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Decompression Chamber Music Season Six/Concert #4

Monday, April 21, 2014   6:00 PM
CONCERT #4
"The Mediterranean Diet"

Repertoire: Joaquín Turina: "La Oración del Torero", Hugo Wolf: "Italian Serenade", Giacomo Puccini: "Crisantemi"

This "rush hour" concert series is designed for you! Stop in for an entertaining hour on your way home from work. Bring a date! Have glass of wine, listen to beautiful music, become a connoisseur!

($15 adv | $20 door | 6PM)

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Live & Local at OLS with Micromasse & Sea Level

Tuesday, April 22, 2014   8:30 PM
Micromasse is a trio of established Portland musicians featuring organist Peter Dugas, guitarist Max Cantlin and drummer Chris Sweet. Inspired by the great jazz organ groups of the fifties and sixties, Micromasse also draws from traditional and contemporary African and Latin music.

The solo project of producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Capaldi, Sea Level combines elements of hip-hop, jazz, indie rock and orchestral film music into a unique electronically manipulated sound. Through the use of an elaborate series of loopers, samplers and live instruments, Dan performs over an assortment of sounds all of which have been created himself and mixed on the fly.

(Tickets $5 | 8:30PM | No Service Fee)
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Connor Garvey Trio │ Sorcha ~ Trio │ Jenee Halstead

Thursday, April 24, 2014   8:00 PM
An exciting triple bill of local songwriters!
CONNOR GARVEY TRIO
“The songs of Connor Garvey have that rare and balanced blend of refreshing lyric, inventive guitar work, and mesmerizing grooves, all powered by his clear and agile singing voice. Ranging from funky to sensitive, serious to playful, they convey the kind of inspiration found in a reverent pursuer of life's depths and joys. Whether it's hearing him live on stage or on one of his recordings I'm always uplifted and amazed." - Chris Cunningham - Storyhill & Basecamp Recording
Connor Video
SORCHA ~ TRIO
Sorcha’s powerful “sultry and jazzy” voice captures the blues, jazz, country and soul influences in her music. “Sorcha displays some serious bravado...impressive range…she travels all over the musical spectrum and unveils a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability.” (Portland Phoenix). Performing this evening with bass and drums.
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“For those who like a voice packed with an emotional charge, yet soft on the ears, as well as mesmerically told stories a little on the enigmatic side, then Jenee Halstead—made of utterly raw, singer-songwriting talent—will take you on an immensely enjoyable journey.” - Emily Sexton, Maverick Magazine
Jenee Video

($10 adv | $15 door | 8PM | No service Fee)
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The Tarbox Ramblers

Friday, April 25, 2014   8:00 PM
Taking listeners to a place where Appalachian music, ancient blues and gospel come together in powerful, unexpected combinations, The Tarbox Ramblers are left-field traditionalists whose rough-hewn, direct sound has drawn raves from Rolling Stone, All Things Considered, The New Yorker and many more.
This is old-soul music, and in freewheeling shows at clubs and festivals throughout the US and Canada, The Ramblers have played it to considerable effect, making converts of audiences wherever they’ve gone. Robert Plant caught the group’s live show and asked them to open his tour dates right on the spot; he later tapped them as backing band for a set with Alison Krauss at The Rock Hall of Fame’s Leadbelly Tribute.

"Between the fiddle, string bass, drums and slide guitar, you won't know what hit you." - The New Yorker
"Intoxicatingly original... They take forgotten music and breathe a freshness into it that lights up the room, causing folks to take a collective leave of their senses." - The Boston Globe


"Between the fiddle, string bass, drums and slide guitar, you won't know what hit you" – The New Yorker

"Intoxicatingly original... They take forgotten music and breathe a freshness into it that lights up the room, causing folks to take a collective leave of their senses. . . " – The Boston Globe "At the heart of Tarbox’s music is his guitar, as raw as it is charismatic. It creates an electricity that courses through every song.” - Twangville.com Video!

($15 adv | $20 door | 8PM)
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Ryan Montbleau

Saturday, April 26, 2014   8:00 PM

Vocal styles reminiscent of the ‘70s, funky R&B with stripped down blues songwriting in a rare solo acoustic performance!

Just Announced! Tall Heights, from Boston will be opening for Montbleau.

Ryan is one of the lucky musicians who experimented with singing in college, and discovered the creation of music at the right time. In 1999, he began playing and working in the House Of Blues in Boston. From there, he started playing with a percussionist which would be the birth of the Ryan Montbleau Band. The group debuted their first collective album, One Fine Color in 2006.
Ryan has opened for groups like John Hammond, Melissa Ferrick, Ani DiFranco, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Martin Sexton!
What makes him so interesting is both the songwriting, and how he plays his songs. He does both acoustic shows, and shows with the whole band. As with many artists, an acoustic show provides different versions and experiences with songs than when he has his funky-Americana fueled band behind him. His voice suits both types of shows, with his jazzy soulful tone. Whether you’re listening to him play in a coffee shop, or rocking a festival in the middle of July, the one thing that will be consistent is his ability to bring it. (from Shakedown Blog)

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($15 adv | $20 door | 8PM)

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OLS Sunday Jazz Brunch

Sunday, April 27, 2014   10:00 AM

You know what Sundays on the West End have been missing?
JAZZ BRUNCH.


Come on out to OLS' next Jazz Brunch, enjoy some live music along with some hot coffee (with or without amaretto or Jameson...), Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and a selection of breakfast foods (for purchase)! And stick around from 12 - 1 for an hour long jazz jam. Bring an instrument and join in on the fun! This event is FREE to all OLS Members, just check in at the bar. $8 ticket for non-members, 11am to 2pm

John Clark has assembled an all star band "The Jazz Workshop" to play one Sunday each month from 11am to 2pm. Join John on bass, Tracy McMullen on sax, Frank Mauceri on sax, Carl Dimow on flute, Glenway Fripp on piano, and Peter McLaughlin on drums.

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Live & Local with Model Airplane

Tuesday, April 29, 2014   8:30 PM
Model Airplane is a soul/funk collective of Portland's premiere musicians. Nearly 10 years ago MA got its start with Dan Boyden, Pete Genova, and Lyle Divinsky as its captains. Over the years MA has grown into something of a phenomenon, landing only a few times a year, but making memories every time they take the stage. And Lucky for MA fans the summer of 2014 will see a few MA appearances. Kicking off with their May appearance at OLS! Once you've had a taste, you'll never miss another show again.

Model Airplane delivers a funkalicious soul explosion that doesn't give you a choice but to dance. Try not to have a good time when you see them, try it, I dare you.

(Tickets $5 | 8:30PM | No Service Fee)
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Kids & Teens Open Stage

Saturday, May 03, 2014   12:00 PM

The Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) and One Longfellow Square (OLS) are excited to announce that they are partnering on a new program called "Kids & Teens Open Stage". This program, made possible by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation, kicks off in January and will allow students an opportunity to perform live on the OLS stage, either as solo performers or with their full bands.

Each Kids & Teens Open Stage will also feature a performance by a different artist or band from Portland's thriving local music scene. MAMM & OLS are hoping that this will help to fill the void in Portland's all-ages music scene, as there are very few opportunities for young students to see local musicians perform live.

The shows will kick off at 12 pm and admission will cost $5. Students who sign up to perform attend for free.
For more information or to sign up to perform at the Kids & Teens Open Stage event, call MAMM at 899-3433 or email - info@maineacademyofmodernmusic.org.

MAMM Website

($5 at the door only | 12 PM | No Service Fee)
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Antje Duvekot

Saturday, May 03, 2014   8:00 PM

Blending uncommonly beautiful vocals with one of the sharpest poetic sensibilities in her field, Duvekot has a remarkable ability to make us believe she is whispering secrets in our ear, and we know that she believes every word she sings. Antje's newest CD is called "New Siberia" and was produced by Richard Shindell who says, "What a blessing to have worked with someone as talented as Antje. With a voice like hers, and songs as good as these, a producer just tries to get out of the way, to do no harm, and to let the artist speak for herself."
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($15 adv | $20 door | 8PM)
Jenna Lindbo will open the show!
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Live & Local with Dave Gutter & Mike Taylor

Tuesday, May 06, 2014   8:30 PM
Dave Gutter is most recognizable here in Portland as the front man for Rustic Overtones and Paranoid Social Club but what you may not know is that he has also been a songwriter for Tedeschi Trucks, Eric Krasno, Talib Kweli, and other Grammy Award Winning artists. Dave has toured all over the country with his various projects, while his solo project toured nationally in front of Ray Lamontagne. Dave's soulful voice and stellar songwriting have been a draw for over 20 years-he is a vocal powerhouse whose live performance is not to be missed!

Mike Taylor has been writing songs since he was a teenager, and is the frontman for several successful Portland based projects, including Royal Hammer and The Awesome. Not to mention, he's also been a member of Rustic Overtones for several years. His solo set includes originals and covers, reinterpreted by the mind of a true musician's musician. One writer called Mike Taylor's songwriting "pure genius," his solo acoustic performance "will strike you to the depth of your soul".

(Tickets $5 | 8:30PM | No Service Fee)
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Eric Bettencourt

Friday, May 09, 2014   8:00 PM
NEW CD!

Portland's own Eric Bettencourt had decided to take his unique songwriting and singing style to Austin, Texas and One Longfellow Square gave him a grand send-off! Now, he's excited to bring his unique style of songwriting and performing back to his home town in order to debut his newest CD release! Don't miss this rare chance to catch him in Maine!

