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Mar
2
Sat
Bianca Del Rio Dead Inside Comedy Tour at State Theatre @ State Theatre
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Bianca Del Rio Dead Inside Comedy Tour at State Theatre @ State Theatre | Portland | Maine | United States

Bianca Del Rio

Everyone’s favorite “clown in a gown”, Bianca Del Rio, is returning to the stage with a new comedy show, aptly titled “Dead Inside”. This will be the seasoned comic’s sixth, worldwide stand-up comedy tour. Bianca will be entertaining the masses with her iconic lightning-fast wit and razor-sharp tongue. Her new show will cover politics, pop culture, political correctness, current events, cancel culture, and everyday life through the eyes of someone who’s “dead inside” and finds humor in everything. As with all of her shows, there will be lots of audience interaction. When the “Joan Rivers of the Drag World” has a microphone in her hands, no one is safe!!

 

Mar
7
Thu
Marc Maron at State Theatre @ State Theatre
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm
Marc Maron at State Theatre @ State Theatre | Portland | Maine | United States

Marc Maron

Marc Maron has released five hit stand-up comedy specials throughout his career. His most recent, “FROM BLEAK TO DARK” premiered on HBO February 11, 2023 and received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Maron’s other specials include “END TIMES FUN” (2020) on Netflix, which was nominated for a 2021 Critics’ Choice Award, “MARC MARON: TOO REAL”(2017), MORE LATER” (2015) on Epix, and “THINKY PAIN” (2013).

Maron has an incredible reputation in the podcasting world through his landmark podcast “WTF with Marc Maron”. Launched in 2009, this interview-style podcast receives over 100 million listeners every year and has become a phenomenon in the podcasting space, with over 1400 episodes to date. Over the years, Marc has interviewed icons such as US President Barack Obama, Keith Richards, Kate Winslet, and Robin Williams. Earlier this year, Maron’s show became the first one-on-one podcast episode (Episode 67- Robin Williams) inducted into America’s National Recording Registry.

Maron starred in the Netflix series “GLOW” and his scripted series, “MARON”, aired for four seasons on IFC. This past year, Maron also starred in the critically acclaimed feature film, TO LESLIE, starring Andrea Riseborough and Allison Janney. Some of Maron’s other acting credits include his roles in JOKER, RESPECT, the 2021 Aretha Franklin which he starred in alongside Jennifer Hudson, SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL, SWORD OF TRUST, STARDUST. He also portrayed “Mr. Snake” in the Dreamworks animated feature, THE BAD GUYS, alongside Sam Rockwell, which premiered at #1 at the box office and “Lex Luthor” in DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS, which released in July 2022, also at #1, alongside Dwayne Johnson, Keanu Reeves, and Kevin Hart.

Mar
12
Tue
Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2024 at State Theatre @ State Theatre
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm
Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick's Day Tour 2024 at State Theatre @ State Theatre | Portland | Maine | United States

Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys proudly remain Boston’s rock ‘n’ roll underdogs turned champions. Since 1996, the boys have created the kind of music that’s meant to be chanted at last call, in packed arenas, and during the fourth quarter, third period, or ninth inning of a comeback rally. Their celebrated discography includes four consecutive Billboard top 10 album debuts (Turn Up That Dial, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, Signed and Sealed in Blood, Going Out In Style), along with 2005’s gold-selling The Warrior’s Code featuring the near double platinum classic “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.” Whether you caught a legendary gig at The Rathskeller (The Rat) under Kenmore Square, found the band by taking the T to Newbury Comics to cop Do Or Die in ’98, discovered them in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award winning The Departed, or saw ‘em throw down at Coachella (or one of hundreds of other festivals), you’ve become a part of their extended family. Dropkick Murphys’ music has generated half-a-billion streams, they’ve quietly moved 8 million-plus units worldwide and the band has sold out gigs on multiple continents. In 2020, the band was one of the first to embrace streaming performances, starting with their Streaming Up From Boston St. Patrick’s Day virtual performance. It was followed by their landmark Streaming Outta Fenway livestream, which drew more than 5.9 million viewers and held the #3 spot on Pollstar’s “Top 2020 Live Streams” chart. Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021…Still Locked Down, was #1 on Pollstar’s Livestream chart for the week ending March 22, 2021, logging over 1 million views. Dropkick Murphys returned in 2022 with their first-ever all-acoustic album, This Machine Still Kills Fascists (Dummy Luck Music / [PIAS]), and seated theater tour. This Machine Still Kills Fascists–and their follow-up album Okemah Rising–breathe musical life into mostly unpublished lyrics by the legendary Woody Guthrie, curated for the band by Woody’s daughter Nora Guthrie.

Pennywise

Few bands have endured with as much demonstrably California-encompassing vibrancy as the Hermosa Beach, CA institution that is Pennywise. They reign unchallenged, outside the margins of the mainstream, a staple on the SoCal radio airwaves and worldwide festival circuit revered and championed by generations of fans filling theaters and clubs.

Pennywise possess the power to merge the subversive with the celebratory. Each Pennywise record is chock full of fast-paced anthems expertly engineered to inspire radical change, personal empowerment, relentless hijinks, and reckless fast times. On paper it may read like a mess of contradictions, but on record, it sounds like California.

At this point, three decades since the band’s DIY beginnings, Pennywise classics like “Same Old Story,” “Fuck Authority,” “Alien,” “Homesick,” and “Bro Hymn” are as fundamental to punk rock and hardcore as stage dives and guitars.

The defiantly titled Never Gonna Die is the first full album of brand new songs with singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin, and bassist Randy Bradbury in over ten years. It’s as timely as it is timeless, charging head first into the chaos of the current climate of the world with the tried-and-true determined sound the Pennywise faithful demand. Never Gonna Die was forged in the same space where the band penned classic songs with late bassist Jason Thirsk and produced once again by rock producer and close collaborator Cameron Webb.

The Scratch

The Scratch are a 4-piece act from Dublin, Ireland. Born from a shared love of metal and traditional Irish music, The Scratch have moulded triumphant melodies with the groove and intensity of metal. 
 Started as a fun experiment in the kitchen of a house in Perrystown, Dublin, The Scratch have already built up a serious buzz in their hometown. A 2017 busking trip to Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon saw the band score their first viral video, racking up an astonishing one million views in just a week and shared around the world. 
Their debut album released in 2020 reached #9 in the Irish Album Charts, #2 in the Independent Charts and clocked the most amount of vinyl sales for any artist in a week of the year! 
Every Dublin headliner they have played has been sold out. This started with The Underground and continued in The Grand Social. Next came a raucous show in Whelans, then the Button Factory sold out 3 months in advance. 2020 will see their biggest headliner to date in The Academy which sold out in just 4 days. 
Their output of videos has been extremely important to the identity of the band. From the high energy video for “God Slap” to the beautiful scenery of “The Road To Ballyshannon” & everything in between, all videos have been shot and edited by the band themselves. 
To really understand The Scratch, you have to see them live. This is where they thrive and challenge anybody to come to a show and not leave with a smile on their face!

Mar
15
Fri
The Disco Biscuits at State Theatre @ State Theatre
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Disco Biscuits at State Theatre @ State Theatre | Portland | Maine | United States

The Disco Biscuits

The Disco Biscuits VIP Experience
• One (1) General Admission show ticket
• Early entry to each venue + early access to merch
• Pre-show soundcheck
• Group photo with the band
• Limited edition show poster
• Commemorative laminate & lanyard


The Disco Biscuits are an entirely different band today than they were when they first broke out of Philadelphia in the mid-90s. That’s not to say that they’ve abandoned their foundation, switched gears or set sail for distant shores. The Disco Biscuits are still very much the pioneers of “trancefusion,” bridging the gap between electronic music and jam bands. They still remain rock pioneers whose soul belongs as much to marathon dance parties as it does to live improvisational journeys. They still employ emerging technologies to help them create music that is 100 percent human although, perhaps, not entirely of this earth.

Karina Rykman

Acclaimed singer-songwriter-bassist Karina Rykman announces today’s premiere of “Joyride,” the first single and title track from her debut album, JOYRIDE, arriving via AWAL on Friday, August 18. Pre-orders are available now. Equal parts thick bass, ethereal synths, disco-funk guitar, and silky, inviting vocals, “Joyride” – which features signature lead guitar from JOYRIDE co-producer Trey Anastasio – expertly captures Rykman’s jubilant brand of sonic exploration, bridging an array of genres to arrive at her own compelling and original take on psychedelic indie rock.

“’Joyride’ is about being driven insane as you’re kept awake by music in your head all night – so much so that eventually, you give up and ask your partner to take you on a joyride instead of tossing and turning,” says Rykman. “This is doubly humorous because I’m an un-licensed born and raised Manhattanite, and as a result, must be driven everywhere!”

Born and raised in New York City, Karina Rykman’s musical path began in her early teens playing in bands whenever she could while attending a veritable ton of live music as a fan. Her remarkable prowess on the bass guitar soon landed her a number of high-profile television gigs spanning America’s Got Talent to backing up pop star Julia Michaels on TODAY. By the end of her senior year at NYU, Rykman’s virtuoso talent and infectious spirit saw her invited to join pianist Marco Benevento’s band (as recommended by Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz), with whom she performed countless shows including dates with Vulfpeck, Dispatch, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Guster, and many more.

Rykman soon formed her own namesake band, accompanied by Adam November (guitar, loopers, effects) and Chris Corsico (drums). She quickly earned a reputation as a mesmerizing, unmissable live act, lighting up an array of international stages with headline sets, show-stealing festival performances (including Bonnaroo, Peach Music Festival, and Sweetwater 420 Fest), shows alongside Khruangbin, Guster, and The Disco Biscuits (among others), and recent appearances sitting in with the 8G Band on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.

That same spellbinding power was soon captured on a series of independent singles, including “Elevator” and the million-streaming “Plants,” both of which have now been newly enhanced for Rykman’s debut album, JOYRIDE. Written and recorded with childhood friend, producer Gabe Monro, the album serves as a vivid canvas for Rykman’s vibrant expression and chameleonic songcraft. JOYRIDE features Trey Anastasio as co-producer and featured musician, contributing guitar on five of the album’s nine tracks.

The collaboration is the outcome of a happenstance encounter when both artists performed at 2021’s Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA. Anastasio took a profound interest in being a part of Rykman’s debut album, offering the use of Anastasio’s storied Vermont studio The Barn along with the suggestion to work with renowned mixer Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Swans, Ramones).

“Trey and I hadn’t seen each other since pre-pandemic,” says Rykman. “But at this music festival, he ran up to me and referred to each of my singles by name. I had no idea he knew what I was up to, musically speaking. I went to middle school with his daughters, and we’ve been ‘family friends’ for a long time, but it wasn’t until that moment in July 2021 that he really became a musical peer. The amount of selflessness and care he has shown in his mentorship toward me is awe-inspiring. I could never thank him enough for all he’s given me.”

“When I first heard the early demos, the first thing I said was more Karina,” says Anastasio. “Turn up the bass, sing more, and step out. What makes me most happy about the finished album now is that to my ears, it sounds like Karina unapologetically. It has her nature. It has her incredible joyous outlook that I know is real because I saw it in her when she was a kid.”

“You only get to make your first album once,” she says, “and I couldn’t be prouder of what we created with this one. It’s a moment in time – the first of what I hope to be a lifetime of making records and touring behind them. I don’t care about bells and whistles; I’m just addicted to playing.”

Aug
17
Sat
Lake Street Dive at Thompson’s Point @ Thompson's Point
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Lake Street Dive at Thompson's Point @ Thompson's Point | Portland | Maine | United States

Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive Pre-show VIP Experience
• One General Admission ticket
• Access to a private pre-show soundcheck performance by Lake Street Dive
• Q&A session with the band
• Group photo with Lake Street Dive
• Collectible tour poster, autographed by Lake Street Dive
• Exclusive Lake Street Dive VIP merchandise item
• Commemorative pre-show laminate
• Early entry to the venue


Since forming in 2004, Lake Street Dive have matched their sophisticated musicianship with a fearless refusal to limit their sound. As shown on their most recent full-length album, 2021’s critically acclaimed Obviously, the Boston-bred band also possess a keen talent for combining sociopolitical commentary with immediately catchy pop gems. With their current lineup comprised of founding members Rachael Price (vocals), Bridget Kearney (bass), and Michael Calabrese (drums) — as well as keyboardist/vocalist Akie Bermiss and touring guitarist James Cornelison — Lake Street Dive continue to create joyously soulful rock & roll with equal parts ingenuity, intelligence, and irresistible abandon.

Although a certain spirited eclecticism has defined Lake Street Dive since their earliest days, the band’s four original members first crossed paths while studying jazz at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music. Their full-length debut In This Episode… arrived in 2007, followed by three more independently released and rapturously received albums. As the band’s energetic live show continued to earn them a devoted following, Lake Street Dive made their Nonesuch Records debut with Side Pony: a 2016 effort that instantly shot to No. 1 on three Billboard charts and later landed on Paste’s 50 Best Albums of 2016 list. The following year, the group experienced a new infusion of creative energy with the addition of Bermiss (previously their touring keyboardist), who has since begun sharing writing and arrangement duties. Arriving in 2018, Lake Street Dive’s self-produced sixth album Free Yourself Up debuted in the top ten on the Billboard 200 and spent seven and a half months on the non-commercial radio charts, with the smoldering hit single “Good Kisser” holding steady in the top five at Americana radio for over a month.

In recent years, Lake Street Dive have brought even more boldness to their kaleidoscopic sound while deliberately expanding their songcraft. To that end, Obviously finds the band examining such complex matters as gender inequality (on “Being a Woman”) and the monumental challenges faced by younger generations (on “Making Do”), shaping each track with a profound intentionality and ineffable mastery of melody and groove — a process Price refers to as “putting these messages into three and a half minute snippets, dropping whatever truth we can and hoping it’s the type of thing that people want to ruminate on.” Made with producer Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Mary J. Blige), the result is an endlessly illuminating body of work that’s earned praise from the likes of Rolling Stone (who noted that “[a]t a moment when pop strives for lo-fi, solitary-world intimacy, the jazz-pop-whatever band refuse to think small”).

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary release of Bad Self Portraits, Lake Street Dive will be releasing a limited edition, remastered LP on February 16, 2024. This special LP will feature 2 previously unreleased songs, offering fans an exclusive glimpse into the hidden gems of the band’s creative vault.

Over the years, they’ve captivated massive audiences and through their fierce commitment to constantly elevating their artistry, Lake Street Dive have ultimately emerged as one of the most compelling voices in alternative music today, both reliably sublime and thrillingly unpredictable. Their ever-evolving journey will continue in 2024 with much anticipated new music and more.

Aug
18
Sun
Lake Street Dive at Thompson’s Point @ Thompson's Point
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Lake Street Dive at Thompson's Point @ Thompson's Point | Portland | Maine | United States

Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive Pre-show VIP Experience
• One General Admission ticket
• Access to a private pre-show soundcheck performance by Lake Street Dive
• Q&A session with the band
• Group photo with Lake Street Dive
• Collectible tour poster, autographed by Lake Street Dive
• Exclusive Lake Street Dive VIP merchandise item
• Commemorative pre-show laminate
• Early entry to the venue


Since forming in 2004, Lake Street Dive have matched their sophisticated musicianship with a fearless refusal to limit their sound. As shown on their most recent full-length album, 2021’s critically acclaimed Obviously, the Boston-bred band also possess a keen talent for combining sociopolitical commentary with immediately catchy pop gems. With their current lineup comprised of founding members Rachael Price (vocals), Bridget Kearney (bass), and Michael Calabrese (drums) — as well as keyboardist/vocalist Akie Bermiss and touring guitarist James Cornelison — Lake Street Dive continue to create joyously soulful rock & roll with equal parts ingenuity, intelligence, and irresistible abandon.

Although a certain spirited eclecticism has defined Lake Street Dive since their earliest days, the band’s four original members first crossed paths while studying jazz at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music. Their full-length debut In This Episode… arrived in 2007, followed by three more independently released and rapturously received albums. As the band’s energetic live show continued to earn them a devoted following, Lake Street Dive made their Nonesuch Records debut with Side Pony: a 2016 effort that instantly shot to No. 1 on three Billboard charts and later landed on Paste’s 50 Best Albums of 2016 list. The following year, the group experienced a new infusion of creative energy with the addition of Bermiss (previously their touring keyboardist), who has since begun sharing writing and arrangement duties. Arriving in 2018, Lake Street Dive’s self-produced sixth album Free Yourself Up debuted in the top ten on the Billboard 200 and spent seven and a half months on the non-commercial radio charts, with the smoldering hit single “Good Kisser” holding steady in the top five at Americana radio for over a month.

In recent years, Lake Street Dive have brought even more boldness to their kaleidoscopic sound while deliberately expanding their songcraft. To that end, Obviously finds the band examining such complex matters as gender inequality (on “Being a Woman”) and the monumental challenges faced by younger generations (on “Making Do”), shaping each track with a profound intentionality and ineffable mastery of melody and groove — a process Price refers to as “putting these messages into three and a half minute snippets, dropping whatever truth we can and hoping it’s the type of thing that people want to ruminate on.” Made with producer Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Mary J. Blige), the result is an endlessly illuminating body of work that’s earned praise from the likes of Rolling Stone (who noted that “[a]t a moment when pop strives for lo-fi, solitary-world intimacy, the jazz-pop-whatever band refuse to think small”).

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary release of Bad Self Portraits, Lake Street Dive will be releasing a limited edition, remastered LP on February 16, 2024. This special LP will feature 2 previously unreleased songs, offering fans an exclusive glimpse into the hidden gems of the band’s creative vault.

Over the years, they’ve captivated massive audiences and through their fierce commitment to constantly elevating their artistry, Lake Street Dive have ultimately emerged as one of the most compelling voices in alternative music today, both reliably sublime and thrillingly unpredictable. Their ever-evolving journey will continue in 2024 with much anticipated new music and more.

Aug
30
Fri
Goth Babe at Thompson’s Point @ Thompson's Point
Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Goth Babe at Thompson's Point @ Thompson's Point | Portland | Maine | United States

Goth Babe

Meet & Greet Experience
• One (1) GA ticket
• Meet & Greet and Acoustic Performance with Goth Babe
• One (1) Group Photo with Goth Babe
• One (1) Exclusive Goth Babe Gift
• One (1) Commemorative VIP Laminate
• Venue First Entry


Goth Babe has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 per ticket goes to supporting Protect Our Winters and their work helping passionate outdoor people protect the places and experiences they love from climate change.


Goth Babe is Griff Washburn enjoying himself. Originally from Tennessee, Griff currently lives and writes music on a 36ft off-grid sailboat named Lola. He is currently exploring the west coast of Mexico on Lola with his dog Sadie, after sailing down from California last December. When not on the road touring or on his boat, Griff and Sadie are off enjoying the outdoors in a truck camper. They explore the west coast of the United States fly fishing, surfing, snowboarding, and of course writing music along the way. His mission through this project has been to raise money for environmental non-profits like Protect Our Winters, Project Zero, or Conservations Lands Foundation. By attending Griff’s shows, listening to his music, or buying his merch, you’re helping Mother Earth and all its beautiful places. He hopes to also create a safe space for listeners to follow their aspirations and be genuine to themselves.

Griff just released his debut album Lola (Jan 26, 2024): “I would love if these songs allowed people, even just for a second, to escape the weight and heaviness of the world.”

Ritt Momney

I’ve been doing music for about 8 years now and taking it seriously for about 6. Started out doing covers on the piano, then formed a band with friends in high school and called it Ritt Momney. We recorded and released a couple songs like Young Adult. They all left to go on Mormon missions or college, and I kept doing solo stuff and got really into writing/production. I decided to release the single Something, in General under Ritt Momney, and eventually a full album called Her and All of My Friends in 2019. During the pandemic I did a cover of Corinne Bailey Rae’s Put Your Records On, it kind of blew up on TikTok and I ended up signing with Columbia/Disruptor for a one-album deal. That album turned out to be Sunny Boy, which came out in 2021.

I’ve spent some time in LA and NY but moved back to SLC and will probably be here for a while or forever. I’m hanging with my gf Lindsay and my dog Perry and playing basketball, and also working on new music. I’m really excited about the next album. It’s going to be really good I think.