DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Apr
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.

Blue Heaven (Dream Pop)
Apr
29
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.

 

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday!)
May
1
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday!)

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. Kitchen open til 9:30 pm!

ZIG ZAG Official "L.unar S.pace D.omicile" Release Party!
May
4
9:30 pm21:30

ZIG ZAG Official "L.unar S.pace D.omicile" Release Party!

ZIG ZAG is an American "Psychedelic Hip Hop" artist who was born in Wildwood, NJ. In December of 2014, he released his sophomore mixtape titled "Darkside". This mixtape birthed the "Reloaded" music video, as well as opened the door for ZIG ZAG to truly begin performing live and traveling. To date, ZIG ZAG has performed in NJ, WV, PA, NY and MD, with talks of a Mini-Tour in 2017!

New God (Wizard Pop)
May
5
9:30 pm21:30

New God (Wizard Pop)

New God is a Wizard Pop two-piece from Baltimore, Maryland, USA consisting of brothers Curt and Kenny Tompkins. Their debut LP, Motorcar, was over 5 years in the making and was released in 2012 to much critical praise. The follow up, 2014's "Firework", was written and partially recorded in an abandoned racquetball court and released via Yellow K Records. New God have recently begun work on their third full-length album will be touring in support of "Firework" throughout 2015.

"New God's Firework Celebrates the Childhood Joys of Summer"  - NPR
"Out of this World"  -Magnet Magazine

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

Jack Funk (Funk!)
May
6
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! (Every Monday Night!)
May
8
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. Kitchen open til 9:30 pm!

One Blue Night (Country & Americana)
May
11
9:30 pm21:30

One Blue Night (Country & Americana)

One Blue Night is Washington, DC based band specializing in Americana, country, and bluegrass music showcasing sweet vocal harmonies and dynamic instrumental work. One Blue Night consists of Michelle Hannan on rhythm guitar and lead/harmony vocals, Jason Hannan on bass and lead/harmony vocals, Howard Parker on pedal steel guitar and harmony vocals, Brent Progecene on lead guitar, and Tom Stone on drums. One Blue Night plays in a variety of configurations, ranging from our full band to an acoustic duo.

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

Fractal Cat
May
12
9:30 pm21:30

Fractal Cat

Baltimore’s Fractal Cat writes and performs music influenced by the classic decades of rock ‘n’ roll, from Buddy Holly to Smokey Robinson to Syd Barrett. As a seven-piece psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll band with horns and strings, or as an acoustic trio, the band combines multipart harmonies with lyrical themes combining social commentary and mysticism. The band released The Tower, its third album of all-original material, live in studio at WTMD Radio, Baltimore in early 2017. That station also named “Tryptide” from the band’s previous album Lovingkind one of the top 14 Baltimore songs of 2014. 

In 2016, Fractal Cat was featured in the “Maryland Music” documentary presented by Maryland Public Television. The group and its side projects perform at dozens of clubs and festivals in the Baltimore region and beyond, sharing bills with local, regional, and national acts of all stripes.

Hey Guy (featuring Boris from Gogol Bordello)
May
12
9:30 pm21:30

Hey Guy (featuring Boris from Gogol Bordello)

After hundreds of raucous, theatrical and certainly memorable shows spanning the globe, Boris Pelekh, guitarist of Gogol Bordello hits the road with his side-project and provocative new band Hey Guy.

Keeping with an expressive sonic approach and stage presence the aptly named Hey Guy is as bold and memorable as their name; a modern rock act with equal parts ferocity and finesse.Their catchy songs are cunningly layered, exhibiting a knack for uncanny melodies coupled with fierce riffs and sprawling atmospherics. With that Hey Guy will be touring their self titled EP (Hey Guy III) which delivers a spectrum of innovative and genre bending songs... Imagine if the Beach Boys jammed with Queens of the Stone Age...and you've got a party courtesy of Hey Guy.

Swag On
May
13
9:30 pm21:30

Swag On

That’s right, Velvet Lounge + DJ Babylon are back to throwing killer parties. Velvet Lounge is going to be transforming Nola into neon paradise and DJ Babylon will be on the ones and twos all night. Best part about Swag On? Is the SWAAAAAG!! So LADIES roll up early because the first thirty girls in the door will be receiving swag bags filled with goodies from Velvet Lounge, a summer mix made by DJ Babylon himself, and other awesome gear from Follow The Leader and Classic Electric Tattoo & Body Piercing.  Dudes, don’t worry because we are also going to be giving out neon sunglasses to the first fifty people in. 

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday Night!)
May
15
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. Kitchen open til 9:30 pm!

Future Sound
May
18
9:30 pm21:30

Future Sound

Future Sound is a monthly event in Frederick, MD that presents a wide variety of regional electronic music talent in a chill social environment. Established in 2011, it is the longest-running monthly event of its kind in the mid-Atlantic U.S.

While we occasionally host national and international talent, we take the most pride in giving a stage to up-and-coming DJs and producers. We are all about pushing musical boundaries, breaking new talent, and substance over style.

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 and admission is typically $3. You *must* be 21+ with proper ID.

The Derailleurs
May
19
9:30 pm21:30

The Derailleurs

Specializing in break-neck guitar and ol' timey groove, The Derailleurs are an acoustic group performing the music of 1920s and 30s Europe and the Americas. The band features: Ken Bussey (guitar), Dwayne Brooke (guitar), Jacob Smith (accordion/sax), Matthew Lewis (bass), and Trent Renshaw (drums). Come enjoy The Derailleurs perform the music of speakeasies, cabarets and dance halls from a time where hooch was cheap and you could dance all night!

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
May
22
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. Kitchen open til 9:30 pm!

Lost Keys
May
25
9:30 pm21:30

Lost Keys

Since appearing on the local music scene early 2015, Maryland-based group Lost Keys have
introduced listeners to a homegrown style of pop/rock, R&B, and soul only a band of well-
seasoned musicians can deliver. Aside from a successful year-long residency at The Cellar Door
Restaurant in Frederick, MD, Lost Keys have captured audiences through engaging appearances
and notable performances such as opening for The Corey Harris Band (blues music legend), 
Artscape 2016, Sowebo 2016, The Great Frederick Fair, as well as winning at the Hard Rock
Cafe Soundoff Live Competition and an appearance on WHAG television news. 
Lost Keys have also kept busy performing at breweries, clubs, private events and venues of
various styles. Through an endless catalogue of popular music spanning various decades
(as well as original material), Lost Keys are prepared to entertain listeners for an evening of
engaging music and nostalgia. 

Lost Keys have finished recording their first studio release, “The Revival EP” with a release date
of February 10, 2017.

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
May
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.

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday Night!)
May
29
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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


Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Apr
24
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. Kitchen open til 9:30 pm!

Joy on Fire (Punk Jazz/Fuzz Rock)
Apr
22
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.

3rd Grade Friends (Mathrock meets Chaotic Punk + Throwback Prog solos)
Apr
22
9:30 pm21:30

3rd Grade Friends (Mathrock meets Chaotic Punk + Throwback Prog solos)

3rd Grade Friends is a power duo appropriately composed of third grade friends, Rob and Joe. Rob’s polyrhythmic drums sync perfectly with Joe’s hypnotic guitar work proving both are masters of their instruments. Their music is a juxtaposition of structured mathrock and chaotic punk, combined with long spacey throw back prog solos. And none of this will make sense, but when you see the chemistry of these old friends and combine it with the elementary school themed song names, you’ll laugh and cry as you remember recess with your old friends. Maybe you’ll call those old playground pals, meet up and discuss the old days, rekindling a friendship you both once forgot. And then you can look back and say “it was all thanks to 3rd Grade Friends”. - Eric Disque, Spiritual Advisor

Third Grade Friends are Joe Martin (doorman at the Metropolitan, Northernmost) and Robin Eckman (Pompeii Graffiti, Softeyes, Elder Statesmen, soihadto, hONe) who met in third grade in the 80s on the playground. In the late 90s they met up again and formed an improv/experimental band, Herd of Wookies which frequently played Annapolis and Baltimore. Now the 10s they reunite again to shoot music from the hip and blow the smoke from the instruments.


