Join Bayside Bowl for an evening of burlesque! Starring the critically acclaimed dance duo of Mr. & Mrs. F*Smart, alongside Sundae Morning, Marilyn Melons, Bun Bun Velour, Moxie Sazerac & Fantasia, Bayside Bowl becomes the venue for an evening of mature adult entertainment (Parental Discretion highly advised). The night will also feature a screening of several short films by Brothers Brown, Builder Of The House, Through The Door Productions and more. The event is FREE ADMISSION.
Mosart212 started off his career clearing the dance floors at house parties (not in a good way)...thankfully through the years he has picked up some skills. He is the host of the podcast Symphony Sessions(http://brooklynradio.com/symphony-sessions/) His productions and dj sets feature breaks, funk, bloops, bleeps, and rare finds from far corner of the globe. mosart212 aka Maria JoséButter, aka Boston Blackie, is a prolific creator of bad-ass funky symphonies for the post-modern era. While he’s a DJ’s DJ, he’s also so much more: composer, rabblerouser, crate-digger, beatsmith, Baseball Fury, teacher, curator, writer, bargain-hunter, philosopher, boogaloo shrimp, hep cat, and all-around artiste. Join us on the Mezzanine at Bayside Bowl for the first of our First Friday DJ series. The show is all ages, Free, and starts at 8pm.
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Bayside Bowl is proud to host a monster line up of some of the best rock, garage, metal and truly eclectic and psychedelic bands on one music bill. Nuclear Bootz has long built a reputation as one of the best underground garage acts in the Portland area. Ogre, won the award for best Heavy Metal Act (Portland Phoenix Awards) in 2006, 2009, 2013. Rounding out the bill is the accordion drum duo Boat Dares. FOR MORE INFO GO TO:
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Mosart212 started off his career clearing the dance floors at house parties (not in a good way)...thankfully through the years he has picked up some skills. He is the host of the podcast Symphony Sessions(http://brooklynradio.com/symphony-sessions/) His productions and dj sets feature breaks, funk, bloops, bleeps, and rare finds from far corner of the globe. mosart212 aka Maria JoséButter, aka Boston Blackie, is a prolific creator of bad-ass funky symphonies for the post-modern era. While he’s a DJ’s DJ, he’s also so much more: composer, rabblerouser, crate-digger, beatsmith, Baseball Fury, teacher, curator, writer, bargain-hunter, philosopher, boogaloo shrimp, hep cat, and all-around artiste. Join us on the Rooftop at Bayside Bowl for the first installment of our new Monday Rooftop DJ series The show is all ages, Free, and starts at 8pm.
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Sweet Thieves is a indie pop-rock band based out of Portland, ME. Stunning vocalist Crystal Marie and songwriter, instrumentalist and arranger Mike Maurice unite to produce an eclectic barrier of sound, from synth driven pads bathed in darker, mysterious undertones, to industrial edge and grit; pop with attitude. Their sound, inspired by a slew of bands and genres, could best be described as sounding something like Depeche Mode meets Spoon, Lake Street Dive, Tom Petty, just to name a few. In other words, if you’re a fan of any of these above bands, there’s a good chance you’ll dig their sound. Join us on the roof at 6pm for this very special appearance! For more info on Sweet Thieves please visit:
Portland alt-pop rockers Xander Nelson are back at it with the immensely talented Janae Sound and Cape Cannons at Bayside. Don't miss this great night of all ages live music, bowling, food and fun! The show is Free and starts at 8pm.
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ALL AGES - 8PM - $20
The Skatalites began performing in Jamaica in May 1964. The group was so hot that their first rehearsal became a show. So many people had lined up outside the venue, they decided to just charge admission and let everybody in! They were the top musicians on the island at the time, having come together after playing in different bands and on various recording sessions. These records were made to be played at the many competing sound systems around the island. The band became legendary, backing all the developing artists of the day, such as Toots and The Maytals, Prince Buster and “The Wailing Wailers” featuring Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. These groups were all recording on the new beat called ska, which had an infectious rhythm that was catching on like wildfire. Eventually, the beat slowed down into rocksteady, and then reggae. This wildfire spread unstoppably around the world, developing into a huge musical tree with many stylistic branches, including lovers rock, dub, dancehall/ ragga, ska-punk,, and others. Hugely popular groups, like The Police, The Clash, The Specials, The English Beat, Sublime and No Doubt, all have their roots firmly planted in the music of The Skatalites. Since reforming after an almost 20 year hiatus in 1983, and beginning regular touring as a unit in 1989, they have not stopped thrilling audiences in every corner of the globe. Even after more than 50 years, and various lineup changes as members leave one stage for another, the band continues to perform and record new music in the inimitable Jamaican style, like only they can. The road has been long and hard, and sadly, seen most of the original members pass on. Often asked “when will you stop?” and “how do you keep doing it after all these years?”, the answer is simple: never – It’s the love of the music and the way our fans respond that keep us going Forward! Featuring original vocalist Doreen Shaffer, along with the current lineup of outstanding musicians they have chosen to accompany them, the band proudly presents live the music of Jamaican Ska. Forever indebted to the inspiration and talent of: Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Don Drummond, Jerome “Jah Jerry” Haynes, Lloyd Knibb, Tommy McCook, Donat “Jackie” Mittoo, John “Dizzy Johnny”Moore, and Lester Sterling, collectively known as The Skatalites. Joining them on the night are Portland's favorite afro-fusion reggae funk act, Zeme Libre.
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Our Rooftop DJ concert series continues with a true legend of the Portland Music Scene. El Shupacabra has toured the nation and is considered by many to be our brightest star when it comes to the local DJ scene. Join us on the roof as El Shupacabra puts on a DJ clinic spinning a diverse variety of hip-hop classics, mo-town, funk and every thing else under the sun. For more info please visit:
Raised in the shadow of Billy Bob's, one of Texas's legendary honky tonks, Joel Thetford grew up listening to the sounds of classic country radio and the wide variety of rock and roll, blues, and folk music that the Texas scene provided. His career as a bull-rider landed him eventually in Stephenville, where the Texas Country scene was booming. With acts like Gary Stewart, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Great Divide, Jerry Lee Lewis, Robert Earl Keen, making regular stops in town, those were Joel's earliest and strongest influences as he began writing songs. Joel has become a fixture in the songwriting community, and has shared the stage with such acts as The Alternate Roots, Chris Ross and the North, The Mallett Brothers Band, North of Nashville, The Ghosts of Johnson City, Dark Hollow Bottling Company, Jake Hill & Deep Creek, and many more. Joel's debut EP "Here I Go" was released in the summer of 2015. Joel's new EP "The Outer Bank" was recorded in December of 2016 by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo, and mastered by Grammy award winning Dave Collins in Los Angeles. Recently, Thetford released a new album, entitled Broken Things, which has been released to wide critical acclaim. Join us for this very special acoustic performance.
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Root SHOCK was formed in Winter of 2012 with veteran musicians whose love of reggae music flows deep. Blending roots reggae, dancehall, heavy drum & bass and soulful vocals with conscious lyrics into positive dance music will make you want to move!
Root Shock has been surprising and delighting crowds across the Central New York region, bringing their unique high-energy style spearheaded by the stunning vocals of Jessica Brown to a wide range of settings. Join us on June 16 for their first Portland show! The show is FREE, ALL AGES, and Starts at 8pm.
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Bayside Bowl is thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite DJ's, DJ Hi-Duke to Bayside Bowl for the Rooftop DJ concert series. Hi-Duke has built a reputation as one of the best authentic funk, soul, jazz and boogie DJs on the scene today. Join us for the masterclass on the art of DJ with Hi-Duke!
Join us as Bayside Bowl welcomes back one of our favorite Portland Americana artists, Shanna Underwood and her band, Wanderlost. Shanna and her band do a pleasant mix of covers and originals, and vocally, there might not be a better singer in Maine. Don't miss this very special intimate rooftop performance.
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Vic Thrill is the pseudonym for recording and performing artist Billy Campion. Campion, an NYC native, is best known as the lead singer and chief songwriter for the Bogmen, who were signed to Arista Records and were one of the most beloved bands on the underground scene in the mid to late nineties. In 2002 Campion released his first album under the Vic Thrill moniker to wide critical acclaim. His music is both strange and eclectic, mixing elements of just about every known genre in the musical universe.
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Fenimore, aka James Cooper, has built a reputation as one of Portland's most able producer/sonic wizard. As the leader of the live EDM act, Lyokha, and as a DJ (Fenimore), Cooper has pushed the boundaries of electronic music genres and has been building an army of fans who love his brand of electronica. Just like his literary name sake, he is a true original. Join us for a special DJ set on this installment of the Rooftop DJ concert series.
