CIVL Battle Round 1 Week 2

You know the drill – This Saturday (May 18) Aftermath, UFV. Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 7:30pm. $5 Cover.
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Come out and support your favorite band – who will it be?
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Lonely Cave Kings Often compared to artists such as The Gaslight Anthem, The National, Kurt Vile, and Franz Ferdinand, Lonely Cave Kings are fast up-and-comers with a passion for creativity and a penchant for composing memorable music that will keep your toes tapping while reminding you what nostalgia feels like.
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Casinos Casinos are Alex Vevers, Kier-Christer Junos, Zachary Keely, and Mitchell Trainor. A four-piece originally spawned from the hormone-soup that is high school, the members of Casinos know each other very dearly; their beloved project has gained a meaning beyond simply playing shows. This, is where life refreshes itself.
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Old Mare Old Mare released Their EP,”YOU DESERVE MORE” in January of 2012. The project sat in the top 10 charts on CIVL for a number of weeks. Old Mare’s sound has expanded since the release and they look forward to sharing it with all their friends at the Battle of the Bands.
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Merciful Angel & #CIVLBattle – Week 1 Down, 9 To Go

Congratulations to the winner of Week 1 of CIVL’s first ever Battle of the Bands!

Week 1 Winners Merciful Angel!


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Merciful Angel will be facing off against two other playoff qualifiers at the end of June at UFV Abbotsford’s Aftermath. Which other two bands will fit this bill?
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Stay tuned to find out!


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This past weekend, local Abbotsford high school phenoms Yes Men Jr. shocked and awed the audience with their masked performance of psychedelic kraut-drone, disappointing the scenester faithful by finishing third behind runners up 7th Avenue, whose homegrown brand of good ol’ rock’n'roll coasted them into an easy 2nd place, just behind Week 1 champions, Abbotsford’s own Merciful Angel.
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Mission's 7th Avenue!


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Remember, every band still has a chance to make it into the playoff round through online fan voting, and we’ll let you know how that works as soon as you check back enough times!
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So stay tuned and get ready to be the difference maker in this competition!

BANDS! Last Chance to Apply for the Battle of the Valley before April 22nd!

Thanks for all the submissions. We only have a few days left so keep them coming! Click here!

We are upping the ante, and topping up the first prize L&M certificate to $800. Thanks to all our sponsors. Here is a little more on what you could win besides fame.
First prize:

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Tractorgrease Multimedia has operated out of it’s current location for 5 years. They are a recording/video studio and offer live event production providing lights, sound, and stages. They are offering 3 live videos for the winning band. A $2000 value.
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Jayme Anne Photography has worked with many known local bands and artists such as Dan Mangan, Jordan Klassen, You Say Party!, First Reign, and a hand full of other Vancouver talent. Jayme is offering a 2 hour photoshoot, with two locations. 10 – 15 high resolution edited photos will be given on a disk 1 – 2 weeks after photoshoot date.
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Five Acres Studio is a professional recording studio out on the farm in Bradner. Five Acres will provide the mastering of 6 songs to the winning band.
 

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UFV’s Student Union Society and Long & McQuade have teamed up to provide $800 bones to Long & McQuade, your music supply store
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Second Prize:
$300 to Long & Mcquade plus 100 pins
Third Prize:
$200 to Long & Mcquade plus 100 pins
Thanks to all our sponsors for contributing to this event and the promotion of local music!

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CIVL Broadcasts UFV Convocation, Visits National Conference and Gives Away Krief CD’s!

CIVL 101.7 FM is proud to present the first ever live FM broadcast of UFV Convocation ceremonies today from the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre!
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Photo Courtesy of www.UFV.ca
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From 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm listen live at www.civl.ca and 101.7 FM in the Fraser Valley to Convocation proceedings, as well as a 2:00 — 2:30 lead-in with music.
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Visit the CIVL Radio booth outside the AESC, and tell us how you feel about CIVL for a chance to win one of three copies of Hundred Thousand Pieces, the new solo album from lead guitarist of The Dears, Patrick Krief!
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At this same time, with help from UFV’s Student Union Society, CIVL Radio Staff, Board and Volunteers are represented by members of UFV’s Campus and Community Radio Society at the National Community and Campus Radio Conference for the third year in a row!
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This year, CIVL represented UFV at an advertising and sponsorship panel alongside Canada’s highest grossing Campus/Community Radio Fundraiser, CJSW from University of Calgary, and Canada’s oldest Campus Radio station, from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, CFRC, who is hosting this year’s conference in their 90th year of operation!

 

Last year, UFV Student, CIVL’s Alicia Williams was the recipient of an honourable mention at the National Campus and Community Radio Awards, for Music Programming based on her fem-con episode of Mood Swings, as reported in the UFV Cascade here. CIVL also won the Community Development Award!

CIVL is up for several awards this year, and will find out on Friday which Campus and Community Radio Stations are recognized for their excellent work in 2012!