[Cancelled. New Location TBA]  Dez Cadena, The Slants, Asterplace

[Cancelled. New Location TBA] Dez Cadena, The Slants, Asterplace

Thu · April 20, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show


This event is 21 and over

Dez Cadena
Dez Cadena
Dez Cadena joined Black Flag in 1980, replacing singer Ron Reyes. During the first year of touring with the band, his hoarse voice became a recognizable and often imitated style of singing in hardcore punk. Eventually, Cadena decided he wanted to play guitar. Henry Rollins joined as vocalist, and for a period, Cadena played rhythm guitar alongside founder Greg Ginn, including on the seminal 1981 album Damaged.

Cadena went on to play in DC3. Before, during and after his stint in Black Flag, Cadena was a member of Redd Kross, Twisted Roots. He also made a guest appearance on Hüsker Dü's 1984 double album, Zen Arcade.

During the mid 90s, Dez teamed up with George Hurley and Tom Troccoli to form Vida. Their self-titled album was released by Blue Man from Uranus Records. The band has since dissolved. He also played with raucous Hermosa beach bar band The Jim Mellon Quartet, as well as Steve Reed and Dave Markey in Carnage Asada.

Dez played guitar and sang lead vocals for the super-group Chop on their only single, which consisted of Blue Öyster Cult covers. The group also included Mike Watt, Dave Markey, Dave Peterson, and Dave Travis.

In around 1999, Cadena toured as part of ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan's solo band to promote McKagan's latest album "Beautiful Disease" which was never actually released because of the merger between Universal and PolyGram, but promoted on tour.

Cadena also played lead guitar for punk rock supergroup Osaka Popstar, along with Jerry Only, Marky Ramone, John Cafiero and Ivan Julian. The band has released one album to date, Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk, in 2006.

Most recently, Cadena toured with The Misfits' 25th and 30th Anniversary tour and played guitar on the band's Project 1950 album.
The Slants
The Slants
Portland's The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is "not to be missed" (The Westword). The Willamette Week says "While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants releases always promise a few blistering, note-perfect singles." The music is the perfect combination of 80's driven synth pop with hard-hitting indie, floor-filling beats which fans affectionately dub as "Chinatown Dance Rock."

They've been featured on Conan O'Brien's Team Coco, BBC, NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and over 1,500 radio stations, tv shows, magazines, and websites across 85 countries. They are perhaps best known for defeating the government in a high-profile trademark battle that has gone to the Supreme Court of the United States

Whether rocking music halls, anime conventions, maximum-security prisons, colleges, or army bases, it's clear that The Slants' infectious brand of "so damn good" music will leave you wanting more" (MRU Magazine).
The Asterplace is a New York City based Tokyo melodic-core and Japanese anime rock band from Tokyo, Japan. They perform worldwide at rock festivals & Anime/culture conventions, mostly in North America & EU. They also have excellent language skills, speaking fluent English, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, and needless to say, "Japanese” as their mother tongue.

“The Asterplace” can be defined as creating beautiful music, much like the beauty of a flower blossoming each year, representing the beautiful melody the band’s music creates. As the sun shines upon the world, as the moonlight upon the atmosphere, The Asterplace projects their music to the world.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215