Join us on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at The Acoustic (2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport) for a very special Jewish Deadhead gathering featuring photographer Rosie McGee, author of "Dancing with the Dead—A Photographic Memoir."
During author-photographer Rosie McGee’s photo presentation, “The Grateful Dead: Before, During & After the ‘Summer of Love,’” she will show many of her intimate photos of the Dead, taken when she lived, traveled, and worked with them during their first decade as a band. She will read short excerpts from her book and tell additional stories from those magical years.
At the end of her presentation, Rosie will take questions from the audience. In addition, she’ll have a selection of signed and mounted photos available for purchase, as well as copies of her book, which she’ll gladly personalize and sign to you, or to anyone to whom you might be giving it as a gift.
Rosie's presentation will be followed by mini-sets of Dead tunes by Jewish community-based bands Exit 43 and WheelsUp!, followed by an open jam.
Registration is required, with a $5 minimum suggested contribution per attendee.
Music Palace is back for the October edition of there Music Competition. Come join in the fun and discover your new favorite band!! Cash prizes and other great incentives such as studio time at Factory Underground Studio & an interview on WPKN Independent Community Radio to the winner and runner up!
Hailing from Stamford, Connecticut, JACQUES LE COQUE play Replacements-style garage pop with a lot more youth and a very Velvet-y Underground warmth on the master mix. "... [JLC's] well-balanced, rough, raw, fuzzy rock n' roll. Bouncing from Built to Spill-style tracks, to surf rock and straight-up punk, these guys are the perfect house-party band. Listening to their songs, I can practically feel an elbow to the ribs and a PBR being spilled on my shoes.”
Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm
TALKPECK SOUNDSYSTEM IS BACK and we're having a BLACK & WHITE PARTY!!
That’s right ladies and gentleman we're back just in time for a Halloween throw-down on the ave. We've got an amazing lineup for this one so be sure to get your tickets in advance as the past two shows have SOLD OUT!!
(Don't forget to wear your FINEST BLACK and WHITE attire because this is going to be one classy event with a COSTUME CONTEST with PRIZES at set break)
$10 ADV/$15 DOS
Advance tickets available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3741800
TALKPECK SOUNDSYSTEM is:
Matt McNulty - Guitar/Vocals
Mike Greenfield - Drums (LOTUS)
Ian McGuire - Synth (McZwang)
Matt Dempsey - Guitar/Vocals (Cosmic Dust Bunnies)
Miles Livolsi - Bass (Miles & Friends)
Aaron Hagele - Percussion/Vocals
Jeff Enborg - Synth (Fattie Roots)
Rob Madore - Percussion (Host of Ghosts)
Avery Acevedo - Vocals
Led by Matt McNulty this tribute project is mashup of three amazing bands, Talking Heads, Vulfpeck & LCD Soundsystem. The rotating cast of musicians puts their spin on the songs weaving in and out of songs in a improvised exploratory manner in a way that is not to be missed. Former members have included: Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout), Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu/The Breakfast) & Scotty Zwang (Ghostlight) just to name a few!
Lotus' Mike Greenfields DJ project
Balkun Brothers return to Bridgeport, CT alongside special guests Tracy Jo & The Toads for a Halloween special! Don't miss this night of funky rock n' roll at The Acoustic.
We will be having a costume contest!
$10 Cover or $5 w/ Costume
Doors - 8PM
Tracy Jo & The Toads - 9PM
Balkun Brothers - 10PM
Grass is Dead bring their bluegrass renditions of all your favorite Dead tunes to The Acoustic for this special event. With an opening set by local Funk Grass String Rock group The Wool Hats String Band!
Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm $10 ticket
Please join us for a fun, family-friendly event, and help us beat childhood cancer! Our 3rd Annual Music for Mia will feature performances by FTSM students & faculty, face painting, arts & crafts and more!
Doors Open: 1:30 pm
Event: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Adults: $15 suggested donation
Kids: Free Admission
Tickets are available at the door and payable by cash or check to Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer, a 501(c)(3) organization that funds pediatric cancer research.
This event is held is celebration of the life of Mia McCaffrey of Trumbull. Mia bravely fought parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma (a rare soft tissue cancer) and passed away at age 6 on March 17th, 2017. Donations for pediatric cancer research in Mia’s name can be made online at www.infiniteloveforkidsfightingcancer.org.
Fifteen-year-old Brandon Niederauer, nicknamed “Taz” for his ferocious guitar playing, is living proof that dreams really do come true. Having performed in some of the most legendary venues in America with many of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist, singer, and songwriter has already earned himself quite the reputation.
Doors at 8pm/ Show at 9pm/ $15 advance ticket/ $20 ticket day of
The Tom Petty Project returns to The Acoustic!
This show went over so well that we had to bring them back! If you missed the last one you will not want to miss this one! From the early days to his most recent works, TTPP covers it all!
Doors 8pm/ Show 9pm/ $10 ticket
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
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!
Celebrating Creek at the Acoustic with Desert Rain! Come hang with us!
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 , For Rex: The Black Tie-Dye Ball , Shaking Off the Weirdness , A Love Surreal , The Holy Fool ). 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
Submarine at The Acoustic Album release party! We will be giving away downloads of our EP Z5O to everyone who attends! We'll be playing some Originals, Zappa, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, Allmans, all on Oct 17th. It's an early show,
Doors at 8pm, show 9-11! FREE!!!
Suns of Walrus
Suns of Walrus are planning a Benefit Concert for Venezuelan Humanitarian Relief on Saturday night, October 13, 2018 @ The Acoustic.
150 tickets is the max we can sell .
We will probably setup a Go Fund Me with ticket sales to allow for larger contributions .
All funds collected will be up front and transparent. It’s a very important cause. The dictator, Maduro will not allow Humanitarian aid directly. According to our experts, the money can get to the People through the orphanages.
Devan Mulvaney, the son of the late Don Mulvaney and family will open the show for us.
Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) has announced this fall tour with frequent collaborator Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power) in support of her upcoming solo album, Nexus.
Doors @8pm / Show @ 9pm $12 advance ticket tickets available here $15 at the door
WPKN's Underground Series brings you an eclectic musical event that only community power radio can provide.
This on going benefit concert series brings together local and touring artists together to support WPKN 89.5fm.
featuring: Ukulele Abe, Billy’s Taco Explosions, Litmus, Barbara!
Doors @ 7pm / Show @ 8pm / $10 Suggested Donation
"If American Folk Music Had A Rock n' Roll Soul...And A Punk-Rock Heart"
This is a bill that just goes to show how spoiled we are to have such a strong local music scene!
Doors @ 8pm / Show @ 9pm / $10 admission
Philadelphia's funktronica powerhouse, Tweed, is filling dance floors with their high-energy fusion of funk, disco, progressive rock, and electronica. Just as their namesake fabric 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.
Doors @ 8pm / Show @ 9pm / $10 admission
Join us for a night of high energy 90's rock!
9:00 Naked Sunday - Stone Temple Pilots Tribute
All the hits for both the casual STP fan as well as fanatics!
10:30 Just Paranoid - Classic Green Day Tribute
All your favorites from the early punk days through to Dookie, Nimrod and Warning. We will hit the new ones if requested.
Host of Ghosts (Phish Tribute) & Sorry If You Don’t (The Disco Biscuits Tribute) are teaming up to bring you the ultimate jamband mash up experience.
Doors @8pm / Show @ 9pm / $10 admission
Naughty Professor is an iconoclastic New Orleans-based jazz-funk sextet whose adventurous recordings and horn-charged, high-energy live performances have earned them an enthusiastic fan base, critical acclaim, and widespread attention from their musical peers.
Doors @ 8pm
Show @ 9pm
tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3621783
Music Palace is back for a September edition of there Music Competition. Come join in the fun and discover your new favorite band!! Cash prizes and other great incentives such as studio time at Factory Underground Studio & an interview on WPKN Independent Community Radio to the winner and runner up!
Bands include: Not Here, Fleet, Strawberry Cheesesteak, The Grand Factor & Oligarchs.
The Tom Petty Project is a collection of musicians from several well known NY & CT bands who have come together to celebrate the music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
Doors 8pm / Music 9pm / $10 admission / Two sets of Petty!!
Band features: Pete Najarian (The Fry Daddys) Scott Persson (Moving in Stereo) Phil LoPresti and Mark Bridgman (Big Chief an the Midnight Groove)
Buy your tickets online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3618046
Revealed through original songs that are intimate, evocative and compelling, Ada Pasternak is a strikingly modern singer-songwriter and violinist who propels an instrument from the 16thCentury into the future. As she takes the stage with violin in hand, audiences expecting a traditional approach instead witness Ada as she plucks, strums, and creates a vibrant counterpart to her beguiling vocals and consummate musicianship.
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’.
Doors @ 7pm
Show @ 8pm
Jen Zeppelin is back for the 5th time jamming out killers versions of classic and rarity Led Zeppelin!!
Jen Durkin: Vocals
Sammy Blanchette: Guitar/Vocals
Kris Yunker: Keyboards/Vocals
Chris Kalafus: Bass/Mandolin
and back from her national tour with Cyndi Lauper & Rod Stewart...
Caitlin Kalafus: Drums
Doors @ 8pm
Show @ 9pm
Friends of the Brothers: Honoring the Allman Brothers Band in Tribute to Gregg Allman & Butch Trucks
A night dedicated to the one and only, The Allman Brothers Band. Friends of the brothers will take you on a journey through the years, memories and music that we all love.
Doors 7:30pm / Music 8:30pm / $15 adv $20 dos/ https://bpt.me/3562689
Friends of the Brothers is the premier tribute to the Allman Brothers Band; every key member is closely associated with the original band. Guitarist/singer Andy Aledort has played with Dickey Betts for 12 years. Guitarist/singer Junior Mack has fronted Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band for 12 years. Keyboardist Peter Levin toured the world with Gregg Allman for 3 years and appears on his last album, the upcoming Southern Blood. Levin, Mack and Aledort all performed with the Allman Brothers Band. Singer/guitarist Alan Paul is the author of One Way Out, the definitive, best-selling Allman Brothers Band biography based on 25 years of reporting. Drummer Dave Diamond is a founding member of the Zen Tricksters and a frequent member of the Assembly of Dust. He has played with Bob Weir, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph and countless others.
It’s Wednesday Night Fever w/ Matt McNulty & Friends at the Acoustic. We’ll be throwing down some classic 70’s disco/funk for you to shake yer booty too. Don’t miss out on what’s bound to be a Stella time!!!
Doors @ 8pm
Show @ 9pm
Boo-yah is back at The Acoustic for a Funk Tribute to Pink Floyd.
Boo-yah features many members of West End Blend an these guys bring it every time!!
Always a blast. Not to be missed!!
Mike Dipanfilo - Guitar
Jesse Combs - Guitar
Adam Clark - Bass
Sam Horan - Drums
Paulie Phillipone - Keys
Mike Bafundo - Trumpet and Vocals
Doors @ 8pm
Show @ 9pm
Come and get down to the sweet sounds of Tom Dobson for a Friday Night Party at The Acoustic. With an opening set by Elle Sera
Doors 8pm/Music 9pm/21+/ $10
It's no longer a requirement that you have to be from Texas or Tennessee when it comes to country music. Tom Dobson, who is set to become one of the breakout talents of 2018, has spent his life quietly honing his craft in the woods of northwest Connecticut. His fiery new single, 'American Man,' will carry him to a whole new level of notoriety. Although contemporary, there is nothing pop about this country stars sound. Signed to New Jersey-based independent Rhyme & Reason Records, Dobson has delivered a strong statement of purpose with 'American Man.' Reminiscent of a Kid Rock or Big and Rich style hit single, 'American Man' is a heavy hitting, upbeat anthem guaranteed to ruffle a few feathers. In other words, the track (and full album) defies convention despite its traditional banjo and pedal steel arrangements and is bound to shake up the country music industry for the better. "I'm the Connecticut Cowboy here to sing songs of how I grew up, represent where I come from and not give a damn while doing it."
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.
Xenosis is back at The Acoustic to play 'Devour and Birth' and Death's 'Symbolic.'
Burial In The Sky (Philly) & Fires In The Distance (Premiere) make there Black Rock Debuts.
We were only going to do Death 'Symbolic' once, but there were so many technical difficulties at the performance.
We worked so hard, learning the sh!t out of this record, and we want to perform it to our fullest potential with the best sound engineering possible... oh and this in celebration of Yegor Savonin's birthday!
Doors 8pm/ Music 9pm / 21+/ $10 at the door