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Down by the bay

After a late summer renovation, BAYSIDE BOWL undertakes a seasonal reinvention this month.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 05, 2012
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Jason Phelps and his 2663.5-mile plan

If you pay attention to the local music scene at all, you probably know bluegrass band Jerks of Grass have been playing every Thursday night — first at the now-defunct Bramhall Pub, then at Gritty's, and now at Bayside Bowl — since sometime in 1998.
Take a hike, Jerk
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 02, 2012
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Ridin' the spine

Got this one faxed in from classifieds: the honky-tonk band BIG ASS ROOSTER is looking for a new full-time fiddler to round out their full-on twang assault.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 20, 2012
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This season starts retro and then fades to Black

After a summer and fall that saw local releases at a fever pitch, perhaps it was inevitable we'd see something of a retrenchment for the dark days of winter.
A Modest mid-winter
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 30, 2011
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More twangy pop from the Lomax

The Lomax are a six-piece outfit who look and act more country than they sound.
Here we go again
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 18, 2011
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Huak bring old punk traditions out of history

When people play a genre of music that predates them, sounds nothing like other bands in town, and is all but guaranteed to make them no money, people take note.
Reviving the past
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  October 07, 2011


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A little bit country

The line-up for the Portland showcase at the CMJ Festival will be: SPOSE , BILLY LIBBY , THE MALLETT BROTHERS BAND , SUNSET HEARTS , THE MILKMAN'S UNION , THE TOUGHCATS , and KURT BAKER .
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 23, 2011

Musings and mutterings from the worlds of Maine music

MICAH BLUE SMALDONE is taking his talents to Fort Kent.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 22, 2011
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Giving intelligence to simpletons, fools, and Idiots

There are a few reasons not to get overly excited about the debut release from Nuclear Boots.
Going Nuclear
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 24, 2011

Atomik at Bayside Bowl, March 15

Having a DJ (or, in this case, two) play your bowling night is a luxury, but damned if it doesn't seem like an obligatory one on occasion.
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By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 25, 2011
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28 ways to escape the winter doldrums

I know, I know. When winter rolls around, most of us want be eating comfort food with cheese in it and watching 30 Rock on a cozy lap-warming computer. But, c'mon!
Get outta that rut!
By DENA RIEGEL  |  February 04, 2011


Review: Bayside Bowl

Medical experts believe that modern Americans' tendency to constantly clean and disinfect our environment is hurting our immune systems.
Fueling up for turkeys
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 28, 2011
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Buck Edwards | Loaded Gun

We don't get a whole lot of cowboy-hat country in Portland — Travis James Humphrey would be an exception — so Buck Edwards is something of an enigma. Is his twangy, '50s-style rockabilly and pop country completely on the level?
Buck Edwards shoots from the hip
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2011
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Looking back on 2010: Maine goes red

There were big wins, big defeats, encouraging signs, and disappointments. Here's a look at what Maine enjoyed — and endured — in 2010.
Republicans take over Augusta, Portland cops go online, gay rights stay center stage, and more!
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 24, 2010

Power pop, radio rock, and more

NOW IS NOW frontman MITCH ALDEN has plans for a solo release. The party's scheduled for January 21 at RiRa. Expect some seriously upbeat power pop.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2010
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A chat with MENSK about those mobile shows

The gripe I hear most regularly about the Portland art scene laments the lack of alternative or DIY art spaces that really invite experimentation.
The truck stops here
By ANNIE LARMON  |  December 17, 2010


Portland's Hour Exchange benefit at Bayside Bowl


Bayside Bowl hosts a show benefiting Portland's Hour Exchange (featuring Adam and the Waxmen, Tony McNaboe, Myron Samuels, and Alison Violette) starting at 5:30. A...
By webteam  |  December 07, 2010

"Viva Lebowski" at the Bayside Bowl


The second Nicholas Stevens benefit show should be a different sort of riot, as Bayside Bowl goes all out for "Viva Lebowski," an evening festival...
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010

Okbari at Bayside Bowl


Okbari team with bellydancer Ayperi for a Mediterranean sister-act at Bayside Bowl (58 Alder St., 207.791.2695) for a small cover.
By webteam  |  November 09, 2010

Chuck Prophet at Bayside Bowl


Bayside Bowl brings ex-Green On Red songwriter and Jonathan Richman pal Chuck Prophet all the way from San Francisco. The lefty songwriter and American journeyman...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010

CMJ 2010 fundrasier at Bayside Bowl


Though the official billing isn't in place yet, a fundraiser addressing the cost of bringing ten local acts to participate in CMJ 2010 in New...
By webteam  |  October 13, 2010


Songwriters unite

Following up on his run as president of the MAINE SONGWRITERS ALLIANCE , BOB MCKILLOP has now founded a Portland chapter of the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL .
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 08, 2010

Huak + Metal Feathers at Bayside Bowl, September 24

The DJ at Bayside Bowl can't stop playing the Pixies' Bossanova. Not that anyone's complaining.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 01, 2010

Metal Feathers at the Bayside Bowl


The members of Metal Feathers pull off cheeky cover songs so well, there's a chance you could hear "Strong Enough" for much cheaper. $5 admits...
By webteam  |  September 21, 2010
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Fall Preview: Get out...and play

This issue is bursting with ways to amuse yourself this autumn — art, theater, books, TV, movies, food. We’ve rounded up a few more activities that defied such classic classifications — outdoor fun, mostly, but some suggestions for rainy days as well.
Fall may be the best time in Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2010

Kill the Karaoke at Bayside Bowl


Singing "Panama"even at perfect pitch couldinduce gutterballs. Bayside Bowl | Portland | Kill the Karaoke: live band karaoke | 9 pm
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010


Live Review: Jacob and the House of Fire play the Bayside

Any sport compatible with drinking is probably compatible with music. Portland bands should be thankful Bayside Bowl has figured that out.
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By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 03, 2010

Kill the Karaoke at the Bayside Bowl


In housekeeping news, the live-band karaoke night Kill the Karaoke has moved shop from Empire to Bayside Bowl. It's free at 8 pm at 58...
By webteam  |  August 25, 2010

Slavic Soul Party at Bayside Bowl


Night 2 of Bayside Bowl's impromptu world dance party comes courtesy of Slavic Soul Party, a boisterous, Brooklyn-based, Balkan-influenced batch of merrymakers. Tickets are $10...
By webteam  |  August 25, 2010

Underground System Afrobeat at Bayside Bowl


Before their debut comes out on Daptone (Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings)-affiliated Dunham Records, the new Brooklyn afrobeat band Underground System Afrobeat begin a...
By webteam  |  August 25, 2010