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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 […]

Change of Plans, Portland

So, the Braids show at SPACE was canceled. Don’t worry, you’ve still got a great option in town: Saint Solitude is back in town again, this time with a show at Empire. Splendora Colt and Jon Zack open. Remember this fun video from a couple months back?

For those of you in NYC […]

HillyTown Returns to CMJ!

It’s that time again! Last year we threw a day party and coordinated the official Portland, ME showcase during the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC. It was all so much fun that we couldn’t resist getting in on the action again.

We’ll start with the free party (what better way, right?). Wednesday night, […]

Maine Returns To CMJ: PMF CMJ Showcase Taking Applications

Last year I (along with that assistance of Eternal Otter Records‘ Will Ethridge) coordinated a slew of festivities involving Maine musicians at the CMJ Music Marathon. This year we’re at it again, this time via the Portland Music Foundation. Read on for details on how your band can be part of the fun this October […]

Portland, Maine CMJ Showcase TODAY!

Here we are, friends. The CMJ Music Marathon showcase we worked on for the past year and that all that Kickstarter business helped to make possible is finally here.

Things kick off at 8pm at The Trash Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Free PBR for the first hour (during The Lucid’s set), $6 PBR […]

HillyTown CMJ Day Party Was Awesome.

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 […]

CMJ Announcements! Portland Showcase + Day Party + Compilation

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 […]

Maine Bands Heading To CMJ

Today, CMJ announced the current full list of bands performing at this year’s annual Music Marathon & Film Festival. Check out the full list here. Why do we care so much about a festival in another city? Because for the first time ever, it will include a Portland, Maine showcase with 7 bands from the […]