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originally posted Monday, March 21, 2016

updated SHOWS and PREVIOUS SHOWS pages

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originally posted Thursday, January 28, 2016

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originally posted Friday, January 8, 2016

TONIGHT - TFL in NYC for FREE!

Howdy!


For those of  you whose New Year resolutions included getting out of the house to enjoy more culture
and NYC nightlife, it's time to get at it!
And for those whose resolutions included cutting down on drinking and late nights, isn't it time you
abandoned those resolutions already?!?

We've got just the tonic for ya...
TIED FOR LAST
TONIGHT
10:45pm at
OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD
538 East 14th Street
(btw. Aves A & B)
East Village, Manhattan, NYC

Show is FREE  Must be 21+

And to sweeten the pot, we're bringing in our good friend (and former TFL member) ANDREW BUSONE
on guitar because Tommy's out of the country!

And to sweeten it a little more, we're gonna pay tribute to Elvis and David Bowie (since both of them
were born on this day)!

See ya tonight!

-Steve, (Tommy), Pixie, Ringer, and DREW!
TIED FOR LAST

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originally posted Tuesday, December 15, 2015

updated SHOWS and PREVIOUS SHOWS pages.

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originally posted Thursday, December 3, 2015

TFL's Holiday Extravaganza - NYC on Fri (12/4) & Stamford CT on Sat (12/5)

Merry Happy!

For over a decade now, TFL has made a point of scheduling a show to get everyone in the appropriate holiday mood (i.e. - inebriated).  And this year, we're playing TWO shows!

For our NYC/Westchester friends...
TIED FOR LAST'S
Annual Holiday Extravaganza (part 1)
Friday, December 4th, 8:30 pm at
DESMOND'S TAVERN
433 Park Ave South (btw. E 29th & E 30th Streets)
Manhattan, NYC

...and for our Westchester friends, it's just a short walk from Grand Central!

For our Westchester/Connecticut friends...
TIED FOR LAS T'S
Annual Holiday Extravaganza (part 2)
Saturday, December 5th, 10:30pm at
SEASIDE TAVERN (aka Jimmy's Seaside)
891 Cove Road
Stamford, CT
w/ our friends MATT & THE MARAUDERS and LOST RIOTS

 -Steve, Tommy, Pixie and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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originally posted Thursday, November 12, 2015

updated SHOWS and PREVIOUS SHOWS pages.

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originally posted Friday, October 16th, 2015

TFL in NYC (and it's FREE!)

Howdy!

It's been so long that we're worried you forgot about us.  So we intend to jog your memory a bit...

We're playing a rare weeknight show on Thursday, and we made sure to be early on the bill so y'all can catch us after work and still get home to get yer beauty sleep! 

TIED FOR LAST - Live
Thursday, October 22nd at 7:45pm
(this means we start playing at 8pm ON THE NOSE)
at OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD
538 East 14th Street
(btw. Aves A & B)
Manhattan (the East Village) NYC


Show is FREE, and 21+

But if you're up for staying, there's gonna be a lot of greatness (before and) after us as well, so you may wanna use a sick day or something.


Here's the full line-up w/ set times:
7PM - BEDPAN FIGHT (our good friends playing some fun and energetic punk)
7:45 - TIED FOR LAST (us)
8:45 - CHOKING SUSAN  (highly recommended - a really great female-led punk band from Detroit)
9:45 - BLOODY MUFFS (our good friends whom you probably already know.  Our very own PIXIE is sitting in on bass for this show)
10:45 - Whiskey & Speed (an unplugged set of killer punk from Australia)

So - we'll see ya on Thursday!

-Steve, Tommy, Pixie, and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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originally posted Friday July 31, 2015

TONIGHT - TFL at Otto's in NYC

It's been awhile since we've seen the outside world, but tonight we're gonna change that!  (that is - if you equate the "outside world" to the inside of an air conditioned tiki bar in the East Village) 

That's right - your favorite little kickass punk band is part of a kickass lineup of bands, and you're not gonna wanna miss it!  First, it's our friends in BEDPAN FIGHT in their last show with Alison (aka - the Doctor) on bass, as she's leaving NYC to go get a PhD.  Then, it's yours truly - TIED FOR LAST with our regular brand of mayhem (plus a new song!).  Then - it's ANDY SOCIAL AND THE ANTIDOTES from NJ/MD.  This band includes 2/3 of our friends the Sheckies, so you know it's going to be catchy and fun.

