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Monday, September 26, 2016

What's happening through October 16, 2016

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

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

8pm- Eliza and the Organix
Genre: Gritty Jazz Rock
For fans of: Cake, Morphine, Beck, The Dresden Dolls

Eliza and the Organix is an experimental Brooklyn-based rock group centered around the songwriting of vocalist and guitarist Eliza Waldman. E&O deals in deep grooves, quirky humor, and high octane playing, drawing from a broad sonic canvas that remains focused in storytelling and soulful sound.

"...A deliciously dark and exuberantly hook-filled sound..."-Peter Hay - Twin Vision
“Led by singer-songwriter/guitarist Eliza Waldman, the group [Eliza and the Organix] integrates madness and irony, providing on off-beat, crazy, and intense vibe that is also fun and inspiring.”- Andrew McDonald - Living Free NYC

“The music showcases a powerful vocal dripping with charisma – Eliza's chief instrument, attracting a serious suite of talented jazz musicians...Whether Eliza continues to find her fun lyrically, or instead opts to marshal that idiosyncrasy through complex song construction a la “freak folk” standout Tune-Yards..., E&O will remain a band to watch.”- Jim Pembry - NYC Indie Music Live

"...Excellent..." -Tom Robinson, Fresh On The Net
"Harkens back to the old No-Wave Movement of the late 70s, early 1980s." - Mike Taylor, Amazing Radio


9pm- A Valley Son
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Father John Misty and Band of Horses

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.

10pm- SweetPro
Genre: Jazz
For fans of: Jazz Messengers, Charles Mingus, Thelonius Monk

An eclectic and fun mix of jazz and blues from the musicians who make the music for Louis CK’s television series Louie on FX. Based in Brooklyn, NY, SweetPro is a group of musicians and friends who compose, record, and perform original music for film and television.

“...one of the best, coolest, hippest, most original soundtracks on TV.” - The Times Picayune

“...as much as Louis CK’s comedy tickles the senses, so does the show’s music, which ranges from jazz to bebop to rock and classical inspired compositions…” - The Hollywood Reporter


3pm - Netflix: Marvel's Luke Cage Premiere Screening 
Marvel fans like it raw, and it doesn't get rawer than Marvel's Netflix series, and Luke Cage promises to be no exception. Join us in watching the first three episodes the day after they're released. 
RSVP, ASAP and let us know if you're coming -- RSVP Link
Luke Cage Trailer 

8pm- Kingdom Jasmine
Genre: Folk, Americana
For fans of: Wilco, Ryan Adams, The Punch Brothers

Kingdom Jasmine is an American folk band consisting of Josh Turner, Carson McKee, and Bob Barrick. The group's music is inspired by a wide range of styles including traditional folk, classic rock n' roll, country, and jazz. Kingdom Jasmine's debut record follows years of combined success on Turner's acclaimed YouTube channel. The trio is currently based out of Brooklyn, New York.


9pm- 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.


10pm- 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 guitar, and Sean Muzzi on bass.

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4pm- Moving Pictures: Gene Wilder movies
Let's face it - Gene Wilder made a huge impact on all our lives. Let's celebrate his life by showing a couple of his many, many great movies. We start with The Producers. Racists and Hitler hippies. Broadway and people who want to lose. Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel. You can't go wrong! We end with Blazing Saddles, where Wilder gets redemption by sticking up for a minority! If only everyone did that nowadays...

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

8pm- Queerious Trivia: October Edition (The Big Cover-Up!)

Queerious Trivia Night is BACK on Monday Oct. 3! 
October's Theme is The Big Cover Up, in honor of our new Sweater Weather. Brush up on your subculture, codes, scandals and taboos! 
 - Drag Performance by The Creep King of New York Vigor Mortis ! 
 - Prizes from Brooklyn Brainery , Butter & Scotch, and more! 
 - Drink specials! 
 - More queers than you can shake a stick at, even though I'll be trying my best as your host, Ms. Quizzle! 

8pm- Gustaf Axel
Genre: Singer songwriter
For fans of: Troubadours


9pm- Lijie
Genre: Folk, Rock, Soul, Pop

A mix of dirty Pop, Rock and Soul, Lijie’s music is a blend of smooth soulful vocals, electric guitar, and melodic pop hooks.

