Keeping This World Alive


VALLEY LODGE
RIBEYE BROS.FALLING STARS

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. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

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

All Good Things Come To An End


BUNNIE ENGLAND AND THE NEW ORIGINALS

Bunnie England And The New Originals are NYC's hardest-working and hardest-partying live rock'n'roll karaoke band, and were the house band at Magnetic Field (R.I.P.). From The Replacements to The Ramones, from Cheap Trick to The Cure, from the Stooges to the Stones, they've got over 175 songs in their catalog for you to sing and turn yourself into a rockstar!

Saturday, November 10th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

Take Your Stinking Paws Off Me


REIGN OF ZAIUS
GROWLER • THE UNDERWIRES • THE NUCLEARS

Saturday, November 3rd at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

Darn That Dream


BIRTH OF THE COOL
A Tribute To The Acoustic Music Of Miles Davis

Birth Of The Cool is an 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 (The Slackers/Hungry March Band/Fireproof/The Scorchers), drummer Luis Zuluaga (The Slackers), pianist Harold Weg, baritone saxophonist Patrick Laslie, and tenor saxophonist Andrew Schwandt.

Thursday, November 1st at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID. 

Knowledge Of The Hidden


SWILSONNAKED HEROES
UNKNOWN SENDER • HEAVY NECKER

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

The Mixed Up Vinyl Club



First time in the US for this monthly DJ night from Glasgow! Expect Northern soul, r&b, reggae, punk, glam, UK indie... and mix it up!

Saturday, October 20th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

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. *

* Show sold-out.

Open My Mind


MR. AIRPLANE MAN
THE PIGGIESEDISON ROCKET TRAIN • HONEY

"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.

Aqueduct Launch Party


Demos by Sara Landeau & Kenny Mellman (The Julie Ruin) and Sarah Quintero (Spotlights), Q&A session, exclusive product colors, discounted products, and a chance to win a free Aqueduct!

Monday, October 8th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 6PM. No cover . 21+ with ID.

Shake It Up!


LES SANS CULOTTES • MIGHTY FINE
THE MARTINETS

Friday, October 5th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

Green Means Go



THE TRACYS
WHORES • BEDPAN FIGHT • TEENAGE BIGFOOT

"Blistering old school punk rock outfit The Tracys are as clear an '80s punk revival as it gets." - Michael Haskoor, The Deli Magazine

Raised on '80s punk with a side of maple syrup, Alberta native Dave Klym (The Mike Plume Band, The Populars, Itch) is the driving force behind The Tracys monster hooks and blazing solos. On rhythm guitars, John Payne (Puppetbox) has been known to contribute harmonies as silky as his  well-coiffed hair.  Larry Mancini  holds down the fort on the bass guitar with a little bit of whimsy, and a belly full of pizza. Anchoring this operation is drummer Matt Ernst, whose thunderous beats form the foundation for the group's aggressive style.  With infectious melodies and gallows humor, The Tracys' brand of pop punk holds true to the sensibilities of old-school west coast punk. With the release of their 3rd record, Humdinger, The Tracys continue to hone their signature sound, taking aim at what ails us with a double barreled blast of music and mayhem.

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

Move Me


ANDI RAE & THE BACK RIVER BULLIES
ALICE & THE UNDERGROUND • SCOTT STEIN

"[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

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Andi Rae Healy has been a mainstay on New York City’s indie-country scene for nearly a decade. Her debut album, I Guess I Am A Sinner — featuring contributions from artists as diverse as pop princess, Cyndi Lauper and indie darling, Jill Sobule — was released in 2006 and earned rave reviews for its deep melodicism, lush production, and its brutally honest and painfully heartfelt lyrics. 

Friday, September 29th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7PM. $8 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. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Photograph by John M. Schultz

Love In Vain


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 September edition features Modern Needs host and boss DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) and Michael Drance (Scofflaws/The Bluebeats) spinning top-ranking punk/post-punk and reggae sounds all-night long!

Friday, September 21st at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

Sanctuary


SUPER CITY
GRAND KID • DOLLY TROLLY

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. 

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

Hank's Forever!


Big Brooklyn news.... Hank’s Saloon will live on in a new space! (Details on location and opening date to be announced relatively soon.) Dead Flowers Productions are thrilled to be able to continue to do what we love with the best crew in town.

Artwork by John Tebeau © 2018

Look Up High


BRUTE FORCE
PEPPER KINGS (record release show)
FUN TIME OBJECTSJACK BENNIES

Stephen Friedland (aka Brute Force) was first attracted to performing when he was only eight years old, influenced by his mother, who was an actress in several plays at the Jersey City Jewish Community Center Theater. In the early 1960s he met Billy Gussak and began working together with the veteran studio drummer. One song he worked on with Gussak, "My Teenage Castle" ended up on the B-side of the 1963 Peggy March single, "I Wish I Were a Princess." After achieving success at RCA he began to play guitar and keyboards for the Tokens. During that time he wrote songs for Del Shannon, the Creation, the Cyrcle, and the Chiffons. The Chiffons had a minor hit with "Nobody Knows What's Goin' on in My Mind But Me." In 1967 he left the Tokens and entered the next phase of his musical career.

He wrote and recorded the LP I, Brute Force – Confections Of Love for Columbia Records in 1967. One song on the album, "No Olympian Height", was covered by Paul Levinson's trio The Other Voices (produced by Ellie Greenwich and Mike Rashkow) and released on Atlantic Records in 1968. He also recorded and released the album Extemporaneous on BT Puppy Records in 1970. Original copies of this album are scarce and it is now a very collectible disc.

Brute Force may be best known for a song that barely saw a release. Written by Friedland and produced by The Tokens, "The King of Fuh" referred repeatedly to the 'King of the Land of Fuh.' John Lennon admired the record; so did George Harrison, who acquired the track and overdubbed eleven strings of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, arranged by John Barham. It soon became obvious that neither EMI nor Capitol Records would distribute the single, so Apple Records pressed and distributed 1,000 copies in 1969. After the initial Apple pressing (and no radio play), Friedland teamed up with Jeff Cheen and issued the tune on his own Brute Force Records label (b/w "Tapeworm Of Love"). In 2005, the Revola label issued both "King of Fuh" and its original B side ("Nobody Knows") as bonus tracks on the CD reissue of the BT Puppy Records compilation Extemporaneous.  Finally, in 2010 (over four decades after Capitol and EMI rejected it), "The King of Fuh" was again released by Apple, on the compilation Come And Get It: The Best of Apple Records.

Saturday, September 15th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Seeing Into The Past


THE CHALLENGED
SUBTEXTSTHE 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.

Summer Is Over


Cash Registers play raw, melodic punk. The band wears their Ramones and Buzzcocks influences on their sleeve, with the early hardcore of Black Flag, Dead Kennedys and Circle Jerks thrown in the mix.  Cash Registers mastermind John Bendik began his musical life in Pittsburgh hardcore scene. John’s bands had a brief existence, but left a lasting impression on the scene.  After relocating to New York City in the '90s, John moved to the front of the stage to sing and play guitar for his new band, Cash Registers.

Cash Registers played hundreds of live shows and released two highly-praised EPs and comp tracks for Flipside, Go-Kart, Intensive Scare and more. After almost 10 years of raging in the clubs in New York City and the East Coast, John folded the band and took a break. Itching to get back to music, John started sorting through his tapes and CDs. He found 20+ unreleased Cash Register songs, which he remixed and remastered for the full-length album Context Demos released on Million Dollar Records. The album picked up great reviews and John formed a new version of the  Cash Registers, with old friends Mark Zadroga and Rick Melara for live shows.  The band made their live debut in June 2014 and continue tearing up stages in and around New York City to this day.

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

Seasons


Gramercy Arms is a revolving NYC-based collective of musicians and artists. Masterminded by main songwriter/producer Dave Derby (Dambuilders/Lloyd Cole) the group is released its second full-length record, The Seasons of Love on UK label Reveal Records this summer.

Expanding from the sunny, unapologetically pop approach of the debut, The Seasons Of Love widens the musical palette as well as the range of collaboration by featuring Lloyd Cole, Joan Wasser, Tanya Donnely, Matthew Caws, Kendall Meade, Claudia Gonson, Doug Gillard, Erin Moran, Joan As Police Woman, Renee Lo Bue, Ray Ketchem, Verena Wiesendanger, Gedeon Luke and others. The album was recorded by Derby and Ketchem, mixed by acclaimed engineer Thom Monahan and mastered by Eric Broyhill.

Eternally inspired by the artistic heyday of '70s and '80s-era New York City, Gramercy Arms makes crisp, multi-layered pop music that elicits authentic emotion. Wistful, joyous, contemplative, cool and triumphant— depending on the track you land on, The Seasons Of Love might make you feel it all. 

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

September Action!


  • 9/1: THE HARDCORE JOLLIES / THE RAKEHELLS
  • THE AMATORY MURDER / DARK MOON APACHE
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/2: Honkytonk Brunch & Hootenanny (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/5: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/6: GRAMERCY ARMS
  • BUBBLE / JESSIE KILLGUSS
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/7: CASH REGISTERS / MALTA VISTA
  • JONES CRUSHER / JOE DORANE (solo)
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/8: THE CHALLENGED
  • LIVES ONES / SUBTEXTS / LEGZ
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/9: Honkytonk Brunch & Hootenanny (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/12: EEPHUS BAND
  • ZIGGERNUTS / GARTH PAVELL BAND
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/13: THE JAMES ROCKET / RISK REWARD
  • THE WHIMBRELS / STEAK HERNANDO
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/14: DARES / KITCHEN
  • CHORIZO SLIM / SILVER CLOUDS
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/15: PEPPER KINGS (record release show)
  • BRUTE FORCE / JACK BENNIES / FUN TIME OBJECTS
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/16: Honkytonk Brunch & Hootenanny (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/16: APACHE BROWN (6pm)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/16: WILD TONIC (9pm)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/18: THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC
  • CREATURES / VIVA / SEAN T. HANRATTY
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/19: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/20: ANDREW KIRELL
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/21: Modern Needs
  • DJs MR. LEE and MICHAEL DRANCE
    • Banter - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/21: SUPER CITY
  • GRAND KID / DOLLY TROLLY
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/22: Record Release Show!
  • DAVID HILLYARD & THE ROCKSTEADY 7
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/23: The Final Atlantic Antic at Hank's (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS
  • DAVID HILLYARD & THE ROCKSTEADY 7
  • THE GET IT! / THE CAMERAMEN
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/23: Atlantic Antic after-party (6pm)
  • Dance-party with DJ URSA MAJOR (Legio SPQR) 
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/26: GREEK JUDAS
  • TROUBLE WITH KITTENS
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/27: EMPIRE OF LIGHT / HOP CITY HELLCATS
  • STEPHEN CLAIR & THE PUSHBACKS
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/28: THE CREVULATORS
  • THE BOOTHELL BLISS GOBBLERS / ANDY SEAGRAVE
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/29: ANDI RAE & THE BACK RIVER BULLIES
  • ALICE & THE UNDERGROUND / SCOTT STEIN
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/30: Honkytonk Brunch & Hootenanny (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 9/30: APACHE BROWN (6pm)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • Photograph: Post-show debauchery at Hank's Saloon with
      members of Mojave Lords, Mighty High, DiNOLA, and Hank's staff