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

$5 donation strongly suggested for all events unless otherwise indicated.
FRIDAY 7/22
8pm- Joint Effort
Genre: Hip Hop Fusion
For fans of: The Roots, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Soulive, Black Star

Conscious Hip Hop lyrics over Blues, Rock, Jazz, and Groove driven jams. Improvisation at every turn. 

"They may only be three-strong, but Joint Effort have the musical chops and talent of a dozen. With guitar riffs supplied by Neil Durr, the musicality has strong similarity to the jams of Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughan, capturing some of the essence of blues and blending it with their rock and hip-hop bedrock. Flawless bass lines from the hands of Durr's brother Evan tie together the sick string work with the lyrically-rich verses spilled by vocalist Eric Means. Laying down equal parts philosophy and commentary." - Deli Magazine

https://www.facebook.com/thejointeffortband
https://thejointeffort.bandcamp.com

10pm- Hambone Relay
Genre: Funk 
For fans of: Soulive, Robert Walter, Galactic, Karl Denson 

With influences ranging from jazz, funk, blues and rock and roll, Hambone Relay redefines the modern organ trio with their own brand of high-energy live music. 

“Hambone Relay, a great Philly soul-jazz-funk organ trio who blew me away.” - Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly

www.hambonerelay.com
www.youtube.com/HamboneRelay 
www.facebook.com/HamboneRelay 
hambonerelay.bandcamp.com/

SATURDAY 7/23
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- Soul'd Out NYC
Genre: Soul
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. 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 60s early 70s Soul, Jazz and Gospel.

www.souldoutnyc.com
http://youtu.be/Muwr7_0jq4U
www.facebook.com/thesouldoutband

10pm- Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak
"You must not try to make love definite. It is the divine accident of life.”

So said Sherwood Anderson in his great book, Winesburg, Ohio. Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak knows all about accidents. Of birth. Of place and strange times. Of music heard through screen windows in summer, of lonely faces in discos while blizzards raged outside in the Northern night.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com

SUNDAY 7/24
4pm-Moving Pictures: Kill Bill - Volumes 1 and 2
Hosted by Alex D.!! It's my birth-month and I'm going to play my favorite things! To finish out the month, I'm going out on a limb here. I know that some of you love these movies, but some of you think they're too violent. I think they're both, and I've always wanted to see them on a big(ger) screen - no, I didn't see them in the theater, but you don't need to pay money twice to see them, just come on by!

10pm - Nerdeoke!  Hosted by Joe Rude of the Kings of Karaoke!


MONDAY 7/25
8pm- WAX: Stories on Vinyl


We're adorable. We're winsome. We're Chloe and Marcie and we want to see you this Monday, 25th July for our new monthly WAX! 

Storytellers: Sean O'Brien, Tricia Guadagni, Stormageddon and YOU! The skinny: bring a record, tell us a 5-minute story about a song, then spin that track. We wanna know all about that heartbreak/first dance/all night booze binge and we wanna hear the song that just won't unattach itself from the memory.
Specials: Draft beer--$4. Ridiculous, anachronistic entertainment--free all night, baby.

TUESDAY 7/26
8pm- Sex In Space

In space, no one can hear you scream, but can they hear you coming? Galaxies far, far away are big, really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind bogglingly big it is. So what happens when reproduction heads toward the heavens? Aim to misbehave and find out what you should expect on the final frontier Don’t miss it before it disappears…like tears in the rain. 


*Special On Tap Family crossover event with our friends at Astronomy on Tap! Come see MCs from both events collide at the Way Station to settle the score: life science or physical?

WEDNESDAY 7/27
8pm- Amanda Daviner from Dreams of June
Genre: Blues, Soul, Americana

Dreams Of June weaves an exquisite range of genres into a tapestry of post-modern rock songs which sets them apart from any band you are listening to. Amanda Daviner’s gut punching confessional lyrics and electrifying performances are delivered with a signature style and range only truly great vocalists possess. When you combine such a voice with a brilliant re-imagining of the modern rock form, your ears are filled with unforgettable songs you must listen to again and again. 

