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Event Archive - The Painted Birds (formerly Spark That Screams) w/ Elias Tour Kick Off Party & Glim Project: The Painted Birds, Elias, GLIM Project

Fri. May 12th 2006 @  The Media Club (No Minors)
8pm - 2am
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Friday May 12th IMU & CiTR present The Painted Birds (formerly Spark That Screams) w/ Elias Tour Kick Off Party & Glim Project @ The MEDIA CLUB, 695 Cambie . 8pm / $10 ~ Advance tickets: -:- Info: 604 608 2871

The PAINTED BIRDS - Formerly known as Spark That Screams, their innovative wall-to-wall sound garnered them comparisons to Radiohead and Godspeed You Black Emperor. Crafting psychedelic rock infused with electronica and a unique combination of theremin, flute, cello, and sequencer, be sure to catch the band's reunion show in their latest incarnation, unveiling their new sound and brand new tunes as the Painted Birds this evening! (10:30pm)

ELIAS delivers a stellar mix of dark, moody vocal melodies, original guitar riffs and haunting keyboards, "making the kind of pulsating, loud rock that the Mars Volta or Radiohead might approve of in equal turns" according to, who recently ranked them as one of 8 must-hear bands from Vancouver. Be treated to some of the band's tasty new tunes at their tour kic- off party this special evening before they pack up their van and hit the road! (9:30pm)

The GLIM PROJECT is a full out rock band; a unique, hyper-energetic mish mash that cannot easily fit into one category in today's rock scene. Too progressive to get radio play, not progressive enough to be considered prog rock... too loud and aggressive for the hipsters, but not enough for extreme metal heads. Furious guitars loop around heavy percussive drumming, while galloping bass riffs cut right down the middle. Visually, it's quite a feast, as the band pours out every bit of energy they have in bringing their creations to life. (11:30pm)


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The Painted Birds

The PAINTED BIRDS - "running the gamut from jittery, angular rock numbers reminiscent of Radiohead to gentle, Coldplay-esque piano ballads, and even a haunting, string-drenched track that wouldn't seem out of place on an Arcade Fire album" - review of So Much For The Rain in Nerve Magazine, August, 2007. more info
Audio: Colleen


Elias is a Vancouver-based band comprised of brothers Brian (vocals, piano, guitar) and Jonathan Healy (bass) with lead guitarist Rob Tornroos and drummer Dominic Coletta. Together, they deliver an anthemic mix of dark, moody vocal melodies with original guitar riffs, haunting keyboards, and forceful rhythms. Having formed in 2005 and released t... more info

GLIM Project (we fit into everything rock)

When you combine 3 physicists and an electrician, all having very different musical tastes, you get the GLIM Project. On stage the Glim Project doesn't stand there and look stupid like most bands these days; they rock out and pleasure the eye as well as the ear. Having just made a 6 song demo and begun the quest to dominate all local pubs and the... more info
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