Gonna Tear It Up


THE LORD CALVERTS
THE INSOMNIACS

From off the streets of Baltimore, '60s garage-rock legends The Lord Calverts are back! Relocated to New York City, the L.C.s are once again in front of audiences, delivering their own take on true American roots rock: loud, crass, catchy and quick!

Over the course of the last 20 years, The Insomniacs released a slew of acclaimed power garage pop records, mostly on the legendary Estrus Records label. During that time, the band has done several tours of the USA, festivals and tours in Germany, Holland, Spain, Norway and Sweden. Highlights include shows with The Swingin' Neckbreakers, Fleshtones, Woggles, Troggs, Makers, Nomads, Lord High Fixers, Lyres, Mighty Caesars, Headcoats, Stems, DM3 and The Remains. The band is a regular fixture on Little Steven's Underground Garage radio program and had a featured Coolest Song In The World several times over the years.

Saturday, December 20th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Punk Rock XMas


BABY SANDWICHESPUSSY WOLF
GASMASK MANIACS • LITTLE OLD LADIES
LOAFASSTHE CUTSDEAD DEAN

Friday, December 19th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $8 cover. 21+ with ID.

I Wanna Be Loved


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 December edition features special guest DJ ERIC DAVIDSON (The New Bomb Turks). Eric, 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, December 19th at Banter
132 Havemeyer, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Kicks off at 10PM... No cover!

Very Bad Feeling


MR. AIRPLANE MAN 
THE PIGGIES • 999999999

The mighty, incendiary blues-rockin' duo Mr. Airplane Man have risen from the grave! Come welcome them to the dystopian oligarchic hellscape that our beloved city has turned into since the last time they were here. This is their only New York City show. See the Piggies and 999999999 too while you're at it.

Saturday, December 13th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 cover. 21+ with ID.

I Guess I Am A Sinner


ANDI RAE & THE BACK RIVER BULLIES
LARA EWENTHE SHAKEY TABLES
KING'S COUNTY RAMBLERS

"Healy’s vocals are at once potent, powerful, fragile, beckoning, vulnerable yet guarded. She writes like someone who has tasted her share of life; has been hurt; has been exhilarated; has found and lost her faith. There is a dare in this music... -BuddyHollywood

Friday, December 12th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Hearts On Fire


THE BLOODSHOTS
THE PAISLEY FIELDS

Together since Summer of 2012, The Bloodshots have been making waves and making friends around New York City with their honest approach to roots-Rockabilly. Known for their charismatic stage-presence and entertaining live show — don't be surprised if Little Lesley hops right up on her bass in high-heels — The Bloodshots keep it rolling at local watering holes like Hank’s Saloon. 

Wednesday, December 10th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

A Garden of My Own


HAMISH KILGOUR (THE CLEAN)
DEBBY SCHWARTZ (PG SIX/EMBER SCHRAG)
GARCIA PEOPLESHARPOON FOREVER

Incredibly, after all his work as a founding member of both The Clean and The Mad Scene, Hamish Kilgour has never released a proper solo album of his own, until now. Fans who have followed his work over the years will no doubt be pleased with his debut release All Of It And Nothing, an ode to the power of jangle, highlighting Kilgour’s innate ability to both gleam the melodic cube and let the choogle of a chord progression ride itself to greatness. The album carries a distinct hushed intimacy, full of soft-spoken phrases and light guitar play, which belies the power of the music it provides.

Saturday, December 6th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Photograph by Lee Greenfeld © 2014

Ragged And Rowdy


BEN HOPE & THE UPTOWN OUTFIT
PETE LANCTOT & THE STRAY DOGS

Ben Hope & The Uptown Outfit are a country band based in NYC. The group, fronted by Ben Hope (from Broadway's Once) features Miles Aubrey on lead guitar and Andy Galore on bass. These days the drummer spot seems to rotate between several very talented dudes, such as John Rochette and Joe Cogen. There is no better band to drink whisky to, and no better reason to put on your cowboy boots and come out on a New York City night.  

Pete Lanctot is a singer songwriter living in Brooklyn, NY. His songs are surreal and mysterious narratives often featuring sordid casts of characters who’s time, locations and origins are vague, and seem equally likely to be found in present day NYC, a Memphis juke joint of the '20s or hitchhiking a depression-era plains state highway. Musically, Pete’s songs carry on the American traditions of blues, folk and country music while avoiding reproduction and derivation, and embrace sonic experimentalism and the avant garde. Traditional blues and ballad forms are bent from their original shapes by untraditional playing techniques, droning accompaniments, and interactive free improvisation within the band. In a live setting, Pete accompanies his singing with a wide array of instruments including guitar, viola, violin, accordion and the haunting sounds of a strohviolin (a bowed string instrument where the sound is produced through a metal gramaphone-like horn). His band features a rotating cast of talented musicians and improvisers. Often utilizing very traditional blues, country and string band instrumentations (upright bass, drums, guitar, horns, banjo and pedal steel), the result is far from a polite Americana sound.

Friday, December 5th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Give Thanks


THE JAMES ROCKET • NU-SONICS

Come out for a night of rock with Nu-Sonics and a double-shot of The James Rocket as they continue what appears to be a really lazy, strung out residency at Hank's Saloon.

The James Rocket are sixteen strings and a drum kit of ukulele-free indie-rock. Some guy said they sounded like GBV and Sugar had a baby, but we're pretty sure he's full of shit.

Nu-Sonics are a shotgun wedding of the ringing hooks of Big Star and the rootsy grit of Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and frontman Alex Sniderman is funnier than you.

Saturday, November 29th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 9PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.

Rocking The Food Drive


SONS OF THE EARTH
FROM DA GROUND UP • JANADJ SUR

Thanksgiving food drive for the less fortunate!
Bring canned food items and warm winter clothes!

Tuesday, November 25th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10 donation. 21+ with ID.