TromaDance After Party – Tragedy: An All Metal Tribute to the Bee-Gees and The Alan Merrill Band

Saturday, July 30th 2016
 Co-Headlining Performers
for the World Famous TromaDance AfterParty!
Saturday, July 30th, 10:00 PM at  
    17 Meadow St.  Brooklyn, NY 11206
Suggested Donation of $15
The World Famous TromaDance AfterParty will be co-headlined by musical guests“Tragedy: The All Metal Tribute to the Bee-Gees” and songwriter and rock-n-roll legend Alan Merrill, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman.
The TromaDance AfterParty has a longtime reputation for being a wild, off-the-wall shit-disturbing bash to top-off the Film Festival’s weekend of screenings, panels and guest appearances, the Film Festival weekend is free for attendees and the afterparty has a suggested donation of $15 to help raise money to support the event. This year the party is going to go where no metalhead has dared go before, cross-dressing cross-over disco/metal Bee-Gee’s tribute “Tragedy”.  To see a viral video from “Tragedy” click the link here!

Tragedy is, “”The greatest heavy-metal-meets-disco party you could possibly wish for.” – Metal Rules
NYC’s Tragedy: A Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, is an over-the-top bombast of Disco, Metal, Glitter and Magic – the #1 Party Band.
Born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, these six fearsome brothers fearlessly obliterated the truce line that had been set in the great Disco/Metal Peace accord of 1977 when they seamlessly blended the two genres with the debut album, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong, which was a collection of Bee Gees songs redone in a heavy metal treatment reminiscent of Iron Maiden, Guns N Roses and Aersomith. Since then, they have crisscrossed the globe with their spectacular live shows and having stormed across the USA, UK, Germany and Switzerland. Subsequent full length albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco Metal and The Solo Albums have seen them spread their glittered wings to take on non Bee Gees classics from the disco era, soft rock anthems and party jams.
Co-Headlining act, “The Alan Merrill Band” is fronted by  composer Alan Merrill, who has written songs performed and recorded by such diverse artists as Lou Rawls, Rick Derringer, Chuck Jackson, Britney Spears, Runner, Freddie Scott, Felix Cavaliere, Queen Of Japan, Vodka Collins, Joan Jett, Five, Dan Penn,Mickey Curtis, The Arrows, Spooner Oldham, Reverend Run, Tensaw, George Collis Band, Monsieur Kamayatsu, Ramon Bugatti, Phoenix, Dragon Ash, Catherine Howe, Miley Cyrus, Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Mari Kaneko, The Grand, Tensaw, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, Shinohara Nobuhiko, Tiny Tim, Taylor-Neely Band, LA Guns, The Toys and Troy Turner.
The Alan Merrill band, fronted by the “I Love Rock-N-Roll” Songwriter, will perform at TromaDance on Saturday, July 30th 2016 at The Paper Box Theatre in Brooklyn, NY.
Alan was elected a New York Chapter Governor of NARAS, the Grammy Awards organization, for two terms in the 1980’s.  Alan Merrill was the first person on earth to sing the classic song “I Love Rock N Roll” of course, at the time when he wrote it in 1975. He was also the first singer to release a recorded version of the song in 1975 as lead singer and frontman of The Arrows, and he was the first person ever to perform the song, both on stage in front of a live concert audience and on television. He was the first successful foreign pop star in Japan’s domestic market, scoring a top 10 solo hit with the single “Namida” from the album “Alone In Tokyo” on Atlantic Records Japan in 1970, singing the entire album in Japanese!  Alan Merrill will be honored by the Troma Team and Lloyd Kaufman with an Independent Spirit Award at the 17th Annual TromaDance Film Festival event.
On Friday, July 29th 2016 Troma will also be hosting another late night event after the first night of the Film Festival, July 29th’s “Brooklyn Barnyard Bash!”  Featuring bands: “The Cowmen”,”Monkey Pudding Face” and “Mooseknuckle”.