The Way Station
21+ all the time (it is a bar after all)
$5 donation strongly suggested for all events unless otherwise indicated.
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
9pm- A Valley Son
For fans of: Father John Misty and Band of Horses
90s shoegaze rock with a twang.
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.
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.
Drink & Draw is CANCELED for this month. Please come back in September for more Drink & Draw fun.
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.
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.
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!
4pm - Moving Pictures: Award-winning, Critically Acclaimed Animation
Hosted by Ed Reynolds
10pm - Nerdeoke - Hosted by Joe Rude of the Kings of Karaoke!!!
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.
8pm-Sex on Tap
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
9pm- Cancion Franklin
Genre: Americana, Country, Blues
For fans of: Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Lightning Hopkins
Unsigned, unasked and unapologetic, Cancion is a true DIY singer/songwriter. His songwriting ranges from outlaw country stylings and driving blues/rock raptures, to gorgeously vulnerable, raw, gentle music. He is often accompanied by Alex Whelan, on backup vocals and guitar, blending tight harmonies with a broken down home guitar attack.
10pm- Johnny Pinhook & the Tobacco-aires
For fans of: Hank Williams, George Jones, Loretta Lynn
Playing all of your favorite classic 50s and 60s honky-tonk numbers.
11pm- Branden Palmer
For fans of: Chris Cornell, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots
Dreamy, crunchy, cloudy introspective rock
8pm- Miriam Elhajli
9pm- Chris Norwood
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.
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?
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
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.
- $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.
8pm- Hamin Reed
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)
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
10pm- Hambone Relay
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
4pm - Moving Pictures: Farscape
Hosted by Ed Reynolds
10pm - Nerdeoke - Hosted by Joe Rude of the Kings of Karaoke!!!
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.
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
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
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.
11pm- Divining Rod
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
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
9pm- Kelcy Mae
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
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.
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
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.