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Rock Academy – Hindsight Is 2023 Tour

– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOORRock Academy students perform rock songs of various genres, including blues, classic rock, hard rock, heavy metal, punk, and more.

OUTPOST: Captain Midnight Band

– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINE Captain Midnight BandInternationally-ignored superstar, Captain Midnight is the world’s only known purveyor of “Waterbed Rock & Roll”. Crunchy Rock Guitar Riffs, Thick R&B Grooves, and Soaring Vocal Harmonies combine to create a unique, yet familiar soundscape for jammy anthems, sci-fi imagery, and humorous adult situations. The Captain Midnight Band’s diverse appeal has resulted in club, theater, and festival dates with such acts as Dark Star Orchestra, moe, String Cheese Incident, Cypress Hill, Twiddle, Spafford, Billy Strings, Karl Denson, TAUK, and other weirdos. Flattering comparisons to genre-defying acts such as P-Funk, Frank Zappa, and Ween are evident in the live show, where a genuine, energetic exchange occurs between band, fans, and whoever is lucky enough to be in the vicinity.

Rock Academy – Hindsight Is 2023 Tour

-ALL AGES-STANDING ROOM ONLY- TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOORRock Academy students perform rock songs of various genres, including blues, classic rock, hard rock, heavy metal, punk, and more.


– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINEOweda is a band out of Chattanooga, TN, with members representing many genres of rock and roll. This soulful mixture yields a sound steeped in southern blues, sustained by indie melodies, whilst echoing the honesty of folk.

CANCELED: An Evening With Skies of Avalon

– ALL AGES- PARTIALLY SEATED SHOW* This show has been canceled*SKIES OF AVALONForged by the union of bands 28 Pages and Palenium, Skies of Avalon is a semi-progressive rock band with classic rock elements from Hendersonville, North Carolina. Rock and metal DJ Nigel Metal of Nigel Metal Productions via Channel 98.9 FM in Corry, Pennsylvania says their music is reminiscent of Rush, Queensryche and Styx! The band has definitely been influenced by these iconic groups, along with other greats such as Asia, Yes, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Dream Theater and Black Sabbath. Their material can take the listener on epic journeys, encompassing unique storylines across multiple installments. Although sometimes fantasy-based in nature, their music often relates back to real life topics such as conflict, despair, integrity, life, love, and the constant demands we face daily as individuals and how the human heart deals with them. The band released their single “Tides” in October 2021 and their follow up full album “Per Tempus” in December 2022.

Bob Log III

– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLYBOB LOG IIIBob Log III is a one man band slide guitar party. A perverse product of the Arizona desert, Bob Log III has been diligently travelling the globe since 1996, showcasing his incomparable talents and developing a devoted following along the way. A whirlwind of dexterous limbs and digits, this super star sonic showman has to be seen to be believed.Clad in his cannonball man, extra tight jumpsuit and signature motorcycle helmet with telephone/microphone attached, Bob Log III unfailingly sweats up a river while kicking on a kick drum, stomping his homemade foot cymbal and playing slide on an old archtop guitar. His endless pursuit for musical mayhem and a downright party has seen his unique talents utilized for children’s birthday parties, obscure beer barns, mammoth music festivals and everything in between.Yet, beyond these mesmerizing visuals, lies the true reason for Bob Log’s international cult status and superhero adoration. It is quite simply the guitar playing – finger picked lightning, sliding up and down, stopping when it wants to, then starting again when it feels like it, all in a way that makes people move uncontrollably, smile and reel.

LATE SHOW: Dinosaur Jr

– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- LATE SHOW (9:30PM DOORS / 10:00PM SHOW)DINOSAUR JR Here is Sweep It Into Space, the fifth new studio album cut by Dinosaur Jr.. during the 13th year of their rebirth. Originally scheduled for issue in mid 2020, this record’s temporal trajectory was thwarted by the coming of the Plague. But it would take more than a mere Plague to tamp down the exquisite fury of this trio when they are fully dialed-in. And Sweep It Into Space is a masterpiece of zoned dialing. In the decades since the release of Dinosaur Jr.’s original triptych of foundational albums, it has become clear that their sound — once hailed as a sort of  almost-tamed noise — is/was/always-has-been fully functioning pop music of a sort. The subsequent generations of bands who grew up breathing Dino’s fumes managed to tinker around with the edges of their original post-hardcore song-forms enough for listeners to realize there had always been melodies at the center of everything they did. What Dinosaur Jr.. produces is nothing but a beautiful new version of the rock continuum — riff, power, beat and longing, created with an eye on the infinite future. Recorded, as usual, at Amherst’s Biquiteen, the sessions for Sweep It Into Space began in the late Autumn of 2019, following a West Coast/South East tour. The only extra musician used this time with Kurt Vile. J Mascis says, “Kurt played little lead things, like 12 string one at the beginning of ‘I Ran Away.’ Then I ended up just mimicking a few things he’d done. I was listening to a lot of Thin Lizzy, so I was trying to get some of that dueling twin lead sound. (laughs)” “But the recording session was pretty well finished by the time things really hit the fan. So I just ended up doing more things by myself. Like the mini digital mellotron on ‘Take It Back.’ Originally I’d thought I’d have Ken Mauri (who has done keyboard work for Dino in the past) come in and play piano. But when the Lock Down happened in March, that meant I was on my own. But it was cool.” Indeed, Sweep It Into Space is a very cool album. As is typical, Lou Barlow writes and sings two of the album’s dozen tunes and Murph’s pure-Flinstonian drumming drives the record like a go cart from Hell. Lou’s songs here are as elegant as always. “Garden” is a mid-paced ballad with genteel guitar filigree giving it a ’60 Brit feel in spots. And the album’s closer, “You Wonder,” is a strangely excellent answer to the question — “How would Blue Oyster Cult handle a country tune?” J’s tracks flow and flower in the different directions he often follows. Some are guitar howlers, like “I Met the Stones,” with a string sound midway between Hendrix and Asheton. Some are power ballads, like “And Me,” its lyrics atomized in a manner invented by Mascis, then famously borrowed by Kurt Cobain. And there are anomalies, like “Take It Back,” which starts with a blue-beat rhythm putting one in mind of Keith Richards’ Jamaican explorations (at least for a little bit.) But there are very few moments where you wouldn’t know you were hearing Dinosaur Jr.. in blindfolded needle drop. They have a signature sound as sure as the Stooges or Sonic Youth or Discharge ever did. They continue to expand their personal universe with Sweep It Into Space, without ever losing their central core.  So if you ever do find yourself swept into space (hey, who knows?), I just hope these tunes are on your playlist.  — Byron Coley

