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