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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What's happening through October 4, 2016

The Way Station 
21+ all the time (it is a bar after all)

$5 donation strongly suggested for all events unless otherwise indicated.

8pm- Hamin Reed
Genre: Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Tool

Hamin Reed  [hay min reid] conveys love & hate, dark & light, everything between & everything outside, and what it means to the human psyche. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1984, he has been performing regularly solo or with different musicians from all over the world. Currently based in New York City. 

"An acoustic artist who challenges the notions of wood, strings, and sentiment . . . Just as much a slap in the face of your "folky" values as it is an embrace of humanity song, craft, and experiment." -- Jason Medina (Producer/Promoter, Transient Authority)

"Jeff Andrade's musical project Hamin Reed goes unparalleled in its diversity of sound and talent. His voice is warm and heartbreaking on ballads and he can rock harder than any hardcore musician I've seen. The lyrics are thought provoking and emotionally moving to whimsically entertaining. Hamin Reed crosses a plethora of genres with a facility that does not make their performances seem disjointed. It is to say that whilst traversing through a variety of styles, there exists a continuity that is never lacking. Hamin Reed is an act that defines what more acts in current state should be, talented, creative and entertaining." -- Daniel Ouellette (Performance Artist, Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin)

"Get inside the head and heart of one of the most evoking songwriters I have ever encountered. Genius insight to the world and who we are in it. I've been everywhere from Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to The Bitter End in NYC listening to hundreds of songwriters and none have been quite as prodigious as Jeff. He has inspired and ignited me as both a listener and a producer-songwriter. He has been an exquisite new addition to my ipod as well as an amazing addition to my life as a friend. Check him out. You will not regret it." -- Nicole Berkowitz (Producer-songwriter, The Willow Tree)


9pm- A Valley Son
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Father John Misty and Band of Horses

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.


10pm- Zydeco Revelators
Genre: Zydeco 

Raw accordion Louisiana zydeco delivered by a bunch of city slickers! Bayou flavor + East Coast hustle & bustle! THE REAL DEAL - Inspired by the country zydeco sounds of Boozoo Chavis & Geno Delafose. Honkin' accordion classics and peppy party originals are backed by a powerhouse rhythm section that improvises on a dime. As Featured in The Bergen Record & The Jersey Journal - Fresh off the main stage at Hoboken Art & Music Festival and Rutherford Multicultural Festival!


4pm- Readers of the Lost Arc

8pm- Andi Rae & the Back River Bullies
Genre: Indie Country
For fans of: Madonna

Andi Rae Healy is an Indie-country singer songwriter from whom you can expect a high-energy, dance-inducing performance. Her debut album I Guess I Am a Sinner earned rave reviews for its deep melodicism, lush production, and its brutally honest and painfully heartfelt lyrics. Recently released If You Want to Be My Man is a hard-driving, boot-stomping effort (featuring live-in-the-studio performances by her crack band, the Back River Bullies) with hints of 90s rock and classic country.

"As impressive as indie gets...Healy clearly thinks like a mature artist, weaving images together into a thematic continuity that is ever-present yet subtle." - Barney Quick, IndieMusic.com

There is a dare in this music...Yes sir, this is one dangerous woman." - Mike Parker, BuddyHollywood.com


10pm- Orange Burn
Genre: Funk
For fans of: The Isley Brothers, Orgone, Parliament-Funkadelic, Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, Chic, Tommy Bolin, Snarky Puppy

Orange Burn has a grand vision to make the most interesting funk music the world has ever heard. We play funk music and put jazz influence, prog influence and rock influence into that. We write catchy music that has groove, soul and sophistication. We’re a seven piece and our music features all of the members' talents.



4pm- Moving Pictures: Anniversary movies 1976
This month, we look at movies released in anniversary years. I have to say, '76 wasn't a fantastic year (shut up, film snobs!) However, I happen to love the two movies we're showing this week. We start with Logan's Run, where if you born before last week's anniversary, you'd be hunted down and killed. Now doesn't that make you feel old? :) Our final movie of this theme is The Omen. Forget 6-6-06, join us for the '76 original. This movie was so good, I watched the sequels and liked them too! Come celebrate "the beginning of the end." 

10pm - Nerdeoke!  Hosted by Joe Rude of the Kings of Karaoke!

8pm- Wax-Stories on Vinyl

8pm- Vienna D’Amato Hall
Genre: Alternative Rock/Acoustic
For fans of: PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, Laura Marling, Leonard Cohen

Vienna D’Amato Hall is an American/Canadian/European singer-songwriter. She began her musical career in New York City where she self-released her debut album, “It’s What the Dog Saw” (2015).  Vienna incorporates electric elements into her sound, resulting in bold and lyrical story telling.  Her new album will be showcased at The Way Station(!), a pre-cursor to the June 1 release!

“Like Leonard Cohen, and with a depth that places her in the same realm, Vienna D’Amato Hall makes continual allusion to the ancient spiritual traditions.”

“Given D’Amato’s recent entry into songwriting, this is a subliminal and enchanting first album, one that shows only the tip of the iceberg of a gifted and blessed artist.”


