ADULTING • darwin and the finches • GRIEFMONGER

ADULTING • darwin and the finches • GRIEFMONGER

Saturday, March 2, 2024
ALL AGES
DOOR 7 SHOW 8 $10

Saturday March 2nd a beautiful, fresh emo-indie-math-punk pasta medley launches us into an early spring with Adulting: noodley emo-punk, Darwin and the Finches: swerving indie-rock, and Griefmonger: crushing hard-math-core.

Forget Forget • Modern Friendship • Talons of Spring

Forget Forget • Modern Friendship • Talons of Spring

Saturday, March 9, 2024
ALL AGES
DOOR 7 • SHOW 8 • $12

Forget, Forget is an indie synth-pop quartet from Portland, ME. Their music is equal parts dance party and introspection, defined by analog warmth, driving beats, intertwining instrumental parts, vocal harmonies, swirling textures, and reflective lyrics. Stylistically they've drawn comparisons to Beach House, Hot Chip, and Arcade Fire among others, but they self-identify as a soundtrack to whatever you're going through right now. Dance. Cry. Make Out. Modern Friendship is the brainchild of Anthony Branca and features members of the Meddybemps, along with Jimmy from Showmen's Rest. Talons of Spring is an indie psych rock band based in Portland, Maine.

DOMINIC LAVOIE

DOMINIC LAVOIE

Friday, March 22, 2024
ALL AGES
DOOR 7 • SHOW 8 • $15

We are excited to welcome back one of Maine's acclaimed artists: Dominic Lavoie and his incredible band. Hailing from Madawaska, Dominic is an Acadian songwriter, musician and producer who creates music to stay true to himself and the creative spirit. His music and lyrics pull from lucid dreaming and the human experience and are realized both on stage and through his recordings. He has shared the stage with artists including Rayland Baxter, Mikaela Davis, Los Lobos, Dr Dog, Guster and Ghost of Paul Revere. Since beginning his career in 2004 with Dominic and The Lucid, he has released 7 full length albums, 2 EPs and a self-directed music film.

PRESENCE

PRESENCE

Saturday, March 23, 2024
ALL AGES
DOOR 7:30 SHOW 8:00

~ AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIMENT IN BEING ~ How to attend: RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET (You must reserve your free ticket - if you are unable to attend after reserving your ticket, please let us know or pass your ticket to a friend who can attend - we have limited space and this will be a capacity event) Where you go: Sun Tiki Studios (March 23, 8pm)What you get: Friends, Free Food (Provided by Blaze Brewing Co & The Holy Donut), Company, Community, Inspiration(s) & Art (Installed) What you see: Magic In Every Direction & Dark Spaces IlluminatedWhat you hear: Performances by Just Milk & Giant Squirrel (FFQ) + Sparxsea (DJ sets) What is required from you: Aside from dressing for the occasion, your PRESENCEWhat occasion are we dressing up for, and how to dress? EXACTLY.

theWorst with Lake Over Fire and Carissa Johnson & the Cure-Alls + special guest Bean Surprise!

theWorst with Lake Over Fire and Carissa Johnson & the Cure-Alls + special guest Bean Surprise!

Friday, March 29, 2024
ALL AGES
DOOR 7 SHOW 8 $15/20

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 features Binion on lead vocals and guitar, alongside 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), produced by Will Holland (Pixies, Fall Out Boy) and recorded at the legendary Chillhouse Studios in Boston, MA. Recently, theWorst released their second full length album with Will Holland, entitled Yes Regrets, which features guest musical contributions from the likes of Tony Bevilacqua (The Distillers, Spinnerette) Dana Colley (Morphine, Vapors of Morphine), Nikki Glaspie (Beyoncé, Nth Power, Maceo Parker, Griz), and Nate Edgar (Nth Power, John Brown’s Body). The album has been featured in Alt-Press, Revolver, Brooklyn Vegan, Under The Radar Magazine, Glide and many more. Theband is currently on tour in support of the album and back in the studio working on their third album on RascalZ RecordZ and on March 29th return to Sun Tiki, where the band has sold out their last two performances, for an unforgettable evening with theWorst and special guests Lake Over Fire. Carissa Johnson and Bean Surprise - the event also serves as an unofficial birthday party for theWorst lead singer, Brooke Binion. Do you need any more reasons to make plans to join us? For more info or current tour dates, please visit: SOLO.TO/THEWORST

SPARKS THE RESCUE ~ SOLD OUT

SPARKS THE RESCUE ~ SOLD OUT

Friday, April 19, 2024
Door 7 • Show 8 • $25

The 4/20 show sold out in under two hours SO we've added another show on 4/19!!! What do you get when you blend infectious melodies and pop-infused technical guitar riffs with high-energy and solid musicianship? You get Sparks The Rescue, a five-piece pop rock band from Portland, Maine that will win you over with their originality, passion, and dedication to constantly make rockin’ songs. Seasoned musicians of over a decade, the crew started playing together in high school where they spawned from three local bands. They shared stages frequently at local shows and events until they decided in 2005 to become one single entity, Sparks The Rescue (deriving their name from Nicolas Sparks novel The Rescue).

SPARKS THE RESCUE ~ SOLD OUT

SPARKS THE RESCUE ~ SOLD OUT

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Door 7 • Show 8 • $25

with special guests Worried Well & Dustin Saucier • What do you get when you blend infectious melodies and pop-infused technical guitar riffs with high-energy and solid musicianship? You get Sparks The Rescue, a five-piece pop rock band from Portland, Maine that will win you over with their originality, passion, and dedication to constantly make rockin’ songs. The group is comprised of Alex Roy (vocals), Patrick O’Connell (guitar), Toby McAllister (guitar), Ben Briggs (bass), and Nathan Spencer (drums). Seasoned musicians of over a decade, the crew started playing together in high school where they spawned from three local bands. They shared stages frequently at local shows and events until they decided in 2005 to become one single entity, Sparks The Rescue (deriving their name from Nicolas Sparks novel The Rescue).

WHEATUS

WHEATUS

Saturday, May 4, 2024
ALL AGES
DOOR 7 / SHOW 8 / $20-$25

Wheatus ~ acoustic ~ We are excited to welcome Wheatus at Sun Tiki Studios who will be doing a rare acoustic performance of their extensive song catalog. Best known for their hit single “Teenage Dirtbag”, Wheatus has been a pop-rock staple in music for over 2 decades. In 2014, the band experienced a renaissance after “Teenage Dirtbag” was covered by One Direction. Since then, Wheatus, still led by Brown, has enjoyed a renewed interest with their songs covered by the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Sza, Jax, Ruston Kelly and touring with such acts as Dashboard Confessional, Living Colour, Everclear, and many more.