Apohadion Records – Portland, Maine

Check out our releases – available on vinyl, cd or digital download:

——— Aleric Nez S/T (12″LP, CD) – first album by Portland songwriter Aleric “Vince” Nez.  Recorded at The Apohadion Theater.

——— Rob Stillman & Archaic Future Players “Station Wagon Interior Perspective – A Requiem for John Fahey” (10″LP, CD)

——— Plains “Confirm Reservation” (12″LP, CD)

——— Plains “Live on WMBR” (physical copies sold out)

Apohadion Records News, Stardate 6/5/14


On June 30 (a monday night around 7:30), Apohadion Records will be celebrating the release of the long-time-coming PLAINS record.  Plains will be playing a live set, and we are excited to have Aleric Nez present & playing some songs of his own this eve as well.

mark your calendar and visit us down here at our studio at 107 Hanover St.


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–>   http://archaicfuturerecordings.bandcamp.com/

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.  http://www.myspace.com/herecomesabigblackcloud

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: http://www.danknudsenmusic.com/


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:
http://cranksturgeon.blogspot.com (look for the embedded player)
http://cranksturgeon.com (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: http://www.myspace.com/bodyislove.  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: http://www.destijlrecs.com/JATSB.html  You can hear all the songs of their latest album, Dost, here:http://www.myspace.com/jerusalemandthestarbasket/music/albums/dost-17547116


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: www.marktiptonmusic.com 

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:http://apohadionrecords.bandcamp.com/

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  (www.myspace.com/grasswidowmusic)


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.   (http://www.myspace.com/brokenagua)

From Belfast Maine I’m very, very excited to have Village of Spaces back to town.  Outsider folk music from the Beckman-Moon family.  (http://ukeofspacescorners.blogspot.com/)

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.  (www.myspace.com/therattlesnakes)

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……..so, 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.


Apohadion Records stardate 4.17.13

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:

Dirty Dishes / Grass Is Green / Marie Stella / Dead Man’s Clothes

Posted in Uncategorized on February 28, 2011 by theapohadion

March 2nd..here goes:

8pm.  We’re welcoming Dirty Dishes and Grass is Green, from Boston, MA.

Dirty Dishes began 2010 by playing a sold out show at House of Blues with Boston natives Passion Pit. They have since shared the stage with Autolux, Gobble Gobble & Bear Hands, played several shows at SXSW including two packed nights at the Austin Museum of Art, traveled to Toronto as an official NXNE artist, and snagged the front page of the Arts & Entertainment section of The Weekly Dig in Boston. They have been getting regular airplay on Boston’s top alternative rock station WFNX, as well as college radio stations across the country and were just featured in NYLON magazine.


Grass is Green is an experimental/punk quartet from Boston, MA with roots in the DC DIY scene. They are currently on tour and will be playing this year’s SXSW.


107 Hanover.  Tongued into the brownness and the wetness.  Part of Portland’s Bayside community.  Set your compasses for 107 Hanover Street and cough up 5 dollars so we can pay people the dollars they deserve to be paid for driving all the way here from Boston.

Saturday February 26th 2011 8pm STRANGE MAINE PRESENTS…

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2011 by theapohadion

Pak = (Providence, tape manipules) Noise Nomads = (Western Mass, noise….nomad) Crank Sturgeon = (Crank Sturgeon!) Kent = (from AM Frank, Visitations, Special Ed., Skeet Shooters, Skeet Shooting et c.) + maybe more AT THE APOHADION 107 HANOVER ST., PORTLAND ME

admission by donation

the pilot inside

Manners / Herbcraft / Tracey Trance / Timothy Wind (ex-Taterbug)

Posted in Uncategorized on February 19, 2011 by theapohadion

Sunday, 20th of February:

This will date will mark Gregg Beson’s (MANNERS) return to Portland.  In tow will be Emma N. Young, reading from a collection of her poems.  Friends of Gregg and Emma’s are encouraged to attend.   Tracey Trance brings wide smiles and organ riffs.  Timothy Wind, who blew me away last time around here, brings grimy, sickly songs of heart wrench drenched in an Americana sadness that I can’t quite identify.  Lovers of LoFi folk freaks will dig this one.  Herbcraft brings a finely blended mix of their own concoction, not straying too far from that Americana road trip.  It’s spring break, right?

We’ll kick this one off at the old stand-by time of 8pm.  We’ll request a modest donation of 5-8 affordable dollars.  You are all so cool.

2/18 Friday at 10 p.m. Big Meat Hammer and Lynn Rebels

Posted in Uncategorized on February 16, 2011 by theapohadion

The Apohadion is happy to host Big Meat Hammer and The Lynn Rebels on Friday evening.

