Show Alert: Imaginary Cities are real

Fri., Nov. 11
Phog Lounge, Windsor
CJAM Pledge Drive, $7 minimum donation at the door

w/ Child Bite (Ferndale, Mich.) and Menos Mal (Windsor)

It's not your imagination: add Imaginary Cities to the growing list of notable bands coming out of Winnipeg. In less than a year, the duo's debut Temporary Resident (Feb. 2011) has climbed campus radio charts, landed on the Polaris Prize long list and won Pop Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. If you hear a little Motown in their bright alt-pop infused with soul and R&B, it might be because vocalist Marti Sarbit used to sing in a Motown cover band; jack-of-all-instruments Rusty Matayas is an alumnus of The Waking Eyes, and also plays with The Weakerthans. A night of great music for a great cause.