Happy Mondays Returns!

June 21, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Happy Mondays is Back! The free Monday night event at the Wonder Bar gears up for a steady itinerary, bringing back to us upcoming local acts as well as some seasoned veterans that made the night so popular before that dreaded virus disrupted everyone's lives. Thank You to Brian Erick and Biff Swenson for resurrecting this event and to the Wonder Bar for allowing it to happen. 

Happy Monday's was my first steady gig in the world of Music photography back in 2014 while shooting for Speak into My Goodeye. It has been a while since I have shot any shows, but this will surely get those juices flowing once again. And, as I am currently without an outlet, y'all will have pitch in and help spread the word with me while I go on the hunt and/or grow this page.  

Already on its third week of billings, this event featured Heather Hills, Strange Neighbors and Magic Ghrelin. Heather  is a local rapper and provided a great introduction to the night as witnessed by the moves my former dancer daughter was putting in during her set. Links to all of Heather's work can be found here

Strange Neighbors have that unmistakable, soothing NYC sound and turned in my favorite set of the night. Billing themselves as power pop, a constant 12 string electric creates a vibe that makes me think of the east village all day, everyday.  Their next gig is Jun 25 at Arlene's Grocery. 

Cranking up the volume, the guys in Magic Gherlin closed us out. It sounds like they were missing a member, Id be very curious the dynamic adds with a fifth person on stage. They were already layered very well, adding another would enhance their sound nicely. 

Number One in the books for me. June 26th will feature We're Ghosts Now, Julia Kirk Band and Drewsie. Doors are officially at 7:00 PM, and the first band goes on between 7:30 and 8:00.  Remember there is NO cover charge so there is no excuse not to come out and see some live music.  

Thanks for hanging till the end. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. It may take me a few to get the formatting locked in, please bear with me. 

Phil

 


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