Sundays 9 The Met
The Met is a three piece rock n' roll band from Brooklyn, New York. Dejected descendants of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, incongruent cousins of TheVelvet Underground, we play a brand of music that is seldom heard in the night clubs or on the airwaves. It's like a conversation, jazz with a backbeat, a trip through the ancestral picture gallery of your dreams. We don't really know of a scene that we'd like to be a part of, or what clothes we'd like to wear. We're too distracted by one manic obsession. Even today, after all the genres that have cruised up the Infobahn, we are still willing to cling to what we know to be true: Rock n' Roll. It feels good? Do it. It might sound a bit naive. Well, that's electric music for you, you're flying without a license. Over the edge, on the verge, love us or hate us - this is our music.
     
WED 4/1
7:30 Quizz-Off
10 TBA
11 The Queens Cartoonists
The Queens Cartoonists offer a tour-de-force of the Swing Era’s zaniest and most creative music, much of which was written for or adapted for classic cartoons. The band’s repertoire includes the wacky pieces of Raymond Scott, John Kirby’s swing arrangements of classical compositions, and both original and rejigged music used by Carl Stalling for Warner Brothers classic Looney Tunes & Merry Melodies.
     
THU 4/2
8 Carl Banks
  9 Morgan Manifacier
    Morgan Manifacier is an experimental singer-songwriter currently based in New York. He is known for combining traditional folk structures with experimental sounds and textures to create a unique musical experience.
  10 Will Sacks
  11 Pete Lanctot
New York Music Daily writes that, "Pete Lanctot personifies pretty much everything good about New York's most happening music scene...Americana" His songs are surreal and mysterious narratives featuring sordid casts of characters who’s origins are vague, and seem equally likely to be found in present day New York City, a Memphis juke joint of the 1920s or hitchhiking a depression era plains state highway. Steeped in American traditions of blues, folk and country, and backed by a talented cast of musicians and improvisers Lanctot’s music is original, rabble rousing, heartbreaking and soul searching, always exploring the non-traditional without relying on reproduction.
     
FRI 4/3
8 Andrew Rose Gregory and The Color Red Band
    Andrew Rose Gregory grew up in the mountains of Virginia, spending most of his time walking to the library & racing sticks down creeks . He has since settled in Brooklyn, New York. Although he has played hundreds of shows across America as a songwriter & solo artist, he is best known as one of the creators of the viral YouTube sensations ‘Auto-Tune the News’ and ‘Songify This!’ along with the rest of The Gregory Brothers.
  9 Uptown Trio plays the music of Bob Dylan
  10 Fake Chatter
Based out of a small, insufficiently soundproofed room in Brooklyn, Fake Chatter creates a melodic and atmospheric blend of post-rock and punk. You can find the band’s live schedule here, check them out on Facebook and download/stream both EPs on Bandcamp.
  11 Bad Man Yells
     
SAT 4/4
4 Howard Fishman
  5 Shahzad Ismaily
  6 Vic Thrill
  8 Family Variety Hour
    Sister duo Raelynn and Alice Wettermark invite you into their home to celebrate Passover and Easter with their favorite neighborhood performers! This sister act drags in performers of every ilk to spice up their variety show including improv, sketch, standup and musical comedy! The show is free (obviously) with complimentary free cupcakes! Doors are at 7:30pm, show starts promptly at 8.
    Performers include; Brandon Scott Wolf (SNL, Weekend Update, CollegeHumor), Ali Levin (host of The Sessions), Three Razors (UCB), Good Catch (UCB, The PIT), Forever 20
  9 Deborah Smith
  10 Xi.me.na
New York/Venezuelan experimental musician, Xi.me.na Borges is an extremely eclectic songwriter and composer. Armed with an array of digital and analogue technologies, Xi.me.na uses her voice to blend the music of disparate times and places, creating alluring sonic collages. Called “pop diva of opera” by Parenthesis Magazine, Xi.me.na migrates confidently between avant-garde opera and electronic pop: From stacked harmonies and joyful hooks, to moodier, reflective moments that showcase her sophisticated vocals. Neufutur Magazine says, “Xi.me.na’s music does come from left field, but it is done in a fashion that is absolutely catchy and hard to forget.”
  11 The Values
    The Values bring you a mix of sultry grooves and uninhibited raw power to make you dance. They come from Nepal, China, Los Angeles, and the Bronx, they are The Values!!
     
SUN 4/5
4 Barstool Tabernacle
5-8:30 Open Mic
  9 The Met
The Met is a three piece rock n' roll band from Brooklyn, New York. Dejected descendants of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, incongruent cousins of TheVelvet Underground, we play a brand of music that is seldom heard in the night clubs or on the airwaves. It's like a conversation, jazz with a backbeat, a trip through the ancestral picture gallery of your dreams. We don't really know of a scene that we'd like to be a part of, or what clothes we'd like to wear. We're too distracted by one manic obsession. Even today, after all the genres that have cruised up the Infobahn, we are still willing to cling to what we know to be true: Rock n' Roll. It feels good? Do it. It might sound a bit naive. Well, that's electric music for you, you're flying without a license. Over the edge, on the verge, love us or hate us - this is our music.
  10 Milty's Juke Joint
  11 Meredith Meyer & Decker
Meredith Meyer, singer of Young Unknowns, performs a more intimate solo set along with Decker, who hails from the Arizona desert, bringing music that's a combo of folk, gospel, rock, and psychedelia.
     
MON 4/6
7:30 Spelling Bee
9:30 Meridians
  10:30 David Copenhafer
    Influenced by Tropicalia and Yé-yé, David Copenhafer plays classic-sounding songs (guitar plus voice) with an international twist. His first album, out in 2012, was produced by John McEntire (Sea and Cake, Tortoise).
     
TUE 4/7
8 Dietrich Strause
The creations on Dietrich Strause's album, Little Stones to Break the Giant's Heart use a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a "virtuosic command of imagery." (WBUR, Boston's NPR). The 27 year old songwriter has caught the attention of modern folk luminaries such as Anais Mitchell, Sarah Jarosz, and The Stray Birds, earning him invitations to join them on stage and on tour. Whether he is performing solo or leading his band, at the heart lies Strause's craft, enabling him to bring the chattiest of rock clubs and bar rooms to a pin-drop volume.
  9 Floating Compass
  10 Ian Wayne
Ian Wayne plays rock music in Brooklyn in a band called Milhaus. He's also doing a project where he writes and records a new song each month. The songs are all corralled by the instruments in his room and on his laptop. You'll be able to hear this at Pete's on April 7th.
  11 Rob Teter
   
WED 4/8
7:30 Quizz-Off
10 Kristin Tivey
Kristen is a singer-songwriter from Cape Cod. She's going to sing to you and play the guitar at the same time.
11 hungry boy mumble
Folk and blues music from a New York-based musician, influenced by mystics, warlords and puppets.
 
THU 4/9 7:30 Pete's Reading Series
Chloe Caldwell and Elisa Albert


Two acclaimed authors read from their works (Caldwell's Women and Albert's After Birth) that explore unique and complicated relationships.
  9 Retro Remix Orchestra
Time traveling novelty swing band specializing in gypsy/blues/swing iterations of 80s and 90s pop tunes
10 Votive Crown
    Votive Crown is a Brooklyn duo featuring 70's studio sounds, experimental looping, country-soul textures, and riff-based improvisations. Female vocals run through harmonizers, and slap echos synchronize to guitar fuzz and volume swells. Their set balances re-arranged classics & originals with elements of modal jazz, psych, philly soul, and indie singer/songwriter.
  11 Elk Lanes
Brooklyn 3 piece. We play music for friends.
   
