Monday, October 14th, 8:00pm
Our weekly live trivia is free to join and fun to play! Our experienced hosts put together a game that's accessible and challenging for everyone from amateur quizzers to game show champions. Come on down and join the fun!
Tuesday, October 15th, 7:30pm
live music: Andrej Jusufbegovic & Kate Gratson
Andrej is a guitarist and composer, originally from Croatia and now based in New York City. While he started his musical journey with punk rock, it eventually lead him to jazz and improvised music, among other things. He is happily exploring different musical communities in New York while working on his first album. Kate and Andrej will play a night of guitar and vocal duo of mostly jazz standards.
Born in Brooklyn and classically trained as a singer and cellist, Kate has dedicated the last few years to developing a sound and story all her own for her upcoming project, The Girl You Knew. Since the release of her debut EP, Coins, back in 2013, she has gone on to find inspiration in the modern works of artists like Laura Mvula, James Blake, and Snoh Aalegra and their ability to weave production elements of electronic, jazz, classical, and r&b. Kate’s upcoming project, The Girl You Knew, was a unique stop on her ever-expanding musical journey, especially when it came to developing as a producer. Once the foundations were laid, she sought outside collaborators that were instrumental to her vision, while highlighting her most personal asset: her voice.
Wednesday, October 16th, 1:00pm
Kids Sing-A-Long with Frank of Rolie Polie Guacamole
Frank Gallo has been playing kindie music in NYC and beyond for over a decade. In that time he's recorded 8 albums for families mostly with his band Rolie Polie Guacamole, but recently he started a super group Like Father Like Son with his dad Lou Gallo and grammy winning kids producer Dean Jones.
When not touring Frank host weekly singalongs. The shows are highly interactive as he draws from his 8 albums plus plays cover songs that the whole family can enjoy.
Thursday, October 17th, 8:00pm
7th Boro was formed in 2015 by Guitarist Mark Caserta and Singer/Guitarist Joy Jones. They met at Freddy's Bar at which Mark was playing guitar for a live karaoke band. Joy wanted to sing Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey. The rest is history.
The name 7th Boro refers to the distance that Joy and Mark live from one another. Mark, a resident of Brooklyn for 25 years and Joy, originally from Houston but now residing in the Bronx, feel like they are so far away from one another that they are 7 boroughs away.
Joy is a professionally trained opera singer with Bachelor of Music from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Music from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Mile Long Opera and is a regular performer with Opera on Tap. Mark has more than 20 years of experience in the NYC music scene as a guitar and bass player. Together, they write and play folk/soul originals and new takes on covers, some with original backing tracks played through vintage Panasonic Ghetto Blaster.
Watch for 7th Boro in Brooklyn and Manhattan and keep an eye on their YouTube page for outdoor performances throughout the city. 7th Boro Plays the 5 Boros. https://weare7thboro.com
Friday, October 18th, 4:00pm
Taylor Watson & Friends
Taylor Watson captivates listeners with his vibrant guitar sounds and warm audience rapport. Featuring styles as diverse as Cuban jazz and bluegrass, Taylor’s music provides a relaxing instrumental soundtrack to any New York evening.
Tuesday, October 22nd,
Hailed as The Deli Magazine’s Artist of the Month and one of NYLON Magazine’s “favorite cool girls”, Brooklyn-based artist beccs has a “one-of-a-kind” voice that HuffPo said “screams originality”. Fusing elements of alternative, soul and folk, beccs explores the power and expanse of femininity with a voice that is as dynamic as it is vulnerable.
beccs’ songwriting has been awarded by the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the International Songwriting Competition, Coffee Music Project, and a national social justice contest for her single “Scared Of Me”: a song that credits women who are inherent soldiers. beccs' video for her award-winning single "Therapy", "a stellar visualization of battling one’s inner demons", premiered on the front page of NYLON. You can follow her on Instagram at Beccs.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 7:30pm
Poetry Reading with Marine Cornuet & Julia Knobloch
Marine Cornuet is a member of the poetry collective Sweet Action, and translates poems into French for the magazine Catastrophes. She works at a not-for-profit gallery in Brooklyn. Her first chapbook, Keeping the Chaff and the Wheat, came out last year with Unsolicited Press.
Julia Knobloch was born and raised in Germany and has lived in France, Portugal, and Argentina. She is a former documentary filmmaker, a member of the Sweet Action poetry collective, and the recipient of a 2017 Brooklyn Poets Fellowship. She currently resides in Brooklyn. Her debut collection Do Not Return was published in July 2019 with Broadstone Books.
Thursday, October 24th, 7:30pm
Created in 2016, Brooklyn Caravan is an acoustic group performing music inspired by Gypsy Jazz and Hot Jazz of the 1920's - 40's. Drawing from the spirit of legendary artists such as Django Reinhardt, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Edith Piaf, Gershwin, Berlin and others, the repertoire of this group is as diverse as Brooklyn itself. www.brooklyncaravan.com
Tuesday, October 29th, 8:00pm
Chris Q. Murphy & the Coolest Ranch
A veteran of the Brooklyn folk, rock, and singer/songwriter scenes, Chris Q. Murphy has very little interest or regard for genre - rather is interested in singing songs and telling stories that you either swear or wish you'd heard before. Equal parts John Prine, John Darnielle, and Jonathan Richman, he and his band - currently flying under the flag of "the Coolest Ranch" - weave together a warm, yet itchy, tapestry of original songs and completely original takes on whatever tickles their collective fancy. Martin St. Denon, Takoma Park Reckoner says, "Chris Q. Murphy writes and sings cosmic American music about urban sprawl, suburban blight, and the victors and victims therein - yet somehow manages to be quite funny and inviting while doing so."
Wednesday, October 30th, 8:00pm
Elana Brody is a creative singer-songwriter described as an "Ella Fitzgerald meets Jeff Buckley" with a little Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell thrown in. Elana’s artistry is unique and heartfelt, creative and wild, and in performances, she is something of a maverick in her freedom to craft songs for her audience on the spot. Her voice has the ability to cut straight to the heart of people, ranging from powerful soul to soaring “angelic” heights, and she spends the other half of her musical life leading communal prayers for healing and praise.