If jam bands are your thing – this week was made for you. You’ve got the chance of three straight nights of jam bands. If the funky vibes aren’t your style, we also have a strings duo that make nothing short of magic when playing together, and a different kind of live music show ringing through Portland this week.
Check it all out in the Live Music Guide for March 29th – April 4th!
Don’t forget that you can always check out our Live Music Tonight calendar for the full list of live music in Portland!
Fans of jamming out and good vibes won’t want to miss Pigeons Playing Ping Pong this Saturday, April 1st at the State Theatre.
The pysch-funk four-piece hailing from Baltimore are heading to Portland for not one but two nights of rocking out after exploding on the jam band scene over the last couple years. Sunday night, they’ll also be playing a more intimate show at Portland House of Music & Events, but Saturday night, with support from Melt, is going to be the main event.
The past two years have seen Pigeons Playing Ping Pong playing Red Rocks, Madison Square Garden, and more, alongside the release of their fifth studio album, Presto.
Get all the details, along with ticket info, by clicking the link below.
LIVE & LOCAL
Catch one of the newest bands to hit the Portland music scene this Friday, March 31st at Portland House of Music & Events.
Piper is comprised of local musicians taking on a new project that aims to bridge the creative gap between jams and bands, all while paying homage to some of the best improv rock, funk, groove, and livetronica bands from both yesterday and today. If you were excited about this week’s Headliner, this week’s Live & Local feature definitely deserve your attention.
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If you appreciate the sounds of stringed instruments like the electric viola, silverbasharpa, oktavharpa, and other rather overlooked instruments in mainstream music, you may want to spend your Wednesday night at One Longfellow Square.
Väsen will be there March 29th performing as the master duo they are. After meeting by happenstance in 1983, and noticing they had a common musical repertoire, the two discovered their respective music teachers were in fact brothers, and they’ve continued to play together ever since.
The similar play styles make for a harmony that must be seen (and heard) to be believed, and while incredibly talented, they deliver their music in a humorous and always entertaining manner.
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For a little live entertainment with your live music, head to Mayo Street Arts this Sunday, April 2nd for Janoah Bailin’s “rOng: a sOund circus.”
Accompanied by local musician Kafari, Janoah takes center stage of the circus ring, with an emphasis on the “ring” part. This family-friendly show features juggling, music, stories and overall fun, all centered around the magic of “rings.”
This one will have to be seen to be truly appreciated, and he has two shows on Sunday for you to get in on. Click the link below to learn more.
There’s so much live music happening around the city at any given time that we’d never have the time to list them all here.
Check out our Live Music Tonight page for a full calendar of live events happening in Portland, Maine.