Wednesday June 23rd
in The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
(125 East 11th Street btw 3rd and 4th Ave).
Doors are at 7pm for ages 18+, (21+ to drink)
Two drink minimum and your third drink is on the house
$3 Pabst Blue Ribbon/$3 whiskey
Dig our line-up below for this Wednesday June 23rd, it's truly amazing. Summer's here and the time is ripe for a new scene, a new venue, a fresh new vibe! Come chill out and rock in NYC's landmark nightclub Webster Hall. The night takes place in Webster's Marlin Room, a 1930's art-deco ballroom that just vibrates with history and unique spirit. Yeah, Webster was Al Capone's speakeasy and RCA's recording studio. Yeah, Sinatra, Presley and Tony Bennett all recorded here. Yup, home of The Ritz where The Stones and Guns and Roses performed. But this week, this Wednesday, here and now a whole new scene, your scene, begins. Come check out the best bill of the week in NYC for only $5. This is New York. This is Webster Hall. This is history in the making!
11pm- Lach in 'The Day I Went Insane" -
Lach will be headlining The Gilded Balloon during the Edinburgh Fringe with his one-man show The Day I Went Insane and he'll be performing it tonight at Webster Hall in its entirety. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the world's largest arts festival with over 200 venues presenting tens of thousands of performances during the month of August. Of all of these venues, The Gilded Balloon, stands out as the premiere gig of the Fest. Launching pad for such comedy stars as Eddie Izzard, Bill Bailey and Tim Minchin. Tonight, catch Lach in NYC before he heads overseas and onto the world's stage. BTW, in addition to his one-man show, Lach will be hosting the nightly Antihoot at Fringe as well!
“Lach is the mastermind of Antifolk, like a Lower East Side rendezvous of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. Like black snow, stalled subway cars and random violence, Lach is a Manhattan institution.”- NY Times
“Lach is so what the East Village used to be all about. He's a gruff‑and-tough punk turned poet with a heart o'gold singing jangly, funny, pop‑punk songs.”-TimeoutNY
"Think battered acoustic thrashings, think sarky, smart-mouthed wit and wisdom but most importantly think Lach. Lach is rarely less than a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy, and likely to send you home with several favourite new songs"- The Guardian UK
10pm-Hamell On Trial- The subject of an upcoming feature film, Hamell on Trial is a one-man punk band—and by punk we mean (mostly) loud, fast music informed by politics, passion, energy and intelligence, played by a guy with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of humor. Signed to Ani Difranco's Righteous Babe Records, Hamell is a tornado in concert and not to be missed. One of the greatest all-time Antifolk performers!
"Lenny Bruce meets The Ramones"- Austin Chronicle
9- Sonic Blue Sound Review - A super-pop group featuring members of Bubble, The Rooks and Usher. Stand-out faves at the P.O.P Overthrow Festivals these guys mix Beatle-like harmonies with Byrds-like jangle to provide a sweet rush of garage-pop ecstasy.
8- Heroes of the Open End - Mix the bombastic passion of Springsteen with the upstart snarl of the Sex Pistols and you start getting close to the heart and soul of this anthemic band borne out of the downtown Antifolk scene.
7:30 - Ben Krieger - Brooklyn Antifolker with as much love for Rush as he has for Dylan. His sets can turn on a dime from Frank Zappaesque distortion frenzies to soulful acoustic ballads. Inheritor of Lach's reign at Sidewalk, a brother-in-arms, we are looking forward to his debut in The Marlin room.
"There is a fine line between genius and madness and you can argue that Ben Krieger straddles it with the aplomb of an Olympic gymnast." - Jim Testa, Jersey Beat
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