The Acoustic

Bar & Music Hall

The best sounding, best looking stage in town.

Built for musicians, by musicians.

McZwang feat Scotty Zwang & Ian McGuire
Jun
22
9:00 PM21:00

McZwang feat Scotty Zwang & Ian McGuire

McZwang makes its Acoustic debut. Don't miss this incredible duo!!

Doors 9pm / Music 10pm / $5

McZwang is made up of drummer Scotty Zwang and keyboardist Ian McGuire. Although the duo formed in July of 2017, Ian and Scotty have been playing music together for nearly a decade in various projects. Together their sound incorporates long periods of exploration, blending facets of acid jazz and livetronica throughout tight improvisation.

McGuire and Zwang toured all over the United States with Sonic Spank from 2010 to 2013, sharing the stage with bands like Big Gigantic, Lotus, Papadosio, The Egg, and The New Deal. Since then Scotty has been performing with Conspirator, Greenhouse Lounge, Dopapod, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, Chris McClenney, and Wobblesauce. Ian has been a founding member of CIA feat. Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits and Clay Parnell of Brothers Past/Particle, The Blurry Nights, and Lets Danza! featuring Clay Parnell and Tom McKee of Brothers Past.

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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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Magic Beans
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Magic Beans

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

 Be sure to be at the club with drink in hand for a night full of jams and good vibes!!


Doors 8pm/Show 9pm/21+/$10 tickets

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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Talkpeck SoundSystem
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Talkpeck SoundSystem

Talkpeck SoundSystem is taking the stage at The Acoustic for another innovative tribute experience fusing Talking Heads, Vulfpeck & LCD Soundsystem.

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

The room was full last time, buy tickets now https://bpt.me/3485459

Matt McNulty - Guitar/Vocals (MMF)
Tim Palmieri - Guitar ( The Breakfast / Kung Fu)
Scotty Zwang - Kit (RAQ/ Ghost Light)
Jules Jennsen - Percussion/xylophone/kit (The Indobox/ Ross Jenssen)
Ian McGuire - Keys (CIA/ McZwang/ Let's Danza)
Jeff Enborg - Keys
Miles Livolsi - Bass
Avery Acevedo - Vocals

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Matt "Guitar" Murphy with Howie & The Soul Potatoes
Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

Matt "Guitar" Murphy with Howie & The Soul Potatoes

Come get your blues on with Matt "Guitar" Murphy & The Soul Potatoes for a special Saturday Night Show!!

Doors 8pm / Music 9pm / $15 adv. $20 dos

Band Features:

Howard Eldridge - vocals
Paul Gabriel - guitar/vocals
Dave Anastasia - bass
John Young - keyboards
Malcolm Palm - drums

Howard's smooth style and outspoken demeanor have often been imitated but never equaled. From the very early ’70’s “Spoonfeather” band, when he was dubbed “The ...Mound of Sound”, to the mid ’80’s where he enjoyed much success as “The Gang of One” with the short lived ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’ clone band “Freebird”, to two smash blues albums, “B.I.T.F.” and “Pack Your Bags” with Paul (Gabe) Gabriel & Blue in the Face (named after Howard), he remains a very powerful force on the local and national music scene.

In the late ’80’s he was discovered by “Shaboo Allstar” and “Original Blues Brother” Matt “Guitar” Murphy and spent the next 15 years as his lead vocalist until Matt’s untimely illness, which keeps him from performing to this day. Blues Brothers Steve (The Colonel) Cropper, “Blue Lou” Lou Marini and “Mr. Fabulous” Alan Rubins heard Howard sing with Matt’s band at Dan Ackroyd’s Chicago House of Blues and knew immediately that they had found their new 2cnd front man. Along with ’60’s Soul Sensation Eddie “Mr. Knock on Wood” Floyd, they make one dynamic duo onstage and off. By the way, that IS Howard singing Matt Murphy’s “Blues Don’t Bother Me” in the opening scene of “The Blues Brothers 2000” movie. Howard can be seen performing with his local group “Howie & the Soul Potatoes”.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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