I.M.U. presents . . .
Fri Oct 31st HALLOWEEN CIRCUS SPECTACULAR! REVEREND HEATHEN STRAGEFELLOW & The VAUDVILLE VAGABONDS, The MILK PIPES CD Release & The FATALZ @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Oct 31st HALLOWEEN TIME MACHINE! JAPANESE COWBOY Ween Tribute, STONE COLD CRAZY Queen Tribute & The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS A Celebration Of The Doors @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Fri Nov 7th INTERNATIONAL BLINDFOLD, NOSE DRAG, The DEAD HITS & guests @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Nov 14th The BRASS ACTION, The WALK-INS, The SURFRAJETS & The GREASEBALLS @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Nov 14th B E F E (Big Easy Funk Ensemble) & FREEFLOW @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Fri Nov 21st DIRTY BLUE GROOVE & guests @ 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, KUBLA KHAN & guests @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Dec 5th WET STILLETTOS CD Release Party w/ guests @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
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. Friday, October 31st IMU presents HALLOWEEN CIRCUS SPECTACULAR! REVEREND HEATHEN STRANGEFELLOW & The VAUDEVILLE VAGABONDS, The MILK PIPES CD Release Party & The FATALZ @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir. 9pm / $12 Adv tickets: The Railway Club, HighLife, Zulu & Red Cat Records. $15 cover at the door . Join the Facebook event!

Step right up for a rock n roll circus extravaganza this Halloween starring internationally acclaimed musical cabaret extravaganza Reverend Heathen StrangeFellow and the VaudeVille Vagabonds as they unleash an awe-inspiring production of epic proportions on both the front & north bar stages. Joined by the CD release party for stellar drunkabilly music makers The Milk Pipes, and friends The Fatalz, this show will have you boozin and floozin in the best moonshine tradition!
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)

The MILK PIPES
- Raw, raucous and irreverent, The Milk Pipes are everything rock and roll should be, delivering honest songs played straight from the gut with courage, conviction and a joyful and reckless abandon.
Tube amps and classic guitars slash against a solid rhythm section punch while ukelele and keyboard underpins the whole cacophony with delicious counter melodies.

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!

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. Friday, October 31st IMU presents HALLOWEEN TIME MACHINE! JAPANESE COWBOY Ween Tribute, STONE COLD CRAZY Queen Tribute & The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS A Celebration Of The Doors @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Doors 9pm . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover @ the door . Join the Facebook event!

Celebrate the spirit of Halloween, rock'n'roll style, with 3 killer tribute bands showcasing the stellar music of WEEN, QUEEN & The DOORS! Transport yourself into the musical past and revel in psychedelic aural delights with JAPANESE COWBOY, STONE COLD CRAZY & The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS!

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.

STONE COLD CRAZY (10:30pm) 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!

The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS (9:30pm sharp!) 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.

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. Friday, November 7th IMU presents INTERNATIONAL BLINDFOLD, NOSE DRAG, The DEAD HITS & guests @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . 9:30pm / $10 cover . Join the Facebook event!

INTERNATIONAL BLINDFOLD
- With a punked-out '80s glam rock tone bleeding into a '90s grunge vibe, this high energy alternative Vancouver rock band plays as if the fate of the world depends on it, crafting a unique and solid blend that's all their own.

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.

The DEAD HITS offer gut punchin', glass munchin', ball crunchin' punk rock! A Surrey-based trio pending long hours trapped in a small, sweaty jam space, Dead Rob, Leigh Hits and The Andrew have cleverly disguised their names based on advice from their mothers.


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. Friday, November 14th IMU presents The BRASS ACTION, The WALK-INS, The SURFRAJETS & The GREASEBALLS @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . 9:30pm / $10 cover . Join the Facebook event!

The BRASS ACTION is high-energy horn-driven ska at its finest! Their song "Devil Down Below" is featured in "Horns", Daniel Radcliff's newest movie - in theatres now'! 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.

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.

The SURFRAJETS are a surfy '60s garage quartet from Vancouver influenced by the likes of Link Wray, The Ventures, The Shadows and Eddie Cochrane.

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. Friday, November 14th IMU presents B E F E (Big Easy Funk Ensemble) & FREEFLOW @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . 9pm / $10 cover . Join the Facebook event!

The BIG EASY FUNK ENSEMBLE aka "Befe" is a 9-piece Funk Band from Vancouver, BC celebrating the music of New Orelans. The Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the amazing variety of music that has grown out of New Orleans. With influences from 60s funk legends The Meters and Dr. John to current groups like Galactic and Trombone Shorty, BEFE (pronounced 'beefy') mixes many genres of funk, jazz and boogaloo to form soulfull grooves. With 9 members including a 3-peice horn section, their energetic live show delights audiences and fuels dance floors.

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.

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. Friday, November 21st IMU presents DIRTY BLUE GROOVE & guests @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . 9:30pm / $10 cover . Join the Facebook event!

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, November 22nd IMU presents CRAZY DIAMONDS Pink Floyd Tribute,
RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM Tom Petty Tribute SEARCH PARTY @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . 9pm / $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. 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, KUBLA KHAN & guests @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . 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.

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.

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

WET STILLETTOS is hot, nasty, pure raunchy rock and roll. A night out with them is like nothing you've ever tried before.

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