What’s Up, Mutton Chops? Captain Heartlock is back from alternate Earth to bring you rockers, boppers, mind trippers and tobacco dippers theeee choice pick of the litter happenings in the middle of the week, in the night-ight-ight, when the sun goes down, when the blood moon rises and when the devil laughs like a rabies infected kangaroo at punk karaoke night (No FUCKING Journey)!
Wednesday September 15th
A special midweek edition of the monthly rockabilly/psychobilly party Midnite Monster Hop is happening this very Wednesday night at it’s home Otto’s Shrunken Head, featuring a live performance by Pete1, the founding member of the legendary Danish psychobilly bands Nekromantix and Holy Ghost and current guitarist for Mad Sin. Mike Decay and Mike Mortician will be spinning wax apropo throughout the evening. 10pm, no cover…
The captain of the good ship party trip is back in town: Jonathan Toubin hosts New York Night Train at the Lower East Side’s divey refuge from the suck, Motor City. Drop by, drink a little gin, do a little spin, and revel in whatever new vinyl treats he’s brought back from his latest travels…
Mr. Fine Wine is predictably and thankfully present to deliver one of the finest 60′s soul happenings around at Botanica‘s, blessing the unwashed masses with some rare and groovy r&b rumpshakers on ’45 vinyl.
Thursday September 16th
Union Pool is the place and the time is at hand for the record release party for our regional kings of heavy psychedlia, La Otracina, who are celebrating their 2 disc release Reality Has Got To Die on the Holy Mountain record label – they’ll be performing along with sonic brothers at arms Mondo Drag (all the way from Iowa), Columbus, Ohio’s The Main Street Gospel and Cloud and Canyon. DJ Memory Burn spins between and after bands. Unsure of the door charge (count on at LEAST 7 bucks) but the night will surely commence at 8. Let’s see if the building and it’s denizens can withstand…
Bowery Ballroom hosts a rare night of Southern fried rock and roll pathos! Headlining are the twangy garage, countrified fuzz sound ladies of Those Darlins (who are fearless enough to mix in some honky-tonk and roots sound into their rock). They’reÂ supported by Atlanta, Georgia powerpunks Gentleman Jesse and His Men and the 70′s Stones, boogie-woogie swagger of Austin’s The Strange Boys. Doors at 8, $13 dollars if you buy online or $15 at the door!
Dirtbags! Rockers! Punks: Assemble! One of the finest vintage stores in the city, Metropolis Vintage presents East Down & GONER Bound!! This wild gathering features live performances by San Francisco punkers The Outdoorsmen, hopped up hoodlum trouble makers Liquor Store and the proto-punk, sewer glam sounds of Born Loose. If that ain’t enough for ya New Bomb Turks frontman Eric Davidson will not only be reading selections from his book We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, but he’ll also be spinning fantastic records along with that long-haired madman Drew Redbone. Look forward to ridiciulous rare rock footage projections on the walls and screens, and for those who are smart, hungry and cheap enough to get there early, there’ll be FREE food from the new punk rock Cajun joint that’s the sensation of the hood and food snobs alike, Honeychiles. This can only take place at Bushwick Brooklyn’s mecca of madness Don Pedro, kicking off at 9pm for a meager $6 dollar cover (which includes a FREE, limited edition mixtape featuring tonight’s bands) and cheap beer to be had…boffo smash!
That’s what’s up, my ninjas. Treat Your Mama Right
-Captain Heartlock.Tags: born loose, Cloud and Canyon, drew redbone, Eric Davidson, Holy Mountain, jonathan toubin, la otracina, liquor store, Mad Sin, Main Street Gospel, metropolis vintage, Midnite Monster Hop, Mike Decay, mike mortician, Mondo Drag, mr fine wine, Nekromantix, new york night train, Pete1, The New Bomb Turks, The Outdoorsmen