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Monday, November 24, 2014

Events through 12/12

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

All events are a strongly suggested $5 donation unless indicated otherwise.

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8pm- Sami & Sarah
Genre: From traditional country music, early jazz recordings, Brazilian sambas to European movie soundtracks and the golden age of American animation
For fans of: Cliff Edwards, Huayno, Serge Gainsbourg, Ween, Willie Nelson, Tom Ze, Sega Genesis , The Moldy Peaches, Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin, and Johnny Cash & June Carter

Sami & Sarah are a Brooklyn-based vocal duo playing banjo-ukulele, and upright bass. Their whimsical sound has been described as a combination of The Moldy Peaches, Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin, and Johnny Cash & June Carter. Their multi-lingual music draws from influences as varied as traditional country music, early jazz recordings, Brazilian sambas, European movie soundtracks and the golden age of American animation. Since their formation in early 2013, they have played various venues in New York City and Buenos Aires, Argentina.


9pm- A Flying Dodo Society 
Genre: jungle-pop, anti-folk, crooner, musical theater
For fans of:  Belle & Sebastian, Cole Porter, Daniel Johnston, The Muppets, Pavement, Billie Holiday, Alan Menken, Gene Austin, The Beach Boys

A Flying Dodo Society is a husband-wife-and-friend brooklyn-based music project. They make playful melodic songs about love, nature, cannibalism and absurdity drenched in a measureless wonderment at the inescapability of extinction.

With members from Argentina, Puerto Rico and the United States, they have accomplished hundreds of smiles and sing-alongs playing in all types of settings; from the forests of Córdoba, to terraces looking out on the Caribbean Sea, to underground venues in NYC.

"If you like your breakfast cereal with dry leaves and powdered skulls, this is the music for you. The songs are deceptively sweet and crunchy, but there is plenty of marrow in every bite." Club de Folk, Rosario, Argentina

"The most fun I've had at a live show in years! They make the crowd help out with special effects (sparklers, bubbles, etc.) and encourage everyone to sing along. I left the show feeling I was truly part of the Society."  Conboca, Puerto Rico


10pm- Swingaroos
Genre: Swing/Jazz
For fans of: Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Dorsey, Jamie Cullum, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller

Swing-era Territory Band. Originals & 1930-40s Hit Parade. Hot Swing with Hollywood Class & Vaudeville Spirit.


11pm- Sean Cronin's Very Good
Very Good. In these times, where irony and passivity reign, we must create ways of saying things without actually saying them. Thus: this band is Very Good.

It’s issues like this that Sean Cronin's Very Good addresses, and consequently questions the importance of; all while creating musical tapestries that create a journey through styles and various states of lucidity. Sean Cronin is the band’s leader, and his musical life is a testament to the diversity of this project. Cronin was raised on Country, trained in Classical, steeped in Punk Rock, and brought to maturity as a Jazz musician. Similar tales have shaped all of the members of the band, and Very Good is Cronin’s place to conglomerate such stories into song. Some inspirations include Steve Reich, Bjork, Leonard Cohen, and the Band. The band’s malleable nature enables it to fit into any circumstance – be it a dance party or a theatre. Whether they’re performing in the dark, singing a capella to announce that “the show will start soon”, or joined by a marching band that emerges from the audience, Very Good is always full of color, spontaneity, and madness. Very good, indeed.

8pm- Rob Robinson 
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: Folk/Pop/Americana - Bob Dylan, John Lennon, John Hiatt

Pennsylvania born singer/songwriter Rob Robinson has been playing music since his youth. A long time drummer, Rob recorded and toured with Ben Vaughn, Suzanne Gorman, and many Philadelphia based acts. 2013 saw Rob’s first solo release with Catchin’ A Ride. He has been out on two tours in 2014 including his most recent to Nashville, TN.

“Listening to Catchin' A Ride is a beautiful thing. The songs, production, and singing are fantastic. You can feel the man's journey as he travels from song to song. Under The Sun in particular stands out as a shining testament to Rob's talent. Well done!” ~Ben Vaughn- Record Producer and Host of "The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn" radio program...


