Upcoming Shows

Urge Overkill

Celebrating The Release of Their New Album 'Rock & Roll Submarine'!!

Urge Overkill

Aboard The Jewel

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard The Jewel

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

Advance: $25 / Day of Show: $30

This event is 21+


Urge Overkill

Over 15 years since their last album, the two-headed rock ‘n roll behemoth
that is Urge Overkill, will finally make its return. Their new album, Rock&Roll
Submarine, is out May 10th on their own label UO Records. The band’s mixture
of arena-ready hooks with punk rock ferocity is as potent as ever, as apparent on
the rip-roaring new track, “Effigy.” As fans who crowded NYC’s Mercury Lounge
this past October to witness the reunited group can attest, UO’s live show is in
top form as well. The guys kick off a brief US tour in May, where they will be
tearing through their new and classic material.

The reformed lineup is made up of original singer-guitarists/songwriters Nash
Kato and Eddie “King” Roeser, along with drummer Brian “Bon” Quast (Polvo;
Chery Valence) and bassist Mike “Hadji” Hogkiss (Gaza Strippers). As always,
the chemistry between Kato and Roeser is at the driving force behind each song.

Whether it’s the haunting way in which their voices blend or their striking,
intertwined guitars, the dual frontmen exude a unique and magnetic presence
that has been sorely missed.

UO released its first full-length, the Steve Albini-produced Jesus Urge
Superstar, in 1989 through Touch and Go Records and steadily began
ascending in popularity. By the early 90’s, they were opening for Nirvana
and Pearl Jam, and eventually signed to Geffen Records, who released
their beloved classic LP, Saturation. The group’s biggest moment in the
spotlight came when Quentin Tarantino prominently used their cover of Neil
Diamond’s “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon” in his film Pulp Fiction. The
soundtrack soon became one of the most acclaimed and successful of the
decade and Urge’s version of “Girl” became a hit. The band went on to sell over
2.5 million albums, and recently came full circle when they performed at the New
York Friar’s Club Roast of Quentin Tarantino this past December.

Aboard The Jewel
Aboard The Jewel

This cruise is aboard THE JEWEL 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


*LAST CALL for the boats is 5 minutes before departure. After this time your tickets may be forfeited and you may not be able to board the boat, so please arrive early*