The Acoustic

Bar & Music Hall

The best sounding, best looking stage in town.

Built for musicians, by musicians.

Tracy Jo & The Toads Free Fall Residency - 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25
Oct
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Tracy Jo & The Toads Free Fall Residency - 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25

The Acoustic brings back Tracy Jo & The Toads for the whole month of October!

Catch Tracy and her crew every Wednesday with a featured guest opener. No cover charge. Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9pm.

10/4 ft. Remember September
10/11 TBA
10/18 ft. Drew Angus
10/25 ft. Frank Viele

Here is a taste of the magic that happens when these guys hit the stage with there friends!!

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DYNAMO wsg Boogie Chillun
Oct
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

DYNAMO wsg Boogie Chillun

DYNAMO is back at The Acoustic to follow up there steller performance this past summer. They are selling out clubs and theaters all over the south and soon to be in the northeast. Come check out your next favorite band from Music City!!

Come early and dance your pants off to the always tight and groovy Boogie Chillun!!!

Doors 8pm Music 9pm $7 at the door

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Bumpin Uglies wsg Oogee Wawa & Roxy Roca late night set
Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Bumpin Uglies wsg Oogee Wawa & Roxy Roca late night set

Get ready to dance the night away with some seriously fun grooves from Bumpin Uglies wsg Oogee Wawa. Its going to be a party!!!

Be sure to stick around for Roxy Roca late night set of funk & soul!!

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

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 whi...le 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.

The Bumpin Uglies’ origin story begins with singer/guitarist Brandon Hardesty playing open mics around Maryland. He met bassist Dave Wolf not too long after and Bumpin Uglies was born. With a proper set of wheels and TJ Haslett on drums, they went off to spread their music across the country like modern day Johnny Appleseeds. The group recently added Chad Wright on keyboards, expanding on their sound.
Raised on everything from Bad Religion and The Beach Boys to Sublime and Reel Big Fish, Bumpin Uglies have managed to take inspiration from some of the best out there, run it through their own distinctive filter and end up with a truly original take on the various genres creating an original hybrid. With a unique sound that’s nearly impossible to ignore, the band has gotten everyone from dreadlocked kids to PBR-fueled tattooed punks moving their heads to their music at festivals and on headlining tours across the country.

When they aren’t on the road, they’ve been camped in the studio, churning out three full lengths, two EPs and a live record. Their latest, 2016’s Keep It Together came out on Right Coast Records and is proof that the band has found their groove. The album consists of a dozen stand-out tracks, any one of which could be considered instant classics for the band

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Swift Technique w/s/g TBA
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Swift Technique w/s/g TBA

Swift Technique makes there Acoustic debut on Saturday Oct 21st!!! This is sure to be a down right dancing frenzy!!

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

Swift Technique's unique blend of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop and relentless showmanship has propelled the group into their most successful period to date. Featuring the powerhouse vocal tandem of Chelsea ViaCava and Nik Greeley, the band is releasing two new singles, “Lucky Bump” and “Reason to Be” to add to an ever-growing recording catalogue.

With bombastic horns, thunderous bass and drums, driving guitar and keys, and more dance moves than you can shake a booty at, Swift Tech’s live performances are unmatched in energy, musicianship and pure feel-good fun. And with a recent appearance on the award winning Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, the group is commanding national attention.

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G-nome Project w/s/g Mushroom Cloud
Oct
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

G-nome Project w/s/g Mushroom Cloud

We are so excited to have the G-Nome Project at The Acoustic this fall. This is a band that has been on our wish list for a long time. Come check out the magic!!!

Tour Opener at the Acoustic with the Mushroom Cloud!!!
 Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
 21+ | Doors: 7PM | Show: 8:30PM

G-Nome Project is Israels premier Livetronica band. Formed in September 2012, G-Nome Project is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases in the country, packing venues to capacity in their home city, Jerusalem, and expanding rapidly to the heart of the artistic scene in Israels center in greater Tel Aviv. The band is comprised from a super group of four nationally renowned musiciansZechariah Reich, Chemy Soibelman, Shlomo Langer and Eyal Salomonwho each bring a distinctive flavor to the dynamic electro-funk palate of this Jerusalem-based quartet. G-Nome Project is the product of their longstanding musical vision to form an ensemble focused heavily on improvisation while blending elements of electronica, dance, and funk into progressive original compositionsa style that has been coined Grilled Cheese Funk at its finest. Fans of many colors flock to the bands shows for the music, good vibes, and hardcore dancing that exemplify the character of the G-Nome community.

