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Surf Night @ The Way Station

Nov 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - Nov 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am

| free
TarantinosNYC at Cha Chas


Three great surf bands, drink specials, surf videos and leis.
Wear a Hawaiian shirt and drink happy hour prices all night.

8pm- Strange But Surf
Genre: Surf
For fans of: Commercial Interuption, The Tarrantino NYC, Dick Dale, 9th Wave, Beach Boys

Strange But Surf has been an established surf-rock band on Long Island since 2003. They play at venues across New York and Long Island. They have released 2 albums, “Making Treble” and “Swimming in Reverb”, and appear on the surf compilation CD “Off the Deep End” by Deep Eddy Records. Calling on influences from Metal to the British Invasion and from Punk to the Blues with a a dash of good old Rock & Roll, these talented musicians combine their talents to produce their own genre of music that can only be called “Strange BUt Surf”

“ Surf can be a strange genre at times. It can both exist independently and be connected to Tiki culture. Despite the name “surf,” a surf song can have little or nothing to do with surfing (something that will be made very obvious over the course of the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari). What makes surf music “surf” is its distinct “wet” sound. Said sound is made by the spring reverberator in amplifiers for electric guitars, which can sound like waves. Hence the title of Strange But Surf’s second album, Swimming in Reverb. Interestingly enough, the CD’s cover shows the band in front of a Tiki bar called Otto’s Shrunken Head. This is the essence of Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: the mixture of Tiki, surf music and horror. According to their Facebook page, Strange But Surf came into existence in 2003. That page also has a great quote from the band themselves: “More than just Surf, we combine Blues, Oldies, Rockabilly and more into our own genre of music, known as Strange But Surf.” Their online radio station also lists “Spy, Space, Horror, Tiki, and Lounge” as sources of inspiration. Although Swimming in Reverb is largely a surf album, some of these influences are present.” – See more at: http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/2010/06/freaky-tiki-surf-ari-strange-but-surf/#sthash.CRL5gMKf.dpuf


9pm- TarantinosNYC

Genre: Surf, Soul, Spy, Spaghetti Western instrumentals
For fans of: Dick Dale, Link Wray, Ennio Morricone, The Ventures, Booker T & the MG’s

The TarantinosNYC specialize in 60’s-70’s Surf, Soul, Spy and Spaghetti Western instrumentals, featuring the great soundtrack material in Quentin Tarantino movies, and also originals in the style of classic movie and TV themes. See the song list on their web site, and you’ll get an idea of what these styles have in common – reverb, twang, cool… retro juvie kicks…! The TarantinosNYC started in 2005, and have played such events/venues as: the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, Rockwood Music Hall, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Southpaw, Brooklyn Bowl, Rodeo Bar, Otto’s Shrunken Head, Long Island City Boathouse (benefit event), NYC Horror Film Festival, Wrath of Cannes Film Festival, Delancey, Cha Cha’s of Coney Island, Coney Island Boardwark, Met’s Cruise, Don Hill’s, Bowery Electric…and many more. They were also guests on the Joey Reynolds radio show on WOR-AM and were filmed for Tripwave TV.

Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat, Saturday, October 5, 2013
More than a novelty band, the TarantinosNYC is a cleverly-conceived music event – a soundtrack to a night at the movies without sorting through the film’s plot intrigues.

New York Music Daily, New York Surf City by delarue, 8/8/2012
By half past eleven, the TarantinosNYC had taken the stage. They have the kind of chemistry that comes from constant gigging and the kind of diverse, cinematic sound their name implies. And they don’t just do songs from Tarantino movies: this particular show featured a lot of unpredictable, anthemic originals, a digression into Link Wray … and finally a majestically lurid version of … You Only Live Twice.


10pm- The Ninth Wave
Genre: hot rod surf
For fans of: surf/garage/60s/instrumental/guitar/rockabilly/rock

9th Wave has been performing since 1995, from the northeast (NYC, Boston) as far south as Savannah GA. Regulars at nearly every Sleazefest & Instro Summit (music festivals in NC), and Ohana Luau at the Lake (upstate NY), 9th Wave, from Storrs CT, plays an diverse combination of surf, exotica & hot rod music at regional music and tiki festivals, hot rod/motorcycle/custom car shows, cultural institutions, clubs, and more. With their unique and signature style, 9th Wave has recorded six full-length CDs of original music. The 9th Wave sound is made up of Mike “Staccato” Rosado on lead surf guitar, Negative Ed on bass, Phred Rawles on drums, and Sandy Rosado on Farfisa organ, rhythm guitar, flute, and saxophone. 9th Wave and the Rosados are also champions of East Coast Surf Music, and are the founders and directors of The North East Surf Music Alliance, the largest network of surf bands in the world.


About The Way Station
The Way Station bar and music venue features a range of musical styles including Americana, Folk, N’awlins jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Indie Rock, Latin, Country, Bluegrass, Alt-Indian and more. Serving up live music six nights a week with 3-4 bands a night, this averages out to 100 local, national and international acts per month. *Proprietor Andy Heidel doesn’t believe in a cover charge, this mini music venue passes the hat to support the musicians so you can experience the music risk free. All shows are $5 suggested donation. Enjoy a craft beer or original specialty cocktail while checking out the future of music.

The Way Station is also a Brooklyn Community Headquarters giving voice to our neighbors through programming such as: Astronomy on Tap, Art Talks Brooklyn, Satellite Magazine: Let’s Talk About Cities and our Local Filmmakers Screening Series.

Also referred to as “The Doctor Who Bar” because of its life-sized replica of the iconic blue police box and its whovian themed cocktail menu, The Way Station is a nerd mecca. Our Sundays are dedicated to nerd culture and feature screenings of sci fi and fantasy movies, Doctor Who episodes while in season, Geeky bands and Nerdeoke.

4pm-2am Monday-Thursday
4pm-4am Friday
3pm-4am Saturday
3pm-2am Sunday

$4 Draft Beer $4 Well Drinks and $1 off everything else
Available for private events, rentals, film shoots, and special occasions
Contact: andy.heidel@gmail.com


Nov 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Nov 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am


Gail Heidel