Precious Memories

The Brooklyn County All-Stars, featuring Sean Kershaw and very special guests, perform two sets in celebration of The Man In Black. Plus: WFMU's Honky Tonk Radio Girl spins classic country 45s throughout the evening!

Saturday, March 2nd at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (between East 2nd & 3rd streets), NYC
Doors at 6:30pm. $20 in advance. 21+ with ID.

If You Wanna Dance With Me


THE SAVAGE YOUNG BEATLES
THE HIGH STRIDE and DJ MR. LEE

Liverpool, UK's Savage Young Beatles recreate the raw, rough, wise-cracking, hard-rocking shows the Pre-Fab Four were infamous for performing at the height of their amphetamine fueled Hamburg, DE and Liverpool, UK residencies. Imagine the Kaisers meet the Ramones in a head on collision!

Born under a bar in the heart of Brooklyn, The High Stride fuse the soulful sounds of the '60s and '70s with hard-hitting guitars and a driving bass that cultivates a sound that is best described as no bullshit maximum rock'n'soul.

Plus: DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) spinning strictly top-flight, ass-shakin' '60s rock'n'soul 45s.


Saturday, February 10th at Berlin Under A
25 Avenue A (entrance on 2nd Street under 2A bar), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $15 in advance. 21+ with ID.

Pleasures Unknowable


MY FAVORITE
VEDA RAYS and MONOGRAMS

New York cult indie pop artists My Favorite returned in 2022 with Tender Is the Nightshift: Part 1, their first extended play release in nearly 20 years. Full of imperious new wave and plastic soul, the group scavenges the digital debris of the 20th century to fashion a pre-apocalyptic soundtrack for a new millennium’s malaise. Founder and singer/songwriter Michael Grace Jr is joined by long time collaborators Kurt Brondo & Gil Abad along with new members Michael Avishay and Emilyn Brodsky. Together they loot a junk shop full of tragic totems to explore love and loss— remaking/remodeling dim corridors of memory into bright passages forward.

Barely out of their teens in 1994 when their debut single “Go Kid Go” was spun by John Peel, My Favorite was formed in the archetypal suburbia of Long Island. Among the strip malls and subdivisions, five kids formed a half-band/half-art project during their freshman year at state college in Stony Brook. Raised on new wave via the legendary WLIR, while encircled by the local hardcore scene, the band tried to merge ‘80s high-concept pop with the DIY energy of punk and indiepop. Two full-length LPs followed in 1999 & 2003, with the latter record The Happiest Days Of Our Lives named best of decade in Pitchfork's P2K guest editors edition. They return now in what Grace calles his 'Xeroxy Music' period — songs full of lush, glitchy ambience like an Orphean glance back at paradises lost.


Saturday, February 3rd at Berlin Under A
25 Avenue A (entrance on 2nd Street under 2A bar), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $10 in advance. 21+ with ID.

Alana Amram And Friends Residency


AFTER THE FALL PRESENTS
ALANA AMRAM AND FRIENDS

After The Fall Records Presents: Alana Amram and Friends. In celebration of her new Movies EP, Alana has curated a weekly series of performances; this January residency focuses on traditional and contemporary revues of song and cinema with Patton McGee (The Nude Party), Howlin’ Hurd (Daddy Long Legs), ZzzWalk, Amanda Khiri, Jeff Clarke (Black Lips/Demon Claw), Jairito Y La Onda, Bobbie Love Song, Dropper, Josephine, SUO, and the Adam Amram Family Band, witg films by Hannah Fallon & Scott Walker. 

Tickets on sale now:

January Tuesdays at Berlin Under A
25 Avenue A (entrance on 2nd Street under 2A bar), NYC
Doors at 7pm. All shows $15 in advance. 21+ with ID.

Kleztronica: One Year Anniversary Party


Kleztronica is a radical Jewish-electronica performance and rave space. Over the past year, we've brought thousands of Jews and non-Jews from across New York City together to dance and celebrate. We bring together archival recordings, Yiddish dance, drag, and, of course, our wonderful queer and multifaceted community. Come celebrate our one-year anniversary, featuring drag sensation Sir Cum Sized, Jewish burlesque artist Brenda Roses, electro-trumpeter Frank London, DJ Shney, DJ Diva Nigun, sampling artist Chaia, and brass band menace Tusl & The Muscle. See you on the dance floor!

This show is sponsored by Borscht Beat Records, and presented as the official afterparty for the Yiddish New York Festival.

Saturday, December 28th at Berlin Under A
25 Avenue A (entrance on 2nd Street under 2A bar), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $20 in advance. 21+ with ID.

A Very Honky Tonk Holiday


Thursday, December 21st at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (between East 2nd & 3rd streets), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $10 in advance. 21+ with ID.

It's Only Right And Natural


"One of the more remarkable acts to emerge from the indie-rock scene of the 1980s and '90s, The Frogs were a group with something to attract and offend nearly everyone -- they were canny songwriters who could write and perform melodically satisfying tunes in a variety of styles, but they enjoying marrying them to lyrics that were usually absurd and frequently offensive, drawing eccentric humor from issues of race, sex, contemporary culture, and the music business. While the larger mainstream audience never embraced them, for a band so eager to polarize they managed to be exposed to far more listeners than one might have expected, largely because their fan following included a handful of important alt-rock tastemakers, including Kurt Cobain." -Mark Deming, AllMusic Guide

Saturday, December 9th at Berlin Under A
25 Avenue A (entrance on 2nd Street under 2A bar), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $20 in advance. 21+ with ID.

Jump This Jive


The tried and true band The Figgs,  has a worldwide fan base, a hearty discography, and celebrates more than 25 years together. Members (Mike Gent, Pete Donnelly and Pete Hayes) have been playing since the trio was in high school in Saratoga Springs, NY.

The Figgs' tunes are stuffed with Kinks-inspired power and melodies, vibrant harmonies and sonic experimentation a la The Beatles and the The Band, the reach of NRBQ’s eclecticism, and a grit and youthfulness akin to the best rock bands from The Who to the Ramones. There’s no question the Figgs are one of America’s most enduring rock'n'roll bands. Their catalog is a testament to their sheer love of music, as well as their drive, energy and power as one of America’s greatest rock bands of the past 25 years.


Thursday, December 9th at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (between East 2nd & 3rd streets), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $10 in advance. 21+ with ID.

Punk Avenue Revisited

The recently departed Philippe Marcade was a true NYC rock 'n'roll legend, and a hell of a nice guy, so it's apt to see so many joining together to pay him tribute.

Thursday, November 30th at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (between East 2nd & 3rd streets), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $15 in advance. 21+ with ID.

Glamdammit!


19 years of Glamdammit!

Wednesday, November 22nd at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (between East 2nd & 3rd streets), NYC
Doors at 8pm. $10 in advance. 21+ with ID.

Consumed

For the Guttersnipes, Glamourpusses, Gigolos, Giantesses and Gimps... Remember when Downtown was a concept, not a real estate pitch? When there were no boundaries, no matter what you did for a living, who you fucked, where you were born, how famous you were, what the color of your skin was? Welcome home, baby!

A sultry, succulent, surreptitious evening for it-girls, boys and thems of the past, present and future, cultural sugar daddies and mommies and the hangers-on who love them, the talented, beautiful ones, the not-so-talented, but beautiful ones and the spectacularly mediocre. We’ll find a place for you, no matter who you are.

Indulge in the bizarre but transcendent variety show. We promise some serious ringers, from the nubile to the notorious, including Penny Arcade, Seth Herzog, Rob Paravonian, Jimmy Raskin, Anna Copacabanna, Heather Litteer, Tony Torn and Lee Ann Brown, Sara MacDonnell and Jann Klose. To be followed by an unhinged dance party where all preconceptions and hang-ups must, and will, be left at the door, and all desires must, and will, be indulged.

