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Tue Mar 28

Booked Full

Tue Mar 28 @ 12:00 am
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Cocktails and Bureaucracy
til 7:50pm
Tue Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm
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Daptone Records Alumni Music Series Every Tuesday
  Featuring: Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) The Extraordinaires (backing band for Charles Bradley) Binky Griptite (guitar player and emcee, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings) + Special Guests
Tue Mar 28 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Binky Griptite's Loose Tuesday Blues and Soul Jam - (Frontroom)
Best known as the guitarist and emcee for Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.  Goes until about 2AM. Binky Griptite  -  a songwriter, producer, and vocalist. The Last Tue Monthly at 10pm.   Binky with Amy Winehouse: Read what the Village Voice has to say about Mr. Griptite here -http://www.villagevoice.com/music/binky-griptite-slides-his-way-back-to-the-blues-6627154 "Griptite is a kinetic, time-keeping force, and [...]
Tue Mar 28 @ 10:00 pm
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Wed Mar 29

RubberOnion Animation Podcast
Two Brooklyn animators, Stephen and Rob, host a podcast about everything animation. The live show features cartoons by fans, group games (like pictionary!), skits, trivia, and 18+ commentary! www.RubberOnion.com
Wed Mar 29 @ 8:30 pm
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Thu Mar 30

Open 10/10:30

Thu Mar 30 @ 12:00 am
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Paranoid Larry
"...Larry and his imaginary band are quite fun live (there's a Roches connection)~VILLAGE VOICE (VOICE CHOICES) http://www.paranoidlarry.com/
Thu Mar 30 @ 9:00 pm
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Fri Mar 31

Open 11:30

Fri Mar 31 @ 12:00 am
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The Rosewood Girl:
The Rosewood Girl is a Brooklyn-based, acoustic indie / folk band. Influences include the likes of Neko Case, Cat Power and PJ Harvey. The group features female vocals, sliding guitars and haunting melodies. Performing in Brooklyn and beyond since 2011, The Rosewood Girl currently has a new full-length record underway to release in 2016. therosewoodgirl.com
Fri Mar 31 @ 8:30 pm
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SB Deluxe {The ShitBirds)
Influenced by 70s Glam, Rockabilly and 40s Jazz, The SB Deluxe take you barreling down the Devil's Highway. Flying from town to town looking for their next crust of bread, they dazzle with tasty tunes, cinematic arrangements, and runaway jams.  http://www.theshitbirds.com/
Fri Mar 31 @ 9:30 pm
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The Wild Deer
"Brooklyn's own The Wild Deer are really good at this "classic rock" thing. They are so good we can't really pinpoint what band they sound like... it's bluesy rock, that unfolds exactly like you expect it to, guitar solos included, but what takes it to the next level is singer Ed Fingerling's perfect rock'n'roll voice, [...]
Fri Mar 31 @ 10:30 pm
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Sat Apr 1

Tom Curtin of Warbles (Drown Your Boots)
Acoustic Solo performance. http://www.warbles.net/
Sat Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
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Jacob Wright Comedy Hour (Drown Your Boots)
Local comedian, Jacob Wright of "Pool Party" hosting an hour of comedy with very special guests.
Sat Apr 1 @ 8:30 pm
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Yellow Bells (Drown Your Boots)
Melody driven folk duo based in Park Slope Brooklyn, specializing in acoustic guitar, cello, ukelele, and harmonies. https://www.facebook.com/yellowbellsmusic/?hc_ref=SEARCH
Sat Apr 1 @ 9:30 pm
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Drown Your Boots
Folky, punchy South Slope based rock band. Brooklyn transplants hailing from all over the country blend bluegrass, americana, punk, and alternative rock for a resulting collection of foot-stomp inducing original tunes. drownyourboots.com
Sat Apr 1 @ 10:30 pm
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Siobhan Fogarty
Up and coming singer-song writer based in Brooklyn. The Boston native touts powerful vocals and a vibrant energy. Best known for her songs "Touch Me" and "Burn" Siobhan is a strong female voice to listen out for. facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Siobhankfogarty/?pnref=story youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/siobhann912
Sat Apr 1 @ 11:30 pm
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Sun Apr 2

