Dead Boys (Ft. Cheetah Chrome & Johnny Blitz)

Dead Boys (Ft. Cheetah Chrome & Johnny Blitz)

Pale Moon Gang, Tuff Sunshine

Sun ยท January 28, 2018

7:00 pm

$25.00 - $30.00

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This event is 21 and over

Dead Boys (Ft. Cheetah Chrome & Johnny Blitz)
Dead Boys (Ft. Cheetah Chrome & Johnny Blitz)
The Dead Boys were an American punk rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. The band was among the first wave of early punk bands, and was known as one of the rowdiest and most violent punk groups of the era. The Dead Boys were initially active from 1976 to 1979, briefly reuniting in 1986, and then later again in 2004 and 2005 without their frontman Stiv Bators.
Pale Moon Gang
Pale Moon Gang
"PALE MOON GANG reflects the raw aggressiveness and tender underbelly of
New York, the city they call home. With riffs that grab you and won't let
go, the GANG creates a smoldering energy that rides on a wave of pure
rock'n'roll.

Lead vocalist/guitarist Richard Dev Greene was born and raised in New York
City. His playground, downtown's Lower East Side, afforded him an
experience few aspiring rockers ever get - exposure to NYC's raw,
rebellious, punk rock scene. From that point on, Greene knew he had but
one calling in life. This destiny led his first band, Pale Face Of Youth,
to the doorstep of fame. After being spotted at CBGB, Pale Face was
offered an opening spot for The CLASH, a band whose audiences routinely
crucified opening acts. Yet, this was not the case with Pale Face, who
went over so well they were offered two more shows on what turned out to
be The Clash's farewell tour. This honor lead to opening slots for other
legends like PIL, The Cramps, Billy Idol and The Ramones.

Around this time, a fourteen year old Luke Miller happened to cross paths
with Greene at the now legendary Saint Marks Bar. After an initial
confrontation, fueled by drink and teen-aged macho posturing, the two
bonded in their mutual mania for rock'n'roll. They danced and thrashed to
songs by the Sex Pistols, Iggy, and the Clash and as each song entered
their bloodstream like the same drug, they knew a lifelong friendship was
brewing. A few weeks later Miller went to see Pale Face perform and was
blown away. In his journal he recalls, ""Greene glided across the stage
like James Brown and attacked his guitar with the ferociousness of Joe
Strummer"". He felt the only thing missing was himself onstage with Greene.
At the time, the only instrument Miller could play was the radio, but this
was soon to change. Greene spent weeks teaching Miller bass guitar and
soon their musical lives together had begun. Their personal connection
produced great music and an intense onstage chemistry...but intense
chemistry often has unintended consequences. A fanatical devotion to punk
ideology combined with a few arrests, too much junkie business and more
than a dash of cold gin, led their then manager to declare these boys
""unmanageable"". Indeed they were, and with their mission sidetracked, they
went their separate ways.

Time heals all wounds. Miller came to Greene in 2004 with a proposition:
reform the band in attitude and energy, but with a new sound. Thus, PALE
MOON GANG was born. The startling compliment to their sound comes from
Brian Wolfe, an amazingly skilled drummer and true southern gentleman, who
transforms onstage into the brilliant, manic ""Wolfman"". They performed
their debut show at the place it all started, CBGB, and their mission
began anew.

When watching Greene and Miller perform, you feel as if you're seeing
their story unfold. Their wildly fluid and untamed onstage rapport
captivates audiences and makes them true believers, just as Greene did for
Miller that first time.

PALE MOON GANG is recording a new album at Brooklyn's Excello Studios.
Their current sound evolves from heavy bass hooks, driving beats, and
sinewy guitar passion, coupled with lyrics that dive in deep. It's a sound
that burrows inside you and makes itself home. That's alright, this is
tribal music medicine that makes it all better"
Tuff Sunshine
Tuff Sunshine is a 3-piece pared-down indie-rock trio that Time-Out New York accurately describes as "cool, emotive indie fare that skillfully fuses funky soul with wiry post-punk." The band features Johnny Leitera (guitar/vocals), Ani Cordero (drums/vocals) and Turner Stough (bass). Those online offering accolades and critical praise include My Old Kentucky Blog, The Huffington Post, Tom Tom Magazine, Obscure Sound and BPM, among others. The band were AOL/ Spinner.com's "Download of the Day" and were prominently featured by Nic Harcourt ("America's most influential DJ") on his nationally-syndicated "Connections" radio show. They were recently named a "NY Band You Oughta Know" by stagebuddy.com and "New Band of the Day" by the UK blog Louder Than War.

Influences range from the punk and post-punk of the 80's and 90's to the great Stax recordings of the 60's and 70's, with a concentration on evocative lyrics and a direct, no-frills approach to production. Each member brings their own vibe to the arrangements, solidifying the band's distinct sound, which continues to define itself while it continues to expand in scope.

Tuff Sunshine has been playing consistently in NYC and beyond, including a string of East Coast dates with legendary Brazilian band Os Mutantes (who Ani has toured with in the past). Their first EP, Half-Mast Steadfast set the pace, being recorded after the band had been together for less than 3 months, leading to the 2nd EP Kids Know , which was recorded and mixed by famed no-wave pioneer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Brian Eno). The band is currently working on their first full-length, due out early 2015 to be entitled Fire In the Hero Building.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/