Our own Paul McDaniel is careening toward a birthday milestone, and we are playing a special June show to mark the occasion. On Saturday June 23rd, come celebrate the birthday of everyone’s favorite aging rocker at Otto’s Shrunken Head in the East Village. Paul will draw up the setlist for this one-of-a-kind show featuring the hottest tempos in the Wormburner catalog, plus a heaping helping of punk rock cover songs. Jolly Good are also on the bill.
On Thursday April 12th, we will play Knitting Factory in Brooklyn alongside our friends The Last Nites. The Last Nites will perform the soundtrack to “Pulp Fiction” in its entirety. We’ve seen this once previously, and it is not to be missed! Advance tickets can be purchased here .
Many thanks to everyone who came out for our annual Christmas show in December at the Mercury Lounge!
We’re now back to working on new songs for our next LP, and we plan to test-drive several of them in an acoustic setting on Thursday February 8th at 11th Street Bar in New York City. This date also falls right smack in between Hank’s and Terry’s birthdays, so come out and celebrate with us. As always, these acoustic sets include plenty of our favorite cover songs.
Rest in peace, Tommy Keene. An inspiration and a friend to us, opening for Tommy at the original Maxwell’s in Hoboken was one of the great privileges we’ve known as a band.
On Thursday December 14th, we will return to full-on electric form at New York City’s Mercury Lounge. Our annual Christmas show will be a full night of familiar faces with a set by Christopher John Campion backed by Mad Staggers. Ex-Behoovers Jolly Good will open the show with their debut live performance, and Yule Dogs will bring it all home with a set of suped-up sing-a-longs of your favorite carols and rock radio Christmas classics. This show has a history of selling out, so get your tickets now.
Our stripped-down series continues at LIC Bar on Sunday, September 17th. Starting at 5:30PM, we will play two sets in the outdoor space. Our setlist will include Wormburner material new and classic. Plus, we will welcome special guests and play a bunch of cover songs. This is our latest endeavor as we workshop and gradually introduce new songs for our next LP. There’s no cover charge at LIC Bar, and the outdoor space is a live music experience ike nothing else in New York City. Hope to see you there!
We have been working on a bunch of new songs, introducing many of them via a series of stripped-down sets at 11th Street Bar
in New York City. The next date is Thursday July 20th. While we haven’t always advertised these gigs under the Wormburner name per se, our setlists inevitably include Wormburner material new and classic. Plus, there’s always a heaping helping of cover songs and special guests in the mix. Hope to see you at 11th Street Bar on Thursday July 20th. We start around 8:30PM, and there’s no cover charge.
On Wednesday January 25th we will play the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We are in the opening slot, prior to our friends The Last Nites who will play the Pulp Fiction soundtrack in its entirety. Come out and join us for a fun evening!
Many thanks to everyone who packed the house for our 10th Annual Christmas show at the Mercury Lounge with Lifeguard Nights, Knockout Drops, and of course Yule Dogs. Looking forward to continuing the tradition for another 10 years!
We have released a new EP called “Made-for-TV Movies”. Available on platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, etc, the lead-off track is a new single titled “Somewhere in LA”. Also included are a cover of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland 1945″, along with some demos and live recordings of classics from the Wormburner catalog. There’s an acoustic version of “Somewhere Else To Be”, courtesy of the live sessions we recorded last year at LastFM. And don’t miss the live version of “Bells of St. Ignatius”, recorded in New York City last Christmas.
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Our third LP! This album’s cast of desperate characters includes a downed airman in WWII Europe, a 21st Century soldier returning home from battle, and a transient gay hustler whose youthful looks are weathering with age.
“Anthemic indie rock with a punk rock kick” – KEXP in Seattle
Saturday June 23rd
**PAUL’S PUNK ROCK BIRTHDAY BASH**
Otto’s Shrunken Head
538 East 14th Street
New York, NY