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STARK
STARK

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Female, 43 years old
New York
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Favorite Bands: New Professionals, Bantam, I.C.U., Statues of Liberty, The Rabbits, She Wolves, Grande, The Compulsions, Sons of Moon, Sousalves, The Foxes, Action City Blackout

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MohawkRadio URL:http://www.mohawkradio.com/STARKnyc
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Biography "STARK rises far above any female fronted punk rock band we've heard because Ford and company push the paper-cutting envelope so far that your tongue bleeds with the pleasure of honest raw rock and roll. The result is exaltation in the effort. So refreshing."--earbuzz.com

STARK is a New York City rock trio with old school roots and original tunes! They make purgatory fun by sleazing up the NYC rock scene embracing their bad luck and traumatizing people everywhere they go! The party band…with feelings. STARK calls it Punk-try!

Lani Ford--Lead vocals, bass, main songwriter of STARK 3 time ASCAP Plus Songwriter Award winner. Slinging poetic hillbilly angst dipped in sleazy underground NYC rock.

Sweet Rob Endemann--drums and backing vocals The powerhouse drummer with the big smile!

Sonic Joe Hogan--guitar/engineer/co-producer Dude! Whoa!

Lani Ford (of Fox 5 traffic reporter and WPLJ DJ notoriety…and yes, that's the girl you met at the bar—maybe behind it or leaning on it) is one of those girls who guys want to take home after the gig, but they're afraid she'll write a song about them. She doesn't mind perpetuating that. She also loves to give the other girls in the room a platform to let their wild sides reign free. That alone makes STARK compelling to watch. What makes them a great f-ing band is that the songs are songs, the guitar rocks and the lyrics are more than interesting. Lani laughs, cries, hollers, wiggles, writhes, smokes, drinks, passes out sweets, all the while rocking her P-Bass and singing her ass off. Then, you've got the Hogan wailing on his Les Paul, with his wild hair flowing and his crazy-man dance/jump/wail combo. He supports Lani, antagonizes her, leads her deeper into her frenzy while playing kick-ass guitar leads that make your jaw drop. In the meantime, Sweet Rob Endemann is rocking out the drums with a big smile and a solid stare, like he just might barrel over the drum set and start dancing or beating on the heads of the sweaty, sexed-up, drunken, stoned audience. Well, yes, there was the topless incident at Piano's, the smoking fiasco at Grand Central Bar, beer poured on body at Lucky Cheng's, the Boston brawl at 169 Bar and the shattered bottle as Pyramid, but all in all STARK's rowdiness is nothing compared to the in-your-face rock and roll the band pours out of it's soul at every show for every audience member every time! The sparse arrangements and honest lyrics will make you laugh, cry, dance, drink and get nasty. Influenced by blues, country, punk and metal, STARK can't be labeled as easily as most, but they play straight-up rock and roll, mostly described as Pretenders meets Patti Smith…or if X and The Stooges had babies. More modern references include The Kills, The Distillers, Courtney Love and The Breeders.

Not of woman borne, STARK blasted onto the NYC scene in 2003, Before that, Lani Ford (lead vocalist, bassist and songwriter of STARK), with original members Dylan Grewen and Greg Schiff, spent a year and a half kicking around together at open mics and playing together in a couple of other bands. In 2004, the band recorded its debut CD "The Curse", instantly making fans out of big players in the NYC rock and roll scene and beyond from Patti Rothberg to Handsome Dick Manitoba with the music they call Punk-try. STARK then played the NYC club scene for 5 years with various line-ups but Lani always out front, busting up the norm and lifting hearts everywhere with her dirty, intelligent, harsh, honest, and funny lyrics and huge voice.

With a growing support base, international press and airplay, and sheer determination, Lani has teamed up with Sonic Joe Hogan and Sweet Rob Endemann to start kicking some ass world-wide.

STARK just released their sophomore record "Put It To Your Head" in January 2008. The Hogan engineered/co-produced and Josette played guitar. Lani and Rob are the rhythm section with backing vocal help from Rob and Pam the Metal Queen Grande. "Put It To Your Head" is harder, more punked out, and has fun, dark, groove-based songs that will blow your dress up!

DISCOGRAPHY:

"Put It To Your Head", Release January 26, 2008 Tracks with airplay: 18 Again, OH NO!, R-D-R, Disturbed, Nothing's Wrong, I Pay, Co-Dependent

"The Curse" LP, released May 15, 2004 Tracks with airplay: Cryin' In The Mornin', Somewhere, White Trash Rock & Roll Diva, Summer Girl, Look at Me, Beautiful Mistake, Slut, The One

"The Morgue The Merrier", LP, Poptown Records (2005) Compilation CD of New York City Bands--featuring STARK’s song "Slut"

"Live at CMJ", EP, limited release 2005

"Lani Ford Acoustic Live", EP, limited release 2006

FILM:

STARK's song "Cryin' in the Mornin'" has been released in the independent feature film "Fillbilly"(2007) Lani Ford co-wrote a song featured in the horror film "Zombie Cult Massacre" (1998)

TV:

WNYW, Fox 5-TV (New York City) Kitchen Nightmares/FOX (Josette) Manny In Manhattan (NYC, MNN Ch. 57) Be Yourself As Well As Art (MNN, NYC) Mark After Dark (NY) Mango TV (NY) Vidocity (NY) Indigo TV (NY) ILR (Australia)

RADIO:

Total Rock FM (London, UK) Sirius Radio (Chicks and Broads with Genya Ravan on Underground Garage) Sirius Radio (Jim Breuer show on Raw Dog) Sirius Radio (Goldie's Garage with Genya Ravan on Underground Garage) WBAB's Homegrown show with Fingers (Long Island, NY) The Drop Zone/KTWL-FM (Houston, Texas) WGBB (Long Island, NY) ISON LIVE RADIO (ILR), Australia WXPK (Westchester, NY) WDTS in Georgetown, DE (CMJ/Top 30) WRPI in Troy, NY (CMJ/Loud Rock report) College/non-commercial radio: Cuts from "The Curse" can be heard on over 50 stations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia

**STARK has also been receiving college radio airplay on:

WHRB in Cambridge, MA WFWM in Frostburg, MD WUNH in Durham, NH WDCR in Hanover, NH WCDB in Albany, NY WITR in Rochester, NY CHRW in London, Ontario WKDU in Philadelphia, PA WUSR in Scranton, PA WMSS in Middletown, PA WRKC in Wilkes-Barre, PA WCHL in Wilkes-Barre, PA; CKUT in Montreal, Quebec WRIU in Kingston, RI WDTS in Georgetown, DE (reported CMJ/Top 30) WVUD in Newark, DE WMHB in Waterville, ME WMPG in Portland, ME WNTI in Hackettstown, NJ WARY in Valhalla, NY WNYU in New York City WSIA in Staten Island, NYC WUSB in Stony Brook, NY CKCU in Ottowa WESU in Middletown, CT WPKN in Bridgeport, CT WXAC in Reading, PA WWUH in West Hartford, CT WMFO in Boston, MA WTCC in Springfield, MA WKDT in West Point, NY WRPI in Troy, NY (reported to CMJ/Loud Rock report) WRUV in Burlington, VT WHUS in Storrs, CT WMUA in Amherst, MA WSMU in Dartmouth, MA WERU in E. Orland, ME WRUR in Rochester, NY WFSE in Edinboro, PA WXVU in Villanova, PA WECS in Willmantic, CT WRSU in New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers) CIUT in Toronto, Ontario WKPS in University Park, PA CIBL in Montreal, Quebec***

INTERNET:

Bolt.FM The Big Red One Next Big Hit Street Blast The Drop Zone (KTWL.com) Zing! Flip! Squash! (Waterplanet Radio) Indie Limelight Show (Indie Artist Radio) www.wnyu.org Crystal Blue Radio Local Music Now Radio Podrama (DJ Burnout) 'nette radio (Dallas) Roots Rock Radio Radio X Radio Gets Wild (UK) Music-Islands (Japan) Wild West Rocks Radio

AWARDS:

ASCAP Songwriting Award 2007 (Lani Ford) ASCAP Songwriting Award 2006 (Lani Ford) ASCAP Songwriting Award 2005 (Lani Ford) Featured Artist on Nextcat.com, April 2008 Featured Artist on Feast of Noise.com, March 2008 Top 25 Rock Artist on Overplay.co.uk (UK, March/April 2008) Top 30 Pop Punk Artist on My Music Stream.com (2007/2008) Top 10 Artist on Ourstage (2007) Top 100 Artist on Ourstage (2007/2008) Featured on The Musician's Auction Open House Blog (April 2008) Featured Artist on Treblenation.com 2007 CMJ/Loud Rock report 2004 CMJ/Top 30 2004

