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Empire Alley, Dawntreader, Maplewood Lane, The Matine, Elephant Island, Funky Nashville

Wed. May 2nd 2007 8pm - 1:30 The Lamplighter (No Minors) 8pm - 1:30
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Presented by: New Music West

Empire Alley (Indie/Rock/Pop)

EMPIRE ALLEY - As if winning a city-wide battle of the bands in their first month of existence was not enough, indie pop-rock band Empire Alley took the prize money and recorded a debut EP that has them touring across Canada and has their EP single ‘Orange Revolution’ getting airplay 99.3 The Fox. Influenced by the likes of Spoon, Maximo... more info


Providing a fresh and hopeful sound to Vancouver’s music scene, Dawntreader endeavors to reach a level of musicianship, songwriting and production that is seldom seen in independent rock acts. Songwriters at their core, Dawntreader’s focus has always been on the craft of creating powerful, emotional songs that will resonate with the listener. T... more info

Maplewood Lane

This five-piece band from the Vancouver area has been playing together since 1998. They began as three friends writing and recording early demos together in a basement studio on the Sunshine Coast, and they have since evolved as a band performing throughout the Pacific Northwest. They sold sev-eral hundred copies of their early EPs: “Songs for th... more info

The Matine (Country Rock)

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Shoot out the lights, and stone the roses—there’s some strong autobiography going on between the lines of The Matinée’s debut full-length album, We Swore We’d See the Sunrise. Taking its title from a line in “L’Absinthe”— the true story of a night of madness and delirium experienced while on tour in Quebec told between bouts of spa... more info

Elephant Island (folky indie rock)

We were once the quietest band in Victoria, crooning and swooning in a local bookstore. We took it seriously, carefully crafting our acoustic experiments. We wrote long songs and played them at low volumes. It was paradise. Since those heady days we have increasingly incorporated more elements of pop music - like the chorus. I know! Watch out! Ham ... more info
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