Oh how the evening did rawk! Thank you to host Jimmy Artache, Irish Whiskey Bar Astoria, JW Farrell and Sam Rasiotis!
Folk-punk is a term that we hear often to describe the band, and we say that makes as much sense as all of the the genres we jump to. We’ll be playing with cool cats Sam Rasiotis and JW Farrell next week, who both bring the noise and passion, and so The Repressions will be dedicating this set to the faster, rambunctious songs. Jump with us!
The Repressions are grateful to have played so many live shows in 2019, including the NYC Veggie Pride Parade in Union Square and Kingston Animalia Concert at BSP Kingston! Thank you to these terrific New York venues and events: The Local, Espresso 77, East Village Social, Irish Whiskey Bar, Union Square Park, Make Music New York, Jack Jones, Dolphin Bookshop & Cafe, Belvedere, LIC Bar, Kumon Awards Ceremony, Athens Square Park, RaR Bar, Shore Fest, Uke Hut, BSP Kingston, The Way Station, The Quays, Shillelagh Tavern, The Mad Donkey, and Marine Terrace. Special thanks to photographer Patrick Merino (he took the fine professional images here,) John Cavaliere and Zack Dash for filming, photographing and always being there, Ben Olson, The AR Community and Astoria Music Collective, our neighborhood musical family! There is much more to come in the new year!
Music: Thank You Charlotte Bronte (Extended Intro) by The Repressions
Saturday 11/9 The Repressions will come into focus at Kyle Rogers’ record release show at @shilltavern @astoriamusiccollectivenyc #focus #colorful #stainedglass #Windows #indiemusic #kylerogers #dolly #astoriamusic #record #release #album #folkpunk
This was a special show, with a very fun and appreciative audience. Uke Hut by day is NYC’s first and only ukulele shop, and then is transformed into a welcoming theatrical experience. There are featured performers and then a very energetic open mic to follow, hosted by the talented Andrew Swackhammer and Kristin Dausch. The Repressions featured on October 13th with Victoria Langford and Alexandra James. Truly a fine evening with an excellent audience!
9/7/19 – This was a show arranged by Hellgate Bridge Alliance. benefiting the Westway Inn Women’s shelter. Here you see some of the the Collective, playing each other’s songs, which were randomly chosen and assigned and then practiced in secret. Round 1- each act performed their original song… Round 2 – Each act surprised someone else with a cover of their song. A great cause. a beautiful day, and an amazing community. Check out Patrick Robert’s covering “We Are The Strange Ones” on our Youtube channel!
Special thanks to Miguel Hernandez, Patrick Merino, Andrew Lasky, Brandon Glasgow, Margaret Horning and our dear brother Ben Olson.
The gorgeous photos by Patrick Merino.
Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas