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Troy, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2006

Troy, NY
Established on Jan, 2006
Band Rock Indie




""Flakjacket...kind of the Jane's Addiction of NY..""

...the group has a wildly charismatic front man in Brasi Hyatt, who boasts that rare combination of being a great singer plus writing thoughtful lyrics... - Metal Sludge

"Regional rock band gets huge nod; picked to open for Seattle grungers Candlebox in Lake George Friday Oct. 9"

LAKE GEORGE- Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Candlebox...these bands helped start the grunge movement in 1990s Seattle and changed the course of rock and roll history.

Candlebox formed in 1990. Their self-titled debut album was released in July 1993. It featured some of the band's biggest hit singles, including "Far Behind" and "You", and was certified platinum by the RIAA four times.

On Oct. 9, Troy-based band Flakjacket opens for this undisputed part of rock royalty - by far the biggest show in the band's history.

"This kind of show is literally a career highlight," said Alex 'Brasi' Hyatt. "We've done some pretty big things. Opened for Adrenaline Mob. Played Café Lena. We were played for 3,000 people this year at Troy's Rocking on the River. But this is one of those gigs that no one can ever take away from us. Huge."

Flakjacket has become a "family" band, added Hyatt.

"My sons play bass, and drums, and their best friend plays guitar. This is a special opportunity for us."

It's "like a perfect storm" Hyatt said. "It's going to be packed and one heck of a spectacle."

The show is a special acoustic performance. It will be held 20 minutes from Flakjacket's hometown of Whitehall, in Lake George, at King Neptune's Pub. - Troy Record


2008 Angels and Fireflies
2011 Almost Always Never (Ugly Media)
2014 Platypus (live)
2015 Shatter Patterns



Citing influences ranging from Jack White to Jane’s Addiction, STP, Middle Class Rut, Elton ...John, and Seattle grunge, Flakjacket has a sound that is hard to define because it can change like the weather. 

"We'll always play to what the audience calls for, " says Brasi Hyatt, front man.

Flakjacket has found a comfortable creative place together - and puts on one of the most energetic shows you'll ever see.They have formed a writing process that has spawned the anthemic “Speechless,” the bouncy, rhythmic, seedy jam-band underbelly feel of “Hagfish,” and the grooving, positive and upbeat soul-searcher “The Message.” Their newest EP "Shatter Patterns" was released in April 2015.

Flakjacket has been written about in the LA Daily Times and has been featured on National Public Radio. In early 2014, Metal Sludge online called the band “...kind of the Jane’s Addiction of New York.” High praise for four guys from upstate who aren’t even a metal band.

Other notable accomplishments:
Direct support for Candlebox (Sept 2015) Adrenaline Mob (April 2015).

"Almost Always Never" (2011) was named one of the Top Ten Albums of 2011 by the Schenectady Gazette.

2013 Jammy Award nominee for Best Indie Band and Best Acoustic Band. Won for Best Acoustic Band (Albany, NY area).

NPR 2010 Up North Music Program awardees.

Played Cafe Lena Saratoga NY 2010.

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