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Readers' Choice Contest 2014 

New York 2014

The Way Station voted in as 

Best Cocktail Bar  

THURSDAY 10/308pm- The Bright Smoke
Genre: Indie-rock/blues
For fans of: PJ Harvey, My Brightest Diamond, Sharon Van Etten

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

www.peteandthestraydogs.com


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

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

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


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


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

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

www.ted.hefko.net

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

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

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

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

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


HALLOWEEN
Dress up for The Way Station's fourth Annual Halloween Costume Party with bar tab prizes for best costumes, drink specials and a mid-night screening of everyone's favorite cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show! It's just a jump to the left....
 

SATURDAY 11/1
Regulars Happy Hour
Wear your ambassador pin and pay happy hour prices all night long.

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- Toby Singer and the Storm
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Nick Drake, Elliott Smith

Toby Singer and the Storm, the stage name of Toby Singer, an up and coming singer/songwriter, producer, and musical theater composer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. His last record is called Here Comes Saturn, an homage of sorts to the delicate, quiet music of Nick Drake and Elliott Smith. Toby’s warm, low voice gives weight to the semi-autobiographical record, detailing the traverse of time and the crisis of being, going through one’s late 20s.

“Recalling a cleaned up Nick Drake or a scrubbed Elliot Smith, Toby Singer chases down the same acoustic wide-screen pop that seems so well suited to sync with film. "Hard Beast" is built on the back of a tiny acoustic guitar progression, Singer's voice lilting out in some pleasant combination of firm and weak. Producers of independent film take notice of the chorus, the kind of the thing that should suitably end up in a trailer beside a pensive next-generation Gordon-Levitt or a vastly-improved Zach Braff. Singer repeats the chorus until it is a well-worn hook, the title lyric very nearly an analog for "heart beat", as the song moves methodically to its small and valuable conclusions." -32 Feet Per Second

"Wickedly fresh soul slash crooning slash dancin’ in the kitchen" and that the songs are "coated with a frosting of earnest innocence, but still stay sexy."     -YVYNYL

"Bits of Jens Lekman, Vampire Weekend and soul. Nice.” -Mind of an Independent

http://www.tobysinger.com/the-storm
http://vimeo.com/104071114
 

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY 11/2
2014 NYC Marathon: Marathoners Unite!
Let us welcome you with a round of applause for your tremendous achievement and determination. Wear your 2014 NYC Marathon medal and drink happy hour prices all night long.

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

DOCTOR WHO Series 8
We'll be playing the new episode for you 2-3 times starting at 4pm.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/825874687432848/


8:30pm- An evening with Uncle Monsterface' presenting their new album, 'Rise of the Lava Men.
Genre: Alternative/Weird/Nerd Pop
For fans of: They Might Be Giants Meets Rush, Ween

Uncle Monsterface is fun, high-energy nerd rock that stares you down from across the bar and dares you not to have a good time with them. They make songs about ninjas, Nintendo, D&D, lobsters, and life. Their live shows often include giant dancing monsters, notably one that shares the name with the band, and is also a sock puppet. As a matter of fact, many of their songs are about real sock puppets. Listen up and get down.
 

“[Uncle Monsterface] lifts you up and makes you feel powerful.”
-james kochalka, american elf, on uncle monsterface’s ‘this is an adventure’

“Is the music catchy? Yes! Are the lyrics odd and quirky? Of Course! But are the songs themselves somehow devalued by these two elements? Hell no! While Uncle Monsterface like to paint themselves as goodtime guys making music that requires naught but a modicum of conscious thought on the part of their listeners, they are, in fact, **dum–dum–daaaaah** emotionally resonant.” -Geekdad Z, HipsterPlease



https://www.facebook.com/events/1484139701866717/

unclemonsterface.com
youtube.com/unclemonsterface
http://unclemonsterface.bandcamp.com/


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 11/3
6-7:15pm- Monster Monday Madness: Lost Boys
Free Pizza 
 
Paul Ryan Presents:
8pm- Samantha Brown
Sam hails from New Jersey and her upcoming album will hopefully be released within the next decade. Follow Sam on Twitter @freesambrownnow! 

9pm- Zuni Mountain Boys
Genre: Americanca

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 over two days, and released it via bandcamp in August 2014. The five song EP consists predominantly of two acoustic guitars, and two part harmonies with Connor singing the leads, and Matt accompanying. Dobro and piano are the only other accents on the recording, leaving the sound spare, with little more than is necessary to deliver the song. The lyrics hesitate to dip into the abstract, and instead paint the sound with ordinary images that allow the listener to arrive at something larger on their own. 

https://thezunimountainboys.bandcamp.com/
 
10pm- Mike O'Malley
Genre: Screamer-Songwriter.
For fans of: Tom Waits, Glen Hansard, The Decemberists, Fiona Apple 

Mike O'Malley carries a lot of anger around. He endeavors to funnel said extra energy into a rollicking, kinetic set of folk songs for drinking, howling, and stomping to. He would specifically love to howl with you.
 

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY 11/4
8pm- Acousta Noir 
Genre: Gritty Americana Stomp
For fans of: Larry & His Flask, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Mumford & Sons

Stripping punk rock back to the roots. A Bastard Son of Circus Royalty & a modern day troubadour, moving with the wind and singing stories along the way. Get some Boom-Boom-Boom with your Wail & Howl. This is ACOUSTA NOIR.
 

“Just how much punch can one guy pack into a set? You'll be reeling as he blends raw bluesy soul with a rough and rowdy edge. If you like to dance, stomp your feet, or just have a good time, be there.”— Starbuck, Oberon's Three Penny Tavern

www.acoustanoir.com
www.reverbnation.com/acoustanoir
http://youtu.be/vNnFUIJqInM
 

Antifolk Night 9-11pm
Antifolk is a movement, a music genre and a social network of artists, writers, and musicians who work in different mediums and styles.

Antifolk's defining characteristics are that it can't be defined; it's irreverent, raw, it turns the status quo on it's head. It's shambolic, words mean more than pretense and you can't say what it is until you see it, hear it, and feel it.  

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

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

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


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

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

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


11pm- American Anymen
Genre: Antifolk
American Anymen are an antifolk group located in NYC. We follow the political line of passion over expertise and the idea that what you have to say is more important than the equipment that you own.

https://vimeo.com/105382594
https://vimeo.com/104680200
https://americananymen.bandcamp.com/


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

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

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

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

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

9pm- Jonathan Saraga Quintet 
Genre: Modern Jazz/Contemporary
For fans of: Miguel Zennon, John Zorn, David Binney, Miles Okazaki

The Jonathan Saraga Quintet has been playing Saraga's original compositions and arrangements around New York City since 2012. Inspired by Western Classical music, jazz and film scores, Jonathan writes music that features "...a rare blend of individuality and maturity," for an artist still in his 20's. Each composition includes portions of it that are catered to improvisation, and in-the-moment decisions that provide the music with a means of metamorphosis.

"At times, Saraga's music can exhibit a wandering, nomadic, Klezmer-influenced sound that further cements the (Dave) Douglas connection via that trumpeter's work with John Zorn's flagship Masada." - ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“This is engaging, tuneful, urgent modern jazz played at a very high level by young, masterful musicians." -JIMMY GREENE

"Saraga... is only in his mid-twenties, but plays with the wisdom and maturity of veterans more than twice his age. His  chops, lust for musical life and don't-box-me-into-a-stylistic-corner mentality make him  seem like the musical offspring of trumpeters Dave Douglas and Ambrose Akinmusire." - ALL ABOUT JAZZ

www.jonathansaraga.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1V7qUrx0og&list=UUKsORBAgWSHrgAOhTQWUG4w
https://soundcloud.com/jonathansaraga
www.youtube.com/koooltrumpet


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

Intertwining '70s urban funk with close-harmony singing from the Heartland, The Condescending Liberals' jams will no doubt leave you in a blue state.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPIbv30ID90
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDuzQXQSBEs


11pm- Fife & Drom
Genre: Blues
For fans of: Howlin’ Wolf, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Bonnie Raitt

Fife & Drom is the musical brainchild of husband and wife team Mark Marshall and Abby Ahmad. Though the couple grew up as neighbors in a tiny Pennsylvania town, destiny arranged their first meeting, oddly enough, over two decades later at the “Crossroads Cafe” in Brooklyn, NY.  One might say their collaboration was fated. Their updated, original take on classic era Delta & Chicago style blues is infused with deep rhythms, soaring riffs and unbridled passion. Music as visceral as it is danceable.

"They say good things come to those who wait so we did our part and waited patiently for this album [Introducing Fife & Drom]. It was clearly time well spent because this is top shelf material. There is not a weak track on here, front to back this is as good a piece of work as you will find."  -Glen Casebeer (American Blues Scene)

"The great thing about Fife & Drom is that they have a truly unique sound. They are clearly influenced by older, acoustic blues, but they don’t live in the past; instead they take the baton and run towards a frontier in blues that is all their own, making a memorable introduction."  -Nik Rodewald (Blues Rock Review)

www.fifeanddrom.com


THURSDAY 11/6
Wasabassco 
8pm- doors
9pm- showtime
Just two days before Wasabassco's 10th Anniversary Extravaganaza we're warming up at The Way Station, Brooklyn's famous Bar With The TARDIS,

Featuring performances by Wasabassco favorites Nasty Canasta and GiGi La Femme, with Canada's own Red Herring and making her Wasabassco debut, all the way from California courtesy of last month's bake sale funds: Arcadia Kane. Hosted by an either an incredibly hyper or incredibly exhausted Doc Wasabassco.

Show at 9:00

Advance Sale Guaranteed Seats (limited to 20) available here. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/869190

$10 GA at the door

https://www.facebook.com/events/171626959650906/?notif_t=plan_user_invited
wasabassco.com
 

FRIDAY 11/7
8pm- Tim Haufe 
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


9pm- 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


10pm- The Morning Sea
Genre: Folk/Rock
For fans of: Rock n’ Roll, Whiskey, Night-time

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

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

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


11pm- Cara
Genre: Pop/Rock
For fans of: Early Madonna, 80s + 90s music, Amy Lee (of Evanescence) Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, Pink, Rihanna

From powerhouse rock to melodic pop, Cara’s vocals jump from one genre to another with ease. With a voice that sounds right at home in either a stadium or intimate downtown blues club, her influences are as diverse as the places she’s performed. From L.A to London, all the way up to icy Scandinavia- all by 21 years old. Her vocal range has been compared to ultimate icons such as Whitney, Aguilera, and Carey.

www.caramusik.com
www.facebook.com/caramusik
www.soundcloud.com/caramusik
www.instagram.com/caramusik
www.youtube.com/caramusik
  

SATURDAY 11/8
3pm- Drink and Draw
$5 + one drink minimum
Live models
8pm- Joy Dragland
Genre: Soft Rock
For fans of: Fleetwood Mac, America, Bread

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

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

http://www.joydragland.com


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


SUNDAY 11/9
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

DOCTOR WHO Series 8 Finale
We'll be playing the new episode for you 2-3 times starting at 4pm.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/825874687432848/

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

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

“Chicago-based band is creating the Time Lord Rock ("Trock") that fans deserve.” –Geek Girl Chicago


“Time Crash is likely to be successful.” –Chicago Sun-Times


“the group has quickly become a favorite on their hometown Who scene of Chicago, Illinois.” –Another Castle


“offer a much more rock orientated, almost Heart-like approach to Doctor Who music.” –Houston Press

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


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 11/10
6pm- Monster Monday Madness: Fright Night
Free Pizza!


8pm- Sarabande
Genre: rock croon soul jazz sludge
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, Liz Phair, Billie Holiday

Born and raised  in New York City to gypsy parents of the arts, singer/songwriter and guitarist Sara Jecko is a bit of a gypsy herself. It’s hard to settle down. After studying jazz guitar in college, and at the same time, touring as the guitarist in a zydeco-punk band (Zydeco Pilots), she started performing her own songs. 

“she creates her own brand of soulful and intuitive music. (Her) voice completely fragile with an energy of resilience” - rockisrock


“Raw emotion..natural, inspired ease” - James Moore

www.sarajecko.com


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

James Richards makes music to live but not for a living. Classically trained but steeped in "Blue Ridge certified acousticfunkgrass," James looks to Lightnin' Hopkins, Otis Redding and Peter Gabriel for inspiration. He has shared stages with Peggy Seeger, Stacy Earle and Mark Stuart, and Ellis Paul among many others. Residing in Brooklyn with Kentucky and North Carolina on mind, James collaborates with local musicians at venues ranging from Joe's Pub and Webster Hall to All Souls Church and Sunny's. He also volunteers with Musicians on Call, bringing music to metro hospitals.

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


"You can sing me anything..."

Rebecca Sulock - Mountain Xpress


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

The New Yorker Festival - The New Yorker

www.reverbnation.com/jamesrichards 

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

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

alexcastle.net


11pm- Roland Ramos Vienna
Genre: Acoustic Reggae/Soul
For Fans of: The Decemberists, Jose Gonzalez, Brett Denett, Sublime, Nickel Creek, The Misfits.

My music is derived from my experiences as a cross-cultural curator. I write directly from my experiences of working with groups from diverse backgrounds. I started playing guitar at age 9. By 12 I was already composing and performing live. Roland is fresh from playing a number of different festivals in the area including "Opple Topple" in PA, "Return to the Roots" Festival in Liberty NY, "Fam Jamily" In Vernon, NJ as well as "The Boogie."

"Ramos simply knows no boundaries; like his beloved Hoboken, “Anchor Hearts” is a true melting pot of cultures and rhythms." Jersey Beat Album Review for "Anchor Heart".http://www.jerseybeat.com/editorsdesk.html

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

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

Corduroy Appreciation Day
Wear Coruroy and drink happy hour prices all night long
 "The Autumnal Disaster"

7:30pm- Satellite Magazine
Let's Talk About Cities

9pm- Louiza
Genre: Jazz influenced Indie Rock

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

http://louiza.bandcamp.com/
 

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

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

www.countykingsmusic.com


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

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

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

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


WEDNESDAY 11/12
8pm- Decanted Youth 
Collaborative gig from 2 Brooklyn based singer/songwriters, Sarai Moore (aka Decanted Youth) and Simon Shippey (aka Peace For Old Ghosts), where existing songs will be placed in new and unique contexts, where folk meets atmospherics. 
Genre: Experimental, electronica, indie-Folk, ambient rock, dreamy pop and sultry-blues
For fans of: The xx, Lisa Hannigan, The Jezabels, Feist, Lykke Li, Agnus and Julia Stone

Decanted Youth is Sarai Moore soloing and collaborating with local artists. She brings a fresh sound to the music scene with a mixture of experimental, electronica, indie-folk, ambient rock, dreamy pop and sultry-blues.

Jolt Radio talked about Decanted Youth’s demo track Sandman, “The track is amazingly haunting, dreamy, poppy. I can go on for days with descriptions. Bottom line is, give the track a listen and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Hope you enjoy it and make sure to expect more from the band.”

http://decantedyouth.bandcamp.com/ 
https://soundcloud.com/sarai-moore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8eDfOAW3Dc

http://peaceforoldghosts.bandcamp.com/

9pm- Tripeg Lobo: Late Nite Double Feature Picture Show
The next Tripeg Lobo presents challenge is: artists play a song from a movie (any song featured, it can be the theme, the song playing in the background of a scene, etc.), then they write a new song about their favorite movie. Performers include: Elisa Flynn, Lys Guillorn, George Hakkila, Maharajah Sweets, Chris Q. Murphy, Jay Buchanan, Mark W. Schwarz, Sarah Bisman, Walter Andersons, and the Halsey Hellhounds.

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

ONE WOMAN SONGSTRESS SINGS AVANT GARDE BLUES FOR UNMARKETABLE MUSIC SAKE

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

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


THURSDAY 11/13
8pm- atlantic / pacific
Genre: Indie-Rock, Pop, Dance
For fans of: Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Broken Social Scene, Mac Demarco, Hospitality

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

http://soundcloud.com/imranetyusuf


9pm- Cuervo Jones
Who is Cuervo Jones?
Combining catchy melodies, driving rhythms, and powerful guitar, this dance punk power trio exploded on NYC scene in 2013. Pulling from the best of their favorite bands: the Ramones, Arctic Monkeys, and the Strokes, Cuervo Jones will be in your head long after the last cymbal crash and barre chord have faded out into the night.

http://cuervojones.bandcamp.com/


10pm- 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/


11pm- The Howling Monkeys CD release party
 
FRIDAY 11/14
8pm- Hiro Suzuki Band
Genre: Blues, Country, Rock, etc...
http://profile.ameba.jp/hs335bluz/


9pm- JD Patch
For fans of: Country and honky tonk music 

We play hell raisin' beer drinking blue collar roadhouse honky tonk music. Play a lot of originals with a few covers from Hank Jr to Waylon to Merle Haggard 


deadamble.com 


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

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

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

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

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

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


SATURDAY 11/15
5-6:30pm- Fermentation on Wheels is Back in Brooklyn!

Celebrate the arrival of Fermentation on Wheels with home-brewed elixirs and fermentation-themed band The Live Cultures. This event will follow a day of free fermentation workshops featured at Bitter & Ester's and on the Fermentation Bus, all on Washington Ave between Prospect and Park in Prospect Heights.

Daily workshops will include beer, kombucha, and vegetable fermentation. There is no better way to work up your thirst. Help us celebrate the arrival of a funky smelling bus and it's love for free fermentation education to the masses!


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

8pm- Strange But Surf
Genre: Surf
For fans of: Commercial Interuption, The Tarrantino NYC, Dick Dale, 9th Wave, Beach Boys

Strange But Surf has been an established surf-rock band on Long Island since 2003. They play at venues across New York and Long Island. They have released 2 albums, “Making Treble” and “Swimming in Reverb”, and appear on the surf compilation CD “Off the Deep End” by Deep Eddy Records. Calling on influences from Metal to the British Invasion and from Punk to the Blues with a dash of good old Rock & Roll, these talented musicians combine their talents to produce their own genre of music that can only be called “Strange BUt Surf.”

“Surf can be a strange genre at times. It can both exist independently and be connected to Tiki culture. Despite the name “surf,” a surf song can have little or nothing to do with surfing (something that will be made very obvious over the course of the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari). What makes surf music “surf” is its distinct “wet” sound. Said sound is made by the spring reverberator in amplifiers for electric guitars, which can sound like waves. Hence the title of Strange But Surf’s second album, Swimming in Reverb. Interestingly enough, the CD’s cover shows the band in front of a Tiki bar called Otto’s Shrunken Head. This is the essence of Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: the mixture of Tiki, surf music and horror. According to their Facebook page, Strange But Surf came into existence in 2003. That page also has a great quote from the band themselves: “More than just Surf, we combine Blues, Oldies, Rockabilly and more into our own genre of music, known as Strange But Surf.” Their online radio station also lists “Spy, Space, Horror, Tiki, and Lounge” as sources of inspiration. Although Swimming in Reverb is largely a surf album, some of these influences are present.” - See more at: http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/2010/06/freaky-tiki-surf-ari-strange-but-surf/#sthash.CRL5gMKf.dpuf

strangebutsurf.com
 

9pm- TarantinosNYC
Genre: Surf, Soul, Spy, Spaghetti Western instrumentals
For fans of: Dick Dale, Link Wray, Ennio Morricone, The Ventures, Booker T & the MG’s

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



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


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

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


10pm- The Ninth Wave
Genre: hot rod surf
For fans of: surf/garage/60s/instrumental/guitar/rockabilly/rock

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

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

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

SUNDAY 11/16
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

Star Trek: DOCTORS

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 11/17
6pm- Monster Monday Madness: Near Dark
Free Pizza!


8pm- Julia McKinnis
Genre: Indie Pop
For fans of: Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Cat Power

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

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


9pm- Daniel Amedee 
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 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- Que Vlo-ve?
Genre: Rebetika (Ρεμπετικα)
For fans of: Early 20thc. Blues, Greek & otherwise

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

https://www.facebook.com/quevlove


11pm- Wilson Whitley 
Genre: Acoustic, Folk, Singer- Songwriter
For fans of: Civil Wars

Duo that mixes r&b, pop, and rock n roll to create a beautiful acoustic folk sound.

www.wilsonwhitleymusic.com


TUESDAY 11/18
8pm- John Powers 
Genre: Folk
For fans of: NICK DRAKE, JON MARTYN, JOSE GONZALEZ/JUNIP, JAMES TAYLOR, CAT STEVENS

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

INDIEGOGO.COM
John Powers – Elegant NYC Folk With Stories To Tell

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

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

9pm- Denise Barbarita
Genre: Singer/songwriter: A Combination of Pop Angst, Rock, and Folk with die-hard female vocals and an unflinching attitude.
For fans of: The Dodos, Bat for Lashes, The Pretenders, Muse, Kate Bush

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

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

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

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

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

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


10pm- The Dirty Borrellis
Genre: Rock
For fans of: The Band, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Motown, Creedence, Springsteen, Thin Lizzy

The Dirty Borrellis are a seven-man NYC band with members from all over this great land (Ohio, Cali, Michigan and North Carolina). They rehearse in a former pharmaceutical facility that looks like a Walking Dead set. Just about everybody writes and sings. Their live show is heavy, funky, pretty, a little dirty and a lot of Borrelli. Pairs well with whiskey.


11pm- Mind Open
Genre: Jazz/Rock/Boogaloo/Bossa/Psychedelic/Funk
For fans of: Medeski, Martin & Wood, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Stark Reality, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
 

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

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


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

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

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

www.sarabouchard.com
 

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

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

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


10pm- Suzette Sundae & the Lovelifes
Genre: Jump blues, American roots R&B, Swing
For fans of: Ruth Brown, Imelda May, Nikki Hill, Nick Curran, Big Joe Turner, Wynonie Harris, Patsy Cline

Swing on back to the golden age of American roots music with Suzette Sundae & the Lovelifes. Their well crafted, original tunes and boppin’ covers, will make you wanna shake a few tail feathers and forget your modern day woes. Our Lovelifes have got it all: guitar, upright bass, drums, piano, sax, and sultry, yet dynamic vocals. Their style and finesse evoke the fun, beauty, simplicity, and style of the 40’s and 50’s. Relax, sip a cocktail, dance and have some fun with us!

As a brand new band that just landed here, in the 21st century, we’re without any press, at this time. Perhaps, we’ll attempt to entice a writer or two to review the show. Maybe a contest could help? Hmm…

http://www.suzettesundae.com
https://www.facebook.com/SuzetteSundaeLovelifes


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Gentle insanity with irresistible tunes" -- The Herald

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

“A wonderful weird band” -- The Scotsman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We're a group of close friends that like to play music together. We like to sing a lot, meet new people and other musicians. We play because we have a good time doing it and want others to share in that experience. We like to blend vocal harmony styles of 50's and 60's pop with the traditional storytelling and heartbreak of folk music.

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

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

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

11pm- Three Pints Shy
Genre: Irish Rock Band
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2


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


FRIDAY 11/21
GOTHAM HOLLER NIGHT
Gotham Holler is really about one thing: shining a spotlight on local country music in New York City. We know there’s a thriving community of country music artists here. And we know there are NYC citizens who love country music. This is our attempt to introduce the two.  
http://www.gothamholler.com

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

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

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

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

9pm- Aron Blue

Aron Blue writes funny songs and likes to rock out, honkytonk style. Alone and with the Bootleggers, she has performed at NYC venues like The Stone, Tonic, Goodbye Blue Monday, Jimmy’s No. 43, Otto’s Shrunken Head, Grand Victory, CultureFix, and ConArtist. She’s also performed at Montreal’s fabulous L’escalier.



Aron has had her songs featured on Democracy Now and Wisconsin Public Radio WIEC, and scored the documentary Loan Shark in Your Living Room for IndyVideo. Her video Never Talk to Cops was featured and linked to by the nonprofit Flex Your Rights. In 2014, she was awarded Best Couch at Couch by Couchwest!




The Bootleggers are:


Daniel Lieberman, guitar

Tyrone, pedal steel

David White, drums





10pm- The Lonesome Cupcakes

Genre: Country
For fans of: Dwight Yoakam, Buck Owens Junior Brown, Ernest Tubb

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

http://www.lonesomecupcakes.com


11pm- 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


SATURDAY 11/22
8pm- Eliza and the Organix
Genre: gritty jazz rock
For fans of: Cake, Morphine, Beck, The Dresden Dolls

Eliza and the Organix is a gritty Brooklyn-based rock group centered around the songwriting of guitarist and singer Eliza Waldman. With a foundation in blues and jazz, we deal in deep grooves, quirky humor, and high octane playing. From swampy saxophone swirling in the background and a back porch vibe to slower, more poignant numbers, we draw from a wide sonic canvas that remains focused in edgy, imagistic storytelling and fat, soulful sound. Our debut album The Organix Experience released in August 2012 and has been featured on air at Mike Taylor on Amazing Radio.
 

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

"[Eliza and the Organix] 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")
 

9pm- Out of System Transfer
Genre: folk-punk
For fans of: World/Inferno, The Band, Defiance OH, Against Me, Crass,

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


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


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 11/23
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

Super Troopers & Beerfest

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 11/24
6pm- Monster Monday Madness: Pilot episode of Forever Knight
Free Pizza

7:30pm- Art Talks Brooklyn
An informal speaker series highlighting the importance of Brooklyn art initiatives and how they positively impact our community. Monthly, we invite three speakers, each allotted 15 minutes, to talk about their history, mission and creative public programming. Learn, network and share ideas for a better Brooklyn.

Groundswell 

KIND AESTHETIC & DELVE, Andrea Wenglowskyj

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

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


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

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

http://chrissherman.bandcamp.com


10pm- Martina Fiserova
Genre: folk jazz
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Lizz Wright, Kate Bush, Tracy Chapman

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

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

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

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


11pm- Daniel Stampfel
Genre: POP – SINGER/SONGWRITER
For fans of: Elvis Costello, Buddy Holly, Neil Finn

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

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

“the Monte Carlo EP has a fun, romantic manner that is definitely attention worthy and most importantly; relatable. Stampfel’s voice is simply radiant and shines through in every song.” – Pop-break.com

“His latest EP, Monte Carlo, is a foundational trio of summery pop songs that shimmer in the way that only great songs can.” – BrooklynRocks

www.atthemomentmusic.com
http://youtu.be/X88J7L8nHAs
http://www.atthemomentmusic.com/monte-carlo-ep
 

TUESDAY 11/25
8pm- Sami & Sarah
Genre: From traditional country music, early jazz recordings, Brazilian sambas to European movie soundtracks and the golden age of American animation
For fans of: Cliff Edwards, Huayno, Serge Gainsbourg, Ween, Willie Nelson, Tom Ze, Sega Genesis , The Moldy Peaches, Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin, and Johnny Cash & June Carter

Sami & Sarah are a Brooklyn-based vocal duo playing banjo-ukulele, and upright bass. Their whimsical sound has been described as a combination of The Moldy Peaches, Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin, and Johnny Cash & June Carter. Their multi-lingual music draws from influences as varied as traditional country music, early jazz recordings, Brazilian sambas, European movie soundtracks and the golden age of American animation. Since their formation in early 2013, they have played various venues in New York City and Buenos Aires, Argentina, and they can be seen currently every month at The Way Station in Brooklyn, NY. They are in the process of completing recordings for their first EP, which is expected to be released in the fall of 2014

www.samiandsarah.com
http://vimeo.com/77752208
https://soundcloud.com/samisarah/together-1


9pm- A Flying Dodo Society 
Genre: jungle-pop, anti-folk, crooner, musical theater
For fans of:  Belle & Sebastian, Cole Porter, Daniel Johnston, The Muppets, Pavement, Billie Holiday, Alan Menken, Gene Austin, The Beach Boys

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


11pm- Sean Cronin
Very Good. In these times, where irony and passivity reign, we must create ways of saying things without actually saying them. Thus: this band is Very Good.

It’s issues like this that Sean Cronin's Very Good addresses, and consequently questions the importance of; all while creating musical tapestries that create a journey through styles and various states of lucidity. Sean Cronin is the band’s leader, and his musical life is a testament to the diversity of this project. Cronin was raised on Country, trained in Classical, steeped in Punk Rock, and brought to maturity as a Jazz musician. Similar tales have shaped all of the members of the band, and Very Good is Cronin’s place to conglomerate such stories into song. Some inspirations include Steve Reich, Bjork, Leonard Cohen, and the Band. The band’s malleable nature enables it to fit into any circumstance – be it a dance party or a theatre. Whether they’re performing in the dark, singing a capella to announce that “the show will start soon”, or joined by a marching band that emerges from the audience, Very Good is always full of color, spontaneity, and madness. Very good, indeed.
   

WEDNESDAY 11/26
8pm- Rob Robinson 
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: Folk/Pop/Americana - Bob Dylan, John Lennon, John Hiatt

Pennsylvania born singer/songwriter Rob Robinson has been playing music since his youth. A long time drummer, Rob recorded and toured with Ben Vaughn, Suzanne Gorman, and many Philadelphia based acts. 2013 saw Rob’s first solo release with Catchin’A Ride. He has been out on two tours in 2014 including his most recent to Nashville, TN.

“Listening to Catchin' A Ride is a beautiful thing. The songs, production, and singing are fantastic. You can feel the man's journey as he travels from song to song. Under The Sun in particular stands out as a shining testament to Rob's talent. Well done!” ~Ben Vaughn- Record Producer and Host of "The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn" radio program...

www.robrobinsonmusic.com
 

9pm- Yoav Shlomov Quintet
Genre: Contemporary Jazz
For fans of: Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Omer Avital, Robert Glasper, Yoni Rechter  

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

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

10pm- Theresa Gorella
Genre: Country Pop
For fans of: Taylor Swift, Michelle Branch, The Band Perry

I’m a confused overachiever who loves to write songs and sing. I’m just going with it.

www.twitter.com/theresagorella


11pm- Fractal Caravan
Genre: Sci-Funk
For fans of: Bob Marley, The Clash, Arctic Monkeys, Fela Kuti

Fractal Caravan play funk-charged indie rock w/ a sci-fi edge. Their sound aims for The Clash meets Prince in the Star Wars Cantina. Edwin Quirk writes 3 chord modern rock songs about philosophy, magick, sci-fi, & sex. Fabio Montenegro & David Cornejo lay down the groove with a danceable mix of funk, reggae, soca & rock & roll. Paradox Lust, their debut album, is out now!

www.fractalcaravan.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Fractal-Caravan/156617341088324 


CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
The Way Station is thankful for your continued support. Without all of you we wouldn't be able to bring you the future of music, provide a home for nerd culture and serve as your community headquarters. Thank you.
-The Way Station staff
   
FRIDAY 11/28 
8pm- Mike Herz
Genre: Folk/ Singer-songwriter
For fans of: Josh Ritter, Gregory Alan Isakov, Bob Dylan

Raised in rural Northwest, New Jersey, Mike grew up amongst fertile farmlands and majestic mountains.  So naturally, as a teenager his music of choice was rap.  Why you ask? The words. There was poetry and passion there, and it resonated.  Some years later Mike discovered the songs of Bob Dylan, and after listening to those words his heart clinically stopped for 3 minutes. While dead he saw a heavenly blinding light and returned to Earth with the understanding that simply a guitar and words could alter the universe. Folk music hit home.  So words were written, chords were learned and songs were born. Songs sung in a deep voice that rattles around in your head long after the music ends. Songs that make you think but don't trip you up and leave you realizing something you already knew.

“New Jersey singer-songwriter Mike Herz understands the power of words, and on “Overgrown” he presents 14 songs that recount facets of the human condition with some skill.” – Leicester Bangs Review

" I listen to a lot of independent CDs and yours really surprised me with its point-of-view, the fresh honest lyrics, the remarkable turn-of-phrase, one right after another. Those are important songs.” – Don Lowe, Towne Crier

http://mikeherzmusic.com
www.facebook.com/mikeherzmusic
@mjHerZ
Preserved Land (live video):
http://vimeo.com/51496594
 
Ready As I’ll Ever Be (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD-mcjrYFM4
 

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

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

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


10pm- The Fantastic Plastics
Genre: Neo New Wave
For fans of: Devo, The Flaming Lips, Man or Astroman?, B-52s, The Faint, The Cars, Blondie, The White Stripes

If Devo and The White Stripes hooked up and had a love child that child would be The Fantastic Plastics. A 2 piece Girl/Boy combo, The Fantastic Plastics deliver big sound with their Moog synth, big rock guitars, and electro drum and bass. Their electric stage show is enhanced with vintage TVs, and Atari Video Music machine, costumes, and songs you can’t help but sing along to all night long.  We Are Obsolete!

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


11pm- Chris Woz
Genre: ROCK N ROLL/ NEW WAVE
For fans of: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, THE CARS, THE RAMONES

ROCK N ROLL SINGER FROM QUEENS, NYC.

CHRISWOZ.COM   

soundcloud.com/chris-woz

SATURDAY 11/29
8pm- Royal Holland
Genre: Synth-Folk
For fans of:  Rufus Wainwright, Beck, Silver Apples

Dreamy Synth-Folk rock songs about love and loss.

“One of the best artists we have stumbled upon in a long time. We definitely smell a Grammy nod in the near future.” – 360 Mag

“With such a collection Royal Holland is able to show off his ability to create catchy rhythms and melodies.” – Skope

“Just as the songs would stand tall delivered with just a guitar and vocals, the words are pure poetry, even separate from the music.” - CityBeat

http://www.royalhollandsongs.com
http://royalholland.bandcamp.com 


9pm- 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


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  

SUNDAY 11/30 
3pm- Screening: Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen present: ZOMBIES!!
NYC's favorite hooligans and vaudeville stars bring their steampunk camp to The Way Station to premier their first music video, which was filmed here at the bar.  For more info and a taste of their style, visit www.bathtubjen.com.  Inappropriate Film's latest zombie-themed release will also be screened (which was filmed around the corner from the bar).  $5 suggested.

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

Star Trek: DOCTORS

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 12/1
6pm- Monster Monday Madness:
Free Pizza!


Paul Ryan Presents
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TUESDAY 12/2
8pm- Emily Lembo

9pm- Sam Ryder & The Emotions 

10pm- Sally 
Genre: Indie Pop
For fans of:  The Smiths, Belle and Sebastian, Camera Obscura, Magnetic Fields

is a Brooklyn- and Queens-based indie pop band whose sugary, witty pop songs evoke The Smiths, the Six- ties, and tons of romantic angst. Hooky song structures hide forlorn, honest lyrics. The group consists of song- writer Jordan Cooper (guitar, accordion, back-up vocals), Kristen Gudsnuk (lead vocals, glockenspiel, melodica, tambourine), and Will Kastner (drums and percussion).
Sally originated from a series of songs written by Jordan from the perspective of a fictitious, lovelorn girl.Their debut EP, We Are In A Car, was released in July 2012.

“Sally is full of indie-pop fun. Eloquently composed . . . [We Are In A Car] rides on the strength of Gudsnuk’s honest vocals and Cooper’s cheery songwriting.” —Ben Anshutz, Turnstyle Music Group

“We Are In A Car, though accounting the ending of relationships, has a simple, childlike air, thanks to Gudsnuk’s light vocals and the band’s use of unconventional instruments.”—The QueensTribune

“Charming twee-pop. . . .While all of Sally’s songs chronicle the ‘perils’ and frustrations of relationships, . . . Kristen Gudsnuk . . . chronicles these tales in an innocent and childlike voice while the other members of the band create a catchy indie-pop backdrop, which is complete with accordion, glockenspiel, kazoo, and melodica.” —Brooklyn Rocks

www.sallyband.com     
http://sallyband.bandcamp.com/ 
www.youtube.com/SongsBySally  
www.facebook.com/sallyband 


11pm- LTLT
Genre: folk, rock, indie
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, The Cranberries, Old Crow Medicine Show

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


facebook.com/ltltband

WEDNESDAY 12/3
Tom Waits Birthday Tribute

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

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

Joshua Garcia is a folk-singer/songwriter whose music and writing style draw from the influences of his musical heroes Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joshua spent time writing and performing in Providence, RI before settling down in Brooklyn, New York.

A firm believer in the power of song and 'the album' as an artistic format, Joshua is currently in pre-production for his first official release slated for December 2014/January 2015.
    
Stay tuned! and as he often tells his audiences:
"If you do your best to listen; I'll do my best to remember the words!

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


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

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

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


9pm- Mary Elaine Jenkins
Genre: Blues/Roots/Rock/Americana
For fans of: The Delta Blues, Lucinda Williams, Cat Power, Ryan Adams

Mary-Elaine Jenkins is a New York-based blueswoman.  A South Carolina native and lifelong musician, she began performing live when she moved to Washington, DC for college.  She came to New York by way of Madrid, where she spent two years teaching English, roaming around, and playing a whole lot of music.  Her sound is a delicious and ever-evolving mix of blues, Americana roots, soul, and rock 'n roll, specializing in the sultry/spooky.  This ain’t your mama’s singer/songwriter music.

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

 
10pm-12am- Big in Japan

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

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

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

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


9pm- Dolly Trolly

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  


11pm- Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful

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

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

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

Stanleyjohnmitchell.com
 

9pm-  Barefoot & Bankside

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY 12/8
8pm- Dylan Nichols
Genre: Acoustic, singer-songwriter
For fans of:  Fiona Apple, Lana del Rey, Feist, Laura Marling

LA native Dylan Nichols is an honest, passionate lyricist with deep and original music. By way of L.A., New York and Paris, Dylan Nichols released two EPs and collaborated with French electro musician Thylacine on "Distance," which was the iTunes free download of the week in France. Her authentic songwriting and unique sound toe the line between folk and pop, evoking the likes of Fiona Apple and Lana Del Rey. She plans to release several new singles this year.

“…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.facebook.com/dylanicholsmusic
www.dylannicholsmusic.com
www.soundcloud.com/dylan-nichols
www.youtube.com/DylanNicholsMusic
 

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

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

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

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


10pm- Cassondra Alvord
Genre: Melancholy Folk
For fans of: William Fitzsimmons, Kevin Devine, Joe Pugg, Regina Spektor and whiskey voiced ladies

A young 20 something living in Brooklyn. She sings about life, encounters, love and the loss of it.

"She has four lungs; the mother of dragons, the queen of targaryen." -Mike O'Malley Press

"Her voice, like fire. Raining down upon the people who knew not of what they were getting into. Goodbye, Pompey." -Chall Quarterly

soundcloud.com/casstastr0phe 
http://youtu.be/PEJXm-9qBPo


11pm- Charlie Phillips

TUESDAY 12/9
9pm- Danielle Austin 

10pm- Dances of the World Ensemble 

11pm- Rob Jennings

WEDNESDAY 12/10
8pm- The Mad Ones

9pm- Andrew & Ashley

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

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

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

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

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


11pm- Blood Sound
Genre: Post-Punk/Dream Pop
For fans of: the Drums, Beach Fossils, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Joy Division, Blondie, the Smiths

With members from Philly and Brooklyn, Blood Sound draws inspiration from the sounds of 80's UK post-punk and incorporates modern pop to create a unique dreamy atmosphere.


"The Misanthropic Motions EP is the work of seasoned pros, let alone the new band on the block. I am continually impressed by their dreamy post-punk sound that has filled up their lungs, the magic being released by every second of every song. Blood Sound are the next band to take over the NYC/BK scene, I’m sure of it, they’re too good not to."  -Leah Dingus (Dingus)

"Balancing between the psych pop sounds of recent memory and the synth pop waterfalls of ’80s sugary lava, Idle Hearts boxes the vagrant vocals of a Karen O influenced rendering inside an uplifting dusty yet urban guitar pop jolting!!! A catchy and immersed pop salty sweet affair to embrace with open arms!"  -Sound Injections

"Although there may be a paucity of information currently available online, their music demonstrates they’re certainly not lacking in imagination.  Blood Sound produce gorgeous lo-fi shoegazy dream pop of the highest order."  -Andy Von Pip (the VPME)

bloodsound.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/bloodsoundband
 

THURSDAY 12/11
8pm- The LoveHowl
Genre: Blues-Rock
For fans of:  Deer Tick, The Black Keys, Brandi Carlile

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

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

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

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

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

9pm- At the Moment

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

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

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

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

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

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

10pm- All Night Chemists
Genre: Rock

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

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

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

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

11pm- The Flashing Thoughts

Genre: Indie Rock/ Classic Rock
For fans of: Pavement, Weezer, Queen, Grateful Dead, Cactus

The Flashing Thoughts is a three piece rock group based out of Willow Grove, PA, the once music capital of the United States. The band was conceived by guitarist/singer Brendan Sellers when he decided to write and record the band’s first release, Dig & Dug, himself. Needing a band to perform the songs he’d created, Brendan orchestrated rigorous improvisation sessions, which brought drummer Kyle McDonough and bassist Jay Cavineau into the fold. Now with their second album released and a third on the way, The Flashing Thoughts have been branching out of the Philadelphia region, eager to share their sonic creations with like minded music lovers.

http://theflashingthoughts.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrexa8Vq5A8
 

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


9pm- The Jacks of Kings County
A Brooklyn-based country/americana/folk/rock band that will BLOW YOUR MIND with their original songs, tight arrangements, and angelic vocal harmonies.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


SATURDAY 12/13
8pm- T.C. Costello
Genre: Celtic Gypsy Punk
For fans of:  Gogol Bordello, Dropkick Murphys, Dreseden Dolls, The Pogues, Golem!

Equal parts punk rock and world music, T.C. Costello has been delighting and terrorizing audiences the world over for the past few years. His shows encourage audience participation on nearly every song and feature many instruments such as the accordion, the obscure 1920s marxophone, and the khaen, the national folk instrument of Laos. His repertoire of traditional songs feature everything from a 2,000-year old Korean love song to a rebellious English sea chanty. His original songs, based on world music but with punk intensity, are often humorous, sometimes political, and without exception, his songs go well with beer.

“T.C. Costello’s cheeky Irish folk-punk is filled with energy and shout-along choruses reminiscent of the Dropkick Murphys but with a more refined vibe. Beneath the bluster is a barroom Balkan-Weimar swing like Tom Waits getting his Gogol Bordello on.” - Charleston City Paper (Apr 26, 2014)

"To the tune of an accordion, guitar and some light chimes, you stop reading and start going on the journey with our author. From the meth labs of Indiana, to the southern US, to Russia, to the middle of the ocean you are with our songwriter. On this voyage you witness human rights abuses, lechery, theft, and homicide. You’re laughing the entire time, though. An intriguing part about this adventure is getting to see the horrific traumas that are sung about and being able to chuckle at the circumstances that surround them.” - Ando Ehlers, Sepiachord (Apr 15, 2014)

“T.C. Costello Twenty-First Century Scum Accordion punk? Accordion punk! Costello’s cantankerous tunes are dark, dirty and humorous: See “F#!k Off, My Fellow Man”; “Yuppiemandias.”
- Patrick Wall, The Free Times (Dec 18, 2012)

"The Sun Never Shines in Vancouver" in Charleston, SC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGUq8HIn1NY
"Liver Let Die Part II" in Moscow, Russia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAQlcVDOS9Y
"Flying Fish Sailor" in Leicester, England
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRpU1Wlrl5M
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com


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

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

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

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

10pm- 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  


11pm- Malcolm Marsden
Genre:  Folk-based rock & pop
For fans of:  Richard Thompson, Nick Lowe, Hank Williams

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

http://malcolmmarsden.wordpress.com/ 
 

TUESDAY 12/16
8pm- Khaled Dajani
Genre: Rock with a blend of Spanish and Middle Eastern
For fans of:  Incubus, Jeff Buckley, Tool

Khaled is a groundbreaking artist whose unique brand of Alternative World Fusion music combines hard rock, Spanish style guitar and Middle Eastern music elements into one explosive listening experience. Khaled’s latest album, “Luci”, was released on January 2013 to a sold out performance at NYC’s Pianos. Since then, Dajani and his band performed all over New York as well as a successful 14 date East Coast Tour in the Fall of 2013. Khaled also appeared on International TV on MBC’s Kalam Nawaem, TEDxGramercy and NPR’s Voice of America.

"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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrO18kY_kA8
http://open.spotify.com/artist/4q5cZGZU3IagJkhvvVN00D
 

9pm- Crying Wolf 

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

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

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


11pm- Alyssa Robbins 
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of:  Aimee Mann, Patti Griffin, Pink

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

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


WEDNESDAY 12/17
8pm- Alison Shearer Quintet 

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

Fellaheen whips up a lyrical mix of alt rock ’n’ roll, scratchy blues, Americana-rama, and downbeat jazz informed with a murky existential wit, comparable to the likes of Tom Waits, Wilco, the Velvet Underground, and Kurt Weill. More deeply-rooted influences include Beggar’s Banquet-era Stones, the Beatles, Captain Beefheart, Randy Newman, Leonard Cohen, and Mose Allison.
Fellaheen is led by Bruce Hanson, a somewhat-grizzled veteran musician born in Chicago and raised in New Jersey, who specializes in writing slightly off-kilter original songs about shady characters, particle physics, love ’n’ hate, and works of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. Joining Bruce in Fellaheen’s live performances are Ben Dumbauld (accordion, percussion), David Evan (lead guitar), Kaveh Haghtelab (drums), and Nick Sullivan (bass, vocals).
On March 1, Fellaheen will release a new full-length album (recorded primarily at Seaside Lounge Studios in Park Slope, Brooklyn), entitled “You Either Get Hands or Get Wings”, the followup to its highly-acclaimed 2012 release “Death & Frolic”.

“Armed with oddball, brilliant compositions containing humor, verve, alacrity, and mysteriousness, [Fellaheen’s] songs play out as a cinematic noir soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t exist. Bruce Hanson plays the world-weary, self-destructive private dick hellbent on solving the vicissitudes of his own psyche.” —Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly
“You just gotta admire the ambition, ingenuity and imagination at work.... [Fellaheen] skillfully blends elements of moody jazz, gritty blues, and melodic alternative rock into a fresh, compelling and harmonic synthesis. The cool, raspy vocals likewise hit the soulful spot. Ditto the quirky, yet incisive lyrics. Best of all, there's a hypnotic smoky atmosphere evident throughout which adds immensely to the overall sonic richness of this excellent and inspired oddball project.” —Joe Wawyrnizak, Jersey Beat Magazine
“What does cigarette smoke sound like? It sounds like Fellaheen’s “Always on the Way.” The smoke suffuses the lead vocal and oozes through the song’s twin accordion cushion. Listening to this, I imagine a Parisian café, filled with scientists and artists making secret plans. That may sound bizarre, but the musical setting here makes it entirely plausible.” — Oliver di Place

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

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

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

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

http://www.fellaheen.com
 

10pm- 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- Bellehouse 

THURSDAY 12/18
8pm- Kita P

9pm- 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
 

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

11pm- Sister Wolf
Genre: Rock
For fans of: The Pixies, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Florence and the Machine

Equal parts fun, heavy, and pensive, Sister Wolf plays with all sub genres of rock. Their sound is cohesively eclectic, and accessibly complex. With lyrics heavily influenced by comic books and sci-fi, Sister Wolf puts on a viscerally enjoyable show with something for everyone.

sisterwolf.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/sisterwolfmusic


FRIDAY 12/19
Gotham Holler Night
Gotham Holler is really about one thing: shining a spotlight on local country music in New York City. We know there’s a thriving community of country music artists here. And we know there are NYC citizens who love country music. This is our attempt to introduce the two.  
http://www.gothamholler.com


8pm- Melodic Miners
Genre: Country/Folk 

Brooklyn based Country/Folk/Americana that swings from foot stomping and raucous to intimate and wistful.  Playing songs from their upcoming CD “Brooklyn Honkytonk” to be released in 2015.  How school teachers really prefer to spend their evenings!

“Heritage Coffee House News Aldo Troiani We're proud to announce our May Showcase performer... We're proud to announce our May Showcase performer is singer songwriter and friend of the Heritage Coffee House, Lucas Rotman Brooklyn based with prolonged hang time in Sullivan and Orange counties, This talented musician has been creating some very interesting music. Playing in the East Village or in our studios at WJFF Lucas is always entertaining and his music intriguing.” - Aldo Triorani, Heritage Coffee House News (Oct 16, 2012)

www.melodicminers.com
www.cdbaby.com/melodicminers
www.reverbnation.com/lucasandthemelodicminers


9pm- Haggard Kings

10pm- Lonesome Prairie Dogs  

11pm- TBD
 

SATURDAY 12/20
8pm- Ben Kogan

9pm- Scapel Fight
Genre: Rock and Roll
For fans of:  The Dead Milkmen, Scratch Acid, Tears for Fears

With their lead guitarist in jail and their bassist farming in Nebraska, Marc Valentine and Benjamin Freidl should have quit the music scene altogether. Instead, they wrote an album, studied how Depeche Mode played live shows with multiple backing tracks, and created Scalpel Fight.

https://scalpelfight.bandcamp.com/releases


10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte
Genre: Afro-Latin Funk
For fans of:  Antibalas, Budos Band, ESG, Jamiroquoi, Chico Mann, Cumbiagra, English Beat, Police

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

Monday 12/22
7:30pm- Art Talks Brooklyn

9pm- Salt Cracker Crazies

10pm- Peter Wise

11pm- Fernando Fidanza

TUESDAY 12/23
8pm-  Morgan Stewart

9pm- TL 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


11pm- NyLARose

12/25- Christmas Day
Dr. Who Christmas Special

12/26
8pm- The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!
Genre: Blues/Country/Gospel
For fans of: Hank Williams, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf.

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

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

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


9pm- Cuervo Jones
Who is Cuervo Jones?
Combining catchy melodies, driving rhythms, and powerful guitar, this dance punk power trio exploded on NYC scene in 2013. Pulling from the best of their favorite bands: the Ramones, Arctic Monkeys, and the Strokes, Cuervo Jones will be in your head long after the last cymbal crash and barre chord have faded out into the night.


http://cuervojones.bandcamp.com/ 
 

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

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

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


SATURDAY 12/27
8pm- Mar Salá
Genre: Flamenco-pop
For fans of: Rosario, Bebe, La Mala Rodriguez

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

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

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

9pm- Mind Open
Genre: Jazz/Rock/Boogaloo/Bossa/Psychedelic/Funk
For fans of: Medeski, Martin & Wood, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Stark Reality, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

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

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


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

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

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


MONDAY 12/29
8pm- Martina Fiserova
Genre: folk jazz
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Lizz Wright, Kate Bush, Tracy Chapman

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

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

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

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


9pm- Divining Rod
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Pentangle, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Stephen Stills, Manassas, Bert Jansch

A veteran of the New York and Baltimore music scenes, Miyuki Furtado branches out musically with his latest work as psych-folk explorer, Divining Rod. The band creates dense sonic collages of frenzied drums & explosive guitar. Songs steeped in 60's British Folk & 70s US folk rock are fused with psych drones resulting in a heady mix of melodic songwriting and left turn experimental arrangements.

"OK, it’s honesty time. Though we can mostly all agree that NYC, with the emergence of Brooklyn DIYs and the ability of the internet to stream albums to LA A&Rs faster than you can say Best New Music®©™, has once again become America’s preeminent music mating pit, the city’s folk scene has remained comparatively infantile (not so much in quality as development). Gotham gig vet Miyuki Furtado’s newest project, Divining Rod, however, is exactly the kind of band that could kickstart an urban folk movement in the already flannelled and bearded bastions of Brooklyn." - My Social List

http://diviningrod.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/diviningrod
https://twitter.com/Divining_Rod
https://myspace.com/diviningrod
https://soundcloud.com/divining-rod
http://www.mobtownstudios.com/projects/divining-rod-bsides/
 

10pm- 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


TUESDAY 12/30
8pm- Valdaniel Martins

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

2015
FRIDAY 1/2
9pm- Jonny Meyers & the Trio
Genre: Cosmic American Music
For fans of: Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Booker T & the MGs

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

www.jonnymeyersmusic.com


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

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

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

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

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

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

www.ted.hefko.net



SATURDAY 1/3
8pm- Gavroche
Genre: French jazz
For fans of: Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Django Reinhardt, etc.

Gavroche jazz band brings the streets of Paris of the early 20th century to New York. Combining Valentine's expressive voice with Sunny's melodious playing, Gavroche jazz band hypnotizes the Big Apple by adding its own twist to the stylings of Edith Piaf, Mistinguette, Damia, Charles Trenet, Yves Montand and many others. Valentine was the resident performer of Fete Paradiso 2013, the Parisian festival of vintage carnival rides and carousels on Governors Island.

http://www.valentinebiollay.com


9pm- Bonsai

10pm- All Night Chemists
Genre: Rock

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

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

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

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


WEDNESDAY 1/7
8pm- Scott Barkan 
Genre: Americana/Jazz/Folk/Rock
For fans of: Greg Brown, Tom Waits, Bill Frisell, Kelly Joe Phelps

Barkan brings a modern sensibility to the breadth of american music traditions by coupling honest, literate songwriting with deft and masterful guitar work. Influences spanning from free jazz to bluegrass to indie rock are held together by his gruff baritone, which can switch from a hoarse, intimate growl to soaring melodies on a dime.

“Scott Barkan is a masterful guitarist – really, a total whiz of a rare order" - The Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly

"Scott Barkan is a force to be reckoned with... sophisticated chord voicings, complex finger picking patterns, and a flurry of blues, jazz, and folk inflected riffs performed with a ringing acoustic tone and an undeniable rhythmic drive.”—Wired.com

http://www.scottbarkanmusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWqacrmMYZ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oViz5aShSck
 

THURSDAY 1/8
8pm- Dan Strauss

9pm- The Irresponsibles
Genre: Brooklyn Soul/Rock
For fans of: Otis Redding, Amy Winehouse

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

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


11pm- Blak Diamondz
 

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

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

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


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

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

wearethevisions.com  


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

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

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

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

SATURDAY 1/10
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- The Crevulators

MONDAY 1/12
10pm- E.W. Harris
Genre: Astro-folk, Indie, Mutant Contemporary
For fans of:  Bjork, John Martyn, Jeff Buckley, Tom Waits

Born in the rust belt and raised in in the south EW Harris is an idiosyncratically American songwright. Combining powerful vocals and a unique guitar style, Harris explores the strangeness of living using themes tinged with southern darkness and drawn from the canon of science fiction. His solo album "A Waste of Water and Time" is available on Spotify, iTunes, and CDBaby. As well as fronting the Brooklyn based Sky Captains of Industry, and performing as a part of the Big City Folk, Local Correspondents, and Brooklyn Drinkers Union collectives, Harris is currently working on a new record entitled "Mimetic Desire" due out late 2014.

“E.W. Harris is oddly uniquely cool and strange, if that makes sense? It’s been a while since I’ve heard something so eclectic and interesting. On the [record], “A Waste of Water & Time”, Harris introduces a brand of music that cannot be kept inside the boundaries of any particular genre. While he classifies himself as a folk artist, after one listen, you’ll immediately know that this is not just folk music.” -Sensational - I Am Entertainment Magazine

“breaking out of the conventional mold and making a mark in the Athens music world....combines a singer-song writer jazz element, string arrangements, tapes, sequencers, spontaneously adjusted levels, keyboards, guitars, rhythmic drums and bass to form an integration of sound. They also like to tinker with simple toys and objects in order to produce unique, colorful sounds.” -Stephanie Friedrich - Athens Exchange


www.ewharris.net

WEDNESDAY 1/14
8pm- Heidi and the 9 Feathers 
Genre: New Weird America
For fans of:  Dark Dark Dark, CocoRosie, Jefferson Airplane

Songs by Heidi Harris with the musical collaboration of 9 Feathers. Experimental and folky with a hint of pop. Tight and powerful harmonies with flute, viola, tape loops and a full band set-up. From intimate and sweet piano songs, to folk rock that tests the boundaries of song writing.

“Heidi Harris’ songs are big open spaces, full of possibility. Things happen, a succession of sonic events, and they follow a clear syntactical sequence, making song structures of an entirely recognizable kind, and yet there is always the sense that anything else might happen, at any moment.” - Oliver Arditi / News and reviews

"In the tradition of Kate Bush, Suzan Vega!" - KALTBLUT Magazine

https://www.facebook.com/heidiandthe9feathers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCfIUxTgm0A&index=1&list=UUvg8NrWcP3qvhc5DH4kKCFg
https://soundcloud.com/heidiandthe9feathers


THURSDAY 1/15
8pm- Earth To Aaron 

9pm- The Gray Company

FRIDAY 1/16

8pm- The Cornell Bros.
Genre: Original Acoustic American Roots Music
For fans of: Bluegrass, The Band, The Stanley Brothers, CSNY, Walt Whitman   

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

reverbnation.com/cornellbros 


9pm- Darling Din
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Ted Leo, Wye Oak, Pixies

Brooklyn band Darling Din brings power and raw passion to sensibilities firmly rooted in pop and lo-fi folk for a retro collage of smart, atmospheric indie rock. Emotive vocals, veering from quiet confession to howling wail, join guitar riffs dripping in vintage overdrive, compelling Afro/Latin inspired beats and punchy bass backbones. The group releases their debut EP this summer and have already been featured in showcases including Deli Magazine's 2013 Best of NYC's Emerging Artists.

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

SATURDAY 1/17 
8pm- Two Girls
Genre: Indie/Folk
For fans of:  First Aid Kit, Simon and Garfunkel, Tegan and Sara

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

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


8:30pm- Julia Maree

9pm- Arielle Vakni
 

10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte
Genre: Afro-Latin Funk
For fans of:  Antibalas, Budos Band, ESG, Jamiroquoi, Chico Mann, Cumbiagra, English Beat, Police

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

Midnight Special: Fantastic Plastics

Genre: Neo New Wave
For fans of: Devo, The Flaming Lips, Man or Astroman?, B-52s, The Faint, The Cars, Blondie, The White Stripes

If Devo and The White Stripes hooked up and had a love child that child would be The Fantastic Plastics. A 2 piece Girl/Boy combo, The Fantastic Plastics deliver big sound with their Moog synth, big rock guitars, and electro drum and bass. Their electric stage show is enhanced with vintage TVs, and Atari Video Music machine, costumes, and songs you can’t help but sing along to all night long.  We Are Obsolete!

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


WEDNESDAY 1/21
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
 

THURSDAY 1/22
8pm- The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!
Genre: Blues/Country/Gospel
For fans of: Hank Williams, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf.

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

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

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

10pm- The Jacks of Kings County

11pm- Jacknife Sympathy

FRIDAY 1/23
8pm- Eve Lesov

9pm- Azro Cady
Genre: Rock and Roll
For fans of: McClintock Sphere, Richard Katz. Smiling Jack Ebbets

Harry Smith on milk.

"These guys make great songs fly and train dreams come true.”- Robbie Leaver, BIRDTHROWER

www.azrocady.com
 

10pm- George Gilmore

Genre: Folk, Singer/songwriter
For fans of: Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Justin Townes Earle, Kris Kristofferson

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

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


SATURDAY 1/24
8pm- Lesley Kernochan
Genre: singer/songwriter + ham
For fans of:  Gillian Welch, Flight of the Conchords, Regina Spektor

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

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

www.reverbnation.com/lesleykernochan
 

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

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

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


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

JACK, Alec Duffy, Artistic Director
www.jackny.org
www.facebook.com/jacknewyork
Twitter: @jackartsny 


Kelley Girod
Billie Holiday Theatre 


10pm- Martina Fiserova
Genre: folk jazz
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Lizz Wright, Kate Bush, Tracy Chapman

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

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

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

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


FRIDAY 1/30
9pm- Golden Alphabet
Genre: Indie Psychedelic Folk
For fans of: Modest Mouse, Cat Stevens, Bright Eyes

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

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

http://goldenalphabetband.bandcamp.com/ 

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

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

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

www.marekandthebosschops.com


Saturday 1/31
8pm-  

9pm- Cuervo Jones
Who is Cuervo Jones?
Combining catchy melodies, driving rhythms, and powerful guitar, this dance punk power trio exploded on NYC scene in 2013. Pulling from the best of their favorite bands: the Ramones, Arctic Monkeys, and the Strokes, Cuervo Jones will be in your head long after the last cymbal crash and barre chord have faded out into the night.


http://cuervojones.bandcamp.com/ 


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

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

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


SATURDAY 2/14
Valentines Evening
Photo Chris stain. Work by arms rock and Chris stain. Brooklyn 2009

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

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

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

reverbnation.com/zamba2samba


9pm- Stabwounds
Genre: heartbreak acoustic
For fans of:  A love child of early White Stripes, Laura Marling, and the Marvelletes. See also: Lucius, Secret Sisters, Simon and Garfunkle

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

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

Funny Filthy Songs about Mature Adult Behavior

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


11pm- 

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

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

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


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


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

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


FRIDAY 2/20
Tasmericana Night
An evening of music by Australian and New Zealand bands influenced by Americana.

8pm- City Walls Autumn Falls

9pm- The Hookey Brothers
Genre: Folk-rock-blues
For fans of: Ryan Adams, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, MGMT

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

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

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


10pm- Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies
Genre: Americana/singer -songwriter
For fans of: Mumford and Sons, Neil Finn, Chuck berry

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

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

Stanleyjohnmitchell.com 


11pm- TBD
 

SATURDAY 2/21
10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

FRIDAY 3/6
10pm- George Gilmore
Genre: Folk, Singer/songwriter
For fans of: Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Justin Townes Earle, Kris Kristofferson

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

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


SATURDAY 3/14
8pm- Zamba 2 Samba 
Genre: roots samba
For fans of: Marisa Monte, Elis Regina, Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Adoniran Barbosa

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

reverbnation.com/zamba2samba


SATURDAY 3/21
10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

Saturday 3/28
9pm- Wandering Downhome
For fans of: Lumineers, the Civil Wars, and artist Amos Lee

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

http://www.wanderingdownhome.com/


SATURDAY 4/18
10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

Saturday 5/9
9pm- Wandering Downhome
For fans of: Lumineers, the Civil Wars, and artist Amos Lee

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

http://www.wanderingdownhome.com/


SATURDAY 5/16 
9pm- Rooster-Mimi OZ
Genre: alt country rock, Americana
For fans of:  PJ Harvey, Astrud Gilberto, Fleetwood Mac

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

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

www.mimioz.com 

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



10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

SATURDAY 6/20
10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

SATURDAY 7/11
9pm- Rooster-Mimi OZ
Genre: alt country rock, Americana
For fans of:  PJ Harvey, Astrud Gilberto, Fleetwood Mac

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

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

www.mimioz.com 

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


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