DJ TWO TEKS (Bang Bang)
Feb
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.

Israel Creek (Harmonious Bluegrass/Folk)
Feb
25
9:30 pm21:30

Israel Creek (Harmonious Bluegrass/Folk)

Israel Creek is the project of JB Dunn and Kimbrey Havens. JB plays acoustic guitar and sings melody, Kimbrey accompanies him on mandolin, occasionally acoustic guitar, and harmony vocals. They play an amalgam of American musical styles inspired by Appalachia. Doors 9:30 | Music 10.

Western Star (Bmore Rock & Roll)
Mar
3
9:30 pm21:30

Western Star (Bmore Rock & Roll)

Raised mostly in a holler on the border of West Virginia and Virginia. Formed this past summer while working on a cattle ranch in East Texas. This family band is a second generation alt-country four piece that brings garage-rock speed and power, southern rock harmonies and Modest Mousey punk pomp to their music.

After working, practicing and finding their sound, Western Star jumped headlong into playing as many shows as possible: Texas to Baltimore, Baltimore to Boston. Regularly gigging over the past two years, they've opened up for Old 97’s at a sold-out 9:30 Club in Washington D.C., are able to pack the Ottobar in Baltimore, and, hitting Manhattan's Mercury Lounge early on as a headlining act, Western Star has been rocking nightclubs in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Asbury Park, Baltimore, Harrisonburg, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Greensboro, Nashville, Mobile, New Orleans, Shreveport, Tyler, Dallas and Austin, getting around and doing two week legs and weekends as much as they can handle. They're new album, Fireball, is available via Saustex Records.

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. More info about the band: http://www.starsandcards.net

Black Masala (Brass from D.C.)
Mar
4
9:30 pm21:30

Black Masala (Brass from D.C.)

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

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

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

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

Doors 9:30 | Music 10. 21 and up.  RSVP to the Facebook event HERE

The Milestones (Bmore rock by way of Frederick first)
Mar
10
9:30 pm21:30

The Milestones (Bmore rock by way of Frederick first)

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.

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


The Milestones
www.milestonesofficial.com
The Baltimore boys, by way of Frederick are back in town.

Tuff Junior
Evan Mark Cory's (Old Indian) and members of Heavy Lights new indie-rock band.
New music on the way!

DoubleMotorcycle
https://doublemotorcycle.bandcamp.com/
- Joe Jalette, Jonathan Phelps, & Colin McGuire of Frederick Playlist ♥ ♥ ♥

Tuff Junior (Indie Rock feat. members of Heavy Lights & Old Indian!)
Mar
10
9:30 pm21:30

Tuff Junior (Indie Rock feat. members of Heavy Lights & Old Indian!)

Tuff Junior is a rock and roll collaboration between Cory Springirth and Derek Salazar (formerly from respected local bands Old Indian and Heavy Lights). Following the dissolution of each of their previous bands in 2016, time and space was created to work on a project together.

Cory - Guitar / Vocals Derek - Drums / Vocals

This is going to be a very special show.

The Milestones
www.milestonesofficial.com
The Baltimore boys, by way of Frederick are back in town.

Tuff Junior
Evan Mark Cory's (Old Indian) and members of Heavy Lights new indie-rock band.
New music on the way!

DoubleMotorcycle
https://doublemotorcycle.bandcamp.com/
- Joe Jalette, Jonathan Phelps, & Colin McGuire of Frederick Playlist ♥ ♥ ♥

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

DoubleMotorcycle (Indie Rock)
Mar
10
9:30 pm21:30

DoubleMotorcycle (Indie Rock)

You know them from their other projects-Joe Jalette of Silent Old Mtns. and Seaknuckle and Jonathan Phelps from Seaknuckle. Colin McGuire is the man behind Frederick Playlist and the Local Music Showcase at the Weinberg. Come check out their band for their Nola debut! Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With The Milestones and Tuff Junior.

