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TUESDAY 7/22
NEW! 7:30pm- Art Talks Brooklyn
A new speaker series highlighting Brooklyn Arts initiatives and programs. Monthly, we will invite three speakers, each allotted 15 minutes, to share how they are impacting our community through the arts.

Shoe String Press- Lane Sell, Crown Heights 
Founded in 2011, Shoestring Press serves artists in Crown Heights with work space, technical expertise, gallery exhibitions, critical engagement, and intellectual community. We've built a community of 25 working member artists and wider range of performers, workshop participants, exhibitors, and friends on the premise proving that making art should be an open process, one that is visible to the community and affordable to anyone who wants to participate in visual culture.  
http://shoestringpressny.com/

LaunchPad- Zane Van Dusen, Crown Heights
LaunchPad is a grassroots, free-form gathering space in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Focusing on the arts and community building, LaunchPad encourages people to get together, exchange ideas and collaborate on projects. We support and assist artists in diverse mediums while facilitating local neighborhood revitalization efforts. Programs and offerings are open to the public, and admission is always a suggested donation. LaunchPad provides a uniquely animated hub where neighbors can actively engage with art while interacting with the community.  

http://brooklynlaunchpad.org/

Christopher Mulé, Folk Arts Director, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) 
Christopher Mulé joined BAC in March 2014. He earned his M.A in Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to formally joining BAC, he served as the Deputy Director and Director of Folklife at Staten Island Arts (formerly COAHSI). In addition to BAC, Mr. Mulé serves on the Board of Directors for the Ghanaian Association of Staten Island, a Liberian service organization called Napela, and as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the New York Folklore Society (NYFS).  
http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/

9pm- CachaBacha
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Tallest Man on Earth, Shakey Graves, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down

Sisters Andrea and Natalia Stevenson play with an intimacy derived from spending whole lives together. The duo inhabits a space at once private and public - broadcasting personal narratives to all who will listen while retaining their music’s honest and personal focus. Andrea writes with an ancient melancholy inherited through the generations of musicians who’ve influenced her, like legendary delta blues picker Mississippi John Hurt. Similarly to Hurt and many other American Primitivists, Andrea received no tutelage, opting instead to hone rhythmic skills like bucket drumming on New York City streets and develop her songwriting from contemporary folk players like Conor Oberst and The Tallest Man on Earth. 


----Our song "Mother Tongue" was one of the finalists on an NPR Battle of the Bands contest. Judge Thao Nguyen of "Thao with the Get Down Stay Down" named it one of her favorites. "I thought the melodies were really beautiful, and the lyrics, as a listener I listen to lyrics more closely than other things. I was very impressed."-Thao Nguyen
http://www.studio360.org/story/313760-battle-of-the-high-school-bands-the-winner/
 

----For Folk's Sake selected the title track of our debut "Sidewinder EP" as song of the day. “[W]e were delighted to stumble across New Jersey’s Natalia and Andrea Stevenson, aka CachaBacha, notable not only for being strikingly talented at a frankly ridiculously young age...we love the title track from their Sidewinder EP, which sets a remarkably sparse and understated tone."-For Folks Sake
http://www.forfolkssake.com/song-of-the-day/25215/216-cachabacha-sidewinder


https://www.facebook.com/Cachabachamusic/timeline
https://cachabacha1.bandcamp.com/album/pulmoncito-single

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2R2BBWTZ4Y

10pm- Joshua Garcia
Genre: Folk, Country, Blues
For fans of: Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Woody Guthrie

Joshua Garcia is a folk-singer songwriter whose music and writing style draws upon the influences of his musical heroes Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Born in Los Angeles, Joshua spent a handful of years writing in Providence, RI before moving to Brooklyn, NY last September. Equipped with a guitar and a little bit of attitude, Joshua has a lot to say. As he often tells his crowds, “If you do your best to listen; I’ll do my best to not forget all the words!”

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


11pm- UltraFaux
Genre: Gypsy Jazz
For fans of: Birelli Lagrene, Django Reinhardt, Les Doigts de l'Homme, Gogo Bordello

UltraFaux is an acoustic power trio performing original music that draws on elements of gypsy folk, hot swing, blues, be-bop and musette. Guitarists Sami Arefin and Michael Joseph Harris trade dazzling leads, harmonizing together on rich gypsy-inspired melodies. The dynamic Eddie Hrybyk on upright bass brings his passion for improvisation to the music.  

"We sometimes forget that jazz was first and foremost a people's music meant for dancing and socializing. One evening with Ultrafaux demonstrates why jazz has been so irresistible to listeners all over the world." Ken Avis, BJA   

"Baltimore's innovative gypsy jazz band as featured on Baltimore Hit Parade."  WTMD 

"The fresh faces of American gypsy jazz."  Tom Cole NPR  

"Ultrafaux is truly great. I can see this band going places."  Jim Santa  

www.ultrafauxmusic.com   
https://www.facebook.com/UltraFaux
https://vimeo.com/ultrafaux


WEDNESDAY 7/23
8pm- Dalton Deschain
Genre: Anti-Folk, Rock, Punk
For fans of: Against Me!, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Dresden Dolls

Dalton Deschain is a songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. Through song,
he shares his stories of lost love, nuclear warfare, loneliness, rats, plane crashes, and architecture.
 

daltondeschain.com
daltondeschainmusic.com
Facebook.com/DaltonDeschainMusic
Twitter @daltondeschain


9pm- Divina Supernova
Genre: Pop, Electronic, World
For fans of: Morcheeba, Sade, Émilie Simon, Goldfrapp.

Divina Supernova – A band from Brazil that comes to NYC for the first time to release “Pulsares”, their first CD produced by them and mastered by Frank Arkwright, in Abbey Road Studios.

Press:
http://www.divinasupernova.reverbnation.com/
http://lounge.obviousmag.org/manifesto_da_artes/2014/01/divina-supernova-musica-alem-do-tempo-e-do-espaco.html

Website / Video/audio links:
www.divinasupernova.com
www.reverbnation.com/divinasupernova
www.soundcloud.com/divinasupernova 


10pm- Philip Lynch

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

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

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


11pm- Jake Canull
Genre: Folk/Rock/Pop Musician
For fans of: Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, James Blake, Ray LaMontagne, Jack Johnson.

Canull is a singer-songwriter from Dutchess County, New York. He moved to New York City and released an EP titled “Found Myself” in the Fall of 2013.  The short album was internet-release only and it can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, bandcamp, noisetrade, etc.

http://www.jakecanull.com
https://soundcloud.com/jake-canull
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lucky-guy/id708451306?i=708451317&ign-mpt=uo%3D4


THURSDAY 7/24
7:30pm- Jenni Alpert
Genre: singer songwriter
For fans of:  Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Carol King, Rickie Lee Jones and Aimee Mann

With her honest rich songwriting and soothing musical melodies, songstress Jenni Alpert's haunting, powerful, and sultry voice has gained the respect of fans and music tastemakers worldwide (AOL music). Her emotionally driven, jazzy soulful songs blend modern day pop influences with favorites Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Carol King, Rickie Lee Jones and Aimee Mann. All encompassing, Jenni Alpert is a unique web of eclectic soul pop.

No stranger to a busy schedule, Alpert has independently performed in over 14 countries and her music has been featured on major Network Television shows including Castle (ABC), CSI Miami (CBS) The Real World, Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant (MTV). As a UCLA Graduate, Alpert was one of the first vocalists to complete legendary Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell's four year Ethnomusicology Jazz program. Live, Alpert has supported veteran touring artists such as Loudon Wainwright III and Luka Bloom both in the US and in Europe. Upon releasing a few independent albums on itunes, Alpert was selected to record her song Untied by The Sunset Sessions for PBS at Sun Studios in Memphis, TN, recording home of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Howlin Wolf, and B. B. King. While touring internationally, an Italian vinyl label (Cappuccino Records), recorded and released a collection of acoustic performances live in Italy which is now available worldwide on Amazon.

site: http://www.jennialpert.com
free download: https://soundcloud.com/jennialpert/one-of-these-days
social med: @jennialpert
facebook.com/jennialpert

Untied: http://youtu.be/W1Kvl2etda8
Reason: http://youtu.be/y15GNJFKWCw
Heaven: http://youtu.be/gmnFurtMnHc

  
8pm- Steve Katz

Genre: singer songwriter/acoustic/folk
For fans of: Jose Gonzalez/Damien Rice/David Gray/Gordon Lightfoot
 

Singer songwriter and guitarist. Originally from Belgium, Katz lived in Israel for many years and traveled around the world mostly in India  where he spent close to one year. Steve has lived in NYC since 2010. He released an EP called Barricades in 2012.

"I sense that Steve Katz is on the verge of commercial breakthrough with his music." - Joe Ross, CD Insight

“Barricades is a confident five-song debut EP from newcomer Steve Katz...Barricades should serve as a perfect demo to intrigue any record company interested in this breed of pop.” - Wes Britton, Blog Critics

"I always say that really good music--- the music that is far above the norm--- defies genre. These five songs are defiant as hell." - Frank Gutch, Rockandreprise

www.stevekatzmusic.com
www.facebook.com/stevekatzmusic


9pm- Patrick Freeman
Genre: Folk, Songwriter
For fans of: Townes Van Zandt, Daniel Rossen, Bert Jansch

Patrick Freeman is a guitarist and singer-songwriter currently based in Brooklyn, New York. He spent a number of years as a session musician and performer in Ireland. "Perfect Fit",
released in January 2014 is his first solo release, recorded in Big Skin HQ in Cork with members of O Emperor and completed in New York at Soundtronics Studios.

http://patrickfreemanmusic.com/biography/


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- Holy Sheboygan!
Genre: Garbage Folk
For fans of: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Tom Waits

Holy Sheboygan! is a band of scavengers. Creeping through the dark alleys of musical sound, they borrow melodies from a wide array of genres, tape-recorded noise from the chaos of their everyday lives, and re-purposed percussion from the dumpsters of Wisconsin’s Fox Valley. By their very nature, they can be described as nothing other than 'garbage folk.'

holysheboygan.bandcamp.com

Holy Sheboygan!!!! - YouTube
www.facebook.com/HolySheboygan
 

FRIDAY 7/25
8pm- Joy Dragland
Genre: Soft Rock
For fans of: Fleetwood Mac, America, Bread

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

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

http://www.joydragland.com


9pm- 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.

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


12am- 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  


SATURDAY 7/26
8pm- Aurical
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: Tori Amos, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Pearl Jam

Founded by musicians Rachel Rossos and Michael Gallant, Aurical is the sort of indie rock band your grandmother would love: honest, polite, well-groomed, and capable of telling a damn good story. Aurical pulls from influences ranging from grunge, modal jazz, and Motown to folk, soul, and French art songs. Their debut album, Something to Say (Gallant Music) was recorded in Berkeley and San Francisco, California and received praise from audiences and critics alike. They currently play and record in New York City, including recent appearances at CMJ Music Marathon and Lincoln Center.

 “A rare talent” - The Times of Trenton

“Aurical finds the duo in pop-rock mode, and their cleverness comes through right away.” - M: Music and Musicians

“Things get really interesting on 'Redhead Girl', with a piano style that sounds like a cross between Ben Folds and Tori Amos. The most original and intriguing work on the album, ‘Redhead Girl’ shows Aurical's ability to push the envelope and do it well.” - Wildy’s World

Website
http://www.auricalmusic.com
www.facebook.com/auricalmusic

Video/audio links:
www.soundcloud.com/aurical
www.youtube.com/rachelrossos
www.cdbaby.com/aurical


9pm- Sister Lip
Genre: jazzy blues

The ladies of Sister Lip are not ladies that can be easily described. The band’s music is hardly better: if Sister Lip were packaged, it would have a long, long list of ingredients and no preparation instructions. It’s a little bit of jazz; it’s a little bit of blues. It’s one part funk and one part rock with a healthy measure of attitude. It’s a teaspoon of this emotion and a tablespoon of that. Above all else, it’s got a whoooole lotta soul dolloped right on the top, and the package is sealed with a big red kiss.


www.facebook.com/sisterlip
www.sisterlip.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CJoR5vz4JI


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 7/27
5pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

Blade Runner

7pm- Nerd Cabaret: Harry Potter
Fine day, Sunday.

Now that the (Quidditch) World Cup is over let's party at the Way Station and celebrate Harry Potter's birthday!

We'll spend the evening singing about the intricacies of the wizarding world, the differences between the books and the movies, and how it all could have been about Neville Longbottom.

Ashley Boehm is joined by Joy M Seldin, Kofi Mills, Elizabeth Carbonell, and Lena Gabrielle. Featuring Benjamin Steinhardt on piano!

Toast to the Boy Who Lived! #nocamping

https://www.facebook.com/events/350785261738715/

10pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 7/28
6pm- Monster Monday Madness- Madman

8pm- Fairway
Genre: Acoustic Rock/Folk Rock
For fans of: Chuck Ragan, Frank Turner, Ray Lamontagne

Fairway is the product of Mike Gentils and T.J. Rowe, high school friends who grew up playing punk rock together. Now semi-adults, the two have moved on to form Fairway, a more stripped down, but no less energetic, acoustic rock band. Often joined by Carolyn LoPinto on keys, the band has been performing in the 5 boroughs for the past year and will soon begin recording their debut EP. Come hang out and enjoy some high-energy/low-pretension rock!

Facebook.com/fairwayband
Youtube.com/fairwaybandny
FairwayTheBand@Gmail.com
 

9pm- Sami & Sarah
Genre: Hodgepodge
For fans of: Cliff Edwards, Huayno, Serge Gainsbourg, Ween, Willie Nelson, Tom Ze, Sega Genesis

Argentinean Rock Star meets Floridian Muse

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


10pm- Brett Williams
Genre: Alternative Rock
For fans of: John Mayer The Killers

My music reflects the experiences in life I've had this far as well as my quest for the fundamental truth in this world. I have been writing and playing out as much as possible, meeting great people along the way. I hope listening to my music will make you want to think, explore yourself and everything around you.

www.fb.com/brettwilliamsmusic
  

11pm- Damian Quiñones
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. For this performance, Quiñones will be performing solo on acoustic guitar and electric piano.

"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

TUESDAY 7/29
Open til 8pm for Happy Hour
Closed 8pm-Midnight for a private event
Reopen at Midnight!
WEDNESDAY 7/30
6:30pm- Free Sign Language Lessons

8pm- Kita P
Genre: Soulful, R&B, Folk
For fans of: Allen Stone, Marsha Ambrosious, 90s R&B

Singer/songwriter that portrays personal experiences through her music. Singing all her life her influences range from Curtis Mayfield, Badu, Krystle Warren, and many others. Her sound is a package of acoustic, soulful, folky melodies. When asked to describe the Kita P sound, she sums it up in two words, “Blind Vibe.” Check out her debut self-titled EP on itunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp.com, & spotify.

KitaPMusic.com 

KitaP.bandcamp.com
Facebook.com/kitapmusic
http://vimeo.com/81273209
 

9-11pm- Tripeg Lobo Presents Coney Island Baby: Songs of Summer
The next chapter in the Tripeg Lobo series is Summer Songs - artists cover one song about summer, and then do a new original summer anthem of their own.  Artists include: Elisa Flynn, Maharaja Sweets, Chris Q. Murphy, Lys Guillorn, George Hakkila, Sarah Bisman, Halsey Hellhounds

11pm- Que Vlo-ve? 
Genre: Rebetika (Ρεμπετικα)
For fans of: Early 20thc. Blues, Greek & otherwise

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

https://www.facebook.com/quevlove
 

THURSDAY 7/31
7:30pm- Jenni Alpert
Genre: singer songwriter
For fans of: Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Carol King, Rickie Lee Jones and Aimee Mann

With her honest rich songwriting and soothing musical melodies, songstress Jenni Alpert's haunting, powerful, and sultry voice has gained the respect of fans and music tastemakers worldwide (AOL music). Her emotionally driven, jazzy soulful songs blend modern day pop influences with favorites Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Carol King, Rickie Lee Jones and Aimee Mann. All encompassing, Jenni Alpert is a unique web of eclectic soul pop.

No stranger to a busy schedule, Alpert has independently performed in over 14 countries and her music has been featured on major Network Television shows including Castle (ABC), CSI Miami (CBS) The Real World, Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant (MTV). As a UCLA Graduate, Alpert was one of the first vocalists to complete legendary Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell's four year Ethnomusicology Jazz program. Live, Alpert has supported veteran touring artists such as Loudon Wainwright III and Luka Bloom both in the US and in Europe. Upon releasing a few independent albums on itunes, Alpert was selected to record her song Untied by The Sunset Sessions for PBS at Sun Studios in Memphis, TN, recording home of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Howlin Wolf, and B. B. King. While touring internationally, an Italian vinyl label (Cappuccino Records), recorded and released a collection of acoustic performances live in Italy which is now available worldwide on Amazon.

site: http://www.jennialpert.com
free download: https://soundcloud.com/jennialpert/one-of-these-days
social med: @jennialpert
facebook.com/jennialpert

Untied: http://youtu.be/W1Kvl2etda8
Reason: http://youtu.be/y15GNJFKWCw
Heaven: http://youtu.be/gmnFurtMnHc

  
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/
 

9pm- 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 and are currently working on a new EP scheduled for release in early 2014.

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


10pm- People Skills 
Genre: Psychedelic power-pop
For fans of: The Who, Nirvana, Blind Faith, No Doubt, Cream, Ween, Sly and the Family Stone, Weezer

People Skills are a psychedelic pop rock trio from Brentwood, New Hampshire. They have been shredding the East Coast for more than 3 years, thrilling fans with their soaring, melodic riff-rock pop. The group consists of guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chelsea Paolini; her brother, drummer Andrew Paolini; and bassist/vocalist Greg Baldi. Their catchy, energetic songs feature precise, dramatic musicianship and effortless cohesion.  They have released two LPs, “People Skills” (2012) and “People Are People Too” (2014), plus the single “Brain Candy” (2014).

“Paolini and the rest of the band are supremely confident musicians. It’s a hard-earned confidence—in the last three years, People Skills have become regular fixtures on the Seacoast scene, playing everywhere and anywhere they can. In a genre characterized by short, catchy songs, People Skills aren’t afraid to indulge in long solos...“People Are People Too” never feels boring, though—the hooks in each song are strong and will keep you coming back for another listen, and another, and so on.” -Larry Clow, The Wire

“Their music flows so well, it feels very natural and effortless, which is obviously not only a product of their talent, but also of how well they know each other.” -Heather Moreau, Seacoast Online

http://www.peopleskillsmusic.com/
http://peopleskillsnh.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcm2HAvJQvk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdv-H4DwLpY
 

11pm- The Vine Brothers 
Genre: soulful Americana gypsy swing
For fans of: Mumford & Sons, Wood Brothers

Criss-crossing the country for the last couple of years from the East Coast to the Rockies, this acoustic trio uses mandolin, guitar, upright bass, and vocal harmonies to captivate audiences with their crafty songwriting, fiery improvisation, and soulful delivery. The band's versatility makes them equally at home whether playing in an intimate club, a large festival stage, or busking on the street.

-"Bright and buttery... flamboyant with a touch of oak...  Kick-ass but not too tart...  a unique brand of bluesy folk gypsy jazz...  straight off the vine... Love them!" -Bonnie Grice, WPPB 88.3 FM, Southampton, NY
-“Django meets Tom Waits chauffeured by a gypsy bandwagon…relaxed, consistently musical, and occasionally whimsical…these guys are a sure bet.” -Torin Anderson, F5 Paper, Wichita, KS
-“Infectious, soulful tunes” – Katie Connor, MOVE Magazine, Columbia, MO
 

thevinebrothers.com
 

FRIDAY 8/1
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- In Place 
Genre: Indie
For fans of: Radiohead, The National

The music of In Place is characterized by being deceivingly-detailed, flowing, and logically-developing. As individuals we had found ourselves stagnant while other around us were moving forward. Because of this lack of direction, we began playing music with no other intention than for our own enjoyment. After some time, the music naturally began to focus, become a priority, and the vision became clear. In Place is from Philadelphia.

www.inplaceband.com


10pm- The Seventh Word
Genre:  Rock and Roll
For fans of:  Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Meat Puppets, Rolling Stones, White Stripes

The Seventh Word is an independent rock band that cranks out a dynamic spectrum of songs directly beneath the F train in Brooklyn. As a duo, they play sweet with electric piano, regarding the peculiarities of love, death, and memory; as a power trio, they toe the line between dirty road-ready rock and sticky, cynical pop. For this show, the band will perform with both line-ups.  Singer/guitarist/pianist Isaiah Singer studied poetry with Ishmael Reed, and is a former member of Psychic TV 3 and Bryin Dall’s 4th Sign of the Apocalypse. 

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

11pm- 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


SATURDAY 8/2
3-5pm- Wasabassco's Indoor, Booze-Adjacent Costume, 
Craft & Fanciness Yard Sale
The performers, professional costumers and OCD crafters of Wasabassco are cleaning out their closets - which means you have the chance to take home some handmade fabulousness on the cheap! Stop by The Way Station for a Saturday afternoon cocktail and join Dangrrr Doll, Dolly Debutante, Nasty Canasta, Evelyn Vinyl & Hazel Honeysuckle for a studio sale of gently-worn showgirl fabulousness, civilian finery and everything in between.

Featuring one-of-a-kind handmade items - costumes (corsets, gloves, dresses, headdresses), clothing (aprons, suits, knits), accessories (purses, jewelry, fascinators) - and craft supplies (feathers, trim, knitting/millinery supplies, buttons, findings & more), all at low prices. 


8pm- Sun Hound

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- Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers
Sean Kershaw — the Brooklyn-based music artist whose swaggering “high-octane honky-tonk” (NY Times) has thrilled and seduced audiences in New York City, north up to Alaska, and as far south as Australia — is now hoofing it across the Atlantic.  Accompanied by his signature country-rockabilly band, the New Jack Ramblers, Kershaw will tour Europe this summer following the release of his second album, an EP titled “Aussie Sessions,” which Kershaw recently recorded in Melbourne.

The Coney Island Cowboy (the title of Kershaw’s acclaimed debut CD) whose lead vocals and rhythm guitar suggest the whisky-soaked angst of Hank Williams Sr., with a twist, struts out a gritty brand of rockabilly that drives restless boots straight to the dance floor. However, it was a writer for Playgirl magazine who observed that those same boots might just as soon be kicked off and placed under a lover’s bed, after listening to the single “Moonlight Eyes,” Kershaw’s most popular recording to date. In fact, Coney Island Cowboy enjoyed regular airplay in the U.S., Australia and Europe; the latter augurs well for the upcoming summer tour.

Such is the rough-hewn but stubbornly romantic sound produced by this lifelong wanderer who was born in Baltimore, but growing up in a military family, lived overseas and all over the continental U.S.  Early in his career, Kershaw continued to embrace the road by busking throughout the country. Starting out in New Orleans, he headed west to play in Los Angeles and San Francisco, went north up to Seattle, back across to Chicago and St. Louis, and eventually settled in New York.

It was in Brooklyn that Kershaw became a driving force if not the face of a growing country music scene, spurring notices in various high profile media outlets such as the New York Post, New York magazine and Time Out New York, and eventually becoming the cover story of a Village Voice article dedicated to Brooklyn country.

From 1996 through 2003, Kershaw played with a band called the Blind Pharaohs. The rockabilly group developed a plugged-in and loyal following touring up and down the East Coast. But by 2007, having written and continuing to hone a host of original country and rockabilly songs, “Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers” became Sean’s main musical vehicle.

Depending on the venue, Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers scale up or down in players, and feature Sean on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, an upright bass, lead guitarist, drums, pedal steel, and occasionally keyboards, banjo, fiddle and the mandolin.

“Audiences that respond to mainstream country music will readily find the influences of Johnny Cash, jump blues and western swing in the New Jack Ramblers’ sound,” comments Sean Kershaw. “But it’s the remnants of my background as a punk rocker, the high-energy that the New Jack Ramblers bring to the stage, and the strange, unexpected tales our songs tell that tend to subvert country purists’ expectations and appeal to an even broader, often younger audience,” continues Kershaw.


SUNDAY 8/3
1-6pm CLOSED PRIVATE EVENT

10pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 8/4 
Paul Ryan Presents
8pm- TBA

9pm- Jenni Alpert
Genre: singer songwriter
For fans of: Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Carol King, Rickie Lee Jones and Aimee Mann

With her honest rich songwriting and soothing musical melodies, songstress Jenni Alpert's haunting, powerful, and sultry voice has gained the respect of fans and music tastemakers worldwide (AOL music). Her emotionally driven, jazzy soulful songs blend modern day pop influences with favorites Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Carol King, Rickie Lee Jones and Aimee Mann. All encompassing, Jenni Alpert is a unique web of eclectic soul pop.

No stranger to a busy schedule, Alpert has independently performed in over 14 countries and her music has been featured on major Network Television shows including Castle (ABC), CSI Miami (CBS) The Real World, Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant (MTV). As a UCLA Graduate, Alpert was one of the first vocalists to complete legendary Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell's four year Ethnomusicology Jazz program. Live, Alpert has supported veteran touring artists such as Loudon Wainwright III and Luka Bloom both in the US and in Europe. Upon releasing a few independent albums on itunes, Alpert was selected to record her song Untied by The Sunset Sessions for PBS at Sun Studios in Memphis, TN, recording home of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Howlin Wolf, and B. B. King. While touring internationally, an Italian vinyl label (Cappuccino Records), recorded and released a collection of acoustic performances live in Italy which is now available worldwide on Amazon.

site: http://www.jennialpert.com
free download: https://soundcloud.com/jennialpert/one-of-these-days
social med: @jennialpert
facebook.com/jennialpert

Untied: http://youtu.be/W1Kvl2etda8
Reason: http://youtu.be/y15GNJFKWCw
Heaven: http://youtu.be/gmnFurtMnHc


10pm- Michael Kirby

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.  On August 29th, he'll be descending on The Way Station to release his debut full-length, Beastie - 10 ragged tracks of acoustic savagery.


TUESDAY 8/5
8pm- David Jacobson
Genre: Folk
For fans of:  Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, Cat Stevens

David Jacobson moved to New York this year to share his music with the city. He is from Boca Raton, FL originally. He released his debut full length album, “Still Waiting” this year which can be found at davidjacobson.bandcamp.com.

"You can explore daydreams, slip into thoughts and appreciate moments with music that reaches with feeling instead of power or catchiness." Zachary Scout ~ The Dropp

davidjacobson.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/davidjacobsonmusic


9pm- Conrad y Skordalia
Genre: Urban Americana

Conrad y Skordalia was born in Brooklyn in 2012. David Conrad (voice, guitar) got an intensive education in songwriting over four decades as a bassist accompanying great singers and writers including Phoebe Snow, Solomon Burke, Tom Rush, Chuck Berry, Dave Van Ronk, Sylvain Sylvain, Jonathan Edwards, Marc Ribot and Delbert McClinton. Rebecca Weiner Tompkins (violin, vocals) is a member of Life in a Blender and The Sometime Boys, and has recorded and performed with Patti Smith and Scott McClatchy among many others.

http://davidconradnyc.com/CyS.html
http://www.davidconradnyc.com/DCsongs.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSD46ejnXk8&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm7gAsoUsvc


10pm- El Duo Real

Genre: Rock/post-hardcore/grunge
For fans of: Guided By Voices, At The Drive-In, Sebadoh, Sunny Day Real Estate

El Duo Reál are a trio formed in Brooklyn. Moderate rock. Radical vibes.

http://www.soundcloud.com/elduoreal
 

11pm- Vice on Victory
 

WEDNESDAY 8/6
8pm- Natalie Espinosa
Genre: ALT, FOLK, INDIE ROCK
For fans of: RYAN ADAMS, OKKERVIL RIVER, JIMMY EAT WORLD

Natalie Espinosa is a singer songwriter based out of Brooklyn, NY originally from Phoenix, Arizona where she fronted local bands Bella and Huskies. She’s shared bills with Jimmy Eat World, Gossip, Rilo Kiley, and M Ward. Natalie is currently a member of Tiny Tusks, an all female emo post punk rock band that has already shared the stage with forgetters, Radical Dads, Aye Nako and Mal Blum.  Tiny Tusks’ first self-titled album is available on Bandcamp.  Natalie continues to write and perform with the band and solo throughout the city. 

Tiny Tusks would be just another really good rock band singing love songs if it wasn't for the lead singer, Natalie, who has a terrific rock and roll voice which hits hard and remains tough and melodic for a fine half hour set. – Rock Live and Recorded

Over the din of the crowd's happy hour conversation, Natalie Espinosa's rich voice sounded as strong as any of the other instruments. – New Times, Phoenix

Huskies just completed the demo last Saturday for the upcoming six-song session, which Espinosa graciously hit me off with afterward, and I can attest that while Huskies isn't an indie/emo-ish outfit in the vein of Bella, it expands Espinosa's songwriting parameters into more rootsy, earthy territory, with songs that lean toward alt-country and y'all-ternative, while retaining a rocker edge. – New Times, Phoenix

https://soundcloud.com/natalie-espinosa
http://tinytusks.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TinyTusks 


9pm- Gloria Isaiah and Hot Latin Soul 
Genre: Latin R&B World Music
For fans of: Santana, Amy Winehouse, FANIA, FELA, Ivy Queen, Erika Badu

I am a New Yorker, of Latin descent. Born and raised in the Bronx. I am singer/ songwriter and I create music for the body and lyrics to inspire.
 
gloriaisaiah.com


10pm- Mike O'Malley/Color Collage
Mike O'Malley
Hailing originally from North Carolina, Mike O’Malley cannot decide whether he wants to entertain you or make you vaguely uncomfortable.  A sparse one-man band, he summons the totality of his threadbare resources to make as big and cohesive a noise as one man with a bouzouki, a tambourine, and a big, brassy voice can produce.  He only sings when he gets the reds.  His material is quixotic at worst, byronic at best, and goes fantastically with beer.  You must at least be curious.

http://elkbellows.bandcamp.com/


Color Collage
Genre: Electronic Doo Wop
For fans of: Benji Hughes, Conor Oberst, Miniature Tigers

Color Collage is the musical outlet of Brooklyn's Shane Conerty. When having trouble describing his music to people, he coined the genre "Electronic Doo Wop" to convey his unique coupling of modern and vintage sounds.

"Keeping in line with his amazing, self-made genre Electronic Doo Wop, Conerty’s project has always done a great job mixing the sounds of oldies with a modern twist."- thewildhoneypie.com  

Color Collage (Bandcamp) 
Color Collage (FB)
Color Collage’s stream on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds
ColorCollage (Color_Collage) on Twitter

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

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

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

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

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


THURSDAY 8/7
Wasabassco
 

FRIDAY 8/8
8pm- Quinn Deveaux 
Genre: Blue Beat Soul
For fans of: Ray Charles, John Hurt, Bill Withers

The modern soul songs of Quinn Deveaux, sung in his sweet tenor over a spare guitar or carried by his band’s bright tones, evoke old images aplenty: dusty roads shaded by live oaks and sounds; gutbucket barrooms where rock-n-roll was born; pine-walled shacks and four-square churches, down in the Delta, where its bluesmen and gospel-forebears rent their souls.


