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Bruce Katz Band, Jake Kulak & The Lowdown, Route 111
Feb
12
8:00 pm20:00

Bruce Katz Band, Jake Kulak & The Lowdown, Route 111

Bruce Katz - organ and piano, Chris Vitarello - guitar/vocals, Ralph Rosen - drums/backing vocals

Bruce Katz is a four time (2008, 2009, 2010, 2015) Nominee for the Blues Music Award (W.C. Handy Award) for "Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year", selected by the Blues Foundation of Memphis, TN. 

While Blues is a very important part of his music, Bruce's music has more angles and influences, occupying a unique space where blues, "soul-jazz", jam-band rock, and all aspects of Americana Music collide into a style of original music all his own. He is equally comfortable playing Hammond B-3 Organ and Piano.

Besides leading the Bruce Katz Band, Bruce performs regularly with the Delbert McClinton Band, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, John Hammond, and other artists as well. He was a member of the Gregg Allman Band from 2007-2013. 

Pimps of Joytime
Feb
13
8:00 pm20:00

Pimps of Joytime

Get your discounted advanced tix here --->  http://pimpsjoytime.bpt.me/

Anyone familiar with the Pimps of Joytime live experience knows the feelingit's 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 band's tangible energy.

Spritual Rez, The Fritz
Feb
18
8:00 pm20:00

Spritual Rez, The Fritz

Lock in your discounted advanced tix here --> http://spiritualrezfritz.bpt.me/

Every time Rez is here we need to replace our roof and re-attach our faces. They crush and everywhere they go, a party breaks out. This time they are back with reinforcements in the form of The Fritz, who know a thing or two about getting down as well. Cancel your plans on Friday because this week the party is on Thursday Night!

Tweed, Greener Grounds w/s/g Eggy!
Feb
19
8:00 pm20:00

Tweed, Greener Grounds w/s/g Eggy!

Tweed inspires and excites with music fueled from high energy performance and improvisation. Just as their namesake fabric of mingling colors and textures, Tweed has interwoven a psychedelic web of funk, rock and electronica. 

Greener Grounds is a five-piece jam band from Denver, CO that has quickly made their mark in the jamtronica music scene sharing the stage with Perpetual Groove, the Main Squeeze, the Mantras, the Magic Beans, YAMN, and the Werks just to name a few. Following in the foot steps of bands like Lotus, STS9, Disco Biscuits, and Umphrey’s Mcgee the psychedelic funk-tronica group fuses many styles and genres including jam-rock, funk, break beats, trance fusion, and that four-on-the-floor dance beat no music lover can resist!

Bear Bones & The Z3! (Interlocking Sets of Zappa & Dead)
Feb
20
8:00 pm20:00

Bear Bones & The Z3! (Interlocking Sets of Zappa & Dead)

So crazy we're not sure its legal. Slamming the music of the Grateful Dead right up against the music of Frank Zappa? That's right two of our favorite tribute groups to two of our favorite artists on the same night. The Z3 and Bear Bones. Supergroups who come together to play the music they love with passionate re-invention. 

Soul & Funk Overload with Elise Testone, Damon Grant Project & Rang-A-Boom!
Feb
26
Feb 27

Soul & Funk Overload with Elise Testone, Damon Grant Project & Rang-A-Boom!

Lock in your discounted presale tix here ---> http://soulexplosion.bpt.me/

Quite possibly the deepest, funkiest and most soulful night of music we've ever put together. 20 Musicians playing across 3 bands, each one packed with veteran players and equally capable of hosting their own evening.  United by a common love for deep grooves, sweet soul, and nasty funk. What will happen? Will our roof blow away? Will we run out of beer? Will the earth tilt off its axis due to the excess of heavy hitters in one room on one block in little old Black Rock? Who knows. The only thing we can promise is that you will have a rump shaking, soul stirring, face melting night of music that will leave you with a permanent grin on your face Saturday morning. Don't wait to hear about it from somebody who was there. Make some memories.

Luther Dickinson & The Cooperators w/s/g Amy LaVere and Will Sexton
Mar
3
8:00 pm20:00

Luther Dickinson & The Cooperators w/s/g Amy LaVere and Will Sexton

Tix onsale now! Seated show with reduced capacity. Don't Nap! http://lutherdickinson.bpt.me/

Luther Dickinson & The Cooperators present an intimate night of music. Sit down, relax and let these songs move you. For some great background on this project read this from NPR

On Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook) Vol. I & II, Luther Dickinson finds his way forward by retracing his steps. This ambitious double album collects twenty-one tunes from throughout his life and career—songs he wrote with his rock & roll band the North Mississippi Allstars, songs he learned from friends and family, songs passed down to him by his heroes and mentors, songs that have lived in the American subconscious for decades now—and pares them down to their irreducible elements. Voice, guitar, drums. Here and there some blues fife or Beale Street piano.

The performances on the record itself are some of his most excitable and energetic, with the bounce and rumble of early blues and rock; the arrangements transcribed in the illustrated songbook (which accompanies the vinyl edition of the album) reveal the intricate and imaginative rhythms and melodies that underpin all of Luther’s compositions. “The idea,” he says, “was to re-record everything very stripped down—very acoustic and honest and folky—to accompany the songbook.” 

Alpaca Gnomes, Cousin Earth
Mar
4
8:00 pm20:00

Alpaca Gnomes, Cousin Earth

Two of the funnest bands on the planet, joining up for 1 amazing night of dancing and musical mayhem. Violins? Ukuleles? Melodicas? Yes please! And lots and lots of beautiful music.

Bobby Paltauf Band
Mar
5
8:00 pm20:00

Bobby Paltauf Band

Bobby Paltauf Band is a rock n' roll funk trio founded by 16 year old guitarist and singer, Bobby Paltauf.  Formed in Connecticut in the summer of 2013, the band has played hundreds of live shows all over New England, along the east coast, and down south.  The band is compromised of Bobby on lead Vocals and Guitar, Miles Livolsi on Bass Guitar, and Isaac Civitello on Drums.  
BPB blends genres such as Rock, Jazz, Funk, Fusion, and Reggae through their original music and musical improvisation.  In their short time as a musical unit, the group has already headlined many venues, performed at major music festivals, supported national touring artists (The Revivalists, Twiddle, & Dumpstaphunk), and released their own album entitled Lost and Found.  The bands live performances are notable for their energy, extended improvisation/jams, and that powerful, vintage rocking trio sound. 

Hayley Jane & The Primates
Mar
10
8:00 pm20:00

Hayley Jane & The Primates

Hayley Jane and the Primates deliver a rich, genre-bending sound with a tantalizing live performance. Winners of the New England Music Awards’ Roots/Americana act of the year, The Primates have created a serious buzz in the music world. Their music draws inspiration from many styles including early rock and pop; old musical theater; folkadelic, bluegrass and country; along with blues, soul and reggae.

Their songs are praised by music lovers for successfully creating a diverse sound with clever, over- the-top lyrics and Vaudevillian-style storytelling. Defying categorization, the band’s on-stage energy, skilled musicianship, theatrics, and group improvisation takes you over a landscape of emotion and leaves you wanting more.

Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Mar
11
8:00 pm20:00

Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, Funky Dawgz Brass Band

If the fabled Dr. Funkenstein set out to make a two-headed, ivory tickling, guitar ripping, gut busting, crowd slaying monster and a catastrophic disaster in the lab went perfectly wrong, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan would be the byproduct. Beau has assembled dueling guitarists, Danny Mayer (Alan Evans’ Playonbrother, On The Spot Trio) and Justin Henricks (Groovestick), Bill Carbone on drums (Max Creek, Z3), as well as the lovely vocalist, Mary Corso, to craft a perfect brew of organ driven, hard-hittin’, boogaloo rooted power funk with a rock ’n’ roll spirit. This Northampton, MA based 5-piece funk machine is a happy accident that has come out of the lab with a mission and won’t be stopped anytime soon.

Featured on Live For Live Music's Brass Bands You Need To Know, the Funky Dawgz have exploded onto the live music scene playing a mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, and today’s top hits with a brass twist. One of the biggest up-and-coming touring acts these high energy horns are bound to get everyone around them dancing all night to that irresistibly funky music!

Jenth Power: Featuring The Nth Power and Jennifer Hartswick Band!
Mar
15
8:00 pm20:00

Jenth Power: Featuring The Nth Power and Jennifer Hartswick Band!

Discounted Advanced Tix -------> http://jenthpower.bpt.me/

2x the groove, 2x the soul = Throwdown to the Nth Power!

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 powertapping 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 quintet hails from diverse musical backgrounds, races and creeds. Female powerhouse Nikki Glaspie was Beyonce's world-touring drummer for five years before she joined Ivan Neville's New Orleans funk outfit, Dumpstaphunk. Bassist Nate Edgar of Groovechild and John Brown's Body perfectly compliments Singer and Guitarist Nick Cassarino who came from the Jennifer Hartswick Band and toured with Big Daddy Kane. Next add West African Master-Percussionist, Weedie Braimah to the mix with his insurmountable world beat rhythms. Finally rounding off the ensemble is the newest and youngest member, Courtney J'Mell Smith who brings his soulful vocals and keyboard abilities to the table.
 

Jennifer Hartswick Band
Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. She inspires audiences all over the world with her powerful voice and commanding trumpet playing. 

Jennifer's live performances are renowned as spontaneous, joyful and contagious. Her natural charisma and sincerity shines through, and each performance is a celebration of musical collaboration. And whether she is wailing on the trumpet or singing an intimate vocal solo, her performance is all part of a single seamless instrument, one that is played not only with astounding technical proficiency, but also with sensitivity, conviction and heart.

Hartswick has shared the stage and studio with many musical titans, including Trey Anastasio, Carlos Santana, Bruce Hornsby, The Rolling Stones, Phish, Herbie Hancock and Christian McBride.
 

Pink Talking Fish St. Patrick's Day Bash!
Mar
17
8:00 pm20:00

Pink Talking Fish St. Patrick's Day Bash!

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Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world's most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music.

Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands... they are Phenomenons. Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mindblowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band.

Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. The epic emotion of Pink Floyd.... The funky, danceable layerings of The Talking Heads.... The multitude of styles, unique compositional structures and pure fun of Phish.... to merge these three into one gives music lovers a special experience.

Tom Hamilton's American Babies
Mar
18
8:00 pm20:00

Tom Hamilton's American Babies

Discounted Advanced Tix here ----> http://americanbabies.bpt.me/

American Babies defies easy categorization. The Philadelphia-based band shapeshifts between Americana, psych-tinged indie rock and classic rock—leading them to spots opening for Bruce Hornsby, Greensky Bluegrass, the New Mastersounds and the Felice Brothers, as well as appearances at Gathering Of The Vibes, Electric Forest, Bonnaroo and the Allman Brothers-founded Peach Festival.

With such a chameleonic existence, it's unsurprising that American Babies founder/principal member Tom Hamilton's guiding creative principle is very simple: He doesn't like to repeat himself artistically. For the multi-instrumentalist, this mindset stems from a deep-seated need to always keep pushing himself as a musician—to delve into different lyrical themes and musical detours, and to explore potentially uncomfortable and unfamiliar emotional places.     

The Kennedys - Acoustic Cafe Throwback Thursday Night!
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

The Kennedys - Acoustic Cafe Throwback Thursday Night!

Come out for our first Acoustic Cafe Throwback Thursday Night with classic Acoustic Cafe act The Kennedys! 
Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times. This year, they celebrate their twentieth anniversary both as a band and a married couple. Rather than indulge in a nostalgic look backward, they’ve taken Dylan’s dictum “don’t look back” to heart; writing and recording forty new songs.

2015 sees a Maura solo CD, a Pete solo CD, and the release of “West,” an instant classic Kennedys duo set that seamlessly weaves their influences over the last two decades; Buddy Holly style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, interspersed with darker moments that recall British folk rock a la Fairport Convention. 

Joseph Arthur
Apr
20
8:00 pm20:00

Joseph Arthur

Advanced Tix ----->  http://josepharthur2.bpt.me/

For every song Joseph Arthur has released in a critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated career that has spanned nine full-length albums and 11 EPs, he’s probably kept three others in the vault for safekeeping. Indeed, Arthur has been known to start working on a new album — or two — while simultaneously trying to finish another.

Mike Falzone - Comedy Night w/s/g Elliott Morgan
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Mike Falzone - Comedy Night w/s/g Elliott Morgan

Discounted Advanced Tix -----> http://mikefalzone.bpt.me/

Mike Falzone has been solving the internet’s problems since 2006 when he became one of the first creators to establish themselves on YouTube. Hailing from the great state of Connecticut, Falzone began touring as a musician at 14 and while still his first love, Falzone has since shifted his passion and drive into pursuing stand-up comedy. After surviving two major health scares in two weeks, Falzone decided to move west to pursue his entertainment passions and has been tickling the funny bones of YouTube fans and L.A. audiences ever since. He’s performed at College Humor Live at UCB Sunset and appeared on-stage at the world famous Comedy Store.
It’s Falzone’s relatability, bad puns, and consistent biweekly uploads that have gained him over 15.8 million YouTube views and a loyal audience that includes the Vlogbrothers, Meghan Tonjes, Olan Rogers, and Taye Diggs (according to Twitter). Falzone has toured nationally for both his music and comedy, and currently performs weekly stand-up around Los Angeles.

Elliott Morgan is from the great state of Florida. At the University of Florida, Elliott earned a bachelors in zoology. After college, Elliott moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show business. He wound up on YouTube, where he helped launch SourceFed, a comedy news channel. 

Producing several videos a day about current events, Elliott eventually branched into celebrity interviews, his own YouTube channel, and was brought on by Google to help cover the Republican and Democratic conventions. He later interviewed Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.


Open Mic Night!
Feb
9
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.

Mystic Bowie/Bob Marley Birthday Bash!
Feb
5
8:00 pm20:00

Mystic Bowie/Bob Marley Birthday Bash!

Our favorite local Mystic and the greatest reggae artist ever happen to share a birthday week. So what better way to celebrate than with a double birthday blowout! Last year this was truly one of our favorite shows of the season and this promises to be as well. Come on out and show your love for both Mystic Bowie & Bob Marley and their music that gives us so much joy!

Jose Oyola & the Astronauts / Ports of Spain / Fernandito Ferrer
Jan
31
7:00 pm19:00

Jose Oyola & the Astronauts / Ports of Spain / Fernandito Ferrer

3 Amazing Indie Acts, 1 Awesome night of music. Truly a Sunday Funday to remember. Drawing inspiration from a love of outer space and thoughtful appreciation of the human experience, Jose Oyola & The Astronauts craft multi-dimensional, bilingual indie rock with a psychedelic edge. Based out of New Haven, Connecticut, JOATA has shared the stage with Explosions in the Sky, Bear Hands, The Stepkids, Miniature Tigers, The Dear Hunter, Moving Mountains, Sage Francis, Cage, and Ceschi. 

Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
Jan
30
8:00 pm20:00

Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

“What’s in a name…?” So mused the bard, and all too often the name doesn’t do justice to the subject. Not so with this Vermont octet. Kat herself, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful, and gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting.

On the other hand, one is presented with the words “Indomitable Soul Band”. Here, too, there are no misnomers involved: a rock solid rhythm section of bass, drums and keys; a powerful, three-piece horn section; an electric guitarist who dances beneath the surface before exploding to the top… and he harmonizes brilliantly, too. Seven players, each a soloist and entertainer in their own right, blending Memphis soul and new school R&B with a level of improvisation that more than a few Vermont bands have been known for. They aim right for the heart and move your soul without overlooking your ass. Confident, cool and, well… indomitable.

Wolf! (Blues Rock trio featuring Scott Metzger from JRAD), Baby Dynamite
Jan
29
8:00 pm20:00

Wolf! (Blues Rock trio featuring Scott Metzger from JRAD), Baby Dynamite

You know Scott Metzger from Joe Russo's Almost Dead? Well when he wants to get his rock on, he plays in a killer trio called Wolf! We're thrilled to have them to our room for the first time. 

Taking their cues from a soul, blues, boogaloo, country and rock background, Wolf! seamlessly merge styles to create a party where everyone's welcome...one that you don't want to miss! This Brooklyn-based trio continue to find new and exciting ways to evolve and push what's possible with the classic guitar, bass, and drums formula while maintaining a fundamental groove that's both irresistible and undeniable. Wolf! strives to make great music, and life is too short to listen to bad music.

