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The Main Pub Music Club

 
 
 
 

THE MAIN PUB RESTAURANT AND MUSIC CLUB BRINGS YOU THE BEST IN NATIONAL, REGIONAL, AND LOCAL LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 6 NIGHTS A WEEK! 

MUSIC OF ALL GENRE'S CAN BE HEARD PLAYING ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK IN OUR GREAT SOUNDING ENTERTAINMENT LOUNGE.  THE PUB HAS BEEN KNOW TO HAVE ROCK, FUNK, POP, JAZZ, BLUEGRASS, ELECTRONICA, AND WORLD MUSIC!

THE MAIN PUB OFFERS ONE OF THE BIGGEST MUSIC ROOMS IN THE AREA WITH GREAT VIEWS OF OUR STAGE! WE INVITE YOU TO COME ON OUT AND CHECK OUT WHAT OUR REGUALARS CALL

"THE BEST PLACE TO SEE LIVE MUSIC"

 

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PURE AMERICANA

W/ BILL WALACH, DON SINETI AND FRIENDS

Sunday's 6PM-8:30PM

Every Sunday the good ol' boys perform from a giant catalogue of music taken from several different genre's of music including Celtic, Irish, Bluegrass, Folk, Traditional's, Maritime and children's songs.

This is great family entertainment.  All shows are very enjoyable and these musicians really cater to their crowd.  Playing most requests and encouraging sing along's and dances.

Come down and enjoy what has become one of our most anticipated nights of the week.  Grab a table for dinner and show and be home by 9PM.

NO COVER

  

 

 

SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE

w/DJ Party Girl

9PM-12AM

This Sunday and every Sunday going forward The Main Pub will be hosting Karaoke with DJ Party Girl.

In addition to all of your favorite songs and favorite people, enjoy drink specials and an opportunity to sing on one of the BEST stages in the the area! Great food, great atmosphere, and state of the art sound make for the new best Sunday night in town!

Check out DJ Party Girl online here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Erin-The-Party-Girl/142215482621?sk=info

 

 

 

 

LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC

EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT

9PM-12AM

FREE SHOW!

Every Tuesday night you will enjoy the smooth and soft sounds of acoustic guitars with great vocals.  Our artist will be performing your favorite covers and sing-along's.  A great way to enjoy an ice cold draught beer and a tasty item off our menu.

 

Billy Megofna.  Billy is a super skilled guitar player who can also play slide and lap guitar as well.  Billy has a great voice and also knows a books worth of songs.  Billy is right at home at The Pub and it shows in his performances.

Check out a video of Billy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arx1RCRIB04

 

 

 

Charmed

Friday, September 19th,

CHARMED is a five piece band covering many genres and many artists, mostly Rock and Pop, but also Country. We have both male and female lead vocals, 2 guitars, keyboards, drums, bass and harmonies. We are very versatile in our music selection and provide danceable entertainment for any event. What you'll get from CHARMED is an interactive band with many years of experience between our members and we play many of the songs people love but are not often covered by bands.

Visit Cover 2 Cover online!

 

 

 

Big mean

Sound Machine

Saturday, September 20th,

In 2009, Big Mean Sound Machine formed in Ithaca, New York with one goal: to create music that stimulates both Body AND Brain. The result is a fiery exhibition of artfully conceived dance music that truly is Big and Mean. Today, BMSM comprises a collective of over 15 analog artists spread out over the Northeastern United States, who strive day in and day out to reanimate and reinterpret Afrobeat, Funk, Jazz, Fusion and just about everything else, all through a postmodern lens. Anyone who has witnessed The Machine live in action knows that their performances are among the heaviest and the sweatiest. The Big Mean Sound Machine maintains a busy performance schedule, captivating cities all over the Northeast United States- spreading further each day. For those [like us] who are tired of the status quo, there is good news: THE BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED.

Visit BMSM online!

 

 

 

Primate Fiasco

Friday, September 26th,

The Primate Fiasco uses instruments that are loud without electricity, giving them the opportunity to attack at any moment, in any location, with or without permission. No one is safe, not even an elevator or city bus. If The Primate Fiasco sees a dull moment somewhere, they will pop out of the nearest sewer drain or trash can to lead an irresistible dance party.

On stage, the sound is different. This band has pioneered what is possible with mind­bending harmonies of dual saxs, funky pockets of a hyperactive Sousaphone player and banjo that thinks it’s a Fender Strat. Add lyrics that grab hold of even the most inattentive audience and beats that channel surf like a remote that’s been sat on. The music is always high energy and extremely imaginative. Most importantly, this is fun. People smile from the first beat to the last smoldering ash of what was previously a dance floor.

