Rock it Out, Wag a Tail

Wed. Jul 22, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
21 and Over
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Rock it Out, Wag a Tail

Presented by Rock & Rawhide: Three of New York's hottest (& big hearted) bands come together for a night to ROCK IT OUT for shelter animals at DROM NYC. 

Hosted by Joe Gatto of truTV's Impractical Jokers, all proceeds will help buy toys, treats, food, cat scratching posts, tough chew items, blankets and more for local shelter animals. Rock & Rawhide is super excited to present this awesome event! 

  • Happy Hour 7-8pm

  • Raffles

Doors open at 7pm, show starts 7.20!

21+ age

$15 in advance

$20 at the door

*unfortunately pets cannot attend this event


Hosted by:

Joe Gatto of truTV's Impractical Jokers.

The Tenderloins are the creators, executive producers, writers and stars of truTV’s hit television series, Impractical Jokers.  Currently in its 4th season, which drew in two million viewers for its January 29th season premiere, the Impractical Jokers follows the Tenderloins’ four members - Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano - as they coerce one another into doing public acts of embarrassment while being filmed by hidden cameras.  Season 4 sees the Tenderloins reaching an important TV milestone, as they surpass 100 episodes of Impractical Jokers and counting.    

The Tenderloins are also currently touring nationwide with their “The truTV Impractical Jokers’ ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour,” live show, which is a mix of stand-up, never-before-seen hidden camera videos, stories and insight.  The highly successful tour has sold out theaters nationwide, and in the next year, the Jokers will tour the UK and host their very own cruise ship tour and vacation. 

Natives of Staten Island, New York – Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Brian Quinn met while attending high school, and later formed The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe in 1999.

After years of performing live improv and sketch comedy shows in theatres, clubs and festivals across the country, The Tenderloins crossed over to the web, garnering millions of views for their Internet sketches. They went on to win the $100,000 grand prize of NBC’s “It’s Your Show”, a sketch comedy competition show, hosted by Carson Daly for NBC.  A single-camera, scripted sitcom pilot with Spike TV followed, based on the guys’ real lives.


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Rexford was founded in late 2012. Accomplished pianist and songwriter Floris Boere formed a group with Matthew Hashimoto, Derek Nelson and Eitan Akman. Hashimoto has many notable accomplishments. In addition to him being an exceptional singer, he is an “Amateur Night at the Apollo” Winner, a Semi-Finalist of the “Oprah’s Karaoke Challenge” and a “The Voice - Hollywood” contestant. The three other members are gifted musicians that share a love for songwriting. The group was very successful in writing music together and within six months, Rexford began performing at several venues across New York City. With the help of Rexford’s growing fan base, the band raised over $5,000 to produce their debut EP “Good Lie”, which was released in May 2014 to extremely positive critical reception. Following the release of the album, the trio started performing as the headliner on weekends at popular music venues such as The Bitter End, Pianos and the famous Rockwood Music Hall.

Rexford’s fan base has been growing since, at live shows as well as online. The band’s Twitter page has grown to over 21,000 fans with people tweeting about the band and its music every day. On online music platform Pandora its songs have received over 25,000 plays. Rexford has also become one of the few independent bands that are “Verified by Facebook”, and have reached more than 3,000 loyal fans who have a great social media response. The band’s most recent single release “Back Around”, can easily be called an instant hit with intense popularity on music platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.


Beginning as subway buskers, Queens funk rock band LTrain’s story is a New York story. As featured in The Noise Beneath The Apple, an art book about the city’s street performers, the band began in January 2011 when Crystalla Gonzalez (vocals) and Gabriel Castellar (guitar/vocals) started busking with the song, “On The Train.”

Halting busy side walkers with their dynamic chemistry, original takes on hip-hop, funk and rock, and indisputable romance for the city, the two quickly saw reward for their hustle. With the addition of Tristan Green (drums), the band have performed hundreds of New York shows at high-flying venues, including Knitting Factory, Arlene’s Grocery, and The Studio at Webster Hall. Fusing together influences dear and true to New York, including the Latin beats of Tito Puente, the cool jazz of Miles Davis, and punk rock of The Ramones, the band delivers an exciting sound that perfectly showcases the city’s multiplicity.

Set to debut this fall, Can’t Pay Bills is a concept album depicting the highs and lows of New York City life, from the “Party on Bedford” to “The Rent Is Still to Damn High.” The band is proudly ready to grow and become as indigenous to the city as the Brooklyn Bridge, dollar slices, graffiti and the subway they’re born from.

Slacker, Genius

Slacker, Genius’ hails from all parts Long Island. The members of the band have performed together since they were kids - well, mostly because they are still kids. Mike Montelli ( Guitar, 13), Zach Cohen (Drums,15), Reese Ortenberg (Bass, Vox, 15) and Harold Lichtenstein (Guitar, BVOX 17) have been playing together for two years. They began as a cover band but very quickly began to write prodigious amounts of original material. Drawing from influences across the spectrum of music, they blended their love of progressive rock and grunge into a wholly unique genre they call “Prunge.” With influences like Soundgarden, Rush, Alice and Chains and Porcupine Tree their musical trajectory transcends stereotypical genres. They play extensively around Long Island and New York City.


Rock & Rawhide is a non-profit 501(c)3 which aims to increase adoptions and quality of life for dogs and cats in shelters, by providing distraction therapy and noise/stress reduction through the donations of toys, tough chew items, Kongs, Nylabones, bones, rawhides, blankets and more. If a dog is chewing, it's not barking! If a cat is playing, it’s not meowing! Less noise = less stress. In turn, dogs and cats can pass their evaluations at shelters, and show more of their personality, making them more adoptable.

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Drom 85 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009