Branded Saloon Now Delivering Food in Prospect Heights 6pm till late!! - Mr. Wonderful 4 Year Anniversary all month! Izzy Rivers Open Mic Wednesday - Jazz on Friday - Ryan O'neil, Mackenzie Shivers and Fawn on Saturday, Sunday Lunar Walk Poetry, Dingmantics Live Storytelling Open Mic Monday

Monday 01.05.2015            

Branded Saloon Food Delivery starts now! Go to GrubHub to order online and get your food delivered within the blocks of Atlantic Ave To Eastern Parkway and Bedford Ave to Flatbush Ave. Your welcome!! Seamless, Eat24 and coming soon!

Tuesday - 01.06.2015               

Tammy Wynette's White Trash Bingo at 8pm (front room)
Ever since her humble beginnings in SW Florida picking Mushrooms from Cow Patties to drinkin' Southern Comfort out the back of a 8 Foot Tall Monster Truck in Six Mile Cypress Swamp, Tammy Wynette has embraced her Southern Roots. So much she brings a little White Trash Culture to Brooklyn every week with Tammy Wynette's White Trash BINGO Show.

Influences:8 Foot Tall Monster Trucks, Swamps, Cow Patties, White Trash ;)

Tuesday - 01.06.2015               

Karaoke Tuesdays at 10 PM with the Jared Michael Gniewek Karaoke Warzone 
The irreverent and raucous Jared Michael Gniewek Karaoke Warzone has been destroying popular music since 2010 when ex-metal singer and comic book
writer, Jared Michael Gniewek, began substituting for Bay Area karaoke 
icon, KJ Paul. Upon leaving San Francisco, a fundraiser was held by 
both enthusiasts and professionals alike to start the Warzone, sending him off to New York City saying “show
 them how we do it.” His events consist of a positive and 
jovial environment where people celebrate what karaoke is all about, 
transforming pop music into folk music and making extroverts go too far.


Tuesday - 01.06.2015               

Poker Tuesday! Every Tuesday night. 8:00pm

Wednesday - 01.07.2015                  

Izzy Rivers Open Mic - Every 1st Wednesday of the Month - Sign up 7:30pm

Calling all Musicians! Branded bar and saloon is hosting an open mic January 7th at 8 PM! Hosted by the hilarious and talented Izzy Rivers! All types of musicians of all levels are welcome. Full bands,rappers,guitar players,classical flute, you name it! It's a fun space to practice some new tunes or perfect some old ones. Drinks shall be had and fun shall be shared! Sign up begins at 730.


Thursday - 01.08.2015                 

KARAOKE with Mr. Wonderful 10pm
Join the debonair Mr. Wonderful and his pals every Thursday for this karaoke shindig that will leave you feeling like the star you are! Need to release your inner diva? Grab a bedazzled microphone (just like Xtina's) and get it girl! Wanna be a rock star? Mr. W's smoke machine will have you burnin' up the stage. Need some tambourine for that soul number? Not a problem. Mr. W's got your back. Wanna dance? Oh, we're gonna it's 1999!

Thursday - 01.08.2015                 

Thirsty Trivia with Mona Mour (front room)
Test your knowledge & drinking skills with Brooklyn's favorite starlet Mona Mour weekly at Thirsty Thursday Trivia at 9pm.


Friday - 01.09.2015               

Josh Deutsch and Nico Soffiato present the 2x3 Series. 3 Jazz duos.
8pm – 10pm
Josh Deutsch and Nico Soffiato present the 2x3 Series.  3 Jazz duos play a set separately then a collaboration of the 6 musicians.


Saturday - 01.10.2015               

Hey bandidos! Come see Ryan-O'Neil & The Bandits light up Branded Saloon with their brand of Rock n Roll!
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Ryan-O'Neil moved to Queens, NY in 1994 at the age of 10. He's currently a singer/songwriter and plays guitar with his band The Bandits. His music has been described as "a cool hybrid between the groove of Hendrix and the grit of Neil Young."
A fan of music from a young age, Ryan-O'Neil's high school years at the "Fame(d)" LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and The Performing Arts in NYC sparked his passion in music making. Performing in choral ensembles, and acapella doo wop groups in high school and college, gave Ryan much needed lessons in music theory, harmony, and song structure. Add this to his growing tendency towards rapping with his high school friends, Ryan-O'Neil was slowly putting together the tools he would need to become the songwriter he strives to be.
After graduating with a degree in Music from Hobart College, Ryan-O'Neil wrote and recorded 2 hip hop albums with DJ/Producer 100dBs. "The Adventures of The Slum Computer Wizard and The One Hand Bandit, (2007)" an admittedly long title was well received in the NYC indie hip hop scene. "The Adventures..." was written up on as well as the hip hop blog Nahright. The pair took a break and finally released "Tea & Spliffs" in 2012 through Independent hip hop label HipNott Records. In the meantime, Ryan-O'Neil recorded numerous single releases with Kats and Domer's Free Ice Cream label. He released his solo hip hop EP "Hyphenated & Apostrophed" also under their label.
In 2014 Ryan-O'Neil recorded and independently released his eponymous EP. A break from his previous hip hop, Ryan-O'Neil was a step in the direction of songwriting greats like Paul Simon, Bob Marley, and Bob Dylan. Although he was born missing his right hand from a congenital birth defect, Ryan-O'Neil has always been encouraged to push himself to be "like all the other kids." He has been practicing the guitar, even teaching the instrument to over 20 kids in NYC. He continues to work toward being the best guitarist/singer/songwriter he can possibly be.
Ryan-O'Neil's live show is filled with unbridled energy. You can feel the passion emanating from the stage. With the backing of Jon Wert and Patrick Meyer on Drums and Bass, Ryan-O'Neil commands the audience's attention, going from screaming madman to heartbroken loverboy depending on the song. His guitar playing is fluid and natural, and it's only obvious that he's missing his picking hand when he mentions it.

Saturday - 01.10.2015               

Mackenzie Shivers plays her original piano-driven folk/pop tunes with Yuka Tadano on bass and Cody Rahn on drums!
9pm – 10pm
Mackenzie Shivers has been playing piano and writing songs since the age of five. After studying music composition at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music, she moved to NYC to pursue her passion for songwriting.  Her sound is piano-driven with influences in folk, pop, and Celtic music.  Mackenzie's debut album Neverland was released in October 2014.

photo by Emily Lambert


Saturday - 01.10.2015               

Fawn is very excited to be returning to the Branded Saloon for the third time. Come hear her sultry, sweet sounds!
Fawn is very excited to be returning to the Branded Saloon for the third time.  Come hear her sultry, sweet sounds!Fawn, a lounge singer and a ringer for Marilyn Monroe has performed throughout New York City, the United States Casinos and Paris. She is releasing her third album this winter which features the band members of the Rolling Stones and the Bob Dylan band.


Sunday 01.11.2015               

Lunar Walk Poetry
4pm – 6pm
Hey Lunar Walkers! And you know who you are! Sunday, January 11 at 4:00 p.m., Claudia Serea and Nicholas Samaras are reading in the Lunar Walk Poetry Series at Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 603 Vanderbilt Avenue @ Bergen.

Nick Samaras won The Yale Series of Younger Poets Award with his first book, and his new book, American Psalm, World Psalm is out with Ashland Poetry Press, imagining the psalms as contemporary music: blues, jazz, reggae, folk and hiphop.
Claudia Serea is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012), A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada, 2013), To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press), and Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Books, forthcoming).
There's a $10 cover which includes a free drink. Branded has excellent food and a full bar. Sign up for open mic.
You can take the 2/3 train to Eastern Parkway and walk down Vanderbilt to Bergen Street, or you can take the C to Washington and walk on Vanderbilt, crossing Atlantic to Bergen and Vanderbilt.
Hope to see you there!
Lynn and Gerry LaFemina, co-curators, Lunar Walk Poetry Series
Many thanks to our funder, Poets & Writers Inc.! Many thanks to Branded Saloon!

Monday 01.12.2015               
Dingmantics Live Storytelling Open Mic
8:00pm- 10:00pm
Moth Grand Slam winner Sam Dingman hosts this monthly storytelling open mic. 8 minute slots, with a featured performer to close the show!