. Thursday, December 31st IMU presents NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECTACULAR! BIG JOHN BATES, ALCHEMY CHAMBER, YEAR OF THE WOLF, DJ BRANDY BONES & The TASSEL TWIRLERS Burlesque Beauties @ The Media Club, 695 Cambie St . Doors 9pm / Show 10pm . $15 advance tix @ Zulu, HighLife, Red Cat & http://www.ticketzone.com/nyespectacular . $20 at the door.
Big John Bates heads up a debaucherous flurry of sound and atmosphere! Thrill to BJB's post-apocalyptic outlaw rock, groove to Alchemy Chamber's irresistable dark musical spells with special guest poet Catherine Owen, stomp your feet to Year Of The Wolf's bluesy country rock of and feast your eyes on voluptuous burlesque beauties for an unforgettable New Year's celebration!
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.
ALCHEMY CHAMBER – Featuring massive riffs and complex rhythms intertwined with captivating instrumental melodies, Alchemy Chamber is an eclectic mix of genres inspired by classical composers and metal bands like Apocalyptica. Their unique sound combines the diverse talents of a classically trained cellist, sax player, metal guitarist, jazz bassist and thrash drummer, offering many unexpected textures and tantalising musical convergences.
YEAR OF THE WOLF is a blues-inflected rock and roll band with razor sharp expression, bent on keeping the roots of their music true to themselves and their fans. “The lyrics and composition seamlessly flow from one song to the next, integrating elements of rock, blues and old style country into an evening of debauchery, rock and roll and one hell of a time” (Betty & Kora's Best Of BC)