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 she went up to Portland for her record release show at SPACE Gallery. It’ll be the first time anybody sees it before it hits the internet next month. But that’s all besides the point, because O+A have put together an amazing weekend-long lineup of goodness for your eyes, ears, and heart and we hope you’re there sharing the goodness with them.
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).
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:
To make the whole thing even better for all of you Portlanders, this year they’re running a bus to get you from the city to the festival! For $20 you get a ticket to the festival and a ride out – leaving from in front of Joe’s Smoke Shop. Get your tickets here (just the festival ticket is $10)!
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 a free, all-day show featuring 12 bands. Maine acts included Sunset Hearts, The Coalsack In Crux, and Lisa/Liza, sharing the stage with some familiar Brooklyn bands such as Miniboone, Clouder, and Weird Children (all of whom have done various HillyTown/Maine things over the past couple years) – among others.
Thanks so much to all the bands, the venue, Northside Festival, and everybody who came out to spend their Sunday/Father’s Day with us in Brooklyn!
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’sNorthside Festival takes over North Brooklyn, and we’re back for our second annual HillyTown showcase.
On Sunday, June 16, HillyTown is teaming up with StereoActiveNYC (which you may or may not be familiar as the NYC-based blog/showlist precursor to this site, in a way) for a FREE, ALL DAY official Northside showcase featuring bands from NYC and Maine, all at Spike Hill in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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 you just want a zip of the MP3s, go here).
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.”
For this, the third installment of our collaboration with BTR Hear & There, we stopped by Lisa/Liza‘s apartment in the West End of Portland on a chilly, foggy day, for an intimate, solo performance of her song, “There In The Water.”
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Videos from Mike Cunnane
Milo performing Concerning the Dream Tigers I Have Seen (For Borges) at the Oak and the Ax on August twenty third, two thousand and thirteen.