Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Feb
26
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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Knotty G's
Mar
2
9:30 PM21:30

Knotty G's

Chuck Knott and "Jill with a G" form the funky and fun-loving folk duo known as The Knotty G's. Formed in Asheville, NC, they travel the country serving up soul in a hearty original recipe of pan-seared-boot-stomping-upbeat tunes, slow-cooked-captivating ballads, and even a few beaten-battered-deep-fried covers. Nothing short of a stir fry of fun, these characters can certainly satiate even the biggest of musical appetites.

Food till 9:30pm | Music 10pm | 21& up

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Mar
5
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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Bended Light
Mar
8
9:30 PM21:30

Bended Light

A dynamic Psychedelic Blues Rock 3 piece band from Norfolk, VA. Coming together in the late Summer of 2013, instantly started writing material and shape shifting to begin gigging out in April of 2014. Since then the band has played all across Hampton Roads, Richmond, Charlotesville, Blacksburg, and a city near you soon. They released their Debut Album "Bend A Little" May 22, 2015 which you can find on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud and other music outlets. Playing mainly original music their style comes from the roots of their influences like The Talking Heads, Phish, The Meters, Gov't Mule, and many more. 

Food till 9:30 | Music 10pm | 21&up

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STIG
Mar
9
9:30 PM21:30

STIG

STIG is an all-original funk band based out of the great city of Boston, MA. The band was formed in October of 2014 by Ryan and Thommy who grew up playing together in Arizona. With bassist Artie, guitarist Riley, and drummer Jack, we play super funky tunes that'll make want to get up and dance and keep your ear entertained as well.

 

Food till 9:30pm | Music 10pm | 21& Up

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Mar
12
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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Future Sound
Mar
15
9:30 PM21:30

Future Sound

Future Sound is a monthly event that presents a wide variety of regional electronic music talent in a chill social environment. Each month is a little bit different, with fresh new guest DJs and live acts rotating in to mix things up.

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

Future Sound takes place on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Cafe Nola, 4 E Patrick St. in Frederick, MD.

Music starts at 9:30 pm You *must* be 21+ with proper ID.

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DJ Babylon
Mar
17
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Babylon

DJ Babylon started his career spinning reggae in Downtown Frederick six years ago. After a brief hiatus, he's returned with a new formula. Babylon will be mixing modern Dancehall Reggae with current club tracks to create Babylon 2.0. Featuring a early premiere of up and coming Frederick native R&B artist J.Rose. Doors open at 9pm dont be late and sleep on this local gem.

Dj Babylon's New Mixtape "wheel back" https://www.mixcloud.com/jon-mathews/dj-babylon-wheel-back-reggae-mix-one-track/. STREAM FREE

#babylonsoundsystem #Djbabylon207 #cafenola #frederickmd

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Mar
19
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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Jack Funk
Mar
23
9:30 PM21:30

Jack Funk

Jack Funkis a musical family of monkeys that hoot, stomp, and clap, seeking to decipher the modern world in phrases that translate fluidly for clean and dirty ears. Together they do the bidding of an entity operating as Jack Funk.

This grunge funk 4-piece from Frederick, Maryland takes a sharp rock approach to progressive funk music. By sonically creating a fictional world hauntingly similar to the one we all share, Jack Funk blends gritty, surrealist-style songwriting with funky instrumentation and improv. Raspy, soulful vocals, thought-provoking lyrics, melodic guitar leads, deep and dancy pockets, and primal, Bonham-esque drumming give Jack Funk a sound that gets people moving and thinking.

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Joy On Fire (Jazz-Rock Fusionists)
Mar
24
9:30 PM21:30

Joy On Fire (Jazz-Rock Fusionists)

Bass, drums and sax are a trio. JOY ON FIRE, however, is a triomassive — an insurgent kaleidoscope of sound greater than many multiples of its parts. Referencing the most daring jazz-rock fusionists in modern history, the band performs a blistering spectrum of instrumentals best described as “fuzz-jazz” or “Zeppelin-meets-Coltrane.”

JOY ON FIRE (JoF) originally formed in 2009 in Baltimore, MD, under the name SuperSharpShooter and, as such, became a force in Charm City’s roiling avant-garde music scene. (The name change was encouraged by John Zorn and JoF manager Corinna Makris — it’s a long story for another day.)

Now based in Greensboro, NC, JoF travels the East Coast melting faces with its adventurous self-titled debut CD, which — akin to some of the more groundbreaking albums of the 60s and 70s like Yes’s Relayer — features three big songs: “The Complete Book of Bonsai,” “The Marriage of Hell and Heaven” and “If 3 Was 8” (the title a tribute to Jimi Hendrix’s “If 6 Was 9”).

Core members Anna Meadors (saxes) and John Paul Carillo (bass/guitar) remain, augmented by drummer/percussionist Chris Olsen.

Anna plays alto, soprano and, her current favorite, baritone sax, at times switching horns mid-song, changing textures to fit the morphing moods of JOY ON FIRE’s often multi-themed, multi-movement compositions. She’s a passionate soloist on all three instruments — and the baritone, much like Dana Colley’s sax in Morphine, is a real riff machine, a tugboat of a horn that can push the rest of the group’s big sound around and around and around.

John switches from bass to guitar and, when he does play bass, he plays in a guitar style, with lots of chords and single-note riffs hooked between. Adding wah-wah, distortion, delay and other effects, John’s bass covers the additional ground of rhythm guitar and keyboards, launching UFOs into the sky while digging deeply into the dark soil of the groove.

Chris’s drumming swings from rock to jazz to somewhere completely distant from the two, and adds a savory element of organic abandon informed by his immersion in NY’s avant-jazz world. He adds percussion to the recipe in the form of various frame drums, silkscreen and many found, homemade and modified instruments.

Never comfortable at rest, JOY ON FIRE is preparing its follow-up album, tentatively called On Fire, featuring “Le Phant,” “The Spider’s House” (from Paul Bowles’s novel of the same name), “Double Dub,” “Hey, Hey” and “The Complete Book of Bonsai, Part Two” (paradox intended!).

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Mar
26
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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DJ Babylon
Feb
24
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Babylon

DJ Babylon started his career spinning reggae in Downtown Frederick six years ago. After a brief hiatus, he's returned with a new formula. Babylon will be mixing modern Dancehall Reggae with current club tracks to create Babylon 2.0. Featuring a early premiere of up and coming Frederick native R&B artist J.Rose. Doors open at 9pm dont be late and sleep on this local gem.

Dj Babylon's New Mixtape "wheel back" https://www.mixcloud.com/jon-mathews/dj-babylon-wheel-back-reggae-mix-one-track/. STREAM FREE

#babylonsoundsystem #Djbabylon207 #cafenola #frederickmd

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up

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DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Feb
23
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

Immersed in the hip hop subculture of the 1980s, AJ Naylor a.k.a. DJ
TwoTeks taught himself how to cut and scratch on Technics 1200s by
mimicking the sounds of DJ Jazzy Jeff, Eric B, and Jam Master Jay.
From there, he studied VHS tapes by the Invisible Scratch Pickles, DJ
Qbert, and DMC World DJ Championships competitions to refine his beat
juggling skills.

In the 1990s, he was featured on rap albums of local artists in
Frederick, MD, and released a series of mixtapes. In 2002, DJ TwoTeks
attended class at Scratch DJ Academy in New York City, NY and further
honed his skillset by studying under DJ I.Emerge, DJ Evil Dee, Rob
Swift, Mista Sinista, and Neil Armstrong. He started out as a battle
DJ, and has been scratching and beat juggling for the majority of his
career.

DJ TwoTeks does limit himself to any particular genre of sub-genre of
music, which is evident his sets and digital music collection. He has
DJ'd at venues in San Diego, CA; Washington, DC; Frederick and
Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; and New York City, NY alongside DJ Craze,
DJ Qbert, Biz Markie and Sharkey. Currently, he is the resident DJ of
a monthly party held in downtown Frederick.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Feb
19
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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Bested / Jim Shorts / Flooded
Feb
17
9:30 PM21:30

Bested / Jim Shorts / Flooded

Bested is a grunge pop band based out of Baltimore; with fuzzed out guitars, big drums and catchy melodies you'll have these songs stuck in your head for days.

Jim Shorts is an lo-fi indie band from Chattanooga. now based out of Frederick/Baltimore. Power pop riffs paired with  guitar leads make this new line-up a must-see.

Flooded is a doom garage rock band from Pennsylvania with seriously heavy riffs and shredding that leave your face a little on the melty side. 

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MH the Verb + ArtHouse95 (East Coast – Live Electro-Soul Fusion Band)
Feb
16
9:30 PM21:30

MH the Verb + ArtHouse95 (East Coast – Live Electro-Soul Fusion Band)

MH the Verb + ArtHouse95 

www.MHtheVerb.com 
(East Coast – Live Electro-Soul Fusion Band)

MH the Verb + ArtHouse95 is a unique fusion of progressive jazz, electronic funk, and classic hip hop curated by DJ/Producer, MH the Verb. The band and DJ maneuver through multiple formats, keeping the creativity flowing with live mash-ups, genre blending covers, spontaneous jam sessions, and entrancing beats.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/mhtheverbmusic

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Future Sound
Feb
15
9:30 PM21:30

Future Sound

Future Sound is a monthly event that presents a wide variety of regional electronic music talent in a chill social environment. Each month is a little bit different, with fresh new guest DJs and live acts rotating in to mix things up.

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

Future Sound takes place on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Cafe Nola, 4 E Patrick St. in Frederick, MD.

Music starts at 9:30 pm You *must* be 21+ with proper ID.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Feb
12
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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DJ Babylon
Feb
10
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Babylon

DJ Babylon started his career spinning reggae in Downtown Frederick six years ago. After a brief hiatus, he's returned with a new formula. Babylon will be mixing modern Dancehall Reggae with current club tracks to create Babylon 2.0. Featuring a early premiere of up and coming Frederick native R&B artist J.Rose. Doors open at 9pm dont be late and sleep on this local gem.

Dj Babylon's New Mixtape "wheel back" https://www.mixcloud.com/jon-mathews/dj-babylon-wheel-back-reggae-mix-one-track/. STREAM FREE

#babylonsoundsystem #Djbabylon207 #cafenola #frederickmd

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up

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Community Center (Chamber Rock from Bmore)
Feb
9
9:30 PM21:30

Community Center (Chamber Rock from Bmore)

Community Center is a chamber rock band from Baltimore, MD. With storytelling songwriting and a bombastic live show, the band maintains a constant show schedule while regularly taking on odd projects such as leading parades and composing theatrical scores.

Community Center's live show has been winning over diverse audiences with storytelling songwriting and a live set that features saxophone, accordion, cello, clarinet, violin, and highly-arranged vocals. They have performed at large music festivals and two singles from their most recent album have been in rotation on many national radio stations.

Community Center's live show has been winning over diverse audiences with storytelling songwriting and a live set that features saxophone, accordion, cello, clarinet, violin, and highly-arranged vocals. We have performed at large music festivals and two singles from our most recent album have been in rotation on many national radio stations.

“Community Center is a wild show. They perform energetic, soul-filled romp-jams with impressive instrumental chops." - Human Being Productions

"There is something for any music fan to fall in love with...They'd convey the same energy whether performing for a handful of people or a sold out stadium...Be sure to wear your dancing shoes!" - Switchbitch Noise

“Community Center's music is a striking display of talent and chemistry, soothing and anthemic. This dichotomy creates an experience that I find myself wanting to repeat on an infinite loop.” - Too Good For Radio

 “Community Center boasts a cast of multi-instrumentalists who don't shy from tag team vocal work and sound as if they are making music simply for the pleasure of it.” - Those Who Dig

Food till 9:30pm | Music 10pm | $5 Cover | 21 & Up

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Jared Mancuso & The Very Pleasant People
Feb
8
9:30 PM21:30

Jared Mancuso & The Very Pleasant People

Jared Mancuso's brand of rock n' roll is a combination of influences that vary in style but complement each other remarkably well. He has crafted his sound by taking subtle cues from the surf rock vibes and musical intricacies of The Beach Boys, the mid-century simplicity of Buddy Holly, with more sonically present influences derived from some of his modern musical role models: the catchy, easily hummable riffs of Weezer, the bluesy grittiness of Jack White, and the punchiness of The Black Keys. All of this crafts an original sound with welcome familiarity. Indie Band Guru wrote that, “the melting pot of sounds has set the standard for the fun that rock n’ roll can be again.” (damn!)

Originally hailing from New Hope, PA, Mancuso created and performed with a handful of groups that covered a myriad of styles, ranging from jam rock to funk to pop to garage rock. The most notable of these groups was The Jared Project, formed in 2013 with homonymous singing and songwriting partner Jared Bardugone. They released the first of two full length albums, The Battle Between Love and Fear, in the same year Mancuso released his first solo album A Very Pleasant Person. 

Post-TJP, Mancuso honed in on his personal sound to entirely write, record and release on his own his sophomore album, Superdope, in the fall of 2016 to much acclaim; Jamsphere Magazine called it "a damn near perfect album, top to bottom,“ while Middle Tennessee Music proclaimed, “If this doesn’t make you love rock and roll again, something is seriously wrong with you.” (double damn!) 

Jared doesn’t just live on tape though. With his four piece live band, he has been rocking out the northeast from venues in NYC including The Bowery Electric and Mercury Lounge, to Philly's Bourbon & Branch, out to hometown shows frequenting Maxwell's on Main in Doylestown, PA and the iconic John & Peter's in New Hope, PA. Additionally, he currently helms the mid-century rock icon tribute group Not Fade Away: The Ultimate Buddy Holly Experience in which he performs the greatest hits of the artists that inspired his own style. 

For more info, new music, photos, videos, and upcoming shows, and more visit www.JaredMancusoMusic.com and be sure to follow Jared on Bandsintown, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Spotify.

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Winter BBQ Pop-Up at Cafe Nola
Feb
7
4:00 PM16:00

Winter BBQ Pop-Up at Cafe Nola

Come warm your bones with some award winning BBQ. For one night only Cafe Nola will put our normal menu on hold to bring a little summertime into your frozen lives. We've got about 50 servings so get here fast and get here hungry. It will be a 3 course prefix menu with options in each course. $25 per guest. Limited supply, so when its gone, its gone for good.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Feb
5
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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Lord Nelson
Feb
2
9:30 PM21:30

Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson is two brothers, one greasy trombone, backbone bass, pocket drums, dirty south guitar and a hell of a lot of fun. They play rock and roll that is at once accessible and original.  Formed in 2012 by Kai and Bram Crowe-Getty, the band cut their teeth rehearsing in basements and barns. Lord Nelson brings the same sense of intimacy to house parties and outdoor pavilions alike. The raw energy that these five Virginia boys display each night has created a party that connects with a diverse audience. Their original compositions are varied and range from slow burning, harmony laced anthems to back beat pulsing floor stompers.  Lord Nelson’s music is anything but ironic — their lyrical roots grow from a sense of place and visceral life experiences. Their songs not only celebrate a time when hardworking rock and roll bands thrived throughout America, but also pay tribute to musical mentors, lost loved ones and rowdy nights on the town. This is an ambitious young group with a powerful live stage presence. There is a kinetic whirlwind when these guys hit the stage and it is certainly one that you want to be swept up in. Now a regionally touring act, Lord Nelson is a band on an upward trajectory with plans to play upward of 150 shows in the coming year. They released their excellent debut album "The County" in fall 2015 highlighted by a showcase appearance at the Lockn Festival in Virginia and are currently preparing their new album for early 2018 release

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Scott Siskind (Solo/Side Project of Baltimore band Vinny Vegas)
Feb
1
9:30 PM21:30

Scott Siskind (Solo/Side Project of Baltimore band Vinny Vegas)

This is a solo side project of Scott Siskind of Vinny Vegas out of Baltimore, Maryland USA.  His solo performance is an intimate set filled with solo originals and stripped down versions of Vinny Vegas songs. For fans of City and Colour, The Spill Canvas, and Jackson Browne.

