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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

What's happening through October 31, 2016

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

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

5:30pm to 7:30pm- Uke Fest 2016

8pm- Zamba 2 Samba
Genre: Roots Samba
For fans of: Marisa Monte, Elis Regina, Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Adoniran Barbosa

Conceived as a tribute to "Samba de Raiz" or roots samba, Zamba 2 Samba delves deep into Brazil's musical past offering reinterpretations of Brazil's most joyous music from the '40's, '50's & '60's. Led by Susan Justice's beautiful, clear voice and backed by both Brazilian and a revolving group of international musicians, Zamba 2 Samba will take you to a small samba club in Lapa, Rio...at least for the night.


9pm- Yellowcake 
Genre: Latin, Funk, Soul
For fans of:  Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Alice Russell, Jamiroquai, Ceu, Orgone, Lake Street Dive

Diversity is the key ingredient to the Yellowcake sound. With music that transcends culture, style and language, this NYC band is putting a global pulse on the city's music scene. Yellowcake officially formed in 2009 and today is a group of individuals who share a passion for creating original music that draws on their different backgrounds and musical influences. From the cross-genre melding of Latin rhythms with funk grooves to the group's unique combination of musicians, you never know what you might see, hear, or feel at a Yellowcake show. Come vibe.


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 O’Hara).

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.)


SUNDAY 10/23
4pm - Moving Pictures: Halloween month!
It's that time of year to play dress up! And what better way to celebrate than to don pink cashmere and heels with Johnny Depp for Ed Wood! If you're going to deal with the Art! Of! Movies then you have the right outfit.  We continue with our impromptu Tim Burton week with Beetlegeuse, Beetlegeuse, Beetlegeuse! Wait, the 1988 audience couldn't spell? OK, fine, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! 

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

MONDAY 10/24
8pm- Wax-Stories on Vinyl
Howdy, WAXers! It's that time again! Roll on down to The Way Station and hear some funny/bizarre/life-affirming tales by our featured storytellers and of course, we always have spots for those of you who have a five-minute story about a song you're burning to tell--as long as you bring that song on vinyl so we can spin it right after your tale! 

8pm- 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


9pm- Octopus 2000
Genre: Rock / Groove / Instrumental
For fans of: Hiatus Kaiyote, Jojo Mayer, Animals as Leaders, MONO, Consider the Source 

Octopus 2000 is an instrumental rock trio from NYC that combines the deep groove and lush harmony of Neo-Soul with the diverse textures and intricate song structures of Progressive Rock. The music of Octopus 2000 moves through different moods just as it features different styles. From the dark and thoughtful, to the light and carefree, to the wondrous and heavy, the feelings switch just as often as the time signatures. Always with head nodding groove and big soundscapes, Octopus 2000’s music is a collage of their many influences, and a celebration of diversity in music. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkrwyE6r6kHtyUO4EdrLEcA https://www.facebook.com/octopus2000/?fref=ts

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- Trumpet Grrrl
Genre: Pop, Rock, Classical, Soul
For fans of: Nina Simone, David Bowie, Sarah Bareilles, Janelle Monae

Trumpet, low sultry female vocals and keys combined into songwriting that includes hints of pop, rock, classical and soul music.  Songs vary in style, some play around with the time signature and sound while others are straight forward pop music.  In addition to trumpet, the vocals offer a unique element as they are deep and smoky compared to the average female singer.

“Trumpet Grrrl’s low and sultry voice and her trumpet skills blow the listener’s minds” - The Music Historian
“Standout Track: No. 2, 'Amaryllis,' whose jazzy melody and smoky trumpet prelude wouldn’t sound out of place soundtracking an early Spike Lee film.” - The Washington City Paper


9pm- Clarinet Milk
Genre: Popular/Experimental
For Fans of: Frank Zappa, Arcade Fire, Radiohead

Description: Attempting to defibrillate popular music.


10pm- TBD

11pm- Arjun
Genre: Instrumental Rock
For fans of: Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, Charlie Hunter

ARJUN, the three-piece instrumental band from New York, has been trailblazing their own hybrid of rock and improvisational jazz since 2003. Made up of Eddie Arjun Peters (guitar), Lamar Myers (drums), and Andre Lyles (bass), ARJUN fuses the power of rock with improvisational alternative jazz, resulting in a delicate balance of intricately crafted melodies backed by powerhouse musicianship.

“ARJUN has truly developed an eargasmic experience that is likely to place the band among some of the greatest performers of our time.” – G&S

“The combo of a solid and expressive rhythm section in the form of Myers and Lyles and the artistic vision and technical prowess of Peters come together to create a very unique listening experience.” – Windslow Review 


7pm- Astronomy On Tap

The vast majority (citation needed, but probably) of astronomers alive today can trace their interest to Star Trek! We love it, you love it too! So, we're gonna celebrate like it's 50 years old, BECAUSE IT IS!

We'll be celebrating the culture and science of the Star Trek universe, and to help ring in the golden anniversary, the the way station will be tapping a full keg of Shmaltz Brewing Company's OFFICIAL Golden Anniversary Ale! How can we top ourselves with this?! With INCREDIBLE PRIZES THAT WE'VE BEEN SAVING JUST FOR THIS!!!

Cosplay is ABSOLUTELY encouraged, cause hey, it's also almost Halloween!

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 10/28
8pm- Mar Sala
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


9pm- Brain Salt
Genre: Electronic Rock n Roll
For fans of: Ween, Koji Kondo

Brain Salt Celebrates Halloween: Nintendo's Greatest Hits


10pm- 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.


11pm- Annie Pichan
Genre: Jazz, Soul, Funk, Pop
For fans of: Sia, St. Vincent, Annie Lennox 

Originating from jazz roots with influences from the great Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Annie performed within the Detroit jazz circuit prior to attending Berklee College of Music in 2011 to study songwriting and composition. Jazz meets electro-soul, quirky songwriting and storytelling for an eclectic and immersive evening. She is based out of Brooklyn, and her EP is set for release in late 2016.


3 Days of Costumes & Horror & Fun

4pm- Readers of the Lost Arc - The Haunting of Hill House

Join the best book club in Brooklyn as we get spooooooky for our October book, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson!  This is a quick read at only 200 pages, so I hope to see you there!

6pm to 7:30pm- The War of the Worlds - A live radio play on stage
What could be better on Halloween weekend than preparing for an alien invasion?

War of the Worlds, the 1938 radio broadcast that convinced the country that Martians had invaded.  This Halloween, the In Between's staged adaptation of Orson Welles broadcast will take you inside the radio station, where shennanigans ensue and aliens might just be real... Free admission! Though we suggest a donation of 5-10 dollars to cover the show. 

Directed by Chris Erlendson and Jenna Schlags
Kendra Augustin
Chris Erlendson
Victoria Giambalvo 
Jenna Schlags
Music and scoring by Michael Drabik

8pm- Illiterate Light
Genre: Experimental, Indie
For fans of: Flaming Lips / Jack White / Black Keys

Formed in the summer of 2015, Illiterate Light was shaped using the confines of the duo line-up to push new creative avenues of expression; Gorman and Cochran shift from
producing a huge rock sound to quiet and off-beat moments of vulnerability at the drop of a peach. Both members share a love of songwriting and recording structure, as well as a desire to make each live performance a visceral and memorable experience.


9pm- Elaine Amherd
Genre: Groovy Funky Jazz, Brazilian/Latin Pop
For fans of: Sade, Seu Jorge

Hot genre-busting Swiss-born, New York-based female singer, guitar player and songwriter combines Brazilian and Latin rhythms along with contemporary Jazz and Pop vocals to create a fresh sound, completely her own.

"She sounds like what would happen if Norah Jones let her inner Patty Smyth (of Scandal), Pat Benatar, and Natalie Cole out. This is the Pop music, Pop music itself forgot it could be.” - This Is Book’s Music

"Eliane Amherd sounds like a Sheryl Crow with a jazz and world-music sensibility." - InaBlueMood


10pm- As Lolas
Genre: Brazilian Psychedelic Rock
For fans of: Os Mutantes, Rita Lee, Sergio Dias

Five hardcore NYC Pros joined forces to rock your world with screaming guitar solos, thundering drum rolls, funkafied bass lines and four voice heavy harmonies!  Ever since their first concert in Harlem’s “Shrine” in February 2014, As Lolas are taking NYC over by storm. The band appears in NYC’s hottest clubs like SOB’s, Nublu and the Way Station, and toured Switzerland in 2014 and just returned hot from a Swiss tour in February 2015. 
“I hereby declare that AS LOLAS Are undeniably Mutantes, The best part besides their musicianship is the fact that they will Rock your socks off!” Sergio Dias, ( founding member of the legendary band “Os Mutantes” ) 

"As Lolas kick ass, they are a great band, they drew a crowd from the boardwalk and entertained the people like magic. Their musicianship, infectious energy and exciting set of Brazilian rock music got everyone dancing” - Jen Gapay, producer NY Burlesque and Boylesque Festival and Summer events at Coney Island.

“I ended up at your show at NUBLU. It blew my mind. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you play again!” Sean, a fan!


11pm- 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.


SUNDAY 10/30
4pm - Moving Pictures: Halloween month!

Happy Halloween! I expect to see you all in some sort of costume today. We finish up the month with a sing-a-long two-fer! Today starts with 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog', and I know you know ALL the words, so we'll have a wonderful time being evil! And then, it's a Halloween movie, no, it's a Christmas movie, or is it both? Yes, it's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas', which is totally a Halloween movie... Stick around for Halloween Nerdeoke!

10pm - Nerdeokeween! Kostume Karaoke!

10pm- Sexiest Costume
11pm- Funniest Costume
12am- Scariest Costume
1am- Best Costume

MONDAY 10/31
4:30pm- Revenge of Monster Movie Mondays
Hosts: Marc Abbot and Ed Reynolds

The Thing (From Another World)
Nightmare on Elm Street

Evil Dead Costume Contest!

11pm- Rocky Horror Picture Show