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Sun. May 3, 2009
Black Rock Coalition: 24-7 Spyz, The Smyrk, and Grand Baton | New York, NY |
Presented By (Le) Poisson Rouge

Minimum age
for this event is:

18+

Venue Information


Le Poisson Rouge (MAP)
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
US 10012

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Featuring:
24-7 Spyz, The Smyrk, Grand Baton

Event Information:
212-505-FISH

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24-7 Spyz
The Smyrk
Grand Baton

Bio:
Jimi (King Sepia XL) Hazel & Rick (Percy) Skatore have been keeping the HMS rolling since 1989 and now with drummer Tobias (Thin Man) Ralph in the camp, the next chapter in the book of Spyz has been issued with the release of our latest joint, titled Face The Day on our own label, The Gumbo Recording Company. We've stayed true to ourselves, our music and our (fans) family cause as we like to say, IN THE FACE OF DISHONESTY, THE TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL! YA DIG??? Download the track Face The Day and turn on everyone you know! Positivity and the D.I.Y. ethic has always been at the core of who we are and giving this song to everyone is our way of sharing our mantra! Face The Day is now available at iTunes! Do yourself and a friend a favor and GO COP IT, ASAP!!! We will continue to make real music for real music lovers! Peace, Love, Gratitude & THANKS! Jimi, Rick & Tobias. HMS4L!

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Grand Baton is the latest project of native Caribbean, guitarist composer and singer Jean-Christophe Maillard (aka Mbutu), well known for his work in Gwoka music (traditionnal drum music from Guadeloupe); it is a powerful fusion of this heritage with rock music.

For the first time, electric overdriven guitars are combined with the mighty goat skin "slave drum" known as "Ka" for a steady ethno-rooted-pop rock with unusual rythms and melodic lines... the "Rude Ka" music is born.

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The Smyrk is a band from New Haven, Connecticut. The members are Doron Flake, Alex Marans, Ari Sadowitz and Chris Barone.

They formed in 2003, when singer Doron Flake joined up with instrumental trio of guitarist/bassists Nick Logan and Ari Sadowitz, along with drummer Chris Barone, who had been playing the Connecticut club circuit under the name “Canine Smirk”.
The Smyrk announced their breakup on July 21st, 2008, with a final show on July 29th. In January 2009, The Smyrk announced its reformation with its newest member, Alex Marans. He plays keys, bass and sings.

Monsters on Maple Street the bands debut EP was produced with Eric Rachel (Saves the Day, Dillinger Escape Plan) and mastered by Alan Douches (Thrice, Run DMC) at West West Side Music. The self-released record garnered praise from sources such as AbsolutePunk.net.
After circulating around the internet and the Northeast playing over 300 shows, Monsters on Maple Street caught the ear of Incubus bassist and former Roots guitarist Ben Kenney. The band then set out on tour, performing across the country and back, including performing in Los Angeles for Kenny, who invited them to record at his home in August 2006. Monsters on Maple Street was picked up for distribution by Mr. Kenney’s label, Ghetto Crush, and quickly became a top seller on the label’s website.
The Smyrk traveled to Los Angeles in August, 2006 to record six new tracks for the album New Fiction. This album was recorded over a month in Mr. Kenney’s home studio.
In October 2007, The Smyrk, was chosen as one of the top 6 bands out of 4000 bands to compete in MTV2’s Dew Circuit Breakout, a TV battle of the bands sponsored by Mountain Dew. MTV2’s contest has brought to the music spotlight bands such as Halifax, the 2006 winner and Taking Back Sunday.

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24-7 Spyz


The Smyrk


24-7 Spyz


Grand Baton


18+ or accompanied by legal guardian. This show is General Admission, first come, first serve. Seating is Limited. A purchased ticket does not guarantee you a seat. There is a two item minimum for all seated performances.

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