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New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

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"STATEN ISLAND, NY--I got a call the other day from "Joe D." drummer for The Mighty Pragmatic"

STATEN ISLAND, NY--I got a call the other day from "Joe D." drummer for The Mighty Pragmatics, a locally-manned band who opens for The New York Dolls at The Starland Ballroom June 20th. Joe wanted to let people know that yes, an all-Staten Island band was opening for our very own David Johansen and company, and to encourage folks to check out the show.
I took a listen to The Mighty Pragmatics' music in the meantime on their MySpace--and they're not half-bad. Besides gaining points for penning a song called "10305," which is The Advance's zip code, they deliver cuts that hold the same kind of hooky, in-your-face rock 'n' roll that The Dolls have come to embody. I'm partial to "I Just Don't Know," a doom and boom rock track about an ill-fated relationship with a searing guitar solo in the middle. - Staten Island Advance





From New York City come The Mighty Pragmatics. In your face, raw rock n’ roll with it’s roots in aggro driven punk rock, this was the original vision that frontman Johnny Eggz had when he set out to record the early demos in his home studio. Once the foundation was laid, he set out to put together a band that could bring this sound to a live audience. Initially calling upon the members of his previous band Mutt, the road to a solid line up was a long and trying one. As the Pragmatics, they made some waves around the New York City club scene and with a few opening slots for National acts including the newly reformed New York Dolls and Twisted Sister. On the downside it always seemed to be one step forward, two steps back for the band. The major factor being the lack of a steady, solid lineup that got what the band was about, and could keep up with the Johnny’s work ethic . Finding himself at another impasse, Eggz , along with the only other longtime member Joe Dematteo on drums, enlisted long time friend Jason Carter to play bass. The two had played in numerous bands together over the years, getting their start in the New York Hardcore scene, and Jason was the only member of Mutt that had not joined up with Eggz when he started the Pragmatics a few years back. Still heavily involved with the hardcore punk scene Jason found himself without a band when his project This Means War ended. The Pragmatics needed a bass player to play some shows that were booked and Jason stepped up and ended up staying with the band full time. The fit was natural and things started to move again until…

The band once again found themselves in need of a new lead guitarist. A chance meeting between Eggz and Joe Amodea at a local bar led to the current lineup. Amodea was looking for something new and different to do and he found it with this band. It seems that all the pieces had fallen into place and the Pragmatics suddenly found themselves to be mightier than ever, hence the name change to The Mighty Pragmatics. Playing local shows, building a following and working on becoming a solid unit, The Mighty Pragmatics were given the opportunity to open for the Dolls once again, this time on their tour with Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears. It was at this show that The Mighty Pragmatics made an impression on Tony Lazzarra, producer for Cherry Bomb Records. Tony approached the band about a possible record deal and they accepted. The recording is close to completion and should be unleashed sometime in January 2010.