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Tue May 23

Booked Full

Tue May 23 @ 12:00 am
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Colin Brown Trio
Colin Brown is a NY based organist who has been living in Brooklyn and touring internationally since 2010. He was trained in Indian classical music by Ustad Ali Albar Khan in SF and has worked with a number of performers most notably Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Charles Bradley, Kendra Morris, Binky Griptite (Sharon [...]
Tue May 23 @ 9:30 pm
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Wed May 24

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 21+ commentary! www.RubberOnion.com The 4th Wednesday Monthly
Wed May 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:15 pm
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Thu May 25

The Open Hydrant: Ray Gehring and Commonwealth + TURNPIKE + Yellow Bells.
8:30PM Yellow Bells 9:30PM TURNPIKE 10:30PM Ray Gehring and Commonwealth On the 4th Thursday of every month, 3 featured performers will share their music. Want to play The Open Hydrant? email the host at jeffyas@gmail.com #theopenhydrant ------------------------ YELLOW BELLS https://www.facebook.com/yellowbellsmusic/ Acoustic (sometimes amplified) trio gently blending folk and rock, with sweetly sung lyrics to compliment [...]
Thu May 25 @ 8:30 pm
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Fri May 26

open 8:30

Fri May 26 @ 12:00 am
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The 86's
Inspired by a love of classic 1970s/80s punk rock and a desire to carry the sound forward, the 86's found each other through flyers at guitar stores and have been jamming on classic tracks from the Ramones, Johnny Thunders, the Dictators, and more, and writing their own original tracks. For six months they've been honing [...]
Fri May 26 @ 9:30 pm
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Of the Goldmine
Of the Goldmine is a dynamic, raw, energetic trio from Paris and the US, playing acid post-punk birthed from a fondness for Sonic Youth and cigarettes. They want your brains, your guts, and your booze. `` bandcamp.com/ofthegoldmine https://www.facebook.com/ofthegoldmine/?fref=ts
Fri May 26 @ 10:30 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 May 26 @ 11:30 pm
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Sat May 27

Open-10:30

Sat May 27 @ 12:00 am
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NerdProQuo Podcast Live
The live version of the weekly NerdProQuo Podcast with special guest performers, panel discussion, audience Q & A/trivia and giveaway. www.nerdproquo.com @nerdproquo www.facebook.com/nerdproquo/
Sat May 27 @ 6:30 pm
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Honey Hill
Four-piece Brooklyn folk/rock band. Two acoustic guitars, an electric bass and three harmonizing voices. https://www.honeyhillband.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/honeyhillband/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/honeyhillband/
Sat May 27 @ 8:30 pm
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Madeleine Woods
Solo singer-songwriter, actress and dancer. Madeleine Woods sings the Tomato song @ Freddy's Bar & Backroom from 1.21 Gigawatt Productions on Vimeo.  
Sat May 27 @ 9:30 pm
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Bop Monroe and Pocket Monster
Bop Monroe & Pocket Monster, a live podcast/theatrical performance series disguised as a 3 piece Rock n’ Roll band from Brooklyn playing original material who just can’t get a break.
Sat May 27 @ 11:30 pm
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Sun May 28

OPEN 9PM

Sun May 28 @ 12:00 am
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The Brooklyn Open Mic at Freddy's
w/Punxsutawney Jesus:  7PM sign-up, 7:30 start. USUALLY on the 3rd Sun monthly. Will return to 3rd Sun Monthly in June!
Sun May 28 @ 7:00 pm
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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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Wed May 31

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 May 31 @ 8:30 pm
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Thu Jun 1

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 Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Fri Jun 2

“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 Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm
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Sat Jun 3

Party Frontroom

Sat Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm
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Smith St Band
Celebrates Mino's Birthday
Sat Jun 3 @ 8:30 pm
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New Yeller
Brooklyn-based rock band playing our own original "Gowanus stew" of original indie pop, punk, jamband, prog rock, folk-rock original music (with some covers). Band members are veterans of the Brooklyn/lower Manhattan rock scene, and have played venues including the Trash Bar, the Bitter End, Arlene's Grocery, the Metropolitan Room, BB King's, Hank's Saloon, Otto's Shrunken [...]
Sat Jun 3 @ 9:30 pm
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Amandla Turner and The West End Band
Amandla Turner is a singer/songwriter from Brooklyn, NY. Her experience as a singer began as a member of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, where she was instructed in choral singing. She was able to perform in various places such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. She also performed with [...]
Sat Jun 3 @ 10:30 pm
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Sun Jun 4

