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THE KNICKERBOCKER MUSIC CENTER

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

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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: Mandolin Orange

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

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)

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 (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

Special Events

  • 17 August

    Mandolin Orange -

    Mandolin Orange Presented by Westerly Sound Chrissy Stewart to open Mandolin Orange's music is “laced with bluegrass, country and folk...often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South" (WNYC). The Chapel Hill, NC duo has built a noteworthy catalog of recordings and performances since their founding in 2009. Their live shows are filled with vibrant chemistry, effortless instrumentation, and breezy, fluid harmonies that continue to win over local and far away fans. Recent performances include Telluride Bluegrass, Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo and Pickathon, with support performances at Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Ryman Auditorium. Hailed by No Depression as “one of the most talented acts making music today,” Mandolin Orange’s most recent album Blindfaller debuted #3 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album Chart, was featured on NPR’s Heavy Rotation and made Rolling Stone’s “40 Best Country Albums of 2016.” "The musical tapestry of Blindfaller is delicately woven with lush threads of acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin and pedal steel, all ever-present without ever overplaying. However, it's the vocal interplay of Frantz and Marlin that is the band's most distinctive calling card" (Rolling Stone). Lean in to Mandolin Orange’s album, “Blindfaller,” and it’s bound to happen. You’ll suddenly pick up on the power and devastation lurking in its quietude, the doom hiding beneath its unvarnished beauty. You’ll hear the way it magnifies the intimacy at the heart of the North Carolina duo’s music, as if they created their own musical language as they recorded it. Released September 2016 on Yep Roc Records, “Blindfaller” builds on the acclaim of Mandolin Orange’s breakthrough debut on the label, 2013’s “This Side of Jordan,” and its follow-up, last year’s “Such Jubilee.” Since then they’ve steadily picked up speed and fans they’ve earned from long stretches on the road, including appearances at Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits Fest and Telluride Bluegrass. It’s been an auspicious journey for a pair who casually met at a bluegrass jam session in 2009. “When we finished ‘Such Jubilee,’ I started writing these songs with a different goal in mind. I thought about how I would write songs for somebody else to record,” Marlin explains. “I ended up with a bunch of songs like that, but we chose ones that I still felt personally connected to.” Holed up at the Rubber Room studio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with a full band this time around, they laid down the tracks in a week between touring. They’ve always been keen on the notion that drawn-out recording sessions don’t necessarily yield better results. A good song, and just one good take, will always shine through any studio sorcery. The passage of time, and the regret that often accompanies it, courses through these songs. “When did all the good times turn to hard lines on my face/ And lead me so far from my place right by your side?” Marlin ruminates on “My Blinded Heart.” In fact, there’s heartache by the numbers on “Blindfaller.” If you didn’t know better, you’d swear “Picking Up Pieces” is a tearjerker George Jones or Willie Nelson sang back in the early 1970s. It’s a Mandolin Orange original, of course, and also a poignant reminder of the economy and grace with which Marlin imbues his songs – say what’s important and scrap the rest. But there’s also room for detours. Straight out of a honky tonk, “Hard Travelin’” lets the band shift into overdrive. A freewheeling ode to life on the road, it had been kicking around for a while but never fit on previous releases. As for the album title, it’s meant to evoke a sense of wonder, of contemplation. A “faller” is someone who fells trees, and in this case that person is blind to his/her own actions and those of the world. The spectral cover photo, by Scott McCormick, is open to interpretation, too: Either those trees are engulfed in flames or sunlight is pouring through them. It’s up to you. “We wanted different vibes and different intuitions on these tracks,” Marlin says, “and I feel like we really captured that.” Show: 9p | Doors: 8p | All Ages Tickets: $25 advance / $30 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 22 August

    Water Seed -

    Billboard Top 40 Recording Artist, Water Seed is a progressive innovative band that dares to bring musicianship, dexterity and creativity to Funk, Soul, R&B, Fusion, and Future Funk.​ ​ Spearheading the progressive R&B movement, Water Seed is reminiscent of the funkier side of the R&B genre. Mixing the sounds of James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Prince and Earth Wind and Fire, Water Seed captures a modern sound that bridges the musical gap a la Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson and Childish Gambino. ​ Their ever-growing resume includes multiple performances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, two performances at the New Orleans Essence Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival, the Flood City Music Festival, a three month residency in Russia, the Dogwood Music Festival, headliner at the Apollo Theater (sold out show), the Civic Theater in New Orleans, Tipitina’s in New Orleans, the BAM Cafe in Brooklyn, Nyc, Martyr’s in Chicago,The Mint in Los Angeles, The Legendary Bitter End in New York, and countless other venues and festivals throughout the world. https://youtu.be/wKb3kg4oq7M https://www.waterseedmusic.com Show: 8:30p | Doors: 7:30p | All Ages Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 24 August

