Maine photographer Richard Fortin has sent us a slideshow from the Forget, Forget CD-release show. (Here's Nicholas Schroeder's review of the disc.)
See it here, and enjoy!
A little more than five years ago, Matt Farley, a musician then based in New Hampshire, told us: "I think if you force yourself to write music every day, you only get better. That’s my theory."
The occasion of that quote was the launch of a year-long project conceived of by Farley and bandmate Tom Scalzo, in the experimental-pop duo Moes Haven.
Robbie Kanner has posted another slide show of his images from the Sea Level show Vanityites, Billy Libby & Friends, and Amanda Gervasi at the Empire last Saturday:
LaMontagne's newest album, God
Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise, has been nominated for three awards,
including song of the year for "Beg Steal or Borrow," plus Best Contemporary
Folk album and Best Engineered Album (non-classical). The latter is slightly
ironic considering Ray ditched uber-producer Ethan Johns this time around and
recorded in his Western Mass.
The Eventful Life of Al Hawkes, a film about Al Hawkes, Event Records, and Maine country music, will be on the television stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network tomorrow and Saturday, as well as New Year's Day and January 6.
(Times: Thursday, December 2 at 8 pm | Saturday, December 4 at 3:30 pm | Saturday, January 1 at 11 am | Thursday, January 6 at 10 pm)
Okay, so some computer problems and other weirdnesses caused us to neglect mentioning this in last week's "8 Days A Week," so here's your announcement:
tonight at the Apohadion (107 Hanover St, Portland), a CD-release with Aleric Nez + Viking Moses + Forest City Lovers. 8 pm | $2
And check the Phoenix on Wednesday for a review of the Aleric Nez disc!
Liza Minnelli, who was to be presented with the key to the city of Portland (I dare you: find the lock!) before her Merrill Auditorium performance tonight, is on her way back to New York, having fallen ill this afternoon.
Portland Ovations promises an update to fans and ticket holders.
In this week's Phoenix, I review a show with Chris Teret, Man Forever, and the Guitar Cloud. (I'll post the link when it's live online.)Here's the link.
I shot some video of each of the elements of that show, and here they are:
Chris Teret opening (2 videos):
Man Forever (2 videos):
Yes, Emilia Dahlin is back! She was elsewhere - go find her and ask about it, really - but has returned, and is playing out, with some new stuff and some old stuff. Check out a clip from her Saturday evening gig at Portland Lobster Company:
Portland-based rock/reggae band East Wave Radio were in a single-van crash in Canada over the weekend, and need your help. Specifically, your musical talents, your ears, and your cash.
They were on tour with Canadian reggae star Jah Cutta, who was also in the vehicle, according to a post on EWR's Web site. At least two people were ejected from the vehicle - because they were sleeping in the back of the van.
April 27: That's
the date overnight sensation Spose will drop the follow-up single on Universal
Republic Records to "I'm Awesome." According to the artist, it will be called
"My Sex," and feature former pop sensation Ricky Martin. Spose said it would be
more of a banger than the ironic and witty single that has rocketed him to the
top of the iTunes alternative charts, with heavier beats and a bridge portion
that will feature Martin rapping in Spanish.
Robbie Kanner over at Vision for Viewers has sent us another slideshow, this one of the Holy Boys Danger Club, whose disc The Boo Box is out today.
Robbie Kanner at Vision For Viewers has another slideshow for us: Sick Puppies and Crash Kings for their WCYY live performance in advance of their show at the Asylum last weekend.
Vision For Viewers's Robbie Kanner has sent over another local-music slideshow, this one of Therefore I Am (lead guitarist Travis Alexander is from Saco) playing at the Deering Grange Hall. They're signed to Equal Vision Records. Here are the pics: