CIVL Radio and Abbotsford Arts Council co-present with Blessed to release their debut full length “Salt” on April 5th, in conjunction with the release they’ll be playing their first hometown show of 2019 with Kristin Witko, The Sylvia Platters, and Warm Amps. Abbotsford’s Teen Daze will be playing tunes all through the night as well
Taking place at the Abbotsford Rugby Club in Clearbrook, April 5th/2019, doors at 7, $10.
Blessed – www.blessedband.bandcamp.com
Formed in the early winter months of 2015 in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, Blessed were born from a shared creative objective. From the start, its original four members found themselves naturally amalgamating elements of Post-Hardcore, Minimalism, New Wave, Krautrock, and Punk. To date, Blessed has released one single with Toronto’s Buzz Records (Weaves, Dilly Dally, Greys), and two critically lauded EPs. The Fader wrote of the EP II: “Dominated by the high-fructose riffing pioneered by Deerhoof, giving way to a darker, propulsive jam that’s just as chaotic, yet well-controlled.”
Kristin Witko – http://www.kristinwitko.com/
Kristin makes music in the rainy part of Cascadia and thinks about how to make these Apocalyptic conditions more fun and humane.
The Sylvia Platters – https://thesylviaplatters.bandcamp.com/
The Sylvia Platters are a four-piece power pop and shoegaze band, putting their own spin on sounds borrowed from ‘90s bands in love with the ‘60s. Since forming in 2014, the band has released a well-received 14-song LP, a 5-song EP, and played over 50 shows across Western Canada, honing their live set into something Glenn Ess of The Cascade calls, “vibrant and endlessly entertaining.”
Warm Amps – https://warmamps.bandcamp.com/album/loose-vision
Fraser Valley Heavyweights with past members of Loans, Destroyer, and Precious Fathers.