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hated and constantly gave people cat instead
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comments, andfiope that the AMS continue their
long tradition of patience with my mistakes. I'm
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PENELOPE MULLIGAN
THE CREMASTER CYCLE
This five-course cinematic
feast from New York-based
artist Matthew Barney is so
dense with signifiers that
expecting viewers to swot
up on everything in advance
would be a cruel joke. Besides,
exegesis can hardly penetrate
such an intense visual and aural
experience, and as much as I
appreciated the official press
kit's meticulous blow-by-blow, ■
I prefer to keep it on a long
leash.
A few things are handy
to know, however: that the
cremasteris a muscle which
regulates the height of the
testicles; that the trajectory of
Barney's gonadsHs a metaphor
for many things, including
psycho-sexual differentiation,
the evolution of form and the
progress of civilization; and
that the artist considers Harry
Houdini to be a kind of role
model (transformation through
escape). The latter may explain
why Barney appears in all but
. one of the films — climbing,
rappeWng and tunneling in
various guises and surrendering
his body to all manner of
strenuous and graphic rituals. •*.
The films were shot wildly *
out of sequence, but since
the episodes are linked by
something much too esoteric
to be caHed narrative, viewing
order isn't really an issue.
Nonetheless, Barney has laid
a network of connectors just
below the surface and the signs
pop up everywhere — whether
we can read them or not.
Most obvious are shapes
and substances, the blueprint
for which is set in Cremaster J
via a whimsical creation myth
set in a football stadium in the
artist's hometown of Boise,
Idaho. Spheres, vulvic forms
and white slime all recur with
sometimes hilarious persistence  .
elsewhere in the cycle. The
dumbbell (the shape of cells
dividing) is echoed more subtly
in the bizarrely tiny wasp-waist
of Gary Gilmore's grandmother
and in the spectacle of
two cars conjoined by an
upholstered tunnel in Cremaster
2 (for me, the most outstanding
of the series).
Characters are more
slippery as they reappear,
quantum-like (and often as
something else). Barney's
fascination with Gilmore tor
instance, and the famed
murderer's claim to be
Houdini's grandson lead to
the escape artist's birthplace
in Budapest, where the
cycle ends. It's also where
full testicular discension is
achieved. How interesting that
this should take the form of a
tragic opera.
That this state is reached
by way of several episodes
which feel like Fight Club for the
art-damaged only underscores
what a wild and varied ride the
project is. Cremaster 3 (the last-
to be filmed) is a three-hour
conflation of Celtic myth and
Masonic ritual centering on the
construction of NeW York City's
Chrysler Building (a phallic
icon par excellence). Set in
the granddaddy of cities and
anchored by the predominantly
male profession of architecture,
this installment seems to be the
most yang of the lot. Demolition
derbies, a thrash metal unit and
a chorus of men performing
' martial arts drills keep the
testosterone churning until an
abrupt cut to an arcane. Las
Vegas-style review.
It's tempting to start
making stylistic comparisons
(Peter Greenaway comes to
mind with his colour-coded
formalism in The Cook... and
all that cryptic incantation in
Drowiwig by Numbers), but
Barney is definitely his own man.
Togetherwith cinematographer
Peter Strietman, he has created
a flock of films distinct from one
another in look and ambiehce,
yet all hugely sophisticated in
design and execution.
After hosting a packed-
out run over six days in July,
the Pacific Cinematheque is
.bringing back The Cremaster
Cycle in its 405*minute entirety
this October. D
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Sometimes I ask myself, does
anyone really care? Does it
really matter what I think when
it comes to these reviews? (Cue
violin music.) Does it matter what
the bands think of my reviews?
Please won't somebody help
meeeee... somebody please
help me to understand why
Vice Magazine continues to put
out crappy music. Last month I
gave some helpful advice that
they chose to ignore, because
now I have to tell them again:
STOP. NOW. PLEASE. Honestly, this
split offering is more than I can
bear: Hominid sound like a Yeah
Yeah Yeah's rip-off right down
to the tortured female vocals
and swing-style drumming, and
The Affair are just boring, like,
for real. Enough already, (www.
vice-recordings.com).
Now some folks that
really do care are The Treliks,
so much so that they sent
I'il ol' me their new seven
inch all the way from jolly ol'
England, don'tcha know. The
two songs here are pretty cool
— first, "Mexican Road Movie"
might go well alongside Stan
Ridgeway's "Mexican Radio"
or The Tijuana Bibles "Mexican
Courage", as they all have that
similar way of bridging Saturday
morning cartoon addiction with
insanely catchy rock 'n' roll.
"Ride Inside Her Lies" has The
Groovie Ghoulies inviting The
Cato Salsa Experience over for
beer and B-movies, resulting in a
complete Nuggets box-set size
hangover. Definitely different
and a breath of Brit-pop free
air. (Face Value Records, www.
facevaluerecords.com)
Outta Detroit, Saturday
Looks Good To Me play the sixties
pop sounds with great aplomb
on their two song platter. "Until
The World Stops Spinning" has
a Dusty Springfield-fronting-The
Zombies vibe running through
it, until the profanity slaps you
upside the head. The flip has
guest vocals from Ko Shih (of The
Knockouts and Dirtbombs fame)
doing her best Holly Golightly
impression on "Hiding", which
doesn't bother me one iota.
Grab this one, kids. (Latest Flame
Records, 1638a North Astor
Milwaukee WI USA 53202).
Pop perseveres on a split
from Bee Lee and Pony Up!, with
Please hold back your tears.
This is the last of it. This is the
end.
My genius can no longer
be wasted on entertaining   •
those less fortunate. I am no
longer a teen.
There are a number of
reasons that I've decided
to quit writing this column.
First of all, I cannot tolerate
being edited. If you will refer
to last month's edition of
this hippie publication, you
will notice in the ninth line
of the second paragraph,
the hobo clowns decided'to
remove the apostrophe in the
eighth word of that line. That
apostrophe was part of my
art, part of my being, part of
Trioxidism.    p
I've decided to devote
my life to Trioxidism. The
Trioxids understand that I am
a genius and editing is for fat
babies. I do what they tell
me, and they have told me
to quit. I no longer have the
time. I no longer have the five
minutes.
I wouTd like to take this
time to thank the people that
have helped me understand
my true beauty.
Extra extra super extra
special thanks to Tom Verlaine
(you're the one. Molasses
Nutsack Popsicle!), Bryan
Adams (friends forever. Sweet
Daddy), Kurt Cobain (see
you after Trioxideath), Mop
and. Pop, my personal trainer
(sorry. I forget your name),
my ex-publicist (I cannot
mention his name for legal
purposes). Das Carcass,
Stephane Marais (make-up),
Guido Palau (hair). Miuccia
and Manolo (wardrobe).
BRYCEDUNN
the Aussie heartbreaker (Claire
Danes, call me!), crooning to
the Modest Mouse hit "Float
On", even flubbing it mid-song
(cheeky bugger), and French
Canada's answer to The All Girl
Summer Fun Band setting their
sexual exploits to song with "I
Heard You Got Action" (cheeky
gals!) (Dim Mak/Ten Fingers
Records, P.O. Box 348 Hollywood
CAUSA 90078).
Speaking of French
Canada, Montreal's Arcade Fire
are not some horribly named,
let's-pick-two-words-out-of-the-
dfetipnary-to-sound-cool emo
band, but thankfully instead an
impressive cross between the
pop-noir of The Dears, and the
boom-chik-boom-chik of The
Stills on "Neighbourhood #1".
The b-side is a quirky 1940's
big band tune written by the
grandfather of the guitarist,
dedicated to his wife. They also
get best design of the month,
with cool hand-drawn, silkscreened covers and a sticker
shaped like a feather. (Merge
Records, P.O. Box 12235 Chapel
Hill NC USA 27514).
And my last thirty-eight
words are dedicated to Les Savy
Fav: with rockin' good news/
they step inside Madonna's
shoes/"The Sweat Descends"
won't give you the blues/hit up
Cold Crush Records/and that's
it dudes! D
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CHRISTA MIN
S.F. Albini (sound), Glaceau
(water), EXPN (attitude), Bell
Mobility, Yonex, Safeco, Frito-
Lay, Titleist, Minox, Matchless,
and the double power trios,
S. Melcosky, J. Gradin, and D.
CatheralL and Miko Hoffman,
Barbara Andersen, and
Lyndsay Sung.
My true life begins
now. I wiH be writing an
autobiography and I will be
recording. I might also be
pregnant with either Andy
or Leonard Cohen's child. I
forget which one. If you wish
to contact me, please do so.
I will not respond.
Trioxidists! Unite and/
or dissolve! The Trioxidist
Movement is now! The time is
nowl D
FREE STUFF YOU QUITE
OBVIOUSLY DESIRE
Apparently we're dispensing shwag again this month: The Hives' new CD,
Tyrannosaurus Hives, including a "three button set" (their words, not ours), and
the new Sparta CD, Porcelain, and a button (not porcelain, sad really).
Last time we were so overwhelmed with Shreddies box tops with all y'all
telegraphing your desires for Cure paraphenalia, that we created a bubble
economy of boxtops with prices reaching as-high as $400 a top, which is,
frankly, ridiculous.
This time, in order to preserve the stabiBty of the breakfast cereal
market, we've opted for a fairer, and more reasonable method of free
stuff distribution.
So... send us a polaroid of you! Weaing clothes please.
Or, send us an email with the word "polaroid" in the subject heading,
containing a picture of you. We can be reached at discorder@club.
ams.ubc.ca
That is all.
Two people will get CDs and buttons.
Will one of them be you?
Red Cat Records
4307 Mam St.
New & Used CD's & Vlityl
ph. 708-9422 * email hfidclya rcdc.it .ea Wlwhfaift
So You Wanna Be a Rock A Roll Star
By Jacob Slichter
Broadway Books
In thfcfrkeable memoir, Semisonic drummer
Jacob Slichter recounts the band's
microsecond of fame and their continuous
struggle with the major label system. For
those of you who don't remember Semisonic,
they're the Minnesota three-piece responsible
for "Ctosing Time", the song played at the
end of every high school dance in 1998.
Normally, I couldn't care less about a one-hit-
wonder band that reminds me of tenth grade
and that Now/2 album. But this book isn't
about Semisonic so much as the recording
industry itself.
Slichter reveals a number of disturbing
truths about the way major labels and
corporate radio function. He describes the
many ways major labels can screw you over,
the shady monetary relationship between
big labels and mainstream radio, and the
narrow focus of the top 40 game. (Evidently,
the wild experimentalism of Semisonic's non-
"Closing Time" material just didn't fit in to any
of commercial radio's diverse genres.)
Slichter is equally clearsighted when it
comes to his own shortcomings. His charming
lack of ego is the most surprising thing about
the book, which starts off with our narrator,
32 years-old and unable to write a song to
save his life, moving to Minnesota to pursue
his blurry dream of becoming a rock star. He's
hopelessly unfashionable, a bit awkward,
and more interested in soul and funk than
cool indie bands. He doesn't spend much
time in rock clubs until he starts touring with
two younger, cooler, more experienced
guys as Semisonic. Then he spends most of
his time fighting off panic attacks of stage.
Disappointingly, his writing is much like his
drumming: competent, but not brilliant.
After reading about all his insecurities as a
musician, you want him to be a great writer.
He's not. But he is willing to reveal himself
honestly, which for some takes more courage
than playing stadiums.
KatSiddle
Take a Tin of Tuna
By Joie Warner
Chronicle Books
When I'm short on dosh, and too lazy to
buy food that expires, I eat tuna. And I'm
not talking about sashimi. Between the
summer I spent making six-dollar lattes for
minimum wage and the time I returned from
Europe with no money, I have become well
acquainted with that most white-trash of
canned fish.
Joie Warner's tuna cookbook is not meant
for the poor or lazy. Her selection of recipes
takes this humble standby out of the bombshelter and into the kitchen proper, turning it
into one of those meats that, given the right
seasoning, goes with everything. Truly, tuna is
the chicken of the seal
It is nice to see some recipes that depart
from the usual poor/lazy tuna fare, but
overall, I wasn't greatly impressed with this
book. For one thing, Warner insists on using
tuna packed in olive oil, which I couldn't find
anywhere. Many of the recipes, as you may
have guessed, are heavy on the oil, and
when bacon is required, specifically call for
Oscar Meyer. If you're going to do the whole
product-placement thing, you might as well
pick a decent brand! Guess tuna just can't
leave its white trash roots behind. The book
did have good photos, though, and a handy
"table of equivalent measures" that I've
looked at more than anything else.
Kat
Krazy A Ignatz In "A Kat a'Ult with Song." The
Complete Kat (Comics 1937-1932
By George Herriman
Fantagraphics Books
This is the greatest comic you've never heard
of. At least that's the verdict from the cult
fans of George Herriman's comic strip from
the early part of the last century. Featuring
the gender-ambiguous, black Krazy Kat and
his Jewish nemesis Ignatz Mouse, Herriman's
cartoon series takes on the social, sexual,
racial and technological issues of the day as
subtlety or explicitly as he could at the time.
Cartooning was in its infancy in the early
1900s, and Krazy Kat was groundbreaking not
only in its art, but also in its depth of layered,
hidden meaning and allusion to the issues
of the day. In fact, on first scan the cartoons
seem to have little point, and on the surface
can be easily dismissed as the noodlings of
a bored artist. It takes some time to let the
layers of meaning begin to sink in, to begin
to appreciate the nuances of the stories and
the true relationships of the characters.
George Herriman was apparently of
Creole descent, born in New Orleans in
1880. This was shortly after the official end
of slavery in the south, but no doubt much
of it remained in practice, so Herriman's
family moved to L.A. when George was 10.
Of course his "coloured" background would
fuel much of the undertones in Krazy Kat, and
Herriman played with Krazy" s race, mostly
black, but sometimes ambiguously white to
suit a particular commentary. Krazy's foe
was the mouse Ignatz, who on the surface
was solely intent on thrashing the Kat with
whatever brick was at hand, and tossing
bricks at Krazy would become Ignatz's
signature pastime. In fact many of the comic
panels were devoted to the endless devious
ways the clever Mouse would find to attack
Krazy, and in Herriman's surreal world, happy-
go-lucky Krazy found Ignatz's brick-tossing
as a sign of the Mouse's love and affection
for him. And that's just the surface cat-and-
mouse-in-reverse game Herriman played with
in his comics. Each cartoon panel is a mini
work of art unto itself, with the ever-changing
landscapes of the Arizona desert in Coconino
County serving as flavourful background for
Krazy's Kapers. Herriman was also a master
of the use of language, and Krazy would
often burst out in tong sentences of patois-
flavoured alliteration, which are pretty jarring
at first, but like everything in Krazy Kat, you
need to live with the comic for a while to let it
actually sink in.
Krazy Kat was published in Randolph
Hearst's newspapers from 1913 to 1944,
and it was due to Hearst's direct influence
that the papers ran the comic at all. In a
testament to Krazy's cult popularity, Samuel
L. Jackson apparently wears a Krazy Kat t-
shirt in Pulp Fiction. It surprised me to find out
how many Krazy Kat compilations exist—this
one is devoted purely to 1931-32 and has the
distinction of bearing Chris Ware's (Jimmy
Corrigan) cover design. -Inside, the cartoon
art is dense and detailed, a sign of the
times that takes some getting used to, but
the book is immaculately put together by
Fantagraphics in Seertfte. If like me you're
new to Krazyftat in particular, and early
1900s cartoons in general, it may be better
to start with a book devoted to the earlier
incarnations of Krazy as a starting point, but
this book won't disappoint if you have any
interest in Krazy Kat at all.
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My New York Diary
By Julie Doucet
Drawn & Quarterly
Maybe you recognize her name from the
Le Tigre song "Hot Topic." Or you've read
her underground comic. Dirty Plotte. Or you
don't know her at all. It's no matter—the
reprinting of this classic gives you a chance to
discover the most compelling graphic novel
you'll read this year. Dense, R. Crumb-esque
visuals illustrate her social/sexual/romamtic
misadventures, all of which Doucet recounts
with shocking honesty. While literary critics
might disagree, in my humble opinion MNYD
ranks up there with Camus' L'Etranger, and
Suskind's Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
Seriously, it's so good that I don't even-know
what to say about it. Thus, I have decided to
let the art speak for itself:
Susy Webb DiSCORDER,    AUGUST'04
The Basement Sweets are: Kevin Scofield (drums), Daphrle Lo/cke
(vocals/keyboard/bass) and Jesse Cullen (vocals/guitar)l I smoke
with the band recently. We didn't have lunch, but I did tqke/the 99
B-Line to get there.
DiSCORDER: You Just released a new CD, Faffs Apart. Are you happy
with how it turned out?
Jesse: Yeah, although it's quite different from how we imagined
it would sound. We had to rush it so there are some things that
we wish we could do over but really, you could just go on forever
tinkering and re-recording and end up sucking the life out of the
songs. One of our favorite songs was left off completely because
right before the CD went to press we realized that the recording just
didn't have the right sound and feeling as it did when we played
it live. I think we're mostly happy that we survived the recording
process and are still talking fo each other.
Kevin: We didn't have a lot of time or money, so you do what you
can.
And the CD Is doing quite well at CITR, the DJs seem to love It. It was
#4 on the charts last week I think.
Kevin: It means a lot to have CiTR playing it so much, especially in a
town like Vancouver that's notorious for it's apathy towards music.
Most of Vancouver reminds me of music mags like Magnet, where
they're spending so much effort talking about bands/musicians
who've been doing the same thing for 10 years as opposed to
focusing on what's happening now. It's hilarious when you pick up a
music mag and Guided By Voices, Sebadoh, or Superchunk are on
the cover. Don't get me wrong, I like those bands and have lots of
their records, but can we please move forward.
Jesse: Yes, thank god there's a self-respecting radio station left
where the DJs still take bribes. We love CiTR! You guys were also
What is the history ofthefc
DaplmejJJr^jalwaTsdisagree on the history of the band.
Well, when Daphne moved to Vancouver she called me up
and told me I was going to play guitar in a band with her. I was like.
Daphne, where were you from originally?
Daphne: From Ontario. I came out here to go to school. I knew Jesse
from... well, we went to high schools nearby so I'd actually seen
Jesse play in a couple bands when I was a teenager. When I came
out here I didn't know so many people—I knew some people from
home, and one of the people I contacted was Jesse. And I decided
I wanted to learn to play bass. I'm still learning. [Laughs] What's
next?
Jesse: Then we met Jeremy, our first dcummer, and we started
getting together jamming and fooBng around with stuff out at UBC.
Daphne: We practiced and played in the common room. When I
was in the grad program at UBC I met Jeremy Todds and we started
practicing in the common room because there's a drum kit there.
We started for fun; we didn't know what we were going to end up
doing. But we stuck with it.' That was three years ago?
Jesse: Yeah, about three years. And we just kept fooling around and
then all of a sudden we got all these songs and we were like, "What
should we do?" We should play some shows or do what other bands
do.
Where did you play your first gig?
Daphne: It was at El Cocal.
Jesse: This Latin American restaurant on Commercial Drive where
anyone can basically play a show there if you want to.
Daphne: We packed the place though, because I think our friends
were so fascinated by the fact that we made a band and they
were really curious about what it could possibly sound like.
Jesse: We made good money on that show too.
Daphne: And then Jeremy became more career focused. And he
decided that playing in a rock 'n' roll band eventually wasn't what
he wanted to do. So he left us, for a year we didn'i play very much.
I was playing in another band and we were sort of Jin limbo because
we didn't have a drummer.
I heard that wasa.
>sted ads in personals. It was quiteJhe gamble because
we didn't know what kind of freaks we'd find. And we found Kevin.
Kevin: I moved here from Victoria after playing in some bands and
couldn't find anyone to play with. So I sort of took the desperate  .
route and put some ads in, and was just plagued with phone calls
because of the lack of drummers in town. And it was all either really
bad or stuff that was good but not what I was into. And Wen Jesse
called me, and I listened to some online stuff they have and I kind of
liked it,.so...
Daphne: Kind of liked it. He thought "I can improve this." [Laughs]
Kevin: No, on first impression it's hard to tell. You don't hear
something for the first time and then all of a sudden you're in love
with it. Anyways, I went to their show and actually had to convince
them that I wasn't a stalker. We went for about half an hour of
talking before they realized who I was, even though I told them I
was coming.
Daphne: I thought it was some weirdo who wanted to talk to us.
But it was really funny because Kevin approached Jesse and then
came up to me and said, "I really need to talk to you." I was like,
"Oookaaay."
Lastly, why does everyone seem to say that Jesse reminds them of
someone they knew?
Kevin: I don't know why Jesse looks familiar to people. Does he get
that a lot? I've heard the Don McKellar resemblance 'from people
before.
Daphne: I don't understand the "Jesse looks like someone else"
reference. I've heard that from other people too. I think it's
nonsense. Jesse's like Jesse. I think that most of the similarities I've
heard are a stretch to say the least.
Jesse: Everyone with a big nose looks the same.
The Basement Sweets' new CD. Falls Apart, is available at your finer
local record shops. Visit thebasementsweets.com. although the
dam thing is under construction. For the time being check them
out at newmusiccanada.com. or at live at the Railway Club August
25. D 0-
BUM GALLERY:
COMMUNITY ART IS'
THE NEW DOTCOM!
BY SUSY WEBB
L
Everyone knows who Bill Gates is. Yeah, yeah, you're saying, that
dweeby rich guy who started Microsoft. SFW? Well, what you don't
know is where he got the seed capital to begin designing personal
computer software way back in 1975. Most people think he had
a supportive family or something, but theytBf,wrong. That's just a
story his PR people made up later on so he wouldn't embarrass
them. Young Bill Gates got his start by running a cafe/performance
space, turning over massive profits by hosting experimental modern
dance while serving vegetarian tapas and rare Indian tea blends.
Yuriko Iga, director of the BBm Gallery located at 600-23 West
Pender Street, is well on her way to similar fame and fortune. Iga
graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1995, and
moved here in 2002. When her favorite venues shut down (namely -
the Sugar Refinery and the Blinding Light — RIP), she thought
"maybe I should just make a place for other people to come to."
Sounds simple, doesn't it?
Blim is self-consciously different from the standard art gallery.
According to Iga," I'm trying to have an 'artless' gallery as
much as possible, while still having a lot of creativity going on,
but not being so concerned about the final product being a
means to sell." She sees her space as a "DIY centre," rather than
a traditional gallery, which primarily exhibits art for sale. Along
with visual exhibitions, the gallery hosts unusual events such as the
screenprinting Workshop every Wednesday, and the Art Market on
the third Saturday of every month.
Blim Gallery is a venue for aural as as well as visual art. The
space hosted Friday night's Secret Radio, and is visited regularly
by touring acts that might not fit in too well at the Brickyard or
the Cobalt. Recently, Blim has hosted Montreal's Vitaminsforyou
(lntro_Version Records) along with Ghislain Poirier and Montag,
Vancouver's own Circlesquare (labelmate to The Rapture on
Output Records), and Secret Mommy. In selecting artists, Iga strives
to curate music that is unusual and experimental, pushing the
borders both technically and aesthetically.
Historically, Blim is the natural progression from Iga's first
venue: Kisaten, a cafe/gallery she ran in Calgary. The space was
a platform for graduating art & design students, and also hosted a
weekly audiovisual event called Squibb. In Iga's words, "I felt artist-
VtJJBcefatres had too much red tape to get a show, so we created
a space where artists could show their work. Squibb was a weekly
venue of experimental music, where we would have rotating artists
and musicians collaborating randomly on different projects. I would
get one artist to do the visual component of each night, and a
musician to do the musical portion." At Blim, most music events are
accompanied by a visual component, created either by Iga herself
(under the pseudonym "BunnySoldier"), or another local artist. At
laptop shows, the atmosphere is one of respectful concentration;
Iga aims to have all attention on the performer, "like a movie
theatre except for sound." Of course, the welcoming Yellow Room
is open for conversation and socializing.
Yuriko has a long-standing collaboration with Calgary
collective The United Congress. Fronted by artists Richard
Farand and White-Field Senate, the collective curates a unique
gallery in Calgary, the Office, q/Woot square wljSefejw space
in a prominent shopping district. White-Field (wbdffiq&ORe of
the coolest names ever) uses the spac^tspjfwork in, creating a
:'-€»rfB«BOus performancesf3roject. Richard Farand is currently living
in Vancouver, and shares studio space with Iga. Together, they
executed Blim's unique layout and design, and continue to inspire
each other creatively.
DiSCORDER magazine attended the screenprinting
workshop — you know, for purely journalistic purposes. There the
gallery allows participants to use silk screening, heat transfer, and
print gpcco (a Japanese full-colour printing process) materials for
the measly price of $5 per hour (!). Iga describes the concept of
the Workshop: "It's like one of those paint-your-own-pottery places,
except cooler." She facilitated the process with practiced ease,
demystifying the process with casual grace. With Iga's help, our
work reached rare levels of pioneering artistry; for example, glow-in-
the-dark t-shirts featuring Steve Urkel.
