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]
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]
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 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
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!
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]
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]
Who Little Wings / Small Sur When Saturday, November 19, 2011 8:00pm – $8 – 18+ Where SPACE Gallery (map) 538 Congress St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoLittle Wings with Small Sur
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by Robert Ker
Braids stands out as one of the brightest young bands in an indie subculture that stresses a tribal, communal nature in its music. The Canadian quartetâ€™s debut long-player, Native Speaker, came out earlier this year and is a sparkling set of dreamy, slow-burning pop that rises in psychedelic bursts and recedes . . . → Read More: An interview with Katie Lee of Braids
Sounds like this was a pretty great show, as expected. Photos from David Zwickerhill below. Look for more coverage on both Astronautalis (and his Portland-based bandmembers) and Lady Lamb The Beekeeper in the coming weeks, as they have shows in NY that we’ll plan to be at as well!
. . . → Read More: Astronautalis + Lady Lamb Sold Out SPACE [9.24.11]
With SPACE Gallery becoming a regular tour destination for Jolie Holland, on Thursday she brought her tour in support of the just-released album Pint of Blood through Portland. In a move that it seems we’re seeing more and more, members of the excellent opening band, Portland, OR-based Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, are . . . → Read More: Jolie Holland and Sallie Ford Were Here [7.7.11]
Who Hot August Night, On a Boat, aka Party Barge When Sunday, August 7, 2011 5:00pm – $15 – 21+ Where Party on a boat! (map) various Other InfoPeapod Recordings and HillyTown Presents , in association with Space Gallery, bring you Hot August Night, On A Boat, aka Party Barge. Remember last yearâ€™s boat party? Here it is again, with more rock â€˜n roll for yr seafaring ways. Things start off with the pastoral electric indie post-folk of if and it, a reprise performance by the ever-fluctuating brilliance of Tyler Jacksonâ€™s Foam Castles, punched out by Huakâ€™s lovely discordant DC-isms, garage popped by Mango Floss, and closed with a set from Portland noise pop ingÃ©nues Metal Feathers. Plus special guest DJ Cutlass. A sunset ride with your closest rock pals and a healthy supply of booze. Perfection. Board at Casablanca Cruises, 18 Custom House Wharf in Portland.
Departure: 5pm exactly
Purchase tickets from Bryan, Ron, or directly from the bands. Visit HotAugustNightOnABoat.com for more.
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In the middle of a busy holiday weekend of shows in Portland, legendary Boston punk band Mission Of Burma came up once again to try out some new songs at SPACE Gallery. This time around, the band didn’t have sound engineer/loopist Bob Weston in tow, so drummer Peter Prescott handled the looping duties and . . . → Read More: Mission Of Burma Played SPACE [5.28.11]
On Tuesday night, we welcomed the return of Brooklyn metal band Goes Cube back to Portland with a HillyTown Presents show at SPACE Gallery. Local party metal thrashers Waranimal and Peapod punks Huak rounded out the night of loud music.
Waranimal are playing a show tonight at Geno’s, and Huak have a . . . → Read More: HillyTown Presented at SPACE [5.10.11]