Friday, February 16th, 2018

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Starcrawler copy

With Sundown Club and Dr. Danny

Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

Tickets $12 advance, $14 day of show

Ages 16 & Over

A Bowery Presents Event


Starcrawler are a Los Angeles rock & roll band formed one year ago when Arrow de Wilde first met Henri Cash on the high school yard in Echo Park. The rhythm section of Austin Smith and Tim Franco came soon after, found on the streets of Hollywood. They play rock & roll music heavy and loud and their incendiary performances resemble the children of the Cramps, the Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, and Alice Cooper.

"Ants," a song they recorded days after first playing together, was quickly discovered by London DJ Matt Wilkinson and debuted on Apple Beats One radio just as the band were playing their first few shows. The DJ loved it so much, he played it twice in a row. Soon after, it found its way to Sir Elton John, who spun it on his "Rocket Hour" radio program, as well as to Zane Lowe, who played it to further accolades. Much media interest both from the music and fashion worlds has quickly followed. "Ants" & the forthcoming "Used to Know" are from an early session recorded by Steven McDonald (Red Kross) and document the unhinged beginnings of the group taking their first steps into the public eye. They have only now found the time to take a breath and are recording their more fully realized debut LP at Pax Am studios in Hollywood with Ryan Adams producing, due out later this year.

As a group, Starcrawler embodies that strange archetypal mojo that one finds in certain gangs of young rockers, only once or twice a generation; all the while still kicking and screaming as they sprint toward finding something new and entirely of their own. The band consists of Arrow de Wilde on lead vocals, Henri Cash on guitar, Austin Smith on drums, and Tim Franco on bass.

Dr. Danny

While mastering timeless songwriting is a lifelong pursuit for most, Dr Danny seems to have a solid grasp on the concept at just 20 years old.

Danny Ayala was born on Long Island, NY. He began his musical journey, well intentioned but somewhat against his will, when his grandmother enrolled him in piano lessons at the age of 6. He stuck with it and quickly progressed into a prodigious talent.

Danny’s musical world opened up at an elementary school talent show, where he crossed paths with two other musical youngsters - The D’Addario brothers, Brian and Michael. Recognizing Danny’s skills, they quickly began making music together. For the last 10 years they’ve been a musical family, with Danny joining as a live member when they became The Lemon Twigs. The D’Addario's now make up the studio band for his Dr Danny project, with Brian handling production and mixing duties.

Danny’s debut EP, “Lay It On Me Straight”, was released in June 2017. His song “Fly Me Back In Time” was named “Top 50 of 2017” by Bob Boilen of NPR. He is currently working on a full length album for 2018.