The Threads NYC,
Mick, Andy, Roger, Anthony, & Chris are The Threads.
Finally, 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.
Born out of the frustration of the dying Rock & Roll scene in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Threads 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 fucking bike lanes. All veterans of other sleazy NYC rock outfits, the gentlemen came together to pursue one goal: to create a true and honest rock show.
Started in 2004 by Mick Brown, lead singer of the infamous Lower East Side Stitches, guitarist Roger Jaghoo after a Super Bowl party dissolved into an alcohol fueled jam session. The 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 then-bassist Andy Dahill the band began gigging around Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village. After some time playing such clubs as Continental, Fontana’s, The Delancey, Lit, & Sine-E the burden of the Rock & Roll lifestyle took its toll on the band. Andy took a break to record with the U.S. Bombs, Jason began touring with Murphy’s Law, Roger left the group and founded The Bullitts alongside with Andy. Mick & Bam enlisted new members but the band seemed to have run its course. After Mick rejoined the newly resurrected L.E.S. Stitches (with Andy in tow), it seemed as though The Threads were no more.
Flash forward to the Fall of 2009.
With L.E.S. Stitches back on hiatus, Mick and Andy were suddenly available. Roger, now owner of the East Village’s International Bar gave them both jobs at his establishment and soon the boys started talking, laughing, and reminiscing about their time in The Threads. The idea came up to do a reunion show, simply for shits & giggles. Mick was back on the mic, Roger on guitar, Andy took over the 2nd guitar position. The fellas had such a good time doing a simple one-off that they decided to write some new songs play more shows. The lineup would have to be adjusted though.
With no official bass player, the guys tried out a few fill in’s before finding Anthony Tricarico. Anthony’s wife Dana, a long time friend of Mick’s from the days of the L.E.S. Stitches suggested him to Mick after yet another bass player didn’t work out. It only took one rehearsal before Ant (as he referred to by the band) was officially a member. The band counted on drummer friends to fill in for various gigs (including Dgeneration’s, Michael Wildwood and The Waldo’s, Joe Rizzo) before finding Chris Cilione of Who Killed Bambi?. Chris was a perfect fit on the drums due to his Punk Rock background and New York Rock & Roll style. The new lineup was finally set. The Threads started recording “Love & Other Bad Decisions” in May of 2011 at Seizures Palace Recording in Brooklyn, NY. After close to a year of writing, recording, and re-recording the album was handed over to close friend Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, NY Dolls, Mad Juana, Michael Monroe Band) to mix and master. After all these years off & on together the band’s 1st full length record was released in the Summer of 2012. In the years since the group formed, The Threads 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 fucked to, or would ever want to.