FRI 4/10
7 Pete's Multifarious Array
  9 Tanbark
    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.
  10 Megan Talay
    22 year-old singer-songwriter Megan Talay is a New York native who's been playing cafes and clubs like The Bitter End, Arlene's Grocery and more recently, Rockwood Music Hall, since her teens. Her debut EP, 'Piece by Piece,' set to be released this summer, is a set of 5 lyrically driven folk-pop songs and has been compared to artists like Gillian Welch and Ani DiFranco. Playing live, Talay's sound dips from folk to rock, fronting a band of veteran players on the NYC music scene, and drawing more comparisons to Bonnie Raitt than Joni Mitchell. She will be celebrating her birthday on April 10th at Pete's Candy Store- come join the party!
  11 Sea Fire
    Led by dreamy leads and tiny vocals, Sea Fire is the misfit child of Ben and Em's library of lyrics
     
SAT 4/11
4 Karlie Bruce + Chris Parello
    Karlie Bruce and Chris Parrello draw upon many loves in music. The result is often stark, sometimes complex, frequently understated, and perhaps unsettlingly vulnerable.
  5 Chris Campion
    Knockout Drops frontman and author of Escape From Bellevue: A Dive Bar Odyssey, Chris Campion, will be singing songs from his forthcoming solo LP "Watch The Gap." His plan is to get the world by the balls with this next record but will settle for just cupping them.....
  6 Vic Thrill
8 Adam Bellard's Driftwood
9 Buffalo Stack
With slide blues guitar, gospel organ chords, New Orleans-style horns, and group harmonies, bluesy roots-rockers Buffalo Stack can’t help but recall Woodstock heroes the Band. In fact, it was at Levon Helm’s barn in Woodstock that husband-and-wife Andy and Tania Stack of Hudson – at the time performing as a duo called the Stacks - met bassist Brandon Morrison, drummer Lee Falco, and guitarist Connor Kennedy, the other musicians who would soon join them to become Buffalo Stack, who at their hardest hitting and blues-rockingest recall Black Keys or White Stripes.
10 Mark Kraus
For fans of Townes Van Zandt, Sparklehorse, and Elliott Smith. Mark writes beautiful, sad, and cinematic songs that borrow from folk, old country, and punk rock.
  11 Valerie Geffner
    Avante garde pop. Theatrical. With electric violinist. Juilliard grad
     
SUN 4/12
4 Barstool Tabernacle
  5-8:30 Open Mic
9 The Met
The Met is a three piece rock n' roll band from Brooklyn, New York. Dejected descendants of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, incongruent cousins of TheVelvet Underground, we play a brand of music that is seldom heard in the night clubs or on the airwaves. It's like a conversation, jazz with a backbeat, a trip through the ancestral picture gallery of your dreams. We don't really know of a scene that we'd like to be a part of, or what clothes we'd like to wear. We're too distracted by one manic obsession. Even today, after all the genres that have cruised up the Infobahn, we are still willing to cling to what we know to be true: Rock n' Roll. It feels good? Do it. It might sound a bit naive. Well, that's electric music for you, you're flying without a license. Over the edge, on the verge, love us or hate us - this is our music.
  10 Marie Danielle
    Marie Danielle is a folk singer-songwriter back in New York from Los Angeles to finish her debut record 'Hustler' with Simone Felice (Felice Brothers), Christian Wargo (Fleet Foxes) and David Baron. With a unique voice that has been compared to a variety of singers from Hope Sandoval to Sharon Van Etten to Lucinda Williams, she will be performing alone with her guitar.
  11 Mother Finger
    Brooklyn based three-piece band, Mother Finger, draws on elements from post-punk, psych, Krautrock and no wave to create their own brand of lo-fi rock.
     
MON 4/13
8 Spells and Curses
Spells and Curses is the musical-brainchild of theRave who, with the release of his album SUADADE, combined the lush harmonic arrangements of Jeff Buckley, with the visceral/emotive rock of The Smashing Pumpkins, and the R&B stylings of Frank Ocean. With a full-line backing band (featuring Digiprana and The Professor), they provide an alternative rock experience to connect with your spirit, while still being "below the belt".
  9 Ponies Will Bite You
    ponies will bite you! fuses pop sensibility, folk riffs, and classical violin, with playfully introspective lyrics for a genre-straddling singer-songwriter taste on the lighter side of angst. The Stars and Moon is their second EP, released in 2014. It was recorded at the Converse Rubber Tracks recording studio in Brooklyn, NY.
  10 Matty Charles
    Matty Charles is a country/folk songwriter who channels iconic balladeers such as Hank Williams and Leonard Cohen in his spare, understated songs. Before moving to Portland, Oregon he maintained a long term musical residency at Pete's Candy Store.
  10:45 Trevor Wheetman & Sylvie Davidson
    Trevor Wheetman & Sylvie Davidson have been compared to James Taylor and Patty Griffin for their concisely crafted, honest songs and sweet harmonies. In performance they manage to combine tragedy and humor in a way that leaves the listener lifted. They live together in Nashville, Tennessee.
  11:20 Jamie Drake
    Jamie Drake is an Americana folk artist from the Midwest. Her songs have a timeless quality reminiscent of Loretta Lynn, with the humour and modern swagger of Jenny Lewis and haunting vocals compared to Florence and the Machine. She resides in LA where she writes music and is a resident of The Hotel Cafe.
    These four singer/songwriters are brought together as cast members in the off-Broadway folk musical, Lonesome Traveler for it's run at 59E59 theater in Manhattan.
     
