Upcoming Shows

MINIBOONE

MINIBOONE

Gringo Star

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Your Youth

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Aboard The Half Moon

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard The Half Moon

Boards: 7:00pm / Departs: 8:00pm
E. 23rd St. & FDR Dr. Maps & Directions

Advance: $10 / Day of Show: $15

This event is 21+

Tickets

MINIBOONE

L Magazine: 8 NYC Bands You Need to Hear 2010
"MiniBoone is a breath of fresh air: The songs on their debut EP, Big Changes, burst at the seams with a frantic energy... They're in it for the hooks, and you will be too, because they are huge." 

The Village Voice
"An enchanting mesh of old-school energy and new-school melody. The band mixes the dervish energy of '78-era post-punk with the super-hooks of modern indie-pop--think Buildings And Food-era Talking Heads if David Byrne could travel back in time and tell himself about Arcade Fire." 

Gringo Star
Gringo Star

Boiling up from the independent musical cauldron Hotlanta has become, here comes Gringo Star with its follow up to 2008′s critically acclaimed debut,  “All Y’all.  The band now comes into its own with “Count Yer Lucky Stars, ” a collection of catchy and instantly classic pop music.  You won’t be able to stop humming this spate of new and bright tunes, music that lifts the spirit.  In this Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter) produced record, the surge of primordial forces that reveals itself through rock and roll only about every other generation has infected these multi-instrumentalists and the result is an upbeat album of raw energy and positivity.  Live, if you can resist the urge to dance, you’ll find your limbs shaking and your toes tapping to a band which has been described as “explosive,” “electrifying,” and “exceptional.”  No need for the devices of the main stream musical glitterati who hide lifeless melodies and meaningless lyrics in stage productions and synchronized dancing meant to distract their wide eyed fans; here it’s the music itself – honest and intense.  The Gringos, brothers Nicholas and Pete Furgiuele, Pete DeLorenzo and Chris Kaufmann, play each show as if their lives depended on it, and it’s that urgency combined with great song writing, pop beats and skilled harmonies that raise Gringo Star above the cacophonus crowd.  These four guys should be literally showered with the same kind of excited stammering and fawning heaped onto the stars of the early days of rock and roll, because they are the new versions of the musicians who were raging around the U.S. night after night, putting it all out there, playing their hearts out, singing until they were hoarse and soaked in sweat, letting the music do their talking.  There were once musical movements in this country, but the fracturing and splintering of the music scene stopped new waves from forming and cresting. This is a band which is creating the new standards to usher in the next tsunami.  If you have the chance to catch them in a small venue, you better do it while you still can.

Your Youth
Your Youth

Your Youth is a loud alternative band from Brooklyn, started in late 2009 by AJ Wolosenko (guitar, vocals) and Sean Adams (drums), two born-and-bred East Coasters who look like brothers but actually only met at their first band practice. On the strength of a self-produced EP, they signed to Gigantic Music, who re-released the EP, Aloha (including the single “Diamond”), in late 2010.

Both celebrating and subverting pop conventions, the duo mix the sarcastic fury of Public Image Ltd with the crushing riffs of Weezer and the DIY bent of Buzzcocks–kind of like Wipers, if Greg Sage had been stoked in Brooklyn instead of paranoid in Portland, and had learned production from Andy Wallace.

The band draws on all things pop, but goes by a simple credo: keep it simple and turn up the hooks. Well-schooled and certain, they have no fear of big production, which they try to fake as much as possible. It’s lo-fi gone DIY hi-fi.

Aboard The Half Moon
Aboard The Half Moon

This cruise is aboard THE HALF MOON and will depart from Skyport Marina - East 23rd Street & FDR Drive (EAST side).

We will be boarding and departing at the times listed

on your ticket and are not able to allow refunds if you miss the boat. So don't be late - it sure ain't pretty to be standin on the dock, watching the party sailing away! There are cash bars on board so make sure to swing by the ATM on your way to the boat. There will be food available for purchase. All cruises are 3 hours unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about the show or your purchase, please contact Sancho Dominguez at sancho@rocksoff.com or check out our FAQ page on www.rocksoff.com

Please note that all shows are 21 and over and ID will be required upon boarding the boat

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