Booked Full

Sun Apr 2 @ 12:00 am
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Jack Grace-Front-room
Jack’s form of experimental country art rock has been compared to everything from Frank Zappa to early Johnny Cash — or “Cole Porter meets Gene Autry” as the New York Times once wrote.  Alan Young of the New York Press raved, what sets Jack’s songs “apart from the rest of the country or alt-country scene [...]
Sun Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Jim Greene at Freddy's Bar and Backroom in Brooklyn. Brother Jim
 Bassist Jim Greene and his band "Brother Jim" rock the back room with Jim's original Americana and rock n roll tunes. Jim is influenced by writers like John Prine, John Hiatt, CCR and Hayes Carll. The band features NY greats Craig Dreyer, and Al Street. 1st Sun Monthly. http://www.heyjimmygreene.com/
Sun Apr 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon Apr 3

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Brklyn's Longest Running Comedy Stand Up:
Comedy Stand Up + Open Mic
Mon Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Tue Apr 4

Booked Full

Tue Apr 4 @ 12:00 am
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Soul Vinyl with DJ Joey C from the Dap Kings.
The Staten Island Soul Junkie Returns to Brooklyn for a Soul All Nighter. Dj Joey C Spinning Rare Soul Vinyl from 9pm till Close.
Tue Apr 4 @ 9:00 pm
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Daptone Records Alumni Music Series Every Tuesday
  Featuring: Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) The Extraordinaires (backing band for Charles Bradley) Binky Griptite (guitar player and emcee, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings) + Special Guests
Tue Apr 4 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed Apr 5

Booked Full

Wed Apr 5 @ 12:00 am
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So What Happened Was...
7pm - a monthly storytelling show, true stories from fun people.  For more info and a list of upcoming shows, visit: https://www.facebook.com/sowhathappenedwas  1st Wed Monthly
Wed Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Karaoke Grand Prix with H-Bomb & Emma C. Hammer
Start your engines!  Race through a canyon of song with H-Bomb and Emma C. Hammer on the first Wednesday of each month, when we bring you the lowest of lo-fi karaoke. No teleprompter at this one — the lyrics are on paper! Our song selection exceeds 1,000 voiceless tracks, and we add more each month. Ask for [...]
Wed Apr 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu Apr 6

Art Reception for Sherry Davis
This is a solo show, with brand-new paintings - the space is not ideal for heavy ceramics. Sherry is selling prints of my painting, Antique Industry, at Gowanus Souvenir (543 Union Street, directly across from Ample Hills), where Ute has wonderful posters and gifts celebrating the gritty beauty that is the Gowanus. Faith Pennick very recently auctioned prints [...]
Thu Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
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Cashank FrontRoom Hootenanny
“Highfalutin country...a convivial blur of expert fiddlers, plucky pluckers, & amateur crooners ..."~NY Mag. Critic’s Pick. http://nymag.com/listings/nightlife/cashank-hootenanny/ “an acoustic classic country jam”~ Village Voice. Best Of. "Johnny Cash and Hank Williams are the stars of the playlist. A stringent four-chord rule holds sway so joining the session can be as simple as singing/playing from your seat, [...]
Thu Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Fri Apr 7

“Backspin”
Beyond Smooth Productions presents The Backspin Soul, Hip-Hop and Classics Music by DJ Jae Trevor and Ben the Beyonder with special guests (this month it's DJ Juice-E) Hosted by CL Smoothie.
Fri Apr 7 @ 9:00 pm
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Sat Apr 8

ALL NITE- Plastic Beast / Beef

Sat Apr 8 @ 8:30 pm
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Sun Apr 9

Backroom Brawl
Improv Comedy Show. Up and coming improvisers who study and perform at NYC theaters such as Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The PIT and Magnet Theater. 2nd Sun monthly
Sun Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mon Apr 10

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ed Sullivan on Acid: Brooklyn's Longest Running Stand up Comedy.
"This free show has been in Brooklyn for over a decade and still brings the laughs. Hosted by Calvin S. Cato and created by Pat O'Shea, it combines performances from seasoned comics and up-and-coming local acts. Head to the backroom at Freddy's Bar, and enjoy some free candy with the sweet stand-up gigs." AM New [...]
Mon Apr 10 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue Apr 11

