The Piggies are honored to be playing with The Hideaways. It's reasonable for you to ask, "Who are The Hideaways?," as they almost never play in the city (in fact, they rarely play on their stomping grounds on Long Island) and have very little web presence. So let us tell you: The Hideaways are the greatest bar band in the land, as anyone who attended either of the last two Christmas parties at the Great Jones Cafe can attest. They played for three hours without a break, leaving everyone's jaws on the beer-soaked floor. Their set list includes some of your favorites: "21 Days in Jail," "Hot Tamale Baby," "One Mint Julep," and warhorses like "Shakin' All Over" and "Money" ... We can't stress enough how great these guys are, and what a rare treat it is to get to see them, in NYC, or anywhere for that matter. The Piggies will warm the place up. The show starts after the fireworks (back on the East River this year!) are over and people have had time to stagger over to Hank's. Likely around 10PM.
"Masters Of The Obvious' (aka M.O.T.O.) sound is that of one would be a 100% appropriate heard searing over an AM station on a weather beaten drive-in theater speaker some place in the midwest that time forgot. A time when Kiss, The Four Tops, Sweet, Olivia Newton-John, Black Sabbath, Lou Rawls and Boston could be packed tightly next to each other across the tinny mono frequency. A couple of acres of customized vans, big block engines and paneled station wagons with teens inside clutching such bottles as Richard's Irish Rose or Sloe Gin and Mountain Dew inside. The humid summer air is snarled with the scent of snack bar grease and smoldering homegrown. The projectionist for 25 summers had seem films about surfing student council members, sadistic bikers, reckless auto thieves, cheerleaders possessed by the devil and magic Volkswagon's come an go. But the station they played through the speakers before the previews started at dusk always stayed the same. In his twenty sixth summer the Flavo shrimp rolls and the cheap whiskey finally caught up to him and stopped his heart. The guy that took his place declared that AM radio was for squares and little kids and started piping the Ramones through the speakers. All hell broke loose and M.O.T.O. is what was left standing in the ruins." -Smashing Transistors
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 in scenic Brooklyn U.S.A. The June edition features special guest DJ CHRIS POWERS and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ MR. LEE (Going In Style Sound System) spinning scorching, strictly vinyl sounds until the wee small hours.
Dead Flowers got its start as a celebrated music-centered online platform for its writers' passions and obsessions. It was a place to read about the classics reconsidered, the obscure brought into the spotlight, the lost re-found, and the so-called "marginal" made to matter... Those elements animate Dead Flowers Productions, an enterprise devoted to managing, booking, and promoting bands and projects that ignite those same passions.