Monday - November, 12 @ 6:00pm
Our second album, Outer Song, will be released on 10.26.18! We're celebrating with shows in D.C., Boston, Portland, and at home in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
GADADU manifests a kaleidoscopic dream-world, mixing elements of indie/dream pop with jazz arrangements, warm harmonies, and some swinging jams. With a sound that's been described as "both vintage and prophetic," GADADU delves into the outer limits of songwriting, "invoking the spacey eloquence of Sun Ra, Kamasi Washington, Alice Coltrane and Stereo Lab..." (J. Blum, PopMatters; T. Kneschke, Tiny Mix Tapes).
GADADU received critical acclaim for their first album, And I See Night. The album won them a residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in rural New Hampshire, where the band developed much of the material for their next album during an intensive five-day retreat. With their November 2016 release "Bay Songs," a music video/single featuring animation by Danna Grace Windsor, GADADU established a new, bolder sound. "Bay Songs" caught the attention of filmmaker Delfine Paolini, who contracted bandleaders Hannah and Nicki to score 222, a silent short film that highlights the plight of New York's iconic Chelsea Hotel. Nicki and Hannah's work together as film composers had a strong influence on GADADU's production and performance style, which features cinematic arrangements alongside extended improvisations and bracing grooves. The band's second album, Outer Song, is slated for release on Oct 26th, 2018 on Birdwatcher Records.
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.