Thursday, May 21, 2015

Events Through June 26


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


All events are a strongly suggested $5 donation unless indicated otherwise.

 
THURSDAY 5/21
8pm- Carte Blanche
Genre: Jazz and world music
For fans of: Edith Piaf, Buena Vista social Club, Ella Fitzgerald, Pink Martini, Madeleine Peyroux

NYC based 6-piece jazz ensemble Carte Blanche breathes new life into jazz classics from around the world. Effortlessly transitioning from 20's and 30's American Jazz standards to 40's Parisian swing, bossa nova, Cumbia, Russian, Yiddish and Italian selections, the band's dynamic and engaging act is a time capsule filled with vintage international music gems-many of them, rarely heard live. The group also incorporates original compositions, offering a modern twist on the tried and true styles of the 20's, 30's and 40's.

"Perfectly Vintage Jazz ensembleCarte Blanche matches it's jazzy chops with just right silk and sequins." -Time Out New York

"Carte Blanche lays down clean lively 20's and 30's Jazz with frequent foray into international territory. Edith Piaf and Latin American tunes from the same era pop up often on it's setlist."-NY Magazine

website: www.carteblanchejazzband.com
instagram:@carteblancheband
Facebook: www.facebook.com/carteblanchejazzband


9pm- Mar Salá
Genre: Flamenco-pop
For fans of: Rosario, Bebe, La Mala Rodriguez

Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a self taught musician from Seville, Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish pop, with swing and Rock.

"Mar Salá is pure energy, like a volcano in control" Jose Miguel López. Radio 3.RNE

www.marsalaband.com
www.facebook.com/marsalaband1
www.reikiwilliamsburg.com


10pm- The Waysties
Genre: Scotch-soaked Celtish folk-rock
For fans of: The Decemberists, Battlefield Band, Great Big Sea, Flogging Molly

We are what happens when a group of Way Station regulars realize that we all like drinking. And music. And attention. Our music is a mix of traditional folk, unconventional covers, and irreverence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an8-GEifees&index=2&list=PLtOEX_jsUdi9vxNpvDXxuCV6w89VsEPl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulUSaTw-Ul8&index=5&list=PLtOEX_jsUdi9vxNpvDXxuCV6w89VsEPl


11pm- MONECO
Genre: New York Cumbiadelic
For fans of: Chicha Libre, Destellos, Juaneco y su Combo

MONECO is a band with a driving force and a new voice in the New York City music scene. They mix the edgy sound of one of the most musically diverse cities in the world with the traditional psychedelic cumbia sound of South America. When you hear it you will have no doubt as to why MONECO is referred to as “New York Cumbiadelic.”


“Moneco nailed the alternately spiky and spacy licks that make this stuff (Cumbia) so much fun…)

www.moneconyc.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/moneco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjstCyb9W_s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KWE6sp-HA8
 

FRIDAY 5/22
8pm- Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Genre: Carnatic Jazz
For fans of: Ravi Shankar, Shakti, Cross-over Jazz

The Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) performs Jazz Carnatica. Rooted in the style of the virtuoso violinist Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Arun brings a fresh approach to the age-old South Indian classical repertoire. The trio’s collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta & and bassist Perry Wortman. The Carnatic canon is remixed in this seamless integration of styles as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy. Arun’s original compositions pay homage to Carnatic rhythmic structures and rich tonalities while expanding the music with a modern jazz backbeat.

 “…a beautiful, exotic, ear-opening listening experience.” (All About Jazz)

“…..a captivating and inspirational listening experience, worthy of the highest recommendation for multicultural music collections.” (Midwest Book Review)

“Ramamurthy joins the successful few who have melded jazz and traditional Indian music” (RootsWorld)

www.arunramamurthy.com
https://soundcloud.com/arunnj25/conception 


9pm- Christine Sweeney and the Dirty Stayouts
Genre: bluesy indie pop
For fans of: Grace Potter, KT Tunstall

Christine Sweeney deftly handles poppy and playful without sacrificing genuine emotion. Her sultry sweet bluesy pop sound has been compared to Sara Barielles, KT Tunstall, and Norah Jones. Performing live for over a decade solo acoustic, she now has a band behind her and is looking forward to their next recording project. Christine's latest release, "Live at the Bitter End," is a 5 song EP featuring Christine and Dave Ferro (keys in the Stayouts) on her original tunes recorded live at the famous NYC music club.

www.christinesweeney.com
www.Facebook.com/christinesweeneymusicofficial


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

www.doubledownmusic.com


SATURDAY 5/23
8pm- Blackwater Mojo
Genre: Stomp Rock/Hill Country Blues
For fans of: RL Burnside, Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, the White Stripes, Bukka White, the Black Keys

Blackwater Mojo is a bare bones blues-rock duo from the heart of the Appalachian hill country. Well known for high energy performances, driving rhythms, and distinct sonic, this duo has no trouble filling the room in a way one would expect from a band twice their size. Not to be confused with preservationists, their unapologetic approach to American roots music makes them sound at once vintage and modern.

“The sultry voice of Erin Young, paired with the soulful resonator guitar skills of Seth Young, makes for an unforgettable sound. The dynamic husband/wife duo hail from Elkins, but have traveled all over, from the Appalachian mountains to southeast Asia and eastern Europe....Blackwater Mojo plays the kind of music that makes you want to get up and dance. The band describe their style as “rock de-evolved” and compare their sound to bands like The White Stripes and The Black Keys. While the Stripes and the Keys have predominantly male vocals, Blackwater Mojo leaves the vocal work to Erin, giving them a unique spin on blues rock. Their sound is certainly raw and edgy, with lyrics to match — “I’ve never seen the devil, but I’m pretty sure he’s seen me.” – Wendy Holdren, Beckley Register-Herald 


www.blackwatermojo.com 
facebook.com/blackwatermojo


9pm- Ben Clark and 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. January 10th the lineup is Ben Clark on guitar/vocal, Nick Rapley on drums, Kristine Kruta on cello, Justin Smith on violin, Kate Steinberg featured vocal, Justin Goldner on bass.

10pm- A Birthday Homage to Bob Dylan
With The Zimmymen and The Wimmymen Performing
Blonde on Blonde


The Way Station continues its Tribute Series with A Birthday Homage to Bob Dylan on May 23, 2015 from 10PM to midnight. To honor Mr. Dylan’s birthday, and for your listening pleasure, we proudly present The Zimmymen and The Wimmymen, a merry band of latter-day Dylanologists, allied with (Brooklyn’s own) The Hollows, who will perform the album Blonde on Blonde in its entirety, track by track. This show will mark the 17th year that the Zimmy’s have put their unique spin on the work of Dylan, and the third consecutive year at The Way Station. 


Blonde on Blonde was released in May of 1966, with many critics considering it the high water mark of Dylan’s fierce genius - the culmination of a creative frenzy that gathered speed with 1965’s Bringing It All Back Home, followed by Highway 61 Revisited, and climaxing with the third of his electric trilogy, Blonde on Blonde. Quieter albums followed – John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline. Dylan never really got back to “that thin wild mercury sound” he achieved with a synod of Nashville session players in the winter and early spring of 1966.  No doubt The Zimmymen and The Wimmymen will stoke the flames of that mid-60s wildfire, and you’ll find out “what salvation must be like after a while.”

The Way Station Tribute Series has included The Zimmymen and the Wimmymen performing Dylan's 1975 release Blood on The Tracks as well as 1965’s Bringing It All Back Home; a Lou Reed Birthday Tribute that included seven bands reimagining the music of New York’s own proto-punk proselytizer; the warmly received tribute to The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo, with five bands reinterpreting this seminal 1968 release in sequential order; and our Tom Waits Night, which included James Godwin’s Tom Waits puppet as master of ceremonies, three outstanding young singer songwriters with their personal takes on his words and music, and Big in Japan’s rousing two-hour paean to America’s most fearless keeper of the avant-garde.  And we can’t wait for our chance to honor 50 years of music from The Grateful Dead on August 19, 2015.


