Follow Me Down


The most mighty Subsonics have been making a primal racket for three decades. They’ve not only seen it all, but they’ve left an indelible mark on sophisticated weirdo rock’n’roll culture since first sullying the scene in 1992. This is a unique and compelling group with few peers, referred to by Black Lips as "the best band in ATL," and recruited by internationally renowned Slovenly Recordings to gussy up the roster for their last four long-players and recent reissues of their first two, previously CD-only albums. Live appearances are infrequent happenings, but when they do roll through, it’s always an affair for the ages. 2023 saw them opening for garage-punk legend Billy Childish’s only show in the USA in the historic desert hills of Virginia City, NV in what was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for devoted attendees making the trek. With their last studio LP Flesh Colored Paint only 5 years in the rear view, and the two new reissues currently burning up turntables everywhere, Subsonics remain an integral component in the bang-shang-a-lang mo’sheen.

Friday April 19th at Berlin Under A
25 Avenue A (entrance on 2nd Street under 2A bar), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $15 in advance. 21+ with ID. *

*Show canceled

Dig Thy Savage Soul




"A Boston-based singer of what one might refer to as "traditional" R&B (i.e.,'50s- and '60s-style), Barrence Whitfield is the owner of one incredible pair of lungs and limitless energy and enthusiasm for his music. A soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, and early Don Covay, Whitfield & the Savages, though never breaking big nationally, are a great cult act, a triumph of substance over style, with a bunch of terrific records to boot." -AllMusic Guide

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages shot out of Boston in the mid-'80s with the force of a cannonball. Through their sweaty dance party shows and love of primal soul, they were to R&B what the Cramps were to rockabilly — a gateway musical drug for nascent underground roots mavens. Along with original Savage Peter Greenberg (The Lyres, DMZ) and Phil Lenker, they released records on Rounder, Bloodshot and Munster, became a favorite of BBC DJ Andy Kershaw and won seven Boston Music Awards. They reunited in 2011 with new Savages Andy Jody on drums, and Tom Quartulli on sax, touring with bands like The Sonics and appearing at SXSW and performing live on famed late night music TV program Later...with Jools Holland on the BBC in 2013. Their newest record Glory was recorded in Spain by the legendary Mike Mariconda, and released by FOLC Records.

Saturday, March 23rd at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (between East 2nd & 3rd streets), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $20 in advance. 21+ with ID.

No Sleep Tonight


Wicked Cool Recording Artists The Nervous Eaters are an original rock'n'roll band from Boston, MA who helped define the Boston underground garage/punk-rock scene of the late seventies. Fueled by the raw sounds of Link Wray, early Chicago Blues greats and British guitar legends Beck, Clapton and Page, the band created a raw edgy song style uniquely their own.

The band debuted in March of 1976 at the legendary nightclub The Rat in Boston. They released their first of two singles for Rat Records that included the hit song "Loretta," which became one of the city’s most endearing rock'n'roll anthems.

Ric Ocasek produced a demo for the band and they were signed by Elektra Records in 1980. The band was one of the more popular rock'n'roll bands in the Northeast, opening for numerous National Acts and eventually headlining at venues throughout the US and Europe.

Saturday, March 23rd at Berlin Under A
25 Avenue A (entrance on 2nd Street under 2A bar), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $10 in advance. 21+ with ID. 

Trouser Press Magazine's 50th Birthday Party

Trouser Press Magazine's 50th Birthday Party and Zip It Up!
The Best of Trouser Press Magazine, 1974-1984 book launch

Plus: DJ Steve Reynolds

Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey - The onetime bandmates in the dB's have each pursued many diverse musical projects, but they have also reunited from time to time to record and perform together.

The Shirt Event featuring Dennis Diken - a one-night only cover supergroup led by the legendary drummer, writer and broadcaster who created the first Trouser Press t-shirt.

Dot Dash - Washington DC-based post-punk band ("as idealized and energized a form of power pop as one could imagine" -Trouser Press

Saturday, March 16th at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (between East 2nd & 3rd streets), NYC
Doors at 6pm. $25 in advance. 21+ with ID.

If I Should Fall from Grace...

"A beloved NYC institution since 1999, Joe Hurley's All-Star Irish Rock-A-Palooza receives rave reviews every year as the biggest and best St Pat's party in town. Hurley himself is revered for his soulful baritone "  -New York Magazine

Hosted and curated by Joe Hurley, the extravaganza celebrates Ireland's musical gifts to the world as guest stars dive into the 'Great Irish Songbook'. From The Undertones' 'Teenage Kicks' to Thin Lizzy's 'The Boys Are Back in Town', Shane MacGowan's 'A Pair Of Brown Eyes'' to Van Morrison's 'Tupelo Honey' and Stiff Little Fingers's 'Suspect Device' -- all sung by a wildly diverse group from all cultural backgrounds. The songs are of Ireland.... for everyone!

The band boasts the best accompanists in NYC, featuring Steve Goulding (Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Mekons), Mark Bosch (Ian Hunter Rant Band), Kenny Margolis (Mink Deville, Rogue's March), Jeremy Chatzky (Springsteen, Steve Earle, LaLa Brooks), Chris Flynn (Rogue's March), Tish & Snooky (Blondie, Blue Coupe, Sick F*cks), Joe Hurley (Keith Richards, The Gents), Deni Bonet (Cyndi Lauper), and Stan Harrison (Springsteen. Bowie, Gainsbourg).

