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Event Archive - The FEMINISTS CD Release Party w/: The Feminists, The Smears, Swanvista, Portico

Sat. February 9th 2008 8pm @  The Media Club (No Minors) 8pm
Tickets at: http://www.imuproductions.com
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Saturday, February 9th I.M.U. presents The FEMINISTS CD Release Party w/ The SMEARS, SWANVISTA & PORTICO @ The Media Club, 695 Cambie. Doors 8pm / $10 - Purchase advance tickets online @ http://www.imuproductions.com

THE FEMINISTS - An energetic, engaging combination of angelic vocals along with jangle-punk guitar and driving, emotive keyboards, The Feminists bring together a powerful combination of unpredictable, loud, and exciting sound. Jet engine chaos is instantly replaced by fragile, delicate beauty before leaping back to frenzied distortion: power-pop meets art-rock meets psychedelia meets emo-core. One of Vancouver's hardest working indie bands, The Feminists have charted on college stations from Nanaimo to Halifax, toured across Canada without an agent, manager or record label support, opening for bands like The Weakerthans and NoMeansNo. Be sure to join them at The Media Club for a night of killer tunes as they deliver new songs from their latest CD with special guests The Smears, Swan Vista & Portico! http://www.thefeminists.net

The SMEARS - Winners of this year's CFOX Seeds competition, the kind of material that The Smears turn out verges on alchemy, combining elements of old and new school punk & rock with undeniably beautiful melodies into intense, catchy punk-pop that's flooded with passion and emotion. Having released their first full length recording "Asthenic Process", they are finally ready to take their barely controllable live performance out into the world to inject some life back into an industry that has become tired, complacent, and irrelevant. Go, listen, observe, feel, think, sweat, and when you wake up the next day, prepare to spread the word! http://www.myspace.com/thevancitysmears

SWAN VISTA is an exciting, eclectic trio that explores many different styles of music with equal conviction. Composition, improvisation, instrumentals and singing with Chad MacQuarrie on guitar and vocals, Skye Brooks on drums and Tommy Babin on bass. http://www.myspace.com/swanvista

PORTICO combines striking female vocals with tight, angular indie rock and a big sound. Featuring past and present members of Pluteous and Trains Across The Sea, their musical touchstones including Blonde Redhead, Tortoise and Slint. http://www.porticonation.com

The Feminists (prog-rock / power-pop)

Power-pop meets prog-rock meets art-rock meets psychedelia meets emo-core equals Allyson Mara and three Token Males known to all as The Feminists. Gaze upon our work, ye mighty, and despair. more info

The Smears

Combining elements of both old and new school punk and rock with the addition of undeniably beautiful melodies, The Smears create an indestructible, intense style flooded with passion and emotion. Powerhouse drummer Angela, paired with the uninhibited soaring vocal stylings and guitar playing of Rene, founded The Smears in late 2002 in Vancouver Br... more info

Swanvista (all over the place)

swanvista is an electic quartet with chad macquarrie on vocals and guitar, tommy babin on upright and electric bass, sky brookes on drums and vocals and masa anzai on sax and electronics more info

Portico

PORTICO - The band combines striking female vocals with tight, angular indie rock and a big sound. Featuring past and present members of Pluteous and Trains Across The Sea. more info
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