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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Events through August 9, 2014

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

All shows are $5 suggested donation unless indicated
Can't see the show in person stream it live here 


WEDNESDAY 7/30 
6:30pm- Cancelled: 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- 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.  In his first life he was a survivor of the War that tore apart America, and in 1947 he was exiled from his hometown, and his time.  He has arrived here in the present to share his stories of lost love, nuclear warfare, loneliness, rats, plane crashes, and architecture. 
daltondeschain.com
daltondeschainmusic.com
Facebook.com/DaltonDeschainMusic
Twitter @daltondeschain


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

6pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

Archer 

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 
6pm- Monster Monday Madness

Paul Ryan Presents

8pm- Lesley Kernochan
Genre: singer/songwriter + ham
For fans of:  Gillian Welch, Flight of the Conchords, Regina Spektor

Lesley Kernochan is equal parts singer/songwriter and ham.  Her show is therefore a bit like going on a beautiful hike in the forest with a bubble gun and a partially tamed dragon.  Lesley’s voice is both intimate and powerful and her songs bounce between hilarious and heartfelt.  She has toured with many eclectic bands including The March Fourth Marching Band and Vagabond Opera.

"Filled with unending smile-inducing brilliance!” – KBOO, Portland OR
“Kernochan's jazzy pop is intelligent, playful, and has plenty of nuance and groove to boot.” - CDBaby Pick of the Week

www.reverbnation.com/lesleykernochan


9pm- 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
Genre: Acoustic Singer Songwriter
For fans of: Elliot Smith, Beck, Scott Walker

Singer songwriter from Ireland, moved to NYC four years ago. Plays with local Brooklyn band Tiger Dare.


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
9pm- Wasabassco 
$15 advance sale guaranteed seating (limited to 40)
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/802581
$10 GA at the door

We're back at The Way Station with performances by Nasty Canasta, Penny Wren, Living Statue Galatea, special guest Michael Karas, and stage kitten Mischief Molly. Hosted by Doc Wasabassco.
wasabassco.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1435007256782475/
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