Events


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

 


THURSDAY 6/25
8pm- Zuni Mountain Boys
The Zuni Mountain Boys are an Americana duo based out of Brooklyn, NY. Connor McGinnis and Matt Campbell formed the group in early 2014. They recorded their first EP in East Nashville in late May 2014 over two days, and released it via bandcamp in August 2014. The five song EP consists predominantly of two acoustic guitars, and two part harmonies with Connor singing the leads, and Matt accompanying. Dobro and piano are the only other accents on the recording, leaving the sound spare, with little more than is necessary to deliver the song. The lyrics hesitate to dip into the abstract, and instead paint the sound with ordinary images that allow the listener to arrive at something larger on their own. 

https://thezunimountainboys.bandcamp.com/


9pm- Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth
Genre: Americana, alt-folk-rock
For fans of: Brandi Carlile, Fleetwood Mac, Kathleen Edwards

Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth is an Americana band based out of Reading, PA. Reese's acoustic guitar, strong songwriting, and country-leaning lead vocals combined with electric guitarist Mark Watter's indie-rock hooks makes for a fresh take on their familiar genre. Since forming the band in 2013, CRD5 has toured extensively around the east coast, including an appearance on Nashville's Music City Roots show. Reese and her band have released three original albums to date and opened for a variety of notable songwriters such as Ben Folds, Chris Stapleton (Grammy-nominated SteelDrivers), and Riders in the Sky. Reese's song "Pennsylvania, Again" has been featured in American Songwriter, and the band was a top five finalist in PHL Live's competition to name the best country/folk band in Philadelphia. They are also Y102's local artist of the year.

"As a country-folk-rock group, Caroline and her boys cover a lot of genre turf without missing a beat. CR+D5...blends the crystalline grit of Caroline’s voice with some powerhouse electric guitar, giving us a sort of feminine rock that we haven’t heard much of since Stevie Nicks." -Emmy Fortunato, Verge Magazine

"With it's heartfelt display of edgy folk and Americana, "The Electric Year" clearly illustrates why Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth are garnering attention..."  -Jim Price, Pennsylvania Musician Magazine

www.carolinereesemusic.com 


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

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

www.facebook.com/Cropdust


11pm- Bourbon Express
Genre: Country
For fans of: Emmy-Lou Harris, Johnny Cash

Bourbon Express is a country band led by singer-songwriter Katie Brennan. Influences include Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, and George Jones. It’s twangy toe-tapping music that’s new yet familiar, and just might give you a hankering for a cool glass of whiskey and a honky-tonk.

bourbonexpress.com
 

FRIDAY 6/26
8pm- A Valley Son
Genre: Rock

For fans of: Father John Misty and Band of Horses

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.

avalleyson.com

9pm- 12KO 
Genre: Pop/Funk
For fans of: Aretha Franklin, Taylor Swift, Hall & Oates 

Hailing from New York City, 12KO is a driven, passionate and charismatic band with a unique approach to their blend of pop and funk. "We want people to love the songs and get them stuck in their heads!" The above statement is as direct and simple as it is ambitious, and it is a great sum-up of the band’s attitude: it’s all about positive vibes and infectious grooves that will get you on the dance floor! The band’s catchy sound echoes the Top 40s artists of today, but with a retro twist: the 8-piece is a true hurricane on a stage, musically and visually: their shows are lavish sonic feasts where band and crowd engage on a personal and powerful level.

12KOmusic.com
Facebook.com/12KOmusic
Soundcloud.com/12KO
Instagram: @12KOband
https://youtu.be/DFYOeDos5yA
 

10pm- 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

 
SATURDAY 6/27
4pm- Readers of the Lost Ark Book Club
Book: American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
More information and group updates are available on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/540489066090307/


8pm- Zamba 2 Samba
Genre: roots samba
For fans of: Marisa Monte, Elis Regina, Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Adoniran Barbosa

Conceived as a tribute to "Samba de Raiz" or roots samba, Zamba 2 Samba delves deep into Brazil's musical past offering reinterpretations of Brazil's most joyous music from the '40's, '50's & '60's. Led by Susan Justice's beautiful, clear voice and backed by both Brazilian and a revolving group of international musicians, Zamba 2 Samba will take you to a small samba club in Lapa, Rio...at least for the night.

reverbnation.com/zamba2samba


9pm- Hanging Hills 
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, CSNY, Midlake

Hanging Hills is a folk rock band from Willimantic, CT, a source for the growing music and arts scene in the state’s quiet corner. Crafting songs that are heavily rooted in the past while maintaining a steady foothold in the present, they constantly bridge the gap between nostalgia and innocent wonder.

"Beautiful and poignant lyrics are draped around spacious and lush musical pieces like the accoutrements of a vast musical dwelling." - Chip McCabe, Lonesome Noise

https://www.facebook.com/hanginghills?fref=ts
https://hanginghills.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-divide
 

10pm- Matt Cranstoun with Moonlasher
Genre: Pop, Alternative
For fans of: Prince, David Bowie, Tom Waits

The core of this band is rooted in blues and alternative styles. The mix of modern sounds and arrangements make for a great marriage between familiar feels and something entirely original. Matt focuses heavily on lyrical content and has a versatile voice that reaches from intimate whispers to soaring peaks. The emphasis of the shows are on energy. This band brings the energy. 

"The energy jumped off the stage into the crowd and every mouth dropped in amazement as Cranstoun captivated the room."
- YouSingIWrite.com

"...Matt conveyed a sense of urgency and longing as his breathy vocals and guitar work built up to a passionate outcry backed by fierce strumming"
- DC MusicLive

www.mattcranstoun.com

11pm- The Sky Captains of Industry
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Rock and Roll
For fans of: David Bowie, Devo, Queen

The Sky Captains of Industry came from the future to inform you about the upcoming apocalypse and/or to rock it to rubble. Are they men? Are they machines? Will they indeed save the rest of your heart?

While allegories dressed as science fiction may not be new to this world, they’ve never been more aesthetically pleasing than they are here. I mean, at bottom, once you strip away all the concept and metaphor, Rocket City is just a really, really great sounding record of awesome songs.”— Chris Michael, Eat That Guitar

http://skycaptainsofindustry.com
 
SUNDAY 6/28
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

Weird Science
Have you figured out this month’s theme yet? In this month of sci-fi ideas run amok, we end with John Hughes’ classic teenage fantasy movie. Guest hosts Marc and Ed, from our Monday screenings, present the perfect sex goddess as only us nerds can envision her.

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

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 6/29
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness- Explorers

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!

TUESDAY 6/30
8pm- Marc Delgado
Genre: Alt-Rock/Americana/Folk

For fans of: R.E.M/Son Volt/Bob Dylan/Pavement/Grant Lee Buffalo 

Marc Delgado’s songs are eclectic & 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- Patricia Santos

Genre: cello rock, singer-songwriter
For fans of: Bessie Smith, Gillian Welch, DeVotchKa

Patricia is a singing cellist (vocellist) who loves many musical styles and uses both traditional and new cello techniques to craft her songs and arrangements.  Particular loves are blues, rock, and folk styles, and getting a little weird.

“like drinking awesome through the ears” - Celestial Blue Music


“dark diverse cello rocker” - Lucid Culture

www.PatriciaSantos.com
www.FB.com/cellopatricia 


Photo Credit: Marc Santos Photography
 

10pm- JWQ

11pm- Institute of Flyer Learning
Genre: hip-hop/neo-soul/electronic
For fans of: Little Dragon, Janelle Monae, Theophilus London, Outkast, The Flaming Lips

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

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

WEDNESDAY 7/1
8pm- Tim Barr 
Genre: indie rock
For fans of: Cymbals Eat Guitars, Spoon, Wilco

After years in the music scene with gigs ranging from playing in clubs as part of Lana Del Rey’s band to playing with Dizzy Gillespie’s pianist Mike Longo, songwriter Tim Barr met English producer Kristopher Harris and together they recorded Silverbird’s acclaimed debut EP, Surface Life. With the addition of Corey Davis on bass, Dan Whaley on lead guitar and Jacob Schuab on drums, their music fearlessly treads through an emotional landscape that, combined with infectious melodies and swirling, intricate rhythms, provides an absolutely enchanting first listen. Their debut LP, Pureland, is due out later this year.

“….it’s only a matter of time before Silverbird buzzes its way to the top.” - CMJ,

“Tim’s songwriting skills are sure to amp up your day with almost gospel-like energy.” - LADYGUNN

www.silverbirdsongs.com

www.soundcloud.com/silverbirdsongs
 

9pm- Those Sensible Shoes

Genre: Acoustic Folk
For fans of: Nick Drake, The Swell Season, The Milk Carton Kids

Those Sensible Shoes are Anthony Mulcahy and Rachel Stern, who began playing and writing original music together in September 2014 after meeting through the Big City Folk Collective. They perform a blend of acoustic and indie folk with unique harmonies. Based in New York City, they have been playing shows all over Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey. They are currently working on their first album, due in Spring 2015. 

http://www.thosesensibleshoes.com
https://www.facebook.com/thosesensibleshoesmusic


10pm- Oh! Mega!
Genre: Transatlantic witch-pop
For fans of: Talking Heads, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fiona Apple, My Brightest Diamond, Pink Floyd, Elbow

Oh! Mega! is an unbridled quintet hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Pennsyltucky, and Milan. Armed with a mercurial lead singer, bold instrumentalists, and a new EP, they're poised to strike with a vivid blend of genres from rockabilly to jazz to pop-punk. 

“...a force of nature - jazzy edging into jazz-punk, raw and once in a while downright spasmodic (and, yes, I say that like it’s a good thing). Above all else, Oh! Mega! is deeply musical.”
--Peter Melnick, award-winning composer and lyricist (“The Last Smoker in America,” “Snow in August”) 

“Oh! Mega!’s fresh brand of witch-soul will delight fans of Kate Bush and other pioneers of dynamic female-fronted pop bands.” --Sophie Chernin, Madam West 

ohmegamusic.com
www.cdbaby.com/m/cd/ohmega 

11pm- The Travelers

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

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

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7YZQwi8lDys
music-thetravelers.bandcamp.com
Reverbnation.com/travelersmusic


THURSDAY 7/2
Wasabassco

FRIDAY 7/3
8pm- Vintage Language Trio
Genre: Funk
For fans of: The Meters, Lettuce, Stanton Moore, Medeski Martin & Wood, John Scofield, Charlie Hunter

Mighty funky grooves. Vintage Language Trio (VL3) formed in 2012 and played their first gig before they rehearsed or had any material. The trio built on those raw, improvisational beginnings and created a strong musical chemistry with a sound that's always rooted in rhythm and groove. VL3 plays high energy sets filled with original tunes and funky covers.

Facebook.com/VintageLanguageTrio
 

9pm- Soul'D Out NYC 
Genre: Soul music
For fans of: Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, King Curtis, Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Stax Records, Southern Soul

Soul'D Out NYC is a nine piece band featuring vocalist Aliah Sheffield on vocal. The band is composed of four horns (Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone) and a rhythm section (guitar, bass, drums and keyboard). It was created in December 2011 by French Pianist and band leader Olivier Court.
Through original compositions and arrangements, our purpose is to bring back to life a certain type of sound from the late 60′s early 70′s Soul, Jazz and Gospel.

www.facebook.com/thesouldoutband
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm6p3nttvrk


10pm- Kenny Brothers Band
Genre: Americana Jam
For fans of: Little Feat, The Band, Phish, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers

We are an Americana jam band from Portsmouth NH. Our influences include Little Feat, phish, The Band, and the Grateful dead. We are a four-piece band with a guitarist, bassist, drummer and multi instrumentalist. In one set you could hear Electric guitar, Electric mandolin, Electric Banjo, Electric bass, percussion, drums, stand-up bass, acoustic guitar, and acoustic banjo. We play high energy shows with a lot of improvisation, vocal harmonies and groove.

“The Kenny Brothers Band are a staple on the seacoast music scene”- Chris Hislop, Spotlight Magazine 

http://www.jambase.com/Artists/109659/The-Kenny-Brothers
http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20150219/NEWS/150218963/101143/NEWS
www.kennybrothersband.com
https://kennybrothersband.bandcamp.com/album/kenny-brothers-band-live-ep-vol-1
https://kennybrothersband.bandcamp.com/album/kenny-brothers-band-unplugged-vol-1
https://soundcloud.com/kennybrothersband
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTCNwH7zUUQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu_vjs4gTfY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs0mR7MXUUU


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

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

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


www.shareefkeyes.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asp0qEAxmf4
http://www.youtube.com/v/l7PUFffJYqA 


Happy JULY 4!
AMERICA!
Drink cold beer, shoot the shit and listen to music. What could be more American?

SUNDAY 7/5
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

Independence Day
Did you have a good Fourth of July? Did you think we’d show something other than this? Do you remember when Will Smith did good movies?

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

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 7/6
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!
 
TUESDAY 7/7
8pm- Starr Busby

9pm- Jenn Mundia
Genre: Acoustic Soul
For fans of: Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Lianne La Havas, Corinne Bailey Rae

Jenn Mundia is an acoustic soul songstress spreading her sultry vocals one song a time.  Her poignant and relatable lyrics cut through the room when she tames her raw vocals to tell a story. Mundia is not afraid to wail over the blues, but will ground you with messages of love and love lost.  The intimate performances of this Brooklyn songbird are not to be missed!

"..a combination of ballad and acoustic soul, with longing and hopeful lyrics. Jenn's band was tight and spot on all evening, navigating tight hits and quick melodies through a tapestry of soul sounds.  Grounded by her long time bass player Tim Borecky, the band kept the crowd moving in their seats while her lyrics kept them listening." -Feast Of Music

www.jennmundia.com
youtube.com/jennmundia
facebook.com/jennmundiamusic
instagram.com/jennmundia 
 

10pm- J. Hoard

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

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


WEDNESDAY 7/8
8pm- Joe Redding
Genre: Country/Folk
For fans of: Johnny Cash, Bill Callahan, Bright Eyes, Hank Williams

Influenced by the sounds of Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Joe Redding writes songs that are lyrically grounded in the darker aspects of the human experience. His fiery lyrics are brought to life by his raw, gritty baritone voice – which at times ascends into higher registers – revealing his passion for the heavy hitting, outlaw style of folk/country music that he came to love as a young man living in the Catskill Mountains.

"Redding navigates a dark, winding road through crumbling Americana soundscapes... Politically charged and emotionally bold" -Dan Bolles, Seven Days VT

joeredding.com
joeredding.bandcamp.com
youtube.com/JoeReddingMusic


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

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

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

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

www.seventhword.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Seventh-Word/327201560769335
http://theseventhword.bandcamp.com/album/gold-gravity
http://open.spotify.com/album/3HAsoiXRHlOvAt1jRF1tmb


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

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

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

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

www.nathanleigh.net
nathanleigh.bandcamp.com
www.soundcloud.com/nathanleighsays
https://www.youtube.com/user/keroscenerecords


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
 

THURSDAY 7/9
8pm- Johnny Stanec
Genre: Acoustic/Alternative
For fans of: Tom Petty, Elliott Smith, Ryan Adams, Beatles, Neil Young

Johnny Stanec is a singer-songwriter from Youngstown, OH. His music is influenced by the classic songwriting of the 60s and early 70s, with a modern twist. Focusing on lyrics and bright melodies, his songs have caught the attention of fans all over the world. Since 2007 he has released records with his long-running band, First In Space, as well as solo. His third solo album, ‘No Horizon’, is being released in April 2015.

“Stanec is an incredible player, but most importantly an incredible songwriter. It’s about time someone gives him credit for it.” – BJ Lisko (Canton Repository)

www.facebook.com/johnnystanecmusic 
www.reverbnation.com/johnnystanec 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bix9ZX1U0wM
 

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


Brooklyn via Boston singer/songwriter Peter Wise (ASCAP) has had a lifelong passion for music, playing guitar and piano for over 17 years.  Spending the last four plus years performing in and around NYC, Wise brings a wide variety of musical influences into his own blend of alternative pop, fusing the lyricism of early 70’s folk rock with modern pop production and the guitar virtuosity of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and John Mayer into a style uniquely his own.  With a 13 song debut album out in late 2013, Wise has begun to expand his audience, playing all over the country, and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with bands such as The Eagles, Green River Ordinance, and Luke Wade.
 
http://www.peterwisemusic.com/


10pm- Double Down
Genre: Swing/Rock/Pop
For fans of: Frank Sinatra, Brian Setzer, Michael Buble, Chicago

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

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

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

www.doubledownmusic.com


FRIDAY 7/10
8pm- Orange Burn 
Genre: Funk
For fans of:  The Isley Brothers, Orgone, Parliament – Funkadelic, Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, Chic, Tommy Bolin, Snarky Puppy

Orange Burn has a grand vision to make the most interesting funk music the world has ever heard.  We play funk music and put jazz influence, prog influence and rock influence into that.  We write catchy music that has groove, soul and sophistication.  We’re a five piece and out music feature all of the members talents.   

facebook.com/OrangeBurnNYC
Soundcloud.com/OrangeBurn
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQZFi5ja-OJYtvVTvgBRONg           


9pm- Ginkgoa
Genre: Pop electroswing
For fans of: CARAVAN PALACE, CARO EMERALD

She comes from New York. He lives in Paris. They decided instantly to embark on the journey of making French songs with an American vibe, and American songs with a French touch where time periods would cross and inspirations would collide; from Pop Music, to the Swing of old New York with a mix of electro beats. 

A hybrid genre between Caro Emerald and Caravan Palace, they only have one idea in mind: to make generations of people dance, sway, and sing along to melodies that stay in your head long after GINKGOA has left the building, as long as the Ginkgo, their tree totem namesake, continues to survive.

www.ginkgoa.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoNc5DfcvUQ
https://soundcloud.com/ginkgoa/from-new-york-to-paris

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

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

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

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

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

www.phonosynthesismusic.com
www.phonosynthesis.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/phonosynthesisband www.twitter.com/phonosynthesis https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxzCh_3FVE-fQZ8O5BPiIfg
  

SATURDAY 7/11
8pm- The Frequencies
Genre: Indie Pop
For fans of: The Beatles, Mac Demarco, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Simon and Garfunkel, Arcade Fire

We write nice pop songs that are sad but sound happy.

https://thefrequencies1.bandcamp.com
 

9pm- Rooster-Mimi OZ
Genre: alt country rock, Americana
For fans of: PJ Harvey, Astrud Gilberto, Fleetwood Mac

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

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

www.mimioz.com 

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


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

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

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


SUNDAY 7/12
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

The Princess Bride
It’s Alex D’s birth month, so we’re showing things she loves to see! Shameless promotion, I know, but who doesn’t want to see this beautiful movie? As you wish. 

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

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

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

“If you have “mosh while someone plays a tuba” on your bucket list, this is the place to be.” -- David Colon, Brokelyn

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


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 7/13
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness-

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!
 
TUESDAY 7/14
8pm- TBD

9pm- Daniel Amedee and Gold Light 
Genre: Folk, Rock, Blues
For fans of: John Lennon, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison

Daniel Amedee is a New Orleans musician who plays an acoustic driven style of folk rock.  He’s has recorded two albums at Radical House Studios in San Francisco, CA with producer Charles Gonzalez (Coo Coo Birds, Blank Tapes). The first, "Themes From…" was released in May 2011 worldwide through Expat Records and the second, "Climbing", will be released in the coming months. My records feature performances by percussionist Pat Spurgeon (Rogue Wave), Sylvain Carton (Beats Antique, John Vanderslice), and Charith Premawardhana (Mars Volta, Classical Revolution) as well as many other great musicians from the bay area.

“Daniel Amedee is a…singer from New Orleans. He describes his music as orchestral rock but I guess you might as well say it's folk? I don’t know. En tout cas, his debut album Themes From ... is beautifully dreamy, very well produced and overall pretty enjoyable! A fitting warm summer evening soundtrack.” --Hendrik Schimpler - Poule D'or

“New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, right? I guess this is why the city is often referred to as the most unique in America, as Daniel Amedee is a singer songwriter who demonstrates a real knack for writing gorgeous cinematic choral pieces, like Home And Heartfelt.”  --James Godwin - Informal Flick-Thru

“Daniel Amedee captures the soul of Cat Stevens in his incredible lyrics with a dynamic voice that can bellow low like that of Leonard Cohen or reach high like Elliot Smith. This is topped off with biting, epic music reminiscent of Arcade Fire. We are excited about the future of this talented New Orleans singer songwriter.” --Jeff Libby - CEO of Expat Records

www.facebook.com/DanielAmedee
www.soundcloud.com/DanielAmedee
Solution - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB07QR0_0gc
Swimming Through the Unconscious Disconscience - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwcKD3FfjBM


10pm- Chaquis Maliq
Genre: 1 Woman Band - Urban Folk/Soul
For fans of: Amos Lee, India.Arie, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Otis Redding

Melodic SingerSongwriter & 1 Woman Band, Chaquis Maliq (ShaKees MahLeek), delivers the sound of Eccentric Tasteful Grooves and Honey Soul to her listeners. ArtsQuest calls her “Beauty, Brains, and Power of Soul”. Chaquis Maliq made the decision to transform as an artist in 2011 by picking up the guitar and displaying her genuine side; with the motivation to continue to uplift her audience on her first project featuring Mr. Maliq (her guitar) , entitled “Harmonies of Me” (Summer 2013). In 2014, Maliq made her successful debut as the 1 Woman Band for her Spring Tour, and received media attention as the 1 Woman Band performance artist to be featured in coverage of the Columbus Arts Festival for Fox28’s Good Day Columbus (Ohio). Chaquis’ guitar completes her cozy sound that locks you into her simple but complex lyrics and melodies.


http://chaquismlaiq.com


Second Annual Prospect Heights 
Music & Arts Festival
July 15-19, 2015

Strongly suggested $5 donation per set
Download the Festival Catalog
The Second Annual Prospect Heights Music & Arts Festival is a five-day multi-venue neighborhood experience highlighting Brooklyn musicians, artists and culture organized by The Way Station. This year we increased the number of participating music venues and invited local businesses and art initiatives to host special Brooklyn focused events and exhibitions. Featuring over 75 Brooklyn based bands and musicians The PHMAF will also address how we can sustain an affordable, desirable, culturally diverse and creatively active neighborhood in a panel discussion featuring Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. Warm up for the Festival by downloading our free PHMAF Mix Tape. Attend the Festival to support our neighborhood and the musicians, artists and culture that thrive here.
 
This event is generously sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery: Founded in 2004; born at the dawn of civilization. Red Hook, Brooklyn.

A festival catalog will be available at participating venues.

Music Venues: 
The Way Station- waystationbk.com
Branded Saloon- brandedsaloon.com
Soda Bar- facebook.com/pages/Soda-Bar/111725295530380 
The Saint Catherine- thesaintcatherine.com/

Jazz & Eats: 
Tooker Alley- tookeralley.com

Exhibitions, Events, and Workshops:

Brooklyn Brainery- brooklynbrainery.com                     
Brooklyn Metal Works- bkmetalworks.com                     
Brooklyn Museum- brooklynmuseum.org

Free Arts Brooklyn
GRIDSPACE- gridspace.org
Groundswell-  groundswell.nyc
Haiti Cultural Exchange- haiticulturalx.org
MAWU Studio- artistsites.org/katrinadjeffries                        


The Way Station Line-up
Download the Festival Catalog
FREE PHMAF Mix Tape

WEDNESDAY 7/15
8pm-  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


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

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

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

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

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


www.andrewbancroft.com 

10pm- Artanker Convoy
Genre: psych pop
For fans of: Can, The Faces, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Best known for their tripped out take on dirty jazz a la Miles Davis 1970, Convoy has dropped their keys & synthesizers in favor of 3 part harmonies over a blown out southern rock sound.   The rhythms of drummer Artanker still surprise and keep the crowd shuffling its feet.  The clean new sound of Convoy rips through the party but still takes you on occasional psychedelic hayrides.

The Wire
“equal parts funk and freakout. There are definite tinges of Miles Davis' early 70s groups.”

Seattle Weekly:
“…like Can; each song grows organically into something awkwardly suited for a dance party of sorts.”

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K8rCngtBms
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/artankerconvoy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Artanker-Convoy/26600031104
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/-4?page_object=artist_2596645
Website: http://thesocialregistry.com/index2.html


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

Breanna Barbara and her band have been playing together since late summer 2014, having met each other after sharing the bill at Trash Bar. Their roster has Breanna playing rhythm guitar while unleashing ferocious vocals, with Rowan Brind on the kit, Forrest Hackenbrock holding down bass, Peter Victor-Gasper chiming in on lead guitar and Paul Thomas Truitt on the organ. After having all met it became immediately apparent that their mutual influences in blues, grunge and dirty rock and roll were whispering through the winds, demanding innovative imaginations; they became modern alchemists over the course of the autumn, converting old metals into the new alloy of their explosive and haunting sound. Now based out of Ridgewood, the band has been playing shows throughout New York City in promotion of the up and coming release of their debut album, Mirage Dreams, which was recently recorded/produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff) in Nashville, TN at The Bomb Shelter. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this five piece freight train play, you won’t regret getting on board the express line of their cathartic and visceral sonic odyssey.

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

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


THURSDAY 7/16 
Buskers: 
6pm- Elijah Tucker
Genre: Rock/Soul/Folk
For fans of: Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, Philip Phillips

Elijah Tucker writes love-drunk odes to Goddesses of flesh and fantasy; loves Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder in equal measure; plays guitar with his eyes closed and sings with his mouth open. His most recent album, "Saturn" has earned raves from the blogosphere.  One fan, an ex-cop, told him: "when I just need to do some thinking, I put on 'Saturn' and cruise around the city."  

“Tucker is bloody good at almost anything he touches. There are a lot of post-genre acts out there who say that no style or sound is off the table, but few make the transitions in between as well as Elijah Tucker.  “Saturn” is [like] a good party: running with a life of its own but never quite out of control.” Wildy Haskel, Wildy’s World

"It's a beautiful record."  --Elvis Costello 


Main Stage:
8pm- Phantom Pop
Genre: Fusion/Funk/Jazz
For fans of: Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, Robert Glasper Experiment

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

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

www.phantompop.com  
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdaOV2RPiXg      
www.facebook.com/phant0mpop    
www.soundcloud.com/phantom-pop  
www.twitter.com/PhantomPopMusic    
 
9pm- Ben Clark and the Long Shadows
Genre: Acoustic, rock, folk, jazz, blues
For fans of: Dave Matthews Band, Punch Brothers, Jeff Buckley, Ra Ra Riot, Martin Sexton

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

10pm- The Jacks

Genre: Folk, Rock, Americana
For Fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles


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


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


11pm- All Night Chemists
Genre: Rock

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

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

“The Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has a mellow, reflective voice that speaks to experience and a way with instrumentation that, as they say, goes easy on the ears.” 3hive

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

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
 
FRIDAY 7/17
Buskers:
6pm- 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 

7pm- James Margolis 
Genre: Soul music
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Glasper 
 
I'm a fan of jazz, blues, folk, funk, and soul. I interpret my perception of all of the history of sound and music and the current vibes I'm getting through my guitar (and voice) to you. 

“James Margolis is a unique musician. He is a guitarist, a composer, and a multi-instrumentalist. After moving to NYC, he has played shows at venues like: The Bitter End, Arlene's Grocery..."-theloaferonline.com

Main Stage:
8pm- Chamber Band
Genre: Coffee rock
For fans of: The Decemberists, They Might Be Giants, Dungeons & Dragons

With unchecked charisma and a near-mythical dedication to pouring every last ounce of themselves into their performances, Brooklyn mainstays Chamber Band have ascended to indie rock notoriety in a scene already notorious for being pretty far out there. Gorgeous guy-girl harmonies ascend over spirited beats and bass, then descend into agonized groans for love won and lost, all with enough magical underpinnings and references to geek arcana that you'll be knowingly nudging your dance partner between tunes. The perfect scene for music nerds (and nerd nerds) who, above all, just want to dance.

“Unholy.” – San Diego Reader
“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

9pm- Morning Sea
Genre: Pop, Americana
For fans of: Rock n’ Roll, Whiskey, Night-time

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

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

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

10pm- Sky Captains of Industry
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Rock and Roll
For fans of: David Bowie, Devo, Queen

The Sky Captains of Industry came from the future to inform you about the upcoming apocalypse and/or to rock it to rubble. Are they men? Are they machines? Will they indeed save the rest of your heart?

While allegories dressed as science fiction may not be new to this world, they’ve never been more aesthetically pleasing than they are here. I mean, at bottom, once you strip away all the concept and metaphor, Rocket City is just a really, really great sounding record of awesome songs.”— Chris Michael, Eat That Guitar

http://skycaptainsofindustry.com

 
11pm- Little Lesley and The Bloodshots
Genre: Rockabilly
For fans of: Wanda Jackson, The Chop Tops, Link Wray,  Elvis Presley, The Living Deads, Hank Williams III

The Bloodshots are up-and-comers that have been taking the neo-Rockabilly scene by storm with their twangy roots sound and high energy live show. Little Lesley, the feisty blond bombshell on standup bass and lead vocals, brings it every time with a voice that's a mind-blowing mix of Wanda Jackson and Patsy Cline, and jaw-dropping bass moves.

http://thebloodshots.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/thebloodshotsnyc

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 
http://youtu.be/vS0BvAA_WXc
http://soundcloud.com/thefantasticplastics/nonogogo 
http://youtu.be/pBoqp9ANDds 

SATURDAY 7/18
Buskers:
5pm- Robin Irene Moss
Genre: Singer/songwriter; Indie folk
For fans of: Ingrid Michaelson, Florence and the Machine, Regina Spektor, Ella Fitzgerald

Robin Irene Moss writes and sings honest, lyric-driven music that anyone can relate to. She has a jazzy voice, intelligent (sometimes sassy) songs, and a killer band. Her EP “I Like You” came out last summer and is available on iTunes, Spotify, and at her website, Robinirenemoss.com.

“To say her talent as a songwriter is otherworldly is an understatement.”—Play Too Much Blog http://playtoomuch.com/2014/08/25/robin-irene-moss-i-like-you/

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

  
6pm- 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!
KINGS COUNTY RAMBLERS 45 SEC SPOT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idSiblwC58w


7pm- Dalton Deschain 


Genre: Anti-Folk, Rock, Punk 
For fans of: Against Me!, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Dresden Dolls

Dalton Deschain is a songwriter from Detroit, Michigan.  In his first life he was a survivor of the War that tore apart America, and in 1947 he was exiled from his hometown, and his time.  He has arrived here in the present to share his stories of lost love, nuclear warfare, loneliness, rats, plane crashes, and architecture.
2pm- Arts and Culture Panel Discussion
Join in a conversation at The Way Station as we tackle these timely questions and propose solutions: How can we sustain an affordable, desirable, culturally diverse and creatively active neighborhood with a partnership between the city, small business, cultural organizations, creatives and citizens? How can ground up revitalization efforts build a stronger neighborhood rather than fragmenting it? How can art and culture initiatives be a positive influence on the community? What would enlightened public policies look like?

Moderator: Caron Atlas, Director, Arts & Democracy and Co-Director, NOCD-NY Panelists: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams; Erin S. Daily and Brian Weissman, Co-Founders, Brooklyn Metal Works; Andy Heidel, Proprietor The Way Station; Rasu Jilani, Socially-Engaged Art Curator and Civic Engagement Professional; Millard “Mitty” Owens, Principal, Community Impact Consulting.


4pm- 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

5pm- Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers
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 

6pm- Tara Lynne Band
Genre: Folkabilly/ Harmony Rock
For fans of: Fleet Foxes, Fleetwood Mac, Midlake

"Brash, poetic, and gifted singer-songwriter with an electrifying stage-presence, empassioned lyrics, and an impressive vocal range."
-Philadelphia Weekly

Now infuse that with the lush, sultry harmonies between Lynne and Zac Gilbert. Next, add some special sauce to the mix with the John Bonham-esque dynamics of Tami Johnson on drums (12 years w/T.L.)! Rounding out this tasty dish is fellow singer-songwriter Sarah Mucho (The Sometime Boys) on bass. They're currently auditioning sopranos to fill the 3-part vocal harmonies. TLB plays mostly in the Tri-State area and you can hear their latest record that came out in October of 2013 on i-tunes and Reverbnation.

"Tara Lynne Mallon, you are a sexy woman. What a voice. Reminiscent of early Heart, Joni Mitchell, and an angel, this lady can sing."
-Alan Pinkerton "Rockpile Magazine"
              
www.reverbnation.com/taralynneband
www.facebook.com/taralynneband.com
 
7pm- Sun Thief
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Fleet Foxes, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Avett Brothers

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

soundcloud.com/nathan-riehl


8pm- Institute of Flyer Learning
Genre: hip-hop/neo-soul/electronic
For fans of: Little Dragon, Janelle Monae, Theophilus London, Outkast, The Flaming Lips

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

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


9pm- Even Twice
Genre: Prog/punk
For Fans of: Husker Du, MC5 and King Crimson would like us

We're Masters of controlled chaos.

"You got yourself a new fan."- Fred Thomas, former bass player for James Brown

" Speed metal meets King Crimson, meets Vanilla Fudge. Completely over the top."- Dave Mandl, from WFMU

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

10pm-12am- Niall Connolly
Genre: indie folk/americana
For fans of: Leonard Cohen, Belle and Sebastian, Wilco

Niall Connolly has played Glastonbury, the Prague Fringe Festival and toured from San Francisco to Romania. He combines excellent lyrics with soaring melodies and is an engaging and energetic live performer. Highly respected amongst his peers, Connolly is the founding member of Big City Folk music collective. His latest album 'Sound' is garnering great reviews both sides of the Atlantic.

"That Niall Connolly is a folk icon isn't debated by other musicians. Connolly's creaky, achingly sweet Irish voice is a familiar instrument, and he performs tirelessly. Among the most vibrant, poignant, and authentic indie folk artists in New York City, Connolly is proving with every album that folk musicians are creating new and interesting material." -No Depression

"Dancing around an indie-folk persona, Connolly holds the essence of Jackson Browne, delivery of Dylan and the edge of Joe Strummer; only Connolly is no Pretender, he is the real deal. His elegant music is effortless, awesome and moving; it is so natural, it feels instantly familiar." - Nanobotrock

"Brooklyn-based Niall Connolly is at the head of a new breed of politically engaged eloquent singer-songwriters emerging from New York's most populous boroughs with his immensely literate appraisals of the personal and the political." — Death and Taxes, New York

“I promise your evening will be full of good music, stories, and all around entertainment. Mr. Connolly’s music carries amazing character. Niall’s charm and way with words are prevalent in lyrics that have an amazing universal appeal. With three studio albums (and a live one) under his belt, Niall takes you through a variety of emotions and musical styles, all with abundant zeal and talent. - American Indie

“Niall Connolly is simply too damn good to be missed” - The Village Voice, New York

“Like another great Irish songsmith, Van Morrison, Niall doesn’t waste words. He has that rare ability to throw just a handful of words at you and you get the picture. A really interesting and beautiful record.” - Faster Lounder,  Australia

“Gorgeous.” - The Irish Times

“Revelling in melodic glory.” - Irish Music Magazine

“A mini masterpiece.” - The Evening Echo

“An album to warm and soothe the heart. 8.5/10.” - Hot Press

“I cannot remember the last time I heard such a moving collection of songs.”
- Kurt Wagner of Lambchop
SUNDAY 7/19
Buskers: 
4pm- Martina Fiserova
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Suzanne Vega

Unusual chord voicings and interesting harmony combined with intimate yet emotional performance brought to you by an experienced singer/guitarist/songwriter. Originally from Prague, Czech republic, Martina is now based in New York City finishing an eponymous record of her original material. 

“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 

http://martinafiserova.cz/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ml8b8s8K8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZr0Re7U0Fg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmsQwmkSu84


5pm- 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. 


6pm- Dyllan
Genre: Alternative Pop
For fans of: Fiona Apple, Lana del Rey, Feist, Laura Marling

LA native DYLLAN (Dylan Nichols) is an honest, passionate lyricist with deep and original music. By way of L.A., New York and Paris, she released two EPs and collaborated with French electro musician Thylacine on "Distance," which was the iTunes free download of the week in France and recently, “Closing.” Her authentic songwriting and unique sound toe the line between folk and electro pop, evoking the likes of Fiona Apple and Lana Del Rey. She will release her first official music video, “Moments Like These” on March 20th.

…this generation needs an authentic, down-to-earth artist pointing the way to calmer, more soulful times. That voice is Dylan Nichols… Her lyrics […] are filled with sensuous detail and complex emotion accurately conveyed. – Ella Riley-Adams, The Faster Times

(Trans.): Moving with mystery, William chose Dylan Nichols to baffle us even more on “Distance.” Rocking, then summoning, the voice of the young American guides us on this long road to an increasingly attractive unknown.  –Fred Lombard, IndieMusic

www.dyllanmusic.com
www.youtube.com/DylanNicholsMusic

7pm- Mother's Favorite Daughter
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.

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


Main Stage
4pm- 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 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. Marta's original compositions are a cross over between the Flamenco air of Seville and the eclectic sounds of New York City.

She has a total of 3 albums in the market: Primavera (2008) Take Me to Bahia (2009) and her third album, Entre 2 Rivers (2014), produced by Alejandro Zuleta, an accomplished composer, musician, singer and producer from Colombia, has the collaboration of LA SHICA  in her version of LOS CUATRO MULEROS.

She will be touring Europe in June presenting her last work: I Am The Forest.

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

For press, pictures, latest videos and concerts, please, check www.marsalaband.net


www.facebook.com/marsalaband1
https://soundcloud.com/mar-sal-band
www.reikiwilliamsburg.com
 
5pm- Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Mizik Ayiti! featuring Taïna Cerat Ligondé
Taïna Cerat Ligondé is a Haitian-American cultural artist with a singing repertoire that includes Haitian vodou, folk and jazz songs. Her life and art have been hugely shaped by the Human Rights awareness and organizing in her New York Haitian community. She is committed to work that advances individual/collective rights as well as cultural art projects that give voice to the silenced. Taïna has performed in The Vagina Monologues, the feminist play by Eve Ensler, staged at the Fourth Universalist Society Church in NYC. In 2013, she played the role of kontèz, the storyteller, in La Troupe Makandale’s drum-driven musical: The Drum and the Seed. She has also performed at the UN for the fourth commemoration of the earthquake in Haiti.

Haiti Cultural Exchange is a nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn, NY, established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people.

More information about HCX: www.haiticulturalx.org


6pm- 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

7pm- 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.facebook.com/thedawndrake

MONDAY 7/20
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness-

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!

TUESDAY 7/21
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- Battlefield Collective 
Genre: Americana

For fans of:  Shovels and Rope, The Devil Makes Three, Murder by Death

High-energy, in yo' face mix of bluegrass, Americana, punk rock, and roots. Brought to you by Stephanie Caron and Evan Hart from Atlanta, GA.

www.battlefieldcollective.com


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
 

WEDNESDAY 7/22
8pm- Camp Street
Genre: 1920s & 30s Jazz
For fans of: The Boswell Sisters, The Andrews Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Django Reinhardt

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

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

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

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


9pm- Netorare Fan Club

10pm- Brother Jim
Genre: Americana
For fans of: John Hiatt, John Prine and Hayes Carll
 

Americana and Roots songwriter Jim Greene brings his band, Brother Jim, to The Way Station. Sure to be a rockin set!!

11pm- Atlas Bloom


THURSDAY 7/23
10pm-12am- MONECO
Genre: New York Cumbiadelic
For fans of: Chicha Libre, Destellos, Juaneco y su Combo

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


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

www.moneconyc.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/moneco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjstCyb9W_s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KWE6sp-HA8


FRIDAY 7/24
8pm- Zamba 2 Samba
Genre: roots samba
For fans of: Marisa Monte, Elis Regina, Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Adoniran Barbosa

Conceived as a tribute to "Samba de Raiz" or roots samba, Zamba 2 Samba delves deep into Brazil's musical past offering reinterpretations of Brazil's most joyous music from the '40's, '50's & '60's. Led by Susan Justice's beautiful, clear voice and backed by both Brazilian and a revolving group of international musicians, Zamba 2 Samba will take you to a small samba club in Lapa, Rio...at least for the night.

reverbnation.com/zamba2samba


9pm- Sungazer

SATURDAY 7/25
8pm- 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/


9pm- 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
 

10pm-

SUNDAY 7/26
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

Parker Lewis Can’t Lose
Rounding out the best month of all, we’re showing the one sitcom that Alex D can actually watch for more than 3 episodes! It took almost 20 years for the high school comedy to be on DVD, but it was well worth it. You either loved this show or you haven’t watched it yet!

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

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 7/27
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness-

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!

TUESDAY 7/28
8pm- Rashmi 
Genre: Singer-songwriter
For fans of: Natalie Merchant, Patty Griffin, Kate Bush

Poetic, witty lyrics, and catchy melodies reflecting her Texas upbringing, Indian roots and global appeal. Her melodic country rock sound is unique, with her varied & diverse influences, and sound great acoustic or with a band.  With a strong and graceful presence on stage, she connects effortlessly with the audience and ensures an evening of great music for a true music lover.  She is excited to be releasing a new CD of all original songs later this summer called, PUZZLE.

"Her voice carries in that effortless way that fans of Sade, Mary Black, and the more recent Kate Bush would really enjoy" Parrish Highley, Music Producer, Los Angles Music

"Rashmi’s clear, expressive vocals deliver her heartfelt message from start to finish through each excellent original composition. Her skillful crafting of lyrics and melodies give us some real insight into this artist’s unique vision"  STUDIO Magazine Journal of Folk & International Music

www.rashmisingh.com
facebook.com/everythingrashmi
www.youtube.com/everythingrashmi


9pm- Marc Delgado of Wounded Knee 
Genre: Alt-Rock/Americana/Folk
For fans of: R.E.M/Son Volt/Bob Dylan/Pavement/Grant Lee Buffalo

Marc Delgado’s songs are eclectic & unexpected & deal with characters trying to make sense of the American Landscape.

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


10pm- Eva Rubin

11pm- Dreams Of June 
Genre: Bluesy Americana
For Fans Of: Adele, The Black Keys, Lizzy Ward, Citizen Cope

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

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

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

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


WEDNESDAY 7/29
8pm- Sara Ontaneda
Genre: Folk/ Singer-Songwriter
For fans of: Corinne Bailey Rae, Alela Diane, Natalia Lafourcade, Ximena Sariñana, Julieta Venegas, Karen O.

Sara Ontaneda is a singer-songwriter that blends folk, pop and South-American rhythms. She provides soft melodies over a guitar with a velvet voice that is sweet and agreeable. With bilingual lyrics about melancholy, love, heartbreak and even politics, there is a song for everyone in the room!

 “A sweet voice accompanied by a guitar, that is the folk of Sara Ontaneda, the new emerging figure from Ecuador” - ClubSocial

“Sara Ontaneda combines her Ecuadorian-American heritage with jazz and pop influences to create colorful and lively original music.” - Gallery263

www.saraontanedamusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d-CM6OFIUU
https://soundcloud.com/saraontaneda 


9pm- Rhythm Tolee
Genre: Punjabi Folk & Sufi
For fans of:  Coke Studio Pakistan/India, Wadali brothers

"Tolee" is a word from Punjabi language which means "a free spirited group of people". That exactly what Rhythm Tolee is, a group of free spirited artists with Rhythm. We make a fun combination (or Tolee) to deliver Punjabi folk, Sufi and Bhangra music.

“One of the most striking performances of the evening” – Jersey City Independent

www.facebook.com/rhythmtolee
http://www.reverbnation.com/rhythmtolee


THURSDAY 7/30
8pm- Katie Bulley
Genre: folk / roots
For fans of: Emmylou Harris, Memphis Minnie

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

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

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

 http://www.katiebulley.com/


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

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

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

“short lo-fi songs that have a dreamy, rock vibe with a bit of angst hidden under the pillows” - underlandny.com

theaquaticsafety.bandcamp.com
 

10pm-12am- Moneco 
Genre: New York Cumbiadelic
For fans of: Chicha Libre, Destellos, Juaneco y su Combo

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

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

www.moneconyc.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/moneco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjstCyb9W_s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KWE6sp-HA8


FRIDAY 7/31
8pm- Julie Sager

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

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

www.thelordsofliechtenstein.com


10pm- Ben Clark & the Long Shadows
Genre: Acoustic, rock, folk, jazz, blues

For fans of: Dave Matthews Band, Punch Brothers, Jeff Buckley, Ra Ra Riot, Martin Sexton

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

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


SATURDAY 8/1
8pm- Layers And Frames 

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

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

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



TUESDAY 8/4
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://www.facebook.com/mejplays 

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

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

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


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

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

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


"Harkens back to the old No-Wave Movement of the late 70s, early 1980s."
Mike Taylor - Amazing Radio

elizaandtheorganix.bandcamp.com
(ATTN: "Let Me Have This", "Cold Comfort") 


10pm- Lanusa 

11pm- The Walking Guys Tour

WEDNESDAY 8/5
8pm- Seventh Word
Genre: Rock and Roll
For fans of: Neil Young, The Velvet Underground, White Stripes

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

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

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

www.seventhword.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Seventh-Word/327201560769335
http://theseventhword.bandcamp.com/album/gold-gravity
http://open.spotify.com/album/3HAsoiXRHlOvAt1jRF1tmb


9pm- The Werewolves
Genre: Original Texas rock and roll
For fans of: Vintage Country and Blues based American


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

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

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7YZQwi8lDys
music-thetravelers.bandcamp.com
Reverbnation.com/travelersmusic



11pm- All Night Chemists
Genre: Rock

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


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

 “The Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has a mellow, reflective voice that speaks to experience and a way with instrumentation that, as they say, goes easy on the ears.” 3hive


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

FRIDAY 8/7
8pm- Bakkuda
Genre: Electronic, alternative, dreampop
For fans of: Grimes, Banks, Lorde

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

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

Official Website: http://bakkuda.com/
Twitter: http://bakkuda.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bakkuda
Tumblr: http://bakkuda.tumblr.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/bakkuda/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bakkuda
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/BakkudaMusic
Bandcamp: http://bakkuda.bandcamp.com/


9pm- Jack Ross

SATURDAY 8/8
6pm- MECHANICA by Betsy Cornwell Launch Party
MECHANICA by Betsy Cornwell
Release Date: August 25th, 2015
Publisher: Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

Early Trade Reviews:
“A spunky mechanic stars as a steampunk Cinderella who doesn’t need rescuing . . . A smart, refreshing alternative to stale genre tropes.” —Kirkus, starred review https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/betsy-cornwell/mechanica/ 

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

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

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

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


http://www.betsycornwell.com/


8pm- John Ainsworth

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

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

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

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

peopleskillsmusic.com
peopleskillsnh.bandcamp.com  


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

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

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


SUNDAY 8/9
6pm- Nevermind Orchestra
Genre: Brass Band & Grunge
For fans of: Nirvana, Bonerama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band

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

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

“If you have “mosh while someone plays a tuba” on your bucket list, this is the place to be.” -- David Colon, Brokelyn

http://www.thenevermindorchestra.com (website)
http://www.reverbnation.com/thenevermindorchestra (audio, video, press)
http://www.youtube.com/user/NevermindOrchestra (video)
http://www.facebook.com/TheNevermindOrchestra (Facebook)
 
 
TUESDAY 8/11
8pm- Satellite Magazine Presents: Let's Talk About Cities

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

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

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

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

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


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

Website:
http://www.danielrylander.com/

Music links:
http://danielrylander.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/daniel-rylander

Video Links:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl9XIVqsshMdn93qKwshr8g
http://vimeo.com/mikehurley/videos


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

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

www.tanbarkmusic.com


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

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

https://soundcloud.com/doolittle-family/sets/doolittle-family-demo-tracks/s-wa0XL 
 

WEDNESDAY 8/12
8pm- Maya Sharpe

9pm-  Amandla Turner
Genre: Rock/Folk
For Fans Of: Sara Bareilles, Avril Lavigne, Kt Tunstall, Norah Jones, Ingrid Michaelson
 

Singer/Songwriter from Brooklyn NY. The music embodies Rock and Folk. influenced by Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer and James Taylor.

AmandlaTurner.com


10pm- The Griffs
Genre: Garage R&B
for fans of: Adele, The Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, Led Zeppelin

A quartet bustin' out of the 'burbs of Long Island.  We're the world's only Garage R&B band.  It's a sonic brew of rock, blues, soul, pop and of course, r&b.  Our goal is to play tunes heavy enough for the boys yet sweet enough for the girls.  Can you dig it?!

https://soundcloud.com/thegriffsny
https://www.youtube.com/user/thegriffsny/videos


THURSDAY 8/13
7pm- Astronomy on Tap

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

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

Official website: www.divinasupernova.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/divinasupernova
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/divinasupernova
 

FULL AUDITION OF "PULSARES", THE DEBUT CD:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaY2_3UWiZ0&list=PLlzvNzjP0mGeZxvjW-WLmHXcAdgu8v6CP
 

OFFICIAL VIDEOCLIPS FROM "PULSARES"
Magique - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wt_vmcSSE8
Sonhos de Liberdade - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABt65rsPtw0
Pulsares - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1clKxAJj1Gc
 

LIVE PERFORMANCES:
Revenge -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d66_5YPDQaM
Magique - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78aft6bReJs
Rehearsals for “Pulsares” release concert at São Paulo (sept 2014) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYRFq1GY8EE

Photo credits: Alexis Limousin


FRIDAY 8/14
8pm- Michael Sarian and The Chabones
Genre: World Jazz
For fans of: Guillermo Klein, Christian Scott, RH Factor

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

"Michael Sarian's music combines vibrant rhythms from his native Argentina with the complex language of modern jazz infused from his current New York City environment.  The resulting mix compels you to listen closely while restraining (or not) the urge to dance your ass off." Alan Ferber, Grammy nominated trombonist, composer and band leader.

www.michaelsarian.com
 

9pm- 

SATURDAY 8/15
8pm- Zamba 2 Samba
Genre: roots samba
For fans of: Marisa Monte, Elis Regina, Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Adoniran Barbosa

Conceived as a tribute to "Samba de Raiz" or roots samba, Zamba 2 Samba delves deep into Brazil's musical past offering reinterpretations of Brazil's most joyous music from the '40's, '50's & '60's. Led by Susan Justice's beautiful, clear voice and backed by both Brazilian and a revolving group of international musicians, Zamba 2 Samba will take you to a small samba club in Lapa, Rio...at least for the night.

reverbnation.com/zamba2samba


9pm- Jim Joustra Trio

10pm-12am- Hambone Relay
Genre: Soul Jazz/Funk
For fans of: Soulive, The New Mastersounds, Lettuce, Galactic, Medeski Martin & Wood, Robert Walter

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

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


TUESDAY 8/18
8pm- Shyanne Aponte
 


THURSDAY 8/20
8pm- Amy Andrews

9pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana/blues music
For fans of: Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash.

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

Soundcloud.com/cancion-1


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

Tim Haufe is a songwriter and musician who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY. His music is volatile, desperate, beautiful, dynamic, and full of hope. His fifth self-produced album, The End of the Year (November 2012), has received critical acclaim. Although Haufe typically performs as a solo act, the Tim Haufe Trio presents his music in an expanded and exciting form, recalling the full band arrangements present throughout his studio work. Haufe currently lives in New York, where he is striving to establish for his music the grand reputation that it deserves.
 

