EVENTS

WEDNESDAY 8/10

 
8pm- Lanusa

 

Genre:  Soul Folk
For fans of: Ianne La Havas, Valerie June, Ani DiFranco

The heavy influences of Soul, Jazz and R&B vocals and feel focused in stylistic new folk sound topped with lyrical philosophizing that sometimes requires a bit of picking apart. A lot of love and a lot of purpose. Dark, wide, soaring and earnest. Garners atypical rhythms and a solid backbeat.

"Large audiences with short attention spans are often wary of complex chord changes and atypical tunings. But, resting smoothly and simply atop the guitar, Lanusa’s voice consummates the essence of songwriting, manifesting melodies as pure as air and as addictive as wine, enticing the palette well after the conclusion. And her lyrics, born of a certain philosophical inertia... hit home with resonating pungency." 
-the Budding Review, 2010

https://lanusa.bandcamp.com/album/noah-feels-august-like-i-feel-august

 


9pm- Hippiehaus

 

Genre: Soul, Pop, R&'B
For fans of: Terence Trent D'Arby, Kate Bush, Daft Punk

Hippiehaus fuses new wave with 80s pop and alternative soul sounds. The music is both the smoothness of soul and the sweetness of pop without additives.  These two elements draw influence from acts as diverse as Michael Jackson and English songwriter Carina Round. Most of the music is comprised of fun melodies that take you back -- and forward -- at the same time. 

https://soundcloud.com/hippiehowse/sound-of-emptiness-demo-2/s-56sKJ

 

10pm- Shareef Keyes & the Groove

 

Genre: Funk
For fans of:  Thundercat, Janelle Monae, J Cole

Keyes' upcoming LP Cooking Something features a new sonic climate curated by Shareef Keyes and his older brother Glo. Similar to their work on the Electronic Fox EP, the sibling duo spent countless hours at their private family-owned studio in midtown Manhattan honing a new sound that mixes Motown and jazz-funk fused with a hard hip-hop undertone. The crooner hand-selected a team of NYC's finest instrumentalists and formed The Groove, a band of former students from Berklee College of Music and The Juilliard School, giving the Keyes brothers the ability to orchestrate live performance influenced, sample-free music.

“The multi-dimensional artist has developed his own sound that fuses P funk, hard hip-hop drums and melodic jazz chords. With his music, Shareef Keyes intends on using sonically pleasing songs to spread meaningful messages to consumers, hoping each and every listener learns and is inspired from the audio experience.” - The Source

www.shareefkeyes.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asp0qEAxmf4

http://www.youtube.com/v/l7PUFffJYqA

 

11pm- Zoocrü

 

Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B, Trap, Soul, AFROFUTURIST.
For fans of: Christian Scott, Knower, The Internet

Zoocrü fuses together elements of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rock, R&B, Fusion and Soul to create a sound that can only be described as Afrofuture.

"The group headlined the Off the Hook benefit at The Pinhook, transforming the space into an otherworldly sound realm...Zoocrü will demand serious consideration as the most debonair band -- jazz or otherwise -- in the Triangle." - Indie Week

"As I watched their set, I admired them for their potential, their general presence, and their taste...It'll be exciting to see where they'll go." - nextbop.com

http://www.zoocruofficial.com

 

THURSDAY 8/11

8pm- Kenny Young & the Eggplants

 

Genre: Intergalactic Folk-and-Roll
For fans of: Fountains of Wayne. Honestly, the Eggplants don’t sound all that much like anyone in particular, but DJs frequently play us alongside other musicians with oddball lyrics and catchy tunes, including They Might Be Giants, Warren Zevon, The Kinks, Robyn Hitchcock, the Ramones, the Flaming Lips, Devo, the B-52s, Jonathan Richman, Violent Femmes, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, and Life in a Blender. (But we really don’t sound like any of them … and some people think Kenny sounds like Tom Petty!)

