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Hot Panda, RALEIGH, Jasper Sloan Yip

Sat. March 23rd 2013 8pm - 11pm The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors) 8pm - 11pm
$10 at the door
Presented by: The Biltmore Cabaret
This vivacious group have the ability to harness the spirit of indie punk with melodic and textural maturity. Described in Esquire magazine as 'caustically charming', the band draws influence from jangly lo-fi indie pop, atmospheric psychedelic jam bands, 90s power rock, and, like everybody else, The Beatles and Radiohead.
Since their signing to Canada's Mint Records in 2008, HOT PANDA has released three critically acclaimed full length albums (2012's 'Go Outside', 2010's 'How Come I'm Dead', and 2009's 'Volcano, Bloody Volcano'). The band's releases have debuted at #1 on Canadian college charts, #19 on the CMJ Charts and earned them a 'Hot Track of the Week' selection in Rolling Stone Magazine (Chinatown Bus), an iTunes track of the week selection (Start Making Sense), and won 'Album of the Year' at the 2010 Edmonton Music Awards (for How Come I'm Dead?). Their most recent record 'Go Outside' was named #18 of the top 200 albums of 2012 on Canadian college radio. 'Go Outside' also appears on Air Canada's enRoute Inflight entertainment system.
After playing a sold-out show at Transmusicales in December of 2012, the band has been chosen by NME as one of the best bands of the festival, one of the top 10 bands to follow in the new year by French publication L'Express, and mentioned not once, but in two different contexts by French publication 'Les Inrocks' as a group to follow. The band also appeared live on French National Radio (Le Mouv), and the full HD video of their Transmusicales show is being broadcast on both French and German national television. And to the pleasure of their teenage selves, Hot Panda has recently been name dropped by Our Lady Peace's Raine Maida as "interesting new music" on, which, you know, for Canadians growing up in the 90s, is pretty darn cool.

Hot Panda (pop)

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By way of Edmonton, and now living in Vancouver, Mint recording artists Hot Panda recorded their sophomore album, How Come I'm Dead?, in less than a week during the midst of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic chaos, mostly live off the floor with few takes and overdubs, care of John Collins and David Carswell at JC/DC Studios. The band wanted it to soun... more info

Jasper Sloan Yip

Jasper and the gang have been at it for a couple of years now, proving their sound in a plethora of festivals, showcases, and traditional music venues. Jasper’s second album, Everyday And All at Once, is a sound that’s completely his own, yet so intuitive that it seems like your own. Every song is unique, and each song takes you on a bitterswee... more info
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