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GIFTSHOP

 

"The missing link between Blondie and The Distillers." 

 Delarue, New York Music Daily  April 26, 2019

 

Meghan Taylor: Lead Vocals

Matt Santoro: Guitars

Damian Eckstein: Bass

Jordan Kramer: Drums


Lead singer Meghan Taylor fronts the quartet that specializes in CBGB's style punk mixed with 21st century pop hooks.  GIFTSHOP's dynamic live shows have earned them prime festival slots and a solid following.  Musolist Morning Commute calls the Astoria scene makers "One of my favorite NYC bands." GIFTSHOP's latest EP, BigInAstoria, got a 9 out of 10 star rating by Madness to Creation, and is now available at Amazon, Spotify, CD Baby, iTunes and SoundCloud and free downloads are available on our website. GIFTSHOP's BLUE MONSTER EP was included in music writer Dave Cromwell's Best of 2017. Check iTunes, CD Baby and Spotify for BLUE MONSTER and Tarbeach Records for the blue vinyl single.    Thanks for playing our tunes on the radio at:  Radio Free Brooklyn, Radio Zodiac (Ireland) for Moment of Eclection, LuckyStarRadio.com, The Underground Garage, Little Water Radio, KOR Radio, Radio Buzz 101, Rock Bottom Radio (Australia), The Mike Rogers Show (Tokyo), Sick Podcasting Collective at Hanks Alternative Radio, Testifying Time Punk Rock Radio on VillageFM (Scotland), Ouest Track Radio (Le Havre, France), Musolist Radio, Queens of Noize (Australia), Real Punk Radio (NYC), Belter-Radio, UK.   GIFTSHOP is featured on the following 2019 bandcamp music compilations: Making A Scene 2019 Edition 2, Let's Make Some Noise Together NYC 2019 Vol 1, Let's Make Some Noise Together USA Punk Vol 2. This year the band co-headlined with Hey Guy for the Astoria Music Now 10th Anniversary Spectacular.  They have been invited to play the 2019 Otto's Shrunken Head anniversary gig in October and look forward to playing the December Firece Femme Fest at Arlene's Grocery.

 

 

 

 

          

GIFTSHOP WAS HERE:

Ace of Clubs, NYC | Arlene’s Grocery, NYC | The Arlo NOMAD, NYC | Athens Square Park, Queens | Athens Triangle: Astoria Music & Arts Block Party, Queens | Astoria Park, Queens | Bar East, NYC | Bar Matchless, BKLYN | The Bitter End, NYC | Blaggards, NYC | Bowery Electric, NYC | Cakeshop, NYC | Century Bar, Philadelphia | Coney Island Baby, NYC | Connolly’s Klub 45, NYC | Crash Mansion, NYC | The Delancey, NYC | Desmond's Tavern, NYC | Dominie’s, Queens | Don Hill’s, NYC | Fontana’s, NYC | The Grand Victory, BKLYN | Gussy’s, Queens | HIFI Bar, NYC | Hogan’s Hideaway for Park AVE Summer Arts Festival, Rochester | Irish Whiskey Bar, Queens | John Street Grill, NYC | Leftfield, NYC | LIC Beer Project, Queens | The LetLove Inn, Queens | Lovecraft, NYC | The Lovin’ Cup, Rochester | Lucky 13 Saloon, BKLYN | The Lucky Cat, BKLYN | Maestro's, Bronx | Make Music New York Summer Festival | Muchmore’s, BKLYN | National Underground, NYC | North Fourth, BKLYN | Olde Prague Tavern, Queens | Otto’s Shrunken Head, NYC | Parkside Lounge, NYC | Pianos, NYC | Public Assembly, BKLYN | R-Bar, NYC | Rehab, NYC | Rodent Hour Radio, BKLYN | Shillelagh Tavern, Queens | Skylark Lounge, Rochester | SOFAR SOUNDS Chinatown Headquarters, NYC | Stathakion Center, Queens | Sullivan Hall, NYC | Tobacco Road, NYC | Tompkins Square Park, NYC |The Trash Bar, BKLYN | Underscore, NYC | The Well, BKLYN

 

 

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COMING UP:

  • October 19, 2019
    Otto's Shrunken Head, New York, NY
     
  • November 11, 2019
    LIC Bar, Long Island City, NY
     
  • December 13, 2019
    Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY