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Schedule 8/28- 9/14/15

ON THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH, WE LOST AN ICON IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

KENNY GORKA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 68.

He was one of the last of his kind, influencing thousands of musicians, most of them in the infancy stages of performing.  He guided many that went on to huge stardom, in addition to countless others who just enjoyed playing music.  Starting in the business as a singer and bass player, Kenny found early success in the 1960’s in a band called The Critters.  He played this club numerous times.  In the early 1970s after producing music up north, Kenny had his first run working at the Bitter End with Paul Colby.  After a few years, he went on to work on the upper east side at Home.  It was there, that he made numerous musical friends and met his lovely wife of 39 years, Lisa.  After a few years, he went on to numerous odd jobs before coming back in the mid 1980’s  to book The Bitter End, until his passing last night.  Kenny’s amazing ear for music helped keep the Bitter End a musical institution.  From the outpour on social media, Kenny apparently was loved by many.  Many great musicians credit him with their first gig in nyc, and influencing them from the way they sounded, to the way they looked, often planting seeds that grew into successful musical careers and important life lessons.  Kenny genuinely loved music .  He spent his life making it, and then shaping an industry from the bottom up.  Those he touched through his work and play will always remember him as one of the great ones.  His love for music was only matched by his love for his wife and daughter and his close friends (you can probably throw in a few cars over the years as well).   Rest in Peace my Friend. 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, August 28th

HAPPY HOUR With Gerry 3-6

---plus---- 

Kamilah (7pm)

Eliza and the Organix

 Windsor Circle

blkvampires

Girls Like Bass

Unicorn Smack

Lewd Buddha

 

Saturday, August 29th

Acoustic Open Mic (1-6pm)

Hosted by Evan Kremin

sign up starts at 12:30

All are welcome

Musicians , Comedians, Poets, Storytellers

Discounted drinks all day long

----plus----

The Red Herrings (7pm)

Dan Miraldi

Matt Romagna

Ryan Cole and The Paper Souls

Mel Childs

Roving Minstrels

Wan Yama

 

 Sunday August 30th 

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

 

Monday, August 31st 

Songwriters Collective (7-9)

Chris Watson

Oz Noy Trio ($15)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, September 1st 

Bethsaida (7PM)

Andrea Wright

Matt Koelsch

Delfina

Gallows Poet (DCM)

 

Wednesday, September 2nd 

Evan's A-List (6:30))($7) w/

Lewis Mason

Brie Capone

Rich Grasso

Samantha Echo

---plus---

Kate Yeager

Pete Wire

Justin Kaulk

Anomoly

 

Thursday, September 3rd 

Kami DiMitrova

Jessica Ashley

Katie Buchanan

Andrew McIntyre (DCM)

Richard Lee's Irrational Logic

 

Friday, September 4th

HAPPY HOUR With Gerry 3-6

---plus---- 

Shareef Keyes & The Groove (7PM)

Jade Zabric,

Mercury & The Architects

Nick Cianci and the Heights

Brooklyn Sound Machine,

Bad Citizen

Maquina Mono (The Monkey Machine)

 

Saturday, September 5th

Acoustic Open Mic (1-6pm)

Hosted by Evan Kremin

sign up starts at 12:30

All are welcome

Musicians , Comedians, Poets, Storytellers

Discounted drinks all day long

----plus----

That One Eyed Kid (7PM)

If But When (CD Release)

David Pollack (CD Release)

The Infantry (CD Release)

Innov Gnawa

Shiffley

The Bowery Boys

 

Sunday September 6th 

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

 

Monday, September 7th

Ben Lorentzen (7:30)

Ichimujin ($20)

Randy McStine

Oz Noy Trio ($15)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, September 8th 

Holly DeMorro (7PM)

Jackson Greenberg

P. Murray

Claire Reilly-Roe

James Robinson ($10)

 

Wednesday, September 9th

Fly By Midnight

Josiah Leming

Patti Rothberg

superNIRO ($10)

The Le Boosh Shuffleboard Club

 

Thursday, September 10th 

PM Edition (7PM)

Dream Boss

Katrina Cunningham

Dan Stafford

The Lost Wayne

 

Friday, September 4th

HAPPY HOUR With Gerry 3-6

---plus---- 

Kelley Swindall (7PM)

The Chordaes

---plus--

 

LOVING MARY

 

---plus---

Red Moon (10pm)

Brother Valiant

Sofus

Worst Case Scenario

 

Saturday, September 12th

Acoustic Open Mic (1-6pm)

Hosted by Evan Kremin

sign up starts at 12:30

All are welcome

Musicians , Comedians, Poets, Storytellers

Discounted drinks all day long

----plus----

The Waters Project (7PM)

Civilians

The Values

Sugar Sugar

Shenna

Fake Chatter

----plus----

The Billy Hector Band

 

Sunday September 13th 

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

 ---plus----

The Bitter End Allstar Jam

Featuring Mark Greenberg

 

Monday, September 14th

($10) with:

Caleb Hawley

Amy Fairchild

Jesse Tomsko

Jason Howell

Jessica Carvo

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Nic Armstrong & the Thieves 

Wayne Livingston

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10)