Suicide Sally

Sally•Can't•Dance Presents

Suicide Sally

Martin Rev (Suicide), Ric Ocasek (The Cars), Eugene Hütz (Gogol Bordello), Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore), Kid Congo Powers, Jesse Malin, Johnny Aries (The Drums), Dante Vega, Liz Lamere, Johnny T, Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras), Mr. Pharmacist aka Gregg Foreman, J.G. Thirlwell, Ben Vaughn, Jared Artaud (Vacant Lots), Perkin Barnes, Palmyra Delran, Diane Gentile w/ Alfonso Velez, Jim Sclavunos, LG Galleon (Dead Leaf Echo), Keith Streng (The Fleshtones), Pink Slip Daddy

Thu · January 25, 2018

8:30 pm

$25.00

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This event is 21 and over

Sally•Can't•Dance
Sally•Can't•Dance
In a time when everyone says New York City is dead, all the artists, outlaws, and anything fun has been forced to the outer boroughs, a group of friends and instigators have decided to come together to start a monthly rock ‘n’ roll party, Sally Can’t Dance. It’s a night to bring all the tribes together, dressed up and messed up, for decadence and debauchery on the dance floor. This is a place for fast kids and old pros, drag queens and young punks, glitter glam and doom.
Martin Rev (Suicide)
Martin Rev (Suicide)
American musician and the instrumentalist, born 18 December 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Ric Ocasek (The Cars)
Ric Ocasek (The Cars)
American musician and music producer, born 23 March 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Eugene Hütz (Gogol Bordello)
Eugene Hütz (Gogol Bordello)
Ukrainian-born singer and composer, born 6 September 1972 in Boiarka, Soviet Union (today Ukraine).
Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore)
Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore)
American drummer.
Kid Congo Powers
Kid Congo Powers
Kid Congo Powers, born March 27, 1959 in La Puente, California, USA, Chicano renegade guitar stylist, is known for his work in The Gun Club (which he co-founded with singer Jeffrey Lee Pierce), The Cramps, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Congo Norvell, Knoxville Girls and Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds. Additionally, Kid Congo Powers is a prolific songwriter and lyricist.
Jesse Malin
Jesse Malin
Originally released in 2002, Jesse Malin's classic solo debut is to be reissued on 26th February as a limited run on double CD and Vinyl with new sleevenotes by The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon. The second disc adds 11 more tracks originally demoed for the record at Electric Lady studios, only 4 of which made it to the final version – which gives an insight into the quantity and quality of material to hand at the time. Pre-order the reissued LP here.

Says Jesse of the record today: "Ryan Adams inspired me to be fearless and free on my first record as a solo artist. I had no idea I'd still be playing these songs years later and I'm grateful to him for his perfect production, amazing playing and giving me a kickstart down a new road after singing in a punk rock band.
These songs are all very, very personal to me and they took me from my crooked, downtown studio apartment to the rest of the world. We recorded and mixed the record in five days with the wonderful Tom Schick and the controls. I've since yet to do a record this fast or this real."

The sessions also featured Smashing Pumpkins/Hole bass player Melissa Auf der Maur contributing soulful back-up vocals and Joe McGinty (Spacehog, Psychedelic Furs, Angels of Light) on keys. "Malin's songs are so good they hurt my feelings," said Adams at the time.

A native New York City singer/songwriter born out of a hard-core punk and rock'n roll background, Jesse Malin has played and toured since the age of 13. He is a street-wise story teller whose characters and slice of life lyrics portray a world of unsung heroes, helpless romantics and rock'n roll survivors. (Comparisons are often made to artists such as Neil Young, Lou Reed, Paul Westerberg, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Strummer, Lenny Bruce and Martin Scorcese). After a 5 year break between records, Jesse returned in 2015 with the double whammy of 'New York Before The War' and 'Outsiders'.
Johnny Aries (The Drums)
Johnny Aries (The Drums)
Dante Vega
Son of Alan Vega
J.G. Thirlwell
J.G. Thirlwell
Born: January 29, 1960, Melbourne, Australia

Native of Melbourne, Australia, Jim Thirlwell conceived the basic Foetus concept, when he relocated to London in 1978. The first Foetus release "OKFM / Spite Your Face" appeared in January 1981 on Thirwell's own Self Immolation label. Relocated this time to New York City in 1984, he operates since then under many monikers: mainly Foetus, but also Wiseblood (with Roli Mosimann), Steroid Maximus, Ectopic Ents International. Thirwell has also produced, mixed and/or performed on vast quantities of recordings including many of the releases on Lydia Lunch's Widowspeak label and artists as diverse as The The, Nurse With Wound, Pantera, Virgin Prunes, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Coil, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arto Lindsay, Marc Almond and countless others...
Ben Vaughn
Ben Vaughn
American musician, music producer and a longtime Rambler (automobile) enthusiast, born in Collingswood, New Jersey.
The "Ben Vaughn Combo" released two albums and toured the US from 1983 to 1988. Vaughn then had a solo career, 1988-1994, recording four albums and touring Europe and the United States. As a musician, he is perhaps best known for his "Rambler '65" album that was recorded entirely in his car.
As a producer, Vaughn made albums for artists such as Charlie Feathers and Los Straitjackets. He also collaborated with Alan Vega and Alex Chilton.
Now living in California, Vaughn works in film and television. Notable for his work on That '70s Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Black Mask and Psycho Beach Party.
Vaughn also is the producer and host of The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn, a weekly, hour-long radio show.
Palmyra Delran
Palmyra Delran
Diane Gentile w/ Alfonso Velez
Diane Gentile w/ Alfonso Velez
Diane Gentile had just returned from an acoustic tour in England and began working late nights at a local music venue in New York City. She spent many hours there listening to every kind of band perform. "It made me miss being on stage and kept knawing at me to get on with my real passion." One of the bands that really spoke to her was The Miracle 3, fronted by renown singer/songwriter Steve Wynn, of the Dream Syndicate. "There was a magical interplay between him and guitarist Jason Victor. It had a certain melodic chaos, that distinct kind that I really wanted to hear on my record.". She then met drummer Colin Brooks at a show where he was laying down his super soul beats in The Hurricane Bells. She was also inspired by bassist Matt Basile, on stage with a dual female fronted rock band, Mother Feather. "Suddenly I saw before me, my new group." Alfonso Velez walked in shortly thereafter and became the final addition to this congregation. This is how Diane and The Gentle Men came to be.