Booked Full

Sun Jun 4 @ 12:00 am
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CANCELED -Jack Grace-Back Next Month
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 Jun 4 @ 4:00 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 Jun 4 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon Jun 5

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Brklyn's Longest Running Comedy Stand Up:
Comedy Stand Up + Open Mic
Mon Jun 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Tue Jun 6

Booked Full

Tue Jun 6 @ 12:00 am
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DJ Mikey Post
(Drummer for Naomi and the Queens) Sales and Production Manager of Daptone Records. ----------------------------- Brooklyn Soul Series Most every Tue (Check specific dates for details). Featuring: Freddy “DJ Deebz” Deboe (Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, & More.) Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (Guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings,& More.) DJ Mikey “The Custodian Of [...]
Tue Jun 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed Jun 7

Booked Full

Wed Jun 7 @ 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 Jun 7 @ 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 Jun 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu Jun 8

Andrew Victor, Widower and Pale Mara
Folk for the masses. Andrew Victor ( shared bills with Sharon Van Etten, Damien Jurado, The Decemberists), Widower, and Pale Mara. www.andrewvictor.bandcamp.com www.palemara.bandcamp.com www.widower.bandcamp.com
Thu Jun 8 @ 9:00 pm
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Fri Jun 9

Rust Dust
Rust Dust is the outlaw folk, musical project of Jason Stutts, a South Carolina native who has called South Brooklyn his home for the last twenty years. He performs heartfelt songs that can turn from short and sweet to gritty and punk in the blink of an ear. It's all blues in the end. Jason [...]
Fri Jun 9 @ 9:30 pm
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The Welts
The Welts are an indie rock band from Asbury Park, NJ. Their music has progressed greatly since the band’s founding by Michael Wheeler in 2014. What started out as a punk trio evolved into a wide-ranging indie rock outfit. Their most recent release, Pretty Faces EP, can be found on Apple Music and Spotify.
Fri Jun 9 @ 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 Jun 9 @ 11:30 pm
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Sat Jun 10

Variety Show:
 Til 8:45pm Features musicians, dancers, spoken-word artists, puppeteers, and anything else that can be brought to a small stage, about 12 different pieces 5 minutes each.
Sat Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm
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Celeste Krishna
“Lo-fi, electro-tinged hip-hop beats to lead the rhythm. But it’s her voice that draws the waves in.” - Unrecorded Celeste Krishna is a southern expressionist singer, songwriter, and producer currently based in NYC. Her body of work encompasses many genres. Her most recent work, a full length album entitled, “Prelude Red”, is slated for release [...]
Sat Jun 10 @ 9:30 pm
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Sun Jun 11

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 Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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House of Tempeh
Superstar band featuring Robbie Mangano, Leon Gruenbaum, David Butler and Adam Bernstein play insane versions of everything from TV show themes, Zappaesque jams to protesting Trump music. www.adam-Bernstein.com
Sun Jun 11 @ 9:00 pm
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Mon Jun 12

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon Jun 12 @ 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 Jun 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue Jun 13

Booked Full

Tue Jun 13 @ 12:00 am
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Dap King Joe “The Staten Island Soul Junkie” Crispiano (Joe Crispiano of The Dap Kings.)
The Dap Kings guitarist, Joe Crispiano, never feels better than when he’s spinning his favorite records. Known also as ‘The Staten Island Soul Junkie’, Joey is just that – an all day sucker for the music he loves. Brooklyn Soul Series Every Tue! Featuring: Freddy “DJ Deebz” Deboe (Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, & More.) Joey [...]
Tue Jun 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed Jun 14

Booked Full

Wed Jun 14 @ 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 Jun 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Thu Jun 15

Booked Full

Thu Jun 15 @ 12:00 am
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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 Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Grand Gesture
Comprised of NYC scene vets from bands like Apothecary Hymns, Dots Confuse Minds, and Court and Spark, Grand Gesture is a quartet that aims to bridge the rift between fuzzed out indie and improvisational jam rock. The band emphasizes sophisticated song writing, seamlessly crossing genre boundaries, and interweaving a thread of catchiness. With their debut [...]
Thu Jun 15 @ 9:15 pm
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Fri Jun 16

Math and Fucking
Math and Fucking is a three piece punk garage outfit that pays musical homage to Larry David and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Their new album "Get in that Ass Larry" features 19 ultra-short lo-fi numbers recorded on 4-track cassette. Math and Fucking features current and former members of Monocle, Sabbath Assembly, Mahogany, St. Bastard, the Gelatin [...]
Fri Jun 16 @ 8:30 pm
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Bart

