Ben Franklin is an awesome rock 'n roll punk band from Brooklyn you do not know, but hopefully soon will. With hooky, guitar driving melodies, and punky chords with urgent political, in-your-face lyrics, this trio is ready to make a fuss. 2 dude guitarists, 1 lady drummer. You'll be bopping around and singing to their tunes. Okay, so what's going on with the band?
First, they'll release new music in the form of a 7'' vinyl record, a follow-up to their Optimist full-length, which you can to here that showcases their new direction. It'll be out on Kearny based label Killing Horse Records (¡No Pasaran!, Invisible Lines) later this fall.
Second, the band is playing in Montclair, NJ this Saturday with Black Water (featuring members of lead singer Billy of Ben Franklin's former band the Meltdown's), plus The Micks and The Porchistas. They'll debut a new band member and play some new songs. Tierney's Tavern, 136-138 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042. 21+. 8:30pm. $5. Cheap show with some great bands. Good deal, eh?