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WEDNESDAY 12/17
8pm- Alison Shearer Quintet 
Genre: jazz-funk
For fans of: Kenny Garret, Snarky Puppy, Maceo Parker, Lettuce

The Alison Shearer Quintet fuses harmonically diverse melodies with funk grooves to create a sound that is versatile and fresh.

www.alisonshearermusic.com 


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

http://www.fellaheen.com
 

10pm- 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/ 


11pm- Zuni Mountain Boys
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/


THURSDAY 12/18
8pm- Odell
Genre: Americana/Alt-Country
For fans of: Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams, Black Keys

Blood-boiling acoustic Americana brought to you by 16 strings, 3 voices, and 4 New York souls.

http://vimeo.com/109102418
http://vimeo.com/101124458
 

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
The Final 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!

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


9pm- The Haggard Kings
Genre: Country, Originals/Covers

Our sound is upbeat country swing as in New Riders, Merle Haggard, or Johnny Cash. Our Originals have a country/Blues influence and can have a jazz swing feel as well.
 

10pm- Lonesome Prairie Dogs  
Genre: Country/ Rockabilly
For fans of: Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Waylon Jennings, The Cramps

Hailing for the most part from Jersey, The Lonesome Prairie Dogs play lean, no nonsense, garagey honky-tonk and rockabilly for denizens of the current century who liked the last one better. The LPDs play lots of your Sun favorites, stripped down honky-tonk classics and originals in the same vein. They’ve opened for Junior Brown, did a gig at a prison upstate and even played in Nashville that one time. For ten years running, The LPDs have hosted the annual New years day Hank-O-Rama, a celebration of the music of Hank Williams on the anniversary of his death. 

“Even if they weren't a great band, this trio would still get the award for Best Dressed of the evening. Luckily, they're kickass musicians as well,”- brooklyncountry.com

https://www.facebook.com/thelonesomeprairiedogs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5btDx3BK0A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrQKdk3kSDQ
 

11pm- Mike Cobb & The Crevulators
Genre: Eclectic-Americana
For fans of: CCR, Stones, Nuggets, Doug Sahm, The Band, The Blasters, Los Lobos

Like a dusty old jukebox buried in the back of your odd uncle’s garage, The Crevulators take listeners on a listening trip through the great American soundscape. With influences ranging from classic country, rockabilly, rockn’roll, blues, jazz, garage-psych & even tejano, The Crevs dish up a mélange of everything that is American music.
http://www.mikecobbandthecrevulators.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSnRJwuZ0Yw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YePV-lqS--g


SATURDAY 12/20
Wear your most outrageous and ironic Christmas sweater and drink happy hour prices all night long.

8pm- Ben Kogan Band
Genre: Soulgrass
For fans of: Tim O’Brien, Bill Monroe, Al Green, Ryan Adams

Ben Kogan Band is a blend of bluegrass, roots rock, and soul music. We call it soulgrass.

benkogan.bandcamp.com


9pm- Scalpel 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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

SUNDAY 12/21
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

A Christmas Story
We triple-dog-dare you to see this 1983 movie with us. While it’s not as cool as a Red Ryder air rifle (what is?) it’s worlds better than a bunny costume! Now about that leg lamp...

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 12/22
6pm- Monster Movie Madness: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated) and Nightmare Before Christmas
Free Pizza

8-10pm- Salt Cracker Crazies
Revisit your childhood as the Salt Cracker Crazies, finishing their second
year as the Way Station’s resident jug band, reprise their tribute to perhaps the greatest holiday special of all time, Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas. Join the Crazies as they sing through legend of Emmet, Ma, The Riverbottom Nightmare Band, and the rest of the Frogtown Hollow gang in true jug band style. This is a two-set show, so expect an extended talent show with special guests, lascivious behavior, and plenty of boot stomping hokum.

 
10pm- Peter Wise
Genre: alt pop/folk
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, Matt Corby, Allen Stone, Gary Clark Jr.

Singer/songwriter Peter Wise (ASCAP) has a lifelong passion for music, playing guitar and piano for over 16 years. A 2014 graduate of NYU, Wise’s sound has been described as alt pop and folk/soul, fusing a wide variety of musical genres to make his own pop/rock style. Blending the early '70s folk/rock lyricism and the modern indie/rock soundscapes and production, Wise’s sound has been compared from everyone from Jeff Buckley and Paul Simon to John Mayer, Bon Iver, and Matt Corby.  Studying music at NYU connected him with some of the industries’ best. He studied privately with award winning and multi Grammy-nominated songwriter Phil Galdston and opened for iconic American band The Eagles at a sold-out Beacon Theater in November 2012.

Firmly entrenched in the New York music scene for the past four years, Wise played a full Studio At Webster Hall in support of Green River Ordinance on their North American tour and is a frequent player at Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene’s Grocery, as well as The Bitter End, where he held the release party for his album When Day Breaks on November 23rd, 2013. With a fan base fast increasing, Wise was a featured performer at Musikfest on the Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz stage in August 2014, and recently played to packed audiences in Boston.

Brooklyn-based Wise continues to perform throughout the New York City area, and has started to expand his fanbase, with upcoming shows in St. Louis and Illinois.

After releasing a four-song EP entitled Don’t Walk Away in October of 2012, Wise spent the summer of 2013 working on his debut LP When Day Breaks, released in November of 2013.  He has now started licensing music featured on both release to TV shows, most recently with the show Bring Your Own Board – Orange County.  Wise continues to work on release new music, with his newest single, Quiet, out this past October.

“On his latest album, When Day Breaks, Peter Wise fuses the upbeat songwriting like that of Simon & Garfunkel with the wistful yearnings of classic folk and Americana.  Opening with ‘To Be Free’, it’s clear that Peter Wise has the musical chops and writing sensibilities to put together an engaging track. Laced with lap steel and heartwarming descending basslines, there are plenty of treats to be found along the way, with snappy guitar work and head-bobbing dropped beats.” – Chris Marsh, Skope Mag

“Hailing from Boston, Peter Wise, currently living in NYC impressed us with his strong jazz and indie rock influences within his music. From first listening to his track “Hatteras” I immediately saw the striking influences of John Mayer-esque guitar picking, mixed with the tambor and harmonies from Bon Iver. Selecting Peter’s music for the show was a no brainer.” – BYOB Artist Spotlight
 

http://www.peterwisemusic.com/

11pm- Fernando Fidanza 
Genre: Italian folk
For fans of: Dave Matthews Band

I used to play in the streets of Italy, exchanging stories and wine with people around me. My songs are about love, hate, sex and, obviously, wine.

http://fernandofidanzausatour.wordpress.com/


TUESDAY 12/23
8pm-  Morgan Stewart
Genre: soul/blues/pop/R&B/Jazz/country/rock
For fans of: Susan Tedeschi/Alicia Keys/Eva Cassidy/ Carol King/ Janis Joplin

I play piano and sing. I re-arrange popular covers to sound more blues-like. I also play originals. My sound covers a variety of genres and decades.

"She is a very passionate musician with her own unique sound.”- Virginia This Morning News Show

"Morgan Stewart a very passionate, well-rounded singer/musician that captivates crowds with her unique country/pop music. She has grown up surrounded by music, with her parents & step-family being professional musicians.”- 103.7 Play Radio Station

www.morganstewartmusic.com/
https://soundcloud.com/morganstewart-1
http://www.youtube.com/morrrganful
https://www.facebook.com/morganstewartmusic
 

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


10pm- VARYA
Genre: INDIE ROCK
For fans of: From Radiohead to Regina Spector to Muse and all the way to Gogol Bordello. 

VARYA is an Acoustic-Driven, Gypsy-Folk influenced, INDIE ROCK BAND from Brooklyn. Varya as a Singer/Songwriter has been winning the hearts of everyone who sees her and the souls of everyone who hears her since a very early age. Music is the only way that we can really get into and discover the depth of this mysterious yet so open to the world your artist. VARYA as a full band, with the tender strumming of guitar and sweet strokes of cello, has the most unique sound and captivating feel to it.

Varyasmusic.com 


11pm- Nyla Ninja Rose
Genre: acoustic soul
For fans of:  Lauryn hill Jill Scott Etta James Beyonce.

Nyla Ninja Rose is a performer at heart singing since the age of 4. Her music is sultry yet refreshingly original. Many of her songs allow the audience to put themselves in her shoes and send them on an adventure of emotions including being in love and falling out.

nylarosebooking.Wix.com/nyla
http://youtu.be/9Us-yqPxhvA
http://youtu.be/xRyljQ-vXI0
http://youtu.be/2qLaQxbjTkw
 

WEDNESDAY 12/24 
4pm- The ENTIRETY of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Extended Editions.
Join bartender Kati on an adventure for the ages, the ENTIRETY of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Extended Editions. Starting at 4pm on Christmas Eve and going until roughly 3am Christmas day we sure have our work cut out for us and hope to see you there!

No bands
THURSDAY 12/25- Christmas Day
Open 7pm- 1am

8pm- Dr. Who Christmas Special

FRIDAY 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!”.
 

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


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. 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


SUNDAY 12/28
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

Dr. Who Christmas special

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 12/29
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. 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


11pm- Saydi
Genre: Singer-Songwriter / Indie-Pop
For fans of: Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Adele, Sia, Jess Glynne

Coming from the deserts of Phoenix, pianist, singer-songwriter, and indie-pop artist Saydi wears her heart on her sleeve like a badge of honor. Her strong emotive songs are filled with love, beauty, & heartbreak. Raised on the gospel of Tori Amos and Fiona Apple, classically-trained Saydi is ready for her strong voice to be heard.

http://www.reverbnation.com/saydi
https://www.youtube.com/user/saydimusic/videos
  

TUESDAY 12/30
8pm- valDaniel
Genre: urban electro-folk
For fans of: keller williams, jack johnson, de la soul, ben harper

Drawing on multifarious influences from folk to soul to latin and african rhythms, valDaniel loops vocals and multiple instruments together to weave a rich cord both tethered in and embellishing the singer/songwriter tradition.

"The most creative and multi talented set you can witness live in this city... Valdaniel is up there by himself and killin' it." - Mike Morello, owner: Vagabond Cafe.

"Playing more instruments than it would be fair to ask a workhorse to carry, Valdaniel combines guitar loops, with catchy melodies, beat boxing and trumpet. He never fails to captivate a room." Niall Connolly, singer/songwriter

valdaniel.com

reverbnation.com/valdaniel

9pm- Otan Vargas 
Genre: Organic Rock / Acoustic Rock
For fans of: Alice in Chains, Staind, Pearl Jam, Days of the New

Otan is a Filipino born artist who first received recognition in 2009 when Staind frontman Aaron Lewis discovered him on YouTube covering one of his songs.  Lewis later invited Vargas onstage at The Music Box Borgata Hotel and Casinos to perform Staind’s “It’s Been Awhile.”  His heartfelt rendition that night elicited a standing ovation from the crowd. Otan Vargas sings about enduring suffering, battling the voices within, and trying to find a constant peace for his soul. 
 

“Trust me, if you love bands like Alice In Chains and Staind, you will love Otan Vargas. This kid can write some good music..." (Tim Louie / The Aquarian)

“Otan Vargas’ appeal is found in his deep gravelly vocals backed by brooding bass lines. A powerful simplistic combination layered with candid lyrics..." (Myriah Christine / Resonance Indie Music Vibe)

www.otanvargas.com                                                                               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFvAbu_7FNQ
https://soundcloud.com/otanvargas 


10pm- Ioanna Tsagari & Black Cotton Doll Quartet
Genre: Jazz R'n'B
For fans of: Maria Joao, Rachelle Ferrell, Nah Youn Sun, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Layla Hathaway, Cyrille Aimee, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Anita Oday, Hooverhonic, Portishead, Roy Hargrove, Erica Badoo, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, Asian and Greek Folk musician Maria Callas.

Blues and Jazz standards rearranged and performed uniquely with R'n'B and ethnic influences.

''Black Cotton Doll is a witch of the crowd...She can do whatever she wants. She owns the stage. She has amazing connection with the crowd and her passionate and genuine personality touches everybody’s heart. It's not only about her voice her skills and her music, but it's something pure and seductive about her energy that grasps everyone's breath.''  Ant1 TV

''She is definitely one of the most promising and talented young Jazz artists. Her musicality, the way she interprets, interacts and delivers music messages in combination with her extreme vocal range and unique color makes her unbeatable.'' Athens Jazz Radio.

''Her voice is warm and mellow like an old whiskey and when she reaches those high notes is like a mermaid seducing sailor men...You get lost in her melodies.''  LIFO magazine

http://www.ioannatsagari.com/welcome/
https://www.facebook.com/BlackCottonDoll
 

11pm- The Boobies 
Genre: Rock Indie
For fans of: White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Alabama Shakes, Weezer

Three voices with a lively sound and performance. Rock, punk, indie influenced with a folky sense of story telling. Vocal harmonies and heavy hitting riffs.


www.facebook.com/boobiesmusic


12/31- New Year's Eve
Wasabassco’s Rocking 80’s 
New Wave Eve Party
Tickets on sale now. Click here. $50
Doors at 8pm
Take a trip back to the time of skinny ties, Flock-of-Seagulls hair, eyeliner and John Hughes movies at The Way Station's 4th Annual New Wave Eve party. DJ Pseudo Iguana will be playing the best of the 80's New Wave music to dance in the new year while Wasabassco teases and titillates your senses. We're capping the tickets so you're guaranteed an amazing New Year's Eve party that isn't packed like a subway car at rush hour, surrounded by fabulous people, great music and sexy fun.

Featuring:

Wasabassco performances from 9-midnight and Go-Go from midnight-1am courtesy of Evelyn Vinyl, Nasty Canasta, Penny Wren, Sydni Deveraux, and Mala Morrigan. Hosted by Doc Wasabassco.

Doors: 8pm

Midnight: Countdown with complimentary champagne toast

2am: Early brunch with free bagels and such

Tickets: $50


VIP Tickets: With 2 VIP booths for up to 5 guests. Including complimentary champagne service 9-midnight $350. Sold Out.

2015
THURSDAY 1/1
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
No bands

FRIDAY 1/2
8pm- Big Dog Run
Genre:  Americana
For fans of: The Civil Wars, Mumford and Sons, Jamestown Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Trampled by Turtles

Originally from Colorado, this six piece Americana band has brought a laid back, mile-high attitude to the gritty streets of New York.  With thoughtful, entertaining lyrics, a one of a kind percussion spread, and rocking melodies to keep your foot tapping, Big Dog Run always puts on a show that’s not to be missed. 

“They have such a full and beautiful sound as well as amazing energy on stage.  Truthfully, I haven’t enjoyed a live show this much in a very long time,”  - In the Shed Media, Ltd.

“Big Dog Run’s multi-talented regime is bravely paving a new wave sound of a traditional musical art form.” -  Detoxaholic

www.bigdogrunmusic.com
 

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

Genre: Folk/rock/pop

For fans of: Feist, Regina Spektor, Stevie Nicks, Chrissie Hynde



Simone Stevens is a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn New York. She blends folk with rock and peppers it with pop.





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/


SUNDAY 1/4
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

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 1/5
6pm- Monster Monday Madness
FREE PIZZA!


Paul Ryan Presents and evening of singer songwriters
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TUESDAY 1/6
8pm- Vinny Bunnicelli
Genre: Fingerstyle Guitar-pop/funk/indie
For fans of: Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Tommy Emmanuel, Don Ross

Vinny has performed with a variety of bands ranging from original music, cover bands, and doo-wop groups. Most recently he has been playing as a solo fingerstyle guitarist. Fingerstyle guitar is a unique style of playing that blends fingerpicking with percussion on the body of the guitar. It is often considered a “one man band” approach to music. Vinny’s repertoire includes catchy melodic original pieces along with arrangements of classic pop music such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and the Beatles.

http://1vinnyb.tumblr.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Vin123man


9pm- Sun Thief 
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Fleet Foxes, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Avett Brothers

The dulcet harmonies of Sun Thief have been lauded by many a listener from the far reaches of Crown Heights to the stony rows of Park Slope. Formed in the Spring of 2014, Sun Thief consists of Nathaniel Riehl (vox/guitars), Patrick Cochrane (vox/guitars), and John Matson (vox/drums). All members contribute to the band's catalogue of original music which can be described as folky, sometimes ethereal, and always introspective. The band plans to release their first EP this Spring.

soundcloud.com/nathan-riehl


10pm- Danny Jonokuchi 
Genre: Jazz

Trumpeter, pianist, and composer Danny Jonokuchi has proven to be one of the most unique and dynamic musicians to arrive on the New York jazz scene.

"This 22-year-old bandleader is definitely a sound of this era for all the best reasons."
-Anthony Dean-Harris (Nextbop)

"[Danny Jonokuchi's] band is quite flexible in their delivery of these well crafted arrangements, showing that good jazz doesn’t have to be all improvisation as much as inspiration." -George W. Harris (JazzWeekly)

http://www.dannyjonokuchi.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN7YUbv6mLI


11pm- 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
 

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


9pm- Odell
Genre: Americana/Alt-Country
For fans of:  Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams, Black Keys

Blood-boiling acoustic Americana brought to you by 16 strings, 3 voices, and 4 New York souls.

http://vimeo.com/109102418
http://vimeo.com/101124458


10pm- 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 


11pm- 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


THURSDAY 1/8
8pm- Dan Strauss

9pm- Cameron Orr
Genre: electro-classical indie film
For fans of: Andrew Bird, Sigur Ross, Radiohead, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich

Cameron Orr is a looping artist living in Brooklyn, NY who incorporates his classical and jazz training with electronic elements to create violin- and synth-driven orchestral, cinematic compositions.

cameronorrmusic.com
facebook.com/cameronorrmusic


10pm- Glass Cannons

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
5:30pm- "Strange Past" cast & crew screening. 14 min.
A night out at a bar turns mysterious when a stranger in a fedora calls Meredith by the wrong name—and she admits she's changed her name many times before, reinventing herself each time. Sunny, Violet, Jacosta, Pauline... What’s to keep her from changing again and leaving her friends and fiancé behind? Who's the odd man in the hat and why did he bring a birdcage to a bar? Does the hot bartender really exist? The group fractures, seeking answers to these questions over the course of one surreal night. Directed by Kyle Gilman, written by Maggie Lehrman.

http://www.kylegilman.net/portfolio-item/strange-past/

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

10pm- Ben Clark and the Long Shadows
Genre: Acoustic, rock, folk, jazz, blues
For fans of: Dave Matthews Band, Punch Brothers, Jeff Buckley, Ra Ra Riot, Martin Sexton

Ben Clark is a singer/songwriter from Floyds Knobs Indiana. The new project with THE LONG SHADOWS is a new ensemble currently featuring Clark on vocal and guitar, long time collaborator Nick Rapley on percussion, cellist Kristine Kruta, and guitarist/composer Eli Zoller. The material played is mostly from Clark's newest album TIME AND MILES APART, to be released Spring 2014.

soundcloud.com/benclarkisahustla
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNSGUW2NZ1g&feature=youtube_gdata_player


SUNDAY 1/11
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

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



8pm- Bones Howell

9pm- Marc Delgado of Wounded Knee
Genre: Alt-Rock/Americana/Folk
For fans of: R.E.M/Son Volt/Bob Dylan/Pavement/Grant Lee Buffalo

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

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

10pm- 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 

11pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana/blues music
For fans of: Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash

One man show. True American vocally driven songs. Americana with focused guitar and country blues roots. Original songs only with a respect for lyrical expression.

Soundcloud.com/cancion-1
 


TUESDAY 1/13
7:30pm- Satellite Magazine: Let's Talk About Cities

9pm- Motel Sinclair 
Genre: Americana, alt-country, indie-rock & roll
For fans of: Cowboy Junkies, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin

Motel Sinclair play heartfelt songs of love, betrayal, and redemption; music that is true to the soul and easy on the ear. Band members have played venues as diverse as Pennsylvania country fairs, upstate honky tonks, NYC's hippest clubs, and our finest mental health institutions. It all comes together in an honest rendition of life's ups, downs, and get-back-up-agains.

http://sinclairnyc.bandcamp.com
https://m.facebook.com/motelsinclair?ref=bookmark


10pm- Fada 

11pm-
 

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


9pm- Low Mein 
Genre: INDIE SURF PUNK
For fans of: DICK DALE/ THE CURE/ THE SROKES

4 little boys make nice noise to the people sitting in the crowd. Music that makes your parents proud and your sister’s friend horny, you will be sure to get down.

https://lowmein.bandcamp.com/album/demo


10pm- Elijah Tucker
Genre: Rock/Soul/Folk
For fans of: Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, Philip Phillips

Elijah Tucker writes love-drunk odes to Goddesses of flesh and fantasy; loves Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder in equal measure; plays guitar with his eyes closed and sings with his mouth open. His most recent album, "Saturn" has earned raves from the blogosphere.  One fan, an ex-cop, told him: "when I just need to do some thinking, I put on 'Saturn' and cruise around the city."

“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

"It's a beautiful record."  --Elvis Costello

www.elijahtucker.com/videos


11pm- 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
 

THURSDAY 1/15
8pm- Earth To Aaron
Genre: Alternative, Folk, Bluegrass
For fans of: The Decemberists, The Lumineers, & Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Earth to Aaron is a stripped-down folk/bluegrass duo from Brooklyn, comprised of girl-guy harmonies and acoustic instruments. Their original music is heavily influenced by Good Old War, Paul Simon, The Weepies, and Neil Young giving them a poppy yet peculiar semblance.
 

www.earthtoaaron.com

9pm- The Gray Company 

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- Robot Mommy
Genre: Ambient/Experimental
For fans of:  Broken Social Scene, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Explosions in the Sky

Everybody needs a mother, even robots. Robot Mommy nurtures its audio algorithms into mature machines right before your ears with the care that only a metal matron could muster. Come witness the birth of binary from analog imagination.

https://soundcloud.com/robot_mommy/tracks


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: Wye Oak, Pixies, Nirvana, The Black Keys, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Smart, atmospheric indie rock textured with vintage guitar riffs, fearless drums and an elephant bass backbone.

“Then all manner of crazy shit breaks loose in the most wonderful of almost-crescendo style effects, which makes the listener very pleased they took the time and certainly set this lot apart from the schwag.” - Killing Moon
http://killing-moon.com/2014/07/25/track-of-the-day-darling-din-killing-to-be-bright/

“One moment soft and atmospheric and the next moment a terrifying storm of heartbreak.” - Pancakes and Whiskey
http://pancakesandwhiskey.com/2014/08/11/darling-din-ep-premier/

“A dream soul to pop your heart out!” - Sound Injections
http://soundinjections.net/post/93806655033/new-darling-din-killing-to-be-bright

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


10pm- DiveBombers 
Genre: rock n' country
For fans of: Gram Parsons/Jerry Lee/Faces/Charlie Rich/Waylon

The DiveBombers are a greasy, Brooklyn based trio, seasoned and surly. Combining the sounds of pioneer Rock n Roll, a little Blues & Country, with a big city attitude. Get up and dance, or sit and drink in the corner, it's all gonna work out real nice.


11pm- Sky Captains of Industry
Genre: Spacebilly/Folktronica
For fans of: Old-time rock and roll, science fiction, space, post-apocalyptica

The Sky Captains of Industry came from the future to inform you about the upcoming apocalypse and/or to rock it to rubble.

The Sky Captains of Industry: Are they men? Are they machines? Will they indeed save the rest of your heart?

http://www.skycaptainsofindustry.com/
http://sci-fidelity.bandcamp.com/

  
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 
Genre: Electronic Folk
For fans of: Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Cat Power

Folk-electronic with a string quartet and glitch production, Arielle Vakni's debut release, Facet & Resonance highlights windows of Arielle's sonic world. Sung with an effortless depth of gritty soul, Arielle Vakni's songwriting brings folk-electronic to new depth of fearless storytelling.

“Self-identifying as an ‘experimental’ folk singer, Vakni and her seven member band weave electronic orchestrations through tight acoustic melodies. Her voice is untethered, soulful, and she jumps from chest to heady falsetto with fluid grace. Her vocal dexterity pays homage to the Joni Mitchells and James Taylor's before her. It is clear that there is an audience for Vakni, and the audience wants an encore.” - Benjamin Lindsey, Discovery Magazine

“Amid Berklee’s profusion of talented singer-songwriters, be sure to listen to the uniquely soulful folk-style songs of Arielle Vakni. This Santa Cruz musician is not afraid to play around with form to express her ideas, and her refreshing sounds are worth checking out. “
- Alliz Nicholas, The Berklee Groove

www.ArielleVakniMusic.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 1/18
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

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 1/19
6pm- Monster Monday Madness
Free Pizza


8pm- Emily Barnes
Genre: Contemporary Folk/ Singer-songwriter
For fans of: Norah Jones, Ingrid Michaelson, Paolo Nutini, Brandi Carlile

A standout on the northwest jersey music scene, Barnes writes and sings songs that belie her age. Songs of love found and lost, of hope and disappointment. Armed with an acoustic guitar and an array of imaginative tattoos Emily is no old school folkie but she’s no pop princess either. Instead Emily is true to her intuition, writing from the heart and turning heads with a voice that cuts to the bone. Think early Nora Jones with a funkier fashion sense.

http://www.EmilyBarnesMusic.com
Http://www.facebook.com/EmilyBarnesMusic
 

9pm- Nick Sumner
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Rock
For fans of: Ray Lamontagne, Biffy Clyro, Tom Waits, Jeff Buckley

Nick weaves haunting lyrics and graceful melodies, bringing them to life through emotionally charged performances. Part of what makes his set an experience, more than simply a show, is his ability to take the audience with him to the places that inspire the music. He has been to SXSW and shared the stage with Slash when he fronted a hard-rock trio, but finds no greater fulfillment than to forge a bond between himself and his audience.

www.facebook.com/nicksumnermusic
www.youtube.com/nicksumnermusicnyc
www.twitter.com/nicksumnermusic
www.instagram.com/nicksumnerny
www.reverbnation.com/nicksumnermusic 


10pm- Don Paris Schlotman 


Genre: Downbeat alternative space rock
For fans of:  Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Bill Callahan,

Don Paris Schlotman, the bass player and co-founder of Sky Captains of Industry, is a Brooklyn  musician whose solo recordings span a variety of genres and styles. He was born in a freak accident, the seventh son of a lightning bolt and a mountain lion. He plays the bass like some people fall over, and his artificial left eye can see 4 seconds into the future. Don makes art, plays and writes music, wrestles conundrums, falls down sometimes, and is a cat lady in training. The reports of his wizardry are greatly exaggerated.
 

“This is Don in a Lou Reed meets Johnny Cash mode, with the banjo and reverberating whistling adding to a sense of understated, yet mysteriously present, anarchism. It’s a kind of mix of Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” and “Perfect Day”, with a bluegrass ketchup.” —  Eric Hathaway, Sometime in Long Island City

http://www.schlotman.com


11pm- Joseph West
Genre: Roots/Country/Folk
For fans of: Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons, Leonard Cohen, Steve Earle, Neil Young

Intricate, melancholy, lyircal country/folk.

www.josephwestmusic.com 


TUESDAY 1/20
8pm- Ben R. Mackie
Genre: folk, country, Americana
For fans of: Neil Young, Whiskeytown, Townes Van Zandt, Big Star

Melbourne, Australia songwriter Ben R. Mackie “mixes folk and country inspired sounds with a distinctively Melbournian soul” (Beat Magazine) to create music that is stripped back, delicate but rough-around-the-edges: An outsider’s slant on the Americana genre.
No stranger to the world of live music, Mackie has been performing in bands since he was just a kid, along the way taking out many of Australia’s finest music prizes (including the country’s largest alternative radio station Triple J’s “Top Song” competition). Recording deals followed, as did tours with some of the nation’s finest musical acts.

In late 2013, Mackie (now 26) decided it was time for a change of scenery. Armed with his Hummingbird, harmonica and a deep love for the rich history of American music, he left behind the comforts of his band and city for a new beginning in Brooklyn, New York.

www.benrmackie.com


9pm- Those Sensible Shoes

10pm- GADADU
Genre: Chamber-Pop/Soul

GADADU is a collaboration between five NY-based musicians: Hannah Selin (viola, vocals, composition); Nicki Adams (keys, vocals, composition); Pat Adams (trumpet); Dan Stein (bass); and Moses Eder (drums). With a kaleidoscopic sense of time and texture, GADADU weaves driving rhythms, dynamic shifts and unorthodox song forms into a unique and mesmerizing sound.

www.gadadu.com


11pm-  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.  


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


9pm- Vienna D'Amato Hall 
Genre: folk-rock
For fans of: Ryan Adams, Laura Marling, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant & Allyson Krauss.

Vienna’s music was first inspired by traditional, American Folk songs as well following the lyrical genius of her fellow Canadian, Leonard Cohen.  During the making of her debut album, “It’s What the Dog Saw”, Vienna incorporated electric elements into her sound, resulting in story telling that progresses into a visceral explosion; this can be heard on such tracks as “It’s What the Dog Saw”, “Dear Child”, and “In the Orchard”.

https://soundcloud.com/vienna-damato-hall1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0kkN3h3Vfo
https://www.facebook.com/viennadamatohallmusic
http://www.nimbitmusic.com/viennadamatohall 


10pm- Letters to Nepal
Genre: ambient-pop-indie
For fans of: Bjork, Sigur Ros, Hammock

Letters to Nepal- it's an integration of Russian soul and nature's sounds; sounds of space, which come from the heart of the earth and the universe into everyone's heart.

www.letterstonepal.com
 

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 frontman 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 done 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 excited about being able to walk 2 blocks to his gig at The Way Station.  Valentine is available for private parties, religious ceremonies and also charges a lofty consulting fee in his role as a private consultant.

“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


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
 

9pm- Circadian Clock
Genre: Alt Rock/Metal
For fans of:  Muse, Queen , Guns n Roses, MCR,

Circadian Clock is a five piece rock band from NYC that incorporates a variety of classical, jazz and metal influences in a unique sound. Circadian Clock fuses their individual talents together to create a solid harmonic framework with breath taking melodic breakdowns. Listen closely to "The Dreamer Reborn" to reveal the heartfelt story behind the forth coming concept album to be released summer 2015. Circadian Clock promises to deliver an emotional, action packed performance that will leave your face melted.

“Circadian Clock is a band that’s not afraid to get in your face. Their music is rambunctious and well-crafted. Groovy riffs and intricate rhythms make for a rockin’ song that you can also dance to.” -Matt Storm

“The rock band that is a musical melting pot of music is making waves with their debut album on the way and a new video which changed the dynamics of how independent videos are made.” -Luis Vasquez

 "Circadian Clock throws the best shows, I kissed Mike, I found my new bff, made out with a girl, Good Music Good People"- Danny Wilkes after the Sideshow 10/31/14

www.circadianclock.net
www.facebook.com/circadianclock
Bright side video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ0d4abRF5o


10pm- 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


11pm- Jacknife Sympathy
Genre: Rock/Soul
For fans of: Al Green, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie
 

Vince Parker and Daniel Serrato formed Jacknife Sympathy in October 2012. The pair have formulated their own unique style of Rock, Soul and Blues by blending their Texan and Detroit roots along with a Brooklyn flavor. Shahar Mintz (guitar) and Jordan Scannella (bass) complete the lineup and help bring the original songs to another level. Jacknife Sympathy recorded The Kennel Sessions-EP in 2013.

http://reverbnation.com/jacknifesympathy
https://www.facebook.com/jacknifesympathynyc 
Twitter@JacknifeNyc

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


10pm- Little Lesley and The Bloodshots
Genre: Rockabilly
For fans of:  Wanda Jackson, The Chop Tops, Link Wray,  Elvis Presley, The Living Deads, Hank Williams III

The Bloodshots are up-and-comers that have been taking the neo-Rockabilly scene by storm with their twangy roots sound and high energy live show. Little Lesley, the feisty blond bombshell on standup bass and lead vocals, brings it every time with a voice that's a mind-blowing mix of Wanda Jackson and Patsy Cline, and jaw-dropping bass moves.

http://thebloodshots.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/thebloodshotsnyc


SUNDAY 1/25
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

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 1/26
6pm- Monster Monday Madness
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 organization's history, mission and creative public programming.  

The Invisible Dog Art Center, Risa Shoup, Associate Director 

JACK, Alec Duffy, Artistic Director
Alec Duffy is the founder and Artistic Director of JACK, and of the theater company, Hoi Polloi, founded in 2007.  Recent theater work includes Our Planet (Japan Society, 2013), Beckett Solos (JACK, 2013),Baal (JACK, July 2012) Three Pianos (as creator/performer), produced at New York Theater Workshop and at American Repertory Theatre in 2010-12, All Hands, The less we talk and Dysphoria (Ontological Theater) and The Top Ten People of the Millennium Sing Their Favorite Schubert Lieder. In 2010, he directed the revival of Murder in the Cathedral at the Church of St. Joseph in Brooklyn. Awards and honors include OBIE Award (Three Pianos) and the Drama League Directing Fellowship. B.A. in Drama/German Studies, Duke University; Certificate in Theater, Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris, France.
www.jackny.org
www.facebook.com/jacknewyork
Twitter: @jackartsny 

Billie Holiday Theatre, Kelley Girod, Producing Director

Entering its 43rd Season, The Billie Holiday Theatre continues to support new work by playwrights of the African diaspora with stories that resonate universally.  The second half of our season will feature a play by our Artistic Director, Jackie Alexander, "Brothers from the Bottom" starring Wendall Pierce(The Wire, Ray Donovan), which centers on the subject of gentrification, an issue that is close to the Bed-Stuy community where we are housed.  We look forward to discussing this work, our community, and sharing this production with you.

http://thebillieholiday.org/

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- 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- James Margolis
Genre: Soul music
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Glasper

I'm a rabid fan of music like jazz and blues and folk and funk and soul and anything that sounds good. And thus, I interpret my perception of all of the history of sound and music and the current vibes I'm getting through my guitar (and voice) to you. A singer as well as a songwriter, I guess you could call me a...singer/songwriter? Or something.


“James Margolis is a unique musician. He is a guitarist, a composer, and a multi-instrumentalist. After moving to NYC, he has played shows at venues like: The Bitter End, Arlene's Grocery..."-theloaferonline.com

Www.jamesmargolis.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud.com/amanagerjams
Youtube.com/shizot
 

TUESDAY 1/27
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- Doll Magdalene
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Mumford And Sons (if the sons were daughters), June Carter and Dolly Parton meet Thelma and Louise.

We are Doll Magdalene. A folk/rock/pop fusion band. Formed out of the love of country music. Our songs are a litany of dark humor, ghost stories, and creepy tales of the west.

“Doll Magdalene’s haunting sound and chilling lyrical story telling gave me the best nightmares I’ve had in years” -Gene Getman, Jizzaball.com
          
“The beautifully sinister harmonies coupled with a honkytonk twang gives Doll Magdalene the feel of a haunted hootenanny.” -Roanoke-Chowan Herald

www.dollmagdalene.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gci2jDwg1ZY&list=UU2KVNgAhYmqWuv3seqsNJtg 


10pm- The Dragonflies
Genre:  Jazz/Pop/World/Indie
For fans of:  Regina Spektor, Feist, Kat Edmonson, Bon Iver, Ingrid Michaelson

The Dragonflies is a new women-fronted band with sensuous melodies, unexpected lyrics, and a sophisticated international flavor. Vlada’s slightly breathy and breath-taking vocals and Sana’s exquisite violin improvisations will make your head turn 360 degrees. They speak the languages of jazz, pop, and folk music from around the world with equal ease. Their renditions of ballades de torches francais will make you remember words you’ve never known — ou-la-la! — while their catchy and driven originals can become the background music in your mind.

www.facebook.com/vlada.music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuV2-aYIv4A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMVQ92eqvXs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZJ1lIMXT78 


11pm- Doolittle Family

WEDNESDAY 1/28
8pm- Robinson Treacher

9pm- Zuni Mountain Boys
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- 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- Tanbark 

THURSDAY 1/29
8pm- Daniel Rylander
Genre: Acoustic/Alternative/Indie/Folk Rock
For fans of: City & Colour, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Ben Folds, Relient K, This Wild Life.

Rockin’ smooth tunes with catchy licks that are sure to get stuck in your head. A nice blend of new and old themes with lyrics that come straight from the heart, mind, and soul. Hopelessly romantic with everything to prove, offering a new take on an age-old theme which is seemingly timeless. A refreshingly new but familiar sound which captivates listeners both young and old. A little musical something that everyone can relate to and take with them that will put a smile on their face.

“[Daniel] Rylander, a drummer by trade who taught himself piano, guitar and a few other instruments, packs the album’s [Strawberry Skyline] 13 tracks with his high emotionally charged tenor to keening melodies that recall other singer/songwriters such as Ben Folds and ’90s emo-kings Dashboard Confessional.
 

Love seems to be the overriding theme of the 63-minute work, be it abusive, forlorn, lost, brand new or all consuming. Rylander’s got a lot to say about relationships both interpersonal and familial.”
  
“[Daniel] Rylander’s musical talent, his way with a sing-songy melody and the cool instrumental touches that beef up his arrangements should garner him some attention and fans.”

    -- Above quotes taken from Malcolm X Abram’s review of Strawberry Skyline in the Akron Beacon     Journal on Oct. 4, 2013.

“My favorite act of the night came next. Daniel Rylander is a singer/songwriter from Akron, Ohio who released his debut album [Strawberry Skyline] last September and it is nice. I’ve listened to it at least 5 times since Friday night. I even had it playing while I was at work and every person that came into the room commented on how good it was.
[Daniel] Rylander touches on a wide variety of genres from indie rock to country and blues. It’s hard not to find at least one song that you like. Plus his voice is amazing. It’s fresh, young, and a bit soulful.”

    --Taken from Tea Time with the Mad Artist : blog by Akron-area blogger and photographer, Bronlynn     Thurman on Jan. 19, 2014.

http://www.danielrylander.com/

Music links:
http://danielrylander.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/daniel-rylander

Video Links:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl9XIVqsshMdn93qKwshr8g
http://vimeo.com/mikehurley/videos



9pm- Kings County Ramblers 
Genre: bluegrass, rag time, Americana



Bluegrass in Brooklyn! It's a wonderful thing and the Ramblers are helping to keep the tradition moving forward. We're a scrappy group of pickers emerging on the Brooklyn scene. Playing a great style of music that brings together bluegrass, rag time, Americana and improvisational jamming. Everything from fast paced cookin’ with gas to slow eerie old timey numbers. The way music is supposed to be. A good time celebration with organic instruments; banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar and Bob the upright bass. Y'all should come!

Commercial:

KINGS COUNTY RAMBLERS 45 SEC SPOT

  

One I Love (M. Wyatt)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idSiblwC58w (Preview)



Avery (E. Hultman)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjPcuPDoQDA (Preview)



Don’t Trouble Me (E. Hultman)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLzRf7ILdXs (Preview

10pm- 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




11pm- We're Ghosts Now



FRIDAY 1/30
8pm- 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.  His latest self-produced album, The End of the Year (November 2012), has received critical acclaim.  On stage he typically performs as a solo act, presenting an intimate and inspiring musical experience.  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
 

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-  Jazz Thieves
Genre: Jazz/Rock
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Sufjan Stevens, Bjork

The Jazz Thieves are a group of jazz musicians from Brooklyn, NY.  Their music "steals" elements from other different styles of music and brings them to jazz.  Like true thieves, they improvise while sticking to a plan, and rely on a "certain set of skills" to help them make music. The band features the dynamic vocalist Matt Robbins, in addition to Ayumi Ishito on sax, Garrett Manley on guitar, Carter Bales on drums, and John Gray, the leader of The Jazz Thieves, on bass.

www.jazzthieves.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/johngray17


9pm- 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  


SUNDAY 2/1
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

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 2/2 
Paul Ryan Presents an evening of singer songwriters

TUESDAY 2/3
8pm- Shannon Pelcher
Genre: Folky Jazz
For fans of:  List bands that you sound like or if you like this band than they would like you – Brandi Carlile, M. Ward, Nora Jones.

With nods to Tin Pan Alley, 1960s folk and experimental acoustic, Shannon Pelcher has one foot dipped in the jazz world and the other planted in singer/songwriter storytelling traditions. Her dreamlike lyrics and lilting vocals are backed by elegantly deft guitar playing, and her sound is both vintage and contemporary, influenced as much by John Coltrane as it is by PJ Harvey.

“She’s very eclectic, has a great sense of melody and sings in an unaffectedly clear, nuanced soprano.” http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/shannonjessi/

http://shannonpelcher.com/
 


9pm- 

10pm- Cigarettes After Sex
Genre: Dream Pop
For fans of:  Cocteau Twins, Red House Painters, Julee Cruise

Cigarettes After Sex was founded by Gregory Gonzalez in El Paso, TX. Initially created in 2008 the group has included a number of different members/collaborators since its inception. Released in late 2012, their latest EP, recorded in a stairway over the course of a night, draws upon the influences of the Trinity Session, Julee Cruise, Red House Painters & Cocteau Twins.

cigarettesaftersex.com



11pm- Stereo Intercourse
 

WEDNESDAY 2/4
8pm- Daniel Stampfel and Friends
 
9pm- Bud Collins Trio 

10pm- 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, LTLTdelivers 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
 

11pm-

FRIDAY 2/6
8pm- Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!

9pm- Mappa Mundi 

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

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

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

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

www.doubledownmusic.com


SATURDAY 2/7
8pm- Hamin Reed 
Genre: Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Tool

Hamin Reed [hay min reid] conveys love & hate, dark & light, everything between & everything outside, and what it means to the human psyche. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1984, he has been performing regularly solo or with different musicians from all over the world. Currently based in New York City.

"An acoustic artist who challenges the notions of wood, strings, and sentiment . . . Just as much a slap in the face of your "folky" values as it is an embrace of humanity song, craft, and experiment." -- Jason Medina (Producer/Promoter, Transient Authority)

"Jeff Andrade's musical project Hamin Reed goes unparalleled in its diversity of sound and talent. His voice is warm and heartbreaking on ballads and he can rock harder than any hardcore musician I've seen. The lyrics are thought provoking and emotionally moving to whimsically entertaining. Hamin Reed crosses a plethora of genres with a facility that does not make their performances seem disjointed. It is to say that whilst traversing through a variety of styles, there exists a continuity that is never lacking. Hamin Reed is an act that defines what more acts in current state should be, talented, creative and entertaining." -- Daniel Ouellette (Performance Artist, Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin)

"Get inside the head and heart of one of the most evoking songwriters I have ever encountered. Genius insight to the world and who we are in it. I've been everywhere from Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to The Bitter End in NYC listening to hundreds of songwriters and none have been quite as prodigious as Jeff. He has inspired and ignited me as both a listener and a producer-songwriter. He has been an exquisite new addition to my ipod as well as an amazing addition to my life as a friend. Check him out. You will not regret it." -- Nicole Berkowitz (Producer-songwriter, The Willow Tree)

haminreed.com


9pm- 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  


MONDAY 2/9
8pm- Robin Irene Moss
Genre: singer/songwriter
For fans of:  Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Ella Fitzgerald

Robin Irene is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter. She writes and sings honest, passionate, sometimes sassy songs from the heart. Inspired by classic jazz, Motown, folk, and contemporary singer/songwriters, she has a unique sound. Her upcoming EP is titled, “I Like You”.

RobinIreneMoss.com
Soundcloud.com/robin-irene-moss
Youtube.com/robinirenemossmusic
Facebook.com/robinirenemoss
 

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- Graz

TUESDAY 2/10
9pm- Amandla Turner 
Genre: Rock/Folk
For Fans Of: Sara Bareilles, Avril Lavigne, Kt Tunstall, Norah Jones, Ingrid Michaelson

Singer/Songwriter from Brooklyn NY. The music embodies Rock and Folk influenced by Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer and James Taylor.

AmandlaTurner.com
 
WEDNESDAY 2/11
8pm- Rivky Grossman

9pm- David Luther

10pm- The Loneliers 
Genre: Punk/twee/indie
For fans of: The Ramones and Sex Pistols  

We're Fast. We're Sweet.We're tough. We're Punk.  

Theloneliers.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzJmCe9hjwg
reverbnation.com/theloneliers 


THURSDAY 2/12
10pm- Three Pints Shy
Genre: Irish Rock Band
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Three-Pints-Shy/28211954151


11pm- Dream Boss
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Dirty Projectors, Stereolab, American Analog Set, Talk Talk, Real Estate

DREAM BOSS is a promising, consonant four-piece band based in New York. Armed with three-part vocal harmonies, electric swells, and non-traditional rhythms, DREAM BOSS draws influence from all music that has ever come before it order to echo-locate the elusive emotional core of human experience. Will they find it?
 

“Flanked by dueling guitar lines dialed in from a lost Cap’n Jazz track, “Memorize” only gets odder once the baritone vocals emerge and force the Edwyn Collins comparison. But the melody on “Memorize” is dreamier than anything Collins did during Orange Juice’s prime; less breathless than “Rip It Up” and more self-assured than “Falling and Laughing,” this is a stylishly cocky slice of indie pop. “ –OVRLD.com, in reference to previous EP

http://critterbahn.bandcamp.com/track/memorize
(EP from of our previous project, recorded in Austin TX)
 

FRIDAY 2/13
8pm- 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


9pm- Trio du Monde
 

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

Tim Haufe is a songwriter and musician who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY.  His music is volatile, desperate, beautiful, dynamic, and full of hope.  His fifth self-produced album, The End of the Year (November 2012), has received critical acclaim.  Although Haufe typically performs as a solo act, the Tim Haufe Trio presents his music in an expanded and exciting form, recalling the full band arrangements present throughout his studio work.  Haufe currently lives in New York, where he is striving to establish for his music the grand reputation that it deserves.


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

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


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- Joey Verskotzi
Genre: Indie/Acoustic/Rock
For fans of: Ryan Adams, Elliot Smith, Wilco

Indie rock & acoustic folk that centers around an appreciation for a great melody.

“Joey Verskotzi’s Lemon Heart is not a windows-rolled-down summer jam. It is the record you want to put on at sunrise, when everything is quiet and you're sneaking a cigarette.” - Kansas City Pitch

"Joey Verskotzi is an old-school singer-songwriter, that beautifully dying breed of chrysalis that used to dominate the rock universe.. his debut record Lemon Heart is a magnificent example of the form.. powerpop..chamber-pop (the love of nifty arrangements and perfect harmonies), indie-pop.. perfect melodies & terrific singing all the way through,"- l'etoile Magazine !!

www.joeyverskotzi.com
www.verskotzi.bandcamp.com
www.twitter.com/joeyverskotzi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y22TD-kDUo
 

MONDAY 2/16
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- Collin Couvillion 

10pm- Adrienne Tooley

TUESDAY 2/17- Mardi Gras
8pm- 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
 

9pm- The Nevermind Orchestra
Genre: Brass Band & Grunge
For fans of:  Nirvana, Bonerama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band

The Nevermind Orchestra is the world’s only Nirvana brass band. We use the raw power of a New Orleans-style brass band to reinterpret the raw power of Nirvana. You won’t just hear power chords and rock beats (though you will), you won’t just hear traditional second line grooves (though you will), and you won’t just hear beautiful brass chorale arrangements (though, guess what, you will!). You will hear Nirvana in a way you’ve never heard before, and we guarantee you it will excite you just as much as Kurt, Dave, and Krist did back in the day.

“There's no shortage of Nirvana cover bands floating around but none are quite like the Nevermind Orchestra. Come as you are, and see what happens when Seattle grunge meets the New Orleans brass-band tradition.” — Derek Schwartz, Time Out New York

“If you have “mosh while someone plays a tuba” on your bucket list, this is the place to be.” -- David Colon, Brokelyn

http://www.thenevermindorchestra.com (website)
http://www.reverbnation.com/thenevermindorchestra (audio, video, press)
http://www.youtube.com/user/NevermindOrchestra (video)
http://www.facebook.com/TheNevermindOrchestra (Facebook)



11pm- TBD
 

WEDNESDAY 2/18
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)

“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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGUq8HIn1NY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAQlcVDOS9Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRpU1Wlrl5M
 

9pm- Daphne Lee Martin

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 


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

11pm- Mr. Kincaid 
Genre: Alt Guitar Rock
For fans of:  Guadalcanal Diary, Replacements, Buzzcocks, Pixies, Early REM, Hudu Gurus, Soul Assylum

Mr. Kincaid was born out of the visceral remains of the Brooklyn alternative rock scene. Made up of four veterans of the Brooklyn scene, Mr. Kincaid has created a miasma of crunchy, angry, cranky, happy and sometimes down right hilarious sounds. Some call it music, others call it a revelation, a tete-a-tete with the rock and roll Gods (these people are usually on some kind of prescription medication for a rare bi-polar disorders). Call it what you like, It won’t come when you call it anyway. In keeping with their inspiration, they say “We’re Havin’ a ball and just getting it all together.”  Cryptic? Possibly. Arcane most definitely, it’s what they live for.

http://www.misterkincaid.com/


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

7pm- Ben R. Mackie
Genre: folk, country, Americana
For fans of: Neil Young, Whiskeytown, Townes Van Zandt, Big Star

Melbourne, Australia songwriter Ben R. Mackie “mixes folk and country inspired sounds with a distinctively Melbournian soul” (Beat Magazine) to create music that is stripped back, delicate but rough-around-the-edges: An outsider’s slant on the Americana genre.
No stranger to the world of live music, Mackie has been performing in bands since he was just a kid, along the way taking out many of Australia’s finest music prizes (including the country’s largest alternative radio station Triple J’s “Top Song” competition). Recording deals followed, as did tours with some of the nation’s finest musical acts.

In late 2013, Mackie (now 26) decided it was time for a change of scenery. Armed with his Hummingbird, harmonica and a deep love for the rich history of American music, he left behind the comforts of his band and city for a new beginning in Brooklyn, New York.

www.benrmackie.com

  
8pm- City Walls Autumn Falls
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, Ryan Adams

Led by brothers Anthony and David Gill, City Walls Autumn Falls represents a fresh force in the Folk music world. Together they write the kind of songs that take residence in the head and heart, mixing raw emotion with powerful, almost Viking-like guitar playing. Valhalla meets Big Pink.


From their earliest days, Anthony and David dedicated themselves to their music, playing and practicing until their fingers bled. After extensive touring in their home country of Australia, they traversed ocean after ocean to make Brooklyn their home. There, they carved out a cult-like following among New York natives and transplants alike.
 

www.citywallsautumnfalls.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nZVW0ffMys
https://soundcloud.com/city-walls-autumn-falls/sheltered-me


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 
5pm- Crimson Pirates
Genre: Folk, shanties, songs of the sea
For fans of: Irish folk music

The Crimson Pirates take Celtic and folk classics and originals, update them, fuel them with percussion and wrap them in five part harmonies. Lately we’ve been obsessed with songs about drinking, dying, love gone horribly wrong and squid. Pirate rule: Everyone sings. Plus, Robin Flanagan plays concertina, Ann Alford mans the mando, Kelly Kilcoyne rocks the six-string uke and Dan O’Driscoll and Don Kilcoyne make things go shaka-shaka-boom. If you know the song, sing along.

www.CrimsonPirates.com 
 

8pm- Goddess Lakshmi
Genre: Indy Rock
For fans of:  Elvis Costello, Squeeze, B-52s, Talking Heads, Rubblebucket, 

Named for the Hindu goddess of abundance The Goddess Lakshmi cut their teeth playing weekly shows at the rough and tumble Paris Blues bar in Harlem. A confluence of diverse influences from blues, blues rock, blue grass and reggae with hints of Jazz and German metal.

"The Goddess Lakshmi is a prime example of the thriving jazz and folk sounds that came together during the Harlem Renaissance with nods to the beatnik cool of the early '60s. Harlem is the birthplace of the band and its honed musical style, most evident in the swinging notes carrying the band’s front-woman Kosi through tracks like, “I Want You For My Man”. The Goddess Lakshmi has harnessed a sound that is all their own and with a wealth of experience upon which to attribute it to...

...The new album, LOVE, is the product of one exhausting, yet rewarding journey complete with ‘cuts, scratches, and cigarette burns’. The recording and mixing process ended with a flow of sound amplified by more textural qualities: close-knit rhythm sections, soul-drenched vocals, and story-lines about love: both wanting and losing it." — Adrienne Bess, JOONBUG  


http://thegoddesslakshmi.bandcamp.com/
http://joonbug.com/national/frequency/The-Goddess-Of-Lakshmi/C8hVDsBfnOP
www.thegoddesslakshmi.org


Photo Credit: Michael Baumann

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- 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- 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  


TUESDAY 2/24
7:45pm- 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 organization's history, mission and creative public programming. 

StoryCorps, Christina Stanton, Door-to-Door Facilitator
StoryCorps is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have shared life stories with family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the LIbrary of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our broadcasts on NPR's Morning Edition and on storycorps.org.

9pm- Tripeg Lobo

It’s 10 days after Valentine’s Day, and the dead of winter in NY…a perfect time for Murderous Love Songs. Nothing but murderous love songs.  Performers do one cover of a murder ballad, and one original ballad using either a story from traditional murder ballad or based on a more contemporary story. 

WEDNESDAY 2/25
4th Aniversary Party

10pm- Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Genre: Rock/Pop/Jazz
For fans of: Banda Magda, Queen, Jamie Cullum, Jessica Hernandez, Frank Sinatra

"Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful" is a collective of 11 musicians from New York City. With the help of the arranger Martin Seiler, this bands' vision is to give Swing Music a new and more 'a la mode' meaning. Influenced by and built on the musical styles of Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra and Roger Cicero, Joe Benjamin brings contemporary music styles and themes of modern life together in an entertaining live show. Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful - America's New Swing!


www.joe-benjamin.com
www.soundcloud.com/joe-benjamin/the-exterminator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu1o5PkAtc


THURSDAY 2/26
8pm-  Kenny Young and the Eggplants
Genre: Intergalactic folk-and-roll
For fans of: Fountains of Wayne, 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

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

www.kennyyoungandtheeggplants.com

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/3149066/
http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music/they-are-immature-perhaps-but-kenny-and-the-eggplants-are-having-far-too-much-fun-to.25053283


9pm- Jim Petrie Band
Genre: Folk/Country Rock, Americana
For fans of:  Gram Parsons, Jackson Browne, Ollabelle, Donna the Buffalo

Great musicianship, melodies you remember, songs you want to dance to, lyrics that say something, hearts that beat. 


www.reverbnation.com/earnestmister 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDy8pU_WHTQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSPO1FYcsU0


10pm- 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
 

FRIDAY 2/27
8pm- Kosi
Genre: jazz
For fans of: Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Tracy Chapman

She's got piercing eyes and a voice that's larger than her body. But, small as she is, she won't fit in a box. She switches styles more quickly than you can follow. First she's jazz, then she's blues, then she's rock, but always powerful. You definitely want to hear this girl sing... if you can handle it.

"Her music is authentic, from the heart, and her voice is blissful to listen to. She is fulfilling the early promise she showed. She has the range and tone of an angel yet the throatiness and devilment of a banshee." -- Sammy Stein [http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/08/28/kosi-pictures-of-us-2014/]

"Can a person be bold and polite? Can their music supersede what traditional blues emanate, and go deeper, with universal appeal? Yeah…Kosi can." -- Pete Carma [http://streetcredmusic.blogspot.com/2014/07/pictures-of-usthe-follow-up-cd-by-kosi.html]

"From jazz to blues to neo-soul: it’s all there, pre-tapped and ready to be heard, but with such freshness of vision that it could be from no other singer. This is Kosi’s strength, a raw yet elegant presentation that explodes with originality…" -- Tyron Grillo [http://ecmreviews.com/2014/04/14/kosi/]

http://kosi-sings.com

 
9pm- Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Genre: Carnatic Jazz
For fans of:  Ravi Shankar, Shakti, Cross-over Jazz

The Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) performs Jazz Carnatica. Rooted in the style of the virtuoso violinist Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Arun brings a fresh approach to the age-old South Indian classical repertoire. The trio’s collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta & and bassist Perry Wortman. The Carnatic canon is remixed in this seamless integration of styles as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy. Arun’s original compositions pay homage to Carnatic rhythmic structures and rich tonalities while expanding the music with a modern jazz backbeat.

 “…a beautiful, exotic, ear-opening listening experience.” (All About Jazz)

“…..a captivating and inspirational listening experience, worthy of the highest recommendation for multicultural music collections.” (Midwest Book Review)

“Ramamurthy joins the successful few who have melded jazz and traditional Indian music” (RootsWorld)

www.arunramamurthy.com
https://soundcloud.com/arunnj25/conception 


10pm- Blue Dahlia

SATURDAY 2/28
8pm- Holler 

9pm- Yeti
Genre: Indie-rock / dream-punk
For fans of:  Sleater-Kinney, The Cranberries, Fugazi

Yeti is bass-driven philosophical dream-punk with cute killer harmonies. This New York-based trio reeks of feral femininity, fermenting in the forgotten woods of Staten Island. Their music fuses Sleater-Kinney sensibilities with The Cranberries’ emotional power. Yeti can be found playing at various venues throughout the New York City area, or in very cold, dark, remote caverns from which few have ever returned.

http://yetimusic.co


10pm- Robin Electric 

TUESDAY 3/3
9pm- 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


WEDNESDAY 3/4
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- The DuPont Brothers
Genre: Indie-Folk
For fans of: M. Ward, Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, Kaki King

This Burlington, Vermont indie-folk duo has hit the ground running since it's formation in March of 2013. In that time, The DuPont Brothers have played over 200 shows, covered 25,000 miles on the road, released a dvd, ep and full length album and were fortunate enough to share the stage with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Sturgill Simpson, Ben Sollee, Langhorne Slim, Howie Day, Gin Wigmore, Family of the Year, Chris Eldridge and Julian Lage, Chris Thomas King, Johnny Swim, The Spring Standards, Pearl and the Beard, The Lone Bellow, Della Mae and John Murry to name a few. The sound is best described as Vermont Made Folk.

“The DuPont Brothers have found their voice, quite literally. In many instances, they blend so well, it's hard to discern who is singing what. And that symmetry manifests in every aspect of the recording.” -Dan Bolles, Seven Days VT

“It’s the essence of what stop-you-in-your-tracks music is suppose to do, which is shake you out of your day-to-day life like an old friend who wants you know everything will be ok, in time, as long as you never forget to believe in the endless possibilities of the cosmos.” -Garret K. Woodward, Smoky Mountain News

http://www.dupontbrothersmusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fMhA4B7Mlc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48aRDY75kFU


10pm- 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 


FRIDAY 3/6
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


9pm- Daniel Ondaro and The Shy Birds
Genre: Samba, Bossa Nova
For fans of: Joao Bosco, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Antonio Carlos Jobim

Daniel Ondaro and The Shy Birds is a group of broadly talented and eclectic musicians playing everything from Samba and Bossa Nova to modern Brazilian styles and original music. Hailing from different parts of the globe, the band came together in Berlin, Germany in early 2013 and since has played in cities all over Germany as well as Prague, Athens, and Istanbul. With the instrumentation of acoustic guitar, voices, and percussion, the group´s duo line up of Daniel Ondaro and Petros Tzekos weaves refined Brazilian music with a serious and silly touch.

“The talent of these guys combined with their carefree and evident joy of playing results in a sparkling music that cheers you up for sure! Through their songs, a new and fresh wind blows from America, Europe and Brazil into audiences hearts."

http://danielondaro.com/theshybirds/  
https://www.youtube.com/user/theshybirds   
http://danielondaro.bandcamp.com/album/daniel-ondaro-the-shy-birds
 

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 3/7
9pm- Viva Vallenato Badass Accordion Band 
Genre: World/Latin
For fans of:  Santana, Rusted Root

Wild Colombian "CUMBIA" Latin rhythms & blazing accordion melodies. SOUNDS LIKE: A High-Intensity Latin Drum-Circle of Happiness!
Authentic Folkloric Sounds of Colombia, South America. Crowds go wild for this music! (even English-speaking folks). As featured on Telemundo 47 NYC TV.

"The accordion is like a happy machine; they start playing and people's spirits lift up. These guys spread joy and happiness!" - Montclair Times

youtube.com/c/VivaVallenato
facebook.com/VivaVallenato 


THURSDAY 3/12
9pm- 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 


FRIDAY 3/13
10pm- Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Genre: Rock/Pop/Jazz
For fans of: Banda Magda, Queen, Jamie Cullum, Jessica Hernandez, Frank Sinatra

"Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful" is a collective of 11 musicians from New York City. With the help of the arranger Martin Seiler, this bands' vision is to give Swing Music a new and more 'a la mode' meaning. Influenced by and built on the musical styles of Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra and Roger Cicero, Joe Benjamin brings contemporary music styles and themes of modern life together in an entertaining live show. Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful - America's New Swing!


www.joe-benjamin.com
www.soundcloud.com/joe-benjamin/the-exterminator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu1o5PkAtc


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


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
 

TUESDAY 3/17- St. Patricks Day
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!  Now entering their 4th year, these 5 rambunctious gents are leaving the Shire and bringing songs of drinking, daring, debauchery, and... something else that starts with D!--to a pub near you!

www.facebook.com/rascalsandroguesnyrf 


9pm- Three Pints Shy
Genre: Irish Rock Band
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Three-Pints-Shy/28211954151


10pm- The Waysties
 
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  

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 


WEDNESDAY 3/25
8pm- Bettina Schelker 

FRIDAY 3/27
9pm- Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Genre: Carnatic Jazz
For fans of: Ravi Shankar, Shakti, Cross-over Jazz

The Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) performs Jazz Carnatica. Rooted in the style of the virtuoso violinist Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Arun brings a fresh approach to the age-old South Indian classical repertoire. The trio’s collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta & and bassist Perry Wortman. The Carnatic canon is remixed in this seamless integration of styles as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy. Arun’s original compositions pay homage to Carnatic rhythmic structures and rich tonalities while expanding the music with a modern jazz backbeat.

 “…a beautiful, exotic, ear-opening listening experience.” (All About Jazz)

“…..a captivating and inspirational listening experience, worthy of the highest recommendation for multicultural music collections.” (Midwest Book Review)

“Ramamurthy joins the successful few who have melded jazz and traditional Indian music” (RootsWorld)

www.arunramamurthy.com
https://soundcloud.com/arunnj25/conception 


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 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/


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


FRIDAY 4/3
9pm- People Skills

10pm- Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Genre: Rock/Pop/Jazz
For fans of: Banda Magda, Queen, Jamie Cullum, Jessica Hernandez, Frank Sinatra

"Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful" is a collective of 11 musicians from New York City. With the help of the arranger Martin Seiler, this bands' vision is to give Swing Music a new and more 'a la mode' meaning. Influenced by and built on the musical styles of Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra and Roger Cicero, Joe Benjamin brings contemporary music styles and themes of modern life together in an entertaining live show. Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful - America's New Swing!


www.joe-benjamin.com
www.soundcloud.com/joe-benjamin/the-exterminator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu1o5PkAtc

FRIDAY 4/10
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 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  

FRIDAY 4/24
9pm- Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Genre: Carnatic Jazz
For fans of:  Ravi Shankar, Shakti, Cross-over Jazz

The Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) performs Jazz Carnatica. Rooted in the style of the virtuoso violinist Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Arun brings a fresh approach to the age-old South Indian classical repertoire. The trio’s collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta & and bassist Perry Wortman. The Carnatic canon is remixed in this seamless integration of styles as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy. Arun’s original compositions pay homage to Carnatic rhythmic structures and rich tonalities while expanding the music with a modern jazz backbeat.

 “…a beautiful, exotic, ear-opening listening experience.” (All About Jazz)

“…..a captivating and inspirational listening experience, worthy of the highest recommendation for multicultural music collections.” (Midwest Book Review)

“Ramamurthy joins the successful few who have melded jazz and traditional Indian music” (RootsWorld)

www.arunramamurthy.com
https://soundcloud.com/arunnj25/conception 


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 4/25
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


WEDNESDAY 4/29 

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

  
TUESDAY 5/5
9pm- Tripeg Lobo

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/


10pm- Holy Sheboygan!

THURSDAY 5/14
9pm- 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 


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 


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  

FRIDAY 5/22
9pm- Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Genre: Carnatic Jazz
For fans of:  Ravi Shankar, Shakti, Cross-over Jazz

The Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) performs Jazz Carnatica. Rooted in the style of the virtuoso violinist Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Arun brings a fresh approach to the age-old South Indian classical repertoire. The trio’s collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta & and bassist Perry Wortman. The Carnatic canon is remixed in this seamless integration of styles as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy. Arun’s original compositions pay homage to Carnatic rhythmic structures and rich tonalities while expanding the music with a modern jazz backbeat.

 “…a beautiful, exotic, ear-opening listening experience.” (All About Jazz)

“…..a captivating and inspirational listening experience, worthy of the highest recommendation for multicultural music collections.” (Midwest Book Review)

“Ramamurthy joins the successful few who have melded jazz and traditional Indian music” (RootsWorld)

www.arunramamurthy.com
https://soundcloud.com/arunnj25/conception


SATURDAY 5/30
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 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  

FRIDAY 6/26
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 6/27
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 7/11
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


SATURDAY 7/25
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 8/22
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


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