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www.pressherald.com/life/cjo nnn%gi\jj_\iXc[%Zfd&c`]\&^f ?FD<@EFEN?8KĂ‹J?8GG<E@E> SOCIETY SNAPSHOTS: Avery Yale Kamila JF:@<KPJE8GJ?FKJ18m\ipPXc\BXd`cX gifm`[\jg_fkfjXe[[`jgXkZ_\j]ifd provides photos and dispatches from DX`e\Ă‹jjfZ`XcjZ\e\% Maine's social scene. LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE? CFM<K?<E@>?KC@=<6 GOT TO BOOGIE? >FKKF9FF>@<6 Listen to our picks for C`jk\ekfflig`Zbj]fi sexy 70s songs. j\opĂ‹.'jjfe^j%
FACE THE MUSIC: Live, local =8:<K?<DLJ@:1C`m\#cfZXc Xe[Y\pfe[#8`dj\cGfek`Yi`e^jpfl and beyond, Aimsel Ponti brings you dlj`Zn`k_XDX`e\YXZbY\Xk% music with a Maine backbeat.
musicandnightlife dlj`ZXe[e`^_kc`]\ Peter Frampton in sold-out show in Portland/E5 >SbS`4`O[^b]\W\a]ZR]cbaV]eW\>]`bZO\R3# â€˘N ;OYW\U<]WaS(;Of5O`QWO1]\]dS`3$N5]bBWf3% Making Noise: Max Garcia Conover/E6 â€˘ Got Tix/E7 â€˘N@Ob^WU12`SdWSe3'N 5=abOTTS`a^WQYbVSW`TOdSÂ¸%a Ratpig CD review/E9 â€˘ GO staffers pick their fave '70s albums/ElO â€˘ Listings/Ell OZPc[a3N:WabW\Ua3
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he 70s were a turbulent decade. IFTXFSFBUVSCVMFOUEFDBEF Vietnam, Kent State, Watergate, Black 7JFUOBN ,FOU4UBUF 8BUFSHBUF #MBDL Panthers, Patty Hearst, gas shortages, 1BOUIFST 1BUUZ)FBSTU HBTTIPSUBHFT the Iranian hostage crisis, the Three Mile UIF*SBOJBOIPTUBHFDSJTJT UIF5ISFF.JMF Island disaster, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, infla*TMBOEEJTBTUFS 1PM1PU *EJ"NJO JOnB tion, energy crisis, malaise. UJPO FOFSHZDSJTJT NBMBJTF But that's not what we're commemorat#VUUIBUTOPUXIBUXFSFDPNNFNPSBU ing this week. JOHUIJTXFFL What you now hold in your hands (or 8IBUZPVOPXIPMEJOZPVSIBOET PS are reading online for free, in which case BSFSFBEJOHPOMJOFGPSGSFF JOXIJDIDBTF I highly recommend that you to pick up *IJHIMZSFDPNNFOEUIBUZPVUPQJDLVQ a print version so you can appreciate the BQSJOUWFSTJPOTPZPVDBOBQQSFDJBUFUIF magnificent designs by Sally Tyrrell ErNBHOJmDFOUEFTJHOTCZ4BMMZ5ZSSFMM&S icson and John Willhoite - really, I'm not JDTPOBOE+PIO8JMMIPJUFoSFBMMZ *NOPU kidding) is an homage to '70s cheese. LJEEJOH JTBOIPNBHFUPTDIFFTF I'm talking disco music, shag carpet*NUBMLJOHEJTDPNVTJD TIBHDBSQFU ing and platform shoes with live goldfish JOHBOEQMBUGPSNTIPFTXJUIMJWFHPMEmTI in the heels. Lava lamps and black-light JOUIFIFFMT-BWBMBNQTBOECMBDLMJHIU posters. Playing with an Evel Knievel QPTUFST1MBZJOHXJUIBO&WFM,OJFWFM stunt cycle in the backyard while munchTUVOUDZDMFJOUIFCBDLZBSEXIJMFNVODI ing on a Chunky candy bar, sipping on a JOHPOB$IVOLZDBOEZCBS TJQQJOHPOB bottle of Orange Crush and listening to CPUUMFPG0SBOHF$SVTIBOEMJTUFOJOHUP Casey Kasem's top 40 countdown on a $BTFZ,BTFNTUPQDPVOUEPXOPOB transistor radio while your older sister USBOTJTUPSSBEJPXIJMFZPVSPMEFSTJTUFS sunbathed with baby oil and yelled at you TVOCBUIFEXJUICBCZPJMBOEZFMMFEBUZPV to stop throwing lawn darts at the bratty UPTUPQUISPXJOHMBXOEBSUTBUUIFCSBUUZ kid who lived next door. LJEXIPMJWFEOFYUEPPS You can thank (or blame) Peter Framp:PVDBOUIBOL PSCMBNF 1FUFS'SBNQ ton for this if you want, because it was UPOGPSUIJTJGZPVXBOU CFDBVTFJUXBT his celebration of the 35th anniversary of IJTDFMFCSBUJPOPGUIFUIBOOJWFSTBSZPG "Frampton Comes Alive!" that sparked i'SBNQUPO$PNFT"MJWFwUIBUTQBSLFE the idea for a 70s-themed GO. He'll play UIFJEFBGPSBTUIFNFE(0)FMMQMBZ the album in its entirety to a sold-out UIFBMCVNJOJUTFOUJSFUZUPBTPMEPVU crowd at the State Theatre on Tuesday, DSPXEBUUIF4UBUF5IFBUSFPO5VFTEBZ and you can read all about it on Page E5. BOEZPVDBOSFBEBMMBCPVUJUPO1BHF& But truth be told, we were just looking #VUUSVUICFUPME XFXFSFKVTUMPPLJOH for an excuse to pay tribute to the decade GPSBOFYDVTFUPQBZUSJCVUFUPUIFEFDBEF of our youth. All of us on the GO staff grew PGPVSZPVUI"MMPGVTPOUIF(0TUBGGHSFX up in the 70s or went to college in the VQJOUIFTPSXFOUUPDPMMFHFJOUIF 70s. (And we remember at least some of T "OEXFSFNFNCFSBUMFBTUTPNFPG it. There was a reason Cheech and Chong JU5IFSFXBTBSFBTPO$IFFDIBOE$IPOH were so popular, you know.) XFSFTPQPQVMBS ZPVLOPX
