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Meet the Hollywood stars now living in Maine at a screening of "The Maestro" at the State Theatre. Plus, get the scoop on Blue Spoon's new West End cafe and the newest breweries to open in the midcoast, all in MaineToday Magazine in your Thursday edition of the Portland Press Herald.
Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at MaineToday.com and a music writer for MaineToday.com and the Portland Press Herald.
She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at Mainetoday.com. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk about...music of course.
Music this week(end): They Might Be Giants, Gibson Brothers, Dark Star Orchestra
Put a little birdhouse in your soul and go see Brooklyn, New York’s legendary alt. rockers They Might Be Giants.
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
They Might Be Giants
8 p.m. Thursday. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $27.50 in advance, $30 day of show, $40 preferred seating, 14-plus. portcitymusichall.com
Put a little birdhouse in your soul and go see Brooklyn, New York's legendary alt. rockers They Might Be Giants. TMBG formed in 1982 and have released 17 albums, including four for kids. Classic TMBG tunes include "Don't Let's Start," "Ana Ng," "Birdhouse in Your Soul" and "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)."
The Gibson Brothers
7 p.m. Thursday. Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity, $20. uccpa.unity.edu
Award-winning bluegrass duo The Gibson Brothers will be bringing their harmonies to Unity for a show of originals and dazzling renditions of songs penned by other musicians. The latest record from Eric and Leigh called "Brotherhood" shot to the top of the Bluegrass Unlimited chart and they're the first band in the chart's history to reach the top spot over eight consecutive albums.
Dark Star Orchestra
8 p.m. Thursday. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $28 in advance, $30 day of show. statetheatreportland.com
Since the late 90s, the seven members of Dark Star Orchestra have been paying homage to The Grateful Dead by performing over 2000 shows and delving deep into the Dead's storied catalog during their shows. They've toured extensively throughout the US and Europe and have been joined on stage on several occasions by original Grateful Dead members.
Peter and Will Anderson Trio
7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills, $20, $23. sacorivertheatre.org
Maryland born saxophonist and clarinetist Peter and Will Anderson – twin brothers – discovered jazz early in life and during their teenage years. They toured the United Kingdom, performed on Capitol Hill and made it onto the small screen. Bothoth ended up at Juilliard in New York City and released their debut album "Correspondence" in 2012. Rounding out the trio is guitarist Alex Wintz.