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September 4 this year was a fine day. While heaps of people in Vancouver
seemed to think doomsday was nigh and life as we know it was about to
come to a rainy, grinding halt, I was was all roses. I refused to fall victim to
the Labour Day blues, because summer was not ending. First, I wasn't
returning to school for the first time in two years. Second, the weather
didn't abruptly turn to sub-zero sleet and snow. We continued to have
beaming blue-skied, twenty-plus degree days all month. Third, summer
was not only figuratively still going strong, it technically didn't end until
September 21. Don't just take my word for it, it's science!
But when Olio Festival wrapped up and a bite creeped into the air recendy,
I surrendered and now I admit it. Summer is over. And everything is going to
be fine. I wore a toque for the first time in months this weekend. I'm drinking coffee in the morning without sweating buckets. Colours are changing.
Pumpkins are prevalent. The autumnal onset is pretty fine, indeed.
October is shaping up to be a great month in Discorder land, too. In this
issue, cover artist White Poppy chats us about art-worlds colliding; comedian
Paul Anthony talks shop about glass-smashing and winged creatures; and in
a trip back to 1990, we reminisce of the good ol' days when Ice-T was flipping
the bird on the cover of Discorder, amongst other things. Also, SHiNDiG is in
full swing every Tuesday night at the Railway Club, andlhearBen "Jokes-for-
Beer" Lai is on fire, as usual. If supporting local emerging musicians is your
bag, I recommend checking it out.
If that isn't enough, there's one word that should get you through this
month, regardless ofhowyou feel about the weather and activities, the holiday
to end all holidays: Hallowe'en.
Candy and costumes, anyone?
Read on and stay rad,
Laurel Borrowman
FEATURES
REGULARS
09 White Poppy: Crystal Dorval is the one-woman powerhouse behind White Poppy. I Had A
Dream is the next step in this mutli-talented musician's evolution. 11 Fine Times: In 2004,
two lads met in the pop/rock section of Music World. A bunch of stuff happened in between,
and then Fine Times came to be. 13 Nick Everett & Everybody: East coast joins forces
with west coast, tour Canada, and come out 20 dollars richer. 16 Paul Anthony's
Talent Time: In season four, Vancouver's favourite variety show is funnier and weirder than
ever. From tortoise-riding-chihuahuas to ukelele masters, Paul Anthony's got you covered.
18 Ice-T. Public Enemy, the PMRC. the CRTC. and Censorship in the '90s:
The title says it aJODiscorder Revisited, part two.
04 Filmstripped Cartoon College
05 Venews Googly Eyes Studios
20 Calendar Maia Nichols
22 Program Guide
25 Art Project Swarm & Olio
29 Under Review
32 Real Live Action
38 On The Air The Saturday Edge
39 Charts
EDITOR Laurel Borrowman
ART DIRECTOR Jaz Halloran
COPY EDITORS
Jordan Ardanaz, Steve Louie, Claire Eagle
AD COORDINATOR Maegan Thomas
UNDER REVIEW EDITOR Jordan Ardanaz
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PUBLISHER Student Radio Society of UBC
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content you love. To donate visit www.citr.ca/donate. CARTOON
COLLEGE
by MAEGAN
THOMAS
illustration by
BR1TTA BACCHUS
Cartoon College is not about digital superstars,
next-gen ironic animators, or even pop culture
web comics. It's a film about comics.
Directors Josh Melrod and Tara Wray welcome us to White River Junction, Vermont,
home to the Center for Cartoon Studies and not
much else. Each year 20 promising cartoonists
enter a grueling Master of Fine Arts program
that would make even the most dedicated student blanch. It's pen-to-paper, squint inducing
work, and the film traces their ups and downs,
as well as their relationships with the work,
each other, previous students, and the cartooning industry. Full of nerds being nerds, the film
is quirky, poignant, and devoid of pretension,
despite stating that "comics are a simplification of literature, like poetry is a simplification
of prose."
What makes the story so interesting is that
these are no fanboys and fangirls. One commentator notes, "Their dreams don't hinge on
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Cyrillic Typewriter. His piano trills and airy
accents will be familiar to Vancouverites, but
with a new skew.
"I didn't want it to be too cartoonish. When
they did their first edit of the film, and I turned
in the first batch of songs, [Wray] referred to
them as Peanuts on acid. So it was pretty wacky,
a little carnivaly and cartoony, and that was fine
at first. But then the movie got almost completely scrapped, so I decided to do the music
"I DIDN'T WANT IT TO BE TOO CARTOONISH. WHEN THEY DID THEIR
FIRST EDIT OF THE FILM, AND I TURNED IN THE FIRST BATCH OF
SONGS [WRAY] REFERRED TO THETrtAS PEANUTS ON ACID."
drawing Spiderman. They have their own stories to tell." Another difference is a change—or
return—to a more d.i.y. method of producing.
Self production, self release, and direct trades
at fairs are common and necessary in a world
where breaking into the shrinking publishing
world is harder than ever.
The moments of stress and victory are
underscored by an indie soundtrack including
Tortoise, Tokyo Police Club, Fire Tapes, and
more. But the musical highlight, and perhaps
the film's appeal for Discorder readers, is the
original score by Jason Zumpano of Zumpano,
Destroyer, Lost Souls, and most recently,
all over again," Zumpano told Discorder. Melrod
and Wray turned to Zumpano for Cartoon College
after Wray used his music for her 2006 film
Manhattan, Kansas.
"They wanted the indie rock vibe, and I'm
not really into that stuff, but I did some guitar,
more rock 'n' roll, more uptempo instrumental
with synths and percussion as opposed to just
piano. Going with someone else's vision, trying to tie the two together to complement it, and
then to do it for 35 seconds, 32 seconds, that's
±e difficult part."
It turns out that the Cartoon College didn't
just teach these burgeoning artists new
approaches; working on the film influenced
Zumpano's own personal composition. Both
"Vato's Gold" and "Costigan's Manor; Pavilions &
Palaces," on his latest release French Door, are from
the film. "I almost never played guitar and Cyrillic
Typewriter has guitar all over it."
Like Zumpano, these cartoonists are both
committed to their own vision and subject to
the demands of their industry. Is this the only
similarity?
"Personal issues can certainly seep into
the work. This can be good. This can be
bad. Like music, cartooning can be more
of a vanity project as opposed to a career,
as it can be hard for others around you to
take it seriously or even notice. In a way
this makes it more meaningful. [I] t comes from
within and quite often stays there. Fortunately
though, sometimes a song here, a comic strip
there, manages to escape and is sent out into the
world."
Zumpano just wants to make music. And these
artists just want to draw comics.
Cartoon College is sponsored by CiTR and screens Sept
29, Oct 4 and Oct 5 as part 0/the Vancouver International
Film Festival. For screening times check out www.viff.org.
To read Discorder's review 0/French Door, turn
to page 29. GOOGLY EYES
STUDIOS
by ANGELA
YEF
illustration by
AARON READ
It's near impossible to count the times someone has raved about a show because it felt so
up-close and intimate. Stand-out concerts are
often those spent shoulder-to-shoulder with
fellow music fanatics, close enough to watch
sweat bead down the drummer's face, or to hear
the creak of the singer's chair as they tune their
acoustic guitar. Those are the shows people
want more of, and the folks at Googly Eyes
Studios are making them happen.
After feeling a void in Vancouver's West End
for artists to share ideas, perform, and have
a place to work, the collective that makes up
Googly Eyes—Jensen Gifford, Benjamin Garner,
Sonya Opal, Cali Travis, and Shane Scott-
Travis—decided to set up shop in the place they
know best: their home. Situated in the heart of
the West End, Googly Eyes is located above a
tiny convenience store and acts as half artist studio space, half apartment to Travis and Gifford.
From the look of the front door, it's
easy to assume you might have the wrong
address. The studio is camouflaged nicely
amongst the charming character houses surrounding it. But ascend up the steep wooden
staircase, and it's like discovering a top-
secret lair. The space is unique, yet homely
and familiar. In place of a living room there's
a small stage for bands to perform on, and
instead of a second bedroom there's a quaint
art space fit for a gallery showing. "There's
something really special and intimate about
a unique space like this that we want to share
with as many people as we can," Travis says.
Googly Eyes has already hosted several
events, the most recent being a show with
Calgary trio, Raleigh, and an exhibit of Opal's
illustrations. Travis and Gifford, who are also
in the studio's house band, We Are Phantoms
Again, have even recorded several tracks at
Googly Eyes.
Much of the success of its events and
projects is credited to the space itself.
Admiring venues like the Railway Club and
the Biltmore Cabaret, the founders of Googly
Eyes know the benefits of having a smaller
space for live shows.
"This house that Googly Eyes exists in is a
really special place. It's a really creative place,"
Scott-Travis says. "The people who have played
here have been really enthusiastic about it. They
all want to come back."
Scott-Travis, Travis, and
Gifford also express how
supportive and interested
the neighbours have been,
inspiring them to host
family Halloween arts and
crafts events, as well as possible matinee shows. But
the real goal is to extend
their reach beyond their
beloved neighbourhood.
In the works is a show with
Victoria's Hawk and Steel,
and collaboration with
other art collectives and
venues in the city.
However, as crowds get
larger and more people discover their events, it begs
the question: how Googly
Eyes will manage and balance the business side of
things while retaining the
fun, communal vibe?
"We're not doing this to make money. We're
doing this to make friends," Scott-Travis says
with a laughs.
With their warm welcomes and early success,
it's a statement you can believe. It's only a matter
of time then, before the Googly Eyes gang will be
the most popular kids in town.
Googly Eye Studios is located at 957 Nicola
Street. For more information on getting stiver googly, check out their Facebook page at/acebook.com/
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WHITE
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by ALEX
DE BOER
This Saturday night was a busy one. I hung
out in a room, an art space, and a music area.
I discussed songs, and examined a collage. I
met the creative mind behind White Poppy in
her East Van basement suite, the address that
hosted all the above.
Crystal Dorval is proof that art is fluid. She
crafts visual art in the same room where she writes
music and jams-with her boyfriend and bassist
Ian Kinakin. Her latest project, White Poppy, has
bloomed in this particular context, where two
desks sit against adjacent walls and an aging blue
suitcase pours out looping pedals onto the floor.
In this room an artistic surge could mean a grab
for scissors or a reach for a guitar.
"I was an artist before I was a musician,"
Dorval explains as we look at her recently sold-
out cassette, I Had a Dream. The cover art is a
digital collage of DorvaPs own design. Such
multi-media avenues have held her attention
in recent days and besides working on collages
with found Internet objects, she has also been
exploring video making. With two completed
music videos under her belt already, including
one for the album's title track, she confesses
happily, "I just want to make music videos for
all my friends' bands right now."
For Dorval, making art is a malleable exercise. Much of her visual work, like the cassette's
collage, appears as layered and ambient as her
songs. "I notice that now when I'm working on
a video for one of my songs or making art specifically for the music, I'm thinking about all of
them together and how they all fit" Whether
transparent as a riff, solid as a picture, or flow-'
ing like a video, Dorval conducts all elements of
her art confidently.
White Poppy is her most powerful demonstration of this creativity. Though Dorval's
musical career began several years ago with
her Victoria-based band Vincat, she has since
moved away from such collaborative projects.
She admits, "My main projects usually start
from writing and recording at home." Her
most recent pop band, My Friend Wallis, is a
perfect example. It was an independent project
with various members participating intermittently. In fact, she sees My Friend Wallis as the beginning of an evolution where, "White Poppy
is just the next step."
Inspired by world music, Krautrock and
"really good pop melodies," White Poppy's first
eight-song album is a collection of hazy tribal
jams where Dorval complicates traditional ambient sound. Already described on the influential
music blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, as being a "slightly
poppier Grouper," White Poppy takes rhythmic
loops and drenches them in waves of drone and
■ airy vocals. The result is a well-defined and consistent beat coexisting with soft and edgeless
ambiance.
