Photographs From The Shoebox


JOE JACK TALCUM (Dead Milkmen)
THE SPACE MERCHANTS • F. WOODS

Anthony Joseph "Joe" Genaro (aka Joe Jack Talcum) is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist for the punk-rock group The Dead Milkmen. Currently residing in Philadelphia, Genaro has performed with a number of punk and indie-rock groups, most recently including The Low Budgets, and is also a solo artist. He is of Italian heritage

Wednesday, May 17th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Another Stone Get-Off


MIGHTY HIGH
THE FAST PLANTS

The Mighty High are Brooklyn's #1 regressive-rock act... No ballads. No keyboards. No acoustic guitars! 100% stone get-off guaranteed!

Friday, May 12th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBD. 21+ with ID.

Perfect Day



THE BRITEMORES
THE PURPLE KNIF • WIRE TROOP

A supergroup nearly 30 years in the making, The Britemores is a collaborative effort featuring long-time Detroit musical allies Johnny Chan (New Dynasty 6/Split Signals), Jeff Meier (Detroit Cobras/ Compulsive Gamblers/Rocket 455/Nathaniel Mayer/Gino Washington), Jerry Barterian (Onset/Hysteric Narcotics) and Will Lorenz (aka "the kid"). Comprised of myriad styles and influences, The Britemores’ music gives a thoughtful, greasy nod to Detroit garage/punk legends through memorable guitar hooks while cleansing their audience’s musical palate with soft-spoken, heartfelt ballads that even their mothers (wouldn't) approve of. The Britemores’ debut album is out soon on Jett Plastic Recordings.

Thursday, May 4th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBD. 21+ with ID.

Jerk, Shake, And Vibrate!


THE MIGHTY FINE

Saturday, April 22nd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBD. 21+ with ID.

Americana Highways



EEPHUS BAND
TURNPIKE • ZIGGERNAUTS

The Eephus Band welcomes Hank Williams into the 21st century. They play Americana, country, blues and whatever else fits.

Thursday, April 20th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Alive And Kicking


DANY LAJ & THE LOOKS
THE ABOVEQUITTY & THE DON'TS

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 & The Looks an unstoppable force just waiting to win your heart.

Saturday, April 15th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Positively 116th Street


Modern Needs is a 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 April edition (held a week early this month) features special guest DJ BEN DIESEL (The Brought Low). Ben 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, April 14th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

Brownie Wowie


This month's Devour Hour features Zach Sims (MTV), Dan Perlman (SiriusXM), Madonna Refugia (Reductress), and Alex English (New York Comedy Festival), plus hosts Julia Shiplett, Drew Anderson, Kale Bogdanovs and Frank Nelson. Food of the month: brownies!

Wednesday, April 12th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Heathens


THE CARVELS
THE LIVE ONES • CURTIS SUBURBAN
THE BATTERY ELECTRIC

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

Photograph by Alan Rand

Boys Night Out


DJs Mr. Lee (GIS Sound System) and Jonny Quest (Legio SPQR) will be spinning top-flight sounds at this totally stacked show. Prep your liver, shine up those dancing shoes, and prepare to stick around as they keep the party going until the wee small hours!

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

Ain't No Fools



REIGN OF ZAIUS • CLAMFIGHT
LEEDS POINT • GROWLER

Saturday, April 1st at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

Under Fire


COMBAT JAZZ
GODDESS

Led by sax player John McQueeney, a longtime world music and reggae music business vet, Brooklyn based combo Combat Jazz investigates the nexus between world music, garage-rock and modal jazz, with an emphasis on improvisation.

Thursday, March 30th Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

Punk Island Vs Porch Stomp



CASTLE BLACK • BEARS OF ALASKA • FORT VINE
BAD FACES • COLLIN COUVILLION • INROD

Punk Island (P.I.) is led by a collective of artists, curators, musicians, and educators whose goal is to bring the vitality, diversity, and intensity of the NYC punk scene into the light of day. We are a community of punks who love music, musicians and the fans, friends, and family that participate throughout the year to keep our culture true to the lives we want to live. We aim to support a philosophy of creativity, rebellion and work to feed those who are hungry for a world where passion is valued over profit. We promote a counter-culture through our collective, art, music, writing and events. Punk Island's efforts culminate annually as a free, all age's music festival on Governors Island, as a not for profit organization we are funded by Make Music New York, the collective and the community

Porch Stomp is a folk celebration unlike any other.  Set on the beautiful greenery of Governors Island, Porch Stomp invites over 60 bands, artists, or performing arts organizations to utilize the historic porches of Nolan Park as a pulpit for performance and education, highlighting artistry ranging from traditional folk to old-time, blues, roots, bluegrass and americana.  Now in its fourth year, Porch Stomp offers more unique performance and educational opportunities than ever before with increased performance locations, workshops, food and drink vending, there are a million ways to get involved with Porch Stomp as a performer, student or viewer.  This year there's no better way to spend a Saturday in June!

Thursday, March 23rd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), 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.

Vive La Révolution!


LES SANS CULOTTES
THE POXYLIFTS • BUNNY X

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!"

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

A Day Without a Woman


This month's Devour Hour features an all female comic line-up: Sonia Denis (Comedy Central), Mitra Jouhari (Full Frontal), Sydnee Washington (The UnOfficial Expert Podcast), Marcia Belsky (Free the Mind), and Noa Osheroff, hosted by Julia Shiplett, Drew Anderson, and Frank Nelson. Food of the month: empanadas! After-party with special guest DJ Anna Anabolic! 

Wednesday, March 8th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No 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.

March Action!



  • 3/1: Memorial For Joey Zero
  • with many bands and special guests
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 3/2: ROBBER CRABS / IKE FONSECA
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 3/3: NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC
  • DAWN DRAK & ZAPOTE / ELIANE AMHERD BAND
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 3/4: THE WILD ZEROS (France)
  • QUITTY & THE DON'TS / LIGHT BULB ALLEY
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 3/5: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

3/8: A Day Without Women
Featuring an all-female DEVOUR COMEDY HOUR
followed by DJ ANNA ANABOLIC on the wheels of steel
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 3/9: TIMI KENDIX / FAMOUS GENIUSES
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 3/10: LES SANS CULOTTES
  • THE POXYLIFTS / BUNNY X
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 3/11: Brooklyn Guitar School Showcase
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 3/12: 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.

      • 3/14: THE MALLET BROTHERS / THE CREVULATORS
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 3/16: EMPIRE OF LIGHT / JACK GRACE
      • MARK MCKAY's KRUEL KARMA
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 3/17: Karaoke with Dick & Perry
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 3/18: THE ROCKSTEADY 7
      • DJ URSA MAJOR (Legio SPQR)
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 3/19: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
      • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
      • (After-party with DAVID HAUGHT, 4pm - 6pm)
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 3/19: Jazz At Hank's with WILD TONIC
        Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 3/23: Punk Island Benefit Show
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 3/24: WIDE RIGHT / HICK'RY HAWKINS
        • THE MORGANS / THE HARDCORE JOLLIES
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 3/25: BAND OF CHANGES
        • FAMILY FUN / LAND BAND / DINNER
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A. 

      • 3/26: Honkeytonk Brunch (noon - 4pm)
      • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 3/30: COMBAT JAZZ / GODDESS
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Photo of The Millwinders live at Hank's (photo by John Brien)