Events


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

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


MONDAY 2/8
Monday Movie Madness!!
6:30pm-Cartoons followed by.....
7pm-M3 Broadway Sing-A-Long Month: Mary Poppins!!

Come sing along with us this Monday!!!!

"When Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber), the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews). Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents (David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns)."

FAT TUESDAY 2/9 
Anders' Fat Bdaygras Party

8pm- Sullied Accolades
Genre: Gypsy, Jazz, Folk, Americana, Chamber
For fans of: Andrew Bird, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Devotchka, Gogol Bordelo

A Brooklyn-based string trio that creates an eclectic mix of music that ranges from delicately bowed strings to percussive, sultry, swashbuckling sounds.  The upright bass, guitar, and violin fuse elements of jazz, folk, and gypsy and combine with soulful, guttural singing.


sulliedaccolades.com

9pm- Carte Blanche
Genre: Jazz and world music 
For fans of: Edith Piaf, Buena Vista social Club, Ella Fitzgerald, Pink Martini, Madeleine Peyroux

NYC based 6-piece jazz ensemble Carte Blanche breathes new life into jazz classics from around the world. Effortlessly transitioning from 20's and 30's American Jazz standards to 40's Parisian swing, bossa nova, Cumbia, Russian, Yiddish and Italian selections, the band's dynamic and engaging act is a time capsule filled with vintage international music gems-many of them, rarely heard live. The group also incorporates original compositions, offering a modern twist on the tried and true styles of the 20's, 30's and 40's. 

"Perfectly Vintage Jazz ensembleCarte Blanche matches it's jazzy chops with just right silk and sequins." - Time Out New York 

"Carte Blanche lays down clean lively 20's and 30's Jazz with frequent foray into international territory. Edith Piaf and Latin American tunes from the same era pop up often on it's setlist."- NY Magazine

www.carteblanchejazzband.com
https://www.instagram.com/carteblancheband/
www.facebook.com/carteblanchejazzband

10pm- Smith & 9th Ward
Genre: New Orleans Blues/Funk/Jazz
For fans of: New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Funk and Brass Band music

SMITH & 9th WARD is a combo in the New Orleans, funky and soulful tradition.  We channel the likes of Dr. John, James Booker, Allen Toussaint and Professor Longhair to bring you New Orleans grooves with a Brooklyn attitude.  We consist of members of the OUTER BOROUGH BRASS BAND and we love playing funky NOLA tunes, traditional jazz standards and low-down blues. SMITH & 9th WARD: New Orleans grooves with a Brooklyn attitude. 

“Leyton-Brown’s physical stance at the keyboard comes closer to Joe Strummer than Dr. John, but she’s got skills that would make Mac Rebenack grin that trademark grin. Allison injected some old school stride into “Don’t Think Twice,” and her vocals on Crescent City classics like “Big Chief” and “Mardi Gras in New Orleans” were right on point. But it’s the little differences she brings that make her a not-so-secret weapon, like the Fender Rhodes sound she brought to the funky Scatassa original “BQEeze,” or the sizzling Clavinet vibe she conjured up toward the end of the second set that was straight out of Billy Preston’s “Outa Space.” Maybe the traditionalists might freak, but it’s a Brooklyn thing! They wouldn’t understand!” – J Hunter “Nippertown”

“After the bass drummer unexpectedly decided to lead a secondline into the bar room, which freaked out most of the people there, they came back in and kicked things up another notch. By this point, those of us who were dancing stopped caring about what the room full of lazy people thought, and we got up and got down in front of the band on a rousing finale.” – a fan

http://smithand9thward.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ams4STP1-0g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ofQyQW1EDA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLdEeWfHkbM#action=share

WEDNESDAY 2/10
8pm- Michael J. Morgan
Genre: Indie, Folk, Pop
For fans of: Good Old War, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons

Michael J. Morgan is a singer-songwriter obsessed with harmonies. His lyrics are honest. His melodies sound like honey and cigarettes.

https://michaeljmorgan.bandcamp.com/album/bloom
https://www.facebook.com/michaeljmorganmusic

9pm- Marine Futin
Genre: Folk, Jazz
For fans of: Jazzy Singer Songwriting

Based in Brooklyn, French singer-songwriter Marine Futin's palette is the energy of the city. Her fusion of jazz and blues seamlessly mixes with folk influences. Surrounded by some of New York's leading young musicians, she has defined her own style with her melodic compositions and is always searching for new sounds. 


www.marine.futin.fr

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

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

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

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

11pm- The Messy Beds
Genre: Progressive Folk
For fans of: Dando Shaft, The Lumineers, The Decemberists, DMB, Tallest Man on Earth

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

facebook.com/themessybeds
themessybeds.bandcamp.com

THURSDAY 2/11

Wasabassco presents:
2 DESKS
with Nasty Canasta and Sapphire Jones


An alternative to the late-night TV sausagefest, 2 DESKS is a live striptease talk show hosted by ecdysiast bon vivants Nasty Canasta and Sapphire Jones. From the stage of Brooklyn's historic Way Station theater, Nasty and Sapphire present the naked and the interesting - artists, comedians, burlesque dancers, and the generally fascinating - requiring only that all their guests take their pants off, and be devastatingly witty and intelligent while they do it.

Guests for the first episode include Chris Harder, Hazel Honeysuckle and Matthew Holtzclaw, with bandleader Wae Messed.

2 Desks. No Suits.

7:30 doors. Show at 8:00
$20 advance-sale guaranteed seating (limited to 30)
$15 GA at the door (mixed bar seating and standing)

The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

FRIDAY 2/12
8pm- The Sleeping Tongues
Genre: Indie/Post-Punk/Folk/Pop
For fans of: The Clash, The Killers, The Cure, New Order, The Jam, Interpol

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

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

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

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

"New & Noteworthy Alternative" - iTunes

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

http://www.shayferjames.com

10pm- Empire Beats
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Rock/Roll&Soul, Real Music
For fans of: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Alabama Shakes, The Shirelles

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

empirebeatsnyc.com 
https://vimeo.com/128510306 
https://www.reverbnation.com/empirebeats

SATURDAY 2/13
8pm- Maya Sharpe
Genre: Folk, Soul, Jazz 
For fans of: Erykah Badu and Amel Larrieux  

Indie jazz with undertones of folksy soul.  Combining layers of complex melody lines and image-inducing lyrics, it moves fluidly in-between genres. 

“She has a light, country-tinged, voice with an attractive fragility to it: her voice and Handy's soprano sax form an affecting combination.” - All About Jazz  


www.mayasharpe.com 

9pm- James Labrosse Collective
Genre: Flamenco-Jazz

For fans of: Paco de Lucia, Vicente Amigo

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

JamesLabrosse.com
youtube.com/c/JamesLabrosse
facebook.com/jameslabrossemusic
twitter.com/JamesLabrosse

10pm- Gentleman Brawlers
Genre: Afropop 
For fans of: TuNeYaRdS & Stereolab

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

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

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

11pm- Shareef Keyes & The Groove
Genre: Funk
For fans of: Thundercat, Janelle Monae, J Cole

Keyes' upcoming LP Cooking Something features a new sonic climate curated by Shareef Keyes and his older brother Glo. Similar to their work on the Electronic Fox EP, the sibling duo spent countless hours at their private family-owned studio in midtown Manhattan honing a new sound that mixes Motown and jazz-funk fused with a hard hip-hop undertone. The crooner hand-selected a team of NYC's finest instrumentalists and formed The Groove, a band of former students from Berklee College of Music and The Juilliard School, giving the Keyes brothers the ability to orchestrate live performance influenced, sample-free music.

“The multi-dimensional artist has developed his own sound that fuses P funk, hard hip-hop drums and melodic jazz chords. With his music, Shareef Keyes intends on using sonically pleasing songs to spread meaningful messages to consumers, hoping each and every listener learns and is inspired from the audio experience.” - The Source

www.shareefkeyes.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asp0qEAxmf4
http://www.youtube.com/v/l7PUFffJYqA

TUESDAY 2/16
7-9pm Sex On Tap: Coupling (A Valentine's Day Special)  

Looking for a new date? Tired of swiping left? Think love stinks? Romance is in the air - discover the most direct, the most surprising, and the most uncommon ways creatures pair off on our planet. You might even come up with few new tactics for yourself!    

10pm- Brother Jim
Genre: Americana
For fans of: John Hiatt, John Prine and Hayes Carll 


Americana and Roots songwriter Jim Greene brings his band, Brother Jim, to The Way Station. Sure to be a rockin' set!

11pm- Juan M Soria
Genre: Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 
For fans of: Dave Matthews, The Beatles, Soda Stereo and Gustavo Cerati

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

www.juanmsoria.com

WEDNESDAY 2/17
8pm- TBD

9pm- TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reverbnation.com/travelersmusic

THURSDAY 2/18
8pm- Kenny Young & the Eggplants
Genre: Intergalactic Folk-and-Roll
For fans of: Fountains of Wayne. Honestly, the Eggplants don’t sound all that much like anyone in particular, but DJs frequently play us alongside other musicians with oddball lyrics and catchy tunes, including They Might Be Giants, Warren Zevon, The Kinks, Robyn Hitchcock, the Ramones, the Flaming Lips, Devo, the B-52s, Jonathan Richman, Violent Femmes, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, and Life in a Blender. (But we really don’t sound like any of them … and some people think Kenny sounds like Tom Petty!)

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

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

"Gentle insanity with irresistible tunes" -- The Herald

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

“A wonderful weird band” - The Scotsman

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

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

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

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

"Aubergenius!" - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.cancionsito.bandcamp.com

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an8-GEifees&index=2&list=PLtOEX_
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulUSaTw-Ul8&index=5&list=PLtOEX_
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11pm- Viva
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Chryssie Hynde, Jimi Hendrix

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

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

www.electricviva.com

SATURDAY 2/20
3:30pm- Special Invite Only screening of www.anaandanthonyfilm.com
Please visit here to attend.
Featuring special guests Bandits on the Run and Moondrunk


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

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

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

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

For press, pictures, latest videos and concerts, please, checkwww.marsalaband.net 

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

9pm- Eric Vitoff
Genre: looping/acoustic/house/dance
For fans of: Daft Punk, James Blake, Reggie Watts, John Mayer, Bag Raiders

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

www.ericvitoff.com/songs
www.soundcloud.com/ericvitoff

www.youtube.com/evsweep

10pm- Bagdad BrooK & the Element
Genre: "Element Music"

A wide based fusion of Soul, Jazz, Groove, Funk played by an array of different musicians. Laced with skillful MC'ing to compliment the arrangements.

Live Performance Snippets:
https://www.facebook.com/baghdad.brook/videos/10205520301030213/?theater
https://www.facebook.com/baghdad.brook/videos/10205516952786509/?theater

Official Visuals for "Humans Being" by (co director) Baghdad BrooK 
(Dir. By Maurice Keyes): 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-5vstvwhro

"Pardon My PROcrastination" EP by Baghdad BrooK:
http://www.audiomack.com/album/baghdadbrook/pardon-my-procrastination-ep

11pm- Joint Effort
Genre: Hip Hop Fusion
For fans of: The Roots, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Soulive, Black Star

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

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

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

TUESDAY 2/23
8pm- Andrew Kirell
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Alt-Country
For fans of: The Walkmen, Bruce Springsteen, Townes Van Zandt

Andrew Kirell is a Brooklyn-based songwriter whose music sounds like 2016 going on 1966. Nostalgic, melancholic, and cathartic—like a sip of rock 'n' roll at a rowdy whiskey bar.

"Like an alt-country Ian Curtis" - The Stag Blog

andrewkirell.bandcamp.com

twitter.com/andrewkirell

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

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

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

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

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

10pm- Moondrunk
Genre:  Indie Singer/Songwriter
For fans of:  The XX, Ben Harper, First Aid Kit

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

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


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

11pm- Michael Drabik
Genre: Blues/Soul 
For fans of: John Mayer, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix Guitar music with pop influences 

michaeldrabik.com

https://michaeldrabik.bandcamp.com/ 

WEDNESDAY 2/24
The Way Station turns 5!  Come Celebrate our 5th anniversary!

9pm- Double Down
Genre: Swing/Rock/Pop
For fans of: Frank Sinatra, Brian Setzer, Michael Buble, Chicago

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

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

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


www.doubledownmusic.com

THURSDAY 2/25
8pm- SALT
Genre: Minor Jazz
For fans of: Francoise Hardy, Hot Club de Norvege, and Marlene Dietrich

Listening to SALT, you can close your eyes and be transported to a dimly lit cafe in Europe. Tone croons in french and her native norwegian, and mixes in a few american standards with her own original songs. The trio is complete with the soulful gypsy-jazz violinist, Kensuke Shoji, and the sultry bass player, Michael Gam.

9pm- Three Pints Shy

Genre: Irish Rock
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2



10pm- Joe Young
Genre: Folk + Classical
For fans of: Gabriel Kahane, The Lone Bellows, Punch Brothers

You’ll hear harmonies, classical music elements, and acoustic sound. “Truthiness” without pretentiousness. 


musicjoeyoung.bandcamp.com

11pm- Trouble With Kittens

FRIDAY 2/26
8pm- August West
Genre: Grateful Dead tribute

Weekly acoustic music gatherings at guitarist Rip Westmoreland's house usually focused on bluegrass and the great American songbook.  After five years of the Thursday night acoustic sessions, the thought of plugging in some amps took off.  "Next thing you know we had something real.  We'd been playing together; so we had the foundation, trust, vocal blend, musical respect and awareness of space that a band needs. Plus we were friends, so it was fun and easy to relate it to these tunes..."


https://soundcloud.com/august-west-band

10pm- The Institute of Flyer Learning
Genre: Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul, Electronic
For fans of: Little Dragon, Janelle Monae, Theophilus London, Outkast, The Flaming Lips

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

www.flyerlearning.com
soundcloud.com/flyerlearning

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

11pm- Damian Quinones
Genre: Rock and Roll
For fans of: Funkadelic, WAR, Os Mutantes, Bood, Sweat, and Tears, Willie Colon, Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Akin to a mix tape made from his uncle's old vinyl collection, Damian Quiñones is sonically funky, expansive and colorful. Quiñones songwriting is a heady stew of 60's rock and roll, Nuyorican funk, with a nice helping of Tropicalia, and Afro-Caribbean sounds to boot.

