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Schedule 7/3- 7/31/15

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, July 3rd

HAPPY HOUR 3-6:30

---plus---

  

Ray Shell (7PM)

Djustpora feat. Pape Armand Boye

We are Warriors

Rocky Lanes Band

The Halley Devestern Band

Holy Smokes

Diamond Jig Band

 

Saturday, July 4th  

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Sorry We are Closed

 

Sunday July 5th 

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

 ---plus---

Luba Dvorak's Acoustic Ramble 

 

Monday, July 6th

with ($10):

Tina Shafer

Hugh Prestwood

Toby Lightnan

Ari Zizzo

Jenny Bruce

Cassidy Reiff

---plus----

Carl Culley

Oz Noy Trio ($15)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, July 7th 

Luke FTY (7PM)

Basement Alchemy

Mary And Brianna

The Georgettes

Rahj Mason

 

Wednesday, July 8th 

Whiskey Heart(7PM)

Burlap To Cashmere

(Buy Advance Tickets For Burlap To Cashmere)

Patti Rothberg

Allessia Guarner

Nikolaus Schubeck & The Avalanches

 

 

Thursday, July 9th 

Lindsay Krasna & Dana Lipperman

Katie Buchanan

Lindsey Cohen

Psychobaby

Justin Shuttleworth

Aircuda

 

Friday, July 10th 

HAPPY HOUR With Gerry 3-6:30

---plus---

  

Anna/Kate(7PM), Good Wolf 

----plus----

Bound By Substance

---plus---- 

The Mad Sugars

Karma Darwin

 Della Grove

The Bowery Boys

 

 

Saturday, July 11th  

The Bitter End Acoustic Open Mic (1-6pm)

Hosted By Evan Kremin

Singers, Songwriters, Poets, Comics

All Are Welcome

Guitar And Piano Available

Discounted Drinks All Day

----plus----

M.E.A.N.Y NY Presents:

Christina Holmes (7pm) ($12)

Bron Don ($12)

 Charlie Phillips ($12)

All But Possible ($12)

 ----plus-----

 The Emersons (11pm)

Twin Marquis

----plus----

The Billy Hector Band

 

 

Sunday July 12th 

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

 ----plus----

The Bitter End All Star Jam Featuring Mark Greenberg

 

Monday, July 13th

Aubreylyn (7PM)

JAG (DCM)

Jenn Blosil (DCM)

Nora Fox Band (DCM)

Oz Noy Trio ($15)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, July 14th 

Ari Zizzo (7PM)

Gus Burney (DCM)

the good few

Ottowa

Rahj Mason

 

Wednesday, July 15th 

Hannah Cranton (7PM)

Sydney Lauren

Pete Wire

Chris Watson

The David Kolker Band ($8)

 

 

Thursday, July 16th 

The Rotaries (7PM)

Alex Rubin

Kelly Swindall

Shenna

Shivers ($7)

 

Friday, July 17th 

HAPPY HOUR With Gerry 3-6:30

---plus---- 

Immaculate Corpses (7PM)

Victor Gurbo

Hoochie Coochie Men

Caribfunk

Chevonne and The Fuzz

Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band

Funk Machine

 

 

Saturday, July 18th  

The Bitter End Acoustic Open Mic (1-4pm)

Hosted By Evan Kremin

Singers, Songwriters, Poets, Comics

All Are Welcome

Guitar And Piano Available

Discounted Drinks All Day

---plus----

NYU Future Music Mogels (5-7) 

 ----plus-----

Stronger Than Sum (7pm)

Asphalt Green

Manic Planet

Broken Compass Society

Alexander Morgan

Circadian Clock

Memphis Crawl

 

Sunday July 19th 

Larry Russell Presents:

The Age of Reason 50th Anniversary Reunion show

(doors 4:30)($15)

(buy Advance tickets For Age Of Reason)

---plus-----

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

 

Monday, July 20th

Kyle Duke (7PM)

Mor Loud

Oz Noy Trio ($15)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, July 21st

Ari Zizzo (7PM)

Cole Lumpkin & Friends

The Crawling Kings

Olamide (Birthday Show) ($10)

 

Wednesday, July 22nd 

Aaron Steinberg (7PM)

Kate Yeager

Rob Balducci

Chunk

 

Thursday, July 23rd 

Molly Rocket (7PM)

Raye Zaragoza

Monique Owens

 

Friday, July 24th 

HAPPY HOUR With Gerry 3-6:30

---plus---- 

Maeby Funk (7pm)

Mimi Oz (CD Release)

Maddy Jarmon ($12)

Morgan Treni

Anacortes

Slow Sugar

 

 

Saturday, July 25th  

The Brady Brothers Album Release Party

(special guest performers –

Daniel Seavey and Sarah Barrios) (1-5)

---plus----

Rachel Chavet (6PM) 

 ----plus-----

Stronger Than Sum (7PM)

Asphalt Green

Manic Planet

Broken Compass Society

 Alexander Morgan

Circadian Clock

Memphis Crawl

 

Sunday July 26th 

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

----plus----

The Bitter End All Star Jam Featuring Mark Greenberg 

 

Monday, July 27th

Laura Noah(DCM) (7PM)

Tamika & The Slay

Incendio ($15)

Oz Noy Trio ($15)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, July 28th 

Jeff Przech (7PM)

Cassandra Kubinski

Fawn Segerson

Afro Deziak (DCM)

 

Wednesday, July 29th 

Victoria Zarro (7PM)

Amity & 12th

Vinegar Mother

Charge The Atlantis 

 

Thursday, July 30th 

Steve Liesman & The Mooncussers (7PM)

Thirty Red

 

Friday, July 31st

HAPPY HOUR With Gerry 3-6:30

---plus---- 

Elia Esparza (7PM)

Pam Reyes

Scruffy Pearls

Danielle Sheri

The Shadyside

Bullet Society

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