The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)
Jan
20
9:30 pm21:30

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)

The Derailleurs are the area's only purveyors of hot and gypsy jazz. Their music is a nod to the preservation of an era of jazz from the 1920s through the 1930s, and draws influence from the dance halls and speakeasies of that day gone by.  Doors 9:30 | Music 10.

Ian Fitzgerald (Nationally Touring Folk Singer/Songsmith from New England)
Jan
21
9:30 pm21:30

Ian Fitzgerald (Nationally Touring Folk Singer/Songsmith from New England)

Ian Fitzgerald is a folk singer and songwriter.  Based in New England, he has toured throughout the United States.  Ian has independently released four albums of original material and has become known for his storytelling and skillful use of language.  In their review of his latest album, No Time To Be Tender [2013], Performer Magazine called Ian "a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States."

Ian has opened shows for Iris DeMent; Willy Mason; Mark Erelli; Tracy Grammer; The Ballroom Thieves; Joe Fletcher; Tall Tall Trees; Vandaveer; Ark Life; Parsonsfield; and Freedy Johnston, among others, and has shared bills with the likes of Haunt The House; Christopher Paul Stelling; Ron Gallo; and Jonah Tolchin.  Ian has also performed at a number of notable festivals and venues including: the 2016 and 2015 Newport Folk Festivals; 2014 All Newport's Eve (the official kickoff show for the 2014 Newport Folk Festival); NXNE; the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase; the Brown University Folk Festival; the In The Dead of Winter Festival; the Columbus Theatre; World Cafe Live at the Queen; and Infinity Music Hall.

http://ianfitzgerald.com/music/

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Jan
23
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Jan
27
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.

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

The Fun Boys Cocktail Hour(s) (Genre: Theatrical Rowdy Sexual Music)
Jan
28
9:30 pm21:30

The Fun Boys Cocktail Hour(s) (Genre: Theatrical Rowdy Sexual Music)

The Fun Boys are comprised of four of Frederick's most feral staple musicians. Bassist Matt Dabson, drummer Kevin Etzler, keyboardist Colin Shultzaberger, and maestro Samuel Whalen, join forces to present theatrical, improvised, humorous, topical, rowdy, motivational, sexual music.

Their goal is to cover as many genres as possible, but they have simply labeled themselves as a jazz-art-rock outfit. The Fun Boys' influences range from early Zappa to Brian Wilson, from Kid Cudi to Man Man, while also utilizing theatrical inspiration from Buster Keaton, The Marx Brothers, Chevy Chase, and The Birthday Boys.

Please join us for a night of music featuring the hits of the past forty years mixed with over fifteen originals that will be on their upcoming album, Songs for Darla, which is expected to be released this December. For listeners of classic doo wop with a Klezmer spin, this is the show for you!

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

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/heyheyitsthefunboysbaby

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Jan
30
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

SoulXchange (Soul/Jazz/Funk/Blues)
Feb
3
9:30 pm21:30

SoulXchange (Soul/Jazz/Funk/Blues)

SoulXchange is comprised of four musicians with an extensive background in multiple genres of music. All with an intense passion for spreading positivity through music. Neil and Evan Durr (guitar/ bass) grew up in a musical household and from an early age dedicated themselves to their craft. Andrew Kuhens (guitar)also dedicated himself to music from an early age, working his way to Berklee College of music. With the addition of Joe Benny (drums) , the band completes it's line up with a passionate musician with experience in musical engineering and touring with his project Secret Panda Society . These four members come together with common goals in mind. To entertain and excite people everywhere and to invoke a feeling of love and togetherness through the art of music.

This is gonna be a blast! Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up!

Dapp (Funk/Rock from Philly)
Feb
4
9:30 pm21:30

Dapp (Funk/Rock from Philly)

Dapp is the singer, songwriter, bassist and frontman for his four piece "frunk" band, and in a short time, has built a reputation for the spontaneous and improvisational style of his funk/rock jam-pop songs and performances. Pocket grooves mixed with freestyle jam sessions and brought together by tight arrangements have made Dapp a crowd favorite wherever he goes.

In the past, Dapp has been a contributing member of the bands: The Blue Method, The Burndown Allstars, Mortal Men and Peripheral Rhythm. He has shared stages at venues all over the U.S., including World Cafe Live Philadelphia, The TLA, House of Blues Atlantic City, Nectar's in Burlington Vermont, B.B. King's New York City, and such festivals as New York Blues Festival, Jam on the River, and the XPonential Music Festival with such greats as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Soulive, Chick Corea, The Disco Biscuits and many more.

Dapp has been compared to Jason Mraz, Maroon5, Jamiroquai, and Jimmy Neutron.

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

Bencoolen (Maximalist Rock from Washington D.C.)
Feb
10
9:30 pm21:30

Bencoolen (Maximalist Rock from Washington D.C.)

Bencoolen is a band with a classic lineup of the soaring vocalist, fleet-fingered saxophone player, and bluesy rock lead guitarist. Mixing together old-school vibes and modern influences, Bencoolen brings it all to the stage with a knack for drawing in a crowd of college students to halls, restaurants, and bars.

Imagine a band has driven hours through the night to cram their gigantic sign and gigantic sound into your tiny living room. They have never played in your town. They set up on a stage so small that their bass amp cannot fit on it. The bassist does not admit defeat. He plants his amp right next to your stage and dances on top of it all damn night until you're dancing too. The bass player. 

But you were ready. You built a tiki bar and filled your floors with beach sand. You carried a pool and hot tubs to the stage. You came to party. Maybe you heard a couple soundcloud links, maybe you saw a couple photos. Something told you tonight was going to be different. By the end of the first set you were dancing your asses off, singing with a sweaty frontman to songs you had never heard. His glasses were fogged. By the end of the second set the drummer was standing behind his kit, the guitarist was sitting with his feet dangling off the stage almost touching you, and the sax player deftly squealed above it all. 

Bencoolen has played a huge stage opening for Cold War Kids. Bencoolen has closed a street festival stage in Virginia. Bencoolen was in USA Today.  Bencoolen has booked the legendary 9:30 Club with Atlas Road Crew & The Southern Belles. That is a boring list of facts. That does not describe the experience. Maybe a little house party does not have the prestige or acoustics of a huge hall, but there are no shortcuts to meeting you. Whether the band plays for 4000 people again or plays for the capacity of your living room... this narrative is why Bencoolen's music has been called maximalist rock.

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

Poetic Endurance (Rap/Hip Hop)
Feb
11
9:30 pm21:30

Poetic Endurance (Rap/Hip Hop)

Spreading the message of community overcoming consumerism, of intelligence and understanding over taking ignorance and hate, a better world, and real hip hop that echoes like voices in the allegory of the cave. P.E was a member of Hip Hop fusion band, Joint Effort for several years and played over 300 live shows with the band in venues ranging from small cafes to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C.

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With Stitch Early and JBerd.

Signs Point East (Mainstream Rock)
Feb
17
9:30 pm21:30

Signs Point East (Mainstream Rock)

Signs Point East fuses their mainstream-rock sound with the wide variety of musical genres that make up the Metro Area music scene. The Maryland-based rock band incorporates elements of jam-rock, hard-rock, funk, grunge, hip-hop and folk-rock into their set, providing a musical experience that encapsulates that one-of-a-kind East Coast sound.

"Their brand of mainstream rock that gets a little jam band-ish at times can find a home almost anywhere in town" -Bucket of Rock Blog

Signs Point East was established in December 2012. Their first EP, Back to the Start (2013), was produced by Craig Dreyer and Mighty Toad Studios in Brooklyn, New York and recorded entirely to analog tape using Studer 820 24-track and Studer 810 2-track recorders.

In December of 2013, Signs Point East won the Gorilla Music - Baltimore “Battle of the Bands”, hosted at Ottobar, by an overwhelming majority vote. They were also awarded the #3 slot on the Frederick News Post’s Top Ten Local Musical Impacts of 2013 list as well as placing Third in Music & Arts Battle of the Bands 2015 in Frederick, MD. They are currently in pre-production for a new recording to be announced soon.

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

Body Thief (Genre: Ambient Prog Rock from D.C.)
Feb
18
9:30 pm21:30

Body Thief (Genre: Ambient Prog Rock from D.C.)

Following the disbanding of Baltimore post-hardcore group Tooth & Claw in 2012, members Sebastian Ramos and Greg Chipkin found themselves with an overwhelming desire create something new; to manifest the same passion for music that had initially brought them together in a musical project that would demonstrate how they had developed personally musically in the time since Tooth & Claw’s breakup. Beginning with an initiative from each member to experiment with new sounds and push each of their individual musical abilities, Ramos and Chipkin recorded three instrumental demos under the name Body Thief, and by late 2013 had completed their lineup in with the addition of Walt Umana on Bass and Daniel Hawkins on vocals. The band began to play shows rigorously around Maryland and D.C., and quickly branched into Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey as well. By the winter of 2014, the band was scheduled to enter the studio with producer and engineer, Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Senses Fail, Circa Survive) to record their debut album, Speak in Hibernation. Musically, Body Thief pairs the post-rock and post-hardcore tendencies of many of their greatest hometown influences with a well-developed musicianship and an ear for sprawling melodies and intense crescendos. On record, Hawkins’ vocals weave throughout the textured instrumentals of Chipkin, Umana and Ramos effortlessly; the highly complicated nature of the music itself doesn’t detract from its accessibility, and instead functions to bring the listener deeper into the captivating melodies and rhythms at play. Their live set replicates this energy, and delivers a totally unique experience for first-time listeners and longtime fans alike. The audience regularly finds themselves on the precipice of a musical tipping point, at which they can just as easily be brought into a frenzied chorus as they can an unpredictable groove.

With WVNDER (Pronounced "Wander.") Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. More info about the band at https://www.facebook.com/BodyThief.md

DJ TWO TEKS (Bang Bang)
Feb
24
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.

Israel Creek (Harmonious Bluegrass/Folk)
Feb
25
9:30 pm21:30

Israel Creek (Harmonious Bluegrass/Folk)

Israel Creek is the project of JB Dunn and Kimbrey Havens. JB plays acoustic guitar and sings melody, Kimbrey accompanies him on mandolin, occasionally acoustic guitar, and harmony vocals. They play an amalgam of American musical styles inspired by Appalachia. Doors 9:30 | Music 10.

Black Masala (Brass from D.C.)
Mar
4
9:30 pm21:30

Black Masala (Brass from D.C.)

Can you hear that?  Can you feel it?   It’s the sound of Washington, DC’s eclectic high-energy brass band Black Masala.  Formed in 2012, the band creates an irresistible dance groove packed with funk, gypsy-punk and soul.  Black Masala has made a big impact as one of the most exciting live acts in the region and is the winner of four Washington Area Music Awards “Wammies”, including Best New Artist and Best World Music Album.  

In just three short years, Black Masala has released its debut album, multiple remixes, live recordings and its follow-up second album, “I Love You Madly” due out OCTOBER 30th! The new album showcases the band’s variety of influences and moods, ranging from Bhangra and bounce to New Orleans funk and Balkan brass.  This sound was forged on the road, playing countless shows up and down the east coast to enthusiastic crowds. Black Masala is part of a new generation of go-anywhere brass bands, and when they take the stage, their infectious grooves result in a dance party that leaves smiling concert goers eager for the next song.

For more information about the band and for a list of our upcoming show dates, check out Black Masala’s Website at: www.blackmasala.com

http://livemusicdaily.com/2015/10/06/black-masala-i-love-you-madly-tour-dates-exclusive-free-download/

Doors 9:30 | Music 10. 21 and up.  RSVP to the Facebook event HERE:


Cafe Nola Open Mic
Jan
16
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

Hollywood Blanks
Jan
14
9:30 pm21:30

Hollywood Blanks

A Hollywood Blanks song starts with a core idea, a melody and lyric that can stand alone and would make sense played and sung by one member. The band takes that idea and tells a story. The songs starts in one place and leaves you in a very different one, with furious dynamic shifts, bold harmonies, and sweeping textural changes along the way. It is operatic rock and roll that never quite lost it roots, yet all the while, displays a willingness to tinker with and push the antes of genre and feel. Honed in by years of live performances, Hollywood Blanks shows are highly theatrical, with each band member playing the part not just on their instruments, but also with a unique personality from song to song.

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

https://hollywoodblanks.bandcamp.com/

DJ Babylon (John Matthews)
Jan
13
9:30 pm21:30

DJ Babylon (John Matthews)

DJ Babylon started his career spinning reggae in Downtown Frederick six years ago. After a brief hiatus, he's returned with a new formula that he'll be introducing for the first time at Cafe Nola. Babylon will be mixing modern dancehall reggae with current club tracks to create Babylon 2.0.

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Jan
9
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

Community Center (Chamber Rock from Bmore)
Jan
7
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

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

Riviera (Rock from Morgantown, WV!)
Jan
6
9:30 pm21:30

Riviera (Rock from Morgantown, WV!)

A rock band from Morgantown, WV heavily influenced by New Found Glory, State Champs, The Story So Far, Four Year Strong, Hit The Lights, and City Lights. Riviera is known for their energetic sound and eclectic blend of of genres.
Check them out on Bandcamp!

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up! With Samuel Powers and Stag & Owl!

Samuel Powers (Original 90s Rock)
Jan
6
9:30 pm21:30

Samuel Powers (Original 90s Rock)

As a throwback to a decade full of their most beloved sitcoms, (where the quintet derived the content for their music) Samuel Powers is a band living in the 90's. The group formed in 2013 to self release their first EP "The Bayside Tigers," a basement-rock soap opera about characters from the TV show "Saved by the Bell." Shortly after they went back into the studio to record their newest EP "Empty Halls, Future Friends," a five song coming of age story drawn from the episodes of the heart-wrenching "Boy Meets World."
But if reliving moments from your favorite childhood television programs isn't enough, SamPow brings an emotional and fun live performance that will take you back to your youth. Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm! 21 and up.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Jan
2
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

SoulXchange (An eclectic mix of soul, jazz, funk, blues, improvised jams, with hints of rock and reggae)
Dec
31
9:30 pm21:30

SoulXchange (An eclectic mix of soul, jazz, funk, blues, improvised jams, with hints of rock and reggae)

SoulXchange is comprised of four musicians with an extensive background in multiple genres of music. All with an intense passion for spreading positivity through music. Neil and Evan Durr (guitar/ bass) grew up in a musical household and from an early age dedicated themselves to their craft. Andrew Kuhens (guitar)also dedicated himself to music from an early age, working his way to Berklee College of music. With the addition of Joe Benny (drums) , the band completes it's line up with a passionate musician with experience in musical engineering and touring with his project Secret Panda Society . These four members come together with common goals in mind. To entertain and excite people everywhere and to invoke a feeling of love and togetherness through the art of music.

This is gonna be a blast! Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up!

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang!)
Dec
30
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.

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm!

Basketball Beatz
Dec
29
9:30 pm21:30

Basketball Beatz

Basketball Beatz is a night of many things: debauchery, music, and fun.  Basketball Beatz is an ad hoc band comprised of an all-star cast of Frederick's best-known and beloved musicians.  The collaborations that take place are always unique and inspired, and go down in the Nola history books.  Come see for yourself.

Doors at 9:30 | Music at 10

21 & up

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)
Dec
28
9:30 pm21:30

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)

The Derailleurs are the area's only purveyors of hot and gypsy jazz. Their music is a nod to the preservation of an era of jazz from the 1920s through the 1930s, and draws influence from the dance halls and speakeasies of that day gone by.  Doors 9:30 | Music 10.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Dec
26
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Dec
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.

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Dec
19
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

Holiday Artmart
Dec
19
5:00 pm17:00

Holiday Artmart

Just in time for christmas! Cafe Nola is going to be hosting a special Christmas edition of the Cafe Nola Art Mart! Come on down and check out wares from some of your favorite local Frederick Artisans!  So come on down and deck your halls and stuff your stockings with the special frederick tocuh! While you're at it grab a tall glass of egg nog and spend some quality time with your friends and neighbors....

actually instead of egg nog you should probably go for a beer, coffee or cocktail infusion any of which would be way better.

Jack Funk (Funk)
Dec
17
9:30 pm21:30

Jack Funk (Funk)

This 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. The band is comprised of Nick Ring (vox, guitar), Dan Gellerman (lead guitar), Adam Newcomer (bass), and David Bernet (percussion).

Doors 9:30 | Music 10. 21 and up. Proper ID required.

Sinners & Saints (Americana tales of love with twangy harmonies and rootsy instrumentation – harmonica, fiddle, etc.)
Dec
16
9:30 pm21:30

Sinners & Saints (Americana tales of love with twangy harmonies and rootsy instrumentation – harmonica, fiddle, etc.)

Since the band’s formation in 2011, Charlotte, NC country crooners Sinners & Saints have brought their live show to many a main stage or festival with a combination of regional tours in the Southeast and regular appearances across their native Charlotte. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Flogging Molly, Shovel and Rope, 500 Miles to Memphis, Bombadil and many others as they seek to spread their whiskey drinking, shit kickin’, sweet loving music to as many ears as they can find. Their 2014 release, Love and Misery also brings the band’s first partnership with Silent Uproar Records, who will help with the promotion and distribution of the release.

The band features Perry Fowler on guitar, vocals, kick snare, and harmonica and Mark Baran on stand-up bass, vocals, kick drum, tenor banjo. Their latest album was recorded by Electromagnetic Radio Recorders in Winston Salem, NC in the fall of 2013. Other southern talent EMRR has worked in the past include The Avett Brothers, The Wood Brothers, Mad Tea Party, Overmountain Men, Lou Ford, and Poprocket. Love and Misery also features special guest Geoff White of Overmountain Men, Appalucia, and Leadville Social Club playing fiddle, mandolin, and 5 string banjo.

Currently, Sinners & Saints is recording their 2nd album with plans on releasing in early 2017 in partnership with Silent Uproar Records.

Praise:

“Sinners and Saints’ debut album Love and Misery is a little slice of Americana heaven. Sounding like the Avett Brothers in their heyday, Sinners and Saints embody what the genre should be. The album is a perfect blend of acoustic guitar, minimalistic percussion, upright bass, great harmonies, and lots and lots of banjo.

While hard to pick favorites, the album’s best tracks lie in the upbeat, foot stomping songs that comprise about half of the album. These include “Recipe,” “The Melody,” “Better Days,” and many other selections. The other side of the album is made up of more laid back tracks that are no less energetic. “Mama,” “Love and Misery,” and “Only You” embody this characteristic and serve as a nice juxtaposition to the rest of the album.

Clearly, the musicianship on this record is exemplary. The bass is played expertly and adds a driving force to the music and the banjo parts are complex, but not so excessive that they sound stereotypically like bluegrass music. Perhaps the most wonderful aspect about the musicianship on this album, though, is the harmonies that are featured on every track. While not necessarily the cleverest harmonies, they are expertly executed and I’m a sucker for a good folk harmony.

All in all, Love and Misery by Sinners and Saints is probably the best folk rock release that I’ve heard this year. The music is expertly performed; the lyrics are interesting, and its upbeat and a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this record.”

— Austin Frank, WLUR

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With Megan Jean & The Klay Family Band.

http://shop.sinnersandsaintsmusic.com/album/this-aint-no-country-song

Megan Jean & The Klay Family Band (Roaring 20s Metal w/ a Voice Like The Devil Herself)
Dec
16
9:30 pm21:30

Megan Jean & The Klay Family Band (Roaring 20s Metal w/ a Voice Like The Devil Herself)

Megan Jean and the KFB, or Klay Family Band, arrange a demented blend of americana, punk, dance, and the avant-garde that they’ve taken to describing as, “a metal band, if it was 1927.”

Inventive percussion, electrified banjo, and a voice like the Devil Herself have earned Megan Jean and the KFB a dedicated following all over the East Coast. Calling the road home on a “never-ending tour,” this transient married duo has taken their nomadic musical lifestyle and transformed it into a kind of Voodoo that unites scenes, fans, and musical styles. This is a band that lives to perform, and is fueled by sheer guts and know how.

