Music (253)

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:27

Heavy hitters dominate new music in June

Written by Mike Dow

Big names lead the new music pack for summer 2017, with many titles set to coincide with the season’s heavy touring schedule. Here’s a sneak peek at some of June’s most eagerly-awaited releases.

Unpublished excerpts from our 2012 interview with the late rocker

There were a few things in Gregg Allman’s life that he could always count on – music, his family, his friends, his fans, and somewhere in there – his voice. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:17

More 90s nostalgia at the Cross Center

Written by Allen Adams

Hitting up “I Love the 90s - The Party Continues” 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:12

Penobscot Music Festival returns

Written by Mike Dow

Fourth annual festival set for May 28 at new venue

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:52

Don McLean talks ‘American Pie’ and Buddy Holly

Written by Mike Dow

In late March of this year, Don McLean’s iconic song “American Pie” was selected for preservation by the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress “because of its cultural, artistic and historical importance to American society and the nation’s audio heritage.”

“This ain’t your mama’s solo Chris Ross record,” Ross told me last week of “Over Lonesome,” the second album recorded by Chris Ross & the North.  The disc is set for release on June 2 and will coincide with an album release concert scheduled for that evening at Bar Harbor’s historic Criterion Theatre.  

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:50

The voice of Toto returns

Written by Mike Dow

Singer Bobby Kimball issues sixth solo album

After nearly four decades as a band, Loverboy lead singer Mike Reno says the group is taking a DIY approach to getting their music to fans. Instead of relying on record companies, Loverboy is releasing a new song each month for free through their website. The latest is “Stop the Rain” and it’s accompanied by a fan-produced video that is out of this world. Mike Reno checked in last week to discuss the present, past and future of Loverboy. 

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:16

Phish rip it up on ‘St Louis ‘93’

Written by Mike Dow

Still wondering what the fuss is about regarding Phish? The band’s newly issued six-CD box set “St. Louis ’93” explains it as well as anything. The collection comprises two complete concerts, performed four months apart, at the 1,700-seat capacity American Theater in St. Louis. 

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