CIVL’s Top 30 of 2018!

Here’s our year of charts in review! No surprises here, Shadow Steps takes the number one spot for most plays, followed by Nap Eyes in the second spot. Jo Passed, Freak Heat Waves and Mitski all tied for third.

Looking forward to 2019.
CHARTS

Top 30 of 2018

1 STEPHEN CARL O’SHEA/SYLVIA PLATTERS*+ Shadow Steps (CIVL-FM)
2 NAP EYES*+ I’m Bad Now (You’ve Changed)
3 JO PASSED*+ Their Prime (Royal Mountain)
4 FREAK HEAT WAVES* Beyond XXXL (Telephone Explosion)
5 MISTKI Be the Cowboy (Dead Oceans)
6 BLESSED/TUNIC*+ Blessed Tunic Split (Buzz)
7 LIE*+ Hounds (Mint)
8 BERNICE* Puff: In the Air Without a Shape (Arts & Crafts)
9 JOYFULTALK* Plurality Trip (Constellation)
10 JEREMY DUTCHER* Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Self Release/Fontana North)
11 CHRIS-A-RIFFIC*+ Post-Season (Self Release)
12 THE SUBMISSIVES* Pining for a Boy (Egg Paper Factory)
13 NEKO CASE Hell-On (Anti-)
14 WEAVES* Wide Open (Buzz)
15 DOA*+ Fight Back (Sudden Death)
16 LEAH ABRAMSON*+ Song for a Lost Pod (Self Released)
17 COLIN JAMES* Miles to Go (True North)
18 ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER Rebound (Frenchkiss)
19 TE’AMIR Abyssinia EP (Tru Thoughts)
20 MOUNT EERIE Now Only (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
21 JIM JAMES Uniform Distortion (ATO)
22 ANGEL FORREST* Electric Love (Ad Letteram)
23 GRIMES* We Appreciate Power feat. HANA (Single) (4AD)
24 HOP ALONG Bark Your Head Off, Dog (Saddle Creek)
25 AMEN DUNES Freedom (Sacred Bones)
26 HOLY All These Worlds Are Yours (PNKSLM)
27 SUPERORGANISM Superorganism (Domino)
28 MICHAEL NAU AND THE MIGHTY THREAD Michael Nau and the Mighty Thread (Light in the Attic)
29 TOUGH AGE* Shame (Mint)
30 FRANKIE COSMOS Vessel (Sub Pop)

 

Dec, 21, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Re: Holidays Come a Week Early for 15 FVMA Winners

 

Mission, BC – The Fraser Valley Music Awards took place at The Stage on Wednesday evening, and 15 awards were presented, along with a slew of other stocking stuffers for local musicians’ holiday seasons. Below is a rundown of each performance and award presentation, accompanied with photos for access here.

 

  1. Arty Awards winners The Crescent Sky (Chilliwack) opened the night

  2. First Reign (Abbotsford) won in the Metal Category

  3. The Springmans (Aldergrove) were awarded in the For and By Youth Category

  4. Kellen Saip dedicated his performance to late friend Courage, who won the first Pop FVMA with John Welsh

  5. Alexis Lynn (Surrey) was awarded the award for Excellence by an Indigenous/First Nation Artist

  6. Kellen Saip (Chilliwack) accepted the Country award; 15 hours later his daughter, Finley Lyric is born.

  7. Abbotsford’s TESSA performs a cover of Kristen Hall’s Let It Rain, popularized by Amanda Marshall

  8. The Inclusivity Award for Excellence by a Queer identifying artist is awarded, with the winner providing the following statement: We feel humbled and honoured to receive this award but we’re also sad and frustrated that we can’t receive it publically because of the way our personal lives could be affected at this point in time. It’s painful to deny our queer identities as musicians. We hope that, soon, LGBTQIA2S+ people of every circumstance can be themselves without fear.

  9. dj elixir (Mission) accepts the award for Electronic artist

  10. Professional music video productions are awarded to Loans, The Crescent Sky, and Quintessential Jazz Band. The next installment of CIVL’s Battle of the Bands and Dakota Leslie Live Performer of the Year Award is announced for the new year.

  11. Sydney Beau (Abbtosford) accepts the Excellence by a Female Artist, a close runner up in the Pop category

  12. Saint Soldier and Rozsa (Cultus) perform their new song, Dark Shades – they have also been awarded a split vinyl release along with The Kwerks (Langley). They will be provided with the Digital Marketing prize together to promote this release.

  13. Loans (Abbotsford/Mission) accept the Punk award

  14. Sasquatch Mind Control is awarded in the Hip Hop category

  15. Last year’s Folk category winner (for Future Father Figures) Tristan Smith performs (Maple Ridge)

  16. Quintessential Jazz Band (Langley) accepts the Jazz award

  17. Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason gives a performance and keynote address focused on challenging ourselves as musicians and music lovers, and striving to be “like your heros, not your peers.”

  18. Blessed (Abbotsford/Mission/Chilliwack) accept the Experimental category award

  19. Sydney Beau performs a spellbinding original song

  20. Kristin Witko (Abbotsford) accepts the Pop category award

  21. Fun For Cover (Abbotsford) performs, calling it their “best gig yet.”

  22. Jenny Banai (Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford) wins the Folk category and is awarded a run of 200 Vinyl

  23. Dear Father (Langley/Chilliwack) performs

  24. James Buddy Rogers (Maple Ridge) is awarded in the Blues category

  25. Warm Amps (Abbotsford/Mission) is awarded in the Rock category

  26. Loans plays two songs to end the night

APPLY FOR FVMA’S UNTIL DEC 7!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

2018 FRASER VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

 

Abbotsford, BC – CIVL 101.7 FM is pleased to announce that the 3rd annual Fraser Valley Music Awards are now accepting submissions until December 7th, for awards to be presented in each of 15 categories December 19th at The Stage in Mission starting at 7:30 pm!

 

Past nominees, winners, jurors, and prizes are all available via www.civl.ca/fvma, and the complete list of 2018 jurors and prizes will be announced in the coming weeks.

The following prizes are to be awarded at the December 19th Gala, however more will be announced in the coming weeks:

 

  1. 2 artists will receive 200 x 12” 140g Vinyl, Full Colour jackets+labels/dust sleeves/shrink wrap

 

  1. 3 artists will receive a professional music videos production

 

  1. 1 artist will be guaranteed a main stage performance at Jam in Jubilee 2019

 

  1. 1 artist will be guaranteed a performance at Mission Folk Music Fest 2019

 

  1. Winners in each category will receive a $250 cash prize.

Artists who apply for a 2018 FVMA will also be eligible for inclusion on a compilation record of artists from across the first three years of the Fraser Valley Music Awards. Including the record just released last month on behalf of 2017 FVMA nominees Stephen Carl O’Shea and The Sylvia Platters, ‘Shadow Steps’, by next year CIVL should have funded 4 separate vinyl pressings (800 total units) as part of the FVMA’s.

 

“It’s really exciting that ‘Shadow Steps’ has just this week entered the National !Earshot Charts at #49 for its first week,” says CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy. “It’s so cool to see this new record find some success just as we look towards printing full length LP’s for multiple winners this next year. It’s so incredibly encouraging!”

 

For the second year in a row hosting and coordinating duties fall to award show veteran comedian and writer Harry Doupe. Anyone interested in participating in the events planning for the December 19th Gala, sponsorship or other questions, please contact fvma@civl.ca.

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CIVL Announces Funding, Hiring New Positions!

 

 

$50,000 IN FUNDING OFFERED TO CIVL 101.7 FM

The Community Radio Fund of Canada proudly supports the RECORDING Project

 

Abbotsford and Ottawa (July, 9, 2018) – The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) and CIVL Radio, the campus and community radio that serves the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Fraser Valley, are pleased to announce that $50,000 will go towards the implementation of the RECORDING (Respectful Entertainment, Creating Open Radio Dialogue and Impacting New Groups) Project. These funds were made available by the CRFC under their Radiometres program, a funding program aimed to improve local programming and volunteer participation. For the 5th time, CIVL Radio receives financial support under this program, bringing the total awarded to $186,993. Add funds offered under other CRFC programs and CIVL has been awarded over $200,000 since 2011. Up to 4 new staffers will be hired for this project.

