The YeahTones
Aug
24
9:30pm 9:30pm

The YeahTones

The YeahTones is the tenacious rock ‘n’ roll brain-child of bandleader and frontman Jake Pinto.

Born of a natural healer and a business schemer (read: Florida man), Pinto’s deep-rooted lust for “peaceful” resistance has been long in the making.

In 2012, Jake graduated from private university with a degree in music, thousands of dollars in debt and an ample angst for the injustices of the world. Plagued by the typical anger and isolation of a 20 something New Yorker, Jake set aside his pricey jazz education in search of a new more liberating form of expression, enter The YeahTones.

On stage The YeahTones explode with punk energy to deliver the straightforward anguish of Jake’s unassuming songwriting. The band makes audiences thrash and scream then hands out a goody bag of catchy riffs and melodies to take home for later. They do all of this while wearing matching outfits.

The Brooklyn-based band’s debut record, Eviction Notice, released in October 2016 is the first presentation of their fearless, unpretentious rock ‘n’ roll. Keep an eye out for The YeahTones at a rock’n roll bar near you.

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DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Aug
25
9:30pm 9:30pm

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

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

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

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Mary El & SoulXchange
Aug
26
9:30pm 9:30pm

Mary El & SoulXchange

"Coming with a siren's voice and wielding a soulful guitar, Mary-eL brings a blend of original music steeped in the sounds of rock, r&b, soul and funk. It is sure to be a night full of searing rhythms and cutting leads as the sexy, sultry Polynesian phoenix lights up the stage!" - M.Joyce

Mary-eL is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Virginia by way of Indianapolis who's injecting edgy rock and soul into the DMV music scene. This Jill-of-all-trades has hosted her own radio show, acted in short films, co-hosted local TV programs, is a highly sought-after studio session vocalist, and is well known for her energetic stage presence.


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

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Aug
28
9:30pm 9:30pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Aug
30
9:30pm 9:30pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

Every Wednesday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best trivia night in town. Come share your knowledge in a warm and encouraging environment.
Sign up at 9pm

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

"Three shall be the number thou shall count, and the number of the counting shall be three."

$3 Truth Draft
$3 PBR
$3 Punch
$3 Infusion Shots
$6 Infusion Drinks

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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One Blue Night (Country & Americana)
Sep
1
9:30pm 9:30pm

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

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Mr. Husband
Sep
2
9:30pm 9:30pm

Mr. Husband

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Sep
4
9:30pm 9:30pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Sep
6
9:30pm 9:30pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

Every Wednesday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best trivia night in town. Come share your knowledge in a warm and encouraging environment.
Sign up at 9pm

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

"Three shall be the number thou shall count, and the number of the counting shall be three."

$3 Truth Draft
$3 PBR
$3 Punch
$3 Infusion Shots
$6 Infusion Drinks

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)
Sep
8
9:30pm 9:30pm

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)

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!

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

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Time Columns
Sep
9
9:30pm 9:30pm

Time Columns

"In 2015 they are back and one thing is for certain: their new material is top notch...Time Columns have clearly returned with a lot of force" -Fecking Bahamas

"These songs either snap or roar depending on how the band plays off each other...This is all quite brilliant and the crowd seems to sense that little bit extra that these guys have. This band is well worth your attention." -DC Rock Live

"Mana by Time Columns is a bizarre, gutsy, beautiful and downright masterfully crafted album...that absolutely shines amidst a sea of unsuccessful underground post-rock, avant-garde and experimental music. Count this one as a serious landmark" -The Silver Tongue

"I fell in love with this band...Time Columns is the pure essence of essential musicianship...It's moody, dark, progressive, and catchy...Best album all year" -Independent Feedback

"Their music is powerful post-rock done in a friendly and welcoming manner. The influences are literally everywhere on this album...I really feel like 'Mana' should appeal to a wide array of fans" -Postrockstar

"Time Columns...is like a child Hercules, packing a serious punch in a bite-sized morsel...impressing me with its ability to go from chaotic and calm and back...Follow this band now, they WILL take off." 
-Is This Revolutionary

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Sep
11
9:30pm 9:30pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Sep
13
9:30pm 9:30pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

Every Wednesday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best trivia night in town. Come share your knowledge in a warm and encouraging environment.
Sign up at 9pm

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

"Three shall be the number thou shall count, and the number of the counting shall be three."

