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THE KNICKERBOCKER MUSIC CENTER

35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly, RI 02891 (Misquamicut) | (401) 315-5070

Open Today: Open

Venue Description
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    Monday

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    Tuesday

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    Wednesday

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    Thursday

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    Friday

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    Saturday

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    Sunday

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Live Music (8pm)

DINING: Brand new food menu for Tap Room and adjacent Knickerbocker Music Center.

NIGHTLIFE: The Tap Room at The Knickerbocker is an intimate listening room with a retro speakeasy atmosphere that hosts acoustic sets. The Tap Room features a house sound system playing exclusively vinyl records on non-performance nights.

DRINK DEALS: The Tap Room offers specialty cocktails, eclectic cordials, local craft beer, and more!

Age
21+

Cover
No Cover

Music
Acoustic

Closed Today

Live Music (7:30pm – 10pm)

NIGHTLIFE: Let's Dance Wednesdays. Live Bands from 7:30-10pm. Offering Free Dance Lessons starting at 7p. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Age
21+

Cover
10

Music
Live Bands

Atmosphere
Busy

Live Music (8pm)

DINING: Brand new food menu for Tap Room and adjacent Knickerbocker Music Center.

NIGHTLIFE: The Tap Room at The Knickerbocker is an intimate listening room with a retro speakeasy atmosphere that hosts acoustic sets. The Tap Room features a house sound system playing exclusively vinyl records on non-performance nights.

DRINK DEALS: The Tap Room offers specialty cocktails, eclectic cordials, local craft beer, and more!

Age
21+

Cover
No Cover

Music
Acoustic

Atmosphere
Busy

Live Music

SPECIAL EVENTS: Billy Gilman

DINING: The Best Fish and Chips.

NIGHTLIFE: Live Music. National to local acts. Visit www.knickmusic.com for more info.

Hours
1am

Age
21+

Music
Live Bands

Atmosphere
Busy

Live Music

SPECIAL EVENTS: Fundraiser for K-9s

NIGHTLIFE: Live Music. National to local acts. Visit www.knickmusic.com for more info.

DRINK DEALS: Drink Specials Available.

Hours
1am

Age
21+

Music
Live Bands

Atmosphere
Busy

Live Music (8pm)

SPECIAL EVENTS: Westerly Murder Mystery Walking Tour

NIGHTLIFE: The Tap Room at The Knickerbocker is an intimate listening room with a retro speakeasy atmosphere that hosts acoustic sets. The Tap Room features a house sound system playing exclusively vinyl records on non-performance nights.

DRINK DEALS: The Tap Room offers specialty cocktails, eclectic cordials, local craft beer, and more!

Age
21+

Cover
No Cover

Music
Acoustic

Atmosphere
Busy

Special Events

  • 19 July

    Billy Gilman -

    Billy Gilman — "The Voice" sensation and singer of the hit singles "One Voice, Oklahoma, and Elisabeth" — will bring his unique style and undeniable voice for a night up close and personal with “Just you- Just Me. The Intimate Sessions” Before dazzling millions and earning a runner-up finish on "The Voice", Gilman burst onto the national stage with his hit single "One Voice." His debut album was certified double platinum in the United States, and he was included in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest singer to ever reach #1 on the Billboard Album charts. Gilman has sold five million albums worldwide and garnered awards and nods from the Grammy's, ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Magazine, and the American Music Association. "Nothing tops the excitement of a Billy Gilman crowd. The dedication my fans have shown me through the years is amazing. I have been wanting to do a show like this for a very long time. It’s just me and the audience and a list of songs that will make you laugh, make you cry, make you remember, and make you inspired. Let’s lock the doors and get down. Just you...Just Me” Show: 8:30p | Doors: 7:30p Tickets: $30 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.) Visit Website: http://www.billygilman.com
  • 20 July

    Fundraiser for K-9s -

    Fundraiser for K-9s with Johnny & the East Coast Rockers & Roger Ceresi's All Starz To Benefit the Stonington and Westerly Police Departments K-9 Units. Come dance, have fun and help support the Stonington and Westerly Police Departments K-9 units at the first annual “Fundraiser for K-9s with two of the hottest bands on the East Coast. 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Meet your elected officials, police Chiefs, Captains, and Officers from Stonington and Westerly. Meet Oden and Primo, the K-9 dogs from Stonington and Westerly. K-9 units detect explosives, protect public events, track and apprehend criminals, conduct rescue and recovery and so much more. K-9’s SAVE LIVES! Each K-9 dog costs approximately $9000.00, not including the officers salary. They are a critical community asset but are not tax or town funded. Please make your check for a tax deductible donation to: Westerly Police FOP Lodge 10 with K-9 in the memo area. Mail to PO Box 341 Westerly Ri 02891, drop off at Stonington or Westerly Police Department, or donate at the event with credit card, check or cash. This is a 100% non profit event. All proceeds will be divided equally between Stonington and Westerly Police Departments and all funds go directly to the K-9 units. Johnny & the East Coast Rockers: Where people are swinging in Rhode Island and Connecticut, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers are playing. A premiere Rhythm and Blues dance band in the Northeast for over 28 years, Johnny MacLeod and his band perform original tunes and favorite covers from the 40's, 50's, and 60's in an eclectic mix, that combines elements of traditional blues, swing, jazz, R&B, and roots rock. Roger Ceresi's All Starz: Roger rocks the planet with the "All Starz". With Roger's powerful vocals leading the way and his ability to motivate and incite crowd participation, the "All Starz" will deliver high energy jump blues, rhythm & blues and a bit of rock & roll WITH GRIT, SOUL, AND PASSION THAT WILL ROCK YOUR SOUL AND MAKE YOU MOVE YOUR FEET & Dance All Night long!! Backed by a stage full of incredible musicians, each a star in his own right, Roger leads this horn-driven band with all of his soul. Roger is an engaging performer who draws from all his life experiences to create a powerful, high-energy performance filled with passion, excitement and pure unadulterated fun! Audiences are immediately swept up by his energy and enthusiasm. But, like any other great performer, he knows that without a great group backing him up, it wouldn't be the same. To that end, Roger says "this is the best group of guys I've ever performed with, hands down no doubt! I love this band. I have found my home and I'm loving it!" Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $17 advance / $20 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 21 July

    Westerly Murder Mystery Walking Tour -

    Westerly Murder Mystery Walking Tour – To Benefit The United The night will culminate at The Knickerbocker Music Center, where the mystery will be solved, and everyone can enjoy a night of swinging jazz from THE CARTELLS (from 8:30 to 10:30). The year is 1930. It’s a busy summer evening in the coastal downtown of Westerly, Rhode Island. Alfred Hitchcock’s new film “Murder” just opened at The United Theatre, the downtown cinema. Travelers wait for the night train back into the city at the Westerly train station. Librarians are closing the quiet Westerly Library for the evening. Author Dashiell Hammett, summering in nearby Watch Hill, is giving a reading of his new hard-boiled detective story “The Maltese Falcon” at the Savoy Bookshop. Everyone is abuzz for the big jazz dance party scheduled at The Knickerbocker dance hall. But the night is interrupted when a body is found in the picturesque Wilcox Park at the center of town. A mystery is afoot! Everyone’s a suspect! Step back in time on Sunday, July 21st and join us on a walking murder mystery tour through downtown Westerly to benefit The United Theatre. Participants will be separated into five groups and led across the downtown, stopping at the Savoy Bookshop and Cafe, the front of The United Theatre, the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly at the Westerly Train Station, the Westerly Library, and of course Wilcox Park. Actors from the Newport Murder Mystery Company will lead the groups along on an interactive mystery (7 to 8:30 pm) full of colorful characters, clues, riddles, and fun! The night will culminate at The Knickerbocker Music Center, where the mystery will be solved, and everyone can enjoy a night of swinging jazz from THE CARTELLS (from 8:30 to 10:30). Tickets for this unique event are $75 per person and benefit The United Theatre renovation project. Complimentary appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, as well as complimentary beer and wine will be served at each stop along the tour. Drinks at The Knick are not included, though the full bar will be open. Ticket-holders can request to be in groups with other specific ticket-holders, but this must be done at the time of purchasing tickets. Everyone who purchases tickets will receive a notice (via email) one week prior to the event on where to go to meet their tour guide the night of the mystery.
  • 25 July

    Cedric Burnside -

    Newport Folk Presents in association with the Knickerbocker Music Center: Cedric Burnside On “The Road To Newport” Nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 61st Grammy Awards https://youtu.be/J_5wtJPaG88 Take one glance at the iconic tintype photograph which serves as the cover to his new album, Benton County Relic, and you know immediately that Cedric Burnside is the real deal. “When I first saw it, I thought I looked like an outlaw,” he laughs. The 39-year-old still lives on several acres not far from the Holly Springs, Mississippi, home where he was raised by “Big Daddy,” his grandfather, the late singer/songwriter/guitarist R.L. Burnside whom Cedric famously played with, just as his own father, drummer Calvin Jackson, did. Cedric was literally born to the blues, more specifically, the “rhythmically unorthodox” Hill country variant which emerged from Mississippi, where he grew up surrounded (and influenced) by Junior Kimbrough, Jessie May Hemphill and Otha Turner, as well as delta musicians T-Model Ford and Paul “Wine” Jones. Grammy-nominated in 2015 for Best Blues Album for the Cedric Burnside Project’s Descendants of Hill Country, as well as the recipient of the Blues Music Awards honor as Drummer of the Year for four consecutive years, Cedric’s latest album offers a showcase for his electric and acoustic guitar, recording 26 tracks in just two days with drummer/slide guitarist Brian Jay in the latter’s Brooklyn home studio in a rush of creativity. It’s his first release for Single Lock Records, the Florence, Alabama label headquartered across the Tennessee River from the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and responsible for critically acclaimed records by John Paul White, Nicole Atkins, Dylan LeBlanc and St. Paul & the Broken Bones. And while Cedric humbly refers to himself in the album’s title, the music within is anything but ancient, the rich tradition of Hill country blues dragged kicking and screaming into the modern-day with crackling electricity amid its nod to life’s essentials. If the blues has traditionally been about getting through hard times, Benton County Relic offers the kind of deep baring of the soul that enables us to transcend oppression, whether in the 19th century or in the precarious present. There’s blood on these 12 tracks, from the matter-of-fact recitation of his poverty-stricken childhood without running water, radio or TV in “We Made It” (“I come from nothin’/I done been lower than low/I keep my head straight/No matter how low I go”) and the description of a “Typical Day” (“I wake up in the mornin’/Sun shinin’ on my face/I drink a cup of coffee/I might roll me a J”) to the loss of family endured in “Hard to Stay Cool” and the unrequited passion of “There is So Much.” “I write my music according to how I live my life, the things I’m going through at the time,” insists Burnside, who lost both his parents, an uncle and his younger brother Cody over the last few years. “I love music so much. It’s really something I can turn to when I’m feeling down and out, and in pain. Whether it’s the heartache of breaking up with a girlfriend, or frustration at a dispute with a family member.” Burnside has brought a music that started as an expression of grief and a will to survive into a modern-day art form that is both timely and timeless, a glimpse of myth and insight into the human condition. “Back in the day, it wasn’t heard as music, but more like ‘somebody help me, I want to get out of this situation,’” says Cedric. “These days, anybody can have the blues. Some people deal with loss by going out and getting drunk or even killing themselves. The blues is about surviving through those hard times, telling the world what you’ve been through, and how you came out of it.” Cedric’s blues cover a wide range of different emotions. “Give It to You” is an expression of pure sexual desire, a traditional blues trope. Burnside explains, “That kind of stuff still goes on in the world today,” he says. “It has happened to me, and I’m sure it has happened to a lot more people. Whether it’s politically correct or not, it’s the truth. And that’s how I write my music. It might seem harsh or messed-up, but it’s real.” “Call on Me” is a song penned for his three daughters, ages 13 to 17, about being there emotionally, if not always in person, given his hectic touring schedule. “I just want them to know, what I do is not just for the fans, but for them, too.” The traditional “Death Bell Blues” is a tribute to his own “Big Daddy,” R.L. Burnside, who used to perform the song, once covered by Muddy Waters and countless others. “I did it the same way ‘Big Daddy’ did it,” he says. “I want to let the people know where my music comes from.” On “Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess,” Cedric insists he’s performing the music he wants, regardless of what anybody else says. “I’ve been playing almost 30 years now,” he exclaims. “It’s who I am, what I am. I am Hill country blues. This is my whole life, and I’m not going to listen to anyone who tells me what I can and can’t do. I just thank God that Single Lock Records let me be with my music.” Cedric has both played and recorded with the North Mississippi Allstars (Luther Dickinson gave him his first electric guitar), Widespread Panic, Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Rush, Hubert Sumlin, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. He was also featured playing drums alongside Samuel L. Jackson in Craig Brewer’s 2006 feature film, Black Snake Moan, which was in part a tribute to his grandfather R.L. and other iconic bluesmen. Now planning to tour with collaborator Brian Jay to promote the new album, Cedric eschews politics in favor of the personal. “I know there’s a lot going on in the world,” he says. “But I try to give it all to God and let Him handle it. Politics divides people. The blues brings them together. A bluesman has to find a way to make it through.” Cedric Burnside isn’t content with just making it through. On Benton County Relic, he brings the blues alive for a new generation of fans weaned on the likes of White Stripes and the Black Keys. And why not? That’s all he’s ever known. Show: 8:30p | Doors: 7:30p Tickets: $17 advance / $20 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.) Visit Website: https://www.cedricburnside.net
  • 26 July

    Delta Generators -

    Featuring Brian Templeton, Charlie O'Neal, Rick O'Neal, and Jeff Armstrong, the Boston-based band blend the fine line between rhythm and blues and Americana in a way that makes them anything but average. In 2017, the band recorded the audio for their sold out show at The Spire Center in Plymouth, MA, which they then used to release their first live album, “Delta Generators Live At The Spire.” This release followed in the footsteps of their four studio albums, “Devil In The Rhythm” (2008), “Hard River To Row” (2009), “Get On The Horse” (2014), and “Hipshakers and Heartbreakers” (2016). Delta Generators sees Brian Templeton (formerly of The Radio Kings) on vocals and harmonica, Charlie O’Neal on guitar, Rick O’Neal on bass, and Jeff Armstrong on drums. “Delta Generators Live At The Spire” is the band’s first album with Templeton, who joined the group in 2016. The album features originals written by both Templeton and Delta Generators, as well as a few cover songs, and was recorded by Gary Sjolin and Kevin Marshall, mixed by David Minehan of Woolly Mammoth Studios and mastered by Dana White of Specialized Mastering. Since forming in 2008, Delta Generators have won several awards including the Boston Blues Society Blues Challenge in 2008 and have placed in the top ten at The International Blues Challenge in 2009 (See more awards below). In the last few years, the band have shared the stage with such acts as Robert Cray, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Three Dog Night, Jimmie Vaughn, and Sonny Landreth, among others. If there's one thing the band know for sure, it is that they're not ready to settle down, and they won't be anytime soon. Show: 8:30p | Doors: 7:30p Tickets: $12 advance / $15 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 27 July

