Going In Style


Urban Styles: Graffiti In NYHC book signing party with author Freddy Alva and DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) spinning scorching underground sounds. Happy hour prices until 8pm!

Urban Styles the first book from author Freddy Alva, is a subterranean adventure back to a time when subcultures and underground movements blended seamlessly and went largely unnoticed by the mainstream world. Urban Styles deftly straddles the seemingly in congruent worlds of graffiti culture and the hardcore punk scene of the 1980s to tell the story of a unique moment in time when crossover between the two outlaw cultures was a common, if not heralded, occurrence. Urban Styles chronicles a gritty New York City and its boroughs while telling the stories of forgotten revolutionaries who were as familiar with stealth runs through train yards as they were slamming on the CBGB dance floor.

Tuesday, November 14th at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (btwn. East 2nd & 3rd), New York City
Doors at 7PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

On The Town


THE WHORES • NO VALENTINEMARZIPAN
A DEVIL'S BROADCAST • FRINGE CANDIDATE

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

Get Some Action


MIGHTY FINE • LES SANS CULOTTES
THE MISSING FOOTAGE

After touring most of the world with The Afghan Whigs, future Mighty Fine singer Steve Myers returned home only to get shot and left for dead on a rainy New Orleans street. Myers moved to New York City to recover and try to put his past behind him, joining the Dulli lead Twilight Singers occasionally for shows on the East Coast or recording down South. Not until hooking up with fellow New Orleanian Jagon Eldridge in late 2003 did he think about starting a band of his own. The original line-up for Mighty Fine consist of Jagon Eldrige and Richie Pomerantz (Andy G & The Roller Kings), Mitro Valsamis (Trickbabys) and Paul Verciglio. For the last ten years Mighty Fine has rocked all over NY state, sharing the stage with TV On The Radio, Andre Williams, The Dirtbombs, The Slackers, Titus Andronicus, The Gories, Mary Weiss, and The Afghan Whigs. After releasing the album Get Up To Get Down on Drugfront Records in late 2011 (that included guest spots by Greg Dulli and Mick Collins), the band went thru several lineup changes including a UK tour lineup that included Collins on guitar. After taking some time to regroup Mighty Fine is back to what it does best, playing punk-soul all over NY state, now with new members Bradley Dean (The Visitors) on guitar and Mickey Finn (Boss Hog) on keys. "Sweaty rump-shakin' punk-soul" is a great way to describe the band, a combination of a James Brown styled soul review and a sweaty punk rock show. In this band, New York and New Orleans meet at the crossroads and no one moves an inch.

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, October 14th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Best Night Ever


CHOKED UP • THE LONELIERS
GIBBONS • UNIVERSE IGNORE HER

Friday, October 13th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

Middle Finger Blues


JOECEPHUS AND THE GEORGETOWN MASSACRE
Plus: Brooklyn's very own LVGER

Blazing a trail out of Memphis, Tennessee, Joecephus And The George Jonestown Massacre are on a roll. Having been referred to as “a cross between Motorhead and Merle Haggard” and having served as opening acts for such diverse artists as Shooter Jennings, David Allan Coe, Jesco White The Dancing Outlaw, Jim Dickinson, Unknown Hinson, Green Jello, Scott Biram, The Reverend Horton Heat, H. R. of the legendary Bad Brains and many more. Joecephus and company are ready for full auditory assault in any venue that can take it. Exhibiting a tireless work ethic, the band has played honkytonk venues as well as punk/metal clubs throughout the last 12 years. Their last release was 2016's Mutants of The Monster: A Tribute To Black Oak Arkansas which featured guests such as Shooter Jennings, Jello Biafra, and members of Black Flag, Butthole Surfers, Willie Nelson's band, and more. All JGJM's profits of sales from this lp went to local Memphis animal rescue, The Savior Foundation.

