Little Band Of Sailors

Little Band Of Sailors

"Oh my little band of sailors, under the carpet you go..." is the lyric improvised by Rachel Mason to the accompaniment of the bass guitar played by Dmitriy Ivolgin in the winter of 2010.

Rachel Mason - a scarecrow, a puppet, a clay sculpture, an alien star, an accomplished artist, and a stuntwoman who scales buildings in the name of art.

Dmitriy Ivolgin - an engineer with desire to write music.

Ever since that fateful day they have been writing songs and performing. Though their sound is stripped down and simple, their songs blend influences ranging from Fleetwood Mac to Black Sabath, P.J. Harvey, Alice Cooper and Carol King. Their melodies have been called haunting and piercing; their shows - bewitching and epic.

After about a year performing as a duo, they were approached by Mara Mayer during one of their shows who asked if she could play along on her bass clarinet. Squeaking, bellowing, and growling of the clarinet was such a perfect fit that Mara was immediately accepted into the band. In a short period of time performing in the North East, including a tour with outsider legend Ed Askew, they have stirred up much interest.

Little Band of Sailors is currently working on their first studio album Woman With a Suitcase.

Black Salad

Unlocking the Truth

Unlocking the Truth is a young heavy metal/hard rock band from Brooklyn, New York, who write and create their own lyrics and music. The band members are Malcolm Brickhouse (electric guitar), Jarad Dawkins (drums) and Alec Atkins (new bassist). Malcolm and Jarad formed their first band Tears of Blood in 2007. The boys are in the 6th grade and they’re pretty good students too.

Unlocking the Truth competed on Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater (aka Tears of Blood / and made it to the Show-Off Round and have been performing at festivals around New York City, as well as in Times Square. The band performed at The Bitter End NYC as part of the Youth Art Forum's Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fund-raiser, Black Thorn 51, Queens, NY and Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn, NY.

Unlocking the Truth just appeared on Totally Biased, hosted by W. Kamau Bell and Fuse News TV. They were also featured on Vice/ (, also in the September 12, 2012 edition of The Village Voice newspaper
( and reviewed on February 1, 2013 by (

Unlocking the Truth completed their upcoming CDs, Madness, featuring the singles: Madness, Start the Game, Breakthrough and Take Control, as well as the CD, Paranoid, featuring the singles: Paranoid, Until the End. They just began work on their third and fourth CDs, Physical Therapy and their self-titled CD, Unlocking the Truth. The expected completion date is summer 2013.

Unlocking the Truth was inspired by Chelsea Grin, Motionless in White, Escape the Fate, SlipKnot, Metallica, Disturbed and others.

Unlocking the Truth’s goal is to become one of the world's best heavy metal bands, and with their music, they want to encourage their fans to just be themselves and not be intimidated by what people say.

Heavy metal is in their blood. That is why they do it so well.


Mike Borchardt: guitar and vocals
Alex Hoffman: bass and backing vocals
Gabe Savitz: drums

Chicago, early 2010, Samantha came out swinging, determined to make their place in rock n' roll. After exploring basic punk rock elements, they began to establish a sound all their own. Abrasive melodies coupled with driving beats fuel the band's latest material. Gabe Savitz and Alex Hoffman provide a solid rhythmic backbone for Mike Borchardt’s thrashing guitar hooks. In broad strokes, they could be compared to Wire, Jawbreaker, or the Clash.
2010's “Play Nice” EP, served as a quickly recorded musical snapshot that allowed the band to cut its teeth. But after extensively playing the Chicago scene, In 2011, the band decided it was time to take things up a notch. They locked themselves in the studio to record their full length, “Threat Level Pink,” released a video for their much hyped “Thieves,” and hit the road to promote the album.
The momentum of 2011 and 2012 found the band tirelessly playing, including stretches at both years' SXSW festival in Austin, TX, a national radio campaign which resulted in steady airplay on over 200 radio stations across the country (and Canada), the signing several TV licensing contracts with major networks (MTV, VH1, E!, Oxygen, and Fox to name a few). Last Fall culminated in the realese of their split-EP "Pussyfight" and the decison to take root in Brooklyn, NY, where they have begun to start making a name for themselves in NYC! They have recently begun working on their next album due for release in Fall of 2013, which promises to stay true to that honesty and rawness, but strives to further walk that thin line between the darkest frustration and white-hot elation.
Samantha's song-scapes give voice to every kid who wants to pick up a guitar and say something. That attitude sweats from every beat, from every chord, from every pore. They have been called Post-Punk, they have been called called Thrash-Pop… whatever, you call it, Samantha reminds us that rock n’ roll never forgets!


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Little Band Of Sailors with Black Salad, Unlocking the Truth, Samantha

Thursday, July 18 · 8:00 PM at Cameo Gallery

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