Future Sound
Jul
19
9:30 PM21:30

Future Sound

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

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

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

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

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The Maggie Valley Band
Jul
20
9:30 PM21:30

The Maggie Valley Band

TMVB is from Maggie Valley, NC. They have been busy with songwriting,
performances at Grey Eagle, Isis, & Jack of the Wood, Hard Rock Cafe, Papa joe's Banjo and BBQ, Sellersville Theatre, Appaloosa Festival, the Strand and touring, and either playing with or same festivals as
Indigo Girls, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine show, Lonesome River Band, Scott Low, Lillie Mae (Thirdman Records) Reverend Peyton and his Big Damn Band, the Vespers, Mipso, Look Homeward, Scythian, Black Lillies, SixString Soldiers, Smooth Hound Smith, Shook Twins, Mike Ryan, Darin &
Brooke Aldridge, Dangermuffin, Forlorn Strangers, Cale Tyson, The
Misty Mountain String Band, Seldom Scene,
 and collaboration with other artists.

TMVB is a raw approach to Appalachian music intertwined with a heavy
sixties influence. Lead by sister-sister harmonies and laced with
various instruments, it is a refreshing band. The music is a
combination of traditional folk tunes and originals by the band. In 2016, TMVB
released their second EP for digital and hardcopy download. TMVB is currently in the studio with grammy nominated producer, David Mayfield. Mayfield has worked with many greats including, but not exclusive to, Avett Brothers, Jim Lauderdale, Black Keys.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Jul
23
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Jul
27
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

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

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

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

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DJ Babylon
Jul
28
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Babylon

DJ Babylon started his career spinning reggae in Downtown Frederick six years ago. After a brief hiatus, he's returned with a new formula. Babylon will be mixing modern Dancehall Reggae with current club tracks to create Babylon 2.0.
Doors open at 9pm don't be late and sleep on this local gem.

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Jul
30
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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DAPP
Aug
3
9:30 PM21:30

DAPP

Dapp is the singer, songwriter, bassist and frontman for his jam-funk trio. The band has existed in many different forms over the years, but stabilized more than 7 years ago with the addition of Derek Smith on drums, and then a short time later, Eric Aldrich on keyboards.

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.

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Tomato Dodgers!
Aug
4
9:30 PM21:30

Tomato Dodgers!

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.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Aug
6
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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Fractal Cat with Jack Funk
Aug
10
9:30 PM21:30

Fractal Cat with Jack Funk

FRACTAL CAT
This seven-piece psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll band combines multipart harmonies with lyrical themes combining social commentary and mysticism, making their live show nothing short of fantastic. Encapsulating their sonic brilliance and swagger of decades past, the band released The Tower (2017) live in studio at Baltimore's WTMD Radio–an appropriate move for their third album, consisting of all-original material. That station also named “Tryptide” from the band’s previous album Lovingkind one of the top 14 Baltimore songs of 2014. With a new record being distributed through renowned international distributor The Orchard, to having their latest video on rotation and nationally syndicated, Fractal Cat is on their way. 

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

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

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DJ Babylon
Aug
11
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Babylon

DJ Babylon started his career spinning reggae in Downtown Frederick six years ago. After a brief hiatus, he's returned with a new formula. Babylon will be mixing modern Dancehall Reggae with current club tracks to create Babylon 2.0.
Doors open at 9pm don't be late and sleep on this local gem.

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Aug
13
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Jul
16
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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DJ Babylon
Jul
14
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Babylon

DJ Babylon started his career spinning reggae in Downtown Frederick six years ago. After a brief hiatus, he's returned with a new formula. Babylon will be mixing modern Dancehall Reggae with current club tracks to create Babylon 2.0.
Doors open at 9pm don't be late and sleep on this local gem.

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

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Peak Organic Brewing Tap Takeover Featuring music by: Silent Old Mtns./ Nowns / Stefan Edward
Jul
12
9:30 PM21:30

Peak Organic Brewing Tap Takeover Featuring music by: Silent Old Mtns./ Nowns / Stefan Edward

Peak Organic Brewing Tap Takeover

Join us and Peak Organic Brewing for a Peak tap takeover at Cafe Nola. On Thursday 7/12, we'll be switching out all of our taps at Cafe Nola for a full line-up of Peak Organic brews.
A percentage of all proceeds goes to Hungry Harvest Farms, hungryharvest.net, featuring music by Stefan Edward, Nowns and Silent Old Mtns


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. They are also well known for their promotion of the indie music scene and DIY ethic: touring the country in a repurposed school bus and averaging over 100 live performances per year despite having no corporate backing. 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."


NOWNS

Dude, holy shit... they found it! I can’t believe it but they actually found it. You know those kids up the street? The ones that are always skating their kicker and smoking cigs out in front of their mom’s house? The ones that have been trying to rebuild the same dirt bike since junior high? You know, the ones who sold me that fake hash that was really just melted incense? Well, they did it. Those weird, sketchy little fuckers found it. They found that one summer day when all of our friends were together, and we were all happy, and we were all high. And we were all in the back of a dead pick-up truck, and we were cussing and we were yelling and we were having ourselves a good old-fashioned goof-off. And we were crazy in love with each other and with ourselves. And we were very much aware that one day we would all be dead and gone, and that was somehow the most beautiful part of this whole fucking “life” kick. What I’m trying to tell you is these kids found our greatest day. They found it, and they caught it for us. And now we can go back there whenever we want. And I guess, in that way, our summers and our lovers and our lives will never fully die off. And we can all be together again. And we can all be happy again. And we can all live forever. All we need is a tape player. 

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Jul
9
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. Late night menu served til 12:30 am!

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Justin Angelo
Jul
7
9:30 PM21:30

Justin Angelo

Justin Angelo:

I am a Singer Songwriter from the Lancaster/Marietta Pennsylvania Area. I am a certified pro Tools Audio Engineer as well as I work at WACO Studios full time a privately owned studio for all the audio engineering and recording for Justin Angelo Singer Songwriter as well as for "The Justin Angelo Experience" Songwriter and the Frontman of The Justin Angelo Experience the other members of the band are as follows: Avery "Fitch" Reynolds (Piano/Synth) and Alyssa Martin On Violin We are Actively searching for a bassist/vocalist and a drummer & percussionist.


“Angelo’s main influences are John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band and Jason Mraz, which are reflected in his laid-back music. Angelo’s demeanor is reminiscent of singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, as he speaks calmly and thoughtfully about the importance of staying humble, knowing yourself and mindfulness — especially in terms of his music.”

Janelle Janci - LNP Newspaper

“If you are familiar with the Lancaster, Pa. music scene, there’s a chance you may have heard of up-and-coming musician Justin Angelo. Angelo blends folk and blues guitar with brilliantly crafted lyrics that poetically illustrate his deep sense of passion, emotion and consciousness. Every performance is a unique occasion. Some nights, you may find him playing solo, with nothing but his ring-covered fingers intricately strumming away at his acoustic guitar as his soulful voice echoes through the room. Other nights, you may find him jamming alongside other musicians and exploring new opportunities at various open mics, If you ever get a chance to visit Marietta, Pa., you can find Angelo at Shanks Tavern the first Tuesday of each month, where he hosts an acoustic open mic in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You never know what to expect, but one thing is certain—Angelo never fails to put his heart and soul into every performance.”

Jessica Boyer - Millersville University

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Time Columns + Flooded
Jul
6
9:30 PM21:30

Time Columns + Flooded

Time Columns is a (mostly) instrumental trio packing a massive sound. Their music is dynamic and expressive, taking inspiration from post-rock, progressive, world music and metal to create songs that are both hard hitting and unpredictable.
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Flooded has a sound that's ever changing, each record representing a different moment in time. Flooded is a solo project turned live band with lots of FUZZ.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jul
2
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Taylor and the Apes
Jun
30
9:00 PM21:00

Taylor and the Apes

Taylor and the Apes are based in NYC and have been playing together for over a year; during which time they have developed a loyal following and a reputation for their superb songwriting and dynamic, raw, exciting live shows. Shutter 16 Magazine has named their latest album, Just What You Are, one of the top 10 albums of 2016 by local bands and the song "Moscow" has been receiving rotation on WHPC 90.3 FM. With an ever growing fan base, the Apes are set to release their much anticipated follow up to Just What You Are sometime in 2017.

