Destructive Love


DENNIS MOST & THE INSTIGATORS
WWIXSKUM CITY • JONES KINGS

Dennis Most & The Instigators was formed in 1979 basically a fun vehicle for the Most brothers doing classic '60s garage-rock, sporting hyped-up arrangements with edge and attitude. (This was after the demise of Dennis' earlier bands Punk in '72 and Dennis Most & AudioLove in '76.) The band's first single "Excuse My Spunk" b/w "Destructive Love" was released in 1979, and shortly afterward this version of the band ceased to exist.

In 1998 "Excuse My Spunk" turned up on a volume of the highly regarded Killed By Death compilation series, and a resurgence of interest in Most’s work began. In late 2001, the Excuse My Spunk album appeared in Italy consisting of singles and unreleased studio tracks, followed in 2002 by a mini-tour of Italy. 2003 brought brand new Instigators recordings with the Wire My Jaw EP (a CD version of Wire My Jaw with additional early tracks was released in 2004). Dennis Most continues to perform and record, so be prepared for some destructive love at Hank's!

Saturday, February 20th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

Bastards Of Young


BUNNIE ENGLAND AND THE NEW ORIGINALS

Bunnie England And The New Originals are NYC's hardest-working and hardest-partying live rock'n'roll karaoke band, and were the house band at Magnetic Field (R.I.P.). From The Replacements to The Ramones, from Cheap Trick to The Cure, from the Stooges to the Stones, they've got over 175 songs in their catalog for you to sing and turn yourself into a rockstar!

Friday, February 26th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Got This Happy Feeling


Modern Needs is listening and dance party with special guest DJs and monthly musical themes, held the third Friday of every month at the great Banter bar, located in scenic Brooklyn U.S.A.

The February edition features special guest DJ JONNY QUEST (SPQR). Jonny and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, MR. LEE (Going In Style Sound System/Dead Flowers Productions) will be spinning scorching and eclectic vinyl sounds until the wee small hours!

Friday,  February 19th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

Do The Shake


MUCK AND THE MIRES
LES SANS CULOTTES

"Taking their cue from that mythological Nuggets moment in 1966 when bands like The Remains, The Barbarians, and The Sonics spied the charts, Muck And The Mires turn simplicity into a virtue. Each song on their third long-player rants, raves, and gets out of town in about two minutes, leaving a swirl of hooks and guitar wreckage in its wake." -Uncut

The "seven-headed beast from the hard-scrabble streets of Menilmontant" and "those frilly Parisian underthings," Les Sans Culottes borrowed their name from the ill-clad (i.e., long-trousered) citizen-soldiers of the French Revolution. The band's sound is a melange of Francophone '60s girl group and the Kinks... "We are the masters of the French rock'n'roll; all others are but the slave!"

Saturday, February 13th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Love Is Weird


THE PIGGIES
CASH REGISTERS
THE STENTS

Friday, February 12th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

Candy Apple Red


THE PARTICLES • ICED INK
THE MIDNIGHT MOAN

Friday, February 5th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $6 cover. 21+ with ID.

Photo by Bruce Davidson

Rattle My Bones


RUBY RAE
PETE LANCTOT & THE STRAY DOGS
FLYING FINGERS JUG BAND

"The throwback honkytonk tunes of Ruby Rae [are] darker than your usual singer-songwriter fare, with noir-ish and Southern gothic influenced lyrics." –Washington Post

Ruby Rae’s debut release title Double Feature could easily be mistaken for a night at the local drive-in when rock'n'roll still flirted with its honky-tonk roots. Her songs "It Came from the Swamp" and "Invisible Man" showcase country inflected instrumentation paired with heartfelt and sinister stories of guns, love, and loneliness. Backed by a full band on her second EP The Outskirts, Ruby Rae's explores the outsider element of a small American town.

Thursday, February 4th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID. 

I Should Not Want You


ANDI RAE & THE BACK RIVER BULLIES
BIRD STREETS • JEFF LITMAN

"Healy’s vocals are at once potent, powerful, fragile, beckoning, vulnerable yet guarded. She writes like someone who has tasted her share of life; has been hurt; has been exhilarated; has found and lost her faith. There is a dare in this music... -BuddyHollywood

Friday, January 29th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

Ownsome Outlaw


CASH O'RILEY
SCREAMIN' REBEL ANGELS

An original songwriter and one man band from Flint, Michigan, the ownsome outlaw plays a homemade, hand-built two-gallon oil can electric guitar, harmonica, drums with his barefeet, sometimes switches to banjo or acoustic guitar and plays them all live... No loops or backing tracks. Raised on rock'n'roll, honky-tonk, punk, jazz, blues and influenced by everything he's ever heard, Cash O'Riley brings his "stewed & screwed hellbilly blues" across the highways and byways in the his 1964 chevy belair and gets every foot within earshot tappin', the floor dancin' and hands clappin'.

Thursday, January 28th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Something's Gone Wrong Again


Modern Needs is listening and dance party with special guest DJs and monthly musical themes, held the third Friday of every month at the great Banter bar, located in scenic Brooklyn U.S.A.

Your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, MR. LEE (Going In Style Sound System/Dead Flowers Productions) and friends will be spinning scorching vinyl sounds until the wee small hours!

Friday, January 22nd at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!