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609 Congress St., Portland, ME

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The Flaming Lips

Rock,Pop

Oklahoma's Flaming Lips have fashioned off-kilter, yet strangely beautiful, pop songs for years. With Wayne M. Coyne, Michael Ivins and Steven G. Drozd, the band have released twelve albums since 1985. Their latest is 'At War with the Mystics.'

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• Tue 8/21/18 at - 8:00 PM

John Hiatt & The Goners, Featuring Sonny Landreth

Country

Join us at The Fremont Theater in downtown SLO on Monday, March 19 for John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth, perform their Slow Turning album followed by a final set of greatest hits!

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• Sat 8/25/18 at - 8:00 PM

Lil Jon

Rap/Hip Hop

Jonathan Smith, AKA Lil Jon, is a hip-hop artist and DJ known for his work with the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz.

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• Sat 9/1/18 at - 8:00 PM

First Aid Kit

Folk

First Aid Kit is a duo from Sweden.

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• Thu 9/6/18 at - 8:00 PM

Robert Cray Band

Rock,Blues,R&B/Soul

For more than two decades, this Grammy award-winning singer/guitarist has brilliantly incorporated elements of soul and rock. His hits include "Don't Be Afraid of The Dark," "Take Your Shoes Off" and "Some Rainy Morning." His most recent recording is “4 Days of Forty Nights Live”

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• Thu 9/13/18 at - 8:00 PM

Dawes

R&B/Soul,Folk,Rock

Dawes is a four-piece rock band with some Americana and soul influences. The California rockers have topped Billboard charts with a fresh, yet vintage sound. Their 2016 album, "We’re All Gonna Die," was was produced by Grammy nominee Blake Mills. The record features ten original tracks and includes backing vocals from Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius, Mandy Moore and Will Oldham

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• Fri 9/14/18 at - 8:00 PM

RuPaul's Drag Race: War on the Catwalk

Gay and Lesbian,Fashion Show/Bridal

"War on the Catwalk" stars some of the contestants from Season 10 of "RuPaul’s Drag Race" on VH1, performing live on stage and rocking the catwalk. It's an evening of outstanding drag performances with your favorite queens.

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• Sat 9/15/18 at - 8:00 PM

Trampled by Turtles

Bluegrass,Folk

Trampled by Turtles is an original, non-traditional bluegrass band from Duluth, MN. Their energetic live performances and well-received albums, including 'Songs From a Ghost Town' and 'Blue Sky and the Devil,' have gained them a large and loyal fan base throughout the Midwest and beyond. They are currently in the midst of their winter tour to support their most recent album, 'Stars and Satellites,' and at each show they'll be auctioning off a special gift package that includes tickets, signed memorabilia and more. Proceeds from the auction will benefit WhyHunger.

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• Sun 9/16/18 at - 8:00 PM

Snow Patrol

Rock

The Scottish trio Snow Patrol became a critical success and fan favorite in the U.K. with the release of 1998's "Polar Bear" and "When It's All Over We Still Have To Clear Up," which came out in April of 2001. Their song 'Chasing Cars' rose to popularity after it was featured in the second season finale of "Grey's Anatomy." In 2018 they will be touring with Ed Sheeran.

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• Mon 9/17/18 at - 8:00 PM

Neko Case

Alternative,Country,Punk,Rock

Neko Case sings punk-fueled alternative country. Case won a steadily growing cult audience for her smoky, sophisticated vocals and the downcast beauty of her music.

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• Sat 9/22/18 at - 8:00 PM

Milky Chance

Pop

Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch – otherwise known as Milky Chance – met on the first day of school. The German duo met in an advanced music course at the start of 11th grade, and they creatively gelled right off the bat.

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• Tue 9/25/18 at - 8:00 PM

Pat Metheny

Jazz

The virtuoso guitarist Pat Metheny has been influential in both jazz and instrumental pop since he released his first album in 1976. He dedicates time to both his own projects and those of emerging artists and veterans alike.

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• Wed 10/3/18 at - 8:00 PM

Modest Mouse

Alternative,Rock,Pop

With its angular song structure and spacey vocals, Modest Mouse's thoughtful songs stay away from any predictable formula. Isaac Brock, Eric Judy and Jeremiah Green steer each song toward wherever they seem to want to go. Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr joined the band in late 2006.

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• Thu 10/4/18 at - 8:00 PM

Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Indie,Rock

Rainbow Kitten Surprise is an indie rock band from North Carolina.

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• Fri 10/5/18 at - 8:00 PM

Chromeo

Electronic,Funk

From the beginning, Chromeo made it clear that artful detachment, cheesy electro-funk breakdowns and gleaming plastic beats -- not serious intent or aggressive musical regime change -- were the name of their well-dressed game.

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• Sat 10/6/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary

Rock,Blues,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer

The pedigree of hallowed ‘60s trio Cream -- Ginger Baker’s son Kofi Baker, Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm Bruce and Eric Clapton’s nephew, Will Johns -- come together for the first time to pay homage to the band’s extraordinary legacy. Hear personal stories and songs such as “Sunshine of Your Love,” “Crossroads,” “Spoonful” and “White Room” and see the Cream offspring interplay with footage of their fathers and mentors on the big screen.

