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 October edition features special guest DJ The Stranger. The mysterious one and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) will be spinning top-flight reggae, psych, soul, freakbeat, and garage sounds until the wee small hours... Strictly vinyl, of course!
One of New York City's saviors of rock'n'roll, Mr. Kipp Elbaum hit a bit of a rough patch, so Dead Flowers Productions and the Hank's Saloon family are hosting a night to help raise some dough to get our pal back on his feet. For those who cannot make the scene but still want to help out, you can donate here.
"Vicky & The Vengents pay homage to doo-wop and classic girl groups from the '50s, all the while adding in a healthy dose of power chords to enliven the aesthetic." -Pop Matters
Born in the Summer of 2008, Vicky & The Vengents are a self-proclaimed "Maltshop Punk" group hailing from sunny Southern California.With two full-lengths and a single under their belt, their latest bundle of tunes can be found under the Burger/Wiener Records banner! On their newest single, entitled "You Used To Be My Baby," Vicky and the gang flex their genre-bending ways on three new tunes resulting in some "Punk Wop" nuggets that really show off the groups' love for the Ramones, doo wop, and those wonderful '60s girl groups. See ya on the dance floor!
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 (of Slackers fame) as well as percussionist Larry McDonald (Afro Jamaicans, Bob Marley, Taj Mahal, Gil-Scott Heron). 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.
Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers are back at Hank's Saloon every Sunday as of Oct 2nd! It all goes down on the early side, playin' brunch from noon-4pm, and with a little help from our friends at Pequena there will be breakfast burritos for sale, along with Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and the usual beer and booze at the bar! So make Hank's your new Honkytonk Hangover hangout!
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.