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June 15, 2015

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The Way Station Presents
 The Second Annual Prospect Heights Music & Arts Festival
July 15-19, 2015
Strongly suggested $5 donation per set

“Andy Heidel’s place is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen.” *
- Chuck Yarborough, Music Critic, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Village Voice Readers Choice Award 2014 – Best Cocktail Bar
“Petite pad for a truly intimate musical experience.” -Yelp.com

The Second Annual Prospect Heights Music & Arts Festival is a five-day multi-venue neighborhood experience highlighting Brooklyn musicians, artists and culture organized by The Way Station. Join us July 15-19, 2015 to discover how Brooklyn inspires local musicians to write and perform music ranging from Americana to Haitian vodou jazz and Flamenco-pop to Post-Apocalyptic Rock and Roll. This year’s Festival boasts five participating venues presenting live music with no cover charge and eight art initiatives that will host special Brooklyn focused events and exhibitions. Featuring over 75 Brooklyn based bands and musicians, the PHMAF will also address how we can sustain an affordable, desirable, culturally diverse and creatively active neighborhood in a panel discussion on Saturday, July 18, 2-3:30pm featuring Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. Warm up for the Festival by downloading our free PHMAF Mix Tape. A festival catalog will be available at participating venues and can be downloaded here. Attend the Festival to support our neighborhood and the musicians, artists and culture that thrive here.

In the past four years, The Way Station has established itself as the destination to discover up-and-coming local, national and international acts. “My mission is to introduce new music to new listeners and help bands increase their fan base,” says owner, Andy Heidel. “To that effect, we never charge a cover and instead suggest tipping the bands. This way listeners can check out new music risk free.” The PHMAF expands on this mission by encouraging Festival-goers to hop between events to explore the offerings of Prospect Heights while experiencing Brooklyn culture and the future of music over the course of five days.

 

To grow the Festival from last year, The Way Station reached out to Brooklyn based Art initiatives that had presented at the monthly lecture series Art Talks Brooklyn. Participants include: Brooklyn Brainery, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn Museum, Free Arts Brooklyn, GRIDSPACE, Groundswell, and Mawu Studio. Selected events include: Groundswell, a non-profit that brings together artists, youth, and community organizations to create public art that advances social change, for a more just and equitable world, will lead walking tours of their Washington Avenue murals. Brooklyn Metal Works will open their doors to Festival-goers to check out their studio and a new exhibition that explores the theme paper-plastic-metal-stone.



Art Talks Brooklyn presents a very special Arts and Culture Panel Discussion featuring Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 2-3:30pm at The Way Station. Moderator Caron Atlas, Director, Arts & Democracy and Co-Director, NOCD-NY will navigate a timely discussion as our panelists: Erin S. Daily and Brian Weissman, Co-Founders, Brooklyn Metal Works; Andy Heidel, Proprietor The Way Station; Rasu Jilani, Socially-Engaged Art Curator and Civic Engagement Professional; Millard “Mitty” Owens, Principal, Community Impact Consulting propose solutions to the following questions:



How can we sustain an affordable, desirable, culturally diverse and creatively active neighborhood with a partnership between the city, small business, cultural organizations, creatives and citizens?

How can ground up revitalization efforts build a stronger neighborhood rather than fragmenting it?

How can art and culture initiatives be a positive influence on the community?

What would enlightened public policies look like?


This event is generously sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery: Founded in 2004; born at the dawn of civilization. Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Participants
Venues Presenting Live Music: 
The Way Station- waystationbk.com
Branded Saloon- www.brandedsaloon.com
The Saint Catherine- thesaintcatherine.com/
Tooker Alley- tookeralley.com

Exhibitions, Events, and Workshops:
Brooklyn Brainery- brooklynbrainery.com                     
Brooklyn Metal Works-
www.bkmetalworks.com                     
Brooklyn Museum-
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/old-8807
Free Arts Brooklyn
GRIDSPACE- gridspace.org
Groundswell-  www.groundswell.nyc
Haiti Cultural Exchange- www.haiticulturalx.org

For more information about the Second Annual Prospect Heights Music & Arts Festival please visit our website at waystationbk.com or email gailaheidel@yahoo.com.

*For more information about The Way Station contact the owner at andy.heidel@gmail.com.


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Contact: James Coyle, Director of Programs and Promotion
bookingtws@gmail.com           
The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
waystationbk.com

bookingtws@gmail.com

July 6, 2015
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According to The White House, full-time working women earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That’s some shameful shit. So The Way Station is going to do something about it. On July 7th, or 7/7, this dubious honor will be recognized by charging all women 77% of what they owe, all night long. Your tab is $30? You pay $23. Want a $9 single malt Scotch? It’s only $7. And all $7 tap beer will be just $5. Let’s level the playing field, even if it is just for one night. Women deserve better. Recognizing this discrepancy is just a start.

That same night, The Way Station presents our first Acoustic Soul Night. Some of Brooklyn’s best soul, R&B and funk will be coming at you stripped down and unplugged. So spend like you’re making what a man makes. And soak in some Acoustic Soul at The Way Station on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015.


8PM: Starr Busby

9PM: Jenn Mundia

10PM: J. Hoard
11PM: Lulu Fall & James Theory

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” - Eleanor Roosevelt    


April 24, 2015
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The Way Station Presents
A Birthday Homage to Bob Dylan
With The Zimmymen and The Wimmymen 
Performing Blonde on Blonde
Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10PM-12AM
$5 suggested donation per set

“Andy Heidel’s place is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen.” * - Chuck Yarborough, Music Critic, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Village Voice Readers Choice Award 2014 – Best Cocktail Bar
“Petite pad for a truly intimate musical experience.” -Yelp.com


The Way Station continues its Tribute Series with A Birthday Homage to Bob Dylan on May 23, 2015 from 10PM to midnight. To honor Mr. Dylan’s birthday, and for your listening pleasure, we proudly present The Zimmymen and The Wimmymen, a merry band of latter-day Dylanologists, allied with (Brooklyn’s own) The Hollows, who will perform the album Blonde on Blonde in its entirety, track by track. This show will mark the 17th year that the Zimmy’s have put their unique spin on the work of Dylan, and the third consecutive year at The Way Station. 


Blonde on Blonde was released in May of 1966, with many critics considering it the high water mark of Dylan’s fierce genius - the culmination of a creative frenzy that gathered speed with 1965’s Bringing It All Back Home, followed by Highway 61 Revisited, and climaxing with the third of his electric trilogy, Blonde on Blonde. Quieter albums followed – John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline. Dylan never really got back to “that thin wild mercury sound” he achieved with a synod of Nashville session players in the winter and early spring of 1966.  No doubt The Zimmymen and The Wimmymen will stoke the flames of that mid-60s wildfire, and you’ll find out “what salvation must be like after a while.”

The Way Station Tribute Series has included The Zimmymen and the Wimmymen performing Dylan's 1975 release Blood on The Tracks as well as 1965’s Bringing It All Back Home; a Lou Reed Birthday Tribute that included seven bands reimagining the music of New York’s own proto-punk proselytizer; the warmly received tribute to The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo, with five bands reinterpreting this seminal 1968 release in sequential order; and our Tom Waits Night, which included James Godwin’s Tom Waits puppet as master of ceremonies, three outstanding young singer songwriters with their personal takes on his words and music, and Big in Japan’s rousing two-hour paean to America’s most fearless keeper of the avant-garde.  And we can’t wait for our chance to honor 50 years of music from The Grateful Dead on August 19, 2015.
 

Also performing on May 23:
8pm- Black Water Mojo
9pm- TBA

For more information about A Birthday Homage to Bob Dylan please visit our website at waystationbk.com or email bookingtws@gmail.com.


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Contact: Andy Heidel                                                     
The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
waystationbk.com
andy.heidel@gmail.com

February 2, 2015
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The Way Station Turns 4!

With Music By: Eric Vitoff and Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
WEDNESDAY, February 25, 2015, 8PM-12AM
 $5 suggested donation per set

Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful

“Andy Heidel’s place is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen.” * - Chuck Yarborough, Music Critic, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Village Voice Readers Choice Award 2014 – Best Cocktail Bar

“Petite pad for a truly intimate musical experience.” -Yelp.com

Trendsetter/Scenemaker -Time Out NY

Join The Way Station as we celebrate FOUR YEARS of award winning drinks and “a truly intimate musical experience” (Yelp.com) on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 8PM-12AM. Commanding the stage at 9PM will be the guitar looping alchemist Eric Vitoff, a Long Island native and currently a Brooklyn resident. 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. Highlighting the evening from 10PM-12AM will be America's New Swing band, Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful, a collective of 11 New York City musicians. With the help of the arranger Martin Seiler and the influences of Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra and Roger Cicero, this bands' vision is to bring Swing Music into the 21st century. Joe Benjamin combines these music styles and themes of everyday life into an energetic live show with plenty of swing dancing. Featuring drink specials, giveaways, and $5 Jameson all night long. There’s never a cover at The Way Station, but we do suggest a $5 donation per set.

For more information about The Way Station Turns 4! please visit our website at waystationbk.com or email the owner at andy.heidel@gmail.com

The Line-up 
9pm- Eric Vitoff
Genre: looping/acoustic/house/dance
For fans of: Daft Punk, James Blake, Reggie Watts, John Mayer, Bag Raiders
www.ericvitoff.com/songs
www.soundcloud.com/ericvitoff
www.youtube.com/evsweep

10pm- Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Genre: Rock/Pop/Jazz
For fans of: Banda Magda, Queen, Jamie Cullum, Jessica Hernandez, Frank Sinatra
www.joe-benjamin.com
www.soundcloud.com/joe-benjamin/the-exterminator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu1o5PkAtc

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Contact: Gail Heidel, Director of Programs and Promotion                                  
The Way Station

683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

waystationbk.com

gailaheidel@yahoo.com





January 19, 2015

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The Way Station Presents

TASMERICANA NIGHT

An Evening of Music by Australian and New Zealand Bands Influenced by Indie, Folk and Americana Music

With Music By: Ben R. Mackie, City Walls Autumn Falls, The Hookey Brothers,

& Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies

Friday, February 20, 2015, 8PM-12AM

 $5 suggested donation per set

 
“Andy Heidel’s place is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen.” *
- Chuck Yarborough, Music Critic, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Village Voice Readers Choice Award 2014 – Best Cocktail Bar
“Petite pad for a truly intimate musical experience.” -Yelp.com



The Way Station presents Tasmericana Night on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 8PM-12AM. Aussie and Kiwi musicians Ben R. Mackie, City Walls Autumn Falls, The Hookey Brothers, & Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies bring The Way Station down under for an evening of music by Australian and New Zealand bands influenced by Indie, Folk and Americana Music.



Kicking off the night at 8PM, 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. Originally from Australia and now settled in Brooklyn, brothers Anthony and David Gill’s band City Walls Autumn Falls brings a fresh force to the Folk music world at 9PM. Together they write the kind of songs that take residence in the head and heart, mixing raw emotion with powerful, almost Viking-like guitar playing. Think Valhalla meets Big Pink. The Hookey Brothers, on tour from Australia and stopping in for a set at 10PM, are rooted in folk, with a slathering of 90s alt rock, old school Hank country cooked in the harsh Australian desert. Closing out the night at 11PM is native New Zealander Stanley John Mitchell, 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 Americana music which is “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.)



For more information about Tasmericana Night please visit our website at waystationbk.com or email gailaheidel@yahoo.com. *For more information about The Way Station contact the owner at andy.heidel@gmail.com.



The Line-up 

8pm- Ben R. Mackie

Genre: folk, country, Americana
For fans of: Neil Young, Whiskeytown, Townes Van Zandt, Big Star
www.benrmackie.com

  

9pm- City Walls Autumn Falls

Genre: Folk
For fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, Ryan Adams 




10pm- The Hookey Brothers

Genre: Folk-rock-blues
For fans of: Ryan Adams, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, MGMT
https://www.facebook.com/HarryHookey
http://www.harryhookey.com/
“Sometimes” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZrUTWOD0rs
“Man on fire” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc1Hph8BeT4
“Where I’ll be found” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Egwf9lhjg



11pm- Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies

Genre: Americana/singer -songwriter
For fans of: Mumford and Sons, Neil Finn, Chuck berry
Stanleyjohnmitchell.com

 
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Contact: James Coyle, Assistant Director of Programs                  
The Way Station

683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

waystationbk.com

bookingtws@gmail.com





January 19, 2015

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The Way Station Presents

4th Annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza

With Music By: A Flying Dodo Society, The Nevermind Orchestra, & Gloria Isaiah

Plus A Second Line Down Washington Avenue and Abita Beer Specials

TUESDAY, February 17, 2015, 8PM-12AM

 $5 suggested donation per set

The Nevermind Orchestra



“Andy Heidel’s place is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen.” *

- Chuck Yarborough, Music Critic, The Cleveland Plain Dealer



Village Voice Readers Choice Award 2014 – Best Cocktail Bar



“Petite pad for a truly intimate musical experience.” -Yelp.com



Join The Way Station for our 4th Annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza complete with red-hot bands, beads, and our Get Phat Tuesday Abita Beer specials on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 8PM-12AM. At 9:30PM, we invite you to shake your ass in a Second Line down Washington Avenue before the Lenten season begins. The evening includes music by A Flying Dodo Society, The Nevermind Orchestra, & Gloria Isaiah, three bands that will be sure to get those cold winter feet dancing. There’s never a cover at The Way Station, but we do have a $5 suggested donation per set.



The Mardi Gras Extravaganza jumps off at 8PM with jungle-pop anti-folk crooners A Flying Dodo Society, a husband-wife-and-friend Brooklyn-based music project. With members from Argentina, Puerto Rico and the United States, they perform playful melodic songs about love, nature, cannibalism and absurdity. Expect an interactive musical experience complete with sing alongs, bubbles and sparklers. From 9-11PM, nine piece Grunge Brass Band The Nevermind Orchestra will play two sets of New Orleans-style brass, reinterpreting the Nirvana catalog. They will begin their set indoors and then take it outside for a Second Line down Washington Avenue at 9:30PM. Revelers will bob their shaggy manes to power chords and rock beats, fused with traditional second line grooves resulting in bold brass chorale arrangements. David Colon from Brokelyn sums up their set perfectly, “If you have ‘mosh while someone plays a tuba’ on your bucket list, this is the place to be.” The dance party continues with Gloria Isaiah hitting the stage at 11PM, mixing her own blend of hot Latin, R&B, and rock fusion, intended for both the body and soul, into the evening’s musical gumbo. With three taps dedicated to our Get Phat Tuesday Abita Beer specials, there will be plenty of authentic beverages to cool you down as this evening heats up.


For more information about our 4th Annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza please visit our website at waystationbk.com or email bookingtws@gmail.com. *For more information about The Way Station contact the owner at andy.heidel@gmail.com.



The Line-up 

8pm- A Flying Dodo Society

Genre: jungle-pop, anti-folk, crooner, musical theater
For fans of: Belle & Sebastian, Cole Porter, Daniel Johnston, The Muppets, Pavement, Billie Holiday, Alan Menken, Gene Austin, The Beach Boys
"If you like your breakfast cereal with dry leaves and powdered skulls, this is the music for you. The songs are deceptively sweet and crunchy, but there is plenty of marrow in every bite." Club de Folk, Rosario, Argentina
https://aflyingdodosociety.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeCW9P7IJeI
https://www.facebook.com/aflyingdodo
 

9pm- The Nevermind Orchestra

9:30pm- Second Line down Washington Avenue

Genre: Brass Band & Grunge
For fans of:  Nirvana, Bonerama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band
“There's no shortage of Nirvana cover bands floating around but none are quite like the Nevermind Orchestra. Come as you are, and see what happens when Seattle grunge meets the New Orleans brass-band tradition.” — Derek Schwartz, Time Out New York
http://www.thenevermindorchestra.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/thenevermindorchestra
http://www.youtube.com/user/NevermindOrchestra
http://www.facebook.com/TheNevermindOrchestra



11pm- Gloria Isaiah

Genre: Latin, RB, World Music
For fans of: Santana, Enrique Iglesias, Fania, Bruno Mars, Fela Kuti




------ Contact: Gail Heidel, Director of Programs and Promotion              
The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
waystationbk.com

gailaheidel@yahoo.com 

January 5, 2015

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The Way Station Presents 
I Know There Is Love: A Valentine's Evening

With Music By: Zamba 2 Samba, Stabwounds, Karen's Smutty Mind, Joey Verskotzi & The Fantastic Plastics as our Midnight Special 

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8PM-1AM

 $5 suggested donation per set


Photo Chris Stain. Work by Armsrock and Chris Stain. Brooklyn 2009. 

"Andy Heidel’s place is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen." *

- Chuck Yarborough, Music Critic, The Cleveland Plain Dealer



Village Voice Readers Choice Award 2014 – Best Cocktail Bar



The Way Station provides a bastion for both lovers and the lovelorn this year during its, I Know There Is Love: A Valentine's Evening, Saturday, February 14 from 8PM-1AM. Spend the night with us whether you want to dance a sexy samba, leave a tear in your beer, laugh your way through a break up or listen to some dirty love songs with the one you love. Our Valentine's Evening will entertain every mood in our, “petite pad for a truly intimate musical experience.” (Yelp.com) And there’s no cover!



The evening will begin at 8PM with Zamba 2 Samba as they delve 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. Following up this romantic South American musical journey is Stabwounds at 9PM, an act of rebellion, not for all ages. This acoustic duo of heartbreak performs all original songs. Imagine a love child of early White Stripes, Laura Marling and The Marvelletes. Or put another way, rock music interpreted through a folk gramophone with a doo-wop kick, serious harmonies and some serious sex appeal. The evening becomes a little more x-rated with Karen's Smutty Mind at 10PM as she serenades the audience with funny filthy songs about mature adult behavior. At 11PM, Acoustic Folk meets Indie Rocker Joey Verskotzi, flying in especially for the evening from Minneapolis, MN, performs original music, which centers on an appreciation for great melody. Verskotzi’s music written in the tundra will melt your soul on this frosty February night. According to the Kansas City Pitch, “Joey Verskotzi’s Lemon Heart is not a windows-rolled-down summer jam. It is the record you want to put on at sunrise, when everything is quiet and you're sneaking a cigarette.”  The evening wraps up with Neo-New Wavers The Fantastic Plastics. Our Midnight Special brings you a two-piece Girl/Boy combo that delivers big sound with their Moog synth, big rock guitars, and electro drum and bass. Their dynamic 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. If you were feeling low, this band will mend your woes for sure.


For more information about I Know There Is Love: A Valentine's Evening please visit our website at waystationbk.com or email gailaheidel@yahoo.com. *For more information about The Way Station contact the owner at andy.heidel@gmail.com.



The Line-up

8pm- Zamba 2 Samba 

Genre: roots samba
For fans of: Marisa Monte, Elis Regina, Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Adoniran Barbosa
reverbnation.com/zamba2samba



9pm- Stabwounds

Genre: heartbreak acoustic
For fans of: A love child of early White Stripes, Laura Marling, and the Marvelletes. See also: Lucius, Secret Sisters, Simon and Garfunkle
Facebook.com/StabwoundsMusic
Stabwoundsmusic.bandcamp.com
Instagram.com/stabwoundsmusic   



10pm- Karen's Smutty Mind

Genre: Filthy Original Folk Songs
For fans of: Lucinda Williams, "Dr. Dirty" John Valby 
https://www.facebook.com/KarenPoliski
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXjYygn6KgA&list=UUdlJiFEOrwJlAvvsV2RxqYQ 



11pm- Joey Verskotzi

Genre: Indie/Acoustic/Rock
For fans of: Ryan Adams, Elliot Smith, Wilco
"Joey Verskotzi is an old-school singer-songwriter, that beautifully dying breed of chrysalis that used to dominate the rock universe.. his debut record Lemon Heart is a magnificent example of the form.. powerpop..chamber-pop (the love of nifty arrangements and perfect harmonies), indie-pop.. perfect melodies & terrific singing all the way through,"- l'etoile Magazine !!
www.joeyverskotzi.com
www.verskotzi.bandcamp.com
www.twitter.com/joeyverskotzi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y22TD-kDUo



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.  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)

 

Contact: Gail Heidel, Director of Programs and Promotion              
The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
waystationbk.com

gailaheidel@yahoo.com 

November 4, 2014
For immediate release:

The Way Station Presents
Wall-to-Wall Tom Waits With Big in Japan
plus singer songwriters Joshua Garcia, Rosa Tu and Mary-Elaine Jenkins
and a reading of What’s He Building? by Miles Portek
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7:45pm-12am, $5 suggested donation


"Andy Heidel’s place is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen." *
- Chuck Yarborough, Music Critic, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Yelp.com favorite, "petite pads for a truly intimate musical experience."

Village Voice Readers Choice Award 2014 – Best Cocktail Bar

The Way Station continues their Tribute Series by honoring consummate singer-songwriter and performance artist Tom Waits on December 3, 2014 from 7:45pm-12am a few days before Tom’s 65th birthday. The Wall-to-Wall Tom Waits evening will begin at 7:45pm with a reading of the Waits ominous classic, “What’s He Building?” by Way Station soundman, raconteur and resident Aussie madman Miles Portek. Music will directly follow with singer songwriters Joshua Garcia, Rosa Tu and Mary-Elaine Jenkins each performing three to four Waits covers during their respective thirty-minute sets. The true breadth of the Waits extensive catalog can be heard during the 24-song set performed by ten-piece band and headliners, Big in Japan. Don't miss a single track as re-imagined by these most reverential performers.

Since the release of his first album, Closing Time, in 1973, Tom Waits has amassed a body of work the like of which does not exist elsewhere in the universe. He is the consummate singer-songwriter and performance artist - bending influence from Howling Wolf to Louis Armstrong to Kurt Weill and reflecting it back to his audience in well-crafted pop songs or howling insanity at the very fringe of what the ear can absorb with all the pathos, irony and humor that lies between these two extremes, as if he invented the whole goddamn thing.

Then there’s that voice…“soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a couple of months, and then taken outside and run over by a truck.”


The Way Station Tribute Series has included two Bob Dylan Birthday Tributes by The Zimmymen and the Wimmymen performing the 1975 release Blood on The Tracks on July 26, 2013 and the 1965 release Bringing It all Back Home on May 30, 2014. Earlier this year on March 5, 2014, The Way Station hosted a Lou Reed birthday tribute including seven bands reimagining the music of this proto-punk proselytizer. Our last tribute on August 30, 2014, The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo, was a huge success with five bands reinterpreting this seminal 1968 release.

For more information about Wall-to-Wall Tom Waits please visit our website at waystationbk.com or email gailaheidel@yahoo.com. *For more information about The Way Station contact the owner at andy.heidel@gmail.com. For more information about Big in Japan contact Richard Bryant richard@eightsquareinc.com.

Line-up
7:45pm- Miles Portek reads, “What's He Building?”

8pm- Joshua Garcia

8:30pm- Rosa Tu

9pm- Mary-Elaine Jenkins

10pm-12am- Big in Japan
Julie Margolies – vocals
Jonathan Horn – vocals and guitar
Emily Fellner – vocals, accordion and trumpet
Gene Caprioglio – vocals and guitar
Pauli Diamond – vocals, soprano sax and keyboards
Richard Bryant – vocals, guitar and harmonica
Joel Darelius – vocals and bass

Justin Aaronson (drums) and David Paarlberg (keyboards) both from the roots band The Hollows 
Bev Grant
About The Way Station
The Way Station bar and music venue features a range of musical styles including Americana, Folk, N'awlins jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Indie Rock, Latin, Country, Bluegrass, Alt-Indian and more. Serving up live music six nights a week with 3-4 bands a night, this averages out to 100 local, national and international acts per month. *Proprietor Andy Heidel doesn’t believe in a cover charge, this mini music venue passes the hat to support the musicians so you can experience the music risk free. All shows are $5 suggested donation. Enjoy a craft beer or original specialty cocktail while checking out the future of music.

The Way Station is also a Brooklyn Community Headquarters giving voice to our neighbors through programming such as: Astronomy on Tap, Art Talks Brooklyn, Satellite Magazine: Let’s Talk About Cities and our Local Filmmakers Screening Series.

Also referred to as “The Doctor Who Bar” because of its life-sized replica of the iconic blue police box and its whovian themed cocktail menu, The Way Station is a nerd mecca. Our Sundays are dedicated to nerd culture and feature screenings of sci fi and fantasy movies, Doctor Who episodes while in season, Geeky bands and Nerdeoke.

Hours:
4pm-2am Monday-Thursday
4pm-4am Friday
3pm-4am Saturday
3pm-2am Sunday

HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 4-8PM
$4 Draft Beer $4 Well Drinks and $1 off everything else
Available for private events, rentals, film shoots, and special occasions
Contact: andy.heidel@gmail.com




Sept. 15, 2014
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Staten Island Invades Brooklyn!
Four Staten Island bands cross the Verrazano, and bring their brand of truth to Brooklyn's Way Station
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8PM-12AM, $5 suggested donation

"Andy Heidel’s place is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen." *
- Chuck Yarborough, Music Critic, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Yelp.com favorite, "petite pads for a truly intimate musical experience."

Forgotten Island, represent! Four Staten Island musical acts do Shaolin proud during The Way Station’s first ever Staten Island Invades Brooklyn event on Saturday, October 18, from 8PM to 12AM. The lineup features the fingerstyle guitar of Vinny Bunnicelli, the seven-piece apocalyptic Americana band Carl Gallagher and the Off-Track Bettors, the dream-punk sounds of Yeti, and rounding out the evening is fusion jam band Tom Cintula & the Buffalo 24.


Staten Island has brought us a range of music from folk singer and activist Joan Baez to hip hop legends the Wu-Tang Clan. Come enjoy Staten Island’s newest sonic wave October 18 as these four bands cross the Verrazano, and bring their brand of truth to Brooklyn’s Way Station.


For more information about Staten Island Invades Brooklyn, please visit our website at waystationbk.com, or email bookingtws@gmail.com. For more information about The Way Station, contact the owner at andy.heidel@gmail.com.


Lineup
8pm – Vinny Bunnicelli
http://1vinnyb.tumblr.com/
9pm – Carl Gallagher & the Off-Track Bettors
http://carlgallagher.tumblr.com/
10pm – Yeti
http://yetimusic.co/
11pm – Tom Cintula & the Buffalo 24
http://tomcintula.tumblr.com/
 

August 2014
Contact: Gail Heidel, Director of Programs and Promotion
The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
waystationbk.com
gailaheidel@yahoo.com

August 2014
For immediate release:



Eclectic Fall Residencies Announced for Musicians, Curators & Lectures Series
@ The Way Station
September – December 2014
All musical events listed are a suggested $5 donation and start at times listed


Yelp.com favorite, "petite pads for a truly intimate musical experience."

The Way Station continues to support the future of music and the local music scene by offering monthly residencies to musicians and curators. For musicians, these residencies provide both a steady gig to refine their chops and an opportunity to build up a fan base. For curators like Paul Ryan, who hosts a singer songwriter night on first Mondays, and Shannon Brown, who shines a spotlight on local country music during the third Friday Gotham Holler night, it provides a home to stretch the musical boundaries of a genre. In addition to being a music venue, The Way Station also serves as a community headquarters giving voice to our neighbors by hosting two monthly lectures. Let’s Talk About Cities on second Tuesdays is hosted by independent magazine Satellite, which focuses on cities, culture, and politics, each month, four people from different fields give short, informal talks about various facets of urban life. Art Talks Brooklyn, on Fourth Mondays, is a new speaker series highlighting the Brooklyn art scene and a great opportunity to network. Monthly, we invite three speakers from different art initiatives; each allotted 15 minutes, to share what they are up to and how their programming positively impacts our community.

This fall, The Way Station has selected seven of our favorite bands and musicians to share what new music is to them. On First Saturdays, stylings range from Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies’ original material inspired by the American Roots music to Kagero’s blend of Japanese Gypsy Rock, think Gogol Bordello meets David Bowie. On second Saturdays, we host the ultimate groove party by Cookie Cutta and The Crisps. Fourth Saturdays, we continue with cult favorite Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak. The band is aptly named as their music is a humorous take on the human condition as led by charismatic front man Robert Whaley.

On various monthly dates through out the fall, house favorite The Jacks of Kings County perform as a four piece with angelic vocal harmonies and tight Americana arrangements. Eric Vitoff, a master of effect pedals and guitar looping, is our Midnight Special playing four solo gigs in September and October. Rounding out the year is The Sometime Boys featuring succinct songwriting blending bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and zydeco into a unique, refreshing Americana sound.

In addition to our residencies, The Way Station serves up live music six nights a week with three to four bands a night, this averages out to more than 100 local, national and international acts per month. Proprietor Andy Heidel doesn’t believe in a cover charge; this mini music venue passes the hat to support the musicians so you can experience the music risk free. All shows are $5 suggested donation.

Schedule of Events September – December 2014

First Mondays: Paul Ryan Presents: A night of singer songwriters

First Saturdays: 
8pm- Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies
Stanleyjohnmitchell.com

10pm-12am- Kagero
http://www.kagero.com

Second Tuesdays: Satellite Magazine: Let’s Talk About Cities

Second Saturdays: 10pm-12am- Cookie Cutta and the Crisps
http://www.cookiecutta.com

Third Fridays: 8pm-12am- Gotham Holler
http://www.gothamholler.com

Fourth Mondays: 7:30pm- Art Talks Brooklyn

Fourth Saturdays: 10pm-12am Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak
http://www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com

Various Dates:
The Jacks of Kings County: Sept. 25 @ 10; Oct. 23 @ 10; Dec. 12 @ 9pm
http://m.reverbnation.com/artist/thejacksofkingscounty

Eric Vitoff: Sept. 12 & 26 @ Midnight; Oct. 10 @ 11; Oct. 24 @ Midnight
www.ericvitoff.com/songs

The Sometime Boys: Headlining 10pm-12am, Sept. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 12
http://www.thesometimeboy.com 


July 28, 2014
For immediate release:

Contact: Assistant Director of Programs
The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
waystationbk.com/ bookingtws@gmail.com

The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo Tribute
at The Way Station  
Five Bands Reinterpret this Seminal 1968 Release 
Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9pm-12am 
 $5 suggested donation

 
The Way Station continues their Tribute Series by honoring trailblazers of rock ‘n roll, The Byrds by celebrating the 46th anniversary (to the day) of their release of Sweetheart of the Rodeo on Saturday, August 30th from 9pm-12am. Performing the entire Legacy Edition of the record will be Jordan Renzi, The Sensational Country Blues Wonders, The Cornell Brothers, Bourbon Express and The DiveBombers. Don't miss a single track as re-imagined by these most reverential performers.

From folk rock to psychedelic hippie pop, The Byrds were pioneers of rock ‘n roll from the start. However it wasn't until 1968, when they hitched their wagon to Gram Parsons, that they left their indelible mark on American music with their seminal album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo. The traditional forms of folk, bluegrass and gospel laid the foundation for the very first major country rock album, and forged the creation of what became known as “Cosmic American Music.” 

The Way Station Tribute Series has included two Bob Dylan Birthday Tributes by The Zimmymen and the Wimmymen performing the 1975 release Blood on The Tracks on July 26, 2013 and the 1965 release Bringing It all Back Home on May 30, 2014. Earlier this year on March 5, 2014, The Way Station hosted a Lou Reed birthday tribute including seven bands reimagining the music of this proto-punk proselytizer. Upcoming tributes to round out 2014 include Van Morrison: Moondance on November 13 and a selection from the Tom Waits songbook on December 3.

For more information about The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo Tribute please visit our website at waystationbk.com or email bookingtws@gmail.com. *For more information about The Way Station contact the owner at andy.heidel@gmail.com. 

Line-up and album tracks:
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 



August 2014
For immediate release: 
Contact: Andy Heidel, Proprietor
The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
waystationbk.com
andy.heidel@gmail.com



The Way Station Presents

I Got a Bad Feeling About This - 2 Year Anniversary Show!

A Night of Comedy and Music

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 7-9:30PM
 $5 suggested donation

The Way Station is proud to present I Got a Bad Feeling About This . . .2 Year Anniversary Show! on Sunday, August 17 from 7-9:30PM. Comedian Jordon Ferber, AKA Han Shlomo, and Sarah Shanok 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! Their midichlorian count is already on its way up! 

I Got a Bad Feeling About This is named for the famous line uttered in every Star Wars film, and known by even fair-weather fans. Lots could go wrong, but the force was with them!  This monthly comedy event caters to the unique tastes of the factually critical, pop culture savvy Way Station regulars, an audience as eclectic as the Mos Eisley cantina from Star Wars that frequent the Prospect Heights watering hole. Jordon seeks out Sci-Fi sensitive comedians, and Sarah secures unconventional musicians to accent the sets.

Over the past two years, the comedians have been a hit, attracting local Brooklyn and Manhattan talent to skewer the odd audience and wacky decor. Multiple musicians have joined the show, but the most popular act is Cumbia collective Wawa Wasi, featuring musicians David Cornejo, Pony Tinajero, Daniel Siles, Andres Marin, Pablo Siles and Maciej Lewandowski. The band became an instant hit after performing their Cumbia version of "The Imperial March," more commonly known as Darth Vader's Theme, now a show standard. Wawa Wasi also performs covers of Linkin Park, Gorillaz, Dick Dale, the Offspring and The White Stripes, in addition to their own original songs, played on innovative instruments included wooden boxes and animal bones. When not playing at The Way Station, Wawa Wasi has appeared at Goodbye Blue Monday and Don Pedro. 

August’s Line-up Features 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 


More about Jordon Ferber 
Jordon Ferber started his stand-up comedy career in 1999 at the age of 21. While majoring in Film at Occidental College he became a regular host at The Garage in Los Angeles. For the next two years he honed his skills and ultimately decided to pursue stand-up in the big city, returning to New York in 2001. As a native New Yorker, he had no trouble getting on the circuit, and has since performed in almost every club in Manhattan, including Carolines, the Gotham Comedy Club and Madison Square Garden. His unique delivery and ironic take on life is always funny, and has made him a favorite on the NY scene. He produced a weekly stand up comedy showcase called Straight Up Stand Up for 4 years at Zinc Bar in the West Village, and currently produces and hosts comedy and music showcase, “I Got a Bad Feeling About This . . .” at The Way Station in Brooklyn. He has been seen on NBC’s "Last Comic Standing" and "The Restaurant" and is a regular on WOR's "The Joey Reynolds Show." Ferber was also featured in the 2006 New York Underground Comedy Festival’s Emerging Comics Contest. In his spare time, he enjoys writing short blurbs about himself in the third person. He has been a member of The Friars Club for the past four years. 

More about Sarah Shanok 
Sarah Shanok is a Brooklyn bartender and freelance writer, who really digs the nightlife and likes to boogie. She recently published a music review in Ladygunn Magazine, and her short story, "Cutting Christmas" was included in 2013 book, Mother's Day at the Orphanage: Stories Without a Home. She has also written for Encore MagazineNew York Press, Our Town, and West Side Spirit. She managed indie rock band The Telephones for many years, booking the band at local music venues including, Mercury Lounge, The Knitting Factory, and Arlene's Grocery. They played really great music for drunk strangers, and she helped. She is very funny, but has stage fright, so now she works behind the scenes to help others get heard. Sarah produces monthly comedy and music show, "I Got a Bad Feeling About This," at Brooklyn bar The Way Station, where she also passes the hat for donations between sets and reminds people not to take money out!

For more information about I Got a Bad Feeling About This contact the owner at andy.heidel@gmail.com.


June 9, 2014
For Immediate Release:
The Way Station
683 Washington Ave, BK, NY, 11238
Andy Heidel, Owner/Operator
917-279-5412
Andy.heidel@gmail.com
Waystationbk.com


The Way Station, in conjunction with Branded Saloon, announces

The Prospect Heights Music Festival

Featuring 31 Brooklyn Based Bands

July 9-13th, 2014

$5 suggested donation

"Andy Heidel’s place is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen."
- Chuck Yarborough, Music Critic,  
The Cleveland Plain Dealer 

The Way Station and Branded Saloon will co-host the first ever Prospect Heights Music Festival featuring 31 Brooklyn based bands and performers July 9-13, 2014. Musical genres will range from Urban Americana to Carnatic Jazz and from a modern day Hank Williams to a Dance Punk Power Trio. Join us each night to discover how Brooklyn inspires local musicians to write and perform at the two premiere venues in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. In the past three years, The Way Station has established itself as the destination to discover up-and-coming local, national and international acts. “My mission is to introduce new music to new listeners and help bands increase their fan base,” says owner, Andy Heidel. “To that effect, we never charge a cover and instead suggest tipping the bands. This way listeners can check out new music risk free.” 

Branded Saloon on Vanderbilt Avenue is a quick 10-minute walk from The Way Station on Washington Avenue. They host music in an intimate venue in the back room, perfect for artists ranging from local crooners to riot grrrls to Kentucky-bound DIY tour vans ripping through our fair city. For this event, they have taken up the reins to present neighborhood singer songwriters. “We’re really hoping to get people out to not only explore new music, but the Prospect Heights neighborhood,” says Gerard Kouwenhoven, owner of Branded Saloon. “We have a dozen great restaurants, shops, as well as the Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Gardens.” 

The line-up for both venues is listed below along with more information about The Way Station and local businesses. For detailed information about each act, visit our website at waystationbk.com.


THE WAY STATION LINE-UP
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
WEDNESDAY 7/9 
8pm- Sara Bouchard & The Salt Parade
Genre: Roots/Folk/Blues
For fans of:  Neko Case, Norah Jones, Cat Power, Gillian Welch, The Be Good Tanyas, Jolie Holland, The Carter Family, Bessie Smith
www.sarabouchard.com


9pm- Jon LaDeau
Genre: Blues, Folk, Americana
For fans of: Richard Thompson, Neil Young, George Harrison
http://jonladeau.com/


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


11pm- Jake La Botz
Genre: Blues, Roots
For fans of: Howling Wolf, Lightning Hopkins, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan 
www.jakelabotz.com



THURSDAY 7/10
7:30pm- Jenni Alpert
Genre: singer songwriter 
For fans of:  Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Carol King, Rickie Lee Jones and Aimee Mann
http://www.jennialpert.com 
free download: https://soundcloud.com/jennialpert/one-of-these-days


8pm- Lara Ewen
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Shawn Colvin 
http://www.unstrungmusic.com


9pm- Cornell Bros
Genre: Original Acoustic American Roots Music 
For fans of: Bluegrass, The Band, The Stanley Brothers, CSNY, Walt Whitman    reverbnation.com/cornellbros


10pm- The Jacks of Kings County
Genre: country/americana/folk/rock http://m.reverbnation.com/artist/thejacksofkingscounty


11pm- Cuervo Jones
Genre: punk power trio
For fans of: the Ramones, Arctic Monkeys, and the Strokes http://cuervojones.bandcamp.com/ 



FRIDAY 7/11
7pm- Eli August


8pm- Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Genre: Carnatic-Jazz-Funk
For fans of:  Ravi Shankar, Shakti, Amazing new music! 
https://soundcloud.com/arunnj25/dhanasri  

9pm- Rashmi and the Band
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Patty Griffin, Natalie Merchant  
www.rashmisingh.com 

10pm- Marek and the Boss Chops
Genre: boogie woogie, honky tonk and early rock & roll
www.marekandthebosschops.com   

SATURDAY 7/12 
7:30pm- Mike O’Malley
Genre: singer songwriter 
http://elkbellows.bandcamp.com/ 

8pm- Xavier Cardriche
Genre: Urban-Folk / Alt-Country
For fans of: David Gray, Ryan Adams, Ray Lamontagne, Crowded House
www.XavierCardriche.com  

9pm- Wandering Downhome
For fans of: Lumineers, the Civil Wars, and artist Amos Lee
http://www.wanderingdownhome.com/ 

10pm- Even Twice
Genre: Prog/Punk
For Fans of: MC-5, Can, The Who  
http://facebook.com/eventwicerocks
 

11pm- The Bloodshots
Genre: Rockabilly
For fans of: Wanda Jackson, Elvis, Patsy Cline, The Chop Tops, Hank WilliamsIII  http://www.reverbnation.com/thebloodshotsnyc


Satellite Venue: Branded Saloon Line-up
603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday 7/9  
8pm - Ruby Rae 
9pm - Tristian Walker 
10pm - Jordan Levinson 

Friday 7/11  
7pm - J.A.ME.(S) BROOK
9pm - LICE
10pm - TYGAPAW


Saturday 7/12
5pm - Adam Levine 
6pm - Mel Childs 
7pm - Susan Justice
8pm - Wine Teeth
9:30 - Kasata Sound with CoDivide 


Sunday 7/13
5pm - DK
9pm - Ms. Phillye 


About The Way Station
The Way Station bar and music venue features a range of musical styles including Americana, Folk, N'awlins jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Indie Rock, Latin, Country, Bluegrass, Alt-Indian and more. Serving up live music six nights a week with 3-4 bands a night, this averages out to 100 local, national and international acts per month. Proprietor Andy Heidel doesn’t believe in a cover charge, this mini music venue passes the hat to support the musicians so you can experience the music risk free. All shows, are $5 suggested donation. Enjoy a craft beer or original specialty cocktail while checking out what new music is.

Also referred to as “The Doctor Who Bar” because of its life sized replica of the Iconic blue police box and its whovian themed cocktail menu, The Way Station is a nerd mecca.

The Way Station is also a Brooklyn Community Headquarters giving voice to our neighbors through programming such as: Astronomy on Tap, Art Talks Brooklyn, Satellite Magazine: Let’s Talk About Cities and our Local Filmmaker’s Screening Series. 

Our Sundays are dedicated to nerd culture and feature screenings of sci fi and fantasy movies, Doctor Who episodes while in season, Geeky bands and Nerdeoke. 

Local Restaurants and Shops on Washington Avenue 
The Islands, 803 Washington Avenue
Traditional Jamaican
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-islands-brooklyn-2



Lincoln Station, 409 Lincoln Place

Café and Delicatessen

http://www.stationfoods.com/



Bar Corvo, 791 Washington Avenue

Italian, local/organic

http://www.barcorvo.com/



Sunshine and Co., 780 Washington Avenue

Small Plates and Mains

http://www.sunshinecobk.com/



Kimchi Grill, 766 Washington Avenue

Korean BBQ and more

http://kimchitacotruck.com/KGrill.html



Mason and Mug, 708 Washington Avenue

Small Plates Kosher Beer & Wine Bar

https://www.facebook.com/MasonMug/info



Citrico, 681 Washington Avenue

Authentic Mexican

http://www.yelp.com/biz/citrico-brooklyn



The Winey Neighbor, 679 Washington Avenue

Boutique wine shop

http://wineyneighbor.com/



Prospect Heights Beer Works, 648 Washington Avenue

Craft Beer

http://bkbeerworks.com/wordpress1/


Local Restaurants and Shops on Vanderbilt Avenue 
The Vanderbilt, 570 Vanderbilt Avenue

Seasonal American Cuisine

http://www.thevanderbiltnyc.com



Pequena, 601 Vanderbilt Avenue

Authentic Mexican

http://www.pequenarestaurant.com/



Ample Hills Creamery, 623 Vanderbilt Avenue

Artisanal Ice Cream

http://www.amplehills.com/



Joyce Bakeshop, 646 Vanderbilt Avenue

Hand-crafted pastries

http://joycebakeshop.com



Chuko, 552 Vanderbilt Avenue

Ramen Shop

http://barchuko.com/



R&D Foods, 602 Vanderbilt Avenue

Café-prepared foods

http://606rdbklyn.com/FOODS/



606  R&D, 606 Vanderbilt Avenue

bar-restaurant-café-doughnut shop

http://606rdbklyn.com/




May 2014
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Gail Heidel, Director of Programs and Promotion
The Way Station ,
683 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
917-660-0876 / gailaheidel@yahoo.com
waystationbk.com


THE WAY STATION PRESENTS
A BOB DYLAN BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
May 30, 2014, 10pm-12am
with
The Zimmymen and the Wimmymen performing
Bringing It all Back Home




The Way Station continues their Tribute Series with a birthday tribute to Bob Dylan on May 30 from 10pm to midnight. The Zimmymen and the Wimmymen are a merry band of Dylanologists who congregate annually to celebrate and perform the work of the Bard, Hibbing Minnesota’s own Robert Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan. This show will mark the 16th year for these annual get-togethers and the second consecutive year at The Way Station. The band will focus on 1965’s Bringing It all Back Home, which the band will perform in its entirety, track by bloody track. The Zimmymen and the Wimmymen will round out the evening with cuts from Dylan’s extensive catalogue. So Zimmy fans should set “their boot heels to be wanderin’” to Prospect Heights on 5/30 for an evening of wall-to-wall Dylan. Bring your thought-dreams for analysis, and we’ll make an “attempt to shovel a glimpse into the ditch of what each one means”. 

The Way Station Tribute Series has included The Zimmymen and the Wimmymen performing Dylan's 1975 release Blood on The Tracks on July 26, 2013 and a Lou Reed Birthday Tribute including seven bands reimagining the music of this proto-punk proselytizer on March 5, 2014. Upcoming tributes include Sweetheart of the Rodeo (The Legacy Edition) with five bands reinterpreting this seminal 1968 release in album order by The Byrds and on November 5 we will honor the songbook of Gram Parsons.

