ROOFTOP: Royal Hammer (re-scheduled from Rain Out)
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: Royal Hammer (re-scheduled from Rain Out)

Royal Hammer is a seven-piece roots reggae collective from Portland, Maine. Comprised of some of Portland’s most talented and seasoned musicians, Royal Hammer has for many years paid thoughtful and respectful homage to the great traditions of Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Roots Radics and many others. Fresh off the release of its debut album, My Bubble, Royal Hammer has begun spreading their message of love, hope, and justice to a broader audience. Fronted by lead singer, guitar player, and arranger, Michael Taylor (Rustic Overtones, the Awesome), Royal Hammer is, Gary Gemitti (Rustic Overtones) on drums, Tyler Quist (Jaw Gems, the Awesome) on keyboards, Stu Mahan (London Souls, Nat Osborne, Eric Krasno Band) on the low end, and horn section Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce, Soulive, Rustic Overtones), Dave Noyes (Plains, Rustic Overtones) and Lucas Desmond (Model Airplane, Kenya Hall Band). Among their long list of accomplishments, Royal Hammer has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Lee “Scratch” Perry, Barrington Levy, and Midnite as well as backing up international reggae artists Marty Dread and Glen DaCosta of the Wailers.  The band will be making their rooftop debut on June 13. This show is FREE. Also note, if it rains this day, the show will be moved downstairs. For more info please go to:

https://www.facebook.com/royalhammer

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ROOFTOP MOVIE: Phoenix, Oregon
Aug
1
8:30 PM20:30

ROOFTOP MOVIE: Phoenix, Oregon

What do stars James LeGros, Jesse Borrego, Lisa Edelstein, Reynaldo Gallegos, Diedrich Bader and Kevin Corrigan all have in common? They are the ensemble cast of the fantastic new film Phoenix, Oregon, in which the lead characters Bobby (LeGros) and Carlos (Borrego) must defying midlife haze, and seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.” Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads must awaken hibernating courage and resilience in order to take new risks and keep dreams alive.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Writer, Director & Editor Gary Lundgren and Producers Annie Lundgren and Luis Rodriguez.

WEBSITE:https://phoenixoregonmovie.com/

TRAILER:https://vimeo.com/320999695

FACEBOOK: @phoenixoregonmovie

INSTAGRAM: @phoenixoregonmovie

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The Nth Power w/s/g Phantom Vanity + JanaeSound
Aug
2
8:30 PM20:30

The Nth Power w/s/g Phantom Vanity + JanaeSound

ALL AGES $15 adv , $20 Door

tix @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nth-power-wsg-phantom-vanity-janaesound-tickets-61875543416

The Brooklyn urban-soul rock trio, The Nth Power, is proud to announce the release of their long awaited fourth studio album, Reverence, and are hitting the road to support the release (August 2019). Recorded over a period of two years in six studios and cities, with the bulk of the work being done at Chillhouse Studios with Will Holland (Pixies, Dead Can Dance) and Treesound Studios with Paul Diaz (Outkast) in Atlanta, GA, Reverence proves to be the band's most focused effort to date. There are few bands as busy these days and with the musical pedigree of its three members, Nikki Glaspie (Beyoncé, Maceo Parker) on drums/vocals, Nate Edgar (John Brown's Body) on bass, and Nick Cassarino (Big Daddy Kane, Jennifer Hartswick) on guitar/vocals, The Nth Power have achieved something truly significant, making a great and passionately relevant album, while essentially being on tour throughout the whole recording process. For much of the record, The Nth Power worked with producer Will Bradford of the band SeepeopleS, and there is certainly evidence of the band stretching itself sonically on Reverence. But, most importantly, the album represents a new level of maturity, both lyrically and compositionally, and there is a heartfelt thread of esoteric sentiment that permeates through the entire track list. There is assuredly a story being told here.


