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The Way Station Events
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All events are a strongly suggested $5 donation unless indicated otherwise.


  

TUESDAY 1/27
Bar is Open at 4pm
No Events

WEDNESDAY 1/28
8pm- Robinson Treacher
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Similar Sound: Richie Havens, Keb Mo, Otis Redding, Cat Stevens, Ray LaMontagne

Robinson Treacher is a uniquely emotional singer/songwriter whose live shows are focused on passionate performance combined with equally passionate lyrics. His music has been defined as everything from Gospel/Soul to Country/Folk, but he'd rather the listener define it for him/herself. He spends most of his time between NYC and Nashville and is currently completing his third recording due out in the spring.

"Robinson's smoky and raspy voice quickly excels in the spotlight. He is a true storyteller who gives you goosebumps while listening to his strong and highly emotional songs.  This guy needs to be discovered very soon!" - www.rootstime.be
 

"Soulful, bluesy with a little bit of rock, all combine to elevate this artist from the many others who are active in this market." - Paul McGee -Lonesome Highway

www.robinsontreacher.com
www.sojournrecords.com
www.youtube.com/robinsontreacher


9pm- Zuni Mountain Boys
The Zuni Mountain Boys are an Americana duo based out of Brooklyn. Connor McGinnis and Matt Campbell formed the group in early 2014. They recorded their first EP in East Nashville in late May over two days, and released it via bandcamp in August 2014. The five song EP consists predominantly of two acoustic guitars, and two part harmonies with Connor singing the leads, and Matt accompanying. Dobro and piano are the only other accents on the recording, leaving the sound spare, with little more than is necessary to deliver the song. The lyrics hesitate to dip into the abstract, and instead paint the sound with ordinary images that allow the listener to arrive at something larger on their own. 

https://thezunimountainboys.bandcamp.com/


10pm- Cropdust
Genre: Old-Time
For fans of: Old Crow Medicine Show, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Doc Watson

Cropdust is a lively five-piece string band who play original roots music inhabited by the spirits of old-timey Americana.

www.facebook.com/Cropdust


11pm- 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.
 

www.tanbarkmusic.com 

THURSDAY 1/29
8pm- 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.”
 

-- Above quotes taken from 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.” -Taken from Tea Time with the Mad Artist : blog by Akron-area blogger and photographer, Bronlynn Thurman on Jan. 19, 2014.

http://www.danielrylander.com/
http://danielrylander.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/daniel-rylander
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl9XIVqsshMdn93qKwshr8g
http://vimeo.com/mikehurley/videos


9pm- 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!

One I Love (M. Wyatt)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idSiblwC58w (Preview)

Avery (E. Hultman)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjPcuPDoQDA (Preview) 


10pm- Breanna Barbara
Genre: BLUES AMERICANA ROCK N ROLL
For fans of: WANDA JACKSON, JESSE MAE HEMPHILL, THE VENTURES, ELVIS, THE ROLLING STONES, LINK WRAY, LEAD BELLY, HANK WILLIAMS SR, HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF, THE BLACK KEYS, THE WHITE STRIPES,

ONE WOMAN SONGSTRESS SINGS AVANT GARDE BLUES FOR UNMARKETABLE MUSIC SAKE

“intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singer  Breanna Barbara ignites the stage with vocals so raw powerful you leave hypnotized ” – New York Daily Music

breannabarbara.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/breanna.barbara.arneson



11pm- We're Ghosts Now
Genre: Indie/Alternative/Rock
For fans of: The Airborne Toxic Event/The Gaslight Anthem/ Murder By Death/ The Black Keys/ Alkaline Trio

Our music puts you on your feet and makes you dance around. We’re very lively musicians that like to see the audience as involved with our set as possible. We show our passion for music through our songs and our live performance. We’re Ghosts Now is an original treat for your ears to enjoy. No matter the time and place We’re Ghosts Now are there to bring the party.


https://www.facebook.com/wereghostsnow?ref=bookmarks
http://www.reverbnation.com/wereghostsnow?profile_view_source=header_icon_nav
 

FRIDAY 1/30
8pm- Tim Haufe
Genre: Indie/Folk/Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Daniel Rossen, 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 latest self-produced album, The End of the Year (November 2012), has received critical acclaim. On stage he typically performs as a solo act, presenting an intimate and inspiring musical experience. 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=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9to2sEdoqMg
 

9pm- Golden Alphabet
Genre: Indie Psychedelic Folk
For fans of: Modest Mouse, Cat Stevens, Bright Eyes

Mostly consistent of transplants from the desert of Tucson, Arizona, Golden Alphabet has reformed it’s live line-up here, in the center of the universe, Brooklyn, New York. Based on the song writing of singer, Tommy Cormier, Golden Alphabet stylistically changes along with Cormier’s short attention span. The band’s lyrically driven music shifts from indie folk, to psychedelic, to baroque pop.    

Review of our 1st record, "A List of Our Worries":
The album contains 10 tracks that fall under the wide-ranging category of indie rock, though there are variations in sound. After a minute-plus as a ramshackle instrumental, opening track "Visionary Quest" morphs into what sounds like a passage from a long-lost rock opera—it wouldn't sound out of place on The Wall—with Cormier singing, "If I'm just a little boy with a stick in his eye, I'll never be a Jesuit / I am self-deny." After a little synth-led passage, it leads smoothly into "This Cactus Country," a chugging little tune with a big sound (fun game: count the instruments!) and a gorgeously melancholy melody. The lyrics on the album, which are largely above-par, carry the weight of melancholy, too: "I've been buying into salesmanship / 'Good job! You know, you're really doing well' / I wonder how long Humpty Dumpty sat there / I wonder how long before he fell."  If I had to pithily describe the overall vibe of A List of Our Worries, I'd say it's like an indie-folk take on what Modest Mouse or Arcade Fire does (with Bright Eyes in there, too), but that's selling it short, especially when a song like "Me Lovely," the bulk of which resembles no one so much as the Tom Tom Club, comes on."  -Stephen Seigel, Tucson Weekly

http://goldenalphabet.com/
https://goldenalphabet.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4VOVOSylts 

10pm- Marek and the Boss Chops
Genre: boogie woogie, honky tonk and early rock & roll
For fans of: Hank, Fats, Chuck, Jerry Lee, Muddy

A piano pounding, vocally driven spin on the roots of rock & roll. Marek Sapieyevski (piano/vocals) leads a full throttle run through the stuff of Hank, Fats, Chuck, Jerry Lee, Muddy, and more. With Charley Layton (upright) Griffin Sherbert (drums), and special guests on saxophone or fiddle.

www.marekandthebosschops.com


SATURDAY 1/31
8pm- 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.

www.jazzthieves.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/johngray17


9pm- 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/ 


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! 

Facebook.com/CommunityCenterBand
CommunityCenter.BandCamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTUKEYxsJqg  


SUNDAY 2/1
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

The Way Back Machine: Spaceballs 
Lone Starr, Barf the Mawg, Dot Matrix (Joan Rivers!) and Princess Vespa save Planet Druidia from the evil clutches of Dark Helmet. Not enough? How about, it’s a quotable movie; you’re all invited to quote and MST3K (or RiffTrax) the hell out of it!
9pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 2/2 
6pm- Monday Movie Madness: The Last Star Fighter

Paul Ryan Presents an evening of singer songwriters

Paul Ryan brings together some of the best singer songwriters in Brooklyn - and from around the world - to perform the first Monday of every month at The Way Station. You are guaranteed to be charmed, enchanted and enthralled! 

8pm- Dan Zimmerman
Genre: Indie Acoustic Rock
For fans of: Mountain Goats, Mike Doughty, The National

Intelligent, catchy acoustic rock that's at once a little bleak and a little beautiful, a little strange and a little hopeful.

http://danzimmerman.bandcamp.com 


9pm- Joel Zighel
Genre: Blues / Jazz inspired piano-playing songwriter
For fans of: Randy Newman, Donald Fagen, Mose Allison, Dr. John

A piano, a guy singing, you're in a bar in Amsterdam in 1976 on your fifth beer.  You've got to get back to your hotel at some point, but the music is good, so you stay.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdLzd80RT3U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w__1a0znrK8


10pm- Jo Kroger

11pm- Paul Ryan
Genre: Singer Songwriter
For fans of: Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, The Beatles

Paul Ryan is an Irish-born singer and guitarist. Paul has been living and playing music in Brooklyn for the past three years. With songs of life, love, and living, he is inspired by the music of Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, The Beatles, and more.

TUESDAY 2/3
8pm- Shannon Pelcher
Genre: Folky Jazz
For fans of: Brandi Carlile, M. Ward, Nora Jones

With nods to Tin Pan Alley, 1960s folk and experimental acoustic, Shannon Pelcher has one foot dipped in the jazz world and the other planted in singer/songwriter storytelling traditions. Her dreamlike lyrics and lilting vocals are backed by elegantly deft guitar playing, and her sound is both vintage and contemporary, influenced as much by John Coltrane as it is by PJ Harvey.

“She’s very eclectic, has a great sense of melody and sings in an unaffectedly clear, nuanced soprano.” http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/shannonjessi/ 


http://shannonpelcher.com/
 

9pm- Marine Futin
Genre: Jazzy Singer Songwriting
For fans of: folk, jazz, singer songwriting

Based in Brooklyn, French singer-songwriter Marine Futin takes her colored groove from the energy of the City. Her fusion of jazz and blues seamlessly mixes with folk influences. Surrounded by some of New York's leading young musicians, she has defined her own style with her melodic compositions and search for new sounds. Lately she performed the Blue Note in New York and the Sunset jAZZ cLUB in Paris!

www.marine.futin.fr


10pm- Cigarettes After Sex
Genre: Dream Pop
For fans of: Cocteau Twins, Red House Painters, Julee Cruise

Cigarettes After Sex was founded by Gregory Gonzalez in El Paso, TX. Initially created in 2008 the group has included a number of different members / collaborators since its inception. Released in late 2012, their latest EP, recorded in a stairway over the course of a night, draws upon the influences of the Trinity Session, Julee Cruise, Red House Painters & Cocteau Twins.

cigarettesaftersex.com


11pm- Stereo Intercourse
Genre: Space-Synth Electronic/Experimental/Pop
For fans of: Yeah-Yeahs, Ratatat, Grimes, Bjork, Patti Smith, Blonde

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

https://www.facebook.com/stereoIMusic?ref=tn_tnmn
www.stereointercourse.net
http://www.reverbnation.com/stereointercourse


WEDNESDAY 2/4
8pm- RCO Songwriters Circle presents Wes Hutchinson, Marco Argiro, and Daniel Stampfel
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: Buddy Holly, Elvis Costello, Beatles, Tom Petty, Elliot Smith

Wes Hutchinson - Wes Hutchinson's original compositions have been placed in IFC's movie 'Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding, MTV's The Real World: Brooklyn, CW's 'Gossip Girl', 'Life Unexpected' and 'Melrose Place', MTV's 'Laguna Beach', Animal Planet's 'Jockeys', CBS' 'The Young and The Restless' and 'Clubhouse', NBC's 'The Biggest Loser', 'Windfall', and Fox's 'Roswell', 'Boston Public' and 'Party of Five' DVD Compilation. He was named the BMI® Songwriters Hall of Fame Abe Olman Scholarship recipient. In October of 2013, Wes released his sophomore solo effort, produced by John Davis, 'All The Plans Have Changed'.

Marco Argiro – Marco Argiro has made a name for himself internationally in the ultra melodic power-pop band Le Mood, as well as the transatlantic anthemic rock group The Killing Floor. Argiro also took over as lead vocalist, filling in for the ailing Michael Graves (The Misfits) during the kickoff of Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg European tour. Marco splits his time between his new project Marco With Love, Le Mood and the Killing Floor. Argiro also started his own record label, Outright Rock Records.

Daniel Stampfel - In the past two decades, Daniel Stampfel has played in ska, power-pop, garage rock and glam rock bands. Stampfel first left a mark on the music world with The Skastafarians, who won Late Night with Conan O’Brien’s 10th Annual College Band Search. Stampfel then assembled The Inevitable Breakups in 1999 who became beloved sons of NYC with their catchy, crunchy power-pop. His current band, At The Moment, performs stripped-down, heartfelt pop-rock set aloft by Stampfel’s unique voice. Stampfel is also a current member of Michael T and the Vanities.

“…what Stampfel is doing is putting his own stamp on an oldschool style, tuneful verses working their way up to irresistibly catchy resolutions when the choruses hit.” – New York Music Daily

“…Argiro is ever the quintessential frontman,” – The Broward Palm Beach New Times

www.weshutchinson.com - Wes Hutchinson
http://marcowithlove.com/ - Marco Argiro
www.atthemomentmusic.com - Daniel Stampfel

http://youtu.be/QyjeidURUjw  - Wes on  Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase - NBC
http://youtu.be/kPBbcBl6iTw - Marco on Live @ Virtue and Vice Studios
http://youtu.be/qg0s0MsH8xU - Daniel’s Make You Mad video

 
9pm- Bud Collins Trio 
Genre: original pop
For fans of: XTC, Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello

Bud Collins Trio was formed in CT in 1987, appeared on MTV basement tapes, and toured extensively throughout the US during the 90’s, playing with the likes of Bob Mould, Blues Traveler, and Maceo Parker. Reformed in 2009 after a 10 year hiatus. BC3 write and play a kind of strangely familiar sounding original melodic pop, with shades of jazz and psychedelia, and attention twisting lyrics.

“Jazz, funk, psychedelia and rock labels all apply. However, this isn’t just another band that grabs haphazardly at musical styles. There’s a sense of quality and sincerity in the music” – The Reconnoiter, Youngstown Ohio

“Beautifully produced and amazingly lush and rich crossover\fusion music. Titles and lyrics tend to be playful, and the whole has an innovative feel that is seldom equaled in self-produced music.” – Factsheet Five


http://www.soundcloud.com/budcollinstrio
https://www.youtube.com/user/rogeen/feed
 

10pm- LTLT
Genre: Folk/ Rock/Indie
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, The Cranberries, Old Crow Medicine Show

LTLT is as musically eclectic as the members who give it life. Fronted by San Francisco native, L.T. Tannenbaum, with three of Maryland’s finest, John Bimbiras, Dylan Kaminkow, and Allen Branch on guitar, upright bass, and percussion, respectively, and the incredibly talented Céline Boulben on violin hailing all the way from France, LTLT delivers a sound that reflects each of its part’s unique stories, warm spirits, and their abiding love of fun. Their music is catchy but complex, different but highly accessible, with a perfect balance of depth and humor. 


facebook.com/ltltband
 

11pm- 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.

soundcloud.com/flyerlearning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_pKBR6Q2b6CYgKaRtrVlMw


FRIDAY 2/6
8pm- Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: The Pixies, Dr Dog, and The New Pornographers

High energy rock and roll you can dance to. Anthemic choruses you can shout along to after hearing for the first time. Good luck standing still during the show.

“encompassing pop-like electronics, standard rock instrumentals, and haunting indie vocals; when used in combination with the band’s shockingly powerful lyrics, a sound is created that is innovative, emotionally provocative, and enthusiastic. Hurrah! A Bolt Of Light is a vivacious and surprisingly innovative addition to indie-rock.” WSBU fm

www.hurrahaboltoflight.com
 

9pm- Mappa Mundi 
Genre: Chamber Pop/ Alt-Folk/ Indie Rock
For fans of: Decemberists, Devotchka, Bon Iver, Lost in the Trees, Laura Marling, San Fermin, Hey Marseille, Wild Beasts, The Head and the Heart

Mappa Mundi combines sweet chamber pop with reedy Americana, jangly folk, and snarling rock to craft epic and introspective story-songs. Helmed by composer, singer, trumpeter, and ukuleleist, Adam Levine, their new EP, At Sea (Jan 27th), blends all of these influences to create songs about loss, fear, 19th century literature, failure, love, and physics.

“Brooklyn, New York singer and songwriter Adam Levine, leader of Mappa Mundi, has no fear of sentiment. He knows that feelings need not be filtered through irony, even in the context of indie rock. On the lushly-arranged and folksy “So Obscure,” he lays his heart on the line between bathos and beauty.” —KDHX


mappamundiband.com
facebook.com/mappamundi
mappamundi.bandcamp.com 


10pm- 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


SATURDAY 2/7
8pm- Hamin Reed 
Genre: Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Tool

Hamin Reed [hay min reid] conveys love & hate, dark & light, everything between & everything outside, and what it means to the human psyche. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1984, he has been performing regularly solo or with different musicians from all over the world. Currently based in New York City.

