I believe I should begin this post with a disclaimer and state that I am suffering from a severe case of either wet brain or just straight up loss of brain cells after last evening’s ridiculous Trailer Park Boys show at The State Theatre. With that being said, thank you, Lauren Wayne and my apologies to the rest of you. Regardless of my brain rot or not, I’m still going to hoist myself up by the seat of my Party Pants and do it to it this Saturday evening and I encourage you all to do the same. Here’s what’s going down this Saturday night.
Eternal Otter Records welcomes you to celebrate Beltane with them this Saturday evening. Beltane is the equidistant point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice and tonight actually marks the largest ‘Supermoon’ in years. Tonight’s ceremony will begin at 6pm at the Top of the World Park on Munjoy Hill and will include a communal picnic, a maypole erection as well as live performances from Wes Hartley, A Severe Joy and Correspondences. The party continues throughout the evening with a lighted procession from the park to Zero Station where there will be libations from Urban Farm Fermentory and an all night dance party courtesy of DJ Che Ros and CIRKLETWERK.
It’s double party time over at The Big Easy in Portland this evening where The Fogcutters are celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby all in one. Shine up those shoes and get ready to dance the night away with Portland’s premiere big band starting at 8 o’clock this evening.
Empire Dine and Dance invites you to pay tribute to the life and music of the legendary Levon Helm this evening with a screening of the epic concert documentary The Last Waltz followed by music of The Band performed by some of Portland’s best, but mostly just Dominic and The Lucid who reprise their Band tribute for this evening only. Don’t you do it, don’t you break their hearts and be sure to head over to The Empire starting at 9 tonight.
WMPG’s annual Fashion Show Benefit will be taking place this evening over at The Asylum. The show features local fashion designers presenting their work in a fast-paced, high fashion setting with a hometown touch, but what’s fashion without music really? Tonight show will also feature performances from Dark Follies as well as an electro funk dance party to close out the evening. The show starts at 6 and the dance party begins at 9 with sets from DJ Funky PJ, Ryan Tapia, Silverchild and Corbin. The wonderful Foo Crew will also be on hand providing slick visuals for the party. Show your local fashionistas some support this evening and check it out.
Maine native Rachel Efronreturns to Portland this evening for a show at One Longfellow Square in promotion of her latest album, Put Out The Stars. Pennsylvania pop-rocker Liz Longley joins her for this show that kicks off right around 8pm tonight.
Oh man, I love arm wrestling. I am the absolute worst at it because I have the upper body strength of an 84 year old man and bruise like a banana, but I will arm wrestle anyone, anytime. That being said there’s an awesome event taking place at Mayo Street Arts that sounds like a helluva time. Tonight Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland take the stage to battle it out for charity. $5 gets you in and all proceeds will benefit MSA and Mensk, not only that, but The Beach Zombies will be on hand providing tunes for toughies to get down to. Things get started at 8.
Tonight up and coming electro-soul rockers The Other Bones celebrate the release of their EP Hinges over at Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge in Portland. GinLab and Rotating Taps will also be on hand to provide some live tunes and DJ Brotown will be spinning tunes in between bands and closing the night out with a dance party. Things get started at 8 o’clock and the event is totally free, so check it out.
A Robot Booking and Promotions presents a full evening of punk rock and roll over at Geno’s in Portland this evening. Tonight you can punch dance out your rage to sets from Powerss, Come Back Pluto and The If In Life. Things get cranking right around 9 o’clock.
If you’re in the South Portland area and looking to enjoy a little acoustic music, positive vibes and crunchy jams then make your way over to Sea Dog Brewing Company where Mellow Endeavor will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo from 8 to 11pm.
And for those of you in the Auburn area you can head over to Club Texas to shake it out this Saturday with local alternative rock heroes Rustic Overtones. I hear the fellas have just put the finishing touches on a new album, so be sure to check ‘em out this evening beginning at 9.