The Acoustic

Bar & Music Hall

The best sounding, best looking stage in town.

Built for musicians, by musicians.

Swatkins & The Postive Agenda (Members of Allen Stone, Turkuaz, Kung Fu)
Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

Swatkins & The Postive Agenda (Members of Allen Stone, Turkuaz, Kung Fu)

The Northeast Edition of The Positive Agenda featuring Steveland Swatkins (Allen Stone), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Beau Sasser (Kung Fu), and Moorea Masa. Live soulful funk and r&b music from a master of the talkbox (think 24-Karat Magic meets California Love) who plays with Allen Stone, Lettuce, The Motet, and many more!

Doors 8pm / Music 9pm / $10 at the door

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Music Palace - 1st Edition
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Music Palace - 1st Edition

Grand Opening of Music Palace! The 12 Month Music Competition will start at the Acoustic in Bridgeport featuring Mojo Dojo, Barbara, Blake Ford, Noah Feldman & Corey Rieman and the Dilemma! Cash prizes and other great incentives to the winner and runner up!

Doors 7:30pm / Music 8:30pm
 

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Xenosis Plays Death Symbolic with Fires in the Distance
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Xenosis Plays Death Symbolic with Fires in the Distance

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

 

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Baby Dynamite
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Baby Dynamite

Baby Dynamite is back on the ave at The Acoustic to kick start labor day weekend 2018!! Don't miss a chance to see one of the best bands around!! They bring the Funk/Rock/Soul that just kicks you in the ass!!

Doors 8pm/Music 9pm/21+/$10

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Tom Dobson
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Tom Dobson

Come and get down to the sweet sounds of Tom Dobson for a Friday Night Party at The Acoustic.

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 t...alents 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."

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Friends of the Brothers: Honoring the Allman Brothers Band in Tribute to Gregg Allman & Butch Trucks
Sep
13
9:00 PM21:00

Friends of the Brothers: Honoring the Allman Brothers Band in Tribute to Gregg Allman & Butch Trucks

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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. 

 

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The Tom Petty Project
Sep
21
10:00 PM22:00

The Tom Petty Project

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 at the door / 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)

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Creamery Station w/s/g Miz
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Creamery Station w/s/g Miz

Great night of music with Creamery Station heading back to Black Rock!! 8/9 is also a very special birthday show for the one and only Dylan Kader!! Come celebrate another trip around the sun with Creamery's fearless leader!! Joining the fun is my personal favorite Miz hailing from Scranton PA. Don't miss a note of either band.

Doors 8pm / Music 9pm / $7

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Bangcreek Puppies wsg Fiction
Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

Bangcreek Puppies wsg Fiction

Bangcreek Puppies are making there way to Black Rock for a great night of music joined by our best friends Fiction!

The Bangcreek Puppies started in 2015 when close friends got together on a quest for epic jams. The band’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 funky, bluesy original tunes and creative covers. Come see one show and you’ll be a puppy lover for life. Woof!

Doors 8:00pm / Music 9:30pm / $5 cover

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SCHISM -  A TOOL Tribute
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

SCHISM - A TOOL Tribute

Calling all TOOL Fans!!! You are all in for a real treat right here in Black Rock!! SCHISM is back & ready to melt some faces for a Mid Summer Rager.

Doors 8pm / Music 9:30pm/ 21+/ https://bpt.me/3529251

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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Juice/Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys/Nick Cianci/Pete Francis
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Juice/Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys/Nick Cianci/Pete Francis

Huge night of Music Black Rock!! Mark those Calanders!!

Juice hailing from Boston is headlining a full night of music for y'all!! Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys as well as Nick Cianci & a special acoustic set to kick things off from Pete Francis.

Doors 7pm / Music 8pm / 21+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Advanced tickets available - https://bpt.me/3560978


Juice

With seven distinct personalities, Juice distills rock, r&b and hip-hop into a signature sound with a distinct kick of electric violin, rich harmonies, honest lyrics, and festival-worthy choruses. The Boston septet—Ben Stevens [lead vocals], Michael Ricciardulli [guitar], Rami El-Abidin [bass], Christian Rose [violin, vocals], Kamau Burton [acoustic guitar, vocals], Daniel Moss [guitar], and Miles Clyatt [drums]—perfects this mix on its 2018 independent project.

Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys

Since moving to New York in 2015, Duke has been hard at work spreading his own DIY brand of psychedelic, guitar-driven rock to new audiences with the help of his live band The Brown Bag Boys. After the release of his first self-produced EP Snack Time in 2016 and its follow-up Aquatic Pop in 2017, Kyle began gaining more national and international interest through indie and college blog coverage as well as radio play on college and national public radio stations. Kyle has since released a handful of singles that lean more into the heaver aesthetic of the punk and metal acts that he grew up worshipping, and continued to expand his cult following regionally and nationally with his high-energy, whimsical live set, captured on the EP Ohio Gets Wet, released June 20, 2018 on Bandcamp.

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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 https://bpt.me/3485459

Great blue will be kicking things off

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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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 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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Electric Kif w/s/g Gryzzle!
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

Electric Kif w/s/g Gryzzle!

Calling a Music Lovers!! Electric Kif is heading back to Black Rock. This could be your next favorite band!! Gryzzle will be kicking things off with an early set.

Hailing from Miami, Electric Kif and their undeniable spunk has caught the attention of music lovers through their execution of cosmic funk, rock, soul, and jazz. Their taste and talent bring an unparalleled energy and sound to the stage that inevitably creates a uniquely raw experience through every performance.” - Live for Live Music

Doors 8pm / Music 9pm / $5 at the door

 

 

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Chris Cornell Tribute
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Cornell Tribute

One year later we reunite to pay tribute to the incomparable Chris Cornell and the music of Sound Garden, Temple of the Dog, Euphoria Morning and Audio Slave.

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

Jen Pipes Durkin, Darian Cunning, Ryan Lunderville, Miles Livolsi & Frank Zvoushe
Special guests TBA

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Presence CT: Led Zeppelin Tribute
Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

Presence CT: Led Zeppelin Tribute

Rivaling and in many ways surpassing the "national acts," Presence CT has been wowing audiences across the state since 2016 with their spot-on renditions of Zeppelin's finest work, including deep tracks Zeppelin themselves never attempted live. Catch this local CT product up close and personal while you still can!! 

Doors 7:30 / Music at 8:30 / $10 at the door / 21+ unless with a Parent or Guardian

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Creamery Station w/s/g Mushroom Cloud
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Creamery Station w/s/g Mushroom Cloud

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.

Mushroom Cloud will be kicking things off so come early & stay late!!

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

"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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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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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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