Sure, this was almost three months ago, but that sounds like a good time to reminisce a bit. On Friday, April 27, we took over the great Dirigimus warehouse space in Portland for a massive party featuring What Cheer? Brigade, Callers, the Milkman’s Union, and the Nogar Family Band. It was a fun, surreal . . . → Read More: Photo Recap: HillyTown at Dirigimus [4.27.12]
Tonight is the last of our week of HillyTown fun, and we’re closing it out with a big night of music at Empire Dine & Dance! Details below!
FOAM CASTLES + HIGGINS + JEFF BEAM + DJ Kurt Baker before and between the bands! Doors at 9pm, $6, 21+. See you there!
. . . → Read More: Final HillyTown Week Show Tonight At Empire!
I almost can’t believe there’s still a few more days left to this week. We’ve been so happy with/excited about everything already, and can’t wait to see how the rest comes together. Tonight’s a big one, returning to the venue that easily takes the title of favorite/best/most amazing place in the universe (sure I’m biased, . . . → Read More: HillyTown Week Halfway, SPACE Tonight!
According to the internet rumor mill, tonight will be the last Mango Floss show ever. They’ve been a favorite Portland band of ours for the past year (I believe we dubbed them our “house band” because we just kept booking them a few times in a row last Fall), so we’re sad to see them . . . → Read More: HillyTown Presents, Tonight At Geno’s!
We’ve been spending a lot of time talking about Maine bands coming to Brooklyn (and helping to make that happen when we can) but it’s time to get back to the source. In April and May, HillyTown Presents a week worth of exciting events in the state where it all started. We’ve got an Arbor . . . → Read More: We Haven’t Forgotten About Maine.
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
o'death poster by Kris Johnsen
This is a big weekend for parties with “o” bands at SPACE Gallery. Tomorrow there’s SPACE co-founder Jon Courtney’s birthday celebration with Oneida and Company, and then on Sunday it’s a HillyTown shindig (which the Free Press recommends) featuring o’death, with Butcher Boy and Splendora Colt (read a PPH . . . → Read More: o’death Show This Sunday
Picnic 2011 poster by Kris Johnsen
Check out some music from The Outfits while you read on… The Outfits Demo by The Outfits
This is another big weekend for us! Rain or shine, we’ll be outside all day tomorrow (Sat. 8/27) in Lincoln Park in Portland for the FREE Picnic Music + Arts . . . → Read More: HillyTown Presents Music @ PICNIC + Afterparty This Saturday
Who A Robot + HillyTown Present: PICNIC Afterparty w/ Vanityites / Clouder / Weird Chidlren When Saturday, August 27, 2011 9:00pm – $5 – 21+ Where Geno’s (map) 625 Congress St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other Info After a long day of great music and incredible local arts (don’t forget to eat!), come over to Geno’s to keep the party going. Clouder and Weird Children are in town for Picnic, but they’ll tease you there before playing full sets at this night party, with Portland legends-in-the-making Vanityites sandwiched right in the middle.
Clouder [NYC] http://clouder.bandcamp.com/
Vanityites [PTLD] http://soundcloud.com/vanityites
Weird Children [NYC] http://weirdchildren.bandcamp.com/
This is the first of many A ROBOT + HillyTown collaborations.
SEE YOU THERE, CREEPY MEATBALLS.
$5 | 21+
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Who HillyTown Presents: o’death / Butcher Boy / Splendora CÃ¶lt When Sunday, September 18, 2011 7:30pm – $8 adv/ $10 dos – 18+ Where SPACE Gallery (map) 538 Congress St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoHillyTown Presents! o’death + Butcher Boy + Splendora CÃ¶lt
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Two things I love are music and food, so this event was a chance to pair the two. Despite some threatening clouds and occasional drizzle (oh, and that sold out Beirut show across town), the pre-show backyard BBQ we set up at Mayo Street Arts on Friday went off without a hitch, and music . . . → Read More: HillyTown Presented: Mayo Street (+ BBQ) [7.29.11]
Here’s a video preview of what we’ve put together for you tonight at Mayo Street Arts in Portland. Three excellent acts that you may or may not be aware of already, plus a pre-show stuff-yr-face BBQ party in the backyard (or maybe inside depending on the weather) with both meaty and veggie treats from Deux . . . → Read More: Mayo Street Show Preview (in Videos)