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Damnationland 2014: The Way Life Should Bleed
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Damnationland 2014: The Way Life Should Bleed
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Tues Oct 21 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Oct 22 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Oct 23 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Oct 24 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Oct 25 | 2pm
Sun Oct 26 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Damnationland presents genre-defying original works from Maine filmmakers that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories. Now in its fifth year, the... Read More

Damnationland presents genre-defying original works from Maine filmmakers that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories. Now in its fifth year, the Damnationland 2014 program will feature world premieres of six short films produced in Maine by Mainers especially for the Halloween season. These are dark, surreal, and fantastic pieces, and they offer film fans an excellent sampling of the talent producing independent film in Maine today.


Sui Generis — directed by Jenny Anastasoff for Dark Farm Films
SYNOPSIS: coming soon


Driver’s Seat — directed by Jason M. Bosch for Red Stallion Media
SYNOPSIS: In the back country roads of Maine, a woman spots a car accident. She stops to help the victim, but quickly discovers that he was involved in more than a mere fender bender.
WATCH: this thrilling music video directed by Jason M. Bosch


Dark — directed by Ranin Brown for Brothers Brown
SYNOPSIS: A man deals with his demons in this unsettling mood piece starring Erik Moody.
WATCH: this awkward short film directed by Ranin Brown


On a Country Road — directed by Barry Dodd
SYNOPSIS: coming soon
WATCH: the Indiegogo video for On a Country Road


Tickle — directed by Corey Norman for Bonfire Films
SYNOPSIS: We all know how 80s horror movies start: a babysitter and a little boy alone in a house. When things go bump in the night, are they the imagination of a scared little boy, or is someone—or some thing—in the house with them?
WATCH: the Kickstarter video for Tickle


Anima Sola — directed by Tom Wyatt for Tasty Dude Films
SYNOPSIS: A lonesome soul attempts to discover how to escape his mind hell.
WATCH: the Kickstarter video for Anima Sola


interstitial vignettes — directed by Through the Door Productions
SYNOPSIS: coming soon

 


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Live in the Lounge with Aeterna
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Live in the Lounge with Aeterna
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Wed Oct 22 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be... Read More

Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Pigbee, Micromasse, and Tyler Stanley's Native Isles. We invite you to come in, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy yourself.

 

AETERNA TRIO

Original music, classical crossover, and beloved themes from all over the world - re-imagined and reinvented in real-time. Featuring Ben Birkbeck, Andy Happel and Devon Colella.


Hollow Body Electric
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Hollow Body Electric
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Sat Oct 25 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Hollow Body Electric is one of the region’s most accomplished and creative musical groups. The band features Johannah Harkness on keyboards, Tom Masucci on drums,... Read More

Hollow Body Electric is one of the region’s most accomplished and creative musical groups. The band features Johannah Harkness on keyboards, Tom Masucci on drums, Sheldon Bird on bass, and Peter Alexander on guitars and lead vocals. All four members sing, giving rise to a lot of three and four-part harmonies. Harkness and Bird also take the lead vocal on a number of songs, providing a rich mix of sounds in a classic rock mode.


This is one band that is not afraid to take on social and political causes. Alexander has gained recognition as the author and performer of “Begging for Change—The Healthcare Blues,” which Amy Goodman has featured numerous times on her nationally-syndicated Democracy Now television and radio program. His ‘We’ve Got to Change This World’ has been adopted by many in the Occupy Wall Street movement as an anthem celebrating the “Ninety-nine Percent.”


Hollow Body Electric's upcoming CD will feature several other songs with strong environmental and social justice messages. “We’re living in challenging times,” says Alexander, “And we can’t turn our backs on all the troubles this world is facing. We would like our music to be a part of the soundtrack for a better world.”