His band, Vinny Vegas, is from Baltimore.  He recently recorded a solo acoustic project, aka an acoustic “demo” (his words) at Mobtown Studios.

Vinny Vegas’ music is smart. There are a lot of moving pieces, and nothing they write or perform is boring. Listening to Scott's finished record, it is not surprising to feel the same way about his solo material. The songs on Greener Hearts are distinctly different in style and vibe from a Vinny Vegas record, but that’s part of what makes it so good.

Scott came in to record an acoustic demo, and that’s exactly how it started. He tracked all three songs live, just Scott’s vocals and his guitar. No extensive editing, no vocal tuning… just the real deal performance. From a production standpoint, the potential of each song was begging for more. He dug out the drums, and Scott played them himself. He added electric guitar and upright piano (he’s an impressive piano player, though he would tell you differently) and sang his own harmonies. In another session Scott’s friend, Liz Haight, could come in and record violin. His friend Matt Flanders tracked electric bass.

Despite adding layers of instrumentation, the raw emotion of Scott’s live-tracked vocals and guitar still commands these songs.

You can stream or download all three songs from Scott’s Bandcamp page, or name your own price and Scott will donate 100% of the proceeds to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jan
29
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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Ginada Pinata
Jan
27
9:30 PM21:30

Ginada Pinata

Ginada Pinata taps the influences of jazz, funk, rock, fusion, trance and drum and bass, blending them to create an organic vibe that continually entertains and excites audiences at each and every show. Founded in Shepherdstown, WV in 1998 (and getting funkier all the time) Ginada has relentlessly pushed the musical envelope in search of new sounds and feels. The result is a stylistic collage which truly sets them apart in their genre. 2001 brought the release of “Talking to the Boss,” a recording which at once highlighted the musicianship of the group while serving as the musical template from which they have evolved into one of the area’s most formidable improvisational groups. Over the years Ginada Pinata has played many festivals and clubs including Opera House Live, Sunshine Daydream, 123 Pleasant St., The Barns of Wolftrap, The Velvet Lounge and countless other music venues in the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Their drive is to produce a live show which consistently redraws the boundaries of the traditional quartet – and they’re only getting started.

Food 9:30 | Music 10pm | Cover $3-5 | 21 & up

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DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Jan
26
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

Immersed in the hip hop subculture of the 1980s, AJ Naylor a.k.a. DJ
TwoTeks taught himself how to cut and scratch on Technics 1200s by
mimicking the sounds of DJ Jazzy Jeff, Eric B, and Jam Master Jay.
From there, he studied VHS tapes by the Invisible Scratch Pickles, DJ
Qbert, and DMC World DJ Championships competitions to refine his beat
juggling skills.

In the 1990s, he was featured on rap albums of local artists in
Frederick, MD, and released a series of mixtapes. In 2002, DJ TwoTeks
attended class at Scratch DJ Academy in New York City, NY and further
honed his skillset by studying under DJ I.Emerge, DJ Evil Dee, Rob
Swift, Mista Sinista, and Neil Armstrong. He started out as a battle
DJ, and has been scratching and beat juggling for the majority of his
career.

DJ TwoTeks does limit himself to any particular genre of sub-genre of
music, which is evident his sets and digital music collection. He has
DJ'd at venues in San Diego, CA; Washington, DC; Frederick and
Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; and New York City, NY alongside DJ Craze,
DJ Qbert, Biz Markie and Sharkey. Currently, he is the resident DJ of
a monthly party held in downtown Frederick.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jan
22
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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Mr. Husband
Jan
19
9:30 PM21:30

Mr. Husband

Mr. Husband is the songwriting and comedy persona of Kenny Tompkins.  He is best known as co-founder of noteworthy indie-upstart Yellow K Records who released one of 2016's most critically acclaimed albums "Psychopomp" by Japanese Breakfast.   In his live band Tompkins is joined by Chris Morris of Cotton Jones on drums and Jasen Reeder of Page France on bass. The group is quickly making a name for itself with their unique live show which mixes in small doses of comedy, theatrics, and faux-self-help all centered around extremely well crafted songs.   Mr. Husband is currently on tour in support of their debut  "Plaid on Plaid" which was released on May 5th, 2017 via Yellow K Records.

