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State of the State: Spose, the Mallett Brothers and many more discuss The State Theater

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Kyle Poissonnier, the sweet, enthusiastic, muscle-bound organizer of the upcoming State of the State II, invited me to sit in on an event production meeting a couple of weeks back. The event, which takes place at The State Theater on July 11th, is a much anticipated followup to last year’s nearly sold out event. The […]

Straddling Class: Feeling out of place while in between classes

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My friend Shay told me that it sounds to her like I am a class straddler. I explained that I was incredibly uncomfortable while in the crowd at The Moth Mainstage event at The State Theater. (The Moth, for the uninitiated, is a live storytelling event, recorded versions of which air on MPBN Radio.) MPBN […]

Interview: On the road with punk, drugs, human nature, and EDM

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I had the great pleasure of interviewing Selena Rox about her time behind the scenes of some of the biggest punk shows in the world. We discussed many of the things she learned about people, music, drugs and popular culture while back stage at The Warped Tour and traveling with EDM act GRiZ. Selena is […]

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy at One Longfellow Sq: Lot’s of talent, lots of cell phones

I just ran this as a Missed Connections ad, though I am sure it will be flagged and removed shortly. Language Warning: In the immortal words of my father, I am yelling and swearing so much because I love you. When Will Oldham asked for requests from the audience at the amazing Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy […]

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach loves Portland, Maine, apparently.

Video: The Black Keys play Everlasting Light as an encore at their 2012 Portland, Maine show. My friend and fellow-BDNer Whit Richardson emailed to let me know that Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys is super into Portland, Maine: Auerbach told Rolling Stone that the band’s best show in 10 years took place in Portland […]

Casey McCurry on Sunset Hearts, digital music and more

Casey McCurry is as smart and sensitive as he is talented, and I have always liked him a great deal. That his band, Sunset Hearts, is one of my favorite local bands doesn’t hurt this perception. He also appeared in the Westbrook episode of Food Coma TV, the web series I produced last year.  Sunset […]