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October 2019

Remo Drive w/Samia

Sun, Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Remo Drive

Masters of observant dark comedy and torchbearers of the infectious and energetic sounds of Weezer, Title Fight, and The Police, Remo Drive are coming to Portsmouth to claim the title of 'Best Damn Emo Band in the World'.

Tom Petty Tribute Night

Thu, Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Celebrate the life and music of one of the great American songwriters with musicians from around the Seacoast covering tunes from the Tom Petty canon. Performers include Jake Mehrmann, Eric Ott, Geoff Palmer, Chelsea Paolini, Dave Talmage, and more.

Rhett Miller (Acoustic Set) w/Elaina Kay

Fri, Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Rhett Miller at The Press Room

While best known as the charismatic frontman of Alt-Country heroes The Old 97’s, it’s ultimately Rhett Miller’s songs themselves that will have the enduring power to outlive us all. With razor-sharp wit and a knack for intimate storytelling, Rhett’s repertoire tackles everything from wild one-night stands to struggles with depression. To hear the man is to feel heard.

Cat Clyde w/Jamie Drake

Sat, Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Cat Clyde at The Press Room

Between her haunting voice and the ghostly imagery from the natural world that she uses as metaphor for some unflinching emotional confessions, Cat Clyde’s songs are sure to stay with you long after her set at The Press Room ends.

Sunday Night Jazz: 88 Keys, 5 Pianists

Sun, Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Pianists

Join us in welcoming Chris Taylor, Rusty Scott, Ryan Parker, Mark Shilansky, and Doug Johnson each performing solo on grand piano.

Blackalicious w/New Fame — RESCHEDULED

Sun, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Blackalicious at The Press Room

Blackalicious, a California-bred duo with a hard-won reputation as one of hip-hop’s most progressive, forward-thinking creative forces.

Blackalicious w/Oompa — RESCHEDULED

Mon, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
Blackalicious at The Press Room

Blackalicious, a California-bred duo with a hard-won reputation as one of hip-hop’s most progressive, forward-thinking creative forces.

The Districts w/waveform*

Thu, Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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The Districts

Philly's answer to The Strokes roll through Portsmouth with a big guitar sound and urgent vocals that rival Wolf Parade and Modest Mouse. There's a reason this band of childhood friends was the talk of indie rock before they even graduated high school. Come hear for yourself.

Soggy Po’ Boys Album Release Show w/Say Darling

Fri, Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Soggy Po' Boys

The Soggy Po' Boys are a New England-based septet that offers an unforgettable experience of traditional New Orleans music. Come out to celebrate the release of their new album “All In Favor” and bask in the rich New Orleans-inspired sound.

ELVIS ROOM 20: SAY ZUZU (FEAT. ALL MEMBERS) W/GUY CAPECELATRO III

Sat, Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Say ZuZu was the seacoast’s seminal alt-country rock band. Inspired by ye olde rock music of yore, ever-swooning over the folk singers of seacoast coffee houses, and increasingly entranced by honky-tonk music, Say ZuZu toured extensively in the US and Europe, recorded a slew of albums, raised chickens, and grew large sideburns.

ELVIS ROOM 20: SAY ZUZU (FEAT. ALL MEMBERS) W/TBA

Sun, Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Say ZuZu was the seacoast’s seminal alt-country rock band. Inspired by ye olde rock music of yore, ever-swooning over the folk singers of seacoast coffee houses, and increasingly entranced by honky-tonk music, Say ZuZu toured extensively in the US and Europe, recorded a slew of albums, raised chickens, and grew large sideburns.

Sunday Night Jazz ft. The Bad Plus

Sun, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus is hands-down one of the most exciting jazz groups in the world. With jaw-dropping chops and the wild, untamable energy of a rock band, these guys could make a believer out of anyone.

Wizzardess & Sam Hill

Wed, Oct 30 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Wizzardess

Some call it Devil's Night. Some call it Mischief Night. Let's just call it a "hell of a party". The night before Halloween is like Christmas Eve but more important— and it promises to scare up plenty of thrills courtesy of the dark, doomy musical stylings of Sam Hill and Wizzardess.

Halloween Party ft. Dr. Gasp & The Eeks w/Macabre Cadabre

Thu, Oct 31 @ 8:30 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Dr. Gasp & The Eeks

The best damn Halloween band in New England is back for another ghoulishly great set of songs from beyond the grave. Dan Blakeslee lends his signature wit and voice to the evil proceedings.

November 2019

GA-20 (Album Release Show) & Jesse Dee

Fri, Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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GA-20

Matthew Stubbs and Pat Faherty form the hard-hitting duo GA-20. Calling their music "blues rock" doesn't do it justice. This stuff has teeth. Through their own filter, the classic sounds of early rock 'n' roll, blues, and R&B take on a new (ferocious) form, all at once scuzzy, jagged, and soulful.

STL GLD

Sat, Nov 2 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Boston's STL GLD are not your run-of-the-mill hip-hop group. While their beats are on point, this isn't simply party music. It's a soundtrack to The Resistance. It's political and acerbic and, above all else, important.

Sunday Night Jazz ft. The Kenny Werner Trio

Sun, Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Kenny Werner

Kenny Werner has been a world-class pianist and composer for over forty years.

Fruit Bats w/Andrew Combs

Thu, Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Fruit Bats

Fresh off their June 2019 release, Gold Past Life, folk-rockers Fruit Bats hit the road.

The Press Room’s One Year Re-Opening Anniversary Party ft. Seth Yacovone Band & Rustic Overtones

Sat, Nov 9 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Rustic Overtones at The Press Room

Join us for The Press Room's one year re-opening anniversary party featuring the Seth Yacovone Band and the Rustic Overtones.

Cordovas

Wed, Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Cordovas

Rooted in triple-stacked harmonies, southern storytelling, and cosmic country twang, Cordovas create their own version of American roots-rock.

Sunday Night Jazz ft. Matt Langley & Tim Odell’s ‘Boundless’

Sun, Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Boundless

Saxophonists Tim O’Dell and Matt Langley reunite with ‘Boundless’ - a new quintet. Compositions will explore jazz from lyrical to free.

The Walt Weiskopf Quartet

Wed, Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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The Walt Weiskopf Quartet

We are incredibly excited to welcome this amazing saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist whose experience extends well beyond the typical jazz realm, having worked with artists like Frank Sinatra and Steely Dan.

King Kyote & The Wolff Sisters

Fri, Nov 29 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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King Kyote

A night of blues, roots, and rock n'roll at The Press Room featuring King Kyote and The Wolff Sisters

December 2019

Sunday Night Jazz: The Press Room Trio ft. Paul McKee

Sun, Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Paul McKee

Paul Mckee's trombone playing is as emotional as it is melodic, perfectly falling in step with the musicians he shares the stage with, all the while reaching for the rafters.

Mannequin Pussy w/Kississippi

Wed, Dec 4 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Mannequin Pussy

You might be uncomfortable saying their name out loud in mixed company, but get used to seeing it a lot because Mannequin Pussy's new album, Patience, will rightfully be on a bunch of Year End lists come holiday season. Frontwoman Marisa Dabice is a raging force to be reckoned with, pulling you in with raw, emotional, and brutally honest lyrics, all the while going from whispering to singing to howling to screaming like the last voice to escape a blazing house fire.

Rebirth Brass Band

Thu, Dec 5 @ 8:30 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Rebirth Brass Band

There's nothing like a New Orleans party, and if we can't go to them, they'll come to us. Grammy award-winning Rebirth Brass Band is like a heaping bowl of sonic gumbo: their music warms you from the inside and feeds your soul. They've managed to take the creole-flavored jazz of tradition to the next level, incorporating funk and hip-hop for a truly soul-shaking experience.

Sunday Night Jazz ft. The Jason Palmer & Jerry Bergonzi Quintet

Sun, Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Jason Palmer and Jerry Bergonzi

Jason Palmer and Jerry Bergonzi, known world-wide as two of the best horn players, grace our stage with another stellar performance.

Johnny Trama & Toussaint the Liberator w/A Band of Killers

Sat, Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Johnny Trama & Toussaint the Liberator w/A Band of Killers

Two staples of the Boston music scene — Johnny Trama and Toussaint the Liberator — come together to blend soul, rock, reggae, and more.

Sunday Night Jazz ft. The Bruno Råberg, Bruce Barth & Matt Wilson Trio

Sun, Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Bruce, Bruno, Matt

Bassist Bruno Råberg is joined by Bruce Barth on piano and Matt Wilson on drums.

Blockhead w/Arms and Sleepers

Fri, Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Blockhead

The Press Room is excited to welcome another hip-hop legend to Portsmouth. Known by many for helping to launch Aesop Rock's career, Blockhead's uncanny knack for obsessive crate-digging and studio wizardry results in an instrumental hip-hop experience that is absolutely next-level.

February 2020

Blackalicious w/New Fame

Sat, Feb 8, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Blackalicious at The Press Room

Blackalicious, a California-bred duo with a hard-won reputation as one of hip-hop’s most progressive, forward-thinking creative forces.

Blackalicious w/TBA — RESCHEDULED

Sun, Feb 9, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
Blackalicious at The Press Room

Blackalicious, a California-bred duo with a hard-won reputation as one of hip-hop’s most progressive, forward-thinking creative forces.

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