Souls On Fire

The High Stride began in the dark bar rooms of Brooklyn, consisting of five individuals who wanted a strong mix of '60s and '70s rock'n'roll mixed with the soul of Stax and Tamla. The High Stride hits hard with its unrelenting two-guitar assault, driving rhythm section and soulful vocals and organ, creating a sweat-stained sonic boom of rock'n'soul that is sure to move your feet and shake your soul.

The Midnight Confessions, from the formerly mean streets of Brooklyn, are obsessed with '60s girl groups, rock'n'roll and twangy country, '70s power pop and glam, pretty much anything that makes you wanna dance, harmonies so good you wanna cry, and obviously Suzi Quatro, Cheap Trick, Johnny Thunders, The Muffs, The Go-Go's, and sequin everything. Their debut album, recorded by Ivan Julian of Richard Hell and the Voidoids, is due out in March.

NYC Garage Rock groovers Dr. Ex & The Break-Ups offer up a sometimes spooky, yet always revved up take on mid '60s pop. More Sonics, less Soft Machine. Their searing keyboards, cranking guitars and explosive drums have lead some to remark “Dr. Ex & The Break-Ups answer the question, ‘What if the Scooby Doo gang was super into garage-punk and beat up Question Mark and The Mysterians and stole their instruments?’”

Saturday, January 20th at Berlin Under A
25 Avenue A (entrance on 2nd Street under 2A bar), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $10 in advance. 21+ with ID.