..It Was Written...or was it? One might think in the 8th generation paternal grandson of famed writer and the state of Pennsylvania founder, William Penn and 7th generation maternal grandson of English Painter Joshua Reynolds would be singing baby Einstein lullabies in the crib while re-creating Munch courtesy of Crayola prepping for his life as the next great American artist! .. .. Not Sean Austin. In true Generation X form, it took a Seattle based grunge band and their ode to teenage confusion and suicide in “Jeremy” where he found his calling. Since that defining moment, Austin has dedicated his life to cultivating his craft- writing, arranging, and recording some of the most heartfelt music with a modern-day twist on classic story-telling. Think Edgar Allen Poe in a flannel shirt on Quaaludes... .. Austin honed his skills performing at any local concert, showcase or house party that would allow his one-man band to play. So much so that he’s become a staple in New York City’s underground talent sector and is a favored guest in many of the downtown open-mic venues including Kenny’s, Acme Underground, Arlene’s Grocery and the famed CBGB’s. A self-trained musician who plays by ear and can list the bass, acoustic and electric guitars, piano and drums as instruments he can perform well, what we have today is a strong and talented musician, who gives you his raw element, nothing fake or manufactured
Like many of the today’s rising sensations, matters of the heart, struggles with stardom, or simply having a good time make up the majority of the content of their music, but with Austin, it goes a bit further. “The music I create is for the type of person I once was and still am today, by translating the music from artists I listen to into my daily real life” says Sean. “Everyone has a sense of their own ‘soundtrack to their own life’ and when that comes together in peoples minds, it can lead to courage and inspiration against all obstacles. I’m convinced of it. I’m proof for at least one.".. ..In the age of single sensations, my-space phenomenon’s and ring-tone singers, Sean Austin is geared up and ready to re-introduce true artistry and musicianship. When asked of his other musical influences Austin will run down many familiar and beloved names- The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Trent Reznor, Jimi Hendrix and Bryan Adams but it all comes back to Pearl Jam. Jeremy spoke to him that day!
The Alternative is New York's Premiere Cover Band consisting of high profile musicians from the New York area. This high energy act performs the best songs from the 90's through today including classic grunge alternative era songs from Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice in Chains, Hole and No Doubt to modern hits from Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Halestorm, Paramore, Katy Perry and more!
Lead by powerhouse vocalist Amanda Hocker and driven by the dynamic sounds of Chas and Rob Noxious of :::KILLCODE::: and Derek Maida, this band is a force to be reckoned with and will have you dancing and singing along all night long!
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Performing everyone's favorite songs from the 90's through today.
U2, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Green Day, White Stripes, Fall Out Boy, Smashing Pumpkins, Sublime, Weezer, Blink 182, Lit, Bush, Jet, The Todies, Black Crows, Jimmy Eat World, The All American Rejects, Killers, Goo Goo Dolls, Violent Femmes, Fuel, Sum 41, Hum, Silver Chair, Wheatus, Presidents of the United States of America, Everclear. And many more.....
THE CHAIRMEN OF THE BORED
Formed from the dust of what was Sparks (a legendary Huntington, NY club from the 1980s), The Chairmen of the Bored is made up of Adam Greiss from the Immortal Primitives, Tom Ciorciari from The House Pets (Deerheart), and Tony Million$ and Mitch Towse from The Mosquitos-- all fixtures in the Huntington music scene back in the 1980s. The Chairmen of the Bored play hard-driving rock 'n' roll that revisits the glory days of that great Huntington era, and the power-punk era of the late 70s/early 80s.
Pictured (L-R) are: Adam Greiss (guitar/bass/vocals), Tom Ciorciari (bass/vocals), Tony Million$ (guitar/vocals), and Mitch Towse (drums)