Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl 6 w/ Mr & Mrs F-Smart & more
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl 6 w/ Mr & Mrs F-Smart & more

TIX $5 adv $8door: (minors must be accompanied by adult, adult supervision & discretion highly recommended)

TIX at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burlesque-at-bayside-bowl-6-featuring-mr-mrs-f-smart-more-tickets-58734667973

The 6th installment of Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl! Each show has outdone its predecessor and this will be no different! This installment features the hosts, Mr & Mrs F-Smart, in cahoots with Heather La Feather, Lou Zer, Creme De La Phlegm De La Femme, Kinky Slippers, La Petit Mystique, Honey Devereaux, and special “stage kittening” by Razzberry Beret. This multi-media event also features videos and more. For more info please visit: https://www.facebook.com/FckSmarts/

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When Particles Collide w/ Tiger Bomb (Geets Romo Presents...)
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

When Particles Collide w/ Tiger Bomb (Geets Romo Presents...)

TIX: $7 ADV, $10 DOOR (ALL AGES):

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-particles-collide-w-tiger-bomb-tickets-53708187635

Geets Romo and Bayside Bowl are proud to present the national touring band When Particles Collide at Bayside Bowl. When Particles Collide has built a reputation as a must see band one show at a time touring all over the US and Canada, They are a full time, independent touring outfit living out of their 2014 Ram Promaster van. Under their own record label, Unstoppable Rock Records they have released eight sets of recordings including three vinyl records. Paste Magazine featured them as “9 Bands To Listen To Right Now,” in 2014 and the band won the Boston Music Award for “New Artist Of The Year” and were featured on the Rock Band Rivals game in 2016. Joining them on the night is Portland’s beloved Tiger Bomb. Tiger Bomb, is an all female garage-pop & rock outfit from Portland, Maine. Featuring Chris Horne from The Brood and Lynda Mandolyn from Fabulous Disaster. Recently, the band won the award for “Best Punk Band (2017 Portland Phoenix Award). Don’t miss this awesome pairing of two of New England’s most celebrated rock bands!

For more info on the bands please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/whenparticlescollide/
https://www.facebook.com/tigerbombband/

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Covered In Bees w/ Eyeball & Pissed Mystics
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Covered In Bees w/ Eyeball & Pissed Mystics

TIX $5 ADV, $8 DOOR

ON SALE MONDAY JAN. 28 AT:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covered-in-bees-w-eyeball-pissed-mystics-tickets-55393757219

Covered In Bees have long reigned over the Portland metal scene with a charmed benevolence. The band has won numerous Portland Phoenix awards and have appeared on countless national punk and metal compilations and are considered by many to be the best live or simply, the best band this town has to offer. Their most recent release, Corpse In the Mattress Motor Lodge, was received to wide critical acclaim and these seasoned vets are on the top of their game. Supporting them on the night are two of Maine’s beloved metal bands, Eyeball and Pissed Mystics. For more info please visit:

coveredinbees.net
https://www.facebook.com/pissedmystics/
https://www.facebook.com/eyeballmaine/

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Donna The Buffalo w/s/g Hambone (Geets Romo & Bayside Bowl presents...)
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Donna The Buffalo w/s/g Hambone (Geets Romo & Bayside Bowl presents...)

TIX: $20 ADV $25 DOOR (ALL AGES)
TIX AT:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/donna-the-buffalo-w-hambone-at-bayside-bowl-tickets-53693760483

Geets Romo Presents and Bayside Bowl are proud to present Donna The Buffalo, live at Bayside Bowl April 13th. Donna the Buffalo is known as one of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America since 1989, Donna the Buffalo is Jeb Puryear (vocals, electric guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, fiddle, guitar, accordion, scrubboard) joined by David McCracken (B3 Hammond organ, Hohner Clavinet & piano), Kyle Spark (bass) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums). Donna the Buffalo drew its original inspiration from a cherished part of the American heritage: the old-time music festivals of the south that drew entire towns and counties together. Not only was it playing music at these events, it was the vibe and the togetherness that bonded the people that attended. The band has released ten albums and are affiliated with several others, including Puryear’s 2007 solo album Hopes and Dreams and a 2003 release, Wait Til Spring, with Jim Lauderdale. The band's 2008 release Silverlined, as well as the 2013 release, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, (both on Sugar Hill Records) did well on the Americana Music Chart, each placing well into the top ten. In 2011 Nevins released Wood and Stone, produced by Larry Campbell in Levon Helm Studios, and Mule to Ride in 1999 on Sugar Hill Records. The band continues to be one of the premier touring rock acts from the Northeast US. Joining them on the bill is Maine’s very own Hambone. Adv tickets are highly recommended for this event.

For more information on Donna The Buffalo and tour dates, please visit:

www.donnathebuffalo.com
facebook.com/donnathebuffalo and twitter.com/donnathebuffalo
Take a look at their official music videos:
“Across The Way” → https://youtu.be/JqbVb2302Xs 
“Working On That” → http://bit.ly/1eXPofS
“I Love My Tribe” → http://bit.ly/1i9fy9Q

For more info on Hambone please visit:


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Gorilla Finger Dub 420 Show + Live Album Recording Party
Apr
20
8:30 PM20:30

Gorilla Finger Dub 420 Show + Live Album Recording Party

TIX $10 adv $13 door ALL - AGES . TIX @

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gorilla-finger-dub-420-show-album-recording-party-tickets-58904077682

Gorilla Finger is a 6 piece reggae band from southern Maine. The groups sound is a aggressive take on roots reggae but maintain's a a very relaxed atmosphere. Originally inspired by the late Bob Marley the band quickly fell into it's own releasing an original record titled cool it down. Over the last 8 years the band has shared the stage with many top ranking acts earning them a solid status in the Maine reggae scene. On April 20, the band is pleased to host their 420 party and are recording it for a live album! The show is all - ages. For more info please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Gorillafingerdub/

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Zeme Libre & Jason Ward (Rustic Overtones) & The West End Mules
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Zeme Libre & Jason Ward (Rustic Overtones) & The West End Mules

ALL AGES - $8 ADV, $10DOOR - TIX AT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zeme-libre-jason-ward-rustic-overtones-the-west-end-mules-tickets-58737159425

Join us for a heavyweight double bill with two of Portland ME's best horn driven indie acts.  ZEME LIBRE is a New England based band that has quickly garnered a reputation for its unique high energy blend of Afrobeat, reggae, ska, and funk. In a short three years, the band has played well over 100 shows and festivals throughout New England all the while continuing to grow an increasingly devoted fan base. Consisting of veteran performers from around the country, members of  ZEME LIBRE have played and shared the stage with such great acts as:  Michael Franti and Spearhead, Culture, Toots and the Maytals, Black Uhuru, Wyclef Jean, The English Beat, Burning Spear, De La Soul, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Wailers, The Skatalites, Bim Skala Bim, Ozomatli,  Lee "Scratch" Perry, Orgone, and Yellowman.  Having released two albums and a third due out for Spring 2019, the band’s musical amalgamation of Afro-fusion, hard tinged reggae and funk continues to pack a wall of sound that is sure to impress. Whether on a stage at a local club or a high-profile festival, ZEME LIBRE continues to push musical boundaries with a passion and energy that never fails to get the crowd moving and dancing.  JASON WARD (& The West End Mules) is best known as the baritone sax player for the legendary Rustic Overtones.  He has toured the country for decades, recorded with the likes of David Bowie, and was an Arista recording artist.  Recently Jason released his solo album, The Ultimate, to wide critical acclaim.    Don't miss this monster bill!  The show is ALL AGES!

For more info please visit:

http://www.zemelibre.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/Jason-Ward-Saxophonist-1824871554286556/

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ROOFTOP: The A-Beez!
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: The A-Beez!

We couldn’t be more excited about opening our Rooftop bar for the summer season and we are kicking off our first event on the roof with a bang. Back by popular demand from their blistering set last summer, we are thrilled to bring back The A-Beez! Amy (Bowles) and Aaron Bellamy (The A-Beez) began their musical collaboration in 2003 as core members of the Sam Kininger Band.  In addition to successful careers as sidemen, the Bellamy's have co-led a ten year residency at Boston's renown Wally's jazz cafe, developing their unique blend of hip-hop, jazz and soul.  With extensive touring spanning multiple continents, both front their own respective projects, showcasing their strengths as multi genre composers and recording artists.  The A.B.'s have performed with artists such as Chaka Khan, Cody Chesnutt, Martin Luther, Cee Lo Green, Akrobatic, Elan Trotman and many more.   The A.B.'s have been critically acclaimed as the  "...the mightiest funk unit in Boston" and "...funkiest couple on the planet."  Don’t miss our summer season kick off! This show is FREE and ALL-AGES (minors accompanied by adult) For more info please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/FunkyABeez/

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Dub Apocalypse featuring Dana Colley (Morphine, Vapors of Morphine)
May
17
9:00 PM21:00

Dub Apocalypse featuring Dana Colley (Morphine, Vapors of Morphine)

Great friends of Bayside Bowl, Matthew Newhall and Kerry Roucoulet, are getting married and are sharing the party! On May 17 and 18, Matt & Kerry’s wedding party will be in full effect, and the public is welcome to join in. On May 17, night one of the party, Bayside Bowl and “The Newhalls” will be hosting the Boston based Dub Apocalypse! The instrumental improv driven reggae/dub band features members of John Brown’s Body, The Skatalites, Organically Good Trio, and G. Love & Special Sauce. On this evening, the band is thrilled to included part time collaborator, Dana Colley on baritone sax. Colley is best known as an original member of the band Morphine, and is currently touring the world with Vapors Of Morphine. Most importantly, this show is FREE & ALL AGES! . For more info please visit:

http://dubapocalypse.com

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Lovewhip w/ TBA
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Lovewhip w/ TBA

TIX $5 ADV, $8 DOOR (ALL AGES)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lovewhip-at-bayside-bowl-tickets-53733806261

Lead by singer/guitarist Empress Erin, Lovewhip is a psychedelic electro dance rock band, featuring Jim Countryman on bass/vocals, Matt Catt on electro harmonica and Pariah Beats on drums. Boston Award-Winning LOVEWHIP has been called “a mash up of all the world's most danceable music, from electro to Afro-beat, to reggaeton and post-punk” by Boston's Weekly Dig, & “more fun than a truckload of Cyndi Laupers!” by the Portland Press Herald.  We are thrilled to welcome these New England legends to the Bayside Bowl stage for the again!

for more info please go to :

https://www.lovewhipmusic.com/

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Roots Of Creation (Wake Up Winter Tour)  w/ Gorilla Finger Dub
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Roots Of Creation (Wake Up Winter Tour) w/ Gorilla Finger Dub

TIX $18 adv, $22 door (ALL AGES)

TIX GO ON SALE FRIDAY JAN. 25, 10am to purchase go to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roots-of-creation-wake-up-winter-tour-w-gorilla-finger-dub-bayside-bowl-tickets-55215995529

Billboard and radio chart topping, award-winning, international reggae-rock sensation Roots of Creation, are a touring powerhouse. Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam and reggae-rock favorites like Camp Bisco, Gathering of The Vibes, California Roots, Jungle Jam and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offers up a high-energy, infectious live music experience. Their mix of reggae riddims, conscious lyrics, spirited horn lines, and electronic beats makes crowds move and has their loyal underground fan base (RoC Family) and street team (Universal Soldiers) travelling the distance to pack venues from coast-to-coast. Roots of Creation’s most recent release, Livin Free (2016), debuted No. 1 on both the Billboard Reggae and the Relix/Jambands.com Radio charts. Livin Free is a triple record that includes three versions of each song--studio, dub, and acoustic that features guest performances by Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars), the Rubblebucket horn section, Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish), Grammy-nominated Pato Banton (Sting, UB40), and others. Additionally, the album welcomes guest production by Yeti Beats (Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid).

Now RoC has taken on a unique new project: Grateful Dub. Combining their longtime love for reggae-dub style music and the Grateful Dead, RoC reworked some of the world’s favorite Dead tunes into a new studio album. RoC had the pleasure of working in the studio with the legendary 5-time Grammy winner Errol Brown who was Bob Marley’s engineer and now Rebelution’s live sound engineer for this project. Grateful Dub is also being performed live in its entirety at festivals, theatres, and clubs around the country, and features rotating special guests including Melvin Seals (JGB), Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh) full horn sections, and others. Grateful Dub captures the spirit and magic of the Grateful Dead, while laying it down reggae-dub style. Please join us as we welcome Roots Of Creation back to Bayside Bowl on their Wake Up Winter Tour. The band will be playing two full sets, one of originals and fan favorites, including their upcoming single “Wake Up,” and one set of Grateful Dub (reggae infused tribute to the Grateful Dead). Tickets go on sale on Friday Jan. 25 at 10am. The band sold out the room last time so advance tickets are highly recommended. Portland's Gorilla Finger Dub opens the show. For more info please visit:

More Info at:
http://rootsofcreation.com
https://www.facebook.com/Gorillafingerdub/

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Vapors Of Morphine (orig mbrs of MORPHINE) w/ Jason Ward (Rustic Overtones)
Mar
9
8:30 PM20:30

Vapors Of Morphine (orig mbrs of MORPHINE) w/ Jason Ward (Rustic Overtones)

TIX (ALL AGES) $12 adv , $15 door

GET TIX @: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vapors-of-morphine-orig-mbrs-of-morphine-w-jason-ward-rustic-overtones-tickets-54863320669

The ’90s band Morphine pioneered a new type of music — “Low Rock” — featuring the unusual yet seductive lineup of baritone sax, 2-string slide bass and drums. Morphine burned bright and fast but was snuffed out before it’s time when leader Mark Sandman passed away in 1999. From its ashes have risen Vapors of Morphine.

Vapors of Morphine honors the progressive legacy of it’s predecessor. Original Morphine members Dana Colley (baritone sax) and Jerome Deupree (drums) are joined by transplanted New Orleans’ slide guitarist Jeremy Lyons. They create dreamy soundscapes, applying inventive arrangement to the unique instrumentation of electric baritone saxophone (evocative of Jimi Hendrix’ guitar), the Sandman-style 2string slide bass (sometimes electric bouzouki or guitar) and mad, jazz-rock drums. Morphine songs are complimented by psychedelic renditions of West African tunes, originals and obscure covers by the likes of Brian Eno, Dock Boggs, and Latin Playboys, all of which and more are featured on their latest release entitled “A New Low.” Vapors of Morphine leave audiences from Boston to Brazil, New Orleans to the Netherlands wanting more.

The band was officially formed in 2009 to perform a tribute to Mark Sandman in Palestrina, Italy, where Morphine’s singer, composer and 2string bassist died of a heart attack on the very same stage, ten years earlier. Since then the group has released two CDs: one under their original name “The Ever Expanding Elastic Waste Band,” and now the definitive “A New Low,” which is being enthusiastically discovered by fans worldwide. VoM plays selective shows at home and abroad, including recent bookings in Kansas City, Chicago, New Orleans and Lafayette, LA; Houston and Austin, TX; San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR, Portland, ME, New York City, Brooklyn, NY; Boston and Cambridge, MA. Festivals have included Utopia Fest (Utopia, TX, 2016), Mês Da Cultura Independente (São Paulo, Brazil, 2014), The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (USA, 2012); Virada Cultural Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012), New Orleans’ Voodoo Experience (USA, 2011); and Maquinaria Festival in Santiago, Chile (2011). VoM have appeared at Film Festivals across the US and Europe, all in tandem with screenings of two documentary films, Cure for Pain: the Mark Sandman Story and the more recent Morphine “Journey of Dreams.” (VoM contributed original music to the latter film).

All three surviving members of Morphine — Dana, Jerome and succeeding drummer Billy Conway — met blues guitarist Jeremy Lyons in September 2005 after he was washed up on Massachusetts’ shore from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. A personal and musical friendship began. (Besides offering equipment and studio time, Dana got Jeremy a house-painting job.) After informal collaborations prompted Dana to invite Lyons to the gig in Italy, the guitarist had a 2-string slide bass like Sandman’s built and began learning much of the Morphine cannon. Meanwhile they continued to develop a trance-blues style and a knack for reinterpreting a disparate variety of artists’ songs, sometimes with the baritone sax taking the role of the bass, and Jeremy on either guitar or electric bouzouki. Jerome Deupree is the band’s primary drummer, though Billy Conway has joined the group for some big shows and – along with Boston drummer Jeff Allison – filled in sometime for Deupree during an 18 month health-related absence. (Now he is back!)

Morphine’s Film Noire-tinged sound was inspired by the Beats, by dime store crime novels, and by the Blues. Jeremy’s background help anchor the new band in the bedrock of the old. The bandmates’ interest in experimental and exotic musics (of West Africa and beyond) reflect a restlessness that insures that this group will always be more than a simple tribute band. Their tendency to segue between songs with dreamy, ethereal improvisations is a sonic tribute to the mythology of Morphine, which was not in fact named for the narcotic, but rather for Morpheus, a winged Greek God of Dreams (tapping into the Sandman mystique of European folklore, much like Sandman’s previous group with Dana and others “Hypnosonics,” named for Morpheus’ relative Hypnos, the personification of sleep).

VoM has had some hiccups along the way; they were unable to agree on a band name early on, beginning by alternating between “Members of Morphine & Jeremy Lyons” and the “Elastic Waste [sic] Band,” which morphed into “The Ever Expanding Elastic Waste Band”… until early in 2014 when someone asked Jeremy if he didn’t “play with the… um… the ‘vapors’ of Morphine?” And there was the name.

Another hiccup came in 2012: Jerome had been suffering from tendenitis for some time. and ended up taking off more than a year for rest and therapy. Billy Conway filled in on a couple shows in New Orleans, but Billy lives in Montana now, so drum duties for local gigs were taken on by their friend Jeff Allison, who continues to play gigs with the band, even now that Jerome has come back off the bench and onto the stool again.

Vapors of Morphine is currently writing and recording new music and accepting bookings across the world. Join us as we welcome them to the bayside stage for the very first time. Opening the show is Jason Ward, best known as baritone sax player for the Rustic Overtones. Recently, Jason released his debut solo album, “The Ultimate,” to wide critical acclaim. For more info on this show please visit:

http://vaporsofmorphine.com

https://www.facebook.com/Jzilla138

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The Perceptionists (Mr Lif, Akrobatik) featuring members of Dub Apocalypse (LIVE BAND SHOW!) w/s/g eyenine
Mar
8
8:30 PM20:30

The Perceptionists (Mr Lif, Akrobatik) featuring members of Dub Apocalypse (LIVE BAND SHOW!) w/s/g eyenine

TIX (ALL AGES) $15 adv. $20 door
GET TIX @:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-perceptionists-mr-lif-akrobatik-featuring-members-of-dub-apocalypse-tickets-54703661123

Comprised of rappers Akrobatik and Mr. LifThe Perceptionists are to the Boston, Massachusetts hip-hop scene as the Justice League of America are to superheroes: the best of the best marshaling their powers for the collective good. The fiercely political Mr. Lif, whose 2002 album, Emergency Rations, was one of the first hip-hop records to overtly question the abuse of civil liberties in post-9/11 America, meshes well with Akrobatik's equally intelligent, socially conscious vibe first displayed  on his 2003 solo debut, Balance. Friends since their early days on the local scene, Lif and Akrobatik first started linking at (now Brick Records Owner) Papa D!’s recording studio.  They soon joined forces with turntables and local college radio DJ Fakts One, formally adopting the name the Perceptionists in 2000. A 2004 mixtape called The Razor was the trio's underground bow, before their official debut, Black Dialogue, was released by Definitive Jux in early 2005. The album went on to make the Top 50 list for Best Hip Hop Album in Rolling Stone Magazine. For the past decade plus, the two have been releasing solo material and collaborating with a host of artists, as well as each other on their respective solo projects. Mr Lif has been busy as the frontman for the internationally renown downtempo eletronic music act, Theivery Corporation. In 2017, Akrobatik and Mr. Lif decided to revive the Perceptionists, as Fakts One had essentially retired from the music business. The end result was a critically acclaimed new album, Resolution. Released on Mello Music Group July 2017, this is truly a timeless record. The first full-length from The Perceptionists in a dozen years reflects the struggles and near-death sagas that struck Mr. Lif and Akrobatik during that span. Lif miraculously survived his tour bus plummeting over a cliff and bursting into flames. Akrobatik weathered a sudden aortic rupture and emergency open-heart surgery.   This album was created from deep in the trenches and the songs reflect the profound story of friendship and camaraderie between Lif and Ak. The duo are lifelong friends still trading bars with the chemistry of Tip and Phife, Andre and Big Boi or Erick and Parrish, all the while offering a conscious perspective not commonly found in the modern mainstream.  Now, the Perceptionists are thrilled to be bringing a full live band show to the stage in support of Resolution.  Their backing band features members of the award winning Dub Apocalypse (members of John Browns Body, Skatalites and more).  For more info on The Perceptionists and Dub apocalypse please check the links below, especially their NPR Tiny Desk Concert that helped launch this incomparable live hip-hop experience. Opening up the show is New England hip hop heavyweight, eyenine. For more info please check the links below!

Perceptionists Tiny Desk Concert (NPR) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkUY-aVuNQo

Perceptionists "Hose Down" Official https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWECTLiE3rM

Perceptionists "Free At Last (w/Syne)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N1lvi7ACHM

https://www.facebook.com/ThePerceptionistsHipHop/
https://www.facebook.com/mrlif/
https://www.facebook.com/AkrobatikMC/
https://www.mellomusicgroup.com/products/mr-lif-akrobatik-the-perceptionists-resolution-cd
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Perceptionists
http://dubapocalypse.com
https://www.facebook.com/eyenine747/


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The Samples w/s/g SeepeopleS
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Samples w/s/g SeepeopleS

TIX $20adv $25door (ALL AGES)

PURCHASE TICKETS @

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-samples-wsg-tba-tickets-53755358725


"Did ya ever look so nice?" 
Sean Kelly and his long time reggae-infused indie rock project The Samples are a musical institution.  Formed by Kelly in 1987 in Boulder, CO, The Samples became one of the most enduring acts to spring from the fertile independent music scene of the early 90's. The band was a stalwart on Blues Traveler's H.O.R.D.E. Festival, and later held its own on MCA Records with over a million copies of their 19 albums sold.  Fans who came to love the heady mix of childlike glee and melancholy with which Kelly flavored his upbeat songs remain steadfast to this day. Over the years, The Samples have played with the heavyweights, like Phish, Sting and the Allman Brothers, and were instrumental in launching the careers of the Dave Matthews Band, Lisa Loeb and Hootie and the Blowfish - all three opened for The Samples in their early days of national touring. The band's songs still show up to this day, with CNN using Kelly's tune "Carry On" during their 2016 election coverage. And any Gen-Xer worth their salt can sing you the chorus to "Did Ya Ever Look So Nice," their hit song from the 1992 record No Room.  

Sean Kelly & The Samples released their most recent studio record America in 2015, which Denver Westword hailed as the "comeback album of the year." Winning critical acclaim across the music industry, the release brought the genius of Kelly's songwriting and The Samples' unique and joyful sound back into stark relief as a new generation heard their music for the first time. The band toured nationally behind the release, and after a successful show at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, Kelly and The Samples headed back into the studio to work on what will become their as-yet-unnamed 20th album. You'll still find The Samples out on tour, and Kelly often pops up doing solo acoustic shows home and abroad. It's a testament to the enduring songwriting of Sean Kelly that The Samples have had so much staying power over a 30 year span that has seen lots of changes both inside and beyond the music industry.  Stay tuned for what promises to be one of the most ambitious recording efforts of Sean Kelly & The Samples storied career.  Joining them on the night is Portland’s anti-genre indie pranksters SeepeopleS who are joining the Samples for a slew of upcoming tour dates. Recently The band’s video for the song New American Dream, animated by Pete List (Celebrity Death Match/MTV), was banned by Facebook. You can watch the video on the band’s website. For more news on the forthcoming new Samples album, tour schedule, and all things Sean Kelly & The Samples, please visit:

www.thesamples.com
www.seepeoples.com

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BLACKALICIOUS w/s/g Ben Shorr + Mosart 212
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

BLACKALICIOUS w/s/g Ben Shorr + Mosart 212

TIX $20 ADV, $25 DOOR (ALL AGES)

TO PURCHASE TIX:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blackalicious-wsg-ben-shorr-at-bayside-bowl-tickets-53998727648

BLACKALICIOUS:

"We're older, we're wiser, we're more mature," MC Gift of Gab (nee Timothy Parker) says of Imani, Vol. 1, Blackalicious' first new album in a decade.  "It's better now, because we've grown as people and artists." "Each one of these records is a chapter in our lives, and we put our complete heart and soul into it," agrees Gab's longtime musical partner, CJ/producer Chief Xcel (aka Xavier Mosley).  "We live these records."   

Imani, Vol. 1 lives up to the beloved California-bred duo's hard-won reputation as one of hip-hop's most progressive, forward-thinking creative forces.  Acclaimed for the sublime combination of Gab's verbal dexterity and lyrical eloquence, and X's bracing beats and distinctive soundscapes, Blackalicious has earned widespread respect, both inside and outside of the hip-hop community, for the wildly inventive, personally charged innovations of its first three albums, 1999's Nia, 2002's Blazing Arrow and 2005's The Craft.   Three years in the making, Imani, Vol. 1—the first of a projected trilogy to be released over the course of two years—is perhaps Blackalicious' most ambitious and accomplished effort to date, maintaining the spirituality, introspection and positivity that are the twosome's trademarks, while making it clear that their musical vision and creative drive remain as strong as ever.   

Although Imani, Vol. 1 is driven by Gift of Gab's uplifting verbal sophistication and Chief Xcel's expansive sonic sensibility, which are as distinctive as ever on such riveting tracks as "On Fire Tonight," "Escape," The Sun," "We Did It Again" and the epic "Alpha and Omega."   The pair is joined by such guest performers as Afro-pop diva Zap Mama, who's featured on the title track; AmdeHamilton of legendary '60s rap progenitors the Watts Prophets on the album-opener "Faith," eclectic singer-songwriter Imani Coppola on "The Sun," underground hip-hop duo LifeSavas on "That Night," neo-blues auteur Fantastic Negrito on "Love's Gonna Save the Day," Myron of retro-soulsters Myron & E on "On Fire Tonight," and the all-star hip-hop combo of Lateef, Lyrics Born, Monophonics and DJ D Sharp on "Alpha and Omega."  Imani—whose title is the Swahili word for "faith"—is a particularly personal project for Blackalicious, with its title reflecting the personal trials that helped to inspire the words and music.   

"Faith has been a big word in both of our lives in the last couple of years," Gift of Gab affirms.  "We both dealt with some personal situations that really required faith and forced us to think about a lot of things.  Most of our albums are about where we are at that point in our lives, and that's definitely true on this one."Imani, Vol. 1's birth cycle coincided with Gab's ongoing fight for his health after suffering kidney failure.  "My kidneys failed at the top of 2012, when we were gearing up to do this record," Gift of Gab notes.  "I got put on dialysis, so now when I travel or go on tour, I do dialysis wherever I go. When I got the news, there was a moment where it was a little dark, where I was questioning if I'm still gonna be able to do this.  But then I had the realization that no one can ever take my creativity away. I realized that this is a circumstance that I'm temporarily gonna be dealing with, and that I have to make some adjustments for it, but that it doesn't stop me from being a creative person.  Once I realized that, I started to feel inspired and just threw myself into writing, and that became a big part of the fuel for this record."

Although it's been a decade since the last Blackalicious release, the pair has remained busy with a variety of musical endeavors.  Gift of Gab released three solo albums, 2004's 4th Dimension Rocketships Going Up, 2009's Escape 2 Mars and 2012's The Next Logical Progression.  Chief Xcel worked with acclaimed soul singer Ledisi, and formed Burning House with R.V. Salters of General Eletriks, releasing the 2013 album Walking Into A Burning House.  "Blackalicious never stopped," asserts Gift of Gab.  "We just wanted to explore other things as individuals, and in 2012 we realized that it was time to return to the mothership.  I was a little nervous at first, and thought that it might take some time to rebuild. But when we started doing shows, we were selling out everywhere, and people were telling us that they grew up on our music.  It was encouraging to find out that, even after all these years, we're actually important to people.  "It's like traveling," Gab continues.  "It's always good to travel and see the world.  But then when you come back home, you appreciate it that much more.  We stepped right back into it, and it was like 'Oh yeah, I remember this.  This is home.'"  "Once we got into the studio," Chief Xcel recalls, "everything flowed very naturally.  We just got in there and kind of let the album make itself. When we were in the studio together, it was pretty effortless, because we know each other so well creatively.  We wrote about 60 songs for this record, and went with the ones that we felt strongest about. And about 90 per cent of it is live tracks; it's probably the fewest samples I've ever used on a record."   "X gave me the beats, and I just went in and wrote every day," Gift of Gab states.  "There was not a lot of thought or planning this time, it was more about action. It was just, as soon as it moves you, you write something.  There was not a whole lot of thought put into it. It was more like 'OK, let's create.'"  "We're like two kids who've been playing basketball together since the second grade, and now they're in the NBA so they really know each other and can anticipate each other's next move," Chief Xcel says of his and Gab's enduring partnership.  "It's totally instinctive, and we kind of communicate without talking. I know just from his physical reaction, when he hears a beat or a song, if there's a spark or if he feels inspired. And vice versa; he can tell by my immediate reaction if we've hit the mark or not.  That just comes from time."

With Imani, Vol. 1 demonstrating that Blackalicious is as potent a creative entity as ever, Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel are embracing their return to the spotlight, and looking forward to reconnecting with their loyal, demographically diverse fan base.  "I think that this album is coming from a very honest place, and I really think that this is the most creative and prolific point of our careers, so we're really excited about it," Chief Xcel says, adding, "The next year or two, it's gonna be a nonstop balance of touring and being in the studio working on Volumes 2 and 3.  We're definitely looking forward to seeing how things evolve and change."  "In my opinion, this is one of our best records," Gift of Gab agrees.  "It's been a long time, we worked hard on it, and I hope that people enjoy it.  People will come up to us and say 'Yo, that record changed my life' or 'That record helped me to get sober' or 'That record started me on a spiritual journey.'  People say personal stuff like that, and we take it seriously."  "Our audience seems to be people who see music and art as essential parts of life, and not just disposable accessories," Chief Xcel concludes.  "That's who we make music for—people who need music in their life.  I'm one of those people.  Imani is Swahili for faith, and that's really where we're at at this juncture.  We're so rooted in our purpose that we don't have to second-guess, we just know.  There's no fear of the unknown, there's just the fire to move forward and get to wherever the journey takes us."   

For more info please visit:  http://blackalicious.com/

OPENING UP THE SHOW IS BEN SHORR:

For more info please visit: https://www.facebook.com/therealbenshorr/

INTRO SET BY MOSART 212, for more info please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/mosart212/

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An Evening w/ VIVA & The Reinforcements
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening w/ VIVA & The Reinforcements

TIX $7 adv, $12 door:

tix @ : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-viva-the-reinforcements-tickets-55391756234

VIVA & The Reinforcements is a world-traveling latin groove group that, with saucy vintage burlesque at its roots and an unforgettable performer at its helm, balances classic standards refreshingly renewed and contemporary hits with a twist.

For more info on VIVA please visit:

http://www.vivasensation.com/ #seeViva #followthesensation

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Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers w/s/g Frank Fotusky
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers w/s/g Frank Fotusky

To purchase tix ($7 adv $10 door, ALL AGES) please go to :
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/erin-harpe-the-delta-swingers-tickets-53692331208

Erin Harpe has been called “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene” by Living Blues Magazine. Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, her Boston Music Award-winning band, just released their second full-length album entitled BIG ROAD – out on VizzTone! The self-produced album highlights Erin’s diverse influences, from her roots in acoustic delta and piedmont blues, to her electric side – slide guitar, boogie blues, funk, and soul.

In the time since the band’s debut album Love Whip Blues (produced by Dave Gross) Erin and the band have been touring the country nonstop – honing their craft, and making plenty of new fans. They’ve driven countless miles (Erin behind the wheel) and had numerous adventures, and also (as you can imagine) trials, along the way. Subsequently, Erin has emerged into the limelight, taking on a more direct role as producer and playing lead guitar. Big Road is an apt name for her new, self-produced album. It describes where she and the band have been, traveling the highways and back roads, bringing people joy through their music. It’s also the name of Erin’s favorite Tommy Johnson song, “Big Road Blues”, the one that Billy Gibbons said he liked her arrangement of when she opened for ZZ Top!

“It’s the album I’ve always wanted to make,” explains Erin, “an authentic live-sounding set of songs, centered around my guitar playing, which is at the root of my music – from acoustic finger-picking, to electric slide guitar, to wah-wah fueled funk, with a few guitar solos thrown in.” The album was recorded (and mixed) in just 6 days by Pete Weiss at Verdant Studio, during a snowstorm in southern Vermont, and features Jim Countryman on bass guitar and ukulele bass, Matt “Charles” Prozialeck on harmonica, and Kendall Divoll on drums and percussion, with a little organ and accordion added by their friend Michael Casavant.

  • International Blues Challenge Semi-finalists (2017, 2013, 2011)

  • Boston Music Award Winners “Blues Act of the Year” (2012)

  • Boston Blues Challenge Competition Winners (2015, 2014, 2012, 2010)

  • Boston Music Award nominees (2012, 2011, 2010)

  • Recognized along with Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Shemekia Copeland, Rory Block, and Ana Popovic in Alternate Route Magazine's “30 Woman Burning Up the Blues”

“As a young girl, Annapolis, Maryland–native Erin Harpe learned the blues literally at the feet of the African American blues players of the Washington, D.C. acoustic scene. Her father, visual artist and guitarist Neil Harpe, was a mainstay at the famed Archie’s Barbershop where he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Archie Edwards, John Cephas, Phil Wiggins and John Jackson. Erin grew up as a friend to all, picking up the true blues from early on. Her father, Neil, is internationally renowned among guitarists as a Stella expert and “purveyor of fine old time guitars.” –Frank Matheis, Living Blues Magazine

Local legend Frank Fotusky opens the show!

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Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl 5:  featuring Mr & Mrs F-Smart & more
Feb
8
9:00 PM21:00

Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl 5: featuring Mr & Mrs F-Smart & more

TIX $5 adv $8door: (minors must be accompanied by adult, adult supervision & discretion highly recommended)

TIX @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burlesque-at-bayside-bowl-6-featuring-mr-mrs-f-smart-more-tickets-55160851592

The 5th installment of Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl! Each show has outdone its predecessor and this will be no different! Six Burlesque performers! Two Drag Kings! Two Singers and a whole boatload of music videos by local artists. What more could you ask for from a Friday night out? (recommended for mature audiences.) For more info please visit: https://www.facebook.com/FckSmarts/

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Jittery Jack & Miss Amy Griffin (Swelltune & Geets Romo presents...Rock-a-billy Extravaganza)
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Jittery Jack & Miss Amy Griffin (Swelltune & Geets Romo presents...Rock-a-billy Extravaganza)

SHOW IS FREE & ALL AGES

Geets Romo Presents, in conjunction with Swelltune records, are proud to present The Rock-a-billy Extravaganza (BAYSIDE BOWL), featuring Jittery Jack and Miss Amy Griffin. Jittery Jack brings his East Coast bang to the world of Rockabilly and 50's inspired Rock 'n' Roll. He has headlined at the Viva Las Vegas festival numerous times, and has toured internationally headlining many festivals including UK's the Rockabilly Rave and Australia's Camperdown Cruise. Jack has also recorded for both Wild Records in Hollywood, CA and Rhythm Bomb Records in Germany who released his 2014 full length, "Gonna Have A Time".
A music video for the song "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is available to accompany the 45 release of said song. 2016 saw the release of a collaboration with Rockabilly guitar legend, Darrel Higham with a full length recorded in the UK. "Darrel Higham meets Jittery Jack". Amy Griffin is a founding member of New Englands premiere Roots/Rockabilly/Rock'n'Roll act the Raging Teens. Most recently she has been seen laying down guitar work with Wild Records/Rhythm Bomb Records artist, Jittery Jack. Her playing is featured on his latest release, "Gone Plum Crazy" and "Gonna Have A Time.” Check out her solo 45' Shifting Gears/Cogs on Rockin' Records from Vancouver BC. Don’t miss this awesome musical tag team!

For more info please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/JitteryJack/
https://www.facebook.com/AmyGriffinGuitar/

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El Malo w/s/g Slygo Road
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

El Malo w/s/g Slygo Road

FREE SHOW, ALL AGES

El Malo is a musical collective out of Portland, Maine featuring cornet, trombones, saxophones, electric guitar, bass, and drum kit/timbales.  The band has dubbed their runaway train style of mixing worldwide dance music, "salsacore". Like a bad seed fallen from the Afro-Caribbean family tree, the band faithfully respects clave traditions, but breaks the rules whenever they feel like it.  The band has established themselves as one of the most explosive and unique live acts in the Portland music scene. Don’t miss this show as we welcome them back to the Bayside Bowl stage. Opening up the show is the blues-rock-soul band Slygo Road. For more info please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/elmaloportland/
https://www.facebook.com/SlygoRoad/


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Burlesque at Bayside! Mr & Mrs F Smart & Friends
Jan
11
8:30 PM20:30

Burlesque at Bayside! Mr & Mrs F Smart & Friends

Mr & Mrs F*%# Smart have quickly become the top burlesque entertainers in the Portland area.  The professional dance couple always puts on a great show with a wide variety of entertainers, dancers, and music.  Parental discretion is highly advised for this show. On this night they have put awesome line-up, including Tess La Twizzler, Summer Daze, Audergine Dream and the event will also Include the WORLD PREMIERE of JanaeSound's music video Diamonds! JanaeSound will also be performing.

For more info please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/327934434706592/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waaJvbuEWnc&feature=youtu.be

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JanaeSound + Gang Of Thieves
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

JanaeSound + Gang Of Thieves

TIX : $5 ADV $8 DOOR (ALL AGES)

To purchase tix please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/janaesound-gang-of-thieves-at-bayside-bowl-tickets-53693504718

Bayside Bowl is proud to present a heavyweight co-bill with JanaeSound and Burlington VT's Gang Of Thieves.  JanaeSound harnesses an unforgettable voice that is known to stir the soul. The powerhouse rock singer hails from St. Louis where she began cultivating her love for music at the tender age of 9 through the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Known for her laser focus and unshakeable drive, JanaeSound was unsurprisingly tapped to open for FloRida alongside hometown hero Allen Gates this past summer at the St. Charles Family Arena. Locally, JanaeSound has clocked over 30 shows since her debut performance in Portland at the 2nd Annual Soul Revue at Portland House of Music and Events (July 2017). She recently released a new record and has been touring coast to coast in support of the her new release. 

Gang of Thieves are pioneering a new breed of American Rock n Roll, injecting funky riffs, catchy melodies, and electric violin into unforgettable high energy performances. From Opera Houses to Music Halls, and Colleges to Preschools, the Gang has captivated audiences of all ages from around the globe. The band just released their new EP “Totem”(December 8th), recorded with grammy winning engineer Michael Rosen (Santana, Rancid, Less than Jake). featuring singles “Raise Your Head” and “The Way I Feel”. The band has also garnered some awards and nominations, including the New England Music Award - Best in State (Vermont) - 2011, New England Music Awards - Nominated Best Rock Act - 2013, and New England Music Awards - Best in State (Vermont) - 2018. Don’t miss this fantastic bill of up and coming indie acts. For more info please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/JanaeSound/

https://www.facebook.com/GangofThieves/

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Geets Romo Presents: Paraffin, Tiger Bomb, Scotty Saints & The True Believers
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Geets Romo Presents: Paraffin, Tiger Bomb, Scotty Saints & The True Believers

Geets Romo has put together the perfect night of music to cure your Thanksgiving In-Law blues, a post-holiday hi-jinx of the highest order. Scotty Saints & The True Believers are a hi-octane dynamic indie-rock band from Portland, Maine.  Born out of the ashes of one of the cities' most beloved bands, The Port City Saints, these seasoned veterans set about doing a musical reset, and the results are both hard-hitting and enduring, something seemingly becoming more rare by the day. The members of The True Believers cut their teeth sharing the stage with acts such as Agent Orange, Reverend Horton Heat, U.S. Bombs and Anti Flag to name a short few. PCS built a strong and loyal following throughout the Northeast US via their unforgettable live shows, as well as bandleader Scotty Saints fiery vocal delivery and propensity for anthemic songwriting. Tiger Bomb, is an all female garage-pop outfit from Portland, Maine, featuring Chris Horne from The Brood and Lynda Mandolyn from Fabulous Disaster, who have combined forces in a new rock & pop sound explosion, backed by the dynamic duo of Andrea Ellis on bass & Jessica Smith on drums. the band is an all-girl feline frenzy that fuses catchy original garage-pop songs with tight harmonies, ferocious guitars, and a high-energy attitude for a purr-fectly captivating experience. Opening the night is One of Portland's newest groups Paraffin, who feature atmospheric male / female vocals and harmonies for a truly celestial sonic experience, . The show is all ages and free and starts at 8pm. For more info on the bands please visit:

https://scottysaintsandthetruebelievers.bandcamp.com/
https://tigerbomb2.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Paraffin-2132706836970672/

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An Evening w/ Dub Apocalypse
Nov
17
8:30 PM20:30

An Evening w/ Dub Apocalypse

show is FREE AND ALL AGES!!!!

Dub Apocalypse is an instrumental dub reggae band from Boston,MA.The lineup includes Tommy Benedetti (drums), Timo Shanko (Sax/Bass), Johnny Trama  (gtr),V an Martin (gtr) and Aaron Bellamy (bass). They have created their own unique sound that fuses the militant toughness of Sly and Robbie, and Scientist productions,with a balanced twin guitar attack, explosive Coltrane inspired sax,and a healthy dose of improvisation.The band plays a mix of classic Jamaican tunes and dub plates from the 70s and early 80s, mixed with their own compostitions.  Featuring current and former members of John Brown's Body, Ghosts of Jupiter,Morphine and G Love and Special Sauce,DA brings decades of combined experience from clubs, theaters and festivals around the globe to the stage every night.Drummer Tommy Benedetti(JBB) formed the band in 2007 and was quickly joined by longtime musical brothers,Johnny Trama on guitar, and Timo Shanko, a duel threat, who is an equal force on bass and tenor sax.The band started out featuring a rotating cast of Boston heavyweights ,including Jim Hobbs (Fully Celebrated), Dana Colley (Morphine) and Jeffrey Lockhart (Wally's Funk Band) to name a few.This approach created a buzz in the Boston music scene and made each show a fresh experience.In the past couple of years,  DA has solidified into a more consistent lineup with the addition of Van Martin and Aaron Bellamy.  This has inspired the band to concentrate more on writing and recording original material, while still maintaining a busy performance schedule, further crafting their deadly, unique sound.DA maintains a busy schedule in New England with appearances at many festivals, clubs and pubs.They have 2 successful long running residencies, won a Boston Music Award in 2011 for Best International Act,and were recently named "One of the 10 Local Acts You Have to Hear Now" by the Improper Bostonian..The Dub Apocalypse live show is a soul shakin' throwdown..and they invite you along for the journey.for more info please visit: http://dubapocalypse.com

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Bottom Of The East presents: Scorpio Shakedown w/Sato & Jonny, Gamma Goochies, Johnny Cab & DJ Matt Little
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Bottom Of The East presents: Scorpio Shakedown w/Sato & Jonny, Gamma Goochies, Johnny Cab & DJ Matt Little

Bottom Of The East has done it again, and this time its the annual Scorpio Shakedown! On November 10th we welcome Sato & Jonny from New York City to the Bayside Bowl stage. Joining the bill is Boston’s Johnny Cab and Portland’s beloved Gamma Goochies. DJ Matt Little of WMPG hosts the evening. Don’t miss this fantastic garage rock party! For more info please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/264849760880938/

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Roots Of Creation (Grateful Dub Tour)
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Roots Of Creation (Grateful Dub Tour)

To purchase tix for this event ($15adv $18 door, ALL AGES) please go to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roots-of-creation-at-bayside-bowl-tickets-49300937431

TIX ON SALE FRIDAY AUGUST 24TH!!!!

Billboard and radio chart topping, award-winning, international reggae-rock sensation Roots of Creation, are a touring powerhouse.  Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam and reggae-rock favorites like Camp Bisco, Gathering of The Vibes, California Roots, Jungle Jam and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offers up a high-energy, infectious live music experience. Their mix of reggae riddims, conscious lyrics, spirited horn lines, and electronic beats makes crowds move and has their loyal underground fan base (RoC Family) and street team (Universal Soldiers) travelling the distance to pack venues from coast-to-coast. Roots of Creation’s most recent release, Livin Free (2016), debuted No. 1 on both the Billboard Reggae and the Relix/Jambands.com Radio charts. Livin Free is a triple record that includes three versions of each song--studio, dub, and acoustic that features guest performances by Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars), the Rubblebucket horn section, Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish), Grammy-nominated Pato Banton (Sting, UB40), and others. Additionally, the album welcomes guest production by Yeti Beats (Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid).

Now RoC has taken on a unique new project: Grateful Dub. Combining their longtime love for reggae-dub style music and the Grateful Dead, RoC reworked some of the world’s favorite Dead tunes into a new studio album. RoC had the pleasure of working in the studio with the legendary 5-time Grammy winner Errol Brown who was Bob Marley’s engineer and now Rebelution’s live sound engineer for this project. Grateful Dub is also being performed live in its entirety at festivals, theatres, and clubs around the country, and features rotating special guests including Melvin Seals (JGB), Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh) full horn sections, and others. Grateful Dub captures the spirit and magic of the Grateful Dead, while laying it down reggae-dub style.

More Info at:

http://rootsofcreation.com

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An Overnight Low w/Dead Gowns & Andrew Pelczar (Halloween Show!)
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

An Overnight Low w/Dead Gowns & Andrew Pelczar (Halloween Show!)

Bayside Bowl is proud to welcome back An Overnight Low to the Bayside stage.  Since their last show at the club, the band won the coveted "Best Rock Act," Portland Phoenix Music Award (2017).  The music of An Overnight Low is based on a journey that inspired a trilogy of travel albums. Delayed at Heathrow airport for nine hours and facing another six on my flight home for Christmas, Chad Walls pulled out the pictures, videos and interviews he collected over the past year while studying at The University of Manchester in England.  Over several cups of Costa coffee, he organized these scattered items in folders on his laptop while waiting for his flight.  The year of distance provided an objectivity allowing him to stitch together unrelated moments into common themes.  The collected events spoke with a new voice creating new stories.  On his return to the university after the holidays, he continued using spare time to travel around the UK.  En route, he continued to rearrange his travel artifacts.  On one particular trip he used a typical song format as a template.  He used journal notes and pictures he had taken at The Queen of Hearts pub on the corner of Oxford St. and Wilbraham Rd. in Manchester to create the song Sleeper.  The videos he made at The Castle Arms in Edinburgh yielded Trainspotting Extras.  The picture he took of sunlight glowing through a glass of beer at Teuchter’s pub in Leith inspired Smile.  He divided these songs into three albums named after the train stations he frequented most: Euston (2014), Piccadilly (2015), and Waverley (2016) and formed a band, An Overnight Low (Mac Coldwell, Chris Mayo, Sam Anderson, Mike Murphy) to help him record and perform them live. Rick Johnson of the Portland Press Herald says, “the resulting song cycle that makes up the album plays like a great road movie, and hits all the essential road movie bullet points along the way, including lost loves, fading friendships, loneliness tinged with excitement, travel in general and the characters one meets along the way on any journey.” Joining An Overnight Low on the night is Dead Gowns and Andrew Pelczar. For more info on the band please visit:

https://anovernightlow.com

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Chris Ross & The North w/s/g The Wolff Sisters & The Last Cavalry
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Ross & The North w/s/g The Wolff Sisters & The Last Cavalry

TIX AT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chris-ross-the-north-wsgs-the-wolff-sisters-the-last-cavalry-tickets-48838379909 $5ADV $8DOOR

Chris Ross (2014 Portland Phoenix "Best Songwriter") spent the better part of a decade tucked away on the coast of Maine developing his voice as a writer. Inside the arsenal of tracks he’s penned, one finds dangerous, hard-hitting reflections; stories of love, life and longing, appealing because they’re so real. Tinted with an appetite for self-destruction, his writing style is smooth and eloquent while remaining sincere to genuine grit of experience.  The musicians forming his band, The North, provide a masterful blend of country + rock & roll swagger, a winning combination with Ross’s candid storytelling. Anchored by Ryan Curless (drums) and Caleb Sweet (bass), the rhythm section hits where you want it to, and hard – a fine tuned compatibility of artistic bonds reaching back to early childhood perceptible to the naked ear. Rounding out The North is guitarist Zachary Bence, a virtuoso with the ability to transition between ear-scorching guitar solos and beautiful sonic swells on the drop of a dime, his grace as a musician as boundless as his contribution to the band’s steady concord.
Join us as we welcome Chris Ross & The North for their Bayside Bowl debut.  Joining them on the night is the gritty and raw folk-rock outfit The Wolff Sisters & The Last Cavalry, who first broke into the Boston music scene as an acoustic trio. With haunting harmonies and songs reminiscent of washed up wanderers on New England’s salty coasts, Rebecca, Rachael, and Kat stole Boston’s heart as The Wolff Sisters (yes, they’re really sisters).  In 2015, the trio amplified their performance with the addition of The Last Cavalry. With Joe Soldati on bass and Will Rodriguez on drums, the band seeks to bring that loose blues, roots, and rock n’ roll sound back into the forefront of the music scene.  Don't miss this monster line up of outlaw country, roots and Americana.  The Show is ALL-AGES and tickets are $5adv, $8 at the door. Tickets are available at: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chris-ross-the-north-wsgs-the-wolff-sisters-the-last-cavalry-tickets-48838379909

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Organically Good Trio
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Organically Good Trio

To purchase Tickets for this event please visit: ($10 ALL AGES)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-organically-good-trio-at-bayside-bowl-tickets-50871549173

Organically Good Trio is a Hammond organ driven roots instrumental group out of Boston. Founded by Slightly Stoopid keyboard player Paul Wolstencroft, the band has a sound reminiscent of the great organ trio albums of the late 60's Mixed with a reggae organ trio style. Hailing from Boston, the band has created a new sound among organ trio music. A mixture of reggae, soul, and boogaloo the band is forging a new path forward both in live shows, and in the recording studio.  Rounding out the Trio is Tommy Benedetti, best known as drummer for John Brown's Body, The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif & Akrobatik) and Dub Apocalypse, and Van Gordon Martin (Dub Apocalypse, Van Gordon Martin, Skatalites) on guitar.  Their debut album "Monster Sound," released last year, reached #1 on the Billboard reggae music charts.   For more info please visit:

http://organicallygoodtrio.com

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Living Daylights + John Hughes Radio + Cape Cannons
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Living Daylights + John Hughes Radio + Cape Cannons

The Living Daylights have been building an ever growing fanbase since 2014.  The band's debut EP, "Hearbeat," was received to wide critical acclaim and the band has been on a tear ever since.  Joining them on the bill is one of Portland's hottest modern rock bands, John Hughes Radio, who can be regarded as one hell of an 80's sounding dance band with a modern twist.  Rounding out the bill is Cape Cannons.  Cape Cannons is an alternative/indie rock band from Portland, ME that combines driven, ambient guitars and melodic synth leads with cues taken from influences like Thrice and Sunny Day Real Estate. Their debut EP was self produced and released through Bandcamp on Christmas 2016.  Don't miss this monster line up of  bands, and get your dose or ROCK for free (free show, and ALL AGES!).  For more info on the bands please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/thelivingdaylightsband/
https://www.facebook.com/Capecannonsmusic/
https://www.facebook.com/johnhughesradiodance/
 

 

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Moon Boot Lover w/s/g Hambone
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Moon Boot Lover w/s/g Hambone

Moon Boot Lover brings an original high energy funk-rock-soul blend, with a dose of body moving dance grooves. Front man Peter Prince has performed and recorded with top talent including Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews), Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers), and many more – and is widely known for his distinctive voice, mastery of electric and acoustic guitar, and an extensive discography of original songs that have topped many fans 'all time favorites' lists. There has been a wide assortment of band members over the years, all heavy weight players in their own right, many who now play in bands such as Soulive and Lettuce.   With the most recent line up, Reed Dieffenbach on drums, Tom Martin & Ben Carle sharing bass guitar duties & Sam Gilman on keyboards,  the MBL torch still burns bright.  Join us on this night in welcoming the legendary Peter Prince and his band, Moon Boot Lover to the Bayside stage. Joining them on the night is Portland's favorite jamband, Hambone, who recently played our venue with guest drummer Jonathan Fishman (Phish).  Don't miss this monster night of music! Tickets go on sale Friday JULY 27 (TICKET LINK BELOW) and are $7adv, $10 door.  The show is ALL AGES.  

For more info on Moon Boot Lover please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/moonbootlover/

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY JULY 27:  GO HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moon-boot-lover-at-bayside-bowl-tickets-48413642508

 

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Geets Romo Presents:  Glider + M.O.T.O. (Masters Of The Obvious) + Pop Gun
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Geets Romo Presents: Glider + M.O.T.O. (Masters Of The Obvious) + Pop Gun

Geets Romo Presents a monster bill of rock!  On this GR Presents night, we welcome the original post-punk , 80’s style garage powerpop band, Glider, from Boston.  Joining them on the night is the legendary Boston power pop group, Popgun. Rounding out the bill is Masters Of The Obvious.  Don't miss this great night of music!

For more info on this event please visit: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/318514028923706/

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Bottom Of The East presents: BAYSIDE BLAST OFF! The Derangers + El Virus + The Benevolent Tarots + DJ Matt Liggle.
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

Bottom Of The East presents: BAYSIDE BLAST OFF! The Derangers + El Virus + The Benevolent Tarots + DJ Matt Liggle.

Bottom Of the East Booking has become the premier promoter for the garage, surf rock niche market.  On Sept. 29 they present the Bayside Blastoff with The Derangers, El Virus, and The Benevolent Tarots.  Dj Matt Little of WMPG hosts the show.   Don't miss what is always a fantastic party with Bottom Of The East!

For more info  please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/derangersmusic/
 

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Xander Nelson & Leaders Of The Shift
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Xander Nelson & Leaders Of The Shift

Xander Nelson has quickly become one of the most sought after artists in the New England area.  He has garnered quite the buzz after releasing his debut EP "A Dull Roar" in 2017.  His brand of blues infused indie-pop rock has helped him build a solid following as well as some serious fan loyalty.  Joining him on this heavy hitting double bill is New York City's Leaders Of The Shift.  Individually the members of Leaders of the Shift are highly sought-after musicians who’ve recorded and toured the world with a variety of music icons. Together John Shannon (vocals/guitar), MJ Lambert (drums) and Ben Geis (bass) craft earth-shattering anthemic rock with vibrant depth and a forceful punch. The powerhouse trio’s defiant yet atmospheric sound is perfectly captured on its debut 7th Direction where “Kobra” the first single received it’s world premiere on Loudwire. “Dreams” the second single off of 7th Direction was named Number 5 Song Of The Year on Lima Peru’s top rock radio station Radio Doble Nueve out of a list of 150 international mainstream acts. The Huffington Post premiered the video for the third single “Consecrate” and reported, “Together, the music and the video provide a spiritual aura that is subtle, unpredictable and claims no specific religious color. But still, it’s there, like a curious field of suppressed energy. It’s almost shamanistic.” The album was recorded at Brooklyn’s Mission Sound and Manhattan’s JRock Studios produced by Jamie Siegel (Taking Back Sunday, Santana).  Don't miss this fantastic evening of guitar driven original indie rock!

For more info on XANDER NELSON please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/XanderNelsonMusic/

For more info on LEADERS OF THE SHIFT please visit:
http://leadersoftheshift.com

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Waking Windows Festival (Roof + East Room)
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Waking Windows Festival (Roof + East Room)

Waking Windows takes over Bayside Bowl on Friday September 21 at 5pm.   
The Festival has become known as one the best ways to discover new talent.  It takes place every year in both Portland, ME and Burlington, VT. There are over 100 bands and artists at multiple venues throughout the city. On this years installment at Bayside Bowl, there will be musical / multi-media events on both the roof and the East Room.   For more information on this very special event, Friday's Bayside Bowl Waking Windows lineup info, or to purchase tickets now, go to wakingwindows.com

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Muddy Ruckus On The Roof!
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Muddy Ruckus On The Roof!

Muddy Ruckus is a punk blues rock duo from Portland, Maine. The stripped down power duo features guitarist Ryan Flaherty and percussionist Erika Stahl. The band blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit and is known for a full rock band sound, despite that they're a duo. They season their music with the salt of the eastern old ports, backroad electric grooves, and the mud of the Mississippi River where Flaherty grew up. The New York Music Daily calls Muddy Ruckus "Darkly Inventive Americana". In April 2016, Muddy Ruckus was awarded "Best in State of Maine" by the New England Music Awards. 
Muddy Ruckus' sophomore album "Pretty Bones" released in June 2016 and was named "Album of the Year" from Red Line Root's. Erika and Ryan worked on this album for 8 months in 2015 with limited rehearsal space, developing most of the album on the road, at shows and in the studio. The duo is now officially born, and the hints of rock layered over folk and old timey music on 'Pretty Bones' are only soft reflections of what's to come from Muddy Ruckus. The lyrics call for your attention and the soul-fullness of both Erika and Ryan's vocals draw in the salt and shadow of the bands murky beginnings and luminous future.  Muddy Ruckus released their third album 'Bellows To Mend' on June 1st, 2018. The album was recorded at The Bulkhead in Scarborough, Me and mastered at Gateway Mastering in Portland, ME and was received with wide critical acclaim.  Join us as we welcome one of Maine's hottest musical exports to the Bayside Bowl roof for the first time!

For more info please visit:
https://www.muddyruckus.com




 

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(resheduled Rain Date) Rooftop Concert Series: Caroline Cotter
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

(resheduled Rain Date) Rooftop Concert Series: Caroline Cotter

With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter's travel inspired songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, "Dreaming as I Do", released and reached #5 on the Folk DJ Charts in 2015, Caroline has performed over 500 shows in 43 states and 12 countries. Currently touring to support her second major release, "Home on The River”, No Depression calls it "sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, calming them with another." Tom Wilk of Icon Magazine writes, "Her well-constructed songs bring to mind the early work of Mary Chapin Carpenter.”  "Today's folk scene has a new champion, one who encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner. In that regard, 'Home on the River' is an absolutely essential record." (Lee Zimmerman/Country Standard Time)

For more info on Caroline Cotter please visit:

http://www.carolinecotter.com

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Rooftop Concert Series: Brooke Binion (theWorst) & Friends
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Rooftop Concert Series: Brooke Binion (theWorst) & Friends

Brooke Binion, bandleader and the songwriting force behind the winner of the "Best New Artist" (Portland Phoenix Music Awards 2017) theWorst, will be playing a rare solo show on the Rooftop of Bayside Bowl, 7pm on September 17th.  Joining her on the bill are host of some of Portland's best female rockers.  More info TBA!

For more info please visit:

http://theworst207.com

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Phantom Vanity (NYC) w/s/g JanaeSound
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Phantom Vanity (NYC) w/s/g JanaeSound

PHANTOM VANITY is an electrifying band creating waves in the NYC music scene. Inspired by funk, folk, and soul, this brand new sound is about bringing truth, love, and inspiration through music. The group’s debut EP Vintage Slacker was released last year and is composed of 7 tracks that speak to the trials and growth that humans endure on this small planet.  "I am singing about how we travel through all these self-inflicted barriers that make us afraid, lonely, and spiteful. How we mature and become comfortable and fair to ourselves, how we learn to love ourselves and love others," says venerable frontwoman BOYD. "I hope to sing songs that are empowering.”  Based out of Brooklyn PHANTOM VANITY is the musical vision of Boyd (Big Daddy Kane, The Nth Power), Walt Williams (Joe Thomas, FloRida, Daley), Rodney Flood (Todd Carey, Matt Simons), Henry Ramon (Chris Turner & Human Resource, Gin Wigmore), and Kyle Miles (Nick Hakim, Marcus Strickland). They met through various musical circles over the years in NY and slowly gravitated toward each other before making the golden decision to become a band. Since then they have been performing throughout the NorthEast and establishing roots in the city that never sleeps.  The Vintage Slacker EP brought together a mighty collection of tremendous talents. It is a celebration of friendships,  some of which span over 18 years. Featuring: Dmitry Gorodetsky (Charlie Puth), Nigel Hall (Lettuce), Elenna Canlas (Sinkane, Big Everything), Rodney Flood, Joel Fuentes (RYNO), Steven Padin and Joey Secchiaroli (Kindo), Rob Lewis (Christina Aguilera), Weedie Braimah (Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah), Bryan Morton (John Lindahl), Louis Cato (Lucius, Bobby Mcferrin), Corey Bernhard (Killiam Shakespeare, Snarky Puppy), Reuben Cainer (Big Yuki, Animus Rexx),  Henry RamonJames Casey (Meghan Trainor, Trey Anastasio Band, Animus Rexx), Matt Owens (Mean Girls Original Broadway Cast) and Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power, Jennifer Hartswick) who is also serves as a co-writer on most of the EP. Currently they are in the studio preparing for their next release which will feature all  five band members with some surprise guests to create something magical. 

Joining Phantom Vanity on the night is JanaeSound.  JanaeSound harnesses an unforgettable voice that is known to stir the soul. The powerhouse rock singer hails from St. Louis where she began cultivating her love for music at the tender age of 9 through the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Known for her laser focus and unshakeable drive, JanaeSound was unsurprisingly tapped to open for FloRida alongside hometown hero Allen Gates this past summer at the St. Charles Family Arena. Locally, JanaeSound has clocked over 30 shows since her debut performance in Portland at the 2nd Annual Soul Revue at Portland House of Music and Events (July 2017). You’ve seen her at Empire, One Longfellow Square, Port City Music Hall, Heart Soul & Substance Festival, Blue for “Ladies in Blue” (a shared residency with Renée Coolbrith, 2nd Mondays at 6P), and Sunaana Winter Music Festival. Featured in Down East Magazine and seen in MaineToday, JanaeSound has zero plans of slowing down anytime soon.  Join us for this very special evening as we welcome two power house divas to the stage for one awesome night of music!  The show is ALL AGES, FREE, and starts at 8pm.  

for more info please visit:

http://phantomvanity.com

https://www.facebook.com/JanaeSound/

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