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Port City Music Hall

504 Congress St., Portland, ME



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J Mascis


J Mascis was the frontman for the indie trio, Dinosaur Jr., before its break-up in 1997.


• Thu 2/21/19 at - 8:00 PM

Charly Bliss


Charly Bliss is a four-piece group based out of New York.


• Sat 2/23/19 at - 8:00 PM



BoomBox evolved through the common visualization of a pair of forward thinking artists from diverse musical backgrounds: Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage rock and blues that is made to move dance floors. They do this while incorporating their signature backbeat, psychedelia and funky house sounds. BoomBox's first release, "Visions of Backbeat," contained the breakout song 'Stereo' that launched their rapidly growing fan base. They delivered their fourth release, the digital download "Bits & Pieces," in early 2016.


• Wed 2/27/19 at - 9:00 PM



The electro-pop duo Cherub makes dance music that is one part '80s funk and one part future pop. Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber take the throwback sounds of old drum machines and keyboards and marry them with timeless lyrics. Background guitar and synthesizer add a hint of dance music. Cherub's debut album, 'Man of the Hour,' represents Kelley's songwriting and voice and Huber's guitar skills.


• Thu 2/28/19 at - 9:00 PM

Girls Rock!

Special Event,Rock

Maine Academy of Modern Music hosts a celebration of girls' involvement in music, showcasing the talents of MAMM's students who will be performing a combination of solo and full band sets.


• Sat 3/2/19 at - 4:30 PM

Ranky Tanky


Charleston, South Carolina-based Ranky Tanky – translated loosely from the Gullah dialect as “work it” or “get funky” – performs the timeless music of the Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region. South Carolina natives Quentin Baxter, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, and Clay Ross join forces with celebrated low-country vocalist and former American Idol contestant Quiana Parler to revive a “Heartland of American Music” born in their own backyards.


• Thu 3/7/19 at - 8:00 PM

JGB With Melvin Seals

Rock,R&B/Soul,Folk,Jam Band,Blues

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table.


• Sun 3/10/19 at - 8:00 PM



Guitarist and songwriter Omara "Bombino" Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces. Bombino’s electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré not to mention rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page.


• Wed 3/13/19 at - 8:00 PM



Niyaz is an acoustic/electronic project that brings together three prominent musical figures in a new fusion of traditional Persian music and modern beats. Vocalist Azam Ali of the duo Vas, Axiom of Choice’s instrumentalist Loga Tamin Torkain and producer/remixer Carmen Rizzo have joined forces to create a sound the trio calls “folk music for the 21st century.” Niyaz fuses the mystical poems of the Sufi poets with music accessible to a contemporary audience.


• Thu 3/14/19 at - 8:00 PM

Marc Broussard


Louisiana-born Marc Broussard combines traditional soul, R&B and hook laden rock into his Bayou-influenced sound.


• Thu 3/21/19 at - 8:00 PM

Japanese Breakfast


Japanese Breakfast is the solo project of Little Big League's Michelle Zauner.


• Thu 4/4/19 at - 8:00 PM

Coco Montoya

Blues, Rock

Coco Montoya, former side man for blues legends Albert Collins and John Mayall, now leads his own guitar-based blues band.


• Sat 4/6/19 at - 8:00 PM

Neil Hilborn

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

Neil Hilborn is a College National Poetry Slam Champion, and a 2011 graduate with honors from Macalester College with a degree in Creative Writing. Neil was a member of the 2011 Macalester Poetry Slam team, which ranked first in the nation. He co-coached the 2012 Macalester team, leading them to a second place finish nationally. He was also a member of the Minneapolis adult National Poetry Slam team in 2011, which placed 5th out of 80 teams from cities across the country at the adult National Poetry Slam. In August of 2013, his poem "OCD" went viral, garnering over 7 million views to date, making it one of the most-viewed poems on YouTube.


• Sun 4/7/19 at - 8:00 PM

Marc Rebillet


Marc "Loop Daddy" Rebillet is a music producer known for his looping skills.


• Tue 4/16/19 at - 8:00 PM

Too Many Zooz


With the snowballing trend towards electronic instrumentation in music, it's easy to forget where it all first started: on street corners with real instruments, playing for tips, that is until you've heard Too Many Zooz. One part New Orleans Jazz, one part Caribbean Calypso and two parts fun, Too Many Zooz is a three-piece "brass house" band comprised of Matt Doe, Leo P, and King of Sludge. The group found their voice playing for change on New York's subway platforms, honing extremely danceable rhythms and melodies.


• Wed 4/17/19 at - 8:00 PM

Moon Hooch


Moon Hooch is a Brooklyn-based trio that formed in the summer of 2010. They play a fusion of house, dance, drum and bass, jazz, world, and classical music.


• Wed 4/17/19 at - 8:00 PM

The Werks

Rock,Jam Band,Electronic

Fusing the psychedelic shredding guitar and screaming organ of jam and classic rock with funk slap bass, synthesizers, and modern dance beats, The Werks create their own style of music entitled "Psychedelic Dance Rock."


• Sat 4/20/19 at - 9:00 PM

The Black Lips


Formed in Atlanta back in 2000, The Black Lips have veered into different genres over the years, from soft pop-punk, to Southern rock to garage rock. Their onstage antics are legendary, and in live performance they give all they've got. The band does get around, touring all over Europe from May into the beginning of June 2016.


• Tue 4/23/19 at - 8:00 PM

Deer Tick


Deer Tick is a four-piece group based in Providence, RI. Fronted by guitarist, singer-songwriter John McCauley, the band's sound encompasses punk, blues, folk, garage rock, grunge and country.


• Thu 4/25/19 at - 8:00 PM

Spring Fever: An 80's 90's Live Band Dance Party

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Dance Club


• Sat 4/27/19 at - 9:00 PM

Murder by Death


Murder by Death, which was formed in 2000 in Bloomington, Indiana (and was initially known as Little Joe Gould), plays a variety of music including instrumentals, rock and alternative country. The group is also known for using an electric cello, which adds a gothic sound.


• Tue 4/30/19 at - 8:00 PM

Della Mae


From songs that explore independence and urban adventure to timeless themes of love and loss, Della Mae brings acoustic grit and twang to town with no apologies.


• Sun 5/5/19 at - 8:00 PM

The Band Perry


The Band Perry, a CMA Award-winning and Grammy-nominated group, is comprised of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry. They grew up playing gigs in Mobile, AL, and made connections with Garth Brooks' manager, Bob Doyle, in 2008. After years of writing and recording music in Nashville, they had their first No. 1 single in December 2010 with 'If I Die Young,' which was written by lead singer Kimberly. Since then, their freshman album has gone on to sell over 500,000 copies.


• Thu 5/9/19 at - 8:00 PM

Delta Rae


Siblings Ian, Eric and Brittany Hollies grew up listening to their parents' record collection, which contained James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Fleetwood Mac and Paul Simon. The trio began writing songs together, and Brittany belted out the tunes in a brassy voice. They were eventually joined by their friend Elizabeth Hopkins, a singer, as well as drummer Mike McKee and bassist Grant Emerson.


• Fri 5/10/19 at - 8:00 PM

Meat Puppets


Grunge-rock princes The Meat Puppets formed in January 1980, in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Championed by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain for its groundbreaking punk-country sound, the Meat Puppets were most popular in the mid-1990s, after a guest appearance on Nirvana's 1993 MTV "Unplugged" performance and the release of the album 'Too High to Die' the following year.


• Wed 5/15/19 at - 8:00 PM