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Arootsakoostik/Eurekakoostik/A-Roots Ramble Preview

By Anders J. Nielsen

Tricky Britches at Arootsakoostic – photo by No Idea Productions


Arootsakoostik, the ninth annual outdoor music festival in New Sweden, ME, is growing in the natural way (see our coverage of previous years here). What began as a project of passion for Aroostook County native Travis Cyr, has blossomed […]

sewer Goddess / Mugwort / Say John Earl / NYCTerent – SPACE Gallery – 03/28/15

KG Freeze / Cool Tara / Old Etc. – Empire – 03/28/15

Caroline Cotter – Acoustic Artisans – 03/28/15

No Joy / Metal Feathers / Grooms – SPACE Gallery – 03/27/15

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds – Empire Dine & Dance – 03/27/15

Metal Feathers come out of hiding tonight at SPACE

Metal Feather’s performing at 2011’s HillyTown Party Barge

We hope you’ll forgive us for forgetting momentarily about Portland’s Metal Feathers — but we are quick to forgive lapses in activity for anything that we know has a proven track record in Portland over here at HillyTown.

So yes, the fact is that it’s been […]

D. Gross / Samuel James – Blue – 03/26/15

AFRAID drops new album — playing Poland Street show on Friday

Poland Street


Oh no — is HillyTowncore becoming a thing again? We’ll slow down that descent soon and promise that we’ll be expanding our coverage as the winter hibernation of Portland starts to shake-off and new releases come our way.

For example, check out the new Haru Bangs Mixtape; or dare we consider […]

State of the State 3 – The State Theatre – 03/21/15

Friday Roundup: Blue is back, Mouth Washington, HI-DEF VIDZ and more

Spencer Albee and Walter Craven of 6gig in a recent video by Knack Factory.

Spencer Albee and Walter Craven of 6gig in a HI-DEF VID by Knack Factory.

I’m writing this roundup from my grown-up desk at my grown-up job, but I will assure you all that it’s just a facade. The true and only reason I have a job is so I can take an hour out […]

Mouth Washington album release show and tour starts tomorrow night at SPACE


Maybe you’ve noticed that one our featured albums for the last week has been Don’t Mean, the newest release from the Portland Dirigimus Cooperative noise-onslaught of Zach and Max Hansen, alongside Ian Gierhan and Sam Landry — better known as the four piece Mouth Washington.

Don’t Mean is everything you’ve come to expect […]

Fur / the Lopez / aLEX KEATON – Mathews – 03/18/15

S.S. Cretins / Bad Leg / The Amphibious Man / Langosta – Flask Lounge – 03/18/15

LIVE AND LOCAL PRESENTS: Methuin Muir / Aleric Nez / The Orchards – One Longfellow Square – 03/17/15