Thursday, February 11, 2016

What's happening through March 5, 2016

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

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


Wasabassco presents:
with Nasty Canasta and Sapphire Jones

An alternative to the late-night TV sausagefest, 2 DESKS is a live striptease talk show hosted by ecdysiast bon vivants Nasty Canasta and Sapphire Jones. From the stage of Brooklyn's historic Way Station theater, Nasty and Sapphire present the naked and the interesting - artists, comedians, burlesque dancers, and the generally fascinating - requiring only that all their guests take their pants off, and be devastatingly witty and intelligent while they do it.

Guests for the first episode include Chris Harder, Hazel Honeysuckle and Matthew Holtzclaw, with bandleader Wae Messed.

2 Desks. No Suits.

7:30 doors. Show at 8:00
$20 advance-sale guaranteed seating (limited to 30)
$15 GA at the door (mixed bar seating and standing)

The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

8pm- The Sleeping Tongues
Genre: Indie/Post-Punk/Folk/Pop
For fans of: The Clash, The Killers, The Cure, New Order, The Jam, Interpol

Shoe move rock.  The Sleeping Tongues deliver intriguing music that makes you want to do things... The Brooklyn-based band hints at the genres of post-punk, rock, folk, indie and Caribbean music.  They bring the key elements of rhythm, hooks, sensible oddity, penetrating vocals and an energized performance.

9pm- Shayfer James
Genre: Folk Rock/Noir Pop Singer Songwriter
For fans of: Tom Waits, Danny Elfman, Fiona Apple

Shayfer James weaves surprisingly genuine musical landscapes that evoke the gauzy, sweaty sexuality of gulf-coast barrooms and the fantastical, narcotic mysticism of a Lewis Carroll-inspired three-ring circus. Mr. James' noir-infused, piano driven music swaggers from dark danceable anthems to harrowing ballads with jazz lilted satire and whiskey-dirt grit.

"New & Noteworthy Alternative" - iTunes

"Rich orchestration swells over James’ melodic bellows and conjures up a dark and sinful scene underscored by mischievous charm". -

10pm- Empire Beats
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Rock/Roll&Soul, Real Music
For fans of: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Alabama Shakes, The Shirelles

Join glamorous jazz chanteuses and gutsy blues shouters of the sensational Blue Flame Revue front Mark Boquist’s five to nine piece rhythm band Empire Beats as they explore an expanding book of Rock/Roll&Soul music ~ familiar and forgotten hits from the past and funky new originals. With songs from every side of the love equation, Empire Beats' energetic revue recalls Rhythm & Blues showcases of another era. Not necessarily retro, definitely not nostalgia, it's real live music that will make you shake your ass.

8pm- Maya Sharpe
Genre: Folk, Soul, Jazz 
For fans of: Erykah Badu and Amel Larrieux  

Indie jazz with undertones of folksy soul.  Combining layers of complex melody lines and image-inducing lyrics, it moves fluidly in-between genres. 

“She has a light, country-tinged, voice with an attractive fragility to it: her voice and Handy's soprano sax form an affecting combination.” - All About Jazz 

9pm- James Labrosse Collective
Genre: Flamenco-Jazz

For fans of: Paco de Lucia, Vicente Amigo

The James Labrosse Collective performs a diverse repertoire of music with influences from across the globe. Performing original music by James Labrosse, and covers by greats such as Paco de Lucia, and Vicente Amigo.  Traces can be found from Flamenco, Jazz, Latin American, to Asian musical influences. Always featuring talented special guests in the Collective, James Labrosse promises a unique musical experience aimed to navigate the listener to other cultures.

10pm- Gentleman Brawlers
Genre: Afropop 
For fans of: TuNeYaRdS & Stereolab

Gentleman Brawlers are a funky 5-Piece band known for intense performances that walk the lines between slick songcraft, theatrical flair, and sonic experimentation. 2014 was a landmark year for the band, drawing critical acclaim in the New York and London Music Press. Brooklyn’s influential magazine The Deli listed them among their top 10 emerging New York bands, and Veteran BBC music writer Tom Robinson offered lavish praise for the group, noting the “silken female vocals” and “micron-precision drum grooves.” Robinson went on to call the ’Brawlers “a band that will take over the world” if they manage to pen the right song. Led visually by vocalist/dancer Becca Fox’s compelling sense of stagecraft, the Gentleman Brawlers are a sight & a sound you don't want to miss! 

"A virtuoso live band of this calibre – grooving together like a beautifully engineered machine – topped off with silken female vocals...Liquid and inventive township style guitars, micron-precision drum grooves, yes… but what’s nailing it all together is a bassist with the effortless rhythmic flick of a Norman Watt-Roy or a James Jamerson."—BBC's Tom Robinson, Fresh On the Net, Fresh Faves  "It had me on the funky intro. Great fusion of afro-soul, and dreamy synth pop, driven by a tight bassline and interesting guitar riffs. Lots of elements coming together beautifully." - David Durant, Fresh On the Net, UK Weekly Listening Post

11pm- Shareef Keyes & The Groove
Genre: Funk
For fans of: Thundercat, Janelle Monae, J Cole

Keyes' upcoming LP Cooking Something features a new sonic climate curated by Shareef Keyes and his older brother Glo. Similar to their work on the Electronic Fox EP, the sibling duo spent countless hours at their private family-owned studio in midtown Manhattan honing a new sound that mixes Motown and jazz-funk fused with a hard hip-hop undertone. The crooner hand-selected a team of NYC's finest instrumentalists and formed The Groove, a band of former students from Berklee College of Music and The Juilliard School, giving the Keyes brothers the ability to orchestrate live performance influenced, sample-free music.

“The multi-dimensional artist has developed his own sound that fuses P funk, hard hip-hop drums and melodic jazz chords. With his music, Shareef Keyes intends on using sonically pleasing songs to spread meaningful messages to consumers, hoping each and every listener learns and is inspired from the audio experience.” - The Source

7-9pm Sex On Tap: Coupling (A Valentine's Day Special)  

Looking for a new date? Tired of swiping left? Think love stinks? Romance is in the air - discover the most direct, the most surprising, and the most uncommon ways creatures pair off on our planet. You might even come up with few new tactics for yourself!    

10pm- 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!

11pm- Juan M Soria
Genre: Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 
For fans of: Dave Matthews, The Beatles, Soda Stereo and Gustavo Cerati

Based in Brooklyn, Juan M Soria is a Singer-Songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is launching his first soloist album recorded and produced by Fabian "Tweety" Gonzalez called "Erase Una Vez."

8pm- Lesley Kernochan
Genre: Country, Folk 
For fans of: ​Patty Griffin, Nora Jones 

Sweet potato soup with some spicy croutons.

“Filled with unending smile‐inducing brilliance!” ‐ KBOO Radio, Portland OR


9pm- The Messy Beds
Genre: Progressive Folk
For fans of: Dando Shaft, The Lumineers, The Decemberists, DMB, Tallest Man on Earth

Progressive/Psychodelic folk music featuring mandolin, double bass, guitar, and a teddy bear.

10pm- The Grey Man
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Hendrix / Petty / Can

"The Grey Man" bring "Kraut - Rock" to the new world. Fronted by native "Kraut", and Brooklyn transplant David Kay, the trio also consists of Matt Holt on bass (a real NYC-man) and Moroccan Sam Rekaibi on drums. Formed at the deep end of the Gowanus Canal (in the winter of 2013), the trio transformed a good portion of the best decades of rock into dynamic and eclectic loudness. Some sparks of emotion and light shine through their straightforward compositions and might bring up fond memories of past high times of songwriting.

11pm- The Travelers
Genre: Rock-Hop/Funk & Blues/Stoner Soul
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'll take you places in the universe you've never been.

8pm- Kenny Young & the Eggplants
Genre: Intergalactic Folk-and-Roll
For fans of: Fountains of Wayne. Honestly, the Eggplants don’t sound all that much like anyone in particular, but DJs frequently play us alongside other musicians with oddball lyrics and catchy tunes, including 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. (But we really don’t sound like any of them … and some people think Kenny sounds like Tom Petty!)

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

“They mix the wit of Jonathan Richman with the sound of the Nico-era Velvets to create a surreal and satirical gumbo.” - Sunday Herald

“A wonderful weird band” - The Scotsman

"Surreal entertainment ... energetic, unpredictable and fun ... There is genius among the Eggplants." - Sunday Mail

“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

"The most amazing, amusing, wonderful, whacky band in this or any other town." - Alexander McCall Smith (author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)

"Aubergenius!" - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

"An endearingly oddball trio, carving their singular niche somewhere between whimsy, psychedelia, and classic lo-fi pop." - The Scotsman

"Brooklyn's finest ... They channel the spirit of Jonathan Richman into a sort of wonky Velvet Underground/Beach Boys hybrid that has to be seen to be believed." - Sunday Herald
Video game – “Attack of the Maniac Librarian” – based on an Eggplants song:

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- 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 allllllll like drinking. And music. And attention. Our music is a mix of traditional folk, unconventional covers, and irreverence. And drinking. Did we mention the drinking?

11pm- 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

3:30pm- Special Invite Only screening of
Please visit here to attend.
Featuring special guests Bandits on the Run and Moondrunk

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 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. Marta's original compositions are a cross over between the Flamenco air of Seville and the eclectic sounds of New York City.

She has a total of 3 albums in the market: Primavera (2008) Take Me to Bahia (2009) and her third album, Entre 2 Rivers (2014), produced by Alejandro Zuleta, an accomplished composer, musician, singer and producer from Colombia, has the collaboration of LA SHICA  in her version of LOS CUATRO MULEROS. 

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

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9pm- Eric Vitoff
Genre: looping/acoustic/house/dance
For fans of: Daft Punk, James Blake, Reggie Watts, John Mayer, Bag Raiders

Long Island born and raised and now Brooklyn based, Eric Vitoff's tunes toe the imaginary line between the genres of house/dance and acoustic singer-songwriter. Equipped just with an acoustic guitar and some effects pedals, he builds pulsing, colorful beats that make your feet move and your mind wonder just where all those sounds are coming from.

10pm- Baghdad BrooK & the Element
Genre: "Element Music"

A wide based fusion of Soul, Jazz, Groove, Funk played by an array of different musicians. Laced with skillful MC'ing to compliment the arrangements.

Live Performance Snippets:

Official Visuals for "Humans Being" by (co director) Baghdad BrooK 
(Dir. By Maurice Keyes):

"Pardon My PROcrastination" EP by Baghdad BrooK:

11pm- Joint Effort
Genre: Hip Hop Fusion
For fans of: The Roots, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Soulive, Black Star

Conscious Hip Hop lyrics over Blues, Rock, Jazz, and Groove driven jams. Improvisation at every turn. 

"They may only be three-strong, but Joint Effort have the musical chops and talent of a dozen. With guitar riffs supplied by Neil Durr, the musicality has strong similarity to the jams of Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughan, capturing some of the essence of blues and blending it with their rock and hip-hop bedrock. Flawless bass lines from the hands of Durr's brother Evan tie together the sick string work with the lyrically-rich verses spilled by vocalist Eric Means. Laying down equal parts philosophy and commentary." - Deli Magazine

8pm- Andrew Kirell
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Alt-Country
For fans of: The Walkmen, Bruce Springsteen, Townes Van Zandt

Andrew Kirell is a Brooklyn-based songwriter whose music sounds like 2016 going on 1966. Nostalgic, melancholic, and cathartic—like a sip of rock 'n' roll at a rowdy whiskey bar.

"Like an alt-country Ian Curtis" - The Stag Blog

9pm- Violet
Genre: Rock and Roll, Folk Rock
For fans of: Buffalo Springfield, The Pretenders, Van Morrison, Tim Buckley, Cowboy Junkies

Violet plays acoustic/electric folk-rock and roll. Buffalo Springfield and Tim Buckley meet the Pretenders get filtered through a Marc Chagall painting and slapped on 2 inch analog tape.

“Meredith Minogue and James Barry are 'Violet', and The Last Cathedral is their hypnotic, profoundly potent, second album… this shit is the real deal." - The Big Takeover

“The songwriting duo of Meredith Minogue and Jim Barry creates pliant and supple pop with shades of Cowboy Junkies and Yo La Tengo, though more cosmopolitan than the first and more alert than the latter… Violet is texturally complex and lyrically ambitious….Minogue and Barry deliver an impressive and habit-forming record.” - Performing Songwriter’s Top 10 Independent Release choice.

10pm- Moondrunk
Genre:  Indie Singer/Songwriter
For fans of:  The XX, Ben Harper, First Aid Kit

Moondrunk is a New York-based folk duo that jumps from heartbreak to humor before you can finish your whiskey.  Andrew Bancroft’s original lyrics and guitar licks are complemented by Ashley Flanagan’s powerful vocals.  They will be joined by the talented multi-instrumentalist Yair Evnine on cello. If the mood strikes, you may be privy to an audience-inspired freestyle rap.  Either way, you will hear something unique.