Faster than you could say "far out," 'BTUFSUIBOZPVDPVMETBZiGBSPVU w we hunted down old photos, cued up XFIVOUFEEPXOPMEQIPUPT DVFEVQ some tunes and set about embracing the TPNFUVOFTBOETFUBCPVUFNCSBDJOHUIF decade with a big, sloppy, Bubblicious-flaEFDBEFXJUIBCJH TMPQQZ #VCCMJDJPVTnB vored kiss. WPSFELJTT So sit back, relax, and join us on a jour4PTJUCBDL SFMBY BOEKPJOVTPOBKPVS ney of the music, the movies, the catchOFZPGUIFNVTJD UIFNPWJFT UIFDBUDI phrases, the fashion and the trends - good QISBTFT UIFGBTIJPOBOEUIFUSFOEToHPPE and bad - that made us forget things like BOECBEoUIBUNBEFVTGPSHFUUIJOHTMJLF long lines at the gas station and the missMPOHMJOFTBUUIFHBTTUBUJPOBOEUIFNJTT ing Nixon tapes. JOH/JYPOUBQFT And have a nice day. "OEIBWFBOJDFEBZ Deputy Managing Editor Rod Harmon may be 2S^cbg;O\OUW\U3RWb]`@]R6O`\[OgPS contacted at 791-6450 or at: Q]\bOQbSROb%'$"#]`Ob( rharmon(3)pressherald. com `VO`\.^`SaaVS`OZRQ][
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To mark the 35th anniversary of "Frampton B][O`YbVS!#bVO\\WdS`aO`g]TÂľ4`O[^b]\ Comes Alive!', Peter Frampton will play the album 1][Sa/ZWdSÂ¸>SbS`4`O[^b]\eWZZ^ZOgbVSOZPc[ in its entirety at a sold-out show at the State. W\WbaS\bW`SbgObOa]ZR]cbaV]eObbVSAbObS
eter Frampton vividly remembers the FUFS'SBNQUPOWJWJEMZSFNFNCFSTUIF shows that were recorded for his landTIPXTUIBUXFSFSFDPSEFEGPSIJTMBOE mark live album, "Frampton Comes NBSLMJWFBMCVN i'SBNQUPO$PNFT Alive!" - particularly the concert at "MJWFwoQBSUJDVMBSMZUIFDPODFSUBU Winterland in San Francisco, which 8JOUFSMBOEJO4BO'SBODJTDP XIJDI comprised most of the album. DPNQSJTFENPTUPGUIFBMCVN But it might be surprising to know that the most mem#VUJUNJHIUCFTVSQSJTJOHUPLOPXUIBUUIFNPTUNFN orable aspect for Frampton of the Winterland show (as PSBCMFBTQFDUGPS'SBNQUPOPGUIF8JOUFSMBOETIPX BT well as a pair of concerts the preceding nights in Marin XFMMBTBQBJSPGDPODFSUTUIFQSFDFEJOHOJHIUTJO.BSJO County) wasn't related that much to the performances $PVOUZ XBTOUSFMBUFEUIBUNVDIUPUIFQFSGPSNBODFT on stage themselves. POTUBHFUIFNTFMWFT "We were headlining for the first time in the Bay i8FXFSFIFBEMJOJOHGPSUIFmSTUUJNFJOUIF#BZ area," Frampton said in a recent phone interview. BSFB w'SBNQUPOTBJEJOBSFDFOUQIPOFJOUFSWJFX "That was very nerve-wracking, because it overi5IBUXBTWFSZOFSWFXSBDLJOH CFDBVTFJUPWFS shadowed the fact that there was a truck outside TIBEPXFEUIFGBDUUIBUUIFSFXBTBUSVDLPVUTJEF (recording)... It was the first time my name was SFDPSEJOH y*UXBTUIFmSTUUJNFNZOBNFXBT the only name on the ticket, and I was the guy UIFPOMZOBNFPOUIFUJDLFU BOE*XBTUIFHVZ they came to see. So that's why they're so indelUIFZDBNFUPTFF4PUIBUTXIZUIFZSFTPJOEFM ible to me." JCMFUPNFw That's not to say that Frampton 5IBUTOPUUPTBZUIBU'SBNQUPO doesn't remember the shows themEPFTOUSFNFNCFSUIFTIPXTUIFN Please see FRAMPTON, PageE26 Gc\Xj\j\\4@/;>B=<GX^\<)-
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More than 35 years after he .PSFUIBOZFBSTBGUFSIF played bass on one of the bestQMBZFECBTTPOPOFPGUIFCFTU selling live albums of all time TFMMJOHMJWFBMCVNTPGBMMUJNF - "Frampton Comes Alive!" oi'SBNQUPO$PNFT"MJWFw - Stan Sheldon still doesn't o4UBO4IFMEPOTUJMMEPFTOU completely understand how DPNQMFUFMZVOEFSTUBOEIPX the famed "talk box" works. UIFGBNFEiUBMLCPYwXPSLT The "talk box" was the device 5IFiUBMLCPYwXBTUIFEFWJDF that allowed Frampton's voice UIBUBMMPXFE'SBNQUPOTWPJDF to sound like a guitar and his UPTPVOEMJLFBHVJUBSBOEIJT guitar to sound like a voice, HVJUBSUPTPVOEMJLFBWPJDF most notably when he asked NPTUOPUBCMZXIFOIFBTLFE the audience in a robotic UIFBVEJFODFJOBSPCPUJD