"Damian Quiñones y Su Conjunto’s new album Gumball Ma-Jumbo - streaming in its entirety online - is a masterpiece of tunesmithing, an intricate mix of oldschool late 60s style psychedelic soul, rock and pop spiced with salsa, luscious horn charts, bubbling keys and nasty guitars." - Lucid Culture

http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/tag/damian-quinones-gumball-ma-jumbo-review/
http://damianquinones.bandcamp.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw5UVSkxVbc&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I9Dee5_c5s

SATURDAY 2/27
8pm- Fingers DelRay
Genre: Blues, Boogie Woogie
For fans of: BB King, Mose Allison

Toby "Fingers" DelRey developed his hot stylings while a lad at the St. Ignatius Orphanage for Wayward Sinners. Sister Serenity, a crusty old nun with a musical bent, sensed the child's prodigious talent and, taking him under her wing, tutelaged him with a combination of Jelly Roll Morton, Johann Sebastian Bach and a strict regimen of dowsing the keyboard of the rectory piano -- a 1911 Flambe-Carbone upright -- with a solution of molasses and 190 proof corn liquor, setting it ablaze with the cherry of her White Owl and forcing the young genius to extinguish the flames with his speedy scales. 
As Finger's remarked recently in a rare moment of verbal lucidity: "The blues is in my blood, the stride is in my soul and the fire is in my heart."

"Thanks a lot for sending me your album. I've been playing it on my show...lot's of good tracks!" - Norman Davis "Midnight Flyer" syndicated radio host (streamed from KYOU San Francisco, CA)
"One of the best piano players of the last ten years in the blues self release scene.......Fine style, great musical taste!" - Simone Bargelli (dj for "Rock n Blues Today", Italy)

Soul Bag (France-Le Magazine Francais du blues et de la Soul #198, Avril-Mai-Juin 2010) Toby "Fingers" Del Rey **** 4 stars!( Excellent, un disque sans déchet. Ou presque...)

"Kind of avante-garde blues with a touch of Chico Marx!" - David Bennett Cohen, pianist with Country Joe and the Fish, Elvin Bishop, Hubert Sumlin and Jimmy Vivino

fingersdelrey.com
https://soundcloud.com/rgfh10/sex-thing
https://soundcloud.com/rgfh10/blueschoir-frontdoorwoman-3-31
https://soundcloud.com/rgfh10/money-therapy

http://www.youtube.com/user/FingersDelRey

9pm- The 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

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

TUESDAY 3/1
8pm- Tom Moran
Genre- Singer Songwriter
For fans of- James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams

At 16, Tom Moran walked into a Starbucks and stole a Bob Dylan CD. Later that week he sat in Penn Station with his headphones on and really heard Dylan for the first time. Since that day, songwriting has been Tom's passion and life force. You'll hear influences from country to folk, even to heavy metal. Most of all you'll hear the influence of the great singer songwriters of the 60's and 70's.

“Tom Moran Is The Greatest Songwriter You Have Never Heard Of” - Sparkboom

https://hacsparkboom.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/tom-moran-is-the-greatest-songwriter-you-have-never-heard-of/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maBK9lXjnsI
https://thomasmoranjr.bandcamp.com/

WEDNESDAY 3/2
8pm- Marc Delgado
Genre: Alt-Rock/Americana/Folk
For fans of: R.E.M/Son Volt/Bob Dylan/Pavement/Grant Lee Buffalo

Marc Delgado’s songs are eclectic & 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

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

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

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

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


http://www.talaymusic.com

10pm- Chris J. Connolly
Genre: Alternative/Folk/Rock/Pop
For fans of: Neil Young, Radiohead, James Taylor, Amos Lee

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

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

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

www.chrisjconnolly.com
http://www.diversion-records.com/artist-cjc
https://www.facebook.com/chrisjconnollymusic
https://soundcloud.com/chris-j-connolly

11pm- Shaeera
Genre: Indie Acoustic/Indie Pop

Shaeera is an indie-acoustic singer/songwriter based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She loves to mix her love for rich vocals by incorporating harmonies into her music, influenced by the work of artists such as Imogen Heap or Alt-J. 

“Shaeera Tariq is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, educator, and lover of puns. You can catch her at the Punderdome 3000 or various open mics and venues in the city.” 

www.soundcloud.com/shaeera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oUZ0em-IZE

FRIDAY 3/4
8pm- Treadwell
Genre: Alternative/Experimental
For fans of: Radiohead, Explosions in the Sky, Minus the Bear

An experimental rock project based out of New Haven, CT, Treadwell provides for its listeners a melodic blend of keyboard and intricate guitar, flowing in between smooth vocals, catchy bass lines and edgy drums.

www.facebook.com/treadwellband
www.soundcloud.com/treadwell-ct

9pm- TBD

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

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.


11pm- Mike O'Malley & the Beastie Band
Genre: Screamer-Songwriter.
For fans of: Tom Waits, Glen Hansard, The Decemberists, Fiona Apple

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

WEDNESDAY 3/9  
7-9pm Sex On Tap: Dinosaur Sex 
Do we need to say more? Dinosaurs. Sex. Beer. Be there.         


