Monday, April 20, 2015

Events through 5/19


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.

 

MONDAY 4/20
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness- Young Frankenstein

https://www.facebook.com/events/100755476922598/
 
9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!

TUESDAY 4/21
8pm- James Barry 
Genre: power jangle folk punk pop
For fans of: Guided By Voices, Robyn Hitchcock, Nick Lowe, Big Star, The British Invasion

James is an actor/musician best known for his involvement in acclaimed cult hit plays, like Les Frere Corbusier's "Here's Hoover",  Yale Rep's "These Paper Bullets" and both off and on broadway productions of "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson".  After 2 years playing rockabilly legend Carl Perkins on the 1st nation tour of "Million Dollar Quartet", James is glad to be back home in Brooklyn and proud to share the pop songs he has been writing. Growing up in Northeastern Connecticut, his imaginary friends were the Beatles, and in 1991 he bought Diamonds and Pearls by Prince and God Fodder by Ned's Atomic Dustbin on the same day at a Caldor (R.I.P.). 

"James Barry is an absolute revelation. He's familiar to Capital Region theatergoers from his extensive work at Berkshire Theatre Group, but he's never held an electric guitar there. He wails. Wow, he just wails."  Michael Eck (Albany Times Union)

“As Perkins, the writer of Blue Suede Shoes struggling to come up with another hit song, James Barry captures the character's existential angst while serving up delicious lead guitar licks and strong vocals.” TEDRIN BLAIR LINDSAY (KENTUCK.COM)


https://www.facebook.com/jamesbarrylovesyou
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=coGdsNdH9oc
http://www.reverbnation.com/jamesbarry8


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

A self-proclaimed punk band, The Synthetic Blues is an understated voice of rebellion in a cacophonous world. Performing tightly-arranged tunes inspired by the traditions of American pop music, songwriter Dave Neff is backed by upright bass, banjo and ukulele. Together they take a dark-humored look at loneliness, selling out, self-worth, faith, love, abuse, and death.

Neff's songs are "raucous... tongue-in-cheek, self-deprecating" (Tucson Weekly), "Sesame Street meets South Park" (drunk girl at a show), and "simple" (Neff's mother).

"I hope the songs speak for themselves," Neff says aloud to himself, alone in his apartment, writing The Synthetic Blues' band description in third-person, hoping whoever reads it is intruiged enough to listen. "After that, everything else is just a sales pitch.”

www.thesyntheticblues.com


10pm- Dan Ashwood
Genre: Post-industrial / Avant-rock / Psychedelic pop
For fans of: David Bowie, John Maus, Kate Bush

Dan Ashwood is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and animator from Minnesota who has been recording genre-defying DIY pop music and a variety of other atmospheric disturbances for as long as he can remember. His music veers wildly between angular postpunk to progressive funk to baroque spacepop to druidic shoegaze without batting a single lashmite. But who wants to bat those poor lashmites, anyways?

"Infectious!"-The Current
"Like some kind of Prince/Roy Orbison collaboration that you never knew you wanted!"-Snap Judgement
"Better than most of these other Latter-day R. Stevie Moores!"-Informed Opinion
"Baltimore is Hot!"-R. Stevie Moore

danashwood.com
danashwood.bandcamp.com


11pm- Josh Savage

Genre: FOLK/ROCK
For fans of: BEN HOWARD, BASTILLE, GABRIELLE APLIN, MATT CORBY

Singer/songwriter from Winchester (UK), raised in Paris. Tipped as one of 'Ten Artists to Watch' by the Huffington Post, acclaimed 'Best of 2014' by Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6) with self-released EP 'Spaces' #28 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts.

Josh Savage has toured North America, Europe and the Middle East playing solo and with his band (inc. strings). Writes and sings in English and French with a French EP due out in 2015, alongside more English releases.

“Fantastic song writing and a resonant, rich voice, Josh exhibits real skill as a musician and singer." - Huffington Post ‘Ten Artists to Watch’

“To have produced a work of this quality under any circumstances would be justification for him to feel proud; to have done so as the result of a self-released work without the support of a record label is nothing short of outstanding. Josh Savage is going to become a household name; if he doesn’t, I will willingly eat my laptop” – Social Assassin

www.joshsavagemusic.com
Official video http://youtu.be/EFrWYQdotdE
Live at SXSW https://youtu.be/pzdKa414XPo
 

WEDNESDAY 4/22
8pm- Melodic Miners
Genre: Country/Folk

Brooklyn based Country/Folk/Americana that swings from foot stomping and raucous to intimate and wistful. Playing songs from their upcoming CD “Brooklyn Honkytonk” to be released in 2015. How school teachers really prefer to spend their evenings!

“We're proud to announce our May Showcase performer is singer songwriter and friend of the Heritage Coffee House, Lucas Rotman. Brooklyn based with prolonged hang time in Sullivan and Orange counties, this talented musician has been creating some very interesting music. Playing in the East Village or in our studios at WJFF, Lucas is always entertaining and his music intriguing.” - Aldo Triorani, Heritage Coffee House News (Oct 16, 2012) 


9pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana/blues music
For fans of: Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash

One man show. True American vocally driven songs. Americana with focused guitar and country blues roots. Original songs only with a respect for lyrical expression.

Soundcloud.com/cancion-1


10pm- Tanbark
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Gillian Welch, Gram Parsons, Angel Olsen

Formed in Minneapolis and residing in Brooklyn, Tanbark is a sometimes acoustic duo, sometimes country band with an all the time affinity for close harmonies and lonesome melodies.

 www.tanbarkmusic.com


11pm- Doolittle Family
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Everly Brothers, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane

Sixties pop vibes with a modern psych-folk flavor, featuring tight vocal
harmony.

https://soundcloud.com/doolittle-family/sets/doolittle-family-demo-tracks/s-wa0XL

 
THURSDAY 4/23 
8pm- Dragonwell
Genre: Soul/jazz
For Fans of: Esperanza Spalding and Steely Dan, with influences of Lionel Loueke, Amy Winehouse, and Wilco. 

When Jeff Berman and Jess Best started writing music together a year ago, they immediately discovered a melding of styles that they hadn't heard before. Jeff's driving rhythmic guitar playing and colorful chord progressions, met with Jess's powerful, soaring creative melodies come together to tell stories through songs. With a mutual background in jazz and individual influences in soul, rock, R&B, and West African percussion, they have a fresh sound that is subtly complex and has a commanding presence. They are excited for their debut at The Way Station and to bring their music to Crown Heights, where they are currently living.  

jessbest.com 

9pm- Moon Shiner

Genre: Americana/Alt-Country
For fans of: Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams, Black Keys

After meeting on the salty shores of southern Connecticut, Jenner Fox and Raph Shapiro have reconvened to once more bring their harmony and heartache to the barrooms and living rooms of this great land. Half New York Harbor, half San Francisco Bay, Moon Shiner plays a bicoastal blend of folk, bluegrass, and rock and roll, providing acoustic sets of original tunes as well as favorites by artists like John Prine, Gillian Welch, Darrell Scott, and Bob Dylan. Cool, intoxicating, and soul-warming to the last drop, Moon Shiner music won't let you down.

moon-shiner.squarespace.com


10pm- The Jacks

Genre: Folk, Rock, Americana
For Fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles


A Brooklyn-based americana, folk rock duo that feature original songs, and
angelic vocal harmonies.


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


11pm- All Night Chemists
Genre: Rock

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


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

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


http://www.allnightchemists.com/
http://allnightchemists.bandcamp.com/


FRIDAY 4/24
8pm- Big Dog Run
Genre: Americana
For fans of: The Civil Wars, Mumford and Sons, Jamestown Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Trampled by Turtles

Originally from Colorado, this six piece Americana band has brought a laid back, mile-high attitude to the gritty streets of New York. With thoughtful, entertaining lyrics, a one of a kind percussion spread, and rocking melodies to keep your foot tapping, Big Dog Run always puts on a show that’s not to be missed. 

“They have such a full and beautiful sound as well as amazing energy on stage.  Truthfully, I haven’t enjoyed a live show this much in a very long time.”  - In the Shed Media, Ltd.

“Big Dog Run’s multi-talented regime is bravely paving a new wave sound of a traditional musical art form.” -  Detoxaholic

www.bigdogrunmusic.com


9pm- Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Genre: Carnatic Jazz
For fans of: Ravi Shankar, Shakti, Cross-over Jazz

The Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) performs Jazz Carnatica. Rooted in the style of the virtuoso violinist Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Arun brings a fresh approach to the age-old South Indian classical repertoire. The trio’s collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta & and bassist Perry Wortman. The Carnatic canon is remixed in this seamless integration of styles as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy. Arun’s original compositions pay homage to Carnatic rhythmic structures and rich tonalities while expanding the music with a modern jazz backbeat.

 “…a beautiful, exotic, ear-opening listening experience.” (All About Jazz)

“…..a captivating and inspirational listening experience, worthy of the highest recommendation for multicultural music collections.” (Midwest Book Review)

“Ramamurthy joins the successful few who have melded jazz and traditional Indian music.” (RootsWorld)

www.arunramamurthy.com
https://soundcloud.com/arunnj25/conception 


10pm- Talsness
Genre: Pop Sleaze
For fans of: The Modern Lovers, Nick Lowe

With a voice like a droopy-eyed frog and creepy finger guitar diddlings, Talsness play jingles for a product that doesn’t need a hard sell, pleasure. If Fritz the Cat would stop licking himself long enough to take up an instrument, it would probably sound like this.

https://soundcloud.com/significant-ether


11pm- Artanker Convoy
Genre: psych pop
For fans of: Can, The Faces, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Best known for their tripped out take on dirty jazz a la Miles Davis 1970, Convoy has dropped their keys & synthesizers in favor of 3 part harmonies over a blown out southern rock sound. The rhythms of drummer Artanker still surprise and keep the crowd shuffling its feet. The clean new sound of Convoy rips through the party but still takes you on occasional psychedelic hayrides.

The Wire:
“equal parts funk and freakout. There are definite tinges of Miles Davis' early 70s groups.”

Seattle Weekly:
“…like Can; each song grows organically into something awkwardly suited for a dance party of sorts.”

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K8rCngtBms
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/artankerconvoy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Artanker-Convoy/26600031104
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/-4?page_object=artist_2596645
Website: http://thesocialregistry.com/index2.html


SATURDAY 4/25
8pm- Skeye
Genre: Blues, Soul, Jazz
For fans of: Zero 7, Radiohead, Sia

Skeye is a dreamy, soulful blend of blues, funk, and jazz. Experimental blues guitar and electric keyboard lay the foundation for smooth jazz female vocals.  Influenced by Zero 7, Radiohead, Sia, Pink Floyd, and others old and new. Skeye lulls you into intimate contemplation with one song, only to pick you right back up in the next one.    


“The tone and quality make Lindsey’s voice one of my favorites that I’ve ever heard . . . I could listen to this girl sing all day. [John] is truly a very talented musician, not only in how he plays and incorporates multiple instruments, but in how he arranges songs, his ear for production and so on.” - Howard, SystemsThinker.com, Music Recommendations of the Week  

“The more we spread the name Skeye out there, the better off we all are . . . When I know everybody in the world has heard Skeye, I’ll know my job is done.” - Kit McGuire, Indie 104, Kit’s Corner 

skeyeband.com
youtube.com/vektormusic
skeye.bandcamp.co


9pm- As Lolas
Genre: Brazilian Psychedelic Rock
For fans of: Os Mutantes, Rita Lee, Sergio Dias

Five hardcore NYC Pros join forces to rock your world with screaming guitar solos, thundering drum rolls, funkafied bass lines and four voice heavy harmonies! Ever since their first concert in Harlem’s “Shrine” in February 2014, As Lolas are taking NYC by storm. The band appears in NYC’s hottest clubs like SOB’s, Nublu and The Way Station, toured Switzerland in 2014 and just returned hot from a Swiss tour in February 2015.


“I hereby declare that AS LOLAS are undeniably Mutantes. The best part besides their musicianship is the fact that they will Rock your socks off!” Sergio Dias, (founding member of the legendary band “Os Mutantes”)

"As Lolas kick ass, they are a great band, they drew a crowd from the boardwalk and entertained the people like magic. Their musicianship, infectious energy and exciting set of Brazilian rock music got everyone dancing” - Jen Gapay, producer NY Burlesque and Boylesque Festival and Summer events at Coney Island.

www.facebook.com/aslolas
WATCH: As Lolas play Saravah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l2iQCGiFq8
WATCH: As Lolas play Saravah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l2iQCGiFq8
As Lolas play Top Top: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tERem2mEBrQ
As Lolas play Velha Roupa colorida: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofH-aj4nibA
As Lolas Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS8uqGwNjFs


10pm-12am- Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak
"You must not try to make love definite. It is the divine accident of life.”
So said Sherwood Anderson in his great book, Winesburg, Ohio. Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak knows all about accidents. Of birth. Of place and strange times. Of music heard through screen windows in summer, of lonely faces in discos while blizzards raged outside in the Northern night.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com


SUNDAY 4/26
4pm- Moving Pictures + Marvel Costume Contest
Calling all Superheroes and Marvel fans! The Way Station will be hosting a special costume contest during our screening of “Iron Man 2/The Avengers”. Come dressed as your favorite Marvel superhero or super villain for the chance to win a pair of passes to an advance free screening of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON in IMAX 3D, in theaters May 1st. Check out the trailer here: www.marvel.com/avengers
EXPERIENCE IT IN
 

* Tag your photos on social media using #AgeofUltron and #TheWayStation

Iron Man 2/The Avengers
Countdown to Age of Ultron! It’s next week, y’all! Hope to see you at the movie theatre! In the meantime, join us as we enjoy the original Avengers movie. Bonus: How Iron Man 2 Should Have Ended, narrated by a 4-year-old. Seriously, it’s awesome. 




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!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 4/27
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness- History of the World: Part 1

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town! 

TUESDAY 4/28
7:45pm- Art Talks Brooklyn
An informal speaker series highlighting the importance of Brooklyn art initiatives and how they positively impact our community. Monthly, we invite three speakers, each allotted 15 minutes, to talk about their organization's history, mission and creative public programming.

A great opportunity to get involved in your community and network! 

Terry Greiss, Irondale Ensemble Project, Executive Director/Actor
We are a theatre. We create plays and make theatre as a creative team.

We start with a difficult and challenging source –perhaps a classical text filled with heightened language and epic themes, or a piece of completely non-theatrical material or a timeless children’s classic. Then we turn it on its head, and then work like crazy to make it come alive for a contemporary audience willing to hop on the train and accompany us on the journey.

To help support this work and expand our reach to a wider audience, we offer focused creative learning projects, based on and growing out of the core creative work of the company, serving schools, community organizations and all kinds of individuals.
http://irondale.org/

Rusty Zimmerman, The Free Portrait Project: Crown Heights

Portrait Artist to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Rusty Zimmerman, is painting a portrait of a place through its people by giving FREE portraits to residents of Crown Heights, Brooklyn for one year.  Zimmerman will paint 200 residents from June 2015 through May 2016, working with local galleries to display the work as it emerges, show the entire collection in 2016, and give the paintings to their subjects at no cost.

This community arts initiative will be crowd-funded with a Kickstarter campaign, launching on April 17th, with a goal of $48,000 to fund the work for an entire year. Zimmerman is working with elected officials, Community Boards and neighborhood associations to maximize outreach and community involvement.


In partnership with:
Community Board 8, Community Board 9, Brooklyn Borough Hall, The Office of City, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, The Crown Heights Mediation Center, The Crow Hill Community Association, The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, The Brooklyn Community Foundation, along with numerous local merchants, artists, and galleries.


www.rustyzimmerman.com
www.facebook.com/freeportraitprojectcrownheights


Urban Bush Women, Nathea Lee, Managing Partner
Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance. We do this from a woman-centered perspective and as members of the African Diaspora community in order to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world and beyond. As UBW celebrates its 30th Anniversary year, we continue to use dance as both the message and the medium to bring together diverse audiences through innovative choreography, community collaboration and artistic leadership development.

https://www.urbanbushwomen.org


9pm- Rob Jennings
Genre: pop/rock/folk
For fans of: The Beatles, The Beach Boys

Rob Jennings is a 24 year old Solo artist from New Jersey currently playing in NYC. Rob is an Indie Rock artist with a talent for melody and harmony. He has played at Pianos, Rockwood Music Hall, Sidewalk Cafe, The Rock Shop, etc. He also just finished a residency at The Bowery Electric in NYC. 


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

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

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


10pm- Martina Fiserova 
Genre: folk jazz
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Suzanne Vega

Unusual chord voicings and interesting harmony combined with intimate yet emotional performance brought to you by an experienced singer/guitarist/songwriter. Originally from Prague, Czech republic, Martina is now based in New York City finishing an eponymous record of her original material.

 “Her voice is graceful, and her phrasing and delivery are right on tempo.” - James Nadal, All About Jazz

“Her biography is impressive. (...) Jazz pop? Folk jazz? Either way it's cool, and if this is the sort of stuff she is capable of writing then I hope there is more on the way.” - Tony Emmerson, Prague Jazz Blogspot

http://martinafiserova.cz/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ml8b8s8K8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZr0Re7U0Fg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmsQwmkSu84


11pm- Shayfer James
Genre: Folk Rock/Noir Pop Singer Songwriter
For fans of: Tom Waits, Danny Elfman, Fiona Apple

Shayfer James weaves surprisingly genuine musical landscapes that evoke the gauzy, sweaty sexuality of gulf-coast barrooms and the fantastical, narcotic mysticism of a Lewis Carroll-inspired three-ring circus. Mr. James' noir-infused, piano driven music swaggers from dark danceable anthems to harrowing ballads with jazz lilted satire and whiskey-dirt grit.

"New & Noteworthy Alternative" - iTunes

"Rich orchestration swells over James’ melodic bellows and conjures up a dark and sinful scene underscored by mischievous charm". - wnyc.o
 

http://www.shayferjames.com

WEDNESDAY 4/29 
8pm- Kat Blackwood
Genre: Americana/Country/60s Acid Jazz & doowop
For fans of: Norah Jones, June Carter, Billie Holiday, Mary Chapin Carpenter.

I grew up being heavily influenced by big band voices like Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fizgerland, while simultaneously listening to Johnny Cash & June Carter, Stevie Nicks, and Jefferson Airplane, led by the incomparable Grace Slick. I definitely think you can hear the effect of those influences in my music. I don't write anything exceedingly complicated or complex, but what I do write is human and relatable. I put everything out there and I don't apologize for it. So far, people seem to dig it.

