Inmates, Mercenary, Omega, Anasazi, Warthog @ (le) poisson rouge – 5:00 PM – hardcore, garage rock, punk, psychedelic rock, stingerpunk
The Wonder Years is an American pop punk band from Lansdale, Pennsylvania that formed in June 2005. Since their conception, they have released three full length albums, two EPs, and several splits/compilations. The group is currently signed to Hopeless Records and originally got their name from the television show of the same name. Matt Brasch – guitar, backing vocals
Chuck Ragan, The White Buffalo @ Irving Plaza – 7:00 PM – folk, acoustic, singer-songwriter, folk punk, indie
Chuck Ragan (born Charles Allen Ragan on 30 October 1974 in Houston, TX) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He continues to be the guitarist and vocalist of Hot Water Music (1993–1996, 1997–2006, 2008–present), a punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 2007 Ragan began releasing a variety of solo material, including a series of singles on No Idea Records, a live album (Los Feliz) and several studio albums (including Feast Or Famine, Gold Country, Covering Ground). He also has an album as Chuck Ragan & Austin Lucas.
Master, NervoChaos, Insatanity, Hate Storm Annihilation, Age Of Ares @ Saint Vitus Bar – 7:00 PM – death metal, thrash metal
Fear of Men, Beach Day, Beverly, Alvvays @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar – 7:00 PM – shoegaze, lo-fi
Fear of Men are a Brighton band comprising of two girls and two boys. They are recording their debut album Dec 2012/Jan 2013 to be released in the summer. Fear of Men comprises of: Jessica Weiss, Daniel Falvey, Robyn Edwards and Michael Miles. Releases: Hanna Schygulla Demos cassette – March 2011 on Sex is Disgusting Records
Ritual Confession/Spirit House 7″ -August 2011 on Italian Beach Babes Records
Alice Munro Demos cassette – December 2011 (self released)
The Pizza Underground @ The Wonder Bar – 7:00 PM – pizza-core, cover band
Members: Matt Colbourn
Tycho, Gardens & Villa @ Webster Hall – 8:00PM – ambient, electronic
Tycho is the music project of San Francisco based artist and producer Scott Hansen. Hansen began his foray into electronic music with 2002’s The Science of Patterns EP which was followed in 2004 by his first full length, Sunrise Projector. 2006 saw the release of Past Is Prologue on the now defunkt IDM label Merck Records. In 2007 Ghostly International released Tycho’s first single under that imprint, “The Daydream / The Disconnect”.
Mike Tramp @ Mexicali Live – 8:00 PM – hard rock, metal
Mike Tramp (Born Michael Trempenau January 14, 1961) is a Danish singer and songwriter who is best known for his work with the hard rock bands White Lion and Freak Of Nature. He has released 14 albums, including seven solo albums. Micheal Trempenau was born in Denmark, and grew up in Vesterbro with his single mother and two brothers, Dennis and Kim. Mike started his musical career singing in a youth group club in Copenhagen called Vesterbro Ungdomsgård, and appears on their first album: Vi lever på Vesterbro (1974).
Iced Earth, Sabaton, ReVamp @ Best Buy Theater – 8:00 PM – heavy metal, thrash metal
Iced Earth is an American power metal band that combine heavy metal and speed metal/thrash metal genres in their music. The band was formed by Jon Schaffer, the lead songwriter and rhythm guitarist, in Tampa, Florida in 1984. The original name of the band was Purgatory but was then changed to Iced Earth. Iced Earth’s music is often described as the style of Iron Maiden combined with 80’s thrash metal.
Horse Feathers, Laura & Greg @ Glasslands Gallery – 8:30 PM – folk, indie
After fronting several rock bands in his native Idaho, singer/songwriter Justin Ringle moved to Portland, OR in 2004 and began focusing on acoustic music, playing open mics regularly under the moniker Horse Feathers. In 2005, multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick heard a couple of Justin’s demos and offered to help flesh them out. In February 2006 the duo went into Skyler Norwood’s Miracle Lake studios and recorded their debut album, Words Are Dead, which was released that September on Portland label, Lucky Madison.
We Are Scientists, PAWS @ Bowery Ballroom – 9:00 PM – indie, alternative rock
We Are Scientists is an American indie rock band featuring Keith Murray (guitar and lead vocals), Chris Cain (bass guitar and backing vocals), Max Hart (keys and guitar) and Andy Burrows (drums). Co-founder Michael Tapper (drums and backing vocals) left the band in 2007 and is currently a member of the bands Bishop Allen and Fool’s Gold. They formed in 2000 in Claremont, California, United States.
I Break Horses, Rival Consoles @ Rough Trade NYC – 9:00 PM – shoegaze, indie
The male/female duo, I Break Horses, are the nom de plume of Maria Lindén and her musical partner Fredrik Balck. The pair named themselves after a Smog song. Residing in Stockholm, Sweden, the duo quietly crafted the nine tracks that make up 2011’s debut album Hearts throughout stolen moments gathered up since their formation in 2008.
Betty Who, Zak Waters, Cardiknox @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – 9:00 PM – synthpop, indie pop
Jessica Anne Newham, known as Betty Who (born 5 October 1991), is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. Newham was born in Sydney, Australia, where she lived until her mid-teens. Trained since age four as a classical cellist, She moved to the United States in 2007 to attend Interlochen Center for the Arts, whose alumni include Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright, and Josh Groban.
Newham is also self-taught on piano and guitar, and wrote her first songs at age 14, and began performing as a singer-songwriter at age 16.
Rusko, Alex English, rekLES @ Webster Hall – 10:00 PM – dubstep, electronic
Christopher Mercer, aka Rusko was born in Leeds in 1985 to a musical family. From day one Rusko was surrounded by music. Whether it be his family’s pianos, guitars, banjos and saxophones… or the heavy reggae and dub sound systems of later years in Leeds, music has always been an integral part of Rusko’s life. After graduating from Leeds College of Music with a degree in Music Production, Rusko discovered the world of dubstep through the Leeds club night Subdub and a debut appearance from the Digital Mystikz.
The Coathangers, Audacity @ Mercury Lounge – 10:30 PM – post-punk, garage (The Coathangers pictured)
The Coathangers are a rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. They are: The Crook Kid Coathanger: Vocals, guitar, tamborine; Minnie Coathanger: Vocals, bass, tamborine; Rusty Coathanger: Vocals, drums; Bebe Coathanger: Vocals, keys. The band formed in 2006 as a joke, played a house show and were asked to open for The Hiss on the strength of their performance. The name was chosen for its vulgarity – an irreverent take on abortions – though all band members are pro-choice.
Puce Mary, Ligature, Saran Man, Venerence @ Baby’s All Right – 12:00 AM – noise, drone
Puce Mary is the solo project of Copenhagen-based experimental musician Frederikke Hoffmeier. Closely affiliated with the punk scene that grew out of the danish capital and spawned labels like Posh Isolation and bands like Iceage, Vår and Lust for Youth, Hoffmeier has chosen a somewhat different path.
As a solo project, Puce Mary is constantly evolving and never stays in the same place for very long. Where the early tapes and vinyls on danish label Posh Isolation have been minimal with a dark edge, Hoffmeier has recently showcased her diversity through live performances and collaborations.
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