 Keyboard / Eyal Salomon
 Bass / Zechariah Reich
 Drums / Chemy Soibelman
 Guitar / Shlomo Langer

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Formula 5 & Cycles
Oct
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Formula 5 & Cycles

Come down to The Acoustic for a Thursday night rager with Formula 5 and Cycles on October 26th! Formula 5 hits first at 9pm. This event is sponsored by NYS Music.

Formula 5 is a four-piece improvisational rock band out of Albany, NY, featuring Joe Davis (guitar/vocals), Greg Marek (drums), James Woods (bass), and Matt Richards (keys/vocals). With a diverse catalogue of distinctive originals and familiar covers, Formula 5 will keep your feet moving and your mind engaged. Blending high-energy Rock n Roll with tasteful grooves, there is an emphasis on collective, goal-driven improvisation. Every performance is unique, leaving the listener excited for where the band may venture with their broad range of styles at their next... show.

CYCLES:
The Denver-based power trio, Cycles, comprised of Patrick Harvey (guitar), Michael Wood (drums), and Tucker McClung (bass/vocals) are on a musical mission to melt your mind. Self-described as “psychedelic rock fusion”, Cycles effortlessly blends rock, jazz, hip-hop, soul, and much more creating a versatile soundscape that makes each live show different than the last. Striving for variety in each set, Cycles carefully construct a live show designed to thrill. Each member brings a special set of skills and influences to the table. Living in the same house together and practicing hours upon hours each day has created a profound chemistry between the band members that truly shines through in the live setting. Tucker McClung is a powerful commander of the bass who never shies away from applying the melodic nature of the instrument all the while leading the show with compelling vocals. Michael Wood, with his tight and jazzy drum beats, works tirelessly to keep the band on track through intricate tempo changes and wide-open space. Patrick Harvey’s dominating guitar shred is what completes the band’s sound and often drives them to take the jams into outer space.
 

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Creamery Station Halloween Party w/s/g The Brotherhood
Oct
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Creamery Station Halloween Party w/s/g The Brotherhood

Creamery Station is proud to announce it is playing at this year's Halloween Bash at The Acoustic in Bridgeport. This is gonna be a big one y'all!! A Case Of Space on liquid light projections and our good friends in The Brotherhood will be opening up the night.

Only a $5 admission OR 2 for 1 admission when you both come in a costume!

Costume Contest:
Best costume wins a FREE ONE MONTH ENTRY PASS for The Acoustic for the entire month of November.. Awesome!!! See y'all down there! 🐮🤘👽

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The Funky Knuckles
Oct
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Funky Knuckles

Calling all Music Lovers out there!!! This is a Jazz & Funk night with The Funky Knuckles that you won't want to miss!!!

Doors 7pm Music 8:30pm $10 in advance www.thefunkyknuckles.bpt.me

The inevitable result of a talent-soaked soul and jazz community, The Funky Knuckles are taking the sound of Dallas to an entirely different level. They have been together six years and have held a weekly residency since the beginning. The band is comprised of sidemen from some of the most respected acts in the music industry (Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Chrisette Michelle, Talib Kweli, P. Diddy, The Polyphonic Spree, etc.), yet possesses a sound distinctly separate from any of their individual projects.

The Funky Knuckles move together musically as a school of fish, never complacent and always stretching the boundaries of improvisation and composition. Whether performing original music or standards, they draw from each members musical experiences to create their unique genre-bending sound. After the release of their debut album on GroundUP Music, As of Lately, The Knuckles added a full-time horn section and began touring nationally.

