Internationally recognized new wave Abbotsfordians, You Say Party! return to the stage on July 19 for their only appearance in their hometown of Abbotsford for 2013, as part of CIVL Radio’s gala.
The group will appear at a formal gala at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, to wrap up CIVL Radio’s first annual fundraising drive. It will be only the second time the band has performed since their indefinite hiatus in 2010, following the death of drummer Devon Clifford.
The event will be a celebration of the local music scene, featuring a wide selection of genres, sponsored by 101.7 FM CIVL Radio and The Reach.
Tickets are $15 for the all-ages show and can be purchased at CIVL.ca/retail, and be picked up at the event. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the shows start at 7:30 p.m.
The gala will also feature Oh No! Yoko, a band that has toured Europe and Canada in the past year with the likes of Said The Whale, Teen Daze and Chains of Love. Little Wild – formerly Rags to Radio – will perform. In 2012, the band was invited down to Los Angeles to perform at the historic Whiskey-A-Go-Go, and in September were selected to perform at the 2012 POP Montreal Music Festival alongside acts like Goyte and Grimes.The gala will also showcase multi-genre act The Parish Of Little Clifton, six-piece assortment The New Atlas, and a rising talent, singer-songwriter Casey Ambrose.