DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Sep
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. 21 and up

Box Era (Saxy Jam-Inspired Electro Pop & Funk Blend)
Oct
1
9:30 pm21:30

Box Era (Saxy Jam-Inspired Electro Pop & Funk Blend)

Risen from the ashes of keg-fueled house parties and sweaty bars of College Park, MD, Box Era has planted itself as a staple in the up-and-coming DMV music scene. Creating a jam-inspired electro-pop and funk blend, Box Era’s music arms you with every tool necessary to go talk to that special someone you’ve been eyeing up. You’ll find yourself dancing the night away, shaking hands with CEOs, and experiencing the juiciest sweet-and-sour jamwich of your life.

With a debut EP right round the corner, Box Era is gearing up for an explosive 2017. From word of mouth alone, the band has already supported national headliners and conquered renowned venues across the region. The party is only going to grow. There’s a saxophone, a talkbox, and two pairs of glasses. There’s magic, youth, and the most unique sound you’ve heard since The Bangles. Box Era is the story of four boys wandering the halls of Xanadu, forever in search of sweet cream.

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

Middle Kid (Self-indulgent indie rock)
Oct
2
9:30 pm21:30

Middle Kid (Self-indulgent indie rock)

Middle Kid began as the acoustic solo project of Zack Willis. Using the project as an outlet for his indulgent, self-aware lyrics and catchy melodies, he recorded his debut EP “Whiner” in March 2015 in his mom’s kitchen. Since then, he has readapted his songs from acoustic to electric in an attempt to create a more ethereal sound, but with crushing waves of dynamic shifts. Now, Middle Kid is the full band project of Zack (Guitar/Vocals), Evan Braswell (Bass), and Matt Henry (Drums), reminiscent of bands like Foxing, Cursive, and Mansions. Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up.

Read an interview with Middle Kid on The Frederick Local!

 

Bailiff (Sludge-Rock and Polished Swaggering Pop)
Oct
2
9:30 pm21:30

Bailiff (Sludge-Rock and Polished Swaggering Pop)

When Josh Siegel confided to one of his Berklee professors that he was dropping out to move home and start a band, that professor had one response: "don't procrastinate." A Craigslist ad went up immediately upon Siegel's return to Chicago:

"Do you consider Radiohead to be soul music? Do you hear Muddy Waters in between the notes on the White Album?"

Drummer Ren Mathew, newly liberated from a dissolving power-pop outfit, answered the ad. The two ambled through Dylan's "It's All Over Now Baby Blue," talked about their shared love of Bernard Purdie, and Bailiff was born.

The band’s earliest musical efforts borrowed heavily from American blues and the British Invasion – snippets of John Lee Hooker and John Bonham swirling in and out of a foreboding rock miasma. The A.V. Club described their debut EP "Mm Hmm" as"a hybrid of sludge-rock and polished swaggering pop," while also describing the band's live show as "awe inspiring." Almost before they had songs, Bailiff had hardcore fans, including Evan Sult; the ex-Harvey Danger drummer first heard the band rehearsing in an adjoining practice space and was inspired by what he heard to knock on Bailiff's door and introduce himself.

Bailiff's debut full-length, 2011’s "Red Balloon," blew the band’s blues-rock-rooted sound wide open. Elements of Indian raga, new wave reggae, art funk, and Native American chant nestled themselves into perfect pop constructions replete with head-nodding grooves and radio-ready hooks. WXRT's Richard Milne described the album's ten tracks as "the strongest collection of songs I've heard out aChicago band this year." "Red Balloon" helped Bailiff land their first national tours and begin building a dedicated fan base outside of their hometown. A testament to their diverse musical influences, the band found themselves invited to open for acts as distinct as The Lumineers, Nada Surf, Dinosaur Jr, Dawes, and Jeff the Brotherhood.

After years of collaborating with a rotating cast of supporting sidemen, in 2012 Mathew and Siegel recruited NYC transplant and multi-instrumentalist Owen O'Malley to the official roster. Fast forward through eight months of songwriting boot camp (with mentors Dan Smart and Jon Alvin) and a $16k-raising Kickstarter campaign, Bailiff kicked off production on their second LP – entitled "Remise" – in April of 2013. Bunkered in a sub-suburban studio with engineering wunderkind Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Superchunk, Bob Mould), the band spent two weeks forging their most eclectic work to date. "Remise" is imbued with flourishes of West African blues, Celtic folk, and jagged electro-pop, while reaffirming Bailiff's knack for writing a durable hook.

http://bailiffmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/bailiffmusic

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With local openers, Middle Kid!

