Uncle Leon’s Honky-Tonk Relapse


Starting in April, for one night each month, Hank’s Saloon will once again be NYC’s epicenter of all things honky-tonk, thanks to Brooklyn-based "cow-punk" band Uncle Leon And The Alibis.

The band, which got its start at Hank’s nearly a decade ago and, more recently, chose the bar as the setting for their beer-fueled "Wild Ways" video, has announced a new monthly event: Uncle Leon’s Honky-Tonk Relapse. The event, held on the last Thursday of each month, promises two live sets of "classic country" covers, drawn from the back-catalogs of such legends as Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson. In the words of singer and organizer Uncle Leon, "You won’t hear any Luke Bryan or Brooks & Dunn at this party. And none of that Mumford and Sons bullshit either. Just a whole lot of lowdown, gritty, tear-in-your-beer, old-school honky-tonk, the way the good lord (and Hank) intended it."

The first Honky-Tonk Relapse is Thursday, April 30th at 9PM, at Hank's Saloon, 46 Third Avenue in Brooklyn. Admission is free.

Goddamn God Bless


THE BROUGHT LOW • BATTLE FOR WYOMING
MIRROR QUEEN • HUMANOIDS

Saturday, April 18th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Teenage Heart


COCK SPARRER PRE-SHOW DRINKS!

On April 10th Cock Sparrer play Brooklyn (with our pals Murphy's Law and the 45 Adapters). Grab drinks with the NYC Hammers before the show and kick-off the night right! Location to-be-announced.

Turnpike Twist!


GARDEN STATE SOCIAL CLUB
SEAN COLEMAN & THE QUASARS
THE LAST CONSPIRATORS

Imagine going to the hippest wedding of all time... in Atlantic City... in 1965! Garden State Social Club features members of the Trick Babys, Raunch Hands, Devil Dogs, etc. Expect a big mess of R&B and soul with some super groovy surprises for the Monster Hop. 

Friday, April 10th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

Live For You


STRAPHANGERS • ELEVENTH HOUR
POINT BLANK • WHAT DOESN'T KILL ME

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

Photograph by Camilo José Vergara © 1971

Sight Unscene


BABY SANDWICHES • SILENCE = DEATH
WEIRD AND PISSED OFF • ENZIGURI

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

Do The Get Down!


JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION
BOB CAROL TEDXL KINGS

To celebrate the release of their new, long-playing record album, Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015, the Blues Explosion will be bringing their brand of high-octane street hassling back home!

Thursday, March 26th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7PM. No cover. * 21+ with ID.

* Very limited entry.

Hear The Burn


PEPPER KINGS
D.O.T.S. C.O.N.F.U.S.E. M.I.N.D.S
BOXTOPUSEASY CHORDS

Pepper Kings are NYC's only punk-rock autoharp band, featuring Ted (formerly of Imaginary Icons), Nick, Hambone, (formerly of The Yams) and Rich and Tony (formerly of The Spines).

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

Sonic Attack


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 March edition features special guest DJ BLURRY MURRAY (Year Of Dragon/Sweet Diesel). Murray, and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, MR. LEE (Going In Style Sound System) will be spinning hip-shaking, foot-stomping, vinyl sounds until the wee small hours!

Friday, March 20th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

Faceless Angels


THE LIVING KILLS
PARTY LIGHTS • VIV STARK • HOLLOW ENGINE

The Living Kills bring all the fun of raw garage-psychedelia — instrumental freak-outs, creepy organ, 12-string guitar, lights shows, and lots of noise — but with a decidedly modern sensibility. Unlike a lot of their peers, they aren't trying to emulate the past, but instead recreate a vision of the 1960s that didn't happen. They wear their love of creepy B-movies, horror and spooky thrillers on their collective sleeves but chills generated are reversed by the dance party music lovers cannot refuse.

Saturday, March 14th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.