Commie Blues


ROUND EYE
M.O.T.O.80lb PUGBORTS MINORTS

Round Eye, the experimental freak-punk outfit have accrued quite a loud and controversial name for themselves since forming in 2012. The Shanghai based group have shown no mercy nor fatigue in sound development or work ethic and have as of late been a crucial force in bridging a wide gap between the eastern and western hemispheres of punk-rock. Along with blazing a gnarly trail all over the globe (USA, Mexico, S. Korea, Japan) they’ve toured the mainland of China a number of times and have played host to visiting western groups and some legends as well.

They’ve shared stages with western groups such as D.O.A., The FUs, Paul Collins Beat, M.O.T.O., Ceremony, and Iceage, eastern groups such as P.K.14,SMZB and Misandao and have been banned from performing on the mainland by the Ministry of Culture during a tour with UK punk legends The Boys (as a result the tour was forced to literally go underground where they held the secret gigs in bomb shelters around the country). The ban lasted only the duration of the tour and was assigned due to "crowd control issues" following the tragic Shanghai band stampede, a controversial tour poster, and reports of Round Eye’s lewd stage antics.

They’ve won the "Best Local Band" title from Shanghai’s City Weekend magazine two years in a row. They’ve released two music videos (one starring famed Chinese actress Wang Lin) and honed their unconventional blend of '50s r&b and punk with a critically acclaimed EP Full Circle on Ripping/Genjing Records which featured Greg Ginn (Black Flag), and have drawn comparisons to the Stooges, Dr. Feelgood, and The Fall. Currently, they are set to drop their eponymous LP in June, which features saxophonist Steve Mackay (The Stooges/Violent Femmes) and R. Stevie Moore.

Saturday, July 28th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

Liberté! Égalité! Fraternité


LES SANS CULOTTES
THE CARVELS • JACQUES LE COQUE

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!"

The Carvels are led by Lynne Von Pang, former front woman of seminal NYC scum-rock blues-punk band Da Willys and the tight, hard-rocking outfit Trick Babys. Lynne's voice is legendary on the lower east side rock scene, and she has shared the stage with legends like Sylvain Sylvain (NY Dolls), Clem Burke (Blondie), Wayne Kramer (MC5) and Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers). Along with Lynne's vocals and rhythm guitar, the sound is filled out by four top-notch seasoned musicians - co-founder Brian Morgan on lead guitar, Steve Pang on drums, Steven Fallon on bass and David Spinley on saxophone.

Saturday, July 14th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

La Maldición Del Timbal



ORQUESTRA EL MACABEO
UNITED STATES OF BOOGALOO
Plus: DJ ANGRY EDDIE

"¡Somos rockeros con guille de salseros!"

Since 2008 this Puerto Rican orchestra has developed its unique take on classic 'Salsa Gorda,' with songs that tell stories that break the mold of contemporary Latin music. They have cultivated an innovative discography starting with 2010's album Salsa Macabra, building up an international fan base through their live performances and recordings.

Wednesday, July 11th at Monty Hall
43 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ
Doors at 7PM. $15 cover. 21+ with ID.

My Friends Are Whores


THE WHORES (record release party)
SWILSON • NO VALENTINEHOT DICE

The Whores (these whores) were birthed in the bars and backrooms of Brooklyn in early 2004. They are the answer to a question nobody asked. They hone their schtick to be purposefully raw, elemental, and available for the right price.

Saturday, May 26th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

Better Get It In Yr Soul


GOD IS MY CO-PILOTUM
A BUNCH OF GIRLSSTU SPASM

Thursday, May 24th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Concrete Jungle

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Roddy Radiation, former lead guitarist of the legendary British ska band The Specials, will be playing Hank's Saloon on May 18th. "I'm very much looking forward to singing and playing my Specials hits," said Roddy from his home in England.

The Specials pioneered the ska revivial craze of the late 1970s by combining the danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude. Roddy wrote many of The Specials’ classics such as "Concrete Jungle," "Hey Little Rich Girl," and "Rat Race," which helped to create the 2Tone sound. Roddy has also played in rockabilly bands since his youth, such as The Tearjerkers and The Bonediggers. Currently, he leads The Skabilly Rebels, a band that forges a new sound by mixing ska rhythms with rockabilly guitars. For this show and tour, Roddy will be backed by Baltimore/DC punky-reggae band The Scotch Bonnets (who will also do their own set).

Friday, May 18th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $12 cover. 21+ with ID.

I Can't Quit You


WORLD WAR IX
BEDPAN FIGHTTHE CUTS
OFFENSIVE THREAT

"How do you feel about vintage American punk? I’m talking about the stuff that is angry and fun at the same time. I’m talking about early Black Flag, Circle Jerks, I’m talking about guitars plugged straight into amps with no effects, lots of gang vocals, beats that just keep on beating. Yeah, me too. Rejoice! World War IX is here for you."

Trash Punk. Get drunk. Do you suffer from TMF, Too Much Fun? Rest assured Brooklyn's World War IX understands your plight, and feels your pain! Their songs are hook-riddled cautionary tales that get your fists pounding and your heart pumping. "Why did I drink so many beers?" "What possessed me to pop that pill?" Quality questions for sure, but really the only thing you're going to want to know is what's their next tune going to be, and when are they going on?!

