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CHINA SYNDROME Album Release w/ guests: China Syndrome, Danny Echo, BLACK, RED AND BLONDE, The Spheres

Sat. March 7th 2015 9:30pm doors at 9pm Railway Club (No Minors) 9:30pm doors at 9pm
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Saturday, March 7th IMU presents CHINA SYNDROME Album Release w/ DANNY ECHO, BLACK, RED & BLONDE + The SPHERES @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

CHINA SYNDROME is a melodic rock band from Vancouver who combine driving pop hooks in the vein of XTC and Teenage Fanclub with liberal dollops of classic rock influences augmented by angular funk grooves, psychedelia and other aural surprises. Their new album "The Usual Angst" was recorded and produced at Vancouver's JC/DC Studios by David Carswell (New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara) and praised by The Georgia Straight as "infectiously jangly" with "fantastic, hooky guitar".

DANNY ECHO reverberates with all that is melodic, all that is catchy and all that is rock and roll. They've taken their songwriting, recordings and live shows to the next level with smoke machines, video projections, smoking guitars and fire extinguishers enhancing the visual appeal of Danny Echo gigs. Their hook-filled tunes have been implanted in numerous media outlets including Cold Squad, MTV, MuchMusic, CBC and The Peak FM.

BLACK, RED AND BLONDE - Dedicated to keeping great guitar-based rock and roll songs alive, Black, Red And Blonde is a five-piece Vancouver-based rock outfit. Frontman Mark Ingram and veteran lead guitarist Guenter Schulz deliver songs from artists including Hendrix, Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Black Crowes, The Who, Tom Petty and Steve Miller with such intensity that people are compelled to hit the dance floor.

The SPHERES could be described as alternative, or post-alt, or maybe neo-contemporary. Or future retro-ism -- what people fifteen years from now might imagine music sounded like today.

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China Syndrome (Rockin' melodic powerpop)

China Syndrome is a rockin' melodic power pop band from Vancouver, who combine the driving pop hooks of The New Pornographers, Teenage Fanclub and XTC with liberal dollops of 60s and 70s classic rock influences. The Georgia Straight has praised their 2015 album The Usual Angst as “infectiously jangly” with “fantastic, hooky guitar;” The Pro... more info

Danny Echo (VanPop)

With life spinning out of control on tour in the UK as "The Ryecatchers", Danny and Mark decided it was time for a change... Returning to Vancouver, Danny bumped into an old flame, Shannon, and after a few drinks she decided she would rather be in a band than a relationship with him. Danny reluctantly agreed, phoned Mark, and formed Danny Echo i... more info
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