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8pm- Katie Bulley

Genre: folk / roots
For fans of: Emmylou Harris, Memphis Minnie

Canadian lady. Plays guitar well. Sometimes plays harmonica.
One album called 'Sun Wolf' from Sun Studio. Hints of a rock & roll past fused with hill-country roots.

“In this current musical era of auto-tuning and techno-pop, it’s refreshing to stumble upon the raw folk musical stylings of someone like Katie Bulley. Just listen to the Hamilton native’s recent single “Up and In” from her album Sun Wolf, and you'll feel as if you're in a much happier musical time and place.”
- VICE – Noisey

“Written ‘straight from the soul without the curse of second-guessing,’ She possesses a style that conjures a mash of early '70s Bonnie Raitt blues intimacy with a splash of Zooey Deschanel charm and wit. Both women wouldn't hesitate to raise an eyebrow or two after listening to the vocals emanating from that microphone of hers. You will, too. Sounds like: Music to assist you in finding your way in the world.” - Alan Cross (Toronto, Ontario)


9pm- The Aquatic Safety

Genre: Bedroom Pop, Dunedincore, Folk Punk, Slackergaze
For fans of: Tall Dwarfs, The Clean, Guided By Voices, The Vaselines

The Aquatic Safety is a 2-piece bedroom-pop experiment that has blown up worldwide. We have a lot of money. We do not sign autographs. We make lo-fi pop music because we think it makes us look cool to girls.

“brooklyn's the aquatic safety are a concise and satisfying study in the possibilities of lofi music that retains its pop sensibilities” - modernfolk.net

“short lo-fi songs that have a dreamy, rock vibe with a bit of angst hidden under the pillows” - underlandny.com


10pm-12am- Moneco

Genre: New York Cumbiadelic
For fans of: Chicha Libre, Destellos, Juaneco y su Combo

MONECO is a band with a driving force and a new voice in the New York City music scene. They mix the edgy sound of one of the most musically diverse cities in the world with the traditional psychedelic cumbia sound of South America. When you hear it you will have no doubt as to why MONECO is referred to as “New York Cumbiadelic.”

“Moneco nailed the alternately spiky and spacy licks that make this stuff (Cumbia) so much fun…)



8pm- J. Swagger

Genre: folk/punk

For fans of: Janis Joplin, the Pogues, Billy Bragg

Punk hillbilly loudmouth acoustic soul-shouter from Brooklyn via Baltimore



9pm- The Lords of Liechtenstein

Genre: Folk
For fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, The Smothers Brothers, The Everly Brothers

The Lords of Liechtenstein is a quirky New York City-based folk music duo composed of two brothers. Noah (ukulele/vocals) and Dan (acoustic guitar/tenor banjo/vocals) Rauchwerk have toured all over the East Coast entertaining audiences with their innovative songwriting, tight harmonies, and hilarious stage antics. They have played on a variety of well-respected stages including The Bitter End, littlefield, and The NY Ukulele Festival. In 2013, they were nominated for two Jersey Acoustic Music Awards: Best Folk/Americana Act and Album of the Year (for "Siberia").
"They're like the Everly Brothers with an attitude." - Mark Miller, Artistic Director, Urban H2O


10pm- Ben Clark & the Long Shadows

Genre: Acoustic, rock, folk, jazz, blues

For fans of: Dave Matthews Band, Punch Brothers, Jeff Buckley, Ra Ra Riot, Martin Sexton

Ben Clark hails from Floyds Knobs, Indiana and leads the Long Shadows, a set of freelance musicians collaborating in his compositions.

twitter @BLCOfficial




8pm- Layers And Frames

Genre: Electronic, World, Folk

For fans of: Simon & Garfunkel, Stereolab, Bjork, Andrew Bird, Dub FX

Philly based electronic/world/folk duo feat. Frederic Brewer (guitar loops, vocals) and Mark Sulik (keyboard, vocals). Sample-free live shows combine melodic and percussive guitar loops, spacy piano, punchy synthetic bass lines and vocal harmonies. Started as a solo project in 2011 in China, then migrating through Europe and settling in Philly in 2013. Since 2014, Layers And Frames has released three EP’s, five music videos, gotten spins on FM

"You may not believe it is only two people." -Rick Sabatini (Sheep)


9pm- Institute of Flyer Learning

Genre: hip-hop/neo-soul/electronic
For fans of: Little Dragon, Janelle Monae, Theophilus London, Outkast, The Flaming Lips

The Institute of Flyer Learning is a Brooklyn based hip-hop/neo-soul band composed of a singer, a rapper, and a rhythm section.  Human vocals mesh with electronic beats, pulsing bass lines, and guitar arpeggios pouring out like sunshine.  Flyer Learning performs original songs drawing upon eclectic influences ranging from old school hip-hop and electronic music to art-rock and funk.  For good measure, they also perform some retro-future/re-mixed covers of classic hip-hop/soul songs, paying homage to the grand masters that came before, rocked the mic, dropped the mic, and inspired them to get up and write.


10pm- Stereo Intercourse

Genre: Space-Synth Electronic/Experimental/Pop

For fans of: Yeah-Yeahs, Ratatat, Grimes, Bjork, Patti Smith,Blondie

Stereo Intercourse is a space/pop/experimental duo that consists of drummer/engineer/producer Jonathan Vergara and pianist/singer/producer/engineer Toma.  Together they will tickle your ears with insane imaginative beats, harmonies, and screaming vocals that are reminiscent of Bjork and Patti Smith.  STR ITR creates electronic-innovative melodic songs that enter your membrane and exit your heart like the G train.  Don't forget to wear protection when listening to these creatures, they may give you a virus of aural fixation.

“This sound, the electric technotronic beat is already having a delicious effect on my mood. Very appealing beat. The rhythm is rolling and going in and out on waves of melody. This beat is off the chain. This band has a unique sound. I think they have something.” ReverbNation January 2nd, 2015

“The vocals are unique, they are kinda a mix between Madonna and Katy Perry.”  -ReverbNation January 2nd, 2015




11pm-The Fantastic Plastics

Genre: Neo New Wave

For fans of:  Devo, The Flaming Lips, Man or Astroman?, B-52s, The Faint, The Cars, Blondie, The White Stripes

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



NoNoGoGo Video: http://youtu.be/vS0BvAA_WXc

NoNoGoGo Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thefantasticplastics/nonogogo

StinkEye Video: http://youtu.be/pBoqp9ANDds


8pm- Mary Elaine Jenkins

Genre: Blues/Roots/Rock/Americana

For fans of: The Delta Blues, Lucinda Williams, Cat Power, Ryan Adams

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





9pm- 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

(ATTN: "Let Me Have This", "Cold Comfort")

10pm- Lanusa



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


11pm- The Walking Guys Tour

Genre: Folk/American

For fans of: Tallest Man on Earth, Zac Brown Band, Dave Matthews Band

The Walking Guys is a songwriting collective out of Nashville. They came together for a 1,600 mile WALKING tour. Their music is very varied and covers the genres of Americana, Folk, Rock, and Country. Their stories from the road truly makes their show a unique experience. Get ready for a great night of great music and fun with these boys from Nashville.

"Representing the best of Southern Folk Americana, the Walking Guys will create a musical experience that will allow fans to join in their adventure of covering miles every day on foot, becoming immersed in the culture of each area they enter, and sharing their story with those who will become the next characters in it." - Guitar World

"Four musicians from Nashville are taking on a task that will make your feet ache just hearing about it. The Walking Guys—four independent musicians who are coming together for a 1,600-mile, 50-show East Coast tour—is made up of Benjamin Butler, Christopher Kessenich, Will Stevens, and Riley Moore." - Travel and Leisure



8pm- Liam Lynch

Genre: Acoustic Looper/ Singer-Songwriter

For fans of:  Ron Pope, Ed Sheeran

Liam Lynch is an acoustic singer-songwriter from New York. He takes the stage with only a microphone, guitar, and loop station, in an attempt to bring a full sound and beat to music. Ranging across several genres, his songs sweep from uptempo pop/hip-hop with circling instrumental riffs and a drum track pounded out against his guitar, to soft acoustic ballads with floating vocal layering. Bring your singing shoes, as crowd participation is highly encouraged.


9pm- Seventh Word

Genre: Rock and Roll
For fans of: Neil Young, The Velvet Underground, White Stripes

The Seventh Word is a power trio by any other name, walking the line between road-ready American rock and sticky, cynical pop, while cranking out a wide spectrum of hyperliterate songs regarding the peculiarities of love, death, and archaeoastronomy.

Singer/guitarist Isaiah Singer studied poetry with Ishmael Reed, and is a former member of Psychic TV 3 and Bryin Dall’s 4th Sign of the Apocalypse.

The Seventh Word released their first LP, Gold & Gravity, in November.


10pm- The Travelers

Genre: rock-hop/funk & blues
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 have a flute, and the faith of a mustard seed. A flute! We'll take you places in the universe you've never been.


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



8pm- Bakkuda

Genre: Electronic, alternative, dreampop
For fans of: Grimes, Banks, Lorde

Bakkuda is alternative electronica with a conscious mind. It is galactic synth beats and powerful lyrics woven with catchy melodies and sweet, ethereal harmonies. It is a message of equality to all peoples. It is art, visual and audible. Bakkuda is music of the future and music of a movement towards a better future.

"Now we're talking! This group combines a sultry RnB atmosphere with twinkly synthesizer sounds, which swell up into some pretty epic hooks."- Jeff Terich, San Diego City Beat magazine.

Official Website: http://bakkuda.com/
Twitter: http://bakkuda.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bakkuda
Tumblr: http://bakkuda.tumblr.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/bakkuda/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bakkuda
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/BakkudaMusic
Bandcamp: http://bakkuda.bandcamp.com/

9pm- Jack Ross

Genre: soul/groove

For fans of:  Snarky Puppy, Hiatus Coyote,

Danceable, rousing, and energetic, Jack Ross is all about fusing styles to create an unforgettable live show. The group displays virtuosic talent and precision musicianship. Central to Jack Ross is the unique musical background of each member. With such a variety of influences coming together, the band is free to explore how any chosen genre can be stretched and molded to create something electrically organic.


10pm- Eric Vitoff

Genre: looping/acoustic/house/dance

For fans of: Daft Punk, James Blake, Reggie Watts, John Mayer, Bag Raiders

Long Island born and raised and now Brooklyn based, Eric Vitoff's tunes toe the imaginary line between the genres of house/dance and acoustic singer-songwriter. Equipped just with an acoustic guitar and some effects pedals, he builds pulsing, colorful beats that make your feet move and your mind wonder just where all those sounds are coming from.




11pm- Lulu Fall & James Theory

Genre: Soul

For fans of: Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley

LF + JT  consists of Lulu Fall, singer/songwriter/actor from Washington, DC,  and James Theory (pianist/poet) from Portland, Oregon. After initially meeting in 2012, they joined forces musically in 2013. Their music, rich, velvety and honest, has tones of Amy Winehouse, Marvin Gaye and Billie Holiday. Their music evokes the soulful spirit of old jazz mixed with raw rhythm and blues.




6pm- MECHANICA by Betsy Cornwell Launch Party

MECHANICA by Betsy Cornwell

Release Date: August 25th, 2015

Publisher: Clarion Books

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