Come On You Irons!


Watch West Ham United's first match of the 2015/16 BPL season as they take on Arsenal. Hosted by the NYC Hammers.

Sunday, August 9th at Smithfield Hall
138 West 25th Street, New York City
Kick-off at 8:30AM. No cover.

C'mon Get Happy!


GARDEN STATE SOCIAL CLUB
EDISON ROCKET TRAIN • WIRE TROOP

Get ready to get crazy with the Garden State Social Club, Wire Troop, and a special appearance by the Edison Rocket Train! We're celebrating Sharky's Second Annual 50th Birthday (you do the math) and he is promising to bring out the big guns — the go go gospel of the Rocket Train and a special dance'n'roll rocktacular set from the Garden Staters! All this plus Wire Troop who bring the best roadhouse blues this side of Kalamazoo! Expect snacks, surprises, and special guests! All for no cover! Be there!

Saturday, August 1st at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Take Me For A Little While


MIRIAM & NOBODY'S BABIES
SUZETTE SUNDAE & THE LOVELIFES

Miriam. That’s right, just one name, like Cher or Madonna. Or Winger, for that matter. Nobody’s Baby is Miriam’s first solo album, and it’s a gem. If you’re expecting the same high-intensity, raucous'n'roll you find with The A-Bones, you won’t get it on Nobody’s Baby. Instead, this album reminds of two previous records, classy efforts both, in the Norton Records catalog: Dangerous Game, the 2007 "comeback" album by Mary Weiss, lead singer of The Shangri-Las, and All Or Nothing by La La Brooks, who used to sing with The Crystals. Like those older albums, Nobody’s Baby is a contemporary take on the classic early- to mid-'60s girl-group sound — an adult update on the teen yearning and, yes, angst of that golden period.

Thursday, July 30th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Photography by Roberta Bayley

Music For All Occasions


SIMON & THE BAR SINISTERS
HEAP • THE DAN MONTGOMERY 3+2

Led by guitar virtuoso Simon Chardiet, Simon & The Bar Sinisters make music that is truly unclassifiable. Chardiet shifts effortlessly, both in terms of guitar and vocal style, from rockabilly to Big Star-type pop to snarling British punk, and then onto ZZ Top-ish riffing. Listening to Simon could be a shortcut to a more complete musical education. Seeing him live is more like receiving a guitar lesson. Throw some NYC bad attitude ("I'd Be Grateful if You Were Dead") into the mix, then stir, and you have some serious gumbo.

Saturday, July 25th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Full Circle


ROUND EYE
MR. CLIT & THE PINK CIGARETTES
KLUB URANUS • BORTIS MINORTS

Round Eye, the experimental freak-punk outfit have accrued quite a loud and controversial name for themselves since forming in 2012. The Shanghai based group have shown no mercy nor fatigue in sound development or work ethic and have as of late been a crucial force in bridging a wide gap between the eastern and western hemispheres of punk-rock. Along with blazing a gnarly trail all over the globe (USA, Mexico, S. Korea, Japan) they’ve toured the mainland of China a number of times and have played host to visiting western groups and some legends as well.

They’ve shared stages with western groups such as D.O.A., The FUs, Paul Collins Beat, M.O.T.O., Ceremony, and Iceage, eastern groups such as P.K.14,SMZB and Misandao and have been banned from performing on the mainland by the Ministry of Culture during a tour with UK punk legends The Boys (as a result the tour was forced to literally go underground where they held the secret gigs in bomb shelters around the country). The ban lasted only the duration of the tour and was assigned due to "crowd control issues" following the tragic Shanghai band stampede, a controversial tour poster, and reports of Round Eye’s lewd stage antics.

They’ve won the "Best Local Band" title from Shanghai’s City Weekend magazine two years in a row. They’ve released two music videos (one starring famed Chinese actress Wang Lin) and honed their unconventional blend of '50s r&b and punk with a critically acclaimed EP Full Circle on Ripping/Genjing Records which featured Greg Ginn (Black Flag), and have drawn comparisons to the Stooges, Dr. Feelgood, and The Fall. Currently, they are set to drop their eponymous LP in June, which features saxophonist Steve Mackay (The Stooges/Violent Femmes) and R. Stevie Moore.

Friday, July 24th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

Do What You Wanna Do


THE ABOVE
THE NUCLEARS • THE SHADES • GORILLA CHIEF

The Above are a rock'n'roll group hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Some folks might call them a garage band... others might describe their sound as rhythm and blues... but regardless of how they are categorized, it is undeniable that their music compels some serious dancing. With tube amps screamin', drum kits stompin', and vocal harmonies wailin', these ambassadors of freakbeat are making good in the city where rock'n'roll will never die.

Saturday, July 18th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Photograph by John Blout‎

Grown Up Wrong


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 July edition features special guest DJ DANNY 2 TIMES * MARK YOSHITOMI. Mark 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, July 17th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

* Danny had to cancel due to illness.

Glory Days


BUNNIE ENGLAND AND THE NEW ORIGINALS

Bunnie England And The New Originals are NYC's hardest-working and hardest-partying live rock'n'roll karaoke band, and were the house band at Magnetic Field (R.I.P.). From The Replacements to The Ramones, from Cheap Trick to The Cure, from the Stooges to the Stones, they've got over 175 songs in their catalog for you to sing and turn yourself into a rockstar!

Friday, July 17th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Machine Gun Eyes


THE TRACYS
LEAGUE OF PITY • LAST CONSPIRATORS

Saturday, July 11th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

No Gods, No Monsters


FROM BELOW • INROD
PISTOL SHOT GYPSY • RYAN PEARSON

Friday, July 10th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.