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Monday, April 21, 2014

April 24 - May 4, 2014

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

All shows are $5 suggested donation unless indicated
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8pm- Hiro Suzuki Band
Genre: Blues, Country, Rock, etc...

9pm- Corey McLemore 
Genre: Pop/Hip-Hip/ Alternative
For fans of: Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Flume

Server turned rapper, Corey Cambridge is the newest up and coming hip-hop artist coming out of Brooklyn. Originally from Richmond, Virginia his music merges catchy choruses and alternative hip-hop production  with tongue and cheek blue collar blue collar story telling. Corey is currently scheduled to be releasing his debut EP, entitled 'Still Waiting' in the Spring of 2014.

10pm- The Jacks of Kings County
A Brooklyn-based country/americana/folk/rock band that will BLOW YOUR MIND with their original songs, tight arrangements, and angelic vocal harmonies.

With: Paul Ryan, Jim Greene, Mike O'Malley, Andrew Nesbitt


11pm- Eric Vitoff
Genre: looping/acoustic/house/dance
For fans of: daft punk, James Blake, Reggie watts, john Mayer, bag raiders

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


8pm- The Salt Cracker Crazies
For fans of:  The Memphis Jug Band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas

The Salt Cracker Crazies have been playing their own brand of jug centric skiffle for centuries. They sing about unicorns. They sing about fireworks. They sing about poontang. Once you've heard their bone rattling, floor shaking, gut thumping hokum, you'll want to bang on something...hard.

10pm- Kagero
Genre: Japanese Gypsy Rock
For fans of: Gogol Bordello meets David Bowie

Upbeat, folky pop songs with world music flavors, sung by a Japanese man with a British accent. Kagero’s sound is a melting pot of tonalities and rhythms from Asia, the Middle East, South America and Eastern Europe -- "Cultural Confusion". Sometimes the songs are beautiful imagery, sometimes sad folk tales, and sometimes silly songs about drinking. But the tunes are always fun, and the show is high energy dancing good time.

"Kagero’s world music goulash is very tasty -- even if you don’t always know what’s you’re eating."

“Rooted in uplifting elements from eclectic origins, "Japanese Gypsy Rock" unites Kagero’s musical influences and talents into a cross-culture dance party.” 
by Meijin Bruttomesso, The Deli Magazine


8pm- Chad Elliot 
Genre: Americana/Roots/Blues/Folk
For fans of:  Townes Van Zandt, Greg Brown, John Fullbright, James Taylor

Chad Elliott's music is a distinctive combination of finger-style folk, blues, and roots rock, which captures the rugged artistry of Iowa's landscape. Elliott has earned a name for himself as a "songwriter's writer" by winning several prestigious songwriting awards. In 2009 he was the winner of the Woody Guthrie Song Competition as well as the 3rd Place winner of the International Songwriting Contest.  In 2008, he was a Kerrville Finalist in the Grassy Hill New Folk competition in Texas.  Just Plain Folks also nominated him in 2006 for top 20 New Folk Songs.

"In the wide scope of Americana music live stories timeless as the land. With dynamic swells amid driven and transient melodies, Chad Elliott tells them one song at a time." ~Sam Burrish, Sioux City Journal

http://youtu.be/iGZkTR6g_8k, http://youtu.be/ZYTRM7BG9jA

9pm- Addi & Jacqui
Genre: Pop-Folk
For fans of: Adele, Florence & the Machine, Feist, Regina Spektor, Antony and the Johnsons.

Addi&Jacqui was born out of a love of true stories and good music.  In the spring of 2012, Addi McDaniel and Jacqueline Kerrod began writing original songs for voice and electric/acoustic harp. Collectively they have performed all over NYC including Lincoln Center, Rockwood Music Hall, Birdland, Joe’s Pub, The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. They are currently recording their first EP produced by Lawson White at Good Child Music Studios.


10pm- Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak
"You must not try to make love definite. It is the divine accident of life.”
So said Sherwood Anderson in his great book, Winesburg, Ohio. Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak knows all about accidents. Of birth. Of place and strange times. Of music heard through screen windows in summer, of lonely faces in discos while blizzards raged outside in the Northern night.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.  Always new Doctor Who when it's in season, and often paired with something appropriate (a classic episode featuring the same villain, prior episodes of character's story arc, etc).  Off-season it's favorite episodes from past years, or other tv shows & films, often falling into the sci-fi or British comedy genres.

Arsenic and Old Lace 
9pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!


Lindsay Dragan- Album Release Party! 
Lindsay Dragan releases her first collection of music in four years, the much-anticipated "Be Good To Yourself." 

