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Event Archive - BIG JOHN BATES NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECTACULAR!: Big John Bates, Japanese Cowboy, Milk Pipes, Sons of Daughters, Devil in the Woodshack, The Almighty Players, Natalie Von Rotsburg, Swank, BONE RATTLE PIN-UP GIRLS, AUSTIN FLOWERS

Tue. December 31st 2013 Railway Club (No Minors)
9pm sharp! - 3am doors at 8pm
$15 adv / $20 @ the door
Tickets at: Railway Club
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions, Jagermeister
. Tuesday, December 31st IMU & Jagermeister presents BIG JOHN BATES NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECTACULAR! featuring JAPANESE COWBOY Ween Tribute, The MILK PIPES & SONS OF DAUGHTERS + in the Railway's Caboose: DEVIL IN THE WOOD SHACK, The ALMIGHTY PLAYERS featuring Natalie Von Rotsburg & SWANK! Special features also include groovy MC AUSTIN FLOWERS & BONE RATTLE PIN-UP GIRLS! @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir Street . $15 ADVANCE TICKETS @ THE RAILWAY CLUB UNTIL DEC 30th. $20 cover @ the door on the day of the show.

Join us for a wild outlaw rock 'n' roll extravaganza loaded with the stellar talents of Big John Bates, Japanese Cowboy, The Milk Pipes & Sons Of Daughters, Devil In The Woodshack, The Almighty Players, Natalie Von Rotsburg & Swank! Special guests include Bone Rattle sexy Pin-Up Girls and host Austin Flowers, Willy Krueger's spot-on Austin Powers Tribute. Complimentary shot of Jager & party favours at midnight. Don't miss this unforgettable New Year's celebration!

BIG JOHN BATES has caught the attention of Quentin Tarantino and Jello Biafra by spinning dark cabaret, rustic blues and alternative country into a sound that can be described as Americana Noir. With over 1000 live shows under his belt, John's gruff baritone and blues-driven Gretsch mixes with bandmate Brandy Bones' unhinged soprano and spell-binding presence, their compelling stage chemistry and blinding intensity riveting audiences throughout North America and Europe.

JAPANESE COWBOY - Renowned for spawning ingenious creations of bad taste and dizzying chaos, Japanese Cowboy definitively delivers the innovative meta-rock stylings of WEEN. Ween's incredible musical diversity, reckless experimentation and cheeky humour has traversed almost every genre in existence, brilliantly blended with genuine rock'n'roll excitement.

The MILK PIPES - Sounding like a '63 Impala comin' sideways around a corner on two wheels, The Milk Pipes always drop the hammer on their original tunes with a joyful and reckless abandon. Tube amps and classic guitars slash against the solid punch of a rhythm section born to serve the song while keys and ukes underpin the whole cacophony with delicious counter melodies.

SONS OF DAUGHTERS builds a shared love for gritty, southern, whisky-slinging blues into undeniable songwriting chemistry showcasing the talents of Chrystal Leigh, frontwoman for Dave Ogilvie’s industrial pop hybrid project Jakalope & Jimmy Thow, former frontman for Vancouver hard rock band Machines. Their music offers swampy riffs, haunting melodies, fireside storytelling and refreshingly candid vocals.

In the Railway's Caboose:

DEVIL IN THE WOOD SHACK is a six-piece acoustic band with unapologetic honesty and more intrigue than a well told story! Their members hail from opposite ends of the country, forging a gypsy, western, pirate punk sound that's raw and untamed, straight from hell riding on drunken angel wings.

The ALMIGHTY PLAYERS featuring Natalie Von Rotsburg deliver a mix of rock'n'roll, blues, jazz fusion music that will keep you dancing, singing and shouting.

SWANK delivers an unholy alliance of rock, country, soul, gospel, blues and punk styles that go together like moonshine and mason jars, preaching and sinning, Vegas and vice. A featured artist at the 2010 Winter Olympics, their glorious mayhem has earned them a loyal fan base on both sides of the Atlantic in the wake of regular hometown shows and two memorable tours of the UK and Ireland.

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Big John Bates "Noirchestra" (Americana Noir)

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The Big John Bates: Noirchestra has “relentless, film noir-inspired, Dracula-awaking grooves, file them under post-punk revival”, Beatroute Magazine (July 2017). Listen now at Spotify or Bandcamp. We call our music Americana Noir. Created from the dead things that Brandy drug in from the gothic country of her native Montana. From the rusty r... more info

Japanese Cowboy (Cover band)

We're a cover band that specializes in the music of Ween. We used to be known as Boognish Rising. more info

Sons of Daughters

Featuring Ex members of Darryl's Grocery Bag. more info

Swank (Cowpunk Meets 60's Garage)

Swank's first album, "Pappy's Corn Squeezins" (2001) was conceived by the band to sound like The Ramones playing Johnny Cash. Produced by Howard Redekopp, the album was described by the legendary Ray Condo as "New Wave Country"-an apt description for a fine debut that holds its own to this day. The group's second album "The Survival Issue" (2004... more info