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Monday, June 27, 2016

What's happening Through July 30, 2016


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

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

TUESDAY 6/28
8pm- Ellen Siberian Tiger + Mick Hargan + Cammy Black

Ellen Siberian Tiger
Genre: Indie, Folk Rock
For fans of: St. Vincent, The Dodos, The Tallest Man On Earth, Nirvana

We are Ellen Siberian-Tiger, a 7 piece indie/folk/rock band out of Boston. Come celebrate the release with us. We combine folk-inspired orchestral music with grunge/garage rock and we think we can make you happy!

“Led by Pennsylvania born-and-bred singer and guitarist Ellen Tiberio-Shultz, [Ellen Siberian Tiger] combined distortion with multi-instrumentation to build an intense sound around Ellen’s intricate fingerpicking technique and soulful vocals. . . their performance left me thirsty for more!” - Wendle McCardle of the Swollen Fox, a Philly-based music blog.

www.facebook.com/ellensiberiantiger  
https://ellensiberiantiger.bandcamp.com/

Mick Hargan
Genre: Folk 
For fans of: Springsteen, Glen Hansard, Pearl Jam

Sincere lyrics, nice and nasty vocals make Glaswegian Mick Hargan a compelling forced to be reckoned with. Always captivating audiences no two shows are ever the same 

"Falling Out Of You is stunning and on a par with Gray or Damien Rice, An Album both passionate and uplifting." - RIK FULTON-DAILY RECORD

"His Glaswegian growl of a speaking voice completely transformed into a powerful instrument." - BBC Radio 

https://open.spotify.com/album/3qeHPEALvR5LZJ6nz7SsFd

Cammy Black
Genre: Acoustic Rock and Roll
For fans of: Springsteen, Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon, Pearl Jam, Oasis , Tom Waits 

Honest, working class Rock and Roll stripped down to just Cammy and the acoustic guitar. 

www.facebook.com/cammyblackofficial 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yF7AtoJehTo

10pm- The Doubleclicks
Genre: Nerd Folk
For fans of: Kimya Dawson, Jonathan Coulton, Amanda Palmer, Tom Lehrer

The Doubleclicks are a folk-pop sister duo from Portland Oregon, who perform a delightful all-ages show with songs about Dungeons & Dragons, social awkwardness, believing in yourself and much more. The sisters play cello, guitar, ukulele -- and of course, their fan-favorite cat keyboard. Growing up in a musical family, sisters Angela and Aubrey Webber have played instruments their whole lives. But it wasn't until 2009 that Aubrey convinced her younger sister Angela to set her nerdy poems to music. The sisters put their new cello-infused singer-songwriter tunes on YouTube and quickly found that there was an audience for their music! Since then, The Doubleclicks have opened for nerd stars like Jonathan Coulton and Wil Wheaton, performed at dozens of conventions, libraries, colleges, comedy clubs and game stores around the US, Australia and Canada, and released more than 70 music videos on YouTube, where they have 13,000 subscribers and 2.9 million views. They have released four albums, a Christmas EP and an album of their music for children and host a monthly online concert for their fans. 

thedoubleclicks.com/photos-2/
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhxOQhbENeylsRkZek6dPQ-r95nbUyJod

11pm- Elijah Tucker
Genre: Rock, Soul, Folk
For fans of: Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, Philip Phillips

Elijah Tucker writes love-drunk odes to Goddesses of flesh and fantasy; loves Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder in equal measure; plays guitar with his eyes closed and sings with his mouth open. His most recent album, "Saturn" has earned raves from the
blogosphere. One fan, an ex-cop, told him: "When I just need to do some thinking, I put on 'Saturn' and cruise around the city." There are a lot of post-genre acts out there who say that no style or sound is off the table, but few make the transitions in between as well as Elijah Tucker. 

“Saturn” is [like] a good party: running with a life of its own but never quite out of control.” - Wildy Haskel, Wildy’s World

"It's a beautiful record." - Elvis Costello

www.elijahtucker.com/videos

WEDNESDAY 6/29
8pm- Bev Grant
Genre: Singer Songwriter
For fans of: Dixie Chicks, Iris Dement, Laura Love, Marianne Faithful

Bev Grant is a contemporary folk veteran,  a topical songwriter with heart and edge, telling life stories that celebrate South African grandmothers on a soccer team, salute a solitary old man who just won't leave his mountaintop in West Virginia, and the personal feelings about failed relationships. Backed up by Carolann Solebello, bass; Brien Brannigan, guitar; and Katherine Etzel, vocal. 

"Woody Guthrie meets Laura Nyro" - Mary Sue Twohy, Program Director at Sirius XM Radio

www.bevgrant.com

9pm- Stanley John Mitchell
Genre: Americana/singer -songwriter
For fans of: Mumford and Sons, Neil Finn, Chuck berry

Native New Zealander Stanley John Mitchell is a veteran of the New York alternative scene. After arriving here with legendary Kiwi band ‘The Drongos’ Stanley J soon established himself as a songwriting force. His current band ‘Stanley John Mitchell and his Band of Buddies’ plays original material inspired by the Americana/Roots American style he loves so much. These influence’s, along with Stan’s own South Pacific background make for a delightfully original sound.

“A delightful mélange of funk rhythms, country harmonies, precisely layered guitar counterpoint and airy folk-rock sounds, with many influences, old and new, absorbed into a delightfully original sound”. - Robert Palmer, New York Times

Stanleyjohnmitchell.com

10pm- The Boogaloo Special!
Genre: Boogaloo, Soul, Jazz
For fans of: Soul, Jazz, Funk, Boogaloo, Latin

The Boogaloo Special! mixes Latin, Soul, and Jazz music wrapped with infectious grooves that move your body and mind. Authentic sounds and instrumentation from the 60's and 70's with a modern approach to improvisation.

www.alistairsim.com

11pm- Time Machine Appetizer
Genre: Retro Instrumental 
For fans of: The Shadows, The Ventures, Booker T and the M.G.'s  

Drawn to the sounds of early guitar and organ-based rock instrumentals, this band of four originated this project at the Red Hook Bait and Tackle to great success and have now been playing together for years. 

THURSDAY 6/30
7pm- Astronomy on Tap-Astro101: The Basics

We're dustin' off the old college textbooks and exploring some of the basics in Astronomy 101. Let's look at the important stuff - what is a star? what is a planet? And we want to know what YOU want to know! What's that basic astronomy question that's been bugging you? What do you want to know that we've never covered? Or maybe, you just weren't listening, but either way - what do you want to know, people!?

10pm- 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

http://www.shayferjames.com

11pm- Lunifred Benjamin
Genre: Chamber Pop
For fans of: Father John Misty, Dirty Projectors, Sufjan Stevens

Blonde On Blonde with woodwinds

"It’s no exaggeration to say that this month we’re featuring someone we consider to be one of the most unique and exciting songwriters we’ve stumbled upon in a long time." - Seattle-based Turntable Kitchen
http://www.turntablekitchen.com/2015/03/tk042-lunifred-benjamin-selections-from-autumn-suite-for-august-minor/

"Remember first listening to GIRLS back in, oh, 2011? Now play this. You’re welcome." - Philly-based Yvyny
http://yvynyl.com/post/103136904932/premiere-lunifred-benjamin-brother-ray

lunifredbenjamin.com

FRIDAY 7/1
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.

https://soundcloud.com/palemara

9pm- The Interface Theory
Genre: Electro-Acoustic Jazz Rock
For fans of: Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Radiohead, Bad Plus

Ethan Cullinan (Vocals/Keys), Javier Urrutia (Guitar), Joe Stamm (Bass) and Pepe Benavidez (Drums) are the talented musicians behind “The Interface Theory”. Their new album, “Maya”, challenges the listener to explore identity in a rich and transforming musical narrative. Their performance brings a jazz-rock soundscape, with grooving rhythms, and evocative lyrics; you’ll be dancing and floating at the same time.

www.soundcloud.com/TheInterfaceTheory
www.facebook.com/TheInterfaceTheory

10pm- Glamour Assassins
Genre: Indie Pop/Rock  
For fans of: The Killers, The Cure, Talking Heads, The Clash, Naked & Famous  

Inspired by dance punk, 80s New Wave and Synth Pop, the band combines an edgy guitar based sound with dance beats and synthesizers, that unites the familiar and the future to bring intensity back to indie rock. 

“As much as Connecticut’s music scene has grown and strengthened over the years, there haven’t been a lot of bands carrying a flag for dance-pop with a new wave edge. Glamour Assassins fills that void.” - Listen, Dammit

“Their electronic jewels… provide a glamorous accessory for nearly anyone’s playlist.” - Mytacism Music 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaCLs-Vxd1A
https://glamourassassins.bandcamp.com/

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. 

SATURDAY 7/2
8pm- Copilot

Genre: Americana, Folk, Pop
For fans of: The Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz

Following a six month venture as part of an acoustic pop act on Celebrity Cruises, Ry McDonald has teamed up with vocalist Maggie Quealy to create Copilot, an Americana Pop duo based in Norfolk, Massachusetts. Previously, Ry had been the frontman for Suncooked, a regionally successful Folk/Americana band who shared the stage with acts such as The Dropkick Murphys, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Skinny Lister, Greensky Bluegrass and several others. As Copilot, Ry McDonald and Maggie Quealy explore their passion for unique, Americana music and exhibit it through their popular covers and original songs in a way that many listeners haven't quite heard before.

http://artistecard.com/copilotmusic17
www.facebook.com/copilotmusic17

9pm- Georgia Weber's Sleeved Hearts
Genre: Indie Rock fused with Jazz
For fans of: Nora Jones, Kneebody

The Sleeved Hearts trio is double bassist Georgia Weber's newest project as bandleader.  It offers a sound that is raw, honest, improvised and contemporary for today's generation, in both its approach and unique aesthetic. An amalgamation of her extensive experience as a jazz double bassist, along with her time as songwriter/vocalist in her pop punk outfit "A Date With Apathy" (2004-2009), the trio achieves an eclectic cohesion of traditional jazz roots, free improvisation, pop-punk and indie rock influences.

