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Event Archive - Lions In The Street, Grass City, WAR OF THE MINDS, Dukes of the Archipelago

Fri. August 22nd 2008 Railway Club (No Minors)
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Friday, August 22nd I.M.U. presents LIONS IN THE STREET, GRASS CITY, WAR OF THE MINDS & DUKES OF THE ARCHIPELAGO @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir

LIONS IN THE STREET create rock'n'roll that is fierce and genuine, invoking vintage Stones swagger and raunchy boogie rock 'n' roll with lean attack and ass-kicking rhythmic sense. Formerly known as The Years, the Lions have shared stages with the likes of Jet, Kings of Leon, Ambulance Ltd, The Dirtbombs and The Zutons and "explode with a Stones/Small Faces onslaught that drips with jubilant passion, as well as very loud guitars played with giddy abandon" (Guitar Player Magazine). Michael Corcoran of the Austin American-Statesman extols the Lions as being "the first great band I saw this year at SXSW!" http://www.myspace.com/lionsinthestreet

GRASS CITY is a cathartic, foot-stompin' jug of musical moonshine -- soul-stirring Southern Doom Blues of the highest order. Their live show is a bruising, head-thrashing, tear-jerking experience that bulldozes the audience into heavenly oblivion with a thick Skynyrd-esque three-guitar assualt, scratched whiskey vocals and a Sabbathian worship of the Riff. It sounds like rock and roll savin' your soul, the sound of meat hittin' the grill. It sounds like goddamn GRASS CITY! http://www.myspace.com/grasscity

WAR OF THE MINDS can do things mere mortals can only dream of - playing instruments with three hands at once, singing with forked melodies, winning music competitions held on other planets, and transfusing their potent musical elixir into your bloodstream with a thrilling combination of intense guitars, commanding vocals, inventive bass and rollercoaster drums. Their riff-heavy music is dynamic and contagious with a darkly grooving edge, bridging epic guitar rock with female-fronted psychedelia into an explosive new sound! http://www.waroftheminds.com

DUKES OF THE ARCHIPELAGO play fervent rock and roll, fiery lamentations, drunken hymns. They write songs with the heart of the forest floor and play them with the frenzied soul of the city. The combination of traditional folk-based songs with the explosive Energy-excitement and unpredictability of their live performance creates the sound that they are quickly becoming known for. A year and a half worth of playing together has given them a strong sense of what they are musically and where they are going. http://www.myspace.com/dukesofthearchipelago

Lions In The Street (rock'n'roll)

“What the Stones were, what the Dandy Warhols should’ve been.” --Magnet Magazine When you get kicked in the balls, you have two choices: double over and cry, or force a lying smile and tell the motherfucker, “You missed”. After a rough experience with a ... more info

WAR OF THE MINDS

WAR OF THE MINDS can do things mere mortals can only dream of -- playing instruments with three hands at once, singing with forked melodies, winning music competitions held on other planets, and transfusing their potent musical elixir into your bloodstream with an intense combination of emotionally raw vocals, post-punk guitars, rollercoaster drums... more info

Dukes of the Archipelago (ROCK-FOLK)

DUKES OF THE ARCHIPELAGO play fervent rock and roll, fiery lamentations, drunken hymns. They write songs with the heart of the forest floor and play them with the frenzied soul of the city. The combination of traditional folk-based songs with the explosive Energy-excitement and unpredictability of their live performance creates the sound that they ... more info
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