So here's the specs:

TIED FOR LAST at
OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD
TONIGHT - Friday, July 31st
538 East 14th Street
(btw. Aves A & B)
East Village, Manhattan, NYC

The show is FREE!
The show is 21+

And here's the specific lineup:

8:45 Bedpan Fight
9:45 Tied For Last
10:45 Andy Social and the Antidotes

So - we'll see ya tonight then!


-Steve, Tommy, Pixie and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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Howdy!

We're in a damn good mood here at the TFL Home Office because we had a blast on tour!  Thanks to all those who wished us well in our travels!

It's a bit surreal to return to normal life after playing different nights in different cities and having the time of our lives.  But the bills gotta get paid...

That said, for anyone (rightfully) concerned with the state of the music industry, you can at least take solace that there are a whole bunch of great bands, great promoters, and great music fans still out there.  And in our recent travels (IN, IL, OH, NJ), we've met, played with, and played for a bunch of 'em!  And a huge public THANKS to Steve (the ringer) Ringwald for playing drums for the bulk of the tour.  We couldn't have pulled it off without him (so buy him a drink when you see him)!

The only downside of the tour is that Lina (aka Caroline) has been sidelined with pneumonia.  Apparently, she caught it before the tour but didn't even know she had it until she required a trip to the ER the moment we got back on NY soil.  She is still sick but she's out of the hospital and is recuperating at home.  Big thanks to those who've been sending Get Well wishes!

Meanwhile, we didn't want you to think that our road work was gonna interfere with our desire to play here at home, so with that in mind...

TIED FOR LAST 
THIS FRIDAY - June 22nd
9:30pm at
OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD
538 East 14th Street
(btw. Aves A & B)

The show is FREE.  It is also 21+ for entry.

...AND, it's with our good friends, The Bloody Muffs!

Don't bother checking the Otto's website because they currently have bands listed wrong.  Just show up and know that you're gonna see TFL and have a blast!

See yo u Friday!

-Steve, Tommy, Pixie and Drew
TIED FOR LAST

originally posted Friday, April 17, 2015

TFL's FINAL TRASH BAR SHOW TONIGHT!

Howdy!

Over the past 10+ years, there have been precious few constants in NYC's live music scene.  One of those is TIED FOR LAST.  Another is Brooklyn's TRASH BAR.

Come and join us tonight as one says goodbye to the other, and you'll see what we've known all along - that despite its Williamsburg locale, Trash isn't snobbish, untra-hip, or pretentious.  The people who work there love music, so they treat bands - and more importantly - our friends very well.

Tonight's gonna be special.  We hope to see ya there!


TIED FOR LAST

TONIGHT Friday April 17th - for the LAST TIME at
TRASH BAR
256 Grand Street
(btw. Driggs and Roebling)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

 

TFL plays at 10pm
If you come REAL early, there's an OPEN BAR (well drinks and PBRs) from 7-8pm!
Show is 8 bucks
Must be 21 or over

And it's our last show for nearly 2 months - so get outta the house and make it count! 

-Steve, Tommy, Pixie, and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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Originally posted Thursday, March 19, 2015

TFL at Desmond's in NYC NEXT FRIDAY (3/27)!

Hi There!

Though it's been awhile since we last wrote, it's actually been pretty busy here in Lastland.  Last weekend, we performed at a wedding (a TFL first).  Then, when a band was a no-show on Monday at Otto's, and 1/2 of TFL was in the audience watching Ringer play a solo show, Ringer, Pixie and Steve did a short set as a 3-piece to cover some time (thanks to Bedpan Fight for the use of their instruments)!

But enough living in the past...

We currently only have one Manhattan show booked for spring, and it's a week from tomorrow.  It'll mark our return to Desmond's, and it should be special because we're debuting a brand spanking new TFL original tune!

Here's the info...

TIED FOR LAST
FRIDAY, MARCH 27th
9:30pm at
DESMOND'S TAVERN
433 Park Avenue South
(btw. E 29th & E 30th)
Manhattan, NYC


And for you Long Island, Westchester, CT and NJ folks, it's damn close to Penn Station and Grand Central!

So - we'll see ya next Friday, right?

-Steve, Tommy, Pixie and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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Originally posted Thursday, February 19, 2015

BIG Show NEXT Saturday (Feb 28) in Brooklyn!

