The Slants, Jafe and The Royals, The Sofas

The Slants

Jafe and The Royals

The Sofas

Fri · September 22, 2017

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

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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).
Jafe and The Royals
Jafe and The Royals
The Royals emerged fully formed from the creative crucible of New York City in 2016. Their groove is an unstoppable force and immovable object, fusing a wide spectrum of rhythms, languages, and genres to create their self described "Psychedelic Afro-Rock." Lead by underground music veteran Jafé Paulino, the group features some of the city's hardest working musicians at the helm of each instrument - Danny Rose on keyboard and synth, Daddi Longlegz on bass, Jett Carter on drums, and Kaila Paulino on vocals and percussion. Together they are the Army of Love, The Militia of Peace, and The Biggest & Baddest all New York City, promoting love, inclusion, and empowerment with their motto: The King Is Dead, The Queen is Too, We Are The Royals & So Are You.
The Sofas
The Sofas
from A Deli Premiere: The Sofas' first single, "Hum"

Whirring guitars find pedal heaven among the many changing shrieks and fuzzes that make up NYC psych slackers The Sofas. With a homey name and a flannel-clad, unshaven appearance, you might expect them to be a little softer—but you’d be wrong. The Sofas are loud. They slip in a solo that could be two decades old, yet sounds completely fresh and thrash their instruments like any good old garage band, but reference in their sound some of the most imaginative bands of the '90s, forgotten by many, like early Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev. The band has been playing a lot of local shows in 2017 and has an LP scheduled for later in the year (out on Jurassic Pop Records). If it's anything like their first single "Hum" (premiered below) it promises to take over our ears. - Allie Miller

(Added to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists)
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/