 

With the funds received this year, CIVL-FM will organize live visits to its studio that will allow higher profile artists to meet with emerging Fraser Valley artists. Musical performances and interviews focusing on issues of intersectionality, local and independent arts and social justice topics will be recorded and promoted.

 

“CIVL is always trying to encourage people of different backgrounds to engage in local arts,” says CIVL station manager Aaron Levy. “This is a great opportunity to bring more groups into the fold!”

 

Since its inception in 2012, the Radiometres program enabled a total investment of more than $12 million in the campus and community radio sector. It is an impressive number of 360 funded projects that have been approved. “I’m happy to add CIVL’s project to the growing list of funded initiatives. Projects like this one bring forward the core values of community radio by building meaningful conversations between the community and the local music scene,” says CRFC President, Roger Ouellette.

 

For more information about the CRFC, the only organization mandated to financially support the c/c sector in Canada and get the complete list of funded projects, please visit www.crfc-fcrc.ca.

 

For more information about CIVL Radio and the RECORDING (Respectful Entertainment, Creating Open Radio Dialogue and Impacting New Groups) Project, please visit http://civl.ca.

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For further information, please contact:

Aaron Levy

Station Manager
CIVL Radio 101.7 FM
University of the Fraser Valley

604-851-6306
aaron@civl.ca

Marie-Ève Laramée-Gauvreau

Communications Officer

Community Radio Fund of Canada

613-321-3513

marie-eve@crfc-fcrc.ca

JOB POSTINGS FOUND BELOW:

(1) PROJECT COORDINATOR:

Description: 

CIVL is being funded to operate a $50,000 video and music recording project from September 2018 to August 2019.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the following under direction of the CIVL Station Manager:

Coordinating with CIVL staff/leadership team to hire other project staff
Coordinating project staff and volunteers
Coordinating mid-term and final project report production and submission
Coordinating bookings of artists and staff/volunteers for 10 recording sessions
Coordinating promotion of live recording sessions and video productions
Coordinating training of volunteers/incoming staff

Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will have experience coordinating volunteers and/or staff, or working in a non-profit environment to produce events and/or provide training opportunities and direction for their colleagues in project management roles.

The person selected for this position will have knowledge of local and broader arts and culture.

The following skills are an asset:

Good communication, written and verbal
Project management experience
Staff/volunteer direction/mentorship
Good time management

CIVL encourages applications from under-represented communities, including women, first nations peoples, people of colour, lesbian/gay/queer/transgender, people with physical and mental disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people whose age, education, or economic status may be a barrier to employment. CIVL does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, or class. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary: 

$34/hr

Terms: 
1 year (2 hrs/week)
How to Apply: 
Email jobopportunity@civl.ca with the subject line ‘Project Coordinator Application’. Please only include cover letters specific to this position.
Closing Date: 
Fri, 2018-07-27
(2) PROGRAM MANAGER:
Description: 

CIVL is a fun, multi-faceted environment where you’ll get to work with people of all types, fulfilling functions of community involvement, skill development, experiential learning, and organizational infrastructure building, under direction of a proven leadership team, with help from dedicated students and community volunteers who love what they do with us!

This is a primarily administrative role, that includes aspects of providing training modules, research and data management.

— Conducting all general and programming orientation sessions
— Attending and coordinating all CIVL outreach opportunities as directed by Station Manager
— Keeping track of volunteer training and eligibility as hosts
— Keeping track of signed volunteer agreement, contracts and discipline
— Administering regular SOCAN reporting submissions
— Administering volunteer discipline under direction of the Station Manager
— Reviewing logs for Can Con, Talk Time, Carts, Ads, co-hosts, attendance, and compliance
— Facilitating weekly volunteer duties such as Charts, Shuffle, committee attendance, studio state
— Attend, take/circulate minutes and chair all Promotions and Programming Committee meetings
— Administer broadcasting of all pre-recorded programming where hosts are not present
— Be available to work with and support programmers on special projects
— Coordinate volunteers in various engagement roles (Envision, athletics, JiJ, convocation, etc)
— Conducting annual check in and program review with each individual CIVL program
— Ensuring CIVL’s online program schedule is up to date and accurate
— Ensuring CIVL’s online events calendar is up to date and accurate
— Ensuring CIVL’s studios receive daily upkeep and maintenance for ergonomics and cleanliness
— Immediately addressing all emails from volunteer, listener, partner, and other general inquiries
— Coordinating CIVL production of Municipal, Provincial and Federal all candidate debates
— Coordinating CIVL production of annual Student Union candidate debates
— Be available to train and provide support to volunteers according to their scheduling needs
— Be available via mobile email/phone communique outside of office hours for emergencies
— Provide regular feedback to CIVL volunteers and programmers
— Regularly monitor CIVL live broadcast feed, in addition to reviewing podcasts when necessary

Qualifications: 

Organizational skills
Attention to detail
Ability to multi-task
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work with other of various backgrounds and abilities
Ability to work cooperatively in groups
Ability to manage long term tasks
Experience in Word and Excel
Aptitude for learning new skills

CIVL encourages applications from under-represented communities, including women, first nations peoples, people of colour, lesbian/gay/queer/transgender, people with physical and mental disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people whose age, education, or economic status may be a barrier to employment. CIVL does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, or class. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary: 

$15/hr to start plus health/dental

Terms: 
UFV Co-op position for 1-3 semesters
How to Apply: 
Email info@civl.ca
Closing Date: 
Fri, 2018-07-27
(3) PROJECT SOUND/PRODUCTION COORDINATOR:
Description: 

CIVL is being funded to operate a $50,000 video and music recording project from September 2018 to August 2019.

More project details can be found on www.civl.ca, or by emailing info@civl.ca .

The position applied for here will oversee and coordinate in advance of live performances in conjunction with station and project staff, and administer the technical operation of sound engineering and recordings during these live music performances. This series, and the accompanied recordings, will serve to promote the station and preserve the performances for posterity, as well as being promoted outside of our network.

Under direct supervision of CIVL Station Manager, the successful applicant will:

– Communicate with bands, venues, promoters, and volunteers in order to:

– Provide sound technician services, and record performances of all project bookings

– Clarify and prepare all technical requirements in advance of live events

– Oversee volunteers in support of all event recording and production during this project

Qualifications: 

Excellent communication skills

Knowledge of basic recording techniques and able to learn various sound/editing equipment/software

Ability to multi-task, problem solve, think critically, and work with a wide variety of diverse people

Experience directing volunteers and other colleagues in supplementary roles

Comfortable receiving and providing constructive feedback to improve results/participant experience

CIVL encourages applications from under-represented communities, including women, first nations peoples, people of colour, lesbian/gay/queer/transgender, people with physical and mental disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people whose age, education, or economic status may be a barrier to employment. CIVL does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, or class. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary: 

$2,500 contract

Terms: 
(1 year, approx 3 hrs/wk)
How to Apply: 
Email jobopportunity@civl.ca with the subject line ‘Live Sound/Productions Coordinator Application’. Please only include cover letters specific to this position.
Closing Date: 
Fri, 2018-07-27

CIVL Annual General Meeting

As seen in the Cascade Student Newspaper last month, and circulated via email to CIVL members, please review the below announcement and get in touch if you have any questions about the upcoming CIVL Annual General Meeting!2018 AGM Poster-page-001

FVMA Schedule for November 25th at Abbyfest!

From 10 am until 4 pm Saturday, November 25th, the Fraser Valley Music Awards team up with Abbyfest and the Abbotsford Centre for a FREE day of music and cultural celebration!

See the parade of nations, dances and martial arts performances, and then at approximately 12:20 pm, see FVMA nominee performances, and find out who the big winners are for our 15 awards!

1000 Parade
1015 Introductions
1025 Anthem (Alexandra Salvador)
1030 Sun Hang Do
1040 Tha Realm
1050 Milka UFV
1058 Mehak Anny Dance UFV
1106 Genial UFV
1112 Bhangra UFV
1122 Kevin UFV
1132 Cambree Music UFV
1142 Break
1150 Ukrainian/Scandanavian Dance
1200 Irish Dance
1210 Tae Kwon Do
1220 FVMA Intro
1230 Award: Excellence – Female
1237 Brander Raven
1245 Award: Folk
1300 Jada Klein
1308 Award: Blues
1314 Ria Jade
1322 Award: Rock
1328 Hope/MTHC
1336 Award: Hip Hop
1342 #DakotaLeslieMemorialLivePerformanceoftheYear 1
1350 Award: Queer
1356 #DakotaLeslieMemorialLivePerformanceoftheYear 2
1404 Award: Experimental
1410 #DakotaLeslieMemorialLivePerformanceoftheYear 3
1418 Award: #DakotaLeslieMemorialLivePerformanceoftheYear
1424 Award: Electronic
1432 Kristin Witko
1438 Award: Indigenous
1444 Little Evening
1452 Award: Country
1458 Dear Father
1506 Award: Pop
1512 Charlie Nam
1520 Award: Youth
1526 Award: Loud

Female, Queer and Indigenous Nominees Lead 2017 Fraser Valley Music Awards Pack

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Full list of nominees/categories/links for each artist. List of prizes available from sponsors.

Statistically to date: 147 unique artists (representing ~500 individual musicians) applied for an FVMA, and 90 unique acts (~250 musicians) have been nominated over 18 months.

Abbotsford – CIVL-FM is pleased to present the 42 acts nominated in 13 categories for the second annual Fraser Valley Music Awards. An announcement ceremony was held at Townhall Public House in Abbotsford Tuesday night, hosted by decorated Fort Langley-raised writer and comedian Harry Doupe. Abbotsford’s Kristin Witko, and Mamarudegyal MTHC from Burnaby led the pack with nominations in 4 categories, while Abbotsford’s Jada Klein and Coquitlam resident TestTubeBaby were both nominated in 3.

This year, in addition to local aficionados like CIVL music director Audrey MacDonald and host Rabia Kamboj, Wide Mouth Mason singer/songwriter Shaun Verreault, Pat Steward (The Odds, Bryan Adams, Matthew Good), and Polaris Prize Grand Juror/CHUO-FM Ottawa station manager Erin Flynn all adjudicated submissions. Even Nashville, TN resident Steve Dawson weighed in on this years’ submissions. Many will remember him leading the Black Hen Houseband when Henhouse Studios was in Vancouver just a couple years ago.

All in all, 20 nominees had an Abbotsford connection to the Fraser Valley, while 6 Langleyites brought home nominations, 4 Chilliwackians, and 3 each went to Maple Ridgers, Burnabyites and Missionites (who all, incidentally, tie in the category for least exciting venery). Two nominees are Surrey based, and one each hail from Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Lake Errock. Only 10 2017 nominees were also nominated in 2016, and only two category winners (Saint Soldier, Hip Hop – Abb/Harpdog Brown, Blues – Surrey) repeated.

Three Battle of the Bands dates to decide CIVL’s Dakota Leslie Memorial Live Performance of the Year Award and it’s accompanying $750 cash prize are taking place in Aldergrove, Chilliwack, and Mission. The following are dates where crowd participation WILL be a factor in deciding which artists will move on for a chance to play in the finals at the FVMA’s November 25th on the Abbotsford Centre stage as part of Abbyfest:

Thursday, November 16th at The Vineyard in Chilliwack, 8 – 10 PM, FREE w/ Ben Cottrill (Abby), Western Jaguar (Mission), Travis Murray (Ab) and Dear Father (Langley)

 

Thursday, November 23rd at Bob’s Steakhouse in Aldergrove, 8-10 PM, FREE w/ Molten Blues Band (Ab), Whiskeyjays (Langley), Corey Primus (Chilliwack) and Kenneth Kraylie (A)

 

Friday, November 24th at The Stage in Mission, 8 PM, FREE semi-final, winners TBA