monotone, "Do you feel like we NPOPUPOF i%PZPVGFFMMJLFXF do?"w EP "Everybody wants to know i&WFSZCPEZXBOUTUPLOPX about the talk box, everybody BCPVUUIFUBMLCPY FWFSZCPEZ asks me how it works, but I'm BTLTNFIPXJUXPSLT CVU*N not sure I know," said Sheldon, OPUTVSF*LOPX wTBJE4IFMEPO 61, during a recent phone in EVSJOHBSFDFOUQIPOFJO terview. "I know he had a tube UFSWJFXi*LOPXIFIBEBUVCF from his mouth, and there was GSPNIJTNPVUI BOEUIFSFXBT sort of a blending of the guitar TPSUPGBCMFOEJOHPGUIFHVJUBS sound with his voice, and that TPVOEXJUIIJTWPJDF BOEUIBU Peter could manipulate the 1FUFSDPVMENBOJQVMBUFUIF sound. I know Stevie Wonder TPVOE*LOPX4UFWJF8POEFS used it first, and that's where VTFEJUmSTU BOEUIBUTXIFSF Peter heard it." 1FUFSIFBSEJUw But the talk box was only part #VUUIFUBMLCPYXBTPOMZQBSU of the reason why "FrampPGUIFSFBTPOXIZi'SBNQ ton Comes Alive!" became a UPO$PNFT"MJWFwCFDBNFB ground-breaking hit in 1976 HSPVOECSFBLJOHIJUJO and established the live album BOEFTUBCMJTIFEUIFMJWFBMCVN as an important commercial BTBOJNQPSUBOUDPNNFSDJBM and musical force. It's still BOENVTJDBMGPSDF*UTTUJMM used as a benchmark for live VTFEBTBCFODINBSLGPSMJWF albums today, and lives on by BMCVNTUPEBZ BOEMJWFTPOCZ virtue of continued airplay on WJSUVFPGDPOUJOVFEBJSQMBZPO classic rock stations. DMBTTJDSPDLTUBUJPOT "Frampton Comes Alive!" i'SBNQUPO$PNFT"MJWFw was, and is, so big that FrampXBT BOEJT TPCJHUIBU'SBNQ Please see SHELDON, PageE26 Gc\Xj\j\\A63:2=<GX^\<)-
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ALT-POP ROCKERS Jack's Mannequin /:B>=>@=193@A8OQYÂ¸a;O\\S_cW\ will play tonight at the State Theatre, eWZZ^ZOgb]\WUVbObbVSAbObSBVSOb`S heading up a triple bill that also VSORW\Uc^Ob`W^ZSPWZZbVObOZa] includes Jukebox the Ghost and Allen Stone. W\QZcRSa8cYSP]fbVS5V]abO\R/ZZS\Ab]\S WHEN: 7 p.m. today E63<(%^[b]ROg WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., E63@3(AbObSBVSOb`S$'1]\U`SaaAb Portland >]`bZO\R HOW MUCH: $23 6=E;C16( ! INFO: (800) 745-3000; statetheatreportland.com 7<4=(&%"#!)abObSbVSOb`S^]`bZO\RQ][
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BY(BSDJB$POPWFSJTB1PSUMBOE ax Garcia Conover is a Portlandbased singer-songwriter with a CBTFETJOHFSTPOHXSJUFSXJUIB brand-new EJ^ i#JSDIFT-Pw"MMQSP "Birches Lo." All proCSBOEOFX&1 ceeds from sales go to Chewonki, a Maine DFFETGSPNTBMFTHPUP$IFXPOLJ B.BJOF nonprofit that offers programs to foster OPOQSPmUUIBUPGGFSTQSPHSBNTUPGPTUFS an appreciation for the natural world and BOBQQSFDJBUJPOGPSUIFOBUVSBMXPSMEBOE working in community with others. The XPSLJOHJODPNNVOJUZXJUIPUIFST5IF CD-release show is next week, and GO $%SFMFBTFTIPXJTOFYUXFFL BOE(0 got the low-down on "Birches Lo" and the HPUUIFMPXEPXOPOi#JSDIFT-PwBOEUIF musical life of its creator. NVTJDBMMJGFPGJUTDSFBUPS
You live in Portland, but where are :PVMJWFJO1PSUMBOE CVUXIFSFBSF you originally from? ZPVPSJHJOBMMZGSPN I grew up in a small *HSFXVQJOBTNBMM town on the western UPXOPOUIFXFTUFSO tip of New York. Lots UJQPG/FX:PSL-PUT of my songs are set PGNZTPOHTBSFTFU in those childJOUIPTFDIJME hood landscapes. IPPEMBOETDBQFT I came up to *DBNFVQUP Maine for college, .BJOFGPSDPMMFHF left for a bit, and MFGUGPSBCJU BOE came back to DBNFCBDLUP Portland a year or 1PSUMBOEBZFBSPS so ago. I've been TPBHP*WFCFFO blown away by the CMPXOBXBZCZUIF community here, music and otherwise, DPNNVOJUZIFSF NVTJDBOEPUIFSXJTF and I'll be staying for a while. BOE*MMCFTUBZJOHGPSBXIJMF