The Workshop is a place for artists, designers, and laypersons
to use equipment they don't have themselves. Creations made at
the Workshop, as well as other local, hand-crafted items such as
jewellery and ceramics, are available for sale at the Art Market. Iga
describes this event as "a platform for young designers to expose
fftelFstuff. and get their things out there. It's for people who, for
whatever reason, aren't ready to go to the stores right away. We
try to steer away from traditional craft market items," highlighting
pieces that are a bit more challenging and innovative.
Future plans for Blim include opening up the Workshop
-enHcept to musicans as well: having an AV studio available for
rental. There will be screenings of underground and obscure.film
("Flim"), as well as more performative events. This unusual space
does things that no other gallery in town does, and is worth
exploring and exploiting.
Who among you is so crass as not to miss those delightful little
laptop shows at the Sugar Refinery? Who doesn't have a cherished
image that, despite hours of scouring Main Street, will never appear
on your beloved boyfriend's boxer shorts? Who isn't absolutely
dying to make their own full-colour Christmas cards using Japanese
pfiri^mdking technology?!
For Iga, "It's most important to draw people, because it is a
weird concept, it's not normal in any way." Bill Gates said exactly
the same thing about personal computers way back when. And
look where he is todayl Better to get on track with Blim now. The
IPO could happen any day, and close connections with Yuriko Iga
may be the only way to know exactly when to offload your stock.
The August 7* weekend wHI be a big one for Btm. On the Saturday*
local Julian Fane (on London's Mu Records) wi* be playing along with
Cat Pants. Sunday win see Growing (Kranky Records) joined by Sinoia
Caves and Lose*. CI be there—just look for the glowing Steve Urkel. The
place can be hard to find but is worth the search—it's m the penthouse
of the old BC Electric building, on the NE comer across from Tinseltown.
To register for the Workshop, emailbSmbSm@telus.net. niSCORDER,    AUGUST'04
When Fake Cops came out with their debut EP (now available as a
split 12" with Black Rice) Absolutely your Credit is Excellent, but in a
Certain Way we also Need Cash, it was more than just their name
and the album's cheeky title that turned heads. This Calgary four-
piece.beats you bloody with their unusual blend of art-punk vibes,
sledgehammer riffs, and abstract lyrics, along with a Devo-esque
electro feel that leaves you wondering "WTF is going on?" Certain
CiTR members have been swooning for Fake Cops, prophesizing
their explosion, stunned by a sound that hasn't been heard from
these parts in...well, ever.
DiSCORDER: Now, to get us started, usually, if I research a
band and I use New Music Canada, It disappoints. But I
used it for you guys and your top Ave influences were,
well, quite revealing as to the nature of Fake Cops.
Number One... do you remember what you listed as
number one?
Ian: Uh... [pauses] Makeup? James Brown? I can't
remember! Devo?
Actually, I would have guessed Devo. But it was
Suprematisml
Ooh, that's right, yes!
I didn't know what it was...
So you looked it up?
'Course I didl I was scared it was a
military "ism" and thought, goddamn,
those Calgary peoplel But I got a quote
from Kazimir Malevich from 1913...
Yes! The founder of Suprematisml
Yes. And he said, "Suprematism is the
rediscovery of pure art that. In the course
of time, had become obscured by the
accumulation of things.'" Now, how do
you think that applies to Fake Cops?
[Laughs] Well, I think it applies pretty
closely. We're all content with trying to
make as much music as we possibly can
and follow as close as possible to our
dream of doing this.
Your second listed influence, and I
wrote a giant question mark beside It,
is "Magic Brain".      0 ^^1.,
[Laughs] If you don't get Magic Brain
or don't know about the Magic
Brain phenomenon, it's difficult to
explain. Magic Brain is a funk band
from Montreal... sort of a hippie
funk band. There's not much of a
reference to them on the internet
but keep an eye open for them.
They're sort of our Eastern soul
mates. Sort of bongo driven,
Volkswagen driving...
That's not really how I picture
Fake Cops, at all. AT ALU
[Laughing] They're kind of our
mirror image. The dark mirror!
You guys are bizarro Magic Brain)
We're the reverse, I think. The evil twin.
The third influence was Jean Dubuffet. I found
quote from him from 1951: "Personally, I believe
very much in values of savagery; I mean: instinct,
passion, mood, violence, madness." Now, you know
how bands sometimes have labels describing the band
on their CD? You should have had this quote on your label!
Yeah, you know what? I might steal that idea, actuaHyl That's pretty
good. That sort of describes the visceral, animal quality that comes
across live. Mj*sC.-"<^
Jean Dubuffet was anti-art and anti-culture, the art-brut thing. Is
Fake Cops closer to that? 0
WeU that's why I'm reludtjjnt to be put us under the art-rock sort of
thing. In a lot of ways I feel like we're too heavy handed, too crude.
I feel like we sort of stomp over everything. When we play shows with ?
other bands I feel like we obliterate everything. Kind of an anti-art...
sort of, "bring in fhe tanks" kind of thing.
I And that I can't compare you to anyone and be fully accurate.
Thank youl
I've heard you guys be described as a "mental earthquake" In a
live review, and I feel like that's the most accurate. What do you -
think?
Well, I can appreciate that. Sometimes I feelJike I've experienced a
bit of a 7.5 playing in this band, and I've definitely
seen that affect on
Well, now you have to list them for me.
/Discusses with Brooker Buckingham (bass and vox)]
Um, Booker suggests the cauldron full of hot oil. I like the Roman
tortoise, where they all bond together and put the shields on their
heads...
That's not medievall
Booker says the Trebuchet.
So, how do these apply to you?
[silence for several moments]•
Wow, I'm gonna have to reach pretty far for this one. I
think we can compare it to some aspects of our song
writing technique. Sort of 'fortification under siege'.
Honestly, I wouldn't want to divulge anymore
of our arcane song writing processes than
that. They're pure bevel. We fight every
song out. It's like we're hammering it out
like blacksmiths.
[Both laughing] My God. It sounds sort
of... barbaric! Maybe it's related to
influence #5, "red wine".
Yes, definitely related!
I have io ask: is red wine allowed in '
Calgary? Do they sell it?
{ Only in sparkBng version. You have
I to get it in coolers. Barbarians!
I heard something happened
with the real cops at your last
show in Vancouver?
The so-called "real cops" showed
up and busted our Underwear Farm
Did they say anything about your band
name?
Weil, whenever possible, I try to avoid tellinc
them. I was actually arrested four month
ago because I looked like somebody
else. It was a case of pure mistaken
identity, where I was wearing the sar
outfit as somebody else, walking three,
blocks from the scene of the crime..
And they held me up for an hour
in the cruiser and when they finally
asked the name of the band. I said
Magic Brain!
What were you wearing?
It was winter so I was wearing a toque
and a brown parka and black jeans...
A ski mask...
(Laughing] A metal brassiere! J could
hear over the radio: "suspect has black
toque, brown parka, black jeans"... my
god. I was dhty two blocks from the jam
space. For my atbi, they called Jordan,
the guitarist in the band. And I spared
you the experience of talking to Jordan
because he talks very, very slowly.
So the cop called him, and asked,   .
"Was-tan just over at your house?" and
Jordan's saying, (long pauses between
the words] "...Weil...that depends..." And
the whole Hkne. I'm just watching the back
of the cop's neck go red, and I was just Bee,
' "Jordan, get to the point, pleeeeeeease!" The
cop was getting more and more frustrated, but
eventually Jordan admitted that yes, I was there.
Ht^MaaZarinkamar
That's a great story.
Vancouver?
Tentatively August 2nd.
. when is your next show in
people who are trying to dance to us.
Which we fully appreciate! Full kudos to those who try. We should
hand out medals.
Influence No. 4: "medieval military strategies"! Never thought this
would come back and bite you In the ass, did you?!
I've been waiting for this interview!
I'M be there, dancing. Or attempting to!
In a metal brassiere! D In  the
1940*s, Malcolm Lowry penned his novel
Under the Volcano while living in a squatters shack
at the water's edge in Dollarton, BC. The spot was called
Whey-ah-Wichen, "facing the wind" and is now know as Cates
Park. The park has been a gathering place for 3,000 years: the
Tsleil-Waututh First Nation used it as their summer camp, and
thousands of hippies gathered there in the '70s for music and
arts festivals. Some twenty years later, the Under the Volcano
festival would begin there, named in respect for the counterculture heritage of the site, and the long history of artists,
squatters, and First Nations using the forested land.
On Sunday August 8lh, the park will host the 15,h annual
Under the Volcano, bringing together 8,000 people in a noncorporate cultural event to celebrate art, music and progressive
politics. Fifteen years ago, the first UTV event brought in 300
people. As Meegan Maultsaid, a long-term participant in the
UTV collective says, "We must be doing something right."
Along with Meegan, I talked with Irwin Odstindie, the
festival's founder, and asked them how it all began. In 1988
Irwin helped to start a non-profit society called Youth Art Works,
opening up youth-run arts centres in North Vancouver and
Gastown. They soon, discovered that gig production fees were
exorbitant, and organised an outdoor protest gig to demand
better access to community spaces. Irwin saw how easy it was
to organise an outdoor gig, and made the move to formalize
this into an outdoor youth music festival in a park.
The UTV collective chooses a theme each year and builds
a focus around pertinent campaigns and movements. Some
previous themes have been 'Cultures Of Resistance' (where
they highlighted The Black Panther Party and activists from the
Navajo Nation); 'Rhyme & Resist' (political hip hop); 'Fight To
Win!' (fighting the Liberal agenda). With this year's theme of
'Illegal', the festival's artists and speakers will address issues
of illegal occupations, both in Canada and internationally,
focusing on detention and deportation, the history of US
"interventions", and post-9/11 security culture.
Meegan tells me that each year they make a wish list of
speakers and musicians that they would like to involve. "We
do a lot of research to find underground/political artists. We
listen to what people from different communities suggest, And
we also take submissions, though we rarely choose bands that
way. Since a lot of us in the collective are also active in the
local and national music scene, we tend to do year-round work
to track down interesting artists. We also have a mandate to
make sure the roster is diverse and represents a lot of different
communities. We don't just program what we want to see, but
VELLE JAMES
what we know will create a
balanced festival."
You   won't   find   UTV
selling out and turning into a
leftist Lollapalooza. "Cultural resistance comes
in many forms", says Irwin Oostindie, "and a community must
support and nurture these resources. CiTR, Coop Radio 102.7 FM,
www.resist.ca, magazines like Covert Action Quarterly, and films
like The Corporation keep us sane and informed. With House
of Blues and Ticketmaster virtually strangling live music in North
American cities, people have a choice to build and support
parallel structures for information and culture. It is always hoped
that some crew is going to check out the Festival and say, hey,
let's do that in Surrey, or let's get together and start printing
10,000 copies of our own newspaper."
"Eighty-five years ago," he continues, "Vancouver had ten
daily newspapers, of which four were communist or anarchist.
Today CanWest Global controls the news. OK, so we know it,
let's fucking get on with it. As long as there is corporate control
of these sources of information and shareholders who want
escalating profits we don't need to cry about it. We just need
to build a parallel structure where working class people—
basically anyone who works for a boss—have some accessible
alternatives. It's not the mass media's job to question the elite,
it's our job to let people know why to shut off the TV, reject the
sexism of The Georgia Straight and The Nerve, and do shit that's
healthy for our minds and souls."
Belladonna, the MC from Toronto's Dope Poet's society,
sent samples of her work to Meegan as soon as she heard about
the festival. "I think it's important for artists interested in social,
change to interact with and reaffirm each other's work as well
as to share and gain new perspectives across the country." She
hopes that, in addition to sore feet from plenty of dancing, her
audience will leave with a sense that their opinions, thoughts
and actions do have an impact. "I want the audience to walk
away talking," she says, "even if they're talking about how
much they hate me. The point is to open a dialogue, generate
ideas, seek solutions."
For Belladonna, this year's theme is a strong concept.
"Illegal for me is synonymous with undesirable or disapproved.
The term 'illegal alien' comes to mind. The concept of lawfulness
is determined by those in power for the greater good of their class
and their general interests. I arfi illegal in that I am undesirable to
the current power structure. I think about the strict application
of       laws
governing       marijuana
use, immigration or something
as simple as smoking in bars. Then
I think about the inadequacy of our laws governing domestic
violence, child sex crimes, police brutality. All of these things.are
designed to maintain the current power struggle and disregard
things which affect the powerless. I hold myself accountable
solely to the ultimate law of compassion that makes me lawless
in the eyes of the conventional legal system."
Paul, from CyberRaj, who mix traditional Indian sounds
with break-beats, isn't quite as clear how he fits into the theme.
