SKATERS

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SKATERS

The Britanys, Alexander F

Sat, May 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$15.00 - $18.00

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This event is 18 and over

SKATERS - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
SKATERS
Since their forming just two short years ago, SKATERS have build a solid reputation of a youthful, creative, energetic guitar-laden post-punk rock band. After signing to WB Records within their first year of existence, their DIY spirit and catchy songs have propelled them around the world, performing at various international festivals including Reading & Leeds, Best Kept Secret, Splendour in the Grass, BBK, Rock en Seine, Oya, Hurricane/Southside and others as well as Lollapalooza in the U.S.

They released their debut album “Manhattan” in the Spring of 2015. After relentless touring, critical acclaim and impressive radio momentum both in the U.S., UK and Australia, the band parted ways with WB Records at the end of 2015.

It was an inspiring time for the band. With their reclaimed freedom, they dug in and started writing in their NYC studio. 50 songs later they surfaced, ready to embark on their sophomore album effort.

They poured their own money into the process, booked Rumpus Room Record Studios in Brooklyn, NY for 6 weeks and are currently underway recording the album. The songs have a new found depth, a new attitude, and diversity that was alive in spirit on Manhattan, but now with additional instrumentation and more evolved arrangements, is poised to shape SKATERS as a very different band with a very different perspective. Hundreds of shows and a major label deal later, SKATERS are alive and well and eager as they enter Phase 2.
The Britanys - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
The Britanys
The Britanys are an emerging rock band based out of New York City. Fast yet in control, the band has garnered wordwide buzz without having made an offical release. With fuzzy charm, it's no wonder why NME proclaimed them to be "the latest band to uphold New York's rock lineage."
Alexander F - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Alexander F
Alexander F is an American new age punk band fronted by Alex Toth. While on an eleven-day silent meditation retreat in Quebec, a handful of Buddhist-themed experimental punk songs exploded into Alex's head. Writing and demoing the record took three weeks post-retreat and involved wearing nicotine patches, meditating daily, reading the Tao Te Ching and listening to Pixies and Fugazi.

The whole project was pretty unexpected as Alex comes from a background of jazz trumpet and leading the large new wave band, Rubblebucket. The need for intense meditation came a year into his recovery as a sober alcoholic after a couple musician acquaintances committed suicide. The aggressive songs that emerged quite surprisingly are about freedom from self and freedom from the illusion that we're separate entities. Freedom from being so lost in thought and in our egos that we hurt ourselves and those around us.

For four days in August of 2015, Alex and friend Steve Marion (guitar) went into Room 17 in Bushwick, Brooklyn to lay down the Alexander F songs with a bunch of friends including Dandy McDowell, Christian Peslak, and Noah Rubin who now comprise the touring band. Kimbra makes an appearance on the record and has been known to sit in with the band. The album was engineered by Joe Rogers and mostly mixed by John Congleton and Claudius Mittendorfer.

Alexander F has played with the likes of Speedy Ortiz, Perfect Pussy, Downtown Boys, Colin Stetson, Margaret Glaspy, Mac McCaughan, Delicate Steve and Reptar.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/