Forged in the grimy furnace of Brooklyn, Ceramics exemplifies the raw power and sonic furry of the most primal musical beast known to man: rock'n'roll. With non-stop cathartic bursts of energy, this trio will electrify, invigorate and astound, until you can barely remember your own name... or maybe, they’re just inorganic, nonmetallic solids, prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling. The James Rocket are sixteen strings and a drum kit of ukulele-free indie-rock goodness, based in Brooklyn. If Guided By Voices and Bob Mould had a baby, well, that would be weird. But not as weird as early Neutral Milk Hotel, because there aren't any accordions, or musical saws. XL Kings set out to recreate rock'n'roll in our own image, break it, and then roll around in the shards. Composed of remnants of hypnolovewheel, the Martinets, Special pillow, Dew Claw and other fine ensembles that you'd be less impressed by. Band Interests: Repairing Wicker Furniture. A shotgun wedding of the ringing hooks of Big Star and the rootsy grit of Neil Young & Crazy Horse come together to create the sound of The Nu-Sonics.
Hot off the heels of their 2nd LP Waterbury Street, garage-mockers The Above are back in action and ready to roll! Boston Garage legends Muck & The Mires make their long awaited return to the Brooklyn stage! Busy year for them as they have just released a single on King Yum Inc. and soon to release another full length on Dirty Water Records! Baltimore titans The Stents return to Brooklyn with their dance steps, surf twang and merseybeat melodies. Recent releases on their Hidden Volume Records will make the hips shake. Quitty & The Don'ts return to the Hank's stage after a successful tour of Texas. Their new single on Hidden Volume Record due out soon.
Dead Flowers Productions is very proud to present Gregg Turner co-founding member of LA punk-rock legends The Angry Samoans (where he was veteran co-singer/songwriter and guitarist for over 15 years), not to mention the man behind some stellar eviscerating rock journalism at Creem Magazine. Gregg is touring in support of his killer solo album, Gregg Turner Plays The Hits.
Currently a mathematics professor at a liberal arts university in New Mexico, Turner spends free moments singing about such things as "The Pharmacist From Walgreens," "Satan's Bride," and "I Dreamed I Met Lou Reed," while offering inspired cover versions of Roky Erickson's "Starry Eyes," Lou Reed's 1964 hot rod opus "Cycle Annie," as well as a new apocalyptic spin on P.F. Sloan's "Eve Of Destruction." Backing Turner up on most of these tunes is the legendary Billy Bill Miller on electric autoharp, who gained notoriety as a member of The Aliens, Roky Erickson's backing band in the '70s and 80's.
Dead Flowers got its start as a celebrated music-centered online platform for its writers' passions and obsessions. It was a place to read about the classics reconsidered, the obscure brought into the spotlight, the lost re-found, and the so-called "marginal" made to matter... Those elements animate Dead Flowers Productions, an enterprise devoted to managing, booking, and promoting bands and projects that ignite those same passions.