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Event Archive - Stabilo, The Suits XL, Tom Swick

Thu. September 28th 2006 The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors)
9pm doors at 8pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records
Presented by: Live Nation
Formed in Vancouver in 1996, Stabilo (originally known as Stabilo Boss) immediately set about crafting its sound. Drawing on rock, jazz and folk, the quartet began building a grassroots following while developing songs that appealed to mainstream and indie fans, along with jazz lovers and Deadheads. Selling over 5000 copies of its two self-released records, this ambitious and hardworking unit drew the attention of EMI, which released Cupid?, a seven-song calling card, in 2004. Spearheaded by the crowd favourite “Everybody”, the disc broadened the band’s already wide appeal, paving the way for their full-length major label debut Happiness & Disaster.

Happiness & Disaster features the kind of stirring songs, touching vocals and sturdy melodies fans have come to expect, including the leadoff single and video “Flawed Design” which spent 5 weeks at #1 on Canada’s Hot AC chart. Powerful tracks like “Kidding Ourselves”, “Beautiful Madness”, “Don’t Look in Their Eyes” and a new version of “Everybody” further showcase the band’s impressive songwriting talents.


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Juno-nominated, Vancouver based Stabilo began rocking out at suburban B.C. barn parties, but their first major label full-length Happiness & Disaster reveals the slow burning band is finally ready to blow up. Like the album title itself, Stabilo is defined by dichotomy, by the distinct but complimentary songwriting styles of Jesse Dryfhout and ... more info
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