"Kat Blackwood's voice is like a choir of 1,000 angels." - Lady Kiwi
"It's like Norah Jones and Adele had a love child." - SICTV
"I feel better about life having listened to 'Rise.'" - Feed the Arts 
"She's the best unsigned artist I've ever heard." - Chris Young, Producer

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=plbFj3wA_wA
Facebook.com/katblackwoodmusic
soundcloud.com/Kat-Blackwood
 

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

Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a self taught musician from Seville, Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish pop, with swing and Rock.

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

www.marsalaband.com
www.facebook.com/marsalaband1
www.reikiwilliamsburg.com


10pm- Zuni Mountain Boys
The Zuni Mountain Boys are an Americana duo based out of Brooklyn, NY. Connor McGinnis and Matt Campbell formed the group in early 2014. They recorded their first EP in East Nashville in late May over two days, and released it via bandcamp in August 2014. The five song EP consists predominantly of two acoustic guitars, and two part harmonies with Connor singing the leads, and Matt accompanying. Dobro and piano are the only other accents on the recording, leaving the sound spare, with little more than is necessary to deliver the song. The lyrics hesitate to dip into the abstract, and instead paint the sound with ordinary images that allow the listener to arrive at something larger on their own. 

https://thezunimountainboys.bandcamp.com/


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHjzXwa1FC4
https://soundcloud.com/telegraph-recording-co/sets/moxie-daphne-lee-martin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93WIkMnm6Dk#t=0
http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/daphne-lee-martin/20057407-37385058&playerLoadAndPlayConcert=20057407-37385058


THURSDAY 4/30
https://www.facebook.com/events/799113490137734/

8pm- Sarah Donner
Genre: Alt Pop
For fans of: Regina Spektor, Jonathan Coulton, Ani Difranco, Ingrid Michaelson, They Might Be Giants

Upbeat pumping guitar and uke with clever lyrics and memorable melodies.

"Sarah Donner is the indie-folk songstress you wish you could be. Shes got badass fingerpickin skills, stunning vocal harmonies, sharp lyrics, classical training and a small army of foster kittens." –Hypetree

www.sarahdonner.com
www.facebook.com/sarahdonner
www.twitter.com/sarahdonner


9pm- Uncle Monsterface
For Uncle Monsterface, this is a special one. We will sadly and triumphantly and joyously and laboriously send off our amazing drummer/designer/jungle man/best bud E. Epic Swanson. It's his last show! Which will undoubtedly mark a huge change to Uncle Monsterface's stage show, so see this one while it lasts!

Come sob with us! And party!
Genre: Alternative/Weird/Nerd Pop
For fans of: They Might Be Giants Meets Rush ; Ween

Uncle Monsterface is fun, high-energy nerd rock that stares you down from across the bar and dares you not to have a good time with them. They make songs about ninjas, Nintendo, D&D, lobsters, and life. Their live shows often include giant dancing monsters, notably one that shares the name with the band, and is also a sock puppet. As a matter of fact, many of their songs are about real sock puppets. Listen up and get down.

 “[Uncle Monsterface] lifts you up and makes you feel powerful.”
-james kochalka, american elf, on uncle monsterface’s ‘this is an adventure’

“Is the music catchy? Yes! Are the lyrics odd and quirky? Of Course! But are the songs themselves somehow devalued by these two elements? Hell no! While Uncle Monsterface like to paint themselves as goodtime guys making music that requires naught but a modicum of conscious thought on the part of their listeners, they are, in fact, **dum–dum–daaaaah** emotionally resonant.” -Geekdad Z, HipsterPlease

unclemonsterface.com
youtube.com/unclemonsterface
http://unclemonsterface.bandcamp.com/ 


10pm- Chamber Band 
Birthday party for both CB members Ellen Winter and A.Sarr
Genre: Indie rock
For fans of: The Decemberists, Coheed and Cambria, Dungeons & Dragons

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

“Unholy.” – San Diego Reader (July 2013)

“A critical hit.” – Trollish Delver

“This is the shit right here.” – Nerd Titan

“Damn good… damn good indeed.” – Geek Radio Daily (GRD 198)

“Epic… worthy of the bardic tradition.” – BlogCritics.org

“I was reminded of Led Zeppelin, another band that never shied away from constructing little lyrical universes.”– Feast of Music

“Seriously, if you haven't already clicked on the link to their Bandcamp page and bought this, you need to do that right now.” - Geekland

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


11pm- Robot Mommy
Genre: Ambient/Experimental
For fans of:  Broken Social Scene, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Explosions in the Sky

Everybody needs a mother, even robots. Robot Mommy nurtures its audio algorithms into mature machines right before your ears with the care that only a metal matron could muster. Come witness the birth of binary from analog imagination.

https://soundcloud.com/robot_mommy/tracks


FRIDAY 5/1
Ambassador and Space Friend happy hour. Wear your pin for happy hr all night long. 








8pm- Arielle Vakni
Genre: Electronic Folk
For fans of: Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Cat Power

Folk-electronic with a string quartet and glitch production, Arielle Vakni's debut release, Facet & Resonance highlights windows of Arielle's sonic world. Sung with an effortless depth of gritty soul, Arielle Vakni's songwriting brings folk-electronic to new depth of fearless storytelling.

“Self-identifying as an ‘experimental’ folk singer, Vakni and her seven member band weave electronic orchestrations through tight acoustic melodies. Her voice is untethered, soulful, and she jumps from chest to heady falsetto with fluid grace. Her vocal dexterity pays homage to the Joni Mitchells and James Taylor's before her. It is clear that there is an audience for Vakni, and the audience wants an encore.” - Benjamin Lindsey, Discovery Magazine

“Amid Berklee’s profusion of talented singer-songwriters, be sure to listen to the uniquely soulful folk-style songs of Arielle Vakni. This Santa Cruz musician is not afraid to play around with form to express her ideas, and her refreshing sounds are worth checking out. “
- Alliz Nicholas, The Berklee Groove

www.ArielleVakniMusic.com


9pm- Azro Cady
Genre: Rock and Roll
For fans of:  McClintock Sphere, Richard Katz. Smiling Jack Ebbets

Harry Smith on milk.