Celebrate the release with music by:
8pm- Wreck Loose
Genre: Piano Garage Rock
For fans of:  Elvis Costello, Elton John, Ben Folds

Inspired by the classic sounds of the 70s and 80s, Wreck Loose is bringing hooks back to indie rock. These four young men--Max Somerville (vocals, keys), Nathan Zoob (guitar), Dave Busch (bass), & Derek Krystek (drums)--are combining impeccable songwriting & production with the playfulness of early Elton John & the catchy choruses of Fun. This is piano garage pop at its smartest & finest.

"Here's the best part: It's impeccably well done" ~Pittsburgh City Paper, "Wreck Loose... are quickly forging a path with their soulful lyrics and catchy hooks." Sound Scene Express


9pm- Lindsay Dragan
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Lucinda Williams, Stevie Nicks 
Erin Lindsay Dragan is a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1986, she has been performing regularly either as a solo artist or part of a band or array of bands since the age of 14. Highlights on her resume include touring Western Europe as half of the indie dreampop duo Sunshowers, being one of two singer-songwriters in Music Under New York's 2011 list of inductees, being a featured artist in Heather Jacks' The Noise Beneath The Apple, a stint in Brooklyn spacebilly outfit The Sky Captains of Industry, a featured spot at Night of 1000 Stevies in 2013, and performing around the United States. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her fiancĂ©, and plays drums for/portrays Sandy West in New York's Runaways cover band, Road to Ruin and five-piece rock outfit Crowd the Airwaves, along with solo shows and session work. 

“With a sound and style reminiscent of Gillian Welch or Patty Griffin; hers is an anthem of self-determination, a folk songstress with an irrepressible energy, for life and all the things that make it up. “- Heather Jacks, The Noise Beneath the Apple

10pm- Sky Captains of Industry
Genre: Spacebilly/Folktronica
For fans of: Old-time rock and roll, science fiction, space, post-apocalyptica

The Sky Captains of Industry came from the future to inform you about the upcoming apocalypse and/or to rock it to rubble.

The Sky Captains of Industry: Are they men? Are they machines? Will they indeed save the rest of your heart?


11pm- CP Sextet
Genre: Jazz
For fans of:  Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Lou Reed

Comprised of both international and American musicians, CP Sextet  brings its lively flavor to original compositions and colorful arrangements of jazz and contemporary classics, ranging from Miles Davis’s Solar to Lou Reed’s Take a Walk on the Wild Side .


8pm- Band In A Box
Genre: Jazz/Swing (1940’s/1950’s)
For fans of: Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Doris Day, Betty Hutton, Julie London, Peggy Lee,
Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and other classic jazz artists

Band In A Box has a captivating jazz/swing style that will leave you singing along! Enjoy the sound that will take you back to the 1940's/1950's. The songs they perform range from classic jazz songs such as "Autumn Leaves" and "Sentimental Journey" to fresh big bandstyle songs such as "Murder, He Says". The New York based band has played in venues all over NY. Their sound has been described as “refreshing” and “enchanting”!


9pm- Toys and Tiny Instruments
Genre: Psych-rock, experimental folk, indie
For fans of: They Might Be Giants, Polyphonic Spree, "Rocky Horror," Tom Waits

The Toys and Tiny Instruments” present Freudian Trip: a three-part musical saga told through three separate shows on three different nights. Witness a harrowing tale of deceit, perversion, and the drama that unfolds when you rip apart the inner workings of the human mind. This event is brought to you by “Oedipal Arrangements."

Toys and Tiny Instruments is a Brooklyn-based psych-pop band formed in late 2009 as a side project of the musical duo My Friend Other.  Toys specialize in a rhythmically complex, quirky and whimsical sound and have been relentlessly active on the NYC music scene, performing in venues ranging from a converted nuns' convent to sweaty bars to South Street Seaport. They just released their first full-length album, "Thunder Clap Machine," in early 2013.

“Toys and Tiny Instruments are insane musician magicians. They brought the energy and fun in a major way”. - Chris Gethard, TheChrisGethardShow.com

“This Brooklyn-based band gives off a total Barenaked Ladies meets Magnetic Fields meets Broadway musical vibe. In other words, as quirky, symbolic, intelligent and theatrical as one can get.” - Lindsey Darden, BeatCrave.com


10pm- That Band Bones 
Genre:  Blues, Folk, Americana
For fans of:  Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Captain Beefheart.

In 2012, Haley "Bones" Saner released Drift On, a retrospective album that invites fans into tales of love, heartbreak, nostalgia, and self-realization. The mellow ballads and soulful blues are unified by dark and often intimate lyrics. His voice is thick and gravelly, giving his songs an emotional candidness while maintaining obscurity. Bones composed, produced, and recorded the album, playing the majority of instruments: guitar, bass, piano, organ, drums, and banjo. Patrick Casey, a guest player at shows, contributed leads and jazz inspired improvisations on trumpet and flugelhorn.


11pm- Jason Prince
Genre: indie-folk, folk
For fans of: Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits

Jay Prince is a singer/songwriter from the New Haven area of CT. He grew up in a household steeped in music, and says "there was always music on...my heroes have always been musicians, specifically songwriters." Raised on various forms of American roots music: rock and roll, southern rock, blues, and country (and later punk rock and hardcore), the template was set for what would later become his distinctive style of American folk music. Influences can, at times, be broad, but easily narrowed down to early Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Elliott Smith, Willie Nelson and Leonard Cohen.
He has shared the stage with such acts as Those Darlins', Murder By Death, David Dondero, and Grant Hart (Husker Du). His debut EP was released Jan 10th, 2014.


8pm- Steve Katz

Genre: singer songwriter/acoustic/folk
For fans of: Jose Gonzalez/Damien Rice/David Gray/Gordon Lightfoot

Singer songwriter and guitarist . Originally from Belgium, Katz lived in Israel for many years and traveled around the world mostly in India  where he spent close to one year. Steve  is In NYC since 2010. He released an EP called Barricades in 2012.

"I sense that Steve Katz is on the verge of commercial breakthrough with his music." - Joe Ross, CD Insight

“Barricades is a confident five-song debut EP from newcomer Steve Katz...Barricades should serve as a perfect demo to intrigue any record company interested in this breed of pop.” - Wes Britton, Blog Critics

"I always say that really good music--- the music that is far above the norm--- defies genre. These five songs are defiant as hell." - Frank Gutch, Rockandreprise


9pm- Rivals of the Peacemaker
Genre: Americana / indie folk
For fans of: The Civil Wars, The Lumineers, Emmylou Harris, Amy Mann

Sometimes the creative process sucks, and no one knows that more than really creative artists. Just ask Alex and Billy Watson, the wife-husband artistic force behind Chicago’s dark folk quintet, Rivals of the Peacemaker.  Rivals hold court in both approaches that have served country-tinged folk and Americana well over the past 100-plus years: Slimmed down to a duo, they create a stark, intimate mesh of top-notch songwriting and evocative vocals; With a backing band - made up of guitarist Anthony Rubino, drummer Derek Crawford and Jeff O'Connor on bass - they can craft soaring ballads and fiery, ramshackle stompers. Look for Rivals of the Peacemaker debut album August 2013.

“Rivals of the Peacemaker layer lush harmonies and foot stomping rhythms over evocative and dark songwriting “ - WLUW

Fire For You (Acoustic in studio): http://youtu.be/bfcr-HubIqY
Day After The Rapture (Official Video): http://youtu.be/r4S7nMWlbjw

10pm- Bonsai
Genre: Folk/rock/pop
For fans of: Feist, Regina Spektor, Stevie Nicks, Chrissie Hynde

Simone Stevens is a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn New York. She blends folk with rock and peppers it with pop.


11pm- The Plaine Truth 
Genre: Rock, 70’s Soul
For fans of:  The Black Crowes,  Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith

The Plaine Truth is a NY band playing great original rock songs with a touch of 70's soul. The band was founded in late 2004 by drummer and singer Brian Plaine. Shortly after, Brian was joined by guitar player Yoav Thaler and a tight songwriting team was born. Brian and Yoav went through several different lineups in search of the perfect pocket, and ended up with bass monster Josh Levine locking down the rhythm section with a super solid groove. The Plaine Truth melds classic / hard rock, soul and funk into catchy, intelligent songs that capture the hearts of listeners everywhere. The band recorded a five-song EP in 2008 and is currently gigging around NYC.  A good fairytale is a really sweet thing but there ain't nothing like THE PLAINE TRUTH!

“There's nothing plain about The Plaine Truth. The band has a keen ear for melody and an ability to craft songs that insinuate themselves into your brain and refuse to leave. Alive is a splendid introduction, the sort that will have you checking the band's website on a regular basis to find out when the next album/ep is coming out. Don't miss out on The Plaine Truth.” Wildy Haskell - Wildy's World


9pm- Wasabassco
We're back at the bar with the TARDIS with an ALL-STAR Wasabassco lineup: Nasty Canasta; GiGi La Femme, and Peekaboo Pointe - the girls that made Wasabassco happen! plus kitten extraordinaire Mischief Molly. Hosted by Doc Wasabassco.

$10 Admission at the door.
Get there early to grab a good seat.


4pm- PATWELL Arthritis Walk Fundraiser
Happy Hour, raffles and music by DayBreak

6:30pm- Daybreak
Genre: Blues/slow funk, Soul

The band is built on the song writing and performing duo of Robin Day and Benjamin Rogerson. With the addition of skilled bassist Mike Irwin, DayBreak brings a unique sound to the world of music. Their soulful, sultry sound has garnered them fans and rave reviews all over the New York City area.


8pm- Squirrels From Hell
Genre: Low-Volume Underground Garage Rock
For fans of: original music that spans multiple styles, but always with honesty, energy, and lyrics that reach for the true depiction of life in 21st Century America.

Known as “The Band New York City Couldn’t Kill,” these long-time original rockers have weathered all the storms life and our corrupt culture can muster. They push on, driven by the demands of an artistic inspiration that will not release them. Squirrels From Hell fired their marketing and booking staff years ago, and have found creative satisfaction by dealing truth-to-truth with a limited number of producers, promoters, and club owners who have earned their trust. While they freely share much of their music at www.hellsville.com, only the raw but controlled energy of a live performance will demonstrate how Squirrels From Hell continue to influence NY music culture.

SFH have been celebrated for their “Art Punk oddness,” and officially designated “The lowest of the low-rent bands,” whatever that means.

here’s one video, the band finally meshed at around 12:15 on the track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX3nZwrxtuA 

9pm- Ewald
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Bill Withers, Motown, Jam Bands

The groove of Ewald speaks for itself.  The songs of Ewald speak to everyone…
Brooklyn based band, Ewald includes Jason Ewald on Vox and Drums, Jim Saxa on Bass, Andreas Arnold on Guitar and Kevin Bernstein on Keys. Since transplanting to Brooklyn from the Bay Area 5 years ago, Jason has penned a number of beautiful tunes inspired by city life all of which can be found on his two new albums, "Ewald" and "The Brooklyn Bedroom Sessions".  Ewald's music is a groove infused mix of rock and 70’s pop and Jason's voice is like an old comforting friend.  Ewald has been compared to the likes of Bill Withers, Jack Johnson, Steely Dan and Lenny Kravitz.

10pm- Brandi and the Alexanders
Genre: Soul/R&B
For fans of: Aretha Franklin, Sharon Jones, D’Angelo, James Brown, Jack Black’s band at the end of High Fidelity

Brandi & The Alexanders perform God damn soul music!  We play that good old fashioned good grinding good roaring ain’t nothing wrong with getting down tonight baby and feeling the floor now music.”


8pm- Stanley John Mitchell and his Band of Buddies
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 mĂ©lange 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


9pm- Cornell Bros
Genre: Original Acoustic American Roots Music
For fans of: Bluegrass, The Band, The Stanley Brothers, CSNY, Walt Whitman   

Original songs of redemption and hope, featuring farmers, sailors, dancers, fathers, lovers, Abraham Lincoln and The Knights Templar. Denizens of Brooklyn's South Slope, the Cornell Bros. (not brothers in fact, but brothers in music) have been playing NYC for three years, developing their soulful take on founder and songwriter Greg Cornell's tunes, with tight vocal harmonies in front. Many instruments will show up at their gigs: fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, harmonica, sometimes lap steel and piano, as well as a pared down drum kit that helps them rock and roll. They bring energy and joy to their musical sojourn.    


10pm- Denbaya
Genre: Afro Jazz
For fans of: Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Salif Keita, Ali Farka Toure

Denbaya (which means family in Bambara) performs captivating, original compositions that defy easy categorizations. Steeped in the West African rhythmic and musical tradition, Denbaya plays tunes with influences that range from jazz and rock to reggae while remaining true to the spirit of Malian music

" I feel that you are one of the BEST independent artists out there right now." Christopher Ewing Emmy Award winner and Host of "The Radio Cafe ReverbNation Indie Music Countdown" - Christopher Ewing, Indie Music Countdown (May 03, 2011)


4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.  Always new Doctor Who when it's in season, and often paired with something appropriate (a classic episode featuring the same villain, prior episodes of character's story arc, etc).  Off-season it's favorite episodes from past years, or other tv shows & films, often falling into the sci-fi or British comedy genres.

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back

7pm- Nerd Cabaret 
May 4th is Star Wars Day! Come celebrate this wonderful day at Way Station with the members of Nerd Cabaret!

We'll sing about Boba Fett, Droids, and even the Star Wars Christmas Special.

Ashley Boehm is joined by Joy M Seldin, Kofi Mills, Lena Gabrielle, and William Shishmanian! With Benjamin Steinhardt on piano!


9pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!