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

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TUESDAY 9/2
8pm- Sara Nelms
Genre: singer songwriter/ folk
For fans of: Dixie Chicks, Alanis Morrissett, Civil Wars

Originally from Florida, Sara’s sound combines the control and melodic power of her classical training, melancholy of lost loves, the southern stylings from a lifetime love affair with country music, and the grit and truth found in her current home in New York City. All of this still leaving you with the hope of a positive outcome in things to come. Her new album, Lover, No Longer captures this spirit completely, through woven tales of love, loss, heartache, and hope. “With her individual vocal delivery and strong songwriting, Nelms isn’t trying to be anyone else, and why should she be? Lover, No Longer is an extremely consistent effort and if this is anything to judge by, then it certainly looks like a long career is ahead of Sara Nelms," says Ross Barber.

Critic Justin Kreitzer says, “classically trained, her versatile acoustic-based sound is fluid enough to slide between intimate coffee shops and club stages with full band arrangements without losing any of the passion in translation.” Also, “she possesses one heck of a beautiful voice. And with the understated yet infectious country-leaning folk-pop melodies and captivating songwriting on her exceptional new album, Lover, No Longer; singer-songwriter Sara Nelms should attract the type of national attention that she deserves.” 

saranelms.com
reverbnaton.com/saranelms
Facebook.Com/saranelmsmusic
Twitter.Com/saranelms


9pm- The 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


10pm- Jerid Nowell
Genre: rock/indie/pop
For fans of: Imagine Dragons, One Republic, Muse

A singer, songwriter, and musician out of Phoenix, Arizona, where music prospects normally shrivel and die in the barren desert, Jerid took a fateful trip to NYC to start singing to more than cacti and the occasional scorpion, and hasn’t looked back. His journey is present, & his goals are set high. With a full band behind him, the future is endless.

“Full of emotion and gut-wrenching lyrics, ‘Outburst’ calls for a renaissance of rock-an-roll vibes along some present day production.” —  Sarah Tariq, Vibe Magazine

www.JeridNowell.com


11pm- 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
 

WEDNESDAY 9/3
8pm- Kita P
Genre: Soulful, R&B, Folk
For fans of: Allen Stone, Marsha Ambrosious, 90s R&B

Singer/songwriter that portrays personal experiences through her music. Singing all her life her influences range from Curtis Mayfield, Badu, Krystle Warren, and many others. Her sound is a package of acoustic, soulful, folky melodies. When asked to describe the Kita P sound, she sums it up in two words, “Blind Vibe.”

KitaPMusic.com 

KitaP.bandcamp.com
Facebook.com/kitapmusic
http://vimeo.com/81273209


9pm- The Short Line Project 
Genre: Acoustic Free Funk
For fans of: Mehliana, Now vs. Now, Mathew Shipp.

The Short Line Project is an acoustic free-funk ensemble based in Brooklyn. They play highly communicative yet completely improvised music, with a deep groove and soulful melodies. David Bertrand on flute, Julia Chen on piano, Ofer Gazit on bass and Carter Bales on drums sound the lines between aggressive and delicate in this unique, ear-opening band.      

https://theshortlineproject.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlPiZMJMaKQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIpwxQqgJ0w


10pm- The Academics
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Modest Mouse, The Felice Brothers, Bright Eyes, Lorde

The Academics consist of a rotating cast of musicians led by singer-songwriter Adam LaGreca and are based in Brooklyn, NY. The "Happier EP" is the project's first home-brewed release and features artists from New York City and Long Island.

“Adam LaGreca: Our favorite musical lexophile.”—SHK Magazine


theacademicsloveyou.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdq3g2kxutY
soundcloud.com/theacademicsloveyou
undiemusic.com/theacademics 


11pm- Voodoo Boogaloo
Genre: Indietronica
For fans of: Little Dragon, Lana Del Rey, Flatbush Zombies, Sparklehorse, Clams Casino, Hydrabadd, and Darkside.

Wide and open fields of angelic verses are met by huge sonic temples that call the listener to worship. The effect is an embrace of the simple, yet powerful message that each song encases. They are messages of acceptance, encouragement, and love. Cardona's voice will soften you into submission while Woodyard's instrumentals pump your blood. This is a process that you can dance to.

*…a lush aggregate of sweeping sonic melodies, interviewed and found-sound vocal drops, lyric flows, as well as rising and falling bass pads all recalling the darker and sometimes more sinister moments of Portishead’s Dummy.

*Cardona’s singing serves as a strong foundation for both the rhythmic and leading melodic progression making a listener “feel” Cardona’s singing and Woodyard’s beats interwoven like the satisfying “click” of a lock and key.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fillingupyourcup
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/voodooboogaloo/sets/yawny-yelly-glowy-floaty
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/fillingupyourcup
 

Thursday 9/4
Wasabassco
8pm- doors 
$10 general admission
$15 advance seating tickets here (limited to 30)
 
9pm- Showtime
We're back at The Way Station with performances by Wasabassco favorites Nasty Canasta, Evelyn Vinyl, and Jenny C'est Quoi. Hosted by Doc Wasabassco.

https://www.facebook.com/events/274480839406397/
  

FRIDAY 9/5
8pm- Ryan Cole and the Paper Souls
Genre: Funk/Folk

This Funk/Folk trio has been in the NYC music scene for over a year now. With classic funk style rhythms and folk/soul vocals, the Paper Soul’s unique song writing has grown in popularity since they started in a filthy basement. They have headlined such venues as Bitter End, Trash Bar, and Fontana’s. This band is more about grooving souls than making money, so groove away.

https://www.facebook.com/RyanColeAndThePaperSouls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V5mHGM-3dc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCS8JF1oU08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZYvzN7CqWA


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).

Fellaheens releases include 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

“What does cigarette smoke sound like? It sounds like Fellaheen’s “Always on the Way.” The smoke suffuses the lead vocal and oozes through the song’s twin accordion cushion. Listening to this, I imagine a Parisian café, filled with scientists and artists making secret plans. That may sound bizarre, but the musical setting here makes it entirely plausible.” — Oliver di Place

“Trippy, dark, and rumbling like a clumsily approaching lumbering monster waving a bong, [Fellaheen] will shroud you in storm clouds and blow your mind. Immersing yourself in this darkly swirling (and highly intellectual and literate) music is not a bad way to channel your darker energies.”—Jennifer Layton, Indie-Music.com

“[Fellaheen] succeeds in tribal exorcisms, garage psychedelia, and sparse Americana with equal skill. Great imagery alongside some soul-baring episodes, with just the right sense of humor and the macabre.” —Bill Holmes, Pop Culture Press

“Armed with an uncanny (and unfair) sense of melody, [Fellaheen’s] Bruce Hanson weaves a diverse array of elements into a final product that is seamless, fresh, [and] living with impossible vibrancy.” —Jedd Beaudoin, Pop Matters

“Beautifully eerie and mellow, infused with a serenely smoky’n’sulky atmosphere, further enriched by an entrancingly jazzy and laid-back sound, this marvelously moody album positively drips with a profound sense of despair, ennui, and unfulfilled yearning that’s truly something to hear...Astonishing stuff.” —Jersey Beat Magazine

http://www.fellaheen.com


10pm- 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
 
SATURDAY 9/6
8pm- Stanley John Mitchell and his Band of Buddies
Genre: Americana/singer -songwriter
For fans of: Mumford and Sons, Neil Finn, Chuck Berry

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


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

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

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

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

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

Midnight Special- Two Girls 
Genre: Indie/Folk
For fans of:  First Aid Kit, Simon and Garfunkel, Tegan and Sara

Two girls is a female duo visiting from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. They are comprised of Ellen, a folksy beauty with the voice of an angel and the guitar skills of a devil, and Catherine, a fiery fiddler and harmonizer originally from Austin, TX. They fuse their styles together into what makes for a mix of folk, jazz, rock, indie, and finger-pickin' country, to create a sound all their own.

http://ellensiberiantiger.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/ellen-siberian-tiger/i-smelled-the-rain-two-girls-version
 

SUNDAY 9/7
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

DOCTOR WHO

7pm- Trivia with Miles
A few notes about miles' trivia:
- It'll be great.
- Trivia is about having fun
- Funny beats correct EVERYTIME.
- NO SPORT QUESTIONS, they really are the worst. 


10pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/

 
MONDAY 9/8
6pm- Monster Monday Madness: The Frighteners


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

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

http://www.reverbnation.com/bandinabox
https://www.facebook.com/AmandaSprecherVocalist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc7kKHi4AkI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yieYeK_Utw 


9pm- Roland Ramos 
Genre: Acoustic Reggae/Soul
For Fans of: The Decemberists, Jose Gonzalez, Brett Denett, Sublime, Nickel Creek, The Misfits.

My music is derived from my experiences as a cross-cultural curator. I write directly from my experiences of working with groups from diverse backgrounds. I started playing guitar at age 9. By 12 I was already composing and performing live. Roland is fresh from playing a number of different festivals in the area including "Opple Topple" in PA, "Return to the Roots" Festival in Liberty NY, "Fam Jamily" In Vernon, NJ as well as "The Boogie."
"Ramos simply knows no boundaries; like his beloved Hoboken, “Anchor Hearts” is a true melting pot of cultures and rhythms." Jersey Beat Album Review for "Anchor Heart".
http://www.jerseybeat.com/editorsdesk.html

www.RolandRamosVienna.com
http://youtu.be/K99ui9o8Gj0?list=UUiVhRoxkngp4eC491jiNlKQ


10pm- Less Is More 
Genre: Alternative/Folk
For fans of: Lowland Hum, The Civil Wars, Of Monsters and Men, The Staves, Lumineers

“…they have something special going on with a strong musical connection between them that enables them to tell the audience a story that will give them their undivided musical attention and have them as devoted followers in the process.  An immensely talented duo that I would love to hear more from in the future.” – Music Box Pete

Ranked under April 2014’s “New and Notables” artists and “Top Downloads” -NoiseTrade

www.lessismoreband.com
https://soundcloud.com/lessismore9912  
http://noisetrade.com/lessismore 


11pm- Ben Aaron Lasman
Genre: acoustic alt-rock/country
For fans of: Hank Williams, The La's, Bob Dylan, Bob Mould, Smashing Pumpkins

Ben Aaron Lasman is a singer-songwriter living in New York City. His open-tuned, three-minute acoustic pop songs draw on the traditions of classic country, 80s and 90s alternative rock, Madchester and garage blues. He works as an editor, writes fiction and gigs in NYC. The ghosts of his old bands and projects are scattered throughout the internet in the form of innumerable abandoned MySpace, purevolume and Bandcamp pages, as yet awaiting rediscovery. He is currently working on his first solo album under his own name, titled "All This Could Be Yours."

"There's a breed of musician so keenly studied in the American sonic genome that every whisper rides on the dissipating waves of Hank Williams' yowls, beaming out into space. War on Drugs and Daughn Gibson come to mind as prime examples, and now we have Ben Lasman."—Ben Heller, founder, Ampeatermusic.com


 
TUESDAY 9/9
7:30pm- Satellite Magazine: Let's Talk About Cities 
Norwood Viviano, Downtown Seattle (detail), from the Mining Industries series, 2014
Photo credit: Cathy Carver/Tim Thayer/Robert Hensleigh
We’re back in Brooklyn on September 9 with more short talks about cities. This month, we’ll hear about:
Mind-reading bike helmets
Designers Arlene Ducao and Josue Diaz III will introduce MindRider, a bike helmet system that tracks riders’ mental performance and maps their experience. Their team recently secured Kickstarter funding to create a map of New York City that can be used for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy and planning (among other things).

Sprawl
The fourth-largest metropolis in the United States, Houston hit its stride in the oil boom of the 1970s. It’s now one of the nation’s most sprawling cities, although there are signs that this might be changing—for better or worse. Curator and historian Susie J. Silbert will discuss the 2013 Houston Center for Contemporary Craft exhibition and lecture series SPRAWL, along with the work of Norwood Viviano, who uses LiDAR scanning, 3D printing, and glass to explore the impact and aftereffects of industry in Houston and beyond.

Passive design
Architect Ken Levenson, co-founder of 475 High Performance Building Supply, will speak about passive house, a method of design and construction that maximizes thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and resilience while reducing heating and cooling energy demand by up to 90%—an important tool for addressing the climate crisis.

Data and the street
David Fine will speak about Placemeter, a startup building a real-time data layer to measure street activity such as pedestrian motion and speeding cars.