Friday, May 11th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

Baila Con Mi Bebé

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With three full-length albums, countless singles, compilations and American and Euro tours under their collective belt, Sit N' Spin have been praised by the press and gained fans all over the world, including Tokyo's 5678s and BBC Radio's legendary DJ John Peel (R.I.P.). While comparisons have been made to artists such as The Ramones, The Ronettes and Link Wray, Sit n' Spin do what they did best—made music that combined the best of garage-rock and roots-rock with their own personal brand of wit. The band got its start in New Brunswick, NJ where there was a good venue, a good record store and a college radio station to nurse their nascent rock ideas. Crisply melding a sense of fun with focus, they put forth garage-pop with edge and substance, deftly commingling crunch and melody. 

Saturday, May 5th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Smell The Fear


END OF HOPE • ELEFANTKILLER
EYES OF THE LIVING • BANATH

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

May Action!


  • 5/2: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/3: WHISKEY WRANGLERS / SARAH DURNING
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/4: END OF HOPE (ex-Kraut)
  • EYES OF THE LIVING / ELEFANTKILLER
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/5: SIT N' SPIN / THE BLOODSHOTS
  • DONUT CITY / MALA VISTA
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/6: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with LAURA REBEL ANGEL)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/6: SETH KESS (8pm)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/9: Devour Comedy Hour
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/10: Wrecked'N'Burned (DJ party)
  • DJs TOM DASH, NATE THE K (WFMU), and BENZOIL P.
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/11: WORLD WAR IX / BEDPAN FIGHT
  • THE CUTS / OFFENSIVE THREAT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/12: THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC
  • GREEK JUDAS / THE JAZZ CIGARETTES
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/13: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with LAURA REBEL ANGEL)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 5/13: PATSY HANK LOVE CHILD (8pm)
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/15: SHELLSHAG / NATURE BOYS / PSYCHIC JUNGLE
  • RICHARD MICHAEL HALL / JON DOUDS
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 5/16: DAVID HAUGHT / THE GLASS STATE
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 5/17: THE CHALLENGED / YOKO FOREVER
      • TALK ME OFF / THE SCUTCHES
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 5/18: RODDY RADIATION (The Specials)
        • THE SCOTCH BONETS / DJ MR. LEE
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 5/19: TELECOMMAND
        • WOMAN OF THE NIGHT
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/20: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with LAURA REBEL ANGEL)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/20: WILD TONIC (8pm)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/23: DAVID HAUGHT
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 5/24: GOD IS MY CO-PILOT / UM
    • A BUNCH OF GIRLS / STU SPASM

    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 5/25: Modern Needs
    • DJ MR. LEE and friends
    • Banter, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 5/26: THE WHORES (record release show)
    • SWILSON / NO VALENTINE / HOT DICE
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 5/27: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
      • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
      • (After-party at 6pm with LAURA REBEL ANGEL)
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 5/30: DAVID HAUGHT
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.
  • Photo of UM live at Hank's

Snake Bite Addiction


PEPPER KINGS (record release show)
FAMOUS LOGS IN HISTORY
CRYO-CHILDDARK CARPET

A NYC band featuring Ted (formerly of Imaginary Icons), Hambone, (formerly of The Yams), Nick Irons (formerly unaffiliated) and Rich & Tony (formerly of The Spines).

Friday, April 27th  at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

Cry About It Later


BOURBON EXPRESS (record release show)
THE DIVE BOMBERS • GIRLS ON GRASS
LINDA HILL & THE LUCKY FELLERS

The din of daily life in New York City can have the effect of obscuring hard work so that labors of love seem to appear out of nowhere. For the past year, country band Bourbon Express and producer Eric "Roscoe" Ambel (Steve Earle, Joan Jett) have been recording the band’s debut studio album, Cry About It Later behind the well-insulated walls of Cowboy Technical Services Recording Rig in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Bourbon Express is wife and husband, singer-songwriter Katie Curley and guitarist Brendan Curley, and vocalist Sarah Kinsey. The Daily Country describes their debut studio album as "contemporary yet timeless."

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

I Do Just What I Want


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 April edition features special guest DJ Blurry Murray, who will be spinning top-flight, floor-shakin' sounds until the wee small hours with your Modern Needs host and boss DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System)!

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

All Shook Up


The Tickled Pinks are a swing vocal trio and band that started as a tribute act dedicated to playing Andrews Sisters arrangements true to their original sound. What started out as three bartending canaries on late night romps evolved into a sophisticated evocation of a time almost forgotten. While the ensemble maintains an authentic quality in it's musicality, the young members bring a fresh energy and witty playfulness to the repertoire. The group also performs original arrangements of popular tunes translated to swing.

