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Mirah And Maia Made A HillyTown Mixtape

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Remember the days before social media, when there were just a few ways you’d usually hear about a great new band? One was to catch them opening for another band you already liked. That was how I first heard the indie rock singer-songwriter Mirah – in 2002, opening for Sleater-Kinney (along with the Yeah . . . → Read More: Mirah And Maia Made A HillyTown Mixtape

Friday Roundup: Action Bronson, Builder of the House, Instagram and more!

Action Bronson at the State Theatre.

Action Bronson at the State Theatre. Photo by Andrew Foster.

Pop quiz, HillyTowners! If the Hilly Town Cinematic Universe had its own Avengers team, who would be in it? I want your most thought-out answers in the comments section, ideally in the form of a drawing that someone can use for a Hella Sweet . . . → Read More: Friday Roundup: Action Bronson, Builder of the House, Instagram and more!

Nels Cline and Julian Lage – SPACE Gallery – 04/18/15

Who Nels Cline and Julian Lage When Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:30pm – $15 adv/$18 dos – All Ages Where SPACE Gallery (map) 538 Congress St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoNels Cline and Julian Lage

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Friday Roundup: Blue is back, Mouth Washington, HI-DEF VIDZ and more

Spencer Albee and Walter Craven of 6gig in a recent video by Knack Factory.

Spencer Albee and Walter Craven of 6gig in a HI-DEF VID by Knack Factory.

I’m writing this roundup from my grown-up desk at my grown-up job, but I will assure you all that it’s just a facade. The true and only reason I have a job is so I can take an hour out . . . → Read More: Friday Roundup: Blue is back, Mouth Washington, HI-DEF VIDZ and more

Friday Roundup: Lady Lamb, GWP, HOME, Mama’s, and more!

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By Dylan Martin. Welcome to the first edition of Hilly Town’s Friday Roundup, as written by a recovering local music journalist who’s looking to get back into the game for some reason. So I’m a little out-of-touch, but I think this roundup can help give you an idea of what’s happened in the past week, between the daily posts by Kevin Steeves here and articles written elsewhere on the interwebs. . . . → Read More: Friday Roundup: Lady Lamb, GWP, HOME, Mama’s, and more!

HillyTown Q&A: Lisa/Liza’s Liza Victoria

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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

This Weekend In Videos

You’ve got some fine choices for live music in Portland between now and Monday…

TONIGHT: Sinkane / Cookies / Mosart212 @ SPACE

TONIGHT: Tall Horse / People Skills / Gin Lab @ Empire

TONIGHT: Aesop Rock / Rob Sonic Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

SATURDAY: DOUGFEST 2015: The Ghosts of . . . → Read More: This Weekend In Videos

Lady Lamb: Return To Maine documentary

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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 and Kaki King Played SPACE [12.4.12]

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Predictably, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper had an excellent, crowded show at SPACE Gallery, which she always talks about as being her home venue (we’ll never forget that time she hushed a sold out, talkative crowd there before she was even very well-known locally). It’s always great to see her back on that stage, and . . . → Read More: Lady Lamb and Kaki King Played SPACE [12.4.12]

Pearl And The Beard and You Won’t Played SPACE [12.2.12]

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We’re starting to really get used to – and enjoy – these shows where bands take it to the crowd, be that on the floor, or on chairs, benches, bars, etc. Last night at SPACE Gallery was certainly one of those. Though Brooklyn band Lucius had to cancel, the two acts still on the . . . → Read More: Pearl And The Beard and You Won’t Played SPACE [12.2.12]

Tonight in Portland!

I’m actually in town for a bit so we’ll be paying even more attention to what’s happening in Portland this week.

Tonight the big show is obviously Smashing Pumpkins at the State. Not sure what their shows (or lineup) are like these days, but if they play at least 5 songs pre-1999, it’ll probably . . . → Read More: Tonight in Portland!

Sunset Hearts Bringing SIX to SPACE

Sunset Hearts interview by Kevin Steeves.

Regardless of how Saturday night’s SIX mini-festival, curated by HillyTown favorites Sunset Hearts goes — one thing’s for certain — it wouldn’t have been possible without the SPACE Gallery’s expansion last year into the annex next door.

That’s because SIX will feature half a dozen of Portland’s most . . . → Read More: Sunset Hearts Bringing SIX to SPACE

HillyTown Week Halfway, SPACE Tonight!

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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!

Thurston Moore Sold Out SPACE [1.30.12]

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I mean, of course he did, right? He’s Thurston Moore. That’s how that should work. All reports indicate an amazing show, openers MMOSS included. I have no doubts. Huck Photography was on hand to deliver these beautiful shots of the show for you.

. . . → Read More: Thurston Moore Sold Out SPACE [1.30.12]

Coast City Comicon Made Nerds Rave [11.11.11]

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Last weekend, Coast City Comics launched the first Coast City Comicon. Things kicked off with an epic “Nerd Rave” party at SPACE Gallery, featuring sets from Waranimal and Heloise & the Savoir Faire, as well as a pretty intense costume contest. Read on for a photo gallery from the kickoff party and some more . . . → Read More: Coast City Comicon Made Nerds Rave [11.11.11]