Home Music
Music: Intimachine Premieres "Do Me"


02/20/14 - Listen below.

-Brought to you by Robert Thorn.

Music: Teddy Geiger To Perform In Portland, Maine

Teddy Geiger maine

02/19/14 - TEDDY GEIGER on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 9:00 PM | $10.00 General Admission | ALL AGES at the ASYLUM [121 Center Street, Portland, ME]. Tickets on sale :: Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 10:00am.

Ticket Link

-Brought to you by Robert Thorn.

Music: Dopapod To Perform In Portland, Maine

Dopapod maine

02/10/14 - Dopapod with Lespecial on February 25th at the Port City Music Hall.

Ticket Link

-Brought to you by Robert Thorn.

Music: Delta Rae To Perform In Portland, Maine

Delta Rae maine

02/15/14 - Delta Rae with The Falls on Friday, February 28th at the Port City Music Hall.

Ticket Link

-Brought to you by Robert Thorn.

Music: The Trouble With Templeton Announce "Rookie" LP


02/13/14 - More From The Publicist: Bella Union are thrilled to announce the signing of acclaimed Australian quintet THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPLETON whose debut album Rookie will be released May 12th.

Already a huge success in Australia, The Trouble With Templeton is the creation of singer/songwriter Thomas Calder, a 23-year-old wunderkind who formed the band in 2011. The following year saw TTWT expand to a 5-piece, the new members complimenting Calder’s emotive vocals and songwriting with a collaborative, self-assured sound.

Adventurous, eccentric and stunningly melodic, Rookie is an album that leaves a distinct musical impression. With their debut release The Trouble With Templeton have crafted a record full of warmth and heart, whilst displaying a willingness to make music that’s not afraid to affect or surprise. “The only prerequisite we had going in was that if we loved the song and we believe in it, then we were going to record it,” says Thomas. “The element of surprise is something we really enjoy in music, something we’re always shooting for. You don’t want to know where a song is going from the first two lines.”As a result, the album is a whirling dervish of moods and colours, of tempos and genres, melodies and layers, tackling concepts behind relationships and the way unique human narratives emerge from different viewpoints.

Musically, defining Rookie beyond a happily all-encapsulating idea like ‘intelligent melodic alt-pop’ isn’t worth the hassle. It’s an album that demands listening to in order to be understood. “It’s held together by something undefinable,” reckons Thomas. “For me it’s a whole kaleidoscope of sounds and genres, but there’s something holding it together, and that’s us as a band.”

Before signing to Bella Union, The Trouble With Templeton released the single 'Six Months In A Cast' on the Communion label, the video of which can be viewed HERE. A video for 'Soldiers' is coming soon.

Rookie will be released May 12th on Bella Union.

-Brought to you by Robert Thorn.

Music: Thee Oh Sees Premiere First Single "Penetrating Eye"

Thee Oh Sees

02/13/14 - More From The Publicist: Our lad John P. Dwyer has been lancing eardrums with Thee Oh Sees in an ever escalating flurry of records for the past 6 years. Since the release of "The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In" announced a new loud era and excepting a few momentary detours into home-baked territory ("Dog Poison" and "Castlemania" for example), JPD and company have pummeled a bit harder each time out, cemented their reputation as a live force to be reckoned with, and have left legions sweaty and bruised in the process. Late last year, after years of relentlessly touring the world, the word got out…Dwyer's moving to LA (fear not, still California!) and Thee Oh Sees are taking a much needed hiatus with a shifting of gears ahead and a new album on the way. This is that album.

Drop was recorded in a banana ripening warehouse (no joke) with hair-farming studio warlock Chris Woodhouse playing drums and graced with the presence of talented gurus Mikal Cronin, Greer McGettrick, and Casafis adding horns and vocals. The result pushes the familiar polarities of the group farther outward than ever before…opener "Penetrating Eye" might be the heaviest Oh Sees song yet, "Transparent World" and "Put Some Reverb On My Brother" foam with seasick fuzz, and yet the ballads, like the harpsichorded "King's Nose" and the lush and stately closer "The Lens", extend their oeuvre into mellotronic, far-out pop with delicacy and grace. This schizophrenia heralds the man and the band into an unseen future in classic Dwyer fashion - with restless energy harnessed into exquisitely crafted jams, with an emphasis on the pensive and the paranoid in turns. Featuring artwork by Jonny Negron.

-Brought to you by Robert Thorn.

Music: Willie Nelson To Perform In Bangor, Maine

willie nelson maine

02/04/14 - WILLIE NELSON & ALISON KRAUSS feat. Jerry Douglas with Kacey Musgraves on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME. Individual Show Tickets On Sale Friday, February 14th at 10:00AM

Music legends and Grammy Award winning artists Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will be touring together throughout the spring and summer. The 35 city US tour will kick off May 1 in Murray, KY and make a stop in Bangor, ME at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on Thursday, June 19 as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert Series.

The tour will mark the first time that Willie Nelson and Family & Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas have shared the stage together. The two groups’ unique personalities combined with impeccable musicianship and decades of award-winning songs are sure to create a show full of unforgettable moments.

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, Willie Nelson is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy”, “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” He has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. Heroes, his 2012 release and first album for Legacy Recordings, spent five weeks at #1 on the Americana Radio Chart. His book, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die, landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times' best-seller list. In 2013, Willie's albums included April's Let's Face The Music And Dance, an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long- time touring and recording ensemble; and October's To All The Girls... which features 18 duets with music's top female singers including Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, and Shelby Lynne.

