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.

8pm- Kosi

Genre: jazz
For fans of: Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Tracy Chapman

She's got piercing eyes and a voice that's larger than her body. But, small as she is, she won't fit in a box. She switches styles more quickly than you can follow. First she's jazz, then she's blues, then she's rock, but always powerful. You definitely want to hear this girl sing... if you can handle it.

"Her music is authentic, from the heart, and her voice is blissful to listen to. She is fulfilling the early promise she showed. She has the range and tone of an angel yet the throatiness and devilment of a banshee." -- Sammy Stein [http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/08/28/kosi-pictures-of-us-2014/]

"Can a person be bold and polite? Can their music supersede what traditional blues emanate, and go deeper, with universal appeal? Yeah…Kosi can." -- Pete Carma [http://streetcredmusic.blogspot.com/2014/07/pictures-of-usthe-follow-up-cd-by-kosi.html]

"From jazz to blues to neo-soul: it’s all there, pre-tapped and ready to be heard, but with such freshness of vision that it could be from no other singer. This is Kosi’s strength, a raw yet elegant presentation that explodes with originality…" -- Tyron Grillo [http://ecmreviews.com/2014/04/14/kosi/]


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)


10pm- Dahlia Dumont ~ The Blue Dahlia

Genre: World (Reggae, tango, ska, klezmer, and dub French and in English)
For fans of: Alpha Blondy meets Edith Piaf, Gotan Project, Goran Brehovic, Billie Holiday, Kana, Tiken Jah Fakoly, the Clash, Regina Spektor, Samiah Farah, Portishead

Brooklyn girl Dahlia Dumont, with a past in Senegal and France, brings her Francophone influences to her music, performing original reggae, ska and tango jams in French and in English. She also performs some old-time standards of the French "chanson," mixing them with grooving reggae rhythms and dub deflections. Singing and playing ukulele, Dahlia is accompanied by George Saenz from South Texas on button accordion and trombone, Yoshiki Yamada from Japan on bass, Chris Hansen from California on drums, and Diego Cebollero from Argentina on guitar. Collectively they are called The Blue Dahlia.

Main: www.dahliadumont.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Dahlia/136078126469513
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dahliadumont
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/dahliadumont
Indiegogo campaign to make first album!!!: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/from-nurse-to-musician-dahlia-dumont-s-first-album

Midnight Special: Shirley Gnome

Genre: musical comedy/dirty country-folk
For fans of: Tenacious D, Garfunkel and Oats, Sarah Silverman

Chanteuse provocatrice Shirley Gnome takes you on a musical journey, with titillating tunes about the hilarious and profound ways that bodies collide. Smothered in explicit language and racy humor, yet sung like "an angel dry-humping a cloud."

Winner: People's Champ of Comedy 2012
"simply brilliant" -Three Weeks

Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Highlight Reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lilYAG15H6A

8pm- Holler

Genre: country/folk
For fans of: gillian welch, woody guthrie, old crow medicine show

Holler. def: a shout, a loud cry, the space between mountains and valleys or traditional country, Appalachian song, and originals by Rachael Benjamin and Beth Soleimany that take you to your home up north or on a drive down south. Formed in 2009, Holler has performed throughout New York City, and toured the midwest and southeast, including a spot on the Blue Plate Special and the Covered Bridge Festival in eastern Kentucky. Rachael and Beth play as a duo and also with special guests.

“Layers of acoustic instrumentation derivative of traditional Appalachian songwriting blends seamlessly with well-crafted harmony vocalizations.” “I was instantly captivated by their beautiful harmonies and acoustic arrangements.” J.D. Duarte Brooklyn Country


9pm- Yeti

Genre: Indie-rock / dream-punk
For fans of: Sleater-Kinney, The Cranberries, Fugazi

Yeti is bass-driven philosophical dream-punk with cute killer harmonies. This New York-based trio reeks of feral femininity, fermenting in the forgotten woods of Staten Island. Their music fuses Sleater-Kinney sensibilities with The Cranberries’ emotional power. Yeti can be found playing at various venues throughout the New York City area, or in very cold, dark, remote caverns from which few have ever returned.


