The Acoustic

Bar & Music Hall

The best sounding, best looking stage in town.

Built for musicians, by musicians.

Open Mic Night!
Jul
7
7:30 pm19:30

Open Mic Night!

 

Come out and strut your stuff on the best darn stage in town. Full backline provided. Just bring your skills and your soul.

Good Time Boys (RHCP Tribute featuring members of Kung Fu)
Jul
10
9:00 pm21:00

Good Time Boys (RHCP Tribute featuring members of Kung Fu)

The Good Time Boys are a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band featuring members of KUNG FU & THE BREAKFAST (Tim Palmieri on guitar and Adrian Tramontano on drums), along with ex-Breakfast bassist Ron Spears, and Dave Peck on vocals. 

The band covers all areas of the Red Hot Chili Peppers - from old to new, pop to obscure, and even songs that the Chili Peppers cover themselves. The jamming ability of The Good Time Boys allows for a unique spin to be put on many Chili Peppers favorites, taking the tunes to places they've never been before. With over 80 RHCP songs in their repertoire, the Good Time Boys able to switch up their setlists from show to show, providing a fresh RHCP experience every time!

Gang of Thieves, Ada Pasternak
Jul
16
9:00 pm21:00

Gang of Thieves, Ada Pasternak

These legendary Vermont Rockers bring the funky fury of the Northeast with them wherever they go. A national touring act, Gang of Thieves lives up to their name and reputation by stealing the ability to stand still. Pulling from a large base of influences, they are coming to you live in support of their NEW ALBUM: THUNDERFUNK!

McLovins
Jul
18
9:00 pm21:00

McLovins

McLovins specialize in the creation of dynamic and improvised sound, influenced by the members' disparate and eclectic music influences. The band consists of Jason Ott, Jake Huffman, Justin Berger and Atticus Kelly.

These early twenty-year-olds embrace simultaneous and intricate improvisation with a more versatile front line in which all members are singing in four-part harmony, writing lyrics and music, as well as expounding on one another's musical ideas. Set list segues and fiery improvisations are a staple of the band's performances, keeping their audience always guessing what's coming next and wanting more.

The London Souls
Aug
6
Aug 7

The London Souls

The London Souls’ unique reinterpretation of classic hard-hitting rock and roll formulae recalls elements of the past with an ever-present boundless energy, fit to cement their place in the future.

Joseph Arthur
Sep
17
9:00 pm21:00

Joseph Arthur

Joseph Arthur (born September 28, 1971) is an American singer-songwriter and artist from Akron, Ohio. He is best known for his solo material, and as a member of Fistful of Mercy and RNDM. Combining poetic lyrics with a layered sonic palette, Arthur has built his reputation over the years through critically acclaimed releases and constant touring; his unique solo live performances often incorporate the use of a number of distortion and loop pedals, and his shows are recorded live at the soundboard and made available to concertgoers immediately following the show on recordable media.


Darlingside w/s/g Michael Kroll
Jul
3
9:00 pm21:00

Darlingside w/s/g Michael Kroll

With four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone, Darlingside effortlessly draw audiences into their lush musical world. David Fricke of Rolling Stone describes them as “a quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics.” The band’s sound, characterized by classical strings, tight vocal arrangements, bluegrass and rock instrumentation, and smart lyricism, is the product of complete collaboration among the four close friends. The group has no frontman; instead, lead vocals are traded from moment to moment, and each song features a new combination of instruments and textures, pulling heavily from folk, retro-pop, barbershop, and chamber music.

Three Legged Dog
Jul
2
9:00 pm21:00

Three Legged Dog

Hailing from Danbury, CT, they offer an original synthesis of American roots, country, blues and jazz. Their debut recording, "Bone" showcases Chapman's heartfelt songwriting and collaborations with many of the area's gifted players; while their explosive live performances offer a dynamic spectacle that is absolutely one of a kind.

Consider The Source, Symphonic Bodega
Jun
27
9:00 pm21:00

Consider The Source, Symphonic Bodega

Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.

Suns of Walrus
Jun
20
Jun 21

Suns of Walrus

Suns Of Walrus is a consortium of musicians celebrating all things Beatle related. SUNS OF WALRUS ROCK BAND members include; Matthew DeTroy on Vocals & Keyboards Philip DiCostanzo on Vocals & Guitars David Webster on Vocals & Lead Guitars Don Mulvaney on Vocals & Drums John Konya on Vocals & Bass Guitar 

Sophistafunk, Darian Cunning
Jun
19
9:00 pm21:00

Sophistafunk, Darian Cunning

SOPHISTAFUNK met in 2007 and rapidly evolved into a national-touring live act. Known for their HUGE sound (created by only three members), the band has won over crowds with a captivating stage presence and tight musicianship. Rooted by old school funk / hip hop, the trio explores electronic dance grooves while infusing each tune with soul and positively charged lyrics. SOPHISTAFUNK is a multi-genre tour de force, jam packed with vintage tones and live instruments. Catch ONE show, and you will be hooked!

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Goose
Jun
17
9:00 pm21:00

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Goose

Funk, Rock, Electric ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have 'The Flock'– their self-identifying fanbase that stretches from coast-to-coast– coming back for more. 

Jen Durkin & The Business, The Hornitz!
Jun
13
9:00 pm21:00

Jen Durkin & The Business, The Hornitz!

Ah yeah! In keeping with the theme of slammin co-bills our last couple times @ The Acoustic, we present to you Jen Durkin & the Business w/ special guests the HORNITZ on Saturday June 13th.

This is on the Eve of Blackrock Day which is always a blast!

Brian Dolzani Band, Jaxton Gold and the Definitions
Jun
12
9:00 pm21:00

Brian Dolzani Band, Jaxton Gold and the Definitions

Brian is a classic hard-working, touring troubadour, with a rich, clear voice and an engaging stage presence. With just guitar, voice, and a harmonica, Brian offers audiences inspired songwriting and skilled, rhythmic guitar work. Brian's upcoming release is 2015’s ‘A Place That I Can Feel’, and he has earned 2012 and 2013 Telluride and Rocky Mountain Folks songwriting accolades. Brian tours steadily up and down the East Coast and midwest and has opened for/shared the stage with James McCartney, Cory Chisel, Caravan of Thieves, Christopher Paul Stelling, Joshua Black Wilkins, Joe Fletcher, and many others

The Primate Fiasco, Ian Biggs
Jun
11
9:00 pm21:00

The Primate Fiasco, Ian Biggs

The Primate Fiasco is a project based out of Northampton MA that combines old timey Dixie Jazz with modern groove/funk/improv music. Always a party!

Tuesday - Open Mic Night
Jun
9
8:30 pm20:30

Tuesday - Open Mic Night

Home of the best, longest running, most award winning open mic around. Want to try out some new material on a great stage with professionally run sound? Want to find some new like minded players to collaborate with? Want to sit back, have a drink and see what happens? Well you've found the right place. Come on down, sign up early and strut your stuff. And we livestream and tape the night so you can go back and relive your time on the stage.

Mister Council, Left field Rhythms
Jun
6
9:00 pm21:00

Mister Council, Left field Rhythms

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.

Mister F, Nemes
Jun
5
9:00 pm21:00

Mister F, Nemes

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.

Vinny & Ray - Afro-Cuban Jazz
May
30
10:00 pm22:00

Vinny & Ray - Afro-Cuban Jazz

High Energy Band. Vinny and Ray are redefining Latin Music. They lead 11 musicians in a superior musical performance reflecting their musicianship and showmanship. Their ability to play music comes from their soul.

EKL, Ports of Spain
May
23
9:00 pm21:00

EKL, Ports of Spain

This Memorial Day weekend EKL returns to the NEW Acoustic Cafe, for the very first time for an old school throw down on Fairfield Ave. Join us for a great night of music with friends, we cannot wait to see everyone!

Hubinger St, The Nameless Trio, Benny Mikula w/ Some Gnomes
May
22
May 23

Hubinger St, The Nameless Trio, Benny Mikula w/ Some Gnomes

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HUBINGER ST. (hue-bin-jer) is an independent, Southern Connecticut based band loaded with endless energy, fun, and improvisational bravado.  What started out as an acoustic duo of Matt Miklus and Casey Gorman in 1994 quickly evolved into a jamming rock-n-roll quartet .

May
17
7:00 pm19:00

Benefit Show w/ Seth Adam, Elle Sera, Zach Andersen, Ian Biggs!

On Sunday, May 17th, Zach Andersen and The Acoustic will be hosting a benefit concert to raise awareness and funds for the research of digestive diseases and disorders. Doors will open at 7pm and music will start around 8. A $5 donation will be collected at the door and that money will be given to the DDRF. Join us for an evening of great music, awesome raffle prizes, yummy snacks, fantastic drinks, and amazing people, all for a good cause!

Sons of F.U.N.K. w/s/g BootyBorg
May
16
9:00 pm21:00

Sons of F.U.N.K. w/s/g BootyBorg

Do you have to ask? Free your mind and your ass will follow. Rico Lewis & The Sons of F.U.N.K. bring that real, dirty, funk to life with a big tight band and years of experience touring with P-Funk.

Tyrone Shoelaces, Duck Helmet
May
14
May 15

Tyrone Shoelaces, Duck Helmet

Tyrone Shoelace’s shows are a wild mix of genres producing funky rhythms, beautiful harmonies and climaxing high-energy jams keeping the audience dance happy. 

Big Moon, Disable Time, Samsara
May
9
May 10

Big Moon, Disable Time, Samsara

Come get your rock on with 3 of the areas best, hardest hitting bands that are keeping the genre fresh with great originals.

Oh, Cassius!
May
8
May 9

Oh, Cassius!

Oh, Cassius! is singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, John Torres & Meredith DiMenna. Where Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris meets Of Monsters and Men, Oh, Cassius! plays beautiful and haunting songs that are simultaneously classic and modern.

Mad Satta, The Funky Dawgz
May
2
May 3

Mad Satta, The Funky Dawgz

Mad Satta is coming up through the ranks and carving a place for themselves in today's world by bringing passionate, forward-thinking new school soul back into the airwaves. This ultra-tight eight-piece outfit concocts lush neo-soul awash in electric organs, bright horns, and deep bass-line grooves.