Get Back Up!

The Rocksteady 7 is an influential American ska and jazz band from NYC. Founded in 1997, the core of the group has consisted of tenor saxophonist and band leader David Hillyard (The Slackers) and legendary percussionist Larry McDonald (Lee "Scratch" Perry, Gil Scott-Heron). In live performances, they are supported by a rotating cast of top shelf nyc musicians. 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.

Saturday, January 25th at The Gutter
200 North 14th Street, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

Much Too Much

Birthday show for Dead Flowers very own Mr. Lee

"Where has all the punk rock gone? Well, if you’re seeking more than the typical mutual admiration society jerk-off that has become punk these days, look no further. Brooklyn’s Moral Panic don’t adhere to stylistic cues, don’t pander to their audience, and they don’t care what you think of them. What they do is play with lightning speed, balance 'tight' and 'loose' like the best of any Killed By Death band, and do it better than your friend’s boring hardcore outfit that played five times in the past month. What do they sound like? Cleveland’s Pagans at 45. There’s no posturing, no begging you to think they’re cool, no BS." -The Big Takeover

Featuring both ex- and current members of the The Templars, 45 Adapters and many others, Lvger play tough street-rock'n'roll (think Motörhead meets the punkier side of NWOBHM).

Slip Kids is a powerhouse tribute to The Who featuring members of The Brought Low, Bad Wizard, and Hopewell.  

The High Stride, featuring folks you know from other boss NYC-area bands, play no bullshit maximum R&

Saturday, January 18th at Venus In Furs
980 Broadway, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

As Safe As Yesterday Is

Modern Needs is a listening and dance party with special guest DJs and monthly musical themes, held at Banter bar, located in scenic Brooklyn U.S.A. The January edition features Modern Needs host and boss DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) and special guest Leah Beth (Habibi) spinning ass-shaking sounds until the wee small hours!

Saturday, January 11th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!