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LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR!  2016

Thursday, August 18….doors 4pm, music 8:30pm

Rochester’s blistering 15 year-old guitar hero…

McKINLEY JAMES TRIO


www.facebook.com/mckinleyjamesmusic

And followed by the surf/rockabilly/psychedelic sounds of…

THE TELEVISIONARIES


www.televisionaries.bandcamp.com

Cover: $5


Friday, August 19…6pm till 9pm

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

the Abilene debut of  

THE ANGLE


The Angle is a 5-piece band performing homegrown original music…

songs that were born in a barn in Upstate, NY…

an acoustic/electric mix that leaves you wanting to hear more.

Check out the original rock sounds of Rick Palumbo, Scott Schipper, Scott Stevenson,

Tom McTamity and Chris Zolellick.

www.facebook.com/The-Angle-1439706646286180

and then at 9:30pm…

THE UGLY ARCHITECT


The Ugly Architect is the stage name for songwriter William S. Knudsen

and a rotating cast of musicians. Based in Colorado, Knudsen extensively

toured venues, festivals, and universities in North America as a performance poet

before The Ugly Architect’s formation in 2015. Combining a singer-songwriter aesthetic

with an indie-rock ensemble, The Ugly Architect brings a lively sound

to the debut EP, released in June of 2016.

“I don’t know why, but the name says it all. The Ugly Architect

is someone you want to get to know—a set of songs that’s an old friend,

maybe even a brand new friend, that you can’t help but listen to,

argue with, nod in silent agreement, laugh out loud together,

all the way he takes you across the mountains and plains, rivers and valleys,

sunset to sunrise, or maybe the reverse, and you can’t think

of a journey you’d rather be on.”—Jesse Elliot, These United States

www.theuglyarchitect.com

With special guests

SAM NITSCH

MADELINE McQUEEN

Cover: $6

 

 

Saturday, August 20….doors 7pm, music 9:30pm

TALKING UNDER WATER


Great songs performed by Dave Chisholm, Alex Patrick, Elise Hughey and Stephen Roessner.

www.talkingunderwater.com

www.soundcloud.com/talking-under-water

and followed by Nashville’s rising stars….

ROANOKE

Roanoke is a rising folk/Americana band based out of Nashville, TN.

Lead by Joey Beesley (lead vocals, guitar) and Taylor Dupuis (lead vocals),

the two come together to create rich harmonies and unforgettable songs of love,

heartbreak, and exploration. Joined by band members Zach Nowak (mandolin and vocals),

Kyle Breese (drums, banjo, and harmonica), and Jo Cleary (violin), Roanoke uses their

undeniable musical chemistry to create a unique and captivating sound full

of cultural influences, roots instrumentation, and catchy, memorable melodies.

Their newly released self-titled debut album Roanoke, is an invigoratingly classic

Americana album filled with modern yet vintage tunes that make the audience

sit and listen to a back-porch tale in true Americana fashion. The stories told in

Roanoke are relatable, real-life tales of struggles, adventure, love, and heartbreak.

“No matter where you are, Roanoke will transport you to another

place---be it a winding mountain road for a front porch swing.

Their roots run deep with the heart of country music,

the soul of the blues, and the grit of Americana music.” –Literally Darling

Cover: $7



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Tuesday, August 23….8:30pm

VICTOR & PENNY


Celebrating a time when style mattered and class was king, Victor & Penny

and their Loose Change Orchestra feature tight harmonies, dazzling guitar work,

soaring horns and a fiery ukulele. This corset-tight duo crafts clever original

tunes and brings a modern voice to prohibition era jazz with charm and hot licks. 

Named, “Best Folk Ensemble 2015” by the PITCH Magazine and “Stand-out Concert of the Year”

by The Joplin Globe, they are an “absolute rollicking blast.”

Since 2010, Victor & Penny aka Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane have been delighting

audiences nationally with their deft  blend of originals, hot jazz and offbeat pop

standards. While many bands exploring America’s musical roots

are content to faithfully recreate period music, Victor & Penny

infuse their music with a strong sense of swing rooted

in the riff driven style of Kansas City jazz to create their own distinctive style.

www.victorandpenny.com

Cover: “Low-Dough Show”…only $8 at the door

 

 

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Wednesday, August 24…8:30pm

LUCKY TUBB

AND THE MODERN DAY TROUBADOURS


Nephew of country icon Ernest Tubb, Lucky’s style is reminiscent to the raw,

original country and honky-tonk styles of the earliest Nashville artists.

  After touring as opening act for Dwight Yoakam, Ray Price, and Hank III,

Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadors showcase their strong traditional influence.

www.luckytubb.com

Cover: “Low-Dough Show”…only $10 at the door

 

 

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Thursday, August 25…..8:30pm

GAL HOLIDAY

and the

HONKY TONK REVUE


Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue were at the vanguard of New Orleans’

now-thriving country scene when they formed over a decade ago, and they’ve

remained in a league of their own ever since.  Combining evocative songwriting,

impeccable musicianship, and a twinge of punk sensibility to boot, their infectious

Western swing energy has earned them their place in the upper echelon of local favorites

and helped grow an avid fan-base of two-steppers around the world. 

Their vigorous touring schedule doesn’t  prevent the Honky Tonk Revue

from remaining 100% native to their hometown, and you can find them

raising a ruckus in local watering holes and dance halls any day of the week.

Vivid songwriting is undoubtedly one of the group’s greatest strengths,

and everything from their rollicking foot-stompers to poignant Crescent City

tributes crackles with an authentic country spirit.

www.galholiday.com

Cover:$8 advance, $10 day of show

Tickets on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive, Bop Shop Records

and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com

 

 

Friday, August 26….6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour with great drink specials, free munchies and live music featuring the Abilene debut of..

THE BBQ BLUES BAND

 You will like this high-energy, rockin’ blues band!

www.facebook.com/BBQ-Blues-Band-197071350370172

and followed at 9:30pm with the return of 

C’EST BON CAJUN DANCE BAND


Do not miss this hard-rockin’, foot-stompin, girl-powered Cajun dancehall troupe!!!

www.facebook.com/cestboncajunband

Cover: $7

 

 

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Saturday, August 27….doors 7pm, music 9:30pm

SARAH BORGES

& THE BROKEN SINGLES


Sarah Borges is a rocker from Taunton, Massachusetts, formerly signed to Sugar Hill Records.

Her music has been described as “walking that fine line between punk and country.”

On the strength of a performance at the South by Southwest Festival in 2004,

Borges earned a record deal with Houston’s Blue Corn Records.

Her first record, 2005’s Silver City earned praise for showcasing

“an unusal knack for mixing alternative rock with country.”

Allmusic compared Borges to Maria McKee of Lone Justice,

and admired how her songs “balance some fierce guitar licks with heartfelt twang.”

After much national touring and opening for noted acts such as

Dave Alvin, Borges, and her band, The Broken Singles, were signed

by Sugar Hill Records.  The title of her 2007 release Diamonds in the Dark

is a line from the song Come Back to Me, by one of her favorite bands, X.

The album features a cover of this song, many original works,

and Tom Waits and Greg Cartwright covers.

Borges’ wide variety of influences are often noted.

They range from Dolly Parton, Mahalia Jackson, X,

Sid Vicious, Merle Haggard to bubblegum pop.

A third album, The Stars Are Out, was released in March 2009.

The album features five covers of artist ranging from Smokey Robinson

to The Lemonheads. Allmusic describes the album as

“material grounded in Americana even as it morphs form folk to rock and even soul”

and calls it a s “short but sweet collection.”

After taking a few years off to have a son, Borges released Radio Sweetheart

in 2014 and a follow up EP in 2016, Good & Dirty, which was produced by Eric Ambel.

www.sarahborges.com

Cover: $8 advance, $10 day of show

Tickets on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive, Bop Shop Records

and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com

 

 

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Sunday, August 28….doors 6pm, music 8pm

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:$10 advance, $15 day of show

Tickets on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive, Bop Shop Records

and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com


UPCOMING!

 

September 2……….WOODY PINES

September 7……….CHRIS DUARTE

September 10……….LYDIA LUNCH-SPOKEN WORD

September 15……….SULTANS OF STRING

September 16……….DEX WOMWEBER & JD WILKES

September 29……….GINA SICILIA

October 13……….IGOR & THE RED ELVISES

November 4……….BIG SANDY & HIS FLY-RITE BOYS

November 12……….WAYNE “THE TRAIN” HANCOCK