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2015

LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR!

Thursday, March 26….8:30pm

It’s a rare club date from Rochester alt-country favorites

TOMMY BRUNETT BAND


You know the story…Tommy Brunett is a singer/songwriter who mixes old-school country, great storytelling and

rock ‘n’ roll. He glides and stomps through his now legendary live performances with true sideshow-carny expertise

and is known for his good ol’ honest approach to everything he touches. If you like Johnny Cash,

Tom Petty, Social Distortion or Evel Knievel, you’ll be eating up Brunett with two giant spoons

www.tommybrunett.com

Cover: $6



Friday, March 27….6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music featuring

The Abilene debut of soul band

UPTOWN GROOVE


www.theuptowngroove.com

and then at 9:30pm…

the party continues with

RUCKUS JUICE JUG BAND


www.facebook.com/jugstompers

Cover: $5



Saturday, March 28…9:30pm

Live reggae feat.

NOBLE VIBES


This energetic band features reggae classics from legends such as Bob Marley,

UB40, and Jimmy Cliff...along with original songs that'll get ya moving!

www.noblevibes.com

Cover: $5



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Tuesday, March 31….8:30pm

Don’t miss the great…

“THE DAVID MAYFIELD PARADE”


If you’ve seen David Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons,

Jessica Lea Mayfield, or at Bonnaroo (or at Abilene Bar and Lounge !),

you’ve caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy,

and it’s likely you’ll be coming back for more. Do NOT miss this show!

www.thedavidmayfieldparade.net

LOW-DOUGH SHOW: Only $15 at the door



Wednesday, April 1…8pm

Singer-songwriter Extraordinaire

DAVID ALLEN HAMMOND


For more than twenty years, David Allen Hammond has been writing and performing his songs in venues from

coast to coast, honing his vision of the spiritual underpinnings of the human experience.

As a multi-instrumentalist, David has performed with the A-list of Texas songwriters including

Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Joe Ely, David Halley and many others.

As a songwriter david has contributed to several Jimmie Dale Gilmore albums

(two of which received Grammy nomintions), as well as many other artists in all genres

from Texas, New York, Tennessee and points between.

http://www.davidallenhammond.com

Cover: $5


****SPECIAL SHOW****

Thursday, April 2….8pm

From Berlin, Germany…the Country-Punk and Polka-Billy sounds of….

A PONY NAMED OLGA


With special guests, JAYNIE CRASH

Don’t let the upright bass, greased hair, and sideburns fool ya…

THIS AIN’T NO ROCKABILLY BAND!!

It’s way too dirty and you won’t wanna swing dance to it. But dance you will.

They feature elements of dirty rock ‘n’ roll, cowpunk, polka and dark humor…you won’t know whether to laugh or die.

The band is so willing to entertain you, they sacrifice their own well-being with ridiculous stage stunts,

often ending with trips to the hospital and almost the morgue…that’s how much they care!

It’s a show that you’ll want to crucify yourself if you miss..featuring Heini Heimpel on vocals and gut-wrenching guitar,

Luscious Lloyd Clark on upright bass and Stephan Fleck pounding the drums in perfect harmony.

www.facebook.com/aponynamedolga

www.reverbnation.com/jayniecrash

Cover: $7

Friday, April 3….6pm till 9pm

Live Original Music, Free Munchies and Drink Specials… and the acoustic/original rock/blues sounds of

TEAGAN AND LOU

from Teagan and the Tweeds


www.teaganward.com

and then at 9:15pm, Abilene faves

KRASZMAN & FISHWIFE

Playing the best of Hank Williams, John Prine, Hayes Carll…and some very cool originals

And followed by…the Ithaca trio

MAD COW TIPPERS


Three guys thrown together by life’s unfortunate circumstances.

Although suffering from a number of personal shortcomings,

they can still deliver a spicy mix of Americana Cow Punk, Psychobilly and Alternative Country.

Along with their own brand of off-color original material,

Mad Cow Tippers also perform a variety of covers from The Saddle Tramps,

to Rev. Horton Heat and the Cramps, just to name a few. If you’re into the trailer park lifestyle;

not afraid to date your kin; and remain faithfully unemployed,

Mad Cow Tippers could give you the soundtrack that your life’s been looking for.

www.madcowtippers.com

Cover: $5



Saturday, April 4…9:30pm

Please join Abilene in welcoming back one of its all-time favorite bands,

AULD LANG SYNE


Featuring members Timothy Dick, Kathy Dick, Mike “Docks” Bushen, Joe Bushen,

and Daniel James Eustice..with honorary members

Kurt G. Johnson, Caitlin Yarsky, Aaron Shewan, and Sam Snyder.


With special guests, THE WALLBOARDS feat. KURT G. JOHNSON


www.auldlangsyne.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/pages/Auld-Lang-Syne/21593829629e

www.facebook.com/thewallboards

www.kurtgjohnson.com

Cover: $7



Tuesday, April 7.…8pm till 10pm

With A Little Help From My Friends-THE BEATLES UNPLUGGED-Holiday Session--Feat.

DON CHRISTIANO


With special guest…MIKE WITTEK

www.facebook.com/donchristiano

Stop in for a night of great Beatles tunes.

NO COVER CHARGE!!!!  Enjoy the music..it's our treat!



Thursday, April 9…from Boston, MA…roots trio

THE BALLROOM THIEVES


With special guest…MICAH

Stylistically, the trio finds a captivating mélange of acoustic styles,

blending folk conventions with modern hymnals, delta blues grit with rich harmonies,

exploring the basic constructions of pop music while almost wholeheartedly

rejecting its restrictions at the same time.

www.ballroomthieves.com

www.facebook.com/micahmusic

Cover: $6



Friday, April 10….6pm till pm

Happy Hour with great drink specials, free munchies and live music featuring the return of

BOSS TWEED


Come celebrate 20 years of Tweed..and they’ll be playing the best of NRBQ,

Incredible Casuals and a ton of obscure B-side covers..

And then at 9:30pm…

Roots/Americana/Country-Rock/Bluegrass..and playing tunes from their latest disc, “Lucky Dollar”

GRAND CANYON RESCUE EPISODE


www.grandcanyonrescueepisode.com

www.facebook.com/pages/Boss-Tweed-Rochester/194128970682521

cover: $5



Saturday, April 11….9:30pm

Don’t miss the return of…

THE REVELERS


The Revelers is one of Rochester’s premier Americana, roots-rock bands. 

Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Sherner and bassist/vocalist Jeff Simpson came out of the cornfields of Livingston county

and have played together for the past 20 years.  With multi-instrumentalist/vocalist David Curry

and drummer Don Stauffer, The Revelers present a sound heavily influenced by Merle Haggard,

Steve Earle, Wilco, John Prine and the Old 97’s, to name a few. These are songs about hard livin’,

loose women, tears in beers and love gone wrong.

www.facebook.com/TheRevelersBandRochester


Cover: $5



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Thursday, April 16…8:30pm

Bluegrass/Jamgrass heroes…

THE BRUMMY BROTHERS


These New Jersey natives’ original blend of bluegrass, rock, and improvisation

forms a sound and energy that allows them to be found playing anywhere from rock clubs,

to folk festivals, to farmers markets…and it’s a good thing, because if one thing is clear,

it’s that these guys love to play music.

www.TheBrummyBrothers.com

Cover: $5



Friday, April 17…6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music

featuring the oft-requested return of soulful Americana troupe

THE CRAWDIDDIES


www.thecrawdiddies.com

and then at 9:30pm…

the Abilene debut of New Orleans-style horny funksters

EAST SIDE BRASS BAND

They’re an 8-piece band…feat. some killer Eastman trained players

---trumpet, alto, tenor,  2 trombones, tuba, percussion and drums…so get ready to dance!!!

Cover: $6


****SPECIAL SHOW****

Saturday, April 18….9:30pm

GIRLS, GUNS & GLORY present

A TRIBUTE to HANK WILLIAMS


If you’re a fan of Hank (and who isn’t?!), you’re going to NOT want to miss this!!!

Don’t miss the band that Rolling Stone included in “10 New Artists You Need To Know.”

“Modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakam divided by the Mavericks…

Think-y, soulful lyrics paired with a beat you can dance to.”

www.girlsgunsandglory.com


Cover: $8 advance, $10 day of show

Tickets on sale now at Abilene and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Sunday, April 19….doors-4pm, music-6pm

First time at Abilene…legendary SAVOY BROWN leader/guitarist

KIM SIMMONDS


In a special solo performance!

Do not miss this celebrated Welsh blues-rock guitar player.

www.savoybrown.com

cover: $22 advance, $25 day of show

Tickets on sale now at Abilene and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com



Tuesday, April 21….8pm till 10pm

With A Little Help From My Friends-THE BEATLES UNPLUGGED-Holiday Session--Feat.

DON CHRISTIANO


With special guest…TOM PASSAMONTE

www.facebook.com/donchristiano

Stop in for a night of great Beatles tunes.

NO COVER CHARGE!!!!  Enjoy the music..it's our treat!



Friday, April 24…..6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music

featuring the return of those merry mirth-makers..

WATKINS AND THE RAPIERS


www.rapiers.org

and then at 9:30pm…

The return of the Instrumental Surf Freak-out Sounds of…

PICKLED BRAIN FROM OUTER SPACE


www.facebook.com/PickledBrainFromOuterSpace

Cover: $5



Saturday, April 25….9:30pm

The return to Abilene of..

HINKLEY


With special guests….

NOD

www.hinkleysounds.com

Cover: $5



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Sunday, April 26…doors 6pm, music 7pm

“Abilene on the Road”

presents

EILEN JEWELL



Downstairs Cabaret @ Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, Brighton, NY 14623

She’s a rock ‘n’ roll mama from way out west in Idaho.

After a brief hiatus last summer to welcome her first child into the world,

Eilen Jewell is packing up her signature black dress, cowgirl boots, and guitar

and is hitting the road again with a live double album release in tow and

a new studio album due in Spring, 2015.. The past year has been one of reflection and incredible output for Eilen.

  The singer-songwriter gave birth to a beautiful girl named Mavis (after gospel great Mavis Staples).

Jewell squeezed in a few tours  in 2014 and somehow found time to honor a frequent request

from fans to release a live album.  The two disc set, titled “Live at the Narrows,”

includes original songs and some of her favorite covers.

  This special self-release was recorded over two evenings in early 2014.

Crafting a unique style that mixes her poetic ballads with swinging rockers,

Eilen ranks among the best in the Americana genre today.  As the reigning Queen of the Minor Key,

Jewell leads a tight quartet who blend influences of surf-noir, early blues, rockabilly, and 1960’s era rock ‘n’ roll.

www.eilenjewell.com

Cover: Cover: $20 advance, $25 day of show.

Tickets on sale now at Abilene and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com

If you wish to charge tix, call the Downstairs Cabaret at 585.325,4370.

For more info...585.232.3230


****SPECIAL SHOW****

Monday, May 4….doors 6pm, music 8:30pm

DANGERMUFFIN


Dangermuffin can no longer be plainly dubbed an Americana or roots-rock band.

Behind the virtuosic rhythms of drummer Steven Sandifer, the group seamlessly

segues from calypso to world beat to a down-home shuffle, often within the same song.

  When guitarist Mikie Sivilli steps in with a powerful slide-driven lead,

one might even venture to call it Southern rock.  But by the time songwriter Dan Lotti

sings the first words of another verse with his unmistakeable light rasp,

the listener is undeniably back on the beach, pondering both the world’s pleasures and ills through sandy toes.

www.dangermuffinmusic.com

Cover: $8 advance, $12 day of show

Tickets on sale now at Abilene and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com



UPCOMING SHOWS!


May 9……..MICHAEL TARBOX TRIO

May 14........AMY LAVERE

May 16……THE SPAMPINATO BROTHERS

May 17……CHRIS DUARTE

June 7…….ROBBIE FULKS & REDD VOLKAERT

June 10........SELWYN BIRCHWOOD BLUES BAND

July 18........BILL KIRCHEN

July 31........LYDIA LOVELESS

August 14........WALT WILKINS

September 13........GODDAMN GALLOWS