Miss Massive Snowflake 9pm
Miss Massive Snowflake is a Portland, Oregon based band, performing the songs of Shane de Leon. The band has released 3 albums, 3 eps, and 2 singles on North Pole Records in the US and Wallace Records in Europe. Miss Massive Snowflake enjoys playing live and has performed over 300 shows in 8 countries. Shane de Leon was a member of experimental pop band, Rollerball/RllRBll for a decade and has played or recorded music internationally with many artists, including, 31 Knots, Black Heart Procession, Solex, Steve McKay, Bill Horist, Art of Flying, OVO, Squarcicatrici, and Ronin. Like A Book adds to Miss Massive Snowflake's expanding library of curious and clever progressive pop songs. The charismatic and playful band experiment with orchestral jazz, candy pop, and free-spirited psychedelic rock to create a unique musical vernacular. Miss Massive Snowflake marry traditional familiarities and edgy concepts with catchy energetic rock, and craft deceptively intricate songs. Like a Book blends angled radio hits, a jazz sensibililty, and boy band punk. With an emotive voice, compelling lyrics, and sounding at times like a west coast David Byrne, Bowie, or Hendrix, Shane de Leon sings short story song blasts over an adventurous mix, a sort of Flaming Lips / Minutemen mash up. There is an inspiring fire that burns through 2012's Like a Book's 10 tracks and 33 minutes. The drums and bass drive while horns punch into screwed groove guitar riffs producing beautiful, moving, and intellectually satisfying rock music. The songwriter, guitarist, and creative director, Shane de Leon, started the band in 2004 as a family recording project while still in Portland art rock collective, Rollerball. MMS's three early eps and first full length, Queen's Headache, were a mix of electronica, hip hop, and acoustic folk. In 2007 Jeanne Kennedy Crosby entered the band on bass and began moving the band towards a more rock based sound. After the sophomore album Songs about Music was released in 2010, Andy Brown (Jessamine, Fontanelle, Paint and Copter) began drumming for the band. Jacopo Andreini (L'enfance Rouge, Squarcicatrici, Tsigoti) provides horns, percussion, and tour support. Miss Massive Snowflake has played around the US regularly and toured Europe four times and has performed over 300 concerts. "Seriously, this is like a great book that you can't put down. Putting this on makes you HAVE to listen to the next song, and the next...until you're out of songs, completely jazzed... an intoxicating rock, jazzy, psyche sound. IT'S AWESOME!!! Listen!" KFJC "With MMS, it's best to expect the unexpected... I don't know what to call it, but I like it a lot." The Stranger "The kind of curious kook every staid gathering could use... a Dovid Bowie on steroids overcroon to an unaffected Calvin Johnson naivete... an off kilter sensibility - a break from the mold." Jack Rabid Big Takeover "A psychedelic anachronism projected through a contemporary pop prism" Simon Godley "The lithe complexity of the Sea and the Cake... the episodic nature of the songs makes them seem like Minuteman spurts, a pamphlet in thirty seconds... enjoyable as well as thought provoking" americana-uk.com "quirky, simple pop songs about his inability to write a book "that's any good,"... MMS never ceases to make the odd invitingly catchy." Willamette Week "15 mind blowingly exciting tracks with more anarchic wit, invention and intelligence than a decade of NME Awards tours" The Devil has the Best Tuna "Miss Massive Snowflake is the Partridge Family of weird. Quirky, simple pop songs about his inability to write a book "that's any good,"... MMS never ceases to make the odd invitingly catchy" Willamette Week "Throughout the disc you can hear shades of Zappa, Robert Wyatt, Thomas Dolby, and other people whose singular vision has given them a unique voice. " Terrascope Rumbles
Karaoke Tuesdays at 10 PM with the Jared Michael Gniewek Karaoke Warzone
The irreverent and raucous Jared Michael Gniewek Karaoke Warzone has been destroying popular music since 2010 when ex-metal singer and comic book writer, Jared Michael Gniewek, began substituting for Bay Area karaoke icon, KJ Paul. Upon leaving San Francisco, a fundraiser was held by both enthusiasts and professionals alike to start the Warzone, sending him off to New York City saying “show them how we do it.” His events consist of a positive and jovial environment where people celebrate what karaoke is all about, transforming pop music into folk music and making extroverts go too far.
Tammy Wynette's White Trash Bingo at 8pm
Ever since her humble beginnings in SW Florida picking Mushrooms from Cow Patties to drinkin' Southern Comfort out the back of a 8 Foot Tall Monster Truck in Six Mile Cypress Swamp, Tammy Wynette has embraced her Southern Roots. So much she brings a little White Trash Culture to Brooklyn every week with Tammy Wynette's White Trash BINGO Show..Join tons of young Gays as they gaze upon an "Actual Living Gay Icon" in the flesh!!!! "I have only seen one( Gay Icon) on TV or Magazines." Jarred Sharrar,from Brooklyn says "Or bad Drag Queens trying to be them". "Tammy Wynette is the REAL DEAL!!! Shes everything a Drag Queen wants to be: Beautiful, Out Spoken, Talented, Ballsy but she has a Vagina!!!" Exclaims Cory Smith. Join Tammy Wynette as she calls the BALLS every Tuesday at Branded Saloon