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

The 43nd Annual Atlantic Antic Festival


THE GET IT!
THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC
THE WHO KNEW CREW

The Atlantic Antic is a living tribute to the myriad of heritages that coexist in Brooklyn. Spanning four neighborhoods (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Downtown Brooklyn) from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, the Atlantic Antic brings together people from all ages and diverse backgrounds to celebrate in the heart of Brooklyn! From start to finish, Atlantic Avenue is transformed into a sea of entertainment offering something for everyone.

Sunday, September 24th outside of Hank's Saloon
Noon until 6PM. Rain or shine! All ages! Brooklyn, U.S.A.

Concert Across America To End Gun Violence


THE ELECTRIC MESSTYLER KEITH
JONNY COUCH'S STATE OF MIND

On Saturday, September 23rd we will remember the victims of America's gun violence epidemic with the Concert Across America To End Gun Violence, a series of live events from coast to coast. Proceeds from the door to benefit the NYC chapter of the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence.

Saturday, September 23rd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 suggested donation. 21+ with ID.

Man From Wareika



THE ROCKSTEADY 7
Celebrate Rico Rodriguez
Plus: 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.

The Rocksteady 7 continues it series of tributes to the Jamaican Jazz masters at Hank's, with this concert focusing on the music of the late, great Rico Rodriguez. Expect two sets of sounds drawn from the earliest days of ska (Rico's work with Count Ossie and Prince Buster), his late '60s reggae days in Brixton, his seminal 1977 album on Island/Blue Note, and his crucial work with The Specials.


100dBs is a producer and DJ living in Brooklyn whose signature style blends performance and selection: astral echo pedal on a wild crate-digger's chase through the genealogy of a tune. He came up listening to Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder, thanks to the bootleg cassettes his mother managed to bring with her from Cold War Romania. An adolescent encounter with a Lee Perry record flipped his whole world and led to formative dub experiments on an old four-track. He got his start spinning hip hop nights on the Lower East Side and has toured the world since. He's rocked parties for burners, breakers, Berlin artists and Brooklyn's reggae revivalists.

Friday, September 22nd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Into The Future



LEAGUE OF PITYCALDOR KIDS
FISKHOUSE DIVISION

Saturday, September 16th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

Concrete Jungle


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 September edition features special guest DJs The Stranger. The mysterious one and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) will be spinning top-ranking sounds until the wee small hours!

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

Antipasto!


Devour Hour returns from it's Summer hibernation, hungrier than ever. This month's show features Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Stephen Bolles (Manhattan Comedy Festival), Moss Pericone (Pukefest), Frank Nelson (Fingerlakes Comedy Festival), and Kale Bogdanovs (Brooklyn Comedy Festival)!

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

Do The Barnacle


THE SHIPWRECKS • A BUNCH OF GIRLS
BAD CITIZENCOURTLAND EXPERIMENT

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

Brooklyn Music Week

 

TOWER • DISHONEST ESCAPE • DEAD WICKS
TRIGGER SHY • DOUGIE POOLE • TEEN BODY
JOHNNY AIRES • CUTOURS • DÆVA • DJ ANGELS

Friday and Saturday, September 1st & 2nd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover ($5 with badge). 21+ with ID.

September Action!


  • 9/1: Brooklyn Music Week
  • TRIGGER SHY / DEAD WICKS
  • DISHONEST ESCAPE / TOWER / ANGELS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/2: Brooklyn Music Week
  • DOUGIE POOLE / JOHNNY ARIES
  • TEEN BODY / DAEVA / ANGELS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/3: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/6: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/7: ROUSTABOUT SURVIVORS
  • RUBY RAE / EMERALD CITY
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/8: THE SHIPWRECKS / BAD CITIZEN
  • A BUNCH OF GIRLS / THE COURTLAND EXPERIMENT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/9: THE SHARP SHADOWS / PLAID DRACULA
  • THE ROYAL THEY / WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/13: Devour Comedy Hour
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.
  • 9/14: SNATCH ATTACK / BASIC BITCHES
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/15: Modern Needs
  • Banter, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/15: THE BITS / PLANET MOON
  • THE FRANK STALLONERS / FRANK THE TANK
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/16: LEAGUE OF PITY / CALDOR KIDS
  • FISK / HOUSE DIVISION
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/17: WILD TONIC
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/20: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/22: THE ROCKSTEADY 7
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/22: Concert To End Gun Violence
  • THE ELECTRIC MESS / TYLER KEITH
  • JONNY COUCH'S STATE OF MIND
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/24: The Atlantic Antic at Hank's
  • THE GET IT! / NY FOWL HARMONIC / WHO KNEW CREW
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/27: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/28: GREEK JUDAS / THE NY FOWL HARMONIC
  • SEAN T. HANRATTY & THE MIGHTY MIGHTY
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/30: LELAND SUNDRIES
  • BUTCHER'S BLIND / ZACH GREGORY / STAR 4
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      Photo of The Thrill Sergeants live at Hank's by Joe Bottari © 2017

