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January 2020

Underground Upstairs w/Patches, Observa, Citizen Kane & Young Bob E

Thu, Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US

From 15 year-old Patches to Young Bob E, a 67 year-old rapper, this month's bill features four artists who defy hip-hop stereotypes.

Laura Fox & Young Frontier

Fri, Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Laura Fox

Laura Fox's powerful voice is a shining beacon of light at the crossroads of folk and soul music. Whether your heart is full or in need of repair, she's got a song to make you feel seen.

Amorphous Band w/Frenzie & Peter Prince and Chris O’Neill (Acoustic Set)

Sat, Jan 25 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Free - $7.00

Soul. Sometimes with some jazz, sometimes with some funk, sometimes with some rock, sometimes with some dub...but it's always got soul, baby.

Sunday Night Jazz ft. Donna Byrne Quartet

Sun, Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US

When not opening for Tony Bennett , vocalist Donna Byrne dazzles audiences throughout New England.

Shakespeare on Tap: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Mon, Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US

Shakespeare on Tap is a contemporary play reading series created to shine a light on playwrights inspired by The Bard.

Marjorie Senet & The Broken-Home Boys w/The Migrants

Thu, Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Try not to cry a tear in your beer as you enjoy the sweet sounds of Marjorie Senet and the Broken-Home Boys playing songs from their debut album “Suitcases and Trashbags”. It’s an emotional journey of love and loss, set to twangy, classic honky tonk/country/American roots music.

Glass Arrowhead EP Release w/Daze Inn, Mood., Slaythoven & Section D

Fri, Jan 31 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US

Seacoast-based DJ and producer, Glass Arrowhead, is back to celebrate the release of the forthcoming "Title EP."

February 2020

Garcia Peoples w/Rockspring

Sat, Feb 1 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Garcia Peoples

If the band name Garcia Peoples isn't an obvious enough nod to their inspiration, dig into the warm vocal harmonies and spellbinding double guitar jams that await. These young bucks love The Grateful Dead. But this is no mere tribute band, which becomes clear in the way they take the golden sounds of yore and drag them into the future, offering a commendable mix of '60s west coast psych, acid folk, and modern indie rock.

Christopher Paul Stelling w/Chadley Kolb

Thu, Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US

Simply put, Christopher Paul Stelling is a one-man powerhouse of roots music. One could call it simply "folk," but that label doesn't convey the raw energy and deep soul behind Stelling's show-stopping delivery. It's an experience that's powerful enough to demand the attention of Ben Harper, who not only took Stelling on tour, but produced his new album 'Best of Luck'.

Clever Girls w/Rick Rude & Greed Island

Fri, Feb 7 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Clever Girls is blazing down 95 from Burlington, VT to tear through The Press Room with a barreling barrage of garage rock bangers.

Blackalicious w/TBA

Sat, Feb 8 @ 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/Oompa

Sun, Feb 9 @ 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.

Joe Pug w/Matthew Wright

Thu, Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Indie-folk songwriter Joe Pug didn't take long to rise to the top of his scene. After coming out of the gates with deeply felt songs that immediately garnered heaps of attention and accolades, his electrifying shows saw him touring with the likes of Steve Earle, M. Ward, and Josh Ritter—not to mention show-stopping performances at Lollapolooza and Newport Folk Festival.

Ruby Rose Fox: Me & You & Leonard Cohen

Fri, Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
Free - $20.00

Brookline native and winner of 9 Boston music awards, Ruby Rose Fox shares an intimate look at Cohen’s most beloved ballads.

Ruby Rose Fox (Full Band)

Fri, Feb 14 @ 9:30 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US

Musician, actress, and director Ruby Rose Fox and her band create dense, cinematic pop soundscapes to accompany Fox’s wall-shattering vocals.

Soulation w/Clandestine

Sat, Feb 15 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Come get down with the live wire energy and giant sound of the Seacoast's funkiest soul outfit.

Sunday Night Jazz ft. Soggy Po’ Boys

Sun, Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Soggy Po' Boys

Come bask in the warmth of the rich New Orleans-inspired sound of the Soggy Po' Boys.

The Juan MacLean (DJ Set) w/Ryan Obermiller

Thu, Feb 20 @ 9:00 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.

