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Event Archive - It's Mint Records' Ridiculously Early Xmas Party!: The Pack A.D., Hot Panda, Carolyn Mark, Vancougar, Kellarissa, Fanshaw, Aunts and Uncles

Fri. December 4th 2009 The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
8:30 pm - 2:00 am doors at 8:00 pm
$12 advance
Tickets at: Zulu Records, Red Cat Records, Scratch Records
Presented by: Mint Records
Doors 8pm. First band: 8:30 pm.

Door proceeds to benefit Girls Rock Camp Vancouver!

Presents for the first 75 people through the door!

Presented by CiTR 101.9 fM, Georgia Straight, CBC Radio 3, and

Thank you to our prize sponsors: Glico Canada Corp., Pocky, Regional Assembly of Text, Black Hen Records, Scratch Records, Neptoon Records, Red Cat Records, Zulu Records, Not Just Another Music Shop, Latida Records, Nardwuar Records, Black Dog Video, Bongo Beat Records,, Long & McQuade, Happy Bats Cinema, Deranged Records, Nail Distribution, Northern Electric Music, Aquarius Records, Indie Music Video Festival, Fuzzy Logic Recordings, Broken Pencil, The Narrow Lounge, and Six Cent Press!


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The Pack A.D. (Garage Rock)

Destruction and melody, acid wit and bruising vocals-this is the Pack A.D. Singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller have made a sound so gigantic, so fierce and raw and empowering, that it's easy to forget there are just two people behind this brilliant, carefully constructed havoc. Shredding and pounding their way through every song, t... more info

Hot Panda (pop)

other sites: myspace
By way of Edmonton, and now living in Vancouver, Mint recording artists Hot Panda recorded their sophomore album, How Come I'm Dead?, in less than a week during the midst of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic chaos, mostly live off the floor with few takes and overdubs, care of John Collins and David Carswell at JC/DC Studios. The band wanted it to soun... more info

Carolyn Mark (coastal and western)

Ex-Vinaigrettes front lady, and country-punk chanteuse sings songs that'll tickle your heart and break your funny bone. more info

Vancougar (rock and roll)

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fanshaw is able to toe the line between accessible and adventurous. Her voice reminds me of Laura Gibson. The warbles and fluctuations challenge you, but the sounds warm you even with only the minimal instrumental backing. The thing that helps her stand out? She can effortlessly switch from intimate quirky vocal delivery to a chanteuse with the voc... more info

Aunts and Uncles (Baroque/pop/folk/punk/jazz)

other sites: myspace
Aunts and Uncles formed in the spring of 2009 in Vancouver, Canada. This genre-blending quartet specializes in intricate and dynamic baroque indie pop, featuring violin, baritone guitar, upright and electric bass, drums, glokenspiel, ukulele and keyboards, rounded out by strong vocal harmonies. With great control of dynamics and a wide range of inf... more info
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