Come On... I'm Holdin'!


MIGHTY HIGH
CORTEZ • GEEZERWASTED THEORY

The Mighty High are Brooklyn's #1 regressive-rock act... No ballads. No keyboards. No acoustic guitars! 100% stone get-off guaranteed!

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

There Ain't No Cure


CHRISTINE OHLMAN

This queen of blue-eyed rock'n'soul, who grew up loving equally the sweetness of a Memphis horn line and the raunch of an electric guitar riff, whether played by Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, or Pop Staples, teased her blonde hair into a beehive in honor of Ronnie Spector and never looked back, picking up a guitar and forging a career as a songwriter in the process. She’s the current, long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band (SNL40’s anniversary post-show concert also featured her star turn onstage with Elvis Costello and the B-52s), whose latest CD The Deep End, was honored on five national Top Ten lists and features special guests/duet partners Ian Hunter, Dion DiMucci, and Marshall Crenshaw, plus Levon Helm, GE Smith, Andy York, Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, Catherine Russell, Big Al Anderson, and others. Ohlman topped the Alternate Root.com’s Readers’ Poll as top Americana vocalist, joining other winners Paul Thorn, The Mavericks and Rodney Crowell.

Saturday, June 25th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $12 cover. 21+ with ID.

Own Up Time


A TRIBUTE TO THE SMALL FACES
with THE TINY MUGS and very special guests

Dead Flowers Productions and The Tiny Mugs present an all-star tribute to East London mod legends, The Small Faces. Featuring Richie Birkenhead (Into Another/Underdog), Marty Wilson-Piper (All About Eve/The Church), Mike Fornatale (Loser's Lounge), Joe Hurley (The Gents/Rogue's March), Paul Bearer (Sheer Terror), Edward Rogers (Bedsit Poets), Jett Brando (All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors), Leah Beth (PMS & The Mood Swings/Nouvellas), Palmyra Delran (The Friggs), Don Piper (A Don Piper Situation), Gerrard Lindsay (45 Adapters), Adam Rubenstein (Split Lip/Chamberlain/Dear Lions) and others to-be-announced! The Tiny Mugs is Ben, Bob, and Nick from The Brought Low, with Nat from Sweet Diesel.

Wednesday, June 22nd at HiFi
169 Avenue A, New York City
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Cut Me Down To Size


PETER LANCTOT & THE STRAY DOGS
FAMOUS GENIUSESEL SILVER CABS
THE JACK GRACE DUO

Pete Lanctot is a singer songwriter living in Brooklyn, NY. His songs are surreal and mysterious narratives often featuring sordid casts of characters who’s time, locations and origins are vague, and seem equally likely to be found in present day NYC, a Memphis juke joint of the '20s or hitchhiking a depression-era plains state highway. Musically, Pete’s songs carry on the American traditions of blues, folk and country music while avoiding reproduction and derivation, and embrace sonic experimentalism and the avant garde. Traditional blues and ballad forms are bent from their original shapes by untraditional playing techniques, droning accompaniments, and interactive free improvisation within the band. In a live setting, Pete accompanies his singing with a wide array of instruments including guitar, viola, violin, accordion and the haunting sounds of a strohviolin (a bowed string instrument where the sound is produced through a metal gramaphone-like horn). His band features a rotating cast of talented musicians and improvisers. Often utilizing very traditional blues, country and string band instrumentations (upright bass, drums, guitar, horns, banjo and pedal steel), the result is far from a polite Americana sound.

Thursday, June 16th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Bad Old Days


THE LONE WOLVES
THE PIGGIESPEPPER KINGSTHE REJECTS

Reunion and last show ever for the legendary Lone Wolves.

Saturday, June 11th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

Compulsive Behavior


GALAPAGOS NOW!
PYRAMIDS • PROUDEST EVER • SEVENS

On and off the radar of Brooklyn’s underground since 2007, Galapagos Now! has carved a niche for itself as a group "of truly independent mind, and a totally individual sound," if the hype is to be believed. Galapagos Now! is a power trio that revolves around the collaboration between Joe Dairy and Mark Gurarie. Dairy (aka Jeff Waite), whose eight solo records are a testament to his prolific work as a kind of anti-Americana singer-songwriter, adds a croon or howl to the proceedings, whereas Gurarie sings "ugly," as he likes to put it, while holding down the bass. Elder Merchant, Brooklyn native and former drummer for Gözer, keeps the group in straight time while handling the band’s foreign relations. The band has toured the Midwest and South of the United States, as well as Europe.