$3 Truth Draft
$3 PBR
$3 Punch
$3 Infusion Shots
$6 Infusion Drinks

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Sloth Herder/Graver/Night/The Dissociated
Sep
16
9:30pm 9:30pm

Sloth Herder/Graver/Night/The Dissociated

Sloth Herder: Kicking off a week-long tour following Friday performance at Shadow Woods Metal Fest. Underground Powerslob from the bowels of the Mid-Atlantic.


Night: Atmospheric Post-Rock/Metal grooves from York, PA

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Graver: Indie Rock for Sad Dads from Baltimore, MD

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The Dissociated: Toe-tapping Classic Metal shredderz, Frederick's finest.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Sep
18
9:30pm 9:30pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Sep
20
9:30pm 9:30pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

Every Wednesday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best trivia night in town. Come share your knowledge in a warm and encouraging environment.
Sign up at 9pm

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

"Three shall be the number thou shall count, and the number of the counting shall be three."

$3 Truth Draft
$3 PBR
$3 Punch
$3 Infusion Shots
$6 Infusion Drinks

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Future Sound
Sep
21
9:30pm 9:30pm

Future Sound

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

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

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

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

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Aug
23
9:30pm 9:30pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

Every Wednesday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best trivia night in town. Come share your knowledge in a warm and encouraging environment.
Sign up at 9pm

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

"Three shall be the number thou shall count, and the number of the counting shall be three."

$3 Truth Draft
$3 PBR
$3 Punch
$3 Infusion Shots
$6 Infusion Drinks

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Aug
21
9:30pm 9:30pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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The Dirty Middle
Aug
19
9:30pm 9:30pm

The Dirty Middle

Genre: 'blues pop rock'

The Dirty Middle are Adrienne Smith, Justin Ehrlich, Matt Felipe and Mike ‘Ponyboy Blues’ Joyce. From Frederick and Gaithersburg MD, this group will be sure to get your feet moving to the groove. A self-described blues rock band, The Dirty Middle performs original music as well as covers ranging from Junior Wells to Alabama Shakes and the Grateful Dead. Started in a bar four years ago as an acoustic act, the gang needed that something extra to really kick the music into gear thus adding bass and drums. The band’s name is an original socioeconomic play on words. Think of everything in our lives as a bell-curve — pretty poor on one side and pretty rich on one side — hardworking on both sides. But they’re right in the dirty middle, not doing too great and not doing too bad. Kind of just Average Joes every day that are getting things done.  This blurb from Subversive Zine out of Frederick MD truly says it all: Blues and Americana mesh with a certain edginess. It’s roots rock without limits or stiffness from too much structure. 

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

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

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DJ Babylon
Aug
18
9:30pm 9:30pm

DJ Babylon

Run The Trap Vol.2 Celebrating the last 20 years of Trap Rap


Follow The Leader, a local fashion & culture hub, is presenting DJ Babylon's #RUNTHETRAP. This concept is new to Nola and stems from the connection of Babylon and Follow The Leaders love for music and local collaboration.

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Future Sound
Aug
17
9:30pm 9:30pm

Future Sound

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

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

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

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

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Aug
16
9:30pm 9:30pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

Every Wednesday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best trivia night in town. Come share your knowledge in a warm and encouraging environment.
Sign up at 9pm

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

"Three shall be the number thou shall count, and the number of the counting shall be three."

$3 Truth Draft
$3 PBR
$3 Punch
$3 Infusion Shots
$6 Infusion Drinks

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Aug
14
9:30pm 9:30pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Tomato Dodgers! with Apollo's Din!
Aug
12
9:30pm 9:30pm

Tomato Dodgers! with Apollo's Din!

