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June 2019

OHMME w/Plains

Wed, Jun 26 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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OHMME

For a young band, OHMME has already built themselves quite a resume, singing with fellow Chicago household names like Jeff Tweedy, Chance The Rapper, and Vic Mensa. Yet, what they bring to the table for their songs is something decidedly their own. Between their tight vocal harmonies and guitar interplay, they constantly flirt with the line between straight-forward and experimental, creating something approachable but mysterious and unpredictable all at once.

Wand w/Dreamdecay & Syko Friend

Thu, Jun 27 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Wand

Simply put, Wand is one of the best indie bands out there right now. If you don't believe us, check out their new sprawling double album, Laughing Matter, and they'll surely make a believer out of you. Guess guitar rock isn't dead, after all.

Spencer Krug w/Light Conductor

Fri, Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Spencer Krug

The enigmatic Canadian songwriter known for his work in Wolf Parade, Frog Eyes, Swan Lake, Sunset Rubdown, and Moonface is “lifting the veil” for a very special night of music that promises to be the most intimate performance we’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing from him. Chills are sure to be induced.

The Minus Scale and The Sheila Divine w/Ultra Major

Sat, Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US

Seacoast emo OGs The Minus Scale and Boston rock stalwarts The Sheila Divine share a bill to celebrate the release of their new singles.

Mdou Moctar w/Minibeast

Sun, Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Mdou Moctar

Not only has Mdou Moctar been heralded far and wide as one of the most exciting musicians in the world right now, but NPR recently called his newest album, Ilana, “the most insane psychedelic guitar album of the 21st century.” That’s pretty high praise coming from a media outlet that knows a thing or two about a thing or two. Don’t know what Saharan psychedelic rock sounds like? Don’t think twice— get to this show.

July 2019

The Juan MacLean (DJ Set)

Wed, Jul 3 @ 10:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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The Juan MacLean

Legendary reformed indie rocker and DJ invades our sound system to rock the party with punk, funk, electronic grooves, and beyond. Leave your fitbit at home- we might break it on the dance floor.

Skunk Sessions 4th of July Celebration

Thu, Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Skunk Sessions

Skunk Sessions 4th of July Jam-Down will feature Grateful Dead and Allman Bothers music all night in a rockin' American music celebration.

BBG

Fri, Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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BBG at The Press Room

Experience improvisational blues at its finest when three veteran musicians of the Seacoast come together as BBG.

Eyenine & The Lonely Ghosts w/New Fame & Seth on Gray

Sat, Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Eyenine & The Lonely Ghosts

Eyenine and The Lonely Ghosts are a heavy, genre-bending quintet hailing from the coast of New England.

Sunday Night Jazz ft. The Charlie Jennison Quartet

Sun, Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Charlie Jennison Quartet

Charlie Jennison, a fixture on the Seacoast Jazz Scene, brings is recently formed group, “Vintage Fusion” to The Press Room stage.

Red Sky Mary

Fri, Jul 12 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
Red Sky Mary

Red Sky Mary's brand of rock music combines early 70s high voltage swagger with brutish modern-day anthems.

The Underground Upstairs ft. New Fame w/Sarah Violette & Renee Coolbrith & MC Observa

Sat, Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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New Fame at The Press Room

The lady hip hop/soul duo, New Fame, are known for their positivity, energy and ability to move a room.

Sunday Night Jazz ft. Triple Treat: Piano Trios

Sun, Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Triple Treat

Join us this evening for your chance to hear three different piano trios, led by New England pianists, for the price of one.

The Messthetics w/The Huntress and the Holder of Hands

Mon, Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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The Messthetics

The rhythm section of Fugazi hooks up with a legendary experimental guitarist for a sound that is both ferocious and groovy.

Sacred Paws

Thu, Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Sacred Paws

Sacred Paws brings their sunny, tightly-wound art punk to The Press Room from the United Kingdom.

DeeZ w/Zoo Logic, Glass Arrowhead & Ponder

Sat, Jul 20 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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A night of local electronic producers playing everything from chill downtempo beats and psychedelic sounds to heavy bass drops.

Sunday Night Jazz ft. The UNH Connection

Sun, Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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The UNH Connection

Joining us tonight is a venerable who’s who of University of New Hampshire graduates from the 1990’s.

The Ghost Wolves

Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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The Ghost Wolves at The Press Room

Austin, Texas duo, The Ghost Wolves, blends blues, rock n' roll, punk, and early American music with modern forms.

The Rocky Horror Show

Thu, Jul 25 @ 11:59 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Rocky Horror Show

In partnership with Entropy Theatre and the Firehouse Center for the Arts, the Prescott Park Arts Festival brings you a musical based on the well known and beloved cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show.

Amulus

Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Amulus at The Press Room

Catch Amulus, genre-bending original rock that draws from funk, jazz, latin, reggae, classical, and metal influences.

Scissorfight

Sat, Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Scissorfight at The Press Room

Reemerging in 2016 after a 10 year hiatus, Portsmouth-based punk vets Scissorfight still bring the sonic savagery fans have come to expect.

Sunday Night Jazz ft. Jason Palmer & Jerry Bergonzi

Sun, Jul 28 @ 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 you’ll find, grace our stage with a rare performance.

August 2019

The Rocky Horror Show

Thu, Aug 8 @ 11:59 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Rocky Horror Show

In partnership with Entropy Theatre and the Firehouse Center for the Arts, the Prescott Park Arts Festival brings you a musical based on the well known and beloved cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show.

Spirit Family Reunion

Thu, Aug 15 @ 8:30 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US

With a ragged dedication to the free-wheeling, DIY ethos of old American music, SFR make music to stomp, clap, shake, and holler along to.

Club d’Elf

Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
Club d'Elf

Trying to categorize the sounds of Club d'Elf is a fool's errand. The band has settled on "Moroccan-dosed psychedelic dub jazz" but... expect the unexpected.

SoDown

Sat, Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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SoDown

Save the date for this high energy, adventure filled show from this bright young purveyor of electronic music. Saxophone!

NRBQ

Fri, Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US

“If you don’t like NRBQ, I don’t want to be around you” – Penn Jillette

September 2019

B Boys

Wed, Sep 11 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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B Boys

There’s a lot of noise in the world, but what are we actually saying? The B Boys laugh, scream, and chant their way through the absurdity of it all.

Guerilla Toss

Wed, Sep 18 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Guerilla Toss at The Press Room

Guerilla Toss consistently finds new ways to bring together the many ideas that combine to shape each new batch of art-rock puzzle pieces.

Lola Kirke w/Odetta Hartman

Tue, Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Lola Kirke

Lola Kirke is an actress and musician. She lives and works between New York and Los Angeles playing her country-rock music along the way.

Smooth Hound Smith

Fri, Sep 27 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Smooth Hound Smith at The Press Room

Established in 2012, and based in East Nashville, TN, Smooth Hound Smith plays a unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm and blues.

October 2019

Rhett Miller (Acoustic Set)

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

Rhett Miller, the lead singer of the alternative country band Old 97's, released his new solo album, The Messenger, November 2018.

Cat Clyde

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

Cat Clyde, out of Stratford, Ontario offers a fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear.

Blackalicious

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.

Titus Andronicus

Fri, Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Titus Andronicus

New Jersey punk rockers, Titus Andronicus, bring their rowdy sound to The Press Room.

November 2019

Fruit Bats

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.

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