Necessary Music Productions will present its inaugural dance party to celebrate the beginning of summer — Here Comes The Sun — Friday, June 5, at The Speakeasy in tropical downtown Rockland. The music will run from 9 p.m. to midnight at the underground venue beneath the Eclipse Restaurant, 2 Park Drive.

Local DJs Mark Kelly and Owen Cartwright will spin up-tempo and spirited grooves to set up the crowd for feature performers Dave Gutter and Anna Lombard. They have a new electronic project and CD, “Armies,” and this is one of the first shows they are playing here in Maine.

Their beats are sometimes as catchy and driving as RJD2 and Dangermouse, working to propel the music forward. But it is the smart lyrics and smooth flow of Gutter and Lombard's voices that steer the ship on a beautiful cruise through the world they see and experience together. With tracks such as "At Home" and "Nite Lite," they are proving capable of a pretty intense shift in musical gears as artists.

Lombard has spent the last decade building an impeccable reputation as one of New England's finest female songsters, Americana or otherwise. Everyone knows of Gutter's musical exploits with Maine favorite The Rustic Overtones and one of his earlier side-projects, Paranoid Social Club. Those in the know also have followed his songwriting career as he developed songs for and with artists as respected and diverse as David Bowie and Aaron Neville.

Here Comes The Sun is presented by Necessary Music Productions in association with, and with support from, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and Starfire. Admission to the 21-and-older show is $5. For more information about the artists, visit the armiesmusic Facebook page and click on the link below.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or