Jam in Jubilee 2017: Week Four

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By Mel Spady Award-winning, female-fronted, indie blues band the Burn Ins is comprised of Kristine Lyall, Aaron Mokry, and Aaron Lyall. They tour almost constantly — but I caught up with Kristine (vocals, bass) via e-mail to talk influence, burning out, and the new album on their horizon. What challenges does your touring schedule pose […]

Jam in Jubilee 2017: Week Three

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By Jess Wind This will be Jackson Hollow’s first time on the Jam stage, but far from their first time in front of a crowd. The four-piece bluegrass band has been active for nearly three years and has performed all over BC, including at the Envision Concert Series and Cloverdale Rodeo, and recently won the […]

Jam in Jubilee 2017: Week Two

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COALMONT by Joe Johnson Abbotsford-based folk duo Coalmont takes their name from a small town on the road to Princeton where the duo first started dating. Nate Esau remembers telling Stephanie as they passed through, “That would be a great band name if we were ever to do that.” Nowparents, they are constantly striving for […]

Jam in Jubilee 2017: Week One

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by Valerie Franklin This year’s incarnation of the Jam opens with the smooth, feel-good Motown vibes of the Aerophonics, featuring Kyler Pierce, James Stobbe, Brandon Clark, Dylan Weightman, Coal Shultis, and Kayden Gorden. Despite their Detroit-inspired sound, they’re as local as it gets. So, what is it that draws you to Motown music? Kyler Pierce: [...]

Jam in Jubilee: The History and the Vision

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  Madison Stewart Kristin Witko Jam in Jubilee is a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural concert series every Thursday night in July. Each night in Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park, a crowd of local culture-lovers enjoys three musical acts, side-stage performances, a vendor market, interactive art installations, workshops, food trucks, craft beer, and the After Dark musical showcase. Since 2010, […]

FRESH Art: Mallory Donen

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About the artist Mallory Donen is an interdisciplinary artist from White Rock, British Columbia. In June 2015, Donen graduated from UFV with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts Major. Her specialties include painting, drawing, photography, and digital media. Donen is expected to graduate in October 2017 with a Master of Fine Arts Degree from […]

FRESH Fiction: A selection of poems by Robert Martens

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Robert Martens grew up in the ethnic Mennonite village of Yarrow, where he experienced love and power face-to-face. He moved on to the global awakening which was Simon Fraser University during its years of student revolt. Robert eventually settled in Abbotsford, where he has co-written and co-edited numerous local histories, periodicals, and a literary anthology, […]

The sheer grimness of a thing: Eden Robinson’s brightly dark Son of a Trickster

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Local Harvest Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist Eden Robinson is the author of a collection of short stories written when she was a Goth called Traplines. Her two previous novels, Monkey Beach and Blood Sports, were written before she discovered she was gluten-intolerant and tend to be quite grim, the latter being especially gruesome because, halfway through writing […]