Kris Lager Band
Oct
25
8:30pm 8:30pm

Kris Lager Band

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:30pm

Kris Lager Band - For well over a decade The Kris Lager Band has been a vehicle for Kris Lager’s (former member of Indigenous) unique brand of original music.  Self described as ‘Heavy Soul & Boogie Trance’ KLB doesn’t fall neatly into any one category or genre.  The best way to categorize them would be ‘Feel Good Music’ because as soon as it hits you, you just feel good!  Whether it is a funky soulful number, a groovy beat, a boogie guitar driven riff, or a tug on your heart strings ballad.  A KLB song or show has that ability to just lift you up and make you feel good EVERYTIME!!

www.krislagerband.com

Cover: Super Low Dough Show Only $7!

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Happy Hour with The Drowning Cowboys
Oct
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Happy Hour with The Drowning Cowboys

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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Thor Platter CD Release with The North & South Dakotas
Oct
28
9:00pm 9:00pm

Thor Platter CD Release with The North & South Dakotas

Doors 7:00pm, Music 9:00pm

Thor Platter CD Release Party!

Solid roots music with gritty soul, and a touch of grass. Cleveland singer-songwriter Thor Platter is a loyal purveyor of Americana music for many reasons. "The tradition and history of American music have influenced me my entire life; it encompasses many sounds and styles from many different eras," he explains. "Above all, it is just good music to your ears."

With his new album Take Time, set for release October 27, Platter is setting out to showcase his mastery of the genre, as well as capture the energy, spirit, and infectious harmonies of his live shows. Platter’s gentle, affecting vocals – which have earned him numerous comparisons to Willie Nelson – are carried along freely by the accompaniment of rollicking banjo and harmonica. Fans of the classic ‘70s singer-songwriter genre will delight in Platter’s seamless transitions from toe-tapping jams to sweetly confident ballads throughout the set’s 10 tracks.  Take Time was recorded and produced by David Mayfield at Tiger Spa in Akron, Ohio. Since most of Platter’s shows are performed as a trio (Paul Lewis on bass, Paul Kovac on Banjo), the album takes care to show off the mellow yet sparkling synergy that arises from a smaller, tight arrangement.

Platter, who grew up in Buffalo, NY, had a childhood seeped in rich musical influences – from Woodie Guthrie to Bob Dylan to Flatt & Scruggs – but his biggest inspiration to date has been Neil Young. “The way [Young] lived his life, the way he recorded, not being that mainstream guy--that was a heavy influence on me," he explains. "I've never wanted to be a pop star."  True to Young’s experimental and personally driven nature, Platter approaches songcraft without specific genre boundaries, choosing instead to allow his music to evolve instinctually. He made a fast impact on Cleveland's music scene upon moving there from Buffalo in 2008, releasing a debut solo LP in 2013 combining gospel, blues, and rock influences with bittersweet, character-driven lyrics.

Platter has been the featured performer at multiple large local music festivals, and is a seasoned roadman, keeping up a steady schedule of regional gigs while continually working on new music. He will be touring in support of Take Time throughout Fall 2017.

with The North & South Dakotas

www.thorplatter.com

www.nsdakotas.com

Cover: $8

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Halloween Bash with Bobby Henrie & The Goners!
Oct
31
8:00pm 8:00pm

Halloween Bash with Bobby Henrie & The Goners!

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

Abilene’s Halloween Bash and Costume Contest! Live rockabilly/roots/Americana with Abilene faves BOBBY HENRIE & THE GONERS!

