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Event Archive - The Spitfires, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets & The Manvils @ UBC PIT PUB: The Spitfires, The Darkest Of The Hillside Thickets, The Manvils

Sat. October 29th 2005 The Pit Pub - UBC (No Minors)
8pm - 2am
$15 cover / $12 tix
Saturday, Oct 29th IMU & CiTR present Junk Recording artist The Spitfires, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets & The Manvils @ UBC PIT PUB, 6138 SUB Boulevard, (UBC SUB Lower Level) . 8pm / $15 at the door ($10 for UBC students) / $12 advance tix available Oct 1st @ Zulu, Scratch & Red Cat -:- Info: 604 822 6511

The SPITFIRES - The West Coast masters of rock debauchery and high-energy garage rock 'n' roll have been resurrected! With musical roots in punk and hard rock steeped in enough hard liquor to down a naval battalion, the Spitfires have resurfaced and are looking forward to once again being rich and pompous rock stars! Their awesome new double CD "Illustrious Career" features songs from the band's last three albums plus a bonus live disc recorded live at Vancouver's Pic Pub. Don't miss this sure-to-be-legendary performance!

The DARKEST OF THE HILLSIDE THICKETS are influenced by lost cities, tainted bloodlines, alien gods, and that fabled tome, The Necronomicon. They're on a Lovecraftian binge of madness, and they mean to take you with them! The Thickets have a reputation for inciting their live audiences with an energized blend of melodic punk rock, while wearing outlandish costumes that help bring their infectiously twisted songs to life.

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.


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The Spitfires (Gritty Rock 'n' Roll)

"When one hails from a rural city filled with pick up trucks, donut shops and mini malls, sometimes you just gotta try and buck the system. In 1996, four dudes from Langley, BC decided to do just that. Sick of the "hesher" valley lifestyle of the small farming community just outside of Vancouver, Mr. DEAN, CC, RYAN, and JASON busted the mold, for... more info

The Darkest Of The Hillside Thickets (Nerd punk)

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets is a band that is dedicated to promoting the literature of H.P. Lovecraft, who wrote of lost cities, tainted geneology, alien gods, and that fabled tome, The Necronomicon. The Thickets haven't been able to get ahold of the ancient spellbook, but they've got their own brand of corruption. They're on a Lovecraft b... 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
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