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

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

http://the-grey-man.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/Thegreyman
        
FRIDAY 3/11
8pm- Choirfly
Genre: A Cappella
For fans of: Pentatonix, Rockapella, Jonathan Coulton, Weird Al

Founded in 2011 by Rachel Rakov, Choirfly shoots for the moon to impress audiences all over NYC by integrating technical skill seamlessly with geek culture references and homage. Their repertoire delights and excites fans of Doctor Who, video games, Firefly, Weird Al, Jonathan Coulton, and Flight of the Conchords. Choirfly also specializes in original song parodies that appeal to the fantasy/sci-fi crowd, as well as creative re-imaginings of old classics. 

“As I watched Choirfly, the nerd-themed group of singers made up of a cast of performers with backgrounds ranging from cosplayers to actors who performed songs referencing everything from movies like Harry Potter to shows like Firefly and Doctor Who, I was enamored by the crowd as they cheered in glee to nostalgic reminders of childhood and geekdom.” - Ashley Wilson, Cosplay Culture

http://choirfly.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyZVxek5Np9_XzzQmGqN8iA/videos


11pm- Shayfer James
Genre: Folk Rock/Noir Pop Singer Songwriter
For fans of: Tom Waits, Danny Elfman, Fiona Apple

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

"New & Noteworthy Alternative" - iTunes

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

http://www.shayferjames.com

SATURDAY 3/12

10pm- Smith & 9th Ward
Genre: New Orleans Blues/Funk/Jazz
For fans of: New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Funk and Brass Band music

SMITH & 9th WARD is a combo in the New Orleans, funky and soulful tradition.  We channel the likes of Dr. John, James Booker, Allen Toussaint and Professor Longhair to bring you New Orleans grooves with a Brooklyn attitude.  We consist of members of the OUTER BOROUGH BRASS BAND and we love playing funky NOLA tunes, traditional jazz standards and low-down blues. SMITH & 9th WARD: New Orleans grooves with a Brooklyn attitude. 

“Leyton-Brown’s physical stance at the keyboard comes closer to Joe Strummer than Dr. John, but she’s got skills that would make Mac Rebenack grin that trademark grin. Allison injected some old school stride into “Don’t Think Twice,” and her vocals on Crescent City classics like “Big Chief” and “Mardi Gras in New Orleans” were right on point. But it’s the little differences she brings that make her a not-so-secret weapon, like the Fender Rhodes sound she brought to the funky Scatassa original “BQEeze,” or the sizzling Clavinet vibe she conjured up toward the end of the second set that was straight out of Billy Preston’s “Outa Space.” Maybe the traditionalists might freak, but it’s a Brooklyn thing! They wouldn’t understand!” – J Hunter “Nippertown”

“After the bass drummer unexpectedly decided to lead a secondline into the bar room, which freaked out most of the people there, they came back in and kicked things up another notch. By this point, those of us who were dancing stopped caring about what the room full of lazy people thought, and we got up and got down in front of the band on a rousing finale.” – a fan

http://smithand9thward.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ams4STP1-0g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ofQyQW1EDA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLdEeWfHkbM#action=share

TUESDAY 3/15
8pm- Tripeg Lobo

10pm- Michael Drabik

Genre: Blues/Soul 
For fans of: John Mayer, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix

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

11pm- Hardworker
Genre: Folk-Rock
For fans of: Patty Griffin, Wilco, John Prine, Alabama Shakes, Neko Case

Songwriter Sus Long has been writing and recording music for a decade, drawing influence from the lyrical dexterity of Patty Griffin, the musical arrangements of Sufjan Stevens, and the vocal originality of artists like Billie Holiday and Freddie Mercury. Long's subject matter is informed by novels and poems, morning news, late-night theology, and the stories of the people around her. Hardworker’s live shows feature bassist Mike Conner’s funk and punk influences, guitarist Danny Nowell’s affinity for rock and classic country, drummer Dave Berka’s jazz upbringing, and singer Alex Treyz’ gospel and choral training. 

“Straightforward tunes that do a good job making fine folk musicianship sound effortless” - misadventuresmag.com

“a folk-rock frolic” - IndyWeek

hardworkerband.com
hardworker.bandcamp.com

FRIDAY 3/18
8pm- Mappa Mundi
Genre: Alt-folk/chamber-pop
For fans of: The Decemberists, Bon Iver, The Lumineers, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Noah and the Whale, Stornoway, Dry the River, Lord Huron

Founded by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Adam Levine, Mappa Mundi blends jangly folk, noisy art-rock, and sweet chamber music into something at once Old World and New. 

“In a word: monumental.” - The Aquarian Weekly

“A sumptuous set of songs… sublime.” - Blurt Magazine

“…new music with depth and relevance…” - Rust Magazine

http://www.mappamundiband.com/
http://mappamundi.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/mappamundi
https://twitter.com/mappamundi

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY 3/19

9pm- Joe Young
Genre: Folk + Classical
For fans of: Gabriel Kahane, The Lone Bellows, Punch Brothers

You’ll hear harmonies, classical music elements, and acoustic sound. “Truthiness” without pretentiousness. 


musicjoeyoung.bandcamp.com

FRIDAY 3/11

9pm- Shayfer James

Genre: Folk Rock/Noir Pop Singer Songwriter
For fans of: Tom Waits, Danny Elfman, Fiona Apple

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

"New & Noteworthy Alternative" - iTunes

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


TUESDAY 3/15
8pm- Tripeg Lobo
Let’s Bury the Hatchet Like the Beatles and the Stones: Music about Musicians

Tripeg Lobo presents 9 local musicians, each of whom will play one cover song about or mentioning another musician, followed by a new original song on this theme.