SUNDAY 5/24
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy
It’s the day before Towel Day, and we’re playing Douglas Adams’ masterpiece. Don’t forget your towel - it’ll help you out in any situation.







9pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 5/25- Memorial Day
TOWEL DAY


6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness- The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!

TUESDAY 5/26
7:45pm- Art Talks Brooklyn
An informal speaker series highlighting the importance of Brooklyn art initiatives and how they positively impact our community. Monthly, we invite three speakers, each allotted 15 minutes, to talk about their organization's history, mission and creative public programming.

A great opportunity to get involved in your community and network! 

Speakers
Shelley Carter, independent creative producer, arts administrator, and theatremaker 
She currently works with CATCH, Daniel Fish, Taylor Mac, and GRANDMA. In the past year, she has produced with The Civilians, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, and Andrew Schneider. She has worked from large scale (Avery Fisher Hall and The Metropolitan Museum of Art) to small (The Silent Barn in Bushwick). In 2013 and 2014, she was part of the PRELUDE festival team. She is currently curatorially collaborating with Peter Mils Weiss and Eric Shethar on the New Skin for the Old Ceremony performance series at Cloud City in Williamsburg.
-Photographer credit: Thomas Dunn 

The Village at Gureje and Art Cafe + bar, Enid Braun, art instructor
The Village @ Gureje is an arts center and creative community that brings together artists, teachers, and leaders from Brooklyn and beyond. We encourage and support artistic talents and the spirit of entrepreneurs.
https://artcafebrooklyn.wordpress.com/

The Five Boro Story Project, Bridget Bartolini

The Five Boro Story Project, run by artist Bridget Bartolini, produces community events to showcase stories and art inspired by the neighborhoods of New York City. These participatory events connect New Yorkers to our neighborhoods and our neighbors through stories, song, poetry, dance, film, and discussion about the places where we live. The Five Boro Story Project aims to strengthen community connections, preserve local history, challenge negative perceptions of the outer boroughs, and celebrate the diverse neighborhoods of NYC. 
http://www.fiveborostoryproject.org/
 
9pm- The Tumble 
For fans of: Mandolin Orange, Gillian Welch, The Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe

The Tumble is a roll around with the high and lonesome wail or the groove of a blues. We dig what is old. We make the new songs sound like we turned them up from the red dirt ground or the attic. This band strikes fine chords in the midst of clattering songs and pulls out sweetness from the minor keys.

thetumbleband.com


10pm- Nellen Dryden & the Visitors
Genre: Alternative Country/Americana
For fans of: Neko Case, Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miller

Roots-Americana-electric, Alt-Country. Full voiced and dreamlike. Playing songs from debut EP "Final Say' and them some. Brooklyn based.

www.nellendryden.com
nellendryden.bandcamp.com
 

11pm- Seafarers Unite
Genre: Modern folk
For fans of: Fleet Foxes, The Lumineers, Bob Dylan

Seafarers Unite is a collection of amateur and professional musicians based in NYC, but hailing from far and wide. They perform a brand of modern folk, weaving tales of city life old and new, and with nautical themes a-plenty. In another life, all would surely have been captains, boatswains or longshoremen.

www.seafarersunite.com
 

WEDNESDAY 5/27
8pm- Alan Getto
Genre: Folk/Rock
For fans of: The Tallest Man on Earth, The Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dog, Deer Tick, The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fahey, Tom Waits, The Mountain Goats, Nick Drake, Ryan Adams, Jeff Buckley

A lot of diverse influences and favorite artists, but it all condenses in to a Martin guitar and a voice, with something personal carried over. It's folk because it's an acoustic guitar, but it's rock because it's got balls.

"Alan has played many times at The Wheelhouse and always puts on a great show. He's an extremely talented singer/songwriter and will do well in the Brooklyn folk scene."  - Derek Sheiring, The Wheelhouse

alangetto.com
 

9pm- Ball of Flame Shoot Fire
Genre: experimental rock
For fans of: Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, Steely Dan, and Neil Young

Ball of Flame Shoot Fire began as a teenage rock band in the suburbs of Pittsburgh before gradually morphing into an experimental ensemble that mixes jazz, rock, country, folk, and more. Since their formation, they have had the opportunity to share the stage with acts like Grizzly Bear, Yeasayer, Man Man, Mates of State, and Here We Go Magic. In 2010, the L Magazine named them one of the "Top 8 Bands to Watch" in New York City. Their newest album, 'Tis Only Wine, moves fluidly between synth-drenched new wave, psychedelic baroque pop, and avant-garde collages, all while maintaining their signature attention to songwriting and distinctive arrangements.

"Ball of Flame Shoot Fire insert themselves in a bizarre, originality-driven musical tradition with a poppy approach to songwriting, filtering the results with chaotic Captain Beefheart-ish influences. The outcome is charmingly soulful, slightly crooked, and entertainingly unpredictable orchestral pop." - The Deli

"Ball of Flame Shoot Fire is worth checking out." - Magnet


ballofflameshootfire@bandcamp.com


10pm- Ol' Savannah
Genre: Folk/Roots/Americana
For fans of: Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits

Ol’ Savannah is a Montreal Top 5 “Best Country/Folk Bands” as voted by CultMTL readers’ poll, 2013 & 2014. Led by songwriting duo, Speedy Johnson and Bartleby J. Budde, the 5-piece band plumbs the depths of old time mountain music and Americana roots music. Punk and metal fans also like Ol’ Savannah, strange as it may seem. That is to say, this ain’t your ordinary singer/songwriter stuff. Regardless of what you call it, Ol’ Savannah just tries to sing the truth!

“The right blend of folk and Americana!” 


“[Ol’ Savannah] are a breath of fresh air with their slightly off kilter take on hillbilly music that blends so much more without ever losing sight of those roots.”

www.olsavannah.com
www.youtube.com/olsavannahTV
www.olsavannah.bandcamp.com


11pm- Doolittle Family
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Everly Brothers, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane

Sixties pop vibes with a modern psych-folk flavor, featuring tight vocal
harmony.

https://soundcloud.com/doolittle-family/sets/doolittle-family-demo-tracks/s-wa0XL
 

THURSDAY 5/28
8pm- Kenny Young and the Eggplants
Genre: Intergalactic folk-and-roll
For fans of: Fountains of Wayne, They Might Be Giants, Warren Zevon, The Kinks, Robyn Hitchcock, the Ramones, the Flaming Lips, Devo, the B-52s, Jonathan Richman, Violent Femmes, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, and Life in a Blender. 


Brooklyn’s inimitable Kenny Young and the Eggplants play intergalactic folk-and-roll songs about giant squirrels, scary bits of cheese, aliens, time travel, inebriated crime-solving birds, and malevolent washing machines, among other important topics. Their spaceship has frequently landed in the UK, where they won a prestigious Herald Angel Award for their performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and where one of their live radio sessions was selected for a Best of the BBC Archives series. In NYC, the Eggplants received an Honorable Mention from Pop Matters for their performance at the CMJ Festival, and they were recognized with a Special Mention in a BMI songwriting competition for their monsterpiece, "The House at Creepy Lake." The most improbable honor for the band so far occurred in the pages of Time Magazine, where the author Alexander McCall Smith included the Eggplants in his "Short List" of favorite artistic discoveries. The Eggplants have recorded five albums, which have been played profusely on local station WFMU, and which have careened onto the Top 30 charts at various other college radio stations across North America.

