Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Sep
24
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. Late night menu served til 12:30 am!

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DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Sep
28
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

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

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

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

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The Knotty G's
Sep
29
9:30 PM21:30

The Knotty G's

Gill sang in the shower and she got good.
Chuck played guitar in the shower. He ruined all of his guitars but he got pretty good too I guess.

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Oct
1
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. Late night menu served til 12:30 am!

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Marzy Maddox
Oct
5
9:30 PM21:30

Marzy Maddox

Marzy Maddox, a modern prog metal band with a unique blend of raw, unshackled energy and sophisticated musicality. With unforgettable lyrics and addictive melodies, the music is percipient, experimental, and relentless.

Phoenix Johnson lead vocalist, bassist and founding member of Marzy Maddox delivers powerful and versatile vocals while intertwining distinctive and lyrical bass lines. He joins forces with the melodic, crunchy guitar finesse of Matt Earp who deftly weaves lead and rhythm guitar into one force majeure while interposing haunting, pure backup vocals. Andy Ham’s energetic, driving, technical drumming is both powerful and dynamic bringing the music home neat and tight with a fresh, solid groove.

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Ginada Pinata
Oct
6
9:30 PM21:30

Ginada Pinata

Ginada Pinata taps the influences of jazz, funk, rock, fusion, trance and drum and bass, blending them to create an organic vibe that continually entertains and excites audiences at each and every show. Founded in Shepherdstown, WV in 1998 (and getting funkier all the time) Ginada has relentlessly pushed the musical envelope in search of new sounds and feels. The result is a stylistic collage which truly sets them apart in their genre. 2001 brought the release of “Talking to the Boss,” a recording which at once highlighted the musicianship of the group while serving as the musical template from which they have evolved into one of the area’s most formidable improvisational groups. Over the years Ginada Pinata has played many festivals and clubs including Opera House Live, Sunshine Daydream, 123 Pleasant St., The Barns of Wolftrap, The Velvet Lounge and countless other music venues in the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Their drive is to produce a live show which consistently redraws the boundaries of the traditional quartet – and they’re only getting started.

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Oct
8
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

Sign up 8 pm, Music 9 pm. 21 and up. Late night menu served til 12:30 am!

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Fort Defiance
Oct
11
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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Tomato Dodgers
Oct
12
9:30 PM21:30

Tomato Dodgers

Spreading the cult of Illuminati rock & roll across the galaxy since 2013. Tomato Dodgers are an action-funk rock and roll band from College Park, Maryland, right outside the nation's capitol. They've steadily built up a fascinated following across the east coast, with dynamic and strange participatory performances that blur the line between stage show and immersive art piece. They dance - they feed each other toast - they rap - they build doomsday devices onstage - and mostly they shred festivals and house shows like you or I might mow a lawn: with vigor and fierce skill. Tomato Dodgers write their own music and book their own tours. The past year has seen the band touring rigorously, including shows in Japan and South Korea, festivals across the U.S., a seven-week marathon of pure DIY, and runs with Lionize and World/Inferno Friendship Society. 2016 Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley was a member of Tomato Dodgers for one strange show in 2013. They will not rest until they perform on the moon.

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The Meer (SHED Release) // Flooded // Baby Razors
Sep
22
9:30 PM21:30

The Meer (SHED Release) // Flooded // Baby Razors

The Meer is releasing our brand new, long awaited album, SHED! Come help us celebrate! We are making the bad decision to play after these really amazing bands that are super cool! 
Baby Razors is hard hitting, energetic riot fem punk from Frederick
Flooded is excellent garagey doomgaze, also from Frederick
Support local music! Come to the show!

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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.


Flooded has a sound that's ever changing, each record representing a different moment in time. Flooded is a solo project turned live band with lots of FUZZ.