      Local Celebrity


      BIG EYES
      CHINCHEES • SHOCKWAVESUNKNOWN SENDER

      Kait Eldridge has been the ringleader behind Big Eyes since 2010. Striving to find the perfect balance between punk, hard-rock and pop, Big Eyes is content to be cemented "in between" the scenes.

      Saturday, August 26th at Hank's Saloon
      46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
      Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

      I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield


      LITTLE YOSHIKO (The 5678s)
      SATO & JOHNNY • VANDALIZER
      COUNTRY CLUBGRAND PRIKS

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

      Photograph by Jeff G.

      Let It Blurt!


      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 August edition features special guest DJs Maybe Mel and Angry Eddie.  Mel, Eddie and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) will be spinning top-ranking sounds until the wee small hours!

      Friday, August 18th at Banter
      132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
      Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

      All Bets Are Off


      McGUIRE'S MOB • GUNS DON'T RUN
      ICE COLD KILLERS • DUSTERS
      DJs MR. LEE & KURTIS POWERS

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

      August Action!


      • 8/2: DAVID HAUGHT
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 8/3: SPACER / GOLDEN WAVE / BLANCA NEGRA
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 8/4: RUNNY / THE BATTERY ELECTRIC
      • SWILSON (debut) / MEAN SIDERS
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 8/5: Kipp's Pre-Birthday Blowout!
      • SKUM CITY / THE TRACYS / BLOODY MUFFS
      • COMRADES / LOAFASS / DYSMORPHIA / PUNK 77
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 8/6: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
      • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 8/9: DAVID HAUGHT
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 8/10: THE JAMES ROCKET
      • THE GOLD FARMERS / WINDBREAKER
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 8/11: ICE COLD KILLERS / GUNS DON'T RUN / DUSTERS
      • McGUIRE'S MOB / DJs MR. LEE & KURTIS POWERS
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 8/12: DJs AGENT JAY & 100dBs
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 8/13: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
        • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 8/13: The NYC Hammers West Ham United Season Kick-Off Party
        • Smithfield Hall, New York City

          • 8/15: BONEHART FLANNIGAN / DAVID HAUGHT
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

          • 8/17: VIC SHEPERD & MORE REVERB
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

          • 8/18: MOTOR TERSEA / NEVVA
          • STREEPTHROAT / BAD PRACTICE
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

          • 8/18: Modern Needs
          • DJs MR. LEE, MAYBE MEL, and ANGRY EDDIE
          • Banter, Brooklyn U.S.A.

          • 8/19: LITTLE YOSHIKO (The 5678s) / SATO & JONNY
          • VANDALIZER / COUNTRY CLUB / GRAND PRIKS
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

          • 8/20: WILD TONIC (8pm)
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

          • 8/23: DAVID HAUGHT
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

          • 8/23: DJ NATE K. (WFMU)
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

          • 8/25: UM / CATERWAUL OF SOUND
          • PANTS EXPLODER / BACK ALLEY PREACHERS
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

          • 8/26: BIG EYES / CHINCHEES / SHOCKWAVES
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

          • 8/30: DAVID HAUGHT
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

          • 8/31: YANKEE LONGSTRAW
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

              Photo of Lüger live at Hank's by Lee Greenfeld © 2017