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Event Archive - Two Bears North, AZTEC, Maverick Cinema

Tue. July 26th 2016 Copper Owl (No Minors)
2100 doors at 2000
$10 at the door only.
Show at 9pm! $10!

Sanctuary, the five song debut of Vancouver Island Folk-Rockers Maverick Cinema, is an elegant harmony of loss, and acceptance. Written in a time of personal crossroads, Sanctuary takes you on a journey of sorrow, burden, growth, resolution, and ultimately that time always goes on, wether you want it to stop, or move faster. With emotional lyrics blended famously with foot stomping drum beats, and melodic guitars Sanctuary will grasp hold of you, and leave you wanting more. Giving the picture of vast British Columbian forests, and the fierce waves of the West Coast Maverick Cinema's first studio effort is truly a reflection of the place they call home.

“Tight, punchy, pop-rock replete with melodic hooks, intricate rhythms and some inexplicable/intangible quality that makes it all so utterly charming.” (Rokline Magazine)
Sophie Heppell and Melissa Walker are the two opposing yet complimentary forces that embody the Edmonton based Indie Rock outfit, Two Bears North. With Heppell’s melodic sense, Walker’s incomparable groove, and the addition of Allyson McIvor on drums have made the band unstoppable.
Two Bears North earned “best album” accolades from for Comeocean, their debut offering. They also won the “People’s Choice” category at the Edmonton Music Awards in 2014, as well as receiving five other nominations. The trio was one of the top 12 finalists chosen to participate in The Peak Performance Project last year. Notable performances include: Reeperbahn Festival, Breakout West, Vancouver Pride Festival, Edmonton Pride Festival, Canadian Music Week, and SXSW.

Natives to Canadian soil & residents of the road. AZTEC is truly a loud rock independent band consisting of huge guitars, heavy handed drums, distinctive vocals, swooning harmonies and songs that are swift and to the point.
AZTEC has seen some great stride in the past couple years between working with band influence Nathan Hussey, heading out on numerous DIY tours before teaming up with Vancouver booking company 'Badmouth Bookings', as-well as building a strong online fan base. They started 2012 out by playing to empty rooms at smaller local venues. By the end of 2014 they had played an excessive amount of shows all across Western Canada, have seen a tremendous boom in their fans base, and went from playing to no one to playing in new cities only to be surprised by the number of people singing along and being genuinely excited about what they're doing. It's their unique Long Island, Southern, Mid-West influenced indie-rock sound that sets them apart from the typical folk-rock, psychedelic, reggae bands that notoriously go hand in hand with the Pacific North-West music scene and it's their intentional step in the opposite direction that they have to thank for their always growing network of loyal fans.


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Two Bears North

Sophie Heppell and Melissa Walker spent the last six years perfecting the formula that became the Edmonton based band Two Bears North. Heppell's melodic sense, Walker's incomparable groove and the addition of Nich Davies on drums have made the band unstoppable. Winner of People's Choice at the 2014 Edmonton Music Awards, their nine song debut albu... more info


Natives to Canadian soil & residents of the road. Aztec is truly a loud rock independent band consisting of loud guitars, heavy handed drums, distinctive vocals, swooning harmonies and songs that are swift and to the point. They deliver an emotionally fuelled, high energy, leave it on the stage style performance, with a sound that is quite uncomm... more info
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