“Amanda Daviner is absolutely wonderful. Stunning voice.” - Simon Kirke, Bad Company


“Amanda /Daviner is a future megastar.” - Larry Flick, Sirius/XM

dreamsofjune.com


9pm- Braden Palmer
Genre: Alternative/Grunge/Rock
For fans of: Chris Cornell, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots

Dreamy, crunchy, cloudy introspective rock

http://bradenpalmer.com/bands-projects
http://bradenmusic.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA2erll6KWI

10pm- Dolphins Don't Love
Genre: Wavegaze Rock and Roll
For fans of: ​Grinderman/Nick Cave, David Bowie, Velvet Underground, Magnetic Fields

​Waves of spacey and atmospheric rock and roll. The ocean’s not your friend. Features members of post-apocalyptic sci-fi rock band: The Sky Captains of Industry.

​“Ever concerned with the complex and often under­considered relationships between man and woman, humanity and nature, and the ego and eternity.... recommended for all sad bastards and science geeks alike.” - Fabricoh Magazine


https://youtu.be/uVy0rBHnqq8?list=UUzMSiYV4kQQYHD7diTxUZdA

11pm- The Sleeping Tongues
Genre: Indie/Post-Punk/Folk/Pop
For fans of: The Clash, The Killers, The Cure, New Order, The Jam, Interpol

Shoe move rock.  The Sleeping Tongues deliver intriguing music that makes you want to do things... The Brooklyn-based band hints at the genres of post-punk, rock, folk, indie and Caribbean music.  They bring the key elements of rhythm, hooks, sensible oddity, penetrating vocals and an energized performance.

http://thesleepingtongues.bandcamp.com/ 
https://instagram.com/thesleepingtongues/
https://www.facebook.com/thesleepingtongues
https://twitter.com/sleepingtongues

THURSDAY 7/28
7pm- Astronomy on Tap

10pm- The Wholly Saints
Genre: Rock & Soul, Rockabilly, Delta Blues
For Fans Of: Sun Records, Gene Vincent, Elvis Presley

The Wholly Saints present a raucous and righteous experience of sweat-and-dance-inducing Rock & Soul, vintage and dirty, just how you like it.  Covering everything from Elvis deep cuts to Howlin' Wolf, you better be there or be square.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a3YyA8HRWo

11pm- The Vibrojets
Genre: Surf, Exotica, Reggae 
For fans of: The Ventures, The Shadows, Burt Bachrach, Martin Denny, The Specials 

Fun and adventurous renditions of classics from the '60s, 70s and 80s with vibes as the lead voice, as well as compelling originals.  

Vibrojets.nyc 
https://www.facebook.com/Vibrojets/?fref=ts 

FRIDAY 7/29
THE WAY STATION SUMMER SHOWCASE, DAY 1
8pm- MNOP
Genre: Indie

Formed in Brooklyn during 2013 by guitarist and songwriter Amelia Hazen, May No One Perish (MNOP) has evolved from its anti-folk roots into an energetic four-piece folk-punk band. Fast-paced and confessional, their densely lyrical songs are formed around loss and heartbreak as well as an acute sense of life’s shortness. Their lineup includes Evan Caverninha on bass, Kevin Shipp on lead guitar, and Manolo Estrada on drums, and their first full-band album is slated for release in mid-2016.

http://mnop-music.com 
www.facebook.com/MNOP.music

9pm- Eric Vitoff
Genre: Guitar Looping Alchemy, Acoustic, House, Dance
For fans of: Daft Punk, James Blake, Reggie Watts, John Mayer, Bag Raiders

Long Island born and raised and now Brooklyn based, Eric Vitoff's tunes toe the imaginary line between the genres of house/dance and acoustic singer-songwriter. Equipped just with an acoustic guitar and some effects pedals, he builds pulsing, colorful beats that make your feet move and your mind wonder just where all those sounds are coming from.

