Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, Yacht Rock Revue

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond

Yacht Rock Revue

Alternating Sets!, Ali Spagnola's Power Hour, DJ Robert Lux ($5 entry after 12:30am)

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

$10, tickets at the door! Starting around 9:00pm the headliners will play alternating sets.

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond
Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond
NYC's Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, is an over-the-top bombast of Disco, Metal, Glitter and Magic - the #1 Party Band.

Born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, these six fearsome brothers fearlessly obliterated the truce line that had been set in the great Disco/Metal Peace accord of 1977 when they seamlessly blended the two genres with the debut album, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong, which was a collection of Bee Gees songs redone in a heavy metal treatment reminiscent of Iron Maiden, Guns N Roses and Aerosmith. Since then, they have crisscrossed the globe with their spectacular live shows and having stormed across the USA, UK, Germany and Switzerland. Subsequent full length albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco Metal and The Solo Albums have seen them spread their glittered wings to take on non Bee Gees classics from the disco era, soft rock anthems and party jams.
In 2015, Tragedy broke the internet with a viral video featuring their take on You're the One That I Want from the Grease soundtrack.

If you're allergic to smiling be afraid... be very afraid. Tragedy sweats glitter and cums confetti!

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Tragedy has headlined festivals such as SXSW (USA), CMJ (USA), Bloodstock (UK), Rebellion (UK), Summer Breeze (Germany) and Hammerfest (UK).

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VH1
“You’re the One That I Want” Heavy Metal Tribute to ‘Grease’ is as great as it sounds. They created a music video for the cover, and it is exactly what you’d think a heavy metal version of Grease would look like. Between the crazy outfits, wild hair, air guitars, and locker room parties, the only question left to ask is, why hasn’t this idea been adapted into a full length movie yet? We want more!"

Metal Hammer
"Camp as a row of tents, and with more hooks than hell's cloakroom, Tragedy guarantee it."

Tiny Mix Tapes
"Tragedy manage to dwell in the realm of novelty while far exceeding their worth as a concept...the aesthetic is somewhere in between the flamboyance of the disco-era Bee Gees and the flamboyance of mid-eighties hair metal, with some extra flamboyance thrown in for the sake of flamboyance.”

The Sun, UK
“Hard riffs, tight white flares, and even tighter octave-scraping harmonies...essential listening.”

Loudwire
"One of the hottest videos on the internet. These kids aren’t the leather jacket-wearing greasers from the ’50s, but rather a modernized hard rock band of brothers attending the Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation high school. When the leader, Disco Mountain Man, arrives back in the halls, he’s greeted by his buddies who ask him what he’s been up to all summer. And much like Grease, it’s revealed that he met up with a girl. But this is no poodle-skirt wearing young lady. Instead, it’s an anarchy-loving blonde bombshell decked out in black and red. What follows is a re-imagined version of the song, with an ominous opening bass line and killer vocals from Mountain Man reminiscent of some of ’80s metal."

Village Voice
“Everyone from Feist to Tom Jones has covered the disco hits of the Bee Gees, but perhaps no one does those gooey soft-rock numbers better than Tragedy...Shiny costumes, dramatic eye makeup and headbanging hilarity...”

Metal Rules
"The greatest heavy-metal-meets-disco party you could possibly wish for."

Kerrang
“Back in the dark days of disco, the Bee Gees were the shit, despite having massive teeth, bigger hair and a falsetto only dogs could hear…with the righteous power of heavy metal, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong mixes Guns ‘N’ Roses swagger, the Scorpions’ sense of pomp and Judas Priest-esque vocals to create a sound that is exactly like The Darkness!”

Billboard
"Decked in their hair-metal finest, with no can of Aqua-Net spared, Tragedy frolic on the beach, woo their ladies and then unleash their thrash chops in the most anarchistic pep rally this side of "Smells Like Teen Spirit." The result is hilarious and arguably even more heartwarming than the original, not least for the visual pun unleashed on the line 'it's electrifying.'"

Guitar World
"Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond has indeed pulled off a spot-on hair-metal spoof of the song, complete with a locker-room scene that takes place at Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation High School."

USA Today
"A note-perfect hair-metal spoof of You’re the One That I Want, complete with a locker scene set at Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation High School. Only instead of pony tails and poodle skirts, the girls have teased hair and tattered Hot Topic outfits. You'll never see Danny and Sandy the same after this metal 'Grease' cover."

Yacht Rock Revue
Yacht Rock Revue
You’re Welcome! The Yacht Rock Revue is the Greatest Show on Surf and the finest tribute to ‘70s light rock to ever perform anywhere. Ever. Their spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, and the rest of the Time-LifeInfomercial Catalog have enthralled fans across the United States. It goes without saying they have taken their act to the high seas, performing showcase sets on music cruises with Weezer, Kid Rock, Train, Zac Brown Band, Sister Hazel, and fitness guru Jillian Michaels.

By blurring the lines between a tribute, an original act, and a comedic troupe, the Yacht Rock Revue has forged a unique niche market and a special bond with their fans. The band attacks each song as if it were their own, and the energy exchanged between the band and the crowd has more in common with a stadium U2 show than that of a typical bar band.

The band has won accolades ranging from “Best Place to Get Drunk With Your Dad” to “Best Overall Music Act in Atlanta” to “Best Place to Start an Extramarital Affair,” and has been name-dropped by the New York Times, Pitchfork, the Guardian UK,Spin, TimeOut New York, Billboard, MTV.com, and (probably) your mom at her last cocktail party.

Speaking of name-dropping, members of the band have played on-stage with members of Weezer, Billy Joel, Walter Egan, .38 Special, John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, Little River Band, Sheryl Crow, Noel Gallagher, Starbuck, Sarah McLachlan, Don Henley, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Finn, Jellyfish, Devo, Nine Inch Nails, Joan Jett, Wet Willie, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, and the Saturday Night Live Band. (None of those were a joke.)

The Yacht Rock Revue has packed out shows at historic venues including the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, the Knitting Factory in New York City, Athens’ famed Georgia Theatre, Washington DC’s State Theatre, and Nashville’s Mercy Lounge. They played at the finish line of the Peachtree Road Race for 50,000+ two years running; played on Turner Field for 30,000 fans on July 4; and sang the National Anthem at Braves Manager Bobby Cox’s last game.
Ali Spagnola's Power Hour
Ali Spagnola's Power Hour
Ali Spagnola is a drinking composer with a music problem. Her most recent album comes loaded on a USB shaped like a shot glass and consists of 60 one-minute party songs that double as a drinking game. Players at her concerts take a shot of beer with every song.
DJ Robert Lux ($5 entry after 12:30am)
Late Night Disco vs Hair Metal vs Yacht Rock Three Way Cage Match DJ Set
DJ Robert Luxx will continue the theme of the night and will be playing a raging and danceable mix of Disco, 80s Hair Metal and Yacht Rock tunes that'll keep you shaking your body and dancing like you've finally gotten your sea legs!
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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