Brooklyn’s inimitable Kenny Young and the Eggplants play intergalactic folk-and-roll songs about giant squirrels, scary bits of cheese, aliens, time travel, inebriated crime-solving birds, and malevolent washing machines, among other important topics. Their spaceship has frequently landed in the UK, where they won a prestigious Herald Angel Award for their performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and where one of their live radio sessions was selected for a Best of the BBC Archives series. In NYC, the Eggplants received an Honorable Mention from Pop Matters for their performance at the CMJ Festival, and they were recognized with a Special Mention in a BMI songwriting competition for their monsterpiece, "The House at Creepy Lake." The most improbable honor for the band so far occurred in the pages of Time Magazine, where the author Alexander McCall Smith included the Eggplants in his "Short List" of favorite artistic discoveries. The Eggplants have recorded five albums, which have been played profusely on local station WFMU, and which have careened onto the Top 30 charts at various other college radio stations across North America.

"The Eggplants mix brainy, funny lyrics with a fine sense of what makes pop music wonderful." - Dr. Demento

"Gentle insanity with irresistible tunes" - The Herald

“They mix the wit of Jonathan Richman with the sound of the Nico-era Velvets to create a surreal and satirical gumbo.” - Sunday Herald

“A wonderful weird band” - The Scotsman

"Surreal entertainment ... energetic, unpredictable and fun ... There is genius among the Eggplants." - Sunday Mail

“The naivete Kenny wears on his sleeve is genuine - think of an East Village Brian Wilson, without the money but still tilted in his own wacked-out way.” - Village Voice

“Giving eloquent voice to the multifaceted neuroses of prolonged adolescence” - The New York Times

"The most amazing, amusing, wonderful, whacky band in this or any other town." - Alexander McCall Smith (author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)

"Aubergenius!" - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

"An endearingly oddball trio, carving their singular niche somewhere between whimsy, psychedelia, and classic lo-fi pop." - The Scotsman

"Brooklyn's finest ... They channel the spirit of Jonathan Richman into a sort of wonky Velvet Underground/Beach Boys hybrid that has to be seen to be believed." - Sunday Herald

www.kennyyoungandtheeggplants.com

Video game – “Attack of the Maniac Librarian” – based on an Eggplants song: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/3149066/

http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music/they-are-immature-perhaps-but-kenny-and-the-eggplants-are-having-far-too-much-fun-to.25053283

 

9pm- Phil Cohen

 

Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Bright Eyes, Lumineers, Bob Dylan

A seamless blend of folk rock, country, indie, and blue grass with attention to unique and thoughtful lyrics.

philcohenmusic.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1VGs8-hSNg

philcohen.bandcamp.com
 

10pm- The Travelers

Genre: Rock-Hop/Funk & Blues/Stoner Soul
For fans of: The Hazelton Brothers, SmokeDawg Williams, Air Force One, Count Bassface

Our music is a mix of jazz, blues, and hip hop.  We'll take you places in the universe you've never been.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7YZQwi8lDys

music-thetravelers.bandcamp.com

Reverbnation.com/travelersmusic

 
FRIDAY 8/12

8pm- Fazerdaze

 

Genre: Shoegaze
For fans of: My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Coke Weed

Coming out of New Zealand, home of such excellent things as Flight of the Conchords, Lord of the Rings, Kiwi Birds and The Haka, Fazerdaze’s debut, self titled EP is bedroom pop at it’s bedroomiest. Combining drum machines, Bored Nothing-esque guitar work and double tracked vocals, Fazerdaze’s music is quaint, it’s personal, and it’s easy to lose yourself in.

"Driven by a range of guitars and Murray’s hazey, reverbed vocals, this EP is a piece of home broken up into small, digestible stories for the listener." - From the summer-y

"Jennifer that offers shades of Lisa Mitchell, to the fuzzy, angst-filled Tired of Waiting, each song offers a differing side to Amelia Murray’s songwriting abilities and influences. Combined with a very intimate, self-produced ambiance, these tracks don’t hold back on tenderness. These songs are designed to feel close and familiar. - Flying Out NZ

http://fazerdaze.bandcamp.com/


https://soundcloud.com/fazerdaze


9pm- A Valley Son

 

Genre: Rock
For fans of: Father John Misty and Band of Horses

90s shoegaze rock with a twang.

avalleyson.com

 

10pm- Runson Willis

 

Genre: Experimental Blues, World
For fans of: Sounds for the soul

Music is the sound. Runsonn is a multifasited embodiment of poetry in motion. With an ambient mix of blues, rock bassa and world music styles, hoping always to be vessels  of sounds for the soul. Runson thrives to make art that touches the spirit with the grace of creation and inspiration. He makes music for the people. 

http://www.culturalweekly.com/young-old-man-warriors-prayer/

http://youngoldmanmusic.com


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csKOHoQCdA4


https://soundcloud.com/young-old-man-1


11pm- Empire Beats

Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Rock/Roll&Soul, Real Music
For fans of: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Alabama Shakes, The Shirelles

Join glamorous jazz chanteuses and gutsy blues shouters of the sensational Blue Flame Revue front Mark Boquist’s five to nine piece rhythm band Empire Beats as they explore an expanding book of Rock/Roll&Soul music ~ familiar and forgotten hits from the past and funky new originals. With songs from every side of the love equation, Empire Beats' energetic revue recalls Rhythm & Blues showcases of another era. Not necessarily retro, definitely not nostalgia, it's real live music that will make you shake your ass.

empirebeatsnyc.com 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNQw2RFv1cU


https://vimeo.com/128510306 


https://www.reverbnation.com/empirebeats

 

SATURDAY 8/13

3:30 - 5:30 Drink & Draw


Join us for Drink & Draw!!!
Admission price is $10. Still the cheapest drink and draw around! :)


8pm- Zamba 2 Samba

 

Genre: Roots Samba
For fans of: Marisa Monte, Elis Regina, Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Adoniran Barbosa

Conceived as a tribute to "Samba de Raiz" or roots samba, Zamba 2 Samba delves deep into Brazil's musical past offering reinterpretations of Brazil's most joyous music from the '40's, '50's & '60's. Led by Susan Justice's beautiful, clear voice and backed by both Brazilian and a revolving group of international musicians, Zamba 2 Samba will take you to a small samba club in Lapa, Rio...at least for the night.

reverbnation.com/zamba2samba

9pm- 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.

https://www.facebook.com/Senegaltv/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCbT6ZwbED8

 

11pm- As Lolas

 

Genre: Brazilian Psychedelic Rock
For fans of: Os Mutantes, Rita Lee, Sergio Dias

Five hardcore NYC Pros joined 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 over by storm. The band appears in NYC’s hottest clubs like SOB’s, Nublu and the Way Station, and 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.

“I ended up at your show at NUBLU. It blew my mind. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you play again!” Sean, a fan!

www.facebook.com/aslolas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l2iQCGiFq8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l2iQCGiFq8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tERem2mEBrQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofH-aj4nibA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS8uqGwNjFs

 

SUNDAY 8/14

4pm - Moving Pictures

 

Award-winning, Critically Acclaimed Animation

 

Hosted by Ed Reynolds
 

10pm - Nerdeoke

 

Hosted by Joe Rude of the Kings of Karaoke!!!
 

 

MONDAY 8/15


8pm - "Win my Stuff!" Trivia Contest



Hosted by Stephanie CW!  Do you like Trivia?  Do you like to win stuff?  Come out on Monday and you could do both.  There will be a music round, name that image round and more!  This month's theme will be Sports and Fitness (this will also be what you can win).  But, don't worry if you aren't a fan of either, this is a nerd bar after all.  Play as a single person or in teams.  

