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Rubber Soul 50 at The Way Station
Dec 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Hard to believe, but 50 years have passed since the release of The Beatles timeless album, Rubber Soul. And to mark the occasion, The Way Station will present Rubber Soul 50 on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8pm. Three Brooklyn-based bands will take the stage and perform this beloved album in its entirety, re-interpreting one of The Beatles’ greatest recordings. It’s hard to imagine the world without songs like “Norwegian Wood,” “Michelle” and “In My Life.“ Sophisticated hooks and themes were reveled on such songs as the Byrds-influenced “If I Needed Someone,” George Harrison’s mod anthem “Think For Yourself,” and the only song that has just enough cowbell, “Drive My Car.” All classics. Gone were the teen romance records, replaced by love songs with newly explored depth, like “You Won’t See Me,“ “The Word, “ and “I’m Looking Through You.” And there was more bitterness than bubble gum on this album, demonstrated by “Wait” and “Run for Your Life.” Don’t miss Rubber Soul 50, at The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY on December 5th at 8pm.
Scheduled to perform are:
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Fleet Foxes, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Avett Brothers
The dulcet harmonies of Sun Thief have been lauded by many a listener from the far reaches of Crown Heights to the stony rows of Park Slope. Formed in the Spring of 2014, Sun Thief consists of Nathaniel Riehl (vox/guitars), Patrick Cochrane (vox/guitars), and John Matson (vox/drums). All members contribute to the band’s catalogue of original music, which can be described as folky, sometimes ethereal, and always introspective. The band plans to release their first EP in the coming months.
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. The lineup includes Ben Clark on guitar/vocal, Nick Rapley on drums, Kristine Kruta on cello, Joe Young on guitar and mandolin and Kate Steinberg as featured vocalist.
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, who’s 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