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New TOUGHCATS video – “Some Old Days”

Our friends The Toughcats just released a new video for their song “Some Old Days,” which appears on their upcoming album, WOODENBALL.

WOODENBALL comes out on September 18th but you can preorder it now at Bull Moose.

Picnic Festival Photo Recap [8.27.11]

While the focus of Picnic Music + Arts Festival for many people is clearly the arts, with tons of great vendors selling handmade crafts, vintage finds, and tasty food all around Lincoln Park, we were focused largely on the music side of things, considering that HillyTown curated that portion of the festival. August 27 . . . → Read More: Picnic Festival Photo Recap [8.27.11]

The Toughcats / Cinder Conk

Who The Toughcats / Cinder Conk When Thursday, July 7, 2011 8:00pm – $10 suggested – All Ages Where Guthries (map) 115 Middle Street Lewiston, ME, USA Other Infowww.toughcats.com www.facebook.com/cinderconk

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The Toughcats / Cinder Conk

Who The Toughcats / Cinder Conk When Thursday, February 3, 2011 7:30pm – $12 – All Ages Where One Longfellow Square (map) 181 State St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoEnergetic. Catchy. Fun. Exciting. Danceable. Memorable. Loveable. Beautiful. Amazing. At times, unabashedly hirsute. This is not the Toughcats ad on Matchmaker.com; these are just some of the words die-hard Toughcats fans mutter in their sleep after a performance. Toughcat shows are as exhausting for the audience as they are for the beat-red drummer and the blister-fingered string players. The intensity can induce a stoic crowd to dance, and a wild crowd to stop and take a look. They pull out a little something for everyone, the young folks, the old folks, the hippies and the hipsters, the yuppies and the rural unemployed. If you don’t fall head-over-heels in love with one of the band members, you are either a super villain, or an igneous rock (all other rocks have been noted to contain trace amounts of love for Jake Greenlaw.)
The Toughcats tour regularly, promoting their first album Piñata, which was so well liked as a rough cut that it was then mastered by Kramer (renown producer and former Butthole Surfer.) They have made multiple national tours playing music and film festivals, theaters, bars, boats, fields, and everything in between. The band has shared the bill and worked with the likes of Kathy Mattea, Hot Buttered Rum, Deerhoof, Sam Bush, The Mammals, Tony Trischka, The Avett Brothers, The Red Stick Ramblers, even author Jim Hightower, to name a few. They recently played two back-to-back shows with Ketch Secor (of Old Crow Medicine Show) performing music from both repertoires and even some covers like Springsteen’s Thunder Road. The band’s sophomore album Run to the Mill was released February of 2010.
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Hoots & Hellmouth / the Toughcats / Annie & The Beekeepers

Who Hoots & Hellmouth / the Toughcats / Annie & The Beekeepers When Friday, July 10, 2009 9:00pm – $6 – 21+ Where Empire (map) 575 Congress Portland, ME, USA Other InfoHoots & Hellmouth http://www.myspace.com/hootshellmouth + the Toughcats http://www.myspace.com/toughcats + Annie & The Beekeepers http://www.myspace.com/annielynch

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The Toughcats

Who The Toughcats When Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:00pm – 21+ Where Empire (map) 575 Congress Portland, ME, USA Other InfoThe Toughcats + Hot Buttered Rum

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