Rob Stillman & The Archaic Future Players are playing in Portland Maine June 2nd

as part of this Northeast USA Tour:

31st May-3rd June, 2013 North East USA Tour Double Bill: Jeremy Udden band/Robert Stillman and the Archaic Future Players
31st May: Sycamore (Bklyn, NY)
1st June The Bookmill (Montague, MA)
2nd June Woodfords Church (Portland, ME)
3rd June The Outpost (Cambridge, MA)

from the portland phoenix:
from UNCUT Magazine:

Apohadion Records stardate 4.17.13

Posted in Uncategorized on April 17, 2013 by theapohadion

the pilot inside

check out our past releases:

Robert Stillman & Archaic Future Players – 10″LP – – listen to / buy it

Rob Stillman’s record store for CD and DIGI versions — check that out here

Aleric Nez – 12″LP, CD, DIGI – – listen to / buy it

Plains – CD, DIGI – – listen to / buy it

coming soon: Plains LP/CD

rob stillman record promotional video:

Robert Stillman News:

Posted in Uncategorized on January 2, 2013 by theapohadion

The Rob Stillman record is starting to get some nice reviews – here’s one, plus an interview with Rob from Uncut Magazine over in merry old England:



we have the 10″ for sale, contact us at Apohadion Records for your copy!

Happy New Year from The Apohadion Theater

Posted in Uncategorized on December 30, 2012 by theapohadion


robert stillman record

Posted in Uncategorized on October 6, 2012 by theapohadion

We are very excited to release the 10″ vinyl version of Robert Stillman & The Archaic Future Players new record “Station Wagon Interior Perspective ( A Requiem for John Fahey). This is an incredible recording, it sounds really great, and comes in a hand screen printed package with insert.

Order the 10″ from Apohadion here–>  bandcamp page 

Order a CD or download from Rob  here–>

animal eye

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2012 by theapohadion

hypogeum sound

Posted in Uncategorized on August 21, 2012 by theapohadion


Plains and Hersey State special event 5-7 PM

Posted in Uncategorized with tags  on January 20, 2012 by theapohadion

Apohadion Records artists Plains will be joining Super Folk band Hersey State in a stripped down acoustic night of music on the third floor of the Portland Museum of Art in the cathedral-like Maine contemporary artists room. tomorrow evening friday january 20. Free admission for all. The Portland Museum of Art is located on the corner of Congress St. and High St
. We will be setting up and playing songs from 5 to 7 PM and taking part in the museums “ARTIST INTERVENTION” program. The room we will be playing in is full of superb works by Maine contemporary artists. Also, elsewhere nearby, See paintings by George Bellows..Marsden Hartley.. Robert Henri.. Rockwell Kent…more than one Cassat..Louise Nevelson..Braque.. Marguerite Zorach..


sat 11/26

Posted in Uncategorized on November 19, 2011 by theapohadion

mouth washington/memphibians/catshit … sunday nite 11/13 8:30 PM

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2011 by theapohadion

10/23/11 Jerusalem and The Starbaskets / Phantom Buffalo

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2011 by theapohadion

Please join us this Sunday, tomorrow, the 23rd of October as we warmly welcome back Jerusalem and the Starbaskets and Phantom Buffalo.  This is a last minute, secretive type show that promises thrills, rock, and body heat.

We’ll hit the ‘on’ switch at 8pm and ask for your donations for the bands.  Love ya’ll.


holy smokes

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2011 by theapohadion

This friday (oct 21) Apohadion Records artist Aleric Nez‘ smoking rock bandThe Last Sip will be joining another smoking rock band from Bar Harbour, ME. This band is called COKEWEED. They played here at the apohadion theatre last winter and they are very good. muy mucho muchacha muchacho. Look for some rich and creative electric guitar stylings and melodic stories you dont hear so often these days in this way. True lovers of The Hotdogs are also encouraged to attend, as this old time portland band will be dropping a new CD – an “ep” of musical transmissions written and recorded recently.. two Fast ones and  two slow ones.
So, Genos 9 pm friday oct 21. 5$ 21+

Apohadion related shizzles:

