The Fraser Valley Battle of the Bands, will be kicking off next week, Saturday May 11th at Aftermath.
47 bands submitted applications from Chilliwack all the way to Delta. A panel from CIVL has pared it down to 18 bands representing a mix of genres including rock, blues, pop, funk, metal, punk and world.
Participating bands are: 7th Avenue, Big Damn Heroes, Captain Blast! & the INCISION, Casinos, Derrival, Empty After, Guts and Glory, Hot Lunch, Hrdwtr, Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group, Lonely Cave Kings, Losses, Merciful Angel, MG Graveyard, Minnesota Nice, Old Mare , Poppy and the Pistols, Yes Men Jr.
The first six rounds will be followed by fan voting to decide three final wildcard bands to play in the 3 final rounds. Check back for the full schedule release, and band bios.