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Event Archive - Hot Panda, Analog Bell Service, The Albertans

Thu. February 24th 2011 The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
8:00 pm
$10 at the door
Having been compared to everyone from Daniel Johnson to the Talking Heads, the high energy pop rock sound of Hot Panda is hard to fully explain. Their “raucous live show” is guaranteed to make you move and you should fully expect to get your dance on. Hot Panda has played beside a roster of reputable acts including Art Brut, The Raveonettes and Tokyo Police Club. Edmonton ex pats and Mint Records alumni, their music is genre defying and incorporates elements of Brit pop, gypsy swing and even opera solos. But be warned, the rambunctious, ready to go attitude of Hot Panda can be very contagious.

Another band with a hard to pin point style, Analog Bell Service is a group of artists from Vancouver who joined together in a studio in Chinatown. They specialize in up-tempo, art-pop with rich three part harmonies and imaginative lyrics. Members of Analog Bell Service have played at top spots like Sasquatch Music Festival, SXSW and toured Europe with such bands as the Choir Practice and The Gay Straights. Influenced by the likes of Spoon and Department of Eagles, the band brings intensely energetic performances to their fans and is sure to keep you guessing.

Formed in Vancouver from a mix of Albertans, Saskatchewans and Americans, The Albertans play indie pop rock that floats between 90’s alternative and new age pop music. Currently the band is posted up in this rainy city playing shows, leading to the upcoming release of their LP “New Age.” The Albertans songs are full of emotion and when they play a show, their intensity is infectious.


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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

Analog Bell Service

ANALOG BELL SERVICE - 5 Guys. 2 Brothers. 2 Atlantic Canadians. 1 Californian. They came together because of a rehearsal space in Chinatown that could only be accessed by ringing a bell on a string. Substance influenced jams were recorded and eventually chiseled into songs. The songs were arranged into a set and played at the legendary 524 Main St ... more info

The Albertans (Pop Rock)

other sites: myspace
The Albertans formed in Vancouver, defects from Alberta, Saskatchewan, the U.S. They met as a collective, and piled into a propane-fueled converted short bus to tour to San Diego and back. They toured this way for the next 2 years. Unglamorously, crossing the continent to record in New York, playing shows with bands they didn't know, for people th... more info
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