I.M.U. presents . . .
Fri Mar 27th FREEFLOW & DISCO FUNERAL @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Mar 27th JG/BC Jerry Garcia Tribute & CLAPTON'S BLUES POWER Eric Clapton Tribute @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Fri Apr 17th RAMPANT LION, MOUTHFUL OF DAISY, GODFATHERS OF LOVE & SUCH SAVAGES @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Sat Apr 18th GIRAFFE AFTERMATH, HEADS HANG HEAVY & BRASS ACTION @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Sat Apr 18th FEMME ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin Tribute featuring Rachel Davis, CRAZY DIAMONDS Pink Floyd Tribute & SEARCH PARTY @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Fri Apr 24th The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: A Celebration Of The Doors, The ELEVEN TWELVES Psychedelic Nuggets Tribute & WHITE BLOOD CELLS White Stripes Tribute @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Apr 24th RUDE CITY RIOT, BONE DADDIES & The SURFRAJETS @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Sat Apr 25th BAKED POTATO & JAPANESE COWBOY Ween Tribute @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Fri May 1st BIG JOHN BATES Album Release & Tour Kick-Off Party w/ REVEREND HEATHEN STRANGEFELLOW & The VAUDEVILLE VAGABONDS + guests @ The Hindenburg - Info HERE
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. Friday, March 27th IMU presents
FREEFLOW, DISCO FUNERAL & guests @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm

FREEFLOW - Combining dynamic, rhythm-fused soul with funk, reggae, rock and electronica, Freeflow creates something that's wholly original -- music for and of the people. Their electrifying live shows deliver ass-shakin' grooves that have turned many a sold out crowd into frenzied disciples while getting even the most jaded club hoppers jumping around.

DISCO FUNERAL - Eclectic, eccentric, energetic and always entertaining, Disco Funeral packs a hell of a punch. From their signature blend of dark funk and sing-a-long catchiness to down-tempo psychedelia and travelling gypsy ska madness, this is one party you definitely don’t want to miss!

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. Friday, March 27th IMU presents JG/BC Jerry Garcia Tribute & CLAPTON'S BLUES POWER Eric Clapton Tribute @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover
The JG/BC Jerry Garcia Tribute Band pays tribute to Jerry Garcia, best known for his singing, songwriting and lead guitar work with The Grateful Dead throughout their 30-year career. Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1994 and ranked 13th in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time, he released several solo albums and participated in a variety of side projects that are also represented in JG/BC's epic live sets.

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.


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. Friday, April 17th IMU presents RAMPANT LION, MOUTHFUL OF DAISY, GODFATHERS OF LOVE & SUCH SAVAGES @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

RAMPANT LION possesses a growing catalogue of dynamic songs featuring 3-part harmonies, hummable melodies and garage grunge post punk riffs in a sound that's familiar yet current, aggressive yet melodic, fun yet serious. Their new EP "Mirror Distortion" was recorded in Seattle with Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) and features the raw, dynamic energy of the band in its purest form.

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.


GODFATHERS OF LOVE is an artistic collaboration fusing together many great lineages of musical influence to create a sound that is unique yet familiar, subtle yet edgy.

SUCH SAVAGES - 4 guys who can decide on nothing, come together as they create alternative blues with a touch of stoner rock, ready to take on the world!b

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. Saturday, April 18th IMU presents GIRAFFE AFTERMATH, HEADS HANG HEAVY & BRASS ACTION @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

GIRAFFE AFTERMATH - Delivering adventurous sets of lively, danceable music and deep, relentless groove, Giraffe Aftermath uses hip-hop rhythms and a psychedelic approach to build on the traditions of reggae and dub music. Widely considered to be one of the top touring dub-reggae acts in Western Canada, they've opened for legends such as Macklemore, Katchafire and The Black Seeds.

HEADS HANG HEAVY is an explosive party experience, a diverse collective of musicians who share the common goal of making dance floors sweat. Combining the roots of reggae, the meatiness of the blues and a splash of ska, HHH completes their West Coast blend with tasty vocals that will stir your thoughts and warm your soul.

The BRASS ACTION plays horn-driven ska at its finest, bringing a wide variety of influences and styles to the stage.

This high energy quintet have a song "Devil Down Below" featured in the new Daniel Radcliffe movie Horns. Be prepared to dance, skank, mosh, sweat and find out why they're called The Brass Action!

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. Saturday, April 18th IMU presents FEMME ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin Tribute featuring Rachel Davis, CRAZY DIAMONDS Pink Floyd Tribute & SEARCH PARTY @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

FEMME ZEPPELIN captures the spirit and sound of Led Zeppelin in a unique and passionate way, transporting audiences to familiar places like Kashmir and Misty Mountain with skill and artistry. The band members serve as enthusiastic ambassadors to Zeppelin's majestic catalogue, taking great joy in weaving these evocative tunes for fans new and old while showcasing Rachel Davis' powerful vocals and near 5 octave range.

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.

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.

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. Friday, April 24th IMU presents The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS A Celebration Of The Doors, The ELEVEN TWELVES Psychedelic Nuggets Tribute & WHITE BLOOD CELLS White Stripes Tribute @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

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.

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.

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, April 24th IMU presents RUDE CITY RIOT, BONE DADDIES & The SURFRAJETS @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

RUDE CITY RIOT - Contagious melodies, smart lyrics, tight grooves and a wailing horn section keep the dance floor packed and the crowd singing along. With a strong reverence for the mighty ska tradition and influences ranging from punk to reggae to soul, Rude City Riot is set to make their mark on the ska community!

BONE DADDIES are a 4-piece ska/punk/rockabilly band from Maple Ridge who have shared the stage with hundreds of local and international bands over the past five years. Their second studio album "Sinister City" features an onslaught of skanking sounds, monstrous music and ripping rhythms that can only be described as the Bone Daddies!

The SURFRAJETS are a Vancouver-based surf/rock quartet that lay down a a dazzling blend of original tunes sprinkled with classic instrumentals.

Featuring sexy, reverb-laden guitar riffs, Spaghetti Western elements and a little twang, their sound is influenced by the likes of The Shadows, Link Wray, Los Bravos and The Ventures.

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. Saturday, April 25th IMU presents BAKED POTATO & JAPANESE COWBOY Ween Tribute @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

BAKED POTATO has been wowing audiences throughout BC since 2005 with their unique brand of psychedelic Afro-funk. Their undeniably energetic live shows are executed with unbridled energy and tightness, the sounds shifting from jubilant and energetic to spiritual and meditative, from dark dance floor burners to spaced-out waves of ambience.

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.

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. Friday, May 1st IMU presents BIG JOHN BATES Album Release & Tour Kick-Off Party w/ REVEREND HEATHEN STRANGEFELLOW & The VAUDEVILLE VAGABONDS + guests @ The Hindenburg, 23 West Cordova . Show 9:30pm / Adv ticket info TBA

BIG JOHN BATES
crafts a southern gothic landscape drowned in atmosphere and resurrected in fire, spinning dark cabaret, rustic blues and alternative country into a sound that could be described as Americana Noir. With blinding intensity and spellbinding stage chemistry, his band's awe-inspiring, bass contorting, stage jumping, sparks-a-flying live performances have been riveting audiences throughout North America and Europe.

REVEREND HEATHEN STRANGEFELLOW & The VAUDEVILLE VAGABONDS is a gypsy rock circus show with live music, exotic belly dancers, contortion, sword swallowing, clowns, audience game shows and even werewolves fighting Mexican wrestlers! Musically inspired by the likes of Gogol Bordello and Tom Waits, the shows are akin to a grass roots Cirque du Soleil in the form of a swing/rock band with coed vocals and instrumentation including standup bass, accordion, clarinet, baritone saxophone and drums. "Acrobats, monsters, belly dancers, a Riverboat Queen, and the best undefinable and amazing music I've experienced in decades!" -- J Andrew Banks (journalist/photographer)

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