Happy Hour with Ethos Unplugged
Nov
17
5:30 PM17:30

Happy Hour with Ethos Unplugged

Doors 3:00pm, Music 5:30pm

Happy Hour with great drink specials, free munchies and the Abilene debut of acoustic duo..

ETHOS UNPLUGGED

Featuring Matt Ferris (former member of No Camouflage, Animation, Xanax Taxi & Pull) and Mike Caputo (former member of Steel Kingdom, Mind Sky and Joey T and the Formula)…playing the best of Peter Gabriel, John Mayer, The Beatles, Paul Simon…and much more!

 

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Miller & The Other Sinners
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Miller & The Other Sinners

***SPECIAL EVENT***
Doors 7:00pm, Music 8:00pm

The Penthouse at One East Avenue

“Abilene on the Road” presents
“A Night of Blistering Southern Blues and Soul” featuring Miller and The Other Sinners!
with a full 8 piece big band and special guests...
Darick Campbell, Carlton Campbell, Daric Bennett, & Cinnamon Jones!

Miller & The Other Sinners website
Darick Campbell Facebook page
 

Tickets: $15, on sale now at Abilene Bar & Lounge, online at abilene.showare.com and from members of Miller & The Other Sinners

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Friendsgiving Party & Dance!
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Friendsgiving Party & Dance!

Doors 7:00pm, Music 8:00pm

“FRIENDSGIVING PARTY and DANCE!”

Benefit for the Homeless Community

Featuring music by…
THE BROTHERS BLUE!

Rooted in the fertile tradition of Old-Time fiddle music, The Brothers Blue grow a sound all their own – offering a hybrid which unites fresh, original song-writing with elements from Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, and Irish music. They weave three part harmonies through a rich tapestry of fiddle, banjo, and guitar. Their tight, groove-oriented arrangements prompted one fan to describe them as a “one-mind band” and another as “a dancer's dream.” Furthermore, each of their abilities to play multiple instruments makes their performances especially entertaining. As comfortable around a campfire as they are in a concert hall, the band is excited about any opportunity to share honest, heartfelt musical experiences with their ever-growing family of friends: "The Brethren Blue."

www.thebrothersblue.com

With Special Guests

SUSANNA ROSE
www.susannarose.bandcamp.com

THE DADY BROTHERS
www.dadybros.com

TERESSA WILCOX
www.teressawilcox.net

BOB BUNCE
www.bobbunce.com

THE CRAWDIDDIES
www.thecrawdiddies.com

and more musical acts to be announced!

Beard Contest with Prizes!

New sock donations will be collected.

Cover: $10  or $5 with a donation of new socks, undies, or toiletries.

All Donations to Western New York Coalition for the Homeless

All Proceeds to Foodlink

 

 

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Terr Family & Friends
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Terr Family & Friends

***SPECIAL SUNDAY SHOW!***
Doors 6:00pm, Music 7:00pm

Terr Family & Friends!

Hard-Rockin' Louisiana Cajun Dancehall Music!

Charlie Terr is a first-rate, highly respected accordion player who began playing in the early 1970s. He was one of the first outside of the Cajun culture to learn the music and has played with many of the masters, including the Balfa Brothers, Nathan Abshire, Marc Savoy, D.L. Menard, Bois Sec Ardoin and countless others. In keeping with the Cajun tradition of family and music, he brought his sister Betsy Terr Fuller into the fold. Betsy currently plays guitar and sings with Northeast favorites C’est Bon. Joining the family are fiddlers/vocalists Jane DeLisa from C’est Bon and Missy Roser of Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, along with Danny Birnbaum of the Empty Bottle Ramblers on bass. Holding it down on the drums is Lee Blackwell, who also played with Dewey Balfa and cut two award-winning records with The Tracy Schwarz (of the legendary New Lost City Ramblers) Cajun Trio. The connection gets deeper, as Lee and Charlie toured together with Tracy way back in the day.

Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for a real treat, as the Terr Family & Friends amp it up for a night of high energy, foot stomping fun!

Cover: $10 at the door

 

 

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Night Before Thanksgiving Party!
Nov
22
9:30 PM21:30

Night Before Thanksgiving Party!

****VERY SPECIAL SHOW****
Doors 4:00pm, Music 9:30pm


Huge Night Before Thanksgiving Party!!!

The night begins with one of Abilene’s favorite bands…
DANGERBRYD

Followed at 10:30pm with
THE 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…

And then at 11:30pm with
THUNDER BODY
Roots, Reggae, Dub, Noise, Dancehall, Afrobeat..and Beyond!!

www.facebook.com/dangerbyrdband
www.facebook.com/TheFoxSisters
www.thunderbody.com

Cover: $12

 

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King Cardinal
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

King Cardinal

Doors 3:00pm, Music 7:30pm

King Cardinal

Americana music from Denver, Colorado!

