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Charetta is one of seven local hard-rocking bands celebrating the third anniversary of Gotham Rocks at Irving Plaza Thursday night

Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
17 Irving Pl. at East 15th St.
Thursday, July 21, $27 (with fees), 7:00

In May 2008, indie metal heads Cary Tamura and Mike Sankari formed Tech-9 Music, staging Gotham Rocks and No Mercy Metal showcases in New York City, Jersey, Long Island, and other locations. Focused on building a modern hard rock community of fans and musicians, the duo, both of whom have their own bands, put together shows featuring local groups at small clubs as well as Six Flags Great Adventure. They will be celebrating the third anniversary of Gotham Rocks on July 21 with a gala event at Irving Plaza. Staten Island hard rockers Woods of Arden kicks things off at 7:00, followed at 7:45 by New York glam rockers Sweet Fix. At 8:30, Queens foursome Bound by Substance is hoping to have recovered from their blowout show at the Gramercy back in December. At 9:15, New York City’s Charetta, led by vocalist Angelina DelCarmen, will be playing songs from their new EP, A Nation Distracted; if you buy a ticket to Gotham Rocks through their website, you get a free digital download of the album. At 10:00, Brooklyn’s the August Infinity, who discovered their singer, Joshua Hawksley, in the subway, will be partying with tracks from their new CD, To Whom It May Concern. Southern metal rockers Killcode take the stage at 10:45, highlighting songs from their upcoming follow-up to 2008’s Truce. The evening concludes at 11:30 with the bass-guitar-drums trio Crush of Empires. “I just might make you crazy,” Hawksley sings on the August Infinity’s new album. Indeed, this should be one crazy night at Irving Plaza.

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