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Event Archive - PSYCHEDELIC SYD: A psychedelic music tribute for Syd Barrett Featuring The Orchid Highway, Windows '78, Orchards & Vines, The Capitals, Craig Jacks, Robyn Carrigan, Janet Panic, Willy Krueger + more: Orchid Highway, windows78, Orchards and Vines, The Capitals, Craig Jacks, Robyn Carrigan, janet panic, Will Krueger

Sat. August 26th 2006 The Lamplighter (No Minors)
Saturday, August 26th RADIO BANDCOUVER, IMU & CiTR present PSYCHEDELIC SYD: A psychedelic music tribute for Syd Barrett & a benefit show for CFRO's Radio Bandcouver. Featuring The Orchid Highway, Windows '78, Orchards & Vines, The Capitals, Craig Jacks, Robyn Carrigan, Janet Panic, Willy Krueger + more @ LAMPLIGHTER . Doors 8pm / $10 cover -:- $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer!

Be sure to join us Saturday, August 26th for solid line-up of some of Vancouver's most dynamic and exciting artists paying tribute to Syd's genius with psychedelic tunes guaranteed to take you on a trip you won't soon forget! All hail: PSYCHEDELIC SYD NIGHT!

There's no denying the huge impact Roger 'Syd' Barrett had as a forerunner of the psychedelic movement, before sadly and very recently passing on from diabetes complications. One of the founding members of legendary rock group Pink Floyd, Syd originally named the band "The Pink Floyd Sound" after his favorite Delta bluesmen: Pink Anderson & Floyd Council and touched off a musical revolution that has continued to be an influence decades later.

He impressed John Lennon (who was recording ''Sgt. Pepper'' across the hall at Abbey Road Studios, where ''Piper At The Gates Of Dawn' was also being committed to disc) so much that John wished to collaborate with him. Of the 11 songs on Piper, Barrett wrote eight and co-wrote another two. As the band began to attract a large fanbase, Barrett's behavior became increasingly unpredictable, and his preoccupation with LSD combined with the pressures of burgeoning fame contributed to developing psychiatric problems, which culminated in his being kicked out of the band once it became clear that he couldn't function as a productive member. After leaving Pink Floyd, Barrett recorded two solo albums then distanced himself from the public eye, putting down his guitar to live a reclusive lifestyle.

An innovative guitarist, he explored the musical and sonic possibilities of dissonance, distortion, feedback and echo. One of his trademarks was playing his Fender Esquire guitar by sliding a Zippo lighter up and down the fretboard through an old echo box to create the mysterious, otherworldly sounds that became associated with him.


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Orchid Highway (Psychedelic Rock)

“Trousers-deep in a rapturously ongoing obsession with mid-60s Britpop and psychedelia” Nerve Magazine “Take this grand, technicolor, psychedelic, rock and roll dragster out for a spin... what pop music CAN be when it isn’t being held hostage!” Radio Bandcouver “A dream come true to fans of Badfinger, or bands of more recent vinta... 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

Orchards and Vines

ORCHARDS & VINES reveal a rich, dark musical territory of compelling songs and lyrics, with powerful, dynamic female vocals fronting raw, intense guitars and drums. Their explosive modern sound invokes the incendiary vibe of artists like Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and Nirvana. more info

The Capitals (Melodic rock)

The Capitals are bursting out of the Vancouver suburbs with their energized brand of pop rock music. Pulling from a wide range of influences, guitarists Patrick Jacobson and Robert Watt, bassist Andrew Fuller and drummer Jonathan Bonikowsky, strive to recreate the true spirit of rock & roll. With their hook filled melodies and sing along choruses, ... more info
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janet panic (Folk Pop)

Nominated for a Juno in 2013, Boho Queen Janet Panic (her real name) moves between haunting ballads and up tempo hip shakers with flawless dynamics and arrangement. She describes herself as an instigator that loves boots, guitars and a good laugh. Her witty performances and beautiful melodies will be sure to leave her audience humming a tune. ... more info