Tomato Dodgers are an action-funk rock and roll band from College Park, Maryland, right outside the nation's capitol. They've steadily built up a fascinated following across the east coast, with dynamic and strange participatory performances that blur the line between stage show and immersive art piece. They dance - they feed each other toast - they rap - they build doomsday devices onstage - and mostly they shred festivals and house shows like you or I might mow a lawn: with vigor and fierce skill.

Some bands come to make people sway gently in place. Tomato Dodgers come to impart a musical covenant as twisted and funky as the great black hole at the center of our solar system.

Tomato Dodgers have shared the stage with Martin O'Malley (really), Harry And The Potters, The Godz, Chain And The Gang, LIONIZE, You Bred Raptors?, Hop Along, Pinegrove, The Delta Saints, and more.

They will not rest until they perform on the moon.


Apollo's Din was created in early 2012 by frontman Alex Kushon. After recording and arranging music on his own for the beginning half of the year, Alex recruited his twin brother Jeremy to play drums. What was forged between them was a spontaneous and FRESH combustion of RAUNCH. What we think music should be!

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Night Watch Paradox
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Night Watch Paradox

Join us for the official “Pre-Party” of the Key City Steampunk Festival on Friday, August 11 starting at 7:30 PM with Night Watch Paradox taking the stage at 9:30 PM.

A theatrically inspired music troupe, Night Watch Paradox is musically, lyrically and visually evocative and brings the sights and sounds of a world where steam powered airships roam the skies and time travel is a recreational activity.  A place where both men and woman are equally capable, strong, intelligent and frequently mysterious. Imagine a talented collective of musicians, composers and artists who bring these visions to life in a unique steampunk inspired performance.  

Night Watch Paradox lyrics pay homage to 19th Century Baltimore history, all while offering their own twists or alternative versions.  Such examples are “The Admiral Fell”  a song about a steam-powered airship that helps defeat the British Navy in the War of 1812, “Mobtown Riot” which tells the story of the Pratt Street Riots of 1861, and “Henry Clemm” which speculates about the mysterious death of Edgar Allen Poe’s young cousin.

The music itself draws from a wide variety of styles including rock, jazz, Americana, Appalachian and Klezmer. With a lineup of electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, ukulele, flute, harmonica, accordion, cello and both female and male vocalists, Night Watch Paradox can easily evoke the proper mood from sombre to frenzied exuberance. The band has been compared to the Decemberists. Tap your toes, clap and sing along!

Night Watch Paradox has made their mark in the steampunk world since 2014 by performing every year at the Steampunk World’s Fair. Other notable performances have been Artscape, the Annapolis Fringe Fest, the Charm City Fringe Fest, the Atlas Intersections Festival in D.C. and the Arlington County Fair.

Whether you are fully initiated in the steampunk genre or are a complete novice to the concept, Night Watch Paradox is guaranteed to provide an evening of memorable entertainment and fun. If you play your cards right, may have experience a “more cowbell” moment. As always, steampunk attire is encouraged, but not required.

The Key City Steampunk Festival runs through the weekend and is hosted by Frederick’s own artist and maker-extraordinaire, Doc Stone. The Doc and his partner in shenanigans, Tobias McCurry from the Game Show Network’s reality show Steampunk’d, will be hobnobbing with the clientele along other local steampunk legends while Night Watch Paradox provides the musical entertainment for the evening.

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Native Harrow
Aug
10
9:30pm 9:30pm

Native Harrow

Raised in a 150 year old farmhouse 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia, songwriter Devin Tuel should have then made her way west, eventually landing in Laurel Canyon in say, 1967 or ’68. Were she not born 40+ years too late, her arrival in the Canyon would have beautifully placed her in both time and space at the exact location to understand and contextualize her music, her work, her trip. 

Instead, teenage Devin headed north, to New York City, where she spent formative years managing theater productions, working as a rock journalist, and making lattes and cappuccinos all over the island. She took in the city and began writing songs, drawing from the inspiration of her father’s record collection and the odd times and strange people around her. After 4 years in the city Devin returned to the woods and began writing and performing at open mics and songwriter rounds in the greater Philadelphia area. Releasing her debut EP Heavy Soul in July 2013, Tuel began a period of transition living for stretches of time back in New York, then out west in Denver, rural Pennsylvania, a return to Brooklyn, and now to Nashville where she has been for almost a year. During this time she began working under the name Native Harrow, a partnership with bassist/multi-instrumentalist Stephen Harms, and the duo produced/recorded her debut album Ghost, released June 27, 2015 and toured the Northeast and Southeast in 2014 and the Rocky Mountains in 2015. 

