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City Sounds 2/22: Vancouver by krkuchta

Listen to WERW's sounds of the Vancouver Winter Olympics

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City Sounds is hitting all the marks this month. First it was Paris, The City of Love before Valentine’s Day.  Then we went to New Orleans for a Mardi Gras with some Superbowl celebration on the side.  And now we’re going to Vancouver for some Olympics and great music!

The Winter Olympics have put Vancouver in the headlines for the last week or so, but that’s not all the world is watching there. Vancouver has had a thriving indie rock scene since the early 2000s with bands like The New Pornographers and DestroyerLadyhawk and Black Mountain/Pink Mountaintops have kept the scene going, while creating a diverse style all their own.

That isn’t all Vancouver has, of course.  A large number of singer/songwriters have come from the area. From the poppy Michael Buble to the folky Veda Hille to members of the New Pornographers who have gone on solo, like Neko Case. And let’s not forget industrial wizards Skinny Puppy or pop-punk greats Hot Hot Heat from Victoria (which close enough for now).

City Sounds will be the soundtrack to the Winter Olympics this Monday night from 11pm-1am. Listen in on WERW.

-Kyle Kuchta

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