Events


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

$5 donation strongly suggested for all events unless otherwise indicated.

TUESDAY 2/7
8pm- Rascals & Rogues
Genre: Ren Rock, Celtic, Folk
For fans of: Great Big Sea, Flogging Molly, The Pogues, Enter The Haggis

Rascals & Rogues is the New York Renaissance Faire's "house boy band" formed in 2012 by members of the performance cast.  These professional improv actors bring a unique brand of unpredictable shenanigans to every set and no two shows are ever the same!  


9pm- Three Pints Shy
Genre: Irish Rock
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2


10pm- Baloonatic
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

11pm- Waylen Roche and Noise Downstairs
Genre: R&B/Soul
For Fans of: Alabama Shakes, LCD Soundsystem, and Parliament Funkadelic

We are a Brooklyn-based funk/soul/pop outfit founded by Waylen Roche in the summer of 2016. Our music draws on influences such as Alabama Shakes, D'Angelo, Dr. John, Captain Beefheart, Talking Heads, Darondo, LCD Soundsystem, and Parliament Funkadelic. Currently we are building a presence in the NYC area through shows and networking, planning to release our first EP in the spring of 2017 and go on a regional tour in the months following its debut.

https://www.reverbnation.com/waylenrocheandthenoisedownstairs

WEDNESDAY 2/8
8pm- Deb Felz
Genre: Singer Songwriter

Deb Felz's ability to convey thoughtful, poignant ideas in a lively musical form stems from a lifetime passion for songwriting and music. The singer-songwriter and bandleader emphasizes creative lyrics and catchy melodies. Her music is reminiscent of a diverse group of artists such as Counting Crows and Natalie Merchant, while still containing a unique flavor that is all her own. Her heartfelt alto carries her soulful and powerful lyrics, while the skilled full band drives the energy home.

The Deb Felz Band has played top venues such as Iota Club in Virginia, Wonderland Ballroom in Washington, D.C., and Arlene's Grocery in New York City, and at major festivals such as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

9pm- Chris Norwood
Genre: Folk/Rock
For fans of: The Mountain Goats, John Craigie, Bob Dylan

The storytelling is the thing. Over the past year, Chris gathered band mates from different walks of creative life to make music that is familiar, yet hard to pin down or categorize. It's folk, it's rock, it's blues, it's country. Chris sings his stories and keeps time on guitar with Keith backing him up on bass and Nastasia harmonizing to the tune while Hajnal lends a sweeping violin that wraps it all together.


10pm- Cassondra Alvord
Genre: Folk, Singer Songwriter
For fans of: Regina Spektor, Kimya Dawson, Fiona Apple, Ingrid Michaelson

A Buffalo-bred, Brooklyn-based singer songwriter. Cassondra's bellowing rasp echoes through the room with songs of love and the loss of it. She can't wait to dance with you.

"..mother of dragons, breaker of chains, the woman with four lungs.." - M.O.B.B.


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

Hi-fi lo-tech folk from the future.

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

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


THURSDAY 2/9
8pm- New Residence
Genre: Soul, Blues, Rock
For fans of: Alabama Shakes, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lake Street Dive

New Residence offers a unique blend of Soul, Blues, and Rock in strikingly fresh, well-crafted original songs. With unmistakable chemistry among its musicians, and the unique instrumentation of Fender Rhodes, tenor saxophone, and vocals, their energetic performances are a treat to be a part of.


9pm- 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


10pm- Clarinet Milk
Genre: Popular/Experimental
For Fans of: Frank Zappa, Arcade Fire, Radiohead

Description: Attempting to defibrillate popular music.


11pm- Hambone Relay
Genre: Funk 
For fans of: Soulive, Robert Walter, Galactic, Karl Denson 

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

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


FRIDAY 2/10
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 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


9pm- Annie Pichan
Genre: Jazz, Soul, Funk, Pop
For fans of: Sia, St. Vincent, Annie Lennox 

Originating from Jazz roots with influences from the great Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Annie performed within the Detroit jazz circuit prior to attending Berklee College of Music in 2011 to study songwriting and composition. Jazz meets electro-soul, quirky songwriting and storytelling for an eclectic and immersive evening. She is based out of Brooklyn, and her EP is set for release in late 2016.


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

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.

avalleyson.com

SATURDAY 2/11
8pm- Matt Davis
Genre: Pop
For fans of: Bruno Mars, NAO, Justin Timberlake, Troye Sivan, Amy Winehouse 

Matt Davis is a singer songwriter who writes modern Pop music with an R&B feel. He is influenced by singers like Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, NAO and Troye Sivan. He is in the middle of recording an album with a Pop EDM and Vibe sound but for this show he is doing an acoustic set with a Bruno Mars and Amy Winehouse groove.


https://www.instagram.com/mattdavissounds/

9pm- James Labrosse Collective
Genre: Flamenco-Jazz

For fans of: Paco de Lucia, Vicente Amigo



The James Labrosse Collective performs a diverse repertoire of music with influences from across the globe. Performing original music by James Labrosse, and covers by greats such as Paco de Lucia, and Vicente Amigo.  Traces can be found from Flamenco, Jazz, Latin American, to Asian musical influences. Always featuring talented special guests in the Collective, James Labrosse promises a unique musical experience aimed to navigate the listener to other cultures.

JamesLabrosse.com



twitter.com/JamesLabrosse

10pm- Empire Beats

Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Rock/Roll&Soul, Real Music
For fans of: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Alabama Shakes, The Shirelles

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

empirebeatsnyc.com 
4pm- Moving Pictures: Small Soldiers & Toy Story
Hosted by Alex D. February is double billing month! Today we're watching toys come alive. In Small Soldiers, the Commando Elite fight the peace-loving Gorgonites using military grade computer chips for guidance. Wait, what? Then there's this tiny indie movie that no one really saw called Toy Story. I think we'll try it out!

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

MONDAY 2/13
7pm- Jonathan Isaac Hagen
Genre: Singer Songwriter, Plagiarizer
For fans of: Citizen Cope, John Legend, Amy Winehouse

A soulful blend of Jazz and Rock. Lead singer of Brooklyn-based band, the Travelers, Jonathan Isaac Hagen's sultry voice and passionate emotion will tickle your heartstrings.


8pm- Zuni Mountain Boys Return to The Way Station!
The Zuni Mountain Boys are an Americana duo based out of Nashville, and are excited about their return to Brooklyn. 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. A companion EP was released a year later. 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.


9pm- Totally 90's Trivia with Sarah Storm + Anja Keister
Join us for February's Totally 90's Trivia Night at the Way Station with your hosts Sarah Storm and Anja Keister!  Bring your friends, create teams, and compete to win awesome themed prizes through your knowledge of 90's news, movies, music, tv, and a special themed round!   BONUS - every drink purchased gets you points, so come thirsty!  PLUS Special 90's commercial intermissions and special giveaways!
$5 suggested donation


TUESDAY 2/14
7:30pm- Sexology on Tap: Sex Ed 101
We're getting back to basics for Valentine's Day.  Meet experts in science research and sex education and find out some awkward truths in front of a crowd. We'll put researchers and educators on the spot with YOUR questions about why things work the way the do.

Bring a date! Or come alone and drink away the night with a cocktail. Find out why is feels better to do it alone, or how to use a condom in Swahili- the possibilities are endless! 

Have a question already? Miss the anonymous question box from the sex ed you may or may not have had in middle school? Use the Ask Box to submit it in advance and we'll see how quickly we can stump the experts:


SPEAKERS (CHECK BACK FOR MORE!):
Jacklyn Lacey - Anthropologist, Curatorial Associate, and global sexual health instructor.
Sarah Cocuzzo - Sex seducator and Community Liason for Peer Health Exchange
and your hosts
Alex - Anthropologist and Research Ethnographer for Colombia University Medical Center
Leah - Enthusiastic hobbyist and a believer in hands-on learning :)


WEDNESDAY 2/15
8pm- Spring Brooks
Genre: Blues, Soul
For fans of: Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Marc Broussard, Mahalia Jackson

Spring Brooks is a Philly native. She offers Blues/Jazz renditions of cover songs that range from Motown to Grunge Rock. Each song is crafted into a unique arrangement that carries a soulful touch.


9pm- 81ack 8astards
Genre: Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock
For fans of: Funkadelics, D’angelo, Jay Z

81ack 8astards is a Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock band that delivers raw material and subject matter that affects lower class citizens, urban youth and ethnic kids. We speak about the present day slavery in America, as well as the social, political and economic factors that contribute to this. Our music is both entertaining as well as uplifting and empowering.


10pm- Wool Sucker
Genre: Art Rock
For fans of: Nick Cave meets Radiohead

Wool Sucker uses gritty Art Rock and a little bit of performance art to breathe life into their subjects: characters born from folk tales, murderers and ghosts, intimate magics. A weird narrative weaves between songs to place the show in a world tilted slightly off from ours, pushing metaphor toward reality -- or just making your night out a little more surreal.


11pm- Blame Mercury
Genre: Alternative Rock
For fans of: PJ Harvey, The Breeders, She Keeps Bees, Heartless Bastards

Rock and Roll emotional catharsis. Four piece rock band. Formed to funnel anger, frustration and sadness through drums and electric guitars. Battling atrophy and arrogance. Transcendence through acknowledgement. Some sad songs too.


THURSDAY 2/16
8pm- 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.


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.


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

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

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

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


FRIDAY 2/17
Doors at 8:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. 
Wasabassco's All The Way
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 Kita St. Cyr and Sydni Deveraux with performances by Amuse Bouche, Puss-N-Boots, Peekaboo Pointe, Qualms Galore and Jenny C'est Quoi. Plus Interstitial Go-Go and goodies. 

- $20 General Admission to the night. Standing and limited seating.
- 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.

SATURDAY 2/18
8pm- Divining Rod
Genre: Folk, Blues
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


9pm- Kingdom Jasmine
Genre: Folk, Americana
For fans of: Wilco, Ryan Adams, The Punch Brothers

Kingdom Jasmine is an American folk band consisting of Josh Turner, Carson McKee, and Bob Barrick. The group's music is inspired by a wide range of styles including traditional folk, classic rock n' roll, country, and jazz. Kingdom Jasmine's debut record follows years of combined success on Turner's acclaimed YouTube channel. The trio is currently based out of Brooklyn, New York.


10pm- 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


11pm- TBD

SUNDAY 2/19 
4pm- Moving Pictures: To Wong Foo & Priscilla
Hosted by Alex D.!  February is double billing month! This week we're going to be fabulous (and watch movies with insanely long titles!) We start with To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo are drag queens going cross-country in a Cadillac. Then we watch the Australian movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Yes, that's Hugo Weaving in the ABBA-like outfit!

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

MONDAY 2/20
CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE.  Will be back open on Tuesday!

TUESDAY 2/21
8pm- Caspar Allen
Genre: Americana


https://casperallen.bandcamp.com/album/carving-creases

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

michaeldrabik.com

https://michaeldrabik.bandcamp.com/

10pm- The Healing
Genre: Soul, Hip Hop
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

 SUNDAY 2/26
4pm- Moving Pictures: Three Amigos! & Galaxy Quest
Hosted by Alex D.!  February is double billing month! We finish up the month by being actors out of our element. First, we go to Mexico and watch silent movie actors kick outlaw butt in Three Amigos! Then we're traveling to outer space to see the cast of Galaxy Quest help the Thermians in their battle for survival.

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