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Schedule 7/30- 8/16/15

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. 



 

 

 

 

 

Monday, August 3rd

With ($10):

Blair Bodine

Michael Allan

Todd Alsup

Patryk Laney

Nick Deutsch

----plus---

Ada Pasternak (DCM)

Oz Noy Trio ($15)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, August 4th 

Gina Royale (7PM)

Songs In The Round W/ 

Tracy Thorne,Lily Virginia, Trey Powell, Michael Martinez

----plus----

Foreign Hues

Mem Nahdar ($15)(2 for $20)

Bonfire Falls

 

Wednesday, August  5th 

Dame (7PM)

This New Day

Steff Lang

The Racer

Paulo Coehlo

 

Thursday, August 6th 

Will Duval (7PM)

Summit

Eric Stuart

Vinyl Station

 

Friday, August 7th

HAPPY HOUR With Gerry 3-6

---plus---- 

Bert Elliot (7PM)

Stephanie Rivers

Sterling Fox

Jerry Cherry

Extravagant Animals

Cousin earth

People Skills

 

Saturday, August 8th

Foxanne (7pm)

Lola de Hanna

Ryan - O'Neil and The Bandits

 Senseless Sam and the Orangutans

Lovechild

Nana Felix

----plus----

The Billy Hector Band

 

Sunday August 9th

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

----plus----

The Bitter End Allstar Jam

Featuring Mark Greenberg

 

Monday, August 10th

Leave A Lasting Mark Presents "Goonies Never Say Die: The Hits of '85" -

to benefit MDS Foundation

----plus---

Seoul Delhi

Oz Noy Trio ($15)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, August 11th 

Joiee Gordon & Doree Gordon (DCM) (7PM)

Julia Gargano (DCM)

RAD (DCM)

Jack Newsome

Sugarbeat

 

Wednesday, August  12th 

Meghan Davies & Luke Preston (6:45)

Kris Albert

Geri DeJohn

Philip Reville

Paulo Coelho

 

Thursday, August 13th 

Brieana Capone (7PM)

Matt Strief

Better Weather

St. Van Cortlandt

Royal KhaoZ

 

Friday, August 14th

HAPPY HOUR With Gerry 3-6

---plus---- 

Orphan Jane (7pm)

Jessica Pomerantz

Crimshaw

Grilled Cheese

Rocky Lanes Band

Manbourine

Angry Animals

 

Saturday, August 15th

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----

Blac Rabbit (7pm)

Bobby DiBlasio and the Cosmic Derelicts

Wahrus

-----plus----

 

Ben Schneid

 

---plus---

Blue Tropic Soul (11pm)

AC Lincoln

The Diamond Jig Band

 

 Sunday August 16th

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)