    Wild Sun -

    “Closed Door Talks” Album Release show. On their new LP Closed Door Talks, Rhode Island’s own Wild Sun has honed their engaging, guitar-forward Rock & Roll to a keen edge. Full of heart and free of post-modern irony, Closed Door Talks is crisp, refreshingly rough around the edges, and feels immediately familiar. The follow up to their Bryce Goggin-produced (Pavement, Phish), debut LP Little Truths, the record finds the band elevating their art with a new emphasis on focused, thoughtful playing, while retaining the minimally-arranged, song-first approach to songwriting that has become their signature. Little Truths, released in the fall of 2015 via American Laundromat Records, was well received; it broke the Top 200 at college radio, and Motif Magazine placed it in their “Top 20” of the year, alongside Wilco and Kendrick Lamar. In April of 2016, the band released the two-song Rigby EP, once again working with Bryce Goggin. As their profile continued to grow, the band had the opportunity to play hundreds of shows and share the stage with the likes of Eve 6, Blitzen Trapper, Rubblebucket, Langhorne Slim, and more, and were featured on the Elliott Smith tribute, Say Yes, among artists like J Mascis, Julien Baker, and Amanda Palmer. “When it came time for a new record, we stopped playing shows for a while” explains vocalist / guitar player and primary songwriter Glenn Thomas. Instead of the usual process of writing followed by recording, the band took a different tack. Posting up at The Mercury Floor recording studio in Stonington, CT when the muse struck, the nearly year-long process of on and off recording let the band refine the music, pairing the songs down to their essential core. “We decided to stretch out the process. To let the songs breathe, and take on their own musical narrative” says Thomas; “an opposed to banging it out in one quick week.” Joining Thomas, Paul Fazio and Cameron Raubeson from Little Truths returned to play bass and drums on the album, with additional drums by Paul’s brother Padriac and Thomas. Thomas handled all guitar and vocal duties. Tracking complete, the record was delivered to Bryce Goggin for mixing and Joe Lambert (The National) for mastering. Written with deliberate intent, in a small town within a tiny state, the music on Closed Door Talks feels close and comfortable while speaking to the universal. “These are not forlorn whiskey love songs of the south, or road songs of the west,” explains Thomas, “rather struggles a friend might confide in a run-down dive bar in whatever town you might find yourself.” In an age where most present a polished version of their life to world through social media, Closed Door Talks brings the listener behind the curtain and into a place where real life happens. These are the conversations between friends and lovers, shared among trusted ears, out of the public eye. “I think one of the greatest things a song can do is put into words something you felt but were never able to express” says Thomas. “That moment reinforces what connects us, and what it is to be human — both the good and the bad. Show: 9p | Doors: 8p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.) Visit Website: http://wildsunusa.com
  • 01 August

    Brett Dennen - Vacationer Tour -

    The Second Annual Vacationer Tour. "This August, in the prime of summer, I'll be playing special shows in quaint beach towns all up and down the east coast. Plot twist - I'll be playing these shows as a trio, a setup I haven't used often and can't wait to share with you. I'm really looking forward to it and hope you'll join us.” - Brett For the past ten years, Brett Dennen – with his poet’s perspective, off-kilter vocals, insane sense of humor, and limitless musical freedom – has turned dancing like no one’s watching into a lifestyle. As a songwriter, performer, watercolor artist, and environmental conservationist and outdoorsman, the shows he performs and the events he hosts generate more than good vibes. His impact has been to gather like-minded music fans to consistently try to make the world a better place. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $25 advance / $30 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.) Visit Website: http://brettdennen.net General On Sale: Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 10am ET
  • 03 August

    EarthKry -

    Roots Rock Reggae band EarthKry band was born and nurtured within the halls of the Edna Manley College of The Visual & Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica where four budding musicians hoped to hone their skills. Their journey began with a twist of fate which brought together keyboard player Phillip Mcfarlane , drummer Kieron Cunningham, bass guitarist Kamardo Blake and vocalist/guitarist Aldayne Haughton, to play a series of small gigs. Drawing inspiration from Bob Marley and The Wailers, The Beatles, John Holt, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Black Uhuru and Steel Pulse, the group soon cemented a wholesome fusion of Roots Reggae, Souls and Rock genres for a fresh but universal sound. Much like the iconic reggae outfit The Wailers, the band chose its name, EarthKry, to signify its mission to voice the grievances of the downtrodden through the vibrations of their Legacy music. Since 2013 the band has spent much of their time creating music with other notable artistes in recording sessions while further developing their signature sound. Through the guidance of veteran drummer/ lecturer Derrick Stewart, veteran trumpeter Nambo Robinson, guitarist/former tutor Maurice Gordon and producers Stephen Stewart and Sam Clayton, the band has since released a successful debut EP “Hard Road”, an acclaimed, worldwide top charting debut album “SURVIVAL” and have toured extensively on some of the biggest international stages. Show: 9p | Doors: 8p Tickets: $10 advance / $15 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 09 August

    Zach Deputy -

    Zach Deputy Funk, Soul, American vid: Zach Deputy "Funk Jam in D" https://youtu.be/x7cKT1ik9zk vid: Zach Deputy - Teddy Bear (Official Music Video) https://youtu.be/JsHCQiWjTB4 Zach Deputy was raised in the South Carolina heat all cooked up in his Puerto Rican, Cruzan and Irish heritage. The Calypso rhythms and folk songs of St. Croix competed with the R&B / soul of pioneers like James Brown and Ray Charles for space on the family stereo. As Deputy honed his craft, a unique hybrid of these influences emerged, ultimately creating the signature Zach Deputy sound. To bring this sound to the stage, the big, impossibly upbeat South Carolinian with the infectious smile puts on a solo show enhanced by looping technology– that is essentially a one-man dance party offering up what he calls “Island-infused, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Gospel-Ninja-Soul” to the enthusiastic crowds of dancers who flock to clubs from coast-to-coast. Over 1000 shows in the past 4 years have made Zach Deputy one of the most in-demand performers on the grassroots festival circuit and a big hit on the national club circuit. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $18 advance / $20 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.) Visit Website: https://www.zachdeputy.com
  • 09 August

    Zach Deputy -

    Zach Deputy Funk, Soul, American vid: Zach Deputy "Funk Jam in D" https://youtu.be/x7cKT1ik9zk vid: Zach Deputy - Teddy Bear (Official Music Video) https://youtu.be/JsHCQiWjTB4 Zach Deputy was raised in the South Carolina heat all cooked up in his Puerto Rican, Cruzan and Irish heritage. The Calypso rhythms and folk songs of St. Croix competed with the R&B / soul of pioneers like James Brown and Ray Charles for space on the family stereo. As Deputy honed his craft, a unique hybrid of these influences emerged, ultimately creating the signature Zach Deputy sound. To bring this sound to the stage, the big, impossibly upbeat South Carolinian with the infectious smile puts on a solo show enhanced by looping technology– that is essentially a one-man dance party offering up what he calls “Island-infused, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Gospel-Ninja-Soul” to the enthusiastic crowds of dancers who flock to clubs from coast-to-coast. Over 1000 shows in the past 4 years have made Zach Deputy one of the most in-demand performers on the grassroots festival circuit and a big hit on the national club circuit. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $18 advance / $20 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.) Visit Website: https://www.zachdeputy.com
  • 10 August

    Comedians in Exile - Part Deux -

    Life is a Beach Tour - Part Deux Proceeds to Benefit The United Theatre https://www.unitedtheatre.org COMEDIANS: ERIC NEUMANN TAD FLYNN SASHA SRBULJ DAN ALTANO KATHRYN GIRONOMI ERIC NEUMANN: Here is a list of things that Eric calls "accomplishments", but his Jewish mom calls "distractions from finding a wife" He’s a New York based comedian and a regular performer at New York’s top comedy clubs, and alternative rooms. Eric is a regular head liner at Caroline's On Broadway, and was named "One of the hottest rising star stand-up comedians in New York "by Hollywood Radio and Television Society. Eric has been heard on The Bennington Show on Sirius XM, as well as Barstool Breakfast on Barstool Sports Radio. In 2018 he released his debut album, NERVOUS LOVER ,which landed at number 1 on the I-Tunes Comedy Charts, number 2 on the Billboard Charts, and was named "Album Of The Week" on Sirius XM's Raw-dog Channel. TAD FLYNN: Tad Flynn has no business being on the stage. And yet, it still manages to happen. Which is apretty frightening bit of commentary on the state of our culture. When he’s not recovering from his misspent youth, he can be found performing weekly at The Comic Strip Live and Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. He has performed in numerous venues from Toronto to Paris receiving uniformly awful reviews. He’s a single parent who actually managed to have something that resembled a career. If you consider drinking a profession. SASHA SRBULJ: Sasha has traveled the world and found peace of mind nowhere. Performances in Paris, Barcelona, Los Angeles, and all over New York have done nothing to quench the turmoil of his mind growing like tendrils of curly hair from a never more confused head. Audiences find the entire process very amusing. You can find his sensibility in the nooks of consciousness where flashes occur like “I shouldn’t be eating this.” & “We elected who?” Somebody once described his comedy as: “whatever disease Gwyneth Paltrow is trying to cure”. Join him for the descent. DAN ALTANO: Dan Altano is a New York City-based stand up comic who performs often at NYC's Comic Strip Live and Caroline's on Broadway. For the past year, he’s held a residency at the Atlantic City Comedy Club & regularly tours nationally on the Escape From New York show. Dan recently appeared in the New York Comedy Festival and regularly performs with the nationally-touring comedy group Escape from NY. KATHRYN GIRONOMI: Kathryn Gironimi is a New England comedian who has performed in clubs and bowling alleys all over the East Coast. She was a performer in the 2018 Women In Comedy Festival and is a regular at Comix Roadhouse in Mohegan Sun. She started stand up to get the attention of her father and she’s hoping, that even if that doesn’t happen, she can at least get yours. Kathryn co-hosts the Reluctantly Here podcast and runs a monthly show called Triggered in West Hartford, CT. Early Show: 7p | Doors: 6p Late Show: 9:30p | Doors: 9:15p Tickets: $20 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 10 August

    Comedians in Exile - Part Deux -

    Life is a Beach Tour - Part Deux Proceeds to Benefit The United Theatre https://www.unitedtheatre.org COMEDIANS: ERIC NEUMANN TAD FLYNN SASHA SRBULJ DAN ALTANO KATHRYN GIRONOMI ERIC NEUMANN: Here is a list of things that Eric calls "accomplishments", but his Jewish mom calls "distractions from finding a wife" He’s a New York based comedian and a regular performer at New York’s top comedy clubs, and alternative rooms. Eric is a regular head liner at Caroline's On Broadway, and was named "One of the hottest rising star stand-up comedians in New York "by Hollywood Radio and Television Society. Eric has been heard on The Bennington Show on Sirius XM, as well as Barstool Breakfast on Barstool Sports Radio. In 2018 he released his debut album, NERVOUS LOVER ,which landed at number 1 on the I-Tunes Comedy Charts, number 2 on the Billboard Charts, and was named "Album Of The Week" on Sirius XM's Raw-dog Channel. TAD FLYNN: Tad Flynn has no business being on the stage. And yet, it still manages to happen. Which is apretty frightening bit of commentary on the state of our culture. When he’s not recovering from his misspent youth, he can be found performing weekly at The Comic Strip Live and Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. He has performed in numerous venues from Toronto to Paris receiving uniformly awful reviews. He’s a single parent who actually managed to have something that resembled a career. If you consider drinking a profession. SASHA SRBULJ: Sasha has traveled the world and found peace of mind nowhere. Performances in Paris, Barcelona, Los Angeles, and all over New York have done nothing to quench the turmoil of his mind growing like tendrils of curly hair from a never more confused head. Audiences find the entire process very amusing. You can find his sensibility in the nooks of consciousness where flashes occur like “I shouldn’t be eating this.” & “We elected who?” Somebody once described his comedy as: “whatever disease Gwyneth Paltrow is trying to cure”. Join him for the descent. DAN ALTANO: Dan Altano is a New York City-based stand up comic who performs often at NYC's Comic Strip Live and Caroline's on Broadway. For the past year, he’s held a residency at the Atlantic City Comedy Club & regularly tours nationally on the Escape From New York show. Dan recently appeared in the New York Comedy Festival and regularly performs with the nationally-touring comedy group Escape from NY. KATHRYN GIRONOMI: Kathryn Gironimi is a New England comedian who has performed in clubs and bowling alleys all over the East Coast. She was a performer in the 2018 Women In Comedy Festival and is a regular at Comix Roadhouse in Mohegan Sun. She started stand up to get the attention of her father and she’s hoping, that even if that doesn’t happen, she can at least get yours. Kathryn co-hosts the Reluctantly Here podcast and runs a monthly show called Triggered in West Hartford, CT. Early Show: 7p | Doors: 6p Late Show: 9:30p | Doors: 9:15p Tickets: $20 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 16 August

    Johnny Nicholas and the Texas All Stars -

    Johnny Nicholas and the Texas All Stars featuring Cindy Cashdollar, Scrappy Jud Newcomb and John ‘Morocco’ Chipman Johnny Nicholas has spent a lifetime soaking up the flavor of such vibrant music scenes as Chicago, Southwest Louisiana and Texas (which he’s called home now for 40 plus years). His music is full-spectrum Americana — a rich gumbo of blues, cajun, swing, and barrelhouse rock ’n’ roll. He is a consummate songwriter, as well as a gifted vocalist and multi instrumentalist. His collaborations with musical soulmate and longtime friend Cindy Cashdollar are not to be missed. Cindy and Johnny both served time (though not at the same time) with Texas’ premier western swing band, the legendary Asleep at the Wheel. Cindy is one of the all time great steel guitar players who, in addition to her well known associations with Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Rod Stewart and many others, has won multiple awards and recognitions including several Grammys. Her Slide Show album is a masterpiece which showcases her prowess both on her instrumental numbers as well as in the company of Johnny, Marcia Ball, Sonny Landreth and other musical luminaries. The addition of co-conspirator Scrappy Jud Newcomb is the icing on this already delectable musical cake. Scrappy is arguably the best guitarist and accompanist in Austin today and his mandolin playing is stunning and soulful. He has an Austin musical pedigree second to none. His long time stint with Rock and Roll hall of famer Ian McLagen being but one of the many musical affiliations of note on his resume. John ‘Morocco’ Chipman is another Austin musical stalwart. He was a founding member of the Band of Heathens and he has toured with Ruthie Foster, Stephen Bruton, Delbert McClinton and Marcia Ball just to name a few. The four of them worked together in Johnny’s band Hell Bent for seven years before Cindy moved back to Woodstock recently. Join this group of gifted Americana music greats for an unforgettable night of great stories and music guaranteed to keep your toes tapping and the dance floor packed. Show: 8:30p | Doors: 7:30p Tickets: $17 advance /$22 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 17 August

    Divine Providence -

    The intention of Divine Providence is to bring the magic out of the creative capital and into surrounding areas. The acts are carefully chosen so that those who attend this event will get a glimpse of the multiple talents and genres that our city has to offer. Featuring musical acts by: Ian O'Neil (w/ members of DEER TICK) Death Vessel Charlie Marie Haunt the House Vatic Kuumba Allysen Callery The Horse-Eyed Men Jesse & the Tree People Leland Baker Jazz Quartet Dan Blakeslee & MORE SURPRISES! Art and vendor booths by Tom West, White Buffalo, Madeline Tavernier, Dan Blakeslee and MORE Visuals & Performance art by Micaiah Castro, Rob Houllahan and MORE Show: 7p | Doors: 6p Tickets: $16 early bird
  • 17 August

    Divine Providence -

    The intention of Divine Providence is to bring the magic out of the creative capital and into surrounding areas. The acts are carefully chosen so that those who attend this event will get a glimpse of the multiple talents and genres that our city has to offer. Featuring musical acts by: Ian O'Neil (w/ members of DEER TICK) Death Vessel Charlie Marie Haunt the House Vatic Kuumba Allysen Callery The Horse-Eyed Men Jesse & the Tree People Leland Baker Jazz Quartet Dan Blakeslee & MORE SURPRISES! Art and vendor booths by Tom West, White Buffalo, Madeline Tavernier, Dan Blakeslee and MORE Visuals & Performance art by Micaiah Castro, Rob Houllahan and MORE Show: 7p | Doors: 6p Tickets: $16 early bird
  • 21 August

    Johnny & the East Coast Rockers -

    Let's Dance Wednesdays! with Johnny & the East Coast Rockers Swingin' Rhythm and Blues Free Dance Lessons starting at 7p. Music from 7:30pm-10pm. Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 28 August

    The Cartells -

    Let's Dance Wednesdays! Jazz/Swing/Motown/R&B/Rock n Roll. Doors open at 6:30pm. Free dance lessons starting at 7p. Music from 7:30-10p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 29 August