Bancroft has been has been featured on MTV’s TRL and in Rolling Stone and TIME.  
"Even better, Ashley Perez Flanagan…delivers a sweetly touching 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall.'" –The New York Times (review of Evita)

11pm- Michael Drabik
Genre: Blues/Soul 
For fans of: John Mayer, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix Guitar music with pop influences 

The Way Station turns 5!  Come Celebrate our 5th anniversary!

9pm- 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- SALT
Genre: Minor Jazz
For fans of: Francoise Hardy, Hot Club de Norvege, and Marlene Dietrich

Listening to SALT, you can close your eyes and be transported to a dimly lit cafe in Europe. Tone croons in french and her native norwegian, and mixes in a few american standards with her own original songs. The trio is complete with the soulful gypsy-jazz violinist, Kensuke Shoji, and the sultry bass player, Michael Gam.

9pm- Three Pints Shy

Genre: Irish Rock
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2

10pm- Joe Young
Genre: Folk + Classical
For fans of: Gabriel Kahane, The Lone Bellows, Punch Brothers

You’ll hear harmonies, classical music elements, and acoustic sound. “Truthiness” without pretentiousness.

11pm- Junkyard Dogs

8pm- August West
Genre: Grateful Dead tribute

Weekly acoustic music gatherings at guitarist Rip Westmoreland's house usually focused on bluegrass and the great American songbook.  After five years of the Thursday night acoustic sessions, the thought of plugging in some amps took off.  "Next thing you know we had something real.  We'd been playing together; so we had the foundation, trust, vocal blend, musical respect and awareness of space that a band needs. Plus we were friends, so it was fun and easy to relate it to these tunes..."

10pm- 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.

11pm- Damian Quinones
Genre: Rock and Roll
For fans of: Funkadelic, WAR, Os Mutantes, Bood, Sweat, and Tears, Willie Colon, Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Akin to a mix tape made from his uncle's old vinyl collection, Damian Quiñones is sonically funky, expansive and colorful. Quiñones songwriting is a heady stew of 60's rock and roll, Nuyorican funk, with a nice helping of Tropicalia, and Afro-Caribbean sounds to boot.

"Damian Quiñones y Su Conjunto’s new album Gumball Ma-Jumbo - streaming in its entirety online - is a masterpiece of tunesmithing, an intricate mix of oldschool late 60s style psychedelic soul, rock and pop spiced with salsa, luscious horn charts, bubbling keys and nasty guitars." - Lucid Culture

8pm- Fingers DelRay
Genre: Blues, Boogie Woogie
For fans of: BB King, Mose Allison

Toby "Fingers" DelRey developed his hot stylings while a lad at the St. Ignatius Orphanage for Wayward Sinners. Sister Serenity, a crusty old nun with a musical bent, sensed the child's prodigious talent and, taking him under her wing, tutelaged him with a combination of Jelly Roll Morton, Johann Sebastian Bach and a strict regimen of dowsing the keyboard of the rectory piano -- a 1911 Flambe-Carbone upright -- with a solution of molasses and 190 proof corn liquor, setting it ablaze with the cherry of her White Owl and forcing the young genius to extinguish the flames with his speedy scales. 
As Finger's remarked recently in a rare moment of verbal lucidity: "The blues is in my blood, the stride is in my soul and the fire is in my heart."

"Thanks a lot for sending me your album. I've been playing it on my show...lot's of good tracks!" - Norman Davis "Midnight Flyer" syndicated radio host (streamed from KYOU San Francisco, CA)
"One of the best piano players of the last ten years in the blues self release scene.......Fine style, great musical taste!" - Simone Bargelli (dj for "Rock n Blues Today", Italy)

Soul Bag (France-Le Magazine Francais du blues et de la Soul #198, Avril-Mai-Juin 2010) Toby "Fingers" Del Rey **** 4 stars!( Excellent, un disque sans déchet. Ou presque...)

"Kind of avante-garde blues with a touch of Chico Marx!" - David Bennett Cohen, pianist with Country Joe and the Fish, Elvin Bishop, Hubert Sumlin and Jimmy Vivino

9pm- The Jazz Thieves
Genre: Jazz/Rock
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Sufjan Stevens, Bjork

The Jazz Thieves are a group of jazz musicians from Brooklyn, NY.  Their music "steals" elements from other different styles of music and brings them to jazz.  Like true thieves, they improvise while sticking to a plan, and rely on a "certain set of skills" to help them make music. The band features the dynamic vocalist Matt Robbins, in addition to Ayumi Ishito on sax, Garrett Manley on guitar, Carter Bales on drums, and John Gray, the leader of The Jazz Thieves, on bass.

