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  • MAMM SLAM 2015: Presenting the MAMM SLAM finalists

    MAMM SLAM welcomes high school bands and solo performers (singer/songwriters and DJs) from around Maine to showcase their talents during this annual battle of the high school bands. Read on

  • A conversation with legendary Joan Armatrading

    During a telephone interview while Armatrading was on the Isle of Man for a show, she spoke about why she loves playing in the U.S. and offered advice to aspiring songwriters. Read on

  • See who’s coming to town: Maine concert tickets on sale now

    Check out upcoming concerts in Maine and get your tickets now. Read on

  • Aimsel’s guide to being a great concertgoer (and having a great time going to concerts)

    Whether you heed this advice or are simply amused by it, know that I'm coming from a good place, I promise. Read on

  • In search of vinyl: Aimsel’s epic record store crawl in Portland

    I love the smell of a record store. Sometimes I make a beeline for certain sections, other times I carelessly peruse and see what I find. Thank you, Portland, for having so much vinyl all within walking distance of my desk. Read on

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