“(The Music Maker is an) …easy-listening, ambitious effort that demonstrates both here impressive vocal range and disciplined focus on her own ideas…” – Seattle Weekly

“She is a devoted, passionate and extremely talented singer/songwriter and musician…” - 
FOX 25/MyFoxBoston.com


10pm- Rashmi Singh
Genre:  Folk, World, Acoustic Rock
For fans of: Patty Griffin, Kate Bush

Melodic folk rock with world influences.

“Gorgeous slice of acoustic folk-pop” - Songwriting Magazine UK

“Rashmi’s impassioned voice can swing through careful precision to primal yelp on a dime” - Baeble Music

"An exquisite crystalline image that lingers long after the final note. " - Hollywood Progressive Magazine


Genre: Psychedelic Folk/Cosmic American/ Bluegrass-Dream Pop 
For fans of: Andrew Byrd, Joanna Newsom, Sufjan Stevens, Richard Thompson, Fleet Foxes, Punch Brothers, Laura Marling, Jesca Hoop, Donovan 

DOUGMORE is a Brooklyn-based composer, songwriter, and banjoist. Co-founder of the award-winning indie stringband Cricket Tell the Weather, this stage-stealin' sideman steps out to swirl his banjo pyrotechnics with euphonious lyrical poetry and storytelling into a beehive of percolating ancient tones and ancient tales, all awash in silvery-spinning harmonies of 60's and 70's "cosmic-American music" and resounding echoes of that high lonesome sound.  


8pm- Comicon Dr Who Trivia and Contest

Doors at 8:30pm and Show at 9:00pm
Wasabassco Thursdays at The Way Station

On the first Thursday of every month we're at The Way Station, Brooklyn's famous Bar With The TARDIS 

The best in Brooklyn Burlesque featuring a rotating lineup of Wasabassco favorites, new performers, and special guests. October 6 features your hosts: Sapphire Jones and Nasty Canasta, plus Delysia LaChatte, Penny Wren, special guest Sweetpea, and Mala Morrigan.

$20 Reserved seating (guaranteed reserved seat held until showtime. Limited to 30) TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

$15 GA at the door (mixed bar seating and standing)

8pm- Azro Cady
Genre: Rock and Roll
For fans of: McClintock Sphere, Richard Katz. Smiling Jack Ebbets

Harry Smith on milk.

"These guys make great songs fly and train dreams come true.”- Robbie Leaver, BIRDTHROWER


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 


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


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. 


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9pm- The Manimals
Genre: Nerd Party Rock, Glam, Punk, Power Pop
For fans of: Blondie, The Pretenders, David Bowie, T.Rex, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Patti Smith

The Manimals marry party rock with poetry to produce raucous anthems and inspire singalongs and dancing wherever they go. Their ecstatic, cathartic live show is a throwback to the wild thrills of early punk rock, but with lyrical intensity and melodic heights rarely found in its modern iterations. Their vibrant and aggressive debut album, Born Strange, was released in 2012. SEVEN, a geeky glam-rock concept album lovingly based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, is their second release. Like the source material, it’s searingly emotional and seriously epic.

“Introspective but tough as nails, Haley Bowery is a fiery frontwoman who has a tight as hell backing group in the Manimals to match her passion. Channeling the steady churn of new wave but with a hard rock level aggression… the Manimals are a gripping band.” - Jingle Punks

“Tunefully unpretentious, fist-pumping four-on-the-floor glam-flavored rock… [with an] entertaining, charismatic nouveau-glamrock singer.” - New York Music Daily


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11pm TBD

4pm - Moving Pictures: Halloween month!

It's that time of year to play dress up! We start the month with one of the most iconic 'regular guy plays dress up' heroes - Batman. Christopher Nolan does Batman right in 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight'. Need I say more?

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

MONDAY 10/10
Surprise Entertainment Monday!!

7pm - Sexology On Tap:Sex and Death
Ready for some science before Halloween? 

October’s Sex on Tap will be diving straight to the grave with Sex and Death. See where the beginning of life and the end meet with two guest speakers: author, journalist and macabre enthusiast Christine Colby will return with new true stories of death and sex while NEW speaker archaeologist Marissa Gamliel will get gory with birth control in the ancient world. 

Bring your spoooookiest pick up line and win stuff!

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.