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775-3458 %%#!"#& March 8 - Carolina Chocolate Drops, ;O`QV&Âł1O`]ZW\O1V]Q]ZObS2`]^a 8 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. $24. &^[Ab`O\RBVSOb`S@]QYZO\R " The latest BVSZObSab RocklandStrand.com; 594-0070 @]QYZO\RAb`O\RQ][)#'"% On sale 10 a.m. Friday - Heritage Hunter =\aOZSO[4`WROgÂł6S`WbOUS6c\bS` March 9 - Enter the Haggis, 8 p.m., Port ;O`QV'Âł3\bS`bVS6OUUWa&^[>]`b Tour: Mastodon and Opeth with Ghost, 7:30 B]c`(;Oab]R]\O\R=^SbVeWbV5V]ab%(! City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $30. 1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\R#b]! p.m. April 4, State Theatre, Portland. $30/ ^[/^`WZ"AbObSBVSOb`S>]`bZO\R! Portcitymusichall.com; (888) 512-SHOW >]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][)&&&# A6=E $35. Statetheatreportland.com; (800) 745!#AbObSbVSOb`S^]`bZO\RQ][)&%"# March 9 - Jonathan Sarty with The ;O`QV'Âł8]\ObVO\AO`bgeWbVBVS 3000; Cumberland County Civic Center !)1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS` White Mountain Boys, 8 p.m., Jonathan's, EVWbS;]c\bOW\0]ga&^\ObVO\Â¸a box office P]f]TÂżQS Ogunquit. $20. 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Statetheatreportland >]`bZO\R ! #AbObSbVSOb`S^]`bZO\R Bus, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, Portland. 0ca&^[>]`b1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\R .com; (800) 745-3000; Cumberland County Q][)&%"#!)1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg $10 to $20. Portcitymusichall.com; (888) b] >]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][)&&& Civic Center box office 1WdWQ1S\bS`P]f]TÂżQS 512-SHOW # A6=E On sale 10 a.m. Friday - Godsmack and =\aOZSO[4`WROgÂł5]Ra[OQYO\R March 15 - Bob Marley, 8 p.m., Stone ;O`QV#Âł0]P;O`ZSg&^[Ab]\S Staind, 5 p.m. May 18, Bangor Waterfront AbOW\R#^[;Og&0O\U]`EObS`T`]\b Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $27.50. ;]c\bOW\/`ba1S\bS`0`]e\ÂżSZR %# Pavilion. $47.50. Waterfrontconcerts.com; >OdWZW]\"%#EObS`T`]\bQ]\QS`baQ][) Stonemountainartscenter.com; 935-7292 Ab]\Sc\bOW\O`baQS\bS`Q][)'!#% ' (800) 745-3000 &%"#! March 16 - Bob Marley, 8 p.m., Jonathan's, ;O`QV$Âł0]P;O`ZSg&^\ObVO\Â¸a On sale 10 a.m. Friday - Country =\aOZSO[4`WROgÂł1]c\b`g Ogunquit. $25. Jonathansrestaurant.com; =Uc\_cWb #8]\ObVO\a`SabOc`O\bQ][) Throwdown with Gary Allan, Justin Moore, BV`]eR]e\eWbV5O`g/ZZO\8cabW\;]]`S 646-4526 $"$"# $ Josh Thompson, Sunny Sweeney and Eric 8]aVBV][^a]\Ac\\gAeSS\SgO\R3`WQ Courtesy photo ;O`QV$ÂłÂľAbO`a]\7QSÂś%(!^[ 1]c`bSag^V]b] March 16 - "Stars on Ice," 7:30 p.m., Paslay, 3 p.m. May 26, Meadowbrook U.S. >OaZOg!^[;Og $;SOR]eP`]]YCA Toots and The Maytals are at the Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. 1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`>]`bZO\R B]]baO\RBVS;OgbOZaO`SObbVS Cellular Pavilion, Gilford, N.H. $$29.75 to 1SZZcZO`>OdWZW]\5WZT]`R<6 '%#b] to $125. Ticketmaster.com; #b] #BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) State Theatre in Portland on March 21. AbObSBVSOb`SW\>]`bZO\R]\;O`QV $25 $66.25. Meadowbrook.net; (603) 293-4700 $$ #;SOR]eP`]]Y\Sb)$! '!"% Tickets go on sale Friday. (800) 745-3000 &%"#! BWQYSbaU]]\aOZS4`WROg On sale 10 a.m. Friday - Godsmack with =\aOZSO[4`WROgÂł5]Ra[OQYeWbV March 16 - The Head & The Heart, 8 p.m., ;O`QV$ÂłBVS6SORBVS6SO`b&^[ Staind, 6:30 p.m. May 16, Verizon Wireless AbOW\R$(!^[;Og$DS`Wh]\EW`SZSaa State Theatre, Portland. $18/$20. State AbObSBVSOb`S>]`bZO\R& AbObS Arts Center, Brownfield. $17.50. Stone /`ba1S\bS`0`]e\ÂżSZR%#Ab]\S Arena, Manchester, N.H. $39.50 to $49.50. /`S\O;O\QVSabS`<6!'#b]"'# theatreportland.com; (800) 745-3000; bVSOb`S^]`bZO\RQ][)&%"#!) mountainartscenter.com; 935-7292 c\bOW\O`baQS\bS`Q][)'!#% ' Ticketmaster.com; (800) 745-3000 BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! Cumberland County Civic Center box office 1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`P]f]TÂżQS Feb. 17 - Paula Poundstone, 8 4SP%Âł>OcZO>]c\Rab]\S& On sale noon Friday - Kevin Hart, 9:45 p.m. ^\ObVO\Â¸a=Uc\_cWb!