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Purple Wonder Cream: Music of Hendrix, Stevie Wonder & Cream
May
25
9:00 PM21:00

Purple Wonder Cream: Music of Hendrix, Stevie Wonder & Cream

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Friday Night triple tribute throwdown with Members of Kung Fu, On The Spot Trio and Jen Durkin & The Business playing the soulful-funky-rock music of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and Cream!

Kris Yunker - Organ, keys, vocals
Darian Cunning - Guitar, vocals
Adrian Tramontano - Drums
Jess Cain - vocals.
Plus special guests!!! Just $10 at the door

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MOJO with DJ Doey Joey
May
26
8:00 PM20:00

MOJO with DJ Doey Joey

All Aboard! The Mobro’s have reunited to sweetly funk your ear holes once again! Saturday Memorial Day weekend we will rage all night long at our home venue The Acoustic. Featuring DJ Doey Joey  and Drew Angus.

Doors open at 8pm with DJ Doey Joey Spinning at 9pm & late night!! $5 cover

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Eliot Lewis from Hall & Oates
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Eliot Lewis from Hall & Oates

Eliot Lewis is back for a hometown show at The Acoustic to kick off Summer in Connecticut!!!

Doors 8:00p/Music 9:00pm/$10 at the door

Eliot Lewis is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist as well as being a key member of the Daryl Hall & John Oates band. Eliot is also one of the original featured musicians on MTV’s "Live From Daryl's House”. His contributions stand out on some of the best moments from the show including performances with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren,Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb Mo, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw and many, many others. Earlier in his career Eliot spent several years as a key member of the The Average White B...and. Eliot toured, wrote and also produced several songs for the Scottish soul band.

"Eliot is a musician who can do it all, great singer, songwriter and guitarist. He rocks and he's got soul. No one does it quite like him" - Daryl Hall

Having mastered four instruments over the course of his career; guitar, keyboard, bass and drums, Eliot blazed his own trail as a solo artist sharing his distinctive brand of rock & soul through solo releases and hundreds of solo tour dates all over the world. Eliot’s songs come from the inside out. “I think the main inspiration for any of my records is to convey these little slices of life, most of my songs are written about my own experiences and situations”.

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Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & More
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & More

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond makes its way to The Acoustic for what is sure to be an incredible night.

Doors 8pm/Music 9pm
21+ $12 adv / $15 dos

https://bpt.me/3357717

NYC's Tragedy: A Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, is an over-the-top bombast of Disco, Metal, Glitter and Magic - the #1 Party Band.

METAL RULES:"The greatest heavy-metal-meets-disco party you could possibly wish for."LOUDWIRE:"One of the hottest videos on the internet...this isnt just fun and catchy it rules!"VH1:"Crazy outfits, wild hair, guitars, and locker room parties, the only question left to ask is, why hasnt this idea been adapted into a full length movie yet? We want more!"

Born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and M...etal, these six fearsome brothers fearlessly obliterated the truce line that had been set in the great Disco/Metal Peace accord of 1977 when theyseamlessly blended the two genres with the debut album, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong, which was a collection of Bee Gees songs redone in a heavy metal treatment reminiscent ofIron Maiden, Guns N Roses and Aerosmith. Since then, they have crisscrossed the globe with their spectacular live shows and having stormed across the USA, UK, France, Holland, Germany andSwitzerland. Subsequent albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco-Metal, The Solo Albums and The Joy of Sex have seen them spread their glittered wings to take on non Bee Gees classics from the disco era, soft rock anthems and party jams.

In 2015, Tragedy broke the internet with a viral video featuring their take on You're the One That I Want from the Grease soundtrack, then again in 2017 with Stayin' Alive, co-starring comedianDave Hill.If you're allergic to smiling be afraid... be very afraid. Tragedy sweats glitter and cums confetti!Tragedy has headlined festival stages at Bloodstock (UK), Rebellion (UK), Musikfest (US), CMJ (US), SXSW (US), Summer Breeze (DE), Glastonbudget (UK), Legends of Rock (UK), Motocultor (FR),Foud'rock (FR) and Hammerfest (UK).

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Goodnight Blue Moon & Brian Dolzani Trio
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Goodnight Blue Moon & Brian Dolzani Trio

Music is alive & well in Connecticut!!! Nothing says that more then these two bands!!  We are super excited for a night of great songwriting & harmonies with Goodnight Blue Moon & Brian Dolzani.

Doors 8pm/Music 9pm/$10 at the door

Goodnight Blue Moon
Blending rich vocal harmonies with lush orchestrations, Goodnight Blue Moon has created a sound that is steeped in tradition, yet entirely current. GNBM is known for their energetic, honest, and dynamic live performances, offering a refreshing take on Americana roots music.

