Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bridge Street Live
Collinsville, CT

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Bridge Street Live
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Phone: (860) 693-9762
41 Bridge Street
Collinsville, CT 06022
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The Fleshtones were the first band to be booked or to play at several famous venues, including Irving Plaza and Danceteria in Manhattan, Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the original 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. Beyond The Call Of Duty - The Fleshtones Where do we start? Dubbed ‘America’s Garage Rock Band’ and ‘The Kings Of Garage Rock’, the Fleshtones have been the subject of books (Sweat by Joe Bonomo, Continuum Press 2007) and movies (Pardon Us For Living But The Graveyard’s Full, 2009) as well as amazement from fans and detractors alike. Carelessly (to the purists) tossing together the fuzz-guitar and Farfisa organ riffs of so-called ‘garage rock’ with rockabilly, soul, and surf, The Fleshtones are well into their fifth decade of making believers out of the most jaded nay-sayers with their mongrel stew known as “Super Rock”. Why? After years of messing around, the group finally formed in 1976 when vocalist/keyboardist Peter Zaremba, guitarist Keith Streng, and bassist Jan Marek Pukulski, picked up a bunch of cheap Japanese musical instruments they found abandoned in the basement of the Whitestone, Queens house they were renting. Aiming to return rock and roll to the simplicity and unselfconsciousness of it’s pre-arena rock days, and make sure their friends would have as much fun listening to rock & roll as they had enjoying the music they loved (as well as increase their popularity), the group launched a series of outrageous house parties, coming to the attention of neighbors and the NYPD alike, before debuting at CBGBs in May of that year. They have been earnestly rocking ever since, a record not held by any other group from those heady days (The band was typically not referenced in the 2013 movie about the club which was filmed in Savannah, GA and starred an Englishman as CBGB owner Hilly Krystal). Audiences were often taken aback by The Fleshtones riotous stage performances, which were amplified by the maniacal presence of sax-playing high school buddy Gordon Spaeth (who sadly passed away in 200
Ticket Price: $14 GA, $24 VIP
Show Time:8:00 PM

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