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Event Archive - BIG JOHN BATES' BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! featuring: Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz, White Cowbell Oklahoma, The Schomberg Fair

Sat. December 11th 2010 The Penthouse (No Minors)
10:30 doors at 9PM
Tickets at: THE FALL TATTOO, Ticketweb
Presented by: SPM MUSIC.BIZ
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Saturday, December 11 BIG JOHN BATES BIRTHDAY PARTY! featuring Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz, White Cowbell Oklahoma, The Schomberg Fair (Toronto) @ The Penthouse (No Minors)

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Big John Bates and Voodoo Dollz roll into Vancouver with the 16 Rounds tour at the famous Penthouse Night Club for a highly anticipated performance on Saturday, December 11th. The tour includes guests “White Cowbell Oklahoma” and introducing from Toronto, “The Schomberg Fair”.

More than just a great night of music, this will be a special birthday party for the one and only Big John Bates, as he celebrates on stage with the Voodoo Dollz, close friends and tour sponsor Jagermeister Music.

The 16 Rounds tour will travel across the country for this final Vancouver performance, which promises to be a memorable night of high energy roots and rock from three reputable Canadian bands. Come share in the party as we throw Big John Bates the ultimate Rock ‘n’ Roll Birthday Bash!

Advance Tickets Available at The Fall Tattoo or online at


About Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz

Big John Bates is a punk /blues group from Vancouver led by John Bates, a Gretsch-endorsed guitarist who "mixes punk & blues" with an increasing influence from southern gothic / circus styles of Americana. They were also the first rock'n' roll band to add Burlesque performers (the Voodoo Dollz) as part of a synchronized live group.

About White Cowbell Oklaholma

White Cowbell Oklaholma released two critically-acclaimed albums – Cencerro Blanco (2004) and Casa Diablo (2007) – plus countless North American and European tours, White Cowbell Oklahoma reconvened in Toronto to record Bombardero in 2009. The band had long flirted with southern tinged psychedelic-prog, but this time nothing was held back. White Cowbell Oklahoma’s live show is infamous for its explosiveness – beware, the 2009/2010 world tour cometh!

About The Schomberg Fair.

This past year has seen The Schomberg Fair touring everything from dive bars to major festivals across Canada and the United States, sharing stages with Canadian indie stars (The Sadies, The Handsome Furs, Slim Twig, The Pack AD), international imports (The Oholics), and even 85-year-old blues legend T-Model Ford. Look for them as they cross Canada once again this fall.


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Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz (Punk / Blues)

“One of Vancouver’s most notorious musicians” - The Globe & Mail “Fun as a midnight drag race fueled by a fifth of bourbon” - Exclaim Magazine “The devil is a Big John Bates groupie, that's for sure” - SLUG Magazine “A high-octane musical experience” - Orange County Music Examiner “Big John Bates digs in his claws an... more info

The Schomberg Fair

The Schomberg Fair’s music grapples with the inclination to destroy oneself, the desire to be saved, and the hope of better things ahead. The band itself was born out of the near destruction of the musical ambitions of lead singer, guitarist/banjo and primary songwriter Matt Bahen. At 24, Bahen cut off all of the fingers from his left hand in a w... more info