In a world where cover bands are far too plentiful, dj's rule the club scene, and television passes for entertainment at a bar, comes a band that reminds us what we love about live music. Familiar yet fresh, the never-ending mashups brought forth by the Hotties whip the crowd into a quivering dance party from the window to the walls. Boisterous enough for the bar, crisp enough for corporate events and wild enough for your wedding.
Come see Freddy & The Yetis make a rare Bridgeport appearance during their August 2015 tour featuring a fresh line up rotation.
Hailing from Northampton, MA, Freddy & The Yetis are a fusion jam band, who draw their compositional style from artists like Zappa and Phish while basking in the jazz and the rock sensibilities of artists ranging from Steely Dan, to Herbie Hancock, to Daft Punk, to The Mahavishnu Orchestra. The group's unique style is reflected in its members, who come from the music departments of Berklee School of Music, UMass Amherst, Hampshire College.
From the back of the bar, Ports of Spain instantly scan as a full band, so it's a shock to discover their mathy shoegaze-pop is constructed by just two musicians. Ilya Gitelman uses octave pedals and loops to play lead, bass and rhythm guitar simultaneously, while Sam Carlson contributes vocals, keyboards and drums. Don't be fooled -- Ports of Spain are not another band that trades directionless loopy jazz odysseys for pure songcraft. Their equipment never gets in the way of their complex melodies. They write actual songs, consistently avoiding complication for the sake of complication.
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Wild Adriatic is a high energy, riffy power trio to rival any you've seen before.The band has built a strong following off of a relentless tour schedule and a powerhouse live show, spending 225+ days on the road and making noteworthy appearances at festivals like SXSW, moe.down, Gathering of the Vibes, and CMJ.
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Joseph Arthur (born September 28, 1971) is an American singer-songwriter and artist from Akron, Ohio. He is best known for his solo material, and as a member of Fistful of Mercy and RNDM. Combining poetic lyrics with a layered sonic palette, Arthur has built his reputation over the years through critically acclaimed releases and constant touring; his unique solo live performances often incorporate the use of a number of distortion and loop pedals, and his shows are recorded live at the soundboard and made available to concertgoers immediately following the show on recordable media.
This is the big one. On the eve of our favorite fest, we're pulling out all the stops for a night to remember. As they wrap up their 8 Month Wednesday night residency, Black Rock Social will be bringing in some of their favorite guests, including Josh David Barrett of the Wailers and Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why! That's 3X the fun. Spend your last night before Vibes with your friends and start Fest weekend off on the right foot! Come out and get social one last time.
Drink & Food Specials, T-Shirt Giveaways & more.
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Ska legends The Toasters are coming to The Acoustic! Come on down for a night of great music, fun, and drinks!
Local bands Big Moon and The Black Guise will open the night with some rock goodness. This is something you won't wanna miss!
Do you have to ask? Free your mind and your ass will follow. Rico Lewis & The Sons of F.U.N.K. bring that real, dirty, funk to life with a big tight band and years of experience touring with P-Funk. Free show in honor of Vibes week!
Two bands that call Black Rock their home are getting together the week before Vibes to thank you for all the Road to Vibes love and get y'all pumped for the festival that lives in our back yard. All kinds of special guests will be gracing the stage that evening. You simply don't want to miss out on the fun. Maybe we should have a Gnomecoming Souls parade?
Come on out for a great night of latin grooves made to make you move. Bring a partner, your dancing shoes, and shake it all night long. The perfect after-party for Downtown Bridgeport's final summer show!
Our weekly, free, reggae night featuring some of our area's best musicians, and a rotating cast of sit ins. Free Jamaican beef patties and $2 Gansett drafts before 10.
Come out and strut your stuff on the best darn stage in town. Full backline provided. Just bring your skills and your soul.
McLovins specialize in the creation of dynamic and improvised sound, influenced by the members' disparate and eclectic music influences. The band consists of Jason Ott, Jake Huffman, Justin Berger and Atticus Kelly.
These early twenty-year-olds embrace simultaneous and intricate improvisation with a more versatile front line in which all members are singing in four-part harmony, writing lyrics and music, as well as expounding on one another's musical ideas. Set list segues and fiery improvisations are a staple of the band's performances, keeping their audience always guessing what's coming next and wanting more.
Two amazing bands. One epic night. Anything can/will happen. Don't miss it.
These legendary Vermont Rockers bring the funky fury of the Northeast with them wherever they go. A national touring act, Gang of Thieves lives up to their name and reputation by stealing the ability to stand still. Pulling from a large base of influences, they are coming to you live in support of their NEW ALBUM: THUNDERFUNK!
Fork N'Groove & MPRSHOW Presents: An all day BeneFestival for the people of NEPAL.
Black Rock Social
*Artists' open market begins at 3pm.
Music begins at 4.
