Hollerfest at Strand Theatre

Nov 11, 2013

Rockland — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will host three New England bands-on-the-rise for one night of Hollerfest, featuring Toughcats with The Ghost of Paul Revere and Darlingside, Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

For 10 years now, the Toughcats power trio of banjo, resonator guitar and drums have been playing and performing their original garage rock-styled pop Americana across the nation. The musicians — Fox Islanders Jake Greenlaw, Colin Gulley and Joe Nelson — are known for their captivating high-energy live performances, intricate catchy melodies, driving rhythm and tight vocal harmonies.

The Ghost of Paul Revere is a holler folk band from Portland centered on the three-part harmonies of lifelong friends Max Davis, Sean McCarthy and Griffin Sherry. The band formed in 2011 with the addition of Matthew Baker and Matt Young. The trio are dedicated to writing powerful, stripped down music that is meant to be experienced live and intimately. Their 2012 debut album, “North,” recorded in Portsmouth, N.H., is available for download.

Under one roof in New England’s Pioneer Valley, string-rock quintet Darlingside came together with five songwriters, a mandolin, a cello and violin, guitars and drums, a chorus of voices and a van named Chauncey. Holed up in a home between a cornfield and the Connecticut River, they forged a seamless, exhilarating sound at the intersection of rock, classical and folk music. Darlingside recently released its debut full-length album, “Pilot Machine,” and currently is shaking rafters along the Eastern seaboard.

Tickets are $17, general admission. The Strand balcony and lobby bars will be open for those age 21 and older with a valid ID. This concert is sponsored by Maine Magazine. For more information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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