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Event Archive - The Party on High Street, Coloursurround, S.K. Robot, China Syndrome

Fri. January 20th 2012 Railway Club (No Minors)
10pm - 3am doors at 9pm
Tickets at: I.M.U. Productions
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions

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Music: Funk / R&B, Pop / Rock / Indie
. Friday, January 20th IMU presents The PARTY ON HIGH STREET, COLOURSURROUND, SK ROBOT & CHINA SYNDROME @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Doors 9pm / Purchase advance tickets online @

THE PARTY ON HIGH STREET delves into the many vibrant, melodic and rhythmic colors of funk-rock, reggae, jungle grooves and lush psychedelia. The Party's songs of peculiar life-experiences, travel and the far-out are inspired by youthful energy and embellished with rocking blues grooves, jazzy feel-good improvisation and mid-song funk-downs. http//

COLOURSURROUND - Formed by three strung-out corporate dudes in suits who desperately needed an outlet, Coloursurround creates escapist music inspired by otherworldly bands such as Pink Floyd, Stone Roses, My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins, Dandy Warhols, Radiohead and Jeff Buckley.

S.K. ROBOT - With three distinct songwriters, S.K. Robot creates harmonic, hook-laden infectious pop-rock that sounds at once both fresh and familiar. Formed in Vancouver by Dennis Pyo (Space Kid), Kevan Ellis (Cinderpop), Tony Koelwyn (Awkward Stage, The R.A.D.I.O.) and Michael Boegh (Bossanova, Pokiok Falls), they later added Joe Cassidy (The Liars) on guitar. Don't miss this veritable who's who of the local music scene!

CHINA SYNDROME is a melodic power pop band that combines driving pop hooks with elements of garage rock and new wave. Their CD "Nothing's Not Worth Knowing" examines the struggle to achieve a work-life balance, the agony of micromanagement, and our obsession with work and social media at the expense of real relationships. Despite the dark subject matter, the album is musically bright as the band shows off a variety of styles from 70s Stones to angular funk grooves to psychedelia, augmented by aural surprises including pump organ, claves, Jew's harp and 80s synths.


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The Party on High Street (Funk)

other sites: cbc
Since finding each other in Nelson, B.C. seven years ago The Party On High Street has worked tirelessly to bring it's signature feel-good funk jams to the people! We are a lively dance-inducing mix of funk, folk and jazz fuelled rockn' roll, joyfully delivered and presented like a funbomb waiting to make you jive. Our band sings of peculiar youthfu... more info

Coloursurround (Shoegaze)

other sites: myspace
A four piece from Vancouver combining melodic pop hooks in an ethereal soundscape, with dreamy yet poignant vocals. If Johnny Marr had a bigger pedal board, this might be what The Smith's would have sounded like. more info

S.K. Robot

Part 1: "True Story" Terry David Mulligan once told me to "Shut the fuck up!" even though I wasn't even speaking to him. I didn't even know he was there until he opened his mouth. I think he thought my friend and I were laughing at him but we were watching a soccer match at the time. I didn't say anything back to him and he just walked off. I thin... more info

China Syndrome (Rockin' melodic powerpop)

China Syndrome is a rockin' melodic power pop band from Vancouver, who combine the driving pop hooks of The New Pornographers, Teenage Fanclub and XTC with liberal dollops of 60s and 70s classic rock influences. The Georgia Straight has praised their 2015 album The Usual Angst as “infectiously jangly” with “fantastic, hooky guitar;” The Pro... more info