I.M.U. presents . . .
Fri Sept 4th CAWAMA, S.K.A. SX70 & SUICIDE RING @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Sept 11th The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS, FEMME ZEPPELIN & DIRTY BLUE GROOVE @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Sat Sept 12th CARACAS, MNGWA & MELLOMANIC @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Sept 18th RANDOM DANDER, BREHDREN & LOST HOMBRE @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Sept 18th BELUGA, BUDDY & THE SCARECROW, MATTHEW MEI and YOU BRIGHT MINDS @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Fri Sept 25th STONE COLD CRAZY, JAPANESE COWBOY & SPIRITWALKER @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Sat Sept 26th CALM LIKE A BOMB, FEEL GOOD HITS & MOUTHFUL OF DAISY @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Oct 9th MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING, CLAPTON'S BLUES POWER & The ELEVEN TWELVES @ The Fairview - Info HERE
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. Friday, September 4th IMU presents CAWAMA, SUICIDE RING, SX70 & S.K.A @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

CAWAMA combines influences from '80s and '90s garage rock with old school '70s punk, crafting a surf-inflected garage punk revival. Formed in 2012, their undeniable chemistry and groove starting flowing from the outset.

S.K.A brings great live energy with 2 singers who double as a horn section on a crowd-pleasing blend of originals and covers. Focused on a classic ska/reggae vibe, their sound also incorporates elements of blues, jazz and rock.

SX70 - Rooted in their mutual love for funk, new wave and all things purple and paisley, SX70 is an auspicious dance-punk duo that rips a new hole in underground pop.

SUICIDE RING (formerly NOSE DRAG) - Featuring former members of Mongoose, Caustic Thought and Trike Wipeout, Nose Drag occupy the musical spectrum somewhere between The Melvins and Queens Of The Stone Age.

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. Friday, September 11th IMU presents CLASSIC ROCK GODS: FEMME ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin Tribute featuring Rachel Davis, The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: A Celebration Of The Doors & DIRTY BLUE GROOVE @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

Join The Unknown Soldiers as they perform The Doors' 1967 self-titled debut album from start to finish as a part of their Doors Classic Album Series! Joined by Femme Zeppelin & Dirty Blue Groove, this promises to be an unforgettable evening of timeless classics!

FEMME ZEPPELIN (Led Zeppelin Tribute featuring Rachel Davis) - Born in LA, Rachel Davis started playing music in front of audiences when she was 7, busking on the streets of Peru. In 2010 she formed Rachel Davis And The Banned with some friends of considerable talent, showcasing her powerful vocals and near 5 octave range. Don't miss her dynamic interpretation of Led Zeppelin classics, delivering their essential songs with fiery and impassioned fervour!

The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS come amazingly close to replicating the music of THE DOORS note for note while capturing their raw energy through each band member's interpretation, combining to deliver a groovy reproduction of a live Doors show that keeps audiences in a head-bobbing, toe-tapping trance.
Their singer's Morrison-esque look, vibe and baritone voice combine with swirling organs and deft musicianship to captivate and transcend time and place, allowing audiences to be transported back in time to experience a taste of live shows that are now a part of rock mythology.

DIRTY BLUE GROOVE is hard rockin' dirty blues from the '60s and '70s including covers from Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. Inspired by bands like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, Dirty Blue Groove embraces a simple three piece concept that aims to rock hard and loud!

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. Saturday, September 12th IMU presents CARACAS, MNGWA & MELLOMANIC @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9pm / $10 cover
CARACAS - Formed in East Van by Venezuelan brothers Javier and Victor Badillo, Caracas is defined by upbeat, melodic, syncopated Latin-influenced original punk rock with a penchant for genre crossovers. Compared to bands like The Stranglers, Pixies, Talking Heads and White Stripes, the Badillos previously played in seminal Malaysian punk rock band LyMe, learning from and influencing a generation of Malaysian DIY punks.

MNGWA - A 9-piece collective of Russians, Mexicans and Canadians with vocals in four languages, Mngwa injects the local music scene with a fresh global perspective, mixing elements of Latin, cumbia, dub, funk, reggae and African rhythms. They've earned a reputation as a juggernaut party band, hosting underground shows featuring video projections, costumes, puppets, live artwork and a colourful entourage of weirdos.
MELLOMANIC plays a mix of rock, folk, reggae and funk with soulful, interweaving vocals and dynamic, original songs. A group of friends who've been playing music together for ten years, they have a collective passion for music and a collaborative approach to songwriting, resulting in carefully crafted songs that touch on the common themes of our lives.

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. Friday, September 18th IMU presents RANDOM DANDER, BREHDREN & LOST HOMBRE @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9pm / $10 cover

RANDOM DANDER creates its own brand of raw, saucy, no holds barred rock and roll using an extraordinary mix of instruments including timbales and xylophone in addition to two guitars, bass and drums. Their high octane, soulful madness and anything goes aesthetic brings everything to the mix from funk and folk to blues, jazz, reggae, psychedelia, hard rock and even a little punk, surf and heavy metal.

BREHDREN - This seven-piece Vancouver-based reggae/ska/rock band was formed in 2010 by best friends, peers & family in an East Vancouver basement. Brehdren’s sound is based around energetic front man Scott E. Moil who's more than just a singer, he's an entertainer first and foremost. But a band can’t just be an enigmatic crazy front man, can it? The other six members of Brehdren back him up with songs that touch on elements of jazz, indie pop and even progressive rock.

LOST HOMBRE blends indie folk pop and Latin influences, drawing inspiration from Radiohead, Devotchka, Elbow and The Smiths. Formed in 2009 by successful dance and theatre composer Owen Belton, they've released 2 albums and played The Biltmore, Wise Hall, Media Club and Mission Folk Festival to great response.

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. Friday, September 18th IMU presents BELUGA, BUDDY and the SCARECROW & MATTHEW MEI and YOU BRIGHT MINDS @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover
BELUGA - Vancouver's favorite alien party rockers, Beluga kicks out the jams like James Brown fronting The Who in outer space. Currently recording their fourth album "Le Yeti", their shows are full of intensity and mind melting psychedelic groove rock anthems.

BUDDY and the SCARECROW Roots & Blues Revue is an energetic roots and blues revue with seasoned vocal harmonies and great lead layers of guitar, harmonica and keyboards. They play popular rock, blues and roots songs from the '60s to the present along with their own originals that evoke Neil Young and the Grateful Dead.

MATTHEW MEI and YOU BRIGHT MINDS - With emotional and heartfelt songs that channel the highs and lows of human experience, Matthew Mei brandishes a charismatic blend of blues, rock, folk and hip hop.
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. Friday, September 25th IMU presents GODS OF ARENA ROCK: STONE COLD CRAZY Queen Tribute, JAPANESE COWBOY Ween Tribute & SPIRITWALKER Cult Tribute @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9pm / $10 cover
STONE COLD CRAZY is Vancouver's foremost tribute to legendary UK rockers QUEEN, capturing their spirit, spectacle and songs with power and grace. Taking their mutual love of all things Mercury into the hearts and minds of Vancouver's classic rock fans, they skillfully deliver quintessential Queen from throughout their chart-topping career. Stone Cold Crazy is excited to introduce the gender-bending performance of singer/pianist Tania Gosgnach, channelling the legendary Freddie Mercury. Come and get your Queen on!

JAPANESE COWBOY - Renowned for spawning ingenious creations of bad taste and dizzying chaos, Japanese Cowboy definitively delivers the innovative meta-rock stylings of WEEN. Ween's incredible musical diversity, reckless experimentation and cheeky humour has traversed almost every genre in existence, brilliantly blended with genuine rock'n'roll excitement.
SPIRITWALKER tap into the hard rock power and spiritual intensity of THE CULT with a live experience like no other. Prepare to be transported to a universe of shamanistic wonder and rock & roll transcendence via a set drawn from the band's peak years of commercial and critical acclaim.

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. Saturday, September 26th IMU presents GODS OF ARENA ROCK: CALM LIKE A BOMB Vancouver's Premier Tribute to Rage Against the Machine, FEEL GOOD HITS Queens Of The Stone Age Tribute & MOUTHFUL OF DAISY @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9pm / $10 cover

CALM LIKE A BOMB is a Vancouver-based band dedicated to performing the music of Rage Against The Machine in all it's glory. This talented group of musicians pays tribute to one of the most influential bands in modern rock history.

FEEL GOOD HITS pay homage to Queens Of The Stone Age, playing blistering tunes that explode like depth charges in the night. QOTSA's visceral, fist-pumping sludge rock is a powerful combination of bullseye downstrokes and drumbeats backing gasoline-drenched jams culminating in grandiose, unbelievably catchy songs.

MOUTHFUL OF DAISY delivers a unique blend of powerful, female-fronted alternative rock that combines haunting, angelic vocals with catchy, melodic guitar riffs, smooth bass lines and relentless driving beats. With songs that stick around long after you've heard them, their refreshing musical approach appeals to a wide range of listeners.

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. Friday, October 9th IMU presents MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING Hendrix Tribute, CLAPTON'S BLUES POWER Eric Clapton Tribute & The ELEVEN TWELVES Psychedelic Nuggets Tribute @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING - The pure musical genius of JIMI HENDRIX made him one of the most influential guitarists ever in modern music. Self-taught and left-handed, he perfected the deliberate use of distortion and feedback to complement his natural virtuoso ability while exuding unequaled charisma, raw talent and creativity to deliver some of the most revolutionary music of the 20th Century. Featuring Mike Zyke of The Unknown Soldiers, be sure to come out and take in this timeless music as Midnight Lightning deliver their loving tribute to the anthemic and transcendent Hendrix experience!

CLAPTON'S BLUES POWER follows Eric Clapton's musical journey and rise to the pinnacle of rock history, playing songs from his early years with The Yardbirds, classics from rock's first supergroup Cream, and the best of his solo career. They strive to recreate the riffs, harmonies and feel of a blues guitar legend who played alongside some of the greatest musicians of his era.

The ELEVEN TWELVES - Full of fuzzy guitar riffs, soaring harmonies, manic drumming and vintage transistor organ, The Eleven Twelves specialize in playing '60s garage-rock. With a focus on the legendary NUGGETS compilations, they also play obscure gems and one hit wonders from the psychedelic era, capturing the raw energy and youthful spirit of the bands that influenced a generation.

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