My Body


50 ft FURIES • SISTER MUNCH
NECROTIC SOCIETY • HEKLA

Friday, October 19th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Life, Love, And Leaving


THE DETROIT COBRAS
MR. AIRPLANE MAN
KEN BUTLER • DJ ASHUS

Crawling out from the weed-choked lots of the once proud town, The Detroit Cobras whip out ass-shaking anthems to good times, wild times, and the high and lows of L-U-V; you best believe it and you best not mess with it.

Blurring the lines between R&B and R&R and soul, the Cobras are THE go-to party band for those in the know. Singer Rachel Nagy and guitarist Mary Ramirez are the bad girls by the exit doors at the school dance, all leather and heels, sneaking smokes and passing the flask. They have no time for dewy-eyed love songs or girl group decorum; they'll take care of business themselves with a bat of the eye or an elbow to the kidney. Rachel's "warm as the half pint of bourbon under the seat of your car" voice can boom to the back pews (Did we say "pews?" We meant "barstools") and Mary's riffs let you know that love and good times can be found in the tilt of a hip or at the end of a fist.  

Surrounding themselves with a rotationg cast of some of Motown's finest rockers, the Cobras specialize in unearthing and reinvigorating the hits, near hits and sometimes total misses from the deep and groovy history of soul, and making them THEIR OWN.  Detroit Cobras albums are like a secret decoder ring that helps lead the way to a better, more soulful forgotten world.

Saturday, October 13th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 7PM. $15 cover. 21+ with ID. *

* Show sold-out.

Open My Mind


MR. AIRPLANE MAN
THE PIGGIESEDISON ROCKET TRAIN • HONEY

"The duo manages to make the now familiar line-up of guitar and drums sound urgent again, and they spit out both gritty, saturated blue-rock and airy, almost Spector-esque pop with a quiet strength."

Mr. Airplane Man is Margaret on guitar and Tara on drums. Their sound is a mishmash of Mississippi hill country blues, Memphis weirdo rock'n'roll, drony VU and Stooges, and Boston garage-beat and pop wonderment. The band started in the late '90s. Almost immediately, they joined Morphine for a US tour and recorded a self-titled EP with Mark Sandman of Morphine. They went on to tour the US extensively, playing with The Reigning Sound, White Stripes, Detroit Cobras, Holly GoLightly, Hot Snakes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blues Explosion, Dirtbombs and many more.

During the '90s and '00s, Mr. Airplane Man released three albums and an EP on Sympathy for the Record Industry. They successfully toured Europe and played two Peel Sessions on John Peel’s BBC radio show. Now Mr. Airplane Man is happy to be playing and recording again, after taking a break to have babies, live in the desert, and generally shake up their lives.

Friday, October 12th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Aqueduct Launch Party


Demos by Sara Landeau & Kenny Mellman (The Julie Ruin), Sarah Quintero (Spotlights), Carl Porcaro (Killing Time/Kings Destroy), and Jimmy Carbonetti (Caveman/Carbonetti Guitars). Q&A session, discounted products, and a chance to win a free Aqueduct!

Monday, October 8th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 6PM. No cover . 21+ with ID.

Sit By My Side


An absolutely porky prime cut of a rock'n'oll show comin' at ya!

Saturday, October 6th Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Shake It Up!


LES SANS CULOTTES • MIGHTY FINE
THE MARTINETSWIDE RIGHT

Friday, October 5th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Green Means Go



THE TRACYS
WHORES • BEDPAN FIGHT • KING PUSSY FACE

"Blistering old school punk rock outfit The Tracys are as clear an '80s punk revival as it gets." - Michael Haskoor, The Deli Magazine

Raised on '80s punk with a side of maple syrup, Alberta native Dave Klym (The Mike Plume Band, The Populars, Itch) is the driving force behind The Tracys monster hooks and blazing solos. On rhythm guitars, John Payne (Puppetbox) has been known to contribute harmonies as silky as his  well-coiffed hair.  Larry Mancini  holds down the fort on the bass guitar with a little bit of whimsy, and a belly full of pizza. Anchoring this operation is drummer Matt Ernst, whose thunderous beats form the foundation for the group's aggressive style.  With infectious melodies and gallows humor, The Tracys' brand of pop punk holds true to the sensibilities of old-school west coast punk. With the release of their 3rd record, Humdinger, The Tracys continue to hone their signature sound, taking aim at what ails us with a double barreled blast of music and mayhem.

Friday, October 4th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

October Action!


  • 10/2: MondoNYC Showcase
  • CASTLE BLACK / WITCH HAIR / DRY CLEAN
  • FRASIER ANDERSON / HUXLEY RITTMAN
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/2: DAVID HAUGHT
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/4: THE TRACYS / THE WHORES
  • BEDPAN FIGHT / KING PUSSY FACE
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/5: LES SANS CULOTTES / MIGHTY FINE
  • THE MARTINETS / WIDE RIGHT
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/6: DIRTY TRUCKERS / HIGH & TIGHT
  • DUCK & COVER / THE LIVE ONES
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/7: Honkytonk Brunch & Hootenanny (noon - 4pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • Plus: THE GIRLS FROM RUBY FALLS (6pm)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/8: EarthQuaker Launch Party
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/10: VOICE OF ADDICTION / THE CUTS
  • RECREATIONAL OUTRAGE / BUT PYRITE
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/11: GIRLS ON GRASS / KASEY ANDERSON
  • ERIKA BLINN / THE DAVID HAUGHT BAND
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/12: MR. AIRPLANE MAN
  • THE PIGGIES / EDISON ROCKET TRAIN / HONEY
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/13: DETROIT COBRAS / MR. AIRPLANE MAN
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/14: Honkytonk Brunch & Hootenanny (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
  • After-party with JOHNNY AZARI and MATT WITTE (6pm)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/14: PATSY HANK LOVE CHILD (8pm)
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/17: DAVID HAUGHT
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/18: DEMOLITION STRING BAND
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/19: Modern Needs
  • DJs MR. LEE, JT MILLER, and MELODY LEE
    • Banter - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/19: 50ft FURIES / SISTER MUNCH
  • NECROTIC SOCIETY / HEKLA
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/20: Mixed Up Vinyl party
  • with DJs CARNABY, LJ, MELISSA WALKER, and URSA MAJOR
  • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/21: Honkytonk Brunch & Hootenanny (noon - 4pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/23: THE NEW YORK FOWL HARMONIC
  • SEAN T. HANRATTY / YULA & THE EXTENDED FAMILY
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/24: PSYCHIC JUDGE / PENNY / ANTIBODIES
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/25: UM (ex-Alice Donut)
  • ECHO MOTH / FETZIG
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/26: SHAKE THE BABY
  • LIZ HOGG / SPLIMIT / CAVE LIGHT
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/27: SWILSON / NAKED HEROES
  • UNKNOWN SENDER / ABSTRACT ARTIMUS
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/28: Honkytonk Brunch & Hootenanny (noon - 6pm)
  • SEAN KERSHAW & THE NEW JACK RAMBLERS + friends
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

  • 10/31: Halloween Karaoke Party
    • Hank's Saloon - Brooklyn U.S.A.

    • Photograph: Sean Wheeler (Throw Rag) with
      David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7, photograph by Kristin Laughter