Tuesday, December 6….doors 4pm, music 8pm

Don’t miss this night!!! It’s the last Beatles night till February! 

With a Little Help from My Friends…The Beatles Unplugged..and featuring

DON CHRISTIANO

With Special Guest to be announced shortly


www.facebook.com/donchristiano

With Special Guest: TOM PASSAMONTE

www.facebook.com/donchristiano

$5 Moscow Mules Every Tuesday!

Every Tuesday is “Tall Boy Tuesday!”

16oz PBR Tall Boys only $3..or..2 for $5!!!

No Cover Charge! Enjoy the music…it’s our treat!

 

 

Wednesday, December 7….doors 4pm, music 8pm

The Third Installment…Of An Intimate Evening with blues great…

JOE BEARD

And his special guest…GIAN CARLO CERVONE

Do not miss this special night of music.

www.facebook.com/events/205655453211758

Special thanks to our friends,  Doug Camp and Cicero Ryland, Jr., true music fans.

Cover: $5

 

 

Thursday, December 8…doors 4pm, music 8pm till 11pm

The second of our four Thursday nights in a row with….

THE MIGHTY HIGH & DRY

THURSDAY NIGHT RAMBLE


The Mighty High & Dry pumps out big-hearted American Rock ‘n Soul,

employing a healer’s touch, a bartender’s wit and a lover’s kiss to the tune

of the pastor’s pen.  Since 2011, singer Alan Murphy has been channeling

his writing efforts into MHD along with bassist Kyle Vock.  With two members

relocating in ’16, they’ve added guitarist Eric Katerle and drummer Alex Cote,

who both triple their duties by writing and singing with the band.   

The Mighty High & Dry play mostly in their city of Rochester, NY, but are in the process

of expanding their reach to other regions.  Though they have face-melting capabilities

on par with your favorite jam or blues bands, they lean toward letting the song take precedence,

softening hearts and thighs with choruses of compassion alternating with jaunts

of funky sexuality and fun.  They have released two full-length CDs,

the 1st one (‘13) self-titled and the latest one (’16) titled “The Next Waltz”,

indicating a nod to The Band and a need for the dance to keep dancing... 

Special Guests on Dec 8..…

The Byways

Dan Eaton Band

Violet Mary

www.reverbnation.com/themightyhighdry

Cover: $3



Friday, December 9…. doors 3pm, music 6pm

Happy Hour with great drink specials, free munchies and the long anticipated performance by

THE PRESSTONES


Original power pop featuring

Peter (Anvelt) Presstone, Anthony Brown, Scott Weichman, Bill Ribas and Simon Ribas

And then at 9:45pm….

the Abilene debut of Buffalo’s 8-piece New Orleans brass band…

Don’t miss the “Rust Belt Brass Sound” of

THE BUFFALO BRASS MACHINE


www.facebook.com/thebuffalobrassmachine

Cover:  $7

 

Saturday, December 10….doors 7pm, music 9:30pm

THE JANE MUTINY

with Special Guests!

You’ll love the acoustic/folk-rock sounds of The Jane Mutiny!


www.thejanemutiny.com

Cover: $5



Tuesday, December 13..4pm till midnight

Drink Specials and Cool Tunes…All Night Long!!!

$5 Moscow Mules Every Tuesday

And Every Tuesday is “Tall Boy Tuesday!”

16oz PBR Tall Boys only $3..or..2 for $5!!!


 

Wednesday, December 14….doors 4pm, music 8pm

ANDREW GRIMM of June Star


June Star is Americana with influences of Alt-rock, Rock, Alt-country, a little bluegrass,

there’s some fine pedal steel and banjo on the records (there are 12 studio cds).

 Andrew’s influences are Dylan, Jayhawks, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Tom Waits, Velvet Underground.

 Andrew will draw in your audience, engage them with his songwriting, and keep them there

by interacting with them. His songs are filled with insight and observation, lots of universal relatability.   

www.facebook.com/junestarband

www.junestar.bandcamp.com

Cover: $5

 

 

Thursday, December 15…doors 4pm, music 8pm till 11pm

The third of our four Thursday nights in a row with….

THE MIGHTY HIGH & DRY

THURSDAY NIGHT RAMBLE


The Mighty High & Dry pumps out big-hearted American Rock ‘n Soul, employing a healer’s touch,

a bartender’s wit and a lover’s kiss to the tune of the pastor’s pen. 

Since 2011, singer Alan Murphy has been channeling his writing efforts into MHD

along with bassist Kyle Vock.  With two members relocating in ’16, they’ve added

guitarist Eric Katerle and drummer Alex Cote, who both triple their

duties by writing and singing with the band.   

The Mighty High & Dry play mostly in their city of Rochester, NY,

but are in the process of expanding their reach to other regions. 

Though they have face-melting capabilities on par with your favorite

jam or blues bands, they lean toward letting the song take precedence,

softening hearts and thighs with choruses of compassion alternating

with jaunts of funky sexuality and fun.  They have released two

full-length CDs, the 1st one (‘13) self-titled and the

latest one (’16) titled “The Next Waltz”, indicating a nod to

The Band and a need for the dance to keep dancing... 

Special Guests on Dec 15..… Watkins & The Rapiers

Swamp Trotter

www.reverbnation.com/themightyhighdry

Cover: $3

 

 

Friday, December 16…doors 3pm, music 6pm

Happy Hour with great drink specials, free munchies

and the return of those merry mirth makers

WATKINS & THE RAPIERS


www.rapiers.org

then at 9:30pm…the Abilene debut of…

BACKYARD CHEMISTRY


Get ready for a full night of music from Jason Willey, Greg Kremer, Barry Laffler, Keri Crowley and Mike Boucher

www.facebook.com/backyardchemistry

in a benefit for the Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline Opposition

www.facebook.com/StandingRockDakotaAccessPipelineOpposition

Suggested minimum donation: $5

 

 

****SPECIAL EVENT****

Saturday, December 17…..doors 4pm, music 9:30pm

Don’t miss the Appalachian sounds of Knoxville, Tennessee’s

THE BLACK LILLIES


“It isn’t uncommon for listeners to say that the music of The Black Lillies

has taken hold of their soul.  It’s earthy and gritty and melancholy in a

way old mountain music was a century ago, speaking of pain and love and

revenge and revelry with such spirit, such genuine celebration and sorrow,

that it seems to be carved out of the planks of a backwoods cabin

abandoned during the Great Depression.”

www.theblacklillies.com

Cover: $15 advance, $20 day of show

Tickets on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive

and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com

 

 

****SPECIAL EVENT****

Sunday, December 18…..doors 4pm, music 5pm

HUNU CHRISTMAS SHOW


Hunu is Jim Schwarz, Jimmy Mac, Mike Wittek, Don Christiano and Rita Coulter

Join them and their special guests in raising funds for this very worthy cause.

…It’s gonna be a great night of music, guaranteed!

Donation: $10…to the Center for Youth Services

http://centerforyouth.net

 

 

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Tuesday, December 20…doors 4pm, music 8pm

From Nashville, Tennessee…

THE HOWLIN’ BROTHERS


The Howlin’ Brothers are a three-piece string band that brings heart and passion

into every performance.  Their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music,

featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle.

www.thehowlinbrothers.com

Super Low-Dough Show—only $8 at the door

 

 

****SPECIAL EVENT****

Wednesday, December 21…doors 4pm, music 6pm

ABILENE HOLIDAY PARTY!!!

Live music featuring

THE GREGORY STREET VAGABONDS


Jazz and Swing…especially from the 1930’s and 1940’. Think Lindy Hop dancing..and more.

www.facebook.com/GregoryStreetVagabonds

Tons of surprises…Guests….Specials…and more!!!

More details to be announced shortly

No cover charge

 

 

 

Thursday, December 22…doors 4pm, music 8pm till Midnight

The fourth of our four Thursday nights in a row with….

THE MIGHTY HIGH & DRY

THURSDAY NIGHT RAMBLE


The Mighty High & Dry pumps out big-hearted American Rock ‘n Soul, employing a healer’s touch,

a bartender’s wit and a lover’s kiss to the tune of the pastor’s pen.

  Since 2011, singer Alan Murphy has been channeling his writing efforts

into MHD along with bassist Kyle Vock.  With two members relocating in ’16,

they’ve added guitarist Eric Katerle and drummer Alex Cote,

who both triple their duties by writing and singing with the band.   

The Mighty High & Dry play mostly in their city of Rochester, NY,

but are in the process of expanding their reach to other regions. 

Though they have face-melting capabilities on par with your favorite jam

or blues bands, they lean toward letting the song take precedence,

softening hearts and thighs with choruses of compassion alternating

with jaunts of funky sexuality and fun.  They have released two full-length CDs,

the 1st one (‘13) self-titled and the latest one (’16) titled “The Next Waltz”,

indicating a nod to The Band and a need for the dance to keep dancing... 

Special Guests on Dec 22.… Mary Fagan CD Release

Kyle Donovan

And a reprise of “The Last Waltz”

www.reverbnation.com/themightyhighdry

Cover: $5

 

 

Friday, December 23…doors 3pm, music 6pm

Happy Hour

with great drink specials, free munchies

and a band to be announced shortly!

and at 9:30pm…

in a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester.

www.rmhcrochester.org

THE TOBEY VILLAGE HOUSE BAND


www.facebook.com/tobeyvillagehouseband

Cover: $5


 

Note: Abilene Bar and Lounge will be closed on

Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24

AND

New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!


 

Tues, Wed & Thurs, Dec 27-29….open 4pm till midnight

Drink Specials Nitely!


 

Friday, December 30…doors 3pm, music 6pm

Happy Hour with great drink specials, free munchies and the Abilene debut of folk, rock, jam band

WALRUS JUNCTION

And followed at 9:30pm with

FOX SISTERS


Don’t miss this rock and soul band. You’ll hear influences of Sam Cooke,

Booker T and the MGs, Joe Tex, Otis Redding, Bo Diddley, Sam The Sham and more…

www.facebook.com/TheFoxSisters

and followed by Rochester alt-country faves

HINKLEY


www.hinkleysounds.com

Cover: $6



UPCOMING!


Jan 12  THE SUITCASE JUNKET

January 13  KIM SIMMONDS (at The Penthouse at One East Avenue)

January 19  JOAN SHELLEY

February 22  THE 7TH ANNUAL JOHNNY CASH BIRTHDAY BASH

February 25  GEORGE HARRISON BIRTHDAY BASH

March 5  COMMANDER CODY & HIS MODERN DAY AIRMEN

March 16  GINA SICILIA

April 22  EILEN JEWELL (at The Hart Theatre, JCC)



 

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