9pm- Baloonatic
Genre:  Rock and Soul
For fans of: Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Grateful Dead, Bill Withers, Ray LaMontaigne, Janis Joplin

Rock and Roll remains free, even as the world willingly shackles itself to more and more bullshit.  Baloonatic brings the dance of love and freedom straight to your heart, like a cannonball.

“Tucker is bloody good at almost anything he touches. There are a lot of post-genre acts out there who say that no style or sound is off the table, but few make the transitions in between as well as Elijah Tucker.  ”Saturn” is [like] a good party: running with a life of its own but never quite out of control.” - Wildy Haskel, Wildy’s World

“You’ll find yourself immersed in Elijah’s songs to the point where you’ll mentally play them as the background music to your very own life story.” - Siobhan Chapman, www.indiemunity.com


10pm- The Healing
Genre: Soul, Hip Hop

For fans of: Jimi Hendrix, The Roots, Radiohead, Miles Davis, Kendrick Lamar, Gentai Kaijo 

Music is The Healing.  The Healing will be a jam session of sorts where artists (poets, musicians, songwriters) can come together to create freely, without worrying about confines of what music should be.  The house band, the Travelers (www.thetravelers.nyc) will be welcoming musicians to create with us, onstage, in communion.   

“The entire sound straddles the fence between rock-soul, fusion jazz, and indie rock” - Shaine Freeman, The Miews


8pm- Cat Pedini
Genre: Nerd Rock
For fans of: Amanda Palmer, David Bowie, The Monkees, Johnny Karate

Cat Pedini is an actor, a musician, a cosplayer, and a general nuisance. She and her ukulele have charmed the collective socks off of LI Who and LI Geek (as the house band, no less), ReGeneration Who, Wicked Faire, and The Way Station. You can find her on YouTube and Instagram as deadlightsgirl.

“Cat kicks more ass than an ass-kicking machine on Ass-Kicking Day in Ass Town.” - Dr. Andy Lange, Circuit Six


9pm- Divining Rod
 Genre: Folk
For fans of: Pentangle, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Stephen Stills, Manassas, Bert Jansch

A veteran of the New York and Baltimore music scenes, Miyuki Furtado branches out musically with his latest work as psych-folk explorer, Divining Rod. The band creates dense sonic collages of frenzied drums & explosive guitar. Songs steeped in 60's British Folk & 70s US folk rock are fused with psych drones resulting in a heady mix of melodic songwriting and left turn experimental arrangements.

"OK, it’s honesty time. Though we can mostly all agree that NYC, with the emergence of Brooklyn DIYs and the ability of the internet to stream albums to LA A&Rs faster than you can say Best New Music®©™, has once again become America’s preeminent music mating pit, the city’s folk scene has remained comparatively infantile (not so much in quality as development). Gotham gig vet Miyuki Furtado’s newest project, Divining Rod, however, is exactly the kind of band that could kickstart an urban folk movement in the already flannelled and bearded bastions of Brooklyn." - My Social List


10pm- Talay 
Genre: Power Pop, Indie-Rock
For fans of: Weezer, Blink 182, Fountains of Wayne, The Front Bottoms

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Megan Talay plays punchy power-pop that draws comparisons to 90's favorites like No Doubt, Blink 182, and Third Eye Blind. Her songs engage audiences with lyrics that are equally cleaver, emotionally vulnerable, and even biting at times. Talay has also won praise for her lead guitar work, stretching out into wah-inflected, blues-influenced solos over the band’s tight rhythm section. 

“Memorable melody lines, tight harmonies, and passionate, powerful vocals” - Bruce Figler, 107.1 The Peak

“From the fantastic guitar to the detailed and thought provoking lyrics…this is a release that stands out from a lot of things I've listened to this year.” - Backseat Mafia


11pm- Runson Willis III
Genre: Experimental Blues, World
For fans of: Sounds for the soul

Music is the sound. Runson is a multifaceted embodiment of poetry in motion. With an ambient mix of blues, rock bassa and world music styles, hoping always to be a  vessel  of sounds for the soul. Runson strives to make art that touches the spirit with the grace of creation and inspiration. He makes music for the people. 


7pm- Astronomy On Tap

10pm- Double Down
Genre: Swing/Rock/Pop
For fans of: Frank Sinatra, Brian Setzer, Michael Buble, Chicago

Rat Pack style swing with a high energy, modern edge. Imagine the good old days of popular music with a modern twist! From Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin to classic pop/rock hits from the 80′s and 90′s and today, Double Down swings the hell out of everything. Take a look and discover New York City’s best kept secret that is poised to take over!

"This band has a tight sound and keeps the audience on their feet. I booked them for a dance event, and not only did the guests talk about them for weeks afterwards, they requested that we hire them for nearly every upcoming event." - Stacee Mandeville, featured dancer of Mad Hot Ballroom

"Double Down performs with an infectious energy, you can't help but tap your feet. We booked them for several gigs, and they never fail to make our events a smashing success." - Tommy Sunshine, NY impessario


8pm- Eliza and the Organix
Genre: Gritty Jazz Rock
For fans of: Cake, Morphine, Beck, The Dresden Dolls

Eliza and the Organix is an experimental Brooklyn-based rock group centered around the songwriting of vocalist and guitarist Eliza Waldman. E&O deals in deep grooves, quirky humor, and high octane playing, drawing from a broad sonic canvas that remains focused in storytelling and soulful sound.

