More photos from recent gigs and special occasions…
The really lovely professional photos are by Patrick Merino… Thank you to Patrick and Astoria Music Collective!
Super cool art space with three stages, art gallery, lots of books! The Repressions feel very at home here and can’t wait to play tonight!
This is a busy time for gigs!
Catch Nate Lay solo Thursday 10/25 at Jameson’s in Manhattan. Nate and Barbara at OK Cafe in Astoria on 10/26, The Repressions (full band) at the Halloween show at Singlecut on Saturday 10/27, The Repressions at Misfit Hive in Woodside on Friday 11/9, and Nate Lay solo (likely with a few surprise guests) on Saturday 11/10 at Irish Whiskey Bar in Astoria. Live music is the stuff of life!
This is going to be fun! An espresso and wine bar in a cool neighborhood? Oh yes, The Repressions are very excited to play that. No cover- bring your friends!
Ginger Dizzy is an important song for The Repressions, as it tends to make audiences happy and sing along, which is one of the most meaningful things that music can do. It is also the song that inspired the “vaudeville” part of The Repressions’ style. There are quite a few versions out there, Barbara and Ben, just Barbara, just Nate, the recorded version with Barbara and Nate, but this live performance captured this week actually features all three Repressions… the new definitive version…
Sometimes it is better, or maybe a little necessary, to be hazy and out of it, rather than sad… of only for a little while… Confusion you can choose is better than the blues…
Happy March everybody! Tonight The Repressions are playing a short and sweet showcase set with some classic Astoria folks… John Keegan (of The Greenstreets) Justin Finley (of Space Jump Live) and Chris O’Sullivan… hosted by Jimmy Artache.
Live acoustic music and drink specials all night…. Irish Whiskey Bar 2848 31st Street Astoria.. Hope to see you there!
And so… the gig at Terra Firma has been moved down the street to Wayward Social, a place that The Repressions have never played before… That’s good and fun stuff! So, two Saturday nights, two shows, both with groovy lineups and both free entry.. See you there. We will save a prize for you.
Saturday February 3 – Irish Whiskey Bar – 2848 31st Street Astoria
Saturday February 10 – Wayward Social – 35 Ingraham Street Brooklyn