Her lyrics add purposeful dimension to this
haze. Although hard to understand, they bring
narrative personality to White Poppy's sound.
Dorval explains, "I want my lyrics to be heard
but I don't like when they're heard in the context
of the song." Although she spends considerable time writing them, Dorval likes the way they
sound best when they're "slightly layered under
everything." That everything being drone.
As drone has gained popularity in the city,
Dorval has found herself participating in somewhat of a trend. In the presence of local bands
like Waters, the Passenger, and Hierarchies,
it seems natural to pause and glance back on
this movement for a moment Dorval considers possible sources of influence and decides,
"My ventures into drone music were more from
just playing at home, just having my pedals and
playing around with them." Itwas only after
she showed someone what she was working
on that it was realized as drone. "Then I realized what I was doing was something already. I
thought I was just playing around with pedals."
And the minimalist, unmoving harmonies
of drone fit perfectly with both Dorval's creativity and with her new distribution label, Not Not
Fun Records. Although intimidated, Dorval
emailed the L.A. -based company months ago
and was both delighted and surprised to receive
a welcoming response. It meant that I Had a
Dream was the first in her career she didn't have
to arrange herself. She smiles, "Itwas pretty
cool to see that materialize."
Contending highlights are her set at Sled
Island earlier this year, where she was greeted by
rain-soaked fans who had biked through the city
for her show. Considering White Poppy's young
life and the enormous list of bands playing in
the festival, Dorval knew how to spot a compliment And with upcoming shows at the Waldorf
on September 26, her seven-inch release at the
Astoria on October 6, and a full-length release
slated for late 2012 or early 2013, Dorval's most
valued memories may have yet to bud.
WHETHER TRANSPARENT AS A RIFF, SOLID
AS A PICTURE, OR
FLOWING LIKE A VIDEO,
DORVAL CONDUCTS
ALL ELEMENTS OF HER
ART CONFIDENTLY. lettering by
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FINE
TIMES
by WADE
JORDAN
*We were suddenly going to be in the studio in less than four weeks and hadn't finished or even played most of these songs,"
says Matt Moldowan (vocals) about Fine
Times' first foray into recording a full-length
album. A year ago, Moldowan and band-
mate Jeffrey Powell (bass) made a list of
people that they wanted to work with, and at
the top was legendary Vancouver producer
Howard Redekopp (New Pornographers,
Tegan & Sara, Mother Mother). When they
tossed around the idea of working together,
Redekopp said he just happened to be finishing another project and had a window
of a few months to work with them. Their
alternative? Wait another year for him. The
timing was right, but also a wake up call for
Moldowan and Powell.
The duo hired musicians to track drums,
horns, some guitar, and backing vocals. The
gang went into the studio in the winter, mixed
in the spring, and played a couple local gigs in
the summer. Now in the throes of autumn, the
band includes Juice (drums), Jahmeel I
(guitar), and Max Sample (keys). Discorder
stopped by Powell's West End apartment to
interview him and Moldowan the night before
the album's release.
Their partnership began at Music World
before closing in 2004. The two, who rarely
worked together or even spoke, finally struck
up a conversation in the back of the pop/rock
section during Powell's last shift. When he
mentioned that he played music, he recalls that
Moldowan replied, "I, too, write music. Pop
radio hits.'' They laugh, and Moldowan denies
he said it that way.
"Or something to that extent I remember
ban being very young and very cocky," recalls
Powell.
Thus, the seeds for Fine Times were planted.
Those same seeds grew into their first band,
16MM. "Then there was a bunch of boring in-
between stuff, where nothing really happened.
And now we're Fine Times,'' says Moldowan.
When their 16MM manager Johnathan
Simkin decided to formally create Light Organ
Records in early 2010, it was a "no brainer," according to Moldowan, that they would be
included. They already had a great relationship
with Simkin, who was very hands off about their
joining the label. "He basically said just go make
the record and send it to me when it's done."
Originally, Moldowan wanted to call the
band Times, but Powell wasn't feeling it
"There's a lot of shitty band names out there,"
says Moldowan. "Really you just have to have
a band name that's okay... Then the name
becomes cool by doing something that's worthy. Take away the bias that you have toward the
band, because you know all of their material,
and just look at the name. If you've never heard
anything by U2, for example, it's kind of a shitty
name. So the band name just needs to be okay."
While searching for something better, Powell stumbled upon Fine Times: An Oral
Memoir, a fictional piece by Woody Allen. The
hippie in him saw the happy accident as a sign.
The two have played together long enough
to be comfortable making fun of each other,
and their dynamic works both as friends and
bandmates. Powell seems more focused on
the smaller details and the business side of the
band, while Moldowan is more focused on the
meaning behind the music.
When asked about metaphors in some
songs, Powell defers to Moldowan. When asked
about the track sequence, Moldowan defers to
Powell. "That's how things sort of teeter with
us," says Powell. "I'm concerned with the visual
elements and the track listing, but if Matt leaves
to go to the bathroom, I couldn't fully explain
the meaning of that song."
"Sometimes [a song] just comes together
really quick. Those are the best songs. That's
why 'Hey Judas' just always feels right because it
came together really quick," says Moldowan
"That's the most important part about writing pop songs. You've got to make it feel like
someone's familiar with it already, and you've
never heard it before. Ultimately that's what
makes the song catchy. It sticks in your head.
It's comfortable."
And listening to Fine Times does indeed
sound familiar. They've incorporated epic
song intros reminiscent of the Killers, musical
interludes of Phoenix, melodies of Two-Door
Cinema Club, and the energy of ±e Strokes.
Give the album a few listens, and chances are
you'll be singing along. Tracks like "High
Brow, Low Times," "Lions," and "Into the
Mechanarium" with their repetitive choruses,
simple lyrics, and bop-your-head-along melodies, are songs you'll be happy to have stuck in
your head, long after the album is done.
From start to finish, it's an impressive debut
effort from this band that has the timing just
right and the name just fine. NICK EVERETT &    bvCALI
EVERYBODY    TRAVIS
photo by
JENSEN GIFFORD
illustration by
MAIA NICHOLS
It was August and the van was a world of limbs: feet where they shouldn't
be, knees on the dash, arms draped out of windows and atop shoulders and
wedged under the bulging carriage of a bajillion backpacks. We listened to
Guided by Voices and rallied unanimous delight in the spotting of mountain
goats. We asked eternally, "What time is it? No, what time is it here?"
Haligonians Nick Everett & Everybody had been on tour since May 28. The
three-piece performed (and drove) and read (and drove) and made friends
(and drove) all the way to Vancouver Island, and immediately after playing
the Astoria in East Van, ushered Vancouver two-piece We Are Phantoms
Again into their '95 Trans Sport to drive—this time to Calgary—for a show
booked the next night.
That may seem like a bastard of an itinerary, evenslightly ridiculous. I know.
It was me hunkering in the (soon to be very familiar) backseat at 2 a.m., with
Jensen Gifford, the other half of We Are Phantoms Again.
This no-sleep-till-Calgary business may exemplify one of the "logistical
errors" that comes with booking a three-month tour independently, Adam
White (drums) of Nick Everett & Everybody muses. "We realized we can do it
all ourselves, but at the same time, we can't."
Seem a little contrary? So does the Canadian music scene: geographically enormous, yet, "The scene is so small. Everyone knows everyone, from
Vancouver to St John's," Nick Everett remarks later, on the line from his
seasonal residence on a farm in rural Ontario. Our conversation is interrupted
only by goldfinches playing in the wind.
Though a London, Ontario native, Everett has been a charming and talented
musical crux for the East Coast since moving to Halifax in 2009, quickly accruing buzz and acclaim. His latest project saw the alluring addition of Sydney,
Nova Scotia natives Scott Boudreau (bass) and White. The union elevated
Everett's solo sound from progressive-folk into unique and ingenious rock-
arrangement tapestries that must be experienced to be appreciated.
And experience it I did, many-a-night while on tour. But a west coast band
touring with an east coast band? Rival scenes, man! Bloodshed and tears. If s
probably no surprise that the coastal clash is pretty much a myth, nothing
more than "people get[ting) wrapped up in their own scenes, then get[ting]
xenophobic. But there's absolutely no real rivalry," Everett says. Plus, White
insists, "touring with a Vancouver band and being a Halifax band is like
conquering the whole country together!"
The hours spent in the van napping mouth-gaped on shoulders, laughing
over idiotic cramped-quarters happenstance, and helping each other staple
and fold EPs attested to that. And if there's no animosity spurned from our
country's craggy coasts, the central sprawl was a molten honey-pot
Across the swooning fields some days later, we were welcomed to Saskatoon
by hosts Elsa Gebremichael and Ash Lamothe of dream-pop group We Were
Lovers. In the scarf-draped, lantern-lit backyard, we were reminded of the
significance and romance of a good house show.
"Everyone wants to feel like a local wherever they go, and there's no better
way to do that than to be invited into someone's home and play for their friends.
It's an important way to get connected to an audience," offered White.
There's something sweetly Canadian about that sentiment and, gratefully,
reoccurring. White pointed out, "[house shows are] picking up, like with
aeousricroqf.ca. There are lots of different ways to connect with people to get
house shows together. It's an interesting phenomenon. You can sign up as
a host or artist"
The van ploughed forth, and with pangs of sadness, We Are Phantoms
Again parted ways with Nick Everett & Everybody in, unlikely enough, Lion's
Head, Ontario. The guys continued their voyage all the way to St John's, and
finally ended the tour three months and eight days after they departed. "We
made twenty bucks!" laughed Everett.
For now, Everett is hatching plans with a promising Edmonton-based label
in its embryonic stage, while recording material regularly with his portable
studio. White and Boudreau are pursuing individual projects in Halifax, with
Nick Everett & Everybody on the back burner until they're reunited. "I'd like
to put my hand in a hundred cookie jars," confessed White. We Are Phantoms
Again are booking shows in Vancouver and co-running Googly Eyes Studio
with an artists' collective.
Though a continent apart, we feel that same creative momentum. Is it a
Canadian musician thing? Am I mental with seasonal-affective sentimentality?
What is it that pulls artists together and intertwines them inseparably?
Everett endeavours earnestly. It's likely the same reason a Halifax band
toured, counter-intuitively, with a Vancouver band, the summer of 2012:
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If Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret is packed late on a Wednesday, whatever is happening
inside must be worth staying
out late for on a school night.
After more than four years,
Paul Anthony's Talent Time is
still surprising audiences and
challenging our perception
of "talent" (read: American Idol
wannabes need not apply). His
monthly two-hour variety-
inspired talent show, also
aired on Shaw and Novus as a
half hour television series, has
featured both bald eagles and
a glass-smashing side-show
act. And that was in the same
halfhour.
"Would that have been
as exciting if we hadn't been
whispering in a room with
birds-of-prey just a moment
before?" he asks, explaining
that the variety makes each act
that much better.
For Anthony, the best acts
are the ones that catch the
audience by surprise, and he's
constantly looking for talent of
the unconventional sort. "I'll
check out the bulletin boards
in the library," he says, "but,
there's no treasure map. It's
like shopping at a shitty second-hand store. You're going
to spend a lot of time there, but
you might find a gem."
High on Anthony's
wish list for future acts is
modern dog sport, Canine
Musical Freestyle. What's not
surprising—and interesting—
about people who dance with
their dogs?
The best entertainment
doesn't necessarily just come
from entertainers. It's in the
places that are about fun,
plain and simple, "and the fact
that we can still be surprising
people over four years later is
something I'm pretty happy
about."
Discorder sat down with
Anthony to talk about the
show, what his most treasured
talent is, Talent Time's most
surprising moment, and
what's in store for Wednesday,
October 3 and beyond.
Discorder: How do you define
talent?
Paul Anthony: Potential.
To be really good at anything
takes a shit load of focus and
hard work. It sucks that I'm
just learning this now.   .
What talent would you most
like to be gifted with?
The skilled humour of a seasoned comedian.
What is your most treasured
talent?
I'm an ideas man. I'm not great
with my words. Any talent I
have is in my imagination.
What has been Talent Time's
most memorable performance?
Most recently it was the bald
eagle who tried to eat my
eyeballs because I made jokes
about stealing its nest.
What has been Talent Time's
most surprising moment?
I've heard audible gasps during
the following acts: Vancouver
Chinese Lion Dance Society,
chihuahua riding on the back
of a tortoise, retired auto
mechanic busting into Michael
Jackson complete with red zipper jacket and gloves, 25-piece
Langley Ukulele ensemble's
rendition of Somewhere Over
the Rainbow, and table tennis
demo from the 12 year old US
Open champ.
I Young entertainer
Nhemy Cepeda
with Paul Anthony.
Photo by Evil Patrick
Shannon. lettering by
DANAKEARLEY
What do you consider the most
overrated talent?
Singing like a pop star.
Which historical figure do you
most identify with?
I like Einstein a lot. Or that
Abraham Lincoln guy from the
Bill & Ted movies.
Which historical figure do you
least identify with?
Christopher Columbus was the
Carlos Mencia of the 1500s.
What quality do you like most
about comedy?
Surprise, new points of view.
What quality do you most
deplore about comedy?
Predictability, vanity, ignorance
and the fact that it is difficult to
be good at.
Why is it good to be in
Vancouver?
Is it?
If you could have any profession other than your own,
what would you want to do?
I wish I knew, I would be
doing it.
What do you consider your
greatest achievement?
Friendship.
What do you hope Talent Time
accomplishes?
Making people a tiny Wt ■■.■-.
happier.
What person (living or dead)
would you like to invite to the
stage of Talent Time?
Dead people are boring to
interview but I would have to
say: Yakov Smirnoff, Glenn
Gould, GG Allin, Weird Al,
the Plastic Ono band, ALF,
Doug Stanhope, Jim Hen-
son, SPARKS, and that five-
year-old kid that can dance
like Michael Jackson.
Words to describe the first
Wednesday of every month at
the Biltmore?
Unexpected pleasure and die
multiplication of life source
energy.
What to expect Wednesday,
October 3?
Our Wayne's World z tribute.
Dwayne & Garf audition acts to
appear on DwayneStock, featuring an acrobatic contortionist from West Africa and fresh
comedy with Shirley Gnome &
Damonde Tschri tter.
Talent Time takes the Biltmore
staae on thejirst Wednesday of
every month, and is broadcast
several time weekly on Shaw Cable
and Novus.
Want to join rite team? Talent
Time wants to connect with
individuals who have experience in
anas such as producing, marketing,
and video editing. For more information, send an email to contact®
talenttime.ti). Ice-T,
Public Enemy,
the PMRC,
the CRTC,
& Censorship
in the '90s
by COREY
RATCH
In February 1983, Jennifer Fahrni
and Mike Mines published the
Jirst issue of Discorder. That
means we are nearly 30 years old.
In the next Jour issues, well tell
tales that harken back to the days
of Discorder yore. Here's one
jrom the early '90s.
Song lyrics were a big deal in the 1980s. Amidst
Reaganism, Thatcherism, televangelism, and
conservative "isms" of other sorts, the '8os were
marked by outrage at the potentially damaging
effects of popular music. While organizations
such as the Parents Music Research Center (PMRC)
concerned themselves with attempting to stop
morally objectionable music from infiltrating the
sanctity of the American family, the more "progressive" side of the political spectrum had concerns
of its own. Progressive strides made throughout
the '60s and '70s had heightened awareness of
hate speech, which many felt had the power to
incite abuse or violence. By the late '80s, a crop of
politically charged rap artists were making themselves impossible to ignore, both by Christian
conservatives and arbiters of political correctness
on the left.
Artists like N.W.A. and Ice-T unabashedly
exposed aspects of the urban black experience
- to the culture at large, addressing a society they
felt left many black youth with little recognition
and even less opportunity. While many saw the
broader hip hop culture as a positive move towards
expression and self-determination, some rap artists were fielding charges that their lyrics glorified
racism, misogyny, homophobia, and violence. In
this climate, perhaps it was appropriate that the
illustration by
MICHAELSHANTZ
cover of Discorder's September 1990 issue, featured
an image of Ice-T giving the finger to the camera.
In the interview, Ice-T answers for his own use of
the words "nigger" and "faggot," and saying,"...
there's never been one documented case of a kid
listening to a rap album and committing a crime
or a kid listening to a 2 Live Crew album and raping somebody."
That same issue featured an interview with
Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, who spoke to the
issue of music censorship as well as discussing the
" SMASH THE PMRC" logo as the cover art for their
album Goo. The issue also featured an extended,
very tongue-in-cheek piece by Discorder writer The
Man Sherbet that pointed to the fact that much of
the classic rock that groups like the PMRC had
grown up with, long revered as innocuous cultural
treasures, contained potentially offensive (often
misogynistic) lyrics, as well.
But perhaps more than any other artists, itwas
Public Enemy who raised the political stakes of
expression in rap. In a May 1989 interview with
the Washington Times, Public Enemy's "Minister
of Information," Professor Griff, among other
things, declared that Jews were responsible for wmtmmtu&m
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the globe." The comments caused a firestorm, adding to the myriad controversies already surrounding the group. Chuck D denounced the remarks
and ultimately fired Griff.
Released in March 1990, Fear of a Black Planet feature^ what was perhaps part of Chuck's response
to the controversy in the song "Welcome to the
Terrordome:"
Crucifixion ain't no fiction
So called chosen frozen
Apology made to who ever pleases
Still they got me like Jesus
The lyrics only intensified the charges of anti-
Semitism, though Chuck assured the press that
that was only one interpretation of the lyrics and
"not what [he] was thinking." In the lead-up to
a CiTR-sponsored Public Enemy concert at the
Orpheum Theatre on August 30,1990, a complaint
was filed to then-UBC President David Strangway
by a member of the Vancouver Jewish community,
expressing concern that UBC was funding a radio
station that had chosen to support such an event
UBC released a position statement, noting the
delicate balance between free and responsible
expression, and promised to set up a Task Force
on Race Relations, examining related issues across
campus. The concert went on as planned.
Wi±in a week of Public Enemy's concert, CiTR
held its first hip-hop competition, DJ Sound Wars,
to support the Pacific Northwest's fledgling hip-
hop community. But soon after this celebration
and the release of Discorder's Ice-T cover, then-
CiTR Music Director Chris Buchanan received a
letter dated September 4 from the BC Organization
To Fight Racism. BCOFR Secretary Alan Dutton
stated, "CiTR has demonstrated a flagrant disregard for Canadian broadcast policy by airing and
sponsoring the work of Public Enemy—a group
well known for promoting racism and religious
intolerance." The BCOFR had written directly to
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totheCRTC,
requesting CiTR's
broadcast licence
be revoked
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1990).
the CRTC, requesting them to immediately revoke
CiTR's license to broadcast.
In her response letter to Mr. Dutton, CiTR
Station Manager Linda Scholten cited CiTR's music
policy "not to air any material which includes any
verbal utterances that promote discrimination or
hatred against an individual or a group or a class
of individuals on the basis of race, national or
ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, age, mental
or physical ability, sexual orientation, or occupation." She went on to assert that "Welcome to the
Terrordome" was not in breach of this policy nor
CRTC regulations condemning the incitement
of "hatred or contempt towards any individual or
identifiable group," couched under the heading
of "abusive comment" She said that the song is
a summary of the Professor Griff controversy—
which she described as "repulsive"—and when
examined in its entire context is clearly strongly
opposed to violence. She also pointed
out thatPublic Enemy declared their
opposition to racism of any kind at
their recent concert and, as a group,
work to attack racial oppression. Later,
speaking to the Ubyssey, Scholten
echoed Chuck D's sentiment, saying"
the song is open to interpretation
and not "implicitly anti-Semitic." In
the interest of open discourse, CiTR
offered airtime for people to voice
concerns over the song, something
Scholten said no individual or group
chose to do.
In an early letter to CiTR concerning theissue, the Secretary General
of the CRTC said that they were not
a censorship body, but were there
to see if there is blatant violation of
regulations. Ultimately, the CRTC
agreed that the song did not breach
the abusive comment regulation and
agreed that the overall nature of the song was one
of anti-violence.
Though not much ultimately came of CiTR's
brush with the political controversies of rap
lyrics—they didn't lose their license—the incidents highlight the ground between free speech
and dangerous speech that the station and this
magazine, as part of their responsibility as media,
have had to tread ever since. In a broader sense,
and given more recent international events, the
careful negotiation of this ground is still pertinent
to us today.
A month after the Ice-T feature, Discorder followed up in October 1990 with a two-page spread
entitled "Don't Believe The Type: Chuck D Speaks,"
including quotes from Chuck D on everything
from the media to the role of gangsta rap in communicating the black experience. For their part,
CiTR in a typically tongue-in-cheek move, printed
a small run of black t-shirts with CiTR's version
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music from around the world.
SHbbkSHObKTA
(Talk) 10am-12pm
A program targeted to Ethiopian
people that encourages education
and personal development.
MRbcittRSSHbw
(Reggae) 12-3pm
Reggae inna all styles and
fashion.
BLOOD ON THE SADDLE
(Roots) 3-5pm
Alternating Sundays
Real cowshit-caught-in-yer-boots
country.
SmeaTmlTehtFer	
(Soul/R&B)3'5vm
Alternating Sundays
The finest in classic soul and
rhythm & blues from the late '50s
to the early 70s, including lesser
known artists, regional hits and
lost soul gems.
CHIPS WITH EVERYTHING	
{Pop) 5-6pm
Alternating Sundays
British pop music from all decades.
International   pop   (Japanese,
French, Swedish, British, US, etc.),
'60s soundtracks and lounge.
rhythmsTndia
(World) 8-9pm
Alternating Sundays
Featuring a wide range of music
from India, including popular
music from the 1930s to the present; Ghazals and Bhajans, Qaw-
walis, pop and regional language
numbers.
TECHNOPRbGRESsivO
(Dance) 8-9pm
Alternating Sundays
A mix of the latest house music,
tech-house,   prog-house  and
techno.
B00TLE6S &B-SID£S~""
(Dance/Electronic) 9-10pm
TRANCENbAKCE
(Dance) 10pm-12am
Hosted by DJ Smiley Mike and DJ
Caddyshack, Trancendance has
been broadcasting from Vancouver, B.C. since 2001. We favour
Psytrance, Hard Trance and Epic
Trance, but also play Acid Trance,
Deep Trance, Hard Dance and even
some Breakbeat. We also love a
good Classic Trance Anthem, especially if it's remixed. Current influences include Sander van Doom,
Gareth Emery, Nick Sentience,
Ovnimoon, Ace Ventura, Save the
Robot, Liquid Soul and Astrix. Older
influences include Union Jack,
Carl Cox, Christopher Lawrence,
Whoop! Records, TidyTrax, Plati-
pus Records and Nukleuz. Email:
djsmileymike ©trancendance.net.
Website: www.trancendance.net.
TOSS GOD SOME DONUTS
(Ta//r(S7i/M?s;6:30-8am
BREAKFAST WITH THE BROWNS
(Eclectic) 8-1 lam
Your   favourite    Brownsters,
James and Peter, offer a savoury
blend of the familiar and exotic
in a blend of aural delights.
breakfastwiththebrowns®
hotmail.com.
(Ska) llam-12pm
SMBHRONfCtW- ?
(Talk) 12-lpm
Join host Marie B and discuss spirituality, health and feeling good.
Tune in and tap into good vibrations
that help you remember why you're
here: to have fun!
P^ARTSWlblBiN
(Pop) l-3pm
An indie pop show since 1999, it's
like a marshmallow sandwich: soft
and sweet and best enjoyed when
poked with a stick and held close
to a fire.
