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New Shows!

November 8th, 2015
Bar Matchless - International Pop Overthrow Festival
557 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
10:00 PM

November 20th, 2015
Tierney's Tavern
136 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ
8:00 PM



Bastards of Melody at Maxwell's - Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Bastards Of Melody will be playing at Maxwell's Tavern in Hoboken on July 2nd. The show is sponsored by Jersey Beat and we will be joined by some old friends: the Milwaukees and Eastern Anchors.



Bastards of Melody at Freddy's Bar - Friday, April 17th, 2015

Bastards of Melody will be playing at Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn on Friday, April 17th at 9:00 PM. Freddy's is located at 627 5th Ave.



Bastards of Melody at Fontana's - Friday November 7th, 2014

Bastards of Melody will be playing at Fontana's in New York on Friday, November 7th at 9:00 PM. Fontana's is located at 105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY. The Bastards will be joined by Two Minute Thrills, Caterwaul of Sound and Reign Of Zaius



Bastards of Melody at Hank's Saloon - Saturday June 20th, 2013

Bastards of Melody will be playing at Hank's Saloon in Brooklyn on Saturday, June 20th at 9:00 PM. The Bastards will be joined by the excellent Successful Failures. Hank's is located at 46 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY.



Bastards To Play IPO New York on May 5th, 2013

Bastards of Melody will be playing at the International Pop Overthrow Festival in New York City on Sunday May 5th at 4:45 PM. The Festival will take place from April 30th - May 5th at The National Underground (159 East Houston Street, New York, NY)

International Pop Overthrow (or IPO, as it has affectionately become known) is a pop music festival which has been held for the past thirteen years in Los Angeles. The IPO has also been held for various years in Chicago, New York, Boston, San Diego, Phoenix, Detroit, Milwaukee, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, and Toronto, as well as in Liverpool, England (at the world famous Cavern Club)!



Bastards in NYC on May 26, 2012

The Rock Shop
249 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
9:00 - Successful Failures
10:00 - Radio Barons
11:00 - Bastards of Melody



Bastards of Melody Live Review in The Big Takeover Fall 2011 Issue

Hank's Saloon, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY March 25

Free gig at Hank's gin mill, one of the last of the great Brooklyn old man bars - not some fastidious wine bar - and these Bastards know how to fill a tiny, non-elevated stage with boisterous, punky rock 'n roll pop. The New Jersey power trio have been at this forever, yet show no slack in their enthusiasm for the Cheap Trick chunky, Replacements raspy, Sloan slapping, Posies power-pop clatter they bleed. Paul Crane is like an older, spirited cousin you clown around with, congenial, taking salient satisfaction in the spiky lift of his melodic boppers. And with a hot LP to plug for the first time in eight years, thy hit Hurry Up and Wait tunes hard - the NJ Turnpike-referencing "Exit 10" was best. Hope they earned the toll money back! Pass the hat!

Bastards of Melody play the International Pop Overthrow Festival in NYC

Bastards of Melody will be playing at the International Pop Overthrow Festival in New York City on Sunday, November 6th at 9:30 PM. The Festival will take place from November 1st - 6th at Local 269 (269 East Houston Street, New York, NY)

International Pop Overthrow (or IPO, as it has affectionately become known) is a pop music festival which has been held for the past thirteen years in Los Angeles. The IPO has also been held for various years in Chicago, New York, Boston, San Diego, Phoenix, Detroit, Milwaukee, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, and Toronto, as well as in Liverpool, England (at the world famous Cavern Club)!

Bastards of Melody at Local 269 In NYC

Bastards of Melody will be playing at Local 269 in New York City on Friday, August 19th at 10:00 PM. We will be joined by some great bands:

8:00 - One Short Fall
9:00 - Successful Failures
10:00 - Bastards of Melody
11:00 - Radio Barons

We'll see you there!

Bastards of Melody at The Mercury Lounge In NYC

Bastards of Melody will be playing at the one and only Merucry Lounge in New York City on Monday, May 9th at 10:00 PM. The Mercury is one of the best venues in New York and we are psyched to be playing. We hope that you all can make it out.

Bastards of Melody at The Rock Shop with The Figgs

Bastards of Melody will be playing at The Rock Shop on April 16th at 10:00 PM. We'll be opening for one of our favorite bands - The Figgs. Advance tickets are $12 and are available on The Rock Shop website.

