TurnStyle Music Group Presents


Cowpatch, From Rum to Whiskey, Heath Millett, Kung Fury

Thu, August 16, 2012

7:00 pm

Local 269

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

N.A.S.H. - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Cowpatch - (Set time: 7:00 PM)

Like the wild and wide-open scene on a prairie postcard, COWPATCH is a breath of fresh air in America’s cluttered rock & roll landscape. The New York quartet’s swagger — steeped in FM radio classics with a modern edge — has fans of robust, vital rock music agreeing: This is something real.

Distinctions are blurred among rock & roll, powerpop, alt-rock, hard rock, classic rock, blues rock and more. Metal? Not really. Punk? Some. Americana? Pop? Twang? Country? It’s in there, in the decisive arrangements and right-as-rain lyrics, the airtight rhythm section and double-helix guitars, and the fearless, wayfaring improvisations.

Nods to Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Who, The Allman Brothers, and The Beatles are evident. But beneath the surface lie flavors of Jane’s Addiction, Pink Floyd, Green Day, Small Faces, The Velvet Underground, Social Distortion, Tom Petty, Husker Du, Gaslight Anthem, Foo Fighters, Rory Gallagher, Foghat, Radiohead, Steely Dan, and so many others. This potent brew pours from the hands of veteran musicians with backgrounds as varied as their vast record collections.

COWPATCH laid roots in the early ‘90s at the feet of guitarist-singer Bill Hafener, then an integral part of indie-rock stalwarts The Skels. Hafener sidelined in folk-rock outfit The Children, where he met drummer Chris Olsen, and Richter scales shook when the two first played.

Soon, COWPATCH found its bassist in worldbeat artist Ted Schreiber, whose band Life Out of Balance was part of the same local scene, and whose dynamic singing and songwriting added new colors to the band’s palette. The picture was complete with the addition of Friction Wheel’s Paul DiBenedetto on guitar and vocals, and his entrance to the band belies its heart and soul — the sweet sound of vintage guitars — as he and Hafener met as regulars at a local guitar shop.

Currently the band is finishing a six-song EP of all-new material, the eternally awaited follow-up to COWPATCH’s mid-90s releases “Economy Tractor” and “Thick Slices from a Crusty Loaf.” The music visits familiar environs and plants the COWPATCH flag in new terrain as well. For longtime fans and new friends, this band is on a journey worth following.

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From Rum to Whiskey - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
From Rum to Whiskey
Heath Millett - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Heath Millett
Heath Millett is an indie musician that has been playing since the early nineties. Although he has lived all over the U.S. he has remained in Brooklyn, Ny. and Durham, PA for the past few years.

His solo project was recorded using Blackberry curve and Computer Built-in Mics exclusively.

In an effort to familiarize people with his work he has developed Metamorphic Radio, a showcase that includes friends and former band mates material all of which has been recorded by Jahstone Productions. Jahstone productions has been around since 1995, (originally located in Ithaca, NY).

Metamorphic, like most of the members, has evolved and moved around the world with members in many states and countries adding their contributions via the World Wide Web since 1998. The Production studios are In Brooklyn, NY, Durham, PA and Ithaca, NY.
Kung Fury - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Kung Fury
KUNG FURY, born in 2003, New York City, rock-n-roll that's heavy with BIG hooks, Tight Pants, Fast kicks and Short songs.

Shaun Brennan (vocals/guitar), founder of the shining Washington, D.C. based glam rock band Vanity Champ and R.E.A. (drums), formerly of notorious Albany punkers The Disenchanted, met in New York City in 2003 and began writing songs. Soon joined by Neal "Zum" on bass (of the infamous NYC Hardcore band Antidote) they started recording and playing gigs along the East Coast while staying steady on the NYC club circuit and holding down a residency at the club Snitch (owned by Scott Weiland and Duff McKagan).

In 2008 Jonny Z took over on bass duties and the boys hit the studio in May of 2009 to record the smashing EP “KICKS!”, featuring three fresh songs: “Take A Punch”, “I’m A Man” and “Wired”. Followed by an East coast promotional tour that hit cities from Albany, NY to Richmond, VA.

In the summer of 2011, tracking for a new album began. It was initially meant to be a "live" lo-fi project, but turned into a powerhouse, creative recording collaboration. This album is the gritty and stunning "Superqueen saves the world! Plus: other tales of heroism and mayhem!" released in December of 2011 and featuring 9 killer tunes.

KUNG FURY is about release. It’s about freeing yourself from the grip of small people with three minute songs about life, pleasure and decadence. It’s about simple, sexy rock-n-roll with a taste for class and trash. So, turn up the volume, light some bottle rockets and crawl around to the beat...
Venue Information:
Local 269
269 East Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002