Monday, November 23, 2015

What's happening through December 16, 2015

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

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

7:30pm- Sexology on Tap: Taboo

9pm- Marc Delgado
Genre: Alt-Rock/Americana/Folk
For fans of: R.E.M/Son Volt/Bob Dylan/Pavement/Grant Lee Buffalo

Marc Delgado’s songs are eclectic & unexpected & deal with characters trying to make sense of the American Landscape.

10pm- The Moon and You
Genre: Alt 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

11pm- Rob Nance and the Lost Souls
Genre: Folk/Americana
For Fans Of: The Band, John Prine, Mudcrutch

Growing up on a steady diet of musical influences in North Carolina that ranged from Doc Watson to Neil Young, Rob Nance now writes songs that echo the traditions of southern and contemporary folk music to create a unique brand of roots rock. His debut release, Lost Souls and Locked Doors, winds its way between heartfelt folk songs and rock numbers that make up a sound both familiar and new.

No live music, but you can party like a pilgrim on Thanksgiving Eve.

We will be closed for the holiday.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

FRIDAY 11/27
8pm- 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)

9pm- Blackwater Mojo
Genre: Stomp Rock/Hill Country Blues
For fans of: RL Burnside, Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, the White Stripes, Bukka White, the Black Keys

Blackwater Mojo is a bare bones blues-rock duo from the heart of the Appalachian hill country. Well known for high energy performances, driving rhythms, and distinct sonic, this duo has no trouble filling the room in a way one would expect from a band twice their size.  Not to be confused with preservationists, their unapologetic approach to American roots music makes them sound at once vintage and modern. 

“The sultry voice of Erin Young, paired with the soulful resonator guitar skills of Seth Young, makes for an unforgettable sound. The dynamic husband/wife duo hail from Elkins, but have traveled all over, from the Appalachian mountains to southeast Asia and eastern Europe....Blackwater Mojo plays the kind of music that makes you want to get up and dance. The band describe their style as “rock de-evolved” and compare their sound to bands like The White Stripes and The Black Keys. While the Stripes and the Keys have predominantly male vocals, Blackwater Mojo leaves the vocal work to Erin, giving them a unique spin on blues rock. Their sound is certainly raw and edgy, with lyrics to match — “I’ve never seen the devil, but I’m pretty sure he’s seen me.” – Wendy Holdren, Beckley Register-Herald 

10pm- Oumar Ndiaye
Genre: Mbalax, Afro-pop, World
For fans of:  Baba Maal; Youssou N'dour; Vieux Farka Toure, Frere Juiffe

Electro-Acoustic Afro-pop from Mali, Senegal and Goree Island which is off the coast of Senegal mixed with Latin, Funk and Soul. Vocals are in Wolof and French and are reminiscent of the great Baba Maal.

8pm- Joe Young
Genre: Folk + Classical
For fans of:  Gabriel Kahane, The Lone Bellows, Punch Brothers

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

9pm- Brahja Waldman's Quintet
Genre: Jazz/Cosmic/Hop
For fans of: Heroes Are Gang Leaders 

Brahja Waldman is plotting the transmutation of timeless soul through a jazz n’ hop Cosmic Swap. Waldman has played saxophone with Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, Lydia Lunch, Anne Waldman, Land of Kush and many others. 

"Brahja Waldman transfixed a packed house. Set up as close to one another as possible, the band drew the room in with transcendent music. They will definitely be back here to play again." - Ellwood Epps, L’Envers

10pm- Rocky and The Pressers
Genre: Reggae
For fans of: The Wailing Souls, The Slackers, Steel Pulse

Based in The Bronx, NY, The Pressers refresh the roots-reggae genre with complex vocal harmony and song structure.  In their 5th year performing, they are exploring new territory in their writing, while still delivering songs from their 2013 album, “Dance at The Playhouse.”  Listeners can always expect a number of choice cover songs from a range of artists; Burning Spear to Gordon Lightfoot.  Beres Hammond to Scott Walker.

11pm- The Van Burens
Genre: Funk/Rock
For fans of: The Talking Heads, PFunk, Ween, Tenacious D

The Van Burens are a family band whose pocket is 15 years deep and these boys have been sitting in it for that long. The band muses on the greatness of American heroes like John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, and Donald Rumsfeld and brings these men to life with a sexy interlocking bureaucracy of groove. If that doesn't make you want to party, you should probably go read your history books and stay in for the evening.

"The VBs have never been a darling of the press..."

SUNDAY 11/29
4pm- Doctor Who
9pm- Nerdeoke

MONDAY 11/30
6:30pm- Cartoons
7pm- Red Sonja

8pm Kristen Tivey
Genre: singer-songwriter

Kristen is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, but she lives in Brooklyn now. She plays guitar and sings at the same time. Also sometimes she plays piano too.