www.facebook.com/georgiaweberbass
http://www.georgiaweberbass.com/thesleevedhearts/
https://soundcloud.com/georgiaweberbass/

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!

nosmallmoneybrassband.com

SUNDAY 7/3
4pm-Moving Pictures: Independence Day/Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Hosted by Alex D.!! So how was Independence Day: Resurgence? Did you see it? Yeah, me neither. No worries, we're going to show the movie that had Will Smith claim the July 4th weekend for a few years (and then there was Wild Wild West...) And how better to follow up this movie than with the Cap? Happy Independence Day everyone!

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


MONDAY 7/4
Independence Day!! Come Celebrate with Us!!
Come back for what's happening!!

WEDNESDAY 7/6
8pm- Martina Fiserova
Genre: Folk, Jazz
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Lizz Wright, Kate Bush, Tracy Chapman

An experienced singer from Prague, Czech Republic, performing her original music.
Martina Fiserova has been surrounded by musicians since the moment she was born. It took her many years to realize and accept the fact that she was becoming a musician herself. After a decade spent gaining experience on the Prague Jazz Scene (from blues and fusion-oriented bands to collaborations with international bands, backing up rock stars and diving into silence with music therapy), she decided to get her ass kicked by New York City. Come check out her unique songwriting approach and intimate yet emotional vocal performance. 

“Her voice is graceful, and her phrasing and delivery are right on tempo.” - James Nadal, All About Jazz
“Her biography is impressive. (...) Jazz pop? Folk jazz? Either way it's cool, and if this is the sort of stuff she is capable of writing then I hope there is more on the way.” - Tony Emmerson, Prague Jazz Blogspot

www.martinafiserova.cz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ml8b8s8K8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XbPfOAyCTQ
https://soundcloud.com/martinafiserova/slow

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.

http://huntforhunter.com
http://youtube.com/huntforhunter
http://soundcloud.com/huntforhunter

10pm- Drop Diamond
Genre: Soul, Funk, Rock
For fans of: Al Green, Foster the People, D’angelo

Drop Diamond mixes 60’s and 70’s soul with modern rock and pop. Blending the rhythmic elements of funk, the melodic embellishments of soul/R&B and the blues, Drop Diamond creates a truly unique soundscape. Some songs are slow and sad. Some songs are fast and happy. All of the songs feel good.

www.facebook.com/droppindiamonds

11pm- Iced Ink
Genre: Surf Jazz Progressive Rock Twangabilly
For fans of:  Mr. Bungle, Dick Dale, Frank Zappa, Brian Setzer, King Crimson, Jim Campilongo

Iced Ink is an instrumental guitar/bass/drums trio out of Brooklyn, New York whose music is a pop culture stream of conscience neatly crammed into unique 4 minute long music meatballs for your ears.  Their music is thoughtfully composed and succinctly arranged allowing each performance to be free and in the moment.  Iced Ink has played over 70 shows in New York since debuting in January 2012 

"If you ever have a chance to catch this group live, it comes with my stark recommendation." – Dingus On Music

"Dynamic, but always purposeful, the album is a shining example of the band’s own brand of surf-metal, a post-modern and pop-culture pastiche, that is self aware but entirely earnest." – Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen

http://icedink.bandcamp.com
http://icedink.com

THURSDAY 7/7
Wasabassco Thursdays at The Way Station
Doors at 8:30pm. Show at 9:00pm.

It's Wasabassco's monthly first-Thursday show at Brooklyn's famous Bar With The TARDIS.

Featuring Sydni Deveraux, Penny Wren, stage kitten Mala Morrigan, the return of Odette Coquette, and the Wasabassco debut of Logan Laveau. Hosted by Doc Wasabassco

$20 Reserved seating - guaranteed reserved seat held until showtime. Limited to 30. Available HERE!

$15 GA at the door - mixed standing room and limited bar seating. 

FRIDAY 7/8
8pm- James Labrosse
Genre: Flamenco-Jazz
For fans of: Paco de Lucia, Vicente Amigo

James Labrosse performs a diverse repertoire of music with influences from across the globe. Performing original music 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. James Labrosse promises a unique musical experience aimed to navigate the listener to other cultures. 

JamesLabrosse.com
youtube.com/c/JamesLabrosse
facebook.com/jameslabrossemusic
twitter.com/JamesLabrosse

9pm- Tim Haufe
Genre: Indie/Folk/Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Daniel Rossen, 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.  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=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9to2sEdoqMg

10pm- Tattoo Money
Genre: Indie Rock/Hip-hop
For fans of: Cold War Kids, Childish Gambino, Black Keys, TV on the Radio

Tales of Relationships set the the soundtrack and Catchy guitar riffs and Fat Drums

"His setup was simple: a slideshow, featuring images and movie clips that moved in sync and relevance with each track he played, and a light show behind him
His album, The Brain. The Mind. The Heart, features tracks that center on the ups and downs of dating in NYC, making his set immediately relatable. And the best thing about it all? He kept the crowd moving along with him. I imagine nothing is more nerve-wracking than the pressure of impressing a new crowd of music-lovers, but he nailed it!" - popwrapped.com

Tattoomoneymusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/TattooMoneyTv
https://soundcloud.com/tattoomoney/sets/the-brainthe-mind-the-heart

11pm- 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.

"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

"Dawn contributes heavy Afro-Caribbean licks on congas, bongós and Brazilian caixa as a partial list...and it's no amateur hour..." - Jenny Lazar, GO NYC Magazine

"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

"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, 

"[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 

SATURDAY 7/9
4pm-DRINK & DRAW!
Admission price is $10. Still the cheapest drink and draw around! :)

6pm-Doctor Who pub trivia w/ special guest Simon Fraser, Doctor Who comic artist!

Celebrate the third annual Doctor Who Comics Day right: with drinks, trivia, cosplay and prizes at the best bar with a TARDIS in the galaxy -- Brooklyn's The Way Station. Special guest Simon Fraser, artist of the 11th Doctor comic, will be on hand to sign any of his comics you care to bring. You can win Doctor Who comics, toys, posters and more (courtesy of Titan Comics) by teaming up with other fans to answer trivia questions about all the Doctors on Titan's roster (that's Doctors 4, 8, and 9-12). You don't need to know the comics to have a chance at winning, as long as you're a fan of the TV series you're set! Come in Doctor Who themed cosplay for a chance at a special prize! Hosted by Edie Nugent!

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- 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.  

www.anniepichan.com

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.

www.flyerlearning.com
soundcloud.com/flyerlearning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_pKBR6Q2b6CYgKaRtrVlMw

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

www.electricviva.com

SUNDAY 7/10
4pm-Moving Pictures: Parker Lewis Can't Lose
Hosted by Alex D.!! It's my birth-month and I'm going to play my favorite things! We're starting the festivities with the 90's classic (it's either a classic or you don't know it yet...) Parker Lewis Can't Lose. This was one of those series that had a lot of stars before they became stars. Show up at 4 for a glimpse of Milla Jovovich as a teenager!

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


MONDAY 7/11
Surprise Entertainment Monday!

TUESDAY 7/12
8pm- Blue Moon Marquee
Genre: Gypsy Blues, Swing, Stomp jazz
For fans of: Tom Waits, Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong

Stemming from the Badlands of the Rocky Mountain prairies, Blue Moon Marquee is a self-styled gypsy blues band. This authentic duo writes and performs original compositions influenced by early blues, swing, and ragtime. A.W. Cardinal, a Metis of Cree heritage, howls with a distinctive thick and smoky vocal while playing a jazz-tinged blues guitar. Jasmine Colette, aka Badlands Jass, is the rhythm section who not only commands the
upright bass but also keeps the swing with both feet while singing harmonies. Blue Moon Marquee's passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry are their trademarks, and the way Colette's angelic tones lift A.W.'s beaten down "Bukowskiesque"
mystique is something that enthralls audiences from the back room bar to the public square.

"Very cool & authentic sound” - Blues Underground Network

“Their musicality is outstanding, their presentation is spellbinding, and their original songs are unforgettable. “ - Roots & Blues Canada

www.bluemoonmarquee.com

9pm- The Puzzle Mugs
Genre: Americana/Roots
For Fans of: Gillian Welch, Hank Williams, R.L. Burnside

The Puzzle Mugs, once part of the Delaware valley "canoe circuit" continue on. A friends and family band of American music. Songs from way before now till almost now. Collin Couvillion and Paul Chiara lead with a mix of strings, vocals, percussion and whom ever is around on any day to play music. They will be joined by vocalist Julie Thiry and percussionist extraordinaire Lautaro Burgos.

collincouvillion.com

10pm- Ryan M. Brewer
Genre: Free Range Americana
For fans of: Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, The Weakerthans

A singer-songwriter by trade, Ryan M. Brewer is more accurately described as a traveling musical storyteller. Having always placed the primary importance on lyricism, his songs tend to float effortlessly between genres...each one falling precisely where it needs to in order to most accurately tell the story. And that's all that matters - songs and stories. 

