Model Airplane at the Big Easy

And MC Epic at Geno’s, July 28
By TODD RICHARD  |  August 22, 2007

This was a night that many had been waiting years for: the reunion of Rustic Overtones. But the buzz didn't spill over to other venues in town, which were eerily devoid of the Saturday night set.

At the Big Easy, the Model Airplane seemed to revel in the intimacy of their crowd. Filled with friends and family, the fresh-faced band of local boys delivered a delicious set of originals and classic covers, sticky with the funk and flavor of principals Daniel Boyden and Lyle Divinsky. While it is a shame there were not more people to witness their first headlining show in quite a while, word in the grapevine is that recent sessions at the Studio will yield an album before too long.

At Geno’s, Saskatoon's MC Epic cut through the clatter and angst of the indie hip-hop show with his rare rhyme styles. Preferring to engage the listener rather than startle them, Epic easily set himself apart from the rest of acts on the bill. It is no small feat that a hip-hop artist from Western Canada on first visit to Maine had such a large group of supporters in attendance. A highlight of the set was his new Portland fans rhyming on the track Thought Process: “These are my thoughts, yo!”

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