9pm- Local Vocal
Hosted by Stanley John Mitchell, this is a revue style show in which we feature 4 to 5 singer/songwriters per show.
In this coming event we will showcase Rockabilly and vintage Country music with some of the best Americana artists in the Tri-State area.

Billy Woodward
With his spectacular voice Billy made his name in New York and beyond as a mainstay player in the Broadway hit show 'Million Dollar Quartet' where he played Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

Monica Passin
Monica is a veteran of the New York Americana scene.
“Boy, can she sing. Monica Passin is a triple-threat, a chanteuse who can rock and write songs you swear you grew up with. 

This is the real deal, a captivating singer with soulful new material, and a voice that breathes new life into some choice classics.” - Bill Kirchen, Titan of the Telecaster

Gene Casey
As the consummate performer Gene fronts the legendary 'Lone Sharks'.
In 2015 the Long Island Music Hall of Fame awarded Gene with the coveted “Long Island Sound Award – the “Lisa” – for “outstanding contributions to Long Island’s (and beyond) music community.”

Stanley John Mitchell
Originally from New Zealand, Stan's music is a delightful blend of Americana and South Sea Rock'n'Roll. With his flare for story telling he covers all requirements for a very entertaining set.

10pm- Patrick Adams
Genre: Jazz, Soul, Modern
For fans of: Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse

Instrumental Improvisation

“Patrick Adams’ trumpet soars over these songs like a bird majestically in the air.” -

11pm- Eliezer Sherman

8pm- Yoham Ortiz
Genre: World/Acoustic

YOHAM ORTIZ is a composer, guitarist and vocalist. He creates a Jazz-based sound with present African and Latin American music styles including little known musical styles like the Dominican Carabine. Yoham’s performances are driven by his smooth expressive vocals and energetic finger-style guitar playing. 

Yoham's compositions are original vocal songs with progressive lyrics in English and in Spanish, as well as instrumentals presented with Rock-inspired energy. 

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

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

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

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

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9pm- A Valley Son
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Father John Misty and Band of Horses

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.

11pm- Lijie
A mix of dirty pop/rock and soul, Lijie’s music is a blend of smooth soulful vocals, electric guitar, and melodic pop hooks.

“(The Music Maker is an) …easy-listening, ambitious effort that demonstrates both here impressive vocal range and disciplined focus on her own ideas…” – Seattle Weekly

“She is a devoted, passionate and extremely talented singer/songwriter and musician…” - FOX 25/


Wasabassco Thursdays at The Way Station

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It's Wasabassco's monthly first-Thursday show at Brooklyn's famous Bar With The TARDIS.
Featuring Nasty Canasta,  Medianoche, Cecilia Roux, The Wasabassco debut of Giovanna De L'amour, and stage kitten Mari Ko. Hosted by Doc Wasabassco, 
Show at 9:00
$20 Advance Sale Guaranteed Seats (limited to 30). 
$15 GA at the door - standing room and limited bar seating. 
The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

8pm- George Gilmore
Genre: Folk, Singer/songwriter
For fans of: Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Justin Townes Earle, Kris Kristofferson

This New York City veteran singer/songwriter/guitar slinger has been a mainstay on the Americana/roots-rock scene for over two decades. His latest (I am a Weed) finds him in great form on these (lucky) 13 tunes exploring the journey of life with and without love, accompanied by an able stable of well-known Big Apple players. Tops for me is his gospel-fueled offering "The Good Lord Smote My Eye."

10pm- Rhythm Tolee
Genre: Punjabi Folk & Sufi
For fans of:  Coke Studio Pakistan/India, Wadali brothers

"Tolee" is a word from Punjabi language which means "a free spirited group of people". That is exactly what Rhythm Tolee is, a group of free spirited artists with Rhythm.  We make a fun combination (or Tolee) to deliver Punjabi folk, Sufi and Bhangra music.

“One of the most striking performances of the evening” – Jersey City Independent

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

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

Hard to believe, but 50 years have passed since the release of The Beatles timeless album, Rubber Soul.  And to mark the occasion, The Way Station will present Rubber Soul 50 on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8pm.  Three Brooklyn-based bands will take the stage and perform this beloved album in its entirety, re-interpreting one of The Beatles’ greatest recordings.  It’s hard to imagine the world without songs like “Norwegian Wood,” “Michelle” and “In My Life.“  Sophisticated hooks and themes were reveled on such songs as the Byrds-influenced “If I Needed Someone,” George Harrison’s mod anthem “Think For Yourself,” and the only song that has just enough cowbell, “Drive My Car.”  All classics.  Gone were the teen romance records, replaced by love songs with newly explored depth, like “You Won’t See Me,“ “The Word, “ and “I’m Looking Through You.”  And there was more bitterness than bubble gum on this album, demonstrated by “Wait” and “Run for Your Life.”  Don’t miss Rubber Soul 50, at The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY on December 5th at 8pm.

