We know. It’s been a while. Again. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let us direct your attention to the HillyTown Songkick calendar (aka the current form of our showlist) for all the recommended concerts we think you should know about.
In a bit of exciting news, we’re finally putting things in motion for the future shape of HillyTown, which you’ll be hearing more about in the coming months. What you can expect will be regular updates, more live show coverage, and – of course – more events. We’re excited and we hope you will be too.
Before all of that, we have an announcement! HillyTown Presents NYC is back in action, pairing Maine bands up with local and national acts for shows in NYC (see also WHAT BLOG?!, our collaboration with a few of our music blogger friends). It’s been a while since we’ve done these regularly, so we’re psyched to get back into it on February 1st at Union Hall. Read on for details!
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
HillyTown Presents @ Union Hall [702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY]
Iska Dhaaf + The Tablets + Contrapposto + Beat Radio
8pm, $8 advance / $10 day of show, 21+
It’s here! The 5th installment of the Picnic Holiday Sale is happening this Sunday 12/15/13 at the Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore Street in Portland, ME from 11am to 6pm. Once again we’ve put together a lineup of DJ’s to keep you entertained and shopping all day! You can RSVP on Facebook (but the . . . → Read More: PICNIC Holiday Sale This Weekend!
We produced this video in collaboration with Aly Spaltro (Lady Lamb) and BreakThru Radio. Thanks to Jeff Beam, SPACE Gallery, WCYY, Bart & Greg’s, Bull Moose, and everybody else who helped out or let us film on those whirlwind couple of days back in March.
Our BFF’s in Biddo are right in the middle of their second annual OAK AND THE AX FESTIVAL, which we hope you already know about and are attending. To sweeten the pot, tomorrow at 1:30pm, they’ll be screening a video we (err, I, or whatever) made with Lady Lamb The Beekeeper back in March when . . . → Read More: THE OAK AND THE AX FEST
For the third year, HillyTown Presents is curating the live music lineup at Picnic Music + Arts Festival in Portland, Maine. The annual free festival is happening on Saturday, August 24th in Lincoln Park (corner of Congress + Franklin).
The festival itself is in its sixth year, and one of our favorite things . . . → Read More: PICNIC 2013 Music Lineup
Our favorite rock ‘n roll duo from Bangor, When Particles Collide, returns to the stage and the screen (they seem to have a thing for choreographed dance moves) with this brand new video for their track, “Ego.” Watch it now:
We’re back at it! This Friday, July 19, HillyTown Presents brings you Peter Squires, Hey Anna, and Mission Drift at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY!
Get tickets / RSVP on Facebook.
Can you believe it’s already that time of the year again? Denmark Arts Center Presents: DAM JAM 2013!
Once again, they’re featuring a few of our favorite Maine acts: Sunset Hearts, Coke Weed, and Jacob Augustine, as well as Mountain Animation, Burlington Taiko Ensemble, and a special set from Kristin Hersh (for the record, . . . → Read More: DAM JAM IS COMING – July 27!
For the second year in a row, we put together an official showcase as part of the Brooklyn-based Northside Festival. This time, we teamed up with our friends at StereoActiveNYC (full disclosure: HillyTown was sort of an offshoot/Maine-companion of SANYC in the beginning) and had some help from BreakThruRadio to put together . . . → Read More: 2013 Northside Festival Showcase Recap
While we’ve been keeping things a bit quiet here on the site, we’ve been busy prepping for a full summer of events! Things start off this weekend, as The L Magazine’s Northside Festival takes over North Brooklyn, and we’re back for our second annual HillyTown showcase.
On Sunday, June 16, HillyTown is teaming up . . . → Read More: HillyTown Northside Festival Showcase Sunday!
It’s mid-April, so that means that we’re back with yet another (our third, in fact) HillyTown Belfast Free Range Fest Sampler! This year, we’ve collective tracks from 21 bands playing next weekend’s festival (April 27) to make this free album for you to stream, embed, and download! Check it out below or at Bandcamp. (If . . . → Read More: 2013 Belfast Free Range Fest Sampler!
Check out more from Jesse Pilgrim & The Bonfire at Bandcamp.
Kyle Gervais (Grand Hotel, Cosades) has a new project called KGFREEZE Here’s his first video, for the song “Can’t Get My Mind Off Of You,” of the debut album, Sociopath.
Here’s the fourth – and final – installment in our BTR Hear & There video collaboration with BreakThru Radio. For this one, we joined Tyler from Foam Castles in the band’s basement practice space in Portland for the song, “Underground Interiors.”
. . . → Read More: BTR Hear & There MAINE #4: Foam Castles – “Underground Interiors”
More goodness from Lady Lamb The Beekeeper! This time, a video directed by the one and only David Meiklejohn, for the song “The Northing Pt. II.” Keep reading for Aly’s upcoming headlining tour dates, with opener Xenia Rubinos.
Lady Lamb on tour:
. . . → Read More: Lady Lamb video for “The Nothing Pt. II”