Something Wicked This Way Comes


JITTERY JACK • THE MILLWINDERS

Jittery Jack brings his East Coast bang to the world of Rockabilly and '50s inspired rock'n'roll. He has headlined at the Viva Las Vegas festival numerous times, and has toured internationally headlining many festivals including UK's the Rockabilly Rave and Australia's Camperdown Cruise. Jack has also recorded for both Wild Records in Hollywood, CA and Rhythm Bomb Records in Germany who released his 2014 full length, Gonna Have A Time.

The four members of Toronto's Millwinders are no strangers to the Rockabilly scene, having played previously in bands such as The Royal Crowns, Real Gone, The Tin Eddies, and Cool Jerk. Together since 2009, this quartet has been making a name for themselves, entertaining crowds with their traditional rockabilly, and r&b-infused sound. Their strong debut album Ladies and Gentlemen, The Millwinders, has sent them performing around the continent at major rockabilly and blues festivals including the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender twice. With all four members handling vocal duties, the strength of The Millwinders truly is in the sum of it's parts.

Thursday, July 2nd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Shakin' Around


MR. AIRPLANE MAN 
PARTY LIGHTS • NEWPORT LUCYS

Mr. Airplane Man is Margaret on guitar and Tara on drums. Their sound is a mishmash of Mississippi hill country blues, Memphis weirdo rock'n'roll, drony VU and Stooges, and Boston garage-beat and pop wonderment.

The band started in the late 90s. Almost immediately, they joined Morphine for a US tour and recorded a self-titled EP with Mark Sandman of Morphine. They went on to tour the US extensively, playing with The Reigning Sound, White Stripes, Detroit Cobras, Holly GoLightly, Hot Snakes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blues Explosion, Dirtbombs and many more.

During the 90s and 00s, Mr. Airplane Man released three albums and an EP on Sympathy for the Record Industry. They successfully toured Europe and played two Peel Sessions on John Peel’s BBC radio show.

Now Mr. Airplane Man is happy to be playing and recording again, after taking a break to have babies, live in the desert, and generally shake up their lives.

Saturday, June 27th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Swing For The Crime


THE GET IT!
THE ROBIN ELECTRIC • UNICORN SMACK

Friday, June 26th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Stampede!


When you hear the words "classic country music", a few famous faces come to mind—all of them, most likely, white and male. But Kandia Crazy Horse is out to change all that. The NYC-based singer and songwriter is "on a crusade to become the first black woman to be invited to join the Grand Ole Opry."And the way she sings — with a style that's part deep-South traditional country, part soul, and more than a little influenced by the crossover twang-rock of '70s California — she just might pull it off.

Kandia's latest album, Stampede was voted the #2 Country Album of 2014 by The Village Voice. Folks above 110th Street know her as the founder and curator of the Harlem Honky Tonk musician series. Now, we're proud to bring her back out to Brooklyn, as part of Uncle Leon's Honky-Tonk Relapse, a live, monthly, booze-fueled celebration of classic country songs. (Or, as singer/organizer Leon Chase likes to put it: "A country music night for people who hate modern country music.")

The Honky-Tonk Relapse is, by definition, rooted in the past — the band Uncle Leon and the Alibis' repertoire of cover songs spans roughly from '40s Hank Williams to late-'70s Waylon Jennings. But they're proud to preface that party with a decidedly 21st-century act. Kandia Crazy Horse taps into the true legacy of "roots" music, reminding us that — despite what the marketing boys in Nashville might want us to believe — the face of traditional American music has never been just one color, nor was it born from just one sound. Like the best outlaws of her genre, she defies all expectations. And, perhaps most importantly, the woman writes a damn good song.

Thursday, June 25th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Modern Love


THE DeLORIAN SISTERS
KELLY FRAGALE & THE DENIALSMILF & DILF

Based largely in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, the original Sisters got together in 2011 strictly for giggles. The initial impulse was to play mostly covers of old-timey classics by the Carter Family, Hank Williams, Dock Boggs, and others. But then Clive made a startling (some may say dangerous) discovery: it turns out the songs we were raised on — these coked-out, cheesey, feather-haired tunes of our '80s youths — are actually country songs in disguise. The pathos of "Here Comes the Rain," the exuberance of "Modern Love," the absurd weirdness of "Girlfriend in a Coma": it's all in there, dying for three-part harmonies and, let's face it, a banjo. 

Saturday, June 20th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Celebration Time!


BABY SANDWICHESTHE CUTSSROs
HIPP PIPPSDICK JOKESCHARM SCHOOL
KATELYN RICHARDSNIÑOS HÉROS

Friday, June 19th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. 21+ with ID.

¡Viva Rock'N'Roll!


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 June edition features special guest DJ STIFF NECK (Fatigue/ex-Sydney Ducks). Mr. Neck and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, MR. LEE (Going In Style Sound System/Dead Flowers Productions) will be spinning top-flight vinyl sounds until the wee small hours!

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

Links Are Smashed


KENNY CHAMBERS & THE HIGH BOMBS
THE JAMES ROCKET • NU-SONICS
TERRA NOVUS (debut show)

Kenny Chambers (ex-Moving Targets/Bullet LaVolta) will be bringing songs with his band, The High Bombs all the way from sunny Gloucester, MA.

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

Makin' All My Dreams Come True


THE PIGGIESCASH REGISTERS
PEPPER KINGSTHEE MONEY SHOT

Friday, June 12th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Lost In Translation


THE KURT BAKER BAND
PALMYRA DELRAN • THE ELECTRIC MESS

Kurt Baker is a singer, songwriter and rock n’ roll performer from Portland, Maine who has always gone by the famous saying “Have a Good Time All the Time”. He has released several solo projects with his Power Pop group The Kurt Baker Band, which plays punk rock music inspired by pop music of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

Baker was the founding member, bass player, singer, & songwriter of the notable pop/punk outfit The Leftovers, which formed in 2002 and released several records on Rally Records, Insubordination Records and Oglio Records. The group toured extensively and played London, England's celebrated Roundhouse Theater before disbanding in 2010.

Baker's blend of Beach Boys and Beatles-styled melodies has earned him the praise of Larry Livermore (founder of Lookout Records), Ben Weasel (Screeching Weasel) and Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup). After the release of The Leftovers' last album, 2009's Eager To Please on Oglio Records, which featured guests ranging from Brett Anderson (The Donnas) to Coz Canler (The Romantics), and an extensive tour of the US and Europe, Baker decided to focus on going solo.

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