Life, Love, And Leaving


THE DETROIT COBRAS
MR. AIRPLANE MAN

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 8PM. $15 cover. 21+ with ID.

Open My Mind


MR. AIRPLANE MAN
THE PIGGIES

"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

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


MORAL PANIC
JETSETTER

Following the breakup of New York’s own gunk punks Livids, remaining members Daniel Kelley and Gregory Collins decided to get back to work and start their own new project. With the intent of being more minimalist and raw, the two created Moral Panic. Bringing on Mark Brei on bass to round out the trio, the three have been out on a mission to melt as many faces as possible.

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. 

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. 

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

"Healy’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 8PM. Cover TBA. 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.

Made For You And Me


THE RAMBLIN' KIND
ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN BANDAZRO CADY

The Ramblin' Kind is a country band from New York City. They're not an alt-country band. They're not country-rock, or any other hyphenated genre. They're just a goddamn country band.

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

Shakin' Time


THE PIGGIES • HEAP
BARKDAN MONTGOMERY BANDCRITTER

Friday, July 6th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

July Action!


  • 7/1: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • (After-party at 6pm with AMY CARSTENSEN)
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/1: GOOD DEAL (8pm)
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/5: EEPHUS BAND
  • JESS CLINTON / GEORGIA SACKLER
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/6: THE PIGGIES / HEAP
  • DAN MONTGOMERY / CRITTER / BARK
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/7: THE RAMBLIN' KIND / AZRO CADY
  • THE RODGER STREET FRIEDMAN BAND
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/8: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
    • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
    • (After-party at 6pm with AMY CARSTENSEN)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/8: PATSY HANK LOVE CHILD (8pm)
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/9: THE TRACYS / FISK
  • NIHILOCEROS / SYMPTOMS
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/10: YULA & THE EXTENDED FAMILY
  • THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC / SEAN T. HANRATTY
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/11: ORQUESTA EL MACABEO (Puerto Rico)
  • UNITED STATES OF BOOGALOO / DJ JONNY QUEST
  • Monty Hall - Jersey City, New Jersey

  • 7/12: BEEKEEPERS / GIANT GOWANUS
  • DREXEL & THE SPIRIT / PARK SLOPE DIVORCE
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/13: THE MEMPHIS MURDER MEN / ICE COLD KILLERS
  • LVGER / LEAGUE OF PITY
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/14: LES SANS CULOTTES / THE CARVELS
  • WIRE TROOP / JACQUES LE COQ
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/15: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
    • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
    • (After-party at 6pm with AMY CARSTENSEN)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/15: WILD TONIC (8pm)
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/16: THE STOPS (Baltimore)
  • THE LAST THROES / SUAKA / HIGH AND TIGHT
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/19: MOJAVE LORDS
  • MIGHTY HIGH / SCANTLEBURY / DINOLA
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/20: Modern Needs
  • DJs MR. LEE and DANNY 2 TIMES
  • Banter -  Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/20: KLIMPTER (reunion show)
  • BASTARDS OF MELODY / EMPIRE VIEW
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/21: MIKEY ERG / FAMILY FUN
  • HEY GIRL SLOW DOWN / CINEMA CINEMA
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/22: Benefit For Isla!
    • Smithfield Hall - New York City

  • 7/22: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
    • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
    • (After-party at 6pm with AMY CARSTENSEN)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/22: HUX & THE HITMEN (8pm)
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/25: LELAND SUNDRIES / THE SILKS
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/26: GREEK JUDAS
  • DEAD HOT / TROUBLE WITH KITTENS
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/27: ANDI RAE & THE BACK RIVER BULLIES
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/28: M.O.T.O. / ROUND EYE
  • BORTIS MINORTS / 80lb PUG
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 7/29: Honkeytonk Brunch & Hootenanny! (noon - 6pm)
    • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
    • (After-party at 6pm with AMY CARSTENSEN)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • Photograph: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion live at Hank's

    20th Century Eyes


    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.

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

    Rock'N'Roll Girlie Show!


    DONUT CITY
    NOT ALL HEROES
    CROSS YOURSELF TWICE
    THE OLD IRONSIDES

    Beautiful go go girls dancing all night!

    Friday, June 29th at Hank's Saloon
    46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
    Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

    Eyes On You


    NYC's least dusty surf-rock band The Cameramen return to Hank's!

    Wednesday, June 27th at Hank's Saloon
    46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
    Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

    Embrace The Flames


    STEAK
    BOURBON EXPRESS

    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").

    Friday, June 22nd at Hank's Saloon
    46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
    Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.