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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 09:10

Deep dives with John Lodge of The Moody Blues

Written by Mike Dow

John Lodge, bassist, vocalist, and composer for The Moody Blues, has provided the legendary English band with many of its most enduring songs, including ‘Ride My See-Saw,’ ‘House of Four Doors,’ ‘Eyes of a Child,’ ‘Isn’t Life Strange,’ ‘I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band),’ ‘Steppin’ in a Slide Zone,’ and ‘Talking out of Turn.’

Lodge, who last appeared in Maine with The Moody Blues in September 2011, at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium, is set to perform with his solo band at Aura in Portland, on Wednesday, November 1, as part of his ‘10,000 Light Years’ tour. 

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:51

The Doors finally release original singles mixes

Written by Mike Dow

“The Doors: The Singles” features material MIA for decades

BANGOR – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra has received a $25,000 grant from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation to support the Symphony’s efforts to move their operations to downtown Bangor and launch a mixed-use arts venue, the Bangor Arts Exchange.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:42

Talking YES, the Rock Hall and more with Rick Wakeman

Written by Mike Dow

When Chris Squire, king of progressive-rock bassists, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer in 2015, rock and roll lost one of its most innovative and gifted musicians. For Squire’s former band-mates in YES, it was not only a painful personal loss, but also a glaring reminder of their own mortality, according to the band’s iconic keyboardist, Rick Wakeman.

The next time you hear someone say “They don’t write country songs like that anymore,” tell them about Texas native Joel Thetford. 

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:56

‘A hui hu’ to Major Dude, Walter Becker

Written by Mike Dow

Becker and Fagan: two words synonymous with quality, hilarity, eclecticism, meticulousness and smart-aleck-ism of the highest order. 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 12:08

Foo Fighters, Allman, Amos lead new September releases

Written by Mike Dow

A farewell and a comeback are among the pack of new music releases being readied for September. 

BANGOR – Some beloved big band music is coming to Bangor courtesy of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The world-famous orchestra will be playing at Husson University's Gracie Theatre on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. 

Portland-based band An Overnight Low has released the third installment in bandleader Chad Walls’ musical-travel trilogy. 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:05

North Atlantic Blues Festival to rock Rockland

Written by Mike Dow

Beloved music festival marks its 24th year on July 15 & 16

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