    Brad Bensko Album Release Show -

    Brad Bensko Album Release Show with Twisted Pine Hailing from Mystic, CT, Brad Bensko is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter who plays solo as well as with the likes of Paul Rishell, Annie Raines, and Kathleen Parks of Boston based band, Mojo Rodeo. Drawing from his love of 50s and 60s pop, American Songbook, and American Roots, Brad weaves these influences together to create fresh songs with ties to the past. Joining Brad for his debut album release will be: Kathleen Parks (Twisted Pine) Matt Hamilton (Motion Radio) Nick Cancelmo (Marvelous Liars) Bryan Briggs (Motion Radio) Annie Raines (Mojo Rodeo) Tyler Bensko and many other special guests throughout the night! About Twisted Pine: Full of energy and surprise, wit and subtlety, Twisted Pine has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast. Audiences across the US and UK have been drawn to their forthright songwriting, lush harmonies, musical daring, and “charismatic appeal,” to quote Grammy-winner Alison Brown. In its early days, Twisted Pine hewed pretty close to its bluegrass origins, but over time the quartet has developed a unique, infectious style without limits. Moving beyond the standard verse-chorus-solo structure of traditional string bands, Twisted Pine is a multilayered ensemble that brings the enveloping sound and pop hooks of indie music to an acoustic instrumental setting. Guitarist Rachel Sumner and fiddler Kathleen Parks share the vocal mic, forming a combination as charming as it is gutsy. Whether switching off leads or blending and bending their voices into unexpected harmonies, these front-women are a commanding presence. On her instrument, Parks is an insatiable risk-taker, seeking out exciting new improvisational territories. Mandolinist Dan Bui is a master of melody and drive, celebrated widely for his dexterous, tasteful picking. And bassist Chris Sartori holds down the low end and a lot more, introducing creative, jazz-inflected cadences that never overwhelm the beat. But while it’s easy to celebrate each of the band members individually, Twisted Pine isn’t just a collection of talented musicians. It’s a unit that grooves together. Intricate arrangements of swelling, syncopated rhythm and precise instrumental interplay generate something big and vital: a thick landscape of sound built on an organic acoustic foundation. It’s a fitting context for original songs written with equal parts passion and intelligence, adding up to music that lies at the intersection of heartrending and heart-racing. You’ll find Twisted Pine on stages large and small, entertaining festivals of thousands and intimate rooms alike. Winners of the 2014 Freshgrass band competition and finalists at the 2015 Rockygrass contest, Twisted Pine has played major events from Greyfox to Green River to Glasgow’s Celtic Connections and beyond. “Their live show is already legendary for the band’s unbridled spirit and contagious energy,” says Jim Olsen, president of the innovative folk label Signature Sounds (Lake Street Dive, Crooked Still, Joy Kills Sorrow). It’s no wonder the International Bluegrass Music Association nominated Twisted Pine for its 2015 Momentum Award, which recognizes exceptional up-and-coming acts. Twisted Pine released its debut album at Green River Festival, July 14, 2017, and will be touring across the United States throughout 2018. Check out Twisted Pine on tour and see why Olsen calls it “the most exciting new roots band to emerge from the New England scene in quite some time.” Show: 9p | Doors: 8p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 25 August

