Run By The Gun Performs Debut Album Inspired by their Comic Book Series for New York Super Week
Comics meet Rock for a night in the West Village as part of New York Comic Con.
NEW YORK – August 26th, 2014 – It’s a New York Comic Con first: a band that merges rock and roll with a comic book series. Join Run By the Gun as they play songs off their debut album, ‘Songs From the Little Blue House,’ at Rockbar in the West Village on Thursday, October 9. Doors 9PM.
Run By the Gun is an American virtual band created by Rey Miranda and Zambia Greene. The RBG’s fictional life, based in New York City’s East Village and Lower Eastside neighborhoods, is explored and chronicled in the comic book series of the same name.
Afropunk.com says fans of comic books and music are “in for a treat” with Run By the Gun’s integration of visual graphics and intense musical energy. When RBG comics debuted on ComiXology, BleedingCool.com named it their new release Top Pick. Their musical style is straightforward, guitar heavy rock and roll that draws its primary influence from elements of British punk, 90’s grunge, alternative and 70’s arena rock, and power-pop in the vein of bands like Cheap Trick and Big Star.
Their comic universe focuses on the effects their art has on all the character’s lives, loves, friendships and the adventures they experience as they build their band.
Ladykiller invites you to experience the transmedia crossover live at Rockbar in the West Village on Thursday, October 9. Doors at 9PM. Tickets are available for purchase from Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/1va3LB6 beginning 8/27. Watch www.runbythegun.com and www.facebook.com/runbythegun for more details in the weeks to come.
About the Beginnings of Run By the Gun
Run By the Gun (RBG) is a transmedia project created by two high school friends, Zambia Greene and Rey Miranda. Zambia is a veteran of the NYC music scene having been signed to Sony Publishing in 1988 as a songwriter. Rey works as a director of photography in the film and television industry.
Needing a name for a band he was forming, Zamia tapped Rey, who without hesitation offered, “Run By The Gun.” “Why do you just have that name living at the edge of your fingertips like that?” Zam asked. “That’s life” replied Rey. “We’re living under the gun out here…”
The RBG music and narrative loosely chronicles their youth in a city that offers endless possibility to some – and crushing defeats to most. And they felt the best way to honor, glorify, spoof and pay tribute to the city and scenes that had shaped Zam, Rey and their friends was through the most classicly satirical vehicles: comic books and punk rock music.
About New York Super Week:
New York Super Week is a first of its kind pop culture festival. For one week the entire city of New York will become a playground for super heroes, villains, vampires, zombies, geeks and passionate fans of all sizes. With different pop culture themed experiences happening in every corner of the City – including concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings and more – New York Super Week is an immersive and inclusive experience that aims to bring the energy, passion and color of the entire universe of popular culture to every corner of all five boroughs of New York City.
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