Big meat hammer has been playing punk rock music in Portland Maine since 1989.  This evening, BMH will also be celebrating Jordan Kratz’s 55th birthday.

They will be joined by the Lynn Rebels, a close-knit punk group with influences such as Deadboys,70′s Punk,70′s hard rock,Iggy & Stooges,MC5,1960′s era garage rock,Blue Cheer,obscure late 60′s heavy rock, and underground music.

This one gets going a little later than usual: about 9:30pm.  All ages, donations for musicians encouraged in the $5 range. We are located at 107 Hanover Street, down in the brown & lumpy ice-patch that is Portland’s Bayside.

Screaming Females / Mouth Washington / Haru Bangs

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2011 by theapohadion


We’re happy to host:

The Screaming Females (riff mongers & slugging solos out of the park; from New Jersey)

with locals Mouth Washington and Haru Bangs.

Someone said it starts at 7 and I’m inclined to believe that.  Please bring a donation of between 5 and 10 dollars to support the bands and the space.  Don’t get caught not being there/here.


Trashumpers epilogue:

Posted in Uncategorized on February 2, 2011 by theapohadion

This “deleted scene” from harmony korine’s latest movie trashumpers seems like it could be  a perfect epilogue to the movie.. or it could go at the beginning and function just as well.. maybe it could be his last word ever, in any case it made me laugh, so I thought I’d post this.

Upon learning that harmony had a new film coming out last summer, We were instantly intrigued.  An american film maker who can give you real horror.. not fantasy. His feet solidly on the ground.

I wanted to show this unseen movie at the apohadion.

I contacted DragCity- the distributor and publicity agents for the film. This was an interesting process. They sent us a blu-ray, although I had requested dvd or VHS.. then they pasted a small post-it on it that said ” the audio may not work on this copy – please check it out on your system before playing” hmm.. Their publicity agent called me to ask where to send promotional posters. I engaged her in a crazy scheme where The Apohadion would premeire the movie in a flooded, vacant warehouse on the edge of town, near a prison..Very Trashumpers.  I would later that day produce short promotional videos with a creative associate that they would be happy to throw up on their website to aid in publicity for TrashHumper’s Portland dates. Awesome!

Of Course, they never helped us out on the publicity tip even though our videos obviously ruled.. (see our television channel on youtube for a few other attempts)

The Blu-Ray sound issue thing worked out fine, I borrowed Acadia Recording’s player last minute, and Seth and I previewed the movie on thursday before showing it at the theatre on friday.. Seth didnt like it, left to go drinking,  then I had to sit there alone and watch the remainder.

Bizarre and revolting, true and uplifting …hilarious and deeply unsettling. afterwards I wanted to talk about the movie with someone. Then Maine’s only hurricane in years struck Portland and we only made $80 bucks at the door both nights..despite great coverage by the phoenix.. they gamely printed the weirdest film promo photo in recent memory next to a glowing endorsement.

Anyway, long story short – Drag City’s  theatre guy who was brokering the whole deal kept me to my word on the $350 dollar thing (so much for art for art’s sake..fair enough!) and I finally paid them and thats that.  At least the deleted scene is free!

Woods / Ducktails / Herbcraft / Milkman’s Union

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2011 by theapohadion

Thursday, February 3rd:




Milkman’s Union

show starts at 8!  seriously! 8!  show will cost you a 6-10 dollar donation that will include great seats or standing room.  here’s a video of a slam dunk, courtesy of the internet:


Stardate: Friday 1/28/11 and Sunday 1/30/11

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2011 by theapohadion

Friday brings to the Apohadion a gala quadrangle of newly discovered sound wave progenitors from here and beyond: Sore Eros , Mindwheel, Doomstar, and Endless Caverns. show begins at 8.

On Sunday, astral travellers and lovers of great music may return to get a load of:
Ben Russell, Matt Rock and XAR.
Kate Cox will be preamblin’

Things Happening Tonight and Sunday night:

Posted in Uncategorized with tags  on January 21, 2011 by theapohadion

Winter Dance Party this evening (friday jan 21) hosted by d.j. ponyfarm, 8 p.m.

