Archive for the ‘rain’ Category

Time for a change…

February 3, 2010

dear RAIN‘zine folks,

It saddens me to announce that we will no longer be publishing the analog zine, Rain. Anita and I feel like we have completed what we set out to do and that it’s time to move on to other projects.  We’ve had a great time making rain‘zine and would like to give a big thanks to all the folks who have helped in putting it together!  Indeed,  we could not have done it without their passion, ideas and love (check out rainy day people on here to read more about these talented folks).  Also, it was especially great because we got to meet so many amazing people!

The mandate for rain was to build community,  get people engaged in dialogue about social change in their ‘hoods, AND to be all ages!  Due to the magnificent community that joined in with rain, as contributors, readers, and makers, we feel like we have accomplished that mandate and we thank everyone who took part in making our dream a reality!

We plan to keep the webpage going, and will have guest bloggers now and again and write about our newest project: Radical Art In Nature: Guerrilla Arting that will run out of the Purple Thistle Centre!

So, please check us out from time to time!  And one day there just might be an issue number five 🙂

For now, it’s time to be on the streets with our communities making art and culture.  Email us to find out more about this new exciting project.

Carla and Anita

Image by Anita Olson

The Resistance Issue! Number 4

January 24, 2010

the resistance issue

resistance issue

O... You Suck

Rain Hitting the Streets!

January 7, 2010

RAIN#4: The Resistance Issue

Wednesday, January 20th 7 PM

$10 dollars at the door BUT you get a FREE issue of RAIN with ticket (and this issue has a DVD in it!!)

W2 Culture + Media House
112 West Hastings Street
(across the street from Woodward’s)

Speaker: David Eby
Spoken Word: Aly!
Special Musical Guests: Adrian Glynn and c.r. avery

plus much much more!

Please Spread THE WORD!

*we won’t turn anyone away for lack of funds*

RAIN #4, the Resistance Issue, Contributors:
Am Johal, Matt Hern, Harsha Walia, Irwin Oostindie, David Eby, Richard Smith, Peter Prontzos, Dave Olson, Ben West, Leia Herrera, Sylvia McFadden, Maura Doherty, Zach Bergman, Reel Youth, The Purple Thistle’s Youngunz, Aly D, Emma Wallace, Indigo, Kris Krug, Tara Robertson, Miriam Tratt, Meghan Corsie, Nicola Hodges, Daisy Couture, Karen New, Julie Flett, Eva Dominelli, c.r. avery, Adrian Glynn, Julia Kozlov, Nikol Haskova, Fiona Balazsi, Siren, Anita Olson, Carla Bergman, Wibke Kreft, Patrick Thrift…and more!

Content includes:

  • An interview with Fish & Bird
  • A DVD full of awesome films!
  • Travel writings by Adrian Glynn
  • Olympics stuff, lots. Resistance baby, lots
  • Art, photography
  • Raindrops reviews telling you about some of the amazing work people are doing in their communities. You can read up about the Cultch Youth Panel IGNITE!, Freewrite, the B:C:Clettes, Car-Free Days, No One is Illegal, Teach 2010 Resistance, etc…
  • and just a whole lot more

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Rain’zine at the EastSide Culture Crawl

November 18, 2009

making analog love

Come check out our fundraising swag at the Crawl! We’re raising money to help print issue #4. Visit us at the Purple Thistle Centre in the green Mergatroid Building at Vernon and Parker. We’ve got buttons, bags, books and more. (but we’re just about out of zines).

Purple Thistle Community at the Crawl

Friends of RAIN at the Folk Fest!

July 13, 2009

Hey all!

It’s that time of year again, The 32nd annual Vancouver Folk Fest is just around the corner (the corner being July 17-19, 2009). If you haven’t already gotten your tickets, you should be ashamed of yourself. The Fest this year is teeming with talent, Geoff Berner, Mark Berube and the Patriotic Few, Dan Mangan, and Iron and Wine are playing, and that’s just a drop in the bucket of names for this year’s lineup.

Check out the list at 2009 Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Come on out and support the Folk Festing, can’t wait to see you there.

What is rain?

June 22, 2009

Rain’zine is eclectic — there is a little something in it for everyone: our youth, our elders, the artist, the musician, the poet, the edgy hipster, the old lefty, the anarchist, the deschooler, the freak and the geek (to name just a few). Ultimately, rain’zine is meant to engage all of our parts: our guts, our hearts and our minds. Rain is more than a zine and a collective, it’s an ongoing, ever evolving collaborative community-building art project, and at its core is all of Carla’s passion–her guts, her heart and her mind. Thank you Carla.

love, Dana.

Issue #3 In Stores Now

June 11, 2009
Issue #3 Cover Art by Jeremy Crowle

Issue #3 Cover Art by Jeremy Crowle

Pick up your copy at People’s Co-op Bookstore, Spartacus, HighLife Records, Lucky’s Comics, RedCat Records, and Solder & Sons (247 Main St.)  $8.00…or email your request to

Click here to see a little bit more of what’s inside.

Issue #3 Launch

May 9, 2009


Rain Issue 3 Launch Party

Rain Issue 3 Launch Party

Tuesday, June 2nd, 8pm at Cafe Deux Soleils

2096 Commercial Drive  

$10 at the door / free issue No. 3 with ticket (zine includes compilation CD of locals)

Evening will include:

Matt Hern, Brendan McLeod, Jesse Waldman, Martin  Reisle

and more…

*we won’t turn anyone away for lack of funds*

Raise Your Umbrellas 3

April 25, 2009

Fundraiser at Our Town Café

Thursday April 30th, 2009      

Raise Your Umbrellas 3 fundraiser event

Raise Your Umbrellas 3 fundraiser event



Issue 3 and other news

February 16, 2009

We are gearing up for issue 3! It will be featuring Matt Hern, as well as some of our regular contributors, and much more. 

Submission deadline for issue #3 is April 1st, 2009! Don’t miss out.

For information on submitting please visit our submissions page.

Issue 2 is available in stores now! Pick up at any of the following locations:

Langara Bookstore
100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Little Mountain Studios
195 East 26th Avenue at Main Street, Vancouver, B.C.

3972 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

The People’s Co-op Bookstore
1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC

Red Cat Records
4307 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Spartacus Books
684 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

City Lights Books
261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway (North Beach), San Francisco, California

Or email us at