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• Sun 10/7/18 at - 8:00 PM

Atmosphere

Rap/Hip Hop,Electronic,World

The Twin Cities hip-hop group, consisting of rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/producer Ant (Anthony Davis), has been performing since 1989 and released nine studio albums, the latest being 2016's "Fishing Blues."

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• Wed 10/10/18 at - 8:00 PM

Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque 2018

Burlesque

SuicideGirls is bringing back a revamped version of the sexiest show on the planet for 2018. The Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve seen, filled with pop-culture references, a high-energy indie soundtrack, and a sexy choreographed strip tease to make your inner nerd explode with glee. Choreographed by one of their very own, the show includes numbers paying tribute to Star Wars, Stranger Things, Rick and Morty, Sailor Moon and lots more.

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• Sun 10/14/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Glitch Mob

Rap/Hip Hop

The Glitch Mob is a relentless sonic assault on the dance floor of ferocious drums, catastrophic sub bass, and sounds from another world and features three friends, Ooah, edIT and Boreta.

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• Fri 10/19/18 at - 8:00 PM

Dirty Heads

Acoustic,Reggae,Rap/Hip Hop

Dirty Heads is a five-piece reggae-rock band from Huntington Beach, California.

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• Sun 10/21/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Breeders

Alternative,Rock

Fronted by former Pixies bassist Kim Deal, the Breeders scored an alternative hit in 1993 with their 'Last Splash' album and expanded their following with main-stage appearances on the Lollapalooza tour. In addition to Deal, the group features her sister Kelley, Jose Medeles and Carrie Bradley.

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• Thu 10/25/18 at - 8:00 PM

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Jazz,Pop,Swing,Live Music in Bar/Club

Scott Bradlee is a composer, arranger and American pianist who got his start in jazz before turning to pop music. His Postmodern Jukebox project began on YouTube in 2011 infuses notable popular songs with jazz, swing and ragtime elements, or, as a Boston Globe writer put it "takes the pop hits of the text-and-Snapchat age and recasts them as meticulously arranged period pieces, from ragtime to doo-wop."

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• Wed 10/31/18 at - 8:00 PM

Maggie Rogers

Folk

Singer/songwriter Maggie Rogers, a Maryland native, unexpectedly found herself in the spotlight in 2016 after a video of Pharrell Williams listening to her song "Alaska" went viral. Within a short time she'd gained 100K Facebook followers and her two previous albums were racking up serious plays on Bandcamp. A mastered version of "Alaska" went on to receive over a million plays on Spotify.

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• Sat 11/3/18 at - 8:00 PM

Dweezil Zappa: Choice Cuts World Tour

Rock

Renowned guitarist Dweezil Zappa embarks on a new tour entitled "Choice Cuts," featuring "A collection of the meatiest" tracks from Frank's repertoire. Joining him are lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Adam Minkoff, Cian Coey and core members Ryan Brown, Kurt Morgan, Christ Norton and Scheila Gonzalez.

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• Mon 11/5/18 at - 8:00 PM

Iron & Wine

Alternative,Folk

Iron and Wine is the stage name for Sam Beam, a Florida native whose lo-fi demos caught the attention of Sub Pop honcho Jonathan Poneman. Beam's first studio album, 'Our Endless Numbered Days,' garnered great press and considerable exposure, with music appearing in such films as 'Garden State' and 'In Good Company.' Iron & Wine's fifth studio album, 'Ghost on Ghost,' explores pop sounds while exhibiting jazz and R&B influences.

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• Tue 11/6/18 at - 7:30 PM

Kathleen Madigan

Stand Up Comedy

Madigan is one of the most popular comedians on the comedy club and theater circuit. She was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic. She has two one-hour specials on Netflix and has appeared on HBO and Showtime. She has also released five CDs.

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• Thu 11/8/18 at - 8:00 PM

Big Head Todd & The Monsters

Rock

Big Head Todd and The Monsters have built a large, dedicated following for their roots rock. Twenty-five years after releasing their first album, the group is still going strong with their new album, 'Black Beehive," released in early 2014.

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• Fri 11/9/18 at - 8:00 PM

Young the Giant

Rock,Indie

Rolling Stone calls the Los Angeles quintet "a modern-rock melting pot:" Lead singer Sameer Gadhia's parents are Indian immigrants, bassist Payam Doostzadeh is Persian-American and drummer Francois Comtois is from Quebec.

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• Sat 11/10/18 at - 8:00 PM

I'm With Her

Folk

I'm With Her is a musical collaboration between singer/songwriters Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan.

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• Sun 11/11/18 at - 8:00 PM

Dark Star Orchestra

Rock,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Jam Band

The Dark Star Orchestra is a Grateful Dead cover band with a unique approach. The group covers actual Dead set lists with the same arrangements from classic Dead performances.

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• Thu 11/15/18 at - 8:00 PM