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RODDY RADIATION
AND THE SCOTCH BONNETS
Plus: DJ MR. LEE (GIS SOUND SYSTEM)

Friday, May 18th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

Dance With My Baby


SIT N' SPIN

With three full-length albums, countless singles, compilations and American and Euro tours under their collective belt, Sit N' Spin have been praised by the press and gained fans all over the world, including Tokyo's 5678s and BBC Radio's legendary DJ John Peel (R.I.P.). While comparisons have been made to artists such as The Ramones, The Ronettes and Link Wray, Sit n' Spin do what they did best—made music that combined the best of garage-rock and roots-rock with their own personal brand of wit. The band got its start in New Brunswick, NJ where there was a good venue, a good record store and a college radio station to nurse their nascent rock ideas. Crisply melding a sense of fun with focus, they put forth garage-pop with edge and substance, deftly commingling crunch and melody. 

Saturday, May 5th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

Together Alone


PAINTED DOLL
RIBEYE BROTHERS • HAPPY CHICHESTER

Painted Doll came to life when "a death metal guy and a power-pop guy got hammered together at a Goblin concert in Texas." Soon after, Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Death, Abscess) and Dave Hill (Valley Lodge, Walter Schreifels Band, Cobra Verde) began trying to out-deep cut each other with late '60s/early '70s Dutch and British psych-pop, before Chris suggested the two musicians form a band together inspired by the music they'd been trading. 

Tuesday, March 27th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Change Of Plans



THE ROCKSTEADY 7
DJ 100dBs

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 (The Slackers) as well as percussionist Larry McDonald. 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 24th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Photography by Miki Marcinkiewicz © 2017

Machine Gun Eyes



THE TRACYS (record release show)
CASH REGISTERSLIVE ONES
THE MEASUREMENTS

"Blistering old school punk rock outfit The Tracys are as clear an '80s punk revival as it gets." - Michael Haskoor, The Deli Magazine

Raised on '80s punk with a side of maple syrup, Alberta native Dave Klym (The Mike Plume Band, The Populars, Itch) is the driving force behind The Tracys monster hooks and blazing solos. On rhythm guitars, John Payne (Puppetbox) has been known to contribute harmonies as silky as his  well-coiffed hair.  Larry Mancini  holds down the fort on the bass guitar with a little bit of whimsy, and a belly full of pizza. Anchoring this operation is drummer Matt Ernst, whose thunderous beats form the foundation for the group's aggressive style.  With infectious melodies and gallows humor, The Tracys' brand of pop punk holds true to the sensibilities of old-school west coast punk. With the release of their 3rd record, Humdinger, The Tracys continue to hone their signature sound, taking aim at what ails us with a double barreled blast of music and mayhem.

Friday, March 23rd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Photography by Joe Bottari © 2018

Crawling For Freedom



FAMOUS LOGS IN HISTORY
PELVI$$ • SPACE MERCHANTS
Plus: DJ TOM DASH

Saturday, March 10th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $6 cover. 21+ with ID.

Anonymous Sex


SWILSON
BAMBOO KIDS • LIVE ONES • WINDBREAKER

Swilson play occult pub-rock: think Radio Birdman and Dr. Feelgood meets Hawkwind. The band features dicks from former/current asshole bands like Dictators NYC, Bamboo Kids, Shemps, Little Seizures, Mighty High, etc.

Friday, March 9th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

All For The People



RUNNY
THE WHORESTHE LAST THROES
PNDBHOT DICE (acoustic set)

Runny is proud to have provided over 20 years of rock'n'roll, total failure, idiocy, destruction and scene unification.

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

Bingo Masters


DJs Tom Dash and Benzoil P. on the decks spinning records with a beat: soul, post-punk, glam, funk, psych, punk.... you get the idea.

Thursday, March 1st at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Destructive Love


DENNIS MOST & THE INSTIGATORS
SKUM CITY • THE HEELS • BABY SANDWICHES
JOEY STEEL & THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTERS

Saturday, February 24th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 7PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

This Perfect Day


THE PIGGIES
PRISON • HONEY

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

Tell The Truth


Modern Needs is a listening and dance party with special guest DJs and monthly musical themes, held every month at Banter bar, located in scenic Brooklyn U.S.A. The February edition features special guest DJ The Stranger who will be spinning top-flight rock'n'soull sounds until the wee small hours with your Modern Needs host and boss DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System)!

Friday, February 16th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

Carnival Time


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 13th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Do The Strut


THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC
SEAN T. HANRATTY & THE MIGHTY MIGHTY
GATO LOCO

Saturday, February 10th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID

Dance To Keep From Crying


THE CARVELSPERP WALK
JONES CRUSHER • CURTIS SUBURBAN

Saturday, February 3rd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Photograph by Bruce Davidson

I Should Not Want You


ANDI RAE & THE BACK RIVER BULLIES
JESSIE KILGUS BAND • OIL
HELLO BITERSWEET

"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, February 2nd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Hold That Tiger


RUBY RAE
ALICE & THE UNDERGROUNDSUPERSMALL

"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 1st at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID. 

February Action!


  • 2/1: RUBY RAE / SUPERSMALL
  • ALICE & THE UNDERGROUND
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/2: ANDI RAY HEALY & THE BACK RIVER BULLIES
  • JESSIE KILLGUS BAND / OIL / HELLO BITTERSWEET
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/3: PERP WALK / THE CARVELS
  • JONES CRUSHER / CURTIS SUBURBAN
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/4: Honkeytonk Hootenanny! (noon - 5pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/4: Superbowl Sunday!
  • Big screen with sound! Drink specials! Give-aways!
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/7: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/9: THE SARAH DURNING BAND
  • GOLD STARS FOR EVERYONE
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/9: TYLER AND THE EARLY 30s
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/10: THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC
  • SEAN .T HANRATTY / GATO LOCO
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/11: Honkeytonk Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with PATSY HANK LOVECHILD)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/13: WFMU Mardi Gras Party!
  • with DJs NATE THE K. and MATT FIVEASH
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/14: Devour Comedy Hour
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/15: GREEK JUDAS
  • BOY THINGS / EXOTIC FLORA
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/16: Modern Needs
  • with DJs MR. LEE and THE STRANGER
  • Banter, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/16: THE RAKEHELLS / EAT
  • CATERWAUL OF SOUND / ANTI DI FRANCO
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/17: THE PIGGIES / PRISON / HONEY
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/18: Honkeytonk Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with PATSY HANK LOVECHILD)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/18: WILD TONIC (9pm)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/21: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/22: COMBAT JAZZ / GODDESS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/23: THE CHALLENGED (record release show)
  • YOUNG LADIES / BANANA SODA / EROTIC NOVELS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/24: SKUM CITY / THE HEELS
  • DENNIS MOST & THE INSTIGATORS / BABY SANDWICHES
  • JOEY STEEL & THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTERS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/25: Honkeytonk Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with PATSY HANK LOVECHILD)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/28: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • Photo of Cash Registers live at Hank's by Mike Borchardt © 2018