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Corrigan + Gardiner at Mayo Street Arts

While there's no easy way to tie together the respective art forms of Pat Corrigan and Jennifer Gardiner, the community hub of Mayo Street Arts is a fittingly off-center venue for their latest work, which fuses discrete processes and subjects for a mode
Coordinated states
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  January 11, 2013

Schemes for going back in time

In this ongoing and new roots revival, there is a fine line to walk, one tip-toed expertly by Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor at the State Theatre a couple weeks back to a sweltering mass of a sold-out crowd.
Bones, roots, and harmony
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 24, 2012

Shimmering Snaex

Chris Teret and Chriss Sutherland's new collaboration, Snaex (say it as "snakes"), is just about everything I'd have hoped the two would put together, going by their past history with indie folk/rock (Teret's solo work and Company) and innovative multi-g
New duo capture a moment in time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 20, 2012

Jan Piribek decodes and encodes landscapes at Mayo Street Arts

Sometimes it takes an act of art to care about something you otherwise wouldn't.
Facing history
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  October 14, 2011

Gallerist + Panda Bandits + Jesse Pilgrim at Mayo Street Arts, June 25

The Gallerist, an indie-folk band from Boston, could easily ride the success of the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons — singer/songwriter Mike Collins's voice effortlessly fill the room, carrying the band from ballad to anthem.
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  July 01, 2011

Portland's new wolf pack

A poetry collection adapted for the stage has been taken up as the inspiration for a new Portland theater troupe.
Going Lobo
By CHELSEA COOK  |  June 10, 2011

String sections

All-gal bluegrass/folk outfit RAMBLIN' RED will release their debut disc next week at Mayo Street Arts on January 15.

Ramblin' Red at Mayo Street Arts

The ladies of the rootsy folk quartet Ramblin' Red - which features earnest songstress Sorcha Cribben-Merrill and hip-hop experimentalist Therese Workman (among others) - celebrate...
By webteam  |  January 12, 2011

"True at First Light" dance performance at Mayo Street Arts

Mayo Street Arts (10 Mayo St.) embarks on an impressively diverse month of programming with "True at First Light," the first in the venue's new...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

Jacob Augustine, Nate Martinez, and more at Mayo Street Arts

Everyone knows the building at 10 Mayo St. used to be a Lutheran Church, but before that it was allegedly home to a surreptitious Portland...
By webteam  |  December 07, 2010

Nate Martinez, Sugar Hiccup and others at Mayo Street Arts

An intimately acoustic show with Nate Martinez, Sugar Hiccup (Portland could use a band with some Cocteau Twins influence), Denise Dill, Jacob Augustine, and D....
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010

Live review: Mezcalitos at Mayo Street Arts, November 20

Many American social institutions unite strangers of different generations. In bowling leagues, you can roll pin-for-pin with a person twice your age without breaking a sweat.
Music seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 26, 2010

Review: Put your hands together for Olas's debut album

It's hard to believe, surely, considering bands like Cerberus Shoal, Fire on Fire, and his solo work, but Chriss Sutherland may have outdone himself again with Olas.
Keeping time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 12, 2010

Olas at Mayo Street Arts

Premier flamenco-folk group Olas continue their CD-release run in the cozy Mayo Street Arts (10 Mayo St, 207.615.3609) at 8:30 for $10.
By webteam  |  November 09, 2010

Tiger Saw slow dance in the dark

For just over a decade, Dylan Metrano has been bringing together any number of musicians to form ever-evolving versions of his band Tiger Saw.
We've got the night
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 29, 2010

Frederick Greenhalgh at Mayo Street Arts

If you're in other spirits, consider a night of poetry, prose, and cider at LIT, the monthly reading series at Mayo Street Arts (10 Mayo...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2010

The State Theatre's success, plus new discs from Jason Spooner and Olas

The first weekend at the STATE THEATRE is being lauded as an unmitigated success. Even a fire alarm going off during MOE. 's show Saturday night couldn't put a damper on anyone's experience.

Micah Blue Smaldone at Mayo Street Arts

After the galleries close, treat yourself and your warm belly to one of two excellent shows in town. The first is a sit-down affair: roots...
By webteam  |  September 29, 2010

Lit reading series at Mayo Street Arts

Only slightly less melodious is a show at Mayo Street Arts (10 Mayo St., 615.3609), where a group of writers and artists converge for a...
By webteam  |  September 21, 2010

South China at Mayo Street Arts

If anchored to the peninsula, you have your own juggling act to accomplish. At Mayo Street Arts (10 Mayo St., 207.615.3609), the unbanner of post-rock...
By webteam  |  September 15, 2010

Les Sorciers Perdus at Mayo Street Arts

Expansive five-pieceimprovs jazz, dabbles gospel,remains coherent. Mayo Street Arts | Portland | Les Sorciers Perdus | 8 pm | call for cover
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

Black Cat Cabaret at Mayo Street Arts

A new name, new homefor Casco Bay Cabaret.(With Fart Hellmonic?) Mayo Street Arts | Portland | Black Cat Cabaret | 8 pm | $5-10
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

Lady Zen's Billie Holiday tribute show at Mayo Street Arts

Lady Zen continues to shop her Billie Holiday tribute show, tonight at Mayo Street Arts with a formidable four-piece jazz band. The event begins at...
By webteam  |  August 11, 2010

Arborea at Mayo Street Arts

After their last local gig was canceled, there's an ideal chance to see the superior folk duo Arborea at Mayo Street Arts tonight. They'll perform...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010

Herbcraft at Mayo Street Arts

At Mayo Street Arts, L’Animaux Tryst label chief Matt Lajoie’s latest project, Herbcraft, perform with his bustling live band, featuring members of Tempera and Planets...
By webteam  |  June 30, 2010

Hersey State + Manners + Great Valley at Mayo Street Arts

Meanwhile, continuing a night of quiet yet sweeping music, the lovely folk orchestra Hersey State play Mayo Street Arts at 7 pm, alongside Manners and...
By webteam  |  June 02, 2010

2nd installment of 'lit' at Mayo Street Arts

st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The new Mayo Street Arts reading series lit has its second installment tonight. Titled "Awhirl," host (and Phoenix contributor) Megan Grumbling will pay...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010

Netherfriends at Mayo Street Arts with Vince Nez

Currently on a "50 songs 50 states" tour, where he's roving the country and writing a song in each of our United States, Shawn Rosenblatt...
By webteam  |  May 19, 2010

Leif Sherman Curtis + Tom K + Pine Smoke Lodge at Mayo Street Arts

Not only one of the most prominent rockers in the city (currently in AoK Suicide Forest), Leif Sherman Curtis is also a highly notable acoustic...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010

"Lit" debuts at Mayo Street Arts

A new reading series hosted by our own Megan Grumbling debuts at Mayo Street Arts tonight. "Lit" will feature a different theme each month, with...
By webteam  |  April 21, 2010