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

10pm- A Valley Son
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Father John Misty and Band of Horses

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.


avalleyson.com

11pm- Wavestate
Genre: Ghost-Modern
For fans of: David Bowie, Jeff Buckley, Bjork, Tom Waits, Books, Movies, Fine Dining

Hi-fi lo-tech folk from the future.

"This is some weird stuff." - Jarett the All Seeing, Galactic Archive 

"Fear is the mind killer." - Paul Atreides/Mua'dib

www.ewharris.net

SATURDAY 7/30
THE WAY STATION SUMMER SHOWCASE, DAY 2
8pm- Gentleman Brawlers
Genre: Afropop 
For fans of: TuNeYaRdS & Stereolab

Gentleman Brawlers are a funky 5-Piece band known for intense performances that walk the lines between slick songcraft, theatrical flair, and sonic experimentation. 2014 was a landmark year for the band, drawing critical acclaim in the New York and London Music Press. Brooklyn’s influential magazine The Deli listed them among their top 10 emerging New York bands, and Veteran BBC music writer Tom Robinson offered lavish praise for the group, noting the “silken female vocals” and “micron-precision drum grooves.” Robinson went on to call the ’Brawlers “a band that will take over the world” if they manage to pen the right song. Led visually by vocalist/dancer Becca Fox’s compelling sense of stagecraft, the Gentleman Brawlers are a sight & a sound you don't want to miss! 

"A virtuoso live band of this calibre – grooving together like a beautifully engineered machine – topped off with silken female vocals...Liquid and inventive township style guitars, micron-precision drum grooves, yes… but what’s nailing it all together is a bassist with the effortless rhythmic flick of a Norman Watt-Roy or a James Jamerson."—BBC's Tom Robinson, Fresh On the Net, Fresh Faves  "It had me on the funky intro. Great fusion of afro-soul, and dreamy synth pop, driven by a tight bassline and interesting guitar riffs. Lots of elements coming together beautifully." - David Durant, Fresh On the Net, UK Weekly Listening Post

http://gentlemanbrawlers.com/ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc0gXoIivY0&feature=youtu.be 
https://soundcloud.com/gentleman-brawlers 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gentleman-Brawlers/216892405010636?ref=bookmarks https://twitter.com/Gent_Brawlers 
https://instagram.com/gentlemanbrawlers/

9pm- Shayfer James
Genre: Folk-Rock, Noir Pop Singer Songwriter
For fans of: Tom Waits, Danny Elfman, Fiona Apple

Shayfer James weaves surprisingly genuine musical landscapes that evoke the gauzy, sweaty sexuality of gulf-coast barrooms and the fantastical, narcotic mysticism of a Lewis Carroll-inspired three-ring circus. Mr. James' noir-infused, piano driven music swaggers from dark danceable anthems to harrowing ballads with jazz lilted satire and whiskey-dirt grit.

"New & Noteworthy Alternative" - iTunes

"Rich orchestration swells over James’ melodic bellows and conjures up a dark and sinful scene underscored by mischievous charm". - wnyc.org


http://www.shayferjames.com

10pm- The Travelers
Genre: Rock-Hop/Funk & Blues/Stoner Soul
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'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- Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show
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.  

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

TUESDAY 8/2
8pm- David Kay
Genre: Experimental Pop
For fans of: Radiohead, The Flaming Lips, The Velvet Underground

David Kay is an artist that encompasses the past, present and future of Experimental Pop. The German-born singer, songwriter and musician blends the very best of raw vocals, unexpected chord changes and gorgeous, hypnotic melodies all in one pure package. Prepare to be enraptured and transformed by this musical experience. Kay’s latest album Rain on Me provides the perfect ethereal soundtrack for the lives of all its listeners.


http://david-kay.bandcamp.com/

9pm- Simon Benegas
Genre: Indie, Folk
For fans of: Bon Iver, Ben Howard, Iron & Wine, Cat Stevens, Sufjan Stevens, Jack Johnson.

Simon Benegas is a promising singer songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina. His unique sound combines simple melodies with energetic rhythm which allows the listener to dive
deep into a state of peaceful balance.

