ROCKTOBER

Tommy London Presents:

ROCKTOBER

Oct 17 Wed

8:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Thrilldriver
Thrilldriver
In the year since Thrilldriver destroyed their first dive bar, these New York City hard rockers have recorded and released their acclaimed six-song Sacha EP, packed headlining shows across the city, and opened for major national and international touring acts. They are currently working on their first full length album for release in 2016.
The Blackfires
The Blackfires
With members from the UK, Russia, Spain, Uruguay and NYC, The Blackfires truly are an international band. Between them they are PhD educated, hold degrees from Oxford and Columbia, are trained in philology and film-making, and the list goes on. Yet, as accomplished as they are in other fields, music is their forte. Yes they are fucking good. Pulling off Deep Purple's opus Child in Time and the odd Led Zeppelin cover to a tee are just some of the things to expect from The Blackfires.

Leading the band is Muscovite Andrey "Cheggi" Chegodaev with a voice and onstage antics that are immediately recognizable and captivating. Plant, Gillan, and Jon Bon Jovi all come to mind but there's definitely something unique about Cheggi's vocal stylings. On guitar is Englishman Anthony Mullin, who's jammed with the likes of Brad Whitford & Joe Perry, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, & Orianthi, to name a few. His rhythm playing is notable, however it's his scorching blues-based lead improvisation which really draws the listener in and provides the perfect accompaniment to Chegodaev. Also on guitar, Spanish born Hector Marin employs his more schooled approach to deliver intricate leads and rhythms, evoking Iron Maiden & Thin Lizzy in the process. Uruguayan Grasebo Doe is a rock-solid rock bass player, enough said really. Lastly, American Joe Mitch is the secret weapon in The Blackfires' arsenal. Aside from delivering consistent and crushing rhythms on the drums, he also sings and adds the odd guitar solo to a track or two. A true asset to the band.--

The Blackfires - Fresh off dates with Aerosmith & California Breed with New Music Coming Soon
Thornes
Thornes
With a powerful voice, heavy rock guitars, solid song writing and great stage shows, Thornes makes for a beautiful marriage of the old and the new with the sounds of primal rock'n'roll at its finest!!
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/