Port City Music Hall
In This Moment

In This Moment

Motionless In White, New Years Day, DED, Little Miss Nasty

Wed, October 23, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$35 Advance / $40 Day of Show / $999 VIP Experience

This event is all ages

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. State Theatre box office will open one hour before doors night of show.

In This Moment
In This Moment
Mother Maria’s Midnight Mass Ultimate VIP Experience
• (1) General Admission Ticket
• Exclusive Meet & Greet with Maria in the ritual VIP tent
• Limited Edition Mother Maria autographed Schecter Guitar
• Person Photo Op with Maria Brink
• VIP viewing of the first 2 songs of “In This Moment” set
• Autographed Mother Maria 8x10, set list and poem
• Exclusive Merchandise Item
• Commemorative Mother Maria VIP Laminate

Nature counts the black widow spider amongst its most fascinating and dangerous anomalies. The female arachnid often devours its mate after copulation. It's both a delicate and dangerous predator. In This Moment isn't all that different from this enigmatic beast. Led by frontwoman Maria Brink, the Los Angeles hard rock outfit strikes with a seductive metallic bite on their aptly titled fifth full-length album, Black Widow.

"Black Widow is a metaphor for this innocent young girl who gets infected with life, traumas, experiences, and the balance of light and darkness," explains Maria. "She becomes this poised and powerful creature. That's the album."

"We went into this with the title Black Widow," says lead guitarist Chris Howorth. "It fits the image of Maria as this powerful heroine. If you think of the boys in the audience watching our stage show, she's like the black widow pulling them all in."

The record, the first for the band on Atlantic Records, picks up where the group's 2012 breakthrough, Blood, left off. That album saw In This Moment debut at #15 on the Billboard Top 200, their highest chart position to date, and eventually sold over 250,000 units in the U.S. alone. It also spawned the single "Blood," which rose to #9 on the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock Songs charts. A sold out headline tour, HELLPOP, followed, as well as appearances at the Uproar Festival and Rock On The Range, and jaunts with Shinedown and Papa Roach. After the whirlwind of Blood subsided, Maria and Chris retreated to Las Vegas in February 2014 to begin working on what would become Black Widow with longtime producer Kevin Churko [Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch].

While writing and recording in the studio, Maria and Chris both tapped into the fearless ethos that characterized Blood, inciting their next creative evolution in the process.

"It's almost like I was growing up in this industry," Maria admits. "I swear I went from a girl to a woman. I used to hold myself back, and I had all of these fears. I woke up one day and realized it doesn't matter what anybody thinks. We have to do what we want to do. When I did that, I was freed. We could do this big grandiose show, and we could make the music we wanted. It began with Blood. That's where we started to come alive and figure out who we really are. We let go of any walls and limitations. Black Widow is us doing what's in our hearts."

"Black Widow is a progression from the last record," Chris affirms. "That opened up the floodgates for us. There were no boundaries. We could just go for it. We weren't afraid of any ideas. We didn't worry about anyone's opinion. We approached the music with that attitude."

Their boundless approach shines through in album opener "Sex Metal Barbie." Tempering an industrial crunch and sexually charged synths with gnashing riffs and hauntingly hypnotic vocal delivery, the track instantly transfixes, calling out haters who hide behind keyboards.

"People can be so cruel on the Internet," she sighs. "I actually don't read anything negative about me or the band anymore. I don't let myself get sucked into that. In the end, music comes down to someone's personal perception of what they love. It's not meant for everyone. I wanted to empower myself with that online negativity somehow. I literally went on these sites and read mean things and rumors about me. I wrote them down and transformed them into lyrics for the song. I turned it all around."

"That was the second song we did," the guitarist recalls. "It came from Maria saying, 'What about building a metal song around a cool hip-hop beat?' Everything was constructed piece by piece, and it was very experimental. Once we finished the song, we felt like we had something special. It was a catalyst for more music."
Meanwhile, "Sick Like Me" begins with an eerie buzz before snapping into muscular distortion and a propulsive guitar gallop. Everything explodes on an anthemic sing-a-long hook.

"It's about when somebody loves you for everything you are," she states. "They love you even for what you consider flaws. It's that vision of people who are super eccentric and twisted, but they're perfect like that because that's who they are. They're meant to be."

Then there's "Big Bad Wolf," which bares its teeth with a bludgeoning riff, keyboard swell, and piercing scream. "It was destined to be a faster song," adds Chris. "Maria did this choppy, cool Mike Patton-style verse. It became really intense."

Maria smiles, "I like to say I have the Big Bad Wolf in me and this Little Piggy in me. In my perception, the Big Bad Wolf is the enlightened and loving part of myself, whereas the Little Piggy is the dark side. I have a natural pull towards darker things. It's the internal struggle of those two animals in me, but I realize both are very necessary for all of us. I need to embrace that fire, be wild and primal. That's important too."

In This Moment also teamed up with Shinedown's Brent Smith for the stunning duet "Sexual Hallucination." It’s an elegant electronic-infused piece that drips sexuality and darkness.

"We love Brent and Shinedown," Chris continues. "We didn't think we'd have a shot at getting him, but he instantly said yes. The song is a little different for him, and he jumped at the chance to do it."

One of the album's most powerful moments comes on the piano-driven rumination "The Fighter." Contrasted with the resounding stark keys, Maria's voice proves especially potent. She goes on, "It's embracing and accepting who I am. I used to think something was wrong with me. I've come to learn I'm perfect in how fucked up I am. I wouldn't have these songs to sing or be able to connect with people without that."

Ultimately, that connection with fans is what drives the band. "Their loyalty is incredible," declares Maria. "It comes down to us doing this for ourselves and our fans. We owe it all to them, and we're excited for everybody to experience this. This is who we are, and it's for them."
Motionless In White
Motionless In White
Since 2006, Motionless In White has won over audiences around the globe with their aggressive music and arresting imagery, rapidly rising to the upper echelon of modern rock. Albums such as 2010’s Creatures and 2012’s Infamous would galvanize a rabid fan base around the band - currently comprised of lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, and drummer Vinny Mauro. Motionless In White’s 2014 LP, Reincarnate, reached new heights, bowing at #9 on the Billboard “Top 200” and claiming #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart. GRAVEYARD SHIFT, the band’s latest album arrived in 2017 to critical acclaim, once again topping Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart led by the Top 20 Active Rock hit “LOUD (F*ck It),” as well as the thunderous singles “Eternally Yours” and “Necessary Evil.”  “Motionless In White make sure to leave no gravestone unturned as they explore the vast underworld of rock,” declared Alternative Press, while Rock Sound avowed, “Every cut brings something new to the table… tugging at the heartstrings one moment and cutting straight to the bone the next.
New Years Day
New Years Day
DED
DED
If you're not pissed off, then you're not paying attention. Ded thrives on the aggressive spirit that is authentic to the heavy music genre. "There is an honesty and attitude about heavy music that I don't feel as often anymore" says lead singer Joe Cotela – "and we want to bring that back". Ded is loud and aggressive - but it serves as a positive outlet: the band produces an unapologetic sound that draws from the art of fantasy and expressive screams. Their debut album "Mis-An-thrope" has made an impact across the Rock world.

Ded was born in the music scene of Phoenix, Arizona and has been together for almost 3 years. Band members Joe Cotela (Vocals), David Ludlow (Guitar), Kyle Koelsch (Bass), and Matt Reinhard (Drums) developed a friendship and ultimately a musical partnership that mixes horror and dark imagery to develop a familiar, yet unique sound that sets them apart from other bands. Cotela says “With our music - we want to make the listener feel like how you feel after you’ve watched a really good horror movie – on edge, jittery... And very much alive”. They incorporate these volatile elements into their lyrics – with the hopes that it will breathe new life into the hard-core genre. Imagine an inspired take on outward thinking that transcends screaming, and low tuned riffs. Their sound is meant to “be in your face and tell it like it is”, while paying homage to Korn and Pantera, who served as early inspirations. Ded are also influenced by more recent bands like Slipknot and Bring Me The Horizon. This is modern hard rock & alternative metal that goes beyond anger - including themes like existentialism and ego in everyday life. The lyrics are timely and resonate with an audience navigating the chaotic world we live in.
The band’s work ethic, drive, and dedication led them to record an EP that quickly made the rounds of the music industry, and started a buzz that opened doors. Using that as a springboard, the band hit the road and toured with Beartooth, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Every Time I Die, Upon a Burning Body, The Acacia Strain, John 5, Powerman 5000, and Insane Clown Posse among others.

Their touring helped grow awareness in the business and brought them to the attention of producer John Feldmann (Disturbed, Blink-182, Beartooth). Their collaboration with Feldmann culminated in the band signing with Jordan Schur @ Suretone Records – who discovered and grew the careers of platinum rock acts Staind and Limp Bizkit, among others. Suretone released their first song and video for “FMFY” in December 2016.

2017 was very busy year for Ded - they played all Major Rock U.S. festivals, played more than 150 live shows and toured 25 + dates with KORN and Stone Sour. Both of their 1st two singles "Anti-Everything" and "Remember The Enemy" reached the Top 20 on the Active Rock Radio charts. "Anti-Everything" was #8 on SiriusXM Octane's Top 10 for 2017 and they named the band "Artist Discovery of the Year". They won the Kilpop/Rock Radio Award for Metal Debut of the Year". "Anti-Everything" & "Remember The Enemy" were featured on high profile curated Hard Rock & Metal playlists at all major streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Music, Youtube, and Google Play Music. The video for "Anti-Everything" has more than 1.4 million views on Youtube. The band is repped by CAA for booking.
Their 3rd single "Hate Me" recently peaked at #28 on the Active Rock Radio charts and has been featured on key playlists including Spotify's "Rock Hard", Apple Music's "Breaking Hard Rock", Amazon Music's "Fresh Rock" and "Introducing Rock", Pandora "New Rock", Youtube and Google Play Music's "Hard Rock Hotlist".
Little Miss Nasty
The most buzzed about rock and roll burlesque group in the United States, LITTLE MISS NASTY brings the edgiest and sexiest goddesses to stages all across the country. These badass babes have been very busy touring North America as headliners as well as playing support act to bands the likes of In This Moment, Motionless In White, Lords Of Acid, Starset and New Years Day among others. Along with performing continuously sold out shows at ongoing residencies in several west coast cities, LITTLE MISS NASTY also has a wildly popular Las Vegas show with performances happening weekly in SIn City.

LITTLE MISS NASTY is a fully choreographed production full of unexpected surprises. These empowered women are redefining what it means to be a modern, sexy and badass woman of today. Each member of LITTLE MISS NASTY is a true rock star on stage. The show is set to an unbeatable music backdrop that includes songs, remixes and mash ups from Led Zeppelin, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Iggy Pop, Nine Inch Nails, Pantera, Rob Zombie, Bikini Kill, Rage Against The Machine and many other cutting edge classics.

A little bit Rock & Roll, a little bit Burlesque, a lot of high-energy dance and over the top performance art. LITTLE MISS NASTY completely takes over any room, any stage and gives you that feeling that you are at the biggest concert of your life. Nothing is predictable. Nothing is ordinary. LITTLE MISS NASTY'S mission is to empower, break down boundaries, push the limits and most importantly to entertain and leave audiences with a night to remember. Rock & Roll isn't necessarily a musical genre, it's and attitude to LITTLE MISS NASTY. Because of that the group is able to easily mesh well with all different types of music artists and help to create very successful tour packages. LITTLE MISS NASTY has performed over 500 shows to over a half a million people. LITTLE MISS NASTY has successfully created a brand new lane for live touring entertainment.

LITTLE MISS NASTY has amassed celebrity fans as its toured and performed across the U.S. including Lady Gaga, Josh Brolin, Adam DeVine, Tinashe, Drew Carey, Matt Skiba (blink-182), Jenna Dewan and Sasha Grey, amongst many others.

LITTLE MISS NASTY is without a doubt the hottest, most modern, sexy, female empowerment brand out there.
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.statetheatreportland.com/