We are Baby Razors... Mathias Henry on Guitar ... Nicole Henry on Bass/ Vocals ... Libby Henry on Vocals ... Brendan Chittick on Drums

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Silent Old Mtns. (Theatrical Indie Folk Rock with Exceptional Songwriting)
Sep
21
9:30 PM21:30

Silent Old Mtns. (Theatrical Indie Folk Rock with Exceptional Songwriting)

Silent Old Mtns (Silent Old Mountains) is an American indie rock band, formed in Frederick, Maryland in 2011 by singer songwriter Andrew Bromhal. They have released one full-length album and are most noted for their energetic and theatrical live shows.[1] They are also well known for their promotion of the indie music scene and DIY ethic:[2] touring the country in a repurposed school bus[3] and averaging over 100 live performances per year despite having no corporate backing.[4] DC Rock Live music blog's David Hintz describes their sound as "a whacked out brand of Americana folk rock that dives headlong into psyche terrain frequently."

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

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Future Sound
Sep
20
9:30 PM21:30

Future Sound

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

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

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

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Sep
17
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. Late night menu served til 12:30 am!

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Mr. Husband
Sep
15
9:30 PM21:30

Mr. Husband

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

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SoulXchange
Sep
14
9:30 PM21:30

SoulXchange

SoulXchange:
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.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Sep
10
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. Late night menu served til 12:30 am!

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DJ Babylon
Sep
8
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Babylon

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

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

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The Bees Trees
Sep
7
9:30 PM21:30

The Bees Trees

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 released their third studio effort --Loch Ness Monster-- on January 27th, 2018!

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Sep
3
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. Late night menu served til 12:30 am!

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Phantom Hourglass & Marshal Fuzz
Sep
1
9:30 PM21:30

Phantom Hourglass & Marshal Fuzz

Phantom Hourglass:
Phantom Hourglass is a Metalcore Post-Hardcore band from Winchester, Virginia. The band formed in January 2016, originally know as Seven Seas as a downtempo death-core band with 4 members (Sheldon, Brandon, Phillip, Shaun and Chris). Several months ago Chris and Philip Choi left the band due to creative differences. Shortly after, Alisdair Feezle and Josh Huff joined the Band in October of 2017. The Band is now in the studio recording with their new Full Length EP, Death Gazer
The band has developed a very diverse sound with a beefy tone to go with it. Their lyrics are moving and inspiring, touching on events that have personally affected them. Influences include everything from Every Time I Die and Veil Of Maya to The Arctic Monkeys and Issues.
>>High Tides & Sinking Ships EP" OUT NOW ON SOUNDCLOUD!!
>> “Letters Official Music Video” OUT NOW ON YOUTUBE!!

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Marshal Fuzz:
Marshal Fuzz, a DC based rock band that evokes the fuzzy blues rock tradition of classic rock bands such as Black Sabbath, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream. Their sound has been described as a mesh of Black Sabbath and Muddy Waters. With Suliaman Rahman on guitar and vocals, Greg Lane on bass and Nate Matzinger on drums they combine aggressive guitar riffs, extended live jams, soulful vocals and a tight rhythm section to capture the classic power trio sound with an original, contemporary twist. Formed in 2014, they spent most of the year in the studio writing material and developing their sound. They emerged out of rehearsals to begin tearing up the DMV/Mid Atlantic scene establishing themselves as THE force to be reckoned with on any stage. They are a refreshing return to the simple formula that made rock n' roll great. MARSHAL FUZZ!!! "One L, two Z's".

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Bang Bang
Aug
31
9:30 PM21:30

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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Union Craft Brewing Beer Release
Aug
30
9:30 PM21:30

Union Craft Brewing Beer Release

Come and celebrate the Union Brewing Beer Release with the Nowns and the Beatnik Termites.

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Beer is the union of water, barley, hops and yeast. A brewery is the union of beer, its brewers and the community it serves. Beer Unites! is not just a tagline, its the underlying philosophy of everything we believe in as a business. Good beer brings good people together for good times—and good works.

Situated along the Jones Falls river, in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, the Union Craft Brewery makes great beer and great company. With reverence for tradition and place, we brew beers that unite old and new ideas, the science and craft of brewing, and boldness and balance of flavor. Founded in the fall of 2011 by Kevin Blodger, Adam Benesch and Jon Zerivitz, brewing operations officially began in the spring of 2012 with the installation of a 20 barrel brewhouse and the initial launch of Duckpin Pale Ale.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Aug
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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Swiss Jamily Robinson : Super Jam
Aug
25
9:30 PM21:30

Swiss Jamily Robinson : Super Jam

A Super Jam featuring excellent local musicians. Come out and party with the Swiss Jamily Robinson! A Funky, Rocking, Jamming out type of party. 

Core Members:
Andrew Kuhens
Dave Bernet
Ryan Buell
Dan Gellerman
Garret Gleason
Alex Traggart

Guests: 
Sam Whalen
Owen Fuste
Brady O’Conor
Nick Ring
Connor Sheedy
Don Annonio
And many more!

The idea is to make this into a monthly event with as many of the local musicians contributing as possible. Not everyone will get to play every time, but we can all hang out and support each other. Let’s make this a thing!!!

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

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Joy on Fire (Punk Jazz/Fuzz Rock)
Aug
24
9:30 PM21:30

Joy on Fire (Punk Jazz/Fuzz Rock)

Joy on Fire, a sax/bass/drum rock trio, originally formed in Baltimore, MD in 2009 and has since played up and down the East coast, including gigs at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lounge, SoWeBo Fest and Windup Space in Baltimore, The Purple Fiddle in West Virginia, the Blind Tiger and Asheville Music Hall in North Carolina, and this summer, the group hosted a month-long residency in New York’s pristine Hudson Valley at The Winery at St. George, a 19th century church that was recently converted to a bar and music venue.  Now based in Greensboro, NC, Joy on Fire is recording its second album of Black Sabbath meets Eric Dolphy inspired “punk-jazz fuzz-rock,” entitled You Will Awaken Now.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)
Aug
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
Aug
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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Ginada Pinata
Aug
17
9:30 PM21:30

Ginada Pinata

Ginada Pinata taps the influences of jazz, funk, rock, fusion, trance and drum and bass, blending them to create an organic vibe that continually entertains and excites audiences at each and every show. Founded in Shepherdstown, WV in 1998 (and getting funkier all the time) Ginada has relentlessly pushed the musical envelope in search of new sounds and feels. The result is a stylistic collage which truly sets them apart in their genre. 2001 brought the release of “Talking to the Boss,” a recording which at once highlighted the musicianship of the group while serving as the musical template from which they have evolved into one of the area’s most formidable improvisational groups. Over the years Ginada Pinata has played many festivals and clubs including Opera House Live, Sunshine Daydream, 123 Pleasant St., The Barns of Wolftrap, The Velvet Lounge and countless other music venues in the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Their drive is to produce a live show which consistently redraws the boundaries of the traditional quartet – and they’re only getting started.

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

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Future Sound
Aug
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!)
Aug
13
9:30 PM21:30

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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DJ Babylon
Aug
11
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Babylon

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

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

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

Fractal Cat with Jack Funk

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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Tomato Dodgers!
Aug
4
9:30 PM21:30

Tomato Dodgers!

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

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

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

They will not rest until they perform on the moon.

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DAPP
Aug
3
9:30 PM21:30

DAPP

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

In the past, Dapp has been a contributing member of the bands: The Blue Method, The Burndown Allstars, Mortal Men and Peripheral Rhythm. He has shared stages at venues all over the U.S., including World Cafe Live Philadelphia, The TLA, House of Blues Atlantic City, Nectar's in Burlington Vermont, B.B. King's New York City, and such festivals as New York Blues Festival, Jam on the River, and the XPonential Music Festival with such greats as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Soulive, Chick Corea, The Disco Biscuits and many more.

Dapp has been compared to Jason Mraz, Maroon5, Jamiroquai, and Jimmy Neutron.

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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DJ Babylon
Jul
28
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Babylon

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

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

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

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night!)

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

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

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

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