A not so “Bad Decision” after all

On Thursday, June 14, local favourite rock outfit Casinos held their music video release party for their latest single “Bad Decisions” at the Kariton Art Gallery. The event was well…

Q&A with 54-40

54-40 is arguably one of the best classic rock outfits to have come out of B.C. The band is responsible for iconic titles Ocean Pearl and I Go Blind. They…

Q&A with the minds behind “Transparency and Deterioration”

The Kariton Art Gallery in Abbotsford recently opened its latest exhibition, “Transparency and Deterioration” on Feb. 10. The show features oil paintings and Polaroid emulsions from local artists Andrew Booth…

Q&A with Dead Soft

Now here’s a band you don’t see hitting up the Fraser Valley all too often. On January 26, Vancouver-based indie-rock outfit Dead Soft played the Captain’s Cabin Pub in Mission…

Droppin’ sick beats with Teen Daze

On the night of Wednesday, November 15, Oldhand, a bustling coffee shop in the middle of downtown Abbotsford, was packed with energetic patrons there to enjoy a DJ set by…

B.A. brings a wild night to Carport Manor

On Wednesday, September 28, Abbotsford’s Carport Manor was graced with the presence that is B.A. Johnston, an artist who has been putting on wild, comedic performances for close to 18…

Q&A with Soul Mates

Last week, on the night of September 20, Saskatoon band Soul Mates made an appearance at Carport Manor on their Western Canada 2017 tour. We managed to snag 10 minutes…

Dark places, funny places: in conversation with poet Shane Koyczan

Canadian spoken-word poet Shane Koyczan, known for his melodic rhymes and powerful anti-bullying poems that have found international fame on YouTube, is coming to the Fraser Valley on October 18 for a solo show. Prior to his arrival he spoke with CIVL program director Dave Cusick on his art, his performance at the 2010 Olympics, and his childhood. This interview can be found online at soundcloud.com/dave-cusick/shane-koyczan-interview.

Looking for the beautiful magic behind Ugly

UFV student Annastasia Unger and writing partner Lauren Trotzuk’s brand-new musical Ugly offers a unique twist on the famous Cinderella fairytale: what if the stepsisters weren’t really all that bad? The show will run from October 23 to 25 at Monumental Theatre. General admission is $18, $15 for students and seniors, and $12 for children.