Archive for Maine
If you’re ever stuck in a snowbank for 2 hours with access to all of your music (like I was this snowy April morning) this is a pretty fitting score. Think lo-fi, hollow, winter folk with a touch of passive anticipation…
Flatsound: They’ll like me when I’m sick
Radical Face: Homesick
Woods: Ring Me To Sleep
Bon Iver: Re:Stacks
Laura Marling: Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)
Low Anthem: This God Damn House
Ramona Cordova: Chesser
Bedhead: Losing Memories
Red House Painters: Katy Song
Iron and Wine: Trapeze Swinger
Shearwater: My Good Deed
Palace Brothers: Meaulnes
Coconut Records: This Old Machine
Songs: Ohia : Just Be Simple
Peter and the Wolf: Red Sun
Gregory and the Hawk: Boats and Birds
Adem: Long Drive Home
Pedro the Lion: The Longest Winter
And at the moment of celebration when AAA arrives…
Neutral Milk Hotel: Holland, 1945
Enjoy these photos courtesy of Liana Blum of WRBC’s Fall Concert!
In honor of their show tonight (9 PM at the Benjamin Mays Center, Bates College), we’d like to point you in the direction of the Time Travelers’ self-released EP, Bed of Roses, which you can pick up over at Bandcamp. The Time Travelers are a 4-piece band comprised of Bates College seniors, reunited after a one-year break during which members were scattered across the globe. If you’re not too busy, you might also find the time to like them on Facebook.
September 9th, 2010 • Concert Calendar, Maine, News
Tags: concerts, dark dark dark, deerhoof, doomtree, Dr. Dog, free energy, high on fire, japanther, josh ritter, lady lamb the beekeeper, land of talk, mastodon, mates of state, matt & kim, michael franti & spearhead, murder by death, my morning jacket, ok go, screaming females, state radio, suuns, the books, The Hold Steady, the low anthem, woods, xiu xiu, yonder mountain string band
Welcome to another year of faithful blogging here at WRBC’s Monkey Blog. We’ve updated our calendar to include these wonderful events happening in the next few months.
Update your planners and keep checking back to The Monkey Blog for more updates!
September 15: Woods – SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME.
September 23: The Books – University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.
September 24: Mates of State – SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME.
September 24: Mastodon – Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME. (21+)
September 27: Japanther & Screaming Females – SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME.
September 30: Murder By Death – SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME.
October 11: Deerhoof & Xiu Xiu – SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME.
October 12: Free Energy – SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME.
October 15: My Morning Jacket – State Theatre, Portland, ME.
October 16: moe. – State Theatre, Portland, ME.
October 18: Dark Dark Dark – SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME.
October 19: The Hold Steady – Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME. (21+)
October 20: OK GO – Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME. (21+)
October 21: High on Fire – Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME. (21+)
October 22: Yonder Mountain String Band – Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME. (21+)
October 22: Josh Ritter & The Low Anthem – State Theatre, Portland, ME.
October 27: Guster – State Theatre, Portland, ME.
October 29: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper – SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME.
November 2: Land of Talk & Suuns – SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME.
November 3: Matt & Kim – Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME. (21+)
November 6: Michael Franti & Spearhead – State Theatre, Portland, ME.
November 27: State Radio – State Theatre, Portland, ME.
November 28: Doomtree – SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME.
If you know of any fun or interesting concerts going on close to Bates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll add it to the list.
DR. DOG is coming to Bates College for WRBC’s first big show this fall.
Come see the FREE concert September 25 on the Library Quad, brought to you by WRBC 91.5 FM and CHC.
The mini music fest will begin in the early afternoon and will end by 9 PM. Bates’ own Time Travelers will kick off the event, followed by opener Delicate Steve.
Dr. Dog’s latest album, “Shame, Shame,” has been wildly well-received. Pitchfork hailed the work “arguably the band’s finest moment,” and music critic Doug Wallen categorized their sound as “a little folk, blues, indie rock, soul, bluegrass—and a whole lot of down-home harmonizing. It conjures images of old friends sitting on a porch swapping instruments and just letting the tape recorder run.”
Mark your calenders and get psyched for an epic start to the year!
Listen to Dr. Dog: www.myspace.com/drdog
Listen to Delicate Steve: http://www.myspace.com/delicatesteve
As far as I am concerned, Bates is fortunate to be located in the state of Maine for a variety of reasons. Among these are easy access to the mountains and the ocean, really fantastic sushi, friendly people and ample Poland Spring Water. Of course, Maine has long been a bastion of great folk music as well, and, emblematic of this scene, which has produced, among others, Ray LaMontagne, is a new band out of Maine’s city of ships, Bath.
Yellow Roman Candles is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Aaron Morse, and based on their first release, If It’s Right, there is a sense that this band could really make a run at achieving a certain level of national notoriety. The album certainly has shades of LaMontagne’s earlier work. Its gritty and working-class sensibilities leave the listener transported to perhaps a greater understanding of the plight of much of middle America. Read more »
Bates sophomore Jonathan Aprea did a stellar job with the minimalist, asymmetrical layout and crafty presentation. The finished product is refreshingly simple and artistic. Lily Joslin, Sara Sinicropi-Yao, and Monkey Blog rock editor Charles Thaxton selected an eclectic group of photographs that represent the underground talent that exists within the Bates student body well. Read more »
Editor’s Note: This article was originally written for The Bates Student, and was published in that publication on March 9, 2010.
Music lovers of Bates turned out in distinct droves and waves on Friday night, March 5th for a WRBC-sponsored event at The Benjamin Mayes Center. The concert was much promoted by the campus radio station, in an effort to get students listening and excited for these up and coming groups.
The artists, who fall under the blog-spun catch-all genre “chillwave” all actually sounded pretty distinct. Each group brought a distinct and enjoyable sound to students who were clearly very excited to dance and enjoy what the bands had to offer. Read more »
The time has arrived to come clean about WRBCs favorite mascot. Long absent from concerts, trivia night and the front porch of Wilson House, many of you have probably been wondering what could have possibly happened to our very own 12 x 8-foot paper maché mask. After many months of internal deliberation, I have determined that the only way to properly honor this elusive member of WRBCs ever expanding mascot collection is to pay tribute to its integral role as a full-fledged member of the radio station from 2008 to 2009.
Tonight in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College will be a concert of seemingly epic proportions, especially if you are a fan of the increasingly popular “chillwave” genre. The concert begins at 9:30 PM and features the musical stylings of the following performers:
Toro y Moi