Devin’s music has always been informed most clearly by the music of late 60’s Laurel Canyon, from the folk rock choir of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and The Mamas and The Papas, to the psychedelic head trip of The Byrds and The Doors and the earth shattering confessions and investigations of Jackson Browne, James Taylor, and Devin’s first musical love, Joni Mitchell. This new record, Sorores, out June 2, 2017 on Devin’s own Canyon Lady Records, sees Tuel doubling down on her musical influences and simultaneously exploring other paths, beginning with her take on an open C tuning previously utilized by Nick Drake and Laura Marling. This tuning and resultant sonority form the basis of 16 of the double album’s 17 tracks. From there, influences as diverse as 60s art rock, Hindustani classical music, 00s English folk, New York avant-garde jazz, 80s indie rock, classical music of the Ottoman Empire, 60s jazz pop, and desert psychedelia inform the sonic palette of Sorores. 

In her own words, “The songs of Sorores reflect changes of heart, growth of soul, struggles in my hunt to find life’s magic, and my exploration of the vast world of sounds. This Latin word for ‘sisters’ has resounded in and from me throughout the writing and recording process and, I feel, captures the essence of this album.” From the percolating bowed cellos and double basses and waves of chiming, shimmery electric guitars that open the album (“Gone”) a haunted longing is introduced. This is not a nostalgia for childhood but for a human connection that may only ever have existed in our expectation rather than in our experience. Tuel begins the story in mid conversation “I am expected to run things around this place, take it all in, make it better, never show your face.” 

At various points throughout the album, the drone of string glissandi, howls of slide guitars, and thunder of low pitched drums rumble in the distance and circle the doors of a great hall where songs of longing, of hurt, of love, and of growth are told around the roar of a fire. Ballads like “Chelsea” and “Your Love” give way to sruti drones and sitar solos on the Indian inspired “India Dark Thirty” and the dumbek and santur-style dulcimer opener of the Persian-by-way-of-the-Hudson-River track “Hudson”. Jazz guitar and organ populate tracks like “For Nothing” and “Chelsea” while “How Long” brings a wall of slide guitars and an army of cellos to flesh out the open tuned acoustic, double bass, and drums that drive much of the album. The bowed double bass that underpins “Too Many Troubles” lights up the fiery “Suzanne From The City” while “Book Of Tongues” and “An Ending, A Part” drop the acoustic guitars and bass entirely in favor of rattling overdriven electric guitars and funky, palm muted electric bass. Following the atmospheric sounds of chirping birds and summer breeze, “Like The Muse” is propelled by high flying melodic electric bass while the 8 minute “Let Be” drops in and out of a psychedelic haze of sinewy snakelike guitar and desert hand drums.

Native Harrow is folk music out of place both in time and in construction. Sounds of yesterday paired with stories of today. The ambition of the 60s movement transported to the time and place of here and now.

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Aug
9
9:30pm 9:30pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

Every Wednesday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best trivia night in town. Come share your knowledge in a warm and encouraging environment.
Sign up at 9pm

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

"Three shall be the number thou shall count, and the number of the counting shall be three."

