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Event Archive - TONIGHT! WHITEY CD Release Party w/ special guests: Whitey, Quest Poetics, The SICKS, Mexican Drug Patrol

Fri. November 6th 2009 Railway Club (No Minors)
10pm - 3am doors at 8pm
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Friday, November 6th IMU presents LIKE A MARTYR, CITIZENS FOR AIRPLANES & TARL @ The Bourbon, 50 West Cordova . Early show 8-11pm sharp / Purchase advance tickets online @

LIKE A MARTYR showcase a freight train of roaring guitars, thunderous vocals and pulsating rhythms combined with shimmering harmonies, memorable melodies and the lost art of the guitar solo. Their versatile sound is influenced by the raw power of Motorhead, the stripped-down blues of Muddy Waters, the primal stomp of the White Stripes and the swagger and conviction of Bruce Springsteen. Their debut full-length "The North" is a diverse collection of powerful and memorable rock tunes that range from raucous and exuberant to emotional and reflective. Like A Martyr is an anxiety-driven neurotic, striving for perfection, drinking and laughing all the while, thumping, clapping, rejoicing, staggering and stomping to their rightful place in the rock n roll mosaic!

CITIZENS FOR AIRPLANES - Built on captivating songwriting and inspiring, high energy shows, Citizens For Airplanes meshes addictive choruses with a fresh take on established rock elements into songs that demand repeating. Their live performances radiate a blinding chemistry, giving the impression that they've been playing together for years, with capacity crowds dancing and singing along at numerous local venues. Breaking away from the usual teenage angst songs, their songs boast a wealth of captivating guitar and keyboard riffs, playful and reflective lyrics with occasionally cheeky overtones, and tight, anthemic harmonies. Driving bass lines provide escape for listeners weary of the redundant music encounters of typical commercial songs, while heavy back beats encourage vigorous head bobbing and hip movement.

TARL is a West Coast singer/songwriter who's time spent at the University of Rock n' Roll has resulted in two full-length independent albums with thousands of copies sold, nationwide airplay, multiple tours, motion picture and video game soundtracks. He's had the honour of sharing the stage with a myriad of great acts including Nickelback, Finger Eleven, Bif Naked, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Default and more. "Tarl has limitless potential, not only as a performer, but as a great singer/songwriter. It's time to bring his music to the masses, where it belongs" -- Tommy Mac / Hedley


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Whitey (Funk/R&B/Ska/Jazz)

Not many bands can get the good vibes rolling the same way that Vancouver’s Whitey does it. Their music is like a funkin’ rockin’ latin-jazz dance party from outer space. If it’ll make your body move, Whitey will play it. Sporting some of mainland BC’s most talented and sought-after musicians, Whitey’s members can also be found melting ... more info

Quest Poetics

QUEST POETICS is as original and stylistically diverse as a listener could hope for. From the songwriting mastery of The Police and Bob Marley to the melodic flow of The Fugees, Quest Poetics have dialed in a sound so unique and gripping that critics are sounding off in an overwhelming show of praise. With an expansive library of influences ranging... more info


"Don't bore us, get to the chorus!" With a motto cribbed from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and a style all their own, The Sicks have been barn-storming the Vancouver music scene as of late. Difficult to pigeonhole, the band's' sound references a diversity of styles, from down and out country rockers to rum flavored island grooves. The tie that b... more info

Mexican Drug Patrol (Surf Rock)

Mexican Drug Patrol brings blazing electric desert surf rock to the clubs of Vancouver. The guitars of James Elwood and Ben Fuse do the talking, backed up by Tony Dallas on drums. Their first album, still in the works, will be stuffed to the gills with original instrumental rock tunes. more info
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