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Headband feat. members of Turkuaz and Starbird feat. members of Cabinet
Jun
28
8:00 pm20:00

Headband feat. members of Turkuaz and Starbird feat. members of Cabinet

A very special hump day show with Headband & Starbird!!

Doors 8pm Music 9pm

Craig Brodhead’s Headband is a Hartford, Connecticut based ensemble specializing in varying styles of improvisational music. Fronted by Turkuaz guitarist Craig Brodhead, it features a varied and rotating cast of musicians from the Northeast including members of Trey Anastasio Band, Dopapod, Max Creek and West End Blend, among others. The group specializes in re-imagining familiar music through an improvisational lens as well as unearthing forgotten gems from classic jazz and funk records from bygone eras and then rounded out by Brodhead’s eclectic original compositions. With its deep bench of music school sticklers and funk scene ringers The Headband is equally ...at home in an intimate jazz club or a Halloween house party kegger and anywhere in between.

This show Headband will be - Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Bill Carbone (Max Creek), Jeremy McDonald (Louis Cato Band) & Fraser Campbell

Starbird is a Burlington, VT based band with strong Pennsylvania roots that strives to seamlessly blend instrumental compositions and grooves with a subtle hints of twang. After working with each other in American Babies, Cabinet, and numerous side projects, the urge to play music together was undeniable. The band features guitarist Justin Mazer, bassist Dylan Skursky, and Al Smith on drums/keys/percussion, who have individually performed with Cabinet, Holly Bowling, Steve Earle, Soule Monde, Billy Martin, Calvin Weston, Electron, Greensky Bluegrass, Brad Parsons, Superhuman Happiness, Bob Weir, Jackie Greene, and more. Together as a group is where they prefer to shine, playing anything from funky grooves to surf and delicate ballads, ambient noise jams, and twanged-up Telecaster rockers. They’ve played music by Grant Green, Fela Kuti, and Philly soul group the Stylistics, but are focused on composing original material and uniting people through sound and dance.

WPKN Underground Series #6
Jun
29
7:00 pm19:00

WPKN Underground Series #6

Its happening again!!!
The sixth edition of the WPKN underground series brings to you 4 new and exciting bands

Doors 7pm $10 donation at the door

The Original Milk Bottle
Spying
Jim Darling's Nuclear Heat Break
barbra

 

Doors 7pm Music 8pm

Creamery Station w/s/g The Alpaca Gnomes Trio
Jun
30
8:00 pm20:00

Creamery Station w/s/g The Alpaca Gnomes Trio

We are excited to have Creamery Station back at The Acoustic for a summer throwdown w/ The Alpaca Gnomes Trio!!! This is going to be fun and local

Doors 8pm Show 9:30pm $5 at the door

In little more than two years and nearly 200 shows under their belt, the band 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, John Kadlecik Band, Max Creek, Pink Talking Fish, The Garcia Project, Kitchen Dwellers, & 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!

Matt McNulty & Friends Presents " Talkpeck Soundsystem
Jul
1
Jul 2

Matt McNulty & Friends Presents " Talkpeck Soundsystem

Come join Matt McNulty & Friends at The Acoustic in Black Rock, CT as they perform a night of Talking Heads, Vulfpeck & LCD Soundsystem with a few surprises in between. This all star band will surely have you starting your holiday weekend off right. Don't miss out on what's sure to be a very memorable evening at The Acoustic!!

Doors 9pm Music 10pm $5 at the door


Matt McNulty - Guitar/Vocals
Sammy Blanchette - Guitar/Vocals (CK3/Hubinger St.)
Jules Jensen - Drums (The Indobox/Normal Instruments)
Miles Livolsi - Bass
Jeff Engborg - Synth/Seagull Attitude (Great Blue)

Chris Cornell tribute Euphoria Morning Featuring Jen Durkin
Jul
6
8:00 pm20:00

Chris Cornell tribute Euphoria Morning Featuring Jen Durkin

Chris Cornell is one of those artist that when you lose them it stings in many ways. A true talent that has been in the forefront of music since the early 90s.

Join us as we pay tribute to Chris Cornell playing two sets of his solo, Audioslave and Soundgarden favorites with Jen Durkin, Darian Cunning, Miles Livolsi and Johnny Durkin with special guests members of King Sexy.

Doors 8pm Music 9pm $5 at the door

Strange Machines & Tweed
Jul
7
8:00 pm20:00

Strange Machines & Tweed

Very excited to welcome back Strange Machines to The Acoustic. Come see one of the tightest jam bands on the scene. Tweed will be hitting the stage first so get here early and get ready to rage!!!!

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

STRANGE MACHINES

Boston-born quartet Strange Machines have been steadily making a name for themselves in the Northeast jam scene. What started as a band focused on rock and reggae has slowly melded into a true melting pot of musical fusion, with sounds catering to heavy rock, funk, livetronica and a multitude of other genre’s, all while stringing them together seamlessly to create a fluid and captivating live performance. Their original songs are nuanced by creative composition, practiced precision, and a looseness that allows them to truly explore the music they create.

They have shared the stage with national-touring acts such as Dopapod, Twiddle, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, TAUK, Deep Banana Blackout, John Brown's Body, and more. Strange Machines have carved out their own niche in the east coast music scene and show no signs of slowing down.

TWEED

Philadelphia's funktronica powerhouse, Tweed, is filling dance floors with their high-energy fusion of funk, rock, and electronica. Just as their namesake fabri...c 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 several national tours, and a uniquely cohesive sound, they have proven they can bring the fun anywhere they go.

 

BLITZCRAIG 2017
Jul
8
7:00 pm19:00

BLITZCRAIG 2017

Full night of explosive rock!!!! Five Bands!!!!

City Streets & Country Roads - Oak & Ash - Wayward City - Terra Luna - The Forest Room

Doors 7pm Music 8pm $5 at the door

Wayward City is a five-piece alternative rock outfit hailing from New Haven, CT and Puerto Rico. Formed in late 2015, Wayward City exploded onto the Connecticut scene by releasing a series of live, studio performance videos that blur the line between hard rock and post-rock. With an earnest focus on songwriting, the group couples ethereal guitar textures provided with driving drum-and-bass rhythms to build an eclectic atmosphere through which singer David Torres' haunting but uplifting voice truly soars. 

