Right On Time


THE BROUGHT LOW
MIGHTY HIGHMORAL PANICLVGER

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.

Photograph by Dean Keim

Life, Love, And Leaving


THE DETROIT COBRAS
MR. AIRPLANE MAN
KEN BUTLER • DJ ASHUS

Crawling out from the weed-choked lots of the once proud town, The Detroit Cobras whip out ass-shaking anthems to good times, wild times, and the high and lows of L-U-V; you best believe it and you best not mess with it.

Blurring the lines between R&B and R&R and soul, the Cobras are THE go-to party band for those in the know. Singer Rachel Nagy and guitarist Mary Ramirez are the bad girls by the exit doors at the school dance, all leather and heels, sneaking smokes and passing the flask. They have no time for dewy-eyed love songs or girl group decorum; they'll take care of business themselves with a bat of the eye or an elbow to the kidney. Rachel's "warm as the half pint of bourbon under the seat of your car" voice can boom to the back pews (Did we say "pews?" We meant "barstools") and Mary's riffs let you know that love and good times can be found in the tilt of a hip or at the end of a fist.  

Surrounding themselves with a rotationg cast of some of Motown's finest rockers, the Cobras specialize in unearthing and reinvigorating the hits, near hits and sometimes total misses from the deep and groovy history of soul, and making them THEIR OWN.  Detroit Cobras albums are like a secret decoder ring that helps lead the way to a better, more soulful forgotten world.

Saturday, October 13th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7PM. $15 cover. 21+ with ID.

Open My Mind


MR. AIRPLANE MAN
THE PIGGIESHONEY

"The duo manages to make the now familiar line-up of guitar and drums sound urgent again, and they spit out both gritty, saturated blue-rock and airy, almost Spector-esque pop with a quiet strength."

Mr. Airplane Man is Margaret on guitar and Tara on drums. Their sound is a mishmash of Mississippi hill country blues, Memphis weirdo rock'n'roll, drony VU and Stooges, and Boston garage-beat and pop wonderment. The band started in the late '90s. Almost immediately, they joined Morphine for a US tour and recorded a self-titled EP with Mark Sandman of Morphine. They went on to tour the US extensively, playing with The Reigning Sound, White Stripes, Detroit Cobras, Holly GoLightly, Hot Snakes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blues Explosion, Dirtbombs and many more.

During the '90s and '00s, Mr. Airplane Man released three albums and an EP on Sympathy for the Record Industry. They successfully toured Europe and played two Peel Sessions on John Peel’s BBC radio show. Now Mr. Airplane Man is happy to be playing and recording again, after taking a break to have babies, live in the desert, and generally shake up their lives.

Friday, October 12th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

The 44th Annual Atlantic Antic Festival


The Final Antic at Hank's Saloon!

THE GET IT!THE CAMERAMEN
DAVID HILLYARD & THE ROCKSTEADY 7
SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS

The Atlantic Antic is a living tribute to the myriad of heritages that coexist in Brooklyn. Spanning four neighborhoods (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Downtown Brooklyn) from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, the Atlantic Antic brings together people from all ages and diverse backgrounds to celebrate in the heart of Brooklyn! From start to finish, Atlantic Avenue is transformed into a sea of entertainment offering something for everyone.

Sunday, September 23rd outside of Hank's Saloon
Noon until 6PM. Rain or shine! All ages! Brooklyn, U.S.A.

Song Of The Underground Railroad



THE ROCKSTEADY 7
with special guest SEAN WHEELER

Plus: DJ 100dBS

Record release party for The Giver, the fifth album from David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7. Tonight will also sadly be the final show for the band at Hank's Saloon.

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 (The Slackers) as well as percussionist Larry McDonald. 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, September 22nd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

Photograph by John M. Schultz

Seeing Into The Past


THE CHALLENGED
YOUNG LADIESTHE LIVE ONES

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

Edged


DEAD JETSETTER • THE JACK BENNIES
THE NEW YORK TAPS

Saturday, August 25th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Art by Edvard Munch, 1958

Wild Unknown


RUBY RAE
SECRET COUNTRYSARAH DURNING

"The throwback honkytonk tunes of Ruby Rae [are] darker than your usual singer-songwriter fare, with noir-ish and Southern gothic influenced lyrics." –Washington Post

Ruby Rae’s debut release title Double Feature could easily be mistaken for a night at the local drive-in when rock'n'roll still flirted with its honky-tonk roots. Her songs "It Came from the Swamp" and "Invisible Man" showcase country inflected instrumentation paired with heartfelt and sinister stories of guns, love, and loneliness. Backed by a full band on her second EP The Outskirts, Ruby Rae's explores the outsider element of a small American town.

Thursday, August 23rd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID. 

Spin To Win!


PHAST PHREDDIE • TODD-O-PHONIC TODD
MR. FINE WINE • MIKEY POST • DREW REDMOND
ANNA ANABOLICMR. LEELUPE LOOP
YANA LIL-JERK • Emcee DAVE HILL

Who among us wasn’t moved to tears, to frustration, to confusion, to bewilderment, to some other extreme feeling when we discovered that our government was separating children from their parents at the border; parents who were looking for a better place to raise their kids — just as our ancestors did however many years ago? Many of us in the New York City DJ community wondered what we could do to help, even if in some small, symbolic way. Our friend Anna Anabolic came up with a great idea: Spin To Win!

Here’s the deal. A bunch of your favorite club DJs will spin records. Attendees will win prizes. Money generated from this will go to the ACLU (which is helping immigrant parents get their kids back) and Make The Road New York (which helps immigrants locally here in New York City).

A bunch of prizes have been donated and there will be raffles throughout the night. DJs spin. You win. Together we can help people who need help... and do the shing-a-ling while we do it!

Saturday, August 18th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 donation. 21+ with ID.

Fuzzy Warbles


PELVI$$ (cassette release show)
FAMOUS LOGS IN HISTORYGERM HOUSE
CONSOLIDATED PLASTICSDJ TOM DASH

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

Kipp's Three Day Birthday Bash!


Thursday, August 9th — doors at 7:30pm
FIDDLER & THE CROSSROADSNEW MOON
LONESOME PRARIE DOGSLOVIN' SCOUNDRALS
ROGER STREET FRIEDMANCRITTER

Friday, August 10th — doors at 7:30pm
THE LAST THROES • BLOODY MUFFS
HEAP • THE CUTS • NO MORE HEROES
LEFT IN THE ATTIC • DANGER SLUTS

Saturday, August 11th — doors at 3pm
BLOCKHOUSES • NO VALENTINE • WINDBREAKER
RHETT REPKO • THE MISSION BOYS • LUIGI BABE
DYLAN FEINSTEIN • 61 GHOSTS • SOULCAKE
EL ESCAPADO • BLACKCATS • HENGE

All shows at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
$10 suggested cover each day. 21+ with ID.

Punky Reggae Time!


A mid-week/early night summer night get-down with rocksteady, roots, deejay, dub, and punk-rock sounds selected by DJ Mr. Lee!

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

Come Fly With Me


THE RIBEYE BROTHERS
SWILSON • THE COME ON

One of New Jersey's absolute best, Ribeye Brothers, comes to Brooklyn! Do not miss this! It is rare that these dudes ever leave the confines of the Garden State... Y'all are in for a real treat!

Swilson returns to Hank's to bring you the absolute best in occult pub-rock! Who knew heresy could be so much fun?

The Come On smack you around with their highly charged new wave power-pop ("Ten pounds of T Rex in a nine pound Devo bag")!

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

Life In A Dumpster


MISCEGENATOR
PREDATOR PREY • CHILDREN'S CITY DUMP

Friday, August 3rd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $6 cover. 21+ with ID.

Boplicity


Birth Of The Cool is a brand new acoustic jazz group based in Brooklyn, New York, which lovingly re-imagines the music of legendary trumpet player Miles Davis from the 1940s and 1950s. This incredibly fertile era of Miles Davis’ music spans rhythm and blues, the invention of bebop, the creation of cool jazz, and the development of hard bop, as well as the inception of modal jazz music.

Birth Of The Cool features a combination of veteran NYC-based musicians, as well as new faces on the scene, including trumpet player and producer Jeremy Mush1, drummer Luis Zuluaga, pianist Harold Weg, baritone saxophonist Patrick Laslie, and tenor saxophonist Andrew Schwandt.

Thursday, August 2nd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID. 

August Action!


