.

Yonatan Gat with Selector Dub Narcotic, Johnny de Courcy & The Death Rangers and Snake River at Biltmore Cabaret | July 31st

Yonatan Gat Poster Next Thursday, Biltmore Cabaret presents four artists for the price of one! Tickets only cost $8, that’s $2 per band!

Yonatan Gat is formerly a member of Monotonix and plays a heavily psychedelic style of solo guitar. Hailing from New York, Yonatan Gat’s music is infused with Spanish, Portuguese, and Middle-Eastern grooves. He was voted by New York’s Village Voice as “The Best Guitarist of 2013″. Check out his debut album Iberian Passage!

CiTR live at Vancouver Folk Music Festival 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday!

Folk Music Festival Poster 2014 This weekend, embrace Vancouver’s gorgeous summer weather to the soothing sounds of Folk music from all over the world. That’s right, it is the 37th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, back once again at Jericho beach and bursting to the seams with great music more than ever before!

CiTR and Discorder will be at the festival, providing a live broadcast and making ourselves known with our merchandise booth. Be sure to pay us a visit for a chance to win free CDs, cool clothing, and much more! Tune in live from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with hosts Steve Edge, Linda Bull, Val Cormier, Chirag Mahajan and Wade Jordan as they interview artists and bring you special live performances.

Here is just a few of the featured acts playing at this year’s Folk Fest: Joan Baez, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, Mary Lambert, Amos Lee, Banda Kakana, Born Ruffians, and Brasstronaut. With such a culturally as well as musically diverse lineup of artists, the 2014 edition of Folk Fest promises to be an unforgettable experience.

For more information on ticket prices and the complete schedule of performing acts, please visit the Folk Festival’s web page.

TV Girl with Special Guests Brothertiger and Reef Shark at Fortune Sound Club | July 16th


On Wednesday July 16th, come out to Fortune Sound Club for a triple threat of awesome!

TV Girl was formed in 2010 by Brad Petering and Trung Ngo. They are touring to support their debut album entitled French Exit. You can check out the album in its entirety on their Bandcamp page!

Brothertiger hails from New York and brings a fresh sound to electronic music. Their synth infused tunes range from ‘poppy’ dance tracks to mellowed out sleep music. Check out some of their work right here.

Reef Shark is a local Vancouver-based act that takes its influence from our city’s beautiful shores. Every track from their LP Better Weather has a floaty summer-time vibe. Take a look at Reef Shark’s SoundCloud page.

Advance tickets are $8 and are available at Highlife, Zulu, Red Cat, Beat Street and online.

Sponsored by CiTR Radio and Discorder Magazine

CiTR at Khatsahlano Street Party! July 12th

West 4th Avenue, Khatsahlano

West 4th Avenue during Khatsahlano 2013

This Saturday, July 12th, rock out at Vancouver’s biggest music and arts festival of the summer; Khatsahlano Street Party!

This year, CiTR has partnered with Zulu Records for a sponsored stage at Cypress and West 4th. Featured acts at the Zulu Records and CiTR stage include: Phoenix Thunderbird, Shawn Mrazek Lives!, Sunday Morning, Inherent Vices, Cool, Young Braised, Holy Hum and White Poppy.

CiTR will be broadcasting live on the scene with our lovely on-air hosts providing some amusing banter. If you decide to drop by…you could be radio famous! While you are at it, you could also grab some awesome CiTR gear or Discorder Magazines by paying a visit to our merchandise booth!

Convinced yet? No? How about the fact that the festival and all of its entertainment is FREE! That’s right, no pesky cover fees or tickets to worry about…just walk around, explore 10 blocks of stages, and have an absolute blast! If you do get tired of dancing to music you can even nourish yourself at any of the amazing food carts and beverage stands.

See you there!

The Fresh and Onlys with Special Guests The Shilohs @ Electric Owl | July 11th

Fresh and Onlys

The Fresh and Onlys

Timbre Concerts is pairing San Francisco’s awesome indie rockers The Fresh and Onlys with Vancouver’s own incredibly talented indie pop group The Shilohs.

The Fresh and Onlys are on tour to support their latest album entitled House of Spirits. Check out their latest single called Animal of One.

The Shilohs are also supporting their latest self titled album. This album screams of The Beatles and Tame Impala, which is perfect for that summer time relaxation.

A Blast from the Past: Retro Issues of Discorder Magazine Digitized!

Amazing Discorder Who doesn’t love perusing through magazines of decades past just to see the wacky fashion and dated pop cultural references?

Thanks to some hard work and significant effort from UBC Library’s Digital Initiatives Unit, all of us can re-live the glory days of Discorder Magazine! Take a look at their recent blog post, which displays some of the finest pieces of artwork known to mankind. The Digital Initiatives Unit plans on getting the entirety of 80’s Discorder issues completely digitized and available to the general public by the end of the year.

CiTR is calling for companies to build us a new website!

citrbikelogoCiTR is looking for a company to build us a brand new, shiny website that allows people to flip between audio and print content on CiTR and Discorder magazine, and search for bands and interview topics. Are you interested? Respond to our RFI by August 1, 2014. Read the details in our CiTR Discorder Website Redesign – Request for Interest.