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
Come out and strut your stuff on the best darn stage in town. Full backline provided. Just bring your skills and your soul.
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.
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.
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.
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!
“Kiwi has created a sonic refuge for listeners of reggae…You are going to dance and you are going to get laid to this’ (Victor Rice, TRT)
Rooted in reggae rhythms and tropicália-inspired melodies, Jersey City-based Kiwi dynamically blends jazz flourishes and soulful grooves into a uniquely uplifting sound.
After over a decade of entertaining audiences around the Northeastern US and Brazil, Kiwi continues to cause a stir with some of the New York City area’s finest soul and funk musicians.
Two amazing bands. One epic night. Anything can/will happen. Don't miss it.
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.
The London Souls’ unique reinterpretation of classic hard-hitting rock and roll formulae recalls elements of the past with an ever-present boundless energy, fit to cement their place in the future.
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.
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
High Energy Band. Vinny and Ray are redefining Latin Music. They lead 11 musicians in a superior musical performance reflecting their musicianship and showmanship. Their ability to play music comes from their soul.
This Memorial Day weekend EKL returns to the NEW Acoustic Cafe, for the very first time for an old school throw down on Fairfield Ave. Join us for a great night of music with friends, we cannot wait to see everyone!
HUBINGER ST. (hue-bin-jer) is an independent, Southern Connecticut based band loaded with endless energy, fun, and improvisational bravado. What started out as an acoustic duo of Matt Miklus and Casey Gorman in 1994 quickly evolved into a jamming rock-n-roll quartet .
Featuring; Ricardo Reyes, Marcos Torres, Jesse Gibbon, Johnny Durkin, Rich Zurkowski and more!
I'm very happy to bring this event back The Acoustic where I first started doing this about a decade ago. But it's been years now and alot of changes like a MUCH BIGGER DANCE FLOOR.
On Sunday, May 17th, Zach Andersen and The Acoustic will be hosting a benefit concert to raise awareness and funds for the research of digestive diseases and disorders. Doors will open at 7pm and music will start around 8. A $5 donation will be collected at the door and that money will be given to the DDRF. Join us for an evening of great music, awesome raffle prizes, yummy snacks, fantastic drinks, and amazing people, all for a good cause!
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.
Bruce Toth presents an evening of original punkrock n' roll at The Acoustic in Bridgeport.
Tyrone Shoelace’s shows are a wild mix of genres producing funky rhythms, beautiful harmonies and climaxing high-energy jams keeping the audience dance happy.
Come get your rock on with 3 of the areas best, hardest hitting bands that are keeping the genre fresh with great originals.
Oh, Cassius! is singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, John Torres & Meredith DiMenna. Where Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris meets Of Monsters and Men, Oh, Cassius! plays beautiful and haunting songs that are simultaneously classic and modern.
It's coming round again.... WPKN's Fourth Annual Bluegrass & Roots Benefit Concert at the new and improved ACOUSTIC in the heart of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport!
Lisa Furman & Friends, Goodnight Blue Moon, Five in the Chamber!
For 11 years now we've hosted this blowout. First time on our bigger, better stage. A stage that is finally big enough for the sound these players make.
Mad Satta is coming up through the ranks and carving a place for themselves in today's world by bringing passionate, forward-thinking new school soul back into the airwaves. This ultra-tight eight-piece outfit concocts lush neo-soul awash in electric organs, bright horns, and deep bass-line grooves.
Broadcast Hearts is a three-piece, pop-rock band from Trumbull, Connecticut. Formed in 2009, the group comprises Avery Bazan (lead vocals, piano), Ted Ferik (drums), Justin Molfese (backing vocals, bass guitar).
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!