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  • Published
    May 24, 2017

    Women Who Rock takes over Threshers

    Necessary Music Productions hosts its inaugural Badass Women Who Rock Concert Saturday, June 3, at the Threshers Brewing Co. in the Sprowl Lumber complex at 22 Main St./Route 131. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the event, which features four bands that live up to its moniker — Knox County 's multi-faceted singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Vicky Andres & Life Itself; Waldo County's alt-folk sirens Sugarbush ...

  • Published
    May 24, 2017

    Nicole lays down the blues bass

    The Monday Night Blues series continues June 5 with a 7 to 10 p.m. concert by the Danielle Nicole Band in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $15 at the door. Danielle Nicole (Schnebelen) is a Blues Music Award winner (Best Instrumentalist-Bass) and fronting her own band, after more than a dozen years in the acclaimed family band Trampled Under Foot. The singer/songwriter comes ...

  • Published
    May 23, 2017

    Ukes return to Steamboat Landing

    The annual gathering of ukulele enthusiasts that began in 2014 as the Belfast Ukulele Picnic hits its fourth year as the Belfast Ukulele Fest. Whatever you call it, it runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Steamboat Landing, on the waterfront, with workshops in the adjacent Belfast Boathouse. Admission is $5 at the gate, and workshops are $15 each; workshop tickets can be purchased in advance at brownpapertickets.com. ...

  • Published
    May 23, 2017

    Rites of Summer dance parties June 2 and 3

    The “That Little Town Rocks” Rites of Summer series of dance parties at the Blue Goose Dance Center on Route 1 concludes with a one-two punch of infectious live dance music Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Both nights of rocking blues, jump, jive and swing music will be augmented by special guest artist “Sax” Gordon Beadle. On Friday, he’ll take the stage with Sugar Ray and the ...

  • Published
    May 19, 2017

    Songwriters Sessions conclude with Coffeehouse

    The songwriters of the Camden Public Library’s Songwriters Sessions are ready to perform their new work at the annual Songwriters Coffeehouse. The annual coffeehouse concert will take place Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at the downtown library. Suggested donation at the door will be $5. The group has been working together all winter to produce original work that spans styles from blues to singer/songwriter, choral ...

  • Published
    May 18, 2017

    Tickets on sale for MCC’s ‘Lift Us Up’

    Midcoast Community Chorus will present its annual benefit spring concert, “Lift Us Up,” Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. in the Strom Auditorium of Camden Hills Regional High School, off Route 90. Many concerts have sold out quickly in the past, so early ticket purchase is encouraged. The chorus will perform music of different styles and cultures for audiences of all ages under the direction of Steven Weston, interim ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2017

    Donahue, Makins and a surprise

    On Memorial Day weekend Sunday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m., the Sail, Power and Steam Museum will welcome back Gabriel Donohue, joined by Marian Makins and surprise guest Joanie Madden, leader of Cherish the Ladies. Donahue is an Irish-born multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter based in Philadelphia. He performs mostly on guitar and piano, but also plays many more instruments, from bouzouki/mandolin to Irish and ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2017

    Blues, rock, trad and jazz

    Rock City Café, 316 Main St., will fill with music over the holiday weekend. The live tunes will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27. Vicky Andres & Life Itself is a local power trio led by guitarist, singer and songwriter Andres and featuring bass player-plus Max McFarland; and drummer par excellence Jason Dean. They promise edgy, energetic and positive music, fitting somewhere among alternati...

  • Published
    May 16, 2017

    Southern rock for Music After Hours

    K2 Music’s monthly Music After Hours event Friday, May 26, will be a Southern Rock Night. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and dive into the genre in acoustic and low-volume electric jam. The free evening of jamming — listeners most welcome — includes refreshments. Chairs and music stands will be provided. K2 Music is in Renys Plaza, Elm Street/Route 1. Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. ...

  • Published
    May 16, 2017

    Acid blues for the 21st century

    The Monday Night Blues series continues May 29 with a 7 to 10 p.m. concert by Bees Deluxe in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $10 at the door. Bees Deluxe is a full-tilt, acid blues/funk/rock collective comprised of Boston-based musicians. Their repertoire includes floorboard-stomping originals and 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s covers from Little Feat, The Meters, Billie Holiday, ...

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