And opening the night, we're thrilled to have one of our favorite new lineups, the soul/blues/rock powerhouse Baby Dynamite, fronted by none other than Christine Tambakis

Jazz Night Featuring The "Brunello" Quintet & Open Jam!
Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

Jazz Night Featuring The "Brunello" Quintet & Open Jam!

We've had plenty of Blues, Rock, Soul, Reggae and even Hip-Hop this season, so we figured it was time to get some serious jazz happening up here in Black Rock. Join us as we introduce our first Jazz Night, featuring a killer lineup of serious players followed by an open jam.  Because Jazz is a conversation, not a monologue. Come on out and enjoy a great night of music with Nick & Joshua's "Brunello" Quintet featuring:

Nick Biello, saxophone
Joshua Bruneau, trumpet
Tony Davis, guitar
Henry Lugo, bass
Mike Camacho, drums

Bluegrass & Beer Night featuring Front Country!
Jan
27
8:00 pm20:00

Bluegrass & Beer Night featuring Front Country!

What started as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco's Mission District has morphed into a touring powerhouse of song and sound, transcending their humble stringband roots. Front Country's dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker. Along with mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow, this quintet has been called "passionately intoxicating" and "orchestral" and Melody's bluesy vocals have been described as "rafter-shaking". Seldom traditional, always original, Front Country's new album Sake of the Sound is out now. 

Ada Pasternak
Jan
21
8:00 pm20:00

Ada Pasternak

This Thursday, I'll be singing and playing in my beautiful home state of CT with my friend and brilliant pianist Pier Luigi.  Pier is originally from Italy and currently resides in NYC. 

The two of us met at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and I consider him one of my musical soulmates. 

This show will feature Leon Pasternak on cello, Daniel Torres and Jim Morganti on Guitar

An acoustic set with covers and originals, doors open at 8:00 music at 9:00!!! Cover is $10.

Hubinger St. and Creamery Station
Jan
15
8:00 pm20:00

Hubinger St. and Creamery Station

3 long sets. Creamery Station  and a Hubi Cream Collaboration!

Hubinger St. (hue-bin-jer) is an independent, Southern Connecticut based band loaded with endless energy, fun, and improvisational bravado.  Hubinger St. was formed and has been playing the club circuit since 1995.  Over the years the band independently released two full length CD’s , two shorter EPs and they have performed at clubs, theaters and events all over the North East.  Including the first ever Gathering of the Vibes at Croton Point, NY in 1997 and again in 2007 in Bridgeport. They have been the headlining act at many clubs but also have played in support of many great acts such as Govt. Mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Morse, Lesie West, JGB, Jazz is Dead and many more. The group revels in improvisation. Their live shows feature dynamic jams that often invoke the personality of other “jam bands”, while producing inventive tones and textures all their own.

Creamery Station is a Connecticut based band that takes multiple styles of music, such as jam, blues, rock, and bluegrass, and mixes it together into what is guaranteed a thrilling live experience you won't be able to get enough of!

The Breakfast w/s/g Bobby Paltauf Band
Jan
9
8:00 pm20:00

The Breakfast w/s/g Bobby Paltauf Band

Lock in your tix here ----> http://breakfast2016.bpt.me/

That's right Bfam. A rare 2nd helping of Breakfast this Holiday season. January 9th, we're celebrating the start of 2016 with a blowout in Black Rock. This time it's a Saturday night show so the boys can go long and deep! 

Bobby Paltauf Band opens the show! 9 PM Sharp! Don't miss. They crush.

Moon Hooch w/s/g Buff's Truck
Jan
8
Jan 9

Moon Hooch w/s/g Buff's Truck

Pre-Sale Tix Sold Out! Limited tix available at door at 8:30

Moon Hooch captured the imaginations of thousands with its infamous stints busking on subway platforms and elsewhere in New York City: two sax players and a drummer whipping up furious, impromptu raves. This happened with such regularity at the Bedford Ave station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that the band was banned from playing there by the NYPD. The trio's subsequent tours with They Might Be Giants, Lotus, and Galactic as well as on their own have only broadened the band's appeal. Wherever Moon Hooch plays, a dance party soon follows.

Jay Stollman & Friends w/s/g Jake Kulak & The Lowdown
Jan
2
8:00 pm20:00

Jay Stollman & Friends w/s/g Jake Kulak & The Lowdown

Start 2016 off with a Bang! A slamming night of blues and soul that has veterans and newcomers sharing the stage. If you've seen Jay and his band at FTC, you know they rock. And if you've seen Jake at any of his many Blues Festival performances throughout the state, you know he's the real deal. 

Jay is backed by a killer band of players  including Scott Spray, Jeremy Goldsmith, Gerald Myles, Nick Biello, & Jessica Antonette.

Happy Funkin' New Year w/ Nardy Boy & Sons of F.U.N.K., Johnny Durkin & Co. featuring Ed Mann, Danny Mayer, Kris Yunker and Mary Corso
Dec
31
Jan 1

Happy Funkin' New Year w/ Nardy Boy & Sons of F.U.N.K., Johnny Durkin & Co. featuring Ed Mann, Danny Mayer, Kris Yunker and Mary Corso

Limited Discounted Presale Tix here ---> http://happyfunkin2016.bpt.me/

Wow, this one is going to be off the hook. Come say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 with 3 of the nastiest, funkiest, groovingest lineups around!

We've got Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout, JD & The Business) , Ed Mann (Z3, Frank Zappa), Danny Mayer (DTM, OTS, Alan Evans), Kris Yunker (OTS, Alan Evans) and Mary Corso (Beau Sasser's Escape Plan, Broca's Area) kicking things off with that jammy improvisational funk that only scene veterans like this can pull off.

Then we've got Black Rock ex-pats Nardy Boy, bringing that delicious Nola style funk up here to make it mo betta fo yah! With Steve DeTroy on keys and special guest Will Earley lending us his shredding skills on the geetar!

And finally we've got our favorite merry, funky pranksters the Sons of FUNK, that bring that classic P-Funk Style madness to life and turn any party into a get down.

Of course with that much talent in the room at the same time, there are sure to be some epic sit-ins, mashups and superjams! Who knows what will happen? 

We're going to go deep and run right up until our extra late curfew, so even if you have to go to some other lame NYE party for some reason, make sure you end your night here!

Of course we'll bust out the champagne at Midnight y'all, it's a party!

Tix will be more expensive at the door, so get smart and book early.

Phish MSG Livestream!
Dec
30
8:00 pm20:00

Phish MSG Livestream!

Shut out of MSG? Want to share your joy of Phish with some like minded phans on a big screen with a booming sound system? Come on down Wednesday night Dec 30th and join us while we project the livestream and enjoy some tasty drink specials! No cover, doors open at 8! Phriends don't let phriends stream alone...

 The Bad Santas - An All-Star Holiday Weekend Blowout with members of The Revivalists, Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout and Beau Sasser's Escape Plan
Dec
26
8:00 pm20:00

The Bad Santas - An All-Star Holiday Weekend Blowout with members of The Revivalists, Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout and Beau Sasser's Escape Plan

Lock in your tix here ---> http://badsantas.bpt.me/

The Bad Santas are Truly an All Star Cast assembled like the The Avengers to celebrate the birth of Jesus and all things rock-n-roll!
Members of the The Revivalists, Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout, and Beau Sasser's Escape Plan will deliver alot of songs you might know and a bunch you might not! We know two things for sure.. Its going to rage and tickets are on sale now!

Mattson/Barraco & Friends Acoustic Trio w/Tom Barraco
Dec
19
7:00 pm19:00

Mattson/Barraco & Friends Acoustic Trio w/Tom Barraco

Tix here: -----> http://mattsonbarraco.bpt.me/

Mattson/Barraco & Friends Acoustic Trio w/Tom Barraco.

Doors 7. Music 830

DSO lead guitarist Jeff Mattson has been a leader in NYC’s Jamband scene since its inception, starting with the Zen Tricksters and making his name nationally with The Donna Jean Godchaux Band, a short stint with Phil Lesh & Friends, and now Dark Star Orchestra.

Jeff Mattson (guitar, vocals) is a master of eclectic styles. A founding member of the legendary jam band, The Zen Tricksters, Jeff a guitar wizard whose playing ranges from rock & roll to blues, bluegrass, country, jazz, and folk, with a healthy dose of psychedelia.

Elise Testone All Star Band - Originals & Soul, w/s/g Tracy Jo & The Toads
Dec
18
8:00 pm20:00

Elise Testone All Star Band - Originals & Soul, w/s/g Tracy Jo & The Toads

Elise Testone (American Idol alum) brings a night of blues, funk and neo-soul to The Acoustic with her all original music. Kicking the night off we have local blues/soul/rock band Tracy Jo and The Toads for back to back sets of music that will get you moving and grooving.

Elise is backed by a killer lineup of jam scene all-stars:

Todd Stoops (Raq) - Keys
Sami Stevens - Background Vocals
Brad Williams - Guitar
Jed Lingat (Timothy Bloom) - Bass
Eric Kalb (deep banana blackout) - Drums

Tracy Jo & The Toads is a blend of blues and gritty soul brought together as true rock n' roll. With a clear roots rock influence, the band is led by a young, vocal powerhouse. Each member of this close-knit group of musicians brings their own professional and developed sound to the stage.

Doobie Decibel System
Dec
17
8:00 pm20:00

Doobie Decibel System

Get your tix here now! -----> http://doobiedecibel.bpt.me/

Jason Crosby: guitar, fiddle, keyboards, vocals (Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Carlos Santana, Pete Seeger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen & Dave Matthews and more). 
Roger McNamee: rhythm and lead guitar, bass, vocals (Moonalice, Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers and more).
Pete Sears: bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals (Moonalice, Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, original Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Peter Rowan, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh & Friends, Steve Kimock, David Nelson, John Lee Hooker and more).
Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz: guitar, steel guitar, vocals (ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra), Lebo & Friends, Jack Johnson, Phil Lesh, Steve Kimock Band, Brokedown in Bakersfield and more).
Jay Lane: drums, vocals (Primus, Further, Golden Gate Wingmen, RatDog, Scaring the Children, Alphabet Soup, Jay's Happy Sunshine Burger Joint, Ice Age, The Uptones, The Freaky Executives and more).

Black Rock Social, Hot Box
Dec
12
8:00 pm20:00

Black Rock Social, Hot Box

Two amazing bands on one night. Hard rocking blues fusion, followed by powerful roots rock reggae. Sit ins, special guest and unexpected musical mashups are sure to happen. Don't miss!

Roosevelt Collier & Pretty Good Friends - Feat: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie and Doug Wimbish w/s/g Baby Dynamite!
Dec
11
8:00 pm20:00

Roosevelt Collier & Pretty Good Friends - Feat: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie and Doug Wimbish w/s/g Baby Dynamite!

3 Legends, coming together for one incredible get-down.  Don't nap on this rare area visit for the Dr. and his friends. And to make this show rock even harder we are thrilled to have Baby Dynamite kicking off the night, a new project featuring local heavy-hitters Christine Tambakis, Randy Funke, Benj LeFevre & Gary Collins!

Tix at ----> http://rooseveltandfriends.bpt.me/

Soule Monde, Eggy
Dec
10
8:00 pm20:00

Soule Monde, Eggy

Soule Monde is avant funk erupting from the syncopated minds of power drummer Russ Lawton + B3 wizard Ray Paczkowski. An ideal union of swagger and raw talent, the duo is fervently cemented into an indestructible pocket, where bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by a near-telepathic response from the other. This is fluid funk, crafted for the dance floor but supported by an extensive grasp of jazz improvisation. 

The Lawn Boys - A Tribute to Phish
Dec
5
8:00 pm20:00

The Lawn Boys - A Tribute to Phish

Get your tix here ----> http://lawnboys.bpt.me/

The Lawn Boys are a group of musicians dedicated to spreading the joy and music of Phish. They bring the intricate music and experimentally heady jams of Vermont's favorite jam band, Phish, while mixing in their own quirkiness. They are Phish fans that understand the audience’s critical expectation of fresh ideas and spontaneity at every performance. Whether it is a recreation of Phish’s performance or their own skew of Phish through their lenses, the Lawn Boys provide a unique and tailored perspective on Phish