Fri Jun 16 @ 9:30 pm
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Bop Monroe and Pocket Monster
The Adventures Of Bop Monroe & Pocket Monster, a live podcast/theatrical performance series disguised as a 3 piece Rock n’ Roll band from Brooklyn playing original material who just can’t get a break. Drummer Gene Poole, Keyboardist Roy G. Biv and Singer/Songwriter Guitarist Bop Monroe bring their brand of Real RnR to Freddy's Backroom to [...]
Fri Jun 16 @ 11:59 pm
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Sat Jun 17

The Guestlist
The Guestlist is a rock n roll 4-piece band hailing from Denver, CO. The Guestlist have been a prominent figure in the Mile High music scene since the release of “No More Nostalgia” in 2015. The Guestlist have shared with the stage with the likes of Fantastic Negrito, Black Pistol Fire, and Paper Bird. The [...]
Sat Jun 17 @ 9:30 pm
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Sea Kelp
Sea Kelp was formed by NYC artist Gideon Stein. This eclectic unit brings pretty/gritty rock tones seasoned with pop sensibility with an occasional dip into prog/punk. https://www.facebook.com/Sea-Kelp-132217058448/
Sat Jun 17 @ 10:30 pm
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Sun Jun 18

Booked Full

Sun Jun 18 @ 12:00 am
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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 Jun 18 @ 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 A truly 'open' mic -- come up and read the phone book, for all we care, just make it entertaining.
Sun Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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James Wengrow Lidless Quartet
Reigning on the intersection of intricate composition and abstract improvisation, where theoretical puzzles meet visceral, rebellious departures. Wengrow's music hails jazz, free improv, metal and contemporary classical music, and reaches a unified and distinctive destination. Colloquially called ‘Meshuggah-Jazz’, the Australian guitarist will be joined by leading New York Avant-jazz artists Anna Webber (tenor sax), Adam [...]
Sun Jun 18 @ 9:00 pm
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Mon Jun 19

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon Jun 19 @ 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 Jun 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue Jun 20

Booked Full

Tue Jun 20 @ 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 Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Freddy Deboe (Charles Bradley, The Extraordinaires)
Freddy spins rare soul 45’s with the flavor we all know and love. ------------------- Brooklyn Soul Series Most every Tue (Check specific dates for details). Featuring: Freddy “DJ Deebz” Deboe (Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, & More.) Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (Guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings,& More.) DJ Mikey “The Custodian [...]
Tue Jun 20 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed Jun 21

Booked Full

Wed Jun 21 @ 12:00 am
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Make Music New York Street Performances. Headlining Les Sans Culottes & Even Twice.
3:15 - 4:15  Killy Dwyer:  Killer Killy Dwyer is a dark comedic performance artist and musician. Her sound can best be described as a one-woman punkabaret band using vocal looping, guitar, mistakes, audience participation, found-sound, toys, homemade instruments, household items and apps. Every performance is a one-of-a-kind experience - she never plays a piece the [...]
Wed Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm
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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 Jun 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu Jun 22

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 Jun 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Fri Jun 23

Booked Full

Fri Jun 23 @ 12:00 am
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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 Jun 23 @ 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 [...]
Fri Jun 23 @ 10:30 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 Jun 23 @ 11:30 pm
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Sat Jun 24

ACLU Nasty Woman Art Auction
Fundraiser & Auction of current art exhibition. Bands all night, prizes & party. Art Show here Curated by Jessica Pepper. Exhibition runs until July 5th. Visible Daily. Best hours – 12noon until 7PM. All Hours – 12noon until 4Am.
Sat Jun 24 @ 8:30 pm
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Sun Jun 25

Obsolete Cinema presents Arcade Fire!  First up is the undisputed champ of Brooke Shields / Charles Durning face-offs, TILT (1979). Stick around for the raucous riot that is JOYSTICKS (1983). With Lorenzo Llamas & Jon ‘Lazlo’ Gries as reigning punker King Vidiot!
 TILT (1979): Brooke Shields is the titular California teen runaway and pinball wizard who, through the mentorship (heh) of an aspiring country singer/songwriter, sings and shoots her way to Texas for the climactic ($3,500) pinball match vs. ‘The Whale’ (Charles Durning).  JOYSTICKS (1983) : Evil Joe Don Baker is the local real estate kingpin threatening the [...]
Sun Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm
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Mon Jun 26

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon Jun 26 @ 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 Jun 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue Jun 27

Booked Full

Tue Jun 27 @ 12:00 am
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Colin Brown Trio
Colin Brown is a NY based organist who has been living in Brooklyn and touring internationally since 2010. He was trained in Indian classical music by Ustad Ali Albar Khan in SF and has worked with a number of performers most notably Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Charles Bradley, Kendra Morris, Binky Griptite (Sharon [...]
Tue Jun 27 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed Jun 28

Booked Full

Wed Jun 28 @ 12:00 am
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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 21+ commentary! www.RubberOnion.com The 4th Wednesday Monthly
Wed Jun 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:15 pm
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Thu Jun 29

Booked Full

Thu Jun 29 @ 12:00 am
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Ray Gehring and Commonwealth
Ray Gehring & Commonwealth’s rich musical tapestry weaves Jazz & Americana into an exciting soundscape. Stretching from Miles to Mavis (Staples); Memphis to the Middle-East; New York to Nashville, New Orleans & beyond. Soul, blues & funky rhythms are key to Gehring’s dynamic guitar playing as is his expressive melodic detail. -Ray Gehring has been [...]
Thu Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm
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Fri Jun 30

8:30-9:30-10:30-11:30

Fri Jun 30 @ 12:00 am
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Sat Jul 1

Sun Jul 2

Booked Full

Sun Jul 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 Jul 2 @ 4:00 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 Jul 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon Jul 3

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

Booked Full

Tue Jul 4 @ 12:00 am
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The Great Obsolete Cinema Amerikathon!
Get ready for an afternoon fit for heroes! This July 4th, gape in awe as we take a deep dive into American schlock ’n’ roll, saluting such beloved Amerkin gladiators as Captain America, The Greatest American Hero, Evel Knievel, and more as we make our way to the pinnacle of patriotic puppetry —  Matt & [...]
Tue Jul 4 @ 2:30 pm
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DJ Mikey Post
(Drummer for Naomi and the Queens) Sales and Production Manager of Daptone Records. ----------------------------- Brooklyn Soul Series Most every Tue (Check specific dates for details). Featuring: Freddy “DJ Deebz” Deboe (Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, & More.) Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (Guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings,& More.) DJ Mikey “The Custodian Of [...]
Tue Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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or 10PM Brooklyn Soul Series {every Tue Freddy's frontroom)
Check Specific Event for Time and Band details. Featuring: Freddy “DJ Deebz” Deboe (Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, & More.) Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (Guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings,& More.) DJ Mikey “The Custodian Of Soul” (Naomi and the Queens, Daptone, & More.) Colin Brown Trio (Naomi Shelton and the Gospel [...]
Tue Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed Jul 5

Booked Full

Wed Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu Jul 6

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 Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Fri Jul 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 Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm
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Sat Jul 8

Bulldog Shadow and Friends: Birthday Edition
A cofounder of Sloppy 2ends, which went on to become the chart topping sensation Sublime. Today, Bulldog Shadow's combination of blues, folk, and punk create a unique backdrop for his raw, unapologetic lyrics. Bulldog Shadow has recently played venues such as Housing Works and Hank's Saloon, and Park Slope's ARTSlope Festival, and eagerly awaits his return [...]
Sat Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm
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Sun Jul 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 Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mon Jul 10

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon Jul 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 Jul 10 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue Jul 11

Booked Full

Tue Jul 11 @ 12:00 am
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Dap King Joe “The Staten Island Soul Junkie” Crispiano (Joe Crispiano of The Dap Kings.)
The Dap Kings guitarist, Joe Crispiano, never feels better than when he’s spinning his favorite records. Known also as ‘The Staten Island Soul Junkie’, Joey is just that – an all day sucker for the music he loves. Brooklyn Soul Series Every Tue! Featuring: Freddy “DJ Deebz” Deboe (Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, & More.) Joey [...]
Tue Jul 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed Jul 12

Booked Full

Wed Jul 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 Jul 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Thu Jul 13

Home Brew Opera
Straight from the tap, Freddy's Bar and the Divas of Opera on Tap bring you the Home Brewed Opera series: funny, engaging, immersive operatic concerts in a casual setting. Raise a glass with the premiere dive-bar opera company of New York and beyond!   “raucous and sublime…un-elitist, imperfect, and fun” – NY Sun “irreverent, laid-back [...]
Thu Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Fri Jul 14

The Creators Collective: Ready Freddy’s?
Ready Freddy’s?! Summer 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!). Ready Freddy's?! is presented seasonally, so join us this July or you’ll have to wait until summer to catch it again! Past Ready Freddy's?! editions have included [...]
Fri Jul 14 @ 8:30 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 Jul 14 @ 11:30 pm
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Sat Jul 15

