Rock My World Canada, chapter 201: Cub

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Cub was an indie pop band from Vancouver, British Columbia that formed in 1992 and disbanded in 1997. They played a melodic, jangly form of pop punk that was dubbed “cuddlecore” by some music critics. Their song “New York City” was covered by They Might Be Giants on their album Factory Showroom, and their song “Little Star” was covered by Washington’s Sicko on their album, Laugh While You Can Monkey Boy. Robynn Iwata co-formed I Am Spoonbender in 1997 in San Francisco. Lisa Marr and Lisa G. started another band (Buck) in 1998 once they moved to California from their native Vancouver.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Rock My World Canada, chapter 201: Cub

  • September 16, 2020 at 4:29 pm
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    Cub shows were always ridiculously friendly and fun. Not too many other bands set up for a set at my university and then tossed bags of candy out into the crowd to encourage people to move in a little closer to the stage, and that charm somehow worked on just about everyone: a radio DJ friend of mine used to happily play them alongside Ministry and Diamanda Galas because who the hell doesn’t like Cub? Nobody, that’s who.

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