Apr
20
Sat
Billy Bauer Duo @ Porters' Pub Tickets
Apr 20 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the Billy Bauer Band has built their fan base the old fashioned way, through years of touring and great live performances.  The Billy Bauer Band has played some of the most prestigious music festivals & venues in America. Their sound is craftily woven with electric violin and folky grooves.

Founded by Billy Bauer (vocals, guitar) and Chris Lorenzetti (electric violin, piano) in 2006, the Billy Bauer Band began as an acoustic duo, and evolved to incorporate the solid rhythm section of Drew Somers (percussion) and Steve Zalalas (bass).

Within just a few months of their first show in 2006, the band landed a spot in one of the most prestigious independent music festivals in the world- the “CMJ Music Marathon” (New York, NY).  They have gone on to play the largest festivals in the nation, including Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), Arts Fest (State College, PA), and the Herndon Festival (Herndon, VA).  As their reputation grew, they were booked as an opening act for top billboard artists Uncle Kracker, Dispatch, O.A.R. (Milwaukee, WI, February 2012), and multi-platinum rock group Third Eye Blind (Bethlehem, PA, September 2014).

Although they possess the ideal sound for festivals and outdoor concerts, they have also performed at some of the most prestigious rock venues in the northeast, including:

●The Bitter End, The Living Room, and Sullivan Hall (New York, NY)
● The Grape Room, World Café (Philladelphia, PA) , Musikfest Cafe (Bethlehem, PA)

Billy Bauer Band’s single “Maybe Tomorrow” (2010) can already be heard in all 19 Six Flags theme parks in Mexico, Canada and the U.S, and their most recent single “So Far Down” (2011)  was contracted with ESPN Nascar, Supercuts “Rock the Cut”, and was featured on Philadelphia’s radio 104.5’s live @ 5 show.

In early 2015, Billy was unfortunately diagnosed with a career threatening vocal cord lesion that caused the band to cancel most performances.  Post surgery, 2016 is looking very hopeful as the band is back performing and working on their next studio album which will be released in late 2016.

 

Apr
25
Thu
Gene Segal (Guitar) Joe Michaels (Bass) Adam Niewood (Drums) @ Porters' Pub Tickets
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm
Gene Segal (Guitar) Joe Michaels (Bass) Adam Niewood (Drums) @ Porters' Pub

Gene Segal (Guitar) Joe Michaels (Bass) Adam Niewood (Drums)

Apr
27
Sat
Acoustic Kitty Project Tickets
Apr 27 @ 10:00 pm
Acoustic Kitty Project

The Acoustic Kitty Project takes its name from a Government funded CIA program to surgically implant listening devices into stray cats for the purpose of spying on the Commies.

Well, like most Government Run Programs, this turned out to be a Colossal Waste of Money.  After killing countless animals on the table, the final test went live.  They dumped Acoustic Kitty into a park where it was immediately squashed by a taxi cab.  The price tag? A mere $20 Million.

It is in the spirit of that incredibly stupid venture that I have named my band Acoustic Kitty Project.  This is also why I avoid taxis.

May
2
Thu
Steve Hall with Adrian Moring & Adam Niewood @ Porters' Pub Tickets
May 2 @ 8:00 pm
Steve Hall with Adrian Moring & Adam Niewood @ Porters' Pub

Jazz night with Steve Hall with Adrian Moring & Adam Niewood

May
4
Sat
Doyle & The Dudes Tickets
May 4 @ 10:00 pm

Jon Doyle on guitar and Mr. Dave Deubler.

May
18
Sat
Billy Bauer Duo @ Porters' Pub Tickets
May 18 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the Billy Bauer Band has built their fan base the old fashioned way, through years of touring and great live performances.  The Billy Bauer Band has played some of the most prestigious music festivals & venues in America. Their sound is craftily woven with electric violin and folky grooves.

Founded by Billy Bauer (vocals, guitar) and Chris Lorenzetti (electric violin, piano) in 2006, the Billy Bauer Band began as an acoustic duo, and evolved to incorporate the solid rhythm section of Drew Somers (percussion) and Steve Zalalas (bass).

Within just a few months of their first show in 2006, the band landed a spot in one of the most prestigious independent music festivals in the world- the “CMJ Music Marathon” (New York, NY).  They have gone on to play the largest festivals in the nation, including Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), Arts Fest (State College, PA), and the Herndon Festival (Herndon, VA).  As their reputation grew, they were booked as an opening act for top billboard artists Uncle Kracker, Dispatch, O.A.R. (Milwaukee, WI, February 2012), and multi-platinum rock group Third Eye Blind (Bethlehem, PA, September 2014).