New Show and Great Reviews

We'll be playing at Hank's Saloon in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, March 25th. Gonna be a great show. We'll be opening for Preacher Roe and Drawn From Bees. The Bastards hit the stage at 9:30 pm. Hank's is located at 46 Third Ave (corner of Atlantic), Brooklyn, NY

Check out our press page to see what people have been saying about our new album Hurry Up And Wait. And we didn't just print the good stuff...it's all been really positive! We promise :)

Bastards of Melody at Maxwell's - January 26th

We're psyched to be back at Maxwell's. This will be a great show, we'll be joined buy one of our favorite bands, The Successful Failures, starting things off at 8:00. The Clox then take the stage at 9:00, followed by Bastards of Melody at 10:00

Maxwell's is located at 1039 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ.


Hurry Up And Wait Record Release Show

Please join us in celebrating the release of our 4th album "Hurry Up And Wait" on Friday, December 10th at Bar Nine (807 9th Ave) in New York City. This will be a really fun night.

The Successful Failures will be starting out the night at 8:00 playing their own brand of ultra tuneful power pop/roots rock. The Bastards will take the stage at 9:00 and will be playing songs from "Hurry Up And Wait" along with some old favorites. CD's of "Hurry Up And Wait" will be available to purchase at the show.

Following the Bastards show, Bunnie England & The New Originals (the world's best live karaoke band) will be taking the stage and rocking you into the wee hours.


Bastards of Melody Release Hurry Up And Wait!

FDR Label will be releasing the new Bastards of Melody CD, Hurry Up and Wait, on 11/9/10. Hurry Up and Wait is the 4th Bastards album and 2nd on FDR. The band has also contributed tracks to nearly all the FDR Tribute CDs including a truly killer version of “The Real Me” on our Who Tribute album. Hurry Up and Wait fully realizes the band's diverse influences only hinted at on its previous releases. Featuring crunchy/jangly guitars with some folky, acoustic flourishes, melodic bass, straightforward drumming and sweet harmonies, we think this is the best Bastards album yet.

The CD and MP3's will be available through all major online retailers including itunes, amazon, CD Baby, Napster and Rhapsody. You can also purchase the CD directly through the FDR Label website.


Bastards of Melody at Buddies Tavern - July 24th

We'll be joined by a couple of great bands - The Successful Failures and The Tea and Whiskey. Bastards hit the stage at 10:00. Buddies is located at 277 Johnson Lane, Parlin, NJ

Bastards of Melody in NYC- June 23

Bastards of Melody will be playing our first NYC show in...well....forever. We felt the time was right for a comeback so Gil moved his poker night and Crane is taking a break from Drylocking his basement. Let the good times roll!

We'll be at Ace of Clubs at 9 Great Jones in NYC. Show time is 10:00 PM. We will be joined by the awesome new kings of the Williamsburg the Radio Barons and Poison Ivy League who have an awesome bio. Here's an excerpt - "Combining hefty rock riffs with a songwriting knack for the pop hook, Poison Ivy League finds a home nestled somewhere between the Melvins and the New Pornographers." Whoa.

Bastards of Melody at the Court Tavern - March 18th

Bastards of Melody return to the stage after a 3-year hiatus. We look forward to getting back into the swing of things and we hope that you will come out and join us at the Court this Thursday. Not only will we have a new member in tow (our old friend Scott Treude on drums) but we will be playing new songs from our upcoming release "Hurry Up & Wait" This will be a great show and we will be joined by some incredible bands, Here's the line-up:

9:00 - Bastards of Melody
10:00 - The Successful Failures
11:00 - Honah Lee
12:00 - Nymphomatics.

The Court Tavern is located at 124 Church Street in New Brunswick, NJ.

Bastards of Melody on About a Girl compilation

FDR's About a Girl CD features indie, power-pop, and garage rock bands covering the greates all-time rock-n-roll songs featuring a girl's name in the title and chorus. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. For more information, got to the About A Girl myspace site.

Bastards of Melody on High School Reunion Comp

Bastards of Melody have contributed our own version of the Replacements "Within Your Reach" from the movie Say Anything for a new compilation CD - High School Reunion - A Tribute To Those Great 80's Films

This is a really cool record featuring some great artists. The Bastards are very honored to be a part of if it. For more information or to order a copy, click here - High School Reunion

About High School Reunion

HIGH SCHOOL REUNION features some of our favorite indie artists covering songs from the 80's most popular teen films. Frank Black, Matthew Sweet, Lori McKenna, John P. Strohm (The Blake Babies), Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), and the Dresden Dolls are just several of the great artists covering tracks from films like Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Say Anything, Valley Girl, Repo Man, and more.

The 80's were unique. There were so many important films that spoke to us as teenagers. The soundtracks were exceptional, and the stories & characters unforgettable.

Live Band Rock-N-Roll Karaoke

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Bunnie England will provide the lyrics and the music
You provide the star power!!!
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