New Maine Music On Bandcamp

There’s a ton of music from Maine out there – here’s a selection of what we found recently over at Bandcamp that was uploaded in the last month or so (though the music may not actually be new, it’s all new to us). Dig in and enjoy – there’s a ton of variety here . . . → Read More: New Maine Music On Bandcamp

B. Dolan (Is Coming This Weekend) Interview

This Sunday (2/13) sees Rhode Island’s B. Dolan bringing a huge Valentine’s Day weekend tour he’s calling “The Church Of Love & Ruin” to SPACE Gallery. He was nice enough to answer some questions in the week leading up to this special string of shows to help shed some light on what he’s got planned . . . → Read More: B. Dolan (Is Coming This Weekend) Interview

Lyrics Born w/ Educated Advocates at Port City Music Hall 2.3.11

Review and photos by David Zwickerhill

Thursday (2/3/11) night’s hip hop show at Port City Music Hall was not one to have missed. From a solid performance by the openers, local trio Educated Advocates, to the frenetic energy of California rapper Lyrics Born, it was a barn burner from end to end. Lyrics Born . . . → Read More: Lyrics Born w/ Educated Advocates at Port City Music Hall 2.3.11

ROCK THAT Fest Photo Recap

Last weekend, the first ROCK THAT: Portland Maine Hip Hop Festival took over the Big Easy from Friday, 11/19 to Sunday, 11/21. Mark Curdo, the event’s organizer, says that the event, whose purpose was to “put resources, efforts and passion together all at once to make as much noise as possible for the local . . . → Read More: ROCK THAT Fest Photo Recap

J. Cole / Spose / Jeremy Greene / Thommy

Spose and [dog] and [pony] Team Up

In what might seem like an unlikely pairing, Portland’s music video masters [dog] and [pony] have teamed up with Wells’ premier rapper, Spose (Universal Records), to produce a video for “The Cask” which also works as a promo video for his upcoming album, The Audacity!, due out later this year. Check it out below:

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Moody Lords Fundraiser: Boondocks / Dynamo P. / DJ Rew / The Lin / Slouch / Slop / Alt / Adam B.

Reflections Eternal: Talib Kweli / Hi-Tek

Sole & the Skyrider Band / Onry Ozzborn\\\’s Dark Time Sunshine / Ceschi

Gift Of Gab / Writtenhouse

New Why? Remix From Alias

They paired up for one track on his Portland-based Anticon labelmate Alias’ last album, Resurgam, and now Alias has returned the favor and remixed the track “One Rose” off Why?’s new Eskimo Snow album. Check it out (along with more Why? goodies) over at RCRD LBL.

Rock The Bells Presents: Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek / Slum Village / Slaughterhouse / Supernatural & Pete Rock

De La Soul

Roundupish, Another Soggy First Friday (April 25-May 1)

Two of the best shows I’ve seen in a while here in Portland were hip-hop shows this week. Both were also sorely under attended. Granted, they happened mid-week, but that’s no excuse. The locals (DJ Mayonnaise, Brzowski, Moshe) all brought top-notch performances, and the touring acts they were supporting were just unbelievable. As . . . → Read More: Roundupish, Another Soggy First Friday (April 25-May 1)

Strange Famous Showcase: B Dolan / Prayers for Atheists / Prolyphic / Alias / Sage Francis