Artists include: Elisa Flynn, Maharajah Sweets, Neville Elder, Chris Q. Murphy, John LaPolla, Mary Spencer Knapp, Charming Disaster, Dan Cahill, and George Hakkila.

WEDNESDAY 3/16
8pm- Helen McCreary
Genre: Acoustic folk pop
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Ingrid Michaelson, Damien Rice, Sara Bareilles, Amos Lee, Brandi Carlile

Helen is a wandering minstrel archaeologist. No really, she is. Helen has been a backpacking instructor in Wyoming, an archaeologist all over the globe, and is now a singer-songwriter based in NYC. She enjoys long walks through the wilderness while looking for artifacts, making music with lovely people, and talking about herself in the third person. Her music is based on “folk roots, acoustic sonority, intricate melodic phrasing… and a vocal-centric aesthetic.” (Pandora Radio)

“… very organic, relaxing indie folk…” - Mid Tennessee Music
“Helen’s amazing voice will put you in a tranquil state of mind no matter your mood.” - indiemunity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP3qF9852rM 

WEDNESDAY 3/30
8pm- Mar Salá
Genre: Flamenco-pop
For fans of: Rosario, Bebe, La Mala Rodriguez

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

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

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

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

www.reikiwilliamsburg.com

11pm- Kidaudra
Genre: Electro-Pop
For fans of: Emily Haines, New Order, Depeche Mode

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


https://kidaudra.bandcamp.com

THURSDAY 3/31
8pm- Stabwounds
Genre: Doo-Wop Folk Rock
For fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, Laura Marling, Lucius, The Marvelettes, The Beach Boys

Stabwounds is a doe-eyed indie folk three-piece with a salacious, occasionally murderous rock and roll streak. Some serious harmonies, some serious sex appeal.

“They soundtrack a generation of sexually charged hopeless romantics. All original songs, Stabwounds is the sexually charged reincarnation of Simon and Garfunkel…not short on charisma " - Pucker Mob

“Not your typical coffeehouse acoustic duo…they help keep the authenticity and integrity of folk music strong in a city flooded with garage rock posers. “ - Pancakes and Whiskey

www.stabwoundsmusic.com 
www.facebook.com/stabwoundsmusic 

9pm- Daniel Amedee and Gold Light
Genre: Folk, Rock, Blues
For fans of: John Lennon, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison 

Daniel Amedee is a New Orleans musician who plays an acoustic driven style of folk rock.  He’s has recorded two albums at Radical House Studios in San Francisco, CA with producer Charles Gonzalez (Coo Coo Birds, Blank Tapes). The first, "Themes From…" was released in May 2011 worldwide through Expat Records and the second, "Climbing." His records feature performances by percussionist Pat Spurgeon (Rogue Wave), Sylvain Carton (Beats Antique, John Vanderslice), and Charith Premawardhana (Mars Volta, Classical Revolution) as well as many other great musicians from the bay area.

“Daniel Amedee is a…singer from New Orleans. He describes his music as orchestral rock but I guess you might as well say it's folk? I don’t know. En tout cas, his debut album Themes From ... is beautifully dreamy, very well produced and overall pretty enjoyable! A fitting warm summer evening soundtrack.” - Hendrik Schimpler, Poule D'or

“New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, right? I guess this is why the city is often referred to as the most unique in America, as Daniel Amedee is a singer songwriter who demonstrates a real knack for writing gorgeous cinematic choral pieces, like Home And Heartfelt.”  - James Godwin, Informal Flick-Thru

“Daniel Amedee captures the soul of Cat Stevens in his incredible lyrics with a dynamic voice that can bellow low like that of Leonard Cohen or reach high like Elliot Smith. This is topped off with biting, epic music reminiscent of Arcade Fire. We are excited about the future of this talented New Orleans singer songwriter.” - Jeff Libby, CEO of Expat Records

www.facebook.com/DanielAmedee
www.soundcloud.com/DanielAmedee
Solution - 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB07QR0_0gc

Swimming Through the Unconscious Disconscience - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwcKD3FfjBM

10pm- Mindtroll
Genre: Post-Punk, Art-Punk

For fans of: B-52s, Le Tigre, Hunx



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



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



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






FRIDAY 4/1
8pm- Hamin Reed
Genre: Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Tool

The Way Station is proud to host Hamin Reed's residency, every Friday in April at 8pm.

