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The Decemberists / Lady Lamb – The State Theatre – 07/29/15

Who The Decemberists / Lady Lamb When Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:00pm – $40 – All Ages Where The State Theatre (map) 609 Congress Street Portland, ME, USA Other InfoThe Decemberists + Lady Lamb

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SOLD OUT: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper / Cuddle Magic / Henry Jamison – Port City Music Hall – 03/13/15

Who SOLD OUT: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper / Cuddle Magic / Henry Jamison When Friday, March 13, 2015 8:00pm – $13 advance / $15 day of show / $20 Preferred Seating – 18+ Where Port City Music Hall (map) Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoLady Lamb The Beekeeper Cuddle Magic Henry Jamison

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Lady Lamb: Return To Maine documentary

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

We produced this video in collaboration with Aly Spaltro (Lady Lamb) and BreakThru Radio. Thanks to Jeff Beam, SPACE Gallery, WCYY, Bart & Greg’s, Bull Moose, and everybody else who helped out or let us film on those whirlwind couple of days back in March.

Enjoy.

Lady Lamb video for “The Nothing Pt. II”

More goodness from Lady Lamb The Beekeeper! This time, a video directed by the one and only David Meiklejohn, for the song “The Northing Pt. II.” Keep reading for Aly’s upcoming headlining tour dates, with opener Xenia Rubinos.

Lady Lamb on tour:

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Stream Lady Lamb’s Ripely Pine Now!

This one has been a very long time coming. Lady Lamb The Beekeeper‘s big debut LP, Ripely Pine, comes out next Tuesday (2/19) on Ba Da Bing, but you can stream the whole thing today.

 

Head over to WNYC Soundcheck for individual tracks, or listen to the whole thing right . . . → Read More: Stream Lady Lamb’s Ripely Pine Now!

Kaki King / Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – SPACE Gallery – 12/04/12

Who Kaki King / Lady Lamb the Beekeeper When Tuesday, December 4, 2012 8:30pm – $15 – All Ages Where SPACE Gallery (map) 538 Congress St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoKaki King with Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

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Lady Lamb and o’death Played Brooklyn [10.9.11]

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]

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…

Beirut / Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

Who Beirut / Lady Lamb The Beekeeper When Friday, July 29, 2011 Where The State Theatre (map) 609 Congress Street Portland, ME, USA Other InfoBeirut + LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER “While it may sound like an entire Balkan orchestra playing modern songs as mournful ballads and upbeat marches, Beirut is largely the work of one New Mexico native, Zach Condon. Horns, violins, cellos, ukuleles, mandolins, glockenspiels, drums, tambourines, congas, organs, pianos, clarinets and accordions are staples in his music, and they all build and break the melodies under Condon’s deep-voiced crooner vocals, swaying to the Eastern European beats that sound like they’re being brought to you by a 12-member ensemble.

Though young, Condon already has a few albums under his belt. He recorded under the name Real People when he was fifteen, which was an electronic record admittedly fashioned after his love of The Magnetic Fields. At sixteen, he recorded an entire doo-wop album that was inspired by Frankie & The Teenagers. Condon was a straight-A student until he dropped out at the age of 16 to travel Europe in a drunken haze, cavorting and partying with the locals wherever he ended up. It was during one of these evenings that he was first exposed to Balkan gypsy music (notably including the Boban Markovic Orchestra), blasting from the upstairs apartment. Condon went upstairs to see what exactly he was hearing, and ended up staying up all night with the Serbian artists, going through albums country by country, note for note. His first album under the name Beirut, Gulag Orkester, is the direct result of what he learned that night.

A flood of attention followed Gulag, as online raves lead to reverential fandom, international acclaim, and a tsunami of interviews, photoshoots and features, as Condon and his newly formed band traveled to Russia, Poland, Turkey and throughout North America and Europe.

Astonishingly, he proved himself as talented a bandleader as composer. New songs were written, album songs reworked, and the band’s shows quickly developed to dramatic heights far beyond its mere months-long existence. This band went on to record an EP, Lon Gisland, in 2007, which marked the first Beirut recordings with the live ensemble. Half a year later, Beirut came out with another album, The Flying Club Cup. Inspired by an obscure photo from 1910 depicting hot air balloons taking flight mere steps away from the Eiffel Tower, an image Zach stuck to the wall for inspiration, The Flying Club Cup is an homage to France’s culture, fashion, history and music.

In 2009, Beirut released the double EP March of the Zapotec & Realpeople: Holland. The first was partly recorded in Oaxaca with the Mexican Banda Jimenez, and a more pronounced South-American flavor. The second EP ‘Holland’ was credited to Condon’s old name Realpeople and consists of five electrotracks. Currently, Beirut is in Brooklyn working on their third full-length release.”

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SXSW Bands: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

It looks like Lambmania really is catching on. Lady Lamb The Beekeeper (aka Aly Spaltro, formerly of Portland, Maine, now floating between NYC, MA, and Maine) has been riding a wave of buzz (I guess we were on to something) and good press in the past year, and this looks like a lot of . . . → Read More: SXSW Bands: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

The Mumlers / Lady Lamb the Beekeeper / The Milkman\\\’s Union

Who The Mumlers / Lady Lamb the Beekeeper / The Milkman’s Union When Wednesday, November 4, 2009 8:00pm – $7 – 18+ Where SPACE Gallery (map) 538 Congress St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoLady Lamb the Beekeeper + The Mumlers + The Milkman’s Union

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