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Event Archive - The FEMINISTS Homecoming Show: Bend Sinister, The Feminists, The Painted Birds, Mahogany Frog

Thu. October 19th 2006 8pm The Lamplighter (No Minors) 8pm
. Thursday, Oct 19th IMU & CiTR present The Feminists Homecoming show w/ Bend Sinister, The Painted Birds + Mahogany Frog @ The LAMPLIGHTER, 210 Abbott Street . Doors 8pm / $10

BEND SINISTER - These skilled musicians weave together complex material, switching up duties on different instruments through-out their sweaty glorious sets, and seriously rocking out and taking audiences to shared crescendos. The band's progressive rock borrows from legendary bands as early Genesis and Yes and mixes it up with a current sound which has been favorably compared to The Mars Volta, and has "more time signatures than you can tap your toes to" (Discorder). A distinctive stage presence, they've got skill and drive. Watch out!

THE FEMINISTS - An energetic, engaging combination of angelic vocals along with jangle-punk guitar and driving, emotive keyboards, The Feminists bring together a powerful combination of unpredictable, loud, and exciting sound. Jet engine chaos is instantly replaced by fragile, delicate beauty before leaping back to frenzied distortion: power-pop meets art-rock meets psychedelia meets emo-core. One of Vancouver's hardest working indie bands, The Feminists have charted on college stations from Nanaimo to Halifax, toured across Canada without an agent, manager or record label support, and opened for bands like The Weakerthans and NoMeansNo.

The PAINTED BIRDS - Formerly known as Spark That Screams, their innovative wall-to-wall sound garnered them comparisons to Radiohead and Godspeed You Black Emperor. Crafting psychedelic rock infused with electronica and a unique combination of theremin, flute, cello, and sequencer, be sure to catch the band's new sound in their newest incarnation!

MAHOGANY FROG is a collective of musicians who, have explored the boundaries of their own creativity and abilities since their inception and create experimental yet extremely catchy rock n’ roll and have played with notable Canadian acts such as Moneen, Projektor, The Junior Panthers, The Watercolor Movement and Eric’s Trip. The undeniable intensity of their live performance has amazed and assaulted listeners across Canada, and their musicianship and originality have won Mahogany Frog recognition and respect. The Frog's intense, explosive feedback-ridden guitars and driving drumming suggest a sense of urgency, then they change it up and explore composition and orchestration with sounds and melodies, projected with a raw forceful energy.

Bend Sinister (Progressive-Indie)

Bend Sinister are a rock band from Vancouver, BC. With their latest single "Things Will Get Better" being voted one of the top 10 songs of 2010 on CBC Radio 3, it's no wonder Exclaim! Magazine recognized that their "magic is that they are so ridiculously proficient at every aspect of performance and composition that they're able to absorb, digest a... more info

The Feminists (prog-rock / power-pop)

Power-pop meets prog-rock meets art-rock meets psychedelia meets emo-core equals Allyson Mara and three Token Males known to all as The Feminists. Gaze upon our work, ye mighty, and despair. more info

The Painted Birds

The PAINTED BIRDS - "running the gamut from jittery, angular rock numbers reminiscent of Radiohead to gentle, Coldplay-esque piano ballads, and even a haunting, string-drenched track that wouldn't seem out of place on an Arcade Fire album" - review of So Much For The Rain in Nerve Magazine, August, 2007. more info
Audio: Colleen

Mahogany Frog (Electro-Lounge Progressive)

4 piece multi-instrumentalists from Winnipeg, who perform epic creations with the use of effects saturated guitars, a wall of anolog synths, bass, drums, trumpets, and electronic beats and samples. Watch out for the new record, "Mahogany Frog On Blue". more info
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