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Event Archive - The Rheostatics, The Buttless Chaps

Sat. October 23rd 2004 8pm - 2am @  The Media Club (No Minors) 8pm - 2am
$16 advance
Presented by: Upstream Entertainment
For more than two decades, THE RHEOSTATICS have mapped new frontiers across Canada, embracing the nation that bore them and reinterpreting its sea-to-shining-sea grandeur in music of startling variety and indisputable beauty. The band has remained fiercely loyal to a unique vision that is entirely dependent upon the alchemical interaction of its members, the catalyzing friction that renders gold from lesser metals - and that distinguishes the Rheostatics from bands of lesser mettle.
Their music has been described variously as "prog-rock," "art-rock," "orchestral psychedelia" and "a loosely organized cacophony of sound," all of which reveal the frustrating limits of language, especially as employed in the service of music journalism. As the irrepressible court jesters of culture insist, writing about music is like dancing about sculpture.
THE RHEOSTATICS are also famous for nurturing new talent. In the beginning, their annual, and now legendary, Green Sprouts Music Week, which not only showcased the Rheos, but gave new opportunity to up-and-coming bands searching for opportunity. That same supportive attitude now extends to their annual Fall Nationals, the latest of which is a 5-night stand at the Media Club in Vancouver 2004.

The Rheostatics

For more than two decades, the Rheostatics have mapped new frontiers across Canada, embracing the nation that bore them and reinterpreting its sea-to-shining-sea grandeur in music of startling variety and indisputable beauty. The band has remained fiercely loyal to a unique vision that is entirely dependent upon the alchemical interaction of its me... more info

The Buttless Chaps (Alternative)

The Buttless Chaps started playing in early 1998 in Victoria, British Columbia. The band moved to Vancouver in 2001, and signed with Mint Records and have released 5 albums. Their 6th album is slated to be released October 14th , 2008. more info
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