"These guys make great songs fly and train dreams come true.”- Robbie Leaver, BIRDTHROWER

www.azrocady.com 

 
10pm- Dilemastronauta
Genre: Experimental Latin Soul
For fans of: Susana Baca, Roy Ayers, John Coltrane.

“The astronaut is one of the few individuals who gets an opportunity to see the earth as a whole from above and by doing that a new sense of being part of a big picture is brought upon him”. This new vision is what has inspired Andres Jimenez who is a drummer, percussionist, arranger, song writer and composer from Bogota Colombia and who is based in New York city since 2000: “Dilemastronauta is my attempt to depict the Astronaut’s dilemma which is -I am from here but also from there, I am from everywhere… it is the immigrants dilemma here on earth, I try to translate this feeling through sounds and visual art.

According to www.bodymusicnyc.com: " Dilemastronauta brings jazz, rhythm, and intense percussion together for a beautiful and unique sound..."- 


www.dilemastronauta.com
 
 
SATURDAY 5/2 
4pm-  Special Dr. Who 10th Anniversary Event
Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the relaunch of Doctor Who with Hugo award-nominated Doctor Who writer Robert Shearman
We'll be screening "Dalek," the episode Shearman wrote which reintroduced fan-favorite villains the Daleks to a new generation of Who fans. Shearman will provide LIVE commentary during the screening, giving fans old and new a look behind the scenes of this seminal episode. Shearman will also participate in a Q&A to follow the screening. Come and hang out with one of Doctor Who's most celebrated writers!

Robert Shearman is making this appearance in support of his Sunday Times award-winning play EASY LAUGHTER, which has it's New York premiere at the Alchemical Theatre at 104 West 14th Street in Manhattan. For tickets and information visit: easylaughter.brownpapertickets.com 

8pm- Eliza and the Organix
Genre: gritty jazz rock
For fans of: Cake, Morphine, Beck, The Dresden Dolls

Eliza and the Organix is an experimental Brooklyn-based rock group centered around the songwriting of vocalist and guitarist Eliza Waldman. E&O deals in deep grooves, quirky humor, and high octane playing, drawing from a broad sonic canvas that remains focused in storytelling and soulful sound.

"...A deliciously dark and exuberantly hook-filled sound..."-Peter Hay - Twin Vision


“Led by singer-songwriter/guitarist Eliza Waldman, the group [Eliza and the Organix] integrates madness and irony, providing on off-beat, crazy, and intense vibe that is also fun and inspiring.”-Andrew McDonald - Living Free NYC

“The music showcases a powerful vocal dripping with charisma – Eliza's chief instrument, attracting a serious suite of talented jazz musicians...Whether Eliza continues to find her fun lyrically, or instead opts to marshal that idiosyncrasy through complex song construction a la “freak folk” standout Tune-Yards..., E&O will remain a band to watch.”-Jim Pembry - NYC Indie Music Live

"...Excellent..." -Tom Robinson, Fresh On The Net
"Harkens back to the old No-Wave Movement of the late 70s, early 1980s."
Mike Taylor - Amazing Radio

elizaandtheorganix.bandcamp.com
(ATTN: "Let Me Have This", "Cold Comfort")


9pm- Ben Clark and the Long Shadows
Genre: Acoustic, rock, folk, jazz, blues
For fans of: Dave Matthews Band, Punch Brothers, Jeff Buckley, Ra Ra Riot, Martin Sexton

Ben Clark hails from Floyds Knobs, Indiana and leads the Long Shadows, a set of freelance musicians collaborating in his compositions. January 10th the lineup is Ben Clark on guitar/vocal, Nick Rapley on drums, Kristine Kruta on cello, Justin Smith on violin, Kate Steinberg featured vocal, Justin Goldner on bass.

twitter @BLCOfficial
soundcloud.com/blcofficial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNSGUW2NZ1g&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 
10pm- Community Center
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Murder By Death

Community Center is a hardworking 7-piece indie rock band from Baltimore, MD. With a live show that features accordion, violin, sax, cello, and clarinet, Community Center has garnered a reputation for being one of the most exciting and unpredictable young bands working today. The band currently has two songs in rotation on east coast radio stations and this summer Community Center is playing their first festival dates. With a new album coming out at the end of the summer and their first road shows scheduled throughout the rest of the year, Community Center has quickly proven to be one of the most promising up-and-coming bands. Don't miss this show! 

Facebook.com/CommunityCenterBand
CommunityCenter.BandCamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTUKEYxsJqg  


SUNDAY 5/3
4pm-  Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station. 

Star Wars
May the Fourth be with you! To start things off a little early, we’ll be screening A New Hope and Return of the Jedi. To see The Empire Strikes Back, make sure to come to the Way Station on Monday with Marc and Ed!




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!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 5/4
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness- (May the 4th be with you) Empire Strikes Back

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!

TUESDAY 5/5
8pm- Charlie Phillips
Genre: Singer-songwriter / Rock
For fans of: John Mayer, James Taylor, Jackson Browne

Charlie Phillips is a Brooklyn singer-songwriter by way of Schenectady, NY. He is influenced by folk rock of the 1960s and 70s for not what was, but what is possible. Charlie began his music career at SUNY Purchase studying composition in the Music Conservatory, before moving to New York.

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




http://charliephillipsmusic.com

9pm- Tripeg Lobo: Songs of Dreams, Hallucinations and Trips
The Tripeg Lobo gang take on the life of the dreaming mind, whether sparked by nature or chemical intervention. One cover and one original will be performed by each. Participants include: Elisa Flynn, The Halsey Hellhounds, Chris Q. Murphy, Jim Knable, Daniel Cullinan, Sean Cahill, Neville Elder, George Hakkila, Walter Andersons, Maharajah Sweets, John LaPolla. Patron saint of this episode: Syd Barrett.

11pm- Tim Haufe
Genre: Indie/Folk/Acoustic
For fans of: Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Daniel Rossen, Cat Stevens, Stevie Wonder

Tim Haufe is a songwriter and musician who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY.  His music is volatile, desperate, beautiful, dynamic, and full of hope. His fifth self-produced album, The End of the Year (November 2012), has received critical acclaim.  Although Haufe typically performs as a solo act, the Tim Haufe Trio presents his music in an expanded and exciting form, recalling the full band arrangements present throughout his studio work. Haufe currently lives in New York, where he is striving to establish for his music the grand reputation that it deserves.
 