    Knickerbocker All Stars® -

    Knickerbocker All Stars® Rhythm & Roots Festival Pre-Show Party featuring Sugar Ray Norcia, Brian Templeton and special guest Darcel Wilson Opening From the great state of  TEXAS, LOS TEXMANIACS with JOHNNY NICHOLAS The Knickerbocker All Stars are a group of extremely talented blues musicians who have been in the business for decades. Members of the band have played with such notable performers as Freddie King, Robert Cray, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues as well as their own bands. Sunday nights at the Knickerbocker Café in Westerly, RI featured the Roomful of Blues in the 1970’s and early 80’s. It quickly became the hottest social event in the area. Duke Robillard, the legendary blues guitarist and leader of the Roomful, would invite many up and coming musicians on stage to get their licks in as well as featured artists, the list of which is too long to mention. Every song on their CD was carefully selected to emulate the great blues front-men, backed by a full horn section with bluesy and boogie woogie piano. The band includes blues heroes Brian Templeton, Curtis Saglado, John Nicholas, Sugar Ray Norcia, Malford Milligan, Dave Maxwell, Al Copley, Rich Lataille, Monster Mike Welch, and more! If you play their songs loud enough and close your eyes you can envision the band blasting away while dancers on the floor twist, swing, jitterbug and slow dance real tight. All of this is what was and still is the hallmark of the Knickerbocker Café. The songs are characteristic of the ones played in the heyday of the Knick, first done by early Roomful influences Bobby Bland, Freddie King, Guitar Slim, Cleanhead Vinson, and many others, and this crew reanimates them with authority. The excitement is freshly minted, and there are new songs which could have been done by Louis Jordan and Albert King. What better place than this to celebrate a robust yet undervalued American musical genre? It may have started years ago, but its spirit is timeless, and it's found a home at the Knick. Show: 7:30p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door Festival volunteers are $5 at the door. ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
  • 08 September

    MITCHFEST 11 -

    11th Annual Mitchfest All proceeds to benefit Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of RI in memory of James "Mitch" Christina. Hosted by the Christina Family. Featuring: Bobby & Fran Christina Toni Lynn Washington Troy Gonyea Johnny & East Coast Rockers Lisa Marie Mr Nick Nick Adams The Mitch Music Horns Show: 2-8pm Doors: 1pm Tickets: $20 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 27 September

    The Mallett Brothers Band & These Wild Plains -

    The Mallett Brothers Band's busy tour schedule over the past seven years has helped them to build a dedicated fanbase across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home. With a style that can range from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds. Texas Hill Country Explore Magazine calls them “New England’s wildly eclectic crew of genre rebels.” Bill Copeland Music News says “Combining their authentic roots rock sound with a reflective lyrical style that perceives stories on the level of epic myth, it’s like William Faulkner has been resurrected with an electric guitar in hand.." While remaining fully independent, The Mallett Brothers Band has performed at some of the country’s top venues and festivals, including Austin Texas’s famed Continental Club; Alexandria, Virginia’s Birchmere (sharing the stage with Oklahoma red-dirt rockers The Turnpike Troubadors), New Hampshire’s Meadowbrook Pavilion (opening for The Allman Brothers Band, and again opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd); Nashville’s Bluebird; and Little Rock’s The Rev Room, to name a few. Festival appearances include FloydFest (Virginia), Hop Jam (Vermont), Nateva (Maine), The New England Country Music Festival (New Hampshire), Eastbound Throwdown (New York), and many more. //// It was only a year after the band played their first live show to a sold out Great Scott in Allston, MA, that Esquire Magazine featured them in their “15 Bands to Watch in 2014” feature. They’ve been busy since on the live front as go-to support in Boston for national touring bands like Deer Tick, Futurebirds and The Sadies. The boys capped off 2015 with a Boston Music Award nomination, opening for Evan Dando at his induction into the BMA Hall of Fame. They’ve earned some fantastic looks from festivals and showcases around the country: Mile of Music ’14 (Appleton, WI), SXSW ’15 (Austin, TX), and most recently Stagecoach Country Music Festival ’16 (Indio, CA.). In 2016, TWP have their sights set on the road in support of their forthcoming full-length “Distant Ways” due out July 22 but not before a string of big hometown Summer showcases at Harpoonfest, the Mass Fallen Heroes Patriotfest at the Blue Hills Bank Pavillion and at Boston Calling. “Old Reasons,” the debut single off of “Distant Ways” is now available for streaming or download via Spotify, iTunes and Amazon. Show: 8:30p | Doors: 7:30p Tickets: $12 advance / $15 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 26 October

