#CIVLUFVBattle 2015 Update

Our first battle is just a week away and we are extending the application deadline! Even if you think your songs need some work, you’re a jam band, or an “experimental project”, sign up and you might just encounter similar artists that can help you develop your sound!
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Apply to Battle!
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Check out our old post for more details!
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We are also looking for judges so if you have some experience in the music industry or know anyone else who may be interested, apply now and get involved with the Fraser Valley music scene. Amplify your community!

Judging Applications
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Sponsorship opportunities available, contact battle@civl.ca for more details!

#CIVLSSBattle HEATs up!

#CIVLSSBattle is getting set to go and competition is HEATing up!
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CIVL is stoked to present our annual Battle of the Bands and this year’s SINGER-SONGWRITER competition is going to be a good one! We’ve received submissions from solo artists from around the Fraser Valley and they’re excited to duke it out for the chance to be one of three finalists to perform at the Abbotsford Heat game on April 11!
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The grand prize winner will be determined by the voting fans and will then feature at the Abbotsford Arts Council’s Arty Awards on April 12! The three finalists will also showcase at the Envision Financial Concert in the Park this summer!
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Submissions close soon so if you’re interested in applying for this awesome opportunity to perform for local music lovers and industry professionals please do so now! Click here to apply!
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The first round of battles begins March 17 at Aftermath at the University of the Fraser Valley.

We hope to see you there!
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#CIVLSSBattle Gets Cooking with The Heat and AAC!

CIVL is excited to give you a preliminary announcement that applications are now being accepted from Singer Songwriters in the Fraser Valley for our second annual Battle of the Bands, the #CIVLSSBattle!
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Singer-Songwriters can click here to apply for a chance to play live at the Abbotsford Heat game on April 11th, and compete to be crowned the #CIVLSSBattle winner, as the Fraser Valley’s best singer-songwriter of 2014!

The winner will have a special performance at the Abbotsford Arts Council‘s Arty Awards on April 12th, as well as joining the other finalists at their own Envision Concert Series night at Mill Lake!
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So click here and apply now!
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Check out how excited we were to promote LAST year’s #CIVLBattle below!
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Amplify Your Community Topping Out Over 12k!

CIVL Radio is pleased to report that though pledges are still coming in, and the count goes on, after a $700 + silent auction, a sold out Gala event at The Reach Gallery and Museum with You Say Party, Oh No! Yoko, Little Wild, The New Atlas, Casey Ambrose and The Parish of Little Clifton, as well as our #CIVLBattle, Punjabi Poetry Reading at the Khalsa Diwan Society, and the very first CIVL Drive-In Movie heard live on 101.7 FM, we’ve demolished our stretch goal of $10,000, and as of today have cruised over the $12,000 mark in funds raised to Amplify Your Community!
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Stay tuned to hear what’s next on the docket for CIVL 101.7 FM and our plans to move on from here in Amplifying Your Community and rocking the new school year!
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Who Won the #CIVLBattle?!


Were they from Abbotsford, Mission, or Langley!?
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Did they play Thrash, Metal-core, or their own brand of indie rock?
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All aforementioned genres and locales were represented at the tenth and final night of CIVL’s Battle of the Valley, where three bands were all guaranteed at least $200 in Long and McQuade gift cards, and a chance to get their own Music Videos from Tractorgrease Multimedia, Mastering from Five Acres Studio, and a band photo shoot from Jayme Anne Photography.
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The odds were hard to call. Of five judges, there was one three way tie, and each band won over at least one judge.

Third Place:
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Abbotsford Thrash-phenoms Merciful Angel

Abbotsford Thrash-phenoms Merciful Angel


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Second Place:

Mission Metal-Core Maniacs The Nacaals

Mission Metal-Core Maniacs The Nacaals


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The Champions:

Langley's Derrival, who will play the Squamish Music Festival in August!

Langley's Derrival, who will play the Squamish Music Festival in August!


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#CIVLBattle Week 9! One Last Chance!

This is it.
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The final chance to see who will represent the Fraser Valley’s best and brightest musical groups in CIVL’s ten week Battle of the Bands extravaganza!
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After The Nacaals rocked Losses and Wild Card MG Graveyard out of the playoffs this past Saturday, it’s up to Chilliwack’s Empty After, Langley’s Derrival, and Abbotsford Wild Card Yes Men Jr. to decide the final band to make it into our deciding round and qualify for no less than $200 in gear!
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Round 2 Begins


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Round 2 kicked off this past Saturday with a full house and performances from Poppy & the Pistols, Casinos, and Merciful Angles. We also upped the anti by adding a few more judges. At the end of the night, Merciful Angles come out on top and will be going on to the finals July 13.retro air jordan shoesnike free 3 0