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Hail stars of the sea

Now that SUNSET HEARTS are a dominant presence in Portland progressive pop, fans might want to make sure to catch the final release by MARIE STELLA , the power-pop quartet from which Sunset Hearts took three members.
Wax Tablet

Musings and mutterings from the worlds of Maine music

MICAH BLUE SMALDONE is taking his talents to Fort Kent.
The Wax Tablet

Apocryphonic: This Light Offers No Warmth, July 9 at Geno’s

Local avant-metal band Apocryphonic merge the grammar of Mogwai and the sonic vocabulary of Conifer into 35 minutes of dexterous post-rock on their impressive debut record.
Music heard
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 08, 2011

Hessian + Dementia Five + Motherfu@#kers Be Trippin' on January 22 at Geno's

With a name like a throwback to a "parental advisory" era that today seems charmingly nostalgic, Haverhill, Massachusetts's Motherf@#kers Be Trippin' (special characters theirs) were like an open-top Jeep cruising the promenade of riotous rock and roll.
Music seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  January 28, 2011

Block Party celebrates, consumes the Arts District on Saturday

The first time SPACE Gallery closed off a chunk of Congress Street, in 2005, they filled it with sod grass and turned it into an urban lawn. The second, a year later, inflated plastic structures dotted the Arts District. This Saturday — in theme, in spi
Square roots
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 10, 2010

"Song Battle #1" at Geno's

Sixteen songs aboutthe "animal as weapon."May the best band win. Geno's | Portland | "Song Battle #1": local bands writing songs on pre-selected themes with...
By webteam  |  September 08, 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

Hessian + War Animal + Spawn of Man at Geno's

Among the night's other activities, Hessian unveil a new EP at Geno's, as part of a 9 pm show featuring a couple of their favorite...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010

Ghosthunter + Vampirates + Hessian at Geno's

The much-loved hard rock attack of Ghosthunter leads the way at Geno's tonight, at a 9 pm show featuring the Reno, Nevada band (there is...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010

Moms rock!

Some moms decide, from heartbeat one of ultrasound, that they aren’t going to let a small (i.e., life-changing) thing like motherhood get in the way of their art.
Musician-mothers learn to balance boundless energy and tireless creativity
By DENA RIEGEL  |  May 07, 2010

Monotonix at SPACE; Hessian + I Barbarian at Flask Lounge

As mentioned last week, Tel Aviv's Monotonix are playing at SPACE tonight. Chaos reigns. As it likely also will at Flask Lounge, where newly-crowned and...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010

48 Hour Music Festival release party with I Barbarian, Hessian, and Aok Suicide Forrest

The two-dozen-plus musicians selected for this year's second annual 48 Hour Music Festival have been contacted (we're whipping up a guide to the March 6...
By webteam  |  February 17, 2010

Death Punk Mardi Gras with Man-Witch, Hessian and Blowjob Pizza

One of the most enjoyable Geno's-family holidays of the year, Death Punk Mardi Gras is also a 34th birthday party for Boo, the frontman of...
By webteam  |  February 10, 2010