Brian Dolzani Trio
The southern historic stories of The Band, the longing lonesome voice of Neil Young, the driving rock of Fleetwood Mac. These might be the references that come to mind upon hearing Brian Dolzani’s ninth record, 2018’s ‘Horse’. Brian is an American troubadour in the truest sense of the term - traveling the country singing his deeply personal blues, hopes, and stories. No Depression magazine calls Brian’s music ‘remarkably affecting’ and Lonesome Noise blog says his music is ‘medicine for the soul’.

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Creamery Station
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Creamery Station

We are thrilled to have Creamery Station back at The Acoustic on Friday June 29th with A Case Of Space on liquid lights. Every year there shows just get tighter and tighter.

Opener TBA!!!

Only $7 cover for a full night of music!

"In just over 3 years, with close to 300 shows under their belt, Creamery Station has evolved into a powerhouse on the scene with a unique sound the people can’t get enough of!

Within this relatively short time, the band has risen through the ranks - having done shows with national acts such as Twiddle, Keller Williams, John Kadlecik Band, Melvin Seals & JGB, Max Creek, Pink Talking Fish, Roots Of Creation, & many more.

The band is primarily focused on developing their original material - the songs have already become crowd favorites. Alongside a healthy mix of classic songs you know and love, this eclectic, multi-genre band has been garnering some serious attention lately - delivering stellar performances that you don’t want to miss!"

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The Funky Dawgs Brass Band
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Funky Dawgs Brass Band

The Dawgs are back in Black Rock!! Start the holiday weekend off right with the best brass band around.

Balkun Brothers will be getting things started at 9pm!! Don't miss a note

Doors 8:00pm / Music 9:00pm / $10 at the door

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band are one of the premier touring acts on the live music scene today. Emerging from Connecticut, these young men have engulfed the spiri...t and traditions of New Orleans as well as earned the respect from local musicians who grew up and reside in the city. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself during a show as they play a contagious upbeat mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, hip hop, funk, and today’s top hits with a brass twist.

They have toured nationally from coast to coast, as well as internationally and have been featured in all corners of the live music scene. From playing sold out shows at Madison Square Garden as the horn section for Dispatch, to Camp Bisco, to closing out The Peach Music Festival, their performances flow seamlessly from EDM festivals to jam band festivals to traditional New Orleans second line parades. They were also recently featured multiple times on national televised programming on ESPN (house band for March Madness Tournament Challenge, opening segment of First Take).

There is a reason they were featured as one of Live For Live Music's Brass Bands You Need To Know. The Funky Dawgz are dropping jaws. These high energy horns have been featured on bills with Dispatch, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, We The Kings, Snarky Puppy, The Soul Rebels, Lettuce, The Motet, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Twiddle, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, Bernard Purdie, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and the list continues.

When the band is not playing shows they are giving back to the community. The Funky Dawgz aim to connect, engage, inspire and rejuvenate music education in inner city schools across the country. The band frequently gives performances and master classes to young musicians in elementary, middle, and high schools across the region.

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The Englishtown Project featuring members of NRPS, Phil & Friends and More
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Englishtown Project featuring members of NRPS, Phil & Friends and More

Very special lineup heading to The Acoustic to perform some serious Good Ol' Grateful Dead.

Doors 8pm/Music 9pm/$10 at the door

The Englishtown Project - playing music from the Summer's End Concert at Raceway Park 9/3/77 (New Riders, Marshall Tucker and The Dead) featuring members of New Riders of The Purple Sage, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Zen Tricksters, Assembly of Dust, Reverend Jefferson and Dead Sage.

The lineup brings together Rob Wolfson (Dead Sage, Illuminati) guitar, Tom Circosta (Zen Tricksters, Jam Stampede) guitar, Michael Falzarano (Hot Tuna, N.R.P.S) guitar, Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh & Friends ) keyboards, Klyph Black (Zen Tricksters, Jam Stampede) bass, Dave Diamond (Zen Tricksters) drums and Joanne Lediger (Reverend Jefferson) vocals.

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Strange Machines w/s/g No MInd
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Strange Machines w/s/g No MInd

Strange Machines is back at The Acoustic for another jam packed night of music with special guests No Mind getting things started...

Doors 8pm / Music 9:30pm /$12 adv / $15 dos / 21+

STRANGE MACHINES

Boston-born, New England based quartet Strange Machines have been steadily making a name for themselves in the East Coast jam scene. What started as a band focused on rock and reggae has slowly melded into a true melting pot of musical fusion, with sounds catering to funk, livetronica, heavy rock and a multitude of other genre’s, all while stringing them together seamlessly to create a fluid and captivating live performance. Their original songs are nuanced by creative composition, practiced precision, and a looseness that allows them to truly explor...e the music they create.

