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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!

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By Aaron Levy (CIVL Station Manager) – Email

Print Edition: November 21, 2012

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!

The Doers –  “Doin’ Yr Taxes”

A mainstay of the West Coast music scene for years, influencing the likes of Polaris Prize nominated Apollo Ghosts, who opened the Doers’ Vancouver reunion stop in September, The Doers are back in the Valley after taking a turn to open for Arrabio in Previous Tenants last month at AfterMath.

Rags to Radio – “Gallows Humour”

Another band who’s paid their dues, tax wise, and pays homage to the other great certainty in life, death, with this infectious sing-along and rompy, rhythmic room pumper. Fifty per cent UFV alumni, Rags won a contest this season that brought them to Pop Montreal thanks to a “Sunglasses at Night” cover!

GSTS! – “The Machine, The System It Runs On, The Man Who Built It, And The Grindcore Bands That Fight It Everyday”

GSTS! are not a grindcore band. And word to the wise, their direction may follow a new trajectory in the coming months; after scrapping a European tour, GSTS will head into the studio with a new look in the new year; meanwhile, enjoy vintage Guests at this, their 100th show!

Fleetwood Mac – “The Chain”

GSTS used to, and on occasion still do, cover this song, and boy jee-golly-willickers do I ever love it. I think it’s from “Rumours,” but I wouldn’t know since I don’t exactly go double big mac on the ‘Wood to be honest,  but GSTS’ Drew Riekman sounds pretty Stevie.

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