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FRIDAY 5/6
8pm- Karen Jonas
Genre: Americana/Alt-Country
For fans of: Jason Isbell, The Civil Wars, Dwight Yoakum, Ryan Adams

Don’t be fooled by those big brown eyes, Karen Jonas is no deer in the spotlight. From her intensely personal songwriting to her smoldering performances, this delicate, soft-spoken songstress pulls no punches. Joined by guitarist Tim Bray, the pair have been lighting up venues at an astonishing rate since the successful debut of their first album, "Oklahoma Lottery." Richly atmosphered by Tim’s tasteful twang, Jonas’s storytelling comes to life on this ten-song exploration of love and loss. Jonas borrows the eyes of Bonnie Parker, a Dust Bowl family, and a whole cast of struggling characters in a voice so true you’d swear she’s seen it all herself.

“Karen Jonas doesn’t turn lemons into lemonade; she takes lemons and spikes her whiskey before punching you in the face.” - Colin McQuire, Frederick News Post

“One of the year’s most unexpected, yet critically acclaimed albums.” - Saving Country Music


www.KarenJonasMusic.com

9pm- Selsbak
Genre: Alt-Folk-Blues
For fans of: Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov, Junior Wells

Selsbak has spent the last 5 years traveling and living in Iceland, Russia, Madagascar, Germany and currently New York -- while playing his indie-folk to a wide variety of audiences. His unique selection of instruments, including the tenor guitar and harmonica, give his music a melodic presence that is immediately stirred up with the sound and soul of his rugged voice. His recent EP, White Pine, tells of stories and feelings through the natural and concrete jungles of his travels. His music has a soft nature with a large presence sure to please.

"The music evokes all of the dreaminess, pensiveness, and/or wanderlust you would expect from a folk singer who’s begun to master a sound that can create atmospheres out of the minimal.” - WordKrapht

www.selsbak.com
www.facebook.com/selsbakmusic
www.soundcloud.com/selsbak
www.selsbak.bandcamp.com

10pm- The Junkyard Dogs
Genre: Classic Rock, Blues
For fans of: Neil Young, The Band, Springsteen, The Stones

Cool folks having a good time with good cover tunes.  Lineup includes Bradly Gunyon and Len Monachello of the All Night Chemists.

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

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

Hi-fi lo-tech folk from the future.

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

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

www.ewharris.net

SATURDAY 5/7
8pm- Yoham Ortiz
Genre: World/Acoustic

YOHAM ORTIZ is a composer, guitarist and vocalist. He creates a Jazz-based sound with present African and Latin American music styles including little known musical styles like the Dominican Carabine. Yoham’s performances are driven by his smooth expressive vocals and energetic finger-style guitar playing. 

Yoham's compositions are original vocal songs with progressive lyrics in English and in Spanish, as well as instrumentals presented with Rock-inspired energy. 


http://www.yohamortiz.com

9pm- Mar Salá
Genre: Flamenco-pop
For fans of: Rosario, Bebe, La Mala Rodriguez

Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a musician from Seville, Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish Pop, with Swing and Rock. Marta's original compositions are a cross over between the Flamenco air of Seville and the eclectic sounds of New York City.

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

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

www.facebook.com/marsalaband1
https://soundcloud.com/mar-sal-band
www.reikiwilliamsburg.com

10pm- Zydeco Revelators
Genre: Zydeco 

Raw accordion Louisiana zydeco delivered by a bunch of city slickers! Bayou flavor + East Coast hustle & bustle! THE REAL DEAL - Inspired by the country zydeco sounds of Boozoo Chavis & Geno Delafose. Honkin' accordion classics and peppy party originals are backed by a powerhouse rhythm section that improvises on a dime. As Featured in The Bergen Record & The Jersey Journal - Fresh off the main stage at Hoboken Art & Music Festival and Rutherford Multicultural Festival!


www.ZydecoRevelators.com

SUNDAY 5/8
4pm-Moving Pictures: Animaniacs
Hosted by Alex D!  It's May the Fourth! OK, maybe not, but we can celebrate early! We have the theatrical versions of 4, 5, 6 and 7, but we only have time to play 2 movies. How do we solve that problem? I know, by letting you decide what we should play. And before we have to throw you out of the cantina for saying something stupid, there are only 4 movies!

9pm - Nerdeoke!  Hosted by Joe Rude of the Kings of Karaoke!

TUESDAY 5/10
8pm- Lunifred Benjamin
Genre: Chamber Pop
For fans of: Father John Misty, Dirty Projectors, Sufjan Stevens

Blonde On Blonde with woodwinds

"It’s no exaggeration to say that this month we’re featuring someone we consider to be one of the most unique and exciting songwriters we’ve stumbled upon in a long time." - Seattle-based Turntable Kitchen
http://www.turntablekitchen.com/2015/03/tk042-lunifred-benjamin-selections-from-autumn-suite-for-august-minor/

"Remember first listening to GIRLS back in, oh, 2011? Now play this. You’re welcome." - Philly-based Yvyny
http://yvynyl.com/post/103136904932/premiere-lunifred-benjamin-brother-ray
lunifredbenjamin.com

9pm- Turnpike
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Dawes, Ryan Adams, Lyle Lovett, Brandi Carlile, Gregory Alan Isakov, Gillian Welch

TURNPIKE is an alt-country band from South Slope, Brooklyn. Their road-trip through Americana is powered by big harmonies, rolling beats, and universal stories. As lead singer and songwriter, Jeff Yas drives the unit with honest songs about growing up, family history and the complexities of co-habitation. In “Bulletproof”, Jeff takes us back to his hometown of Framingham, Massachusetts, exploring the trapped & wayward feelings of youth. In “Finding My Place in Time”, Jeff goes “digging through those basement drawers to find out where [he’s] from”. In “I Never Knew What to Say”, Jeff voices the regret that comes from wasted love. Ryan Parker is a jazz-influenced drummer (and music teacher) whose vocal range and arrangements give TURNPIKE its hidden horsepower. Ben Herzog plays stand-up bass with a playful bluegrass pace coupled with an architect's vision, rounding out the vocals on the tight turns. Ray Gehring has been cutting across all lanes as a jazz guitarist for 20 years, and has given TURNPIKE a new edge.


http://www.turnpike.band

10pm- The Messy Beds
Genre: Progressive Folk
For fans of: Dando Shaft, The Lumineers, The Decemberists, DMB, Tallest Man on Earth

Progressive/Psychodelic folk music featuring mandolin, double bass, guitar, and a teddy bear

facebook.com/themessybeds
themessybeds.bandcamp.com

11pm- David Luther
Genre: Rhythm 'n' Blues, Soul, Rock
For fans of: Little Richard, Sam Cooke, The Coasters, Stax Records, Junior Walker, Los Lobos, The Band

David Luther is a saxophonist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Michigan, and residing in Brooklyn. A pursuit of jazz eventually yielded to the carnal delights of rhythm n' blues and rock n' roll, especially that of the early days when shuffle was king, dancing was all but compulsory, and a honking saxophone reigned as the original lead guitar. The love and reverence for this music has informed a number of projects over the years, including the most current, The Free Alternatives: a loose confederation of like-minded musicians on a lifelong quest for deep pockets and indelible grooves. David spent much of the last eight years as a member of Meat Loaf’s band, which involved a number of world tours, TV appearances, and most recently, a residency in Las Vegas. He has also appeared with Bettye Lavette, Katy Perry, Jimmy McGriff, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Reuben Wilson, The Temptations, Clarence Clemmons, and the Easy Star All-Stars.

davidluthermusic.com
youtube.com/uncleheavy
soundcloud.com/davidluther
facebook.com/davidluthermusic

WEDNESDAY 5/11
8pm- Vienna D'Amato Hall
Genre: Alternative Rock/Acoustic
For fans of: PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, Laura Marling, Leonard Cohen

Vienna D’Amato Hall is an American/Canadian/European singer-songwriter. She began her musical career in New York City where she self-released her debut album, “It’s What the Dog Saw” (2015).  Vienna incorporates electric elements into her sound, resulting in bold and lyrical story telling.  Her new album will be showcased at The Way Station(!), a pre-cursor to the June 1 release!

“Like Leonard Cohen, and with a depth that places her in the same realm, Vienna D’Amato Hall makes continual allusion to the ancient spiritual traditions.”

“Given D’Amato’s recent entry into songwriting, this is a subliminal and enchanting first album, one that shows only the tip of the iceberg of a gifted and blessed artist.”

www.viennadamatohall.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI8ejycCY1s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0kkN3h3Vfo

9pm- James Barry
Genre: Power Pop, Jangle Pop, Alternative Rock, 
For fans of: Guided By Voices, Robyn Hitchcock, Nick Lowe, The Buzzcocks, The Kinks

Influenced by the craftsmanship of the British Invasion & classic country music, Girl Group Spector era hooks, the beauty of jangle & power pop, the violence of punk & a drop of the psychedlic, James Barry synthesizes these sonic touchstones into a fresh take on classic guitar based pop music.  

“From the opening note, it’s clear that this guy knows how to work a stage. A charismatic frontman and a clever lyricist, Barry holds his audience captive with an almost lunatic energy focused into recreating some of rock’s most famous postures, such as Pete Townshend’s leaps into the air, and a hint of Chuck Berry’s duck walk. His catchy, radio-ready tunes have punk’s length and uptempo attitude, but they share a lyrical gene with classic rock of the mid-70s. Barry’s voice, on the other hand, is neither rock nor punk, but high and theatrical, capable of holding attention over an excellent band and all other nonsense in the room and forcing you to listen.” - Olivia Delmore, Hydrogen Jukebox

“Pompadoured piston James Barry is a searing axman with a balletic flair…wild abandon.” - Andrea Simakis, Cleveland.com

To stream music:
https://soundcloud.com/james-barry-312935193/sets/embrace-yourself-tonight
To purchase on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/embrace-yourself-tonight/id1063521861
To purchase the limited pink vinyl:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/jamesbarrymusic?ref=hdr_shop_menu

10pm- Drop Diamond
Genre: Soul, Funk, Rock
For fans of: Al Green, Foster the People, D’angelo

Drop Diamond mixes 60’s and 70’s soul with modern rock and pop. Blending the rhythmic elements of funk, the melodic embellishments of soul/R&B and the blues, Drop Diamond creates a truly unique soundscape. Some songs are slow and sad. Some songs are fast and happy. All of the songs feel good.


www.facebook.com/droppindiamonds

11pm- Arjun
Genre: Instrumental Rock
For fans of: Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, Charlie Hunter

ARJUN, the three-piece instrumental band from New York, has been trailblazing their own hybrid of rock and improvisational jazz since 2003. Made up of Eddie Arjun Peters (guitar), Lamar Myers (drums), and Andre Lyles (bass), ARJUN fuses the power of rock with improvisational alternative jazz, resulting in a delicate balance of intricately crafted melodies backed by powerhouse musicianship.

“ARJUN has truly developed an eargasmic experience that is likely to place the band among some of the greatest performers of our time.” – G&S

“The combo of a solid and expressive rhythm section in the form of Myers and Lyles and the artistic vision and technical prowess of Peters come together to create a very unique listening experience.” – Windslow Review 

http://arjunmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ARJUNmusiclive
http://instagram.com/arjunmusic
https://twitter.com/arjunmusic 

THURSDAY 5/12
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- Moondrunk
Genre: Indie Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: The XX, Ben Harper, First Aid Kit

Moondrunk is a New York-based folk duo that jumps from heartbreak to humor before you can finish your whiskey.  Andrew Bancroft’s original lyrics and guitar licks are complemented by Ashley Flanagan’s powerful vocals.  They will be joined by the talented multi-instrumentalist Yair Evnine on cello. If the mood strikes, you may be privy to an audience-inspired freestyle rap.  Either way, you will hear something unique.

Bancroft has been has been featured on MTV’s TRL and in Rolling Stone and TIME.  
"Even better, Ashley Perez Flanagan…delivers a sweetly touching 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall.'" –The New York Times (review of Evita) 

www.andrewbancroft.com
https://www.facebook.com/moondrunk/?fref=ts
http://twitter.com/moondrunkband

10pm- Mount Hudson
Genre: Folk, Americana
For fans of: Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine, The Lumineers

Mount Hudson is a folk band and the main songwriting vehicle for Dave Yim.  The added warm sounds of an upright bass and slide guitar make you feel welcome at the door.  The down-home music reminds you of an intimate time with close friends, while the songs allow you drift and contemplate past loves, future dreams, and the vastness of space.  Plucky guitars, lifting harmonies, and a catalog of passionate players accompany songs from the heart, the brain, and the gut.


https://soundcloud.com/mount_hudson/sets/sad-and-silly-ep

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

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

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

FRIDAY 5/13
8pm- Eliza and the Organix
Genre: Gritty Jazz Rock
For fans of: Cake, Morphine, Beck, The Dresden Dolls

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

"...A deliciously dark and exuberantly hook-filled sound..."-Peter Hay - Twin Vision
“Led by singer-songwriter/guitarist Eliza Waldman, the group [Eliza and the Organix] integrates madness and irony, providing on off-beat, crazy, and intense vibe that is also fun and inspiring.”- Andrew McDonald - Living Free NYC

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

"...Excellent..." -Tom Robinson, Fresh On The Net
"Harkens back to the old No-Wave Movement of the late 70s, early 1980s." - Mike Taylor, Amazing Radio


elizaandtheorganix.bandcamp.com

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

Tim Haufe is a songwriter and musician who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY.  His music is volatile, desperate, beautiful, dynamic, and full of hope.  Haufe currently lives in New York, where he is striving to establish for his music the grand reputation that it deserves.

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

www.timhaufe.com
timhaufe.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9to2sEdoqMg

10pm- Vetter Luca & Rufolos

Genre: Jazz, Funk, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, Fusion, R&B 
For fans of: Frank Zappa, J Dilla, VulfPeck, Mr. Bungle, Screaming Headless Torsos, Miles Davis, Snarky Puppy

We are a musical melting pot of all blends of styles. With different backgrounds of music from each member, our goal is to create original jams with vibe. At the very least, we want to perk the ears of listeners and keep you wanting to hear what comes next as we surf the music with you. 

Five Thumbs up! 


https://www.youtube.com/user/ranikade3

11pm- Loose Animals
Genre: Moody Alternative Indie Electro Rock
For fans of: Siouxsie & The Banshees, Ministry, The Cure, The Cult

Drawn from influences wide ranging and multi generational, Loose Animals has created what we like to call “Moody Alternative Indie Electro Rock”.   Starting with the song and its emotional content, we build upon that foundation with large booming drums, vintage analog synths and heavy distorted guitars, creating a soundscape to match the emotional content of the song.  We like to rock. 


www.looseanimalsband.com

SATURDAY 5/14
8pm- Sam Barron
Genre: Folk

"Sam Barron's unique blend of anti-folk puts you in a multi-generational head space. His sometimes abstract prose is stitched together with sounds that feel as much like proto punk as classic Americana folk all smashed together." - American Pancake 

http://www.sambarron.com
http://www.sambarron.com/
https://www.facebook.com/slowdownbk/
https://sambarron.bandcamp.com

9pm- Rooster
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. 

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

10pm- Eric Vitoff
Genre: looping/acoustic/house/dance
For fans of: Daft Punk, James Blake, Reggie Watts, John Mayer, Bag Raiders

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

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

11pm- Viva
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Chryssie Hynde, Jimi Hendrix

Viva plays guitar like a flaming sword, a screaming train, a ringing bell, and a scratching chicken. She sings like if Freddy Mercury had been a woman. She's played everywhere from Bonnaroo to Monterey Jazz Fest, and been featured in Guitar Player Magazine.

“The love child of Little Richard and Joan Jett” - The Aquarian

www.electricviva.com

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL- Kidaudra
Genre: Electro-Pop
For fans of: Emily Haines, New Order, Depeche Mode

From her spellbinding sound to her top notch dance moves Kidaudra is a musician on the rise. Her reserved demeanor and soft voice are completely uncharacteristic of the charismatic, crowd quieting energy that is Kidaudra. Her music can be described as a new-wave, dystopian sound "reminiscent of Depeche Mode" accompanied by some house, industrial, noise, and R&B.


https://kidaudra.bandcamp.com

SUNDAY 5/15
4pm-Moving Pictures: Firefly
Once again, we come across a great feature where we have so much to show and so little time! So we're opening it up to the audience to decide what episodes we'll be screening! And yes, there will definitely be a Christina Hendricks episode (or two...)

9pm - Nerdeoke!  Hosted by Joe Rude of the Kings of Karaoke!


