Calliope Musicals, Johnny & The Bootlegs

CEG Presents

Calliope Musicals

Johnny & The Bootlegs

Oct 17 Tue

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Calliope Musicals
Calliope Musicals
Calliope Musicals is a cheerful psychedelic party folk band from Austin TX. Their high-energy live performance focuses on involving the crowd. A psychedelic squad of musicians fill in their folksy roots with a mix of vibraphone, tribal drums, bass, lead guitar and explosive vocals. The band exudes feel-good vibes that aim to swallow listeners and spit them out as happier versions of their former selves.
Calliope Musicals is a group in every sense of the word. Loyal to their members and actively involved in a local artists’ collective they helped start, Circus on the Moon, they are truly entranced by the possibility of genuine freedom that the prospect of making music promises.
They aspire to be the greatest show on earth that comes to town to delight and wow. Lock up your children or join them in running away with the circus. You know you want to…
Johnny & The Bootlegs
Johnny & The Bootlegs
Johnny & The Bootlegs are an NYC Blues-Punk-Rock outfit established in 2016. Dedicated to the idea of creating good time, soul inspired, rock n roll, the bands self-titled, debut album was released in August 2017. With cited influence from artists like ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Green Day and Sublime, J&tB is fronted by NYC singer-songwriter John Santiago with Eric Neuberger on Bass and the recent addition of Ryan Adams on drums. Having released two singles since their debut with plans of two more in early 2018, their follow up EP entitled NYC Rags, is set for release in the Spring.
NYC Rags was recorded at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY by engineer Jeff Berner (Psychic TV, Chris Cubeta and the Liars Club, NAAM, Heliotropes, etc,) through the summer and fall of 2017. The songs were written by Santiago during his time as a General Manager in NYC nightlife and relate to his personal trials and tribulations throughout a “wild six years”. Thrift Shop speaks about the odd underlying nature of wearing someone else's clothing, while NYC Woman is a direct discussion of the extremes present in NYC dating. Hesitant is a haunting ballad that piggybacks on the damage of those extremes, causing people to hold back, cautious of city love. Wings is a broken hearted guitar tribute to Jimi Hendrix asking an ex to “fly away”. Lastly, Hey, Jenny is about the desire and need for love, though unrequited in the face of screaming sincerity
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002