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Oct
3
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!

Rhythm Dragons (Rockabilly feat. Social Distortion's Drummer)
Oct
5
9:30 pm21:30

Rhythm Dragons (Rockabilly feat. Social Distortion's Drummer)

Rhythm Dragons are the #1 Rockabilly band in Arizona but also infuse Swing, Punk, Jazz, Surf, Country and Americana into their performances . The new album, “Reignite” features the hit the songs “You, I, Him, Her” & "Air Air Arizona". On the way up with one of the finest Rockabilly guitarists in the nation and Social D’s legendary drummer!
The band will celebrate its 17th Anniversary this year with the release of their 12th album, "Reignite"! 

The Rhythm Dragon's album releases include: Billy 3.0, Trio Del Grande, Chomp Chomp Chew Chew, Hang on the Vibe, Rhythm Dragons, Anthony Vincent & the Rhythm Dragons, Fire Red, Tailspin, Rat Rod Rodeo, Drag U Later and Chopped and Dropped. Music downloads are available on iTunes, PayPlay.FM, MusicIsHere.com, reverbnation.com/rhythmdragons and CD Baby.

Anthony Vincent is an Arizona singer, songwriter and guitarist that performs and writes Rockabilly music in the tradition of Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent Johnny Burnette, Elvis, Little Richard and Carl Perkins. He has been performing internationally, in USA's Southwest, Midwest, Northwest and all points in between. He is a graduate of G.I.T. and a modern abstract soloist with chops to burn! 

The Rhythm Dragons have one of the finest rhythm sections on the planet! The incredible long tall Arizonan on bass, Josh Gihle and drumming legend Bob Stubbs of Social Distortion fame on skins!   

Get the Limited Edition "Trio Del Grande" in  RED VINYL at a Rhythm Dragons show this year! A GREEN VINYL special edition 45 release of the song, "February 3rd 1959"!
The Rhythm Dragons and it's members have share bills and stages with these fine artists:

Dick Dale, Blasters, Agent Orange, Dead Bolt, Koffin Kats, Chuck Berry, The White Walls, James Intveld, Wayne Hancock, Wanda Jackson, Swank Bastards, Deke Dickerson, The Afterdarks, Devil Doll, Flexx Bronco, Justin Curtis, High Rollers, Striker, Hard Fall Hearts, Rip Em Ups, Cash'd Out, The Dead Beat Daddy's, CreepsVille 666, The Bellfuries, Hillbilly Casino, Tex Railer's Doom Town, Green Lady Killers, Love Me Nots, Joe Buck, Tav Falco and the Panther Burns, Gin Blossoms, Chop Tops, The 454s, The Mod Zombies, Mad Dog and the Smokin' Js, Dusty 45s, Mad Max and the Wild Ones, Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys, Los Strait Jackets, Hot Rod Walt and Psycho DeVilles, The Surf Zombies, The Fly-Rite Rangers, The Booze Bombs, The Teenagers, Huelyn Duvall, Rudy Tutti Grazell, Redline Rockets, Rocketz, Striker, Limit Club, The Excellos, High Voltage, Annita and the Starbombers, Union Avenue, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, John Bates Grind Show, Danny Dean, GBH, Sex Pistols, DI, Gun Club, Screaming Sirens, Bad Religion, Green Day, Rancid, Vandals, Silvertones, TSOL, Joe Strummer.

Rhythm Dragon’s Reignite Tour brings world-class rockabilly to the Midwest!

The Rhythm Dragon's new album, “Reignite” April 2016.

Worldwide Rockabilly presents the Rhythm Dragons for fifteen dates in April and May. This international touring band is on their Reignite Midwest tour bringing high-energy rockabilly, swing & americana. The Rhythm Dragons are known for their creative and impactful original music, which can be heard on their new album, "Reignite". Rhythm Dragons music is available for iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music, Tidal, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, eMusic and 2500 other retail outlets for CD purchase and download.

The Rhythm Dragons are a classic rockabilly trio led by Anthony Vincent, guitar & lead vocals, with the rhythm section of upright bassist Joshua Whitney Gihle and former Social Distortion drummer Robert Lynn Stubbs. The North States Journal says they “deliver a fiery blend of rockabilly, swing and punk”, De Villarreal of MotorBilly Radio says Billy 3.0 is “hotter than the Arizona sun, here comes that fiery trio from Phoenix with their 11th full length album (!) full of Gretsch-fueled fun & rockabilly madness! Officially drops in May, we’ve got advance tracks for you to hear & enjoy on MotorBilly…” Fans have connected with them in clubs, as well as national music fests from Torque Fest to Viva Las Vegas and Rockabilly Reunion to Arizona’s Rockabilly Bash, as well as numerous charity & benefit concerts.



Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. For more info:  http://www.rhythmdragons.com

Lost Keys (MD-based R&B, jazz, blues)
Oct
7
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. Photo credit Anca Maria Wyland

Miss Lonelyheart (Hook-laden Guitar Rock)
Oct
8
9:30 pm21:30

Miss Lonelyheart (Hook-laden Guitar Rock)

Miss Lonelyheart played hundreds of shows across the U.S. from 1994-2004 sharing the stage with the likes of Fugazi, Rye Coalition, Burning Airlines, Most Secret Method and hundreds of other bands. Miss Lonelyheart released 3 full length albums, an e.p. and a split 7". The band played as a 3 piece from 2002-2004 before going on hiatus. The original 4 piece version of the band started rehearsing again in Dec. of 2013 with plans to play live and record a new album in 2014.

Miss Lonelyheart plays hook laden independent guitar rock. The band has been compared to the likes of Mission of Burma, The Replacements, Superchunk and Jawbox; and has shared the stage with Fugazi, Rye Coalition, The French Kicks, Gem & Burning Airlines. They have been active on and off for 20 years. They write original songs about the things they care about and present it without any bull sh*t.

PRESS
"What this band contains is the intensity that derives through a contrast of melody that explodes into an exceptional fury of discordant, screamy and brilliant flare then back again. Superb.” Shredding Material

“Melodic alternative post-punk with a killer beat and great vocals that have a DCish sound somewhere between Octopus meeting Dag Nasty” Toxic Flyer Fanzine

“Nice guy guitar rock from Frederick, MD loaded with irresistible hooks and inspired play… brings Superchunk to mind.” Flipside

"A lot of cool guitar melodies and all that pretty stuff that gets young girls all excited" Punk Planet

“(Miss Lonelyheart) may be the most incandescent band from the cultural vacuum of South Central PA. Press play, turn it up and ride the fiery breeze” Trimdon Grange Explosion

“Miss Lonelyheart is an interesting mix of super heavy guitar and sweet vocal harmonies…. a lovely noise, well orchestrated and played.” Shredding Paper

“Like Superchunk playing spin the bottle with Sleater-Kinney, but with more pop sensibility… melodies reminiscent of Paul Westerberg’s Replacement era gems that float over distorted enjoyable chaos” The Rage

“Suprisingly good… lyrically captivating.” Held Like Sound

“Monstrous pop hooks, nice song structures and loud guitars make this band worth the green.” Razorcake.com

“There’s something refreshing about a band that uses such a bare-bones approach.” Basementlife.com

“Miss Lonelyheart nods to it’s punk predecessors and redefines the present emo-indie school of sound” Richmond.com

“Miss Lonelyheart rocks, are limitlessly catchy and play rings around bands with twice as much firepower” Cedar Rapids Gazette

“Miss Lonelyheart reports in with elements as diverse (yet similar?) as Green Day and The Jam featuring a boppy feel and hard straight edge. Schweeet!” Music Monthly

“Miss Lonelyheart falls somewhere between The Replacements, Superchunk and 77 era band The Records” Toxic Flyer

“The pretty but somber melodies layered within Miss Lonelyheart’s often blissfully discordant songs are well complimented by their vocals. But it’s Miss Lonelyheart’s knack for wind-up distorted guitars with nice acoustic fastenings that is most easily appreciated” Spank Zine

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

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Oct
9
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who your going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! 9:30 | 21 and up

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Oct
10
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!

Wednesday Friendsday (Rotating Talent from Local Musicians)
Oct
12
9:30 pm21:30

Wednesday Friendsday (Rotating Talent from Local Musicians)

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!

Bella's Bartok (As much fun as you can have with your pants on.)
Oct
13
9:30 pm21:30

Bella's Bartok (As much fun as you can have with your pants on.)

To understand Bella’s Bartok, imagine what you would get if Salvador Dali and Toulouse Lautrec were fronting the Moulin Rouge's house band, and you have the exuberant spectacle that is Bella's Bartok. Described as "about as much fun as you can have with your pants on" (Dan Wolovick, Two Way Monologues), this 6-piece powerhouse melds Bohemian Klezmer Punk with pop sensibilities into an eminently danceable party. The diversity of musicians that make up Bella's Bartok, combined with their boundless energy on stage, not only compels you to dance, but has been known to break a dancefloor, or two (or three, but who's counting?).

Often referred to as a modern-pop klezmer, the Bella’s Bartok’s sound moves way beyond that label, pushing the envelope towards the more eclectic side of the Eastern European style and forging a new pop sound as heard through the filter of 20th century fantasy and sci fi. Every show is filled with the exuberant joy of wildly energetic dancing. It's contagious. You simply cannot avoid it. When the circus-inspired sound of Bella's Bartok hits your ears, you are no longer in control. Their music makes everyone dance, regardless. From living rooms to concert halls, alleyways to weddings, the band's energy makes getting up and moving irresistible. Without fail, someone from the audience comes up after every single show and says the same thing: "I couldn't help it."

The Bella's Bartok line-up includes: Asher Putnam (Vocals and all-around entertainer), Jesse Putnam (Accordion, Mandolin, Guitar, Trumpet and Vocals), Chris "Fancy" Kerrigan (Guitar, Clarinet, Vocals and physicist!?!), Dan Niederhauser (Bass and Vocals), Amory Drennan (Trombone/Banjo and Vocals), and Crisco (Drums/Percussion and Trumpet). The band has shared the stage with musicians and acts such as Rubblebucket, The Indigo Girls, Larry & His Flask, The Suitcase Junket, And the Kids, Kanye, Rough Francis, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, West End Blend, Adam Ezra Group, Meat Puppets, World Inferno/Friendship Society, Rupa & the April Fishes, Arc Iris, and many more.

With multiple awards under their belts, including The Valley Advocate's Best Band in the Valley 2014 and The Deli Magazine's Best of New England (twice!), this eclectic group of guys have carefully crafted a sound that is part strange and creepy, part pop gold. With an aura of theatricality, Bella's Bartok shows not only entertain, but they invite you to partake in the wild party they are having on stage, to involve yourself in the spectacle. Quite simply put- this is the band you should never miss, ever.

Press:

"When you hear Amherst, MA, band Bella's Bartok play their unique blend of folk, punk, and klezmer, it’s easy to get lost in the atmosphere. The ensemble group draws the audience in with its visual theatricality and keeps their riveted attention with its sonic groove."
- Eoin Higgins, Huffington Post

“New England’s most infectious band.”
- Music Inkorporated

“A folk collective with perfect pop sensibilities combined with a Klezmer influence, this is basically about as much fun as you can have with your pants on.”
- Dan Wolovick, Two Way Monologues

“[A] manic, Old World-tinged onslaught of sound that’s not like much of anything else.”
- James Heflin, The Valley Advocate (Apr 02, 2014)

“Their goal is to spread the electrifyingly good time they’re having on stage out into the audience, until every last person is out of breath…in a good way.”
- Berkshire Living

“Perfect for Tim Burton’s next ghoulish movie. With some yo-ho-ho and shout-along songs, the seven-piece band will wake up any jaded dozers.”
- GazetteNet.com

“Bella’s Bartok is a strange mix of a band, and with their absurdity lies their charm. Varied percussion, bright pianos, scratchy guitars, scattered horn sections, and group harmonies give their dancey tunes a distinct bohemian vibe, and their raw sound gives them something of a punk edge. Bella’s Bartok topped our New England open submission.”
- The Deli Magazine

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

Silent Old Mtns. (Theatrical Indie Folk Rock w/ Exceptional Songwriting)
Oct
14
9:30 pm21:30

Silent Old Mtns. (Theatrical Indie Folk Rock w/ Exceptional Songwriting)

Silent Old Mtns (Silent Old Mountains) is an American indie rock band, formed in Frederick, Maryland in 2011 by singer songwriter Andrew Bromhal. They have released one full-length album and are most noted for their energetic and theatrical live shows.[1] They are also well known for their promotion of the indie music scene and DIY ethic:[2] touring the country in a repurposed school bus[3] and averaging over 100 live performances per year despite having no corporate backing.[4] DC Rock Live music blog's David Hintz describes their sound as "a whacked out brand of Americana folk rock that dives headlong into psyche terrain frequently."

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With indie pop darlings Blue Heaven.

http://silentoldmtns.tumblr.com/

Blue Heaven (Dream Pop)
Oct
14
9:30 pm21:30

Blue Heaven (Dream Pop)

Blue Heaven is an indie pop band from Frederick, MD. From an interview with their drummer Matt Full: "When we first started the project we kept using the term “Dream Pop”. We wanted to write music with a specific alternative vibe in mind. We didn’t want to write mainstream pop music, and we also didn’t want to write specifically Indie Rock. We wanted to land right in the sweet spot between the two and write music that had the alternative influenced with the polished sound of pop. This is something The Cure accomplished long ago. They are a big inspiration to us."

Read the rest of the interview about Blue Heaven in The Frederick Local!

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With Silent Old Mtns.

Nathan Kalish (American Storyteller)
Oct
15
9:30 pm21:30

Nathan Kalish (American Storyteller)

Nathan Kalish is a storyteller, songwriter and lifelong traveler. After being moved around his entire childhood, as an adult he has found a permanent home on the highway. After his last 3 year stint touring with his American roots band Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers, and before that 3 years as drummer, guitarist and bassist for Deadstring Brothers (Bloodshot Records),  he is continuing to tour solo while focusing on songwriting and playing more for intimate listening and storyteller sets in contrast to his previous full band shows. You can catch him playing songs from his past 7 studio albums coast to coast while he is also promoting his latest album "Continental Breakfast of Champions".

"It’s the real, true-to-life version of forgotten America that songwriter Nathan Kalish and The Lastcallers sing about in their new album Continental Breakfast of Champions; not some fairy tale to help prop up a false sense of escapism for bored suburbanites." -Saving Country Music.com.

 

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With Rodney the Pie Man.

Rodney "The Pie Man" (Runner up on The Food Network's "Food Network Star"
Oct
15
9:30 pm21:30

Rodney "The Pie Man" (Runner up on The Food Network's "Food Network Star"

Rodney "The Pie Man" Henry is known for fronting Baltimore's own "Glenmont Popes," as well as founding Dangerously Delicious Pies over ten years ago. In addition, Rodney earned the runner up slot on The Food Network's "Food Network Star." Rodney "The Pieman" will be traveling solo on this tour, singing and strumming, while he is accompanied by a film crew who is creating a documentary on him.

With Nathan Kalish of Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers. Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm.

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Oct
16
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who your going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! 9:30 pm | 21 and up

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Oct
17
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!

Chris Ross & The North (Outstanding Pop Rock. Listen and trust us.)
Oct
19
9:30 pm21:30

Chris Ross & The North (Outstanding Pop Rock. Listen and trust us.)

“The world Ross describes in his songs is one that’s probably very familiar to the devoted fanbase he’s developed over the years; hard-drinking, hard-working, honest, wry, and, hidden behind a tough exterior, a well of intelligence and emotional depth.”

- Bangor Daily News

“Young Once is pure Americana. Fans of Zac Brown Band, Jason Isbell, John Hiatt, and storytellers of similar ilk, will find this album and act most appealling.”

- Bluebird Reviews

“I love his lyrics, the imagery he can raise from a simple phrase, and the range of emotion he can sift through in his vocals, moving from grit to yearn to complete abandon.”

- Maine Music News

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

Future Sound (Electronic Dance Music)
Oct
20
9:30 pm21:30

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.

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.

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Oct
23
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who your going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! 9:30 | 21 and up.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Oct
24
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 Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)
Oct
26
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.

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Oct
28
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 Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Oct
30
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who your going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Oct
31
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 Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Nov
6
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who your going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! 9:30 | 21 and up.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Nov
7
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 Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Nov
13
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who your going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! 9:30 | 21 and up.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Nov
14
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 Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Nov
20
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who your going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! 9:30 | 21 and up.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Nov
21
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 Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Nov
27
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who your going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! 9:30 | 21 and up.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Nov
28
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 Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Dec
4
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who you're going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! 9:30 | 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!

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Dec
11
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who your going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! 9:30 | 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 Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Dec
18
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who your going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! 9:30 | 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!

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!

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Jan
1
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who you're going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! 9:30 pm | 21 and up


The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)
Sep
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. 21 and up.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Sep
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!

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins
Sep
25
9:30 pm21:30

The Sunday Sessions w/ E.J. Atkins

Come join us every Sunday to see who drops in to play together. We invite musicians of all levels and backgrounds to come "sit-in" and play with us. Bring your musical ideas and aspirations because you never know who your going to meet. Don't forget every Sunday is industry night, and Cafe Nola has agreed to extend the same discount to musicians as well. Industry discount will be 25% off.  We will see you there! 9:30 pm | 21 and up

Metal Night feat. D.M.T., Queen Wolf, and Dee Calhoun
Sep
24
9:30 pm21:30

Metal Night feat. D.M.T., Queen Wolf, and Dee Calhoun

Dark Music Theory-
Local Rock & Roll supergroup featuring members of Earthride, Church Of Misery, Beelzefuzz, Faith In Jane, Nagato and Akris
https://www.facebook.com/Dark-Music-Theory-193502657687771/

Queen Wolf-
Baltimore Rock & Roll for fans of Queens of The Stone Age!
https://queenwolf.bandcamp.com/

Dee Calhoun-
The voice of Doom metal legends, Iron Man doing a set of his solo material!
https://soundcloud.com/argonautarecords/sets/dee-calhoun-rotgut-full-album

Gonna be a fun night! RSVP on the official FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1663237587335999/
5$ 21+
Bring $$$ for merch and tip your bartenders!

Joy on Fire (Punk Jazz/Fuzz Rock)
Sep
23
9:30 pm21:30

Joy on Fire (Punk Jazz/Fuzz Rock)

Joy on Fire, a sax/bass/drum rock trio, originally formed in Baltimore, MD in 2009 and has since played up and down the East coast, including gigs at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lounge, SoWeBo Fest and Windup Space in Baltimore, The Purple Fiddle in West Virginia, the Blind Tiger and Asheville Music Hall in North Carolina, and this summer, the group hosted a month-long residency in New York’s pristine Hudson Valley at The Winery at St. George, a 19th century church that was recently converted to a bar and music venue.  Now based in Greensboro, NC, Joy on Fire is recording its second album of Black Sabbath meets Eric Dolphy inspired “punk-jazz fuzz-rock,” entitled You Will Awaken Now.

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

Fermi's Paradox (Progressive Jazz-Rock)
Sep
21
9:30 pm21:30

Fermi's Paradox (Progressive Jazz-Rock)

Fermi's Paradox is a progressive jazz-rock band from Frederick, MD. They are comprised of lead singer and guitarist Diego Retana, guitarist, Alex Taylor, bassist, Dan Rynders, and drummer, Collin Shreeves. Give them a listen www.facebook.com/Fermisparadox or FermisParadoxBand.com. Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Sep
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!

My Friday Anthem (Post Alt Indie)
Sep
17
9:30 pm21:30

My Friday Anthem (Post Alt Indie)

"In an average life, most of the time things just blend together. But every now and then something happens, maybe even just a thought, or an event we witness. That's where we write from, that place in our mind that is provoked." For fans of (FFO) Weezer, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Joy Division, Bloc Party, Nothing, At The Drive In, Jawbreaker, Title Fight. More info about the band available at www.myfridayanthem.com

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

 

Cheshi (Dark Indie Rock)
Sep
17
9:30 pm21:30

Cheshi (Dark Indie Rock)

In life, and as a musicians, we seek to understand a deeper part of the individual “self”’ in connection with the world as a whole. Cheshi attempts to understand the way that we, as humans, desecrate or enhance the world and ourselves; regularly questioning the connection humans have with god and spirituality. Their songs don’t try to answer anything. Their goal would be that the audience would be inspired and motivated to question more about their own habitualized American lifestyles.

