Low Cut Connie

Low Cut Connie

Erez and the End, The Threads

Sun, February 10, 2013

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

The Rock Shop

Brooklyn, NY

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Low Cut Connie
Low Cut Connie
One sad night in New York City, Adam Weiner was playing "Stormy Weather" to twelve half-naked drunks at a drag karaoke bar called Pegasus. He had left New Jersey 10 years earlier with lofty hopes of artistic success in the Big Sexy Apple…and this salty dump is where he had landed and gotten stuck like a musical kidney stone. A small Asian man dressed as Diana Ross was finishing the last verse and segueing into "Sometimes When We Touch", while Adam plunked the piano keys with bluesy relish.

Right at this moment, a thought occurred to Mr. Weiner. "Why don't I start the greatest rock n roll band this town has ever seen? Why don't I titillate and massage the throbbing cultural masses in unknown ways? Why don't I dream a new boogie for all of mankind?" Instantly, the room started to spin with sensual visions and Elvis ambitions. Barry Manillow whispered in his ear "DO IT!". The patrons all shook their stuff and tipped Mr. Weiner generously. "The slump was ending", he felt.

The next morning, he called up his old buddy Dan "Swampmeat" Finnemore in Birmingham, England. A couple years before, Adam and Dan had shared a urine-soaked stage in a gnarly UK warehouse and gotten stuck in a freight elevator for 4 hours with nothing but guitars and a duffel bag of booze. They had emerged brothers from across the pond. When the phone rang, Dan was busy duct-taping his wounds after a night of heavy punkabilly brawling and low-brow impregnations. He had screamed his head off and been spat on by rabid drunks and footballers. Adam asked him if he wanted to turn their slumps around and light a mighty rock n roll flame. Dan picked up his sticks and said "Fuck it, let's get weird. See you in 6 hours, fool."

Sensing the creation of a profound cocktail of boogie and benevolent sleaze, Weiner and Finnemore scoured the crab-infested streets of old Philadelphia looking for a couple of salty vagabonds to complete the line-up. At the end of a sad alleyway, they found a couple of swarthy tramps watching the Golden Girls through the window of a retirement home. They resembled Trading Places-era Ackroyd. After a quick interview, the Hebrew and the Brit realized they could clean these boys up, make em look like half-decent musicians, and no one would ever know the difference. They agreed to work for beer and Slim Jims, and Low Cut Connie was born.

In the weeks and months that followed, the boys went into all the downtown clubs and all the phenomenal dumps across America…just to get the juices flowing, to make all the boys and girls dance again, fondle each other, and fall in love.
Erez and the End
Erez and the End
Erez and the End's music combines the elegant intensity of Classic Rock with the rich lyrical tradition of singer-songwriters. Together they create a unique emotional journey that excites the ears and mind and captures the heart.

With just 2 guitars, bass and drums the band presents a charged experience, including a rhythm section that'll keep you on your toes and guitar work that'll send you straight back to rock's greats.

Erez and the End is a NYC-based LP Era Rock band, formed in February 2012. Erez's music and lyrics are born of experience deeply felt and delivered. The music's synthesis of power and elegance recalls the desert landscape of Erez's early life.

EREZ AND THE END is awaiting the release of their first EP "Silent Mountains", recorded to tape in a fully analog production. No computers were used during the recording process or the mix. This approach maintains the warm, natural sound of the instruments and the emotion the songs convey.

The band's four members are: Erez Eisenman - lead vocals / guitar / harmonica, Nic Travis - guitar / backing vocals, Bennett Miller - bass / backing vocals, Chris Infusino – drums.
The Threads
The Threads
New York City’s The Threads, born out of the frustration of the dying Rock & Roll scene in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Threads are a band of rockers who long for the days of the Tompkins Square Riots, squatters on every corner instead of a Starbucks, and no fucking bike lanes. All veterans of other sleazy NYC rock outfits, the gentlemen came together to pursue one goal: to create a true and honest rock show.

Started in 2004 by Mick Brown, lead singer of the infamous Lower East Side Stitches, guitarist Roger Jaghoo, and original drummer Bam Romero after a Super Bowl party dissolved into an alcohol fueled jam session. The idea was to play straight up Rock & Roll. Not Punk Rock, or Indie Rock, or Glam Rock, but straight up Rock music which had been lacking for quite some time. Joined by then-bassist Andy Dahill and second guitarist Jason Burton, the band began gigging around Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village. After some time playing such clubs as Continental, Fontana’s, The Delancey, Lit, & Sine-E the burden of the Rock & Roll lifestyle took its toll on the band. Andy took a break to record with the U.S. Bombs, Jason began touring with Murphy’s Law, Roger left the group and founded The Bullitts alongside with Andy. Mick & Bam enlisted new members but the band seemed to have run its course. After Mick rejoined the newly resurrected L.E.S. Stitches (with Andy in tow), it seemed as though The Threads were no more.

Flash forward to the Fall of 2009. With L.E.S. Stitches back on hiatus, Mick and Andy were suddenly available. Roger, now owner of the East Village’s International Bar gave them both jobs at his establishment and soon the boys started talking, laughing, and reminiscing about their time in The Threads. The idea came up to do a reunion show, simply for shits & giggles. Mick was back on the mic, Roger on guitar, Andy took over the 2nd guitar position, Bam was back on the drums, with The Bullitt’s Andrew Miller filling in on bass. The fellas had such a good time doing a simple one-off that they decided to write some new songs play more shows. The lineup would have to be adjusted though.

With no official bass player, the guys tried out a few fill in’s before finding Anthony Tricarico. Anthony’s wife Dana, a long time friend of Mick’s from the days of the L.E.S. Stitches suggested him to Mick after yet another bass player didn’t work out. It only took one rehearsal before Ant (as he referred to by the band) was officially a member. Bam left the group after differences of opinion about the band’s direction and they counted on drummer friends to fill in for various gigs (including Dgeneration’s, Michael Wildwood and The Waldo’s, Joe Rizzo) before finding Chris Cilione of Who Killed Bambi?. Chris was a perfect fit on the drums due to his Punk Rock background and New York Rock & Roll style. The new lineup was finally set.

The Threads started recording “Love & Other Bad Decisions” in May of 2011 at Seizures Palace Recording in Brooklyn, NY. After close to a year of writing, recording, and re-recording the album was handed over to close friend Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, NY Dolls, Mad Juana, Michael Monroe Band) to mix and master. After all these years off & on together the band’s 1st full length record is ready to be released in the Summer of 2012. In the years since the group formed, The Threads have gained a following of young & old, non-hipster, true rock & roll fans through their catchy songs and energetic live show. Their music is a mix of everything you ever screamed or fucked to, or would ever want to.

Mick, Andy, Roger, Anthony, & Chris are The Threads.
Venue Information:
The Rock Shop
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215