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Clara Junken has long been a staple of the Portland Music Scene. As the leader of the band Clara & The Grumps, she has built a infallible reputation as one of the best songwriters and vocalists this town has to offer. Don't miss this very special solo acoustic performance. For more info please visit:
Introducing Brooklyn’s newest powerhouse, PHANTOM VANITY. With inspirations from funk, folk, and soul, this brand new sound is about bringing truth, and inspiring dance within listeners. Vintage Slacker ep is composed of 8 tracks that uniquely speak about the trials and growth that humans endure on this small planet. Erin Boyd (Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Lifted Crew) is the mastermind behind the music. She has been joined by Josh Crumbly (Terrance Blanchard, Kamasi Washington), Dezron Douglas (Louis Hayes Jazz Communicators, Ravi Coltrane Quartet) and Joey Secchiaroli (Gin Wigmore, Reign of Kindo) on bass, Matt Vorzimer (eCussionist) and Rodney Flood (Jennifer Hartswick, RYNO) on drums, Walt Williams (Estelle, Joe, FloRida) and Nick Cassarino (Nth Power) on guitar, and Taber Gable (Terrace Martin) and Kate Kelsey-Sugg (Kate Kay Es, Michael Olatuja) on keys.
The first single ‘PERISH’, with over 42,000 views on Facebook, speaks about believing in yourself and allowing all outside influences and negativity to perish around you. “I want to be able to sing about how we travel through all these self-inflicted barriers that make us afraid, lonely, spiteful. How we mature and become comfortable and fair to ourselves, how we learn to love ourselves and love others,” she said. “I want to sing songs that are empowering,” says BOYD. Join us for this very special evening! The show is ALL AGES, FREE, and starts at 8pm. Regional Funk/Jazz favorites, YEAHMAN, opens the show.
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Karikatura makes life-affirming, body-shaking music that moves people around the world. While the band has toured everywhere from Japan to Brazil, New York City is home. With bright horns, socially conscious lyrics and booty-bouncing beats, Karikatura delivers real songs that transcend style and genre. An organic synthesis of all the music heard blasting out of car windows and shops onto the streets of NYC, Karikatura lives where cumbia meets hip-hop, reggae meets klezmer and indie-rock meets afrobeat. Neither purist nor revivalist, this is music of the present, for the future.The band just released its debut full-length album, Eyes Wide, on Ropeadope Records, following up two EPs and DIY tours of Europe, Asia and South America. Join us as we welcome this super hot up and coming band out of NYC for their first Portland, ME show.
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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 very first time!
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MAMM (Maine Academy of Modern Music) is proud to present their MAMM Slam high school band competition. The competition continues with the MAMM Slam Semifinals. Come watch the next big thing before it happens in Portland ME!. For more info on this one of a kind event please go to :
Bottom Of The East presents...Hellbilly Showdown w/ El Grande, Outsiders, Iron City Preachers & DJ Matt Little
Bottom of The East booking is proud to present the Hellbilly Showdown featuring a massive and diverse line up of some of the best indie rock, ska, and punkabilly bands in Portland, ME. For this years installment, Bottom of the East is bringing El Grande, the Outsiders & the Iron City Preachers to the Bayside Bowl stage. The event is being hosted by DJ Matt Little of WMPG. For more info please check links below.
Pretty Sad is a five piece indie rock act led by the songwriting duo of Renee Coolbrith and Dustin Saucier. The band features soaring vocal harmonies and melodies, driven by a wall of guitar sound and rounded out by a harp and horns! This unique band has quickly established themselves as one of the most promising up and coming artists in the Portland area. Despite being a relatively new band, their sound is the creation of seasoned veterans of the music scene, and it shows. Joining them on the night is the Brooklyn based Darkwing, who have been busy touring the nation and establishing themselves as one of the best live rock bands in the indie scene today, and Dustin Saucier's "other" band, Cape Cannons, simply one of, if not the best bands in Portland today.
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Amiright? is the project of cousins Noah and Quinn. They've spent about 3 years playing songs all over Southern Maine and finally released their debut album AMIWRONG. The band is proud to release their debut album and celebrate with you! Joining them on the night are good friends and jangly funrunners Nice Life and surfy jazz slackers Million Dollar Lounge. Don't miss some of the best indie rock bands in Maine, together on one great music bill!
Revibe is comprised of four people who share a passion for music and happened to be in the right place at the right time (in the form of a chicken wing delivery service). They are often described as a “jam band,” which is accurate given the tendency for exploratory improvisation. To make the assumption that they can be easily compared to any number of prominent groups dubbed with this title, however, is quite misleading. Their genre and style is hard to pin down as it changes show to show and song to song as the band members’ diverse musical tastes and backgrounds, drawn from experiences in both listening and playing, shine through. In addition to their unique approach to musical exploration, they take great care in their composition and carefully craft their material to provide familiar islands in a sea of improvisation. Whether previously sculpted or created in the moment, expect to hear everything from jazz to trance, funk to rock or any fusion of their varied collection of genres. One thing is sure, you’ll always end up dancing.
Dedication to keeping their setlists fresh and always writing new material makes them worth catching when the opportunity arises. Emerging as an upcoming force in the Northeast live music scene, Revibe strives to define the sum of hard work, dedication, and passion for the sonic arts. Still fresh off the release of their debut studio album Stitched In Fiction, the band continues to expand their touring territory to provide their growing fanbase with new material, and will do so as long as inspiration guides the way. The band always celebrates returning to their home base of Burlington, Vermont, where a dedicated and ever-expanding following gathers regularly to help battle the Cratch and celebrate the vibe. But what is the Cratch, you ask? Come to a performance and find out for yourself…
Sassquatch is the missing link between funk, fusion, jazz, soul, rock and pop. With dynamic vocal work, technical guitar proficiency, and rhythmic precision, Sassquatch works diligently to make believers out of their audience. Have you seen Sassquatch?
Formed in 2015, Sassquatch has been performing and writing consistently. With the release of their first EP titled “Sassquatch”, they saw success throughout Maine and found a home at Blue in Portland for their monthly residency. Since the release of their first full-length album “Cryptomusicology”, they have toured New England encouraging people in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York City to “get sassy”! Much like the cryptids that inspire them, they’re music is an amalgam of genres, styles, and new sonic exploration routed in a love for the groove. Sassquatch is dedicated to bringing an energized show of music that not only makes you think, but makes you dance! Tell all your friends that you saw Sassquatch.
“They have achieved that rare perfect balance of danceable grooves, sophisticated musicality, and compelling stage presence." - Richard Nelson, Professor of Music, Jazz and Contemporary Music Program, University of Maine at Augusta
“Having worked with Sassquatch in both live and academic settings, it is apparent that this group is highly prolific and constantly interested in testing out new sounds and material." - Sean Morin, Producer/Lecturer in Music
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 MBL on the night is the popular jam band Merther, a main stay on the New England festival circuit. Tickets go on sale Friday Feb. 16 (Bayside website) and are $6adv, $8 door. The show is ALL AGES.
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Geets Romo has done it again! This time its a stacked line up of some of the most popular and beloved garage rock acts in the Portland area. Don't sleep on this one!
Tiger Bomb (8:00) - Fusing catchy all-original songs with tight harmonies, ferocious guitars, and a cool high-energy attitude, makes Tiger Bomb one of Portland's top live groups!
Muck and the Mires (9:00)- Named as the #1 Garage Rock Band by LITTLE STEVEN Van Zandt on MTV, Muck & The Mires perform some of the most dynamic, hi-energy beat-pop & garage-punk this side of the universe! One of the TOP LIVE BANDS on the circuit today!
CRUNCHTIME (10:00) - Brings together veterans of the Boston original music scene, punching out powerful new original pop-punk. Don't miss their Bayside Bowl debut!
Builder of the House is the Portland, ME based Folk Pop duo comprised of Robert Cimitile and Elliot Heeschen. This year the group released Hourglass, a four song EP, on sonaBLAST! Records. Two music videos from the album have been making the rounds at film festivals. The album marks the second release from the group along with their debut album I Am a Tidal Wave. Their music has been featured on the MTV hit show Teen Mom 2, Consequence of Sound, We All Want Someone to Shout For, Reverb Nation, Sound Cloud, and the CD Baby DIY Musician blog. Their sound has been described as “a cross between Elliott Smith and Ray Davies”. The music consists of “great memorable tunes with super smart lyrics” sung with a “voice that is both instantly warm and appealing.”Builder of the House is the Portland, ME based Folk Pop duo comprised of Robert Cimitile and Elliot Heeschen. This year the group released Hourglass, a four song EP, on sonaBLAST! Records. Two music videos from the album have been making the rounds at film festivals. The album marks the second release from the group along with their debut album I Am a Tidal Wave. Joining them on this special night are stalwarts of the Portland Cabaret scene, Mr. & Mrs. F-Smart, who will be performing with the band. Rounding out the bill is the award winning pop-duo Forget, Forget. Forget, Forget is an indie electro-pop duo from Portland, ME that sounds something like if Max Martin produced a Beach House album. Their second full-length album, "You're Not Gone," wasreleased in July, 2017 to wide critical acclaim. Don't miss this eclectic multi-media event!