"An acoustic artist who challenges the notions of wood, strings, and sentiment . . . Just as much a slap in the face of your "folky" values as it is an embrace of humanity song, craft, and experiment." -- Jason Medina (Producer/Promoter, Transient Authority)

"Jeff Andrade's musical project Hamin Reed goes unparalleled in its diversity of sound and talent. His voice is warm and heartbreaking on ballads and he can rock harder than any hardcore musician I've seen. The lyrics are thought provoking and emotionally moving to whimsically entertaining. Hamin Reed crosses a plethora of genres with a facility that does not make their performances seem disjointed. It is to say that whilst traversing through a variety of styles, there exists a continuity that is never lacking. Hamin Reed is an act that defines what more acts in current state should be, talented, creative and entertaining." -- Daniel Ouellette (Performance Artist, Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin)

"Get inside the head and heart of one of the most evoking songwriters I have ever encountered. Genius insight to the world and who we are in it. I've been everywhere from Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to The Bitter End in NYC listening to hundreds of songwriters and none have been quite as prodigious as Jeff. He has inspired and ignited me as both a listener and a producer-songwriter. He has been an exquisite new addition to my ipod as well as an amazing addition to my life as a friend. Check him out. You will not regret it." -- Nicole Berkowitz (Producer-songwriter, The Willow Tree)

haminreed.com


9pm- Phantom Pop
Genre: Fusion/Funk/Jazz
For fans of: Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, Robert Glasper Experiment

Phantom Pop is a 5 piece instrumental band from Brooklyn, NY. The group combines elements of funk, soul, and R&B with the improvisation of jazz to create their own sound.

Originally formed by Dave Lowenthal to create an album, it was quickly realized that there was something special going on. The band consists of Dave Lowenthal on electric bass, Josh Schusterman on drums, Haruka Yabuno on keyboard, Matt Giella on cornet, and Atsushi Ouchi on saxophone.

www.phantompop.com    
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdaOV2RPiXg        
www.facebook.com/phant0mpop    
www.soundcloud.com/phantom-pop  
www.twitter.com/PhantomPopMusic  


10pm- Chevy Lopez
Genre: Gnar&B (R&B/Funk/Jazz)
For fans of: Big Brother and the Holding Company, Chaka Khan, Hiatus Kaiyote, Amy Whinehouse

Chevy Lopez is a high-energy Gnar&B band that tours the tri-state and beyond, blending everything from R&B to reggae. A mix of New Jersey and NYC dwellers, Chevy Lopez has come a long way from its cover band roots. Their original tunes now bring audiences to the brink of frenzied, funkadelic, fanaticism. Featuring: Lexi Todd on Vocals, Greg Warren on Lead Guitar, Julian Massiah on Saxophone, Chris Cielazewicz on Drums, Giovanni Stockton-Roussini on Bass Guitar, and Ryan McShea on Rhythm Guitar/Keyboard/Percussion. Chevy Lopez is an old soul with a fresh, funky twist. 

"With a striking leading lady and her sultry vocal skills, the funk-reggae-jam-rock-fusion ban Chevy Lopez has something extra special..." -Victoria Lassonde - The Sandpaper


"Chevy Lopez flat out killed it with their soulful, jazz-rock fusion style and impressive jam sessions." -- Michael Molinaro, The Sandpaper

chevylopez.com
www.revernation.com/chevylopez
www.facebook.com/chevylopez101
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHNbPXmVduQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTjDvBdDzDQ


SUNDAY 2/8
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

The Way Back Machine: Sunday in the Park with Sondheim 
Join us for a screening of the original cast production of Into the Woods. A month has passed, with enough time to rant, rave, or generally ponder the new movie version with Mery and Depp. Now it's time to sing-a-long with the version that started it all!
 
9pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 2/9
6pm- Monday Movie Madness: Flash Gordon

8pm- Robin Irene Moss
Genre: singer/songwriter
For fans of: Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Ella Fitzgerald

Robin Irene is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter. She writes and sings honest, passionate, sometimes sassy songs from the heart. Inspired by classic jazz, Motown, folk, and contemporary singer/songwriters, she has a unique sound. Her upcoming EP is titled, “I Like You”.

RobinIreneMoss.com
Soundcloud.com/robin-irene-moss
Youtube.com/robinirenemossmusic
Facebook.com/robinirenemoss
 

9pm- Chris Sherman
Genre: psychedelic folk
For fans of: Donovan, George Harrison, Syd Barrett

Chris Sherman, singer/ guitarist/ composer of Brooklyn psych rock band Sky Picnic, weaves a series of pastoral and pensive acid-folk songs on the more melancholy side.


“Opener "Time Must Have Stopped" is the most straightforward track here, and shows Sherman's much hinted at Donovan influence more strongly than anything we've heard from him yet - a gentle psychedelic folk song with a strong melody, and a graceful sitar accompaniment weaving in and out.” - http://active-listener.blogspot.com/2013/03/chris-sherman-sandalwood-haze-review.html

“Sherman keeps the waking edge billowing and free of sticky inertia. Like everything else here, it’s a rich smoky mix of the earthy and the ethereal, both sides working together for escape in tandem.”- http://mratavist.com/2013/03/02/chris-shermansandalwood-haze/

http://chrissherman.bandcamp.com


10pm- Graz
Genre: Acoustic, Folk, Alternative, Jam band, Folk-Rock, Blues, Improvisational, Americana
Fans of: The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, moe., Elvis Costello, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joe Strummer/The Clash, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Townes Van Zandt, The Decemberists, Bob Marley, The Band, Led Zeppelin, Blind Melon

Graz is an one-man band/singer-songwriter who performs well-written, catchy originals and fresh takes on classic covers.


www.facebook.com/GrazMusic
www.youtube.com/GrazMusicChannel


11pm- Martina Fiserova
Genre: folk jazz
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Lizz Wright, Kate Bush, Tracy Chapman

An experienced singer from Prague, Czech republic, performing her original music. Martina Fiserova has been surrounded by musicians since the moment she was born. It took her many years to realize and accept the fact that she was becoming a musician herself. After a decade spent gaining experience on the Prague Jazz Scene (from blues and fusion oriented bands to collaborations with international bands, backing up rock stars and diving into silence with music therapy), she decided to get her ass kicked by New York City. Come check out her unique songwriting approach and intimate yet emotional vocal performance.

“Her voice is graceful, and her phrasing and delivery are right on tempo.” - James Nadal, All About Jazz

“Her biography is impressive. (...) Jazz pop? Folk jazz? Either way it's cool, and if this is the sort of stuff she is capable of writing then I hope there is more on the way.” - Tony Emmerson, Prague Jazz Blogspot

www.martinafiserova.cz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ml8b8s8K8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XbPfOAyCTQ
https://soundcloud.com/martinafiserova/slow

 
TUESDAY 2/10
8pm- Victoire Oberkampf
Genre: French/English Folk/Indie
For fans of:  Lisa Hannigan, Camille, Keren Ann, Damien Rice, Feist, First aid Kit, Johnny Flynn, Laura Marling.

Victoire Oberkampf uses her voice to express her heart, and her guitar to carry this all. Largely inspired by british folk song-writers as Lisa Hannigan or First Aid Kit, she writes French songs like the English-ones, with the same taste for melancoly and story-telling, and paying attention to balance her main instrument between sweetness and strengh. Her music is also inspired by her travels in Africa and Brasil, where she lives.

«A singing Elf» (Arièle Buteaux, France musique), «a young lady full of talent » (Francis Zegut, RTL2)

http://www.victoire-oberkampf.fr/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tryvi9Tjk0list=PLbztlVXiwCa1OgToqXGy47gj7Gcc8D1Vx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUfCtghbUVU&list=PLbztlVXiwCa11FcQuKrZCBf_icGgT4VI1&index=2


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.

AmandlaTurner.com
 

10pm- Steal Rain

11pm- Peter Wise
Genre: alt pop/folk
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, Matt Corby, Allen Stone, Gary Clark Jr.

Singer/songwriter Peter Wise (ASCAP) has a lifelong passion for music, playing guitar and piano for over 16 years. A 2014 graduate of NYU, Wise’s sound has been described as alt pop and folk/soul, fusing a wide variety of musical genres to make his own pop/rock style. Blending the early '70s folk/rock lyricism and the modern indie/rock soundscapes and production, Wise’s sound has been compared from everyone from Jeff Buckley and Paul Simon to John Mayer, Bon Iver, and Matt Corby. Studying music at NYU connected him with some of the industries’ best. He studied privately with award winning and multi Grammy-nominated songwriter Phil Galdston and opened for iconic American band The Eagles at a sold-out Beacon Theater in November 2012.

Firmly entrenched in the New York music scene for the past four years, Wise played a full Studio At Webster Hall in support of Green River Ordinance on their North American tour and is a frequent player at Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene’s Grocery, as well as The Bitter End, where he held the release party for his album When Day Breaks on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. With a fan base fast increasing, Wise was a featured performer at Musikfest on the Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz stage in August 2014, and recently played to packed audiences in Boston.

Brooklyn-based Wise continues to perform throughout the New York City area, and has started to expand his fanbase, with upcoming shows in St. Louis and Illinois.

After releasing a four-song EP entitled Don’t Walk Away in October of 2012, Wise spent the summer of 2013 working on his debut LP When Day Breaks, released in November of 2013.  He has now started licensing music featured on both release to TV shows, most recently with the show Bring Your Own Board – Orange County. Wise continues to work on release new music, with his newest single, Quiet, out this past October.

“On his latest album, When Day Breaks, Peter Wise fuses the upbeat songwriting like that of Simon & Garfunkel with the wistful yearnings of classic folk and Americana. Opening with ‘To Be Free’, it’s clear that Peter Wise has the musical chops and writing sensibilities to put together an engaging track. Laced with lap steel and heartwarming descending basslines, there are plenty of treats to be found along the way, with snappy guitar work and head-bobbing dropped beats.” – Chris Marsh, Skope Mag

“Hailing from Boston, Peter Wise, currently living in NYC impressed us with his strong jazz and indie rock influences within his music. From first listening to his track “Hatteras” I immediately saw the striking influences of John Mayer-esque guitar picking, mixed with the tambor and harmonies from Bon Iver. Selecting Peter’s music for the show was a no brainer.” – BYOB Artist Spotlight

http://www.peterwisemusic.com/


WEDNESDAY 2/11
8pm- Mar Salá
Genre: Flamenco-pop
For fans of: Rosario, Bebe, La Mala Rodriguez

Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a self taught musician from Seville, Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish pop, with swing and Rock.

"Mar Salá is pure energy, like a volcano in control" Jose Miguel López. Radio 3.RNE

www.marsalaband.com
www.facebook.com/marsalaband1
www.reikiwilliamsburg.com
 

9pm- 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 indelible grooves and deep pockets. David has been a member of Meat Loaf's band for seven years, involving a number of world tours, TV appearances, and 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.

davidluthermusic.com
soundcloud.com/davidluther
facebook.com/davidluthermusic
 

10pm- The Loneliers 
Genre: Punk/twee/indie
For fans of: The Ramones and Sex Pistols  

We're Fast. We're Sweet.We're tough. We're Punk.  

Theloneliers.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzJmCe9hjwg
reverbnation.com/theloneliers 


11pm- Breanna Barbara
Genre: BLUES AMERICANA ROCK N ROLL
For fans of: WANDA JACKSON, JESSE MAE HEMPHILL, THE VENTURES, ELVIS, THE ROLLING STONES, LINK WRAY, LEAD BELLY, HANK WILLIAMS SR, HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF, THE BLACK KEYS, THE WHITE STRIPES,

ONE WOMAN SONGSTRESS SINGS AVANT GARDE BLUES FOR UNMARKETABLE MUSIC SAKE

“intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singer  Breanna Barbara ignites the stage with vocals so raw powerful you leave hypnotized ” – New York Daily Music 


breannabarbara.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/breanna.barbara.arneson
 

THURSDAY 2/12
7:00pm- Astronomy on Tap
 
10pm- Three Pints Shy
Genre: Irish Rock Band
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Three-Pints-Shy/28211954151


11pm- Dream Boss
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Dirty Projectors, Stereolab, American Analog Set, Talk Talk, Real Estate

DREAM BOSS is a promising, consonant four-piece band based in New York. Armed with three-part vocal harmonies, electric swells, and non-traditional rhythms, DREAM BOSS draws influence from all music that has ever come before it order to echo-locate the elusive emotional core of human experience. Will they find it?
 

“Flanked by dueling guitar lines dialed in from a lost Cap’n Jazz track, “Memorize” only gets odder once the baritone vocals emerge and force the Edwyn Collins comparison. But the melody on “Memorize” is dreamier than anything Collins did during Orange Juice’s prime; less breathless than “Rip It Up” and more self-assured than “Falling and Laughing,” this is a stylishly cocky slice of indie pop. “ –OVRLD.com, in reference to previous EP

http://critterbahn.bandcamp.com/track/memorize
(EP from of our previous project, recorded in Austin TX)
 

FRIDAY 2/13
8pm- Yoav Shlomov Quintet
Genre: Contemporary Jazz
For fans of: Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Omer Avital, Robert Glasper, Yoni Rechter  

Yoav Shlomov Quintet includes some of the greatest musicians from around the world living in New York today, most of them come from the jazz scene in the city. They play original music with lots of soul and their music associates with Pink Floyd, Progressive rock bands from the 70’s, Swing, Jazz and Mediterranean Folk. 

www.Yoavshlomov.com  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfkP73lfBCs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8BSnG9hfm0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EjUAtehAk4


9pm- Dahlia Dumont and the Trio du Monde
Genre: World (mostly reggae and swing in French and in English, but there's also tango, ska, samba, and waltz)
For fans of: Alpha Blondy meets Edith Piaf, Gotan Project, Goran Brehovic, Billie Holiday, Kana, Tiken Jah Fakoly, the Clash

Brooklyn girl Dahlia Dumont, with a past in Senegal and France, brings her Francophone influences to her music, performing original reggae, ska and tango jams in French and in English, as well as some old-time French and American swing and "chanson" standards. Singing and playing ukulele, Dahlia is accompanied by George Saenz from South Texas on button accordion and trombone, and Yoshiki Yamada from Japan on upright bass. Collectively they are called the Trio du Monde, or the Trio of the World.


www.dahliadumont.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Dahlia/136078126469513 

www.twitter.com/dahliadumont 
www.soundcloud.com/dahliadumont

Indiegogo campaign to make first album!!!: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/from-nurse-to-musician-dahlia-dumont-s-first-album
 

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

www.timhaufe.com
timhaufe.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9to2sEdoqMg 


SATURDAY 2/14
I Know There Is Love: A Valentine's Evening
Photo Chris stain. Work by arms rock and Chris stain. Brooklyn 2009.

Spend the night at The Way Station whether you want to dance a sexy samba, leave a tear in your beer, laugh your way through a break up or listen to some dirty love songs with your loved one. Our Valentine's Evening will entertain every mood.

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- Stabwounds
Genre: heartbreak acoustic
For fans of: A love child of early White Stripes, Laura Marling, and the Marvelletes. See also: Lucius, Secret Sisters, Simon and Garfunkle

Stabwounds is an act of rebellion, not for all ages. All original songs: early White Stripes meets Laura Marling meets The Marvelletes. Rock music through a folk gramophone with a doo-wop kick. Some serious harmonies, some serious sex appeal.
 
Facebook.com/StabwoundsMusic
Stabwoundsmusic.bandcamp.com
Instagram.com/stabwoundsmusic 
  

10pm- Karen's Smutty Mind
Genre: Filthy Original Folk Songs
For fans of: Lucinda Williams, "Dr. Dirty" John Valby 

Funny Filthy Songs about Mature Adult Behavior.

https://www.facebook.com/KarenPoliski
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXjYygn6KgA&list=UUdlJiFEOrwJlAvvsV2RxqYQ 


11pm- Joey Verskotzi
Genre: Indie/Acoustic/Rock
For fans of: Ryan Adams, Elliot Smith, Wilco

Indie rock & acoustic folk that centers around an appreciation for a great melody.

“Joey Verskotzi’s Lemon Heart is not a windows-rolled-down summer jam. It is the record you want to put on at sunrise, when everything is quiet and you're sneaking a cigarette.” - Kansas City Pitch

"Joey Verskotzi is an old-school singer-songwriter, that beautifully dying breed of chrysalis that used to dominate the rock universe...his debut record Lemon Heart is a magnificent example of the form...powerpop...chamber-pop (the love of nifty arrangements and perfect harmonies), indie-pop...perfect melodies & terrific singing all the way through,"- l'etoile Magazine!!

www.joeyverskotzi.com
www.verskotzi.bandcamp.com
www.twitter.com/joeyverskotzi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y22TD-kDUo


Midnight special- 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!

www.thefantasticplastics.com
https://facebook.com/thefantasticplastics
https://soundcloud.com/thefantasticplastics/overtime  --- Overtime!
https://soundcloud.com/thefantasticplastics/we-are-obsolete --- We Are Obsolete
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgqh_R2LPYs --- Under The Knife (video) 


SUNDAY 2/15

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

The Way Back Machine: Batman 
Before Christian Bale, before George Clooney, before Val Kilmer, before Michael Keaton, there was Adam West.  With his trusty Burt Ward, he defended Gotham City from villains more flamboyant than a Pride Parade with evil plans more ridiculous and complex than the United States government.  Will there be trivia and prizes?  Will the bar hostess serve her usual awesome drinks?  Tune in February 15th to find out.  Same Way Station time.  Same Way Station channel.

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

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 2/16
6pm- Monday Movie Madness: Battle Beyond the Stars

8pm- John Powers
Genre: FOLK
For fans of: NICK DRAKE, JON MARTYN, JOSE GONZALEZ/JUNIP, JAMES TAYLOR, CAT STEVENS

John Powers: A Refreshing, Unique Musical Experience
John Powers is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and musician who hails from Brooklyn, NY. John has dabbled in a number of musical styles throughout his career, such as pop, country and blues and is even known to be the only artist to see three of his songs rise to "mp3.com's" top ten chart at the same time. He has, for a while, composed and performed songs with fellow mp3.com artist Mickey Dean, with whom he had songs appearing on 2 albums of Mickey's titled “Mickey Dean and His Talking Guitar” and "Mickey in NashVegas".  John's musical talent as a singer/songwriter has also allowed him to be sought out and produced as a solo artist by none other than Jim Klein, the Emmy award winning producer and writer for the popular American television show “One Life To Live”. Today John is performing very successfully as a solo artist. Influenced by the likes of Nick Drake, Jon Martyn and Cat Stevens, John has successfully developed a very unique and inspiring style making his music and song lyrics a refreshing, intimate and rewarding experience.

INDIEGOGO.COM

John Powers – Elegant NYC Folk With Stories To Tell

“JOHN POWERS- Been Around is soft and heartwarming music that will put you in a relaxed mood just by listening to it. Sometimes you find an artist that seems to fit perfectly in the mold of their genre. The look matches, the voice matches, and the feel just matches.These artists fit even better when they are located in the perfect scene for their sound and have the venues to share it with eager listeners. One artist that fits this description is our latest find John Powers.”

https://soundcloud.com/johnpowersmusic
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/been-around/id498221624
https://www.youtube.com/user/johnpowerssongs
johnpowersmusic.com
 

9pm- Collin Couvillion w/ Lautaro Burgos
Genre: blues/folk
For fans of: Beck, Tom Waits, R.L. Burnside, Jack White

After playing in numerous bands and serving as a vocalist/percussionist for the long running off-broadway show De La Guarda, Collin struck out on his own creating his own unique musical gumbo. Collin jumps from deep blues, folk standards, his own songs, and even some 80's one hit wonders. Collin's wrote the score for the film "Objects Attack!" which is currently winning awards and taking names on the independent festival circuit. He can also be seen warbling and making quite a racket in the show Fuerza Bruta currently playing in Union Square.

collcouv.com
fuerzabrutanyc.com
objectsattack.com
 

10pm- Adrienne Tooley 

Genre: singer/songwriter, folk
For fans of: Jenny Lewis, Laura Marling, First Aid Kit, Gregory Alan Isakov

With a background in Musical Theatre and a deep love for the folk music of the 1970's, California born, New York City based singer/songwriter Adrienne Tooley's music features fingerpicking and sweet, heartfelt vocals, that have garnered comparisons to Carole King and Joan Baez, as well as contemporaries like Jenny Lewis and Laura Marling.

www.adriennetooley.com


11pm- Mountain Animation
Genre: Psych-Folk
For fans of: Townes Van Zandt and King Crimson

Up-tempo and ecstatic rock music played with banjos and violins.

“Zack Orion and Scott Murphy's music is rhythmically playful yet possesses pathos that's hard to shake.” -Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Daily Tribune

www.mountainanimation.com
www.mountainanimation.bandcamp.com


TUESDAY 2/17- Mardi Gras
Join The Way Station for our 4th Annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza complete with red-hot bands, beads, and our Get Phat Tuesday Abita Beer specials. At 9:30PM, we invite you to shake your ass in a Second Line down Washington Avenue before the Lenten season begins.

8pm- A Flying Dodo Society
Genre: jungle-pop, anti-folk, crooner, musical theater
For fans of: Belle & Sebastian, Cole Porter, Daniel Johnston, The Muppets, Pavement, Billie Holiday, Alan Menken, Gene Austin, The Beach Boys

A Flying Dodo Society is a husband-wife-and-friend brooklyn-based music project. They make playful melodic songs about love, nature, cannibalism and absurdity drenched in a measureless wonderment at the inescapability of extinction.

With members from Argentina, Puerto Rico and the United States, they have accomplished hundreds of smiles and sing-alongs playing in all types of settings; from the forests of Córdoba, to terraces looking out on the Caribbean Sea, to underground venues in NYC.

"If you like your breakfast cereal with dry leaves and powdered skulls, this is the music for you. The songs are deceptively sweet and crunchy, but there is plenty of marrow in every bite." Club de Folk, Rosario, Argentina

"The most fun I've had at a live show in years! They make the crowd help out with special effects (sparklers, bubbles, etc.) and encourage everyone to sing along. I left the show feeling I was truly part of the Society."  Conboca, Puerto Rico

https://aflyingdodosociety.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeCW9P7IJeI
https://www.facebook.com/aflyingdodo
 

9pm- The Nevermind Orchestra
9:30pm- Second Line down Washington Avenue
Genre: Brass Band & 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

http://www.thenevermindorchestra.com (website)
http://www.reverbnation.com/thenevermindorchestra (audio, video, press)
http://www.youtube.com/user/NevermindOrchestra (video)
http://www.facebook.com/TheNevermindOrchestra (Facebook)


11pm- Gloria Isaiah
Genre: Latin RB World Music
For fans of: Santana, Enrique Iglesias, Fania, Bruno Mars, Fela Kuti

It’s a latin/rb/rock fusion. Celebrating my love of Latin and American music. It’s for the body and the soul.

"With all eyes on her, Gloria Isaiah impressed us all with her thoughts on her music as a whole and the impact she's looking to make." — Voiceless Music


gloriaisaiah.com

WEDNESDAY 2/18
8pm- Manifest Sons 
Genre: Electronic folk
For fans of: Beck, The Fall, Talking Heads, public access TV religious programming, Italian horror movies

MANIFEST SONS periodically release prophetic dispatches for the victorious electronic church in these latter days. Our songs will help you get everything right and make friends in the city through the supernatural power of the NES soundchip and rad bouzouki solos. The group is a ministry of siblings Adam Murphy (bouzouki, “singing”) and Debra Murphy (voice, iPhone 5s), with spiritual advice and marketing handled by Bill Belshazzar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVJqs1egnnU
 

9pm- Daphne Lee Martin 
Genre: Songwriter/Electronic
For fans of: Bat for Lashes, Portishead, Aimee Mann

After a whirlwind affair with roots music, garnering her several songwriting and performance awards, including CT Music Awards' 2012 Country Artist of the Year and Whalie Awards' Album of the Year, Daphne Lee Martin is back in force with a new collection of songs on her latest pair of records, Frost & Moxie (Telegraph Recording Company). Since its release, the albums have been featured on The Needle Drop, Rolling Stone contributor Eric Danton's Listen, Dammit, NPR's Where We Live, No Depression, WTNH's CT Style, The Day's Live Lunch Break, and Boston Dig, Surviving the Golden Age, Daytrotter, Radio K, as well as a number of other national blogs and zines. Moxie charted in the Top 200 CMJ weekly chart (with over 45 adds) and was included in Under the Radar's official SXSW Sampler followed by three national tours including SXSW. In 2014 Daphne was nominated in the New England Music Awards for Female Performer of the Year as well as the CT Music Awards Singer/Songwriter of the Year.

"Channeling Peggy Lee singing in some interstellar speakeasy backed by Jack White, where the fashion of bowler hats and bow ties are mixed with Go Go boots and mini-skirts" -Rick Bowen, No Depression

"Lemme tell you it's a badly behaved set of tracks. It's a liquored up weekend whose hangover lasts well into the work week." -Anthony Fantano, The Needle Drop

"Moxie is an altogether different affair. Less a collection of songs – more a soundtrack to a wild burlesque show. Underwater, dreamy vocals, you hear reggae beats under New Orleans horns….bossa nova…honky tonk…Gypsy and swing….all in a late-night cabaret. " -John Dankosky, NPR

“The music is a little dirty, a little dangerous but a hell of a good time.” - Chip McCabe, CT.com

”Cheeky, and full of verve and swing... equal to anything Dr. John might have conjured up in his voodoo lair.” - Vincent Bator, Examiner.com

“With her strong writing style and sultry vocal delivery, Martin has you in the palm of her hand from track one.” - Troy Michael, Innocent Words Chicago


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHjzXwa1FC4
https://soundcloud.com/telegraph-recording-co/sets/moxie-daphne-lee-martin 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93WIkMnm6Dk#t=0
http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/daphne-lee-martin/20057407-37385058&playerLoadAndPlayConcert=20057407-37385058


10pm- Andrew and Ashley
Genre: Indie Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: The XX, Ben Harper, First Aid Kit

Andrew and Ashley are a New York-based folk duo that jumps from heartbreak to humor before you can finish your whiskey.  Andrew Bancroft’s original lyrics and guitar licks are complemented by Ashley Flanagan’s powerful vocals. They will be joined by the talented multi-instrumentalist Yair Evnine on cello. If the mood strikes, you may be privy to an audience-inspired freestyle rap. Either way, you will hear something unique.

Bancroft has been has been featured on Mtv’s TRL and in Rolling Stone and TIME.  


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

www.andrewbancroft.com


11pm- zanzibar holy rites

Thursday 2/19
8pm- Dan Burnett 
Genre: Soul/blues/funk
For fans of: Marc Broussard, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Donny Hathaway

UK based piano vocalist Dan Burnett has performed extensively in the UK and Europe, and has written music that has been used internationally on TV and Film. This February he is making his debut trip to NYC, so catch him while you can…
 

‘A seriously good piano player’ - Paul Jones (Manfred Mann/The Blues Band)

‘Really great playing’ - John Williamson (The Animals)


‘What a set of pipes!’ - Neil Morrissey (Actor/Comedian, UK)

www.danburnett.co.uk
www.twitter.com/danburnett_uk
www.facebook.com/danburnett.uk
www.soundcloud.com/danburnett
www.youtube.com/user/bluespiano2008 


9pm- Parade Grounds
Genre: AMERICANA
For fans of: NEIL YOUNG, DELTA SPIRIT, BUDDY HOLLY

We're a group of close friends that like to play music together. We blend vocal harmony styles of 50's and 60's pop with the traditional storytelling and heartbreak of folk music.

"A self-titled release consisting of seven musical gems, the band is set on creating music that is raw with emotion and topped with an indie/folk sound" -Indie Shuffle


PARADEGROUNDSMUSIC.COM
http://youtu.be/xrJBzQWSvX0
http://youtu.be/TEzj4FDtMTA


10pm- The Waysties
The Waysties leave their barstools and take the stage for a night of raucous Irish songs and Irished-up rock covers. Featuring The Rose West's Alex and Robare, Painless Parker's Noam, Molly  of Mist Covered Mountains and Sarah Biz.

11pm- Mr. Kincaid 
Genre: Alt Guitar Rock
For fans of: Guadalcanal Diary, Replacements, Buzzcocks, Pixies, Early REM, Hudu Gurus, Soul Assylum

Mr. Kincaid was born out of the visceral remains of the Brooklyn alternative rock scene. Made up of four veterans of the Brooklyn scene, Mr. Kincaid has created a miasma of crunchy, angry, cranky, happy and sometimes down right hilarious sounds. Some call it music, others call it a revelation, a tete-a-tete with the rock and roll Gods (these people are usually on some kind of prescription medication for a rare bi-polar disorders). Call it what you like, it won’t come when you call it anyway. In keeping with their inspiration, they say “We’re Havin’ a ball and just getting it all together.”  Cryptic? Possibly. Arcane most definitely, it’s what they live for.

http://www.misterkincaid.com/


FRIDAY 2/20
8pm-12am- Tasmericana Night: An evening of music by Australian and New Zealand bands influenced by indie, folk and Americana music.

8pm- Ben R. Mackie
Genre: folk, country, Americana
For fans of: Neil Young, Whiskeytown, Townes Van Zandt, Big Star

Melbourne, Australia songwriter Ben R. Mackie “mixes folk and country inspired sounds with a distinctively Melbournian soul” (Beat Magazine) to create music that is stripped back, delicate but rough-around-the-edges: An outsider’s slant on the Americana genre.


No stranger to the world of live music, Mackie has been performing in bands since he was just a kid, along the way taking out many of Australia’s finest music prizes (including the country’s largest alternative radio station Triple J’s “Top Song” competition). Recording deals followed, as did tours with some of the nation’s finest musical acts.

In late 2013, Mackie decided it was time for a change of scenery. Armed with his Hummingbird, harmonica and a deep love for the rich history of American music, he left behind the comforts of his band and city for a new beginning in Brooklyn, New York.

www.benrmackie.com

  
9pm- City Walls Autumn Falls
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, Ryan Adams

Led by brothers Anthony and David Gill, City Walls Autumn Falls represents a fresh force in the Folk music world. Together they write the kind of songs that take residence in the head and heart, mixing raw emotion with powerful, almost Viking-like guitar playing. Valhalla meets Big Pink.


From their earliest days, Anthony and David dedicated themselves to their music, playing and practicing until their fingers bled. After extensive touring in their home country of Australia, they traversed ocean after ocean to make Brooklyn their home. There, they carved out a cult-like following among New York natives and transplants alike.
 

www.citywallsautumnfalls.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nZVW0ffMys
https://soundcloud.com/city-walls-autumn-falls/sheltered-me


10pm- The Hookey Brothers
Genre: Folk-rock-blues
For fans of: Ryan Adams, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, MGMT

Rooted in folk, with a slathering of 90s alt rock, old school Hank country and cooked in the harsh Australian desert.

On his debut album Misdiagnosed, “The misdiagnosis could be in trying to find just one pigeonhole for what our man Harry Hookey does. But whatever it is, he does it very well.” – Ross Clelland – themusic.com.au

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HarryHookey
Website - http://www.harryhookey.com/
“Sometimes” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZrUTWOD0rs
“Man on fire” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc1Hph8BeT4
“Where I’ll be found” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Egwf9lhjg


11pm- Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies
Genre: Americana/singer -songwriter
For fans of: Mumford and Sons, Neil Finn, Chuck berry

Native New Zealander Stanley John Mitchell is a veteran of the New York alternative scene. After arriving here with legendary Kiwi band ‘The Drongos’ Stanley J soon established himself as a songwriting force. His current band ‘Stanley John Mitchell and his Band of Buddies’ plays original material inspired by the Americana/Roots American style he loves so much. These influence’s, along with Stan’s own South Pacific background make for a delightfully original sound.