They have shared the stage with national-touring acts such as The Disco Biscuits, Twiddle, Dopapod, EOTO, The Motet, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, TAUK, Deep Banana Blackout and more. Strange Machines have carved out their own niche in the east coast music scene and show no signs of slowing down.

"Strange Machines is known for powerful, high-energy live performances that explore the depths of their music and cater to a breadth of listeners. None of the band’s beloved characteristics are lost on the album—rather, Voice of Color offers precisely executed arrangements of Strange Machines originals while still embodying the looseness and exploration you’d find at a live performance." - Live For Live Music

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SCHISM - TOOL Tribute Band
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

SCHISM - TOOL Tribute Band

Calling all TOOL Fans!!! You are all in for a real treat right here in Black Rock!!

SCHISM is ready to melt some faces for a Thursday night rager.

Doors 7:30pm / Music 8:30pm/ $12 adv /$15 dos / 21+

Not many cover or tribute bands out there ever attempt to engage in the raw talent, mystic...ism, and magic that is TOOL. But if you talk to four brave souls from New York City (Angelo Rivera- Vocals; Sean Murray- Bass; Donald Pusateri- Drums; Keith Williams- Guitar). Their love and passion for this music led them to form SCHISM. New York City's premier TOOL tribute band, the world's first tribute to TOOL.

"We started this back in 2001, after seeing a TOOL show at Madison Square Garden. We simply loved the music and wanted to share it live with other TOOL minded fans" says SCHISM guitarist Keith Williams. "We've been a national touring act for over 10 years now. This isn't something you tap your foot to, this is more of an interactive experience for listener. These songs are compositional masterpieces, which will be studied for years to come".

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Jamie McLean Band & Baby Dynamite
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Jamie McLean Band & Baby Dynamite

The Jamie McLean Band is back in Bridgeport to celebrate the release of their new album "One and Only". This record is fantastic and is worth a party, so what better party band to team Jamie up with than none other than Baby Dynamite?!!!

Doors 8pm/Music 9pm
21+/ $10adv/$12dos

https://bpt.me/3380163

Jamie McLean is a triple threat. As a guitarist for New Orleans royalty Aaron Neville and Dirty Dozen Brass Band he's toured the globe playing fiery guitar everywhere from Madison Square Garden to Japan’s Fuji Rock. His blue eyed southern soul vocals ooze raw emotion and his top line songwriting chops tie everything together. With hundreds of original compositions to his name McLean creates a musical gumbo that incorporates New Orleans ...soul, Delta blues, middle America roots and New York City swagger.

Jamie McLean Band is set to release their long awaited new album One and Only. Recorded at the famed Sound Emporium studios in Nashville One and Only captures the band's strongest songwriting to date. The album was produced by Ken Coomer of Wilco and features special guests Sam Bush and Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band. Live staples "Virginia" and "One and Only" finally get a beautiful studio performance and Jamie McLean Band will tour behind their new album throughout the US and Canada this year!

Baby Dynamite

Our music has been most colorfully described as 'shit-stompin’-thumpin'-funkin' Rock n’ Roll covered in sweet Soul that’s reminiscent of the 70’s. That’s pretty damn inspiring. We love what we’re doing and are grateful to be creating this vibe together, so to feel that realness and enthusiasm coming back is a gift and truly humbling.

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Big Moon, Mile Marker Zero & Pat Stone and the Dirty Boots
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Big Moon, Mile Marker Zero & Pat Stone and the Dirty Boots

After hibernating through the winter since our last performance, Big Moon are back to perform live at The Acoustic! While Bringing back songs from our last lp "Last Night on Earth", as well as selected tracks from our first ep "Not Specifically But Basically Yeah", we'll also be bringing some brand new ones to the performance!
We are very happy to welcome our good friends Pat Stone and the Dirty Boots to the show as a special Duo performance!
Also performing are Mile Marker Zero! Currently supporting their brand new full length album “The Fifth Row”, we are so excited to have them on the bill!
And lastly, this will also be Big Moon's lead singer William D Vega's birthday!
 

Doors 8pm / Music 9pm / $10 at the door

Pat Stone and the Dirty Boots kick things off at 9pm followed by Big Moon & Mile Marker Zero.

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Illuminati Mini-Orchestra & The Dead Center All-Stars
May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Illuminati Mini-Orchestra & The Dead Center All-Stars

Come shake & rattle your Cinco De Mayo celebration with 2 high-octane Dead-flavored bands! The Illuminati Mini-Orchestra is a funk-jazzified horn-driven octet version of Joe Gallant's legendary 18-piece Illuminati Orchestra, digging into his reconstructions of Dead tunes, '60s classics & originals with some of the finest genre-bending players on the scene. The Dead Center All-Stars is Rob Wolfson's acclaimed Wetlands-Deadscene tribute project, featuring a rotating ensemble of the best players in the genre.

Doors 8pm/Music 9pm/ $10 at the door

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Kofi Baker's Cream Experience w/ SRH playing Stevie Ray, Hendrix & more
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Kofi Baker's Cream Experience w/ SRH playing Stevie Ray, Hendrix & more

Come get your Classic Rock fix on May 4th with Kofi Baker's Cream Experience & SRH (Stevie Ray / Hendrix & More Tribute)
Doors 8pm/Music 9pm/21+ unless with parent or guardian
$10 at the door

** SRH will performing the late set keeping the place rocking to the early morning!!


Kofi Baker's Cream Experience

The legendary band Cream (featuring Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce), is widely regarded by many as the forefather of hard rock, and were undeniably the first rock “supergroup” of the 1960’s. 50 years later, and led by Ginger Baker’s son, Kofi Baker’s newest project is a celebration of Creams’ genre-blurring virtuosity that mixes psychedelic rock, blues, the avant-garde and rock.

Kofi was first inspired to form his own Cream band after seeing the Cream reunion in 2005. He wanted t...o continue where Cream, and his father, had left off. Kofi’s band is the ultimate Cream tribute: combining Cream’s innovative and experimental style with virtuoso talent. The dynamic three-piece effectively capture Cream’s mood and energy, adding their own distinctive styles.

SRH Experience

SRH Experience - Hendrix & Stevie Ray Vaughan cover plus Allman Brothers, Santana, ZZ Top and Clapton
Murray the Wheel - guitar and vocals
Big Jim Hoefelt - bass
Chickie Bergkman - drums

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Nicole Atkins w/s/g Indianola
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Nicole Atkins w/s/g Indianola

The Acoustic is very excited to have Nicole Atkins in Bridgeport. Nicole latest release "Goodnight Rhonda Lee" is one of the best records of 2017 so don't miss a chance to hear her stuff live!!

Indianola will be supporting this show and getting things started.

Doors 7:30pm/Music 8:30pm/21+/$15  https://bpt.me/3346344

Nicole Atkins

To borrow a phrase from heavens new poet laureate, Leonard Cohen, Nicole Atkins was born with the gift of a golden voice. But somewhere along the way she misplaced it. Goodnight Rhonda Lee is the story of Nicole finding her voice, and how, in doing so, she went a little crazy.

Great Art is a journey and Nicole Atkins traveled quite a distance to bring us Goodnight Rhonda Lee. As Nicole explains it, This record came to me at a time of deep transition. Some days were good, some not so good. What I did gain, though, from starting to make some changes and going inward, and putting it out on the table, was a joy in what I do again. Joy in the process and a newfound confidence that I dont think Ive ever had until now. The album title, Goodnight Rhonda Lee, also came from those feelings. Rhonda Lee was kind of my alias for bad behavior, and it was time to put that persona to bed.

Indianola

Owen Beverly is INDIANOLA, the culmination of this rare upbringing and a career of performing and writing music all over the world in a variety of endeavors. With a multi-year stopover in Charleston, South Carolina behind him, Beverly moved to New York City and spent years as a touring member of Danish indie-pop act, Oh Land. After six years living in Brooklyn, Owen found himself called back to the South and his roots. The love of the land, the old stories of love and heartbreak, the fierce tenacity of life in the midst of hardship, sorrow, and joy break out in INDIANOLAS music. The debut INDIANOLA record, produced by Michael Trent (Shovels & Rope) and recorded within the swampy confines of Johns Island, SC is an aggressive stomp through the southern gothic: part old-school rock n roll, part singer-songwriter. Not unlike the Mississippi delta itself, known for its mythic crossroads, INDIANOLA finds itself at the intersection of heritage and innovation, with a firm and enduring grasp on the traditions from which it was born.

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WPKN Got Bluegrass?
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

WPKN Got Bluegrass?

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Independent, nonprofit WPKN 89.5-FM is excited to hold our annual 'got bluegrass?' event once again at the wonderful Acoustic on Wednesday, May 2. Donations at the door are $15 and there will be a raffle(s) for music and books and all sorts of cool WPKN stuff!

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Salt City Shakedown with Sophistafunk, Root Shock & Skunk City
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Salt City Shakedown with Sophistafunk, Root Shock & Skunk City

Crazy funky night in store for Black Rock!!! Lets welcome Syracuse finest, Sophistafunk, Root Shock & Skunk City to The Acoustic for a triple bill for the books!!!

Doors 8pm / Music 9:30pm $10 adv/ $12 dos

Fans across America are talking about Syracuse-based Sophistafunk, the product of three multi-talented musicians Adam Gold, Jack Brown, & Emanuel Washington who combine spoken-word artistry, old-school hip hop, & funky rhythms to create a unique live band experience.

The band 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 li...ve instruments.

For six years, this road warrior band has been hitting the pavement and blowing minds across the United States. Theyve collaborated live with greats spanning Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Talking Heads) to Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce/Dumpstaphunk) and were featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives when Golds restaurant and music venue, Funk n Waffles, was featured on the show on December 25, 2012. Host, Guy Fieri, dug the band so hard, theyve since played his birthday party in Santa Rosa, CA and became the first band ever to play the International Home and Housewares Convention in Chicago, IL on March 3, 2013, by Fieris personal request.

Sophistafunk has played high-profile venues including The Blue Note Jazz Club (NYC), The Boom Boom Room (San Francisco), The Belly Up (Aspen), Brooklyn Bowl (NYC) and more and supported acts including Soulive, G. Love, Foreigner, Trombone Shorty, Ivan Nevilles Dumpstaphunk, EOTO, Marco Benevento and more. Theyve also gained attention from publications including New York Citys Village Voice and Beyond Race Magazine.

 

 

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G-Nome Project & Tweed
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

G-Nome Project & Tweed

Super psyched to welcome back The G-Nome Project back to The Acoustic. This band has such a tight & fresh sound that is sure to keep us dancing all night long!!!

Tweed is getting things started with there special brand of funktronica!!

Doors 8pm/Music 9pm

21+/ $10 adv tickets  https://bpt.me/3367039

G-Nome Project has been regarded as "Israel’s premier Livetronica band" by the likes of Relix Magazine, performing what Live For Live Music deems "impressive and surprising shows."
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Formed in September 2012, G-Nome Project is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases in the country, packing venues to capacity in their home city, Jerusalem, and expanding rapidly to the heart of the artistic scene in Israel’s center in greater Tel Aviv. The band is comprised from a super group of four nationally renowned musicians – Eyal Salomon, Zechariah Reich, Chemy Soibelman, and Shlomo Langer – who each bring a distinctive flavor to the dynamic electro-funk palate of this Jerusalem-based quartet.

Fans of many backgrounds flock to the band’s shows for the music, good vibes, and hardcore dancing that exemplify the character of the G-Nome community. Building on their success in the Middle East, the band has embarked on nine international tours in North America and will be returning to the U.S. throughout 2018.
 

Philadelphia's funktronica powerhouse, Tweed, is filling dance floors with their high-energy fusion of funk, rock, and electronica. Just as their namesake fabri...c of mingling colors and textures, Tweed has interwoven a psychedelic web of high energy performance and improvisation. Their collaboration can take listeners from multi-layered visions through the psyche to sweaty, raging, disco dance parties driven by their own incessant beat. With national tours, countless festival appearances, and a uniquely cohesive sound, they have proven they can bring the fun anywhere they go.

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Night Out for a Cure
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Night Out for a Cure

Join the Field Family for a Night Out at The Acoustic in Bridgeport CT benefitting the Diabetes Research Institute. Enjoy a night of drinks, raffles/auctions and the dance the night away to the sounds of the Alpaca Gnomes.

Steve & Lauren hope to see you at this fun event filled with the love of family and friends combined with the hope of finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes for Aaron and the millions of others living with Type 1 Diabetes. 

For more info on how to attend and or make a donation

https://www.diabetesresearch.org/Night-Out-for-a-Cure-event#.WpX-utReOLc.facebook

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An Evening with Pimps of Joytime
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Pimps of Joytime

The Acoustic is thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite bands, Pimps of Joytime!! Come rage with us as the band will have just released there fourth studio LP, Third Wall Chronicles

Doors 8:00pm / Music 9:30pm / Advance tickets available and recommended

https://bpt.me/3335064


 Anyone familiar with the Pimps of Joytime live experience knows the feelingits that moment when a deep bluesy groove morphs into a full-on EDM dance beat, or the sensation when the wide-eyed audience collectively elevates in sync with the bands tangible energy.

 On Jukestone Paradise, the Pimps of Joytime raise the bar with swagger to spare, crafting ten cohesive songs that ring out like the soundtrack for a ride through the diverse Brooklyn neighborhood where their sound materialized. Pulling from lead guitarist and singer Brian Js deep discography of influences, the creation of Jukestone Paradise began a decade ago, when he penned anthems like Sky and Freedom Dancer, all the way up to the albums studio recording sessions.

 You might accurately call the Pimps of Joytime a post-genre band; they're a group whose sound even within a single song mirrors the diversity of our eras musical tastes. Its a sonic tapestry that's representative of this time and place that we live in, says Brian J.

 That's where the Pimps excel, by mashing up 70s funk tones with modern dance beats, mixed with original samples creating their mosaic sound. For listeners weary of todays DJ culture but eager to dance with abandon, the Pimps of Joytime are the antidote.

At our core, the Pimps of Joytime are not just dance music, says Brian J of the bands three-part harmony attack. My first vocal mentor was a doo-wop singer, so I have a long-time love affair with vocal harmonies.

With the release of Jukestone Paradise, the band makes official their solid touring lineup, featuring dual female vocalists and percussionists Mayteana Morales and Cole WilliamsX. And theyre hitting the road hard, continuing a constant touring schedule thats already left prominent sets at festivals like Voodoo, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo and High Sierra in their wake.

 Behind the frontlines are bassist/keyboardist David Bailis and drummer John Staten, forming the rhythmic backbone of the Pimps audible collage. And for Jukestone Paradise, they called in a few friends to lend their talents, including Ivan Neville, who lends New Orleans flavor to Sky, and Rubblebuckets Alex Toth, who co-wrote the quirky and infectious Dance Cardia.

Just as Brooklyn has changed since the Pimps started, so has the bands sound. But as Williamsburg gentrifies, the Pimps of Joytimes diverse evolution keeps the neighborhoods spirit alive. That spirit goes into the Pimps pot, over a soulful roux of rhythm and groove.

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lespecial w/s/g Cycles
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

lespecial w/s/g Cycles

lespecial is back at The Acoustic for a springtime rager!! This band is on fire right now touring the country. Don't miss this show!! Cycles, from Colorado will be getting things started. Another super tight band not to be missed.
Doors 8pm/Music 9pm
21+ $10 Adv/$12 Dos

https://bpt.me/3340228

lespecial

Hailed as a breakthrough act to watch in 2017, lespecial, based in Boston and upstate New York, have established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. Disguised as an average power trio from Boston, lespecial creeps around corners and reaches into the darkest depths of the absurd. lespecial is meticulous, creative and defiant; eclectic, multi-talented and driven. The band prides itself in extending the boundaries of musical ability, rebelliously laying waste to the limits of popular music. (Ragin Randy Entertainment) Labeled with... such unique descriptions as dark future groove or death funk to trance metal or haunted house party music, it is tough to put ones finger on this dangerous and determined trifectas distinct sound. A lespecial set brings their signature blend of psychedelic metal infused funk along with deep, thumping synths and 808s that will have your hips swaying as quick as your head banging. From the bands origins as three friends in high school in the woods of Connecticut who shared a passion for building unique instruments and hitting them with drum sticks, through studying music at a collegiate level to now running their own music school and studio, The Music Cellar, in Millerton NY, Jonny Grusauskas (guitar/synth/sampler/percussion/vocals), Luke Bemand (bass/synth/percussion) and Rory Dolans (drums/samples) unique chemistry is what gives them their incomparable personality

Cycles

Drawing influence from artists such as Rage Against the Machine, J. Dilla, Primus, Weather Report, and many, many more, Cycles fuses an eclectic blend of genres to produce a truly unique and cohesive sound. Although only two years old, Cycles have over 200 shows under their belt with tours extending across the entire U.S. In the middle of a massive Fall Tour in support of their first full-length album, Vacation, the band is dialed and at the top of their game.

The first full-length album, Vacation, is out now. After releasing two DIY EPs recorded in their basement within the first year of the band’s existence, the guys were eager to do some work in a real studio. Recorded at Mountain Star Studio in Blackhawk, CO, Vacation captures the current sound and direction of the band. This album presents the listener with an accurate representation of Cycles’ uniquely dark and heavy sound, catchy hooks, and exceptional musicianship.

“A fast-paced journey through time and space, with riveting guitar work and a jam-heavy sound that seems near impossible to create with only three musicians” –Live For Live Music

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A Big Yes and a small no & Band of Changes
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

A Big Yes and a small no & Band of Changes

A Big Yes and a small no are heading to Bridgeport CT for a Record Release show!! Don't miss out on hearing the amazing musicianship this band has to offer.

Band of Changes will be joining the party for a closing set that will melt some faces!!

Doors 7pm/Music 8pm/21+/ $25 adv/$30 dos

https://bpt.me/3340244


A Big Yes and a small no
Kevin Kendrick, Jonathan Goldberger, Jonti Siman, Sir Joe Russo, Erik Deutsch, Moira Meltzer-Cohen
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Band of Changes
Chris Harford, Scott Metzger, Joe Russo & Robbie Seahag Mangano


A Big Yes and a small no

After surviving a kidnapping in Colombia, a trial for felony assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, not to mention kicking a heroin addiction while completing his MA overseas at Bristol University in England, Kevin Kendrick decided that life was too short to keep denying his true love of pop music. Kendrick followed his dreams to New York City and, upon arrival, abandoned his classical and jazz upbringing to start Brooklyn-based A Big Yes and a small no. Calling on his former band mates from the critically acclaimed Fat mama, Kenrdick, Jonathan Goldberger, Sir Joe Russo, Erik Deutsch, and Jonti Siman assembled a group hailed as "the hippest pop band you've ever heard in your life" by Village Voice critic Richard Gehr, and released Jesus That Looks Terrible On You in May of 2008 to much critical success and heavy college radio play. With their sights set on finding the right help for releasing the next record, A Big Yes and a small no plan on entering the studio again this summer.

Band of Changes

Harford & Band of Changes operates in the free zone outside rock's usual categories. He has a foot in country, a hand in seventies rock, a toe in folk, a finger in post-punk. Led by Chris Harford, The Band of Changes is a revolving door concept that features a loose consortium of over fifty musicians.

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An Evening with The Nth Power! Two Sets
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with The Nth Power! Two Sets

The Nth Power returns to The Acoustic for a Sunday Funday Show!!!

Doors 8pm/Music 8:30pm
21+/ $15 adv / $18 dos

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https://bpt.me/3357721

Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light. Formed during an impromptu late-night jam at Jazz Fest 2012 in New Orleans, the relentlessly funky and soulful band believes in music as a higher power tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual, with songs that will inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps.

The trio hails from diverse musical backgrounds, races and creeds. Female powerhouse Nikki Glaspie was Bey...once’s world-touring drummer for five years before she joined Ivan Nevilles New Orleans funk outfit, Dumpstaphunk. Bassist Nate Edgar of Groovechild and John Browns Body perfectly compliments singer and guitarist Nick Cassarino who came from the Jennifer Hartswick Band and toured with Big Daddy Kane.

“It’s my dream team,” said Glaspie, “each one of us is a songwriter, so when we get together, everything becomes that much stronger.” Beyond raw skill, however, Glaspie cites a deep spiritual connection as the glue that binds them together. “Music is what brought us together, but its the spiritual bond that makes us play so in touch with each other,” she explained. And at the core of their vibe is a deviously simple concept the healing power of love.

The Nth Power’s inspirational sets have floored audiences at music festivals like Electric Forest, Bear Creek, Catskill Chill and North Coast Music Festival. The band has been relentlessly touring and writing for the past 4 years since their inception and continue to grow in their mission as they spread love and healing through music across the land.

Although the band members are based across the East Coast, they maintain New Orleans as their spiritual home, and the celebratory essence of that city’s music culture is audible in each performance.

Simply put, there is something pretty magical happening in this band, and they’re only just getting started. “Were going as far as you can go on the planet Earth and playing music,” explains Glaspie, “I don’t know how many times we’ve said it we are so blessed.”

Together, The Nth Power wants to change lives through a message of musical love and understand.

 

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Magic Beans w/s/g Eggy - Saturday Night Rager!
Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

Magic Beans w/s/g Eggy - Saturday Night Rager!

Magic Beans are back in Black Rock for a Saturday Night Rager!! Don't miss this band!!

Supporting the Magic Beans is Black Rocks own EGGY!! Be sure to be at the club with drink in hand for a night full of jams and good vibes!!


Doors 8pm/Show 9:30pm
21+/$10 tickets https://bpt.me/3349809

The Magic Beans are band with a passion for music that is as infectious as their songs, both of which have gained them national notoriety in a short time. Much like the tastes of modern music lovers, the bands sound isnt confined to one-genre. The Beans strive to be as inclusive as possible by skirting the lines between many genres within their unique sound. The bands infectious stage chemistry is very inclusive of the audience, resulting in a close knit fanbase around the group dubbed, Team Bean. The group uses no pre-recorded tracks or samples in favor of a more traditional approach to music; ...original songwriting and continually pushing the envelope are what have set this group apart. Whether you like ballads or bangers, the Beans have something you will enjoy. Seamlessly combining clever songwriting with modern dance music, The Magic Beans strive to be original and expressive in a world where everythings been done.

The Magic Beans have shared bills and stages with diverse acts like Umphreys Mcgee, Disco Biscuits, STS9, Joe Russos Almost Dead, The New Mastersounds, The New Deal, Particle, Eliot Lipp, Greensky Bluegrass, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Boombox, Bluetech, EOTO, Split Lip Rayfield, the Motet, GRIZ, Papadosio, Juno What, The Werks and to name a few.

The Magic Beans have headlined/performed countless shows and festivals since their inception: Ogden Theatre, Boulder Theater, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, State Bridge, Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Georges Majestic, Bluebird Theatre, Fox Theatre, Gothic Theater, Sheridan Opera House, Aggie Theater, Belly Up Aspen, three20south, Hodis Half-note, Montage Mountain, Higher Ground, Nectars, the Cabooze, Bluebird Night Club,, and many more in front of crowds in the several hundreds to thousands. Theyve performed at festivals like Wakarusa, Snowball, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Camp Bisco, Infrasound, Highberry, Jibberjazz, ARISE, GROOVEFest, South Pearl St. Jam, Trillium Connect, Campout for the Cause, Yarmony Grass, Phibstock, Nedfest, High Mountain Get Down, and more.

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Ghost Light featuring Tom Hamilton, Holly Bowling & More
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Ghost Light featuring Tom Hamilton, Holly Bowling & More

We are thrilled to host Ghost Light at The Acoustic for a Friday the 13th you will never forget!!

Doors 8pm/Music 9:30pm/$12 adv/$15 dos

https://bpt.me/3232938

Ghost Light is
Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen, Scotty Zwang

Ghost Light is a true musical collaboration; five personalities, five perspectives, and five unique approaches towards one common sound.

Bucking conventional tradition, rather than initially focusing on live shows, the band played together for the first time in a recording studio in Philadelphia. This decision gave the band’s members - Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen and Scotty Zwang - the ability to come to the project with fresh ears and no pre-conceived notions. They developed the songs as they developed their musical communication which... led to trust, creativity and an adventurous take on the process. Scotty Zwang explained it thusly, “It’s a unique and interesting approach we get to take...” “we are being patient with each other and figuring out what the song needs”

While the recording project has been the beginning point for Ghost Light, the live experience is what will define this band. “In the parts of the sessions where we have had a little more room to just let things go, there have been these little glimmers of what the improvisation will feel like live. That’s a whole other thing and it’s very exciting,” notes Holly Bowling. Tom Hamilton adds, “with this new band, we felt super comfortable going in any direction, knowing that with our new bandmates, the songs will get to where they needs to go. And in the live setting, that confidence is just as strong.”

The first half of 2018 will see the band playing major venues in major markets coast to coast, followed by heavy rotation on the festival circuit. The debut record will be released in the second half of the year and will be supported by an extensive tour. In 2018 you will get to know Ghost Light, and the future could not be brighter.

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WPKN Underground Series
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

WPKN Underground Series

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The 10th edition of WPKN's Underground Series
Benefit concert to support community radio station WPKN
$10 donation at the door/Doors open at 7pm
Featuring:
No Mind , Haunting Titans, The Wyrd Brothers, barbra

No Mind:
No Mind has an eclectic feel to their music ranging from up tempo Funk numbers, spacious Dub/Reggae grooves & deep jams, to Anthemic Rock songs!...

Haunting Titans:
With a mix of rock, punk, and blues HT combines an array of original tunes. Lyrics telling the stories for the typically confused and pissed off.

The Wyrd Brothers:
50 years in the making, The Wyrd Brothers reunion, Peter Mitchell and Brian Wolfe. Americana Indie Rock.

barbra:
you are barbra we are barbra

 

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Dead Meets Marley - Alternating Sets!
Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

Dead Meets Marley - Alternating Sets!

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Grateful Dead & Bob Marley go together oh so well. Come check out this special tribute with alternating sets from Hide Tide and The Sticky Greens!!

Special night featuring The Grateful Dead's famed concert from 11/25/83 at The Bob Marley Performing Arts Center in Montego Bay.

Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm $10 at the door

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The Skatalites
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Skatalites

The Skatalites Band, the legendary originators of Ska & rocksteady stroll into Black Rock to rage the Acoustic this Spring and we are super excited!!!

Doors 8:00pm / Music 9:00pm / $20 adv tickets

https://bpt.me/3335078


The Skatalites are Jamaica's premier ska band since 1964 who backed artists like Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe and most of the singers of the day. Their infectious brand of bluesy, jazzy ska spread like wildfire around the island and spawned the entire genres of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, two-tone, and 3rd wave ska. The tiny island of Jamaica has probably had more effect on music globally than any other country or place in the world, and The Skatalites were the pioneers of the music that originally caused this.

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Funk Floyd!!!
Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

Funk Floyd!!!

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Funk Floyd with special guest Crispin Cioe of The Uptown Horns!

Matt McNulty - Guitar/Vocals, Perry Lengyl - Guitar/Vocals, Alex Wu - Bass
Jordan Giangreco - keys/background vocs, Ben Atkind - Drums

Doors 8pm / Music 9:30pm / $10 at the door

 

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