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For more than forty years, pianist Larry Garland presided over The Press Room’s legendary Tuesday night jazz jam. The tradition lives on in the spirit of Garland, who always welcomed players of all ages and abilities to join in the freewheeling fun.
Hoot Night has been of the Seacoast’s most popular open mic nights since our doors first opened in 1976. Hosted by a rotating cast of notable musicians, Hoot Night is your opportunity to work out new songs, dust of old ones, or simply perform in front of an audience.
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.
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.
Thursday night from 9:30 to close we'll have a rotating cast of DJs downstairs, spanning every genre imaginable and spinning every hit you never knew you needed in your life.
Folk and bluegrass multi-instrumentalist Old Time Dave Talmage joins us every Friday downstairs for lunch, salting the room with good time tunes, and a sad song peppered in here and there.
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.
Seacoast emo OGs The Minus Scale and Boston rock stalwarts The Sheila Divine share a bill to celebrate the release of their new singles.
A proud Press Room tradition since 1982. Doesn't matter whether you spectate or participate- the more, the merrier as we pay tribute to a rich history of beloved songs from all over. Stomp your feet and sing along— you're in the band now.
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.