Booked Full

Tue Apr 11 @ 12:00 am
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Daptone Records Alumni Music Series Every Tuesday
  Featuring: Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) The Extraordinaires (backing band for Charles Bradley) Binky Griptite (guitar player and emcee, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings) + Special Guests
Tue Apr 11 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Freddy Deboe from The Extraordinaires- Birthday with Midnight Toast
Freddy Deboe, the tenor player for the Extraordinaires
Tue Apr 11 @ 9:45 pm
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Wed Apr 12

Booked Full

Wed Apr 12 @ 12:00 am
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Having a Whiskey Coke with you:
“ Some of the city’s best & brightest indie artists gather at this raucous series,”…”a one-of-a-kind evening of lit, music & art. (At Freddy’s)”~ Time Out NY.   http://ow.ly/IQufQ                                                                [...]
Wed Apr 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Thu Apr 13

"Ready Freddy's?! Spring Edition"~ The Creators Collective
Spring Edition is the next installment of our ongoing dance, live music and video hybrid series (occasionally including theater, spoken word, live visual art and more!). Past Ready Freddy's?! editions have included dance improvisation with live music, an improvised live music score to a short film, a live dance and film collaboration, and more. http://thecreatorscollective.org/readyfreddys/ [...]
Thu Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm
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Fri Apr 14

Booked Full

Fri Apr 14 @ 12:00 am
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Eli Almic, female hip-hop/soul from Uruguay
A Hip-Hop/Soul artist from Montevideo, Uruguay. Eli started performing in 2012 with Dj RC on beats and scratches recording two albums: Rara vez (2013) and Hace que exista (2016). Hace que exista was considered the best Hip-Hop album in 2016 and ¨Ese lugar sin forma¨ is the first´s album video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAZ7Dbj62VI Come to see some [...]
Fri Apr 14 @ 8:30 pm
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Tony Holiday. CWMA Award, Best in State’ Blues Artist.
  Named one of top 12 up and coming harmonica players in the U.S. Tony Holiday and the Velvetones, are a blues-funk band from Salt Lake City, that recently played with Willie Nelson, John Nemeth, Mark Hummel, Aki Kumar and is recording with Kid Anderson-Charlie Musslewhite @Greasland in San Jose, CA. Website http://www.road-dawg.com/tony-holiday-the-velvetone Facebook www.facebook.com/tonyholidaymusic [...]
Fri Apr 14 @ 9:30 pm
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The Big High Hills
(Steve Pauley, Colin O'con, Tom Kotik)
Fri Apr 14 @ 10:30 pm
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Funk-N-Soul LateNight Jam featuring Fred Thomas
Fred was James Brown’s principal bassist since 1971. In this trio, Fred is front and center singing, playing bass and tearing into a mix of JB hits, blues and soul classics.” played on hits such as “Hot Pants”, “Papa Don’t Take No Mess” and “Make it Funky (Part 1),” along with JB instrumentals like “Pass the [...]
Fri Apr 14 @ 11:30 pm
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Sat Apr 15

Paul Sottnik
Encompassing the skill of a classically-trained musician, with the timbre and emotion of modern folk music, Paul Sottnik is ready to make waves in New York's independent music scene. Sottnik is currently recording his album debut to be released April 2017. https://soundcloud.com/paulsottnik/ Instagram: @sottnikmusic
Sat Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm
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Sun Apr 16

Alex Battles Sunday Sunset Solo Happy Hour Show. Frontroom performance
"sly, catchy mix of old-fashioned country songs" - Time Out, NY. 3rd Sun Monthly. Alex Battles moved to New York from Ohio in 1995. He began writing and performing his songs onstage in 1999 at comedy open mic nights. In 2001, he started a country band called The Whisky Rebellion which played its first show as the first band to play [...]
Sun Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Brooklyn Open Mic at Freddy's
w/Punxsutawney Jesus:  7PM sign-up, 7:30 start. 3rd Sun monthly
Sun Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mon Apr 17

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Brklyn's Longest Running Comedy Stand Up
Ed Sullivan on Acid. "This free show has been in Brooklyn for over a decade and still brings the laughs. Hosted by Calvin S. Cato and created by Pat O'Shea, it combines performances from seasoned comics and up-and-coming local acts. Head to the backroom at Freddy's Bar, and enjoy some free candy with the sweet stand-up [...]
Mon Apr 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue Apr 18

Booked Full

Tue Apr 18 @ 12:00 am
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Blue Steel Honkey Tonk
A blend of Early rock and roll, blues, surfy country, jazz all featuring pedal steel, guitar, piano, drums, and bass. if it is dance music we will play it. The BLUE STEEL band is a highly energetic group of experienced performers. A five piece band, with a crowd interactive lead singer and guitarist, two very [...]
Tue Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Daptone Records Alumni Music Series Every Tuesday
  Featuring: Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) The Extraordinaires (backing band for Charles Bradley) Binky Griptite (guitar player and emcee, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings) + Special Guests
Tue Apr 18 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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The Extraordinaires
For more than 5 years, this stellar group of talented musicians has been the touring band for the Screaming Eagle of Soul, Mr. *Charles Bradley, of Daptone Records. They have traveled the world performing high energy music at an unstoppable rate, proving that Soul music is very much alive. Their versatility captures the vintage sound, [...]
Tue Apr 18 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed Apr 19

Booked Full

Wed Apr 19 @ 12:00 am
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Humans Against Music Karaoke
For the ultimate in low-tech, high-energy bar entertainment, come to Freddy’s Bar & Backroom on the third Wednesday of each month for our Humans Against Music karaoke spectacular.H.A.M. karaoke is your chance to dredge up your favorite A.M. memories and more — and win shockingly mediocre prizes. No teleprompter at this one — the lyrics are [...]
Wed Apr 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu Apr 20

Creepy Girl Travels Horror Show at Freddy's Bar Creepy Girl Travels Horror Show
Got a love for all things 'strange and unusual'?  Count the days every year until Halloween?  Find your travel destinations often involve graveyards or other creepy destinations?  Love horror movies?     Then you should join us for The Creepy Girl Travels Horror Show! A night of creepy trivia and horror movies hosted by Creepy [...]
Thu Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fri Apr 21

Red Art Trader til 10:15PM
New York based Red Art Trader has been playing in various forms since 1999. This current, six-piece incarnation of their ongoing project takes them into new territory, combining the jazz and funk influences at their foundations with a heavy dose of rock and roll and a hint of country
Fri Apr 21 @ 8:30 pm
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Karabas Barabas
The weirdest band on the planet landed in the sanctuary city of Brooklyn after recording their debut lp "Return of the Sexy Demon" with veteran engineer Steve Albini. The band will be playing songs off the lp along with new songs off their upcoming 2nd record "Sex with the Devil". https://karabasbarabas.bandcamp.com Return of the Sexy [...]
Fri Apr 21 @ 10:30 pm
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Bop Monroe and Pocket Monster
A live podcast/theatrical performance series disguised as a World-class 3 piece Rock n’ Roll band from Brooklyn playing original material who just can’t get a break. Shocking songs with twisted endings that you can twist to. Join us for french fries, won’t you?
Fri Apr 21 @ 11:30 pm
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Sat Apr 22

Andi Rae's Earth Day Revival!
Jessie Kilguss Abby Payne Andi Rae & the Back River Bullies
Sat Apr 22 @ 8:30 pm
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Sun Apr 23

Obsolete Cinema - Freejack and The Running Man
Think the future is all jet packs and hover boards? Think again! This month, we time hop to visions of futures past that are bleak, dark, and dystopian, just like they should be. In FREEJACK (1992), Formula 1 racer Emilio Estevez is bounced into a dark 2009 moments before his death so his body can [...]
Sun Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm
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Mon Apr 24

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tight Ship
Brooklyn based comedians Sarah Lazarus and Daniel Lempert host a monthly show where some of the best stand-ups, character performers, and generally funny people showcase their talents. Audience members can expect interactive games, hardy laughs, and meddling co-hosts. 4th Mon  monthly.
Mon Apr 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue Apr 25

Booked Full

Tue Apr 25 @ 12:00 am
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Cocktails and Bureaucracy
til 7:50pm
Tue Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm
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Daptone Records Alumni Music Series Every Tuesday
  Featuring: Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) The Extraordinaires (backing band for Charles Bradley) Binky Griptite (guitar player and emcee, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings) + Special Guests
Tue Apr 25 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Binky Griptite's Loose Tuesday Blues and Soul Jam - (Frontroom)
Best known as the guitarist and emcee for Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.  Goes until about 2AM. Binky Griptite  -  a songwriter, producer, and vocalist. The Last Tue Monthly at 10pm.   Binky with Amy Winehouse: Read what the Village Voice has to say about Mr. Griptite here -http://www.villagevoice.com/music/binky-griptite-slides-his-way-back-to-the-blues-6627154 "Griptite is a kinetic, time-keeping force, and [...]
Tue Apr 25 @ 10:00 pm
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Wed Apr 26

Swing-Sets: a comedy show about childhood
Join hosts Liz Hall and Dario Joseph as they bring you on a trip down memory lane. Remember when life was simple? Cartoons, birthday parties, unrealistic dreams? Some of the best comics in the city will help you remember and be hilarious in the process.
Wed Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm
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Thu Apr 27

The Open Hydrant: A Monthly Music Series
On the 4th Thursday of every month, we will feature 3 performers amidst a friendly, down-home atmosphere of love, drink and food. Jeff Yas of TURNPIKE is MC, keeping it bubbly. Come out and enjoy this growing scene as we sustain the music community of the South Slope, the home of so many talented artists. [...]
Thu Apr 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Fri Apr 28

South Hope, MJ12 and Uhnellys (special guest from Japan)
South Hope plays soulful roots rock and melodic power pop. We sing about difficult loves, lonely journey men, prophesy and Sundays at Dante’s. We make music using electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, and vocal harmonies. 9:30 MJ12 crafts flights of improv fantasy off the beats of drummer Steve Moses (Alice Donut,Um) and melodies of [...]
Fri Apr 28 @ 8:30 pm
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Fred Thomas LateNight Funk N Soul
 James Brown’s bassist since 1971, Fred Thomas, tears into a mix of JB hits, plus blues & soul classics. He occupies a very special niche in the history R&B, he participated in one the most prolific periods in the Godfather of Soul’s incredible career as a member of Brown’s band, the JBs. In his trio, Fred is [...]
Fri Apr 28 @ 11:30 pm
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Sat Apr 29

South Slope Art Studio Tour Show
April 29th & 30th. 2 Days Only! Best Hours are 12-noon until 7PM. Open Hours are 12-noon until 4AM.
Sat Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm
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Hearth
Hearth is an indie folk female musical duo, based in Brooklyn. https://wearehearth.tumblr.com/ Instagram - @wearehearth
Sat Apr 29 @ 8:30 pm
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Tom Gavin with Chris Moore and Gary Langol
Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and quasi-multi-instrumentalist—not necessarily in that order—Tom Gavin performs with longtime friends and co-conspirators Chris Moore (Negative Approach) on drums and Gary Langol on bass. His newest album, Lost and Gained, was just released in December 2015. Adventurous, sweet, and spiny, it roves from moody, introspective murmurings to brash, clanging swells, usually within [...]
Sat Apr 29 @ 9:30 pm
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Rizzo's Dilemma
Rizzo's Dilemma is a high-energy rock band from the NYC region. With a sound as versatile and inventive as its members, Rizzo's Dilemma blends the heart and soul of roots rock with elements of pop and funk, always performing unique live shows. They have played over 1,000 gigs over the past eight years and are [...]
Sat Apr 29 @ 10:30 pm
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Sun Apr 30

Open

Sun Apr 30 @ 12:00 am
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South Slope Art Studio Tour Show
April 29th & 30th. 2 Days Only! Best Hours are 12-noon until 7PM. Open Hours are 12-noon until 4AM.
Sun Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm
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Mon May 1

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Brklyn's Longest Running Comedy Stand Up:
Comedy Stand Up + Open Mic
Mon May 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Tue May 2

Booked Full

Tue May 2 @ 12:00 am
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Daptone Records Alumni Music Series Every Tuesday
  Featuring: Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) The Extraordinaires (backing band for Charles Bradley) Binky Griptite (guitar player and emcee, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings) + Special Guests
Tue May 2 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed May 3

Booked Full

Wed May 3 @ 12:00 am
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So What Happened Was...
7pm - a monthly storytelling show, true stories from fun people.  For more info and a list of upcoming shows, visit: https://www.facebook.com/sowhathappenedwas  1st Wed Monthly
Wed May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Karaoke Grand Prix with H-Bomb & Emma C. Hammer
Start your engines!  Race through a canyon of song with H-Bomb and Emma C. Hammer on the first Wednesday of each month, when we bring you the lowest of lo-fi karaoke. No teleprompter at this one — the lyrics are on paper! Our song selection exceeds 1,000 voiceless tracks, and we add more each month. Ask for [...]
Wed May 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu May 4

Cashank FrontRoom Hootenanny
“Highfalutin country...a convivial blur of expert fiddlers, plucky pluckers, & amateur crooners ..."~NY Mag. Critic’s Pick. http://nymag.com/listings/nightlife/cashank-hootenanny/ “an acoustic classic country jam”~ Village Voice. Best Of. "Johnny Cash and Hank Williams are the stars of the playlist. A stringent four-chord rule holds sway so joining the session can be as simple as singing/playing from your seat, [...]
Thu May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Fri May 5

“Backspin”
Beyond Smooth Productions presents The Backspin Soul, Hip-Hop and Classics Music by DJ Jae Trevor and Ben the Beyonder with special guests (this month it's DJ Juice-E) Hosted by CL Smoothie.
Fri May 5 @ 9:00 pm
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Sat May 6

"This is NOT NORMAL:" Opening Art Reception
  Curated by Jessica Pepper.     Exhibiting artist Jessica Pepper Nancy Drew Donald O'Finn Exhibition runs from May 6th until July 5th. Visible Daily. Best hours - 12noon until 7PM. All Hours - 12noon until 4Am.  
Sat May 6 @ 7:00 pm
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August on Sunday
August on Sunday is a three-piece rock band consisting of a guitarist, a bassist, and a drummer. Their brand of music can be described as Love Rock, lots of dance-y hits that are sure to get your feet moving. Recently they've played at The Mercury Lounge, Gold Sounds, and just got back from their first [...]
Sat May 6 @ 9:30 pm
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Sun May 7

Booked Full

Sun May 7 @ 12:00 am
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Brooklyn College MFA Reading
til 3pm. In the Backroom.
Sun May 7 @ 1:00 pm
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Jack Grace-Front-room
Jack’s form of experimental country art rock has been compared to everything from Frank Zappa to early Johnny Cash — or “Cole Porter meets Gene Autry” as the New York Times once wrote.  Alan Young of the New York Press raved, what sets Jack’s songs “apart from the rest of the country or alt-country scene [...]
Sun May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Jim Greene at Freddy's Bar and Backroom in Brooklyn. Brother Jim
 Bassist Jim Greene and his band "Brother Jim" rock the back room with Jim's original Americana and rock n roll tunes. Jim is influenced by writers like John Prine, John Hiatt, CCR and Hayes Carll. The band features NY greats Craig Dreyer, and Al Street. 1st Sun Monthly. http://www.heyjimmygreene.com/
Sun May 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon May 8

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ed Sullivan on Acid: Brooklyn's Longest Running Stand up Comedy.
"This free show has been in Brooklyn for over a decade and still brings the laughs. Hosted by Calvin S. Cato and created by Pat O'Shea, it combines performances from seasoned comics and up-and-coming local acts. Head to the backroom at Freddy's Bar, and enjoy some free candy with the sweet stand-up gigs." AM New [...]
Mon May 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue May 9

Booked Full

Tue May 9 @ 12:00 am
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Daptone Records Alumni Music Series Every Tuesday
  Featuring: Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) The Extraordinaires (backing band for Charles Bradley) Binky Griptite (guitar player and emcee, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings) + Special Guests
Tue May 9 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed May 10

Booked Full

Wed May 10 @ 12:00 am
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Having a Whiskey Coke with you:
“ Some of the city’s best & brightest indie artists gather at this raucous series,”…”a one-of-a-kind evening of lit, music & art. (At Freddy’s)”~ Time Out NY.   http://ow.ly/IQufQ                                                                [...]
Wed May 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Thu May 11

Home Brew Opera
The premiere dive bar opera company of New York. “raucous and sublime…un-elitist, imperfect, and fun” – NY Sun “irreverent, laid-back and glorious” – NPR, All Things Considered. Home Brew is a new music vocal collective founded by members of the New York City chapter of Opera on Tap.  Started in 2005 at Freddy’s Bar Opera on Tap [...]
Thu May 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Live Band Karaoke

Thu May 11 @ 10:30 pm - 11:45 pm
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Fri May 12

Funk-N-Soul LateNight Jam featuring Fred Thomas
Fred was James Brown’s principal bassist since 1971. In this trio, Fred is front and center singing, playing bass and tearing into a mix of JB hits, blues and soul classics.” played on hits such as “Hot Pants”, “Papa Don’t Take No Mess” and “Make it Funky (Part 1),” along with JB instrumentals like “Pass the [...]
Fri May 12 @ 11:30 pm
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Sat May 13

Brooklyn College MFA Reading
til 3pm. In the Backroom.
Sat May 13 @ 1:00 pm
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The Eclipsers
The Eclipsers are a New York City based Blues/Rock/Soul band founded by Katie Spalding and Luis Dardano in 2016. https://www.facebook.com/TheEclipsers/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC1E8CkZTAFoPKLcoqDOuLQ https://www.instagram.com/theeclipsers/
Sat May 13 @ 8:30 pm
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Sun May 14

Backroom Brawl
Improv Comedy Show. Up and coming improvisers who study and perform at NYC theaters such as Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The PIT and Magnet Theater. 2nd Sun monthly
Sun May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mon May 15

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Brklyn's Longest Running Comedy Stand Up
Ed Sullivan on Acid. "This free show has been in Brooklyn for over a decade and still brings the laughs. Hosted by Calvin S. Cato and created by Pat O'Shea, it combines performances from seasoned comics and up-and-coming local acts. Head to the backroom at Freddy's Bar, and enjoy some free candy with the sweet stand-up [...]
Mon May 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue May 16

Booked Full

Tue May 16 @ 12:00 am
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Blue Steel Honkey Tonk
A blend of Early rock and roll, blues, surfy country, jazz all featuring pedal steel, guitar, piano, drums, and bass. if it is dance music we will play it. The BLUE STEEL band is a highly energetic group of experienced performers. A five piece band, with a crowd interactive lead singer and guitarist, two very [...]
Tue May 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Daptone Records Alumni Music Series Every Tuesday
  Featuring: Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) The Extraordinaires (backing band for Charles Bradley) Binky Griptite (guitar player and emcee, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings) + Special Guests
Tue May 16 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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The Extraordinaires
For more than 5 years, this stellar group of talented musicians has been the touring band for the Screaming Eagle of Soul, Mr. *Charles Bradley, of Daptone Records. They have traveled the world performing high energy music at an unstoppable rate, proving that Soul music is very much alive. Their versatility captures the vintage sound, [...]
Tue May 16 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed May 17

Booked Full

Wed May 17 @ 12:00 am
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Humans Against Music Karaoke
For the ultimate in low-tech, high-energy bar entertainment, come to Freddy’s Bar & Backroom on the third Wednesday of each month for our Humans Against Music karaoke spectacular.H.A.M. karaoke is your chance to dredge up your favorite A.M. memories and more — and win shockingly mediocre prizes. No teleprompter at this one — the lyrics are [...]
Wed May 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu May 18

Creepy Girl Travels Horror Show at Freddy's Bar Creepy Girl Travels Horror Show
Got a love for all things 'strange and unusual'?  Count the days every year until Halloween?  Find your travel destinations often involve graveyards or other creepy destinations?  Love horror movies?     Then you should join us for The Creepy Girl Travels Horror Show! A night of creepy trivia and horror movies hosted by Creepy [...]
Thu May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fri May 19

Red Art Trader
(til-10:30pm) New York based Red Art Trader has been playing in various forms since 1999. This current, six-piece incarnation of their ongoing project takes them into new territory, combining the jazz and funk influences at their foundations with a heavy dose of rock and roll and a hint of country.
Fri May 19 @ 8:30 pm
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Sat May 20

DJs all nite
All Nite (til 12 or 1Am)
Sat May 20 @ 8:30 pm
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Sun May 21

Alex Battles Sunday Sunset Solo Happy Hour Show. Frontroom performance
"sly, catchy mix of old-fashioned country songs" - Time Out, NY. 3rd Sun Monthly. Alex Battles moved to New York from Ohio in 1995. He began writing and performing his songs onstage in 1999 at comedy open mic nights. In 2001, he started a country band called The Whisky Rebellion which played its first show as the first band to play [...]
Sun May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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VHS Cinema at Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn Obsolete Cinema (Backroom)
 -- the movies you think you remember on a format you can't forget. The 4th Sun Afternoon Monthly.  
Sun May 21 @ 4:00 pm
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The Brooklyn Open Mic at Freddy's
w/Punxsutawney Jesus:  7PM sign-up, 7:30 start. 3rd Sun monthly
Sun May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mon May 22

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tight Ship
Brooklyn based comedians Sarah Lazarus and Daniel Lempert host a monthly show where some of the best stand-ups, character performers, and generally funny people showcase their talents. Audience members can expect interactive games, hardy laughs, and meddling co-hosts. 4th Mon  monthly.
Mon May 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue May 23

Booked Full

Tue May 23 @ 12:00 am
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Daptone Records Alumni Music Series Every Tuesday
  Featuring: Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) The Extraordinaires (backing band for Charles Bradley) Binky Griptite (guitar player and emcee, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings) + Special Guests
Tue May 23 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Binky Griptite's Loose Tuesday Blues and Soul Jam - (Frontroom)
Best known as the guitarist and emcee for Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.  Goes until about 2AM. Binky Griptite  -  a songwriter, producer, and vocalist. The Last Tue Monthly at 10pm.   Binky with Amy Winehouse: Read what the Village Voice has to say about Mr. Griptite here -http://www.villagevoice.com/music/binky-griptite-slides-his-way-back-to-the-blues-6627154 "Griptite is a kinetic, time-keeping force, and [...]
Tue May 23 @ 10:00 pm
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Wed May 24

Thu May 25

The Open Hydrant: A Monthly Music Series
On the 4th Thursday of every month, we will feature 3 performers amidst a friendly, down-home atmosphere of love, drink and food. Jeff Yas of TURNPIKE is MC, keeping it bubbly. Come out and enjoy this growing scene as we sustain the music community of the South Slope, the home of so many talented artists. [...]
Thu May 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Fri May 26

Fred Thomas LateNight Funk N Soul
 James Brown’s bassist since 1971, Fred Thomas, tears into a mix of JB hits, plus blues & soul classics. He occupies a very special niche in the history R&B, he participated in one the most prolific periods in the Godfather of Soul’s incredible career as a member of Brown’s band, the JBs. In his trio, Fred is [...]
Fri May 26 @ 11:30 pm
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Sat May 27

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Mon May 29

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ed Sullivan on Acid: Brooklyn's Longest Running Stand up Comedy Show.

Mon May 29 @ 9:00 pm
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Tue May 30

Booked Full

Tue May 30 @ 12:00 am
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Daptone Records Alumni Music Series Every Tuesday
  Featuring: Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) The Extraordinaires (backing band for Charles Bradley) Binky Griptite (guitar player and emcee, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings) + Special Guests
Tue May 30 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Binky Griptite's Loose Tuesday Blues and Soul Jam - (Frontroom)
Best known as the guitarist and emcee for Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings. Binky Griptite  -  a songwriter, producer, and vocalist. The Last Tue Monthly at 10pm. Binky with Amy Winehouse: Read what the Village Voice has to say about Mr. Griptite here -http://www.villagevoice.com/music/binky-griptite-slides-his-way-back-to-the-blues-6627154 "Griptite is a kinetic, time-keeping force, and easily recognizable to fans of [...]
Tue May 30 @ 10:00 pm
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