Boys Night Out



SUEDE RAZORS
45 ADAPTERSDUFFY'S CUTLEGION 76
GUNS DON'T RUN • LOS PERROS
DJs MR. LEE and JONNY QUEST

Saturday, April 1st at Don Pedro
90 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Freedom Sounds



THE ROCKSTEADY 7
Pay tribute to Tommy McCook
Plus: DJ Ursa Major (Legio SPQR)

Hot on the heels of the recent Roland Alphonso tribute night, The Rocksteady 7 return to Hank's for a tribute to the legendary Tommy McCook, a giant of Jamaican jazz. Tommy is most famous for his time with the Skatalites and is one of the inventors of the ska style. He also played with his group the Supersonics at the end of the ska-era through rocksteady and into reggae,  He also played on some crucial Aggrovators tracks in the mid 1970s... Let's just say the man had a a long and varied career! The band will play two sets of Tommy's music; a variety of his tunes that personally effected bandleader Dave Hillyard. You will hear songs both familiar and rare!

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 (of Slackers fame) as well as percussionist Larry McDonald (Afro Jamaicans, Bob Marley, Taj Mahal, Gil-Scott Heron). 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 18th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Homesick



WILD ZEROS (France)
QUITTY & THE DON'TS • LIGHTBULB ALLEY

Saturday, March 4th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

If Ever I Cease to Love


WFMU's Nate K. returns to Hank's on Mardi Gras night, joined by NOLA music aficionado Matt Fiveash. Expect a night of I-10 sounds: swamp-pop, zydeco, cajun, and, naturally, all your NOLA faves. 

Tuesday, February 28th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Hungry And Dirty



SKUM CITYWORLD WAR IX
BEER DRINKING FOOLSBUT, PYRATE
JOEY STEELE & THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTERS

Saturday, February 25th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

A Love Like Yours



TATTERS & RAGSTHE RAMBLIN' KIND
THE ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN BAND

An Americana event for America's future, with all proceeds going to CREW (Citizens For Responsibility & Ethics In Washington).

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

'Photograph by Lee Greenfeld © 2017

Seconds Of Pleasure


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 February edition features special guest DJ LEAH BETH (PMS & The Mood Swings). Leah and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, MR. LEE (Going In Style Sound System) will be spinning top-flight sounds until the wee small hours!

Friday, February 17th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

In Fuzz We Trust



BADASS MOTHER FUZZERS (France)
THE PIGGIES • PARTY LIGHTSTHIGH HIGHS

The Badass MotherFuzzers are a garage band from Toulouse, France. The band was founded by three members of Los Jamones (Ramones tribute act who played the US in 2013 and 2015) and The B-Sides. They have in common their love of rock'n'roll, garage-rock, punk-rock, The Ramones, The Sonics, Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, The Jim Jones Revue and Lords of Altamont. The band played their first show in New York City in April 2015 and recorded their first 4-track EP, Gotta Stop in 2015, and are in the process of recording their first LP.

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

Shade Tree



YEAR OF DRAGON
LEAGUE OF PITY

Friday, February 10th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

Hanksy Panksy!


Every week since 1996,  DJ Mr. Fine Wine has been spinning soul — and R&B, blues, funk, gospel, instrumental, and uncategorizable — 45s at Botanica on Houston Street, as well hosting the incredible Downtown Soulville show on WFMU. Tonight we are very proud to bring him over the bridge for a night of sweet soul music.

Thursday, February 9th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Let Them Eat...


This month's Devour Hour features Chris Calogero (Not Quite Midnight), May Wilkerson (Someecards), Rufat Agayev (WhoDis?), Melissa Stokoski (SiriusXM), Julia Shiplett (Brooklyn Comedy Fest), Frank Nelson (Fingerlakes Comedy Fest), and Kale Bogdanovs (Melbourne Comedy Fest). Food of the month: cupcakes!

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

Self Conscious Over You


For your inebriation, titillation, edification, emancipation, and ultimate enjoyment it's Tangled Up In Glue with DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System​) spinning razor-sharp punk-rock sounds!

Thursday, February 2nd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

When Blackness Was A Virtue



ETERNAL BLACKSAINT BASTARD
MATTE BLACKFALSE GODS

Friday, February 3rd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

February Action!




  • 2/2: Tangled Up In Glue
  • with DJ MR. LEE (G.I.S. Sound System)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

2/3: ETERNAL BLACK / FALSE GODS
MATTE BLACK / SAINT BASTARD
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

2/4: THE COMBS / LIFECOACH
THE SUBTEXTS / CELL 63
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/5: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
  • (After-party with MIKE COBB & THE CREVULATORS, 4pm - 6pm)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

2/8: Devour Comedy Hour
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/9: Hanksie-Panksie!
  • with DJ MR. FINE WINE (WFMU)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 2/10: YEAR OF DRAGON / LEAGUE OF PITY
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A

    2/11: BADASS MOTHER FUZZERS (France)
    THE PIGGIES / PARTY LIGHTS  / THIGH-HIGHS
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.


      • 2/12: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
      • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
      • (After-party with PHIL GAMMAGE QUARTET, 4pm - 6pm)
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/12: Jazz At Hank's with WILD TONIC
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/16: THE FUZZY UNDERBELLY / FULL TIME PART TIME
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 2/17: Modern Needs
        with DJs MR. LEE and LEAH BETH
        Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/17: Benefit for Citizens For Responsibility & Ethics In Washington
      THE RAMBLING KIND / TATTERS & RAGS
      THE ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN BAND
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.


      2/18: HELL OR HIGH WATER / THE JACK GRACE BAND
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 2/19: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
      • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
      • (After-party with THE BOOTLEGGERS, 4pm - 6pm)
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/19: CRIME WAVE / LIVE GIRLS / THE JACKED BENNIES
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/23: MY FIRST DAY / ALL MY FRIENDS
      SEAN O'SHEA / CLAIRE ELISE WATSON
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/24: EXCLUSIVE CONTENT / ANACORTES
      LA HUERTE / THE FUNK MACHINE
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      2/25: SKUM CITY / WORLD WAR IX / BEER DRINKING FOOLS
      BUT, PYRATE / JOEY STEELE & THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTERS
      Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 2/26: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
      • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
      • (After-party with BUCKY HAYES, 4pm - 6pm)
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 2/28: Mardi Gras!
      • with DJ NATE K. (WFMU)
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

Photo of Lizzie Edwards with The New Jack Ramblers live at Hank's by Jessie Kilguss © 2016

Love Is Stronger






David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 pay tribute to Roland Alphonso
Hank's Saloon, Friday January 27th, 2017

Photography by Miki Marcinkiewicz © 2017

No Sleep For You



RUNNY
RISK/REWARD • LITTLE BOMBS

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

Brighter Shade of Roots



THE ROCKSTEADY 7
Play the Roland Alphonso songbook
Plus: DJ 100dBs on the wheels of steel

Saxophonist Roland Alphonso was one of the major figures of early ska and reggae on several fronts: his recordings as a soloist and bandleader, his work as a member of the Skatalites, his prolific log of session appearances on 1960s Jamaican recordings, and his role as arranger for Studio One. (The Skatalites backed everyone from Jimmy Cliff, Ken Boothe and Toots and the Maytals, to Lee Perry, Marcia Griffiths and Bob Marley and the Wailers.) Although his roots were in the jazz he played as a teenager and young man, he adapted to the emerging Jamaican popular music so well that he became one of its defining innovators. Certainly he was one of reggae's most accomplished instrumentalists — Alphonso's tone was in a league with American jazzmen and R&B players. His versatility allowed for a wide scope of recorded material, from up-tempo ska novelties and ballads that showed his skill at jazz improvisation to numbers with an R&B/soul base. Alphonso died in 1998 when a blood vessel burst in his neck just after he had completed a solo while playing live with the reformed Skatalites.

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 (of Slackers fame) as well as percussionist Larry McDonald (Afro Jamaicans, Bob Marley, Taj Mahal, Gil-Scott Heron). 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.

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

Rock'N'Roll Reunion


THE WHORES • A DEVIL'S BROADCAST

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

React/Resist


Official after-party for Handbills Of Subversion art-show at the MF Gallery. Come enjoy some great music from some of New York City's finest underground artists and DJs all for a great cause!

Friday, January 20th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 suggested donation. 21+ with ID.

Can You Feel The Beat?


Break out yer tracksuits and let the music play all night long... It's the first ever Drakkar Knights party with DJs Melly Sustanon and Angry Eddie on the wheels of steel!

Friday, January 20th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!