Planets Around The Sun Get Watery, Dubtastic

Portland mind-expanding experimentalists Planets Around The Sun just unveiled the hypnotic new video for “Water Dub” that they’ve been hanging onto for a minute, so now we can all enjoy it.

This isn’t some fancy filter on the video – it was shot this way. The band’s Ian Paige filmed “Water Dub” at the . . . → Read More: Planets Around The Sun Get Watery, Dubtastic

SOUP!

This Sunday is your opportunity to make some fast cash. No, this isn’t some money-making scheme, it’s a “collaborative public dinner event and democratic experiment in micro-funding for creative projects in Portland.” Got your attention?

The first event of its kind here in Portland, Maine, SOUP is modeled after the event by the . . . → Read More: SOUP!

Digital Ghost Of The Labor Mural

This site doesn’t get too political (or focused specifically on art), but this video was too good to skip on posting. I guess I do have a thing for projections.

Might I also suggest an alternate soundtrack. Additionally, PACA has placed prints from panels of the mural around Portland – you may have seen them . . . → Read More: Digital Ghost Of The Labor Mural

Fun-A-Day: w/ The Gloaming / Roomful of Guns

Love Kills Demons

Described as “a window into the spirit of an artist looking for change,” the 12 short films by Jim Helton that make up Love Kills Demons explore the world of artist Chris Rubino‘s through beautiful photography and with the aid of a soundtrack by Maine’s own Big Blood. Check out the individual clips or full . . . → Read More: Love Kills Demons

Cloud

If you happened to walk past the front window/gallery of Port City Music Hall during First Friday (chances are you did, judging by the huge amounts of people out and about that night), then you probably noticed this interesting piece. Gregory Witt created “Cloud,” a sculptural installation comprised of large gear-like styrofoam shapes that move . . . → Read More: Cloud

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Ocean / Sun Gods In Exile / Desolate Grace

We Went To The Maine Comics Arts Festival

It was just a couple of weekends ago that history was made right here in Portland. Maybe you missed it if you didn’t happen to be out wandering down the quiet end of Commercial Street, before you get to the Narrow Gauge, but there was a festival going on! On Sunday, May 17th, Casablanca . . . → Read More: We Went To The Maine Comics Arts Festival

Evolution Sound System

This Is Not A Photograph, Photograph, Photograph

When I first heard about Mission Of Burma coming to Portland I had to respond with “THE Mission Of Burma?!” Luckily it wasn’t just a cleverly named event at SPACE, but one of my all-time favorite bands had actually just booked a show. Word is that the opening bands, Huak (who I’ve told in the . . . → Read More: This Is Not A Photograph, Photograph, Photograph

Tod Seelie Photo Exhibit opening (Japanther!)

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