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Dancing with The Dead featuring Rosie Mcgee
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Dancing with The Dead featuring Rosie Mcgee

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.

Register here

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Jacques Le Coque, Alethea, The Zambonis
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Jacques Le Coque, Alethea, The Zambonis

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

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Talkpeck Soundsystem w/s/g Maquina Verde!
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Talkpeck Soundsystem w/s/g Maquina Verde!

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!

Maquina Verde:

Lotus' Mike Greenfields DJ project


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Dead Show
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Dead Show

This CT Grateful Dead tribute band provide fans with the most inspired Grateful Dead experience possible and delve deep into the Dead's wonderful catalogue of material!

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

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Music for Mia
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Music for Mia

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.

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Brandon "TAZ" Niederauer
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Brandon "TAZ" Niederauer

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

advance tickets available here

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The Tom Petty Project
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Tom Petty Project

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

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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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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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Suns of Walrus
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Suns of Walrus

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.

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WPKN Underground Music Series
Oct
10
8:00 PM20:00

WPKN Underground Music Series

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

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Tweed
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Tweed

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

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90's Night featuring Naked Sunday STP Tribute and Just Paradise Green Day Tribute
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

90's Night featuring Naked Sunday STP Tribute and Just Paradise Green Day Tribute

Join us for a night of high energy 90's rock!

9:00 Naked Sunday - Stone Temple Pilots Tribute
http://mike-cwynar.wixsite.com/nakedsunday
All the hits for both the casual STP fan as well as fanatics!

10:30 Just Paranoid - Classic Green Day Tribute
http://www.JustParanoid.com
All your favorites from the early punk days through to Dookie, Nimrod and Warning. We will hit the new ones if requested.


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Music Palace Presents Battle of The Bands
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Music Palace Presents Battle of The Bands

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.

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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 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

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Ada Pasternak with Brian Dolzani
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Ada Pasternak with Brian Dolzani

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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.  

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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 

Admission $10 

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Jen Zeppelin
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Jen Zeppelin

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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 

Admission $10 

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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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Boo-Yah
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Boo-Yah

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 

Admission $10 

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Tom Dobson with Elle Sera
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Tom Dobson with Elle Sera

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

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3597250

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 Sera 

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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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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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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