Friday, February 3, 2017

What's happening through February 21, 2017





THURSDAY 2/16
8pm- Hunt for Hunter
Genre: Alt-Folk, Rock
For fans of: Nickel Creek, Mumford and Sons, Arcade Fire, Manchester Orchestra

A typical Hunt for Hunter performance will find Hunter singing and playing violin while Hunt plays guitar and cajon with his feet. It’s an unusual setup, but one that allows for a full, organic sound that perfectly suits their blues/folk-oriented style. Their live show combines musical virtuosity with painstakingly honest songs and an easygoing, intimate stage presence.


9pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana, Country, Blues
For fans of: Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Lightning Hopkins

Unsigned, unasked and unapologetic, Cancion is a true DIY singer/songwriter. His songwriting ranges from outlaw country stylings and driving blues/rock raptures, to gorgeously vulnerable, raw, gentle music. He is often accompanied by Alex Whelan, on backup vocals and guitar, blending tight harmonies with a broken down home guitar attack.


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


FRIDAY 2/17
Doors at 8:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. 
Wasabassco's All The Way
Wasabassco brings it all to Fridays at The Way Station. It's the monthly show where we raise the stage and clear the floor to create an atmosphere to party and enjoy a full evening of Wasabassco programming. 

Sets hosted by Kita St. Cyr and Sydni Deveraux with performances by Amuse Bouche, Puss-N-Boots, Peekaboo Pointe, Qualms Galore and Jenny C'est Quoi. Plus Interstitial Go-Go and goodies. 

- $20 General Admission to the night. Standing and limited seating.
- VIP Table for 2 people, up close and personal, the best seats in the house. $70 - Purchase of table includes admission for 2 people.
- Hightop Table for 3 people $90. - Purchase of table includes admission for 3 people.

SATURDAY 2/18
8pm- Divining Rod
Genre: Folk, Blues
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


9pm- 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.


10pm- Viva
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Chryssie Hynde, Jimi Hendrix

Viva plays guitar like a flaming sword, a screaming train, a ringing bell, and a scratching chicken. She sings like if Freddy Mercury had been a woman. She's played everywhere from Bonnaroo to Monterey Jazz Fest, and been featured in Guitar Player Magazine.

“The love child of Little Richard and Joan Jett” - The Aquarian


11pm- TBD

SUNDAY 2/19 
4pm- Moving Pictures: To Wong Foo & Priscilla
Hosted by Alex D.!  February is double billing month! This week we're going to be fabulous (and watch movies with insanely long titles!) We start with To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo are drag queens going cross-country in a Cadillac. Then we watch the Australian movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Yes, that's Hugo Weaving in the ABBA-like outfit!

9pm- Nerdeoke - Hosted by Joe Rude of the Kings of Karaoke!

MONDAY 2/20
CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE.  Will be back open on Tuesday!

TUESDAY 2/21
8pm- Caspar Allen
Genre: Americana

https://casperallen.bandcamp.com/album/carving-creases

9pm- Michael Drabik
Genre: Blues/Soul 
For fans of: John Mayer, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix

michaeldrabik.com
https://michaeldrabik.bandcamp.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

www.thetravelers.nyc