Archive for August, 2011

Rock You Like a Hurricane

Posted: August 28, 2011 in Entries

I’ll never get sick of that song! “Come on Irene,”though, is slowly getting to me…But, here’s a hurricane soundtrack for your weather woes!

and a cover!

Not literally about the weather, but that’s ok!


It was one hell of homecoming show for Outernational. Announced only a week before, these high spirited rockers gathered a huge crowd at Bowery Electric this past Monday. Out in LA for the last several months, the band emerged with tracks from their new album, “Welcome to the Revolution,” with an anticipated release date this year.  Joining the quintet was Newark, NJ’s ‘s hard-rocking, lady-fronted  Killing the Messenger.

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It’s a dark and stormy and humid  summer night in New York, but nothing can put a damper on NYC rock n roll. By the time The Wicked Tomorrow hit the stage at Pianos tonight at 10pm, the torrential downpour will subside in time to take a walk afterwards over to Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2.  Deadbeat Darling will be gracing the stage and The Bottom Dollars will follow suit for the late night show.  Come on, brave the rain!

Outernational returns to their home city to rock Bowery Electric with their upcoming album’s material, debuting it to New York ears, at Bowery Electric tonight. Joining them is New Jersey-based Killing the Messenger.  Doors are at 8pm and it’s 18+!

Last night, the seventh Shakedown, an almost monthly party hosted by NYC’s The Shake was moved from The Red Door to Pianos. Let’s just say, “Bad boys, bad boys,What you gonna do? What you gonna do when they come for you?” Actually, no one was busted, but suspicions were raised about the all-ages “underground” party, forcing a relocation.  Anyway, the cops couldn’t stop rock ‘n roll, and the Shake and Black Taxi played to a full house despite the last minute change in plans.  

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Another night spent at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg brought out two of the top art forms in New York: fashion and music. In collaboration with Romantic Rock Designs, the venue presented a fashion show of pin-up type clothing and rock n roll by Aabaraki, Reckless Sons, and Black Taxi.  Now, I have David Bowie stuck in my head.

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On Tuesday night, the first of four residency shows for Governor started off with rock ‘n blues trio, The London Souls, for whom I can finally say, “Download their new, full-length, self-titled album!” The next three Tuesday’s will feature an array of NY bands with the residents, including some of my favorites, the Courtesy Tier and Hollis Brown next week!

Here’s a look back to the 9th!

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The Shakedown is still going strong!  The seventh installment goes down tonight at PIANOS (Moved from the Red Door) with extended sets by Black Taxi and hosts, The Shake. Doors at 8:30 pm. It’s only 5 bucks!

Fashion, pinups, tattoos, and rock ‘n roll are a winning combination and will take the form of Romantic Rock Designs, local tattoo artists,  and music by rockin’ Reckless Sons, soulful Aabaraki, and dancy Black Taxi at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn tonight. Door are at 8pm, and if this is your first trip to Cameo, it’s in the back of The Lovin’ Cup!

Tonight’s double feature is a rock ‘n roll delight, starting off with Hollis Brown at Bowery Ballroom. Doors are at 8pm, and tickets are still available at the door!

If you pace yourself, you can still check out the rambunctious trio, The Click Clack Boom at Pianos at 11pm!

See you out there!