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Event Archive - Hejira, Hinterland, Portico & Shukov @ The BACKSTAGE LOUNGE: Hejira, Hinterland, Portico, Shukov

Fri. October 7th 2005 8pm - 2am Backstage Lounge (No Minors) 8pm - 2am
$10
Friday, Oct 7th IMU & CiTR present Hejira, Hinterland, Portico & Shukov @ The BACKSTAGE LOUNGE, 1585 Johnston Street, Granville Island . Doors 8pm / $10 -:- Info: 604 687 1354

HEJIRA - With an array of eclectic original songs featuring richly layered and intricate arrangements, Hejira's self-titled debut is sonically rich, supported by well-crafted melodies and arrangements. The CD combines dissonant moments driven by angular guitars with more spacious and atmospheric songs. "Displaying a far-reaching sonic ambition, Hejira is one of the Vancouver music scene’s most intriguing up-and-comers." - Georgia Straight http://www.hejira.us

HINTERLAND has been carving its own niche in the musical landscape with ambient drones giving way to cascading walls of star-gazing guitar rock, all topped with heavenly vocals. Hinterland’s atmospheric sound is based in rock ’n’ roll, but the quintet’s shimmering sound is made unique by the inclusion of a few decidedly non-standard elements including flute, oboe and baritone guitar. The band will be playing new songs from their much-anticipated upcoming 2nd album, due in early 2006. http://www.hinterland.bc.ca

PORTICO delivers great female vocals, tight, angular indie rock songs and a big sound from past and present members of Pluteous and Trains Across The Sea. Their musical touchstones include Blonde Redhead, Tortoise and Slint. http://www.porticonation.com

SHOKUV - One of Vancouver's most promising new bands, Shukov brings their spacious, tension-filled, darkly ethereal art rock to venues around the Lower Mainland in preparation for their forthcoming CD. http://www.shukov.com

Hinterland (dreampop)

Vancouver’s Hinterland has been carving its own niche in the musical landscape since its formation in 2000. Hinterland’s atmospheric sound is based in rock ’n’ roll, but the quintet’s shimmering wall of sound is made unique by the inclusion of a few decidedly non-standard elements. Hinterland’s unique instrumentation includes the flute ... more info

Portico

PORTICO - The band combines striking female vocals with tight, angular indie rock and a big sound. Featuring past and present members of Pluteous and Trains Across The Sea. more info

Shukov

Shukov began in a bedroom during the winter of 2004. Leigh Denholm holed himself up and slowly began experimenting and writing songs. After growing frustrated with attempts to form a band to play these new creations, he opted to go into the studio and craft his songs, and worry about who would play them later. Hejira drummer Tim Rich was entrust... more info
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