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June 2019

Soggy Po’ Boys Play Father John Misty

Thu, Jun 20 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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Soggy Po' Boys

Come bear witness as New Hampshire’s favorite New Orleans-style septet reach deep inside the celebrated song catalog of cheeky, sardonic American indie singer-songwriter Father John Misty and turn every sound upside down. In the eternal words of FJM, “oh, pour me another drink and punch me in the face.”

People Like You

Fri, Jun 21 @ 9:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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People Like You

Juxtaposing vaudevillian gypsy punk mischief and psychedelic folk-rock madness with curious lyrical content and bizarre pop sensibilities, People Like You is charismatic, inspired, a bit haunting, kooky, and captivating.

A Different Engine w/Tiger Bomb

Sat, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Press Room – Upstairs, 77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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A Different Engine

If A Different Engine made a mix-tape for a party, it would likely include songs by Husker Du, Big Star, the Posies, The Clash, Teenage Fanclub, Sonic Youth, Pavement, Superchunk, Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, the Hold Steady, Nada Surf, Beach Slang, Built to Spill, the Lemonheads, and your own favorite band. And it would be a phenomenal party.

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.

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

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.

Red Sky Mary w/Victim of Circumstance

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

Red Sky Mary has earned themselves a reputation for putting on one of the most incredible live shows out there. If you've been losing faith in modern rock 'n' roll, these guys will make you a believer again.

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

Take the pummeling, agile rhythm section of legendary post-punk godfathers Fugazi and add one of the most brilliant, dexterous experimental jazz guitarists in the game and you’ve got yourself a one-of-a-kind sonic adventure. Flirting with the heavy and the groovy, the Messthetics are hard to pin down but even harder to not love.

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