9pm- Yoav Shlomov Quintet
Genre: Contemporary Jazz
For fans of: Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Omer Avital, Robert Glasper, Yoni Rechter  

Yoav Shlomov Quintet includes some of the greatest musicians from around the world living in New York today, most of them comes from the jazz scene in the city. They play original music with lots of soul and their music associates with Pink Floyd, Progressive rock bands from the 70’s, Swing, Jazz and Mediterranean Folk. 


10pm- Theresa Gorella
Genre: Country Pop
For fans of: Taylor Swift, Michelle Branch, The Band Perry

I’m a confused overachiever who loves to write songs and sing. I’m just going with it.


11pm- Fractal Caravan
Genre: Sci-Funk
For fans of: Bob Marley, The Clash, Arctic Monkeys, Fela Kuti

Fractal Caravan play funk-charged indie rock w/ a sci-fi edge. Their sound aims for The Clash meets Prince in the Star Wars Cantina. Edwin Quirk writes 3 chord modern rock songs about philosophy, magick, sci-fi, & sex. Fabio Montenegro & David Cornejo lay down the groove with a danceable mix of funk, reggae, soca & rock & roll. Paradox Lust, their debut album, is out now!


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-The Way Station staff
FRIDAY 11/28 
8pm- Mike Herz
Genre: Folk/ Singer-songwriter
For fans of: Josh Ritter, Gregory Alan Isakov, Bob Dylan

Raised in rural Northwest, New Jersey, Mike grew up amongst fertile farmlands and majestic mountains. So naturally, as a teenager his music of choice was rap. Why you ask? The words. There was poetry and passion there, and it resonated. Some years later Mike discovered the songs of Bob Dylan, and after listening to those words his heart clinically stopped for 3 minutes. While dead he saw a heavenly blinding light and returned to Earth with the understanding that simply a guitar and words could alter the universe. Folk music hit home. So words were written, chords were learned and songs were born. Songs sung in a deep voice that rattles around in your head long after the music ends. Songs that make you think, but don't trip you up and leave you realizing something you already knew.

“New Jersey singer-songwriter Mike Herz understands the power of words, and on “Overgrown” he presents 14 songs that recount facets of the human condition with some skill.” – Leicester Bangs Review

"I listen to a lot of independent CDs and yours really surprised me with its point-of-view, the fresh honest lyrics, the remarkable turn-of-phrase, one right after another. Those are important songs.” – Don Lowe, Towne Crier

Preserved Land (live video):
Ready As I’ll Ever Be (live)

9pm- Bride & Groom
Genre: Folk / Indie / Pop
For fans of: Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling, Tallest Man on Earth, Dave Van Ronk

Bride & Groom is an Indie Folk duo based out of Montreal, Quebec, consisting of guitar playing and songwriter Jesse Daniel Smith and cellist Kaitlyn Raitz. When the couple reached a musical crossroads in early 2014, the group was formed in the hopes of performing harmonically driven, contemporary songs that continue the folk tradition.

"Bride & Groom, the duo and EP, are the cream of the crop in indie folk music." -IAE Magazine

10pm- The Fantastic Plastics
Genre: Neo New Wave
For fans of: Devo, The Flaming Lips, Man or Astroman?, B-52s, The Faint, The Cars, Blondie, The White Stripes

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

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)

11pm- Chris Woz




8pm- TBA

9pm- Hamin Reed
Genre: Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Tool

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

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

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

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


10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte

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

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

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

GO MAGAZINE  –Jenny Lazar
"Dawn contributes heavy Afro-Caribbean licks on congas, bongós and Brazilian caixa as a partial list...and it's no amateur hour..." 

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

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

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



SUNDAY 11/30 
3pm- Screening: Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen present: ZOMBIES!!
NYC's favorite hooligans and vaudeville stars bring their steampunk camp to The Way Station to premier their first music video, which was filmed here at the bar.  For more info and a taste of their style, visit www.bathtubjen.com. Inappropriate Film's latest zombie-themed release will also be screened (which was filmed around the corner from the bar).  $5 suggested.

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

Star Trek: DOCTORS Part 2
We wrap up our Starfleet medical examination with episodes from the last two series of the Star Trek franchise. Like a famous doctor from another sci-fi series, Voyager’s chief medical officer does not often go by any other name besides “The Doctor”.  We’ll watch one of his adventures, as well as one with Enterprise’s Dr. Phlox, and possibly a bonus “Bashir” episode if there’s time.

9pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!


6pm- Monster Monday Madness:Silent Night, Deadly Night
Free Pizza!

Paul Ryan Presents a Night of Singer Songwriters
8pm- Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan is an Irish-born singer and guitarist. Paul has been living and playing music in Brooklyn for the past three years. With songs of life, love, and living, he is inspired by the music of Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, The Beatles, and more.

9pm- Anthony Mulcahy
Genre: FOLK
For fans of:  Glen Hansard,  Damien Rice,  Paul Brady, Liam Clancy,  David Gray

ANTHONY MULCAHY is a New York based singer/songwriter, originally from Waterford, Ireland, who writes songs about his youthful endeavors, friends of friends, and life away from home. His 2nd album “For My Sins” was released in May of 2013 and has already secured Anthony regular airplay across radio stations in Ireland. Performances in New York City’s prime listening rooms as well as festival slots in both the US and Ireland have opened many doors for Mulcahy, who has shared the stage with the likes of Mundy and Mark Geary.

- “Mulcahy knows what he’s doing, especially when it comes to clever lyrical turns of phrase and ear-catching melodies that are easy to sing along to” - www.redhot.org


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

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

“Tucker is bloody good at almost anything he touches. There are a lot of post-genre acts out there who say that no style or sound is off the table, but few make the transitions in between as well as Elijah Tucker.  “Saturn” is [like] a good party: running with a life of its own but never quite out of control.” Wildy Haskel, Wildy’s World

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


11pm- Trey Powell                   
Genre: Folk
For fans of: John Prine, Dan Bern, Tom Waits

I can normally be found with the rest of my band, Harlem-based Loose Canyons, playing with a full complement of strings, piano and a rhythm-section. This set will be a much stripped-down version of Canyons songs and whatever else happens to come to mind.


8pm- Dogstar Rose

9pm- Jack Spann
Genre: Darker Melodic Americana
For fans of: Storytelling songs and uptempo Americana

Jack Spann- dusky singer/songsmith and mulit-instrumentalist.  His songs are clever and catchy- a unique combination of blues, folk, country, rock and roll and pop, and are heartfelt examinations of everyday lives, and our frustrations and triumphs. Jack has been opening act for artists such as Widespread Panic, Steve Forbert, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Albert King, played SXSW, and played on John Platania’s (guitarist, Van Morrison) CD, Lucky Dog.  Jack has appeared on Broadway in War Horse at Lincoln Center Theater and Lost Highway, The Hank Williams Story at the Little Shubert Theater.

“What is amazing is not that he does it all, but that he does it all so well”- Gloucester Times, Gloucester, MA


10pm- Sally 
Genre: Indie Pop
For fans of: The Smiths, Belle and Sebastian, Camera Obscura, Magnetic Fields
Sally is a Brooklyn- and Queens-based indie pop band whose sugary, witty pop songs evoke The Smiths, the Six-ties, and tons of romantic angst. Hooky song structures hide forlorn, honest lyrics. The group consists of song-writer Jordan Cooper (guitar, accordion, back-up vocals), Kristen Gudsnuk (lead vocals, glockenspiel, melodica, tambourine), and Will Kastner (drums and percussion).
Sally originated from a series of songs written by Jordan from the perspective of a fictitious, lovelorn girl. Their debut EP, We Are In A Car, was released in July 2012.

