Winter ’22-23 Portland concert forecast
November 4, 2022
Nov. 18 at State Theatre – “Godspeed You! Black Emperor”
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, an experimental, noisy band from Montreal that employs film-loop projections in its shows, is coming to Portland for its first tour in years.
Nov. 21 at SPACE Gallery – “Will Sheff of Okkervil River”
Leader of Texas-based group Okkervil River, Will Sheff is touring his debut solo album “Nothing Special.”
Nov. 25 at Aura – “Guided by Voices”
These Matador Records graduates and alternative rockers have been around since the ’90s, and they’re on tour this winter to support their newest project “Scalping the Guru.”
Dec. 1 at State Theatre – “Rubblebucket”
Led by musical duo Alex Toth and Kalmia Traver, pop band Rubblebucket is known for its funk-forward basslines and ecstatic production—there will be a horn section.
Dec. 7 & 8 at Portland House of Music – “Moon Hooch”
Starting as street performers in the New York City Subway, Moon Hooch is now coming to Maine for a two-night stint at the Portland House of Music. This dance-oriented percussion trio consisting of two saxophonists and a drummer is an unconventional must-see.
Dec. 9 at State Theatre – “Ballroom Thieves”
New England indie folk project Ballroom Thieves is on tour to support its latest album “Clouds,” written about the allure and the difficulties of touring.
Dec. 10 at Aura – “Thievery Corporation”
Electronic duo Thievery Corporation has managed to bring musical influences from every corner of the world into the fold of acid jazz and trip-hop. Fellow electronic musician Emancipator will be opening.
Dec. 18 at State Theatre – “FOALS”
Rock band FOALS has departed from math rock and ventured into poppier territory. You can hear this evolution in their 2022 release “Life is Yours,” which they’ll play in Portland this December.
Dec. 28 & 29 at State Theatre – “Dark Star Orchestra”
Come to State Theatre to hear Dark Star Orchestra, a Grateful Dead cover band formed in Chicago.
Jan. 21 at SPACE Gallery – “Slaughter Beach, Dog”
Ex-frontman of Modern Baseball, Jake Ewald created this indie folk band when suffering from writer’s block eight years ago. The group is currently touring in support of its 2022 album “Live at the Cabin.”
Feb. 9 at State Theatre – “Big Head Todd and the Monsters”
Colorado rockers Big Head Todd and the Monsters have totaled over 3,500 live performances, including playing for the Denver Broncos Super Bowl parade. Come watch them do what they do best at the State Theatre.
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lol at describing Godspeed as a “noisy band”. #NailedIt