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Pump
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Pump
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Tues Oct 28 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Oct 29 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Oct 30 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Nov 1 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun Nov 2 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell Starring Elon Musk, Luiz ‘Lula’ da Silva, Ashley Elisabeth Cox English Rated PG PUMP... Read More

Directed by Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Starring Elon Musk, Luiz ‘Lula’ da Silva, Ashley Elisabeth Cox
English
Rated PG

PUMP is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it – and finally win choice at the pump. Today oil is our only option of transportation fuel at the pump. Our exclusive use of it has drained our wallets, increased air pollution and sent our sons and daughters to war in faraway lands. PUMP shows us how through the use of a variety of replacement fuels, we will be able to fill up our cars – cheaper, cleaner and American made – and in the process, create more jobs for a stronger, healthier economy. The film features notable experts such as John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil US; Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors; Peter Goldmark, former president of the Rockefeller Foundation; and other noteworthy figures who share their passionate views and knowledge. Right now we have the ability to change our country’s future, but we never knew it. Aren’t we tired of being taken for a ride? PUMP is the movie that could change that.

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Live in the Lounge with Native Isles
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Live in the Lounge with Native Isles
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Wed October 29 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be... Read More

Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Pigbee, Micromasse, and Tyler Stanley's Native Isles. We invite you to come in, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy yourself.

 

NATIVE ISLES (keyboards, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals)
A brother and sister duo, Tyler and Emma grew up in Bar Harbor, Maine but have spent most of their years since childhood in different areas.


Tyler, in Portland and now a resident of Brunswick, has been a member of the Portland based funk/soul band, Sly - Chi for over 10 years. As well, he has been involved in a number of local projects that have had national recognition such as Gypsy Tailwind and Jacob Augustine. Most recently he played at Sundance International Film Festival with The Pete Kilpatrick Band backing John Popper of Blues Traveler.


Emma, after graduating from The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, has done three tours with the Broadway Musical, Spamalot, playing in the orchestra. She also was a musical performer at the 2010 Junior Olympics in Singapore. Emma now resides in Portland, Maine and plays with The Fogcutters Big Band.


As a duo they perform original material, “standards,” and their own arrangements of modern tunes.


HALLOWEEN SPECIAL FILM: Let The Right One In
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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL FILM: Let The Right One In
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Fri Oct 31 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm | Buy Tickets

Summary: Directed by Tomas Alfredson In Swedish with English subtitles 1 hr 54 mins, rated R A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year old Oskar is regularly... Read More

Directed by Tomas Alfredson
In Swedish with English subtitles
1 hr 54 mins, rated R

A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy’s wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn’t seem affected by the freezing temperatures. It doesn’t take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire. But by now a subtle romance has blossomed between Oskar and Eli, and she gives him the strength to fight back against his aggressors. Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves friendship, rejection and loyalty into a disturbing and darkly atmospheric, yet poetic and unexpectedly tender tableau of adolescence.

“A spectacularly moving and elegant film that is, at this point, the best movie of the year.” –Washington Post “Discriminating horror-movie fans rejoice – this is the finest horror picture in years. Remarkable, as raw and frightening as it is tender and intelligent.” –Boston Phoenix

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Songwriters in the Round
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Songwriters in the Round
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Wed Nov 5 | 7pm | $10 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Lisa Redfern brings three talented Maine songwriters to perform in an intimate, unplugged setting in Frontier's theatre for an evening of compelling songs and... Read More

Lisa Redfern brings three talented Maine songwriters to perform in an intimate, unplugged setting in Frontier's theatre for an evening of compelling songs and stories. For this concert, Lisa invites Dave Dersham, Jenny Van West, and Stan Davis to join her.


Lisa Redfern
Lisa is an award-winning singer-songwriter who just released her 10th solo recording (8th CD). This newest, “Once in a While”, swings with 12 of Lisa’s favorite jazz standards, accompanied by 6 piece jazz band. Lisa blends her roots in all forms of Americana and Roots music to create something unmistakably her own. For over 25 years, Lisa has brought joy and comfort to listeners of all ages. Livingston Taylor said of Lisa (after she opened for him), “Wow, I haven’t heard a voice like yours in 30 years. You sound like the original women of folk.” To order cds go to www.lisaredfern.com


Dave Dersham
Dave was born in Oregon's Willamette Valley and spent his formative years in Western Massachusetts. Dave addressed his muse and settled into the Cambridge folk scene, playing shows at Club Passim, the Can-Tab Lounge, and the Nameless Coffeehouse. His first CD, "The Burn of Summer," enjoyed regular airplay on Folk Radio's WUMB and on numerous college stations. The songs also received selection for Mountain Stage's new artist contest.  His second CD, "Gilding the Lilies," was released in 2011 and was promoted internationally. Currently, Dave is working on a new CD, to be released sometime next year.


Jenny Van West
Jenny Van West's original songs hit with passion and humor on the many facets of human vulnerability, and are delivered with potent stage presence and vocal horsepower listeners have compared to Alison Krauss and Emmy Lou Harris. Her loves of roots country, blues, gospel, and traditional fiddle styles pervade her vocal and instrumental work and have earned her TV and radio appearances. As a vocalist, songwriter, fiddle player and rhythm guitarist, performing solo and in collaboration, she has been honing her craft for many years. She lives in Portland, Maine and is currently working on her first album to be released in 2014


Stan Davis
Stan Davis writes songs about love, inspiration, doubt, and redemption from a small Maine town. His guitar playing ranges from the blues to folk song, from modal tunings to suspended chording. Performances mix storytelling, rhythmic finger style guitar, and songs that mix the personal with the universal. Stan’s new CD of original music, Step To The Music You Hear, will be released this November.


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A Health Care Town Hall Meeting: When Less is More - Curing the Epidemic of Medical Overtreatment
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A Health Care Town Hall Meeting: When Less is More - Curing the Epidemic of Medical Overtreatment
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Thurs Nov 6 | 5pm | Free with registration: Register here

Summary: We in the U.S. waste $210 billion annually on unnecessary medical treatments and tests. Journalist and health policy expert Shannon Brownlee tracks this epidemic of... Read More

We in the U.S. waste $210 billion annually on unnecessary medical treatments and tests. Journalist and health policy expert Shannon Brownlee tracks this epidemic of overtreatment, reveals its causes and consequences and offers solutions in her book Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer. Join Shannon and a panel of local health care providers and consumers for a spirited discussion of her book and the issues it raises.


Attend in person or via live webstream. Please register for details.


Brought to you by Maine Quality Counts and made possible through funding from the State Innovation Model Initiative.


TEDxDirigo: Mavericks and Misfits
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TEDxDirigo: Mavericks and Misfits
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Frontier will be closed on November 9th for the TEDxDirigo event | For information/invitation requests regarding the event, please visit the TEDxDirigo website here

Summary: Whether one is a “maverick” or a “misfit” is a matter of perspective. Is it positive or negative to be called a maverick? Is being a misfit a liability or an... Read More

Whether one is a “maverick” or a “misfit” is a matter of perspective. Is it positive or negative to be called a maverick? Is being a misfit a liability or an asset? At the 2014 TEDxDirigo conference, one thing that our speakers (and attendees) have in common is courage— the guts to make their own paths and pursue their individual obsessions.


Mavericks & Misfits will offer social, environmental and economic ideas from Mainers who are making an impact in the state and beyond. After five years of fall events, we know that when you gather mavericks and misfits together, extraordinary things can happen.


Maine Family Planning presents MONICA SIMPSON  			of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
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Maine Family Planning presents MONICA SIMPSON of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
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Tues Nov 11 | 7:30pm | Limited seating
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Summary: As Executive Director of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, Monica Simpson is a nationally recognized facilitator, organizer, and speaker... Read More

As Executive Director of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, Monica Simpson is a nationally recognized facilitator, organizer, and speaker in the reproductive justice field. A native of North Carolina and proud graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, one of the country's historic black universities, Monica came out as a same-gender loving woman while attending undergrad. After graduation, as the Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Community Center’s Operations Director, Monica was the first person of color hired there. In 2005 she became the Ujamaa Coordinator for Grassroots Leadership, training young African Americans in philanthropy, fundraising, and activism. Monica moved to Atlanta, GA to work with SisterSong in 2010.


Reproductive justice considers not just access to reproductive health care, but considers all aspects of women and teens’ reproductive lives. In addition to supporting the right to contraceptive and abortion care, Maine Family Planning recognizes and advocates for women’s rights to have healthy pregnancies and to raise their children with dignity in safe, healthy environments.


Reproductive justice theory argues that the right to privacy in reproductive decision making doesn’t mean anything for women who don’t have the economic and social power to exercise that right. Reproductive justice gives pro-choice individuals opportunities to advocate for increased access to prenatal care, for equitable family leave policies and affordable child care, for Medicaid funding for abortion services, and other policy issues that support women throughout their reproductive lives.

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Live in the Lounge with Pigbee
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Live in the Lounge with Pigbee
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Wed Nov 12 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be... Read More

Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Pigbee, Micromasse, and Native Isles. We invite you to come in, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy yourself.


PIGBEE
PigBee is an experimental jazz trio based in Maine. The saxophone/guitar/drum trio will be interpreting the jazz music from the 50's and 60's, the Beatles, and their own original compositions.

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The Maine Frontier- Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson
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The Maine Frontier- Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson
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Fri Nov 14 | 8pm | $14 | Buy Tickets

Summary: The Maine Frontier- Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson , by filmmaker and composer, Sumner McKane, is a multimedia presentation that combines the rare and... Read More

The Maine Frontier- Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson, by filmmaker and composer, Sumner McKane, is a multimedia presentation that combines the rare and historic photography of Isaac Simpson with archived films, oral histories, and live music by Sumner McKane and Joshua Robbins. The Maine Frontier is centered around a collection of over 1,500 scarcely seen photographs taken around the turn-of-the-century by Amity, Maine, native, Isaac Simpson- photographer, blacksmith, barber, musician, woodsman, mechanic, husband, and father of 13 children.


The Maine Frontier is an illustration of family, work, community, and culture in northern Maine at the turn-of-the-century. Isaac Simpson’s photographic subjects, his wife Effie, their friends, family, neighbors and work-mates exemplify the character, necessities, and condition of the turn-of-the-century northern Mainer. Hear how this collection of photos was almost lost forever and enjoy a previously undocumented historical story through this vivid multidimensional presentation.


Sumner McKane is a filmmaker and composer based in Wiscasset, Maine. He records instrumental music, film scores, and music for media. He produces historical documentaries along with companion live presentations to his films. In a few short years, Sumner has built a reputation for innovative historical storytelling using multimedia, combining various mediums to tell a historical story in a live setting. His work has been featured on MPBN and NPR and he was recently awarded the 2014 Maine Arts Commission's Media & Performing Arts Fellowship.

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Frontiers of Music #17
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Frontiers of Music #17
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Tues Nov 18 | 7:30pm | Admission: Name Your Own Price

Summary: The Frontier Café is happy to present the 17 th installment of its continuing contemporary music series, Frontiers of Music, on November 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM.... Read More

The Frontier Café is happy to present the 17th installment of its continuing contemporary music series, Frontiers of Music, on November 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Collaboratively created by Frontier and Brunswick-based composer and bassist Joshua DeScherer, Frontiers of Music presents programs of contemporary chamber music and experimental improvisation in a relaxed setting. Admission to all Frontiers of Music events is “Name Your Price.”


Frontiers of Music #17 will feature performances by several alums of the Tufts University New Music Ensemble. Founded in 1990 by professors John McDonald and Donald Berman, NME has served as a performing musical laboratory for a number of musicians who have gone on to success in classical, jazz, and experimental music.


In addition to NME performers, local percussionists Peter McLaughlin (Portland) and Christopher Cathode (Lewiston) will perform new works for percussion and electronics. Peter McLaughlin’s musical interests are wide-ranging, performing across many genres of music. Peter has also recently launched an independent record label, Pretty Purgatory. He will premiere a new composition for solo percussion and electronics at Frontier. Christopher Cathode is a percussionist, sound designer, and one of the organizers of the yearly Frantasia Festival. His solo performances feature acoustic and electronic percussion mixed with amplified found objects, including abandoned industrial and medical devices.


Peter McLaughlin will serve double duty, performing on glockenspiel in the premiere performance of a duo for glockenspiel and double bass by Joshua DeScherer. DeScherer, the curator of the Frontiers of Music series, is on the faculty of Kennebec Valley Community College, and has filled in at both UMA and USM.


NME alums Lee Todd Lacks (spoken-word and clarinet) of South Portland and Tom Swafford (violin) of Brooklyn have collaborated frequently since their time at Tufts, including past performances at Frontier and at New York’s Roulette. They will be joined by noted Maine-based free jazz bassist Kit Demos for a trio performance.


The combination of a Curtis School of Music educated, virtuosic piano improviser and the electronic creations of a self-described composer in recovery may hold a lot of potential for musical tension. In the hands of Gregory Hall (Maine) and NME alum Christos Koulendros (Lowell, MA), this combination is woven into a stunning audio tapestry where the borders of acoustic and electronic music are blurred.


This is the final concert of the 2014 Frontiers of Music Season. Frontiers of Music will begin its 4th year in January 2015.


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Live in the Lounge with Micromassé
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Live in the Lounge with Micromassé
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Wed Nov 19 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be... Read More

Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Pigbee, Micromasse, and Tyler Stanley's Native Isles. We invite you to come in, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy yourself.


MICROMASSE

Inspired by the great organ trios of the fifties and sixties but with an ear towards the future, MicroMassé carves a deep groove to please the soul with intricate arrangements to thrill the heart. Comprised of established Portland musicians Peter Dugas (organ), Max Cantlin (guitar) and Chris Sweet (drums) who combine their love of American jazz and European harmony with contemporary poly-rhythmic influences from Africa and Latin America.

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Pete Kilpatrick
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Pete Kilpatrick
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Sat Dec 6 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Pete Kilpatrick hails from the music mecca of the northeast, Portland, Maine. He has been writing, recording, and performing regularly since 2002 and has released six... Read More

Pete Kilpatrick hails from the music mecca of the northeast, Portland, Maine. He has been writing, recording, and performing regularly since 2002 and has released six independent albums to date including his most recent effort, Heavy Fire. Pete’s songwriting style dynamically blends elements of acoustic folk, rock, and pop with introspective lyrics that capture his listeners and draw them closer in.


Pete has been named Maine’s best act four times in Portland’s Best Music Awards and has performed over 1,200 shows since the beginning of his music career, sharing the stage with members of Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, David Gray, Jason Mraz, and O.A.R. His music has been featured on hit television shows such as, The Office, Parks and Recreation, New Girl, and The Real World.


Pete’s latest record, Heavy Fire has been his most ambitious to date, featuring his melodic lyrical style over the top of intricate musical arrangements. It was a true collaborative effort written primarily at his house, situated on a spectacular coastal Maine river. Longtime friend and session bassist Matt Cosby remarks, “It’s a great place to write. If you get hung up on a part, just step outside and sit by the water for a bit…get your head right."


The album was recorded and produced at Red Vault Recording and mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig. Recording at Red Vault, owned and operated by Pete Morse, gave the players on the record the unlimited freedom to perfect the sound they were aiming for, and it’s evident throughout Heavy Fire from the memorable hook on American Dream to the riff from title track, Heavy Fire. Stefan Lessard, bassist for Dave Matthews Band, even lends his chops on album standout Burning Star.

