First full band rehearsal of the year. Feels great to be back in the room and also to be working on new music!
Gig announcement… We will be back at Arlene's Grocery on Friday, February 20th at 11pm. Other bands on the bill still to be announced. Mark your calendars for this awesome slot. It will be cold outside but hot on stage!
Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for making 2014 a special one for us. Looking forward to a great 2015 as well!
Thanks to everyone that came out and made this years Very Mercury Christmas a huge success. We covered Robert Earl Keen's "Merry Christmas From The Family" in the middle of our set. Always a great time playing one of the Bowery Presents stages!
Coming up in just two weeks our Annual Christmas Show at The Mercury Lounge in New York City where the original Yule Dogs will close out the evening with a set of sing-along holiday classics. A fine Christmas tradition and a show not to be missed under any circumstances whether you're naughty or nice. Info on the shows page.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We thank you most of all for downloading our new album off of iTunes.
Thanks everyone that came down to Arlene's Grocery and packed the room! We apologize to those of you that couldn't get in at first due to overcrowding. The next show is at a bigger venue. Next up Mercury Lounge on 12/18 with our friends Wormburner. Mark your calendars!
Come and get it folks! Our new EP "Whiskey and the Women" is now available on all major sites for download. click on the MUSIC page above and get your copy today! Thanks as always for supporting independent musicians!!!
We've got all of the pieces of the puzzle finally! Our new EP is ready to upload. Special thanks to all of the people involved especially Alan Camlet at Hoboken Recorders for Producing the record and keeping an awesome vibe throughout the process, Justin Kaufmann for the incredible artwork, and Mike Tucci for Mastering. It should be ready for you guys right on time for the big show Friday!
So much fun last night at rehearsal. It was great to go through all the songs both old and new and have some fun again. We even stopped by one of our favorite watering holes, Donnybrook, on the Lower East Side to hang out afterwards and come up with a fun setlist for the upcoming EP release party at Arlene's Grocery. Looking forward to it!
Fun night last night recording background vocals for the new five song EP… The working title is "Whiskey and the Women" lets hope we can get it done for the next show!
We have an exciting show coming up. We will be headlining Arlene's Grocery on Friday, November 7th with two really cool all girl bands opening up. Jane Lee Hooker who we have seen before (they rock!) and The BlueBonnets from Austin, TX. Mark your calendars..
Amazing day today in the studio at Hoboken Recorders. With our new drummer Alan Camlet behind the board and the kit we laid down five brand new tracks not even using a click. The band was red hot going in and we decided to try and capture the sound live. I'd guess a few overdubs and this will be ready to get to you all this fall!
Great turnout last night for an early show. The staff at Mercury Lounge said it is by far the biggest early show that they had all summer. When we hit the stage early it also means that the after party starts early too! Great time hanging with you all at The Sixth Ward after the show. Special thanks also to Brett Kohart of Lead Foxes for coming out and singing the Acquiesce song "Starting Today" with us. That was a blast!
Not too late to get tickets to tonights show with East River Bandits and Lead Of Foxes at Mercury Lounge. Its going to be packed as always when we play the Merc!
What an amazing time yesterday at the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company's Five Year Anniversary Party. Thanks to Twenty12 the band for letting us use your board and speakers. We hope to get back out to see you all out there again soon. Thanks to those of you that bought CDs and TShirts as well!
As many of you noticed at our last show, Vinny Cimino is no longer with the band at this time on drums. He is still part of the East River Bandits family but at this time is focusing on his other projects and also being a daddy. We wish you luck Vinny!
Big show announcement! We will be playing at Mercury Lounge on Thursday, July 17th at 7pm sharp as part of a special early showcase with us and Lead Of Foxes. Tickets are available on the shows page.
Thanks for all of you that came down to the gig last night. Especially our Australian Fan club leader Brett Kennedy all the way from Melbourne. We debuted five new songs and hope to get into the studio before the end of the year to record them. In other news we are happy to announce that we will be playing at the Greenport Harbor Brewery Five Year Anniversary Party on the North Fork of Long Island. Check the shows page for details.