 

TUESDAY 8/16


8pm-Sex on Tap

 

WEDNESDAY 8/17


8pm- The Academics

 

Genre: Indie Rock
For fans of: Modest Mouse, The Felice Brothers, Bright Eyes, Lorde

The Academics consist of a rotating cast of musicians led by singer-songwriter Adam LaGreca and are based in Brooklyn, NY. The "Happier EP" is the project's first home-brewed release and features artists from New York City and Long Island.

“Adam LaGreca: Our favorite musical lexophile.” - SHK Magazine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdq3g2kxutY


soundcloud.com/theacademicsloveyou


undiemusic.com/theacademics


theacademicsloveyou.com


 

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. 

www.cancionsito.bandcamp.com 

 

10pm- Johnny Pinhook & the Tobacco-aires

 

Genre: Country 
For fans of: Hank Williams, George Jones, Loretta Lynn 

Playing all of your favorite classic 50s and 60s honky-tonk numbers. 

https://www.facebook.com/Johnny-Pinhook-and-The-Tobacco-aires-566283020142449/ 
 

11pm- Branden Palmer

 

Genre: Alternative/Grunge/Rock
For fans of: Chris Cornell, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots

Dreamy, crunchy, cloudy introspective rock

http://bradenpalmer.com/bands-projects


http://bradenmusic.bandcamp.com


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA2erll6KWI

THURSDAY 8/18


8pm- Miriam Elhajli

 

Genre: Folk

https://www.facebook.com/Miriam-Elhajli-300087990017811/


https://soundcloud.com/miriamelhajli

 

9pm- Chris Norwood

 

Genre: Folk/Rock
For fans of: The Mountain Goats, John Craigie, Bob Dylan

The storytelling is the thing. Over the past year, Chris gathered band mates from different walks of creative life to make music that is familiar, yet hard to pin down or categorize. It's folk, it's rock, it's blues, it's country. Chris sings his stories and keeps time on guitar with Keith backing him up on bass and Nastasia harmonizing to the tune while Hajnal lends a sweeping violin that wraps it all together.

christophernorwood.net/music

 

10pm-The Waysties

Genre: Scotch-soaked Celtish folk-rock
For fans of: The Decemberists, Battlefield Band, Great Big Sea, Flogging Molly

We are what happens when a group of Way Station regulars realize that we allllllll like drinking. And music. And attention. Our music is a mix of traditional folk,
unconventional covers, and irreverence. And drinking. Did we mention the drinking?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an8-GEifees&index=2&list=PLtOEX_
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulUSaTw-Ul8&index=5&list=PLtOEX_
jsUdi9vxNpvDXxuCV6w89VsEPl

 

11pm- Danny and Caroline

Genre: Indie Rock, Jazz, Pop, Soul
For fans of: Norah Jones, Tennis, Matt & Kim

Danny and Caroline are a band of New York natives, include singers/songwriters and husband and wife duo, Danny Golub and Caroline Couture Golub, bassist and cellist, Nikki Allison, and drummer, Thomas Robertine.

Combining songs inspired by introspection, Danny and Caroline give their audience an intimate view into life -- blending reality with imagination.  Connecting haunting vocals and harmonies with feet-tapping rhythms and lyrics, Danny and Caroline are a band that will stay with you after first listen. 

“Upbeat, cheery pop songs with big hooks…” - Indie Rock Cafe 

http://www.dannyandcaroline.com


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtz9ecigxYQ

FRIDAY 8/19

 
All The Way: Dangrrr Doll's Dirty 30
Doors at 8:30pm. Shows start at 9pm.

With Interstitial Go-Go and goodies. Different MCs and performances for each set.


Wasabassco is celebrating a milestone birthday of one of the most badass dames in history, the nakedest being in the universe, our very own Dangrrr Doll. 

Help us celebrate the creation of Dangrrr with sets hosted by Kita St. Cyr and Nasty Canasta, with performances by Kita, Nasty, Dangrrr, Penny Wren, Poison Ivory, Qualms Galore, Amuse Bouche, and the Wasabassco debut of Sharp Robert. Plus go-go sets and more.

TICKETS
- $20 General Admission to the night. Standing and limited seating.
- VIP Booth, with guaranteed seating for 5 people. $175 (limited to one booth)
Purchase of booth includes admission for 5 people.
- VIP Table for 2 people, up close and personal, the best seats in the house. $70
Purchase of table includes admission for 2 people. 
- Hightop Table for 3 people $90.

Purchase of table includes admission for 3 people. 

 

SATURDAY 8/20

 

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)

haminreed.com

9pm- Viva

Genre: Rock
For fans of: Chryssie Hynde, Jimi Hendrix

Viva plays guitar like a flaming sword, a screaming train, a ringing bell, and a scratching chicken. She sings like if Freddy Mercury had been a woman. She's played everywhere from Bonnaroo to Monterey Jazz Fest, and been featured in Guitar Player Magazine.

“The love child of Little Richard and Joan Jett” - The Aquarian

www.electricviva.com


10pm- Hambone Relay

 

Genre: Funk 
For fans of: Soulive, Robert Walter, Galactic, Karl Denson 

With influences ranging from jazz, funk, blues and rock and roll, Hambone Relay redefines the modern organ trio with their own brand of high-energy live music. 

“Hambone Relay, a great Philly soul-jazz-funk organ trio who blew me away.” - Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly

www.hambonerelay.com

 

www.youtube.com/HamboneRelay 

 

www.facebook.com/HamboneRelay 

hambonerelay.bandcamp.com/


 

SUNDAY 8/21


4pm - Moving Pictures: Farscape

 

Hosted by Ed Reynolds
 

10pm - Nerdeoke

 

Hosted by Joe Rude of the Kings of Karaoke!!!
 

 

MONDAY 8/22


8pm - Wax: Stories on Vinyl

 

We're Chloe and Marcie and we want to see you at WAX! 
Storytellers: TBD and YOU! The skinny: bring a record, tell us a 5-minute story about a song, then spin that track. We wanna know all about that heartbreak/first dance/all night booze binge and we wanna hear the song that just won't unattach itself from the memory. Specials: Draft beer--$4. Ridiculous, anachronistic entertainment--free all night, baby.

 

TUESDAY 8/23
 
8pm- Lanusa

 

Genre:  Soul Folk
For fans of: Ianne La Havas, Valerie June, Ani DiFranco

The heavy influences of Soul, Jazz and R&B vocals and feel focused in stylistic new folk sound topped with lyrical philosophizing that sometimes requires a bit of picking apart. A lot of love and a lot of purpose. Dark, wide, soaring and earnest. Garners atypical rhythms and a solid backbeat.

"Large audiences with short attention spans are often wary of complex chord changes and atypical tunings. But, resting smoothly and simply atop the guitar, Lanusa’s voice consummates the essence of songwriting, manifesting melodies as pure as air and as addictive as wine, enticing the palette well after the conclusion. And her lyrics, born of a certain philosophical inertia... hit home with resonating pungency." 
-the Budding Review, 2010

https://lanusa.bandcamp.com/album/noah-feels-august-like-i-feel-august

 

 

9pm- Meaghan Burke

Genre: Post-Grunge Cabaret

 

Fro fans of: Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Tom Lehrer, Billie Holiday

 

Praised for her “alarming tour-de-force intensity” (The Examiner) and “impossibly beautiful but in no way forgiving” songs (The Deli), Meaghan Burke writes haunting, festively dark songs for cello and voice, part art, part pop, with witty, macabre lyrics and killer riffs.  With inspirations ranging from Nirvana to Cole Porter to Anton Webern, she tells stories of bedbugs, bedfellows, and the apocalypse, wedding her sundry influences of Brechtian cabaret, 1990s grunge, old-school blues, and avant-garde contemporary music. 

