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Portland Mag On The State Of The State

The cover of the new issue of Portland Monthly features a time-split juxtaposition of The State Theater (pictured above, as seen by myself last year on a trip before moving to Portland) in its last heyday as a functioning venue and in its current dormant state. The article, titled “Who Kidnapped the State Theater” […]

Honey Clouds / Huak / The Class Machine

Hoots & Hellmouth / Roy Davis

Dar Williams

Eilen Jewell / Milton

Lucy Wainwright Roche / Rebecca Pronsky / Marie Moreshead

Sam James / Moses Atwood

Ladies Night: Sara Halle Richardson / Lady Lamb The Beekeeper / Courtney Underwood

Cursillistas / Gay Camp

Opening A New Record Shop? That Sounds Absurd!

There’s a new vinyl-only record shop (LPs & 45s) opening in Portland this week. Check it out this (Black) Friday (November 27) as they open their doors for the first time.

Sounds Absurd has taken over the space at 55 Oak Street that was formerly occupied by Herbs Gully, who shut their doors […]


Bands (and other locals), I WANT Your Spam!

This is just a friendly reminder to the bands out there – I want you to put me on your mailing list. And your press list, if you have one. This is only for bands in Portland, ME or those that play here frequently (and their publicists, labels, etc). So here goes, it’s hello -at- […]

Holy Boys Danger Club / Grand Hotel / Dead Man\’s Clothes / Stereo Flys

Photos: Lions + Tigers + Bears at PCMH 11.18.09

Last Wednesday, Port City Music Hall filled up with another huge crowd for a great WCYY-sponsored show loaded with animal-named bands (incredibly, no Wolf bands were involved.) Keeping with the Athens, Georgia theme, Twin Tigers started things off and set the epic, noisy tone for the night. Later on, As Tall As Lions pushed […]