There's a shortage of no-frills rock & roll these days, but Blockhouses are keeping the flame alive. The New York City trio recreate the time-honored tradition of classic rock & roll — following the thread that connects the early rock & roll of Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry to the seminal ‘70s punk of the Ramones to the garage-pop renaissance of today. It’s all about great songs with catchy choruses, lyrics that people relate to, and live punk-rock energy. The band came together in 2013 after singer-guitarist Guy Lyons — a pivotal member of the Figgs back when the hooky, brash power-pop band was on Capitol Records — pledged a return to rock & roll. Looking to carry the torch for bare-knuckle, sing-along rock, he joined forces with bassist Christopher Peifer (the Kowalskis) and drummer Bill Wolf (Wolfhaven), and Blockhouses were born.

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Mar 19 2013
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Under 10
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1 time per week
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1 night a week
43 years


Classic influences: The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, MC5, Ramones, The Clash, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Black Flag, Husker Du, The Replacements, Dinosaur Jr., Pixies, classic/early rock n’ roll (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, etc.)

90’s/Newer music I also like: Superchunk, Pavement, Rocket from the Crypt, Nirvana, Guided by Voices, Supergrass, Yo La Tengo, The Walkmen, Palma Violets, JEFF The Brotherhood