Saturday, April 6, 2019

Max’s New Hat

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)

Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artist)

Max's New Hat

We are so psyched to be hosting the area debut of Max's New Hat! We saw the band play at a music festival in their homebase of the Catskills last summer and we loved every minute of their performance.

Max’s New Hat is an electro-Balkan band that plays the dance party and wedding music of Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria. The band will be six members strong (bass, drums, vocals, accordion, doumbek, sax/clarinet) for this house concert! We will be selling the usual amount of tickets, but we’ll be putting in fewer chairs to allow room for dancing! Not to be missed!

Max’s New Hat playing live in 2018:

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Walter Salas-Humara (of The Silos)

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)

Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artist)

Walter Salas-Humara

Walter Salas-Humara is a founding member and the primary singer/songwriter of the great Americana/roots band The Silos. Walter last played at our house with The Silos way back in 2005!

The Silos began in the mid-1980’s and soon earned critical acclaim and a loyal cult following. The band was voted Best New American Band in Rolling Stone Magazine's Critics' Poll of 1987 and appeared on Late Night with David Letterman in 1990. In the decades since, Walter has continued to make numerous albums (solo and with The Silos) while also working as a visual artist.

“His raspy tone provides a rich counterpoint to the genial surrealism, the offhand magical realism, of so many of his lyrics. His words are presented as if they’re describing straightforward events, but they speak a rich, associative poetry that evokes emotions more so than facts. His guitar playing is similarly adaptable – raw and stinging one moment, dreamy and droning the next.” — Rolling Stone editor Anthony DeCurtis (speaking about Walter’s 2014 solo album Curve and Shake)

Walter Salas-Humara playing two songs live
(one in Spanish, one in English) in Germany in 2017:

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Figgs

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)

Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artist)

The Figgs

Well, we couldn’t go too long without having our favorite rock & roll band, The Figgs, back at our place.

The band formed in Saratoga, NY in 1987. This year they will release their 15th studio album (allegedly a triple vinyl album!). Also their 1993 cassette-only debut “Ginger” will be reissued on vinyl and CD in 2019. If you’ve asked us for a music recommendation at any point in the last dozen years, we probably told you to check out The Figgs. We expect this show to sell quickly. Don’t miss out!

“ ‘On the Slide’ is a fresh mix of experimental tunes and sharply focused rock-and-rollers.” — Philly.com

“...another winning addition to a catalog full of pub-rock, power-pop and soul-inflected nuggets.” — Magnet Magazine

Video of The Figgs’ last performance here (2017):

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Lustre Kings

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)

Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artist)

Lustre Kings

We're proud to welcome back the Lustre Kings, who last played at our house in 2013. The band plays a fun mix of classic rockabilly, surf music, vintage rock & roll and R&B, and plenty of great original songs.

The band’s fifth album, “Go Green,” was released in 2016. The Lustre Kings have also worked as the backing band for Bill Kirchen and the legendary Wanda Jackson. Do not miss Chops’ acrobatic bass playing moves! (And yes, the band was named after the famous bowling ball cleaning machine.)

"The Kings dig deep to find swinging obscurities that are a couple steps to the left of normal, and then serve them up with a wink and a spit-shine … Go Green is a great rockabilly record doubling as a master’s thesis on Americana weirdness. That you can dance to.” — Metroland

“The good-time sounds purveyed by Gretsch-slinger Mark Gamsjager and company swing, bop, and wheel in formidable fashion, so enthusiastically so that the world’s hardwood dance floors surely fear The Lustre Kings.” — No Depression

Video of The Lustre Kings playing live in Brooklyn:

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