New York concert promoter Rocks Off has confirmed the initial lineup for its 10th annual spring and summer concert cruises. The three-hour boat ride around New York promises: “Bands, booze, bridges and great times. A totally unique setting for a night you’ll never forget, the Rocks Off Concert Cruises harken back to the pre-Bloomberg/Giuliani era of booze and smoke fueled rock and roll extravaganzas.” The series will kick off the weekend of April 8. Of particular note is a Silent Soundclash cruise featuring DJ Motion Potion and DJ SmallChange. Similar to the silent disco events at Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise and other festivals, Silent Soundclash allows fans to experience live DJs though wireless headphones.

Other highlights aboard Rocks Off ships like The Jewel, the Half Moon, the Temptress and the The Paddlewheel Queen include Brothers Past, RANA, Vertical Horizon, the Electric Six, the Pietasters, Eric Krasno 7 Chapter 2, Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste and The Machine. Rocks Off will also present cruises to both of Dave Matthews Band’s shows at Queens, NY’s Citi Field.

Rocks Off Cruise Calendar

April 8—Nashville Pussy, Green Jelly and Psychostick (The Jewel)
April 10—Silent Soundclash featuring DJ Motion Potion and DJ SmallChange (The Paddlewheel Queen)
April 17—The 5th Annual 420 Celebration Cannabis Cup Band (The Temptress)
April 23—Ryan Cabrera, Dion Roy (The Jewel)
April 24—Dam-Funk (The Temptress)
April 27—Arlene’s World Famous Karaoke Band!(The Jewel)
April 30—The Wee Trio (The Jewel)
May 1—DJ Vadim (The Half Moon)
May 1—Sounds of Seattle (The Half Moon)
May 7—All Lather, The Death Set, DJ Maxwell 57
May 11—The Expendables, Big B, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds (The Temptress)
May 15—The Business, The Hollowpoints (The Jewel)
May 20—KASHMIR – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Show (The Temptress)
May 20—New .45 – A Tribute to Sublime (The Half Moon)
May 22—ZO2, Charm City Devils, Sweet Cyanide (The Half Moon)
May 24—Drop The Lime, Krazy Baldhead, VHS or BETA Dee Jays (Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard The Jewel)
June 3—The Giraffes (The Half Moon)
June 5—Playboys of the Western World (The Jewel)
June 7—Adam Hertz & The Interns, Mamarazzi (The Half Moon)
June 14—RANA (The Half Moon)
June 16—Flosstradamus (The Temptress)
June 19—T.H.O.R Tomato’s House of Rock (The Jewel)
June 19—The B Street Band – A Tribute to The Boss
(The Jewel)
June 19—The Machine (The Temptress)
June 25—Brothers Past (The Temptress)
June 30—The Upper Crust (The Half Moon)
July 2—Mr. Scuff (The Temptress)
July 8—Antigone Rising (The Half Moon)
July 12—Vertical Horizon (The Temptress)
July 15—Eric Krasno & Chapter 2 (The Temptress)
July 15—Electric Six (The Jewel)
July 16—BuzzUniverse, DJ Rockin Rodney Speed (The Half Moon)
July 16—Pre Party Cruise to the Dave Matthews Band Show at Citi Field
July 16—Hollis Brown (The Half Moon)
July 17—Pre Party Cruise to the Dave Matthews Band Show at Citi Field
July 22—Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste (The Half Moon)
July 24—40 Oz To Freedom (The Jewel)
July 30—The Pietasters (The Temptress)
August 4—The Thang (The Half Moon)
August 5—SCHISM – Tribute to TOOL (The Half Moon)
August 9—Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Hey Guy (The Half Moon)
August 12—Murphy’s Law (The Jewel)
August 20—Bonerama (The Jewel)
August 21—The Indobox (The Jewel)
August 21—Urban Sun (The Jewel)
September 24—SCHISM – Tribute to TOOL (The Half Moon)