There’s the books, the bar, and then there’re the bands. And book readings, signings, film screenings and whatever else we can pull off in this space. The acoustics are great, the room’s warm and intimate, and we are currently booking national acts.
So far we’ve had Session Americana, Boston favorites The Swinging Steaks, innovative cellist Rushad Eggleston, Damon and Naomi (of Galaxie 500), Jimmy Ryan (of the Blood Oranges), Soprano Julie Braun Haines with an evening of cabaret music featuring songs by Weill, Satie and Gershwin. We’ve also showcased “Sisters of the Moon,” featuring members of Della Mae, The Murphy Beds from Brooklyn with Irish folk music and Anna and Elizabeth – ballads, fiddle tunes, great harmonies and storytelling. We try to offer a little something for everyone.
Upcoming summer acts will feature Austin Americana musician Billy Eli in June, and Ken Stringfellow of The Posies, R.E.M. and Big Star in July.
We plan to showcase everything from string quartets to alt country, folk and indie rock. Next fall we’ll begin screening classic & cult films. And we’re open to suggestions: we had had a birthday celebration and Sonnet-a-thon for Shakespeare; a film’s been shot here; and a local playwright will be discussing her upcoming production.
Please check our site as the acts and dates firm up. And sign up for our email list so we can keep you posted. Visit our Facebook page for past events.
FRI. JANUARY 30, 9pm > JAKE SCHEPPS QUINTET
SAT. JANUARY 31, 9pm > GRETCHEN & THE PICKPOCKETS ($5)
SAT. FEBRUARY 7, 9pm > CORMAC McCARTHY (PORTSMOUTH'S SONGWRITING LEGEND
FRI. FEBRUARY 13, 9pm > AMERANOUCHE ($5)
FRI. FEBRUARY 20, 9pm > TAYLOR O'DONNELL
FRI. FEBRUARY 27, 9pm > LIPS COMEDY TROUPE
SAT. FEBRUARY 28, 9pm > THE JOSHUA INCIDENT
CD release show.
THU. MARCH 12, 9pm > ANNA & ELIZABETH
FRI. MARCH 13, 9pm > S STEPHANIE & JESSICA PURDY
Poetry book release party.
SAT. MARCH 14, 9pm > ELLIE BUCKLAND & ISA BURKE, FISH & BIRD ($10)
THU. MARCH 19, 6:30pm > SEACOAST REP FUNDRAISER
SUN. MARCH 22, 9pm > WILLIAM SHATNER BEAT NIGHT
FRI. MARCH 27, 9pm > EMMA BEATON / NIC GAREISS /
BLAIR MCMILLAN ($5)
SAT. MARCH 28, 9pm > HIGH RANGE ($5)
SUN. MARCH 29, 11am > MATT HEATON KID'S SHOW
THU. APRIL 2, 9pm > WILL WOODSON AND ERIC MCDONALD
FRI. APRIL 3, 9pm > SOGGY PO BOYS ($5)
SAT. APRIL 4, 9pm > MARTIN ENGLAND BAND ($5)
FRI. APRIL 10, 9pm > SUSIE BURKE & DAVID SURETTE ($5)
FRI. APRIL 17, 9pm > HICKORY HORNED DEVILS
SAT. APRIL 18, 8pm > MARK ERELLI
FRI. APRIL 24, 9pm > JEFF WARNER
SAT. APRIL 25, 9pm > WISEWATER
SAT. MAY 2, 9pm > THE TARBOX RAMBLERS ($5)
FRI. MAY 8, 9pm > JOE YOUNG TRIO ($5)