Girl pop trio from Vancouver; the core lineup was Robynn Iwata (guitar), Lisa G (drums), and Lisa Marr (bass and vocals). They had two other drummers: the mysterious "Valeria" was their first, and Neko Case also played with them from time to time.

Cub's early sound was jokingly described as "Cuddlecore" - sort of cuddly punk rock. The term stuck, which eventually became an annoyance to the band as it led critics to dismiss them as serious musicians and limited their emotional and topical range. Cub played simple, catchy tunes with deceptively ingenuous lyrics that often contained an ironic subtext. Their song "New York City" was covered by They Might Be Giants. Their last performance was in 1996.

Three of their albums - Betti-Cola, Come Out, Come Out, and Box of Hair are available on CD from Mint Records.

Cub (k?b), n. [Cf. Ir. cuib cub, whelp, young dog, Ir. & Gael. cu dog; akin to E. hound.]

1.

A young animal, esp. the young of the bear.

2.

Jocosely or in contempt, a boy or girl, esp. an awkward, rude, illmannered boy.

O, thuo dissembling cub! what wilt thou be When time hath sowed a drizzle on thy case? Shak.

 

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Cub, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Cubbed (kbd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cubbing.]

To bring forth; -- said of animals, or in contempt, of persons.

"Cubb'd in a cabin."

Dryden.

 

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Cub, n. [Cf. Cub a young animal.]

1.

A stall for cattle.

[Obs.]

I would rather have such . . . .in cubor kennel than in my closet or at my table. Landor.

2.

A cupboard.

[Obs.]

Laud.

 

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Cub, v. t.

To shut up or confine.

[Obs.]

Burton.

 

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