"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. The Astoria scene makers deliver energetic live shows that immediately convert new listeners to die hard fans. GIFTSHOP has enjoyed ten plus years in NYC as underground indie influencers. The 2019 BigInAstoria EP features an eclectic array of genre-hacking ear candy - delicious for every listener! Their 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 GIFTSHOP 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 played the Otto's Shrunken Head 17th anniversary gig in October and took the stage at Arlene's Grocery for the December Firece Femme Fest.
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 Bar, Queens | 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