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

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. Cover TBA. 21+ with ID.

Going Up


THE ELEVATOR OPERATORS
JACQUES LE COQUE

The Elevator Operators have the button of the lift pushed to the 1960s rock'n'roll floor.

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

It's a Long Way to the Top


THE GET IT!
BON TWAT

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, and DAVID HAUGHT

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. No cover. 21+ with ID.

A Stone Holiday Get-Off!


MIGHTY HIGH
THE FTW • HUGE • HEY ZEUS

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 + friends
  • With special guests LAURA REBEL ANGEL and UNCLE LEON
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 12/19: DAVID HAUGHT
    • 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.

Little Flame


ANDI RAE & THE BACK RIVER BULLIES
BRYAN DUNN & THE INCONVENIENTS
BUCKY HAYESJESSIE KILGUSS

"[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. 

Thursday, November 15th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

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.

Born Strange



THE MANIMALS
MOTOR THERESA • STREEPTHROAT

The Manimals are a female-fronted, gender and genre-bending five-piece from New York City. Marrying party rock with poetry to create raucous anthems, their ecstatic, cathartic live show is a throwback to the wild thrills of early punk-rock, but with lyrical intensity and melodic heights rarely found in its modern iterations.

Friday, November 9th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 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. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.