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    The day was just about perfect for an outdoor concert – not too hot, not too cold, and not raining like the last show I shot here – and by the way the audience filed in, I wasn’t the only one who noticed the beautiful weather. This was another show with an early start, and… Read more →

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    The weather was clear as I parked my car and made my way down to the pier but within a half hour of being there storm clouds were threatening. By the time the first act, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, came on stage, the rain was upon us, sometimes in a drizzle, sometimes in… Read more →

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    The first time I heard Fishbone was the fall of 1989. My younger brother used to mention their name here and there but it wasn’t until a trip to Colorado to visit my little bro that I actually heard them. There, stuck in a car as we drove from Boulder to Durango, I heard the… Read more →

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    Gov’t Mule and Blackberry Smoke ‘Smokin Mule Tour 2016’ – Maine State Pier – August 11th, 2016 Blackberry Smoke [See image gallery at www.mainemusicnews.com] Gov’t Mule [See image gallery at www.mainemusicnews.com]

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    In 1975, a world where the majority of you were not even a twinkle in your Daddy’s eye, I asked my Mom if I could go to a KISS concert. The answer was a resounding NO because I was too young. Granted I was only 13, but her house, her rules and all that. I… Read more →

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    I remember back in the 80s when I was a “Metal Kid” – I Ate, Slept, Breathed Heavy Metal – and to me everything else sucked. If you made fun of Metal, I was gonna fight you. Ha ha. My brother, a year younger and with a bit larger spectrum in music genres, told me… Read more →

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    When you have arguably the most famous progressive rock band in the world, you are going to have tribute bands and Pink Floyd has a few. This was my first time seeing The Australian Pink Floyd Show, and I have mixed emotions about it. It’s hard not to compare bands when you’ve seen another similar… Read more →

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    Anyone complaining that the 2016 Waterfront summer concert series lacked variety is just looking for something to complain about.  Bangor’s Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion has been ripe with performances spanning from country to classic rock to metal this year, and smack in the middle was Rob Thomas and Counting Crows, in some ways a stand out… Read more →

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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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