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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:27

A conversation with Greg Lake

Written by Mike Dow

Rock legend talks music and autobiography

Having achieved success in the late 1960s as a member of King Crimson and throughout the 1970s as one third of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, one would think that Greg Lake's solo ventures might sound a bit like one or both of those progressive rock supergroups.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:12

Pugwash returning to Portland

Written by Mike Dow

Irish rock band to play Empire on Oct. 3

PORTLAND - Two years ago, I saw one of the greatest concerts of my life when Ireland's Pugwash played Portland's Empire during their first American tour. It was an unforgettable night.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:29

Paying tribute to The Band

Written by Mike Dow

Talking with The THE BAND Band

PORTLAND - The intimate stage of One Longfellow Square in Portland will host a celebration of the music of Bob Dylan and The Band on October 7, one featuring The THE BAND Band, an eight-piece tribute band specializing in true-to-form versions of the iconic rockers' oeuvre.

When he was a boy, Craig MacGregor - bass player for the band Foghat since 1975 - lived in Maine with his family; he has deep-seeded memories of massive snowfalls and chilly autumn days picking potatoes in Aroostook County.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 11:03

Fall releases in music Part II

Written by Mike Dow

The labels are bringing out the big guns this fall and expectations are high that some of their biggest selling artists will wrap the year on a high note. Here's our second installment of new fall releases from veteran music-makers.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:59

Talking 'Under the Influence' with Foghat drummer Roger Earl

Written by Mike Dow

(Note: This is part one of a two-part story. Part two will be an interview with longtime Foghat bassist (and former Maine resident) Craig MacGregor.)

'We've been practicing for about 50 years. It's about time we got it right,' laughed founding Foghat drummer Roger Earl, while discussing his band's just-released 17th studio album 'Under The Influence' (Foghat Records).

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 09:27

Fall releases in music Part I

Written by Mike Dow

A look ahead at autumn's new albums

It looks like a tuneful, fruitful autumn for music lovers, with expected releases from established artists and newcomers alike. This week, part one of our look at the some of the most highly anticipated new titles for fall 2016 from veteran music-makers.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 09:23

'Greetings from Bunezuela!'

Written by Mike Dow

An interview with rocker Bun E. Carlos

Fans held their breath at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in April of this year when the four original members of Cheap Trick, one of America's most beloved bands, took the stage for the first time in more than six years. It was a short-lived reunion - one that drummer Bun E. Carlos says may never happen again.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 10:31

An interview with Todd Rundgren

Written by Mike Dow

Long one of rock's most colorful and unpredictable figures, Todd Rundgren has carved a singular and unparalleled career in music.

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