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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  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.  The new EP titled BigInAstoria is now available at Amazon, Spotify, CD Baby, iTunes and SoundCloud.  Thanks for playing our tunes on the radio at:  Radio Free Brooklyn, LuckyStarRadio.com, The Underground Garage, Little Water Radio, KOR Radio, Radio Buzz 101, Moment of Eclection, 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).  

 

 

 

 

          

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 | 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:

  • August 10, 2019
    Century, Philadelphia, PA
     
  • August 17, 2019
    The LetLove Inn, Astoria, NY
     
  • September 14, 2019
    Otto's Shrunken Head, New York, NY
     
  • October 19, 2019
    Otto's Shrunken Head, New York, NY