The Acoustic

Bar & Music Hall

The best sounding, best looking stage in town.

Built for musicians, by musicians.

Jen Durkin & The Business, Lespecial
Apr
3
Apr 4

Jen Durkin & The Business, Lespecial

Do I have to tell you about JD & The Business? You know this is going to be a good time, The Business always delivers the goods. And Lespecial? One of the most innovative groups on the scene today. Put them together on one bill and you have a monster night of music.

Dead Show w/s/g Bill Carbone (Max Creek, Z3), Jordan Giangreco (Viral Sound, The Breakfast)
Apr
4
9:30 pm21:30

Dead Show w/s/g Bill Carbone (Max Creek, Z3), Jordan Giangreco (Viral Sound, The Breakfast)

Dead Show is playing on Saturday night, April 4. Bill Carbone (Max Creek, Z3) will be joining our own Brian "Duke'' Konopka for double-drumming Grateful epicness!! Also in the Dead Show line-up will be our friend and way awesome keyboardist, Jordan Giangreco (Viral Sound, The Breakfast)....an inspired night of live music it promises to be! Thanks all!!!

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why
Apr
9
9:00 pm21:00

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why

Quincy and The Reason Why are excited to continue their tireless performance schedule, whether they are out for a 3 day weekend run in the northeast, headlining a packed home town show, or hosting a 2 set super jam across country. Mumford’s previous tours have found him sharing the stage with Slightly Stoopid, Rusted Root, moe., Donovan Frankenreiter, Tedeschi Trucks Band and performing at major music festivals The Gathering of the Vibes and Musikfest.

Eggy, Balls Deep in Funk
Apr
11
9:00 pm21:00

Eggy, Balls Deep in Funk

Eggy is an exciting four piece, high-energy rock band from New Haven, CT that devotes their efforts towards captivating live shows. Eggy is the melting pot of funk, progressive rock, Americana and R&B elements. 

Rico Lewis & Smoovtime
Apr
18
Apr 19

Rico Lewis & Smoovtime

Don't miss the return of the Spank!!!! Tell all your friends and family to come and dance the night away with Rico Lewis & Smoovtime with Special Guest. Nothing but a Funky Good Time 

Gang of Thieves, Mojo
Apr
24
9:00 pm21:00

Gang of Thieves, Mojo

These legendary Vermont Rockers bring the funky fury of the Northeast with them wherever they go. A national touring act, Gang of Thieves lives up to their name and reputation by stealing the ability to stand still. Pulling from a large base of influences, they are coming to you live in support of their NEW ALBUM: THUNDERFUNK!


Mar
31
7:30 pm19:30

Open Mic Tuesday! Featured act The Darian Cunning Project

The best, longest running Open Mic in the State. Multi-year award winning open mic. Don't settle for playing your stuff in a corner of noisy bar. Strut your stuff on a real stage, with professional sound and lights.

Full backline provided.

Signups at 7:30, performances start at 8:30. Featured act has a 45 minute set.

Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Airloom
Mar
28
Mar 29

Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Airloom

CDB layers influences from Rock, Reggae, Dub, Funk, Pop, and their self-named New Wave-tronica to form an intimate bond with the audience. Matt Beckett's funky futuristic bass sounds, Eric Hyland's precise timing on the drums, Matt Dempsey's tasteful guitar licks, and Chris Sellas's keys/synths blend to complete their truly unique sound.

The Hollywood All-Stars
Mar
27
9:00 pm21:00

The Hollywood All-Stars

The Hollywood Allstars Live at The Acoustic Friday March 27th following their recently Sold Out "Standing Room Only" performances at the FTC & Bijou Theatre!

The Hollywood Allstars are the brainchild and handpicked supergroup of Grammy Nominated Songwriter/Producer/Keyboardist, and former Epic/CBS Recording Artist, Steve Gaspár. 

"I got together a collection of musicians that is really mind-blowing" says Gaspár. "They've played with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Sting, The Allman Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow and on and on and on."

Bluegrass & Beer - Monthly Bluegrass Night!
Mar
26
9:30 pm21:30

Bluegrass & Beer - Monthly Bluegrass Night!

Our Monthly Bluegrass showcase with a blend of regulars and monthly features. Much like a box of chocolates, you never know exactly what you're gonna get, but it's always tasty.

Come on down and sit a spell and let the music take you away.

Tuesday Open Mic!
Mar
24
8:30 pm20:30

Tuesday Open Mic!

Home of the best, longest running, most award winning open mic around. Want to try out some new material on a great stage with professionally run sound? Want to find some new like minded players to collaborate with? Want to sit back, have a drink and see what happens? Well you've found the right place. Come on down, sign up early and strut your stuff. And we livestream and tape the night so you can go back and relive your time on the stage.

Mar
20
9:00 pm21:00

BOATS & Friends

What is BOATS? It's the true story of a bunch of dedicated, ambitious young musicians who are creating their own thing, and inviting their friends along for the ride. What happens at a BOATS show? A little bit of everything and a whole lot of fun. 

 

Tonight that fun includes dueling Hammond Organs and Dueling Guest Vocalists.

Who? You'll have to come and find out! 

Mar
17
Mar 18

St.Patty's Day Bash! Boats, Darian Cunning, Snooty Garland, P-Funk Jam!

