Last night I took the 20 minute drive from Portland to Biddeford for a couple of firsts. The occasion was Blood Warrior‘s first show in Maine (they’ll be playing second at tonight’s final installment of the HillyTown OFFStage at SPACE free concert series). I’d been enjoying the two tracks available on their myspace page for some time now, but their live performance brought even more energy and a spooky element to the music, enhanced by twin film projectors show overlapping images on the band and the wall behind them. Don’t miss them tonight, right after White Light (which includes the two members of South China, who also played last night and whose music is very well-suited to a listening room such as the Hogfarm).
That other first that I mentioned was my first trip to the new Hogfarm Studios Annex. It’s a great space in downtown Biddeford, hidden away down a hallway in an unassuming Main Street building. The room itself is pretty simple, a large rectangular shape which you enter right next to the stage, with cozy seating (chairs, benches, etc) scattered throughout the space, and a small but great counter at the back which serves snacks, drinks, and sandwiches. It’s definitely worth the drive to experience a show in this great new space.