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The London Souls & Con Brio
Aug
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

The London Souls & Con Brio

Our favorite duo is back in Black Rock for an August jam session!! The London Souls are fierce music brotherhood that leaves all fans wanting more every night. Con Brio will be joining in on the fun making this the co bill of the summer!!

Advanced discounted tickets on sale now http://thelondonsoulsconbrio.bpt.me/

Doors 7pm Music 8pm

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

Tash and Chris have been nothing short of a best-kept-secret among New York City concertgoers since the band’s formation in 2008, building a fervent and dynamic fan base leveraged by their ever-substantiated reputation for consistently well-rehearsed and impassioned, explosive live performances.
 

The band’s celebrated sound and spirit draws significant influence from the driving force of British rock pioneers Cream and Led Zeppelin, to billowing and bouncing funk and soul, to the layered harmonies and memorable hooks of The Beatles and The Hollies, to the contemporary psychedelia of My Morning Jacket among many more.

 

Con Brio

Formed in 2013, Con Brio is the offspring of seven musicians with diverse backgrounds but a shared love for the vibrant Bay Area funk and psychedelic-soul sound pioneered by groups like Sly & the Family Stone.

In an era when much has been made of the “death of the album,” there’s no question that Paradise, released internationally in summer 2016, is a fully-formed journey -- a trip made all the more immersive by Caldato’s raw, live style of production. “We tried to create a narrative in the studio, in the same way that we segue between songs live,” explains McCarter of the record’s arc.

From the first primal wail of Benjamin Andrews’ electric guitar on the title track -- Paradise is bookended by intro and outro versions -- the album tells a story about modern life through its contradictions: “Liftoff” speaks of an urge to fly, to transcend the day-to-day with a starry, bird’s-eye view. “Hard Times” brings us crashing back to earth with the struggles of city life, inequality, and a fractured society desperate for healing. “Money” is a revolution, a rejection of societal pressure to equate success with a paycheck and abandon one’s dreams in the process.
 

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Beau Sasser Trio
Aug
24
9:00pm 9:00pm

Beau Sasser Trio

Get ready for a funk trio full of surprises with Beau Sasser's trio featuring Adrian Tramontano & Beau Sasser from Kung Fu!!! The kicker is Adrian will be on guitar!!

Not to be missed!! Doors 9pm Music 9:30pm $5 at the door

 

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Bobby Deitch Band w/ Tracy Jo & the toads
Aug
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Bobby Deitch Band w/ Tracy Jo & the toads

The Bobby Deitch Band are excited to bring there uplifiting original soul music to The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT on Friday August 25th. The night starts out with Tracy Jo & The Toads rocking American blues and gritty soul.

Doors 8pm Music 9pm $10 at the door

Following an illustrious career as a musician, educator and songwriter, the time is right to share Bobby's meaningful songs with the world. Bobby Deitch Band released its debut album Grateful at The Blue Note on April 11th. Many great musicians shared their gifts on this family affair including son and Grammy award nominee Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science), 2 time Grammy winner Nigel Hall (Lettuce, Nigel Hall Band), George Porter jr. (The Funky Meters), Eric Krasno (Lettuce, Eric Krasno Band), Adam "Shmeeans" Smirnoff (Lettuce), Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce, Nth Power), Jon Clearly (Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen) and other phenomenal players.

 

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MM&F Presents "Talkpeck Soundsystem" Part II
Aug
26
to Aug 27

MM&F Presents "Talkpeck Soundsystem" Part II

Come join Matt McNulty & Friends at The Acoustic in Black Rock, CT as we perform a night of Talking Heads, Vulfpeck & LCD Soundsystem with a few surprises in between. This all star band will surely have you dancing to the early morning hours. Don't miss out on what's sure to be a very memorable evening at The Acoustic. Just $10 at the door!

Matt McNulty - Guitar/Vocals
Sammy Blanchette - Guitar/Vocals (CK3/Hubinger St.)
Jen Durkin - Vocals (Deep Banana Blackout) & Avery Acevedo - Vocals
Johnny Durkin - Percussion (Deep Banana Blackout)
Scotty Zwang - Drums (RAQ)
Miles Livolsi - Bass
Jeffrey Seagullborg - Keys (Great Blue)

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Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm

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Balkun Brothers w/s/g The Alpaca Gnomes
Sep
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Balkun Brothers w/s/g The Alpaca Gnomes

Balkun Brothers return to Black Rock to rock at The Acoustic. Special guests The Alpaca Gnomes open the show! Both Bands are on a tear right now. Don't miss local madness with these two gems!!

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

After coming onto the music scene with their powerful brand of psychedelic rock n’ roll, Balkun Brothers are creating a style of music all their own in the USA ...and worldwide. Founding members Steve Balkun (guitar/vocals) and Nick “The Hammer” Balkun (drums/vocals) are gaining followers across the world, becoming known for their high-energy live shows. Balkun Brothers bring a fresh mixture of funk, rock, blues, and intense improvisation that has been impressing crowds from Paris to Amsterdam to New York City.

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Jeff Mattson & Friends Ft. Members of Dark Star Orchestra
Sep
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jeff Mattson & Friends Ft. Members of Dark Star Orchestra

We are very excited to announce that Jeff Mattson & Friends will be making a stop in Black Rock to close out summer with us!!  Band is featuring Rob Barraco (of Dark Star Orchestra/Phil & friends), Skip Vangelas (of Dark Star Orchestra), Lisa Mackey (of Dark Star Orchestra) & Tom Barraco

Advanced tickets available http://jeffmattsonandfriends.bpt.me

Doors 7pm Show 8:30pm

Jeff Mattson (guitar, vocals) is a master of eclectic styles. Lead guitarist for Dark Star Orchestra, and the Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson. Jeff is a founding member of the legendary jam band, The Zen Tricksters. He has been a student of the Jerry Garcia style of guitar playing since with early 1970s. In addition to playing in a band currently with Donna Jean Godchaux, Jeff has played with Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, David Nelson, Buddy Cage, Peter Rowan, Martin Fierro, and Vassar Clements.

Jeff, a veteran of over 30 years on the road, is a guitar wizard whose playing ranges from rock & roll to blues, bluegrass, country, jazz, and folk, with a healthy dose of psychedelia. Jeff is also a strong original songwriter and his work is prominently featured on five original albums, including several pieces co-written with bandmate Donna Jean Godchaux and one with Rob Barraco (Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends), "Leave Me Out of This," a track on Phil & Friends Sony CD, There and Back Again.

 

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Charlie Hunter Trio
Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Charlie Hunter Trio

We are thrilled to announce that the Charlie Hunter Trio will be stopping at The Acoustic on the northeast tour this fall to support his new release. Charlie has been one of the most unique sounding players on the scene for the last 20+ years. This is a not be missed show

Doors 7pm Music 8pm This is a limited seated show so please purchase tickets in advance http://charliehuntertrio.bpt.me

'Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth', the title of which refers to a quote once uttered by heavyweight boxing champion Iron Mike Tyson, was recorded 100% live in a studio in Hudson, New York, Charlie Hunter returns to his quartet to perform 10 all new Blues, Rock, Jazz and Latin flavored songs alongside bandmates Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Bobby Previte (drums), and Curtis Fowlkes (trombone). 'Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth' was released in 2016 on GroundUP Music.

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Goose w/s/g Cousin Earth
Aug
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Goose w/s/g Cousin Earth

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Live For Live Music Presents Goose back home at The Acoustic!!! Goose has been playing our room for over three years growing there sound and fanbase. Its great to have them play a summer Saturday night!! Cousin Earth will be supporting and opening up this show.

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

Goose is a Funk-Folk band based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. Rick Mitarotonda is the guitarist-singer-songwriter whose folky, hummable melodies are supported by keyboardist Kristopher Yunker, and a deep-pocket rhythm section of Trevor Weekz on Bass, Ben Atkind on drums, and Aaron Hagele on percussion. The band’s music is both memorable and danceable; an organic and easy-to-love mix of funk and contemporary folk, with touches of reggae, jazz, blues, and rock. Tracked in a snowbound lakeside New Hampshire cabin, with mixing and mastering at the Factory Underground in Norwalk, CT, Goose’s debut album ‘Moon Cabin’ ...was released in early 2016. Moon Cabin traverses diverse musical terrain with 3 part harmony vocals and hooks so big you can hang your hat on them; funky improvised solos and adventurous musical interludes. A performance at The Capitol Theatre in October 2016 saw the addition of Goose’s most recent members, Kristopher Yunker (Alan Evans Playonbrother, On The Spot Trio, Wubakia, and Jen Durkin and The Business), and Aaron Hagele, who has shared the stage with such acts as Particle, George Porter Jr, The Werks, and many more.

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Diesel Lady (Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds side project)
Aug
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Diesel Lady (Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds side project)

Diesel Lady (featuring members of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds) returns to The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT for a night of super funky originals and covers. GET PUMPED.

Here's a great writeup on this exciting project and lineup:

http://liveforlivemusic.com/features/sister-sparrow-sax-brian-graham/

And here's a video so you can check out their sound:

 

Diesel Lady is:
Josh Myers, bass
Dan Boyden, drums
Max Cantlin, guitar
Brian Graham, sax
Phil Rodriguez, trumpet

Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm $7 at the door]

 

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Shakey Zimmerman performing the songs of Bob Dylan & Neil Young w/ Jennifer Mydland & Matt Rae Trio
Aug
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shakey Zimmerman performing the songs of Bob Dylan & Neil Young w/ Jennifer Mydland & Matt Rae Trio

We are thrilled to have Shakey Zimmerman and friends play The Acoustic this August. Along for the trip is the very talented Jennifer Mydland. In fact this is Jennifer's East Coast debut!! So lets show here the love in Black Rock!!!

Joe Gallant, Jeff Pearlman, Mike Marble & The Matt Rae Trio rounds out this steller night of music!! Tickets on sale now www.shakeyzimmernamydland.bpt.me

Doors 7pm Music 8pm

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The Grass is Dead
Aug
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Grass is Dead

What’s in a name? Sometimes, everything… Grass is Dead are a bluegrass combo paying homage to the music and cultural legacy of The Grateful Dead, arguably America’s first folk rock band and one of the most influential musical artists of the last 50 years. The catalogue of the Dead’s music is a gold mine for string bands and story tellers, and Grass Is Dead have established themselves far and wide as premiere purveyors of this rich tradition of Americana music. Pickin’ and grinnin’ is what they do best, and they have been adapting Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998.

This band is the real deal!! Don't sleep on this special tribute

Doors 7pm Music 8:30pm $5 adv $8 at the door

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The Roosevelts w/s/g Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Aug
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Roosevelts w/s/g Holy Ghost Tent Revival

We are happy to have The Roosevelts come bring there musical style to The Acoustic.           A must see show!! Doors 7pm - Music 8pm - http://theroosevelts.bpt.me

Supporting this show is Holy Ghost Tent Revival

We are The Roosevelt's: America's Own Indie-Rock Act
The Roosevelt's lead singer James Mason muses on the birth of their name: It was Presidents Day. It was our first day in the studio. We had the songs, but
we didn't have a name. There were two of them, and two of us.  I like to think they would have been fans of our music. As one half of the electric duo along with lead guitarist Jason Kloess, the two brothers in song, not blood (though maybe beards)  carved a distinctive niche on the renowned live music scene of Austin, Texas, before their recent move to the music industry's third coast Nashville, Tennessee. Together, the songsmiths cultivated a sound that's a little bluesy, a little bit folky, and a little bit rock 'n' roll. Sure, there's some mandolin in there, but most importantly, it's just heartfelt, genuine music that belongs to them alone, not any genre. When forced to give it a name, the boys will tell you its harmony-driven American rock with a 70s sensibility. Still, some tastemakers are describing their sound as warm, rootsy pop. Ultimately, you might have to decide for yourself.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival

9 years, 3 genres, and 4 records into it, Holy Ghost Tent Revival’s sound has emerged as something different than anyone might have expected. The music, now filled with 3 and 4-part harmonies reminiscent of the Beatles in one section and Motown in the next. The drums, bass, and keys, now centered on a Stax-like groove, and the 3 electric guitars now tastefully breathe dynamics into each song. All-the-while, the organic horns don’t dominate but compliment, like the old Memphis soul horns or The Band in “The Last Waltz”.

Now laced with female vocals, 4 part harmonies, synths, and a second trumpet, HGTR is marrying genres in a way that NPR describes as that of a “soul-rock horn band that recalls 60s and 70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers…”. This new sound has inspired amazing acts like Lake Street Dive, Dr. Dog, Shovels and Rope, and Robert Randolph & the Family Band to share their stage with them and in turn has elevated Holy Ghost Tent Revival to a nationally touring, mainstage-ready band.

