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Sat. July 6th 2024 Victoria Event Centre $20

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Island Tour: standard issue pleasure model, Highland Eyeway, Black Treacle, Earth Freaks

Four alternative rock bands at the VEC on a hot Saturday night!
Event can be attended in person In-Person Event
Sat. July 6th 2024 + Add to Calendar Victoria Event Centre (No Minors)
8:30pm - 12:00pm  Doors at: 8:00pm $20.00


standard issue pleasure model
Highland Eyeway
Black Treacle
Alternative Rock/Shoegaze from Victoria BC
Available for Shows/Gigs
Earth Freaks

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Standard Issue Pleasure Model
Highland Eyeway

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Mark the date for this awesome show with four alternative rock bands kicking off the summer at the Victoria Event Centre!

Standard Issue Pleasure Model & Highland Eyeway, with Earth Freaks & Black Treacle
Saturday, July 6th
Door: 8 PM | Show: 8:30 PM
Advance & Door Ticket Price: $20
19+ | ID Required

Standard Issue Pleasure Model and Vancouver-based psychonauts Highland Eyeway, along with Earth Freaks and Black Treacle, invite YOU to a night of psychedelic spectacle.

Standard Issue Pleasures Model:
Since meeting in 2016, Shea Morgan and Raine Balson honed their craft, putting together psychedelic garage-rock, post-punk, post-rock and grunge compositions. Talented vocalists, and spirited guitarists, Standard Issue Pleasure Model were a band to be reckoned with; their live shows were electric, full of a glam-grunge energy. Raine grew as a performer, taking the spotlight with an incendiary presence that evoked the great frontwomen of the seventies. Her lead vocals propelled the band's debut single, and to date most popular track, Private Reserve, into the stratosphere. Soon after, the album "2020" was released, a concise yet ambitious first record, produced entirely by the band themselves and mixed and mastered by the hidden secret of Vancouver Island: Malcom Owen-Flood.

From the hectic days of 2020 through to 2023, Standard Issue Pleasure Model cemented themselves as fixtures in the independant-rock scene in Victoria and across Vancouver Island. Named Band of the Month by the biggest alt-rock station in the region, 91.3 the Zone, Standard Issue Pleasure Model continues to punch above their weight; delivering passionate, fresh, and captivating performances.

Highland Eyeway:
Lucid, psychedelic, dreamscapes evoked by Highland Eyeway draws the listener into other worldly dimensions. Influenced by mystical Forest canyons with pulsing Moss covered trees that holds secrets for its dwellers, the band aimes to acknowledge these patterns by reflecting them in sound

Earth Freaks:
Earth freaks Cruise atop driving rhythms and hypnotic riffs, intertwined with powerful harmonies. Drawing from a diverse blend of influences, the four piece crafts their own unique strain of nostalgia induced Indie-psych-rock through carefully crafted songwriting and infectious stage presence. They take the listener out of our current reality on a trip into their explosive sonic experience.

Black Treacle:
Black Treacle is an alternative rock duo from Esquimalt, BC that started as a recording project. Bringing the experimentation of Brian Eno together with the slow pour of emotion of The Cure and Elliott Smith, Black Treacle wears their hearts and studio antics on their sleeve. When they’re not recording themselves or others on 8 track tape, they can be found running sound at local shows.


The VEC has zero tolerance for any type of racist, sexist, ableist, fatphobic, transphobic or homophobic behaviour. All guests must abide by the VEC’s policies listed here.

The VEC’s full accessibility details and elevator instructions can be viewed here: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/

This event is taking place on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.


Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street
Multi-Purpose / Hall
Fully Accessible see details
Open / Operational

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Island Tour: standard issue pleasure model, Highland Eyeway, Black Treacle, Earth Freaks @ Victoria Event Centre Jul 6 2024 - Jul 21st @ Victoria Event Centre

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