Events

  • $12

    Lucy Wainwright Roche w/ Connor Garvey

    Set out to explore indie singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche, and you'll discover her unforgettable voice, smart, arresting songwriting, and her stellar stage presence. If you dig a little deeper, you'll find an artist with a colorful musical pedigree who is expanding her sound with an ambitious new recording, There’s A Last Time For Everything. Lucy Wainwright Roche is hell-bent on creating a meaningful career in this post-music business era. Born into a musical family in Greenwich Village, NYC, Lucy Wainwright Roche is deeply steeped in the musical world.  In addition to her parents (Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche of The Roches) and her siblings,  (Martha and Rufus Wainwright), Lucy's various aunts, uncles and cousins are all musicians.

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  • $10

    Primo Cubano

    Primo Cubano plays traditional Cuban dance music dating back to the turn of the 20th Century. Son is the most popular style to come out of Cuba and is the primary contributor to the blend of Latin styles today known as Salsa. It was first a music of the country people and eventually migrated to Havana, where it was urbanized and began to draw a wider audience. This is a partially seated show. Seating will be limited and available only in the balcony. Please arrive early if you prefer to sit.

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  • $5

    Fun Longfellow! April Edition

    Fun Longfellow! returns April 6th with a new lineup featuring the funniest funny people from Portland and beyond. Host Aharon Willows will be joined by comedians Will Green, Cindi Brown, Pat Bolduc, Aimee Poulin, and Lucas O'Neil. The closing comedian for the night will be Bryce Hanson.

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  • $17

    Lee DeWyze

    Lee DeWyze launched the pivotal stage of what was already a high-profile musical career with his Vanguard Records debut – Frames, in the summer of 2013. What followed was a high-caliber list of praise from the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Music, Rolling Stone, and dozens upon dozens more.

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  • $50

    Lee DeWyze VIP Package

    VIP Package includes admission to the show half an hour before doors, a 2 song soundcheck performance, a meet and greet session, and a special poster, in addition to admission to the show. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a member discount on VIP packages. Lee DeWyze launched the pivotal stage of what was already a high-profile musical career with his Vanguard Records debut – Frames, in the summer of 2013. What followed was a high-caliber list of praise from the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Music, Rolling Stone, and dozens upon dozens more.

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  • $20

    Hanneke Cassel

    "Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness," says the Boston Globe about Hanneke Cassel's playing. Such charismatic fiddling has brought the native Oregonian many honors and awards. She is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she holds a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music, and she has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and China.

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  • $17

    It's For The Kids - MCFCT Musical Fundraiser

    We present a night of flashback music from our own childhoods. Venture back with us to the songs of Stevie Wonder, The Doors, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and so much more played by some of Maine's top up and coming musicians!

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  • $49

    Ocean Classroom and OLS Present: Ocean Kitchen Food and Film – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Ocean Classroom and One Longfellow Square are teaming up with local restaurants to provide a community style dinner and a movie experience. Food will be provided by LFK

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  • $40

    WCLZ Presents: Joan Osborne

    "This one feels a little different," Joan Osborne says of her new release Love and Hate.  In addition to being the beloved singer-songwriter and seven-time Grammy nominee's eighth studio album and her eOne debut, the 12-song set is one of the most personally-charged, creatively ambitious efforts of her two-decades-plus recording career. While Osborne has already earned a reputation as both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter, her soulful songcraft reaches a new level of musical and lyrical resonance on Love and Hate.

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  • $7

    Happy Birthday Live and Local! w/ Dominic and the Lucid and Jacob Augustine

    Dominic and the Lucid were once described as having “the unique ability to defy convention… while retaining an air of familiarity and comfort.” It is this quality that makes them so immediately likable. Established in 2003, the band originally featured Charles C. Gagne on drums, Nathan Cyr on bass, and Dominic Lavoie’s guitar and melodic, intricate vocal with the addition of Scott Mohler on guitar and keys, the band has solidified into something greater than just the sum of its parts.

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  • $20

    State Theatre and OLS Present: Gregory Alan Isakov at Port City Music Hall

    This show is a co-presentation, held at Port City Music Hall. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality beyond his years tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place.

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  • $18

    Todd Barry

    New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up.

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  • $25

    Mairtin O'Connor Trio

    Máirtín O’Connor (accordion) is one of the most respected and best loved musicians ever to emerge from Ireland. A main musical force behind Riverdance, he's worked with De Dannan, Midnight Well, and Skylark. Máirtín is joined by the astonishing fiddler and multi-all Ireland winner Cathal Hayden (Four Men and a Dog), and Séamie O’Dowd, a defining member of Dervish for over a decade, is a master guitarist and brilliant singer and songwriter.

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  • $20

    Pierre Bensusan: Matinee Performance

    Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore" (2014), "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his first album, "Près de Paris" (Switzerland, 1976), "Best World Music Guitar Player " par the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time.

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  • $18

    WCLZ Presents: Willy Porter

    Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. He and singing partner, Carmen Nickerson, bring their brand of righteous indie-folk for a night of high-test tunes and tons of fun. Willy’s signature finger-picking guitar work and rich songwriting creates a one-of-a-kind musical ride that has energized audiences all over the world from stages shared with icons such as Jethro Tull, Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jeff Beck.

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  • $20

    Vienna Teng

    Singer/pianist Vienna Teng has crafted a sound that the Associated Press calls “ambitious yet always tuneful…gorgeous and haunting.” Vienna has appeared on Letterman, NPR and the CBS Early Show, and toured with artists such as Shawn Colvin, India.Arie, Duncan Sheik and the Indigo Girls.

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  • $15

    Canceled- Decompression Chamber Music, Season 7: Schubert Quintet, Op. 163

    Canceled- Refunds available at point of purchase Decompression Chamber Music is an informal, entertaining introduction to small ensemble chamber music and is offered as a rush hour concert to allow people to catch an hour of music to decompress from their day. Our mission is to engage, entertain, and refresh the audience through dialogue, to encourage informed and curious listening that leads to engagement in the experience.

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents: Dana Massive and The February Ballet

    A band conceptualized in 2013 hailing from South Portland, Maine. Coming to fruition with the title Dana Massive in January of 2014. Dana Massive is energetic and intense. We maintain a balance of considering our audience and creative soul. Aiming to stir and evoke spirituality. With a focus on self-reflection in the hopes people gain more than a musical experience and a feeling of awakening.

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  • $12

    Spuyten Duyvil CD Release

    Seeing a Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced "SPITE-en DIE+vul") show for the first time is like "throwing a cherry bomb into a lake" (Rich Warren, WFMT). It wakes you up. Their brand of original and traditional American Roots music blends Olde Time, Blues, 2nd Line, Bluegrass, and Folk Rock with a pinch of Punk Rock energy to create a uniquely modern mix.

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  • $20

    Darol Anger

    Fiddle legend DAROL ANGER returns to Portland’s premier acoustic music venue, One Longfellow Square, bringing some vocal firepower and some phenomenal new talent, featuring the amazing Furies. In Greek mythology, the Furies were ferocious godlike avengers who would swoop down on mere mortals and destroy them with relish or mustard. The only difference here is that when these fantastically talented presences swoop down on Darol Anger, the result is not destruction, but inspiration. Darol Anger is a fiddle guru, unique in his vast range and depth, who spent three decades reinventing American string music to encompass his explorations of bluegrass, jazz, and music from around the world. The groups that he founded or co-founded include the David Grisman Quintet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Psychograss, Montreux, and the Republic of Strings ensemble. His playing and composition overflow with passion, prodigious technique, and a generous sense of humor. He has spent his career enlightening and inspiring his fellow musicians, and vice-versa.­­­ That’s where the Furies come in. Jenna Maoynihan is a phenomenal young fiddler and recent Berklee graduate who received the coveted American Roots Music Award. Mairi Chambeul is one of the most talented and versatile Celtic harpists ever, still a student at Berklee as she amazes a rapidly growing audience. Emy Phelps is a remarkable vocalist and a star in the Pacific Northwest who put her career on hold to raise four kids and is now back in the game. Aidan O'Donnell is a virtuoso string bassist who plays folk and jazz with equal aplomb, and performs with Maeve regularly. When these powerful forces get together with Darol, the result is mythical, magical, musical mayhem. Darol Anger 7pm doors | 8pm show | $20 adv. | $25 day of

