New York City’s favorite Rock N Roll troublemakers, The Threads started back in 2004. Fronted by Mick Stitch of the Lower East Side Stitches, the band features Roger Jaghoo and Andy Stitch on guitars, Anthony Tricarico on bass, and Chris Cilione on drums. Over the years the band has brought their signature style of high energy, all killer no filler rock n roll to various clubs all over the 5 boroughs and tri-state area and have recorded with the likes of Pete Steinkopf (Bouncing Souls, Little Eden Studio), Phil Palazzolo (The Hold Steady, Seaside Lounge Studio), and Jason LaFarge (Seizures Palace Studio). The Threads represent a New York City of yesteryear. A time before skyrocketed rents and stuttered small businesses. A time when rock n roll was the only goal. ‘Nuff said.
Last summer, we worked with Pete Steinkopf at Little Eden Studios on a 3 song romp we’re putting the finishing touches on and hope to release shortly.
In the Fall of 2018, with the help of a lot of amazing people, we released our latest effort, NO BEER NO MERCY. Special thanks to our friends and family for putting up with us and most of all to Jan Abrosiewicz for always being there. Thanks to Phil Palazzolo and Seaside Lounge Studios for engineering the record, Wendigo Productions for keeping music alive in NYC and for everyone around the world, never stop creating.
In 2015 The Threads we released …In A Good Way – Dedicated to the memory of Les “Fazi” “YouGuys” Opiola.
FAZI was the 6th member of our band. For those that didn’t know him, there was little you could not like about Fazi. He never complained about himself, he was always happy to see you, always had a smile on his face and passionately loved music. He also loved to capture the power of music through photography. Besides taking tons of photos of us, his work with amazing blues artists was recently heralded last summer at the Chicago Blues Festival and Museum. http://www.lesopiolaphotography.com/
For us we lost a part of our soul. He was a friend, a trusted adviser, a fellow artist, and a shoulder to cry on. He would rally us when we were down, open up his home to us when we had no where to go, buy us a shot and a beer when we had no money, conspire with us about creative projects, and never let us quit when the going gets tough. The world is a less interesting place without him and we are all better people for having known him.
Rest In Peace Fazi.