Whimsy worth gold: Gustafer Yellowgold stirs childlike wonder

Have you met Gustafer Yellowgold? He’s a small, bright yellow little creature that used to live on the Sun, but has since landed in the Minnesota woods and been getting himself in all sorts of absurd situations with his pet eel, well, at least in our imaginations. This cone-headed character is the bizarre, but whimsical creation of Morgan Taylor, a self-made, award-winning cartoonist and songwriter that pairs his psychedelic animated adventures with warm, heartfelt pop…

Ghoul of rock: MAMM’s all-ages affair cranks up the volume

For the younger crowds this Halloween, the Maine Academy of Modern Music is hosting a rock show at One Longfellow Square. Several teen bands will be “melting faces at the creepiest all-ages costume party in town,” according to a press release.Several young rockers will perform, including The Mean Faces, Yard Sail, and Work In Progress.

Guitar globetrotters: Barrigar, Mazengarb hit the stage at OLS

Guitar maestros, Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb, return to New England from scattered locales and take the stage at One Longfellow Square on Sunday, May 17.The dynamic duo has performed extensively across the United States, Europe, Russia, and Mazengarb’s homeland, New Zealand. Their studio album title track Onward won Best Instrumental at the International Acoustic Music Awards in 2013. And they just wrapped up a three-week tour with guitar god Tommy Emmanuel, and are looking…

Upstarts, indeed: Ten punk bands to pummel Portland

What started out as a one-date show five years ago in New York has blown up into a Punkapalooza road trip with 10 bands and nine dates, hitting cities from Baltimore, Md., to Portland. This Saturday, Oct. 3, the Upstart Fest returns to Geno’s Rock Club for a night of musical mayhem.“Annoyed and frustrated that so many amazing local and regional bands were being snubbed by large punk and indie shows that came through the…
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