The Acoustic

Bar & Music Hall

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The Breakfast -  Annual Thanksgiving Eve Show
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

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 Recess Bureau EP Release Show w/ The Telle & Sub-Urban
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Recess Bureau EP Release Show w/ The Telle & Sub-Urban

Stoked to be having our EP release show at The Acoustic. Joining us will be our good friends from The Telle and Sub-Urban!

Doors 8:00pm Music 9:30pm $10 at the door

The Recess Bureau: The Recess Bureau explores the possibilities of jazz improvisation with an array of grooves inspired by many genres of music. The collective currently holds 9 members, and is constantly expanding. With musical influences from Snarky Puppy, A Tribe Called Quest, James Brown, Led Zeppelin, and many more, the band offers music that will jog your mind and your behind.

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Dead Sage w/ Dave Diamond Band
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Dead Sage w/ Dave Diamond Band

Come on down and enjoy the marvelous musicianship of Dead Sage. This band is on top of there game with 30+ years experience for there members in our jam world.

Dave Diamond Band will be kicking things off and holding it down behind the kit for the main event!!! You may know Dave from his pivotal roles with Assembly of Dust, Zen Tricksters and more. One of our favorite drummers on the scene and a hell of a musician all around!!!

Doors 8:00pm Music 9:00pm $10 at the door

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.

 

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The Peach Project w/s/g SRH - A Tribute to Stevie Ray & Hendrix
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Peach Project w/s/g SRH - A Tribute to Stevie Ray & Hendrix

A night of classic rock at The Acoustic. The Peach Project Brings their Allman Brothers Tribute back to The Acoustic and will be joined by SRH, a talented group of local musicians performing their tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix. This is a double tribute not to be missed.

Doors 8:00pm Music 9:00pm $10 at the door

Check out this steller performance of Liz Reed from The Peach Projects first play at The Acoustic back in Jan 2016. Come relive the magic of this great band!!

 

 

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The Magic Beans
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

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
8:00 PM20:00

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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Gang of Thieves & Matt McNulty Band
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Gang of Thieves & Matt McNulty Band

Gang of Thieves is back at The Acoustic for another high energy show. They have been up and down the east coast all season getting there sound heard and now they are back in CT for late December Rock fest!!!

Matt McNulty & Friends will be keeping the party going late night with some loud ass Rock n Funk of Rage against the Machine & more!!!

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

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Roosevelt Collier Trio - Jimi Meets Funk
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Roosevelt Collier Trio - Jimi Meets Funk

Rosie is Back in Black Rock!! Come out for a special Sunday Get-down with The Dr. Roosevelt Collier Trio!! This is special Jimi Meets Funk gig paying homage to the late great Jimi Hendrix the only way Rosie can. FUNKY!!!

Door 7pm Music 8:30pm $10Adv/$12Dos

Soft-spoken by nature, south Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the sacred steel guitar. Brought up in the tradition of the House of God Churc...h, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances. Seated front and center, "The Dr." leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel. At festivals, he is a regular "Artist at Large," performing alongside many of music's most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, to the Funky Meters, to Los Lobos to the Del McCoury Band. Whether on tour with the Lee Boys, bouncing from stage to stage at festivals, or hosting an allstar get down in Miami, when Roosevelt takes the stage, the ear-to-ear grins can’t help but be contagious.

Here is a little taste for y'all

 

 

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Eliot Lewis Holiday Show
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Eliot Lewis Holiday Show

Eliot Lewis is back for a hometown show at The Acoustic to kick off the Holiday Weekend!!!
Doors 7:00pm
Music 8:00pm
$10 at the door

Eliot Lewis is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist as well as being a key member of the Daryl Hall & John Oates band. Eliot is also one of the original featured musicians on MTV’s "Live From Daryl's House”. His contributions stand out on some of the best moments from the show including performances with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren,Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb Mo, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw and many, many others. Earlier in his career Eliot spent several years as a key member of the The Average White B...and. Eliot toured, wrote and also produced several songs for the Scottish soul band.

"Eliot is a musician who can do it all, great singer, songwriter and guitarist. He rocks and he's got soul. No one does it quite like him" - Daryl Hall

Having mastered four instruments over the course of his career; guitar, keyboard, bass and drums, Eliot blazed his own trail as a solo artist sharing his distinctive brand of rock & soul through solo releases and hundreds of solo tour dates all over the world. Eliot’s songs come from the inside out. “I think the main inspiration for any of my records is to convey these little slices of life, most of my songs are written about my own experiences and situations”.

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Moon Hooch w/s/g Honeycomb
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Moon Hooch w/s/g Honeycomb

Get in the holiday spirit with the masterful sounds of Moon Hooch at The Acoustic. This will be the third time this incredible band will be gracing our stage and we couldn't be more excited!!!

Honeycomb will be kicking things off!! Come early and stay late!!

Doors 8:00pm Music 9:30pm

Tickets on sale now https://bpt.me/3118167

Moon Hooch

I'm realizing more and more every day that you can make anything happen for yourself if you really want to, says Moon Hooch horn player Mike Wilbur. You can change your existence by just going out and doing it, by taking simple actions every day.

If any band is a poster child for turning the power of positive thoughts and intention into reality, its the explosive horn-and-percussion trio Moon Hooch. In just a few short years, the groupWilbur, fellow horn player Wenzl McGowen, and drummer James Muschlerhas gone from playing on New York City subway platforms to touring with the likes of Beats Antique, They Might Be Giants, and Lotus, as well as selling out their own headline shows in major venues around the country. On Red Sky, their third and most adventurous album to date, the band uses everything theyve learned from their whirlwind journey to push their sound to new heights, bringing together the raw, transcendent energy of their live performances and the sleek sophistication of their studio work into a singular, intoxicating brew that blends elements of virtuosic jazz, groovy funk, and pulse-pounding electronic dance music.

