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PARLOUR STEPS, MATTHEW WALKO, PEPPER SANDS & JUSTIN HEWITT: Parlour Steps, Matthew Walko, Pepper Sands, Justin Hewitt

Fri. December 7th 2007 9:30pm - 2am doors at 9pm Backstage Lounge (No Minors) 9:30pm - 2am doors at 9pm
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Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Friday, December 7th I.M.U. presents PARLOUR STEPS, MATTHEW WALKO, PEPPER SANDS & JUSTIN HEWITT @ The Backstage Lounge on Granville Island (1585 Johnston St.) . 9pm

PARLOUR STEPS combine anthemic rock, expansive space-pop, experimental electronica and jazz into their own unique sound coined as Thought Rock. Equal parts rhythm, melody and epiphany, their music is both stormy and playful while unafraid of asking big questions and taking musical risks. Their International Songwriting Competition winning song "Thieves of Memory" can be heard on the Adidas website, the TV show "Whistler" and the Sonicbids Listen Vol. 2 CD. Expect to hear songs from their 4th & newest CD, "Ta Da!" (distributed nationally by Scratch Records) as well as some favourites from their first 3 CDs!

MATTHEW WALKO (formerly EDMUND) play intelligent rock/pop music inspired by artists like The Beatles, The Cure, Radiohead, The Smiths, Death Cab and David Bowie with dashes of Classic Rock/Motown/Blues thrown in for good measure.

PEPPER SANDS have always managed to present their own world of atmospheric, compelling sounds with a passionate approach. Having opened for 54-40, Sleater-Kinney and Matthew Good, the Vancouver quartet comes charging out of the gate with hyperactive tunes, staccato pop bursts and plenty of amped-up frustration. Citizen A's magnetic stage presence demands attention as she weaves an electric, connected web of melody and prose. Guitar giant Jay Slye is well armed to dole out aggressive riffs and ringing tones, sometimes drilling choruses and other times melting phrases with expert ease. Don't miss their exciting next chapter of sound!

JUSTIN HEWITT - Talented singer-songwriter Justin Hewitt is an intense, original and dynamic young artist with tremendous musical ability that delivers songs that range from powerful rhythmically driven tunes to to slower more artistic, unique and melodic songs. Raw, honest, thoughtful and emotional, this up-and-comer has been performing for over 10 years and is currently capturing international attention. Drawing from personal and life experiences, his songs are a complex mosaic of commentaries of love, life and the intricacies of personal relationships.

Parlour Steps

The October 2009 release of The Hidden Names by Nine Mile Records act Parlour Steps should finally put a spotlight on one of Canada’s most intriguing bands. “If there is an overall theme to be distilled it would be of the never-ending search for meaning and connection in today’s world,” Caleb Stull, the band’s founder, chief songwriter, ... more info

Pepper Sands

FOREST STRAYS - so goes the way to find the new...exciting and true...what you want but are afraid to ask for...breathe and let go - travels and streams... with luv from citizen A of Pepper Sands more info
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