So far in 2017, they have wrapped up their newest single "New Liberation" which was the last completed work done with guitarist, Dean Purificato and released it as a single that included a music video shot entirely in 360°.  Currently, they working to release a couple more songs by the end of the year and with the strong and catchy rhythms provided by Ted Freeman and Andrew Wells, combined with the complex guitar texturing from Giancarlo Rodriguez and the newest addition the band, Craig William, you can rest assured that Wayward City is working hard to capture the hearts of new listeners everywhere!

“Listening to Wayward City’s debut EP is like standing up through a sunroof, at top speed after a great day. Driving fuzzy bass, layered effervescent guitars, drumming executed with technical precision, all adorned with theatrical vocals that make a compelling experience with each repeated listen. The sweepingly epic sound continues throughout the EP and challenges anyone to not make Wayward City their new favorite band. This is an absolute must listen for anyone who enjoys rock music.” - Inside Indie CT

Oak and Ash:

Hailing from New York City, Oak & Ash formed in late 2014 and set out to change the landscape of the Pop/ Rock scene with a variety of soulfully written and performed original records. Their explosive anthems, soaring guitar solos, soulful vocals, and recognizable pop song structure, has been compared to a mix between Kings of Leon, Maroon 5, and Coldplay. In August of 2016 they were named the winner of Newsday's Battle of the Bands contest and in early 2017 they were named the winner of Bon Jovi's "Opening Act Contest". Just over two years after its formation, the group has booked renowned venues such as The Gramercy Theatre, Irving Plaza, The Paramount Theatre, Webster Hall, and most recently Madison Square Garden, opening for Bon Jovi. In July 2015, the band released its debut EP, titled “Slightly Reckless” and is set to release a second EP in early 2017 that will include their newest single "Step Into The Light".

 

LANDS w/s/g STIG
Jul
9
7:00 pm19:00

LANDS w/s/g STIG

Come spend a lazy summer Sunday night listening to some of the newest and tightest young musicians around. Jazz, Funk Fusion and a whole lot more with LANDS & STIG!!!

Doors 7pm Music 830pm $10 at the door

LANDS is a band comprised of 8 members, who had all met at Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts. The band performs a genre they like to call "Explosive Soul" because of it's Jazz influence on Soul music. The band approaches music by understanding their relationship to it and to each other. By understanding the common expression, emotional dynamism, and bringing awareness to the music as a whole they can form a pocket that’s deep, while providing the exposure of artistic beauty, and contrast.

STIG is a widely inspired, all-instrumental funk band from Boston, MA.
Consisting of 5 close friends, STIG aims to bring people together with their music. The tight communication and positive energy shared be...tween everyone in the group brews a raw and exciting experience at every show. STIG came together during their time at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. They spent most of their first year together playing sweaty, overflowing basement shows in Allston, the student filled neighborhood in Boston. STIG’s music is all original and is always written as a group to draw from everyone’s genre-crossing influences.

STIG was invited to play the main stage at the NAMM Music Convention in Anaheim, CA in January of 2016 and from that point forward they’ve solidified their lineup and have been touring all over the Northeast. They released their first live album, “FLEX”, in September of 2016 and plans to release an EP in the summer of 2017.

BIG WORDS feat. members of Snarky Puppy, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds and more w/s/g Hayley Jane & Justin Hancock
Jul
14
8:00 pm20:00

BIG WORDS feat. members of Snarky Puppy, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds and more w/s/g Hayley Jane & Justin Hancock

BIG WORDS is coming in hot with a little bit everything to keep you listening hard & dancing all summer night long. Be sure to get here when doors open for a special music journey with Hayley Jane & Justin Hancock Duo (The Primates)

BIG WORDS featuring members of Snarky Puppy, Eric Krasno Band, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and Max Creek at The Acoustic Friday 7/14.  Original instrumental funk, rock, jazz and soul. Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm http://bigwordstheacoustic.bpt.me

Chris Bullock - saxophone
Danny Mayer Music - guitar
Josh Myers - bass
Bill Carbone - drums

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Ace with Finders Keepers (Bob Weir & JGB Tributes)
Jul
15
8:00 pm20:00

Ace with Finders Keepers (Bob Weir & JGB Tributes)

One more Saturday night with a double bill featuring the music of Bob Weir & Jerry Garcia!!!  Door 8pm Music 9pm $10 at the door


Bob Weir is a rock and social icon. He has performed with the Grateful Dead and many side projects for 50+ years. Ace pays tribute to Bob Weir and the music he created throughout his career....

Finders Keepers (with Stella Blues Band members Bill Bonacci, Ken Aigen and Chuck Black along with Bob Angilello and Mary Kohrherr) is dedicated to faithfully emulating the vibe and groove that has endeared so many to the music of Jerrry Garcia. Beatles, Dylan, Van Morrison, Motown, Reggae, Blues, Gospel, Garcia originals and maybe a few GD tunes!

 

DeadPhish Orchestra Pre Bakers Dozen Party
Jul
20
8:00 pm20:00

DeadPhish Orchestra Pre Bakers Dozen Party

We are very happy to announce the quick return of DeadPhish Orchestra for a Pre Bakers Dozen party. Doors 8pm - Music 9pm - Two Full Sets!! http://deadphishorchestract.bpt.me

The DeadPhish Orchestra is a quartet of Colorado musicians who, above all, are close friends who have played music together for many years. They had played Grateful Dead songs together, and they had played Phish songs together. But they got to wondering what would happen if they tried to merge the music of these two bands, the Granddaddies and Daddies of the jamband scene.

While these two bands have their surface similarities, most fans realize that their actual musical styles are quite different. The Grateful Dead are an earthy, folky, bluesy ba...nd where Phish is sharper around the edges–funky and more aggressive. But both bands have an improvisational approach to their live shows, and it is in that spontaneity where the magic really happens.
 

Neela featuring Renard Boissierre
Jul
27
8:00 pm20:00

Neela featuring Renard Boissierre

Mumbai meets the Marigny when Acoustic Alumni Renard Boissierre brings Neela, A NOLA based world music mashup, home to Black Rock!!

Doors 8pm Music 9pm

Featuring the former BMG artist Mehnaz Hoosein (Mumbai, India). Neela is part-Bollywood meets Bourbon street., jazz flair set to world beats, rhythm-n-blues and shades of Shankar on the bayou - and if that's not promising enough, Neela's teaming with Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyany Claptarps, the oh-so-eclectically etectric art-music collective.

