Gotham City Riot, NOW, SondorBlue

Gotham City Riot



Aug 16 Wed

7:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Gotham City Riot - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Gotham City Riot
Gotham City Riot are a New York City based Punk Rock 'N' Roll band a la The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Cheap Trick, AC/DC, and the Sex Pistols to name a few. The band has a raw, heavy, and dirty Rock sound with a Punk edge. Gotham City Riot have played Arlene's Grocery, The Knitting Factory, Fontana's, The Mercury Lounge, Slake, Gold Sounds, and The Bowery Electric. We recorded our first record with producer Mike Machinist from the band Shinobi Ninja at his studio in 2015 and currently finishing up our new record at Dive Into Sound Studios in Bushwick, BK with producer Michal Olownia. The band has an energetic and dynamic live show with melodic hooks and razor sharp riffs.
NOW - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Wait no longer for great new music—the time is Now! Founded by guitarist, songwriter, and NYC rock club veteran Allen Childs, Now is a thought-provoking rock trio that blends simple and pure earworm-pop goodness with free-form, extended jams in the style of Led Zeppelin and Phish.

A native Alabamian, Childs moved to New York City to study at Columbia University, where he graduated in 2009 with a degree in philosophy (a clear influence on his songwriting). Next came The Collective School of Music, where he further befriended his fretboard and met mathematician-turned-bassist Anton Serrats and drummer David Guy, each of whom brings to the project jazz school chops and all the groove audiences can handle.

No subject is off limits in Now’s catalog; inspired by The Beatles’ playfulness and the spiritual bombast of The Who, popular Now tracks explore the definition of masculinity, free will vs. determinism, and menstruation. These unflinching lyrical inquiries combine with powerful improvised crescendos and infectious hooks to form a musical experience that leaves a mark.

As a nice bonus, all three band members are extremely—almost painfully—sexy, alluring, and personally intriguing. Especially Allen Childs. (Bio written by Allen Childs.)

Now’s first EP is will be released this fall.
SondorBlue - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
SondorBlue is an indie-rock band out of Charleston, SC comprised of three lead vocalists. When each voice comes together to create the three-part harmonies that are carefully woven into each of their songs, a magical fourth voice is created that is uniquely SondorBlue. With influences that range from Coldplay and Tame Impala, to the Beatles and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, their emotional songs have won them fans of all ages.
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002