Remember what your doodles on the side of your notes in school looked like? Well that's how they sound.

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

Community Center (Chamber Rock from Bmore)
Apr
21
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.

Future Sound
Apr
20
9:30 pm21:30

Future Sound

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

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

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

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

 

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday Night!)
Apr
17
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

Gin Rickys (Pop Blues/Jazz/Swing)
Apr
15
9:30 pm21:30

Gin Rickys (Pop Blues/Jazz/Swing)

Based out of Frederick, The Gin Rickys infuse Swing, Jazz & Blues all into one enjoyable cocktail. With opener Stefan Edward.

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

https://www.theginrickys.com/

Stefan Edward (Folk/Rock)
Apr
15
9:30 pm21:30

Stefan Edward (Folk/Rock)

"Stephan Edward is the latest in the pantheon of singer/songwriters hailing from the well established music scene in Frederick, MD. Not satisfied with the traditional structure of the entertainment industry, Stephan decided to blaze his own trail, in true DIY fashion.

With a sound that's reminiscent of independent trailblazers like Tim Buckley and Dispatch, Stephan is a thoughtful lyricist. Add to that the catchy melodies and self contained foot-tapping rhythms that drive the lyrics, and you've end up with a solo artist that can keep a room captivated."

Supporting The Gin Rickys. Doors 9:30 | Music 10pm. 21 and up.

Silent Old Mtns (Theatrical Indie Folk Rock with Exceptional Songwriting)
Apr
14
9:30 am09:30

Silent Old Mtns (Theatrical Indie Folk Rock with 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.

Run Come See (Trio from D.C. with a vocal POWERHOUSE)
Apr
13
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. 21 and up.

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday Night!)
Apr
10
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

Dapp (3 piece Funk-Rock from Philly!)
Apr
8
9:30 pm21:30

Dapp (3 piece 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.

Megan Jean & The KFB (A Voice Like The Devil Herself)
Apr
7
9:30 pm21:30

Megan Jean & The KFB (A Voice Like The Devil Herself)

Hard-touring, foot-stompin', guitar beatin, upright lickin, washboard scratchin,' banjo pickin' madness with 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.
 

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Apr
3
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)
Apr
1
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.

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Mar
31
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.

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Evry Monday Night!)
Mar
27
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Evry Monday Night!)

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

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

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

DJ Babylon (Reggae!)
Mar
25
9:30 pm21:30

DJ Babylon (Reggae!)

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.

Wings That Buzz (Indie Folk Singer Songwriter from PA)
Mar
24
9:30 pm21:30

Wings That Buzz (Indie Folk Singer Songwriter from PA)

Wings That Buzz is an all original band from Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Their unique blend of strong melodies, warm textures, and toe-tapping rhythms are both fresh and familiar. Fluid, energetic music and thought-provoking lyrics, about the joys and struggles of life, combine to create an uplifting sound that aims to inspire the listener and is as likely to get you moving too.

They have released two full length albums, "Aloft" and "My Beaten Heart". They are also very excited to continue introducing their music to the public through live performances and via the internet. Currently, they continue to write and compile new material for their third album.

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday night!)
Mar
20
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday night!)

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

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

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

Lost Keys (MD-based R&B, jazz, blues)
Mar
17
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.

Future Sound: Grime Sugar Takeover (Electronic Dance Music)
Mar
16
9:30 pm21:30

Future Sound: Grime Sugar Takeover (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.

If you've been around the electronic music scene in this area for any time at all, you know that Grime Sugar's underground parties are legendary. The previous two Grime Sugar takeovers of Future Sound were full-throttle bangers - some of the biggest, most energetic crowds we've ever had. This year promises to be just as big as the past ones, if not bigger.

Appearing this month:

NOISTEK
Drum & bass
https://soundcloud.com/noistek

MYKE NYCE
House, breaks, twerk, trap, hip-hop, turntablism
http://www.facebook.com/djmykenyce
https://soundcloud.com/djmykenyce75
https://twitter.com/dj_myke_nyce

STREET SHAMAN
House, electro, glitch-hop, drum & bass, breakbeat, more
https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaKillerSMK/

Hosted by Vegas White.

