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    We will get to the music in a minute, but on the chance that someone doesn’t make it very far into this write up let’s just get to the important piece of the Rise Above Fest immediately: raising awareness about suicide and mental illness.  We can talk about it and throw around the startling statistics… Read more →

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    You never forget your first George Thorogood show, or your second, or even your third. Or your twenty-second, I suppose, if you make a career out of it.  Thorogood’s just that kind of performer, one of a kind.  For the folks gathered at Hampton Beach’s Casino Ballroom for the hot and steamy Thursday night show,… Read more →

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    Back in 1977, when Foreigner released their first album, I think it was on my turntable more than it wasn’t. Over the years I’ve seen and photographed the band many times and they never disappoint. Today,  you might say the band is at best, a great cover band as there is only one original member… Read more →

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    Bro Country – The End. C’est tout fini. All Done. I started this self-imposed challenge to figure out why people love Bro Country because I’m genuinely curious and hate missing out on fun, traits that explain a few “incidents” I can laugh about now and where the phrase “what Mum doesn’t know can’t hurt me”… Read more →

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    I hear a lot of people complaining about Facebook, saying people are wasting their time on it, and although much of that statement is true, there are still some great things about Facebook. Sure it’s a great place to reconnect with old school chums and maybe meet your future ex-wife, but it is also a… Read more →

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    Back in the day, in my neck of the Northern Maine Woods, when FM stations were The Place to get your music, Bryan Adams was a new rocker coming out of Canada.  “Hey, you’ve got to hear this guy.”  That was the buzz about his second album, You Want it, You Got It, released in… Read more →

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    Overlooking the Casco Bay, the Maine State Pier was the landing zone for a night of supreme Ska/Reggae/Punk music delivered by Slightly Stoopid. Following a killer performance by SOJA, Slightly Stoopid took to the stage at 8:00 p.m. to an audience primed for a full evening of singing, dancing, screaming, and, of course, smoking.  Keep… Read more →

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    For fans of rock, soul, and blues inspired jam bands, the Tedeschi Trucks “Wheels of Soul” lineup was sweet music to their ears on a particularly hot and sticky Maine summer evening at Bangor’s Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. As I am no aficionado of this genre, I will not insult the sensibilities of the diehards who… Read more →

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    Bro Country – Part Deux Luke Bryan’s “Kill the Lights” tour, his third performance in Bangor, Maine, caught Maine Music News on the tail end of a big weekend that included Daryl Hall & John Oates, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Hope Estey’s 50th birthday bash so we were dragging a bit when we showed up… Read more →

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