"The Eggplants mix brainy, funny lyrics with a fine sense of what makes pop music wonderful." -- Dr. Demento

"Gentle insanity with irresistible tunes" -- The Herald

“The naivete Kenny wears on his sleeve is genuine - think of an East Village Brian Wilson, without the money but still tilted in his own wacked-out way.” -- Village Voice

“Giving eloquent voice to the multifaceted neuroses of prolonged adolescence” -- The New York Times

www.kennyyoungandtheeggplants.com
Video game – “Attack of the Maniac Librarian” – based on an Eggplants song: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/3149066/
http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music/they-are-immature-perhaps-but-kenny-and-the-eggplants-are-having-far-too-much-fun-to.25053283


9pm- David Bryan and Friends 
Genre: Folk, Bluegrass
For fans of: Grateful Dead, Old Crow Medicine Show

Performing soulful and creative versions of Grateful Dead tunes, David Bryan and Friends combine elements of bluegrass, folk, country, gospel, and jazz. Top-notch vocals, unique arrangements, and just enough room to stretch out without being overly self-indulgent make this eclectic ensemble a fun group to watch. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihmAFOEHzJ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2-36glELew
 

10pm- The Jacks

Genre: Folk, Rock, Americana
For Fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles


A Brooklyn-based americana, folk rock duo that feature original songs, and
angelic vocal harmonies.


https://www.facebook.com/Jacksofkingscounty
http://m.reverbnation.com/artist/thejacksofkingscounty


11pm- Sean Kershaw
Genre: Rockabilly, jump blues, honkytonk
For fans of: Hasil Adkins, CCR, Southern Culture on the Skids, Link Wray, White Stripes, Homer Henderson

From growling gutteral Link Wray-style rock'n'roll to sweet country ballads, Sean Kershaw handles it all with a telecaster and a Kick drum made from an old suitcase. This is dancin' around the room, cryin' in your beer, shootin' tin cans off the fence kinda music. Guaranteed to please deep down in your soul and a few other parts as well.

"Baritone country crooner Sean Kershaw‘s new album The Aussie Sessions is arguably his best – and he’s been writing good songs for a long time. His first New York band, the Blind Pharaohs, hung out on the shadowy side of rockabilly. Since then, Kershaw has gone in more of a classic honkytonk and western swing direction with his band the New Jack Ramblers. This one goes deep into the noir, from Texas to Tennessee – except that it was recorded in that hotbed of edgy music, Melbourne, Australia." (Lucid Culture Dec 2013)

www.seankershaw.com


FRIDAY 5/29
8pm- Small Talk
Genre: Folk/Bluegrass/Country

Small Talk is a Brooklyn-based bluegrass, folk, indie-rock five piece. Stomping, clapping, and yodeling all the way home.
". . . seamless four-part harmonies, this is a tight-knit band and they have a ridiculous amount of chemistry. . . their on-stage presence was magical."
http://adobeandteardrops.blogspot.com/2015/03/small-talk-small-talk.html

https://smalltalkbk.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/smalltalkbk/timeline


9pm- Jonny Meyers & the Trio
Genre: Cosmic American Music
For fans of: Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Booker T & the MGs

Jonny Meyers & the Trio play Cosmic American Music that is New York City borough centric. Meyers, a Forest Hills/Queens native, draws from the songwriter predecessors from his old neighborhood like Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach and The Ramones. Their debut album "Somewhere You've Been," dropped in October 2014.   According to fellow musician Wayne Myers, "Jonny's songs have nothing to hide, and as a listener, you always feel like a welcome and invited guest."
 
www.jonnymeyersmusic.com


10pm- Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Genre: Rock/Pop/Jazz
For fans of: Banda Magda, Queen, Jamie Cullum, Jessica Hernandez, Frank Sinatra

"Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful" is a collective of 11 musicians from New York City. With the help of the arranger Martin Seiler, this bands' vision is to give Swing Music a new and more 'a la mode' meaning. Influenced by and built on the musical styles of Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra and Roger Cicero, Joe Benjamin brings contemporary music styles and themes of modern life together in an entertaining live show. Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful - America's New Swing!


www.joe-benjamin.com
www.soundcloud.com/joe-benjamin/the-exterminator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu1o5PkAtc 


SATURDAY 5/30
4pm- Readers of the Lost Ark 
Readers of the Lost Ark is a sci-fi (and some fantasy) book club moderated by Heather Strickland that meets on the last Saturday of every month at 4pm at The Way Station. 

This month's book: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/540489066090307/  


8pm- Duckspeak
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Built to Spill, The Mountain Goats

Duckspeak is a four-piece indie rock band from New York City. Combining folk, pop, and 90's rock influences, Duckspeak juxtapose upbeat music with reflective lyrics about memory. You'll dance and think about how you can never escape your past. It'll be a good time, ultimately.
"Whilst there is a wistful whimsical air to Duckspeak, there is equally some solid granite that attracts the ears. The morose, reflective timbres are imbued with
luxurious layers of instrumentation as electric powered kit meets with
acoustic sound generators to provide the audience with folds of cotton
in which to enjoy the compositions." ~ Emerging Indie Bands

https://duckspeak.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woMGGubsuzk


9pm- Gretchen & The Pickpockets
Genre: Alt. Rock
For fans of: Lake Street Dive, Amy Winehouse, Fleetwood Mac

Hailing from Durham, New Hampshire, Gretchen & the Pickpockets is a band whose unique blend of rock, jazz, and soul - coupled with an insatiable appetite for playing shows in New England and elsewhere - has gotten them a great deal of attention in a short amount of time.

“...I came across a band that has to be one of the most unique musical groups I’ve heard in years; and that is no exaggeration.” — Danielle Cooper, TBubble

“I loved Gretchen and the Pickpockets debut EP, “Stop,” which was released in 2013. Loved it. I’m so happy they didn’t stop there. Why? Because I LOVE their debut self-titled full-length. This is one of the most promising young bands on the Seacoast, and (I seem to say this a lot – which is testament to the quality that exists here … ) one of the most promising young bands in existence today. Anywhere. Big on rock, big on soul, big on fun. Those are the keys to an excellent band, and an excellent record.” — Christopher Hislop, Seacoast Online

www.gretchenandthepickpockets.com 
https://soundcloud.com/gretchenandthepickpockets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huZJlSEEplw
 

10pm- The Blue Dahlia
Genre: World (Reggae, tango, ska, klezmer, and dub French and in English)
For fans of: Alpha Blondy meets Edith Piaf, Gotan Project, Goran Brehovic, Billie Holiday, Kana, Tiken Jah Fakoly, the Clash, Regina Spektor, Samiah Farah, Portishead

Brooklyn girl Dahlia Dumont, with a past in Senegal and France, brings her Francophone influences to her music, performing original reggae, ska and tango jams in French and in English. She also performs some old-time standards of the French "chanson," mixing them with grooving reggae rhythms and dub deflections. Singing and playing ukulele, Dahlia is accompanied by George Saenz from South Texas on button accordion and trombone, Yoshiki Yamada from Japan on bass, Chris Hansen from California on drums, and Diego Cebollero from Argentina on guitar. Collectively they are called The Blue Dahlia.

Main: www.dahliadumont.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Dahlia/136078126469513
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dahliadumont
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/dahliadumont
Indiegogo campaign to make first album!!!: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/from-nurse-to-musician-dahlia-dumont-s-first-album
 
SUNDAY 5/31
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

Dark Side of the Rainbow 
In 1939, there was The Wizard of Oz. In 1973, there was Dark Side of the Moon. In the mid-90’s, someone decided to put them together. Today, we’ll replay it for you. 

Special! Marc Abbott Presents
After the movie, we’ll be showing some film shorts of Way Station’s own Marc Abbott. We’ve got horror, we’ve got comedy, and it’s sure to be a good time!


9pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 6/1
Ambassador and Space Friend happy hour. Wear your pin for happy hr all night long.  








6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness-

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!