Rochester’s coolest costume contest…with Grand Prize---two (2) tickets to see JD McPherson…Live at The Haunt in Ithaca, November 9! Plus, dinner for two at Maxie’s Supper Club and Oyster Bar…Gift package courtesy of DSP Shows and Maxie’s Supper Club

www.facebook.com/bobbyhenrieandthegoners
www.jdmcpherson.com
www.dspshows.com
www.maxies.com

Cover: $5

 

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Happy Hour with The Angle & The Amy Hazzard Band
Nov
3
5:30pm 5:30pm

Happy Hour with The Angle & The Amy Hazzard Band

Doors 3:00pm, Music 5:30pm

Happy Hour with great drink specials, free munchies and the return to Abilene 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...
with special guests THE AMY HAZARD BAND!

www.facebook.com/The-Angle-1439706646286180

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Twisted Pine
Nov
3
9:00pm 9:00pm

Twisted Pine

Doors 3:00pm, Music 9:00pm

Twisted Pine is the phenomenal genre-bending bluegrass four-piece from Boston, Massachusetts. The band's work is characterized by a deep respect for the bluegrass and old-time repertoire and an otherwise adventurous sense of what's possible. (Their March mashup of Bill Monroe and the funk phenom Vulfpeck went viral.) Among many festivals they'veplayed Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Otis Mountain Get Down, and won the prestigious band competition at FreshGrass at Mass MoCA. Twisted Pine's first full-length album will be released on Signature Sounds Recordings this summer.

http://www.twistedpineband.com/home

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

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Ruben Moreno & The Zydeco Re-Evolution
Nov
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ruben Moreno & The Zydeco Re-Evolution

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

RUBEN MORENO - A proud young Tejano-Creole artist from Houston Texas. Hot. Sizzlin. Locked down dance groove. Ruben has started his very own “Zydeco Re-Evolution” and is sharing it with the world. At Abilene, Ruben is going to be Honky Tonkin,' laying down some serious soul, groove, funk, blues, and hip-hop tinged sounds that have catapulted his band to the top of the Houston Zydeco Music Scene. As Ruben so eloquently states: “Peace, Love, and Honky Tonk!”

http://rubenmusik.com/

LOW DOW SHOW! Only $10

www.facebook.com/events/728752850646346

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Jimmy Thackery
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Jimmy Thackery

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:30pm

The Return of "The Nighthawks" co-founder JIMMY THACKERY & THE DRIVERS! Jimmy Thackery is one of the few blues guitarists who learned firsthand from the masters of the blues, not off a blues record or dvd. Though most associate Jimmy with his 15 years as the co-founder of the Nighthawks, he ended his time with them in 1987. Since then, Jimmy has been on the road as a solo musician for 15 years doing nearly 300 shows a year proving each night that he is still the guitar powerhouse in the blues. Thackery has lived the life of a true road warrior; he’s absorbed the artistic lessons of life and filtered them into his guitar playing and songwriting. To get where he is today, Jimmy has journeyed a highway of life filled with a series of twists and turns. He met all the right people and they have had a permanent influence on him.

www.jimmythackery.com

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

 

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Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters
Nov
11
9:00pm 9:00pm

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

***SPECIAL SHOW!*** Doors 7:00pm, Music 9:00pm

AMANDA ANNE PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS!

We’re switching things up a little. After four albums I’ve decided to step out and start using my own name. It’s something that a lot of people have encouraged me to do over the years, and I guess that 2017 just felt right.” That name, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, is also the title of the band’s new album, which was released by Organic Records on June 9, 2017.

“We’re keeping The Honeycutters too because we don’t want to confuse people…really, we’ve always been Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters. I think I’ve just gotten to a place where I feel comfortable enough to be in the spotlight.”

Lyrically driven, the songs on Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the band’s old-school country roots attitude with their shared influences of rock and folk.  Amanda says of the album, “I think it’s just about life and all that that entails. Including but not limited to death, strangers, birthdays, money, leaving, arriving, seasons, corruption, and love.”

