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Schedule 5/1- 5/31/15

 

 

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 thier 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 is 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 there 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 for his love for his wife and daughter and his close friends (you can probably throw in a few cars over the years as well) .Arrangements are being made for a memorial and will be posted very shortly. Rest in Peace my Friend   

 A musical celebration of the life and contributions of Kenny will be coming in the months ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 1st 

HAPPY HOUR 3-6:30

----plus----

 

Joe Brack (8PM)

 

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Black Tie Brass (9PM)

Laura Lee Bishop

ANGI3

Adrienne Mack-Davis

That's Right

Karma

 

Saturday, May 2nd 

The Bitter End Acoustic Open Mic (1-5pm)

Hosted By Evan Kremin

Singers, Songwriters, Poets, Comics

All Are Welcome

Guitar And Piano Available

Discounted Drinks All Day

----plus----

Red Rising (6:20)

Giffords Lane ($10)

----plus----

Dymensions (8PM)

The Endless Thread

Sammy Flow

Toast

The Howler Weary

Gridline

 

Sunday, May 3rd 

Rock & Roll University (5-7)

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Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

----Plus----

Luba Dvoraks Acoustic Ramble

 

Monday, May 4th

Young Performers Night  

($20 in adv/$25 DOS)

(Buy Advance Tickets to NY Songwriters Circle)

With: Phoebe Davis, Olivia Goldfinger, Leyla Aroch, Alec Chambers,

Ella Bruck, Charlotte Wolf, Gabriella Scotto, Eloise Mritz,

Isabela Aguiar, Jackie Marchal, Jenna Curry, Nate Collins,

Isabelle Rodgers, Dylan Balke, Kamila Palka , Ari Zizzo

----plus----

Tamika Lawrence

The Oz Noy Trio ($15)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, May 5th 

April Peters (7PM)

Kami Dimitrova

Basement Alchemy

Mor Loud

Chunk

 

Wednesday, May 6th  

Drunk Unkles Performance NSCA Charity Event

Private Event (5:30-9:30)

----plus----

Ryan Brahms

Clubber Lang Wins

 

Thursday, May 7th

Anna Winthrop & Karen McElwain (7PM)

Chris Watson

Dylan Hartigan

Indigo King

The David Kolker Band ($8)

 

Friday, May 8th 

HAPPY HOUR 3-6:30

----plus---

Music Maker NYC (6PM)

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Eden James (11pm)

Twin Marquis

Wanyama

 

Saturday, May 9th

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----

Emily Kimball (7PM)

Lions On The Moon

The AfroNick

Bethany Saint-Smith & The Gun Show

Brooklyn Sound Machine

Wahrus (CD Release)

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The Billy Hector Band

 

Sunday, May 10th 

Sing Song (2-5)

---plus----

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

----plus----

The Bitter End Allstar Jam

Featuring Mark Greenberg

 

 

Monday, May 11th

Lauren Weintraub (7PM)(DCM)

Jeremey Schoenfeld  (DCM)

Ray Rubio

----plus----

Snehasish & Sound of Mandolin w/

Snehasish, Vin Scialla, Nick Gianni, Premik, Dan Asher, Deep Singh

----plus-----

The Oz Noy Trio ($15)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, May 12th

Daphne Gambell (DCM)(7PM)

Rain Johannes (DCM) 

Jesse McAvoy

Kalo (DCM)

Chunk

 

Wednesday, May 13th

Nora Fox (DCM)(7PM)

Amy Baron Tarr AKA Baronessa ($10)

Foreign Hues

Sir Cadian Rhythm

Clair Reilly-Roe

 

Thursday, May 14th 

The Shacks

Brielle Von Ruelle

Melissa Otero

 Paulo Coelho

 

Friday, May 15th

HAPPY HOUR 3-6:30

----plus----

Desiree Jordan (7PM)

Sandy Stone

Gideon's Army

Sideways Revolt

Statue of Annie

The Frank Stalloners

 Saturday, May 16th

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----

School Of Rock (5-7)

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The Booklights (7PM)

Luid D'elias Ensemble 
Paracuta
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Skyfactor
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Trails To Town(11pm)
Memphis Crawl 

 

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Dark Water Rising

 

Sunday, May 17th

Jam Tour (11-6)

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Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

 

Monday, May 18th

Greenwich Series (7-9)

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Theo Kandell

Seoul Delhi

Yabadam

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, May 19th

Funkadelic Studios presents: Ze Rodrigo (7-9)

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Lisa Kurner

Original Peaches

Chunk

 

Wednesday, May 20th

Morgan Celantino (7:45)

Pete Wire

Moose (DCM)

Randy Edelman

Clair Reilly-Roe

 

Thursday, May 21st

Matt Strief (7PM)

Drew Vision

Kelley Swindall

Michael Persall

Alex Rubin

 

Friday, May 22nd 

HAPPY HOUR 3-6:30

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Phantom Pop (7PM)

Feathers + Eyes

Jay Mickens

Red Moon

Windsor Circle

Les Sans Culottes

Evan Kremin


 Saturday, May 23rd 

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----

Jade Zabric (CD Release)

Ethan Charles

The Infantry

Pooch

Alma Mia

The Brazilian Johnsons  (CD Release)

 Angry Animals


Sunday, May 24th 

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

 ---plus----

The Bitter End Allstar Jam

Featuring Mark Greenberg 

 

Monday, May 27th

LREI Band Night

featuring Cryptic Mess and The Strangers (7-9ish)

----Plus----

Afro-Diziak (DCM)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, May 28th

Paulo Coelho (7PM)

Ada Pasternak (DCM)

Lucy Wood

J-Train

Chunk

 

Wednesday, May 27th

Bad Date Great Story (7PM)

Ivan Polanco

Becca Krueger

The David Kolker Band

 

 

Thursday, May 28th 

Molly Adelle Brown (7PM)

Queen V

Jones Bones

Monique Owens

 Amanda Watty

 

Friday, May 29th  

HAPPY HOUR 3-6:30

----plus----

  

David Keck (7PM)

Hot Tottie

Slo Guns

The Visions

Brother Valiant

Rexford

Pale Green Stars


Saturday, May 30th  

The Bitter End Acoustic Open Mic (1-5pm)

Hosted By Evan Kremin

Singers, Songwriters, Poets, Comics

All Are Welcome

Guitar And Piano Available

Discounted Drinks All Day

----plus----

Steev Richter (7PM)

Sergio Napoletano

Alaskin

The Headlocks

Fire In The Field

Fiction of the Future

Pale Green Stars

 

Sunday, May 31st 

The Guitar Studio Presents  ($10) (3-6)

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Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)