Friday, March 15th at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (between East 2nd & 3rd streets), NYC

Precious Memories

The Brooklyn County All-Stars, featuring Sean Kershaw and very special guests, perform two sets in celebration of The Man In Black. Plus: WFMU's Honky Tonk Radio Girl spins classic country 45s throughout the evening!

Saturday, March 2nd at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (between East 2nd & 3rd streets), NYC
Doors at 6:30pm. $20 in advance. 21+ with ID.

This Side Of The Sun

Friday, February 23rd at Heaven Can Wait
169 Avenue A (the old Brownie's space), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $10 in advance. 21+ with ID.

Give My Regards To The Dancing Girls

"As far as I’m concerned, all and sundry can pencil in Stef as the Impending punk-rock Van Morrison." -Rev. Norb, Razorcake

When Irish-born Count Vaseline / The Mighty Stef songwriter Stef Murphy met Stiff Little Fingers guitar tech Jamie Mechan in Nashville, Tennessee, it began a musical partnership of the highest order. After cranking out a few tunes at Mechan’s fledgling studio, 302 Sound, the duo started recruiting other musicians. The band was rounded out by drummer Ryan Sweeney (Cheap Time) and Eli Steele (Sweet Knives.) Dubbing themselves The Sleeveens, an Irish term for a trixter, the band got to work. After recording and releasing their highly-touted “Give My Regards To The Dancing Girls” 45rpm single on Sweeney’s Sweet Time Records, they finished off their eleven track debut album. The quartet were soon approached by long-running punk label Dirtnap Records for the album’s 2024 release.

The resulting album is an homage to the kind of classic punk Chiswick, New Rose and Stiff Records were releasing forty-five years before The Sleeveens existed. With earworm melodies and screaming guitars, the foursome have crafted one of the best albums of the year. Murphy’s penchant for charmingly brilliant, matter-of-fact lyricism has a similar poetic quality as Mark E. Smith or Jonathan Richman. With expert mastering by Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Dirtbombs) to put the finishing touches on the sound, The Sleeveens is a record that is simultaneously uncompromisingly raw and thoughtfully crafted.

Tueasday, February 20th at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (between East 2nd & 3rd streets), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $10 in advance. 21+ with ID.

If You Wanna Dance With Me


Liverpool, UK's Savage Young Beatles recreate the raw, rough, wise-cracking, hard-rocking shows the Pre-Fab Four were infamous for performing at the height of their amphetamine fueled Hamburg, DE and Liverpool, UK residencies. Imagine the Kaisers meet the Ramones in a head on collision!

Born under a bar in the heart of Brooklyn, The High Stride fuse the soulful sounds of the '60s and '70s with hard-hitting guitars and a driving bass that cultivates a sound that is best described as no bullshit maximum rock'n'soul.

Plus: DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System) spinning strictly top-flight, ass-shakin' '60s rock'n'soul 45s.

Saturday, February 10th at Berlin Under A
25 Avenue A (entrance on 2nd Street under 2A bar), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $15 in advance. 21+ with ID.

The Big Heat

Matt Langone & The Big Heat brings together a lineup of well-known and loved players (Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, Kenny Margolis, Scott Kitchen and Mark Brotter) from the heart of NYC's scene. Together they make a rootsy rock'n'roll sound with diverse songs by Langone that both delight and haunt, and which you won't soon forget.

Friday, February 9th at Berlin Under A
25 Avenue A (entrance on 2nd Street under 2A bar), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $10 in advance. 21+ with ID.

Rock'N'Roll Needs No Justification!

Scott Kempner's 70th Birthday Celebration, a special night in celebration of punk-rock pioneer, guitarist and co-founding member of The Dictators, and founder of The Del-Lords. All show proceeds to benefit The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.

Monday, February 5th at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery (between East 2nd & 3rd streets), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $20 in advance.* 21+ with ID.

* Show is sold-out.

Pleasures Unknowable

New York cult indie pop artists My Favorite returned in 2022 with Tender Is the Nightshift: Part 1, their first extended play release in nearly 20 years. Full of imperious new wave and plastic soul, the group scavenges the digital debris of the 20th century to fashion a pre-apocalyptic soundtrack for a new millennium’s malaise. Founder and singer/songwriter Michael Grace Jr is joined by long time collaborators Kurt Brondo & Gil Abad along with new members Michael Avishay and Emilyn Brodsky. Together they loot a junk shop full of tragic totems to explore love and loss— remaking/remodeling dim corridors of memory into bright passages forward.

Barely out of their teens in 1994 when their debut single “Go Kid Go” was spun by John Peel, My Favorite was formed in the archetypal suburbia of Long Island. Among the strip malls and subdivisions, five kids formed a half-band/half-art project during their freshman year at state college in Stony Brook. Raised on new wave via the legendary WLIR, while encircled by the local hardcore scene, the band tried to merge ‘80s high-concept pop with the DIY energy of punk and indiepop. Two full-length LPs followed in 1999 & 2003, with the latter record The Happiest Days Of Our Lives named best of decade in Pitchfork's P2K guest editors edition. They return now in what Grace calles his 'Xeroxy Music' period — songs full of lush, glitchy ambience like an Orphean glance back at paradises lost.

Saturday, February 3rd at Berlin Under A
25 Avenue A (entrance on 2nd Street under 2A bar), NYC
Doors at 7pm. $10 in advance. 21+ with ID.