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BANNED in Canada 4: Autoviolet, DoubtingParis, Damsel Fly, Tenant, Dan Mangan, Fidgital, and many more!

Thu. December 2nd 2004 8pm - 1am @  The Media Club (All Ages) 8pm - 1am
Presented by: The Barc Project
The Barc Project is proud to present BANNED IN Canada 4, an ongoing battle of the band series at the Media Club from Dec. 2nd – Jan. 8th. The goal of this competition is to give independent and unknown artists an opportunity to perform, gain exposure and win cash and prizes.

Previous winners have been:
BANNED in Canada 1 – A Steady Vertigo
BANNED in Canada 2 – Divided Loyalties
BANNED in Canada 3 – Keep it Secret

BANNED in Canada 4 will run for 5 weeks starting Dec. 2. Every Thursday night (excluding December 23rd), four bands will compete for the highest score. Scoring will be based on Audience Participation, Audience Enthusiasm, Stage Presence, Composition, Performance, and Originality. The band with the highest score card at the end of the night will advance to the finals Saturday Jan. 8th!

The final showdown will occur on the 5th week, when the 4 finalists go head to head in a good old sweaty musical play off! The finalist with the highest score card will be awarded the Cash Pot and prizes donated from local sponsors.

Round 1 Thursday Dec. 2nd
9pm – Etwinz
10pm – Autoviolet –
11pm – Audio Lava
12pm – Fidgital

Round 2 Thursday Dec. 9th
9pm – Dan Mangan
10pm – Brent Tyler
11pm – The Febuary’s
12pm – Eyemu

Round 3 Thursday Dec. 16th
9pm – Tenant
10pm – Doubting Paris
11pm – Damsel Fly
12pm – Drama: Queen

Round 4 Thursday Dec. 30th
9pm – Carly Thomas
10pm – Whitfield
11pm – Melissa McCready
12pm – Wiggler

Autoviolet (Rock/Electronica hybrid)

Fueled by the energy of driving modern rock, coupled with the upbeat sounds of electronica and soulful vocal styling; AUTOVIOLET is the next step forward in musical evolution. This dynamic, female-fronted, four-piece group fuses their high-energy performance with unique character and intensity. Complemented with engaging projection screen visuals, ... more info


Timothy Lindberg - lead vocals, guitars Zaac Pick - guitars, keyboards, vocals Benjamin Rogers - bass, vocals Jay Stewart - drums, vocals You're driving down the road in a convertible, with the top down, on the first day of fall. Its a cloudy day, but the evening sun is trying desperately to fight its way through the grey. You slow down to take... more info

Damsel Fly

Blending heavy guitar riffs with an intense rhythm section and powerful, hauntingly beautiful female vocals, Vancouver Canada's Damsel Fly is unafraid to take the road less traveled and pave the way one fan at time. Formed in 2004, the combination of Lisa (lead vocals and guitar), Mike (lead guitar and vocals), Mario (bass) and Chris (drums) has... more info


Four-piece rock band making buzz on Vancouver scene. Been playing all over Vancouver, and recently won round one of the Juggernaut BOB. Recording at Mushroom studios to begin early May. more info

Dan Mangan (Indie/Folk)

The son of lawyer Mike Mangan. "The deliciously downbeat Postcards and Daydreaming a good sulky-day companion for anyone who has already invested in the collected works of Hayden or Crooked Fingers." -The Georgia Straight Gaining fans with every performance, Dan Mangan is slowly making his way from Vancouver to the depths of your listening... more info

Fidgital (Electro pop)

Jazz. Electronica. Pop. Winners of the 2004 Canadian Independent Music Award for Favourite Electronica Artist/Group, Fidgital are working hard to create new forms of vocal dance music. & to play it. Live. “Spyglass”, the debut album, was a Canada-wide hit, reaching #1 on the national Top 10 electronica albums by radio play in 2002, as tracked b... more info
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