THE ART OF FERNANDO R MAGDALENO
17NOV 2016 THE ART OF FERNANDO R MAGDALENO
Sat Jul 15 @ 4:30 pm
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Doggy Fashion Show

Sat Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm
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Ruby Rae and Friends Songwriter Nite: 8:30pm til 11:15PM
Ruby Rae: Like a night at the drive-in. Songs like “It Came from the Swamp” and “Invisible Man” showcase rockabilly inflected instrumentation paired with sinister stories of monsters, love, and guns. “The throwback honkytonk tunes of Ruby Rae [are] darker than your usual singer-songwriter fare, with noir-ish and Southern gothic influenced lyrics.” – Washington Post www.rubyraemusic.com [...]
Sat Jul 15 @ 8:30 pm
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Sun Jul 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 Jul 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 A truly 'open' mic -- come up and read the phone book, for all we care, just make it entertaining.
Sun Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mon Jul 17

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon Jul 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 Jul 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue Jul 18

Booked Full

Tue Jul 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 Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Freddy Deboe (Charles Bradley, The Extraordinaires)
Freddy spins rare soul 45’s with the flavor we all know and love. ------------------- Brooklyn Soul Series Most every Tue (Check specific dates for details). Featuring: Freddy “DJ Deebz” Deboe (Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, & More.) Joey Crispiano AKA DJ Joey C (Guitarist, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings,& More.) DJ Mikey “The Custodian [...]
Tue Jul 18 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed Jul 19

Booked Full

Wed Jul 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 Jul 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu Jul 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 Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Even Twice and Detroit Rebellion
Rock duo night Detroit Rebellion (from Rhode Island)-10:00PM https://detroitrebellion.bandcamp.com/album/the-man-lp "Detroit Rebellion kick out some seriously grimy and groovy garage blues laced with chugging jazz rhythms..."- Providence Phoenix Even Twice- 11:00PM https://www.reverbnation.com/eventwice "...Shows the possibilities of bass guitar as a lead instrument and throws in Alt rock with a New York, new wave element..."- Power Play [...]
Thu Jul 20 @ 10:00 pm
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Fri Jul 21

Sat Jul 22

ParTy
Until 7PM Front and Backroom,. Backroom PA for I-Pod
Sat Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm
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Aycee Lovely
Lovely- singer/songwriter, recording and performing artist. Band consist of bass, lead guitar, keys and drums.  This Chicago native takes music to a new level. https://www.instagram.com/ayceelovely/ https://m.facebook.com/ayceelovely1/?fref=ts
Sat Jul 22 @ 9:30 pm
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Sun Jul 23

VHS Cinema at Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn Obsolete Cinema
 -- the movies you think you remember on a format you can't forget. The 4th Sun Afternoon Monthly.  
Sun Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mon Jul 24

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon Jul 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 Jul 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue Jul 25

Booked Full

Tue Jul 25 @ 12:00 am
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Colin Brown Trio
Colin Brown is a NY based organist who has been living in Brooklyn and touring internationally since 2010. He was trained in Indian classical music by Ustad Ali Albar Khan in SF and has worked with a number of performers most notably Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Charles Bradley, Kendra Morris, Binky Griptite (Sharon [...]
Tue Jul 25 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed Jul 26

Booked Full

Wed Jul 26 @ 12:00 am
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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 21+ commentary! www.RubberOnion.com The 4th Wednesday Monthly
Wed Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:15 pm
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Thu Jul 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 Jul 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Fri Jul 28

Wayfarer State
Wayfarer State is musician based out of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. He will be performing shows in the US this summer. He is originally from New Orleans and he plays a narrative driven folk blues style. He has performed in music venues in 15 countries. Some of his musical influences are Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, [...]
Fri Jul 28 @ 8:30 pm
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Shaeera and Victoire
Singer/songwriters based in Brooklyn. www.soundcloud.com/shaeera  
Fri Jul 28 @ 9:30 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 Jul 28 @ 11:30 pm
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Sat Jul 29

Open 8:30-9:30-10:30-11:30

Sat Jul 29 @ 12:00 am
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Mon Jul 31

Comedy Open Mic
2 Drink min for performers. To contact, message Dario at https://www.facebook.com/dario.josef?fref=ts
Mon Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ed Sullivan on Acid: Brooklyn's Longest Running Stand up Comedy Show.

Mon Jul 31 @ 9:00 pm
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