State Theatre Portland
Dropkick Murphys

Official Gentlemen of the Road After-Party

Dropkick Murphys

The Parkington Sisters

Sat, August 4, 2012

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$20 advance / $25 day of show

This event is all ages

Buy tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportland.com The State Theatre Box Office will be open one hour before doors on night of show.

Dropkick Murphys
Dropkick Murphys
After twenty years, Dropkick Murphys remain bigger than ever, having sold over 6 million albums worldwide. The band continues to sell out venues around the world. They've headlined Boston's Fenway Park and have been personally invited to share the stage with everyone from Foo Fighters to Bruce Springsteen to Mumford & Sons. The group's single "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" -- from 2005's Certified Gold The Warrior's Code -- has sold nearly 2 million copies. With lyrics penned by Woody Guthrie, the song gained mainstream notoriety after being prominently featured in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning film "The Departed." It can be commonly heard at sporting events and on television as a theme song for many sports teams (even outside of Boston).
The Parkington Sisters
The Parkington Sisters
From Wellfleet Massachusetts, a town of crashing waves, gnarled pine trees, and the only town clock in the world that still rings ship's time, step the Parkington Sisters. Like their hometown surroundings, they have "a collective magic -- part chemistry, part alchemy, and entirely mysterious." The four sisters emerge from a lineage of musicians, each a songwriter and dynamic multi-instrumentalist: Rose plays piano, guitar and accordion, Ariel and Sarah play violin and viola, and Nora plays violin and percussion. They have a magnetic stage presence and can feel at home in front of a rock crowd at the House of Blues, but just as easily adapt to the sophistication of Symphony Hall. With incomparable vocal harmonies and intricate string arrangements, their music is at once timeless and fresh.

2012 has brought many opportunities for the Parkingtons. In October, they joined Dispatch on their "Circles Around the Sun" reunion East Coast tour. They have toured extensively across the US, Canada and Europe with the Dropkick Murphys, opened for Mavis Staples at Symphony Hall in Boston, performed at the 2011 Bonnaroo festival, and even shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen. They have performed on records for State Radio, Dropkick Murphys, Dub Trio, Sonya Kitchell, The Spring Standards, Mieka Pauley and The Horrible Crowes (The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon).

The sisters are currently recording their follow-up album, which will be released in early 2013. Their 2011 debut album "Till Voices Wake Us" was produced by Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and recorded at Avatar Studios and Studio G in New York City. The collection of songs explores the darkness but also the hope of each new day, the light in September, the geese flying north, the deer dead on the highway, the struggle to move beyond. The album was selected by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of the top essential albums of 2011.
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.statetheatreportland.com/