This First Friday the art walk will be getting a dose of local stand-up comedy in an unconventional venue: the back of a truck. Portland Comedy Co-op, a collective of comedians performing together since 2013, will be bringing their sets outside of the dark bars and clubs usually frequented by stand-ups in the Maine comedy scene. . . . → Read More: Curbside Enthusiasm Preview
Yes — the past few weeks have been filled with an onslaught of announcements of national acts coming to Portland (thanks to Lauren at the State Theatre and other bookers). Here are a few national acts coming to our city this spring and summer that we think you should checkout — unless it’s a sold-out show (looking at you, Neutral Milk Hotel). . . . → Read More: The HillyTown Portland National Preview
Lisa/Liza’s newest release The First Museum was released in November and is available on Bandcamp through Pretty Purgatory as both a physical and digital release. . . . → Read More: HillyTown Q&A: Lisa/Liza’s Liza Victoria
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.
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.
Another photo gallery! This time it’s from the annual Hill ‘n the ‘Ville festival in Waterville, held in collaboration with Colby College‘s Student Government Association on Saturday, September 11th (the same day as the SPACE Gallery Block Party in Portland). Read on for photos of Rustic Overtones, Ryan Montbleau Band, and Adam Ezra Group . . . → Read More: 4th Annual Hill ‘n the ‘Ville Photo Recap
The Radiators are a New Orleans-based band who’ve been going strong for over 25 years now, entertaining crowds with a mix of bayou funk and blues that’s come to be known as Fish Head Music (unusual to see that word spelled without a Ph in these parts, huh?). Conall (a self-professed “Fish head”) checked out . . . → Read More: Radiators At PCMH Photos