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Tom Porter & Friends
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Tom Porter & Friends
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Sat Dec 13 | 8pm | $10 advance, $12 day of show |
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Summary: You may know Tom Porter as the English voice on Maine public radio, but he will not be appearing at Frontier in his capacity as a news broadcaster. Tom will be here... Read More

You may know Tom Porter as the English voice on Maine public radio, but he will not be appearing at Frontier in his capacity as a news broadcaster. Tom will be here to indulge his passion for playing Jazz. A former professional jazz pianist in his native UK Tom has played with some of the top recording artists on both sides of the pond. On December 13th, he'll be joined by a superb collection of Maine-based musicians: Musical educator Frank Mauceri on saxophone. On bass is the hugely talented and experienced Sam Sherry (and he's not as old as that makes him sound!).  Percussive accompaniment is provided by the subtle and creative drumming of Mark Barnette. They'll be performing a mixture of a old and new music, including some original material and several much-loved standards.

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Lisa Donnelly
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Lisa Donnelly
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Rescheduled TBD

Summary: “Home is what I know,” croons soul songstress Lisa Donnelly in wistful yet reassuring melody and candor. These thematic words close her upcoming album and... Read More

“Home is what I know,” croons soul songstress Lisa Donnelly in wistful yet reassuring melody and candor. These thematic words close her upcoming album and affirm the discoveries of a wandering life. Donnelly has moved around some: She’s seen the states, Europe, and South America, and takes road trips up and down California like she’s going to the corner store. But a road bound lifestyle does not come without lessons, and Donnelly has spun hers into a grounding verity that shimmers in her new collection of tunes.

 

Donnelly whetted her appetite as a youth by singing blues and rock standards with old-salt locals in her hometown of Lawrence, Kansas. After finishing college she took her stage experience to Los Angeles and explored different styles of music, but settled into the pop-songwriter genre to release a full length album. In a soul searching mood she then plotted a course to San Francisco, where she discovered a strange warmth and overwhelming solace which juxtaposed LA’s hard-knuckled work code.


What began for her as a search for change in a different city suddenly felt instead like a return, and her sidelined roots started to shape songs that would constitute her new album.


Donnelly’s brand is cowgirl rock and soul, but she lays it down with a sultry attitude that cuts deep. New songs like ‘Whoa They Got You’ radiate take-charge blues-mama sass — she is Mama D among friends — while others like ‘Long Days Highways’ lean on the sweet and forthcoming motifs of classic country. Each song shines in discreet and poignant style, but not without the help of her LA-based producer Ethan Allen. When Ben Harper guitarist Jason Mozersky introduced the two, the connection felt immediately authentic. Allen empathized with Donnelly’s musical background and became an old friend nearly overnight. They spent hundreds of days together honing the sound for the new record, and by peeling back layer after layer, were able to reveal a core that would echo both Donnelly’s down home spirit and traveler’s wisdom. Allen’s relaxed, creative, and enthusiastic personality let Donnelly feel at home.


Their chemistry bodes well: In the midst of album production, and in a week’s notice, the two pulled together an original song for ABC’s The Bachelorette, which Lisa then performed on live national television on December of 2012. But this is just a preview of Donnelly’s accolades. She’s had several song placements both in feature films and television shows, performs country-wide, and has collaborated with an impressive list of songwriters and producers. Most recently — and to tout her versatility — she sang with the Blind Boys of Alabama as well as grammy nominated house producer Andy Caldwell. What better way to celebrate these accomplishments than the release of a fresh record.


Aptly titled, ‘Home’ is the declaration of a wandering soul and is a welcome mat for the weary. It is the culmination of her travels, both worldly and spiritually. Her lessons in movement and displacement cement an expression of what it means to arrive at a place of comfort, but an arrival is rarely a destination. Donnelly closes her new album by asking listeners, “When the circle’s round, will you follow through?” For Donnelly, home is where the heart leads you.

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