Archive for June, 2012

Tonight is yet another June birthday celebration. This time, Lights Resolve drummer, Neal Saini, rocks for his 30th year at Rockwood Music Hall!  The show is FREE and 21+, but get there early, around 9pm to secure a spot.  If you haven’t already, check out the band’s recent release, Feel You’re Different.  

Tonight, hip-hop, soul, rock, and vibrant energy in the form of PushMethod celebrates two fold. Firstly, their new single and  video, “Technology Kids,” will have its debut, and secondly, guitarist, Dusty, will be in the spotlight for his rockin’ birthday party.  The festivities begin at 9pm at Tender Trap in Brooklyn,the video will be screened at 10pm, and DJ Jah-Jah will be spinning for the remainder of the evening. Don’t forget your dancing shoes and see you there!

Last weekend, Brooklyn’s claim to festival fame took place all  throughout the borough for an entire week, featuring over 350 bands!  Read more about Saturday and Sunday‘s music on The Deli, and check out some photos below!

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On June 14, fighting songs were accompanied by drunken fights at The Paramount in Huntington, NY when Outernational joined forces with Flogging Molly, starting off  a three day tour stint. Outernational got the audience jumping and warming up, as the Celtic punk troupe drove the crowd fainting and frenzied moshing as they played for nearly two hours, including an encore.  Here”s some of the evening caught for your viewing pleasure…

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OK, so I’m a little behind, but Friday, June 15 was a night of back to back rock that started with Isle of Rhodes, escalating with Vinyette, and exploding with Social Hero to celebrate SH’s Dave Lloyd’s third decade.  Here’ look back on the night….

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Tonight at the ironically dark Lit Lounge, lead vocalist of Social Hero, Dave Lloyd, will be throwing a rockstravaganza with friends and fellow rock compatriots, Vinyette, Isle of Rhodes, and Hoodless. There’s no better way to celebrate another year than being as loud as possible and sweating it out with those who matter most. Doors are at 8pm, $8, 21+.  Get ready to get rowdy!

Fighting songs, traditional Celtic songs, punk, and rock ‘n roll come together as Outernational joins the Flogging Molly tour for the weekend. Starting off tonight in Huntington, NY at the Paramount, the “future rock” quintet and seven Celtic punk rockers head up to the House of Blues in Boston tomorrow and Palace Theater in Albany on Saturday. If you like to jig, headbang, or shake your hips, you have a chance to do all of the above for three straight nights! Doors are at 7pm!

Last Thursday, Brooklyn-founded quartet, The Click Clack Boom made a special appearance at The Box as part of a fundraiser for aerial arts based emerging film, “Taxiplasm,” and their indie/art rock sound fit the bill perfectly.  A silent auction featuring a variety of local talents’ work, including The Click Clack Boom’s very own Joseph Wolf Grazi,  served as visual accompaniment to the equally varied musical acts.  Following the indie rockers, female vocal troupe, Hydra, hit the stage, singing Russian folk songs mostly a capella with impeccable flair and precision.  Taking a break from musical performances, an aerial demonstration stimulated the senses before headliner, Sean Lennon, whose creations were definitely “out of the box.” He and drummer, Greg Saunier, aka The Mystical Weapons hypnotized the crowd with strobe lights and avant garde electro-jams, comprised of buzzes, beeps, and whirs emanating from unidentified electronic devices, bass/guitar distortions, and eruptions of spastic drums.  The evening was a unique collaboration of artists and a rare opportunity that was a privilege to experience.  Catch The Click Clack Boom next at Santo’s Party House on Tuesday, June 19 for the Reverbnation Showcase (Free admission!).



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I’ve finally recovered from bouncing around New York City and it’s outer-boroughs during Memorial Day weekend.Thursday, May 24 marked the official close (or should I say mini-break?) of Outernational’s 2 month+ “Todos Somos Ilegales” tour.  Celebrating with a homecoming show at NYC’s The Dominion, Outernational was joined by NY-based trio, The Bowery Riots. Making it an even more special night, the revolutionary rockers’ friend and album-contributor, Chad Smith, appeared and apparently, insisted on rocking out a few tunes on his break from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ tour.

However, despite labeling the Dominion show as a “closer,” Outernational kept going. They played two “tour encore” shows, one at The Full Cup in Staten Island, honoring their trumpet/accordion/organ player, “Dr.” Jesse Blum’s origins, and the other at East Hampton’s Stephen Talkhouse. I had not been to either place, so for me, it was a weekend of musical touristing and a glimpse into touring.

As usual, Outernational is still busy and working, releasing another music video in the next few days and  playing confirmed summer shows: June 21 at Make Music NY in Staten Island (Tappen Park),  July 21 at Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT, August 31 in Laredo, TX, and September 1 at the Texas Street Festival in the Rio Grande Valley.  Others TBA!

Here’s a look back!

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