Scheduled to perform are:

Sun Thief
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Fleet Foxes, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Avett Brothers

The dulcet harmonies of Sun Thief have been lauded by many a listener from the far reaches of Crown Heights to the stony rows of Park Slope. Formed in the Spring of 2014, Sun Thief consists of Nathaniel Riehl (vox/guitars), Patrick Cochrane (vox/guitars), and John Matson (vox/drums). All members contribute to the band's catalogue of original music, which can be described as folky, sometimes ethereal, and always introspective. The band plans to release their first EP in the coming months.

Ben Clark & the Long Shadows
Genre: Acoustic, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Blues
For fans of: Dave Matthews Band, Punch Brothers, Jeff Buckley, Ra Ra Riot, Martin Sexton

Ben Clark hails from Floyds Knobs, Indiana and leads the Long Shadows, a set of freelance musicians collaborating in his compositions. The lineup includes Ben Clark on guitar/vocal, Nick Rapley on drums, Kristine Kruta on cello, Joe Young on guitar and mandolin and Kate Steinberg as featured vocalist.

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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, who’s 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

8pm- Collin Couvillion
Genre: blues/folk
For fans of: Beck, Tom Waits, R.L. Burnside, Jack White

After playing in numerous bands and serving as a vocalist/percussionist for the long running off-broadway show De La Guarda, Collin struck out on his own creating his own unique musical gumbo. Collin jumps from deep blues, folk standards, his own songs, and even some 80's one hit wonders. Collin's wrote the score for the film "Objects Attack!" which is currently winning awards and taking names on the independent festival circuit. He can also be seen warbling and making quite a racket in the show Fuerza Bruta currently playing in Union Square.

9pm- Blue Grasshoppers
Genre: Bluegrass 

The Blue Grasshoppers Band is a project born at the end of  2014 with the participation 
of three bluegrass players with an outstanding and international experience, who perform old traditional and American old time bluegrass songs.

10pm- Mongoose
Genre: desert noir, dream folk, Americana
For fans of: Centro-matic, Calexico, Sparklehorse

Menace and ecstasy, dirges and dreamscapes, strong winds in wide open spaces and refugees feeding the bonfire, juicy minor-key reflections on pain, joy, and the race against time..

“A darkly psychedelic, lyrically-driven blend of country twang, electric Neil Young rasp and Velvets stomp… With layer after layer of jangle, clang and roar… the album’s sonics are better than most vinyl records made these days. Count this as one of the best of 2013 by a mile.” - Delarue, New York Music Daily  

11pm- CrossFire
Genre: Folk/Pop
For fans of: Neil Young, Robert Plant, Bob Dylan, Sting, You + Me…

CrossFire is a French two-piece acoustic band performing original songs in the folk genre with a twist of modern pop.  Inspired by their synergy of talents, they decided to take things one step further and create a duo: CrossFire.

With Allison Mareek writing the lyrics, and Etienne Prieuret composing the music and both members singing and performing on the record, their upcoming first EP contains a harmonious blend of all their talents.

After several years of touring around France and Europe, the CrossFire duo have decided to export themselves to the other side of the Atlantic. 

8pm- Ed Mondo
Genre: World

Ed Mondo is the new project by singer-songwriter Diana Tejera ( and trumpeter/founder of OU Ersilia Prosperi ( A charismatic and experimental duo that knows how to have fun with songs that are ironic and irreverent, as well as musically refined. The universe of ED--that is, of E(rsilia) and D(iana)--is made of comical chronicles of a bizarre everyday life, spiced with a sweet vitriol.

9pm- Three Pints Shy
Genre: Irish Rock Band
For fans of: Black 47, The Pogues, U2

10pm- Sullied Accolades
Genre:  Folk, Gypsy, Americana, Jazz
For fans of: Devotchka, Beiruit, Johnny Cash

Accolades (a Brooklyn-based string trio) creates an eclectic mix of music; ranging from delicate strings to percussive, salty swashbuckling sounds. The group formed in southern California as these like-minded artists and musicians gathered for late-night soirees. They formed a caravan out to Brooklyn in 2010 and now live together, still creating their original tunes. The upright bass, guitar, and violin bring together elements of jazz, folk, and gypsy, and combine with soulful, guttural singing.  Join the Sullied Accolades as they perform a dark, unfiltered set.

“Pre Jazz-influenced Swamp Rock” - Joshua Collins, Red Bedlam

11pm- Chamomile and Whiskey
Genre: Roots, Americana, Folk

Chamomile and Whiskey is intoxicating. The hot young group has taken whiskey soaked Americana and blended it perfectly with Irish , old-time, and gypsy stylings. Since releasing their debut full-length album “Wandering Boots” (released by County Wide Records) they have been tearing up and down the east coast playing powerful original songs with a punk rock ferocity. 

