In The Skin


Urban Styles: Graffiti In New York Hardcore second edition release party. Mr. Lee moderates a panel discussion on the connection between tattoos, graffiti, and New York Hardcore.

Urban Styles the first book from author Freddy Alva, is a subterranean adventure back to a time when subcultures and underground movements blended seamlessly and went largely unnoticed by the mainstream world. Urban Styles deftly straddles the seemingly in congruent worlds of graffiti culture and the hardcore punk scene of the 1980s to tell the story of a unique moment in time when crossover between the two outlaw cultures was a common, if not heralded, occurrence. Urban Styles chronicles a gritty New York City and its boroughs while telling the stories of forgotten revolutionaries who were as familiar with stealth runs through train yards as they were slamming on the CBGB dance floor.

Tuesday, February 21st at Flyrite Tattoos
492 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 7:30PM. No cover. All ages.

A Lee Grows In Brooklyn — The 48th Edition


Modern Needs is a long-running listening and dance party with special guest DJs and monthly musical themes, held every month at the great Banter bar, located in scenic Brooklyn U.S.A. For the January edition Mr. Lee sits back for his birthday while DJs Jonny Quest (Legio SPQR) and Benzoil P. (Famous Logs In History/Imaginary Icoms/Pist N Broke) take over the wheels of steel!

Friday, January 18th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

Into The Future


"The new Hank’s will be on the second floor above the food park at Hill Country. It will be a stand-alone bar/venue with a much-improved sound system and slightly more space than we have now; it will remain open after the park closes for the day. I hope everyone will give the new space a real shot and know that I plan on continuing booking the way I always have, and we’ll do our best to infuse the new spot with as much of the spirit of the old Hank’s as possible. We are still sorting out an opening date, but it will be sooner than you think." -Lee Greenfeld, Dead Flowers Productions

Photograph by Kyle Boyd (Boerum Hill At Large)

She Is Tossed By the Waves But Doesn't Sink


LES SANS CULOTTES
with special guests HUH

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, December 22nd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.

There's Nothing Mightier Than The Meek


THE ELEVATOR OPERATORS METELLEG
JACQUES LE COQUETHE LOW DOSES
BENNY TROKAN & THE BELL GUARDE

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

It's a Long Way to the Top


THE GET IT!
BON TWATARSUN

Thursday, December 20th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Honktonk Hootenanny... The Finale


SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
With LAURA REBEL ANGEL, UNCLE LEON, ALEX BATTLES,
LINDY LOO, APACHE BROWN, JAMES WILSON,
MIZ STEPHANIE, DAVID HAUGHT and more!

Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers having been holding it down every Sunday afternoon at Hank's for a few years now, but like all good things it must come to an end. Come by for the final blow-out with loads of special guests, and as always delicious Mexican food from the La Familia taco-stand, and beer and booze served up by legendary Brooklyn bartender Jeannie.

Sunday December 16th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 12PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Photograph bt Alan Rand © 2018

Dreams To Remember


Shake a tail-feather until the wee small hours with top-flight soulful sounds selected by boss DJs Mr. Lee and The Stranger!

Saturday, December 15th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. $5cover. 21+ with ID.

A Stone Holiday Get-Off!


MIGHTY HIGH
HUGE • HEY ZEUS • THE LAST THROES

The Mighty High are Brooklyn's #1 regressive-rock act.
No ballads. No keyboards. No acoustic guitars! 

Friday, December 14th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Better Days


STEAK
THE JACK GRACE BAND
BOBBY COLE & THE RED HOOK HOBOS

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").

Thursday, December 13th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Last Kind Words


Phil Gammage's style of roots and blues influenced songwriting and music has been compared to everyone from Elvis Presley to Chris Isaak to Scott Walker — or as the Trouser Press once wrote "...underwrought darkside Americana echoing Nick Cave’s fascinations minus the melodrama. Which might well make Gammage this generation’s Hank Williams."  Eight albums, several U.S. and European tours, and numerous songs featured in television shows and commercials have earned Phil a growing following and a steady hum of praise. His most recent recording the 10-song Used Man For Sale is an album of outstanding Gammage penned songs. 

Wednesdays, December 12th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Rock'N'Roll Girlie Show


THE LIVE ONES • THE 86s
NOT ALL HEROES • SWEET MAGMA
MRS. NIKKI TALIS & MS. EDIE NIGHTCRAWLER

Benefit show for Whiskers-A-Go-Go cat rescue!

Saturday, December 8th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Roses On Your Grave


THE PLIMSOULS
THE PIGGIES • SWILSON

Dead Flowers Productions rock'n'roll Holiday Bash! The current incarnation of Hank's Saloon sadly closes it's doors at the end of the month, so we're going out with a bang!

Friday, December 7th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $12 cover. 21+ with ID.

Servants Of Twilight


THE SPACE MERCHANTS
FAMILY FUN • THE LAND BAND

Somewhere between the astral plane and the sticky floors of a biker bar. Heavy and propulsive, blissed out and Southern-fried, The Space Merchants sits in constant tension between grit and transcendence. 

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

December Action!



  • 12/1: THE SPACE MERCHANTS
  • FAMILY FUN / LAND BAND
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/2: Honkytonk Brunch & Hootenanny (noon - 4pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • After-party with APACHE BROWN (6pm)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/2: PATSY HANK LOVECHILD (8pm)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/5: DAVID HAUGHT
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/6: Scenes From Underground Holiday show
  • THUNDERA / LOI LOI / FLOWRPUNK
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/7: Dead Flowers Productions Holiday Show
  • THE PLIMSOULS / THE PIGGIES / SWILSON
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/8: Rock'N'Roll Girlie benefit show
  • 86s / NOT ALL HEROES / LIVES ONES / SWEET MAGMA
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/9: Honkytonk Brunch & Hootenanny (noon - 4pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • After-party with LONESOME PRARIE DOGS with
  • LENNY KAYE of The Patti Smith Band (6pm)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/9: THREE GENTLEMEN (8pm)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/10: LEAGUE OF PITY / THE CUTS
  • THE VOMS / BEDPAN FIGHT / HIGH & TIGHT
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/11: THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC
  • REAL ZERO / MARY KNAPP / GREEK JUDAS
  • SEAN HANRATTY / JEZO & THE ELEMENT
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/12: THE PHIL GAMMAGE QUARTET
  • BUTCH & THE ELEVATORS / HUDSON CITY RATS
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/13: STEAK / THE JACK GRACE BAND
  • BOBBY COLE & THE RED HOOK HOBOS
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/14: MIGHTY HIGH
  • HUGE / THE FTW / HEY ZEUS
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/15: Dreams To Remember
  • DJs MR. LEE and THE STRANGER
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/16: Honkytonk Brunch & Hootenanny (noon - 4pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
  • + specials guests Uncle Leon, Laura Rebel Angel, Alex Battles,
  • Lindy Loo, Apache Brown, James Wilson, Miz Stefanie, and others!
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/19: BOOZIN' & WHORIN' (8pm)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/19: DAVID HAUGHT (10pm)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/20: THE GET IT! / BON TWAT
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/21: THE ELEVATOR OPERATORS / JACQUES LE COQUE
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

12/22: LES SANS CULOTTES
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

Photo: Detroit Cobras live at Hank's by Kenneth Hudson

Keeping This World Alive


VALLEY LODGE
RIBEYE BROS.FALLING STARSWINDBREAKER

Valley Lodge is the best rock band basically. You might know them from their wildly popular song "Go," which serves as the theme song to HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Anyway, the band is comprised of singer and guitar player Dave Hill (the internationally renown comedian and writer who has also been a member of Cobra Verde, Sons of Elvis, Walter Schreifels Band, Diamondsnake, and some others too), drummer Rob Pfeiffer (Sense Field), guitar player and singer Phil Costello (Tragedy, Satanicide, Diamondsnake), and bass player man Eddie Eyeball (2 Skinnee J's, Gordon Gano, and more!) Guitar player and founding member John Kimbrough (Walt Mink, Teen Judge, Tenacious D) provides additional rock heat and spiritual guidance via his Los Angeles bunker. They sound kind of like Cheap Trick, T. Rex, Big Star, Raspberries, Thin Lizzy, Matthew Sweet, Slade, the Kinks, and probably a bunch of other stuff too. It's power-pop meets pop-rock meets your best friend's parents going out of town when you are sixteen and think that they won't notice if you threw a pool party. Oh, and it's 1978 and you are hooked on glue.

Friday, November 30th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Ghosts Of Love


SUPER CITY
THE CAMERAMENCREATURESGREEN MAMBO

Baltimore-based Super City was formed in 2014 by song writers Dan Ryan and Greg Wellham. Since releasing their debut self titled EP and their full length Again Weekend, Super City has performed and toured extensively, bringing their infectious choreographed dance-rock to the stage with acts such as White Denim, Bent Knee, Rubblebucket, Tera Melos and Vetiver. They recently finished recording their sophomore record, which is slated for release in Spring 2018. Super City is driving pop that brings tea. 

Wednesday, November 28th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Dead End America


Modern Needs is a long-running listening and dance party with special guest DJs and monthly musical themes, held every month at the great Banter bar, located in scenic Brooklyn U.S.A. The November edition features Modern Needs host and boss DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) and DJ Eric Davidson (New Bomb Turks)!

Friday, November 23rd at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

Party Fowl


THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC
STUMBLE BUM BRASS BAND
HOT GLUE & THE GUN

Tuesday, November 20th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID

Turkey Turntable Terrorism


DJs Tom Dash, Nate The K., and Benzoil P. on the decks spinning records with a beat: soul, post-punk, glam, funk, psych, punk, etc.

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

Right On Time


After three long years...
It's the triumphant return of The Brought Low!

The Brought Low are a hard rock power trio from New York City who formed in 1999. They released their self-titled debut record on Tee Pee Records in 2001. In 2006 they released their long awaited sophomore effort, Right On Time on Small Stone Records (Dixie Witch, Sasquatch, 5 Hose Johnson). The record was hailed as an instant classic by The Boston Phoenix, Lollipop, Roadburn and Stonerrock.com among others. Third Record, their last album for Small Stone, was produced by Andrew Schneider (Pelican, Cave In, Scissorfight). The band is known for its live show and has shared the stage with Them Crooked Vultures, Supersuckers and Nebula among others and has performed at the Emissions From The Monolith and South By Southwest music festivals.

Friday, November 16th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.