THE ALL CANADIAN FARM SHOW
(Pop)3-tym
The All Canadian Farm Show cultivates new and old indie jams from
across genres and provinces. Tune
in to hear the a fresh crop of CiTR
volunteers take you on a musical
cross-country road trip!
THE LEO RAMIRH SHOW
(World) 4-5pm
The best of mix of Latin American
music. leoramirezQcanada.com
NJEWS ibf ~r
<Ta//r)5-6pm
Vancouver's only live, volunteer-
produced, student and community
newscast. Every week, we take
a look back at the week's local,
national and international news,
as seen from a fully independent
media perspective.
SORETHROATS! CLAPPING HANDS
(Rogue Folk, Indie S/S) 6-7:30pm
Lyric Driven Campfire Inspired:
Playing Acoustic Punk, Anti-Folk,
Alt-Country, etc. Tune in for live
acts, ticket giveaways and interviews, but mostly it's just music.
Submit to: music@sorethroat-
sclappinghands.com. Find us on
Facebook!
EXPLODING HEAD MOVIES
(Cinematic) 7:30-9pm
Join gak as he explores music from
the.movies, tunes from television
and any other cinematic source,
along with atmospheric pieces, cut
ting edge new tracks and strange
old goodies that could be used in :
a soundtrack to be.
THEJAZZSHOW
(Jazz) 9pm-12am
Vancouver's  longest   running \
prime-time jazz program. Hosted !
byGavin Walker. Features at 11pm. j
Oct. 1: The Baritone saxist Gerry ]
Mulligan and his legendary Quartet
with Chet Baker, 'The First Record- !
ings". Oct. 8: "The Pepper/Knepper I
Quintet" Happy birthday to baritone
sax master Pepper Adams. Oct. ft: :
"Money Jungle" Duke Ellington,
Charles Mingus and Max Roach....
say no more! Oct.22: The evolution i
of Jazz trumpet. Roy Eldridge and
Dizzy Gillespie with Oscar Peterson ;
and co. Oct 29: Celebrating the j
birthday of the great tenor saxo- ]
phonist Zoot Sims. "Down Home |
with Zoot"
CANADA POST-ROCK
(Rock) 12-lam
Formerly on CKXU, Canada Post-
Rock now resides on the west coast
but it's still committed to the best
in post-rock, drone, ambient,
experimental, noise and basically
anything your host Pbone can put
the word "post" in front of.
PACIFIC PICKIN'
(Roots) 6-8am
Bluegrass,   old-time   music,
and its derivatives with Arthur
and the lovely Andrea Berman.
pacificpickin@yahoo.com
VANCOUVER: RELOADED
(TaW8-10:30am
Dedicated to the gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transexual communities of Vancouver. Lots of human
interest features, background on
current issues and great music.
queerfmradio@gmail.com
SWWORLD?
(£c/ecf/c; 10:30-ll:30am
Fuzzy and sweet, a total treat! Tune
in to hear the latest and greatest
tracks from independent and Vancouver bands.
MORNING AFTER SHOW
(Eclectic) ll:30am-lpm
An eclectic mix of Canadian indie
with rock, experimental, world, reggae, punk and ska from Canada,
Latin America and Europe. Hosted
by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera.
MANTIS CABINET
(Eclectic) l-2pm
SomaST"*
(Talk) 3-3:30pm
Bringing UBC's professors on air
to talk about current/past events
at the local and international
level. Aiming to provide a space
for faculty and doctoral level stu-
dents to engage in dialogue and j economics and our global ecologi-
share their current research, cal crisis.
http://ubcproftalk.wordpress.com. cnciilpinire                '
RADIO FREETHINKER Skadz and Sprocket Doyle bring you
(Ta//rJ3:30-4:30pm Electro Swing, Alternative Hip Hop,
Promoting skepticism, critical Dubstep, Acid Jazz, Trip Hop, Local
thinking and science, we examine and Canadian Content - good and
popular extraordinary claims and dirty beats.
subject them to critical analysis.   ; eucwi«YLH	
THE CITY j  (New)4-5pm
(Ta/W5-6pm In many Coast Salish dialects,
An alternative and critical look "sne'waylh"  is the word for
at our changing urban spaces, teachings or laws. The aborigi-
New website: www.thecityfm.org. nal language-learning program
New twitter handle: ©thecityjm. begins with the teachings of the
fi ii YftiiR' iiFAn  skwxwu7mesh snichim (Squamish
/u-i/I««ico«™ ! languap).Origina1ryairedonCoop
Bands and guests from around the I „?)!!.„l!fL_. „	
world. ARTS REPORT
hjsjk out    2* 5^	
(Dance)Mpm ARTS REPORT EXTRA
fSBSimnm ! ^6-^30pm	
(Hip-hop) $-llpm \ DISCORDER RADIO
crimesandtreasons@gmail.com (7aW6-6:30pm
WEDNESDAY
TWEETS & TUNES
flfewJ6:30-8am
We practice what we Tweet!
Showcasing local indie music and
bringing bands, artists and fans
together through social media. Website: tweetsandtunes.com Twitter:
©tweetsandtunes.
SUBURBAN JUNGLE
(Eclectic) %-10am
Live from the Jungle Room, join radio :
host Jack Velvet for an eclectic mix of !
music, sound bites, information and
inanity, dj@jackvelvet.net.
(Eclectic) 10-11:30am
sfuDENTSPECIALHOUR
f£c/ecf/cJll:30-lpm
Various members of the CiTR's
student executive sit in and host
this blend of music and banter
about campus and community
news, arts and pop culture. Drop
ins welcome!
(Talk) 1-2 pm
Alternating Wednesdays
There once was a project named j
Terry, That wanted to make people |
wary, Of things going on In the world
that are wrong without making it all
seem too scary.
Discorder Magazine now has its
own radio show! Join us to hear
excerpts of interviews, reviews
and more!
SAMSQUANTCHiHIDEAWAY
ffc/ecf/cJ6:30-8pm
Alternating Wednesdays
All-Canadian music with a focus
on indie-rock/pop. anitabinder®
hotmail.com
DEMOCRACY NOW
(Talk) l-2pm
Alternating Wednesdays
extraIenvironmentalist
(Talk) 2-3pm
Exploring the mindset of an
outsider looking in on Earth.
Featuring interviews with leading
thinkers in the area of sustainable
FOLK OASIS
(Roots) 8-10pm
Two hours of eclectic folk/roots
music, with a big emphasis on our
local scene. C'mon in! A kumbaya-
free zone since 1997. folkoasis©
gmail.com
SEXY IN VAN CITY
<Ta7/r; 10-1 lpm
Your weekly dose of education
and entertainment in the realm
of relationships and sexuality.
sexyinvancity.com/category/sexy-
in-vancity-radio
HANS KLOSS' MISERY HOUR
(Hans Kloss) llpm-lam
Pretty much the best tiling on
radio.
THURSDAY
ENS OF THE WORLD NEWS
(fe/W8-10am
wT*LlriLlLloW~~
(Punk) 10-1 lam
Punk rock, indie pop and whatever else I deem worthy. Hosted
by a closet nerd. httpV/www.
weallfalldowncitr.blogspot.ca RELENTLESSLY AWESOME
llam-12pm
Vancouver's got a fever, and the only
prescription is CiTR's "Relentlessly
Awesome." Each and every week,
Jason attempts to offer adrenaline-
pumping, heart-stoppirig, hands-
over-the-eyes suspense. He is a fan
of various genres, and a supporter
of local music.
DUNCAN'S DONUTS
Eclectic) 12-lpm
Sweet treats from the pop underground. Hosted by Duncan, sponsored by donuts. http://duncans
donuts.wordpress.com
MSTUDS   "
(TaW2-3pm
Underground and indie comix. Each
week, we interview a different creator to get their unique perspective
on comix and discuss their upcoming works.
TfflMOElislniffi:T~
(Sports) Z:3Q-*om
Your weekly roundup of UBC Thunderbird sports action from on campus and off with your host Wilson
Wong.
MANTRA
(Eclectic) 4-5 pm
Kirtan, Mantra, Chanting and
Culture. There's no place like Om.
Hosted by Raghunath with special
guests. Email: mantraradioshow®
gfnail.com. Website: mantraradio.
co. Genre: World.
BWAfflNMBREM"
(Eclectic) 5-6 pm
S It's like mixing unicorn blood with
Christopher Walken's tears, and
then pouring it into your ears.
JiETOUAWARE
(Eclectic) Alternating Thursdays
6-7:30pm
Celebrating the message behind
the music: Profiling music and
musicians that take the route of
positive action over apathy.
p*ai^B"ulrTEi",NnAw
(Eclectic) Alternating Thursdays
6-7:30pm
Explore local music and food with
your hosts, Brenda and Jordie. You'll
hear interviews and reviews on eats
and times from your neighbourhood,
and a weekly pairing for your date
calendar.
STEREOSCOPIC REDOUBT
(Experimental) 7:30-9pm
LIVE FROM THUNDERBIRD
RADIO HELL'
(Live Music) ^-W^m
Featuring live band(s) every week
performing in the CiTR Lounge.
Most are from Vancouver, but
sometimes bands from across
the country and around the world.
September 6: Movieland. September
20: Pleasure Cruise.
FUNK MY LIFE
(Soul/Dance) llpm-12am
Grooving out tunes with a bit of soul
and a lot of funk, from the birth of
rhythm and blues to the golden age
of motown, to contemporary dance
remixes of classic soul hits.
MRALTCNTACLES
(Eclectic) 12-6am
It could be global, trance, spoken
word, rock, the unusual and the
weird, or it could be something
different. Hosted by DJ Pierre.
auraltentacles@hotmail.com
FRIDAY SUNRISE
f£c/etf/<?;7:30-9am
An eclectic mix of indie rock, hip-
hop and reggae to bring you up with
the sun.
ALTERNATIVEIftAWb""
flaW9-10am
Hosted by David Barsamian.
nuisoTmEcW
(Eclectic) 10-11 am
Promoting upcoming live concerts
and shows in Vancouver, be they
local, national, or international
acts.
STEREO BLUES
(Blues/Eclectic) llam-12pm
Every Friday host Dorothy Neufeld
sinks into blues, garage and rock
n' roll goodies!
FfwNTEASYBliiSiSS
(Eclectic)12-lpm
CiTR has revived it's long-dormant
beginner's show It Ain't Easy Being
Green! With the support of experienced programmers, this show
offers fully-trained CiTR members,
especially students, the opportunity
to get their feet wet on the air.
HUGO
(Eclectic) l-2pm
Alternating Fridays
RADIO ZERO
f0a/?ce;2-3:3Opm
An international mix of super-
fresh weekend party jams from
New Wave to foreign electro, baile,
Bollywood and whatever else.
www.radiozero.com
NARDWUAR
(Nardwuar) 3-30-bpm
Join Nardwuar the Human Serviette for Clam Chowder flavoured
entertainment. Doot doola doot
doo...doot doo! nardwuar®
nardwuar.com
jjHjfiii"""""
flaW5-6pm
See Monday for description.
sroSttii™"
(fc/ecf/c; 6-7:30pm
Join your host Matthew for a weekly
mix of exciting sounds, past and
present, from his Australian homeland. And journey with him as he
features fresh tunes and explores !
the alternative musical heritage ;
of Canada.
AFmCANRHYHMS
dVor/£/;7:30-9pm
www.africanrhythmsradio.com
THEBASSMENT
(Dance/Electronic) 9-10:30pm
The Bassment is Vancouver's only
bass-driven radio show, playing
Glitch, Dubstep, Drum and Bass,
Ghetto Funk, Crunk, Breaks and UK
Funky, while focusing on Canadian
talent and highlighting Vancouver
DJs, producers and the parties they
throw.
THE VAMpTrE'S BALL
(Industrial) 12-4am
Industrial, electro, noise, experimental and synth-based music.
thevampiresball@gmail.com the-
vampiresballoncitr.com
SATURDAY
RADIO NEZATE
(Eritrian) 7-8am
THfSATURbAYEDGE
(Roots) 8am-12pm
A personal guide to world and roots
music—with African, Latin and '
European music in the first half, \
followed by Celtic, blues, song writ- j
ers, Cajun and whatever else fits! ■
steveedge3@mac.com
GENERATrON ANNIHILATION
(jPtf/7/yi2-lpm
On the air since 2002, j
playing old and new punk on
the non commercial side of the j
spectrum. Hosts: Aaron Brown, !
Jeff "The Foat" Kraft. Website:
www.generationannihilation.com. j
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ j
generationannihilation".
r^RCHORDr™
(Metal) l-3pm
Vancouver's longest running metal j
show. If you're into music that's
on the heavier/darker side of the
spectrum, then you'll like it. Sonic
assault provided by Geoff, Marcia
and Andy.
cISeblue
(Roots) 3-5pm
From backwoods delta low-down I
slide to urban harp honks, blues j
and blues roots with your hosts
Jim, Andy and Paul, codeblue® j
buddy-system.org
N^HAVOUyT™
(World) S-lpm
News, arts, entertainment and j
music for the Russian community,
local and abroad, nashavolna.ca  \
uTPiiEsfA "~
(World)7-S\>m
Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Latin
House and Reggaeton with your !
host GspotDJ.
MORE THAN HUMAN
(Electronic/Experimental) 8-9pm
Strange and wonderful electronic
sounds from the past, present and
future with host Gareth Moses.
Music from parallel worlds.
SYNAPTicSAS^
(Dance/Electronic) 9-llpm
If you like everything from electro/
techno/trance/8-bit music/retro
'80s this is the show for you!
www.synapticsandwich.net
RANDOPHONIC
(£c/ecf/c>) llpm-lam
Randophonic is best thought of as
an intraversal jukebox programmed
by a vast alien living intelligence
system which has no concept of
genre, style, nation states or even
space-time relevance.
THEABSOLUTEVALUEOFiNSQMNIA
(Generative) 2am-6am
Peter Courtemanche. Music ever-
different and changing, created by
a system. A constantly evolving,
never repeating, mix. 100% local
and new. ART PROJECT:
HIGHLIGHTS FROM
SWARM & OLIO
FEATURING:
GOOD LUCK
GRUNT
MAIL ART
PROJECT SPACE
SHUDDER
UNIT/PITT
221A
Shannon Oksanen and Valerie Sonn ier, In Search of Lost Time exhibition at UNIT/PITT.
Photp courtesy UNIT/PITT.
SWARM:
"Initiated by PAARC in 1999, Swarm
began as an event to mark the launch
of Vancouver's artist-run centre
programming season, bringing together
events from some of the city's most
vital and innovative contemporary art
spaces on a single frenetic evening.
Swarm soon grew to a multi-night
event, incorporating more and more of
the city's ephemeral artist-run
initiatives: small d.i.y. spaces,
studios-turned-galleries, roaming
public projects, artist collectives, and
hybrid projects." Text courtesy of
swarm.paarc.ca.
OLIO:
"Since 2008, we've defined the ultimate
collaboration of artistic disciplines in
Vancouver... Dozens of live music
performances at Vancouver's most
intimate venues; obscure, intriguing
film screenings at independent
theatres; up close and personal comedy
to shatter your funny bone; innovative
multimedia visual arts installations;
and Jamcouver, the skate competition
that unites riders for the best sesh
since Slam City." Text courtesy of
oliofestival.com.
In Search of Lost Time is a three-volume set in a durable transparent
case, made to accompany the exhibition by Shannon Oksanen and
Valerie Sonnien In Search of Lost Time, curated by Myfanwy MacLeod.
It consists of an amply illustrated critical text by the curator, and two
artists' books. Text and photo courtesy of UNIT/PITT.
Sarah Gee, Retrograde, 30" x 36",
Photo courtesy Good Luck gallery.
Patrick Cruz, photographed by Sylvana D'Angelo, with a Bronika 120 film camera. *■•• You are invited to join us on the
rooftop of the carpark building (7th
Floor at 211 E Georgia) adjacent to
221A. At sunset (7:11pm), via car and
portable radios, we will be tuning into
89.7FM for Pirate Radio Transmission.
Please feel free to bring your car or
radio to the rooftop of the carpark.
Text courtesy of 221A Artist Run Centre.
Julia Feyrer, Car Rally, photo by Oliver Li. Courtesy of the artist and 221A Artist Run Centre,
Barry Doupd & Dennis Ha, A Word With You exhibition at Mall Art Gallery.
Image courtesy of the artists.
Shannon Oksmin and Valerie Sonnier, In Smch of Lost Time exhibition at UNtT/PtTT.
Imap courtesy UNIT/PITT,
Francis Cruz & Patrick Cruz, Elevator, performance at Shudder gallery. Barry Doupe & Dennis Ha, A Word With You exhibition at Mail Art Gallery.
Image courtesy of the artists.
David Khang, Sharks, laser-etching on cells, stained and fixed on glass slide.
Image courtesy of Grunt Gallery, from the exhibition Amelogenesis Imperfecta
(How Deep is the Skin of Teeth).
Guadalupe Martinez, Unison/Unisono, performance at Shudder gallery.
Photo by Sylvana D'Angelo, with a 35mm Minolta point-and-shoot camera.
Photo by Sylvana D'Angelo, with a 35mm Minolta point-and-shoot camera.
Randy Grskovic, Daily Bread, collage installation.
Photo courtesy of the artist from the exhibition Money is Just Paperwork at Project Space. Ryu Hankil, Description for Other Things, performance at 221A Artist Run Centre. Image courtesy of the artist and 221A.
t In his recent performance Description For Other Things, Ryu
brings out a typewriter as his instrument. While he is typing, the
motor hits various objects he set up on the stage that creates
sound. Ryu intends to design the sound through sending out his
writing. This reverse process of transcription inexplicably
exposes the frustration of communication and the absurdity of
translation. Ryu will also create a site-specific sound installation
with found objects and field recordings from in and around 221A.
Courtesy of the artist and 221A Artist Run Centre.
A
WORD I
"WITH YOU
Barry Doupe & Dennis Ha, A Word With You publication cover.
Image courtesy of the artists.
Soledad Munoz with Oscar Vargas, Conversation Within Immanence, performance and installation
at Shudder gallery. Photo by Sylvana D'Angelo, with a 35mm Minolta point-and-shoot camera.
Barry Doup6 & Dennis Ha, A Word With You publication inside spread.
Image courtesy of the artists. UNDER REVIEW OCTOBER 2012
THE CYRILLIC
TYPEWRITER
KHpHJiJiHija rmiiiymaa ManiHHxa
can be loosely translated from Russian as "Cyrillic writing machine."
There are a dozen countries whose
official language(s) employ the Cyrillic alphabet, and countless ethnic dialects that unofficially use it. In fact, a
Cyrillic typewriter would communicate ideas between over 250 million
people worldwide. This may not be
the intended meaning of Jason Zumpano's moniker, the Cyrillic Typewriter,
but on his sophomore album, French
Boor, he's certainly opened the doors
of poetic discourse.
With the Cyrillic Typewriter,
Zumpano seamlessly pairs eclectic
and diverse arrangements with far-
reaching lyrical poeticism. However,
despite its poignant eccentricities,
the project has remained coherent
enough to retain pop accessibility,
and on French Door, Zumpano enlists
veteran indie rockers (and old
Destroyer band-mates) Dan Bejar
and Scott Morgan to restore balance
to his songwriting. The reunited trio
are consistently joined by Nathaniel
Senffon saxophone, Christina Rzepa
on cello, and Megan Bradfield on
double bass to create an aural spectacle whose dynamics encourage
active listening.
French Door begins with SenfPs
Colin Stetson-inspired reverb before
unveiling the first whirlwind of
intoxicating lyrical medleys, whose
pace quickens and slows with unpredictable grace on opener "Dizzy &
Blessed." The album continues in this  ,
manner, with thoughtful, calculated
lyrics juxtaposed by brief instrumen-  j
tal arrangements that range from
triumphant elegance to momentary j
omen.
Everything happens so quickly on
the first half of French Door, that a !
single mood rarely has time to sink I
in until halfway through, when it j
reaches a climax on the wonderfully
dramatic "Great White Lodge." Here j
SnefF's drunken, often quixotic, saxo-
phone faces Rzepa's lugubrious cello
in contending, albeit brief, exposes
before suddenly halting to make way
for Zumpano's depressing cover of j
Devo's "Gates of Stealer, the lat- j
ter half of the album proceeds in a
subdued fashion that rarely returns
to the whirling dynamics of the first
six tracks.
Although many moods, themes,
and ideas are up for the taking on j
French Door, their changes are inter-
esting enough that you're happy
to just let them float by; if you try
to force this album, it pushes back j
with obscure references to mysticism
and overlooked intellectuals. French j
Door borrows from the experimen-
tal pop canon through its nuanced
idiosyncrasies, and fluent listeners
will find a comforting familiarity in
Zumpano's unabashed alt-culture ref-
erences, while adventurous newcom-  I
ers should welcome its unexpected
approachability.
—Robert Catherall
Whoa, where did this Afro-trance :
album come from? Sure enough to j
make your blood boil, Dan Snaith !
(of Caribou) has mastered an unfor- j
gettable album. After years of DJing j
clubs on tour, Snaith has combined j
layers of trance with a heavy dose of
African rhythms that are sure to make j
you want to move. Dance music at its
best, JIAOLONG (pronounced "TOW- ■
long") has the feeling of getting lost j
in the dub and reaching the outer
limits of the dance floor. Snaith's j
ability to interlace synths with con- j
gos creates a sound that spirals with I
hypnotic energy.
The initial track, "Yes, I Know," J
starts the exploration of beats and \
dance rhythms, setting the stage for a j
sedate, but supercharged, experience j
of an album. The track has electricity,
with horns and soulful vocals that :
grow and accent it. Subsequent tracks
take different approaches, pushing
boundaries while they invoke deep
house.
Daphni's debut album has the j
ability to pull you in and out of
consciousness within the layers of j
unexpected divergences, and down j
right bliss, notably in the remix of j
"Cos-Ber-Zam," by Ne Noya. Those I
familiar with Caribou will be pleas- j
antly surprised to find new turns j
hitting highs and lows, mixing the
dancefloor sound with occasional j
musical underpinnings.
"Jiao" begins as a subdued track
with minimalist beats that devel- ;
ops to combine spacey frequencies
with an almost tabla-sounding loop
throughout the track. As deep cuts j
are frequent, and wonderfully mas- i
tered in this album, JIAOLONG  j
satiates the dance fever. What's
not to like about something this
dreamlike, groovy, and full of
surprises? You'll want to pick
this up, pronto.
—Dorothy Neufeld
I FREAK HEAT WAVES
(Independent)
At first glance, opener "Empty Body"
might give listeners the wrong idea
of what to expect out of Freak Heat
Waves' self-titled full length. Swirling, distant guitar chimes and choppy
bass warm-ups padding on top of
light snares conjure music more
tightly inspired by the likes of Broken
Social Scene's You Forgot it in People
than Talking Heads' Fear of Music, but
there's more than enough post-punk
downtroddenness to spread around
the remaining eight tracks.
Clues abound on Freak Heat Waves
that the band just might be big Joy
Division fans, right down to the Ian
Curtis-esque vocal delivery waiting
inside each track. But where Curtis'
lyrics reflected, "Coldness, pressure...
[and] crisis," singer Steve Lind helps
make each tune a dance track for the
listener's subconscious.
Experimental flourishes, like on
"Submission," show depth and maturity to the record and help the sparse
instrumentation stay fresh all the
way through. "No Monument" and
"Clearing" break up the record with
Kraut-rock interludes, while the epic
"Instructing" clocks in at 10 minutes,
featuring rollicking bass lines and
surf beats.
