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Event Archive - The Social Distortion Afterparty!: Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz, MONEYSHOT

Wed. April 18th 2007 Capital Ballroom (formerly Sugar) (No Minors)
Tickets at: Lyles Place
"Where the Rev puts catchy little rockabilly tunes, Big John Bates puts a rough blend of garage rock, punk and rockabilly that pulls you into a grimy and dangerous sound. 'Take Your Medicine' is a modern spin on old-school done in a way that is accurate to both the past and the present, with updated lyrics set over rough thumping upright bass." - Corinne,

Medicine was released in North America in December 2006, charting on college radio in every province across Canada and has found its way to the greasers, betties, goths, psychos and blues rockers that dig the raw sound, expertly recorded and lovingly manipulated by Todd Simko (Pure, Xavier Rudd) , that captures the dirty feel of BJB's minor-key mania.

BJB's sound began with the greasy old-school psychobilly-surf of the debut disc 'Flamethrower' (EL TORO 2001) and grew into the rock'n'roll-exotica that defined "Mystiki" (DSR 2003). Both Flamethrower and Mystiki were very well-received by the kustom kulture crowd and made their mark on national college charts. 'Mystiki' cruised the top 50 for six consecutive weeks, lead by the swinging toms of "Bad Girls Go to Hell", title track "Mystiki" and a scorching version of "Tainted Love".

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Choose BJB if your Rock'n'Roll means the Cramps, Reverend Horton Heat, Social D, Black Keys, SCOTS, Tom Waits, Legendary Shack Shakers, Eagles of Death Metal, 16 Horsepower.



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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

MONEYSHOT (Punk Rock 'n Roll)

Rock 'n Roll Music the way it was meant to be; loud, honest and in your face. Be it all ages or club dates, Moneyshot brings the rock with one of the most energetic shows in the area. Check out the latest album Cowboys & Angels on their website, along with some live vid's from various past shows. more info
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