From signature New Orleans sounds to world beat get downs and grooves, Neela's takes on songs old and new hopes to change hearts and minds about the meaning of soul music around the globe - and if you get dancing to it  that ain't so bad neither

The Peach Project (early) Backup Planet (late)
Jul
29
Jul 30

The Peach Project (early) Backup Planet (late)

Mid summer classic with two excellent shows for y'all!!! First up, The Peach Project makes there way up the turnpike for another Allmans tribute that is not to be missed. These guys sure know how to bring this music to life. Killer guitar work with those harmonies we know so well.

** SPECIAL ALL REQUEST SHOW** Peach Project will be doing two sets of all request from the crowd!!! Get there early and tell the band what you need to hear!!!

Doors 7:00pm Music 8:00pm $10 at the door

Now if you want to say your saw them back when they played small clubs get your butt to The Acoustic to catch Backup Planets late night set. This jamband is on the verge of blowing up after playing 5 sets at this years Bonnaroo!!! They have that sound that just makes you smile!!

Backup Planet hits at 11:00pm and playing till the early morning so come early stay late and enjoy a killer night of music for all generations of fans!!

Dynamo
Jul
30
7:00 pm19:00

Dynamo

Dynamo is making there CT debut on a special Sunday Funday!!! Come check out this new band from Nashville that is selling out clubs throughout the southeast!! Soul, Gospel, R&B and the right amount of funk makes this band a must see!!!

Doors 7pm Music 8:30pm

Dynamo is a Nashville-based, nationally touring band whose music fuses jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that’s both spontaneous and composed—and an energy that’s undeniably infectious.

Formed in late 2012, Dynamo consists of nine core musicians. When they’re not performing or recording in Nashville, the band is on the road, spreading their unique brand of feel-good music to audiences all over the world.

Particle w/s/g Tim Palmieri
Aug
3
7:00 pm19:00

Particle w/s/g Tim Palmieri

Get ready for some of the best electronic funk there is!!!!
Particle invades Black Rock for a mid summer dance party that will start your weekend right!!!

Get in early to here the great Tim Palmieri do his acoustic thing. You name it, he can play!!

Doors 7pm Music 830pm Advanced tickets available http://particletheacoustic.bpt.me

Particle began its journey in Los Angeles in 2000 as one of the key pioneers of the emerging livetronica music scene. The band created a signature sound that combined elements of Electronica, Funk and Rock with a heavy emphasis on improvisation and sonic exploration, and their influence can still be felt and heard in many of todays top touring Jam and EDM/Funk bands. Always striving to think outside the box and create unique concert experiences, Particle paired their high-energy dance music with cutting-edge multimedia production, thematic special events, and epic marathon sets that quickly developed a loyal fan base of Particle People spanning genre lines from jam to EDM. Particle went on to perform in eight different countries and headline venues coast-to-coast, from the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles to Irving Plaza in New York City. The band has also been a staple at major U.S. festivals including Bonnaroo, Coachella, ACL Festival and Lollapalooza.

Particle is led by keyboardist/songwriter, Steve Molitz, whose innovative approach to keyboards and improvisational music has made him a mainstay on the national music scene since he first founded the band fourteen years ago. Well-known for programming and playing vintage keyboards and analog synthesizers, Molitz appeared at the inaugural Moogfest (A Tribute to Bob Moog), and was later tapped to help design Moogs Little Phatty synthesizer. Molitz has also toured, recorded and performed with a wide range of artists, including: Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), G Love and Special Sauce, Tricky, Eve, The Allman Brothers Band, and many more.

DEAD SHOW - A Very Jerry Weekend Night One
Aug
4
8:00 pm20:00

DEAD SHOW - A Very Jerry Weekend Night One

Connecticut's premier Grateful Dead tribute, Dead Show returns for the Friday night in the days between (Jerry's passing & birthday). Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm

Two Full Sets $10 at the door or $15 for both Fri & Sat

Jam Stampede w/ Kenny Brooks from Ratdog - A Very Jerry Weekend Night Two
Aug
5
8:00 pm20:00

Jam Stampede w/ Kenny Brooks from Ratdog - A Very Jerry Weekend Night Two

We are very excited to have Jam Stampede back for a very special show on the Saturday in the days between (Jerry's birthday & passing). Jam Stampede is far and away my favorite GD Tribute and if you check out the video below you can see why. Most of the band members are veteran players from many other great projects. Zen Tricksters, Donna Jean, JKB and more.

Happy to announce that Mike Miz will be making his return on lead guitar for this show!!! What a player!! Not to be missed!!

Joining them for the evening is Kenny Brooks from Ratdog which is always a real treat.

Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm $10 at the door or $15 for Friday & Saturdays shows

West End Blend w/s/g Rootshock
Aug
10
8:00 pm20:00

West End Blend w/s/g Rootshock

We are excited to welcome back West End Blend to Black Rock!! This band is on a tear with there blend of Soul, Jazz and Funk and we are looking forward to a packed night on the dance floor. Rootshock will be supporting this show making there Acoustic debut.

Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm Advanced tickets available  http://westendblendrootshock.bpt.me/

 

 

 

The Roosevelts w/s/g Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Aug
13
7:00 pm19:00

The Roosevelts w/s/g Holy Ghost Tent Revival

We are happy to have The Roosevelts come bring there musical style to The Acoustic.           A must see show!! Doors 7pm - Music 8pm - http://theroosevelts.bpt.me

Supporting this show is Holy Ghost Tent Revival

We are The Roosevelt's: America's Own Indie-Rock Act
The Roosevelt's lead singer James Mason muses on the birth of their name: It was Presidents Day. It was our first day in the studio. We had the songs, but
we didn't have a name. There were two of them, and two of us.  I like to think they would have been fans of our music. As one half of the electric duo along with lead guitarist Jason Kloess, the two brothers in song, not blood (though maybe beards)  carved a distinctive niche on the renowned live music scene of Austin, Texas, before their recent move to the music industry's third coast Nashville, Tennessee. Together, the songsmiths cultivated a sound that's a little bluesy, a little bit folky, and a little bit rock 'n' roll. Sure, there's some mandolin in there, but most importantly, it's just heartfelt, genuine music that belongs to them alone, not any genre. When forced to give it a name, the boys will tell you its harmony-driven American rock with a 70s sensibility. Still, some tastemakers are describing their sound as warm, rootsy pop. Ultimately, you might have to decide for yourself.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival

9 years, 3 genres, and 4 records into it, Holy Ghost Tent Revival’s sound has emerged as something different than anyone might have expected. The music, now filled with 3 and 4-part harmonies reminiscent of the Beatles in one section and Motown in the next. The drums, bass, and keys, now centered on a Stax-like groove, and the 3 electric guitars now tastefully breathe dynamics into each song. All-the-while, the organic horns don’t dominate but compliment, like the old Memphis soul horns or The Band in “The Last Waltz”.

Now laced with female vocals, 4 part harmonies, synths, and a second trumpet, HGTR is marrying genres in a way that NPR describes as that of a “soul-rock horn band that recalls 60s and 70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers…”. This new sound has inspired amazing acts like Lake Street Dive, Dr. Dog, Shovels and Rope, and Robert Randolph & the Family Band to share their stage with them and in turn has elevated Holy Ghost Tent Revival to a nationally touring, mainstage-ready band.

The Grass is Dead
Aug
16
7:00 pm19:00

The Grass is Dead

What’s in a name? Sometimes, everything… Grass is Dead are a bluegrass combo paying homage to the music and cultural legacy of The Grateful Dead, arguably America’s first folk rock band and one of the most influential musical artists of the last 50 years. The catalogue of the Dead’s music is a gold mine for string bands and story tellers, and Grass Is Dead have established themselves far and wide as premiere purveyors of this rich tradition of Americana music. Pickin’ and grinnin’ is what they do best, and they have been adapting Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998.

This band is the real deal!! Don't sleep on this special tribute

Doors 7pm Music 8:30pm $5 adv $8 at the door

Goose w/s/g Cousin Earth
Aug
19
8:00 pm20:00

Goose w/s/g Cousin Earth

Live For Live Music Presents Goose back home at The Acoustic!!! Goose has been playing our room for over three years growing there sound and fanbase. Its great to have them play a summer Saturday night!! Cousin Earth will be supporting and opening up this show.

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

Goose is a Funk-Folk band based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. Rick Mitarotonda is the guitarist-singer-songwriter whose folky, hummable melodies are supported by keyboardist Kristopher Yunker, and a deep-pocket rhythm section of Trevor Weekz on Bass, Ben Atkind on drums, and Aaron Hagele on percussion. The band’s music is both memorable and danceable; an organic and easy-to-love mix of funk and contemporary folk, with touches of reggae, jazz, blues, and rock. Tracked in a snowbound lakeside New Hampshire cabin, with mixing and mastering at the Factory Underground in Norwalk, CT, Goose’s debut album ‘Moon Cabin’ ...was released in early 2016. Moon Cabin traverses diverse musical terrain with 3 part harmony vocals and hooks so big you can hang your hat on them; funky improvised solos and adventurous musical interludes. A performance at The Capitol Theatre in October 2016 saw the addition of Goose’s most recent members, Kristopher Yunker (Alan Evans Playonbrother, On The Spot Trio, Wubakia, and Jen Durkin and The Business), and Aaron Hagele, who has shared the stage with such acts as Particle, George Porter Jr, The Werks, and many more.

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The London Souls & Con Brio
Aug
22
7:00 pm19:00

The London Souls & Con Brio

Our favorite duo is back in Black Rock for an August jam session!! The London Souls are fierce music brotherhood that leaves all fans wanting more every night. Con Brio will be joining in on the fun making this the co bill of the summer!!

Advanced discounted tickets on sale now http://thelondonsoulsconbrio.bpt.me/

Doors 7pm Music 8pm

The London Souls’ unique reinterpretation of classic hard-hitting rock and roll formula recalls elements of the past with an ever-present boundless energy, fit to cement their place in the future.

Tash and Chris have been nothing short of a best-kept-secret among New York City concertgoers since the band’s formation in 2008, building a fervent and dynamic fan base leveraged by their ever-substantiated reputation for consistently well-rehearsed and impassioned, explosive live performances.
 

The band’s celebrated sound and spirit draws significant influence from the driving force of British rock pioneers Cream and Led Zeppelin, to billowing and bouncing funk and soul, to the layered harmonies and memorable hooks of The Beatles and The Hollies, to the contemporary psychedelia of My Morning Jacket among many more.

 

Con Brio

Formed in 2013, Con Brio is the offspring of seven musicians with diverse backgrounds but a shared love for the vibrant Bay Area funk and psychedelic-soul sound pioneered by groups like Sly & the Family Stone.

In an era when much has been made of the “death of the album,” there’s no question that Paradise, released internationally in summer 2016, is a fully-formed journey -- a trip made all the more immersive by Caldato’s raw, live style of production. “We tried to create a narrative in the studio, in the same way that we segue between songs live,” explains McCarter of the record’s arc.

From the first primal wail of Benjamin Andrews’ electric guitar on the title track -- Paradise is bookended by intro and outro versions -- the album tells a story about modern life through its contradictions: “Liftoff” speaks of an urge to fly, to transcend the day-to-day with a starry, bird’s-eye view. “Hard Times” brings us crashing back to earth with the struggles of city life, inequality, and a fractured society desperate for healing. “Money” is a revolution, a rejection of societal pressure to equate success with a paycheck and abandon one’s dreams in the process.
 

Jeff Mattson & Friends Ft. Members of Dark Star Orchestra
Sep
9
7:00 pm19:00

Jeff Mattson & Friends Ft. Members of Dark Star Orchestra

We are very excited to announce that Jeff Mattson & Friends will be making a stop in Black Rock to close out summer with us!!  Band is featuring Rob Barraco (of Dark Star Orchestra/Phil & friends), Skip Vangelas (of Dark Star Orchestra), Lisa Mackey (of Dark Star Orchestra) & Tom Barraco

Advanced tickets available http://jeffmattsonandfriends.bpt.me

Doors 7pm Show 8:30pm

Jeff Mattson (guitar, vocals) is a master of eclectic styles. Lead guitarist for Dark Star Orchestra, and the Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson. Jeff is a founding member of the legendary jam band, The Zen Tricksters. He has been a student of the Jerry Garcia style of guitar playing since with early 1970s. In addition to playing in a band currently with Donna Jean Godchaux, Jeff has played with Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, David Nelson, Buddy Cage, Peter Rowan, Martin Fierro, and Vassar Clements.

Jeff, a veteran of over 30 years on the road, is a guitar wizard whose playing ranges from rock & roll to blues, bluegrass, country, jazz, and folk, with a healthy dose of psychedelia. Jeff is also a strong original songwriter and his work is prominently featured on five original albums, including several pieces co-written with bandmate Donna Jean Godchaux and one with Rob Barraco (Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends), "Leave Me Out of This," a track on Phil & Friends Sony CD, There and Back Again.