TUESDAY 5/17
8pm- Lanusa
Genre:  Soul folk
For fans of: Ianne La Havas, Valerie June, Ani DiFranco

The heavy influences of Soul, Jazz and R&B vocals and feel focused in stylistic new folk sound topped with lyrical philosophizing that sometimes requires a bit of picking apart. A lot of love and a lot of purpose. Dark, wide, soaring and earnest. Garners atypical rhythms and a solid backbeat.

"Large audiences with short attention spans are often wary of complex chord changes and atypical tunings. But, resting smoothly and simply atop the guitar, Lanusa’s voice consummates the essence of songwriting, manifesting melodies as pure as air and as addictive as wine, enticing the palette well after the conclusion. And her lyrics, born of a certain philosophical inertia... hit home with resonating pungency." 
-the Budding Review, 2010


https://lanusa.bandcamp.com/album/noah-feels-august-like-i-feel-august

9pm- Violet
Genre: Rock and Roll, Folk Rock
For fans of: Buffalo Springfield, The Pretenders, Van Morrison, Tim Buckley, Cowboy Junkies

Violet plays acoustic/electric folk-rock and roll. Buffalo Springfield and Tim Buckley meet the Pretenders get filtered through a Marc Chagall painting and slapped on 2 inch analog tape.

“Meredith Minogue and James Barry are 'Violet', and The Last Cathedral is their hypnotic, profoundly potent, second album… this shit is the real deal." - The Big Takeover

“The songwriting duo of Meredith Minogue and Jim Barry creates pliant and supple pop with shades of Cowboy Junkies and Yo La Tengo, though more cosmopolitan than the first and more alert than the latter… Violet is texturally complex and lyrically ambitious….Minogue and Barry deliver an impressive and habit-forming record.” - Performing Songwriter’s Top 10 Independent Release choice.

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/violetsong
www.violetsong.com

10pm- The Healing
Genre: Soul
For fans of: Jimi Hendrix, The Roots, Radiohead, Miles Davis, Kendrick Lamar, Gentai Kaijo 

Music is The Healing.  The Healing will be a jam session of sorts where artists (poets, musicians, songwriters) can come together to create freely, without worrying about confines of what music should be.  The house band, the Travelers (www.thetravelers.nyc) will be welcoming musicians to create with us, onstage, in communion.   

“The entire sound straddles the fence between rock-soul, fusion jazz, and indie rock” - Shaine Freeman, The Miews 


www.thetravelers.nyc 

WEDNESDAY 5/18
8pm- Marc Delgado
Genre: Alt-Rock/Americana/Folk
For fans of: R.E.M/Son Volt/Bob Dylan/Pavement/Grant Lee Buffalo

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

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

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

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

www.cancionsito.bandcamp.com

10pm- Will Leet
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Lake Street Dive, Good Old War, Ryan Adams

Will Leet is a Brooklyn-based artist who crafts wholesome songs that blend Pop, Folk
and Alt-Country. Where vocal harmony, acoustic timbre and electric rhythm come together, you'll find him and his bandmates gathered around a campfire. Drawing inspiration from experiences in nature and being on the open road, Will Leet and his band hope to invoke feelings of sentimentality and lightheartedness. 

http://www.facebook.com/willleetmusic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRdvpVEbarM
https://m.soundcloud.com/willleetmusic/nonewplace

11pm- The Travelers
Genre: Rock-Hop/Funk & Blues/Stoner Soul
For fans of: The Hazelton Brothers, SmokeDawg Williams, Air Force One, Count Bassface

Our music is a mix of jazz, blues, and hip hop.  We'll take you places in the universe you've never been.

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

THURSDAY 5/19
8pm- Kenny Young & the Eggplants
Genre: Intergalactic folk-and-roll
For fans of: Fountains of Wayne. Honestly, the Eggplants don’t sound all that much like anyone in particular, but DJs frequently play us alongside other musicians with oddball lyrics and catchy tunes, including They Might Be Giants, Warren Zevon, The Kinks, Robyn Hitchcock, the Ramones, the Flaming Lips, Devo, the B-52s, Jonathan Richman, Violent Femmes, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, and Life in a Blender. (But we really don’t sound like any of them … and some people think Kenny sounds like Tom Petty!)

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

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

"Gentle insanity with irresistible tunes" - The Herald

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

“A wonderful weird band” - The Scotsman

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

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

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

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

"Aubergenius!" - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

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

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

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

9pm- Talay
Genre: Power Pop, Indie-Rock
For fans of: Weezer, Blink 182, Fountains of Wayne, The Front Bottoms

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Megan Talay plays punchy power-pop that draws comparisons to 90's favorites like No Doubt, Blink 182, and Third Eye Blind. Her songs engage audiences with lyrics that are equally cleaver, emotionally vulnerable, and even biting at times. Talay has also won praise for her lead guitar work, stretching out into wah-inflected, blues-influenced solos over the band’s tight rhythm section. 

“Memorable melody lines, tight harmonies, and passionate, powerful vocals” - Bruce Figler, 107.1 The Peak

“From the fantastic guitar to the detailed and thought provoking lyrics…this is a release that stands out from a lot of things I've listened to this year.” - Backseat Mafia


http://www.talaymusic.com

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an8-GEifees&index=2&list=PLtOEX_
jsUdi9vxNpvDXxuCV6w89VsEPl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulUSaTw-Ul8&index=5&list=PLtOEX_jsUdi9vxNpvDXxuCV6w89VsEPl

11pm- Tumbleweed Highway
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Little Feat, Marshall Tucker, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Gov’t Mule

Guitar Driven, Blues fused Americana.  

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

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


www.tumbleweedhighway.com

FRIDAY 5/20
Wasabassco's All The Way
Doors at 8:30pm. Sets start at 9pm. With Interstitial Go-Go and goodies.

