Tag Archives: rural ghosts

Erik Neilson talks Rural Ghosts, City of Elms, and growing up on Portland music

I have been in touch with Erik Neilson for a couple of years now, and have followed the progression of his project Rural Ghosts for the same amount of time. Neilson’s enthusiasm for making music, and the local music community at large, is infectious. He released his newest album, City of Elms, earlier this month, […]

HillyTown’s Bryan Bruchman talks about Portland bands, Maine music, and BTR Hear & There: Maine

I have known Bryan Bruchman for a number of years, both as a friend and as I guy I admire for being smart, arty, musically inclined and an all around good dude. Among many, many other things, he is the force behind the Portland music blog¬†HillyTown.com, he has played in a number of bands, and […]

20 Portland Things For Which I am Thankful

Here are 20 Portland-y things I am thankful for. The Portland Public Library, YES Books, Longfellow Books, The Green Hand, Strange Maine, Casablanca Comics, and Coast City Comics for keeping us literate David Meiklejohn, Barry Dodd, Videoport (obviously) and the DIY film and video scene The wonderful, friendly, and beautiful staff folks at Local 188, […]

Portland Weekend Goings On, November 16th – 18th

Instead of making another comment on Twitter or Facebook about the Hostess liquidation, consider getting out of the house tonight and checking out: MEN at SPACE Gallery: Dude, definitely check this out. For some reason I was working at this awesome electronic music magazine back in 2007, and while I knew pretty much nothing about […]

Portland Weekend Goings-On, October 5-7th (and a few local music suggestions)

These things are happening this weekend. Get out of the house and/or apartment and/or office and do some of them. My Picks: Feastland is a food/music/arts event I am all sorts of bummed I am not going to be able to make it to. Presented by SPACE Gallery, there will be seasonal food, site-specific art […]