Throughout the Northeast and well-beyond (thanks to the power of radio) the Primate Fiasco experiment has evolved into the animated superhero persona that you see today— humorously drawn, but based on a true story— and that you will continue to see circulating throughout the music-loving club and festival community, via the highways, byways, subways… and other ways.

Visit BMSM online!

 

 

 

Pigeons Playing

Ping Pong

Saturday, September 27th,

Funk, Rock, Electronic ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have ‘The Flock’ growing and coming back for more.

Through extensive touring paired with high profile festival spots, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have put the memorable band name on the lips of music lovers and groove nuts.  Playing nearly 200 shows a year, Pigeons continue to expand people’s minds (musically…), playing a unique, energy-packed set at every show. Whether it be at a major festival or in your local rock club, Pigeons will show you a good time.

Visit PPPP online!

 

 

 

The Alchemystics

Friday, Oct 3rd,

Fueled by their passion to explore beyond the edges of traditional musical boundaries and their diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds, the Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian  rhythms into an utterly unique and distinctively original new sound. The result is modern-day roots music with global appeal – an alchemy of ancient musical traditions; intricate, intelligent wordplay; elementally raw soul; irresistible hooks; deep, driving rhythms; and old-school vocal harmonies – fired by the Alchemystic’s unique blend of intensity, passion, and sheer artistic chemistry into a powerful, contemporary, and unmistakable sound.

Visit The Alchemystics online!

 

 

 

 

PJ Project

Sat, Oct 4th,

The "PJ Project" began when Jeff Smallidge and Pat Youngquist began hosting an open mic every Wednesday at Hanafin's Irish Pub in Glastonbury. The two began working on cover songs from a variety of artists they loved (Sublime, Dave Matthews, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Bob Marley, etc). Both Pat and Jeff enjoyed singing as much, if not more than playing their instruments, and instantly began working on songs that could incorperate harmony. The combination of drums, guitar, and vocals allows for an energetic acoustic show, while leaving room for other tremendous musicians to fill the voids. Steve Sommers provides a solid low end which adds tremendous depth to overall sound. Wilson Primus (Talented saxaphone player from various music projects) puts icing on the cake with perfectly placed saxiphone parts over select songs.

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Bridge City Hustle

Friday, Oct 10,

Brooklyn's Bridge City Hustle formed in the fall of 2012 and has been building a strong following in the Northeast, thanks to performances in D.C., Philadelphia, Vermont, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, Baltimore, and of course New York City. All four members tout impressive resumes as NYC producers and musicians, playing such venues as Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge and the Knitting Factory. Brooklyn-bred lead singer Johnny Burgos is a multifaceted producer, engineer, and songwriter, and has co-produced beats for hip-hop luminaries such as Mobb Deep and M.O.P. Pete O’Neill, who has shared the stage with artists such as James Brown and the Allman Brothers, developed his distinctive bass tone studying under bass legends Victor Wooten and Chuck Rainey. A student of the Hartford Conservatory and the New England Institute of Art, drum and keyboard virtuoso Dave Zerio is equal parts Steve Gadd, John Bonham, and Clyde Stubblefield. Alto-Saxophonist Dan Cherouny, a student of Gary Thomas, is also an emerging force in the world of electronic music as well as an engineer and producer at NYC's Flux Studios.

visit Bridge City Hustle online

 

Jimkata

Saturday, Oct 11th,

Jimkata’s innovative, fan-funded record Die Digital turned the heads of critics and musicians when it dropped in the Fall of 2012, solidifying the band’s reputation as forward-thinking artists to pay attention to. Having been a mainstay of the Northeast jam circuit since 2006, Jimkata’s refined electro-rock sound is one of a band that has found its voice after years of experimentation. It’s more indie rock than jam, and more 90′s electronica than modern day EDM; yet the five-piece appeals to each of these audiences. In the spirit of LCD Soundsystem, MGMT and Talking Heads, Jimkata’s relevant, quotable lyrics create moods not just for fleeting moments, but for the lifestyle of an entire generation.

Visit Jimkata online

 

 

 

The Neyba's

Friday, Oct 17th,

They’re not classic rock. Though the band’s sound has classic influences that led to their selection in this category, members insist that they would rather have been pooled into a more modern division. Neybas fans have come to depend on danceable grooves and meaningful lyrics.

Visit The Neyba's on Facebook

 

 

 

 

Johnny Mainstream

Saturday, Oct 18th,

Johnny Mainstream is a five-piece “Americana” act out of Manchester, CT. Born in the Marist College dormitories of songwriter Matthew Maynes and bassist Dan Garaffa, Johnny Mainstream began writing honest folk songs inspired by Bob Dylan, Bright Eyes, and Kevin Devine, but infused with the punk rock ideals on which each was raised. Through continual exposure at local venues like the Main Pub and Gramby Tavern, Johnny Mainstream began to amass a small following from fans, as well as the attention of other local musicians. High school friend and Manchester native Laura Conover joined the duo to fill out the vocals (“the June Carter Cash to Maynes’ Johnny”). Fans-turned-members, Brendan Donnelly and local mainstay and “Flu” alum Michael James Anderson now round out the group on drums and lead guitar respectively.

In 2010 Johnny Mainstream attracted the attention of CT based Sling Slang Records and immediately began laying the groundwork for what would be their first
studio full-length and label release: “Shipwrecked!”

Shipwrecked! was released on February 5th 2011. The band went back into the studio in 2012 to begin work on their follow up full-length album "Ghost Broadway" which will be released on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013.

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Dead Show

Friday, Oct 24th,

Dead Show is an exciting new Grateful Dead tribute band focused on the live sound of the Grateful Dead primarily during the 1980s. Find out why people who experience Dead Show are having such a good time...and once you're on board, please pass the word along. Peace!

Dead Show is:
Kent Oldham (Lobsterz from Marz) - Bass, Vocals
Todd Alan McKeague (Riders on the Strom) - Drums
Mark Paradis (Marks Brothers) - Guitar, Vocals
Scott Guberman (Iluminati) - Keys, Vocals
Johnny Proto (Mo Fo's) - Guitar, Vocals
Perry Seigle (The Knot) - Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Martinson (Shakedown) - Guitar, Vocals.

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Yellow #9

Saturday, Oct 25th,

Yellow 9 is a five-piece rock band from Hartford, Connecticut. They are known for their hard edged original music and energetic live shows. Together since 1998 the band continues to break new ground with their unique sound. Yellow 9 released their first CD entitled “Previously Unreleased” in 2001. Their second release “Dead Man’s Cigarettes” has been released to rave reviews in 2012.

Yellow #9 is

Mark Berube – Drums
Steven Camilleri – Lead Vocals
Peter DuBaldo – Lead Guitar (2008-present)
Peter Jarvis – Lead Guitar (1998-2008)
Jason Ritz – Rhythm Guitar
Brian Stevens – Bass Guitar
Keith Almquist – Keyboards (2005-2007)
KC Kozak – Drums (1998)

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on facebook

 

 

 

Joey Batts

Friday, Oct 31st,

Halloween Costume Party!

After almost a decade of being in the New England hip hop scene, both with highly respected groups, and as a successful solo artist, Hartfords own adopted son returns to the stage with a full lineup to get the crowds going,. Joey Batts and Them are a five-piece alternative hip-hop band, starting in 2011. In 2012, the band reached the current lineup, comprised of Joey on vocals, Tony Volpe on guitar, John Dotson on bass, Marty Wirt on keys and Mike "Beatwiz" Spellman on drums and percussion. Taking the live hip hop scene by storm, Joey Batts never takes no for an answer -you either love his sound right away, or his voice kidnaps you until you change your mind. A lyrical genius, and an amazing front man with impeccable crowd control, rolled into one Joey Batts has proven to be an asset to CTs growing underground hip-hop culture.

Visit Joey Batts online

 

 

Cosmic Dust Bunnies

Saturday, Nov 1st,

Cosmic Dust Bunnies began their interstellar journey in 2006. Originally coming together for the purpose of improvisational exploration, they began to develop a sound and style that would soon evolve into the identity they embrace today. In addition to their New Wavetronica jams, CDB layers influences from Reggae, Dub, Funk, Rock, Pop, and everything in between to form an intimate bond with the audience.
CDB's rhythm section is comprised of Matt Beckett's funky futuristic bass sounds and Eric Hyland's precise timing on the acoustic and electric drums and loops. In addition, Matt Dempsey rips smooth and tasteful guitar licks while Chris Sellas blends in keys/synthesizers and sequences to complete their truly unique sound.
CDB has become a staple late-night act for such festivals as Catskill Chill, The Big Up, Ziontific, Rock N Roll Resort and was also a part of the memorable City Bisco in Philadelphia hosted by The Disco Biscuits. Fans from across the galaxy have traveled far and wide to experience the Cosmic Dust Bunnies and have been showing exponential growth in the last few years.

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**All shows at The Main Pub are 21+**

All acts and times of events subject to change without notice, always call ahead to make sure.

Any bands/artists interested in performing @ The Main Pub please send press kit to:

The Main Pub
306 Main St.
Manchester, CT 06040
ATTN: Keith
booking@mainpub.com