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Event Archive - ATTACK OF THE KILLER BANDS!: SpreadEagle, The Manvils, The Smears, Mongoose

Fri. October 26th 2007 @  The Media Club (No Minors)
10 - 2am doors at 9
$12 Advance / $15 at the door
Tickets at: Zulu Records, Red Cat Records, Scratch Records,,
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Friday, October 26th I.M.U. presents ATTACK OF THE KILLER BANDS! Featuring SPRËAD EAGLE, The MANVILS, The SMEARS & MONGOOSE @ The Media Club, 695 Cambie . $12 Advance tickets @ Zulu, Scratch & . $15 Cover at the door / Doors 9pm

A shockfest of rock'n'roll horror with 4 creature-screechers on one program! Be sure to dress up - these killer bands will have you screamin' all night. Best costume & door prizes for costumed guys & ghouls!

SPRËAD EAGLE - With their three guitar attack and brutal onslaught of '70s-inspired hard rock, these five visionaries who hail from Mission, B.C., have graced the stage with the likes of The Misfits, Speedealer, Bad Wizard, The Cherry Valence and Nashville Pussy. Their lethal combination of rock prowess slays crowds with both originals & covers. Taking equal parts of the brainless thud of AC/DC, the reckless abandon of the dwarves, the sonic onslaught that is Mötorhead, and eagerly blending it with their own unique musical nuances, they have created the aural revelation known as SprëadEagle.

THE MANVILS - This talented quartet delivers an intense, unrivalled live show with scorching guitars and bellowing vocals that merge into a modern take on the psychedelic blues sound pioneered by The Yardbirds, Velvet Underground and the Stones. Having shared the stage with prestigious bands including The Stereophonics, The High Dials, They Might Be Giants and Brian Jonestown Massacre's lunatic frontman Anton Newcombe, The Manvils enthusiastically abandon themselves to intoxicating rock liberation, converting new initiates to their ever-growing legion of fans every time they take the stage.

The SMEARS - Winners of this year's CFOX SEED's competition, the kind of material that The Smears turn out verges on alchemy, combining elements of old and new school punk & rock with undeniably beautiful melodies into intense, catchy punk-pop that's flooded with passion and emotion. Having released their first full length recording "Asthenic Process", they are finally ready to take their barely controllable live performance out into the world to inject some life back into an industry that has become tired, complacent, and irrelevant. Go, listen, observe, feel, think, sweat, and when you wake up the next day, prepare to spread the word.

MONGOOSE - 4 hard working lads from East Van whose punk attitude and sonic assault of contagious and raucous garage punk rock has had them hailed as "the best live band in Vancouver!" (Nerve Magazine) and "In-freakin-sane Hives inspired alt-metal!" (Exclaim!). With their ability to write catchy songs, Mongoose has licenced songs to TV, snowboarding and mountain bike videos and movies, played over 180 shows, shared stages with Tricky Woo, Hedley, C'mon, The Furios, Billy and the Lost Boys, Faber and many more, while racking up over 84,782 km since late 2003 in a minivan called the EGG!


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When you think of the Vancouver BC based SPREADEAGLE you think of one of the loudest bands to grace us with their head-banging, rock n roll presence in North America by far. The band was formed in early 2000 when brothers and guitarists extraordinaire Donnie James Rio (Chris Dyck) and Mattias Stabbs (Matt Dyck) decided it was time to play rad music... more info

The Manvils (60's 70's Inspired Rock Blues from)

Fresh off their move from Vancouver to Toronto, rock & roll trio The Manvils are set to celebrate their arrival in the East with the release of their latest EP, Black Tornado. It’s the first of three EPs recorded in three great cities – Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago – each holding plenty of meaning for The Manvils. The Eastward move has mean... more info

The Smears

Combining elements of both old and new school punk and rock with the addition of undeniably beautiful melodies, The Smears create an indestructible, intense style flooded with passion and emotion. Powerhouse drummer Angela, paired with the uninhibited soaring vocal stylings and guitar playing of Rene, founded The Smears in late 2002 in Vancouver Br... more info

Mongoose (rock n roll)

Mongoose are 4 guys from east Vancity playing rock n roll. Started in 2002 when rc and shockk decided to write and record their first record on the 8 track. The song Last Party may be their best song they ever have produce so far. They have adopted the Uniformist philosophy and ride their bikes to the shows. They provide one of the most entert... more info
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