3) Deerhoof + Xiu Xiu + Father Murphy | Oct 11, SPACE Gallery

4) My Morning Jacket | Oct 15, State Theatre

5) Hold Steady | Oct 19, Port City Music Hall

6) OK Go | Oct 20, Port City Music Hall

7) Justin Townes Earle | Oct 21, The Music Hall (Portsmouth NH)

8) John Hammond | Oct 22, One Longfellow Square

9) Kronos Quartet | Nov 4, Merrill Auditorium


7 radio shows to hear local music

1) Spinout | Thurs + Sun @ 7 pm | WCYY 94.3 FM

2) Greetings from Area Code 207 | Wed @ 8 pm; Sun @ 9 pm | WBLM 102.9 FM

3) Music from 207 | Wed + Sun @ 7 pm | WCLZ 98.9 FM

4) Local Motives | Fri @ 7:40 pm | WMPG 90.9 FM + 104.1 FM

5) The Locals | Sun @ 10:30 am | WMPG 90.9 FM + 104.1 FM

6) Radio Junk Drawer | Wed @ 3 pm | WMPG 90.9 FM + 104.1 FM

7) Liberation by Sound | Tue @ 3 pm | WMPG 90.9 FM + 104.1 FM


4 ways to find house parties and basement shows

1) Facebook stalking

2) Eavesdrop in class

3) Befriend someone in a band

4) Strike up a conversation with someone wearing a T-shirt or baseball hat with a beer logo on it.


3 local sports teams

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1) Sea Dogs (baseball; Boston Red Sox affiliate) | through September | at Hadlock Field, 271 Park Ave, Portland | portlandseadogs.com | $7-9 | Why you should go: Grab a Sea Dog Biscuit and give Slugger a hug!

2) Pirates (hockey; Buffalo Sabres affiliate) | October through April | at Cumberland County Civic Center, Spring St, Portland | portlandpirates.com | $10-12 with student ID | Why you should go: Minor-league hockey fights are more exciting; they're younger, poorer, and more desperate — and you're closer.

3) Red Claws (basketball; Boston Celtics affiliate) | November through April | at Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave, Portland | nba.com/dleague/maine | $10-30 | Why you should go: Lady Red Claws dance team


4 ways to chill with bros

1) Listen to bro music | Jason Mraz @ Bangor Waterfront, Sept 11 | Guster @ State Theatre, Portland, Oct 27

2) Play bro games | Bull Moose Music locations + GameStop locations

3) Pick up bro clothes | Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Maine Mall, South Portland

4) Toss a disc around | MaineDiscGolf.com has all the 411 you'll need


5 places to go if you're GLBTQ

1) Styxx | 3 Spring St, Portland | 207.828.0822

2) North Star Music Cafe | 225 Congress St, Portland | 207.699.2994

3) Blackstone's | 6 Pine St, Portland | 207.775.2885

4) Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland | 207.772.3122

5) Ogunquit | yes, the entire town


5 places to hang out if you have literary pretensions

1) Longfellow Books | 1 Monument Way, Portland | 207.772.4045

2) Yes Books | 589 Congress St, Portland | 207.775.3233

3) North Star Music Cafe | 225 Congress St, Portland | 207.699.2994

4) Arabica | 2 Free St, Portland | 207.899.1833

5) Mama's Crowbar | 187 Congress St, Portland | mamas.crowbar@gmail.com

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