     
TUE 4/14
8 Ginger Ale and Cheri Coke
  9 Angel Ocana
Drummer for Northern Arms 2014 Best band Philadelphia Magazine. Angel Ocana performs a heartfelt solo show in Brooklyn on April 14th 9pm. His live performances are intimate and enchanting with delicate and soulful vocal melodies. His songs transport you into his intimate reflections of life, love and everything that comes with it.
  10 Dylan Viola
  11 Yellowbirddd
Indie Folk for fans of Conor Oberst, Kevin Devine, M. Ward, Andy Hull
     
WED 4/15
7:30 Quizz-Off
10 Summer Fiction
Melodramatic California pop songs.
11 Ward White
 
THU 4/16
8 Mary Akpa
    Mary Akpa is a Nigerian born, California bred artist. Her sound is an evolving mix of afro-soul-electronic-folk. She's experimenting with those sounds on her upcoming release.
  9 The Heirlooms
    Indie-folk band living and writing in Brooklyn. We'll be serenading you with new music.
  10 Don Paris Schlotman
  11 Susan Jane
Priscilla, Peter and Brit spent endless hours in private room karaoke, sharing their eclectic personal musical histories. They decided to form the band Susan Jane and wrote songs together. Then Judi burst in with a bang, and she keeps everything grooving at a clip. The live band includes Leslie Goshko on synths.
Susan Jane released their debut album Growing Wild in January 2015. The songs reflect the diverse influences of each member, from 70s Pop and Early Music to New Wave and 90s R&B, but it all adds up, as the three distinctive voices hand off lead vocals and then meet up in glorious harmonies. Whether you’re angsting on youth gone awry, cozying up to your summer camp love, or seeking revenge for betrayals that sting, Susan Jane gives you something to sing along to.
   
FRI 4/17
7 Alec Betterly
  Alec Betterley is an upstate-born, NYC-based musician who has played for nearly a decade as a member of My Friend Other and Toys and Tiny Instruments. Presently, he is working on a full-length LP inspired by stories of US veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and this show will heavily feature new material from this project. His musical goal is a hybrid of Tom Waits and Sesame Street.
8 Noa Fort
  Noa Fort is an Israeli born, New York based Indie-Jazz musician: vocalist, pianist, singer-songwriter, painter of sounds. She draws inspiration from many worlds of music such as Jazz and free improvised music, rock and world music. She will be playing a solo set with songs written between Tel Aviv and New York.
9 Kendy Gable
  If Nick Drake and Erica Jong had a child and this child was raised by Leonard Cohen, she would be Kendy Gable.
10 Ana and Laura Becker (of City Mice)
11 Holy Smokes
Two Chords and the Truth. Brooklyn, NY.
     
SAT 4/18
4 Ilusha Tsinadze
    Ilusha Tsinadze is NYC-based/Georgian-born guitarist and singer. His music reflects both his roots in the Republic of Georgia and his branches and leaves here in Brooklyn.
  5 Jeff Picker and Abby Hollander Duo
    Abby Hollander Band members debut new material in an intimate folky style.
  6 Vic Thrill
  8 Sasha Diamond
  9 Strange Motel
post-apocalyptic, urban folk
  10 Hunter and Wolfe
    hunter & wolfe are a brooklyn-based folk-rock duo who employ a wide array of instruments and textures to produce a "refreshingly unfiltered sound (emptylighthouse.com)" and an "Elliott Smith/Jeff Buckley naturalism (obscuresound.com)." Their latest album, Days and Works, can be found on on spotify, itunes, or hunterandwolfe.bandcamp.com
  11 Hope For Agoldensummer
    Hope For Agoldensummer is a family band from the fine Southern town of Athens, Georgia. Their sparse arrangements are both angelic & rusty, using slide guitar, banjo, and a bowed handsaw, all overlaid with the powerful sibling-soul-choir harmonies of Claire & Page Campbell. They are part junkyard orchestra & part campfire song circle. "Hope For Agoldensummer has a knack for crafting gorgeous and often complex refrains, supported by utterly captivating arrangements."–NPR All Songs Considered
     
