Thursday, July 30, 2015

What's happening through August 31st

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.

8pm- Katie Bulley
Genre: folk / roots
For fans of: Emmylou Harris, Memphis Minnie

Canadian lady. Plays guitar well. Sometimes plays harmonica.
One album called 'Sun Wolf' from Sun Studio. Hints of a rock & roll past fused with hill-country roots.

“In this current musical era of auto-tuning and techno-pop, it’s refreshing to stumble upon the raw folk musical stylings of someone like Katie Bulley. Just listen to the Hamilton native’s recent single “Up and In” from her album Sun Wolf, and you'll feel as if you're in a much happier musical time and place.”
- VICE – Noisey

“Written ‘straight from the soul without the curse of second-guessing,’ She possesses a style that conjures a mash of early '70s Bonnie Raitt blues intimacy with a splash of Zooey Deschanel charm and wit. Both women wouldn't hesitate to raise an eyebrow or two after listening to the vocals emanating from that microphone of hers. You will, too. Sounds like: Music to assist you in finding your way in the world.” - Alan Cross (Toronto, Ontario)

9pm- The Aquatic Safety 
Genre: Bedroom Pop, Dunedincore, Folk Punk, Slackergaze
For fans of: Tall Dwarfs, The Clean, Guided By Voices, The Vaselines

The Aquatic Safety is a 2-piece bedroom-pop experiment that has blown up worldwide. We have a lot of money. We do not sign autographs. We make lo-fi pop music because we think it makes us look cool to girls.

“brooklyn's the aquatic safety are a concise and satisfying study in the possibilities of lofi music that retains its pop sensibilities” -

“short lo-fi songs that have a dreamy, rock vibe with a bit of angst hidden under the pillows” -
10pm-12am- Moneco 
Genre: New York Cumbiadelic
For fans of: Chicha Libre, Destellos, Juaneco y su Combo

MONECO is a band with a driving force and a new voice in the New York City music scene. They mix the edgy sound of one of the most musically diverse cities in the world with the traditional psychedelic cumbia sound of South America. When you hear it you will have no doubt as to why MONECO is referred to as “New York Cumbiadelic.”

“Moneco nailed the alternately spiky and spacy licks that make this stuff (Cumbia) so much fun…)

8pm- J. Swagger
Genre: folk/punk
For fans of: Janis Joplin, the Pogues, Billy Bragg
Punk hillbilly loudmouth acoustic soul-shouter from Brooklyn via Baltimore

9pm- The Lords of Liechtenstein
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, The Smothers Brothers, The Everly Brothers

The Lords of Liechtenstein is a quirky New York City-based folk music duo composed of two brothers. Noah (ukulele/vocals) and Dan (acoustic guitar/tenor banjo/vocals) Rauchwerk have toured all over the East Coast entertaining audiences with their innovative songwriting, tight harmonies, and hilarious stage antics. They have played on a variety of well-respected stages including The Bitter End, littlefield, and The NY Ukulele Festival. In 2013, they were nominated for two Jersey Acoustic Music Awards: Best Folk/Americana Act and Album of the Year (for "Siberia").
"They're like the Everly Brothers with an attitude." - Mark Miller, Artistic Director, Urban H2O

10pm- Ben Clark & the Long Shadows
Genre: Acoustic, rock, folk, jazz, blues
For fans of: Dave Matthews Band, Punch Brothers, Jeff Buckley, Ra Ra Riot, Martin Sexton

Ben Clark hails from Floyds Knobs, Indiana and leads the Long Shadows, a set of freelance musicians collaborating in his compositions. 

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8pm- Layers And Frames 
Genre: Electronic, World, Folk
For fans of: Simon & Garfunkel, Stereolab, Bjork, Andrew Bird, Dub FX

Philly based electronic/world/folk duo feat. Frederic Brewer (guitar loops, vocals) and Mark Sulik (keyboard, vocals). Sample-free live shows combine melodic and percussive guitar loops, spacy piano, punchy synthetic bass lines and vocal harmonies. Started as a solo project in 2011 in China, then migrating through Europe and settling in Philly in 2013. Since 2014, Layers And Frames has released three EP’s, five music videos, gotten spins on FM

"You may not believe it is only two people." -Rick Sabatini (Sheep)

9pm- Institute of Flyer Learning
Genre: hip-hop/neo-soul/electronic
For fans of: Little Dragon, Janelle Monae, Theophilus London, Outkast, The Flaming Lips

The Institute of Flyer Learning is a Brooklyn based hip-hop/neo-soul band composed of a singer, a rapper, and a rhythm section.  Human vocals mesh with electronic beats, pulsing bass lines, and guitar arpeggios pouring out like sunshine.  Flyer Learning performs original songs drawing upon eclectic influences ranging from old school hip-hop and electronic music to art-rock and funk.  For good measure, they also perform some retro-future/re-mixed covers of classic hip-hop/soul songs, paying homage to the grand masters that came before, rocked the mic, dropped the mic, and inspired them to get up and write.

10pm- Stereo Intercourse

Genre: Space-Synth Electronic/Experimental/Pop
For fans of: Yeah-Yeahs, Ratatat, Grimes, Bjork, Patti Smith,Blondie

Stereo Intercourse is a space/pop/experimental duo that consists of drummer/engineer/producer Jonathan Vergara and pianist/singer/producer/engineer Toma.  Together they will tickle your ears with insane imaginative beats, harmonies, and screaming vocals that are reminiscent of Bjork and Patti Smith.  STR ITR creates electronic-innovative melodic songs that enter your membrane and exit your heart like the G train.  Don't forget to wear protection when listening to these creatures, they may give you a virus of aural fixation.

“This sound, the electric technotronic beat is already having a delicious effect on my mood. Very appealing beat. The rhythm is rolling and going in and out on waves of melody. This beat is off the chain. This band has a unique sound. I think they have something.” ReverbNation January 2nd, 2015
“The vocals are unique, they are kinda a mix between Madonna and Katy Perry.”  -ReverbNation January 2nd, 2015

11pm-The Fantastic Plastics
Genre: Neo New Wave 
For fans of:  Devo, The Flaming Lips, Man or Astroman?, B-52s, The Faint, The Cars, Blondie, The White Stripes

If Devo and The White Stripes hooked up and had a love child that child would be The Fantastic Plastics. A 2 piece Girl/Boy combo, The Fantastic Plastics deliver big sound with their Moog synth, big rock guitars, and electro drum and bass. Their electric stage show is enhanced with vintage TVs, and Atari Video Music machine, costumes, and songs you can’t help but sing along to all night long.  We Are Obsolete!
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8pm- Mary Elaine Jenkins
Genre: Blues/Roots/Rock/Americana
For fans of: The Delta Blues, Lucinda Williams, Cat Power, Ryan Adams

Mary-Elaine Jenkins is a New York-based blueswoman.  A South Carolina native and lifelong musician, she began performing live when she moved to Washington, DC for college.  She came to New York by way of Madrid, where she spent two years teaching English, roaming around, and playing a whole lot of music.  Her sound is a delicious and ever-evolving mix of blues, Americana roots, soul, and rock 'n roll, specializing in the sultry/spooky.  This ain’t your mama’s singer/songwriter music. 

9pm- Eliza and the Organix
Genre: gritty jazz rock
For fans of: Cake, Morphine, Beck, The Dresden Dolls

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

"...A deliciously dark and exuberantly hook-filled sound..."-Peter Hay - Twin Vision

“Led by singer-songwriter/guitarist Eliza Waldman, the group [Eliza and the Organix] integrates madness and irony, providing on off-beat, crazy, and intense vibe that is also fun and inspiring.”-Andrew McDonald - Living Free NYC

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

"...Excellent..." -Tom Robinson, Fresh On The Net

"Harkens back to the old No-Wave Movement of the late 70s, early 1980s."
Mike Taylor - Amazing Radio
(ATTN: "Let Me Have This", "Cold Comfort") 

10pm- Lanusa 

The heavy influences of Soul, Jazz and R&B vocals and feel focused in stylistic new folk sound topped with lyrical philosophizing that sometimes requires a bit of picking apart. A lot of love and a lot of purpose. Dark, wide, soaring and earnest. Garners atypical rhythms and a solid backbeat.

"Large audiences with short attention spans are often wary of complex chord changes and atypical tunings. But, resting smoothly and simply atop the guitar, Lanusa’s voice consummates the essence of songwriting, manifesting melodies as pure as air and as addictive as wine, enticing the palette well after the conclusion. And her lyrics, born of a certain philosophical inertia... hit home with resonating pungency." 
-the Budding Review, 2010

11pm- The Walking Guys Tour

Genre: Folk/American
For fans of: Tallest Man on Earth, Zac Brown Band, Dave Matthews Band

The Walking Guys is a songwriting collective out of Nashville. They came together for a 1,600 mile WALKING tour. Their music is very varied and covers the genres of Americana, Folk, Rock, and Country. Their stories from the road truly makes their show a unique experience. Get ready for a great night of great music and fun with these boys from Nashville.

"Representing the best of Southern Folk Americana, the Walking Guys will create a musical experience that will allow fans to join in their adventure of covering miles every day on foot, becoming immersed in the culture of each area they enter, and sharing their story with those who will become the next characters in it." - Guitar World
"Four musicians from Nashville are taking on a task that will make your feet ache just hearing about it. The Walking Guys—four independent musicians who are coming together for a 1,600-mile, 50-show East Coast tour—is made up of Benjamin Butler, Christopher Kessenich, Will Stevens, and Riley Moore." - Travel and Leisure

8pm- Liam Lynch
Genre: Acoustic Looper/ Singer-Songwriter
For fans of:  Ron Pope, Ed Sheeran

Liam Lynch is an acoustic singer-songwriter from New York. He takes the stage with only a microphone, guitar, and loop station, in an attempt to bring a full sound and beat to music. Ranging across several genres, his songs sweep from uptempo pop/hip-hop with circling instrumental riffs and a drum track pounded out against his guitar, to soft acoustic ballads with floating vocal layering. Bring your singing shoes, as crowd participation is highly encouraged. 

9pm- Seventh Word
Genre: Rock and Roll
For fans of: Neil Young, The Velvet Underground, White Stripes

The Seventh Word is a power trio by any other name, walking the line between road-ready American rock and sticky, cynical pop, while cranking out a wide spectrum of hyperliterate songs regarding the peculiarities of love, death, and archaeoastronomy.

Singer/guitarist Isaiah Singer studied poetry with Ishmael Reed, and is a former member of Psychic TV 3 and Bryin Dall’s 4th Sign of the Apocalypse.

The Seventh Word released their first LP, Gold & Gravity, in November.

10pm- The Travelers
Genre: rock-hop/funk & blues
For fans of: the Hazelton brothers, SmokeDawg Williams, Air Force One, Count Bassface

Our music is a  mix of jazz, blues, and hip hop.  We have a flute, and the faith of a mustard seed. A flute! We'll take you places in the universe you've never been.

11pm- All Night Chemists
Genre: Rock

A band that writes and records a musical potion of hypnotic sounds, unforgettable melodies, deep grooves, and intricate arrangements under the BQE in north Brooklyn...

Brad Gunyon, Len Monachello, and Brandon Wilde are All Night Chemists. Currently releasing two songs a month the trio continues to mix from song to song, both live and on record, with a variety of their fellow musicians.  The result are shows and recordings that are truly their own. All Night Chemists' songs have been featured in the television shows Castle, Mercy, Men in Trees, Life is Wild, and Reaper.  The song "Point of View" was featured in the 2007 film "Ornaments"

 “The Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has a mellow, reflective voice that speaks to experience and a way with instrumentation that, as they say, goes easy on the ears.” 3hive
8pm- Bakkuda
Genre: Electronic, alternative, dreampop
For fans of: Grimes, Banks, Lorde

Bakkuda is alternative electronica with a conscious mind. It is galactic synth beats and powerful lyrics woven with catchy melodies and sweet, ethereal harmonies. It is a message of equality to all peoples. It is art, visual and audible. Bakkuda is music of the future and music of a movement towards a better future.

"Now we're talking! This group combines a sultry RnB atmosphere with twinkly synthesizer sounds, which swell up into some pretty epic hooks."- Jeff Terich, San Diego City Beat magazine.

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9pm- Jack Ross 

Genre: soul/groove
For fans of:  Snarky Puppy, Hiatus Coyote, 

Danceable, rousing, and energetic, Jack Ross is all about fusing styles to create an unforgettable live show. The group displays virtuosic talent and precision musicianship. Central to Jack Ross is the unique musical background of each member. With such a variety of influences coming together, the band is free to explore how any chosen genre can be stretched and molded to create something electrically organic. 

10pm- 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.

11pm- Lulu Fall & James Theory
Genre: Soul
For fans of: Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley

LF + JT  consists of Lulu Fall, singer/songwriter/actor from Washington, DC,  and James Theory (pianist/poet) from Portland, Oregon. After initially meeting in 2012, they joined forces musically in 2013. Their music, rich, velvety and honest, has tones of Amy Winehouse, Marvin Gaye and Billie Holiday. Their music evokes the soulful spirit of old jazz mixed with raw rhythm and blues.  

6pm- MECHANICA by Betsy Cornwell Launch Party
MECHANICA by Betsy Cornwell
Release Date: August 25th, 2015
Publisher: Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell is a gorgeously-written retelling of Cinderella about an indomitable inventor-mechanic who finds her prince but realizes she doesn't want a fairy tale happy ending after all. Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have pushed her into a life of dreary servitude. When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday—and befriends Jules, a tiny magical metal horse—Nicolette starts to imagine a new life for herself. And the timing may be perfect: There’s a technological exposition and a royal ball on the horizon. Determined to invent her own happily-ever-after, Mechanica seeks to wow the prince and eager entrepreneurs alike. Fans of Ash by Malinda Lo and Cinder by Marissa Meyer will find much to love in this feminist twist on the classic story.

Early Trade Reviews:
“A spunky mechanic stars as a steampunk Cinderella who doesn’t need rescuing . . . A smart, refreshing alternative to stale genre tropes.” —Kirkus, starred review 

“Mechanica has a thoroughly modern theme and teaches young readers to find their passion and become self-reliant.” —VOYA 4Q 4P M J S

“There’s no need of fairy godmothers in this feminist retelling of Cinderella . . . Fans of fairy-tale updates will find it easy to lose themselves in this bright, romantic story, whose hero shows she can not only have it all but also do it herself.” —Publishers Weekly

“Inventive and subversive . . . Fans of Marissa Meyer’s Cinder will gravitate to this tale.” —School Library Journal
Official synopsis:

Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have turned her into a servant in her own home. When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday—and befriends Jules, a tiny magical metal horse—Nicolette starts to imagine a new life for herself. The timing may be perfect: there’s a technological exposition and a royal ball on the horizon. Gorgeous prose and themes of social justice and family shine in this richly imagined Cinderella retelling about an indomitable inventor who finds her prince . . . but realizes she doesn’t want a fairy tale happy ending after all.

8pm- John Ainsworth

Genre: Acoustic, Alternative, Rock, Blues, Flamenco, experimental 
For fans of:  Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Rodrigo and Gabriella, Andy Mckee

Crazy 12 string rock-blues-flamenco weirdness with soaring expressive vocals likened to Jeff Buckley. 

9pm- People Skills
Genre: Rock
For fans of: The Who, Nirvana, Blind Faith, No Doubt, Cream, Ween, Sly and the Family Stone, Weezer

People Skills are a psychedelic pop rock trio from Brentwood, New Hampshire. They have been shredding the East Coast for more than 3 years, thrilling fans with their soaring, melodic riff-rock pop. The group consists of guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chelsea Paolini; her brother, drummer Andrew Paolini; and bassist/vocalist Greg Baldi. Their catchy, energetic songs feature precise, dramatic musicianship and effortless cohesion.  They have released two LPs, “People Skills” (2012) and “People Are People Too” (2014), plus the single “Brain Candy” (2014).

