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Late show: IMU presents ATTACK OF THE MONSTER BANDS! BONE DADDIES, SWANK, The LIQUOR KINGS & THE MILK PIPES SWANK delivers an unholy alliance of rock, country, soul, gospel, blues and punk styles that go together like moonshine and mason jars, preaching and sinning, Vegas and vice. A featured artist at the 2010 Winter Olympics, their glorious mayhem has earned them a loyal fan base on both sides of the Atlantic in the wake of regular hometown shows and two memorable tours of the UK and Ireland. Swank's raucous shows combine truly original songs with choice covers from greats such as Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, serving the very finest in high-octane, foot-stomping barroom belligerence that inhabits the lawless borderlands between Americana, punk and rock & roll. http://www.facebook.com/IWantSwank?sk=info The BONE DADDIES have created a new sound that is familiar and yet distinctively unique, taking influences from a wide variety of musical genres including ska, reggae, swing, jazz, rockabilly and punk. Moving dance floors with their newly fused sound, they present a musical momentum that is hard not to get swept up in. http://www.facebook.com/bonedaddies The LIQUOR KINGS are a dynamic Vancouver rock band with notoriously entertaining live shows and a powerhouse brand of high energy rock & roll. Together they collectively bring decades of performance and musical experience to the table to produce a fun, fast paced, no holds barred sound that encourages audiences to get up and party like they mean it! http://www.theliquorkings.com The MILK PIPES - Sounding like a ‘63 Impala comin sideways around a corner on two wheels, The Milk Pipes always drop the hammer on their original tunes with a joyful and reckless abandon. Tube amps and classic guitars slash against the solid punch of a rhythm section born to serve the song while keys and ukes underpin the whole cacophony with delicious counter melodies. http://www.myspace.com/themilkpipes Doors: 8:00 pm. Admission: $10 Purchase advance tickets online @ http://www.imuproductions.com/tix
Late show: IMU presents The HEAVIES 20th Birthday Celebration! It's been 20 years since a teenage Heavies forged their unique filet of fuzztones and farfisas with a trademark garage surf sound that's equal parts Ventures, Sonics and Mersey Beat. They earned significant notoriety for their high energy live shows at many of Vancouver's long-forgotten dives. Though MIA and sorely missed for the better part of 15 years, they'll be busting out the Mosrites to celebrate their 20th birthday in style! http://www.myspace.com/theheavieswillkickyourass The MILK PIPES - Sounding like a 63 Impala comin sideways around a corner on two wheels, The Milk Pipes always drop the hammer on their original tunes with a joyful and reckless abandon. Tube amps and classic guitars slash against the solid punch of a rhythm section born to serve the song while keys and ukes underpin the whole cacophony with delicious counter melodies. http://www.myspace.com/themilkpipes The TRACK ARROWS - In the early 20th Century, the traqueros laid down shiny, steel tracks for the fledgling American railway system. In the early 21st Century, The Track Arrows honour these blue-collar heroes by laying down shiny, rail-inspired musical tracks for the flourishing Vancouver music scene. It is hard, dirty, and sometimes dangerous work that requires strong harmonizing and iron-clad rhythm. http://www.facebook.com/thetrackarrows http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=184916251561189
Late show: WALTER DANDY & The DUSTY SEEDS deliver a unique hybrid of folk, rock, western, swing and country, employing sweet skills on a banjo, a pedal steel, a few guitars, some harmonica and a little bit of organ. http://www.myspace.com/walterdandy DESERT RADIO - With an original combination of classic rock, southern rock and Americana, Desert Radio is the soundtrack of a road trip to Juarez in a '68 Dodge with Merle Haggard, The Who and the Heartbreakers all playing on the mix tape stuck in the dashboard deck. Their song "February Day" was featured on Budweiser.com, became the number one ranked Americana song in the history of Garageband.com, and was used by NASCAR in a video tribute to Dale Earnhardt Sr that was broadcast throughout North America. http://www.myspace.com/desertradio The MILK PIPES - Sounding like a '63 Impala comin' sideways around a corner on two wheels, The Milk Pipes always drop the hammer on their original tunes with a joyful and reckless abandon. Tube amps and classic guitars slash against the solid punch of a rhythm section born to serve the song while keys and ukes underpin the whole cacophony with delicious counter melodies. http://www.myspace.com/themilkpipes SOMETHING PAISLEY - Byrd's flavoured psychedelic country-rock from one of Vancouver's newest bands! http://www.myspace.com/somethingpaisley
Late show: IMU presents XXXMAS HOOTENANNY! The MATINEE is emerging as one of the West Coast's premier independent bands. Blending a passion for fine ale and finely crafted tunes, they offer a unique spin on a roots rock sound that is quickly attracting both national and international audiences. Writing songs that paint pictures of empty bottles and broken hearts, broken bottles and empty hearts, their collection of songs vividly comes to life. As they continue with their hard-nosed, DIY, blue collar work ethic, there is little doubt that this show is worth the price of admission. http://www.myspace.com/thematinee The GASTOWN ROYALS - Some of Vancouver's hardest working & partying Bourbon Pub staff deliver straight up contagious alt-country with sweet ass vocals, mouth harp, banjo, ukulele, guitars and percussion. Some of the band's many interests and influences include whittling, spittoons, rocking chairs, straw hats, horse drawn carriages, Clint Eastwood, scrappin'n'cussin, cornbread, neckin' (with their best gals of course), barroom brawling, homemade jam, bathtub gin and everything olde timey! http://www.myspace.com/TheGastownRoyals TERMINAL STATION take the traditional classic blues sound and kick it into high gear. Their music is raw and exciting - full of fat bass lines, explosive drumming, risk taking guitar solos and impassioned vocals. Featuring key players in Vancouvers blues and roots scene, they've toured Canada and Europe, playing such festivals as the Calgary Folk Fest, Winnipeg Folk Fest, and the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival while earning a reputation as a must see live act. http://www.myspace.com/terminalstationband The MILK PIPES always drop the hammer on their original tunes with a joyful and reckless abandon. Three years, over 50 shows on, and with a new album almost in the can, The Pipes are having the kind of good time that can only come from within.They are a band of brothers who always share their beer... until it's the last one, then it's war. You'll hear them coming so stomp your feet or get the hell out of the way. http://www.myspace.com/themilkpipes