Brendon Caroselli & Friends
Aug
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Brendon Caroselli & Friends

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

Brendon Caroselli & Friends #3 will feature locally established drummer Brendon Caroselli in a variety of musical settings with different people. Musicians - feel free to bring your instrument and jam with us!

www.lostwaxcollective.com

And we’re featuring Rohrbach specials all night long!

$1 Off all Rohrbach 16oz. cans of Highland Lager, Blueberry Ale, Red Wing Ale, Railroad Street IPA, Vanilla Porter, Oktoberfest,  and Space Kitty Double IPA!!!

Plus, $1 off Rohrbach Scotch Ale Drafts!

Cover: $3

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The Bad Penny Pleasuremakers
Aug
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Bad Penny Pleasuremakers

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

From New Orleans, Hot Jazz and Novelty Swing with…
THE BAD PENNY PLEASUREMAKERS!

Shine up those dancin’ shoes…and enjoy some New Orleans-style 20’s & 30’s Jazz!

www.facebook.com/Bad-Penny-Pleasuremakers-189633541135100
www.badpennypleasuremakers.bandcamp.com

Also, We’ll be celebrating Buffalo’s Premier Craft Brewery, Big Ditch Brewing Company! Cans of Big Ditch Excavator Rye Brown and Low Bridge Golden Ale both only $4 on Special, and pints of Big Ditch Hayburner American IPA only $4 on special!

Cover: $5

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Joel Savoy and members of Feufollet
Aug
25
9:00pm 9:00pm

Joel Savoy and members of Feufollet

Doors 3:00pm, Music 9:00pm

Louisiana Cajun Dance Party with

JOEL SAVOY and members of FEUFOLLET!

Inc. Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones, Chris Stafford and Philippe Billeaudeaux

Feufollet----Cajun, honky-tonk, and string-band music as their starting point…and keeping an open mind about where their song craft will lead them. Yes, their Cajun roots don’t define them as much as propel them forward; whispers of the swamp and its time-honored waltzes trigger a modern and broad musical imagination, one that finds equal expression in blues, old-time, country ballads, rock ‘n’ roll, whatever, all for the sake of the song.

Joel Savoy---Having grown up literally at the feet of the Cajun greats, he represents his culture with an authority that few people his age can and his playing leaves no doubt that Cajun music is still very much alive. He has worked with the best in southwest Louisiana and folks like John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Earle, and T-Bone Burnett, although most often he’s seen with his brother Wilson and their parents in the Savoy Family Cajun Band or with the legendary Cajun powerhouse Jesse Lege.

You’re in for a real treat!!!

www.joelsavoy.com

www.feufollet.net

Cover: Super Low Dough Show---$10 at the door

 

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MI 5 (feat. former members of Park Ave. Band) plus guests
Aug
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

MI 5 (feat. former members of Park Ave. Band) plus guests

Doors 7:00pm, Music 8:00pm

Classic rock, blues and more…

MI 5

Featuring Don Mancuso on guitar and vocals, Richard Iman on guitar and vocals, Rob Silfvast (all the way from the Bay Area in California!!) on keyboard and vocals, Dave Quick on bass and vocals..and Johnny Pasquarella on drums and vocals.

If you’re were a Park Avenue Band, Passenger, Dead, Allmans fan, you’ve got to hear this group!

Here’s a small sampling of tunes you’ll hear….Hey Joe, Little Wing, Cripple Creek, Feeling Alright, Me & Julio, Midnight Rider.

And followed at 10:30pm with a band to be announced shortly!

www.donmancuso.com

www.facebook.com/richard.iman.5

Cover: $5

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Roy Wilson & The Buzzards with East End Drifters
Aug
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Roy Wilson & The Buzzards with East End Drifters

****SPECIAL SUNDAY SHOW****
Doors 3:00pm, Music 4:00pm
Official Fairport Music Fest Post Party!!!!


Maximum Rockabilly with Long Island’s
ROY WILSON & THE BUZZARDS

Besides inciting riotous mayhem and general debauchery (not to mention occasional nudity!), the Buzzards have performed at every rockabilly hot spot, including the Rodeo Bar in Manhattan and the Blue Comet just outside of Philly.

They are the house band at the Bayou in Long Island and have performed at the Gold Coast Casino and Orleans Casino in Las Vegas for the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend more than ten times. They were rewarded with a standing ovation each year. They’ve performed at the Indy Rockabilly Rebel Weekend, the Heavy Rebel Weekender in North Carolina, and Rock ‘n’ Rods in Philly. They’ve performed for the Rockabilly Hall of Fame many times, most notably at the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first sold-out concert, in Memphis, Tennessee. Get ready to dance!!!

www.thebuzzards.com

Opening the show….classic rock and soul from
EAST END DRIFTERS!

Great music to share with friends is what the East End Drifters are delivering across venues in the Rochester area. Joe’s powerful voice blends perfectly with Pete’s, and together the Fornieri brothers belt out tunes from the 50’s thru the 80’s while throwing in a healthy dose of roots blues.The brothers fill out the sound with guitars, harp, and mandolin with Matt McNulty laying down the foundation on bass, and for extra thump and larger stages the trio adds Julius Varrenti on drums. Entertaining and engaging, the East End Drifters serve up rock and roll with soul!

www.eastenddrifters.com

Cover: $7….or only $5 if you mention the Fairport Music Festival!!!!
 

 

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The Old Main
Aug
30
8:30pm 8:30pm

The Old Main

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:30pm

Hailing from the foothills of the Adirondack mountains in upstate New York, The Old Main has drawn favorable comparisons to bands such as The Avett Brothers ,The Band, and Dawes while retaining a sound and style uniquely their own. They've been called Folk/Rock, Adirondack Folk, foot stomping Folk, alt-Americana, and all sorts of other things. But regardless of the adjective and/or categorization used, they've developed a voice all their own through their high energy live performances and the raw acoustic sound created through their use of acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, drums, and ringing vocal harmonies.

www.theoldmainmusic.com

Cover: $6

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Dale Watson
Sep
1
10:00pm10:00pm

Dale Watson

****SPECIAL SHOW***

Doors 3pm, Music 10pm

Ameripolitan/honky-tonk at its Finest...
DALE WATSON AND HIS LONE STARS

We’re thrilled to be hosting Dale again!

Dale Watson is the keeper of the true country music flame. The Austin-based honky-tonker carries on in the tradition of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson with his “Ameripolitan” brand of American roots music.

www.dalewatson.com

Tickets: $25 advance, $30 day of show
Tickets on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive and online at
https://abilene.showare.com/

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Big Ditch Brewing Co. Night!
Sep
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Big Ditch Brewing Co. Night!

4pm till midnight

Big Ditch Brewing Co. Night!

Join us in celebrating Buffalo's Premier Craft Brewery, Big Ditch Brewing Company!

Cans of Big Ditch Excavator Rye Brown and Low Bridge Golden Ale---both only $4 on special!!!

Also, pints of Big Ditch Hayburner American IPA-only $4 on special!!

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Rohrbach Brewing Co. Night
Sep
6
4:00pm 4:00pm

Rohrbach Brewing Co. Night

4pm till midnight

Rohrbach Brewing Company Night

Join us in celebrating Rochester's original craft brewers, Rohrbach Brewing Company!

Rohrbach 16 oz. cans of Highland Lager, Blueberry Ale, Red Wing Ale, Railroad Street IPA, Vanilla Porter, Space Kitty Double IPA and Rohrbach Oktoberfest---all $1 off!

Plus, Rohrbach Scotch Ale Drafts--$1 off
 

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Shannon McNally
Sep
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shannon McNally

****SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 6pm, Music 7pm

SHANNON McNALLY!

Here's what Rodney Crowell said about Shannon McNally..."I first heard of Shannon McNally through John Leventhal, who described her vocal skills as having just the right amount of girlish smoke. At the time I was looking for just the right singer to make a cameo appearance on a song I was recording called "Famous Last Words of a Fool." Trusting John's appraisal---from his description I imagined something of a cross between Joan Jett and Lauren Bacall-I set about tracking the mystery singer down. What I eventually discovered in the small town of Holly springs, Mississippi was this dark-eyed beauty who wrote grown-up songs, played a pretty mean Fender Stratocaster and, at times, sounded a lot like Jesse Mae Hemphill. From our first meeting I couldn't shake the feeling that I was the right man for the job of shepherding the next Shannon McNally record into existence. Now that the record is made, I hope music lovers around the world will come to know what I and many others already know: this girl belongs in the Americana Music spotlight."

www.shannonmcnally.com

Cover: $10 for the night! Includes both shows, Shannon McNally (7pm) AND Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys (9:30pm)! - Come Early, Stay Late!!!

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Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys
Sep
9
9:30pm 9:30pm

Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys

Doors 6:00pm, Music 9:30pm

Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys make one feel as if they're traveling in time, maybe back to Louisiana in 1963. Mel Guarino of The Bluebillies said, “There is no other band that I know that can sound so modern and yet so classic and nostalgic. It's at once, "Old Timey" and “Timeless,” echoing the sound and feel of maybe Hank Williams or the Stanley Brothers, with a "hill-billy" edge.”

“Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys specialize in a progressively flavored bluegrass sound often containing wickedly funny, all original, satirical lyrics. They are consistently entertaining and have attracted an avid, loyal audience. Don't miss an opportunity to see this band which offers a change of pace and a lot of up tempo fun." ~Ted Lehmann, Nominated annually for the IBMA Print/Media Person of The Year

Cover: $10 for the night! Includes both shows, Shannon McNally (7pm) AND Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys (9:30pm)! - Come Early, Stay Late!!!

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The Moonshine Rhythm Club
Sep
12
8:30pm 8:30pm

The Moonshine Rhythm Club

****SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:30pm

MOONSHINE RHYTHM CLUB

Moonshine Rhythm Club brings old-school swing and jazz to life with joyful arrangements and energetic playing that makes this vintage music sound like it was written this morning. The boys seek out deep cuts from the 30s and 40s, take their favorite parts from classic big band recordings, and distill them into their signature sound. That sound draws on the guitar-driven, acoustic fire of gypsy jazz, as well as the slow burn and laid-back groove of later artists like Count Basie and Nat "King" Cole. On top of this lays classy and hip vocals with a lighthearted humor.

www.moonshinerhythmclub.com

Cover: $10

 

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The Blasters
Sep
18
8:30pm 8:30pm

The Blasters

****SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 6pm, Music 8:30pm

THE BLASTERS!

The Blasters exemplify the best traditions of American Music, performing with passion and honesty that for over three decades has won the hearts and souls of fans worldwide. Composed of founding members vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bill Bateman and bassist John Bazz with Keith Wyatt on guitar, they carry on a hard-won legacy as one of the most recognizable and credible bands in American Music. Their influences range from the likes of George Jones and Carl Perkins to Ike Turner, Howlin’ Wolf, James Brown and Big Joe Turner, all blending into a sound that ignores the lines between Rock & Roll, Country, Blues and Rockabilly.

www.blastersnewsletter.com

Tickets: $25 advance, $30 day of show
Tickets on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive and online at
https://abilene.showare.com/

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Claude Bourbon
Sep
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Claude Bourbon

****SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

CLAUDE BOURBON


"Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world.

Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, among many others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong (Van Morrison) and many more. Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists' influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia, Deep Purple's Richie Blackmore; JJ Cale, JS Bach.

One reviewer even noted that although "Claude's roots were in blues, that is like saying Leonardo da Vinci was a painter."

www.claudebourbon.org

Tickets: $10 advance, $15 day of show, on sale beginning August 23...and available at Abilene, and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com
 

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Jake La Botz
Sep
22
7:30pm 7:30pm

Jake La Botz

****SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 3:00pm, Music 7:30pm


JAKE LA BOTZ!

Jake La Botz hit the road at fifteen. He found employment as a roofer, boilermaker, factory worker and obit writer. In the midst of this, he learned how to play guitar. He played on the streets and in the juke joints of New Orleans, Chicago, and the Mississippi Delta, finding kinship with some of the last of the pre-war era bluesmen: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, “Homesick” James, and “Maxwell Street” Jimmy Davis.

La Botz has become known for his “Tattoo Across America Tour,” where he tours the country performing at tattoo shops and as an actor in films in which he sometimes sings his originals songs: RAMBO dirirected Sylvester Stallone, ANIMAL FACTORY directed by Steve Buscemi, and others.

Jake has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe and has opened for Ray Charles, Etta James, Dr. John, Mavis Staples, JD McPherson and a host of other greats. Jake’s Hi-STYLE Records CD, “Sunnyside,” was produced by JD McPherson’s bassist, Jimmy Sutton. Needless to say, if you’re a fan of JD, you’re gonna really dig this show!

www.jakelabotz.com

Cover: Super Low Dough Show---Only $8 at the door

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The Push Stars Reunion
Sep
22
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Push Stars Reunion

****SPECIAL SHOW****
“Abilene on the Road” and Record Archive present...


THE PUSH STARS REUNION!

Doors 7:00pm, Music 9:00pm
Live at The Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street, 14604


Boston alternative popsters, The Push Stars are led by songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Chris Trapper, with bassist/keyboardist Dan McLoughlin and drummer Ryan MacMillan rounding out the lineup. The band debuted in 1996 with an album for the now-defunct Imago label, “Meet Me at the Fair; from there, they self-released the 1997 EP “Tonight” and landed a spot on the soundtrack for the popular romantic comedy, “There’s something About Mary” with the song “Everything Shines.”

As the buzz grew on the band, Capitol Records signed them up, issuing their major-label debut album “After the Party” in 1999. “Opening Time” followed in Spring 2001. As each member of the band approached 30, The Push Stars took complete creative control. They signed to the San Francisco imprint 33rd Street and joined producer/engineer Greg Collins (No Doubt, Matchbox Twenty, Jewel) in Spring 2003 to begin recording The Push Stars’ fourth album. Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas heard the band’s work in progress and was so impressed, he brought The Push Stars on the road for Matchbox Twenty’s Fall tour of North America.