Freak Heat Waves comes across
as a mix of tight jams and rehearsed
ambiance, and the diversity of layering over its nine songs varies enough
that it's hard to find a common strain
to latch on to. Casual listeners might
find songs like "Kowtow" difficult
to focus on, but music nerds will love playing spot-the-influence on
tracks with wildly divergent flavours.
Whatever you're expecting going into
Freak Heat Waves, you'll probably
be surprised more than once by the
end of the record, and that's a beautiful thing, even if it doesn't make for
an easily-digestible LP. Smarter and
more charming than most Kraut-rock
records, and twice as danceable, Freak
Heat Waves define what it means to
be a Victoria band.
—Fraser Dobbs
LADYHAWK
(Triple Crown)
Ladyhawk have always been with us, if
only on an individual scale. Its members made themselves busy with other
projects, some of which share family
resemblances with Ladyhawk, like
Duffy Driediger's excellent power-
pop combo Duffy and the Doubters,
and the sadly overlooked SPORTS, a
collaboration between backup singer
and guitarist Darcy Hancock and
drummer Ryan Peters. Others, like
thrash metal band Baptists, featuring bassist Sean Hawryluk, have a
less clear tie.
Still, it's been four long years
since their last outing, 2008's Shots,
so one might be forgiven for thinking
Ladyhawk are diving a bit too quickly
into things with No Can Do, without
even stopping to change clothes
from these other projects. Like in
local artist Steve Hubert's cover art
for the album: a photograph of a fully
clothed man diving ramrod, headfirst, into a swimming pool.
Nevertheless, No Can Do is a deft,
tight romp. A fast-paced Duffy and
the Doubters influence is clear here,
even on the slow-burning opener,
"Footprints," which features crisper
guitar and drums and more distinct
vocals than the sludgy, Hawkwind-like
video from that other project that's
been making the rounds for more
than a year. The anthemic title track,
"No Can Do, 1 is also less meandering
and more upbeat, though whether
this is an improvement is questionable. The rest of the album picks up
where "No Can Do" ends, and gains
momentum through the end.
There's some of SPORTS's darkness on No Can Do, too. "Bedbugs" is
an uplifting power pop track set to
depressing lyrics that reference isolation and body horror, while the chorus in "Evil Eye" infects its main
character with a stalker-like
obsession with a new beau.
But you'll still hear a bit of
classic Ladyhawk, too. "Eyes of
Passion" starts with Ladyhawk's
characteristic Southern-fried
riffs as Driedger drawls out lyrics about drunken daughters
and sons of preachers and the
Devil before the song gradually
sinks and drowns in swirling
reverb after the bridge. It neatly ties
up an album that very easily could
have revved out of control, if not for
Ladyhawk's skilful—and freshly-
practiced—hands.
—Chris Yee
NUDE BEACH
(Nude Beach)
You could be precise and term Nude
Beach's new LP, II, beach-pop, garage-
wop, surf-punk, candy-grunge, low* ^
fi-counjry, even rock 'n' roll. But I
would simply call it good. Very, very
good. The album's ten tracks were
recorded in Manhattan's magical
Hit Factory on 54th Street, where
timber walls and brick ceilings have
witnessed the likes of the Rolling ,
Stones, John Lennon, Billy Joel, and
Stevie Wonder. Having stayed just
minutes away recently, amongst the
jazz clubs in Hell's Kitchen, I can say
it's worth the stop.
II begins with drummer Ryan !
Naideau's messy thrashing and the
perky, steady guitar strums of singer \
Chuck Bentz. Maybe I'm stretching it,  j
but Bentz's voice could be compared j
to Joe Strummer's on the Clash's !
"Straight to Hell," his choppy aloof- !
ness piercing like icicles through :
the speakers. The album's second
track, "Walkin' Down My Street,"
sounds just like a1 low-fi love song
song should, with pleading vocals ''.
and raspy sleepiness. "Some Kinda ;
Love," is slighdy less alluring, with
country drawl similar to Punks on 1
Mars.
The low, dog-tired pulse of bass- j
ist Jim Shelton makes it seem that ;
the band would be ever-so-lovely to ■
see live: greasy hair being tousled ■
to-and-fro, dirty floorboards, and '
rusty instruments—this is how I j
imagine a Nude Beach show. Either !
that, or just three chums throwing j
down honky tunes on the shores of I
Rockaway Park.
This album is an array of nostal- ;
gia, created by country feel good tunes j
akin to Riding September's tropical- ;
punk party sound, and Rock n' Roll I
High School-era Ramones. After sev- i
era! soppy songs, the band rolls :
in with nippy and hard-hitting j
drums in "Cathedral Echoes"
and a peachy, Beach Boys-flared j
trackwith "The Endless Night," '
also my favorite.
Nude Beach ends II with j
vibrant guitar picks and a
sturdy tambourine in "Loser in
the Game"—an appropriately j
abrupt and content tone. By the
time the album has finished, I \
feel like I've listened to druggy rag-  !
timers who play guitar instead of !
piano, leaving little more to say of
the Brooklyn threesome, other than
their 2012 release is a fine, shame- ;
less listen.
—Josefa Cameron
(Suicide Squeeze)
On their sophomore release, The
World is Too Much With Us, Vancouver's Peace vault the turnstile with
barn-burner opener "Your Hand in
Mine," launching a truly riveting and
on-target record. Their momentum
doesn't slow a for a moment on this,
their Suicide Squeeze debut, proving
they will be a tough act to follow for
the foreseeable future, In fact, these
unassuming lads seem poised to prevail and destined to conquer, as one
of the more creative and consuming
bands to come out of Vancouver's
sizeable punk/new wave scene.
While Peace may wield familiar
post-punk musical tropes (high-
energy introspection, fist-pumping
angst, angular rhythms, and fluid
leads), who's to say that the familiar
can't be refreshing? -
Singer and lead songwriter
Dan Geddes' sing-speak snarls
and charmingly off-key vocals may
read like Mark E. Smith of die Fall
(minus the douchebag disdain), but
the strident melodies, especially on
tracks like "Fun and Games" and
"Winterhouse," deal exclusively in
exuberance and wonder. The rest of
Peace's line-up is rock-solid, too.
Geoff Dembicki's drums rattle with
feverish intensity, anchoring tracks
like "Free Time" into a window-rattling tribal march, evenly matched
by bassist Connor Mayer's full-toned
fervour and Michael Willock' s ringing
guitar. They've got all their proverbial j
bases covered, ensuring no infirmity
and destined to bring about buzz.
Drawing mosdy from art-damaged   i
post-punk, Peace doesn't squander a ! single minute, raising a sophisticated
song cycle free of leftovers. There are
moments, sure, where Joy Division's
autumnal, angst-ridden pull seems
most apparent, particularly on
"Black Cocaine" and album closer,
"Tattoo," but such influences only
add to the band's literate impulses
and affectations.
Geddes proves to be a natural
raconteur, cerebral and suitable, as
in the SoftBoys-esque "Kissed Dust,"
which proves him to be lyrically lean,
a la Robyn Hitchcock.
The crazy-quilt emotionalism and
passion on display here is indicative
of a band of prominence. Even on a
perfunctory listen, The World is Too
Much With Us assays a certain symmetry and a relevance most bands
lack. Rest assured, Peace will prevail
in our time.
—Shane Scott-Travis
CHRISTOPHER SMITH
(Boompa)
In Christopher Smith's newest album,
Earning Keep, blatant biblical references exist without agenda. The plight
of Adam and Eve, Samson's holy journey, and even the great dichotomy of I
heaven and hell, all hold within their
piety valuable fables for the secular
human experience. Indeed, Smith's
pcetic lyrics draw upon the authority of religious imagery to empower
ordinary human life and crown its j
trials extraordinary. Earning Keep is
it's own earthly scripture.
Each of the 14 songs on the album  I
exist in a wake of sorrowful content j
and instrumentation. Earning Keep  ■
amounts to a melodic cathedral, with
Smith's vocals as smooth and varied
as stained glass. Among the songs
exists one basic division: some are
Smith's brief and private laments,
and others swarm and surround the
listener, demanding their inclusion.
The title track belongs in that first
group, using just Smith's voice and
a simple piano riff to decry lost love.
"Old Testament Violence," "Young
Curmudgeon," and "Knives and
Sickles" follow the same formula,
while the shortest track on the album
(40 seconds long), "Chapped Lips
of the Mouth Breather" is wholly
instrumental; a sparse chiming
hum, colliding with a guitar riff and
collaborating on impact. It sounds
like an unnoticed moment, and in
its own way seems equally personal
and pensive.
The second group of songs are
Smith's mightiest, and of those,
three stand tall. "Pillars and Pyre,"
the album's single, imagines mortal
struggle in spiritual context, with
Smith's voice a virtuous suggestion
of the human condition. "No Light
Could Pass Through Me So I Have a
Shadow" is cleverly decorated
in symbolism, beginning with
Smith's christening voice and
the confident steps of a drumbeat walking closely behind. As
the song unfolds, lines of lyrics
are echoed by backing vocals,
and like shadows shortening
with the moving sun, these
words seem to grow closer to the
voice that they are derived from.
"Pins on a Line" begins like a
breeze. Cymbals rattle and the drumsticks fall down like hollow wood,
lightas the firstwords, "Wandering,
wandering." The power in this song
comes from Smith's ability to achieve
delicate moments of instrumental and
vocal partnering and then expanding
and complicating that partnership
with perfect transition. And as the
chorus cries, "We need a light / we
need a light," something very human
seems divine.
—Alex de Boer
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Frankenstein:
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(UK, 48 min.)
Prior to orchestrating the London
Olympics Opening spectacular,
Danny Boyle staged an exhilarating reworking of Frankenstein
for the National Theatre.
Documentarian Adam Low takes
us backstage and explores why
Mary Shelly's horror story was so
radical when written and why it
possesses such enduring appeal.
Wed. Oct 3,12:00 pm, Granville 7
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Cartoon College (USA, 78 min.)
This bittersweet, charming documentary introduces us to some
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college in White River Junction,
Vermont, where the comic artists
of tomorrow get inspired and get
to work! Chris Ware, Lynda Barry,
Art Spiegelman, Francoise Mouly
and Scott McCloud are among
the many artists to take us into
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Amir- Bar-Lev's fascinating high-
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PARTY 2012
September 2 • Victory Square
With Vancouver's new-fangled food
carts in full force around the park
(Rim Food Baht, Ursu Korean BBQ
Tacos, and Coyote Xpress all set
up shop), this year's Music Waste/
Megaphone Magazine-hosted Victory
Square Block Party continued a nine-
year run as one of the raddestways to
end the summer.
Though I arrived too late to catch
the first act, word was that Native
drumming group, Blue Whistling
Horse, was warmly received. I was on
time for the second band, the jangly
and spirited Love Cuts, who sound
like Cub reincarnate.
After a brief introduction by
Taz VanRassel and Ryan Beil of the
Sunday Service, Weed launched into
the third set. Will Anderson (lead
vocals/guitar) switched impressively
from mumbling to hollering as the
band churned out fuzzy, grungy guitar pop. Schticky stoner-rap gang Too
High Crew followed, appropriately
enough at 4:20 p.m. on the dot.
Amped-up, shorts-tearing surf-
punk outfit Korean Gut played afterward. Incidentally, at the beginningjOf
Korean Guf s set, band leader Jarrett
Evan Samson expressed his intention to rip off his cut-offs, sweaty and
unwashed from a previous show, but
was stopped by shame at his parents
seeing their 28-year-old son "naked
onstage."
Post-punk revivalists Mode
Moderne put on a decent set, albeit
one that wouldn't seem out of place
at the first Victory Square Block Party;
garage-country rockers Indian Wars'
slow-burning, twangy ramshackle set
was better received by the audience.
All that paled in comparison to the
soulful Ballantynes, who closed the
show. Every final act at Victory Square
in recent years has drawn dancing
crowds to the front of the stage, and
the Ballantynes were no exception.
Maybe it's their pedigree that does it,
as Jarrod "SlimRoy" O'Dell of DJ duo
East Van Soul Club also plays in the
band. At any rate, soul tunes between
sets—courtesy of Soul Club's other
half, Jonny "Was" Grayston—and the
Ballantynes playing last, made for a
perfectly fitting end to the day, and to
summer 2012.
—Chris Yee
HIERARCHIES/
SECRET PYRAMID /
THE PASSENGER/
IAN WILLIAM CRAIG
September 8 • NouuelleNouuelle
Ask me two months ago, and I would
have told you the drone scene in Vancouver was nearly non-existent. Fast
forward to an early Saturday in September, and there's been a noticeable
trend to accommodate the quieter
side of experimental musicians in the
city's underground community. And,
if shows like the one that took place at
Nouvelle Nouvelle are any indication,
12-minute textural epics have a warm
place to stay.
Arranged on the rough wood floor
of the tiny Gastown clothing shop,
Ian William Craig and an assortment
of reel-to-reels and tape decks gave
the room a "dad's-old-hifi" feel, even
though Craig's music is anything
but antiquated. Combining operatic
vocal soaring, 8-bit synth pads, and
a whole bunch of tape-based loops
and echoes, the set burst from the
quiet click of a tape reel tracking into
a sonorous valley of sound. When
Craig wasn't working on trying to
wrangle his ancient equipment, his
entire body worked to achieve falsetto
cries and rich textures, though most
of the words were lost in a sea of delay
and looped noise.
The Passenger, a lone soul
in headphones who set up shop
behind analog synthesizers, held a
much darker control over the room
with heavy, toneless bass drones
laying the foundation for the occasional chirping melody. Compared
to Craig's stage presence, the Passenger was a thoroughly anti-social
affair, which only added to the
appeal of closing one's eyes and
breathing to the click of the synth-
scapes. A little bit Music For Airports
(of Brian Eno's Ambient series) a
little bit improv synth-orchestra,
the set was very different from the
tunes featured on his LP, |_|.
When Amir Abbey, the one-man
army behind Secret Pyramid, started
his set behind a reel-to-reel and a sample pad, I was totally pleased to bask
in the modulating, heavily textural
sounds he was producing hunched
over the table. What started out as
a meticulously ambient soundscape
escalated into a beautiful symphony
of hashed noises and audio clips, but things grew exceptional when Abbey
moved over and picked up a guitar.
Rich, undulating power-chord waves
took the bass drone and flew into a
deep crescendo; individual notes and
chords melted together like a dozen
post-rock songs played at once, and
the come-down, as Abbey moved back
to his sampler to end, felt like a warm
bath after a hard day.
I'm notashamed to admitto falling
asleep halfway through Hierarchies'
set. This isn't a criticism of the
synth-drone duo of Colin Jones and
J.P. Doucet who deeply impressed
with several stands of gear and an
almost hardcore approach to ambient music. Synth pads were atmospheric, but stuck to a recognizable
pattern, and subtle hooks and riffs
appeared over the course of the set
that gave Hierarchies a distinct and
beautiful structure. While not necessarily "happy" soundscapes, when I
passed out in the middle of the wall of
sound itwas to be enveloped by calm
daydreams and positive vibes. When
I regained consciousness, it was to
see Doucet head-banging to the invisible beat from behind his synths and
grinning maniacally. The whole room
echoed his sentiment, and when their
set came to its inevitable conclusion,
itwas to an audience basking in good
vibrations.
—Fraser Dobbs
GRASS WIDOW/
KOREAN GUT/YUNG MUMS
September 11 • The Biltmore
Tuesday night at the Biltmore
began like an old Western: at 9
p.m., the venue was a ghost town,
saloon-style tables empty, and cans
of $4 Cariboo untouched. The
woman running the door was
unsure what time the first band
would start "Nine, 10, whenever."
She yawned, then apologized.
Slowly but surely, though, a crowd
filtered in—by 10:30 p.m., it was
busy enough for Vancouver's Yung
Mums to begin. The all-girl three-
piece launched into a peppery, punky
set, almost rousing enough for the
weekday crowd to exchange their beer
for Jim Beam. Lead vocalist Amelia
Smith relayed tales of breakups and
scoring pot over quick, grimy chords.
The venue played up the ghost-town
vibe by setting a smoke machine on
overload — drummer Mandi got the
worst of it, complaining of dried-up
contacts—but if the band's lyrics are
to be believed, it was nothing a stiff
drink couldn't fix.
Next up were local surf/garage
rock outfit Korean Gut. Singer-
guitarist Jarrett Evan Samson began
with a nod to "Vancouver, the city we
live in... unless you're visiting to do
the Grouse Grind." While there were
no Lululemon sweatpants in sight,
the four-piece still got the audience
to break a sweat. As they tore into
"Gingold," dancing, shaking, and
even a thrash or two were attempted.
The spotlight beamed off the tuning keys of Tom Whalen's bass as
though he was wielding some kind
of thunderous lightsaber. As their set
drew to a close, Samson ruminated
on the pitfalls of punk rock: he'd
thrown his eyeglasses to the floor,
only to worry they'd get crushed.
When an audience member slurred,
"Someone step on 'em!" Samson said
indignantly, "What are you, a bully?"
Korean Gut, newfound inspiration for
nerds worldwide.
After a short break, San
Francisco's Grass Widow took the
stage. Again an all-female three-
piece, they showcased haunting, layered harmonies and intricate guitar
work. The crowd, so energetic before,
fell into a sort of spellbound hush as
the eerie, spacey "Goldilocks Zone"
echoed through the half-full room.
The band employed little distortion or
reverb; their jangling guitars and raw
vocals were refreshingly unedited.
While Grass Widow were somewhat
self-contained on stage compared
to the prior two bands, they added
a layer of complexity and mystery to
the lineup—though still with a punk
flair. Guitarist Raven Mahon bid the
audience adieu shortly after midnight,
and the crowd quietly dispersed with
the last swirls of the fog machine,
empty beer cans scattering the floor
like tumbleweeds.
—Sarah Christina Brown
FUCKED UP/WHITE LUNG
September 15 • Fortune Sound Club
By this point, everyone in Vancouver
should be familiar with White Lung,
whose recently released sophomore
album Sorry isn't really apologizing
for anything. They were a logical
opener for Fucked Up at Fortune
Sound Club on a crazy Saturday night,
after playing the same bill the day
before for Rifflandia in Victoria.
The band didn't seem to be any
the worse for wear after their island
adventure, and blazed through a
pretty quick, extremely well-mixed,
set Itwas a real pleasure to hear Mish
Way's yowling lyrics so clearly over
the din of lazily chaotic lead guitar
riffs, especially when you could hear
her vocal chords tearing on tracks
like "Bag." While Way was the centre of attention, guitarist Kenneth
William deserved credit for turning
every chance for pre-song banter
into a psychedelic noisy six-string
preamble.
It's hard to start a review of
Fucked Up's epic live performance
without first talking about charismatic singer Damian Abraham. Their
poetic hardcore album The Chemistry
Of Common Life might be the reason
the band won 2009's Polaris Prize,
but Abraham and his positive energy
are the reasons Fucked Up continue
to bring out audiences that normally
wouldn't find themselves at a hardcore show.
From the anthemic introduction to "Queen Of Hearts" onwards,
Abraham walked the beat all around
Fortune, shaking hands, hugging
fans, crushing beer cans, and wrapping the mic cable around himself and
everything else in the club. Between
songs he talked passionately about
the concepts of self-beauty, and how
Vancouver just might be his favourite
city (sorry, Toronto!).
The beautiful thing about Fucked
Up, though, is that an excited front-
man isn't the only card in their deck.
Their performance leaned heavily on
lastyear's concept masterpiece David
Comes To Life, and the group have an
ingrained musicality that raced neck-
and-neck with Abraham for the attention of the crowd.
Considering that Fucked Up juggle three guitars along with standard
bass and drum duties, it's amazing
that their set had the clarity it did,
stringing intricate psychedelic guitar
wah into power-chord breakdowns
and particularly beautiful vocal
harmonies.
A late-set rendition of "The Other
Shoe" had the entire crowd shouting
out the chorus with Abraham urging
them on. It's a powerful moment in
music when 300 people are screaming, "Dying on the inside!" while
outwardly grinning and jumping
around.
—Fraser Dobbs
UJHHQI
Sept 13-16 • the Centre jbr Digital Media
SEPTEMBER 14
Art can be very, very fun. Especially
when it's presented in a warehouse
rave. That's the message I carried
home from the twelfth installation
ofVancouver's New Forms Festival's
meticulously curated selection of electronic music and audiovisual installations by artists from Vancouver and
the internet-connected world. The
festival challenged, and sometimes
strongly disoriented, all the senses
of its guests with a variety of forms.
Based in the cavernous hangar of the
Centre for Digital Media, this year's
festival fit well amidst the industriality
of Great Northern Way.
With cultish headlining acts such
as Actress and Kodeg, the organizers aimed for quality over popularity,
which drew a crowd well-immersed
in the type of culture that was
showcased.
Starting the night in the Hangar
was Vancouver's own Cloudface.
At home in front of his arsenal of
synthesizers and drum machines,
he orchestrated a minimal set of
music that stayed within the bounds
of house and techno, while banking
on the warmth of analog synthesized
sound that gave birth to the genres in
the first place. The subtle and slowly
moving progressions in his compositions didn't make the audience go
wild, but were perfect for a laid-back
swaying crowd to soak in the otherworldly environment Next door was the smaller, eatART-curated space
which featured interactive visual
projections, where I ventured in to
catch a glimpse of Pilooski, a French
producer playing a groove-heavy set
of something electro and funky.
I wish I could have stayed longer
in the more intimate setting, but
the sensation that you're missing
something important happening
nearby (which happened a lot during the whole weekend) beckoned
me back to the main stage where
Actress was already unloading his
catalogue. Building grooves out of
samples stretched and deformed into
a very different place altogether, the
London-based producer felt raw and
different. He showcased a range of
versatility, from spawning dreamy
Boards of Canada-reminiscent
soundscapes to building a compelling
house track out of the bare minimum
of elements. With the ten-ton bassline
of "Maze" stuck in my head for most
of the next day, this was one set that
will be hard to forget
Shifting the night into a Detroit-
house direction was Legowelt, playing hard hitting lo-fi compositions
that came together in his studio
in the Netherlands. By the time DJ
Stingray 313 began his set around
2:30 a.m. I was spent. With a glimpse
of the dark and uptempo place the
music was headed, I would have
gladly stayed if I had the energy,
which the pretty sizeable crowd that
stayed till the 4 a.m. end clearly did.
—Christian Voveris
SEPTEMBER 15
It's easy to argue that London has
been a mecca for electronic music
producers from around the world,
at least in the past decade. But in our
digital jet age, artists can pack entire
set-ups into their carry-on luggage,
and play gigs on other continents,
organized entirely on the web. Now
in its twelfth installment New Forms
Festival in Vancouver—about as far
from London as you can get—has
become an example of globalization
at its finest. On the third night at the
Centre for Digital Media, a variety of
international and local talent created
a dynamic atmosphere that only grew
denser as it lasted into the morning
hours.
The night kicked off with the
soundscapes of Chambers, whose
self-described "minimal dub" helped
to set the mood for the night. The
Vancouver-based duo played drawn
out sub-laden beats to a steadily filling room—a great choice for the job,
as people sat on the floor and settled
in, giving the Hangar a distinctly
underground vibe.
By the time Kangding Ray came
on stage, anyone still sitting was
quickly put on their feet by his enormously heavy, no-nonsense IDM.
Around midnight, the Berlin-based
Frenchman's dark, shuffling drum
patterns were replaced by the lush
beats of Sinjin Hawke's live set
Currently based in Barcelona, the
Montreal native doesn't disguise his
hip-hop roots and influences, and
played a very energetic set in the total
absence of a laptop.
