Monthly Archives: February 2015

Three bands on Thursday 3/5!

Three stellar bands play Cobra on Thursday March 5th!  Doors at 9pm.


Dead Leaf Echo

Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo is an music/art collective that released their debut LP “Thought and Language” in 2013. The album had clear 4AD influences as it was mixed by John Fryer (Lush, NIN, Depeche Mode) with artwork by the label’s legendary designer V23′s Vaughan Oliver (Pixies, Bauhaus). Their latest EP “true.deep.sleeper” released in 2014 saw them working with Monte Vallier (Weekend, Wax Idols) Previous tours and SXSW bills included The Wedding Present, A Place to Bury Strangers & Trail Of the Dead. They festivaled in 2011 with the Psychedelic Furs as well as played sold out shows in 2010 opening for the reunited Chapterhouse and Ulrich Schnauss.

Boom Said Thunder

With little more than a fuzzed out bass turned way up, a tall guy sitting behind an old Vistalite drum kit, and a tiny yet towering female vocal, Boom Said Thunder took stage for the first time at P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville, MA on a soggy February night in 2012. Bombastic rock followed.
Over time, the general makeup of the self-proclaimed minimalist fuzz rockers hasn’t changed all that much. Abby dyed her hair blonde, black, violet, then blue-ish black. Will grew his locks long then short then long again. John’s beard is the same as it ever was. And the songs they write continue to reflect the welding of their three distinct personalities. They just live in Brooklyn now.


Described as “pure ear candy,” the EP starts off with “Jumprope” which quickly introduces what Gingerlys are all about — songs filled with fuzzy guitars, dreampop melodies, guitar hooks galore and Maria’s soft sultry vocals. The second track “Summer Cramps” switches from dreamy to jangly, a summer pop anthem that is insanely catchy. The B-side opens with the head-rush breakneck speed of “Better Hearts” and closes with the delightful Felt-ish guitars of “Set You Off”.


Atrocity Exhibition on Saturday 2/28!

Atrocity Exhibition is a monthly show featuring dark eclectic bands.

February 28, 9pm:


SECOND STILL (post-punk, NYC)


21+, $5

LISP is back on Wednesday 2/25!

Larry Sparkman presents, Lisp!:

Live bands:


THE SOFT BATCH!! ( JD SAMSON & Tammy Hart Calabrese!)

Hostess: Elizabeth James

$5 suggested donation, doors at 9pm.

Stump, our psychobilly monthly is Saturday 2/21!

The Omega Men, The Long Losts and Mañana Couch play on February 21st for a night of punk & psychobilly!

Show starts at 9pm, $ 5 cover at the door.  Followed by free karaoke at midnight!

Plus Dj Dave Depraved (Spastiks) spinning all night on the turntables.

Short Story Open Mic on Monday 2/16

From the organizer:

Are you a writer interested in reading your work in front of tens of adoring fans and/or strangers? Do you want the opportunity to walk away with your writing having earned you some pocket money for the evening?

Here’s your chance!

February 16th, at The Cobra Club, Filthy Phill will be hosting a short story focused open mic night!

Here’s how it’s going to work:

Signup starts at 8:30 p.m. You will need your name, email and a $5 entry fee. All the names will be put into a hat and time slots drawn randomly to read up to 5 minutes of a prepared piece.

At the end of the night, the author with the most VOTES gets ALL THE MONEY from the collected entry fees!

How do you VOTE?

Buy purchasing drinks at the bar! Every time you order a drink, just ask the bartender for a ticket. That ticket is a VOTE! You can either give that ticket to the author (who will then give it to me, the host) or you can give the ticket to me directly, and tell me who you’re voting for. At the end of the event the votes will be tallied, a winner determined and a good time will be had by all.

Also, the final spot of the show will be reserved for a featured reader who does not pay the entry fee and is not eligible to win.

Our featured author this time is Matthew Sheahan, Polite New Yorker.

Valentine’s Day Burlesque Show on Saturday!!

We are so excited to host a night of burlesque for Valentine’s Day!  Followed by free karaoke!!


From the producers of The Razzmatazz Revue:

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with The Razzmatazz Revue as they present the most salacious in their series of bawdy entertainment:

Featuring The Women Who Will Put You in the Mood For Love and Tequila:

Essence Revealed, The Bubbling Brown Sugar
Corvette LeFace, Eight Cylinders of Body
Dottie Dynamo, The Loose Cannon of Burlesque
Tiny Dee The Queen of Latin Burlesque
Vada James, The Underboob of Burlesque
Ginger Twist, The Twist that Will Make You Shout
Hosted by Boo Bess, The Baroness
With Pearls Daily, The Fantasy Next Door, as the Kitten

This sexy of a show is at 10 p.m.
For 10 American Dollars

Ain’t got a sweetheart? We’ll be your sweetheart.
Ain’t got fun? We’ll be your fun.
Ain’t got pants? That’s fine. We don’t either.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Burlesque on 2/12!

Join Brooklyn Babydoll for an evening of Nudity, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Nonsense on Thursday February 12th!

Featuring Gemini Blitz, Pixie Pumps and Terra Josephine !

Live music by Marek and The Boss Chops!

Raffles of Silly Prizes and Goofy Jokes !

Doors at 9:30, $5 cover!

Benefit for La Macchia Jewelry on 2/11!

Blitzkrieg Bod – Punk Rock Workout – Starts 2/6

with Haley DeGroat

Blitzkrieg Bod: The Punk Rock Workout is a total body conditioning class with constant aerobic action and bursts of high-intensity intervals, uniquely formatted to a classic punk, rock, glam, and new wave soundtrack. Accessible enough for the person who actively avoids group classes, but challenging enough for a fitness enthusiast, it’s laugh-through-your-sweat fun and whip-you-into-shape effective. Think Zumba, for rock n’ roll weirdos. All levels are welcome to this judgment-free party, which comes with a free drink after class. More Rock, Fewer Rolls!

Force Majeure variety show on Sunday 2/8!

Force Majeure: funny, dangerous, beautiful, erotic, impossible.  Real variety.  Real skill.A monthly vaudeville show, half a block from the L train, only $10.  Mind guaranteed blown.

This month:
CHRIS MCDANIEL – Trick Ropin’ Bullwhippin’ Singin’ Cowboy – seen on Letterman, TNN, and the National Rodeo Circuit
MERRIE CHERRY – Brooklyn drag legend – producer of Bushwig and DRAGnet – “Magnetic” – PAPER mag
HILARY CHAPLAIN – physical comedienne – international award-winner for “A Life in Her Day” – “Chaplain manages to go beyond mere slapstick and develops a sympathetic character the audience can latch on to” – TimeOutNY
PINKIE SPECIAL – burlesque superstar – hooper and eccentric dancer
STICKS DA SERPENT – snaky Bruk Up dance – from the Warriorz League
DON KEEBLES – taste-free comedy

…more performers and info TBA!…

The Cobra Club 6 Wyckoff Ave Brooklyn, NY 11237 (917)719-1138