10pm- Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak
"You must not try to make love definite. It is the divine accident of life.”

So said Sherwood Anderson in his great book, Winesburg, Ohio. Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak knows all about accidents. Of birth. Of place and strange times. Of music heard through screen windows in summer, of lonely faces in discos while blizzards raged outside in the Northern night.

What’s a young criminal to do? Read every book he can get his hands on, obsess over record club 45s, play the theme song to MASH over and over on a rented trumpet, lose a thousand fistfights till he finally wins one. Ride a stolen bike, a bus, a train, get out.

Years later, redemption at last. Robert Whaley is just about where he should be. Compared to everyone from David Byrne to Leonard Cohen, he’s been welcoming audiences into a private world of enchantment and debauchery, and oh the influences are clear:  Anderson (words and emotions), Fossee (dance and controlled hysteria), poetry (Artaud and

Whaley had a lot of practice riding the line between rock n’ roll, performance art, and stand up comedy as the front man for The Niagaras, a legendary force of Manhattan’s live music scene of 80s and 90s, when a wild front man could dance on bar tops and swing from the
rafters without getting banned, except for when he was: 

“Lunacy? Spectacle? And music too??”- Rene Chun, New York Times

No wonder the attraction included a “celebrity” following – everyone from Ethan Hawke to Kevin Spacey to Gwyneth Paltrow to the good people in Anthrax. 

As a songwriter, Whaley has covered a lot of ground and has shown range through a number of outlets.  He cowrote and recorded the original score for the feature film, Joe the King, starring Val Kilmer, and has also written for the stage –his rock musical Wrong Way Up ran off-Broadway at NYC’s Zipper Theater. He is currently working with playwright Matthew Freeman on a musical adaptation of the great 1908 novel, Buried Alive – now titled Selling Sacred Objects.

Meat Market Lullaby, the second album from Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak, reflects an obsession with pre-1974 soul, filled with nuance and tender bitter sweetness.  Jazz pianist Mara Rosenbloom sets the tone with her loose/attacking, touch on grand piano and Rhodes. Pete O’Connell lends a sophisticated sense of drive and counterpoint as both bassist and co-arranger. Whaley’s long-time collaborator, lead guitarist and singer, Tony Grimaldi, shines with masterful harmonies and chunky guitar lines.  Chris Schultz, percussionist with Blue Man Group, shimmers, cascades and of course, rocks.

Recorded live in the studio with a minimum of overdubs, a maximum of misfit charm, and this: “Only the few know the sweetness of the twisted apples.” (Sherwood Anderson, again.)

4pm - Moving Pictures: Samurai Jack
"Gotta go back, back to the past, Samurai Jack!" Remember when Cartoon Network had shows at night that didn't involve profanity and awkward situations? No, I don't either, EXCEPT for this gem. Let us know if there's something you want to see - every show is so great, it might be hard picking favorites!

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

8pm- Tom Moran
Genre- Singer Songwriter
For fans of- James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams

At 16, Tom Moran walked into a Starbucks and stole a Bob Dylan CD. Later that week he sat in Penn Station with his headphones on and really heard Dylan for the first time. Since that day, songwriting has been Tom's passion and life force. You'll hear influences from country to folk, even to heavy metal. Most of all you'll hear the influence of the great singer songwriters of the 60's and 70's.

“Tom Moran Is The Greatest Songwriter You Have Never Heard Of” - Sparkboom

9pm- New Song Project

10pm- Tankbark
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Gillian Welch, Gram Parsons, Angel Olsen

Formed in Minneapolis and residing in Brooklyn, Tanbark is a sometimes acoustic duo, sometimes country band with an all the time affinity for close harmonies and lonesome melodies.

11pm- TBD

8pm- Marc Delgado
Genre: Alt-Rock/Americana/Folk
For fans of: R.E.M/Son Volt/Bob Dylan/Pavement/Grant Lee Buffalo

Marc Delgado’s songs are eclectic & unexpected & deal with characters trying to make sense of the American Landscape.

