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Event Archive - THOR CD Release Party & Tour Kick-Off w/ special guests The DARKEST OF THE HILLSIDE THICKETS & more!: Thor, The Darkest Of The Hillside Thickets, Trophy Wife, Midnight Lightning

Sat. April 17th 2010 10pm - 3am doors at 9pm Railway Club (No Minors) 10pm - 3am doors at 9pm
$10 @ the door
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Saturday, April 17th IMU presents THOR CD Release Party & Tour Kick-Off w/ special guests The DARKEST OF THE HILLSIDE THICKETS, TROPHY WIFE & MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING Hendrix Tribute @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Doors 9pm / Cover $10 @ the door

Vulcan Sky Records and Ektro Records are pleased to announce THOR's CD release party and Canadian/European Tour launch! Thor's Kelowna-based backing band SEVERED SERENITY fuses power-packed rock, prog and metal to create their distinct sound. Vulcan Sky Recording artists Frank Soda & Jett Starsystems will also be making special onstage guest appearances with Thor this rockin' evening!

THOR - An enduring icon of glam rock/metal and one of the true originators of rock theatre, Thor's enviable music career was launched with an appearance on the Merv Griffin Show and he's maintained a steady pace ever since, selling hundreds of thousands of records around the globe. Starting out in Vancouver, Thor first made waves in the bodybuilding world, becoming Mr. Canada and Mr. USA while using heavy music as an intensive training tool. He's also become an actor and producer, turning out collectible cult classics like "Rock & Roll Nightmare", "Graveyard" and "Zombie Nightmare", starring in "The Intercessor", and appearing in "Murder At The Presidio" and "A Family Lost" to rave reviews. Stay tuned to Thor's adventures on YouTube and download free tracks at http://www.myspace.com/ThorRockWarrior

The DARKEST OF THE HILLSIDE THICKETS is a rock band dedicated to promoting the literature of H.P. Lovecraft, who wrote of lost cities, tainted geneology, alien gods, and that fabled tome, The Necronomicon. While they haven't been able to get their hands on the ancient spellbook, The Thickets have their own brand of corruption they're on a Lovecraftian binge of madness, and they mean to take you with them. They have a reputation for entrancing and inciting their live audiences with a melodic blend of energetic punk and rock while wearing graphic costumes that help bring their good-naturedly macabre songs to life. The latest Darkest of the Hillside Thickets project is "The Shadow Out of Tim" concept album, a reimagining of Lovecraft's short story "The Shadow Out of Time." http://www.Thickets.net

TROPHY WIFE put the mental back in instrumental, combining blistering riffs, funky bass and rhythmic beats into an intensely contagious blend that has hooked fans at venues throughout Vancouver. It's hard to pin down their mix of rock, funk, metal and blues, but they've steadily made believers out of legions of people who simply didn't know they would like an instrumental act until they heard Trophy Wife. Foregoing a singer and the desire to be conventional or mainstream, Trophy Wife steals all the glory for themselves by dazzling ears, pleasing eyes, moving asses, melting faces and doing other unmentionable things to every other body part you can think of! http://www.myspace.com/TrophyWifeBand

MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING HENDRIX TRIBUTE - The pure musical genius of JIMI HENDRIX made him one of the most influential guitarists ever in modern music. Self-taught and left-handed, he played with a right-handed Fender Stratocaster turned upside down and restrung, and his use of the Strat's tremelo bar was one of the signature elements of his blues-influenced style of rock music. He perfected the deliberate use of distortion and feedback to complement his natural virtuoso ability, all the while exuding unequaled charisma, raw talent, and creativity to deliver some of the most revolutionary music of the 20th Century. Be sure to come out and take in the timeless music of Jimi Hendrix this special evening, as Midnight Lightning featuring Mike Zyke Of The Unknown Soldiers Doors Tribute, deliver their loving tribute to the raucous and anthemic Hendrix experience! http://www.myspace.com/518648330

Thor

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The Darkest Of The Hillside Thickets (Nerd punk)

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets is a band that is dedicated to promoting the literature of H.P. Lovecraft, who wrote of lost cities, tainted geneology, alien gods, and that fabled tome, The Necronomicon. The Thickets haven't been able to get ahold of the ancient spellbook, but they've got their own brand of corruption. They're on a Lovecraft b... more info

Trophy Wife (70's influenced intrumental rock'n'roll)

TROPHY WIFE put the mental back in instrumental, combining shredding guitar solos, funk bass, Latin rhythms and jazz-classical piano into a contagious blend that has garnered fans at venues like The Roxy, Media Club, Buffalo Club and Columbia. Comprised of Louie Anyos, the most unsung guitar hero on the planet, Darryl Greer on bass, the funkiest wh... more info

Midnight Lightning (Jimi Hendrix Tribute)

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MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING - The pure musical genius of JIMI HENDRIX made him one of the most influential guitarists ever in modern music. Self-taught and left-handed, he perfected the deliberate use of distortion and feedback to complement his natural virtuoso ability while exuding unequaled charisma, raw talent and creativity to deliver some of the most ... more info
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