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The Way Station Presents: 4th Annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza

Feb 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - Feb 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

| Free

With Music By: A Flying Dodo Society, The Nevermind Orchestra, & Gloria Isaiah
Plus A Second Line Down Washington Avenue and Abita Beer Specials
TUESDAY, February 17, 2015, 8PM-12AM
$5 suggested donation per set

“Andy Heidel’s place is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen.” *
– Chuck Yarborough, Music Critic, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Village Voice Readers Choice Award 2014 – Best Cocktail Bar

“Petite pad for a truly intimate musical experience.” -Yelp.com

Join The Way Station for our 4th Annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza complete with red-hot bands, beads, and our Get Phat Tuesday Abita Beer specials on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 8PM-12AM. At 9:30PM, we invite you to shake your ass in a Second Line down Washington Avenue before the Lenten season begins. The evening includes music by A Flying Dodo Society, The Nevermind Orchestra, & Gloria Isaiah, three bands that will be sure to get those cold winter feet dancing. There’s never a cover at The Way Station, but we do have a $5 suggested donation per set.

The Mardi Gras Extravaganza jumps off at 8PM with jungle-pop anti-folk crooners A Flying Dodo Society, a husband-wife-and-friend Brooklyn-based music project. With members from Argentina, Puerto Rico and the United States, they perform playful melodic songs about love, nature, cannibalism and absurdity. Expect an interactive musical experience complete with sing alongs, bubbles and sparklers. From 9-11PM, nine piece Grunge Brass Band The Nevermind Orchestra will play two sets of New Orleans-style brass, reinterpreting the Nirvana catalog. They will begin their set indoors and then take it outside for a Second Line down Washington Avenue at 9:30PM. Revelers will bob their shaggy manes to power chords and rock beats, fused with traditional second line grooves resulting in bold brass chorale arrangements. David Colon from Brokelyn sums up their set perfectly, “If you have ‘mosh while someone plays a tuba’ on your bucket list, this is the place to be.” The dance party continues with Gloria Isaiah hitting the stage at 11PM, mixing her own blend of hot Latin, R&B, and rock fusion, intended for both the body and soul, into the evening’s musical gumbo. With three taps dedicated to our Get Phat Tuesday Abita Beer specials, there will be plenty of authentic beverages to cool you down as this evening heats up.

For more information about our 4th Annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza please visit our website at waystationbk.com or email bookingtws@gmail.com.

*For more information about The Way Station contact the owner at andy.heidel@gmail.com.

The Line-up
8pm- A Flying Dodo Society
Genre: jungle-pop, anti-folk, crooner, musical theater
For fans of: Belle & Sebastian, Cole Porter, Daniel Johnston, The Muppets, Pavement, Billie Holiday, Alan Menken, Gene Austin, The Beach Boys
“If you like your breakfast cereal with dry leaves and powdered skulls, this is the music for you. The songs are deceptively sweet and crunchy, but there is plenty of marrow in every bite.” Club de Folk, Rosario, Argentina


9pm- The Nevermind Orchestra
9:30pm- Second Line down Washington Avenue
Genre: Brass Band & Grunge
For fans of: Nirvana, Bonerama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band
“There’s no shortage of Nirvana cover bands floating around but none are quite like the Nevermind Orchestra. Come as you are, and see what happens when Seattle grunge meets the New Orleans brass-band tradition.” — Derek Schwartz, Time Out New York

11pm- Gloria Isaiah
Genre: Latin, RB, World Music
For fans of: Santana, Enrique Iglesias, Fania, Bruno Mars, Fela Kuti


Feb 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Feb 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am
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Andy Heidel