 

"Impossibly beautiful but in no way forgiving." - The Deli NYC

 

"...alarming tour de force intensity..." - The Examiner

 

"We admit, one could dispute whether this is pop. But let’s just say, it should be." - Robert Rotifer, FM4 Radio / Popfest Curator (Austria)

 

"...what she’s created is too personal, too direct and unusual to claim she’s a songwriter – which sounds categorically absurd but it’s true – it’s like she’s a songwriter, imploded." - The Deli NYC

 

www.meaghanburkemusic.com

https://vimeo.com/119206033

https://vimeo.com/119206034

https://youtu.be/EbNyhn2OYHg

 

10pm- 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. 

 

musicjoeyoung.bandcamp.com

 

11pm- 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://soundcloud.com/divining-rod

http://www.mobtownstudios.com/projects/divining-rod-bsides/

 

 

WEDNESDAY 8/24

 
8pm- Starina

 

Genre: Singer-Songwriter
For fans of: Aimee Mann, PJ Harvey, Neil Young

Your last girlfriend scratching on your back kitchen door.

“Catchy with hook-filled, yet dark melodies  and vocals.” - NPR, All Songs Considered

“…probably the most cinematic and emotionally engaging video you’ll see all year” - The Vinyl District

ilovestarina.com


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeBD6UNk1Ec
 

9pm- Kelcy Mae

 

Genre: Americana
Fro fans of: Neko Case, Shelby Lynne

Following the release of Half-Light (2014), Kelcy Mae has been likened to a variety of recording artists, drawing comparisons to the raw, emotive sounds of Neko Case, Natalie Merchant, and Regina Spektor, as well as to the southern, country-influenced blues of Shelby Lynne and Bonnie Raitt. Half-Light has launched the New Orleans-based Americana singer/songwriter and band leader into the national spotlight with U.S. tours, a featured Emerging Artist performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and designation as a “Pepsi Southern Original” finalist at the Gulf Coast Jam country music festival in Panama City Beach, Florida.


“With a voice as delicate as Regina Spektor’s but accented with the occasional twang or growl, Kelcy Mae shines on stage. She’s not afraid to do the unexpected.” - AXS.com

 

kelcymae.com

 

10pm- Kidaudra

 

 

Genre: Electro-Pop

 

For fans of: Emily Haines, New Order, Depeche Mode

 

From her spellbinding sound to her top notch dance moves Kidaudra is a musician on the rise. Her reserved demeanor and soft voice are completely uncharacteristic of the charismatic, crowd quieting energy that is Kidaudra. Her music can be described as a new-wave, dystopian sound "reminiscent of Depeche Mode" accompanied by some house, industrial, noise, and R&B.

 

https://kidaudra.bandcamp.com


11pm- Citrusphere

 

Genre:  Electropop
For fans of: The Knife, Depeche Mode, Robyn, New Order

Formed by three Craigslist zombies with a love of pop music, Citrusphere brings together soaring vocals, ethereal guitar and propulsive rhythms to create a psychedelic swirl of dance, color and sound.

"Citrusphere’s energy and passion shines through." - Michael Marotta, Vanyaland


www.citrusphere.com


 

THURSDAY 8/25


7pm- Astronomy on Tap

 

10pm- Time Machine Appetizer

 

Genre: Retro Instrumental 
For fans of: The Shadows, The Ventures, Booker T and the M.G.'s  


Drawn to the sounds of early guitar and organ-based rock instrumentals, this band of four originated this project at the Red Hook Bait and Tackle to great success and have now been playing together for years. 

 

11pm- JoAnn and Friends

 

Genre: European Folk Fusion

For fans of: Feist, Wax Taylor, Milky Chance, Caravan Palace

 

JoAnn and Friends is a collective music project consisting of the works of songwriting duo John Mapel and Andrea Hausheer.  The musical styles range from rock, gypsy jazz, and bossa nova, with lyrics in French, Italian, Spanish, and English.  Musical influences include Thievery Corporation, Miike Snow, Milky Chance, and Feist. 

 

https://soundcloud.com/user-607055903 

© 2016 by THE WAY STATION.

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