"Ryan M. Brewer is a great songwriter. He writes deep meaningful tunes filled with pathos, cynicism and witty humor - catchy without any pop whitewash. He's the genuine article." - Wayne Bertsch, Nuvo.net's Barfly

"(Ryan's recent record) 'trails' blends the soulfulness of Bon Iver's For Emma Forever Ago and a pop influenced optimism. 'trails' never loses itself entirely to its light sadness, picking up here and there to build a variety of tonal resonances that adds splashes of color to an all but washed out genre." - MillsRecordCompany.com

http://www.ryanmbrewer.com/

11pm- 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, Sean Muzzi on bass and Kate Steinberg on backing vocals.

twitter @BLCOfficial
soundcloud.com/blcofficial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNSGUW2NZ1g&feature=youtube_gdata_player

WEDNESDAY 7/13 
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 and unexpected and deal with characters trying to make sense of the American Landscape.

www.marcxdelgado.com   
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wounded-Knee/1468212120082062
http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/344501

9pm- Trochee Trochee
Genre: Indie Rock
For Fans of: Drive-By Truckers, Waxahatchee, R.E.M., Old Table, The Mountain Goats

To our best estimation, Trochee Trochee uses cascading, distorted guitar hooks and detailed storytelling to discuss domestic cross-country travel, the efficacy of writing songs about past lovers and drug experiences, and being raised Catholic. We recently released an album called Stress, Unstress. Later this year, we will be releasing a cassette EP called Nightfall which deals expressly with Halloween, and a second full-length called Vigil On, Swan. Both future releases reflect our lead singer’s ongoing and transparent attempt to turn Trochee Trochee into a country band. 

trocheetrochee.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/trocheetrochee
twitter.com/trocheetrochee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE4i3kY3n8E
Official music video for “(Don’t Fear) The Hurricane”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5mwskyB-iM 

10pm- Time Machine Appetizer
Genre: Retro Instrumental 
For fans of: The Shadows, The Ventures, Booker T and the M.G.'s  

Drawn to the sounds of early guitar and organ-based rock instrumentals, this band of four originated this project at the Red Hook Bait and Tackle to great success and have now been playing together for years. 

11pm- Carissa Matsushima

THURSDAY 7/14
8pm- Liza Warrior Princess
Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter
For fans of: Johnny Cash, Cat Power, Vladimir Nabokov, The Magnetic Fields, and Patsy Cline

Liza Warrior Princess is a modern folk singer-songwriter based in Gowanus,  raised in Detroit, Michigan, & ancestrally hailing from the backcountry of Western Ukraine. Her fiery vocal stylings mix the bluesy grit of her dystopian hometown with the spooky dissonance of her Slavic motherland. With an eye for the absurd in the modern tech landscape, her lyrics explore the numerous ways we embrace and yet fear our iPhones and (oh yes) our OKCupid profiles. Unlike recent big acts in the world of folk, she refuses to wear suspenders and/or pretend it is 1890.

https://soundcloud.com/lizawarriorprincess/sets/salaryman

9pm- Kat Blackwood
Genre: Americana/Country/60s Acid Jazz & Doowop 
For fans of: Norah Jones, June Carter, Billie Holiday, Mary Chapin Carpenter. 

I grew up being heavily influenced by big band voices like Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fizgerland, while simultaneously listening to Johnny Cash & June Carter, Stevie Nicks, and Jefferson Airplane, led by the incomparable Grace Slick. I definitely think you can hear the effect of those influences in my music. I don't write anything exceedingly complicated or complex, but what I do write is human and relatable. I put everything out there and I don't apologize for it. So far, people seem to dig it. 

"Kat Blackwood's voice is like a choir of 1,000 angels." - Lady Kiwi 
"It's like Norah Jones and Adele had a love child." - SICTV
"I feel better about life having listened to 'Rise.'" - Feed the Arts  
"She's the best unsigned artist I've ever heard." - Chris Young, Producer 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=plbFj3wA_wA
Facebook.com/katblackwoodmusic 
soundcloud.com/Kat-Blackwood 

10pm Dany and Caroline
Genre: Indie Rock, Jazz, Pop, Soul
For fans of: Norah Jones, Tennis, Matt & Kim

Danny and Caroline are a band of New York natives, include singers/songwriters and husband and wife duo, Danny Golub and Caroline Couture Golub, bassist and cellist, Nikki Allison, and drummer, Thomas Robertine.

Combining songs inspired by introspection, Danny and Caroline give their audience an intimate view into life -- blending reality with imagination.  Connecting haunting vocals and harmonies with feet-tapping rhythms and lyrics, Danny and Caroline are a band that will stay with you after first listen. 

“Upbeat, cheery pop songs with big hooks…” - Indie Rock Cafe 

http://www.dannyandcaroline.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtz9ecigxYQ

11pm- 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.

http://thesleepingtongues.bandcamp.com/ 
https://instagram.com/thesleepingtongues/
https://www.facebook.com/thesleepingtongues
https://twitter.com/sleepingtongues

FRIDAY 7/15
Wasabassco's All The Way
Doors at 8:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. With Interstitial Go-Go and goodies.Different MCs and performances for each set.

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. 

July 15 features sets hosted by Dangrrr Doll and Sapphire Jones with performances by Dangrrr, Sapphire, Poison Ivory, Nasty Canasta, Qualms Galore, Delysia LaChatte, and Puss-N-Boots. Plus go-go sets and more.

GET TICKETS HERE!
- $20 General Admission to the night. Standing and limited seating.
- VIP Booth, with guaranteed seating for 5 people. $175 (limited to one booth)
Purchase of booth includes admission for 5 people.
- 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 7/16
8pm- Aurical
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: Tori Amos, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Pearl Jam

Founded by musicians Rachel Rossos and Michael Gallant, Aurical is the sort of indie rock band your grandmother would love: honest, polite, well-groomed, and capable of telling a damn good story. Aurical pulls from influences ranging from grunge, modal jazz, and Motown to folk, soul, and French art songs. Their debut album, Something to Say (Gallant Music) was recorded in Berkeley and San Francisco, California and received praise from audiences and critics alike. They currently play and record in New York City, including recent appearances at CMJ Music Marathon and Lincoln Center.

 “A rare talent” - The Times of Trenton

“Aurical finds the duo in pop-rock mode, and their cleverness comes through right away.” - M: Music and Musicians 

“Things get really interesting on 'Redhead Girl', with a piano style that sounds like a cross between Ben Folds and Tori Amos. The most original and intriguing work on the album, ‘Redhead Girl’ shows Aurical's ability to push the envelope and do it well.” - Wildy’s World

http://www.auricalmusic.com 
www.facebook.com/auricalmusic
www.soundcloud.com/aurical
www.youtube.com/rachelrossos
www.cdbaby.com/aurical

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 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

www.facebook.com/marsalaband1
https://soundcloud.com/mar-sal-band
www.reikiwilliamsburg.com

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.

empirebeatsnyc.com 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNQw2RFv1cU
https://vimeo.com/128510306 
https://www.reverbnation.com/empirebeats

SUNDAY 7/17
4pm-Moving Pictures: Moon/Clue
Hosted by Alex D.!! It's my birth-month and I'm going to play my favorite things! You might not see a theme in today's showings, but these are my two favorite movies in the world. Yeah, I'm eclectic that way. I always discover new things every time I see these movies, and I want to share them with you! Moon showcases Sam Rockwell at his very best, and Clue has an added bonus - we're bringing back the drinking game!

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



TUESDAY 7/19
8pm- Espialist
Genre: Slowcore, Alt-Folk
For fans of: Red House Painters, Jason Molina, Soul Whirling Somewhere, Codeine

Based mainly around atmospheric acoustic guitar arrangements and minimal textures, Espialist tells stories in an alt-folk tongue filtered through a lightly shoegaze/post-rock vocabulary. 

www.espialist.com
www.espialist.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/Espialist

9pm- Aida Brandes
Genre: Jazz, Hip Hop 
For fans of: Erykah Badu, Billie Holiday, Sade

Jazz/Hip Hop/Neo-soul singer Aida leads her own jazz trio and amplifies her sound with a horn section and a nod to hip hop. While creativity is a driving force, simplicity and music that feels good are at the core of her set.

www.aidabrandesmusic.com 
www.youtube.com/user/Kamu2013 
www.facebook.com/aidabrandesmusic 
www.soundcloud.com/aidabrandesmusic

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 

WEDNESDAY 7/20
8pm- Victoire Oberkampf
Genre: French/English Folk/Indie 
For fans of: Lisa Hannigan, Camille, Keren Ann, Damien Rice, Feist, First aid Kit, Johnny Flynn, Laura Marling. 

Victoire Oberkampf uses her voice to express her heart, and her guitar to carry the moment. Largely inspired by British folk songwriters such as Lisa Hannigan and First Aid Kit, she writes French songs like the English ones, with the same taste for melancholy and storytelling, and delicately balancing sweetness and strength. Her music is also inspired by her travels to Africa and Brazil. 

"A singing Elf." - Arièle Buteaux, France musique

"A young lady full of talent." - Francis Zegut, RTL2

http://www.victoire-oberkampf.fr/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tryvi9Tjk0list=PLbztlVXiwCa1OgToqXGy47gj7Gcc8D1Vx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUfCtghbUVU&list=PLbztlVXiwCa11FcQuKrZCBf_icGgT4VI1&index=2

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. 

www.cancionsito.bandcamp.com 

10pm- Greencard Wedding
Genre: Irish/American Indie Folk Rock
The Swell Season, The Cranberries, Amy Winehouse, Supermajor

Whiskey soaked heart soaring harmonies.

“Talents to watch, not to mention a pleasure to hear” - Time Out NY  

“Soulful. . .bold. . . it’s like seeing a fish released into water.” - Zouch Magazine, Canada

http://www.greencardwedding.com/
https://m.facebook.com/greencardwedding/
https://greencardwedding.bandcamp.com
https://m.soundcloud.com/jody-christopherson

11pm- Ainsely Matich
Genre: New Orleans Blues
For fans of: Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, Janis Joplin, James Booker

Ainsley Matich has been writing songs for over 10 years, often taking multiple genres and mixing them together throughout a single song. Her music is heavily influenced by the Blues, Motown, Country, Classic Rock, Jazz and Pop, and by artists both old and new. Whether performing solo or with her 6 piece band, Ainsley’s soulful lyrics and raucous piano playing take center stage, leading the audience on a journey through love, heartbreak, cheating, existential dread, and everything in between. Simply put, she’s a girl with her roots in a classical upbringing and her soul in New Orleans.

"Listen closely to the music of Ainsley Matich and the Broken Blues, and you’ll hear raw poetry along with Matich’s accomplished compositions." - New Orleans Living Magazine

"[Ainsley's] passion started young and continues to grow in NOLA as the band plays local shows and builds their following through original music described as 'rock ’n’ roll blues pop.'” - Where Y'at Magazine

http://ainsleymatichblues.com/

THURSDAY 7/21
8pm- Renshaw Davies
Genre: Folk, New Roots
For fans of: Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Fleetwood Mac

Renshaw Davies is a harmony-driven, new-roots Americana duo out of New Orleans that packs a punch with only guitar and light percussion. We play mostly originals mixed with some covers, such as Shovels and Rope and Fleetwood Mac.

"The Buckingham Nicks of New Orleans Americana" - Alex Woodward, Gambit Weekly

One of "11 up and coming New Orleans musicians you want to know about" - Scott Gold, Thrillist

renshawdavies.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap4XcicSTIw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THk-4kc1R24

9pm- Tanbark
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.

www.tanbarkmusic.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 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?

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- Chamomile & Whiskey
Genre: Roots, Americana, Folk

Chamomile and Whiskey is intoxicating. The hot young group has taken whiskey soaked Americana and blended it perfectly with Irish , old-time, and gypsy stylings. Since releasing their debut full-length album “Wandering Boots” (released by County Wide Records) they have been tearing up and down the east coast playing powerful original songs with a punk rock ferocity. 

"This band has so much going for it: smart original tunesmithing, interesting cross-genre pollination and richly textured sonics…" - New York Music Daily

http://www.chamomileandwhiskey.com

FRIDAY 7/22
8pm- Mary-eL
Genre: Funk, Rock, Soul 
For fans of: Amy Winehouse, Nikka Costa, Incubus, Erykah Badu 

Coming with a siren's voice and wielding a soulful guitar, Mary-eL brings a blend of original music steeped in the sounds of Rock, R&B, Soul and Funk. Her music is both heartfelt and relatable all while simmering over grooves that are infectiously engaging.  Charisma and wit shine through the catchy hooks and lyrics. Her passion for music comes through in her performance and it is both consuming and contagious. It is sure to be a night full of searing rhythms and cutting leads as the sexy, sultry Polynesian phoenix lights up the stage!  

"...a woman guitar player, center stage, taking leads- it is refreshing and Mary has a really great stage presence. Her femininity is quite obvious, yet it does not color her playing. She's not a 'female guitar player' she's a guitar player...how many bands in this scene have an up front female player -- not singing backup but taking the reins at times. It's really enjoyable, and the audience had a really strong response to her material, presence, and performance." - Live Music News and Review  

"This rich, savory melding of funk, rock, a tinge of R&B and raw life are thrilling folks on the music scene by tapping into their souls, emotions and enveloping their bodies with rhythm and uptempo...Mary-eL is captivating with her voice, her stage presence, and the fervency is hard to resist." - One World Pool  

www.artistecard.com/maryel  
www.soundcloud.com/maryelmusic  
www.youtube.com/marylankford  
www.facebook.com/maryelmusic

9pm- 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

https://www.facebook.com/thejointeffortband
https://thejointeffort.bandcamp.com

10pm- Hambone Relay
Genre: Funk 
For fans of: Soulive, Robert Walter, Galactic, Karl Denson 

With influences ranging from jazz, funk, blues and rock and roll, Hambone Relay redefines the modern organ trio with their own brand of high-energy live music. 

“Hambone Relay, a great Philly soul-jazz-funk organ trio who blew me away.” - Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly

www.hambonerelay.com
www.youtube.com/HamboneRelay 
www.facebook.com/HamboneRelay 
hambonerelay.bandcamp.com/

SATURDAY 7/23
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.

reverbnation.com/zamba2samba

9pm- Soul'd Out NYC
Genre: Soul
For fans of:  Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, King Curtis, Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Stax Records, Southern Soul

Soul'D Out NYC is a nine piece band featuring vocalist Aliah Sheffield. The band is composed of four horns (Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone) and a rhythm section (guitar, bass, drums and keyboard). It was created in December 2011 by French pianist and band leader Olivier Court. Through original compositions and arrangements, our purpose is to bring back to life a certain type of sound from the late 60s early 70s Soul, Jazz and Gospel.

www.souldoutnyc.com
http://youtu.be/Muwr7_0jq4U
www.facebook.com/thesouldoutband

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.)

www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com

SUNDAY 7/24
4pm-Moving Pictures: Kill Bill - Volumes 1 and 2
Hosted by Alex D.!! It's my birth-month and I'm going to play my favorite things! To finish out the month, I'm going out on a limb here. I know that some of you love these movies, but some of you think they're too violent. I think they're both, and I've always wanted to see them on a big(ger) screen - no, I didn't see them in the theater, but you don't need to pay money twice to see them, just come on by!