    David's Wax Museum -

    NPR Music - “This is one infectious band.” Time Magazine - “Joyful Mexo-Americana fusion, with virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies.” The Huffington Post - “The best band you might not know.” "Suz and I started this band as friends," says David Wax, "but now we’re married and have a child and have our family on the road with us. The stakes are different." Those stakes are what lie at the heart of David Wax Museum's fourth and boldest studio album to date, "Guesthouse." It's the sound of a band reconciling the accountability of marriage and parenthood with the uncertainty and challenges of life on the road; of coming to terms with the limitations of the "folk" tag that launched their career and pushing past it into uncharted musical territory; of reimagining their entire approach in the studio to capture the magic and the bliss of their live show. In typical David Wax Museum fashion, the songs on "Guesthouse" are simplistic and sophisticated, elegant and plainspoken all at once. Rather than succumbing to the weight of the newfound responsibilities that landed on their doorstep, the band has leaned into the challenges to capture a brilliant portrait of the messy beauty of it all. The roots of David Wax Museum stretch back nearly a decade, and all the way from New England to Mexico. As a student at Harvard, Wax began traveling south of the border to study and immerse himself in the country's traditional music and culture. Back in Boston, he met fiddler/singer Suz Slezak, whose love of traditional American and Irish folk music fused with Wax's Mexo-Americana into a singular, energetic blend that captivated audiences and critics alike. Their 2010 breakout performance at the Newport Folk Festival made them the most talked-about band of the weekend, with NPR hailing them as "pure, irresistible joy." They released a trio of albums that earned escalating raves everywhere from SPIN and Entertainment Weekly (who described them as sounding "like Andrew Bird with a Mexican folk bent") to the New York Times and The Guardian (which dubbed the music "global crossover at its best"). They earned an invitation to return to Newport, this time on the main stage, as well as dates supporting The Avett Brothers, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Buena Vista Social Club, and more. It was on the road over these past few years as the band and audiences grew, though, that Wax could feel their exuberant live show evolving beyond its formative roots. "I felt empowered to start the band because of my time in Mexico studying folk music," Wax explains. "In Boston, the term 'Americana' or 'folk' was just this catchall to describe what everyone was doing. It was helpful to use that to talk about our music at first, but we've found that our hearts feel most shaken, and the band fires on all cylinders, when we're putting on a rock show. What we've tried to retain about our folk origins is the warm sound of people playing acoustic instruments together in a room. But, by embracing more of an indie rock approach, we've colored this record with synthesizers, layers of percussion, and adventurous sonic processing. The mental shift of it helped us feel like we could do anything we wanted. There were no rules that we had to follow in terms of what was 'authentic.'" Part of the inspiration for the shift was the presence of guitarist and producer Josh Kaufman, who sat in with the band on tour and added new sounds and textures that the they'd never experimented with before. When it came time to record "Guesthouse," the band knew he had to helm it in the studio. "The songs entered this Technicolor, 3D world with Josh," explains Wax. "Aside from his contributions to the arrangements, he really wanted us all to be in a room playing the music together live so that the groove would be central. We brought in two other drummers, and there was a real focus on having as much percussion happening at the same time as possible. We gravitate towards that naturally because of the Mexican influences, all of the syncopations and 6/8 dance rhythms and the energy that that gives us, but we really embraced it this time around." That emphasis on groove sucks you in from the opening seconds of the kickoff track, "Every Time Katie," a whispered come-on that roils and pulses like an anxious heartbeat and features gorgeous call and response vocals from David and Suz. It's followed by "Dark Night Of The Heart," which pushes the sonic envelope further than any previous David Wax Museum track, blending chamber strings, psychedelic vocal filters, explosive drums, and swirling synthesizers. Written partially in Mexico and partially in western Massachusetts, the lyrics on "Guesthouse" find Wax writing with more direct, personal honesty than ever before. "I had felt really reluctant to talk about personal stuff in the past," says Wax. "I was writing personally, but there were lots of things I was obfuscating or filtering through a character to protect myself from putting too much out there. But it got to a point where it was taking a lot more energy than it was worth to maintain that privacy. When we had our daughter, Calliope, it felt like this sudden release because talking and singing about our lives was becoming more and more integral to what we were doing as artists and who we were as people." The title track, which draws on several traditional Mexican songs for musical inspiration, is a tongue-in-cheek reflection on the life of a traveling musician hunting for a free place to crash, while "Lose Touch With The World" faces down the reality of living a life far removed from that of your friends and family, and "Young Man" is an earnest musing on growing older. "It's about being a parent and coming to terms with what your ambition is," explains Wax. "What part of that is essential to who you are, and what part can you let go of? We have to check in with ourselves and ask what we're doing and why we're doing it more often now because we're not just us putting ourselves through the mental and physical sacrifices of touring anymore," he continues. "Now Calliope is going through it with us, and Suz's dad and my cousin Jordan are going through it with us on the road. And because we're constantly checking and making sure we're doing this for the right reasons, that we feel honest in our hearts about it, I think that's brought new life to what we're doing and a new energy and a new level of commitment." It's a sentiment brought beautifully to life on "Everything Changes," as Wax and Slezak sing, "Everything changes / when two becomes three." The song was written in response to all of the good-natured warnings about what having a child would mean for the couple, the freedom and sleep and sanity they might lose out on. Instead, they choose to focus on everything they've gained: a beautiful daughter, a stronger bond with their families and fans than ever before, and without a doubt, the most exciting album of their career. For David Wax Museum, the stakes may be higher, but that just means the rewards are even bigger. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.) Visit Website: https://www.davidwaxmuseum.com

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Monday: Open

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Open

Thursday: Open

Friday: 1am

Saturday: 1am

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Cuisines: American, Burgers, Pizza, Seafood

Music: Blues, Live Bands, Rock

Crowd: 21+, Casual Crowd, Locals

Best Food: Burgers / Sliders, Salads

Best Drinks: Beer Selection, Martinis

Dancing: Always

Highlights: Dancing, Drink Deals, Live Performances

Avg. Entree: $10 - $15

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Dress Code: Casual

Parking: Plenty of Street Parking

TVs: TV's only in the Tap Room

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