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A&C Recommends: Haru Bangs and Captain Hollow at Port City Music Hall

Posted on March 30, 2012 by Kevin Steeves in Arts & Culture

This Tuesday, two of Portland’s most volume-fixated acts will be co-headlining Port City Music Hall, as the noise-pop trio Haru Bangs will be joined by Ryan Higgins, Kyle Mallory-Macdonald, Patric Cunningham and Jakob Battick — better known as the newest line-up for Captain Hollow, for a show that comes just in time to snap you out of […]

Local Top 5: Portland Bands to watch in 2012

Posted on March 13, 2012 by Kevin Steeves in Arts & Culture

1.) The Outfits:  It’s hard to think of another band that covered as much ground and made as many fans as The Outfits did in 2011. In just a few months’ time, the bare-bones punk outfit (yeah we went there) went from scantly-watched grainy YouTube videos to playing a marathon set at the grand opening […]

A&C Recommends: ‘Marx Reloaded’ at SPACE

Posted on March 01, 2012 by Kevin Steeves in Arts & Culture

Tonight, the University of Southern Maine’s Philosophy Symposium, the student philosophy organization, will be hosting a screening of the 2011 German documentary film Marx Reloaded at SPACE followed by a Q&A with USM philosophy professor Jason Read. Marx Reloaded re-examines the impact of the 19th century socialist philosopher in relation to the 2008-2009 global financial […]

A&C Recommends: 48 Hour Music Festival at SPACE

Posted on February 09, 2012 by Kevin Steeves in Arts & Culture

What happens when you take 30 of Portland’s biggest musicians, break them into six supergroups and give them 48 hours to write 25 minutes of new material to be performed in front of a live audience? That’s the question being asked at the fourth annual 48 Hour Music Festival this Saturday at SPACE Gallery, located at 538 Congress […]

Local Top 5: Must Follow Maine-Twitters

Posted on February 03, 2012 by Kevin Steeves in Arts & Culture

1.) Maine Breaking News @bangordailynews: The official Twitter for one of the best daily newspapers in the state, The Bangor Daily News has completely embraced the platform with ease. Updates throughout the day provide quick links to breaking and developing news and opinions without needing to navigate through the actual site. The best part? The […]

Portland Greendrinks brings awareness to non-profits, beer to the masses

Posted on January 29, 2012 by Kevin Steeves in Arts & Culture

A crowd gathers at a Green Drinks event in Portland.

The concept is simple: For two bucks  you and a few hundred of your closest friends spend the first Tuesday night of every month at a well-known Portland location to raise awareness for a local non-profit. There, you will meet young professionals like yourself that share the same passions as you do, and make new […]

Cloud Nothings bring in Albini for ‘Attack On Memory’

Posted on January 29, 2012 by Kevin Steeves in Album Reviews

It would have been so easy for Dylan Baldi’s next Cloud Nothings album to follow the tried-and-true trajectory that he had been steadily carving out since 2010’s self-released Turning On — and it would have been welcome. 2010’s pop indebted Turning On was a heavily work-shopped collection of slightly-off kilter alt-punk in the vein of […]

A farewell to Marie Stella in ‘from’

Posted on January 22, 2012 by Kevin Steeves in Album Reviews

Here it is: the nearly three-year career span of of Marie Stella — one of Portland’s most predominant live acts — condensed into an appropriately modest six tracks. It shouldn’t surprise many that the final release from the forward thinking noise-pop four-piece ended up being an odds-and-ends collection from a series of recordings that was […]

Portland Music 2011 in Review

Posted on December 09, 2011 by Kevin Steeves in Arts & Culture

Despite its small population of over 66,000, Portland has developed and nurtured a remarkably diverse local music scene over the years. It’s still growing too, in 2011 Dispatch, a new magazine dedicated to local music and film was founded in February; new albums by Falls Of Rauros and Sunset Hearts achieved national acclaim and our […]

A&C Recommends: Falls of Rauros, The Baltic Sea, AWAAS and Haru Bangs at SPACE

Posted on December 05, 2011 by Kevin Steeves in Arts & Culture

On Saturday, Dec.10, SPACE Gallery in Portland is bringing a surefire cure for your impending cabin fever, as Maine black metal kings Falls of Rauros will be joined by The Baltic Sea, AWAAS and Haru Bangs for one last blowout before the new year. Last summer, Scarborough’s Falls of Rauros released one of the most impressive […]