"This band has so much going for it: smart original tunesmithing, interesting cross-genre pollination and richly textured sonics…" - New York Music Daily


SLIP N SLIDE at The Way Station

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It’s Doc Wasabassco's birthday and he’s taking the night off … so we’re turning The Way Station into one big splash zone for this wet and wild celebration. Presenting our favorite state of matter in all its various forms: from alcoholic to viscous, creamy to frozen, colorful to sticky, and most of all wet. Hose down and towel off with Chris Harder, Evelyn Vinyl, Nasty Canasta, Penny Wren, Sapphire Jones andSydni Deveraux at SLIP N SLIDE!
Show at 9:00
$20 advance-sale guaranteed seating
$15 GA at the door

The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue
8pm- Buckeye Rooster
Genre: Bluegrass/Americana
For fans of:  Greensky Bluegrass, Sam Bush, Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth

Foot Stompin, Down Home Music

"Check it out! Buckeye Rooster serves up their original tunes and vocals in an appealing bluegrass-jugband style that's music to my ears. They've got it all!" - Bill Keith, Banjo Soloist and Bluegrass Legend

“These guys got a good catchy sound. We really enjoyed them.” - Ty Jaquay & Andrew White of the Gypsy Hillbillies

9pm- The Jazz Thieves
Genre: Jazz/Rock
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Sufjan Stevens, Bjork

The Jazz Thieves are a group of jazz musicians from Brooklyn, NY.  Their music "steals" elements from other different styles of music and brings them to jazz.  Like true thieves, they improvise while sticking to a plan, and rely on a "certain set of skills" to help them make music. The band features the dynamic vocalist Matt Robbins, in addition to Ayumi Ishito on sax, Garrett Manley on guitar, Carter Bales on drums, and John Gray, the leader of The Jazz Thieves, on bass.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7-9pm- Sex On Tap: You're Doin' It Wrong (A Sex Misconceptions Trivia Night) 

Sex on Tap Trivia returns! We’ll be quizzing you on common misconceptions, so break out those 7th grade health textbooks and come test your knowledge against others on the ins and outs of sexology. Win prizes! Drink beer! Feel superior to strangers! Guest speaker Anthony Caragiulo, PhD will give a special holiday talk on virgin births in the wild! PLUS: Stick around for our new special cocktail hour until 10pm!

10pm- Diana Hickman
Genre: Soul/Pop/Jazz
For fans of: Erykah Badu, Kate Bush, Regina Spektor, Feist, Sara Bareilles

Imagine soul and pop seamlessly woven together with threads of jazz harmonies and you will get a sense of Diana’s music mixology. Edgy and dramatic at times as well as mystical and meditative, her music is highlighted by funky R&B/jazz arrangements featuring diverse instrumentation and open-ended collaborations. A classically trained vocalist and pianist, 

“Diana is one of those rare artists that comes along all too infrequently. Intelligent, funny, edgy with a signature voice underscored by sophisticated music that appears effortless. I predict great things are ahead for her.” - John McCracken, Gold and Platinum Music Producer/Former Head of A&R for EMI Music Group.

11pm- Phantom Pop
Genre: Fusion/Funk/Jazz
For fans of:  Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, Robert Glasper Experiment

Phantom Pop is a 5 piece instrumental band from Brooklyn, NY. The group combines elements of funk, soul, and R&B with the improvisation of jazz to create their own sound.

Originally formed by Dave Lowenthal to create an album, it was quickly realized that there was something special going on. The band consists of Dave Lowenthal on electric bass, Josh Schusterman on drums, Haruka Yabuno on keyboard, Matt Giella on cornet, and Atsushi Ouchi on saxophone.

8pm- Alanna Eileen
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Joanna Newsom, Cat Power, Mazzy Star

Alanna Eileen is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Praised for the purity of her vocals, she writes hushed, lyric-driven songs with a gothic edge.

"Alanna Eileen may just have one of the purest voices you've ever heard." - Best

"The first thing that struck me about this Melbourne folksinger was her voice. It's so gorgeous, ethereal and delicate, almost fragile but with a quiet strength too. I could listen to it all day and not tire of it." -

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

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

10pm- Bourbon Express
Genre: Country
For fans of: Emmy-Lou Harris, Johnny Cash

Bourbon Express is a country band led by singer-songwriter Katie Brennan. Influences include Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, and George Jones. It’s twangy toe-tapping music that’s new yet familiar, and just might give you a hankering for a cool glass of whiskey and a honky-tonk.

11pm- The Grey Man
Genre: Rock
For fans of: Hendrix / Petty / Can

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