Stephen Santoro & His Boogie Five transport their audiences back to the greasy, gin-soaked juke joints and swing clubs of days gone by with their infectious brand of swing, jump blues, and boogie-woogie. Santoro leads his five-piecc combo through two sets of the New Orleans- and Kansas City-inflected sounds of Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, Big Joe Turner, and more. It’s jumpin’ music for dancing, drinking, and other good times!
Tyson Meade, the revered ‘godfather of alternative rock’ and lead singer of Oklahoma’s Chainsaw Kittens and Defenestration, returns to New York for a visit with his Detroit based backing band. Meade will perform songs from his lengthy and acclaimed career including songs from his new album, Robbing The Nuclear Family, out early 2018 on Detroit based Jett Plastic Recordings.
Joining Meade will be Heartthrob Chasis, the new group from Margaret Doll Rod, former member of the Demolition Doll Rods. Prepare to be amazed! Also joining Meade will be The Wayburns, a Detroit based rock group formed by Johnny Chan, formerly of Johnny Chan & The New Dynasty Six, The Covingtons, and current member of The Britemores.
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 November edition features very special guest DJs Melody Lee and JT Miller spinning truly scorching sounds until the wee small hours!
Urban Styles: Graffiti In NYHC book signing party with author Freddy Alva. DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) spins scorching underground sounds. Happy hour prices until 8pm!
Urban Styles the first book from author Freddy Alva, is a subterranean adventure back to a time when subcultures and underground movements blended seamlessly and went largely unnoticed by the mainstream world. Urban Styles deftly straddles the seemingly in congruent worlds of graffiti culture and the hardcore punk scene of the 1980s to tell the story of a unique moment in time when crossover between the two outlaw cultures was a common, if not heralded, occurrence. Urban Styles chronicles a gritty New York City and its boroughs while telling the stories of forgotten revolutionaries who were as familiar with stealth runs through train yards as they were slamming on the CBGB dance floor.
With three full-length albums, countless singles, compilations and American and Euro tours under their collective belt, Sit N' Spin have been praised by the press and gained fans all over the world, including Tokyo's 5678s and BBC Radio's legendary DJ John Peel (R.I.P.). While comparisons have been made to artists such as The Ramones, The Ronettes and Link Wray, Sit n' Spin do what they did best—made music that combined the best of garage-rock and roots-rock with their own personal brand of wit. The band got its start in New Brunswick, NJ where there was a good venue, a good record store and a college radio station to nurse their nascent rock ideas. Crisply melding a sense of fun with focus, they put forth garage-pop with edge and substance, deftly commingling crunch and melody.
This month's show features Melissa Diaz (Caroline's), Ahri Findling (Bravo), Julie Mitchell (I Heard the Book Was Better), Jack Rodamar, and Derek Humphrey (Bushwick Bears), plus your hosts for the night, Frank Nelson and Kale Bogdanovs. Free wings while they last!
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.