SUN 4/19
4 Barstool Tabernacle
  5-8:30 Open Mic
  9 The Met
The Met is a three piece rock n' roll band from Brooklyn, New York. Dejected descendants of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, incongruent cousins of TheVelvet Underground, we play a brand of music that is seldom heard in the night clubs or on the airwaves. It's like a conversation, jazz with a backbeat, a trip through the ancestral picture gallery of your dreams. We don't really know of a scene that we'd like to be a part of, or what clothes we'd like to wear. We're too distracted by one manic obsession. Even today, after all the genres that have cruised up the Infobahn, we are still willing to cling to what we know to be true: Rock n' Roll. It feels good? Do it. It might sound a bit naive. Well, that's electric music for you, you're flying without a license. Over the edge, on the verge, love us or hate us - this is our music.
  10 Freddie Nunez
    Freddie Nunez is a Brooklyn artist whose recently toured with Total Slacker. He's in the process of releasing his EP Demos from the Future on Lawn Chair Records. Chilled Out Bedroom Dream Pop vibes.
  11 Alec Stephen
Appearing again with Nick Herman to kick up some old jazz/soul dust for your after dinner pleasure.Swinging instrumentals and country also contribute to the ballast of these enticing two.
     
MON 4/20
7 ARRVLS | A Podcast About Change
A live performance and listening party to celebrate the first season of ARRVLS, a new narrative-driven podcast featuring stories of migration, transformation, and change through the eyes of extraordinary men and women. The program that explores what we do, when what we've done, is a thing of the past.
9 Doolittle Family
Kith and kin--the communion of voices. a new project from Mickey Doolittle and Domino Doolittle, steeped the long tradition of cowgirl psychedelix.
10 BONSAI
    New York based singer/songwriter. A blend of folk/rock,pop, and some mother f'n joy. New EP in the works!
  11 El Campo
    Indie country folk goodness from San Antonio, TX. Something like The Promise Ring meets The Weakerthans, played on a pedal steel and a banjo by a completely shithoused George Jones, who is also driving a riding lawnmower.
     
TUE 4/21 6:30 Go to Hells (reading)
    Join writer Onnesha Roychoudhuri, a.k.a. Kali V. Roy, in celebrating the release of Go to Hells: An Updated Guide to Dante's Inferno. Picking up where Dante left off, Go to Hells provides a much-needed expansion of the Inferno--in verse and illustration--with new poetic punishments for everyone from "Strangers Who to Tell You to Smile" to "Over-the-Shoulder Readers."
Join Roychoudhuri and friends in christening this expanded new underworld. Featured storytellers will also compete for a chance to name a new hell-circle based on their own personal hellish encounters.
8 that, that revolves.
    Described as "sexy lullabies for adults" in a review of the recently released EP, this young act has received international press and significant national airplay. Catch a rare, acoustic show in their second NYC performance to date.
  9 Cooper Formant
  10 D.T. Huber
    D.T. Huber is a Baltimore-based Americana singer/songwriter and an active member of Baltimore’s thriving folk scene. Blending country and folk styles, D.T’s songs cover the personal and the political, touching on the issues that keep you up and night, and the things that make you glad that morning’s come round again. D.T.’s most recent EP, Electric Park, was one of the Baltimore City Paper’s top 10 country albums of 2014, among the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Lucinda Williams, and Caleb Stine. D.T. recorded the EP with Baltimore-based songwriter/producer Paul Masson of The Great American Canyon Band. Electric Park expands on D.T.’s earlier recordings, with lush layers of production pushing the tracks into new sonic spaces where old-time folk songs meet modern sounds.
 
WED 4/22
7:30 Quizz-Off
  10 Liz Delise
  From start to finish "To & Fro” (EP) by Liz de Lise delivers the Psychedelic Soulful Gyspy Folk mojo and is a consistently uplifting 6 Track release from start to finish. The music is diverse, grooving, upbeat, soulful and sonically entertaining...The writing, playing and singing abilities of Liz De Lise and her contributors literally blew me away. Her amazing approach to songwriting...is something millions of people should gravitate towards.
11 Bowery Boy Blue
    "Sometimes you hear music that is so heartbreakingly beautiful that you can't help being drawn to it. That is definitely the case with NYC's Bowery Boy Blue. Their debut CD, Stalk That Myth, plays like a lo-fi Americana orchestra. Touching vocals delivered in a way that you can't get out of your head, layered instrumentation... it's all there. Take a listen to "Come Closer, Sisters" and hear for yourself." --IA: Instrumental Analysis
     
THU 4/23 7:30 Pete's Reading Series
Nina McLaughlin and Michele Filgate


Nina McLaughlin reads from her memoir about becoming a carpenter, Hammer Head, and writer Michele Filgate reads from her work.
  9 Jacob Mondry
    Soul-pop singer-songwriter Jacob Mondry and his hunky-funky band.
10 Shelly Tzarafi
11 The Mona Dahls (solo)
   
FRI 4/24 8 The Amigos
9 The Amigos
10 Yoni Gordon
    Yoni motherfucking Gordon is a small time, local legend, lovable fuck up, energetic showman, guitar player for hire, perpetual opening act, soulman, story teller and full blooded entertainer. He has tried to stop his life in music but he just can't quit. And that's a good thing for all of us.
  11 Jake and The Infernal Machine
 
SAT 4/25
4 Kyle Sanna (solo)
  5 Dia
    Dia is the project of LA-based singer and composer Danielle Birrittella, a former opera singer who writes on ukulele and piano with vocal pedals to abstract her voice and create harmonic layers
  6 Vic Thrill
  8 Rachel Eckroth
    Never has a project been so uniquely connected to an artist and in a day and age when critics often find the need to compare newer artists to the established, Rachel Eckroth's "Let Go" can only be described as possessing great lyrical, harmonic and melodic depth with visceral grooves and feel-good quirks.
  9 Rue Snider and No Strand
    Rue Snider writes songs about love, heartbreak, whiskey, and dragons. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has opened for Tom Maxwell (Squirrel Nut Zippers), Tropic of Pisces (members of Rubblebucket and Oberhofer), Superhuman Happiness (Stuart Bogie - Antibalas, Arcade Fire), and Benjamin Scheuer (writer and star of, "The Lion," a musical). Rue has been making music in New York City since 2012 releasing one EP, "Losing Her", and one LP, "Alone Again Relax". His second LP, "Leaving To Returning," will be out this summer. He played 91 shows in 2014 in 30 states.
  10 J.R. Fisher and Woosley Band
    Columbus, OH, 3-piece indie rock. Woosley has been called Guided by Wilco. JR Fisher's influences are T-Rex, Iron Butterfly, Beefheart. First half of the set is Woosley's songs and the second half is Fisher's songs. They are touring in support of their new all-Ohio We Used to Drink Together Compilation Vol.#1 release, which was compiled and released by Woosley and Fisher (on Fisher's We Used to Drink Together label).
  11 The Morning Sea
     
    The Morning Sea
SUN 4/26
4 Barstool Tabernacle
  5-8:30 Open Mic
  9 The Met
The Met is a three piece rock n' roll band from Brooklyn, New York. Dejected descendants of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, incongruent cousins of TheVelvet Underground, we play a brand of music that is seldom heard in the night clubs or on the airwaves. It's like a conversation, jazz with a backbeat, a trip through the ancestral picture gallery of your dreams. We don't really know of a scene that we'd like to be a part of, or what clothes we'd like to wear. We're too distracted by one manic obsession. Even today, after all the genres that have cruised up the Infobahn, we are still willing to cling to what we know to be true: Rock n' Roll. It feels good? Do it. It might sound a bit naive. Well, that's electric music for you, you're flying without a license. Over the edge, on the verge, love us or hate us - this is our music.
  10 Quinn DeVeaux
    solo folk soul guitar and vocals
  11 Lesser
Ally Lesser will be singing original music with guitarist Andrew Bailie
     
