photo:  Linda Rizzo

photo:  Linda Rizzo

A plan was hatched in a bar in Washington Heights in late 2013. To bring high-energy, catchy, punk rock and roll tunes to the masses of NYC and beyond was the mission outlined.  The inspirations were many. Ramones, The Who; The Replacements, and Husker Du. The Jam, The Rolling Stones; The Velvet Underground, and The Undertones. The Beatles, The Clash; Chuck Berry, and Johnny Cash.  Just to name a few. The list goes on….

Guy knew how to rock the stage and studio from his years with The Figgs. Chris had rocked the cities of the USA and Europe doing Kowalskis gigs. Great songs, energy, and coolness: this was the Three Legged Stool of Rock that the endeavor was to be founded on. Blockhouses was born.

During the next few years, the plan came together. Recordings were made and gigs were played. The line-up of this trio was finalized. A joyful noise was raised. A hiatus was taken. Then, in 2018, at long last, the band’s first official album was completed. Guy Lyons, Christopher Peifer, and Jim Balga were ready to bring their collective decades of on-stage pop, punk, and rock and roll performance experience to the stage once again. Gentlemen will raise their fists and bang their heads. Ladies will dance and swoon.  Children will shout with joy. The world shall be right again!