The Acoustic

Bar & Music Hall

The best sounding, best looking stage in town.

Built for musicians, by musicians.

The Main Squeeze
Nov
28
9:00 pm21:00

The Main Squeeze

The Main Squeeze is a raging funk experience born within the thriving live music scene of Bloomington, Indiana, and currently residing in Chicago, IL. Since coming together in late 2009 The Squeeze have managed to establish a unique sound and identity in a short period of time.

Bluegrass & Beer w/ The Wool Hats
Dec
4
8:00 pm20:00

Bluegrass & Beer w/ The Wool Hats

Hailing from a little cabin home off the lake in Monroe, CT, The Wool Hats is a five piece string band consisting of Matt Chimini (vocals/rhythm guitar), Nick Krashefski (vocals/bass), Ryan Mooney (lead guitar), Erick Feucht (vocals/fiddle) and Johnny Lee (vocals/mandolin).

Jen Durkin & The Business, Disable Time
Dec
5
9:00 pm21:00

Jen Durkin & The Business, Disable Time

Jen Durkin & The Business needs no introduction. They will make your booty shake and your face melt. You will have dance, maybe fall in love, and leave in a better state of mind. Those are facts.

Full Blast Movement
Dec
6
9:00 pm21:00

Full Blast Movement

Full Blast is a lifestyle, an extension of underground culture. Some of the states top hip hop artists combining forces with local graffiti crews, artists, musicians, businesses and fans alike to create a movement of people representing reality.

King Sexy, Talking To Walls, Sonic Supercharger 66, La Tunda
Dec
12
9:00 pm21:00

King Sexy, Talking To Walls, Sonic Supercharger 66, La Tunda

Come celebrate the ten year anniversary of KING SEXY. Other bands in the fun are Talking To Walls (indie rock from Bridgeport - the first band King Sexy played with), Sonic Supercharger 66 (cross between 60's Garage Rock & 70's Proto Punk) , and La Tunda (members of Electric Bucket & The Danglers from New Haven).

Gang of Thieves
Dec
18
9:00 pm21:00

Gang of Thieves

Gang of Thieves' sound and energy is a cross between Led Zeppelin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with a funky blast of Green Mountain soul thrown in the mix. With a live show that will leave you screaming and exhausted from your nose to your rump, these up and coming rock stars will leave you begging for more! 

 

Now having performed all across the United States, the Gang has shared the stage with acts such as Skid Row, Lucid, Sophistafunk and Twiddle, wowing audiences of all ages. From the legendary Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA to the Middle East in Boston, MA, Gang of Thieves has stolen hearts across the nation and continues to skyrocket on the radar as one of the nations' premier rock and roll experiences.

Relative Souls, Symphonic Bodega
Dec
19
9:00 pm21:00

Relative Souls, Symphonic Bodega

Relative Souls is a high energy band from Bridgeport, CT. Equal parts funk, jam, and rock music. There are two types of people that like to come see Relative Souls...those that like to get up, and those that like to get down! 


Feed The Streets 2 - Apathy
Nov
22
8:00 pm20:00

Feed The Streets 2 - Apathy

Come join us for what will be an amazing show. Connecticut's own Apathy will be in the building along with a variety of the areas strongest local talent.

Spiritual Rez, House Silbor
Nov
21
9:00 pm21:00

Spiritual Rez, House Silbor

The Spiritual Rez reggae funk dance experience is an unabashed display of musical virtuosity. When paired with a deep, sub-sonic groove and powerful heart felt vocalization; crowds are left dancing and screaming for more.

Mister F, Lespecial
Nov
20
9:00 pm21:00

Mister F, Lespecial

Formed in 2013 from members of Timbre Coup and Capital Zen, Mister F is an eclectic, high-energy 4-piece band that takes a no-holds-barred approach to blending genres while keeping your feet moving.Formed in 2013 from members of Timbre Coup and Capital Zen, Mister F is an eclectic, high-energy 4-piece band that takes a no-holds-barred approach to blending genres while keeping your feet moving.

Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. The aggressive death-funk dance trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lense of contemporary technology.

Richard Barone (The Bongos), Pocket Hotties
Nov
15
9:00 pm21:00

Richard Barone (The Bongos), Pocket Hotties

Richard Barone is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since pioneering the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ as frontman for The Bongos, Barone has produced countless studio recordings and worked with artists in every musical style.

Pocket Hotties are bringing the rump-shaking good times to the dance party landscape. 

 

Nov
9
2:00 pm14:00

Fight ALS! A Benefit Concert for Amy Truman w/ members of Kung Fu

Please join us with music and fun to help Amy out and raise more awareness!

The Dojo Allstars, feat. members of Kung Fu http://www.kungfumusic.com/
Jen Durkin and the Business
Bobby Paltauf Band
With The Afterthoughts http://theafterthoughtsband.com/
With Mark Vigeant Famous Comedian! http://www.markvigeant.com/
At The Acoustic, Bridgeport, CT http://www.theacoustic.rocks/

Tickets:
$40 in advance, $45 at the door, 12 and under free of charge.

Draft beer & wine, 2 boots pizza and Walrus + Carpenter BBQ!

Proceeds to go to Amy Truman:
https://www.facebook.com/TeamTrumanBeatALS

 

Nov
8
9:00 pm21:00

Banooba, Ian Biggs

Taking cues from all of their influences – including funk, jazz, reggae and rock – Banooba is the latest hybrid to successfully incorporate all of these elements into their own signature sound. Having been compared to a range of bands, including Sublime, The Allman Brothers, Blind Melon, Umphrey’s Mcgee, Incubus, Steely Dan and Average White Band, people’s description of their music varies depending on who you ask. Guitarist Kevin Torres contemplates Banooba’s crossover appeal, stating: “We just write the tunes and let them go whatever direction they want to go in. They’re all rock tunes with hints of these genres in them.”

Over the years, Banooba has developed and become known for their high-energy live performance which is guaranteed to keep you moving all night long. No matter what type of music you are into, you are going to have a good time at a Banooba show. “These guys groove like it’s their last day on earth, with irresistible songs and wicked musicianship” says Dan Brown – Good Times Magazine.

Ian Biggs

Ian Biggs is a singer/songwriter from New Haven, Connecticut, who denies the label of a "genre." The musical journey of his latest collection of material will take you from the quiet depths of a weathered soul to the heart-pounding, rug-cutting thrill of being alive. After years of fronting the Rock band All in Blind Ian began working with producer Jeff Gitelman (The Stepkids, Chance The Rapper, Alicia Keys) and longtime friend Robbie Chemical on his new project. After his second European tour Ian returned home in August of 2014 and signed with Niveo Records.
Along with All in Blind, Ian has worked with with many other acts. He recently toured with Jesse McCartney (808 Records), Katy Tiz (Atlantic Records), Edisun (EMI), Nicole Frechette, Marjorie Lee, and was an instrumental member in the Indie-Rock band Lion's Teeth. He has also done session work for many acts including Katy Tiz and Jitta on the Track.

Nov
7
9:00 pm21:00

Flux Capacitor, Grinning Dog

Emerging from the Pennsylvania music scene, from the outskirts of the City of Brotherly Love, is the phenom band known as Flux Capacitor. Their fiery, distinct sound has catapulted the group with lightning speed into the National Music Scene.
This band of brothers consistently inspire and evoke a new and wildly addicting sound resonating with elements of rock, improvisation and electronica. They redefine musicality with positive prophetic vocals, complex guitar work, innovative keys/synths/bass stylings, with feverish syncopated drum rhythms. Flux Capacitor concerts are filled with improvisation, musical segues, spontaneous covers, and teases creating a unique, one of a kind experience at every performance. The essence of the brothers music is fueled by their dedicated practice of meditation and lucid dreaming which keeps them fueled by a higher power. Their electric vibe transcends the stage and extends into the crowd creating a magical musical ambience.

Grinning Dog

Grinning Dog takes a turn for the fringe in their second EP, Withered At The Vine. Dark and exotic, their sophomore effort weaves between imposing riffs and hypnotic lulls, all of which oozing with Grinning Dog’s signature rockin’ musk.


Nov
6
9:00 pm21:00

Bear Bones - Members of Kung Fu & Shakedown doing the Dead

Have you ever wondered what it might sound like if a couple of the ninjas from Kung Fu let their freak flag fly and combined forces with some truly dead-icated players from some of the areas top GD tribute bands? Furthermore, have you ever wondered what it would sound like if the ninja known as Adrian Tramontano stepped out from behind the kit and grabbed his guitar? Well, you won't have to wonder much longer. On Thursday November 6th, that's exactly what's going down. Todd Stoops (Kung Fu) and Scott Guberman (Shakedown) on keys/organ. Jeff Bowen (RGB, Legion of Jerry) on bass and Brian Konopka  (Legion of Jerry) on Drums.

Nov
3
9:00 pm21:00

Ballyhoo! , Big Moon

A rock band with punk energy and pop reggae grooves, Baltimore’s BALLYHOO! are a fun, fan-loving powerhouse. These road dogs have tirelessly toured coast-to-coast taking their music to the people. Between the road and the studio, BALLYHOO! have crafted a sound distinctly their own; fresh, fun, and embodied by the soul of the party lifestyle. Lead singer and guitarist, Howi Spangler, has a reputation for mixing slick lyrics with his smooth but powerful voice. Drummer Donald Spangler lays out the hard-hitting beats. Scott Vandrey layers in the finishing touches to the band’s signature sound on keys. The band recently welcomed Nick Lucera as their new bass player.

BALLYHOO! released their 5th studio album Pineapple Grenade on June 25th 2013. It broke through the Billboard Top 200 at #189 as well as reaching #4 Billboard Heatseekers and #5 at iTunes Alternative charts.

Local alt rock favorites Big Moon will open.


Nov
2
9:00 pm21:00

LANZALLAMAS (w/s/g: Emil Nomel, Meredith DiMenna, and Preston Murphy)

Miami based dance-world-fusion band, Lanzallamas makes their CT debut tonight at The Acoustic. Don't miss this chance to see their show that the NY Times calls "pure fire!.."

With special guests Emil NomelMeredith DiMenna, and Preston Murphy.

LANZALLAMAS is fun music charged with Afro-Latino rhythms that make everyone get up and dance! The music blends hand crafted electronica, world beat, and deep song, creating a unique show that has won audiences world wide. Lanzallamas has shared the stage with international world music stars such as CULTURA PROFÉTICA, NOVALIMA, SIDESTEPPER, ARTURO SANDOVAL, HOT BUTTERED RUM, BÉLO, LOCOS POR JUANA, DONNA THE BUFFALO, DADOU PASQUET from MAGNUM BAND, SHAMARR ALLEN from the REBIRTH BRASS BAND, and many more. 

http://www.lanzamusica.com/

Nov
1
9:00 pm21:00

Brian Dolzani (with Juan Vega, Kenny Owens), Gerard & Joe Fee (Scarecrow Collection)

Brian is a classic hard-working, touring troubadour, with a rich, clear voice and an engaging stage presence. With just guitar, voice, and a harmonica, Brian offers audiences inspired songwriting and skilled, rhythmic guitar work. Brian's  latest release is 2012's 'If I Don't Speak A Word…’ (produced by Neilson Hubbard in Nashville), and he has earned 2012 and 2013 Telluride and Rocky Mountain Folks songwriting accolades. Brian tours steadily up and down the East Coast and midwest and has opened for/shared the stage with James McCartney, Cory Chisel, Caravan of Thieves, Christopher Paul Stelling, Joshua Black Wilkins, Joe Fletcher, and many others.

Special guests Gerard and Joe Fee (from New Jersey's Scarecrow Collection) on Saturday Nov. 1st at the NEW 'Acoustic'!

DATE:
One-one-one-one-four (11/1/14)
2926 Fairfield Ave.
Black Rock, CT
http://www.theacoustic.rocks/

With me:
Kenny Owens-drums
Juan Vega-bass

9pm 

All for $8. No sweat.

Please come out and have a folk-rock n roll great time with us!

http://briandolzani.com

Oct
30
9:00 pm21:00

Bluegrass 'N Beer featuring The Corn Fed Dogs

The Cornfed Dogs !!!!

Bluegrass 101, rendered most like the records...plus!

The "Cornfed Dogs" masters of great bluegrass playlists...will be wailing their highest 'n lonesom'nest at their first show in Bridgeport, Thursday, Oct 30!

Nick Novz guitar and vocals.

Joe DeLillo slapping the bass and wailing like you've never heard.

Ben Freed (Raising Arizona) In your face banjo!
...
Chris Brashear never before in Bridgeport, look him up...wait'll you hear his sweet fiddle, and he can sing!

http://www.chrisbrashear.info/about.html

It'll be bluegrass 101...music of the 1st generation BG pioneers...only, LIVE!

Oct
24
8:00 pm20:00

The Night Musik Club - Alzheimer's Benefit

As most of you know my mom was taken from us at the young age of 65 by an Alzheimer's related dementia. 

As firm supporters, some very talented musical friends and I are doing a special Halloween benefit show to support Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter on Friday October 24 at The Acoustic. Newly renovated and purely awesome inside! 

Bone Dry Band making an appearance as and doing a set of Grateful Dead and Mike Cusato Band and Goodnite Gracie combining wondertwin powers to bring you a full rock set of Foo Fighters followed up by Joe Cristino and friends doing a set of Dave Matthews Band. 

Doors 8 music starts 9. $10 at the door all going to Alzheimer's research. 

Bring your best costume and come hang for what will be a HUGE night of fun, music, family, charity and RAWK!

Oct
17
9:00 pm21:00

Oh, Cassius!, Symphonic Bodega

Izz going to be funnnnnn!!

Please join us as we have our first full band show in Bridgeport! Opening the show will beSymphonic Bodega and then .... drum roll .... Symphonic Bodega will perform with O,C! for the rest of the night! So that means you gonna get:


John Torres and Meredith DiMennaScott Packham on keys, Kenny Owens on drizums, Christopher Cavaliere on guitar, Michael James Colavolpe on guitar, and Alex Swift on da bass. 

Oct
12
8:00 pm20:00

Sons of F.U.N.K. with Jen Durkin, Darian Cunning

Not ready for the weekend to end? Been raging at Shuck & Jive Festival and want to keep it going? Make the most of the Sunday night before Columbus day with this epic post-party! Have a blast at the festival, come home, grab dinner at BRYAC, and then head on down to The Acoustic where the mothership will land and blow the weekend up with a bang! Free admission for Shuck & Jive ticket holders. The only thing that can make the Sons of F.U.N.K even funkier are our very own Jen Durkin and Darian Cunning joining them onstage. And that's what we've got for you. With Davey Love as your emcee. Don't miss!

Oct
11
9:00 pm21:00

Disable Time, Big Moon, Kings of Nothing

Tonight we've got 3 great alt rock bands on the bill. Disable Time is heading out on tour, let's send them off in style, with some Black Rock love. Big Moon always delivers the goods and Kings of Nothing is more than just a clever name. It's gonna be chilly out tonight, so put on that leather jacket you've been waiting to wear and get in here for some rock.

Tonight we've got 3 great alt rock bands on the bill. Disable Time is heading out on tour, let's send them off in style, with some Black Rock love. Big Moon always delivers the goods and Kings of Nothing is more than just a clever name. It's gonna be chilly out tonight, so put on that leather jacket you've been waiting to wear and get in here for some rock.

 

 

Alan Evans' Playonbrother, Bobby Paltauf
Oct
10
9:00 pm21:00

Alan Evans' Playonbrother, Bobby Paltauf

Drummer. Producer. Engineer. At his core, Alan Evans is an artist, doubling his talents as musician with his ear for quality and precision as a producer, recording, and mixing engineer. Sporting an impressive body of work, (with credits in front of and behind the mic) a slice of Alan's discography includes: Soulive, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Moonboot Lover, Lettuce, On The Spot Trio, Mark Sexton Band, and Alan Evans Trio. 

Mention the name Alan Evans to a room full of music lovers, and you will get a consensus nod at one of the most celebrated and tenacious drummers in the jazz, funk, and soul scene. A producer, recording engineer, guitarist, percussionist, vocalist and writer, Alan's repertoire of skills have been perfected with two decades of dedication.

Alan has had his hand on the mixing boards for many years. Co-founder, writer and drummer of Soulive for over 15 years, Alan Evans produced, recorded, and mixed the majority of their work. Alan toured the world with Soulive, and has shared the stage with legends including Stevie Wonder,Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews, John Scofield, and the list goes on!


Gang of Thieves, School of Rock Adults - Alternative Rock
Oct
9
8:00 pm20:00

Gang of Thieves, School of Rock Adults - Alternative Rock

Come see your friends play some alt rock classic and then stick around for a killer funk band we are excited to have play the new stage.

Gang of Thieves: 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!



Oct
2
8:00 pm20:00

Piranha Sharks, House Silbor (Movie & Music)

Piranha Sharks!

Great white sharks bio-engineered to be the size of piranhas with the purpose of living in rich people's exotic aquariums terrorize New York City when they get into the water supply and do what great white sharks do best. Our very own Davey Love has a small part in the film, come check it out.

House Silbor

On a warm night in Bridgeport, CT, summer's youth in the month of May, 2013 common era, 4 vagabonds heard a terrible cover band amidst their ales and telling of tales. This group was so horrifyingly bad, that they were inspired to form a band that would end the reigns of all bands as awful as this one(name withheld to protect the innocent). These fellows established a house, a clan of string strummers, stick swingers, and song singers. Matt Silber, Kyle Shepard, Ashton "Tuba" Cain, and Jack Sheehan became HOUSE SILBOR!


Sep
27
9:00 pm21:00

Funky Dawgz, James Zap, Special Guests!

I have a hard time believing that you are visiting this website and clicked on this listing but don't know who the Funky Dawgz are all about. But in case that's true, watch this video, and then make sure you don't miss this show:

 

Or if you can't watch a video right now, and would prefer some text, read this:

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. Though based in their home state of Connecticut, they are inspired by the rich musical heritage and traditions of the Crescent City. They offer an exciting mix of New Orleans favorites, their own original music, and add a brass twist to today’s top hits!

James Zap

James Zap is everything we hope to be: entertaining, devilishly handsome, and unapologetically blunt. He seamlessly interweaves the sounds of classic tunes with current chart-toppers; beckoning everyone from grannies to grandchildren to the dance floor.

This isn't your typical acoustic-guitarist-in-the-back-corner-of-a-bar set. James' enthusiasm and energy are contagious, plaguing audiences long after he leaves. If you're looking for an entertaining, self-deprecating musical good-guy, look no further...


"I had a lot of fun..." - James Zap

"James Zap was...alright" - Random guy at a show

Eggy, Disable Time
Sep
26
9:00 pm21:00

Eggy, Disable Time

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. Since their founding in early 2013 the band has written numerous original works and continues to engage fans with both composed and improvised material. Eggy has played with acts such as Kung Fu, The Heavy Pets, Twiddle, Conehead Buddha and numerous others including a slot at the Rock and Roll Resort.

Disable Time

Disable Time, a band based in Fairfield, Connecticut, thrives to bring original music, fresh sonic booms and sounds to the musical world that haven’t been pursued before. With experimentation of many different genres, the trio has solidified their sound in the past two years. Disable Time opens the book for the listener to a time-altering journey by exploring consciousness in personalized emotional labrytnhs in ways that include letting go of this man-made concept of time. With solid powerful drum grooves, emotional other-worldy bass lines, and uplifting layering guitar melodies, Disable Time offers listeners an emotionally rich slice of life


Relative Souls, Bluegrass & Beer
Sep
25
8:00 pm20:00

Relative Souls, Bluegrass & Beer

Get an early start on the weekend, with a night filled with good vibes, tasty drinks, and righteous grooves. Start things off with some Bluegrass while enjoying your favorite foamy beverage. And then work off the calories from those drinks by getting down and funky with the Relative Souls. Black Rock regulars know that they always deliver the goods, and usually with some unexpected twists. You may have seen them before, but you've never seen them on our new stage. Or playing our new Hammond/Leslie. So remember, Thursday is the new Friday, and you can make the most of it here.