We are there folks. The tunes are ready to be unleashed. We just booked a last minute show at our home base The 11th St. Bar for Wednesday, June 18th with our friend Seth Adam opening the show. We've got a big one to announce coming up too!
Amazing rehearsal last night. All the guys are fired up for whats coming up… New shows, new tunes, and new venues. Stay tuned for details!
Still no Bandits news but we wanted to let you know that Dan played Mandolin on the new record by Lead Of Foxes. The album comes out next week, check it out!
Happy St. Patricks Day everyone. Hang in there for us to add some new shows. Right now we've been holed up rehearsing and writing new songs. We'll see you in a few months.
Thanks to all of you that made it down to the show and packed the room. A lot of you were asking what the last song of the encore was, it was our little tribute to the Possum, George Jones. We did our own take on his song "White Lightning."
Happy Valentines Day folks. Just a few days till our headlining spot at Arlene's Grocery. See you there!
We are very excited to be playing an extra long headlining set at Arlene's Grocery on Wednesday, February 19th for our first show of 2014! We have the stage for as long as we want it to run through all of your favorites from "Down The Road", some new tunes, and a few covers as well. Mark your calendars now. Info on the shows page.
Thanks to the 227 of you that came down to Mercury Lounge! It was a packed house. A special thank you also goes out to Tyson for jumping up on stage with us for Robert Earle Keen's "Merry Christmas From The Family." We are going to take a bit to regroup and we'll see you next year!
Three gigs coming up for us this month! First off we will be playing acoustic for our First Wednesday of the Month residency at The 11th St. Bar this Wednesday at 9:30pm. This will be our last one for a while as we are giving up the residency for 2014 to get started on new material. Next up we will be playing a 5 song full band set at The Downtown Elves Holiday Charity Bash also at the 11th St. Bar this Sunday. It's a great cause so come down, donate, and see us and the other great bands on the lineup. Finally we make our triumphant return to the Mercury Lounge with our friends The Yule Dogs and Wormburner on Thursday, December 19th… Get your tickets now!
Thanks to all that came down last night especially John Jackson that came up and played guest mandolin on two songs. Good luck to Brett Conti Band on their new release.
We are back at the 11th St. Bar on Wednesday, November 6th for our residency show. Brett Conti Band will be playing before us at 9pm and then we follow at 10pm. Gonna be a great hang and maybe even a little musical cross pollination!
Now up on YouTube, here it is, the Official Music Video for "Down The Road". This song is the title track from East River Bandits' Kickstarter funded album. The days of MTV are long gone but through social media having a music video is still very important to a band in getting the word out. The extremely talented Chris Cassidy (www.casspix.com) helped us put this clip together and we are excited for you to get a glimpse into what the East River Bandits are all about. Please do us a favor and check it out, post it on whatever you post on, and help us spread the word.
Allright folks, we finally have a big announcement for you. We will be having our Video Release Party for our first single, "Down The Road", at Arlene's Grocery on Thursday, September 27th at 10pm. They will be screening the video on their projection screen before we hit the stage. We are so excited for you all to see it!
We hope you all had a great summer. We are excited to see all of our NYC fans that have been out partying at the beach. We hit the stage at 10pm sharp this Wednesday with Patrick Salt Ryan opening up the show for us.
We are very excited to be putting the finishing touches on our first music video! The video is being shot by Chris Cassidy (www.casspix.com) who has done videos for The Bogmen, Radio 4, Wormburner, Acquiesce, Vic Thrill, The Knockout Drops, and more. We will take a few weeks to edit it and hope to have a Video Release Party in the fall. More to come on that soon...
This weeks residency show will be an all acoustic set. Come on down and hang with the Bandits at Happy Hour beforehand. We have a brand new band opening up for us called "Lead Of Foxes" featuring Brett Kohart from Dan's other band, Acquiesce.
We are happy to add a last minute show next Monday opening up for Spider Man… Well not exactly but opening for Reeve Carney who plays Spider Man on Broadway. He is also famous for being in Taylor Swift's new music video. The gig is at Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 2. Doors for the show are at 6:30pm and we hit the stage at 7pm sharp. No cover for our part of the show!!! Info on the shows page...
