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, […]

Kristin Witko takes us through the creation of debut Union

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A new pop-flavoured player has emerged from the folk, punk, prog-rock melting pot that is the Fraser Valley’s music scene. On February 17, Kristin Witko released her debut record, Union, through Simon Bridgefoot’s record label, Raccoon Moon Records. The record reflects sundry influences that Witko herself admits are wide-ranging. “I tend to create stuff that […]

On the nature of concerts: Whoop-Szo and co. open a window into local concert culture

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Ontario folk/metal outfit WHOOP-SZO were joined by Chastity and Abbotsford’s own Villain Villain on June 30 at Brothers Bowling and Billiards, performing for a packed house. If there’s one thing that struck me while I bopped my head along to the hazy incarnation of surf-pop Villain Villain showered guests with, it was the fact that […]