MON 4/27
8 Hélène Renaut
    'Imagine Syd Barrett and Françoise Hardy having a musical baby' - West Coast Folk's best kept secret, Hélène Renaut's French psych-folk explores that improbable territory where Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, and 60s girl groups would be having a party while Brahms is conducting a quartet in the other room. She's been honing her skills in her adoptive California for over a decade now, developing the artistic kinships that are showcased in her numerous live performances, carefully crafted studio works and various video collaborations. A 2011 vinyl release, recorded by Jason Quever (Papercut) was followed by touring on the West Coast, France and Spain. Her last EP, 'Tiny Specks of Delight' was released following a move to Los Angeles in 2012, where the long awaited next album is being recorded.
  9 Home For Wayward Drummers
    Dave Hollier, frontman and songwriter for the Brooklyn/now Los Angeles based band Home for Wayward Drummers, will play a solo set. Hollier's songs each find their place to sit comfortably along the long, wide spectrum of American music, somewhere between George Jones and the Flaming Lips, The Pixies and The Cars.
  10 Austin Manuel
  11 Jess Paige
     
TUE 4/28 7 Black Sea Hotel
    At once lyrical and ethereal, dissonant and driving, Black Sea Hotel’s three distinct yet unified voices create a harmonic blend that is often called otherworldly, haunting, even spellbinding. Affectionately dubbed the “punk rock version of Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares,” the New York-based trio draws its inspiration from the rich traditions of Balkan folk song, generating their own unique, gutsy sound. The sometimes strident, sometimes unearthly textures and overtones characteristic of Black Sea Hotel’s sound evoke ancient yet potent stories which still resonate today.
  8 Moon Shiner
    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.
  9 Firestone Success Academy
  10 Ghost Stations
Brooklyn goth-punk band inspired by sacred texts, particularly the Hebrew Bible.
  11 Lean
Divinely inspired riff worship. Doom and mysticism.
     
WED 4/29 7:30 Quizz-Off
  10 The Welcome Wagon
    The Welcome Wagon is a married couple, the Reverend Thomas Vito Aiuto and his wife Monique, who execute a genre of gospel music that is refreshingly plain. Their hymns are modest and melodic takes on a vast history of sacred song traditions, delivered with the simple desire to know their Maker—and to know each other—more intimately.
  11 Lowland Hum
    Daniel and Lauren Goans began performing as Lowland Hum not long after they married in 2012. Their show makes use of their combined voices, a guitar, a drum, lyric books, and two custom-made stomp box drums.
     
THU 4/30 8 Ryan Martin
Grown in the Northern side of California, a suburbanite found a love for melodies. To be misunderstood is a cop out and to be brave is a revelation. So I moved East and found a home in New York City. With the welcoming of new friends and support of humble minds I was able to make a record entitled "For All The Beautiful Losers." Since then I've been performing with familiar friends of this album.
  9 Rachel Epp
Nostalgic folk rock.
  10 Tim Haufe
Tim Haufe is a songwriter and musician who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY. His music is beautiful, dynamic, volatile, desperate, and full of hope. His sixth self-produced album, A Whim and Some Faith (August, 2014), has received critical acclaim. Although Haufe often performs as a solo act, composer Dave Hassell will join him on upright bass for a truly vivid and exciting performance, recalling the full band arrangements present throughout Haufe's studio work. Tim Haufe currently lives in New York, where he is striving to establish for his music the grand reputation that it deserves.
  11 Julie Hanse
    Indie songstress Julie Hanse will make you feel what is inside of her mind through her intimately sculpted images and immersive melodies. With a childhood in the Western suburbs of Paris, France and a current residency in New York City, she extracts lyrical elements from both cultures to create a blend of classic French song and rooted Greenwich Village folk. The Franco-American’s compositions play off of the concept of a mix of English and French, which she calls “Franglish.”
     
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