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

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DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Jun
29
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

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

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

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Jun
25
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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Blue Heaven (Dream Pop)
Jun
23
9:30 PM21:30

Blue Heaven (Dream Pop)

Blue Heaven is what you would probably, most likely call a band. They basically play music. Very goodly i might add. 12/10 would recommend. 

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!

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/1VA5waBkXHapg19GZMgcmp

Apple Music - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/growing-single/1373634350

Preorder - http://store.nosleeprecords.com/catalogs/Blue-Heaven

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. 

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DJ Babylon Featuring Lor Chainsaw & Swiss
Jun
22
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Babylon Featuring Lor Chainsaw & Swiss

DJ Babylon started his career spinning reggae in Downtown Frederick six years ago. After a brief hiatus, he's returned with a new formula. Babylon will be mixing modern Dancehall Reggae with current club tracks to create Babylon 2.0. Featuring Dj Babylon with Lor Chainsaw & Swiss. Doors open at 9pm don't be late and sleep on this local gem.

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

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Future Sound
Jun
21
9:30 PM21:30

Future Sound

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

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

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

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Jun
18
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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Strange Wayne/The Stereophonic Heartbreak/ Middle Kid
Jun
16
9:30 PM21:30

Strange Wayne/The Stereophonic Heartbreak/ Middle Kid

Strange Wayne:

Do you miss singing your lungs out to songs like The Middle? Remember those days of the heartbreaking slow rock of Dashboard Confessional? Have no fear Strange Wayne is here to take you back to the music of late 90s and early 2000s! We are a group of friends who, after discovering the same bands launched our musical careers, formed a 3-piece cover band that brings you the best of Jimmy Eat World, Brand New, The Starting Line, New Found Glory, Green Day, and many others

Middle Kid:

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.

The Stereophonic Heartbreak:

Catchy, electric, 60s-pop inspired rock to fill that void that your non-vinyl compatible bluetooth speakers can't fill.
The Stereophonic Heartbreak was born out of the head of lead songwriter, vocalist & rhythm guitarist James Bartlett. The bands songs are influenced by such 60's pop luminaries like The Beatles, Del Shannon, Smokey Robinson, The Kinks & The Who, to name a few.

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The Knotty G's
Jun
15
9:30 PM21:30

The Knotty G's

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

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

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Giving up//nowns//the fun boys
Jun
14
9:30 PM21:30

Giving up//nowns//the fun boys

Giving Up

sounds like a demolition derby crashed by a stolen school bus, a giddy smash of screw-eyed indie-pop and junk punk. Based out of Garner, Iowa, with members now spread out across the Midwest, Giving Up has been at this mix for over a decade now. Where its previous records touted lo-fi production and a wild abandon towards songwriting, Garner Cardinals gives the formula a bit of spit-polish, not only injecting some studio dynamics but also focusing the manic-pop into tuneful blast

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2018/02/05/582755937/giving-ups-body-is-a-surreal-punk-reclamation-of-self


NOWNS

Dude, holy shit... they found it! I can’t believe it but they actually found it. You know those kids up the street? The ones that are always skating their kicker and smoking cigs out in front of their mom’s house? The ones that have been trying to rebuild the same dirt bike since junior high? You know, the ones who sold me that fake hash that was really just melted incense? Well, they did it. Those weird, sketchy little fuckers found it. They found that one summer day when all of our friends were together, and we were all happy, and we were all high. And we were all in the back of a dead pick-up truck, and we were cussing and we were yelling and we were having ourselves a good old-fashioned goof-off. And we were crazy in love with each other and with ourselves. And we were very much aware that one day we would all be dead and gone, and that was somehow the most beautiful part of this whole fucking “life” kick. What I’m trying to tell you is these kids found our greatest day. They found it, and they caught it for us. And now we can go back there whenever we want. And I guess, in that way, our summers and our lovers and our lives will never fully die off. And we can all be together again. And we can all be happy again. And we can all live forever. All we need is a tape player. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GgqfeiC46w


The Fun Boys

The Fun Boys are a Maryland based band and prefer to be called "The Fun Boys". One time on the way to summer camp a lady bug slipped into my slipper, what a friend! It's okay though, I got no bugs on me.  I went to Aunt JJ's last night to eat some ho-hos and got a hella-belly ache.  This band is cool I guess.  It hurts to play instruments, but it's okay!  I got no bugs on me (not)! I know the guy who owns this bar too.  Cool guy!  Lots-o-tats!  I can't wait to get tattoos too, dude.  Me and Sam and Colin and Matt and Andrew and Haas, we got lifer tattoos. Mine says "DOES MY FACE LO" and his says "OK LIKE A DRAGON".  Too fun! #toofun  The Fun Boys are from Frederick, MD.  They consist of 4 members at the same skill level.  You gotta see it.  It's a nightmare. 

