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Event Archive - PINK FLOYD ANIMALS & ECHOES TRIBUTE w/: PINK FLOYD ANIMALS TRIBUTE, PINK FLOYD ECHOES TRIBUTE, windows78, ARCTIC, Japanese Cowboy

Sat. November 3rd 2007 9pm Backstage Lounge (No Minors) 9pm
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Saturday, November 3rd I.M.U. presents PINK FLOYD ANIMALS & ECHOES TRIBUTE w/ WINDOWS '78, ARCTIC & JAPANESE COWBOY @ The Backstage Lounge on Granville Island (1585 Johnston St.) . 9pm

PINK FLOYD ANIMALS TRIBUTE - From their first Syd Barrett-led psych-pop record to their concept albums and elaborately presented live shows of the 1970s, Pink Floyd were space-rock pioneers who reached unprecedented heights of commercial and aesthetic success. PINK FLOYD ANIMALS TRIBUTE performs the entire ANIMALS album, which was released in 1977 and inspired in part by George Orwell's classic novel, "Animal Farm," with Waters' anthropomorphizing humanity to show the dehumanizing side of capitalism. ANIMALS divides humans into three categories -- dogs, pigs and sheep -- and features each classification in song. The dogs are merciless opportunists, grasping for success at any price; the pigs are pathetic, self-righteous tyrants; and the sheep are the mindless followers, being used by the dogs and pigs.

PINK FLOYD ECHOES TRIBUTE - Vancouver's Ween tribute band, JAPANESE COWBOY, (formed by singer/songwriter Miriam Davidson & Elijah Bak of The Dollar Store Jesus) will be delivering their tribute to one of Pink Floyd's most ambitious and musically diverse songs. Experimental oceanic sonar sounds set the mood and the opening lyrics place the listener at an underwater location where 'everything is green and submarine'. The song twists & turns, as though sounding a violent storm, then switches pace again with sonic texture suggesting the feeling of clearing air and receding winds after a violent storm. "Echoes", a song with lengthy instrumental passages, sound effects, and rock improvisation was written by all four members of the group (Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason) and provided the extended finale to Pink Floyd's album Meddle. Originally the composition was assembled from separate fragments and split in two parts to serve as both the opening and closing numbers in the band's film Live At Pompeii.

WINDOWS '78 dynamically explore a unique fusion of moody, guitar-driven rock and ambient electronica, delivering an innovative sound that appeals equally to humans, Martians and robots. Described as "somewhere between Spiritualized and Pink Floyd" (The Province) and "a new successor to the mantle of melancholy modern rock" (Prairie Dog), their CD "The Window Seat" showcases the premier space rock act as they craft a rich, evocative sound that weaves together melodic guitar lines, subtly deployed electronic loops and masterful playing.

ARCTIC conjures up a rich live experience by recording live guitar loops and constructing each song before the audience. Layers of haunting melodies cascade on top of richly improvised arrangements, with intertwining vocals and guitar melded into a chilled and airy soundscape.

PINK FLOYD ANIMALS TRIBUTE (PINK FLOYD "ANIMALS" CLASSIC ROCK TRIBUTE)

PINK FLOYD ANIMALS TRIBUTE - From their first Syd Barrett-led psych-pop record to their concept albums and elaborately presented live shows of the 1970s, Pink Floyd were space-rock pioneers who reached unprecedented heights of commercial and aesthetic success. PINK FLOYD ANIMALS TRIBUTE performs the entire ANIMALS album, which was released in 1977 ... more info

PINK FLOYD ECHOES TRIBUTE (PINK FLOYD "ECHOES" CLASSIC ROCK TRIBUTE)

PINK FLOYD ECHOES TRIBUTE - Vancouver's Ween tribute band, JAPANESE COWBOY, (formed by singer/songwriter Miriam Davidson & Elijah Bak of The Dollar Store Jesus) will be delivering their tribute to one of Pink Floyd's most ambitious and musically diverse songs. Experimental oceanic sonar sounds set the mood and the opening lyrics place the listener ... more info

windows78 (Space Rock)

In came a new kind of sound. A new style that is neither totally new nor super stylish, but a fresh and listenable sound nonetheless. Perhaps a soundscape for the robots on Mars. Perhaps a hallucinatory trip through the phones. Perhaps four fellas and four middle names all the same. Retro electronica and laptop beats. Guitars that swoon, sweep and ... more info

ARCTIC (Acoustic Looping POP)

ARCTIC began as a solo expedition from the North, but has expanded into a cross-Canadian adventure. The project emerged from frontman Marcus Martin's desire to never, ever be in another band again. After a childhood spent on the land in the isolated Northwest Territories of Canada, the guitarist travelled to the metropolis of Toronto and became ... more info

Japanese Cowboy (Cover band)

We're a cover band that specializes in the music of Ween. We used to be known as Boognish Rising. more info
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