Album Review: Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune

Dan Mangan’s eleven-track Oh Fortune, his third album, delivers with a much darker current than his previous work

Simon Bridgefoot’s back with his own name and new material

Abbotsford local Simon Bridgefoot (who until now has released music as The Parish of Little Clifton) released his third album, Ghosts Was Here, on...

Album Review: My Bloody Valentine – m b v

Heavily processed and distorted guitars and indelible melodies; cyclical drumming and whispered, inscrutable lyrics; haunting male and female vocals and kaleidoscopic synthesizers; incessant basslines and gliding, pitch-shifted guitars; a head-rush of impressionistic feeling and tape delay: this is the culmination of 20-odd years of on and off work on the first My Bloody Valentine record in a generation.

Soundbites: Passion Pit, Ryan Adams, Father John Misty.

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CIVL Shuffle: Cycling for Diversity edition

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy is on the Cycling for Diversity ride from Victoria to Abbotsford as part of BC Cycling for Diversity Week and the UN Day for Diversity, Dialogue and Development. Here are some songs that have reared their ugly heads so far on the arduous and exciting journey.

CIVL Shuffle: The return of CIVL Stage edition

CIVL brings back Larry Portelance’s CIVL Stage series with the Doers, Rags to Radio, and GSTS this Friday, November 23, at AfterMath, right here on UFV’s Abbotsford campus for just $5!

CIVL Shuffle: The Rock edition

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy likes how much The Cascade’s Anthony Biondi loves Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his stellar acting career.

CIVL Shuffle: UBC hospitality edition

CIVL station manager Aaron Levy was dismayed at the “C + Averaaaaage” chant from the UBC crowd this past Friday as the Cascades battled the Thunderbirds on UBC endowment lands. Here are some songs that encapsulate how he feels.

The UFV Shuffle: Who loves the sun?

Winter blues? DJ Big Daddy P has the cure with this premium selection of sunny tracks from She & Him, The Doors & more!

Album Review: The Strumbellas — We Still Move on Dance Floors

Usually I don’t pay much attention to the ads I see in the movie theatre, but this time I did. That’s right, this band was featured on one of those artist interviews that play before you movie starts, and it piqued my interest. Because the same interview played a few times, I was able to jot down the name of this band, and it was worth it.

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