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Monday, October 20, 2014

Events through 11/9/14

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

All events are a strongly suggested $5 donation unless indicated otherwise.

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SATURDAY 10/25
3:30pm- Philip Sandifer Doctor Who Reading
Launch Party for "TARDIS Eruditorum Vol 5: Tom Baker and the Williams Years"
Author Philip Sandifer will perform a Kabbalistic Choose Your Adventure essay around the Doctor Who serial "Logopolis" followed by a Q&A in this launch party for his new collection.

In this fifth volume of essays adapted from the acclaimed blog TARDIS Eruditorum you’ll find a critical history of Tom Baker’s final four seasons of Doctor Who. TARDIS Eruditorum tells the ongoing story of Doctor Who from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present day, pushing beyond received wisdom and fan dogma to understand the story not just as the story of a geeky sci-fi show but as the story of an entire tradition of mystical, avant-garde, and politically radical British culture. It treats Doctor Who as a show that really is about everything that ever happened, and everything that ever will.

This volume focuses on the madcap final years of Tom Baker, looking at its connections with punk, British comic books, the Kabbalah, and more. Every blog post from Tom Baker’s final four seasons has been revised and updated from its original form, along with eight brand new essays exclusive to this collected edition, including a look at how the Guardians can be reconciled with the rest of Doctor Who, an analysis of the many different versions of Shada, and an exclusive interview with Gareth Roberts about his many stories set during the Graham Williams era of Doctor Who. Plus, you’ll learn:

- How Robert Holmes deconstructed the Key to Time arc in its first story.

- Whatever happened to Philip Hinchcliffe.

- What Alan Moore and 2000 AD have to do with the history of Doctor Who.

Book Launch Blog Post:
http://www.philipsandifer.com/2014/10/book-launch-of-fang-rock.html
About TARDIS Eruditorum:
http://www.philipsandifer.com/p/tardis-eruditorum.html
Buy the book:
Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/TARDIS-Eruditorum-Unofficial-Critical-Williams-ebook/dp/B00ODIGU1S/
Print:
http://www.amazon.com/TARDIS-Eruditorum-Unofficial-Critical-Williams/dp/1502725533/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/482921


5pm- Brukelele Fest 3
Cat Smith
I'm one girl with a ukelele who does an Amanda Palmer cover or two, so if forced to compare my sound to anyone elses, it's probably her. Succinctly, just describe me as Nerd Rock at its finest.  

5:30pm- Kelly Kilcoyne
Genre: Nerd Folk
For fans of: Jonathan Coulton
Book geek. Cardio kickboxer. Singing Pirate. Ren Faire nerd. Sword fighter. Ukulele enthusiast.



6pm- Katie Pierce
Singer, songwriter, player of many instruments and teacher of small children.

6:30pm- Sarah Bisman 
Genre: Folk covers and originals
For fans of: Jonathan Coulton, Emilyn Brodsky, and general quirk.


7pm- Ariah Noetzel
Genre: Indie/folk
For fans of: Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareillis, Laura Marling

Ariah is a silly student from New York who likes making music and puppies.
soundcloud.com/ariahlikestrees

ariah.bandcamp.com

8pm- Cuervo Jones
Who is Cuervo Jones?
Combining catchy melodies, driving rhythms, and powerful guitar, this dance punk power trio exploded on NYC scene in 2013. Pulling from the best of their favorite bands: the Ramones, Arctic Monkeys, and the Strokes, Cuervo Jones will be in your head long after the last cymbal crash and barre chord have faded out into the night.


http://cuervojones.bandcamp.com/ 



9pm- Brandi & 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.


www.facebook.com/brandiandthealexanders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tyo3RTt2_Bs
 

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 10/26
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

DOCTOR WHO Series 8
We'll be playing the new episode for you 2-3 times every Sunday starting at 4pm.
 

https://www.facebook.com/events/825874687432848/

7:30pm- Nerd Cabaret 
Welcome Joss Whedon Fans to the Bar with a TARDIS for Nerd Cabaret's presentation of HALLOWHEDON! ($5 Suggested Donation is appreciated.)

We invite you to a Joss Whedon evening with full performances of "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" and the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
"Once More With Feeling."

@7:30PM - Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog
@8:30PM - Once More With Feeling

STARRING in Dr. Horrible:
Dr. Horrible + Billy/ Frank Todaro
Penny/ Cecilia Gray
Captain Hammer/ Jacob Thompson
Moist/ Alyssa Borg
Trio (1)/ Sonia Hebé Acosta
Trio (2)/ Joy Seldin
Trio (3)/ Debbie Chen

STARRING in Buffy:
Buffy Summers/ Liz Carbonell
Dawn Summers/ Danielle Kay
King Sweet/ Paula Galloway
Rupert Giles/ Adam Baritot
Tara MaClay/ Joy Seldin
Anya (Lame Ass Made Up Maiden Name)/ Amelia Boheme
Spike/ Jacob Thompson
Xander Harris/ CJ Pacelli
Willow Rosenberg/ Alyssa Borg

Ensemble Cast!
Tim Sheridan, Madeline Lewis, Sonia Hebé Acosta, Jen Gelber


https://www.facebook.com/events/1461626270781896/

10pm- 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!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 10/27
6-7:15pm- Monster Monday Madness: Body Bags (Carpenter segment) 
Free Pizza

7:30pm- Art Talks Brooklyn 
An informal speaker series highlighting the importance of Brooklyn art initiatives and how they positively impact our community. Monthly, we invite three speakers, each allotted 15 minutes, to talk about their history, mission and creative public programming. This month we are focusing on writing and storytelling.

Brooklyn Public Library, Meredith Walters, Director Programs & Exhibitions
As an independent system, separate from the New York City and Queens libraries, Brooklyn Public Library serves the borough's 2.5 million residents, offering thousands of public programs, millions of books and use of more than 1,100 free Internet-accessible computers. Just some of the many things you can do at BPL:
-Attend an author reading, poetry discussion or other public program offered throughout the year
-Use our Articles & Databases to conduct research
-Learn about Brooklyn's rich history at the Brooklyn Collection.
-Get all the information you need to start your own enterprise at the Business Library
-Learn a new language at the Languages and Literature Division
   
bklynpubliclibrary.org


The Brooklyn Quarterly, Tristan Snell
Featuring fiction, essays, interviews, and poetry, we aim to cultivate accessible discourse and an open community of writers, readers, and citizens. We ourselves are writers, professionals, activists, entrepreneurs, and scholars who believe in the power of narrative and the critical importance of public intellectuals rather than an exclusive intelligentsia.

Brooklyn is the anchor for our endeavors for a multitude of reasons. In “Our City,” Walt Whitman referred to Brooklyn as “a mighty world in itself,” and that is just as true today as it was in 1842. Brooklyn is, to each of us, Our City — both home and workshop, a place of family memories and personal aspirations. With its proud and continuing history of openness and diversity, opportunity and invention, Brooklyn is in many ways America’s City. More recently, Brooklyn has become synonymous with efforts to reclaim the history and artisanship of a bygone America, as a nation of producers and not just consumers — efforts we aim to embrace and celebrate.

Above all, Brooklyn stands for tangible possibility, a city that welcomes and harbors the immigrant and dissident, the struggling and ambitious.  Living and working here, Whitman wrote, “are people of all classes and stages of rank — from all countries on the globe — engaged in all the varieties of avocations — of every grade, every hue of ignorance and learning, morality and vice, wealth and want, fashion and coarseness, breeding and brutality, elevation and degradation, impudence and modesty.” We are The Brooklyn Quarterly because we believe this “mighty world,” both cosmopolitan and yet uniquely American, is still being built and deserves expression worthy of its grandeur. By naming ourselves in the tradition of Whitman’s democratic vision of America, we affirm our dedication to seeking out and publishing new voices and new ideas, raised throughout the country and around the world.

The Brooklyn Quarterly is a nonprofit literary endeavor based in Brooklyn, with editors across the country.  We have an exciting slate of writers, editors, contributing editors, and advisory editors on board, and we are seeking additional writers and editors, both established and emerging, to join us.  We have been hosting events and publishing online quarterly issues since the summer of 2013, and host an online blog community. We also publish curated selections of our work in limited print editions. The Brooklyn Quarterly will retain first serial rights on featured work.  We welcome all sponsors and collaborators.

For more information, please contact us: contact@brooklynquarterly.org

http://brooklynquarterly.org/about/

9pm- Sami & Sarah
Genre: From traditional country music, early jazz recordings, Brazilian sambas to European movie soundtracks and the golden age of American animation
For fans of: Cliff Edwards, Huayno, Serge Gainsbourg, Ween, Willie Nelson, Tom Ze, Sega Genesis, The Moldy Peaches, Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin, and Johnny Cash & June Carter

Sami & Sarah are a Brooklyn-based vocal duo playing banjo-ukulele, and upright bass. Their whimsical sound has been described as a combination of The Moldy Peaches, Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin, and Johnny Cash & June Carter. Their multi-lingual music draws from influences as varied as traditional country music, early jazz recordings, Brazilian sambas, European movie soundtracks and the golden age of American animation. Since their formation in early 2013, they have played various venues in New York City and Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are in the process of completing recordings for their first EP, which is expected to be released in the fall of 2014.

www.samiandsarah.com
http://vimeo.com/77752208
https://soundcloud.com/samisarah/together-1


10pm- Geoff Raggett 
Genre: rock

Geoff Raggett has been plundering the live circuit in London for a number of years. Possessing strong vocals and fiery guitar chops he is now finally emerging as one of the UK’s upcoming live talents and songwriters. His first single, “Soul Destroyer” was described as, “bringing the soul back to rock and roll. Forthcoming single, “What Now” has been described as having a stomping Kasabian like groove and the unyielding vocal intent of Miles Kane.
 

“Geoff Raggett embodies the unfeigned despair of a balladeer launched in the guise of an unyielding mod.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k358Ec5544o
https://www.facebook.com/GeoffRaggettMusic
 

11pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana/blues
For fans of: Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash

One man show. True American vocally driven songs. Americana with focused guitar and country blues roots. Original songs only, with a respect for lyrical expression.

Soundcloud.com/cancion-1
 

TUESDAY 10/28
8pm- Noah Redfield
Genre: Indie
For fans of: The Kinks, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, Small Faces, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Scott Walker

Witness the acoustic punk vagabond Mr. Noah as he staggers his way into upcoming live venues and bangs out song after song about humanity's basest impulses. On a good night, he slings his guitar over his shoulder and sings from his soul. On a bad night, he goes completely mad and babbles in gin-soaked tongues. Either way, you'll have a blast.

 “Acoustic anarchy.” —Mike Staub, Bassist of Bad Mary

facebook.com/MrNoahRedfield
https://soundcloud.com/thischarmingsir/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1b6i0BEwQQ
 

9pm- Dave Hassell Quintet 
Genre: jazz, contemporary
For fans of: Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter

Brooklyn based bass player and composer Dave Hassell draws from his diverse background to deliver a genuine and solid musical foundation. Drawing from his rock, funk, jazz, and folk backgrounds he brings a fresh and unique palate of sounds to the table, and consistently pushes others to explore new terrain. Along with being an in demand sideman in several groups, he also leads the Dave Hassell Quintet, which just released their debut album entitled "Bearings." The album is available to stream, download, and order at loozthehoff.bandcamp.com


10pm- Kings County Ramblers
Genre: bluegrass, rag time, Americana

Bluegrass in Brooklyn! It's a wonderful thing and the Ramblers are helping to keep the tradition moving forward. We're a scrappy group of pickers emerging on the Brooklyn scene. Playing a great style of music that brings together bluegrass, rag time, Americana and improvisational jamming. Everything from fast paced cookin’ with gas to slow eerie old timey numbers. The way music is supposed to be. A good time celebration with organic instruments; banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar and Bob the upright bass. Y'all should come!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idSiblwC58w 


11pm- Bree and The Whatevers
Genre: Jazzy pop gypsy rock
For fans of: good times, good music and general nerdom

We sound like the musical love child of Amy Winehouse and The Doors. Four piece Brooklyn based Pop/R&B /Rock band fronted by a powerhouse Chanteuse. 
Funky bass/drum beats with lively melodies, and lyrics about Love, German folklore, and Anime Heroines. 


“an attractive blues/jazz/pop chanteuse, Bree Klauser, who playfully delivered lively melodies with a skilled combo of guitar/bass/drums/keys.”- nycindiemusiclive.blogspot.com/

http://www.reverbnation.com/BreeAndTheWhatevers
https://www.facebook.com/BreeAndTheWhatevers
breeannklauser.com
 

WEDNESDAY 10/29
8pm- Camp Street
Genre: 1920s & 30s Jazz
For fans of: The Boswell Sisters, The Andrews Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Django Reinhardt

Camp Street is Brooklyn's premier close harmony singing group, steeped in the vocal jazz traditions of the 1920s and early 1930s.  Their repertoire leans heavily on cuts from the Boswell Sisters, but also various selections from the 1950s and 60s.  Regardless of the song's era, every note is faithfully representative of the swing and boogie-woogie generation.

Camp Street plays music old enough that transcriptions do not exist.  For that reason, the band painstakingly transcribes much of their repertoire from period recordings.  While tedious, the process produces changes and alterations to the originals - as rich, intricate, and unexpected as the original composers intended.  

Their performance, though anachronistic, invokes the joy and romance of ALL eras.  Camp Street pays homage to music that was the punk rock of its time - unconventional, youthful, and most significantly, rebellious.

https://www.facebook.com/campstreetmusic/
 

9pm- Sun Thief
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Fleet Foxes, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Avett Brothers

The dulcet harmonies of Sun Thief have been lauded by many a listener from the far reaches of Crown Heights to the stony rows of Park Slope. Formed in the Spring of 2014, Sun Thief consists of Nathaniel Riehl (vox/guitars), Patrick Cochrane (vox/guitars), and John Matson (vox/drums). All members contribute to the band's catalogue of original music which can be described as folky, sometimes ethereal, and always introspective. The band plans to release their first EP this fall.
 

www.soundcloud.com/nathan-riehl

10pm- The 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?

http://www.skycaptainsofindustry.com/
http://sci-fidelity.bandcamp.com/


11pm- Dalton Deschain
EP Release for The Collateral Vignettes 

Theatrical punk act Dalton Deschain unveils his newest concept EP about nuclear warfare, circus freaks, and demonic possession, just in time for Halloween!

"Detroit will not weep for you."

Come celebrate Halloween the old-fashioned way: with a spooky ghost story told through aggressive acoustic punk music, and drinking beer in the shadow of the TARDIS. Dalton Deschain's new EP, The Collateral Vignettes, is a fast-paced album full of catchy hooks...along with lyrics about a demon-possessed man who gains control of Detroit in the 1940s. Come in costume(!) to join Dalton for the release of this poppy punk horrorshow.  

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.  For more information on all this nonsense, head to:

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

THURSDAY 10/30
8pm- The Bright Smoke
Genre: Indie-rock/blues
For fans of: PJ Harvey, My Brightest Diamond, Sharon Van Etten

Brooklyn-based The Bright Smoke aspires to create music with a dark edge and rock sentiment while adding noticeable blues undertones. Musicians Mia Wilson and Quincy Ledbetter hail from Illinois and Virginia respectively and present a captivating collection of eerie low-key vocals with harrowing melodies and rhythm accents. The duo combines a variation of tones, pulling influences from Patti Smith and Junior Kimbrough, to Leonard Cohen, to Cat Power and PJ Harvey, making the unique noir-blues sound that differentiates them from other bands of today.

"...music that touches on different genres (with) a captivating voice and lyrics that balance between despair and hope." - Filter Magazine

"The vocals cut deep into you, with a strong piano back beat to keep you comfortable while the blood rushes out. Chills will ensue after listening to this." - Velvet Rope Magazine

"This is without doubt some of the coolest new music that I have listened to in the last few years. The Bright Smoke is a band you will be hearing a lot about in 2014" - 50third and Third

www.thebrightsmoke.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bright-Smoke/407399432659970
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuIraArKHTI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbqoy9gxmuQ
https://soundcloud.com/thebrightsmoke-1
http://thebrightsmoke.bandcamp.com/


9pm-
Pete Lanctot and the Stray Dogs
Genre: Experimental Folk Blues
For fans of: Tom Waits, John Cale, Ernest Tubb, The Mississippi Sheiks

New York Music Daily writes that, "Pete Lanctot personifies pretty much everything good about New York's most happening music scene." His songs are surreal and mysterious narratives featuring sordid casts of characters who’s origins are vague, and seem equally likely to be found in present day New York City, a Memphis juke joint of the 1920s or hitchhiking a depression era plains state highway. Steeped in American traditions of blues, folk and country. Backed by The Stray Dogs, a talented and versatile cast of musicians and improvisers Lanctot’s music is original, rabble rousing, heartbreaking and soul searching, always exploring the non-traditional without relying on reproduction.

www.peteandthestraydogs.com


10pm- Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires
Genre: Americana/Roots
For fans of: Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins and The Barbecue Swingers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Galactic

Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires combine the urgency and spontanaity of jazz, with the gritty bare bones sensibility of early folk blues, and the vibrancy of New Orleans culture to bring life to original story songs. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Ted Hefko moved to New Orleans on a Greyhound Bus when he was 18 and fresh out of high school. He rode next to a Memphis call-girl, nearly twice his age, who entertained him with stories of the ins and outs of the business as they rode. From a home base in Brooklyn, NY, The Thousandaires tour a wide swath of the country from Thomas West Virginia, to Tulsa Oklahoma, and Kansas City Missouri.

"Follow that brooding Southern-fried piper dripping with sass and eloquence, and one song leads to another. There’s a little romance. Foot tapping quickly escalates to a slow dance with a sound match made somewhere between Dixieland and heaven." — Dionne Charlet,
Where Y'at


"A sonic breath of fresh air, entertaining and a nice slice of Americana roots music without every coming close to the self indulgent pitfalls more common today by most artists." — Brent Black,
Critical Jazz


“If I Walked On Water - has songs about trains, buses and taking steps to get some where you want to be. - They will make you laugh, dance and think.”- 
Oscar Brooks - The Examiner

“Ted Hefko writes New Orleans inspired jazz that appeals to the NYC crowd. That's a tall order, but he and his band, the Thousandaires, know how to make music that sounds upbeat, sophisticated, and fun while staying true to the spirit of New Orleans. Think of him as an urban Dr. John.” -Calvin Powers - Taproot Radio

www.ted.hefko.net

11pm- Dick Valentine
Genre: Solo acoustic
For fans of: I am the lead singer of Electric Six, but you could say I have some Roky Erikson, Tom Waits, Talking Heads in me.

Dick Valentine is best known as the frontman for Electric Six, but in the last few years he has been known to play solo acoustic sets both in the US and the UK.  He has two solo albums, “Destroy The Children” and “Halloween Fingers” and his set consists of a healthy mix of songs from those albums as well as Electric Six songs performed acoustically. Requests are taken, drinks are consumed, and occasionally audience members can come up and sing backing vocals. Though originally from Detroit, Valentine has lived in Prospect Heights for 7 years and is excited about being able to walk 2 blocks to his gig at The Way Station. 

“With many absurd lyrics and heartfelt, but rigorous acoustic guitar playing, this is a frontman’s acoustic set at its best” - The Yorker (York, UK)

“(Valentine) prefers not to think about it. Why push genius, anyway?”  QRO Magazine

electricsix.com
https://www.facebook.com/dick.valentine.7


HALLOWEEN
Dress up for The Way Station's fourth Annual Halloween Costume Party with bar tab prizes for best costumes. Drink specials, and a mid-night screening of everyone's favorite cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show! It's just a jump to the left....
 

SATURDAY 11/1
Regulars Happy Hour
Wear your ambassador pin and pay happy hour prices all night long.
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- Toby Singer and the Storm
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Nick Drake, Elliott Smith

Toby Singer and the Storm, the stage name of Toby Singer, an up and coming singer/songwriter, producer, and musical theater composer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. His last record is called Here Comes Saturn, an homage of sorts to the delicate, quiet music of Nick Drake and Elliott Smith. Toby’s warm, low voice gives weight to the semi-autobiographical record, detailing the traverse of time and the crisis of being, going through one’s late 20s.

“Recalling a cleaned up Nick Drake or a scrubbed Elliot Smith, Toby Singer chases down the same acoustic wide-screen pop that seems so well suited to sync with film. "Hard Beast" is built on the back of a tiny acoustic guitar progression, Singer's voice lilting out in some pleasant combination of firm and weak. Producers of independent film take notice of the chorus, the kind of the thing that should suitably end up in a trailer beside a pensive next-generation Gordon-Levitt or a vastly-improved Zach Braff. Singer repeats the chorus until it is a well-worn hook, the title lyric very nearly an analog for "heart beat", as the song moves methodically to its small and valuable conclusions." -32 Feet Per Second

"Wickedly fresh soul slash crooning slash dancin’ in the kitchen" and that the songs are "coated with a frosting of earnest innocence, but still stay sexy."     -YVYNYL

"Bits of Jens Lekman, Vampire Weekend and soul. Nice.” -Mind of an Independent

http://www.tobysinger.com/the-storm
http://vimeo.com/104071114
 

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

www.kagero.com
http://kagero.com/fr_epk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ul6qjtbneQ&feature=player_embedded

SUNDAY 11/2
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

8:30pm- An evening with uncle Monsterface' presenting their new album, 'Rise of the Lava Men.
Genre: Alternative/Weird/Nerd Pop
For fans of: They Might Be Giants Meets Rush, Ween

Uncle Monsterface is fun, high-energy nerd rock that stares you down from across the bar and dares you not to have a good time with them. They make songs about ninjas, Nintendo, D&D, lobsters, and life. Their live shows often include giant dancing monsters, notably one that shares the name with the band, and is also a sock puppet. As a matter of fact, many of their songs are about real sock puppets. Listen up and get down.
 

“[Uncle Monsterface] lifts you up and makes you feel powerful.”
-james kochalka, american elf, on uncle monsterface’s ‘this is an adventure’

“Is the music catchy? Yes! Are the lyrics odd and quirky? Of Course! But are the songs themselves somehow devalued by these two elements? Hell no! While Uncle Monsterface like to paint themselves as goodtime guys making music that requires naught but a modicum of conscious thought on the part of their listeners, they are, in fact, **dum–dum–daaaaah** emotionally resonant.” -Geekdad Z, HipsterPlease

unclemonsterface.com
youtube.com/unclemonsterface
http://unclemonsterface.bandcamp.com/


10pm- 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!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 11/3
8pm- Samantha Brown
9pm- Zuni Mountain Boys
10pm- Mike O'Malley

11pm- The Moon and You
Genre: cello/folk
For fans of: Leon Redbone, Nick Drake, Gillian Welch, Richard and Linda Thompson

Melissa Hyman and Ryan Furstenberg are musical mad scientists who bring the sparks of life to old forms. One stormy night, in the midst of demented cackling, they created the Moon and You. Armed with cello, guitar, harmonica, foot percussion, and vocal cords they play their versions of ragtime, country, lounge jazz, and bluegrass up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Come for the soothing vocal harmonies and intricate arrangements and stay for the awkward stage banter.

"Their songs are heartfelt, but neither cloying nor saccharine."
Ali Marshall    *The Mountain Xpress*

"Unlike many acoustic folk duos, Asheville's the Moon and You features acoustic guitar and cello, which allows the band to get a deeper, smokier tone than similar acts. Melissa Hyman's cello also provides a groovy, dynamic presence, channeling sultry jazz swing on the down-to-earth ode "Diamondz," haunting folk-grass on "Baker's Daughter," and harmony-enriched folk-pop like the foot-tapping "Take Me With You." While Hyman holds down the hearty bottom end, Ryan Furstenberg's fingerstyle guitar does soft-shoe over the top, allowing the tenderly plucked melodies to dance watercolor wisps that gently fade into each other. And the sonic yin-yang extends beyond their instruments. Fustenberg also possesses a booming, oaky baritone that plays nicely against Hyman's sweet girlish coo. The pair only started making music together a little more than a year ago, but since then they've released two live six-song EPs on BandCamp. At least a few tracks seem inspired by the pair's obvious chemistry and shared affection, recalling the intimate earnest spirit of fellow North Carolina couple-combo Bowerbirds." —*Chris Parker* Charleston City Paper

Themoonandyou.com
Facebook.com/themoonandyou
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH5n2mLgUy4&feature=em-share_video_user>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDJ-suY_A0U>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVv1S71ELzo
 

TUESDAY 11/4
8pm- Acousta Noir 

Antifolk Night 9-11pm
Antifolk is a movement, a music genre and a social network of artists, writers, and musicians who work in different mediums and styles.

Antifolk's defining characteristics are that it can't be defined; it's irreverent, raw, it turns the status quo on it's head. It's shambolic, words mean more than pretense and you can't say what it is until you see it, hear it, and feel it. 
 9pm- Neil Kenny
Genre: Antifolk
For fans of: Kenny Rodgers,Kenny G

Neil Kelly is a native of Brooklyn who has been giving NYC the gift of original music for over 15 years. He has been an integral member of such notable groups as Huggabroomstik, Kung Fu Crimewave and Tunetown Philharmonic. He has also performed and released solo albums under the names, Masheen Gun Kelly and Club Mate.

http://tunetownphilharmonic.bandcamp.com/
http://kungfucrimewave.bandcamp.com/
http://huggabroomstik.bandcamp.com/
http://thomaspatrickmaguire.bandcamp.com/album/club-mate-plays-the-songs-of-thomas-patrick-maguire


10pm- Prewar Yardsale
Genre: rock
For fans of: Jeff Lewis, The Johns, Kung Fu Crimewave

Prewar Yardsale is lofi New York City Antifolk. Beat up acoustic guitars, buckets, tin cans, broken casios and distortion pedals provide the sonic drop for the lyrics cribbed for songs of breaking up, partying, sickness, disease, and your record collection. They have a new Major Matt produced EP up on bandcamp that captures the band during some raw sessions at Emandee and Olivejuice studios.

http://prewaryardsale.bandcamp.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/prewaryardsale


11pm- American Anymen
Genre: anti-folk

American Anymen are an antifolk group located in NYC. We follow the political line of passion over expertise and the idea that what you have to say is more important than the equipment that you own.

https://vimeo.com/105382594
https://vimeo.com/104680200
https://americananymen.bandcamp.com/


WEDNESDAY 11/5
8pm- Mark from 3A
Genre: Acoustic Rock
For fans of: Collective Soul, Foo Fighters, David Bowie, City and Colour

Mark from 3A formed when drummer, Jason Lang of Apt. 3D, knocked on his neighbor's door and asked if the guys playing guitar, Mark Ayesh of Apt. 3A and James L'Esperance, needed a drummer.  The rest is video games, whiskey, neighborly love and history. Songwriters Mark Ayesh and Bayard Russell each bring their own unique style to the table.

MF3A's sound lives somewhere between Russell's space-folk rock (Collective Soul with a slap of Bowie) and Ayesh's alternative rock (if City and Colour and Foo Fighters had a baby.)  The rest of MF3A's sound comes from the band with L'Esperance playing lead guitar, Lang on Drums and Clark Baxtresser on keys and backup vocals. Mark from 3A is currently in the process of recording a demo and plays gigs all around New York City, including Bowery Electric, Arlene's Grocery, Underground Lounge, Spike Hill, and The Way Station.

“Russell delivers simple, catchy songs with honest lyrics straight from his broken heart. He effortlessly takes what most of us would consider as bad situations and makes light of them, and in doing so he creates a responsive bond of some sort with his listeners.” -HotIndieNews.com

http://www.markfrom3a.com
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5iv74HiBTfpos_lbmdszFME4KHP_Wvz
 

9pm- Jonathan Saraga Quintet 
Genre: Mondern Jazz/Contemporary
For fans of: Miguel Zennon, John Zorn, David Binney, Miles Okazaki

The Jonathan Saraga Quintet has been playing Saraga's original compositions and arrangements around New York City since 2012. Inspired by Western Classical music, jazz and film scores, Jonathan writes music that features "...a rare blend of individuality and maturity," for an artist still in his 20's. Each composition includes portions of it that are catered to improvisation, and in-the-moment decisions that provide the music with a means of metamorphosis.

"At times, Saraga's music can exhibit a wandering, nomadic, Klezmer-influenced sound that further cements the (Dave) Douglas connection via that trumpeter's work with John Zorn's flagship Masada." - ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“This is engaging, tuneful, urgent modern jazz played at a very high level by young, masterful musicians." -JIMMY GREENE

"Saraga... is only in his mid-twenties, but plays with the wisdom and maturity of veterans more than twice his age. His  chops, lust for musical life and don't-box-me-into-a-stylistic-corner mentality make him  seem like the musical offspring of trumpeters Dave Douglas and Ambrose Akinmusire." - ALL ABOUT JAZZ

www.jonathansaraga.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1V7qUrx0og&list=UUKsORBAgWSHrgAOhTQWUG4w
https://soundcloud.com/jonathansaraga
www.youtube.com/koooltrumpet


10pm- The Condescending Liberals
Genre: Rock/Funk
For fans of: Funkadelic, The Meters, Bonnie Raitt, Led Zeppelin with harmonies, Keith Olbermann

Intertwining '70s urban funk with close-harmony singing from the Heartland, The Condescending Liberals' jams will no doubt leave you in a blue state.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPIbv30ID90
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDuzQXQSBEs


11pm- Fife & Drom
Genre: Blues
For fans of: Howlin’ Wolf, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Bonnie Raitt

Fife & Drom is the musical brainchild of husband and wife team Mark Marshall and Abby Ahmad. Though the couple grew up as neighbors in a tiny Pennsylvania town, destiny arranged their first meeting, oddly enough, over two decades later at the “Crossroads Cafe” in Brooklyn, NY.  One might say their collaboration was fated. Their updated, original take on classic era Delta & Chicago style blues is infused with deep rhythms, soaring riffs and unbridled passion.  Music as visceral as it is danceable.

"They say good things come to those who wait so we did our part and waited patiently for this album [Introducing Fife & Drom]. It was clearly time well spent because this is top shelf material. There is not a weak track on here, front to back this is as good a piece of work as you will find. "  -Glen Casebeer (American Blues Scene)

"The great thing about Fife & Drom is that they have a truly unique sound. They are clearly influenced by older, acoustic blues, but they don’t live in the past; instead they take the baton and run towards a frontier in blues that is all their own, making a memorable introduction."  -Nik Rodewald (Blues Rock Review)

www.fifeanddrom.com
 

FRIDAY 11/7
8pm- Tim Haufe 
Tim Haufe is a songwriter and musician who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY.  His music is volatile, desperate, beautiful, dynamic, and full of hope. His fifth self-produced album, The End of the Year (November 2012), has received critical acclaim. Although Haufe typically performs as a solo act, the Tim Haufe Trio presents his music in an expanded and exciting form, recalling the full band arrangements present throughout his studio work. 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=krV3SpkYi4o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_mdnPKn6q8


9pm- Double Down
Genre: Swing/Rock/Pop
For fans of: Frank Sinatra, Brian Setzer, Michael Buble, Chicago

Rat Pack style swing with a high energy, modern edge. Imagine the good old days of popular music with a modern twist! From Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin to classic pop/rock hits from the 80′s and 90′s and today, Double Down swings the hell out of everything. Take a look and discover New York City’s best kept secret that is poised to take over!

"This band has a tight sound and keeps the audience on their feet. I booked them for a dance event, and not only did the guests talk about them for weeks afterwards, they requested that we hire them for nearly every upcoming event." - Stacee Mandeville, featured dancer of Mad Hot Ballroom

"Double Down performs with an infectious energy, you can't help but tap your feet. We booked them for several gigs, and they never fail to make our events a smashing success." - Tommy Sunshine, NY impessario

www.doubledownmusic.com


10pm- The Morning Sea
Genre: Folk/Rock
For fans of: Rock n’ Roll, Whiskey, Night-time

The Morning Sea is an NYC-based indie-folk-blues-pop-rock n’ roll experience, founded by singer-songwriter Adam Cohen. Their debut EP, “Strange Captive”, was released in May 2014.
 

“A softly moving, seductive chamber-pop folk collective…one-half confessional late night crooner, and one-half whimsical wanderer…” –The Deli Magazine

http://themorningsea.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/themorningsea
www.twitter.com/themorningsea 


11pm- Cara
Genre: Pop/Rock
For fans of: Early Madonna, 80s + 90s music, Amy Lee (of Evanescence) Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, Pink, Rihanna

From powerhouse rock to melodic pop, Cara’s vocals jump from one genre to another with ease. With a voice that sounds right at home in either a stadium or intimate downtown blues club, her influences are as diverse as the places she’s performed. From L.A to London, all the way up to icy Scandinavia- all by 21 years old. Her vocal range has been compared to ultimate icons such as Whitney, Aguilera, and Carey.

www.caramusik.com
www.facebook.com/caramusik
www.soundcloud.com/caramusik
www.instagram.com/caramusik
www.youtube.com/caramusik
  

SATURDAY 11/8
8pm- Joy Dragland
Genre: Soft Rock
For fans of: Fleetwood Mac, America, Bread

A Minnesota native with arctic Scandinavian blood, Dragland's musical career started behind the drums in her dad's band. She studied piano and violin, and at age 15- guitar with which she started writing songs. Many gigs, tours and albums later, she's promoting her second solo project, the EP "Tumble Town."

"Some of the most musically mature acoustic pop you'll ever hear." Isthmus Daily Page

http://www.joydragland.com


9pm- Tour de Force 
Genre: Alternative/Indie Rock
For fans of: The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse

Dave, Matt, and Rob. With their powers combined, they are Tour de Force! Filling the world with music, they have only one goal: to make you dance!

http://tdfband.bandcamp.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/TourDeForcedMusic

10pm- Cookie Cutta 
Genre: Funk ‘n Stuff (Funk is Funk... And the ‘Stuff’ is everything else)
For fans of: Sly Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Chaka Khan & Rufus, Betty Davis

COOKIE CUTTA is the Divalicious frontwoman of ‘The Cookie Cutta Experience’: The Ultimate groove party full of Funktastic Flava! Cookie’s mission, along with her band ‘The Crisps’,  is to perform all over the world spreading positive vibes and funk-delishus soiunds!

www.cookiecutta.com
www.reverbnation.com/cookiecutta
   

Midnight Special:Hambone Relay
Genre: Soul Jazz/Funk
For fans of: Soulive, The New Mastersounds, Lettuce, Galactic, Medeski Martin & Wood, Robert Walter

Hambone Relay is a soul jazz organ trio based in Philadelphia, PA. HR3 shrewdly explores the genres of soul, jazz, funk, R&B, blues, and rock. Their live performances deliver brazen jams and contagious grooves with a familiar yet altogether refreshing sonic palette, tipping a hat to such artists as Soulive, Grant Green, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and The New Mastersounds.

http://www.hambonerelay.com
https://www.facebook.com/HamboneRelay
http://www.youtube.com/HamboneRelay
http://www.reverbnation.com/hambonerelay


SUNDAY 11/9
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.
 
7:30pm- Timecrash
Genre: Time Lord Rock (Trock)
For fans of: Doctor Who

Formed on the whim of a Facebook status update by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist (and avid 'Doctor Who' fan) Ronen Kohn, Time Crash first came together in the summer of 2011 with the goal of being 'America's first trock band.' Along with Dave Kitsberg (lead guitar), Michael Fye (bass), Andy Rice (drums) and Chris Rice (steel guitar), the group has brought together an assortment of rock genres, from power ballad to punk, in celebration of their favorite Time Lord and his adventures.

“Chicago-based band is creating the Time Lord Rock ("Trock") that fans deserve.” –Geek Girl Chicago
“Time Crash is likely to be successful.” –Chicago Sun-Times
“the group has quickly become a favorite on their hometown Who scene of Chicago, Illinois.” –Another Castle
“offer a much more rock orientated, almost Heart-like approach to Doctor Who music.” –Houston Press

www.facebook.com/timecrashband
www.reverbnation.com/timecrashband
http://timecrash.bandcamp.com


10pm- 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!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/