Saturday, October 22, 2016

Frog Holler

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artist)

Frog Holler

Frog Holler are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band in 2016. They’ve played our house twice before, once in 2005 and again in 2011. They are a 6-piece country-rock (or “alt-country”) band from Berks County, PA.

This year Frog Holler released Souvenir, their 8th album of incredible original songs. We love these guys and we love this band. We expect this show to sell out well in advance of the performance date so don’t dilly-dally, folks!

Recommended for fans of Steve Earle, Uncle Tupelo, Neil Young…

“Great songwriting, deliriously entertaining live act.” - Village Voice

“Some of the most rollicking, heartfelt country rock songs this side of Nashville.” - Philadelphia City Paper

“Neo-hillbillies with a twist, Frog Holler plays mountain blues and country as accessible and modern as the most hummable pop.” - Washington Post

Frog Holler plays "Sight Unseen" at The Rodeo Club NYC

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Andy Shernoff
(of The Dictators)

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artist)

NEW: Photos of this concert are now in the gallery

photo credit: Doug Ciarelli

Andy Shernoff

Known as the "Christopher Columbus of Punk", Andy Shernoff is a founding member of legendary New York punk band The Dictators. Shernoff was the band's songwriter, played bass and keyboards, sang background vocals and occasional lead vocals. He's also played in The Master Plan (with members of The Fleshtones), Manitoba's Wild Kingdom and has released 2 solo EPs and several other singles.

In addition to writing all The Dictators classics, Shernoff's songs have been recorded by The Ramones, Joey Ramone, Dion, Twisted Sister, Mary Weiss (of the Shangri-La's), Drivin 'n' Cryin' and others. His songs have recently appeared in the TV shows Lillyhammer and Knife Fight.

He's also produced recordings for tons of artists (The Smithereens, D Generation, Guided By Voices, The Figgs!...). Before all that, in the 1970s Shernoff was a rock writer for Creem magazine (his pen name: "Adny Shernoff"). This show will feature songs and rock and roll storytelling. And, oh yeah, Shernoff is also known as "The Punk Sommelier" so he may even drop some wine knowledge on us (seriously).…

"(The Dictators are) the connective tissue between the eras of The MC5, Stooges, NY Dolls, and the punk explosion of the mid to late 1970s."- Steven Van Zandt

Andy Shernoff's video for "Let's Get the Band Back Together"

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Figgs

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artist)

SOLD OUT!

Photos of this concert are in the gallery

The Figgs

After an inexcusable 6-year absence, we’re thrilled to announce that our favorite rock-n-roll band in the world, The Figgs, are returning to our house for a third time! The Figgs have been a band for over 28 years and have released a dozen albums so far (plus live records, solo records, EPs, singles and more).

The Figgs’ most recent album, 2015’s Other Planes of Here, has been in regular rotation at our house since its release. Expect another new Figgs album in 2016. The Figgs have also served as the backing band for both Graham Parker and Tommy Stinson. In 2013, their song “Je T’Adore” was used in a national commercial for Lexus. In 2014, the band were featured guests on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.

Don’t miss this show if you’re a fan of The Kinks, The Who, Graham Parker, Nick Lowe, The Beatles, Elvis Costello, NRBQ, The Replacements…

“One of America’s best kept rock ‘n’ roll secrets.” –Billboard

“Steeped in the verities of 1960's garage-rock, folk-rock and the Beatles, along with latter-day bands like the Replacements, the Figgs cling to the idea that songs are telegrams from the heart. They sing hoarse, tuneful, unguarded rock.” -The New York Times

The Figgs step off the stage and play 2 songs
in the crowd, live in Philly, 2009:

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Erin McKeown

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artist)

SOLD OUT!

Photos of this concert are in the gallery

Erin McKeown

photo credit: Merri Cyr

We’re super-excited to finally (!) welcome Erin McKeown to our home. Erin’s been one of our favorite artists ever since she released her first solo album, Distillation, in 2000.

Erin has sold over 100,000 albums since then, but she’s so much more than a successful singer-songwriter, —Erin’s also a producer, teacher, activist, blogger and radio host for WNYC New York Public Radio. Erin has played the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, Bonnaroo, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, -and soon...our living room!

Recommended for fans of smart pop, witty folk, swing (for real!), and killer electric guitar playing.

“Her operative mood is effortless grace.” - LA Weekly

“That’s McKeown’s genius: her ability to take what is, twist it into something more relevant and maintain whatever it is about the music that makes it work. Smarter pop? Seductive commentary? Yes.” - Paste Magazine

“In several distinctive ways- voice, dynamic subtlety, and sheer songwriting ability- Erin McKeown is in a class of her own.” - Sunday Times (UK)

Erin playing “Santa Cruz” live in 2008:

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