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. Photo credit Angela Laurienzo.

SPIRITS (Indie Pop Rock)
Sep
17
9:30 pm21:30

SPIRITS (Indie Pop Rock)

"We're all crazy people and making music helps. Write it down and reinvent the pain." With Cheshi and My Friday Anthem. Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up.

 

The Dawn Drapes (Alternative Indie Rock Trio)
Sep
16
9:30 pm21:30

The Dawn Drapes (Alternative Indie Rock Trio)

The Dawn Drapes are an alternative indie rock trio based in Harrisonburg VA. After playing together in various projects in both the Washington DC and Harrisonburg, VA music scenes, friends Michael Sanzo, Daniel Rice and Eggy Gorman formed the group in late 2012. The band are self-described as:

“Lyrically conscience shimmering rock and roll with a devastating groove.”

While well known in the up and coming Harrisonburg, VA music scene, the band is quickly covering lots of ground up and down the East coast, captivating audiences from New England down through the American south and everywhere in between. In the fall of 2013 the band headed into Blue Sprocket Sound in Harrisonburg to work on their debut release She, which includes six original tracks showcasing the band’s songwriting and musical talent. Since the release, She has received a wave of positive reviews:
“The disc opens with the dark, progressive bounce of “Ezra.” Brilliant, influential oddities of Steely Dan, Carole King and The National flash across my memory banks as I listen to this stark and arabesque journey to the center of their minds.” – John Pfeiffer – Shoreworld, Asbury Park, NJ

“Clocking in at a little over 28 minutes, She washes over the listener like a concise vivid dream that lingers for the rest of the day. All told, The Dawn Drapes have created a mature piece of art that is remarkably clear in its vision for a debut album” – Mike Schoeffel – The Dominion Collective, Harrisonburg, VA

“It is always a pleasure to listen to high quality music that does not cross that pretentious edge, but instead has thought behind it all that moves it beyond the ordinary boundaries of rock music.” – David Hintz – DC Rock Live, Washington, DC

Moving forward The Dawn Drapes will continue to bring their unique brand of music to the masses, entertaining audiences throughout the east coast and expanding into the universe.

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

Future Sound (Electronic Dance Music)
Sep
15
9:30 pm21:30

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.

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. You *must* be 21+ with proper ID.

Wednesday Friendsday (Rotating Cast of Local Talent)
Sep
14
9:30 pm21:30

Wednesday Friendsday (Rotating Cast of Local Talent)

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
Sep
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!

Kuf-Knotz (Hip Hop)
Sep
10
9:30 pm21:30

Kuf-Knotz (Hip Hop)

Kuf Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists. No musical territory goes unexplored when it comes to Kuf, and it is this attitude that has led him to open for top acts - Ms Lauryn Hill, Robert Glasper, THE ROOTS, The Wailers, Common,  Robert Randolph, Arrested Development, RED BARAAT, Inspectah Deck, Amos Lee, Steel Pulse, ZAC DEPUTY, Josh Ritter,  Bone Thugs & Harmony, Soulive  & RISING APPALCHIA to name a few.

 

The new album by Philadelphia- and Brooklyn-based artist Kuf Knotz — pushes the boundaries of hip-hop.

“My music’s always had a pretty broad spectrum as far as influences go,” he says. “It feels really natural to blend genres. I’ve always just felt that music is music.”

 

Inspired to take his own indie-progressive style to the next level, Kuf began work on a collection of upbeat, feel-good music. “I felt like it was important and it was needed in hip-hop,” Kuf says. Armed with his songs, he headed for Amsterdam. The change of scenery allowed him to focus on A Positive Light  — his first album in more than three years — Kuf teamed with artists like Hanyo van Oosterom, who added live production (NL), Omar Ka, Ntjam Rosie & Tess Garthe' who added vocals & and Mark Gademan(NL) , who mixed the entire album.

 

Kuf volunteers his time for WXPN’s Musicians On Call program, bringing live music to the bedsides of patients through weekly programs at six area hospitals.

 

In late 2012 Kuf Knotz relocated and now resides in NYC. 

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With Joint Effort Collective.

Joint Effort Collective (Hip Hop)
Sep
10
9:30 pm21:30

Joint Effort Collective (Hip Hop)

The Joint Effort Collective is a collaboration of artists with similar tastes and playing styles. Comprised mainly (but not exclusively) of lyricist and vocalist Poetic Endurance, vocalist and guitarist Mary El, and members of the bands SoulXchange, and Joint Effort, the JEC is sure to please any crowd. Their live show includes an array of genres from Hip Hop to Blues Rock, Funk, and Jazz. This mix of musicians provides an incredible and fun experience every time.

Neil Durr (Guitar/Vocalist) and Evan Durr (Bassist) grew up in a musically enriched household and mastered several instruments (guitar,bass,drums,keyboard) at early ages. Because they have played together since childhood, they have always had a musical chemistry that is unparalleled. As friends in high school, the Durr brothers had known Poetic Endurance (P.E., Lyricist) for over 5 years before they finally put their mutual affinity for music together to create the Joint Effort.

Mixing the lyrical rhythms of P.E. to blues riffs, with intricate drum and bass rhythms of the band. Their live performance appeal creates an unmistakable energy that can get any venue bobbing their heads, up out of their seats, and onto the dance floor.

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm.

Run come see (Trio from D.C. with a vocal POWERHOUSE)
Sep
9
9:30 pm21:30

Run come see (Trio from D.C. with a vocal POWERHOUSE)

Run Come See is a new project of DMV musicians Lauren Calve (slide guitar/vox), John Figura (guitar/vox), and Tom Liddle (upright bass/vox). Each bringing their own sensibilities of roots music to the band, Run Come See is a distillation of soulful blues, rock, and country. Join them as they explore their shared love of Americana.

 

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm.

 

Jack Funk (Funk!)
Sep
7
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.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Sep
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!

The Dirty Middle (Blues Pop Rock)
Sep
3
9:30 pm21:30

The Dirty Middle (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.

The North Country (Americana Roots with Psychedelic Tones and Colors)
Sep
2
9:30 pm21:30

The North Country (Americana Roots with Psychedelic Tones and Colors)

the north country is...

A musical collective fronted by songwriter Andrew Grossman. 

Compelling songwriting and tasteful musicianship are the pillars on which The North Country stands. Over the band’s five years in Washington, DC’s freshly reborn DIY scene they’ve forged a reputation for colorful and raucous shows. Drawing initially from roots Americana music, The North Country take things a step further, weaving a vivid web of psychedelic tones and colors into their sound that are both distinct and invitingly familiar.

In an age of disposable music The North Country are built to last, with rich musical and lyrical ideas wrapped up in catchy melodies. Lead singer and songwriter, Andrew Grossman, elaborates, "I think disposability is something that we unfortunately value in our culture today. A lot of the things we consume reflect this; it’s meant to be used once then thrown away. A lot of music I believe is made in this way as well. I don’t ever want to make something that’s disposable. I want all of our music to be something that someone would want to listen to over and over again and form a relationship with."

As big believers that context shapes content, The North Country are happy to have their roots planted in DC’s vibrant DIY scene. The band draws much of their creative mojo from the Bathtub Republic, the house venue, artist collective, and general epicenter of DC freakdom that band calls home base.

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With openers The Dirty Middle.

Community Center (Chamber Rock from Bmore)
Sep
2
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.

Purrer (Baltimore Sparkle Sludge)
Aug
31
9:30 pm21:30

Purrer (Baltimore Sparkle Sludge)

Amanda Glasser writes songs and plays them.
It is a very special thing to see, Amanda Glasser and her songs.
She only has enough hands to play one guitar though, and one mouth for singing real genuine and true, so she got Jarrett Gilgore and Jon Birkholz who also have hands and intstruments and the hands made a band and now the songs are purrer. They are loud. They are dreamy. For fans of Pearl and the Beard and indie rock and pretty things.

https://friendsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/purrer-ep
https://m.facebook.com/purrrrer

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With The Fun Boys.

The Fun Boys Cocktail Hour(s) (Genre: Theatrical Rowdy Sexual Music)
Aug
31
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

Open Mic
Aug
29
9:00 pm21:00

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 Maryland beer!

Israel Creek (Harmonious Bluegrass/Folk)
Aug
27
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.

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Aug
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.

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

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)
Aug
24
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. 21 and up.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Aug
22
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!