In April of 2012, the band was featured on PBS performing their original composition “These Bones” as part of a music documentary series Music Voyager, which broadcast internationally.  In July of 2012 they were named the winners of the “Under The Radar Competition” at FloydFest in Floyd VA, which earned them a spot on the main stage in 2013. They have shared the stage with Shovels and Rope, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Rising Appalachia.

On March 1st of 2013, the duo released their 2nd full-length album, The Devil Herself, recorded at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC, and is currently recording their third album entirely analogue.

More info about the band at www.meganjean.net

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With Sinners & Saints.

Photo by Kayleigh Montgomery for Frederick Folk Fest.

5 Years of Future Sound (Electronic Dance Music)
Dec
15
9:30 pm21:30

5 Years of Future Sound (Electronic Dance Music)

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.

Thanks to the countless supporters who have helped us build Future Sound into what it is today. Please join us on December 15 as we mark *five years* of bringing electronic music to Frederick by throwing our biggest, most elaborate Future Sound yet. We'll have five of our own resident DJs as well as an upgraded, state-of-the-art light show with additional lasers. This event may reach capacity, so arrive early to ensure entry!

DJs appearing this month:

KCIK
https://www.facebook.com/kcikmusic/
https://soundcloud.com/kcik

SYNAPSIS
https://www.facebook.com/Synapsis-362136806263/
https://soundcloud.com/djsynapsi

GUMDROP
https://soundcloud.com/andrewthesnake

SIGMUND VOID
http://sigmund-void.com/
https://www.facebook.com/sigmundvoid/
https://soundcloud.com/sigmund-void

WARDENCLYFFE

Timeslots TBD.

ENHANCED LIGHTING AND LASERS BY Wizer Productions.

VISUAL PROJECTIONS BY Complex Productions.

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. Doors open at 9:00 pm and admission this month is $3. You *must* be 21+ with proper ID.

To stay in the loop on upcoming artist appearances and our other local events, "like" the Future Sound - MD page or subscribe to their events calendar.

Wednesday Friendsday (Musical Variety Night)
Dec
14
9:30 pm21:30

Wednesday Friendsday (Musical Variety Night)

Come out and enjoy our musical variety show! Local friends and musicians will be showcasing their work every second Wednesday at Cafe Nola! We are paying cash on the spot for local talent, and wish to extend our hand in support of local music and performing arts. If you or anyone you know would like to perform, contact Don Annonio to arrange a time slot and an agreed rate! Local music CAN work for everyone! It's gonna be fun. Stop on by, lend and ear, have a beer!

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Dec
12
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

The Dirty Middle (Blues Pop Rock)
Dec
10
9:30 pm21:30

The Dirty Middle (Blues Pop Rock)

Genre: 'blues pop rock'

Lead by belter Adrienne Smith with some guy Matt on bass, and Ponyboy Blues on lead guitar, this trio(sometimes 4-piece) is a high energy blues explosion, mixing storytelling original tunes with a variety of hopping blues standards. You'll be dancing, drinking, and glancing! "....People really enjoyed themselves!" - Heartly House, at the Electric Hope Event, Cafe Nola

For fans of Alabama Shakes, Fiona Apple, The Allman Brothers, Elvis Costello and Otis Redding

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

Milton J and The Leftovers (5 piece Alternative Rock & Hip Hop)
Dec
9
9:30 pm21:30

Milton J and The Leftovers (5 piece Alternative Rock & Hip Hop)

Milton J and the Leftovers is a 5-piece Alternative Rock and Hip-hop group from Frederick, MD. They have made their name in the local music scene and played many shows in the city of Baltimore, their hometown, and across the DMV. The band has had the opportunity to open for many national acts including Nappy Roots, Redman, I the Mighty, Whitney Peyton, Jelly Roll, SuperBob, !Mayday!, Rittz, Jarren Benton, Ces Cru, Almost Kings, Superbob, and more. Their dedication to the music is evident as they are currently #1 on the ReverbNation charts in their city and have an unmistakable face in the DMV music scene.

 

Not only are Milton J and the Leftovers accustomed to the ins and outs of playing and putting together shows, they also take pride in the connections they've made with other musicians, bands, promoters, and the venues themselves. The local music scene is really important aspect of their lives and the support they all have for one another is invaluable.

 

Milton J and The Leftovers have been making their mark on the industry since 2009. Starting out as a solo artist, Milton J formed the Leftovers with drummer Garret Hall, guitarist Kristina Hong, bassist Edward Hong, and DJ Silverio Montano along the way. The group name came from an inside joke Milton J had for a b-side album called “Leftovers”, because kitchen leftovers are the best just as the leftover tracks of an artist that make a b-side record. Members of the group liked the idea so much they adopted the name for the band.

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

Lost Keys (MD-based R&B, jazz, blues)
Dec
9
9:30 pm21:30

Lost Keys (MD-based R&B, jazz, blues)

Maryland based group, Lost Keys, play a mixture of Rock, R&B, and Soul with a unique and earthy vibe. Being a quartet who frequently performs with various guest musicians, Lost Keys write original music and performs a large repertoire of engaging covers. Lost Keys don’t just provide top quality entertainment, but bring along a whole atmosphere when they perform. They are perfect for entertaining crowds everywhere from festivals and clubs to cafes and upscale restaurants. Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up

Comedy Night with Marly Hardin and friends
Dec
8
9:30 pm21:30

Comedy Night with Marly Hardin and friends

Multiple comedians and musicians converge on our stage for a night of entertainment unlike that which you've experienced in some time. Marly Hardin acts as host, curating a lineup of friends that will be sure to have you in good spirits. Also, we have good spirits behind the bar at a fair market price. Join us, won't you? Doors 9:30 | Music 10. 21 and up.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Dec
5
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

Tony Grey Galactic Duo (Jazz-Fusion/Electronica/Drum n' Bass)
Dec
3
9:30 pm21:30

Tony Grey Galactic Duo (Jazz-Fusion/Electronica/Drum n' Bass)

Tony Grey is a multi-instrumentalist, master bassist, composer and producer who stumbled upon the inspiration to develop electronica compositions while exploring creative new sounds for his bass using Ableton Live. He began using the technology as a canvas for layering dimensions of new sound, and thus was born, Tony Grey | Galactic Duo.

This project features the original compositions and melodic playing of bass virtuoso, Tony Grey who has created a multi-dimensional universe of cosmic sound, combining his signature live looping, melodic improvisations with the rhythmic fusion of layered electronica tracks, collectively propelled though space and time by the intuitive groove and high energy brilliance of drummer, Ian Maciak. Be prepared to experience the flawless performance of this ethereal, drum and bass, jazz-fusion masterpiece!

Tony is a world-renowned jazz bassist who spent his early career studying at the Berklee School of Music. Over the last 20 years he's gone on to collaborate and tour with some of the world’s greatest musicians, such as: John McLaughlin, Hiromi, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gavin DeGraw, Tomoyasu Hotei, Dennis Chambers, Bill Evans and many more.

Tony is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, published author and award-winning music educator who has taken the bass community by storm with the development of his ground-breaking bass education curriculum, showcased as the Tony Grey Bass Academy, the first ever documented online Academy in Bass Education.

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

The Bees Trees (Super Sexytime Jams)
Dec
2
9:30 pm21:30

The Bees Trees (Super Sexytime Jams)

The Bees Trees deliver a dynamic fusion of melodies that highlight a wide range of musical influences - including funk, roots rock, reggae, jazz and blues. By frequently performing in a variety of venues - from taverns to music festivals and theaters - they deliver their unique sounds to an eclectic audience. The Bees Trees continues to evolve and enchant listeners with the release of their latest E.P. entitled, "Roots," in December of 2015. You can get The Bees Trees' music on iTunes and CD Baby.

Their influences include The Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Neil Young, Paul Simon, The String Cheese Incident, John Coltrane, Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, Jack Johnson, The Weather Report, Tom Waits, moe., Phish, Tool, Primus, ALO, Pink Floyd & many more!

More info at https://www.facebook.com/TheBeesTrees/

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