Live Music

SPARKLE BLOOD to play L&R2016 mainstage!

Thanks to the alignment of the stars, CKXU's annual FUNdrive, and the generosity of one of the coolest local bands, we are pleased to announce that SPARKLE BLOOD will be joining the Love & Records 2016 main-stage lineup!  CKXU's #FundTheFrequency campaign asked listeners for support in our upgrade from 100 Watts to 3,000 Watts of broadcast power - on the last day SPARKLE BLOOD played live in Studio 1 at the University of Lethbridge's Digital Audio Arts facility.  After an amazing in-studio session and during their post-performance interview SPARKLE BLOOD offered to play a local show in return for a generous donation to the station.  The Love & Records booking team pounced on the opportunity!  This fortuitous arrangement allows Love & Records to further support campus-community radio while showcasing amazing local talent.  Details are being worked out so the band will receive compensation in addition to profile during the Love & Records music festival.  Stay tuned for more details...

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