Immaculate Machine China Tour 2009

Immaculate Machine China Tour 2009

Immaculate Machine China Tour

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Canada. Throughout recorded history, this mystical chunk of frozen tundra has gifted humanity with an impressive array of cultural contributions. From voluminous reserves of maple syrup and Molson beer to Broken Social Scene, Celine Dion and Terrance & Phillip, The Great White North continues to dazzle the world with its ability to redefine the boundaries of creativity.

This December, the boundaries will inevitably be pushed once again with the arrival of Canada’s Immaculate Machine.  Hailing from Victoria, BC – the same town that brought us Hot Hot Heat and No Means No – Immaculate Machine released their first studio album, The View, in 2003.  After signing with Mint Records in early 2005, the band released Ones and Zeros (2005) and went on tour supporting The New Pornographers.  Two years and two albums later, Immaculate’s single Jarhand from their album Fables (2007) was featured as iTunes’ single of the week.

Much has made of Immaculate Machine’s connection with The New Pornographers.  Though Immaculate’s Kathryn Calder has played with those Pornographers since 2005, seeing Immaculate as part and parcel of the Pornographers would be a gross underestimation of the creative vitality ingrained in their sound.

Speaking of sound, NME described Immaculate Machine as “what Arcade Fire would sound like if they were injected with liquidized Jelly Tots and worried more about the monotony of living in a desolate town than world terrorism and death.” We don’t know what that means, so let’s just try to envision an elegant symbiosis of punk, pop, and folk sensibilities muddied up with a heap of that good ol’ Northwestern indie grunge. Pleasing to the ears indeed.

Split Works will loose this Canadian Machina on no less than 12 Chinese cities, from Hong Kong to Beijing, supporting their newest release High on Jackson Hill (2009).

Come see what all the liquidized Jelly Tot fuss is about!


Thursday, Dec. 3

RMB 30

@ 1 Du Tang

Enping Rd. Huaqiao Creative Arts Garden (oct-loft) F3

Left of the Modern Arts Center

Nanshan District



Hong Kong

Presented by The People’s Party

Friday, Dec. 4

HKD 150

@ Fringe Club

2 Lower Albert Rd., Central




Saturday, Dec. 5

RMB 40

@ 191space

191 Guangzhou Ave. (Middle)




Sunday, Dec. 6

@ Hooley’s Bar

2 Tian He Bei Lu, Ground Floor of the Bing Hua Hotel, Tian He District



Tuesday, Dec. 8

RMB 40

@ Love Drinking Bar

62 Taoyuan Rd.




Thursday, Dec. 10

with Hollerado

RMB 40


163 Cai-e Rd. (Middle)

3rd floor Fuxin Center

138 0847 9728



Friday, Dec. 11

RMB 30

@ Vox Livehouse
118 Lumo Rd., Guoguang Tower Bldg. B

Luxiang, Wuchang



Saturday, Dec. 12

RMB 50

@ Yuyintang

1731 Yan’an Rd. (West )

Changning district




Sunday, Dec. 13

RMB 30

@ Traveller Bar

176 Shuguang Rd.

Xihu district




Tuesday, Dec. 15

RMB 30

@ Castle Bar

6 Zhongyang Rd.

Next to the Gulou McDonalds

Gulou district




Wednesday, Dec. 16

RMB 50 (Discount Card 40 RMB  Students 30 RMB)

@ RedStar

100 Nanjing Rd.

Chuangyi 100 bldg.

3rd Floor, Rm. 401



Friday, Dec. 18

RMB 40

@ Nic Club

143 Munan Rd.

Huaguoren Chuangyi Space

Underground Floor 1

Heping district




Saturday, Dec. 19

RMB 50

Support Act: Smart Kin

@ Yuyongyishan

West Courtyard, former site of Duan Qirui Government

3-2 Zhangzizhong Rd., Gulou

Dongcheng district


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