This past Monday, Whiskey Bitches played the first night of their free residency at Arlene’s Grocery. Their drummer was on a trip to Istambul or Italy or something, so they did an awesome double set with Leslie of Haybaby & Glen of InRod on drums. They have great songs about drinking whiskey, fucking bitches, and even greater stage banter about how their sweet beautiful bassist, Kate, threw a beer in someones face recently. They’re seriously the most genuine badass gals I’ve ever met and rock the fuck out with crazy eyes and deep raspy vocals. You can catch their next residency at Arlene’s Grocery this Monday 9.22 with Angry Animals. RSVP HERE.
^They have a new EP out called Never Enough
^This was my fav song from their set
The Sleep ZZZ, XNY, & Sic Tic played an intimate show at The Flat on Friday 9.12. It was Sic Tic’s first show with their new bassist Jenna, and it was her first show since grade school. Bands with couples and/or siblings are always fascinating to watch. Jenna & Frank (guitar/vox) look like siblings but they’re actually a couple. They vibe out with warm detached looks on their face as Frank shreds some crazy jazz scales.
The middle band, XNY, are a female-fronted singer/songwriter-ish rock 2 piece with a lot of good kick-your-ex-in-the-face lyrics. They have a cute story about how they met, Pam and Jacob were next-door neighbors & “after months of hearing one another practicing their instruments, avoiding eye contact and hearing each others every waking move, Jacob invited Pam over for cheesecake.” Cheesecake eating never seemed so rock n roll. Their debut album “Orange” is out now. They’re also playing with Whiskey Bitches at the end of the the month Monday, 9.29 for FREE!! RSVP HERE.
^Clip from The Sleepy Zzz last song of their set
They’re playing next week on Wednesday 9.24 with “some of Brooklyn’s – chillest garage rock psych bands will be getting fucked up and playing some groovy tunes at the chill spot – Knitting Factory BK. For the welcoming fall and the continuing ov staying the freshest. So throw on a chill sweater and come watch some rad live music with all ov the homies and kick it till the lights turn on.” I’ll be DJing in between the sets of Water, Electric People, The Sleepy ZZZ & 68 Creep. It’s $10, doors are 7:30, and bands go on at 8pm. RSVP HERE.
On Saturday 9.20 is the first show at Slackgaze’s new art space, Nola, darling, in Chelsea!!! It’s featuring Bodega Bay, Palm (band), Turnip King, GHOST PUNCH & Chimes (watch out for some new Chimes trax dropped soon!!! like today!!! ahhh). There’s a sweet art instalation by Bodega Bay, Star Garden Light Show, and Oculus Art Collaborative. The address is– 161 West 22nd Street NY, NY (yes, Chelsea). 5pm / $7 / All Ages / RSVP HERE.