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Live And Local: A Severe Joy / Waco Sparkler – One Longfellow Square – 06/02/15

Gin Lab / The Other Bones / A Severe Joy – Empire Dine & Dance – 10/27/12

A Severe Joy / Geronimo! / Henry Hoagland – Flask Lounge – 10/22/12


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 […]

A Severe Joy / Andy Elwell / Daniel Hales – Slainte – 07/20/12

A Severe Joy on BTR Hear & There

This is some pretty fun news to share. While I was in Maine for the recent week of HillyTown shows, I caught up with José Ayerve, aka A Severe Joy, to shoot a performance video in Portland for BreakThruRadio‘s video series, Hear & There. Check out the video of the song “Inside Out and Hand […]

Foxy Shazam / Dean Ford / A Severe Joy – Port City Music Hall – 05/06/12

Tim Fite / a Severe Joy

A Severe Joy Releases and Tour Update!

We love Jose Ayerve’s project, A Severe Joy. He just sent word of a new project in which he will release 10 singles throughout 2012, each being delivered on limited edition plexi-disc records that have been lathe-cut and numbered by Jeremy Leclair of Various Artists Records in limited quantities for purchase online. The first one, […]

HillyTown Presented (in Brooklyn) Again [1.31.12]

Two masks, two duos, a dance contest, and flowers? Yup, sounds like a HillyTown Presents show. At least on Tuesday night at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY it was. A Severe Joy came down from Maine to play a show along with locals Genghis Hans and Mitten, and Poingly kept things fun with jams […]

A Robot/WPC Presents: Pretty and Nice / A Severe Joy / When Particles Collide / Yes We Kin

TWO: Vanityites / A Severe Joy

HillyTown Presented: Lovers [6.4.11]


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 […]

HillyTown Presents: Lovers (and more) Saturday!

HillyTown Presents: Lovers + Tree Streets + Jose Ayerve

Portland, Oregon-based electro-pop trio Lovers have set out on an ambitious two month long national tour that brings them to Biddeford tomorrow for this exciting HillyTown Presents triple bill tomorrow night (6/4) at The Oak + The Ax in Biddeford. We’re excited about our new friends from the other Portland, but don’t skip out […]