Vivisectors Gulag Tunes

After a brief hibernation to recharge their batteries The Vivisectors come back in the Spring with a vengeance. The band will be traveling far and wide bringing their psychedelia-surf to you. Check out the dates below and stop back frequently as we book more and more.

March 10 – Spike Hill, 186 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn – Vivisectors with Double Down and Dead Flowers – doors at 7:30 No Cover!!!

March 17 – Sidewalk NYC, 94 Avenue A in the East Village, Vivisectors play at 10 pm, More bands TBA,

April 12 – Two Boots, Bridgeport – SURF NITE! Vivisectors with Commercial Interruption and The Clams. 9 pm No Cover!!

April 13, The Elm Bar, 372 Elm St. New Haven CT – The Vivisectors at 9 pm with bands Dirt Worshipper and Goat Herder Cover $3

April 26 – Beatniks, Park St., Worcester, MA – Vivisectors with the Caught Flies and the Numbskulls 9 pm, $6 cover

April 27 – Bayside Bowl,58 Alder St., Portland, ME – THE VIVISECTORS RETURN TO ROCK THE ‘BOWL!! The Vivisectors, Thee Ice Picks and one more surprise guest!

May 5 – The Instro Summit at the Casbah, 1000 Main St., Durham, NC
The Vivisectors closed down the infamous instro-summit Sunday at midnight. $12 Day/$24 Weekend Pass

August 10 – Roxy n’ Dukes, Dunellen, NJ The Vivisectors with Plato Zorba more details TBA

The Vivisectors will open a night of music at Spike Hill in Brooklyn NYC. Sunday March 10 2013 @ 7:30 PM

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The Vivisectors are a psychedelia-surf band, originally from Russia, but who have recently relocated to Brooklyn, NY. The band has toured the U.S. East Coast yearly since 2009 and have finally decided to spend a bit more time in the states this time around. The Vivisectors started out as a solo project of it’s founder Mike “Vivisector” Antipow and has since grown to a four piece tight knit ensemble that includes Ivan Antipow (bass), Artem Upirev and New York native Mike Costarella. The Vivisector’s music can go from slow dark doom tunes reminiscent of the Gulag tunes of Mother Russia to in your face metal-sounding rock n’ roll that get’s the audience pumping it’s fists. Best of all, it’s almost all instro-mental, so no translations needed. The music speaks for itself and it may even yell on occasion. The Vivisectors started as a one man instro band and has since become famous for their Gulag Tunes, combining sunny surf music and Russian prison songs. They keep the dark side of rock’n’roll alive and current.


From the classic lounge stylings of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, to fun twists on popular modern hits, Double Down plays the songs you know and love. The band’s original style fuses together their fresh, bold talents with a tribute to the songs of yesteryear.

Double Down gives the Rat Pack a swinging update for the new millennium. Their electrifying performance, tight sound and musical expertise allow them to move from hot jump-swing numbers to poignant ballads without missing a beat.

In addition to the old standards, Double Down dives into the songbook of today, bringing a unique twist to contemporary classics. From Billy Joel to Motorhead, from Nirvana to Usher, Double Down brings a classy lounge attitude to anything they get their hands on. Never content to rest on their laurels, Double Down is constantly adding new songs to their repertoire so every show stays fresh and their audience is always entertained.


The Rolling Stones are a legendary English rock band formed in London in 1962.

This is not them.

The Return of the Vivisectors to Worcester! April 26 2013!

Visiting from Russia, The Vivisectors bring Gulag Tunes from their homeland to Worcester. This is the fourth time The Vivisectors have brought their amazing gulag surf sounds to this country and the third time playing at Beatnik’s. Combining sunny surf music and chthonic Russian prison songs while exploring the dark side of rock’n’roll.

Opening will be NH’s Caught Flies. Four dudes from three New England states inspired to make loud, catchy, timeless rock and roll songs you can sing and dance to, drink to, fight to, drive very fast to (though don’t blame us for the trouble you get into). They don’t dress up pretty, don’t wear matching uniforms, don’t look the part at all and don’t plan to.

Snowed out last time at Beatnik’s The Numbskulls are a four piece neo-traditionalist punk rock band from Worcester, Ma. They have slept at your house, taken you naked swimming, gotten you drunk, toured the country, made your ears bleed, got you to start your first band, given you tons of free shows, played in your basement, put out 5 of your favorite records, and voted by you Best Punk Rock Band every year since they started this crazy trip.

Something for everyone. PUNK, PSYCHOBILLY, & BLACK METAL SURF! Three bands only $6!

Artrocity has returned w/ photos from the first night of the tour.
Enthusiastic crowd at Otto’s for the wild surf sounds.
Great sets by Strange But Surf, Flesh,Matt Rae Trio & from Russia the Vivisectors!
Go ‘like’ this rock photographer & see what you missed.
Unsteady’s Surf Rock Shindig Dec 1 2012

Vivisectors Gulag Tunes

The Vivisectors’ Gulag Tunes live concert tour dates – Tour starts at Otto’s on Dec. 1 at Unsteady Freddie’s Surf Shindig and ends when they leave the US bleeding from our collective ears!

This is the third time The Vivisectors have brought their amazing gulag surf sounds to this country, the first time being in 2009. Below is a list of shows that will be updated as we book more:

Dec. 1, 2012 – Otto’s Shrunken Head, w. 14th St, NYC Vivisectors at Midnight with the Gay Intruders, Flesh & the Matt Rae Trio

Dec. 22, 2012 – Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave., Worcester 9 pm with TBA

Jan. 3, 2013 – The Church of Boston, 69 Kilmarnock Street Boston with Tsunami of Sound 9 pm

Jan. 5, 2013 – The Elm Bar, 372 Elm Street New Haven, CT with TBA 9 pm

Jan. 11, 2013 – Two Boots, 281 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 with TBA 8 pm

Jan. 26, 2012 – Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder Street Portland, ME 4th annual ‘Tiki Freakout’ with Thee Icepicks and the Evil Streaks

Wonder Wheel Music Marathon 2012
Coney Island Rock ‘n Surf on the Boardwalk! Sat. Aug 4:

With MC: “Blue StingRaye”

IT was a great show! Here’s the photo file from the event w/ all your favorites! Plus Great write up of the day’s events on the New York Music Blog

West Samoa Surfer LeagueWest Samoa Surfer League – A killer line up consisting of two Space Rangers (aka Daniel and Falko) all the way from Germany with Rattlesnake Ralph, from the NYC area band, The Octomen. There has never been a show like this before, better catch a wave on this side of the pond while it lasts.

Thursday April 12, 2012 9:00 pm
Elm Bar 372 Elm Street New Haven, CT 475.238.8529
$3.00 cover, 21+ with 9th Wave

Friday April 13, 2012 7:30 pm
Record Collector 358 Farnsworth Ave. Bordentown, NJ
$10 in advance, $12 at the door
All ages – Opening band TBA

Elm Bar New Haven

Join Sean Kershaw, the self proclaimed Coney Island Cowboy, as he brings the music and memories that make life worth living throughout the east coast. The night will be filled with original song and stories of life as seen through the eyes of a modern day troubadour. Spend the evening as if you were sitting around a campfire, enjoying a the cool evening air with close friends. Shows will begin promptly and end when Sean and his guests run out of stories to entertain and amuse.

Friday April 6, 2012
Elm Bar 372 Elm Street New Haven, CT
$3.00 cover, 21+ 475.238.8529

Wed May 2, 2012
The Dark Horse Tavern 12 Crane St. Southbridge, MA
FREE ! 21+ 8 pm

Thursday May 3, 2012
Cafe Nine 250 State St. New Haven, CT
$5.00 Cover, 21+ 203-789-8281




Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers are bringing Brooklyn country down under to Melbourne Australia for two weeks March 3rd -March 18 2012. This is a rare chance to see the Coney Island Cowboy perform his brand of hi-octane honky tonk in Melbourne Australia!

Sean Kershaw Australian Tour Poster


Sat  3rd Mar 102.7 RRR-fm 2-4pm 221 Nicholson st Brunswick East
Thurs 8th Mar 106.7 pbs-fm live to air 47 Easey st Collingwood  4pm
Thurs 8th Mar Grand Hotel Yarra Glen 19 Bell st Yarra Glen
Fri 9th Mar Gem Bar 289 Wellington st Collingwood 9-11pm
Sat 10th Mar Retreat Hotel 280 Sydney rd Brunswick 7.30-9.30pm
Sun 11th Mar Standard Hotel 293 Fitzroy st Fitzroy 7.30-9.30pm
Tues 13th Mar Labour in Vain Hotel 197A Brunswick st Fitzroy  8.30-10.30
Wed 14th Mar 3Way-fm Warrnambool 8pm – ?
Thurs 15th Mar Lomond Hotel 225 Nicholson st Brunswick East 9-11pm
Fri 16th Mar Victoria Hotel 90 Lava st Warrnambool 9/9.30-12.30am
Sat 17th Mar Victoria Hotel Warrnambool
Sun 18th Mar Labour in Vain Fitzroy 5-7pm


For up to date information and downloads

Google Map of the tour


Sean Kershaw and the Terrible Two bring hi octane honky tonk home when they come to New England for a 4-day tour from November 16 – 20.

11/16 – Radio, 379 Somerville Ave., Somerville, MA
11/17 – Mad Bobs Saloon,324 Lincoln St., Manchester, NH
11/18 – Vincents Bar, 49 Suffolk St., Worcester, MA
11/19 – The Hessian Lion, 10 East Main St., Avon, CT

Every show is an adventure when Sean’s behind the mic!

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