Woodgrove & Minks Miracle
Sep
23
9:30pm 9:30pm

Woodgrove & Minks Miracle

Woodgrove: Singing songs about depression and breakups with a little too much poppy falsetto and nowhere near enough fuzz. Woodgrove came into being, as did the genre ’Paxil Pop,’ after a breakup and a long summer of introspection. After a number of solo shows, Jared Hall (guitar/vox) was joined by Max Holiday (drums), Logan Leverett (guitar), and Jake Wentzel (bass) to move the band forward in a much heavier and all-encompassing direction. While Hall still plays solo shows with the suitcase drum, the full band has become the prime directive for the group. Focusing on a blend of ambience and groove, on polarizing songwriting and introspection, the four-piece is welcoming the chaos that is 2017 by trying their best to play music as a coping mechanism. They are currently in the process of self-producing their debut EP, set to be released in the fall of 2017.
https://justwoodgrove.tumblr.com
https://woodgrove.bandcamp.com
https://facebook.com/justwoodgrove
https://instagram.com/ghostcloser

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Mink's Miracle Medicine: Mink’s Miracle Medicine began in 2013 to explore the potential of sonic minimalism in country music. What could happen if each song was reduced to its purest form?: A telecaster guitar, weeping plucking and gliding over harmony, a simple three-piece drum kit crooning alongside, and above it, a singular powerful voice. 

The idea birthed reality. Melissa Wright and Daniel Zezeski played their first show together to a packed show in a comic book shop. Since then, they have gone on to play all over the United States, indulging their deep-seated fascination with freight trains and cross-country road trips. Citing influence from artists like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Neil Young, and The Beatles, their sound is raw, earthy and smells like a long and winding road that weaves around an undeniable longing, calling to mind early Tom Petty and shades of Patti Smith.

Individually and together, the pair have connected and collaborated with musicians around Washington D.C. for more than a decade. After graduating high school in the rural suburbs of the District, Melissa attended Berklee College of Music where she studied vocal performance, specializing in jazz, gospel, and other American roots music styles. She has performed with bluegrass legends Alison Krauss, Sierra Hull, and Ralph Stanley, as well as serving as an alternate on singer-songwriter Ben Folds’ Boston Symphony Hall Tour. After completing her degree, she moved back to Virginia to play upright bass in the up-and-coming traditional jazz group The Bumper Jacksons. Melissa continues to honor the local musical tradition by presenting a series of tributes to the great Patsy Cline, most recently collaborating with Jess Eliot Myhre of the Bumper Jacksons, Letitia VanSant, and Karen Collins to put on a tribute to Patsy Cline hosted by the Institute of Musical Traditions. 

Foregoing the conservatory method, Daniel Zezeski got his start with punk and ska bands in his early teens. Donning a green mohawk, Daniel frequented a music venue owned by his uncle in Scranton, PA, and received a musical education one can only get from standing in the wings of a show, where one can truly see, feel, and breathe with the music and the audience. When he came of age, he ran away from home to hop freight trains, seeing the American landscape in the same way he saw music in his youth: fearlessly up close. On these trips, he carried an Epiphone Hummingbird guitar and began to write. The Hummingbird was destroyed in an accident that left him wheelchair bound for months, during which he learned to fingerpick like Leo Kottke and solidified his musical prowess. He has performed on stage with Lake, The Dangerous Ponies, Chamomile and Whiskey, and The Menzingers. His song “Casey” is featured on The Menzinger’s Epitaph Records release “On The Impossible Past”.

Mink’s Miracle Medicine continue to write, record, travel, and perform together, ultimately on a quest of true connection between musician and audience, to deliver the listener truth and beauty in its most pure, honest, distilled form.
 

https://minksmiraclemedicine.com

https://www.instagram.com/minksmiraclemedicine/

https://www.facebook.com/minksmiraclemedicine

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Sep
25
9:30pm 9:30pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Sep
27
9:30pm 9:30pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

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

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

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

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

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

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DJ Babylon
Sep
28
9:30pm 9:30pm

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. Featuring a early premiere of up and coming Frederick native R&B artist J.Rose. Doors open at 9pm dont be late and sleep on this local gem.

Dj Babylon's New Mixtape "wheel back" https://www.mixcloud.com/jon-mathews/dj-babylon-wheel-back-reggae-mix-one-track/. STREAM FREE

#babylonsoundsystem #Djbabylon207 #jrosedmv #cafenola #frederickmd

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

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DJ Two Teks (BANG! BANG!)
Sep
29
9:30pm 9:30pm

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 Milestones w/ Muchismo
Sep
30
9:30pm 9:30pm

The Milestones w/ Muchismo

Rock music gets compartmentalized a lot. Punk, Indie, Classic, Grunge – some bands define one particular genre and others are able to mix and mingle the differing characteristics of each. The Milestones give us music that meshes the best qualities of each genre and provide us with solid rock sounds that doesn’t need it’s own specific category. They’re a little bit in-your-face like punk, they’re a little growly like grunge, and they get you moving like indie-dance rock.

The Milestones are a quartet based out of Baltimore, Maryland and got their start in 2014 playing around the local scene. Their EP, Old Souls, was released that same year. They released their sophomore EP, Honey, this year.


Muchismo
Aka Rose God. East Coast Millennial, Part Existential, Part Klingon. Fueled by booze to make RnB & rock Steal-Your-Girl Anthems for the Kids and their walkman radios.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Oct
2
9:30pm 9:30pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Oct
4
9:30pm 9:30pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

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

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

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

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

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

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Hurricane Hoss and the Perfect Storm
Oct
5
9:30pm 9:30pm

Hurricane Hoss and the Perfect Storm

"...honest-to-goodness country splendor anchored by fiddle playing and down-home vocal charm that endear immediately to even the lightest of fans of the genre...” in Wilmington

“…catty, cool, authentic…smashing the sounds straight outta Nashville.” philadelphia weekly
 

HURRICANE HOSS has blown through the juke joints and watering holes of America, the perfect example of a classical good-girl gone outlaw. She’s shot whiskey in the Midwestern Wilds, danced to zydeco in Louisiana, fallen in love in the Rockies, and two-stepped on top of broken hearts in Nashville. With fiddle, banjo, and guitar in tow, Hoss sings the stories of her travels and travails, as well as traditional songs of the American experience. Fans of western swing (Asleep at the Wheel, The Time Jumpers) and vintage country (Jimmy Martin, Patsy Cline, Glen Campbell) will easily find a place for Hoss in their ears and hearts.

 

When performing with her band THE PERFECT STORM, Hoss calls on the finest session players and hottest pickers to color her songs with a truly unique sound. Driven by a vintage country vibe, Hoss & the Storm aim to entertain and engage the audience with funny jokes, colorful stories, and heartfelt songs. And of course, dazzle with lots of rhinestones!

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Zig Zag
Oct
6
9:30pm 9:30pm

Zig Zag

ZIG ZAG is an American "Psychedelic Hip Hop" artist who was born in Wildwood, NJ. In December of 2014, he released his sophomore mixtape titled "Darkside". This mixtape birthed the "Reloaded" music video, as well as opened the door for ZIG ZAG to truly begin performing live and traveling. To date, ZIG ZAG has performed in NJ, WV, PA, NY and MD, with talks of a Mini-Tour in 2017! ZIG ZAG is currently working on his junior mixtape which will be called "L.unar S.pace D.omicile" or "LSD" for short. It is scheduled to be released the first half of the 2017 year some time.

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

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Crooked Hills
Oct
7
9:30pm 9:30pm

Crooked Hills

Crooked Hills is a hard-charging thunderhorse of a rock band hailing from Frederick MD and the surrounding foothills of the Appalachian mountains.

Crooked Hills is known for their energetic live show and a sound saturated with massive riffs and lyrics inspired by the rich dark history of the area. 