And then on Sunday night Jan 23 Strange Maine presents a throw your hands in the air good show. This, from Skot @ Strange Maine:

Wumme appeared at Strange Maine last summer, then known asAltered States and blew all 10 or so in attendance away with their minimalist, mathy drum and synth excursions……..they’re from Chicago, and are the reason for this whole sh’bang………Mr. Chris and the Instant Animalsre-emerge from wherever the heck they’ve been (featuring former members of, uh, Modern SyndromeTurn Down Day, and I think there might even be aVisitation in there)………Tempera will be scarfing some major drone pie and keeping it minimal………maybe……..I mean really who am I to say…….and Mystic Out-Bop Review and i’d m thfft able will be doing a freely improvised qut that’s bound to be anything other than structurally minimal……………..and, this just in Crank Sturgeon has agreed to MC this event.

Show starts at 8 p.m. donations for performers encouraged.

Until then, a lil’ movie:

Friday December 17th – Marion Brown remembrance show:

Posted in Uncategorized on December 15, 2010 by theapohadion


Friday December 17th – Marion Brown remembrance show:

Posted in Uncategorized on December 15, 2010 by theapohadion

$3 – $5 donation , show begins at 8p.m. 

Saturday December 18th @ 7 PM: Burst & Bloom Christmas Party

Posted in Uncategorized on December 15, 2010 by theapohadion

A showcase of fine songwriters and groups associated with Dylan Metrano and Guy Capecelatro III’s Burst + Bloom record label.

Dylan has been releasing records and touring for over 10 years (tigersaw, paper tigers) and is now co-curator of Burst & Bloom.  Check out some of their latest releases including Wesley Allen Hartley and the reissue of Seekonk’s last effort Pinkwood II at burstandbloomrecords.com.

Saturday 12/11/10

Posted in Uncategorized on December 10, 2010 by theapohadion

6:30 p.m.

Waranimal – portland


Rosetta – Philadelphia

$6 donation

December 4th: Metal Feathers, Sunset Hearts, Hi Tiger

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 by theapohadion

Saturday, December 4th


Metal Feathers

(Portland indie-rock catch machine)

Sunset Hearts

(Ancient Egyptians buried their dead facing the setting sun.  from Portland)

Hi Tiger

(Glamorous, glamorous.  Smooth move sex mechanics)

Please bring a little bit of your moola ($3-$5-$10?) to contribute to everybody’s cause.

The musician’s cause: keep doing it.

The Apohadion’s cause: keeping our lights dimly lit for you and us so that we all look nice.



rock show Saturday 11/13/10

Posted in Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 by theapohadion


10/25/10 Aleric Nez record release / VikingMoses / Forest City Lovers

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 by theapohadion


This Monday night we are very excited to bring to you Aleric Nez.
He will be performing songs from his album recorded at Fort Awesome. Starting in March of 2009, we tracked Aleric playing Ramblin Man (by Hank Williams) on an old mono reel to reel recorder. We loved the results so much that we asked him if we could fecord more of him. This Monday night we will be celebrating the completion of a project started a year and a half ago. LPs and Cds will be available for all interested in having a document of this great guitar player, singer, songwriter, and all around great person.

The Viking Moses returns.. The VIKING MOSES was initiated by Southern Missourian Brendon Massei in 2003. The band has a dynamic, rotating cast of both established and obscure musicians worldwide, and is currently based in Northern Appalachia (USA).

His last album, “The parts that showed” (recorded on the Oldham family farm by Paul Oldham) has been on our turntables for a year or two and it is a gem.

Forest City Lovers are nature-loving urban dwellers spinning lingering, lyrical melodies across the landscape of Canadian folk-pop.

Show starts at 8 P.M. The Apohadion Theater is located at 107 Hanover Street in Portland’s Bayside neighborhood.
$2 donation at the door.

10/10/10 magic performances sunday night and 10/11/10 TABOO w/ Hi Tiger and Gorilla Gum

Posted in Uncategorized on October 7, 2010 by theapohadion

Crank Sturgeon is curating a night of 10 minute performances by at least 10 different performers on Sunday evening.  Here is what he has to say about the show:

Combinations, duets, triads, and orgies. The magical number ten will see variations and confluences of its schemesake explored, torted, and flapped. Ten minute performances will accompany ten by ten by ten ziggurats; ten beers, ten foot long subway sandwiches, ten bird’s nests: all subject to the hue. Bored of thinking? Ten will do you right. Fast and speedy, upright the uptight and knee-deep the needy… only ten will tell in splatters of noisy wheelock design and bent-to-hell sonic culmination. This fest will be graced by…Offset Needle Radius
Galen Richmond
Mystic Out-Bop Review
Id m theft able
Andrea Pensado
Walter Wright & Setheyney (Satan)
Crank Sturg’
Skinny Vinny
And more!!!
Doors open up at 8

The very next evening we present TABOO

Dexter, Maine’s Taboo is a psyched out threesome drown and out rock.  Take a piss in the woods and leave it there.  Gritty, full of tooth, noisy and out.  This is the heavy grinding and swinging of the axe, a striking into the bore.  Check it out.
Alternatively, lesser is known about a close-to-home band Hi Tiger, other than a savage feast of dance and rhythm in the vein of New Order.
From Belfast, Gorilla Gum: offerer of song wrapped in stories and percussion derived from wherever it’s found.  Perfect for the month of October.
Show at 8:00 pm.
Please bring some dough for Taboo and G.G..  This marks Taboo’s tour kick-off I do believe.

