Come out and strut your stuff on the best darn stage in town. Full backline provided. Just bring your skills and your soul.
The best damn CT-based funk jams with a talk box you've ever heard. Or your money back. Come out for a great night of dancing and start your Labor Day weekend early and proper!
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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.
Phonosynthesis and heavy-hitters 1974 join up for a night of funk, rock, space, and more at Black Rock's The Acoustic. There will be special guests and many surprises. Don't miss out!
Phoenix Tree is a Danbury, CT-based quintet* that has been performing in CT and NY since 2005. They are known for their catalog of over 40 original songs, their creative songwriting, cohesive jamming and recreating cover songs as their own.
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Truly one of the most exciting players in the world today. We're thrilled to have Cory Henry and his hand picked "apostles" in an up close and personal night you won't soon forget. World-renowned and in constant demand, even before his Grammy win with Snarky Puppy, Cory is setting the music world on fire with his technique, passion, and infectious love of groove. And just to make sure this night is one for the record books, we're excited to have our very own Funky Dawgz Brass Band on hand to kick off the night. Fresh from gigs at MSG and opening for Snarky Puppy, the Dawgz know a thing or two about getting the crowd going.
Borboletta: The Ultimate Santana Tribute, w/ members of Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout, Ryan Montbleau Band
Truly the ultimate Santana tribute. Catch them here up close and personal before they go on to blow everyone's minds at Catskill Chill. You can tell them you saw them first ;)
A lineup of great indie bands that each exlpore unique facets of that scene in ways that intersect but never overlap. Groove, soul, and smart songwriting set them all apart.
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Joseph Arthur (born September 28, 1971) is an American singer-songwriter and artist from Akron, Ohio. He is best known for his solo material, and as a member of Fistful of Mercy and RNDM. Combining poetic lyrics with a layered sonic palette, Arthur has built his reputation over the years through critically acclaimed releases and constant touring; his unique solo live performances often incorporate the use of a number of distortion and loop pedals, and his shows are recorded live at the soundboard and made available to concertgoers immediately following the show on recordable media.
Trumbull, CT based Indie Rock band, Remember September has come a long way since forming nearly seven years ago. Throughout our time together, we have seen our grassroots effort expand from playing at local clubs in the tri-state area to performing at stadiums and major venues all along the East Coast from New Hampshire to North Carolina!
Our harmonic blending of vocals and instrumentation creates a truly unique sound that spans a wide range of musical genres and ages.
Two great acts that each explore the rich diversity within the world of Latin music. Rick will get you thinking and feeling and Mikata will get you moving and grooving. Come feel these rhythms and have a great night out celebrating Latin music.
Rare reunion show with one of the most beloved bands from the mid 2000 New Haven scene. If you saw them back in the day, you know you need to hit this. If you didn't? Well now you can find out what all the fuss was about! And we're thrilled to have Mister F on board to start off the night with their magical blend of fusion fueled jams and sharp songwriting.
Ain't nothin' but a PEACE, LOVE & SOUL Black Rock party with Mr. Council , Left Field Rhythms & our friends Chaser Eight. Let us all show them a warm welcome & get MOST HIGH!
10ish - LEFT FIELD RHYTHMS
11ish - CHASER EIGHT
12ish - MR. COUNCIL
Our monthly showcase of some of the finest Bluegrass players in CT.
Led by duel-frontmen Dave Anthony and Josh Knowles, the band showcases a true metamorphosis of sound, featuring warm, layered harmonies and one-of-a-kind violin shredding Vanyaland describes as "fiddle-action glory." These components are delicately layered across captivating original songs to form what Under the Gun Review calls "some of the most engaging music we've heard," garnering shout-outs from national and international acts such as Alt-J and Nirvana.
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Wild Adriatic is a high energy, riffy power trio to rival any you've seen before.The band has built a strong following off of a relentless tour schedule and a powerhouse live show, spending 225+ days on the road and making noteworthy appearances at festivals like SXSW, moe.down, Gathering of the Vibes, and CMJ.
Bear Bones, Kazoo Crew Family Band - Dead Tribute w/ members of Kung Fu, Relative Souls, Alpaca Gnomes, Legion of Jerry, & Steal Your Funk
Back again for another hit, it's everybody's favorite Dead Supergroup, Bear Bones. Featuring Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) and Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu) on guitar. Michael Gurge (Relative Souls) and Tim "T-Bone" Stone on Dueling Hammond Organs. Jeff Bowen (The Bad Assets, Steal Your Funk) on Bass/Vocals and Brian Konopka (Legion of Jerry, Dead Show) on Drums. Don't miss!
JUST ANNOUNCED: 'PKN presents at The Acoustic' four local bands bubbling under. Wednesday, August 19, the first in a series of events at area clubs showcasing some rising bands curated by WPKN's A-List'ers Sam Hopkins and Vinnie A (they are one of the bands that evening) including The Original Milk Bottle, Alien Tahoe and Mid Atlantic Title.
2 Great hard-rocking bands on one bill. Saturday night we put the rock back in Black Rock.
From the back of the bar, Ports of Spain instantly scan as a full band, so it's a shock to discover their mathy shoegaze-pop is constructed by just two musicians. Ilya Gitelman uses octave pedals and loops to play lead, bass and rhythm guitar simultaneously, while Sam Carlson contributes vocals, keyboards and drums. Don't be fooled -- Ports of Spain are not another band that trades directionless loopy jazz odysseys for pure songcraft. Their equipment never gets in the way of their complex melodies. They write actual songs, consistently avoiding complication for the sake of complication.
Come see Freddy & The Yetis make a rare Bridgeport appearance during their August 2015 tour featuring a fresh line up rotation.
Hailing from Northampton, MA, Freddy & The Yetis are a fusion jam band, who draw their compositional style from artists like Zappa and Phish while basking in the jazz and the rock sensibilities of artists ranging from Steely Dan, to Herbie Hancock, to Daft Punk, to The Mahavishnu Orchestra. The group's unique style is reflected in its members, who come from the music departments of Berklee School of Music, UMass Amherst, Hampshire College.
In a world where cover bands are far too plentiful, dj's rule the club scene, and television passes for entertainment at a bar, comes a band that reminds us what we love about live music. Familiar yet fresh, the never-ending mashups brought forth by the Hotties whip the crowd into a quivering dance party from the window to the walls. Boisterous enough for the bar, crisp enough for corporate events and wild enough for your wedding.
This is the big one. On the eve of our favorite fest, we're pulling out all the stops for a night to remember. As they wrap up their 8 Month Wednesday night residency, Black Rock Social will be bringing in some of their favorite guests, including Josh David Barrett of the Wailers and Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why! That's 3X the fun. Spend your last night before Vibes with your friends and start Fest weekend off on the right foot! Come out and get social one last time.
Drink & Food Specials, T-Shirt Giveaways & more.
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Ska legends The Toasters are coming to The Acoustic! Come on down for a night of great music, fun, and drinks!
Local bands Big Moon and The Black Guise will open the night with some rock goodness. This is something you won't wanna miss!
Do you have to ask? Free your mind and your ass will follow. Rico Lewis & The Sons of F.U.N.K. bring that real, dirty, funk to life with a big tight band and years of experience touring with P-Funk. Free show in honor of Vibes week!
Two bands that call Black Rock their home are getting together the week before Vibes to thank you for all the Road to Vibes love and get y'all pumped for the festival that lives in our back yard. All kinds of special guests will be gracing the stage that evening. You simply don't want to miss out on the fun. Maybe we should have a Gnomecoming Souls parade?
Come on out for a great night of latin grooves made to make you move. Bring a partner, your dancing shoes, and shake it all night long. The perfect after-party for Downtown Bridgeport's final summer show!
Our weekly, free, reggae night featuring some of our area's best musicians, and a rotating cast of sit ins. Free Jamaican beef patties and $2 Gansett drafts before 10.
McLovins specialize in the creation of dynamic and improvised sound, influenced by the members' disparate and eclectic music influences. The band consists of Jason Ott, Jake Huffman, Justin Berger and Atticus Kelly.
These early twenty-year-olds embrace simultaneous and intricate improvisation with a more versatile front line in which all members are singing in four-part harmony, writing lyrics and music, as well as expounding on one another's musical ideas. Set list segues and fiery improvisations are a staple of the band's performances, keeping their audience always guessing what's coming next and wanting more.
Two amazing bands. One epic night. Anything can/will happen. Don't miss it.
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!
Fork N'Groove & MPRSHOW Presents: An all day BeneFestival for the people of NEPAL.
Black Rock Social
*Artists' open market begins at 3pm.
Music begins at 4.
The Good Time Boys are a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band featuring members of KUNG FU & THE BREAKFAST (Tim Palmieri on guitar and Adrian Tramontano on drums), along with ex-Breakfast bassist Ron Spears, and Dave Peck on vocals.
The band covers all areas of the Red Hot Chili Peppers - from old to new, pop to obscure, and even songs that the Chili Peppers cover themselves. The jamming ability of The Good Time Boys allows for a unique spin to be put on many Chili Peppers favorites, taking the tunes to places they've never been before. With over 80 RHCP songs in their repertoire, the Good Time Boys able to switch up their setlists from show to show, providing a fresh RHCP experience every time!
With four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone, Darlingside effortlessly draw audiences into their lush musical world. David Fricke of Rolling Stone describes them as “a quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics.” The band’s sound, characterized by classical strings, tight vocal arrangements, bluegrass and rock instrumentation, and smart lyricism, is the product of complete collaboration among the four close friends. The group has no frontman; instead, lead vocals are traded from moment to moment, and each song features a new combination of instruments and textures, pulling heavily from folk, retro-pop, barbershop, and chamber music.
Hailing from Danbury, CT, they offer an original synthesis of American roots, country, blues and jazz. Their debut recording, "Bone" showcases Chapman's heartfelt songwriting and collaborations with many of the area's gifted players; while their explosive live performances offer a dynamic spectacle that is absolutely one of a kind.
FOR the 3 final MONDAYS IN JUNE, you may taste the INTENSITY of SNOOTY GARLAND as we refine our original recipe for the first TOUR! FREE for your mind. You ain't got shit to do. Hang with us. xxx
Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.
Monthly celebration of all things Bluegrass! Come sit a spell...