Blue Delight By Ian S. Port
He calls his music "blue beat." But what comes out when Quinn DeVeaux hits the mic might as well just be called joy. The Indiana native distills decades of American blues, country, soul, and gospel into a funky sound that feels as authentic as it does refreshing. With a voice smoother than a top-shelf single malt, he lends a convincing swagger to classic songs about love and loss — his latest album, Under Covers, consists solely of other people's songs. But backed by his trio of backup singers, called the Blue Beat Review, and the warm grit of his guitar work, DeVeaux has a joyous sound all his own.

www.quinndeveaux.com 
https://www.facebook.com/quinndeveauxmusic?ref=hl 
https://twitter.com/quinndeveaux
https://play.spotify.com/artist/4J3gnJtrNAYZ0ioINhb3M0 

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

9pm- Professor
Genre: Alternative
For fans of:  Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, 90’s music, music in general

At the dawn of 2009, the people of Toronto were shaken by the sounds of what some thought was the mating ritual of two ancient dragons.  But they were wrong.  What they were hearing was the primordial sounds of the 4 piece rock band known as Professor.  These 4 derelict musicians would join forces to combine their deep love of 90's music with brain-rippling guitar solos, face-shattering effects pedals and groin-tickling vocal melodies.


http://professormusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/professorsmusic 

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

10pm- VARYA
Genre: INDIE ROCK
For fans of: In our music you will find something familiar from all kinds of musicians from Radiohead to Regina Spector to Muse and all the way to Gogol Bordello. Weird? Unique? Yup:)

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. "Your eyes show, your mind sees, your heart hears, your soul feels."- Varya.

Varyasmusic.com


11pm- Kakande 
Genre: African Big Beat
Kakaknde brings together the West African songwriting tradition of the 13th Century with some of the hottest musicians in New York today. Under the powerful musicianship of Famoro Dioubate on balafon (xylophone of Guinea), the group brings together layers of melodies to create rhythms that will make you want to dance. Then add the vocal fireworks of Missia Saran Diouabte (“the West African Tina Turner”), and you will have musical experience that will change your life.

Famoro Dioubate, balafon & vocals
Abdoulaye “Djoss” Diabate, guitar & vocals
Missia Saran Dioubate, vocals
Raul Rothblatt, cello
Sean Dixon, bass
Andy Algire, drums

“A uniquely stunning, textured sound.”–CMJ

“An enthralling rhythmic circularity and a deep, expansive groove… traditional feels very much at ease with 21st-century musicality.” –MSNBC

“Kakande takes a unique approach to Mande music--acoustic, kinetic, textured and grooving. Dioubate's virtuosic balafon riffing is rightly front and center. The players step out occasionally, but mostly hang with the crisp rhythm section, creating textures that work as well in a dark, roiling jam.”
“Missia has the sort of thrilling delivery that instantly communicates why griot singers wield such emotional power.”
“What comes through most is the freshness and esprit de corps of this band. The cross-cultural collaboration sets a new bar… and speaks well for the ever rising sophistication and quality of U.S. based Afropop projects.”
–Afropop Worldwide

A link to our CD:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kakande

A video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oLE4dOqK4o

A video with our singer Missia Saran Dioubate:
http://youtu.be/1vQ2-ZDnUso

Our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/KakandeBand

Webpage:
http://www.jumbierecords.com/kakande/
 

SATURDAY 8/9
8pm- Denitia 
Genre: rock/pop/soul
For fans of: Ray Lamontagne, Beach House, Corinne Bailey Rae

Denitia Odigie lands in New York via Nashville via Houston. She plays a fusion of soul, folk, ambient rock, and pop, combining airy guitars and dreamy vocals. “The songs I’m currently recording, I’m finally putting out the things that I’m truly hearing in my heart into the forefront,” says Denitia, who counts both home-cooked food and sunsets among her inspirations. “The music I’m producing now is being carved out with more intention and higher concepts. Yeah, I do soul music, but I want to push it a little farther. There's something compelling emerging from these soulful dreamscapes. My eyes are wide open."

“This daughter of a Nigerian father and a Louisiana Creole mother calls both Houston and Nashville home. Her remake of “The Closer I Get to You” is given a Brooklyn-cool undressing, resulting in a dreamy vibe reminiscent of Sade.”- ESSENCE MAGAZINE

“We may have mentioned before that Denitia Odigie is the sh*t. This live clip of “Sleep” however, takes all the previous superlatives used about her and laughs at their smallness. This sh*t is pure magic, Denitia seducing the microphone like she was singing for the judge of History, even though she is clearly singing for a small but lucky contingent of hardcore fans at Arlene’s Grocery in the LES.”-OKAYPLAYER

www.denitia.com
www.denitia.bandcamp.com
www.soundcloud.com/denitia
 

9pm- Get Open
Genre: Hip-Hop
For fans of: Mos Def, Talib Kweli

Get Open is a Hip-Hop group from New York. In existence since 1994. Get Open is a way of life, a mind state, it’s about being open to new things in life, it’s about good music. Get Open for business, serving all customers.


www.overtimerecordsinc.com 

http://youtu.be/D6RRaFj2AvU 

10pm- COOKIE CUTTA & THE CRISPS
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.reverbnation.com/cookiecutta

TUESDAY 8/11
8pm- Charlie Phillips
Genre: Singer-songwriter / Rock
For fans of: John Mayer, James Taylor, Jackson Browne

Charlie Phillips is a Brooklyn singer-songwriter by way of Schenectady, NY. He is influenced by folk rock of the 1960s and 70s for not what was, but what is possible. Charlie began his music career at SUNY Purchase studying composition in the Music Conservatory, before moving to New York. You can catch Charlie performing his melodic, guitar driven songs in many of New York's finest establishments.

“It’s the craft and artistry of guys like Charlie Phillips that makes the success of John Mayer’s overwrought sentimentality such a travesty... rooted in the kind of blue-eyed soul and guitar balladry that tempts comparisons but, by virtue of its diversity, it aspires to something more original.” Joshua Potter, Metroland



http://charliephillipsmusic.com


9pm- Jonathan Zajdman
Genre: Indie Rock, Acoustic
For fans of:  Bad Books, Minus the Bear, Jose Gonzales, Loop Pedals

Jonathan Zajdman is a transplant from the Los Angeles music scene where he fronted the mathy-pop outfit, Swordfights. He’s playing in support of his new project, Heptagon, with an EP titled “On the Mend” out in August & a self-titled release due in the fall.

jonathanzajdman.bandcamp.com
 

10pm- Southerland Nights 
Genre: genre bending alternative rock
For fans of:  30 Seconds to Mars, Panic! At the Disco, Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, Bastille

A force to be reckoned with, Southerland Nights provides an energetic array of genre bending alternative rock.  This 5-piece band delivers a “tight show, with great guitar tones, an energetic performance, complete with an anthem song to close their set so you can sing along!” (The Boobie Trap). “Even playing a tiny coffee shop, [Southerland Nights will make you feel like you’re] at the front row of the main stage at Warped Tour with their intense commitment” (Wrong Division).  


www.southerlandnights.com
www.facebook.com/SLNEmpire
www.youtube.com/southerlandnights


11pm- 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


WEDNESDAY 8/12
7:30pm- Satellite Magazine: Let's Talk About Cities

9pm- The Kevin McLeod Band 
Genre: rock, jam-band
For fans of: Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Jorma Kaukonen, Warren Zevon, Trey Anastasio

Music has extraordinary transformative power, both for the musician and listener.  It's what I'm always trying to tap into, regardless of the music style or setting.  I sometimes play jazz, I sometimes play acoustic music, but I will be bringing my Rock band to The Way Station to feature songs from my two albums, "The Road Home" and "Careless Truth".  This is classic American Rock with a focus on songs, lyrics and melody with lots of room for musical improvisation.

"As guitar players go, Kevin is as fine a player as you will ever hear.  He is capable of getting a great tone out of both acoustic and electric guitars" - 20th Century Guitar Magazine"

"In a time where even the singer/songwriter is processed and wrapped up in plastic and processed like government cheese by the industry, there are still saving graces out there who write songs that are both lyrically and musically intelligent.  Kevin McLeod falls within this 'saving grace' category." -Space Junkie Magazine

http://kevinmcleodband.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/luciddreamday
 

10pm- Justin Rothberg Group
Genre: jazz/world music/funk
For fans of: Fela/John Scofield

We try to explore a variety of different styles of music. While the group is rooted in jazz, we try to stay as open minded as possible. Songs are influenced by hiphop, funk, dub reggae, Latin, world music, and anything else the band has been listening to.  We pride ourselves in having our own sound but try to keep the music from being too "heady"  We want it to be interesting and fresh but also listenable.  Thats very important to us.  To keep the music from sounding stiff, everyone tries to trust each other’s musical taste. Even though I write all of the tunes, it’s still a very open vibe on stage.  No matter what song the band is playing, we’re always open to experimentation.  Most of the members of the band have known each other for around 10 yrs so we've got a great vibe going.”

https://www.facebook.com/Thejustinrothberggroup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcbqlnmfWR4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grMXGo4EEGc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07sYzOUaDhs


11pm- New Carolina 
Genre: Folk Rock/Americana
For fans of: Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival

New Carolina is a New York City based Folk Rock/Americana band with members hailing from New Jersey and North Carolina. The band's catalogue of songs stem from the combined forces of three independent singer/songwriters. Influenced by genres such as Roots Rock, Folk, Country, Blues, and Bluegrass, the band's songs deal with themes ranging from heartache to redemption, never forgetting where home is.

https://www.facebook.com/newcarolina1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY5IMIIJAPc


THURSDAY 8/13
8pm- Romy 
Genre: piano pop/folk
For fans of: Tori Amos, Carole King, Elton John

Singer/songwriter from Amsterdam, living in NYC, recently brought out first album ‘Unbound’.
www.romymusic.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- Sky Picnic
Genre: Psychedelic rock
For fans of:  Pink Floyd, Stone Roses, King Crimson

Sky Picnic is a psychedelic rock band from Brooklyn, NY. Their LP "Paint Me A Dream", which has been making waves in the psychedelic community, is out now. This year, they will be releasing a new single in June, and their next LP is due out to come out on Mega Dodo records, UK, in September.

“a cornucopia of ’60s fueled psychedelia fattened up for the modern age.” – Mr. Atavist Review of the Active Listener Introduces Sky Picnic

“just when you think you’ve got a handle on precisely what Sky Picnic’s all about, that’s when they mix it all up in a subsonic blender.” Dave Thompson for Goldmine Magazine

Skypicnic.bandcamp.com
Skypicnicmusic.com
Facebook.com/skypicnic
 

11pm- Time Machine Appetizer

THURSDAY 8/14
7pm- Astronomy on Tap

10pm- Les Bicyclettes Blanche
The band Les Bicyclettes Blanches formed in the summer of 2005, in Woodstock NY, in a barn of an old mill turned into a Native American ceremonial center, blessed by Tibetan monks. The core of the band is Magnolia Santibanez (vocals/guitar/bass/keys), from Paris France and Mackenzie Miller Parker (drums/guitar/bass) from the Catskills. Soon they started to collaborate with other musicians for their live shows and recording sessions they were encountering on their tours and travels of the USA and Europe. Stanton Warren, Ash Humhey, Sean Finnigan have been their main lead guitar players. They have so far recorded 15 albums and can be heard on some radios stations as well as a few compilations from LA Records, Manimal Vinyl Records, and Winter Records.

The Raven Cafe, AZ, by Newt Lynn:
Les Bicyclettes Blanches from Woodstock, NY and Paris France, sound something like a lo-fi French version of the Velvet Underground if the Velvets were french, Nico was the sole vocalist, and they were playing a Jefferson Airplane meets Air sort of dream rock


www.lesbicyclettesblanches.yolasite.com

11pm- Gibrish
Genre: Folkrock/Roots
For fans of:  Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Gillian Welsh,

Gibrish is more than a rusty neufolkband where Scaninavian folksongs, stitchy blues, grainy rock and alternative country are mixed in a mortar of music. Gibrish is 100% originality and been described as a magical place where anything can happen! Gibrish scene language and sound is surprising. Unexpected elements and humor is an important part of the band's performances and writing.

"The floor is transformed into a magical forest populated by witches and milk hares" (Dagbladet)

"Musically it's very varied. It moves between hymn rock, folk and rock in a way that keeps the ear interested" (Lira Magazine)

gibrish.se
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Gibrish/198920670141102?fref=ts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8rHKm5Li-o/
sonicbids.com/gibrish


FRIDAY- 8/15
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- Karen Dahlstrom
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier, Jason Isbell

Karen Dahlstrom plays original songs rooted in old time folk and blues musical traditions. She's a member of the band, Bobtown, and plays with a variety of acts in the Brooklyn roots/Americana scene. She made her solo debut with "Gem State", a five-song collection of dark folk tales inspired by her home state of Idaho. Karen was recently a finalist in the prestigious Grassy Hill New Folk Competition at the 2013 Kerrville Folk Festival.

 “A wonderfully sinister debut.” – Americana UK

 “[Gem State is] a gem of an EP, just five songs, but the stories in the songs leap out of the melodies.” – No Depression

“Karen’s voice gets attention without demands. The vocal control in Gem State lies in it ability to capture without a fight.” – The Alternate Root

“…Karen’s yearning and pining vocals possess the same smoky, worn around the edges quality of Adele or Chan Marshall of Cat Power along with the authenticity of Gillian Welch.” – Atlas and the Anchor

www.karendahlstrom.com
www.reverbnation.com/karendahlstrom


9pm- Maynard and the Musties
Genre: Country-Americana-Rock
For fans of: Felice Brothers, Hayes Carll, Charlie Robison, Whiskeytown, John Prine

Singer-songwriter based original music, this gig will feature Barbara Endes so expect some nice Emmylou Harris-style harmonies. Maynard and the Musties have been playing around NYC for nearly a decade, a loose knit group of friends emanating from casual, social, weekly practices. Here's what folks have said: "...Loose worn and boozy. Every note a surprise. Every line sad but true." -- Calvin Powers, Americana Music Show; "More hooks and lures than a Bass Pro Shop" -- Bill Hurley - The Alternate Root; "...molasses with a sweet whiskey kick..." -- Tsaurah Litzky -- Brooklyn Rail.

www.reverbnation.com/maynardandthemusties
maynardandthemusties.bandcamp.com
 

10pm- The Bloodshots 
Genre: Rockabilly
For fans of: Wanda Jackson, Elvis, Patsy Cline, The Chop Tops, Hank Williams III

The Bloodshots are a 3 piece Rockabilly band based in Brooklyn, NY. Little Lesley slaps the upright bass while she belts out songs with gravel and grace alongside Swifty rippin out the licks on his 6 string. Bobby Lee on skins adds the snap, crackle, and POP. Come see The Bloodshots tear it up, and bring yer dancin shoes!

http://www.reverbnation.com/thebloodshotsnyc
 

SATURDAY 8/16
8pm- 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=krV3SpkYi4o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_mdnPKn6q8
 

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- 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


Midnight Special:The Keys
Genre: folk’n’roll / edgy pop
For fans of: Jonathan Richman / Sixteen Horsepower / Alec Ounsworth

Let’s make things clear:
The man, you wonder? The Keys is actually just one twenty-something French guy. The Keys can’t actually play the keys.

The music, you say ? Straight-up tunes that are rhythmically and lyrically-driven. May be called Folk with a roll. May be referred to as Pop with an edge.

The show, you ask? You may expect rockin’ grooves sweated out of a nylon-stringed classical guitar. You may look forward to improvised dance moves and loud pitchy notes held for a long time.

Monica Kendrick, The Chicago Reader
“Like Dylan, Paillard has a weird voice—nasal, wobbly, a little ragged—but deploys it defiantly, singing with a poetic intensity reminiscent of Leonard Cohen and an unself-consciousness that makes me think of Jad Fair.”

Adam McGrath, That Music Magazine (Philadelphia gig review), March 2014
“His set was more performance piece than concert, full of rapid-fire observations and jokes… I do have to give it to him, though; his art is alive. Impromptu lyric changes that inserted Philly references and silly dance moves kept the crowd entertained.”

Amel Semmache, The Miniature Music Press (Cardiff gig review)  / October 2012
"Boris’ slightly raspy voice and mixed American and French accent could not leave the public indifferent. What impressed many was his almost symbiotic relation with his guitar. His way of playing was so natural that it seemed like the guitar was part of his body. The Keys musicality is clearly inspired by his travels as his folk melodies are tinged with American blues and French West Indies rhythmic. Even if the public was very small, Boris gave all that he had and created a relation of complicity with the public by sharing a bit of his life and song stories."




SUNDAY 8/17

7pm- I Got a Bad Feeling About This . . .2 Year Anniversary Show!
Oh my word! It’s our TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW! Jordon Ferber continues to host the best comedy and music show in the galaxy! Break out the pan galactic gargle blasters and lets have a party!
We are definitely firing up the Hyperdrive on this one! My midichlorian count is already on its way up!

Featuring comedy from:
Liz Miele - http://www.lizmiele.com/
Ben Asher - http://www.benasher.net/
Brian Teriot - https://twitter.com/bjtheriot
Kenny Josephs - http://kenneyjosephs.com/KenneyJosephs.com.html
Harris Bloom - http://harrisbloom.com/
Tom Dadarrio - http://tommycomic.com/

Plus, Music from Wawa Wasi! - https://www.facebook.com/wawawasimusic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdgOFMYDFoA
 

MONDAY 8/18
8pm- Aaron Jones
Genre: indie rock
For fans of: Kishi Bashi, Radiohead, John Vanderslice

Multi-instrumentalist Aaron Jones (Galois, Of Honey Bees...) brings his unique brand of inventive indie-pop back to The Way Station. Get ready for live looping, handbells, flutes, and beatboxing as Aaron previews tunes from his upcoming album.

 “I was emotionally drained by the end of the performance.” – Cabaret Hotline Online

Website / Video/audio links:
www.aaronjonesmusic.com
 

Live video:
http://youtu.be/7xKpLdpScis
http://youtu.be/AYP29rGTtpI
 

Audio
https://soundcloud.com/aaronjones-3/sets/live-recordings
http://aaronjones.bandcamp.com/
 

9pm- Stabwounds 
Genre: Doo-Wop Rock
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- Jessi Robertson
Genre: Rock
For fans of:  The Courtesy Tier, The War on Drugs, Jeff Buckley, PJ Harvey

Jessi Robertson is not trying to be your friend. Music is not a means to an end for her, it's a compulsion. She is not a confessional songwriter, she's a badass.  These are lyrics from an old soul translated through the deep lens of rock and roll.

"Jessi Robertson's voice is hauntingly beautiful."- Time Out New York

"Unwavering and heartfelt lyrics combined with one of the most powerful female voices in Brooklyn equals a compelling shot to the head." -blaqbook magazine

"Jessi is staggeringly vulnerable in her music. She risks all for the truth. But it’s a truth that’s sung with beautiful, soul-weary vocals that resonate with compassion, making Robertson’s performance absolutely mesmerizing."- Songwriter's Monthly Magazine

http://www.jessirobertson.com

Photo credit: Katie Basile
 

11pm- Lindsay Dragan
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Lucinda Williams, Stevie Nicks

Erin Lindsay Dragan is a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1986, she has been performing regularly either as a solo artist or part of a band or array of bands since the age of 14. Highlights on her resume include touring Western Europe as half of the indie dreampop duo Sunshowers, being one of two singer-songwriters in Music Under New York's 2011 list of inductees, being a featured artist in Heather Jacks' The Noise Beneath The Apple, a stint in Brooklyn spacebilly outfit The Sky Captains of Industry, a featured spot at Night of 1000 Stevies in 2013, and performing around the United States. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her fiancé, and plays drums for/portrays Sandy West in New York's Runaways cover band, Road to Ruin and five-piece rock outfit Crowd the Airwaves, along with solo shows and session work. Her upcoming solo album, "Be Good To Yourself," is slated for release in early 2014.

“With a sound and style reminiscent of Gillian Welch or Patty Griffin; hers is an anthem of self-determination, a folk songstress with an irrepressible energy, for life and all the things that make it up. “- Heather Jacks, The Noise Beneath the Apple

www.lindsaydragan.com
 

TUESDAY 8/19
8pm- Kristina Koller
Genre: Jazz
For fans of: Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Jamie Cullum

The Kristina Koller Trio was formed in New York. Each member has performed throughout NYC and Westchester, NY at places such as The Shrine, Silvana, 12 Grapes, The Bitter End and The Winery at St. George. They hope that their twist on jazz can reach out to a younger audience as well as those who have a love for jazz. Members include Kristina Koller on vocals, Mark McIntyre on guitar and Dan Hemerlein on upright bass.

http://www.kristinakoller.net
http://www.facebook.com/kristinakollermusic   
  
9pm- Quarter Horse
Genre:  Americana / Folk / Alternative
For fans of: Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Band, Deer Tick, THE BAND, Delta Spirit

Quarter Horse can be described as an Americana band with elements of rock, folk, alternative, country and jazz all mixed together. They are known for three part vocal harmonies, tandem lead guitar and improvisation.

http://www.quarterhorseband.com
https://www.facebook.com/quarterhorsemusic
http://www.reverbnation.com/quarterhorse4
http://instagram.com/quarterhorseband
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXIwVwkpmCPws4LR380VNCQ  


10pm- The Plaine Truth
Genre: Rock, 70’s Soul
For fans of:  The Black Crowes, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith

The Plaine Truth is a NY band playing great original rock songs with a touch of 70's soul. The band was founded in late 2004 by drummer and singer Brian Plaine. Shortly after, Brian was joined by guitar player Yoav Thaler and a tight songwriting team was born. Brian and Yoav went through several different lineups in search of the perfect pocket, and ended up with bass monster Josh Levine locking down the rhythm section with a super solid groove. The Plaine Truth melds classic / hard rock, soul and funk into catchy, intelligent songs that capture the hearts of listeners everywhere. The band recorded a five-song EP in 2008 and is currently gigging around NYC.  A good fairytale is a really sweet thing but there ain't nothing like THE PLAINE TRUTH!

“There's nothing plain about The Plaine Truth. The band has a keen ear for melody and an ability to craft songs that insinuate themselves into your brain and refuse to leave. Alive is a splendid introduction, the sort that will have you checking the band's website on a regular basis to find out when the next album/ep is coming out. Don't miss out on The Plaine Truth.” Wildy Haskell - Wildy's World

http://www.reverbnation.com/theplainetruth
https://www.facebook.com/ThePlaineTruth 


11pm- Bakkuda 
Genre: Electronic, pop, alternative
For fans of: Ellie Goulding, Grimes, Lights, Sia

Bakkuda is alternative electronica with a conscious mind. It is galactic synth beats and powerful lyrics woven with catchy melodies and sweet, ethereal harmonies. It is a message of equality to all peoples. It is art, visual and audible. Bakkuda is music of the future and music of a movement towards a better future.

"We'll have them back!"- Jefferson Jay, Portugalia booker.

"I'll give them their own night, call me."- Owner of Bella Roma.

http://bakkuda.com/


WEDNESDAY 8/20
8pm- Hiro Suzuki Band
Genre: Blues, Country, Rock, etc...
http://profile.ameba.jp/hs335bluz/


9pm- X.O. 
Genre: Singer Songwriter pop/folk
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Sparklehorse, Neil Young

X.O. is a french indie pop/folk band based in Rouen, Normandy, France. After a first journey to NYC in 2011 which inspired “Big city” folk ballad, they are back with new songs which are a mix between folk and indie pop styles mostly inspired by the music of Elliot Smith like the name of the band can suggest.

http://aboutxo.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/aboutexvoto 


10pm- Jade Zabric
Genre: Pop/Rock
For fans of: Jason Mraz, Michelle Branch

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

bloodsound.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/bloodsoundband
 

THURSDAY 8/21
8pm-  Jake Canull
Genre:  Folk/Rock/Pop Musician
For fans of: Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, James Blake, Ray LaMontagne, Jack Johnson.

Canull is a singer-songwriter from Dutchess County, New York.  He moved to New York City and released an EP titled “Found Myself” in the Fall of 2013.  The short album was internet-release only and it can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, bandcamp, noisetrade, etc.

http://www.jakecanull.com
https://soundcloud.com/jake-canull
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lucky-guy/id708451306?i=708451317&ign-mpt=uo%3D4


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 
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-

FRIDAY 8/22
8pm- BLOOOM 
Genre: Acoustic
For fans of:  Velvet underground, Beck, Queens of the Stoneage, Blur.

BLOOOM is a DIY project originally from a small town in Australia. Driven by the universal early twenties feelings and a desperate need for a change of scenery singer/songwriter Scott Luderman decided to fly solo to Europe along with an acoustic guitar, a laptop and some primitive recording equipment to travel indefinitely.

www.blooomtunes.com
 

9pm- The Synthetic Blues 
Genre: Chamber Pop / Alternative / Punk
For fans of:  The Magnetic Fields, Randy Newman, Ben Folds, Cole Porter

A self-proclaimed punk band, The Synthetic Blues is composed of a string quartet, banjo, ukulele, and acoustic guitar. Performing tightly-arranged songs inspired by the corpse of the American songbook, their repertoire is equal parts weird, funny and sad. They formed in Brooklyn in 2013 and continue to make the lack of history all across New York.

www.thesyntheticblues.com
 

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 8/23
8pm- Screening: Doctor Who Premiere

9:30pm- 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


12am- Screening: Doctor Who Premiere

MONDAY 8/25
8pm- Pablo Andrade
Genre: Tango
For fans of: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Juana Molina, Fito Páez

Pablo grew up in the cradle of tango, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He developed a unique tango style as a result of moving to the USA at age 18. Pablo blends the folk essence of early tango music with fresh compositions that tell contemporary stories.

http://www.pabloandradetango.com


9pm- KafkaRotica
Genre: Comedy/Erotic
For fans of:  Tim Minchin, Tenacious D, Bo Burnham, Jonathan Coulton, Flight of the Concords, Demetri Martin

KafkaRotica is the three-way love child of Franz Kafka, Christian Grey, and Regina Spektor. When the members of KafkaRotica aren’t writing literary erotica, they take the form of a Brooklyn-based musical-comedy duo, singing about what Mark Twain called The Supreme Art: sexual intercourse. Exploring eroticism within the styles of folk, jazz, rock, and country, KafkaRotica is sure to delight anyone looking for a laugh and a little insight into our culture’s expressions of sex.

You can find their music and erotica at KafkaRotica.com and on twitter @KafkaRotica.
“A Song About Cum” music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu0c6stl6N8


10pm- T.C. Costello 
Genre: Celtic Gypsy Punk
For fans of:  Gogol Bordello, Dropkick Murphys, Dreseden Dolls, The Pogues, Golem!

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

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

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

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

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


11pm- Damian Quiñones
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. For this performance, Quiñones will be performing solo on acoustic guitar and electric piano. 

"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

TUESDAY 8/26
7:30pm- Art Talks Brooklyn 
A new speaker series highlighting Brooklyn Arts initiatives and programs. Monthly, we will invite three speakers, each allotted 15 minutes, to share how they are impacting our community through the arts.

Alicia Jean-Noel, Brooklyn Museum
Focusing on socially engaged exhibitions and First Saturday.
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org

Hanne Tierney, Director, FiveMyles, Crown Heights
FiveMyles, is an exhibition and performance space located in a 1.500 sq. ft. former garage, in the residential neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. It was founded in 1999 by the performance artist Hanne Tierney and the theater director Phil Soltanoff, with the mission of advancing public interest in strong experimental work in all media, of commissioning the creation of new work, of seeking out and presenting the work of under-represented artists of color, and of bringing art into a community that lies outside the mainstream of art activity.

For the past 15 years FiveMyles has been a strong cultural hub in the neighborhood, and it has rapidly gained a wide reputation for the excellence of its exhibition, its important support of artists of color and its participation to fueling the New York art world with innovative and stimulating work.
http://www.fivemyles.org


Suzanne Brancaccio, Warehouse 623, Prospect Heights 
Warehouse 623 is a new alternative exhibition space located on the ground floor of a converted warehouse in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Founded in 2013, the gallery is dedicated to supporting the diverse creative practices and cultural production of local practitioners: from art and film, music and performance, design and architecture, to fragrance and food, touching on the arts that evoke all five senses. Our aim is to provide unique opportunities for emerging to mid-career artists and designers to realize experimentative, site-specific projects, otherwise inconceivable in a mainstream space. Through our exhibitions and events, we seek to provide both our immediate community as well as the rest of New York City with a cultural destination to view creative projects, practice professionally in our second floor studios, and gather socially.
 

http://warehouse623.com/

9pm- 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


10pm- Jasper Lewis Band
Genre: folk-rock
For Fans Of: The Newport Folk Festival, The Band, Dawes, Sondre Lerche, Josh Ritter

This band plays songs with words you can understand about things that happen to us all.  They’ve got an awesome guitar player and a rhythm section you can dance to.  After a hard day’s work, you deserve a good night.  Bring a friend.

http://www.jasperlewis.com
 


11pm- Poundaround 
Genre: funk/disco/prog
For fans of:  Gentle Giant, Magma, Yes, Genesis, King Crimson

Poundaround is a Progressive rock quartet from New Jersey. We play dissonant disco that will make you dance as well as make you think. It’s a style that you may not have heard before but easy to get into.

http://poundaround.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTSzI_qKuI8


WEDNESDAY 8/27
8pm- Joshua Garcia
Genre:  Folk, Country, Blues
For fans of:  Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Woody Guthrie

Joshua Garcia is a folk-singer songwriter whose music and writing style draws upon the influences of his musical heroes Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Born in Los Angeles, Joshua spent a handful of years writing in Providence, RI before moving to Brooklyn, NY last September. Equipped with a guitar and a little bit of attitude, Joshua has a lot to say. As he often tells his crowds, “If you do your best to listen; I’ll do my best to not forget all the words!”

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


9pm- 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


10pm- Topless America
Genre: Rock

Topless America is an energetic, engaging, and entertaining four-piece rock group from New York City. The four members were four strangers before they formed the group in February of 2014. Immediately they began writing and having intensive rehearsals. Their sound mixes many genres and influences such as classic rock, punk, funk, blues, and even a little jazz. Though they have written almost twelve songs now, they do have an extensive repertoire of covers, which features hits from The Strokes, David Bowie, Johnny Cash and many more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUtV3S82E1Q
toplessamerica.bandcamp.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 8/28
7:30pm- Lion O. King
Genre: Blues, Folk, Singer-Songwriter
For fans of: JJ Cale, Kurt Cobain, Paolo Nutini, The Black Keys

I was born in Ethiopia in 1989. As a teenager, I wanted to become a professional cyclist. Then I started smoking and playing the guitar. I went to Berlin at the age of 19 and started studying philosophy. I dropped out and now I live the existence of a struggling musician.

"Like a One-Two punch from Ali himself- beauty & the opening from
crysalis to schmetterling." - Jeffrey DeVito, CEO of "Triplandia"/"What A Trip"
"Among the best songwriters in the contest"- Rolling Stone Magazine

www.leonandthefolks.de
www.leonostrowski.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx5FuPkRGgU
soundcloud.com/leonostrowski
 

8pm- Steve Katz

Genre: singer songwriter/acoustic/folk
For fans of: Jose Gonzalez/Damien Rice/David Gray/Gordon Lightfoot
 

Singer songwriter and guitarist . Originally from Belgium, Katz lived in Israel for many years and traveled around the world mostly in India  where he spent close to one year. Steve  is In NYC since 2010. He released an EP called Barricades in 2012.

"I sense that Steve Katz is on the verge of commercial breakthrough with his music." - Joe Ross, CD Insight

“Barricades is a confident five-song debut EP from newcomer Steve Katz...Barricades should serve as a perfect demo to intrigue any record company interested in this breed of pop.” - Wes Britton, Blog Critics

"I always say that really good music--- the music that is far above the norm--- defies genre. These five songs are defiant as hell." - Frank Gutch, Rockandreprise

www.stevekatzmusic.com
www.facebook.com/stevekatzmusic


9pm- Khaled Dajani
Genre: Rock with a blend of Spanish and Middle Eastern
For fans of:  Incubus, Jeff Buckley, Tool

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

"If you’re looking for a fresh sound that fuses together a variety of influences for music that never misses a beat, then you should definitely give Khaled Dajani and his album Luci a listen" ~ This is Rock Candy

"The verdict: eclectic, impassioned and a welcome break from the norm." ~ Sound of Confusion, U.K. Music Blog

"...Mad World, Khaled Dajani hit me hard and I can’t stop listening to it...One thing is for sure: Khaled Dajani needs to be heard." ~ Nothing but Hope & Passion

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



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- Bourbon Express 
Genre: Country/Honky-tonk
For fans of:  Kitty Wells, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Wanda Jackson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, etc.

Bourbon Express is a country band co-founded by singer-songwriter, Katie Brennan, and guitarist, Brendan "Slim" Curley, inspired by their favorite "girl singers" and pickers of the past and present. It's twangy twangy, toe-tapping music that's new yet familiar, and just might give you a hankering for a cool glass of whiskey and a honky-tonk. Featured on lap-steel is guitarist, Ben Serby, joined by Elijah Ocean on bass, and Andrew Hodgkins on drums.

bourbon express.com
  

FRIDAY 8/29
8pm- The Salt Cracker Crazies
For fans of:  The Memphis Jug Band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas

The Salt Cracker Crazies have been playing their own brand of jug centric skiffle for centuries. They sing about unicorns. They sing about fireworks. They sing about poontang. Once you've heard their bone rattling, floor shaking, gut thumping hokum, you'll want to bang on something...hard.

 
http://www.facebook.com/SaltCrackerCrazies
http://vimeo.com/25493746


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

Mike O'Malley carries a lot of anger around.  He endeavors to funnel said extra energy into a rollicking, kinetic set of folk songs for drinking, howling, and stomping to.  He would specifically love to howl with you.  On August 29th, he'll be descending on The Way Station to release his debut full-length, Beastie - 10 ragged tracks of acoustic savagery.


11pm- 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
 

SATURDAY 8/30
A Night of Cosmic American Music
8pm- Jordan Renzi
Genre: folk
For fans of: Regina Spektor, Head and the Heart, Norah Jones, Adele, Wild Child

Jordan made her musical debut in 2011 at a series of open mics on Cape Cod where she received instant recognition as an emerging indie-folk artist with her unique and deeply moving original music. Jordan’s soulful voice and sensitive song-writing style, coupled with her growing fan base has expanded her visibility in 2014 at music venues throughout New England and New York. After moving to Boston in the fall of 2013, Jordan landed an invitation to perform at Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s Inaugural Gala in January 2014, helping to catalyze her "break-out" year as a young artist.

Jordanrenzi.bandcamp.com
www.reverbnation.com/jordanrenzi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiEH4zqeX3c


9pm-12am- THE BYRDS Tribute
Sweetheart of the Rodeo (The Legacy Edition)
On the 46th anniversary to the day, five bands reinterpret this seminal 1968 release in album order by The Byrds.

9pm - Jordan Renzi
1. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
2. I Am a Pilgrim


9:20pm - The Sensational Country Blues Wonders
3. The Christian Life
4. You Don't Miss The Water
5. You're Still On My Mind



9:50pm - The Cornell Brothers
6. Pretty Boy Floyd
7. Hickory Wind
8. One Hundred Years From Now
9. Blue Canadian Rockies


10:30pm - Bourbon Express

10. Life In Prison
11. Nothing Was Delivered
12. All I Have Are Memories

11pm - The DiveBombers
13. You Got A Reputation
14. Pretty Polly
15. Lazy Days 


Midnight Special- The DiveBombers

TUESDAY 9/2
8pm- Mandolin 

9pm- The Lonesome Cupcakes 
Genre: Country
For fans of: Dwight Yoakam, Buck Owens Junior Brown, Ernest Tubb

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

http://www.lonesomecupcakes.com


10pm- Jerid Nowell
Genre: rock/indie/pop
For fans of: Imagine Dragons, One Republic, Muse

A singer, songwriter, and musician out of Phoenix, Arizona, where music prospects normally shrivel and die in the barren desert, Jerid took a fateful trip to NYC to start singing to more than cacti and the occasional scorpion, and hasn’t looked back. His journey is present, & his goals are set high. With a full band behind him, the future is endless.

“Full of emotion and gut-wrenching lyrics, ‘Outburst’ calls for a renaissance of rock-an-roll vibes along some present day production.” —  Sarah Tariq, Vibe Magazine

www.JeridNowell.com


11pm- 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
 

WEDNESDAY 9/3
8pm- Kita P
Genre: Soulful, R&B, Folk
For fans of: Allen Stone, Marsha Ambrosious, 90s R&B

Singer/songwriter that portrays personal experiences through her music. Singing all her life her influences range from Curtis Mayfield, Badu, Krystle Warren, and many others. Her sound is a package of acoustic, soulful, folky melodies. When asked to describe the Kita P sound, she sums it up in two words, “Blind Vibe.” Check out her debut self-titled EP on itunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp.com, & spotify.

KitaPMusic.com 

KitaP.bandcamp.com
Facebook.com/kitapmusic
http://vimeo.com/81273209


9pm- The Short Line Project 
Genre: Acoustic Free Funk
For fans of:  Mehliana, Now vs. Now, Mathew Shipp.

The Short Line Project is an acoustic free-funk ensemble based in Brooklyn. They play highly communicative yet completely improvised music, with a deep groove and soulful melodies. David Bertrand on flute, Julia Chen on piano, Ofer Gazit on bass and Carter Bales on drums sound the lines between aggressive and delicate in this unique, ear-opening band.      

https://theshortlineproject.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlPiZMJMaKQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIpwxQqgJ0w


10pm- The Academics
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Modest Mouse, The Felice Brothers, Bright Eyes, Lorde

The Academics consist of a rotating cast of musicians led by singer-songwriter Adam LaGreca and are based in Brooklyn, NY. The "Happier EP" is the project's first home-brewed release and features artists from New York City and Long Island.

“Adam LaGreca: Our favorite musical lexophile.”—SHK Magazine


theacademicsloveyou.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdq3g2kxutY
soundcloud.com/theacademicsloveyou
undiemusic.com/theacademics 


11pm- Voodoo Boogaloo
Genre: Indietronica
For fans of:  Little Dragon, Lana Del Rey, Flatbush Zombies, Sparklehorse, Clams Casino, Hydrabadd, and Darkside.

Wide and open fields of angelic verses are met by huge sonic temples that call the listener to worship. The effect is an embrace of the simple, yet powerful message that each song encases. They are messages of acceptance, encouragement, and love. Cardona's voice will soften you into submission while Woodyard's instrumentals pump your blood. This is a process that you can dance to.

*…a lush aggregate of sweeping sonic melodies, interviewed and found-sound vocal drops, lyric flows, as well as rising and falling bass pads all recalling the darker and sometimes more sinister moments of Portishead’s Dummy.

*Cardona’s singing serves as a strong foundation for both the rhythmic and leading melodic progression making a listener “feel” Cardona’s singing and Woodyard’s beats interwoven like the satisfying “click” of a lock and key.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fillingupyourcup
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/voodooboogaloo/sets/yawny-yelly-glowy-floaty
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/fillingupyourcup
 
 
FRIDAY 9/5
8pm- Ryan Cole and the Paper Souls
Genre: Funk/Folk

This Funk/Folk trio has been in the NYC music scene for over a year now. With classic funk style rhythms and folk/soul vocals, the Paper Soul’s unique song writing has grown in popularity since they started in a filthy basement. They have headlined such venues as Bitter End, Trash Bar, and Fontana’s. This band is more about grooving souls than making money, so groove away.

https://www.facebook.com/RyanColeAndThePaperSouls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V5mHGM-3dc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCS8JF1oU08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZYvzN7CqWA


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).

Fellaheens releases include a new full-length album (recorded primarily at Seaside Lounge Studios in Park Slope, Brooklyn), entitled “You Either Get Hands or Get Wings”, the followup to its highly-acclaimed 2012 release “Death & Frolic”.

“Armed with oddball, brilliant compositions containing humor, verve, alacrity, and mysteriousness, [Fellaheen’s] songs play out as a cinematic noir soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t exist. Bruce Hanson plays the world-weary, self-destructive private dick hellbent on solving the vicissitudes of his own psyche.” —Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly

“You just gotta admire the ambition, ingenuity and imagination at work.... [Fellaheen] skillfully blends elements of moody jazz, gritty blues, and melodic alternative rock into a fresh, compelling and harmonic synthesis. The cool, raspy vocals likewise hit the soulful spot. Ditto the quirky, yet incisive lyrics. Best of all, there's a hypnotic smoky atmosphere evident throughout which adds immensely to the overall sonic richness of this excellent and inspired oddball project.” —Joe Wawyrnizak, Jersey Beat Magazine

“What does cigarette smoke sound like? It sounds like Fellaheen’s “Always on the Way.” The smoke suffuses the lead vocal and oozes through the song’s twin accordion cushion. Listening to this, I imagine a Parisian café, filled with scientists and artists making secret plans. That may sound bizarre, but the musical setting here makes it entirely plausible.” — Oliver di Place

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

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

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

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

http://www.fellaheen.com


10pm- Brandi & The Alexanders
Genre: Soul/R&B
For fans of: Aretha Franklin, Sharon Jones, D’Angelo, James Brown, Jack Black’s band at the end of High Fidelity

Brandi & The Alexanders perform God damn soul music!  We play that good old fashioned good grinding good roaring ain’t nothing wrong with getting down tonight baby and feeling the floor now music.”

www.facebook.com/brandiandthealexanders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tyo3RTt2_Bs
 
SATURDAY 9/6
8pm- Stanley John Mitchell and his Band of Buddies
Genre: Americana/singer -songwriter
For fans of:  Mumford and Sons, Neil Finn, Chuck Berry

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

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

Stanleyjohnmitchell.com


9pm- 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  


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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY 9/8
8pm- Band in a Box
Genre: Jazz/Swing (1940’s/1950’s)
For fans of: Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Doris Day, Betty Hutton, Julie London, Peggy Lee,
Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and other classic jazz artists

Band In A Box has a captivating jazz/swing style that will leave you singing along! Enjoy the
sound that will take you back to the 1940's/1950's. The songs they perform range from classic jazz songs such as "Autumn Leaves" and "Sentimental Journey" to fresh big bandstyle songs such as "Murder, He Says". The New York based band has played in venues all over NY. Their sound has been described as “refreshing” and “enchanting”!

http://www.reverbnation.com/bandinabox
https://www.facebook.com/AmandaSprecherVocalist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc7kKHi4AkI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yieYeK_Utw 


9pm- Rolland Ramos

10pm- Less Is More 
Genre: Alternative/Folk
For fans of: Lowland Hum, The Civil Wars, Of Monsters and Men, The Staves, Lumineers

“…they have something special going on with a strong musical connection between them that enables them to tell the audience a story that will give them their undivided musical attention and have them as devoted followers in the process.  An immensely talented duo that I would love to hear more from in the future.” – Music Box Pete

Ranked under April 2014’s “New and Notables” artists and “Top Downloads” -NoiseTrade

www.lessismoreband.com
https://soundcloud.com/lessismore9912  
http://noisetrade.com/lessismore 


11pm- Ben Aaron Lasman
Genre: acoustic alt-rock/country
For fans of: Hank Williams, The La's, Bob Dylan, Bob Mould, Smashing Pumpkins

Ben Aaron Lasman is a singer-songwriter living in New York City. His open-tuned, three-minute acoustic pop songs draw on the traditions of classic country, 80s and 90s alternative rock, Madchester and garage blues. He works as an editor, writes fiction and gigs in NYC. The ghosts of his old bands and projects are scattered throughout the internet in the form of innumerable abandoned MySpace, purevolume and Bandcamp pages, as yet awaiting rediscovery. He is currently working on his first solo album under his own name, titled "All This Could Be Yours."

"There's a breed of musician so keenly studied in the American sonic genome that every whisper rides on the dissipating waves of Hank Williams' yowls, beaming out into space. War on Drugs and Daughn Gibson come to mind as prime examples, and now we have Ben Lasman."—Ben Heller, founder, Ampeatermusic.com


 
TUESDAY 9/9
9pm- Collin Couvillion
Genre: blues/folk
For fans of: Beck, Tom Waits, R.L. Burnside, Jack White

After playing in numerous bands and serving as a vocalist/percussionist for the long running  off-broadway show De La Guarda, Collin struck out on his own creating his own unique musical gumbo. Using foot percussion and an acoustic guitar, Collin jumps from deep blues, folk standards, his own songs, and even 80's one hit wonders. Collin's wrote the score for the film "Objects Attack!" which is currently winning awards and taking names on the independent festival circuit.

couvillionville.com
objectsattack.com


10pm- Sweaters

11pm- Wired Era 
Genre: Alternative Rock/ Pop
For fans of: Coldplay, Maroon 5, The Killers, The Kickdrums

The Wired Era are a four man band consisting of Steve Winiarski (Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar), Nick Winiarski ( Lead guitar, vocals), Rocco DeRose (Bass, Vocals) and Ryan Bihn (Drums, Vocals).  The Wired Era is committed to making amazing music.   The Wired Era are working tirelessly in the studio to release a new EP in Summer of 2014.  Their uplifting sounds only highlight the journey of The Wired Era and brings the listeners on a dynamic adventure.  

Indie Band Blog- "The songs range across a wide set of themes as the duo build up their track listing that demonstrate The Wired Era is a versatile and able outfit  - which is full credit to them as far too many bands I come across seem determined to have one song and only one to throw out into the melting pot."


WEDNESDAY 9/10
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. M.F.has been surrounded by musicians since the moment she was born. It took her many years to realize and accept the fact that she is becoming a musician herself. After a decade spent gaining experiences on the Prague Jazz Scene (from blues and fusion oriented bands to cooperations with international bands, backing up rockstars and diving into silence with music therapy), she decided to get her ass kicked by the New York City, especially due to her having a serious affair with the devilish Charette and his "reliably burning" chops.

“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- Seafarers Unite 
Genre: modern folk
For fans of: Fleet Foxes, The Lumineers, Bob Dylan

Seafarers Unite is a collection of amateur and professional musicians based in NYC, but
hailing from far and wide. They perform a brand of modern folk, weaving tales of city life old and new, and with nautical themes a-plenty. In another life, all would surely have been captains, boatswains or longshoremen.

www.seafarersunite.com


10pm- The Judy Blooms 

11pm- Pork Chop Willie

THURSDAY 9/11
8pm- 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 


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

Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a 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
 

10pm- The Nice Ones 

11pm- Jack Davis and Crossbite
Genre: Rock, blues rock, RnB
For fans of: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chicago, Dave Matthews, Black Crowes, Laura Nyro, The Doors

Jack Davis and Crossbite brings a totally unique voice to the NYC music scene. An unusual but natural sound born of rock, blues and RnB with elements of country, Celtic, African and Native American music.  Fronted by singer/songwriter Jack Davis, the crack rhythm section of bass, drums & guitar is topped off by intense, storytelling lyrics, hard blowing trombone, the Irish bodhran and congas.  Driving tunes to get your heart, brain and loins pumping.  This bunch loves to play and hang with good folks.

Web: http://www.jackdavisandcrossbite.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-Davis-and-Crossbite/101768283424
https://twitter.com/jackceol

Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYdDIE8XDRA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3q8Kv2EtkM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pZXUJ0ig5M

Audio: http://www.jango.com/music/Jack+Davis+and+Crossbite?l=0 
http://www.last.fm/music/Jack+Davis+and+Crossbite
 

FRIDAY 9/12
8pm-  Jake Canull
Genre:  Folk/Rock/Pop Musician
For fans of: Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, James Blake, Ray LaMontagne, Jack Johnson.

Canull is a singer-songwriter from Dutchess County, New York.  He moved to New York City and released an EP titled “Found Myself” in the Fall of 2013.  The short album was internet-release only and it can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, bandcamp, noisetrade, etc.

http://www.jakecanull.com
https://soundcloud.com/jake-canull
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lucky-guy/id708451306?i=708451317&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 


9pm- JD Patch
For fans of: Country and honky tonk music
We play hell raisin' beer drinking blue collar roadhouse honky tonk music. Play a lot of originals with a few covers from Hank Jr to Waylon to Merle Haggard.


deadamble.com 


10pm- 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- 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



SATURDAY 9/13
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 FULL REVIEW


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

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

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


midnight- Dragon FLY 
Dragon Fly is a French DJ/Producer, Saxophonist, and Composer who collaborates with a number of bands in France. His new project brings electro-dub-jazz-hip hop along with live saxophone improvisations, with influences from world, reggae, Balkan and funk music. Dragon Fly's compositions and remixes will take you on an eclectic musical journey from roots to urban sounds... KEEP THE PERCH & HAVE A NICE TRIP!

https://soundcloud.com/dragon-fly-7
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragon-FLY/190676567761808?ref=hl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCr6G43qZUc
 

MONDAY 9/15
8pm- Richard Bryant
Genre: Singer/songwriter
For fans of: Cash/Dylan/Waits/Earle/Hank

Richard Bryant drives his guitar down found highways, through lost hedges and back alleys, even straying way over in the Territory prowling for the odd chord or dying note that might give shape to some musical notion he’s taken. He found a minor sixth chord in Arkansas once, but traded it for a flat fiver on Staten Island. Prying ears might hear a Luther Perkins lick leaning into a jazz cliché, all propped up by Howlin’ Wolf’s kickstand, replete with rack harmonica chugging nervously like a Hummer waiting for a tune-up. For all that, the tunes are hummable. Bryant takes leave of the ordinary, except when the ordinary serves his purpose.

 “#197 with a bullet!” according to Dave Miller’s ranking of “The Waltz of the Blue Devils” at nothingbutgoodthings.blogspot.com – top 300 songs of the 1990s – a tune Bryant created (seems like only) yesterday.
 

soundcloud.com/#richard-97-2

9pm- Irving Louis Lattin
Genre: Solo rhythm & blues/Soul artist
For fans of:  Lou Rawls, Keb Mo & Bill Withers - guitar & vocals

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, I have been a full time professional musician for more than 30yrs. Vocalist on local & national tv & radio ads for Cover Girl, Modell's sporting goods, Chevy trucks, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, etc...R&B is my specialty but I also do some classic pop & rock songs and am a sand leader & songwriter of my own music as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psRbNT36BZo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm_gZWwC_r4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDWq_bAraWg


10pm- Elbowtoe

11pm- James Margolis
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Folk, Hip Hop, For fans of: Music
Recently moved to NYC, James is playing at as many places as he possibly can.  A member of approximately a million bands, he is a collaborator, but mostly a songwriter.   


www.jamesmargolis.bandcamp.com
                                                         

TUESDAY 9/16
8pm-

9pm- Yael Kraus 
Genre: alternative torch songs
For fans of:  Regina Spektor, P.J.Harvey, Nora Jones.

Yael Kraus is a singer/songwriter, born and raised in Israel. Kraus released her debut solo album, Boutique, in 2010 after fronting the art-rock band Panic Ensemble, as well as the Brazilian Bossa Nova flavored project, Bussa and collaborating with a large variety of artists. She is currently living in NYC, where she’s working on her next album with Van Goose, and performing with her three piece band (Guitar, Keyboard and drums). 

“Yael Kraus, independent rock singer, from ethereal cabaret to saucy, blunt brutality in solitary melodies, her eclectic sound reflects her early years in the Middle East, as well as influences ranging from '90's Rock to Bossanova, Trip-hop, Blues and Jazz traditions. The mixture that emerged contributes to her international and unique sound”.


http://www.yaelkraus.com/
http://yaelkraus.bandcamp.com/
http://youtu.be/pppbimdN6_E
 

10pm- Pocket Vinyl
Genre: Piano Slam Rock
For Fans Of: Cloud Cult, Beck, Ben Folds Five, Ezra Furman, Spoon

Pocket Vinyl is primarily a story of love. Eric Stevenson and Elizabeth Jancewicz met in 2009 and starting dating in early 2010. They went on their first tour in the summer of 2010 showcasing their unique show which includes a man who hits, beats, and slams a piano with his blistered fingers while a woman (a very beautiful woman) creates a brand new painting each night. Every show was different, and each show memorable to those who came. Now hailing from New London, CT, they've played over 275 shows in over 25 states, hand-make most of their merch, have created dozens of music videos, road documentaries, and other videos, as well as released 3 EPs and 3 full length albums. No matter where they're playing or who they're playing to, they always bring the intensity 100%.

Winners of 9 Whalie Awards, including:
-Album of the Year for “Death Anxiety” (2014)
-Pop Band of the Year (2014)
-Best Music Video (2013)
-Song of the Year “Quiet Epiphany” (2012)

“Most of all, I am moved and impressed by the honesty and boldness of the lyrics. The songs are powerful. Transparency is consistent and it makes me feel like I understand a thing or two about the two members of Pocket Vinyl even if I’ve never spoken a word with them. More so, it makes me feel like they understand me.” - Sean Huncherick, I Am Tuned Up, rated “Death Anxiety” 2nd best album of 2013

"Pocket Vinyl sounds like powerful, piano based rock constructed around Eric Stevenson’s intricate songwriting, energetic musicianship and smooth vocals. As if that’s not enough, there is so much more to this band than meets the ear. Pocket Vinyl is as much about the visual experience as it is about the music; Elizabeth Jancewicz, on stage artist and wife of Stevenson, completes the second half of this duo. Accompanying Stevenson and his piano on stage, Jancewicz trades instrument for paintbrush, creating an original work of art at every show. These paintings, often character based and always vibrantly colorful, bring the music to life in front of your eyes." - lastfret.com


Don't:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQL1A8dcKKI
Heaven, Hell, or Nihilism:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfyeo1CEES0
A Little Joke:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFZoL9lOlvU
Official Website: http://www.pocketvinyl.com
Bandcamp: http://pocketvinyl.bandcamp.com
Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/PocketVinyl
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pocketvinyl
CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/PocketVinyl


11pm- Daphne Lee Martin 
Genre: Songwriter/Electronic
For fans of: Bat for Lashes, Portishead, Aimee Mann

After a whirlwind affair with roots music, garnering her several songwriting and performance awards, including CT Music Awards' 2012 Country Artist of the Year and Whalie Awards' Album of the Year, Daphne Lee Martin is back in force with a new collection of songs on her latest pair of records, Frost & Moxie (Telegraph Recording Company). Since its release, the albums have been featured on The Needle Drop, Rolling Stone contributor Eric Danton's Listen, Dammit, NPR's Where We Live, No Depression, WTNH's CT Style, The Day's Live Lunch Break, and Boston Dig, Surviving the Golden Age, Daytrotter, Radio K, as well as a number of other national blogs and zines. Moxie charted in the Top 200 CMJ weekly chart (with over 45 adds) and was included in Under the Radar's official SXSW Sampler followed by three national tours including SXSW. In 2014 Daphne was nominated in the New England Music Awards for Female Performer of the Year as well as the CT Music Awards Singer/Songwriter of the Year.

"Channeling Peggy Lee singing in some interstellar speakeasy backed by Jack White, where the fashion of bowler hats and bow ties are mixed with Go Go boots and mini-skirts" -Rick Bowen, No Depression

"Lemme tell you it's a badly behaved set of tracks. It's a liquored up weekend whose hangover lasts well into the work week." -Anthony Fantano, The Needle Drop

"Moxie is an altogether different affair. Less a collection of songs – more a soundtrack to a wild burlesque show. Underwater, dreamy vocals, you hear reggae beats under New Orleans horns….bossa nova…honky tonk…Gypsy and swing….all in a late-night cabaret. " -John Dankosky, NPR

“The music is a little dirty, a little dangerous but a hell of a good time.” - Chip McCabe, CT.com

”Cheeky, and full of verve and swing... equal to anything Dr. John might have conjured up in his voodoo lair.” - Vincent Bator, Examiner.com

“With her strong writing style and sultry vocal delivery, Martin has you in the palm of her hand from track one.” - Troy Michael, Innocent Words Chicago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHjzXwa1FC4
https://soundcloud.com/telegraph-recording-co/sets/moxie-daphne-lee-martin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93WIkMnm6Dk#t=0
http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/daphne-lee-martin/20057407-37385058&playerLoadAndPlayConcert=20057407-37385058
 

WEDNESDAY 9/17
8pm- Hiro Suzuki Band
Genre: Blues, Country, Rock, etc...

http://profile.ameba.jp/hs335bluz/


10pm- Tammy Ying 

11pm- ionie
Genre: Pop-Rock-Jazz
For fans of:  Amy Winehouse, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, Adele, Sara Bareilles

With a melody in her blood and on her lips, Ionie blends pop and jazz the way whiskey goes with chocolate. She is known for her candor as a songwriter, a deeply soulful sound, and melodies you can't forget. Ionie was born and raised just north of San Francisco by a jazz-loving father and dancing mother, running everything from Diana Krall to The Buena Vista Social Club through her veins and vocal cords.

ioniemusic.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmD1ApZ2UvI
 

THURSDAY 9/18
8pm- Giant Flying Turtles
Genre: high energy roots music, blues - jazz – rock - americana

Giant Flying Turtles plays high energy roots music, blues - jazz – rock - americana. With 2 singers their unique sounding harmonies compliment their gutsy instrumental adventures. Their passionate performances are garnering them a consistently growing fanbase. The members have toured Europe and the US in various outfits and are staunch advocates of music played well, from the heart.

Their song Raven Hair is featured in the festival favorite One Wall – Kings of Coney Island. Their song Keep My Dream Alive is the theme of the film Shining In The Dark which was nominated in The Moscow International Film Festival, and they were invited to perform it there.

"Don't let their boyish good looks fool you, these rockers come from the schoolings of legendary acts like Pink Floyd, Yes, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and The Beatles." - JOSEPH KELLEY, Balcony TV http://www.BalconyTV.com


“Tinges of different musical styles that are touched upon with class and the right amount of sparseness that tickle your ears and bring a smile to your face”....

“Great vocals, harmonies and catchy hooks. Giant Flying Turtles ROCK!” – Zest Radio

"“Giant Flying Turtles played in the rain, and they were great.”... “A little rain wasn’t going to stop those flying turtles.”" - Colin Mixson, Brooklyn Daily (May 21, 2013)

"The Phoenix Fest had a few very pleasant surprises for me. Giant Flying Turtles was perhaps the biggest. Having never seen you them before, it took a few seconds to figure out the level of musicianship is outstanding. It took a couple minutes to recognize their style is original and fresh and the arrangements are very interesting. As with many things that are different, it sometimes takes a while to absorb all the facets, but by the end of the set, I was a big fan. These guys have fun and make it fun for the audience. Since Saturday, I listened to the CD and find that I want to keep it in the CD player and continue to listen, as it just keeps getting better and better! I hope to catch this band again very soon. - Ed Comeau 5/27/13

www.giantflyingturtles.com
http://facebook.com/GiantFlyingTurtlesBand

http://youtu.be/Na68mIugrho
http://youtu.be/nI_kWJcEmoc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=patiuJnWARY
http://giantflyingturtles.bandcamp.com/

9pm- Noble Kin

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- 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 and are currently working on a new EP scheduled for release in early 2014.

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

FRIDAY 9/19
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


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

9pm- Drina Seay
Genre: Americana, Country-Noir, 60’s Era Pop-Rock  
For fans of:  Eilen Jewell, Elizabeth Cook, Neko Case, Bobbie Gentry, Nancy Sinatra

Drina Seay’s unique original songs combine many styles of American roots music including blues, jazz, soul, country, folk, and rock. Her band is a who’s who of the New York City independent music scene, with Homeboy Steve (Dirty Water Dogs) on guitar, Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin (Li’l Mo and the Monicats) on bass, and Eric Seftel (Spanking Charlene) on drums. New York Music Daily (http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/) chose Drina’s live show for their list of The 30 Best NYC Concerts of 2013. They also chose Drina’s original song “Chase My Blues Away” for their list of 100 Best Songs of 2013, which you can download for free at www.drinaseay.com/music.

“A couple of years ago, Drina Seay was singing harmonies with what seemed like every good country band within earshot. Now she has her own band, which frees her up from having to hang out way, way up in the high notes where only a singer of her caliber can go. Instead, out in front of the band, she uses a richly nuanced, high midrange, drawing deeply on all styles of Americana from country to soul to blues to straight-up rock. Her songwriting is just as sophisticated and eclectic.” - http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com

www.drinaseay.com  
www.facebook.com/Drina.Seay
 

10pm- Trailer Radio
Genre:  Country & Blues
For fans of:  Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Ray Stevens, Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, The Chalks, Johnny Cash, Southern Culture on the Skids

Trailer Radio jumped onto the New York City scene faster than a redneck on a Nascar Ticket in October 2010. The group, lead by WV native Shannon Brown, delivers an eclectic mix of original and classic country and features musicians who have worked with artists including Elton John, Levon Helm, The Lonesome Praire Dogs, Lou Rawls and others.
In 2011 Trailer Radio released a self-titled debut album with a fresh sound that celebrates the hillbilly way of life in songs delivered with backhanded-backwoods humor, lively arrangements and quirky guitar licks that complement Shannon Brown’s strong vocals and straight-up country sass.

"Shannon Brown has a belting vocal and a crew of deadly shit kicking musicians. I've said it here before but this band produces some of the funniest and punchiest country music in Brooklyn." Read more...
~ Neville Elder, No Depression, The Roots Music Authority

"If classic country music from the 60s and 70s with a comedic edge is your thing, you'll love Trailer Radio...their new album is excellent." Read more...
~ New York Music Daily

"Their new album has a fresh sound that celebrates the hillbilly way of life in songs delivered with backhanded-backwoods humor, lively arrangements and quirky licks that complement Shannon Brown's strong vocals and straight-up country sass." Read more...
~ Richard Diehn, Outlaw Magazine

www.trailerradio.com
 

SATURDAY 9/20
5pm- Democlese Clash

8pm- Rob Jennings
Genre: pop/rock/folk
For fans of:  The Beatles, The Beach Boys.

Rob Jennings is a Singer-Songwriter from New Jersey with a talent for melody and harmony that recalls the Pet Sounds/Smile era of The Beach Boys, all while retaining his own unique voice. He will be debuting songs from a new 5 song EP in the works titled "The Boulevard Gone."

"As if his musicianship wasn't enough, Rob's voice might be the highlight of the entire project." -Handclap Movement

"his sound goes down like butter." - The Deli Magazine

www.soundcloud.com/robjenningsmusic
www.facebook.com/robjenningsmusic
Twitter: @Rob_Jennings
youtube.com/robjenningsalbum
 

9pm- Chamber Band
Genre: Indie rock
For fans of: The Decemberists, Coheed and Cambria, Dungeons & Dragons

Sounding equal parts The Decemberists and Coheed and Cambria (by way of Danny Elfman), Chamber Band -- a name taken ironically, we're told -- endlessly strives to strike the right balance between playing no-frills indie rock and telling a good goddamn story. The Brooklyn five-hander has a propensity towards keeping it brief, burning through their jams with hooky, minimalist musicality, stopping only to guzzle their drinks or poll the audience about "where the Catan at." They're currently playing and promoting their debut album, Deities -- eleven sticky tracks about love and heartbreak in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.