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- Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Genre:  Swing, Jazz, Rock, Pop
For fans of: Freddy Mercury, Frank Sinatra, Jamiroquai

The concert we have prepared is a unique and spectacular program showcasing the peerless writing and singing of New York-based vocalist, composer and bandleader Joe Benjamin, backed by his band "The Mighty Handful." Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful have gained popular and critical acclaim for breaking boundaries of genre, and creating daring music that utilizes idioms of indie, pop, modern jazz and swing, all while showcasing young talent and drawing in young audiences. Make no mistake, this is as heated and ferocious as any rock show, textured by the lush, harmonic soundscape of a full jazz orchestra.

"The whole group is full of risk takers and they push the limits of their creativity in ways that are still relatable." - NoDepression.com

"The band is a swinging stunner: Drums, Bass, Keys, four saxophones, two trumpets, two trombones and Joe Benjamin's perfectly phrased voice. When these musicians give themselves some freedom, they surely raise the roof!" - Passauer Neue Presse

www.Joe-Benjamin.com

bit.ly/breerockwood

SATURDAY 4/2

10pm- Smith & 9th Ward
Genre: New Orleans Blues/Funk/Jazz
For fans of: New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Funk and Brass Band music

SMITH & 9th WARD is a combo in the New Orleans, funky and soulful tradition.  We channel the likes of Dr. John, James Booker, Allen Toussaint and Professor Longhair to bring you New Orleans grooves with a Brooklyn attitude.  We consist of members of the OUTER BOROUGH BRASS BAND and we love playing funky NOLA tunes, traditional jazz standards and low-down blues. SMITH & 9th WARD: New Orleans grooves with a Brooklyn attitude. 

“Leyton-Brown’s physical stance at the keyboard comes closer to Joe Strummer than Dr. John, but she’s got skills that would make Mac Rebenack grin that trademark grin. Allison injected some old school stride into “Don’t Think Twice,” and her vocals on Crescent City classics like “Big Chief” and “Mardi Gras in New Orleans” were right on point. But it’s the little differences she brings that make her a not-so-secret weapon, like the Fender Rhodes sound she brought to the funky Scatassa original “BQEeze,” or the sizzling Clavinet vibe she conjured up toward the end of the second set that was straight out of Billy Preston’s “Outa Space.” Maybe the traditionalists might freak, but it’s a Brooklyn thing! They wouldn’t understand!” – J Hunter “Nippertown”

“After the bass drummer unexpectedly decided to lead a secondline into the bar room, which freaked out most of the people there, they came back in and kicked things up another notch. By this point, those of us who were dancing stopped caring about what the room full of lazy people thought, and we got up and got down in front of the band on a rousing finale.” – a fan

http://smithand9thward.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ams4STP1-0g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ofQyQW1EDA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLdEeWfHkbM#action=share

TUESDAY 4/5

9pm- Ivan Polanco
Genre: Pop/R&B
For fans of: Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars

Ivan Polanco is an independent artist hailing from New York City. With his unique soulful vocals backed by a fiery blend of acoustic guitar rhythms and a full band behind him, he has been catching the attention of audiences within the northeast college & festival scene. Having recently released his third album "Introspection" on iTunes in April 2015, he is excited to share his new music with audiences. Playing within the styles of Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars, there is a pop sensibility coated with a distinct honesty in songwriting and musicality that Ivan brings to the table with his performances. 

"Ivan's dedication, drive, and versatility as an artist show through his work. Not only are his songs extremely catchy, they also seem to strike a chord with us listeners" - Punchland (http://www.punchland.com/music/get-introspective-view-coming-local-artist-ivan-polanco-new-album/)

www.ivanpolanco.com

New Album "Introspection":
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/introspection/id1017403273

"I Just Want To Love You" Official Music Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHmyrldnLGE

"Hard Not to Fall" Official Music Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wokc3khOfD8

10pm- Digisaurus
Genre: Future Pop/Rock
For fans of: Big Data, Mark Ronson, Chromeo, Scissor Sisters

Digisaurus is dedicated to the evolution of music and art through technology and collaboration. Their sound mixes classic disco and funk with more modern sounds to offer a contemporary take on classic pop.

“Paleolithic rock ethics here get hurdled into the digital post-millennial common era, where an exercise in self-effacing activities dish out everything from self doubt, to embracing the hesitant honesty of uncertainty. Concepts of togetherness, and untogetherness bend and break to the parade of synths, and well styled noise makers that allow the audience to ponder the high drama of the with and without conundrums.” - Impose Magazine

“Featuring wicked falsetto singing reminiscent of Jimmy Somerville and a fun take on disco and funk similar to the Scissor Sisters, the Columbus, Ohio project Digisaurus combine elements both new and old to create a sound that’s both classic and contemporary. Helmed by musician James Allison, the band has just released their energetic and very catchy debut EP No More Room For Love, which we’re more than happy to present here at PopMatters.” - Pop Matters

http://www.digisaurusmusic.com
http://www.youtube.com/digisaurusmusic
http://www.soundcloud.com/digisaurus

WEDNESDAY 4/6
8pm- Songwriters Circle

9pm- Francesca Blanchard
Genre: Singer Songwriter, folk, roots-rock, jazz
For fans of: Norah Jones, Carla Bruni, Françoise Hardy, Eva Cassidy 

Francesca Blanchard is a singer-songwriter born and raised in France who traveled the globe with her family before she settled in a small town in Vermont. Her original songs in French and English reflect on her travels, both physical and emotional. Blanchard’s accomplished compositions, tasteful guitar work and gorgeous vocals make for a seamless mix of folk, jazz and roots-rock with some French chanson thrown in for good measure. 

“Quietly and profoundly stunning” - Seven Days Newspaper 

“Colored by her love of folk, rock, jazz, French chanson, soul, world music and pop, Ms. Blanchard takes Deux Visions beyond the standard spare singer-songwriter route by encompassing one genre into another and folding one influence into another” - World Music Central 

http://www.francescablanchard.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/FrancescaBVEVO
https://francescablanchard.bandcamp.com/

10pm- Shaeera
Genre: Indie Acoustic/Indie Pop

Shaeera is an indie-acoustic singer/songwriter based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She loves to mix her love for rich vocals by incorporating harmonies into her music, influenced by the work of artists such as Imogen Heap or Alt-J. 

“Shaeera Tariq is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, educator, and lover of puns. You can catch her at the Punderdome 3000 or various open mics and venues in the city.” 

www.soundcloud.com/shaeera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oUZ0em-IZE

FRIDAY 4/8
8pm- Hamin Reed
Genre: Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Tool

The Way Station is proud to host Hamin Reed's residency, every Friday in April at 8pm.

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY 4/13
8pm- Tough Old Bird
Genre: Folk
For fans of: The Avett Brothers, The Felice Brothers, Gillian Welch

Formed in the small community of Fillmore, New York by songwriting brothers Matthew and Nathan Corrigan, Tough Old Bird plays a potent blend of authentic folk and blues that reflects the rural landscape it comes from, a place where the last train just pulled out and the carnival is always on its way to the next town. The band released its second full-length album, "Gambling Days," on January 22, 2016. The new album brings a more focused approach to songwriting and a newly expanded lineup featuring drums and upright bass.

“Every acoustic guitar chord or Corrigan vocal evokes a mood, one you could feel floating over the expanses and history of their host Allegany County.” - Michael Farrell, The Buffalo News

http://www.tougholdbirdmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/tougholdbird
https://tougholdbird.bandcamp.com/

10pm- Shaeera
Genre: Indie Acoustic/Indie Pop

Shaeera is an indie-acoustic singer/songwriter based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She loves to mix her love for rich vocals by incorporating harmonies into her music, influenced by the work of artists such as Imogen Heap or Alt-J. 

“Shaeera Tariq is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, educator, and lover of puns. You can catch her at the Punderdome 3000 or various open mics and venues in the city.” 

www.soundcloud.com/shaeera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oUZ0em-IZE

SATURDAY 4/16

9pm- Joe Young
Genre: Folk + Classical
For fans of: Gabriel Kahane, The Lone Bellows, Punch Brothers

You’ll hear harmonies, classical music elements, and acoustic sound. “Truthiness” without pretentiousness. 

musicjoeyoung.bandcamp.com

WEDNESDAY 4/20

10pm- Shaeera
Genre: Indie Acoustic/Indie Pop

Shaeera is an indie-acoustic singer/songwriter based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She loves to mix her love for rich vocals by incorporating harmonies into her music, influenced by the work of artists such as Imogen Heap or Alt-J. 

“Shaeera Tariq is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, educator, and lover of puns. You can catch her at the Punderdome 3000 or various open mics and venues in the city.” 

www.soundcloud.com/shaeera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oUZ0em-IZE

FRIDAY 4/22
8pm- Hamin Reed
Genre: Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Tool

The Way Station is proud to host Hamin Reed's residency, every Friday in April at 8pm.

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

TUESDAY 4/26 
7 to 9pm- Sex On Tap: Sex & Death


Just in time for spring! Reproduction sparks new life, but while some see that as a beginning, others come to an end. Learn how sex and death intertwine in the human and non-human world with rituals, reproduction, and relationships that tie us all together: the beginning and the end. 

WEDNESDAY 4/27

10pm- Shaeera
Genre: Indie Acoustic/Indie Pop

Shaeera is an indie-acoustic singer/songwriter based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She loves to mix her love for rich vocals by incorporating harmonies into her music, influenced by the work of artists such as Imogen Heap or Alt-J. 

“Shaeera Tariq is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, educator, and lover of puns. You can catch her at the Punderdome 3000 or various open mics and venues in the city.” 

www.soundcloud.com/shaeera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oUZ0em-IZE

FRIDAY 4/29
8pm- Hamin Reed
Genre: Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Tool

The Way Station is proud to host Hamin Reed's residency, every Friday in April at 8pm.

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

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

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

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

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


www.KarenJonasMusic.com

FRIDAY 5/13

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY 6/10

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY 7/8

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY 7/23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com