“Not the New York from the Boy…”
On October 31, 2018, The Threads NYC (Mick Brown, Andy Dahill, Roger Jaghoo, Anthony Tricarico, and Chris Cilione) in conjunction with Wendigo Productions, LLC officially released their new video “Boy Outta New York,” a tune off of their January 2018 EP No Beer No Mercy. The video was directed by Juli Berg and Candace Corelli and filmed in the East Village.
“Boy Outta New York” is loaded with raw energy. It is old school, punk-flavored, headbanging, Rock & Roll at its best. Warning: if you are easily offended by profanity, this song is not for you. But if you are longing for the days when Rock was not as gentrified as the East Village, then press play. I can almost guarantee that you’ll be headbanging at your desk, while walking down the street, or wherever you happen to be playing this song and then wanting more.
The Threads, touted as NYC’s Most Dangerous Band, were born out of the frustration of the dying Rock & Roll scene in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. They are a band of rockers who long for the days of the Tompkins Square Riots, squatters on every corner instead of a Starbucks, and no f*****g bike lanes. All veterans of other sleazy NYC rock outfits, they came together to pursue one goal: to create a true and honest rock show.
The Threads were started in 2004 by Mick Brown, lead singer of the infamous Lower East Side Stitches, guitarist Roger Jaghoo, and original drummer Bam Romero after a Super Bowl party dissolved into an alcohol-fueled jam session. Their idea was to play straight up Rock & Roll, not Punk Rock, or Indie Rock, or Glam Rock, but straight up Rock music which had been lacking for quite some time. Joined by Andy Dahill on bass and Jason Burton on 2nd guitar, the band began gigging around Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village. After some time playing such infamous clubs as Continental, Fontana’s, The Delancey, Lit, & Sine-E, the burden of the Rock & Roll lifestyle took its toll on the band and three of the members left. Mick & Bam enlisted new members but the band seemed to have run its course. Mick then rejoined the newly resurrected L.E.S. Stitches, taking Andy along with him, and it seemed as though The Threads were no more.
Flash forward to the Fall of 2009, the L.E.S. Stitches are back on hiatus and Mick and Andy are suddenly available. Roger, now the owner of the East Village’s International Bar, gives them both jobs and soon the boys are talking, laughing, and reminiscing about their time in The Threads. The idea comes up to do a reunion show, just for the fun of it, with Mick back on the mic, Roger on guitar and Andy on 2nd guitar. The fellas had such a good time doing that simple one-off that they decided to write some new songs and play more shows but to do that they needed to adjust the lineup. After trying out different bass players and enlisting drummer friends to fill in for various gigs they finally found bass player Anthony Tricarico and drummer Chris Cilione.
With the new lineup complete the band started recording their first full-length album in May of 2011. After almost a year of writing, recording, and re-recording the album was handed over to close friend Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls, Michael Monroe Band) to mix and master and Love & Other Bad Decisions was released in the Summer of 2012. Since then they have gone on to record and release two more EPs, the aforementioned No Beer No Mercy (2018) and In A Good Way (2015) as well as three official videos.
In the years since The Threads formed they have gained a following of young & old, non-hipster, true rock & roll fans through their catchy songs and energetic live show. Their music is a mix of everything you ever screamed or made love to, or would ever want to.