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MAMM (Maine Academy of Modern Music) is proud to present their MAMM Slam high school band competition. The first round of the event commences April 7 with the MAMM Slam Quarterfinals. Come watch the next big thing before it happens in Portland ME!. For more info on this one of a kind event please go to :
Since forming in 2010, When Particles Collide has self-released seven sets of recordings: a six song demo (Mass to Energy), a four song EP (Making Enemies), a ten song full length (Pop!Pop!Bang!Bang!), a five song EP (EGO), a nine song full length (Photoelectric), a very personal six song EP (This Town), and a collaborative 4 song EP (ECOTONE).
The husband and wife duo consisting of Sasha Alcott and Chris Viner tour the US extensively and constantly! The music of When Particles Collide includes Southern Rock choruses, New Wave a la Blondie vocals, lightning speed Green Day-esque drumming, classic Motown grooves and Queens of the Stone Age-style riffs — and yet somehow it all sounds like Chris and Sasha. The band won the 2014 New Artist of the Year (Boston Music Awards) as well as being featured in Paste Magazine (9 bands to Listen to Right Now 2014) and Rock Band Rivals 2016. Bayside Bowl is happy to host the band for a rare Portland, ME performance.
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Johnny Cremains has long been one of Portland's most original and beloved bands. They have one countless fans with their "lounge band from hell" sound and by mixing slow, heavy riffs with piano, sharp vocals, and dark imagery. With their first album completed in 2012 and intense live performances that showcase the band's musical prowess, Johnny Cremains has solidified their place as one of the best musical acts this area has ever produced. Joining them on the night are the Iron City Preachers.
Daniel James and Cam Jones (Weakened Friends) are Worried Well. They are an indie-rock duo from Portland, Maine. Worried Well has played shows with The Hold Steady, Gin Blossoms, Murder By Death, and MewithoutYou. Recently the band released their debut album to critical acclaim. Joining them on the night is the popular pop-punk favorite, Borderlines.
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Raging Brass is a 7-piece band collectively creating music which is improvisational by design. This eclectic group was established in 2014 by trumpeter and bandleader Marc Chillemi, in Southern Maine. Raging Brass explores roots music throughout the Caribbean Islands, West Africa, Brasil, Columbia, and the U.S.A. Fueled by the rhythmic and melodic intuition of each player, Marc leads Raging Brass to help blend their sound with the styles of Afro-Beat, Ska, Soukous, Highlife, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Samba, Cumbia, Merenge, and a taste of New Orleans. In just two years, this all-star group have shared the stage with major recording artists such as; Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Brown’s Body, G. Love & Special Sauce, Red Baraat, and John Popper (Blues Traveler). Raging Brass features saxophonists’ Mike Ayotte and Kyle Hardy, trombonist Dave Noyes, tubist Rafael Kielt-Fryre, guitarist and vocalist Matt Wasowski, drummer Gary Gemmiti, and arranger/composer, percussionist, and trumpeter Marc Chillemi. For more info on the band please visit:
Bri Lane is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter from Portland, ME. Her experience in music began at the age of 12 when she learned to play the drums, piano and guitar. Bri's recent single, "Wild Side" has received positive international reception with plays on radio stations around the world in countries such as Italy, France, US and the UK. The video for the song recently won BEST VIDEO at the Portland Music Video Awards. Bri Lane has quickly established herself as one of the hottest up and coming performers/songwriters in the Portland Area. Don't miss her first headlining show. Joining her on the night is the enigmatic positive rapper Myles Bullen who is considered by many to be the most promising up and coming hip-hop artist in Maine, and UK artist Front & Back.
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Two of Portland's most beloved band's join forces for one very special evening. An Overnight Low,recently won the "Best Rock Act" award by the Portland Phoenix for 2017. The band plays intelligent and lyrical pop music reminiscent of acts such as The Replacements and R.E.M. They have released several albums, all to wide critical acclaim and are regularly spun on Maine's biggest radio stations Pete Witham, former guitarist for the touring act Spooky Daly Pride, is best known as a dynamic player with serious chops whose own solo material treads the musical universes between rockabilly, bluegrass, rock and blues, and old school R & B and boogie. He is joined by his backing band, The Cozmik Zombies.
