The Acoustic

Bar & Music Hall

The best sounding, best looking stage in town.

Built for musicians, by musicians.

People of the Sun: RATM Tribute
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

People of the Sun: RATM Tribute

People of the Sun: RATM Tribute

Thursday January 17th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$5 Ticket

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Performing the best of Rage Against The Machine

People of the Sun is a tribute to Rage Against The Machine comprised of members from multiple CT bands. The band features Paul and Russ Harris of
The Mushroom Cloud, Max Schiavone of No Mind, Curtis Casso from Airlooms and Skye Stephens of Taxis.

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Jen Zeppelin
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Jen Zeppelin

Jen Zeppelin

Saturday January 19th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 Ticket

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Featuring: 
Jen Durkin - V
ocals 
Sam Blanchette - Guitar 
Kris Yunker - Keys 
Chris K - Bass 
And on a break from her tour with Cyndi Lauper... Caitlin Kalafus on drums!! 

JEN ZEP doesn’t just cover the great music of Led Zeppelin, they take it to a new place!!

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The Hosemen
Jan
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Hosemen

The Hosemen

Wednesday January 23rd

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

Hosemen is an all original power trio from Stamford, CT. We offer a unique blend of alternative rock with traces of metal & punk. Our shows are filled with high energy & passion which will lure you into a journey of melodic overtones; hooks, and lyrics.

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Stephanie Ryann
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Stephanie Ryann

Stephanie Ryann

Thursday January 24th

Doors at 7pm Show at 7:30 pm

$5 ticket

Stephanie Ryann is back at The Acoustic sharing the night with Bluegrass & Beer! Full band including Kevin Totoian, Randy Funke, Tommy Diehl and Jimmy Johnston.
Doors at 7PM | Show at 7:30PM | Bluegrass & Beer at 9PM | 21+ | $5 Cover

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Bangcreek Puppies and Drop Party!
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Bangcreek Puppies and Drop Party!

Bangcreek Puppies and Drop Party!

Friday January 25th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 Ticket

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Drop Party
Formed in early 2018, Drop Party are an eclectic octet from coastal Connecticut that aim to bring their sound to the people and spread joy. They switch gears seamlessly through ska, funk, jazz, and latin, doing whatever it takes to keep you twisting and dancing.

The sound of Drop Party is both loose and precise; vamping here and navigating a tight horn run there. There are no limits in the band and no boundaries between the band and the crowd. With a lush horn section and a tight four-piece rhythm section, this band is ready to rock any arrangement. Catchy but never cliche, their music keeps you on your toes. It’s a kaleidoscopic blowout that you don’t want to miss.


Bangcreek Puppies
The Bangcreek Puppies started in 2015 when close friends got together to jam. The group’s chemistry flourished, and they quickly evolved into a powerhouse band. Every song brings thumping basslines, shredding guitar licks, tight drum grooves, juicy horn lines, and soulful vocals together for a delicious concoction of smooth, bluesy original tunes and creative covers. Come see one show and you’ll be a puppy lover for life. Woof!

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Kris Yunker's Bicoastal Waves Album Release Show
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Kris Yunker's Bicoastal Waves Album Release Show

Kris Yunker Album Release

Saturday January 26th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 Ticket

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Come out and kick off the release of Kris's debut solo album "Bicoastal Waves" with special guests TBA!

Kris Yunker is hitting the road to promote his new solo album, Bicoastal Waves. As a working musician, Kris plays organ and keys in Alan Evans Trio, Jen Durkin & The Business, On The Spot Trio, The Kris Yunker Trio, Jen Zeppelin, and many, many other projects in the Tri-State area. Since moving to the East Coast, Kris has made a name for himself for his soulful playing on the Hammond Organ, Leslie speaker and the vintage keyboards that accompany him to every gig. 

In 2013, while living on the West Coast, Kris began conceptualizing songs for an album later to be called "Bicoastal Waves." Sounds of West Coast groove and mellow California coastlines can be heard in songs like "East Cliff Ride" and "The Brewster." Kris later moved to the East Coast to play with The Alan Evans Trio/PlayOnBrother and found his muse once again, this time in the woods of New England. 