Twig the Wonderkid (Glamdammit) spinning prickly, gritty paeans to desire and debauchery  on the ones and twos — punky, funky, from shimmering anthems to corrosive dirges—foxy, fierce, globetrotting dominatrix and Mistress of the Animals Holly DeRito, fashion victim/visionary and uncontainable multi-hyphenate Michael Wiener and elusive rock and roll siren Erin Sullivan co-hosting, and various legendary guests waiting in the wings to dazzle you, and tease out dreams you never knew you had.

Monday, November 20th at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (between East 2nd & 3rd streets), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $10 in advance. * 21+ with ID.

* Proceeds benefit Waggytailrescue.org

I'll Be Here For You

 
A seriously boss night of rock-action on Avenue A with Norway's Cocktail Slippers, our old friend Palmyra with The Doppel Gang, and the mega-talented Amanda Cross.

Saturday, November 18th at Heaven Can Wait
169 Avenue A (between East 10th and 11th streets), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $15 in advance. 21+ with ID.

Running Down The Back Streets


'Zine release party witth DJ Pickabar on the wheels of steel.

Thursday, November 9th at 96 Tears
110 Avenue A (between East 6th & 7th streets), NYC
Doors at 6pm. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Dead Flowers In Bloom Once Again

Dead Flowers is excited to announce that we have joined the team booking shows and events at Berlin, The Bowery Electric and Heaven Can Wait. We are truly looking forward to putting on loads of boss shows as well as DJ parties and other happenings.

Get in touch here.

Something I Learned Today

Dead Flowers Productions proudly presents Something I Learned Today: An All-Star Tribute To Hüsker Dü to benefit New York Cares.

The singers: Mick Collins (The Dirtbombs), Erica Stolz (Sanhedrin), Joey Plunkett (Country Westerns), Anthony Roman (Radio 4), Eric Davidson (New Bomb Turks), Kevin Egan (Beyond), Sohrab Habibion (Obits/Savak), Michael Jaworski (Savak), Leah Beth Fishman (PMS & The Mood Swings/Habibi), Jason Byers (Disengage), Zach Lipez (Publicist UK), Zohra Atash (Azar Swan), and Vinny Carriero (Action Park). The band: Jeff Kaplan (Two Man Advantage/Too Many Voices), Aaron Pagdon (Two Man Advantage/Action Park) and Benjamin Howard Smith (The Brought Low/Sweet Diesel).

Plus: Brooklyn's own Moral Panic and DJ TomDash (WFMU).


Advance tickets on sale here (fees included)


Saturday, December 10th at Union Pool
484 Union Avenue, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 7pm. 21+ with ID.

Poster by Morning Breath

Something To Explain

Mr. Lee (and The Stranger) will be spinning 45s at the record release show for Brooklyn maximum rock'n'soul band The High Stride.

Saturday, October 15th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
7PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Get Out In The Light



Mr. Lee is the guest DJ at this Saturday’s The Kids Are Alright party, a monthly all-ages daytime shindig at the great TV Eye in Ridgewood.

This month’s event is a fundraiser in support of the PS68 music program; donations collected during the party will help with the effort to bring music education to the students at the school. 

Saturday, August 6th at TV Eye
 1647 Weirfield Street, Ridgewood, NY
3PM. No cover, (donations accepted). All-ages.

Jump for Joy!


After a long hiatus, Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System/Modern Needs) returns to the wheels of steel for a daytime set of strictly reggae'n'soul at Banter, located in scenic Brooklyn U.S.A.

The event is to celebrate a very cool kid's graduation, but is open to one and all so come on out and make the scene

Saturday, June 18th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 2pm. No cover!

The Fix It!


"My father wanted a celebration of his life and legacy. No depressing funeral dirges for him, no way! Only positivity, love, music and dancing. This is our chance to give him the fiesta he dreamed of, to send him back out into the universe with style! Adios Papa, we will all see you on the Heaviside where all the cool cats go. Viva La Raza!" -Aram Delgado

Dead Flowers Productions and Know Your Product present The Fix It!, a dance party celebration of the life of Emilio "Luis" Delgado and a fundraiser for The Bayard Rustin Center For Social Justice.

Two sets of live soul from The Freddy DeBoe Band (The Dap Kings, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, James Hunter), plus DJ action from Mr. Fine Wine (Downtown Soulville/WFMU), One Mint Julep (WFMU), and Mikey Post (Daptone Recors, The Jay Vons, Reigning Sound).


Saturday, April 23rd at TV Eye
 1647 Weirfield Street, Ridgewood, NY
8PM. $10* (advance tickets available here). 21+ with ID.

* All proceeds go to The Bayard Rustin Center For Social Justice

These Sounds Lead The Way

High quality shirt from the esteemed Brooklyn DJ sound system, with styling original artwork by Adam Suerte (Urban Folk Art Studios). This is a limited-edition, pre-order sale running for one week and ending on February 27th. Shirts will ship 1-2 weeks after the sale ends.

Dead Flowers In Bloom!


Today we opened the Dead Flowers Productions' online store with the launch of a new clothing line from city archivists, Brooklyneeze. The shop will also sell new and used vinyl, CDs, periodicals, and other merchandise (music related and otherwise). Check it out here.

Dreams To Remember

Seeing our work in the "industry of human happiness" has hit a unfortunate long pause (end?) due to the pandemic and shutdown of venues, we decided to start uploading photos from past events we booked and promoted. Check them out at our Facebook page.

Photo: New Bomb Turks live at The Bell House, 2010

The Dark End Of The Street


Due to the pandemic and subsequent shutdown of music venues, Dead Flowers has unfortunately ground to a halt. It hurts us deeply to not do what we love, which is to produce live music events in New York City. We've been trying to hustle ways to be creative, and as such we are thrilled to announce that The Dark End Of The Street coffee, Mr. Lee of Dead Flowers Productions' collaboration with Oak & Crow Coffee Co. is now available! Without hyperbole, we can assure you that the coffee is delicious; and your purchase also helps support two small businesses during these very trying times.

Things Are Going To Get Better


We hope all of our friends are holding up well and staying safe. We miss bringing you live music more than we can put into words.

Gonna Get Ya


The High Stride — featuring folks you know from other boss NYC-area bands — play no bullshit, maximum R&B. This is the third show from Dead Flowers' favorite new local band. The Piggies are a bunch of NYC scene veterans who have kicked around in dozens of bands including the Little Killers, the Sea Monkeys, Wighat, Sato & Jonny, the Haney Brothers, the Poolside Cowboys, Holy Crow, the Underthings, the Dirt Cheap, and more that they don't remember (and neither do you). Posessing an extreme distaste for show-biz hustle and self-promotion, but a non-negotiable need to roll & rock, The Piggies can be found playing out in various NYC-area houses of ill repute on a regular basis, putting pretend rock'n'roll bands half their age to shame, and occasionally opening for touring acts like The Detroit Cobras, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, The A-Bones, Mr. Airplane Man, and so forth. The "Francophonique Tsunami" "Those Frilly Parisian Underthings" and "Seven-headed beast from the hard-scrabble streets of Menilmontant," 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 Gainsbourg, NY Dolls, Blondie, the Shirelles, and the Kinks. 

Saturday, May 2nd at The Gutter
200 North 14th Street, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. 21+ with ID. *

* canceled due to the NYC shutdown.

Friday Freakout!


Friday, April 10th at The Gutter
200 North 14th Street, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID. *

* canceled due to the NYC shutdown.

You Must Believe Me


Modern Needs is a listening and dance party with special guest DJs and monthly musical themes, held at Banter bar, located in scenic Brooklyn U.S.A. The March edition features Modern Needs host and boss DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) and special guest Terry Dactyl (Wax On Tap) spinning top-ranking soulful sounds until the wee small hours!

Friday, March 20th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10:30PM. No cover! *

* Canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent NYC shutdown.