In March 2004, the band released “Paint The Town” to much critical acclaim and fanfare. After more than a year of touring in support of the album, the band decided to go on indefinite hiatus. Since that time, Chris Trapper has recorded and released nine albums and toured the word over as a solo acoustic performer. Dan McLuoghlin currently owns a recording studio in Hoboken, JN and is much sought after as a producer and engineer. Ryan MacMillan now works as a session drummer/drummer for hire and has toured and recorded with several high profile bands, most notably Matchbox Twenty and Tonci.

While the band never officially broke up, live performances have been few and far between in recent years. We’re thrilled to be presenting them live in Rochester, which has always been a hotbed of Push Stars fan appreciation.

www.thepushstars.com

With special guest BRENT SHUTTLEWORTH!

www.brentshuttleworth.com

Tickets: $22 advance, $25 day of show, on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive, Bop Shop Records, House of Guitars and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com and www.ticketfly.com

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David Mayfield
Sep
22
10:00pm10:00pm

David Mayfield

Doors 3:00pm, Music 10:00pm

The Legendary DAVID MAYFIELD!

“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 witnessed 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

Tickets: $15, on sale beginning August 23….and available at Abilene and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com

 

 

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The The Band Band
Sep
23
8:30pm 8:30pm

The The Band Band

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Doors 7:00pm, Music 8:30pm

A Tribute to Bob Dylan and The Band - The THE BAND Band!

As the most musically satisfying Tribute to The Band on the scene today, The THE BAND Band brings the music to life with authentic, true-to-form renditions of the extraordinary repertoire, with the passion and commitment for which The Band was renowned.

Gary Solomon, co-founder of The THE BAND Band, was a 19 year old kid from New York when he found himself at The Last Waltz, at San Francisco’s Winterland Arena on Thanksgiving Day 1976. “I was in the right place at the right time,” Solomon say, knowing even then that The Last Waltz would prove to be a concert for the ages. Immediately after the show, Solomon wrote in a letter to his friends back home, “I have just come from the most incredible musical happening I have ever experienced, or probably ever will.” Now 60, Solomon leads the critically acclaimed tribute band he started 10 years ago. “I was so blown away by the experience of being at The Last Waltz, I wanted to tell the whole world about it. I guess I still do.”

Since they started touring in 2007, The THE BAND Band has been keeping the sound and spirit of The Band alive and well for a grateful and growing fan base.

www.thethebandband.com

Tickets: $25 advance, $30 day of show, on sale now at Abilene and online at www.abileneshoware.com

 

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Commander Cody
Sep
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Commander Cody

****SPECIAL SUNDAY SHOW ****

Doors 4:00pm, Music 6:00pm

The quintessential “bar band,” Cody and crew play stripped-down, basic rock ‘n’ roll, boogie-woogie, country and blues.

Get yer ass in gear, Commander Cody is comin’ to town!!!

www.commandercody.com

Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of show, on sale now at Abilene, House of Guitars, The Bop Shop, Record Archive and online at https://abilene.showare.com/

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Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
Sep
25
8:30pm 8:30pm

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

****SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 6pm, Music 8:30pm

Dandedeville Barber and Beauty and Abilene present BIG SANDY & HIS FLY-RITE BOYS!

One Night Only!!! Live In Concert!
The finest purveyors of American Roots Music, Western Swing, Rockabilly and Traditional Country Music!

www.bigsandy.net

Tickets: $20 advance, $22 day of show
Tickets on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive and online at
https://abilene.showare.com/

 

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Baby Gramps
Sep
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Baby Gramps

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

Legendary Musician BABY GRAMPS!

Writer Patrick Ferris said he has "a mass appeal in the sense that any audience between the age of 2 and 102 are captivated by his vaudeville antics, hilarious lyrics and animated guitar playing... His voice is a cross between Popeye the Sailor and a Didgeridoo and the plinkity-plink of his VERY worn National steel guitar, sounds like a wind up jack in the box. If you listen closely and know anything about music, you'll realize Gramps is an absolutely incredible guitar player. Being a professional musician for over 40 years can't help but give you some sort of chops, but Gramps is a modern day Robert Johnson; a revolutionary guitarist that, like Thelonious Monk on piano, can play the notes 'between the cracks.”

www.babygramps.com

Cover: Low Dough Show Only $8!

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Janet Robin
Sep
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Janet Robin

****SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

JANET ROBIN

Janet Robin can be defined in a single word: musician. A Southern California native, Robin's musical education began the moment she met her guitar teacher, Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne). Under Rhoads' tutelage, Robin became an ace six-string player and, while still in high school, parlayed this education into a position as the lead guitarist for the all-female rock band Precious Metal. Discover by Rodney Bingenheimer of the legendary L.A. rock radio station KROQ, Precious Metal was soon signed to Polygram Records. Later moving to Chameleon/Capitol Records, Precious Metal
released several albums, wrote with Heart, Poison and Cheap Trick, toured extensively and gained accolades from both fans and critics alike.

