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Schedule 5/27- 6/21/15

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO KENNY GORKA
will happen in the afternoon on SUN JUNE 28th
here at The Bitter End
all musicians or bands that want to participate please send and email to info@bitterend.com. More details to follow please spread the word

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   



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 Amalia Watty & Audrey Kate Geiger

Moses Mo (of Mothers Finest)

 

Friday, May 29th  

HAPPY HOUR 3-6:30

---plus---

Six To Midnight (6pm)

----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) (2-6)

----plus----

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

 

Monday, June 1st

 ($10)With:

Jason Rabinowitz, Scott James,Mike Kevin,

 Ada Pasternak, Odane Whilby, MaryLeigh

----Plus----

Eric Kim

Ben Hartenstein Trio

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, June 2nd

The "Leave A Lasting Mark" Concert Series presents:

"Decades Of Legands:A Tribute to The Bitter End and its Rich Musical Legacy"

To benefit the Kenny Gorka Play From The Heart Foundation. (7-9)

---plus---

Kate Mills

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why

Paulo Coelho

 

 

Wednesday, June 3rd

Haven Kids Rock (6PM)

Julia Gargano (7PM)(DCM)

Jollee & Doree Gordon (DCM)

Joshua Hatcher

Adinah

Lo-Fi Resistance

 

 

Thursday, June 4th 

Sing Sing Sing (6PM)

----plus---

Jessica Rowboat (7PM)

Ria Boss

Sugar Sugar

Kevin Miller

GlenCheyp

 

Friday, June 5th  

HAPPY HOUR 3-6:30

----plus----

  

Bandits On The Run

Cedar Blue

Frankel Sisters

Bliss Point

Night on the Sun

Sofus

Hug the Dog

 

Saturday, June 6th  

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----

That Shuffle (7PM)

Desiree Jordan

The FoxFires

Bonus Strike

Lost Amsterdam

Soul Junkies

 

Sunday, June 7th

Dellapeppo Village 20th Anniversary($10) (4-6)

----plus----

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

----plus----

Luba Dvoraks Acoustic Ramble

 

Monday, June 8th

David Telson W/ Marc Shulman (7PM)

Justina Miller

Mor Loud

Danny Draher (DCM)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, June 9th

Eleanor Dubinsky (DCM)(7PM)

Fawn Segerson

Jesse McAvoy

Laura Noah Band (DCM)

Chunk

 

Wednesday, June 10th

Josh LaCount (7PM)

Kate Yeager

Vinegar Mother

Sir Cadian Rhythm

Nikolaus Schubek & The Avalanches

 

 

Thursday, June 11th 

Marlo (7PM)

Jae Jin

Angie Atkinson

Tamika

 

Friday, June 12th  

HAPPY HOUR 3-6:30

---plus---

Music Makers NY (7pm)

----plus----

  

Murder Country (11PM)

Mr. Floyd

Alexi Martov

 

 

Saturday, June 13th  

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----

Foxanne (7pm)

Jeff Bernstein,

 The Lost Dogs

Eleventh Ward

Downward Dogs

----plus----

The Billy Hector Band

 

Sunday, June 14th 

Event (2-6)

----plus----

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

----plus----

The Bitter End Allstar Jam

Featuring Mark Greenberg 

 

Monday, June 15th

April Peters (7PM)

Bound By Substance (Acoustic)

Lisa Kurner

Oz Noy Trio ($15)

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, June 16th 

Beacon High School Songwriters (7PM)

Rob Daniels Duo (DCM)

Kevin So ($10)

Jack Ross

Clubber Lang Wins

 

Wednesday, June 17th 

Liz Nordstrom Band (7pm)

Evangaline

Melina Sings (DCM)

Shay Leonia

Nikolaus Schubek & The Avalanches

 

 

Thursday, June 18th 

Nalani & Sarina ($10)

Billl, Still! ($10)

(Buy Advance Tix For Bill, Still!)

The Weekilings

The David Kolker Band ($8)

 

 

Friday, June 19th  

HAPPY HOUR 3-6:30

Epiphany'y Chapbook Reading (5-7)

----plus----

  

The Grey Company (7PM)

----plus---

Steve Mucciolo (DCM)

----plus----

Mazarin (9pm)

Red Moon

Oh You!

Letters to Nepal

The Funk Machine

 

Saturday, June 20th  

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----

 Mr. Blue Sky (7pm)

Duckspeak
McClain Sullivan
Big Shifter
Sno Moon
Color Tongue
Baked Potatoes

 

 

Sunday, June 21st

HAPPY FATHERS DAY

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)