The album also features musical contributions from the legendary Maceo Parker (James Brown) and Ivan Neville (Neville Bros, Dumpstaphunk, Bonnie Raitt) , but Reverence is, in many ways, an eloquent and consummate adieu to long time collaborator Kofi Burbridge (1961-2019), who passed away earlier this year. Burbridge's musical presence is expansive and he plays on almost every track, including an exquisite flute arrangement on "Spirits," one the of the album's highlights and is one of the songs that will resonate the most with longtime fans. Other stand outs include the anthemic "Hero," the reggae infused "Shine On," and the astonishingly graceful "I Will Never Leave You." Reverence, as a whole, serves as true testament to a prodigious musical act truly finding its legs through the lens of compassion, loss, and heartbreak, and the end result is nothing short of inspiring. Reverence is being released on July 4th and will be available on all major streaming platforms. The band is currently on tour and pre-order advance copies of Reverence will be available at the band's shows starting in August. Opening up the evening is the Brooklyn based Phantom Vanity and Portland's own Janaesound.

For more info on The Nth Power (or Phantom Vanity or JanaeSound) the new release, or for current tour dates, please visit:

http://thenthpowermusic.com/
https://www.phantomvanity.com/
http://janaesound.com/

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Johnny Cremains + Seasonal Beast + Renée Coolbrith (solo)
Aug
3
8:30 PM20:30

Johnny Cremains + Seasonal Beast + Renée Coolbrith (solo)

ALL-AGES $7 ADV, $10 DOOR

TIX AT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/johnny-cremains-w-seasonal-beast-nyc-renee-coolbrith-solo-tickets-62203625719

Johnny Cremains might be the most extraordinary musical act based in Portland, ME. The indie-doom rock lounge band has garnered one of the most loyal fanbases a band could have, and the word is starting to get out on what their fans have known for years, that there isn't a single band on the planet that sounds like them. The band has released several albums, all to wide critical acclaim, and their most recent release, Hollywoodland, "is a highly entertaining pastiche of punk, classic 1990s alternative rock, lounge music and just a touch of histrionic prog rock to add to the high drama at play," according to Culture Shock (Emily Burnham). Joining them on the night is NYC based Seasonal Beast. The band is known for its blend of electronic pop, lush cinematic soundscapes, and heavy synth lines, creating a dark and mesmerizing spell. They have won the best emerging artist from Deli Magazine and have been featured by media outlets such as Stereogum, AXS, ohestee, Baeble Music, The Music mMermaid, Yesterdays Nothing, Keep Walking Music, xKira Music, Imperfect Fifth, Killer Pony Tail, and DopeCauseWeSaid to name a short few. Recently, the band released the music video for their single “I can make you disappear,” which was the winning video at the LA Festival of Cinema (2019). Their debut album, Muscle Memory, continues to help put Seasonal Beast on the map as of the most forward thinking and eclectic musical acts on the scene today. Opening up the night is Renée Coolbrith (solo). Renée has established herself as one of the most prolific writers and performers in Maine. Aside from her solo career, she is a regular collaborator with acts such as Spose, Sarah Violette, Johnny Cremains, and Spencer Albee, to name a short few, and co-leads the beloved Portland Indie-pop duo, Pretty Sad. She is currently writing and recording in preperation for her first proper full album solo release. For more information on all the acts on this monster bill, please go to the links below. 
https://www.facebook.com/johnny.cremains
http://www.seasonalbeast.com
https://www.facebook.com/ReneeCoolbrithmusic/



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ROOFTOP: Jason Ward (Rustic Overtones) & The West End Mules
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: Jason Ward (Rustic Overtones) & The West End Mules

Baritone Saxophonist and woodwind specialist Jason Ward is best known as a member of the beloved Portland Maine Band, Rustic Overtones, who he has been touring and recording with for decades.. Recently, Jason released his debut solo album THE ULTIMATE , which was released on October 2nd, 2018 to wide critical acclaim. On this evening, Jason brings his band the Jason Ward & The West End Mules for their rooftop debut. This show is free and all ages (minors accompanied with adult). For more info please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/Jason-Ward-Saxophonist-1824871554286556/

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BIG DADDY KANE (Full Live Band Show) w/ Akrobatik + Ill By Instinct
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

BIG DADDY KANE (Full Live Band Show) w/ Akrobatik + Ill By Instinct

ALL AGES - $37adv, $42door . TIX GO ON SALE MONDAY, MAY 20 AT 10AM

TIX @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-daddy-kane-live-band-show-wsg-akrobatik-ill-by-instinct-tickets-61989187328

Big Daddy Kane is a Brooklyn, New York M.C. who undisputedly defined the term “lyricist” in the world of hip-hop. Along with the lyrical ingenuity he brought to the genre, he also introduced innovative live performances as well. Kane was the first rapper to ever hold not one but two sold out shows at the world famous Apollo Theater for women only. These lives performances, which consisted of theatrics, choreography and tailored costumes proved that Big Daddy Kane was not only an M.C., he was a full entertainer. Kane revolutionized hip-hop fashion and the way hip-hop shows were performed. Kane has endured a substantive music career. He has several gold albums, endless music accolades including a Grammy award. He also received a VH1 Hip Hop Honor in 2005. His catalogue of music consists of the LP "Long Live The Kane" that features the hit songs "Ain't No Half Steppin'" and "Raw." The LP "It's A Big Daddy Thing" featured "Smooth Operator" "Warm It Up" and the Teddy Riley produced hit "I Get The Job Done." The LP “Taste Of Chocolate" features "Hard Being The Kane" and "All Of Me" as well as a duet with the legendary Barry White. Additional albums were "Prince Of Darkness," "Looks Like A Job For..." and "Daddy's Home." Kane has also recorded on movie soundtracks with "Lean On Me (Rap Summary)" from the film "Lean On Me." "Nuff Respect" from the film "Juice," The Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced "A Job Ain't Nothin' But Work" from "Mo' Money" and of course "Raw" from the film "Colors." 

As a powerful figure in the rap game, Kane has collaborated with many artists such as Kool G Rap, Masta Ace and Craig G on the Marley Marl produced "Symphany." He has worked with Public Enemy and Ice Cube on the single "Burn, Hollywood Burn" with Heavy D on the single "Don’t Curse" with Patti LaBelle on the certified gold single "Feels Like Another One" and the Quincy Jones multi-platinum masterpiece "Tribute To Birdland" as well as the title cut "Back On The Block" from the album of the same name. Proving that he is a full entertainer and that he is a man of many talents, Kane has also made a few appearances on the big screen in the movies"Posse" "Meteor Man" "Dead Heist" "Brown Sugar" and "Gunmen." On August 9, Kane brings the full live band experience to the Bayside Bowl Stage. The show is an all-ages event. Opening up the night is the legendary Boston rapper, Akrobatik and Portland's very own Ill By Instinct. Advance tickets go on sale Monday, MAY 20 at 10am. For more info please visit:

http://www.officialbigdaddykane.com
https://akrobatikmc.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/illbyinstinct/

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ROOFTOP: Micromassé
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

ROOFTOP: Micromassé

Micromassé is an organ trio of accomplished musicians offering a fresh new sound that is nostalgically analog, worldly and explosively modern. Combining the classic sound of the Hammond Organ with dynamic electric guitar and infectious drums; Micromassé strives to bring instrumental music to new frontiers while maintaining a positive groove and a fun vibe.  The band has garnered superlative reviews to their recordings and concerts. They have shared the stage with Charlie Hunter, Bombino the Fogcutters and Moon Hootch and delighted audiences with their energetic performances and fiery compositions.  Join us on the roof for a truly funky good time!  Show is FREE and ALL AGES.  Also note, if it rains this day, the show will be moved downstairs.  For more info on Micromassé please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/Micromasse/

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ROOFTOP: El Malo
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: El Malo

El Malo is a contemporary Latin rock band out of Portland, Maine.  The band plays well-crafted original instrumentals with a few classic salsa tunes thrown in and have a deserved reputation for getting crowds moving, even for people for whom Latin music isn't necessarily familiar or a first choice. The band has dubbed their sound “salsacore,” and it is certainly an appropriate description. Their intense live shows have earned them quite the local fanbase. Don’t miss this show as we welcome El Malo to the the roof for the very first time. This show is FREE and ALL-AGES (minors accompanied by an adult). Please note - this show will be moved indoors/downstairs in the event of Rain. For more info please visit:

http://elmalosalsacore.com/

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The Skatalites  w/s/g Gorilla Finger Dub
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Skatalites w/s/g Gorilla Finger Dub

ALL AGES / TIX $20 ADV, $25 DOOR

TIX @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-skatalites-wsg-gorilla-finger-dub-tickets-64303554663

2019 marks the 55th Anniversary of The Skatalites. The original members had played on hundreds of recording sessions before forming the band in 1964. They backed most of the vocalists in Jamaica at that time, including Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, and many more. After disbanding in 1965, the individual members continued playing in various groups as the music evolved from ska to rocksteady to reggae. In the late 70’s, a resurgence of interest in the music began in the U.K. which caused the creation of many bands such as The Specials, The English Beat, Madness, The Selecter, and Bad Manners. This became known as the “Two-Tone era,” and these British musicians fused rock music with the ska and reggae. In The early 80’s, the music started to spread to The U.S.A and other parts of the world, and bands began to emerge everywhere playing different flavors of ska and reggae fused with whatever else they wanted to throw in, including hard core, jazz, and even punk. In 1983, The Skatalites reunited to play Reggae Sunsplash in Montego Bay and subsequently in London at The Crystal Palace for the U.K version of The Sunsplash event. A few years later, they began emigrating to the U.S.A., and in 1986, the first US shows began at The Village Gate in NYC. In 1989, the band supported Bunny Wailer on The Liberation Tour, and in 1990, they embarked on their first headline tour of The U.S.A. and have not stopped touring the world ever since. Their unique infectious brand of real Jamaican ska pleases audiences of all ages across the globe year after year. Join us as we welcome back one of the best bands we have ever hosted at Bayside Bowl. Local heavy hitters Gorilla Finger Dub opens the show. For more info please visit:

http://www.skatalites.com/

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Bim Skala Bim w/s/g Zeme Libre & Roots, Rhythm & Dub
Jul
19
8:30 PM20:30

Bim Skala Bim w/s/g Zeme Libre & Roots, Rhythm & Dub

ALL AGES $12adv $15 door

TIX AT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bim-skala-bim-wsg-roots-rhythm-dub-tba-tickets-60818990237

Bim Skala Bim formed in Boston, MA as a Ska Rock band that was influenced by the bands in England’s 2 Tone movement as well as bands such as the Clash, UB40 andBob Marley. Bim’s infectious “Boston Blue Beat” sound—a mix of upbeat 2 Tone Ska, Rock n Roll and a pinch of Calypso—with a substantial Reggae undertone led them, together with The Toasters, to be the premier bands kickstarting the Third Wave of Ska in the 1980s. Other bands quickly followed their example resulting in a lively scene in Boston and much of the United States.
In 1997, Bim Skala Bim, The Dropkick Murphys, and The Bosstones emerged on a 50 date nationwide “Boston On The Road” tour, demonstrating the shared success of those Boston artists. One of the world’s longest-running independent bands with over twenty five years of touring and recording, Bim Skala Bim has released 9 highly acclaimed albums and has been the winner of 10 Boston Music Awards, 8 Boston Phoenix Reader’s Poll awards as well Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” twice. In March of 2013, Boston Business Journal rated Bim Skala Bim’s Bones album #19 in their “Boston Top 40 Albums of All Time” list. Bim Skala Bim took a hiatus in 2002, but has reformed with all of the original members and just finished recording a brand new album Chet’s Last Call, 
released late 2013. The band is currently on tour and we are thrilled to welcome them to Bayside Bowl on July 19. Opening up the night are Portland, ME heavyweights Roots, Rhythm & Dub and Zeme Libre.. For more info please visit:

http://www.bimska.com

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ROOFTOP: The Nightshades
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: The Nightshades

The Nightshades, which feature members of Armies, Chris Ross and the North, Micromassé, The Fogcutters and more, bring their swamp funk and bayou groove music to Bayside Bowl for the first time as part of the Dunkin Donuts Rooftop Concert Series. This stellar all-star band brings an authentic NOLA musical vibe to Maine, the perfect remedy for Jazzfest envy! Get ready to get your rooftop funk on!

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Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)
Jun
26
8:30 PM20:30

Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)

Hey There! Are you funny? Does everyone say “oh my god, you should be a comedian!”? Well, now you can try it out at Bayside Bowl! Every Wednesday night from 8:30-10:30, Jim Martin hosts Jokes to Spare Open Mic! You’ll have 5 minutes to try new jokes, polish old stuff, or just stare off into the distance! Starting June 5!

Bio: Jim Martin is a fixture of the Portland comedy scene, has performed all over the northeast, and co-produces LOLS at One Longfellow Square and Sun Tiki Comedy at Sun Tiki Studios.

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TALIB KWELI : Hip-Hops 12 @ Bayside Bowl
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

TALIB KWELI : Hip-Hops 12 @ Bayside Bowl

Bayside Bowl presents TALIB KWELI : HIP HOPS 12 !  (All ages) tix ON SALE FRIDAY 4/19 -  10 AM 
$35 adv, $40door

TIX @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talib-kweli-hip-hops-12-at-bayside-bowl-tickets-60409780279

Bayside Bowl & Hip Hops are proud to present Talib Kweli : HIP HOPS 12!  The Brooklyn-based MC earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. “I’m a touring artist. I’m an artist that’s internationally known. I’m not just a local artist at this point in my career. I’m cognizant of the fact that what I do is beyond where it started. I’m trying to reach the apex of where I am now, but without turning my back on or dismissing what I’ve done before.” After nearly 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music, Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most talented and most accomplished Hip Hop artists. Whether working with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star, partnering with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal, releasing landmark solo material or collaborating with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, J Dilla, or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of instrumental.  In 2011, Kweli founded Javotti Media, which is self-defined as “a platform for independent thinkers and doers.” Kweli has set out to make Javotti Media (which released his 2011 album, Gutter Rainbows, and is named after his paternal grandmother) into a media powerhouse that releases music, films and books.  Join us as we welcome Talib Kweli to Bayside Bowl for Hip Hops 12!  Opening the night are Ben Shorr, DJ Myth, Flowpez, Shameek The God and Sarah Violette & Renee Coolbrith.  Hip Hops 12 is produced in conjunction with our sponsors (Oxbow Brewing Company, Austin Street Brewery, Orono Brewing Co, This Thing Of Ours Barber Co, Dark Harbor Tattoo Society), to whom we extend a huge thanks! For more info on Talib Kweli and Hip Hops 12, please visit these links:

http://talibkweli.com

https://www.facebook.com/therealhiphops/

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Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)
Jun
19
8:30 PM20:30

Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)

Hey There! Are you funny? Does everyone say “oh my god, you should be a comedian!”? Well, now you can try it out at Bayside Bowl! Every Wednesday night from 8:30-10:30, Jim Martin hosts Jokes to Spare Open Mic! You’ll have 5 minutes to try new jokes, polish old stuff, or just stare off into the distance! Starting June 5!

Bio: Jim Martin is a fixture of the Portland comedy scene, has performed all over the northeast, and co-produces LOLS at One Longfellow Square and Sun Tiki Comedy at Sun Tiki Studios.

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Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)
Jun
12
8:30 PM20:30

Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)

Hey There! Are you funny? Does everyone say “oh my god, you should be a comedian!”? Well, now you can try it out at Bayside Bowl! Every Wednesday night from 8:30-10:30, Jim Martin hosts Jokes to Spare Open Mic! You’ll have 5 minutes to try new jokes, polish old stuff, or just stare off into the distance! Starting June 5!

Bio: Jim Martin is a fixture of the Portland comedy scene, has performed all over the northeast, and co-produces LOLS at One Longfellow Square and Sun Tiki Comedy at Sun Tiki Studios.

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

Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl 8 w/ Mr & Mrs F-Smart & more

NO ADVANCE TIX: $5 DOOR (CASH/CREDIT)

The 8th installment of Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl! Each show has outdone its predecessor and this will be no different!  The uber talented crew led by Mr. & Mrs. F Smart always put together an amazing line up of dancers, performers, musicians, and multi-media activities, all aimed to arouse and inspire!  What more could you ask for from a Friday night out?  More info on this event TBA. (recommended for mature audiences, MINORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) For more info on the performers please visit: https://www.facebook.com/FckSmarts/

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Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)
Jun
5
8:30 PM20:30

Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)

Hey There! Are you funny? Does everyone say “oh my god, you should be a comedian!”? Well, now you can try it out at Bayside Bowl! Every Wednesday night from 8:30-10:30, Jim Martin hosts Jokes to Spare Open Mic! You’ll have 5 minutes to try new jokes, polish old stuff, or just stare off into the distance! Starting June 5!

Bio: Jim Martin is a fixture of the Portland comedy scene, has performed all over the northeast, and co-produces LOLS at One Longfellow Square and Sun Tiki Comedy at Sun Tiki Studios.

