It’s months later, but millions of those affected by Hurricane Sandy still need help. Tonight we’re hosting a great show in conjunction with Scenic Presents, and all proceeds go to the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. So come on out and enjoy these five awesome bands, knowing your hard-earned cash is going to help people truly in need!
- Candy Hearts: “… their formula of gritty pop-punk with a musical twist from two decades ago makes for a fun if also familiar experience through six tracks. The result is something that is tough to shake in terms of catchiness and just plain good songwriting – all while remembering to make a personal touch on the lyrical side of things” (Absolute Punk). Girl-fronted sugary pop punk. Listen here.
- Banquets: “Banquets’ refreshing take on melodic punk rock truly transcends any limitations of the genre. Of course you can talk of the band’s pedigree, Banquets lead singer Travis Omilian was the original singer for Let Me Run and other members have played in bands such as Outsmarting Simon, Static Radio NJ, The Stand In and The Banner, but all that undersells just how quickly Banquets have grown into their very own exciting entity” (Will Miller, Beartrap PR). Listen here.
- Model Home: “Formed in the fall of 2010, Model Home is a collective of individuals with varied musical tastes— uniting to form aggressive sounding alternative rock music. Members of the group have backgrounds in bands including but not limited to: Line Of Scrimmage, Stray 76, Probable Cause and Reclaim The Crown. Our debut recording, the Almost There, Brother EP will be released in the beginning of Summer 2011. We love music.” Listen here.
- Up For Nothing: “Brooklyn’s own best kept secret Up For Nothing are back again with five new songs, a decade under their belt, an impressive list of new friends, and a new found understanding of their own sound. The In Trance EP offers the opportunity for this New York trio to flirt with the idea of mixing in their signature 90’s fast, catchy pop/punk sound with a new found level of maturation and structure.” Listen here.
- Sad and French are not French. As for the sad? Well it’s lo-fi Americana folk. This two-piece acoustic act can sound like a stripped down Two Gallants or even Jawbreaker when they’re ramping up, or a stripped down Bright Eyes when they’re not. Either way, their hyperbolically heartbroken lyrics provide the perfect soundtrack for shooting whiskey, slamming beers and loudly proclaiming righteous indignation at anyone who’s ever mishandled your heart. Listen here
LATE NIGHT (no cover):
DJ Rob Nitro plays:
* PUNK * POWER POP * NEW WAVE *
* ROCK-A-BILLY * SKA * GLAM * ROCK *
* NEW YORK DOLLS * JOAN JETT * BILLY IDOL * GANG OF FOUR * THE JAM *
* LOU REED * DAVID BOWIE * TALKING HEADS * GENERATION X * DEAD BOYS *
* JOHNNY THUNDERS * SHAM 69 * DEAD KENNEDYS * THE DAMNED * MOTORHEAD *
* CHEAP TRICK * THE CARS * THE RECORDS * THE UNDERTONES * DELTA-5 *
* ELVIS COSTELLO * JOE JACKSON * THE STRAY CATS * ROBERT GORDON *
* THE SPECIALS * MADNESS * XTC * ADAM AND THE ANTS * DEVO *
* BOW WOW WOW * THE GO GO’s * THE HUMAN LEAGUE * O.M.D. *
* ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN * SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES * JOY DIVISION *
* DEPECHE MODE * THE SMITHS * THE CURE * THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS *
* MINISTRY * NEW ORDER * YAZ * ERASURE * BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE *
* THE CRAMPS * BUZZCOCKS * WREKLESS ERIC * AND LOTS MORE!