Crooked Hills plays a style of heavy music with elements pulled from metal and hardcore, but also equally infused with classic rock swagger and bluesy southern grooves. A tight and driving rhythm section foundation supports wailing guitar leads and screaming vocals. 

Crooked Hills has played numerous venues in the Maryland and Virginia area since coming together in 2015. Recent line-up additions have enhanced and solidified the granite monolith that is the Crooked Hills sound. 

Crooked Hills released and on-line 3 song EP at the beginning of 2017 and is currently in-studio finishing a full-length to be released later this year. 

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Oct
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Oct
11
9:00pm 9:00pm

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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JOY ON FIRE
Oct
14
9:30pm 9:30pm

JOY ON FIRE

What if the world's greatest punk band featured lead saxophone instead of vocals? What if America's most interesting jazz trio featured a heavy metal rhythm section? What if you danced so hard, you literally jumped out of your own skin? JOY ON FIRE answers these questions and more! Originally formed in Baltimore, MD in 2009, JOY ON FIRE 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; and the The Pour House and Asheville Music Hall in North Carolina. The group has hosted month-long residencies at The Cupping Room Cafe in SoHo and The Winery at St. George in Hudson Valley. Now based in New Jersey, JOY ON FIRE recently completed its second album of Led Zeppelin meets John Coltrane inspired “punk-jazz fuzz-rock,” entitled Fire with Fire. For more information, visit: www.joyonfire.com

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Oct
16
9:00pm 9:00pm

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Oct
18
9:00pm 9:00pm

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

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

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

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

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

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

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Future Sound
Oct
19
9:30pm 9:30pm

Future Sound

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

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

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

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

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Memory House
Oct
20
9:30pm 9:30pm

Memory House

Memory House formed in the middle of 2017 by a group of friends who enjoy playing music and revisiting the past through musical experiences; Hence the name, "Memory House." We play a mixture of everything from 90's nostalgia, 80's rock, 2000's pop, and everything in between. 

What started out as a fun jam band, quickly turned to a covering of the classics for friends and family. We began playing birthday parties, cookouts, and other private events that soon led to a following of people that wish we would play local bars, festivals, and public venues for entertainment... 

....And here we are.

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

Future Sound

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

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

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

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

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

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

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

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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

Sloth Herder/Graver/Night/The Dissociated

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


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

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Graver: Indie Rock for Sad Dads from Baltimore, MD

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

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Pocket Bells/ Austin & Olivia/ Elissa Janelle Velveteen and Scott Siskind
Sep
15
9:30pm 9:30pm

Pocket Bells/ Austin & Olivia/ Elissa Janelle Velveteen and Scott Siskind

Pocket Bells is an indie rock band from Baltimore, MD. The band draws on rock, pop, and classical influences to define their sound and energy. Raging drums and bass fill out the bottom while delicate guitar and keyboard arrangements dance across the top. With a dynamic live set, this band is not to miss!

Austin and Olivia:
Austin and Olivia are a Folk duet from Frederick, MD. Olivia 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.

Elissa Janelle Velveteen:
Philadelphia singer-songwriter Elissa brings a unique blend of heartfelt honest acoustic songs and tongue and cheek lyrics. She is constantly playing shows are the greater Philadelphia and abroad, both as a solo act and with her band Molly Rhythm. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gom5KFzZD-k

Scott Siskind:
Scott is the singer of Baltimore based band Vinny Vegas. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtbqkdZlhPw

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Daniel./Jeremy Bursich/Jonathan Townes/Tea Wiggs
Sep
14
9:30pm 9:30pm

Daniel./Jeremy Bursich/Jonathan Townes/Tea Wiggs

Daniel. is an up and coming Singer songwriter from Los Angeles, California. His wide range of influences, from Owen and Into It Over It to The Smashing Pumpkins and Rancid, are portrayed in his unique brand of emo acoustic folk. He is currently on a national tour in support of his debut album, Home.

