Saturday, October 20th 2012: 7PM-Wyldlyfe (CMJ) // 11PM-Glamdammit: PRETTY BABIES


  • Wyldlife describe their recent single and its accompanying video as “a delicate, heart-wrenching story of four dudes playing rock and roll, a hair salon, hot babes, shirtless men, makeout parties, tattoos and copious amounts of alcohol.”  They strike us as The Kooks meets The Libertines.  Rock swagger with a ballsy swing.  Listen here.
  • Slow Country is one of our favorite bands.  We feel like they’re somewhere between Calla, Bedhead and Nada Surf whenever Nada Surf is playing ballads.  It is feel-good music for those of us that feel good when we hear not-so-feel-good music, done in the most expert way possible.  Listen here.
  • Dalton, from his bio: “Dalton is the solo-project of Brooklyn-based singer / songwriter Nate Harar. His debut EP is inspired by an eclectic array of sounds spanning several decades.  Prior to embarking on this recent solo-project Harar sang and played guitar with indie-rock band Sugar, It’s Eli.  In the spring of 2012 he decided to embark on his first creative solo project playing bass, guitar, synthesizer and drums while recording in his apartment studio. He soon emerged with a unique brand of lo fi pop songs influenced by bands like Talking Heads, David Bowie, Pixies and Peter Gabriel.”  Listen here
  • The Montreal Hour calls Poingly “kind of like a gay-boy version of Peaches with slightly less cussing and sass, unless you count their massively warped track ‘I Want to Stick My Vagina Into Your Penis.’”  We think it sounds like Eric Cartman high on cocaine and Pepsi covering Wesley Willis.  Listen here.
  • Les Rhinocéros, from their bio“Hailing from the Washington, DC area, the young band Les Rhinocéros delivers a crazy world in sound, blending aspects of rock, world music, noise, ambient and jazz.  The trio of teenagers was formed in 2008 while the players were still in high school, and has developed since then into an intense and wildly imaginative group that takes music to its extremes.  Emotional, minimalistic, intense and grooving, this is music that goes beyond imagination to the edges of sanity.  The group continues their sonic experiments by adding unusual instruments into the traditional rock band setting.”  Listen here.

11PM TONIGHT ($5):

GLAMDAMMIT returns, with Twig the Wonderkid and friends spinning fist-pumping rock and roll, punk anthems and glittery glam rock alongside a cavalcade of stars!

This month’s celebration is hosted by Kris Khaos and Krew and features DJ sets by Twig the Wonderkid and James David, a birthday celebration for Neon Music, a late night cabaret by Michael T, photographs by Allison Wonderland and Strixx Slade at the door.  There will also be free PBR from 11PM until supplies run out!

Tonight will also feature live performances from:

  • The Brats, who are celebrating the release of a new album tonight, were a seminal force in the early New York City music scene, and they’re still going today.  They were formed in 1972 by an ex-New York Doll, they were given their band name by Alice Cooper, and they were the first band that KISS ever opened for.  We’d say this star-studded resume is, uh, quite adequate.  Listen here.
  • Haley Bowery & The Manimals, from their bio: “NYC post-glam / powerpop band Haley Bowery & the Manimals stands out in the oversaturated rock scene with their deeply felt, personal lyrics and memorable hooks.  Haley’s voice is authentic and expressive, electric with raw emotionality, begging comparison to Chrissie Hynde and Joan Jett.  A vision in false eyelashes and high heels, she is one part girly-girl and two parts Brooklyn badass, a punk rock spirit indelibly shaped by the great writers of folk and American standards.  On a dime she can channel Courtney Love at her most aggressive or Regina Spektor at her most intimate, but her love of language is always unmistakable.  Among her influences, she counts Liz Phair, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, The Pretenders, No Doubt, Blondie and The Breeders.”  Listen here.
  • The Pretty Babies, from their bio“The biggest thing to hit the Lower East Side since the original, The Pretty Babies is an alt-rockergirl supergroup Blondie tribute band  featuring Mony ‘The Falconess’ Falcone (Sit ‘N’ Spin, BIG) on bass; Bibi Farber (The Richard Lloyd Group, The Ventilators) on keyboards;  Heidi Leib (Sit ‘N’ Spin, the Lonesome Prairie Dogs) on lead guitar; Linda Pitmon (Steve Wynn’s Miracle 3, The Baseball Project & The Minus 5) on drums; Jill Richmond (The Aquanettas, The Mean Reds) on rhythm guitar; and platinum chanteuse / provocateuse, Tammy Faye Starlite, on lead vocals.  A glorious pop-punky-glitter ball- Studio 54-meets-CBGB’s night of late ’70′s decadent delirium awaits the concert goer.  Sunday girls lurk fetchingly around the chronometric corner.”  Listen here.

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