“Paolini and the rest of the band are supremely confident musicians. It’s a hard-earned confidence—in the last three years, People Skills have become regular fixtures on the Seacoast scene, playing everywhere and anywhere they can. In a genre characterized by short, catchy songs, People Skills aren’t afraid to indulge in long solos...“People Are People Too” never feels boring, though—the hooks in each song are strong and will keep you coming back for another listen, and another, and so on.” -Larry Clow, The Wire

“Their music flows so well, it feels very natural and effortless, which is obviously not only a product of their talent, but also of how well they know each other.” -Heather Moreau, Seacoast Online  

10pm- Community Center
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Murder By Death

Community Center is a hardworking 7-piece indie rock band from Baltimore, MD. With a live show that features accordion, violin, sax, cello, and clarinet, Community Center has garnered a reputation for being one of the most exciting and unpredictable young bands working today. The band currently has two songs in rotation on east coast radio stations and this summer Community Center is playing their first festival dates. With a new album coming out at the end of the summer and their first road shows scheduled throughout the rest of the year, Community Center has quickly proven to be one of the most promising up-and-coming bands. Don't miss this show!

6pm- Nevermind Orchestra
Genre: Brass Band and Grunge
For fans of: Nirvana, Bonerama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band

The Nevermind Orchestra is the world’s only Nirvana brass band. We use the raw power of a New Orleans-style brass band to reinterpret the raw power of Nirvana. You won’t just hear power chords and rock beats (though you will), you won’t just hear traditional second line grooves (though you will), and you won’t just hear beautiful brass chorale arrangements (though, guess what, you will!). You will hear Nirvana in a way you’ve never heard before, and we guarantee you it will excite you just as much as Kurt, Dave, and Krist did back in the day.

“There's no shortage of Nirvana cover bands floating around but none are quite like the Nevermind Orchestra. Come as you are, and see what happens when Seattle grunge meets the New Orleans brass-band tradition.” — Derek Schwartz, Time Out New York

“If you have “mosh while someone plays a tuba” on your bucket list, this is the place to be.” -- David Colon, Brokelyn (website) (audio, video, press) (video) (Facebook)
8pm- Andrew Marks
Genre: Singer-Songwriter
or fans of:  Ed Sheeran, William Fitzsimmons, OneRepublic

Say national music magazine describes Andrew as a “singer-songwriter who creates heartfelt lyrics that really make you stop and listen.

9pm- Daniel Rylander 
Genre: Acoustic/Alternative/Indie/Folk Rock
For fans of: City & Colour, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Ben Folds, Relient K, This Wild Life.

Rockin’ smooth tunes with catchy licks that are sure to get stuck in your head. A nice blend of new and old themes with lyrics that come straight from the heart, mind, and soul. Hopelessly romantic with everything to prove, offering a new take on an age-old theme which is seemingly timeless. A refreshingly new but familiar sound which captivates listeners both young and old. A little musical something that everyone can relate to and take with them that will put a smile on their face.

“[Daniel] Rylander, a drummer by trade who taught himself piano, guitar and a few other instruments, packs the album’s [Strawberry Skyline] 13 tracks with his high emotionally charged tenor to keening melodies that recall other singer/songwriters such as Ben Folds and ’90s emo-kings Dashboard Confessional.

Love seems to be the overriding theme of the 63-minute work, be it abusive, forlorn, lost, brand new or all consuming. Rylander’s got a lot to say about relationships both interpersonal and familial.”
“[Daniel] Rylander’s musical talent, his way with a sing-songy melody and the cool instrumental touches that beef up his arrangements should garner him some attention and fans.” -- Malcolm X Abram’s review of Strawberry Skyline in the Akron Beacon     Journal on Oct. 4, 2013.

“My favorite act of the night came next. Daniel Rylander is a singer/songwriter from Akron, Ohio who released his debut album [Strawberry Skyline] last September and it is nice. I’ve listened to it at least 5 times since Friday night. I even had it playing while I was at work and every person that came into the room commented on how good it was.

[Daniel] Rylander touches on a wide variety of genres from indie rock to country and blues. It’s hard not to find at least one song that you like. Plus his voice is amazing. It’s fresh, young, and a bit soulful.” -- Tea Time with the Mad Artist : blog by Akron-area blogger and photographer, Bronlynn     Thurman on Jan. 19, 2014.


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10pm- Tanbark
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Gillian Welch, Gram Parsons, Angel Olsen

Formed in Minneapolis and residing in Brooklyn, Tanbark is a sometimes acoustic duo, sometimes country band with an all the time affinity for close harmonies and lonesome melodies.

11pm- Doolittle Family
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Everly Brothers, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane

Sixties pop vibes with a modern psych-folk flavor, featuring tight vocal harmony. 
8pm- Maya Sharpe

Genre: Folk, soul, jazz 
For fans of:  Erykah Badu and Amel Larrieux  

Indie jazz with undertones of folksy soul.  Combining layers of complex melody lines and image-inducing lyrics, it moves fluidly in-between genres. 

“She has a light, country-tinged, voice with an attractive fragility to it: her voice and Handy's soprano sax form an affecting combination.” - All About Jazz  

9pm-  Amandla Turner
Genre: Rock/Folk
For Fans Of: Sara Bareilles, Avril Lavigne, Kt Tunstall, Norah Jones, Ingrid Michaelson
Singer/Songwriter from Brooklyn NY. The music embodies Rock and Folk. influenced by Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer and James Taylor.

10pm- Jimi Dharma of the Dizzy Banger

11pm- DancingScarecrowSages

7pm- Astronomy on Tap

10pm- Divina Supernova  
Alexis Limousin
Genre: Brazilian pop music / World music
For fans of: Sade, Emilie Simon, Morcheeba

Divina Supernova is back at TWS bringing the songs of the new album “TORUS” - a mix of electronic, pop and Brazilian music.

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Rehearsals for “Pulsares” release concert at São Paulo (sept 2014) -

11pm- Joan
Genre: Funk, Punk, and Ballads
For fans of: Prince, Leonard Cohen, The Beach Boys

A Prospect Park band established in the fall of 2014, Joan’s feel is fun, unpretentious, bold and beautiful. If Grandma’s in town, she’s also invited. Let us know ahead of time through the website and we’ll save her a good seat.

8pm- Michael Sarian and The Chabones
Genre: World Jazz
For fans of: Guillermo Klein, Christian Scott, RH Factor

"Perhaps Sarian's disposition to innovate - an inherent pivot away from the stringent politics of aesthetic identity in New York jazz - reflects a deeper pivoting in identity, one unique to a composer who, like many endowed with the tensions of a transnational or diasporic identity, cannot fundamentally belong." Raffi Wartanian, Jazz Times

"Michael Sarian's music combines vibrant rhythms from his native Argentina with the complex language of modern jazz infused from his current New York City environment.  The resulting mix compels you to listen closely while restraining (or not) the urge to dance your ass off." Alan Ferber, Grammy nominated trombonist, composer and band leader. 
9pm- Sandra Small & the Smallworld Band
Genre: Rock, Funk, Soul, Pop
For fans of: Lenny Kravitz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eryka Badu, Sade

A rock-funk soul journey!

10pm- David Luther

Genre: Rhythm n' Blues, Soul, Rock
For fans of: Little Richard, Sam Cooke, The Coasters, Stax Records, Junior Walker, Los Lobos, The Band

David Luther is a saxophonist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Michigan, and residing in Brooklyn. A pursuit of jazz eventually yielded to the carnal delights of rhythm n' blues and rock n' roll, especially that of the early days when shuffle was king, dancing was all but compulsory, and a honking saxophone reigned as the original lead guitar. The love and reverence for this music has informed a number of projects over the years, including the most current, The Free Alternatives: a loose confederation of like-minded musicians on a lifelong quest for deep pockets and indelible grooves. David spent much of the last eight years as a member of Meat Loaf’s band, which involved a number of world tours, TV appearances, and most recently, a residency in Las Vegas. He has also appeared with Bettye Lavette, Katy Perry, Jimmy McGriff, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Reuben Wilson, The Temptations, Clarence Clemmons, and the Easy Star All-Stars.

11pm- Billy Woodward

Genre: Roots Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

Billy was featured in the Broadway show 'The Million Dollar Quartet' and PBS special 'Sun Studio Sessions'. With his unique voice Billy fills the room with music and personality. 

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, least for the night.

9pm- The Rinaldi Flying Circus
Genre: Indie-blues rock

Lead singer Stacey Rinaldi's empowered vocals stir memories of Etta James or Grace Slick, cutting through the band's raw musical stylings like fire through butter. Inspired and influenced by any and all genres, their altogether sound creates an eclectic blend of blues rock, jazz rock, surf rock, and just about anything else you could imagine. 

For the last two years, the band has been making waves and catching steam in the southeast. They've had opportunities to share the stage with outstanding acts like Futurebirds (GA), Red Mouth (AL), the Mobros (SC), Citizen Shade (NC), and even comedian Barry Rothbart (NY). They were featured on NCPR's "The State of Things" with Frank Stasio, following the release of their debut album, Old Hat. 

10pm-12am- 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. 

8pm- Shyanne Aponte
Genre: Indie Rock Acoustic cover band
For fans of: Lana Del Rey, Banks, James Bay, and Vance Joy.

The music we play is simple and intimate. Our set consists of well known cover tracks. All covers are a mix of indie rock, folk, and acoustic RnB. Vlad and I formed our band a few short months ago, and this will be our very first live set. We are very excited to showcase our hard work and passion for music.

9pm- Tripeg Lobo 
Tripeg Lobo Presents:
Goin' to Zion: Religious Songs
Participating artists play a cover of a song dealing with religion in any way - devotion to blasphemy, pure love to pure hate, Buddha to the Lord of Light. Then they play an original. Musicians include: Elisa Flynn, Lys Guillorn, Neville Elder, Jim Knable, Maharajah Sweets, Sean Cahill, John LaPolla, the Sterling Electric, George Hakkila.

11pm- Carte Blanche
Genre: Jazz and world music 
For fans of: Edith Piaf, Buena Vista social Club, Ella Fitzgerald, Pink Martini, Madeleine Peyroux

NYC based 6-piece jazz ensemble Carte Blanche breathes new life into jazz classics from around the world. Effortlessly transitioning from 20's and 30's American Jazz standards to 40's Parisian swing, bossa nova, Cumbia, Russian, Yiddish and Italian selections, the band's dynamic and engaging act is a time capsule filled with vintage international music gems-many of them, rarely heard live. The group also incorporates original compositions, offering a modern twist on the tried and true styles of the 20's, 30's and 40's. 