Give 'em a preemptive listen: https://doublemotorcycle.bandcamp.com/

Mar
11
9:30 pm21:30

Smoke N Mangos (Genre: Psychedelic & Indie Rock)

Smoke n' Mangos is a 5 piece band of friends from Poolesville, MD. Smoke n' Mangos play psychedelic and indie rock music on a mix of traditional and rock instruments. Fans of Wilco, Trampled By Turtles, The Beatles, and The Band will enjoy the attention to sonic detail in combination with the free flowing style.

They have opened for GRAMMY nominated and nationally touring artists, played the Vans Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilllion, recorded three albums, recieved radio play up and down the East Coast, all while becoming best friends in the process. Being fans of just about all genres of music, the band has worked hard to create a repetoire where anyone in the crowd of any age or musical background can find something to enjoy. Praised by Examiner.com for playing a show marked by "an impressive range," "high spirits, and strong playing," Smoke n' Mangos gives every performance their all and never fails to let their fans know how much they mean.

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With Stag & Owl.

Lost Keys (MD-based R&B, jazz, blues)
Mar
17
9:30 pm21:30

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

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

Wings That Buzz (Indie Folk Singer Songwriter from PA)
Mar
24
9:30 pm21:30

Wings That Buzz (Indie Folk Singer Songwriter from PA)

Wings That Buzz is an all original band from Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Their unique blend of strong melodies, warm textures, and toe-tapping rhythms are both fresh and familiar. Fluid, energetic music and thought-provoking lyrics, about the joys and struggles of life, combine to create an uplifting sound that aims to inspire the listener and is as likely to get you moving too.

They have released two full length albums, "Aloft" and "My Beaten Heart". They are also very excited to continue introducing their music to the public through live performances and via the internet. Currently, they continue to write and compile new material for their third album.

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

DJ Babylon (Reggae!)
Mar
25
9:30 pm21:30

DJ Babylon (Reggae!)

DJ Babylon started his career spinning reggae in Downtown Frederick six years ago. After a brief hiatus, he's returned with a new formula that he'll be introducing for the first time at Cafe Nola. Babylon will be mixing modern dancehall reggae with current club tracks to create Babylon 2.0.

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

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)
Mar
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.

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)
Apr
1
9:30 pm21:30

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)

The Derailleurs are the area's only purveyors of hot and gypsy jazz. Their music is a nod to the preservation of an era of jazz from the 1920s through the 1930s, and draws influence from the dance halls and speakeasies of that day gone by.  Doors 9:30 | Music 10. 21 and up.


Body Thief (Genre: Ambient Prog Rock from D.C.)
Feb
18
9:30 pm21:30

Body Thief (Genre: Ambient Prog Rock from D.C.)

Following the disbanding of Baltimore post-hardcore group Tooth & Claw in 2012, members Sebastian Ramos and Greg Chipkin found themselves with an overwhelming desire create something new; to manifest the same passion for music that had initially brought them together in a musical project that would demonstrate how they had developed personally musically in the time since Tooth & Claw’s breakup. Beginning with an initiative from each member to experiment with new sounds and push each of their individual musical abilities, Ramos and Chipkin recorded three instrumental demos under the name Body Thief, and by late 2013 had completed their lineup in with the addition of Walt Umana on Bass and Daniel Hawkins on vocals. The band began to play shows rigorously around Maryland and D.C., and quickly branched into Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey as well. By the winter of 2014, the band was scheduled to enter the studio with producer and engineer, Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Senses Fail, Circa Survive) to record their debut album, Speak in Hibernation. Musically, Body Thief pairs the post-rock and post-hardcore tendencies of many of their greatest hometown influences with a well-developed musicianship and an ear for sprawling melodies and intense crescendos. On record, Hawkins’ vocals weave throughout the textured instrumentals of Chipkin, Umana and Ramos effortlessly; the highly complicated nature of the music itself doesn’t detract from its accessibility, and instead functions to bring the listener deeper into the captivating melodies and rhythms at play. Their live set replicates this energy, and delivers a totally unique experience for first-time listeners and longtime fans alike. The audience regularly finds themselves on the precipice of a musical tipping point, at which they can just as easily be brought into a frenzied chorus as they can an unpredictable groove.

With WVNDER (Pronounced "Wander.") Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. More info about the band at https://www.facebook.com/BodyThief.md

Signs Point East (Mainstream Rock)
Feb
17
9:30 pm21:30

Signs Point East (Mainstream Rock)

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

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

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

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

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

Bears vs. Babies (Game Test by The Oatmeal)
Feb
15
5:00 pm17:00

Bears vs. Babies (Game Test by The Oatmeal)

We were picked to host a Playtest of the unreleased Bears vs Babies card game created by the same team that brought us Exploding Kittens! All ages welcome until 9pm!

We have a capacity of 70 people so RSVP and save your spot soon! Here is the official Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/186684138474766/

Kitchen will be open until 9:15pm and drinks until 2am! Photography is encouraged and, as always, free WiFi!

http://www.bearsvsbabies.com/playtests

Airøspace (Hip Hop)
Feb
11
9:30 pm21:30

Airøspace (Hip Hop)

Airøspace is a US born hip-hop artist who elevates his raps into an outrageous experience drenched in sweat and tears. Get ready to feel a lil’ bit nasty, and a bit lil’ gangster with his raw and expressive performance. Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 & up.

Poetic Endurance (Rap/Hip Hop)
Feb
11
9:30 pm21:30

Poetic Endurance (Rap/Hip Hop)

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

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

Bencoolen (Maximalist Rock from Washington D.C.)
Feb
10
9:30 pm21:30

Bencoolen (Maximalist Rock from Washington D.C.)

Bencoolen is a band with a classic lineup of the soaring vocalist, fleet-fingered saxophone player, and bluesy rock lead guitarist. Mixing together old-school vibes and modern influences, Bencoolen brings it all to the stage with a knack for drawing in a crowd of college students to halls, restaurants, and bars.

Imagine a band has driven hours through the night to cram their gigantic sign and gigantic sound into your tiny living room. They have never played in your town. They set up on a stage so small that their bass amp cannot fit on it. The bassist does not admit defeat. He plants his amp right next to your stage and dances on top of it all damn night until you're dancing too. The bass player. 

But you were ready. You built a tiki bar and filled your floors with beach sand. You carried a pool and hot tubs to the stage. You came to party. Maybe you heard a couple soundcloud links, maybe you saw a couple photos. Something told you tonight was going to be different. By the end of the first set you were dancing your asses off, singing with a sweaty frontman to songs you had never heard. His glasses were fogged. By the end of the second set the drummer was standing behind his kit, the guitarist was sitting with his feet dangling off the stage almost touching you, and the sax player deftly squealed above it all. 

Bencoolen has played a huge stage opening for Cold War Kids. Bencoolen has closed a street festival stage in Virginia. Bencoolen was in USA Today.  Bencoolen has booked the legendary 9:30 Club with Atlas Road Crew & The Southern Belles. That is a boring list of facts. That does not describe the experience. Maybe a little house party does not have the prestige or acoustics of a huge hall, but there are no shortcuts to meeting you. Whether the band plays for 4000 people again or plays for the capacity of your living room... this narrative is why Bencoolen's music has been called maximalist rock.

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

Dapp (Funk/Rock from Philly)
Feb
4
9:30 pm21:30

Dapp (Funk/Rock from Philly)

Dapp is the singer, songwriter, bassist and frontman for his four piece "frunk" band, and in a short time, has built a reputation for the spontaneous and improvisational style of his funk/rock jam-pop songs and performances. Pocket grooves mixed with freestyle jam sessions and brought together by tight arrangements have made Dapp a crowd favorite wherever he goes.

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.

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

SoulXchange (Soul/Jazz/Funk/Blues)
Feb
3
9:30 pm21:30

SoulXchange (Soul/Jazz/Funk/Blues)

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

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

Hambone Relay (Organ, Guitar, Bass trio from Philly)
Feb
3
9:30 pm21:30

Hambone Relay (Organ, Guitar, Bass trio from Philly)

The Philadelphia-based trio draws their inspiration from such organ greats as Jimmy Smith and Billy Preston while combining funky grooves and dauntless guitar lines in the same vein as The Meters. Staying true to their jazz roots, Hambone Relay’s live shows are a mixture of danceable grooves, psychedelic overtones and improvisational jams that are sure to leave you wanting more. Check them out at http://www.hambonerelay.com

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

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

Austin & Olivia (Folk Duo)
Jan
28
9:30 pm21:30

Austin & Olivia (Folk Duo)

Austin & Olivia, formerly known as Skeleton Twins, are a folk duet from Frederick, MD.  Michelle Solomon, a Blues & Jazz singer who has spent the last two and a half years in Santa Fe, NM, cultivating a unique sound and style, has just recently moved back to Frederick, MD, to partner up with local singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Austin Nuckols. Together they’ve created a bare-as-bone, traditional country music sound with haunting harmonies that are bound to shake and move you to your core.  While they have just started down the path of their new musical endeavor, these two are bound for the promised land, guitar and microphone in hand. Doors 9:30 | Music 10. 21 and up. Photo by Angela Laurienzo Photography for Frederick Folk Fest.

The Fun Boys Cocktail Hour(s) (Genre: Theatrical Rowdy Sexual Music)
Jan
28
9:30 pm21:30

The Fun Boys Cocktail Hour(s) (Genre: Theatrical Rowdy Sexual Music)

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.

Please join us for a night of music featuring the hits of the past forty years mixed with over fifteen originals that will be on their upcoming album, Songs for Darla, which is expected to be released this December. For listeners of classic doo wop with a Klezmer spin, this is the show for you!

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

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/heyheyitsthefunboysbaby

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

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)

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

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

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

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://ianfitzgerald.com/music/

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

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)
Jan
20
9:30 pm21:30

The Derailleurs (Hot & Gypsy Jazz)

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

Future Sound (Electronic Dance Music)
Jan
19
9:30 pm21:30

Future Sound (Electronic Dance Music)

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

For this month's installment, we've invited promo company Subsdance to come in and take over. From large multiroom bangers, to small nightclubs, and to the forest for massive outdoor events, Subsdance has made a mark as one of the DMV's most legit promoters.

Here's the lineup they're bringing you:

- MARLAR (House)

- RABAT (Dubstep)

- BEDAED (Breakbeat)

- CYBIN QUEST (Dubstep)

We'll have our usual LIGHTING, LASERS, HAZERS, PROJECTIONS, and BASS, plus COCKTAILS, WINE, and CRAFT BEERS from Nola's great bartenders.

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 and admission this month is $3. You *must* be 21+ with proper ID.

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

For more information on Subsdance, "like" their page here:

 

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

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

Hollywood Blanks
Jan
14
9:30 pm21:30

Hollywood Blanks

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

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

https://hollywoodblanks.bandcamp.com/

DJ Babylon (John Matthews)
Jan
13
9:30 pm21:30

DJ Babylon (John Matthews)

DJ Babylon started his career spinning reggae in Downtown Frederick six years ago. After a brief hiatus, he's returned with a new formula that he'll be introducing for the first time at Cafe Nola. Babylon will be mixing modern dancehall reggae with current club tracks to create Babylon 2.0.

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

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

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

Community Center (Chamber Rock from Bmore)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Riviera (Rock from Morgantown, WV!)
Jan
6
9:30 pm21:30

Riviera (Rock from Morgantown, WV!)

A rock band from Morgantown, WV heavily influenced by New Found Glory, State Champs, The Story So Far, Four Year Strong, Hit The Lights, and City Lights. Riviera is known for their energetic sound and eclectic blend of of genres.
Check them out on Bandcamp!

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up! With Samuel Powers and Stag & Owl!

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

Samuel Powers (Original 90s Rock)

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

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

Cafe Nola Open Mic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang!)

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

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

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

Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm!