Room Full of Strangers / Frank Secich

Late Show

Room Full of Strangers / Frank Secich

Zack Keim, Slim Forsythe

Sat, July 15, 2017

Doors: 10:15 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Room Full of Strangers - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Room Full of Strangers
“Perfectly primed with enough percolating primo punk attitude to do you through, Room Full of Strangers crank out the kind of dirty distorto rock ’n’ roll that Mother used to hate.”

~ Jeffrey Morgan (authorized biographer of Iggy Pop & The Stooges)

Since 2008 the crowned kings of Whatever Punk have been racking up road miles, crossing the pond and appearing at festivals such as SXSW. However, Room Full of Strangers has recently switched up their ordre du jour by kicking off 2017 with a literal bang, while performing at what some would call a riot.

The setting, Washington D.C., during the most controversial presidential inauguration in history and at a five day outdoor protest concert in Franklin Square Park, which was framed by burning vehicles, riot police and wafting clouds of tear gas while the concert played on. A concert that Room Full of Strangers personally sponsored, which became ground zero for a cultural revolution and media maelstrom.

Now, on the heels of this event, Room Full of Strangers is poised to release the highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed Bad Vacation LP. But until then you’ll find the Strangers on The Circumstantial Evidence Tour with Frank Secich.Then later this year you will find the Strangers being featured in a documentary titled Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine, directed by award winning documentarian Scott Crawford (Salad Days).

In this doc Room Full of Strangers will be profiled alongside rock ’n’ roll and punk luminaries such as Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) and Wayne Kramer of the MC5.

Catch Room Full of Strangers while you can, they’re certainly on the run.
Frank Secich - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
Frank Secich
Frank Secich - musician, author, innovator...A founding member of the groundbreaking BLUE ASH, song writer and collaborator of STIV BATORS, member of THE DEAD BOYS, bassist of CLUB WOW and currently writing and touring with THE DEADBEAT POETS, who has had several songs featured on Little Stevens Underground Garage for the Coolest Songs in the World title. Recently Frank has had his rock 'n' roll memoirs titled CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE published...It's a fun and rollicking must read about his days in school, time on the road with power pop sensation BLUE ASH and his music and times in NYC and LA with punk mega star STIV BATORS. Now Frank leads several bands on his Circumstantial Evidence tour while spinning yarns of rock 'n' roll misadventure and acoustic versions of his music. Later this year you'll find Frank Secich in The Power Pop Movie, followed a documentary about the late Stiv Bators. After 50 solid years Frank has been established as a power pop legend and underground icon who is still taking the stage and sharing his story and music with yet another generation.
Zack Keim - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Zack Keim
Zack Keim (Nox Boys, Get Hip Recordings) developed a love of loud, raunchy guitar almost as soon as he could pick one up – which was not all that long ago! His knowledge of three-chord rock’n’roll originators and punk music godfathers is surprising for a high school junior. Zack’s biggest inspirations are Link Wray, the Black Lips, and Ty Segall. A talented songwriter, he is determined to acknowledge the garage and punk traditions but with his own, original interpretation of the sound. Now Zack joins the Circumstantial Evidence Tour with his pawn shop six string for an acoustic take on his music.
Slim Forsythe - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Slim Forsythe
If you dig Hank Williams, you'll totally dig this ol' cowboy...from Pittsburgh
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002