For more information visit our website at waystationbk.com or email gailaheidel@yahoo.com.

Also performing on May 30:
8pm- TL Band
9pm- JD Patch
12am- Eric Vitoff
 
March 2014 Press Releases:
Make The Way Station in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn your St. Patrick's Day local on Monday, March 17 with whiskey specials and Irish music by Three Pints Shy, Uncorked and our house band The Waysties. Music runs from 7pm - 11pm. We never charge a cover, but do suggest a $5 donation per band if you like what you hear. More information on the bands.


7pm- Three Pints Shy
Genre: Irish Rock Band
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Three-Pints-Shy/28211954151

8pm- Uncorked
Genre: Irish, Irish rock, indie rock, folk rock
For fans of: Pogues, Flogging Molly, Mumford & Sons, Dubliners

Uncorked is the Irish battalion from the acoustic unit Tojak.  They bring a fresh, lively acoustic mix of Irish rock, trad, indie and beyond to the table.  Rocking the NYC Irish scene, they feature churning guitar, the Irish bodhran, the Celtic trombone and driving percussion.  Sounds from 60’s traditional Irish to 80’s punk to current folk rock fuel your dancing, listening, drinking and carrying on needs.   Led by Jack Davis on vocals, skins & ‘bone, they’ll give you all the excuses you need on St. Pat’s and the other 364.

https://myspace.com/tojak/music/songs 

9pm- 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.

February 2014 Press Releases: 
The Way Station Celebrates its Third Anniversary on Feb. 20
Now in our third year, The Way Station is proud to host over 100 bands a month; a Local Film Makers Series; Satellite Magazine Speaker Series: Let's Talk About Cities; Wasabassco Burlesque; and Sunday screenings, karaoke, comedy and cabaret. All events can be enjoyed while sipping on one of our specialty cocktails or craft beers. 

On February 20, celebrate our anniversary with swing band Buhre Station Stomp Society and $3 Harpoon IPA from 9-11pm. From 11-midnight, switch your entertainment to Gogo with Nasty Canasta and Evelyn Vinyl 11 and your drink to $3 PBR and a shot of Fireball.

More about the band:
Genre: Swing

Named, “Best of the Bronx” News 12, this Swing Band not only recreates the authentic sounds  of such greats as Benny Goodman,  Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong’s Dixieland,  but also brings their unique brand of showmanship and most importantly FUN back to this timeless genre of music. 
BUHRESTATIONSTOMPSOCIETY.COM  
http://youtu.be/KbQKuwBh_YY
http://youtu.be/ZmpNKZror1A
http://youtu.be/wOBVoJ4RStU


Celebrate Mardi Gras Way Station Style  
The Way Station hosts our third Annual Mardi Gras Party on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Live Music starts at 10pm with swing band Buhre Station Stomp and when the mood strikes, a Second Line down Washington Ave. Imbibe Abita beer and Sazarac drink specials all night long. Dance in a haze of jazz madness decked out with beads on the house! 

About the band:
10pm- Buhre Station Stomp Society
Genre: Swing

Named, “Best of the Bronx” News 12, this Swing Band not only recreates the authentic sounds  of such greats as Benny Goodman,  Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong’s Dixieland,  but also brings their unique brand of showmanship and most importantly FUN back to this timeless genre of music. 

BUHRESTATIONSTOMPSOCIETY.COM  
http://youtu.be/KbQKuwBh_YY
http://youtu.be/ZmpNKZror1A
http://youtu.be/wOBVoJ4RStU




Lou Reed Birthday Tribute 
Lou Reed was a seminal force.  A proto-punk proselytizer.  An icon and an iconoclast.  And on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 8pm, The Way Station will celebrate his life and music with our Lou Reed Birthday Tribute.  Come down and hear seven bands re-imagine the music of Lou Reed as we pay tribute to a truly innovative New York artist.  

About the bands:  
8pm- Michael Pennacchio
Genre: Singer/Songwriter For fans of: Elliot Smith, Lou Reed, Amos Lee, Bryan Adams

Michael Pennacchio is a Singer/Songwriter based out of Brooklyn, New York. Michael captures his audience with a unique brand of story-telling and memorable melodies that will stay with you well after the show is over. The music breaks genre barriers yet has an aesthetic of artists such as Elliot Smith and Lou Reed. His new 5 Song EP "Better In The Morning," will be available for sale. 
www.facebook.com/looking4michaelsmusic
www.reverbnation.com/michaelpennacchio

8:30pm-
Drum the Jaguar
Genre: Indie Pop
For fans of:  The Fountains of Wayne, Weezer, The Replacements, and The Beatles

Named after a 3 year-olds stuffed animal, Drum the Jaguar is currently performing as a duo with Jeff Coyle on vocals/guitar and David Gaynes, on drums.  The band tells stories of redemption and sings dysthymic love songs which are underlined by sweet and uncomplicated melodies.  The band is heavily influenced by the heroes of indie music, classic rock and new wave.  In 2010, Drum the Jaguar recorded their album, “Beauty” which is available on CD.  

9pm- Prewar Yardsale
Genre: rock
For fans of: Jeff Lewis, The Johns, Kung Fu Crimewave

Prewar Yardsale is lofi New York City Antifolk. Beat up acoustic guitars, buckets, tin cans, broken casios and distortion pedals provide the sonic drop for the lyrics cribbed for songs of breaking up, partying, sickness, disease, and your record collection. They have a new Major Matt produced EP up on bandcamp that captures the band during some raw sessions ant Emandee and Olivejuice studios.

http://prewaryardsale.bandcamp.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/prewaryardsale
9:30pm- The Planes 
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of:  Husker Du and Peter, Paul and Mary 


In a big, dirty city full of trend-chasers and bandwagon-riders, The Planes stand up for the things that are, refreshingly, always cool and relevant and fun. Three-minute pop songs. Analog recording equipment. The unmistakable sound, and the visceral pleasures, of banging on a Fender guitar hooked up to a tube amp.
facebook.com/theplanesNYC

theplanesNYC.bandcamp.com

10pm- Perp Walk
Genre: Rock/Power Pop
For fans of:  Placebo, Rush, L7 

After talking a lot about their favorite music over the years, NY1 News Reporter and drummer Roger Clark and co-worker/bass player Bunny got together at a Greenpoint Rehearsal Studio in the summer of 2012 and decided to jam. They had a real blast, which turned into the hard rocking, comedic duo Perp Walk. Their original songs are based on crazy incidents, offbeat people, and animals encountered on their permanent tour of the world.

www.myspace.com/perpwalknyc 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb2TIzftKgk

10:30pm- 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

11pm- 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/