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Event Archive - The organization that brought you DiePopstar is back! Now known as the Local Authority, help welcome them back at this spectacular acoustic bash!: Tourist - Vancouver, Superbeing, Ten Ways From Sunday, Pepper Sands, Hethro, Sweerheart, Sugarblade, Ryan McMahon

Sat. February 26th 2005 @  The Media Club (No Minors)
8pm - 2am
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions, The Local Authority
Featuring acoustic performances from Tourist, Superbeing, Ten Ways From Sunday, Pepper Sands, Hethro, Sweetheart, Sugarblade (featuring Miguel formerly of Faces Of Eve), Ryan McMahon, Amarant Minus (from Rakshasa), Chris Olsen & more special guests!

TOURIST - Consisting of ex members of Morning Maker, Big Fat Scratch and Twist, Tourist has nailed a solid, addictive mix of melodic, modern rock that is best served good and loud.

SUPERBEING is one of the most popular independent rock bands on the scene today, backing it up with exceptional songwriting and electrifying live performances.

TEN WAYS FROM SUNDAY revel in the traditions of epic, old-school arena rock bursting with high voltage energy.

PEPPER SANDS - This compelling electric modern rock quartet fuses Britpop influences and the magnetic presence of lead singer Citizen A.

SWEETHEART - an original blend of fuzzy modern guitar rock with sudden exploding riffs and jangly bits that pull you in and rock you heartily.

RYAN MCMAHON - infectious acoustic rock with personality and flair.


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Tourist - Vancouver (Modern rock)

Tourist is Blaine Braun vocals Mark Radloff bass Greg Whitbeck guitar/vocals Bob Wagner drums In the summer of 2002, singer Blaine Braun and bassist Mark Radloff got together for a beer and a barbeque with some friends. They played in a band together in the past, and the conversation ended up revolving around what the both of them were doing... more info


Conversation Piece is the best pop-rock song to come out of Greenhouse in the last 5 years. Roger Levins, Greenhouse Studios Superbeing is clearly ready for their close-up. Mike Usinger, Georgia Straight Superbeing has one of the best live shows I've seen on the west coast, and they have no problem getting a capacity crowd. B... more info

Ten Ways From Sunday

“Ten Ways From Sunday is an indie band that gets it. Great guys with dedication and amazing persistence! They have the drive and determination to get noticed and the talent to back it up. They are about to embark on a World Domination Tour.” - Todd Hancock, 99.3 The Fox more info

Pepper Sands

FOREST STRAYS - so goes the way to find the new...exciting and true...what you want but are afraid to ask for...breathe and let go - travels and streams... with luv from citizen A of Pepper Sands more info

Hethro (Acoustic)

Hethro (aka Jonny Hetherington) is a Vancouver based singer songwriter best known as the vocalist for alternative rock band ‘Art of Dying’. Jonny formed the Hethro project to explore writing outside of AOD with other musicians and writers. An acoustic guitar. A voice. A message. Life is not an easy process. It can drag you down deep... more info

Sugarblade (melodic hard rock)

Since their debut in 2004, Sugarblade has been playing relentlessly to rave reviews and an ever-growing loyal fan base. It became obvious after only a few live shows that Sugarblade was something special. The band released a 7-song EP entitled "Faux" in July of 2006, which has been selling steadily and exposing them to more and more fans. Sugarb... more info

Ryan McMahon

Ryan McMahon grew up in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, where he began playing in local bars on Vancouver Island at the age of 17, under the moniker “Citizen Strange.” There, he befriended several pro-moters that allowed him opening sup-port slots for bands coming through town such as Nickelback and Wide Mouth Mason, ... more info
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