 

Charlie Hunter Trio
Oct
10
7:00 pm19:00

Charlie Hunter Trio

We are thrilled to announce that the Charlie Hunter Trio will be stopping at The Acoustic on the northeast tour this fall to support his new release. Charlie has been one of the most unique sounding players on the scene for the last 20+ years. This is a not be missed show

Doors 7pm Music 8pm This is a limited seated show so please purchase tickets in advance http://charliehuntertrio.bpt.me

'Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth', the title of which refers to a quote once uttered by heavyweight boxing champion Iron Mike Tyson, was recorded 100% live in a studio in Hudson, New York, Charlie Hunter returns to his quartet to perform 10 all new Blues, Rock, Jazz and Latin flavored songs alongside bandmates Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Bobby Previte (drums), and Curtis Fowlkes (trombone). 'Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth' was released in 2016 on GroundUP Music.


Americana, R&B, Roots & Soul Tour w/ Roosevelt Dime, Harry Jay & the Bling & Jenna Lotti
Jun
25
7:00 pm19:00

Americana, R&B, Roots & Soul Tour w/ Roosevelt Dime, Harry Jay & the Bling & Jenna Lotti

Roots Rhythm & Soul invades Black Rock this summer with three highly skilled bands. Come out and support this tour with some of the most soulful music you will hear today.

Doors 7pm - Music 8pm - $10 adv tickets available http://americanarootssoul.bpt.me

Roosevelt Dime -

Seamlessly combining the feel good groove of classic Rhythm & Blues with acoustic Americana instrumentation, Roosevelt Dime has crafted an infectious style and sound truly their own. Searingly soulful vocals and blues guitar, piano-inspired banjo, and a rhythm section full of New Orleans swagger form the basis of this high powered quartet. By following the strains of American music back to their roots, they not only combine aspects of different genres, but challenge the notion of these differences at their core.


Harry Jay & The Bling -

Harry Jay Smith and The Bling are a contemporary R&B/ Funk group located in Boston, MA. Originally hailing from the DC area, the group now all attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, starting the band in their first semester. The group has been known to give high-energy live performances, and has played all over the Boston and DC areas. The band has been featured on WEMF radio in Boston,


Jenna Lotti

Jenna Lotti is a pop soul singer-songwriter from Boston, MA. Originally writing poetry for self-medication, Lotti began penning open book lyrics at the age of 1...5. Singing only to herself and close friends eventually she was convinced to attend a local open mic in Boston. After nervously singing an original song to an ipod recording she was met with very positive response from the small crowd which led to further musical experimentation.

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The Lawn Boys (A Tribute to Phish)
Jun
24
8:00 pm20:00

The Lawn Boys (A Tribute to Phish)

After months of waiting we finally have The Lawn Boys back in Black Rock!! This is a rescheduled show from a January snow storm so please help bring the love for this great band and songbook. Door 8pm - Two full sets 9:30pm - $10 tickets 

 

The Lawn Boys are a group of musicians dedicated to spreading the joy and music of Phish. They bring the intricate music and experimentally heady jams of Vermont's favorite jam band, Phish, while mixing in their own quirkiness. They are Phish fans that understand the audience’s critical expectation of fresh ideas and spontaneity at every performance. Whether it is a recreation of Phish’s performance or their own skew of Phish through their lenses, the Lawn Boys provide a unique and tailored perspective on Phish

Joanna Teters (Mad Satta) w/ The Telle
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Joanna Teters (Mad Satta) w/ The Telle

Super excited to have Joanna Teters back at The Acoustic for a headlining show!! Getting things warmed up will be The Telle. Doors 8pm - Music 9:30pm

Joanna Teters is carving a place for herself in the hearts and minds of today’s music lovers with original, forward-thinking, new school soul music. Increasingly recognized for her ability to switch effortlessly from lush, deeply sultry tones to rugged reggae and blues, Teters’ serves her audiences with playful and energetic yet poised performances of both original compositions and covers. After many formative years in the mountains of upstate New York, she then went on to pursue her degree at Berklee College of Music where she began to develop her craft over the years as bandleader, songwriter, front woman for Mad Satta, Drew ofthe Drew, SUNDUB, Lowtone Society, and iLa Mawana, to name a few. She now resides in Brooklyn, NY. She is joined onstage by her musical team—bassist Ben Carr, guitarist Ted Morcaldi, drummer Zane West and keyboardist Noah Barker. 

Gratefully Yours
Jun
22
8:00 pm20:00

Gratefully Yours

Happy to announce that Gratefully Yours will finally making there Acoustic debut!!! This tribute is super tight & will get you dancing into the weekend.

Alex Mazur, Keyboards, Vocals:
Adam Czolowski... Guitar, Vocals
Tom Pirozzi... Bass ...
Rob Schiff... Guitarr, Vocals
Jeff Prescott... Drums
Jessica Barlow... Vocals

Ghost-Note (Snarky Puppy side project) w/ MonoNeon
Jun
18
7:00 pm19:00

Ghost-Note (Snarky Puppy side project) w/ MonoNeon

Ghost-Note is back for there third time at The Acoustic. They are undoubtably one the most unique and talent bands on the scene today. Don't miss this special father's day show. Bring a dad, an uncle or any musician lover to see & hear greatness.

Advanced discounted tickets http://ghostnotetheacoustic.bpt.me

Door 7pm Music 8:30pm

If the Grammy Award winning band, Snarky Puppy, was a heart, drummer Robert "Sput" Searight and percussionist Nate Werth serve as its explosive pulse. World renown for their artistic communication through rhythm, this dynamic duo debuts their own project, expanding their percussive voice into a night of melody through innovative grooves and captivating artistry.

 

 

7th Annual Stephen Kellogg's Family BBQ Concert Weekend
Jun
16
Jun 18

7th Annual Stephen Kellogg's Family BBQ Concert Weekend

The Acoustic is very excited to be hosting one of our favorites artist Stephen Kellogg for an entire weekend!! See all info below on how to get tickets for this special event...

Doors open 6:30pm each night and Show Starts at 7:30pm

We are back for the 7th Annual SK Family BBQ! This year we’ll be gathering in Bridgeport, CT on June 16th-18th 2017. Conveniently located just a short drive from New York City, Boston and Hartford airports, Bridgeport, CT is home to SK's early stomping grounds!

There will be two sets each on Friday and Saturday at The Acoustic. In addition to the concerts there will be a BBQ and lawn games on June 17th.

We’ve partnered with the beautiful Trumbull Marriott and have a fantastic rate for folks wishing to travel in for the weekend. To book a room with the SK Family BBQ rate, go to http://tinyurl.com/zbldbbz You are also welcome to call central reservations at 1.800.682.4095 or visit www.marriotttrumbull.com and enter the group code: SKFSKFA in the "Special Rates & Awards".

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-sk-family-bbq-tickets-30011636613?aff=es2

Night 1 (6/16) pass only

https://stephen-kellogg.myshopify.com/collections/experiences/products/7th-annual-sk-family-bbq-night-1-concert-only

Night 2 (6/17) pass only

https://stephen-kellogg.myshopify.com/collections/experiences/products/7th-annual-sk-family-bbq-night-2-concert-only

 

Wild Adriatic w/ Roots of a Rebellion
Jun
15
8:00 pm20:00

Wild Adriatic w/ Roots of a Rebellion

We are thrilled to have Wild Adriatic back in Black Rock at The Acoustic. This band is on fire right now with the release of there new album Feel!! Come early and check out Roots of a Rebellion's first trip to the area. This band will get you up dancing with there southern Reggae sound.
Doors 8pm - Music 9pm
Advanced tickets available http://wildadriaticrootsrebellion.bpt.me

Wild Adriatic

Rooted in the rowdy spirit of rock & roll, Wild Adriatic has built an international audience on a combination of groove, grit, and guitar-heavy swagger.
With th...e power trio's newest album, Feel, bandmates Travis Gray, Rich Derbyshire, and Mateo Vosganian update the sound of their influences -- from Seventies rock to Motown to soul -- for a contemporary audience, taking influence from the past but never losing sight of the present. They aren't revivalists; they're modern men, carrying the torch of melodic, riff-ready, high-energy rock into new territory.

Roots of a Rebellion

Roots of a Rebellion [ROAR] hail from Nashville, TN and bolster Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. In between touring, ROAR has released an "Inner Light EP" in... 2012, a full-length album "Heartifact" in 2014 and most recently "A Brother's Instinct" in 2016.

Power Lemonade Stand Benefit W/ Eggy, Tracy Jo & the Toads and more
Jun
14
7:30 pm19:30

Power Lemonade Stand Benefit W/ Eggy, Tracy Jo & the Toads and more

June marks another "Power Month for Alex" 
Power Home Remodeling is partnering with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation yet again to eradicate childhood cancer. Throughout the month of June, Power will host a series of events and fundraisers within each of the ten markets it offers home improvement services. The CT office is hosting their 2nd annual benefit concert at The Acoustic!!

$10 donation at the door with All proceeds will go to ALSF

Live Music by:
Eggy (Funk / Jam)
Tracy Jo & The Toads (Blues / Soul / Rock)
Envy R Beats - Ro Bless (Rap / Hip Hop / R&B)
32nd Time Out (Bluegrass)

Sketch tha cataclysm with The Furor Poeticus w/s/g Phat A$tronaut & UZOO
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

Sketch tha cataclysm with The Furor Poeticus w/s/g Phat A$tronaut & UZOO

The full band experience for Sketch tha cataclysm returns home to The Acoustic for the first time in years! This is an event not to be missed. Doors 8pm Music 9pm

Advanced discounted tickets available http://sketchthacataclysm.bpt.me

For this show the Furor Poeticus is:

Josue Ramirez - Trumpet
Juan Carlos Vega - Bass
Mo Niklz - Turntables
Darian Cunning - Drums
George Prieto - Saxophone
Cristyn Martino - Backing Vocals, percussion
Will Vega - Guitar
Terell Stafford - keys, organ...
Sketch tha cataclysm - Vocals
And everybody on handclaps


The evening also features performances from Phat A$tronaut and UZOO!

WOLF! featuring Scott Metzger w/ Jamie Mclean Band
Jun
9
8:00 pm20:00

WOLF! featuring Scott Metzger w/ Jamie Mclean Band

We are very excited to have the always awesome WOLF! back at there CT home, The Acoustic!!!

Since there first play at the club back in Jan '16 we new that this band was something special.  Supporting this show is the Jamie Mclean Band. This trio have been writing and touring for almost a decade, rocking cities all over the country. Don't miss this show!! Doors 8pm- Music 9:30pm

Advanced tickets available http://wolfjamiemcleanband.bpt.me


You know Scott Metzger from Joe Russo's Almost Dead? Well when he wants to get his rock on, he plays in a killer trio called Wolf! with drummer Taylor Floreth and bassist Jon Shaw. Taking their cues from a soul, blues, boogaloo, country and rock background, Wolf! seamlessly merge styles to create a party where everyone's welcome...one that you don't want to miss! This Brooklyn-based trio continue to find new and exciting ways to evolve and push what's possible with the classic guitar, bass, and drums formula while maintaining a fundamental groove that's both irresistible and undeniable. Wolf! strives to make great music, and life is too short to listen to bad music.

 

Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band w/s/g Cal Kehoe w/ BKP
Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band w/s/g Cal Kehoe w/ BKP

Scott Sharrard is back for two sets of amazing music with his Brickyard Band!!!                          

Door 7pm - Music 8pm - Supporting act - Cal Kehoe w/ BKP

Advanced discounted tickets http://scottsharrardbrickyardband.bpt.me

Born in Michigan and raised throughout the Midwestern “Rust Belt”, Scott Sharrard began his career in music when his family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the early ‘90’s. Scott spent his teenage years attending Milwaukee’s prestigious High School of The Arts by day while spending his nights playing in clubs and touring with local blues legends like Stokes, Willie Higgins and Harvey Scales and with such international blues and jazz luminaries as Buddy Miles, Melvin Rhyne, and Clyde Stubblefield.

As a sideman and guitarist, Scott is currently best known for his work as a member of The Gregg Allman Band. He has also performed with such artists as: The Allman Brothers, Levon Helm, Amy Helm, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Jennifer Johns, Marshall Crenshaw, Kelley Hunt, Katy Pfaffl, Brian Charette, and Jay Collins & The Kings County Band.

WPKN 6th Annual "GOT BLUEGRASS" Benefit
Jun
7
7:00 pm19:00

WPKN 6th Annual "GOT BLUEGRASS" Benefit

This is the biggest and baddest roots and bluegrass event of the season- WPKN's 6th Annual "GOT BLUEGRASS?' with Hitch & The Giddyup,  The Wool Hats String Band & Graylight Campfire and special guest Lisa Furman. We're raising the final dollars for our new WPKN transmitter. $15 at the door!