Hailed by Marquee Magazine for their "excellently crafted Americana" and Westword for their "raw, gut-wrenching emotion," Denver's King Cardinal push raw roots rock into lush, sonically daring territory with hints of cosmic country and delicate folk. Building off the success of two acclaimed EPs as well as dates with Ben Sollee, Sam Outlaw, and Darlingside (in addition to a performance at the iconic Telluride Bluegrass Festival), the band has released  their debut album, 'Great Lakes,' which was recorded over seven days at Texas' famed Sonic Ranch studio with Grammy-winning producer/engineer Ted Young (Israel Nash, Banditos).

Cover: $5...stay all night...

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Jimmy Mac's 60th Birthday Bash
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

Jimmy Mac's 60th Birthday Bash

Doors 7:00pm, Music 8:00pm

Help celebrate the 60th Birthday of Rochester's favorite drummer, Jimmy Mac!

Jimmy will be playing with Grand Canyon Rescue Episode, as well as drumming for a whole slew of special guests.

Don't miss Abilene faves…and the best in Roots/Americana/Country-Rock/Bluegrass with
GRAND CANYON RESCUE EPISODE!

www.grandcanyonrescueepisode.com

Cover: $5

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Savoy Brown
Nov
25
9:00 PM21:00

Savoy Brown

***SPECIAL EVENT***
Doors 7:00pm, Music 9:00pm/Montage Music Hall

Abilene On The Road & The House of Guitars present...

SAVOY BROWN!
“Witchy Feeling” CD Release Party!

Savoy Brown are a legendary blues/rock institution…true innovators. These are just a few of the ways Savoy Brown has been described over the past forty years by music critics and fans.

One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back the USA invigorating the style forever.  In the process, the band became part of the framework that launced the rock ‘n’ roll music of the 1970’s.  Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today.

The band recorded their first singles for Mike Vernon’s Purdah label in 1966 and quickly followed up with the landmark album “Shakedown.” Singer Chris Youlden joined the band in 1968 and many classic records appeared with songs such as “I’m Tired” and “Louisiana Blues” becoming radio staples.  Blues-rock and boogie music always was the band’s calling card and they captured, forever, the spirit of the music on the live side of “A Step Further” (1969) with a twenty-minute boogie “The Savoy Brown Boogie” dedicated to fans in Detroit.

By 1971, Youlden had departed on a solo career and band members Dave Peverett, Roger Earle, and Tony Stevens had left to form their own group, Foghat.
Kim Simmonds rebuilt the band using former members of the blues band Chicken Shack and vocalist Dave Walker.  That year, “Street Corner Talking” brought the band its best chart success up tho that date.  “Tell Mama,” “Street Corner Talking,” “All I can Do Is Cry” and the band’s funky re-make of the Motown classic, “I Can’t Get Next To You,” took the band to platinum status and placed them in front of wildly enthusiastic rock audiences in arenas all over the world.

After the successful run of the early to mid 70’s, Kim moved operations to the USA and continued making the kind of records he wanted to make with a succession of line-ups. Records as diverse as the acoustic blues “Slow Train” to the hard-hitting “Rock  And Roll Warriors” appeared. All were eagerly accepted by the fans.

From London’s Soho night clubs in 1966 to headlining the world’s most famous venues (Carnegie Hall, Fillmore East and West, Cobo Hall, etc) Savoy Brown has done it all and as the band continues to tour worldwide they give a glimpse into the past and also inspire new listeners with their personal brand of rocking boogie, blues and rock.

In 2011 Kim signed the band to Ruf Records releasing the album “Voodoo Moon” that became a best seller on Amazon.com

Going into 2013, Simmonds has returned to a three piece band once again, singing and playing guitar along with Pat DeSalvo on bass and Garnet Grimm on drums.

The band is touring now in support of their brand new release, “Witchy Feelin’.”

www.savoybrown.com
www.themontagemusichall.com

Tickets: On sale now, $25adv, $30dos at Abilene Bar & Lounge, Bop Shop Records, House of Guitars, The Record Archive and online at abilene.showare.com and ticketfly.com

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Happy Hour with Daddy Longleg's Homegrown Revival
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour with Daddy Longleg's Homegrown Revival

Doors 3:00pm, Music 6:00pm

From Cleveland, Ohio...Daddy Longleg's Homegrown Revival weaves a rich tapestry of musical genres from all corners of the earth, supported by live performance artists onstage. A jazzy mix of Middle East Afro-funk, Latin, Reggae, French Cafe, Americana, Rock, Soul, and Gospel!

www.facebook.com/pg/DaddyLonglegsHomegrownRevival

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Infrared Radiation Orchestra & Anonymous Willpower
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Infrared Radiation Orchestra & Anonymous Willpower

Doors 3:00pm, Music 8:00pm

Double bill!...Infrared Radiation Orchestra and Anonymous Willpower!

