As a new year starts for students, the Bryan/College Station area begins its everyday hustle and nightlife gets into gear. New Republic Brewing in College Station, a popular spot for craft beer enthusiasts, hosts weekly concerts and other live performances from music to comedy.

On September 9, the brewery welcomes College Station’s local musicians Joe Crew and Wyatt Gilley. Joe Crew, lead vocalist, is originally from Houston and began his music career six years ago. He blends his rock music inspiration with blues and country.

Wyatt Gilley, lead guitarist, is originally from Caldwell and began his music career in high school when he was inspired by heavy metal. He now combines that with blues to give a new angle to contemporary songs. They have been performing covers and original varieties around College Station and Bryan for three years. Their styles include blues, rock, and folk, all with a country angle.

Andrew Stone takes the stage on the following night, September 10, with his fusion of guitar, drones, slide, and a violin bow. This is no ordinary fusion of instruments; Stone brings a lively twist to contemporary music and enthralls audiences with his talent that integrates various types of musical equipment for a single composition.

You won’t want to miss either of these up-and-coming artists perform over a local brew. Grab a few friends and enjoy some free music in good company.

Admission to shows is free, but parking does get tight on busy, more popular nights.