$3 Truth Draft
$3 PBR
$3 Punch
$3 Infusion Shots
$6 Infusion Drinks

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Aug
7
9:30pm 9:30pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Carpool Party
Aug
5
9:30pm 9:30pm

Carpool Party

A husband-wife, co-producer and multi-instrumentalist duo blending disco, vaporwave, hip-hop and funk into a genre they call, vapordance, Carpoolparty started as a studio side project but quickly grew into a blissfully upbeat pure-pop act with pseudo-nostalgic overtones. Carpoolparty, at its core became a catalyst of creativity for its members, Danny and Mary, drawing inspiration from their observations on human subculture in the 80s and 90s, focusing on luscious layers of concert length music rather than overly-precise "radio-friendly" editing, and an artful detachment, intentionally branding themselves with a post-retro soundscape. In August 2016, Carpoolparty released their debut independent album, “Hot Tapes” to the world wide web, featuring "old school hip hop," "beat machine," "80s & 90s Japanese muzak samples," "disco & nu-disco percussion," "funky synths," and "evocative throwback references". With front-woman Mary dancing and singing behind the lead mic and Danny behind the beats and synth with the occasional rap, Carpoolparty aims to create memorable live shows and a recognizable brand.

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

 

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Community Center (Chamber Rock from Bmore)
Aug
4
9:30pm 9:30pm

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

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DJ GEN & HILL : CLUB NIGHT
Aug
3
9:30pm 9:30pm

DJ GEN & HILL : CLUB NIGHT

Get ready to dance! Presented by GEN & HILL, Club Night will make you wish you lived in that one movie the Party Monster staring Kevin McCallister. 

DJ Gen & Hill know how to bring the party. The phrase "You had to be there" exists for a reason. These guys are part of that reason.

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Aug
2
9:30pm 9:30pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

Every Wednesday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best trivia night in town. Come share your knowledge in a warm and encouraging environment.
Sign up at 9pm

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

"Three shall be the number thou shall count, and the number of the counting shall be three."

$3 Truth Draft
$3 PBR
$3 Punch
$3 Infusion Shots
$6 Infusion Drinks

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jul
31
9:30pm 9:30pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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This Way To The Egress
Jul
29
9:30pm 9:30pm

This Way To The Egress

“Great tunes for a road trip.” -Bonnie and Clyde

Since their start in 2008, EGRESS has been told to find a box in which they could fit themselves; however, one needs a rather large box to fit six musicians—and their array of accordions, tubas, guitars, trombones, pianos, and drums. So they haven’t bothered trying and instead they move forth doing what they do best; cascading onto the stage in an explosion of sound and color that’s equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world beat band and three ring circus music. The six-person troupe plays a swooning amalgamation of styles that catapults the audience through time and space with unexpected shifts of styles and time signatures. Confetti snowstorms, tuba farts, Balinese chanting, fire wielding evangelists and puppets sweep across the stage creating a jubilant, anything goes atmosphere, anchored by the band’s superlative songwriting skills and sterling musicianship. Accordion, violin and tuba aren’t instruments you usually find fronting a rock band, but This Way to the EGRESS uses them to give the music unexpected textures, while retaining a propulsive beat and generating enough energy to light up a small city. This has led to them being known for their energetic and infectious live shows which parallel their greatest influences such as Primus, Tom Waits, The Flaming Lips, Gogol Bordello, Madonna, Django Reinhardt, Queen, and Die Antwoord. All fluff aside though, you have to hear it to understand it. They are known in their circle as rascals with big hearts and a wild sense of humor.

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

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DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Jul
28
9:30pm 9:30pm

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

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

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

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Lemon Sky
Jul
27
9:30pm 9:30pm

Lemon Sky

Lemon Sky is a Cincinnati based psych-rock/prog-pop quintet that creates a heavy yet highly-melodic brand of psychedelic garage rock that combines the classic rock pomp and stomp of Led Zeppelin with the paisley pop melodies and modern musicality of Queens of the Stone Age for a forward-thinking sound rooted in the past.

The band’s signature three-guitar attack consists of vocalist Aaron Madrigal, lead guitarist Ed Bruker, and noise machine Eric Cronstein while the foundation of the group is laid down by drummer Eric Keyes and bassist Phteven Korfhagen. This pairing of instrumentation allows Lemon Sky’s live show to recreate and expand upon their recorded material with visceral textures, tonal layers, and rhythmic intricacies. A Lemon Sky show is nothing if not full, heavy, and intense.

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

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Jul
26
9:30pm 9:30pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

Every Wednesday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best trivia night in town. Come share your knowledge in a warm and encouraging environment.
Sign up at 9pm

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

"Three shall be the number thou shall count, and the number of the counting shall be three."

$3 Truth Draft
$3 PBR
$3 Punch
$3 Infusion Shots
$6 Infusion Drinks

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jul
24
9:30pm 9:30pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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DoubleMotorcycle
Jul
22
9:30pm 9:30pm

DoubleMotorcycle

DoubleMotorcycle is a guitar pop band from Frederick, MD and they are determined to make you dance. Drawing from Motown, modern pop and Aussie guitar rock, the band exudes a mercurial energy hinged on pop hooks and catchy guitar-driven choruses. Notorious for their inspired live performances, DoubleMotorcycle are unafraid of a singalong (or a quick stage dive) and they are often unpredictable - but only in the best best best best best way. The band is currently touring to celebrate the release of their debut EP and their first music video for the track “Pyramid,” both of which are available now. “DoubleMotorcycle is a fun, full throttle dance party ready for summer!”-Us Weekly

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

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The Lost Keys
Jul
21
9:30pm 9:30pm

The 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. 

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Future Sound
Jul
20
9:30pm 9:30pm

Future Sound

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

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

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

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

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Jul
19
9:30pm 9:30pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

Every Wednesday night, Cafe Nola hosts the best trivia night in town. Come share your knowledge in a warm and encouraging environment.
Sign up at 9pm

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

"Three shall be the number thou shall count, and the number of the counting shall be three."

$3 Truth Draft
$3 PBR
$3 Punch
$3 Infusion Shots
$6 Infusion Drinks

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jul
17
9:30pm 9:30pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Samuel Powers, The Great Heights Band, & Fable Circuit!
Jul
15
9:30pm 9:30pm

Samuel Powers, The Great Heights Band, & Fable Circuit!

As a throwback to a decade full of their most beloved sitcoms, (where the quintet derived the content for their music) Samuel Powers is a band living in the 90's. The group formed in 2013 to self release their first EP "The Bayside Tigers," a basement-rock soap opera about characters from the TV show Saved by the Bell. 

Shortly after, they went back into the studio to record their newest EP "Empty Halls, Future Friends," a five song coming of age story drawn from the episodes of the heart-wrenching "Boy Meets World."

If reliving moments from your favorite childhood television programs isn't enough, "Sam Pow" brings an emotional and fun live performance that will take you back to your youth.


Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, The Great Heights Band (TGHB) released their debut full length album entitled "Songs in Eastern Standard Timing" (SIEST) in October 2015 via CI Records after releasing an EP entitled "Weird Thoughts" independently in 2014.

SIEST received rave reviews such stating the record was a "annoyingly catchy... highly polished debut... (with) a solid ear for hooks" (Baltimore City Paper). Other reviewers said, "It’s hard to believe that the Baltimore natives have only been working together for a little over a year as The Great Heights Band truly lives up to its name on the band’s debut full length. Songs In Eastern Standard Timing is a soaring example of fun, funky, and vintage pop melodies, with clear indications that there is nowhere for this band to go but up." (Absolutepunk.net)

Since the release of SIEST, the band has toured around the eastern half of the United States regularly and was awarded the Emerging Artist Award at the 2015 Milwaukee Summerfest (world's largest music festival). TGHB has shared the stage with the likes of Andrew WK, Unwritten Law, New Politics, Never Shout Never, Punchline, Metro Station, Fenix TX, Hellogoodbye, Vacationer and many others. 

The band has begun work on their forthcoming sophomore album due out later this year, recording and producing the album themselves at guitarist/vocalist Eric Taft's studio Buzzlounge Recording in Beltsville, Maryland. TGHB is Neal Karkhanis (guitar/vocals), Eric Taft (guitar/vocals), Owen Brinser (bass) and Paul Martinez (drums).


A three piece musical scratch and sniff where the audience is never really quite sure what it is they're smelling

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Silent Old Mtns. (Theatrical Indie Folk Rock with Exceptional Songwriting)
Jul
14
9:30pm 9:30pm

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.

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One Blue Night (Country & Americana)
Jul
13
9:30pm 9:30pm

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.

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