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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.

CiTR @ Car Free Vancouver’s 10th Anniversary!

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CiTR is proud to be sponsoring the wonderful tradition that is Car Free Day Vancouver! On Sunday June 15th, come join this year’s celebration which marks the 10th anniversary of Car Free Day Vancouver as Main Street (along with Commercial Drive, Kitsilano, and the West End) will become transformed to a pedestrians-only zone, filled with soothing live music, tasty food, and a ton of great shopping. Over 100,000 people are expected to be in the Main Street area alone!

You can find CiTR set up outside a lovely little shop called Giving Gifts, on the corner of Main and 30th. We will be playing some of our favourite tunes and giving away some awesome swag, so feel free to drop by and say hello!

Check out Car Free’s Facebook page for more info. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, you can still sign up by visiting Car Free Vancouver’s website.

Sled Island Showcase at Music Waste

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Can’t wait for Sled Island Music Festival? Want to let loose and get a sample of the amazing bands that are sure to be there? Then come down to the Toast Collective on June 7th for the Sled Island Showcase at the Music Waste festival!

Things will kick off at 10PM  with music from Crystal Swells. Hailed as “Maple Ridge’s 2nd best band”, Crystal Swells does not mess around. Loudness and sheer head-banging noise is the name of the game with this band.

Following Crystal Swells, Supermoon (formerly known as “movieland”) offers a fuzzy, ‘office-punk’ vibe. This awesome all-female band will bring much needed balance to the Sled Island Showcase, smashing gender stereotypes with a rocking sound.

Last, but not least, woolworm closes the night with their energetic pop-rock style.  They will be playing at 11:30PM, so be sure to stick around!

All in all, this is a night that is sure to be a good time! Cover is $5 for each show. Alternatively, you can get a way better deal by grabbing an all access pass for a mere $15, allowing you into every show at the Music Waste Festival from June 5th-June 8th for free! For more info visit Music Waste’s website.

Music Waste Festival: June 5th-8th


Music Waste Festival is approaching its 20th birthday from June 5th to June 8th! This festival is as local as it gets, utilizing a variety of venues around East Vancouver and featuring local bands such as Skinny Kids, NEEDS, B-Lines, sontag, and much more.

With such a heavy emphasis on local independent music, you may very well catch the next big band in action…or at the very least have a good time meeting new people and exploring new venues while you are it! With all the venues kept within walking distance and full festival passes costing only $15, Music Waste is the easiest way for fans to see more local music in one week with little effort.

You can find the full schedule here. Also make sure to check out the Facebook page for more details.

Sponsored by CiTR and Discorder magazine.

CiTR Presents: Advertisement | Adictox | The Shrine | White Lung at Sled Island Music Festival – June 19th

The Sled Island Music Festival is all about embracing community and exposing oneself to bold new music. The 2014 edition of Sled Island is no exception with a lineup filled with great music that is sure to float anyone’s boat while bringing everyone together in Calgary’s downtown! If you do plan on heading down to Calgary to see this incredible festival in action, CiTR can help you out with some suggestions. On June 19th, make your way to Dickens Pub and get your punk-rock on with these four awesome bands:

1) Advertisement – Possibly Alberta’s only “Post-Punk” group, Advertisement will kick the night off in adrenaline-fueled fashion!

2) Adictox – Punk-rock with a Cuban flavour. Their lyrics may be foreign but their riffs will feel right at home.

3) The Shrine – Hailing from Los Angeles, this band takes inspiration from Black Sabbath. Brace yourself for some serious moshing!

4) White Lung – Last, but not least, Vancouver’s very own return this year to close out the night!

Set Times: Advertisement at 9:30PM, Adictox at 10:30PM, The Shrine at 11:30PM, and White Lung at 12:30AM.

Check out the full schedule and ticket information for Sled Island Music Festival.

Presented by CiTR 101.9FM, Discorder Magazine, and Sled Island Music and Arts Festival.

CiTR’s Broadcast License has been Approved!

CiTR’s license to broadcast as a campus community radio station has just been approved for another 7 years!

Click here to read the CRTC’s decision.

A special thanks to all of our staff and volunteers who helped make sure we can continue to provide independent, diverse and volunteer driven programming to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland area for years to come!! Celebrate!!

Young braised Live on Crimes and Treasons Radio Tonight!



Tonight on Crimes and Treasons from 9pm to 11pm on CiTR 101.9FM and! Rapper Young Braised!

Young Braised delivers a very exciting and once in a lifetime set LIVE  from CiTR Studio’s.

As per the wishes of the artist himself, remember to blast this alone through an amplifying device of preference at outrageously high volumes.

Young Braised – Murakami from STRAWBERRYJACUZZI on Vimeo.

CiTR Member Spotlight: Deepi Leihl

Deepi Leihl, left, with twin sister, Jotti. Photo by Alan Campbell/Richmond News.

Deepi Leihl, left, with twin sister, Jotti. Photo by Alan Campbell/Richmond News.

Deepi Leihl is a CiTR member who lives with a rare disability called metatropic dwarfism. As a result, Deepi relies on a heavy, electric chair in order to move around. In spite of her condition, Deepi pursues her dream of becoming a radio broadcaster with relentless determination.

Deepi collaborated with CiTR’s News Director Morgan Yee and community support workers to produce a radio documentary on the issue of accessibility in Metro Vancouver. Deepi’s documentary contains enlightening interviews with the Director of UBC’s Access and Diversity, a representative from Richmond City Hall, and several other key individuals regarding the challenges of improving accessibility for our city’s disabled citizens. Deepi’s extraordinary efforts to highlight accessibility issues have garnered attention from local media such as Richmond News and the CBC. Be sure to check out her documentary and share her story!

News 101′s Deepi Leihl reports on mobility and accessibility issues in Greater Vancouver by Citr 101.9 (Ubc Vancouver) on Mixcloud

CiTR Volunteer Deepi Leihl was Featured on the CBC!

Check out this awesome CBC interview featuring CiTR volunteers Deepi Leihl and Morgan Yee!

Live Sound Workshop May 29th!

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CiTR is excited to announce it’s May Workshop!

Live Sound Basics: 

An introduction to live sound- hosted by Irene Naidu
Thursday May 29th 7pm-9pm at CiTR Studios

Ever wondered how to do sound for a band in studio? How about at a house party? Wedding? In this introductory workshop, Irene will be going over basic live sound theory! Over the course of two hours she will take participants through the following topics:
  • Signal flow
  • Basic cabling
  • Mic’s and micing
  • Loudspeakers
  • Small mixers and mixing
While the workshop will be held in CiTR studios, the content will be applicable to general live sound- so participants can take the knowledge they learn beyond CiTR.  After the 7pm-9pm workshop, Irene will lead a limited number of participants in carrying out Live from Thunderbird Radio Hell. Giving them the chance to put theory to practice.

Irene has been doing sound for Thunderbird Radio Hell since 2001 and currently works for Presentation Services providing audio visual support for meetings, conferences and trade shows.

Space is limited, so if you are interested in attending please RSVP at When you RSVP please mention whether or not you are interested in attending the Thunderbird Radio Hell portion(there are only 4 spots available!). This portion will run from 9pm-11pm.

As always, CiTR workshops are open to everyone. They are free for CiTR members.