Rustic Overtones

Fri, Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Rustic Overtones is a 6-piece band from Portland, ME that plays a brand of indie rock steeped in soul, garage punk, jazz, and psychedelic music of the ‘60s and ‘70s. They’ve collaborated and recorded with David Bowie and Ray LaMontagne and frontman Dave Gutter has written songs for the likes of Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton. So, suffice it to say...these guys know what they’re doing.

Sunday Night Jazz Celebrates the Life of Steve Grover ft. OURBIGBAND

Sun, Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Free - $12.00

Join OURBIGBAND, pianist Frank Carlberg, and a who's who of the seacoast jazz scene in celebrating the life and music of Maine drummer/composer/educator Steve Grover.

Parker Gispert (of The Whigs)

Wed, Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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When Parker Gispert's longtime band The Whigs disbanded a couple years ago, a lot of people wondered what was next for the beloved frontman. The answer: banishing himself to the spacious countryside for some fresh inspiration and eventually returning with his most exquisite work to date. Come hear the fruits of his labor as he hits The Press Room in support of his first solo album, Sunlight Tonight.

The Underground Upstairs w/Brandie Blaze, Esh the Monolith, Bakari J.B. & Undu Kati

Thu, Feb 27 @ 9:00 pm Fri, Feb 28 @ 11:59 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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The Underground Upstairs is a monthly hip-hop show featuring performances from local artists and producers from across the country.

Green Lion Crew

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

DJ/producer Green Lion Crew transforms The Press Room into the most bumpin' party on the Seacoast with sounds of reggae and beyond.

Martin England & The Reconstructed w/Gunther Brown

Sat, Feb 29 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Inspired by a long line of classic American troubadours from Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan to Ryan Lamontagne and Jeff Tweedy, Martin England's take on roots music is both philosophically and emotionally rich, pulling you in with warm, inviting melodies and leaving you with lyrics worth days of pondering.

March 2020

The Soul Rebels: Poetry In Motion Tour w/Kingdom & The Bulkheads

Tue, Mar 3 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Free - $25.00

The Soul Rebels could very well be the most eclectic brass band on earth, effortlessly blending funk, soul, hip hop, jazz, and rock to create the ultimate party. No wonder they've toured all over the world, played The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and shared stages with Lauryn Hill, Nas, Talib Kweli, GZA, Raekwon, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Portugal, The Man.

Próxima Parada

Wed, Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Are you a fan of perfect guitar tones and hazy, sun-kissed California psych vibes? If so, Proxima Parada is just the band you've been waiting for.

New Fame w/Bensbeendead.

Fri, Mar 6 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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The lady hip-hop/r&b duo, New Fame, is known for their positivity, energy and ability to move a room.

Little People & Frameworks w/Yppah

Fri, Mar 13 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
Free - $18.00
Little People

Little People (Laurent Clerc) has toured with the likes of Odesza and produces late night party jams in the form of glitchy, expansive down-tempo electronic music featuring blasts of cut-up vocal tracks, sweeping string arrangements, and huge beats. Frameworks (Matt Brewer) has made a big splash in the electronic festival circuit, moving bodies and minds with his deeply personal and intimate take on organic house and the chiller side of hip hop. With a killer full live band, Frameworks brings his warm compositions to life with violin, pulsing bass, and haunting vocals.

An Evening with The Necks

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

Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, the music of The Necks is possibly unique in the world today.

Shopping w/Automatic

Sun, Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Free - $10.00

Shopping's bold take on queer dance-punk has made major fans out of NME, Pitchfork, NPR, and Sleater-Kinney, just to name a few. Find out why.

April 2020

Dead Horses w/Kate Rhudy

Wed, Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Dead Horses play the kind of Americana songs you feel like you could live inside—familiar, warm, intimate, and authentic, with lead singer Sarah Vos's rich and aching voice revealing deep layers of emotional complexity. With recent tours finding them sharing the stage with such greats as Mandolin Orange, Trampled by Turtles, and The Who—and playing for massive crowds at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater—it is no small treat to have them here at The Press Room.

Marco Benevento

Fri, Apr 10 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Known far and wide as a virtuoso on the keys, Marco Benevento returns with an irresistible new take on his lovable jams, invoking the sultry grooves of vintage R&B and soul.

Marco Benevento

Sat, Apr 11 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Known far and wide as a virtuoso on the keys, Marco Benevento returns with an irresistible new take on his lovable jams, invoking the sultry grooves of vintage R&B and soul.

Dehd

Thu, Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Pretty Chicago post-punk

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