Portland House of Music and Events
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of show.
Doors at 7 pm | Music starts at 8 pm.
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theWorst release their second full length album, Yes Regrets, in June, but will be celebrating the release of the album early, with their hometown audience. Join theWorst, alongside Mouth Washington and Lake Over Fire, on April 22 at Portland House Of Music as theWorst drops their long awaited sophomore album exclusively to attendees of the show. The album features members of The Distillers, Morphine and more! All advance ticket purchasers will receive a digital download link to listen to the album before it drops on June 3. Advance copies of the album will also be available at the show!
about theWorst:Hailed by Alternative Press as the “…glorious love child of Joan Jett & Kurt Cobain,” theWorst has been on a meteoric rise since their inception. Led by bandleader and true survivor, Brooke Binion, the band has gained a reputation as a one-of-a-kind raucous live act, fueled by an aggressive raw sound, anthemic songs and a brutally honest lyricism that is rare in today’s highly commercial and often fabricated mainstream music scene. Having toured nationwide and coast to coast since 2016, theWorst is comprised of Binion on lead vocals and guitar, Will Bradford (SeepeopleS) on bass and Craig Sala (Paranoid Social Club, Kurt Baker, Planeside) on drums. The band earned wide critical acclaim with the release of their debut album Jane Doe Embryo (RascalZRecordZ 2017), and the recent release of their new singles, ‘Blacksheepish,‘ and ‘Yes Regrets,’ which featured Dana Colley (Morphine, Vapors Of Morphine). The singles and the forthcoming LP were both produced by Will Holland (Pixies, Fall Out Boy) and recorded at the legendary Chillhouse Studios in Boston, MA. Currently the band gearing up for the release of their sophomore album, Yes Regrets, which features guest musical contributions from the likes of Dana Colley, Tony Bevilacqua (The Distillers) Nikki Glaspie (Beyoncé, Nth Power, Maceo Parker, Griz), and Nate Edgar (Nth Power, John Brown’s Body), and is slated for release in June of 2022 (RascalZ RecordZ). The band will be celebrating the release of the album early in their hometown of Portland, ME, April 22, at Portland House Of Music. All advance ticket purchases will include a digital download of the album. Advance copies of the album will also be available at the show!
about Mouth Washington:(via Mainer News) The release of Mouth Washington’s new album was never going to be a joyous occasion. This band doesn’t do joy. Mouth Washington makes noisy, viscerally angry, uncompromising post-punk rock — no pop choruses or mainstream appeal whatsoever — which is exactly what’s made them one of the best bands to emerge in Maine over the past decade.
This past spring, Mouth Washington guitarist and vocalist Will Held died unexpectedly. Held joined founding lead singer/guitarist Max Hansen, drummer Zach Hansen, and longtime bassist Ian Gierhan for 2017’s ass-whoopin’ of an LP, Fourth Floor. Remiss is, tragically, his swan song, but it’s also one hell of a legacy, their most compelling record to date.
The chugging riff on opener “Postpartum” reminds you that though they don’t show it off, this band is tight, perfectly able to toss a prog riff or tricky time change into the sludgy metal-guitar maelstroms. The next track, “Constance,” is about as close as Mouth Washington gets to a power ballad, which is not very close, but undeniably powerful.
“They make you up just to be / a something no one could achieve,” Max carps on “Eye Lands.” The gloomy rage on Remiss seems rooted in a bitter sense of betrayal caused by basically the same societal malaise that birthed punk decades ago — young adults left stranded by phony commercial culture and a dead-end economy protesting the fact there’s no future.
Released during a global pandemic and climate crisis that prove beyond doubt that no one in authority gives a shit about anything but money and power, Remiss is a glorious gob of spit in the eye of everyone responsible.
about Lake Over Fire:
If you wake up every morning and part a curtain of ghosts so that the sun may shine on your face, Lake Over Fire’s music is for you. Their debut album was released this past winter.