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Gina & The Red Flight Crew (PBA Final Four / Maine Beer Co / FOX Weekend Event)
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Gina & The Red Flight Crew (PBA Final Four / Maine Beer Co / FOX Weekend Event)

FREE - ALL AGES - MAINE BEER CO / PBA FINAL FOUR / FOX WEEKEND presents…

The PBA Final Four Playoffs are happening at Bayside Bowl. The event is part of FOX (TV) Weekend Events and is sponsored by the Maine Beer Company. It’s always a big deal to have the PBA at our venue, so we’ve decided to up the ante on the party by throwing a rare FREE show (all-ages) in the Music Room. The musical hosts for the evening are Portland’s very own Gina & The Red Flight Crew. Led by the dynamic vocalist Gina Alibrio, no band in Maine can claim ownership over the dance floor like the Red Flight Crew. The all-star soul-funk band features members of acts such as The Fogcutters, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Micromassé, and Jaw Gems to name a short few. Don’t miss this this party as we combine the best of what we do for one special evening,…bowling, music, food and drinks!

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ROOFTOP: QUAD
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: QUAD

Formed in the summer of 2015, QUAD is the collaborative efforts between two seasoned musicians. The duo is comprised of Devon Colella (cello & effects) and Chris Wilkes (drums). Their original arrangements are diverse; but there is a stylistic consistency rooted in rock, funk, and progressive rhythms.  The band has been wowing crows with their driving sound and expansive sonic layering. Don’t miss QUAD as this one of a kind band makes their roof debut. This show is FREE. Also note, if it rains this day, the show will be moved downstairs. For more info please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/quadtheband/

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Roots Of Creation, Organically Good Trio + Dela (Slightly Stoopid) + Jackson W (Elovators) NEWHALL WEDDING! LIMITED TIX TO PUBLIC
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Roots Of Creation, Organically Good Trio + Dela (Slightly Stoopid) + Jackson W (Elovators) NEWHALL WEDDING! LIMITED TIX TO PUBLIC

ALL AGES - LIMITED TIX AVAIL TO PUBLIC $20 ADV $20 DOOR (IF AVAIL) SHOW AT 7PM

TIX @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organically-good-trio-surprise-co-headliner-limited-tix-avail-to-public-tickets-59722448451

Great friends of Bayside Bowl, Matthew Newhall and Kerry Roucoulet, are getting married and are sharing the party!  On May 18, Night 2 of the monster weekend, we will be hosting the coolest wedding reception in Portland ME all year.  On this night, Matt, Kerry, and Bayside Bowl are thrilled to welcome back Roots Of Creation and The Organically Good Trio (featuring members of Slightly Stoopid, John Brown's Body, Skatalites, Dub Apocalypse) to the Bayside Bowl Stage.  Joining them on the night will be Jackson Wetherbee  from the Elovators and Daniel Delacruz (aka Dela) from Slightly Stoopid.    The show is all ages, but there will be an extremely LIMITED number of tickets available to the general public, so grab yours now!  For more info please visit: www.baysidebowl.com.

http://rootsofcreation.com

http://organicallygoodtrio.com/

http://slightlystoopid.com

https://theelovaters.com/

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

Dub Apocalypse w/ 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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ROOFTOP: Gina Alibrio & members of The Red Flight Crew
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: Gina Alibrio & members of The Red Flight Crew

Gina Alibrio has long been considered one of the true soul divas of Portland, ME. As lead vocalist and bandleader for Gina and The Red Eye Flight Crew (featuring members of Micromassé, JAW GEMS, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and more), she has built a name for herself as a powerhouse singer and a dynamic and electrifying performer. Don't miss Gina and her Crew on May 16 for their Rooftop debut! Also note, if it rains this day, the show will be moved downstairs. The show is FREE and starts at 7pm.

https://www.facebook.com/redeyeflightcrew/

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(GRAND OPENING!!!!) ROOFTOP: with The A-Beez!
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

(GRAND OPENING!!!!) ROOFTOP: with 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). Also note, if it rains this day, the show will be moved downstairs. For more info please visit:

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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:

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INTRO SET BY MOSART 212, for more info please visit:
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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)

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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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