Facebook event page
http://www.satellitemagazine.ca/2014/08/cities-september-event/

9pm- Collin Couvillion
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. Using foot percussion and an acoustic guitar, Collin jumps from deep blues, folk standards, his own songs, and even 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.

couvillionville.com
objectsattack.com


10pm- Sweaters
Genre: Dream Pop
For fans of: Creation Recs, Slumberland Recs, Sub Pop

We spin yarns. Make records. Get restless. Sweaters is a Nashville anomaly by way of St Louis.

"‘Unrest’ is a journey through folky, surfy, '60s influenced Indie rock that you won't regret taking. From the opening '50s rock swagger and groove of ‘Beggars’ to the stirring closer ‘Nice Weather We're Not Having,’ the seamless transitions and clever lyrics are a culmination of years spent writing, traveling and simply learning how to live.” – Pete Looney, Hoopla Now

http://therealsweaters.bandcamp.com
http://facebook.com/sweaterstheband
http://soundcoud.com/sweaterstheband
 

11pm- Wired Era 
Genre: Alternative Rock/ Pop
For fans of: Coldplay, Maroon 5, The Killers, The Kickdrums

The Wired Era are a four man band consisting of Steve Winiarski (Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar), Nick Winiarski ( Lead guitar, vocals), Rocco DeRose (Bass, Vocals) and Ryan Bihn (Drums, Vocals).  The Wired Era is committed to making amazing music.   The Wired Era are working tirelessly in the studio to release a new EP in Summer of 2014.  Their uplifting sounds only highlight the journey of The Wired Era and brings the listeners on a dynamic adventure.  

Indie Band Blog- "The songs range across a wide set of themes as the duo build up their track listing that demonstrate The Wired Era is a versatile and able outfit  - which is full credit to them as far too many bands I come across seem determined to have one song and only one to throw out into the melting pot."


WEDNESDAY 9/10
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- Seafarers Unite 
Genre: modern folk
For fans of: Fleet Foxes, The Lumineers, Bob Dylan

Seafarers Unite is a collection of amateur and professional musicians based in NYC, but
hailing from far and wide. They perform a brand of modern folk, weaving tales of city life old and new, and with nautical themes a-plenty. In another life, all would surely have been captains, boatswains or longshoremen.

www.seafarersunite.com


10pm- The Judy Blooms 
Genre: indie rock
For fans of: David Bowie, Beach House, Talking Heads, The War on Drugs

Brooklyn based duo exploring the edges of rock and roll inside a tight and powerful structure.

http://www.thejudyblooms.com
https://www.facebook.com/thejudyblooms
http://thejudyblooms.bandcamp.com
https://twitter.com/TheJudyBlooms


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
 

THURSDAY 9/11
8pm- 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://goldenalphabetband.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4VOVOSylts 


9pm- 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
 

10pm- The Nice Ones 
Genre: Rock
Sounds like: Tool, Talking Heads, Steely Dan and Weezer

The Nice Ones are a four-piece progressive rock band based out of Millerton, NY. Their emotionally intense live performances fuse various musical styles from rock and blues to chaotic grooves. The intricate arrangements are both danceable and dark. They fear nothing.

bandcamp.com/theniceones
Facebook: The Nice Ones
Their debut album 'To Be Frank' is available on iTunes and Spotify
 

11pm- Jack Davis and Crossbite
Genre: Rock, blues rock, RnB
For fans of: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chicago, Dave Matthews, Black Crowes, Laura Nyro, The Doors

Jack Davis and Crossbite brings a totally unique voice to the NYC music scene. An unusual but natural sound born of rock, blues and RnB with elements of country, Celtic, African and Native American music.  Fronted by singer/songwriter Jack Davis, the crack rhythm section of bass, drums & guitar is topped off by intense, storytelling lyrics, hard blowing trombone, the Irish bodhran and congas.  Driving tunes to get your heart, brain and loins pumping.  This bunch loves to play and hang with good folks.

Web: http://www.jackdavisandcrossbite.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-Davis-and-Crossbite/101768283424
https://twitter.com/jackceol

Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYdDIE8XDRA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3q8Kv2EtkM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pZXUJ0ig5M

Audio: http://www.jango.com/music/Jack+Davis+and+Crossbite?l=0 
http://www.last.fm/music/Jack+Davis+and+Crossbite
 

FRIDAY 9/12
8pm-  Jake Canull
Genre: Folk/Rock/Pop Musician
For fans of: Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, James Blake, Ray LaMontagne, Jack Johnson.

Canull is a singer-songwriter from Dutchess County, New York.  He moved to New York City and released an EP titled “Found Myself” in the Fall of 2013.  The short album was internet-release only and it can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, bandcamp, noisetrade, etc.

http://www.jakecanull.com
https://soundcloud.com/jake-canull
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lucky-guy/id708451306?i=708451317&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 


9pm- JD Patch
For fans of: Country and honky tonk music
We play hell raisin' beer drinking blue collar roadhouse honky tonk music. Play a lot of originals with a few covers from Hank Jr to Waylon to Merle Haggard.


deadamble.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- 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



SATURDAY 9/13
1:30-3:30pm - Drink and Draw
$5 admission, live models

8pm- Goddess Lakshmi
Genre: Indie 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 FULL REVIEW


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

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

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


midnight- Dragon FLY 
Dragon Fly is a French DJ/Producer, Saxophonist, and Composer who collaborates with a number of bands in France. His new project brings electro-dub-jazz-hip hop along with live saxophone improvisations, with influences from world, reggae, Balkan and funk music. Dragon Fly's compositions and remixes will take you on an eclectic musical journey from roots to urban sounds... KEEP THE PERCH & HAVE A NICE TRIP!

https://soundcloud.com/dragon-fly-7
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragon-FLY/190676567761808?ref=hl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCr6G43qZUc


SUNDAY 9/14
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

DOCTOR WHO

10pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/

 
MONDAY 9/15
6pm- Monster Monday Madness:Poltergeist


8pm- 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

9pm- Irving Louis Lattin
Genre: Solo rhythm & blues/Soul artist
For fans of: Lou Rawls, Keb Mo & Bill Withers - guitar & vocals

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, I have been a full time professional musician for more than 30yrs. Vocalist on local & national tv & radio ads for Cover Girl, Modell's sporting goods, Chevy trucks, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, etc...R&B is my specialty but I also do some classic pop & rock songs and am a sand leader & songwriter of my own music as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psRbNT36BZo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm_gZWwC_r4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDWq_bAraWg


10pm- elbowtoe
Genre: anti-folk, singer- songwriter, lyrical oddballery
For fans of:  Regina Spektor, Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith, WHY?

Paul Weintrob is an anti-folk singer/songwriter who has been writing, performing, and recording his own material for over ten years. Troping diverse inspirations ranging from bluegrass to hip hop to punk rock, his band "elbowtoe" experiments in the overlap between pop music and performance art, with the aim of making his audiences question their role as spectators in the hopes of inspiring new creative work among strangers.

www.facebook.com/paulweintrob
www.paulweintrob.bandcamp.com
 

11pm- James Margolis
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Folk, Hip Hop

Recently moved to NYC, James is playing at as many places as he possibly can.  A member of approximately a million bands, he is a collaborator, but mostly a songwriter.   


www.jamesmargolis.bandcamp.com
                                                         

TUESDAY 9/16
8pm- Rivky Gee
"A powerful, powerful singer. Capable of reaching notes too high and low for most. And capable of hitting them with emotion." -Howard Bloom, former publicist for Billy Joel and Prince

“Rivky possesses one of those God-given talents and her songs exude power and passion”  -BassyBob, Grammy winning producer

www.facebook.com/rivkygeemusic
www.Rivkygee.com


9pm- Yael Kraus 
Genre: alternative torch songs
For fans of:  Regina Spektor, P.J.Harvey, Nora Jones.

Yael Kraus is a singer/songwriter, born and raised in Israel. Kraus released her debut solo album, Boutique, in 2010 after fronting the art-rock band Panic Ensemble, as well as the Brazilian Bossa Nova flavored project, Bussa and collaborating with a large variety of artists. She is currently living in NYC, where she’s working on her next album with Van Goose, and performing with her three piece band (Guitar, Keyboard and drums). 

“Yael Kraus, independent rock singer, from ethereal cabaret to saucy, blunt brutality in solitary melodies, her eclectic sound reflects her early years in the Middle East, as well as influences ranging from '90's Rock to Bossanova, Trip-hop, Blues and Jazz traditions. The mixture that emerged contributes to her international and unique sound”.


http://www.yaelkraus.com/
http://yaelkraus.bandcamp.com/
http://youtu.be/pppbimdN6_E
 

10pm- Pocket Vinyl
Genre: Piano Slam Rock
For Fans Of: Cloud Cult, Beck, Ben Folds Five, Ezra Furman, Spoon

Pocket Vinyl is primarily a story of love. Eric Stevenson and Elizabeth Jancewicz met in 2009 and starting dating in early 2010. They went on their first tour in the summer of 2010 showcasing their unique show which includes a man who hits, beats, and slams a piano with his blistered fingers while a woman (a very beautiful woman) creates a brand new painting each night. Every show was different, and each show memorable to those who came. Now hailing from New London, CT, they've played over 275 shows in over 25 states, hand-make most of their merch, have created dozens of music videos, road documentaries, and other videos, as well as released 3 EPs and 3 full length albums. No matter where they're playing or who they're playing to, they always bring the intensity 100%.

Winners of 9 Whalie Awards, including:
-Album of the Year for “Death Anxiety” (2014)
-Pop Band of the Year (2014)
-Best Music Video (2013)
-Song of the Year “Quiet Epiphany” (2012)

“Most of all, I am moved and impressed by the honesty and boldness of the lyrics. The songs are powerful. Transparency is consistent and it makes me feel like I understand a thing or two about the two members of Pocket Vinyl even if I’ve never spoken a word with them. More so, it makes me feel like they understand me.” - Sean Huncherick, I Am Tuned Up, rated “Death Anxiety” 2nd best album of 2013

"Pocket Vinyl sounds like powerful, piano based rock constructed around Eric Stevenson’s intricate songwriting, energetic musicianship and smooth vocals. As if that’s not enough, there is so much more to this band than meets the ear. Pocket Vinyl is as much about the visual experience as it is about the music; Elizabeth Jancewicz, on stage artist and wife of Stevenson, completes the second half of this duo. Accompanying Stevenson and his piano on stage, Jancewicz trades instrument for paintbrush, creating an original work of art at every show. These paintings, often character based and always vibrantly colorful, bring the music to life in front of your eyes." - lastfret.com


Don't:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQL1A8dcKKI
Heaven, Hell, or Nihilism:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfyeo1CEES0
A Little Joke:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFZoL9lOlvU
Official Website: http://www.pocketvinyl.com
Bandcamp: http://pocketvinyl.bandcamp.com
Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/PocketVinyl
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pocketvinyl
CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/PocketVinyl


11pm- 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
 

WEDNESDAY 9/17
8pm- Hiro Suzuki Band
Genre: Blues, Country, Rock, etc...

http://profile.ameba.jp/hs335bluz/


9pm- Combat Jazz
Genre: Jazz
For fans of: Budos Band, Nite-Liters,  Lounge Lizards, Jazz Crusaders.

Brooklyn based Combat Jazz is a five piece instrumental group led by longtime Putumayo World Music employee John McQueeney.  Combat Jazz seeks to find the nexus between Hard Bop Jazz, Garage Rock, and World Music.   Elements of the afro-beat, surf music, acid jazz, and bossa nova also permeate a Combat Jazz set.  The players in the band are John Turner – trumpet, Iakov Kremenskiy on guitar, Fumio Tashiro on bass, Trevor Walker on drums, and John McQueeney on tenor sax.  Combat Jazz is just putting the final touches on their upcoming album, Zebra, recorded at Studio G in Williamsburg. 

http://combatjazz.bandcamp.com/


10pm- Tammy Ying

Genre: Pop/Singer-songwriter
For fans of: Sara Bareilles, Colbie Calliat

Originally from Singapore, Tammy went to college in Boston and now lives in Brooklyn NY. A music educator by day, singer-songwriter and pianist by night, and a photographer-videographer by hobby, Tammy aims to share music and art that people of all ages can relate to. She is in the process of recording her first EP, “Secrets”, scheduled to be released in October 2014.

www.typroductions.net
 

11pm- ionie
Genre: Pop-Rock-Jazz
For fans of:  Amy Winehouse, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, Adele, Sara Bareilles

With a melody in her blood and on her lips, Ionie blends pop and jazz the way whiskey goes with chocolate. She is known for her candor as a songwriter, a deeply soulful sound, and melodies you can't forget. Ionie was born and raised just north of San Francisco by a jazz-loving father and dancing mother, running everything from Diana Krall to The Buena Vista Social Club through her veins and vocal cords.

ioniemusic.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmD1ApZ2UvI
 

THURSDAY 9/18
8pm- Lesley Kernochan
Genre: singer/songwriter + ham
For fans of:  Gillian Welch, Flight of the Conchords, Regina Spektor

Lesley Kernochan is equal parts singer/songwriter and ham.  Her show is therefore a bit like going on a beautiful hike in the forest with a bubble gun and a partially tamed dragon.  Lesley’s voice is both intimate and powerful and her songs bounce between hilarious and heartfelt.  She has toured with many eclectic bands including The March Fourth Marching Band and Vagabond Opera.

