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Fall ’22 semester Portland concert forecast

September 2, 2022

Kyra Tan

Sep. 7 at State Theatre – “Mt. Joy”
Mt. Joy, an indie rock band with infectious hits such as “Julia” and “Silver Lining” will be touring their newest album “Orange Blood” this fall, with a performance at State Theatre in Portland.

Sep. 8 & Sep. 9 at Thompson’s Point – “Summer Sunsets Live”
Summer Sunsets Live is a free series of concerts featuring live local bands like The Tangle and Darlin’ Corey, food trucks and alcohol vendors. With the venue jutting right out into the Atlantic, Summer Sunsets Live will be the last event at Thompson’s Point this year.

Sep. 11 at State Theatre – “She & Him”
You may have seen her playfully strumming the ukulele in “New Girl,” but it turns out Zooey Deschanel actually has a real band. Watch her and musical partner Matthew Stephen Ward shred their vintage-inspired setlist.

Sep. 12 at State Theatre – “The War on Drugs.”
A Philly-based rock band, The War on Drugs opened for The Rolling Stones this spring along with Phoebe Bridgers. They’ll be touring their 2021 album, “I Don’t Live Here Anymore.”

Sep. 21 at State Theatre – “Big Wild ft. Biig Piig”
Known for their hit “6’s to 9’s,” Big Wild will be hitting the road this fall with Irish singer Biig Piig. Sure to be a BIG night for indie music fans.

Sep. 27 at Portland House of Music – “Superorganism”
Superorganism, a London-based pop band who was called “an explosion of bubble-gum hooks,” by the New York Times will be touring their sophomore studio album “World Wide Pop.”

Oct. 6 at State Theatre – “King Princess”
Skyrocketing to fame in 2018 after release of her hit single “1950,” King Princess is known for her edgy and catchy songs, including “Pussy is God” and “Hit The Back,” both of which gained popularity on TikTok.

Oct. 6 at Cross Insurance Arena – “Walker Hayes”
Pop-country artist Walker Hayes is making the trip north for the tour of his album, “Country Stuff the Album.” His hit song, “Fancy Like,” features lyrics such as: “we fancy like Applebee’s on a date night” and “bougie like Natty in the styrofoam.”

Oct. 8 at Cross Insurance Arena – “Kodak Black, French Montana, Bobby Shmurda”
This trio will be taking over the Maine Mariners’ home ice for an evening. Known for songs like “Drowning,” and “Unforgettable,” these rappers will be gracing Vacationland and perhaps even performing numbers from Kodak Black and French Montana’s upcoming joint album.

Oct. 15 at State Theatre – “Hippo Campus”
A Minneapolis-based indie rock band, Hippo Campus is known for their raucous songs and technically tight guitar riffs, all cinched together with poignant, introspective lyrics. Hippo Campus will be touring their new album, “LP3,” this fall.

Oct. 31 at State Theatre – “Kurt Vile and the Violators”
If watching “The War On Drugs” perform Sep. 12 isn’t enough for you, support their former lead guitarist on his solo journey as he tours his album, “(watch my moves).”

Nov. 3 at Aura – “California Honeydrops”
This bluesy band will be playing at night club Aura with instruments ranging from a trumpet to a homemade gutbucket bass to a washboard to blowing across a jug like a flute.

Nov. 9 at Cross Insurance Arena – “Trey Anastasio Band and Goose”
Trey Anastasio, the lead guitarist of Phish, will be teaming up with jam band “Goose” for a double set evening of shows.

Nov. 12 at State Theatre – “Trampled by Turtles”
Another Minnesota-based band, Trampled by Turtles is a folk group whose fifth album stayed in the top ten on the bluegrass charts for a year. Reminiscent of songs being played around a campfire, the band plays both their own music and folk classics alike.

Nov. 13 at State Theatre – “Bright Eyes”
Known for songs like “First Day of My Life” and “Lua,” indie rock band Bright Eyes will be stopping in Maine this fall on their tour.


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