Miles Solay is the frontman for this five-man band of indie rock activists and he definitely has something to say. Just listen to the single Empty Lives off the EP Future Rock. In an interview with American Songwriter last year, Solay said of this track, “the song’s lyrics speak for themselves, I believe, laying bare the degrading and putrid nature of American society… This song is for those reared on that parasitic and illusory American Dream.”
Controversial? Oh sí. A provocateur? You bet. We may or may not agree with his views, but we need more of that chutzpah in this bland musical landscape where we live, in this society of eroding civil liberties, and in these times when people are afraid to speak up.
*Escarioka to play late night set at 12:30am! NYC’s best tropical raggamuffin crew - salsa/cumbia/skapunk/dance vibes with latin soul! One of my personal favorite bands in all of NYC: listen to Escarioka
*Playing before ON, at 10pm is Blayer Pointdujour & Rockers Galore. We are bringing these cats up from Philly… reggae/hiphop/punk/haitian kompa… “We are Saul Williams and Paul Simonon’s adopted child.” Read this profile on Blayer from AFROPUNK
*Opening the show is Harasssarah - new young BK punk rockers and personal inspirations of mine. Check out this new piece from Superchief.tv penned by Harasssarah’s own Tricky Yooth: Riot Girl Reflections
*Between bands and late into the night we’ll be having a DJ BATTLE between yours truly minimum selects and Mehanata Bulgarian Bar resident DJ Chico Teck. Expect transglobal hustles, international soul flavors and lots of hips shaking, drumming and air horns!!