$2 beer Free Pool Come Early for the Meat Draw!
first ever Make Music Vancouver event... June 21st 2011Fete de la Musique is a festival that celebrates the true spirit of music. It’s a free event that first began in France in 1983 and now occurs in cities all across Europe, the US and Japan. Vancouver is the first city on the West Coast to participate!
Late show: IMU presents MINK VALLEY, CHAPLYN, The RACKET, & The GENTLE INFIDELS MINK VALLEY - Hyperactive, loud, and infectious, Mink Valley is a three-headed monster with tongue planted in cheek and both feet planted firmly on distortion pedals. Full of catchy surf rock riffs, 90s indie rock nostalgia and hipster poetics, they play no frills garage rock with a timeless yet classic edge. http://www.myspace.com/minkvalley CHAPLYN deliver original, up-tempo, high energy funk rock complete with a horn section. Lead singer Angela has toured all over America as a background singer, singing on Letterman, Leno, Ellen, Dancing With The Stars, Good Morning America, The View and even a T-Bone Burnett record! Bring your sweat-bands and expect to be uncontrollably driven to dance to their contagious soul-inspired grooves. http://www.myspace.com/chaplynmusic The GENTLE INFIDELS offer a unique take on contemporary folk music, taking the energy of a symphony and compressing it into three instruments. Their music is fluid and melancholic, driving and intense, with tightly locked rhythms and unusual song structures that speak to a love of complex progressive rock. http://www.myspace.com/gentleinfidels THE RACKET is a a four-piece Vancouver-based band with male and female harmony vocals and a big sound. Playing alt indie rock with a pop flair, they write, produce, mix and master their own music. http://www.myspace.com/letsmakearacket
Sounds Like: Ween, Les Savy Fav, The Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, The Black Keys
Label: Shaft Studios
Bio: Welcome to Mink Valley (pop. 2)
The inhabitants of Mink Valley put a lot of love and sweat into their music.
How Mink Valley got started:
On a porch in North Vancouver Canada. It was early spring 2006, 2 partial projects were jamming. They knew they were on to something good, so they merged....See Full Bio
“Hyperactive, loud, and infectious are three adjectives that best describe Fred, Tanya and Jeremy; the three headed monster known in Vancouver as Mink Valley. The three friends decided to join forces on a porch in Northern Vancouver after playing in numerous projects apart, feeling the sound they could make together would be one beautiful disaster. Mink Valley has just completed their first LP and is already back in the studio working on the follow up. The Mink Valley LP, which can be purchased on the band’s website, is full of catchy surf rock riffs”