Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond - NYC ALBUM RELEASE PARTY, The Netherlands, Big Balls (Bon Scott era AC/DC Tribute)

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond - NYC ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

The Netherlands

Big Balls (Bon Scott era AC/DC Tribute)

Saturday, April 20, 2019

7:00 pm

Saint Vitus

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond - NYC ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond - NYC ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
NYC's Tragedy: A 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 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 their debut album, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong - a collection of Bee Gees songs redone in a heavy metal treatment reminiscent of Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Guns N Roses. Since then, they have crisscrossed the globe with their spectacular live shows and having stormed across the USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France and Switzerland. Subsequent full length albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco Metal, The Solo Albums and The Joy of Sex 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. In 2017, Tragedy's video for Stayin' Alive broke the internet once again.
If you're allergic to smiling be afraid... be very afraid. Tragedy sweats glitter and cums confetti!

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Tragedy has headlined festival stages such as SXSW (USA), CMJ (USA), Musikfest (USA), Bloodstock (UK), Rebellion (UK), Summer Breeze (Germany), Foudrock (France), Motocultor (France), Glastonbudget (UK), Legends of Rock (UK) and Hammerfest/Hard Rock Hell (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."
The Netherlands
The Netherlands
"Perhaps one of the best brooklyn rock bands to emerge in the last few years, the netherlands seamlessly balance a brutal sharpness and a kind of lighthearted shagginess; and also effectively manage to cover more musical ground in 35 minutes than most bands do in their entire careers." -village voice

"the netherlands play a kind of futuristic biker rock, featuring lurch happy riffs and a singer that slathers his voice in weird psycho effects.their set is a burst of anti-intellectual glee." -timeout ny

"the netherlands gave me balls and reinstated a deeper connection to my inner piece of ass!" -marne lucas

"the netherlands = brutality, beauty, primal scream therapy. The netherlands = sludgy rhythms that fill the air like reefer smoke, punctured by ice-cold blasts of mathy precision. The netherlands = moog bass that reconfigures your bone marrow; merciless sprays of stomp-box-damaged guitar shrapnel that leaves few survivors. The netherlands. Make me feel alive." -andee blacksugar

"going to see the netherlands is like being in a strange dusted twilight zone episode where you are 15 and that troubled trench coated junior with the ½ 'stache from two streets over got magically bestowed with profound technical competence, highly functioning equipment, a tight working band, and deep original songs. The netherlands are magnificent and ridiculous. Timo ellis plays like joe satriani with blood poisoning. A german prog-rock ghoullette backs him on walking keys and a scandinavian bar thug drummer. They are the ruling class gladiators of teen nihilism. But in a nice way." -thatcher keats

"god damn i love the netherlands. Timo ellis (yoko ono, cibo matto, joan as police woman) singing, japa keenon (money mark, daniel johnston) on drums, and ashley wallace on synth bass make dark scary sexy fun surreal funny psychedelic thrash at doom metal speeds that suddenly explode with guitar lines that give punk bands a run for their money. Using more effects pedals than health, timo warps twists funnels distorts loops re-sequences and otherwise destroys both his guitar and voice to provide a series of unholy chunky sounds that sounds like a combination of every bad trip in the 1960's happening at once and the screams of any hapless h.p. lovecraft protagonist gazing into the maw of eternity. It's not noise rock, it's noise rock but cut through with an improvisational aspect to the melody which gives songs a different sound from one performance to the next as timo adjusts and readjusts knobs based on what he feels at that moment, freeing psych-rock from the convention of careful, staid chord progressions. It's like if led zeppelin read moorcock rather than tolkien and stole from hard bop instead of blues. Ashley's synthbass provides an electronic, anti-organic edge which complements the guitar and vocalizations perfectly, allowing it to fill out the soundfloor in a very forceful manner. Japa's intense drumming requires some very abrupt time / tempo changes and full blast to rest staccato dexterity. The netherlands just may be the best band you've not yet seen. You owe it to yourself to change that. Why go see yet another tweeindiepopsynthsuperstar sing about awkward crushes when you can have your ear canals drilled clean through?" -eric phipps (kingofthegigabitches.com)
Big Balls (Bon Scott era AC/DC Tribute)
Big Balls (Bon Scott era AC/DC Tribute)
BIG BALLS are five New York-based, indie-rock veterans playing the music of Bon Scott-era AC/DC.

The "Always Entertaining" (Time Out) Anna Copa Cabanna (The Anna Copa Cabanna Show, Losers Lounge), Ray Beyda (The K's), Mags LaBombard (Slyboots), Tom Pope (Les Sans Culottes, Preachermann and the Revival) and John Sharples (Spunk Lads)
Venue Information:
Saint Vitus
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
http://www.saintvitusbar.com/