“A delightful mélange of funk rhythms, country harmonies, precisely layered guitar counterpoint and airy folk-rock sounds, with many influences, old and new, absorbed into a delightfully original sound”. - Robert Palmer. New York Times

Stanleyjohnmitchell.com
 

SATURDAY 2/21 
5pm- Crimson Pirates
Genre: Folk, shanties, songs of the sea
For fans of: Irish folk music

The Crimson Pirates take Celtic and folk classics and originals, update them, fuel them with percussion and wrap them in five part harmonies. Lately we’ve been obsessed with songs about drinking, dying, love gone horribly wrong and squid. Pirate rule: Everyone sings. Plus, Robin Flanagan plays concertina, Ann Alford mans the mando, Kelly Kilcoyne rocks the six-string uke and Dan O’Driscoll and Don Kilcoyne make things go shaka-shaka-boom. If you know the song, sing along.

www.CrimsonPirates.com 
 

8pm- Goddess Lakshmi
Genre: Indy Rock
For fans of: Elvis Costello, Squeeze, B-52s, Talking Heads, Rubblebucket, 

Named for the Hindu goddess of abundance The Goddess Lakshmi cut their teeth playing weekly shows at the rough and tumble Paris Blues bar in Harlem. A confluence of diverse influences from blues, blues rock, blue grass and reggae with hints of Jazz and German metal.

"The Goddess Lakshmi is a prime example of the thriving jazz and folk sounds that came together during the Harlem Renaissance with nods to the beatnik cool of the early '60s. Harlem is the birthplace of the band and its honed musical style, most evident in the swinging notes carrying the band’s front-woman Kosi through tracks like, “I Want You For My Man”. The Goddess Lakshmi has harnessed a sound that is all their own and with a wealth of experience upon which to attribute it to...

...The new album, LOVE, is the product of one exhausting, yet rewarding journey complete with ‘cuts, scratches, and cigarette burns’. The recording and mixing process ended with a flow of sound amplified by more textural qualities: close-knit rhythm sections, soul-drenched vocals, and story-lines about love: both wanting and losing it." — Adrienne Bess, JOONBUG  


http://thegoddesslakshmi.bandcamp.com/
http://joonbug.com/national/frequency/The-Goddess-Of-Lakshmi/C8hVDsBfnOP
www.thegoddesslakshmi.org


Photo Credit: Michael Baumann

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- 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.

http://www.dawndrake.com 

http://www.youtube.com/thedawndrake 
http://www.facebook.com/thedawndrake  

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 2/22
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

The Way Back Machine: Dirty Dancing
A 1960’s movie with 1980’s music. With Patrick Swayze acting. And singing. And dancing. With sloppy love and perfect moves. Take Baby out of the corner and join us as we have the “Time Of Our Life”.

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

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 2/23
6pm- Monday Movie Madness: The Black Hole

8pm- Wool & Grant
Genre: Singer/songwriter acoustic
For fans of: Indigo Girls, Dixie Chicks

They come from different places -- Ina May Wool as a character-driven singer-songwriter and Bev Grant as a topical songwriter. WOOL&GRANT’s songs tell their life stories. They celebrate South African grandmothers on a soccer team, and they shine a powerful light on the short, spectacular life of Janis Joplin. WOOL&GRANT remind us with grace and power that wild women don't have the blues.

“My favorite duo since Thelma and Louise. They got chops, heart, and soul-stirring harmonies.”  David Massengill

“Woody Guthrie meets Laura Nyro.” -Mary Sue Twohy, Program Director at Sirius XM Radio

www.woolgrant.com


9pm- Kyle Taylor
Genre: Folk/Rock
For fans of: Damien Rice, Noah Gundersen


Acoustic folk/rock, with a pop edge. Mostly melancholy and usually catchy.

www.kyletaylormusic.com/music


10pm- Walking Tree 
Genre: Progressive Folk
For fans of: Nick Drake, Paul Simon, Jim O’Rourke, Jane’s Addiction, Kurt Vile, Tortoise

Cascades of fingerpicked guitar arpeggios of abnormal chords and soaring, ethereal vocal melodies characterize WalkingTree’s unique sound. Lyrics of a personal nature accent the moody atmosphere created by their performance. When he performs as a solo act, lead singer Charlie Kessenich brings the vulnerability he attempts to create in his music out to the forefront. The end product is an experience of a unique perspective on the world, one that all attendees will surely feel a part of by the end of the show. 

https://soundcloud.com/walkingtreewalks


11pm- Richard Bryant
Genre: Singer/songwriter
For fans of: Cash/Dylan/Waits/Earle/Hank

Richard Bryant drives his guitar down found highways, through lost hedges and back alleys, even straying way over in the Territory prowling for the odd chord or dying note that might give shape to some musical notion he’s taken. He found a minor sixth chord in Arkansas once, but traded it for a flat fiver on Staten Island. Prying ears might hear a Luther Perkins lick leaning into a jazz cliché, all propped up by Howlin’ Wolf’s kickstand, replete with rack harmonica chugging nervously like a Hummer waiting for a tune-up. For all that, the tunes are hummable. Bryant takes leave of the ordinary, except when the ordinary serves his purpose.

 “#197 with a bullet!” according to Dave Miller’s ranking of “The Waltz of the Blue Devils” at nothingbutgoodthings.blogspot.com – top 300 songs of the 1990s – a tune Bryant created (seems like only) yesterday.


soundcloud.com/#richard-97-2
 

TUESDAY 2/24
7:45pm- 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 organization's history, mission and creative public programming.  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/arttalksbrooklyn/

StoryCorps, Christina Stanton, Door-to-Door Facilitator
StoryCorps is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have shared life stories with family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the LIbrary of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our broadcasts on NPR's Morning Edition and on storycorps.org

Textile Arts Center
http://www.textileartscenter.com/


Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance
http://www.dbartsalliance.org/
 
9pm- Tripeg Lobo
It’s 10 days after Valentine’s Day, and the dead of winter in NY…a perfect time for Murderous Love Songs. Nothing but murderous love songs. 

Performers do one cover of a murder ballad, and one original ballad using either a story from traditional murder ballad or based on a more contemporary story. 

11pm- The Woodland Conference 
Genre: Folk Rock & Roll
For fans of: Okkervil River, Wilco, The National, That Band You Heard in the Basement of that Party Once But You Had A Lot to Drink and What Was Their Name Again?

A rotating group of folk, rock and Broadway musical folks strumming some strings for at least 45 minutes. In fact exactly 45 mintues. If you think about time travel, or bourbon (or time traveling while drinking bourbon), or were hoping to hear a (slightly homo-erotic) love song about a fighting robot—then The Woodland Conference just might be the band for you!

https://www.youtube.com/user/brandonisthecool
 

WEDNESDAY 2/25
4th Aniversary Party

9pm- 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.

www.ericvitoff.com/songs
www.soundcloud.com/ericvitoff
www.youtube.com/evsweep


10pm- Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Genre: Rock/Pop/Jazz
For fans of: Banda Magda, Queen, Jamie Cullum, Jessica Hernandez, Frank Sinatra

"Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful" is a collective of 11 musicians from New York City. With the help of the arranger Martin Seiler, this bands' vision is to give Swing Music a new and more 'a la mode' meaning. Influenced by and built on the musical styles of Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra and Roger Cicero, Joe Benjamin brings contemporary music styles and themes of modern life together in an entertaining live show. Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful - America's New Swing!


www.joe-benjamin.com
www.soundcloud.com/joe-benjamin/the-exterminator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu1o5PkAtc


THURSDAY 2/26
8pm-  Kenny Young and the Eggplants
Genre: Intergalactic folk-and-roll
For fans of: Fountains of Wayne, 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

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

www.kennyyoungandtheeggplants.com

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/3149066/
http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music/they-are-immature-perhaps-but-kenny-and-the-eggplants-are-having-far-too-much-fun-to.25053283


9pm- Jim Petrie Band
Genre: Folk/Country Rock, Americana
For fans of: Gram Parsons, Jackson Browne, Ollabelle, Donna the Buffalo

Great musicianship, melodies you remember, songs you want to dance to, lyrics that say something, hearts that beat. 


www.reverbnation.com/earnestmister 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDy8pU_WHTQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSPO1FYcsU0


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

https://www.facebook.com/Jacksofkingscounty
http://m.reverbnation.com/artist/thejacksofkingscounty


11pm- Tenterhooks
Genre: Power Pop
For fans of: Guided By Voices, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Fountains of Wayne

Tenterhooks are a fantastic guitar-driven band that’s had its roots in the NYC underground dating back to the 90s East Village noise-pop scene. The band’s bristling sound is equaled only by its melody, tight, veteran group of punks blasting out heavy doses of sugar, just the way we like it. Mix in a slight tinge of late ’70s skinny tie new wave, and you’ve got a winner.

http://tenterhooks.bandcamp.com
http://buy.norton.com/specialoffers?VENDORID=YAHOO
 

FRIDAY 2/27
8pm- Kosi
Genre: jazz
For fans of: Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Tracy Chapman

She's got piercing eyes and a voice that's larger than her body. But, small as she is, she won't fit in a box. She switches styles more quickly than you can follow. First she's jazz, then she's blues, then she's rock, but always powerful. You definitely want to hear this girl sing... if you can handle it.

"Her music is authentic, from the heart, and her voice is blissful to listen to. She is fulfilling the early promise she showed. She has the range and tone of an angel yet the throatiness and devilment of a banshee." -- Sammy Stein [http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/08/28/kosi-pictures-of-us-2014/]

"Can a person be bold and polite? Can their music supersede what traditional blues emanate, and go deeper, with universal appeal? Yeah…Kosi can." -- Pete Carma [http://streetcredmusic.blogspot.com/2014/07/pictures-of-usthe-follow-up-cd-by-kosi.html]

"From jazz to blues to neo-soul: it’s all there, pre-tapped and ready to be heard, but with such freshness of vision that it could be from no other singer. This is Kosi’s strength, a raw yet elegant presentation that explodes with originality…" -- Tyron Grillo [http://ecmreviews.com/2014/04/14/kosi/]

http://kosi-sings.com

 
9pm- Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Genre: Carnatic Jazz
For fans of: Ravi Shankar, Shakti, Cross-over Jazz

The Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) performs Jazz Carnatica. Rooted in the style of the virtuoso violinist Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Arun brings a fresh approach to the age-old South Indian classical repertoire. The trio’s collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta & and bassist Perry Wortman. The Carnatic canon is remixed in this seamless integration of styles as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy. Arun’s original compositions pay homage to Carnatic rhythmic structures and rich tonalities while expanding the music with a modern jazz backbeat.

 “…a beautiful, exotic, ear-opening listening experience.” (All About Jazz)

“…..a captivating and inspirational listening experience, worthy of the highest recommendation for multicultural music collections.” (Midwest Book Review)

“Ramamurthy joins the successful few who have melded jazz and traditional Indian music” (RootsWorld)

www.arunramamurthy.com
https://soundcloud.com/arunnj25/conception 


10pm- Dahlia Dumont ~ The Blue Dahlia
Genre: World (Reggae, tango, ska, klezmer, and dub French and in English)
For fans of: Alpha Blondy meets Edith Piaf, Gotan Project, Goran Brehovic, Billie Holiday, Kana, Tiken Jah Fakoly, the Clash, Regina Spektor, Samiah Farah, Portishead

Brooklyn girl Dahlia Dumont, with a past in Senegal and France, brings her Francophone influences to her music, performing original reggae, ska and tango jams in French and in English. She also performs some old-time standards of the French "chanson," mixing them with grooving reggae rhythms and dub deflections. Singing and playing ukulele, Dahlia is accompanied by George Saenz from South Texas on button accordion and trombone, Yoshiki Yamada from Japan on bass, Chris Hansen from California on drums, and Diego Cebollero from Argentina on guitar. Collectively they are called The Blue Dahlia.

Main: www.dahliadumont.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Dahlia/136078126469513
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dahliadumont
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/dahliadumont
Indiegogo campaign to make first album!!!: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/from-nurse-to-musician-dahlia-dumont-s-first-album
 

Midnight Special: Shirley Gnome
Genre: musical comedy/dirty country-folk
For fans of: Tenacious D, Garfunkel and Oats, Sarah Silverman

Chanteuse provocatrice Shirley Gnome takes you on a musical journey, with titillating tunes about the hilarious and profound ways that bodies collide. Smothered in explicit language and racy humor, yet sung like "an angel dry-humping a cloud."

Winner: People's Champ of Comedy 2012
"simply brilliant" -Three Weeks

Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Highlight Reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lilYAG15H6A  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4kYfIkEAVU  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcrH3Lbgw7E
 

SATURDAY 2/28
8pm- Holler 
Genre: country/folk
For fans of: gillian welch, woody guthrie, old crow medicine show

Holler. def: a shout, a loud cry, the space between mountains and valleys or traditional country, Appalachian song, and originals by Rachael Benjamin and Beth Soleimany that take you to your home up north or on a drive down south. Formed in 2009, Holler has performed throughout New York City, and toured the midwest and southeast, including a spot on the Blue Plate Special and the Covered Bridge Festival in eastern Kentucky. Rachael and Beth play as a duo and also with special guests.

“Layers of acoustic instrumentation derivative of traditional Appalachian songwriting blends seamlessly with well-crafted harmony vocalizations.” “I was instantly captivated by their beautiful harmonies and acoustic arrangements.” J.D. Duarte Brooklyn Country

http://hollerinbrooklyn.bandcamp.com/
myspace.com/hollerinbrooklyn
 

9pm- Yeti
Genre: Indie-rock / dream-punk
For fans of: Sleater-Kinney, The Cranberries, Fugazi

Yeti is bass-driven philosophical dream-punk with cute killer harmonies. This New York-based trio reeks of feral femininity, fermenting in the forgotten woods of Staten Island. Their music fuses Sleater-Kinney sensibilities with The Cranberries’ emotional power. Yeti can be found playing at various venues throughout the New York City area, or in very cold, dark, remote caverns from which few have ever returned.

http://yetimusic.co


10pm- Robin Electric 
Genre: Rock, Powerpop
For fans of: Badfinger, Supergrass, Wilco, The Who

Steeped in rock tradition, The Robin Electric churn out crunchy guitar hooks and memorable melodies with their alchemic brand of neo-classic rock. If Ryan Adams was assaulted by Badfinger while The Raspberries poured drinks, that scene would sound like The Robin Electric. The lush vocal harmonies of Eric Barlow (lead guitar), Jason Maksymilian (bass) and drummer John Melville, behind powerhouse Jesse Bryson will make fans of Humble Pie and Big Star rejoice. With a new EP out this year, The Robin Electric are setting the stage for a rock n' roll takeover.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Robin-Electric/157833014251506?ref=bookmarks


11pm- 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 


SUNDAY 3/1
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

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

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 3/2 
6pm- Monday Movie Madness:

8pm- Paul Ryan Presents an evening of singer songwriters

Paul Ryan brings together some of the best singer songwriters in Brooklyn - and from around the world - to perform the first Monday of every month at The Way Station. You are guaranteed to be charmed, enchanted and enthralled! 

TUESDAY 3/3
8pm- Martina Fiserova
Genre: folk jazz
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Lizz Wright, Kate Bush, Tracy Chapman

An experienced singer from Prague, Czech republic, performing her original music. Martina Fiserova has been surrounded by musicians since the moment she was born. It took her many years to realize and accept the fact that she was becoming a musician herself. After a decade spent gaining experience on the Prague Jazz Scene (from blues and fusion oriented bands to collaborations with international bands, backing up rock stars and diving into silence with music therapy), she decided to get her ass kicked by New York City. Come check out her unique songwriting approach and intimate yet emotional vocal performance.

“Her voice is graceful, and her phrasing and delivery are right on tempo.” - James Nadal, All About Jazz

“Her biography is impressive. (...) Jazz pop? Folk jazz? Either way it's cool, and if this is the sort of stuff she is capable of writing then I hope there is more on the way.” - Tony Emmerson, Prague Jazz Blogspot

www.martinafiserova.cz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ml8b8s8K8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XbPfOAyCTQ
https://soundcloud.com/martinafiserova/slow



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, and they can be seen currently every month at The Way Station in Brooklyn, NY. 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- MJ Batson 

11pm- TBA

WEDNESDAY 3/4
8pm- Julia McKinnis
Genre: Indie Pop
For fans of: Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Cat Power.

Julia McKinnis was a born musician; humming herself to sleep in her crib in her hometown of Ft. Worth, Texas. Julia’s endearing indie-pop style is reminiscent of artists like Ingrid Michaelson, Cat Power, Regina Spektor. Says the artist, “I always tell people that my music is music to make you fall in love with life and eat cookies and sweet things and not feel bad about yourself. It's most definitely happy music.”

juliamckinnismusic.com
youtube.com/juliakmckinnis
twitter: @juliamckinnis
FB: Julia McKinnis


9pm- The DuPont Brothers
Genre: Indie-Folk
For fans of: M. Ward, Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, Kaki King

This Burlington, Vermont indie-folk duo has hit the ground running since it's formation in March of 2013. In that time, The DuPont Brothers have played over 200 shows, covered 25,000 miles on the road, released a dvd, ep and full length album and were fortunate enough to share the stage with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Sturgill Simpson, Ben Sollee, Langhorne Slim, Howie Day, Gin Wigmore, Family of the Year, Chris Eldridge and Julian Lage, Chris Thomas King, Johnny Swim, The Spring Standards, Pearl and the Beard, The Lone Bellow, Della Mae and John Murry to name a few. The sound is best described as Vermont Made Folk.

“The DuPont Brothers have found their voice, quite literally. In many instances, they blend so well, it's hard to discern who is singing what. And that symmetry manifests in every aspect of the recording.” -Dan Bolles, Seven Days VT

“It’s the essence of what stop-you-in-your-tracks music is suppose to do, which is shake you out of your day-to-day life like an old friend who wants you know everything will be ok, in time, as long as you never forget to believe in the endless possibilities of the cosmos.” -Garret K. Woodward, Smoky Mountain News

http://www.dupontbrothersmusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fMhA4B7Mlc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48aRDY75kFU


10pm- Pork Chop Willie
Genre: Blues/Roots
For fans of: RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle

Pork Chop Willie’s debut national album Love is the Devil lights a new fire under America’s musical melting pot, bringing fresh heat to the Mississippi hill country blues tradition while blending in elements of Americana, rock, alt-country and even classical music. The 13-song disc serves as a bridge between those genres, the past and the present, and the band’s Magnolia State inspirations and Manhattan home.  Led by singer-guitarist Bill Hammer and violinist Melissa Tong, Pork Chop Willie is fueled by grooves, grit, honesty and passion as well as a unique blend of down-home and uptown musicianship.

“Brilliant new national debut release … Hill Country music and beyond, like you have never heard before … An absolutely wonderful album that very quickly rose to the top of my favorites list for 2014 ...” —John Vermilyea, Blues Underground Network

“I'll be hard pressed to find another debut this year that impresses me as much as this album. All the right ingredients presented with great musicianship and passion. The roots, they be strong and entangled with tradition but with a unique freshness.” —Popa’s Tunes, PopaTunes.Blogspot.com

"With this hypnotic, modern approach to the spiritual purgation that is great hill country blues, Pork Chop Willie should turn some
ears…Tracks like Too Many Cuts are strikingly original as the yearn of Tong's violin provides a fresh spin on an old formula…The debut album...is as raw as any hill country stomp and as haunting as the most backwoods Appalachian holler".  -Living Blues Magazine

www.porkchopwillie.com  
www.facebook.com/porkchopwillie 


11pm- Breanna Barbara
Genre: BLUES AMERICANA ROCK N ROLL
For fans of: WANDA JACKSON, JESSE MAE HEMPHILL, THE VENTURES, ELVIS, THE ROLLING STONES, LINK WRAY, LEAD BELLY, HANK WILLIAMS SR, HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF, THE BLACK KEYS, THE WHITE STRIPES,

ONE WOMAN SONGSTRESS SINGS AVANT GARDE BLUES FOR UNMARKETABLE MUSIC SAKE

“intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singer  Breanna Barbara ignites the stage with vocals so raw powerful you leave hypnotized ” – New York Daily Music
breannabarbara.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/breanna.barbara.arneson
 

FRIDAY 3/6
8pm- The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!
Genre: Blues/Country/Gospel
For fans of: Hank Williams, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf.

"The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!" are a power duo whose patented blend of Blues, Country and Gospel sounds are guaranteed to turn any venue we play into a bonafide juke joint! This is not your father’s blues – it’s more like your grandfather’s…if your grandfather was a preacher in a Mississippi Baptist church.   The "Wonders" are: Gary Van Miert - acoustic guitar and vocals. Malcolm Marsden - electric guitar.  Come check us out.  As always, we promise to rock your soul! 

Blues with a Country feel.  Country with a Blues feel.  Add a pinch of Gospel and you’ve got “The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!”.
 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sensational-Country-Blues-Wonders/404169299642111
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYh8ZIO1J9M  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2ret71llTc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQispgD5w5k


9pm- Daniel Ondaro and The Shy Birds
Genre: Samba, Bossa Nova
For fans of: Joao Bosco, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Antonio Carlos Jobim

Daniel Ondaro and The Shy Birds is a group of broadly talented and eclectic musicians playing everything from Samba and Bossa Nova to modern Brazilian styles and original music. Hailing from different parts of the globe, the band came together in Berlin, Germany in early 2013 and since has played in cities all over Germany as well as Prague, Athens, and Istanbul. With the instrumentation of acoustic guitar, voices, and percussion, the group´s duo line up of Daniel Ondaro and Petros Tzekos weaves refined Brazilian music with a serious and silly touch.

“The talent of these guys combined with their carefree and evident joy of playing results in a sparkling music that cheers you up for sure! Through their songs, a new and fresh wind blows from America, Europe and Brazil into audiences hearts."

http://danielondaro.com/theshybirds/  
https://www.youtube.com/user/theshybirds   
http://danielondaro.bandcamp.com/album/daniel-ondaro-the-shy-birds
 

10pm- George Gilmore
Genre: Folk, Singer/songwriter
For fans of: Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Justin Townes Earle, Kris Kristofferson

This New York City veteran singer/songwriter/guitar slinger has been a mainstay on the Americana/roots-rock scene for over two decades. His latest (I am a Weed) finds him in great form on these (lucky) 13 tunes exploring the journey of life with and without love, accompanied by an able stable of well-known Big Apple players. Tops for me is his gospel-fueled offering "The Good Lord Smote My Eye."

http://www.reverbnation.com/georgegilmoresolo
http://georgegilmoremusic.com


SATURDAY 3/7
8pm- Mar Salá
Genre: Flamenco-pop
For fans of: Rosario, Bebe, La Mala Rodriguez

Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a self taught musician from Seville, Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish pop, with swing and Rock.

"Mar Salá is pure energy, like a volcano in control" Jose Miguel López. Radio 3.RNE

www.marsalaband.com
www.facebook.com/marsalaband1
www.reikiwilliamsburg.com


9pm- Viva Vallenato Badass Accordion Band 
Genre: World/Latin
For fans of:  Santana, Rusted Root

Wild Colombian "CUMBIA" Latin rhythms & blazing accordion melodies. SOUNDS LIKE: A High-Intensity Latin Drum-Circle of Happiness!
Authentic Folkloric Sounds of Colombia, South America. Crowds go wild for this music! (even English-speaking folks). As featured on Telemundo 47 NYC TV.

"The accordion is like a happy machine; they start playing and people's spirits lift up. These guys spread joy and happiness!" - Montclair Times

youtube.com/c/VivaVallenato
facebook.com/VivaVallenato 


10pm- Lonesome Cupcakes
Genre: Country
For fans of: Dwight Yoakam, Buck Owens Junior Brown, Ernest Tubb

The Lonesome Cupcakes play Honky Tonk music for enthusiastic beer drinkers throughout the metro area. The Cupcakes are the perfect soundtrack for a shot and a beer.

http://www.lonesomecupcakes.com
 

MONDAY 3/9
8pm- Jo Kroger

9pm- Weaver 
For fans of: Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley and The Tallest Man on Earth

Weaver is the product of years of musicianship in a lot of different constellations that has crystallized into one voice and one guitar. The music tells stories about one persons observations in life where relationships, passions and frustrations is processed with the constantly present seaport as a backdrop. The weight of his songs lies in the stories and the devotedly crafted guitar arrangements indicates a well written and selected repertoire. There's a list of talented musicians appearing on the debut-EP Aiming For Doves whom everyone puts their own flavor to the sound.

Tout en simplicité, voix & guitare et son énergie débordante et communicative.
http://onthehook.fr/rencontre-interview-avec-weaver-le-bob-dylan-de-goteborg/

https://soundcloud.com/johan-weber/from-different-trees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiOqxyF6mQw
www.wvr.nu


TUESDAY 3/10
9pm- Bryan Wade

Genre: Singer/songwriter folk/pop/world
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, Elliot Smith, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon

Colorful, mysterious, and outrageous sound stories. From graceful, haunting spirit music, born of Middle-Eastern, Latin, and American folk traditions; played with as few wires as possible on a semi-jazz guitar; songs written and played in the streets of England, deserts of Israel, porches of dead mill towns, and food trucks of Hop-Hipster Brooklyn.
Bryan whispers like Jeff Buckley playing songs that John Prine wrote for Duke Ellington; shouts like The Police covering an album that Thelonious Monk wrote for Pixies.

“Wade is one of the most talented and distinctive musicians this town has seen….combining exuberant stage presence with solid songwriting and dead-on technical skills.” - Dan Cook, FREE TIMES

“Bryan’s vocals are second to none… His vocals really separate him from the rest of the crowd.” - Jay Matheson, Owner of JAM ROOM recording studios, CAROLINA REPORTER

“The sounds that Bryan can get out of a guitar and the way that he gets them is something to behold.” - Angelo Gianni of Treadmill Trackstar, FREE TIMES

http://bryanwade.com/bryan-wade-original-music/
 
Mr. Moon
http://youtu.be/5XLUJkDgmK0 


10pm- Roenik 
Genre: Indie rock with electronic elements
For fans of:  Bright Eyes, Radiohead and Depeche Mode

Gothenburg, Sweden, sends you an indie rock band from a so very modern four on the floor electronic foundation, yet with it’s head held high in the melancholy and nostalgia of the Seventies and Eighties. With such elegance and total absence of friction that you don't know whether you're drumming the beat of the new or humming the tune of the old. The mix of the organic and electronic elements is what makes Roenik unique. After 15 years collaborating with different producers and artists (Yoad Nevo, Andreas Kleerup) the frontman Niels Nankler invites us to join their space saga “Stars” that was released in 2014.

”The debut Stars is likeable and genuine, includes tender feelings and perhaps even contributes to an occasional smile. It should get a well deserved place in the spotlight.”- http://gaffa.se/recension/84461

”Stars is an wonderful piece of art that is easy on the ears and beckons to be listen to time and time again.”- http://therockoffice.com/audio.html

https://soundcloud.com/roenik/imstillhere
http://www.muzu.tv/roenik/even_by_the_wind


WEDNESDAY 3/11
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.

https://twitter.com/MizMEJenkins
https://soundcloud.com/mary-elaine-jenkins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfLgWRMYEqw
https://www.facebook.com/mejplays
 

9pm- Rocket J & The 88's 
Genre: Rockabilly
For fans of: Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent

Rocket J is classy, she’s brassy, she’s a real gone, good-looking gal who can belt out a rockin’ tune that’ll really send you! She sings Rockabilly that will grab you by the front of the shirt, get in your face and remind you why this stuff is just plain fun music.  Rocket J fun facts:  The nickname Rocket J comes from Rocky the Flying Squirrel of The Bullwinkle Show, is a fanatic pug lover, does not possess ear lobes.

rocketandthe88s.com
rocketjthe88s.bandcamp.com


10pm- Dr. Bluegrass and the Illbilly 8
Genre: bluegrass

Foot stompin', thigh slappin' bluegrass from the deep south (of England). Formed in the winter of 2009, Dr Bluegrass and the Illbilly 8 draw inspiration from a wide range of unusual sources for their unique choice of songs. Everything from traditional bluegrass and gospel, to Irish folk, pop and rock ensures that there is something for all ages, played with an energy and virtuosity that belies their young age.

www.facebook.com/drbluegrass
www.youtube.com/drbluegrass
www.soundcloud.com/drbluegrass


11pm- Maynard & the Musties
Genre: Country-Rock-Americana 
For fans of: Whiskeytown, Hayes Carll, John Prine 
I grew up in Nashville, in a certain era, and reach back to ca. 1967 when Dylan met Cash. It was a period where everyone read the Bible, yet maintained individual, incomprehensible moral codes that constantly were shifted according to personal and momentary use. What blossomed was heartbreak and sorrow. Enjoy! 
"wry oldschool country and dark highway rock" - new york music daily 
"more hooks and lures than a Bass Pro Shop" --Bill Hurley, The Alternate Root 

THURSDAY 3/12
8pm- Alyssa Robbins

Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of:  Aimee Mann, Patti Griffin, Pink

With the recent release of her third studio album, "Our Time Was Here We Just Forgot to Be", Robbins makes a rockier departure from her first two albums ("Wet Behind the Ears" & "The Other Side of the World"). She growls and snarls her way through stories of haunted Brooklyn streets, changing seasons, and a lovers insanity all with a touch of sensitivity and heart ache. With the lyrical prose of Aimee Mann and the voice of Etta James, “Our Time was Here…” provides the perfect balance of whiskey swigging rock and gin sipping soul.

www.alyssarobbins.com
alyssarobbins.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD49JPj3H2s


9pm- atlantic / pacific
Genre: Indie-Rock, Pop, Dance
For fans of:  Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Broken Social Scene, Mac Demarco, Hospitality

atlantic / pacific writes melodic dance rock with charming, catchy vocals on top. Brooklyn-based singers Liza Dzul and Yusuf Siddiquee cover topics ranging from sandwiches to Michigan to TRU LUV (in a happy way!). Other tags on soundcloud might include indie rock, electronic, chilly, bedroom rock, singer-songwriter, and pop, but you should come listen for yourself.

http://soundcloud.com/imranetyusuf 


10pm- Moneco

11pm- Soul'D Out NYC

FRIDAY 3/13
8pm- TheLoveHowl
Genre: Blues-Rock
For fans of:  Deer Tick, The Black Keys, Brandi Carlile

Amy Sheehan, Alex Sherba, Jonathan Vergara and Jonah Durning-Hammond are  bringing back some classic rock and soul to Brooklyn. A project which developed from Sheehan's solo material, the group has morphed into a gutsy rock act with the release of their 5 song EP The Chase in 2013. They were recently featured in The Deli Magazine’s Best of NYC Emerging Artists of 2014 and placed #10 in the readers polls for Best Blues/Revival Rock band. Their song “I Don’t Know Why” appeared on the Season 4 Finale of the FX television series ‘Justified.’ They are set to release a series of singles in the fall in preparation for their debut LP.

“The LoveHowl is kicking up the dust behind raunchy guitars and sultry vocals…At times, the music might kick you in the gut, but don’t worry: They’ll be there to help you out when you’re down. Down-home tracks like ‘I Don’t Know Why’ never hurt so good.” – The Deli Magazine

“This EP [The Chase] consists of five gritty songs which all contain an overall essence of easy but edgy rock, although each track manages to stand apart from the next. All five pieces have catchy melodies and an abundance of backbone, which makes them go-to selections for those days when you may need a bit of a brazen musical pick-me-up.” – Blues Rock Review

“24 provides a smooth, yet energetic backdrop for Sheehan’s sultry voice, which could easily compete with Gwen Stefani’s, pre-No Doubt breakup.” - New York Social Status

www.lovehowl.com
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-chase-ep/id784251304
www.facebook.com/thelovehowl
www.youtube.com/thelovehowl
@TheLoveHowl
 

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- Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Genre: Rock/Pop/Jazz
For fans of: Banda Magda, Queen, Jamie Cullum, Jessica Hernandez, Frank Sinatra

"Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful" is a collective of 11 musicians from New York City. With the help of the arranger Martin Seiler, this bands' vision is to give Swing Music a new and more 'a la mode' meaning. Influenced by and built on the musical styles of Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra and Roger Cicero, Joe Benjamin brings contemporary music styles and themes of modern life together in an entertaining live show. Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful - America's New Swing!


www.joe-benjamin.com
www.soundcloud.com/joe-benjamin/the-exterminator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu1o5PkAtc


SATURDAY 3/14
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- TarantinosNYC
Genre: Surf, Soul, Spy, Spaghetti Western instrumentals
For fans of:  Dick Dale, Link Wray, Ennio Morricone, The Ventures, Booker T & the MG’s

The TarantinosNYC specialize in 60's-70's Surf, Soul, Spy and Spaghetti Western instrumentals, featuring the great soundtrack material in Quentin Tarantino movies, and also originals in the style of classic movie and TV themes.  See the song list on their web site, and you’ll get an idea of what these styles have in common – reverb, twang, cool… retro juvie kicks…! The TarantinosNYC  started in 2005, and have played such events/venues as: the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, Rockwood Music Hall, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Southpaw, Brooklyn Bowl, Rodeo Bar, Otto's Shrunken Head, Long Island City Boathouse (benefit event), NYC Horror Film Festival, Wrath of Cannes Film Festival,  Delancey, Cha Cha's of Coney Island, Coney Island Boardwark, Met's Cruise, Don Hill's, Bowery Electric...and many more. They were also guests on the Joey Reynolds radio show on WOR-AM and were filmed for Tripwave TV.

Everynight Charley's Manhattan Beat , Saturday, October 5, 2013
"More than a novelty band, the TarantinosNYC is a cleverly-conceived music event – a soundtrack to a night at the movies without sorting through the film’s plot intrigues."

New York Music Daily
New York Surf City by delarue, 8/8/2012
"By half past eleven, the TarantinosNYC had taken the stage. They have the kind of chemistry that comes from constant gigging and the kind of diverse, cinematic sound their name implies. And they don’t just do songs from Tarantino movies: this particular show featured a lot of unpredictable, anthemic originals, a digression into Link Wray … and finally a majestically lurid version of ... You Only Live Twice."

www.tarantinosnyc.com
www.facebook.com/tarantinosnyc
www.youtube.com/user/TarantinosNYC


10pm- Damian Quinones 

Midnight Special- The Grey Man
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Hendrix / Petty / Can

"The Grey Man" bring "Kraut - Rock" to the new world. Fronted by native "Kraut", and Brooklyn transplant David Kay, the trio also consists of Matt Holt on bass (a real nyc-man) and Moroccan Sam Rekaibi on drums. Formed at the deep end of the Gowanus Canal (in the winter of 2013), the trio transformed a good portion of the best decades of rock into dynamic and eclectic loudness. Some sparks of emotion and light shine through their straightforward compositions and might bring up fond memories of past high times of songwriting.

http://the-grey-man.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/Thegreyman
 

MONDAY 3/16
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.


www.marcxdelgado.com  
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wounded-Knee/1468212120082062
http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/344501 


10pm- Michael Drabik

TUESDAY 3/17- St. Patricks Day
8pm- Rascals & Rogues
Genre: Ren Rock, Celtic, Folk
For fans of: Great Big Sea, Flogging Molly, The Pogues, Enter The Haggis

Rascals & Rogues is the New York Renaissance Faire's 'house boy band' formed in 2012 by members of the performance cast.  These professional improv actors bring a unique brand of unpredictable shenanigans to every set and no two shows are ever the same!  Now entering their 4th year, these 5 rambunctious gents are leaving the Shire and bringing songs of drinking, daring, debauchery, and... something else that starts with D!--to a pub near you!

www.facebook.com/rascalsandroguesnyrf 


9pm- Three Pints Shy
Genre: Irish Rock Band
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Three-Pints-Shy/28211954151


10pm- The Waysties

WEDNESDAY 3/18
9pm- Andrew and Ashley
Genre:  Indie Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: The XX, Ben Harper, First Aid Kit

Andrew and Ashley are a New York-based folk duo that jumps from heartbreak to humor before you can finish your whiskey.  Andrew Bancroft’s original lyrics and guitar licks are complemented by Ashley Flanagan’s powerful vocals.  They will be joined by the talented multi-instrumentalist Yair Evnine on cello. If the mood strikes, you may be privy to an audience-inspired freestyle rap.  Either way, you will hear something unique.

Bancroft has been has been featured on Mtv’s TRL and in Rolling Stone and TIME. 
"Even better, Ashley Perez Flanagan…delivers a sweetly touching 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall.'" –The New York Times (review of Evita)

www.andrewbancroft.com 


11pm- 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.

Soundcloud.com/cancion-1


THURSDAY 3/19
8pm- Dreams of June
Genre: Bluesy Americana
For Fans Of: Adele, The Black Keys, Lizzy Ward, Citizen Cope

An erotic fusion of blues, soul, americana, country and rock. Each song its own original cocktail of various genres - led by powerful and confessional vocals.

"Hands down the best music group I've ever had on my radio show." -Derek Keller - KPOO, San Francisco

"Dreams Of June is fresh, energetic, organic and emotional." -Steve Evans, Touring Base Player - Dire Straights and Etta James
 

DreamsOfJune.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0P63wgWLl4
 

9pm- Peter Wise
Genre: alt pop/folk
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, Matt Corby, Allen Stone, Gary Clark Jr.

Singer/songwriter Peter Wise (ASCAP) has a lifelong passion for music, playing guitar and piano for over 16 years. A 2014 graduate of NYU, Wise’s sound has been described as alt pop and folk/soul, fusing a wide variety of musical genres to make his own pop/rock style. Blending the early '70s folk/rock lyricism and the modern indie/rock soundscapes and production, Wise’s sound has been compared from everyone from Jeff Buckley and Paul Simon to John Mayer, Bon Iver, and Matt Corby.  Studying music at NYU connected him with some of the industries’ best. He studied privately with award winning and multi Grammy-nominated songwriter Phil Galdston and opened for iconic American band The Eagles at a sold-out Beacon Theater in November 2012.

Firmly entrenched in the New York music scene for the past four years, Wise played a full Studio At Webster Hall in support of Green River Ordinance on their North American tour and is a frequent player at Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene’s Grocery, as well as The Bitter End, where he held the release party for his album When Day Breaks on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. With a fan base fast increasing, Wise was a featured performer at Musikfest on the Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz stage in August 2014, and recently played to packed audiences in Boston.

Brooklyn-based Wise continues to perform throughout the New York City area, and has started to expand his fanbase, with upcoming shows in St. Louis and Illinois.

After releasing a four-song EP entitled Don’t Walk Away in October of 2012, Wise spent the summer of 2013 working on his debut LP When Day Breaks, released in November of 2013.  He has now started licensing music featured on both release to TV shows, most recently with the show Bring Your Own Board – Orange County.  Wise continues to work on release new music, with his newest single, Quiet, out this past October.

“On his latest album, When Day Breaks, Peter Wise fuses the upbeat songwriting like that of Simon & Garfunkel with the wistful yearnings of classic folk and Americana.  Opening with ‘To Be Free’, it’s clear that Peter Wise has the musical chops and writing sensibilities to put together an engaging track. Laced with lap steel and heartwarming descending basslines, there are plenty of treats to be found along the way, with snappy guitar work and head-bobbing dropped beats.” – Chris Marsh, Skope Mag

“Hailing from Boston, Peter Wise, currently living in NYC impressed us with his strong jazz and indie rock influences within his music. From first listening to his track “Hatteras” I immediately saw the striking influences of John Mayer-esque guitar picking, mixed with the tambor and harmonies from Bon Iver. Selecting Peter’s music for the show was a no brainer.” – BYOB Artist Spotlight

http://www.peterwisemusic.com/


10pm- Artanker Convoy
 
SATURDAY 3/21
8pm- Eliza and the Organix
Genre: gritty jazz rock
For fans of: Cake, Morphine, Beck, The Dresden Dolls

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

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

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

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

elizaandtheorganix.bandcamp.com


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.

soundcloud.com/flyerlearning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_pKBR6Q2b6CYgKaRtrVlMw 


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.

http://www.dawndrake.com 

http://www.youtube.com/thedawndrake 
http://www.facebook.com/thedawndrake  

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  


MONDAY 3/23
8pm- Kate Mills
Genre: Soulful, Pop/folk
For fans of: Sara Bareilles, Grace Potter, Eva Cassidy, Diane Birch, Colbie Caillat

Kate Mills has been performing since she was 9 and released her first EP back in October 2013. She has a soulful, pop/folk sound and draws you in with her heartfelt and genuine lyrics. Her EP showcases the versatility of her smooth, buttery vocals and the well-crafted songs ranging from the soulful and sultry "Little Bird," to the fun, romantic single, "Cherry Tree" which makes the listener feel like they are on a stroll through Central Park on a Saturday afternoon. This social worker-turned-songwriter has performed at many legendary NYC venues such as Pianos, The Bitter End, and Rockwood Music Hall

"Kate is a refreshing reminder of the power that is created when well-crafted music is coupled with the ability to captivate a live audience. Big things for Kate." - Jordan Belkin, HMR Live

www.katemillsmusic.com

www.reverbnation.com/katemills
www.facebook.com/katemillsmusic
www.sonicbids/band/katemills
 
9pm- 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.

https://twitter.com/MizMEJenkins
https://soundcloud.com/mary-elaine-jenkins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfLgWRMYEqw
https://www.facebook.com/mejplays 


TUESDAY 3/24
7:45pm- 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 organization's history, mission and creative public programming.

The Invisible Dog Art Center, Risa Shoup, Associate Director


The Invisible Dog Art Center opened in October, 2009, a raw space in a vast converted factory building with a charmed history and an open-ended mission: to create, from the ground up, a new kind of interdisciplinary arts center. Over the last two years, over 50,000 people have attended our events: visual art exhibits; dance, theater, and music performances; film screenings; literary arts and poetry readings; lectures; community events; and more.
http://theinvisibledog.org/


JACK, Alec Duffy, Artistic Director
Alec Duffy is the founder and Artistic Director of JACK, and of the theater company, Hoi Polloi, founded in 2007.  Recent theater work includes Our Planet (Japan Society, 2013), Beckett Solos (JACK, 2013),Baal (JACK, July 2012) Three Pianos (as creator/performer), produced at New York Theater Workshop and at American Repertory Theatre in 2010-12, All Hands, The less we talk and Dysphoria (Ontological Theater) and The Top Ten People of the Millennium Sing Their Favorite Schubert Lieder. In 2010, he directed the revival of Murder in the Cathedral at the Church of St. Joseph in Brooklyn. Awards and honors include OBIE Award (Three Pianos) and the Drama League Directing Fellowship. B.A. in Drama/German Studies, Duke University; Certificate in Theater, Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris, France.

www.jackny.org
www.facebook.com/jacknewyork
Twitter: @jackartsny

651 ARTS, Candace Feldman, Associate Producer

651 ARTS continues the successful 26th season of the arts with programs from February to June. The season’s theme, Love in the Time of Brooklyn, reinforces 651’s commitment to serving our surrounding community and supporting Black Brooklyn-based artists, as well as artists abroad whose work connects with our community. 651 ARTS is committed to developing, producing and presenting performance and cultural programming from the African Diaspora, with a primary focus on contemporary performing arts. 651 ARTS serves the cultural life of New York City , with a particular focus on Brooklyn, one of America ’s most culturally diverse communities.

http://www.651arts.org/about-us/mission/ 


9pm- Sergej Avanesov Trio

WEDNESDAY 3/25
8pm- Bettina Schelker 

9pm- AGOSTO 

10pm- Mind Open
Genre: Jazz/Rock/Boogaloo/Bossa/Psychedelic/Funk
For fans of: Medeski, Martin & Wood, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Stark Reality, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

Forget everything you thought you knew about Jam Bands. One of the freshest, exciting, and unique sounding bands on the scene today is the very talented Mind Open. Instrumental and jazz based, with a touch of rock, Brazilian, and psychedelic grooves, the Mind Open experience is one you have to see to believe. The bulk of the material the band plays is contributed by Vibist Chris Covais, and Guitarist Andrew Ahr. The rest? Rare grooves from obscure groovy jazz-funk, rock, and psych records. Make sure you see Mind Open spread peace, love, and good vibrations through the medium of music, at one of their many shows in New York city.

MindOpenBand.com
issuu.com/villageconnecIon/docs/live_issuu
 

THURSDAY 3/26
8pm- Andrew Miramonti

9pm- Natalie Mishell & Co.

10pm- The Jacks of Kings County

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


http://www.allnightchemists.com/
http://allnightchemists.bandcamp.com/


FRIDAY 3/27
8pm- Big Dog Run
Genre: Americana
For fans of: The Civil Wars, Mumford and Sons, Jamestown Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Trampled by Turtles

Originally from Colorado, this six piece Americana band has brought a laid back, mile-high attitude to the gritty streets of New York.  With thoughtful, entertaining lyrics, a one of a kind percussion spread, and rocking melodies to keep your foot tapping, Big Dog Run always puts on a show that’s not to be missed. 

“They have such a full and beautiful sound as well as amazing energy on stage.  Truthfully, I haven’t enjoyed a live show this much in a very long time,”  - In the Shed Media, Ltd.

“Big Dog Run’s multi-talented regime is bravely paving a new wave sound of a traditional musical art form.” -  Detoxaholic

www.bigdogrunmusic.com
 

9pm- Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Genre: Carnatic Jazz
For fans of: Ravi Shankar, Shakti, Cross-over Jazz

The Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) performs Jazz Carnatica. Rooted in the style of the virtuoso violinist Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Arun brings a fresh approach to the age-old South Indian classical repertoire. The trio’s collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta & and bassist Perry Wortman. The Carnatic canon is remixed in this seamless integration of styles as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy. Arun’s original compositions pay homage to Carnatic rhythmic structures and rich tonalities while expanding the music with a modern jazz backbeat.

 “…a beautiful, exotic, ear-opening listening experience.” (All About Jazz)

“…..a captivating and inspirational listening experience, worthy of the highest recommendation for multicultural music collections.” (Midwest Book Review)

“Ramamurthy joins the successful few who have melded jazz and traditional Indian music” (RootsWorld)

www.arunramamurthy.com
https://soundcloud.com/arunnj25/conception 


10pm- The Sometime Boys
Genre: Progressive roots music
For fans of: The Band, Lucinda Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band

Founded in 2010 by vocalist Sarah Mucho and guitarist Kurt Leege, The Sometime Boys have quickly leapt to the forefront of the urban roots music scene in New York. Featuring succinct songwriting, they blend elements of bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and zydeco into a unique, refreshing Americana sound. Framing the elegance of MAC award winning vocalist Sarah Mucho is an intricate canvas of violin, guitar and keyboard brushstrokes and a soulful rhythm section that won't quit. After recording their debut album, 'Any Day Now' in 2010, The Sometime Boys added Pete O'Connell on upright bass, Jay Cowit on drums and Rebecca Weiner Tompkins on violin and have since been tearing it up on the New York music scene.

"The Sometime Boys are an experimental folk band who deserve to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry." -adobeandteardrops.blogspot.com

"Times may be tough, but music like this makes us think about what is most important." -overidon.com

"Their debut album Any Day Now was one of 2011's best, and their gentle but intense and unselfconsciously beautiful new one Ice and Blood is a strong contender for best of 2012." - New York Music Daily

www.thesometimeboys.com
www.twitter.com/thesometimeboys
www.facebook.com/thesometimeboys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoXFC5Vz13I&feature=player_embedded


SATURDAY 3/28
8pm- Galactic Cats

9pm- Wandering Downhome
For fans of: Lumineers, the Civil Wars, and artist Amos Lee

Wandering Downhome is a four-piece band consisting of guitar, bass, and two female lead singers. Through folklore and a delta blues pulse, these two songbirds captivate audiences with their chilling harmonies. Wandering fluidly through genres, their sound appeals to any ear. Grounded in Downhome roots, they'll put you at ease, inviting you to be a part of their musical camaraderie. Welcome along their journey.

http://www.wanderingdownhome.com/


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 3/29
6:30pm- Nerd Cabaret 

TUESDAY 3/31
8pm- Birdthrower

WEDNESDAY 4/1
9pm- Fellaheen
Genre: Alt / indie / Americana
For fans of: Tom Waits, Lou Reed, the Band

Fellaheen whips up a lyrical mix of alt rock ’n’ roll, scratchy blues, Americana-rama, and downbeat jazz informed with a murky existential wit, comparable to the likes of Tom Waits, Wilco, the Velvet Underground, and Kurt Weill. More deeply-rooted influences include Beggar’s Banquet-era Stones, the Beatles, Captain Beefheart, Randy Newman, Leonard Cohen, and Mose Allison.
Fellaheen is led by Bruce Hanson, a somewhat-grizzled veteran musician born in Chicago and raised in New Jersey, who specializes in writing slightly off-kilter original songs about shady characters, particle physics, love ’n’ hate, and works of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. Joining Bruce in Fellaheen’s live performances are Ben Dumbauld (accordion, percussion), David Evan (lead guitar), Kaveh Haghtelab (drums), and Nick Sullivan (bass, vocals).


