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.