"Filled with unending smile-inducing brilliance!” – KBOO, Portland OR
“Kernochan's jazzy pop is intelligent, playful, and has plenty of nuance and groove to boot.” - CDBaby Pick of the Week

www.reverbnation.com/lesleykernochan


9pm- Noble Kin

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- Jacknife Sympathy
Genre: Rock/Soul
For fans of: Al Green, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie

Vince Parker and Daniel Serrato formed Jacknife Sympathy in October 2012. The pair have formulated their own unique style of Rock, Soul and Blues by blending their Texan and Detroit roots along with a Brooklyn flavor. Shahar Mintz (guitar) and Jordan Scannella (bass) complete the lineup and help bring the original songs to another level. Jacknife Sympathy recorded The Kennel Sessions-EP in 2013 and are currently working on a new EP scheduled for release in early 2014.

http://reverbnation.com/jacknifesympathy 

https://www.facebook.com/jacknifesympathynyc
Twitter@JacknifeNyc
 

FRIDAY 9/19
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


Gotham Holler Night
Gotham Holler is really about one thing: shining a spotlight on local country music in New York City. We know there’s a thriving community of country music artists here. And we know there are NYC citizens who love country music. This is our attempt to introduce the two.  
http://www.gothamholler.com

9pm- Drina Seay
Genre: Americana, Country-Noir, 60’s Era Pop-Rock  
For fans of: Eilen Jewell, Elizabeth Cook, Neko Case, Bobbie Gentry, Nancy Sinatra

Drina Seay’s unique original songs combine many styles of American roots music including blues, jazz, soul, country, folk, and rock. Her band is a who’s who of the New York City independent music scene, with Homeboy Steve (Dirty Water Dogs) on guitar, Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin (Li’l Mo and the Monicats) on bass, and Eric Seftel (Spanking Charlene) on drums. New York Music Daily (http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/) chose Drina’s live show for their list of The 30 Best NYC Concerts of 2013. They also chose Drina’s original song “Chase My Blues Away” for their list of 100 Best Songs of 2013, which you can download for free at www.drinaseay.com/music.

“A couple of years ago, Drina Seay was singing harmonies with what seemed like every good country band within earshot. Now she has her own band, which frees her up from having to hang out way, way up in the high notes where only a singer of her caliber can go. Instead, out in front of the band, she uses a richly nuanced, high midrange, drawing deeply on all styles of Americana from country to soul to blues to straight-up rock. Her songwriting is just as sophisticated and eclectic.” - http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com

www.drinaseay.com  
www.facebook.com/Drina.Seay
 

10pm- Trailer Radio
Genre: Country & Blues
For fans of: Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Ray Stevens, Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, The Chalks, Johnny Cash, Southern Culture on the Skids

Trailer Radio jumped onto the New York City scene faster than a redneck on a Nascar Ticket in October 2010. The group, lead by WV native Shannon Brown, delivers an eclectic mix of original and classic country and features musicians who have worked with artists including Elton John, Levon Helm, The Lonesome Praire Dogs, Lou Rawls and others.
In 2011 Trailer Radio released a self-titled debut album with a fresh sound that celebrates the hillbilly way of life in songs delivered with backhanded-backwoods humor, lively arrangements and quirky guitar licks that complement Shannon Brown’s strong vocals and straight-up country sass.

"Shannon Brown has a belting vocal and a crew of deadly shit kicking musicians. I've said it here before but this band produces some of the funniest and punchiest country music in Brooklyn." Read more...
~ Neville Elder, No Depression, The Roots Music Authority

"If classic country music from the 60s and 70s with a comedic edge is your thing, you'll love Trailer Radio...their new album is excellent." Read more...
~ New York Music Daily

"Their new album has a fresh sound that celebrates the hillbilly way of life in songs delivered with backhanded-backwoods humor, lively arrangements and quirky licks that complement Shannon Brown's strong vocals and straight-up country sass." Read more...
~ Richard Diehn, Outlaw Magazine

www.trailerradio.com
 

SATURDAY 9/20
5pm- Democlese Clash

8pm- Rob Jennings
Genre: pop/rock/folk
For fans of:  The Beatles, The Beach Boys.

Rob Jennings is a Singer-Songwriter from New Jersey with a talent for melody and harmony that recalls the Pet Sounds/Smile era of The Beach Boys, all while retaining his own unique voice. He will be debuting songs from a new 5 song EP in the works titled "The Boulevard Gone."

"As if his musicianship wasn't enough, Rob's voice might be the highlight of the entire project." -Handclap Movement

"his sound goes down like butter." - The Deli Magazine

www.soundcloud.com/robjenningsmusic
www.facebook.com/robjenningsmusic
Twitter: @Rob_Jennings
youtube.com/robjenningsalbum
 

9pm- 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


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

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

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

http://www.denbaya.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTJYzq2Uqfc


SUNDAY 9/21
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

DOCTOR WHO

7pm- I Got A Bad Feeling About This

10pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 9/22
6pm- Monster Monday Madness- Horror Animation


7:30pm- Art Talks Brooklyn 
A new speaker series highlighting the Brooklyn art scene and a great opportunity to network. Monthly, we will invite three speakers from different art initiatives, each allotted 15 minutes, to share how their programming positively impacts our community. 

BRIC, Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator
BRIC presents contemporary art, performing arts and community media programs that reflect Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity. BRIC also provides resources to launch, nurture and showcase artists and media makers. We advance access to and understanding of arts and media by presenting free and low-cost programming, and by offering education and other public programs to people of all ages. Founded in 1981, BRIC's gallery is the oldest continuously operating contemporary art space in Brooklyn. Starting this September, BRIC will launch a major new initiative, the BRIC Biennial. These exhibitions will present the work of emerging and mid-career visual artists working across artistic media, with each edition focusing on different areas of Brooklyn. The first Biennial this fall will survey artists based in downtown Brooklyn and adjacent neighborhoods, a fitting focus given the location of BRIC House in downtown Brooklyn at the edge of Fort Greene, traditionally, an important cultural center in Brooklyn. This exhibition series intends to demonstrate the rich wealth of talent to be found throughout Brooklyn.

Soapbox, Jimmy Greenfield, Director
Soapbox Gallery is dedicated to providing a forum for visual artists to engage in the issues of our time and express themselves publicly without censorship.

In the tradition of the humble yet mighty soapbox that encouraged free speech and played a role in the development of our social contract, provocative work can stir public debate, raise consciousness, and even spur social evolution.

Too many of us despair at the lack of content in work celebrated by the ART world. Soapbox Gallery challenges artists to speak out and be relevant.

Soapbox Gallery is located at 636 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238 between Carlton and Vanderbilt. It is in the heart of Prospect Heights and a few blocks away from the Barclays Center.
http://soapboxgallery.org/ 


9pm- Malcolm Marsden 
Genre: Folk-based rock & pop
For fans of: Richard Thompson, Nick Lowe, Hank Williams

Malcolm writes and performs on acoustic and electric guitar, in groups and solo. Having emerged from the diverse Connecticut punk/DIY music scene of the late 1970s, he takes inspiration from mixing musical genres to reveal new avenues of expression. Folk ballads, country and pop art song, rockabilly, R&B and gospel roots music are his ingredients, that blend into a distinctly 21st century American groove. 

http://malcolmmarsden.wordpress.com/


10pm- The Jazz Thieves 
Genre: Jazz/Rock
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Sufjan Stevens, Bjork

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

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

11pm- Smooth Hound Smith
Genre: Roots/Americana/Psychedelic Soul
For fans of: Shovels & Rope, The Black Keys, The Wood Brothers

Smooth Hound Smith is an East Nashville-based foot stompin' American roots and blues duo. Established in 2012, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.

"In the case of Smooth Hound Smith, two is all that’s needed to brew a raucous clash of backwoods folk, raw blues, and underground rock."    ~ No Depression

"Smooth Hound Smith delivered an electrifying performance and transformed the sleepy tavern style downtown LA bar...into a lively dance hall..."~ deftune.com

"Smooth Hound Smith sounds like what would happen if you boiled the best things about The Black Keys and Kings of Leon down to their essence, stripped out the over-production, added some impassioned female vocals and wrapped it all in a swaggering Country/Soul bow."~ CityBeat

www.SmoothHoundSmith.com
 

TUESDAY 9/23
8pm- Cara Scarmack
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Gillian Welch, The Lonesome Sisters, The Carter Family

Cara Scarmack is a theatre-maker and musician based in New York City. A native of Ohio, she’s got Appalachia in her heart and in her lungs. Singing songs of love, longing, heartbreak and home, Scarmack’s music is here and now. And it takes you way back to the old days…

http://carascarmack.com/carascarmack.com/Music.html


9pm- Motel Sinclair 
Genre: Americana, Indie Rock
For fans of: Cowboy Junkies

Motel Sinclair play heartfelt songs of love, betrayal, and redemption; music that is true to the soul and easy on the ear. Band members have played venues as diverse as Pennsylvania country fairs, upstate honky tonks, NYC's hippest clubs, and our finest mental health institutions. It all comes together in an honest rendition of life's ups, downs, and get-back-up-agains.

http://sinclairnyc.bandcamp.com
 

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- Doll Magdalene
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of:  Mumford And Sons (if the sons were daughters), June Carter and Dolly Parton meet Thelma and Louise.

We are Doll Magdalene. A folk/rock/pop fusion band. Formed out of the love of country music. Our songs are a litany of dark humor, ghost stories, and creepy tales of the west.

“Doll Magdalene’s haunting sound and chilling lyrical story telling gave me the best nightmares I’ve had in years” -Gene Getman, Jizzaball.com
           
“The beautifully sinister harmonies coupled with a honkytonk twang gives Doll Magdalene the feel of a haunted hootenanny.” -Roanoke-Chowan Herald

www.dollmagdalene.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gci2jDwg1ZY&list=UU2KVNgAhYmqWuv3seqsNJtg


WEDNESDAY 9/24 
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- Phantom Pop
Genre: Jazz/Funk
For fans of:  Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, Robert Glasper Experiment

Phantom Pop is a project created by Dave Lowenthal to record an album of original music. 
Dave is joined by Josh Schusterman on Drums, Haruka Yabuno on Keys, Matt Giella on Cornet , and Atsushi Ouchi on Tenor Sax. The music combines elements of modern jazz, funk, fusion, and neo-soul.  The album will be released in 2014

http://www.phantompop.com   
http://www.facebook.com/phant0mpop 


10pm- The Rat Problem 
Genre: Punk Rock ‘n’ Roll
For fans of:  Elvis Costello, The Wipers, Screaming Females, Swearin’

The Rat Problem is a rock and roll trio from Brooklyn. We play original songs with sweet pop melodies, bitter lyrics, and elements of surf, early punk, and 90s alternative for extra flavor.

http://theratproblem.bandcamp.com/
http://theratproblem.tumblr.com/
 

11pm- Stompcat 
Genre: Dance Rock
For fans of: Daft Punk, Billy Joel, Foster The People 

It’s like a rock concert, a musical and Church crashed into each other. Mark and Will have a band. They’ve been hired to play your high school reunion. Everyone in the audience puts on name tags, enters the raffle, and watches as a concert slowly implodes. 

www.stompcat.com
stompcat.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/stompcat
soundcloud.com/stompcat 

  
THURSDAY 9/25
8pm- Joshua Garcia
Genre:  Folk, Country, Blues
For fans of:  Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Woody Guthrie

Joshua Garcia is a folk-singer songwriter whose music and writing style draws upon the influences of his musical heroes Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Born in Los Angeles, Joshua spent a handful of years writing in Providence, RI before moving to Brooklyn, NY last September. Equipped with a guitar and a little bit of attitude, Joshua has a lot to say. As he often tells his crowds, “If you do your best to listen; I’ll do my best to not forget all the words!”

joshuagarciamusic.tumblr.com
facebook.com/joshuagarciamusic
soundcloud.com/joshuagarciamusic


9pm- 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 

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- 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

FRIDAY 9/26
8-10pm- The Salt Cracker Crazies
For fans of: The Memphis Jug Band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas

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

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

 
10pm- The Sometime Boys
Genre: Americana (folk/country/bluegrass/blues)
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Iron & Wine, Nick Drake, Loretta Lynn, Jorma Kaukonen

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

Website: www.thesometimeboy.com, www.facebook.com/thesometimeboys, www.reverbnation.com/thesometimeboys
Audio: https://www.facebook.com/Thesometimeboys/app_2405167945?ref=ts
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoXFC5Vz13I&feature=player_embedded


Midnight Special - 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



SATURDAY 9/27
7pm- Collin Couvillion
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 a unique musical gumbo. Using foot percussion and an acoustic guitar, Collin jumps from deep blues, folk standards, and originals to even 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.

couvillionville.com
objectsattack.com
 

8pm- Yellowcake
Genre: Latin/funk/soul
For fans of:  Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Alice Russell, Jamiroquai, Ceu, Orgone, Lake Street Dive

Diversity is the key ingredient to the Yellowcake sound. With music that transcends culture, style and language, this NYC band is putting a global pulse on the city's music scene. Yellowcake officially formed in 2009 and today is a group of individuals who share a passion for creating original music that draws on their different backgrounds and musical influences. From the cross-genre melding of Latin rhythms with funk grooves to the group's unique combination of musicians, you never know what you might see, hear, or feel at a Yellowcake show. Come vibe.

www.facebook.com/eatyellowcake
www.yellowcakemusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/YellowcakeMusic
 

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- 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 9/28
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

DOCTOR WHO

10pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 9/29
6pm- Monster Monday Madness: The Entity



8pm- Steve Volkmann
Genre: alternative folk rock
For fans of:  Mark Knopfler, Jack Bruce, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello and The Grateful Dead

New York singer/songwriter, bass player Steve Volkmann performs original songs that tell stories from his experiences in daily life. Inspired by the music he grew up listening to in the 70’s and 80’s, he picked up the guitar and electric bass and began playing in original rock n’ roll bands in the Boston, MA and Providence, RI areas. Steve moved to New York City ten years ago and currently focuses on playing acoustic bass and writing new songs.


http://stevevolkmannmusic.com/  
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbuN_cIEolJT6PZ1LMrCiNA

https://soundcloud.com/steve-volkmann  

9pm- Alex Alexion
Genre: Indie
For fans of: Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Ani Difranco

Born In MA.  Living in NYC.  It’s just me and my piano. 

www.reverbnation.com/alexalexion 
www.rawartists.org/alexalexion
 

10pm- Terry Wolfers

11pm- Nick Sumner
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Rock
For fans of: Ray Lamontagne, Biffy Clyro, Tom Waits, Jeff Buckley

Nick weaves haunting lyrics and graceful melodies, bringing them to life through emotionally charged performances. Part of what makes his set an experience, more than simply a show, is his ability to take the audience with him to the places that inspire the music. He has been to SXSW and shared the stage with Slash when he fronted a hard-rock trio, but finds no greater fulfillment than to forge a bond between himself and his audience.

www.facebook.com/nicksumnermusic
www.youtube.com/nicksumnermusicnyc
www.twitter.com/nicksumnermusic
www.instagram.com/nicksumnerny
www.reverbnation.com/nicksumnermusic
 

TUESDAY 9/30
8pm- Liza Warrior Princess
Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter
For fans of: Johnny Cash, Lana Del Ray, Vladimir Nabokov, Spike Jonze, and Patsy Cline

Liza Warrior Princess is a modern folk singer-songwriter based in Gowanus, but originally hailing from Detroit, Michigan.  Her fiery vocal stylings mix the bluesy grit of her dystopian hometownwith the spooky dissonance of her Slavic motherland. With an eye for the absurd in the modern tech landscape, her lyrics explore the numerous ways we embrace and yet fear our iPhones and (oh yes) our OKCupid profiles. Unlike recent big acts in the world of folk, she refuses to wear suspenders and/or pretend it is 1890.

https://www.facebook.com/LizaWarriorPrincess
https://soundcloud.com/lizalizaliza


9pm- The Saturday Giant
Genre: art rock
For fans of: Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Pinback, The Antlers

The Saturday Giant is the one-man art-rock band from Columbus, Ohio, established in 2010. Since then, The Saturday Giant has produced three releases, played dozens of shows across the U.S., collaborated with technology conferences and performing arts groups, and become one of the most respected acts in his hometown—all while crafting an innovative and compelling live show in which he sculpts layers of guitars, drums, bass lines, beat boxing, keyboards and vocals into towering walls of sound, without the aid of prerecorded samples. Even while maintaining his rigorous touring schedule, The Saturday Giant is preparing his full-length debut for 2014.

"A one man band who carries the show with charismatic charm and pop hooks." -The Sunday Idiom [Michigan]

"Downright impressive…an indie-rock take on the one-man band with pop-melodies and looped reverb goodness." -Knoxville Music Warehouse [Tennessee]

"Previously, Andrew Bird was the one exception to my anti-one-man-band rule. As of last weekend, Saturday Giant is my new exception." -The Other Paper [Ohio]

http://youtu.be/rDTpk4p1yr0 - "The Fix"
http://vimeo.com/33752501 - "When Death Comes"




10pm- Natalie Mishell 
Genre: Folk, Alt Country
For fans of: Ryan Adams, Rachael Yamagata, Mazy Star 

Natalie Mishell was born and raised in Southern CA where she began singing at the early age of 8.  She taught herself how to play guitar and started writing songs at 18. Shortly after she moved to NYC to begin her song writing Career and now plays with her full Natalie Mishell & Co.  at many of the local NYC venues.  She has two records and a single under her belt, “In My Shoes”  (2010)  “Sunshine” (2011) and “Goodnight Starnger”  that was just released last year.  Since then Natalie Mishell & Co. have been touring and promoting the new tunes! 

www.nataliemishell.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfQ4W39lpGY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu8sBQSW-Zs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aheCClck6Lk
 

11pm- Dave Hassell Quintet 
Genre: jazz, contemporary
For fans of: Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter

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



Wednesday 10/1
8pm- The Irresponsibles 
Genre: Brooklyn Soul/Rock
For fans of: Otis Redding, Amy Winehouse

Brooklyn soul fusing elements of funk and blues.  Two powerhouse female vocalists front a seven-piece band featuring dual guitars and organ.  Classic Motown beats serve as a launching pad to electric dance grooves and interstellar boogie.

https://www.facebook.com/irresponsiblesbrooklyn
https://soundcloud.com/the-irresponsibles/
 

9pm-

10pm- Out of System Transfer 

Genre: folk-punk
For fans of: World/Inferno, The Band, Defiance OH, Against Me, Crass,

Out of System Transfer comes from Brooklyn, and plays high-energy, semi-acoustic folk-punk. With songs that are fun and danceable with a message of social justice and rebellion, their music has been described as "perfectly crazy and political without being po-faced or didactic." Live shows with Out of System Transfer are an engaging mix of jangly punk, punchy brass, and crisp vocal harmonies, enjoyable for all who like dancing, yelling, and mayhem. On top of playing some of New York's coolest indie venues like the Delancey, the Silent Barn, and Goodbye Blue Monday, the perform at events supporting activist groups like SolidarityNYC and the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.

http://www.facebook.com/outofsystemtransfer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ8MTvOSLC0


11pm- Nolan Kennedy
Genre: singer songwriter, alternative
For fans of: Ray Lamontagne, Goo Goo Dolls, Ed Sheeran, Gavin Degraw
 
Born with an ear for music, Nolan Kennedy draws listeners in with his compelling music. Inspired by life events, Nolan’s ultimate goal is to help people. He writes to help listeners reflect on their hardships as well as appreciate their greatest memories.

http://nolankennedyofficial.wordpress.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/nolankennedy
https://www.facebook.com/thenolankennedy?ref=br_tf
https://twitter.com/thenolankennedy


Thursday 10/2
Wasabassco
8pm- Doors
9pm- Show time

SUPER WEEK 10/3-12
Anyone with a New York Super Week card will receive happy hour prices all week.  









FRIDAY 10/3
8pm- Bucky Hayes
Bucky Hayes is a Brooklyn-based, by way of Georgia, Singer-Songwriter.  Influenced by the melodies and craftsmanship of classic country and soul music, he constructs his own tunes and sound with roots in these styles filtered through the urban experiences which are his everyday existence.

buckyhayes.com


9pm- The Doubleclicks
Genre: Nerd Folk
For fans of: Kimya Dawson, Jonathan Coulton, Amanda Palmer, Tom Lehrer

The Doubleclicks sing heartfelt songs about geeky things like Dungeons and Dragons, dinosaurs, and Pride & Prejudice. The sisters from Portland, Oregon play cello and ukulele and travel the country playing for "nerds" and "normals" everywhere. Their 2013 album Lasers and Feelings hit the top 10 in Billboard's comedy charts and included the viral hit geek girl anthem, "Nothing to Prove."

“The Doubleclicks are my favorite. They’re sisters, they play the ukulele and the cello, and they sing about nerd stuff like D&D, dinosaurs, WoW. They are just delightful people, too, and I can’t wait to perform with them again.” — Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, The Guild, Big Bang Theory)

thedoubleclicks.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Rjy5yW1gQ
 

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


Special Midnight Show: Chris Ford 
Genre: Pop/alternative/folk
For fans of:  Ed Sheeran, Passenger, Elliot Smith, Damien Rice

During a mad cap adventure to New York Chris had the amazing opportunity of interviewing John Cale of The Velvet Underground. Getting on well, John encouraged Chris to perform for the first time in his life in the west village. Chris returned to London and began writing his first album This Atlantic Low. Released in Ireland, My Strength My Weakness and The Morning Light achieved widespread airplay on national radio. Going back to basics on his next album All Caught Up, an album inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, the track When The Sun Grows Cold started picking up very strong radio support around the UK. After signing with Cooking Vinyl Music Chris has been recording tracks for his next album with Pascale Giovetto [My Bloody Valentine, Elvis Costello, Bjork] 


“Imaginative and Captivating” The Guardian
“The best attributes of the best singer/songwriters around” The Irish Times
“Instant recognition many artists crave but only few can achieve” Hot Press

http://www.chrisford.co.uk/  

http://youtu.be/vACH5Cs_K6I
https://soundcloud.com/chris-ford-new-music/lovefalls
https://soundcloud.com/chrisfordbbcradio/the-light-on-the-hill
https://soundcloud.com/chrisfordbbcradio/fyi-for-your-informationhttpACH5Cs_K6I
 

SATURDAY 10/4
8pm- Stanley John Mitchell and his Band of Buddies
Genre: Americana/singer -songwriter
For fans of:  Mumford and Sons, Neil Finn, Chuck Berry

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

“A delightful 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


9pm- Chevy Lopez
Genre: Indie Funk/Jazz
For fans of: Big Brother and the Holding Company, Amy Winehouse, John Butler Trio

Chevy Lopez is a high-energy fusion band that tours the tri-state and beyond, blending everything from soul to reggae. A mix of New Jersey and NYC dwellers, Chevy Lopez has come a long way from their 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. Find Chevy Lopez on Facebook for more information, links to music, and future dates and locations!  

"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


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

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

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

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

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

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 10/5


MONDAY 10/6

TUESDAY 10/7
8pm- TOZ Antonio Piretti
Genre: singer and songwriter, adult contemporary, and acoustic pop in English and Italian
For fans of: Glen Hansard, James Blunt, Damien Rice, Tracy Chapman

TOZ Antonio Piretti is a singer songwriter with Italian roots and an international spirit. He started his career on the streets of Toronto and nowadays he can be found on any kind of stage in venues, festivals, churches, theaters... In July, he released his new album IN 10 YEARS – eight songs full of life experiences. Antonio writes music to share emotion and messages to encourage people to live a better life and care about one another. In this spirit, Antonio has founded ART TAKES ACTION to organize art events to support local charity projects.

Let’s do good through MUSIC!

“Man gives up big salary to busker on the street“ - Global Toronto News

„Piretti writes songs about social issues he hopes to change...“ – The Star, Toronto

itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-10-years/id897039755
soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bytoz/sets/in-10-year-album
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/byToz
twitter: https://twitter.com/TOZmusic

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Antonio.Piretti.TOZ                                                                                             
reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/Toz
 

9pm- Whyte Planes
Genre: pop/funk
For fans of:  Blink 182, Parliament Funkadelic, Gavin Mc Graw, Fall Out Boy

Whyte Planes is a four member urban pop/funk band originating from New City and White Plains, NY.  The band is lead singer/guitarist Kris Carmello, drummer Andre Jevnik, bassist/mulit-instrumentalist Sebastian Romero-Cruz and rhythm guitarist Dias Das.  The band crafted its sound from influences in pop, funk, hip hop, R&B and rock and created a singular style distinctly their own. 

www.facebook.com/whyteplanes
www.youtube.com/whyteplanesofficial
 

10pm- Mt. Thelonious 

11pm- That Band Bones 
Genre:  Blues, Folk, Americana
For fans of:  Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Captain Beefheart

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

www.thatbandbones.com   
www.facebook.com/thatbandbones


WEDNESDAY 10/8
8-10pm- Nerd stand-up comedy hosted by Kevin Maher    

10pm- Howell Dawdy

11pm- Choirfly
Genre: Geek-a-pella
For fans of: Doctor Who, Video Games, Firefly, Weird Al, Jonathan Coulton, Flight of the Concords, Saturday Morning Cartoons

Choirfly is NYC's premiere nerd-themed a cappella group. Founded in 2011 by Rachel Rakov, Choirfly's members share a love of singing in addition to their affections of comic books, video games, sci-fi, RPGs, and fantasy. Choirfly aims to bring the excitement of a cappella to all audiences, geeks and non-geeks alike.

www.choirfly.com
http://youtu.be/5ue7gDNaaag
 

THURSDAY 10/9
8-10:30pm- Dr. Who Trivia and Costume Contest
$10 advance tickets and at the door
http://www.showclix.com/event/3854106
Join host Chris Cummins (Den of Geek, Topless Robot, Geekadelphia, Hibernation Sickness) as he brings an evening of Doctor Who love to the NYC's premiere destination for Whovians -- The Way Station. Dress as your favorite Doctor, monster or companion and get ready to celebrate New York Super Week with fellow Who fanatics for an unforgettable costume and trivia contest in which you can score some out of this world prizes for your efforts and knowledge. 

10:45pm- Three Pints Shy
Genre: Irish Rock Band
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2


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

FRIDAY 10/10
8-10pm- NYC COMICON Secret Identity Pub Quiz presented by Ghostery 
Does it bug you that all Clark Kent has to do is take off his glasses and put his underwear on the outside in order for no one to figure out that he's Superman? Did you know that Spider-Man was revealed to be Peter Parker in issue #12, but nobody believed it? If so, you might just take secret identities a little more serious than everybody else. You should come and join the Ghostery crew at The Way Station in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, October 10th at 8pm for Secret Identity Pub Quiz, part of New York Super Week. We'll be asking questions about all types of secrets - so even if you've never heard of Clark Kent or Peter Parker, join us for a fun night of beverage and trivia.

10:15pm- The Sky Captains of Industry
Genre: Spacebilly/Folktronica
For fans of: Old-time rock and roll, science fiction, space, post-apocalyptica

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

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

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


11pm- 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
 

SATURDAY 10/11
8pm- Leah Shaw

9pm- The Crevulators
Genre: Eclectic-Americana
For fans of:  CCR, Stones, Nuggets, Doug Sahm, The Band, The Blasters, Los Lobos

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

http://www.mikecobbandthecrevulators.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSnRJwuZ0Yw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YePV-lqS--g
 


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

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

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


MONDAY 10/13
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
 

9pm- Decanted Youth 

10pm- Dreams of June
Genre: Blues/Pop
For fans of:  The Black Keys, Fiona Apple, Adele, Amy Winehouse
 

Amanda Daviner and Adam Bishop are the creative force known as Dreams of June. Based out of San Jose California, these musical soul mates concoct an alchemy of pop, alternative rock and soulful blues which hook the ear from the first bar. Amanda’s deeply confessional and emotionally charged lyrics are delivered with a signature style and range only truly great vocalists possess. When combined with Adam’s mastery of the tableau of rock instruments, production and indelible ear for fusing pop styles, the results are stunning and fill our ears with unforgettable melodies we are compelled to listen to again and again.

It is most rare for a band to emerge from seemingly out of nowhere with a signature sound that reminds us of what we love most about music and what the future of pop music can be. Dreams of June is one of those bands.

Their debut album Passed Lives and newly released EP Letting Go can be found on iTunes, Spotify and CD Baby.

www.dreamsofjune.com
http://youtu.be/e0P63wgWLl4
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/letting-go-ep/id904506945


11pm- Mercy Mace 
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Harry Nilsson, Billy Holiday, Phosphorescent

A Toronto, Canada native, Mercy Mace came to Brooklyn in search of musical opportunity, and as a young singer-songwriter has begun to find it. She yearns to create music that both soothes her audience as well as tells them a story. Her first EP-Stratus will be set for an independent release 10/2014

www.facebook.com/mercymacesings
www.soundcloud.com/mercymacesings
 

TUESDAY 10/14
9pm- Asha and The Eastern Bloc Heads
Genre: indie pop rock
For fans of:  Fiona Apple, Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails

Asha and The Eastern Bloc Heads is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Asha Iwanowicz. Originally from Boston, Asha started out performing in the city by herself with just a guitar and a voice, going from open mic nights to booking her own shows. Now playing with her lovely Bloc Heads, she’s excited to showcase her music with the help of some friends and wonderful musicians.  She is excited to continue sharing new music with the world, and if you like what you hear, don’t be afraid to reach out!

http://ashasounds.com/
http://ashamakesmusic.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/asha-sounds
https://twitter.com/AshaSounds


10pm- Revel Switch 
Genre: alt rock slacker Americana new wave light metal
For fans of: Hank Williams, Black Sabbath, Uncle Tupelo, Lou Reed, V, Underground, Pavement, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson

Revel Switch is a band from NYC comprised of Alex Miller on guitar and vocals, Rich Meyer on bass and vocals and Arei Sekiguchi on drums. Their eponymous first record was released digitally and can be found at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/revelswitch2, on ITunes, and at http://revelswitch.com/.

https://www.facebook.com/devilbiz
 

11pm- Don Paris Schlotman & The Hired Goons
Genre: Downbeat Sci-Fi Rock
For fans of: Nick Cave, Smog, Sun Kil Moon, Lou Reed, Magnetic Fields

Don is the bass player and co-founder of post-apocalyptic rock band The Sky Captains of Industry. He and his hired goons play minimalist sci-fi rock from the new album Hardest of Hearts that is funny and sad like a train wreck full of clowns.

“This is Don in a Lou Reed meets Johnny Cash mode, with the banjo and reverberating whistling adding to a sense of understated, yet mysteriously present, anarchism. It’s a kind of mix of Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ and ‘Perfect Day’” —  Eric Hathaway, Sometime in Long Island City
http://www.schlotman.com  


WEDNESDAY 10/15
8pm- Squirrels from Hell 
Genre: Low-Volume Underground Garage Rock
For fans of: original music that spans multiple styles, but always with honesty, energy, and lyrics that reach for the true depiction of life in 21st Century America.

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

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

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


9pm- Grave's End
Genre: Folk/Rock
For fans of: The Airborne Toxic Event, Bob Dylan, River City Extension, The Allman Brothers

Grave’s End is a folk/rock act coming out of Brooklyn, NY. The band started as a duo by Allison and Dave in 2012. By 2013, the band had become the six-piece act it is today. Each member carries their own personal influences, ranging from The Airborne Toxic Event to Social Distortion to Bruce Springsteen. The end result is a sound that can only be described as Grave’s End.

www.gravesendband.wix.com/gravesend
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXwTF43Ioxx0VFEuGEdaFZQ www.gravesend.bandcamp.com


10pm- Cat Janice
Genre: Pop Jazz/ R&B Soul
For fans of: Lana Del Rey, Norah Jones, Lorde

Cat Janice was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area in a tight knit group of musicians. She was classically trained for 15 years in piano and violin before becoming a songwriter and entering the world of independent music. Learning and experimenting with classical piano and violin, she has intertwined jazzy overtones and melodic simplicity to cover popular hits and create unique music that is fulfilling and soulful.

http://www.catjanicemusic.squarespace.com/
https://soundcloud.com/cjipsan


11pm- Dottie Scharr
Genre: Folk/Pop
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, Ingrid Michaelson

Dottie Scharr is a pop-folk singer/songwriter and recent graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Her songwriting blends the melodic hooks of Ingrid Michaelson with the country/blues aesthetic of Patty Griffin. In addition to working in the rapidly-changing business side of the music industry, Dottie performs regularly in New York, as well as Philadelphia and Boston. Her debut EP is recorded and scheduled for release in 2014. When she is not performing solo, Dottie enjoys a diverse circle of musical friends with whom she can collaborate and explore any genre from musical theater to jazz.

www.dottiescharr.com
https://www.facebook.com/dottiemusic
https://www.youtube.com/user/dottiemusic1
 

THURSDAY 10/16
8pm- Rachel Schain
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: Dar Williams, Barenaked Ladies, Elvis Costello

Rachel Schain brings a jolt of caffeine to the coffeehouse, pairing strikingly honest lyrics with an unwavering rock-edged soprano voice. She uses pop melodies to break down emotional walls and then sings from her heart straight to yours. Her playful sense of humor electrifies her acoustic rock sound and brings a smile to cope with painful subjects. Influenced by OK Go, Dar Williams, Tally Hall, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies and Tori Amos, her songs - a hodgepodge of familiar rock forms put through the wringer - stay with you long after you listen.

“That disarming alacrity, in addition to an ear for melodic pop and her distinctive, full and undeniably rocking soprano, is what elevates Rachel Schain’s simple compositions so far above the average coffeehouse acoustic singer-songwriter set.” - PopMatters.com


“Schain's appeal is in her catchy melodies and clever lyrics...these are not your average folk-pop songs. And while several of the songs are about romantic relationships, they're love songs for girls who don't spend most of their time obsessing over boys (and the people who love them).” - DEArtsInfo.com

www.rachelschain.com
www.reverbnation.com/rachelschain
 

9pm- 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!”.

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQispgD5w5k

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- Callow
Genre: Ghost Western
For fans of: Band of Horses, Roky Erickson, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Callow, consists of Red Moses (lead vocals, guitar), and Sami Knowles (keys, percussion, vocals).

The two combined their musical talents in 2009 after their gardening business went under during America's economic crash. They sold their belongings to live on the road, and they've never looked back. Red is a life-long musician who has been writing music and performing in bands for most of his life. Sami is a professional dancer who has translated her embodied sense of music in an unconventional way; she sings, plays the keys and drums simultaneously.

"what punk rock would have been had it evolved from The Velvet Underground’s airy slowness rather than their minimalism." - SLUG Magazine

"Immediately striking are the evocative, nearly tortured, vocals of Moses. Knowles drawling twang is the perfect complement and gives these tracks deep visceral appeal." - the dadada

Mad Mackerel Premieres "Philosophy", the second single off of Blue Spells...
"In just over 100 seconds of perfectly judged vocal harmonies and gently subdued instrumentation, the San Francisco duo have managed to create a sweetly sombre classic of pensive restraint and yearning melancholy that leaves palpable echoes hanging in the air long after the song has finished." - Mad Mackerel

http://www.callowmusic.com/index.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z6LTciEjxg&list=UUR2RitCDmodU5rsHom143Kg
http://callow.bandcamp.com/album/blue-spells


FRIDAY 10/17
Gotham Holler Night
Gotham Holler is really about one thing: shining a spotlight on local country music in New York City. We know there’s a thriving community of country music artists here. And we know there are NYC citizens who love country music. This is our attempt to introduce the two.  
http://www.gothamholler.com

8pm- The Chalks

Genre: Comically Subversive Country
For fans of: Dixie Chicks meets Spinal Tap • Pistol Annies meets Flight of the Concords.

Featured on Comedy Central and NPR, from dive bars to concert halls, The Chalks have their hearts in Nashville, their tongues in the cheeks, and their finger on the pulse of America.

“Catty and catchy, cabaret yet country, if the “Sex and the City” cast were a traveling group of witty white trash singers, this is what they’d sound like.”

“…impressive sass and authentic roots music savvy.”

"…delightful late-night, boozy, slightly ribald giddiness…”

http://thechalks.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k5gvDAp2j4
https://soundcloud.com/thechalks
 

9pm- Alan Lee and the Whiskey Bumps

10pm- Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers
Sean Kershaw — the Brooklyn-based music artist whose swaggering “high-octane honky-tonk” (NY Times) has thrilled and seduced audiences in New York City, north up to Alaska, and as far south as Australia — is now hoofing it across the Atlantic.  Accompanied by his signature country-rockabilly band, the New Jack Ramblers, Kershaw will tour Europe this summer following the release of his second album, an EP titled “Aussie Sessions,” which Kershaw recently recorded in Melbourne.

The Coney Island Cowboy (the title of Kershaw’s acclaimed debut CD) whose lead vocals and rhythm guitar suggest the whisky-soaked angst of Hank Williams Sr., with a twist, struts out a gritty brand of rockabilly that drives restless boots straight to the dance floor. However, it was a writer for Playgirl magazine who observed that those same boots might just as soon be kicked off and placed under a lover’s bed, after listening to the single “Moonlight Eyes,” Kershaw’s most popular recording to date. In fact, Coney Island Cowboy enjoyed regular airplay in the U.S., Australia and Europe; the latter augurs well for the upcoming summer tour.

Such is the rough-hewn but stubbornly romantic sound produced by this lifelong wanderer who was born in Baltimore, but growing up in a military family, lived overseas and all over the continental U.S.  Early in his career, Kershaw continued to embrace the road by busking throughout the country. Starting out in New Orleans, he headed west to play in Los Angeles and San Francisco, went north up to Seattle, back across to Chicago and St. Louis, and eventually settled in New York.

It was in Brooklyn that Kershaw became a driving force if not the face of a growing country music scene, spurring notices in various high profile media outlets such as the New York Post, New York magazine and Time Out New York, and eventually becoming the cover story of a Village Voice article dedicated to Brooklyn country.

From 1996 through 2003, Kershaw played with a band called the Blind Pharaohs. The rockabilly group developed a plugged-in and loyal following touring up and down the East Coast. But by 2007, having written and continuing to hone a host of original country and rockabilly songs, “Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers” became Sean’s main musical vehicle.

Depending on the venue, Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers scale up or down in players, and feature Sean on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, an upright bass, lead guitarist, drums, pedal steel, and occasionally keyboards, banjo, fiddle and the mandolin.

“Audiences that respond to mainstream country music will readily find the influences of Johnny Cash, jump blues and western swing in the New Jack Ramblers’ sound,” comments Sean Kershaw. “But it’s the remnants of my background as a punk rocker, the high-energy that the New Jack Ramblers bring to the stage, and the strange, unexpected tales our songs tell that tend to subvert country purists’ expectations and appeal to an even broader, often younger audience,” continues Kershaw.

seankershaw.com


SATURDAY 10/18
Staten Island Invades Brooklyn
Four Staten Island bands cross the Verranzano, and bring their brand of truth to Brooklyn's Way Station

8pm- Vinny Bunnicelli

Genre: Fingerstyle Guitar-pop/funk/indie
For fans of: Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Tommy Emmanuel, Don Ross

Vinny has performed with a variety of bands ranging from original music, cover bands, and doo-wop groups. Most recently he has been playing as a solo fingerstyle guitarist. Fingerstyle guitar is a unique style of playing that blends fingerpicking with percussion on the body of the guitar. It is often considered a “one man band” approach to music. Vinny’s repertoire includes catchy melodic original pieces along with arrangements of classic pop music such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and the Beatles.

http://1vinnyb.tumblr.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Vin123man
 

9pm- Carl Gallagher & the Off-Track Bettors

Genre: Americana/Alt-Country
For fans of: The Band, The Felice Brothers, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker

Carl Gallagher & The Off-Track Bettors are a seven-piece band from Staten Island, NY. Founded by brothers Carl and Dan Gallagher (also of Wahoo Skiffle Crazies, The Headlocks, Heavy Weather) the OTB's like to call their sound Apocalyptic Americana. Whiskey-soaked, slightly paranoid, original country-blues-rock-&-roll; buy them a round and they might even play requests. Maybe...

http://carlgallagher.tumblr.com/
 

10pm- 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


11pm- Tom Cintula & The Buffalo 24
Genre: Singer Songwriter/ Acoustic Rock/ POP/ Americana/ Jam
For fans of: John Butler Trio/ Alpha Rev/ Marcus Eaton/ Dave Matthews Band

Tom Cintula & The Buffalo 24 have been playing together in one form or another for the past 12 years. Tom has been playing and writing songs since high school and met his current band members at Wagner College. His music is infused with the sounds of several genres, including rock, pop, funk, folk, R&B, jazz and has some jam band qualities.  

www.tomcintula.tumblr.com



https://twitter.com/TheBuffalo24

SUNDAY 10/19 
2-4pm- Dysfunctional4
      
MONDAY 10/20
8pm- Mickey Ehrlich
Genre: Singer-Songwriter
For fans of: Loudon Wainwright III, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs

Mickey Ehrlich has been writing and performing his original songs at clubs in Brooklyn and across the north east for more than a decade. He recorded his first album, Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist (Halfcut Records), when he was just 16. He has shared bills with luminaries such as Richard Buckner and Hammel on Trial. Mickey has been described as having the "raw emotion of Tom Waits combined with the easygoing humor of Loudon Wainwright III."

www.facebook.com/mickey.ehrlich.9
www.soundcloud.com/mickeyehrlichmusic


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

Alpine Way Music Video:
http://youtu.be/rlN6Y0MSeTI

Live in Studio Performance of Butte Montana:
http://youtu.be/uTqkAuPfWwU

Website:
http://www.nathankalish.us
 


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. M.F.has been surrounded by musicians since the moment she was born. It took her many years to realize and accept the fact that she is becoming a musician herself. After a decade spent gaining experiences on the Prague Jazz Scene (from blues and fusion oriented bands to cooperations with international bands, backing up rockstars and diving into silence with music therapy), she decided to get her ass kicked by the New York City, especially due to her having a serious affair with the devilish Charette and his "reliably burning" chops.

“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 10/21
8pm- Son of Dov
Genre: indie singer/songwriter
For fans of: Damien Jurado, Jose Gonzalez

From post-punk beginnings to melancholy daydreams, Son of Dov (Dennis King) is a singer/songwriter from Northwestern New Jersey. His indie/folksy delivery brings to mind artists such as, Two Gallants and Damien Jurado while crafting his own path at the same time. His first offering, “Gone to Seed EP”, released in spring 2013 is available in both cd format and downloadable via Noisetrade and Bandcamp. In 2013, Dennis placed his song, “Oh the Little Light”, in the award winning independent film, “Coyote” directed by Joe Eddy.
 

“There is a genuine effortlessness in Son of Dov’s music that is very inviting, and beautiful.” One fan at a time

“Son Of Dov Returns With Gorgeous New Composition Breathing Fire” SIMGE 2014

“Mount Olive’s, Dennis King emerged from his humble post-punk beginnings in 2013 as a soloist under the moniker Son of Dov to deliver one of the most captivating short form releases of the year in Gone to Seed.” Speak Into My Good Eye

“King has released a short set of acoustic folk tunes meant for the wanderlust in all of us. From the rolling 'Wheels of your Heart,' to the lush campfire tone of 'King of the World,” The Deli


Home
Son of Dov 
Son of Dov : Spartan and Free
Son of Dov-Breathing Fire (official Video) 

9pm- Shelter

10pm- Cameron Orr

11pm- Strangled Darlings 
Genre: Americana Doom Pop
For fans of: Tom Waits, the Beastie Boys, William Faulkner, Angry David Byrne, Violent Femmes

Strangled Darlings brings a punk intensity to their live show. Taking a cello and making it a hip hop bass. Taking mandolin and slapping it like a stubborn mule. The Portland based duo has been creating original tunes since 2009 and breaking the mold for what hipsters consider indie music. They bring a literary intelligence and political punch to their songs. Their song material varies widely to cover a blend of folk, hip hop, jazz and Americana with inspiration coming from: witchcraft in the Civil War, the morality of Somali piracy and the media impact of Neil Armstrong.

“Strangled Darlings are one of the few folk duos that deftly mix genres, emotions and observations to not only share what they’re thinking, but help you better clarify your own impressions. Isn’t that what great music is all about?”
- American Songwriter

“Imagine Tom Waits and Jack White drinking in a Romani dive bar, then haphazardly mixing DNA. That miracle baby might resemble PDX art-folk duo Strangled Darlings”
- Willamette Week

“Portland’s Strangled Darlings bring punk intensity to folk pop and completely bust the mold, creating smart, irreverent tunes using classic acoustic folk instrumentation paired with rough, impassioned vocals. Think of it rather like the Clash with an indie Northwestern American aesthetic.”
-Pop Matters
Website
Art Video
documentary vid


WEDNESDAY 10/22 
8pm- 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
 

9pm- Amandla Turner
Genre: Rock/Folk
For fans of: Bonnie Raitt, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson

Amandla Turner was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She joined the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, at an early age where she was instructed in choral singing for ten years. During her time with Byc, she was able to perform in various places such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden and Radio City. She also performed with Lorin Maazel of the NY Philharmonic, Elton John, Sting and Lou Reed to name a few. She eventually focused on guitar and songwriting and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts.

AmandlaTurner.com 


10pm- Jim Petrie Band

11pm- Eush
 

THURSDAY 10/23
8pm- Joe Redding

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

Original songs of redemption and hope, featuring farmers, sailors, dancers, fathers, lovers, Abraham Lincoln and The Knights Templar. Denizens of Brooklyn's South Slope, the Cornell Bros. (not brothers in fact, but brothers in music) have been playing NYC since 2010
, developing their soulful take on founder and songwriter Greg Cornell's tunes, with tight vocal harmonies in front. Many instruments will show up at their gigs: fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, harmonica, sometimes lap steel and piano, as well as a pared down drum kit that helps them rock and roll. They bring energy and joy to their musical sojourn.   

reverbnation.com/cornellbros  


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- Osloh 

FRIDAY 10/24
8pm- Donald & Lydia
Genre: Americana/Folk/Country
For fans of: John Prine, Hank Williams, Carolyn Mark, Rose Maddox & Buck Owens, Roseanne Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Bill Monroe, The Carter Family

Donald & Lydia hail from such far flung corners as Honolulu, Hawaii and Sunnyside, Queens. Brought together by a mutual love of old-fashioned, guitar pickin’ close country duets, heartbreak songs and booze, this acoustic duo plays a range of eclectic covers and original tunes. In the style of great country duos, George & Melba, Dolly & Porter, Prine & DeMent - Donlad & Lydia bring you sweet, sweet honky-tonk harmony duets with an ear to the past and a mouth full of sass. A wise-crackin’ good time, soaked in heartache, whiskey, and loneliness served neat, no chaser.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Donald-and-Lydia/369615096480321
 

9pm- Suzette Sundae & the Lovelifes

10pm- The Sometime Boys
Genre: Americana (folk/country/bluegrass/blues)
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Iron & Wine, Nick Drake, Loretta Lynn, Jorma Kaukonen

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

Website: www.thesometimeboy.com, www.facebook.com/thesometimeboys, www.reverbnation.com/thesometimeboys
Audio: https://www.facebook.com/Thesometimeboys/app_2405167945?ref=ts
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoXFC5Vz13I&feature=player_embedded 
 

Midnight Special- 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



SATURDAY 10/25
5pm- Brikelele Fest 3

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


http://cuervojones.bandcamp.com/ 



9pm- Brandi & The Alexanders
Genre: Soul/R&B
For fans of: Aretha Franklin, Sharon Jones, D’Angelo, James Brown, Jack Black’s band at the end of High Fidelity

Brandi & The Alexanders perform God damn soul music!  We play that good old fashioned good grinding good roaring ain’t nothing wrong with getting down tonight baby and feeling the floor now music.”
www.facebook.com/brandiandthealexanders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tyo3RTt2_Bs
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com


SUNDAY 10/26
7pm- Nerd Cabaret 

MONDAY 10/27
6-7:30pm- Monster Monday Madness

7:30pm- Art Talks Brooklyn

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- Geoff Raggett 
Genre: rock

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

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

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

11pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana/blues 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
 

TUESDAY 10/28
8pm- Noah Redfield

9pm- Dave Hassell Quintet 

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

WEDNESDAY 10/29
8pm- Camp Street

9pm- Without Whiskey 
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Fleet Foxes, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Avett Brothers

