Friday, September 24, 2010

CMJ Announcement!

The CMJ Music Marathon is five days of non-stop music featuring rising national talent rocking out across New York City. This year also marks the first-ever "Portland, Maine Official CMJ Showcase". On Saturday, October 23rd, 7 bands from Maine will play at Trash Bar in Brooklyn, NY. The show starts at 8 pm, the cover is $7 or free with a CMJ badge, and features Foam Castles, Marie Stella, The Class Machine, Dead Man’s Clothes, The Lucid, Holy Boys Danger Club, and Good Kids Sprouting Horns!. Open bar for the first hour and cheap drinks plus karaoke after the show.

If that wasn't enough, Portland's preeminent music blog, Hillytown, will also be presenting an unofficial day party in conjunction with New York's The Battering Room. This "Portland vs New York" showcase takes place on Friday, October 22nd at Park Slope's Rock Shop with Phantom Buffalo, Jesse Pilgrim, and Brenda representing Maine. They will square off against New Numbers, Mussels, and Milagres. Recent Maine-transplant/New York ex-pat Greg Jamie (o'Death, Blood Warrior) will straddle the divide.

Eternal Otter Records is thrilled to announce that we will be joining the list of sponsors for this event, which also includes SPACE Gallery and Maine Magazine.

You can do your part to support these historic showcases by donating to the "Maine Take New York - Send Our Musicians to CMJ" Kickstarter page here. Take the chance to find out more about the event, and check out some of the great gifts available with your donation.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Show to See: D Gross at One Longfellow Square

Nothing to do this Saturday night? Grab your jacket now and head over to see one of Portland's finest acts, D Gross! He's playing tonight (8 pm) at One Longfellow Square to celebrate the release of his new album, We Left the Roadside. You might have had the opportunity to catch D Gross playing with his usual wit and style at Blue or the sadly closing North Star Cafe, but this show is a rare opportunity to see the local bluesman lead a full band (who also helped record the album). A must see show! Dan Blakeslee and In Flight Safety open. Also, check out the D Gross/Samuel James split 7" single "First Train/George, the One Man Carnival", available from Eternal Otter Records here.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Show to See: The Dirty Dishes

The always beautiful and provocative Dirty Dishes perform tonight at SPACE. They present "Everything and the Kitchen Sink", a show sure to be good for both the mind and body. Shows at 7 PM and 10 PM. They will be joined by the musical styling of Over A Cardboard Sea, among other fine and feisty acts.

Check out Over A Cardboard Sea performing "Tiger Rag" at the Building of Song Festival:

cardBoardSeaTest from Matthew Fletcher on Vimeo.

Over A Cardboard Sea's 7" single ("Down in the Subway" b/w "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?") is available here from Eternal Otter Records.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TONIGHT: Dead Man's Clothes & Class Machine @ Port City Music Hall

One of my favorite bands in Portland, Dead Man's Clothes, will be playing Port City Music Hall's Two Series tonight, and you should go! Why, you ask?

A) Dead Man's Clothes is one of Portland's best live acts.
B) They will be joined by Belfast's the Class Machine, one of the best finds from Arootsakoostik.
C) The Two Series charges only a $2 cover and all beers are $2.

This show will rock your face off!

Check out Dead Man's Clothes performing at the Building of Song Festival (more footage from the Festival will be appearing soon):

testVideo DeadMansClothes from Matthew Fletcher on Vimeo.