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

Comedy Night with Marly Hardin and friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

The Dirty Middle (Blues Pop Rock)

Genre: 'blues pop rock'

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

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

Wednesday Friendsday (Musical Variety Night)

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

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

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

5 Years of Future Sound (Electronic Dance Music)

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

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

DJs appearing this month:

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

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

GUMDROP
https://soundcloud.com/andrewthesnake

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

WARDENCLYFFE

Timeslots TBD.

ENHANCED LIGHTING AND LASERS BY Wizer Productions.

VISUAL PROJECTIONS BY Complex Productions.

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

Future Sound takes place on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Cafe Nola, 4 E Patrick St. in Frederick, MD. Doors open at 9:00 pm and admission this month is $3. You *must* be 21+ with proper ID.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info about the band at www.meganjean.net

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

Photo by Kayleigh Montgomery for Frederick Folk Fest.

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

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

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

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

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

Praise:

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

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

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

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

— Austin Frank, WLUR

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

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

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

Jack Funk (Funk)

This 4-piece from Frederick, Maryland takes a sharp rock approach to progressive funk music. By sonically creating a fictional world hauntingly similar to the one we all share, Jack Funk blends gritty, surrealist-style songwriting with funky instrumentation and improv. Raspy, soulful vocals, thought-provoking lyrics, melodic guitar leads, deep and dancy pockets, and primal, Bonham-esque drumming give Jack Funk a sound that gets people moving and thinking. The band is comprised of Nick Ring (vox, guitar), Dan Gellerman (lead guitar), Adam Newcomer (bass), and David Bernet (percussion).

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Dec
23
9:30 pm21:30

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

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

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

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

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)

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

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang!)
Dec
30
9:30 pm21:30

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang!)

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

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

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

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm!

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

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

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

Samuel Powers (Original 90s Rock)

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

Community Center (Chamber Rock from Bmore)
Jan
7
9:30 pm21:30

Community Center (Chamber Rock from Bmore)

Community Center is a chamber rock band from Baltimore, MD. With storytelling songwriting and a bombastic live show, the band maintains a constant show schedule while regularly taking on odd projects such as leading parades and composing theatrical scores.

Community Center's live show has been winning over diverse audiences with storytelling songwriting and a live set that features saxophone, accordion, cello, clarinet, violin, and highly-arranged vocals. They have performed at large music festivals and two singles from their most recent album have been in rotation on many national radio stations.

Community Center's live show has been winning over diverse audiences with storytelling songwriting and a live set that features saxophone, accordion, cello, clarinet, violin, and highly-arranged vocals. We have performed at large music festivals and two singles from our most recent album have been in rotation on many national radio stations.

Community Center is a wild show. They perform energetic, soul-filled romp-jams with impressive instrumental chops." - Human Being Productions

"There is something for any music fan to fall in love with...They'd convey the same energy whether performing for a handful of people or a sold out stadium...Be sure to wear your dancing shoes!" - Switchbitch Noise

“Community Center's music is a striking display of talent and chemistry, soothing and anthemic. This dichotomy creates an experience that I find myself wanting to repeat on an infinite loop.” - Too Good For Radio

 “Community Center boasts a cast of multi-instrumentalists who don't shy from tag team vocal work and sound as if they are making music simply for the pleasure of it.” - Those Who Dig

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

Hollywood Blanks
Jan
14
9:30 pm21:30

Hollywood Blanks

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

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

https://hollywoodblanks.bandcamp.com/

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

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

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

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

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

http://ianfitzgerald.com/music/

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Jan
27
9:30 pm21:30

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

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

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!


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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Bees Trees (Super Sexytime Jams)

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

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

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

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

Signs Point East (Mainstream Rock & Roll)
Nov
30
9:30 pm21:30

Signs Point East (Mainstream Rock & Roll)

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

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

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

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

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

Black Radio (American Rock & Roll Music)
Nov
30
9:30 pm21:30

Black Radio (American Rock & Roll Music)

American music. BLACK RADIO was born out of a wealth of eclectic influences, meticulous musicianship, and untethered grit. Chief songwriter/vocalist and guitarist Eric Kuczynski is joined on stage and in the studio by the incomparable Luke Buhrman (drum/vocals), Aaron Worthy (piano/organ/sax), and Kyle Calandrelle (bass/vocals). Rock and roll is at the heart of everything Black Radio does. The songwriting and lyrics hit hard with their own honest brand of satire and social commentary of today and days past. Let the words draw you in and then let the fiery musical exchanges between these phenomenal musicians completely blow you out of your seat!