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

Photograph by Bruce Davidson

No One Gets Out Alive


THE ELECTRIC MESS
THE CARVELS • KREBS & THE MAYNARD Gs
THE PHIL GAMMAGE QUINTET

"[The Electric Mess] have two excellent albums under their belt, both of which are filled with all the trappings of classic '60s punk — fuzz guitars, snotty vocals, and swirling organs abound — with a big slap of psychedelic coloring; think early Stones, Animals, 13th Floor Elevators, Seeds, Chocolate Watchband, and Lollipop Shoppe, as well as latter-day revivalists like The Chesterfield Kings, Cynics, Lyres, and The Miracle Workers." -Achilles In The Alleyway

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

Get To The Point


STEAK
EAMON DOWD

Steak is founding members Erik Lieblein on rhythm guitar/vocals, Jack Grace on lead guitar/vocals, Stu Damm on drums, and occasionally founding member TJ Thomas on bass with Larry Cook and Daniel Garcia also sharing the bass chair. Their first fans developed from the Boulder, Colorado music scene in 1992 which included bands like The Samples, Big Head Todd and The Monsters Leftover Salmon and many others. The band played a "sarcastic latin/funk with everything including the kitchen sink kinda style" (Colorado Daily) and quickly developed a Colorado/West Coast underground group of followers. The word on their 'silly yet clever in a refreshing manner" (SF Weekly) stage show kept spreading and Steak began traveling California with the magical cult band, The Beat Farmers for a stretch. The road continued with a diverse pedigree of bands that included NRBQ, Uncle Tupelo, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Fishbone, The Funky Meters, Leo Nocentelli and Zigaboo Modeliste,  Steak got a tour bus and lived on the road for a few years, relocating to San Francisco and eventually basing themselves from Jack, Erik and Stu's birthplace of New York City. Steak is internationally renowned primarily for it's song, "Big Bear" which is featured in the climax of the Fox Searchlight comedy hit, Super Troopers (along with another Steak track, "Second To The Bottle").

Thursday, June 2nd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

June Action!


  • 6/2: STEAK (two sets)
  • EAMON DOWD & THE LAST SOULS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/3: INTREPID HEARTS, HEKLA
  • SPITE HOUSE, and BIRTHING HIPS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/4: THE ELECTRIC MESS, THE CARVELS
  • KREBS & THE MAYNARD Gs, and PHIL GAMMAGE QUINTET
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/8: Devour Comedy Hour!
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/9: THE TRACYS, RADIONICS and MEASUREMENTS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/10: GALAPAGOS NOW!, PYRAMID,
  • SEVENS, and PROUDEST EVER
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/11: LONE WOLVES (reunion and last show ever!)
  • THE PIGGIES, PEPPER KINGS, and THE REJECTS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/12: Headwreckers Comedy
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/16: PETE LANCTOT & THE STRAY DOGS, EL SILVER CABS
  • THE FAMOUS GENIUSES, and THE JACK GRACE DUO
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/17: Modern Needs
  • w/DJs MR. LEE and special guests
  • Banter, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/17: AIRLINE RAIL and 68Creep
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/19: Jazz Sundays with WILD TONIC
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/22: Own Up Time: A Tribute To The Small Faces
  • Hi Fi Bar, New York City

    • 6/23: HIPP PIPPS, BITE, and THE CUTS
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/24: M.O.T.O.
    • BAMBOO KIDS, and PERP WALK
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/25: CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/26: Headwreckers Comedy
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/30: Psychic Rodeo
    • w/JESSE LENT and COLIN LANGENUS
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    Come Up The Years


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

    The May 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 ripping rock'n'soul sounds until the wee small hours!

    Friday, May 27th at Banter
    132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
    Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

    Pick Up The Change, part 3


    BUTCHER'S BLIND • ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN
    JIM ALLEN & THE RAMBLIN' KIND

    Come for an evening of alt-country with a lineup of Brooklyn's finest!

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

    Armageddon's Embrace


    CLAM FIGHT • REIGN OF ZAIUS
    ETERNAL BLACK • LEEDS POINT

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

    Scorpion Style!


    Seriously solid times at the Tiki Boys Social Club! Big thanks to all that made the scene a packed house (including the Black N' Blue Bowl after-party), the staff at Otto's, and of course DJ Pickabar who got the room shaking with the reggae fever!

    133 Years Of The Brooklyn Bridge


    Urban Folk Art Gallery is gearing up for their yearly homage to the bridge with over 30 NY artists confirmed to participate (including Dead Flowers Productions very own Lee Greenfeld). A wide variety of artists from different mediums from photographers, painters, illustrators, comic book artists, printmakers, tattooers, to legendary graffiti artists, are slated to exhibit. "The city tends to celebrate this anniversary in increments of 25 years ( 75th, 100th, 125th), I have lived near the bridge all my life, it is a constant factor in my art, whether it be painting, tattooing, drawing or printmaking, so why not celebrate every year?” says curator and resident artist Adam Suerte. The Brooklyn Bridge was opened to the public on May 24th,1883.

    Three years ago, when the gallery hosted the 130th anniversary, Suerte had just bought 25 gallons of surplus paint that the DOT was auctioning off to vacate a supply warehouse in DUMBO. He had every artist use that paint in their pieces that year. That won’t be a requirement this year, but there are still five gallons left that Suerte has repackaged and will be on sale at the gallery.

    Opening reception - Friday, May 20th at 7PM
    Urban Folk Art® Studios, 101 Smith Street, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    Show runs until June 20th.
    Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9PM and Sundays, 1-8PM

    Tiki Boys Social Club


    Mr. Lee steps in as guest DJ at this long-running, legendary party.
    Expect only the best in '60s soul, r&b, freakbeat, and British Invasion;
    '70s pub and punk-rock; and '80s power-pop and mod revival sounds.

    Saturday, May 14h at Otto's Shrunken Head
    53 East 14th Street, New York City
    Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!