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The Funky Dawgz Christmas Party
Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

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!!!

Tracy Jo & The Toads will be kicking thing off!!!


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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Roots of Creation
Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

Roots of Creation

We are thrilled to welcome Roots of Creation to The Acoustic for a late December show. This band has been making amazing music for many years and there live shows are unmatched!!!

Doors 8:00pm Music 9:00pm $10adv/$12dos
Two full sets!!

Billboard and radio chart topping, award-winning, international reggae-rock sensation Roots of Creation, are a touring powerhouse.

Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam and reggae-rock favorites like Camp Bisco, Gathering of The Vibes, California Roots, Jungle Jam and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offers up a high-energy, infectious live music experience. Their mix of reggae riddims, conscious lyrics, spirited horn lines, and electronic beats makes crowds move and has their loyal underground fan base (RoC Family) and street team (Universal Soldiers) travelling the distance to pack venues from coast-to-coast.

Roots of Creations most recent release, Livin Free (2016), debuted No. 1 on both the Billboard Reggae and the
Relix/Jambands.com Radio charts. Livin Free is a triple record that includes three versions of each song--studio, dub, and acoustic that features guest performances by Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marshall Ras MG Goodman (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars), the Rubblebucket horn section, Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish), Grammy-nominated Pato Banton (Sting, UB40), and others. Additionally, the album welcomes guest production by Yeti Beats (Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid).

Now RoC has taken on a unique new project: Grateful Dub. Combining their longtime love for reggae-dub style music and the Grateful Dead, RoC reworked some of the worlds favorite Dead tunes into a new studio album. RoC had the pleasure of working in the studio with the legendary 5-time Grammy winner Errol Brown who was Bob Marleys engineer and now Rebelutions live sound engineer for this project. Grateful Dub is also being performed live in its entirety at festivals, theatres, and clubs around the country, and features rotating special guests including Melvin Seals (JGB), Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh) full horn sections, and others.

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Steal Your Funk
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

Steal Your Funk

We all love the funky side of The Grateful Dead. Sometimes we wished there was more funk to give. That's were STEAL YOUR FUNK comes in!!

End of the year party with Steal Your Funk!! Exploring the funker side of The Dead and so much more.

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

 

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Marco Benevento w/s/g Leslie Mendelson
Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

Marco Benevento w/s/g Leslie Mendelson

Marco Benevento is back in Black Rock!! Start your New Years celebration a night early with us!! Kicking things off with Leslie Mendelson

Doors 8pm Music 9:30pm https://bpt.me/3085478
$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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New Year Eve with Goose & Nardy Boy!!
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year Eve with Goose & Nardy Boy!!

New Years Eve Celebration at The Acoustic with some of our favorites band,  Goose & Nardy Boy!!!

Over 5 hours of music!!

Renard Boissiere kicking things off solo

Goose jamming through the midnight hour with a Champagne toast for all!!

Nardy Boys taking us into the wee hours of 1/1

Doors 9pm $15adv tickets

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WOLF!!! Featuring Scott Metzger w/s/g Matt Rae Trio
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

WOLF!!! Featuring Scott Metzger w/s/g Matt Rae Trio

We are thrilled to welcome back Scott Metzger and WOLF! to The Acoustic on Saturday November 18th!! Matt Rae Trio will be joining the fun to make this a full on telecaster battle till the early dawn!!! A guitar lovers dream come true show!!!! If you've only caught Scott playing with JRAD, you only know half his story. 

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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Brandon "Taz" Niederauer w/s/g Baby Dynamite
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

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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Uncle Ebenezer - A Tribute to Phish
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Uncle Ebenezer - A Tribute to Phish

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Uncle Ebenezer is heading to The Acoustic for a full night of Phish Jams!! Step into the freezer with us!!!

Doors 8:00pm Music 9:30pm $10 at the door

Uncle Ebenezer are four musicians and Phish fans who are dedicated to spreading the joy and excitement of the live Phish experience. Combining accuracy and musicianship with whimsical performance, Uncle Ebenezer seeks to light up clubs and venues the way Phish did when they played intimate settings. The rich history of Phish's career and the part it played in Uncle Ebenezer's lives inspires them to recreate the sound, look, and feel of those amazing performances.

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Big Moon Reunion Show w/s/g Just Cuz
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Big Moon Reunion Show w/s/g Just Cuz

After a year hiatus Big Moon is back! And this time with special guest Just Cuz, and other surprise guest appearances!

This show is also a pot luck so if you’d like to bring your best dish, just message so we can organize. Oh yeah and we didn’t want anyone to miss the show so we made it FREE!! Donations welcome at the door but only if you want!

So come early, come hungry and let’s make this a party to remember!

Doors 8:00pm Music 9:30pm

 

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The Funky Knuckles w/s/g Annie in the Water
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Funky Knuckles w/s/g Annie in the Water

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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Creamery Station Halloween Party w/s/g The Brotherhood
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

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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Formula 5 & Cycles
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

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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Tracy Jo & The Toads Free Fall Residency - 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

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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G-nome Project w/s/g Mushroom Cloud
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

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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Swift Technique w/s/g Jen Durkin
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Swift Technique w/s/g Jen Durkin

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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Bumpin Uglies with Oogee Wawa & Roxy Roca late night set!
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Bumpin Uglies with 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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DYNAMO wsg Boogie Chillun
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

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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Ada Pasternak returns to CT
Oct
16
8:00 PM20:00

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
5:00 PM17:00

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
8:00 PM20:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
7:00 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.

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Box of Rain - Playing Essential Grateful Dead 68-74
Oct
7
8:00 PM20:00

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
8:00 PM20:00

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
8:00 PM20:00

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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