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Event Archive - The RAIN and the SIDEWALK CD Release Party: The Rain And The Sidewalk, Au4, ARCTIC, Interior Design

Fri. October 6th 2006 8pm The Lamplighter (No Minors) 8pm
. Friday, Oct 6th IMU & CiTR present The Rain and the Sidewalk CD Release Party w/ AU4, Arctic + Interior Design @ The LAMPLIGHTER, 210 Abbott Street . Doors 8pm / $10

Join The Rain and the Sidewalk as they celebrate the release of their new CD "Inanimate" at The Lamplighter with special guests AU4, Arctic & Interior Design!

The RAIN AND THE SIDEWALK create moody, semi-electronic, neo-new wave, post-post-punk art-pop with prefab industrial beats and heavy bass guitar riffs. Their shows have been praised as "extremely entertaining" (Discorder) and "f--king brilliant and eccentric the way no one else really is" (Terminal City), sharing stages with They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, The R.A.D.I.O., Sparrow and many others over the past three years. Featuring the talents of musical mastermind Trevor Michael Thompson, most of the vocals on the "Inanimate" CD were supplied by Desert Rose, and the band's live performances showcase Shannon Hallett from Betty Kracker on vocals, and Wayde Compton on bass, keyboards and occassional turntables. With lyrics that are "intelligent and darkly humorous", The Rain and the Sidewalk "pushes the boundaries of pop/electronic experimentation and doesn't take the 'safe road' to angst and heartache climax." http://www.faceplant.org/the_rain_and_the_sidewalk

AU4 - Vancouver-based electronic ensemble AU4 (pronounced: oh-four) write music that explores and celebrates the endless forces that shape and bind us in an uplifting, ethereal trip through the rhythms of nature and the nature of dreams, mixing blissed-out ambience with melodic, fairytale songs. Drawing from trip-hop, ambient and dreampop styles, AU4 features the breathy, haunting vocals of Ben Wylie, who also scripted the band's fantastical stories of love and life. http://www.au4-audio.com

ARCTIC conjures up a rich live experience by recording as they play, looping recordings and constructing each song before the audience. Layers of haunting melodies cascade on top of rich improvised arrangements, with intertwining vocals and guitar melded into a chilled and airy soundscape. http://www.projectarctic.com

INTERIOR DESIGN is an extremely popular ambient project featuring local guitar legend Shockk of Mongoose and Roadbed. Tripping out audiences with his atmospheric sonic offerings, he serves up tunes from his debut CD "Interior Design 03". http://myspace.com/interiordesignmusic

The Rain And The Sidewalk (moody semi-electronic post-post-punk art-pop)

moody semi-electronic post-post-punk art-pop more info

Au4 (Downtempo / Shoegaze)

AU4 - Vancouver-based electronic ensemble AU4 (pronounced: oh-four) write music that explores and celebrates the endless forces that shape and bind us in an uplifting, ethereal trip through the rhythms of nature and the nature of dreams, mixing blissed-out ambience with melodic, fairytale songs. Drawing from trip-hop, ambient and dreampop styles, A... more info

ARCTIC (Acoustic Looping POP)

ARCTIC began as a solo expedition from the North, but has expanded into a cross-Canadian adventure. The project emerged from frontman Marcus Martin's desire to never, ever be in another band again. After a childhood spent on the land in the isolated Northwest Territories of Canada, the guitarist travelled to the metropolis of Toronto and became ... more info
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