Rock/pop Clubs by Night
Rock/Pop Club Directory
Rock/Pop Bands in Town
Jazz Clubs by Night
Jazz Club Directory
Jazz Bands in Town
Any local music fans ever read Bill Nemitz’s column in the Press Herald? Sorry, "Sibilance" staffers will try to ask less-stupid questions in the future. Anyhoo, close readers will notice that Nemitz’s Friday column featured a bitter Mike Faulkingham complaining about the gentrification of Willard Beach. We’d get behind that anyway, but scenesters should especially back Faulkingham, seeing as he’s the former frontman of Hawthorne, one of Portland’s more promising pop bands of the late ’90s through around 2001. Damn rich people.
Okay, "Sibilance" staffers have been doing their homework since last week and we’ve got a report on "ingénue" Chris Moulton (what genius had their thesaurus out last week, anyway?): He’s newly ensconced as the frontman of Cambiata, a relatively heavy band featuring former members of the Christian-core Barium who are mixing jazz time signatures with emo guitar tones and deliveries. We haven’t heard Moulton’s vocals yet, but the instrumental the band have up on their myspace page is pretty sick. Is it like nothing you’ve ever heard, as claimed by the band members? Well, not quite. Just about any of the Mike Patton projects are pretty similar. Check the band out opening up for Head Automatica, which combines Glassjaw’s Daryl Polumbo with the very busy Dan Nakamura (Gorrillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, etc.). That should give you another similar sound. Show’s at the Station, July 8.
Speaking of Cambiata, they’re managed by the relatively new Burning Baltimore, a team out of Portland (or maybe Farmingdale, it’s kind of hard to tell) who’ve also got Hallowell’s Radiation Year signed up, and who are doing Web development for Too Late the Hero and Cosades. They’ve got some skillz on the Web side, and they can also help out with merch through their Hopeless Clothing line. Check www.burningbaltimore.com and www.hopelessclothing.com for more details. The attention to design, especially, separates Burning Baltimore. Great color palette.
Also along these Baltimore lines (lots of the same people), check out www.capturetheflagzine.com. It’s a "self-published, online, indie zine," that launched July 1 (theoretically) and is run by Richard Fortin and Zack Sears. Looks like there will be lots of local music coverage, photography, and general arts critiques. Oh, probably many first-person philosophical-type essays and such.
Further related to the above three items is the creation of Second Verse Artist Management. The guy who runs it, John Humeniuk, writes for Capture the Flag, and they’re only apparent client is Chris Moulton’s now-defunct Why Hello. Hit them up on myspace, they need bands. To quote: We are in this because we care about the music and making sure that it finds its way to people looking for good music.
Report from the next generation: Jerks of Grass banjo/fiddle/dobro player Carter Logan has an eight-year-old daughter Sarah you better be watching out for. Over the June 25 weekend, little Logan, accompanied by her father on guitar, ripped through three tunes in the Starks (NH) Fiddlers Contest, and not only took home 3rd place in the under-12 division, but also captured the judges’ selection Best of Show, which probably has something to do with her performance of "Old Joe Clark" at "Jerk speed."
Issue Date: July 8 - 14, 2005
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