Lou Reed's Birthday Celebration

Lou Reed's Birthday Celebration

James Chance, Mina Caputo (Life of Agony), Dylan Hundley and Pablo Martin (Lulu Lewis), Kevin Hearn (Lou Reed /Barenaked Ladies), LG Galleon [Dead Leaf Echo ], Christian Dryden (The Ritualists), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Janine Nichols (Semi Free), Dougie Needles (Joan Jett), Julie Christensen (Leonard Cohen), Diane Gentile, Gary Hood, Michael Rasmussen, Danny Nicholson, Joey Crifo, DJ Miss Guy, DJ Jared Artaud (The Vacant Lots), Marti Beaut and Paul Twinkle [Beaut], Emma DeCorsey[I am the Polish Army ], Sam Quartin [The Bobby Lees], Ron Ward, Vera Beren

Thu · March 1, 2018

7:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

James Chance
James Chance
Born: April 20, 1953 in Milwaukee, USA. Arriving from Milwaukee with a saxophone on his knee, James (Siegfried) Chance/White/Black quickly became the linchpin of the budding New-York No Wave movement, appearing in Teenage Jesus And The Jerks with Lydia Lunch. More than any of his contemporaries, Chance turned harsh, abrasive music into an art form; at one time or another, almost everyone of any importance on the New York art-rock scene was in his band.
Dylan Hundley and Pablo Martin (Lulu Lewis)
Dylan Hundley and Pablo Martin  (Lulu Lewis)
Christian Dryden (The Ritualists)
Christian Dryden (The Ritualists)
Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group)
Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group)
American musician, composer and writer, born 27 December 1946 in Manhattan, New York, USA. Guitarist for Patti Smith Group and Elektra label historian.
Married to Stephanie Kaye.
Diane Gentile
Diane Gentile
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.”
Michael Rasmussen
Michael Rasmussen
Drummer.
Born May 13.th 1959 in Copenhagen. Started playing drums in the mid-70's.
DJ Miss Guy
DJ Miss Guy
DJ Jared Artaud (The Vacant Lots)
DJ Jared Artaud (The Vacant Lots)
Vera Beren
Vera Beren
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/