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($12 adv | $17 door | 8PM)


Adrianne Lanker from NYC will open the show!
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Kris Delmhorst CD Release

Saturday, May 10, 2014   8:00 PM
NEW CD coming soon! Stay tuned for details!

Kris Delmhorst was nominated for Outstanding Female Singer/Songwriter twice by the Boston Music Awards. Her sweet, sleepy vocals, which sometimes recall Lucinda Williams, she is a master weaver of sophisticated songwriting and heartfelt musicianship.

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JUST ANNOUNCED Opener Anders Parker

ANDERS PARKER is a singer/songwriter from Burlington, VT. Fourteen years into his career, Bladen County Records is proud to announce the release of his twelfth album – the double concept LP Skyscraper Crow. The Crow portion of the set is unadorned acoustic folk simplicity at it’s finest, and Skyscraper is totally computer generated laptop pop. While the albums are, at least aesthetically, diametrically opposed, both remain distinctly the work of Parker.

($15 adv | $20 door | 8pm)

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Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

Sunday, May 11, 2014   8:00 PM

"Sparsely accompanied fiddle music has rarely sounded so complete and so essential." —Q magazine
Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes and American guitarist Dennis Cahill possess a rare musical kinship, ranking them among the most memorable partnerships of our era.
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($22 adv | $27 door | 8PM)
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An Evening with Sandi Thom

Monday, May 12, 2014   8:00 PM
This is a rental event, for more information on renting the Square click here.

New CD, 'Flesh and Blood' featuring The Black Crowes, Bobby Keys and Buffy Saint-Marie!
Sandi Thom is on a musical journey that has taken her from the renowned platinum selling debut album: ‘Smile… It Confuses People’ to the critically acclaimed blues rock record; ‘Merchants and Thieves’ featuring a collaboration with her long term boyfriend Joe Bonamassa.
Her latest release ‘Flesh and Blood’, dubbed “Fierce and Honest Songwriting“ by The Huffinton Post, drew in the likes of The Black Crowes band and Bobby Keys to work with her. Even the legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie appears on the record on a most stunning duet with Thom entitled ‘The Big Ones Get Away’.
Over the last six years since Thom arrived on the scene she has sold in excess of one million albums, been nominated for a Brit award, won a Digital Music Award for her innovation as an artist, won Album Of The Year at the Scottish Music Awards and been given an Ivor Novello award for excellence in songwriting. Sandi Thom’s star just keeps on rising.

Steve Jones of The Boneheads opens the show!

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(All tickets - $37 | 8PM Show)
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Live & Local with Pete Miller & Christian Cuff

Tuesday, May 13, 2014   8:30 PM
Christian Cuff is renowned for live performances that deftly blend light-spirited banter with powerhouse pieces that are at times dark, brooding and aggressive. His music draws its roots in the rugged coastline of Maine and the gritty streets of New York City, and these backgrounds are reflected in the honesty, raw emotion, and quick wit inherent in Cuff’s work. Haunting and evocative, Cuff’s lyrics tell narratives of grace and despair, rendered through moments of biting humor and irony. His music drives and pushes forward, combining entrancing harmonies, eclectic instrumentation and intricate rhythms into complex pieces that buzz with energy.

A blend of indie and folk, Pete Miller's songs explore the unmasking of human tendencies. His lyrically clever offerings delve into the raw nature of humans: exposing, proposing, desiring, and accepting. Miller's determined approach and desire to transcend traditional music boundaries have established him as a prominent, emerging local musician.

(Tickets $5 | 8:30PM | No Service Fee)
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An Evening with Maia Sharp, Garrison Starr and AG

Thursday, May 15, 2014   8:00 PM
An amazing triple bill of songwriters!
Maia Sharp, Garrison Starr & AG (Adrianne Gonzalez) have written songs for and performed separately with many famous artists, from Jackson Browne, Jeff Buckley and Steve Earle to Bonnie Raitt, Sarah McLachlan, Melissa Etheridge and The Dixie Chicks. Now they are coming together to present their own material alone and together! All 3 have new projects and new songs in the works and will also play their fan favorites. Come and join us for a special evening with these talented and entertaining ladies. See the next page for more info on these artists.

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($15 adv | $20 door | 8PM)
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Fourth Annual SIA Film Festival

Friday, May 16, 2014   7:00 PM

Enjoy a collection of historic and modern films on industrial topics, such as logging, early aviation, railways and the Boston Naval Shipyard -- elucidated by historian and engineer Robert Stewart, Film Curator, Society for Industrial Archeology.

http://www.sia-web.org/

($6 adv | $8 door | 7pm)
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OLS Sunday Jazz Brunch

Sunday, May 18, 2014   10:00 AM

You know what Sundays on the West End have been missing?
JAZZ BRUNCH.


Come on out to OLS' next Jazz Brunch, enjoy some live music along with some hot coffee (with or without amaretto or Jameson...), Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and a selection of breakfast foods (for purchase)! And stick around from 12 - 1 for an hour long jazz jam. Bring an instrument and join in on the fun! This event is FREE to all OLS Members, just check in at the bar. $8 ticket for non-members, 11am to 2pm

John Clark has assembled an all star band "The Jazz Workshop" to play one Sunday each month from 11am to 2pm. Join John on bass, Tracy McMullen on sax, Frank Mauceri on sax, Carl Dimow on flute, Glenway Fripp on piano, and Peter McLaughlin on drums.

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Decompression Chamber Music Season Six/Concert #5

Monday, May 19, 2014   6:00 PM
CONCERT #5
"Dances of the Spheres" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quintet in C major, K. 515

This "rush hour" concert series is designed for you! Stop in for an entertaining hour on your way home from work. Bring a date! Have glass of wine, listen to beautiful music, become a connoisseur!
($15 adv | $20 door | 6PM)

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Live & Local with The Mallett Brothers Band

Tuesday, May 20, 2014   8:30 PM
The Mallett Brothers Band is an alt-country/rock band from Portland, Maine. Slightly more rock than country, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by the folk and singer/songwriter influence of brothers Luke and Will's dad David Mallett - himself a noted musician - as by the harder rock, punk and even psychedelic influences of the other band members. Brian Higgins on drums, Nick Leen on bass, Wally on dobro and electric guitar and Nate Soule on electric and acoustic guitars and mandolin. It's song-driven music that holds up under the lens of solitary listening, but that's equally apt to crank a room full of rockers into whiskey-fueled high gear.

(Tickets $10 | 8:30PM | No Service Fee)
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One Longfellow Square is one of Portland, Maine's most charming and versatile performance venues, offering a warm and intimate atmosphere and setting the stage for unforgettable live music and events. Located in Portland's West End at the entrance to the city's Arts District, we can accommodate a wide range of events including film, theater, dance, and of course, live music.

 

We're dedicated to showcasing extraordinary talent and bringing important programming to Portland that might not otherwise visit our town. Our genre-blind booking allows us to focus on quality, rather than type, and brings to Portland the best live music concerts, film, dance, lectures and theater.

 

We are also an astoundingly versatile rental facility, which can be relaxed, intimate and friendly, or formal and chic to accommodate any wedding reception, private party, function, or board meeting. We have a full liquor license, professional quality sound equipment, and an experienced and friendly staff to aid any event.

 

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Just Added Events

Mary Fahl (of October Project)
4/18/2014

Pierre Bensusan
4/19/2014

Decompression Chamber Music Season Six/Concert #4
4/21/2014

Live & Local at OLS with Micromasse & Sea Level
4/22/2014

Connor Garvey Trio │ Sorcha ~ Trio │ Jenee Halstead
4/24/2014

The Tarbox Ramblers
4/25/2014

Ryan Montbleau
4/26/2014

OLS Sunday Jazz Brunch
4/27/2014

Live & Local with Model Airplane
4/29/2014

Antje Duvekot
5/3/2014

Kids & Teens Open Stage
5/3/2014

Live & Local with Dave Gutter & Mike Taylor
5/6/2014

Eric Bettencourt
5/9/2014

Kris Delmhorst CD Release
5/10/2014

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
5/11/2014

An Evening with Sandi Thom
5/12/2014

Live & Local with Pete Miller & Christian Cuff
5/13/2014

An Evening with Maia Sharp, Garrison Starr and AG
5/15/2014

Fourth Annual SIA Film Festival
5/16/2014

OLS Sunday Jazz Brunch
5/18/2014

Decompression Chamber Music Season Six/Concert #5
5/19/2014

Live & Local with The Mallett Brothers Band
5/20/2014

The Portland Jazz Orchestra
5/22/2014

Movies For People Who Like Music
5/23/2014

Anna Lombard & The Boston Boys
5/25/2014

DudeFest 2014 (The Big Lebowski)
5/31/2014

Grammy Award Winner Charles Neville & Jeff Pitchell
6/7/2014

Danny Fox Trio
6/14/2014

Dustbowl Revival
6/17/2014

The Portland Jazz Orchestra
6/19/2014

Devon Sproule With Bernice
7/3/2014

Tumbling Bones
7/26/2014

The Portland Jazz Orchestra
8/28/2014

Paula Poundstone
10/10/2014

Väsen
10/14/2014

John Gorka
10/23/2014

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters
11/15/2014

Tom Rush
12/5/2014

Ellis Paul
12/27/2014

 

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