“His lyrics and chords reveal the organic simplicity of his roots and promote the sanity of mind and body.” - www.VOMB.com.ar

“Simon Benegas is a young man who takes you and brings you those intimate and warm songs that we are in much need of today.” - www.indiehoy.com

http://www.simonbenegas.com/ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyuNG13j8QU

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5iQOHu8sM4pFTUw8OgtexD

WEDNESDAY 8/3
8pm- Gustaf Axel
Genre: Singer songwriter
For fans of: Troubadours


www.goodbyemotel.com

9pm- Sariyah Idan
Genre: World Urban, Singer-Songwriter
For fans of: Nneka, Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Ben Harper, Ani Di Franco, Souad Massi

Sariyah Idan is a sensually feisty creature rooted in cultural, social and verbal poetry. A New York bred and Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, Ms Idan’s evocative style is influenced by reggae and soul’s spiritually political groove, the resiliency in jazz, the celebratory culture mix of Latin styles, hip-hop’s wisdom of overstanding and the sounds of her Jewish ancestry. Her lyricism is inspired by both intimidate personal experience and deep engagement with issues of the day. With a passion for ethnomusicology and social movements, Ms Idan intentionally mixes multiple genres not simply as a sonic tapestry of her environment but also as an expression of social activism and is indebted to her mentors, including Melanie DeMore, for guiding her in this practice. She has shared stages with Pete Seeger, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Yusef Lateef as well as recordings with Marcia Griffiths and Caron Wheeler on Dubblstandat’s album Woman In Dub. 

"Her mix of dub, folk, rock and soul – emotional, raw and political is refreshing and particularly valuable in these tumultuous present times.... powerful, soulful, spirited songs filled with stories of joy, struggle, love and social justice.” - Fusicology

http://sariyah-idan.com/
www.soundcloud.com/sariyah-idan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeodWRCuw_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h-41xBYTFE
www.facebook.com/SariyahWorld
www.instagram.com/sariyahidan/

www.twitter.com/sariyahidan

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

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

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

"Gentle insanity with irresistible tunes" - The Herald

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

“A wonderful weird band” - The Scotsman

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

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

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

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

"Aubergenius!" - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

"An endearingly oddball trio, carving their singular niche somewhere between whimsy, psychedelia, and classic lo-fi pop." - The Scotsman

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

www.kennyyoungandtheeggplants.com
Video game – “Attack of the Maniac Librarian” – based on an Eggplants song: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/3149066/
http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music/they-are-immature-perhaps-but-kenny-and-the-eggplants-are-having-far-too-much-fun-to.25053283

9pm- Phil Cohen
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Bright Eyes, Lumineers, Bob Dylan

A seamless blend of folk rock, country, indie, and blue grass with attention to unique and thoughtful lyrics.

philcohenmusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1VGs8-hSNg
philcohen.bandcamp.com

11pm- The Travelers

Genre: Rock-Hop/Funk & Blues/Stoner Soul
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'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

WEDNESDAY 9/21

9pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana, Country, Blues
For fans of: Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Lightning Hopkins

Unsigned, unasked and unapologetic, Cancion is a true DIY singer/songwriter. His songwriting ranges from outlaw country stylings and driving blues/rock raptures, to gorgeously vulnerable, raw, gentle music. He is often accompanied by Alex Whelan, on backup vocals and guitar, blending tight harmonies with a broken down home guitar attack. 

www.cancionsito.bandcamp.com 

10pm- Simon Benegas
Genre: Indie, Folk
For fans of: Bon Iver, Ben Howard, Iron & Wine, Cat Stevens, Sufjan Stevens, Jack Johnson.

Simon Benegas is a promising singer songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina. His unique sound combines simple melodies with energetic rhythm which allows the listener to dive
deep into a state of peaceful balance.

“His lyrics and chords reveal the organic simplicity of his roots and promote the sanity of mind and body.” - www.VOMB.com.ar

“Simon Benegas is a young man who takes you and brings you those intimate and warm songs that we are in much need of today.” - www.indiehoy.com

http://www.simonbenegas.com/ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyuNG13j8QU

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5iQOHu8sM4pFTUw8OgtexD