TUESDAY 6/2
8pm- Collin Couvillion
Genre: blues/folk
For fans of: Beck, Tom Waits, R.L. Burnside, Jack White

After playing in numerous bands and serving as a vocalist/percussionist for the long running off-broadway show De La Guarda, Collin struck out on his own creating his own unique musical gumbo. Collin jumps from deep blues, folk standards, his own songs, and even some 80's one hit wonders. Collin's wrote the score for the film "Objects Attack!" which is currently winning awards and taking names on the independent festival circuit. He can also be seen warbling and making quite a racket in the show Fuerza Bruta currently playing in Union Square.

collcouv.com
fuerzabrutanyc.com
objectsattack.com


9pm-

10pm- Kings County Ramblers
Genre: bluegrass, rag time, Americana

Bluegrass in Brooklyn! It's a wonderful thing and the Ramblers are helping to keep the tradition moving forward. We're a scrappy group of pickers emerging on the Brooklyn scene. Playing a great style of music that brings together bluegrass, rag time, Americana and improvisational jamming. Everything from fast paced cookin’ with gas to slow eerie old timey numbers. The way music is supposed to be. A good time celebration with organic instruments; banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar and Bob the upright bass. Y'all should come! 

KINGS COUNTY RAMBLERS 45 SEC SPOT 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idSiblwC58w

11pm- Brother Jim
Genre: Americana
For fans of: John Hiatt, John Prine and Hayes Carll
 

Americana and roots songwriter Jim Greene brings his band, Brother Jim, to The Way Station. Sure to be a rockin set!!

WEDNESDAY 6/3
8pm- Bev Grant 
Genre: Singer/songwriter
For fans of: Dixie Chicks, Iris Dement, Laura Love, Marianne Faithful

Personal, political storyteller with a diverse range of musical styles from Americana to South African township. Founder of hard hitting 70s and 80s band Bev Grant & the Human Condition, half of the duo WOOL&GRANT, director of the Brooklyn Women's Chorus.

Sing Out! Magazine says: "unhesitatingly fervent, unflinchingly personal and reflecting the diversity of a real person's musings."

Rolling Stone Magazine: "topical songwriting [as] holy warfare"

www.bevgrant.com
www.youtube.com/bevgrant2008


9pm- Richard Bryant 
Genre: Singer/songwriter
For fans of: Cash/Dylan/Waits/Earle/Hank

Richard Bryant drives his guitar down found highways, through lost hedges and back alleys, even straying way over in the Territory prowling for the odd chord or dying note that might give shape to some musical notion he’s taken. He found a minor sixth chord in Arkansas once, but traded it for a flat fiver on Staten Island. Prying ears might hear a Luther Perkins lick leaning into a jazz cliché, all propped up by Howlin’ Wolf’s kickstand, replete with rack harmonica chugging nervously like a Hummer waiting for a tune-up. For all that, the tunes are hummable. Bryant takes leave of the ordinary, except when the ordinary serves his purpose.

 “#197 with a bullet!” according to Dave Miller’s ranking of “The Waltz of the Blue Devils” at nothingbutgoodthings.blogspot.com – top 300 songs of the 1990s – a tune Bryant created (seems like only) yesterday.

soundcloud.com/#richard-97-2


10pm- Robin Irene Moss
Genre: Singer/songwriter; Indie folk
For fans of: Ingrid Michaelson, Florence and the Machine, Regina Spektor, Ella Fitzgerald

Robin Irene Moss writes and sings honest, lyric-driven music that anyone can relate to. She has a jazzy voice, intelligent (sometimes sassy) songs, and a killer band. Her EP “I Like You” came out last summer and is available on iTunes, Spotify, and at her website, Robinirenemoss.com.

“To say her talent as a songwriter is otherworldly is an understatement.”—Play Too Much Blog http://playtoomuch.com/2014/08/25/robin-irene-moss-i-like-you/

Robinirenemoss.com
Soundcloud.com/robin-irene-moss
Youtube.com/robinirenemossmusic
Facebook.com/robinirenemoss


11pm- Under Arrestimates
Genre: Classic R&B / Soul
For fans of: Booker T and The MG's, The Meters

Playing original and inspired interpretations on classic groove bands of the 60's and 70's. You'll feel scratchy like a vinyl record, comfy and sticky like a pleather couch. 


https://underarrestimates.bandcamp.com/
 

FRIDAY 6/5
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)

haminreed.com 


9pm- Bear Trap
Genre: pop/rock
For fans of: The Breeders and R.E.M. (if they had a bandchild together)

What happens when your kid goes to preschool and bites another kid? Meet the mom. Form a band. Call it Bear Trap. Play it like you mean it.

beartrapped.com
https://soundcloud.com/beartrapped
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCurQ8KVXMPMiiukUs25UJYQ
 

10pm-12am- Kagero Farewell Show 
Come out one and all for your last chance to see NYC's very own Japanese Gypsy Rock band KAGERO! 

Kagero has been playing together around NYC for over a decade, bringing highly charged and fun world rhythms to amazed audiences.  But soon these four guys will be calling it quits, closing out this chapter in Kagero history. This will be the final show in Brooklyn, featuring guitar, harmonica, fiddle, bass and drums.  See the band that VICE called one of Brooklyn's Best Unknown Bands and the Deli Mag calls "a cross-culture dance party".  f you haven't seen these guys, this is the time -- strap on your fun hat and we will see there! 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1595261354041404/



Genre: Japanese Gypsy Rock
For fans of: Gogol Bordello meets David Bowie

Upbeat, folky pop songs with world music flavors, sung by a Japanese man with a British accent. Kagero’s sound is a melting pot of tonalities and rhythms from Asia, the Middle East, South America and Eastern Europe -- "Cultural Confusion". Sometimes the songs are beautiful imagery, sometimes sad folk tales, and sometimes silly songs about drinking. But the tunes are always fun, and the show is high energy dancing good time.

"Kagero’s world music goulash is very tasty -- even if you don’t always know what’s you’re eating."

“Rooted in uplifting elements from eclectic origins, "Japanese Gypsy Rock" unites Kagero’s musical influences and talents into a cross-culture dance party.”
by Meijin Bruttomesso, The Deli Magazine

www.kagero.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/KAGERO/8576534010
http://kagero.com/fr_epk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ul6qjtbneQ&feature=player_embedded


SATURDAY 6/6
8pm- The Lonesome Prairie Dogs
Genre: Country/ Rockabilly
For fans of: Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Waylon Jennings, The Cramps

Hailing for the most part from Jersey, The Lonesome Prairie Dogs play lean, no nonsense, garagey honky-tonk and rockabilly for denizens of the current century who liked the last one better. The LPDs play lotsa your Sun favorites, stripped down honky-tonk classics and originals in the same vein. They’ve opened for Junior Brown, did a gig at a prison upstate and even played in Nashville that one time. For ten years running, The LPDs have hosted the annual New years day Hank-O-Rama, a celebration of the music of Hank Williams on the anniversary of his death. 
 

“Even if they weren't a great band, this trio would still get the award for Best Dressed of the evening. Luckily, they're kickass musicians as well,”- brooklyncountry.com

“…the house band…”- No Depression
 

https://www.facebook.com/thelonesomeprairiedogs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5btDx3BK0A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrQKdk3kSDQ
 

9pm- The Irresponsibles 
Genre: Soul/Funk
For fans of: Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Amy Winehouse

Brooklyn soul fusing elements of funk and blues. Powerhouse female vocalist fronts a six-piece band featuring dual guitars and organ. Classic Motown beats serve as a launching pad to electric dance grooves and interstellar boogie.

www.irresponsibles.nyc


10pm- The Fever 
Genre: rock/punk/electro

Grinding Guitars, booming bass, hypnotic synths and throbbing drum beats. Mix in some lush, detached vocals, plenty of fuck-offishness and 8 bits of black tape for a stage outfit that redefines the concept of stripped down. Meet: The Fever, the hottest new post-rock duo to date. Based in Berlin, this infectious boy/girl combo delivers a genre-defying blend of Punk blues and Electro - raw, gritty, but always surprisingly pop. Dance music for the disenfranchised.

"Their sound lies somewhere between bluesrock, punk and new wave. They call themselves The Fever and infect you with their music" - RADIO M94.5

WEBSITE: www.thefever.de
SOUNDCLOUD: http://soundcloud.com/thefevermusic
FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thefever.musik
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheFeverMusik
BANDCAMP: http://the-fever.bandcamp.com/


11pm- All Night Chemists
Genre: Rock

A band that writes and records a musical potion of hypnotic sounds, unforgettable melodies, deep grooves, and intricate arrangements under the BQE in north Brooklyn...


Brad Gunyon, Len Monachello, and Brandon Wilde are All Night Chemists. Currently releasing two songs a month the trio continues to mix from song to song, both live and on record, with a variety of their fellow musicians. The result are shows and recordings that are truly their own. All Night Chemists' songs have been featured in the television shows Castle, Mercy, Men in Trees, Life is Wild, and Reaper. The song "Point of View" was featured in the 2007 film "Ornaments"
 

“The Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has a mellow, reflective voice that speaks to experience and a way with instrumentation that, as they say, goes easy on the ears.” 3hive

http://www.allnightchemists.com/
http://allnightchemists.bandcamp.com/


SUNDAY 6/7
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

Jurassic Park
How did Star Lord meet the dinosaurs? Find out on the 12th in Jurassic World! But join us now to see the movie that started it all, with CG that still holds up 23 years later. 

9pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 6/8
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness-

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!

TUESDAY 6/9
7:30pm- Satellite Magazine: Let's Talk About Cities

9pm- Clyde's on Fire
Genre: HonkyTonk/ Americana
For fans of: Devil Makes Three, Gillian Welch/Dave Rawlings, Tammy Wynette

Clyde’s on Fire is a three piece out of Asheville, NC.  They have an old-time country and honkytonk feel. With sweet harmonies, impressive picking styles and mountain-inspired energy, their originals are everything from haunting and sad to boot-stomping madness.
 

www.clydesonfire.com   
www.soundcloud.com/clydesonfire 

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 five piece and our music features all of the members talents.   

facebook.com/OrangeBurnNYC
Soundcloud.com/OrangeBurn
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQZFi5ja-OJYtvVTvgBRONg           


11pm- Danny Jonokuchi
Genre: Jazz

Trumpeter, pianist, and composer Danny Jonokuchi has proven to be one of the most unique and dynamic musicians to arrive on the New York jazz scene. With longtime vocalist/collaborator Alexa Barchini, the duo make music that combines original sounds with songs from the Great American Songbook.

"This 22-year-old bandleader is definitely a sound of this era for all the best reasons." -Anthony Dean-Harris (Nextbop)

"[Danny Jonokuchi's] band is quite flexible in their delivery of these well crafted arrangements, showing that good jazz doesn’t have to be all improvisation as much as inspiration." -George W. Harris (JazzWeekly)

http://www.dannyjonokuchi.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN7YUbv6mLI
 

WEDNESDAY 6/10
8pm- Sterling Rhyne 
Genre: Folk/Soul
For fans of: Billie Holiday, Lianne La Havas, Erykah Badu

Sterling Rhyne blends ethereal guitar lines with organic, catchy melodies, creating a unique ambiance. Alluring soul/folk smothered in honey, her music takes listeners on a transcendental journey of euphoria, heartbreak, and hope.


http://soundcloud.com/sterlingrhynemusic
http://youtube.com/sterlingrhyne


9pm- Moondrunk
Genre: Indie Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: The XX, Ben Harper, First Aid Kit

Moondrunk is a New York-based folk trio that jumps from heartbreak to humor before you can finish your whiskey. Andrew Bancroft’s original lyrics and guitar are complemented by Ashley Perez Flanagan’s powerful vocals. The talented multi-instrumentalist Yair Evnine rounds out the group’s sound with professional cello, guitar, looping sounds, and more. If the mood strikes, you may get wrapped up an audience-inspired freestyle rap. Either way, you will hear something new and from the heart.

Andrew Bancroft has been has been featured on Mtv’s TRL and in Rolling Stone and TIME. He has performed alongside Broadway star and band-mate Lin-Manuel Miranda with the popular hip hop group Freestyle Love Supreme.

Yair Evnine has performed in countless venues and shows, include Late Nate with David Letterman and a highly successful tour to Edinburgh and beyond with Lady Rizo.

"Even better, Ashley Perez Flanagan…delivers a sweetly touching 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall.'" –The New York Times (review of Evita)

www.andrewbancroft.com  

10pm- innoVe Gnawa Band 
Genre: Gnawa Music

InnoVe Gnawa is a gnawa band comprised of artists from different parts of Morocco. Led by master Maalem Hassan BenJaafer, InnoVe Gnawa celebrates this ancient spiritual music of North Africa in NYC with an innovative, hypnotic, and ecstatic take on this trance-inducing folk tradition.
 

https://www.facebook.com/inogna
Tweeter: @InnoVegnawa
Instagram: @InnoVegnawa 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JwtGNq6Evv8
 

11pm- Alpha Band  
Genre: Jazz
For fans of: The Bad Plus, Fly Trio, Kneebody, Chris Potter Underground

Alpha Band is an insightful New York based sax trio following the traditions of forward thinking jazz music. Saxophonist Michael Farrell, bassist John Andrews, and drummer Michael Alfieri draw from an eclectic sonic palette to deliver their unique brand of groove oriented improvisation.

https://youtu.be/_trduYn2Jiw 


Thursday 6/11
8pm- Mr. Kincaid 
Genre: Alt Guitar Rock
For fans of: Guadalcanal Diary, Replacements, Buzzcocks, Pixies, Early REM, Hudu Gurus, Soul Assylum

Mr. Kincaid was born out of the visceral remains of the Brooklyn alternative rock scene. Made up of four veterans of the Brooklyn scene, Mr. Kincaid has created a miasma of crunchy, angry, cranky, happy and sometimes down right hilarious sounds. Some call it music, others call it a revelation, a tete-a-tete with the rock and roll Gods. Call it what you like, It won’t come when you call it anyway. In keeping with their inspiration, they say “We’re Havin’ a ball and just getting it all together.”  Cryptic? Possibly. Arcane most definitely, it’s what they live for.

http://www.misterkincaid.com/ 


9pm- Sun Thief
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Fleet Foxes, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Avett Brothers

The dulcet harmonies of Sun Thief have been lauded by many a listener from the far reaches of Crown Heights to the stony rows of Park Slope. Formed in the Spring of 2014, Sun Thief consists of Nathaniel Riehl (vox/guitars), Patrick Cochrane (vox/guitars), and John Matson (vox/drums). All members contribute to the band's catalogue of original music which can be described as folky, sometimes ethereal, and always introspective. The band plans to release their first EP this Spring.

soundcloud.com/nathan-riehl

 
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

www.doubledownmusic.com


FRIDAY 6/12
8-10pm- George Gilmore
Genre: Folk, Singer/songwriter
For fans of: Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Justin Townes Earle, Kris Kristofferson

This New York City veteran singer/songwriter/guitar slinger has been a mainstay on the Americana/roots-rock scene for over two decades. His latest (I am a Weed) finds him in great form on these (lucky) 13 tunes exploring the journey of life with and without love, accompanied by an able stable of well-known Big Apple players. Tops for me is his gospel-fueled offering "The Good Lord Smote My Eye."

http://www.reverbnation.com/georgegilmoresolo
http://georgegilmoremusic.com


10pm- Community Center
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Murder By Death

Community Center is a hardworking 7-piece indie rock band from Baltimore, MD. With a live show that features accordion, violin, sax, cello, and clarinet, Community Center has garnered a reputation for being one of the most exciting and unpredictable young bands working today. The band currently has two songs in rotation on east coast radio stations and this summer Community Center is playing their first festival dates. With a new album coming out at the end of the summer and their first road shows scheduled throughout the rest of the year, Community Center has quickly proven to be one of the most promising up-and-coming bands. Don't miss this show! 

Facebook.com/CommunityCenterBand
CommunityCenter.BandCamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTUKEYxsJqg  


SATURDAY 6/13
8pm- Mar Salá
Genre: Flamenco-pop
For fans of: Rosario, Bebe, La Mala Rodriguez

Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a self taught musician from Seville, Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish pop, with swing and Rock.