Howdy!


Don't know about you, but we're getting cabin fever being cooped up inside all winter.  So join us as we make an escape NEXT Saturday (Feb 28)...

We're really excited about this next show because it's LYZFEST VI - a celebration of our friend, Lyz Red.

If ya don't know her, Lyz heads Candy Apple Red Productions.  They've booked TFL (and countless other bands) at a whole lot of shows over the last few years.  So in all likelihood, you've probably seen some shows that she's put together, as she is one of the hardest working bookers/promoters in NYC.

Her shows are always fun, and we're damn glad to be chosen for LYZFEST.

So whether you just wanna catch TFL (at 8:30), or all the bands (doors are at 6), here's the info you'll need:

 

TIED FOR LAST
Saturday, February 28th
at The Grand Victory
245 Grand Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
(btw. Driggs and Roebling - directly across the street from Trash Bar)

Show is 21+
Doors at 6pm. 
TFL plays at 8:30pm
Cost is $13 - unless you come dressed in "steampunk" style in which case, it's $10

Here's the full lineup (in the order of set time):
Emily Rupp
Freya Wilcox & The Howl
Before the Origin
Tied For Last
BarRoom Heroes
InRod
On the Cinder
The Sharp Lads

See ya Saturday!

-Steve, Tommy, Pixie, and Ringer

TIED FOR LAST

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Originally posted Wednesday, December 3, 2014

CHRISTMAS SHOW - Thursday Dec. 11 at OTTO'S!

Ho Ho Ho!

As the year winds down, the days get shorter, and the air chills, our thoughts turn to one thing...

The TFL Holiday Extravaganza!

This year, the party is at Otto's and it's gonna be a blast.  We're not sure of the final lineup, but we know
that we'll be playing with our friends from New Jersey - the legendary SHECKIES!

And of course, we'll have some holiday themed songs, and some treats to give away!

 Mark your calenders now so it doesn't get lost in all the other Christmas mayhem:

TIED FOR LAST
Annual Holiday Extravaganza
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11
at OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD
538 East 14th Street
(btw. Aves A & B)
NEW YORK, NY

The show is FREE!  Must be 21+

...As of now, it looks like we're scheduled for 9:30.  We'll send an update to confirm.

In the meantime, dream of sugarplums...or better yet - alcoholic tropical beverages!

-Steve, Tommy, Pixie and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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Originally posted Monday, November 3, 2014

BIG Show on Thursday (11/6) at HANK'S SALOON (Bkln)!

Hi Kids!

We've been kicking around long enough that we've made some great friends in some great bands.  We try to pass this benefit on to you by putting on shows with as many other great bands as we come across.

Well, long before Tied For Last played our first show, THE HEAVES were our favorite local band.  We've played with them on and off throughout the years, and it's always been a special treat.  This Thursday will be no exception!

And - for what it's worth, this is our penultimate show for the entire year - and our LAST SHOW IN BROOKLYN for the year.  So get out' the house and have some FUN before it's too damned late!

 

THE HEAVES and TIED FOR LAST
THURSDAY, November 6th

8:30 pm at

HANK'S SALOON

46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic)

Brooklyn, NYC

 

Show is 21+  Admission is Free (at least, we're 99% certain it is)

 

See ya Thursday!

 

-Steve, Tommy, Pixie and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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Originally posted Friday, October 17, 2014

WEBSITE UPDATES:

Updated SHOWS page and added a link to the PRESS page 

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Originally posted Tuesday, October 7, 2014

FREE Show Thursday (10/9) in Manhattan!

Ahoy Ahoy!

First off, please accept our sweaty happy THANKS to all of you who made it to Saturday's show at Trash Bar. All the bands kicked ass.  The Vibrators were phenomenal.  The audience was awesome (including many old and new TFL friends).  And we had a blast!

So if you were at the show and are now finding the rest of the week a bit of a letdown - OR if you were unlucky/unwise enough to make it out last Saturday, we have just the thing for you...

We're playing a FREE show at Otto's This THURSDAY (that's two days from when we're sending this notice)!  And just like Saturday, the lineup is chock full of great punk bands!

...and - it's FREE

Here's the details...

