Arts & Culture

LYRICS BORN brings his classic hip-hop & boundless funk to Portland

LYRICS BORN brings his classic hip-hop & boundless funk to Portland

LYRICS BORN brings his classic hip-hop & boundless funk to Portland
 Feb 3

LYRICS BORN
with Educated Advocates and TBA
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Port City Music Hall
8:00 pm 18+ 
$15 Advance/ $18 Door/ $30 VIP
Tickets are available at http://www.portcitymusichall.com.
Promo Link : http://lyricsborn.com/promo/

Amongst the dusty records of the KDVS radio station at the University of California/Davis, Tom Shimura, who currently makes records as Lyrics Born, found too much to love. Sandwiched between gatefold LPs, 12-inch singles, dub versions and white-labels was a reservoir of inspiration that he would draw on for the following decades.

Portland Museum of Art 2010 Raffle - Last Chance to Enter!

Portland Museum of Art 2010 Raffle - Last Chance to Enter!

Last Day: Wed, Dec. 15

Raffle tickets: $10 each; $50 for 6; $100 for 13

Raffle items include: Rolex Watch from Springer's Jewelry, Print by Will Barnet, Thos. Moser Continuous Arm Chair, A Week's Stay in England, A Pair of L.L. Bean Bikes and a Claremont Hotel Getaway, and much more!

The lucky winners will be drawn at the Members' Opening Reception on Wednesday, December 15 for the exhibition Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008. Learn more...

Bill Kreutzmann & 7 Walkers

Bill Kreutzmann & 7 Walkers

Tuesday, December 14 at 8:00pm - December 15 at 1:00am
Location Port City Music Hall
504 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Created By 
Port City Music Hall
More Info Legendary drummer and co-founder of the Grateful Dead, Bill 
Kreutzmann, together with funky bluesman and voodoo electronic pioneer Papa 
Mali, officially unveil 7 Walkers' spring plans. 7 Walkers, which also 
features bass virtuoso George Porter Jr .(The Meters) and 
multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard (Willie Nelson and Friends), will stop at 
select markets and festivals through out the country, all in anticipation of 
a new album release. The complete list of currently confirmed tour dates is 
included below.

7 Walkers recently spent time at an Austin, Texas studio, recording an album 
to be released later this year.

Kimmy's 1st Annual ODD Ball

Saturday at 5:00pm - December 5 at 1:00am
Location:
Port City Music Hall
504 Congress St
Portland, ME

More Info: performers include Gypsy Tailwind, A Band Beyond Description, 
Elderberry Jam, Oogie James and the Satin Kings, and The Beat Horizon, Ken Grimsley & Ladies, Zig Zag, and Jordan Kaulbach and many other special guests.

Freaks! Food! Craft Vendors!

Tickets go on sale now! Purchase tickets ASAP because THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! NO CRYING AT THE DOOR!

Come one, come all to the 1st Annual ODD BALL! Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Port City Music Hall. Creative attire and attitude encouraged for this FUNdraiser. All proceeds will be donated to The Open Sky Fund: Providing Musical Instruments and Opportunities to children in Maine. There will be food, vending, freaks, oddities, and general mayhem! Keep December 4th open for FUN!!!!!!!! FUN!!!!!!!!!!

The Wood Brothers

Friday at 8:00pm - Saturday at 1:00am
Location: 
Port City Music Hall
504 Congress Street
Portland, ME

More Info: Oliver and Chris Wood, (of Medeski Martin & Wood), grew up in 
Boulder, Colorado. Sons of a Poet and a Microbiologist, they both took up music. Oliver moved to Atlanta and became a southerner. Chris moved to New York City and became a Yankee. Now, after years of musical and geographical separation they have reunited.

While in Atlanta, Oliver soaked up the roots of blues, the soul of the south, and found he had a talent for writing and singing songs. His band, King Johnson (named after Freddy King and Robert Johnson) toured mostly in the southern states. Meanwhile, Chris was living in Manhattan playing everything from free jazz to rock and roll.

Award Winning Chorus to Perform Holiday Concert Dec. 13th in South Portland

November 29, 2010, South Portland, ME.  Maine’s own Downeasters Barbershop Chorus, winner of the 2009 Northeastern District Chorus Championships, combines the joy of the season and the spirit of giving in a holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 13th at 7 PM at Mahoney Middle School. With singers from Saco to Lewiston/Auburn, the Downeasters will perform holiday favorites with proceeds benefiting the Cancer Community Center.

Audience members will be treated to seasonal holiday favorites in a variety of styles.  The holiday concert will take place on Monday, December 13th, 2010, at 7:00pm at Mahoney Middle School, 240 Ocean St.

J. COLE with Special Guest TBA @ Port City Music Hall

J. COLE
(with special guests TBA)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Port City Music Hall
8:00pm 18+  (Minors admitted with parent)
$22 Advance/ $25 Door/ $40 VIP
Tickets are available at http://www.portcitymusichall.com/ and at all Bull Moose Music locations.
The 24-year old North Carolina native J. Cole (born Jermaine Cole) is the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s new Roc Nation label. The success of his first singleWho Dat? lead to a 2010 BET's Rising Icon award. Cole made himself notable through a scholarly approach to the game – no small feat considering his Magna Cum Laude distinction upon graduating from St. John’s University.
If his sudden christening by JAY-Z shocked the haters, their doubts were quickly refuted when J. Cole dropped his recent mixtape The Warm Up, as well as a coveted guest verse on JAY-Z’s Blueprint 3 with “A Star is Born”. Soulful and strong, J.