9pm- Megan 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

10pm- Chris J. Connolly
Genre: Alternative/Folk/Rock/Pop
For fans of: Neil Young, Radiohead, James Taylor, Amos Lee

Weaving between two continents, Chris J. Connolly’s music has been his support system and a reflection of his journeys. Originally from Staffordshire, England, Chris spent his early years performing in hometown venues before eventually crossing the Atlantic to reside in his current home on Long Island. Inspired by both early American roots music and modern alt-rock, Chris grew to craft his own unique style of writing and phrasing that moves between sublime, evolving and hook based melodies.

"Chris J Connolly is the kind of artist who can create cuts as emotionally affecting as 'Not Alone' and 'Black Swan,' and the impossibly lovely 'Can We Go Now' without getting stuck in the tar pit of sentimentality." - The Big Takeover Magazaine, issue #76

"a rewarding listen (that) packs some impressive emotional heft and compelling songwriting... top-notch pop/folk fusion that’s pure ear candy" -

11pm- Shaeera
Genre: Indie Acoustic/Indie Pop

Shaeera is an indie-acoustic singer/songwriter based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She loves to mix her love for rich vocals by incorporating harmonies into her music, influenced by the work of artists such as Imogen Heap or Alt-J. 

“Shaeera Tariq is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, educator, and lover of puns. You can catch her at the Punderdome 3000 or various open mics and venues in the city.”

8pm- Treadwell
Genre: Alternative/Experimental
For fans of: Radiohead, Explosions in the Sky, Minus the Bear

An experimental rock project based out of New Haven, CT, Treadwell provides for its listeners a melodic blend of keyboard and intricate guitar, flowing in between smooth vocals, catchy bass lines and edgy drums.

9pm- The Delorean Sisters
Genre: Bluegrass versions of 80’s 1 hit wonders
For fans of: Mr. T, Rubik's Cube, explicit lyrics stickers on CDs

Ever wonder what it would sound like if Depeche Mode went back in time to 1927, hit up the nearest whiskey still and grabbed a banjo? Ever wish the Carter Family played at your prom – in 1985? Well, you’re in luck: the DeLorean Sisters reimagine synth-pop hits and keytar karaoke staples as old timey, early 20th century Americana.  It’s Marty McFly with a washboard; the Dust Bowl meets the Superbowl Shuffle. You'll never hear Toto the same way again.

"The Delorean Sisters view the ’80s through sepia-tinted glasses, covering new-wavey classics like the Eurythmics' 'Here Comes the Rain Again' in a vintage-folk style, complete with banjos and earthy harmonies." - Time Out

10pm- A Valley Son
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Father John Misty and Band of Horses

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.

11pm- Mike O'Malley & the Beastie Band
Genre: Screamer-Songwriter.
For fans of: Tom Waits, Glen Hansard, The Decemberists, Fiona Apple

Mike O'Malley carries a lot of anger around. He endeavors to funnel said extra energy into a rollicking, kinetic set of folk songs for drinking, howling, and stomping to. He would specifically love to howl with you. 

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8pm- 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 mandolin and guitar and Sean Muzzi on bass.

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9pm- The Travelers
Genre: Rock-Hop/Funk & Blues/Stoner Soul
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'll take you places in the universe you've never been.

10pm- The Fantastic Plastics
Genre: Neo New Wave 
For fans of: Devo, The Flaming Lips, Man or Astroman?, B-52s, The Faint, The Cars, Blondie, The White Stripes

If Devo and The White Stripes hooked up and had a love child that child would be The Fantastic Plastics. A 2 piece Girl/Boy combo, The Fantastic Plastics deliver big sound with their Moog synth, big rock guitars, and electro drum and bass. Their electric stage show is enhanced with vintage TVs, and Atari Video Music machine, costumes, and songs you can’t help but sing along to all night long.  We Are Obsolete!
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11pm- The Sky Captains of Industry
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Rock and Roll
For fans of: David Bowie, Devo, Queen

The Sky Captains of Industry came from the future to inform you about the upcoming apocalypse and/or to rock it to rubble. Are they men? Are they machines? Will they indeed save the rest of your heart?

While allegories dressed as science fiction may not be new to this world, they’ve never been more aesthetically pleasing than they are here. I mean, at bottom, once you strip away all the concept and metaphor, Rocket City is just a really, really great sounding record of awesome songs.” - Chris Michael, Eat That Guitar