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Tedeschi Trucks Band “Wheels of Soul 2016” with Los Lobos and North Mississippi Allstars – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, July 15, 2016

For fans of rock, soul, and blues inspired jam bands, the Tedeschi Trucks “Wheels of Soul” lineup was sweet music to their ears on a particularly hot and sticky Maine summer evening at Bangor’s Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. As I am no aficionado of this genre, I will not insult the sensibilities of the diehards who came out to enjoy... Read more →
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Luke Bryan “Kill the Lights” tour with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine, July 17th, 2016

Bro Country – Part Deux Luke Bryan’s “Kill the Lights” tour, his third performance in Bangor, Maine, caught Maine Music News on the tail end of a big weekend that included Daryl Hall & John Oates, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Hope Estey’s 50th birthday bash so we were dragging a bit when we showed up at Darling’s Waterfront... Read more →
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Barenaked Ladies, O.M.D., Howard Jones – Maine State Pier, Portland, Maine, June 24th, 2016

As we all know, in the 60’s the first British musical invasion hit, and if we think about it there were many more to follow that laid down the core of British hard rock as well as heavy metal with Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Not to be outdone, we also benefited by the synthpop invasion that included Howard Jones and Orchestral Maneuvers... Read more →
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Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, and Tesla – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine June 25th, 2016

Well, well, well, it is a beautiful thing, and as Joe Elliot sings, ‘Let it rock, let it roll, let it go...’ Bangor’s own Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion was packed clear to that pretty new fence Friday night when three of the biggest selling, and most beloved, rock and roll bands of the 1980s – Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, and Tesla... Read more →
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Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, and Kane Brown – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, June 23rd, 2016

Bro Country – Part One Never let it be said that I am unwilling to try new things. When the Machias Savings Bank Summer Concert Series lineup was announced and it was loaded with popular country artists, I knew it was time for me to stop being a country music crank and start figuring out what makes the crowds go nuts for this music. This... Read more →
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Journey, The Doobie Brothers, and Dave Mason – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine, June 22, 2016

In case anyone was wondering - that’s what it looks and sounds like when 7000plus happy fans fill the air space over Bangor, Maine singing every single word to Journey’s irrepressible favorite, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”  I think this may be a Guinness World Record idea, but I’ll leave that up to the folks at Waterfront Concerts... Read more →