Doors 7pm - Music 8pm

WPKN is a nonprofit, community radio station with a proud 50+ year history of serving Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties in CT and Suffolk County in New York...podcasts and streaming at wpkn.org.

Terrapin Flyer Featuring Melvin Seals  w/s/g Skeleton Keys
Jun
6
7:00 pm19:00

Terrapin Flyer Featuring Melvin Seals w/s/g Skeleton Keys

Kevin Black Presents brings Terrapin Flyer featuring Melvin Seals with special guests Skeleton Keys to our Black Rock faithful. This is a super special Tuesday dose of Dead for us that will start the summer off in style!!!
Doors 7 PM -  Music  8 PM

Advanced tickets available - http://melvinseals.brownpapertickets.com
 



Connecticut, get ready for a very special evening of Grateful Dead music with Terrapin Flyer ft. Melvin Seals and special guests Dark Hollow. On the road from Chicago, the Terrapin Flyer bring their own style of the Grateful Dead and JGB with the legendary Hammond B-3 wizard, Melvin Seals. Terrapin Flyer began in 1999 as the house band for the Sunday Grateful Dead Jam at the Boulevard Cafe in Chicago. Through the many associations developed there and many that have continued since the band has grown into one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired touring acts in the nat...ion. The band draws from a variety of skilled musicians including Grateful Dead keyboardists Tom Constanten, Bob Bralove and Vince Welnick (RIP). They also tour with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals and Ratdog guitarist Mark Karan. Additionally, they have done one off shows with guest musicians such as grammy award winning blues harpist Sugar Blue, guitar prodigy Fareed Haque, Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik and musician, songwriter and music journalist David Gans. The band has headlined major festivals and prominent venues across the nation.

Skeleton Keys is a keyboard-centric, electronic exploration of the Grateful Dead, featuring Alex Mazur (Gratefully Yours) and special guest keyboard wizards.

Terrapin  - A Grateful Dead Tribute
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

Terrapin - A Grateful Dead Tribute

The Acoustic is very excited to have Terrapin come and play for all of us. This is a top notch tribute you don't want to miss. See what NY/CT Dead heads are all talking about!!    w/s/g Crispin Cioe on saxophone

Doors 8pm - Music 9pm - Two Full Sets!!

Advanced discounted tickets available http://terrapintheacoustic.bpt.me

Terrapin is the region’s best Grateful Dead experience bringing a raw and emotional interpretation to one of the best-known and beloved catalogs of music anywhere. Having played over shows all around the Tri-State Area, Terrapin plays the songs that Deaeads have loved and listened to for decades. The band plays some of the most complex songs in the Grateful Dead's repertoire with the energy found only in some of the most well known Dead shows. The jams are incredibly adventurous making ach performance reach new plateaus of nother ime and space. Together the embers errapin enlighten and entertain both the true eadhea well a the newly acquainted listener.

Brandon "TAZ" Niederauer Band  w/s/g/ Ben Sparaco Band
Jun
1
7:00 pm19:00

Brandon "TAZ" Niederauer Band w/s/g/ Ben Sparaco Band

The Brandon "TAZ" Niederauer Band make their debut in CT. Opening up the night will be Ben Sparaco. Ben is a unique and talented songwriter with some killer guitar chops  so get here early for a terrific night of music.

All tickets purchased for 2/9 show will be honored .                 

Tickets on Sale Now http://brandonniederauer.bpt.me

Thirteen-year-old guitarist Brandon Niederauer is living proof that dreams really do come true. Having played in the most legendary rooms in America with some of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist/singer/songwriter has built up quite the reputation in the music world, welcoming the nickname “Taz” amongst fans and peers alike.

He’s had the brilliant experiences of playing with members of the Allman Brothers Band including Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as other notable musicians such as Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, The Neville Brothers, Quinn Sullivan, and countless others. He has also played with Umphrey's McGee, Scorpions, Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists, Galactic, and so many more.
 

MOJO's 1st Annual Funky Sing-Along w/ Friends!
May
27
8:00 pm20:00

MOJO's 1st Annual Funky Sing-Along w/ Friends!

Join your friendly Black Rock neighborhood Mo'Bro's in a grand reunion featuring multiple bands (Including Tracy Jo & The Toads), drink specials, local eats, and commemorative T-Shirt Painting.

The party will start @ 8, music will start @ 9, and we will rage until last call.

Sub-Urban, Vinegar Mother, The Recess Bureau & Tales of Joy
May
26
8:00 pm20:00

Sub-Urban, Vinegar Mother, The Recess Bureau & Tales of Joy

Awesome lineup with some real talented musicians for a Friday funk fusion fest!               Come celebrate the start of Memorial Day Weekend with these great young bands!

Sub-Urban - Vinegar Mother - The Recess Bureau - Tales of Joy

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

 

Good Time Boys (Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute) w/ Balkun Brothers
May
25
8:00 pm20:00

Good Time Boys (Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute) w/ Balkun Brothers

The Good Time Boys return for the first time in nearly a year with two sets of Red Hot Chili Peppers at The Acoustic on Thursday, May 25!! Doors 8pm - Two sets at 9pm - $10 tickets
 

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.

Come early to check out the talented Balkun Brothers!! These dudes rock!!

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!

Scott Guberman Band
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

Scott Guberman Band

We are thrilled to have Connecticut's own Scott Guberman back at The Acoustic for a special night of music. Scott has been out west playing in several bands w/Phil Lesh at the temple that is known as Terrapin Crossroads.

This east coast trip the Scott Guberman Band will feature Michael Falzarano (New Riders of the Purple Sage) Joe Gallant (JKB)  Nathan Graham (JKB)

Don't miss this show!! Advance tickets available - http://scottgubermanband.bpt.me

 

Bella's Bartok
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Bella's Bartok

Bella's Bartok returns to Black Rock for what is sure to be a crazy, weird & fun Saturday at The Acoustic. Doors 8pm - Music 9:30pm. Support TBA - $10 at the door

The circus punk powerhouse Bella’s Bartok infuses klezmer punk with pop sensibilities into a spectacle that can’t help but compel you dance!

“Change Yer Life,” the new Bella’s Bartok album released on March 26th, 2016, will excite fans as the first album that truly reflects the band’s pop gold klezm...er punk sound. Says guitarist/accordion and mandolin player Jesse Putnam, this album “contains the songs and sounds as they are meant to be heard; the tunes refined to reflect their individual intentions.” A compilation of fan favorites, “Change Yer Life” invites you to share in the spectacle of the Bella’s Experience, whether while driving, sitting at home, or maybe doing some carefree improvisational dancing and jumping when (you think) nobody’s watching.
 

Jen Durkin & The Business
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Jen Durkin & The Business

Who is more Bridgeport then one & only Jen Durkin?!? She is a true talent and we are so happy to have her band Jen Durkin & The Business back home in Black Rock!!

Door 8pm - Music 9:30pm - $10 at the door

Darian Cunning- GTR
Rich Zurkowski - Bass
Matt Zeiner - Keys
Johnny Durkin - Drums

 

Matt McNulty & Friends
May
18
8:00 pm20:00

Matt McNulty & Friends

Super fun lineup for a Thursday mid May dance party!!!

Doors 8pm Music 9pm $5 cover

Matt McNulty - Sammy Blanchette - Jen Durkin - Scotty Zwang - Alex Wu - Jeff Engborg

 

 

Stella Blues Band w/s/g Kenny Brooks from Ratdog
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

Stella Blues Band w/s/g Kenny Brooks from Ratdog

Well we didn't want to wait too long this time for another SBB party!!

Stella Blues Band is one of the tightest & exciting Grateful Dead Tributes in the area and they have decided to make The Acoustic their Connecticut home. Once again joined by the great Kenny Brooks from Ratdog!!

Doors open at 8:00pm and first set kicks off at 9:00pm http://stellabluesbandkennybrooks.bpt.me

 

 

Baby Dynamite Returns Home w/s/g Liz Dellinger & Friends!
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

Baby Dynamite Returns Home w/s/g Liz Dellinger & Friends!

Hell Yeah!!! Baby Dynamite is back home at The Acoustic where it all pretty much got started. This is such a tremendous band that will keep you dancing and smiling with there funky riffs, excellent songwriting and over all awesomeness, Word is that they may be paying some special tribute to a Rolling Stones record that is celebrating its 45th Anniversary. Not to be missed.

Supporting Baby Dynamite is the talented and beautiful Elizabeth Dellinger!! Liz has a band full of heavy hitters to get this long crazy night started

Doors 8pm - Music 9pm - Advanced tickets available  http://babydynamitelizdellinger.bpt.me

OTS - On The Spot Trio w/ Special Guests!!
May
11
8:00 pm20:00

OTS - On The Spot Trio w/ Special Guests!!

OTS is back in Black Rock for another installment of psychedelic soul!!! This band keeps you dancing with both ears open all night long. Per usual, they have a handful of very special guests including Mary Corso (Eric Krasno's Band and Broca's Area), Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout), Mike Ohemen (formerly of West End Blend) and possibly more, so keep an eye out & come hang!!! Never know what you're gonna get at an OTS (On The Spot) Trio show!  Doors 8pm - Music 9pm - $5 at the door

Concert for a Cure - A Benefit for Diabetes Research Institute w/ The Alpaca Gnomes
May
6
7:00 pm19:00

Concert for a Cure - A Benefit for Diabetes Research Institute w/ The Alpaca Gnomes

Steven and Lauren Field's will be hosting a benefit concert at the Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT. 100% of the proceeds from the evening will go the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), whose sole purpose is to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The Alpaca Gnomes will be performing a full show in support of this great cause.

To buy tickets or make a donation, click here: https://www.diabetesresearch.org/concertforacure

 

Cosmic Jibaros Annual Cinco De Mayo
May
5
8:00 pm20:00

Cosmic Jibaros Annual Cinco De Mayo

It's that time of the year and it falls on a FRIDAY!! Cinco De Mayo and our clubs favorite tradition with Cosmic Jibaros Annual Show!!

Don't miss the amazing sounds this band can make and its incredible gang of musicians.

Doors 8pm - Music 930pm - Drink specials and dancing all night long

Dead Sage featuring Michael Falzarano, Barry Mitterhoff & more
May
4
8:00 pm20:00

Dead Sage featuring Michael Falzarano, Barry Mitterhoff & more

Dead Sage explores music of the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Band, Hot Tuna and other classics of the genre from a rockin’ blues perspective, along with originals steeped in old-school soul & craftsmanship... and what a killer lineup!!!

Featuring Michael Falzarano - Guitar / vox (NRPS, Hot Tuna); Barry Mitterhoff - Mandolin (Hot Tuna); Rob Wolfson - Guitar / vox (Illuminati); Frank Canino - bass, vox (Cornell DuPree, Joe Cocker)
Doors 8pm - Music 9pm


 

 

Wobblesauce w/s/g ShwizZ
Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

Wobblesauce w/s/g ShwizZ

We are happy to have the Wobblesauce Saucery Overload Tour stop in Black Rock at The Acoustic. The always great ShwizZ will be opening up the show

 Advanced tickets available http://wobblesaucetheacoustic.bpt.me

Out of Boston, MA, Wobblesauce blasts through generic boundaries as a unique concoction of electronica, rock, and overall action-packed instrumental dance music! Trained in various musical tracts, members Jake Boynton (Bass), Mike Hallock (Guitar), Steve Learson (Keys, Synths), and Scotty Zwang (Drums) combine killer keyboard riffs and sultry synthesizer soundscapes with live drums, heavy bass, and soaring guitar solos to create a one-of-a-kind, energetic, live concert experience.

 Wobblesauce is also known as the founders of the event Wobble Wednesdays in Boston, MA, which from 2010-2015 ran for a staggering 264 consecutive weeks! During that time, members of Wobblesauce hosted and collaborated with such notable acts as: Keys N Krates, Paper Diamond, Grandtheft, Michal Menert, ESKMO, and Jojo Mayer; as well as members of: Destroid, Pretty Lights Live Band, Lotus, The Disco Biscuits, Emancipator Ensemble, Pendulumn, Lettuce, Shpongle Live Band, and many more!

 In the fall of 2015, Wobblesauce was personally invited to hit the road with British space-rockers and jamtronica pioneers Ozric Tentacles. From New England to Nashville, TN, the Ozric/Wobble Tour stopped at 3 venues and 3 festivals. On the last night of the run, Wobblesauce's friend, and drummer of Lotus, Mike Greenfield, sat in for the entire set and helped the boys deliver one of the best late-night sets of the event! In the past, members of Wobblesauce have also collaborated on stage with other world-class musicians such as drummer Billy Martin of Medeski Martin and Wood, drummer Jeff Franca (AKA Congo Sanchez) of Thievery Corporation, as well as Michael Travis and Jason Hann of String Cheese Incident and EOTO.