10pm- Robin Electric

Genre: Rock, Powerpop
For fans of: Badfinger, Supergrass, Wilco, The Who

Steeped in rock tradition, The Robin Electric churn out crunchy guitar hooks and memorable melodies with their alchemic brand of neo-classic rock. If Ryan Adams was assaulted by Badfinger while The Raspberries poured drinks, that scene would sound like The Robin Electric. The lush vocal harmonies of Eric Barlow (lead guitar), Jason Maksymilian (bass) and drummer John Melville, behind powerhouse Jesse Bryson will make fans of Humble Pie and Big Star rejoice. With a new EP out this year, The Robin Electric are setting the stage for a rock n' roll takeover.


11pm- 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


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


March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. We have Joss Whedon’s finest cancelled series EVER. Who says a Western space opera can’t work? Viewer’s choice, since they’re all so good!

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!


6:30pm- Cartoons

7pm- Monday Movie Madness: Legend

March is 80's fantasy movie month. And our first film is Legend directed by Ridley Scott and staring Tom Cruse and Tim Curry.
"A demon who seeks to create eternal night by destroying the last of the unicorns and marrying a fairy princess is opposed by the forest boy Jack and his elven allies in this magical fantasy."

We will be starting the movie at a later time this week.

This will be the long version with the Jerry Goldsmith score.

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!

8pm- Martina Fiserova

Genre: folk jazz
For fans of: Joni Mitchell, Lizz Wright, Kate Bush, Tracy Chapman

An experienced singer from Prague, Czech republic, performing her original music. Martina Fiserova has been surrounded by musicians since the moment she was born. It took her many years to realize and accept the fact that she was becoming a musician herself. After a decade spent gaining experience on the Prague Jazz Scene (from blues and fusion oriented bands to collaborations with international bands, backing up rock stars and diving into silence with music therapy), she decided to get her ass kicked by New York City. Come check out her unique songwriting approach and intimate yet emotional vocal performance.

“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


9pm- Sami & Sarah

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

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

10pm- Tucker Travis and Miller

Genre: Folk and Americana
For fans of: Avett Brothers, Philip Phillips, Crosby Stills and Nash, Grateful Dead

Folky Acoustic music with killer harmonies and instrumental flash.

"TTM goes down like Tennessee Hooch with a splash of fresh Appalachian spring water. A party with no hangover, an evening by the fire with only six strings attached. My, how delicious!" -- Fusa Mandingo, The New York Experience


11pm- Mountain Animation
Genre: Psych-Folk
For fans of: Townes Van Zandt and King Crimson

Up-tempo and ecstatic rock music played with banjos and violins.

“Zack Orion and Scott Murphy's music is rhythmically playful yet possesses pathos that's hard to shake.” -Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Daily Tribune


8pm- Julia McKinnis

Genre: Indie Pop
For fans of: Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Cat Power.

Julia McKinnis was a born musician; humming herself to sleep in her crib in her hometown of Ft. Worth, Texas. Julia’s endearing indie-pop style is reminiscent of artists like Ingrid Michaelson, Cat Power, Regina Spektor. Says the artist, “I always tell people that my music is music to make you fall in love with life and eat cookies and sweet things and not feel bad about yourself. It's most definitely happy music.”

twitter: @juliamckinnis
FB: Julia McKinnis

9pm- The DuPont Brothers

Genre: Indie-Folk
For fans of: M. Ward, Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, Kaki King

This Burlington, Vermont indie-folk duo has hit the ground running since it's formation in March of 2013. In that time, The DuPont Brothers have played over 200 shows, covered 25,000 miles on the road, released a dvd, ep and full length album and were fortunate enough to share the stage with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Sturgill Simpson, Ben Sollee, Langhorne Slim, Howie Day, Gin Wigmore, Family of the Year, Chris Eldridge and Julian Lage, Chris Thomas King, Johnny Swim, The Spring Standards, Pearl and the Beard, The Lone Bellow, Della Mae and John Murry to name a few. The sound is best described as Vermont Made Folk.

