futureboy9000 posted a topic in New York / New JerseyIf you're in New York City this weekend and have an itch for some positively electrifying, world class, old school rock and roll, then get your bad self down to Arlene's Grocery, 95 Stanton St., this Saturday night. http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/ Easy directions: J, M or Z to Essex St.; or F / V Train to 2nd Avenue. Exit 1st Avenue, it's 1 block below Houston St., between Orchard and Ludlow Streets. Here's the lineup: 7 OFFSET http://www.soundclick.com/bands/4/offsetny.htm 8 NAKED RIOT http://www.myspace.com/nakedriot 9 THE KOWALSKIS http://thekowalskis.com 10 HEAP http://www.heap-nyc.com 11 THE REDUCERS http://thereducers.com 12 777s http://www.myspace.com/triplesevens 1AM DAMN GLAD http://www.damnglad.com/ Offset are a young up and coming band with a lot of great, genuine snotty punk attitude. Naked Riot are REALLY GOOD songwriters and players and kick ass big time as well. The Kowalskis are a well-established NYC band who make terrific punk-pop that latches into your head like a pick-axe. They always turn in a great show. At 10 pm is Heap, who are on The Reducers label, and have all kinds of ties to The Ramones. Mitch Leigh from The Rattlers has done a bunch of work with them and may be appearing -- he just happens to be Joey Ramone's brother! They've been favorably compared to the Replacements, or perhaps The Real Kids fronted by Mink De Ville. They're sure to be great! At 11 pm is The Reducers from New London, CT., who have been around for over 20 years and still kick major booty. They are perhaps the ultimate garage band, perfectly straddling the line between incredible energy and astonishing musicianship. These guys will nail your head to the floor. You're in for a major treat. It's their first gig in New York in 5 years, and they are highly, highly recommended. At midnight is the 777s. One of the hottest new punk-pop bands in the city! If you like bands like The Stooges, the Ramones, The Cramps, X, The NY Dolls, The Paybacks -- and who doesn't? -- then they're your kind of band. "The 777s threw down a SCORCHING, SWEATY set!" - Bill Morris, NY Daily News Damn Glad have gotten a lot of good press. They make uplifting pop/rock in the vein of Matthew Sweet, maybe a little edgier. Should be a welcome relief after all the intensity preceding. Admission is only SEVEN BUCKS, and it's really easy to get to on the subway, so you have no excuse. We look forward to kicking your ass.