Streaming: Sad Bastards of Brooklyn – Oh Brooklyn

February 2, 2016

Sad Bastards

Every so often for the past few years, Charlene McPherson and Mo Goldner step out of their amazing hard rocking band, Spanking Charlene, and play a low key acoustic set.  They call themselves The Sad Bastards of Brooklyn.  An SBB show is not just any set of music, but a set of some of the saddest songs that Charlene and Mo know.  This past Friday, they released their latest album, Sad Bastards of Brooklyn Volume 2.

Along with 11 covers, Charlene and Mo included one original song, Oh Brooklyn.  It’s not only a great song, but Charlene’s vocal is gorgeous.  Click the player below and give it a listen.  And if you click the buy link in the player you can purchase the track or even the entire album.


Tonight: Sad Bastards of Brooklyn CD Release Show at The Sidewalk Cafe

January 29, 2016

Sad Bastards

Every so often for the past few years, Charlene McPherson and Mo Goldner step out of their amazing hard rocking band, Spanking Charlene, and play a low key acoustic set.  They call themselves The Sad Bastards of Brooklyn.  An SBB show is not just any set of music, but a set of some of the saddest songs that Charlene and Mo know.

Two years ago, under the watchful eye of producer Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, Charlene and Mo recorded 12 songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Jackson Brown, Johnny Thunders and Alex Chilton.  That album, Sad Bastards of Brooklyn Volume One was one of Now I’ve Heard Everything’s Best Albums of 2014.

Tonight, Charlene and Mo will launch the follow up, Sad Bastards of Brooklyn, Volume 2.  Like its predecessor, it contains a number of covers.  This time there will be a new original song as well.  That should be enough reason to be at The Sidewalk Cafe.

Sad Bastards of Brooklyn, Sidewalk Cafe,  94 Avenue A at 6th Street (Any Train to 14th Street, L Train to 1st Avenue, F Train to Delancey Street or J or M Trains to Essex Street, then transfer to M14A Bus to 6th Street) 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


Tonight: Spanking Charlene at The Bowery Underground

November 28, 2015

Spanking Charlene 2-19-15 1

Spanking Charlene  has been declared The Underground Garage’s Best Unsigned Band and their album Where Are The Freaks? was Now I’ve Heard Everything’s Best Album of 2012. When you put Charlene McPherson on vocals, Mo Goldner on guitar, David Leatherwood on bass, Eric Seftel on drums and add Eric Ambel on guitar, you get a combination of rock and punk reminiscent of The RamonesSpanking Charlene will supply 100% of your minimum daily requirement of rock n roll.  Spanking Charlene will hit The Bowery Electric’s subterranean stage at 10pm.

But first up, at 9pm, you’ll find The Lord Calverts.  That band that plays rock that relates back to the mid 1960s British Invasion.

Spanking Charlene (10pm), The Lord Calverts (9pm), The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets (6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place, F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 2nd Avenue exit), $10


Tonight: Spanking Charlene at Beast of Bourbon

November 7, 2015

Spanking Charlene 2-19-15 1

Spanking Charlene  has been declared The Underground Garage’s Best Unsigned Band and their album Where Are The Freaks? was Now I’ve Heard Everything’s Best Album of 2012. When you put Charlene McPherson on vocals, Mo Goldner on guitar, David Leatherwood on bass, Eric Seftel on drums and add Eric Ambel on guitar, you get a combination of rock and punk reminiscent of The RamonesSpanking Charlene will supply 100% of your minimum daily requirement of rock n roll.

And of course, Beast of Bourbon features BBQ, 42 draft beers and over 40 bourbons.  So between the food, the drink and the music, you’ll have a great time tonight.

Spanking Charlene, Beast of Bourbon, 710 Myrtle Avenue between Walworth and Spencer Streets (G Train to Myrtle – Willoughby), 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

 


Tonight: Sad Bastards of Brooklyn at The Cutting Room

August 13, 2015

Sad Bastards

Every so often for the past few years, Charlene McPherson and Mo Goldner step out of their amazing hard rocking band, Spanking Charlene, and play a low key acoustic set.  They call themselves The Sad Bastards of Brooklyn.  An SBB show is not just any set of music, but a set of some of the saddest songs that Charlene and Mo know.

A few years back, under the watchful eye of producer Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, Charlene and Mo recorded 12 songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Jackson Brown, Johnny Thunders and Alex Chilton.  And just recently Charlene, Mo and Roscoe went back into the studio and recorded another set of sad songs.

But don’t think that a Sad Bastards of Brooklyn show is a downer, because it definitely is not.  What it is, in fact, is mesmerizing.  Charlene has an amazing voice, which she gets to show off, and Mo’s guitar provides the perfect accompaniment to it.

Sad Bastards of Brooklyn, (supporting Patti Rothberg, Ilona opens), The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street between Park and Madison Avenues (6 Train to 33rd Street),  show 7:30pm, $20, $20 food/drink minimum at tables


Tonight: Spanking Charlene at Beast of Bourbon

June 27, 2015

Spanking Charlene 2-19-15 1

Spanking Charlene  has been declared The Underground Garage’s Best Unsigned Band and their album Where Are The Freaks? was Now I’ve Heard Everything’s Best Album of 2012. When you put Charlene McPherson on vocals, Mo Goldner on guitar, David Leatherwood on bass, Eric Seftel on drums and add Eric Ambel on guitar, you get a combination of rock and punk reminiscent of The RamonesSpanking Charlene will supply 100% of your minimum daily requirement of rock n roll.

And of course, Beast of Bourbon features BBQ, 42 draft beers and over 40 bourbons.  So between the food, the drink and the music, you’ll have a great time tonight.

Spanking Charlene, Beast of Bourbon, 710 Myrtle Avenue between Walworth and Spencer Streets (G Train to Myrtle – Willoughby), 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

 


Tonight: Sad Bastards of Brooklyn at The Sidewalk Cafe

June 5, 2015

Sad Bastards of Brooklyn Cover

Every so often for the past few years, Charlene McPherson and Mo Goldner step out of their amazing hard rocking band, Spanking Charlene, and play a low key acoustic set.  They call themselves The Sad Bastards of Brooklyn.  An SBB show is not just any set of music, but a set of some of the saddest songs that Charlene and Mo know.

Not that long ago, under the watchful eye of producer Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, Charlene and Mo recorded 12 songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Jackson Brown, Johnny Thunders and Alex Chilton.  Don’t think that Sad Bastards of Brooklyn Volume One is a downer, because it definitely is not.  What it is, in fact, is mesmerizing.  Charlene has an amazing voice, which she gets to show off, and Mo’s guitar provides the perfect accompaniment to it.

Tonight you can get to see the magic happen live.  And if that is not enough reason to be at The Sidewalk Cafe, you should know that Sad Bastards of Brooklyn Volume Two is now in the works.  We might get a bit of a preview of it tonight too.

Sad Bastards of Brooklyn, Sidewalk Cafe,  94 Avenue A at 6th Street (Any Train to 14th Street, L Train to 1st Avenue, F Train to Delancey Street or J or M Trains to Essex Street, then transfer to M14A Bus to 6th Street) 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


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