“Tim has all the qualities one looks for in a live performance: He is in tune with the elasticity of the crowd.  I could feel myself being drawn closer and closer to the music as the song went on.” -Daniel Dissinger, InStereoPress

www.timhaufe.com
timhaufe.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krV3SpkYi4o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3qfi82iBb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_mdnPKn6q8


WEDNESDAY 5/6
8pm- Parade Grounds
Genre: AMERICANA
For fans of: NEIL YOUNG, DELTA SPIRIT, BUDDY HOLLY

We're a group of close friends that like to play music together. We like to sing a lot, meet new people and other musicians. We play because we have a good time doing it and want others to share in that experience. We like to blend vocal harmony styles of 50's and 60's pop with the traditional storytelling and heartbreak of folk music.

"A self-titled release consisting of seven musical gems, the band is set on creating music that is raw with emotion and topped with an indie/folk sound" Indie Shuffle


PARADEGROUNDSMUSIC.COM
http://youtu.be/xrJBzQWSvX0
http://youtu.be/TEzj4FDtMTA
 

9pm- Peter Wise
Genre: alt pop/folk
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, Matt Corby, Allen Stone, Gary Clark Jr.


Brooklyn via Boston singer/songwriter Peter Wise (ASCAP) has had a lifelong passion for music, playing guitar and piano for over 17 years. Spending the last four plus years performing in and around NYC, Wise brings a wide variety of musical influences into his own blend of alternative pop, fusing the lyricism of early 70’s folk rock with modern pop production and the guitar virtuosity of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and John Mayer into a style uniquely his own. With a 13 song debut album out in late 2013, Wise has begun to expand his audience, playing all over the country, and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with bands such as The Eagles, Green River Ordinance, and Luke Wade.
 
http://www.peterwisemusic.com/


10pm-

11pm- Michael Drabik w/ Rory Duffy
Genre: Blues/Soul 
For fans of: John Mayer, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix Guitar music with pop influences

michaeldrabik.com
https://michaeldrabik.bandcamp.com/
 

FRIDAY 5/8
8-10pm- Salt Cracker Crazies

Genre: Jug Band, Hokum, Americana
For fans of: The Memphis Jug Band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas

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

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


10pm- Mason Porter
Genre: Folk-Rock/Bluegrass/Jam
For fans of: Grateful Dead, Railroad Earth

Philadelphia area folk-rock outfit Mason Porter will be releasing their latest album “Key to the Skyway” the first week June. The band has spent much of the last year touring in support of their 2014 release Home For The Harvest. Focused on vocal harmonies and simple acoustic arrangements, the album has drawn comparisons to the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty and Neil Young’s Harvest The song “That’s Alright By Me” received significant airplay from SirusXM station The Coffee House this past year and the album received support from the Folk DJ, Americana and AAA radio communities as well. .

“The music of Mason Porter could be best described as alternative bluegrass, and while the instrumentation is acoustic, their music borrows from genres such as acid rock, jazz, and punk. In this debut recording, the eclectic trio show musical prowess that is difficult to overlook.”- Les McIntyre, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

masonporter.com
youtube.com/masonporterband
 

11pm- Holy Sheboygan! 
Genre: Garbage-folk
For fans of: Tom Waits, Andrew Bird, Tom Petty, Sufjan Stevens

Holy Sheboygan! is a Wisconsin-based folk collective.  They bring together various musical interests to accentuate their diverse talents and unconventional instrumentation.  An energetic, family band flare is transmitted through anything from guitar to musical saw, from banjo to accordion, while repurposed local junk drives the percussive force of the band.  They also create tape noise from found sounds, whether recorded near home or stumbled upon at a thrift store.  In addition to their original songbook, they also have a vast knowledge of traditional Irish-Americana music, and have collaborated on and performed commissioned new music.  

From mangosquash on our latest release, TWO (#5 on his top 10 of 2014): "TWO is so good all the way through.  It also tackles some ambitious subject matter...there are fun instruments...plenty of horns, saxophones and strings...has a big full sound"

holysheboygan.bandcamp.com 

holysheboygan@gmail.com

Saturday 5/9
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- Wandering Downhome
For fans of: Lumineers, the Civil Wars, and artist Amos Lee

Wandering Downhome is a four-piece band consisting of guitar, bass, and two female lead singers. Through folklore and a delta blues pulse, these two songbirds captivate audiences with their chilling harmonies. Wandering fluidly through genres, their sound appeals to any ear. Grounded in Downhome roots, they'll put you at ease, inviting you to be a part of their musical camaraderie. Welcome along their journey.

http://www.wanderingdownhome.com/


10pm- The Morning Sea
Genre: Folk/Rock
For fans of: Rock n’ Roll, Whiskey, Night-time

The Morning Sea is an NYC-based indie-folk-blues-pop-rock n’ roll experience, founded by singer-songwriter Adam Cohen. Their debut EP, “Strange Captive”, was released in May 2014.

“A softly moving, seductive chamber-pop folk collective…one-half confessional late night crooner, and one-half whimsical wanderer…” –The Deli Magazine

http://themorningsea.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/themorningsea
www.twitter.com/themorningsea 


11pm- Even Twice  
Genre: Prog/punk
Fans of: Husker Du, MC5 and King Crimson would like us

We're Masters of controlled chaos.

"You got yourself a new fan."- Fred Thomas, former bass player for James Brown


" Speed metal meets King Crimson, meets Vanilla Fudge. Completely over the top."- Dave Mandl, from WFMU

https://soundcloud.com/eventwice/city-life
http://youtu.be/Nci23FnisB4
http://www.facebook.com/eventwicerocks
http://www.twitter.com/eventwice
http://www.reverbnation.com/eventwice


SUNDAY 5/10
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.
  
Clue
Thunder and lightning! Somebody screams! Mr. Green didn’t do it! Yes, the Clue drinking game is back! There are not enough exclamation points to show how excited we are about this!!!

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!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 5/11
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness-Mad Max

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!

