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Schedule 2/11/16- 2/29/16

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. 



 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 11th  

Leave A Lasting Mark Concert Series Presents: (7PM)

All You Need Is Love. A night of songs about charity, giving and love -

In support of CoB & their music therapy program. 

Our 2nd event of '16, and our 2nd time working with the fine folks at 

http://childrenofbellevue.org/

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City Of Love With: Brandon Camphor

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Brady Watt Birthday Jam

 

Friday, February 12th  

Happy Hour (3-6)

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Up And Orange (7pm)

Binky 

Ida Blue

Ryan Cole and The Paper Souls

Disband

Bron Don

The Funk Machine  

 

Saturday, February 13th

Youth Arts Forum With Special Guest

SAWYER FREDRICKS 

(2-6:30)

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Denham(7PM)

Gabrielle Ross

The Slo Guns

EM & The Fates

Someone In A Tree

Atomic Beaut

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The Billy Hector Band

 

Sunday February 14th 

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

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The Bitter End Allstar Jam Featuring Mark Greenberg

 

Monday, February 15th 

Zaib Khan (7PM)

Julia Gargano(DCM)

Gabriel Aldort

SuperMoon ($15) With  Oz Noy

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, February 16th

CopyCopy (7PM)

The Chordaes

Evelyn Horan 

Gretchen

Noe Socha Band (DCM)

 

Wednesday, February 17th

Gabe Gordon (7PM)

Amira B ($8)

Galdort Gumbo & The Rightous Cats

Geri DeJohn

The David Kolker Band ($8)

 

Thursday February 18th

6 2 Midnight (7PM)

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Piper Cain(8pm)

Thin Lear (CD Release)

Deep Pockets featuring Anastasia Rene

Keon Torres with DJ Smilez

 

 Friday, February 19th

Happy Hour (3-6)

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Fifth of Bourbon(7PM)

Orphan Jane (CD Release)

The Parkers, Storeys

Afternoon Men

Supercrashingstar

Maquina Mono (The Monkey Machine)

 

Saturday, February 20th

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

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Jake (6pm)

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Scruffy Pearls (7PM)

Found Vegas

Forget The Whale

Alyssa Kayhill

Connor Reed (CD Release)

The Deafening Colors

Bee

 

Sunday February 21st

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

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Akaba (11pm)

 

Monday, February 22nd

Sage Melcher (DCM) (7PM)

Becca Krueger

Saso

SuperMoon ($15) With  Oz Noy

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10) 

 

Tuesday, February 23rd

Alex Weksler (7PM)

David Rothschild

Fawn Segerson

Zaib Khan

Gallows Poet

 

Wednesday, February 24th

Gordon Edwards

Birthday Show (7PM)

 

Thursday, February 25th  

Wojo (7PM)

Band Of Brothers

John David Pinto (DCM)

Katie Buchannan

Alexia Bomtempo

 

Friday, February 26th  

Happy Hour (3-6)

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Ava Rae Heatley (6PM)

 

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Hollis Long,(7pm)

Jessica Pomerantz (CD Release)

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Steve Mucciolo (DCM)

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 Anchor Lot (10pm)

The New York Lovebirds (CD Release)

Sister Wolf

Giant Flying Turtles

 

Saturday, February 27th

Acoustic Open Mic (1-530pm)

Hosted by Evan Kremin

sign up starts at 12:30

All are welcome

Musicians , Comedians, Poets, Storytellers

Discounted drinks all day long

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Workshop Accapella (6-8)

 

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Glaser Drive (8pm)

Hide & Seek

Karma Darwin

Black Bear Tribe

Harmony House

Gridline

 

Sunday February 28th 

Singer/Songwriter Sessions (7PM)

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The Bitter End Allstar Jam Featuring Mark Greenberg

 

Monday, February 29th

The Moth (7PM)($8)

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NYC Boogaloo Allstars ($15) With  Oz Noy

The Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam ($10)