Infrared Radiation Orchestra “Burly, grungy, stunning psychedelic garage rock compositions flow out of this group's wailing guitars, hearkening back to a time when real rock ruled, but with a new dose of profound lyricism and a churning, addictive energy." - Megan Romer

Anonymous Willpower is a neo-soul inspired husband and wife indie rock band based out of Rochester, NY, USA. It consists of the husband and wife duo of Don Anonymous and Suzi Willpower, along with the help of Greg Andrews, Eric Davidson, John Payton, and Howard Samuel. Anonymous Willpower came to life when Willpower and Anonymous decided to write soul inspired love songs to one another. The band plays guitar, drums, bass, piano, synthesizer, 12-string guitar, and an occasional drum machine. Most of the time the band tours together, and sometimes, it's just Willpower & Anonymous together in an intimate setting.

www.facebook.com/infraredradiationorchestra

www.facebook.com/AnonymousWillpower

Cover: $5

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Soul Roach
Dec
2
9:00 PM21:00

Soul Roach

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


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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Bob Bunce's Rural Delivery
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Bob Bunce's Rural Delivery

100% Original Rockin’ Americana with

BOB BUNCE’S RURAL DELIVERY

Livingston County singer songwriter, recording artist Bob Bunce has dug deep into his Americana roots and personal experiences, to shape his songs and present a wide aural landscape with live shows and four CD releases in the previous five years.  The most recent being a collection of lyrics bequeathed to Bob from his recently passed brother Randy, that Bob framed with musical arrangements that run the American music gauntlet, performed with “Rural Delivery” providing support for Bob’s vocal and guitar. The energy is high with seasoned performers Don Christiano, Rita Coulter, Gary Holt and Zak Mendoza locking  down the mix of swamp to surf  inspired tunes.

 Bob’s music stands out to be honest to the core, running close to the Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steve Earl, Tony Joe White camp. Bob lives on a dirt road, heats with wood, feeds the chickens and makes electricity from the sun. He writes about cats eating snakes, girls dancing on tables, picking yourself up by your bootstraps, being a family disgrace, hard times, lovin’ your darling, feeling good about things that you used to feel bad about and being pissed off at the powers to be.

www.bobbunce.com

Cover: $5

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Jack & The Jukebox
Dec
9
9:00 PM21:00

Jack & The Jukebox

Doors 7:00pm, Music 9:00pm

100% Original Art Rock featuring...
JACK AND THE JUKEBOX

If you're a fan of Genesis, Procol Harum, Gentle Giant, King Crimson and Jethro Tull, you're gonna love Jack and the Jukebox! Check this out-their album just got mastered at Abbey Road Studios by the crew that worked with Radiohead...not too shabby!

www.facebook.com/jackandthejukebox

Cover: $5

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The Black Lillies
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Black Lillies

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

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

Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show, on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive and online at abilene.showare.com

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Session Americana
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Session Americana

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

From Boston….

SESSION AMERICANA

 

Session American is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandolcello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack’s bar went up in flamesand graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that’s not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American “song bag.”

www.sessionamericana.com

Special "Low Dough Show"---$10 at the door

 

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Sons of Pitches
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Sons of Pitches

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

Sons of Pitches “Cowboy Jazz”


Always challenging their collective internal status quo with fresh ideas and new perspectives, Sons of Pitches bring their own brand of improvisation to the stage for a thrilling live event.  Their instrumental country jazz originals, and unique arrangements of standards affectionately called “Cowboy Jazz,” provide a musical landscape for staking their claim and pushing on to new frontiers. They swing, they rip, they dip, they dive, they fly…they melt hearts & faces.

It was backstage after New Year’s Eve 2015 performances at the legendary Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, VA when (The Hello Strangers) band-mates, guitarist/songwriter Spencer Pheil and bassist Tommy Hoy, met Dave Hadley, pedal steel extraordinaire.  That night, with a mutual yearning for a musical milieu where the sky was the limit and the emphasis was improvisation, the idea took shape to make a bold statement musically.  Drummer Jim Aguzzi, who had performed in many ensembles with Pheil & Hoy, was the last piece of the puzzle, bringing a wealth of musical taste, chops, and clever puns.