The dulcet harmonies of Without Whiskey have been lauded by many a listener from the far reaches of Crown Heights to the stony rows of Park Slope. Formed in the Spring of 2014, Without Whiskey consists of Nathaniel Riehl (vox/guitars), Patrick Cochrane (vox/guitars), and John Matson (vox/drums). All members contribute to the band's catalogue of original music which can be described as folky, sometimes ethereal, and always introspective. The band plans to release their first EP this fall. 


www.soundcloud.com/nathan-riehl
 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

www.peteandthestraydogs.com


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

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

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


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

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

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

www.ted.hefko.net

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY 11/1
8pm- Stanley John Mitchell and his Band of Buddies
Genre: Americana/singer -songwriter
For fans of:  Mumford and Sons, Neil Finn, Chuck Berry

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

“A delightful 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


9pm- Toby Singer and the Storm

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY 11/2
8:30pm- 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/


MONDAY 11/3
11pm- The Moon and You
Genre:  cello/folk
For fans of: Leon Redbone, Nick Drake, Gillian Welch, Richard and Linda Thompson

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY 11/4
8pm- Acousta Noir 

9pm- Neil Kenny
Genre: Antifolk
For fans of: Kenny Rodgers,Kenny G

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9pm- Jonathan Saraga Quintet 

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

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


11pm-
 

FRIDAY 11/7

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

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

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

http://www.joydragland.com


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY 11/9
7:30pm- Timecrash
Genre: Time Lord Rock (Trock)
For fans of: Doctor Who

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

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

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


MONDAY 11/10
8pm- Sara Jecko 

9pm- James Richards
Genre: Blue Ridge certified acousticfunkgrass
For fans of: Campfires, church choirs, birds on a wire, natty attire

James Richards makes music to live but not for a living, lending his voice and multi-instrumental work mostly for campfire sing-a-longs, benefits, house parties, and places of worship. A classically trained singer steeped in "Blue Ridge certified acousticfunkgrass," James looks to Lightnin' Hopkins, Otis Redding and Peter Gabriel among others for inspiration. He has shared stages with Peggy Seeger, Stacy Earle and Mark Stuart, Ellis Paul, and David Lamotte among many others. A recent Brooklyn transplant, after completing a 40 date southeast “Hello and Farewell Tour,” James is woodshedding songs for a new album, “Hearts and Minds,” while collaborating with local musicians at venues ranging from Joe's Pub and Webster Hall to All Souls Church and Sunny's. He also volunteers with Musicians on Call, bringing music to metro hospitals.

 “Richards makes the singer-songwriter craft look approachable. He owns a rare air that manages to include every listener in the room. His handling of the strings was on par with his emotional voice, which made the ears absorb every endearing tale.” - Hunter Pope - earfulmusic.com

"You can sing me anything..."- Rebecca Sulock - Mountain Xpress

"...a funky take on the acoustic singer-songwriter sound we know and love. We're glad he's a New Yorker now."- The New Yorker Festival - The New Yorker

www.reverbnation.com/jamesrichards


10pm- Alex Castle
Genre: humorous eclectic
For fans of:  sharp songwriting on a scale from “witty” to “hilarious”

Alex Castle does a lot of comedy shows, is the frontman of the 11-piece funk monster The Get It, and desperately seeks your approval.

alexcastle.net


TUESDAY 11/11- Veterans day
Veterans- your first one's on us and then drink happy hour prices all night long 

9pm- Louiza
Genre: Jazz influenced Indie Rock

LOUIZA is a raw blend of jazz, blues and indie-rock – A new electric project for the moody folk singer Rebecca Mimiaga

http://louiza.bandcamp.com/
 

10pm- County Kings 
Genre:  Indie/Irish Folk Rock
For fans of:  The Proclaimers, Billy Bragg, Ray Lamontagne, Steve Earl, Tori Amos, Big Country, The Pretenders, Gillian Welch, REM

County Kings is an Irish way of saying Brooklyn (a.k.a. Kings County). Their indie rock style blends folk and blues with traditional Irish songs. They mix acoustic and electric instrumentation with an emphasis on vocal harmonies and relevant messages.  Lead singer and principal songwriter, Gil Holohan, grew up singing traditional Irish songs in his parent’s pub.  He infuses County King’s music with that flavor as well as his progressive politics.

www.countykingsmusic.com


11pm- Jade Zabric
Genre: Pop/Rock
For fans of: Jason Mraz, Michelle Branch

Singer/Songwriter Jade Zabric was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating high school, she served five years in the US Air Force and separated with an honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant. While in the Air Force, Jade was the lead guitar player for a morale band on a world tour including Europe and the Middle East. Since moving to New York City, she has been studying at NYU and in 2011, played guitar for Harlem Repertoire Theater's Production of DreamGirls. Jade's album, "Singer/Songwriter," was released in July 2013. She makes her living busking on the streets of NYC.

She's Rock, R&B, Alternative, Progressive with a little lick of Country.

http://www.jadezabric.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jadezabricmusic
http://www.soundcloud.com/jadezabric
http://www.reverbnation.com


WEDNESDAY 11/12
8pm- Decanted Youth
 
FRIDAY 11/14
8pm- Hiro Suzuki Band
Genre: Blues, Country, Rock, etc...
http://profile.ameba.jp/hs335bluz/


9pm- JD Patch
For fans of: Country and honky tonk music
We play hell raisin' beer drinking blue collar roadhouse honky tonk music. Play a lot of originals with a few covers from Hank Jr to Waylon to Merle Haggard 


deadamble.com 


10pm- The Sometime Boys
Genre: Americana (folk/country/bluegrass/blues)
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Iron & Wine, Nick Drake, Loretta Lynn, Jorma Kaukonen

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

Website: www.thesometimeboy.com, www.facebook.com/thesometimeboys, www.reverbnation.com/thesometimeboys
Audio: https://www.facebook.com/Thesometimeboys/app_2405167945?ref=ts
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoXFC5Vz13I&feature=player_embedded


SATURDAY 11/15
5-6:30pm- Brooklyn Cultured Foods Forum
 
Join the Brooklyn Fermentation Festival at The Way Station for a panel discussion that will explore the cultural significances, flavors, and techniques of fermented foods and beverages from around the world. The Live Cultures will perform a set following the forum. Panel speakers, pricing, and foods to be announced.

Samples of fermented foods provided by Mason & Mug - Pickles & Beer!
Seasonal farm-to-table small plates, beer & wine bar. Inspired casual eating places the world over, while utilizing local ingredients. Entering a long tiled bar greets you among reclaimed wood and Chinese lanterns, to the right a full wall street art mural. Mason Jars of house fermented pickles, kimchi & sauerkraut line the high shelves above the bar. Strictly Kosher too!


7pm- The Live Cultures
Genre: Indie-Folk
For fans of:  Fleet Foxes, Devendra Banhart,

A fermentation-themed folk band from New York City, The Live Cultures play original & traditional folk music from the Americas & abroad: guitar, violin, banjo, cello, mandolin, washboard, and 4-part harmony.

"The music is restorative and the band’s spirit and enthusiasm is infectious." - T.W. Barrett, author of Culinary Types Blog

"I like The Live Cultures on Facebook." - Sandor Katz, author of Wild Fermentation.

website: http://www.facebook.com/thelivecultures
video: https://vimeo.com/97776492
audio/album: http://thelivecultures.bandcamp.com


SURF NIGHT
Drink specials, surf videos and leis. 
Wear a Hawaiian shirt and drink happy hour prices all night. 

8pm- Strange But Surf

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- The Ninth Wave
Genre: hot rod surf
For fans of: surf/garage/60s/instrumental/guitar/rockabilly/rock

9th Wave has been performing since 1995, from the northeast (NYC, Boston) as far south as Savannah GA. Regulars at nearly every Sleazefest & Instro Summit (music festivals in NC), and Ohana Luau at the Lake (upstate NY), 9th Wave, from Storrs CT, plays an diverse combination of surf, exotica & hot rod music at regional music and tiki festivals, hot rod/motorcycle/custom car shows, cultural institutions, clubs, and more. With their unique and signature style, 9th Wave has recorded six full-length CDs of original music. The 9th Wave sound is made up of Mike “Staccato” Rosado on lead surf guitar, Negative Ed on bass, Phred Rawles on drums, and Sandy Rosado on Farfisa organ, rhythm guitar, flute, and saxophone. 9th Wave and the Rosados are also champions of East Coast Surf Music, and are the founders and directors of The North East Surf Music Alliance, the largest network of surf bands in the world.

www.9thwavesurf.com
http://www.9thwavesurf.com/music.htm 

http://www.9thwavesurf.com/index.html 

MONDAY 11/17
8pm- Julia McKinnis

9pm- Daniel Amedee 

10pm- Que Vlo-ve?
Genre: Rebetika (Ρεμπετικα)
For fans of:  Early 20thc. Blues, Greek & otherwise

Music of the rough parts of Athens, c.1928.  As the politsmani raid a basement, kicking over the hookah and scattering the crowd, out on the docks a garishly dandified & lovesick thug watches the harbor for a shipment of untaxed cigarettes & weeps into his fist.  

https://www.facebook.com/quevlove


TUESDAY 11/18
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- Denise Barbarita
Genre: Singer/songwriter: A Combination of Pop Angst, Rock, and Folk with die-hard female vocals and an unflinching attitude.
For fans of: The Dodos, Bat for Lashes, The Pretenders, Muse, Kate Bush

Denise Barbarita is a singer/songwriter based in NYC.  She performs as a soloist and also with her band The Morning Papers. Denise has released 4 CDs independently. “Beauty Lied”, “Chaos & Congeniality”, “Alive & B-Sides” and her most recent work, “A Beautiful Mess”.

Denise’s songs have received national and international radio airplay and she has been successful in licensing her original music for film and TV programs.  She has also toured across the US and throughout Europe since 2003.

"There’s a feline quality about Denise Barbarita’s music, something wonderfully animalistic in the best sense of the word." -Kevan Breitinger, Reviewer, Indie-Music.com  (Sept. 2005, C&C review)

Denise Barbarita is a superior Rock chick, one who can take a stage and the audience will immediatly shut up. She’s a bad-ass, lit match that’s taking the indie music industry at full storm and won’t stop ‘til she’s unpluggged. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself...Denise is my monthly editor’s pick for July 2005 -Heather Corcoran, Reviewer, CoffeehouseTour.com  (July 2005, C&C review)

“Soothing while seething, the siren sounds sweet before she smashes your boat to pieces. This is how I would sum up the sound of Denise Barbarita.”- Nikki Chipman, NorthEast In-Tune Magazine

http://www.denisebarbarita.com
https://soundcloud.com/denisebarbarita/sets/denise-barbarita-songwriter


WEDNESDAY 11/19
8pm- Sara Bouchard and the Salt Parade
Genre: Roots/Folk/Blues
For fans of: Neko Case, Norah Jones, Cat Power, Gillian Welch, The Be Good Tanyas, Jolie Holland, The Carter Family, Bessie Smith

A masterful blend of tradition and experimentation, SALT PARADE celebrates the golden era of jazz, blues and folk while soulfully imagining the future. Sara Bouchard's signature salty-sweet vocals will stop you in your tracks; her smart, colorful lyrics - taken from history books and other unlikely sources - will hold you hypnotized. Salt Parade is the newest project from Bouchard, also known to the roots scene as mandolinist, vocalist and songwriter of Union Street Preservation Society. Having recently debuted at Rockwood Music Hall, Salt Parade marches forward against an impeccable acoustic backdrop, mixing an irresistible touch of the unconventional into nostalgic Americana.

"Unlike any music I have heard in years, Bouchard’s approach demands that you stop and listen." - Frances Hunter, author

www.sarabouchard.com
 

9pm- Philip Lynch
Genre: Alternative folk-rock
For fans of: Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Buzzcocks, Replacements

Philip Lynch is a native New York songwriter. He's played many various venues including Pete's Candystore, Banjo Jim's, No Malice Palace, bar82, Keenan's Piano Bar and Lounge, An Beal Bocht, No Fun Bar, National Undergournd, Gaslight, Parkside Lounge, Alphabet Lounge and R Bar. While currently wrapping up work on an album of various sundry sounds collected over the years Lynch is still plowing ahead with new songs. It is apparent that he also paints when you hear his lyrics. A nice range and mix of songs but all with his unique stamp. He also writes a blog of musical notions.

tunes: www.philiplynch.bandcamp.com
blog: www.philiplynchmusic.com


Suzette Sundae & the Lovelifes

THURSDAY 11/20
8pm- Kenny Young and the Eggplants
Genre: Intergalactic folk-and-roll
For fans of: Fountains of Wayne. Honestly, the Eggplants don’t sound all that much like anyone in particular, but DJs frequently play us alongside other musicians with oddball lyrics and catchy tunes, including They Might Be Giants, Warren Zevon, The Kinks, Robyn Hitchcock, the Ramones, the Flaming Lips, Devo, the B-52s, Jonathan Richman, Violent Femmes, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, and Life in a Blender. (But we really don’t sound like any of them … and some people think Kenny sounds like Tom Petty!)

