In a collaborative effort between the UBC Library Digitization Centre and CiTR 101.9 FM, the Student Radio Society of the University of British Columbia, we have completed digitizing the entire run of the Discorder, a magazine devoted to in-depth coverage of Vancouver’s independent music scene and published by CiTR 101.9 FM. This collection greatly enhances access to a rare slice of Vancouver’s music history as it provides extensive documentation of 30+ years of music and culture unique to the city.
The Discorder has been published continuously from February 1983 to the present, making it the longest running independent music magazine in Vancouver. Issues include articles, reviews, photos, features, interviews and advertisements. In recent years, Discorder has extended its scope to include coverage of local artists, books, films and other cultural materials.
The UBC Library Digitization Centre will continue to add issues to the collection as they are published.
Click here to access Discorder through our Digital Collections.
Below are some sample images of the issues in the collection.
Don’t forget to check out the full collection online!