Following the demise of Precious Metal, Robin joined Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham's band in support of his 1992 solo album, Out of the Cradle (Reprise Records). A consummate pro, working with Buckingham profoundly influenced Robin's guitar playing, singing and songwriting, as well as her general approach to the music business. This new direction led to Robin's 1998 debut solo album, Open the Door. Released on her own label, Little Sister Records, Buzz Weekly described the CD as "smart, savvy, fuzzy, hooky pop." She has seen songs from this album featured in film and television; most notably on the then popular T.V. show Felicity. Ever the road warrior, she supported the disc by opening for such acts as Heart, Colin Hay, Loudon Wainwright III and the Smithereens, steadily building a wide fan base. Robin has since continued to tour heavily and averages as many as 150 dates per year. One need not base their judgment on Robin solely on those with whom she has been associated. Only a listen to her albums or a ticket to one of her shows will prove the opening claim to be true. For what underlies the Janet Robin labels of singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, and road warrior is a single word: musician.

www.janetrobin.com

Cover: Super Low Dough Show---Only $10 at the door

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Charlie Parr
Sep
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Charlie Parr

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

Abilene Bar & Lounge and The Bop Shop present CHARLIE PARR!

An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin, Minnesota in the 1980's in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13 recordings, 250 shows a year or more, 200,000 miles on a well broke in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights. Resonator fueled folk songs from Duluth, Minnesota.

www.charlieparr.com

Tickets $12 advance, $15 day of show, on sale now at Abilene, House of Guitars, The Bop Shop, Record Archive and online at https://abilene.showare.com/

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Happy Hour with Groveland Sation
Sep
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Happy Hour with Groveland Sation

****SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 3:00pm, Music 6:00pm


Happy Hour with great drink specials, free munchies and the Abilene debut of GROVELAND STATION!

Groveland Station is an Americana fiddle-boogie band out of Livingston County. They've got a sound that combines big, fat acoustic grooves and tasty fiddle chops. Their style mixes swing, country, blues, bluegrass, and jazz. They also have a Chapman Stick that's ethereal and weird. They're mostly focused on original songs, but also play a number of classic and
contemporary cover tunes...Btw, they love it when people dance to their music!

www.grovelandstation.com

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Alexis P. Suter Band
Sep
29
10:00pm10:00pm

Alexis P. Suter Band

Doors 3:00pm, Music 10:00pm

A very special evening of blues featuring national
touring act the ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND!

When the great bluesman B.B. King first heard Alexis P. Suter sing a few years ago, he was visibly impressed-and said so after her opening set. Shaking his head in wonder in his characteristic way, he remarked, "It's a rare thing to share the stage with great talent like that young lady."

Considering the caliber of performers who appeared on the same bill as King, that was a heady compliment. And she has earned similar accolades from other well-known musicians and performers, including the late Levon Helm and Dan Akroyd, better known in the blues world as Elwood Blues, who called her "America's number one contender of the new Queen of the Blues."

A true vocal phenomenon, bass/baritone powerhouse Suter and her band began wowing audiences in the Northeast as regular performers at Levon Helm's
Midnight Ramble Sessions in Woodstock, NY. "She is one of those wonderful spirits, she's got her arms around you, you can feel that!" Helm said. Since then, they've been in demand at North American blues fests and venues...and we're thrilled to have 'em at our corner saloon.

www.alexispsuter.com

Cover: Super Low Dough Show---Only $10 at the door

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Soul Roach
Sep
30
9:00pm 9:00pm

Soul Roach

***SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 7:00pm, Music...two long sets beginning at 9:00pm


SOUL ROACH
Soul Roach primarily plays the Jerry Garcia Band catalog but also dips in for some good ol' Grateful Dead here and there. Highly improvisational unit
anchored by an unwavering trio comprised of Todd Eberwine on guitar and vocals, Keith Lindner on bass and Mark Hitchcock on drums. The band has a cast of regulars that pop in and out rounding the Soul Roach sound.

www.soulroach.com

Cover: Super Low Dough Show---Only $10 at the door

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Wishbone Ash
Oct
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Wishbone Ash

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Montage Music Hall - Doors 7:00pm, Music 8:00pm

“Abilene on the Road” & The House of Guitars present Classic Rock Legends...WISHBONE ASH!

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, bring it to their North American fans on the 2017 “

Tough and Tender Tour.” As they celebrated their 48th anniversary, the guys will present time-honored classics and deep tracks from the back catalog, as well as material from recent recordings.

Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash finds itself in rare company these days. Not many bands are still going strong after nearly 50 years. It takes a serious lifetime of commitment to the craft of making music; but, more importantly, real skill is required to navigate the shifting seas of the music industry, and few know that better than Andy Powell.

“The hours, days and weeks we spend touring and recording results in a close-knit group, for sure,” says Powell. “It allows us to bring a level of intensity to the table that people seem to pick up on and appreciate.”
Wishbone Ash’s hallmark is the distinctive twin-melodic lead guitar interplay that has influenced such bands as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden and, more recently, Opeth.

True road warriors, each year the band logs around 30,000 miles, roughly equivalent to circumnavigating the earth. There is truly no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than “The Ash.”

www.wishboneash.com

Tickets $25 advance, $30 day of show, on sale now at Abilene and online at www.abileneshoware.com and
www.ticketfly.com

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Sean Farley
Oct
6
5:30pm 5:30pm

Sean Farley

****SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 3pm, Music 5:30pm

Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and the Abilene debut of Williamsport, Pennsylvania’s

SEAN FARLEY

Chasing full sounds with LIVE “looping,” which allows Sean to layer himself by recording tracks as he performs. You’ll hear what sounds like multiple guitarists, percussion and rhythms, harmonies, lead guitar licks, and a big soulful voice! He takes a simple and organic approach to the “one-man band” show.

www.seanfarleymusic.com

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Igor & The Red Elvises
Oct
6
9:30pm 9:30pm

Igor & The Red Elvises

****SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 3:00pm, Music 5:30pm

IGOR & THE RED ELVISES!
If Igor and Red Elvises aren’t in the middle of a tour, they are getting ready for the next one — this is a group that is constantly in motion and consistently evolving. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and showman extraordinaire Igor Yuzov is perpetually globetrotting and in the process he has found scores of wildly talented, entertaining musicians to bring into the fold of this increasingly international party band. Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed “Siberian Surf Rock.” Since then the band has included musicians from many other countries, including United States, Israel, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria, to name just a few.  Everyone who performs with them for any length of time brings something different both energetically and musically. At various times shows have included keyboards, accordions, sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute, banjo, mandolin, tuba and many other instruments. Old and new fans alike can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor’s unique brand of humor combined with guitar based rock ‘n’ roll that makes audiences want to sing, dance, scream and shout.

www.redelvises.com

Tickets: $15 advance, $18 day of show, on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive, House of Guitars, Bop Shop Records and online at abilene.showare.com/

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Wayne "The Train" Hancock
Oct
7
9:30pm 9:30pm

Wayne "The Train" Hancock

****SPECIAL EVENT****
Doors 7pm • Music 9:30pm

The Return of WAYNE “The Train” HANCOCK!

Since his stunning debut, Thunderstorms and Neon Signs in 1995, Wayne “The Train” Hancock has been the undisputed king of juke joint swing—that alchemist’s dream of honky-tonk, western swing, blues, Texas rockabilly and big band.  Always an anomaly among his country music peers, Wayne’s uncompromising interpretation of the music he loves is in fact what defines him: steeped in traditional but never “retro;” bare bones but bone shaking; hardcore but with a swing. Like the comfortable crackle of a Wurlitzer 45 jukebox, Wayne is the embodiment of genuine, house rocking, hillbilly boogie. Wayne makes music fit for any road house anywhere…With his unmistakable voice, The Train’s reckless honky-tonk can move the dead. If you see him live (and he is ALWAYS touring), you’ll surely work up some sweat stains on that snazzy Rayon shirt you’re wearing. If you buy his records, you’ll be rolling up your carpets, spreading sawdust on the hardwood floor, and dancing until the downstairs neighbors are banding their brooms on the ceiling.

www.waynehancock.com

Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of show, on sale now at Abilene and online at https://abilene.showare.com/

 

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Sunday Best: Dual Album Release Party
Aug
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

Sunday Best: Dual Album Release Party

Doors 3:00pm, Music 4:00pm

Sunday Best: Yarms and Archaeologist & Benny Beyond Dual Album Release!
 
Come on down for an epic and highly-anticipated afternoon of Dual Album Releases from Yarms (Cosmic-Country-Folk), and Archaeologist & Benny Beyond (New Age Space Rap)
 
Tapes, CDs, and more availablefor the first time: Archaeologist & Benny Beyond's "New Age Post Wave" and Yarms' “Polka Dot Swing"

Opening the show, the classic country sounds of the Mike Snow Band!

www.facebook.com/events/161183301116359/?__mref=mb

www.facebook.com/ryarms/

soundcloud.com/benny_beyond

music.digdugdiy.com/album/toup-e

Cover: $5

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Nikki Hill
Aug
17
8:30pm 8:30pm

Nikki Hill

****SPECIAL EVENT****
Doors 4pm • Music 8:30pm

The House of Guitars and Rohrbach Brewing Company present NIKKI HILL!

Those who have seen Carolina girl Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a “whiplash” moment. Where did the fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before? If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her.  Hill and her band have been touring extensively following the indie release of her debut album “Here’s Nikki Hill” in 2013, leaving jaws on the floor along the way.