Performing along with Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith on pedal steel and Stratocaster, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums and harmony vocals, and Evan Martin on keys and Telecaster.

www.honeycutters.com

Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of show, on sale now at Abilene, Bop Shop Records, House of Guitars, Record Archive and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com

 

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Delilah Jones
Oct
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

Delilah Jones

Doors 7:00pm, Music 9:00pm

Abilene Debut of Delilah Jones! Fresh new 5 piece Grateful Dead tribute band! 5 veteran musicians with diverse backgrounds - together for the love of the music. Come dance with us!!! Featuring Mike Bowers Drums; Steve Kralles - Guitar, Vocals; Jack Moore - Guitar, Pedal Steel, Vocals; Chris Ott - Keyboard, Vocals; Joe Worden - Bass, Vocals

www.facebook.com/kralltime

Cover: $5

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Hanna & The Blue Hearts
Oct
20
9:45pm 9:45pm

Hanna & The Blue Hearts

Doors 3:00pm, Music 9:45pm

The blues, boogie woogie and soul sounds of HANNA & THE BLUE HEARTS!

You’ve seen her with Joe Beard at Abilene, now see her leading her own band, “Hanna and the Blue Hearts” with Gian Carlo Cervone on organ. Hanna’s music is hard to be put in one box, but the biggest foundation of her music comes from traditional blues, swing and jazz. You may see her band rocking in Chicago blues and boogie style, you may see her collaborating with veteran jazz musicians as a jazz vocalist.

www.hearhanna.com

Cover: $5

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Tragedy Brothers with Big Ditch Brewery Tasting
Oct
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Tragedy Brothers with Big Ditch Brewery Tasting

Doors 3:00pm, Music 6:00pm

Tragedy Brothers CD Release Party!
(6:00pm-9:00pm) The Tragedy Brothers new CD 'Wasting Time' is finally here! A mix of inspired American music, 'Wasting Time' is the product of several years of hard work and thoughtful song writing by band leader Joe Appleby and this band of brothers. Join them as they celebrate the completion of their new album and hear the fruits of their labor! The Tragedy Brothers are honored to hold this event at Abilene Bar and Lounge, a home away from home for them, that has hosted them many times over the past several years. You won't want to miss this show!

With a Big Ditch Brewery Tasting from 6:00pm-8:00pm!

www.tragedybrothers.com
www.bigditchbrewing.com

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$pellCheck with Dosh
Oct
19
8:30pm 8:30pm

$pellCheck with Dosh

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:30pm

$pellcheck is an experimental pop band out of the Twin Cities and Cleveland.  Martin Dosh (Andrew Bird, Dosh, The Cloak Ox) plays keys, loops and percussion.  David King (The Bad Plus, Happy Apple, Craig Taborn) plays drumset. Mike Sopko (Bill Laswell, Glimpse Trio, Yellowstone Apocalypse) plays guitars.  Formed as the brainchild of Dosh and Sopko, with the idea of splitting an LP up between covers, originals and improvs, their debut was recorded over 2 days at the Terrarium in Minneapolis.  The bands they decided to cover are all over the place, everyone from the Heartless Bastards to Squarepusher receive their unusual treatment, running the gamut from ballads to freakouts.  Most of it was recorded live with minimal overdubs after a week of rehearsals.  It's fun, scary, and beautiful, often all at the same time.  The name of the LP is Municipal Stadium, after the legendary, beloved shithole in Sopko's hometown of Cleveland, where Dosh and Sopko spent many days watching baseball back in the 80's, dodging puddles of beer and inhaling second-hand smoke. Dosh was more or less the person who introduced Sopko to music, and King was Dosh's primary drum teacher for many years, so in a way, though they are all pretty close in age, it's a coming together of different generations, and different approaches to music. And it comes together with stellar results.

