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Thursday, August 18, 2016

What's happening through September 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.

9pm- Sho Ishikura
Genre: Soul/Funk
For fans of: D'angelo, Elliott Smith, Stevie Wonder

A unique, charismatic approach to soul music, incorporating funk rhythms and rock themes.  Shochan tends to stays true to the revisited classics he covers, but in his live show can effortlessly transition between crooning and carnal groove.  


10pm- Jenn Mundia
Genre:Acoustic Soul
For fans of: Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Lianne La Havas, Corinne Bailey Rae

Jenn Mundia is an acoustic soul songstress spreading her sultry vocals one song a time. Her poignant and relatable lyrics cut through the room when she tames her raw vocals to tell a story.  Mundia is not afraid to wail over the blues, but will ground you with messages of love and love lost. The intimate performances of this Brooklyn songbird are not to be missed!

"..a combination of ballad and acoustic soul, with longing and hopeful lyrics.
Jenn's band was tight and spot on all evening, navigating tight hits and quick melodies through a tapestry of soul sounds. Grounded by her long time bass player Tim Borecky, the band kept the crowd moving in their seats while her lyrics kept them listening."
-Feast Of Music


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. 


4pm - Readers of the Lost Ark reads Slaughterhouse Five

Join Brooklyn's most prestigious sci-fi/fantasy book club as we discuss Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five!

8pm- Lines West
Genre: Alt-Country, Rock, Pop
For fans of: Wilco, Paul McCartney, Jason Isbell, Big Star

Bridgeport, CT based Americana/Indie-pop band that has been described as "Simon and Garfunkel fronting Wilco or The Band".  

"Toe-tapping, head-bobbing, heart-swaying tunes of unrequited love, loss, and longing that etches a smile on your soul and a chorus in your head. This Bridgeport, CT duo writes songs that could be Simon & Garfunkel fronting Wilco (or The Band)" - Gary Gone, Cygnus Radio.  

"Perfectly crafted pop songs that should be all over terrestrial radio at the very least" - Review Stalker


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". - wnyc.org


10pm- 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


2pm to 4pm Closed for Private Party

4pm-Moving Pictures: Pirates!!
Hosted by Steph CW!  Shiver me liver!!  It's a pirate themed viewing of swashbuckling and silliness!  We start out with a classic pirate tale of old, from the depths of ye ole Disney ride entitled "Pirates of the Caribbean", the first in the series "The Curse of the Black Pearl".  Then we get super silly with "The Pirate Movie" a Gilbert and Sullivan (sort of) inspired musical from ye ole 1980's!  Come in pirate themed garb and win yer-self a prize.  

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

Surprise Entertainment Monday!!!
Come out for drink specials and possibly play some board games or watch silly movies.  The world is your oyster.

7pm- Runson Willis III
Genre: Experimental Blues, World
For fans of: Sounds for the soul

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


8pm- BYRN
Genre: Electropop
For fans of: BANKS, FKA Twigs, Selena Gomez, Florence and the Machine

Sultry electropop with a hint of R&B influence. 


9pm- Stephanie Rooker & Ben Tyree
Genre:  Soul, Jazz, Funk
For fans of:  Tuck & Patti, Joni Mitchell, Erykah Badu, Patty Griffin, Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth

Stephanie Rooker’s soul-shaking sounds range from saucy R&B to innovatively revived funk to jazz-infused ballads.  She delivers songs of personal and societal empowerment with a voice that is at once evocative & healing.  Guitarist Ben Tyree is a performer and composer of virtuosic ability, infectious groove, and eclectic tastes. Born in Washington, DC and based in Brooklyn, he leads the abstract jazz-funk trio BT3 while expressing a more introspective side on his classically-influenced solo debut, Thoughtform Variations. That versatility has led to work with artists as diverse as Vernon Reid, Valerie June, Elliot Sharp, Burnt Sugar and The Arkestra Chamber, to name a few.

