Mike Frazier, Gin War
Jan
12
9:30 PM21:30

Mike Frazier, Gin War

Mike Frazier Singer-Songwirter from Winchester, VA that blends roots music of the Shenandoah Valley with Americana Punk. He's backed by his band The Dying Wild. His latest EP "Complete Control" is available now through Geneva Records. 

mikefrazierva.bandcamp.com


‘Gin War is an indie rock band from the Northeast.’

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

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Cheshi
Jan
13
9:30 PM21:30

Cheshi

Fronted by songwriter Ashli Cheshire (the bands namesake), this queer, eco-driven pop-rock deathlord, sings about the challenges and awakenings that are born within a deep need for change and renewal in our society.
Cheshi's concepts arise from confrontations with hatred, bigotry, homophobia, the destruction of the earth, the right-wing agenda, above all: honestly with oneself. 
All of this is woven in to an illustrious and powerful platform, screamed or lulled into an experience that brings a well of emotion from an audience.

Lifted by the musical prowess of Trevor Williams (a Connecticut native who has been performing professionally since he was 15, also a music teacher), Matt Jackowski (performing bass since his teens, in a wide variety of styles of which he says the heart stays at the center of it all), and Evan Owens (who's drumming style is inspired by Black
Sabbath and Madonna).

Described most recently as “a large pack of twizzlers, mixed with a long black cloak, and a pinch of old stairs”. 

Their first EP, self-titled “Cheshi”, was released in February of 2017.

The band currently resides in Frederick, MD.

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jan
15
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
Jan
18
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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Mr. Husband
Jan
19
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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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jan
22
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Jan
26
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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Ginada Pinata
Jan
27
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)
Jan
29
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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Scott Siskind (Solo/Side Project of Baltimore band Vinny Vegas)
Feb
1
9:30 PM21:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lord Nelson
Feb
2
9:30 PM21:30

Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson is two brothers, one greasy trombone, backbone bass, pocket drums, dirty south guitar and a hell of a lot of fun. They play rock and roll that is at once accessible and original.  Formed in 2012 by Kai and Bram Crowe-Getty, the band cut their teeth rehearsing in basements and barns. Lord Nelson brings the same sense of intimacy to house parties and outdoor pavilions alike. The raw energy that these five Virginia boys display each night has created a party that connects with a diverse audience. Their original compositions are varied and range from slow burning, harmony laced anthems to back beat pulsing floor stompers.  Lord Nelson’s music is anything but ironic — their lyrical roots grow from a sense of place and visceral life experiences. Their songs not only celebrate a time when hardworking rock and roll bands thrived throughout America, but also pay tribute to musical mentors, lost loved ones and rowdy nights on the town. This is an ambitious young group with a powerful live stage presence. There is a kinetic whirlwind when these guys hit the stage and it is certainly one that you want to be swept up in. Now a regionally touring act, Lord Nelson is a band on an upward trajectory with plans to play upward of 150 shows in the coming year. They released their excellent debut album "The County" in fall 2015 highlighted by a showcase appearance at the Lockn Festival in Virginia and are currently preparing their new album for early 2018 release

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Feb
5
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)

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

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

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

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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jan
8
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
Jan
6
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. 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 #cafenola #frederickmd

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

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Memory House
Jan
5
9:30 PM21:30

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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Cafe Nola Open Mic (Every Monday Night)
Jan
1
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)
Dec
31
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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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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Ugly Holiday Sweater Party w/TIME COLUMNS + CROOKED HILLS + WITCHHAND
Dec
28
9:30 PM21:30

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party w/TIME COLUMNS + CROOKED HILLS + WITCHHAND

A very ugly holiday sweater party @ Cafe Nola

Rock your ugliest Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/BoxingDay/New Years sweater and get down with some of Frederick's Finest! 


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.


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


WitchHand - New Frederick/Hagerstown doom!
https://witchhand.bandcamp.com/releases

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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