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Lux Lives is a celebration of the life of Lux Interior who passed way 9 years ago this February. For the past 8 years some great folks across the pond have been holding annual Lux Lives events where fans get together and see bands, listen to music, and basically celebrate everything Cramps. This has spread to the US starting 5 years ago with the first Lux Lives (US) being held in Boston. It was a great success. Since then, there have been Lux Lives events all over the globe.
Last year there were 5 Lux Lives East Coast events in NYC, Providence, Salem, Portsmouth and Portland Maine! Bands and DJ's and fans came together to celebrate the life of Lux Interior. Lux Lives East Coast raised $6,842.83 for Best Friends Animal Society! Since it's inception, Lux Lives East Coast has raised over 10,000.00 for Lux and Ivy's favorite charity.
Bottom Of the East is proud to present the Portland ME installment of the Event. The show features local favorites the English Muffins, Demon Seeds, and the Gamma Goochies. For more info please visit:
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. The group is rounded out by Van Martin (Dub Apocalypse, Van Gordon Martin, formerly Spiritual Rez) on guitar and Tommy Benedetti (John Brown's Body). The group just released their debut album on Slightly Stoopid's imprint label Stoopid Records. The album also features a ton of guests including Timo Shanko (G Love), Karl Denson (greyboy all stars, tiny universe), and Rymo (slightly stoopid). To see more go to https://soundcloud.com/paulwmusic and see us at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRuxelQigac. Don't miss OGT's Portland, ME debut, an evening with, 2 set performance!
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Hambone is a new England based soul-jam band with roots in funk, blues, jazz, reggae and of course rock, which this band most certainly does. They have been building an army of regional fans entirely through word of mouth and the buzz on their live shows. The band is led by guitar slinger and songwriter Whit Samuel, whose gritty vocals and masterful playing are helping Hambone become a staple in the New England Jam and Festival scene. Joining them on the night are regional jam favs, Bandwich.
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 playing two full-sets on this rare evening with.
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Dave Gutter is a singer, songwriter, composer and performer from Portland Me. Gutter has been renown as one of the most perceptive and enigmatic lyricists of his time and is best known for his work as frontman of indie rock groups; Rustic Overtones, Armies and Paranoid Social Club. Gutter studied production in 2000 under longtime David Bowie producer Tony Visconti and more recently with Eric Krasno. From 2001 till present he has garnered international acclaim as a songwriter and lyricist for multiple grammy award winning artists and is still actively performing more than 100 shows a year with Rustic Overtones, Armies, Paranoid Social Club and as a solo artist. On Feb 23 he comes to Bayside Bowl for a rare solo acoustic show. Joining him on the night is Will Bradford, lead singer and bandleader of the anti-genre band SeepeopleS. THIS HOW HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A FREE SHOW FOR ALL AGES.
Attitude fueled by rock and roll and punk ethics gives life to El Grande's original brand of ska. A fixture in the talented Portland, Maine music scene, El Grande has been playing shows all over the Northeast for the past decade, winning over ska purists and skeptics of the punk scene. The group delivers high energy concerts and tight songs in their live performances, always proving to be memorable and unpredictable. With major ska influences including The Slackers, The Aggrolites and The Pietasters, El Grande also reaches into the rock and roll breed with echoes of The Rolling Stones, J. Geils Band and The Clash. In 2007, the Grandes recorded their debut album, "Crosstown Rivals," featuring six original tunes. With many more songs already in the repertoire and even more emerging from every practice, the band plans to record a second album this winter. The band has had the honor of opening for some of ska music’s biggest names and continues to share the stage with some of the genre's most talented artists. These have included: The Toasters, Streetlight Manifesto, The Voodoo Glow Skulls, Big D and the Kids Table, The Pietasters, Westbound Train and The Slackers.
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Viva & The Reinforcements, Portland's very own Deco-Jazz act, deliver spicy cosmopolitan grooves in a show that balances the zest of burlesque with classic standards elegantly renewed. She likes her coffee black, her tequila neat, her men strong and her women stronger. Backed by an ever-changing fleet of the jazz elite, she'll slide her way into your fondest memories with just a flick of her hips. Always thrilling, never the same show twice.
