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Event Archive - STEVE RIO CD RELEASE PARTY w/ WINDOWS '78, WELKIN + SHUKOV: Steve Rio, windows78, welkin, Shukov

Fri. December 15th 2006 @  The Media Club (No Minors)

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Music: Pop / Rock / Indie
. Friday, December 15th IMU & CiTR present STEVE RIO Multimedia CD Release Party w/ guests Windows '78, Welkin + Shukov @ The MEDIA CLUB, 695 Cambie . 8pm / $10

"Hallucinations" is a special multimedia performance & CD Release party featuring live music and film at the Media Club on December 15th. This special live event will feature performances by Steve Rio, Windows '78, Welkin and Shukov along with video art installments and a pre-show screening of short films by various local directors, mixed live by a VJ Krash Hazzard on the club's large screen. Special musical guests joining Steve onstage include Steve Dawson, Paula Toledo, Meghan Engel and Cris Derksen, while featured video artists include Jesse Savath, Bienvenido Cruz, AJ Bond, Oily Films, Salmon Avalanche, Megs Majewski and more. Be sure to join him and his special guests for this exciting evening!

STEVE RIO is a talented local guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer who has been involved with music since the age of 12, playing in almost every type of project imaginable. "Hallucinations" is an expansive genre-bending work comprised of many moods and sounds that will be available exclusively for the first time at the show. The tastefully produced CD features straight-up indie rock along with dark experimental tracks, roots and electronic sounds, twisting through genres while guided by Rio's honest lyrics and confident but understated vocal approach.

WINDOWS '78 - Recently described as "Somewhere between Spiritualized and Pink Floyd" by The Vancouver Province and as "A new successor to the mantle of melancholy modern rock" (Prairie Dog), Windows '78 dynamically explore a unique fusion of moody, guitar-driven rock and ambient electronica, delivering an innovative sound that appeals equally to humans, Martians and robots. Their recent debut CD "The Window Seat" showcases the premier space rock act as they craft a rich, evocative sound that weaves together melodic guitar lines, subtly deployed electronic loops and masterful playing.

WELKIN - Magical, bleak and beautiful, the music of Welkin is fearless, feral, ethereal and epic in proportion. Welkin is the brainchild of singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and pianist Geoff Birch. For inspiration, Birch writes his songs in a cabin in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia. Welkin will be peforming all new songs as they prepare to record their 3rd full-length record. "Pink Floyd and Radiohead would be proud. Geoff Birch keeps it real for Welkin as a band truly ready to tour Canada to sold out shows." - Soulshine

SHUKOV - One of Vancouver's most promising new bands, Shukov brings their spacious, tension-filled, darkly ethereal art rock to enthusiastic audiences around the Lower Mainland.


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Steve Rio (Underground Rock Experimental)

Hallucinations, the new album from Vancouver born artist Steve Rio, is an expansive genre-bending work comprised of many different moods and sounds. The CD features straight-up indy-rock tracks, dark experimental tracks, roots, and electronic sounds. The self-produced record, due December 15th, twists and turns thru genres, taking the listener on ... more info

windows78 (Space Rock)

In came a new kind of sound. A new style that is neither totally new nor super stylish, but a fresh and listenable sound nonetheless. Perhaps a soundscape for the robots on Mars. Perhaps a hallucinatory trip through the phones. Perhaps four fellas and four middle names all the same. Retro electronica and laptop beats. Guitars that swoon, sweep and ... more info

welkin (Art Rock)

'This Is Your Blood All Over Me', the title of welkin's 3rd record--a double-album epic opus steeped in the wilderness--evokes provocative images and importantly hints at the experiential process Geoff Birch uses to write welkin songs. Retreating to the backwoods of British Columbia and getting away from the city has certainly given Birch a richer ... more info


Shukov began in a bedroom during the winter of 2004. Leigh Denholm holed himself up and slowly began experimenting and writing songs. After growing frustrated with attempts to form a band to play these new creations, he opted to go into the studio and craft his songs, and worry about who would play them later. Hejira drummer Tim Rich was entrust... more info