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Dead Meets Marley
Nov
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Dead Meets Marley

Grateful Dead & Bob Marley go together oh so well. Come check out this special tribute with alternating sets from Hide Tide and The Sticky Greens!!

Lost Sailors & Red Stripe specials all night long!!

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

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Brandon "Taz" Niederauer w/s/g Baby Dynamite
Nov
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Brandon "Taz" Niederauer w/s/g Baby Dynamite

The Acoustic is thrilled to have Brandon "Taz" Niederauer back in Black Rock for a special Friday you won't soon forget!!
Baby Dynamite will be supporting this show with there amazing blend of Rock, Soul & Blues!!

Doors 7:00 Music 8:30pm

Tickets on sale now ---> http://brandonniederauerband.bpt.me/ 

Fourteen-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.

It started when Brandon watched the movie School of Rock at eight-years-old. Also inspired by his... fathers record collection, he instantly realized he wanted to play guitar. Four years later, he was cast as the principle role of guitarist Zack Mooneyham in the Tony Award-
nominated Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway production, School of Rock the Musical at the Winter Garden Theatre.

Living in New York City welcomes great opportunity for Brandon to play with some of his most idolized musicians. Hes had the brilliant experiences of playing with members of the Allman Brothers Band including Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as other notable musicians such as Buddy Guy,
Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, 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, John Popper, and countless others. He has also played with Umphrey's McGee, Scorpions, Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists, Galactic, and so many more.

Baby Dynamite music has been described as Shit-Stompin-Thumpin-Funkin Rock n Roll covered in sweet soul that's reminiscent of the 70's. And that it is!!! Come see for yourself!

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Nov
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

XXX Wolf! XXX

We are thrilled to welcome back Scott Metzger and WOLF! to The Acoustic on Saturday November 18th!!
Support tba

Doors 8pm
Music 9:30pm

Advance tickets on sale now -  https://wolftheacoustic.bpt.me

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.

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The Breakfast -  Annual Thanksgiving Eve Show
Nov
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Breakfast - Annual Thanksgiving Eve Show

That's right Bfam. The Tradtion continues!!
It's Breakfast for Dinner again and not just any dinner, but the night before the big one. We're hosting our 3rd annual Thanksgiving Eve blowout in Black Rock. Come make some memories and have some amazing stories to tell around the dinner table when you are hanging with relatives the next day.

Tickets on sale www.thebreakfasttheacoustic.bpt.me

$15adv/$20 DOS

The Breakfast is a hard-hitting jazz rock experimental quartet whose music ranges from progressive rock to sonic landscapes. The Breakfast's sound and energy are founded in the psychedelic but their music features some incredibly well-crafted song structures and melodies, showing the members' gifts as highly talented musicians. Indeed, original members Tim Palmieri (guitar) and Adrian Tromantano (drums) provide the distinguishing characteristics the band has thrived on from the beginning. The two are able to reach near-telepathic communication on stage, ripping through progressive shredding licks and jams without missing a beat. This is held together by the sonic glue of longtime, though newly re-added, keyboardist Jordan Giangreco, and supported from beneath by the jazz sensibilities of bassist Chris DeAngelis.

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The Magic Beans
Dec
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Magic Beans

We are excited to welcome back The Magic Beans to The Acoustic Stage. This band is the perfect blend of all things jammy!!

Doors 8:00pm Music 9:00pm $7adv/$10 Dos www.magicbeans.bpt.me
21+

The Magic Beans are a band sprouted from the cultural island of Colorado that are set out to bring their unique, genre-blending music to the masses and inspire good times. In the modern age, where things are no longer quite as black and white; the Beans strive to be as inclusive as possible by skirting the lines between many genres within their unique sound. Music can encompass so many different feels and emotions and it is the bands goal to incorporate as much of it as they can into their sound and sometimes even one composition. Listeners are left with a danceable ode to funk, rock, bluegrass, americana, livetronica, world, prog, and more. Fans have effectively dubbed the genres they hear as spacefunk, ameritronica, and groovegrass.

