I.M.U. presents . . .
Fri Feb 22nd CALM LIKE A BOMB Rage Against The Machine, CIVILIAN Audioslave Tribute & BONNIE SCOTT AC/DC Tribute @ The Backstage Lounge - Info HERE
Sat Mar 2nd Horizon School Of Music Launch Party with DON ALDER, UNO MAS & KRIS SCHULZ @ Bluedog Guitars - Info HERE
Sun Mar 3rd EMPOWER THROUGH MUSIC @ Horizon School Of Music - Info HERE
Fri Mar 8th EARLY SPIRIT Album Release Party (featuring Spirit of the West's Jay Knutson) @ Bluedog Guitars - Info HERE
Fri Mar 15th COCAINE MOUSTACHE "Hail The Rail" Album Release Party w/ HAM WAILIN' Van Halen Tribute, The GNAR GNARS & COLOSSUS Clutch Tribute @ The Astoria - Info HERE
Sat Mar 23rd DAZED 'N AMUSED Led Zeppelin Tribute & ALIVE N KISSIN' Kiss Tribute @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Fri Apr 5th BIG BROWN BEAVER Primus Tribute, RIPPIN' AND TARON & MEDUSA (UK) @ Backstage Lounge - Info HERE
Sat Apr 6th Nirvana 25th Anniversary Show featuring NEVERMIND ~ Nirvana Tribute & Calm Like A Bomb ~ Rage Against The Machine Tribute @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Mon Jun 3rd Randy McAllister ~ Fundraiser For Magna @ The Fairview - Info HERE


. Friday, February 22nd IMU presents CALM LIKE A BOMB Rage Against The Machine, CIVILIAN Audioslave Tribute & BONNIE SCOTT AC/DC Tribute @ The Backstage Lounge 1585 Johnston Street. Doors 9pm / Show 9:30pm / $10 cover / Join the Facebook event!

CALM LIKE A BOMB (Rage Against The Machine tribute) - 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.

CIVILIAN Audioslave Tribute - Treat yourself to an incendiary tribute of the iconic supergroup that seamlessly merged the worlds of Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine. Audioslave established their own trademark sound by blending 70s hard rock with 90s alternative rock, spiced up by Tom Morello's cutting edge guitar solos.


BONNIE SCOTT
offers a female perspective of AC/DC with members Bonnie Scott and Agnus Young carving a rocking path down the Highway To Hell. Featuring the members of Sister Sabbath, they deliver gender bending variations of your favourite AC/DC songs delivered with all the dirty riffs and vocal grit of the originals. For Those About to Rock We Salute You!

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. Saturday, March 2nd Bluedog Concert Series presents Horizon School Of Music Launch Party with DON ALDER, UNO MAS & KRIS SCHULZ @ Bluedog Guitars, #121 - 60 Orwell Street, North Vancouver / Show 4-7pm / Get your tickets HERE! / Join the Facebook event!

DON ALDER is one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world. His unique style and energetic performances are intense, passionate and awe-inspiring. Winner of the 2011 Guitar Idol, 2010 Guitar Superstar and 2007 International Finger Style championships. With over 2 million views on YouTube, he's been featured in the major acoustic guitar magazines and has performed at events around the world including the Montreal Jazz Festival, TED-X, Nashville's All Star Guitar Night and many others.

UNO MAS featuring Kelly Brown - With fresh takes on well-known classics and original music, Uno Mas embraces a unique, modern sound that's rooted in soul and jazz punctuated by funk, hip-hop, drum & bass, reggae and Latin grooves. On stages big and small, every Uno Mas performance is full of genuine passion and enthusiasm.

KRIS SCHULZ
earned success and accolades with his solo acoustic career, touring internationally and releasing a pair of acclaimed albums produced by Antoine Dufour. After losing much of his fingerstyle agility from a rare neurological condition called focal dystonia, he now pours his musical energy into the Horizon School Of Music, sharing a lifelong passion for music and showing that life's greatest challenges can lead to the most beautiful and interesting places.

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. Sunday, March 3rd Horizon School Of Music presents EMPOWER THROUGH MUSIC @ Horizon School Of Music #218-333 Terminal Ave. FREE / 12-4pm / Join the Facebook event!

ONE DAY ONLY ~ FREE MUSIC LESSONS! INSTRUMENTS PROVIDED: Guitar . Piano . Drums . Bass . Vocals . Ukelele

Last year our team of teachers and support staff volunteered their time & assisted almost 60 people by providing free music lessons. No fees or sign ups required - first come first serve. Open house style event, all are welcome!

Our mandate is to promote and share the transformative health & wellness benefits that result from learning the language of music. Our mission is to ensure that everyone receives equal access to experiencing this enriching gift of art regardless of barrier.

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. Friday, March 8th Bluedog Concert Series presents EARLY SPIRIT Album Release Party (featuring Spirit of the West's Jay Knutson) @ Bluedog Guitars, #121 - 60 Orwell Street, North Vancouver / Show 7-9:30pm / Get your tickets HERE! / Join the Facebook event!

