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Blackalicious, a California-bred duo with a hard-won reputation as one of hip-hop’s most progressive, forward-thinking creative forces.
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.
Hosted by the gamemasters of Bartari, Game Night is your fix for the best in bits, boards, beers, and bites around the Seacoast. Our good buds from Loaded Question Brewing Co. will be in the mix too with some special libations on tap. Check it out from 8-11pm.
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.
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.
After a brief sonic and stylistic detour, Titus Andronicus is back and sounding more inspired and ferocious than ever. Between the massive sound of their rousing punk rock anthems and frontman Patrick Stickles's seething sneer, their new songs immediately bring to mind all we love about The Sex Pistols, The Replacements, The Clash, and The Pogues. This one's gonna be a real room-rattler.
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.
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.