%# =\aOZS\]]\4`WROgÂł9SdW\6O`b'("#^[ March 17 - Stephen Kellogg and The ;O`QV%ÂłAbS^VS\9SZZ]UUO\RBVS p.m., Jonathan's, Ogunquit. $37.50. April 5, Wilbur Theatre, Boston. $81.50. /^`WZ#EWZPc`BVSOb`S0]ab]\&# Sixers, 8 p.m., Jonathan's, Ogunquit. $30. AWfS`a&^\ObVO\Â¸a=Uc\_cWb! Jonathansrestaurant.com; 646-4526 8]\ObVO\a`SabOc`O\bQ][)$"$"# $ Ticketmaster.com; (800) 745-3000 BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! Jonathansrestaurant.com; 646-4526 $ Feb. 17 - Jonny Lang, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 8]\ObVO\a`SabOc`O\bQ][)$"$"# 4SP%Âł8]\\g:O\U&^[AbObSBVSOb`S On sale noon Friday - RAIN: A Tribute to =\aOZS\]]\4`WROgÂł@/7<(/B`WPcbSb] March 17 - RJD2,&^[>]`b1Wbg 8 p.m., Port City Portland. $25 to $35. Statetheatreportland ;O`QV%Âł@82 >]`bZO\R #b]!#AbObSbVSOb`S^]`bZO\R The Beatles, 2^[/^`WZ"EWZPc`BVSOb`S p.m. April 14, Wilbur Theatre, Q][)&%"#! BVS0SObZSa Music Hall, Portland. $20 to $40. ;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\R b]" .com; (800) 745-3000 Boston. $82.Ticketmaster.com; (800) 7450]ab]\& BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"# Portcitymusichall.com; (888) 512-SHOW >]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][)&&&# A6=E Feb. 17 - The Skatalites, 8 p.m., Port 4SP%ÂłBVSAYObOZWbSa&^[>]`b 3000 ! March 18 - Harlem Globetrotters, 2^[ p.m., ;O`QV&Âł6O`ZS[5Z]PSb`]bbS`a City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $30. 1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\R#b]! On sale noon Friday - Nanci Griffith, 8 p.m. >]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][)&&&# =\aOZS\]]\4`WROgÂł<O\QW5`WTÂżbV&^[ Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. 1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`>]`bZO\R Portcitymusichall.com; (888) 512-SHOW A6=E April 22,EWZPc`BVSOb`S0]ab]\!$b] Wilbur Theatre, Boston. $36 to /^`WZ $32b]&%&BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) to $87.80. Ticketmaster.com; ! Feb. 18 - Inspectah Deck, 8 p.m., Port 4SP&Âł7\a^SQbOV2SQY&^[>]`b $44.20. Ticketmaster.com; (800) 745-3000 1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\R#b]! "" BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! (800) 745-3000 &%"#! City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $30. On sale noon Friday - Slaughterhouse, =\aOZS\]]\4`WROgÂłAZOcUVbS`V]caS Portcitymusichall.com; (888) 512-SHOW >]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][)&&&# A6=E 8:30 p.m. May 2,EWZPc`BVSOb`S0]ab]\ Wilbur Theatre, Boston. $27 &(!^[;Og % 4SP Feb. 21 - Ruth Moody Band, 8 Âł@cbV;]]Rg0O\R& Please see TIX, PageE26 Gc\Xj\j\\B7FGX^\<)- to $33. Ticketmaster.com; (800) 745-3000 b]!!BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! p.m., Jonathan's, Ogunquit. $22.50. ^\ObVO\Â¸a=Uc\_cWb # On sale 10 a.m. Saturday - Beats Antique, 8 8]\ObVO\a`SabOc`O\bQ][)$"$"# =\aOZSO[AObc`ROgÂł0SOba/\bW_cS& Jonathansrestaurant.com; 646-4526 $ p.m. May 10, Port City Music Hall, Portland. 4SP ^[;Og>]`b1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\R Feb. 24 - Joan Osborne, 8 p.m., One "Âł8]O\=aP]`\S&^[=\S $18 to $40. 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Ticketmaster.com; Feb. 26 - Suzanne Vega, 8 p.m., Stone >]`bZO\R#b]$BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) 4SP $ÂłAchO\\SDSUO&^[Ab]\S February 10 & 11 ~ Outside Ice Bar & Martini Luge ~ Starting at Hpm %"14!18 9432)$%#%!1!13).)4'%93!13).'!30Theciviccenter.com; (800) 745-3000 Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $55. BVSQWdWQQS\bS`Q][)&%"#! ;]c\bOW\/`ba1S\bS`0`]e\ÂżSZR## Featuring Cold River Vodka and Gin, ice wine, draft beer & hot toddies. %!341).'/,$)5%1/$+!!.$).)#%6).%$1!&3"%%1(/33/$$)%2 Feb. 10 - Le Vent du Nord, 8 p.m., One Stonemountainartscenter.com; 935-7292 4SPÂł:SDS\bRc<]`R&^[=\S Ab]\Sc\bOW\O`baQS\bS`Q][)'!#% ' Longfellow Square, Portland. $25/$28. Feb. 28 - Chevelle, Middle Class Rut and :]\UTSZZ]eA_cO`S>]`bZO\R # & Pulled pork and sausage specials. Sealing inside and out. 4SP &Âł1VSdSZZS;WRRZS1ZOaa@cbO\R 4,,%$0/1+!.$2!42!'%20%#)!,2 %!3).').2)$%!.$/43 Onelongfellowsquare.com; 761-1757 Janus, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, Portland. =\SZ]\UTSZZ]ea_cO`SQ][)%$%#% 8O\ca%(!^[AbObSBVSOb`S>]`bZO\R Feb. 10 - James Montgomery and Barrence $25/$30. February 10-1H ~ Offering a special Valentine's Day prix fixe menu ~ Starting at 5pm Statetheatreportland.com; (800) %"14!18 9&&%1).'!20%#)!,!,%.3).%2!801)7&)7%-%.493!13).'!304SPÂł8O[Sa;]\bU][S`gO\R0O``S\QS #!AbObSbVSOb`S^]`bZO\RQ][)& Whitfield, 7 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 745-3000; Cumberland County Civic EVWbÂżSZR%^[>]`b1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ %"#!)1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ 3-course meal with five featured entrees. #/412%-%!,6)3(&)5%&%!341%$%.31=%2 Portland. $15 to $30. 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Source: "Happy Days" A]c`QS(Âľ6O^^g2OgaÂś (TV series, 1974-1984) BDaS`WSa'%"'&" The 70s became the first BVSÂ¸%aPSQO[SbVSÂż`ab decade where nostalgia RSQORSeVS`S\]abOZUWO was cool, and there was eOaQ]]ZO\RbVS`SeOa nothing more cool than the \]bVW\U`SQ]]ZbVO\bVS '5Os. Hence "Happy Days," Â¸#a6S\QSÂľ6O^^g2OgaÂś a sitcom following the OaWbQ][T]ZZ]eW\UbVS lives of three teenage boys ZWdSa]TbV`SSbSS\OUSP]ga and their scene-stealing O\RbVSW`aQS\SabSOZW\U hoodlum friend, Arthur V]]RZc[T`WS\R/`bVc` "Fonzie" Fonzarelli. While Âľ4]\hWSÂś4]\hO`SZZWEVWZS teens of the '5Os were no bSS\a]TbVSÂ¸#aeS`S\] doubt as potty-mouthed R]cPbOa^]bbgcbVSR as the rest of us, you still OabVS`Sab]Tcag]cabWZZ couldn't say those words Q]cZR\Â¸baOgbV]aSe]`Ra on television, so we got ]\bSZSdWaW]\a]eSU]b the ultimate '5O-come-7Os bVScZbW[ObSÂ¸#Q][SÂ¸%a put-down: "Sit on it!" ^cbR]e\(ÂľAWb]\WbÂś
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unleash a lifetime w o r t h of c\ZSOaVOZWTSbW[Se]`bV]T anguish and defiance in one O\UcWaVO\RRSÂżO\QSW\]\S 11-track package. Screaming b`OQY^OQYOUSAQ`SO[W\U one m o m e n t and whisper]\S[S\bO\ReVWa^S` ing the next, he leaves W\UbVS\SfbVSZSOdSa nothing off limits, f r o m his \]bVW\U]TTZW[WbaT`][VWa a b a n d o n m e n t as a child on OPO\R]\[S\bOaOQVWZR]\ "Mother" and his disdain for Âľ;]bVS`ÂśO\RVWaRWaROW\T]` obsessed fans in "I Found ]PaSaaSRTO\aW\Âľ74]c\R O u t " to his o w n sense of in=cbÂśb]VWa]e\aS\aS]TW\ security on "Working Class aSQc`Wbg]\ÂľE]`YW\U1ZOaa Hero." 6S`]Âś A n d just in case listen/\RXcabW\QOaSZWabS\ ers were uncertain about S`aeS`Sc\QS`bOW\OP]cb w h a t lay ahead, he makes it eVObZOgOVSORVS[OYSaWb clear in no uncertain terms QZSO`W\\]c\QS`bOW\bS`[a ]\Âľ5]RÂś(Âľ7R]\Â¸bPSZWSdS on "God": "I don't believe -,_._, i i _ _ ^ ^ â€ž , _ ^ u ^ ^ i @]R6O`\Â¸aaQV]]Z . . , / , â€˘ . . , ,Rod Harmons school W\0SObZSa7XcabPSZWSdSW\ ^WQbc`ST`]['%! in Beatles/ I just believe in . , , i n - 7 [SG]Y]O\R[SÂłbVObÂ¸a ~, / w i -i ~, 4-t- 4-> p i c t u r e f r o m 1973. `SOZWbgÂś:WYSWb]`\]b:S\\]\eOaU]W\Ub]T]`USVWa K m e / Y o k o and me - that s ]e\^ObVT`][\]e]\]\VWa]e\bS`[aO\SfO[^ZS reality." Like it or not, Lennon was going#gSO`a to forge his bVObVOaaS`dSR[SeSZZ]dS`bVS^Oab o w n path f r o m now on, on his o w n terms, an example Â´@]R6O`\5=3RWb]` that has served me well over the past 25 years.
It was 1971, the year I went off to college. I loved 7beOa'%bVSgSO`7eS\b]TTb]Q]ZZSUS7Z]dSR everything a b o u t "At Fillmore East," f r o m the grainy SdS`gbVW\UOP]cbÂľ/b4WZZ`S3OabÂśT`][bVSU`OW\g black-and-white cover p h o t o of the boys, w h o looked PZOQYO\ReVWbSQ]dS`^V]b]]TbVSP]gaeV]Z]]YSR like everything an 18-year-old guy t h o u g h t a rock band ZWYSSdS`gbVW\UO\&gSO`]ZRUcgbV]cUVbO`]QYPO\R should look like (hairy and r o w d y and hooting it up) to aV]cZRZ]]YZWYSVOW`gO\R`]eRgO\RV]]bW\UWbc^b] the t w o vinyl records tucked inside, which I still have, bVSbe]dW\gZ`SQ]`RabcQYSRW\aWRSeVWQV7abWZZVOdS scratched and stained f r o m countless d o r m parties. aQ`ObQVSRO\RabOW\SRT`][Q]c\bZSaaR]`[^O`bWSa (I have since upgraded to CD, which has sustained 7VOdSaW\QSc^U`ORSRb]12eVWQVVOaacabOW\SR countless more listenings.) 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Post" and, my personal favorite, "Statesboro Blues"? >]abÂśO\R[g^S`a]\OZTOd]`WbSÂľAbObSaP]`]0ZcSaÂś- Never mind the '70s, this is one of the greatest al<SdS`[W\RbVSÂ¸%abVWaWa]\S]TbVSU`SObSabOZ To this day, priceless. B]bVWaROg^`WQSZSaa bums of any decade. Granted, I was a tiny t o t when it â€” John Willhoite, Designer Pc[a]TO\gRSQORS5`O\bSR7eOaObW\gb]beVS\Wb Â´8]V\EWZZV]WbS2SaWU\S` was released in summer 1972, eOa`SZSOaSRW\ac[[S`'% but upon discovering it circa Pcbc^]\RWaQ]dS`W\UWbQW`QO 1984, this is the record that '&"bVWaWabVS`SQ]`RbVOb made me a lifelong Bowie fan. [ORS[SOZWTSZ]\U0]eWSTO\ Bowie's androgynous, 0]eWSÂ¸aO\R`]Ug\]ca orange-haired Z i g g y Star]`O\USVOW`SRHWUUgAbO` dust takes the listener by the RcabbOYSabVSZWabS\S`PgbVS hand t h r o u g h the end of the VO\RbV`]cUVbVSS\R]TbVS w o r l d , a psychedelic daye]`ZRO^agQVSRSZWQROg dream, fame, outer space and R`SO[TO[S]cbS`a^OQSO\R ultimately, his o w n demise. cZbW[ObSZgVWa]e\RS[WaS He does this all brilliantly 6SR]SabVWaOZZP`WZZWO\bZg w i t h songs like "Moonage eWbVa]\UaZWYSÂľ;]]\OUS Daydream," "Starman" and 2OgR`SO[ÂśÂľAbO`[O\ÂśO\R "Hang O n t o Yourself." The Âľ6O\U=\b]G]c`aSZTÂśBVS Z i g g y record also is home to HWUUg`SQ]`ROZa]WaV][Sb] t w o of rock's most famous be]]T`]QYÂ¸aabTOca guitar riffs, courtesy of Mick UcWbO``WTTaQ]c`bSag]T;WQY Ronson. The opening chords @]\a]\BVS]^S\W\UQV]`Ra B o b Keyes, left, on his 10th b i r t h d a y . 0]P9SgSaZSTb]\VWabVPW`bVROg of " Z i g g y Stardust" and ]TÂľHWUUgAbO`RcabÂśO\R "Suffragette City" are living, ÂľAcTT`OUSbbS1WbgÂśO`SZWdW\U JACKSON BROWNE, "RUNNING ON EMPTY" (1977):1 A8:BJFE9IFNE<#ĂˆILEE@E>FE<DGKPĂ‰(0.. breathing entities in the rock P`SObVW\US\bWbWSaW\bVS`]QY 7Â¸[\]bac`SWTbVS3O`bVaVWTbSReVS\7R`]^^SRbVS I'm not sure if the Earth shifted when I d r o p p e d the n' roll ether. A i m s e l P o n t i at Â¸\Â¸`]ZZSbVS` /W[aSZ>]\bWOb \SSRZS]\8OQYa]\0`]e\SÂ¸aÂľ@c\\W\U]\3[^bgÂśT]` needle on Jackson Browne's "Running on E m p t y " for There isn't a record that a b o u t 3. N o t e t h e BVS`SWa\Â¸bO`SQ]`RbVOb OP]cb!<]bSbVS bVSÂż`abbW[S0cba][SbVW\UaWU\WÂżQO\bVO^^S\SR the first time. But something significant happened. Bowie released during the s t y l i n ' muff. B o w i e 0]eWS`SZSOaSRRc`W\UbVS abgZW\Â¸[cTT0]eWS BVSa]\UabVObQ`OQYZSRT`][[ga^SOYS`aQVO\USR The songs that crackled f r o m my speakers changed '70s that I don't love. But would've approved. Â¸%abVOb7R]\Â¸bZ]dS0cb e]cZRÂ¸dSO^^`]dSR V]e7ZWabS\SRb][caWQO\RV]e7^S`QSWdSRbVSdS`g how I listened to music and how I perceived the very " Z i g g y Stardust" wins my ÂľHWUUgAbO`RcabÂśeW\a[g Q]\QS^b]TÂľU]]R[caWQÂś4`][bVOb^]W\bT]`eO`RbVS concept of " g o o d m u s i c " From that point f o r w a r d , the prize for the best of the best, and for sure, my favorite ^`WhST]`bVSPSab]TbVSPSabO\RT]`ac`S[gTOd]`WbS [caWQbVOb[ObbS`SRabb][SeOaOZZOP]cbZg`WQa music that mattered most to me was all about lyrics album of the decade. "Let the children use it, let the OZPcTbVSRSQORSÂľ:SbbVSQVWZR`S\caSWbZSbbVS and meaning. I liked songs that told stories and were O\R[SO\W\U7ZWYSRa]\UabVObb]ZRab]`WSaO\ReS`S children lose it, let all the children boogie." QVWZR`S\Z]aSWbZSbOZZbVSQVWZR`S\P]]UWSÂś laden w i t h lyrical narration. ZORS\eWbVZg`WQOZ\O``ObW]\ â€” Aimsel Ponti, News Assistant Â´/W[aSZ>]\bW<Sea/aaWabO\b The record caused a philosophical rift within my BVS`SQ]`RQOcaSRO^VWZ]a]^VWQOZ`WTbeWbVW\[g g r o u p of friends. A lot of my buddies were into hard U`]c^]TT`WS\Ra/Z]b]T[gPcRRWSaeS`SW\b]VO`R rock and heavy metal, and I m i g h t have