“Sally is full of indie-pop fun. Eloquently composed . . . [We Are In A Car] rides on the strength of Gudsnuk’s honest vocals and Cooper’s cheery songwriting.” —Ben Anshutz, Turnstyle Music Group

“We Are In A Car, though accounting the ending of relationships, has a simple, childlike air, thanks to Gudsnuk’s light vocals and the band’s use of unconventional instruments.”—The QueensTribune

“Charming tween-pop. . . .While all of Sally’s songs chronicle the ‘perils’ and frustrations of relationships, . . . Kristen Gudsnuk . . . chronicles these tales in an innocent and childlike voice while the other members of the band create a catchy indie-pop backdrop, which is complete with accordion, glockenspiel, kazoo, and melodica.” —Brooklyn Rocks


11pm- LTLT
Genre: folk, rock, indie
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, The Cranberries, Old Crow Medicine Show

LTLT is as musically eclectic as the members who give it life. Fronted by San Francisco native, L.T. Tannenbaum, with three of Maryland’s finest, John Bimbiras, Dylan Kaminkow, and Allen Branch on guitar, upright bass, and percussion, respectively, and the incredibly talented Céline Boulben on violin hailing all the way from France, LTLT delivers a sound that reflects each of its part’s unique stories, warm spirits, and their abiding love of fun. Their music is catchy but complex, different but highly accessible, with a perfect balance of depth and humor. 


Wall-to-Wall Tom Waits

The Way Station continues their Tribute Series by honoring consummate singer-songwriter and performance artist Tom Waits a few days before Tom’s 65th birthday. The Wall-to-Wall Tom Waits evening will begin at 7:30pm with a Tom Waits puppet performance by puppeteer James Godwin followed by 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.

7:30pm- James Godwin Tom Waits Puppet Performance
James Godwin (Tom Waits) is a performer, puppeteer and visual artist. He has worked with the Muppets, Dave Chapelle, Wyatt Cenac and David Bowie just to name a few. His new one man show "The Flatiron Hex" will debut at Dixon Place in May.


7:45pm- Miles Portek Reads, "What's He Building?"

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

Joshua Garcia is a folk-singer/songwriter whose music and writing style draw from the influences of his musical heroes Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joshua spent time writing and performing in Providence, RI before settling down in Brooklyn, New York.

A firm believer in the power of song and 'the album' as an artistic format, Joshua is currently in pre-production for his first official release slated for December 2014/January 2015.
Stay tuned! and as he often tells his audiences:
"If you do your best to listen; I'll do my best to remember the words!


8:30pm- Rosa Tu
Genre: singer-songwriter/folk
For fans of: Neko Case, Aimee Mann, Joni Mitchell

Rosa is an American woman who writes and performs songs. Her songs are acoustic, multi-layered stories that spend time in living rooms, coffee shops and other quiet spaces. Her influences range from Leonard Cohen, to traditional Bulgarian music, to the soundtrack of Final Fantasy VII. Rosa feels happy cooking/eating delicious food, lying on the floor in homey spaces, and singing. She hopes that her music will continue to evolve, and to evoke lost feelings and a sense of warmth to the people who listen to it.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtumusic
Bandcamp: http://rosatu.bandcamp.com/

9pm- Mary-Elaine Jenkins
Genre: Blues/Roots/Rock/Americana
For fans of: The Delta Blues, Lucinda Williams, Cat Power, Ryan Adams

Mary-Elaine Jenkins is a New York-based blueswoman.  A South Carolina native and lifelong musician, she began performing live when she moved to Washington, DC for college.  She came to New York by way of Madrid, where she spent two years teaching English, roaming around, and playing a whole lot of music.  Her sound is a delicious and ever-evolving mix of blues, Americana roots, soul, and rock 'n roll, specializing in the sultry/spooky.  This ain’t your mama’s singer/songwriter music.


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 

8pm- Doors
On the first Thursday of every month we're at The Way Station, Brooklyn's famous Bar With The TARDIS Dec features Nasty Canasta, Poison Ivory, and Sapphire Jones. Hosted by Doc Wasabassco.

Show at 9:00
$15 advance-sale guaranteed seating
$10 GA at the door


8pm- Cygne
Genre: blues/electric folk
For fans of: PJ Harvey, Ricki Lee Jones, Edie Brickell

Whether she’s calling out corrupt bankers, Monsanto, or no-good boyfriends the 1970s punk spirit of Tom Petty and Patti Smith pulsates in these songs, ensuring the next generation of blues-infused rock and roll. “Ultimately my intention is to uplift and inspire people,” says Cygne. “Life is short. There’s no need to spend it following orders and not doing what you love. My mission is to show people that, yes, it can be done.”

“Illuminating” - Eugene Weekly
“Extraordinary” - Montgomery News


9pm- Dolly Trolly
Genre: Indie Harmony Rock
For fans of: Fleetwood Mac, X, B-52's, Fleet Foxes

Gerard Kouwenhoven & Tara Lynne front this Brooklyn quartet. The vibe is deeply rooted in the 70's but with 80's glitz and wigs sometimes! They're writing and recording a new record featuring T.L. on more keyboards and pushing more boundaries as a band. You may have seen them last Summer playing in front of the Wonder Wheel or whizzing by on a Parade float. You just never know!!


10pm- Phonosynthesis 
Genre: Funk, Jam/Jazz
For fans of: Soulive, Medeski Martin and Wood, Lettuce, Phish, Frank Zappa

Phonosynthesis is the careful infusion of rock and jazz, imbued with the indomitable swagger of a classic funk band. The result: A slick combination of sonic vibration that pushes the boundaries of live music and evokes its audience to dance and shout.

"Their debut single, “Birth of a Machine,” even touches on gospel from the beginning chords of Young’s B3. It makes you wanna shoot up to your feet and preach to the gospel of Hell Yeah, Son! " Chris Mariotti -- Lonesome Noise

"Somewhere in between lurk the jam-band jazzers — purveyors of accessible, groove-oriented funk for ass-shaking and stretched-out, rock-influenced improvisations. They approach jazz with brains and libido. It will entertain the Cabernet-sipping night club set, but mostly it succeeds at animating throngs of stoned noodle-dancers. [Phonosythesis] [...] wear the patchouli proudly." - Mike Hamad, The Hartford Advocate

"The band never repeats a show and never plays a song the same way twice. Instead of just trading off solos like typical jazz bands, they have moments of collective improvisation in which the music takes on a life of its own." - Mike Sembos, The Hartford Advocate

www.facebook.com/phonosynthesisband www.twitter.com/phonosynthesis https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxzCh_3FVE-fQZ8O5BPiIfg  

11pm- Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful 
Genre: Rock/Pop/Jazz
For fans of: Banda Magda, Queen, Jamie Cullum, Jessica Hernandez, Frank Sinatra

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


3-5pm- Nasty Canasta's yard sale of feathery things 
Wasabassco's Indoor, Pre-Holiday, 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 Nasty Canasta, Dangrrr Doll, Hazel Honeysuckle, Evelyn Vinyl and more for a studio sale of gently-worn showgirl fabulousness, civilian finery and everything in between.

Pick up some unique holiday gifts for deserving loved ones or just treat yourself to something fantastic! Featuring one-of-a-kind handmade costumes & costume pieces, vintage clothing & accessories, and craft supplies - all at low prices.


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

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

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


9pm- Barefoot & Bankside 
For fans of: old time gospel/blues, southern rock & classic country

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

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

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

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


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

Samurai Jack

“Gotta get back, back to the past, Samurai Jack!” We’ll be airing episodes of this award-winning Cartoon Network show. What’s your favorite episode? Last one will be viewers’ choice!

9pm- Nerd Karaoke
DJ JOE RUDE and The KINGS of KARAOKE present a Nerds Night to RAWK OUT at the BAR with the TARDIS!!! Come sing They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, and MORE! No cover, awesome cocktails and fine beers on tap--its the best party Sunday can buy!


6pm- Monster Monday Madness:Black Christmas
Free Pizza!

8pm- Dylan Nichols
Genre: Acoustic, singer-songwriter
For fans of: Fiona Apple, Lana del Rey, Feist, Laura Marling

LA native Dylan Nichols is an honest, passionate lyricist with deep and original music. By way of L.A., New York and Paris, Dylan Nichols released two EPs and collaborated with French electro musician Thylacine on "Distance," which was the iTunes free download of the week in France. Her authentic songwriting and unique sound toe the line between folk and pop, evoking the likes of Fiona Apple and Lana Del Rey. She plans to release several new singles this year.

“…this generation needs an authentic, down-to-earth artist pointing the way to calmer, more soulful times. That voice is Dylan Nichols… Her lyrics […] are filled with sensuous detail and complex emotion accurately conveyed.” – Ella Riley-Adams, The Faster Times

(Trans.): “Moving with mystery, William chose Dylan Nichols to baffle us even more on “Distance.” Rocking, then summoning, the voice of the young American guides us on this long road to an increasingly attractive unknown.”  –Fred Lombard, IndieMusic


9pm- Sara Nelms
Genre: singer songwriter/ folk
For fans of: Dixie chicks, Alanis Morrissett, Civil Wars

Originally from Florida, Sara’s sound combines the control and melodic power of her classical training, melancholy of lost loves, the southern stylings from a lifetime love affair with country music, and the grit and truth found in her current home in New York City. All of this still leaving you with the hope of a positive outcome in things to come. Her new album, Lover, No Longer captures this spirit completely, through woven tales of love, loss, heartache, and hope. “With her individual vocal delivery and strong songwriting, Nelms isn’t trying to be anyone else, and why should she be? Lover, No Longer is an extremely consistent effort and if this is anything to judge by, then it certainly looks like a long career is ahead of Sara Nelms," says Ross Barber.

Critic Justin Kreitzer says, “classically trained, her versatile acoustic-based sound is fluid enough to slide between intimate coffee shops and club stages with full band arrangements without losing any of the passion in translation.” Also, “she possesses one heck of a beautiful voice. And with the understated yet infectious country-leaning folk-pop melodies and captivating songwriting on her exceptional new album, Lover, No Longer; singer-songwriter Sara Nelms should attract the type of national attention that she deserves.”


10pm- Cassondra Alvord
Genre: Melancholy Folk
For fans of: William Fitzsimmons, Kevin Devine, Joe Pugg, Regina Spektor and whiskey voiced ladies

A young 20 something living in Brooklyn. She sings about life, encounters, love and the loss of it.

"Her voice, like fire. Raining down upon the people who knew not of what they were getting into. Goodbye, Pompey." -Chall Quarterly


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

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

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


7:30pm- Satellite Magazine: Let's Talk About Cities
 Credit Steven Pisano via Creative Commons license.

The lineup for this month’s Cities+ event was selected by our friends at NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation.
Open planning
With funding from Knight Foundation, OpenPlans led PlanningCamps in NYC, Oakland, and Philadelphia last year, bringing together more than 300 planners, organizers, civic technologists, and government employees for over 90 sessions exploring urban planning, technology, and social change. Kelly Donohue will discuss.

Who’s on board?

Earlier this year, TransitCenter, a civic philanthropy focused on transportation innovation, surveyed 12,000 Americans on their attitudes toward public transit and neighborhoods. What do Americans think about transit? What would make them more likely to ride it? Program analyst Steven Higashide will answer these questions and more.
Taxis, data, and neighborhoods

Since New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission began collecting electronic records of yellow taxi trips in late 2008, over 1 billion trips have been logged on the city’s streets. There’s more to learn from the data besides how much people tip their drivers: it can tell us a great deal about neighborhoods, including which ones serve businesspeople, partygoers, and gentrifiers. Rodney Stiles, director of research at TLC, will discuss.
The future of maps
Something happened about five years ago when Google Maps came on the scene. Suddenly, a burst of tools and mapping enthusiasm created  a democratized and unstoppable trend of spatially representing everything and everyone, by everyone. What happens now? Jeff Ferzoco, designer of maps, information, and the experience of cities, as well as founder of design practice Linepointpath, will offer his perspective.

