Alive And Kicking


DANY LAJ & THE LOOKS
THE ABOVEQUITTY & THE DON'TS

Songwriter Laj (Lajeunesse), born and bred in Kirkland Lake, a rural gold-mining camp six hours north of Toronto, is no stranger to being a small town kid growing up in a secluded northern town. Having toured the country and playing any stage he can find, Laj is now in the position to work out his own musical vision, and so far the results have been very exciting. Laj's heartfelt songs seamlessly meld together elements of rock, folk, and country, without straying too far from the power-pop roots that give the tunes a certain joie de vivre, with nods to tunesmiths like Nick Lowe and Paul Westerberg. The narrative weaved together by Laj's powerful yet unpretentious lyrics tells the tale of the Northern Ontario kid trying to find his way south, ultimately to Montreal, by way of Sudbury, North Bay, Toronto, and everywhere in between, with stories of finding love, cross-country tours, and broken-down vehicles, but ultimately retaining a strong sense of humour and hope which lies within memorably catchy hooks and intertwining harmonies between Laj and bassist Jeanette Dowling. Dowling and drummer Lewis Handford as The Looks, Laj's crack rhythm section, provide a rock-solid foundation and perfect complement to Laj's quirky pop sensibilities, rendering Dany Laj & The Looks an unstoppable force just waiting to win your heart.

Saturday, April 15th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Heathens


THE CARVELS
THE LIVE ONES • CURTIS SUBURBAN
THE BATTERY ELECTRIC

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

Photograph by Alan Rand

Boys Night Out



SUEDE RAZORS
45 ADAPTERSDUFFY'S CUTLEGION 76
GUNS DON'T RUN • LOS PERROS
DJs MR. LEE and JONNY QUEST

Saturday, April 1st at Don Pedro
90 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Ain't No Fools


REIGN OF ZAIUS

Saturday, April 1st at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

Freedom Sounds



THE ROCKSTEADY 7
Pay tribute to Tommy McCook
Plus: DJ Ursa Major (Legio SPQR)

Hot on the heels of the recent Roland Alphonso tribute night, The Rocksteady 7 return to Hank's for a tribute to the legendary Tommy McCook, a giant of Jamaican jazz. Tommy is most famous for his time with the Skatalites and is one of the inventors of the ska style. He also played with his group the Supersonics at the end of the ska-era through rocksteady and into reggae,  He also played on some crucial Aggrovators tracks in the mid 1970s... Let's just say the man had a a long and varied career! The band will play two sets of Tommy's music; a variety of his tunes that personally effected bandleader Dave Hillyard. You will hear songs both familiar and rare!

The Rocksteady 7 is an influential American ska and jazz band from NYC. Since the early '90s the group has consisted of tenor saxophonist and band leader David Hillyard (of Slackers fame) as well as percussionist Larry McDonald (Afro Jamaicans, Bob Marley, Taj Mahal, Gil-Scott Heron). In live performances, they are supported by a rotating cast of musicians, including drummer Eddie Ocampo and Dave Wake on keys among others. Given reggae's globally reaching influence, the Rocksteady 7 holds true to the genre's roots and the self-described "Jamaican Jazz" sound combines ska, rocksteady and reggae with extended jazz improvisation, intricate melodies, and complex harmonies. The group incorporates many diverse elements of world music with rocksteady rhythms, including ska, jazz, calypso, as well as early African and American jazz influences.

Saturday, March 18th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Vive La Révolution!


LES SANS CULOTTES
THE POXYLIFTS • BUNNY X

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!"

Friday, March 10th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Homesick



WILD ZEROS (France)
QUITTY & THE DON'TS • LIGHTBULB ALLEY

Saturday, March 4th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

If Ever I Cease to Love


WFMU's Nate K. returns to Hank's on Mardi Gras night, joined by NOLA music aficionado Matt Fiveash. Expect a night of I-10 sounds: swamp-pop, zydeco, cajun, and, naturally, all your NOLA faves. 

Tuesday, February 28th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Hungry And Dirty



SKUM CITYWORLD WAR IX
BEER DRINKING FOOLSBUT, PYRATE
JOEY STEELE & THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTERS

Saturday, February 25th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

A Love Like Yours



TATTERS & RAGSTHE RAMBLIN' KIND
THE ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN BAND

An Americana event for America's future, with all proceeds going to CREW (Citizens For Responsibility & Ethics In Washington).

Fridday, Febraury 17th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

'Photograph by Lee Greenfeld © 2017

Seconds Of Pleasure


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 LEAH BETH (PMS & The Mood Swings). Leah and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, MR. LEE (Going In Style Sound System) will be spinning top-flight sounds until the wee small hours!

Friday, February 17th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

In Fuzz We Trust



BADASS MOTHER FUZZERS (France)
THE PIGGIES • PARTY LIGHTSTHIGH HIGHS

The Badass MotherFuzzers are a garage band from Toulouse, France. The band was founded by three members of Los Jamones (Ramones tribute act who played the US in 2013 and 2015) and The B-Sides. They have in common their love of rock'n'roll, garage-rock, punk-rock, The Ramones, The Sonics, Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, The Jim Jones Revue and Lords of Altamont. The band played their first show in New York City in April 2015 and recorded their first 4-track EP, Gotta Stop in 2015, and are in the process of recording their first LP.

Saturday, February 11th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Shade Tree



YEAR OF DRAGON
LEAGUE OF PITY

Friday, February 10th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

Hanksy Panksy!


Every week since 1996,  DJ Mr. Fine Wine has been spinning soul — and R&B, blues, funk, gospel, instrumental, and uncategorizable — 45s at Botanica on Houston Street, as well hosting the incredible Downtown Soulville show on WFMU. Tonight we are very proud to bring him over the bridge for a night of sweet soul music.

Thursday, February 9th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Let Them Eat...


This month's Devour Hour features Chris Calogero (Not Quite Midnight), May Wilkerson (Someecards), Rufat Agayev (WhoDis?), Melissa Stokoski (SiriusXM), Julia Shiplett (Brooklyn Comedy Fest), Frank Nelson (Fingerlakes Comedy Fest), and Kale Bogdanovs (Melbourne Comedy Fest). Food of the month: cupcakes!

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

Self Conscious Over You


For your inebriation, titillation, edification, emancipation, and ultimate enjoyment it's Tangled Up In Glue with DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System​) spinning razor-sharp punk-rock sounds!

Thursday, February 2nd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

When Blackness Was A Virtue



ETERNAL BLACKSAINT BASTARD
MATTE BLACKFALSE GODS

Friday, February 3rd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

February Action!




  • 2/2: Tangled Up In Glue
  • with DJ MR. LEE (G.I.S. Sound System)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

2/3: ETERNAL BLACK / FALSE GODS
MATTE BLACK / SAINT BASTARD
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

2/4: THE COMBS / LIFECOACH
THE SUBTEXTS / CELL 63
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/5: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
  • (After-party with MIKE COBB & THE CREVULATORS, 4pm - 6pm)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

2/8: Devour Comedy Hour
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/9: Hanksie-Panksie!
  • with DJ MR. FINE WINE (WFMU)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/10: YEAR OF DRAGON / LEAGUE OF PITY
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A

    2/11: BADASS MOTHER FUZZERS (France)
    THE PIGGIES / PARTY LIGHTS  / THIGH-HIGHS
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.


      • 2/12: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
      • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
      • (After-party with PHIL GAMMAGE QUARTET, 4pm - 6pm)
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/12: Jazz At Hank's with WILD TONIC
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/16: THE FUZZY UNDERBELLY / FULL TIME PART TIME
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 2/17: Modern Needs
        with DJs MR. LEE and LEAH BETH
        Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/17: Benefit for Citizens For Responsibility & Ethics In Washington
      THE RAMBLING KIND / TATTERS & RAGS
      THE ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN BAND
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.


      2/18: HELL OR HIGH WATER / THE JACK GRACE BAND
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 2/19: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
      • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
      • (After-party with THE BOOTLEGGERS, 4pm - 6pm)
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/19: CRIME WAVE / LIVE GIRLS / THE JACKED BENNIES
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/23: MY FIRST DAY / ALL MY FRIENDS
      SEAN O'SHEA / CLAIRE ELISE WATSON
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/24: EXCLUSIVE CONTENT / ANACORTES
      LA HUERTE / THE FUNK MACHINE
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/25: SKUM CITY / WORLD WAR IX / BEER DRINKING FOOLS
      BUT, PYRATE / JOEY STEELE & THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTERS
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 2/26: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
      • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
      • (After-party with BUCKY HAYES, 4pm - 6pm)
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 2/28: Mardi Gras!
      • with DJ NATE K. and MATT FIVEASH (WFMU)
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

Photo of Lizzie Edwards with The New Jack Ramblers live at Hank's by Jessie Kilguss © 2016

Love Is Stronger






David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 pay tribute to Roland Alphonso
Hank's Saloon, Friday January 27th, 2017

Photography by Miki Marcinkiewicz © 2017

No Sleep For You



RUNNY
RISK/REWARD • LITTLE BOMBS

Saturday, January 28th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.