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Jenny Lewis and Kurt Vile (and the Violators) Played The State

Hi folks, it’s been a while, huh? We’ve missed you. Maybe you’ve missed us. Or maybe you’ve been out enjoying your life and going to all sorts of amazing concerts. We sure hope so. Anyway, last week, our photographer Andrew Foster hit The State for the great Jenny Lewis + Kurt Vile & The Violators show. All accounts indicate that it was an excellent night. Check out our exclusive photos below!

Great Western Plain on BTR

Maine dudes Great Western Plain recently stopped by Serious Business in NYC for this brand spankin’ new episode of Serious Business On BTR! Check it out!

Hello 2014. HillyTown Presents NYC + more!

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 . . . → Read More: Hello 2014. HillyTown Presents NYC + more!

PICNIC Holiday Sale This Weekend!

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!

Lady Lamb: Return To Maine documentary

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.

Enjoy.

THE OAK AND THE AX FEST

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

PICNIC 2013 Music Lineup

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

When Particles Collide – “Ego” official video

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:

HillyTown Presents In Brooklyn! Peter Squires + more

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.

 

DAM JAM IS COMING – July 27!

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!

2013 Northside Festival Showcase Recap

Lisa/Liza @ Northside 2013

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

HillyTown Northside Festival Showcase Sunday!

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!

2013 Belfast Free Range Fest Sampler!

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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!

New video: “The Flattest Of Country” Jesse Pilgrim & The Bonfire

Check out more from Jesse Pilgrim & The Bonfire at Bandcamp.

New KGFREEZE Video

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.