Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

By Jordie Yow

Dear Discorder:

Before I talk about the issue, I would like to talk about the excellent fundraiser that we had on March 5. The night was unquestionably a success raising almost $5,000, all of which will go towards operating costs to keep us in print in the upcoming year. We would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time, played music or donated something to the silent auction as well as all the wonderful staff at the Biltmore. We’d also like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy the party. It was great to see so many people out to support us and the local music scene. We believe that we do the necessary job of providing commentary in Vancouver’s music and cultural scenes and it’s nice to see that people out there agree.

Getting back to that, though we also have a great issue for you with features on three of Vancouver’s greatest up-and-coming bands. If you haven’t heard them yet, hopefully you’ll be inspired to go check them out after reading about the electro pop duo Fan Death, the not-indie-jazz band Brasstronaut (page28) and the eccentric live performers Role Mach. We’re also embarking on a two-part series that will educate you on how you can get a bit more involved in the music scene yourself as a DJ. This issue we have a piece on the technical side of things, and in our next issue we’ll have a piece on the social and business side of being a DJ. As usual we’ve got a bundle of reviews of records and shows and if you want more you can check out

Enjoy the magazine and once again thank you to
everyone for your continued support.

Until next month,
Jordie Yow