The Acoustic

Bar & Music Hall

The best sounding, best looking stage in town.

Built for musicians, by musicians.

Mr Council, Chaser 8
Jan
30
9:00 pm21:00

Mr Council, Chaser 8

Soulful singing, inspiring lyrics, dynamic interplay, and musical diversity are all ways that one could describe the sounds and messages of Mr. Council and his band. Mr. Council delivers original R&B with authentic groove and a rock edge.

The Ballroom Thieves
Feb
5
9:00 pm21:00

The Ballroom Thieves

The Ballroom Thieves: a rock band disguised as a folk band. Acoustic guitar, cello and percussion trio that brings the noise through soaring three part harmony and unprecedented raw energy given their acoustic instrumentation.

Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Feb
6
9:00 pm21:00

Funky Dawgz Brass Band

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band is bringing the music of the Big Easy to the North East! Formed in 2012, this 11-piece New Orleans-style brass band is exploding onto the live music scene with a high-energy blend of brass and percussion.

Feb
7
9:00 pm21:00

The Remnants

Since 2009, the Remnants have been a growing force in the music industry, each member influenced by a different musical genre and brought together by the love of performing. The Remnants are four year Gathering of the Vibes veterans and have also taken the stage at venues such as the 2013 and 2014 Woodstock Reunion at Yasgur’s Farm and the legendary Toad’s Place, they will also be releasing their debut self-titled album in late 2014. The band’s mix of original material along with their unique take on cover material provides an unforgettable and exciting experience at every show.

 

Mighty Mystic, Black Rock Social
Feb
14
9:00 pm21:00

Mighty Mystic, Black Rock Social

Movement, reggae artist Mighty Mystic’s fresh sound and musical diversity has proved to be a magnet for music lovers in search of that next level sound that has been missing in the reggae genre. It has attracted listeners of all ages, and from all walks of life. A charismatic man on a mission: Mighty Mystic has gone from being a fan of reggae music, to being a contributor to the art.

Strange Machines
Feb
20
9:00 pm21:00

Strange Machines

Fusing genres such as rock, funk, reggae, livetronica, metal, and jazz, Strange Machines have set high standards for their musical aspirations. Combining soulful melodies and harmonies with intricate instrumentation and upbeat improvisation, they have created a unique and progressive sound that radiates with listeners and keeps audiences captivated from beginning to end.

Relative Souls, Mojo, Funky Dawgz, Jen Durkin - Keep it in the Family!
Feb
21
9:00 pm21:00

Relative Souls, Mojo, Funky Dawgz, Jen Durkin - Keep it in the Family!

A mighty collaboration featuring Relative Souls, Jen Durkin of Jen Durkin and the Business, and some members of the Funky Dawgz Brass Band to make a full horn section...plus special guests from Mojo to cover music from family funk bands...Sly Stone, the Isley Brothers, the Neville Brothers, even the Jacksons. What? 


Rico Lewis (P-Funk, Sons of F.U.N.K.) & Smoovtime
Jan
23
9:00 pm21:00

Rico Lewis (P-Funk, Sons of F.U.N.K.) & Smoovtime

Smoovtime features Rico Lewis, longtime drummer/MC for the legendary George Clinton and his P-Funk All Stars. Smoovtime is all about high-energy, modern-day funk with a strong nod to its roots. You’ll hear original songs with a blend of jazz, rock r&b, hip-hop – all melded into Rico and Smoovtime’s unique jammy groove. Plus funked-up covers by the funk Legends of past and present.

Passafire, Tatanka
Jan
20
9:00 pm21:00

Passafire, Tatanka

Reggae, Rock, Dub - All of the above and more. Don't miss their only CT show! It's gonna be a party.

Buy tix @ http://passafirelive.bpt.me/

Steep Grade, Jim Wolf
Jan
17
9:00 pm21:00

Steep Grade, Jim Wolf

Jump on the Steep Grade roller coaster for another ride! 

Come and celebrate 10 years of SG at the venue where it all began in January of 2005...The Acoustic!
We are thrilled to have our original lineup back in action, and are humbled to still be a household name in our hometown of Bridgeport, and to be able to perform at the home of our first gig! 

Rick Reyes, Cabernet Cabaret-with Randy and Rhei C.
Jan
16
9:00 pm21:00

Rick Reyes, Cabernet Cabaret-with Randy and Rhei C.

Mixing a cinematic vibe with a superlative flair for blending various musical traditions, from classic American rock to salsa, merengue, latin jazz and reggae, Rick Reyes breaks the confines of any single tradition, offering in its place a serving of diverse musical narrative from around the globe. 

Mia Borders, Darian Cunning
Jan
8
9:00 pm21:00

Mia Borders, Darian Cunning

Don't miss it when this Nola native swings North! With her endlessly soulful voice, richly emotional songwriting, and undeniable style, Mia Borders embodies the spirit of her hometown, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Bryac Jack & The Acoustic Present: Black Rock's Happy Funkin' New Year!
Dec
31
Jan 1

Bryac Jack & The Acoustic Present: Black Rock's Happy Funkin' New Year!

Come ring in the new year the Black Rock way, by getting down and funky! Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout, Nardy Boy and Pocket Hotties will keep you moving from 9 to 2AM, so you can dance away the last few hours of 2014 and start 2015 off right. Never again will you likely see a lineup this good in a room this intimate. Not to be missed. Limited tix available at happyfunkinnewyear.com

Mojo, Neon Ducks
Dec
27
9:00 pm21:00

Mojo, Neon Ducks

Mojo and the Neon Ducks are two bands native to Black Rock that  bring the funky soulful party vibe wherever they go. Together on the same bill? Forget about it. Your booty may never recover.

Remember September
Dec
26
9:00 pm21:00

Remember September

Our harmonic blending of vocals and instrumentation creates a truly unique sound which appeals to a wide variety of musical genres and can be enjoyed across all age ranges. 

Open Jam w/ Nardy Boy, George Gekas (Revivalists) & Special Guests!
Dec
23
8:00 pm20:00

Open Jam w/ Nardy Boy, George Gekas (Revivalists) & Special Guests!

This being a holiday week, we're upgrading our usual Tuesday open mic into a blow-out Open Jam! If you know Renard Boissiere and his Nardy Boy partners in crime, you know you want to come out and get down with this. And with Bassist George Gekas from The Revivalists bringing some extra-low-end, things are gonna get heavy and funky for sure. Word is there may be some other specials guests dropping in, so stay tuned and make this a Tuesday to remember. Celebrate the end of your shopping and packing with some funking and jamming!

The Juicy Grapes, Phonosynthesis
Dec
20
9:00 pm21:00

The Juicy Grapes, Phonosynthesis

The Juicy Grapes play songs filled with dance-inducing rhythms and sultry harmonies led by the soulful Tara on vocals. The music seamlessly blends funk, rock and soul, with an old-school sensibility that coerces even reluctant audience members onto the dance floor.

Phonosynthesis is the careful infusion of rock and jazz, imbued with the indomitable swagger of a classic funk band. The result: A slick combination of sonic vibration that pushes the boundaries of live music and evokes its audience to dance and shout.

Relative Souls, Symphonic Bodega
Dec
19
9:00 pm21:00

Relative Souls, Symphonic Bodega

Relative Souls is a high energy band from Bridgeport, CT. Equal parts funk, jam, and rock music. There are two types of people that like to come see Relative Souls...those that like to get up, and those that like to get down! 

Gang of Thieves, Balkun Brothers
Dec
18
9:00 pm21:00

Gang of Thieves, Balkun Brothers

Gang of Thieves' sound and energy is a cross between Led Zeppelin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with a funky blast of Green Mountain soul thrown in the mix. With a live show that will leave you screaming and exhausted from your nose to your rump, these up and coming rock stars will leave you begging for more! 

 

Now having performed all across the United States, the Gang has shared the stage with acts such as Skid Row, Lucid, Sophistafunk and Twiddle, wowing audiences of all ages. From the legendary Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA to the Middle East in Boston, MA, Gang of Thieves has stolen hearts across the nation and continues to skyrocket on the radar as one of the nations' premier rock and roll experiences.

King Sexy, Talking To Walls, Sonic Supercharger 66, La Tunda
Dec
12
9:00 pm21:00

King Sexy, Talking To Walls, Sonic Supercharger 66, La Tunda

Come celebrate the ten year anniversary of KING SEXY. Other bands in the fun are Talking To Walls (indie rock from Bridgeport - the first band King Sexy played with), Sonic Supercharger 66 (cross between 60's Garage Rock & 70's Proto Punk) , and La Tunda (members of Electric Bucket & The Danglers from New Haven).

Full Blast Movement
Dec
6
9:00 pm21:00

Full Blast Movement

Full Blast is a lifestyle, an extension of underground culture. Some of the states top hip hop artists combining forces with local graffiti crews, artists, musicians, businesses and fans alike to create a movement of people representing reality.

Jen Durkin & The Business, Disable Time
Dec
5
9:00 pm21:00

Jen Durkin & The Business, Disable Time

Jen Durkin & The Business needs no introduction. They will make your booty shake and your face melt. You will have dance, maybe fall in love, and leave in a better state of mind. Those are facts.

Bluegrass & Beer w/ The Wool Hats
Dec
4
8:00 pm20:00

Bluegrass & Beer w/ The Wool Hats

Hailing from a little cabin home off the lake in Monroe, CT, The Wool Hats is a five piece string band consisting of Matt Chimini (vocals/rhythm guitar), Nick Krashefski (vocals/bass), Ryan Mooney (lead guitar), Erick Feucht (vocals/fiddle) and Johnny Lee (vocals/mandolin).

No-Cover Reggae Night w/ Black Rock Social
Dec
3
8:00 pm20:00

No-Cover Reggae Night w/ Black Rock Social

Tonight we kick off Black Rock Social, our weekly free reggae show. Featuring Darian Cunning on lead vocals & guitar,Mike Tepper bass,Mark Lyon rhythm guitar & Michael Paolucci on drums. These guys have played with the best, and are excited to be coming together to heat up your Wednesday nights with a fresh sound.

The Main Squeeze
Nov
28
9:00 pm21:00

The Main Squeeze

The Main Squeeze is a raging funk experience born within the thriving live music scene of Bloomington, Indiana, and currently residing in Chicago, IL. Since coming together in late 2009 The Squeeze have managed to establish a unique sound and identity in a short period of time.

Feed The Streets 2 - Apathy
Nov
22
8:00 pm20:00

Feed The Streets 2 - Apathy

Come join us for what will be an amazing show. Connecticut's own Apathy will be in the building along with a variety of the areas strongest local talent.

Spiritual Rez, House Silbor
Nov
21
9:00 pm21:00

Spiritual Rez, House Silbor

The Spiritual Rez reggae funk dance experience is an unabashed display of musical virtuosity. When paired with a deep, sub-sonic groove and powerful heart felt vocalization; crowds are left dancing and screaming for more.

Mister F, Lespecial
Nov
20
9:00 pm21:00

Mister F, Lespecial

Formed in 2013 from members of Timbre Coup and Capital Zen, Mister F is an eclectic, high-energy 4-piece band that takes a no-holds-barred approach to blending genres while keeping your feet moving.Formed in 2013 from members of Timbre Coup and Capital Zen, Mister F is an eclectic, high-energy 4-piece band that takes a no-holds-barred approach to blending genres while keeping your feet moving.

Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. The aggressive death-funk dance trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lense of contemporary technology.

Richard Barone (The Bongos), Pocket Hotties
Nov
15
9:00 pm21:00

Richard Barone (The Bongos), Pocket Hotties

Richard Barone is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since pioneering the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ as frontman for The Bongos, Barone has produced countless studio recordings and worked with artists in every musical style.

Pocket Hotties are bringing the rump-shaking good times to the dance party landscape. 

 

Nov
9
2:00 pm14:00

Fight ALS! A Benefit Concert for Amy Truman w/ members of Kung Fu

Please join us with music and fun to help Amy out and raise more awareness!

The Dojo Allstars, feat. members of Kung Fu http://www.kungfumusic.com/
Jen Durkin and the Business
Bobby Paltauf Band
With The Afterthoughts http://theafterthoughtsband.com/
With Mark Vigeant Famous Comedian! http://www.markvigeant.com/
At The Acoustic, Bridgeport, CT http://www.theacoustic.rocks/

Tickets:
$40 in advance, $45 at the door, 12 and under free of charge.

Draft beer & wine, 2 boots pizza and Walrus + Carpenter BBQ!

Proceeds to go to Amy Truman:
https://www.facebook.com/TeamTrumanBeatALS