Todays modern music listener no longer defines themselves within one genre, in favor of enjoying as much diversity as they can. It is upon this new musical paradigm of inclusivity that the Beans have grown one of the largest fan bases in their region, the self-named Team Bean. The group uses no pre-recorded tracks or samples in favor of a more traditional approach to music; original songwriting and continually pushing the envelope are what have set this group apart. Seamlessly combining traditional genres with modern dance music, The Magic Beans strive to be original and expressive of the modern music lover.

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West End Blend w/s/g Taxis
Dec
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

West End Blend w/s/g Taxis

We are excited to welcome back West End Blend to Black Rock for a Holiday time play!! 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. Taxis will be supporting this show making there Acoustic debut.

Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm  $10

 

 

 

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The Funky Dawgz Christmas Party
Dec
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Funky Dawgz Christmas Party

This will be the second Christmas time play in as many years for CT's favorite brass band, The Funky Dawgz!! This is the party of all parties before the big holiday so come rage and see what all the hype is about!!!


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

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band are one of the premier touring acts on the live music scene today. Emerging from Connecticut, these young men have engulfed the spirit and traditions of New Orleans as well as earned the respect from local musicians who grew up and reside in the city. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself during a show as they play a contagious upbeat mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, hip hop, funk, and today’s top hits with a brass twist.

They have toured internationally and have been featured in all corners of the live music scene. From playing sold out shows at Madison Square Garden as the horn section for Dispatch, to Camp Bisco, to closing out The Peach Music Festival, their performances flow seamlessly from EDM festivals to jam band festivals to traditional New Orleans second line parades.

There is a reason they were featured as one of Live For Live Music's Brass Bands You Need To Know. The Funky Dawgz are dropping jaws. These high energy horns have been featured on bills with Dispatch, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, We The Kings, Snarky Puppy, The Soul Rebels, Lettuce, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Twiddle, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Ryan Montbleau, and Glen David Andrews and the list continues.
 

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Marco Benevento
Dec
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento is back in Black Rock!! Start your New Years celebration a night early with us!!

Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm www.marcobeneventotheacoustic.bpt.me
$15adv/$18 DOS

For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work. His studio albums and live performances set forth a vision that connects the dots in the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell, pulsating with dance rock energy, but with smart, earthy songwriting to match. It has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Pickathon, Mountain Jam to Treefort Festival, while headlining shows coast to coast.

Marco Benevento’s latest studio LP, The Story of Fred Short, and its companion live release, The Woodstoc...k Sessions, is some of his finest and most adventurous work to date—a maestro making "bold indie rock" says Brooklyn Vegan, while the LA Times raves, “Benevento continues to straighten his twisted sound into the guise of an indie-rock singer-songwriter, harnessing his inventive sonic palette into rewardingly bite-size pop songs that touch on disco and soul." Honing his psych rock and late night dance party sensibilities, the recordings find the pianist citing everything from Harry Nilsson, Manu Chau and Gorillaz as inspiration.

As anybody who's seen Marco Benevento perform can attest, with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys, he's a satellite to the muse. With a devout and growing fan-base, Benevento is an artist whose story is only beginning to unfold.

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Ada Pasternak returns to CT
Oct
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ada Pasternak returns to CT

We are very excited to welcome back Ada Pasternak to not only The Acoustic but back home in Connecticut!!! She has been out in California the past 14 months making a name for herself out west, performing and writing music. Come by, have a drink, say hello and listen to some incredible music by an incredible talent!!!

Doors 7:30pm Music8:00pm

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Cosmic Jibaros Puerto Rico Benefit
Oct
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Cosmic Jibaros Puerto Rico Benefit

Come move your feet and put your hearts together to stand with Puerto Rico!! Outside food is welcome, so grab your dinner and come enjoy and evening of community support.

Doors open at 5:00pm

Suggested donation of $20 - Minimum donation $10

Proceeds benefit The Band Together Fund for Save the Children (Band Together has generously offered to match funds donated at the show up to $2000!!)

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Late in the Evening - An All-Star Paul Simon Tribute
Oct
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Late in the Evening - An All-Star Paul Simon Tribute

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We're bringing together members of Max Creek, Rane, Eggy, Legion of Jerry, Dead Show, Auburn Mode, Tyrone Shoelaces and more to celebrate the music and legacy of Paul Simon, including a FULL performance of Graceland! featuring
Travis Lamothe (Rane) - drums
Jamemurrel Stanley (Max Creek) - percussion
Jeff Martinson (Legion of Jerry, Dead Show) - Guitar, Vox
Jake Brownstein (Eggy) - Guitar, Vox
Jeff Bowen (Legion of Jerry, Dead Show) - Guitar, Vox
Nico D'amico (Afro-Reggae All Stars) - Bass
Dani Battat (Eggy) - Keys
Chip Fenney (Auburn Mode) - Horns
Chris Vece - Horns
Sarah Polley (Tyrone Shoelaces) - Vox
Kate Hubbard (Legion of Jerry) - Vox

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

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Jay Stollman's All-Star Stax Celebration w/ Rang-A-Boom Late Night set!
Oct
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jay Stollman's All-Star Stax Celebration w/ Rang-A-Boom Late Night set!

Jay Stollman and his All-Star lineup are gonna get some SOUL UNDER CONTROL with a tribute to the best of Stax Records. From Memphis to Black Rock!!!
Featuring:
Jay Stollman, Scott Spray,"Hollywood" Steve Gaspar, Bill Harris, Lee Finkelstein,Jeremy Goldsmith, Eddie Torres and more.

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It just keeps getting better!!!! 3 phenomenal special guests just added...the amazing Christine Tambakis of Tangled Vine and Baby Dynamite fame...3 Time British Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist of The Year, Matt Schofield and Memphis Soul/Blues Royalty...Vaneese Thomas, daughter of Memphis Soul and Blues Legend, Rufus Thomas and sister of The Queen of Memphis Soul, Carla Thomas. Vaneese, a star in her own right has an enjoyed a stellar career, logging thousands of performances backing Aretha, Sting and many others, in addition to her solo shows. I am so honored to have these talented friends joining me at The Acoustic...FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th. Better get tix in advance....gonna get crazy in there!!!!

Door 7pm Music 8:30pm...
$15 adv tickets available http://jaystollmanstaxshow.bpt.me


Late Night set of Funk from Shane Kirsch Rang-a-Boom

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Charlie Hunter Trio
Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Box of Rain - Playing Essential Grateful Dead 68-74
Oct
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Box of Rain - Playing Essential Grateful Dead 68-74

Box of Rain is returning by popular after last years first show in Bridgeport. This group of seasoned musicians take on The Grateful Dead song book from the early years and run with it. Tight jams & wonderful harmonies make this tribute stand out from most.

Doors 8pm Music 9pm $10 adv tickets / $12 at the door

BOX OF RAIN is the classic six piece that pay’s tribute to the most prolific and finest period of the GRATEFUL DEAD, 68-74. Featuring an all star linup with former members of Dark Star Orchestra, Living Earth , Zen Tricksters and Dead On Live, BOX OF RAIN channels the sound and magic that could have only happened at that special time.

And what a time it was…the Dead were at the height of both their songwriting and improvisational prowess!!! Featuring an extended Pig Pen presence, one very swingin’ drummer and the most coherent and visceral space and improvisations, the typical 5-6 hour GD performances were legendary and a trip for sure.

BOX OF RAIN is a true labor of love with Bob Stirner ( Living Earth / Boris Garcia ) on lead guitar,Dave Berg ( DSO, Dead On Live ) on guitar, Jerry Marks ( Living Earth ) on bass and Pig Pen vocals,Bud Burroughs ( Boris Garcia ) on keys ,Tim Kelly ( Boris Garcia, Montana Wildaxe ) on drums and Jon Bernstein on harmonica
BOX OF RAIN plays GOOD OL' GRATEFUL DEAD!!!
 

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Bella's Bartok (Cancelled there show) The Fritz will be performing two full sets of funk for FREE
Oct
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Bella's Bartok (Cancelled there show) The Fritz will be performing two full sets of funk for FREE

Bella's Bartok set is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances from the band. We are sorry for those who were looking forward to there set.

Good News dance fans!! The Fritz will be performing two full sets of funk ya'll!! 

Be sure to check out The Fritz new record Natural Mind!!!

Doors 8pm Music 9pm FREE

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Matt Helm Experience w/s/g Matt McNulty Band
Sep
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Matt Helm Experience w/s/g Matt McNulty Band

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Come check out Terrapin's own Matt Helms in his musical experience. Matt brings together some of the best players in GD scene to make the music come to life!!!

The MHE Big Band

Fayer//McNulty//Bernstein//O'Connor// Blumenfield

Matt McNulty & Friends is a revolving cast of CTs best doing what they do best. McNulty will be debuting a new project covering the music of Phish with "A Host of Ghosts"!!!

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

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Midnight North w/s/g Leslie Mendelson
Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Midnight North w/s/g Leslie Mendelson

Midnight North is back!! This is there 3rd visit in the last 12 months and we are thrilled to welcome this amazing band back with open arms!! They are red hot and not to be missed!! We are also very excited to have Leslie Mendelson make her Black Rock debut supporting this show. Leslie has an amazing new album out that will knock your socks off. Don't miss this one.

Doors 7pm Music 8:30pm

Advance tickets available - www.midnightnorththeacoustic.bpt.me

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FUNK YOU w/s/g Cabin Fever
Sep
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

FUNK YOU w/s/g Cabin Fever

We are very excited to bring Funk You to Black Rock for the first time. This band is super funky and will be making a big splash in the years to come in the Funk world!!

Local Favorite, Cabin Fever will be kicking things off for this Saturday night dance party!!

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

Hailing from the east side GA town of Augusta, FUNK YOU is an outgoing burst of energy that is continually climbing their way to the top of the music scene. This "funk" oriented outfit projects multiple musical styles focusing mainly on dance driven grooves with powerful clean vocals. Incorporating intriguing musical composition, tasteful lyrics, and crowd captivating live performances, FUNK YOU is surely to make an imprint on your musical taste.

FUNK YOU provides the audience with a furious fusion of influences ranging from Umphrey's Mcgee, Lettuce, James brown, and Stevie ...Wonder. By colliding funk, jam, rock, fusion, and prog into one uniform sound, these guys will keep your jaw dropped and your feet moving without stopping. Their songs combine lush ambiance, catchy vocals, and intense shredding simultaneously into a unique well defined sound.
 

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

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.

 

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Hubinger St. w/s/g Andy Mowatt's Steely Jam
Sep
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Hubinger St. w/s/g Andy Mowatt's Steely Jam

They're back!! Hubinger St. is back at The Acoustic for there annual visit. This local band has been keeping us all grooving for many years and its a privledgeto have them hit the stage once again. Andy Mowatt's Steely Jam with be opening up the night. Super tight funk driven group out of PA. Lets show them so Black Rock Love!!!

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

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Primate Fiasco w/s/g This Way to the Egress
Sep
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Primate Fiasco w/s/g This Way to the Egress

Another band with accordion and tuba? There's gonna have to be a fight.

Primate Fiasco - The band that you already thought was wierd just changed it up again. Come find out what's different. This Way To The Egress will be hitting the stage early getting things ready with there own weirdness

Doors 8pm Music 9pm $10 at the door

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Big Yachty - Yacht Rock Tribute Show and Labor Day Bash!
Sep
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Big Yachty - Yacht Rock Tribute Show and Labor Day Bash!

What happens when six School of Rock All-Stars come together to celebrate the smooth rock sounds of the 70s? Big Yachty. Playing Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, Hall & Oates, Fleetwood Mac, Captain and Tennille and all your other FM radio classics. You will know every word to every song. Brought to life with great harmonies and tight grooves.

