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BIG JOHN BATES Album Release & Tour Kick-Off Celebration: Big John Bates, Reverend Heathen StrangeFellow & the VaudeVille Vagabonds, The Still Spirits, DJ Thee Swingin Creeper

Fri. May 1st 2015 8:30pm doors at 8pm The Hindenburg (No Minors) 8:30pm doors at 8pm
$12 adv / $15 @ door
Tickets at:, Zulu Records, Northern Tickets Box Office, Red Cat Records, Highlife Records
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Friday, May 1st IMU presents BIG JOHN BATES Album Release & Tour Kick-Off Celebration w/ REVEREND HEATHEN STRANGEFELLOW & The VAUDEVILLE VAGABONDS, The STILL SPIRITS & DJ THEE SWINGIN' CREEPER @ The Hindenburg, 23 West Cordova . Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm / $12 Adv tix: Zulu, Red Cat, High Life Records, Northern Tickets box office & online soon! $15 @ the door

Join us for the Big John Bates album release celebration for new album "From the Bestiary To The Leathering Room", a May Day tour kick-off party for their upcoming six week European tour! Joined by musical cabaret extravaganza the VaudeVille Vagabonds, The Still Spirits' intoxicating blend of folk and bluegrass, and rockabilly rock'n'roll tunes spun by DJ Thee Swingin' Creeper, this one of a kind special event at The Hindenburg is a must see!

BIG JOHN BATES crafts an atmospheric southern gothic landscape, spinning dark cabaret, rustic blues, edgy punk and wild, post-apocalyptic outlaw rock augmented by a dark and dynamic cellist. With blinding intensity and spellbinding stage chemistry, their awe-inspiring, bass contorting, stage jumping, sparks-a-flying live performances have thrilled audiences at more than a thousand shows in 17 countries throughout North America and Europe.

REVEREND HEATHEN STRANGEFELLOW & The VAUDEVILLE VAGABONDS is a gypsy rock circus show with live music, exotic belly dancers, contortion, sword swallowing, clowns, audience game shows and even werewolves fighting Mexican wrestlers! Their shows are akin to a grass roots Cirque du Soleil in the form of a swing/rock band with coed vocals, standup bass, accordion, clarinet, baritone saxophone and drums.

The STILL SPIRITS - Always ready with a flask of moonshine and a hat full of change, The Still Spirits have the tunes to put you in that olde time mood. Formed after they discovered how to make booze cheaper than the liquor store, their intoxicating blend of folk and bluegrass is fueled by banjo, mandolin, harmonica, washboard, double bass and their own specially crafted brew! http//

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Big John Bates "Noirchestra" (Americana Noir)

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From the Bestiary to the Leathering Room, the newest LP from Big John Bates is the heart of the band’s dramatic post-punk performances and the thick white vinyl is covered with the intoxicating art of Santiago Caruso. Their “rustic tapestry of bowed bass, guitars and thumping percussion” now embraces the addition of Requiemily’s post-ro... more info

Reverend Heathen StrangeFellow & the VaudeVille Vagabonds (Gypsy Glitch Vaudeville Circus)

We unleash for your entertainment and gawking spectacularity! "Reverend Heathen StrangeFellow and the VaudeVille Vagabonds":a musical & theatrical cabaret extravaganza! "VVV is an authentic embodiment of old carnival & Neo-Victorian Stage-show. Madness!" With a monster hunting ringmaster, deranged musicians, crazy chaotic clowns, exotic be... more info

The Still Spirits (Yardcore punkgrass)

Formed in 2011 after the floods, before the drought. The Still Spirits have been Busking on corners and playing shows ever since. We're a good times band: don't call us when you're crying, call us when ya got beer! more info
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