Music, concerts and live bands

Hella Good Tacos and Bissell Brothers Beer on tap for Super Bowl Sunday Bash.

Five things to do this weekend

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 29, 2015, at 12:22 p.m.
Feeling cabin feverish? We get it. Shoveling, shivering and layering in wool makes us cranky and itching to hit the town. It’s time to get up, get out and get your groove back. Here’s a rundown of activities to assist. Hat and hand-warmers optional. Well, sort of. The kids are …
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REBEL a Baroque Ensemble

By carolyn friedell on Jan. 29, 2015, at 12:13 p.m.
The Blue Hill Concert Association is honored to begin its 38th winter Season on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 3pm in the Blue Hill Congregational Church, with the Grammy Award Nominee Baroque Esemble, REBEL. This group, hailed by the New York Times as “Sophisticated and Beguiling”and by the Los Angeles …
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Concert at University of Maine postpone due to weather; New date set

By Sharon Mack on Jan. 29, 2015, at 11:17 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — University of Maine at Machias student Molana Oei of Lubec will present a solo piano and voice concert from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, February 6, at the Performing Arts Center on the UMM campus. The snow date is Saturday, February 7. This concert was originally scheduled for Friday, …
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The University of Southern Maine School of Music and The Lark Society will co-present “Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: The Secret Loves of the Great Romantics” at 2 p.m.  Sunday, Feb. 15, at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland.

Pianist Laura Kargul, Violinist Ronald Lantz to present Valentine’s Day concert

on Jan. 29, 2015, at 10:29 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – The great composers of late 18th and early 19th centuries wrote what is treasured today as passionate, enchanting music that inspires romance, but what about the secret romances of their own lives?This February, violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul once again will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a concert of music …

Bangor Symphony soloist Midori drops out of concert due to medical issue

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 28, 2015, at 3:25 p.m.
ORONO | The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s concert Sunday will go on without its announced featured soloist, Midori. “It is with deep regret that violinist Midori is having to withdraw from her Bangor residency for medical reasons,” Brian Hinrichs, Bangor Symphony Orchestra executive director, said Wednesday in an email. “The …
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Viva Lebowski 2015: A Fundraiser Tribute to The Big Lebowski

By dave cousins on Jan. 28, 2015, at 2:07 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Location: Easy Day Restaurant and Bowl, 725 Broadway, South Portland, Maine For more information: 207 274 8570; Bowling, Music, Trivia and a Screening of The Coen Brothers’ film The Big Lebowski “If you will it, Dude, it is no dream.” …

New music including Björk, Death Cab For Cutie, Toro y Moi and Natalie Prass on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 27, 2015, at 11:31 a.m.
New tracks from The Soft Moon and St. Vincent debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set featured some of the best music of 1996.
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Anne Danforth of Chelsea, (left) Cathy Anderson of Jefferson, Sue Staples of Bangor and Jan Flowers of Winterport, singing as Heart 'n Soul, are ready to deliver Singing Valentines on Feb. 13 and 14.

Maine-ly Harmony fundraiser offers singing Valentine’s

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 27, 2015, at 11:23 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The ladies of Maine-ly Harmony’s barbershop quartets are ready to brave the weather to seek out your loved one with a rose and a love song on Friday or Saturday, Feb. 13 or 14, as a fundraiser to help the group continue its performances. Maine-ly Harmony Chorus meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in …
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Dance with music by The Skyliners

By Janet Klitch on Jan. 26, 2015, at 4:22 p.m.
The Skyliners, a 13 piece big band, 7:30pm-9:30pm Saturday Feb 21st At Next Generation Theatre 39 Center ST Brewer Maine. Favorite arrangements from the 40’s & 50’s as wsell as swing, jazz, pop, waltz and Latin numbers. Beer and wine available for those 21 and older. Admission $8.00 . For …

Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68

By Reuters on Jan. 26, 2015, at 2:55 p.m.
ATHENS — The Egyptian-born Greek singer Demis Roussos, 68, who sold more than 60 million records worldwide with a series of international hits in the 1970s and 1980s, has died in Athens after a long illness, media reports said on Monday. Roussos, who died on Sunday, was part of the …
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Colin Graebert and Karen Pendleton

Free Noon Concert Series at Ellsworth Community Music Institute: Karen Pendleton and Colin Graebert

By Heidi Stanton-Drew on Jan. 25, 2015, at 6:21 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: The General Bryant E. Moore Community Center, 125 State Street, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-664-9258; In celebration of Valentine’s Day, a program of love songs will be on the menu for the second in a series of free …
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Skyliner Dance

By Janet Klitch on Jan. 25, 2015, at 12:34 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St, Brewer Maine, ME For more information: 207-827-2111 Come Dance to the sounds of the Skyliners as they play all styles of music. Next Generation Theatre 39 Center St Brewer ME This post was contributed …
Dallas Taylor, the drummer for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, died on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at age 66.

Dallas Taylor, drummer for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, dies at 66

By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times on Jan. 22, 2015, at 4:33 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Dallas Taylor liked to say that he made his first million — and his last million — by the time he was 21. The rock drummer was a key sideman for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He played at Woodstock, appeared on seven top-selling albums and bought …
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Informal evening of traditional Irish music in Rockland

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 21, 2015, at 1:44 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Join local musicians for an informal evening of traditional Irish music 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St. Food will be available until closing. For information call 594-4123 or check it out on Facebook. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →

New music including Purity Ring, Mew, Django Django and Sleater-Kinney on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 20, 2015, at 9:23 a.m.
I premiered new tracks from Sharon Van Etten and Waxahatchee on this week’s show, while the retro alternative set focused on the UK’s turn-of-the-’90s Madchester scene.
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Contradance on Jan. 31 in Blue Hill

By Julie Harris on Jan. 19, 2015, at 1:57 p.m.
BLUE HILL, Maine — A contradance will be held with live music by All Comers Band at 7 p.m., then Jam Boise at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at Emlen Hall, Bay School, in Blue Hill. All dances taught. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news …
Ben McNaboe, a fourth-year music education at the University of Maine, conducts fellow students in the UMaine School of Performing Arts in a recent rehearsal for the student-run benefit concert, “"150 Years of American Song: A Celebration of the University of Maine.”" More than 75 students will perform in the Jan. 23 event that aims to raise awareness of the school and funds for outreach programs.

UMaine’s student-run fundraiser pops concert celebrates the Great American Songbook

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 19, 2015, at 6:06 a.m.
Ben McNaboe is an overachiever. The UMaine senior last January helped orchestrate the first-ever student-produced pops concert, featuring a full orchestra and 40 vocalists singing the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, raising money to benefit the School of Performing Arts, or SPA. Of course he was going to do it …
Members of the Maine St. Andrew's Pipes and Drums bagpipe band during their rehearsal in Brewer Thursday. While the group is rehearsing they use practice chanters instead of the bag pipes to make it quieter. Pictured are from left, Trevor Snow, Allan Poole, Johnny Carpenter and Tim Whitten.

Bagpipe band brings generations together in celebration of Scottish heritage, bagpipe sound

By Natalie Feulner on Jan. 18, 2015, at 5:49 a.m.
Few activities can successfully bring teenagers and AARP members together, but the Maine St. Andrews Pipes and Drums bagpipe band has spent nearly 20 years doing just that. Now the 15 members, ranging from 15 to 70 years old, are looking to expand their playing field in the coming months …

Kim Fowley, creator of The Runaways, dead at 75

By Soraya Nadia McDonald, Washington Post on Jan. 16, 2015, at 3:39 p.m.
The broad strokes of the relationship between producer-manager Kim Fowley and former Runaways frontwoman Cherie Currie are the sort that are just ripe for VH1 “Behind the Music” treatment. Fowley created the band that launched Currie’s music career, but their relationship soured and turned downright venomous over the usual music …
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Foxcroft Academy Winter Student Recital on Jan. 18

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 15, 2015, at 10:13 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The Foxcroft Academy Winter Student Recital will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church.  Highlights of the program will include piano, vocal, saxophone, and other instrumental solos. Works by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Telemann, Brahms, Debussy, Beethoven, and Schubert will be played.The Foxcroft …
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