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International Cryptozoology Museum + The Green Hand open (+Nana Grizol coming)

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I regret not mentioning this before it happened, but last week’s First Friday Art Walk also marked the grand opening/ribbon-cutting ceremony at The International Cryptozoology Museum, located in the back of the new book store run by Michelle (of Strange Maine Gazette fame), The Green Hand. Here are a few photos from the night. Unfortunately, I missed the ribbon cutting myself, but the museum is a lot of fun and the book store is well-stocked with an interesting selection. Definitely find a few hours to browse both in the near future.

By the way, Elephant 6 band Nana Grizol will be in town tomorrow to play The Apohadion. Their album, Ruth (on Orange Twin), is set for a mid-January release (though if you’re impatient the digital version is out there and well worth your time and dollars) and from just a few listens I can already tell that some of these tracks are going to stick around in heavy rotation for a while. Here’s a BV post with an mp3 and videos and all that goodness. Check out a couple videos (of my favorite track on the album) after the jump.

The lead track, Cynicism, is sparse and beautiful, focusing on Theo Hilton’s guitar and vocals, with the full band kicking in only briefly for the climax. Here’s a live video of a performance in Athens, GA:

And a pretty cover of the same song: