UBC Library’s Open Collections has made available the entire run of Discorder, the magazine of CiTR 109.1 FM. Issues date back to 1983 and include articles, album and concert reviews, interviews, radio show lists, advertisements, comics, and more. New issues continue to be added to Open Collections.
We were curious about shows in Vancouver throughout the years, so we explored back issues of Discorder to get a sense of the music scene. Here’s who played shows around this time in years past.
You could see the Red Hot Chili Peppers with No Means No on December 30 and Fishbone on December 7 at the Commodore Ballroom 30 years ago:
Check out these ads for concerts 25 years ago, including Superconductor – one of A.C. Newman’s bands before forming the New Pornographers:
Twenty years ago, Amy Honey’s band Clover Honey won CiTR’s Shindig Battle of the Bands. Here’s the ad for that show and the subsequent review:
There is also a review of a Destroyer concert, just three years after the band formed:
Here are a few ads from 15 years ago, featuring both local and touring bands:
Finally, here’s the show calendar from just 10 years ago – including Franz Ferdinand, Amanda Palmer, Metric, Tokyo Police Club, and others: