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Event Archive - Facefest 2004: 21 acts including, Pax, Betty Kracker, Motorama, Evan Symons, Richard Fordham, Richard Fordham, Richard Fordham

Sat. July 17th 2004 8pm- - 3am Railway Club (No Minors) 8pm- - 3am
$8 members $10 guest
This is FacePlant's annual "Celebration of Specialness."

Here's the official press release:

For our 12th anniversary celebratory fundraiser for the practice space FacePlant (east end Vancouver), we have an unprecedented twenty-one bands/solo artists performing between two rooms in one venue. Yes, we're taking over the Railway Club Smoking Room as well!

In addition to a couple of 'debuts' (ie. Slowpoke, Uber Sissy, Betty Kracker), FaceFest will as usual feature an eclectic selection of some of Vancouver's very finest established musical talent. Each set will be approximately fifteen minutes in length (a bit longer on the Small Stage). Shared equipment, diligent emcees and immaculate stage management (!) should make it indeed possible for this number of acts to 'fit' between the Start time of 8:00 PM and last call! Actually, we figure it will be all over by 3:00AM. Hey, we've been doing this sort of thing annually for eight years, now! Come see how it's done, and join in the fun.

Show Starts 8:00PM sharp!
On the Main Stage in this order (subject to change):
Wet Exit - rock
Pax - alt rock
Reverberators Remix - experimental instro-surf/rock
Betty Kracker - grrr-radge four-way
The Hunter Cometh - heavy rock
Vancourtland Rangers - mod revival
Emergency - punk rock
Filthy Rocket - punk rock
Salmon Arm - art-rock
Seventh Image - synthetic analogue bombast
Motorama - rhythm, volume and intensity
Walkerband - swaggering punk rock
Bughouse Five - most entertaining rockabilly band around
Uber Sissy - heavy

Starting at 9:00PM on the Small Stage (Smoking Room):
Huskee Dudes - sounds like...only acoustic
Richard Fordham - the one and obscure
Azul Salvaje - electro-organic folktronica
al contraire - folk punk (punk folk?)
Evan Symons - the one and only
The Rain and The Sidewalk - moody semi-electronic post-post punk artpop
Slowpoke - slow punk

Tickets are $10.00 at the door for general public, $8 for Railway Club members. Please contact Mr. E at FacePlant at 604-253-2542 in advance to arrange press passes/guest listeds. Email for further info: mr_e@faceplant.org or grrrabbit@hotmail.com.

Betty Kracker

Betty Kracker kicked off their live music takeover of Vancouver at the Railway Club in July, as participants of FaceFest 2004 (dozens were slain, appreciation flowed). The song "S.C.W." recorded live at FaceFest, was recorded at FacePlant for Red Cat Records anti-Campbell compilation spring 2005. Full length ep "Easy Bay Coven" was released ... more info

Motorama (garage Punk)

revved up, stripped down, revved right the heck back up again, we bring it and we leave it right there on the carpet more info

Evan Symons (indie rock, acoustic)

Evan Symons is a “One Person Band” and a solo acoustic artist currently residing part-time in both Vancouver and Texada Island, BC. For his “One Person Band” work, Evan currently records all of the instruments including real drums, but in the past has experimented extensively with drum machines. For live performances, he sings and pl... more info

Richard Fordham (all styles, covers and original)

Richard Fordham's Profile Born and raised in Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario, Richard started playing and writing music in high school. Since then, he's worked on an extensive list of projects covering many disciplines and styles. His musical skills include arranging, conducting, bass, voice, and percussion. His other interests include law... more info

Richard Fordham (all styles, covers and original)

Richard Fordham's Profile Born and raised in Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario, Richard started playing and writing music in high school. Since then, he's worked on an extensive list of projects covering many disciplines and styles. His musical skills include arranging, conducting, bass, voice, and percussion. His other interests include law... more info

Richard Fordham (all styles, covers and original)

Richard Fordham's Profile Born and raised in Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario, Richard started playing and writing music in high school. Since then, he's worked on an extensive list of projects covering many disciplines and styles. His musical skills include arranging, conducting, bass, voice, and percussion. His other interests include law... more info
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