Hailing from Northern France,
Canblaster followed up with a variety of heady club bangers, giving the
crowd a much-needed dose of four-
on-the-floor. The night then took
a quick breather with Berlin-based
Kuedo, whose unique blend of elec-
tronica combined sparse, but driving
beats with warm pads and embracing
synth patterns.
Kodeo, undeniably the main
attraction of the night, came to the
stage around 3 a.m. and the crowd
was ready. He sported a Hyperdub tee,
reminding everyone that they were
in the presence of the legendary UK
label's owner. His set was nothing
less than would be expected from a
founding father of the multi-faceted
global phenomenon known as dub-
step. Floating effortlessly between
styles and BPMs (even dropping a
juked-out remix of Lil Wayne's "A
Milli," much to the crowd's delight),
Kodeg finished the night off masterfully and could have easily kept the
dance floor going well past dawn.
Unfortunately that didn't happen,
but like a true veteran he hung around
outside the door, talking to fans and
generally being a friendly dude. This
went on until people finally started
making their way home, full of good
memories and anticipation for the
festival's fourth and final day.
—Daniel Lins
JULIE DOIRON/TWIN RIVER
OLIO FESTIVAL 2012
Sept 21 • Biltmore Cabaret
A burning blue-gray dusk descends,
autumnal darkness dips, and recent
memories of mild, cloudless skies
dissolve. But for fair-weather fans of
indie symphony, the Biltmore Cabaret
on the second night of Olio Festival,
a radiant reprieve for summer's last
day was graciously given.
Due to an ill-starred power outage, the night's docket was delayed
some, sending part of the rabble elsewhere for Oho offerings. Too bad,
because when Vancouver's organic
country-rock outfit, Twin River,
took the stage just after midnight
the crowd was meagre, returning at
only a slow trickle.
Undeterred, Twin River,' usually a five-piece, tonight playing as
four for a laid-back yet confident
bucolic bypass. Theirs was a tenacious, full-flavoured set that often
turned the Friday night into a
Sunday afternoon. Lead singer
Courtney Ewan's sweetly soft
singing and perma-smile was
infectious and her harmonies
with Andy Bishop (who shared
lead on a few tracks) made up
for any lost time.
When the ever-amiable and
overtly adorable Julie Doiron took
the spotlight much of the crowd
had returned, though alcohol had
made many restless, righteous,
and rude. This has always been
my bugbear with late shows; the
booze turning the riff raff into
glib jackasses. But I digress.
Julie Doiron seldom disappoints live and while her shortened setiist didn't contain too
than previously realized in her solo
canon. This elated burst was followed
hotly by a ditty from Doiron's Broken
Girl days, "So Fast," which carried
the grit and birr I first encountered
when Eric's Trip rocked my teenage
world religiously.
Doiron showed that she can still,
shred for a number or two, and high-
fived her band between songs, and
also previewed "By the Lake" from the
forthcomingXP, So Many Days.
As always, Doiron's fascination
and banter hoisted the show into the
firmament brought down only when
she said goodbye to the band and
closed the night on her own, nearly
being drowned out by the inebriated
imbeciles who couldn't stop with the
slurs and the jabber. Doiron was gracious and forgiving, making light of
the dull roar and playing every request
her now strident fans suggested.
Closing with the one-two punch of
"The Songwriter" and "Glad to be
Alive," she hit the bull's eye and no
loquacious louts could dim the joy
and the jewel that is Julie Doiron.
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many surprises, she played with
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release Heartbeats/Swan Pond)
the threesome tore into "Swan
Pond," making this staple of
hers a more rumbling rocker
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The Saturday Edge
with Steve Edge
interview by
by JORDAN
ARDANAZ
photo by
by STEVE EDGE
lettering by
MONIQUE
JEANNE WELLS
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To honour CiTR's 75th birthday next month, we're
talking to the stations longest running DJs in it's
rich and colourful history. This month, meet host
of The Saturday Edge: Staffordshire, England, trans-
plantee and folk fanatic, Steve Edge. Now in his
27th year on the air, Edge continues to bring the
sweet sounds of African, Latin, Celtic, and Cajun
roots music to your ears from around the globe,
every Saturday morning. Discorder sat down with
the Edge himself to talk about where he began,
and where the Edge is headed.
What music did you grow up listening to?
Radio Luxembourg, which used to come on at eight
at night; it was all classical and French language
stuff. At eight they would play rock 'n' roll, and
BBC wasn't touching that. We used to have all
these radio sets at home. At school was just the
beginning of Beatle Mania, and it felt like there
was something exciting going on, and I got into
that early. The British Invasion they call it here.
There were a lot of kids at school that were really
into that, and music became really big. We had this
English teacher that was a guitar player, and he
formed this - very *6os, what they called a "coffee
set" in the classroom, and anyone else who was
there could join in. It was great. He got me into
it. I got into endless arguments with him about
Bob Dylan.
Was there a single artist that you
were really drawn to?
It would probably be the Stones
if itwas anybody, because they
were pretty outrageous. I did like
the Beatles, but there was something that was just ruder about
the Stones.
What gave you the idea to start
the Saturday Edge?
I moved here in '81.1 got away
from England, I was involved
with a whole bunch of political things over there.
Thatcher had just become PM and it was very
rough. I applied for Canadian immigration, and
someone here had offered me a job and I could
bring all my records over with me. So then I was
amazed how many heap records I could buy [here].
CiTR started putting together their top playlists
around then, and we weren't on FM yet, and I
thought it looked really interesting. And when it
launched on FM, itwas 19831 think, and that got
me into it That was in the early days of Discorder,
and one of the things that was advertised in there
was if you were interested in being a DJ, they'd
train you. But the station manager said that they
didn't have any openings unless I wanted to do
the folk show. Well I thought that was a bit of a
stretch for me. I didn't know anything about folk
music. But within about a month of that, I came
across a whole bunch of people from the sort of
folk and roots scene at the Railway Club, and I
used to hang out at the Railway Club after work
back when I had a proper job downtown. I came
across Spirit of the West at that club. They were
opening for Barney Bental years ago, and Jeff Kelly
became a good friend. And I was thinking well, I
could probably make a folk show out of this, and
I talked to Jeff and he lent me a bunch of records
and I went from there.
If you could pick one era for folk music, what
would you say is the most prominent?
I think at the moment there's a lot more creativity,
a lot more bands. It's easier to play. Folk kind of
experienced a big revival and people realized it
was a hell of a lot cheaper being a folk artist than
anything else because you didn't need amplifiers,
you just needed a sting instrument, or you could
get a jug band going. So what happened in the
'50s and the '60s was happening again in the '90s
and the early parts of the noughties. In the early
nineties... the Irish bands used to get subsidised
by the government so there would be a load of
Irish bands coming over. So that really got the live
music scene happening. Itwas great.
If you could pick one album that resonates the
most with you, what would it be?
I think to narrow down is really, really hard, but
La Bottine Souriante, from Quebec, they played
traditional Quebec music for years, and then they
added a horn section and all of a sudden became a
swing band that played Haitian-influenced music.
Their live album is incredible - very, very powerful.
It's an n-piece band now. It used to be 10, but they
added a dancer.
What is your favourite CiTR show, other than
your own?
I kind of like listening to Linda Bull, doing [Give
'em the Boot], because she plays Italian music, and
it crosses into what to play. I like Gavin Walker's
voice. It's great; it's not like a radio show it's like
going to his house and having a few drinks and
listening to what's going on. And I was a big fan of
George Barrett in those days, when he was doing
the Rockers Show. The exciting thing with CiTR is
that there's so much variety. The sad thing is that
you listen to something that you really like and
then it's gone.
What does the future of the Saturday Edge hold?
The whole future of radio is very topical right now
because everyone has their own ways to listen to
music, so who the hell listens to the radio when
you've got your own. Fortunately there's still a
group of people who listen to the radio. It's a lot
easier being a passive listener if you're driving
more and you don't have to think about what you
want to listen to next So I really don't know where
it's going -1 can't see myself not doing this. I'll
keep doing my thing; I'll have a good time.
The Saturday Edge airs every Saturday jrom a a.m.
to 12 p.m. CiTR 101.9 FM CHARTS
STRICTLY THE DOPEST HITZ OF SEPTEMBER
 #
 ARTIST
ALBUM
LABEL
#
ARTIST
ALBUM
LABEL
mm
Fine Times*+
Fine Times
Light Organ
26
Shout Out Out
Out Out*
Spanish Moss and
Total Loss
Normals Welcome
2
Nii Sensae*+
Sundowning
Suicide Squeeze
27
Hannah Georgas*
Hannah Georgas
Dine Alone
/a
Purity Ring*
Shrines
Last Gang
28
Cityreal and Wes
Mackey*+
Good Morning Blues
Self-Released
4
Gang Signs*+
Gang Signs
Self-Released
29
Fergus & Geronimo
Funky Was The State
Of Affairs
Hardly Art
5
Tyranahorse*+
Garbage Bears
Self-Released
30
Mantrakid
Dragon Lullabies
Neferiu
'■< ■$*
Animal Collective
Centipede Hz
Domino
31
Needles//Pins*+
Getting On Home b/w
Picture My Face
La Ti Da
';  V'
JayArner*+
Bad Friend b/w Black
Horse
Self-Released
32
No Sinner*+
Boo Hoo Hoo
First Love
8
The Cyrillic
Typewriter*+
French Door
Jaz
33
Spell*+
Lull
Self-Released
9
V. Vecker
Ensemble*+
In the Tower
Self-Released
34
The Tranzmitors*+
Concrete Depression
b/w A Little Bit Close
LaTiDa
10
Fist City*
Buried b/w Cryptic
Transmissions
La Ti Da
35
Bow & Antler*+
Gather Frolic
Self-Released
11
Ariel Pink's
Haunted Graffiti
Mature Themes
4AD
36
Deerhoof
Breakup Song
Polyvinyl
12
Los Furios*+
Never Look Back
Self-Released
37
Carolyn Mark*+
The Queen of
Vancouver Island
Mint
13
The Be Good
Tanyas*+
A Collection
Nettwerk
38
Dead Can Dance
Anastasis
Pias
14
Calamalka*+
All the Way Up
Hybrid ity
39
Giant Giant Sand
Tuscon
Fire
15
Dinosaur Jr.
1 Bet on Sky
Jagjaguwar
40
Hot Panda*+
Go Outside
Mint
16
Redd Kross
Researching the Blues
Merge
41
JEFF the Brotherhood
Hypnotic Nights
Warner (WEA)
17
Whitehorse*
The Fate Of The World
Depends On This Kiss
Six Shooter
42
Learning*
Kant
Self-Released
18
Open Relationship*
Born Weird
Self-Released
43
Maria Minerva
Will Happiness
Find Me?
Not Not Fun
19
The Crackling**
Ashen
File Under: Music
(FU:M)
44
Matisyahu
Spark Seeker
JDub
20
Ry Cooder
Election Special
Nonesuch
45
Micachu And The
Shapes
Never
Rough Trade
21
A Tribe Called Red*
A Tribe Called Red
Self-Released
46
Swans
The Seer
Young God
22
Capitol 6*+
Pretty Lost
Light Organ
47
Wet Hair
Spill Into Atmosphere
De Stijl
23
Hot Chip
In Our Heads
Domino
48
Angus Stone
Broken Brights
Nettwerk
24
Peaking Lights
Lucifer
Mexican Summer
49
Bend Sinister*+
Small Fame
File Under: Music
(FU:M)
25
Propagandhi*
Failed States
Epitaph
50
Dirty Projectors
Swing Lo Magellan
Domino
CiTR's charts reflect what's been played on the air by CiTR's lovely DJs last month. Records with asterisks (*) are Canadian and those marked (+) are local.
Most of these excellent albums can be found at fine independent music stores across Vancouver. If you can't find them, give CiTR's music coordinator a shout
at (604) 822-8733. Her name is Sarah Cordingley. If you ask nicely she'll tell you how to find them. Check out other great campus/community radio charts at
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