"One thing I do understand though, is when I travel abroad
to DJ or play, I get the sense that because I'm a permanent
resident I could easily be thought of as 'Illegal' even though I
have lived in Vancouver for over 20 years."
"Festivals like Volcano are the most important festivals
there are," says Jay from Chilliwack punk band New World
on Fire. "Especially as big business interests continue to wage
a marketing war to overtake and sell anything that seems
.'alternative.' Without festivals like Under the Volcano offering
the art and artists that they do, minus the corporate sponsorship,
nobody would know anything except the $10 dollar Warped
Tour lemonade, and branded billboard punk rock bands... it
would be a sad state of affairs."
Malcolm Lowry received many rejections while trying
to get Under the Volcano published. In January of 1946, the
discouraged but determined Lowry wrote to his publisher about
the book: "The novel can be read simply as a story which you
can skip if you want. It can be read as a story you will get more
out of if you don' t skip. It can be regarded as a kind of symphony,
or in another way as a kind of opera—or even a horse opera. It
is hot music, a poem, a song, a comedy, a farce, and so forth.
It is superficial, profound, entertaining, and boring, according
to taste. It is a prophecy, a political warning, a cryptogram, a
preposterous movie."
I think he'd be pleased to come back to the site of his
former squat and see that 8,000 people were celebrating
illegalities under the name of his work. D
For tuff listings of artists and events go to
http://users.reslst.ca/-volcano/lndex.html DiSCORDER,    AUGUST
the nana roster:
YOUR GUIDE TO THE
nannn recording club
by David Barclay
 I...O II I is not a record latjel. It's a recording club.
This is the first thing you need to know.
When speaking, OULO is pronounced as "blocks".
This is the secohfl thing you will heed to know. The
I I t1 I i staff produce, record, release, distribute and
promote records alongside the^an%tsrwho"takeTarr	
active role in the entire process. The club combines
elements of jioJLgrrl, bike punk, posi-core, academia
and regionaKsm, and centres on the slogan "Don't Try,
Do!" Whether Mill is a cause or a consequence
of Toronto's recent muskj explosion is disputable,
. although it's certain that in the last year alone, the club
has released some of the most exciting recordings in
Canada. "'
The Blocks!!!Toronto!!!Compilation!l! sampler clearly
illustrates the I J.LJLJ philosophy. The disc comes in box-
topped cardboard packaging that proclaims "Torpnto .'j
is great!" One look at the trackwt makes it obvious that
there is no single I i I i I sound) The tone skips along the
gentle pop minimalism of The Phonemes, through the
bizarre Russian dance rock of Lenin I Shumov to the mid j
90's posi-rap stylings of Ninja High School.
The Barcelona Pavilion
The recording dub's flagship group brings a lethal mix of academics, straight talking and
aggressive partying. Armed with a laptop, bass guitar and equal parts gang vocals and call and
response^e^memsnhe^aTeilona Pavilion questions the hierarchy of performanceand music. One of
their cited influences is the serriioIdgisfTstuaier ot signs and symbols) Ronald Barthes, who proposed that
semiology was a element of linguistics rather than the more intuitive inverse. Uh, yeah. In the Barcelona
Pavilion's case, the proposition casts performance as part of the music with dancing, yelling and
having fun as integral components.
Despite the group's love of high-academicism, their message comes across loud and clear. Such
W5cTSliisr1T:T6w~ATe TouTeqplejGoing to Have Funif Norje of You People Ever Participate? and^TidyJ
Up Tidy Up" are focused to the point of preaching. Although the first comments on general scene
attitudes and the second discusses the banality of putting away the rice cooker when you' re finished
with it, both songs are essentially about the same thing: Stop thinking and talking. It is much better to
go ahead and do it.
With the attitudes of academia and simplicity freely mixing over catchy party music, the
Barcelona Pavilion have achieved several accolades including' a John Peel session, a spot on the
Rough Trade's Counter Culture 2003 compilation and the undying love of Carl Wilson (not the Beach
Boy but rather the Globe and Mall music correspondent).
LesMouches li^P;^
This distinctive act is based around"ttrersongrof OwerrPalfet, a strings player with an impressive
resume. He has played with Jim Gutherie, The Hidden Cameras, Gentleman Reg, Royal City, Picastro
andothers;-Although Les Mouches is dramatically different from these groups that practically define a
southern Ontario regionalism, it would be more appropriate to think of the music as a tangent rather
than a new idea altogether. In two releases, Les Mouches covers the grounds of "Panic Folk'V'Avant-
Folk" where temporal qualities are put before everything else, including melodic content and form.
However, unlike contemporaries such as Xiu Xiu, Les Mouches weaves strong guitar playing, strings and
horn arrangements Into distinctly Canadian country and western elements.
j   Hank featuring The Hank Collective
1   HdVne-recorded and cfunkanly fun. Hank's music is everything Vou*would Impact from a young
British immigrant: disgruntled and snobbish yet excessively friendly. Hank (not nil real name) has
accrued a surrounding group of vocalists and like minded shameless partiers to form his eponymous
collective. This has resulted in live shows featuring slideshows, backdrops and fine shout along versions.
of their hit "I Do Not Like Getting lucked Over by my Friends", the lead track from their first CD "Danes  i
In Peril" is a true summer anthem full of guitar-jangle and a fatally contagious chorus sung with Hank's
more-than-pleasant old world accent. D
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013 Ninja High School - "We Win!" rjfTEP
012 Hank feat. The Hank Collective "How to
Prosper in the Coming Bad Years" £d
011 Hank Feat. The Hank Collective "AckiW
Venning '91" CD
010 Lias Mouche "You're Worth! More to me
than 1,000 Christians" CD
009 Bob Wiseman "It's True" CD
008 B|.OCKS!!!TORONTO!!!COMPILATION!!! CD
007 Animalmohster "Mighty Magnificence"
CD-REP
006 L£s Mouches "Blood Orgy" EP
005 The Blankket "Songs of Love" CD-R slrjgle
004 The Barcelona Pavilion "It's..." EP
003 The Phonemes CD
002 Mafias "Sucks" Cassette
001 The Barcelona PavHion EP ' wmifimot
Agent Orange
S.T.R.E.E.T.S.
Use Excessives
JakUzi
June 20
Hie Brickyard
Jak uzi were terrible, but I liked
them a lot. The Excessives were
afco terrible, and I didn't like them
at all. it seemed like Jak Uzi was
for reat and The Excessives were
for fake. Don't get angry, I barely
understand it myself.
I hadn't seen S.T.R.E.E.T.S. in a
long time because I just got out of
jail. They looked fatter. No, I'm just
pulling your dong. I just wish they
were fatter. S.T.R.E.E.T.S. would
be way cooler if they were fat.
They'd also sound better if the
one guy ditched the SG. Is there
a point to playing guitars without
sir*gle-coils? I don't think so, unless
that's all you got.
Agent Orange were neat,
but who are they kidding? Blood
doesn't stain, nothing is grey, and
The Offspring are way better.
Sorry, that's another killer joke. I
can't stop.
Christa Min ^§|»*|
Bullfrog feat. Kid Koala
Crash
Vancouver Int'l Jazz Festival
June 25
Commodore Ballroom'
Bullfrog has been recognized
as one of the best live bands
around, and openers Crash
featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith are
locally loved musicians, Dr. Lonnie
Smith apparently being named
1969's top organist by Down Beat
Magazine. True to expectations,
Crash and the Doctor set grooves
that got the best (and worst)
of the dancers moving in the
Commodore, shuffling feet to
classics such as "Who Dat?" And
"Yo Mama Ain't So Hot".
For years, I've heard tales
of the craziness that is a Bullfrog
concert, so I was sure I was
selling myself up for a letdown.
What Pd expected to be a high
energy funk/dance fest, ended
up being a half funk, half soul
concert, whose main saviour for
me was the presence of Eric San
(Kid Koala), even though it was
somewhat frustrating seeing him
held down by a band.
The presence of Kid Koala
seemed to be both a blessing
and a curse for the new Bullfrog,
since much of the recognition of
the band now rests with him. Even
sti, guitarist/singer/songwriter
Mark Robertson made it clear
that "he's known as Eric San in
this band".
Though the        sold-out
Commodore crowd was still
able to dance away the night
(even slow dancing on several
numbers), and the music was
excellent, there was an air of
disappointment regarding the
absence of their MC (I heard
several strangers questioning his
whereabouts). Furthermore, as the
night moved on, talking amongst
the concertgoers drowned out
the music more and more, and
the lack of an encore felt like fhe
final blow to an evening that felt
underappreciated as a result of
overexpectation.
Soren Brothers
Calexico
Lhasa
Vancouver Inf I Jazz Festival
June 28
Commodore Ballroom
If my first night of the Vancouver
International Jazz Festival was
one of the more disappointing
concerts I've ever been to, my
second night of the Jazz Festival
ranked among the best concerts
of my life. Having never heard of
the opener Lhasa, I was pleasantly
surpised by a mysterious singer
who seemed to have an equal,
if not stronger following present
than the headliners did. Falling
somewhere near Edith Piaf or
Cesaria Evora in both style and
presence, Lhasa de Sela put on an
entirely passionate performance
that spanned emotions- from
pure joy to humiliation to sorrow,
which felt like a breath of fresh air
after seeing so many live drwfer
who flmit themselves to either the
"too cool for emotions" scene,
or the "angry" scene (of course
with a few notable exceptions).
And besides, how good must
an opener be to have her own
sizeable encore?
After seeing Calexico at
Richard's during the band's last
visit to Vancouver, I admit that I
was somewhat apprehensive as
to how they'd deal with the larger
Commodore, but all I can say is
that Calexjco have it. Leaving
out the limited, chunky visuals of
- their Jest concert here, Calexico
brought out theirmariachi-inspired
art rockin full, beautiful form, and
I'm simply at a loss of words to
describe the spectacular details
that they can attain, without
compromising a fuMy loud, rock
sound (or vice versa, for that
matter). Ever versatile, Calexico
also switch up styles and songs
just enough to keep the attention
high for everyone present. I
can't  say  much  more  about
Calexico,   except  that   they're
fast  becoming  one  the  best,
well-rounded live and recorded
bands out there today.
Soren Brothers
Gomez
Wil
July 16
Commodore Ballroom
Despite the derailment of
Lollapolooza, and losing tour-
mates The Thrills and the
Polyphonic Spree, Gomez made
the best of the situation and
decided that Vancouver was
worth the trip. Fans had been
waiting for their latest Gomez fix
since the February show. Tonight,
perhaps Gomez met their musical
soul mate in Wil, the Canadian
opener of the night. Not knowing
what to expect, Wil played an
amazing set of roots rock. It was
hard to keep your eyes off of
him... for various reasons. [Ed: So
was he hot or what?]
Gomez or go home. That
was the attitude of the many diehard fans in attendance. There
wasn't much banter during the
set except when singer Tom Gray
urged the crowd to sing louden
early on, he said that he wanted
the "whole room dancing". And
they did. They sure did.
After Gomez ended their
set, the guys at the front of the
stage spared no time in bowing
down with arms stretched out
in a "we're not worthy" gesture
of appreciation. I was in full
agreement: Gomez is not an
acquired taste. Kind of like heroin
or kissing: one taste and you're
hooked for life.
Emity Khong
Suicide Girls Burlesque Show
Grand Buffet
The Gossip
July 14
Mesa Luna
This was a night of man* Jests, Vd
never seen The Gossip before,
and was tipsy with delight at the
notion, and I'd never been to a
Burlesque show either, and was
somewhat curious.
We arrived to the sold-out
show just in time, and were
flabbergasted at the weirdest
array of people ever seen
mingling together. There were
the lesbians, the goths, the
punks, some "Mack's Leather"
types, some uptown kids on their
way to The Plaza, some barely-
legal-trucker-hat kids, some very
normal looking people, and
uh, us [RLA Editor's note: But we
totally represented, if you know
what I'm saying.]
The Gossip began their set
with tiny front lady Beth Ditto
describing their fears of playing a
19+ show, as they usually rock it
out with the kids. And I can see
their point. While more than just
my small group of friends were
dancing, if it had been an all-
ages show, the crowd would
be bouncing off the walls. Or
maybe it was just that crowd in
particular? Whatever it was, they
were just as brilliant, just as riff tastic
as I thought they would be. [Onty
one song from That's Not What I
Heard?! Come on, peoplelll]
The highlight of their too-
short set was the closing song,
the epic "Light, Light Sleep" from
Movement. Beth held her own,
solidly belting out the high and low
notes, transcending the simple
range we hear in most garage
songs. Nathan (guitar) and Kathy
(drums) were just as awe-inspiring,
tight and cohesive.
