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Event Archive - BLUE COLLAR RECORDS Label Release featuring The MATINEE, DAY RELEASE PROGRAM Double Tour Kick-Off w/: The Matine, Day Release Program, LIVE RUST, Dan Swinimer

Fri. June 1st 2007 @  The Media Club (No Minors)
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Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Friday, June 1st IMU presents BLUE COLLAR RECORDS Label Release featuring The MATINEE, DAY RELEASE PROGRAM Double Tour Kick-Off w/ LIVE RUST Neil Young Tribute + DAN SWINIMER @ The Media Club, 695 Cambie . 8pm / $10 - Purchase advance tickets online at

BLUE COLLAR RECORDS was formed with a mandate to allow good music a chance. In a market saturated by commercial jingles and one-hit wonders, Blue Collar Records is establishing itself as the home for inspiring music that is timeless; not timely. Created upon the shoulders of Vancouver bands The Matinee and The Day Release Program, Blue Collar Records offers listeners a diverse and eclectic mix of rock music that effortlessly fuses elements of blues, folk, reggae, and pop. Be sure to join us for the BLUE COLLAR RECORDS Label Release this special evening featuring The MATINEE & DAY RELEASE PROGRAM's Double Tour Kick-Off with special guests LIVE RUST & DAN SWINIMER!

The MATINEE is emerging as one of Vancouver's finest songwriting teams. Blending a passion for fine ale and finely-crafted tunes, Matt Rose and Matt Layzell have combined to offer a unique sound that is quickly attracting both national and international audiences. Matt Layzell has spent over seven years playing countless shows across the country as lead singer of the successful Vancouver rock group Ten Ways From Sunday. Matt Rose has been playing guitar and writing songs for over a decade in noted Vancouver rock/country band Fera, The Matlocks, Jeff Johnson, TwinCity and Day Release Program. Together, the two Matts write songs that paint pictures of empty bottles and broken hearts, broken bottles and empty hearts... and maybe the odd unpaid speeding ticket. Now with 'Pukin' Pete Lemon on drums and Aaron 'Enron' McKinney on bass... their collection of songs has come to life. With their first full-length album out now, it's show-time for The MATINEE!

The DAY RELEASE PROGRAM - As rock & roll approaches an age of renaissance, The Day Release Program stays true to the elements that make great music: heavy rhythm, solid structure and infectious melodies. As the band sets out on their quest to conquer the West Coast, their live show remains their biggest attraction. From the first song to the last The Day Release Program will hijack your attention and refuse to give it up. And now, with the release of their debut EP "Blue Collar Slobs" the band now has the ammunition to assault music lovers everywhere. If the past year was any indication, the future for these rockers is indeed a bright one.

LIVE RUST - Based out of the Vancouver Area LIVE RUST was Formed by Founding Member Roger Potter to pay Tribute to the long enduring and incredible Career of Neil Young, a Canadian Icon of Rock & Roll for the last 40 years. Having seen the lack of a Neil Tribute here on the West Coast, Roger decided to put together what is an overwhelmingly authentic duplication of Mr. Young's Sound and Show in every detail. Even the most die-hard Neil Young Fans have been left wide-eyed at how close this Band has come to the Sound and Feel of Neil Young in will believe!

DAN SWINIMER - Superbeing's Dan Swinimer will be treating the crowd to a special acoustic solo set of his songs. Be sure to come out and check out one of Vancouver's finest songsmiths!


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The Matine (Country Rock)

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Shoot out the lights, and stone the roses—there’s some strong autobiography going on between the lines of The Matinée’s debut full-length album, We Swore We’d See the Sunrise. Taking its title from a line in “L’Absinthe”— the true story of a night of madness and delirium experienced while on tour in Quebec told between bouts of spa... more info

Day Release Program

DAY RELEASE PROGRAM - Hailing from the three points of the Lower Mainland, The Day Release Program consists of four members (Matt Rose, Geoff Petrie, Peter Lemon and Aaron Mickiney) out to take the West Coast by storm! more info

LIVE RUST (Neil Young Tribute Band)

Canada's Best Neil Young Tribute covering the 40 year Career of this Canadian Icon of Rock! Roger Potter as "Neil Young" will leave even the most Die-Hard Neil Fan with their Jaw Dropped. A full 3 Hour Show. Potter also Sells Out Shows with his Solo Acoustic Tribute to Young. From Washington State, BC and Alberta...this Show is a Must see Event! more info

Dan Swinimer (Singer / Songwriter)

DAN SWINIMER - Superbeing's charismatic drummer Dan Swinimer will be treating the crowd to stellar acoustic originals from his side solo project. more info
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