Songwriter Laj (Lajeunesse), born and bred in Kirkland Lake, a rural gold-mining camp six hours north of Toronto, is no stranger to being a small town kid growing up in a secluded northern town. Having toured the country and playing any stage he can find, Laj is now in the position to work out his own musical vision, and so far the results have been very exciting. Laj's heartfelt songs seamlessly meld together elements of rock, folk, and country, without straying too far from the power-pop roots that give the tunes a certain joie de vivre, with nods to tunesmiths like Nick Lowe and Paul Westerberg. The narrative weaved together by Laj's powerful yet unpretentious lyrics tells the tale of the Northern Ontario kid trying to find his way south, ultimately to Montreal, by way of Sudbury, North Bay, Toronto, and everywhere in between, with stories of finding love, cross-country tours, and broken-down vehicles, but ultimately retaining a strong sense of humour and hope which lies within memorably catchy hooks and intertwining harmonies between Laj and bassist Jeanette Dowling. Dowling and drummer Lewis Handford as The Looks, Laj's crack rhythm section, provide a rock-solid foundation and perfect complement to Laj's quirky pop sensibilities, rendering Dany Laj and the Looks an unstoppable force just waiting to win your heart.
"Your Pest Band are one of Japan's wildest garage-punk groups... The band excels by lulling you into thinking they're playing loose, when in actuality, everything is precise and meaningful... They successfully blend punk made famous by the likes of the Marked Men and Mean Jeans, while incorporating their own personality." -Clrvynt
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.)
Come out and celebrate "Remind Me," the new single release by Alice & The Underground. David Haught and co. will be kicking off a night of top-of-the-line country music at Hank's Saloon. Hick'ry Hawkins will follow, then Alice and the Underground will close out the night to celebrate their first release!
Twenty years of total failure, idiocy, and destruction by the greatest rock'n'roll group in the history of music, Runny is the sound of Pat Sajak getting kicked in the nuts, over and over. Raw rocking bullshit and magic sounds. Swilson play occult pub-rock: think Radio Birdman and Dr. Feelgood meets Hawkwind. The band features dicks from former/current asshole bands like Dictators NYC, Bamboo Kids, Shemps, Little Seizures, Mighty High, etc. This is their live debut. The Battery Electric decimate with sound all those who wish to deny the party smoldering within everyone! Their sound evokes a fierce horde of loyal Heathens into most righteous dance hall warfare. Each time TBE step onstage they are gloriously swathed in the power only known to rock warriors equal in ability. They're here to party. Mean Siders is a Brooklyn-based band teetering on the edges of blues and punk rock. Their likes: glitter, sweat, stage dives. Their dislikes: exes, gender roles, the patriarchy.
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.