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  • $15

    Springtime Spectacular

    Rosa Noreen's 8th annual Springtime Spectacular brings together top music and dance performers across genres, from blues to belly dance, bhangra to folk. This year's show features the internationally acclaimed belly dancer, Princess Farhana of Hollywood, with Samuel James as MC.

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents: Isaiah Bennet and Ryan Halliburton & the Still

    Also known as the 'Matt Damons', and with over three hundred months of combined professional experience, The Still has recently morphed from their illustrious cover band roots into an all-organic, original-music powerhouse-juggernaut celebrated all over the world by adults, the chilrens, and many small species of house plants alike.

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  • $5

    Bomb Diggity Arts Spring Film Fest

    Bomb Diggity is a local arts organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities. They make movies that will make you laugh, cry, and think. They have been working hard on making a lot of new films that are sure to open your eyes to the abilities of their participants rather than their disabilities.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: April

    Started in 2004, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine's premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

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  • $12

    Shango Afrobeat Orchestra

    Shango, the 20+ member Afro-beat Orchestra dedicated to playing the music of Fela Kuti, Tony Allen and the music they have inspired, was founded by percussionist, keyboardist, dancer, composer and arranger Jonny Peiffer in the summer of 2013. The band has been steadily offering raucous infectious dance parties and ever since and packing venues like The Dance Hall Kittery, The Press Room Portsmouth, and Fury's Publick House Dover, among other venues throughout the Seacoast.

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  • $15

    Ari Hest

    Over his 15 year career, Ari Hest has released eight albums, three EPs, and "52" in 2008, an innovative project whereby he wrote, recorded and released a new song every Monday for a full year. Hest is also half of the folk pop duo The Open Sea with Rosi Golan, and half of the Brazilian music inspired pop duo Bluebirds of Paradise with Chrissi Poland.

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  • $5

    Fun Longfellow! May Edition

    The Fun Longfellow! comedy series, brought to you by Portland Comedy Co-op continues with a new lineup featuring the funniest funny people from Portland and beyond. This month's lineup will be announced shortly!

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents : Cinco de Mayo Masquerade Ball feat. Viva and El Malo

    See Viva & The Reinforcements break it down on Cinco de Mayo with all-new arrangements for their much-anticipated return to One Longfellow Square. The evening will provide a hot blend of favorite songs, spicy cocktails and delicious dancing. Early attendees will have the pleasure of an informal salsa lesson from Viva herself during the opening act, brought to you by that revolutionary salsacore group, El Malo, and those who stay right to the end will get an even better surprise.

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  • $20

    State Theatre Presents | The Baseball Project

    Formed in 2007 by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, R.E.M.) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Gutterball), The Baseball Project began as a way for a couple of fans to pay musical tribute to our national pastime – and maybe score some free baseball tickets in the process. But The Baseball Project has since blossomed into a full-fledged, much-loved band in its own right, one which currently includes drummer Linda Pitmon (Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Zuzu's Petals) and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Mike Mills on its official roster, and one whose following and creativity has steadily grown with each release and tour.

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  • $12

    Luluc with Special Guests

    In a world where instant gratification is the norm, patience has become a rare commodity. But for Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett, who make up indie-folk duo Luluc (pronounced Loo-LUKE), letting things unfold in due time not only defines their career trajectory, it also works as a pretty good description of their approach to making music. Music that Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman describes as "bracing, subtle, tender and magnificent".

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  • $20

    Open the Door for Three

    After years of international touring, Open the Door for Three have recently transplanted to Maine.  They mine tune books, collections, and recordings to find old and new tunes and new and old songs. They add to those discoveries Liz’s compositions, harmonies and arrangements, Kieran’s encyclopedic knowledge of tunes and the uilleann piping tradition, and Pat’s rhythmic bedrock bouzouki and world-class singing.

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents: Tranx & Bright Boy and Moonrocks

    With influences ranging from Dirty Mind-era Prince, new wave staples like the Cure and New Order to 90s Golden-age Hip Hop and Neo Soul, the lo-fi analog synth pop of Tranx and the early 2000s underground beat-oriented grooves of Bright Boy make for a refreshingly unorthodox combination. Here we see two long time local collaborators team up once again to showcase their take on musical eclecticism through a lense of DIY cassette culture.

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  • $20

    Mari Black

    Multi-style violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black is rapidly building a reputation as one of the most dynamic young artists of her generation. Her energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world. She will be playing this show with a full band.

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  • $25

    Marshall Crenshaw Trio

    Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic “La Bamba.” While living in NYC, he recorded the single “Something’s Gonna Happen” for Alan Betrock’s Shake Records, which led to a deal with Warner Bros.  His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist.

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  • $12

    WCLZ Presents: Heather Maloney – Album Release Tour

    “Going in, we said ‘lets make a bad ass indie rock record with a sound as big and dynamic as we can, without compromising one single heartfelt lyric." Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney did just that on her newest LP, Making Me Break. Working with Grammy- nominated producer Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers), the two crafted and delivered on an artistic vision to merge Maloney’s folk roots with indie rock.

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents : Family Planning, Greef & Perfect Hair

    Family Planning: Fast, loud, slow, quiet, ecstatic, unhinged, demure and restrained. Thorny runs, hazy chords, free-floating grooves, infinitesimal spasms, dribs and drabs of this and that. A baby, an ugly pig's head, a dancing monster, a yellow raincoat, a high grav forty, and a thousand cakes. They're all just fairy tales. Nick Schroeder of the Portland Phoenix says they're "not like the other folk." He's probably right.

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents : Cool Tara & Dustin Saucier and the Sad Bastards

    Cool Tara is a four piece garage pop/ rock band out of Saco, ME. Chris plays drums and sings, Gabe plays guitar, Kara plays bass guitar, and Matt plays guitar. The group has been steadily writing songs since April 2014 and have released two EPs in that time (EP ONE and Bad Moves). Their writing and recording process has lent itself to the EP format in that it allows them to continue writing new songs and develop the sound of the group without getting lost in any recording process.

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents : A Severe Joy & Waco Sparkler

    A Severe Joy is the alter-ego of musician/producer José Ayerve who began exploring this new persona in 2011. Following the release of his debut album in December of that year, ASJ began releasing a series of limited edition digital and plexi-disc singles, offering high-powered, up tempo, pseudo-psychedelic impressions of love via monorails, helicopters, dance floors, and hand grenades.

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents : Laughing Animal & Myles Bullen

    "LAUGHING ANIMAL takes you to a secluded Maine beach on a humid day where you wander barefoot over the rocks squinting through the perspiration. The urge to dive in is undeniable and when you submerge your head into the green water and seaweed you cool off and listen to the buzz of motorboats cruising over the surface." - New Systems Laundry

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  • $15

    Cameron Esposito

    Cameron Esposito has appeared on LOGO, NPR, at TBS' Just for Laughs Chicago, SXSW, the Aspen Rooftop & Bridgetown Comedy Festivals (Portland Mercury Best of the Fest). Cameron got her start in improv comedy at Boston's ImprovBoston & Improv Asylum, trained at the Second City Conservatory & began her career as a standup in Chicago.

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  • $25

    Chris Smither

    A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work, gravelly voice and songwriting. “Smither is an American original – a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world.”—Associated Press.

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