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 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

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.

Welcome To Your New Happy Life


LEAGUE OF PITY (record release show)
THE CUTSTHE DISPERSIONSBEDPAN FIGHT

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

A Lee Grows In Brooklyn


Help Dead Flowers Productions' own Mr. Lee celebrate yet another year of breathing air in the County Of Kings. The wonderful DJ Anna Anabolic will be providing the swinging and soulful soundtrack to get you Grooving In Style all night long. 

Friday, January 19th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 10PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

I Could Be Dreaming


LES SANS CULOTTES
CENTURY OF FAKERS • HAWK TUBLEY

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!"

Saturday, January 13th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Awkward Sexual Adventures


MORAL PANIC
VANDALIZER • PEPPER KINGS

From the smoldering cinders of NYC gunk-punk fuck-ups Livids, Moral Panic stomps brazenly on the scene in an annihilating New Bomb Turks/Teengenerate attack mode. This is their return show!

Friday, January 12th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

Nothing Will Save You


CASH REGISTERS • FISK
DOC ROTTEN • TEENAGE BIGFOOT

A mid-winter punk-rock blow-out. Come out!
Warm up! Laugh at the cold! Eat your enemies!

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

Get Lit Up


TONYA HARDING • OCEANATOR
YOKO FOREVER • DESERT SHARKS

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

Wreck'N'Roll Hoochie Koo


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, January 4th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

January Action!


  • 1/3: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/3: Wreck'N'Roll Night
  • w/DJ TOM DASH and BENZOIL P.
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/5: YOKO FOREVER / TONYA HARDING
  • OCEANATOR / THE DESERT SHARKS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/5: CASH REGISTERS / FISK
  • TEENAGE BIGFOOT / DOC ROTTEN
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/7: Honkeytonk Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with  PHIL GAMMAGE QUARTET)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/10: Devour Comedy Hour
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/11: EEPHUS BAND
  • ZIGGERNAUTS / CHRIS Q MURPHY
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/12: MORAL PANIC
  • PEPPER KINGS / VANDALIZER
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/13: LES SANS CULOTTES
  • CENTURY OF FAKERS / HAWK TUBLEY
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/14: Honkeytonk Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with  PHIL GAMMAGE QUARTET)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/14:  VYLITS / UNO LADY
  • THE MISSING FOOTAGE
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/17: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/18: LATE SLIP / BAND OF OTHERS
  • THE BAKERSFIELD BREAKERS / THIGH-HIGHS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/19: A Lee Grows In Brooklyn
  • with DJ ANNA ANABOLIC (Sit N Spin)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/20: LEAGUE OF PITY (record release show)
  • THE CUTS / THE DISPERSIONS / BEDPAN FIGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/21: Honkeytonk Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with  PHIL GAMMAGE QUARTET)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/24: WILD TONIC
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/24: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/25: ROUSTABOUT SURVIVORS / HENGE / AVO
  • KNOCK YOURSELF OUT / NATURAL BORN LOSERS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/26: HEAP / THE PIGGIES / SIRS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/27: HAWAII SCHIAVO / THE MITHFITHS
  • LAND BAND / VACATION SHIRTS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/28: Honkeytonk Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with  PHIL GAMMAGE QUARTET)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 1/31: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • Photo of Tiger Sex live at Hank's by Joe Bottari © 2017

New Year's Eve Rock'N'Soul Shakedown!

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DJs Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) and The Stranger spin top-flight 1960s rock'n'soul sounds until the wee small hours. Sharp dress and dancing shoes are highly encouraged!

Sunday, December 31st at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 10PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

Lonely For You

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“The duo manages to make the now familiar line-up of guitar and drums sound urgent again, and they spit out both gritty, saturated blue-rock and airy, almost Spector-esque pop with a quiet strength.”

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, December 30th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Burn Down The Year!


DJ Nate The K. with special guest DJ Paul Bruno spin music for the revolution in your head: choogling punk; power pop, both skinny-tied and long-haired; soul shouters and girl groups; bubblegum and acid rock; global fuzz; weirdos and outsiders, and the Weirdos and the Outsiders; Archie Shepp and J. Geils.

Thursday, December 28th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

The End Is Nigh!


LUV DOT GOV • SINON
THE JAMES ROCKET • RICH MEYER

The clock is ticking on everything you love.
Get out and enjoy it while you can!

Saturday, December 23rd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

Second To The Bottle


STEAK
REBEL HARMONIX

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").

Friday, December 22nd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7:30PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Danger In Your Eyes


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 December edition features special guest DJ Mr. Vacation who will be spinning top-ranking punk reggae sounds until the wee small hours with your Modern Needs host and boss DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System)!

Friday, December 15h at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

Feel No Pain


REIGN OF ZAIUS
TEST MEATAGE OF TRUTHLVGER

Friday, December 15th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

The New Soft Shoe


THE GET IT!
WIRE TROOPSCOTCH BONNET

Thursday, December 7th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

A Day Will Come


DJs Mr. Lee (GIS Sound System) and Ursa Major (Legio SPQR) will be spinning top-flight sounds before, between, and after the bands!

Sunday, December 3rd at Gold Sounds
44 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 4PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.