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2011 by theapohadion

A couple of new Apohadion releases this week:

A short google phone movie dealing with some serious issues – man and the cosmos:

and a digital only release of Portland band Thithy Bwown’s ”Hanover Fight Song”.  Check it out – a rare track featuring Sethy K dropping the rimes:

Also,  in the live music realm : Aleric Nez and his band “The Last Sip” will be opening up for Dilly Dilly this saturday (10/15) at Port City Music Hall. Cool show!


wednesday 9/28 ° selbyville record release & live music show

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2011 by theapohadion

8:30 pm – We are wicked amped to have local band Selbyville here to perform their cinematic music as they release a new record on teafirst records here at the apohadion theatre wednesday evening.  Check this band out below by clicking their name and listening to their music.

Joining Selbyville will be Plains, the musical project of Dave Noyes, Erin Sprinkle, Pat Corrigan and Jeremy and Jerusha Robinson.

Also playing will be DJ Old Furnace

– check him out here.

This ought to be a nicely laid-back show, starting around 8:30.  Donations for musicians accepted but not required.

The Threepenny Opera

Posted in Uncategorized on September 22, 2011 by theapohadion

In case you haven’t heard, Lorem Ipsum finishes their fabulous run of The Threepenny Opera (written by Bertolt Brecht) on Thursday, the 22nd and Friday, the 23rd.  Show time is 7:30 pm.  For tickets please call 207.660.7642.

9/20 Big Black Cloud / Haru Bangs / Dan Pell / Hammer of Hathor

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16, 2011 by theapohadion

As autumn rolls summer into a submissive, wimpy defeat, come to the Apohadion for kicks.

Firstly, Big Black Cloud, from Portland, OR.  Join the hard trip.  With nods to surf, punk and psychedelia, BBC is a shredding barrage, a noise canyon.  It’s also catchy enough to keep your feet alive and your head on a bob.  Listen for yourself.

To round loudness out, Haru Bangs rides a similar wave, save for the wave being born into the Atlantic.  From our home, Portland, ME.

Dann Pell, a crafty fellow doing a solo thing from Philadelphia.  Vaguely sounding like Animal Collective but not in a rip-offy way, more in a way where at first it’s a curiosity and then there’s a world.  I don’t know what instruments he’s playing or how many boxes will be plugged into the wall or anything like that.  All I can really suggest is if you like what he’s doing on Myspace you’ll probably like what he’s doing at the Apohadion.

And Hammer of Hathor.  A family jazz duo.  I think that their music, of all the music I just described, is the hardest to put words to.  So I Won’t!

The Apohadion is located at 107 Hanover Street, tucked into Portland’s premier district, tucked into Portland’s patio.  Cost of admission is 5 -10 dollars depending on anything.  Keep alive Portland!



August 23 Rob Stillman, Glass Ghost, Ryan Power, Sarah Magenheimer

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2011 by theapohadion

Rob Stillman is back with a new piece to perform on Rhodes electric piano and drums


Glass Ghost will be here for the first time playing beautiful songs on synth and drums


Ryan Power plays electro pop gems


Sarah Magenheimer of Woom back to perform songs by herself


8/17/2011 Town Hall Meeting

Posted in Uncategorized on August 15, 2011 by theapohadion


Friday 8/12: Drab Pony / Nude Veritas / Aleric Nez / Manners – 9:30 p.m.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 9, 2011 by theapohadion

Drab Pony

Nude Veritas

Thithy Bwown and quite possibly Aleric Nez


Posted in Uncategorized on August 8, 2011 by theapohadion

Last week, Anti-Friend Hut staged a short performance at The Apohadion that was intended for a live broadcast to a gallery in Los Angeles.

This third generation video represents only the first few minutes of this 10 minute performance:

Camera for the broadcasted video was operated by Kimberly Convery. Two other auxiliary cameras were operated by Miss Anelle and J. H. Gardiner.

action summary:

Seated at a table in a room, The Anteater patiently awaits the attendance of his waiter.

A large Ant enters, lights the candle on the Anteater’s table and exits.

Soon, the Ant returns, pours a glass of water over the Anteater’s head, blows out the candle and exits once more.   The Ant returns with a stack of menus, throws them in The Anteater’s face, and exits. Next, the Ant returns with a burning shoe.  Next, a plate of marshmallows arrives, then a violin.  While The Anteater busies himself with the violin, The Ant fumigates the room with billowing clouds of Anteater repellant.

sunday 8/7 @ 8:30 – BJ Snowden / Dan Knudsen / TBA

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2011 by theapohadion

This Sunday evening The Apohadion is happy to present: BJ Snowden and Dan Knudsen (with the possible inclusion of another act yet to be determined)

B.J. Snowden is a world renowned singer songwriter, featured in the book “Songs in the Key of Z”, along with the likes of Jandek, Tiny Tim, Daniel Johnston and other “outsider” musicians. B.J.’s songs are sweet, weird, catchy, and hilarious.

Check out the astonishing video for her hit “In Canada”


Dan Knudsen is an American artist who’s musical style has been described as a combination of folk, gospel and outsider genres. Since moving from Wheaton, Illinois in 1998 to his current home of Portland, Maine, Dan’s performances around the growing music city have resulted in attracting a dedicated cult following, a full-length tribute album and an annual indoor festival called, “Dan-a-palooza” in honor of the artist and his music. Check him out at:


The Apohadion Theater is located at 107 Hanover Street in Portland Maine.  We’ll start the show around 8:30 P.M.  – Donations for the musicians and the space are gladly accepted.

Thursday 8/4/11 Special Event w/ Anti-Friend Hut @ 10:30 p.m.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 4, 2011 by theapohadion

This evening at The Apohadion Theatre,  Anti-Friend Hut will be performing a single 15 minute piece that will be filmed and shown simultaneously via SKYPE 3000 miles away  at  Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions as a part of their “DECOMPOSITIONS” program.

(Featured in the program are performances by The HatersGil Kuno, Crank SturgeonStyrofoam SanchezGX Jupitter-Larsen + Gil Kuno, and a special introductory performance byTiffany Trenda. Both Crank Sturgeon and Styrofoam Sanchez will be streaming live via Skype from outside locations.) 


Anti-Friend Hut’s performance will begin at 10:35 EST.
It will be streamed for online viewing here: (look for the embedded player) (look for the embedded player)
as well as the crank sturgeon facebook page (friends will see “broadcasting live” on the profile page)

We encourage remote viewing of this performance in keeping with the spirit of things, but any and all are welcome to come to the theater and see the performance live – please arrive and settle in by 10:15 if you can.

We’ll open the doors around 10 p.m.

This performance is free.

upcoming show:

Posted in Uncategorized on July 12, 2011 by theapohadion

Saturday, July 30th Strange Maine presents:

Wume – from chicago

glade swope

jason a. – from nyc

skeet shooters

zach howard’s hits from chateau mirage

anti-friend hut
show begins at 8 – donations for travelling artists encouraged

A clip of Wume playing here last january:

A haunting story:



5/6/11 @ 9 P.M. Alex Body/ Drab Pony/ Anti-Friend Hut and 5/9/11 Jarusalem and the Starbaskets/ Phantom Buffalo/ Foam Castles

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2011 by theapohadion

Friday, the 6th of May, we present Alex Body from Iowa.  Check him out:  On night people records.  Also performing is Drab Pony, a solo performance by South China’s Jeremy Robinson.  DP is a collection of textures and loops to create songs doused with the Robinson touch.  Lastly the legendary ANTI-FRIEND HUT has altered their plans of a cardboard fashion show and has set sights on a different level of performance to include a revisioning of the Apohadion’s stage, some cardboard and a musical tidbit.  Expect more, of course, but expect to be surprised.  Please bring a modest 5 dollar donation for the bands. 9 pm.  We look forward to serving you this array of exotic musical fruits.


Monday, May 9th:

Jerusalem and the Starbaskets, from Missouri, bring a highly anticipated show the Apohadion’s way.  Here’s a link to their record label for a bit more information about them:  You can hear all the songs of their latest album, Dost, here:


Locals Foam Castles (songs penned by Tyler Jackson) open the night, followed by the beloved Phantom Buffalo.  Please come at 8pm.  We’ll try and stick you for 5 dollars.

Two Amazing Shows: 4/28/11 Farewell to Mark Tipton With Aleric Nez and 4/29 Grass Widow : Broken Water : Village of Spaces : Rattlesnakes

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2011 by theapohadion

First things first.  April 28th, 2011 we present Mark Tipton, one extremely talented gentleman currently residing in humble Portland, Maine, but not for so much longer.  Thursday, the 28th is slated to be a farewell to this sir as he performs the music of Bob Dylan with a star-studded crew of Portland All-Stars (including Joel Eckhaus, Carl Dimow, Dave Noyes, Aleric Vincent Nez, Sam Furth, and a full rock band with Max Cantlin, Jim Lyden, Gary Gemmiti, Cartwright Thompson, Ben Noyes, and Jimmy Dorrity).  This won’t be your typical guy-with-an-accoustic-guitar at an open mic experience, but rather an intelligent arrangements of many different instruments and stylings.  You don’t want to miss your chance to see Tipton live as he commands melodies from the bell of his horn; his presence will be sorely missed but we wish him the best of luck in NYC.

Look him up: 

Opening the night will be Apohadion Recording artist Aleric Nez.  Nez winds and releases tunes of impeccable and contemporary beauty.  His soul could be the wit of a new folk generation while borrowing ingredients from old country and folk song scribes.  His arrangements are spot-on every time, adding to the allure of his finely-crafted tunes.  Aleric’s latest release on 12″ vinyl is a personal current favorite of mine, the penman present.     Listen to his efforts:

Show will begin at 8pm.  We’ll be asking for a 5 dollar donation for the musicians and The Apohadion.


On Friday, April 29th, we host Grass Widow with Broken Water, Village of Spaces and The Rattlesnakes.

Grass Widow (San Fran.), after making quite the name for themselves on their home coast west, have been migrating about this country, charming at every stop.  Music that is never tired, weaving itself into and out of and into obscurity with just enough psychedelia to bring you to an ethereal plain with enough of a backbone to keep your heels close to earth with voices that flirt with the upper stratus.  GW has appeared on the labels Make A Mess, Captured Tracks and Kill Rockstars  (


In town for the evening to add expanse to an already great show is Broken Water (Olympia).   Broken Water combines shoegaze with something ungazed upon, touched with grunge.   (

From Belfast Maine I’m very, very excited to have Village of Spaces back to town.  Outsider folk music from the Beckman-Moon family.  (

The Rattlesnakes, a favorite amongst local critics and fans to boot play this one as well.  Despite the disclaimer buried somewhere on their Myspace profile that they no longer use that particular social networking site I think you can still hear some tracks on it.  (

This show will begin near the prompt side of 8 pm.  Please bring 7 or 8 dollars as a donation so we can give these guys all they deserve.  See you on Friday.

5/2/11 – Matt Rock/ tba

Posted in Uncategorized on April 17, 2011 by theapohadion

Matt Rock is a fantastic accordion player playing a wide  spectrum  of folk music from New England, Appalachia, and eastern Europe.  Matt will be be joined by the equally talented Ben Russell on the violin.


Art Performance, Music, Movies, ???’s

Posted in Uncategorized on April 14, 2011 by theapohadion

Saturday 4/16  at 8 P.M. .. an interesting Strange Maine show at The Apohadion Here is what Skot has to say about the groups involved:

Solace Media Corporation Tourists are visiting from Cincinnati, I’ve seen them twice, and I don’t even know what to say, I seem to remember some beautifully beautiful movies, a lot of dancing, and some pretty good music, but both times I was left with that delightful, rare feeling of “what just happened?” New Hampshire’s state bird, Bird Organ take another fly over Portland to paint the top level of all of the parking garages white, and then buzz around in the rafter of the Apohadion for a while…..joining them will be the fantastic video artist Greg Kowalski (  ), a man whom I have literally seen make trees glow……, not one but two video projections for this show, bring your popcorn. Twilight People are back again, i’ll avoid describing them and let their website to the talking . Skeet Shooters are back by popular demand, this time as a trio (combining Skeeter Shooters with Skeet Shooting, Skeet Shoot Skeet) supposedly a melding of “booty music” and “musique concrete” this show promises to maybe be a bit more dancable than the last, but still incredibly “high art”. Starved electronics, 3 MC attack (featuring members of Visitations, id m theft able, ________, Special Ed, 3d Jet Scooter, AM Frank, Gay Camp, Euphoric Effect, Agent Provocateur, J.A. Laser, Mr. Chris and the Instant Animals, Vexations, Prisma, The Insider Pitch, S.A.G. Trio, and L.G.A.S.M.)

show should start around 8 pm, donations for performers encouraged.

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2011 by theapohadion

SUN: APRIL 10 Fat Shadow / Dead Dog / Brave Shark

Posted in Uncategorized on April 9, 2011 by theapohadion

Apohadion Presenting:

Fat Shadow

Dead Dog

Brave Shark

Fat Shadow from Bloomington Indiana.  Perhaps best known for the inclusion of Erin Tobey (fantastic solo career as well as major contributions to the band Abe Froman)  Fat Shadow is a bit of a departure from Erin’s previous work.  Combining elements of punk and indie rock, Fat Shadow create intricate and catchy songs perfect for our contemporary life.

Dead Dog is energy driven, pop-centric and smart, hearkening to a day past when music was fun.  Music still is fun, but you know, like Husker Du was fun.  And the Minute Men were fun.  It’s that kind of fun.

Check the first two bands out, in sequential order from above:  Fat Shadow Dead Dog.

Please bring down 5 dollars to encourage the touring band’s outbound travel.  Please come at 8pm.


coming soon: Sunday April 3 and Friday April 8

Posted in Uncategorized on April 2, 2011 by theapohadion

This Sunday evening The Apohadion welcomes::
GUTBUCKET -those who must drive, crush it, from Brooklyn, NY.
Spike Sikes – jazzman Portland maine
** mystic outbop wont be making this one, as it turns out **

Look for Stand up, sit down, look at and listen to jazz, riffage , bliffage, unused frequencies, pretty colors, hand claps, and some nice clothes.
This show starts at 8 p.m. The Apohadion is located at 107 Hanover. St

and then ..


Brown Bird
Al Scorch

Brown Bird has been blazing a musical trail from Maine to the world. Seriously..
hand-picked to tour with The Low Anthem through Europe last year, and on their way to play this years Newport Folk Festival! Holy moly. Great band not to be missed in a rare appearance in Portland.

Plains will be performing a fair number of new songs and tonight the band will be a full 5 piece. The Swiss Robinson family join Pat Corrigan, Dave Noyes, and Erin Sprinkle for a set of wicked gazed-out- sing-out electro-countrified tunes.

Al Scorch. Are you down for a punk/banjo mystery? Travelling with Brown Bird.

Show begins at 8:30, The Apohadion is at 107 Hanover St. in the Old Back Cove of Portland.
Donation for musicians encouraged in the single digits.

Hey now check out videos of all these bands below:


Spike Sikes:

Mystic OutBop Revue:

Brown Bird:


Thursday Night 3/31: Golden Ghost > Nat Baldwin < Tigersaw > If & It

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2011 by theapohadion

Golden Ghost (from NY appalachia, backed by Viking Moses) comes to play and sing, joined by Nat Baldwin of The Dirty Projectors, Tiger Saw and alsoIf & It from round here’abouts.

The Apohadion is at 107 Hanover Street in Bayside Central.

Show begins at 8 P.M!  This ought to be an awesome and nicely laid back show. Come on down and bring a friend. Donations in the $5-8 range encouraged for travelling musicians.

Bums And kittens II

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2011 by theapohadion

Shot in portland maine on a google phone.

Saturday March 19: Milkman’s Union/Mango Floss/Time Travellers

Posted in Uncategorized on March 19, 2011 by theapohadion

three cool bands from maine! show starts at 8pm.. ..admission by donation, meow.


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