“Unholy.” – San Diego Reader (July 2013)
“A critical hit.” – Trollish Delver
“This is the shit right here.” – Nerd Titan
“Damn good… damn good indeed.” – Geek Radio Daily (GRD 198)
“Epic… worthy of the bardic tradition.” – BlogCritics.org
“I was reminded of Led Zeppelin, another band that never shied away from constructing little lyrical universes.”– Feast of Music
“Seriously, if you haven't already clicked on the link to their Bandcamp page and bought this, you need to do that right now.” - Geekland

www.chamberband.com
www.youtube.com/ChamberBandNYC


10pm- Denbaya
Genre: Afro Jazz
For fans of: Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Salif Keita, Ali Farka Toure

Denbaya (which means family in Bambara) performs captivating, original compositions that defy easy categorizations. Steeped in the West African rhythmic and musical tradition, Denbaya plays tunes with influences that range from jazz and rock to reggae while remaining true to the spirit of Malian music

" I feel that you are one of the BEST independent artists out there right now." Christopher Ewing Emmy Award winner and Host of "The Radio Cafe ReverbNation Indie Music Countdown"
- Christopher Ewing, Indie Music Countdown (May 03, 2011)

http://www.denbaya.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTJYzq2Uqfc
 

MONDAY 9/22
9pm- Malcolm Marsden 
Genre: Folk-based rock & pop
For fans of: Richard Thompson, Nick Lowe, Hank Williams

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

http://malcolmmarsden.wordpress.com/


10pm- 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
 

11pm- Smooth Hound Smith
Genre: Roots/Americana/Psychedelic Soul
For fans of:  Shovels & Rope, The Black Keys, The Wood Brothers

Smooth Hound Smith is an East Nashville-based foot stompin' American roots and blues duo. Established in 2012, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.

"In the case of Smooth Hound Smith, two is all that’s needed to brew a raucous clash of backwoods folk, raw blues, and underground rock."    ~ No Depression

"Smooth Hound Smith delivered an electrifying performance and transformed the sleepy tavern style downtown LA bar...into a lively dance hall..."~ deftune.com

"Smooth Hound Smith sounds like what would happen if you boiled the best things about The Black Keys and Kings of Leon down to their essence, stripped out the over-production, added some impassioned female vocals and wrapped it all in a swaggering Country/Soul bow."~ CityBeat

www.SmoothHoundSmith.com
 

TUESDAY 9/23
8pm- 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


9pm- Motel Sinclair 

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- Osloh

WEDNESDAY 9/24 
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- Phantom Pop
Genre: Jazz/Funk
For fans of:  Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, Robert Glasper Experiment

Phantom Pop is a project created by Dave Lowenthal to record an album of original music. 
Dave is joined by Josh Schusterman on Drums, Haruka Yabuno on Keys, Matt Giella on Cornet , and Atsushi Ouchi on Tenor Sax. The music combines elements of modern jazz, funk, fusion, and neo-soul.  The album will be released in 2014

http://www.phantompop.com   
http://www.facebook.com/phant0mpop 


10pm- The Rat Problem 

11pm- Stompcat
  
THURSDAY 9/25
8pm- Joshua Garcia
Genre:  Folk, Country, Blues
For fans of:  Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Woody Guthrie

Joshua Garcia is a folk-singer songwriter whose music and writing style draws upon the influences of his musical heroes Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Born in Los Angeles, Joshua spent a handful of years writing in Providence, RI before moving to Brooklyn, NY last September. Equipped with a guitar and a little bit of attitude, Joshua has a lot to say. As he often tells his crowds, “If you do your best to listen; I’ll do my best to not forget all the words!”

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


9pm- The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!
Genre: Blues/Country/Gospel
For fans of: Hank Williams, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf.

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

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

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

10pm- The Jacks of Kings County
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- Double Down

FRIDAY 9/26
8pm- The Salt Cracker Crazies
For fans of:  The Memphis Jug Band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas

The Salt Cracker Crazies have been playing their own brand of jug centric skiffle for centuries. They sing about unicorns. They sing about fireworks. They sing about poontang. Once you've heard their bone rattling, floor shaking, gut thumping hokum, you'll want to bang on something...hard.

http://www.facebook.com/SaltCrackerCrazies
http://vimeo.com/25493746


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


Midnight Special - 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


 

SATURDAY 9/27
8pm- Yellowcake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com


MONDAY 9/29
8pm- Steve Volkmann
Genre: alternative folk rock
For fans of:  Mark Knopfler, Jack Bruce, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello and The Grateful Dead

New York singer/songwriter, bass player Steve Volkmann performs original songs that tell stories from his experiences in daily life. Inspired by the music he grew up listening to in the 70’s and 80’s, he picked up the guitar and electric bass and began playing in original rock n’ roll bands in the Boston, MA and Providence, RI areas. Steve moved to New York City ten years ago and currently focuses on playing acoustic bass and writing new songs.


http://stevevolkmannmusic.com/  
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbuN_cIEolJT6PZ1LMrCiNA

https://soundcloud.com/steve-volkmann  

9pm- Alex Alexion

10pm- Terry Wolfers

11pm- 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
 

TUESDAY 9/30
8pm- Liza Warrior Princess
Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter
For fans of: Johnny Cash, Lana Del Ray, Vladimir Nabokov, Spike Jonze, and Patsy Cline

Liza Warrior Princess is a modern folk singer-songwriter based in Gowanus, but originally hailing from Detroit, Michigan.  Her fiery vocal stylings mix the bluesy grit of her dystopian hometownwith the spooky dissonance of her Slavic motherland. With an eye for the absurd in the modern tech landscape, her lyrics explore the numerous ways we embrace and yet fear our iPhones and (oh yes) our OKCupid profiles. Unlike recent big acts in the world of folk, she refuses to wear suspenders and/or pretend it is 1890.

https://www.facebook.com/LizaWarriorPrincess
https://soundcloud.com/lizalizaliza


9pm- The Saturday Giant
Genre: art rock
For fans of: Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Pinback, The Antlers

The Saturday Giant is the one-man art-rock band from Columbus, Ohio, established in 2010. Since then, The Saturday Giant has produced three releases, played dozens of shows across the U.S., collaborated with technology conferences and performing arts groups, and become one of the most respected acts in his hometown—all while crafting an innovative and compelling live show in which he sculpts layers of guitars, drums, bass lines, beat boxing, keyboards and vocals into towering walls of sound, without the aid of prerecorded samples. Even while maintaining his rigorous touring schedule, The Saturday Giant is preparing his full-length debut for 2014.

"A one man band who carries the show with charismatic charm and pop hooks." -The Sunday Idiom [Michigan]

"Downright impressive…an indie-rock take on the one-man band with pop-melodies and looped reverb goodness." -Knoxville Music Warehouse [Tennessee]

"Previously, Andrew Bird was the one exception to my anti-one-man-band rule. As of last weekend, Saturday Giant is my new exception." -The Other Paper [Ohio]

http://youtu.be/rDTpk4p1yr0 - "The Fix"
http://vimeo.com/33752501 - "When Death Comes"




10pm- Natalie Mishell 

11pm- Dave Hassell Quintet

Wednesday 10/1
8pm- The Irresponsibles 

9pm- The Met

10pm- Out of System Transfer

11pm- Nolan Kennedy
Genre: singer songwriter, alternative
For fans of: Ray Lamontagne, Goo Goo Dolls, Ed Sheeran, Gavin Degraw
 
Born with an ear for music, Nolan Kennedy draws listeners in with his compelling music. Inspired by life events, Nolan’s ultimate goal is to help people. He writes to help listeners reflect on their hardships as well as appreciate their greatest memories.

http://nolankennedyofficial.wordpress.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/nolankennedy
https://www.facebook.com/thenolankennedy?ref=br_tf
https://twitter.com/thenolankennedy


SUPER WEEK 10/3-12
Anyone with a New York Super Week card will receive happy hour prices all week.  







FRIDAY 10/3
8pm- Bucky Hayes
Bucky Hayes is a Brooklyn-based, by way of Georgia, Singer-Songwriter.  Influenced by the melodies and craftsmanship of classic country and soul music, he constructs his own tunes and sound with roots in these styles filtered through the urban experiences which are his everyday existence.

buckyhayes.com


9pm- The Doubleclicks
Genre: Nerd Folk
For fans of: Kimya Dawson, Jonathan Coulton, Amanda Palmer, Tom Lehrer

The Doubleclicks sing heartfelt songs about geeky things like Dungeons and Dragons, dinosaurs, and Pride & Prejudice. The sisters from Portland, Oregon play cello and ukulele and travel the country playing for "nerds" and "normals" everywhere. Their 2013 album Lasers and Feelings hit the top 10 in Billboard's comedy charts and included the viral hit geek girl anthem, "Nothing to Prove."

“The Doubleclicks are my favorite. They’re sisters, they play the ukulele and the cello, and they sing about nerd stuff like D&D, dinosaurs, WoW. They are just delightful people, too, and I can’t wait to perform with them again.” — Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, The Guild, Big Bang Theory)

thedoubleclicks.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Rjy5yW1gQ
 

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


Special Midnight Show: Chris Ford 
Genre: Pop/alternative/folk
For fans of:  Ed Sheeran, Passenger, Elliot Smith, Damien Rice

During a mad cap adventure to New York Chris had the amazing opportunity of interviewing John Cale of The Velvet Underground. Getting on well, John encouraged Chris to perform for the first time in his life in the west village. Chris returned to London and began writing his first album This Atlantic Low. Released in Ireland, My Strength My Weakness and The Morning Light achieved widespread airplay on national radio. Going back to basics on his next album All Caught Up, an album inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, the track When The Sun Grows Cold started picking up very strong radio support around the UK. After signing with Cooking Vinyl Music Chris has been recording tracks for his next album with Pascale Giovetto [My Bloody Valentine, Elvis Costello, Bjork] 


“Imaginative and Captivating” The Guardian
“The best attributes of the best singer/songwriters around” The Irish Times
“Instant recognition many artists crave but only few can achieve” Hot Press

http://www.chrisford.co.uk/  

http://youtu.be/vACH5Cs_K6I
https://soundcloud.com/chris-ford-new-music/lovefalls
https://soundcloud.com/chrisfordbbcradio/the-light-on-the-hill
https://soundcloud.com/chrisfordbbcradio/fyi-for-your-informationhttpACH5Cs_K6I
 

SATURDAY 10/4
8pm- Stanley John Mitchell and his Band of Buddies
Genre: Americana/singer -songwriter
For fans of:  Mumford and Sons, Neil Finn, Chuck Berry

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

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

Stanleyjohnmitchell.com


9pm- Chevy Lopez
Genre: Indie Funk/Jazz
For fans of: Big Brother and the Holding Company, Amy Winehouse, John Butler Trio

Chevy Lopez is a high-energy fusion band that tours the tri-state and beyond, blending everything from soul to reggae. A mix of New Jersey and NYC dwellers, Chevy Lopez has come a long way from their cover band roots. Their original tunes now bring audiences to the brink of frenzied, funkadelic, fanaticism. Featuring: Lexi Todd on Vocals, Greg Warren on Lead Guitar, Julian Massiah on Saxophone, Chris Cielazewicz on Drums, Giovanni Stockton-Roussini on Bass Guitar, and Ryan McShea on Rhythm Guitar/Keyboard/Percussion. Find Chevy Lopez on Facebook for more information, links to music, and future dates and locations!  

"With a striking leading lady and her sultry vocal skills, the funk-reggae-jam-rock-fusion ban Chevy Lopez has something extra special..." -Victoria Lassonde - The Sandpaper

"Chevy Lopez flat out killed it with their soulful, jazz-rock fusion style and impressive jam sessions." -- Michael Molinaro, The Sandpaper


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY 10/7
8pm- Antonio Piretti TOZ / Maybritt Assmus 

10pm- Mt. Thelonious 

THURSDAY 10/9
8pm- Dr. Who Trivia and Costume Contest

$10 advance tickets and at the door
http://www.showclix.com/event/3854106

Join host Chris Cummins (Den of Geek, Topless Robot, Geekadelphia, Hibernation Sickness) as he brings an evening of Doctor Who love to the NYC's premiere destination for Whovians -- The Way Station. Dress as your favorite Doctor, monster or companion and get ready to celebrate New York Super Week with fellow Who fanatics for an unforgettable costume and trivia contest in which you can score some out of this world prizes for your efforts and knowledge. 
   
SATURDAY 10/11
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


TUESDAY 10/14
9pm- Asha and The Eastern Bloc Heads
Genre: indie pop rock
For fans of:  Fiona Apple, Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails

Asha and The Eastern Bloc Heads is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Asha Iwanowicz. Originally from Boston, Asha started out performing in the city by herself with just a guitar and a voice, going from open mic nights to booking her own shows. Now playing with her lovely Bloc Heads, she’s excited to showcase her music with the help of some friends and wonderful musicians.  She is excited to continue sharing new music with the world, and if you like what you hear, don’t be afraid to reach out!

http://ashasounds.com/
http://ashamakesmusic.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/asha-sounds
https://twitter.com/AshaSounds


WEDNESDAY 10/15
8pm- Squirrels from Hell 
Genre: Low-Volume Underground Garage Rock
For fans of: original music that spans multiple styles, but always with honesty, energy, and lyrics that reach for the true depiction of life in 21st Century America.

Known as “The Band New York City Couldn’t Kill,” these long-time original rockers have weathered all the storms life and our corrupt culture can muster. They push on, driven by the demands of an artistic inspiration that will not release them. Squirrels From Hell fired their marketing and booking staff years ago, and have found creative satisfaction by dealing truth-to-truth with a limited number of producers, promoters, and club owners who have earned their trust. While they freely share much of their music at www.hellsville.com, only the raw but controlled energy of a live performance will demonstrate how Squirrels From Hell continue to influence NY music culture.

SFH have been celebrated for their “Art Punk oddness,” and officially designated “The lowest of the low-rent bands,” whatever that means.

www.hellsville.com
here’s one video, the band finally meshed at around 12:15 on the track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX3nZwrxtuA


9pm- Grave's End
Genre: Folk/Rock
For fans of: The Airborne Toxic Event, Bob Dylan, River City Extension, The Allman Brothers

Grave’s End is a folk/rock act coming out of Brooklyn, NY. The band started as a duo by Allison and Dave in 2012. By 2013, the band had become the six-piece act it is today. Each member carries their own personal influences, ranging from The Airborne Toxic Event to Social Distortion to Bruce Springsteen. The end result is a sound that can only be described as Grave’s End.

www.gravesendband.wix.com/gravesend
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXwTF43Ioxx0VFEuGEdaFZQ www.gravesend.bandcamp.com
 

THURSDAY 10/16
8pm- Rachel Schain
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: Dar Williams, Barenaked Ladies, Elvis Costello

Rachel Schain brings a jolt of caffeine to the coffeehouse, pairing strikingly honest lyrics with an unwavering rock-edged soprano voice. She uses pop melodies to break down emotional walls and then sings from her heart straight to yours. Her playful sense of humor electrifies her acoustic rock sound and brings a smile to cope with painful subjects. Influenced by OK Go, Dar Williams, Tally Hall, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies and Tori Amos, her songs - a hodgepodge of familiar rock forms put through the wringer - stay with you long after you listen.

“That disarming alacrity, in addition to an ear for melodic pop and her distinctive, full and undeniably rocking soprano, is what elevates Rachel Schain’s simple compositions so far above the average coffeehouse acoustic singer-songwriter set.” - PopMatters.com


“Schain's appeal is in her catchy melodies and clever lyrics...these are not your average folk-pop songs. And while several of the songs are about romantic relationships, they're love songs for girls who don't spend most of their time obsessing over boys (and the people who love them).” - DEArtsInfo.com

www.rachelschain.com
www.reverbnation.com/rachelschain
 

9pm- The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!
Genre: Blues/Country/Gospel
For fans of: Hank Williams, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf.

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

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQispgD5w5k

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- Callow
Genre: Ghost Western
For fans of: Band of Horses, Roky Erickson, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Callow, consists of Red Moses (lead vocals, guitar), and Sami Knowles (keys, percussion, vocals).

The two combined their musical talents in 2009 after their gardening business went under during America's economic crash. They sold their belongings to live on the road, and they've never looked back. Red is a life-long musician who has been writing music and performing in bands for most of his life. Sami is a professional dancer who has translated her embodied sense of music in an unconventional way; she sings, plays the keys and drums simultaneously.

"what punk rock would have been had it evolved from The Velvet Underground’s airy slowness rather than their minimalism." - SLUG Magazine

"Immediately striking are the evocative, nearly tortured, vocals of Moses. Knowles drawling twang is the perfect complement and gives these tracks deep visceral appeal." - the dadada

Mad Mackerel Premieres "Philosophy", the second single off of Blue Spells...
"In just over 100 seconds of perfectly judged vocal harmonies and gently subdued instrumentation, the San Francisco duo have managed to create a sweetly sombre classic of pensive restraint and yearning melancholy that leaves palpable echoes hanging in the air long after the song has finished." - Mad Mackerel

http://www.callowmusic.com/index.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z6LTciEjxg&list=UUR2RitCDmodU5rsHom143Kg
http://callow.bandcamp.com/album/blue-spells


FRIDAY 10/17
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-

9pm- The Chalks

10pm- Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers
Sean Kershaw — the Brooklyn-based music artist whose swaggering “high-octane honky-tonk” (NY Times) has thrilled and seduced audiences in New York City, north up to Alaska, and as far south as Australia — is now hoofing it across the Atlantic.  Accompanied by his signature country-rockabilly band, the New Jack Ramblers, Kershaw will tour Europe this summer following the release of his second album, an EP titled “Aussie Sessions,” which Kershaw recently recorded in Melbourne.

The Coney Island Cowboy (the title of Kershaw’s acclaimed debut CD) whose lead vocals and rhythm guitar suggest the whisky-soaked angst of Hank Williams Sr., with a twist, struts out a gritty brand of rockabilly that drives restless boots straight to the dance floor. However, it was a writer for Playgirl magazine who observed that those same boots might just as soon be kicked off and placed under a lover’s bed, after listening to the single “Moonlight Eyes,” Kershaw’s most popular recording to date. In fact, Coney Island Cowboy enjoyed regular airplay in the U.S., Australia and Europe; the latter augurs well for the upcoming summer tour.

Such is the rough-hewn but stubbornly romantic sound produced by this lifelong wanderer who was born in Baltimore, but growing up in a military family, lived overseas and all over the continental U.S.  Early in his career, Kershaw continued to embrace the road by busking throughout the country. Starting out in New Orleans, he headed west to play in Los Angeles and San Francisco, went north up to Seattle, back across to Chicago and St. Louis, and eventually settled in New York.

It was in Brooklyn that Kershaw became a driving force if not the face of a growing country music scene, spurring notices in various high profile media outlets such as the New York Post, New York magazine and Time Out New York, and eventually becoming the cover story of a Village Voice article dedicated to Brooklyn country.

From 1996 through 2003, Kershaw played with a band called the Blind Pharaohs. The rockabilly group developed a plugged-in and loyal following touring up and down the East Coast. But by 2007, having written and continuing to hone a host of original country and rockabilly songs, “Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers” became Sean’s main musical vehicle.

Depending on the venue, Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers scale up or down in players, and feature Sean on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, an upright bass, lead guitarist, drums, pedal steel, and occasionally keyboards, banjo, fiddle and the mandolin.

“Audiences that respond to mainstream country music will readily find the influences of Johnny Cash, jump blues and western swing in the New Jack Ramblers’ sound,” comments Sean Kershaw. “But it’s the remnants of my background as a punk rocker, the high-energy that the New Jack Ramblers bring to the stage, and the strange, unexpected tales our songs tell that tend to subvert country purists’ expectations and appeal to an even broader, often younger audience,” continues Kershaw.

seankershaw.com


SATURDAY 10/18
Staten Island Invades Brooklyn
Four Staten Island bands cross the Verranzano, and bring their brand of truth to Brooklyn's Way Station

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- Carl Gallagher & the Off-Track Bettors

Genre: Americana/Alt-Country
For fans of: The Band, The Felice Brothers, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker

Carl Gallagher & The Off-Track Bettors are a seven-piece band from Staten Island, NY. Founded by brothers Carl and Dan Gallagher (also of Wahoo Skiffle Crazies, The Headlocks, Heavy Weather) the OTB's like to call their sound Apocalyptic Americana. Whiskey-soaked, slightly paranoid, original country-blues-rock-&-roll; buy them a round and they might even play requests. Maybe...

http://carlgallagher.tumblr.com/
 

10pm- 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


11pm- Tom Cintula & The Buffalo 24
Genre: Singer Songwriter/ Acoustic Rock/ POP/ Americana/ Jam
For fans of: John Butler Trio/ Alpha Rev/ Marcus Eaton/ Dave Matthews Band

Tom Cintula & The Buffalo 24 have been playing together in one form or another for the past 12 years. Tom has been playing and writing songs since high school and met his current band members at Wagner College. His music is infused with the sounds of several genres, including rock, pop, funk, folk, R&B, jazz and has some jam band qualities.  

www.tomcintula.tumblr.com



     
MONDAY 10/20
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


10pm- Nathan Kalish and Lastcallers
Nathan Kalish is a Multi Instrumentalist, Songwriter and Touring Musician. He keeps a busy schedule on the road all year long that takes him to Europe and around the entire US. He performs with his roots rock band Nathan Kalish and Lastcallers as well as solo. His music draws comparisons to John Prine, Tom Petty and Paul Westerberg. He has self released 6 albums and played on countless other artists/bands records and continues to be a prolific writer in between all his other musical efforts.

Alpine Way Music Video:
http://youtu.be/rlN6Y0MSeTI

Live in Studio Performance of Butte Montana:
http://youtu.be/uTqkAuPfWwU

Website:
http://www.nathankalish.us
TUESDAY 10/21

8pm- Son of Dov

9pm- Shelter

WEDNESDAY 10/22 
9pm- The Gray Company

THURSDAY 10/23
8pm- Joe Redding

9pm- 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  


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- Osloh 

FRIDAY 10/24
8pm- Grace McLean
Genre: singer/songwriter
For fans of:  Regina Spektor, Nellie McKay, Fiona Apple

Called “electrifying” by Huffington Post, Grace McLean is a Brooklyn based performer, writer and teacher.  Fresh off a year performing Off-Broadway in the critically acclaimed electro pop opera Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Grace is back to work on her original music, both solo and with her band Grace McLean & Them Apples.  With quirk like Regina Spektor, jazz sensibility like Nellie McKay, irreverence and heartbreak like Fiona Apple, sass like Kimbra, and rhythm like Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Grace McLean is one heck of a beautiful weirdo.   Manhattan User's Guide writes, "This pop and jazz singer writes seriously infectious melodies with seriously antic lyrics. Her voice can raise the roof, or she can slide off a note and break your heart."

"Grace McLean...captivated the audience...electrifying."--Huffington Post

"This pop and jazz singer writes seriously infectious melodies with seriously antic lyrics. Her voice can raise the roof, or she can slide off a note and break your heart."--Manhattan User's Guide

"Make Me Breakfast is fun and catchy, likely to induce mass sing-alongs." -- MVRemix

"Retro soul pop with a jazz twist... Grace McLean commands the spotlight."-- Here Comes The Flood

"...like Streisand with a graduate degree." -- lucidculture

"McLean...is an innately charming performer with sharp comic timing and an ease that makes her irresistible." -- As Cassie Sees It

"Grace McLean has a voice that could launch a thousand ships filled with historys greatest jazz musicians." -- broke-ass stuart

"Above all, there's her voice: bold and agile, the perfect vessel for her funny, literate lyrics. McLean is a consummate performer; watching her sing, you'll feel like a long lost friend."  -- Beaconpass 


Website / Video/audio links: www.gracemclean.com
http://gracemclean.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/GraceMcLeanandThemApples
http://www.youtube.com/imgracemclean
@thatgracemclean Twitter and Instagram


9pm- Even Twice
Genre: Prog/Punk
For Fans of: MC-5, Can, The Who

Even Twice, Brooklyn's premiere Prog/Punk duo have been on the NYC music scene since 2011. Combining elements of hard rock/psychedelic and prog rock with a punk energy, Even Twice have also made inroads in Manhattan, Boston, and will be touring this summer promoting their upcoming CD.

Pat O'Shea (Drums and voc) and Bob Hait (bass and voc), get their sound from their very differents backrounds; Pat has played drums and guitar with numerous Boston/New York bands over the last two decades, and
Bob, who hails from Estonia, has played with a number of bands in all different  genres both in NYC and abroad.

"That's a lot of sound for just two instruments"- Roger Clark from NY1 (also, drummer for the band "Perp Walk")

http://facebook.com/eventwicerocks
http://twitter.com/Eventwice
https://soundcloud.com/robert-hait/hell-through-me
https://soundcloud.com/robert-hait/matter-of-pride
http://youtu.be/xFlT718JxgM


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 
 

Midnight Special- 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



SATURDAY 10/25
8pm- 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/ 



9pm- Brandi & The Alexanders
Genre: Soul/R&B
For fans of: Aretha Franklin, Sharon Jones, D’Angelo, James Brown, Jack Black’s band at the end of High Fidelity

Brandi & The Alexanders perform God damn soul music!  We play that good old fashioned good grinding good roaring ain’t nothing wrong with getting down tonight baby and feeling the floor now music.”
www.facebook.com/brandiandthealexanders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tyo3RTt2_Bs
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com


SUNDAY 10/26
7pm- Nerd Cabaret 

TUESDAY 10/28
8pm- Noah Redfield

9pm- Dave Hassell Quintet

WEDNESDAY 10/29
8pm- Camp Street

9pm- Without Whiskey

THURSDAY 10/30
8pm-

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

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

www.peteandthestraydogs.com

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

Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires combine the urgency and 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

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
 

SATURDAY 11/1
8pm- Stanley John Mitchell and his Band of Buddies
Genre: Americana/singer -songwriter
For fans of:  Mumford and Sons, Neil Finn, Chuck Berry

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

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

Stanleyjohnmitchell.com


9pm- Toby Singer and the Storm

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY 11/4
8pm- Acousta Noir 

WEDNESDAY 11/5
9pm- Jonathan Saraga Quintet

FRIDAY 11/7
9pm- The Q
Genre: POWER POP
For fans of:  THE JAM, THE WHO, THE SMALL FACES, SECRET AFFAIR, MANIC STREET PREACHERS, OASIS, ARCTIC MONKEYS, THE BEAT, THE PURPLE HEARTS, THE CHORDS –

“The Q” come to you straight from England in the UK and deliver music with a hook you can’t stop singing, killer guitar riffs, cracking snare & a bass that’ll hit you like a mule kick to the gut – what more could you want!

They take their inspiration from the same well of soles that the likes of "The Jam", "Secret Affair" and even "The Who" did. If you see “The Q” live you’ll see a performance reminiscent of the bands behind their inspiration, powerful, energetic and memorable.

First formed at the end of 2006 The Q have recorded and released two 4 track EP’s, one album and have worked with two of the UK music industry’s top producers: Vic Coppersmith-Heaven, (The Jam, The Vapors etc…), and Greg Haver, (The Manic Street Preachers, Bullet For My Valentine, Super Furry Animals, Melany C, Catatonia and many more..).

Having been regularly featured on Radio New York International, this will be The Q’s first trip to the USA and it could be your only chance to catch them in the intimate surroundings of one of New York’s liveliest venues

DON’T MISS OUT BECAUSE WHEN “THE Q’s” AROUND THE ONLY PLACE YOU WANNA BE IS AT THE FRONT!!

James Kirby (for http://www.revolutionthreesixty.com/):  “The Q…. electrifying talent”….“Chemical Overload is an EP to set your mind ablaze”

Simon Napier-Bell – Pop guru & CEO of Snap-B Media and Music Group:
“The whole EP is played with enormous energy and passion  ….” “.… and then suddenly I hear a track which totally sells it to me. In that context, for sheer energy, Science is the winner!”

ForksterRocks review:
“The Q are an impressive, shining band…. Brilliant earfuls of outstanding music”

Diamond July: -
http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-July-Single-Q/dp/B00CY89U8Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Q+-+Diamond+July

My Life: -
http://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Single-Q/dp/B00DNJSGSI/ref=sr_1_2?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&sr=1-2&keywords=The+Q+-+My+Life

Communication Breakdown: -
http://www.amazon.com/Communication-Breakdown-Single-Q/dp/B00E4HP6FO/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Q+-+Communication+Breakdown


SATURDAY 11/8
8pm- Joy Dragland
Genre: Soft Rock
For fans of: Fleetwood Mac, America, Bread

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

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

http://www.joydragland.com


9pm- Tour de Force
 

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 11/9
7:30pm- Timecrash

Genre: Time Lord Rock (Trock)
For fans of: Doctor Who

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

“Chicago-based band is creating the Time Lord Rock ("Trock") that fans deserve.” –Geek Girl Chicago
“Time Crash is likely to be successful.” –Chicago Sun-Times
“the group has quickly become a favorite on their hometown Who scene of Chicago, Illinois.” –Another Castle
“offer a much more rock orientated, almost Heart-like approach to Doctor Who music.” –Houston Press

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

TUESDAY 11/11- Veterans day
Veterans- your first one's on us and then drink happy hour prices all night long 
 
FRIDAY 11/14
8pm- Hiro Suzuki Band
Genre: Blues, Country, Rock, etc...
http://profile.ameba.jp/hs335bluz/


9pm- JD Patch
For fans of: Country and honky tonk music
We play hell raisin' beer drinking blue collar roadhouse honky tonk music. Play a lot of originals with a few covers from Hank Jr to Waylon to Merle Haggard 


deadamble.com 


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

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

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

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

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

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


SATURDAY 11/15
SURF NIGHT
Drink specials, surf videos and leis. 
Wear a Hawaiian shirt and drink happy hour prices all night. 

8pm- TBD

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

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



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


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

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


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

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

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

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

MONDAY 11/17
9pm- Daniel Amedee

THURSDAY 11/20
10pm- The Waysties 
The Waysties leave their barstools and take the stage for a night of raucous Irish songs and Irished-up rock covers. Featuring The Rose West's Alex and Robare, Painless Parker's Noam, Molly  of Mist Covered Mountains and Sarah Biz. 

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


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


SATURDAY 11/22
8pm- Eliza and the Organix

9pm- Brandi & The Alexanders
Genre: Soul/R&B
For fans of: Aretha Franklin, Sharon Jones, D’Angelo, James Brown, Jack Black’s band at the end of High Fidelity

Brandi & The Alexanders perform God damn soul music!  We play that good old fashioned good grinding good roaring ain’t nothing wrong with getting down tonight baby and feeling the floor now music.”
www.facebook.com/brandiandthealexanders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tyo3RTt2_Bs


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 11/26
8pm- Rob Robinson 

9pm- Yoav Shlomov

FRIDAY 11/28 
8pm- Mike Herz

10pm- Denbaya
Genre: Afro Jazz
For fans of: Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Salif Keita, Ali Farka Toure

Denbaya (which means family in Bambara) performs captivating, original compositions that defy easy categorizations. Steeped in the West African rhythmic and musical tradition, Denbaya plays tunes with influences that range from jazz and rock to reggae while remaining true to the spirit of Malian music

" I feel that you are one of the BEST independent artists out there right now." Christopher Ewing Emmy Award winner and Host of "The Radio Cafe ReverbNation Indie Music Countdown"
- Christopher Ewing, Indie Music Countdown (May 03, 2011)

http://www.denbaya.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTJYzq2Uqfc


SATURDAY 11/29
8pm- Royal Holland

9pm- Hamin Reed

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 

WEDNESDAY 12/3
Tom Waits Birthday Tribute

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

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

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

Stanleyjohnmitchell.com
 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


SATURDAY 12/13
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


THURSDAY 12/18
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. 

SATURDAY 12/20
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 

12/25- Christmas Day
Dr. Who Christmas Special

SATURDAY 12/27
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


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

2015
SATURDAY 1/17
10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

SATURDAY 2/21
10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

SATURDAY 3/21
10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

SATURDAY 4/18
10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

SATURDAY 5/16
10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

SATURDAY 6/20
10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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