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Feb 2

Maqlu + Frederick + Friday Mortimer & the Beautiful Monsters

With Maqlu at The Media Club


Wednesday 2 February 2011 at 8:00pm


The Media Club
695 Cambie Street, Vancouver, V6B 2P1, Canada

Tel: (604) 608-2871


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Sets by MAQLU, FREDERICK and FRIDAY MORTIMER AND THE BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS. Electro-rock styles ranging from industrial to experimental and electro-pop.

Tickets $8 at the door.

Doors at 8, show at 9.


9:00pm: Friday Mortimer & the Beautiful Monsters
10:15pm: Frederick
11:30pm: Maqlu

A bit about the artists:


Hailing from Vancouver, Canada’s industrial and synth-rock hotbed and LaLaLand of weirdos, it’s not surprising Maqlu ended up finding her inspiration in grinding synthetic tones, messed-up and distorted or destroyed samples and glitched-out experimental tones. Believing that machine rock needs to get back to its rawer roots and away from the glossy fluff that dominates the goth and alternative clubs these days, Maqlu has created vibrant, visceral, and seething soundscapes. Fans have described her music as "a beautiful abomination" and "Alien Sex Fiend meets Nine Inch Nails meets early Numb."

Maqlu is released her second EP, Black, at the end of October 2010, picking up where the debut release, Blood, left off. Blood was unleashed on April 30, 2010, receiving airplay from as far away as Australia and charting in several markets across Canada. Black has followed its predecessor onto the charts, peaking at #6 on !earshot's national electronic chart. Aside from her own releases, Maqlu has remixed for cyberpunks Left Spine Down, tribal EBM act iVardensphere, noise sculptors Virtual Terrorist, and unreleased remixes for The Rabid Whole and Jakalope.


Frederick is the vehicle for synth texturalist Colin Janz and his singularly progressive brand of contemporary pop music. Effectively a solo project that finds Janz backed by a small team of associates led by co-producer Dave “Rave” Ogilvie (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, David Bowie), Frederick's EP is packed with diverse moods, dizzying stylistic variation and a questing spirit. Some tracks are supremely melodic examples of modern popcraft that would fit seamlessly on mainstream radio. Others are layered with dark beats and ambient distortion in the manner of inspirational role models like Björk, Talk Talk and Radiohead. Holding it all together is an overarching conceptual theme that mirrors Janz’s own restless search for meaning and identity in a dehumanizing urban landscape.

Friday Mortimer & the Beautiful Monsters:

If you're not upset, you're not paying attention. Another monkey dies, another dollar is made. We trade ourselves like a commodity. I grew up in shopping cart graveyards and ate schoolyard fists. Your fears have made me real. Things haven't gotten out of hand, it's all in your hands - you just don't know what to do with it. I've got a solution for their illusion. Decide it's time to change and we'll destroy the institution.

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