I.M.U. presents . . .
Fri Aug 22nd GENERATION WHO Canada's Who Tribute, WHITE BLOOD CELLS White Stripes Tribute & guests @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Sept 5th CLAPTON'S BLUES POWER Eric Clapton Tribute, SEARCH PARTY & The WALK-INS @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Sept 5th BRASS ACTION. BREHDREN & FATHER MOO @ The Wise Hall - Info HERE
Sat Sept 6th JAPANESE COWBOY Ween Tribute & CRAZY DIAMONDS Pink Floyd Tribute @ The Backstge Lounge - Info HERE
Fri Sept 12th VAGABONDS & guests @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Sept 12th EMPIRE, COLOURSURROUND & guests @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Sat Sept 20th GENERATION WHO Canada's Who Tribute, IN THE EVENING Led Zeppelin Tribute & RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM Tom Petty Tribute @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Sept 26th The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS A Celebration Of The Doors, STONE COLD CRAZY Queen Tribute & RED HERRING @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Sept 26th GHOST BODY (formerly OUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE), ORGANIK THE BAND & guests @ The Backstage Lounge - Info HERE
Fri Oct 3rd GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (from the U.K.), CORNSHED & guests @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Oct 17th COCAINE MOUSTACHE, HAM WAILIN', SISTER SABBATH & guests @ The Wise Hall
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. Friday, August 22nd IMU presents GENERATION WHO Canada's Who Tribute, WHITE BLOOD CELLS White Stripes Tribute & guests @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 10pm / $10

GENERATION WHO - From hungry young artists in the mid-'60s to arena rock royalty of the '70s, The Who has constantly changed and reinvented itself. Generation Who showcase material from the legendary band's expansive catalogue and put on rousing performances on-stage. Brilliant, inspired and in top form, expect Generation Who to rock you with The Who's musical legacy!

WHITE BLOOD CELLS is a Vancouver-based tribute to The White Stripes, one of the leading bands of the post-2000 garage rock revival. Intensely executed with heavily distorted power chords blasting a blasphemous noise, White Blood Cells honour the spirit of the Stripes with their explosive, minimalist, authentic blues rock.

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. Friday, September 5th IMU presents CLAPTON'S BLUES POWER Eric Clapton Tribute, SEARCH PARTY & The WALK-INS @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 10pm / $10

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 SEARCH PARTY is a dynamic new female-fronted cover band spanning music from the 70s through the present day with a creative spin. Featuring skilled members of local bands like Coloursurround, their inventive sets range from Queen and The Police to The Racounteurs and Capital Cities.

The WALK-INS - Featuring members of The Unknown Soldiers, Top Drawers & Captain Dust, The Walk-ins have conspired together to create a new musical concoction that seems strangely familiar yet somehow alien.

Some say it's blues, some say it's rock or even urban folk... perhaps it's all three mixed together in a musical blender and seasoned with a dash of grit and grind and a hint of grunge. So sit back and let the Walk-Ins fill your body and soul with the eternal sounds of their musical madness.

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. Friday, September 5th IMU presents BRASS ACTION. BREHDREN & FATHER MOO @ The Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street @ Victoria Drive. Show 10pm / $10 cover

The BRASS ACTION is high-energy horn-driven ska at its finest! This 5-piece band brings a wide variety of influences and styles to the stage... be prepared to dance, skank, mosh, sweat, and find out why they're called The Brass Action.

BREHDREN - With varied musical backgrounds and a combined love of ska and reggae, the eight members of Brehdren blend elements of jazz, indie pop and progressive rock to create their unique flavour. Boasting a crazy, energetic front man and dedicated horn section, they cover a wide range of ground from extended jams to two-minute freak outs. Not to be missed!

FATHER MOO
is a New Age spiritual guru and certified sex therapist who improvises reggae and dub songs from scratch using large, unusual synthesizers. His performances are multimedia pagan rituals carried out to summon squamous and rugose beings from beyond space and time.

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. Saturday, September 6th IMU presents JAPANESE COWBOY Ween Tribute & CRAZY DIAMONDS Pink Floyd Tribute @ The Backstge Lounge, 1585 Johnston Street, Granville Island . Show 10pm / $10 cover

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.