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


MONDAY 7/25
8pm- WAX: Stories on Vinyl

TUESDAY 7/26
8pm- Sex on Tap

WEDNESDAY 7/27
8pm- Amanda Daviner from Dreams of June
Genre: Blues, Soul, Americana

Dreams Of June weaves an exquisite range of genres into a tapestry of post-modern rock songs which sets them apart from any band you are listening to. Amanda Daviner’s gut punching confessional lyrics and electrifying performances are delivered with a signature style and range only truly great vocalists possess. When you combine such a voice with a brilliant re-imagining of the modern rock form, your ears are filled with unforgettable songs you must listen to again and again. 

“Amanda Daviner is absolutely wonderful. Stunning voice.” - Simon Kirke, Bad Company


“Amanda /Daviner is a future megastar.” - Larry Flick, Sirius/XM

dreamsofjune.com

9pm- Braden Palmer
Genre: Alternative/Grunge/Rock
For fans of: Chris Cornell, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots

Dreamy, crunchy, cloudy introspective rock

http://bradenpalmer.com/bands-projects
http://bradenmusic.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA2erll6KWI

10pm- Dolphins Don't Love
Genre: Wavegaze Rock and Roll
For fans of: ​Grinderman/Nick Cave, David Bowie, Velvet Underground, Magnetic Fields

​Waves of spacey and atmospheric rock and roll. The ocean’s not your friend. Features members of post-apocalyptic sci-fi rock band: The Sky Captains of Industry.

​“Ever concerned with the complex and often under­considered relationships between man and woman, humanity and nature, and the ego and eternity.... recommended for all sad bastards and science geeks alike.” - Fabricoh Magazine

https://youtu.be/uVy0rBHnqq8?list=UUzMSiYV4kQQYHD7diTxUZdA

11pm- 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.

http://thesleepingtongues.bandcamp.com/ 
https://instagram.com/thesleepingtongues/
https://www.facebook.com/thesleepingtongues
https://twitter.com/sleepingtongues

THURSDAY 7/28
7pm- Astronomy on Tap

10pm- The Wholly Saints
Genre: Rock & Soul, Rockabilly, Delta Blues
For Fans Of: Sun Records, Gene Vincent, Elvis Presley

The Wholly Saints present a raucous and righteous experience of sweat-and-dance-inducing Rock & Soul, vintage and dirty, just how you like it.  Covering everything from Elvis deep cuts to Howlin' Wolf, you better be there or be square.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a3YyA8HRWo

11pm- The Vibrojets
Genre: Surf, Exotica, Reggae 
For fans of: The Ventures, The Shadows, Burt Bachrach, Martin Denny, The Specials 

Fun and adventurous renditions of classics from the '60s, 70s and 80s with vibes as the lead voice, as well as compelling originals.  

Vibrojets.nyc 
https://www.facebook.com/Vibrojets/?fref=ts 

FRIDAY 7/29
THE WAY STATION SUMMER SHOWCASE, DAY 1
8pm- MNOP
Genre: Indie

Formed in Brooklyn during 2013 by guitarist and songwriter Amelia Hazen, May No One Perish (MNOP) has evolved from its anti-folk roots into an energetic four-piece folk-punk band. Fast-paced and confessional, their densely lyrical songs are formed around loss and heartbreak as well as an acute sense of life’s shortness. Their lineup includes Evan Caverninha on bass, Kevin Shipp on lead guitar, and Manolo Estrada on drums, and their first full-band album is slated for release in mid-2016.

http://mnop-music.com 
www.facebook.com/MNOP.music

9pm- Eric Vitoff
Genre: Guitar Looping Alchemy, 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.

www.ericvitoff.com/songs
www.soundcloud.com/ericvitoff
www.youtube.com/evsweep

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

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.

avalleyson.com

11pm- Wavestate
Genre: Ghost-Modern
For fans of: David Bowie, Jeff Buckley, Bjork, Tom Waits, Books, Movies, Fine Dining

Hi-fi lo-tech folk from the future.

"This is some weird stuff." - Jarett the All Seeing, Galactic Archive 

"Fear is the mind killer." - Paul Atreides/Mua'dib

www.ewharris.net

SATURDAY 7/30
THE WAY STATION SUMMER SHOWCASE, DAY 2
8pm- 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

http://gentlemanbrawlers.com/ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc0gXoIivY0&feature=youtu.be 
https://soundcloud.com/gentleman-brawlers 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gentleman-Brawlers/216892405010636?ref=bookmarks https://twitter.com/Gent_Brawlers 
https://instagram.com/gentlemanbrawlers/

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

http://www.shayferjames.com

10pm- 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.

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

11pm- Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show
Genre: Anti-Folk, Rock, Punk
For fans of: Against Me!, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Dresden Dolls

Dalton Deschain is a songwriter from Detroit, Michigan.  In his first life he was a survivor of the War that tore apart America, and in 1947 he was exiled from his hometown, and his time.  He has arrived here in the present to share his stories of lost love, nuclear warfare, loneliness, rats, plane crashes, and architecture.  

daltondeschain.com
daltondeschainmusic.com 
Facebook.com/DaltonDeschainMusic
Twitter @daltondeschain