John The Gun, Starnes&Shah, The Burbans

John The Gun


The Burbans

Feb 18 Sat

7:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

John The Gun - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
John The Gun
John the Gun is a rock trio formed in Nutley NJ in 2013. With a permanent lineup now comprised of long-time friends John Cusumano (guitar/vocals), Corrado Rizzi (drums), and Dan Jernick (bass, backup vocals), the group grew in fits and starts throughout their first year together.

Then, after some tweaks to their lineup and multiple name changes, the band had a bit of a rebirth when they began writing their first record as three-piece in 2014. “Tread Eternal” was released on July 31 of 2015, and encapsulates everything that is JtG. As Rich Quinlan of writes, “Skilled musicians will identify the sophistication of the playing and appreciate the wealth of talent, but those of us without a shred of ability will also be able to allow the force of “Sticky Ninjas” or “Renaissance” to wash over us... The band sounds much larger than a trio and the ten songs on Tread Eternal feature a broad range of emotions and lyrical cleverness... Erudite, well produced, and intriguing, John the Gun is a band bringing elevated skill to the often- uniform world of indie rock.”

Having opened for acts such as Alien Ant Farm at Webster Hall and headlining Maxwell’s in Hoboken, the three young musicians are steadily making a name for themselves in the local scene. JtG is a juggernaut of pop and prog, simultaneously aggressive and delicately nuanced. Theirs is a live show you truly won’t want to miss.
Starnes&Shah - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Starnes&Shah is a folk/rock duo composed of wife and wife Dania and Zilpha Abu-Shaheen. Dania (singer/songwriter/guitarist) and Zilpha Starnes (vocalist) started playing together in NYC in 2005. Their songs range from pared down ballads to rock anthems complete with choral arrangements and layered guitars. Having newly become parents, Starnes&Shah recently brought their creative process closer to home, literally—they recorded their fifth album in their basement during baby naps. The album explores personhood through the lenses of parenthood and familial relationships, gnarled as they may be. The album, whose name is yet to be revealed, is due for release on 9/16/16.
Starnes&Shah have released an acoustic EP titled “Here Again on the Island” (2006) and four full-length albums, “Summer in the Woodshed” (2007), and “Pink White Blue Green” (2009), “Red Brick Tide” (2011), and “Shilling for Dreamtown” (2013) featuring full band arrangements. They have played shows in Northeastern cities including Burlington, Portland, Boston, Philadelphia, and their current home city New York.
You can listen to their music at
The Burbans - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
The Burbans
The Burbans are Rick Agosta (lead guitar/vocals ), Michael Cerullo (bass guitar/vocals), Andy LaDue (drums) and multiple platinum producer/engineer Matt Noble (vocals/guitars/ keyboards) . The band has 3 albums out in which they blend pop,rock and country to create their own unique Americana sound. To paraphrase one of their lyrics:"they broke the mold..then they made us."
Although they are relentlessly coming up with new songs in the studio, they're set on making this the "Year Of Burbans Live".
The Burbans:“A Shot of Rock with a Twist of Humor”
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002