Different MCs and performances for each set.

Wasabassco brings it all to Fridays at The Way Station. It's the monthly show where we raise the stage and clear the floor to create an atmosphere to party and enjoy a full evening of Wasabassco programming. 

Sets hosted by Stormy Leather and Sydni Deveraux, with performances by Stormy, Sydni, Evelyn Vinyl, Giovanna De L'amour, Nasty Canasta, Penny Wren, Qualms Galore, plus go-go dancing and more!

TICKETS:
- $20 General Admission to the night. Standing and limited seating.
- VIP Booth, with guaranteed seating for 5 people. $175 (limited to one booth)
Purchase of booth includes admission for 5 people.
- VIP Table for 2 people, up close and personal, the best seats in the house. $70
Purchase of table includes admission for 2 people. 
- Hightop Table for 3 people $90.
Purchase of table includes admission for 3 people. 


TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

SATURDAY 5/21
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 Institute of Flyer Learning
Genre: Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul, Electronic
For fans of: Little Dragon, Janelle Monae, Theophilus London, Outkast, The Flaming Lips

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

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

10pm- Chamber Band
Genre: Coffee Rock
For fans of: The Decemberists, They Might Be Giants, Dungeons & Dragons

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

“Unholy.” – San Diego Reader 
“A critical hit.” – Trollish Delver
“This is the shit right here.” – Nerd Titan
“Damn good… damn good indeed.” – Geek Radio Daily (GRD 198) 
“Epic… worthy of the bardic tradition.” – BlogCritics.org
“I was reminded of Led Zeppelin, another band that never shied away from constructing little lyrical universes.”– Feast of Music
“Seriously, if you haven't already clicked on the link to their Bandcamp page and bought this, you need to do that right now.” - Geekland

www.chamberband.com
www.youtube.com/ChamberBandNYC
https://www.facebook.com/events/372815079583990/

TUESDAY 5/24
7pm- Pint of Science

10pm- Andrea Mir
Genre: Pop/Soul
For fans of: Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, Adele, Diane Reeves,  Jamie Cullum

Andrea Mir is a singer songwriter from Barcelona. Influenced by pop music, soul, modern jazz... as well as Mediterranean music. With her two instruments, the voice and the piano, she is going to share different experiences through music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFjlGHQG_Q8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyZk7OrH_Js
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V79Cbvv6B8E
https://soundcloud.com/andrea-mir/on-saturday

11pm- Gregory Dillon
Genre: Electronic
For fans of: Empire of the Sun, Enya, Owl City

Gregory Dillon is a kind natured singer-songwriter who gave birth to his 80s-stained sound when combining his romances for new wave music, indie-rock, and electronic dance. Born in New Hampshire and based in New York, he is a delicate yet fiery performer who tirelessly works to craft full stage arrangements with looping machines, programmed percussion, and futuristic keyboards.

“Stacked with a wall of synth, haunting vocals, and mystic drama, Gregory Dillon’s carefully constructed timbre unfolds into a dreamy, reverb-washed haze.” - The Richland Mall Guide

www.gregorydillon.com
youtube.com/gregorydillonmusic
soundcloud.com/gregorydillonmusic
facebook.com/gregroydillonmusic
instagram.com/gregorydillonmusic

WEDNESDAY 5/25
8pm- Dan Krochmal
Genre: Alternative/Soul 
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, Ryan Adams

Melbourne-raised singer-songwriter Dan Krochmal is in his element playing in softly lit bars, silencing crowds with his soaring voice, innovative guitar-playing, and heartfelt songs.  Often armed with nothing more than an acoustic guitar and his warm multi-octave voice, the 23-year-old's soulful, bluesy sound is a throwback to an earlier time.

dankrochmal.com
youtube.com/dankrochmal
facebook.com/dankrochmal 

9pm- Michael Drabik
Genre: Blues/Soul 
For fans of: John Mayer, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix

michaeldrabik.com
https://michaeldrabik.bandcamp.com/ 

10pm- FREDO
Genre: Free-form Funk, Punk Jazz
For fans of: The Bad Plus, Medeski Martin & Wood, BadBadNotGood, Vulfpeck, White Denim, Soulive, Frank Zappa, Eric Dolphy

FREDO sways between free improvisation and deep melodies while always staying true to the groove. 

Fredojams.com 

@fredojams

11pm- A Valley Son
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Father John Misty and Band of Horses

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.


avalleyson.com

THURSDAY 5/26
8pm- Braden Palmer
Genre: Alternative/Grunge/Rock
For fans of: Chris Cornell, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots

Dreamy, crunchy, cloudy introspective rock

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

9pm- Elizabeth Hunter & the Gatherers
Genre: Retro Pop
For fans of: Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, Motown, Bruno Mars, Adele, Duffy, Meghan Trainor

Elizabeth Hunter and the Gatherers are a retro pop band based in NYC.  Their sound runs between upbeat, Motown-esque anthems to more laid-back Norah Jone’s-esque numbers.  Leading the band on electric bass, Hunter’s tunes are composed of infectious melodic hooks underpinned by pervasive bass grooves. Come out to dance, come out to travel back in time, and to hear some new classic tunes.

www.elizabethhuntermusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utCRR1Tuz2k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ergd12Jv3e4

10pm- The Gotham Easy
Genre: "Hot Jazz Core"
For fans of: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tom Waits

The Gotham Easy is a hot jazz band born on the mean streets of NYC. While being completely at ease playing classic standards in the time-honored New Orleans tradition, the band brings a brash vitality to music that is all too often treated as a delicate museum piece. Whether revitalizing the traditional jazz canon with their excitement and energy, or whipping an audience into a frenzy with their raucous original compositions, the Gotham Easy brings the music of the early 20th century into the early 21st century with a fresh style and attitude.