On March 1, Fellaheen will release a new full-length album (recorded primarily at Seaside Lounge Studios in Park Slope, Brooklyn), entitled “You Either Get Hands or Get Wings”, the followup to its highly-acclaimed 2012 release “Death & Frolic”.

“Armed with oddball, brilliant compositions containing humor, verve, alacrity, and mysteriousness, [Fellaheen’s] songs play out as a cinematic noir soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t exist. Bruce Hanson plays the world-weary, self-destructive private dick hellbent on solving the vicissitudes of his own psyche.” —Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly


“You just gotta admire the ambition, ingenuity and imagination at work.... [Fellaheen] skillfully blends elements of moody jazz, gritty blues, and melodic alternative rock into a fresh, compelling and harmonic synthesis. The cool, raspy vocals likewise hit the soulful spot. Ditto the quirky, yet incisive lyrics. Best of all, there's a hypnotic smoky atmosphere evident throughout which adds immensely to the overall sonic richness of this excellent and inspired oddball project.” —Joe Wawyrnizak, Jersey Beat Magazine 


http://www.fellaheen.com


FRIDAY 4/3
8pm- The Oregon Trailers
Genre: Folk, Indie Rock 
For fans of: Death Cab For Cutie, The Head & The Heart, Ryan Adams

The songwriting vehicle for 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist Tyler Lackey specializes in a kind of dreamy, folky pop with country flourishes and sumptuous vocal harmonies, sort of like a less somber Fleet Foxes or a less bombastic Telegraph Canyon or Mumford and Sons. “Walking After You,” off the self-titled debut EP, is a brisk, sunshiny acoustic-based jaunt illuminated by a yawning chorus that demands to be sung along to.

“The debut EP from the Oregon Trailers — aka Fort Worth singer-songwriter Tyler Lackey — often feels like a wonderfully aimless ramble through a scenic meadow, befitting a release titled Wild.”
 

https://theoregontrailers.bandcamp.com 

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

peopleskillsmusic.com
peopleskillsnh.bandcamp.com
 

10pm- Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Genre: Rock/Pop/Jazz
For fans of: Banda Magda, Queen, Jamie Cullum, Jessica Hernandez, Frank Sinatra

"Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful" is a collective of 11 musicians from New York City. With the help of the arranger Martin Seiler, this bands' vision is to give Swing Music a new and more 'a la mode' meaning. Influenced by and built on the musical styles of Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra and Roger Cicero, Joe Benjamin brings contemporary music styles and themes of modern life together in an entertaining live show. Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful - America's New Swing!


www.joe-benjamin.com
www.soundcloud.com/joe-benjamin/the-exterminator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu1o5PkAtc


SATURDAY 4/4
Sci Fi Night 
8pm- Unigen
Genre: Pop
For fans of: Imogen Heap, The Postal Service, Peter Gabriel, The Knife

Unigen is Luke Folger's solo music project. Using his own custom one-man-band instrument, this guy is a true pioneer of electronic pop music. Fifteen years of experience in digital sound design, piano improvisation, and drumming in progressive rock and emo bands has led Luke to develop his own electronic music performance system - one that responds in real-time like an expressive instrument. The resulting songs are all-original, uplifting power-pop anthems, rich in melody, syncopation, and totally wild digital textures. 

"…It's actually electronic music similar to what you might hear in a dance club, with pulsating sounds that can turn from delicate to soaring. In other words, not something you'd expect to hear in the subway."   - LA Times 2012 

https://soundcloud.com/unigen   
http://vimeo.com/39159662


9pm- Ghost and Goblin

10pm- 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!

www.thefantasticplastics.com
https://facebook.com/thefantasticplastics
https://soundcloud.com/thefantasticplastics/overtime  --- Overtime!
https://soundcloud.com/thefantasticplastics/we-are-obsolete --- We Are Obsolete
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgqh_R2LPYs --- Under The Knife (video)
 

11pm- 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/


MONDAY 4/6
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.

www.marcxdelgado.com  
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wounded-Knee/1468212120082062
http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/344501
 

WEDNESDAY 4/8
9pm- Andrew and Ashley
Genre: Indie Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: The XX, Ben Harper, First Aid Kit

Andrew and Ashley are a New York-based folk duo that jumps from heartbreak to humor before you can finish your whiskey.  Andrew Bancroft’s original lyrics and guitar licks are complemented by Ashley Flanagan’s powerful vocals.  They will be joined by the talented multi-instrumentalist Yair Evnine on cello. If the mood strikes, you may be privy to an audience-inspired freestyle rap. Either way, you will hear something unique.

Bancroft has been has been featured on Mtv’s TRL and in Rolling Stone and TIME.  


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

www.andrewbancroft.com 


THURSDAY 4/9
8pm- Alison Shearer Quintet
Genre: jazz-funk
For fans of: Kenny Garret, Snarky Puppy, Maceo Parker, Lettuce

The Alison Shearer Quintet fuses harmonically diverse melodies with funk grooves to create a sound that is versatile and fresh.

www.alisonshearermusic.com
 

FRIDAY 4/10
8pm- The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!
Genre: Blues/Country/Gospel
For fans of: Hank Williams, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf.

"The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!" are a power duo whose patented blend of Blues, Country and Gospel sounds are guaranteed to turn any venue we play into a bonafide juke joint! This is not your father’s blues – it’s more like your grandfather’s…if your grandfather was a preacher in a Mississippi Baptist church.   The "Wonders" are: Gary Van Miert - acoustic guitar and vocals. Malcolm Marsden - electric guitar.  Come check us out.  As always, we promise to rock your soul! 

Blues with a Country feel.  Country with a Blues feel.  Add a pinch of Gospel and you’ve got “The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!”.
 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sensational-Country-Blues-Wonders/404169299642111
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYh8ZIO1J9M  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2ret71llTc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQispgD5w5k


9pm- Salt Cracker Crazies

Genre: Jug Band, Hokum, Americana
For fans of: The Memphis Jug Band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas

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

http://www.facebook.com/SaltCrackerCrazies
http://vimeo.com/25493746


10pm- George Gilmore
Genre: Folk, Singer/songwriter
For fans of: Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Justin Townes Earle, Kris Kristofferson

This New York City veteran singer/songwriter/guitar slinger has been a mainstay on the Americana/roots-rock scene for over two decades. His latest (I am a Weed) finds him in great form on these (lucky) 13 tunes exploring the journey of life with and without love, accompanied by an able stable of well-known Big Apple players. Tops for me is his gospel-fueled offering "The Good Lord Smote My Eye."

http://www.reverbnation.com/georgegilmoresolo
http://georgegilmoremusic.com


SATURDAY 4/11
10pm- Phonosynthesis
Genre: Funk, Jam/Jazz
For fans of: Soulive, Medeski Martin and Wood, Lettuce, Phish, Frank Zappa

Phonosynthesis is the careful infusion of rock and jazz, imbued with the indomitable swagger of a classic funk band. The result: A slick combination of sonic vibration that pushes the boundaries of live music and evokes its audience to dance and shout.

"Their debut single, “Birth of a Machine,” even touches on gospel from the beginning chords of Young’s B3. It makes you wanna shoot up to your feet and preach to the gospel of Hell Yeah, Son! " Chris Mariotti -- Lonesome Noise

"Somewhere in between lurk the jam-band jazzers — purveyors of accessible, groove-oriented funk for ass-shaking and stretched-out, rock-influenced improvisations. They approach jazz with brains and libido. It will entertain the Cabernet-sipping night club set, but mostly it succeeds at animating throngs of stoned noodle-dancers. [Phonosythesis] [...] wear the patchouli proudly." - Mike Hamad, The Hartford Advocate

"The band never repeats a show and never plays a song the same way twice. Instead of just trading off solos like typical jazz bands, they have moments of collective improvisation in which the music takes on a life of its own." - Mike Sembos, The Hartford Advocate

www.phonosynthesismusic.com
www.phonosynthesis.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/phonosynthesisband 

www.twitter.com/phonosynthesis 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxzCh_3FVE-fQZ8O5BPiIfg 

MONDAY 4/13
10pm- 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.

Soundcloud.com/cancion-1
 
SATURDAY 4/18
8pm- 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

www.Grainthief.com
https://wachusettrecording.bandcamp.com/track/farewell-see-ya-georgia-avenue --recent live show!!
music.grainthief.com

9pm- 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! 

Facebook.com/CommunityCenterBand
CommunityCenter.BandCamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTUKEYxsJqg 



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.

http://www.dawndrake.com 

http://www.youtube.com/thedawndrake 
http://www.facebook.com/thedawndrake  

THURSDAY 4/23 
8pm- Bandits on the Run

9pm- Odell

Genre: Americana/Alt-Country
For fans of:  Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams, Black Keys

Blood-boiling acoustic Americana brought to you by 16 strings, 3 voices, and 4 New York souls.

http://vimeo.com/109102418
http://vimeo.com/101124458


10pm- The Jacks of Kings County

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


http://www.allnightchemists.com/
http://allnightchemists.bandcamp.com/


FRIDAY 4/24
8pm- Big Dog Run
Genre: Americana
For fans of: The Civil Wars, Mumford and Sons, Jamestown Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Trampled by Turtles

Originally from Colorado, this six piece Americana band has brought a laid back, mile-high attitude to the gritty streets of New York.  With thoughtful, entertaining lyrics, a one of a kind percussion spread, and rocking melodies to keep your foot tapping, Big Dog Run always puts on a show that’s not to be missed. 

“They have such a full and beautiful sound as well as amazing energy on stage.  Truthfully, I haven’t enjoyed a live show this much in a very long time,”  - In the Shed Media, Ltd.

“Big Dog Run’s multi-talented regime is bravely paving a new wave sound of a traditional musical art form.” -  Detoxaholic

www.bigdogrunmusic.com



9pm- Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Genre: Carnatic Jazz
For fans of: Ravi Shankar, Shakti, Cross-over Jazz

The Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) performs Jazz Carnatica. Rooted in the style of the virtuoso violinist Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Arun brings a fresh approach to the age-old South Indian classical repertoire. The trio’s collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta & and bassist Perry Wortman. The Carnatic canon is remixed in this seamless integration of styles as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy. Arun’s original compositions pay homage to Carnatic rhythmic structures and rich tonalities while expanding the music with a modern jazz backbeat.

 “…a beautiful, exotic, ear-opening listening experience.” (All About Jazz)

“…..a captivating and inspirational listening experience, worthy of the highest recommendation for multicultural music collections.” (Midwest Book Review)

“Ramamurthy joins the successful few who have melded jazz and traditional Indian music” (RootsWorld)

www.arunramamurthy.com
https://soundcloud.com/arunnj25/conception 


10pm- The Sometime Boys
Genre: Progressive roots music
For fans of: The Band, Lucinda Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band

Founded in 2010 by vocalist Sarah Mucho and guitarist Kurt Leege, The Sometime Boys have quickly leapt to the forefront of the urban roots music scene in New York. Featuring succinct songwriting, they blend elements of bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and zydeco into a unique, refreshing Americana sound. Framing the elegance of MAC award winning vocalist Sarah Mucho is an intricate canvas of violin, guitar and keyboard brushstrokes and a soulful rhythm section that won't quit. After recording their debut album, 'Any Day Now' in 2010, The Sometime Boys added Pete O'Connell on upright bass, Jay Cowit on drums and Rebecca Weiner Tompkins on violin and have since been tearing it up on the New York music scene.

"The Sometime Boys are an experimental folk band who deserve to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry." -adobeandteardrops.blogspot.com

"Times may be tough, but music like this makes us think about what is most important." -overidon.com

"Their debut album Any Day Now was one of 2011's best, and their gentle but intense and unselfconsciously beautiful new one Ice and Blood is a strong contender for best of 2012." - New York Music Daily

www.thesometimeboys.com
www.twitter.com/thesometimeboys
www.facebook.com/thesometimeboys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoXFC5Vz13I&feature=player_embedded


SATURDAY 4/25
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


WEDNESDAY 4/29 
8pm- Julia McKinnis
Genre: Indie Pop
For fans of: Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Cat Power.

Julia McKinnis was a born musician; humming herself to sleep in her crib in her hometown of Ft. Worth, Texas. Julia’s endearing indie-pop style is reminiscent of artists like Ingrid Michaelson, Cat Power, Regina Spektor. Says the artist, “I always tell people that my music is music to make you fall in love with life and eat cookies and sweet things and not feel bad about yourself. It's most definitely happy music.”

juliamckinnismusic.com
youtube.com/juliakmckinnis
twitter: @juliamckinnis
FB: Julia McKinnis


THURSDAY 4/30
8pm- Sarah Donner
Genre: Alt Pop
For fans of: Regina Spektor, Jonathan Coulton, Ani Difranco, Ingrid Michaelson, They Might Be Giants

Upbeat pumping guitar and uke with clever lyrics and memorable melodies.

"Sarah Donner is the indie-folk songstress you wish you could be. Shes got badass fingerpickin skills, stunning vocal harmonies, sharp lyrics, classical training and a small army of foster kittens." –Hypetree

www.sarahdonner.com
www.facebook.com/sarahdonner
www.twitter.com/sarahdonner


9pm- Uncle Monsterface
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- Chamber Band 
Genre: Indie rock
For fans of: The Decemberists, Coheed and Cambria, Dungeons & Dragons

Sounding equal parts The Decemberists and Coheed and Cambria (by way of Danny Elfman), Chamber Band -- a name taken ironically, we're told -- endlessly strives to strike the right balance between playing no-frills indie rock and telling a good goddamn story. The Brooklyn five-hander has a propensity towards keeping it brief, burning through their jams with hooky, minimalist musicality, stopping only to guzzle their drinks or poll the audience about "where the Catan at." They're currently playing and promoting their debut album, Deities -- eleven sticky tracks about love and heartbreak in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.

“Unholy.” – San Diego Reader (July 2013)

“A critical hit.” – Trollish Delver

“This is the shit right here.” – Nerd Titan

“Damn good… damn good indeed.” – Geek Radio Daily (GRD 198)

“Epic… worthy of the bardic tradition.” – BlogCritics.org

“I was reminded of Led Zeppelin, another band that never shied away from constructing little lyrical universes.”– Feast of Music

“Seriously, if you haven't already clicked on the link to their Bandcamp page and bought this, you need to do that right now.” - Geekland

www.chamberband.com
www.youtube.com/ChamberBandNYC


11pm- 

FRIDAY 5/1
10pm-  The Sometime Boys
Genre: Progressive roots music
For fans of: The Band, Lucinda Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band

Founded in 2010 by vocalist Sarah Mucho and guitarist Kurt Leege, The Sometime Boys have quickly leapt to the forefront of the urban roots music scene in New York. Featuring succinct songwriting, they blend elements of bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and zydeco into a unique, refreshing Americana sound. Framing the elegance of MAC award winning vocalist Sarah Mucho is an intricate canvas of violin, guitar and keyboard brushstrokes and a soulful rhythm section that won't quit. After recording their debut album, 'Any Day Now' in 2010, The Sometime Boys added Pete O'Connell on upright bass, Jay Cowit on drums and Rebecca Weiner Tompkins on violin and have since been tearing it up on the New York music scene.

"The Sometime Boys are an experimental folk band who deserve to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry." -adobeandteardrops.blogspot.com

"Times may be tough, but music like this makes us think about what is most important." -overidon.com

"Their debut album Any Day Now was one of 2011's best, and their gentle but intense and unselfconsciously beautiful new one Ice and Blood is a strong contender for best of 2012." - New York Music Daily

www.thesometimeboys.com
www.twitter.com/thesometimeboys
www.facebook.com/thesometimeboys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoXFC5Vz13I&feature=player_embedded


SATURDAY 5/2 
8pm-

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.

twitter @BLCOfficial
soundcloud.com/blcofficial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNSGUW2NZ1g&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 
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! 

Facebook.com/CommunityCenterBand
CommunityCenter.BandCamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTUKEYxsJqg 


TUESDAY 5/5
9pm- Tripeg Lobo 

FRIDAY 5/6
9pm- Peter Wise
Genre: alt pop/folk
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, Matt Corby, Allen Stone, Gary Clark Jr.

Singer/songwriter Peter Wise (ASCAP) has a lifelong passion for music, playing guitar and piano for over 16 years. A 2014 graduate of NYU, Wise’s sound has been described as alt pop and folk/soul, fusing a wide variety of musical genres to make his own pop/rock style. Blending the early '70s folk/rock lyricism and the modern indie/rock soundscapes and production, Wise’s sound has been compared from everyone from Jeff Buckley and Paul Simon to John Mayer, Bon Iver, and Matt Corby.  Studying music at NYU connected him with some of the industries’ best. He studied privately with award winning and multi Grammy-nominated songwriter Phil Galdston and opened for iconic American band The Eagles at a sold-out Beacon Theater in November 2012.

Firmly entrenched in the New York music scene for the past four years, Wise played a full Studio At Webster Hall in support of Green River Ordinance on their North American tour and is a frequent player at Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene’s Grocery, as well as The Bitter End, where he held the release party for his album When Day Breaks on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. With a fan base fast increasing, Wise was a featured performer at Musikfest on the Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz stage in August 2014, and recently played to packed audiences in Boston.

Brooklyn-based Wise continues to perform throughout the New York City area, and has started to expand his fanbase, with upcoming shows in St. Louis and Illinois.

After releasing a four-song EP entitled Don’t Walk Away in October of 2012, Wise spent the summer of 2013 working on his debut LP When Day Breaks, released in November of 2013.  He has now started licensing music featured on both release to TV shows, most recently with the show Bring Your Own Board – Orange County.  Wise continues to work on release new music, with his newest single, Quiet, out this past October.

“On his latest album, When Day Breaks, Peter Wise fuses the upbeat songwriting like that of Simon & Garfunkel with the wistful yearnings of classic folk and Americana.  Opening with ‘To Be Free’, it’s clear that Peter Wise has the musical chops and writing sensibilities to put together an engaging track. Laced with lap steel and heartwarming descending basslines, there are plenty of treats to be found along the way, with snappy guitar work and head-bobbing dropped beats.” – Chris Marsh, Skope Mag

“Hailing from Boston, Peter Wise, currently living in NYC impressed us with his strong jazz and indie rock influences within his music. From first listening to his track “Hatteras” I immediately saw the striking influences of John Mayer-esque guitar picking, mixed with the tambor and harmonies from Bon Iver. Selecting Peter’s music for the show was a no brainer.” – BYOB Artist Spotlight

http://www.peterwisemusic.com/


FRIDAY 5/8
8-10pm- Salt Cracker Crazies

Genre: Jug Band, Hokum, Americana
For fans of:  The Memphis Jug Band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas

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

http://www.facebook.com/SaltCrackerCrazies
http://vimeo.com/25493746
 

Saturday 5/9
8pm- The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!
Genre: Blues/Country/Gospel
For fans of: Hank Williams, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf.

"The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!" are a power duo whose patented blend of Blues, Country and Gospel sounds are guaranteed to turn any venue we play into a bonafide juke joint! This is not your father’s blues – it’s more like your grandfather’s…if your grandfather was a preacher in a Mississippi Baptist church.   The "Wonders" are: Gary Van Miert - acoustic guitar and vocals. Malcolm Marsden - electric guitar.  Come check us out.  As always, we promise to rock your soul! 

Blues with a Country feel.  Country with a Blues feel.  Add a pinch of Gospel and you’ve got “The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!”.
 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sensational-Country-Blues-Wonders/404169299642111
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYh8ZIO1J9M  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2ret71llTc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQispgD5w5k


9pm- Wandering Downhome
For fans of: Lumineers, the Civil Wars, and artist Amos Lee

Wandering Downhome is a four-piece band consisting of guitar, bass, and two female lead singers. Through folklore and a delta blues pulse, these two songbirds captivate audiences with their chilling harmonies. Wandering fluidly through genres, their sound appeals to any ear. Grounded in Downhome roots, they'll put you at ease, inviting you to be a part of their musical camaraderie. Welcome along their journey.

http://www.wanderingdownhome.com/


10pm- Holy Sheboygan! 
Genre: Garbage-folk
For fans of: Tom Waits, Andrew Bird, Tom Petty, Sufjan Stevens 

Holy Sheboygan! is a Wisconsin-based folk collective.  They bring together various musical interests to accentuate their diverse talents and unconventional instrumentation.  An energetic, family band flare is transmitted through anything from guitar to musical saw, from banjo to accordion, while repurposed local junk drives the percussive force of the band.  They also create tape noise from found sounds, whether recorded near home or stumbled upon at a thrift store.  In addition to their original songbook, they also have a vast knowledge of traditional Irish-Americana music, and have collaborated on and performed commissioned new music.    


From mangosquash on our latest release, TWO (#5 on his top 10 of 2014): "TWO is so good all the way through.  It also tackles some ambitious subject matter...there are fun instruments...plenty of horns, saxophones and strings...has a big full sound" 

holysheboygan.bandcamp.com


11pm- Even Twice  
Genre: Prog/punk
Fans of: Husker Du, MC5 and King Crimson would like us

We're Masters of controlled chaos.

"You got yourself a new fan."- Fred Thomas, former bass player for James Brown
" Speed metal meets King Crimson, meets Vanilla Fudge. Completely over the top."- Dave Mandl, from WFMU

https://soundcloud.com/eventwice/city-life
http://youtu.be/Nci23FnisB4
http://www.facebook.com/eventwicerocks
http://www.twitter.com/eventwice
http://www.reverbnation.com/eventwice
 

THURSDAY 5/14
9pm- atlantic / pacific
Genre: Indie-Rock, Pop, Dance
For fans of: Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Broken Social Scene, Mac Demarco, Hospitality

atlantic / pacific writes melodic dance rock with charming, catchy vocals on top. Brooklyn-based singers Liza Dzul and Yusuf Siddiquee cover topics ranging from sandwiches to Michigan to TRU LUV (in a happy way!). Other tags on soundcloud might include indie rock, electronic, chilly, bedroom rock, singer-songwriter, and pop, but you should come listen for yourself.

http://soundcloud.com/imranetyusuf 


11pm- Pork Chop Willie
Genre: Blues/Roots
For fans of: RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle

Pork Chop Willie’s debut national album Love is the Devil lights a new fire under America’s musical melting pot, bringing fresh heat to the Mississippi hill country blues tradition while blending in elements of Americana, rock, alt-country and even classical music. The 13-song disc serves as a bridge between those genres, the past and the present, and the band’s Magnolia State inspirations and Manhattan home.  Led by singer-guitarist Bill Hammer and violinist Melissa Tong, Pork Chop Willie is fueled by grooves, grit, honesty and passion as well as a unique blend of down-home and uptown musicianship.

“Brilliant new national debut release … Hill Country music and beyond, like you have never heard before … An absolutely wonderful album that very quickly rose to the top of my favorites list for 2014 ...” —John Vermilyea, Blues Underground Network

“I'll be hard pressed to find another debut this year that impresses me as much as this album. All the right ingredients presented with great musicianship and passion. The roots, they be strong and entangled with tradition but with a unique freshness.” —Popa’s Tunes, PopaTunes.Blogspot.com

"With this hypnotic, modern approach to the spiritual purgation that is great hill country blues, Pork Chop Willie should turn some
ears…Tracks like Too Many Cuts are strikingly original as the yearn of Tong's violin provides a fresh spin on an old formula…The debut album...is as raw as any hill country stomp and as haunting as the most backwoods Appalachian holler".  -Living Blues Magazine

www.porkchopwillie.com  
www.facebook.com/porkchopwillie 


SATURDAY 5/16 
9pm- Rooster-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. 

www.mimioz.com 

https://www.facebook.com/MIMIOSVATH?ref=hl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti1UFfsyqAA



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.

http://www.dawndrake.com 

http://www.youtube.com/thedawndrake 
http://www.facebook.com/thedawndrake  

MONDAY 5/18
10pm- 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.

Soundcloud.com/cancion-1

WEDNESDAY 5/20
9pm- Andrew and Ashley
Genre:  Indie Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: The XX, Ben Harper, First Aid Kit

Andrew and Ashley are a New York-based folk duo that jumps from heartbreak to humor before you can finish your whiskey.  Andrew Bancroft’s original lyrics and guitar licks are complemented by Ashley Flanagan’s powerful vocals.  They will be joined by the talented multi-instrumentalist Yair Evnine on cello. If the mood strikes, you may be privy to an audience-inspired freestyle rap.  Either way, you will hear something unique.

Bancroft has been has been featured on Mtv’s TRL and in Rolling Stone and TIME. 
"Even better, Ashley Perez Flanagan…delivers a sweetly touching 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall.'" –The New York Times (review of Evita)

www.andrewbancroft.com 


FRIDAY 5/22
8pm- Christine Sweeney and the Dirty Stayouts
Genre: bluesy indie pop
For fans of: Grace Potter, KT Tunstall

Christine Sweeney deftly handles poppy and playful without sacrificing genuine emotion. Her sultry sweet bluesy pop sound has been compared to Sara Barielles, KT Tunstall, and Norah Jones. Performing live for over a decade solo acoustic, she now has a band behind her and is looking forward to their next recording project. Christine's latest release, "Live at the Bitter End," is a 5 song EP featuring Christine and Dave Ferro (keys in the Stayouts) on her original tunes recorded live at the famous NYC music club.

www.christinesweeney.com
www.Facebook.com/christinesweeneymusicofficial
 

9pm- Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Genre: Carnatic Jazz
For fans of:  Ravi Shankar, Shakti, Cross-over Jazz

The Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) performs Jazz Carnatica. Rooted in the style of the virtuoso violinist Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Arun brings a fresh approach to the age-old South Indian classical repertoire. The trio’s collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta & and bassist Perry Wortman. The Carnatic canon is remixed in this seamless integration of styles as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy. Arun’s original compositions pay homage to Carnatic rhythmic structures and rich tonalities while expanding the music with a modern jazz backbeat.

 “…a beautiful, exotic, ear-opening listening experience.” (All About Jazz)

“…..a captivating and inspirational listening experience, worthy of the highest recommendation for multicultural music collections.” (Midwest Book Review)

“Ramamurthy joins the successful few who have melded jazz and traditional Indian music” (RootsWorld)

www.arunramamurthy.com
https://soundcloud.com/arunnj25/conception 


FRIDAY 5/29
8pm-

9pm- Jonny Meyers & the Trio
Genre: Cosmic American Music
For fans of: Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Booker T & the MGs

Jonny Meyers & the Trio play Cosmic American Music that is New York City borough centric. Meyers, a Forest Hills/Queens native, draws from the songwriter predecessors from his old neighborhood like Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach and The Ramones. Their debut album "Somewhere You've Been," dropped in October 2014.   According to fellow musician Wayne Myers, "Jonny's songs have nothing to hide, and as a listener, you always feel like a welcome and invited guest."
 
www.jonnymeyersmusic.com


10pm- Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Genre: Rock/Pop/Jazz
For fans of: Banda Magda, Queen, Jamie Cullum, Jessica Hernandez, Frank Sinatra

"Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful" is a collective of 11 musicians from New York City. With the help of the arranger Martin Seiler, this bands' vision is to give Swing Music a new and more 'a la mode' meaning. Influenced by and built on the musical styles of Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra and Roger Cicero, Joe Benjamin brings contemporary music styles and themes of modern life together in an entertaining live show. Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful - America's New Swing!


www.joe-benjamin.com
www.soundcloud.com/joe-benjamin/the-exterminator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu1o5PkAtc



SATURDAY 5/30
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


FRIDAY 6/5
10pm- Kagero Farewell Show

SATURDAY 6/20
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.

http://www.dawndrake.com 

http://www.youtube.com/thedawndrake 
http://www.facebook.com/thedawndrake  

FRIDAY 6/26
10pm- The Sometime Boys
Genre: Progressive roots music
For fans of: The Band, Lucinda Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band

Founded in 2010 by vocalist Sarah Mucho and guitarist Kurt Leege, The Sometime Boys have quickly leapt to the forefront of the urban roots music scene in New York. Featuring succinct songwriting, they blend elements of bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and zydeco into a unique, refreshing Americana sound. Framing the elegance of MAC award winning vocalist Sarah Mucho is an intricate canvas of violin, guitar and keyboard brushstrokes and a soulful rhythm section that won't quit. After recording their debut album, 'Any Day Now' in 2010, The Sometime Boys added Pete O'Connell on upright bass, Jay Cowit on drums and Rebecca Weiner Tompkins on violin and have since been tearing it up on the New York music scene.

"The Sometime Boys are an experimental folk band who deserve to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry." -adobeandteardrops.blogspot.com

"Times may be tough, but music like this makes us think about what is most important." -overidon.com

"Their debut album Any Day Now was one of 2011's best, and their gentle but intense and unselfconsciously beautiful new one Ice and Blood is a strong contender for best of 2012." - New York Music Daily

www.thesometimeboys.com
www.twitter.com/thesometimeboys
www.facebook.com/thesometimeboys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoXFC5Vz13I&feature=player_embedded

 
SATURDAY 6/27
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


THURSDAY 7/9
9pm- Peter Wise
Genre: alt pop/folk
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, Matt Corby, Allen Stone, Gary Clark Jr.

Singer/songwriter Peter Wise (ASCAP) has a lifelong passion for music, playing guitar and piano for over 16 years. A 2014 graduate of NYU, Wise’s sound has been described as alt pop and folk/soul, fusing a wide variety of musical genres to make his own pop/rock style. Blending the early '70s folk/rock lyricism and the modern indie/rock soundscapes and production, Wise’s sound has been compared from everyone from Jeff Buckley and Paul Simon to John Mayer, Bon Iver, and Matt Corby.  Studying music at NYU connected him with some of the industries’ best. He studied privately with award winning and multi Grammy-nominated songwriter Phil Galdston and opened for iconic American band The Eagles at a sold-out Beacon Theater in November 2012.

Firmly entrenched in the New York music scene for the past four years, Wise played a full Studio At Webster Hall in support of Green River Ordinance on their North American tour and is a frequent player at Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene’s Grocery, as well as The Bitter End, where he held the release party for his album When Day Breaks on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. With a fan base fast increasing, Wise was a featured performer at Musikfest on the Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz stage in August 2014, and recently played to packed audiences in Boston.

Brooklyn-based Wise continues to perform throughout the New York City area, and has started to expand his fanbase, with upcoming shows in St. Louis and Illinois.

After releasing a four-song EP entitled Don’t Walk Away in October of 2012, Wise spent the summer of 2013 working on his debut LP When Day Breaks, released in November of 2013.  He has now started licensing music featured on both release to TV shows, most recently with the show Bring Your Own Board – Orange County.  Wise continues to work on release new music, with his newest single, Quiet, out this past October.

“On his latest album, When Day Breaks, Peter Wise fuses the upbeat songwriting like that of Simon & Garfunkel with the wistful yearnings of classic folk and Americana.  Opening with ‘To Be Free’, it’s clear that Peter Wise has the musical chops and writing sensibilities to put together an engaging track. Laced with lap steel and heartwarming descending basslines, there are plenty of treats to be found along the way, with snappy guitar work and head-bobbing dropped beats.” – Chris Marsh, Skope Mag

“Hailing from Boston, Peter Wise, currently living in NYC impressed us with his strong jazz and indie rock influences within his music. From first listening to his track “Hatteras” I immediately saw the striking influences of John Mayer-esque guitar picking, mixed with the tambor and harmonies from Bon Iver. Selecting Peter’s music for the show was a no brainer.” – BYOB Artist Spotlight

http://www.peterwisemusic.com/


 
SATURDAY 7/11
9pm- Rooster-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. 

www.mimioz.com 

https://www.facebook.com/MIMIOSVATH?ref=hl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti1UFfsyqAA


SATURDAY 7/25
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


SATURDAY 8/22
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


WEDNESDAY 11/18
9pm- Rooster-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. 

www.mimioz.com 

https://www.facebook.com/MIMIOSVATH?ref=hl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti1UFfsyqAA