Marc Bartholomew

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The radio on TV

There is nothing new about bands playing on television. But local bands and local channels? Lately there’s been something of an explosion.
Suddenly local music is all over the airwaves
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 14, 2010

Peepshow returns after a long hibernation

Hey, maybe Maine Public Broadcasting does know that there’s music being made this century!

In good Company

Dark Hollow Bottling Company take a piece of their name from an old-school folk/bluegrass tune, "Dark Hollow," possibly made most famous by the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia's Old and in the Way , but also recorded as early as 1926, with popular versio
Dark Hollow Bottling debut a new old-time sound
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 26, 2010

The Devil's stomp

While the Lost Cause Desperados might be monickered like a bad alt-country band doing Eagles covers, they have managed to create on Desert of Broken Glass , the band's first full-length with bassist Stu Mahan and drummer Brian Higgins, as frenzied a h
Lost Cause Desperados are quick on the draw
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 15, 2010

Hot, hot heat

Is New Year's back? It seemed to have been taken away from us, by a general and hard-to-pin-down sentiment that it ought to be some kind of family holiday. Fuck that.
New Year's Eve is just a warm-up
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 01, 2010

Behind the (local) music

“Working in a studio for so many years, we get to work closely with musicians when they are at their most creative — and most vulnerable,” says Marc Bartholomew, audio engineer and co-runner of Hanover Street’s Acadia Recording Company.
A new show shines a light in the recording studio
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 09, 2009


Falling fast

As almost always seems to be the case, I have to start the "fall preview" by detailing this upcoming weekend, which promises to be one of the most active of the year.
Let's get things started right away
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 18, 2009
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Working on your heart

With the talent we have in this town, just about anybody can put together a decent-sounding album.
Carll Wilkinson starts the whole damn thing all over
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 03, 2009

The long haul

Plenty of musicians have been on the Portland music scene longer than Doug Cowan and Bullyclub.
Bullyclub’s application for Tenure
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 20, 2007

Early and often

There’s plenty to get excited about looking forward into the scant three months that make up the only great time to be in Maine.
Summer heats up quick and stays hot
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 13, 2007

Portland scene report: May 18, 2007

Got a thing for God and his son Jesus Christ?
Sibilance starts now


Cult following

If you’re in Nashville and you play on somebody else’s record, you’re a session musician. If you do it in Portland, you’re just like everybody else.
Warming up to The Ice Arena
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 06, 2006

Portland scene report: August 18, 2006

GRANT WILSON may not have what he’s going to do with the STATE THEATRE figured out, but he’s still got his toe in the music biz.
By SIBILANCE  |  August 17, 2006

Slick Weave, the Ruler

Have you heard that new(ish) Raconteurs album? Wow.
The Raging Main are a late-night party
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 09, 2006
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Phantoms in the night

I’m here to tell you right now that Phantom Buffalo are the best band in Portland. Hands down.
It’s time for everyone to get Buffalo’d
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 15, 2006
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Now and Again

With the singer/songwriter something of an embattled stereotype these days, there is some pressure on Maine Songwriters Association head honcho Heather Caston to show that a singer/songwriter is more than just a poet with a guitar playing for tips in a
MSA’s Heather Caston releases her songwriterly debut
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 30, 2006