Olas is more than just a band: it’s music, dance, performance, and now a film! Debuting at SPACE Gallery on December 15, Olas The Film is a portrait of the music, the dance, the people, the lives, the partnerships and the friendships of Olas. Check out the trailer below, and mark your calendar to be . . . → Read More: Olas Film Teaser
There’s a whole lot of strange going on in this video for Contrapposto‘s single, “Cousinfriends,” but we like it. What do you think?
So many of our favorite Maine bands have managed to make their way down to NYC and found time to do sessions at Serious Business Music for BreakThru Radio: Kurt Baker, Sunset Hearts, Brenda, The Milkman’s Union, Marie Stella, etc… and now The Rattlesnakes! Watch the video below!
Listen to the whole interview and . . . → Read More: The Rattlesnakes studio session: Serious Business on BTR
Today, VICE premiered the video for Sontiago‘s song, “Muscle Car,” featuring Therese Workman from Oh My Goodness (who we’ve been harassing forever to play a show, and will continue to do so). It’s a fun track and the video is just a big old Portland love fest for us with so many familiar faces making appearances . . . → Read More: New Sontiago video – “Muscle Car” + Lady Lamb news
Interview by Kevin Steeves.
“It’s just a fuckin’ star-spangled tried and true regular rock’n’roll band which happens to have six people from the local scene in it. If that’s the criteria for a supergroup, most bands in this town would probably qualify. We wish we were the Traveling Wilburys, that would rule.”
photo by Jessie . . . → Read More: Endless Jags interview
Local powerpop superstar Kurt Baker joined the growing list of Maine musicians to hit up Serious Business in NYC to film a studio session for BreakThruRadio. Watch it here!
Portland band The Milkman’s Union start their fall tour today with a show at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, opening for Brown Bird. They’ll be heading out West then back through NYC over the next few weeks. Follow the band on Twitter for what we’re sure will be amusing updates along the way. . . . → Read More: The Milkman’s Union on Tour
Once again, HillyTown teamed up with a couple of our NYC music blogger friends to throw a free party during the CMJ Music Marathon. Tomorrow, (Tuesday, October 16) at Pianos Upstairs Lounge, from 1pm-7pm, we’re co-presenting 8 great bands, including HillyTown favorite A Severe Joy.
Learn more about the show and all the performers . . . → Read More: WHAT BLOG?! Party at CMJ TOMORROW!
Interview by Kevin Steeves.
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If you’ve been following the Brooklyn-based metal fusion band Goes Cube (who have played a few HillyTown Presents shows in Portland) for the past nine years, it might be difficult to believe that vocalist and guitarist . . . → Read More: Distant Correspondent Interview + mp3
It’s ticket giveaway time!
This Thursday, Canadian band Stars headlines a show at Port City Music Hall, with opening sets from Diamond Rings and California Wives. Check out California Wives’ video for the song “Purple” below then find out how to enter to win two tickets to the show!
. . . → Read More: Contest: See California Wives open for Stars at Port City!
It’s been some time since we last heard anything from the usually prolific Jakob Battick. His last public performance was back in June, performing at Red Medicine’s farewell show with post-punk hybrid Captain Hollow (who have yet to release their long-delayed debut). And aside from a few odds-and-ends releases including a ghostly Primal Scream . . . → Read More: Interview: Jakob Battick / Afraid
Our friends The Toughcats just released a new video for their song “Some Old Days,” which appears on their upcoming album, WOODENBALL.
WOODENBALL comes out on September 18th but you can preorder it now at Bull Moose.
Can we just make this happen once a month or so? Girl Talk has come to Portland a couple times now, and it’s a reliably fun, sweaty, ridiculous affair of a party. Read on for photos from the latest visit, shot by Tom Couture.
. . . → Read More: Girl Talk Did It Again: Photo recap [8.16.12]
It’s already that time! KahBang takes over Bangor, Maine this weekend for a nonstop festival of music, art, and film. Since music is our specialty around here, we’ll address that with some recommendations. Start with this full schedule and follow along. Some bands (locals) are playing multiple shows, so you have a couple chances . . . → Read More: KahBang 2012 Is Here! Here’s Your HillyTown Guide to the Fest.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been three months since this year’s excellent Belfast Free Range Music Festival. The growing fest has quickly become one of our favorite musical moments to look forward to each year in Maine, and we’re proud to be a part of it (through our annual afterparty at Three . . . → Read More: Free Range Festival Photo Recap [4.28.12]