“The DuPont Brothers have found their voice, quite literally. In many instances, they blend so well, it's hard to discern who is singing what. And that symmetry manifests in every aspect of the recording.” -Dan Bolles, Seven Days VT

“It’s the essence of what stop-you-in-your-tracks music is suppose to do, which is shake you out of your day-to-day life like an old friend who wants you know everything will be ok, in time, as long as you never forget to believe in the endless possibilities of the cosmos.” -Garret K. Woodward, Smoky Mountain News


10pm- 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


11pm- Breanna Barbara



“intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singer  Breanna Barbara ignites the stage with vocals so raw powerful you leave hypnotized ” – New York Daily Music



8pm- Doors

$15 Advance Sale Guaranteed Seats

$10 GA at the door

9pm- Wasabassco
It's Wasabassco's monthly first-Thursday show at Brooklyn's famous Bar With The TARDIS. Featuring performances by Wasabassco favorites Dangrrr Doll, Nasty Canasta, and making their Way Station debuts: Genie Adagio and Wae Messed. Hosted by Doc Wasabassco.


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!”


9pm- Daniel Ondaro and The Shy Birds

Genre: Samba, Bossa Nova
For fans of: Joao Bosco, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Antonio Carlos Jobim

Daniel Ondaro and The Shy Birds is a group of broadly talented and eclectic musicians playing everything from Samba and Bossa Nova to modern Brazilian styles and original music. Hailing from different parts of the globe, the band came together in Berlin, Germany in early 2013 and since has played in cities all over Germany as well as Prague, Athens, and Istanbul. With the instrumentation of acoustic guitar, voices, and percussion, the group´s duo line up of Daniel Ondaro and Petros Tzekos weaves refined Brazilian music with a serious and silly touch.

“The talent of these guys combined with their carefree and evident joy of playing results in a sparkling music that cheers you up for sure! Through their songs, a new and fresh wind blows from America, Europe and Brazil into audiences hearts."


10pm- George Gilmore

Genre: Folk, Singer/songwriter
For fans of: Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Justin Townes Earle, Kris Kristofferson

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


8pm- 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


9pm- Viva Vallenato Badass Accordion Band

Genre: World/Latin
For fans of: Santana, Rusted Root

Wild Colombian "CUMBIA" Latin rhythms & blazing accordion melodies. SOUNDS LIKE: A High-Intensity Latin Drum-Circle of Happiness! Authentic Folkloric Sounds of Colombia, South America. Crowds go wild for this music! As featured on Telemundo 47 NYC TV.

"The accordion is like a happy machine; they start playing and people's spirits lift up. These guys spread joy and happiness!" - Montclair Times


10pm- Lonesome Cupcakes

Genre: Country
For fans of: Dwight Yoakam, Buck Owens Junior Brown, Ernest Tubb

The Lonesome Cupcakes play Honky Tonk music for enthusiastic beer drinkers throughout the metro area. The Cupcakes are the perfect soundtrack for a shot and a beer.


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

Burt Reynolds marathon!

Settle in and enjoy 2 features of one of the sexiest and mustache-ist  men alive.  Sally Fields teams with Reynolds in Hooper, the affectionate and much-admired salute to movie stunt people.  When the boss says jump... Hooper says how far down?!?!  Then, buckle up for an illegal cross country road trip in The Cannonball Run where a wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in this wild car race.  If time permits, there maybe an Archer episode with the incomparable Mr. Reynolds.

9pm- Nerd Karaoke

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


6pm- Monday Movie Madness: Dragonslayer

8pm- Jo Kroger

9pm- Weaver

For fans of: Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley and The Tallest Man on Earth

Weaver is the product of years of musicianship in a lot of different constellations that has crystallized into one voice and one guitar. The music tells stories about one persons observations in life where relationships, passions and frustrations is processed with the constantly present seaport as a backdrop. The weight of his songs lies in the stories and the devotedly crafted guitar arrangements indicates a well written and selected repertoire. There's a list of talented musicians appearing on the debut-EP Aiming For Doves whom everyone puts their own flavor to the sound.

Tout en simplicité, voix & guitare et son énergie débordante et communicative.


10pm- Malcolm Marsden

Genre: Folk-based rock & pop
For fans of: Richard Thompson, Nick Lowe, Hank Williams

Malcolm writes and performs on acoustic and electric guitar, in groups and solo. Having emerged from the diverse Connecticut punk/DIY music scene of the late 1970s, he takes inspiration from mixing musical genres to reveal new avenues of expression. Folk ballads, country and pop art song, rockabilly, R&B and gospel roots music are his ingredients, that blend into a distinctly 21st century American groove.


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.


7:30pm- Satellite Magazine: Let's Talk About Cities

Neighborhood microfunding

One of the nation's oldest microfunding organizations, Citizens Committee for New York City raises money from foundations, corporations, and individual donors, then awards it to projects that make neighborhoods greener, friendlier, and more resilient. Director of Communications Saleen Shah will present.

Prospect Park
The Prospect Park Alliance was founded in 1987 to restore and maintain Brooklyn's largest park after a long period of deterioration and decline. President and Park Administrator Susan M. Donahue will discuss the nonprofit's work preserving the natural environment, restoring historic design, and providing public programs and amenities for the park, which receives more than 10 million visits each year.

Better banks
New York's fastest-growing credit union, Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union improves access to financial services in Bushwick and Bed-Stuy, neighborhoods long underserved by major banks. A nonprofit cooperative, it offers community members favorable terms and gives them a say in its decisions. Director of Member Services and Small Business Tax Counselor Rebecca Pear will speak.

Postindustrial cities
Being Here is a design and consulting practice with a special interest in the revitalization of postindustrial cities. Through holistic planning, environmental design, policy innovation, and public-sector partnerships, the recently formed practice seeks to catalyze new visions for distressed or shrinking cities that can spark ecological and social resilience. Denisha Williams and Jeff Byles will discuss their work.

*Prospect Park Alliance

9pm- Bryan Wade

Genre: Singer/songwriter folk/pop/world
For fans of: Jeff Buckley, Elliot Smith, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon

Colorful, mysterious, and outrageous sound stories. From graceful, haunting spirit music, born of Middle-Eastern, Latin, and American folk traditions; played with as few wires as possible on a semi-jazz guitar; songs written and played in the streets of England, deserts of Israel, porches of dead mill towns, and food trucks of Hop-Hipster Brooklyn. Bryan whispers like Jeff Buckley playing songs that John Prine wrote for Duke Ellington; shouts like The Police covering an album that Thelonious Monk wrote for Pixies.

“Wade is one of the most talented and distinctive musicians this town has seen….combining exuberant stage presence with solid songwriting and dead-on technical skills.” - Dan Cook, FREE TIMES

“Bryan’s vocals are second to none… His vocals really separate him from the rest of the crowd.” - Jay Matheson, Owner of JAM ROOM recording studios, CAROLINA REPORTER

“The sounds that Bryan can get out of a guitar and the way that he gets them is something to behold.” - Angelo Gianni of Treadmill Trackstar, FREE TIMES


Mr. Moon

10pm- Roenik

Genre: Indie rock with electronic elements
For fans of: Bright Eyes, Radiohead and Depeche Mode

Gothenburg, Sweden, sends you an indie rock band from a so very modern four on the floor electronic foundation, yet with it’s head held high in the melancholy and nostalgia of the Seventies and Eighties. With such elegance and total absence of friction that you don't know whether you're drumming the beat of the new or humming the tune of the old. The mix of the organic and electronic elements is what makes Roenik unique. After 15 years collaborating with different producers and artists (Yoad Nevo, Andreas Kleerup) the frontman Niels Nankler invites us to join their space saga “Stars” that was released in 2014.

”The debut Stars is likeable and genuine, includes tender feelings and perhaps even contributes to an occasional smile. It should get a well deserved place in the spotlight.”- http://gaffa.se/recension/84461

”Stars is an wonderful piece of art that is easy on the ears and beckons to be listen to time and time again.”- http://therockoffice.com/audio.html

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