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State Theatre

609 Congress St., Portland, ME

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www.statetheatreportland.com

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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

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live

Film,Interactive,Sketch Comedy,Improv

Join Joel Hodgson, creator/host of the acclaimed “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show, and host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring an all-new live touring production of MST3K to a city near you. Appearing with Joel and Jonah live on stage will be robot companions Crow, Tom Servo and Gypsy, along with Synthia (Rebecca Hanson) and her Bonehead henchmen. Of course, it wouldn’t be MST3K without the ever-present surveillance of the Mads, Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and TV’s Son of TV’s Frank (Patton Oswalt) checking up on their unwilling test subjects via remote video. The tour consists of two separate, completely unique shows, each with separate admissions. Fans wanting the complete tour experience should purchase two tickets, one for each show. Each event will include all the things expected from an MST3K experience: a cheesy B movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches plus audience participation!

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• Tue 10/9/18 at - 7:30 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

SuicideGirls: 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

Seether

Rock,Metal

The South African rock band Seether plays a style of heavy metal mostly associated with the post-grunge era of alternative music, complete with self-obsessed lyrics and a sound that mixes crunchy distortion with brooding texture. The group played main stage on the Uproar Festival alongside bands Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate, and supported 3 Doors Down on their European tour. The band is touring in 2017 to support "Poison The Parish."

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• Sat 11/17/18 at - 8:00 PM

Snails

Rap/Hip Hop,Dance/House,Electronic

Snails is a Montreal-based producer and DJ who pushes a forward-thinking brand of dance music combining hip-hop rhythms, dirty bass lines and off-kilter sound design.

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• Mon 11/26/18 at - 8:00 PM

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Classical Dance,Holiday

Moscow Ballet's company of almost 40 dancers thrills audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. Great Russian Nutcracker performances boast the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes and shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects.

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• Sun 12/2/18 at - 3:00 PM

Rubblebucket

Rock,Funk,Pop

Rubblebucket is an eight-piece band from Brooklyn, led by trumpeter Alex Toth and fronted by the alluring vocals of Kalmia Traver. The band is known for blurring the lines between psychedelic indie rock and upbeat dance, merging them in unexpected, left-field arrangements.

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• Fri 12/7/18 at - 8:00 PM