Holy friggin frig you guys, I mean have we had a spring so far or what. All Roads, Memorial Day, Old Port Festival, I mean it's just been a fully dick-first, taint full of sweat kind of ride for people who like to stuff their ear canals full of choice soundwaves. It's Pride Weekend, so the focus is off of the music community for a hot minute, and thank goodness because seriously, we all need to chillaxitate (H/T Will Bradford).
So, in honor of Pride Weekend and maxin' and relaxin', we're going to spend time with the hottest of hotties who loved to just chill the fuck out and throw shade at each other and eat brunch and late night snacks and generally be BAMF MILFs. Who am I talking about?
That's right, say hello to Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and fucking Sophia, The Golden Girls! Hard partying accidental gay icons, we love you forever, and I wish I could get on that tacky couch with you right fucking now holy shit.
Friday June 17
Saturday June 18
It’s Pride parade day!
I already said my word vomit on how to participate in Pride while leaving a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community, so let’s get into the spirit of things and get out on Congress Street today - the parade starts at noon.
After the parade is the Pride festival at Deering Oaks Park. Performers include Connor Street, The Spots, Naya's Trance, The Here Kitty Kitties, City Theater of Biddeford cast of West Side Story, Lavender Blues, Danielle Dior, Cheryl Lynne, Madame Sheena, Jessie Mallory, Ryan Crawford and other special guests. Go get it.
Ryan Halliburton is playing solo at RiRa at noon
Live at 212 is hosting some kind of a little festie thing with Maine bands In The Key of Suffering, Culling The Herd. When Muppetz Attack, & Dour and a couple of out of towners. I thought this might be cool and then I saw that the promoter posted a link to a song called “Suck it Like A Porn Star,” and I immediately lost interest, because fuck you. Isn't there a men's rights subreddit you should be lurking on somewhere?
Oliver Waterman’s melodic, dark folk project The Wicked Woods is at Empire as part of the Roots in the Attic series, along with Tall Horse and Elison Jackson - this is the release party for The Wicked Woods’ new album.
Sunday June 19
Flask has SunDaze, this Sunday featuring lady DJs.
Blue will let you spin your own records at 2pm, and then Dark Hollow Bottling Company is there that evening.