So come spend a holiday weekend Sunday night with us!! Special guests TBA
Doors 8pm music 9:30pm
$5 cover
Drink specials all night long
 

 

 

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Balkun Brothers w/s/g The Alpaca Gnomes
Sep
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Balkun Brothers w/s/g The Alpaca Gnomes

Balkun Brothers return to Black Rock to rock at The Acoustic. Special guests The Alpaca Gnomes open the show! Both Bands are on a tear right now. Don't miss local madness with these two gems!!

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

After coming onto the music scene with their powerful brand of psychedelic rock n’ roll, Balkun Brothers are creating a style of music all their own in the USA ...and worldwide. Founding members Steve Balkun (guitar/vocals) and Nick “The Hammer” Balkun (drums/vocals) are gaining followers across the world, becoming known for their high-energy live shows. Balkun Brothers bring a fresh mixture of funk, rock, blues, and intense improvisation that has been impressing crowds from Paris to Amsterdam to New York City.

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MM&F Presents "Talkpeck Soundsystem" Part II
Aug
26
to Aug 27

MM&F Presents "Talkpeck Soundsystem" Part II

Come join Matt McNulty & Friends at The Acoustic in Black Rock, CT as we perform a night of Talking Heads, Vulfpeck & LCD Soundsystem with a few surprises in between. This all star band will surely have you dancing to the early morning hours. Don't miss out on what's sure to be a very memorable evening at The Acoustic. Just $10 at the door!

Matt McNulty - Guitar/Vocals
Sammy Blanchette - Guitar/Vocals (CK3/Hubinger St.)
Jen Durkin - Vocals (Deep Banana Blackout) & Avery Acevedo - Vocals
Johnny Durkin - Percussion (Deep Banana Blackout)
Scotty Zwang - Drums (RAQ)
Miles Livolsi - Bass
Jeffrey Seagullborg - Keys (Great Blue)

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Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm

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Bobby Deitch Band w/ Tracy Jo & the toads
Aug
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Bobby Deitch Band w/ Tracy Jo & the toads

The Bobby Deitch Band are excited to bring there uplifiting original soul music to The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT on Friday August 25th. The night starts out with Tracy Jo & The Toads rocking American blues and gritty soul.

Doors 8pm Music 9pm $10 at the door

Following an illustrious career as a musician, educator and songwriter, the time is right to share Bobby's meaningful songs with the world. Bobby Deitch Band released its debut album Grateful at The Blue Note on April 11th. Many great musicians shared their gifts on this family affair including son and Grammy award nominee Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science), 2 time Grammy winner Nigel Hall (Lettuce, Nigel Hall Band), George Porter jr. (The Funky Meters), Eric Krasno (Lettuce, Eric Krasno Band), Adam "Shmeeans" Smirnoff (Lettuce), Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce, Nth Power), Jon Clearly (Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen) and other phenomenal players.

 

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

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.
 

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

Goose w/s/g Cousin Earth

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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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Diesel Lady (Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds side project)
Aug
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Diesel Lady (Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds side project)

Diesel Lady (featuring members of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds) returns to The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT for a night of super funky originals and covers. GET PUMPED.

Here's a great writeup on this exciting project and lineup:

http://liveforlivemusic.com/features/sister-sparrow-sax-brian-graham/

And here's a video so you can check out their sound:

 

Diesel Lady is:
Josh Myers, bass
Dan Boyden, drums
Max Cantlin, guitar
Brian Graham, sax
Phil Rodriguez, trumpet

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

 

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Shakey Zimmerman performing the songs of Bob Dylan & Neil Young w/ Jennifer Mydland & Matt Rae Trio
Aug
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shakey Zimmerman performing the songs of Bob Dylan & Neil Young w/ Jennifer Mydland & Matt Rae Trio

We are thrilled to have Shakey Zimmerman and friends play The Acoustic this August. Along for the trip is the very talented Jennifer Mydland. In fact this is Jennifer's East Coast debut!! So lets show here the love in Black Rock!!!

Joe Gallant, Jeff Pearlman, Mike Marble & The Matt Rae Trio rounds out this steller night of music!! Tickets on sale now www.shakeyzimmernamydland.bpt.me

Doors 7pm Music 8pm

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

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

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

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.

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