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Mark Stone, Zillawatt
Aug
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mark Stone, Zillawatt

Mark Stone will be making their Black Rock debut for a Saturday night two set funk fest!! With friends Zillawatt kicking off the night. Come get some jams!

Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm $5 at the door

Mark Stone is an experimental funk quartet based out of Burlington, Vermont.  Over the last year the group has maintained an impressive gradient of live performances.  Their shows can be described as an energetic, interactive and nostalgic roller coaster of exploration. Between poetically bringing back to life some of your all time favorite classics, and introducing a mind bending spectacle of original compositions, these four are sure to Mark your night as an absolute blast.    https://soundcloud.com/markstone-vermont

 

 

 

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Mr. Boy, Last Shelter & Seller
Aug
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mr. Boy, Last Shelter & Seller

Special Hump Day Rock Show with some up and coming locals.

Doors 7pm Music 8pm

Seller - Seller is a Grunge pop group from CT. Modern indie rock meets classic grunge with a mainstream twist.

Mr. Boy - Mr. Boy is a high-energy 5-peice ensemble from the Fairfield County area, the band features a unique R&B, Funkadelic and Soulful sound, bringing aspects of music new and old to the forefront in their performances. 

Last Shelter - Last Shelter is an electric and energetic indie rock band from New York, New York. Since their start in February of 2016, they've crafted an unmistakable sound that is both hard-hitting and cleanly executed. Their debut EP, titled EP 1, was released in January of this year.

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Jam Stampede w/ Kenny Brooks from Ratdog - A Very Jerry Weekend Night Two
Aug
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jam Stampede w/ Kenny Brooks from Ratdog - A Very Jerry Weekend Night Two

We are very excited to have Jam Stampede back for a very special show on the Saturday in the days between (Jerry's birthday & passing). Jam Stampede is far and away my favorite GD Tribute and if you check out the video below you can see why. Most of the band members are veteran players from many other great projects. Zen Tricksters, Donna Jean, JKB and more.

Happy to announce that Mike Miz will be making his return on lead guitar for this show!!! What a player!! Not to be missed!!

Joining them for the evening is Kenny Brooks from Ratdog which is always a real treat.

Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm $10 at the door or $15 for Friday & Saturdays shows

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Particle w/s/g Tim Palmieri
Aug
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Particle w/s/g Tim Palmieri

Get ready for some of the best electronic funk there is!!!!
Particle invades Black Rock for a mid summer dance party that will start your weekend right!! Come out to Get Down.

And get in early to hear the great Tim Palmieri do his acoustic thing. You name it, he can play!!

Doors 7pm Music 830pm Advanced tickets available http://particletheacoustic.bpt.me

Particle began its journey in Los Angeles in 2000 as one of the key pioneers of the emerging livetronica music scene. The band created a signature sound that combined elements of Electronica, Funk and Rock with a heavy emphasis on improvisation and sonic exploration, and their influence can still be felt and heard in many of todays top touring Jam and EDM/Funk bands. Always striving to think outside the box and create unique concert experiences, Particle paired their high-energy dance music with cutting-edge multimedia production, thematic special events, and epic marathon sets that quickly developed a loyal fan base of Particle People spanning genre lines from jam to EDM. Particle went on to perform in eight different countries and headline venues coast-to-coast, from the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles to Irving Plaza in New York City. The band has also been a staple at major U.S. festivals including Bonnaroo, Coachella, ACL Festival and Lollapalooza.

Particle is led by keyboardist/songwriter, Steve Molitz, whose innovative approach to keyboards and improvisational music has made him a mainstay on the national music scene since he first founded the band fourteen years ago. Well-known for programming and playing vintage keyboards and analog synthesizers, Molitz appeared at the inaugural Moogfest (A Tribute to Bob Moog), and was later tapped to help design Moogs Little Phatty synthesizer. Molitz has also toured, recorded and performed with a wide range of artists, including: Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), G Love and Special Sauce, Tricky, Eve, The Allman Brothers Band, and many more.

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Dynamo - Soul, Funk and Fusion Big Band from Nashville!
Jul
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Dynamo - Soul, Funk and Fusion Big Band from Nashville!

Dynamo is making there CT debut on a special Sunday Funday!!! Come check out this new band from Nashville that is selling out clubs throughout the southeast!! Soul, Gospel, R&B and the right amount of funk makes this band a must see!!!

Doors 7pm Music 8:30pm

Dynamo is a Nashville-based, nationally touring band whose music fuses jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that’s both spontaneous and composed—and an energy that’s undeniably infectious.

Formed in late 2012, Dynamo consists of nine core musicians. When they’re not performing or recording in Nashville, the band is on the road, spreading their unique brand of feel-good music to audiences all over the world.

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The Peach Project - Allmans Tribute (early) Backup Planet (late)
Jul
29
to Jul 30

The Peach Project - Allmans Tribute (early) Backup Planet (late)

Mid summer classic with two excellent shows for y'all!!! First up, The Peach Project makes there way up the turnpike for another Allmans tribute that is not to be missed. These guys sure know how to bring this music to life. Killer guitar work with those harmonies we know so well.

** SPECIAL ALL REQUEST SHOW** Peach Project will be doing two sets of all request from the crowd!!! Get there early and tell the band what you need to hear!!!

Doors 7:00pm Music 8:00pm $10 at the door

Now if you want to say your saw them back when they played small clubs get your butt to The Acoustic to catch Backup Planets late night set. This jamband is on the verge of blowing up after playing 5 sets at this years Bonnaroo!!! They have that sound that just makes you smile!!

Backup Planet hits at 11:00pm and playing till the early morning so come early stay late and enjoy a killer night of music for all generations of fans!!

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Let's Danza!!!
Jul
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Let's Danza!!!

Let's Danza! is heading to Black Rock for a Friday Night Summer Dance Party!!!
Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm
$10 Adv $15 DOS www.letsdanza.bpt.me

Clay Parnell - Tom McKee - Ian McGuire - w/s/g Scotty Zwang

Hailing from the streets of Philadelphia, Let’s Danza! is a new EDM-inspired concept featuring members of Brothers Past and Particle. Utilizing a two-keyboard player approach, the band brings a fresh new spin to live electronic music, creating a stunningly wide array of genre-bending sounds. Let’s Danza! effortlessly weaves between original songs and extended musical interplay, launching into segments of dancey, euphoric house music, driving drum n bass and gooey dub.

Conceived by Tom McKee (Brothers Past) and Clay Parnell (Brothers Past, Particle, CIA), Let’s Danza! was created to be a vehicle for the thematic exploration of electronic music. Keyboard ninja Ian McGuire (Sonic Spank, CIA) was recruited to round out the trio, adding soaring melodies and electronic textures. The trio have performed alongside some of the top drummers in the country, including Mike Greenfield (Lotus) and Kito Bovenschulte (Particle.)

 

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Neela featuring Renard Boissierre
Jul
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Neela featuring Renard Boissierre

Mumbai meets the Marigny when Acoustic Alumni Renard Boissierre brings Neela, A NOLA based world music mashup, home to Black Rock!!

Doors 8pm Music 9pm

Featuring the former BMG artist Mehnaz Hoosein (Mumbai, India). Neela is part-Bollywood meets Bourbon street., jazz flair set to world beats, rhythm-n-blues and shades of Shankar on the bayou - and if that's not promising enough, Neela's teaming with Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyany Claptarps, the oh-so-eclectically etectric art-music collective.

From signature New Orleans sounds to world beat get downs and grooves, Neela's takes on songs old and new hopes to change hearts and minds about the meaning of soul music around the globe - and if you get dancing to it  that ain't so bad neither

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Jul
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Indie Night with Mel Bryant & more

Come out and support these talent musicians and discover your next favorite local artist!!

Nina Harold 8pm

Indie rock singer songwriter mixing soulful grit with a soft and sweet sound.

Mel & Aaron 930pm

Mel Bryant and Aaron John are an indie/folk/blues duo hailing from NYC and upstate NY, who combine blues influenced modern Americana with punk-influenced indie folk rock. Together they have performed at Snarky Puppy's GroundUp fest and Okeechobee fest.

Carter Vail 11pm

Songwriter and producer with quirky and lyrically focused folk music

 

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DeadPhish Orchestra Pre Bakers Dozen Party! 2 Sets
Jul
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

DeadPhish Orchestra Pre Bakers Dozen Party! 2 Sets

We are very happy to announce the quick return of DeadPhish Orchestra for a Pre Bakers Dozen party. Doors 8pm - Music 9pm - Two Full Sets!! http://deadphishorchestract.bpt.me

The DeadPhish Orchestra is a quartet of Colorado musicians who, above all, are close friends who have played music together for many years. They had played Grateful Dead songs together, and they had played Phish songs together. But they got to wondering what would happen if they tried to merge the music of these two bands, the Granddaddies and Daddies of the jamband scene.

While these two bands have their surface similarities, most fans realize that their actual musical styles are quite different. The Grateful Dead are an earthy, folky, bluesy ba...nd where Phish is sharper around the edges–funky and more aggressive. But both bands have an improvisational approach to their live shows, and it is in that spontaneity where the magic really happens.
 

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L featuring Todd Stoops (late show)
Jul
19
9:30pm 9:30pm

L featuring Todd Stoops (late show)

Mid week dance party with debut of a new band called L featuring one of our favorites, Todd Stoops!!! Todd has been making music out west for the last year with some incredible projects and we are so happy to have him back at The Acoustic for with this special lineup!!

Todd Stoops (RAQ) - Matt McNulty- Jules Jessen (The Indobox) - Trevor weeks (Goose)

Doors 9:30pm Music 10pm

Check out this recent video from Electric Beethoven to get you in the mood!!!

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Big Yachty - Yacht Rock Tribute Band (Early Show)
Jul
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Big Yachty - Yacht Rock Tribute Band (Early Show)

What happens when six School of Rock All-Stars come together to celebrate the smooth rock sounds of the 70s? Big Yachty. Playing Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, Hall & Oates, Fleetwood Mac, Captain and Tennille and all your other FM radio classics. You will know every word to every song. Brought to life with great harmonies and tight grooves.

So come spend hump day with Big Yachty and you'll be "Dancing in the Moonlight" thru the rest of the week! Nice and early for weeknight show:
Doors 7pm Music 8pm
$5 cover
Drink specials all night long
 

 

 

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Ace with Finders Keepers (Bob Weir & JGB Tributes)
Jul
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ace with Finders Keepers (Bob Weir & JGB Tributes)

One more Saturday night with a double bill featuring the music of Bob Weir & Jerry Garcia!!!  Door 8pm Music 9pm $10 at the door


Bob Weir is a rock and social icon. He has performed with the Grateful Dead and many side projects for 50+ years. Ace pays tribute to Bob Weir and the music he created throughout his career....

Finders Keepers (with Stella Blues Band members Bill Bonacci, Ken Aigen and Chuck Black along with Bob Angilello and Mary Kohrherr) is dedicated to faithfully emulating the vibe and groove that has endeared so many to the music of Jerrry Garcia. Beatles, Dylan, Van Morrison, Motown, Reggae, Blues, Gospel, Garcia originals and maybe a few GD tunes!

 

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BIG WORDS feat. members of Snarky Puppy, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds and more w/s/g Hayley Jane & Justin Hancock
Jul
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

BIG WORDS feat. members of Snarky Puppy, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds and more w/s/g Hayley Jane & Justin Hancock

BIG WORDS is coming in hot with a little bit everything to keep you listening hard & dancing all summer night long. Be sure to get here when doors open for a special music journey with Hayley Jane & Justin Hancock Duo (The Primates)

BIG WORDS featuring members of Snarky Puppy, Eric Krasno Band, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and Max Creek at The Acoustic Friday 7/14.  Original instrumental funk, rock, jazz and soul. Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm http://bigwordstheacoustic.bpt.me

Chris Bullock - saxophone
Danny Mayer Music - guitar
Josh Myers - bass
Bill Carbone - drums

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LANDS w/s/g STIG (Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Soul)
Jul
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

LANDS w/s/g STIG (Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Soul)

Come spend a lazy summer Sunday night listening to some of the newest and tightest young musicians around. Jazz, Funk Fusion and a whole lot more with LANDS & STIG!!!

Doors 7pm Music 830pm $10 at the door

LANDS is a band comprised of 8 members, who had all met at Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts. The band performs a genre they like to call "Explosive Soul" because of it's Jazz influence on Soul music. The band approaches music by understanding their relationship to it and to each other. By understanding the common expression, emotional dynamism, and bringing awareness to the music as a whole they can form a pocket that’s deep, while providing the exposure of artistic beauty, and contrast.

STIG is a widely inspired, all-instrumental funk band from Boston, MA.
Consisting of 5 close friends, STIG aims to bring people together with their music. The tight communication and positive energy shared be...tween everyone in the group brews a raw and exciting experience at every show. STIG came together during their time at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. They spent most of their first year together playing sweaty, overflowing basement shows in Allston, the student filled neighborhood in Boston. STIG’s music is all original and is always written as a group to draw from everyone’s genre-crossing influences.

STIG was invited to play the main stage at the NAMM Music Convention in Anaheim, CA in January of 2016 and from that point forward they’ve solidified their lineup and have been touring all over the Northeast. They released their first live album, “FLEX”, in September of 2016 and plans to release an EP in the summer of 2017.

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BLITZCRAIG 2017 - 5 Bands!
Jul
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

BLITZCRAIG 2017 - 5 Bands!

Full night of explosive rock!!!! Five Bands!!!!

City Streets & Country Roads
Oak & Ash
Wayward City
Terra Luna
The Forest Room

Doors 7pm Music 8pm $5 at the door

Wayward City is a five-piece alternative rock outfit hailing from New Haven, CT and Puerto Rico. Formed in late 2015, Wayward City exploded onto the Connecticut scene by releasing a series of live, studio performance videos that blur the line between hard rock and post-rock. With an earnest focus on songwriting, the group couples ethereal guitar textures provided with driving drum-and-bass rhythms to build an eclectic atmosphere through which singer David Torres' haunting but uplifting voice truly soars. 

So far in 2017, they have wrapped up their newest single "New Liberation" which was the last completed work done with guitarist, Dean Purificato and released it as a single that included a music video shot entirely in 360°.  Currently, they working to release a couple more songs by the end of the year and with the strong and catchy rhythms provided by Ted Freeman and Andrew Wells, combined with the complex guitar texturing from Giancarlo Rodriguez and the newest addition the band, Craig William, you can rest assured that Wayward City is working hard to capture the hearts of new listeners everywhere!

“Listening to Wayward City’s debut EP is like standing up through a sunroof, at top speed after a great day. Driving fuzzy bass, layered effervescent guitars, drumming executed with technical precision, all adorned with theatrical vocals that make a compelling experience with each repeated listen. The sweepingly epic sound continues throughout the EP and challenges anyone to not make Wayward City their new favorite band. This is an absolute must listen for anyone who enjoys rock music.” - Inside Indie CT

Oak and Ash:

Hailing from New York City, Oak & Ash formed in late 2014 and set out to change the landscape of the Pop/ Rock scene with a variety of soulfully written and performed original records. Their explosive anthems, soaring guitar solos, soulful vocals, and recognizable pop song structure, has been compared to a mix between Kings of Leon, Maroon 5, and Coldplay. In August of 2016 they were named the winner of Newsday's Battle of the Bands contest and in early 2017 they were named the winner of Bon Jovi's "Opening Act Contest". Just over two years after its formation, the group has booked renowned venues such as The Gramercy Theatre, Irving Plaza, The Paramount Theatre, Webster Hall, and most recently Madison Square Garden, opening for Bon Jovi. In July 2015, the band released its debut EP, titled “Slightly Reckless” and is set to release a second EP in early 2017 that will include their newest single "Step Into The Light".

 

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Strange Machines & Tweed
Jul
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Strange Machines & Tweed

Very excited to welcome back Strange Machines to The Acoustic. Come see one of the tightest jam bands on the scene. Tweed will be hitting the stage first so get here early and get ready to rage!!!!

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

STRANGE MACHINES

Boston-born quartet Strange Machines have been steadily making a name for themselves in the Northeast 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 heavy rock, funk, livetronica 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 explore the music they create.

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

TWEED

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 several national tours, and a uniquely cohesive sound, they have proven they can bring the fun anywhere they go.

 

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Chris Cornell tribute Euphoria Morning Featuring Jen Durkin
Jul
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Chris Cornell tribute Euphoria Morning Featuring Jen Durkin

Chris Cornell is one of those artist that when you lose them it stings in many ways. A true talent that has been in the forefront of music since the early 90s.

Join us as we pay tribute to Chris Cornell playing two sets of his solo, Audioslave and Soundgarden favorites with Jen Durkin, Darian Cunning, Miles Livolsi and Johnny Durkin with special guests members of King Sexy.

Doors 8pm Music 9pm $10 at the door

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