    Comedians in Exile -

    Life is a Beach Tour Comedians: Eric Neumann Tad Flynn Ron Nobles Marc Gerber Kendra Cunningham Proceeds to Benefit The United Theatre Eric Neumann In 2016, Eric Neumann contributed material to The Comedy Central Roast Of Rob Lowe. In 2016 & 2017, he was a semi-finalist in New York's Funniest stand up competition. In 2017, he opened for legends Gilbert Gottfried and Richard Lewis. Richard Lewis. His debut headlining show “Bring Your Parents To Work Day” was part of the 2017 New York Comedy Festival (Sponsored by TBS) 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 a pretty 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 as well as the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. He recently appeared in the Terrible Parents standup series in NYC. He’s a single parent who actually managed to have something that resembled a career. If you consider drinking a profession. Ron Nobles Ron Nobles is a New York City based stand-up comedian. He is originally from a small town south of Buffalo called Gerry, NY. Ron is a regular in the New York City comedy scene. He can be seen at the world famous Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, The Village Lantern, and Caroline’s on Broadway. Ron also performs at colleges and clubs all over the country. He’s a clean-cut every man with a knack for storytelling. He currently resides in New York with his boxer Tony. Marc Gerber Marc Gerber is a born and bred New Yorker who has been performing stand-up for almost 10 years in New York City and beyond. Equally adept at satirizing the State of the Union and the state of his own affairs, Marc has been featured on CNN’s RunningMate podcast, NBC, MTV and in The New York Post, just to name a few. Marc is also a well-respected Roast Battler, a skill he developed in grade school when he needed suitably cutting retorts to kids referring to him as a Gerber Baby. Follow Marc on twitter @MarcAGerber Kendra Cunningham Boston bred and Brooklyn based, Kendra Cunningham has been named as a comic to watch by Time Out New York. A regular on the New York and Boston comedy scene, she has previously been in the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, The Glasgow Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival for two years in a row. She has twice appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing gaining two spots in the top 100 jokes of the season. Her debut album, Blonde Logic, was released in 2016 by Rooftop Comedy. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $15 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 29 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.)
  • 05 September

    The Chris Leigh Band -

    Last Let's Dance Wednesday before the fall! Progressive Blues-Rock Doors open at 6:30pm. Free dance lessons starting at 7p. Music from 7:30pm-10p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 07 September

    Shiny Lapel Trio -

    The Shiny Lapel Trio is a tiny little band with a great big sound! Keeping it simple with just three rockin' instruments, and a big ol' slice of velvety smooth vocals, these guys tear up a dance floor like a carpenter late for lunch. Whether they're rippin' thru a classic Louis Prima standard, or makin' ya cry with a Nat King Cole ballad, the instruments grind along full throttle while the vocals float across the top as thick as a layer of gritty bar room smoke. Oh, they schwing baby and it ain't for the faint at heart! If you need another boring top 40 cover band, there are plenty to be found, but if you want a band that'll make your feet hurt from dancing and your voice hoarse from singing along, then you need to see what the Shiny Lapels are all about: Pure, sweaty, sinful swingin' fun! Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $10 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.) Visit Website: http://www.shinylapeltrio.com
  • 08 September

    MITCHFEST 10 -

    10th Annual Mitchfest All proceeds to benefit Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of RI in memory of James "Mitch" Christina. Hosted by the Christina Family. Schedule: Saturday, September 8: 5:00 - 5:45 pm: Middle Ground 6:00 - 6:45 pm: The Tyler Gatch Band 7:00 - 7:45 pm: Lisa Marie and Johnny Juxo 8:00 - 9:00 pm: Toni Lynn Washington Band with Cheryl Arena on harmonica, Bruce Bears on keyboard, Tommy Reed on bass, Fran and Bob Christina on drums. 9:30 - 10:30 pm: The Joe Moss Band with Rick Harrington, Tom Ferraro, Dickie Reed and Dave Howard Sunday, September 9: 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Brothers of Harmony featuring Brian Templeton (soul/gospel) 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Johnny and The East Coast Rockers 5:00 - 6:00 pm: The Chris Leigh Band with Mr. Nick and Phil Diorio 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Tribute to Matt "Guitar" Murphy with Nick Adams and other special guests DJ Dave Christina between sets. Raffle tickets sold both days with raffle on Sunday (no need to be present) Show: Sat 9/8 @ 5p & Sun 9/9 @ 2p Doors: 1 hour before show times Tickets: $20/day -or- $30/two days ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 09 September

