Booking Inquiries: Erik Unkrich and Michi Turk 631.481.5383
Press Inquiries: Scott Fugger 

Photo: Luna Photography/Angelica Pasquali

Photo: Luna Photography/Angelica Pasquali

MUSIC & PRESS

Long Island’s Megaweapon takes in sounds similar to Cayetana, Slingshot Dakota and No Doubt.
— Modern-Vinyl.com
Megaweapon is creating awareness within the community for women and feminist message within the scene.
— Babetalk.tv
If you haven’t seen them yet, you need to!
— The Warp Factor Radio
 
 
When I first came across Megaweapon, it was the word “keytar” that made me sit right on up and pay attention. Its awesomeness is utilised best in ‘The United Shakes of America
— Angry Young Feminist
 
Behind Glass Walls is a testament to the perseverance and unity of the oppressed in the face of injustice, and the band hopes to carry that message along with them because the fight is truly far from over.
— The Alternative
There are slices of things that are liable to catch the ear of many different people for many different reasons – musical, stylistic, or not – but the band manages to huddle everything together in a seamless way
— Throw the Dice and Play Nice
Michelle Turk is the enigmatic lead singer and keytarist of Long Island’s tour de force, Megaweapon. The hardworking vocalist eminates positivity in her web presence as well as her scene.
— Safer Scene

biography

Megaweapon is a RIOT pop band that flirts with a punk sound the only way keytar wielding geeks could.  Singer-songwriters Andrew Stieglitz and Michelle Turk formed the band on Long Island NY in 2014- writing songs that were influenced by lyrics with a punk attitude but instrumentally by pop and rock melodies. Joined by drummer Michael McCarthy and bassist and vocalist Erik Unkrich, the band is as heated as it is upbeat- where NYC attitude meets suburban camaraderie. With a liberating live performance, the crowd makes memories while singing along to rock music with a nostalgic feeling.


Following a year of working to capture their live energy in the studio with producer/engineer, Nicholas Starrantino, Megaweapon. independently released Behind Glass Walls EP on February 10. With the release of the EP, the quartet will be brought the fun to New Jersey, upper New York, and to their friends and family at home at Long Island’s only festival dedicated to women in music and arts Galentines Fest Long Island.

The band vowed to make a record set to release live on the air at Stony Brook University in February 2016 for Galentines Day, a day before Valentine’s Day that you spend with your girlfriends as originated on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. The event will be featured all bands with at least one female musician as well as many artists who are women. As Galentine's Day was inspired by fictional government worker Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope on the series, singer-songwriter was inspired to take charge as a woman hoping to make her voice and the voices of her friends heard as loudly as the men from the Long Island punk and hardcore scene as those who inspired her to lift her voice to sing, to write songs, and play an instrument. "Long Island and NYC are home to many of the most amazing women artists of all time- from Regina Spektor to Deborah Harry, from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Carole King, and from Lady Gaga to Patti Smith. No woman should ever be pushed aside in music or made to feel unsafe at concerts, especially not in this place where women have made history." “Megaweapon is creating awareness within the community for women and a feminist message within the scene,” says Babetalk founder and activist, Oli Pleydle. Megaweapon. wishes for all who attend their shows to leave their troubles at the door and feel welcomed to just relax. The band is proud to be working alongside local promoter and scene veteran Maxwell Peters of Planet of Sound to be celebrating women in music and arts the release of their EP.

This EP brings in familiar songs from their demo EP The Shakes and Other Demos including the timeless fan favorite love song “United Shakes of America,” the anthemic fight song “I Won’t Die,” and sassy ska punk “Strictly 80’s Joel” along with three new tracks. “Eyelids,” “We’re Legally Not Allowed to Talk About It,” and “Behind Glass Walls” feature all three vocalists, Stieglitz, Turk, and Unkrich with their tongue-in-cheek vocal call out that evokes nostalgia for the sort of bands the quartet grew up listening to, such as No Doubt, Weezer, and Green Day while the synth,  funk rhythms, and blues stylings are likeable by fans of New York's own The Strokes and Grouplove.

Some of the band’s more notable experiences over the past year includes opening for national acts: Creed Bratton from NBC's The Office, I Fight Dragons, Candy Hearts, Metro Station, Palaye Royale, Michale Graves (of the Misfits) as well as performing at Newark Comic Con.



The band is booking acoustic and electric sets and parties, weddings and festivals
for Spring into Summer 2017. contact Michi Turk

For interviews or to review Behind Glass Walls contact Scott Fugger


TOUR DATES


photos by Dan Wright

O'Briens, Coram
Hollis Woods Community Church NYC
Leftfields NYC
Soul Sounds Records, Sayville
89 North, Patchogue
Mr Beery's
bellmore American Legion Hall
Alex K's backyard
blackthorn51
The parking lot at Freeport Baptist Church
Amityville Music Hall
Long Island Indie Rock and Pop Festival
Black Bear Bar Brooklyn
Studio at Webster Hall
The Nutty Irishman Farmingdale
Shakers Pub
The Velvet Lounge
Evolution Soundstage
Newark Comic Con
The Space CT
Revolution Music Hall
Portside Bar and Grill
East Islip Lanes
Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse
Prattsville Arts Residency
LIU POST LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY
NICK'S BaSEMENT

 

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