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One of the longest running LGBTQ+ radio shows in Canada, Queer FM Vancouver: Reloaded blends current events, human interest, arts, news and entertainment with a focus on LGBTQ+ involvement and community building. Get your rundown on Vancouver, Canada, and the World in every colour of the LGBTQ+ rainbow, our allies and more. Check out Barb Snelgrove and DJ Denise on Queer FM Vancouver: Reloaded with highlights from LGBTQ+ artists and content from around the world with special attention on hom ...
 
CiTR is proud to present one of the best jazz shows in Vancouver. It has been hosted by notable jazz musician Gavin Walker since 1984. He features Jazz music that is respectful of its tradition and influential to the future. Every 11 o clock an album or an artist is featured and explored in depth. Walker's extensive knowledge and hands-on experience as a jazz player has made this show one of the most listened to in its genre.
 
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On this Dr Martin Luther King Jr day, we zigzag over to Iceland with Frank Hall's score to the 2017 film I Remember You based on the recent release of that soundtrack. We'll have other Icelandic classical for you along with a bit of noise since I skipped this year's 24 Hours of Radio Art. 1. Public Enemy: By the Time I Get to Arizona (Apocalypse 91…
 
gak marks his 13th anniversary at CITR with one wary eye from last week's autogolpe at the US Capitol. Our profile: Jon Batiste's jazzy songs and Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' electronic score to the recent Pixar film Soul. We also tackle the music from the controversial video game Cyberpunk 2077 amidst talk of sedition, treason, Boba Fett & Chuck Y…
 
Mully & Sculder is a gifted, powerful & unique duo, composed of the wildly musical Sarah Wheeler & Aaron Trory. They boldly explore depths of synth-pop & new wave with a modern flare, blending synthetic keyboard sounds and programmed beats with a human heart and soul. They are pumping new life into an otherwise lost art of a genre, often reserved f…
 
Mac Ramsay is a queer producer, musician, and performer based in Vancouver, BC. His vocally driven music is moody and alluring, intricate melodies intertwining with heartbroken lyrics to serenade you post-breakup. His latest release ‘Tension’ is a self-love anthem with a salty twist. With new singles soon to come, Mac is also crafting an album for …
 
We've made it into 2021! gak digs up old plans from an episode devoted to Carter Burwell's score to the Coen Brothers' 1996 classic Fargo and its weird spiritual successor, 2015's Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter with a soundtrack by The Octopus Project. Wintry topics arise but we'll avoid the Minnesota accent. 1. Calamine: Theme from Sealab 2021 (Seala…
 
Jonathan Dylan Vancouver actor-singer, dancer Velvet Code - Queer Canadian Toronto Record Label electronic artist Matthew Presidente Vancouver singer/songwriter Catalina La O: A Piece for the Queer Community' online theatre production Kele Fleming singer-songwriter from Vancouver BC Homofonik Edmonton singing duo New Single Release…
 
With 2020 almost in hindsight, we review the year with songs that represent this difficult time along with a profile on Ludwig Göransson's score to the Christopher Nolan film Tenet, which is indicative of the struggles faced by many over the past twelve months. 01. The Avalanches: Ghost Story [w.Orono] (We Will Always Love You, 2020) Modular 02. Go…
 
Erica Lee Martin and an alt-pop singer and songwriter from Montreal in the UK Fab The Duo American group from New York Danny Ramadan - A Night of Storytelling Vancouver RainbowGlitz from Virago Nation (Vancouver Queer Film Festival) IAMREBELWILL Canadian LGBTQIA+ POC Artist Montreal/TorontoBy CiTR & Discorder Magazine
 
Our annual tradition regarding Yuletide numbers that you won't hear anywhere else continues -- it's our counter-Christmas carol episode! That said, with a rotten year almost kicked to the curb, this episode profiles the music from the 1983 holiday classic A Christmas Story along with hymns from the dead and newish solstice music. BESURETODRINKYOURO…
 
Howard J Davis aka Haui is an entrepreneur of many artistic trades having worked as a director, designer, visual artist, and performer for theatre and film. His recent film MixedUp explores his experience as a queer person of colour and demands that we celebrate the beauty of difference. The film was co-produced with Vancouver based Jack Fox. Haui …
 
