Music (317)

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

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 09:46

‘Runnin’ with the Devil’ … and with Van Halen

Written by Mike Dow

Band’s former manager reveals all in shocking new book

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Unpublished excerpts from our 2012 interview with the late rocker

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