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Monday, August 16th, 2010, 6:44 pm

KahBanged: OK Go and B.o.B wrap a big second year for KahBang Festival

Walking home early in the morning in downtown Bangor is usually a quiet experience, save perhaps for the occasional drunk or fire truck racing down Main Street. This past Sunday morning was different as people were still roaming the streets …

Saturday, August 14th, 2010, 5:35 pm

KahBang On: Zeek, The Gay Blades and The Biz disappears

Friday afternoon couldn’t have been a more gorgeous day in Bangor, and on the sunny banks of the Penobscot River the main stage of the 2nd KahBang Music Festival opened its gates to crowds of fans. The diverse line-up featured …

Thursday, August 12th, 2010, 5:08 pm

KahBang On: Blood into Wine and pre-gaming with Queen City and Cabin

With five of the eight days of the KahBang festival now in the books the town of Bangor is readying itself for an onslaught of more music, movies, and art. The festival schedule slowed down this week with the conclusion …

Monday, August 9th, 2010, 4:55 pm

KahBang On: Red Riding Trilogy comes to River City

As the first weekend of the KahBang festival came to an end, all of the focus shifted to the Bangor Opera House, where last night the first film in the critically-acclaimed “Red Riding Trilogy” was shown. The films were added …

Sunday, August 8th, 2010, 3:57 pm

KahBang On: Getting up close with filmmakers

If day one of KahBang showed how much the festival has grown over last year’s version, day two showed how diverse programming and scheduling can both help and hinder an event. Saturday was a busy day for the film portion of …

Friday, July 16th, 2010, 3:25 pm

Signal Watch: Obamas on vacay, Thievery Corporation on the pier and Steamer the Clam

Summer can be a beautiful, if not odd time in Maine. If it’s not a president coming to town, it’s a president going all Miami Vice with one of his boats on a Maine beach. And then there’s the terrifying …

Thursday, July 15th, 2010, 12:13 pm

‘The Dirty Lew’

The Sun Journal’s Mark LaFlamme wrote up a delightfully tardy article on “The Dirty Lew,” a 2008 YouTube video from Auburn-resident and Lewiston-lampooner Thomas “Bummah” Gurney. In the LaFlamme interview, Gurney credits the “mint green apartments,” and infamously ghetto “tree …

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010, 8:11 am

Immigrant family still uncovering Maine life

For Lamees Hanna, living in Hampden is like inhabiting a world of contradictions. Although Hanna, an Iraqi-born mother of two, has lived in the United States for 29 years, she still grapples with the process of acculturating to life in …

Monday, July 5th, 2010, 3:23 pm

Slideshow: Nateva Festival

Saturday at Nateva was a dream lineup for “indie” music fans, with a stacked lineup including Grizzly Bear, She & Him, and the Flaming Lips in the midst of electronic/dance acts (STS9 were wholly responsible for turning it into a …

Sunday, July 4th, 2010, 6:29 am

A Munjoy independence

If you sniff the air around Portland’s East End these days you’ll smell something other than sewage. (Sorry East Enders, it’s a real thing.) You’ll smell the crisp scent of Freedom. It’s because this time of year Munjoy Hill becomes …