“Potently intelligent, pensively psychedelic...What’s most impressive is how aware Rooker is. With her brooding, sometimes sultry, sometimes wounded voice, her lyrics draw just as deeply from conscious hip-hop as from classic soul and funk … brings back memories of acts like Sandra St. Victor back in the 90s." - delarue, Lucid Culture

“Rooker’s repertoire of songs, some channeling Mississippi blues, some channeling emotive rock vixens like Janis Joplin, some others channeling jazz songstresses like Nina Simone, and then the more nuanced of contemporary genre-bending artists like Meshell Ndegeocello, are all authentic expressions of who Rooker truly is. Rooker’s sojourn to Ghana, her formal jazz training, and her reverence for hip-hop are authentic to her experience as a singer/song-writer.” - Boyuan Gao, The Revivalist/Okayplayer.com


10pm- The Healing
Genre: Soul, Hip Hop

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

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

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


8pm- Rascals & Rogues

Genre: Ren Rock, Celtic, Folk

For fans of: Great Big Sea, Flogging Molly, The Pogues, Enter The Haggis

Rascals & Rogues is the New York Renaissance Faire's "house boy band" formed in 2012 by members of the performance cast.  These professional improv actors bring a unique brand of unpredictable shenanigans to every set and no two shows are ever the same!


9pm- Three Pints Shy
Genre: Irish Rock

For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2


10pm- Free Advice

Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Bob Dylan, Fleet Foxes, Lucius, Father John Misty, Blake Mills

Ben, Bailey, and Travis make up the unholy trinity, Free Advice: an acoustic band from Bushwick composed of super-friends, people that spend way too much time together. They made a record, but it sold out. They tried to tour, but they got lost. They guarantee (even if you are socially awkward) their original songs "will make you'll feel like you never left home."


11pm- Carissa and The Voodoo Lilies

Genre: Soul, R&B
For fans of: Hiatus Kaiyote, Billie Holliday, Fiona Apple  

This music is sultry, it's got blues and feelings of oldies meets indie. Somewhere in between the West Coast, Brooklyn, and Salvador da Bahia, Carissa got this sound. And then it got funked up with slap happy bass, jazz keys, and astrobeats. Groovy and juicy.

IG: @tiny_woman

8pm- Pale Mara
Genre: Folk, Rock, Country
For fans of: Fairport Convention / Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris / Graham Nash

Pale Mara is a new and exciting endeavor born from hearts of Lee and Al. Hailing from the north and south, and winding up in Brooklyn, their music is a passionate alchemy of the old and the new- blending the beauty of musical tradition with a restless and adventurous spirit.


9pm- 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.


10pm- People Skills
Genre: Rock
For fans of: The Who, Nirvana, Blind Faith, No Doubt, Cream, Ween, Sly and the Family Stone, Weezer

People Skills are a psychedelic pop rock trio from Brentwood, New Hampshire. They have been shredding the East Coast for more than five years, thrilling fans with their soaring, melodic riff-rock pop. The group consists of guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chelsea Paolini; her brother, drummer Andrew Paolini; and bassist/vocalist Greg Baldi. Their catchy, energetic songs feature precise, dramatic musicianship and effortless cohesion.  

“Paolini and the rest of the band are supremely confident musicians. It’s a hard-earned confidence—in the last three years, People Skills have become regular fixtures on the Seacoast scene, playing everywhere and anywhere they can. In a genre characterized by short, catchy songs, People Skills aren’t afraid to indulge in long solos...“People Are People Too” never feels boring, though—the hooks in each song are strong and will keep you coming back for another listen, and another, and so on.” - Larry Clow, The Wire

“Their music flows so well, it feels very natural and effortless, which is obviously not only a product of their talent, but also of how well they know each other.” - Heather Moreau, Seacoast Online


11pm- Mike O'Malley and 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. 

8pm- 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.” 

9pm- 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)

10pm- No Small Money Brass Band
Genre:  African, Carribean Brass Band, World
For fans of: Antibalas, Akoya Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Harry Belanfonte, Bob Marley, New Orleans Brass Band

No Small Money Brass Band is one of NYC's hottest dance party sensations. Inspired by the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean, the Regal Might of big brass, and you movin' to the groove, No Small Money is bringing something new to the dance floors of New York. African and Caribbean folk songs, pop classics and new moves guaranteed to make you shake 'em!


8pm-Queerious Trivia

Hosted by Ms Quizzle, Queerious Trivia is a monthly trivia night that caters to LGBTQIA and Queer identified people. It runs about 1.5-2 hours long and includes prizes, interactive games and two rounds of questions centered on a general theme. This event hopes to contribute to building community among the large number of queer identified people living in and near the Prospect Heights neighborhood.  Stay for the  DJ dance after-party.