The Casual Concert Experience with Kurt Vile and the Violators

As the people who are closest to me (and the people who have casually met me once or twice) know, live music and concerts are a huge part of my life. Going to see a band is always special, always wonderful, and simply never gets old– at least it hasn’t in the 12 years between my first concert and today. I don’t like to miss … Continue reading The Casual Concert Experience with Kurt Vile and the Violators

Summer Solstice with Khruangbin and Kikagaku Moyo

Stroke of luck after stroke of luck hit me on the summer solstice this year- hopefully leading to good luck for the rest of my season (and I think I deserve a little bit of luck, Mr. Universe). The first lucky occurence– one of my best friends arrived in the Midcoast for her summer tenure at the company we both work for. Second, I was … Continue reading Summer Solstice with Khruangbin and Kikagaku Moyo

The First Two Weeks of June

June has always been my favorite month– probably because of my birthday. But also because usually, Maine in June is a really magical time. It’s usually just beginning to feel warm, since Maine spring is often cold and rainy. Farmers markets are getting started, and people are breaking out their sun hats and getting ready to go upta camp. In the first two weeks of … Continue reading The First Two Weeks of June

The First Great Outdoors Adventures back in Maine

In returning to my home state, there was one thing in particular that I wanted to do better than I did my first 18 years living here– go outside. It was my summer in Maine’s Midcoast in 2018 that helped me discover this resource that I had missed out on during my first residency, and is one of the things that helped me decide that … Continue reading The First Great Outdoors Adventures back in Maine

Meat Puppets at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME

The summer between my sophomore and junior years of college, I was a recently-dumped, moody 20-year-old living alone in a strange city. Never has there been a better time to get into classic punk music. Listening almost exclusively to Devo is what I think brought me to the Meat Puppets, who have had a special place in my heart ever since I first heard a … Continue reading Meat Puppets at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME