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!
XL Kings is composed of remnants of Hypnolovewheel, the Martinets, Special Pillow, and other fine ensembles that you'd be less impressed by. They set out to recreate rock'n'roll in their own image, break it, and then roll around in the shards. Punk in spirit, riffing through roots-dirty, Stones-esque hooks, The Piggies (led by Andy Maltz of The Little Killers) exemplify the good-time, vinyl-hugging rock'n'roll and straight-to-tape aesthetic most bands can only hope for... Smart, funny and heady, The Sloppy Heads play primal noise-pop.
Halloween at Hank's Saloon... Costumes encouraged!
Brought on together by brothers Tom and John Jorgensen in 1992, the vintage rock of The Swingin' Neckbreakersdebuted in their hometown of Trenton, New Jersey with Don "Shaggy" Snook on guitar. Immediately signing to Telstar Records, the Neckbreakers debuted with the single "Diggin' A Grave," followed by their first album, the classic Live For Buzz in 1993. (After Shaggy's departure from the band in 1996, Jeffery Lee Jefferson joined)... Equal parts Ramones, Rivieras and Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Neckbreakers deliver straight-up rock'n'raunch that resonates perfectly with the average Joe who just wants to shake it down!
The Coffin Daggers, an instrumental surf-punk band from New York, delivers an all out attack on the senses drawing from diverse influences, ranging from Dick Dale, Henry Mancini, Link Wray, and the Cramps. Viktor Venom, one of the founders of legendary NYC punk band Nausea, started the group early in 1999. Vik's punk influences (he has also worked with Reagan Youth and Chaos UK) give the band's music a unique melodic sensibility. Their performances have floored both European and American audiences from start to finish, prompting Chart magazine to declare "no one comes close to The Coffin Daggers when it comes to all-out intensity... they will stomp a mudhole into your fragile minds."
Dead Flowers Productions Unplugged? Sort of. Expect an intimate night of fantastic songwriting featuring Benjamin Howard Smith of borough-rock gods The Brought Low, and Michael Rudolph Cummings of Pennsylvania stoner-rock heroes Backwoods Payback. Also joining the fray is Brooklyn boy Keith Montgomery.
Modern Needs is listening and dance party with special guest DJs and monthly musical themes, held the Third Friday of every month at the great Last Exit bar. The October edition features special guest DJ BEN THE BEYONDER (Spinning Wheels). Ben, and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, MR. LEE (Going In Style Sound System), will be spinning hip-shaking, foot-stomping sounds until the wee small hours!
"Masters Of The Obvious' (aka M.O.T.O.) sound is that of one would be a 100% appropriate heard searing over an AM station on a weather beaten drive-in theater speaker some place in the midwest that time forgot. A time when Kiss, The Four Tops, Sweet, Olivia Newton-John, Black Sabbath, Lou Rawls and Boston could be packed tightly next to each other across the tinny mono frequency. A couple of acres of customized vans, big block engines and paneled station wagons with teens inside clutching such bottles as Richard's Irish Rose or Sloe Gin and Mountain Dew inside. The humid summer air is snarled with the scent of snack bar grease and smoldering homegrown. The projectionist for 25 summers had seem films about surfing student council members, sadistic bikers, reckless auto thieves, cheerleaders possessed by the devil and magic Volkswagon's come an go. But the station they played through the speakers before the previews started at dusk always stayed the same. In his twenty sixth summer the Flavo shrimp rolls and the cheap whiskey finally caught up to him and stopped his heart. The guy that took his place declared that AM radio was for squares and little kids and started piping the Ramones through the speakers. All hell broke loose and M.O.T.O. is what was left standing in the ruins." -Smashing Transistors
Bradley Dean & The Terminals are a four-piece rock'n'roll band influenced by early punk-rock and power-pop (i.e. Stiff Records). Features ex-members of The Visitors (NYC) and Bad Manners.
Canada's Sonic Avenues play noisy, snappy punk/pop/post-punk tunes. Two albums and a couple of singles later, they have a new LP in the works to be released on Dirtnap Records in the next few months. Live, you can expect an energetic party mix of songs from their first and second records, along with a couple of fresh, brand new tracks from their upcoming album.
Marvin Berry & the New Sound are an energetic rock and roll band from NYC might best be described as something resembling a late '70s English punk/new wave band playing '60s girl group songs. Emphasis on fun and hooks with a soulful powerhouse lead singer, these guys have a timeless quality that exemplifies the transcendent power of rock and roll music.
"Kevin Egan Is A Jerk is the latest musical endeavor by singer/author Kevin Egan. Though you may know Kevin best from his late '80s/early '90s work with NYHC's Beyond and 1.6 Band, his newest release reflects more on his later recordings as Rules Of The Fort and most recently his work with the country act Twenty Four Thousand Dollars... Folky acoustic storytelling that is both laid back and heart warming." -United By Rocket Science
Dead Flowers got its start as a celebrated music-centered online platform for its writers' passions and obsessions. It was a place to read about the classics reconsidered, the obscure brought into the spotlight, the lost re-found, and the so-called "marginal" made to matter... Those elements animate Dead Flowers Productions, an enterprise devoted to managing, booking, and promoting bands and projects that ignite those same passions.