With special guest Dosh! Call him a one-man band, a virtuoso, a gifted collaborator or a family man, Minneapolis avant-rock luminary Martin Dosh is lauded by fellow musicians for his astounding solo, multi-instrumental abilities, mashing together elements of jazz, electro, hip-hop, minimalism, and ambient. A key collaborator with the likes of Andrew Bird, Redstart, Fog, Lateduster, and many others, Dosh has also shared the stage with Wilco, WHY?, Damo Suzuki, Gary Wilson, Golden Smog, Sole, My Morning Jacket, Tapes 'n Tapes, cLOUDDEAD, Sage Francis, Devendra Banhart, Kid Dakota, Alias, Themselves, Peanut Butter Wolf, P.O.S., Happy Apple, Joseph Arthur, Pizza Boys, the Bad Plus, The Jayhawks, Atmosphere, DJ Vadim and many more!

https://www.facebook.com/dosh-435805050181/

Cover: $8

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Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters
Oct
18
8:30pm 8:30pm

Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:30pm

Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters - A four piece Americana band from Louisville, KY. They’ve released two EPs, “Extra Better” in 2013, and then “Light of Day” in 2014. Through relentless touring, they’ve become mainstays of the Midwest Americana scene. In September of 2015, they set ten highway-tested, fine-tuned songs loose in the confines of LA LA Land Studios. The result is “Midwest Heart/Southern Blues.” The new album is a gritty, upbeat collection of songs, full of characters who were developed while staring over the dash of a beat up Ford van cruising through towns in the South and Midwest, whose better days are behind them. This show is for fans of The Band, Little Feat, and the Turnpike Troubadours.

http://nickdittmeier.com

Cover: $6

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Dmitri Matheny Group
Oct
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Dmitri Matheny Group

Doors 6:00pm, Music 7:00pm

“JAZZ NOIR” - A fresh spin on spy thrillers, crime dramas and classic jazz…feat. THE DMITRI MATHENY GROUP Jazz Noir…a new look at familiar TV and movie themes (film noir, spy thrillers and crime dramas), new works and jazz classics. Concert highlights include a Noir Medley of cinematic favorites (Touch of Evil, Laura, Chinatown, Vertigo, Taxi Driver, Blues in the Night) and the band’s original Crime Scene suite, a dreamlike series of vignettes linked together with voiceover narrative in the hardboiled detective style of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. Featuring Bob Sneider guitar, Danny Vitale bass, Mike Melito drums, and Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. This promises to be a very interesting and intense night at Abilene.

www.dmitrimatheny.com

Cover: $10

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Hey Mavis!
Oct
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Hey Mavis!

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

HEY MAVIS! With songs that effortlessly float from softly orchestrated lullabies to raw and raucous love songs, the music of Hey Mavis is best described as “Appalachian Americana.” Their lyrics focus heavily on the beautiful imagery of life, the joy and labor of raising children, and the timeless themes of love and heartbreak.

“MARVELOUS-you heard words like that after Hey Mavis played two packed shows last June (2014) at the Little Theatre during the Xerox Rochester Internationals Jazz Festival..This is a charming-and serious-banjo-driven-sound…adds up to rocking Appalachian music from Akron, Ohio.” — Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

“Laurie Michelle Caner is a cross between Edgar Allan Poe and Garrison Keillor with a killer voice, a killer banjo, and a killer band.” - Hey Mavis fan

www.heymavis.com

Cover: $10

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The North Country
Oct
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

The North Country

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

The North Country
- The objective reality is this: there isn’t one. While we may live on the physical plane together, always jockeying for a space to stand peacefully among the noise, each experience is always subject to the whims of the beholder. The promise and horror of today is very real. But it’s up to you on how those macro social currents will affect your reality.

Andrew Grossman—bandleader, guitarist and lead vocalist for DC’s The North Country—documents his search for widespread subjective truth through expressive, narrative-based songwriting, providing both context and personal color on the trials, tribulations and tiny victories of 21st-century adulthood. Blending polyphonic psychedelia, classic American songwritership and soulful indie-rock compositions, The North Country is a band with a distinct message and broad appeal. Think about a deep songwriting session between Elvis Costello, Andrew Bird and Jeff Lynne, mix in Songs in the Key of Life-esque horn arrangements, St. Vincent’s otherworldly progressions, and you’re on your way to understanding The North Country.

