The Gay Blades, Newborn, The Courtesy Tier

Sat Jul 25 2015

7:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Knitting Factory - Brooklyn

361 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211

All Ages

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HAPPY HOUR AT THE KNIT FRONT BAR
*5PM UNTIL DOORS OPEN, AND AFTER THE SHOW UNTIL CLOSE*
$3 PBR & ROLLING ROCK
$6 PBR + WELL SHOT
$8 PBR + JAMESON SHOT
$2 OFF EVERYTHING ELSE

Rocker Stalker Presents
The Gay Blades, Newborn, The Courtesy Tier

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  • The Gay Blades

    The Gay Blades

    Pop

    The Gay Blades are a two piece from somewhere in or near New York City and play an acerbic brand of Trash Pop. What is Trash Pop, you ask? Trash Pop is what happens when two keenly observant wanna be hipsters write songs the same pair couldn't possibly pull off live, and make up for their missing bass player with consistent TNT like performances and a heaping spoonful of swagger. The Gay Blades invented it. Trust me.

    CMJ - "If Freddie Mercury sang for Death From Above 1979, these guys would open the show!"

    Alternative Press - "Melodically addictive pop"

  • Newborn

    Newborn

    Indie Rock

    "Newborn is the band we've all been waiting for... and they are bringing rock back in whole new way."

    In September of 2013, two Coney Island natives, singer/guitarist Allen James and bassist Eric Ross, made a decision to pursue their dreams of becoming musicians with a single goal: to bring back quality rock music. The two longtime friends, who have been playing and writing together since high school, both share a burning passion for music as well as a discontent with the current state of it (especially rock). And so they formed a band to establish a new direction, combining all sorts of genres into one band. They named it Newborn.

  • The Courtesy Tier

    The Courtesy Tier

    Pop

    We named our new release Little Rock after a life-changing incident while stopped in the city,” explains COURTESY TIER vocalist/guitarist Omer Leibovitz, though the band currently hails from Brooklyn and have never lived in Arkansas. “I was going through a big transition at the time coming out of a six year relationship and I got a text asking me never to contact this person again. We all thought that the timing was pretty relevant both to me personally and to the band as a whole, going from one important life and stepping right into another.” The big emotional shift fuels not only the release of the same name (release date: November 6, 2015; Beverly Martel Records) but the band’s direction as well. “The single encompasses that relevant moment of transition and new beginnings for us, so we thought we should name our first recording together after it.”

    Produced by producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Front Bottoms, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Purple) who “brought an extra edge and aggressive side of us that we had never tapped into on a recording before,” the three track release opens with the explosive slow grinding title track, “Little Rock” setting the tone with the band’s brilliant rhythm-guitar, overlaid with a distorted lead. “Green” lays out a foundation of dissonant post-punk chorditure that’s intermittently hijacked by an irrepressible driving chorus. While “Childish Blues” amps up dynamically with fast-paced major-sounding chorus melody that sticks with you long after the song has ended. The release is a fully-realized melding of the disparate histories of all three band members – Le ibovitz, Layton Weedeman (drums), and Alex Picca (bass) – whose lives came together from different geographic areas for unified robust garagey, bluesy rock.

    Hailing from Israel and West Africa, Leibovitz drew inspiration from “West African music, Jewish traditional and micro-tonal Middle Eastern music. My roots in the Middle East had a big effect on the way I sing.” Weedeman’s world in the NJ suburbs of Philadelphia was shaped by his very music-minded family (“my Dad was adamant about having music played on the stereo while we sat down for dinner “) and his frequent concert-going, seeing bands as varied as “Sonic Youth, Stereolab, and The Roots”. Meanwhile, Picca’s Southern upbringing (born in Kentucky, raised in Florida), contributed to his “love for singing bluegrass style close harmony.” The fates finally brought the band together when Leibovitz and Weedeman (who had formed the band while attending Boston’s Berklee College of Music) moved to Brooklyn and met Picca while working as guitar makers for iconic guitar builder Roger Sadowsky.

    Already generating a healthy amount of local buzz about their dynamic live shows and previous releases, Courtesy Tier has received lots of love from QRO Mag who compared them to Kings of Leon and raved over the band’s vocal performance claiming “You can feel the wrenching in singer Omer Leibovitz’s voice, another strain on the well-worn heart”, while NYC Taper called them an “immense talent that was breathtaking to behold.

Rocker Stalker Presents

The Gay Blades, Newborn, The Courtesy Tier

Sat Jul 25 2015 7:30 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Knitting Factory - Brooklyn Brooklyn NY
The Gay Blades, Newborn, The Courtesy Tier
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All Ages

HAPPY HOUR AT THE KNIT FRONT BAR
*5PM UNTIL DOORS OPEN, AND AFTER THE SHOW UNTIL CLOSE*
$3 PBR & ROLLING ROCK
$6 PBR + WELL SHOT
$8 PBR + JAMESON SHOT
$2 OFF EVERYTHING ELSE