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I t may be December, but some of these nights (particularly the weekends) offer so many interesting shows that we're scrambling around town trying to catch them all.
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Get thee to the Apohadion for a masterful show

The lurching black satire of The Threepenny Opera is a study in grotesques: Monstrous caricatures of amorality and the blade of the bottom line are both repellent and ridiculously entertaining in this 1928 musical condemnation of capitalism.
Shell out for Threepenny
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 23, 2011

Network foundation

Attention bands on the cusp: the PORTLAND MUSIC FOUNDATION is assembling seven local groups to play a Portland Music Showcase at this year's CMJ FESTIVAL in New York.
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Nothing Drab about it

We found ourselves happily trampled last weekend by DRAB PONY , JEREMY ROBINSON 's on/off improv project, as they whipped up a froth of excessive noise tantrums in the darklit rodeo of the Apohadion in Bayside.
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Taboo + Ancestral Diet at the Apohadion, March 8

When I entered the Apohadion, the room was nearly dark and the stage was empty.
Music seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  March 18, 2011

Celebrating the insignificant with Fun-A-Day

What happens when you dedicate time every day for a month to one creative endeavor?
Daily doings
By ANNIE LARMON  |  February 11, 2011

Sunset Hearts at the Apohadion

Sunset Hearts, the exciting new shimmer-pop octet, plays their second show at Portland's most endearing crawlspace, the Apohadion, joined by the equally young Hi Tiger...
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010

Aleric Nez needs no accompaniment

For any songwriter, the urge can be great to add in that string section, that trumpet piece, that bit of backing vocal that’s so easy to hear right at the edge of consciousness.
Ramblin' man
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 29, 2010

Live Review: Big Blood + Human Adult Band + Jim Vreeland | Sep 5 at the Apohadion

Without introduction or ceremony, a contained, violent dialogue erupted between one flanneled man and his guitar.
Music seen
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 17, 2010

Capillary Action at the Apohadion

Reckless abandon:A crazy Confusatronfor kids in Philly. Capillary Action | with Mystic Out-Bop Review | 8 pm | Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland | by...
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

Big Blood at the Apohadion

Caleb Mulkerin and Colleen Kinsella of Big Blood play their "last show for a looong time" at the Apohadion tonight; to ease our consternation, they...
By webteam  |  September 01, 2010

Trash Humpers screens at the Apohadion

Harmony Korine is the director of one of the most love-it-or-hate-it movies I've ever had the (dis)pleasure of seeing: Gummo. Since, he's cooled off a...
By webteam  |  September 01, 2010

Noveller + Animal Hospital at the Apohadion

A fairly epic collection of DIY music and film runs for the entire weekend at 107 Hanover St.'s Apohadion Theater. Noveller, the moniker of New...
By webteam  |  August 25, 2010

Les Sorciers Perdus at the Apohadion

Other semi-related jazz and eclectica include a show with Mark Tipton and Les Sorciers Perdus at the Apohadion at 8 pm, and a night with...
By webteam  |  August 25, 2010

Staying small, going analog

When we last formally checked in with L'Animaux Tryst, the label's operator, Matt Lajoie, was a 23-year-old librarian at the University of Southern Maine making hand-crafted small runs of CD-Rs of music with a squad of friends.
Catching up with the L'Animaux Tryst family as they bring Ducktails to Portland
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 23, 2010

Mother of Fire at the Apohadion

At the Apohadion, the caustic violin-driven group Mother of Fire - based in Minneapolis, on former White Stripes home De Stijl - play with Village...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010

Hessian at the Apohadion

Also early and affordable (donations suggested, if not mandatory), Hessian headline a "Trans-Continental Metal Exposition" with locals WarAnimal, Natur (from Brooklyn), and California skate-thrashers Hightower....
By webteam  |  July 14, 2010

Paul Metzger at the Apohadion with Amen Dunes + Pine Smoke Lodge

The Apohadion gets back to avant-music shows in a big way, as modified-banjo/guitar improviser Paul Metzger returns to Portland with Amen Dunes and Pine Smoke...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010

We band of brothers

This is the first independent production by the group of five friends who met at Boston’s Emerson College, where they helmed incarnations of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and Sam Shepard’s True West .
Young actors bring a Spartan production of Henry V to the Apohadion
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 21, 2010

Henry V at the Apohadion

Tonight's the local opening of a youthful, no-frills weekend of Henry V at the Apohadion, with a few tricks and props that ought to surprise...
By webteam  |  May 19, 2010

Vialka + Caethua + Antiseptic at the Apohadion

Colleen Kinsella and Crank Sturgeon co-host an evening of deliciously weird and mostly female-fronted acts at the Apohadion tonight. The great French drum-and-bass duo Vialka,...
By webteam  |  April 21, 2010

Pillars and Tongues + Micha Blue Smaldone + Elephant Micha + Herb Craft

The string of good shows at the Apohadion continues with Chicago's Pillars and Tongues joining Micah Blue Smaldone, Elephant Micah (unrelated), and the new L'Animaux...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010

Big Blood + Chuck Bettis + id m theft at the Apohadion

Perhaps Maine's best experimental art-folk duos, Big Blood's Colleen Kinsella and Caleb Coulthard, bring one of Japan's, the noise duo 10, to the Apohadion tonight...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010

Batshelter with Antiseptic + Metal Fingers at Apohadion

Your indie/outsider rock pick of the night is down at the Apohadion, at 107 Hanover St., where Gary Meres and Batshelter headline a gig with...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010

El Jezel with Metal Feathers and Phantom Buffalo at Apohadion

El Jezel, a shoegazey Brooklyn post-rock trio, travel up to DIY venue the Apohadion to spend a night with local indie-rock bands at their finest,...
By webteam  |  February 17, 2010

Blissed-out vibes and lo-fi guitars

From Jamaica Plain’s Whitehaus family, a collective of outsider musicians Portland has played host to at numerous venues, MANY MANSIONS and TRUMAN PEYOTE come to...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  January 06, 2010

Royal Frog Ballet's "The Year of Wanting: A Very Shadowy Show About the Depths of Hell"

The puppet theater group Royal Frog Ballet come to the Apohadion to present a 30-minute play based on the myth of the Greek goddess Persephone...
By webteam  |  December 16, 2009

Winged migration

Since their start in the middle of the decade, Brown Bird have been one of the region's go-to chamber-folk outfits, with a couple of dark and stormy albums earning them a following in various nooks of New England. The release of their latest album, Th
Brown Bird and South China fracture and cohere
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 04, 2009

Brown Bird in Williamsburg

Along with other Mainers in Brooklyn this weekend playing at the Slumberland Records 20th anniversary celebration, Maine/Rhode Island chamber-folk standouts Brown Bird were also in the borough, playing the narrow Williamsburg bar Spike Hill Sunday nigh
Road Trip
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 20, 2009

Pillars and Tongues + Tempera + Anti-Friend Hut + Tin Ceilings at the Apohadion

Also worth a look are Pillars and Tongues, former tour openers for Bonnie “Prince” Billy, who are at the Apohadion with Tempera, Anti-Friend Hut, and...
By webteam  |  November 11, 2009