Portland band The Milkman’s Union start their fall tour today with a show at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, opening for Brown Bird. They’ll be heading out West then back through NYC over the next few weeks. Follow the band on Twitter for what we’re sure will be amusing updates along the way. . . . → Read More: The Milkman’s Union on Tour
Brown Bird and friends outside SPACE Gallery – photo by Bryan Bruchman
Brown Bird – “Fingers To The Bone”
Though they call Rhode Island home, we sure do love Brown Bird around here. From their Maine roots to their work with Peapod Recordings and occasional involvement of Maine musicians Jeremy and Jerusha Robinson (South . . . → Read More: Brown Bird Announce Album and Tour + Free MP3
At this point it almost doesn’t seem fair to use Dirty Projectors as a reference point for Nat Baldwin (he plays bass in that group), whose strong solo work focuses on sparse orchestration of voice and double bass.
Now a few years out from his last release – 2008′s split 12″ with Extra . . . → Read More: Nat Baldwin Announces New Album + Tour Dates (3 in Maine)
Both of last year’s Wesley and the Traveling Trees albums – Narrow Guage Quad Trains and Don’t Peel Your Bloomers Off Just Yet (which is now the featured album here) – are now available for streaming and purchase online at Bandcamp. Both are excellent and should serve as a great primer for anybody about . . . → Read More: Traveling Trees Albums Available Online + Tour
He may not be headed to Texas like some other Maine-based musicians in the coming weeks, but Portland’s favorite bluesman (and according to his bio, the last of the great, black, American troubadours) is about to hit the road for a bit. Samuel James (aka Sugar Smallhouse) plays has a style all his own and . . . → Read More: Samuel James Footstomper Tour Under Way
I know it’s just a coincidence, but I can’t help but feel just a bit like this is a pretty sweet birthday present: local band Dead Man’s Clothes just released a brand new 2-song digital single. “From The Water” is a bit of a deceptive tune, starting slow with a hint of country and . . . → Read More: Dead Man’s Clothes: Single Debut + Tour
South By Southwest 2011 is just under a month away, and enjoying 5 days of nonstop live music requires a bit of preparation. I’ll be looking at some of the acts I hope to catch, including bands from Maine, those who regularly play in Portland, and national acts who will hopefully make it through here . . . → Read More: SXSW Bands: Goes Cube (Brooklyn, NY)
Somehow Spouse (not to be confused with the rapper from Wells, Maine of a similar name – both of whom appear on the new Greetings From Area Code 207 compilation) have managed to hit the road without the info getting to us ahead of time. Better late than never, right? Tomorrow (Thursday, . . . → Read More: Spouse On Tour
Portland’s most notorious noisemonger (and revered record/oddity shop clerk), id m theft able, is hitting the road starting today in Brooklyn. Read on for full tour dates (subject to change, as these things do) and catch him as he meanders around the country (and Canada!) through all of November.
. . . → Read More: id m theft able Is On Tour