10/8/10 Expo ’70 / AGE / Coke Weed

Posted in Uncategorized on October 2, 2010 by theapohadion

The Apohadion, after a few weeks of much needed “us time,” is happy to welcome Expo ’70 from Kansas City.

Kansas Citian Justin Wright kneels before an amplified monolith; billowing cardice smoke encircles as he weaves dense layers of pure tones into a rich kosmische blanket, variations subtle and significant as tectonic shifts. All’s drifted and heady till the man proceeds to rip in with his axe and leave piles of shred for miles in his wake.
“A current of pure deep droning space rock stripped down to its barest essence” – Foxy Digitalis

After much hype and theorizing, Age makes a hopeful and triumphant Portland debut.  This is the first public performance from this long-theorized heavy Ur-music groop, comprised of members of TEMPERA and other Portland subterranean dwellers. A riffed gravitational-pull space-doom exploration into the primordial beat and nebulous firstnotes of creation.

Little has been revealed about this deep-grooved folk rock unit; provenance unknown, provokative name in spades, and familial bloodlines running thru to Diroccan Instant Animals territory suggesting a promising outcome.

Check this out.  8pm. 107 Hanover St. Please bring monetary donations for bands that paid money to get here.

painting at the apohadion theatre

Posted in Uncategorized on September 15, 2010 by theapohadion


It’s been a heavy week or three of shows at the theatre, and we now retreat to create things of our own.

upcoming shows:

Posted in Uncategorized on September 7, 2010 by theapohadion



Whoa! Awesome Weekend!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 26, 2010 by theapohadion

9/2/2010 – Noveller / Unfact / Animal Hospital / Instant Animals

Thursday, September 2nd we’ve got a sweet show for you all.  Noveller, from Brooklyn, creates textural sound on her guitars.  Animal Hospital, from Boston, is a one man live electronic soundscaper.  Hopefully you caught his set at Space as he opened for Grouper.  If not, check him out this time!  Lastly, UnFact, brings David Wm Sims, bass player of legendary Jesus Lizard status.  He creates songs using bass loops and electronics.  Beautiful structures.  Beautiful songs.  Opening the night is Portland’s own Instant Animals.  Chris DiRocco’s latest creation of kraut-rock and pysch!  Show starts promptly at 8pm.  5 dollar donation please!



Trash Humpers is Harmony’s Korine’s latest cinematic endeavor.  Old people that hump trash, give tree branches oral sex, destroy property and graffito-tag.  We’ll screen this as an after-party to September’s First Friday art walk at 8:30 pm and again on Saturday night at the same time.  Admission is 6 dollars to help recoup the cost of this official screening.


Big Blood returns to the Apohadion on Sunday, the 5th, with Human Adult Band from New Brunswick, NJ.  This rounds out a killer weekend.  Begins at 8:30ish.  5 dollar donation requested for the touring act!

mark tipton and friends 8/27/10

Posted in Uncategorized on August 23, 2010 by theapohadion

Live music with Mark Tipton and friends this friday at The Apohadion Theatre.

Mark played here last New Year’s Eve and we’re very happy to have him back for something a little different.

for a show description, we read from Mark Tipton’s facebook page:

Mark Tipton, Dan Cole, Kyle Hardy, Hassan Muhammed, Stu Mahan, and Phil McGowan spread some ill funk and fusion around like a disease! Come and dance your pants off!

This will be an early show, starting at 7 and ending around 9:30, so it should be perfect for those who want to boogie before boogying some more somewhere else.

8/22/2010 Robert Stillman / Kurt Weisman / Micah Blue Smaldone / Poetry By Emma N. Young

Posted in Uncategorized on August 20, 2010 by theapohadion

Amazing show featuring Robert Stillman, South Portland’s Micah Blue Smaldone, Kurt Weisman and poems by Emma N Young.

This is a guaranteed feast of tones, words, depth.  We’re all excited to welcome Robert Stillman back to Maine (albeit for a limited time), and equally excited to open our stage to Kurt Weisman, who will be cycling up from Boston, so we hear.  Micah Blue Smaldone is a master of his craft.  12 string guitar and words that create perfect space.  In between acts we will have Emma N. Young reading poems from her new book.  Can’t wait for this one.

September 2nd is another amazing show featuring Portland’s Instant Animals, Noveller (Important Records, and No Fun Productions), UnFact (David Wm. Sims from the legendary Jesus Lizard) and Animal Hospital!


Posted in Uncategorized on August 15, 2010 by theapohadion

The Apohadion has recently erected a badminton court between our building and the neighboring insurance firm.  Shown above is Bob Keal from Small Sur in mid volley with opponents.  Come get yourself some.   Stay tuned for upcoming shows including August 22nd’s Robert Stillman / Kurt Weiseman  / Micah Blue Smaldone as well as September 2nd’s Noveller / UnFact (featuring David Wm. Simms of The Jesus Lizard) / Animals Hospital / and Instant Animals!

Keeping bayside united,

The Apohadion

august 12: tin ceilings/ small sur & more

Posted in Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 by theapohadion

SMALL SUR – a nicely stretched out folk group from Baltimore “Charm City”. Hear them here.
and from Portland, TIN CEILINGS -our friend Randy Illian comes to play and sing, with eyes and ears tuned by the wind and the stars.
The Apohadion is located in Portland’s vista-filled Bayside neighborhood at 107 Hanover Street.
Shows begin at 8:30 p.m., we’ll pass the hat.

august 9th: lower dens / jakob battick / white light / inoculist

Posted in Uncategorized on August 3, 2010 by theapohadion

Lower Dens, a side project of solo artist Jana Hunter, comes to the Apohadion.  Creating a dense atmosphere of distant guitars, drenched in reverb, Lower Dens take indie rock to a new place.  Mellow yet moody but loud and driving with a smoothness like you wouldn’t expect.  The vocals have a tinge of the same reverb that puts a calming touch on the picture at large.  From Balitmore, Maryland, Lower Dens are a group you don’t want to miss.  Check them out here. Locals (Ian Paige, Jeremy Robinson and Jerusha Neely) bring us a reunion of their free folk enterprise White Light that is sorely missed.  Here. Jakob Battick plays at the Apohadion for the first time with his project of beautifully crafted swells and dips with a roominess that adds dimension and defines his sound.  hear that sound here.

show will begin at the general show time of 8pm.  please bring your own beverages.  also, if you can, please donate between 5 and 10 dollars for the touring bands; it’s very much appreciated.  we’re still located at 107 hanover st.  nestled tight between the salt and the sand and the falling of bowling pins.

7/29/2010 ducktails / big trouble / herb craft

Posted in Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 by theapohadion

please come check out this amazing show: Ducktails from new jersey is dropping jaws and turning heads. (Windows-down, surf-riding mandala-rock from Matthew Mondanile’s [mem. Real Estate] psych-pop solo project, backed onstage tonight by openers Big Troubles for some full-band zones. Whisps of dream-memory tunes and warped mixtape drifts. Anthems borne of the transcendence of circular motion.)  you don’t want to miss it.  Big Trouble also on the bill (Garage-fi rubble-pop; spectral voices & fuzz guitar haze put in motion by sock-hop beats, with melody and atmosphere that connect the 80′s British underground [MBV, JAMC] with 80′s/90′s New Jersey underground [YLT, Feelies].)   And from right here, Herb Craft:  Cosmic-kraut coven-psych from this L’animaux Tryst family band [mem. Cursillistas, Tempera, Planets Around the Sun, White Light]. Free-mind music drawing lines from inner-Earth to outer-space; islands & oceans: songs and free-radical orbits. Esotericized astral-folk & Saharan psych performed in a ceremonial spectrum of the wide-open.

show starts at 8pm.  please have 5 or so dollars handy for the tourers!

Pope / Village

Posted in Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 by theapohadion

New stage mural by Shon Mahoney.

village of spaces! / mother of fire! / tom k.! saturday july 24

Posted in Uncategorized on July 23, 2010 by theapohadion


(Dan B.)

Village of Spaces is the latest incarnation of Dan B. and Amy M. from Belfast, ME.  Down home folk music~~genuine to the bone. What was Uke of Spaces is now this. Mother of Fire hails from Minnesota.  Violin led, percussive psych rock. Loudness will prevail.  Tom K., from South Portland, will also be preforming.  His crooning on the mid-evil oud is not to be missed.

Starting at 8pm.  Costing anywhere from 5-10 dollars.  We’re located at 107 Hanover street in Portland’s beautiful bayside community.