"Mar Salá is pure energy, like a volcano in control" Jose Miguel López. Radio 3.RNE

www.marsalaband.com
www.facebook.com/marsalaband1
www.reikiwilliamsburg.com


9pm- The Buckstops
Genre: Blues/Country/Americana
For fans of: Cash/Dylan/Waits/Earle /Hank/Lucinda

The Buckstops are an acoustic band featuring the bluesy, contralto voice of Julie Margolies, backed by music industry veteran Jonathan Horn (guitar and vocals), with Joel Darelius (bass) and Richard Bryant (guitar, harmonica and vocals) rounding out a (drummer-free) quartet. They draw tunes from the Americana songbook, covering H. Williams, L. Williams, Cash, Dylan, Waits, Earle, and L. Cohen, and their own writing is inspired by the same cast of characters.

soundcloud.com/thebuckstopsnyc


10pm- Viva Vallenato Badass Accordion Band
 
Genre: World/Latin
For fans of: Santana, Rusted Root

Wild Colombian "CUMBIA" Latin rhythms & blazing accordion melodies. SOUNDS LIKE: A High-Intensity Latin Drum-Circle of Happiness!
Authentic Folkloric Sounds of Colombia, South America. Crowds go wild for this music! (even English-speaking folks). As featured on Telemundo 47 NYC TV.

"The accordion is like a happy machine; they start playing and people's spirits lift up. These guys spread joy and happiness!" - Montclair Times
 

youtube.com/c/VivaVallenato
facebook.com/VivaVallenato


SUNDAY 6/14
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

eXistenZ
Hey you. Yeah, you! Stop playing those silly time wasters on your phone! Come see the most immersive of virtual reality games instead. Just because you’re paranoid don’t mean they’re not after you... 

6pm- Nevermind Orchestra
Genre: Brass Band & Grunge
For fans of: Nirvana, Bonerama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band

The Nevermind Orchestra is the world’s only Nirvana brass band. We use the raw power of a New Orleans-style brass band to reinterpret the raw power of Nirvana. You won’t just hear power chords and rock beats (though you will), you won’t just hear traditional second line grooves (though you will), and you won’t just hear beautiful brass chorale arrangements (though, guess what, you will!). You will hear Nirvana in a way you’ve never heard before, and we guarantee you it will excite you just as much as Kurt, Dave, and Krist did back in the day.

“There's no shortage of Nirvana cover bands floating around but none are quite like the Nevermind Orchestra. Come as you are, and see what happens when Seattle grunge meets the New Orleans brass-band tradition.” — Derek Schwartz, Time Out New York

“If you have “mosh while someone plays a tuba” on your bucket list, this is the place to be.” -- David Colon, Brokelyn

http://www.thenevermindorchestra.com (website)
http://www.reverbnation.com/thenevermindorchestra (audio, video, press)
http://www.youtube.com/user/NevermindOrchestra (video)
http://www.facebook.com/TheNevermindOrchestra (Facebook)


9pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 6/15
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness-

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!

TUESDAY 6/16
7:30pm- BAR TALK with Brokelyn Magazine
$20
Doors at 7pm
$5 Jameson all night

9pm- Morning Bound
Genre: Jazz/ Rock/ Electronica
For fans of: St. Vincent, Knower, Now Vs. Now

The New York-based trio Morning Bound is a new collaboration between vocalist Tammy Scheffer, vocalist/bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Ronen Itzik. The three musicians playfully blend electro-pop, jazz-rock and Mediterranean soul with live vocal loops and effects, fusing a wide array of musical backgrounds into an enjoyably unique, yet cohesive musical experience. Their debut self-titled EP was released in 2015, and both their recording and live performances received enthusiastic reviews from printed publications, music blogs and fans alike.

“…Innovative, provocative and alluring” -Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

"...This is the sound of three almost unfairly talented musicians aiming to take your mind and throw it like a Frisbee, while making sure you enjoy the process..." –The Musical Melting Pot

https://www.facebook.com/morningbound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6WaD0X05rs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX_BqH4Nw8o
 

10pm- Phantom Pop
Genre: Fusion/Funk/Jazz
For fans of: Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, Robert Glasper Experiment

Phantom Pop is a 5 piece instrumental band from Brooklyn, NY. The group combines elements of funk, soul, and R&B with the improvisation of jazz to create their own sound.

Originally formed by Dave Lowenthal to create an album, it was quickly realized that there was something special going on. The band consists of Dave Lowenthal on electric bass, Josh Schusterman on drums, Haruka Yabuno on keyboard, Matt Giella on cornet, and Atsushi Ouchi on saxophone.

www.phantompop.com  
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdaOV2RPiXg      
www.facebook.com/phant0mpop  
www.soundcloud.com/phantom-pop  
www.twitter.com/PhantomPopMusic   


11pm- Joe Pino Quartet
Genre: Jazz, funk, soul

The hard working Boston native stays busy with gigs and sessions around NYC, particularly in the Jazz scene.  Joe’s reputation as a jazz trumpet player has also led him playing with such greats as The Temptations, and The Happenings while also performing with the legend TV star, Vicky Lewis.  

Joe leads his organ trio, and quartet that have an extensive performing schedule playing at many of the great jazz venues all over the map; Smalls Jazz Club, The Garage, Why Not Jazz Room, Chris’s Jazz Café, Tea Lounge, Shape Shifter Lab, Piano’s Lounge, Treme Jazz and Blues Club, The Sugar Bar, Trumpets Jazz Club, Twins Jazz Club, Somethin’ Jazz Club, The Fat Cat, House of Blues Foundation Room, Chianti Jazz Lounge, Ryles Jazz Club, The Zeiterion Theatre, and The Wilbur Theatre. 

joepinojazz.com


WEDNESDAY 6/17
8-10pm- Local Vocal hosted by Stanley John Mitchell
'Local Vocal' is a new show that has been put together featuring some of the best singers and performers working the local pubs and clubs of the larger New York City area.

Based on the beloved 'Review' style shows of the 1960's, it will feature 5 plus performers over the course of 2 hours.

Hosted by Stanley John Mitchell, the show will have an emphasis on the eclectic. “I love watching those vintage shows”, says Stan, “They proved to be quick moving and highly entertaining. It’s a perfect format for these times.”

Featured in this first show will be the following in order of appearance.

Julia Barrett-Mitchell. 

Julia is a multi talented Brooklyn based actor, film-maker and singer songwriter. Her work as a director can be seen on YouTube – Moon Hooch’s ‘EWI’ and Tiny Hazards ‘Little House’.

 


Billy Woodward. 
Americana singer and songwriter/band leader. Billy was featured in the Broadway show 'The Million Dollar Quartet' and PBS special 'Sun Studio Sessions'. With his unique voice Billy fills the room with music and personality.

 


Alena Spangler. 
Alena is the compelling lead singer and songwriter for the Brooklyn based experimental pop band Tiny Hazard. She has also worked with various other acclaimed bands including Moon Hooch, Leverage Models, and Gods and Girls.

 


Gene Casey. 
As the consummate performer Gene leads The Lone Sharks, one of the most popular and highly acclaimed Roots Americana bands in the tri-state area. His repertoire features classic vintage tunes as well as solid originals. His tunes have been featured on various tv shows and films.

 


Stanley John Mitchell. 
Originally hailing from New Zealand singer/songwriter/drummer Stan, now based in Brooklyn, fronts his own Band of Buddies and plays an eclectic mix of Americana meets South Pacific rock and roll.
 


10pm- The Waysties
Genre: Scotch-soaked Celtish folk-rock
For fans of: The Decemberists, Battlefield Band, Great Big Sea, Flogging Molly

We are what happens when a group of Way Station regulars realize that we all like drinking. And music. And attention. Our music is a mix of traditional folk, unconventional covers, and irreverence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an8-GEifees&index=2&list=PLtOEX_jsUdi9vxNpvDXxuCV6w89VsEPl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulUSaTw-Ul8&index=5&list=PLtOEX_jsUdi9vxNpvDXxuCV6w89VsEPl


11pm- The Travelers
Genre: rock-hop/funk & blues
For fans of: the Hazelton brothers, SmokeDawg Williams, Air Force One, Count Bassface

Our music is a  mix of jazz, blues, and hip hop.  We have a flute, and the faith of a mustard seed. A flute! We'll take you places in the universe you've never been.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7YZQwi8lDys
music-thetravelers.bandcamp.com
Reverbnation.com/travelersmusic


THURSDAY 6/18
7pm- Astronomy on Tap

10pm- Joan
Genre: Funk, Punk, and Ballads
For fans of: Prince, Leonard Cohen, The Beach Boys

A Prospect Park band established in the fall of 2014, Joan’s feel is fun, unpretentious, bold and beautiful. If Grandma’s in town, she’s also invited. Let us know ahead of time through the website and we’ll save her a good seat.

thefeelisthefamily.com


11pm- Buckeye Rooster 
Genre: Bluegrass/Americana
For fans of: Greensky Bluegrass, Sam Bush, Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth
 

Foot Stompin, Down Home Music

"Check it out! Buckeye Rooster serves up their original tunes and vocals in an appealing bluegrass-jugband style that's music to my ears. They've got it all!" - Bill Keith, Banjo Soloist and Bluegrass Legend

“These guys got a good catchy sound. We really enjoyed them.” - Ty Jaquay & Andrew White of the Gypsy Hillbillies

www.buckeyerooster.com


SATURDAY 6/20
8pm- Dave Hassell Trio
Natural, organic and raw sound of emotion. Pure in spirit, and void of judgement.

loozthehoff.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKXfCVVO7s8


9pm- Allie Carroll and the Heroes
Genre: Pop Rock
For fans of: Paramore, Sara Bareilles, Christina Perri

Allie Carroll & the Heroes is a collection of the coolest music nerds from Northeast Philly.  Together, each member brings their own unique spin to a group of original tunes.  With guitar solos that will melt your face, and melodies that will melt your heart, I guarantee they will be your heroes in no time.

“Lyrically, she is introspective and imaginative.” “She not only understands the connections between genres, she understands the connections between the listener and the artist.”


alliecarrollmusic.com
facebook.com/alliecarrollmusic


10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte
Genre: Afro-Latin Funk
For fans of: Antibalas, Budos Band, ESG, Jamiroquoi, Chico Mann, Cumbiagra, English Beat, Police

Taking its name from a luscious fruit in Cuba known as "ZapOte", this band is an original Funk Latin Afro-Beat band lead by Dawn Drake, bassist/conguera/singer/songwriter and composer, who manages to wear several hats while setting the scene with her own brand of cool. Her original music takes the listener and dancer into a zone where House, Funk, Afro-beat, Samba, Afro-Cuban rhythms and Jazz are right at home. Poetic lyrics spread messages of universal consciousness, delivered with heartfelt vocals, and are joined with the irresistible grooves of Latin percussion, funky bass, swinging horn lines and improvisation.

BAM CAFE LIVE  –Darrell McNeill
"Dawn Drake and her band ZapOte are at the beginnings of a fascinating journey to enthusiastically bridge chasms of cultural and gender disconnect that plagues so much of pop music's body politic. To hear them is to imagine early period jam sessions between Laura Nyro and Carole King with Sly Stone and Sergio Mendes sitting in. Theirs is a playfully intense dynamic that needs to be seen more."

-Darrell McNeill, Black Rock Coalition Director of Operations & CURATOR of BAM Café LIVE, Brooklyn Academy of Music GO MAGAZINE  –Jenny Lazar
"Dawn contributes heavy Afro-Caribbean licks on congas, bongós and Brazilian caixa as a partial list...and it's no amateur hour..."

Dawn Drake  –Meewsic Records
"Cuban, African & South American styles mesh together into delicious jazz/pop fusion; a wonderful backdrop for Dawn's sassy vocals. She also arranged the horns (excellent job), played bass and did all the percussion; a truly multi-talented performer!" Brian Fox, Meewsic Records

Jules Bistro Presents Dawn Drake  –Jules Bistro
"This saucy debut by soul sistah Dawn Drake is an incredible gift to the world of world music! She skillfully weaves together her bold poetic lyrics, melodic vocals, and a fusion of danceable rhythms performed by herself and a very talented band of musicianados.
You'll love the horns, the deep bass, the compelling percussion..."

Luis Da Silva, Jules Bistro, NYC Third Street Music Concert Series Presents Dawn Drake & ZapOte Salsa -
"[They] were the hit of the season!"  Beth Flusser, Talent Booker for Music in Abe Lebewohl Park.

http://www.dawndrake.com 

http://www.youtube.com/thedawndrake 
http://www.facebook.com/thedawndrake  

SUNDAY 6/21
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

Gattaca
What if you could have the genetically perfect baby - no defects, no diseases, no problems? Now what if you had to do this for your child to have a chance at the good things in life?
6:30pm- Nerd Cabaret: Superheroes VS Supervillains 

9pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 6/22
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness-

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!

TUESDAY 6/23
8pm- Rashmi Singh

9pm- Seth Adam
Not one to rely on trends of popular music, this self-described “scrapper” takes a page out of the Lucinda Williams instruction book by performing frequently and writing deeply personal, heartfelt rock & roll songs. He has shared the stage with Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, Grammy-winning Robert Cray, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, Carbon Leaf, The Alternate Routes, Will Hoge, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Ken and Drew from Sister Hazel, Grammy-nominated YARN, and Mayer Hawthorne, has had a song licensed to Volkswagen, and was described by entertainment columnist Roger Friedman as “the hardest-working best live act in indie rock.”

Finalist – Best Country/Americana category – 3rd Annual CT Music Awards (2014)

http://www.SethAdam.com
http://www.YouTube.com/sethadammusic
 

10pm- Tim Haufe 
Genre: Indie/Folk/Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Daniel Rossen, Cat Stevens, Stevie Wonder

Tim Haufe is a songwriter and musician who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY. His music is volatile, desperate, beautiful, dynamic, and full of hope. His fifth self-produced album, The End of the Year (November 2012), has received critical acclaim. Although Haufe typically performs as a solo act, the Tim Haufe Trio presents his music in an expanded and exciting form, recalling the full band arrangements present throughout his studio work. Haufe currently lives in New York, where he is striving to establish for his music the grand reputation that it deserves.
 

“Tim has all the qualities one looks for in a live performance: He is in tune with the elasticity of the crowd.  I could feel myself being drawn closer and closer to the music as the song went on.” -Daniel Dissinger, InStereoPress

www.timhaufe.com
timhaufe.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krV3SpkYi4o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_mdnPKn6q8


11pm- Hurrah! A Bolt of Light
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: The Pixies, Dr Dog, and The New Pornographers

High energy rock and roll you can dance to. Anthemic choruses you can shout along to after hearing for the first time. Good luck standing still during the show.

“Encompassing pop-like electronics, standard rock instrumentals, and haunting indie vocals; when used in combination with the band’s shockingly powerful lyrics, a sound is created that is innovative, emotionally provocative, and enthusiastic. Hurrah! A Bolt Of Light is a vivacious and surprisingly innovative addition to indie-rock.” WSBU fm

www.hurrahaboltoflight.com 


WEDNESDAY 6/24
8pm- Jeri Silverman
Genre: acoustic folk/singer-songwriter
For fans of: Fleetwood Mac, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor

New York City based singer-songwriter Jeri Silverman plays acoustic folk that is contemplative, powerful and edgy. Originally from South Africa, her songs celebrate the rawness of melody and poetics of intimacy. She can be seen at an ever-growing slate of venues across the city and heard anytime on iTunes and Spotify.

www.jerisilvermanmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/jerisilvermanmusic
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/leaflike-ep/id868537042 


9pm- Rocket J & The 88's
Genre: Rockabilly
For fans of: Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent

Rocket J is classy, she’s brassy, she’s a real gone, good-looking gal who can belt out a rockin’ tune that’ll really send you! She sings Rockabilly that will grab you by the front of the shirt, get in your face and remind you why this stuff is just plain fun music.

rocketjandthe88s.com
rocketjthe88s.bandcamp.com


10pm- Marek and the Boss Chops 
Genre: boogie woogie, honky tonk and early rock & roll

Marek and the Boss Chops is a piano driven spin on boogie woogie, honky tonk, early rock & roll, rockabilly and jump blues.  Marek (piano/vocals) leads a unique, high energy run through the stuff of Hank, Fats, Chuck, Jerry Lee, Muddy and more, joined by some of NYC's finest rhythm sections and special guests on saxophone, fiddle, or guitar.
 
www.marekandthebosschops.com


11pm- Shannon Pelcher
Genre: Folky Jazz
For fans of: Brandi Carlile, M. Ward, Nora Jones.

With nods to Tin Pan Alley, 1960s folk and experimental acoustic, Shannon Pelcher has one foot dipped in the jazz world and the other planted in singer/songwriter storytelling traditions. Her dreamlike lyrics and lilting vocals are backed by elegantly deft guitar playing, and her sound is both vintage and contemporary, influenced as much by John Coltrane as it is by PJ Harvey.

“She’s very eclectic, has a great sense of melody and sings in an unaffectedly clear, nuanced soprano.” http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/shannonjessi/

http://shannonpelcher.com/
 

THURSDAY 6/25
8pm- Zuni Mountain Boys
The Zuni Mountain Boys are an Americana duo based out of Brooklyn, NY. Connor McGinnis and Matt Campbell formed the group in early 2014. They recorded their first EP in East Nashville in late May 2014 over two days, and released it via bandcamp in August 2014. The five song EP consists predominantly of two acoustic guitars, and two part harmonies with Connor singing the leads, and Matt accompanying. Dobro and piano are the only other accents on the recording, leaving the sound spare, with little more than is necessary to deliver the song. The lyrics hesitate to dip into the abstract, and instead paint the sound with ordinary images that allow the listener to arrive at something larger on their own. 

https://thezunimountainboys.bandcamp.com/


9pm- Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth
Genre: Americana, alt-folk-rock
For fans of: Brandi Carlile, Fleetwood Mac, Kathleen Edwards

Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth is an Americana band based out of Reading, PA. Reese's acoustic guitar, strong songwriting, and country-leaning lead vocals combined with electric guitarist Mark Watter's indie-rock hooks makes for a fresh take on their familiar genre. Since forming the band in 2013, CRD5 has toured extensively around the east coast, including an appearance on Nashville's Music City Roots show. Reese and her band have released three original albums to date and opened for a variety of notable songwriters such as Ben Folds, Chris Stapleton (Grammy-nominated SteelDrivers), and Riders in the Sky. Reese's song "Pennsylvania, Again" has been featured in American Songwriter, and the band was a top five finalist in PHL Live's competition to name the best country/folk band in Philadelphia. They are also Y102's local artist of the year.

"As a country-folk-rock group, Caroline and her boys cover a lot of genre turf without missing a beat. CR+D5...blends the crystalline grit of Caroline’s voice with some powerhouse electric guitar, giving us a sort of feminine rock that we haven’t heard much of since Stevie Nicks." -Emmy Fortunato, Verge Magazine

"With it's heartfelt display of edgy folk and Americana, "The Electric Year" clearly illustrates why Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth are garnering attention..."  -Jim Price, Pennsylvania Musician Magazine

www.carolinereesemusic.com 


10pm- The Jacks

Genre: Folk, Rock, Americana
For Fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles


A Brooklyn-based americana, folk rock duo that feature original songs, and
angelic vocal harmonies.


https://www.facebook.com/Jacksofkingscounty
http://m.reverbnation.com/artist/thejacksofkingscounty


11pm- Bourbon Express
Genre: Country
For fans of: Emmy-Lou Harris, Johnny Cash

Bourbon Express is a country band led by singer-songwriter Katie Brennan. Influences include Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, and George Jones. It’s twangy toe-tapping music that’s new yet familiar, and just might give you a hankering for a cool glass of whiskey and a honky-tonk.

bourbonexpress.com
 

FRIDAY 6/26
8pm- Yoav Shlomov Quintet
Genre: Contemporary Jazz
For fans of: Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Omer Avital, Robert Glasper, Yoni Rechter  

Yoav Shlomov Quintet includes some of the greatest musicians from around the world living in New York today, most of them comes from the jazz scene in the city. They play original music with lots of soul and their music associates with Pink Floyd, Progressive rock bands from the 70’s, Swing, Jazz and Mediterranean Folk. 

www.Yoavshlomov.com  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfkP73lfBCs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8BSnG9hfm0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EjUAtehAk4


9pm- 12KO 
Genre: Pop/Funk
For fans of: Aretha Franklin, Taylor Swift, Hall & Oates 

Hailing from New York City, 12KO is a driven, passionate and charismatic band with a unique approach to their blend of pop and funk. "We want people to love the songs and get them stuck in their heads!" The above statement is as direct and simple as it is ambitious, and it is a great sum-up of the band’s attitude: it’s all about positive vibes and infectious grooves that will get you on the dance floor! The band’s catchy sound echoes the Top 40s artists of today, but with a retro twist: the 8-piece is a true hurricane on a stage, musically and visually: their shows are lavish sonic feasts where band and crowd engage on a personal and powerful level.

12KOmusic.com
Facebook.com/12KOmusic
Soundcloud.com/12KO
Instagram: @12KOband
https://youtu.be/DFYOeDos5yA
 

10pm- The Sometime Boys
Genre: progressive roots
For fans of: The Band, Lucinda Williams, Shovels & Rope

Brooklyn-based, progressive roots band The Sometime Boys have become known for their elegant, meticulously crafted albums as well as their ferocious and riveting live shows. Founded by award winning vocalist Sarah Mucho and guitarist Kurt Leege, they blend elements of bluegrass, country, soul and rock into a distinctively fresh, yet authentic sound. Sarah’s voice, described as a "bold, ethereal vibrato" is also backed by Pete O'Connell (bass), Jay Cowit (drums) and Gypsy George Mihalopoulos (banjo/mandolin/piano). In May 2014, they released their third studio album Riverbed, 13 powerful tracks full of life, joy, struggle and transcendence. Riverbed received acclaim as one of the best albums of the year in New York Music Daily and the first single from the album, The Great Escape, received the nod for song of the year and was featured on Soundcheck's Gig Alerts on WNYC. Check out one of their many upcoming performances and see for yourself, The Sometime Boys are the real deal.

"The long and the short of it is that The Sometime Boys are an amazing roots band, but they're unlike anything you've heard before or will hear afterwards." Adobe and Teardrops
 

"...all the layers of acoustic and electric textures build an ambiance that on one hand sounds antique, yet absolutely unique and in the here and now. This band should be vastly better known than they are." New York Music Daily

www.thesometimeboys.com
www.facebook.com/thesometimeboys


Midnight Special- Hambone Relay
Genre: Soul Jazz/Funk
For fans of: Soulive, The New Mastersounds, Lettuce, Galactic, Medeski Martin & Wood, Robert Walter

Hambone Relay is a soul jazz organ trio based in Philadelphia, PA. HR3 shrewdly explores the genres of soul, jazz, funk, R&B, blues, and rock. Their live performances deliver brazen jams and contagious grooves with a familiar yet altogether refreshing sonic palette, tipping a hat to such artists as Soulive, Grant Green, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and The New Mastersounds.

http://www.hambonerelay.com
https://www.facebook.com/HamboneRelay
http://www.youtube.com/HamboneRelay
http://www.reverbnation.com/hambonerelay