This month

Lunch Cult, Beverly Tender, Elliot McInnis at SPACE Gallery

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Music

We are happy to announce the long-overdue return of Maine-bred savant-rockers Lunch Cult. Their self-titled debut and only proper LP is a wonderfully weird masterwork, synthesizing disparate trends in rock music history with the devil-may-care abandon of a blazing free jazz trio and the punk-rock intuition to never take themselves too seriously. The self-described garbàge rockers will be joined by Providence duo Beverly Tender and a world-premiere solo set by Ada and Diva Cup drummer, Elliot McInnis.

Hermigervill and Berndsen with Bright Boy

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Music

From the land of fire and ice, the great northern utopia of Iceland, come guiding lights of electronic pop and dance music, Hermigervill and Berndsen. Armed with bass heavy beats, a battery of synths, crooning vocals, ample 80's nostalgia, two epic beards, and a whole lot of theremin, this pair transforms rooms across the world into high-octane, frenzied dance-parties like none you've ever experienced. Hermigervill stole the show at the sold-out Reykjavik Calling show here four years ago and we've been patiently waiting for his return ever since. Do not miss this one! Portland's resident of ...

Nick Carter Artist Talk

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States

SPACE Gallery is pleased to present The Same River, an installation by Providence-based artist, Nick Carter on view in the window from Friday, November 3, 2017 through Saturday, January 6, 2018. He also recently partnered with Portland's own youth collective Kesho Wazo to present a new edition of streetwear at the intersection of punk and couture. Guided by an ethic of collaboration, youth empowerment, and de-professionalization, the line features all-over bleach patterns punctuated by patches of screen-printed imagery and sections of 'upcycled' clothing. The fashion show was featured as part...

Bleach Day, Million Dollar Lounge, Flower Shop, The Doug Quaids

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Music

Maine and Vermont indie-rockers, punkers, beatmakers, and emcees align in celebration of Million Dollar Lounge's debut record of lo-fi, bubblegum psych gems. ~ Bleach Day ~ Burlington, VT based project of Vinny Marksohn and Louie Kiley, making warped lo-fi tape recordings in their frequently flooded home. BYO pajamas ; ~ ) ~ Million Dollar Lounge ~ "Pinwheel" EP Release!! w/ Flower Shop + The Doug Quaids * Flower Shop * * The Doug Quaids * htt...

Blade of the Immortal - [Takashi Miike's 100th film]

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Movie

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine... the 100th film by master director Takashi Miike. BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL website:

SPACE New Years Party with Che Ros & Friends and Ash & Herb

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Music

Ring in the new year with DJ sets by local purveyor of all things deep and danceable, Che Ros and special guests. Opening set by gurus of cosmic funk and soul Ash & Herb. Visuals by Neon Dave. Embrace the unknown! Relish the unpredictable! Dip your toes into the puddle of possibility! And for god's sake, dance. 2018 is upon us, people... $10 | 21+ | 9pm poster by Niki Taylor.

Next month

Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Jonathan Toubin

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Music

DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN is bringing the world’s most popular soul party back to Portland. GET DOWN... all night long to the extra-exceptional, explosive, and exquisite original 1960s soul 45s of New York Night Train DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin! GET IN... and join the DANCE-OFF to win a $100 CASH prize, judged by a distinguished panel of local luminaries. CATCH THE SOUL CLAP! Special guests, Teal Child and Precious Style (of Altered Gee) will open the night with a set of deep, cosmic jams. "New York's best DJ." - VICE "The most-liked man in the soul music scene." - Rolling Stone "DJ Jonathan Toubi...

Tom of Finland at Space Gallery (January 19, 2018)

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Music

Film: Tom of Finland [Presented with Maine Harbor Masters]

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Movie

The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirror...

february 2018

Milo with Ceschi and Jpegmafia

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Music

Born in Chicago to parents younger than he is now, 25 year-old milo was given the government-name of Rory Ferreira. Raised in Saco, Maine, he has since relocated to LA, where he joined up with the alt-hip-hop collective Hellfyre Club and underground legend Busdriver, and then again to Milwaukee, where he founded the independent maker's guild and record label, Ruby Yacht. milo's delivery is a rhythmic style of spoken word, and he name drops writers and philosophers as much as he does '90s Nickelodeon shows and WWF wrestlers. His music is honest and open, unpretentious and accessible. Though he'...

Xylouris White

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Music

A passion for exploration comes naturally to Xylouris White, the ruggedly visionary duo formed of Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White. For their debut album, 2014’s Goats, Xylouris White compared themselves to the titular animals, wandering fearlessly through rough-hewn terrain. Two years later, they showed how far their horizons could reach on 2016’s majestically expansive Black Peak, named after a mountain top in Crete. Just 15 well-toured months later, the duo’s exploratory instincts drive them further onwards still on their third album, Mother, releas...

Tal National at SPACE Gallery

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Music

Tal National is a six-piece band from Niamey, the capital city of Niger, West Africa's largest nation and one of the world's poorest. Although they are hugely popular in their homeland where their music is heavily featured on national TV, they can still be found selling their CDs on the street. Their joyously hypnotic and highly unique music reflects the rich history of Niger as a cultural crossroads along ancient trade routes. One can hear the reverbations of the rolling 12/8 rhythms in the Hausa's Fuji percussion, the pensive aridity of the Tuareg's "desert blues", and the exquisite "griot g...

april 2018

Screaming Females and Thou with HIRS

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Music

Formed in New Brunswick, NJ in 2005, Screaming Females is Marissa Paternoster (guitar, vox), Mike Abbate (bass), and Jarrett Dougherty (drums). Over six albums and more than a decade of music making, the band has remained deeply individual and steadfastly DIY. They have also grown into one of the most dynamic and devastating touring bands going today. Out February 23rd 2018, All At Once, is the trio’s most expansive and imaginative work to date -- a double LP that swings between surreal miniatures and and solo-heavy sprawl. Concision takes a backseat to experimentation, with arrangements me...

Vundabar with Ratboys

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     Music

From 2014 to 2017, Vundabar's Brandon Hagen cared for a loved one that had fallen into a debilitating state of mental and physical decline. For four years his sickness and the eventual loss that followed became the focal point of Hagen’s life as well as his family’s. It was the bell jar under which they lived. Hagen was fractured into two selves; one, largely insular, racked by grief and loss and the other putting it on, touring relentlessly and hoping to be as affable as possible lest he ruin the opportunities at hand. These were the fencings and borders he made for himself and for a time...

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