State Theatre Portland
Murcielago, Paranoid Social Club


Paranoid Social Club

Covered In Bees

Fri, December 21, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Port City Music Hall

Portland, ME

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

This event is 18 and over

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. PCMH box office will open one hour before doors night of show.

Portland's Murcielago is tight but loose, hard, heavy and bluesy without bluster or angst. Friends in a room together trying to create that thrill of a great 70's rock album the first time you ever heard it. Named for a bull that wouldn't die,

Neil Collins - bass, vocals
Matt Robbins - guitar, vocals
Ian Ross - guitar
Brian Chaloux - drums
Paranoid Social Club
Paranoid Social Club
Paranoid Social Club is the bastard brainchild of Dave Gutter and Jon Roods of the Rustic Overtones. Hailing from Portland, ME the band has received international accolades for it's high energy style. Equally inspired by punk, soul, psychedelic rock, and the human psyche; PSC is a musical movement like no other. Picture Jimi Hendrix smashing a keyboard or The Clash backing Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival. The fervor of their incendiary live show has propelled them to that of cult status. Paranoid Social Club has managed to create one of a kind anthems using sarcasm and beauty, two things that rarely coincide.

Paranoid's debut Axis ll, spawned the hit "Wasted" which was featured as the theme for Broken Lizard's cult classic film Beerfest, as well as being the soundtrack to every college party in America. Their follow up double LP Axis lll & l featured the single "Two Girls" and was remixed and released on EMI's ON Entertainment record label. "Two Girls" was used in HBO's series Entourage and Cathouse and birthed a house remix album produced by club dj's ; Invisible Kid, Powder, and Butterface and Clinch. "Two Girls" quickly became PSC's biggest international hit, as it landed them on countless radio stations most requested list.

In 2009, PSC began work on their fourth studio album and enlisted a variety of their musical peers: Gavin Castleton, Tony Mcnaboe (Rustic Overtones, Ray Lamontagne) Trent Gay (Stars Look Down, All Night Chemist), Craig Sala (Planeside) and Chris Moulton (The Cambiata, Vanityites).

Paranoid Social Clubs current line up: Dave Gutter, Jon Roods, Trent Gay, and Craig Sala
Covered In Bees
It all started in 2003 when Boo (on the mic) asked Doug (playing guitar) to help him write a no-bullshit hardcore demo. Boo had written a notebook full of lyrics, but wanted to write some music before he put a band together. Boo had seen Doug’s band Confusatron play a couple of times and he just knew that this guy could write punk rock songs in his sleep. So, when Boo asked Doug if he wanted to write some songs, much to Boo’s surprise, he did.

Their mutual friend Tristan (on drums) shared a practice space with Doug and played in Boo’s last band. He had expressed interest in playing some fast punk and was recruited for the recording. It was around that point in time that Covered in Bees stopped being a demo project and became something more. They were no longer writing songs for a kick-ass future band – they were already that badass band. Boo says “these were not the songs I had originally heard in my head, they were way better, so much better.” Doug’s brother Ed (playing bass) was brought into the fold and the lineup was complete.

The goal of this band was pretty simple – write songs that we all actually want to hear. Play real hard. Have a lot of fun. Make sure that anything we do is amazingly fresh, absolutely spectacular, and entirely from our hearts and guts.

Over the next 7 years, we played in and around Maine a lot. We did countless shows at Geno’s in Portland, appeared on a Soundtrack for Troma Entertainment in 2006, played on a big stage at WCYY‘s Rave and Rage show in 2008, and won a total of 5 awards in the Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll (Best Punk Act 2006-2009, Best Live Act 2006). In 2010, Boo decided he’d had enough and the band was no more. We played our last show at Geno’s on 9/25/2010 to release our “final” album, which can be downloaded for whatever price you want on our bandcamp page.

We all remained friends and, in 2012, started having regular practices again. The band is different now. We’ve decided that we’ll probably only play a couple shows a year, but have started working towards releasing new music… including the long lost “The Corpse In The Mattress Motor Lodge” concept album that we hope to finish as soon as time and money allow.
Venue Information:
Port City Music Hall
504 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101