Composer Harold Budd (1936-2020) created super minimal music, so in his tribute, we return again to our all-ambient well with plenty of his music, including his scores from the recent HBO series I Know This Much is True and the 2014 film White Bird in a Blizzard (co-scored by Robin Guthrie of The Cocteau Twins). 1. Robert G Hamilton & The Frankford…
 
Here are the links to SONiA's website and social media channels: SONiA disappear fear one of the world's most successful LGBT singer-songwriters, SONiA disappear fear (born Sonia Rutstein) is loved for her beautiful voice and songs that illuminate truth passionately delivered. Born in Baltimore and cruising relentlessly across the USA in the early …
 
As we enter the final month in a bizarre year, we profile Mychael & Jeff Danna's score to the recent Pixar film Onward. 1. Pharoah Overlord: Tomorrow's Sun (6, 2020) Rocket 2. Tom Holkenborg/Junkie XL: Immortan's Citadel [extended] (Mad Max: Fury Road OST, 2015) WaterTower 3. Brian May: Rampage of the Toecutter (Mad Max OST, 1980) Varèse Sarabande …
 
Erica Lee Martin is currently living in London, UK, she is writing and producing music, music videos, short film scores, and screenplays. She's also the co-founder of feminist theatre company Esmond Road Productions. http://www.twitter.com/ericaleemartin http://www.facebook.com/ericaleemartin http://www.instagram.com/ericaleemartin…
 
Kinnie Starr's soundtrack to the 2018 Haida Gwaii supernatural film Edge of the Knife is finally available, so that'll be our profile along with a wide array of wild music. Huu 'laagan, haala kaats’ii. 1. Quakers: Electrify (Quakers II: The Next Wave, 2020) Stones Throw 2. Quakers: A Myth [w.Sageinfinite] (Quakers II: The Next Wave, 2020) Stones Th…
 
Art Starts brought Angelica Poversky to lead a series of poetry-packed workshops for a brilliant group of youth that has created their own anthology - “Birthday Party”. This book is launching on November 27 with a live stream show through Art Starts. Poets in this book embrace queerness, self-love, forgiveness, and as a group, figure out what it me…
 
Actor Sean Connery (1930-2020) and game show host Alex Trebek (1940-2020) leaving our plane of existence so close apart feels cruel, particularly in this bizarre year, so along with some Jeopardy hijinx, we'll profile a mix of James Bond music, focusing primarily on 1971's Diamonds are Forever as scored by the legendary John Barry. 001 Sean Connery…
 
Liberating and Empowering listeners with Positive & Uplifting Bars, filled with Puns & Sass. Accompanied by the sounds of Alternative HipHop fused with energetic synthesizers. Standing for liberation, love & laughter! With a Mission to end the Delusion of Separation, lead the world to a higher state of consciousness & highlight the universal connec…
 
Long promised but finally up for inspection: Daniel Lopatin's score to the Safdie Brothers' tense 2019 film Uncut Gems, along with new music from his Oneohtrix Point Never project amongst mostly electronic jams. 1. McFadden & Whitehead: Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now [Klaves edit] (La.Ga.Sta Late Summer Compilation: Volume 5, 2015) Lagasta 2. Automatisme…
 
Homofonik, a Canadian queer dance-pop duo from Edmonton, the release of their upcoming single “Smoke and Mirrors is HERE!” They are embracing the camp of the Halloween season through a contemporary pop lens, and this song is the title track from their upcoming dark and autumnal EP. Propelled by driving basslines, unearthly synths, and chilling musi…
 
This will be Part V of our all-ambient series, designed to put pause to frantic stress and allow for deeper reflection. We pay tribute to minimalist composer & performer Jon Gibson (1940-2020) amongst other languid pieces. 1. Shida Shahabi: Prolog (Lake on Fire, 2020) Fat Cat 2. Sea Oleena: Calvisius (Weaving a Basket, 2020) self-released 3. Jessic…
 
Matthew Presidente a Rock/pop pianist/singer/songwriter has been a part of the music scene in Vancouver for nearly 20 years. Independently recording and releasing 6 full-length albums, he has been involved in a wide range of musical collaborations and performances. A local Metro Vancouver resident, Matthew was raised in Tsawwassen, where he began p…
 
Gladiator screened in theatres in 2020 and in honour of its 20th anniversary, we'll profile Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard's score from that sword & sandals revival. We also big adieu to Spencer Davis, Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver & JR White upon discussions of elections just passed and looming. I. Sam Spence & John Facenda: The Autumn Wind (T…
 
Zoé Protat daughter and granddaughter of filmmakers, film buff from afar too tender age, Zoé is a critic for the Ciné-Bulles review as well as director of programming for the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. She has also created her own blog, Kino Pravda (www.kinopravda.ca). She likes the cinemas of the East, the great romantic impulses, the revolutions…
 
If there's something strange this All Hallow's Eve, who you gonna call? Elmer Bernstein and his score to the original 1984 Ghostbusters highlights the final lap of our horrible October. 1. Anna Homler & Steve Moshier + F/X: Oo Nu Dah (Breadwoman & Other Tales, 2015) RVNG Intl 2. Ray Parker Jr vs Neil Cicierega: Bustin' (Mouth Moods, 2015) self-rele…
 
Rachel Cambrin is a Canadian Folk Singer living and performing in Vancouver and the lower mainland of BC. Working briefly as a songwriter for early children’s computer games, she made her way back to recording and performing. Folk music came to her during a two-week blues gig at a country bar in Vancouver and afterward, she made her crossover from …
 
As our annual horror month continues, we'll profile two film scores from independent films that came out in 2020: Carla Patullo's Porno and Jim Williams' Possessor. 1. Suuns: Pray (Fiction EP, 2020) Secret City/Joyful Noise 2. Blakkr Nið: Shadow Jumper (The Shadow Man, 2016) self-released 3. Dhidalah: Neuer Typ (Threshold, 2019) Guruguru Brain 4. B…
 
The Bourgeois Brothers, Kohl (aka Cole), and Laird (aka Mav) were, until recently, separate entities that didn’t know each other. Born of the same mother,(but separated by an ocean and continent) their lives followed the same paths leading them to the moment they were reunited a few years ago. The Bourgeois Brothers. Mav, an accomplished songwriter…
 
For Canadian Thanksgiving, have dinner with your neighbour as we profile Damon Albarn & Michael Nyman's score to the 1999 cannibal western Ravenous. We also pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen, Johnny Nash & Mac Davis amongst other horrors. Gobble gobble! 1. Tire Swing Co: Thanksgiving (Time Away, 2015) self-released 2. Loscil: Sea Island Murders (Sea I…
 
Alternative Pop/R&B artist Kardias Quing is one of Vancouver’s newest and brightest rising talents. Evolving through love, the literal meaning of her name is to be the “ruler of one’s own heart”. Exploring this theme deeper through her infectious lyrics; she aims to help guide her audience to be more mindful of the present and patient with themselv…
 
In a horrible year, it's time for our usual horror month in anticipation of Hallowe'en. We'll profile the Canadian composer Paul Zaza and his scores to the 1981 slasher film My Bloody Valentine and the 1988 sci-fi horror The Brain. Be somewhat afraid! 1. Sault: Fearless (untitled [Rise], 2020) Forever Living Originals 2. Xander Harris: I Want More …
 
Actress Linda Manz (1961-2020) had a short varied career but she debuted in Terrence Malick's 1978 film Days of Heaven, so we'll hear selections from the dearly departed Ennio Morricone's score. We also review some of the recent Emmy winners and continue on with a look at the 39th Vancouver International Film Festival. 1. Primal Scream: Kill All Hi…
 
Kizis (fka Mich Cota) is a four-spirit trans woman, raised by a native father and a white mother in Southern Ontario. Cota began composing small melodies on the piano from the age of three to create her own sacred space in an intensely religious home. Inspired by her countryside surroundings, she would ingrain herself in nature, imagining herself i…
 
In light of even stranger times, this episode looks at the songs from the mockumentary Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. We also touch upon the 2nd Record Store Day of 2020 and preview the Vancouver International Film Festival which starts this week in its virtual version. 1. LA Priest: Black Smoke (Gene, 2020) Domino 2. Tangerine Dream: Cold Smoke (…
 
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We profile only some of the music associated with film composer Johnny Mandel (1925-2020), along with paying tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman, Silver Apples' Simeon Coxe, Kool & the Gang's Ronald Bell & jazz bassist Gary Peacock as autumn looms. 1. Ludwig Göransson: A King's Sunset [w.Baaba Maal] (Black Panther OST, 2018) Interscope 2. Ludwig Göra…
 
Def Sound would be the vegan option. As an Afro Latino (parents from Belize & Panama) born and based in South Central LA, Def Sound (mom given name Emmanuel Ashley Ricketts) is a Grammy Award considered contemporary hip-hop artist, producer, published poet, DJ, and community activist. Def’s work as a poet has been included in Saul Williams' Antholo…
 
Part four of our all-ambient adventure series, featuring recent quiet music along with a couple West Coast gems from 2011 in the lead-up to what looks like a strange school year. 1. Suzanne Ciani: Denali (Music for Denali EP, 2020) Finders Keepers 2. Joanna Brouk: Golden Cloud Layers (The Space Between, 1981) Hummingbird 3. Channelers: The Depth of…
 
Terez a Calgary-based singer-songwriter. She debuts in Kelowna on the next QUSIC livestream performance that will raise funds for Etcetera Youth Group. Terez is making her original debut releases as a solo artist, but this young pop singer is anything but new to the music scene. Already with a fan base of over 100K followers, collaborating with inf…
 
We profile filmmaker Alan Parker (1944-2020) and music from his wide variety of song-centric films, including Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone, Fame, Birdy, The Commitments & Mississippi Burning. And with the end of summer looming, we also touch upon the 2020 edition of Vancouver's Victory Square Block Party, now a Watch Party in light of Covid-19. 1…
 
Billy Mick, a gay singer/songwriter out of Central Florida, is celebrating life, his community, family, and friends in his music. After attending Manchester Pride in 2018 with his husband, Billy was inspired by the overwhelming sense of community and acceptance he experienced. After seeing so many diverse and talented performers on the musical stag…
 
Actor Ian Holm (1931-2020) will be our throughline for this episode as we finally tackle The Lord of the Rings with cues from Howard Shore's score from the first film in the trilogy: 2001's The Fellowship of the Ring. We also continue with our Polaris Prize preview, eulogise American politician John Lewis (1940-2020) and look over the first part of…
 
Macey Estes announced via her IG / FB that “all streaming proceeds for the month will be donated to the @mpjinstitute which protects and defends black transgender people and helps fund lgbtq+ community projects where I’m from in the Midwest and the South.” Inspired by the feeling of falling in love, imagined in her favorite place in the world - Mal…
 
Part 3 of our all-ambient adventures here to help counter any anxiety with Covid-19 resurgence, election tampering, port explosions or threats to public & private figures. Let's all step into the forest of our mind and listen to nature anew. 1. Julianna Barwick: Healing is a Miracle (Healing is a Miracle, 2020) Ninja Tune 2. Museum of No Art: Three…
 
Jonathan Dylan is a Canadian Recording Artist, Actor, Dancer, and Reality TV Personality. He is best known for his Electro Pop/dance sound in the Canadian music world and holding the “Canadian Human Ken Doll” title, making headlines all over the world and appearing on many tv shows, most memorable for his appearance on E!’s “Botched” season 4 and 6…
 
With summer in full heat, this episode acts as a reprieve of sorts from current events to include a good portion devoted to surf music! We'll profile The Sandal's score to the seminal 1966 film The Endless Summer, feature some Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet live tracks and covers and other reverb-heavy waveridin' tunes. The first half of the show …
 
This encore presentation of what originally aired 2013 June 17 is devoted to two film scores by the now late great composer Ennio Morricone (1928-2020): 1966's The Battle of Algiers and 1967's Death Rides a Horse. Some edits made based on time and relevance but there are bonus 2020 elements bookending this repeat. Full details: https://www.citr.ca/…
 
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