"...A deliciously dark and exuberantly hook-filled sound..."-Peter Hay - Twin Vision
“Led by singer-songwriter/guitarist Eliza Waldman, the group [Eliza and the Organix] integrates madness and irony, providing on off-beat, crazy, and intense vibe that is also fun and inspiring.”- Andrew McDonald - Living Free NYC

“The music showcases a powerful vocal dripping with charisma – Eliza's chief instrument, attracting a serious suite of talented jazz musicians...Whether Eliza continues to find her fun lyrically, or instead opts to marshal that idiosyncrasy through complex song construction a la “freak folk” standout Tune-Yards..., E&O will remain a band to watch.”- Jim Pembry - NYC Indie Music Live

"...Excellent..." -Tom Robinson, Fresh On The Net
"Harkens back to the old No-Wave Movement of the late 70s, early 1980s." - Mike Taylor, Amazing Radio


9pm- A Valley Son
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Father John Misty and Band of Horses

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.

10pm- SweetPro
Genre: Jazz
For fans of: Jazz Messengers, Charles Mingus, Thelonius Monk

An eclectic and fun mix of jazz and blues from the musicians who make the music for Louis CK’s television series Louie on FX. Based in Brooklyn, NY, SweetPro is a group of musicians and friends who compose, record, and perform original music for film and television.

“...one of the best, coolest, hippest, most original soundtracks on TV.” - The Times Picayune

“...as much as Louis CK’s comedy tickles the senses, so does the show’s music, which ranges from jazz to bebop to rock and classical inspired compositions…” - The Hollywood Reporter


8pm- Kingdom Jasmine
Genre: Folk, Americana
For fans of: Wilco, Ryan Adams, The Punch Brothers

Kingdom Jasmine is an American folk band consisting of Josh Turner, Carson McKee, and Bob Barrick. The group's music is inspired by a wide range of styles including traditional folk, classic rock n' roll, country, and jazz. Kingdom Jasmine's debut record follows years of combined success on Turner's acclaimed YouTube channel. The trio is currently based out of Brooklyn, New York.


9pm- The Institute of Flyer Learning
Genre: Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul, Electronic
For fans of: Little Dragon, Janelle Monae, Theophilus London, Outkast, The Flaming Lips

The Institute of Flyer Learning is a Brooklyn based hip-hop/neo-soul band composed of a singer, a rapper, and a rhythm section.  Human vocals mesh with electronic beats, pulsing bass lines, and guitar arpeggios pouring out like sunshine.  Flyer Learning performs original songs drawing upon eclectic influences ranging from old school hip-hop and electronic music to art-rock and funk.  For good measure, they also perform some retro-future/re-mixed covers of classic hip-hop/soul songs, paying homage to the grand masters that came before, rocked the mic, dropped the mic, and inspired them to get up and write.


10pm- Ben Clark & the Long Shadows
Genre: Acoustic, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Blues
For fans of: Dave Matthews Band, Punch Brothers, Jeff Buckley, Ra Ra Riot, Martin Sexton

Ben Clark hails from Floyds Knobs, Indiana and leads the Long Shadows, a set of freelance musicians collaborating in his compositions. The lineup will include Ben Clark on guitar/vocal, Nick Rapley on drums, Joe Young on guitar, and Sean Muzzi on bass.

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8pm- Gustaf Axel
Genre: Singer songwriter
For fans of: Troubadours


9pm- Lijie
Genre: Folk, Rock, Soul, Pop

A mix of dirty Pop, Rock and Soul, Lijie’s music is a blend of smooth soulful vocals, electric guitar, and melodic pop hooks.

“(The Music Maker is an) …easy-listening, ambitious effort that demonstrates both here impressive vocal range and disciplined focus on her own ideas…” – Seattle Weekly

“She is a devoted, passionate and extremely talented singer/songwriter and musician…” - 
FOX 25/MyFoxBoston.com


10pm- Rashmi Singh
Genre: Singer Songwriter
For fans of: Natalie Merchant, Patty Griffin, Kate Bush

Poetic, witty lyrics, and catchy melodies reflecting her Texas upbringing, Indian roots and global appeal. Her melodic country rock sound is unique, with her varied & diverse influences, and sound great acoustic or with a band.  With a strong and graceful presence on stage, she connects effortlessly with the audience and ensures an evening of great music for a true music lover.  Her CD of all original songs called PUZZLE was recently released. 

"Her voice carries in that effortless way that fans of Sade, Mary Black, and the more recent Kate Bush would really enjoy." - Parrish Highley, Music Producer, Los Angles Music

"Rashmi’s clear, expressive vocals deliver her heartfelt message from start to finish through each excellent original composition. Her skillful crafting of lyrics and melodies give us some real insight into this artist’s unique vision."  - STUDIO Magazine Journal of Folk & International Music 


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