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Event Archive - COUNTRY ROOTS-ROCK BLUES w/: The Matine, Desert Radio, Closely Watched Trains

Fri. January 16th 2009 8PM - 11PM doors at 7PM The Bourbon (No Minors) 8PM - 11PM doors at 7PM
Tickets at: imuproductions.com
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Friday, Jan 16th IMU presents The MATINEE, DESERT RADIO & CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS @ The Bourbon, 50 West Cordova . Early show 8-11pm sharp / Purchase advance tickets online @ imuproductions.com

The MATINEE has emerged as one of the west coasts premier independent bands. Blending a passion for fine ale and finely crafted tunes, The Matinée offer a unique spin on a roots-rock sound that is quickly attracting both national and international audiences. Writing songs that paint pictures of empty bottles and broken hearts, broken bottles and empty hearts, their collection of songs has effortlessly come to life. As they continue with their hard-nosed, do it yourself, blue collar work ethic, there is little doubt that this show is worth the price of admission. Hold on to your seats & its showtime for The Matinée! http://www.myspace.com/thematinee

DESERT RADIO's original combination of Americana, Classic & Southern Rock is the soundtrack of a road trip to Juarez in a '68 Dodge where Merle Haggard, The Who and Elvis Costello all play on the mix tape stuck in the dashboard deck. A few years ago, old friends were looking for an excuse to hang out, drink lots of beer and write some great, country-flavoured rock 'n' roll, and one thing led to another and they soon found themselves playing shows and recording tracks. "February Day" (from their recently released debut album) became the number one ranked Americana genre song in the history of garageband.com, leading to features on Budweiser.com as well as NASCAR's use of the track in a Speed Channel video tribute to Dale Earnhardt Sr. that was broadcast throughout North America. http://www.myspace.com/desertradio

CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS are a two man old timey blues-folk rock duo that will bring you back in time as they perform originals that envelop you in bluesy Southern charm.

The Matine (Country Rock)

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Shoot out the lights, and stone the roses—there’s some strong autobiography going on between the lines of The Matinée’s debut full-length album, We Swore We’d See the Sunrise. Taking its title from a line in “L’Absinthe”— the true story of a night of madness and delirium experienced while on tour in Quebec told between bouts of spa... more info

Desert Radio (Americana, Classic & Southern Rock)

DESERT RADIO's original combination of Americana, Classic & Southern Rock is the soundtrack of a road trip to Juarez in a '68 Dodge where Merle Haggard, The Who and Elvis Costello all play on the mix tape stuck in the dashboard deck. A few years ago, old friends Scott (Evil Roy Slade) and Patrick (Powerman 5000) were looking for an excuse to hang o... more info

Closely Watched Trains

All-acoustic instruments and more energy than a lightning storm, Closely Watched Trains play old-timey blues, rockin' country stomps, and heartbreaking folk ballads. This trio of young Vancouver musicians play with more heart, soul, and pure whiskey-drinking, hell-raising passion than any other acoustic group around. Be sure to check out their ne... more info
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