With a busy schedule of HillyTown Presents shows over the past couple of months, we’ve had the opportunity to work with some great local and national acts, including longtime favorites and bands we were seeing for the first time. This past Saturday in Biddeford, we brought you Lovers – a trio from Portland, OR – for a show a The Oak + The Ax. We’ve been enjoying every track of their album Dark Light for some time now, and were ecstatic to see those song realized in a live setting. It was also great to see such a large crowd come out for this one – it seemed like a lot of people in the room had the same overwhelmingly positive reaction to the band as we did. A Severe Joy got things started strong with what was described by one person as “a cabaret LCD Soundsystem” and won over the whole room with an inspiring dance-based performance, before Tree Streets moved things along with their garage country jams. Read on for a full gallery from the show!
Photos by Bryan Bruchman.