Alison Krauss is a bluegrass virtuoso who effortlessly bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop. Since signing with Rounder Records at the age of 14, Krauss has sold over 12 million albums and won 27 Grammy Awards, the most for any female and the second most of any recording artist in Grammy history. Paper Airplane is the latest masterpiece in Krauss’ illustrious career. Recorded in partnership with her remarkably skillful and renowned band, Union Station, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country, Bluegrass and Folk Album Charts upon its release. Union Station – Jerry Douglas (dobro, lap steel, vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin, lead vocal), Ron Block (banjo, guitar) and Barry Bales (bass, vocals), with Krauss on lead vocal and fiddle – are five distinct personalities who come together to form something truly unique as a band. Each bandmate has his own bustling career, but when these singular musicians come together, they’re an airtight unit devoted to the process of making music together. Indeed, their connection is so close and deep that they’ve come to think of each other as family.

Joining them for a separate portion of the tour will be two-time Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves.

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves released her Mercury Records Nashville debut album Same Trailer Different Park this past spring to massive critical acclaim and recognition. The album, which she co-produced with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart making her the first solo female in five years to open at No. 1 with a rookie release and just seventh in the 22-year Nielson SoundScan era. In addition to being named New Artist of the Year at the 2013 CMA Awards, Kacey is fresh off of winning two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Album.

Ticket Link

-Brought to you by Robert Thorn.

Music: The Hold Steady To Perform In Portland, Maine

The Hold Steady maine

02/10/14 - The Hold Steady on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 9:00 PM | $18.00 General Admission | 18+ at the ASYLUM [121 Center Street, Portland, ME] .Tickets on sale :: Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 10:00am.

Ticket Link

-Brought to you by Robert Thorn.

Music: Parmalee To Perform In Portland, Maine

Parmalee maine

02/10/14 - Parmalee on Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 9:00 PM | $22.00 General Admission | 18+ at the ASYLUM [121 Center Street, Portland, ME]. Tickets on sale :: Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 10:00am.

Ticket Link

-Brought to you by Robert Thorn.

Music: Colourmusic Premiere "Dreamgirl 82"


02/07/14 - More From The Publicist: Formed in Oklahoma in 2005 with British-born Nick Turner, some years after bonding over Aphex Twin during their University days together, Colourmusic expanded to include bassist Colin Fleishacker and drummer Nicholas Ley. With two previous albums under their belts, “F, Monday, Orange, February, Venus, Lunatic, 1 or 13” and “My ___ Is Pink”, the group have gained a justified reputation for marrying hallucinatory textures and experimental rock tropes with an off-kilter take on the world. Anything from writing songs based on Newton’s theory of colour to songs written at the tempo that people have sex have been explored during their nine years together.

May You Marry Rich is a darker affair, though, with its twelve sprawling tracks obsessing over mankind’s seemingly insatiable lust for pure happiness. “It’s about having the option to have anything you want, like a King, and asking whether that would make you happy,” Hendrix explains. “It’s about happiness and a theory that we’re not wired to have contentment as our genetic disposition.”

As such, songs are thematically hard-headed, even as their messages unfurl over more malleable territories that alter between anything from crystalline synth sirens and electronic percussive patterns, to hard rock ballast and more serrated guitar lines. ‘Dreamgirl ’82,’ for instance posits that, even when finding your supposedly perfect match, your relationship is still dictated by how you deal with yourself. Similarly, ‘Silvertape’ deals with getting married and having to lose yourself so that the relationship will work. “The lyric ’I won’t hold you back when I hold you down,’ from ‘Dreamgirl ‘82’ is the definition of a good relationship,” Hendrix says. “It prevents you having total freedom, but it doesn’t mean you don’t love that person.”

Colourmusic haven’t completely closed down their kaleidoscopic perceptions though – far from it. Thoughts wander constantly, as on ‘Horse Race,’ which Hendrix describes as one of several “James Bond” songs on the album, for their panoramic scale, in which the track asks if we will still need Wal-marts in Heaven. Further evidence of May You Marry Rich working as an un-ordered presentation of Hendrix’s mind, comes in the little cultural reference points dropped throughout the album. The hazy, tilt-a-whirl circus ride of ‘Rendezvous With Destiny’ takes its title from a Ronald Reagan book, similarly ‘Satyricon’ comes from Italian Federico Fellini’s film of the same name. The album finishes with the track “Idiot”, which Hendrix proudly describes as a “homage” to Iggy Pop’s 1977 debut solo LP The Idiot, (“It was a profound influence on the album, it’s one of the most unashamedly ugly records ever; it uses synthesizers in a brutal way.”) To that end, ‘Idiot’s’ six minute of debauched industrial electronics jar and clatter with an unhindered malevolence and uncomfortably addictive power.

May You Marry Rich, then, is a powerhouse of a record, a towering inferno of ideas. “But we’re not pounding these themes into people’s heads,” Hendrix says. “They’re more prompts, to give you a sense and the flavours of what we’re exploring.” The message is simple then: attempt to join the dots up yourself; just don’t expect your finished picture to be the same as anyone else’s.

Click here to listen.

-Brought to you by Robert Thorn.

<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 6 of 76

Maine Home Shirt

the home shirt

Do you love Maine? Prove it.