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Event Archive - The DREADNOUGHTS, The ELIXXXERS, FIRST TIME VICTOR & FRIENDS OF 7: The Dreadnoughts, First Time Victor, Aleks and the Ramps, The EliXXXirs

Sat. June 7th 2008 Railway Club (No Minors)
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Saturday, June 7th I.M.U. presents The DREADNOUGHTS, FIRST TIME VICTOR, ALEKS AND THE RAMPS & The ELIXXXERS @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir

The DREADNOUGHTS - Ball-busting Celt-punk from Vancouver's newest group of drunken misfits, with a shot of pirate-shanty, a shot of Irish melody and a triple-chaser of street punk. The result is a powerful live sound, with whirling fiddles, mandolins and accordions inviting you into a world of drink and debauchery. Imagine Rancid had their tour bus hijacked by a group of inebriated gypsies... and you're beginning to understand. Be sure to come out and catch these young up-and-comers who opened for The Real McKenzies!

FIRST TIME VICTOR - Influenced by Mr Cyclopede, quantum physics, Captain Caveman, coconuts, First Time Victor distills a brand new mix of grooves, resulting in a Jambalaya of original sound that has the crowds on their feet, dancing wildly to their bouncy Afro-Caribbean grooves!

ALEKS AND THE RAMPS - Deadpanning salubrious songs of misanthropic romance, Australia's indie shock-tigers aleks & the ramps zigzag lightning-fast between disparate constellation points of delicate banjo melodies, death-metal worthy speed mash-ups, pretty glockenspiels and five part vocal harmonies.

The ELIXXXERS - A dash of Rockabilly, a pinch of Punk, and a shake of Ska - blend it with pop/rock and you have an elixir that people want a taste of. Heat it on high with Bobbi-Jo's racy lyrics, Chris' violating bass lines, and Dave's delectable drumming and you have The Elixxxirs the trio that has audiences screaming for MORE!

First Time Victor (Tropical Pop grooves)

Afro-Caribbean grooves mixed with pop and layered vocals. A sure original mix that fills-in dance floors across the city. Originally formed by 2 college friends, Mike Pugh, guitar pro, and Brad Bradley, bass vistuoso, soon joined by a Frenchy, Alex Babeanu, who's been navigating in various circles in the past. more info

Aleks and the Ramps (Devil/May/Care)

Intoxicatingly eclectic noise-pop quintet from Melbourne Australia. Featuring the multi-intsrumental talents of Aleks, Denim Owl, Extreme Wheeze, Black Wasp and Flying Simon, the group's distinctive banjo-driven sound brims with an absorbing, playful energy. more info

The EliXXXirs

It is THE ELIXXXIRS' sworn duty to get you moving faster than a prune juice smoothie. Since their start in 2005, the band has developed far beyond its original ska/reggae format, serving up an original and infectious mix of pop, rock, and punk. The Elixxxirs are a fixture on Vancouver's live scene and they regularly tour Western Canada, building a ... more info
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