Chris Urquiaga
Dec
14
9:30 PM21:30

Chris Urquiaga

Chris Urquiaga is a singer-songwriter and pianist from Silver Spring, Maryland. In January 2017, he released an album entitled “Complete”, which consists of original pop songs in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The album is available in CD form and for digital download. He has performed concerts at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Library of Congress, and Strathmore. He was an Artist in Residence at Strathmore for the 2016-2017 Season. He graduated from The Eastman School of Music in 2014, where he majored in Music Composition. During his time there, he recorded, performed, and wrote music for his own band, a cappella groups, orchestras, choirs, and various chamber ensembles. He has had interviews and live performances broadcast on ABC News, Fox News, WUSA 9, and Univision. He has performed the U.S. national anthem for NBA & MLB games and also for the international tennis tournament, Citi Open. In August 2013, he was invited to perform at The White House for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Commemoration, which was hosted and organized by President Obama and the First Lady. He has also performed for U.S. Senator from Maryland, Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Representative John Sarbanes, and Attorney General for the state of Maryland, Brian Frosh. He has been commissioned by the Congressional Chorus, in Washington DC, to compose 3 original works; in 2012 for their 25th Anniversary Concert, in 2013 for a concert entitled “Shakespeare Sings”, and in 2016 for a concert entitled “Young, Hip, and Global”. In 2011, he was commissioned by world-renowned soprano, Carmen Balthrop, to compose two original compositions in Portuguese. He was also commissioned by the Prince George’s Philharmonic in 2013 to compose a piece as their featured season world premiere. In 2008, he received the Kennedy Center Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts.

Food Till 9:30pm | Music 10pm | 21& Up

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Strange Wayne with Silent Old Mtns!
Dec
15
9:30 PM21:30

Strange Wayne with Silent Old Mtns!

Strange Wayne
Do you miss groups such as Jimmy Eat World, Brand New, The Starting Line or even New Found Glory? Have no fear Strange Wayne is here! They are a group of friends who have played in various bands throughout their musical careers with styles ranging from hardcore to indie rock. After many conversations they discovered that they were influenced by a lot of the same music. With the same music interest they decided to form and play the songs that inspired them to play music in the first place! Their goal is to bring you the best music from the 90s as well as the early 2000s!

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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.[1] They are also well known for their promotion of the indie music scene and DIY ethic:[2] touring the country in a repurposed school bus[3] and averaging over 100 live performances per year despite having no corporate backing.[4] DC Rock Live music blog's David Hintz describes their sound as "a whacked out brand of Americana folk rock that dives headlong into psyche terrain frequently."

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Velvet Lounge Presents SWAG ON! Christmas Party Edition
Dec
16
9:30 PM21:30

Velvet Lounge Presents SWAG ON! Christmas Party Edition

Velvet Lounge Presents Swag On! Christmas Party Edition. Dress up, show up, and get ready to dance all night. daMood kicks off the night @ 9:30, followed by DJ Babylon @ 10:30! First 30 ladies get a free SWAG BAG at the door filled with Velvet LoungeFollow The Leader, and Classic Electric Tattoo & Body Piercing goodies! 21 +, $5 at the door!

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Dec
18
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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Future Sound
Dec
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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Hymn For Her
Dec
22
9:30 PM21:30

Hymn For Her

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.”

Returning to the States after a 3 month UK/Euro tour this summer (2016), they immediately hit the road for fall & winter to promote, their August 12th US release, “Drive Til U Die” recorded partially in their Bambi Airstream and partially in studios with some great engineers/producers. (Vance Powell, Mitch Easter & Jim Diamond)

They recorded their 2nd 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 3rd release, “Hymn for Her Presents . . . Lucy and Wayne’s Smokin Flames”, the twosome kicked it into high gear. They traveled to Ghetto Recorders/Detroit to work with Jim Diamond. They recorded live & mixed 12 original songs in just one week.

The duo certainly covers a lot of musical territory in Smokin Flames. Their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues and punk led U.K. music critic Steve Bennett to call H4H’s sound “a riotous, rocking roadkill stew,” while others have referenced such diverse bands as Captain Beefheart, Primus, X, R.L. Burnside, JS Blues Explosion and the Ramones.

Impressively, the two create their “ripsaw sounds” (Los Angeles Times’ Randy Lewis) with only a few instruments. Wayne (with the devilish voice), mainly playing the kick-drum, high-hat, acoustic guitar and harp, serves as the group’s rhythmic driving force. Lucy (of the fallen-angel voice) delivers a gritty squall on her “Lowebow” — a custom-made cigar-box guitar: “The Riff Monster.”

Catch this duo as they burn down the highway and tear up your town like a Wichita twister.

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One Blue Night (Country & Americana)
Dec
30
9:30 PM21:30

One Blue Night (Country & Americana)

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

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Dec
11
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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Fort Defiance
Dec
9
9:30 PM21:30

Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance is an Americana duo from Nashville, Tennessee, hailed for their honest songwriting, timeless harmonies, and high-energy stage performance. 

Meeting in the summer of 2014, Jordan Eastman and Laurel Lane began touring together under the promise they would not attempt to date each other - one year later, they were married and had developed such a chemistry that requests for shows came pouring in. 

In response, they quit their jobs, moved into the van, and began touring relentlessly - playing over 250 shows, in 46 states the first year, without the help of management or outside booking agents - and they haven't slowed down since. 

With another 250 shows lined up for 2017, their passion and grassroots sincerity has garnered heavy attention from around the country, causing critics to call them "breathtakingly seductive" (That Music Mag), "perfectly haunting" (The Indie Sound) and "a pure, honest voice in a town know for the opposite" (SlyVinyl). 

Their newest release, a crowd funded effort called The Haunts of Youth, was made available on March, 2017.

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Lucas Laws
Dec
8
9:30 PM21:30

Lucas Laws

"Deep from the mines of steady 9-5 jobs, comes a newly-formed gang of Appalachian indie rockers, with some hidden and visible tattoos, singing work-hardened songs of retrospection and desire, born from the fire of middle-class lifestyles, the heartache of lunch-menu-only hibachi, and the pain only a sedan driver could understand."

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Heavy Wire & Lushfarm
Dec
7
9:30 PM21:30

Heavy Wire & Lushfarm

"HEAVY WIRE blasted out of their hometown of Baltimore, MD with their self-released debut record, the Ruiner EP, in 2017. Veterans of the mid-Atlantic music scene, Mike Sill (vox, guitar), Rick Barnwell (guitar), John Kneip (bass, vox), and Ben Zamzow (drums) create titanic, commanding rock songs dripping with undeniable sing-along hooks. Complementing their powerful musical bedlam, HEAVY WIRE's lyrical themes depict a world full of nihilism, extreme paranoid delusions, and sex with robots. HEAVY WIRE is currently wrapping up production for their next self-released studio recording, the Future Toys EP, to be released early 2018."


Lushfarm :: lushfarm.bandcamp.com
"lushfarm has birthed a personal, surreal vision for what we expect out of indie rock that has been lacking with certain acts, whether seasoned or prospective. This isn’t your Best Buy indie rock ... it doesn’t need to push boundaries, but rather it set up and created its own and isn’t afraid to howl how pathetic of a person you or they might be. It is music that is a product of the human experience, and would not have any qualms about telling you to fuck off."

10pm // 21+ // No Cover

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Dec
4
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 Holiday Art Mart
Dec
3
4:00 PM16:00

Cafe Nola Holiday Art Mart

Ho ho hola downtown frederick! It's the most wonderful time of the year (except for halloween) and what better way to celebrate than to come on down for Cafe Nola's annual holiday Art Mart! Grab a drink and look over some works by some of your favorite local artisans! The art mart will open up around four and go on into the evening! We'll be updating this page with vendors and some more enticing images in the coming days!

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Samuel Powers, Baughman Dynasty, & Arches!
Dec
2
9:30 PM21:30

Samuel Powers, Baughman Dynasty, & Arches!

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.


Baughman Dynasty
Will-power. Consciousness. Frenzy. Security; Presentation.
Composed of a couple of brown-haired brothers, Baughman Dynasty is primarily a guitar and drums duo with a passion for the dynamic and melodic. Born and bred in Maryland, these two effortlessly produce that classic, sought-after "central-Maryland sound".


Arches - MD
Instrumental / Post-Hardcore from Frederick, MD. Formed in 2014.
 

https://www.instagram.com/archesmdband

 

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Dapp
Dec
1
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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Ian Fitzgerald
Nov
30
9:30 PM21:30

Ian Fitzgerald

Ian Fitzgerald is a folk singer and songwriter.  Based in New England, he has toured throughout the United States.  Known for his storytelling and skillful use of language, Ian has independently released five albums of original material, including his newest effort You Won't Even Know I'm Gone.  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."  To that end, Ian's busy schedule included performances at the 2016 and 2015 Newport Folk Festivals.

www.ianfitzgerald.com
FB.com/ianfitzgeraldmusic

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Nov
27
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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daMOOD
Nov
25
9:30 PM21:30

daMOOD

daMood is a collective of musicians who can play every instrument in your Emoji app. Each talented member of the group descends from a unique musical background including hip hop, electronic, rock and bluegrass. The combined force creates a hybrid sound of spacious experimentation that will make them a hometown legacy.

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DJ Two Teks (BANG! BANG!)
Nov
24
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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Drunksgiving with Soulxchange and Two Teks
Nov
22
9:30 PM21:30

Drunksgiving with Soulxchange and Two Teks

Drunksgiving with SoulXchange and Two Teks. Sure to be a jam packed night of funky tunes! We won't be in town for very long so come party and have a drink with us!!


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.


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)
Nov
20
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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DoubleMotorcycle
Nov
18
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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Jordan Kirk
Nov
17
9:30 PM21:30

Jordan Kirk

Jordan Kirk is an experimental singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Columbus, Ohio. His latest album, Ragamuffin Parade, came out on Scioto Records on June 1st, 2017, and has already been aired on over 100 radio stations around the US. Ragamuffin Parade is a 24 hour day-in-the-life experience with moments ranging from mundane to nightmarish. 



“Mr. Kirk has what it takes to compete in the folk-singer/songwriter space” - The Revue

“the man has big, out-of-this-world ideas. He has the kind of ambition and creativity that keeps pushing him out of the usual trappings of the "singer-songwriter" repertoire” - Sonic Llama

"'My Coffee' is a warm cup of gospel-stained, Lennon-esque pop carried by Jordan Kirk's unique tenor and crisp piano playing" - Teddy Eisenberg, WRUW-FM

“Jordan Kirk, a singer-songwriter from Ohio, is one of those thoughtful and poetic musicians who swings his soul wide open and lets us listen in... let's us feel close and even, somehow, trusted.” - Skip to This…

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Future Sound
Nov
16
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)
Nov
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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DJ Babylon
Nov
11
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Babylon

Babylon Sound System Presents: 313 a artist collective bringing you the real Hip Hop. J.Rose x Bead Gawd x Sturge will each perform solo songs prior to their 313 group performance accompanied by Dj Babylon. The groups performance is followed by a Dance Party. +21 $5 (9:30 performances start)


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Cosmic Halitosis, the Meer and Company Calls
Nov
10
9:30 PM21:30

Cosmic Halitosis, the Meer and Company Calls

Cosmic Halitosis
Cosmic Halitosis is a three piece punk rock group from Frederick MD. With a combined love of 77 punk, 90s grunge, soda pop and an all around swell time, Cosmic Halitosis wants to shave the unnecessary fat of the rock 'n' roll turkey. Cosmic wants to make world domination fun again, turning your brains into spaghetti-o's and slurping your faces off the ground with a bendy straw. Giving you no time to second guess your uncontrollable dancing feet as your succumb to the mind numbing unadulterated rock n roll beat.

The Meer
The Meer is a three piece from Maryland. They create a unique sound from elements of heavy psychedelic, indie alternative, dark, introspective, and straight forward minimalist rock. The Meer plays hundreds of shows across the six states surrounding the DC metro area, at venues such as Rock and Roll Hotel, DC9, Ottobar, countless house venues, and others. They strive to uphold strong DIY ethos, and promote a supportive community for independent musicians everywhere.

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

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The Slim Jimmies // My Friday Anthem // Oneplustwo
Nov
9
9:30 PM21:30

The Slim Jimmies // My Friday Anthem // Oneplustwo

The Slim Jimmies:
dreamrock/deathpop/lo-fi/quiet+loud+quiet/noise
 

http://theslimjimmies.bandcamp.com

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My Friday Anthem started basically the same way most ideas begin; Two friends, Jonathan and Ryan, writing music together confined in a log cabin in the mountain...s of Frederick, MD. Shortly thereafter, Talia joins as the groups Bassist, as well as, Casey on guitar.

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Oneplustwo
Garage, Lo-Fi, Surf
My name is AC and I make musical poems with my ukulele!

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Nov
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
Nov
4
9:30 PM21:30

Fractal Cat

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

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

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Bencoolen
Nov
3
9:30 PM21:30

Bencoolen

Bencoolen is no longer the band you know from their first EPs. The band has grown around a new lineup, toured, and rehearsed more than ever. "Spotlight" was the introduction to the new wave. "The Crown" will continue it at the end of September 2017. The band is already touring relentlessly to save up toward another single and a full length recording project in the Summer of 2018. Ask anyone who has seen this lineup live. Bencoolen is tighter, raunchier, and more energetic with every passing show as approach fifty dates in 2017 alone.
The transition out of 2016 was a hectic time for Bencoolen.  The outfit found themselves ramping up regional performances to touring the East Coast.  Bencoolen has evolved into a maximalist rock group featuring soaring vocals, stunning guitar work, and soulful saxophone lines. Together they have been hired as opening support for Big Something, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Atlas Road Crew, the Mowgli’s, and Marcus King Band. Bencoolen has also picked up festival slots in NC, VA, and DE, headlined by a stop at Firefly Music Festival in 2017.
One No Depression writer described Bencoolen's live act as, “Everything I had hoped for. Their enthusiasm and energy filled the room as the crowd looked on, filling up the venue with a prominent and boisterous vibrancy.”
Bencoolen is now touring in support of their upcoming single, "The Crown," and previously released single, “Spotlight” which was featured in a Paste Magazine column and with Live Music Daily. The recording was built on a live room recording at Inner Ear studio in Virginia with legendary engineer Don Zientara. Don has recorded for a wide range of artists from the Foo Fighters to Fugazi.

 

www.facebook.com/bencoolendc

www.bencoolenmusic.com

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King Buffalo & Darsombra
Nov
2
9:30 PM21:30

King Buffalo & Darsombra

King Buffalo-
Rochester, NY. Psychedelic / Heavy Blues / Stoner Rock. Formed in September of 2013.
King Buffalo invade your ears with heavy driving riffs and a familiar groove. Psychedelic, blues and stoner overtones combine with thunderous bass and drums, reminiscent of heavy 70’s rock. A wall of sound, a trio of soaring sounds, and an unrelenting pace merge to form their own musical styling.

https://kingbuffalo.bandcamp.com

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Darsombra- 
Trans-apocalyptic galaxy rock from Baltimore, MD. Guitarist Brian Daniloski and video artist/synth player Ann Everton join forces to form a rich, organic sound, and an expansive, symbiotic, audio-visual performance experience.

". . . the sound of a slow ascension towards a higher elevation, if not a higher state of consciousness."
- Ray Van Horn, Jr. - Blabbermouth

https://darsombra.bandcamp.com

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Nov
1
9:30 PM21:30

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

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

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

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

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

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Oct
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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DJ Two Teks (BANG! BANG!)
Oct
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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The Fun Boys
Oct
26
9:30 PM21:30

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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