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Jun
11
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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Cafe Nola presents: Swiss Jamily Robinson ~ the Jamily Reunion
Jun
9
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola presents: Swiss Jamily Robinson ~ the Jamily Reunion

Come out for an epic night of tunes from several of Frederick’s Finest Jammers. We have members of SoulXchange, Broccoli Samurai, Jack Funk, The Fun Boys, Sunniva, Marshall Fuzz, Bitcoin, The Gin Ricky’s, Eric Means and many more featured artists from your favorite local bands. Come and party!!! The idea is to make this into a monthly event with as many of the local musicians contributing as possible. Not everyone will get to play every time, but we can all hang out and support each other. Let’s make this a thing!!!

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

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Hostile Array, Crooked Hills, & Phantom Hourglass at Cafe Nola
Jun
8
9:00 PM21:00

Hostile Array, Crooked Hills, & Phantom Hourglass at Cafe Nola

Bringing the rock back to Cafe Nola. 21+.

Hostile Array - Politically Charged Post-Hardcore (CD RELEASE)
Frederick, MD - https://hostilearray.bandcamp.com/

Crooked Hills - Dirty Heavy Appalachian Rock
Frederick, MD - https://crookedhills.bandcamp.com/

Phantom Hourglass - Metalcore / Post-Hardcore
Winchester, Virginia - https://goo.gl/N2r6rs

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Jun
4
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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Jack Funk
Jun
2
9:30 PM21:30

Jack Funk

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

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

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Community Center
Jun
1
9:30 PM21:30

Community Center

Community Center Is A Full-Time Touring Rock Band That Has Been Winning Over Diverse Audiences With Storytelling Songwriting And Bombastic Live Sets That Feature Saxophone, Accordion, Violin, Clarinet, And Tag-Team Vocals.


A One-Act Play in every song, Community Center’s show dominoes, spiraling into the crowd. The Baltimore band got it’s start in community musical theatre. We're rock band brought up on bar stories and long journeys. Over the course of a few years we've developed a vat of sound melting together eras of music including, but not limited to, Rock, Jazz, Funk, Folk and old Southern Hymns. Our music is heavily influenced by traveling. At moments we uprooted to live in a different state or country for a few months to gain a new perspective. Brian bicycled across the states coast-to-coast in the dead of winter. Danny lived on a boat for two years because one was available. We all had some great times on that boat. We brew beer, ride horses, go wandering in the middle of the night, run theatre companies, live in log cabins, go to Italy to paint, think celestially, and let nothing stand in our way. This music we write, we write because we love each other. We help one another out. Bad things happen along the way, and whenever one person feels bad there are seven other people to turn to and feel better. Music brings that out of us and we hope our music brings that out in you. We pride ourselves in wearing dozens of influences on our sleeve. If you were to ask any band member who we listen to, every one of us would give a different answer. We think this makes for an interesting end product although our inner-discussions about musical ideas can get pretty convoluted and nonsensical. All of us play multiple instruments on stage which makes for eclectic shows and a ridiculous amount of cases to pack in the van. The near-novelty amount of instruments was never meant to be a gimmick but developed from simple curiosity to keep testing out different combinations of sounds. Our house is now cluttered with more noise-makers than any band would ever need.

Check out our albums online, or better yet, come to a show!

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
May
28
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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DoubleMotorcycle
May
26
9:30 PM21:30

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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DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
May
25
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

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

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

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

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Tomato Dodgers!
May
24
9:30 PM21:30

Tomato Dodgers!

yes, it's true:
~~~ THE RETURN OF Tomato Dodgers ~~~

Bring your workout clothes! We're turning Cafe Nola into an exclusive high-class fitness center, complete with Phredmills and Jeauxller Skating. 1, 2, 3, let's get active! Beat disease! Beat yourself up! OK!

Featuring a very special opening set from the incredible Grey Watson from South Korea!

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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.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
May
21
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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