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  • Whale Oil and a ton of special guests rock Empire in Portland tonight

    And don’t miss Caro Khan, Twins of Aries & Tranx at Geno’s, Crushed Out and Kyle Morgan at Flask Lounge, MKTO, Alex Preston & MYRO at The State Theatre, Blasted Knoll String Band at Andy’s Old Port Pub and a ton more tasty tuneage for your Thirsty Thursday! Read on

  • Just 2 amazing songs: Micromassé celebrates new EP with Jaw Gems & Maine Marimba Ensemble

    The instrumental group brings in surprising vocals on its new, two-song EP. Read on

  • Sara Hallie Richardson 2013 Holiday Newsroom Sessions Flashback

    A year later, Sara Hallie Richardson's Holiday Newsroom Session, stands the test of time. Give a look & listen! Read on

  • Judith Hill…20 Feet from Stardom and closing in fast. See her Wednesday night in Portland!

    Judith Hill is opening for Matisyahu on Wednesday night. Going? You don't want to miss her set. Read on

  • Concert review: Portland Symphony Orchestra’s “Magic of Christmas”

    On opening night, the entertainment seemed in surround-sound, with a new act popping up every few minutes, all around Merrill Auditorium. Read on

  • Holiday Newsroom Sessions Flashback with Anna Lombard

    "Have Yourself a Very Anna Lombard Christmas" Read on

  • Concert Review: The Head and The Heart with PHOX at State Theatre

    Hatched in Seattle, The Head and The Heart have been around for about 5 years now and the enthusiastic State Theatre crowd greeted them like old friends as they took to the stage. 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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