Although they possess the ideal sound for festivals and outdoor concerts, they have also performed at some of the most prestigious rock venues in the northeast, including:

●The Bitter End, The Living Room, and Sullivan Hall (New York, NY)
● The Grape Room, World Café (Philladelphia, PA) , Musikfest Cafe (Bethlehem, PA)

Billy Bauer Band’s single “Maybe Tomorrow” (2010) can already be heard in all 19 Six Flags theme parks in Mexico, Canada and the U.S, and their most recent single “So Far Down” (2011)  was contracted with ESPN Nascar, Supercuts “Rock the Cut”, and was featured on Philadelphia’s radio 104.5’s live @ 5 show.

In early 2015, Billy was unfortunately diagnosed with a career threatening vocal cord lesion that caused the band to cancel most performances.  Post surgery, 2016 is looking very hopeful as the band is back performing and working on their next studio album which will be released in late 2016.

 

May
23
Thu
Jon Ballantyne Trio with Joe Michaels on Bass & Adam Niewood Drums @ Porters' Pub Tickets
May 23 @ 8:00 pm
Jon Ballantyne Trio with Joe Michaels on Bass & Adam Niewood Drums @ Porters' Pub

Jon Ballantyne Trio with Joe Michaels on Bass & Adam Niewood Drums

May
25
Sat
Dirk Quinn Duo @ Porters' Pub Tickets
May 25 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Dirk Quinn Duo @ Porters' Pub

Dirk Quinn

…is the guitarist for a high energy funk/jazz band based out of Philadelphia that travels extensively throughout the US and Canada. Utilizing over a decade of steady performing, Quinn has developed a unique and progressive style – one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from the jam band hippies to the jazz snobs.

Initially attracted to the guitar as a teenager after being introduced to classic rock giants such as Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, Quinn’s thirst for the unique and bizarre soon had him jamming along to the more radical and daring Mahavishnu Orchestra and the humorous, bass-laden noise of Primus. Playing virtually non-stop with countless musical projects afforded him ample opportunity to hone his chops. It wouldn’t be long before the refining of his own artistic message coupled with a fresh, new outlook and a deeper musical/life philosophy opened up to him the world of jazz. Miles, Coltrane, Monk and Brubeck along with the more contemporary sounds of Bela Fleck, John Scofield, Ahmad Jamal and Jaco Pastorius began heavily influencing his musical direction. Liberated by the idea of free improvisation, he was finally able to realize and focus his musical vision.

In 2007 Quinn made his long-awaited recording debut releasing his self-titled CD – “Dirk Quinn”. Working the club and coffee house circuit, Quinn became increasingly in demand, play­ing as many as three gigs a day while getting the occasional call to share a bill with musical legends such as Soulive, Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, Umphrey’s McGee, Steve Kimock, Bernie Worrell, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Keller Williams, Garaj Mahal, Booker T, Jimmy Bruno, Dumpstaphunk, Kofi Burbridge (Derek Trucks Band), Marco Benevento, and Zach Deputy – each performance steadily garnering more recognition for Quinn, who believes in winning fans one by one on the merit of the music.

“QuinnTet”, his sophomore CD release, features “thoughtful, original melodies flowing seamlessly over groove-heavy rhythms; intricate song structures giving way to strongly expressive, organic improvisations.” Drawing inspiration from every musical genre, his solo acoustic sound has been compared to the guitar “pyrotechnics” of Keller Williams and Michael Hedges, while his full band compositions bear resemblances that range from the honest, urban funk of Soulive to the brave experimentation of Medeski, Martin and Wood.

Surrounding himself with a group of extremely talented and like-minded musicians, Quinn has been playing shows across North America while receiving an ever increasing amount of media attention. His music has now been featured on over 100+ radio stations worldwide and gets daily internet airplay on sites such as Spotify and Pandora. Notable spins include the “Pick of the Day” on WXPN in Philadelphia as well as on the nationally syndicated “Keller’s Cellar” broadcast hosted by Keller Williams.

The Dirk Quinn Band released “Live at Home” in January of 2012. Featuring tracks recorded over 5 different shows in and around their hometown of Philadelphia, the new CD runs the gamut, from beautiful and delicate movements to evil dissonance, from intricate and thought provoking melodies to hard driving funk, and is a fantastic representation of the group’s live show experience.

The band’s infectious energy and musical interplay routinely attract listeners that are admittedly more accustomed to lyric-based music. With great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern edge, the Dirk Quinn Band is jazz/funk improvisation at its most exciting!

 

Jun
1
Sat
Ralph Pagano & Mark Hannig @ Porters' Pub Tickets
Jun 1 @ 10:00 pm
Ralph Pagano & Mark Hannig @ Porters' Pub | Easton | Pennsylvania | United States

Based out of the Lehigh Valley, PA. Folk/Rock/Americana. Debut EP “Waiting” out now !! Find out more on Ralph’s official site.

Jun
7
Fri
Gary Reed Trio @ Porters' Pub Tickets
Jun 7 @ 10:00 pm