TUESDAY 5/12
7:30pm- Satellite Magazine: Let's Talk About Cities

9pm- Divining Rod
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Pentangle, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Stephen Stills, Manassas, Bert Jansch

A veteran of the New York and Baltimore music scenes, Miyuki Furtado branches out musically with his latest work as psych-folk explorer, Divining Rod. The band creates dense sonic collages of frenzied drums & explosive guitar. Songs steeped in 60's British Folk & 70s US folk rock are fused with psych drones resulting in a heady mix of melodic songwriting and left turn experimental arrangements.

"OK, it’s honesty time. Though we can mostly all agree that NYC, with the emergence of Brooklyn DIYs and the ability of the internet to stream albums to LA A&Rs faster than you can say Best New Music®©™, has once again become America’s preeminent music mating pit, the city’s folk scene has remained comparatively infantile (not so much in quality as development). Gotham gig vet Miyuki Furtado’s newest project, Divining Rod, however, is exactly the kind of band that could kickstart an urban folk movement in the already flannelled and bearded bastions of Brooklyn." - My Social List

http://diviningrod.bandcamp.com/
http://diviningrod.bandcamp.com/album/ep
https://www.facebook.com/diviningrod
https://twitter.com/Divining_Rod
https://myspace.com/diviningrod
https://soundcloud.com/divining-rod
http://www.mobtownstudios.com/projects/divining-rod-bsides/ 


10pm- Jenn Mundia
Genre: Acoustic Soul
For fans of: Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Lianne La Havas, Corinne Bailey Rae

Jenn Mundia is an acoustic soul songstress spreading her sultry vocals one song a time.  Her poignant and relatable lyrics cut through the room when she tames her raw vocals to tell a story. Mundia is not afraid to wail over the blues, but will ground you with messages of love and love lost.  The intimate performances of this Brooklyn songbird are not to be missed!


"..a combination of ballad and acoustic soul, with longing and hopeful lyrics. Jenn's band was tight and spot on all evening, navigating tight hits and quick melodies through a tapestry of soul sounds.  Grounded by her long time bass player Tim Borecky, the band kept the crowd moving in their seats while her lyrics kept them listening." -Feast Of Music

www.jennmundia.com
youtube.com/jennmundia
facebook.com/jennmundiamusic
instagram.com/jennmundia
 

11pm- Alpha Band  
Genre: Jazz
For fans of: The Bad Plus, Fly Trio, Kneebody, Chris Potter Underground

Alpha Band is an insightful New York based sax trio following the traditions of forward thinking jazz music. Saxophonist Michael Farrell, bassist John Andrews, and drummer Michael Alfieri draw from an eclectic sonic palette to deliver their unique brand of groove oriented improvisation.

https://youtu.be/_trduYn2Jiw


WEDNESDAY 5/13
8pm- Dan Zimmerman

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

Moondrunk is a New York-based folk trio that jumps from heartbreak to humor before you can finish your whiskey.  Andrew Bancroft’s original lyrics and guitar are complemented by Ashley Perez Flanagan’s powerful vocals.  The talented multi-instrumentalist Yair Evnine rounds out the group’s sound with professional cello, guitar, looping sounds, and more. If the mood strikes, you may get wrapped up an audience-inspired freestyle rap.  Either way, you will hear something new and from the heart.

Andrew Bancroft has been has been featured on Mtv’s TRL and in Rolling Stone and TIME.  He has performed alongside Broadway star and band-mate Lin-Manuel Miranda with the popular hip hop group Freestyle Love Supreme.

Yair Evnine has performed in countless venues and shows, include Late Nate with David Letterman and a highly successful tour to Edinburgh and beyond with Lady Rizo.

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


www.andrewbancroft.com 

10pm- Oh You!
Genre: Alternative Pop
For fans of: Florence + The Machine, Lorde, Sylvan Esso

Oh You! is the sweet spot between the sounds of Florence + The Machine & Lorde. Brooklyn indie pop that's just a little too catchy to quite fit that title. Although some songs have a darker feel, overall Oh You! delivers a bright, positive and energetic sound. 


www.soundcloud.com/ohyou
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uswo3Xp0xT8 


11pm- Letters to Nepal
Genre: ambient-pop-indie
For fans of: Bjork, Sigur Ros, Hammock

Letters to Nepal- it's an integration of Russian soul and nature's sounds; sounds of space, which come from the heart of the earth and the universe into everyone's heart.

www.letterstonepal.com
  

THURSDAY 5/14
8pm- Zuni Mountain Boys
The Zuni Mountain Boys are an Americana duo based out of Brooklyn, NY. Connor McGinnis and Matt Campbell formed the group in early 2014. They recorded their first EP in East Nashville in late May over two days, and released it via bandcamp in August 2014. The five song EP consists predominantly of two acoustic guitars, and two part harmonies with Connor singing the leads, and Matt accompanying. Dobro and piano are the only other accents on the recording, leaving the sound spare, with little more than is necessary to deliver the song. The lyrics hesitate to dip into the abstract, and instead paint the sound with ordinary images that allow the listener to arrive at something larger on their own. 

https://thezunimountainboys.bandcamp.com/


9pm- atlantic / pacific
Genre: Indie-Rock, Pop, Dance
For fans of: Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Broken Social Scene, Mac Demarco, Hospitality

atlantic / pacific writes melodic dance rock with charming, catchy vocals on top. Brooklyn-based singers Liza Dzul and Yusuf Siddiquee cover topics ranging from sandwiches to Michigan to TRU LUV (in a happy way!). Other tags on soundcloud might include indie rock, electronic, chilly, bedroom rock, singer-songwriter, and pop, but you should come listen for yourself.

http://soundcloud.com/imranetyusuf 


10pm- Mr. Kincaid 
Genre: Alt Guitar Rock
For fans of: Guadalcanal Diary, Replacements, Buzzcocks, Pixies, Early REM, Hudu Gurus, Soul Assylum

Mr. Kincaid was born out of the visceral remains of the Brooklyn alternative rock scene. Made up of four veterans of the Brooklyn scene, Mr. Kincaid has created a miasma of crunchy, angry, cranky, happy and sometimes down right hilarious sounds. Some call it music, others call it a revelation, a tete-a-tete with the rock and roll Gods (these people are usually on some kind of prescription medication for a rare bi-polar disorders). Call it what you like, it won’t come when you call it anyway. In keeping with their inspiration, they say “We’re Havin’ a ball and just getting it all together.”  Cryptic? Possibly. Arcane most definitely, it’s what they live for.

http://www.misterkincaid.com/


11pm- Pork Chop Willie
Genre: Blues/Roots
For fans of: RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle

Pork Chop Willie’s debut national album Love is the Devil lights a new fire under America’s musical melting pot, bringing fresh heat to the Mississippi hill country blues tradition while blending in elements of Americana, rock, alt-country and even classical music. The 13-song disc serves as a bridge between those genres, the past and the present, and the band’s Magnolia State inspirations and Manhattan home. Led by singer-guitarist Bill Hammer and violinist Melissa Tong, Pork Chop Willie is fueled by grooves, grit, honesty and passion as well as a unique blend of down-home and uptown musicianship.

“Brilliant new national debut release … Hill Country music and beyond, like you have never heard before … An absolutely wonderful album that very quickly rose to the top of my favorites list for 2014 ...” —John Vermilyea, Blues Underground Network

“I'll be hard pressed to find another debut this year that impresses me as much as this album. All the right ingredients presented with great musicianship and passion. The roots, they be strong and entangled with tradition but with a unique freshness.” —Popa’s Tunes, PopaTunes.Blogspot.com

"With this hypnotic, modern approach to the spiritual purgation that is great hill country blues, Pork Chop Willie should turn some ears…Tracks like Too Many Cuts are strikingly original as the yearn of Tong's violin provides a fresh spin on an old formula…The debut album...is as raw as any hill country stomp and as haunting as the most backwoods Appalachian holler".  -Living Blues Magazine

www.porkchopwillie.com  
www.facebook.com/porkchopwillie 


SATURDAY 5/16 
8pm- 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. Their music "steals" elements from other different styles of music and brings them to jazz.  Like true thieves, they improvise while sticking to a plan, and rely on a "certain set of skills" to help them make music. The band features the dynamic vocalist Matt Robbins, in addition to Ayumi Ishito on sax, Garrett Manley on guitar, Carter Bales on drums, and John Gray, the leader of The Jazz Thieves, on bass.

www.jazzthieves.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/johngray17
 

9pm- Rooster-Mimi OZ
Genre: alt country rock, Americana
For fans of: PJ Harvey, Astrud Gilberto, Fleetwood Mac

Our music is a little manic, meaning all over the place because my tastes are so broad and I bore easily. We play a few songs in spanish, alt country rock, blues, and folk pop. The songs are “story songs”, based on experiences that unravel, so they are based around the lyrics, following a pop structure. My music  transports the listener, makes one forget where they are, and messes with the idea of time.

“Mimi Oz actually has the potential to be that rare artist that can take something real into that other world, you know, the one where they give out Grammy Awards”, JJ Hayes, Boog City. 

www.mimioz.com 

https://www.facebook.com/MIMIOSVATH?ref=hl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti1UFfsyqAA


10pm- Dawn Drake & ZapOte
Genre: Afro-Latin Funk
For fans of: Antibalas, Budos Band, ESG, Jamiroquoi, Chico Mann, Cumbiagra, English Beat, Police

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.dawndrake.com 

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

SUNDAY 5/17
4pm- Moving Pictures: Hand-picked entertainment on the big screen each Sunday evening at the Way Station.

The Mariachi trilogy
El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Robert Rodriguez. Antonito Banderas. Salma Hayak. Danny Trejo. Johnny Depp. Willem Dafoe as a Mexican. Gratuitous violence. Way too much blood. Weapons in guitar cases! 'Nuff said; we’ll see you there.



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!

http://thekingsofkaraoke.com/


MONDAY 5/18
6:30pm- Cartoons


7pm- Monday Movie Madness- The Road Warrior

9pm- Board Game Night
Bring your favorite game or mine our collection. Dot is slinging drinks all night long, $4 drafts. Best price in town!

TUESDAY 5/19
8pm- Martina Fiserova 
Genre: folk jazz
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Suzanne Vega

Unusual chord voicings and interesting harmony combined with intimate yet emotional performance brought to you by an experienced singer/guitarist/songwriter. Originally from Prague, Czech republic, Martina is now based in New York City finishing an eponymous record of her original material.

 “Her voice is graceful, and her phrasing and delivery are right on tempo.” - James Nadal, All About Jazz

“Her biography is impressive. (...) Jazz pop? Folk jazz? Either way it's cool, and if this is the sort of stuff she is capable of writing then I hope there is more on the way.” - Tony Emmerson, Prague Jazz Blogspot

http://martinafiserova.cz/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ml8b8s8K8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZr0Re7U0Fg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmsQwmkSu84


9pm- Ellen Siberian-Tiger
Album Release Party
Genre: indie/folk rock
For fans of: St. Vincent, The Dodos, the Tallest Man On Earth, Nirvana

We are Ellen Siberian-Tiger, a 7 piece indie/folk/rock band out of Boston releasing our very first album! Come celebrate the release with us. We combine folk-inspired orchestral music with grunge/garage rock and we think we can make you happy!

“Led by Pennsylvania born-and-bred singer and guitarist Ellen Tiberio-Shultz, [Ellen Siberian Tiger] combined distortion with multi-instrumentation to build an intense sound around Ellen’s intricate fingerpicking technique and soulful vocals. . . their performance left me thirsty for more!” --Wendle McCardle of the Swollen Fox, a Philly-based music blog.

www.facebook.com/ellensiberiantiger 
https://ellensiberiantiger.bandcamp.com/ 


10pm- Tuffy
Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: The Vaselines, Jenny and Johnny, Juliana Hatfield

Don’t Chase is the debut EP from the indie duo, Tuffy. Featuring airy pop vocals and lyrics that smart but don’t scar, the songs deliver just enough nostalgic twang and sweetness to bring the present into hard relief. Don’t Chase shows what happens when a man and a woman join forces with a Japanese telecaster, some reverb, and a dream.

http://tuffy2.bandcamp.com/releases
http://open.spotify.com/album/7rPsQt5s8hAZsOToN3eY4f


11pm- Rapid River Boys 
Genre: Americana/Newgrass
For fans of: The Avett Brother, Trampled By Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, Grateful Dead

Original Music written in New York’s Southern Tier. Developed by many years of traveling, retiring, and repeating.

www.RapidRiverBoys.com