Lost In Translation


THE KURT BAKER BAND
PALMYRA DELRAN • THE ELECTRIC MESS

Kurt Baker is a singer, songwriter and rock n’ roll performer from Portland, Maine who has always gone by the famous saying “Have a Good Time All the Time”. He has released several solo projects with his Power Pop group The Kurt Baker Band, which plays punk rock music inspired by pop music of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

Baker was the founding member, bass player, singer, & songwriter of the notable pop/punk outfit The Leftovers, which formed in 2002 and released several records on Rally Records, Insubordination Records and Oglio Records. The group toured extensively and played London, England's celebrated Roundhouse Theater before disbanding in 2010.

Baker's blend of Beach Boys and Beatles-styled melodies has earned him the praise of Larry Livermore (founder of Lookout Records), Ben Weasel (Screeching Weasel) and Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup). After the release of The Leftovers' last album, 2009's Eager To Please on Oglio Records, which featured guests ranging from Brett Anderson (The Donnas) to Coz Canler (The Romantics), and an extensive tour of the US and Europe, Baker decided to focus on going solo.

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

#SaveNYC: The Brooklyn Show


THE ROCKSTEADY 7
LES SANS CULOTTES

"When I say they've destroyed New York's old stores, bars, restaurants, hangouts, I'm saying the real estate market has destroyed the sacred watering holes and gathering places
of the 20th century." -author Josh Alan Friedman

#SaveNYC is a grassroots, crowd-sourced D.I.Y. movement to protect and preserve the diversity and uniqueness of the urban fabric in New York City. As our vibrant streetscapes and neighborhoods are turned into bland, suburban-style shopping malls, filled with chain stores and glossy luxury retail, #SaveNYC is fighting for small businesses and cultural institutions to remain in place. Dead Flowers Productions is very proud to be working in solidarity with #SaveNYC to help raise awareness of the growing movement.  Through live music we hope to exchange ideas and dance the night away.

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The Rocksteady 7 is an influential American ska and jazz band from NYC. Since the early 90's the group has consisted of tenor saxophonist and band leader David Hillyard 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 "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, June 6th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Photograph by Adam Nelson © 2015

Don't Grow Out Of It


45 ADAPTERS
GOVERNESS • GUNS DON'T RUN

45 Adapters is five friends who dress well and drink heavily. They describe their music as a truck full of Cock Sparrer records crashing into a truck full of Otis Redding records (aka maximum Oi'N'B), and they don't trust anyone who doesn't dance.

Friday, June 5th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

Salt Lives!









Friday night's Patrick Salt Ryan Memorial Show was a joyous and debaucherous celebration for our fallen friend. Thanks to Tom Clark, The Brought Low, Heap, and The Virginia Gentlemen for stellar rockin' performances, and everyone who came out. We drank, sang, laughed, cried, and raised a lot of cash for Patrick's widow Jessica.

All photography by Lee Greenfeld © 2015
(Except the first photo by Richard Brukner)

Get Down!


THE GET IT!
THE SHAKEY TABLES

Friday, May 29th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Honky-Tonk Relapse!


Uncle Leon And the Alibis return once again to the place their our birth, Hank's Saloon, for a night of classic country cover songs. Join the band as they drunkenly butcher the back-catalogs of such legendary performers as Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson. You won't hear any Luke Bryan or Brooks and 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.

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

R Train Blues


BAND OF OTHERS • JDC BAND

Band of Others is a Brooklyn band playing a carefully curated mix of covers and originals that mines the motherlode of Americana — everything from surf to punk to bluegrass to country to hard-rock, sometimes all in the same song. Get your groove on or cry in your beer — Band of Others covers all the bases!

Saturday, May 23rd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Until Death Do Us Party


THE BLACK BLACK • DONE
SERVANT GIRL • ZIP-TIE HANDCUFFS

Saturday, May 16th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Patrick Salt Ryan Memorial Show


VIRGINIA GENTLEMEN • HEAP
THE BROUGHT LOW (ACOUSTIC)
TOM CLARKJAY SHARP ESQUIRE • MORE TBA

A night of musical celebration for our dearly departed friend.
All money raised at the door will go to help out his wife Jessica.

Friday, May 15th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 suggested donation. 21+ with ID.

C'est Impossible!


CATHOLIC GIRLS
PARTY LIGHTSBURNING RED SUN

"Donning traditional uniforms of plaid, The Catholic Girls set the music scene on fire in the ’80s. Utilizing Catholicism laced props, they were the first to come out decked in rosary beads, crosses and even a St. Sebastian medallion, using the shock and awe of good girls gone bad long before Madonna saw the light. It is alleged that the Archdiocese of Rhode Island banned the group from playing in his state because he deemed the band sacrilegious with the song, "God Made You For Me," off of their 1982 debut LP. His major discontent was that the song was an ode to god being a woman." -The Aquarian

Saturday, May 9th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.