Come down & celebrate the holiday for only $5 with drink specials....Green beer for $2 until 8pm...FREE ENTRY with Snooty Garland The Bijou Theatre tickets
Food by King's Kitchen-Southport Beach all of your Irish favorites
Music line up as follows
Based On A True Story - BOATS 8-8:45pm
Darian Cunning Project 9-10pm
Snooty Garland 10:15-11:15pm
All Star Black Rock Social Jam featuring Rico Lewis & Cassidy Abbott fromSONS of F.U.N.K doing a P FUNK SET 11:30 till close

Mar
13
9:30 pm21:30

ZWS and Electric Mayhem

A night of original music with ZWS and Electric Mayhem in concert The Acoustic Friday, March 13th. ZWS hits the stage @ 9:30pm, playing music inspired by artists like Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Jeff Beck, and Pink Floyd followed by the funky, shake your body experience of Electric Mayhem! We'll also be celebrating Pierce and Jay's birthdays so come say Happy Birthday and join the party!

The Wondermics, B.O.A.T.S.
Mar
6
9:00 pm21:00

The Wondermics, B.O.A.T.S.

The Wondermics assembled to groove you with our powers of univer-soul and cosmic funk! enjoy the music and drift away! Visiting from Boston, these guys really know how to combine soul and funk  to get a crowd moving. You might have seen them at last year's Black Rock Rocks.

Driftwood, Ian Biggs
Mar
5
9:30 pm21:30

Driftwood, Ian Biggs

From the Binghamton, New York music scene comes Driftwood, a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances, they bring one of the most unique, raw sounds to the Americana/roots music scene. Incorporating upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin, the ghost of traditional American folk music lives in their palette.

Black Rock Rocks! 10th Anniversary!
Feb
28
Mar 1

Black Rock Rocks! 10th Anniversary!

BlackRock Rocks returns for its 10th annual Party with a Purpose! The fundraiser, taking place on February 28th, 2015 features several venues in the heart of Black Rock.

Relative Souls, Mojo, Funky Dawgz, Jen Durkin - Keep it in the Family!
Feb
21
9:00 pm21:00

Relative Souls, Mojo, Funky Dawgz, Jen Durkin - Keep it in the Family!

A mighty collaboration featuring Relative Souls, Jen Durkin of Jen Durkin and the Business, and some members of the Funky Dawgz Brass Band to make a full horn section...plus special guests from Mojo to cover music from family funk bands...Sly Stone, the Isley Brothers, the Neville Brothers, even the Jacksons. What? 

The Good Time Boys, Red Hot Chili Pepper tribute featuring Tim/Adrian from Kung Fu
Feb
19
9:00 pm21:00

The Good Time Boys, Red Hot Chili Pepper tribute featuring Tim/Adrian from Kung Fu

The Good Time Boys are a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band featuring members of KUNG FU & THE BREAKFAST (Tim Palmieri on guitar and Adrian Tramontano on drums), along with ex-Breakfast bassist Ron Spears, and Dave Peck on vocals.

The band covers all areas of the Red Hot Chili Peppers - from old to new, pop to obscure, and even songs that the Chili Peppers cover themselves. The jamming ability of The Good Time Boys allows for a unique spin to be put on many Chili Peppers favorites, taking the tunes to places they've never been before

Mighty Mystic, Black Rock Social
Feb
14
9:00 pm21:00

Mighty Mystic, Black Rock Social

Movement, reggae artist Mighty Mystic’s fresh sound and musical diversity has proved to be a magnet for music lovers in search of that next level sound that has been missing in the reggae genre. It has attracted listeners of all ages, and from all walks of life. A charismatic man on a mission: Mighty Mystic has gone from being a fan of reggae music, to being a contributor to the art.

Mystic Bowie
Feb
13
9:00 pm21:00

Mystic Bowie

Since the 1980s, Mystic Bowie has been keeping the art of music alive – entertaining audiences from New York to Japan with his vibrant music and high-energy performances. From humble beginnings in Jamaica, Mystic has become one of Reggae’s hardest working independent artists, compared to musical legends Jimmy Cliff, Lucky Dube and Toots and the Maytals.

The Remnants, Deep
Feb
7
9:00 pm21:00

The Remnants, Deep

Since 2009, the Remnants have been a growing force in the music industry, each member influenced by a different musical genre and brought together by the love of performing. The Remnants are four year Gathering of the Vibes veterans and have also taken the stage at venues such as the 2013 and 2014 Woodstock Reunion at Yasgur’s Farm and the legendary Toad’s Place

Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Feb
6
9:00 pm21:00

Funky Dawgz Brass Band

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band is bringing the music of the Big Easy to the North East! Formed in 2012, this 11-piece New Orleans-style brass band is exploding onto the live music scene with a high-energy blend of brass and percussion.

The Ballroom Thieves
Feb
5
9:00 pm21:00

The Ballroom Thieves

The Ballroom Thieves: a rock band disguised as a folk band. Acoustic guitar, cello and percussion trio that brings the noise through soaring three part harmony and unprecedented raw energy given their acoustic instrumentation.

Mr Council, Chaser 8
Jan
30
9:00 pm21:00

Mr Council, Chaser 8

Soulful singing, inspiring lyrics, dynamic interplay, and musical diversity are all ways that one could describe the sounds and messages of Mr. Council and his band. Mr. Council delivers original R&B with authentic groove and a rock edge.