Along with drums, second keyboardist, and special vocal guests, Kris will be bringing the earthy, rich tunes of "Bicoastal Waves" to a venue near you! For more info, visit: KrisYunker.com.

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Cabin Fever February Residency: A Night at the Movies
Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

Cabin Fever February Residency: A Night at the Movies

Cabin Fever February Residency: A Night at the Movies

Every Wednesday in February

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

FREE! No Cover!

Wednesday the 20th of Feb, The Acoustic Proudly Presents, a cinematic evening of true enjoyment, themes from all of our favorite movies - A Night at the Movies by Cabin Fever!

This special night will include songs of past and present movies that we all know and love. So come dance and sing along for a night of something extra special.

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Friend's of The Brothers: Celebrating the music of The Allman Brothers Band
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Friend's of The Brothers: Celebrating the music of The Allman Brothers Band

Friend's of The Brothers: Celebrating the music of The Allman Brothers Band

Thursday February 21st

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$15 advance Ticket/ $20 Ticket Day of show

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Friends of the Brothers return to The Acoustic, our favorite little club in Bridgeport, CT.

Featuring members of Les Brers, the Dickey Betts, Gregg Allman and Jaimoe bands, we celebrate the music of the Allman Brothers Band with passion and power.

Featuring: Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts band), Junior Mack (Jaimoe's Jasssz Band), Lamar Williams Jr. (Les Brers), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman band), Alan Paul (One Way Out), Dave Diamond (Zen Tricksters), Craig Privett (HALF STEP - Grateful Dead Tribute) and Van Romaine (Steve Morse Band).

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After Funk Album Release Tour w/ Lee Ross of Horowitz
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

After Funk Album Release Tour w/ Lee Ross of Horowitz

AFTER FUNK Album Release Tour w/ Lee Ross of Horowitz at The Acoustic
Thursday February 28th
Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm
$10 advance ticket/$12 ticket at the door

After Funk is a fun filled, soul driven, funk-rock explosion.
Hailed as The grooviest band north of the border (Live for Live Music), the Toronto
based funk family have been blazing a trail through the North American music scene
leaving only happy hearts and dancing feet in their wake. The combination of Yanick
Allwood (keyboards & vocals), Jaime Rosenberg (drums), Justin Bontje (bass) and
Phil Tessis (guitar) results in an infectiously fun show, as well as virtuosity and
beauty that will challenge your musical mind. After Funks sound and hard work has
not gone unnoticed; being selected as the Electric Forests Instrumental Forester in
2014 earned them two sets at the festival and they have served as support for Walk
Off The Earth, Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, Dumpstaphunk, TAUK and more.

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Gang of Thieves and The Balkun Brothers
Jan
4
8:00 PM20:00

Gang of Thieves and The Balkun Brothers

Gang of Thieves and The Balkun Brothers

Friday January 4th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 TICKET

Gang of Thieves

Recently awarded Vermont’s 2018 Best In State by the New England Music Awards, Gang of Thieves are pioneering a new breed of American Rock n Roll, injecting funky riffs, catchy melodies, and electric violin into unforgettable high energy performances. From Opera Houses to Music Halls, and Colleges to Preschools, the Gang has captivated audiences of all ages from around the globe. The bands most recent release Totem(December 8th), was recorded with grammy winning engineer Michael Rosen (Santana, Rancid, Less than Jake) and is available on all streaming platforms.

Balkun Brothers

Balkun Brothers is an American rock n' roll power-duo hailing from Hartford, CT. Formed by blood brothers Nick and Steve Balkun, the duo has been described by TheDay.com as, Spectacular torch-bearers for rockin American blues. The band brings a raw, soulful and energetic personality that is a fresh sound for blues and rock n roll. The Hartford Courant also characterizes their sound as, "Weaponized biker-bar blues rock, big on riffage but with a touch of soul and psychedelic freakouts".


