Cash Registers play raw, melodic punk. The band wears their Ramones and Buzzcocks influences on their sleeve, with the early hardcore of Black Flag, Dead Kennedys and Circle Jerks thrown in the mix. Cash Registers mastermind John Bendik began his musical life in Pittsburgh hardcore scene. John’s bands had a brief existence, but left a lasting impression on the scene. After relocating to New York City in the '90s, John moved to the front of the stage to sing and play guitar for his new band, Cash Registers.
Cash Registers played hundreds of live shows and released two highly-praised EPs and comp tracks for Flipside, Go-Kart, Intensive Scare and more. After almost 10 years of raging in the clubs in New York City and the East Coast, John folded the band and took a break. Itching to get back to music, John started sorting through his tapes and CDs. He found 20+ unreleased Cash Register songs, which he remixed and remastered for the full-length album Context Demos released on Million Dollar Records. The album picked up great reviews and John formed a new version of the Cash Registers, with old friends Mark Zadroga and Rick Melara for live shows. The band made their live debut in June 2014 and continue tearing up stages in and around New York City to this day.
Friday, September 7th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.