All Roads Music Festival Recap + Interview

It’s been about a month since the inaugural All Roads Music Festival happened in Belfast, ME (May 16, 2015). HillyTown photographer Conall O’Brien was there to catch the action, and we checked in with festival director Meg Shorette for her thoughts on the experience, and to find out what lies ahead.

Interview by Bryan Bruchman.

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KahBang In Full Swing

You know what’s up. Half the bands in Portland are up in Bangor this weekend, and if you’ve been meaning to catch anybody (or, you know, one of those big national acts that are also playing) then you probably want to get on the road asap. Find the full schedule at the KahBang site.

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Arootsakoostik Sampler

The fine folks (namely, Travis Cyr) behind the Arootsakoostik Music Festival happening July 9 in New Sweden, ME, have just released a free, downloadable sampler of 17 bands playing the event. Check out the sampler below and make your plans for the festival now!

Arootsakoostik 2011 CD Sampler by Arootsakoostik Music Festival

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Bangor Waterfront Shows On The Way

We already know about a healthy dose of live music action on Portland’s waterfront, but up in Bangor (about 2 hours away), the summer is even more packed with waterfront shows. Besides KahBang and the American Folk Festival, Waterfront Concerts has a whole series of events happening on their temporary stage, starting this weekend. . . . → Read More: Bangor Waterfront Shows On The Way

KahBang 2011 Lineup: MMJ, Surfer Blood, The Gay Blades, Lady Lamb…

Now THIS is the kind of festival I want to see!

For its third year, Bangor’s KahBang Festival really seems to be finding a good niche. They’ve been flirting with indie rock, hip hop, and crowd-friendly rock bands, (all while finding a great audience for one of our favorites, The Gay Blades, who . . . → Read More: KahBang 2011 Lineup: MMJ, Surfer Blood, The Gay Blades, Lady Lamb…

Nateva 2011 Lineup Announced!

Here it is, kids – the artists playing at the 2011 Nateva Music and Camping Festival, August 4-7 at the Oxford Fairgrounds in Oxford, ME. Here’s who you’ll be able to find on the four stages (with more to be announced as they confirm). Acts who might be of particular interest to readers of . . . → Read More: Nateva 2011 Lineup Announced!

American Folk Festival Photo Recap

I figure a one month turnaround is a pretty reasonable schedule for photos, right? Actually, HillyTown photographer Conall O’Brien got the photos in much sooner, but I’ve been too caught up in all this CMJ excitement that I didn’t get around to posting these shots from the American Folk Festival. The event went down . . . → Read More: American Folk Festival Photo Recap

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 . . . → Read More: Maine Bands Heading To CMJ

ArootsAkoostic This Saturday

Take a ride up, way up. For those unfamiliar with the annual ArootsAkoostic festival in New Sweden, Maine, just take a look at this map.

The extensive lineup includes some of the state of Maine’s best music, all in a setting far from the clubs and bars where you might usually see them. . . . → Read More: ArootsAkoostic This Saturday

Full KahBang Schedule Announced

It must be the day of festival lineup announcements. Earlier we got the dirt on Picnic and just now word on Bangor’s KahBang Festival (August 6-14) came in. Last year we had an amazing time and took lots of photos at the festival’s first run, and we’ve already given away a couple . . . → Read More: Full KahBang Schedule Announced

Roundup! Feat Tours, Record Store Day, Triumphant Returns (April 11-17)

The big music news and happenings this weekend are mostly centered around the annual Record Store Day, which goes down tomorrow, Saturday the 18th (also of note is the unrelated show at Hogfarm), at record shops around the country! Local celebrations start early, with an appearance by Ani Difranco at the Scarborough Bull Moose . . . → Read More: Roundup! Feat Tours, Record Store Day, Triumphant Returns (April 11-17)