Eric Kuczynski - Guitars/Vocals
Luke Buhrman - Drums/Vocals
Kyle Calandrelle - Bass/Vocals
Aaron Worthy - Piano/Organ/Sax

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With Signs Point East.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Nov
28
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

DiTrani Brothers (Original Tunes w/ Western & Eastern European folk and early American jazz influences)
Nov
26
9:30 pm21:30

DiTrani Brothers (Original Tunes w/ Western & Eastern European folk and early American jazz influences)

The DiTrani Brothers play original tunes and traditional tunes with influences in western and eastern-European folk music, Roma swing, gypsy jazz, and early American jazz.

Bobby and Walker DiTrani, originally from North Bend, WA, began writing songs together in 2013. Having both played separately in the past, they found that the sound they created together suited their vison in a more poignant way, and they began writing songs while travelling and living in the East and West coast. The recent addition of Dana Hubanks on washtub bass, and Eddie Gaudet on drums completes the current lineup.

Listen to them on Bandcamp!

Check /em out on Facebook!

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

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Nov
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.

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

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)
Nov
23
9:30 pm21:30

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Nov
21
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

Poetry Slam!
Nov
20
9:30 pm21:30

Poetry Slam!

Three minutes. Three judges. Three rounds.
Endless poetry.


Baby, it’s the bee’s knees! Cafe Nola presents the Speakeasy Poetry Slam. Come out to hear what all the roar is about, and watch as community poets compete for the cash prize.


During the poetry slam, participants read self-written work in order to determine who will be crowned the slam champion. 

The slam rules are as follows: 
1. The poem must be the writer’s own work. 
2. Each writer is allowed five (5) minutes to read his/her poem. 
3. A ten-second grace period is allowed, but any additional time after that will result in point deduction.
4. Writers may not use props, musical instruments, etc. 

Be reminded that although poems will be judged based on literary merit, an outstanding performance may also capture the judges’ attention. 

The slam is open to participants ages 18 and older, and the cost for attendance and participation is $2. This covers the cash prizes awarded to the first, second, and third place winners.

Dapp (3 piece Funk/Rock from Philly)
Nov
19
9:30 pm21:30

Dapp (3 piece Funk/Rock from Philly)

Dapp is a 3 piece funk rock band from Philly. They consist of bass, keys, and drums. They are fronted by their bass player who absolutely shreds and sings at the same time. Their full sound suggests the presence of more than three people on stage, but, alas, it is only the three of them.  No guitar in the band at all. Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up.

Chamomile & Whiskey (Banjos & Good Times)
Nov
18
9:30 pm21:30

Chamomile & Whiskey (Banjos & Good Times)

 Chamomile and Whiskey formed in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia in the late winter of 2011. Marie Borgman and Koda Kerl had been traveling the country playing as a duo and returned home to Nelson County with the idea of forming a full band. After a few shows of expirementing with different musicians they quickly settled in with Tim Deibler, Brenning Greenfield, and Ryan Lavin. From the beginning the group played dozens of shows in the local bar scene, with an emphasis on high energy and passionate performance. With each of the members coming from different musical backgrounds the songs melded into a new sound... with shades of rock, americana, irish,  gypsy, and old-time sounds... all played with a punk rock ferocity. 

  After a year of playing the local bar scene, the band signed with County Wide Records... a Charlottesville based label that worked with many of the bands influences, including Bobby St. Ours, Pantherburn, and Mister Baby. The band recorded an EP produced by Jamal Milner, in a barn in Nelson County... aptly titled The Barn Sessions it was released at the Southern in downtown Charlottesville in April 2012. The band's second year proved fruitful and saw them open for Rusted Root, Railroad Earth, J Roddy Walston and the Business, and The Hackensaw Boys. They also played their first headlining show at the Jefferson Theater.

   2013 was a big year for the band. On May 24th they released their debut LP Wandering Boots at the Jefferson Theater. The album was produced by Rob Evans and has gained significant radio play in the local market. The band has toured for much of the year with performances up and down the east coast, from Vermont and New York down to South Carolina. With infectious and ever-changing live performance, the band has devoleped a reputation for engaging shows full of rowdy dancing and incredible collaborations. 

   2014 continued on with Chamomile and Whiskey touring more extensively than ever... making debuts in Chicago, Nashville, and New Orleans. They recorded a Daytrotter session in the summer and joined the Infamous Stringdusters at the Festy in Nelson Coutny. The band logged well over 100 shows in 2014, constatnly improving their sound. The Chamomile and Whiskey family is growing with more and more talented people collaborating with the band both on and off the stage. The future looks bright for these vagabonds, with rumors of a new recording starting soon...

"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

Future Sound (Electronic Dance Music)
Nov
17
9:30 pm21:30

Future Sound (Electronic Dance Music)

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

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

Future Sound takes place on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Cafe Nola, 4 E Patrick St. in Frederick, MD. Doors open at 9:00 pm and admission this month is $3. You *must* be 21+ with proper ID.

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

Scott Siskind (Solo/Side Project of Baltimore band Vinny Vegas)
Nov
16
9:30 pm21:30

Scott Siskind (Solo/Side Project of Baltimore band Vinny Vegas)

This is a solo side project of Scott Siskind of Vinny Vegas out of Baltimore, Maryland USA.  His solo performance is an intimate set filled with solo originals and stripped down versions of Vinny Vegas songs. For fans of City and Colour, The Spill Canvas, and Jackson Browne.

His band, Vinny Vegas, is from Baltimore.  He recently recorded a solo acoustic project, aka an acoustic “demo” (his words) at Mobtown Studios.

Vinny Vegas’ music is smart. There are a lot of moving pieces, and nothing they write or perform is boring. Listening to Scott's finished record, it is not surprising to feel the same way about his solo material. The songs on Greener Hearts are distinctly different in style and vibe from a Vinny Vegas record, but that’s part of what makes it so good.

Scott came in to record an acoustic demo, and that’s exactly how it started. He tracked all three songs live, just Scott’s vocals and his guitar. No extensive editing, no vocal tuning… just the real deal performance. From a production standpoint, the potential of each song was begging for more. He dug out the drums, and Scott played them himself. He added electric guitar and upright piano (he’s an impressive piano player, though he would tell you differently) and sang his own harmonies. In another session Scott’s friend, Liz Haight, could come in and record violin. His friend Matt Flanders tracked electric bass.

Despite adding layers of instrumentation, the raw emotion of Scott’s live-tracked vocals and guitar still commands these songs.

You can stream or download all three songs from Scott’s Bandcamp page, or name your own price and Scott will donate 100% of the proceeds to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With Austin & Olivia and Things That Fly.

Things That Fly (Like a Rock Band Version of Batman Returns)
Nov
16
9:30 pm21:30

Things That Fly (Like a Rock Band Version of Batman Returns)

Things that Fly’s Distractions and Missing Places, both available for free-are raw, yearning open wounds that live and die on Henley’s over-enunciated, affectation-addled plaints and carefully chosen chords that blow those emotions up to drive-in theater-screen size; think of early-aughts mall-emo giants like Thursday, Jimmy Eat World, and Blink-182 filtered through the cathartic/regretful lens of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time.” - The Baltimore Sun

For fans of Gaslight Anthem, The Ataris, Punchline, Tumbledown, The Get Up Kids, Butch Walker, Vinny Vegas, MXPX, Sundowner, Gin Blossoms, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, The Replacements.

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With Scott Siskind and Austin & Olivia.

Austin & Olivia (Folk duo formerly known as Skeleton Twins)
Nov
16
9:30 pm21:30

Austin & Olivia (Folk duo formerly known as Skeleton Twins)

Austin & Olivia (formerly Skeleton Twins) are a folk duo from Frederick, MD.  Michelle Solomon, a Blues & Jazz singer who has spent the last two and a half years in Santa Fe, NM, cultivating a unique sound and style, has just recently moved back to Frederick, MD, to partner up with local singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Austin Nuckols. Together they’ve created a bare-as-bone, traditional country music sound with haunting harmonies that are bound to shake and move you to your core.  While they have just started down the path of their new musical endeavor, these two are bound for the promised land, guitar and microphone in hand.

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With Scott Siskind and Things That Fly. Photo by Angela Laurienzo for Frederick Folk Fest.

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Nov
14
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

The Orchid (Instrumental Post Rock from D.C.)
Nov
12
9:30 pm21:30

The Orchid (Instrumental Post Rock from D.C.)

The Orchid’s sophomore LP is now available exclusively on Bandcamp. Six songs exploring the theme of isolation.

Apogee, Perigee sees the band pushing its increasingly complex arrangements and instrumentation to the extremes: its wall of sound assault has become more aggressive and anthemic and its quieter passages more delicate and nuanced. Again a five-piece, The Orchid partnered with producer and engineer Kenny Eaton, recording at his Mystery Ton Studios in rural Maryland.

From the massive, three-guitar assault of album opener, The Astronaut (Escape Velocity), to the haunting, suffocating sparseness of the closing Life in Retrograde, the album weaves together influences ranging from Morricone’s Spaghetti Western soundscapes to DC-infused punk and math rock. The album moves effortlessly from crushing rhythms to delicate, intertwined arpeggiated guitars—often within a single song. With Time Columns.

 

https://whoistheorchid.com/

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

 

Hymn for Her (White Lightnin' Country Blues & Psychadelic-Dosed Rock N' Roll)
Nov
11
9:30 pm21:30

Hymn for Her (White Lightnin' Country Blues & Psychadelic-Dosed Rock N' Roll)

Genre: punksy folksy airstreamy country bluesy grassy waynesy lucy take you on a hayride to hellsy

Hymn for Her have been busy touring across the country and abroad over the past few years, injecting juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as ‘Hell’s Angels meets the Amish’

They recorded their last album, ‘Hymn for Her Presents . . . Lucy and Wayne and the Amairican Stream’, in their vintage 1961 Bambi Airstream trailer at locations stretching from Philadelphia to Malibu on a three-month tour.

For their new release, ‘Hymn for Her Presents . . . Lucy and Wayne’s Smokin Flames’, released April 23rd, the twosome kicked it into high gear. They traveled to Ghetto Recorders in Detroit to work with Jim Diamond and recorded live and mixed 12 original songs in just one week.

Along with launching the new CD, Hymn for Her also have a hot sauce under the same name as the album. It features bananas, jalapeños and smoked paprika.

Catch the two as they burn up the highway and ignite your town this year to promote ‘Hymn for Her Presents . . . Lucy & Wayne’s Smokin Flames’.

Come out and taste the heat, y’all! Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up.

Wednesday Friendsday (Musical Variety Show)
Nov
9
9:30 pm21:30

Wednesday Friendsday (Musical Variety Show)

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Nov
7
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

Black Masala (High Energy Brass from D.C.)
Nov
5
9:30 pm21:30

Black Masala (High Energy Brass from D.C.)

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

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

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

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

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

Cold River City (The lovechild of funky soul and dirty blues)
Nov
4
9:30 pm21:30

Cold River City (The lovechild of funky soul and dirty blues)

Born to groove, Cold River City is the love child of funky soul and dirty blues. Fronted by Emma Fields and Brian Hubbert, the six piece live band features seductive vocal harmonies, screaming slide guitar, and a tight rhythm section guaranteed to make you get down with your bad self.  The band draws their sound from a variety of genres, creating a fun and danceable style they call Psychedelic Groove Soul.

The band’s versatile sound has given them the opportunity to share the stage with a diverse list of acts that include The Revivalists, Matisyahu and Elephant Revival and have played an impressive list of Colorado venues including the Fox Theatre, Boulder Theater, Ogden Theater, Bluebird Theater, Cervantes Masterpiece and The Belly Up Aspen.

http://coldrivercitymusic.com/

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

Poetic Endurance (Rap/Hip Hop)
Nov
2
9:30 pm21:30

Poetic Endurance (Rap/Hip Hop)

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic
Oct
31
9:00 pm21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. #MarylandMondays $2 off MD beer!

Samuel Powers (original 90s rock)
Oct
29
9:30 pm21:30

Samuel Powers (original 90s rock)

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

DJ Two Teks Costume Party
Oct
28
9:30 pm21:30

DJ Two Teks Costume Party

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

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

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

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