None of us had heard of the
second band, and none of us
knew what to expect. Two guys
walked on stage. One looked like
a bizarro Spike Jones, wearing
an intense, angry look and a t-
shirt with a giant picture of hands
praying. [To be exact, I believe
the shirt read "It's me again,
LORD.] The other, much larger
gentleman was wearing a jersey
and a trucker hat bearing the
legend of Jack Daniefe Behind
them was a poster of [a giant
CORONA bottle, with "ICE COLD"
written beside it], to which they
frequently refered and revered
during their set.
They began rapping, the
first song about the kind of
people who were going to hell,
interspersed with props to "Jesus
Christ, our Lord and Saviour". Then,
they took a three minute break
between songs for seemingly
homophobic ranting. We looked
back and forth at each other in
utter disbelief and aggravation.
But as they went on, it
became clear that these nerdy,
homophobic and womanizing
Evangelist rappers were not quite
what they seemed. First clue: the
religious banter became Satanic.
Second clue: they mentioned
that they opened for Wesley Willis
a year ago. Finally, what made
the whole show worthwhile: the
lyrics got funnier and funnier.
Soon we were laughing our asses
off, a friend of mine murmuring
repeatedly, "Genius!"
But apparently, not everyone
got it right away. One woman
got so mad that she stopped
them and tore the mike away.
Practically foaming at the
mouth, she yelled that they were
assholes, [white supremacists] and
homophobes and a thousand
other exclamations, ending
with "get off the stage!" They
humoured her for a second, then
stopped to explain, "You see,
there's this thing called IRONY.
And a thing called SARCASM. And
something called HUMOR." [This is
after the one dude responded
to her criticism by pulling a tiny
Gumby figurine out of his pocket
and screaming about how much
Gumby rules.) Genius!
Finally, by midnight, the
Suicide Girls' burlesque show
began. The most humorous thing,
at least for Kim and I, was that this
was the worst possible venue for a
burlesque show. The only people
who saw anything, to the huge .
dismay of the crowd on their
tippy toes, were the people in the
front row and the people viewing
the show from the top restaurant
area. So perhaps mercifully, from
our stools we could only see to
[above] their chests.
It was bad. Really bad. I
expected it to be somewhat
classier, but it was basically
gothic looking girls doing cheap
skits and pseudo lesbian brushing
against one another. Some
classic songs like "Mrs. Robinson"
were ruined for me, and Kim now
shudders when looking at two of
her preferred films. Reservoir Dogs
and The Graduate [seriously...
a girl with a stuffed g-string and
a bad dye job DOES NOT equal
a nineteen year old Dustin
Hoffman... not even in a hilarious
way].
We left as quickly as possible,
with AC/DC's Thunderstruck in
the background. Thankfully,
The Gossip are coming again in
August, without a bad burlesque
show in tow.
Parmida Zarinkamar
[Kimberley Day]
27th   Annual   Vancouver    Folk
Music Festival
July 17
Jericho Beach Park
Hip young urbanites are always
surprised when I recommend
attending Folk Fest. But those
that go soon realize it's not just
a festival for old folkies. Hip-hop,
electronica and spoken word
round out the acts to capture
the allegiance of young festival-
goers.
There's not much I like more
than dancing on grass with
sunny skies and ocean vistas. As I
quelled my urge to bust out inept
belly dancing moves to the Turkish
rhythms of the bendir drummers
accompanying Mercan Dede
(DJing as Arkin Aden), I noticed
a 60ish woman sensibly covered
from head to toe in white getting
into the groove, while to my right,
an 18ish girl dressed in early '90s
Cure-wear bounced around. The
only downer was when Dede
attempted to transport us from
Turkey to Ibiza with saccharine
highs.
Mexico City's Los de Abajo
(Those from Below), picked up the
pace, getting the crowd dancing
to their zestful horn-spiked mix of
ska, cha cha, merengue and
more.
Beats of another kind were
provided   by   War   Party,    an
Aboriginal hip-hop group from
Alberta who. rapped about
some of the problems facing First
Nations people, particularly those
living on reserves. Rex Smallboy
the group's creator, provided
the most powerful delivery,
whereas Lady Cynthia Nicotine-
Smallboy's stylings needed a
little more oomph. However, with
their crucial themes and catchy
phrases, war Party could mature
into a truly noteworthy act.
Kinnie Starr is already fabulous.
She captivated us with her too-
true rhymes about artists struggling
to pursue their vocations without
material gain, "We work, strive,
push ahead in our lives." Twice I
saw her perform the groovy "Red
x," which starts with First Nations
women chanting, and moves on
to Starr rapping in English, French
and Spanish, with the woman-
warrior chorus: "You can knock
me down, put me in my place. I
will stay on the ground, ground is
a good place."
The accordion-wielding Geoff
Berner got everyone laughing
with his unflinching ditty outlining
actions of the Vancouver
police, such as "The Vancouver
police jailed a human rights
lawyer because they thought
he might have a pie / Well he
must be a pretty dangerous
guy," concluding "This leads
me to believe something might
be wrong with the Vancouver
police."
Wordsmiths Mike McGee,
Barbara Adler and Shane Koyczan
had everyone appreciating their
insecurities at a spoken word
session. The strange Al Mader did
a stream of consciousness thing
with his hockey Stick.double bass.
This is just a brief sampling of what
I saw in 10 hours. I recommend
you see for yourself next year.
Cheryl Rossi
Reverend Horton Heat
The Forty Fives
July 17
Commodore Ballroom
After a high energy but so-loud-
nothing-was-intelligible set by
openers The Forty Fives, the man
we all came to see came out:
the good, the great, the freaking
awesome Reverend Horton
Heat. Here to rock us with his
retro rockabilly sounds and punk
attitude, the Rev. blasted away
with a loud, pounding set
showcasing all the wicked
musicianship of Heat bassist Jimbo
Wallace, and Scott Chirulla.
All your favorites were
featured, and a few surprising
rarely heard gems, as when
Heat started out his encore with
"Where In the Hell Did You Go
With My Toothbrush?"—one
of my personal favorites. And
the Reverend also delivered a
sermon explaining his vision for
a world with less bullshit crowd
rapport, encouraging everyone
to start replying to the old
standby     "How    y'all    doing DiSCORDER,    AUGUST'04
tonight?" with a resounding "Fuck
you!" Amen to that.
Vampyra Draculea
Scissor Sisters
The Fitness
July 21
Richards on Richards
I wish I could say I remember
more from this night. I remember
this show was beyond sold-out
and the crowd was eager to drink
and dance. Maybe too eager in
my case. I took notes but I can't
frickin' read them. Oh well - here
goes...
My new favourite band,
Seattle's The Fitness opened up,
kicking it off with "Phone Sex,"
which can only be described
as mah... velous! Last time I saw
them, my friend thought they
were saying "with a cauliflower"
rather than "a calling card".
Ahahqha!!! Singers Tom and
Bree thrusted at and basically
grinded each other and it was so
cute. I love Bree's Brit-sounding,
cigarette-pouty' vocals over top
of the bouncing Nintendo-ish
beats and noises encouraged by
Adam and Rebekah. 10 dance
party tunes, including a Motley
Crue cover, and they were done.
"Gianni V" and "Chauffer" have
dominated my mental soundtrack
for the last few days. Sigh... Did I
mention that The Fitness are my
new favourite band?
The Scissor Sisters are already
scheduled for a September show.
Better be ready for that! I felt like
I was at a Bee Gees show during
their prime. These New Yorkers
got the harmonies, the beats and
they dress all flashy: basically,
they gots it all. You definitely have
to go to the show unless you're
able to disco in your room... by
yourself. Personally, I just can't.
They opened with "Take Your
Mama Out" and I know they did
"Mary" and "Tits on the Radio" but
the rest is a colourful blur. Singers
Jake Shears and Ana Matronlc
parried it up on stage. Oh, and
they covered "Comfortably
Numb!'! Thanks to Jason from N.Z.
who reminded me that Pink Floyd
did that originally! Haha.
I love shows like this where
you'd feel dumb and out of
place if you're not dancing. And
you wouldn't feel out of place
in purple sequins! You only wish
you'd been here.
Natalie Vermeer
Sonic Youth
Wolf Eyes
July 13th
Commodore Ballroom
Part A - by Susy
To me, a good band channels
divine energy, bringing god down
to the rest of us. Michigan's Wolf
Eyes did the exact opposite: their
noise experimentalism was an
exercise in pure evil. My sister and
I clutched each other in horror,
staying put only out of devotion to
Sonic Youth. We quivered in aural
agony, bathed in blue light and
surrounded by pretentious hipsters
(badly) faking enjoyment. These
dudes should stop playing shows
and keep their music confined to
dank crawl-spaces.and sell it to
the makers of horror films, which
I wiB not watch.
Part B- by Duncan
Sonic Youth is still Sonic Youth and
even though I found their latest
release, Sonic Nurse, a bit boring,
I was looking forward to seeing
them again. They started the show
with an extended version of "I
Love Golden Blue," which kicked
off a very Sonic Nurse-heavy set. In
fact, other than "Schizophrenia,"
"Bull In The Heather" and "I Love
Her All the Time," all of the songs
(as far as I could tell) were from
their latest album. For a band
that's been around for more
than two decades, that's a bit
disappointing. [Yo, Duncan, the
encore was "PCH" from )987's
Sister and "Making the Nature
Scene" from 1983's Confusion is
Sex. - Susy]
Aside from the song selection,
the energy of the show seemed a
bit lacking. Maybe it was the early
start, maybe it was the potency
of the local marijuana supply
[maybe if was the evil energy
created by Wolf Eyes - Susy], but
the band wasn't as energetic as
they were a couple of years ago.
Thurston in particular seemed a
bit out of it (maybe that's why
Kim sang three quarters of the
songs).
On the upside, their live show is
still better than most bands'. And
their stage design, featuring five
giant lightboxes, was pretty cool.
I guess I just expected too much.
Duncan McHugh & Susy Webb
III
Hint Hint iliifJil
July 25
Sonar
Vancouver's most fashionable
were soiling themselves with
excitement at the news of that
band that plays that one rad song
they hear at Shine Friday nights
and the Marble Arch Saturday
nights playing LIVE at SONAR!
Black polka dot dresses and
vintage pink heels were the attire
of choice for many, as Sunday
night in Vancouver featured an
event worth going to.
The first band to play to the
decked out crowd were frequent
Vancouver visitors Hint Hint.
Though   rumours   highly  favour
the band, their performance
was no more than decent, as
— aside from the drummer
and keyboardist — the energy
was low and the music wasn't
anything remarkable. The
vocalist made up for the
absence of an instrument by
playing up a "bad boy" image,
spitting on the stage, defiantly
pulling the mic stand around,
and sporting a generally angry
facial expression. He pulled out
• the big guns about halfway
through the set, taking" his glass
and throwing it to the floor of
the stage. The glass landed right
on his foot, but he didn't even
flinch!! Now that's what I call
rock 'n' roll.
Smashing glasses became
a bit of a theme at the hot and
potently odorous Sonar, and
it was finally done right once
III took the stage. The band's
singer, Nic Offer—sporting a
recently cultivated mane of
curly hair—didn't even warm
up, he just hit the stage and
immediately began dancing
harder and faster than I'd
thought possible. The dancing
j was highly contagious, and
as Nic went from one person
to the next, in the front row
and elsewhere, dance mania
spread throughout the crowd.
He even attempted to pay the
too-big-to-be-natural muscle-
clad bouncer american dollars
to dance, but the bouncer stood
his ground and refused, only to
be compensated by a generous
Nic, who rubbed his arse all over
that bouncer until he couldn't rub
no more.,
II! played song after song with
minimal banter and maximum
song extensions. They maintained
an amazingly high level of energy
despite dancing themselves into
a frenzy and thrusting their hips
into many an unsuspecting face.
The true glass-smashing finally
occured when Nic climbed onto
a speaker and showed up Mr. Hint
Hint by throwing his glass down
and smashing it into smitherines,
showering the crowd with lethal
shards that thankfully missed
everyone's eyes.
The night was ended with
an intense, sped-up "Me and
Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard";
followed by "lntensify".!!!,claiming
to have played every song in
their current repertoire, left with
no encore, but such a great show
left no room for disappointment.
Besides, any more time spent
in the disgusting heat of Sonar
would have inevitably brought
about the death of many... and
we can't stand to lose the young
and beautiful, right?
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Authority Zero
Andiamo
(Lava)
How fitting that Arizona's Authority Zero release
their second full-length just in time for summer—
under the blazing sun and the clear blue sky, it
feels right at home.
The record starts off with a few melodic
tracks which attempt fo reel in the mainstream
crowd, but this disc is far more varied than these
songs would have you believe. AZ offers a palette
of summer-y styles ranging from SoCal and surf
to ska, mariachi, and street punk (there's even a
hardcore breakdown thrown in at the end of "A
Thousand Years of War")-. And somehow, it mostly
works: the album maintains consistency without
"confining itself to any particular genre. .
Andiamo's packaging and presentation
suggest a theme of revolution, but that idea is
just part of a larger thematic subtext. The lyrics
deal in large part with feelings of oppression
and helplessness. Eventually, a message of self-
empowerment emerges, expressing the positive
impact that you can have through your own
actions. Lines like "You want a revolution? /
You've got to make a difference on your own,"
and "Want a brighter day? / I believe that you'll
find a way," help to hammer this point home.
Even ignoring any of that, the tunes are solid
in themselves. Sublime-influenced "Madman"
is danceable, "Society's Sequence" will please
any Pennywise fan, and "Chili Con Crudo" is a
south-of-the-border instrumental chillout. While
"PCH-82" is a mediocre finale, the fun bonus track .
makes adequate amends.
Andiamo is a logical growth from Authority
Zero's debut, A Passage In Time, that sees the
band diversifying and expanding their scope.
Crank this disc up while you can — soon it'll be
out of season.
Simon Foreman
Landing
(K Records)
Sphere has the feeling of a good night's rest,
full of dreams that probably mean something,
but are just beyond comprehension. Like My
Bloody Valentine or more recently the Mean Red
Spiders, Landing concentrate on the subliminal
aspects of musical beauty. Unlike these other,
bands, however. Landing has embraced a more
expansive, atmospheric sound over the wall of
noise. This leads to. compositions that sometimes
sound like background noise and feedback
with a natural, flowing rhythm, repeating ghostly
vocals, and very few (if any) pawses..Without any
drastic changes of pace or texture, this can make
for a difficult listen if you're looking for your latest
work-out or party album, but can be perfect for q
Sunday walk in the rain, or a long, relaxing drive.
Soren Bros
Nectarine No. 9
f Love Total Destruction
(Beggar's Banquet Records)
Remember the track that ran over and over
again in the elevator ride up to the dentist's
office? The guy who crafted that fuzzy,
"monotonous tune disappeared years ago when
his creation was replaced by a looped Tina Turner
cassette, but, to the delight of waiting-room
receptionists everywhere, he has mysteriously
turned up in Glasgow. .
Trusting that any public that gives the
thumbs up to hi-tops would welcome the sweet
sound of recycled guitar, he slipped in a few
of his tedious tracks on the latest Nectarine
No. 9 release. Everyone in Scotland had been
distracted while Franz Ferdinand faced off with
Belle and Sebastian in a heady pub brawl, so
the change went completely unnoticed. The
Nectarine No. 9 were far too busy lovingly
cutting-and-pasting their cute DIY album
cover and tapping out their esoteric stream-
of-consciousness manifestos on attic-dusty
typewriters to care about the quality of their
album.
Treading the line between quirky and
uninspired, their sprawling lyrics cover the few
decent tracks that survived. The vocals are bright
and poppy, which is surprising, considering the
constant themes of war and pencils. Here the
vocals trade off in moaning backgrounds and
cutting nasal barks to make a catchy impression,
although the melody lines and cheery guitars are
predictably repetitive. Not even fusedwordforce-
dpsychedelic names can make this easy-listening
apocalypse memorable, as half of the songs are
so boring they actually delete time. In fact, I
seem to black out for each of these instrumental
tracks, and when I come to, my apartment is
trashed.  I love total destruction, indeed.
Joceline Andersen
Secret Mommy
Hawaii 5.0
(Ache Records)
So Vancouver isn't Olympia. So Vancouver isn't
Portland. SO FUCKING WHAT? Do they have
mountains? No. Do they have the ocean?
No. You know what else they don't have?
Andy Dixon. From d.b.s. to The Red Light Sting
to Ache Records to The Chemistry Design to
Secret Mommy, this naughty little North Van
native has been kickin' out the jams (uh, yeah)
in our city since the tender age of 12. Secret
Mommy's latest EP is an electronic ode to the
Hawaiian holiday, featuring samples ranging
from steel drums to ice in a blender to Andy's
family exploring a pineapple forest. Squelchy,
Matmos-esque beats pull it together into a joyous
summertime record, perfect to blare from your
car enroute to lakes, beaches, hikes, picnics, or
any combination of the above. Another thing"
about Olympia and Portland: while they may be
rad, they're in AMERICA. Although so is Hawaii,
and it's pretty nice there, as one would gather
from listening to this delightful album. Look out for
a feature on Andy and his work next month.
Susy Webb
John Smith
Plnky's Laundromat
(Peanuts & Com Records)
Local heads better know what time it is at the
mention of John Smith, because homeboy is
simply dope on the mic. On Pinky's Laundromat,
JS represents North End, Winnipeg to the fullest, th
nearly every song, there's some clever reference
to the green sticky icky. There is even a funny
skit about a North End grow-op recently busted
by the cops. The solid beats, produced and
recorded by McEnroe here in Vancouver, remind
one of quality underground beats from '95-'96.
The recording keeps a crisp digital quality but
retains the ruggedness of dirty loops recorded
directly on to cassette tapes, and there are
no filler beats. Show some love and support for
Canadian hip hop by picking up this CD.
Frank Liao
Chris Stamey
Travels In the South
(Yep Roc Records)
Ken Strlngfellow
Soft Commands
(Yep Roc Records)
"Daddy, who are Chris Stamey and Ken
Stringfellow?"
"Well Bobby, they were the creative forces
behind the dB's and the Posies."
"Who were the dB's and the Posies?"
"They were two of the most underrated pop
groups in rock. Both were strongly influenced by
another underrated pop group. Big Star."
"Why were they underrated Dad?"
"Well son, in the music business having some
of the smartest, catchiest songs around just can't
guarantee a hit."
"If those groups were so good why aren't
Mr. Stamey and Mr. Stringfellow making music
with them?"
"You see Bobby, sometimes commercial
failure can exacerbate tensions already existing
amongst band members.   Other times, people
just like to step out and experiment with different
sounds and styles."
"Will these men finally be famous Dad?"
"Not likely, Bobby. Solo projects like
these rarely bring in new fans. It's really just the
diehards that will seek these records out."
"Is that because the records are bad?"
"No, it's the lack the energy and immediacy
that was present in their early work."
"Dad, I just have one more question: why
are you writing a review like this?"
"WeM son... if / wrote two separate reviews
that would take more time, and we all know how
lazy your father can be, right?"
Ian Gormety
-fiaJiAs &>\5 n
iSGORDER,    AUGUST'04
TOfei
Sunday 1
StinkMitt @ the Lick Club
Monday 2
Mecca Normal @ Cafe Deux
Soleil
The Rumours, The Witness
Protection Program, Hejira,
Fractal Pattern, Misunderstood,
Swingset Champion @ Mesa
Luna. All ages.
Tuesday 3
Misery Signals, Bury Your Dead,
Cry of the Afflicted, A Javelin
Reign, Sleeping Girl @ Mesa
Wednesday 4
Burning Brides @ Richard's on
Richards
The Notes From Underground,
Mongoose, Stars are Here @
Railway Club
Thursday 5
Thanksgiving, Y.A.C.H.T @ The
Astoria
The High Dials, Jets Overhead,
Novillaro @ The Media Club
Black Rice, WekWitness
Protection Program @ Mesa
Luna
Supersuckers @ Richard's
Friday 6
Critical Thinking hip hop crew @
Heritage Hall
Mount Eerie, Thanksgiving,
The Poison Dart, Laura Veirs,
Y.A.C.H.T., The Watery Graves,
Karl Blau @ Department of
Safety (Anacortes, WA)
Saturday 7
Pink Mountaintops CD release
.party with Destroyer, the Battles
@ Anza Club
Gordon B. Isnor, Jacqueline
Rendell @ El Cocal
Sunday 8
' The Under the Volcano Festival
■ of Arts and Social Change:
Aboubacar Camaro &
Doundounba, Euphrates, New
World on Fire, The All Purpose, The
Gossip, Dope Poet's Society @
Cates Park (North Van.)
. Monday 9
At Risk, In Your Face, Instride @  «
Video-in Studios
Tuesday 10
David Byrne @ Centre for
Performing Arts
Thursday 12
Video Kill (underground music
films/videos by mostly local
artists/filmmakers/bands,
including new works for Radio
Berlin, Black Mountain, They
Shoot Horses, Don't They?, The
Organ, P:ano, Bakelite, Channels
3 + 4, performances by Bakelite
and Primes)® Video-In Studios
They Might Be Giants @ Richard's
on Richards
The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
with Rich Hope @ the Media Club
Friday 13
Sebadoh @ Richard's on Richards
The Diskettes. Ashtray Boy @ The
Saturday 14
Bocephus King CD Release Party
@ The Media Club
The R.A.D.I.O., My Project: Blue,
The Weather, Gordon B. Isnor @
Butchershop floor
Sunday 15
Dickies @ The Brickyard
Tuesday 17
. The Wyrd Sisters @ St. James
Community Square
Wednesday 18
By Divine Right, The Waking Eyes
@ The Media Club
Thursday 19
The Organ @ Mesa Luna
Andy Stochansky, Motion
Soundtrack, Mark Petersen @
The Media Club
: Tj»Accident, totheteeth/
tothehilt, Channels 3+4, you
say party! we say die! @ The
Brickyard
Saturday 21
Leeroy Stagger, The Miniatures
. @ The Media Club
Aaron Booth, Alun Piggins, Ida
Neilsen @ The Butchershop
Gallery
Radio Berlin, Black Mountain,
The floor. Frog Eyes @ The
Brickyard
Monday 23
Black Dice, Animal Collective @
MesaLuna. All ages.
Tuesday 24
Aimee Mann @ Commodore
Sunday 29
Dear Nora, Cynthia Nelson, The
Diskettes @ Campoverde! Sux!
(2763 W. 7th)
VENUES
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3 w. 8th ave
604.876.7128
active pass records
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604.685.3922
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195 e. 26th ave
604.876.9408
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2096 commercial
604.254.1195
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3611 w. broadway
604.738.1959
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cobalt
917 main
604.764.punk
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518 w. pender
commodore
868 granville
604.739.7469
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1317 commercial
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604.685.7777
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540 seymour
the main
4210 main
604.709.8555
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marine club
573 homer
604.683.1720
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695 cambie
604.608.2871
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403 e. hastings
604.255.4301
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620 w. pender
604.682.3221
pub 340
340 cambie
604.602-0644
railway club
579 dunsmuir
604.681.1625
richard's
1036 richards
604.687.6794
sonar
66; water
604.683.6695
WISE hall
1882 adanac
604.254.5858
mesa luna
1926 w. broadway
604.733.5862
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604.872.8337
AUGUST CHARTS
ARTIST
ALBUM
LABEL
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Shake If You Got It
Touch and Go
03 ORGAN*
04 TIJUANA BIBLES*
Grab That Gun
Fists Of Fury
M  :
05 PINK MOUNTAINTOPS
06 A.C.NEWMAN*
S/t
The Blue Curtain    |
07  SIXTOO*
Chewing On Glass And Other
Miracle Cures
Ninja Tune
Wll^pUlC 7*
Let It Die
EnHtMbilly Caiente
Mint
Bacteria Buffet
' pefinitive Jux
C 10  BARRYMORES*
11   RJD2
All Nighters
Since We Last Spoke
12  REVEREND HORTON HEAT
T3 iiM®eQi&$&*A
t Revival   **
Hotel Morgen
Yep.Roc
Domino
Indie
Union 2! 12
Merge
14 BTU's
15 FRENETICS*
l6&§JpS>J©t1GH TO KNOW BETTER:
•*V*1m8s#of M^GEJKlslSfe;
s/T
yGrey Veins to The Parking Lot
Various ArtfiBs-^S
17 FORTY FIVES
18 CHAMPION/ALBERTA*;
.l«;i^%|rBJ*S/TViEJ>OWNERTRIC
High Life High Volume
The Silk Purse
Yep Roc
Indie
Customs
First Narrows
Moneyshot
Kranky
21 BELLE AND SEBASTLAlM
22 FEMINISTS*
25  BLACK DICE      •
26" TRACY At^l^T^tleS^i |
27|^P^ERJytGtJl^TAtlREVERIB*
29 FANCEY* •
30 HIGH DIAii*
. Books [EP]
anything you can do
Rough Trade.
