The 43nd Annual Atlantic Antic Festival


THE GET IT!
THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC

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.

Local Celebrity


BIG EYES
CHINCHEES • SHOCKWAVES

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. Cover TBA. 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.

All Bets Are Off


ICE COLD KILLERS • GUNS DON'T RUN
MCGUIRE'S MOB • 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.

Total Scene Unity


THE BATTERY ELECTRIC • RUNNY
THE VANSADERSSWILSON (debut)

Twenty years of total failure, idiocy, and destruction by the greatest rock'n'roll group in the history of music, Runny is the sound of Pat Sajak getting kicked in the nuts, over and over. Raw rocking bullshit and magic sounds. Swilson play occult pub-rock: think Radio Birdman and Dr. Feelgood meets Hawkwind. The band features dicks from former/current asshole bands like Dictators NYC, Bamboo Kids, Shemps, Little Seizures, Mighty High, etc. This is their live debut. The Battery Electric decimate with sound all those who wish to deny the party smoldering within everyone! Their sound evokes a fierce horde of loyal Heathens into most righteous dance hall warfare. Each time TBE step onstage they are gloriously swathed in the power only known to rock warriors equal in ability. They're here to party. The Vansaders walk the line of rowdy and refined. Their bourbon-soaked blend of punk, country and straight-up rock'n'roll is the type of sound that’d easily be the soundtrack to any heavy night of drinking at your local dive bar with a group of close pals as well as those lonesome nights of drinking by yourself. 

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

Get Something Going!


THE ZAMBONIS
THE INSOMNIACS • THE STENTS

Friday, July 28th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

Til The Darkness Goes

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DANY LAJ & THE LOOKS
THE SAYLAVEESTHE SHARP SHADOWS

Songwriter Laj (Lajeunesse), born and bred in Kirkland Lake, a rural gold-mining camp six hours north of Toronto, is no stranger to being a small town kid growing up in a secluded northern town. Having toured the country and playing any stage he can find, Laj is now in the position to work out his own musical vision, and so far the results have been very exciting. Laj's heartfelt songs seamlessly meld together elements of rock, folk, and country, without straying too far from the power-pop roots that give the tunes a certain joie de vivre, with nods to tunesmiths like Nick Lowe and Paul Westerberg. The narrative weaved together by Laj's powerful yet unpretentious lyrics tells the tale of the Northern Ontario kid trying to find his way south, ultimately to Montreal, by way of Sudbury, North Bay, Toronto, and everywhere in between, with stories of finding love, cross-country tours, and broken-down vehicles, but ultimately retaining a strong sense of humour and hope which lies within memorably catchy hooks and intertwining harmonies between Laj and bassist Jeanette Dowling. Dowling and drummer Lewis Handford as The Looks, Laj's crack rhythm section, provide a rock-solid foundation and perfect complement to Laj's quirky pop sensibilities, rendering Dany Laj and the Looks an unstoppable force just waiting to win your heart.

Thursday, July 27th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Another Pale Moonlight


YOUR PEST BAND
SHOCKWAVES • FRIENDMIDNIGHT CALLS

"Your Pest Band are one of Japan's wildest garage-punk groups... The band excels by lulling you into thinking they're playing loose, when in actuality, everything is precise and meaningful... They successfully blend punk made famous by the likes of the Marked Men and Mean Jeans, while incorporating their own personality." -Clrvynt

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

Sanctuary


Unofficial Iron Maiden after-party with DJs Mr. Vacation and Woody (Mighty High) spinning classic metal and hard-rock all-night!

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

Let's Pretend


GREG ALLEN'S FRINGE RELIGION
THE LIVE ONES  LOVE CONQUERS ALL
ICONICIDETHE ZEROS (NYC)

Greg Allen is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for his work with Jerry Nolan of the New York Dolls, and Johnny Rao of the David Johansen Group. He has shared the stage with artists such as Johnny Thunders, Rick Derringer, Johnny Winters, Nazareth, and Jon Spencer. In the early '80s Greg Allen played with Blue Ruin of Providence, RI who recorded a 45 single produced by Billy Rath (The Heartbreakers). Greg moved to London via New York City and formed the Vulture Squadron. He later toured the UK with Two Saints.

Back in New York in the early '90s Greg formed a group with Jerry Nolan of the New York Dolls and Chicago Vin Earnshaw of the Delinquents. Their recordings at Baby Monster Studios were brought to an end by Nolan’s untimely death. Greg then formed the Jigsaw Men and later the Greg Allen Group. The Greg Allen Group recorded the albums Just For You with Johnny Rao and Let's Pretend produced by Nite Bob (New York Dolls, Aerosmith, Iggy and the Stooges.)

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

Remind Me


ALICE & THE UNDERGROUND
HICK'RY HAWKINSDAVID HAUGHT

Come out and celebrate "Remind Me," the new single release by Alice & The Underground. David Haught and co. will be kicking off a night of top-of-the-line country music at Hank's Saloon. Hick'ry Hawkins will follow, then Alice and the Underground will close out the night to celebrate their first release! 

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

Weight Of The World


HEAVY TRAFFICETERNAL BLACK
SUPER FMMATTE BLACKLÜGER (debut show)

Heavy as a boulder show featuring the debut from our friends Lüger (mbrs of The Templars/Prowler/45 Adapters/Brooklyn Bluebirds).

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

July Action!


      • 7/2: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
      • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 7/5: DAVID HAUGHT
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 7/6: MJ12 / EIGHTY-POUND PUG / E.E. CUMMING
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 7/7: HEAVY TRAFFIC / ETERNAL BLACK
      • SUPER FM / MATTE BLACK / LÜGER
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 7/8: ALICE & THE UNDERGROUND
      • HICK'RY HAWKINS / DAVID HAUGHT
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 7/9: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
      • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 7/12: DAVID HAUGHT
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 7/13: THE RADIONICS
      • MEAN JEAN OAKS / IKE FONSECA
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 7/14: GREG ALLEN'S FRINGE RELIGION
      • THE LIVE ONES / THE ZEROS (NYC)
      • LOVE CONQUERS ALL / ICONOCIDE
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 7/15:  Brooklyn Guitar School Student Showcase
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 7/16: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
        • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 7/16: WILD TONIC (8pm)
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 7/19: DAVID HAUGHT
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 7/20: COMBAT JAZZ / DARREN LIPPER
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 7/21: Sanctuary!
        • Iron Maiden After-Party
        • DJs Mr. VACTION and WOODY
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 7/22: BUNNIE ENGLAND & THE NEW ORIGINALS
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 7/23: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
        • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 7/25: DAVID HAUGHT
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 7/26: YOUR PEST BAND (Japan)
        • SHOCKWAVES / FRIEND
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 7/27: DANY LAJ & THE LOOKS
        • THE SAYLAVEES / THE SHARP SHADOWS
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 7/28: THE STENTS / THE INSOMNIACS / THE ZAMBONIS
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 7/30: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
        • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

            Photo of Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers live at Hank's (photo by Lee Greenfeld)

            One Last Drag


            WOODHEADMISCHIEF NIGHT
            MARLA MASE & THE TRUE GROOVE ALL STARS

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

            Punky Reggae Party!


            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 June edition features special guest DJs Sh!thead (As$troland/Miscegenator) and Spag (Two Man Advantage), along with your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System). The three old friends will be spinning strictly top-ranking reggae and punk-rock sounds until the wee small hours.

            Friday, June 30th at Banter
            132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
            Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

            Digging For Gold

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            Buy vinyl, books, toys, comics, photography, taxidermy, clothing, CDs, VHS, DVDs, etc.; eat great Thai food, and drink all day long!

            Scorching DJ sets by Mr. Lee, Ursa Major,
            Melody Lee, Ryannatur, and Mark Yoshitomi

            Saturday, June 24th at Sage
            299 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn U.S.A.
            Noon - 6PM. No cover.

            Just Head


            CASH REGISTERS • TV TRAMPS
            SUBTASTICS • CALDOR KIDS

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

            Solid Gold Easy Action

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            HEAP • THE THIGH-HIGHS
            DAN MONTGOMERY BAND • CLINICAL TRIALS

            Saturday, June 17th at Hank's Saloon
            46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
            Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

            Oh What A Day


            THE CHALLENGED
            YOUNG LADIES • LAMPLIGHTERS

            Plus comedy from John Bilancini,
            Brandon Ream, and Courtney Maginnis

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