Emily Burnham

Bangor Metro & Special Sections Reporter

 

Tedeschi Trucks Band and Sharon Jones set for Maine State Pier July 24

By Emily Burnham on March 24, 2015, at 10:55 a.m.
A triple bill of soul and rock powerhouses will take the stage at the Maine State Pier in Portland this summer, as the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II will perform on Friday, July 24. Tickets for the concert, priced between $35.75 and $89.75, …
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Tedeschi Trucks Band and Sharon Jones set for Maine State Pier July 24

on March 24, 2015, at 10:55 a.m.
A triple bill of soul and rock powerhouses will take the stage at the Maine State Pier in Portland this summer, as the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II will perform on Friday, July 24. Tickets for the concert, priced between $35.75 and $89.75, …
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Review: AFRAID, “Sinister Vibes” (Portland, experimental electronic)

on March 24, 2015, at 10:23 a.m.
The first 45 seconds of the first track, “Riverbank Summer ’75,” off Portland trio AFRAID’s second proper album, “Sinister Vibes,” sounds as if it’s coming towards you slowly, like a train arriving at a station, before snapping into some reverb-drenched programmed drums and, eventually, layers of sound, from keyboards to …
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Songwriter Ingrid Michaelson first concert announced for Thompson’s Point, new outdoor venue in Portland

on March 24, 2015, at 10:11 a.m.
The first of between four and six concerts set for the new concert and event venue at Thompson’s Point, the mixed-use real estate development along the Fore River in Portland, was announced by the State Theatre Tuesday morning. Songwriter Ingrid Michaelson will perform on Sunday, June 28 with guests Jukebox …
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All Roads Music Festival sets off for Belfast; inaugural event set for May 16

on March 20, 2015, at 9:40 a.m.
New England music fans were surely sad to see the organizers of the Belfast Free Range Music Festival go radio silent after the spring of 2014 — after five festivals between 2010 and 2014, it appeared the intimate, independent, community-organized music festival held in various venues throughout downtown Belfast was …
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‘Meanwhile,’ a new wood-fired pizza shop in downtown Belfast opens this week

on March 19, 2015, at 2:09 p.m.
New in Belfast as of today: Meanwhile in Belfast — yes, that is the full name — a new wood-fired pizza joint, has opened at 2 Cross St., near the Belfast waterfront. Owners Clementina Senatore and Alessandro Scelsi, both natives of Naples, Italy, have been working on their new restaurant …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, March 20-22: The sweetest science

on March 19, 2015, at 12:44 p.m.
1. Really, March? Really? Really. REALLY. I have had enough of your bullroar! Bring me spring! Bring me maple syrup and canoe races! Bring me spring RIGHT MEOW! At least this Friday it’ll be a little warmer and a lot less windy, just in time for Downtown Bangor’s March Art …
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Review: New split singles from Maine songwriters Jacob Augustine, Earth Person

on March 17, 2015, at 10:38 a.m.
Jacob Augustine: “Salvation,” backed with “Glory, Glory” by Bad Braids Big things — rawness in experience, octave-hopping singing, complex emotional states — seem to interest Maine singer-songwriter-guitarist Jacob Augustine. If he’s seeking that kind of experience by using his voice, he pushes his vocals to their breaking point, from a whispered confession …
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Get an inside look at BDN’s big move to downtown Bangor

on March 13, 2015, at 9:35 a.m.
A few weeks ago, the Bangor Daily News moved out of the space at 491 Main St. — home to the BDN for 60 years, now home to Cross Insurance headquarters — and into its new digs at One Merchants Plaza in the heart of downtown Bangor. It was the …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, March 13-15: The luck of the (fill in the blank)

on March 12, 2015, at 1:12 p.m.
1. Two Friday the 13ths in two months? That’s crazy. That must mean something (or nothing). I’d just keep your eye out for anyone following you out and about that night. Don’t walk into an abandoned woodshed alone. Don’t monologue. Don’t be a teenage girl. Ch ch ch, ah ah …
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Album review: Leveret, “Action at a Distance” (Portland, electronic rock)

