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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What's happening through December 24, 2016



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

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

WEDNESDAY 12/7
8pm- Patrick Hurley
Genre: Folk/Blues

A singer/songwriter whom mainly writes love songs. Uses only three strings of the guitar. Influenced heavily by Tom Waits and Frank Sinatra. Also influenced by Leadbelly and Hank Williams. Will also play piano, after he plays guitar.

9pm- Pinky Swearz
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Magnetic Fields, John Grant, Harry Smith Folk Anthology, Guy Clark, Lucinda Williams, Gram & Emmylou

Welcoming, Americana-leaning stories of our emptying small towns and the anonymity & ennui of country mouse in the big city set to easygoing blues & country rhythms. Familiar grooves with devilish and layered lyrics. Simply fun his-and-her duets mean you'll sing along. Cheeky & Humorous ruminations on stereotypes, fragility, memory and inner strength. Lyrically driven good-natured wandering folk. 

"Brill News! Keep on doing it" - Edward Rogers


10pm- The Crevulators
Genre: Americana
For fans of:  CCR, Stones, Nuggets, Doug Sahm, The Band, The Blasters, Los Lobos

Like a dusty old jukebox buried in the back of your odd uncle’s garage, The Crevulators take listeners on a trip through the great American soundscape. With influences ranging from classic country, rockabilly, rockn’roll, blues, jazz, garage-psych & even tejano, The Crevs dish up a mélange of everything that is American music.




11pm- Jon Freeman
Genre: Singer Songwriter
For fans of: Bob Dylan, Regina Spektor, Passenger, Zeppelin

Bob Dylan once said, “The world don't need any more songs…” Unfortunately, I flubbed and wrote a bunch anyway, and they’re not bad. But that’s according to me. You’ll have to see for yourself.


THURSDAY 12/8
8pm- 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


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 12/9
8pm- Boy Band
Genre: Folk, Pop
For Fans Of: Ingrid Michaelson, Dirty Projectors, The Staves

Boy Band is a New York based trio. Together they blend their unique songwriting styles to create catchy choruses with stirring harmonies and swells.


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- The Sometime Boys
Genre: Progressive Roots
For fans of: The Band, Lucinda Williams, Shovels & Rope

Brooklyn-based, progressive roots band The Sometime Boys have become known for their elegant, meticulously crafted albums as well as their ferocious and riveting live shows. Founded by award winning vocalist Sarah Mucho and guitarist Kurt Leege, they blend elements of bluegrass, country, soul and rock into a distinctively fresh, yet authentic sound. Sarah’s voice, described as a "bold, ethereal vibrato" is also backed by Pete O'Connell (bass), Jay Cowit (drums) and Gypsy George Mihalopoulos (banjo/mandolin/piano). In May 2014, they released their third studio album Riverbed, 13 powerful tracks full of life, joy, struggle and transcendence. Riverbed received acclaim as one of the best albums of the year in New York Music Daily and the first single from the album, The Great Escape, received the nod for song of the year and was featured on Soundcheck's Gig Alerts on WNYC. Check out one of their many upcoming performances and see for yourself, The Sometime Boys are the real deal.

"The long and the short of it is that The Sometime Boys are an amazing roots band, but they're unlike anything you've heard before or will hear afterwards." - Adobe and Teardrops

"...all the layers of acoustic and electric textures build an ambiance that on one hand sounds antique, yet absolutely unique and in the here and now. This band should be vastly better known than they are." - New York Music Daily


SATURDAY 12/10
8pm- The Whiskey Charmers
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Lucinda Williams, Chris Isaak, Cowboy Junkies, Mazzy Star

The Whiskey Charmers play an intoxicating blend of country, folk and blues that give you the feeling of being transported to the middle of the desert underneath a sky full of stars. Fans of The Whiskey Charmers have described their music as: “Chris Isaak Shoegaze Americana”, “Sex. With death shortly thereafter”, “Patsy Cline meets Chrissy Hynde”, and “Twin Peaks Country Western”. Shepard and Daversa’s vocal and guitar melodies entwine with one another to create a sound uniquely their own, and with heavy hitter Brian Ferriby on drums, they pack quite a punch. 

“Carrie Shepard of THE WHISKEY CHARMERS has a voice of silk and steel that invites you into their world of heartache and whiskey. Lawrence Daversa’s guitar sends electric pulses up your spine; shocks and tingles. The best country noir duo since The Handsome Family. An evocative self-titled debut; check out the spooky ‘Sidewinder’.” - R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine, September 2015

“Frontwoman/guitarist Carrie Shepard has a strong yet soft and utterly enigmatic voice. While she doesn’t sound anything like Tammy Wynette, she’s coming from the same place emotionally, world-weary beyond her years, keeping her cards close to her vest. Guitarist Lawrence Daversa plays with edge and bite and a very distinctive sense of melody which manages to be counterintuitive to the extreme yet wickedly tuneful – he always leaves you guessing what’s coming around the bend, and it always ends up working out.” - New York Music Daily, 8/17/15


9pm- 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.


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- The Institute of Flyer Learning
Genre: Neo-Soul, Electro
For fans of: Little Dragon, Erykah Badu, Daft Punk, The Flaming Lips

The Institute of Flyer Learning is a five-member Brooklyn-based neo-soul collective. Their music is a unique groove-based synthesis of human, analog, and digital sounds that draw inspiration from artists such as Little Dragon, Erykah Badu, Daft Punk, and Funkadelic. 

The collective's aesthetic and overarching themes are rooted in an understanding that the mainstream society offers empty promises in exchange for conformity to a sick, soulless system. Flyer Learning is the defiant act of finding one's own path within the decay - an audacious act of subversion to reclaim, rebuild, and remold one's soul in the machine.  

“While unafraid to speak its mind, Flyer Learning knows not to preach but to provoke and it does so intriguingly with aware yet immersive music.” - Deli Magazine NYC Scene Blog

www.flyerlearning.com
facebook.com/flyerlearningBK 
instagram.com/flyerlearningBK 
soundcloud.com/flyerlearning 
youtu.be/5XKs6x-zzvQ

SUNDAY 12/11
4pm- Moving Pictures: Dirk Gently
Hosted by Alex D!! BBC America started their new series "Dirk Gently's Holistic Dectective Agency" in October. Don't have a TV? Don't want to pay for a full season? Don't worry, your humble host has previewed the episodes, and I'm sure you'll love this dark, surreal, zany series. Today we screen the first half of the season.

9pm- Nerdeoke

MONDAY 12/12
8pm- Totally 90's Trivia with Sarah Storm and Anja Keister
Join us for the inaugural 90's Trivia Night at the Way Station with your hosts Sarah Storm and Anja Keister! 
Bring your friends, create teams, and compete to win awesome themed prizes through your knowledge of 90's news, movies, music, tv, and a special holiday themed round! 
PLUS Special 90's commercials and entertainment!
$5 suggested donation.

TUESDAY 12/13
8pm- Tripeg Lobo
Theme: Hell

10pm- 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.

www.kingdomjasmine.com

11pm- Kela Parker
Genre:  Indie Rock
For fans of: PJ Harvey, Cat Power, Nick Cave, Radiohead, Bill Callahan

Kela Parker writes Avant Indie, genre-bending songs influenced by her background in Indie and Classical music. As a songwriter and composer Kela draws from her many influences in Folk, Rock, Jazz, and new Classical music, rendering a sound that is fresh and uniquely her own. Originally from Berkeley, California, Kela recently moved from Portland, Oregon to New York City. Joining her at the Way Station is Seattle-based drummer Ben Brock. 

“it’s like she’s playing songs influenced by the folk music she grew up surrounded by, but she’s from a country you’ve never heard of before.” - Victor Nash, engineer/producer Destination Universe!

“…Songs that are heady and tuneful, pop music that doesn’t follow your typical pop structures but sticks with you long after the song ends…sharp musicianship, equal parts measured and thoughtful, heady and blithe.” - Bob Ham of Willamette Week

http://www.kelaparker.com/music

http://www.kelaparker.com

WEDNESDAY 12/14
8pm- Warren Malone
Genre: Folk, Blues, Country
For fans of Mississippi John Hurt, Steve Earle, Van Morrison

New York-based singer songwriter Warren Malone is originally from Manchester, England. He has played street corners, bars, cafes and venues all over the world and has opened for many greats including David Gray, Bert Jansch and Dick Gaugin. He returns to The Way Station after a nearly three year hiatus.

www.warrenmalone.com

9pm- Maude Gun
Genre: Art Rock, Mystic Grunge Folk, Theater
For fans of: Pixies, Hole, Jenny Lewis, PJ Harvey, Coco Rosie, Joni Mitchell

If Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar was written by Patti Smith and Joni Mitchell. And was super cunty. It’s at times irreverent, at times sincere, dense with imagined worlds, rich with harmonies. All in the name of the almighty Female Protagonist. 

www.gloryofmaude.com
https://www.instagram.com/gloryofmaude/
https://twitter.com/gloryofmaude/

gloryofmaude.bandcamp.com

10pm- Chris Michael
Genre: Americana

Chris Michael is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, bass player and guitar eater.

https://eatthatguitarchrismichael.bandcamp.com/

11pm- E.W. Harris
Genre: Astro-folk, Indie, Mutant Contemporary
For fans of: Bjork, John Martyn, Jeff Buckley, Tom Waits

Born in the rust belt and raised in in the south EW Harris is an idiosyncratically American songwright. Combining powerful vocals and a unique guitar style, Harris explores the strangeness of living using themes tinged with southern darkness and drawn from the canon of science fiction. His solo album "A Waste of Water and Time" is available on Spotify, iTunes, and CDBaby. As well as fronting the Brooklyn based Sky Captains of Industry, and performing as a part of the Big City Folk, Local Correspondents, and Brooklyn Drinkers Union collectives, Harris is currently working on a new record entitled "Mimetic Desire" due out late 2014.

“E.W. Harris is oddly uniquely cool and strange, if that makes sense? It’s been a while since I’ve heard something so eclectic and interesting. On the [record], “A Waste of Water & Time”, Harris introduces a brand of music that cannot be kept inside the boundaries of any particular genre. While he classifies himself as a folk artist, after one listen, you’ll immediately know that this is not just folk music.” -Sensational - I Am Entertainment Magazine

“breaking out of the conventional mold and making a mark in the Athens music world....combines a singer-song writer jazz element, string arrangements, tapes, sequencers, spontaneously adjusted levels, keyboards, guitars, rhythmic drums and bass to form an integration of sound. They also like to tinker with simple toys and objects in order to produce unique, colorful sounds.” -Stephanie Friedrich - Athens Exchange

www.ewharris.net

THURSDAY 12/15
8pm- Kenny Young & the Eggplants

Genre: Intergalactic Folk-and-Roll

For fans of: Fountains of Wayne. Honestly, the Eggplants don’t sound all that much like anyone in particular, but DJs frequently play us alongside other musicians with oddball lyrics and catchy tunes, including They Might Be Giants, Warren Zevon, The Kinks, Robyn Hitchcock, the Ramones, the Flaming Lips, Devo, the B-52s, Jonathan Richman, Violent Femmes, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, and Life in a Blender. (But we really don’t sound like any of them … and some people think Kenny sounds like Tom Petty!)

Brooklyn’s inimitable Kenny Young and the Eggplants play intergalactic folk-and-roll songs about giant squirrels, scary bits of cheese, aliens, time travel, inebriated crime-solving birds, and malevolent washing machines, among other important topics. Their spaceship has frequently landed in the UK, where they won a prestigious Herald Angel Award for their performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and where one of their live radio sessions was selected for a Best of the BBC Archives series. In NYC, the Eggplants received an Honorable Mention from Pop Matters for their performance at the CMJ Festival, and they were recognized with a Special Mention in a BMI songwriting competition for their monsterpiece, "The House at Creepy Lake." The most improbable honor for the band so far occurred in the pages of Time Magazine, where the author Alexander McCall Smith included the Eggplants in his "Short List" of favorite artistic discoveries. The Eggplants have recorded five albums, which have been played profusely on local station WFMU, and which have careened onto the Top 30 charts at various other college radio stations across North America.

"The Eggplants mix brainy, funny lyrics with a fine sense of what makes pop music wonderful." - Dr. Demento
"Gentle insanity with irresistible tunes" - The Herald
“They mix the wit of Jonathan Richman with the sound of the Nico-era Velvets to create a surreal and satirical gumbo.” - Sunday Herald

“A wonderful weird band” - The Scotsman

"Surreal entertainment ... energetic, unpredictable and fun ... There is genius among the Eggplants." - Sunday Mail
“The naivete Kenny wears on his sleeve is genuine - think of an East Village Brian Wilson, without the money but still tilted in his own wacked-out way.” - Village Voice

“Giving eloquent voice to the multifaceted neuroses of prolonged adolescence” - The New York Times

"The most amazing, amusing, wonderful, whacky band in this or any other town." - Alexander McCall Smith (author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)

"Aubergenius!" - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

"An endearingly oddball trio, carving their singular niche somewhere between whimsy, psychedelia, and classic lo-fi pop." - The Scotsman
"Brooklyn's finest ... They channel the spirit of Jonathan Richman into a sort of wonky Velvet Underground/Beach Boys hybrid that has to be seen to be believed." - Sunday Herald

Video game – “Attack of the Maniac Librarian” – based on an Eggplants song: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/3149066/

9pm- Meaghan Burke
Genre: Post-Grunge Cabaret
Fro fans of: Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Tom Lehrer, Billie Holiday

Praised for her “alarming tour-de-force intensity” (The Examiner) and “impossibly beautiful but in no way forgiving” songs (The Deli), Meaghan Burke writes haunting, festively dark songs for cello and voice, part art, part pop, with witty, macabre lyrics and killer riffs.  With inspirations ranging from Nirvana to Cole Porter to Anton Webern, she tells stories of bedbugs, bedfellows, and the apocalypse, wedding her sundry influences of Brechtian cabaret, 1990s grunge, old-school blues, and avant-garde contemporary music. 

"Impossibly beautiful but in no way forgiving." - The Deli NYC

"...alarming tour de force intensity..." - The Examiner

"We admit, one could dispute whether this is pop. But let’s just say, it should be." - Robert Rotifer, FM4 Radio / Popfest Curator (Austria)

"...what she’s created is too personal, too direct and unusual to claim she’s a songwriter – which sounds categorically absurd but it’s true – it’s like she’s a songwriter, imploded." - The Deli NYC


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?


11pm- 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


FRIDAY 12/16
9pm- Wassabasco

SATURDAY 12/17
8pm- Salt Cracker Crazies perform Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas
Your favorite local jug band, The Salt Cracker Crazies, returns to the Way Station for their annual live retelling of the timeless holiday classic, Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas.  Mixing the music of Paul Williams, the storytelling of Jim Henson, as well as a steaming basket of classic hokum chestnuts, this once a year celebration of cheer and revelry is not to be missed!  We may even have some special guests joining us for this year's Frogtown Hollow talent show, but you have to be there to experience the magic.

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.


TUESDAY 12/20
8pm- 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.


9pm- Joe Pino
Genre: Funk/Jazz
For fans of: Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

High energy Jazz and Funk that will keep you groovin’ for hours!


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 


WEDNESDAY 12/21
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- Stephanie Rooker & Ben Tyree
Genre:  Soul, Jazz, Funk
For fans of:  Tuck & Patti, Joni Mitchell, Erykah Badu, Patty Griffin, Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth

Stephanie Rooker’s soul-shaking sounds range from saucy R&B to innovatively revived funk to jazz-infused ballads.  She delivers songs of personal and societal empowerment with a voice that is at once evocative & healing.  Guitarist Ben Tyree is a performer and composer of virtuosic ability, infectious groove, and eclectic tastes. Born in Washington, DC and based in Brooklyn, he leads the abstract jazz-funk trio BT3 while expressing a more introspective side on his classically-influenced solo debut, Thoughtform Variations. That versatility has led to work with artists as diverse as Vernon Reid, Valerie June, Elliot Sharp, Burnt Sugar and The Arkestra Chamber, to name a few.

“Potently intelligent, pensively psychedelic...What’s most impressive is how aware Rooker is. With her brooding, sometimes sultry, sometimes wounded voice, her lyrics draw just as deeply from conscious hip-hop as from classic soul and funk … brings back memories of acts like Sandra St. Victor back in the 90s." - delarue, Lucid Culture

“Rooker’s repertoire of songs, some channeling Mississippi blues, some channeling emotive rock vixens like Janis Joplin, some others channeling jazz songstresses like Nina Simone, and then the more nuanced of contemporary genre-bending artists like Meshell Ndegeocello, are all authentic expressions of who Rooker truly is. Rooker’s sojourn to Ghana, her formal jazz training, and her reverence for hip-hop are authentic to her experience as a singer/song-writer.” - Boyuan Gao, The Revivalist/Okayplayer.com


10pm- Nathan Leigh
Genre: Indie folk
For fans of:  The Mountain Goats, Andrew Bird, Tim Kasher, David Bazan

Somewhere between loud raucous folk music and delicately hushed punk rock, Nathan Leigh and the Traveling Salesmen merge a uniquely eclectic sound with captivating storytelling. Songs vary from sing-along political anthems to deeply personal stories of loss and hardship set to guitars, saxophones, and found percussion. After a 5 month US tour, the band has been holed up in Brooklyn working on their next album Ordinary Eternal Machinery, set to be released this summer.

"'Icarus' benefits from Nathan Leigh’s generally clever lyrics and tangy score — a little Weill, a little Mumford." - Scott Heller, The New York Times

"'A Life in Transit' is a songbook for our time. Beneath the highs and lows is an undercurrent of resilience and optimism for the future and all the opportunities that the open road has to offer." - Patrick Widdess, Delusions of Adequacy


11pm- Mimi OZ
Genre: Alt Country, Rock, Americana
For fans of: PJ Harvey, Astrud Gilberto, Fleetwood Mac

Our music is a little manic, meaning all over the place because my tastes are so broad and I bore easily.   We play a few songs in Spanish, Alt Country, Rock, Blues, and Folk Pop.  The songs are “story songs”, based on experiences that unravel, so they are based around the lyrics, following a pop structure.  I have heard from several people that in live performance my music can transport the listener, make one forget where they are, maybe even mess with the idea of time a little bit. 

“Mimi Oz actually has the potential to be that rare artist that can take something real into that other world, you know, the one where they give out Grammy Awards” - JJ Hayes, Boog City.  


THURSDAY 12/22 
7:30pm- Astronomy on Tap

FRIDAY 12/23
8pm- Meaghan Burke

Genre: Post-Grunge Cabaret
Fro fans of: Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Tom Lehrer, Billie Holiday

Praised for her “alarming tour-de-force intensity” (The Examiner) and “impossibly beautiful but in no way forgiving” songs (The Deli), Meaghan Burke writes haunting, festively dark songs for cello and voice, part art, part pop, with witty, macabre lyrics and killer riffs.  With inspirations ranging from Nirvana to Cole Porter to Anton Webern, she tells stories of bedbugs, bedfellows, and the apocalypse, wedding her sundry influences of Brechtian cabaret, 1990s grunge, old-school blues, and avant-garde contemporary music. 

"Impossibly beautiful but in no way forgiving." - The Deli NYC

"...alarming tour de force intensity..." - The Examiner

"We admit, one could dispute whether this is pop. But let’s just say, it should be." - Robert Rotifer, FM4 Radio / Popfest Curator (Austria)

"...what she’s created is too personal, too direct and unusual to claim she’s a songwriter – which sounds categorically absurd but it’s true – it’s like she’s a songwriter, imploded." - The Deli NYC




9pm- Zriku
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Led Zeppelin

ZRIKU is a Rock band, and their music expresses a wide range of feels & styles. A dynamic power trio with haunting, minimalist tunes to flat out heavier riffs, ZRIKU puts forth their brand of sonic boom to this ever-changing spiritual supernova. 


10pm-TBD

11pm- Weiler
Genre: Rock and Roll
For fans of: Cream, Black Keys, Grateful Dead, Sublime

A garage rock distillation of original upbeat tunes and covers. Brian Follweiler started out as a busker in Washington Square and Central Park, solo or with ad hoc ensembles. From there it’s become an electric band, playing venues around the city like Sidewalk Cafe, National Underground, and Fontana’s. Weiler’s debut album “Creatures of the Northeast” is available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Google Play.

“We celebrate the spirit of these unique performers who have chosen the street as their stage and make up this culture. Meet Brian Follweiler, New York City busker and songwriter. For his first two years, after arriving in NYC, he supported himself solely as a musical busker.” - Heather Jacks, The Noise Beneath the Apple


SATURDAY 12/24 
No live music, but come in and lift a glass on Christmas Eve.