Thursday, April 19th  at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Feasting On Famine


STEAK
RAMSON PIER

Steak is founding members Erik Lieblein on rhythm guitar/vocals, Jack Grace on lead guitar/vocals, Stu Damm on drums, and occasionally founding member TJ Thomas on bass with Larry Cook and Daniel Garcia also sharing the bass chair. Their first fans developed from the Boulder, Colorado music scene in 1992 which included bands like The Samples, Big Head Todd and The Monsters Leftover Salmon and many others. The band played a "sarcastic latin/funk with everything including the kitchen sink kinda style" (Colorado Daily) and quickly developed a Colorado/West Coast underground group of followers. The word on their 'silly yet clever in a refreshing manner" (SF Weekly) stage show kept spreading and Steak began traveling California with the magical cult band, The Beat Farmers for a stretch. The road continued with a diverse pedigree of bands that included NRBQ, Uncle Tupelo, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Fishbone, The Funky Meters, Leo Nocentelli and Zigaboo Modeliste,  Steak got a tour bus and lived on the road for a few years, relocating to San Francisco and eventually basing themselves from Jack, Erik and Stu's birthplace of New York City. Steak is internationally renowned primarily for it's song, "Big Bear" which is featured in the climax of the Fox Searchlight comedy hit, Super Troopers (along with another Steak track, "Second To The Bottle").

Saturday, April 14th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7:30PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Tears Are Gonna Sting


LATE SLIP
LOVECHILD

One extra cold winter in New York City, Chelsea Nenni (guitar/ vocals) hid in her apartment, wrote a bunch of songs, and decided to move to Los Angeles. Once in LA, she got a job at her fave independent record store, Amoeba Music, and met a musician pal who helped her record the Other Men EP. Other Men got airplay on a couple local radio stations and the band gained traction with live shows all over LA. They even spent a night supporting iconic new wave / post-punk rockers, Missing Persons, at the famed Whisky A Go-Go. Standing on that stage, where both Iggy Pop and Gwen Stefani had once stood, Chelsea knew she was ready to go back to New York City. The winters would be cold, but she’d have Iggy-Gwen stardust to protect her. So, Chelsea moved all her shit back across the country and found a new band within two weeks of being back in town. In their first ever gig together as Late Slip, the band opened for Fred Thomas, James Brown’s bass player in the 1960s. He sprinkled some funky pixie dust on them that night and it’s been magic ever since.

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

Stormy Weather


SABBATHWITCH
HENGESERIAL OBSESSIONDR. HOWARD

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

Photograph by Lee Greenfeld © 2018

The Day Country Music Died


THE LONESOME PRAIRIE DOGS
(with LENNY KAYE and TAMMY FAYE STARLIGHT)
JACK GRACE BAND • SEAN KERSHAW
Plus: DJ BECKY (HonkyTonk Radio Girl, WFMU)

Friday, April 6th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

April Action!


  • 4/1: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with RONNIE WHEELER)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/1: SETH KESS (8pm)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/4: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/5: BARRY THE FOX / ANCIENT SHARK
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/6: THE LONESOME PRAIRIE DOGS
  • (w/LENNY KAYE & TAMMY FAYE STARLIGHT)
  • THE JACK GRACE BAND / SEAN KERSHAW
  • DJ BECKY (HONKY TONK RADIO GIRL, WFMU)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/7: SABBATHWITCH
  • SERIAL OBSESSION / DR. HOWARD
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/8: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with RONNIE WHEELER)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 4/8: PATSY HANK LOVE CHILD (8pm)
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 4/10: HANK CANDIE
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/11: Devour Comedy Hour
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 4/12: LATE SLIP / LOVE CHILD
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 4/13: LIFE IN A BLENDER / CLIFF WESTFAL BAND
      • THE HIGHLAND SHATNERS / THE JESSIE KILGUS BAND
      • EMMERSON & HER CLAMMY HANDS
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 4/14: STEAK / RANSOM PIER
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/15: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with RONNIE WHEELER)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/15: WILD TONIC (8pm)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/18: DAVID HAUGHT / THE GLASS STATE
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 4/19: THE TICKLED PINKS / THE CAMERAMEN
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 4/20: ETERNAL BLACK / BEGOTTEN
      • HOREHOUND / SOMNURY
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 4/20: Modern Needs
        • DJ MR. LEE and BLURRY MURRAY
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

        • 4/21: BOURBON EXPRESS (record release show)
        • GIRLS ON GRASS / THE DIVE BOMBERS
        • LINDA HILL & THE LUCKYFELLERS
          • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/22: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with RONNIE WHEELER)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/25: DAVID HAUGHT
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • 4/26: AREA MAN / JOE DAIRY
      • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

      • 4/27: FAMOUS LOGS IN HISTORY
      • CRYO CHILD / DARK CARPET
        • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/28: JUMP FOR THE SAILS / VIOLENT IN BLACK
  • THE REBELLION LOST / VAGORA / ROBBY BLOODSHED
    • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 4/29: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with RONNIE WHEELER)
  • Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • Photo of Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) at Hank's

Welcome To Fear City

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Debut show from Children's City Dump (CCD), a pummeling punk-rock band featuring members of Skull Practitioners, Awkward Thought, The Maladjusted, Van Goose, The Ivan Julian Band, and Raw Dog.

Saturday, March 31st at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.