Kickshaw Garage Sale
Sep
2
8:30pm 8:30pm

Kickshaw Garage Sale

Need some glassware, bowls, plates? We're making way for the new by selling some of the old. Nab a piece of Kickshaw history, and help us in our revamp!

There will also be $2 drip coffee, and you can get your growlers filled with cold brew too.

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Kickshaw's Last Service
Aug
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Kickshaw's Last Service

After six and a half incredibly fulfilling years, The Queens Kickshaw will close its doors on Sunday, August 27.

We'll renovate, then reopen in early October as an entirely different restaurant at the same location. To be among the first to hear about what's up, sign up to our mailing list.

If you aren't able to visit Kickshaw in the next few days but would like to support the new project, we are pre-selling opening week dinner tickets.

Otherwise, join us for a final closing party on the 27th! You might see some beloved former staff too. :)

We'll be looking to reduce all of our inventory, so come celebrate with us and drink us dry!!

P.S. We are running our food inventory down, and may close the kitchen early!

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Live Music - Cait and the Critters
Aug
25
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - Cait and the Critters

Cait and the Critters is a New York City based hot jazz band that gives old swing new life. Queens resident, band leader, and vocalist Cait brings together a delightful group of some of New York’s great talent in traditional jazz.

Caitlin Allen on Vocals
Michael Brownell on Bass
Pete Matthiessen on Guitar

This is Kickshaw's final live music evening! How fitting it is that Caitlin is performing, a former Kickshaw barista and all around incredible person.

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Live Music - Hive Trio
Aug
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - Hive Trio

Hive Trio is a New York City based instrumental trio noted for their fusion of experimental forms with various musical traditions.

What started off as a Craigslist post titled “Looking to get weird…”, Luke Schwartz and Ben Kraus quickly connected over their love for jazz, affinity for groove, and all things strange and un-categorical. After playing with numerous drummers, Kyle McCarter’s soulful improvising became the final piece to what would become Hive. So it goes, born of eclectic influences that run the gamut from jazz, rock and funk to 20th century chamber music, Hive began creating material that reaches far into the depths of the sonic continuum. Primarily playing the compositions of guitarist Luke Schwartz, the trio's live repertoire also includes original interpretations of jazz standards, uniquely arranged pop music of various eras, and unpredictable improvisatory experiments.

Members of Hive have played extensively in New York and the states, and have appeared internationally in Germany, France and the Netherlands.

Hive Is:
Luke Schwartz - Guitar
Ben Kraus - Bass
Kyle McCarter - Drums

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Live Music - RoseAnn Fino
Jul
28
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - RoseAnn Fino

RoseAnn Fino grew up in a small farmhouse in the Hudson Valley that always had Dylan or Springsteen blaring. Her parents, avid music fans, began taking her to nightclubs and concert halls as soon as she could walk. When she turned five her father put a guitar in her hands. A kiss on the head from Patti Smith when she was eight, a pick from Bob Dylan's steel guitar player when she was ten, these moments shaped her and gave her a drive to become a performer herself.

Fino moved to New York City when she was just seventeen. There she began writing her own tunes about booze-fueled nights and tongue in cheek love. She studied writing and music performance at Hunter College. A plucky, awkwardly dressed country girl, she began shakily playing her songs at open mics. Soon she began to find her voice: a mix of city punk with country/americana roots. Though, it wasn't until she went into the studio with producer Aaron L. Hurwitz (Professor Louie-The Band) to record her debut album in 2013 that it all started to come together. Featured on the recording is the legendary group Professor Louie & The Crowmatix with guitarist John Platania (Van Morrison). With the album, which was released on Woodstock Records, she was able to solidify her expressive singing and distinctive style.

In 2015, she went back into the studio, this time Atomic Sound Studios in Brooklyn, with a bunch of her friends and recorded her EP "Out From Under" in one day. Deciding to take a different approach, this time she co-produced the album with her musical companion and beloved bandmate Ryan Shapiro. This EP was released in September 2015 with a follow up EP "Airing of Grievances" released in the spring of 2016 using the same formula.

RoseAnn currently lives in Queens with her many adopted pets and plays frequently with her band RoseAnn Fino And The Lovely Misfits.

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Live Music - Could Be Worse
Jul
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - Could Be Worse

Could Be Worse is an Astoria based, blues inspired classic rock cover band, playing all of your dad’s favorite songs. Formed in 2013, all members have a background in theater and performing arts. The lineup varies depending on which members are in town, usually between acting/singing jobs. They live for the rock, and aim to please with funky beats and solid grooves.

CBW is:
Nick Belton – vocals
Clint Zugel – bass
Leo Nouhan – guitar/vocals
Justin Roller – vocals
Nate Klau – percussion

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Live Music - DD White
Jul
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - DD White

DD White is a Detroit-raised/NYC-based band. Their high-energy performances draw from an eclectic taste in music-- rock, soul, surf-pop, cabaret, and gypsy punk rooted from a base of Motown influence.

Past venues include Rockwood Music Hall, the legendary Bitter End, Piano’s, the studio at Webster Hall, esteemed Joe's Pub and sold out the Majestic Cafe for their Detroit debut.

DD White’s lineup includes lead singer, Tiffany Wiesend, Chris Agar on Bass, guitarist Collin Stanley, drummer Zach Simao and guitarist Tim Basom.

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Live Music - The Dang-it Bobbys
Jun
30
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - The Dang-it Bobbys

Presenting the bourbon soaked brain-child of multi-instrumentalist Kris Bauman and guitarist Luca Benedetti; The Dang-it Bobbys.

Formed in 2004, the two Brooklyn-based musicians assembled a project that borrows from classic country music, newer acoustic and electric sounds, and the intricate standards from the golden age of jazz. The result is strikingly original, at once both playful and poignant. Bauman and Benedetti have created a blend of American music that is sometimes quick picking, sometimes blue, and always entertaining.

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Live Music - RoseAnn Fino
Jun
23
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - RoseAnn Fino

RoseAnn Fino grew up in a small farmhouse in the Hudson Valley that always had Dylan or Springsteen blaring. Her parents, avid music fans, began taking her to nightclubs and concert halls as soon as she could walk. When she turned five her father put a guitar in her hands. A kiss on the head from Patti Smith when she was eight, a pick from Bob Dylan's steel guitar player when she was ten, these moments shaped her and gave her a drive to become a performer herself.

Fino moved to New York City when she was just seventeen. There she began writing her own tunes about booze-fueled nights and tongue in cheek love. She studied writing and music performance at Hunter College. A plucky, awkwardly dressed country girl, she began shakily playing her songs at open mics. Soon she began to find her voice: a mix of city punk with country/americana roots. Though, it wasn't until she went into the studio with producer Aaron L. Hurwitz (Professor Louie-The Band) to record her debut album in 2013 that it all started to come together. Featured on the recording is the legendary group Professor Louie & The Crowmatix with guitarist John Platania (Van Morrison). With the album, which was released on Woodstock Records, she was able to solidify her expressive singing and distinctive style.

In 2015, she went back into the studio, this time Atomic Sound Studios in Brooklyn, with a bunch of her friends and recorded her EP "Out From Under" in one day. Deciding to take a different approach, this time she co-produced the album with her musical companion and beloved bandmate Ryan Shapiro. This EP was released in September 2015 with a follow up EP "Airing of Grievances" released in the spring of 2016 using the same formula.

RoseAnn currently lives in Queens with her many adopted pets and plays frequently with her band RoseAnn Fino And The Lovely Misfits.

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Live Music - The Good Morning Nags
Jun
16
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - The Good Morning Nags

The Good Morning Nags are an American roots rock band based in Astoria.

With an arsenal of old-timey, Appalachian, bluegrass, blues, country, ragtime, and Irish folk songs, the Nags take an alarm clock and shove it down the wrinkled ears of wistful nostalgia.

Their unabashed exuberance has cantered up from the warm sleepy towns of Georgia and the serpentine banks of that wayward uncle, the Ohio River, all the way to the beating heart of the streets of New York.

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Live Music - Bearcat Catchers
Jun
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - Bearcat Catchers

In their relentless celebration of American music, The Bearcat Catchers have soaked up bluegrass, gospel, country, Australian nostalgia for American jazz, and the blues.

They've driven crowds to invent dance steps out of wild, unbridled delight and caused entire restaraunts to holler ad libbed verses from their seats.

With the Catchers, every day is a hoedown.

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Live Music - Could Be Worse
May
26
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - Could Be Worse

Could Be Worse is an Astoria based, blues inspired classic rock cover band, playing all of your dad’s favorite songs. Formed in 2013, all members have a background in theater and performing arts. The lineup varies depending on which members are in town, usually between acting/singing jobs. They live for the rock, and aim to please with funky beats and solid grooves.

CBW is:
Nick Belton – vocals
Clint Zugel – bass
Leo Nouhan – guitar/vocals
Justin Roller – vocals
Nate Klau – percussion

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Live Music - Jon Christopher Allen
May
19
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - Jon Christopher Allen

Jon Christopher Allen first picked up a guitar at age sixteen and hasn’t put it down since. He’s spent the past decade honing his craft, making records in Austin, Texas and New York City, while performing at legendary venues throughout the country. He has been featured on local and national media outlets such as Huffington Post, Fox News and at various music festivals like “CMJ".

With his percussive guitar style, rich voice and hypnotic songwriting, Jon has developed a fiercely devoted following. in his home base of Astoria, he often performs to sing along crowds that can relate to his songs on an intimate level. The community that has taken shape around his music has become a living, breathing entity that has propelled him to new artistic heights.

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Live Music - Tosh Sheridan Trio
May
12
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - Tosh Sheridan Trio

Tosh, of the Tosh Sheridan Trio, a guitarist and composer, earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music in 1998. In 2004, he went on to earn his Masters in Jazz Performance from City College of New York. While at City College, Tosh studied with the world-renowned solo jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini.

Tosh has been performing throughout the tri-state area since the age of 16 when he first started playing guitar. He has also composed music for dance productions and short movies. His latest score is featured in Coleman Hough’s (writer of Stephen Soderbergh’s feature film Full Frontal and Bubble) short movie The Tale of Two.

He has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many great artists including, Gene Bertoncini, John Stowell, Paul Meyers, Robin McKelle, and Norah Jones.

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Live Music - RoseAnn Fino
Apr
28
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - RoseAnn Fino

RoseAnn grew up in a small farmhouse in the Hudson Valley that always had Dylan or Springsteen blaring. Her parents, avid music fans, began taking her to nightclubs and concert halls as soon as she could walk. When she turned five her father put a guitar in her hands. A kiss on the head from Patti Smith when she was eight, a pick from Bob Dylan's steel guitar player when she was ten, these moments shaped her and gave her a drive to become a performer herself.

Fino moved to New York City when she was just seventeen. There she began writing her own tunes about booze-fueled nights and tongue in cheek love. She studied writing and music performance at Hunter College. A plucky, awkwardly dressed country girl, she began shakily playing her songs at open mics. Soon she began to find her voice: a mix of city punk with country/americana roots. Though, it wasn't until she went into the studio with producer Aaron L. Hurwitz (Professor Louie-The Band) to record her debut album in 2013 that it all started to come together. Featured on the recording is the legendary group Professor Louie & The Crowmatix with guitarist John Platania (Van Morrison). With the album, which was released on Woodstock Records, she was able to solidify her expressive singing and distinctive style.

In 2015, she went back into the studio, this time Atomic Sound Studios in Brooklyn, with a bunch of her friends and recorded her EP "Out From Under" in one day. Deciding to take a different approach, this time she co-produced the album with her musical companion and beloved bandmate Ryan Shapiro. This EP was released in September 2015 with a follow up EP "Airing of Grievances" released in the spring of 2016 using the same formula.

RoseAnn currently lives in Queens with her many adopted pets and plays frequently with her band RoseAnn Fino And The Lovely Misfits.

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Live Music - The Dang-it Bobbys
Apr
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - The Dang-it Bobbys

Presenting the bourbon soaked brain-child of multi-instrumentalist Kris Bauman and guitarist Luca Benedetti; The Dang-it Bobbys.

Formed in 2004, the two Brooklyn-based musicians assembled a project that borrows from classic country music, newer acoustic and electric sounds, and the intricate standards from the golden age of jazz. The result is strikingly original, at once both playful and poignant. Bauman and Benedetti have created a blend of American music that is sometimes quick picking, sometimes blue, and always entertaining.

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Live Music - ATOK
Apr
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

Live Music - ATOK

All Types of Kinds is a NYC based group that blends pop, rock, blues, hip-hop, and folk into something truly new and original. Drawing on their wide range of influences, ATOK set out to craft music with a message and start spontaneous dance parties everywhere they go. The group consists of Ray Rubio (guitar, vocals), Berk O (percussion, vocals), and Billy Conahan (guitar, vocals).

To listen - 

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Spring Menu Launch // Night Market Style
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Spring Menu Launch // Night Market Style

We're continuing with the cheese and comfort food theme here, people.

Join us next Thursday as we officially debut Chef Cory's new spring dishes + new spring cocktails. Most items will be available as tasting-size portions only for the evening, and at smaller prices.

Some of the new dishes:
Pommes Aligot (cheesy mashed potatoes)
"Le French" Grilled Cheese (triple cream brie on baguette)
"The Pizza" Grilled Cheese (mozzarella, ricotta, basil)

Some of the new cocktails:
Oh Darlin' (Coconut-washed rhum agricole, pineapple, orgeat)
Shot in the Dark (Bourbon, cappelletti, coffee-cacao)
One in the Moonlight (Sloe gin, vodka, ginger, pepper, tobacco)

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

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