"u guys were great." - Judah Friedlander at The Brooklyn Comedy Festival

gothameasy.com

FRIDAY 5/27
8pm- George Gilmore
Genre: Folk, Singer/songwriter
For fans of: Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Justin Townes Earle, Kris Kristofferson

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

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

10pm- Evan Nachimson + Dottie Scharr + Dylan Aiello

Evan Nachimson
Genre:Pop, Rock
For fans of: Bob Dylan, The Beatles, James Bay, Ed Sheeran

www.evannachimsonmusic.com

Dottie Scharr
Genre: Folk / Pop
For fans of: Sharon Van Etten, The Staves, Daughter, Courtney Barnett

Brooklyn-based artist Dottie Scharr frames her intimate, narrative-driven songwriting with dynamic arrangements, quickly changing from sparse to lush, exposed to cathartic. In her 2015 self-titled EP, distorted guitars and layered harmonies reinforce the contradictory emotions that her lyrics explore.

“Dreamy and ambient, yet juxtaposed with heavy lyrical content” - Sound of Boston

www.dottiescharr.com
www.facebook.com/dottiemusic
Instagram: dscharr
Twitter: @dottiemusic
Spotify: spotify:artist:6iTlFkAugDjxCJP8H6C4wr

Dylan Aiello
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: James Taylor, Jeff Lynne

Storytelling-based songwriting meets eclectic influences from bluegrass, rock, and world music. 

"James Taylor meets Paul Simon meets Pixar soundtracks!" - Bennett Jackson, Newport Folk Festival

www.dylanaiello.com 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNEc1vKiyHI

SATURDAY 5/28
8pm- Lanusa
Genre:  Soul folk
For fans of: Ianne La Havas, Valerie June, Ani DiFranco

The heavy influences of Soul, Jazz and R&B vocals and feel focused in stylistic new folk sound topped with lyrical philosophizing that sometimes requires a bit of picking apart. A lot of love and a lot of purpose. Dark, wide, soaring and earnest. Garners atypical rhythms and a solid backbeat.

"Large audiences with short attention spans are often wary of complex chord changes and atypical tunings. But, resting smoothly and simply atop the guitar, Lanusa’s voice consummates the essence of songwriting, manifesting melodies as pure as air and as addictive as wine, enticing the palette well after the conclusion. And her lyrics, born of a certain philosophical inertia... hit home with resonating pungency." 
-the Budding Review, 2010


https://lanusa.bandcamp.com/album/noah-feels-august-like-i-feel-august

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

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

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

10pm- 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 5/29
4pm-Moving Pictures: Silly comicbook antiheroes!


We start with Guardians of the Galaxy, with that silly silly Chris Pratt. We end with Deadpool, with that even sillier Ryan Reynolds. I wonder who would win in a dance off? There's gotta be a YouTube video for that, right?

9pm - Nerdeoke!  Hosted by Joe Rude of the Kings of Karaoke!



TUESDAY 5/31
8pm- Mickey Ehrlich
Genre: Singer-Songwriter 
For fans of: Loudon Wainwright III, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs 

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

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

9pm- Juan M Soria
Genre: Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 
For fans of: Dave Matthews, The Beatles, Soda Stereo and Gustavo Cerati

Based in Brooklyn, Juan M Soria is a Singer-Songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is launching his first soloist album recorded and produced by Fabian "Tweety" Gonzalez called "Erase Una Vez." 


www.juanmsoria.com

10pm- The Grey Man
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Hendrix / Petty / Can

The Grey Man bring "Kraut-Rock" to the new world. Fronted by native Kraut, and Brooklyn transplant David Kay, the trio also consists of Matt Holt on bass (a real NYC man) and Moroccan Sam Rekaibi on drums. Formed at the deep end of the Gowanus Canal (in the winter of 2013), the trio transformed a good portion of the best decades of rock into dynamic and eclectic loudness. Some sparks of emotion and light shine through their straightforward compositions and might bring up fond memories of past high times of songwriting. 

http://the-grey-man.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/Thegreyman

11pm- Johnny Pinhook and The Tobacco-aires
Genre: Country 
For fans of: Hank Williams, George Jones, Loretta Lynn 

Playing all of your favorite classic 50s and 60s honky-tonk numbers. 

https://www.facebook.com/Johnny-Pinhook-and-The-Tobacco-aires-566283020142449/ 


WEDNESDAY 6/1
8pm- Trumpet Grrrl
Genre:  Pop, Rock, Classical, Soul
For fans of: Nina Simone, David Bowie, Sarah Bareilles, Janelle Monae

Trumpet, low sultry female vocals and keys combined into songwriting that includes hints of pop, rock, classical and soul music.  Songs vary in style, some play around with the time signature and sound while others are straight forward pop music.  In addition to trumpet, the vocals offer a unique element as they are deep and smoky compared to the average female singer.

“Trumpet Grrrl’s low and sultry voice and her trumpet skills blow the listener’s minds” - The Music Historian
“Standout Track: No. 2, 'Amaryllis,' whose jazzy melody and smoky trumpet prelude wouldn’t sound out of place soundtracking an early Spike Lee film.” - The Washington City Paper

TrumpetGrrrl.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhcnD1DGOz0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD3h1F5PWAY
Soundclound.com/trumpetgrrrl/tracks

9pm- Hunt for Hunter
Genre: Alt-Folk, Rock
For fans of: Nickel Creek, Mumford and Sons, Arcade Fire, Manchester Orchestra

A typical Hunt for Hunter performance will find Hunter singing and playing violin while Hunt plays guitar and cajon with his feet. It’s an unusual setup, but one that allows for a full, organic sound that perfectly suits their blues/folk-oriented style. Their live show combines musical virtuosity with painstakingly honest songs and an easygoing, intimate stage presence.

http://huntforhunter.com
http://youtube.com/huntforhunter
http://soundcloud.com/huntforhunter

10pm- Lillie Lemon
Genre: Synthpop
For fans of: CHVRCHES, Passion Pit, Kimbra, Purity Ring

On tour from Monterey, California, Lillie Lemon is a synthpop duo with striking lyrics, fun hooks, and dance-worthy electronic tunes. Their instrumentation utilizes primarily synthesizers and vocals and find kin in bands like CHVRCHES and Passion Pit. Songs are fueled by a unique hybrid of acoustic and electronic influences.

“If the Top 40's of today were full of songs of this caliber, just imagine how great radio would be again.” - Beehive Candy (http://www.beehivecandy.com/2015/09/lillie-lemon-stardust.html

"Lillie Lemon offers brutally honest yet conceptually driven pieces that have already begun percolating around the internet. The opposing musical backgrounds of Lillie Lemon herself and her producer create an immediately contrasting sound, but we think you'll be surprised by just how colorful a pallet of alternative electro-pop they've crafted.” - Baeble Music (http://www.baeblemusic.com/musicblog/7-1-2015/lillie-lemons-dishes-about-her-latest-lp.html)

http://www.lillielemon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lillielemonmusic
https://twitter.com/lillielemon
https://soundcloud.com/lillielemon
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTHnvGd2JJQgesEKMDMz-qQ/
https://www.instagram.com/lillielemon/

11pm- A Valley Son
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Father John Misty and Band of Horses

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.

avalleyson.com

FRIDAY 6/3
8pm- The 7th Gnome

9pm- Chris J. Connolly
Genre: Alternative/Folk/Rock/Pop
For fans of: Neil Young, Radiohead, James Taylor, Amos Lee

Weaving between two continents, Chris J. Connolly’s music has been his support system and a reflection of his journeys. Originally from Staffordshire, England, Chris spent his early years performing in hometown venues before eventually crossing the Atlantic to reside in his current home on Long Island. Inspired by both early American roots music and modern alt-rock, Chris grew to craft his own unique style of writing and phrasing that moves between sublime, evolving and hook based melodies.

"Chris J Connolly is the kind of artist who can create cuts as emotionally affecting as 'Not Alone' and 'Black Swan,' and the impossibly lovely 'Can We Go Now' without getting stuck in the tar pit of sentimentality." - The Big Takeover Magazaine, issue #76

"a rewarding listen (that) packs some impressive emotional heft and compelling songwriting... top-notch pop/folk fusion that’s pure ear candy" - hotindienews.com

www.chrisjconnolly.com
http://www.diversion-records.com/artist-cjc
https://www.facebook.com/chrisjconnollymusic

https://soundcloud.com/chris-j-connolly

10pm- Mindtroll
Genre: Post-Punk, Art-Punk
For fans of: B-52s, Le Tigre, Hunx

MINDTROLL is an art-punk trio featuring bass, accordion, drums, lots of strange lyrics and really good costumes. They crept up from the Gowanus Canal in early 2010 and have since spent their time honing their inscrutable sound, which is not unlike the angriest children's choir. In 2013, they released a sprawling collection of home recordings called “And That’s Just Some Of the Good Ones” where the song topics range from shopping at Williams-Sonoma to a battle between a Mega-Shark and a Crocsaurous. In 2016, they will release their next album “So Many Boyfriends”, which touches on more mature topics like how magic is real and not wanting to go to your friends’ wedding.

"It's like a magic trick - as a band" - Kathleen Hanna

"Brilliant, withering critiques of whatever is going on around them at any given moment, set to lo-fi, no wave-y, vaguely dance-y music" - Joel Tannenbaum (PunkNews.org)

http://mindtroll.terribleinformation.org/
http://mindtroll.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nGfJ73GaCw

11pm Mike O'Malley and the Beastie Band
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. 

WEDNESDAY 6/8
8pm- Sara Ontaneda
Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter
For fans of: Corinne Bailey Rae, Alela Diane, Natalia Lafourcade, Ximena Sariñana, Julieta Venegas, Karen O. 

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

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

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

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

THURSDAY 6/9
8pm- Meaghan Burke

9pm- Lights from the Loft
Genre: Folk, Jazz, Contemporary
For fans of: Bill Frisell, Gillian Welch, Joni Mitchell

Lights from the Loft is a new project based out of Brooklyn NY. LFTL explores the intersection of jazz, folk, experimental and popular music. Forward thinking though rooted in melody, the music lives in between the cracks of genre. 

"Zach has that rare but should be universal approach to creative music, he studies and knows the history from where it came from...As a bassist, he can create the atmosphere, in solo or ensemble for the listener to understand his consciousness; in other words he is there!" - George Manning, In The Tradition, WEAA 88.9 FM, Morgan State University Radio


https://soundcloud.com/amandabloomjazz

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

Tim Haufe is a songwriter and musician who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY.  His music is volatile, desperate, beautiful, dynamic, and full of hope.  Haufe currently lives in New York, where he is striving to establish for his music the grand reputation that it deserves.

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

www.timhaufe.com
timhaufe.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9to2sEdoqMg

11pm- Crystal Voyager

THURSDAY 6/16
8pm- Marc Delgado
Genre: Alt-Rock/Americana/Folk
For fans of: R.E.M/Son Volt/Bob Dylan/Pavement/Grant Lee Buffalo

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

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

9pm- Will Leet
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Lake Street Dive, Good Old War, Ryan Adams

Will Leet is a Brooklyn-based artist who crafts wholesome songs that blend Pop, Folk
and Alt-Country. Where vocal harmony, acoustic timbre and electric rhythm come together, you'll find him and his bandmates gathered around a campfire. Drawing inspiration from experiences in nature and being on the open road, Will Leet and his band hope to invoke feelings of sentimentality and lightheartedness. 

http://www.facebook.com/willleetmusic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRdvpVEbarM
https://m.soundcloud.com/willleetmusic/nonewplace

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an8-GEifees&index=2&list=PLtOEX_
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulUSaTw-Ul8&index=5&list=PLtOEX_
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11pm- Disorder Kid
Genre: Rock 
For fans of: The Kills, The White Stripes, Eagles of Death Metal, Bon Iver, Kurt Vile

It's just a guitar, a drum, a bass and a voice. And a lot of love.

http://www.kaputbrainwebzine.com/2015/05/disorder-kid-1.html
facebook.com/disorderkid 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeOC3JeCKJQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APzlQVONk0M

TUESDAY 6/21
8pm- Olithea

9pm- Baloonatic (with Elijah Tucker)
Genre:  Rock and Soul
For fans of: Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Grateful Dead, Bill Withers, Ray LaMontaigne, Janis Joplin

Rock and Roll remains free, even as the world willingly shackles itself to more and more bullshit.  Baloonatic brings the dance of love and freedom straight to your heart, like a cannonball.

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

“You’ll find yourself immersed in Elijah’s songs to the point where you’ll mentally play them as the background music to your very own life story.” - Siobhan Chapman, www.indiemunity.com

www.elijahtucker.com/videos

www.elijahtucker.com/listen

10pm- The Red Fuze
Genre: Garage Rock, Blues
For fans of: The Black Keys, The White Stripes, The Doors 

Pure and honest garage rock/blues from Sweden.

"There is an air of rebellion to the sound of Swedish rockers The Red Fuze, a devilry which gives their songs a great unruly and feisty character with the passion of the sixties/seventies and the tenacious hunger and enterprise of the now." - The RingMaster Review
"If you’re looking for intensity and power, look no further than The Red Fuze" - MadcapLaughsBlog

www.theredfuze.com 
https://www.youtube.com/user/theredfuze 
https://soundcloud.com/theredfuze 
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2B52FNLaQAxQj9MiGDhkPi

FRIDAY 6/24

9pm- Talay
Genre: Power Pop, Indie-Rock
For fans of: Weezer, Blink 182, Fountains of Wayne, The Front Bottoms

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Megan Talay plays punchy power-pop that draws comparisons to 90's favorites like No Doubt, Blink 182, and Third Eye Blind. Her songs engage audiences with lyrics that are equally cleaver, emotionally vulnerable, and even biting at times. Talay has also won praise for her lead guitar work, stretching out into wah-inflected, blues-influenced solos over the band’s tight rhythm section. 

“Memorable melody lines, tight harmonies, and passionate, powerful vocals” - Bruce Figler, 107.1 The Peak

“From the fantastic guitar to the detailed and thought provoking lyrics…this is a release that stands out from a lot of things I've listened to this year.” - Backseat Mafia


http://www.talaymusic.com

10pm- Eliane Amherd
Genre: Groovy Funky Jazz, Brazilian/Latin Pop
For fans of: Sade, Seu Jorge

Hot genre-busting Swiss-born, New York-based female singer, guitar player and songwriter combines Brazilian and Latin rhythms along with contemporary Jazz and Pop vocals to create a fresh sound, completely her own.

"She sounds like what would happen if Norah Jones let her inner Patty Smyth (of Scandal), Pat Benatar, and Natalie Cole out. This is the Pop music, Pop music itself forgot it could be.” - This Is Book’s Music

"Eliane Amherd sounds like a Sheryl Crow with a jazz and world-music sensibility." - InaBlueMood

http://elianeperforms.com

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcsPKzziJW18LObd1ik9D0kM-PRQGi10P

SATURDAY 6/25

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

SATURDAY 7/2
8pm- Copilot

Genre: Americana, Folk, Pop
For fans of: The Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz

Following a six month venture as part of an acoustic pop act on Celebrity Cruises, Ry McDonald has teamed up with vocalist Maggie Quealy to create Copilot, an Americana Pop duo based in Norfolk, Massachusetts. Previously, Ry had been the frontman for Suncooked, a regionally successful Folk/Americana band who shared the stage with acts such as The Dropkick Murphys, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Skinny Lister, Greensky Bluegrass and several others. As Copilot, Ry McDonald and Maggie Quealy explore their passion for unique, Americana music and exhibit it through their popular covers and original songs in a way that many listeners haven't quite heard before.

http://artistecard.com/copilotmusic17
www.facebook.com/copilotmusic17

9pm- Georgia Weber's Sleeved Hearts

10pm- No Small Money Brass Band
Genre:  African, Carribean Brass Band, World
For fans of: Antibalas, Akoya Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Harry Belanfonte, Bob Marley, New Orleans Brass Band

No Small Money Brass Band is one of NYC's hottest dance party sensations. Inspired by the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean, the Regal Might of big brass, and you movin' to the groove, No Small Money is bringing something new to the dance floors of New York. African and Caribbean folk songs, pop classics and new moves guaranteed to make you shake 'em!


nosmallmoneybrassband.com

FRIDAY 7/8

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

Tim Haufe is a songwriter and musician who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY.  His music is volatile, desperate, beautiful, dynamic, and full of hope.  Haufe currently lives in New York, where he is striving to establish for his music the grand reputation that it deserves.

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

www.timhaufe.com
timhaufe.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9to2sEdoqMg

SATURDAY 7/23

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