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, Cynthia Ross, Palmyra Delran and Doppel Gang, Diane Gentile and the Gentle Men, Jim Sclavunos, LG Galleon (Dead Leaf Echo), Keith Streng (The Fleshtones), Joseph Arthur, Peter Zaremba (The Fleshtones), Pink Slip Daddy

Thu · January 25, 2018

8:30 pm

$25

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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
Already a veteran of the NYC hardcore scene by the time he was a teenager, Jesse Malin first rose to fame with the influential punk band D Generation, a group Rolling Stone called "the best thing to happen to New York noise in the Nineties." Malin traded in his electric for an acoustic in 2002, though, shedding his skin and embarking on an acclaimed solo career with his Ryan Adams-produced debut, ‘The Fine Art of Self Destruction.’ Hailed by Uncut as “an instant classic,” the record was stripped-down, raw, and intimate, earning comparisons to Neil Young and Tom Waits for its ragged, poetic beauty. In the decade-and-a-half that followed, Malin would go on to blur the lines between singer-songwriter and punk rocker with a string of similarly celebrated solo albums, including his most recent back-to-back releases, ‘Outsiders’ and ‘New York Before The War.’ Malin has recorded with Bruce Springsteen and Green Day, performed on The Tonight Show, Conan, and Letterman, and shared stages with everyone from The Replacements and The Hold Steady to Bob Weir and The Gaslight Anthem. A prolific writer and relentless road warrior, he continues to circle the globe with his band and is currently completing work on his seventh studio album, a collaboration with American roots icon Lucinda Williams.
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 and Doppel Gang
Palmyra Delran and Doppel Gang
Packing more rock savvy than most members of the alterna-rock Boy’s Club and more melody than her Riot Grrrl counterparts, the rhythms and riffs of Palmyra Delran’s songs stand out in the punk rock landscape. Wielding her guitar like a carving knife and using her voice as the most potent of spices, she sprinkles her music liberally with powerful rhythms and textures, garnishing it with sugary melodies and acerbic lyrics.

As the founder, songwriter and creative soul of “trashy pop band” The Friggs, Palmyra built a working model for the ideal punk girl group. They released debut CD "Rock Candy" and singles collection "Today is Tomorrow's Yesterday", toured incessantly throughout the ‘90s, opening for the Selecter, the Ramones, Cheap Trick among others, and were included in the movies "Superbad", "Jawbreaker", "Lipstick & Dynamite", and "Prey for Rock & Roll".

On her 2008 solo debut EP titled "She Digs the Ride", Palmyra flirts with charm, surf rock, dysfunctional relationships, and solid guitar grooves. Her song "Baby Should Have Known Better" was picked by Little Steven as the "Coolest Song in the World" in November '08, then voted "Coolest Song of 2008" by Underground Garage listeners.

2011 will begin with Palmyra on a tour of Scandinavia with Stupidity (Sweden), & the Cocktail Slippers (Norway). Her new digital single "Lies For You" is a sample of what to expect on the next full length Palmyra Delran CD "You Are What You Absorb" due out later in the year.
Diane Gentile and the Gentle Men
Diane Gentile and the Gentle Men
Diane Gentile,currently has her own band called Diane and The Gentle Men, featuring Colin Brooks (Hurricane Bells), Jason Victor (The Dream Syndicate) and Matt Basile (ex-Mother Feather).

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.

The "Motorcycle" single was chosen by Little Steven for Little Steven's Underground Garage for "Coolest Song" program whereby the song was played in heavy rotation that lastest many weeks. The B-side "Girlfriend" was also featured.
The video has over 1000 views and the song is constantly hot on Shazam.

Diane and the Gentle Men just completed recording "Little Things" and "Perfect People", the new digital 45 they will release in November. The full album hits in January.
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
Joseph Arthur
Joseph Arthur
"Elegant and moving tribute to his late friend Lou Reed."


"Joseph Arthur does the near-impossible on "Lou" (Vanguard). He brilliantly summarizes the career of his friend, the late Lou Reed, not by using the usual music industry criteria, but emotional ones. Arthur's voice, especially when he creates a chorus of his own harmonies, serves as a knowing guide in this celebration of the Freeport native."

"…..these songs, drawn from Reed's extensive canon — both solo and as part of the Velvet Underground — are presented in stripped down settings consisting solely of piano and/or guitar, allowing a personal perspective that makes them all the more revealing. Arthur's attempt to — in his words — "bring out something unheard before" in order to reveal new perspectives succeeds admirably."


"Arthur pays stirring tribute to Lou Reed with heartfelt versions of 12 of Reed's songs flecked with nothing more than piano, acoustic guitar and the memories of his fallen friend."


"Lou [Joseph Arthur's album] offers a glimpse behind the curtain, both homage and a way to breathe new life into Reed's remarkably deep, but consistent, catalog for future generations to come."


"It's ["Lou"] beautifully bare, but Arthur's personal grief provides the real emotional pull."


"Going without drums and amps, Arthur tries not to disturb the dust motes swirling within the space he shares with the specter. "Lou" is not Arthur's fist in the air; it's his quiet fist-bump with every other bereft Reed fan."
Pink Slip Daddy
Pink Slip Daddy
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/