Video and transit
JP Chan, assistant director of multimedia production at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as well as an independent filmmaker, will discuss how the agency tells its stories through video.

9pm- Andrew Marks 

Andrew Marks is a singer-songwriter originally from Upstate NY transplanted in Los Angeles, CA. His unique voice, finger-style guitar playing and poetic lyrics create a captivating and intimate performance. In January of 2014, Andrew released his debut album To The Water. The first full-length album was produced, written, recorded, mixed and mastered by Andrew himself.

Hear Say national magazine describes Andrew as a “singer-songwriter who creates heartfelt lyrics that really make you stop and listen.”


10pm- Dances of the World Ensemble 
Genre: World / classical / jazz
For fans of: Richard Bona, Zakir Hussein

Dances of the World Ensemble is a project that began with pieces inspired by the extraordinary polyrhythms of Guinea, West Africa mixed with jazz & classical music. The music has evolved to include traditions from other cultures as well the blues, the tango and the waltz. The eclectic backgrounds of members of the group develop the music in unique ways.

"...while [Dances of the World Ensemble's] music is kinetic and intensely rhythmic, it has an edge and an individuality that transcend the boundaries of African music, classical, jazz, rock and film music while combining elements of all those styles...There is no band in the world who sound anything like this group." -Lucid Culture Nov. 2, 2014 --- A full review:  http://lucidculture.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/diana

"NYC is filled with great composers who rarely get the recognition they well deserve.  Ms. Wayburn is one such composer.” - Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery


11pm- Rob Jennings
Genre: pop/rock/folk
For fans of: The Beatles, The Beach Boys.

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

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

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

Twitter: @Rob_Jennings

8pm- The Straight and Narrow
Genre: Country Folk
For fans of: Flying Burrito Brothers, Little Feat

If it’s a single as good as “The Essential Straight & Narrow,” play it again. - NY Times


9pm- Andrew & Ashley
Genre: Indie Singer/Songwriter
For fans of: The XX, Ben Harper, First Aid Kit

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

Bancroft has been has been featured on Mtv’s TRL and in Rolling Stone and TIME.  

"Even better, Ashley Perez Flanagan…delivers a sweetly touching 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall.'" –The New York Times (review of Evita)


10pm- Emily Danger
Genre: Dark cabaret rock
For fans of: Radiohead, Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley, Florence and the Machine

Emily Danger is a dark cabaret rock band from Brooklyn. They combine haunting melodies & vulnerable lyrics with orchestral, heavy and often dissonant arrangements. They recently toured throughout the US and Canada, released their debut EP, “Paintings” to widespread critical acclaim, and were featured artists on WFMU.  Their disturbing, yet beautiful music video for “Shed My Skin” can be seen on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHdRGJm2pbY.  They love dancing, tiny ponies, whiskey, and talkin’ trash.

"A band blessed with talent for creating a dramatic sound that supports and gives a perfect platform for a voice so dynamic and soaring in its ability to move you with beautiful tones to a full almost angry vocal performance…" ("Indie Dunes")

“Emily Danger pushes the definition of indie rock while providing a one-of-a-kind listening experience. The world has yet to be exposed to music so richly unique and layered with talent.” (“Lemonade Magazine”)


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

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

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

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

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


8pm- The LoveHowl
Genre: Blues-Rock
For fans of: Deer Tick, The Black Keys, Brandi Carlile

Amy Sheehan, Alex Sherba, Jonathan Vergara and Jonah Durning-Hammond are  bringing back some classic rock and soul to Brooklyn. A project which developed from Sheehan's solo material, the group has morphed into a gutsy rock act with the release of their 5 song EP The Chase in 2013. They were recently featured in The Deli Magazine’s Best of NYC Emerging Artists of 2014 and placed #10 in the readers polls for Best Blues/Revival Rock band. Their song “I Don’t Know Why” appeared on the Season 4 Finale of the FX television series ‘Justified.’ They are set to release a series of singles in the fall in preparation for their debut LP.

