Thursday, December 23, 2010

RTV-BUZZ Reader:

Pre New Years Eve Rock Party at The Delancey December 29th with Alan Merrill, Reverse Order, Shipwrecks

Just two days|nights before famous NYE party at Time Square, There's one of the cool indie shows in Lower East Side, not to be missed.

Rtv-presents! Putting together another night with stellart talent, featuring Alaln Merrill (yeah he wrote I Love Rock'n'Roll and some other very cools songs) , will be doing accosutic set.

Other Acts performing are The Shipwrecks, Reverse Order and Maui Waui Music.

The Delancey is located at

One very important fact about Alan Merrill: He was the lead singer and songwriter of the first and original 1975 version of "I Love Rock N Roll" with his band, The Arrows. The song has become an enduring international rock anthem, recorded by Joan Jett, Britney Spears, and many others. Joan Jett saw Merrill perform the song on a British television pop show in '76, while on tour with her band, The Runaways, and she was deeply inspired. Her 1982 version of the song was #1 for 8 weeks in the USA.

Alan Merrill was literally born into the world of music. Named Allan Sachs at birth, his parents, Helen Merrill, and sax/clarinetist Aaron Sachs of Earl 'Fatha' Hines Band, are world-renowned musicians.

After starting to play music in semi-pro bands in Greenwich Village, Alan eventually moved to Japan in his late teens. Starting his professional career in music with the RCA-Victor Tokyo-based recording group, The Lead, in 1968, Alan replaced Mark Elder as guitarist in the band. They had one hit single, titled "Blue Rose." It was also then that his management changed his professional name to Alan Merrill.

The Shipwrecks were an American band formed in 2000 in Brooklyn, NY. The band started as a vehicle for the poetry of Frank Morris. The project initially began with Chris Smith and Martin Small (both of Smit Haus) on guitar. Jeff Buda was brought in to play drums. Hex Lubinger sat in on a practice session in place of Martin Small and the project clicked. Eventually, Ryan Sackrider replaced Buda on drums and Smith took up the bass, thus setting up the classic lineup of the band.

The band played many New York City area clubs (CBGB OMFUG, The Continental, Acme Underground[3]) building a loyal following. After building a studio in their Downtown Brooklyn loft, the group started to record demos (many of which have found their way onto the 2008 release 'Inchcape Rock'). Favorites included 'I Want to Join The Irish Mob' and 'Civil War Lover.' Their loud and raucous shows got them banned from such clubs as The Charleston and The Orange Bear.

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