With equal parts Orange County punk, honky tonk country, and a tip-jar full of rockabilly swagger, Reno Divorce strikes a unique chord of their own with their brand of punk-rock'n'roll. The band’s longevity is no accident: their fans simply won’t allow them to quit and pursue real careers. A growing number of their faithful willing to have the band’s name tattooed on their bodies keeps them climbing back into the van for tour after tour. They’ve never been ones to rest on their laurels, though. To the contrary, Reno Divorce has seven European tours and several US jaunts under their belt, supporting Reverend Horton Heat, The Queers, and US Bombs, among others.
The very existence of the Great Ape Empire has been shrouded in shadows throughout recorded history. For centuries all but a select few humans have known the Ape as a creature of lesser intelligence, not only deserving of subjugation, but content to receive it.
As time moves forward, however, mankind finally finds itself having developed the technology to allow for the world-wide dissemination of real information on Ape societies — information culled from research and science, not zoos and circus sideshows. It is because of these breakthroughs that Apes have voiced a united "yes" and expressed their desire for the truth to be told.
We, those chosen to usher in the glorious Reign of Zaius have been charged by the High Ape Council to advance human/ape relations through the common language: Music. We have studied human-rock music patterns and perfected its techniques in hopes that we might bridge the social gap between the two premier species of Earth.
Our biggest fear is that the Homo Sapien population has not evolved enough to comprehend the gravity of our situation and will continue to deny this ultimate truth. Although we hold tight to the hope that ours will be a peaceful a mission, make no mistake that those who reject our diplomacy — those who resist — will be rocked forcibly, as our ultimate objective of ape knowledge dissemination cannot afford to be delayed.
The time for change has dawned on us all. The Reign of Zaius will not — can not — be stopped. The fate of all species; Ape, Human, and otherwise - depends on it...
The Atlantic Antic is a Brooklyn institution, embracing the myriad of heritages that coexist in the Borough. Spanning four Brooklyn neighborhoods from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, the Antic is the largest street festival in New York City! From start to finish, Atlantic Avenue is transformed into a sea of entertainment featuring eclectic food stands, live music on nine different stages, belly dancing, and entertainment for children.
Greg Allen is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for his work with Jerry Nolan of the New York Dolls, and Johnny Rao of the David Johansen Group. He has shared the stage with artists such as Johnny Thunders, Rick Derringer, Johnny Winters, Nazareth, and Jon Spencer. In the early '80s Greg Allen played with Blue Ruin of Providence, RI who recorded a 45 single produced by Billy Rath (The Heartbreakers). Greg moved to London via New York City and formed the Vulture Squadron. He later toured the UK with Two Saints.
Back in New York in the early '90s Greg formed a group with Jerry Nolan of the New York Dolls and Chicago Vin Earnshaw of the Delinquents. Their recordings at Baby Monster Studios were brought to an end by Nolan’s untimely death. Greg then formed the Jigsaw Men and later the Greg Allen Group. The Greg Allen Group recorded the albums Just For You with Johnny Rao and Let's Pretend produced by Nite Bob (New York Dolls, Aerosmith, Iggy and the Stooges.)
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. The September edition features special guest DJ TOM DASH (ex-Shop Fronts/Imaginary Icons). Tom, and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, MR. LEE (Going In Style Sound System), will be spinning scorching, strictly vinyl sounds until the wee small hours.
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.