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Future Sound
Jan
18
9:30 PM21:30

Future Sound

Future Sound is a monthly event that presents a wide variety of regional electronic music talent in a chill social environment. Each month is a little bit different, with fresh new guest DJs and live acts rotating in to mix things up.

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

Future Sound takes place on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Cafe Nola, 4 E Patrick St. in Frederick, MD.

Music starts at 9:30 pm You *must* be 21+ with proper ID.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jan
15
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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Cheshi
Jan
13
9:30 PM21:30

Cheshi

Fronted by songwriter Ashli Cheshire (the bands namesake), this queer, eco-driven pop-rock deathlord, sings about the challenges and awakenings that are born within a deep need for change and renewal in our society.
Cheshi's concepts arise from confrontations with hatred, bigotry, homophobia, the destruction of the earth, the right-wing agenda, above all: honestly with oneself. 
All of this is woven in to an illustrious and powerful platform, screamed or lulled into an experience that brings a well of emotion from an audience.

Lifted by the musical prowess of Trevor Williams (a Connecticut native who has been performing professionally since he was 15, also a music teacher), Matt Jackowski (performing bass since his teens, in a wide variety of styles of which he says the heart stays at the center of it all), and Evan Owens (who's drumming style is inspired by Black
Sabbath and Madonna).

Described most recently as “a large pack of twizzlers, mixed with a long black cloak, and a pinch of old stairs”. 

Their first EP, self-titled “Cheshi”, was released in February of 2017.

The band currently resides in Frederick, MD.

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Mike Frazier, Gin War
Jan
12
9:30 PM21:30

Mike Frazier, Gin War

Mike Frazier Singer-Songwirter from Winchester, VA that blends roots music of the Shenandoah Valley with Americana Punk. He's backed by his band The Dying Wild. His latest EP "Complete Control" is available now through Geneva Records. 

mikefrazierva.bandcamp.com


‘Gin War is an indie rock band from the Northeast.’

Food Till 9:30pm | Music 10pm | Cover $3-5 | 21 & up

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jan
8
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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DJ Babylon
Jan
6
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Babylon

DJ Babylon started his career spinning reggae in Downtown Frederick six years ago. After a brief hiatus, he's returned with a new formula. Babylon will be mixing modern Dancehall Reggae with current club tracks to create Babylon 2.0. Featuring a early premiere of up and coming Frederick native R&B artist J.Rose. Doors open at 9pm dont be late and sleep on this local gem.

Dj Babylon's New Mixtape "wheel back" https://www.mixcloud.com/jon-mathews/dj-babylon-wheel-back-reggae-mix-one-track/. STREAM FREE

#babylonsoundsystem #Djbabylon207 #cafenola #frederickmd

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up

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Memory House
Jan
5
9:30 PM21:30

Memory House

Memory House formed in the middle of 2017 by a group of friends who enjoy playing music and revisiting the past through musical experiences; Hence the name, "Memory House." We play a mixture of everything from 90's nostalgia, 80's rock, 2000's pop, and everything in between. 

What started out as a fun jam band, quickly turned to a covering of the classics for friends and family. We began playing birthday parties, cookouts, and other private events that soon led to a following of people that wish we would play local bars, festivals, and public venues for entertainment... 

....And here we are.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jan
1
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

Every Monday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best open mic in town. Come share your songs in a warm and encouraging environment. We can externally mic your acoustic or plug you in if you have a pick up. Full bands welcome! We even have a drum kit you can use. Liquid courage sold at a fair market price.

We are proud to say that our open mic is the one frequented by many local and regional songwriters from the area's best known bands. Folks from bands you know and love come here to test out their new material before bringing it to the stage with the whole band. People you might recognize sharing their newest, stripped down work: Heavy Lights, Silent Old Mtns, Soul Xchange, Secondhand Ramblers, Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers, Joint Effort, Seagulls, The Knolly Moles, Seaknuckle, and more.

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up

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