Wed, July 22nd

Rockin' Fundraiser for Shelter Animals


Doors 7PM
Show 7:30PM
Advance Price $15
Door Price $20

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Rockin' Fundraiser for Shelter Animals

Presented by Rock & Rawhide: Three of New York's hottest (& big hearted)
bands come together for a night to ROCK IT OUT for shelter animals at DROM.
Hosted by Joe Gatto of truTV's Impractical Jokers, all proceeds will help
buy toys, treats, food, cat scratching posts, tough chew items, blankets
and more for local shelter animals. Rock & Rawhide is super excited to
present this awesome event! 

*Happy Hour from 7-8pm!* 

The Tenderloins are the creators, executive producers, writers and stars
of truTV’s hit television series, Impractical Jokers.  Currently in its
4th season, which drew in two million viewers for its January 29th season
premiere, the Impractical Jokers follows the Tenderloins’ four members -
Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano - as they coerce one
another into doing public acts of embarrassment while being filmed by
hidden cameras.  Season 4 sees the Tenderloins reaching an important TV
milestone, as they surpass 100 episodes of Impractical Jokers and
The Tenderloins are also currently touring nationwide with their “The
truTV Impractical Jokers’ ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour,” live show, which is a
mix of stand-up, never-before-seen hidden camera videos, stories and
insight.  The highly successful tour has sold out theaters nationwide, and
in the next year, the Jokers will tour the UK and host their very own
cruise ship tour and vacation.
Natives of Staten Island, New York ­ Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray
and Brian Quinn met while attending high school, and later formed The
Tenderloins Comedy Troupe in 1999.
After years of performing live improv and sketch comedy shows in theatres,
clubs and festivals across the country, The Tenderloins crossed over to
the web, garnering millions of views for their Internet sketches. They
went on to win the $100,000 grand prize of NBC’s “It’s Your Show”, a
sketch comedy competition show, hosted by Carson Daly for NBC.  A
single-camera, scripted sitcom pilot with Spike TV followed, based on the
guys’ real lives.



Rexford was founded in late 2012. Accomplished pianist and songwriter
Floris Boere formed a group with Matthew Hashimoto, Derek Nelson and Eitan
Akman. Hashimoto has many notable accomplishments. In addition to him
being an exceptional singer, he is an “Amateur Night at the Apollo”
Winner, a Semi-Finalist of the “Oprah’s Karaoke Challenge” and a “The
Voice - Hollywood” contestant. The three other members are gifted
musicians that share a love for songwriting. The group was very successful
in writing music together and within six months, Rexford began performing
at several venues across New York City. With the help of Rexford’s growing
fan base, the band raised over $5,000 to produce their debut EP “Good
Lie”, which was released in May 2014 to extremely positive critical
reception. Following the release of the album, the trio started performing
as the headliner on weekends at popular music venues such as The Bitter
End, Pianos and the famous Rockwood Music Hall.
Rexford’s fan base has been growing since, at live shows as well as
online. The band’s Twitter page has grown to over 21,000 fans with people
tweeting about the band and its music every day. On online music platform
Pandora its songs have received over 25,000 plays. Rexford has also become
one of the few independent bands that are “Verified by Facebook”, and have
reached more than 3,000 loyal fans who have a great social media response.
The band’s most recent single release “Back Around”, can easily be called
an instant hit with intense popularity on music platforms such as iTunes
and Spotify.


Beginning as subway buskers, Queens funk rock band LTrain’s story is a New
York story. As featured in The Noise Beneath The Apple, an art book about
the city’s street performers, the band began in January 2011 when
Crystalla Gonzalez (vocals) and Gabriel Castellar (guitar/vocals) started
busking with the song, “On The Train.”
Halting busy side walkers with their dynamic chemistry, original takes on
hip-hop, funk and rock, and indisputable romance for the city, the two
quickly saw reward for their hustle. With the addition of Tristan Green
(drums), the band have performed hundreds of New York shows at high-flying
venues, including Knitting Factory, Arlene’s Grocery, and The Studio at
Webster Hall. Fusing together influences dear and true to New York,
including the Latin beats of Tito Puente, the cool jazz of Miles Davis,
and punk rock of The Ramones, the band delivers an exciting sound that
perfectly showcases the city’s multiplicity.
Set to debut this fall, Can’t Pay Bills is a concept album depicting the
highs and lows of New York City life, from the “Party on Bedford” to “The
Rent Is Still to Damn High.” The band is proudly ready to grow and become
as indigenous to the city as the Brooklyn Bridge, dollar slices, graffiti
and the subway they’re born from.


Slacker, Genius’ hails from all parts Long Island. The members of the band
have performed together since they were kids - well, mostly because they
are still kids. Mike Montelli ( Guitar, 13), Zach Cohen (Drums,15), Reese
Ortenberg (Bass, Vox, 15) and Harold Lichtenstein (Guitar, BVOX 17) have
been playing together for two years. They began as a cover band but very
quickly began to write prodigious amounts of original material. Drawing
from influences across the spectrum of music, they blended their love of
progressive rock and grunge into a wholly unique genre they call “Prunge.”
With influences like Soundgarden, Rush, Alice and Chains and Porcupine
Tree their musical trajectory transcends stereotypical genres. They play
extensively around Long Island and New York City.

Rock & Rawhide is a non-profit 501(c)3 which aims to increase adoptions
and quality of life for dogs and cats in shelters, by providing
distraction therapy and noise/stress reduction through the donations of
toys, tough chew items, Kongs, Nylabones, bones, rawhides, blankets and
more. If a dog is chewing, it's not barking! If a cat is playing, it’s not
meowing! Less noise = less stress. In turn, dogs and cats can pass their
evaluations at shelters, and show more of their personality, making them
more adoptable.