Uncle Leon’s Honky-Tonk Relapse


Starting in April, for one night each month, Hank’s Saloon will once again be NYC’s epicenter of all things honky-tonk, thanks to Brooklyn-based "cow-punk" band Uncle Leon And The Alibis.

The band, which got its start at Hank’s nearly a decade ago and, more recently, chose the bar as the setting for their beer-fueled "Wild Ways" video, has announced a new monthly event: Uncle Leon’s Honky-Tonk Relapse. The event, held on the last Thursday of each month, promises two live sets of "classic country" covers, drawn from the back-catalogs of such legends as Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson. In the words of singer and organizer Uncle Leon, "You won’t hear any Luke Bryan or Brooks & Dunn at this party. And none of that Mumford and Sons bullshit either. Just a whole lot of lowdown, gritty, tear-in-your-beer, old-school honky-tonk, the way the good lord (and Hank) intended it."

The first Honky-Tonk Relapse is Thursday, April 30th at 9PM, at Hank's Saloon, 46 Third Avenue in Brooklyn. Admission is free.

Faceless Angels


THE LIVING KILLS
PARTY LIGHTS • VIV STARK • HOLLOW ENGINE

The Living Kills bring all the fun of raw garage-psychedelia — instrumental freak-outs, creepy organ, 12-string guitar, lights shows, and lots of noise — but with a decidedly modern sensibility. Unlike a lot of their peers, they aren't trying to emulate the past, but instead recreate a vision of the 1960s that didn't happen. They wear their love of creepy B-movies, horror and spooky thrillers on their collective sleeves but chills generated are reversed by the dance party music lovers cannot refuse.

Saturday, March 14th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

It Grows On You


MILK DICK • FLOWER GIRL
TALL JUANHOLY TUNICS

"Like a lost offspring of King Missle, Milk Dick's friendly piss-take Village vibe (that goes back at least as far as the Fugs) has, like most of NYC’s artistes, moved over to Brooklyn, and here metaphorically elbows the artisan pretense of their 'hood." -Eric Davidson, CMJ

Friday, March 13th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

Chase The Devil


LET'S FUCK SHIT UP!

Our dear friend Gregory Collins (Radio 4/Livids/Moral Panic) was in a bad accident over the weekend, wrecking his ankle up something fierce. It looks as though surgery is in the cards, and he won't be able to work behind a bar, or play drums, for a quite while. Next Friday there's a benefit DJ party for him at Montana's Trail House with DJs Danny 2 TimesJenny The Knife and Mr. Lee spinning hot wax. A cut of the bar goes towards our boy's medical expenses.

Friday, March 6th at Montana's Trail House
445 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 10PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Get Upset!


CHURCH BATS
THE NEIGHBORS • THE WINSTONS
JACQUES LE COQUE

Saturday, February 28th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $5 cover. 21+ with ID.

Shake! Shake! Shake!


THE GET IT!
THE CAMERAMEN

Friday, February 27th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

No Sleep For You


RUNNY
LEX LOSER • BABY ERECTION

Entering the 20th year of total failure, idiocy, and destruction by the greatest rock and roll group in the history of music... Runny is the sound of Pat Sajak getting kicked in the nuts, over and over. Raw rocking bullshit and magic sounds.

Wednesday, February 25th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Yo! Yo! Yo!


YO! SCUNT • SKUM CITY • THE WILL
LOAFASS • BABY SANDWICHES • EARLY & JUSTIN

Saturday, February 21st at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Winter Warmer


SERIOUS SUICIDE • BLACK ANGELS • THE CUTS
LITTLE OLD LADIES • BLISSTIQUE • DEAD TRICKS

Friday, February 20th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

Rip This Joint


Modern Needs is listening and dance party with special guest DJs and monthly musical themes, held the third Friday of every month at the great Banter bar, located in scenic Brooklyn U.S.A. The February edition features special guest DJ DEAN RISPLER (The Dictators/Drug Front Records). Dean, and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, MR. LEE (Going In Style Sound System) will be spinning hip-shaking, foot-stomping, vinyl sounds until the wee small hours!

Friday, February 20th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!