"Perfectly Vintage Jazz ensembleCarte Blanche matches it's jazzy chops with just right silk and sequins." -Time Out New York 

"Carte Blanche lays down clean lively 20's and 30's Jazz with frequent foray into international territory. Edith Piaf and Latin American tunes from the same era pop up often on it's setlist."-NY Magazine

PLAYING IN THE BAND - A Tribute to The Grateful Dead
Featuring: David Bryan & Friends, Jim Petrie Band, Tanbark, The Doolittle Family and Elijah Tucker

8pm- Amy Andrews

9pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana/blues music
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.

10pm- Tim Haufe 
Genre: Indie/Folk/Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Daniel Rossen, Cat Stevens, Stevie Wonder

Tim Haufe is a songwriter and musician who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY. His music is volatile, desperate, beautiful, dynamic, and full of hope. 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

11pm- Hajime Yoshida
Genre: Jazz/Rock
For fans of: Bad Plus, E.S.T

Based on instrumental improvisational music, and in the form of a common contemporary guitar trio, the music is in various styles such as Rock and Pop.

"Well-grounded in the finer points of melody, harmony, rhythm and especially improvisation." -Jack Bowers (All About Jazz)

8pm- Cameron Orr
Genre: electro-classical indie film
For fans of: Andrew Bird, Sigur Ross, Radiohead, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich

Cameron Orr is a looping artist living in Brooklyn, NY who incorporates his classical and jazz training with electronic elements to create violin- and synth-driven orchestral, cinematic compositions.

9pm- Ben Clark and the Long Shadows

Genre: Acoustic, rock, folk, jazz, blues
For fans of: Dave Matthews Band, Punch Brothers, Jeff Buckley, Ra Ra Riot, Martin Sexton

Ben Clark hails from Floyds Knobs, Indiana and leads the Long Shadows, a set of freelance musicians collaborating in his compositions. January 10th the lineup is Ben Clark on guitar/vocal, Nick Rapley on drums, Kristine Kruta on cello, Justin Smith on violin, Kate Steinberg featured vocal, Justin Goldner on bass.

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10pm- Talsness
Genre: Pop Sleaze
For fans of: The Modern Lovers, Nick Lowe

With a voice like a droopy-eyed frog and creepy finger guitar diddlings, Talsness play jingles for a product that doesn’t need a hard sell, pleasure. If Fritz the Cat would stop licking himself long enough to take up an instrument, it would probably sound like this. 

11pm- Sister Wolf
Genre: Rock
For fans of: The Pixies, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Florence and the Machine

Equal parts fun, heavy, and pensive, Sister Wolf plays with all sub genres of rock. Their sound is cohesively eclectic, and accessibly complex. With lyrics heavily influenced by comic books and sci-fi, Sister Wolf puts on a viscerally enjoyable show with something for everyone.

4pm- Sexology On Tap Preview: Our First Time
Think you know a lot about sex? Join us for trivia about firsts in the science of sex! A very special preview celebrating the launch of the new event series, Sexology On Tap: Scientists, educators, writers, artists & more reveal how they explore the world of sex at a bar near you!  

8pm- Lines West
Genre: Alt-Country, Rock, Pop
For fans of:  Wilco, Paul McCartney, Jason Isbell, Big Star

Bridgeport, CT based Americana/Indie-pop band that has been described as "Simon and Garfunkel fronting Wilco or The Band".  

"Toe-tapping, head-bobbing, heart-swaying tunes of unrequited love, loss, and longing that etches a smile on your soul and a chorus in your head. This Bridgeport, CT duo writes songs that could be Simon & Garfunkel fronting Wilco (or The Band)" - Gary Gone, Cygnus Radio.  

"Perfectly crafted pop songs that should be all over terrestrial radio at the very least" - Review Stalker

9pm- Grain Thief
Genre: Alt Country/Folk, Progressive ‘Grass
For fans of:  Steeldrivers, Punch Brothers, Trampled by Turtles, Union Station

In it’s latest incarnation, songwriter Patrick Donovan Mulroy’s  Grain Thief adds Zach Meyer on mandolin, Alex Barstow on Fiddle, and Tom Farrell on Guitar for a progressive exploration of bluegrass and old-time textures coupled with modern influences. The songwriting is rootsy and NC-17; the band complements with great musicianship.

“Former DCer and current Bostonian Patrick Mulroy is back … under his moniker of Grain Thief. His sound is Americana folk rock with plenty of roots present but not overly dominating. He has that knack for folk story telling and he and his band mates cook up a smooth backing….” June 2014 David Hintz DCROCK LIVE --recent live show!!

10pm- TBD

11pm- Shareef Keyes & the Groove
Genre: Funk
For fans of:  Thundercat, Janelle Monae, J Cole

Keyes' upcoming LP Cooking Something features a new sonic climate curated by Shareef Keyes and his older brother Glo. Similar to their work on the Electronic Fox EP, the sibling duo spent countless hours at their private family-owned studio in midtown Manhattan honing a new sound that mixes Motown and jazz-funk fused with a hard hip-hop undertone. The crooner hand-selected a team of NYC's finest instrumentalists and formed The Groove, a band of former students from Berklee College of Music and The Juilliard School, giving the Keyes brothers the ability to orchestrate live performance influenced, sample-free music.

“The multi-dimensional artist has developed his own sound that fuses P funk, hard hip-hop drums and melodic jazz chords. With his music, Shareef Keyes intends on using sonically pleasing songs to spread meaningful messages to consumers, hoping each and every listener learns and is inspired from the audio experience.” - The Source

8pm- Julia Toaspern
Genre: Singer Songwriter, New Folk, Folkjazz, Indie Folk, Folkfunk, Pop
For fans of: Feist, Neko Case, Susanne Vega, Rachel Sermanni, Ingrid Michaelson

Berlin-based Julia Toaspern spent the past years busking around Europe and the East Coast, played in Cuba and recorded in NYC – but she felt at home in the Scottish highlands where she makes music, tends sheep, milks goats and is inspired by the clarity, even when it’s foggy.

As she sings of traveling she takes the audience along on the journey - an evening filled with songs and tunes. Julia’s own »folk« mixed with Irish, Scottish and American roots in a vivid variety of desire and delight, longing and yearning.

On her EP Hills & Highlands you can hear Julia play fiddle and banjo as well as e-guitar and a percussive red suitcase. Her debut album will be released this coming June featuring her band which includes beatbox, double bass, and flute.

The combination of groovy rhythms and fingerpicked melodies makes her live performance a special event.

“She has a voice like clear water – refreshing, pleasant, simply beautiful. Fetchingly and openly she presents to us her unique mélange of folk and jazz. Her songs tell of love, of longing and of being held. Julia’s distinctive style, her musicality, but most of all her heart warming nature make her concert a special experience: a wonderful encounter that will stay with you long afterwards.“ - Lars Steitz, Die Buchbar, Dresden
9pm- Marc Delgado of Wounded Knee 
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 & unexpected & deal with characters trying to make sense of the American Landscape.

10pm- TBD 

11pm- Taylor Plas
Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk
For fans of:  Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jeff Buckley, Janis Joplin, Lady Lamb

Taylor Plas is an American folk singer/songwriter. She grew up playing open mics in coffeehouses and howling into tape recorders in bedrooms and living rooms in Columbus, OH. Often described as “raw and powerful controlled chaos,” this artist takes you on a journey through the senses with her dark, haunting vocals and simple acoustic self-accompaniment.

8pm- Eva Rubin
Genre: singer/songwriter 
For fans of:  Aoife O’Donovan, Gillian Welch, Feist, Fionn Regan 

Eva Rubin plays alternative folk music. It has an edge because of complex chords with organic melodies that play tribute to both the folk and jazz tradition.  

“She was honest, authentic, with a little bit of an edge and a whole lot of heart. She somehow managed to balance a sense of vulnerability with a commanding stage presence that was subtle but firm. Imagine Aimee Mann meets Kacey Musgraves and you just might get a sense of the magnetic pull that Rubin maintained over me. She was great.” - John Barry (The Poughkeepsie Journal) 

9pm- Ego Scriptor
Photo by Nikki Blanck
Genre: Indie Progressive Rock and Roll 
For fans of: Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, of Montreal, David Bowie, The Beatles, Syd Barrett  

Ego Scriptor is best described as bold, harmonically adventurous music with unpolished and grimy undertones. It is music propelled by a sexually dark drive and a contrasting classically literate vulnerability. Ego Scriptor is influenced by David Lynch's "Eraserhead", sunsets, Dionysus, the occult, vultures and 1920s B Westerns. Deceptively accessible, complex music with exploratory harmony. An aesthetic of vast and penetrating darkness and a universal scope of beauty. 

“Ego Scriptor's demented organs and pummeling beats act as a sledgehammer, smashing the mirrored walls for us to emerge squinting into the sunlight.” 
- The Equal Ground 
“Nova… combines a diverse set of musical influences including Beatles-esque melodies, invigorating funk-soul and Bossa Nova grooves…sophisticated yet visceral musical components that form a boundary-breaking and dance-inducing sound.” - The Seveno7ogy  

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?

Genre: Hip Hugging Hip Hop
For fans of: Beck, Beastie Boys, Frank Zappa, A Tribe Called Quest

Years of supporting a variety of artists in grab-bag of different styles has equipped bassist Jordan Scannella with the necessary skills for all sorts of musical situations.  But can he support himself?  JORSCAN is a project led by bassist/em'cee Scannella which combines the interaction, story-telling and wit of hip hop, with potent grooves and musical sophistication that is as refined as it is raw!  Keyboardist Romain Collin provides a mad array of colors, textures, guitarist Adam Minkoff makes it feel good and dirty  while Josh Giunta brings unyielding support and nuance on the drums.  The songs are mixture of humor and drama, foibles and fiasco; in other words, real life.

“There is swagger in Jorscan’s rhymes, not obnoxious, but wise. And the complex, keys-heavy, funk-rock that underscores it gives the music so much crossover appeal that it hardly seems fair to classify it as hip hop. “ - NJ Aquarium

8pm- Will Farr 
Genre: Rock, Bossa Nova, Country and Western
For fans of: Modest Mouse, Pixies, Slayer, coffee, naps

Lead singer and songwriter or Hurrah a Bolt of Light. mucho energy and plenty of wit and whimsy for all.

“Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! Traffic in anthemic and melodramatic material.” - The New Yorker

9pm- The Jacks
Genre: Folk, Rock, Americana
For Fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles

A Brooklyn-based americana, folk rock duo that feature original songs, and
angelic vocal harmonies. 

10pm- Tumbleweed Highway
Genre: Americana
For fans of:  Little Feat, Marshall Tucker, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Gov’t Mule

Guitar Driven, Blues fused Americana.  

"Tumbleweed Highway is a great regional band that has everything you are looking for in a performance: good songs played by good musicians with a good attitude. They are easy to work with, helpful and audiences love them" -Eric Larsen, Chenango Blues Society President/Founder

"I hear Gram Parsons when I listen to your music.  The stories, the Vibe.  You guys are a lot of fun and it's nice to see you're touring around spreading your brand of grassroots style country blues.  We can't wait to have you back." - Dana Potter, MAGIK 101.7 FM, Endicott, NY

11pm- Dalton Deschain
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.  

Twitter @daltondeschain

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

9pm- Darling Din
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Wye Oak, Pixies, Nirvana, The Black Keys, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Smart, atmospheric indie rock textured with vintage guitar riffs, fearless drums and an elephant bass backbone.

“Then all manner of crazy shit breaks loose in the most wonderful of almost-crescendo style effects, which makes the listener very pleased they took the time and certainly set this lot apart from the schwag.” - Killing Moon

“One moment soft and atmospheric and the next moment a terrifying storm of heartbreak.” - Pancakes and Whiskey

“A dream soul to pop your heart out!” - Sound Injections 

10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte
Genre: Afro-Latin Funk
For fans of: Antibalas, Budos Band, ESG, Jamiroquoi, Chico Mann, Cumbiagra, English Beat, Police

Taking its name from a luscious fruit in Cuba known as "ZapOte", this band is an original Funk Latin Afro-Beat band lead by Dawn Drake, bassist/conguera/singer/songwriter and composer, who manages to wear several hats while setting the scene with her own brand of cool. Her original music takes the listener and dancer into a zone where House, Funk, Afro-beat, Samba, Afro-Cuban rhythms and Jazz are right at home. Poetic lyrics spread messages of universal consciousness, delivered with heartfelt vocals, and are joined with the irresistible grooves of Latin percussion, funky bass, swinging horn lines and improvisation.

BAM CAFE LIVE  –Darrell McNeill
"Dawn Drake and her band ZapOte are at the beginnings of a fascinating journey to enthusiastically bridge chasms of cultural and gender disconnect that plagues so much of pop music's body politic. To hear them is to imagine early period jam sessions between Laura Nyro and Carole King with Sly Stone and Sergio Mendes sitting in. Theirs is a playfully intense dynamic that needs to be seen more."

-Darrell McNeill, Black Rock Coalition Director of Operations & CURATOR of BAM Café LIVE, Brooklyn Academy of Music GO MAGAZINE  –Jenny Lazar
"Dawn contributes heavy Afro-Caribbean licks on congas, bongós and Brazilian caixa as a partial list...and it's no amateur hour..."

Dawn Drake  –Meewsic Records
"Cuban, African & South American styles mesh together into delicious jazz/pop fusion; a wonderful backdrop for Dawn's sassy vocals. She also arranged the horns (excellent job), played bass and did all the percussion; a truly multi-talented performer!" Brian Fox, Meewsic Records

Jules Bistro Presents Dawn Drake  –Jules Bistro
"This saucy debut by soul sistah Dawn Drake is an incredible gift to the world of world music! She skillfully weaves together her bold poetic lyrics, melodic vocals, and a fusion of danceable rhythms performed by herself and a very talented band of musicianados.
You'll love the horns, the deep bass, the compelling percussion..."

Luis Da Silva, Jules Bistro, NYC Third Street Music Concert Series Presents Dawn Drake & ZapOte Salsa -
"[They] were the hit of the season!"  Beth Flusser, Talent Booker for Music in Abe Lebewohl Park.

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

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

9pm- Moondrunk
Genre: Indie Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: The XX, Ben Harper, First Aid Kit

Moondrunk is a New York-based folk trio that jumps from heartbreak to humor  before you can finish your whiskey. Andrew Bancroft’s original lyrics and guitar are complemented by Ashley Perez Flanagan’s powerful vocals. The talented multi-instrumentalist Yair Evnine rounds out the group’s sound with professional cello, guitar, looping sounds, and more. If the mood strikes, you may get wrapped up an audience-inspired freestyle rap. Either way, you will hear something new and from the heart.

Andrew Bancroft has been has been featured on Mtv’s TRL and in Rolling Stone  and TIME. He has performed alongside Broadway star and band-mate Lin-Manuel Miranda with the popular hip hop group Freestyle Love Supreme.

Yair Evnine has performed in countless venues and shows, include Late Nate with David Letterman and a highly successful tour to Edinburgh and beyond with Lady Rizo.

"Even better, Ashley Perez Flanagan…delivers a sweetly touching 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall.'" –The New York Times (review of Evita)

10pm- Nathan Kalish & the Lastcallers
Genre: Roots Rock And Roll, Country, Mayhem

Nathan Kalish is a Multi Instrumentalist, Songwriter and Touring Musician. He keeps a busy schedule on the road all year long that takes him to Europe and around the entire US. He performs with his roots rock band Nathan Kalish and Lastcallers as well as solo. His music draws comparisons to John Prine, Tom Petty and Paul Westerberg. He has self released 6 albums and played on countless other artists/bands records and continues to be a prolific writer in between all his other musical efforts.