Tea Wiggs is a singer-songwriter from Arcata, California. With two current releases through Fairly Modest Records, her sound is characterized by ukulele ballads drowned in a myriad of ethereal effects and intensely emotional topics reflecting on her own struggle with mental illness. She draws influence from familiar freak folk pioneers such as Paul Baribeau, Kimya Dawson, and Daniel Johnston. She is currently on a national tour in support of her most recent release, Gutter Gums.

Jeremy Bursich is always working on something. With seven self-produced albums under his belt in the last five years and a eighth album in production, he still manages to find time to manage Fairly Modest Records, host open mics, organize and perform in concerts, edit and construct music videos, and wrap his head in plaster of paris for his hellishly playful sculptures. Bursich is not only a prolific presence in the artistic sphere but also a pillar of his local musical community. He has become notorious for his haunting sound and labyrinthine lyrics. Drawing from such experts of raw grit and dry dissent as Neil Young, Tom Waits, and Leonard Cohen, Bursich balances this saw-blade sound with influences from the bittersweet ballads of the likes of Elliott Smith, Spencer Krug, and Bill Callahan. Oscillating from sweet and sour tunes of brutally honest introspection to hard hitting jabs into sociopolitical subjects, Bursich portrays a wide and penetrative range of human experience.

Jonathan Townes is an American composer, guitarist, singer, producer and engineer. He attended Berklee College of Music in 1988, majoring in Jazz composition. While at Berklee, Jonathan began writing jazz tunes. Jonathan’s first professional release was Glossolalia (1996), which featured seven of his songs plus four improvised tracks. The band included keyboardist JohnMedeski (Medeski,Martin &Wood; John Scoeld), bassist Neal Fountain (Jimmy Herring, AlexMachacek), and drummer Jef Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jonas Hellborg, Leftover Salmon). After moving to Brooklyn, NY (1998), he began playing occasional gigs in and around New York City. It was around this time he began recording music at Peter Karl Studios which ultimately led to a job there, as a recording, mixing and mastering engineer. He has since produced 7 self-released projects for his Giglaeoplexis record label. Jonathan also played with Ray Greiche (Redshell); producing, mixing and mastering Redshell’s eponymous debut release. The recording of Redshell marked his transition from jazz/improvised music to rock/pop/electronic music, culminating in the the release Lookatchurself ReggieMeasuresworth.

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

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

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

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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

Time Columns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)

Specializing in break-neck guitar and ol' timey groove. The Derailleurs are an acoustic group performing the music of 1920s and 30s Europe and the Americas. The band features: Ken Bussey (guitar), Dwayne Brooke (guitar), Jacob Smith (accordion/sax), Matthew Lewis (bass), and Trent Renshaw (drums). Come enjoy The Derailleurs perform the music of speakeasies, cabarets and dance halls from a time where hooch was cheap and you could dance all night!

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

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

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

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

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Husband

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

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

One Blue Night (Country & Americana)

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

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

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Blue Heaven & The Fun Boys
Aug
31
9:30pm 9:30pm

Blue Heaven & The Fun Boys

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


The Fun Boys are comprised of four of Frederick's most feral staple musicians. Bassist Matt Dabson, drummer Kevin Etzler, keyboardist Colin Shultzaberger, and maestro Samuel Whalen, join forces to present theatrical, improvised, humorous, topical, rowdy, motivational, sexual music.

Their goal is to cover as many genres as possible, but they have simply labeled themselves as a jazz-art-rock outfit. The Fun Boys' influences range from early Zappa to Brian Wilson, from Kid Cudi to Man Man, while also utilizing theatrical inspiration from Buster Keaton, The Marx Brothers, Chevy Chase, and The Birthday Boys.

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

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

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

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

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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

Mary El & SoulXchange

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

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


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

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

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

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

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

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

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

The YeahTones

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

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

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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

The Dirty Middle

Genre: 'blues pop rock'

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

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

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

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

DJ Babylon

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


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

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

Future Sound

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

LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS.

COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS.

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

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

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

Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)

***Trivia Night***

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

Holy Hand grenade drink specials:

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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

Tomato Dodgers! with Apollo's Din!

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

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

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

They will not rest until they perform on the moon.


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

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