  • 8/1: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/2: BIRTH OF THE COOL
  • (A tribute to the acoustic-era of Miles Davis)
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/3: MISCEGENATOR
  • CHILDREN'S CITY DUMP / PREDATOR PREY
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/4: RIBEYE BROTHERS
  • SWILSON / THE COME ON
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/6: WITCH ONES / CUSHIONS
  • SOFT INSERT / COOKING COCKROACH
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/8: Lightning & Thunder
  • with DJ MR. LEE spins punk and reggae
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/9: Kipp's Birthday Bash (day 1)
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/10: Kipp's Birthday Bash (day 2)
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/11: Kipp's Birthday Bash (day 3)
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/12: ARON BLUE / PATSY HANK LOVECHILD
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/14: THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC
  • GATO LOCO / SEAN T. HANRATTY
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/15: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/16: FERAL SCOUTS / KISSED BY AN ANIMAL
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/17: PELVI$$ (record release show)
  • FAMOUS LOGS IN HISTORY / GERM HOUSE
  • CONSOLIDATED PLASTICS / DJ TOM DASH
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/18: Spin To Win!
  • An all-star DJ revue to benefit
  • Make The Roads and the ACLU
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/19: KAYLOR & THE TIN CANS / WILD TONIC
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/20: GAMMA GHOULS
  • ROBBY BLOODSHED / JESS-O-LANTERN
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/22: GORILLA CHIEF / PERMANENT WAVE
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/23: RUBY RAE
  • SECRET COUNTRY / SARAH DURNING
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/24: KLEENEX GIRL WONDER / FAULTY RABBIT
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/25: DEAD JETSETTER / JACK BENNIES
  • THE NEW YORK TAPS
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/26: ARON BLUE / KAYLOR & THE TIN CANS
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/29: BASIC BITCHES  / GLAZER
  • MONTE / YOKO FOREVER
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/30: THE SHARP SHADOWS
  • KANGAOO / BAND OF YOUNG SAINTS
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 8/31: YANKEE LONGSTRAW
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • Photograph: Mighty High live at Hank's by Lee Greenfeld

    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. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

    Little Flame


    ANDI RAE & THE BACK RIVER BULLIES
    THE DELORIAN SISTERSBUCKY HAYES
    BRYAN DUNN & THE CONVENIENTS

    "[Andi Rae's] vocals are at once potent, powerful, fragile, beckoning, vulnerable yet guarded. She writes like someone who has tasted her share of life; has been hurt; has been exhilarated; has found and lost her faith. There is a dare in this music... -BuddyHollywood

    Friday, July 27th at Hank's Saloon
    46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
    Doors at 7PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

    Cancer Knows No Colors


    Isla Caton from Hornchurch (London), who was diagnosed with a very rare pediatric cancer called Neuroblastoma, is coming to NYC on July 25th for special treatment. Please join West Ham United supporters club the NYC Hammers as they raise money to help make little Isla's stay in the city as comfortable as possible. There will be a raffle and shirts for sale with all proceeds going to Isla.

    Sunday, July 22nd at Smithfield Hall
    138 West 25th Street, New York City
    Event kicks off at 3PM. 

    Here They Come Again


    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 July edition features special guest DJ Danny 2 Times (Moral Panic) and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) spinning scorching punk-rock sounds until the wee small hours!

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

    Last Night I Burned Your Pictures


    KLIMPTER (reunion)
    EDP • BASTARDS OF MELODY

    Friday, July 20th at Hank's Saloon
    46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
    Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

    Unfuckwithable


    MOJAVE LORDS
    DINOLA • MIGHTY HIGHSCANTLEBURY

    Mojave Lords was born in Joshua Tree, California at Rancho De La Luna. Dark, sexy rock'n'roll for a new race, featuring Dave Catching (Queens Of The Stone Age/Eagles Of Death Metal).

    Thursday, July 19th at Hank's Saloon
    46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
    Doors at 7PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

    Liberté! Égalité! Fraternité


    LES SANS CULOTTESTHE CARVELS
    JACQUES LE COQUE • WIRE TROOP

    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. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

    Out For Blood


    THE MEMPHIS MURDER MEN
    ICE COLD KILLERS • THE RAMOMS
    SOUTH CLASS VETERANS

    "50's rock'n'roll bastard child'' — that just about sums up The Memphis Murder Men. Originally hailing from Pittsburgh, PA — the band evolved from the Steel City's first horror-punk outfit, The Brain Invaders — and now call Oakland their home. These guys have fired up the stage with The Misfits, Tiger Army, The Murder Junkies, The Quakes, The Guana Batz and just about every legendary psychobilly band there is.

    The group completely embodies the rock'n'roll that gave birth to every punk, rockabilly, and psycho band out there and do it without regrets or fear of what "the scene" might think. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, The Memphis Murder Men are putting the last nail in the coffin of bad rock'n roll and cranking out loud and proud rhythm and blues the way the greats did.

    Friday, July 13th at Hank's Saloon
    46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
    Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 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 7:30PM. $15 cover. 21+ with ID.