    MITCHFEST 10 -

    10th Annual Mitchfest All proceeds to benefit Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of RI in memory of James "Mitch" Christina. Hosted by the Christina Family. Schedule: Saturday, September 8: 5:00 - 5:45 pm: Middle Ground 6:00 - 6:45 pm: The Tyler Gatch Band 7:00 - 7:45 pm: Lisa Marie and Johnny Juxo 8:00 - 9:00 pm: Toni Lynn Washington Band with Cheryl Arena on harmonica, Bruce Bears on keyboard, Tommy Reed on bass, Fran and Bob Christina on drums. 9:30 - 10:30 pm: The Joe Moss Band with Rick Harrington, Tom Ferraro, Dickie Reed and Dave Howard Sunday, September 9: 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Brothers of Harmony featuring Brian Templeton (soul/gospel) 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Johnny and The East Coast Rockers 5:00 - 6:00 pm: The Chris Leigh Band with Mr. Nick and Phil Diorio 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Tribute to Matt "Guitar" Murphy with Nick Adams and other special guests DJ Dave Christina between sets. Raffle tickets sold both days with raffle on Sunday (no need to be present) Show: Sat 9/8 @ 5p & Sun 9/9 @ 2p Doors: 1 hour before show times Tickets: $20/day -or- $30/two days ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 19 September

    The Keepers -

    The Keepers, Playing Swing, R&B, Blues and Jazz. LET'S DANCE WEDNESDAYS! Offering Free Dance Lessons starting at 7p. Doors open at 6:30p. Music from 7:30-10p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 21 September

    Lois Greco Band -

    “LOIS GRECO IS AN AWARD-WINNING SINGER/SONGWRITER/GUITARIST WHO’S RIVETING STAGE PRESENCE, POWERFUL SOULFUL VOCALS & SEARING GUITAR, DRAWS THE AUDIENCE INTO EACH PERFORMANCE AND BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN!” - WIDE WORLD OF BLUES Lois and her All-Star band create some heart-stoppin’, soul rockin’, rhythm & blues! Show: 8:30p | Doors: 7:30p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 28 September

    Bright Midnight (A Tribute to the Doors) -

    The Bright Midnight is a musical tribute to the Doors. They say "Musical" because that's what it is. No leather pants, no wigs, just The Doors music as it's supposed to be. They play 2 monster sets filled with classics that capture the essence of what The Doors were all about. While each member is involved in his own separate musical project in the local music scene, together their sound is huge! Members include Vocalist,Nick Johns, Guitarist, Max Kelly, Drummer, Ben LaRose, Keys, Mike Chicoria, and Bass, Brad Bensko. They have been thrilling and mesmerizing audiences at every new venue they play. If you love the Doors you're going to want to catch The Bright Midnight! Is Everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin.... Show: 9p | Doors: 8p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 07 October

    Women's Voices Concert & Performance Showcase -

    All profits to benefit the I.M.A. Rock and Roll Camp for Girls Presented by ImagineMystic.com Show: 2-7p | Doors: 1:30p Performance Schedule: 2p: Opening Announcements 2:10-3:10p: Kala Farnham http://www.kalafarnham.com 3:20-4:20p: Laura Dowding https://www.facebook.com/lauradowdingmusic 4:30-5:30p: Someone You Can Xray http://www.someoneyoucanxray.com 5:40-7:00p: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez http://www.christineohlman.net About Christine Ohlman: This queen of blue-eyed rock n’ soul, who grew up loving equally the sweetness of a Memphis horn line and the raunch of an electric guitar riff, whether played by Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, or Pop Staples, teased her blonde hair into a beehive in honor of Ronnie Spector and never looked back, picking up a guitar and forging a career as a songwriter in the process. She’s the current, long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band (SNL40’s anniversary post-show concert also featured her star turn onstage with Jimmy Fallon, Elvis Costello and the B-52s), whose latest CD, The Deep End, was honored on five national Top Ten lists and features special guests/duet partners Ian Hunter, Dion DiMucci, and Marshall Crenshaw, plus Levon Helm, GE Smith, Andy York, Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, Catherine Russell, Big Al Anderson, and others. Ohlman topped the Alternate Root.com’s Readers’ Poll as top Americana vocalist, joining other winners Paul Thorn, The Mavericks and Rodney Crowell. Ohlman’s legendary voice and stage presence (she’s known as “The Beehive Queen” for her towering blonde hairdo) have most recently been featured at the 2016 AMA Conference in Nashville; The PBS series “Music City Roots” with Bonnie Bramlett, Sarah Potenza and the McCrary Sisters during June, 2016; 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival’s Tribute To David Bowie; on numerous guest vocal shots on the HBO series “Vinyl" that feature a duet with Elvis Costello; on SNL’s 40th Anniversary telecast (pulled onstage by Jimmy Fallon at the after-party concert at the Plaza Hotel, she tore the roof off with the B52s as her backup vocalists), “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” (guest shot with Black 47); the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Concert in Cleveland (filmed by HBO); the Carnegie Hall tribute to the Rolling Stones; the 2012, 2013 and 2015 Little Kids Rock galas in NYC (taking the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Brian Wilson, Elvis Costello, Steve Miller, Graham Nash, Bill Medley, Tom Morello and others); and the 2012-2015 WC Handy Festivals (she was the special guest of the Blind Boys Of Alabama and soul queen Candi Staton, and helmed a sold-out tribute to legendary producer Jerry Wexler; in 2015 she was the festival’s Grand Marshall and co-billed with iconic guitarist Travis Wammack), as well as on both SNL’s 25th and the aforementioned 40th Anniversary telecasts; Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary bash at The Garden (with George Harrison, Chrissie Hynde, and others); the 2013 Obama Inaugural Gala in Washington, D.C.; The Lincoln Center “American Songbook” series with Sting, Lou Reed and Van Dyke Parks; and the Central Park Summerstage Tribute To Janis Joplin (where she fronted both Big Brother & The Holding Company and the Kozmic Blues Band). In 2017, she was inducted into the National Blues Hall of Fame of American Heritage International. She appears on Grammy nominees A Tribute To Howlin’ Wolf (with Taj Mahal and Lucinda Williams) and Charlie Musselwhite’s One Night In America (with Marty Stuart); sings the theme song for NBC’s 30 Rock; worked on a musical with the late Cy Coleman (who compared her sense of timing to Peggy Lee’s); duets live with friends like the aforementioned Miss Spector, Mac Rebennack (two private evening of duets she calls “absolute highlights”), Americana stalwart Paul Thorn, Bonnie Bramlett (who has become a longtime friend), Muscle Shoals legends Donnie Fritts and John Paul White of the Civil Wars, and New Orleans mainstays The Subdudes (she joins The ‘Dudes, BB King, Irma Thomas, Richard Thompson and others on Get You A Healin’ to benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and has guest-hosted five editions of “Down On The Bayou” during successive Jazz & Heritage Fests with Widespread Panic’s JoJo Hermann, again to benefit The Clinic); worked often with the late blues giants Hubert Sumlin and Eddie Kirkland; collaborated on critically-acclaimed tracks with Marshall Crenshaw (Labour Of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe), Big Al Anderson (Pawn Shop Guitars), and Ian Hunter (When I’m President and Shrunken Heads); edited legendary Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham’s autobiography 2Stoned and appears also on Oldham’s historic 2013 release “Andrew Loog Oldham and Friends Sing The Rolling Stones Songbook Vol. 2”). A musicologist of note, Ohlman is a cover-story-writing contributor to Elmore Magazine, and worked with Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder & others on the Rhythm & Blues Foundation Awards. Ohlman tours relentlessly, torching clubs up and down the Eastern Seaboard in support of her recordings (Strip, The Hard Way, Radio Queen, Wicked Time, 2008 career retrospective Re-Hive, the aforementioned The Deep End, 2011 concert DVD Live Hive and 2016’s upcoming “The Grown-Up Thing” with her band Rebel Montez (Michael Colbath-bass; Cliff Goodwin-guitar; Larry Donahue-drums). “I’ve come here tonight to set your souls on fire,” she’ll tell an audience. And she will. About Dana Newman of Someone You Can Xray: Dana Newman is a CT native who grew up with opera, rock 'n roll and the drive to create. The co-founder of Someone You Can Xray, a 7 piece original fusion ensemble, she writes and performs rock 'n skiffle, blues, r&b and more. Having just released their third album, "Hot 'N Fresh", Someone You Can Xray is ready to take the world by the synth horns! About Laura Dowding: It is not unusual for independent artist Laura Dowding to be frequently compared to the vocal powerhouses of Adele, Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, and Joss Stone. The Rhode Island native’s original music has been classified as neo-soul, and R&B, with a twist of hiphop and jazz. Laura has performed across the US in major cities such as New Haven, Minneapolis, New York City, and Los Angeles among others. She has performed, and is one of few regular acts, at the Westerly Summer Pops for over 30,000 people and has opened for a nearly sold-out show for award-winning violinist Damien Escobar at The Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut. She was recently a guest at the 2018 BET Awards in correlation with the release of her newest EP ‘Grown’, released on all major platforms on June 8th. She is also co-starring in a web series premiering in an AMC theater in New York City. About Kala Farnham: Kala Farnham is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter hailing from the Quiet Corner of CT. Kala's signature songwriting has been described as a reinvention of the folk tradition made popular by artists such as Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez: she has been praised for her classical undertones and playful dose Broadway theatricality onstage, and a lyricism that springs to life with creative storytelling, cultural references, and rich metaphor. Her first full-length studio album, "Anahata: Wake Up Your Heart", was nominated for "Best Americana Album" in RI's Motif Music Awards alongside a nomination for "Best Female Americana Vocalist". In 2015, she was selected to be an Official Showcase Artist in Folk Alliance International's SERFA Music Conference. October 2016 marked the release of her 2nd studio album, "Samadhi: Home Is Where You Are" as well as another Motif nomination for Best Americana Album. Kala is an alumni of the 2017 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project and the winner of the 2017 Rhode Island Songwriters Association Performing Songwriter Contest. Show: 2-7p | Doors: 1:30p Tickets: $15 donation ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 23 November

    The Cartells -

    A band transcending the boundaries of style and able to adapt to virtually any performance situation, The Cartells have built a reputation for being the band of choice for concerts, nightclubs, & private functions of all kinds, and is one of the most popular bands in Connecticut. For the past 31 years, the Cartells have been one of the premier dance and vocal groups on the East Coast. Jazz, swing, motown, R&B, rock and roll, popular music of all styles are equally represented in their impressive repertoire, and their dedication to defining and fulfilling the wants & needs of their audience results in every appearance being an event to remember. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 30 November

    Neal Vitullo and the Vipers -

    Blues/Rockabilly/R & B/Surf American Roots Rock and Roll About Neal and the Vipers: NEAL & THE VIPERS are a Rhode Island based band who play American Roots Music encompassing blues, rock & roll, rockabilly, and surf, that will get you up out of your chair to dance all night long! When the show is over, you will feel full of energy and looking forward to catching the next show. The Vipers are professional musicians; all experts in their instruments with decades of playing experience that is one of the the keys to their amazing performances. You can feel the chemistry between them as they play hits from their many original songs off their CD's as well as covering classic songs such as "Little Wing", "Hey Joe", "Right Place Wrong Time" and instrumentals like "Sleepwalk" and "Pipeline". The Vipers always put their own spin on these classic songs, making them their own. Some fans even say that they enjoy hearing their versions better than the original. Maybe you're thinking, how did it all begin? Neal Vitullo, lead guitarist and Dave Howard, lead vocalist are the original founders of what started as "Young Neal and the Vipers" in the early 1980's. Steve Bigelow joined the band a few years later and they played all over the north east and regularly in New York City and that was where they caught the attention one night from the Atlantic Record founder & president Ahmet Ertegun, who signed them to their label in 1989. That same year they were signed to Atlantic Records they played 300 shows. Their first CD, "Hooloovoo" ended up being released on "Big Noise" records in 1991, where it went on to be the best selling CD in 1991 and 1992 by "TheNicePaper" as well as the 1991 Critic's Choice Award from "The Providence Journal". "I'm Finally Alone", their second CD also released by "Big Noise", went on to be the best of 1993 from "The Providence Journal" and the best selling CD of 1994 from "TheNicePaper". They continued to win awards from "Best Music Poll" from "The Providence Pheonix" to the "Best of Bands" and "Best of Blues Acts" from the "Hartford Advocate". Steve Bigelow and Dave Howard decided to leave the Vipers back in the early 90's to pursue other projects and Neal continued on as lead vocalist and lead guitarist, playing as a trio with The Vipers. Neal never stopped recording CD's and touring as far west as Texas and also all over Europe. Neal was signed by Bob Greenly to King Snake Records for the next 4 albums, and 2 self-produced Live CD's between 1991-2012, The Vipers also have tracks featured in 9 other compilation albums released by Big Noise from 1992-1998. Current drummer Mike LaBelle joined the Vipers in 2003 when The Vipers were still a trio until Dave Howard and Steve Bigelow reunited with Neal in 2010, coming "full circle". October of 2010, after 20 years of not sharing the same stage together, Neal, Dave, and Steve reunited together with Mike on drums to play at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly, RI. Soon after, they recorded the 8th CD "Full Circle". Today, NEAL & THE VIPERS continue to play shows every week and they finished their 9th CD, "One Drunken Kiss" that was released June 1, 2018 and is available for sale on this website online store and at all shows. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 01 December

