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I meet you.

I saw you.

I knew you.

I liked you.

I wanted to…So I did.

These are Pictures of You: Part Deux.

Joey Wyoming @ Hank’s Saloon

Lawrence Lewitinn: Saugerties, NY

Kristin Corman @ Hotbird

Carly Sioux @ Hotbird

Kimber McGill @ Doc’s Smoke Shop, Ohio

Jake Giesige @ Hotbird

Miz Stefani @ Hotbird

Erin McGill @ Doc’s Smoke Shop, Ohio

Carly Sioux: Hurley, NY

Caleb Tye, Ohio

Mia Hebib @ Secret Restaurant Project

Sarah Silver, Chinatown

Unknown Singer, Chinatown

DeX @ Santos Party House, CMJ

Ann Binlot @ Santos Party House, CMJ

Brian Reilly: Saugerties, NY

Kendall Morgan: Saugerties, NY

Michael Jurin: Saugerties, NY

Arthur Kremer, Hurley

Alvin Ho Young: Saugerties, NY

Miss Colombia:  Chelsea, NY

Greg Garing @ Teneleven


Sarah Silver, Teneleven

Ashlea Bonds, Halloween

Hugo Chung, Halloween

Jessica Foti

Jake Giesige, LES

Carly Sioux @ Secret Restaurant Project





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Photo  Carly Sioux

Dear Comrade is the brilliance of former Stellastarr* drummer Arthur Kremer. What started as a summer side project two years ago is now a fully developed band of five exceptional musicians with their first EP on its way. Eclectic, classic and honest; Dear Comrade is a band that owns their craft but implements subtleties.

What’s immediately interesting about DC is Kremer’s transition from background to foreground. Through pursuing his own creative ventures, Kremer writes the soundtrack of our lives. The melodies are catchy and heartfelt and just about anyone with a pulse can relate to the lyrics. Although Kremer’s songwriting is easily digestible, he possesses an ability to tie in just enough personal sentiment avoiding the stereotypical rock ballad label.

First on board, Miz Stefani (aka DeX), is a chorus girl stolen from the Reverend Billy Choir. Seized immediately for her impressive vocal capabilities and witty comebacks, “Tango” was their first baby together. It’s Stefani’s batty narrative about a real-life stalker that hooks Tango and makes it rock solid.

Emmett Aiello makes his debut into the music world as the third comrade, and although he is still a little wet behind the ear, Aiello’s guitar leads would never betray him. With a soul for Rock’n Roll, the textured, twanging, grumbling guitars are Aiello’s influence steering Dear Comrade away from Kremer’s Euro-pop tendencies.

Who says you can’t find anything good on Craigslist? Well, Dear Comrade found both drummer, Dennis Lehrer (Autodrone), and ironically enough an old touring buddy of Stellastarr*, Tim Jansen from The Hourly Radio. Now complete with drums and bass, DC is hitting the stage and attracting some attention. Do get excited but don’t expect Dear Comrade to be the next “it” thing, it’s not their style.

Summer 2010

Arlene’s Grocery

The Delancy

The Bitter End

Oh10 M1ke

Illustration by Oh10 M1ke.

Photos by Carly Sioux.

Listen to Dear Comrade Here!

Dear Comrade, a musical venture that must be experienced live.



Make Friends

Go, Go, Go

Tim Jansen

The Hourly Radio

Dennis Lehrer

( Autodrone)

The Sassy One


Emmett Aiello

(The understated but never to be underestimated)

Miz Stefani

The Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping

Photos by Carly Sioux @ Pianos

Remember a band called P.R.O.M. from last week? If so you better start calling them Dear Comrade because it’s official! Stellastarr* drummer Arthur Kremer has put down the drum sticks, picked up a guitar and snatched up choir girl Stefani Pekin from the Reverend Billy Church of Stop Shopping. Although finding a suitable band name was problematic, song writing has proven to be effortless for Kremer who is a prolific writer and is already in the studio with Producer Tim O’Heir cranking out these new tunes.

Curious what they sound like? Well nothing like Stella* but more like a soundtrack to a Spaghetti Western. It’s not ironic or kitsch; it’s pure, earnest, honest and absolutely worth your listen. Come get trashed at Trash Bar April 19th and see for yourself.

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