Jesse Malin has been releasing solo albums for over a decade at this point, and you should have heard him by now. If you haven’t, you might be familiar with the D Generation, the New York based homage to glam punk, which he founded and fronted beginning in the early 1990s and who reunted in 2011. Or you might have heard that he joined Ryan Adams, who also produced Malin’s 2003 album The Fine Art of Self Destruction, to form a band called The Finger a few years back.
Malin recently opened up for The Replacements, one of his greatest influences, and tonight, July 21, you can catch him at The High Watt, along with The Killing Floor and Don DiLego. The show is 21+ and begins at 9 p.m. You can get tickets here, for $10.
Jesse Malin’s latest album, New York Before the War, captures many different sides and sounds of the city. It includes songs that are reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel and one, “Oh, Sheena” that seems to meet up with the character in The Ramones’ “Sheena is a Punk Rocker” later in her life. The new record includes collaborations with Peter Buck, of R.E.M., Alejandro Escovedo, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, and Wayne Kramer of The MC5. With a large back catalog to pull from and a new album that features songs about a city so dear to Malin, who was born and raised in Queens, his show at The High Watt is sure to be something special.
THE KILLING FLOOR
The Killing Floor describe their sound as a mixture of power and melody, a blend of British rock and American pop rock. They’ve been compared to Muse, Queens of The Stone Age, and Kings of Leon.
Don DiLego has released four solo albums and two EPs, which were well received and feature DiLego telling stories through his lyrics over twangy, country infused music. He co-wrote several songs on Jesse Malin’s Love it to Life, and has toured with Malin and shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Marah, and more.
Jesse Malin, The Killing Floor, and Don DiLego will perform tonight, July 21 at The High Watt. The show is 21+, begins at at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available for $10 here.