“The LoveHowl is kicking up the dust behind raunchy guitars and sultry vocals…At times, the music might kick you in the gut, but don’t worry: They’ll be there to help you out when you’re down. Down-home tracks like ‘I Don’t Know Why’ never hurt so good.” – The Deli Magazine

“This EP [The Chase] consists of five gritty songs which all contain an overall essence of easy but edgy rock, although each track manages to stand apart from the next. All five pieces have catchy melodies and an abundance of backbone, which makes them go-to selections for those days when you may need a bit of a brazen musical pick-me-up.” – Blues Rock Review

“24 provides a smooth, yet energetic backdrop for Sheehan’s sultry voice, which could easily compete with Gwen Stefani’s, pre-No Doubt breakup.” - New York Social Status


9pm- At the Moment
For fans of: Elvis Costello, Buddy Holly, Neil Finn

AT THE MOMENT is the latest band from NYC based songwriter, Daniel Stampfel (The Inevitable Breakups/The Skastafarians). With a sound that is all at once jangly, rocking, lovesick and hopeful, the band features accomplished NYC musicians Dave Van Epp (lead guitar), Emma DeCorsey (backing vocals), Turner Stough (bass), and Bradley Gunyon (drums).   Their debut Monte Carlo EP presents some of the best songs of Stampfel’s career — stripped of the boundaries of genre or expectations, they strongly stand alone, each an endlessly catchy hook wrapped in an expertly played rock song.

“AT THE MOMENT works a catchy area between the Jayhawks at their most cosmopolitan, the Raspberries at their most melodic and Big Star at their most focused, with a more propulsive, rhythmic drive than any of those bands.” – New York Music Daily

“AT THE MOMENT’s latest EP, Monte Carlo, is a foundational trio of summery pop songs that shimmer in the way that only great songs can”  - Stereosubversion.com

“…winsome songs, each with perfectly crafted hooks and ringing guitars.” – BrooklynRocks


10pm- All Night Chemists
Genre: Rock

A band that writes and records a musical potion of hypnotic sounds, unforgettable melodies, deep grooves, and intricate arrangements under the BQE in north Brooklyn...

Brad Gunyon, Len Monachello, and Brandon Wilde are All Night Chemists. Currently releasing two songs a month the trio continues to mix from song to song, both live and on record, with a variety of their fellow musicians.  The result are shows and recordings that are truly their own. All Night Chemists' songs have been featured in the television shows Castle, Mercy, Men in Trees, Life is Wild, and Reaper.  The song "Point of View" was featured in the 2007 film "Ornaments"

 “The Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has a mellow, reflective voice that speaks to experience and a way with instrumentation that, as they say, goes easy on the ears.” 3hive


11pm- The Flashing Thoughts
Genre: Indie Rock/ Classic Rock
For fans of: Pavement, Weezer, Queen, Grateful Dead, Cactus

The Flashing Thoughts is a three piece rock group based out of Willow Grove, PA, the once music capital of the United States. The band was conceived by guitarist/singer Brendan Sellers when he decided to write and record the band’s first release, Dig & Dug, himself. Needing a band to perform the songs he’d created, Brendan orchestrated rigorous improvisation sessions, which brought drummer Kyle McDonough and bassist Jay Cavineau into the fold. Now with their second album released and a third on the way, The Flashing Thoughts have been branching out of the Philadelphia region, eager to share their sonic creations with like minded music lovers.


FRIDAY 12/12
8pm- Hiro Suzuki Band
Genre: Blues, Country, Rock, etc...

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Midnight Special- Stompcat
Genre: Dance Rock
For fans of: Daft Punk, Billy Joel, Foster The People  

It’s like a rock concert, a musical and church crashed into each other. Mark and Will have a band. They’ve been hired to play your high school reunion. Everyone in the audience puts on nametags, enters the raffle, and watches as a concert slowly implodes.