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Photos: Sunday at Bonnaroo 2009

Phish, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
Phish, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 18, 2009


Photos: Aerosmith, Dropkick Murphys at Comcast Center

Aerosmith and Dropkick Murphys, live at Comcast Center in Mansfield, June 16, 2009
Aerosmith and Dropkick Murphys, live at Comcast Center
By MARY OUELLETTE  |  June 19, 2009


Photos: Friday at Bonnaroo 2009

Public Enemy, Santigold, Beastie Boys, and more on Friday, June 12, 2009 at Bonnaroo
Photos from Friday, June 12, 2009 at Bonnaroo 2009
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 17, 2009


Photos: Bonnaroo 2009

Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello, and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 17, 2009

Music seen: Pixies vs. Sonic Youth at Empire

Sublime musical match-ups
The Clash of the Titans has become a Portland staple over the last three years. Since shifting from the Big Easy to the Empire this year, the Tuesday tradition has lost none of its crowd-pulling potential.
By DAN CLARK  |  June 10, 2009

Review: Buckethead, Wolff at Asylum

Buckethead and Wolf, live at Asylum on May 27, 2009
Little is known about the masked maniac called Buckethead. According to his mythology, he was raised in a chicken coop next door to a drive-in theater, and the bucket he wears on his head contains cursed chicken bones that give him his supernatural guitar-shredding powers.
By DAN CLARK  |  June 03, 2009

Music Seen: Ocean and Pontiak

Ocean and Pontiak at SPACE Gallery, May 5
The day after Ocean's predictably under-attended (30-40 people) Cinco de Mayo performance at SPACE, a friend who also attended asked what I thought. "So loud," I said. "So slow," he responded. It wasn't hard to catch the reverence in both reactions.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 13, 2009

Music seen: Clubber Lang, Antiseptic + Batshelter

Clubber Lang, Antiseptic + Batshelter at Geno's, April 10
Ah, Batshelter. What exactly are they? Punk, metal, a little of both, or something far more complex? Whichever, they've developed quite the following in the past few months.
By DAN CLARK  |  April 16, 2009

Music seen: Adam Kurtz Band, Loverless

Adam Kurtz Band + Loverless at Empire Dine and Dance, April 4
Billed as the debut of  Adam Kurtz's  new band, Saturday at the Empire Dine and Dance marked an important moment for the local songwriter.
By BRYAN BRUCHMAN  |  April 08, 2009

Music seen: Turn Down Day, Marie Stella, Phantom Buffalo

Phantom Buffalo, Marie Stella and Turn Down Day at Geno's, March 28
Turn Down Day opened with a song that hovered almost entirely on the A chord, only breaking with it for a slight G on the bass to distinguish the verse from the chorus. It was a bold statement.
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  April 02, 2009

Music seen: Christopher Teret + Huak

Christopher Teret at SPACE Gallery and Huak at Empire Dine and Dance, March 20
Chris Teret's singing is just as unassuming as his songwriting.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 25, 2009

Music seen: Never Got Caught, Mess with the Bull + Phantom Glue

Never Got Caught, Mess with the Bull + Phantom Glue, March 14, at O’Brien’s Pub
In the late '90s, Boston (and by extension northern New England) experienced a rock renaissance.
By DAN CLARK  |  March 18, 2009

Hogfarm Studios

Music seen: February 28, in Biddeford
Biddeford's Hogfarm Studios is a multi-media art space that occasionally serves as a small venue.
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  March 12, 2009

Music seen: The Goodnight Process

The Goodnight Process, February 28, at Geno's
It is always a gamble when an all-ages band like The Goodnight Process wager their local draw in a 21+ venue like Geno's.
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  March 04, 2009

Music seen: 48 Hour Music Festival

48 Hour Music Festival, SPACE Gallery, February 21, 2009
"Never underestimate the power of the repeated note" was a dictum drilled into my head. Bands at SPACE gallery on Saturday night employed this method liberally, and to great success.
By ANDREW FREDERICK  |  February 25, 2009

Music seen: Tony McNaboe

Live at The Big Easy, February 10
By the time you, dear reader, lay eyes on this, you will have one last opportunity to catch Tony McNaboe's month-long Tuesday-night residency at the Big Easy, which — according to his prediction on week two — is "only going to get better."
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  February 19, 2009


Death Punk Kareoke with Covered in Bees + Grendel's Army

Geno's, February 5
There are few words to describe the experience of sharing a stage with your favorite band. For most of us, even those without eight-figure incomes or friends with influence, it's the stuff of dreams.
By DAN CLARK  |  February 11, 2009

Music seen: Pinkerton Thugs

At Geno's, January 30, 2009
It has been more than a year since Kennebunk-based punkers The Pinkerton Thugs reunited, and yet there still seems to be a resonant buzz around their return. And seeing them live, you get the sense that the band are more relevant now than ever.
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  February 04, 2009

Music Seen: Dead of Winter

SPACE Gallery, January 24, 2009
Peaks and valleys are the name of the game with any showcase of too many songwriters that too many people attend, but by and large, Dead of Winter retains its status as a premier night of homegrown entertainment.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 28, 2009


Ogre + Sun Gods in Exile + Ruler of the Raging Main + Cropduster at Bubba's Sulky Lounge, January 9
Bubba's is without question a venue bound to attract eclectic bands.
By DAN CLARK  |  January 21, 2009
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