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

"The Eggplants mix brainy, funny lyrics with a fine sense of what makes pop music wonderful." -- Dr. Demento

"Gentle insanity with irresistible tunes" -- The Herald

“They mix the wit of Jonathan Richman with the sound of the Nico-era Velvets to create a surreal and satirical gumbo.” -- Sunday Herald

“A wonderful weird band” -- The Scotsman

"Surreal entertainment ... energetic, unpredictable and fun ... There is genius among the Eggplants." -- Sunday Mail

“The naivete Kenny wears on his sleeve is genuine - think of an East Village Brian Wilson, without the money but still tilted in his own wacked-out way.” -- Village Voice

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

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

‘Aubergenius!’  (Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales)
"An endearingly oddball trio, carving their singular niche somewhere between whimsy, psychedelia, and classic lo-fi pop." -- The Scotsman

"Brooklyn's finest ... They channel the spirit of Jonathan Richman into a sort of wonky Velvet Underground/Beach Boys hybrid that has to be seen to be believed." -- Sunday Herald

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

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 like to sing a lot, meet new people and other musicians. We play because we have a good time doing it and want others to share in that experience. We like to 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- Three Pints Shy
Genre: Irish Rock Band
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2


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


FRIDAY
GOTHAM HOLLER NIGHT

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!”.

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

9pm- Aron Blue

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SATURDAY 11/22
8pm- Eliza and the Organix

9pm- Brandi & The Alexanders
Genre: Soul/R&B
For fans of: Aretha Franklin, Sharon Jones, D’Angelo, James Brown, Jack Black’s band at the end of High Fidelity

Brandi & The Alexanders perform God damn soul music!  We play that good old fashioned good grinding good roaring ain’t nothing wrong with getting down tonight baby and feeling the floor now music.”
www.facebook.com/brandiandthealexanders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tyo3RTt2_Bs


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com


MONDAY 11/24
6pm- Monster Monday Madness

7:30pm- Art Talks Brooklyn

9pm-

10pm- 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 11/25
8pm- 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


9pm- 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
 

10pm- Swingaroos
Genre: Swing/Jazz
For fans of:  Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Dorsey, Jamie Cullum, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller

Swing-era Territory Band. Originals & 1930-40s Hit Parade. Hot Swing with Hollywood Class & Vaudeville Spirit.

http://theswingaroos.bandcamp.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5XODebY3T4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsV8IyKv4eQ
  

WEDNESDAY 11/26
8pm- Rob Robinson 

9pm- Yoav Shlomov

FRIDAY 11/28 
8pm- Mike Herz

9pm- Bride & Groom
Genre: Folk / Indie / Pop
For fans of:  Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling, Tallest Man on Earth, Dave Van Ronk

Bride & Groom is an Indie Folk duo based out of Montreal, Quebec, consisting of guitar playing and songwriter Jesse Daniel Smith and cellist Kaitlyn Raitz. When the couple reached a musical crossroads in early 2014, the group was formed in the hopes of performing harmonically driven, contemporary songs that continue the folk tradition.

"Bride & Groom, the duo and EP, are the cream of the crop in indie folk music." -IAE Magazine
www.brideandgroommusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHyXSgGxaTM
www.soundcloud.com/brideandgroom


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

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

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

http://www.denbaya.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTJYzq2Uqfc


SATURDAY 11/29
8pm- Royal Holland

9pm- Hamin Reed

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 

TUESDAY 12/2
8pm- Emily Lembo

WEDNESDAY 12/3
Tom Waits Birthday Tribute

7:45- Miles Reads, What's He Building

8pm-

8:30pm- Rosa Tu
Genre: singer-songwriter/folk
For fans of: Neko Case, Aimee Mann, Joni Mitchell

Rosa is an American woman who writes and performs songs. Her songs are acoustic, multi-layered stories that spend time in living rooms, coffee shops and other quiet spaces. Her influences range from Leonard Cohen, to traditional Bulgarian music, to the soundtrack of Final Fantasy VII. Rosa feels happy cooking/eating delicious food, lying on the floor in homey spaces, and singing. She hopes that her music will continue to evolve, and to evoke lost feelings and a sense of warmth to the people who listen to it.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtumusic
Bandcamp: http://rosatu.bandcamp.com/


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 

 
10pm-12am- Big in Japan

FRIDAY 12/5
8pm- Cygne
Genre: blues/electric folk
For fans of: PJ Harvey, Ricki Lee Jones, Edie Brickell

Whether she’s calling out corrupt bankers, Monsanto, or no-good boyfriends the 1970s punk spirit of Tom Petty and Patti Smith pulsates in these songs, ensuring the next generation of blues-infused rock and roll. “Ultimately my intention is to uplift and inspire people,” says Cygne. “Life is short. There’s no need to spend it following orders and not doing what you love. My mission is to show people that, yes, it can be done.”

 “Illuminating” - Eugene Weekly
“Extraordinary” - Montgomery News

www.finalpressrecords.com
www.facebook.com/cygnemusic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNpcXOtSxuQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibohqFDapOc


SATURDAY 12/6
8pm- Stanley John Mitchell and his Band of Buddies
Genre: Americana/singer -songwriter
For fans of:  Mumford and Sons, Neil Finn, Chuck Berry

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

“A delightful 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
 

9pm-  Barefoot & Bankside

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY 12/9
9pm- Danielle Austin

WEDNESDAY 12/10
8pm- The Mad Ones

9pm- Andrew & Ashley

10pm- Emily Danger
Genre: Dark cabaret rock
For fans of: Radiohead, Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley, Florence and the Machine

Emily Danger is a dark cabaret rock band from Brooklyn.  They combine haunting melodies & vulnerable lyrics with orchestral, heavy and often dissonant arrangements.  They recently toured throughout the US and Canada, released their debut EP, “Paintings” to widespread critical acclaim, and were featured artists on WFMU.  Their disturbing, yet beautiful music video for “Shed My Skin” can be seen on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHdRGJm2pbY.  They love dancing, tiny ponies, whiskey, and talkin’ trash.

"A band blessed with talent for creating a dramatic sound that supports and gives a perfect platform for a voice so dynamic and soaring in its ability to move you with beautiful tones to a full almost angry vocal performance…" ("Indie Dunes")

“Emily Danger pushes the definition of indie rock while providing a one-of-a-kind listening experience. The world has yet to be exposed to music so richly unique and layered with talent.” (“Lemonade Magazine”)

www.emilydangerband.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHdRGJm2pbY
www.soundcloud.com/emily-danger


THURSDAY 12/11
8pm- The LoveHowl
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- At the Moment

Genre: INDIE POP
For fans of: Elvis Costello, Buddy Holly, Neil Finn

AT THE MOMENT is the latest band from NYC based songwriter, Daniel Stampfel (The Inevitable Breakups/The Skastafarians). With a sound that is all at once jangly, rocking, lovesick and hopeful, the band features accomplished NYC musicians Dave Van Epp (lead guitar), Emma DeCorsey (backing vocals), Turner Stough (bass), and Bradley Gunyon (drums).   Their debut Monte Carlo EP presents some of the best songs of Stampfel’s career — stripped of the boundaries of genre or expectations, they strongly stand alone, each an endlessly catchy hook wrapped in an expertly played rock song.

“AT THE MOMENT works a catchy area between the Jayhawks at their most cosmopolitan, the Raspberries at their most melodic and Big Star at their most focused, with a more propulsive, rhythmic drive than any of those bands.” – New York Music Daily

“AT THE MOMENT’s latest EP, Monte Carlo, is a foundational trio of summery pop songs that shimmer in the way that only great songs can”  - Stereosubversion.com

“…winsome songs, each with perfectly crafted hooks and ringing guitars.” – BrooklynRocks

www.atthemomentmusic.com
http://www.atthemomentmusic.com/videos
http://www.atthemomentmusic.com/monte-carlo-ep
 

10pm- 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 12/12
8pm- Hiro Suzuki Band
Genre: Blues, Country, Rock, etc...
http://profile.ameba.jp/hs335bluz/


9pm- 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


10pm- The Sometime Boys
Genre: Americana (folk/country/bluegrass/blues)
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Iron & Wine, Nick Drake, Loretta Lynn, Jorma Kaukonen

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

Website: www.thesometimeboy.com, www.facebook.com/thesometimeboys, www.reverbnation.com/thesometimeboys
Audio: https://www.facebook.com/Thesometimeboys/app_2405167945?ref=ts
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoXFC5Vz13I&feature=player_embedded


SATURDAY 12/13
9pm- The Seventh Word
Genre: Rock and Roll
For fans of: Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Meat Puppets, White Stripes

In their current formation as a power trio, Brooklyn's The Seventh Word toes the line between dirty, distorted, distinctly American rock and sticky, cynical pop, with unexpected melodies supporting wistful lyrics regarding the complexities of lost love, memory, and imaginary mathematics. Singer/guitarist/pianist Isaiah Singer studied poetry with Ishmael Reed, and is a former member of Genesis P-Orridge's Psychic TV and Bryin Dall’s 4th Sign of the Apocalypse. 

www.seventhword.com
https://soundcloud.com/the-seventh-word
 

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

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

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


MONDAY 12/15
8pm- John Cathal O'Brien

TUESDAY 12/16
9pm- Crying Wolf 

WEDNESDAY 12/17
8pm- Alison Shearer Quintet

THURSDAY 12/18
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. 

SATURDAY 12/20
9pm- Scapel Fight

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 

12/25- Christmas Day
Dr. Who Christmas Special

12/26
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!”.

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

SATURDAY 12/27
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


12/31- New Wave Eve Party
times square and fireworks on the big screen.80s music all night

2015
SATURDAY 1/3
10pm- 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 1/9
8pm- Lulu Fall and James Theory
Genre: Soul
For fans of: Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley

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

www.lf-jt.com
www.soundcloud.com/lulu-fall-james-theory

9pm- The Visions
Genre: Pop/Funk
For fans of: Prince/ Haim/ Frank Ocean

The Visions are brothers Ben and Michael Shugarman and longtime friend Ryan Brooks. They write, produce, record, and perform all of their music. Their sound lives at the intersection of pop and funk, in the possibility of a new destination, a different approach to songwriting. To hear them live is to feel their musical heritage in the raw. In between then and now, The Visions are on the road.

wearethevisions.com  


10pm- Everyman
Genre: R&B/Funk/Rock
For fans of: Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Matthews

Everyman is a group of musicians who intend to take the popular music genre in a new direction. Their sound incorporates elements of rock, jazz, blues, funk, soul, reggae and hip hop. John, Dylan and Allen have been together as Everyman for over six years. All three of these guys were child performers who have matured into marvelous musicians and sophisticated songwriters. Although they have been separated for periods of time due to individual musical and scholastic obligations, they have remained dedicated to each other and to their never ending quest to achieve a higher state of musical nirvana in their next live performance.

“If you’re looking for something smooth, silky, tender, passionate and infused with tasty jazz licks and funky beats, Everyman is undoubtedly for real.” –Jim Testa

Everymanmusicgroup.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/EVERYMANMusicGroup
https://www.reverbnation.com/everymanmusicgroup
 

SATURDAY 1/17
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 1/23
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 1/24
9pm- The Seventh Word
Genre: Rock and Roll
For fans of: Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Meat Puppets, White Stripes

In their current formation as a power trio, Brooklyn's The Seventh Word toes the line between dirty, distorted, distinctly American rock and sticky, cynical pop, with unexpected melodies supporting wistful lyrics regarding the complexities of lost love, memory, and imaginary mathematics. Singer/guitarist/pianist Isaiah Singer studied poetry with Ishmael Reed, and is a former member of Genesis P-Orridge's Psychic TV and Bryin Dall’s 4th Sign of the Apocalypse. 

www.seventhword.com
https://soundcloud.com/the-seventh-word


MONDAY 1/26
The Invisible Dog Art Center, Risa Shoup, Associate Director

FRIDAY 1/30
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 2/21
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 3/6
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 3/21
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 

SATURDAY 4/18
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 

SATURDAY 5/16
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 

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