on March 10, 2015, at 10:28 a.m.
Ed. note: Starting this week, Culture Shock’s weekly Maine music columns will change a little bit; I’ll be running a record review weekly, instead of a longer feature. Every two months I’ll run a touring show roundup and I’ll also intermittently run a review of singles (not full albums) released …
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Maine State Pier to host Kenny Wayne Shepard and Jonny Lang June 11; Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional June 14

on March 09, 2015, at 9:54 a.m.
Waterfront Concerts announced Monday morning two June concerts for the Maine State Pier — a double bill of blues with the Kenny Wayne Shepard Band and Jonny Long (pictured above) on June 11, and then on Sunday, June 14 pop-rock bands Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional. Tickets for both …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, March 6-8: Spring ahead, fall out of hibernation

on March 05, 2015, at 1:50 p.m.
1. I’m not going to lie. Last weekend, I spent the vast majority of the time in my pajamas, curled up on the couch, savoring each and every minute of “House of Cards” season three. And, amazingly, I didn’t finish it, and still have three episodes left to watch. Nevertheless, …
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Zac Brown Band returns to Bangor for concert on the Waterfront

on March 05, 2015, at 12:14 p.m.
Three years after their sold-out concert at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in 2012, the Zac Brown Band will return to Bangor for a June 7 concert on the Waterfront. Tickets for the Maine stop on the band’s Jekyll and Hyde Tour, priced at $35.75 to $85.75, will go on sale …
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Like a lion, and a lamb: Mainer Lady Lamb releases second album of challenging art-folk

on March 03, 2015, at 9:36 a.m.
Lady Lamb, a.k.a. Aly Spaltro (formerly also possessing of stage name suffix “The Beekeeper”) admits she feels a little out of her element writing catchy choruses. Though you wouldn’t know that by listening to her new album, “After,” out this week on Mom+Pop Music. Despite the knotted, complex lyrical content …
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Weezer set for summertime concert on Maine State Pier in Portland, July 31

on March 02, 2015, at 10 a.m.
Alt-rockers Weezer, beloved for their cult classic 1990s albums, “Weezer” and “Pinkerton,” will play a summertime show on the Maine State Pier in Portland on Friday, July 31. Tickets for the show are priced at $55 for general admission seating, and they go on sale via Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. …
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Lady Antebellum to return to Bangor June 4, with guest Hunter Hayes

on Feb. 27, 2015, at 9:29 a.m.
Lady Antebellum, multi-platinum country trio, will play its third concert at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion this summer, when they return to Bangor on Thursday, June 4, with guest opener Hunter Hayes. Tickets for the concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6 and are priced $26.75 to $70.75 …
RJ Condon (left) designed the winning label for Geary's Brewing annual competition for MECA students to design the label for 2015 summer ale.

Lobster art from MECA student picked for yearly Geary’s bottle design competition

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 26, 2015, at 12:11 p.m.
For the 15th year in a row, D.L. Geary’s Brewing Company out of Portland has picked a winner for its yearly competition to design their summer ale label and packaging. This year’s winner is R.J. Condon, a Cape Cod native attending MECA. The competition is open to Maine College of …

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Feb. 27-March 1: Goodbye, February, you miserable so-n-so

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 26, 2015, at 11:37 a.m.
1. Maybe you had a great February. Maybe you love snow and shoveling and had everything go your way and you couldn’t be happier. For the rest of us Mainers, however, this February was likely the longest in recorded history. I think I speak for most of us when I …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, Feb. 27-March 1: Goodbye, February, you miserable so-n-so

on Feb. 26, 2015, at 11:37 a.m.
1. Maybe you had a great February. Maybe you love snow and shoveling and had everything go your way and you couldn’t be happier. For the rest of us Mainers, however, this February was likely the longest in recorded history. I think I speak for most of us when I …
 
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