CRAZY DIAMONDS are serious about honoring the music of PINK FLOYD, delivering a powerful, authentic live show that presents the best of the Floyd's mindblowing, psychedelic music. In the few years they've been together, Vancouver's one and only Pink Floyd tribute act has built up a growing fanbase by playing clubs like The Media Club, Railway Club and Backstage Lounge.

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. Friday, September 12th IMU presents VAGABONDS & guests @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 10pm / $10

VAGABONDS
- Starting out as a five piece cover band whose members all originally hail from Ireland, Vagabonds have become a regular fixture on the local music scene with a live show that bursts with energy on every occasion. They play contemporary rock with a Celtic twist and at least ten different instruments between them, mixing traditional Irish favourites with songs by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Prince and Arcade Fire.

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. Friday, September 12th IMU presents EMPIRE, COLOURSURROUND & guests @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 10pm / $10 cover

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.

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. Saturday, September 20th IMU presents GENERATION WHO Canada's Who Tribute, IN THE EVENING Led Zeppelin Tribute & RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM Tom Petty Tribute @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 10pm / $10

GENERATION WHO - From hungry young artists in the mid-'60s to arena rock royalty of the '70s, The Who has constantly changed and reinvented itself. Generation Who showcase material from the legendary band's expansive catalogue and put on rousing performances on-stage. Brilliant, inspired and in top form, expect Generation Who to rock you with The Who's musical legacy!

IN THE EVENING pay homage to LED ZEPPELIN, presenting the music of one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time performed by the members of local Cult tribute act SPIRITWALKER. Immerse yourself in an authentic, hypnotic hard rock experience fueled by the power and majesty of Zeppelin’s iconic riffs, rhythms and textures delivered with faithful use of alternate tunings, effects units and analog bass pedals.

RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM
(Tom Petty Tribute) - Mark Ingram started Runnin' Down A Dream in 2009 as a way to introduce new fans to the music of one of the greatest songwriters in rock and roll while entertaining existing fans with familiar hits and standout rarities. This kick-ass band of experienced musicians will blow you away with their high energy takes on classic Tom Petty songs like American Girl, Free Fallin' and Mary Jane's Last Dance, not to mention a song or two from the Traveling Wilburys, Mudcrutch, and Petty's Live Anthology.

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. Friday, September 26th IMU presents The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS A Celebration Of The Doors, STONE COLD CRAZY Queen Tribute & RED HERRING @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 10pm / $10

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.

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!

RED HERRING - Featuring an impressive line-up of local musicians who've worked with the likes of Sarah McLachlan, Paul Hyde, Veda Hille and Sook Yin Lee, Red Herring plays jangly, spiky, danceable art punk that is quirky, unique and iconoclastic. Landing MuchMusic airplay and top honours in CiTR's Shindig, the 4 founding members have reunited after an extended hiatus to revisit past favourites and explore exciting new compositions.

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. Friday, September 26th IMU presents GHOST BODY (formerly OUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE), ORGANIK THE BAND & guests @ The Backstage Lounge, 1585 Johnston Street, Granville Island. Show 10pm / $10 cover

GHOST BODY delivers modern, dark punk with rock n roll rhythm and the leads punk always could've sold but didn't. Elevated by transcending vocals, melody and rhythm, they put aside traditional genre stigmas to produce something that can't be to pigeonholed.

ORGANIK THE BAND (or-gan'ik) creates mindblowingly clever, pure soulful music with primal urgency and infectious party vibes. Their high-energy live performances skillfully blend hip hop, pop/rock and r&b sounds, taking the musical leads of classic acts like Sly Stone, Jimi Hendrix and Run DMC to create a sexy, stylish sound.

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. Friday, October 3rd IMU presents GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (from the U.K.), CORNSHED & guests @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 10pm / $10

GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - Premier purveyors of alcoholic circus music, this London UK-based three piece is equally adept at power trio riffing as they are producing string-laden baroque outsider music. Their unique mix of joyful gypsy power pop stomp, chaotic piano balladry and wide-eyed punkabilly is colourful, hard-hitting and brilliantly unified by a killer pop sensibility.

CORNSHED - A blend of East Coast, folk, and bluegrass with the tempo and driving force of a punk band makes Vancouver's Cornshed a stomping, rabble-rousing, "forget about your next day of work" experience. Back to the roots is the simplest way to put it, and the boot stompin’ tunes these guys play get everyone dancing. With an undeniable fire burning in their belly, Cornshed are about to bring the dead back to life.

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