Sons of Pitches hail from the Mason Dixon line on the Pennsylvania/Maryland border where Pheil owns a recording studio.  The band released its first self-titled album in November 2016.  Collectively, Sons of Pitches has thousands of shows under its belt.  Although still in its nascent stages, the band has already received high praise for its live shows, varied set lists, and inspiring musicianship.  Their goal is to create music for ordinary folks.  Their brand of improvisation is meant to be visceral and tactile: music for the people. Sons of Pitches will be touring and recording extensively in 2017 and look forward to continuing their quest to unearth new musical ideas.

www.sonsofpitchesband.com

Cover: $7

 

 

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Willie Nile
Dec
15
9:30 PM21:30

Willie Nile

***SPECIAL EVENT***
Doors 3pm, Music 9:30pm

A Funtime Presents and Abilene Bar & Lounge Show...

Willie Nile!

The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets of New York  was hailed as “ a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed “the Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.”

Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among the those who have sung his praises. His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on over one hundred year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”

www.willienile.com

Tickets: On sale now, $25adv, $30dos, available at Abilene Bar & Lounge and online at abilene.showare.com

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Kelley Hunt-Special Solo Show!
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Kelley Hunt-Special Solo Show!

***SPECIAL SHOW***

Doors 4pm, Music 8pm

KELLEY HUNT

In some ways Roots R&B/Americana singer/songwriter/piano player/guitarist Kelly Hunt is a rarity and a challenge to the music industry’s penchant for easy artist definitions- a woman who has muscled her way onto the scene on her own terms with an identity steeped in blues/roots/gospel traditions and a refreshing originality. She makes music with its righteous roots intact that also crosses boundaries, has an open-minded, exploratory attitude and takes on social and political issues. Together with a commanding, passionate stage presence and superior vocal, keyboard and songwriting skills, she has earned the respect of critics and fans across North America and Europe.

www.kelleyhunt.com

Cover: $25 advance, $30 day of show

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Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters
Nov
11
9:00 PM21:00

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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Jimmy Thackery
Nov
9
8:30 PM20:30

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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Ruben Moreno & The Zydeco Re-Evolution
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

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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Shane Smith & The Saints
Nov
4
9:00 PM21:00

Shane Smith & The Saints

Doors 4pm, Music 9pm

From Austin, Texas…

SHANE SMITH & THE SAINTS

Shane Smith and the Saints unleash a spirited, four-part harmony sound at every show that music fans can’t quite put their finger on, yet have no trouble putting their hands together for.
Hints of folk, rock, country and Americana all shine through an aggressive, rootsy fiddle beat stew that’s connecting with students, hipsters, bikers, roughnecks and songwriter buffs at every stop.
Although Springsteen long ago cornered the market on gritty, high-energy live performances, the band takes a back seat to no one in grinding out great live shows at legendary venues across the Southwest and beyond.
With driving beats reminiscent of Mumford & Sons and jams that echo the Band of Horses, their engaging live shows channel influences from Flogging Molly to Creedence Clearwater Revival. The sound starts with Shane’s smoky rich voice out in front of songs that connect with fans on many levels.

Rooted on stage to Shane’s left you'll find Kentucky fiddle player and long-time friend Bennett Brown. Guitarist Tim Allen, Chase Satterwhite on bass and Bryan McGrath on percussion provide the soaring leads and back beat.
The good word is getting around. Sold-out gigs in Dallas, Lubbock, Amarillo and Austin as well as regional festival appearances show that they’re inspiring a fan base and gaining momentum. The band has toured hard through Missouri, Louisiana, New Mexico, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Wyoming, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Mississippi this year, taking their brand to new audiences.

www.shanesmithmusic.com

Cover: Super Low Dough Show---only $8

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Twisted Pine
Nov
3
9:00 PM21:00

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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Happy Hour with The Angle & The Amy Hazard Band
Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

Happy Hour with The Angle & The Amy Hazard 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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Thunder Body - Medicine Wednesday
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Thunder Body - Medicine Wednesday

Doors 4:00pm, Music 8:00pm

MEDICINE WEDNESDAYS RETURN!

Live Roots-Rock-Reggae with the fantastic THUNDER BODY!

Special Guest: Overhand Sam

Prepare yourself for all original Roots, Reggae, Dub, Noise, Dancehall, Afrobeat..and Beyond!! Bigger band, New songs!

www.thunderbody.com

Note: “THUNDER BODY” WILL BE PLAYING EVERY WEDNESDAY IN NOVEMBER!!!

Cover: $8
 

 

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Halloween Bash with Bobby Henrie & The Goners!
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

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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Thor Platter CD Release with The North & South Dakotas
Oct
28
9:00 PM21:00

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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Happy Hour with The Drowning Cowboys
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

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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Kris Lager Band
Oct
25
8:30 PM20:30

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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Delilah Jones
Oct
21
9:00 PM21:00

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
9:45 PM21:45

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
8:30 PM20:30

$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
8:30 PM20:30

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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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