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Road show report

Seven of our finest soundmakers played New York's Sullivan Hall last Thursday as part of the CMJ mania.
Wax Tablet

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.
Wax Tablet

Travelin’ Man

Wows were issued to us all the way from the muddy banks of Dodds Farm, New York, where local bluegrass dude PUTNAM SMITH was the only Mainer to play in last weekend's 21st annual Falcon Ridge Festival.
The Wax Tablet

Dead Man's Clothes find their way in Austin without a map

The official list of performers at the 2011 South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, last week only made mention of three artists from Maine: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Jonathan Edwards, and Patrick Hodgkins (of Empress Hotel from New Orleans).
South by Southern Maine
By BRYAN BRUCHMAN  |  March 25, 2011

Livening up 2010: Many bands, all over town

It was about the experience in 2010. Whether it was the sweaty, riotous, arm-over-your-buddy's-shoulder type of concert or the ruminative, head-plodding sort, concertgoers in town (and away) had much to immerse in.
Music seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 24, 2010

The year's top 10 local albums, and five EPs to boot

I'm not sure when local music has been better. If there is any problem with our little scene here in Portland, it's that there's more talent than there are fans to support it.
With Confidence
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 24, 2010


Clubber Lang will kick your ass

What do heavy rock quartet Clubber Lang have going for them?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 26, 2010

Review: Halloween Party at SPACE Gallery, October 30

It's humiliating to admit this, but if you were at SPACE last Saturday you probably agree: a fucking cover band just restored my faith in rock and roll.
Music seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 05, 2010

Photos: CMJ Showcase at the Trash Bar

Dead Man's Clothes, Foam Castles, Holy Boys Danger Club and others play the CMJ Showcase at the Trash Bar on October 23, 2010.
The CMJ Showcase | Trash Bar | October 23, 2010
By NICHOLAS BRENNAN  |  October 29, 2010

Portland CMJ showcase at the Trash Bar in NYC, October 23

Standing outside the Trash Bar in Brooklyn, New York this weekend, TJ Metcalfe of Portland's Dead Man's Clothes said, "Let's punch New York in the face with a big block of Maine music."
Music Seen
By NICHOLAS BRENNAN  |  October 29, 2010

Rocky Horror Picture Show + Bands being bands for Halloween

Of course there's a sizeable number of Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings and productions in and around town this weekend, but only one is hosted...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2010

Dead Man's Clothes + Class Machine at Port City Music Hall

Two-for-Tuesday's backwith new local indie champs,and the best beer deal. Port City Music Hall | Portland | TWO with Dead Man's Clothes + Class Machine...
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

Dead Man's Clothes at SPACE Gallery

My personal concert-of-the-week pick is tonight's Dead Man's Clothes CD-release masquerade ball at SPACE Gallery. The indie-rock four-piece are one of the most refreshing and...
By webteam  |  August 11, 2010


SPACE is the place next weekend, as two anticipated releases see the light of day for the first time on Friday and Saturday.
A double-release weekend with Kurt Baker and Dead Man's Clothes
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 06, 2010

Building of Song Festival

In Portland, the Tower of Song festival is now the Building of Song Festival. The Eternal Otter Records-promoted event still, though, features a great Congress...
By webteam  |  June 30, 2010

As Fast As at the Empire, Grand Hotel's new album, and more

AS FAST AS are playing a reunion show of sorts July 3 at the Empire.

Marie Stella + Dead Man’s Clothes + Art of Shooting at Bayside Bowl

Marie Stella's EP-release show was as much a social happening as it was a concert.
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2010

Marie Stella at the new Bayside Bowl

Having visited twice last weekend, I can vouch for the fact that the spanking-new Bayside Bowl is already doing a number of things really well,...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010

Must be Marie

I’ve always loved Sydney Bourke’s contribution to Satellite Lot’s Second Summer album, and it’s great to see a band built around her excellent lead vocals with the indie-pop Marie Stella.
Marie Stella's debut EP full of pop and Trust
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 04, 2010

Review: Class Machine, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Dead Man’s Clothes

May 10, SPACE Gallery + Port City Music Hall, Portland
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 14, 2010

Drink Up Buttercup + Dead Man's Clothes + Class Machine at SPACE

Dr. Dog's citymates of Drink Up Buttercup, likemindedly dabbling in classic '60s-'70s pop while throwing plenty of amiable and psychedelic wrenches into the mix, play...
By webteam  |  May 05, 2010

Tower of Song with Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Dead Man's Clothes and Dominic Lavoie

Don't forget to walk past the intersection of Congress and High streets at some point during the evening, to hear live music from the Tower...
By webteam  |  March 03, 2010

Maps & Atlases at SPACE with Brenda and Dead Man's Clothes

After playing at Colby College with the post-Unicorns project Islands on Saturday (which I would've informed you about if any Maine college realized that non-students...
By webteam  |  February 03, 2010

Wyatt King and the Sex Machines + Dead Man’s Clothes + The Stereo Flys at the Big Easy

A new addition to the local garage-rock scene, the reverent Wyatt King and the Sex Machines headline a 9 pm concert at the Big Easy....
By webteam  |  January 06, 2010