Jesse Malin (Full Band)

Jesse Malin (Full Band)

After three critically acclaimed solo records, dozens of world tours and TV
appearances, Jesse Malin found himself back in New York City questioning
his next move. From his days fronting seminal hardcore trio Heart Attack
and infamous glam punks D Generation, then seven years on the road as a
solo artist, Malin had cultivated a devout fan base. He’d shared stages
with everyone from The White Stripes to Counting Crows, The Hold Steady to
Lucinda Williams, but felt like he was losing the plot.

Malin contemplated going back to school, becoming a standup comedian or a
Las Vegas wedding DJ, and even started work on a documentary film about DC
hardcore Rastafarians The Bad Brains. For over a year he didn’t play or
record. When asked by a Hollywood screenwriter to pen songs for a film
about author J.D. Salinger, Malin — a fan of Catcher in the Rye and other
Salinger works — traveled to Cornish, NH hoping to speak to the famous
recluse. In typical punk-rock fashion, instead of getting the interview,
Malin landed at the local precinct for trespassing and was released only
after the cops watched his video duet with Bruce Springsteen for “Broken
Radio” on YouTube and were convinced he was just a writer doing research.
Though he never met Salinger (who passed away this past January), Malin
made the most of the experience by writing “The Archer” and “Lonely at
Heart”—two songs that would make him want to work again and become the
basis for his new album.

Over the summer of 2009, in the basement of Avenue A watering hole Hi-Fi,
the songs came forth. Malin worked with his newly formed band to bash out
an album’s worth of gritty anthems, and The St. Marks Social was born. A
solid band, but one with an open door to Malin’s community of musician
friends - longtime partner in crime Ryan Adams, pop singer Mandy Moore,
fellow label mate Brian Fallon, and former bandmates from D Generation
Howie Pyro and Danny Sage - the Social is a group effort to keep the P.M.A.
Says Malin, “To me, rock ‘n’ roll is an exorcism that begins every night
when the sun goes down, the music starts playing, and the spirits start
flowing. It helps to say things in public over dirty microphones. It’s a
way to spit out the poison.”

When Jesse met producer Ted Hutt (Lucero, Flogging Molly, The Gaslight
Anthem) one drunken night at a local bar, their talk of making a record
fast, loose, and raw, was the beginning of Hutt’s quest to create a record
that would encompass Malin’s roots and evolution—from hardcore thrasher to
punk/folk singer-songwriter. The album’s basic tracks were laid in three
days at Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Mission Studios, and the rest at Sonic
Youth’s Think Tank Studios in Hoboken, NJ. Filled with the characters Malin
does best—messengers and misanthropes, hipsters and hypocrites—and as
always, his constant themes of redemption, nightlife, heartbreak, and
survival, LOVE IT TO LIFE—a sentiment taken from a ticket stub Joe Strummer
autographed for Jesse—was built with desperate optimism that shouts in gang
vocals that no matter how bad it gets, you’re never alone.

Born and bred in New York City, Hollis Brown embarked on a pilgrimage to Nashville to capture their authentic sound. They shacked up for two weeks in the backyard cabin/studio of producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Middle Brother), and found themselves. They recorded everything live, straight to analog tape. The result was a warm, vintage sound that displays the band's explosive live energy. Their new EP, Nothing & The Famous No One, takes the listener back to that cabin to experience the raw vibe, smell the smoke, and feel alive.

"Hollis Brown makes music that sounds just as alive today as it would've in 1966 and will 40 years from now" - SPIN

"A terrific band... gaining recognition for their bluesy rock songs that pack a lot of soul and their intense live performances" - The Huffington Post

"Hollis Brown: Meat and Potatoes Rock 'N Roll ain't dead" - Mojo

"Their well-crafted songs are rooted in the blues and feature pop hooks that sink in and don't let go" - CMT

The Backyard Committee

The Backyard Committee is a New Haven collective of musicians that takes the best parts of both classic jam band music and '90s indie rock and blends them together, providing an updated take on jammy musical exploration (without the stigma). The melodic songs are equally inspired by Dylan, Van Morrison and the Dead as they are by Pavement, Neutral Milk
Hotel and Guided by Voices. At a good BYC show, you'll hear lots of mistakes. If you're not hearing mistakes, then they're not going for it all-out. Imperfections are part of the beauty of it all, and in a sonic landscape dominated by digital editing, auto-tune and slick studio perfection, the occasional sour note is suddenly exciting and refreshing. It's raw, rootsy music, but seen through a lens that's unique to 2013. The band's debut self-titled album is available for free on the band's website, and a follow up is slated for the late spring.

$12.00 - $14.00

Tickets Available at the Door

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Jesse Malin (Full Band) with Hollis Brown, The Backyard Committee

Saturday, November 2 · 9:00 PM at Cafe Nine

Tickets Available at the Door