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]
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]
This week we’re bringing you two very different, very excellent shows in Southern Maine. Tuesday in Portland we have three bands with overlapping bits of metal, punk, hardcore, and even a bit of sludge, then Saturday in Biddeford things get upbeat, quirky, and even more fun. We’re excited to be welcoming back Goes Cube and . . . → Read More: HillyTown Presents This Week: Metal/Punk Tuesday + Indie Rock Saturday!
This Sunday is your opportunity to make some fast cash. No, this isn’t some money-making scheme, it’s a “collaborative public dinner event and democratic experiment in micro-funding for creative projects in Portland.” Got your attention?
The first event of its kind here in Portland, Maine, SOUP is modeled after the event by the . . . → Read More: SOUP!
I love a good dance party. That’s exactly what tonight’s show at SPACE turned into. From the Vistas kicking it off and keeping things moving between bands with a sweet mix of samples and beats both familiar and new (come experience their full-on party abilities with us April 30 in Belfast) to an . . . → Read More: Photos: STRFKR at SPACE (+ more)
Photos by David Zwickerhill.
There isn’t much more to say about Titus Andronicus – last night at SPACE only further solidified the band as one of my own personal favorite rock acts. The group’s first ever show in Maine (and drummer Eric’s birthday!) drew a strong crowd (especially for a Tuesday night). Brenda kicked . . . → Read More: Titus Andronicus + More Photos [SPACE 3.29.11]
On March 3, Seattle MC Astronautalis debuted his new live band with a show at SPACE Gallery in Portland, Maine. The band includes two familiar faces from our local scene, plus another member from the Bronx (we did an interview and photos at their practice space). At the show, Astronautalis said he’d been dreaming . . . → Read More: SXSW Bands: Astronautalis (and SPACE Photos)
When the opener for tonight’s Low Anthem show at SPACE was announced, there was a bit of a collective “Who?”
Bobby – “Sore Spores”
We have little to go on in terms of musical output beyond this single, though there is a Facebook page, an official site, and a Twitter account. The band is . . . → Read More: Who Is Bobby? (Opening For The Low Anthem Tonight)
Our predictions for how crazy and awesome B Dolan’s Church Of Love & Ruin show at SPACE was going to be were pretty spot on. Check out the photo gallery below for marching bands, burlesque, sissy bounce, feminist crowdsurfing, and a whole lot more! There was so much going on, it took two of . . . → Read More: Church Of Love And Ruin Photos [2.13.11]