I.M.U. presents . . .
Fri Nov 21st MOJO GROOVIN', HASTINGS, DIRTY BLUE GROOVE & ROCCOR @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Sat Nov 22nd CRAZY DIAMONDS Pink Floyd Tribute &
RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM Tom Petty Tribute
& SEARCH PARTY @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Fri Nov 28th CLAPTON'S BLUES POWER Eric Clapton Tribute, SPIRITWALKER Cult Tribute & guests @ The Backstage Lounge - Info HERE
Sat Nov 29th ORGANIK THE BAND, The SPEAKERPHONES, KUBLA KHAN, HOLLOW STRANGERS & MANI KHAIRA @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Dec 5th WETT STILETTOS CD Release Party w/ GLORY WHORE, DADDY ISSUES & SMASH ALLEY @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Dec 5th RUDE CITY RIOT, BREHDREN & DISCO FUNERAL @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Sat Dec 6th CHIMPANZEBRAS, ENEMY FEATHERS, The FATALZ, The TARLEKS & DANNY ECHO @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Sat Dec 6th STONE COLD CRAZY Queen Tribute,FEMME ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin Tribute featuring Rachel Davis & SISTER SABBATH Black Sabbath Tribute @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Wed Dec 31st NEW YEARS CARNIVAL! BIG JOHN BATES, REVEREND HEATHEN STRANGEFELLOW & The VAUDEVILLE VAGABONDS + DEVIL IN THE WOOD SHACK @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
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. Friday, November 21st IMU presents MOJO GROOVIN', HASTINGS, DIRTY BLUE GROOVE & ROCCOR @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover . Join the Facebook event!

MOJO GROOVIN' plays a mix of instrumental funk, blues and jazz music seasoned with Hammond organ and Latin rhythms. Featuring passionate, versatile musicians, their main influences come from jam masters such as George Benson, Herbie Hancock and Jimmy McGriff, just to name a few.

HASTINGS is an original five-piece Vancouver-based band specializing in a unique, danceable mix of classic funk, pop, rock and reggae styles. Looking forward while respecting the past, their tight, emotional and energetic live shows are an organic expression of the Lotus-land lifestyle we enjoy on the West Coast.

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!

ROCCOR pays tribute to classic one hit wonders and forgotten singles of the '60s and '70s with an edge. The Vancouver-based trio is made up of seasoned professionals with over 35 years of combined experience.

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. Saturday, November 22nd IMU presents CRAZY DIAMONDS Pink Floyd Tribute,
RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM Tom Petty Tribute SEARCH PARTY @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway. $10 cover . Join the Facebook event!

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.

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.

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, November 28th IMU presents CLAPTON'S BLUES POWER Eric Clapton Tribute, The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS A Celebration Of The Doors & SPIRITWALKER Cult Tribute @ The Backstage Lounge, 1585 Johnston Street, Granville Island. Show 9:30pm / $10 cover . Join the Facebook event!

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 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.

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, November 29th IMU presents ORGANIK THE BAND, The SPEAKERPHONES, KUBLA KHAN, HOLLOW STRANGERS & MANI KHAIRA @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover . Join the Facebook event!

ORGANIK THE BAND 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.

The SPEAKERPHONES - Just the right mix of rockabilly and alt rock. The Speakerphones are a growing fusion of rockabilly and alt rock that appeals to a vast audience. The enticing lead guitar, solid bass lines, crazy keys, and strong beat fuel the powerful voice that you might not expect out of the petite 4'10 lead vocalist. The energy sound that The Speakerphones produce is captivating. It will make you dance, smile, and more!

HOLLOW STRANGERS is a dynamic, female-fronted, Vancouver-based quartet specializing in indie rock with a twist. An international band in the truest form, their members hail from the UK, Spain and Canada.

This infusion of cultures and influences creates a truly unique and innovative sound with an experimental, post punk edge.

KUBLA KHAN - Strongly influenced by '90s alternative rock and '60s mod, Kubla Khan produces a psychedelic-pop sound driven by complex chord progressions and whimsical lyrics that speak of romance, daydreams and melancholy. They weave a dreamy sound enhanced by catchy bass riffs, resonant drum rhythms and velvety organ.

MANI KHAIRA
- Audiences are captivated by Mani Khaira's intense, honest performances as his songs powerfully unfold in a cadence of deep vocals, shining melodies, rolling piano and textured lyrics that are in tune with the reality and truths we all share

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. Friday, December 5th IMU presents WET STILLETTOS CD Release Party w/ GLORYWHORE, DADDY ISSUES & SMASH ALLEY @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover . Join the Facebook event!

Don't miss some of Vancouver's best punk bands in a raucous sonic celebration for the release of the debut Wett Stilettos CD "Crave Crazy"!

WET STILLETTOS are sexy and feral with scorching blasts of glam punk agression... get a taste of their nasty, raunchy rock'n'roll!

GLORYWHORE - With a violently combustable energy and sexy swagger, these Vancouver glam-punk rockers put on a soundboard exploding show!

DADDY ISSUES - Kiss your father figure goodnight with potent death blues made by musicians with daddy issues!

SMASH ALLEY - These genius deviants create a searing wall of rock'n'roll sounds influenced by the Devil!

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. Friday, December 5th IMU presents RUDE CITY RIOT, BREHDREN & DISCO FUNERAL @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover . Join the Facebook event!

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!

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!

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 madness, this is one party you definitely donít want to miss!

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. Saturday, December 6th IMU presents CHIMPANZEBRAS, ENEMY FEATHERS, The FATALZ, The TARLEKS & DANNY ECHO @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover . Join the Facebook event!

CHIMPANZEBRAS offer biting social satire underneath jubilant surf-punk and jazz-influenced pop anthems. Their music provides a fresh alternative and astronomically more productive reality, allowing you to step outside your adolescent self and manually remove the layers upon layers of crap you once considered fact.

The ENEMY FEATHERS embrace DIY pop music, post-punk craft, folk rock guts and epic garage excitement in a do-or-die struggle with the banalities of everyday life. Enjoy the sorrows of being alive while escaping the dustbin of history - it's time to join the enemy!

THE TARLEKS play Ramones-inspired, high energy punk rock with catchy melodies, performed with a keen '70s fashion sense. Plaid sports coats, white belts, white shoes, punk rock... what's not to like?
The FATALZ - Inspired by 1970s punk and the 1980s scifi movies, The Fatalz were born in mom's basement with the creed of striving for excellence in the field of vest rock!

DANNY ECHO reverberates with all that is melodic, all that is catchy and all that is rock and roll. They've taken their songwriting, recordings and live shows to the next level with smoke machines, video projections, smoking guitars and fire extinguishers enhancing the visual appeal of Danny Echo gigs. Their hook-filled tunes have been implanted in numerous media outlets including Cold Squad, MTV, MuchMusic, CBC and The Peak FM.

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. Saturday, December 6th IMU presents STONE COLD CRAZY Queen Tribute. SISTER SABBATH Black Sabbath Tribute & FEMME ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin Tribute featuring Rachel Davis @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover . Join the Facebook event!

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!

SISTER SABBATH is different from other Black Sabbath tribute bands, a force to be reckoned with boasting a female singer who covers all the eras of Sabbath with ease while wearing a psychotic nun's outfit. Their set list covers every angle of the band's vast career from their biggest hits to underground favorites, with an entertaining stage show featuring some of the city's finest musicians.

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!

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. Wednesday, December 31st IMU presents NEW YEAR'S CARNIVAL! BIG JOHN BATES, REVEREND HEATHEN STRANGEFELLOW & The VAUDEVILLE VAGABONDS + DEVIL IN THE WOOD SHACK @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9pm sharp! $20 door / $15 adv tickets @ Railway Club, High Life, Zulu, Red Cat Records & online here!
Come one, come everyone to the Railway Club's New Year's Eve Carnival Spectacular! Thrill to the wild, post-apocalyptic, outlaw rock noir of Big John Bates! Experience the internationally acclaimed musical cabaret extravaganza of Reverend Heathen StrangeFellow and the VaudeVille Vagabonds as they unleash an awe-inspiring production of epic proportions! Drink to the stellar prohibition-era drunkabilly with Devil In The Woodshack! Don't miss this one of a kind New Year's Eve celebration!

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)

DEVIL IN THE WOOD SHACK is a six-piece acoustic band with unapologetic honesty and more intrigue than a well told story! Their members hail from opposite ends of the country, forging a gypsy, western, pirate punk sound that's raw and untamed, straight from hell riding on drunken angel wings.

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