The friendly folks at the Hogfarm Studios Annex are asking for help from the community to keep their doors open this winter. They need $1000 and hope you'll pitch in.
Robbie Kanner over at Vision for Viewers has sent us a 2009 retrospective we're actually not scared to look at. It's not about the economy or war or disease or corporate incompetence or governmental ineptitude (supply your own links here - I can't bear to look up more of them). It's about Maine music. So look, and enjoy:
Here's the first video (remember those?) from Twisted Roots' album Vol. I (on Rat Pak Records). The song is called "Hollow Earth." And the video is by Zenfilm.
Check it out - and it might even add fuel to that "tunnels-under-Portland" rumor...
Robbie Kanner over at Vision for Viewers sent along another great slideshow of local music, from the Labor Day Records fifth anniversary party. Lost on Liftoff, Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia, Sidecar Radio, and Cosades!
The latest in Robbie Kanner's Vision for Viewers slideshow series of local musicians is Lady Lamb the Beekeeper at MECA during the First Friday Art Walk.
Check it out!
Here's the latest installment in the weekly slideshow series from Robbie Kanner over at VisionForViewers. BONUS: We have figured out how to embed his slideshows into this blog!
Robbie Kanner over at Vision for Viewers has again offered us a slideshow of local-music images.
Check it out - it's the 11/14 CD release of Headstart's album A.
Robbie Kanner over at VisionForViewers has shared with us some photos of 6gig's final show, in October.
Go check 'em out!
MTV's "I Want My Music" contest has been won by ... Sparks the Rescue!
Fans of the original lineup of Gypsy Tailwind - the dual fronting of Dan Connor and Anna Lombard, with Chris Dow, Colin Winsor, Tyler Stanley, and Max Cantlin, should definitely get to the New Hampshire Brew Fest on Saturday in Portsmouth - it'll be the last show with that lineup, as Lombard reports she's taking an indefinite break from the band.
A few days ago, The Flawed Bell, a trio of musicians and performance artists in and around Augusta (who are possibly named after a Baudelaire poem - or possibly just based on their names), posted a few more installments of their ongoing YouTube chronicle of their performancesat various locations around our state's capi
So we have this Portland Music Awards show coming up on Wednesday (yes, this Wednesday, June 3), at 5:30 at Asylum, 121 Center Street, in Portland. Admission's free - but it's strictly 21+ (it's no use begging - we've heard 'em all, and we're not buying any of them).
We have a ton of artists performing, including Gypsy Tailwind
Maine native Buck Edwards, who has been writing and performing country songs around the country for what we'll generously call "a while," just landed a gig at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts, opening for George Strait on May 30, as part of the Colgate Country Showdown. (Semi-ironically sponsored by a toothpaste company, it's a country-music talent search.
The other day we here at the Phoenix got an e-mail about the State Theatre from Roy Ghim, who hosts Liberation By Sound on WMPG, with a tale of, as he described it, how something that "was initially a scoop turned out to be a non-story." Nevertheless, he sent it our way, no longer as a scoop, but rather "as a tragicomedy." Here's what he had to say:
Tomorrow evening, Charlie Gaylord's Greetings From Area Code 207 show on WBLM (102.9 FM) will spend an hour with Ray LaMontagne, talking about Meg White, Rustic Overtones, and Ray's move to Massachusetts(!). Hear some older Ray live tracks and some stuff from his new disc. It's on April 15 at 8 pm, and again April 19 at 9 am, or streaming live at wblm.com.