Viewing Music events for the week of Monday, May 7, 2012 — Sunday, May 13, 2012
Noonday Concert Series at First Parish Church
Noonday Concert at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
Jazz Brunch with Sean Mencher
EVERY SUNDAY, enjoy Local Sprouts delicious brunch menu with some jazz on the side.
We Are The Apocalypse with Digital Bonesaw Society • DJ Pandemic
RETURNING TO MAINE AFTER 5 YEARS ON THE WEST COAST, NICHOLAS SCOTT PHOENIX (Formerly of Maine's: RADIATION YEAR) is on the rise nationwide with his highly energetic and fresh new dubstep/electro project: WE ARE THE APOCALYPSE.. PHOENIX has recently made plans to travel to Maine May 9th fresh off of Coachella 2012s Lineup and EDC Vegas comes a new breed of dance music!
Port City Music Hall
Doors: 9:00 PM
Show: 10:00 PM
Age Policy: Ages 18 and up
Eric Bettencourt at One Longfellow Square
Bettencourt is a songwriter at heart, expertly crafting a wide range of tunes around his scratchy, Janis Joplin-esque voice. Whether equipped with just an acoustic guitar, or with his whole backing band, Bettencourt combines folk, blues, and classic rock elements into always-pleasing melodic concoctions. He has admittedly learned from the rock gods themselves - Hendrix, Clapton, Page, Dylan - but is able to stay contemporary, also drawing on current artists like Iron and Wine and Ray LaMontagne.
Flogging Molly at the State Theatre
Celtic Rockers, Flogging Molly will play in Portland at State Theatre on Saturday, May 12 in part of the band's Spring 2012 Tour. The tour will include a stop with Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater and their first-ever appearances at Hangout Festival Gulf and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (see dates below).
Fresh off the band's 8th Annual Green 17 Tour, Flogging Molly will continue traveling through the US, bringing their high-energy live experience to new audiences for the first time since the release of acclaimed album, Speed of Darkness.
In a recent Los Angeles Times piece, "Flogging Molly Gives Voice To Those Struggling To Survive" frontman Dave King discusses how the inspiration for Speed of Darkness emerged from economic crisis : http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/07/entertainment/la-et-flogging-molly-20120307
This CBS Evening News story will provide further insight : http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7377632n
Speed Of Darkness (2011 on Floggy Molly owned Borstal Beat Records) debuted in the Top 10 (#9 overall) and received critical praise from The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Associated Press, USA Today, Parade Magazine, Huffington Post, Billboard (among others) view clips here :
Throughout 2012, Flogging Molly will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their album Drunken Lullabies.
May 12 / State Theatre Ticket Link : http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0100485893F283A8?artistid=710152&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60
More Information On Flogging Molly : www.floggingmolly.com
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The Awesome 80′s Prom
Ken Davenport's Hit Off-Broadway show! Party like it's 1989 while all the crazy antics of the class of '89 unfold all around you. Dance to some of the best music of the 80's. Vote for the King and Queen! The Summer 2012 event for Bachelorettes, Birthdays, Anniversaries and Girls Night Out with discount advance group rates. Admission includes post show dancing. Advance sales on-line at LucidStage.com, by phone 899.3993 or at the venue.
Renaissance Voices Spring Concert
Celebrate spring with Portland's premier 21-voice a cappella group, directed by Harold Stover, distinguished organist, composer, and conductor. "Folk Song Suite" features traditional songs from around the world arranged by classical composers such as Brahms, Chen Yi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Stover.
Avant garde poetry with a beat open mic with musical accompaniment featuring local, regional and national performance poets. EVERY SUNDAY at Slainte!!
The Portland Museum of Art offers a variety of events for kids, classes and workshops for adults, lectures, and weekly foreign, classical, and independent films. For the history lovers out there, visit the Maine Historical Society, located just blocks from the harbor and Portland City Hall. Come on one of the daily tours of Portland’s own Allagash Brewery, famous for its Belgian Ales and old-world craftsmanship. If you are looking to kick back and have a relaxing evening, try dinner at one of our gourmet restaurants and a walk along the port. From succulent Lobster to New England clam chowder, our restaurants offer the quintessential New England culinary experience.