EARLY SPIRIT - Featuring progressive arrangements with deep grooves and powerful violin leads, Early Spirit's unique approach to folk music incorporates everything from swing and jazz influences to dance-heavy reels. The band unites the stellar talents of Jay Knutson (vocals, guitar) who co-wrote, arranged and performed Celtic folk-rock music as a member of the acclaimed Spirit of the West; Gabriel Dubreuil, a Franco-Canadian violinist with a passion for independent, genre-bending music; Will Chernoff, one of Canada’s finest jazz musicians on bass; and Ben Kelly, a versatile drummer and son of Spirit of the West's Geoffrey Kelly. "A unique blend of rock and roll energy, of folk lyrical conventions centered around various facets of Canadian life" -- The Province


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. Friday, March 15th IMU presents COCAINE MOUSTACHE "Hail The Rail" Album Release Party w/ HAM WAILIN' Van Halen Tribute, The GNAR GNARS & COLOSSUS Clutch Tribute @ The Astoria, 1585 Johnston Street. Doors 8pm / Show 9pm / $15 cover / Join the Facebook event!

Join Cocaine Moustache w/ Ham Wailin', The Gnar Gnars & Colussus at the Astoria, Vancouver's most beloved dive bar, for the long-awaited release of All Hail The Rail!

COCAINE MOUSTACHE - Formed during an out of control party that spiralled into a band, Cocaine Moustache delivers an orgy for the ears with their raw, debaucherously bluesy rock. With deep roots in popular local mainstays Zuckuss, West of Hell and Tyrants Blood, this heavy anti-establishment power quartet has played Armstrong MetalFest, Metallion (Prince George) and Loud As Hell (Drumheller, AB). They toured Canada in 2016 from Vancouver to Halifax, performing 24 intense shows over 29 days and proving they’re one of the hardest working acts in Canada. Inspired by incendiary acts like ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Van Halen and Pantera, their sonic cocktail of killer anthems is the perfect soundtrack to get people out of their seats headbanging and making new sweet intoxicated memories! "A sexy, booze-fueled rock ‘n’ roll beast of a band!” (BeatRoute)

HAM WAILIN' (VAN HALEN TRIBUTE) - - Armed with album perfect music and a tickle-trunk of spandex, Ham Wailin' is guaranteed to put you in a partyin' mood!

The GNAR GNARS is a punk metal crossover band with foul-mouthed lyrics and the maturity level of prepubescent children!

COLOSSUS Western Canada's most badass CLUTCH tribute act unleashes high energy excitement and pure fury in a unique blend of stoner grooves and blistering rock'n'roll!

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. Saturday, March 23rd IMU presents DAZED 'N AMUSED Led Zeppelin Tribute & ALIVE N KISSIN'Kiss Tribute @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover / Join the Facebook event!

DAZED 'N AMUSED - Canada's only all-female LED ZEPPELIN tribute band showcases a high energy stage show that delivers dynamic musicianship and intensity with inspired arrangements. Featuring former members of Zeppelina, the chromosomes may be altered but the song remains the same!

ALIVE N KISSIN'  is a Vancouver-based tribute band bringing the over the top, loud, rock'n'roll party energy of classic KISS concerts to the local stage.

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. Friday, April 5th IMU presents BIG BROWN BEAVER Primus Tribute, RIPPIN' AND TARON & MEDUSA (UK) @ The Backstage Lounge 1585 Johnston Street. Show 9:30pm / $10 cover / Join the Facebook event!

BIG BROWN BEAVER Primus Tribute - Sail the seas of cheese with Big Brown Beaver's tribute to the oddball alchemy of Les Claypool's uniquely bass-driven, groove-laced psychedelia.

RIPPIN' AND TARON - An electrifying Vancouver cover band with an unexpectedly diverse selection of the best rockin' tunes, Rippin' And Taron have the charisma and talent to get any crowd dancing 'til holes burn through the soles of their shoes!

MEDUSA - Hailing from London, England, Medusa's edgy brand of rock 'n' roll lunacy blends vitriolic power and stark honesty with raucous, '80s-inspired sounds, unleashing a 360 degree sonic maelstrom that attacks audiences from all directions!

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. Saturday, April 6th IMU presents Nirvana 25th Anniversary Show featuring NEVERMIND ~ Nirvana Tribute & Calm Like A Bomb ~ Rage Against The Machine Tribute @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover / Join the Facebook event!

NEVERMIND Nirvana Tribute - With searing intensity and a ferocious, full-blooded energy, Nevermind burns through fiery takes of crowd pleasing Nirvana anthems and fan favourites alike.

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.

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. Monday, June 3rd - Randy McAllister Fundraiser For Magna @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 8pm / Cover $20 or by donation / Join the Facebook event!

Randy McAllister is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, harmonica player, drummer and East Texan legend of blues and roots. Roustabout, maverick, spiritual, gritty, wild, soulful - these are some of the words used to describe this Texas bonafide blueblood. One of the most versatile bluesmen in Texas, Randy sings like no one else, writes incredible songs and plays world-class harmonica and driving drums.

Randy is performing at a benefit concert to raise funds to cover Magna's outstanding surgery and cremation expenses. Magna was a sweet-spirited Great Dane belonging to Charlie Norris, founder of Supporting Great Danes In Need, an organization dedicated to helping abandoned, abused and neglected Great Danes.

Send PayPal donations with MAGNA in the subject to MagnaNorris@gmail.com


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