The Good Time Boys are a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band featuring members of KUNG FU & THE BREAKFAST (Tim Palmieri on guitar and Adrian Tramontano on drums), along with ex-Breakfast bassist Ron Spears, and Dave Peck on vocals.
The band covers all areas of the Red Hot Chili Peppers - from old to new, pop to obscure, and even songs that the Chili Peppers cover themselves. The jamming ability of The Good Time Boys allows for a unique spin to be put on many Chili Peppers favorites, taking the tunes to places they've never been before. With over 80 RHCP songs in their repertoire, the Good Time Boys able to switch up their setlists from show to show, providing a fresh RHCP experience every time!
With four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone, Darlingside effortlessly draw audiences into their lush musical world. David Fricke of Rolling Stone describes them as “a quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics.” The band’s sound, characterized by classical strings, tight vocal arrangements, bluegrass and rock instrumentation, and smart lyricism, is the product of complete collaboration among the four close friends. The group has no frontman; instead, lead vocals are traded from moment to moment, and each song features a new combination of instruments and textures, pulling heavily from folk, retro-pop, barbershop, and chamber music.
Hailing from Danbury, CT, they offer an original synthesis of American roots, country, blues and jazz. Their debut recording, "Bone" showcases Chapman's heartfelt songwriting and collaborations with many of the area's gifted players; while their explosive live performances offer a dynamic spectacle that is absolutely one of a kind.
FOR the 3 final MONDAYS IN JUNE, you may taste the INTENSITY of SNOOTY GARLAND as we refine our original recipe for the first TOUR! FREE for your mind. You ain't got shit to do. Hang with us. xxx
Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.
Monthly celebration of all things Bluegrass! Come sit a spell...
Suns Of Walrus is a consortium of musicians celebrating all things Beatle related. SUNS OF WALRUS ROCK BAND members include; Matthew DeTroy on Vocals & Keyboards Philip DiCostanzo on Vocals & Guitars David Webster on Vocals & Lead Guitars Don Mulvaney on Vocals & Drums John Konya on Vocals & Bass Guitar
SOPHISTAFUNK met in 2007 and rapidly evolved into a national-touring live act. Known for their HUGE sound (created by only three members), the band has won over crowds with a captivating stage presence and tight musicianship. Rooted by old school funk / hip hop, the trio explores electronic dance grooves while infusing each tune with soul and positively charged lyrics. SOPHISTAFUNK is a multi-genre tour de force, jam packed with vintage tones and live instruments. Catch ONE show, and you will be hooked!
Funk, Rock, Electric ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have 'The Flock'– their self-identifying fanbase that stretches from coast-to-coast– coming back for more.
Ah yeah! In keeping with the theme of slammin co-bills our last couple times @ The Acoustic, we present to you Jen Durkin & the Business w/ special guests the HORNITZ on Saturday June 13th.
This is on the Eve of Blackrock Day which is always a blast!
Brian is a classic hard-working, touring troubadour, with a rich, clear voice and an engaging stage presence. With just guitar, voice, and a harmonica, Brian offers audiences inspired songwriting and skilled, rhythmic guitar work. Brian's upcoming release is 2015’s ‘A Place That I Can Feel’, and he has earned 2012 and 2013 Telluride and Rocky Mountain Folks songwriting accolades. Brian tours steadily up and down the East Coast and midwest and has opened for/shared the stage with James McCartney, Cory Chisel, Caravan of Thieves, Christopher Paul Stelling, Joshua Black Wilkins, Joe Fletcher, and many others
The Primate Fiasco is a project based out of Northampton MA that combines old timey Dixie Jazz with modern groove/funk/improv music. Always a party!
Optimistic, charismatic, and undeniably genuine, Quincy’s music possesses the same “feel good” attitude that the young man himself does. Its Only Change establishes Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why as a “Band to Watch” in 2015. With a distinctive, upbeat musical style that seamlessly combines elements of pop, funk, Soul and R&B.
Home of the best, longest running, most award winning open mic around. Want to try out some new material on a great stage with professionally run sound? Want to find some new like minded players to collaborate with? Want to sit back, have a drink and see what happens? Well you've found the right place. Come on down, sign up early and strut your stuff. And we livestream and tape the night so you can go back and relive your time on the stage.
Soulful singing, inspiring lyrics, dynamic interplay, and musical diversity are all ways that one could describe the sounds and messages of Mr. Council and his band. Mr. Council delivers original R&B with authentic groove and a rock edge.
Mister F is an eclectic, high-energy 4-piece band that takes a no-holds-barred approach to blending genres while keeping your feet moving.
Borboletta: The Ultimate Santana Tribute, w/ members of Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout, Ryan Montbleau Band
If you saw this lineup at Vibes in 2013, you've probably been jonesing for another hit of their sound ever since. Well the wait is over! Featuring members of Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout, The Business and the Ryan Montbleau Band.
Daphne Lee Martin
John Torres solo of Oh, Cassius
Sketch tha cataclysm