    Adam Ezra Group -

    Opener: TBA "NOT SINCE SPRINGSTEEN AND BONO HAVE I SEEN A LEAD SINGER WITH HIS TALENT AND CHARISMA." - JACK CASEY, GENERAL MANAGER WERS RADIO IN BOSTON Adam Ezra Group’s songwriting is making waves around the country. The co-write, “Let Your Hair Down” with producers Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta, (American Authors), just received “Song of the Year” at the New England Music Awards. A songwriting partnership with the legendary John Oates is taking Ezra back and forth between Nashville and tour. The theme song, “Grow Your Own Way,” was central to Midwest insurance giant, Country Financial’s 2014/15 marketing campaign. In addition, Adam Ezra’s debut efforts in movie scoring have lead to an appearance at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and the release of Adam Ezra Group’s new album, aptly titled, Songs for a Movie. This 16 song marathon studio production is the culmination of three years of writing, planning, arranging, and recording for the independent film release, “Folk Hero & Funny Guy.” Much of the writing and recording occurred while on tour; in hotel rooms, hallways, green rooms, and while literally driving the American highways often referenced within the album. A tireless touring outfit, the Adam Ezra Group (AEG) played upwards of 200 shows in 2015, often devoting their time to local charities and always going out of their way to connect with fans. The Group is made up of lead singer, songwriter and guitarist, Adam Ezra, Alex Martin on drums, Turtle on percussion, Corinna Smith on fiddle, Francis Hickey on bass and Josh Gold on keys. Together they are creating a powerful, inclusive community around AEG shows that is beginning to be compared to a social-movement as much as a traditional music fan-base. It’s this dedication to fans that inspired the 2016 “Get Folked Concert Tour” in which Ezra ventured solo/acoustic to the homes of 30 fans in as many days and almost as many states to play house concerts throughout the entire month of January. Ezra started his own non-profit organization called RallySound in order to better support fans and activists dedicated to making the world a better place. The proceeds from the video for the latest single “Let Your Hair Down” are being donated toward micro-grants for cancer patients struggling to make ends meet while in treatment. The Adam Ezra Group hosts a free festival each year called The Ramble. Last year over 3,000 people came out, and another 2,000 people tuned in via livestreaming from around the country and they raised money to help build a handicap accessible home for a wounded veteran. Throughout the rest of 2016 The Adam Ezra Group will be on the road throughout The United States, playing music from Songs for a Movie, and working on their next studio release, slated to drop within the next year. Show: 8p | Doors: 7p Tickets: $18 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
  • 28 December

    Steve Smith and the Nakeds -

    A Christmas show! 45 Years of Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues Steve Smith and the Nakeds, is a 10 piece Rhythm and Blues Band . The Band consists of Steve Smith on vocals, a four piece Rhythm Section, a five piece Horn Section. The instrumentation is as follows, Bass guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Trumpet, Trombone, Alto sax, Tenor sax, Baritone sax. Steve Smith and the Nakeds: One of the northeast's premier Rhythm and Blues Bands. Natives of the Providence, RI area, the band has traveled the U. S. and Canada and is celebrating it's 45th year of performing. Their credits include performing on their own, traveling as the backing band for Clarence Clemons, playing back up to such performers as Gary U.S. Bonds, Nils Lofgren, The Temptations and John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. Show: 8:30p | Doors: 7:30p Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.) Visit Website: http://www.thenakeds.com

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Monday: Open

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Open

Thursday: Open

Friday: 1am

Saturday: 1am

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Scenes: Dance Venue, Live Music, Club, Restaurant, Bar

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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Capacity: 250

Dress Code: Casual

Parking: Plenty of Street Parking

TVs: TV's only in the Tap Room

Other Features Include: Beer Selection, Catering, Seating, Takeout, Dance Floors, Gift Cards

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