Their newly recorded full-length album—In Defense of Cosmic Altruism— finds the band in a place populated with unknowns, not unlike our current social climate. Freed from a certain future, The North Country is free to explore their many facets, incorporating sounds as vast as synth pop, experimental and neo-soul, weaving a pastiche of influences as diverse as our community.

With special guests Brind'Amour, River Lynch & The Spirit Makers

www.thenorthcountrymusic.com

www.facebook.com/events/491294344560679

www.facebook.com/Brindamourroc

Cover: $7

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Miss Tess & The Talkbacks
Oct
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

***SPECIAL SUNDAY SHOW***
Doors 4:00pm, Music 6:00pm

MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS!
Playing tunes from her latest new album, Baby, We All Know, don’t miss this Brooklyn-based singer and her band as they  make grooving modern vintage music that nods to the traditions of saloon jazz, country swing, early rockabilly, and New Orleans second line, yet somehow maintains a unique and personal sound.

Tickets: $10 advance, $15 day of show, on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive, House of Guitars, Bop Shop Records and online at abilene.showare.com/

www.misstessmusic.com

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Wayne "The Train" Hancock
Oct
7
10:00pm10:00pm

Wayne "The Train" Hancock

****SPECIAL EVENT****
Doors 7pm • Music 10:00pm

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

Igor & The Red Elvises

****SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 3:00pm, Music 9:30pm

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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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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Crawfish Royale
Oct
5
8:30pm 8:30pm

Crawfish Royale

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:30pm

A Very Special Evening of New Orleans Musical Gumbo!!! Featuring…
 
“CRAWFISH ROYALE”
 
A seasoned mix of New Orleans Boogie Woogie, Blues and a dash of R & B! Featuring former members of Seatrain, Blues Project, Country Joe & The Fish!
 
Cover: $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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Patience Chaitezvi Munjeri
Oct
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Patience Chaitezvi Munjeri

--SPECIAL SHOW!--

Doors 6:00pm, Music 7:00pm

PATIENCE CHAITEZVI MUNJER
I, one of Zimbabwe’s rare women mbira players, has played in traditional ceremonies since she was very young. Because her mother is a traditional healer and medium and her brothers also played mbira for the spirits, Patience grew up immersed in mbira music and deep Shona culture. Join us at Abilene on Sunday October 1st.
MATT O'BRIAN AND THE GREAT BLUE HERONS will be warming up the stage starting at 7pm and Patience will start at 8pm.

www.mbira.org

www.facebook.com/events/152063602056198

$5 cover

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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 9:30pm


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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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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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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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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Hanna & The Blue Hearts
Sep
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Hanna & The Blue Hearts

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

HANNA & THE BLUE HEARTS!
You've seen her with Joe Beard at Abilene, now see her leading her own band "Hanna and the Blue Hearts" with Gian Carlo Cervone on organ. Hanna's music is hard to be put in one box, but the biggest foundation of her music comes from traditional blues, swing and jazz. You may see her band rocking in Chicago blues and boogie style, you may see her collaborating with veteran jazz musicians as a jazz vocalist. 

http://www.hearhanna.com

Cover: $5

 

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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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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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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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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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Rochester Fringe Festival - San Pedro
Sep
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

Rochester Fringe Festival - San Pedro

Doors Noon, Show 4:00pm

Thrilled to be a KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival venue!

San Pedro - Fresh from touring with FUNNY OR DIE and creator of the new COMEDY CENTRAL Snapchat series HEADS WILL ROLL, McQueen Adams has taken his world of impressions, music, and comedy in a fresh and innovative direction, creating a hi-tech, audio-visual universe.

http://www.mcqueenlive.com/

Check out the Fringe Fest website for more details www.rochesterfringe.com

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