Music, concerts and live bands

 

Porter Memorial Library Presents Master Drummer Jordan Benissan

By Lee McBride on June 29, 2016, at 9:24 a.m.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Performing Arts Center on the University of Maine at Machias campus, 116 O’Brien Avenue, Machias, ME For more information: 207-255-3933 Move and groove on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 when West African Master Drummer Jordan Benissan returns for a free family …
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New music including Sigur Rós, Aphex Twin, Broods and The Raveonettes on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 28, 2016, at 10:31 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Shura, Wye Oak and Tegan and Sara on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at some modern rock hits from the year 1991, and also included tributes to David Bowie, Prince and Prince Be of P.M. Dawn.
Def Leppard performs at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor on Friday evening.

’80s icons Def Leppard rock Bangor Waterfront

By Micky Bedell on June 25, 2016, at 10:32 a.m.
Check out this gallery of photos from their concert last night in downtown Bangor.

Led Zeppelin didn’t steal music for ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ jury decides

By Joel Rubin and Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times on June 23, 2016, at 1:33 p.m.
A jury sided with Led Zeppelin on Thursday in a federal copyright infringement trial in Los Angeles where the band stood accused of stealing the opening chords of the 1971 classic “Stairway to Heaven” from an American group.
Journey's Jonathan Cain (from left), Ross Valory and Neal Schon perform during their show on Wednesday at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor.

Journey, The Doobie Brothers bring the hits to Bangor

By Ashley Conti on June 22, 2016, at 10:13 p.m.
Journey, The Doobie Brothers and Dave Mason all performed on Wednesday night at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor.
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New music including Phantogram, Two Door Cinema Club, Minor Victories and Operators on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 21, 2016, at 10:23 a.m.
I aired new tracks from The Avalanches, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Band Of Horses on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at some classic songs from the year 1994.

Concert of music and poetry ‘The Green Lady Laughs’

on June 17, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 2016 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: The Whole Health Center, 162 Gilbert Farm Road, Town Hill, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-4128 BAR HARBOR, Maine — “The Green Lady Laughs,” a concert of music and poetry for Solstice with Timbered Lake and Paul Weiss, 3 …
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Music program at Blue Hill church dedicated to Edmund Battersby

on June 16, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, 22 Tenney Hill, Blue Hill, Maine BLUE HILL, Maine — Gerald Wheeler, keyboardist/music director of First Congregational Church in Blue Hill, and Deirdre McArdle will perform works for flute, organ, harpsichord and piano in a program dedicated …

Music with a Mission slated July 1 at Orono church

on June 16, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
Friday, July 1, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St., Orono, Maine ORONO, Maine — Music with a Mission concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 1,  at the Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St. Musicians will include Nicholas Southwick, flute; …
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New music including Sleigh Bells, Merchandise, Wye Oak and Band Of Horses on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 14, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
New tracks from Preoccupations, The Stone Roses, Bat For Lashes and Local Natives debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on some of my favorite British alternative and indie rock groups from the late ’90s and early 2000s.

Eric Clapton reveals nerve damage that makes playing guitar ‘hard work’

By Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post on June 13, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
The 71-year-old musician revealed that he was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy in 2013 and that playing guitar, which once came so easy to him, is now “hard work.”
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Ringo Starr amps up the audience during his show with his All-Starr Band on Wednesday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Ringo Starr rocks the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor

By Ashley Conti on June 08, 2016, at 8:50 p.m.
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band performed Wednesday night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
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People stand in line waiting for the Dave Matthews Band concert to begin on Wednesday at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor.

From Florida to Canada, music fans head to Bangor for Dave Matthews Band, Ringo Starr

By Emily Burnham on June 08, 2016, at 7:07 p.m.
Though he knows there’s at least one person who came all the way from San Diego to attend Wednesday night’s Dave Matthews Band concert at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Kyle Handville of Tampa, Florida, is pretty sure he’s one of the fans that traveled the …

Penobscot Bay Singers to present Pops concert June 10-11

on June 08, 2016, at 4:24 p.m.
Friday, June 10, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: First Church in Belfast, UCC, Spring Street, Belfast, Maine BELFAST, Maine — The Penobscot Bay Singers will present its annual Pops concert highlighting songs from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June …
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New music including Angel Olsen, Garbage, Whitney and Steve Gunn on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 07, 2016, at 11 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Ladyhawke, The Kills and Kristin Kontrol on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at some of the leading lights of the UK shoegaze movement of the early ’90s.
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The chainlink fence and torn blue canvas screens surrounding Bangor'’s Waterfront Concerts venue started coming down last month, replaced by a light wooden fence installed May 17, 2016, by ADA Fence Co.

Opening Waterfront Concerts show draws just 6 noise complaints

By Judy Harrison on June 05, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
It could not be determined Sunday whether the fewer number of noise complaints was due to the volume of Dierks Bentley and his band or the wooden fence installed last month around the venue.

Fairport Convention fiddler Dave Swarbrick dies aged 75

By Reuters on June 03, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
LONDON — English folk violinist Dave Swarbrick, a former leading member of the influential 1970s group Fairport Convention, has died at the age of 75, the band’s website announced on Friday. “We have just had the sad news from Alex Swarbrick that his father, Dave Swarbrick, has passed away,” a …
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New music including The Avalanches, Beck, Shura and Olga Bell on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 03, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
I popped back into the WMEB studios this morning to finish off that Memorial Day show, picking up with the last three tracks of the retro alternative set. Of course, I couldn’t resist throwing in a few new additions to the set in new singles from The Avalanches, Beck and Shura.

The North of Nashville boys are back

on June 02, 2016, at 11:04 a.m.
Friday, June 10, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, Maine For more information: chocolatechurcharts.org BATH — North of Nashville duo of Jay Basiner and Andrew Martelle will reunite to perform at 7:30 pm. Friday, June 10, at the Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St. Tickets …

Moody Blues cover band will perform in Bath

on June 02, 2016, at 10:58 a.m.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, Maine For more information: chocolatechurcharts.org BATH — Sojourn, the Moody Blues cover band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the Chocolate Church, 804 Chocolate Church. Tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the …