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Summer Show season in Portland kicks off with Downtown Boys, Beach House and more

In case you didn’t notice, summer is fast approaching — or maybe it should already be here? June 21st seems a bit away to be the first official day of summer.

And with that fast approach has come the annual rush of summer show announcements for Portland which kicked off in a somewhat grand way . . . → Read More: Summer Show season in Portland kicks off with Downtown Boys, Beach House and more

TONIGHT: OLS’ Live And Local Winter Series w/Leveret And Mr.NEET

In case you missed our post last week when we went record shopping with the Portland Art rock trio Leveret, they’re continuing to support their debut album Action At A Distance with a show tonight at One Longfellow Square. . . . → Read More: TONIGHT: OLS’ Live And Local Winter Series w/Leveret And Mr.NEET

The State + OLS present: The Barr Brothers / Jocie Adams

Who The State + OLS present: The Barr Brothers / Jocie Adams When Saturday, December 3, 2011 8:00pm – All Ages Where One Longfellow Square (map) 181 State St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoThe Barr Brothers Saturday, December 03, 2011 8:00 PM One Longfellow Square and The State Theater present: The Barr Brothers Jocie Adams opens!

The Barr Brothers’ are 2/3 of the improv rock trio The Slip.

Unusual gear—homemade guitars, hammered dulcimer, an air compressor xylophone—gives their music a mysterious, otherworldly quality, at times resembling West African folk.
Video! ($12 adv/$15 door, 8pm)

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One Longfellow Square Nonprofit Launch [9.14.11]

Last night, one of Portland’s premier music venues officially celebrated a milestone. One Longfellow Square has become a nonprofit organization (you can become a member here) and they celebrated with a special event to introduce their board of directors and welcome members and friends into their renovated space. Local artist (and musician) Pat Corrigan . . . → Read More: One Longfellow Square Nonprofit Launch [9.14.11]

Anni Clark / Rachel Griffin

Who Anni Clark / Rachel Griffin When Tuesday, June 21, 2011 7:30pm – $12 adv / $15 dos – All Ages Where One Longfellow Square (map) 181 State St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoAnni Clark + Rachel Griffin

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The Bad Plus

Who The Bad Plus When Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:00pm – $30 adv/ $35 dos – All Ages Where One Longfellow Square (map) 181 State St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoThe Bad Plus

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The Spampinato Brothers

Who The Spampinato Brothers When Saturday, April 9, 2011 8:00pm – $15 adv/$18 dos – All Ages Where One Longfellow Square (map) 181 State St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoThe Spampinato Brothers (featuring Joey Spampinato of NRBQ)

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Frontier Ruckus Played One Longfellow Square [2.13.11]

Frontier Ruckus at One Longfellow Square – photo by Bryan Bruchman

Sunday was a busy day for shows in Portland. I took a break from the excellent show down the road at SPACE and went to One Longfellow Square (the venue hosting the HillyTown Presents show I just announced April 23) to check out . . . → Read More: Frontier Ruckus Played One Longfellow Square [2.13.11]

HillyTown Presents: Milagres + Milkman\’s Union + Husband & Wife

Who HillyTown Presents: Milagres + Milkman’s Union + Husband & Wife When Saturday, April 23, 2011 8:00pm – $10 – All Ages Where One Longfellow Square (map) 181 State St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoHillyTown Presents: Milagres [Brooklyn, NY] + Milkman’s Union [Portland, ME] + Husband & Wife [Bloomington, IN] @ One Longfellow Square [181 State Street, Portland, ME]

Saturday, April 23
8pm, all ages, $10 – BUY TICKETS NOW
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The Chapin Sisters

Who The Chapin Sisters When Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:00pm – All Ages Where One Longfellow Square (map) 181 State St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoLA based, The Chapin Sisters, are hitting up Portland’s One Longfellow Square on October 12th! They’re celebrating the September release of their new record and their fall tour. Two, the new record from The Chapin Sisters is out now courtesy of Lake Bottom Records.

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The Wiyos

Who The Wiyos When Saturday, October 30, 2010 8:00pm – $12 – All Ages Where One Longfellow Square (map) 181 State St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoThe Wiyos have traveled a very long distance, both geographically and figuratively, during their seven-year lifespan. There are the statistics – they have driven over 400,000 miles in seven different countries and played over 1,000 shows; but there is also the creative journey, which has been just as epic and equally adventurous. Many musicians throughout history have made their coin leading the life of wandering troubadours, and The Wiyos have definitively embraced and embodied this tradition. They began life as an acoustic trio in a tavern in the lower east side of Manhattan during the sum- mer of 2002 (a neighborhood historically known as the ‘Five Points’ district). An old street gang from that area, The Why’os, became the band’s namesake, and soon thereafter on their inaugu- ral tour to New Orleans, the band put down their hats and plied their trade. Originally meant to be a few days stopover in the Crescent City, their van broke down and they stayed for two weeks, becoming enchanted with the city, meeting many new musicians and beginning the process of steeping themselves in the early swing era.

The Wiyos recently released their fourth record Broken Land Bell, an album of all original songs that includes adventurous collaborations with NYC beat boxer Adam Matta and circus/theater composer Sxip Shirey. A product of all their disparate influences and many years of musical evolution, Broken Land Bell successfully blends their affinity of 1920’s/30’s country blues and western swing with pop songwriting sensibilities and post-modern experimental sound sculp- tures. With recent resume additions that include feature appearances at the Kennedy Center Arts Festival, a BBC documentary, and the Bob Dylan Show 2009 summer tour, The Wiyos are receiv- ing greatly increased recognition and praise from both the press and the general public.

www.thewiyos.com

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