Not too long after playing shows to full houses in venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and Berlin in downtown Manhattan, the band soon ended up in a cool new studio built in an old firehouse in Redhook Brooklyn, called Atomic, where Interpol and Mark Ronson had recently recorded. Steve Wynn agreed to produce this first EP to be released through Velvet Elk/One Little Indian Records (Bjork, Dead Heavens, Twilight Singers).

The A-side, "Motorcycle" "was inspired by strumming a warn in 1957 Gibson drinking a glass of white wine and thinking about one of the new local heroes in town, who plays in a couple of bands, Threats/Drowners. B- side "Boyfriend" and bonus track "Wasted Word" were blasted through fast and loose in that instant one-day session.

The record was mixed by Clif Norell, (R.E.M., The Replacements, Bruce Springsteen) and the other tracks mixed by Merle Chornuk (Ryan Adams, Nels Cline), the owner of Atomic Studios.

With this first EP behind her, Diane began opening for acclaimed artists: Richard Lloyd (Television), Steve Wynn, Jesse Malin, Tommy Stinson, Jason Darling, Laura Cantrell and more. Diane and the Gentle Men will finish recording the full album this spring, with Steve Wynn producing. Tour dates in New York, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia and the UK are being scheduled.

"For years I've written songs behind closed doors. I've craved for the moment when the writing would go to the players, come alive, hit tape, and gain character, finally reaching that stage, where the songs are no longer just mine.”
Jim Sclavunos
Jim Sclavunos
American rock music drummer, percussionist and producer.
LG Galleon (Dead Leaf Echo)
LG Galleon (Dead Leaf Echo)
Brooklyn's Dead Leaf Echo is a music/art collective that released their debut LP Thought and Language in 2013. That premier album was strongly influenced by many 4AD acts, brought into sharp focus by the mixing of This Mortal Coil’s John Fryer (Lush, NIN, Depeche Mode) and featuring artwork by 4ADs legendary designer, V23's Vaughan Oliver (Pixies, Bauhaus), which further enhanced their strong aesthetic connections to that label. The band maintains a distinctive ethos--embracing their idols, while still forging their own sound.

Their second LP, Beyond Desire, coming October 13th via Papercup Music finds them working with legendary My Bloody Valentine engineer Guy Fixsen (MBV, WIRE) and Jorge Elbreht (Ariel Pink, No Joy, Frankie Rose, Violens, Lansing-Drieden) with artwork from Timothy O’Donnell (another 4AD design alumni) at Mexican Summer's Gary's Electric studio in Greenpoint.

The new record finds them exploring something much more than bands within their sphere typically strive for - it's introspection leavened with human connectedness and higher arching themes of maturation and growth that transcend the basic needs of lust and want. This record comes far closer to approximating their live show, with a scorching sound that is often volatile, rife with damaged guitar deconstructions and gleaming figures, yet maintains their eminently melodic sensibilities. Beyond Desire, shifts from shimmering to scorching at the drop of a hat held together by rock solid songwriting. By moving between both ends of the spectrum, the ten tracks on Beyond Desire function both as blissed-out, resplendent expository narratives, and also as pure, white-noise nihilism.

Both their live performances and album, replete with gorgeous packaging and artwork, are crucial entry points to understanding the band.

Their upcoming tour will take them across the country from New Orleans to California playing in old and new cities alike over the course of three months. DLE has done multiple national tours over the past three years resulting in over 200 shows and taking them to SXSW, CMJ, NXNE, Northside Festival and everywhere in between. Previous tours and SXSW bills included Swervedriver, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Ocean Blue, The Warlocks, Modern English, The Wedding Present & Trail Of the Dead. They're also veterans of the Desert Stars festival, sharing a bill with the Lemonheads and opening for Lou Barlow in the Joshua Tree desert in 2016. They've toured the East with Slumberland bands Weekend and Lorelei, and on the West Coast with Beach Fossils and the Telescopes at The Echo. They played a festival in 2011 with the Psychedelic Furs as well as sold out shows in 2010 opening for the then recently reunited Chapterhouse and Ulrich Schnauss.

They’ve constantly topped the CMJ Top 20 indie charts, have played twice live on the venerable KEXP's John in the Morning, and were recently featured as song of the day, while simultaniously on regular rotation on KEXP, and have also been featured on Nic Harcourt's KCSN show Morning Becomes Electric.

"Some of the best live music in the city"
-Time Out NY

“Muscular, layered guitar-pop”
-Toronto Star

"DLE bring you Dream-Pop!"
-FILTER Magazine

"DLE play guitar-pop in the mold of Primal Scream and Swervedriver."
-Death and Taxes

"We love Dead Leaf Echo's dreamy pop"
-The L Magazine
Pink Slip Daddy
Pink Slip Daddy
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/