Posted: September 29, 2016
Django by the Sea, A Night at The Hive, Cheryl Wheeler, Jason Isbell and Beats Antique
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
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Django by the Sea
Thursday through Sunday. The Dance Hall, 7 Walker St., Kittery, $25 in advance, $30 at the door for
Friday and Saturday passes, $15 in advance, $20 at the door for Sunday pass. www.djangobythesea.com
For complete gypsy jazz immersion, set your sites on southern Maine for the second annual Django
by the Sea festival featuring performances from Rhythm Future Quartet, John Jorgenson Quartet, Ultrafaux,
Ivan Pena Quartet, Mes Amis and Henry Acker. Festivities kick off on Thursday night at Portsmouth Book +
Bar, then things move across the bridge to The Dance Hall in Kittery.
Photo of the Rhythm Future
Quartet by Andy Cambria
A Night At The Hive
7 p.m. Friday. Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road, Arundel, $21.25, $35. vinegarhillmusictheatre.com
Relive the days when The Hive was thriving in Kennebunk. Vinegar Hill salutes The Hive with a
show featuring three notable Maine acts. Don't miss your chance to see The Shanna Underwood Trio, Samuel
James and Eric Bettencourt, all veterans of The Hive stage at the gorgeous and rustic Vinegar Hill Music
Photo of Samuel James by Probably Joel
7:30 p.m. Friday. Johnson Hall, 280 Water St., Gardiner, $32. johnsonhall.org
See a beloved folk singer-songwriter in an intimate, historic setting. Cheryl Wheeler has been
making her devotees spill tears of both joy and sorrow since the '80s. The quirky and fun "Estate Sale"
and the heart-rending "Arrow" are among fan-favorite tunes.
Photograph by Cathleen
8 p.m. Sunday. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $30 in advance, $35 day of show. statetheatreportland.com
Jason Isbell graces the State Theatre stage on Sunday night in support of his latest album,
"Something More Than Free." His longtime backing band, The 400 Unit, will be with him. "Something More"
won a Grammy last year for Best Americana Album, and the track "24 Frames" took one home for Best
American Roots Song. Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter opens the show and will likely play tunes from his
forthcoming album "Sermon on the Rocks."
Photo by Wes Frazer
9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $25 in advance, $30 day of
show, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com
For a wildly stunning night, both musically and visually, head to Port City Music Hall on Tuesday
for a performance by Beats Antique. They're celebrating a decade as a band with their 10th album,
"Shadowbox," which was released on Friday. Beats Antique fuses electro-acoustic with experimental and
dance, and the end result is absolutely mesmerizing. Expect David Satori, Tommy Cappel and Zoe Jakes to
take you on a sensory journey influenced by Balkan melodies and Indonesian shadow puppetry.
by Jason Charme Photography