Aviv_January_2_TwitterFriends, just in case you need some sad country songs to help you recover from the holidays, The Sorrows are playing this Saturday in Greenpoint. Come start the new year off with some twang!

WHEN: Saturday, January 2nd, 8 PM
WHERE: Aviv, 496 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, L to Graham or G to Nassau
RSVP: facebook.com/events/1580612162180205/
WITH: Oh Oh Ecstasy,The JohannasCrisco Dreams, and Feral Foster.


Winter Queer Country Quarterly_TwitterFriends, it’s time for the Winter Queer Country Quarterly this Saturday! With the wonderful Joshua Marcus on tour from Providence, dreamy cosmic-country goodness from Wiley Gaby’s Goldenchild, and your faithful Sorrows, who have been working hard on our new Jew-country, James-Baldwin-influenced song cycle.

WHEN: Saturday, December 5th, 8:00 pm
WHERE: Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave, at the corner of Bergen St, Brooklyn
DOOR: $5 but no one ever turned away for lack of funds
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/517247595091677/

Branded has a wheelchair accessible entrance and bathroom. Also, there is always a bucket of free candy for people who enjoy candy. Read more about the bands below and hope to see you on Saturday!


More about the bands:
Joshua Marcus
Joshua Marcus loves cooking, all things musical, and to both orchestrate & be part of tangibly authentic experiences in the actual world. Joshua’s current musical interests are writing and performing our perceived shared truths, as well as syllabic syncopation and off time rhyming à la rap, r&b, hip hop, math rock. JM has been writing & performing for two decades. Current goal: 3new eps and poem chapbook in 2016!

Influenced by classic country storytelling, melancholy pop melodies, and pretty things, Brooklyn-based, Florida-born songwriters Wiley Gaby & Jeffrey Doker set out to carve a space where their seemingly disparate influences could meet, mingle, and ultimately blur genre lines to create beautiful new music. On their debut album, Goldenchild merges elements of classic country and ambient soundscapes with a respectable hint of pop sensibility. The result is “gorgeous, cosmic country” that NYC’s Next magazine calls “damn beautiful.”

Karen & The Sorrows
Queer country pioneers Karen & the Sorrows “write loss and heartbreak, and goddamn are they good at it.” (F**k Yeah, Queer Music) Their album The Names of Things is full of “haunting pedal steel work and unvarnished heartbreak” (Bust Magazine) and was voted one of the Freeform American Roots chart’s best debut albums of 2014.

DK_Songbird_poster-11x17Hello my snowy friends. We are playing a great show next Tuesday at The Way Station!

It’s the debut of the new Songbird Series featuring women songwriters. We’ll be sharing the stage with banjo rock star Debe Dalton and series host and reigning dulcimer queen DK & the Joy Machine. The show starts at 7pm sharp and we go on at 8:00.

Here are a few other things you should know:

The Way Station is at 683 Washington Ave between Prospect and St Marks in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Closest trains: A to Washington, 2/3 to BK Museum, Q to 7th Ave.

-It’s free! Also, on Tuesdays there are $4 well drink specials. So you could potentially get a lot of drinking done for cheap if you wanted to.

-The bathroom at the Way Station is a Tardis. So in case you need to travel through time and space, no problem.

-If you can’t make it but still want to watch the show, you’re in luck! You can live-stream it here (or also watch it archived later). 

This is our last show until March because in February we will be recording! We’re really excited to finally start work on our first full length album. But save some dates for us, because we’ll be back on March 6th at Rock Bar with Wiley Gaby and on March 16th at Littlefield with My Gay Banjo to celebrate the last stop on their big tour.