Events




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

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


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


10pm- Darling
Genre: Vocal-driven pop, rock and soul

Initially conceived by singer-songwriter Kate Douglas, Darling combines muscular vocal harmonies and driving beats with feline grit and style.

Douglas began working with vocalists Barrie McLain and Molly McAdoo while performing with Courtney Love in the rock opera Kansas City Choir Boy. They are joined by several other world-class musicians including pianist and vocalist Matthew Marsh.

Between the four, these musicians have performed in venues across the country including Madison Square Garden, The Appel Room at Time Warner Center, Le Poisson Rouge and worked with artists such as Todd Almond, PigPen Theatre Co, Shaina Taub, Sherie Rene Scott and Justin Vivian Bond.

Darling is gaining a fast following for their rambunctious show that combines pop, rock, soul with a unique theatrical sensibility.

http://kate-douglas.com/music/darling
http://darling.band 

11pm- Taylor Plas

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

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

www.taylorplas.com
www.soundcloud.com/taylorplas

WEDNESDAY 8/26
8pm- Eva Rubin
Genre: singer/songwriter 
For fans of:  Aoife O’Donovan, Gillian Welch, Feist, Fionn Regan 

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

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

evarubinmusic.com 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TnCo29L0-k

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

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

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

http://egoscriptor.bandcamp.com  

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an8-GEifees&index=2&list=PLtOEX_
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulUSaTw-Ul8&index=5&list=PLtOEX_
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11pm- JORSCAN
Genre: Hip Hugging Hip Hop
For fans of: Beck, Beastie Boys, Frank Zappa, A Tribe Called Quest

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

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

http://youtu.be/ioEP4s2b7oY https://youtu.be/puQANTYMbZU


THURSDAY 8/27
8pm- Will Farr 

Genre: Rock, Bossa Nova, Country and Western
For fans of: Modest Mouse, Pixies, Slayer, coffee, naps

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

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

www.hurrahmusic.com

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

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

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

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

Guitar Driven, Blues fused Americana.  

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

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

www.tumbleweedhighway.com

11pm- Dalton Deschain
Genre: Anti-Folk, Rock, Punk
For fans of: Against Me!, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Dresden Dolls

Dalton Deschain is a songwriter from Detroit, Michigan.  In his first life he was a survivor of the War that tore apart America, and in 1947 he was exiled from his hometown, and his time.  He has arrived here in the present to share his stories of lost love, nuclear warfare, loneliness, rats, plane crashes, and architecture.  

www.daltondeschain.com
daltondeschain.com
daltondeschainmusic.com 
Facebook.com/DaltonDeschainMusic
Twitter @daltondeschain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY 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 

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


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

http://youtu.be/rlN6Y0MSeTI
http://youtu.be/uTqkAuPfWwU
http://www.nathankalish.us

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


10pm- Karen Curious

Genre: shoegaze-grunge-music
For fans of: Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Queens of the Stoneage, Neil Young, Taylor Swift

Shoegazer, grunge, noisy pop, rock with dark vibes hiding in sweet cotton candy

"Karen Curious one of the best songwriters in NYC" - NY Waste. 
"Singer/songwriter Karen and her band (the Glorious Revolution) (3 guitars plus percussion)  delivered solid and earthy rock with grungy elements. I like Karen´s somewhat raspy voice which fits well to the powerful performance. Amplified by a sometimes massively and blurred guitar sound the local rock star creates a lot of thrill and tension. One of my favorite songs is "Nothin Pretty" (SIC) which you can find on Facebook" - Driveby Curiosity blog

https://www.facebook.com/TheGloriousRevolutions https://soundcloud.com/karen-curious/09-track-09
https://soundcloud.com/karen-curious/09-track-09

11pm- Daniel Feels

Genre: indie psyche soul pop
For fans of:  Hozier, Jeff Buckley, Frank Ocean




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 


10pm- TBD

11pm- Jake LaBotz

Genre: Blues, Roots
For fans of: Howling Wolf, Lightning Hopkins, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan

After dropping out of school at 15, Jake La Botz hit the road, frequenting punk rock shows, hobo camps, and libraries. He found employment as a roofer, boilermaker, graphite factory worker, and obituary writer. In the midst of this he learned how to play guitar. He played on the streets and in the juke joints of New Orleans, Chicago, and the Mississippi Delta, finding kinship with some of the last of the pre-war era bluesmen: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, “Homesick” James, and “Maxwell Street” Jimmy Davis. La Botz has become known for his "Tattoo Across America Tour," where he tours the country performing at tattoo shops and as an actor in films in which he sometimes sings his original songs: RAMBO dir. Sylvester Stallone, ANIMAL FACTORY dir. Steve Buscemi, ON THE ROAD dir. Walter Salles.
  
"Jake La Botz is a creator of dark poetry and haunting song, the kind of music that gets in your bones and rides you for days, a sound and vision only those who've been to the bottom and clawed their way back up can generate. His midnight gifts evoke Hank Williams and Skip James as much as Tom Waits and Dylan. Not everybody will get this music - because not everybody is ready for the truth. --Jerry Stahl (author of Permanent Midnight)

"Jake is the modern day Hank Williams." --Steve Buscemi (Actor-Director)

www.jakelabotz.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69DZVA6YKI8


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
FRIDAY 9/18
9pm- Brandi and the Alexanders
Genre: Soul/R&B
For fans of: Aretha Franklin, Sharon Jones, D’Angelo, James Brown, Jack Black’s band at the end of High Fidelity

Brandi & The Alexanders perform God damn soul music!  We play that good old fashioned good grinding good roaring ain’t nothing wrong with getting down tonight baby and feeling the floor now music.”

www.facebook.com/brandiandthealexanders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tyo3RTt2_Bs

10pm- Empire Beats
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Rock/Roll&Soul, Real Music

For fans of: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Alabama Shakes, The Shirelles

Join glamorous jazz chanteuses and gutsy blues shouters of the sensational Blue Flame Revue front Mark Boquist’s five to nine piece rhythm band Empire Beats as they explore an expanding book of Rock/Roll&Soul music ~ familiar and forgotten hits from the past and funky new originals. With songs from every side of the love equation, Empire Beats' energetic revue recalls Rhythm & Blues showcases of another era. Not necessarily retro, definitely not nostalgia, it's real live music that will make you shake your ass.

empirebeatsnyc.com 
https://vimeo.com/128510306 
https://www.reverbnation.com/empirebeats

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

9pm- Hiro Suzuki
Genre: Blues, Country, Rock, etc...

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

10pm- 72nd Street Band
Genre:Jazz/Pop/Covers
For fans of: Sting, Dave Matthew's band, jazz standards

Nostalgic, Beautiful, Fun, Sing Along.

"The richness and beauty of the sound stopped me in my tracks." - The Wall Street Journal

72ndstreetorchestra.com

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


WEDNESDAY 10/14
8pm- Vlada Brofman & Concetta Abbate

Genre: singer-songwriter, art song, world music
For fans of:  Emiliana Torrini, Joanna Newsom, Kat Edmonson, Melodie Gardot

Sensuous melodies, unexpected lyrics, and a sophisticated international flavor – a seamless mix of many genres.  Pocket sized songs. Fleeting sounds, scarcely noticed. Paper clips, a dusty book, bright fish in time. Little songs like little shells.

 “The lyrics have a cabaret or chanson quality to them, and as richly warbled by vocalist Vlada Brofman put me in mind of Melanie, Edith Piaf, or Carla Bruni.”
- Zachary Bos, The Wonder Reflex Blog, January 2015
"This sort of passion is the 'it' that one recognizes in the true troubadours whose minds can’t help but fill up with bursting melodies." - Travel Write Sing Blog, Luke Armstrong March 2015 

nomaddreams.com
https://nomaddreams.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuV2-aYIv4A
https://concettaabbate.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gfeYo_QNtw


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