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In 1978 singer and guitar player Frank Rowe formed Classic Ruins with ex-Real Kids guitarist Billy Borgioli, which at the time was a big deal in the local rock scene. The Real Kids were Boston’s brightest hope to bust out of town via the punk/new wave movement that swept into town in ’76 and ’77. But leader John Felice stunned the group’s many fans by breaking up the band after one brilliant album and then going to work for the Ramones road crew — for many, an act akin to leaving the Red Sox and joining the Evil Empire! That left Borgioli out of a job, but he didn’t stay unemployed for long. Rowe may never have had the best voice around, but it suited the duo’s brand of no-frills rock and roll, plus his dry and ironic songwriting style always elevated what could have easily remained ordinary in someone else’s hands. Grabbing a rhythm section, Classic Ruins made it official by playing in the first WBCN Rock and Roll Rumble in 1979. Shortly after, they recorded a debut 7″ single on the local Ace of Hearts label. Both “Heart Attack” (at 2:10 long) and “Nyquil Stinger” got some exposure on the college radio dial and Classic Ruins became a sturdy and much adored addition to the Boston music scene. In 1986 the group released its nine-song album Lassie Eats Chickens, following that three years later with Ruins Cafe. After 31 years, The Classic Ruins keep the flame alive with a fantastic show that encompasses their long career, complete with storytelling and vintage rock songs you will hear no where else. Joining them on this night are the Americana-blues act Black Cat Road and legendary cigar-box guitarist, bluesman & educator TJ Wheeler.
Forget, Forget is an indie electro-pop duo from Portland, ME. If Max Martin produced a Beach House album, you'd get something close to their sound.
Their second full-length album, "You're Not Gone," was be released in July, 2017, and was received with wide critical acclaim, garnering the band a "Best Of" Phoenix nomination this year. The band consists of Tyler Devos on guitar and vocals and Patia Maule on synth, vocals and programming/sequencing. The band released their first album in 2013 and has established themselves with a reputation as one of Portland's best original bands over the past few years. Opening the show are regional favorites Electric Heart.
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AKELA MOON is an original soul-rock band based out of Portland, ME. The band blends diverse elements of soul, funk, rock, afrobeat, latin & hip hop into modern pop music and psychedelia. Consisting of an experienced group of musicians, many who have played together before in numerous projects (including the long-standing project THE BEAT HORIZON), the roster allows Akela Moon's music to go in many different directions, all the while keeping the dance floor moving. Opening the show are Clara Junken and her band The Grumps (Clara & The Grumps).
Bottom Of The East presents...Jungle Bell Hop w/ Tsumami of Sound, Gamma Goochies & Tarantula Brothers
Bottom Of The East Productions is proud to present their very first concert of 2018, The Jungle Bell Hop! Tsunami Of Sound are a Massachusetts based surf rock-instrumental band in the vein of the Ventures and Los Straitjackets. The Gamma Goochies have long been one of Portland's best kept musical secrets. Led by their charismatic lead singer who performs under the name, "Hot Dog," the Gamma Goochies bring classic rock sensibilities a la The Rolling Stones and mix them with a nod to modern garage rock. Their energetic and theatrical live show has helped solidify the band as one of the most unique rock acts in Maine. Rounding out the bill are the eclectic rock band, The Tarantula Brothers.
GEETS ROMO presents another fantastic show at the Bayside Bowl. This time, its Pop Nite! with Portland Phoenix Award winner Tiger Bomb, Greg Allen's Fringe Religion (featuring ex members of Jerry Nolan band of New York Dolls & Heartbreakers fame) and Pop Gun, winner of the "Best Band of New England" (2016 Limelight Music Award).
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Join us for an evening with some of the best indie psych/garage rock bands in the Portland Area.
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Nuclear Bootz: https://www.facebook.com/Nuclear-Bootz-108391642613565/
Bumbling Woohas: https://www.facebook.com/TheBumblingWoohas/
Memphis Lightning bring their brand of ol' school, entertaining, energetic, down and dirty blues to a jukejoint near you. Memphis Lightning are born and steeped in tradition with a pedigree second to none. Having played with the late, Great Blues Legend Eddie Kirkland, Memphis Lightning performances will bring you back to the days when the jukejoint's were rockin' and the Blues was king. So bring a friend, cut a rug, get on board and enjoy the ride..... Fly the funky skies with Memphis Lightning.