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Lou Reed Birthday Tribute @ The Way Station
Mar 5, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - Mar 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am| free
Lou Reed was a seminal force. A proto-punk proselytizer. An icon and an iconoclast. And on Wednesday, March 5th at 8pm, The Way Station will celebrate his life and music with our Lou Reed Birthday Tribute. Come down and hear seven bands re-imagine the music of Lou Reed as we pay tribute to a truly innovative New York artist.
8pm- Michael Pennacchio
Genre: Singer/Songwriter For fans of: Elliot Smith, Lou Reed, Amos Lee, Bryan Adams
Michael Pennacchio is a Singer/Songwriter based out of Brooklyn, New York. Michael captures his audience with a unique brand of story-telling and memorable melodies that will stay with you well after the show is over. The music breaks genre barriers yet has an aesthetic of artists such as Elliot Smith and Lou Reed. His new 5 Song EP “Better In The Morning,” will be available for sale.
9pm- Drum the Jaguar
Genre: Indie Pop
For fans of: The Fountains of Wayne, Weezer, The Replacements, and The Beatles
Named after a 3 year-olds stuffed animal, Drum the Jaguar is currently performing as a duo with Jeff Coyle on vocals/guitar and David Gaynes, on drums. The band tells stories of redemption and sings dysthymic love songs which are underlined by sweet and uncomplicated melodies. The band is heavily influenced by the heroes of indie music, classic rock and new wave. In 2010, Drum the Jaguar recorded their album, “Beauty” which is available on CD.
9:30pm- Prewar Yardsale
For fans of: Jeff Lewis, The Johns, Kung Fu Crimewave
Prewar Yardsale is lofi New York City Antifolk. Beat up acoustic guitars, buckets, tin cans, broken casios and distortion pedals provide the sonic drop for the lyrics cribbed for songs of breaking up, partying, sickness, disease, and your record collection. They have a new Major Matt produced EP up on bandcamp that captures the band during some raw sessions ant Emandee and Olivejuice studios.
10pm- Perp Walk
Genre: Rock/Power Pop
For fans of: Placebo, Rush, L7
After talking a lot about their favorite music over the years, NY1 News Reporter and drummer Roger Clark and co-worker/bass player Bunny got together at a Greenpoint Rehearsal Studio in the summer of 2012 and decided to jam. They had a real blast, which turned into the hard rocking, comedic duo Perp Walk. Their original songs are based on crazy incidents, offbeat people, and animals encountered on their permanent tour of the world.
10:30pm- Even Twice
For Fans of: MC-5, Can, The Who
Even Twice, Brooklyn’s premiere Prog/Punk duo have been on the NYC music scene since 2011. Combining elements of hard rock/psychedelic and prog rock with a punk energy, Even Twice have also made inroads in Manhattan, Boston, and will be touring this summer promoting their upcoming CD.
Pat O’Shea (Drums and voc) and Bob Hait (bass and voc), get their sound from their very differents backrounds; Pat has played drums and guitar with numerous Boston/New York bands over the last two decades, and
Bob, who hails from Estonia, has played with a number of bands in all different genres both in NYC and abroad.
“That’s a lot of sound for just two instruments”- Roger Clark from NY1 (also, drummer for the band “Perp Walk”)
11pm- All Night Chemists
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