With a no-filter energy, and explosive live show, they deliver a sound that will make you believe in rock ‘n’ roll again! With an unstoppable force of a band, Nikki’s unique voice with raw rock and soul dynamics mixed with the strength, passion, and honesty of blues shouters of the past, creates a breath of fresh air with their authentic approach to American roots music.

www.nikkihillmusic.com
 

Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of show, on sale now at Abilene, House of Guitars, Record Archive, Bop Shop Records and online at https://abilene.showare.com/

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Brendan Caroselli & Colin Jones Duo
Aug
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Brendan Caroselli & Colin Jones Duo

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

Brendan Caroselli & Colin Jones Duo - Live electronic loops, deep grooves, bombastic beats! Two special sets of live improvised electronic music!

Musicians: Feel free to bring your instrument and jam with us!

www.lostwaxcollective.com

And we’re featuring Rohrbach specials all night long!

$1 Off all Rohrbach 16oz. cans of Highland Lager, Blueberry Ale, Red Wing Ale, Railroad Street IPA, Vanilla Porter, Oktoberfest,  and Space Kitty Double IPA!!!

Plus, $1 off Rohrbach Scotch Ale Drafts!

Cover: $3 for the whole night of music, including Willy Mason, 7:00pm-8:00pm!

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Willy Mason
Aug
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Willy Mason

Doors 4:00pm, Music 7:00pm

Just Added! Performance by singer-songwriter WILLY MASON!

He’s toured with Mumford & Sons and released many highly-acclaimed albums. This will certainly be a very special show.

www.willymasonmusic.com

And we’re featuring Rohrbach specials all night long!
$1 Off all Rohrbach 16oz. cans of Highland Lager, Blueberry Ale, Red Wing Ale, Railroad Street IPA, Vanilla Porter, Oktoberfest,  and Space Kitty Double IPA!!! Plus, $1 off Rohrbach Scotch Ale Drafts!

Cover: $3 for the whole night of music including Brendon Caroselli & Colin Jones Duo after Willy Mason!

 

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Kinloch Nelson-Live
Aug
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Kinloch Nelson-Live

Doors 4:00pm, Music 7:30pm

Solo fingerstyle guitarist KINLOCH NELSON!

Kinloch Nelson performs a synthesis of folk, jazz, classical, rock, American popular music, and original compositions. His programs run from J.S. Bach to John B. Sebastian and may include references to Miles Davis, Franz Schubert, John Fahey, Leo Kottke, The Ventures, Flatt and Scruggs, and the occasional TV theme.

www.kinlochnelson.com

No Cover Charge!

Plus $1 Off Cans of Brooklyn Brewing Summer Ale!

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The Mutineers
Aug
12
9:30pm 9:30pm

The Mutineers

Doors 7:00pm, Music 9:30pm

From Portland, Oregon THE MUTINEERS! - featuring acclaimed husband and wife duo, Brian Mathusek on guitar and vocals and Merry Young on drums and vocals.

“Their country/folk/Americana/punk sound – a mix of scrappy, stein-swinging anthems peppered with a few slow tracks-is grounded by the band’s constant energy, string talent, melodic harmonies, and strong rhythm section. By way of visceral folky lyrics, the Mutes offer happy music about hard times and the people living through them; these characters, like those in Springsteen’s and countless other folk songs, represent those groups oft overlooked in today’s media landscaple and viral marketplace.” ~Santa Barbara Independent

www.themutineersmusic.com/music

Cover: $5

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The El Dorados with Kraszman & Fishwife
Aug
11
9:00pm 9:00pm

The El Dorados with Kraszman & Fishwife

Doors 3:00pm, Music 9:00pm

THE EL DORADOS!

Rockabilly, swing, and everything..coming to town from Albany, NY... Jay Bird Gorleski, Justin Birk, and Brian Goodman ready to rock and roll !! Grease up your hair and slip on those fishnets and dance the night away!

With special guests Kraszman & Fishwife

Cover: Special Low Dough Show - Only $6 at the door!

 

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Lost Wax Collective Open Jam #1
Aug
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Lost Wax Collective Open Jam #1

Doors 4pm, Music 8pm-11pm

The first of three consecutive Wednesdays curated by drummer Brendon Carolselli! Join Brendon and Rochester’s up and coming experimental soul group
LOST WAX COLLECTIVE!

Musicians: feel free to bring your instrument and jam with us!

www.lostwaxcollective.com

And we're featuring Rohrbach specials all night long!
$1 Off all Rohrbach 16 oz. cans of Highland Lager, Blueberry Ale, Red Wing Ale, Railroad Street IPA, Vanilla Porter and Space Kitty Double IPA!
Plus, $1 off Rohrbach Scotch Ale Drafts!


