We know that this is a pretty busy weekend in Portland, so we decided to give the Maine music fans in NYC a little excitement too. This weekend, The Rattlesnakes are heading south, hitting NJ, NY, and MA (check out their tour flyer below). This Sunday, August 5, they’re stopping at Union Hall in . . . → Read More: HillyTown NYC Presents: The Rattlesnakes + Troubled Sleep + The Split!
This will be the last one for a little while.
Tonight’s show at Cameo Gallery (located in the back of the restaurant The Lovin’ Cup Cafe on N. 6th) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been in the works for a while and we couldn’t be more excited to present this one. Things start off . . . → Read More: HillyTown Presents NYC Tonight!
Great Western Plain @ Union Hall
Wow. Another awesome show with Maine and Brooklyn bands last night. Sometimes we feel like we’re getting away with something having this much fun. A great turnout and top notch performances from Field Mouse, Great Western Plain, and Shark? (plus some killer jams from the WHAT DJ?! team . . . → Read More: HillyTown Presented in Brooklyn [2.22.12]
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 . . . → Read More: HillyTown Presented (in Brooklyn) Again [1.31.12]
This year, HillyTown will celebrate its 4th year. In the coming months, you’ll see some other names regularly popping up on the site as contributors, hopefully a new design and features, and more HillyTown Presents events in both Maine and New York. Thanks for sticking with us as we sort things out.
Coming up . . . → Read More: HillyTown Presents in Brooklyn: Jan. 12 @ Union Hall
When The Milkman’s Union were in town to record with and do a short tour alongside Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, I stopped by the studio to make this quick single shot video with frontman Henry Jamison. The track, “Bright and Future,” was recorded during a break on the Lady Lamb project at Let ‘Em In . . . → Read More: Henry Jamison video – “Bright and Future”
Noticing a theme here? On Wednesday, December 15, Lady Lamb and The Milkman’s Union (who have been recording together in Brooklyn) kicked off a brief tour at Union Hall in Park Slope along with their local pals Cuddle Magic. All just a couple days before Brenda hit the borough to play a diy show. . . . → Read More: Lady Lamb and The Milkman’s Union Played Brooklyn [12.15.11]
This is how the internet and music discovery works now: over the past few months we’ve noticed the words Coke Weed popping up every so often thanks to Facebook’s slightly creepy stream-of-consciousness system and our fine network of Maine musicians ranging from bedroom poppers and diy noisenicks to arena rockers. It took a minute to . . . → Read More: Coke Weed Interview
It’s totally just a coincidence that 75% of our live music coverage here on HillyTown lately has been about Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and o’death (that other 25% apparently goes to Astronautalis – a trend that will likely continue), but we happen to love both of those acts so no complaints here. This weekend, . . . → Read More: Lady Lamb and o’death Played Brooklyn [10.9.11]
One of the first acts to really land on our radar at HillyTown and make a big impact was Lady Lamb The Beekeeper. It’s been a couple years now since that first show we caught at Slainte, and Aly Spaltro has since toured extensively, gotten amazing press, and moved to Brooklyn. This week, I . . . → Read More: Lady Lamb Brooklyn Studio Visit, SPACE Saturday!
That was pretty much all I wanted to say. Thanks to everyone involved.
Phantom Buffalo at the Rock Shop – Brooklyn, NY
Ready for tomorrow night at Trash Bar? For now, I’m heading out to see more bands. Full photo galleries/videos/etc from all of this fun nonsense at some point in the future, . . . → Read More: HillyTown CMJ Day Party Was Awesome.
I told you I had some news coming. Let’s start with the first ever (that I’ve heard of) Portland, Maine Official CMJ Music Marathon Showcase.
Featuring 7 bands from Maine (and involved in the Portland scene), this showcase will take place on Saturday, October 23rd at Trash Bar (256 Grand St.) in the Williamsburg . . . → Read More: CMJ Announcements! Portland Showcase + Day Party + Compilation