Indie
Not So Much To Be. Loved As To Love
Creature Comforts
Culture For Pigeoq    •
Sanctuary
DFA
Troubleman Unlimited
1 Pretty Ltttle;Lightning P£^P jF?
Bee Hives
„ Constellation
Arts and CrqJ^^^Q
Fancey
Relds in Glass EP
March
Rainbow Quartz
^^^$^fM^>W
The Cover Up'
Blue Cathedral
Sub Pop
33 TRELIKS
34 BOOMBIP
35 NOUVELLE VAGUE
Mexican Road Movie
Corymb
Nouvelle Vague
Face Value
Lex
Peace Frog
AUGUST INDIE HEROES.
01 3 Cent Hero
02 Third Place Hero
• 03 Harmless Heroes
04 Wednesday Night Hero
05 Oppose the Hero
06 Synthetic Folk Hero,
07 The Unsung Heroes
08 Far From Heroes
09 All Purpose Voltage Heroes
10 Magical Glass Heroes
GRAVY FILLED FRENCH FRIES
J oimiM
SUNDAY
ARE YOU SERIOUS? MUSIC
9:00AM-12:00PM
All of time is measured by its art. This show presents the most recent new music from around
the world. Ears open.
THE ROCKERS SHOW
12:00PM-3:00PM
Reggae inna all styles and fashion.
BLOOD ON THE SADDLE att.
3:00PM-5:00PM
Real cowshit-caught-in-yer-boots country.
THE LEO RAMIREZ SHOW
3:00PM-5:00PM att.
The best mix of music, news, sports and commentary from around the local and international
Latin American communities.
CHIPS WITH EVERYTHING  all.
5:00PM-6:00PM
British pop music from all decades.
SAINT TROPEZ alt.
5:00PM-6:00PM
International pop (Japanese, French, Swedish,
British, US, etc.), 60s soundtracks and lounge.
Book your jet set holiday now!
QUEER FM
6:00PM-8:00PM
Dedicated to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transsexual communities of Vancouver. Lots of
human interest features, background on current issues, and great music.
RHYTHMSINDIA
8:00PM-10:00PM
Rhythmslndia features a wide range of music
from India, including popular music from Indian
movies from the 1930s to the present, classical
music, semi-classical music such as Ghazals and
Bhajans, and also Qawwalis, pop, and regional
language numbers.
TRANCENDANCE
10:00PM-12:00AM
Join us in practicing the ancient art of rising
above common thought and ideas as you host
DJ Smiley Mike lays down the latest trance cuts
to propel us into the domain of the mystic-al.
<francendance@hotmail.com>
THE SHOW
12:00AM-2:00AM
Cant sleep? Need to stay awake? Here is
the healthy alternative to caffiene....The
Mutha'uckin show is on!!! Join Hedspin, P,
Kutcorners and special guests as they deal
doses of hip hop and info of the urban scene in
Vancity. Guaranteed to keep that head nod-
din' to the early mornin'.
MONDAY
FILL-IN
&00AM- 8.-00AM
BREAKFAST WITH THE BROWNS
8:00AM-11:00AM
YxijSiyourite brovyn-sters, James and Peter, offer
a savoury blend of the famiyar and exotic in a
blend of aural deSghts!
DiSCORDER RADIO ONE alt.
11:00AM-12:00PM
Wanna hear the music that drives the Discorder
war machine? Suppliment your monthly reading with an aural dose of that super-some magazine from CiTR
MOSHPITEIQUETTE
11:0OAM-12:O0PM alt.
It's punk!
ALT. RADIO
12:00AM-1:00PM
Hosted by David B.
PARTS UNKNOWN
1:00PM-3:00PM
LISTEN TO CiTR
AT
#101.9 FM
\qr\
online at
www.citr.ca
Underground pop for.the minuses with the occasional interview with your host, Chris.
SANDBOX THEATRE
3:00PM-4:00PM
A show of radto drama orchestrated and hosted
by UBC students, featuring independent works
from local, ■ national, and international theatre groups. We welcome your involvement.
<sandboxtheatre@hotmail.com>
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
4:00PM-5:00PM
A chance for new CiTR DJs to flex'fheir musical
muscle. Surprises galore.
STRAIGHT TALK | ^||§£"
5:O0PM-6:O0PM
Join me- Dallas Brodie - for stimulating talk   ■
radio about local, national and international
issues. WHAT Y"p^*jjup:Bt^ir£w^|rf %
TALK: smart, infqrri|SJb«&,''current, provocative rodio WHATS^^^^pET: fence
'^sjjiFjn.; conspiracy theories, reflex anti^rnj^
canism, or fluff.
SONOFNITEDREEMSatt.
6KWPM-7:30PM
SOLARIZATION alt.
6:O0PM-6:3OPM
MY ASS att.
630PM-7:30PM
P&J§§!< Albini, 'n' me.
WIGFLUX RADIO
7:30PM-9tf»PM
Listen to Selecta Krystabelle for your reggae education.
THE JAZZ SHOW
9:0OPM-12:O0AM
Vancouver's bngest running prime time jazz program. Hosted by the ever-suave Gavin Walker.
Features at Tt$j(i as listed.
AWp^jfe^clofsic recording from tenor saxo-
^fjqn'e great Sonny RolBns, marking hisT^tuJti
from a two^ear sabbatical frqmipublic per-
fgtmnce. Amazing-Rolliifc'wtjft'his co-star
".Jjr^-f^^qrigCitar. Sublime Sounds frbbjCpgii
Bridge"
August 9."W«^Formulas from the Jazz y&mfm
fine working band led by trufrij^ter "Donald
Byrd and alto saxjipsnisf/composer Gigi
Gryce waj^grtqof the best Qf^MfJr\(^%
^es.'|ori|bftf their most rarest document, never
released in North America. Sperb, elegant
and swinging jazz.
August 16. Baritone saxophonist/composer
Gerry Mulligan Recorded with everyone
of note fr&inrfPaul Desmond, Stan G^Sjgfb
Thelonious*M*dnk, but one of his most rewarding collaborations was with the great Ellington
altoist Johnny Hodges. Wamth, swing and lyricism abound. |
August 23. One of the first exended perfo-
mances or the then new long playing recod
was this j^e^or!$^r£]^50 lsy the Duke
Ellington Orchestra. Extended pertormqjjjes
of Ellington standards never before put on a
record," Masterpieces by Ellington" is indeed
a masterpiece!
August 30."The Jazz Cruisaders" were one
of the best bands of the sixties, loved by
the people and ignored by the critics. They
■bjBcqme frustrated with the jazz categorisa-
^tj|&rannd became more commierical in the
seventies. Here they&urn and cook and
get funky in this live date recorded in 1968...
Joe Sample, Wilon Felder, 'Stix' Hooper and
Company are at their Jazzical Best Tonight!
VENGEANCE IS MINE
1Z-00AM-3.-00AM
Hosted by Trevor. It's punk rock, babyl Gone from
the charts but not from our hearts—thank fucking Christ.
PSYCHEDEUC AIRWAVES
3:00AM-6:30AM
DJ Christopher Schmidt also hosts Organix at
CITR BROADCASTS AT 640 WATTS 24 HOURS A DAY. TUNE US IN AT 101.9FM,
Club 23 (23 West Cordova) every Friday.
TUESDAY
PACIFIC PICKIN'
6:30AM-8:00AM
Bluegrass, old-time music and its derivatives with
Arthur and "The Lovely Andrea" Berman.
HIGHBRED VOICES alt.
8:0OAM-9:30AM
FILL-IN
8:00AM-9:30AM
THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM
9:30AM-11:30AM
Open your ears and prepare for a shockl A
harmless note may make you a fan! Hear
the menacing scourge that is Rock and Roll!
DeadPer than the most dangerous criminal!
<bominsixtyrine@lx>tmoicom>
UVE HERE, WORK EVERYWHERE, alt.
11:30AM- 12:00PM
CJLY - Kootenay Co-op Radio profiles 30 creative
enterprises in Nelson with markets and clients
worldwide.
MORNING AFTER SHOW alt.
11:30 AM-12:30PM
REEL TO REAL alt.
12:30PM-1:00PM
Movie reviews and criticism.
BEATUP RONIN
12:00PM-2:00PM
Where dead samurai can program music.
CIRCUIT TRACING
2:00PM-3:30PM
EN AVANT LA MUSIQUE oft.
3:30PM-4:30PM
«En Avant la musiqueln se concentre sur le
metissage des genres musicaux au sein d'une
francophonie ouverte 6 tous les courants. This
program focuses on cross-cultural music and
its influence on mostly Francophone musicians.
TANSI KIYAW att.
3:30PM-4:30PM
Tansi kiyaw? Is Michif-Cree (one of the Metis
languages) for "Hello, How are you?" and is a
monthly Indigenous music and spoken word
show. Hosted b June Scudeler (for those who
know me from other shows-I'm Metis!), the show
will feature music and spoken word as well as
events and news from Indian country and special guests. Contact me at jbcudel@ucalgary.ca
with news, even listings and ideas. Megwetchl
THE MEAT-EATING VEGAN
4:30PM-5:00PM
WENER'S BARBEQUE
5:OOPM-6:O0PM
Join the sports dept. for their coverage of the
T-Birds.
FLEXYOURHEAD
6:00PM-8:00PM
Up the punx, down the emo! Keepin' it real
since 1989, yo. flexyourhead.vancouverhardc
ore.com
SALARIO MINIMO
8:O0PM-1O:O0PM
THE LOVE DEN alt.
10:O0PM-12:O0AM
<toveden@hotmail.com>
ESCAPISM att.
10:00PM-12.00AM
es»cap»ism n: escape from the reafity or routine
of life by absorbing the mind in entertainment
or fantasy.
Host: DJ Satyricon.
<DJSatyricon@hotmail.com>
AURAL TENTACLES
12:O0AM-6:OOAM
It could be punk, ethno, global, trance, spoken
word, rock, the unusual and the weird, or it
could be something different. Hosted by DJ
WEDNESDAY
FILL-IN
6:00AM-7:00AM
SUBURBAN JUNGLE BACK ON
7:00AM-9K»AM
ENGAGING THE WORD?
9:00AM-10fl0AM
EXQUISITE CORPSE
10:00AM-11:30AM
ANOIZE
11:30AM-1:00PM
Luke Meat irritates a'nd educates through musical
deconstruction. Recommended for the strong.
THE SHAKE att.
1:O0PM-2.-O0PM
FOR THE RECORD alt.
1:00PM-2tf0PM
DEMOCRACY NOW
2:00PM-3:00PM
Independent news hosted by award-winning
joumassts Amy Goodman aiTct^ILrafeiGonzalez.
MOTORDADDY alt.
3:00PM-5:00PM
Cycte-riffic rawk and roll!
RUMBLETONE RADIO att.
3:00PM-5:00PM
Primitive, fuzzedout garage mayhem!
NECESSARY VOICES
Socio-poitical, environmental activist nerws|tf||
--'■.^^^fe^t^^^1 some mtja'c« l°°-
wyw^iecessaryvoices.org
<anecessaryvoices@telus.net>
AND SOMETIMES WHY att.
6:3OPM-8:O0PM
(Ftra'VJ'edB^kjy/of every monihf^|p|||
BLUE MONDAY at.
6:30PM-8KMPM
.\ft^a6wt^^Bl^^q^rtal-electronic^feJ^>-
goth prografeMl^Ctq^scJworl^a hosted by
Coreen.
PRIMAL     ^^^^TS
^^^^OOPMatt.
7A|f®^Ji|e3foTtnightly news magazine, hosted
by Maura Ingraham. www.primalradio.net
JUICEBOX
8:OOPM-9:O0PMatt.
Developing your relational and individual sexual
health, expressing diversity, celebrating queer-
ness and encouraging pleasure at all stages.
Sexuality educators Julia and Aftx will quench
your search for responsible, progressive sexuaity
over your 8fe spanl ^www.juiceboxraaTo^^^fei
^dOjsirojsicrf^ bluegrass,
^ogejr-songwriters, worldbeat, d}t$puntay, and
more. Not a mirage!.
<folkoasis@canada.com> , v. ;*
HAJNSJCLOSS' MISERY HOT»^':2
11.-0OPM-Z-O0AM
FIRST FLOOR SOUND SYSTEM
2:00AM-6:00AM
THURSDAY
FILL - IN
6:00AM-8:00AM
END OF THE WORLD NEWS
8:00AM-10:00AM
PLANET LOVETRON
10:00AM-11:30AM
Music inspired by Chocolate Thunder, Robert
Robot drops electro past and present,
hip hop and intergalaCtic funkmanship.
<rbotk>ve@yahoo.com>
FIRED UP
11:30AM-12:00PM
Ever told yourself "I can't even boil water, let
alone cook a chicken or stir-fry vegetables!" Let
Chef Marat show you the way to create easy
meals prepared in the comfort of your own
kitchen/bechelor pad or car. OK, maybe not
the car. "Wouldn't want to spill anything on the
upholstery.
UNPACK YOUR ADJECTIVES
12:00PM-1:00PM
STEVE AND MIKE
1:00PM -2:00PM
Crashing the boy's club in the pit. Hard and fast,
heavy and slow (punk and hardcore).
THE ONOMATOPOEIA SHOW
2:O0PM-3:OOPM
Comix comix comix. Oh yeah, and some music DiSCORDER.    AUGUST'04
CABLE 101.9FM OR LISTEN TO US ONLINE AT WWW.CITR.CA
RHYMES AND REASONS
3:OOPM-5:O0PM
DJ Knowone slaves over hot-multi-track to bring a
fresh continuous mix of fresh every week. Made
from scratch, samples and just a few drops of
fame. Our tables also have plethora of guest DJs,
performers, interviews, giveaways. Strong Bad and
the occasional public service announcements.
<eno_wonk@yahoo.ca>
LOCAL KIDS MAKE GOOD
5:OOPM-6:O0PM att.
Local Dave brings you local music of all sorts. The
program most Bkely to play your band!
PEDAL REVOLUTIONARY att.
5:00PM-6:00PM
Viva la Velorution! DJ Helmet Hair and Chainbreaker
Jane give you all the bike news and views
you need and even cruise around while doing itl
www.bikesexual.org
OUT FOR KICKS
6:00PM-7:30PM
Now in it's 15th and final year, your most reliable
source for Indie Pop. Thanks to all the regular fis-
teners over the years! Tune in for an entertaining
farewell tour.
ON AIR WITH GREASED HAIR
7:30PM-9:00PM
The best in roots, rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues
from 1942-1962 with your snappify-aftired host,
Gary Olsen.
<ripitup55@telus.net>
UVE FROM THUNDERBIRD RADIO HB1
9:00PM-11:00PM
Live From Thunderbird Radio Hell showcases local
talent... LIVE! Honestly, don't even ask about the
technical side of this. This month's listings are still
TBA, except for:
Aug 12-Ladie's Night
WORLD HEAT
11:0OPM-l :00AM
An old punk rock heart considers the oneness of all
things and presents music of worlds near and far.
Your host, the great Daryl-ani, seeks reassurance
via <woridheat@hotmail.com>.
LAUGH TRACKS
1:O0AM-2:O0AM
FILL-IN
2:00AM-6:00AM
FlULrlN^M^
6:00AM-8:00AM
CAUGHT IN THijjjiED,"^ *
8:00AM-10:00AM
Trowing the trash heap of over SO years' worth of
real rock. !o*. roll debris.
SKA-FS SCENE-IK DRIVEI
Kh00AM-12^ulM^^:
Email requests to: <djska_t@hotmail.com>
THESE ARE THE BREAKS
J2K)0fM-2:00PM
T^g'^q^h crate digger DJ Avi Shack mixes the
underground hip hop, old school classics and
I Oj^^M^^^^iJS
RADIO ZERO"Sr^^
2:00PM-3:3OPM
NARDWUAR THE HUMAN SERVIETTE PRESENTS.^.-§£?
3:30PM-5:00PM
CITR NEWS, SPORTS AND ARTS
S:00PM-6K)pB«j   {
A Volunteer-produced, student and community
newscast featuring news, sports and arts. Reports
by people like you- "Become the Media." To get
mvoJved^'visif^wwcitr.ca and dick "News Dept"
THE NORTHERN WISH
&00PM-7:30PM
AFRICAN RHYTHMS
David "Love" Jones brings you the best new and
old jazz, soul, Latin, samba, bossa and African
music from around the world.
www.africanrhythmsradio.com
HOMEBASS
9.-00PM-12.-00AM
Hosted by DJ Noah: techno but also some trance,
acid, tribal, etc. Guest DJs, interviews, retrospectives, giveaways, and more.
IUKE THE SCRIBBLES att.
12:00AM-2fl0AM   .;'.
THEANTIDOttaBfeS*1
12:00AM-2:00AM
THE VAMPIRE'S BALL       ■
2:00AM-6:00AM
Dark, sinister music of all genres to soothe the
Dragon's soul. Hosted by Drake.
SATURDAY
FILL-IN
6:O0AM-8:O0PM
THE SATURDAY EDGE
8:00AM-12:00PM
Studio guests, new releases, British comedy sketches, folk music calendar and ticket giveaways.
8AM-9AM: African/World roots. 9AM-12PM: Celtic
music and performances.
GENERATION ANNIHILATION
12:00PM-1:00PM
A fine mix of streetpunk and old school hardcore
backed by band interviews, guest speakers, and
social commentary.
www.sfreetpunkradio.com
<crashnburnradio@yahoo.ca>
POWERCHORD
1:00PM-3:00PM
Vancouver's only true metal show; local demo
tapes, imports, and other rarities. Gerald
Rattlehead, Dwain, and Metal Ron do the dam-
CODE BLUE
3:O0PM-5:0OPM
From backwoods delta low-down slide to urban
harp honks, blues, and blues roots with your'hosts
Jim, Andy and Paul.
ELECTROLUX HOUR
5:O0PM-6:O0PM
BATTLE ZONE
6:O0PM-7:O0PM
Each show will make you feel as though you're listening in on conversations between political insiders. As well, this guest and caler-driven programs its
guest from opposite ends of the corridor of public
argument against one, another in ho-holds barred
debate that takes you behind today's headlines.
SHADOW JUGGLERS
7:0OPM-9:O0PM
An exciting chow of Drum n' Bass with Dj's MP & Bias
, on the ones.and twos, plus gusts. Listen for givawas
everyweek. Keep feePn da beatz.
SYNAPTIC SANDWICH
9:00PM-1 1:00PM
PLUTONIAN NIGHTS
11:00PM-1:00AM
Cutting-edge, progressive organ music with resident Haitchc and various guest performers/DJs.
Bye-bye civilisafion, keep smiling blue, where's me
bloody anesthetic then?
http://plutonia.org
EARWAX
1:00AM-4:30AM
"noiz terror rm'ndfuck hardcore like punk/beatz drop
dem headz rock inna jungist mashup/distort da
source full force with needlz on wax/my chaos
runs rampant when I free da jazz..." Out.
REGGAE LINKUP
4:30AM-9:00AM
Hardcore dancehall reggae. Hosted by Sister B.
USTEN TO CITR 101.9 FMI IT'S A MEGA-TUBULAR
WAY TO MEET COOL BOYS AND/OR GIRLS!
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESiDAY       WEDNESDAY      THURSiDAY
FRiDAY
SATURiDAY
10
ii
12pm
Ycfe
2
3
4
5
6
9
10
11
12am
2
3
4
5
6
REGGAE LINKUP
(RG)
ARE YOU SERIOUS?
s^fflJSIC(EC)
ROCKERS
SHOW(RG)
THE LEO
RAMIREZ
SHOW (WO)
QUEER FM
(TK)
RHYTHMSINDIA
(WO)
TRANCENDANCE
mK2
THE SHOW
(HH)
BREAKFASTWITH
THE BROWNS
(EC)
ALT. RADIO (PO)
PARTS
UNKNOWN (PO)
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (EC)
WIGFLUX RADIO (RG)
THE JAZZ
SHOW
(JZ)
VENGEANCE
IS MINE)
(PU)
PSYCHEDELIC
AIRWAVES
(DC/EC)
PACIFIC PICKIN'
(RT)
THIRD TIMES
THE CHARM (RR)
BEATUP
RONIN
CIRCUIT TRACING
(DC/EC)
MEAT EATING VKAH(H
WENER'S BBQ (SP)
FLEX YOUR
HEAD(HC)
SALARIO MINIMO
(WO)
FLYTRAP
(EC)
ESCAPISM
M
AURAL
TENTACLES
(EC)
FILL-IN
SUBURBAN JUNGLE
(EC)
FILL-IN
EXQUISITE CORPSE (EX)
ANOIZE (NO)
DEMOCRACY NOW (TK)
RUMBLETONE
RADIO
(RR)
MOTORDADDY
(RR)
NECESSARY VOICES (TK)
FOLK OASIS (RT)
HANS KLOSS'
MISERY HOUR
(HK)
FIRST FLOOR
SOUNDSYSTEM
(EC)
END OF THE WORLD NEWS
(EC)
PLANET
LOVETRON (DC)
UNPACK YOUR ADJECTIVES (PO/RR)
STEVE & MIKE (HC)
THE ONOMATOPOEIA SHOW (TK)
RHYMES &
REASONS (HH)
OUT FOR KICKS
(PO)
ON AIR WITH
GREASED HAIR (RR)
LIVE FROM...
THUNDERBIRD HELL (LM)
WORLD HEAT
(W)
LAUGH TRACKS (TK)
CAUGHT IN
THE RED (RR)
SKATS
SCENIC DRIVE (SK)
THESE ARE THE
BREAKS (HH)
RADIO ZERO (EC)
NARDWUAR
PRESENTS (NW)
CiTR NEWS AND ARTS (TK)
THE NORTHERN WISH
(EC)
AFRICAN RHYTHMS
(WO)
HOMEBASS
(DC)
I LIKE THE
SCRIBBLES (EC)
THE VAMPIRE'S
Mt (EC)
THE
SATURDAY
EDGE(RT)
GENERATION ANNIHILATION (PU)
POWERCHORD
(MT)
CODE BLUE
(RT)
ELECTROLUX HOUR (EC)
BATTLE ZONE (TK)
SHADOW JUGGLERS
(DC)
SYNAPTIC SANDWICH
(DC/EC)
PLUTONIAN
NIGHTS (DC)
9
10
11
12pm
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12 AM
EARWAX
(HH/DC)
REGGAE UNKUP(RG)
DC=dance/eledronic • EC=eclectic vEX'
LMHiye music • LCHounge • MT=metal • NO-noi
'experimental • FR=French language • GI=goth/industrial • HC-hardcore • HH=hiphop • HK=Hans Kloss • JZ=jazz
ie . NW=Nardwuar • PO-pop • PU=punk • RG-reggae • RR-rock • RT-roots • SK=ska • SP=sports • TK=talk • WO=world Rei^roZul
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CAMERAS
Goddam CD
Returning witS sound that
this time go«|& beyond
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Sebastian, The Ma||||ic Fields
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homoerotic baroque pojf areanewjoislfr ■ Llebratjon of sen-
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technicolor live show, which resembles a 'gay-folk-church-
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atmosphere into the studio as tracks like 'Fear is On' and
'Music is My Boyfriend' build slowly only to climax into a
full on rave up folk-rock eruption! This is s-e-x-y!
CD 14.98
SUPER FURRY
ANIMALS
Phantom Phorce
2CD
th only 500 copies of thi
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:e floating around Canada,
we suggest you quickly get on the bai
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SAHARA
HOTNIGHTS
Kiss and Tell CD
had just
the world with the amaang recording
was suddenly in the"?{ast tene" and their
ig a great, rock'n'roll group was, quicker
than you can say "thejje girls are better than The Donnas,"
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wen>"1hfi "reat-thjflo* — blowing^^Bhit our North
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Go-Go's, The Cars and Television and it inspired us when it
came time to make the next record." Kiss & Tell really kicks
and it seems that the girls have had no problem with their
new found success. Maria tefis*BSrYou can't worry about
that stuff (fame), if you do, you might as well be doing
jgthing else. We just wanted to make a record that was
the last one. So we did."
CD
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COMETS
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riffs. Rocks like Scorpions "Top of the BIO" without cliche.
. Rolls like Creedence's "Pagan Baby" without stint or moderation. Julian Cope. (Thanks to Lord Julian.)
CD 16.98
Aseptic, cleansing
imilarfoisocial life,
acedness,.-.
Oris of so-caltetf
Imor to this 00?"
t ler in the factor
[onic is that the coltf
a redemptive light
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lie. They laugh and poke fun of
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itle charm, and bring us along for the   ■
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ice-wise style. Anticipated!
:, Red Seas, and Lost
you want t<
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neck oL^t^oo^Amfsft
deterr^^^P^"*;
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such a thinf^' call b'e s
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ly, Canadians usually hem and haw, which provides a 1
demonstration of the attitude itself under deliberation, Canadian
music provides a unique insight into this self-reflection: it is
often treated to a mild rebuke, a soft distain or doubt. But really,
Of we examine the behaviour of Canadians, most actually sin-
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If s often bes™ look across the ocean for the most vivid
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but their message is obscurer]
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politicized music, there is a ]
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of the States deploy-in the middle of I
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and atmosphere. Their anger is a beautiful noise.
States are poised to be the next big thing from England. But
they capture more than a rising chorus of politicized skepticism'
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f Amerlci^^im^% permanently hardwire
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This heady mind-trip is reis-
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