TIED FOR LAST - Live

Thursday, October 9th
9:30pm at
OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD
538 East 14th Street
(btw. Aves A & B)
(East Village) Manhattan, NYC

The bands (in order of appearance) are:
BEDPAN FIGHT
THE BLOODY MUFFS
SUNDAY MASQUERADE
TIED FOR LAST
ANNIE ACTIVATOR

Show starts at 7PM Sharp!  Must be 21+

See ya Thursday!

-Steve, Tommy, Pixie and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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Originally posted Friday, October 3, 2014

TOMORROW Night (10/4) in Brooklyn - TFL plays with the Legendary VIBRATORS! 

Hmmm - that subject line may sound a little bit uncomfortable for those of you who aren't well versed on legendary UK punk acts.  But the Vibrators are one of the original bands to come out of the 1970s British punk explosion - and TIED FOR LAST gets to play with them tomorrow night.

It's a very important gig for us, so we're hoping we can count on you for support (and trust us - it WILL be
a helluva fun evening)!

A quick refresher... The Vibrators formed in 1976 and play a very catchy, poppy brand of punk.  They've 
been active with recording and touring ever since.  Their single, "Judy Says" was listed in the Mojo magazine (British equivalent of Rolling Stone/Spin) list of the "Best Punk Rock Singles of All Time."

So if you wanna come out and see a real special show, this one's gonna be damn hard to beat!

Here's the info:
TIED FOR LAST
supporting THE VIBRATORS
TOMORROW - Saturday, October 4th
at THE TRASH BAR
256 Grand Street
(btw. Driggs and Roebling)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

We're also pretty psyched because one of the other bands on the bill is NYC's own THE BULLYS!  If you like The Ramones and TFL, you will love the Bullys!

Doors open at 7 with an OPEN BAR from 7-8 (w/ paid admission)
Show starts at 8.
TFL plays at 9:15 SHARP (and we mean it)

See ya tomorrow night!

-Steve, Tommy, Pixie and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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Originally posted Friday, August 22, 2014

NYC Show TOMORROW Night (Saturday, 8/23)!

Howdy Kids!The clock on summer is about to run out.  School's about to start.  Football's about to start.
Which means cold weather will be right around the corner.

So get outside while you still can...so you can get back inside with us at the tiki and punk-rock oasis that
is Otto's.  It's the last TFL show for awhile, and it's free - so you really have no excuses!

TIED FOR LAST
Tomorrow - SATURDAY August 23
8:30 pm at
OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD
538 East 14th Street
(btw. Aves A & B)
Manhattan (East Village), NYC


IMPORTANT: 
- you may want to make sure to get there on time because we're opening the show with a surprise musical
treat! 
- you may want to stay after we play to catch the kickass powerpop of Girl to Gorilla (a great band with
Steve Pang [a co-owner of Otto's] on drums)
Coming to this show is a good way to celebrate the birthdays of Steve, Steve, and Pixie (Tommy's the odd
man out).  And by celebrate, we really mean remind those bastards that they're gettin' OOOLLLDD!

Of course, as always at Otto's, the show is free, but you must be at least 21.

See ya tomorow!

-Steve S, Tommy, Pixie and Steve Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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Originally posted Monday, July 7, 2014

THIS FRIDAY (7/11) TFL at DESMOND'S in NYC!

Monday mornings are always rough - especially after a three-day weekend.  So we thought we'd give you something to look forward to for getting through this week in one piece:

TIED FOR LAST
Live - Friday, July 11
8:30pm at
Desmond's Tavern
433 Park Avenue South
(btw E29th & E30th Streets)
Manhattan, NYC

 Every once in awhile, we abandon the punk clubs and go back to our pub roots...so come on out - grab a pint, and have some fun with us!  And since it's walking distance to Grand Central and Penn Station, all you Westchester/Connecticut/Long Island folks have no excuse!

 See ya Friday!

 -Steve, Tommy, Pixie and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

 

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Originally posted Thursday, June 5, 2014

TONIGHT (Thurs 6/5)!  FREE SHOW in NYC!

Greetings, kids!

Tonight is a very special night.  For starters, it's Jonesy's birthday - and we love Jonesy!  But even if you don't love him or don't know him, you should thank him for putting together one of the most fun lineups of bands you're going to see for a long time to come!

At 7 sharp, Jonesy's band (The Bloody Muffs) will be playing for the very last time with its classic lineup!

Then, the killer bands just keep coming:

Annie Activator
!SSA [aka Ass Backwards]
The Sheckies
World War IX
TIED FOR LAST
Bedpan Fight


TFL goes on just about 10.

TONIGHT!  (Thursday, June 5)
at Otto's Shrunken Head
538 East 14th Street
East Village Manhattan, NYC
FREE! Must be 21+

See ya later!


-Steve, Tommy, Pixie, and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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originally posted Monday, May 19, 2014

We're Ba-a-ack! NEXT Saturday (5/24) in BKLN!

Well Hello There!

We've been hibernating longer than is healthy, so we gotta get outta the house and play some damn music!

So get outta YOUR houses and join us!  And since it'll be a holiday weekend, you get a whole extra day to sleep it off...

TIED FOR LAST
SATURDAY, MAY 24th
10:30pm at
THE TRASH BAR
256 Grand Street
(btw. Driggs & Roebling)
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NYC


The show is put on by our good friends at CANDY APPLE RED, and they tend to book some great shows, so you'll probably wanna come earlier to catch some other good bands!

Show is 21+

We'll see ya there!

-Steve, Tommy, Pixie and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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originally posted Friday, March 7, 2014

NEW DRUMMER and a FREE SHOW Next Friday (3/14)!

Howdy!

Thanks to all of you who came out to see the amazing lineup of bands at the last Otto's Show we played.  For those who missed it, the bands were truly fantastic, and the crowd was phenomenal, and we're doing it again (with an almost identical lineup) in June so stay tuned!

Meanwhile, in "what we hoped would happen" news...
Our good friend and former "substitute" drummer Steve Ringwald (Ringer) has agreed to stay on as a permanent member of the band.  For some of you, this may seem like no big deal since he was playing for us anyway, but for us, it's fantastic news because it allows us to keep the guy that we really wanted from the start.  We're damn happy he decided to stay!

Lastly, we have a Free show coming up next Friday, and it's gonna be a blast!
TIED FOR LAST
Friday, March 14th  11:30pm at
OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD
538 Eat 14th Street
(btw Aves A & B)
East Village, Manhattan, NYC

See ya Friday!

-Steve, Tommy, Pixie and Ringer
TIED FOR LAST

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originally posted Monday, January 29, 2014

We're Ba-ack!  Saturday, Feb 8th in NYC!

Is it spring yet?  No?  Damn!

But - since we're out of hibernation, we'd best make the most of it.  So we're going to play our first show in a good long while, and it's a lineup guaranteed to wake you all up as well!


TIED FOR LAST
Saturday, February 8th

9:30pm at
OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD
538 East 14th Street
Manhattan (East Village), NYC


SHOW STARTS at 7pm SHARP.  TFL plays at about 9:30.  Despite all the bands, we will be playing a regular full set.

SHOW IS FREE!  SHOW IS ALSO 21+

...and we're playing with some of the best local and national punk bands we've ever come across.  No lie - even if we weren't on this bill, we'd be telling you that you that you wouldn't wanna miss it.  We've played with every band and/or band members of every band on this lineup.   We can ouch for the greatness.

So - in order of appearance:

BEDPAN FIGHTS (NY) the new band from the guys who brought us Fuctiphino (who were one of the most fun bands we've seen
DEAD WEIGHT (TX) Very hard-edged punk from our friend Mark (formerly of Exile) and his buddies
THE BLOODY MUFFS (NY) Possibly the coolest band we've ever played with.
MR. CLIT & the PINK CIGARETTES (IN) a cool artpunk cross between the Cramps and the B-52s.  You've never seen anything like 'em.
TIED FOR LAST (yours truly) - now with Steve "Ringer" Ringwald on drums!!!!
THE SHECKIES (NJ/PA) - nationally-known pop punk in the vein of early Green Day
WORLD WAR IX (NY) Straight-up fun from these NYC scene vets.


If you've ever doubted the validity or relevance of current rock and roll, come to this show and be reminded of why you liked it in the first place!

See ya on the 8th!

-Steve, Tommy, Pixie and Ringer

TIED FOR LAST

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LAST SHOW
BEFORE INDEFINITE HIATUS:

FRIDAY, March 25
 OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD

East Village,
Manhattan, NYC
538 East 14th Street
(btw. Aves A & B)

TIED FOR LAST (11pm - TWO SETS)
THE HEAVES 10pm
THE BLOODY MUFFS 9pm
BEDPAN FIGHT 8pm


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and yes - we ARE still working hard on the new CD!  

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