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 Steal Your Funk
Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

Steal Your Funk

Steal Your Funk

Thursday December 27th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

Featuring:

Jen Durkin - Vocals

Matt Mcnulty - Guitar/Vocals

Miles Livolsi - Bass

Jordan Giangreco - Keys

Ryan Lunderville - Drums

Rob Glassman - Percussion

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Open Mic ft Melissa Wasserman
Dec
26
7:30 PM19:30

Open Mic ft Melissa Wasserman

Open Mic ft. Melissa Wasserman

Wednesday December 26th

Sign up at 7:30

Free Entry

Slots are 10min. Feature act to play 30 min set at 9:30pm

What better way to cure your post-Christmas blues than to join Melissa Wasserman for a night of music at The Acoustic! This will be her final performance in her hometown before moving to Los Angeles to continue on her musical journey. Melissa will be sharing her originals and some fun covers! This will be a night of friends, family, love and music, so don't miss out! 

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Matt Helm Holiday Bash
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Matt Helm Holiday Bash

Matt Helm 2nd Annual Holiday Ball at The Acoustic 
Saturday December 22nd 
Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm $10 advance ticket / $12 Day of Show 
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3904862

Matt Helm Experience Second annual Chanukah / Xmas ball at the acoustic. Feat Paul Dunay and Ric Lubell from Terrapin, WSG Matt McNulty. Dave Lindsay helping out on drums

Special appearances by Spadtastics , Bigfoot County ,Soul Shine , Sacred fire. Tyrone Shoelaces, The Straightjackets, Chuck Black formally of SBB helping with the skins, Exit 43 and Jen Durkin. More to be Announced.

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Elle Sera w/ Benny Mikula
Dec
16
6:30 PM18:30

Elle Sera w/ Benny Mikula

Elle Sera w/ Benny Mikula

Sunday December 16th

Doors at 6:30pm Show at 7:30pm

$10 TICKET

Elle's convergence of grit and grace separates her from so many singer-songwriters of today.  She is pure emotion and intention.  All pouring out of a barely 5’ frame.  From her roots in CT to gaining a foothold in NYC, Elle Sera is known for her soul-jolting songs, striking lyrics, edgy melodies, and resounding rhythms.  On a lifelong mission to create a sense of unshakable solidarity with people worldwide by harnessing the infinite power of musical storytelling she is ever-branching out to reach new audiences and share her passion of music and the power of her voice.  Having toured locally in the U.S and internationally in Europe she’s making her way charming audiences with her raw honest performances and a voice that makes listeners take note and lean in closer.

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An evening with Jeff Mattson and Friends ft. Rob Barraco, Skip Vangelas Lisa Mackey and Tom Barraco
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

An evening with Jeff Mattson and Friends ft. Rob Barraco, Skip Vangelas Lisa Mackey and Tom Barraco

Jeff Mattson & Friends ft. Rob Barraco (DSO), Skip Vangelas (DSO), Lisa Mackey (DSO) & Tom Barraco

Jeff Mattson & Friends ft. Rob Barraco (DSO), Skip Vangelas (DSO), Lisa Mackey (DSO) & Tom Barraco Jeff Mattson & Friends is pleased to announce their final appearance of 2018 digging into electric domains adjacent to the primary workings of Dark Star Orchestra. Engaging DSO bandmates keyboardist Rob Barraco, bassist Skip Vangelas, and vocalist Lisa Mackey, along with drummer Tom Barraco, the quintet will take over The Acoustic in Bridgeport, Saturday, December 15 to show off treasures of original and favored compositions.

Jeff Mattson (Guitar, Vocals)

Guitarist and songwriter Jeff Mattson is one of the Jam scene’s most lasting voices. Starting with taking over Long Island in The Volunteers and The Zen Tricksters then rising to national prominence with The Donna Jean Godchaux Band, Mattson has also played with Phil Lesh & Friends both before and after taking the lead guitar post at Dark Star Orchestra. Jeff’s songs appear on DJGB’s latest release, Back Around (Heart of Gold Records), and his work is prominently featured on five other albums (Donna Jean & the Tricksters [2008], For Rex: The Black Tie-Dye Ball [2006], Shaking Off the Weirdness [2003], A Love Surreal [1999], The Holy Fool [1996]). He is known for serving rock and roll through engaging, fiery guitar work lifted by gentle

vocals. Jeff Mattson - Guitar & Vocals Rob Barraco - Keyboard & Vocals Skip Vangelas - Bass & Vocals Lisa Mackey - Vocals Tom Barraco- Drums

tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3620286

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A Very Wayward Xmas feat Wayward City, Mile Marker Zero, Head With Wings, Chaser 8, Snowpiler
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

A Very Wayward Xmas feat Wayward City, Mile Marker Zero, Head With Wings, Chaser 8, Snowpiler

A Very Wayward Xmas ft Wayward City, Mile Marker Zero, Head With Wings, Chaser 8, Snowpiler

Well it's that time of year to bring the holiday cheer and we couldn't be happier with this banger lineup. Wayward CityMile Marker ZeroChaser EightSnowpiler, and Head with Wings will be donning the stage for what is going to be a night of unforgettable night of baboonery and celebration. Not to mention, it's all happening at one of CT's BEST venues - The Acoustic!!!

Lots of music, lots of beer, lots of good friends and holiday cheer. Don't be a grinch and come get weird!

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Acoustically Speaking
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Acoustically Speaking

Acoustically Speaking Quartet

Friday December 7th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm $10 advance ticket/ $15 ticket day of show

Tickets

ASQ - Acoustically Speaking Quartet featuring members of The Garcia Project: Mik Bondy, Kat Walkerson, Dan Crea, Ron Cohen

Live, soulful acoustic Grateful Dead classics, Jerry Garcia Band jems and more!

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Kitchen Dwellers
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Kitchen Dwellers

Kitchen Dwellers

Thursday December 6th 2018

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

Advance tickets here

MONTANA BLUEGRASS

The Evolution of Galaxy Grass

Montana-bred bluegrass outfit Kitchen Dwellers are captivating fans across the country with their high-energy live performances and unique approach to traditional music that fans have dubbed Galaxy Grass.

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Strange Machines w The Mushroom Cloud
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Strange Machines w The Mushroom Cloud

Strange Machines w The Mushroom Cloud

Saturday December 1st

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm $10 advance tickets $15 tickets day of show

tickets

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 explore 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.

The Mushroom Cloud

The Mushroom Cloud is an explosive funk-rock band from New Haven, CT with Paul Harris on guitar, keys, and vocals, Matt Cuddy on guitar, Charlie Mazur on bass, and Russ Harris on drums. Since they formed in 2011, The Cloud's been blending funk, rock, jazz, and electronica into cleverly written passages of music mixed with powerful improv jams. Their organic and original sound is constantly evolving, taking listeners on vibrant journeys in their heads and on the dance floor, and their unique energy resonates deep in the soul. With their second full length album "Air Raid" out now, and a new single on the way, things are heating up for this bright young band! For tour dates and more go to www.themushroomcloudmusic.com.

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Bumpin Uglies with Oogee Wawa
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Bumpin Uglies with Oogee Wawa

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BUMPIN UGLIES with Oogee Wawa

For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock – all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. It’s a formula that quickly took them from local favorites, playing around Annapolis, to a national stage. With a wildly infectious sound, tattoo-worthy lyrics and an itch to take their music to the masses, the band piled into the van years ago and have rarely seen home since.

Doors 8pm/ Show 9pm/ $10 ticket

tickets available here

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OOGEE WAWA

Oogee Wawa is an Alternative Reggae Hip-hop fusion band from Long Island, NY. Take Gym Class Heroes, Sublime, a bottle of rum; mix them in a blender and you’ll have a taste of what is Oogee Wawa. Their feel good music captivates a wide age range of fans that relate to the message that they bring forth. Oogee Wawa’s hard work and determination has honored them spots performing with many national touring acts such as: 311, Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Sublime with Rome, The Dirty Heads, The Wailers, Badfish, Ballyhoo!, Passafire. They were named WBAB;s Homegrown Superstars, they won first place at the Indie Music Fest in Las Vegas, NV and have consistently played 130+ shows for the past two years. Always out to have a good time, Oogee Wawa is dedicated to creating feel good music that inspires the desire to party!

 

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Stephanie Ryann CD Release
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Stephanie Ryann CD Release

Stephanie Ryann’s CD Release Party

Stephanie Ryann is a singer and songwriter from New York whose music bridges the gap between country, pop, and rock. 

Come join us in celebrating the launch of her self-titled, debut EP and live performance with band mates Kevin Totoian of Tangled Vine and Randy Funke of Syrah Syrah and Baby Dynamite.

Doors open 6pm/Show 7pm

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