I.M.U. presents . . .
Fri May 8th COCAINE MOUSTACHE Weekend Getaway Tour Kick Off Party w/ POWER CLOWN Iron Maiden Tribute & BLACKED OUT @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Sat May 9th AMONG THE BLIND CD Release Party w/ The MILK PIPES & WHIPLASH ESCALADE @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Sat May 23rd GEORGETOWN ORBITS (Seattle), HEADS HANG HEAVY, The BRASS ACTION & S.K.A @ The Hindenburg - Info HERE
Fri May 29th WARLESS, CARACAS & MELLOMANIAC @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri May 29th BUDDY AND THE SCARECROW, BLUE LAKE CITY & DIRTY BLUE GROOVE @ The Fairview - Info HERE
Sat Jun 6th The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS A Celebration Of The Doors, The WALK-INS & guests @ The Railway Club - Info HERE
Fri Jun 19th LAMONTASAURUS 4th Anniversary Party w/ JAPANESE COWBOY Ween Tribute @ The Fairview @ The Fairview - Info HERE
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. Friday, May 8th IMU presents COCAINE MOUSTACHE Getaway Tour Kick-Off Party w/ POWER CLOWN Iron Maiden Tribute & BLACKED OUT @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

COCAINE MOUSTACHE - Formed during an out of control party that turned into a band, Cocaine Moustache delivers good time songs influenced by rock, blues, soul and funk with a hard edge. An orgy for the ears, their sonic cocktail of booze-fueled anthems is the perfect soundtrack to a world in need of a killer party!

POWER CLOWN - From the mean streets of Hoboken NJ comes Power Clown, a spectacle of psychotic clowns thrashing out classic IRON MAIDEN tunes in a wildly hilarious and shredding performance that's not to be missed!

BLACKED OUT - With fast, punchy songs and a genuine love for good times, Blacked Out has built a strong and loyal fanbase in every town they've played. Formed in a dirty Banff basement apartment, they've since moved to Vancouver and shared stages with the likes of DOA, SNFU, Gob and Three Inches Of Blood.

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. Saturday, May 9th IMU presents AMONG THE BLIND CD Release Party w/ The MILK PIPES & WHIPLASH ESCALADE @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

AMONG THE BLIND - An eclectic synthesis of old school rock, soul and R&B with heavy roots influences, Among The Blind delivers exciting grooves to listen and dance to. Their distinctive sound also taps elements of Motown and Brit Rock blended with Celtic and reggae grooves.

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.

WHIPLASH ESCALADE is a rock n' roll power trio from Vancouver.

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. Saturday, May 23rd IMU presents The GEORGETOWN ORBITS, The BRASS ACTION, HEADS HANG HEAVY & S.K.A @ The Hindenburg, 23 West Cordova . Show 9:30pm

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!

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 GEORGETOWN ORBITS
boast a heavy regimen of traditional Jamaican ska, dub and upbeat reggae, garnering acclaim throughout the West Coast for their soulful style. Playing with prominent names such as The English Beat, The Skatalites and Pato Banton, their energetic live shows never fail to impress fans of all genres.

S.K.A brings great live energy with a crowd-pleasing blend of originals and covers. Focused on a classic ska/reggae vibe, their sound also incorporates elements of blues, jazz and rock.

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. Friday, May 29th IMU presents WARLESS, CARACAS & MELLOMANIAC @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover
WARLESS - A furiously fun, reggae-tinged musical hybrid dance-a-thon that beams positivity through intimate stories of the beautiful west coast. Powerfully rooted in funky beats and ripping guitar licks, Warless will get you moving and grooving with their socially conscious sound.

CARACAS - Formed in East Van by Venezuelan brothers Javier and Victor Badillo, Caracas is defined by upbeat, melodic, syncopated Latin-influenced original punk rock with a penchant for genre crossovers. Compared to bands like The Stranglers, Pixies, Talking Heads and White Stripes, the Badillos previously played in seminal Malaysian punk rock band LyMe, learning from and influencing a generation of Malaysian DIY punks.

MELLOMANIAC plays a mix of rock, folk, reggae and funk with soulful, interweaving vocals and dynamic, original songs.
A group of friends who've been playing music together for ten years, they have a collective passion for music and a collaborative approach to songwriting, resulting in carefully crafted songs that touch on the common themes of our lives.

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. Friday, May 29th IMU presents BUDDY AND THE SCARECROW, BLUE LAKE CITY & DIRTY BLUE GROOVE @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

BUDDY AND THE SCARECROW is an energetic roots and blues revue with seasoned vocal harmonies and great lead layers of guitar, harmonica and keyboards. They play popular rock, blues and roots songs from the '60s to the present along with their own originals that evoke Neil Young and the Grateful Dead.

BLUE LAKE CITY is the newest up and coming rock band infiltrating the Vancouver music scene!

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, June 6th IMU presents The UNKNOWN SOLDIERS A Celebration Of The Doors, The WALK-INS & guests @ 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 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, June 19th IMU presents LAMONTASAURUS 4th Anniversary Party w/ JAPANESE COWBOY Ween Tribute @ The Fairview, 898 West Broadway . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

LAMONTASAURUS - Mixing elements of rock, funk, country, pop and an all star cast of members from local bands such as The Unknown Soldiers, Themasses, Slow Nerve Action and Red Eye Empire, you never know what you'll get from this act. The brain child of keyboardist/guitarist Ian Lamont (Jackfruit, Kill City Kids), Lamontasaurus is influenced by Waylon, synths, vegetables, the weather, people, strangeness & fuzz.

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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