PATIO: Will Easter and the Nomads w/ Zach Warren

– ALL AGES- LIMITED PATIO SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVEDWILL EASTER AND THE NOMADS Will Easter has always been a creator. “I love seeing something come from nothing” he states as if it’s the most true thing he knows. Art, construction, or music, Will’s hands have alway been creating. Though raised in a musical family, Will wasn’t always set on being a musician. It was once he began writing and performing his own songs, that Will found his calling. Songwriting in the throughline between Will’s raising in a porch picking family and his love of bringing something new into the world.  Will’s music doesn’t neatly fit in any genre. His songs range from rollicking dance tunes like “River Song” that leave a crowd on its feet, to “Nostalgic Search” which feels like a gospel song being belted in a mountain church, to “Carolina Home” where he works through the complicated emotions of leaving home.  Will writes in a straight, plain english, that fully captures his emotions and leaves the listener feeling surprised at the emotions contained in such simple statements such as “Though I might be gone for quite some time, the only things separating us will be miles.” Much like Will himself, his writing is stripped of embellishments and flair. “I just want to tell the truth. Even if it’s messy.” states Will, and he does just that. His style of writing is specific enough that you can feel his exact emotions, but vague enough that it calls your own memories of those emotions to the front of your mind.  Will’s live shows (especially with his full band, The Nomads) are electric. A front man through and through, WIll knows how to connect with his audience. You can feel him weaving a thread through each member and pulling them closer together, closer to his music.  He has shared the stage with acts synonymous with Folk and Bluegrass like the legendary Jim Avett, David Childers, Time Sawyer, Brooks Forsyth, The Kruger Brothers, Rhonda Vincent  and Danger Muffin. He is the 2022 winner of the prestigious Merlefest band competition. An accomplishment on its own, this was made even more joyous for Will, who attended Wilkes Community College, whose grounds host Merlefest each April.  Will Easter is an artist on the rise. Go catch him live while his venues are still intimate. ZACH WARREN Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Zachary Warren at his core, is a songwriter. As a teen, he began remedially filling journals and finding melodies to match. Now, after amble incubation, is prepared for the next step: offering. Growing up in a home with close quarters, his music naturally settled into a place of gentleness: light finger-picking and hushed singing, so as not to disturb his sleeping family. His style began taking shape during nightly front-porch listening sessions, where he learned the power of dynamics from Sam Cooke and the almost-hypnotic effect of clever storytelling from Tom T. Hall. Eventually, he came across songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, and Karen Dalton who taught living intentionally for song’s sake and poets like William Carlos Williams, who emphasized a grounded perception of the local. Emerging from necessity, centered by family, propelled by restlessness, Zachary hopes his songs encapsulate sincere, relatable narratives.

Rock Academy – Hindsight Is 2023 Tour

-ALL AGES-STANDING ROOM ONLY- TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOORRock Academy students perform rock songs of various genres, including blues, classic rock, hard rock, heavy metal, punk, and more.

Nicotine Dolls

– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLYNICOTINE DOLLS Nicotine Dolls is a NYC based Pop/Rock band formed in 2017 with lead singer Sam Cieri, Guitarist John Hays, Bassist John Merritt, and Drummer Abel Tabares. The band has been steadily releasing singes and EPs since 2019. They have built a devoted and strong base through their successful Social Media engagement. The bands most recent release “What Makes You Sad” was able to garner over 19k Pre-Saves and opened at #5 on the Itunes all Genre chart.ABBIE ROPER Abbie Roper and her band bois make up a four piece indie rock / punk band based in NYC. Abbie and the bois can be found in some of NYC’s classic venues playing a mix of your favorite early 2000’s covers and her originals of ardor.