PRESS:

Sound-check Magazine (UK, March/April 2008) Bubblegum Slutzine (UK, March 2008) The New York Daily News (page 3 feature) The Big Takeover Magazine (2007/2008) The New York Waste Magazine The New York Post The Deli (NY) Wildy's World Blog Halifax Courier (UK) Time Out London Punk Globe Magazine (UK, March 2008) Village Voice (NY) More Sugar (NY) San Antonio Express-News (TX) WNYW, Fox 5-TV, New York WGBB, Long Island WPLJ-FM, New York Go Girls Music Website Swiss Records Website Bassgirls Website WXPK-FM, Westchester New York Sugarzine Black Angel Promotions Horrorwood Babbleon Website

STARK’s CD "The Curse" is available at:

CDBaby.com Apple itunes Rhapsody Virgin Megastore Subterranean Records and Cds Bleecker Bob's NYC Hardcore Tattoos Bathtubmusic.com WomanRock.com iSound Bitmunk

Put It To Your Head CD available for download on Digstation and itunes and actual CD's are available at CDBaby.com.

NEW YORK CITY CLUBS (selected few):

CGBG’s Cutting Room Don Hill’s Arlene’s Grocery Continental Club Midway Meow Mix Otto’s Shrunken Head Knitting Factory Kenny’s Castaways Pianos Snitch North Six Trash

LONDON CLUBS:

Dublin Castle Hope and Anchor Dirty Water Club The Dry Bar

TOURS:

UK Amsterdam, Netherlands Pennsylvania Upstate New York Maine Texas New Jersey Long Island

SHOWCASES:

LAMN, NY Make Music New York CMJ 2005 Battle of the GoGirls 2006 Girls Rock and Girls Rule 2006 GoGirls Invasion of SXSW 2007 Go Girls Music Fest 2007

CHARITIES:

Habitat For Humanity Women Build SuffolK County Red Cross World Society for the Protection of Animals Caring Bridge (Go Girls Fest 2006) The Kids Rock Hep-C Awareness Blank-Fest X 2006 and XI 2007 Porn4Peace Darfur Benefit 2007 Princeton Hospital June Fete Benefit 2007 Mighty Mutts (Go Girls Fest 2007)

ASCAP (Kicking and Screaming Music) SAG/AFTRA (Lani Ford)

www.starknyc.com

© 2008 STARK

Instrumentation Lani Ford--vocals, bass, main songwriter of STARK Always a native Texan, but a classic New Yorker.

Sweet Rob Endemann--drums The powerhouse drummer with the big smile!

Sonic Joe Hogan--Engineer, co-producer, touring guitar player

Discography "Put It To Your Head", Release January 26, 2008 Tracks with airplay: 18 Again, OH NO!, R-D-R, Disturbed, Nothing's Wrong, I Pay, Co-Dependent

"The Curse" LP, released May 15, 2004 Tracks with airplay: Cryin' In The Mornin', Somewhere, White Trash Rock & Roll Diva, Summer Girl, Look at Me, Beautiful Mistake, Slut, The One

"The Morgue The Merrier", LP, Poptown Records (2005) Compilation CD of New York City Bands--featuring STARK’s song "Slut"

"Live at CMJ", EP, limited release 2005

"Lani Ford Acoustic Live", EP, limited release 2006

May 2004 New York Waste magazine: Starr Tucker: STARK featuring Lani Ford has style. Lani has a wonderful deep, sexy voice. This is a knock out CD. Rich and heartfelt that reflects her cool Texas heritage. You can hear a wonderful twang in the painful lyrics. The Curse brings it all home. A definite must in any sound station.

Links http://www.myspace.com/stark

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THE PAIN (uk)
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Posted: Tuesday June 15, 2010 11:00

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Posted: Tuesday February 10, 2009 02:41

Hey, how are you doing?
Thanx a lot for the support, we really appreciate it.
Live for freedom, live for music, no gods, and no masters!
Let's keep Punk Rock underground and independent away from big money investors that drain art by its source. Thank you for supporting your local scene and MohawkRadio.com!

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Posted: Sunday December 07, 2008 01:53



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