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 - February 2017 page or subscribe to their events calendar.

To follow Grime Sugar on Facebook go here: GRIME SUGAR

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday night!)
Mar
13
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic! (Every Monday night!)

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

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

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

Seneca (formerly Smoke N Mangos) Genre: Psychedelic & Indie Rock
Mar
11
9:30 pm21:30

Seneca (formerly Smoke N Mangos) Genre: Psychedelic & Indie Rock

Smoke n' Mangos is a 5 piece band of friends from Poolesville, MD. Smoke n' Mangos play psychedelic and indie rock music on a mix of traditional and rock instruments. Fans of Wilco, Trampled By Turtles, The Beatles, and The Band will enjoy the attention to sonic detail in combination with the free flowing style.

They have opened for GRAMMY nominated and nationally touring artists, played the Vans Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilllion, recorded three albums, recieved radio play up and down the East Coast, all while becoming best friends in the process. Being fans of just about all genres of music, the band has worked hard to create a repetoire where anyone in the crowd of any age or musical background can find something to enjoy. Praised by Examiner.com for playing a show marked by "an impressive range," "high spirits, and strong playing," Smoke n' Mangos gives every performance their all and never fails to let their fans know how much they mean.

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

DoubleMotorcycle (Indie Rock)
Mar
10
9:30 pm21:30

DoubleMotorcycle (Indie Rock)

You know them from their other projects-Joe Jalette of Silent Old Mtns. and Seaknuckle and Jonathan Phelps from Seaknuckle. Colin McGuire is the man behind Frederick Playlist and the Local Music Showcase at the Weinberg. Come check out their band for their Nola debut! Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With The Milestones and Tuff Junior.

Give 'em a preemptive listen: https://doublemotorcycle.bandcamp.com/

Tuff Junior (Indie Rock feat. members of Heavy Lights & Old Indian!)
Mar
10
9:30 pm21:30

Tuff Junior (Indie Rock feat. members of Heavy Lights & Old Indian!)

Tuff Junior is a rock and roll collaboration between Cory Springirth and Derek Salazar (formerly from respected local bands Old Indian and Heavy Lights). Following the dissolution of each of their previous bands in 2016, time and space was created to work on a project together.

Cory - Guitar / Vocals Derek - Drums / Vocals

This is going to be a very special show.

The Milestones
www.milestonesofficial.com
The Baltimore boys, by way of Frederick are back in town.

Tuff Junior
Evan Mark Cory's (Old Indian) and members of Heavy Lights new indie-rock band.
New music on the way!

DoubleMotorcycle
https://doublemotorcycle.bandcamp.com/
- Joe Jalette, Jonathan Phelps, & Colin McGuire of Frederick Playlist ♥ ♥ ♥

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

The Milestones (Bmore rock by way of Frederick first)
Mar
10
9:30 pm21:30

The Milestones (Bmore rock by way of Frederick first)

Rock music gets compartmentalized a lot. Punk, Indie, Classic, Grunge – some bands define one particular genre and others are able to mix and mingle the differing characteristics of each. The Milestones give us music that meshes the best qualities of each genre and provide us with solid rock sounds that doesn’t need it’s own specific category. They’re a little bit in-your-face like punk, they’re a little growly like grunge, and they get you moving like indie-dance rock.

The Milestones are a quartet based out of Baltimore, Maryland and got their start in 2014 playing around the local scene. Their EP, Old Souls, was released that same year. They released their sophomore EP, Honey, this year.

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


The Milestones
www.milestonesofficial.com
The Baltimore boys, by way of Frederick are back in town.

Tuff Junior
Evan Mark Cory's (Old Indian) and members of Heavy Lights new indie-rock band.
New music on the way!

DoubleMotorcycle
https://doublemotorcycle.bandcamp.com/
- Joe Jalette, Jonathan Phelps, & Colin McGuire of Frederick Playlist ♥ ♥ ♥