Great hang at National Underground last Saturday. Especially to a few of you that came to see us before heading up to the Waylon Jennings Birthday Salute up at Rodeo Bar. Next show up is our "First Wednesday of the Month" gig at 11th St. Bar on the 3rd of July. Now we understand that a lot of our local fans will be out of town for the holiday weekend but those of you still in NYC will get a special treat as we have decided to do a stripped down "Acoustic Show". We have Patrick Salt Ryan opening the show at 9pm.
Happy June everyone! We have two shows coming up in the next two weeks. We hope to see you there. First up is our monthly residency show at 11th St. Bar where we will have Jeremy Winston and Martin Besa opening the show for us. We may even get some cross pollination going up on stage. After that we have a nice Saturday night show at the National Underground from 7pm till 9pm in which we will be warming up the crowd for Butch Phelps and the Buck Ups. Check the shows page for more info...
Thank you to all of you that made it down to our big show at Bowery Ballroom. It was awesome seeing you all from a big stage like that. Playing for a national act's fans was awesome and we want to thank them for buying our album on the way out. We also have to give a huge thank you to our Merchandise Girls (Nicole, Vanessa, and Tracy) which helped us have our best night ever both tshirts and CDs. We hope all you new fans are enjoying your swag!
One week till our big show at Bowery Ballroom opening for Shooter Jennings. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Don't miss out on what's going to be an amazing night!!!
HUGE NEWS! We have been selected to open up for National Touring Act Shooter Jennings at The Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday, May 21st. This is a tremendous break for us as Shooter is not only one of our favorite artists but also the host of Sirius Radio's Outlaw Country Show. Also, Bowery Ballroom was recently named the number one music venue in America for its size (550 people). We can't wait! Tickets are available on our shows page. Get them now!
We have something that could be really cool on our radar but for the time being the next show is our "First Wednesday of the Month" residency gig at the 11th St. Bar. We hope to see you on May 1st… Keep your eyes peeled and your fingers crossed for something cool coming up.
Unbelievable turnout for the show at Bitter End. Thank you to those of you that sent some kind comments after watching on the live webcast. We're glad to know that you're out there and hope to get to wherever you are soon!
Thanks to everyone that made it out to last nights "First Wednesday of the Month" residency show at 11th St. Bar. Next up is a huge one as we take the stage at Greenwich Village Landmark The Bitter End on Thursday, April 11th. We hope to see you there!
Amazing turnout at Arlene Grocery! Thank you all for packing the room. We got some good video that should be up on YouTube soon. Keep your eyes peeled...
Come and join us on Thursday, February 28th at Arlene Grocery at 10pm for our first performance at this Lower East Side mainstay. Advanced tix are $8 and are available on the Arlene Grocery website.
Thanks to everyone that came out to last nights show! It was nice to get back to the 11th St Bar. The residency gigs there are always very laid back and fun. We got to do a lot of covers last night that we haven't played in months. We also got to debut a new song, "Good Times For The Road" and revisited a few old ones. Get ready for the next one. Arlene Grocery is up next!
We have all of the new merch and are getting ready to send it out to all of you Kickstarter supporters out there. The Tshirts look amazing! We will also have all of the stuff at our next show on February 6th for our Monthly residency gig. Look for more dates to be announced soon...
Sorry for the late notice folks but due to illness we have to cancel our show tonight at the 11th St Bar. We'll be back there next month.
Happy New Year from The East River Bandits! Shake off your hangover and come see us tomorrow night at our Monthly residency gig at the 11th St. Bar. Its not only the first Wednesday of the Month but of the whole year!
Thank you to everyone that came to our SOLD OUT CD RELEASE SHOW at Mercury Lounge! We don't even know what to say we are so excited! Its going to be a great 2013!! Pick up your physical copy now at CDBaby.com or our next show or get the digital album on iTunes and every other service out there.
We hope that all of you Kickstarter Backers are enjoying listening to your advanced copy of the Digital Download! We can't wait to see you singing along this Thursday atMercury Lounge. We are on at 8pm sharp but don't missWormburner and Lifeguard Nights that are both also on the bill. The night ends with a set full of Christmas songs by members of all 3 bands. See you there!
Huge thanks to JustinK (justink.info) for his incredible CD design! He hit it out of the park on this one and our Kickstarter donors will be able to hear the record very soon!! Also don't forget about our CD release at Mercury Lounge next Thursday the 20th at 8 p.m. It's going to be an exciting night!
We did it! We raised our Kickstarter funds and are going to be putting out an album. The actual physical album won't be ready on the day of our show at Mercury Lounge but all of our Kickstarter Supporters will already have their advanced copies of the Digital Download and it will be on iTunes that day. Come down and help us celebrate!
On top of that our buddies Life Guard Nights are on before us and friends Wormburner are on after us... AND on top of that the entire night is going to end with a full set of your favorite holiday songs played by all different musicians from throughout the night!
We are 94% of the way there!!! Who's going to be the person that puts us over the top and finalizes us getting our kickstarter goal?
Thanks to those of you that saw our set last night at the Downtown Elves Charity Bash. It was our pleasure to share the stage with Steve Earle and raise some money for a great cause. On another amazing note, we passed $10,000 today on our Kickstarter Campaign! We're almost there, keep on telling your friends! Finally, come down to our monthly residency gig this Wednesday at 11th St. Bar.
Come down to the 11th St. Bar tonight and help us raise money for the Downtown Elves Charity. Our set is scheduled for 8:30pm but there are tons of other amazing musical acts as well as great items for silent auction and drink specials. Hope to see you there!
Thank you to those of you that found the time during a very busy Thanksgiving Weekend to pledge to our Kickstarter Campaign. With a very small number of contributors we are already 36% of the way to our goal! For those of you that have not yet had the time please take this opportunity to check it out at your convenience. Every tiny little bit helps out a lot!
Another huge help to us is those of you that have reposted the link to your various social networking sites. We can't thank you all enough for your support. Please help us keep this thing going and support Independent Music!
We’ve been working hard for the last year writing original material for our debut record. We’ve put in the blood, sweat and tears but now we need your help. Recording an album independently gives us incredible artistic freedom but it means that the financing falls to us. We hope to give you a high-quality record before the end of the year. By visiting our Kickstarter site and contributing whatever you can you will be supporting our band and our dreams. Original voices in any form of art need to be encouraged, and we appreciate your help from the bottom of our hearts.
If you’ve ever had a record that meant the world to you, then you can understand how we feel about ours. Please help us make this dream come true by sharing this with any and all who love music, fun, and the way the two come together to make a better world.
Two announcements... 1) all proceeds from our show tonight will be donated to the "In Good Hands Hospitality Relief Fund" to help out the Rockaways and Breezy Point. 2) We are officially submitted to the South By Southwest Music Festival (fingers crossed!)
Just a reminder that we will be playing our first ever Festival Gig this Saturday, Oct 13th. We will be playing at 4pm at the Jersey City 4th Street Art and Music Festival as the fourth of eight bands. We look forward to seeing our Jersey friends out there and to our NYC fans it's super easy to get to from the PATH train. Great music, great artists, great comedians, great food and beer all day long!
Special thanks to our good friends at Horseshoe Bar! 7B for having us do a late night 'whiskey set' on our way home from rehearsal last night even though the bar was closed for a movie shoot! Hope to see you all at our show Wednesday night at 11th St. Bar.
We're back after a month off for our "First Wednesday of the Month Residency Show". Mark your calendars and come on down to The 11th St. Bar.
We are sorry to announce that our "First Wednesday of the Month" residency gig at 11th St. Bar is cancelled for September 5th due to the first NFL game of the year. We'll be back in October on Wednesday the 3rd...
This Wednesday is our monthly residency show at 11th Street Bar. If you haven't seen us this summer, we've been busy getting started making our first record! KICKSTARTER information is on its way soon. Come out Wednesday and get a preview of what's to come this fall!
Our "first Wednesday of every month residency" happens to fall on the 4th of July this month. Come down and get your Country on after the fireworks. See you then...