“Tim has all the qualities one looks for in a live performance: He is in tune with the elasticity of the crowd.  I could feel myself being drawn closer and closer to the music as the song went on.” -Daniel Dissinger, InStereoPress

www.timhaufe.com
timhaufe.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krV3SpkYi4o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_mdnPKn6q8


FRIDAY 8/21
8pm- Cameron Orr
Genre: electro-classical indie film
For fans of: Andrew Bird, Sigur Ross, Radiohead, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich

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


cameronorrmusic.com
facebook.com/cameronorrmusic

  
SATURDAY 8/22
4pm- Sexology On Tap Preview: Our First Time
Think you know a lot about sex? Join us for trivia about firsts in the science of sex! A very special preview celebrating the launch of the new event series, Sexology On Tap: Scientists, educators, writers, artists & more reveal how they explore the world of sex at a bar near you!  

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY 8/25
8pm- Julia Toaspern
Genre: Singer Songwriter, New Folk, Folkjazz, Indie Folk, Folkfunk, Pop
For fans of: Feist, Neko Case, Susanne Vega, Rachel Sermanni, Ingrid Michaelson

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

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

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

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

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

http://juliatoaspern.tumblr.com
https://soundcloud.com/juliatoaspern
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDVXa5Sgaas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V6Rqz4g-4s
 

9pm- Marc Delgado of Wounded Knee 
Genre: Alt-Rock/Americana/Folk
For fans of: R.E.M/Son Volt/Bob Dylan/Pavement/Grant Lee Buffalo

Marc Delgado’s songs are eclectic & unexpected & deal with characters trying to make sense of the American Landscape.

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


WEDNESDAY 8/26
8pm- Eva Rubin


THURSDAY 8/27
8pm- Will Farr 

10pm- Tumbleweed Highway

FRIDAY 8/28
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- Darling Din
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Wye Oak, Pixies, Nirvana, The Black Keys, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

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

“Then all manner of crazy shit breaks loose in the most wonderful of almost-crescendo style effects, which makes the listener very pleased they took the time and certainly set this lot apart from the schwag.” - Killing Moon
http://killing-moon.com/2014/07/25/track-of-the-day-darling-din-killing-to-be-bright/

“One moment soft and atmospheric and the next moment a terrifying storm of heartbreak.” - Pancakes and Whiskey http://pancakesandwhiskey.com/2014/08/11/darling-din-ep-premier/

“A dream soul to pop your heart out!” - Sound Injections
http://soundinjections.net/post/93806655033/new-darling-din-killing-to-be-bright

www.darlingdin.com
www.facebook.com/darlingdin
www.soundcloud.com/darlingdin 


10pm-

SATURDAY 8/29
8pm- The Jazz Thieves
Genre: Jazz/Rock
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Sufjan Stevens, Bjork

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

www.andrewbancroft.com 

TUESDAY 9/1
8pm- Clare Sands
Genre: Blues/Folk
For fans of: Bob Dylan, Eva Cassidy, Irish Music, Blues

With a fiddle in one hand and a guitar in the other, Clare Sands is a musician, composer, and song-writer hailing from Cork, Ireland. With deep roots in Irish Traditional and folk music, her music emanates from these family traditions combined with her love of Jazz and the Blues.

"Clare writes with a really true sense of freedom in her lyrics, just as young Dylan did. As for her vocals, they grace her words with all the care of an experienced musical surgeon at work"- Irish Music Magazine

"Clare Sands has been one of our best finds. She has unique ways in covering classic songs and making them her own. She is a real talent and a firm favourite of ours in our venue" – The Oliver Plunkett, Cork

www.claresands.com
www.claresandsmusic/facebook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GIOBWpnpso


9pm- Allie Armstrong
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Folk

Allie is a singer/songwriter originally from Texas. She migrated to the Northeast in 2012, and has been musically floating between Boston and New York. She considers herself a singer who likes to write, and places a heavy emphasis on honest vocals. Her influences range from Jeff Buckley, Karen Dalton, Leonard Cohen to Arthur Rimbaud.

https://soundcloud.com/alliedarmstrong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U4-52qavD0


WEDNESDAY 9/2
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://www.facebook.com/mejplays

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 

FRIDAY 9/4
8pm- Hamin Reed
Genre: Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Tool

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

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

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

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

haminreed.com
 
9pm- Marek and the Boss Chops
Genre: boogie woogie, honky tonk and early rock & roll

Marek and the Boss Chops is a piano driven spin on boogie woogie, honky tonk, early rock & roll, rockabilly and jump blues.  Marek (piano/vocals) leads a unique, high energy run through the stuff of Hank, Fats, Chuck, Jerry Lee, Muddy and more, joined by some of NYC's finest rhythm sections and special guests on saxophone, fiddle, or guitar.

www.marekandthebosschops.com
 
10pm- Double Down
Genre: Swing/Rock/Pop
For fans of: Frank Sinatra, Brian Setzer, Michael Buble, Chicago

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

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

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

www.doubledownmusic.com


SATURDAY 9/5
9pm- Institute of Flyer Learning
Genre: hip-hop/neo-soul/electronic
For fans of: Little Dragon, Janelle Monae, Theophilus London, Outkast, The Flaming Lips

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

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


WEDNESDAY 9/9
10pm- Tanbark
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Gillian Welch, Gram Parsons, Angel Olsen

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

www.tanbarkmusic.com


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

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

https://soundcloud.com/doolittle-family/sets/doolittle-family-demo-tracks/s-wa0XL 
 

THURSDAY 9/10
8pm- Toney Rocks
Genre: Roots Rocks Acoustic
For fans of: Keb Mo, Jackson Browne, Richie Havens, Robert Cray 

TONEY ROCKS dives into the belly of soul roots rock music. His conscious penmanship reveals a poet that identifies with today's struggles and triumphs such as homelessness, love, human struggle, and self-liberation. Live shows features soulful singing mixed with ripping guitar solos and looped musical layers. 

"Toney Rocked the Sapphire Room here in Boise!  The room was all but sold out and he had the crowd dancing." Mojo Mike Witmer - Boise Blues Society 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3XdoM0AB7A&feature=share 


9pm- Alpha Band 
Genre: Jazz
For fans of: The Bad Plus, Fly Trio, Kneebody, Chris Potter Underground

Alpha Band is an insightful New York based sax trio following the traditions of forward thinking jazz music. Saxophonist Michael Farrell, bassist John Andrews, and drummer Michael Alfieri draw from an eclectic sonic palette to deliver their unique brand of groove oriented improvisation.

https://youtu.be/_trduYn2Jiw


TUESDAY 9/15
7:30pm- Sexology On Tap: The Birds & the Bees
Think you know evolution? Explore the strange ways sexual selection drives life on our planet. From odd appendages and  advanced weaponry to curious behaviors and complete lack of sex altogether, learn the science behind mating and see how you've been missing out. SoT: Scientists, educators, writers, artists & more reveal how they explore the world of sex at a bar near you!

9pm- The Tumble
For fans of: Mandolin Orange, Gillian Welch, The Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe

The Tumble is a roll around with the high and lonesome wail or the groove of a blues. We dig what is old. We make the new songs sound like we turned them up from the red dirt ground or the attic. This band strikes fine chords in the midst of clattering songs and pulls out sweetness from the minor keys.

thetumbleband.com 


WEDNESDAY 9/16
9pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana/blues music
For fans of: Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash.

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

Soundcloud.com/cancion-1
 

THURSDAY 9/17
8pm- Khaled
Genre: Rock/World
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, Tool, Nirvana

Khaled is a groundbreaking band whose unique brand of Alternative World Fusion music combines hard rock, Spanish style guitar and Middle Eastern music elements into one explosive listening experience. Their new album Luci – an 11-track concept album based on themes of temptation.

"If you’re looking for a fresh sound that fuses together a variety of influences for music that never misses a beat, then you should definitely give Khaled Dajani and his album Luci a listen" ~ This is Rock Candy

"The verdict: eclectic, impassioned and a welcome break from the norm." ~ Sound of Confusion, U.K. Music Blog

"...Mad World, Khaled Dajani hit me hard and I can’t stop listening to it...One thing is for sure: Khaled Dajani needs to be heard." ~ Nothing but Hope & Passion

KhaledDajani.com
http://youtu.be/nrO18kY_kA8

facebook.com/SongsForTheBirds
 

SATURDAY 9/19
9pm- Zydeco Revelators

10pm- 9th 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 


WEDNESDAY 9/23
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
 

THURSDAY 9/24
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 9/25
9pm- Tim Haufe 
Genre: Indie/Folk/Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Daniel Rossen, Cat Stevens, Stevie Wonder

Tim Haufe is a songwriter and musician who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY. His music is volatile, desperate, beautiful, dynamic, and full of hope. His fifth self-produced album, The End of the Year (November 2012), has received critical acclaim. Although Haufe typically performs as a solo act, the Tim Haufe Trio presents his music in an expanded and exciting form, recalling the full band arrangements present throughout his studio work. Haufe currently lives in New York, where he is striving to establish for his music the grand reputation that it deserves.
 

“Tim has all the qualities one looks for in a live performance: He is in tune with the elasticity of the crowd.  I could feel myself being drawn closer and closer to the music as the song went on.” -Daniel Dissinger, InStereoPress

www.timhaufe.com
timhaufe.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krV3SpkYi4o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_mdnPKn6q8


TUESDAY 9/29
8pm- Cat Pedini
Genre: nerd rock

For fans of: Amanda Palmer, David Bowie, The Monkees, Johnny Karate

Cat Smith is an actor, a musician, a cosplayer, and a general nuisance. She and her ukulele have charmed the collective socks off of LI Who and LI Geek (as the house band, no less), ReGeneration Who, Wicked Faire, and The Way Station. You can find her on YouTube and Instagram as deadlightsgirl.

“Cat kicks more ass than an ass-kicking machine on Ass-Kicking Day in Ass Town.” – Dr Andy Lange, Circuit Six

https://www.facebook.com/deadlightsgirl?fref=ts


WEDNESDAY 9/30
8pm- Rapid River Boys
Genre: Americana/Newgrass
For fans of: The Avett Brother, Trampled By Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, Grateful Dead.


Original Music written in New York’s Southern Tier. Developed by many years of traveling, retiring, and repeating. 


www.RapidRiverBoys.com
 


FRIDAY 10/2
8pm- 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 10/3
9pm- Institute of Flyer Learning
Genre: hip-hop/neo-soul/electronic
For fans of: Little Dragon, Janelle Monae, Theophilus London, Outkast, The Flaming Lips

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

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


NEW YORK SUPER WEEK

WEDNESDAY 10/7
10pm- Doctor Who costume contest and trivia night - $10 to participate
  
Following last year's sold out New York Super Week event, the Doctor Who Costume and Trivia Contest returns to The Way Station (Brooklyn's best and only Doctor Who bar)! Highlighted by special guests and prizes aplenty, the event allows Whovians from all eras of the series to dress up like their favorite characters and try their luck at some challenging trivia questions. At stake? Doctor Who prizes aplenty and the respect of your peers. It's an event that is fun enough to warm both of your hearts!  


https://www.showclix.com/event/NewYorkSuperWeek2015  

THURSDAY 10/8
8-10pm- Sci Fi Explosion- $10
Have you ever wondered about Robocop's secret past as a fried chicken salesman? Did you ever write a letter to E.T. telling him how much you love/fear him? Why the hell was Webster bothering Worf on the bridge of the Enterprise that one time? If any of these questions have haunted your very soul, we have the perfect event for you! Join host/writer Chris Cummins (Den of Geek, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Topless Robot) and his special guests for Sci-Fi Explosion, a cosmic cabaret of craziness that will be highlighted by live musical performances, some carefully curated video clips that showcase the weirder world of science fiction and its fandom and trivia with sci-fi related prizes!

https://www.showclix.com/event/NewYorkSuperWeek2015  
http://facebook.com/scifiexplosion
http://twitter.com/scifiexplosion


THURSDAY 10/15
10pm- The Waysties
Genre: Scotch-soaked Celtish folk-rock
For fans of: The Decemberists, Battlefield Band, Great Big Sea, Flogging Molly

We are what happens when a group of Way Station regulars realize that we all like drinking. And music. And attention. Our music is a mix of traditional folk, unconventional covers, and irreverence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an8-GEifees&index=2&list=PLtOEX_jsUdi9vxNpvDXxuCV6w89VsEPl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulUSaTw-Ul8&index=5&list=PLtOEX_jsUdi9vxNpvDXxuCV6w89VsEPl


FRIDAY 10/16
8pm- Dave Hardin Band 

9pm- Tim Haufe 
Genre: Indie/Folk/Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Daniel Rossen, Cat Stevens, Stevie Wonder

Tim Haufe is a songwriter and musician who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY. His music is volatile, desperate, beautiful, dynamic, and full of hope. His fifth self-produced album, The End of the Year (November 2012), has received critical acclaim. Although Haufe typically performs as a solo act, the Tim Haufe Trio presents his music in an expanded and exciting form, recalling the full band arrangements present throughout his studio work. Haufe currently lives in New York, where he is striving to establish for his music the grand reputation that it deserves.
 

“Tim has all the qualities one looks for in a live performance: He is in tune with the elasticity of the crowd.  I could feel myself being drawn closer and closer to the music as the song went on.” -Daniel Dissinger, InStereoPress

www.timhaufe.com
timhaufe.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krV3SpkYi4o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_mdnPKn6q8



SATURDAY 10/17
5pm- Breukulele Fest 4

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

Kelly Kilcoyne


Genre: Nerd Folk
For fans of: Jonathan Coulton
Book geek. Cardio kickboxer. Singing Pirate. Ren Faire nerd. Sword fighter. Ukulele enthusiast.

Katie Pierce


Singer, songwriter, player of many instruments and teacher of small children.

Ariah Noetzel


Genre: Indie/folk
For fans of: Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareillis, Laura Marling

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

Sarah Bisman


Genre: Folk covers and originals
For fans of: Jonathan Coulton, Emilyn Brodsky, and general quirk.
 

10pm- Smith and 9th Ward 

TUESDAY 10/20
7:30pm- Sexology On Tap: Where Babies Come From
We've all heard the warnings, but what really happens when we reproduce? Find out the science of childbearing in the human and animal world. You might be surprised to find out what goes on after getting it on. SoT: Scientists, educators, writers, artists & more reveal how they explore the world of sex at a bar near you!

WEDNESDAY 10/21
9pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana/blues music
For fans of: Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash.

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

Soundcloud.com/cancion-1


THURSDAY 10/22
10pm- Double Down
Genre: Swing/Rock/Pop
For fans of: Frank Sinatra, Brian Setzer, Michael Buble, Chicago

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

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

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

www.doubledownmusic.com


WEDNESDAY 10/28
9PM- Three Pints Shy
Genre: Irish Rock Band
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Three-Pints-Shy/28211954151



THURSDAY 10/29
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 

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


FRIDAY 10/30
8pm- Hamin Reed
Genre: Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Tool

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

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

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

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

haminreed.com
 
November 1
Mexican Day of the Dead: Taco-Con
Celebrate Mexican Day of the Dead with the first ever Taco-Con.

Eat your way through the Prospect Heights Taco Crawl and finish your culinary tour at The Way Station where we will present the award for Best Taco. And there will be tequila, need we say more.


Participating Restaurants:
Citrico: 681 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, next door to TWS
Nacho Macho Taco: 417 Prospect Pl, Crown Heights, NY 11238
b/t Classon Ave & Grand Ave 


WEDNESDAY 11/4
8pm- Reverend John Delore

9pm- Ian Fisher & The Present

SATURDAY 11/7
10pm- Smith and 9th Ward

WEDNESDAY 11/11
8pm- Alpha Band 
Genre: Jazz
For fans of: The Bad Plus, Fly Trio, Kneebody, Chris Potter Underground

Alpha Band is an insightful New York based sax trio following the traditions of forward thinking jazz music. Saxophonist Michael Farrell, bassist John Andrews, and drummer Michael Alfieri draw from an eclectic sonic palette to deliver their unique brand of groove oriented improvisation.

https://youtu.be/_trduYn2Jiw


THURSDAY 11/12
9pm- 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 


TUESDAY 11/17
7:30pm- Sexology On Tap: Taboo 
 
Scientists, educators, writers, artists & more reveal how they explore the What happens when humans and other animals break the rules? Uncover the science behind practices that shock us and reexamine the strangeness of your own. SoT: Scientists, educators, writers, artists & more reveal how they explore the world of sex at a bar near you!

WEDNESDAY 11/18
9pm- Rooster-Mimi OZ
Genre: alt country rock, Americana
For fans of:  PJ Harvey, Astrud Gilberto, Fleetwood Mac

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

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

www.mimioz.com 

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


THURSDAY 11/19
9pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana/blues music
For fans of: Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash.

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

Soundcloud.com/cancion-1


FRIDAY 11/27
8pm- Hamin Reed
Genre: Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Tool

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

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

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

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

haminreed.com


SATURDAY 11/28 
9pm- Brahja Waldman's Quintet

10pm- Comic Tales

WEDNESDAY 12/16
9pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana/blues music
For fans of: Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash.

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

Soundcloud.com/cancion-1


2016
FRIDAY 1/8
8pm- Alpha Band 
Genre: Jazz
For fans of: The Bad Plus, Fly Trio, Kneebody, Chris Potter Underground

Alpha Band is an insightful New York based sax trio following the traditions of forward thinking jazz music. Saxophonist Michael Farrell, bassist John Andrews, and drummer Michael Alfieri draw from an eclectic sonic palette to deliver their unique brand of groove oriented improvisation.

https://youtu.be/_trduYn2Jiw