9pm- The Darkest Timeline
Genre: Folkternative, Indie Rock
For fans of: Jason Isbell, Wilco, The Pixies, Milk Carton Kids

The Darkest Timeline is one part heaping spoonful of geeky pop references, one part straight ahead indie rock and a final helping of soul stirring alt-country. The acoustic duo set showcases front men Juels Bland & Zach Parkman’s vocal harmonies and guitar interplay in songs about murder, heartbreak, robots and dying in the vacuum of space. Fans of cheesy cult TV shows and irreverent stage banter will also be impressed.  


10pm- Bisi Obateru
Genre: Folk, Soul, Afrobeat
For fans of: Sam Cooke, Indie Arie, Sublime, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan

I write with Folky, Soul, Afrobeat fusion, easy listening with beats to shake to.  Bisis music is soulful and engaging!


11pm- Ian McFeron & Alisa Milner
Genre: Folk, Americana
For fans of: Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Bob, Dylan, David Gray

Ian McFeron’s songwriting has been compared to Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Ryan Adams. Over the course of a decade-long music career, he has gained a loyal following and attracted media attention stretching across the Atlantic. He currently tours in support of his 8th studio album, Radio, recorded in Nashville, TN with Grammy nominated Producer/Guitarist Doug Lancio (Patty Griffin, John Hiatt).  McFeron is joined on tour by fiddler and harmony vocalist Alisa Milner.  Milner grew up playing old-time fiddle music, spending her youth competing in state and national fiddle competitions throughout the Northwestern United States.

“With a jingle of tambourine we get a likely candidate for album of the year – simple as… Soaked in California sunshine one minute, then deep in the dustbowl the next, it’s like a greatest hits of everyone you like.”  - Rudie Humphrey  Americana UK

“The best song on Summer Nights came at me like a hammer blow… I Ain’t Dead Yet could easily be a great lost Dylan song from the mid 1960’s or more likely a brand new Justin Townes Earle Song -- it really is that good.” - Alan Harrison, Maverick Magazine, UK


8pm- Nathan Kalish
Genre: Honky Tonk, Roots Rock 'n' Roll, Country

Nathan Kalish is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and touring musician. He keeps a busy schedule on the road all year long that takes him to Europe and around the entire US. He performs with his roots rock band Nathan Kalish and Lastcallers. His music draws comparisons to John Prine, Tom Petty and Paul Westerberg. He has self-released six albums and played on countless other artists/bands records and continues to be a prolific writer in between all his other musical efforts.


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

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


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

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.

FRIDAY 10/14
8pm- TBD

9pm- Talay
Genre: Power Pop, Indie-Rock
For fans of: Weezer, Blink 182, Fountains of Wayne, The Front Bottoms

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Megan Talay plays punchy power-pop that draws comparisons to 90's favorites like No Doubt, Blink 182, and Third Eye Blind. Her songs engage audiences with lyrics that are equally cleaver, emotionally vulnerable, and even biting at times. Talay has also won praise for her lead guitar work, stretching out into wah-inflected, blues-influenced solos over the band’s tight rhythm section. 

“Memorable melody lines, tight harmonies, and passionate, powerful vocals” - Bruce Figler, 107.1 The Peak

“From the fantastic guitar to the detailed and thought provoking lyrics…this is a release that stands out from a lot of things I've listened to this year.” - Backseat Mafia


10pm- 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


8pm- The Jazz Thieves
Genre: Jazz, Rock
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Sufjan Stevens, Bjork

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


9pm- The Travelers
Genre: Rock-Hop/Funk & Blues/Stoner Soul
For fans of: The Hazelton Brothers, SmokeDawg Williams, Air Force One, Count Bassface

Our music is a mix of jazz, blues, and hip hop.  We'll take you places in the universe you've never been.


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

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

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


11pm- 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


SUNDAY 10/16
4pm- Moving Pictures: Halloween month!

It's that time of year to play dress up! This week, we go the Marvel route and work on iron and whatever the Tesseract was made of. We start with 'Iron Man', where Robert Downey, Jr. makes his comeback, and finish with 'The Avengers', where there's something about a cube that'll destroy the world or something - sorry, I was too busy looking at Scarlett Johansson's rear. Hey, special edition - viewer's choice if you want the straight or the Rifftrax version of either movie!

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