Cover: $3

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The Fremonts with Tough Old Bird
Aug
8
to Aug 9

The Fremonts with Tough Old Bird

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:30pm

THE FREMONTS

Born in New York City and raised in Boulder, Colorado, The Fremonts weave Midwestern ghost stories into restless Americana music. Stephanie Dodd (originally from Fremont, Nebraska - vocals/keyboard/xylophone/accordion) and Justin Badger (originally from Fremont, California - vocals/guitar/kick drum) lace their sound with bluegrass, country, blues, folk and indie pop influences. By blending Dodd’s lyrical voice and Badger’s turbulent style, they take on a range of topics from sprawling tales of escape and ambition to quiet disenchantment with traditional roles in American family life. In their three years of creating music together, The Fremonts have unearthed fresh authenticity in their writing and performances through dedicated practice and community building.

with special guests from Fillmore, NY..

TOUGH OLD BIRD

Cover: $5

www.thefremontsmusic.com

www.tougholdbirdmusic.com

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The Mighty High & High Assembly, Auld Lang Syne & Mary Fagan
Aug
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Mighty High & High Assembly, Auld Lang Syne & Mary Fagan

Doors 3:00pm, Music 9:00pm

THE MIGHTY HIGH & DRY ASSEMBLY!

The Mighty High & Dry Assembly 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, guitarist Eric Katerle and drummer Alex Cote. Joining the core group this evening will be "The Assembly," a full horn section and back-up singers!

Plus Special Guests!

Auld Lang Syne

Featuring Timothy and Kathy Dick and friends

Mary Fagan

A restless heart and devotion to music has made Mary Fagan a true original with wide ranging influences. Backing herself solidly on piano or guitar, she moves seamlessly from jazz to folk, blues and rock. With influences that range from Duke Ellington to The Grateful Dead, you can't fit her neatly into any one musical category. But no matter what style of music she is playing, her voice will captivate you. It is bold and smooth, as if it were forged in the blues and then dipped in velvet.

Cover: $7

www.themightyhighanddry.com

www.facebook.com/Auld-Lang-Syne-2159382962

www.maryfagan.com

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Happy Hour!
Aug
4
3:00pm 3:00pm

Happy Hour!

Doors 3:00pm, Music 6:00pm

Happy Hour featuring Free Munchies, Drink Specials..and Live Music featuring the return of…

THE DROWNING COWBOYS

The Drowning Cowboys are a Rochester based country band that formed in late 2012. Their songwriting explores such classic themes as drinking, heartache, drinking, and the freedom and solitude of the open road.  The band approaches music with a dedication to clever and heartfelt lyricism and catchy hooks, attempting to remain true to the roots of modern country music.

www.facebook.com/TheDrowningCowboys

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Count Vaseline
Jul
28
9:00pm 9:00pm

Count Vaseline

Doors 3:00pm, Music 9:00pm

Stefan Murphy Returns to Planet ROC! COUNT VASELINE!!!

Count Vaseline is the new project from Stefan Murphy (ex Mighty Stef), who is crazy excited about performing again in Rochester, NY.

Plus Special Guests OONA KYUNG; spellbinding indie-folk rookie MAMMAL IS A MOUNTAIN….alt-Americana impressionism and psych-lullaby songs

www.facebook.com/countvaseline

www.facebook.com/mammalisamountain

Cover: $7

 

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Joe Beard-Up Close and Personal
Jul
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Joe Beard-Up Close and Personal

Doors 4:00pm • Music 8:00pm

The Eighth Installment of An Intimate Evening with Blues Great and Rochester Music Hall of Fame Member..

JOE BEARD

And his special guest…DAN SCHMITT

Do not miss this special night of music!

www.facebook.com/joebeardblues

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010319433068

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

Cover: $5

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“Bootstrap Tuesday”
Jul
25
8:30pm 8:30pm

“Bootstrap Tuesday”

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:30pm

“BOOTSTRAP TUESDAYS”

Pick yourself up and celebrate the DIY spirit of 2 new local bands…original music form PAPA HERB and THE SOL VIBRATION With guitarist/songwriter Herb Heins, and featuring Lou Spezio on keyboards, Junior Spezio on saxes, Chris Meeker on bass, Ethan Lyons on sax, Brendon Caroseli on drums, Michael Van Munster on percussion…and “THE BAND THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED!” featuring guitarist/songwriter Miles McHugh, Wood Woodruff on drums, Lou Chitty on keys and Chris Meeker on bass.

www.herbheins.com

Cover: $5

 

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Brendan MacNaughton & The Inbetweens
Jul
21
9:30pm 9:30pm

Brendan MacNaughton & The Inbetweens

Doors 3:00pm, Music 9:30pm

Live acoustic rock featuring acoustic classics, homegrown grooves and some mean Johnny Cash..as performed by long-time Rochester favorite..BRENDAN MACNAUGHTON & THE INBETWEENS!
It’s a special reunion of the original members!!! Don’t miss this annual appearance by this legendary group!

www.reverbnation.com/brendanmacnaughton

Cover: $7

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