Maine ACLU Benefit Concert
Spose, Weakened Friends, Bright Boy, Jeff Beam, Sunset Hearts, Amarantos Quartet, Anna Lombard
Fri, March 10, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Port City Music Hall
$10 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $25 Preferred Seating
This event is 18 and over
NOTE: This concert is not an affiliated entity of the ACLU. This is an independent effort donating proceeds.
Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. PCMH box office will open one hour before doors night of show.http://www.portcitymusichall.com/event/1436926/
Spose has since left Universal and released his independent album "The Audacity!" - which peaked at #6 on the iTunes hiphop albums chart.
Spose has performed with international acts such as Drake, J. Cole, B.o.B., Wiz Khalifa, Ke$ha, Weezer, Stone Temple Pilots, Cage the Elephant, Mike Posner, and Kardinal Offishal. He has also performed with the cream of the underground hip-hop crop: 7L & Esoteric, Brother Ali, Sean Price, Ill Bill, Kool Keith, Mac Lethal & more.
Spose recently launched his website label's web site at http://www.pdank.com/ as well as an online store through Maine-based indie record chain Bull Moose Music called Spose*Mart at http://www.bullmoose.com./
" "Gloomy Tunes” is a gleeful throwback to the badass lady rock of the 1990s and early 2000s, that zips along at pop-punk speed but ends up sounding more like the kid sister to Liz Phair or current snotty punk trendsetters Potty Mouth." - Bangor Daily News
"Homegrown furious noise rock" - Boston Herald
"Their new EP, Gloomy Tunes, a collection of four upbeat, supercharged songs that lyrically reflect the confusion and chaos of modern life" - Vanyaland
His lyrics contain observations on humanity, existence, perception, and the attempt to find inner peace amidst a tumultuous outer world. Musically, Beam seeks to fuse together unorthodox pop melody with psychedelic sound textures & colorful instrumentation.
Jeff Beam has opened for many national artists, including Deer Tick, Marco Benevento, Wintersleep, Jefferson Starship, and White Hinterland.
With this foundation, Amarantos draws from the traditional classical canon but also from other musical genres. Violist, arranger, and composer Bryan Brash has adapted and continues to adapt many works, from tangos, to jazz, to pop songs, for the quartet. The group also seeks to bring their music out of the traditional concert hall and into venues where classical string players can reach new audiences. Though some might see it as innovative or progressive, this decision is partially motivated by the origins of chamber music and the string quartet, when performances were often held in smaller venues where performer and spectator could be close and even interactive. So, while you can experience Amarantos Quartet’s music in a more traditional concert format, you can also catch them playing more casually in environments such as a cocktail bar or a house-concert.
Since coming together in Portland, Maine in 2013, the group has performed with pop artist Halsey on The TonightShow with Jimmy Fallon; on Sofar Sounds Maine on their own, and again as guests of artist Sara Hallie Richardson; at the TEDxDirigo Mavericks and Misfits; on The Cold River Radio Show; at The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center; and also regularly throughout Maine and the greater Portland area on their own and in collaboration with many other artists.
Port City Music Hall
504 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101