Big John Bates with the Rust Belt Demons 9 November Club Anything
Big John Bates brings his brand of rustic punk/rock/Americana along with the Rust Belt Demons to Club Anything, 807 S. 5th Street, on Wednesday, 9 November.
Guitarist/co-lead vocalist and tophat-wearer Bates (of Big John Bates) shares the stage with upright bassist and vocalist Brandy Bones and drummer T-Hagberg. Featuring songs from the upcoming "Battered Bones" album, scheduled for a March 2012 release, the night will be filled with Bates' energetic live sound and entertaining antics. The "Hellfire Remedy" tour finds this trio from Vancouver distancing itself from its native punkabilly and instead combining their rustic, southern influences with Gothic Americana. This band's raw onstage energy is unequaled.
Having been compared to the Texas-based psychobilly trio the Reverend Horton Heat (a name which the vocalist 'the Rev', Jim Heath, shares with his band), this
underground act has played shows with the likes of celebrated punk band U.S.
Bombs (California-based and featuring well-known and respected skateboarder
Duane Peters on vocals), suit and fedora-donning swing band Big Bad Voodoo
Daddy, and r &b legend Andre Williams, among other impressive acts.
Frontman Records, a label formed in 2011 to release BJB's new music, is currently working in collaboration with Rookie Records and Glitterhouse Records in Germany. Between tours of the the U.S. and abroad, the band has serenaded countless fans in more than 16 countries.
The Rust Belt Demons, a self-described "loud, fast rock and roll" band
hailing from Racine, open the show. A lively 5-piece band whose raw sound has been likened to late '70s punk, the Demons list as their musical influences acts as diverse as the Clash, the Misfits, Bad Religion, U.S. Bombs, Buddy Holly, along with psychobilly and rockabilly music. Started in August of 2009, these relative newcomers have been making a name for themselves locally and are most definitely not to be missed.