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.

Free Man Free



THE ROCKSTEADY 7
Celebrate Larry McDonald
Plus: DJ 100dBs on the wheels of steel

Yup, it's hard to believe, but Rocksteady 7's own Larry McDonald will be turning 80 this June! Larry has had a long and varied career so far with early gigs with Lennie Hibbert, then Carlos Malcolm's Afro Jamaicans, playing on a slew of classic reggae tracks in late '60s and early '70s, playing with Boris Gardiner Happening, then moving to the states and playing with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, and most recently, Lee Scratch Perry. He has played percussion on literally thousands of tracks at this point! Larry is a founding member of the Rocksteady 7 and has been at the core of its sound. This will be a special concert for his birthday; expect special guest musician appearances and renditions of some classic tracks Larry has played on over the years!

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 (The Slackers) 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.

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.

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

Ultimate Opening


THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC
SEAN T. HANRATTY & THE MIGHTY MIGHTY
THE NEVERMIND ORCHESTRA

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

Last Night I Was A Virgin


RUBY RAE
ROOKIN • GLASS MANNEQUINS 

"The throwback honkytonk tunes of Ruby Rae [are] darker than your usual singer-songwriter fare, with noir-ish and Southern gothic influenced lyrics." –Washington Post

Ruby Rae’s debut release title Double Feature could easily be mistaken for a night at the local drive-in when rock'n'roll still flirted with its honky-tonk roots. Her songs "It Came from the Swamp" and "Invisible Man" showcase country inflected instrumentation paired with heartfelt and sinister stories of guns, love, and loneliness. Backed by a full band on her second EP The Outskirts, Ruby Rae's explores the outsider element of a small American town.

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

Honkytonk Hangover!


Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers every Sunday at Hank's Saloon! It all goes down on the early side, playin' brunch from noon-4pm, and with a little help from our friends at Mi Familia there will be delicious Mexican food for sale, along with Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and the usual beer and booze at the bar!

Every Sunday at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 12PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

June Action!


  • 6/1: RUBY RAE / ROOKIN / GLASS MANNEQUINS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/2: UM (ex-Alice Donut)
  • MJ12 / FETZIG / PANTS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 6/3: THE OFFENDERZ
  • REWD ONEZ / LOVE CONQUERS ALL
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

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

    • 6/7: DAVID HAUGHT
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/8: THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC
    • SEAN T. HANRATTY & THE MIGHTY MIGHTY
    • THE NEVERMIND ORCHESTRA
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/9: THE MANIMALS / THE SHIPWRECKS
    • MATT & THE NEAT / STREEPTHROAT
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/10: THE ROCKSTEADY 7
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/11: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
    • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
    • (After-party with 3 GENTLEMEN, 4pm - 6pm)
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/14: DAVID HAUGHT
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/15: THE FAMOUS GENIUSES / TIMI KENDRIX
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/16: THE CHALLENGED
    • YOUNG LADIES / LAMPLIGHTERS
    • Plus: comedy sets from John Balancini,
    • Brandaon Ream, and Courtney Maginnis
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/17:  HEAP / THIGH-HIGHS / CLINICAL TRIALS
    • THE DAN MONTGOMERY BAND
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/18: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
    • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
    • (After-party with THE CREVULATORS, 4pm - 6pm)
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/18: WILD TONIC (8pm)
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/21: DAVID HAUGHT
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/22: THE JACK GRACE BAND
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/23: A DEVIL'S BROADCAST
    • LEAGUE OF PITY / DINNER
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/24: CASH REGISTERS / TV TRAMPS
    • THE CALDOR KIDS / SUBTASTICS
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/25: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
    • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
    • (After-party with AMY CARSTENSEN, 4pm - 6pm)
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/25: SEVENTH AVENUE SOUND SYSTEM (8pm)
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/28: DAVID HAUGHT
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/30: Modern Needs (punky reggae party)
    • with DJs MR. LEE, SH!THEAD, and SPAG
    • Banter, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 6/30: WOODHEAD / OTRO LADO
    • MARLA MASE & THE TRUE GROOVE ALL STARS
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        Photo of The Bellrays  live at Hank's (photo by Lcappi)