Gangway For Miracles


"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.

Friday, October 18th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+ with ID.