Dirty Fences

High Voltage PR Northside Showcase

Dirty Fences

Dead Stars, Billy Moon

Sat, June 9, 2018

7:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Dirty Fences
Dirty Fences
Dirty Fences are a quintessential New York band: the kind the city is known for producing; the band you’d want to hear blasting out the PA at some dive bar that is beyond capacity before they even take stage. They often refer to themselves as a gang, and that mentality is evident in every meaty riff and perfectly-executed harmony on their latest album, Goodbye Love. It’s a perfect slice of wax that evokes early American rock and punk acts such as Redd Kross, The MC5, and Johnny Thunders — whilst showing an obsession with early KISS and Motley Crüe through the lens of The Dictators and Ramones — but the band still manages to maintain an identity all their own. Goodbye Love is out now on Greenway Records.
Dead Stars
Dead Stars
Brooklyn's Dead Stars craft fuzzy, hook-filled indie-pop that pairs crunchy guitars with playful pop melodies and big, explosive choruses. Made up of cousins Jeff Moore (guitars, vocals) and Jaye Moore (drums), along with longtime friend John Watterberg (bass), the band won over fans with 2014's debut LP Slumber and has spent the past few years playing countless live shows, sharing stages with acts like White Fence, Fucked Up, Nude Beach and Girlpool.

It's no surprise that Dead Stars' fuzzed-out sound has earned comparisons to indie-rock titans like Dinosaur Jr., Teenage Fanclub, Weezer, and The Lemonheads, but they're not riding the coattails of '90s nostalgia; they're simply remembering what drew them to music in the first place. The infectious college radio anthems that dominated the airwaves, the epic guitar riffs and anthemic choruses that led to dreams of quitting school, escaping suburbia, and touring the world, and the ear-splitting feedback resonating from all-ages clubs across America seeped into their brains and never left. It's what gives Dead Stars' songs that unmistakable feeling of being invincible, and the sense that nothing really matters except for where you are right now. It's based on the notion that you don't need gimmicks to make a statement: all you need are some catchy tunes and a couple of good friends to jam with.

On March 4th, Dead Stars will release their sophomore LP, Bright Colors, on their own Weird Tree Records. True to their signature sound and no-frills attitude, it features a mix of upbeat, hummable melodies, heavy, buzzing guitars, and straightforward songwriting that urges fans to sing along after just one listen. From the bouncy guitar lines and heavy-hitting chorus of lead single "Calm Punk" to the slow build of "Stay Here," it dives deeper into their sometimes nostalgic, always authentic world of upbeat indie-rock.
Billy Moon
Billy Moon
Being the weirdo in a small town has its drawbacks, something that Billy Moon knows all too well. Growing up outside of what you could call a bed-and-breakfast town, he found that music was the one thing that made his world his own. Thanks to one of the more powerful FM transmitters in Ontario, he was able to get the sounds of bands like Weezer, The Ramones, and The Velvet Underground sent to the clock radio in his tiny, rural bedroom. From there, he spent most of his adolescence sharpening his skills as a music nerd. Eventually he made his way to Hamilton, Ontario, where he started playing shows and recorded his first EP.

After a handful of releases and a couple of cross-country tours, Moon has proven himself as a songwriter as well as a performer. Billy Moon is a band, but it’s also a guy, and he thinks that talking about it too much is missing the point. He makes music to make you realize that the things that make you different are the things you should hold tightest to.

Billy Moon's debut LP, Punk Songs, will be out this summer on Old Flame Records.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/