trended in that AF?EC<EEFE#ĂˆGC8JK@:FEF98E;Ă‰(0.' JOHN LENNON, "PLASTIC 0N0 BAND" (1970):1 `]QYO\RVSOdg[SbOZO\R7[WUVbVOdSb`S\RSRW\bVOb direction. But Browne caught me ear, and his music RW`SQbW]\0cb0`]e\SQOcUVb[SSO`O\RVWa[caWQ The music of John Lennon and The Beatles has carBVS[caWQ]T8]V\:S\\]\O\RBVS0SObZSaVOaQO` challenged me to think about the songs I liked and ried me t h r o u g h o u t my life, providing an escape from QVOZZS\USR[Sb]bVW\YOP]cbbVSa]\Ua7ZWYSRO\R `WSR[SbV`]cUV]cb[gZWTS^`]dWRW\UO\SaQO^ST`][ why. an abusive childhood and giving c o m f o r t in times of eVg O\OPcaWdSQVWZRV]]RO\RUWdW\UQ][T]`bW\bW[Sa]T It was a n o t e w o r t h y record for many reasons. It was failed relationships, bad career moves and self-doubt. 7beOaO\]bSe]`bVg`SQ]`RT]`[O\g`SOa]\a7beOa TOWZSR`SZObW]\aVW^aPORQO`SS`dSaO\RaSZTR]cPb a live record, and includes tracks recorded on stage, Nothing has received more listens than "Plastic Ono OZWdS`SQ]`RO\RW\QZcRSab`OQYa`SQ]`RSR]\abOUS <]bVW\UVOa`SQSWdSR`SZWabS\abVO\Âľ>ZOabWQ=\] backstage, on the tour bus ("rolling d o w n 295 out of Band." POQYabOUS]\bVSb]c`PcaÂľ`]ZZW\UR]e\ '#]cb]T 0O\RÂś Portland, Maine") and in hotel rooms. It represents not Sporting fresh wounds f r o m The Beatles' breakup, a >]`bZO\R;OW\SÂśO\RW\V]bSZ`]][a7b`S^`SaS\ba\]b A^]`bW\UT`SaVe]c\RaT`][BVS0SObZSaÂ¸P`SOYc^O only a decade, but a personal awakening. high-profile drug bust and the public vilification of his ]\ZgORSQORSPcbO^S`a]\OZOeOYS\W\U VWUV^`]ÂżZSR`cUPcabO\RbVS^cPZWQdWZWÂżQObW]\]TVWa second wife, Lennon used his first true solo album to â€” Bob Keyes, Staff Writer aSQ]\ReWTS:S\\]\caSRVWaÂż`abb`cSa]Z]OZPc[b] Â´0]P9SgSaAbOTTE`WbS`
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VARIOUS ARTISTS, "RONCO PRESENTS IN CONCERT" (1975):1 M8I@FLJ8IK@JKJ#ĂˆIFE:FGI<J<EKJ@E:FE:<IKĂ‰(0.,
BVSPSOcbg]T`ORW]W\bVSÂ¸%aeOabVObg]cQ]cZR The beauty of radio in the '70s was that you could VSO`^]^RWaQ]a]cZ`]QYO\R\]dSZbgbc\SaOZZ]\ hear pop, disco, soul, rock and novelty tunes all on bVSaO[SabObW]\cacOZZgeWbVW\O[W\cbSa^O\ the same station, usually within a 10-minute span. BVObÂ¸aeVg7Z]dSRbVS@]\Q]O\R9BSZÂľOaaSS\]\ That's w h y I loved the Ronco and K-Tel "as seen on BDÂśOZPc[abVOb^OQYOUSROR]hS\]`be]`ORW]VWba TV" albums that packaged a dozen or t w o radio hits b]USbVS` together. EVS\7U]bÂľ@]\Q]>`SaS\ba7\1]\QS`bÂśT]`1V`Wab W h e n I g o t "Ronco Presents In Concert" for Christ[OaW\'%#ObOUS mas in 1975 at age 12,7W[[SRWObSZgaZO^^SRWb]\bVS I immediately slapped it on the bc`\bOPZSU`OPPSRObS\\Wa`OQ_cSbUcWbO`O\RO turntable, grabbed a tennis racquet (guitar) and a VOW`P`caV[WQ`]^V]\SO\RabO`bSRaW\UW\UOZZ[g hair brush (microphone), and started singing all my favorite tunes of the day. I think I finally t o o k it off the TOd]`WbSbc\Sa]TbVSROg7bVW\Y7Âż\OZZgb]]YWb]TTbVS turntable sometime during the fall of '77 bc`\bOPZSa][SbW[SRc`W\UbVSTOZZ]TÂ¸%% Consider the diversity and g o o d - t i m e grooviness of 1]\aWRS`bVSRWdS`aWbgO\RU]]RbW[SU`]]dW\Saa]T just the first four songs: "Rock The Boat" by The Hues XcabbVSÂż`abT]c`a]\Ua(Âľ@]QYBVS0]ObÂśPgBVS6cSa Corporation, "I'm Leaving it All Up to You" by Donny 1]`^]`ObW]\Âľ7Â¸[:SOdW\UWb/ZZC^b]G]cÂśPg2]\\g and Marie O s m o n d , "Put Your Hands Together" by O\R;O`WS=a\RÂľ>cbG]c`6O\RaB]USbVS`ÂśPg The O'Jays and "Takin' Care of Business" by BachBVS=Â¸8OgaO\RÂľBOYW\Â¸1O`S]T0caW\SaaÂśPg0OQV man-Turner Overdrive. There were also corny novelty [O\Bc`\S`=dS`R`WdSBVS`SeS`SOZa]Q]`\g\]dSZbg songs like "The Streak" by Ray Stevens and " W i l d a]\UaZWYSÂľBVSAb`SOYÂśPg@OgAbSdS\aO\RÂľEWZR w o o d W e e d " by Jim Stafford, danceable R&B tunes e]]RESSRÂśPg8W[AbOTT]`RRO\QSOPZS@0bc\Sa like "You Little Trustmaker" by Tymes and "Hang On ZWYSÂľG]c:WbbZSB`cab[OYS`ÂśPgBg[SaO\RÂľ6O\U=\ In There Baby" by Johnny Bristol, as well as fun fluffy 7\BVS`S0OPgÂśPg8]V\\g0`Wab]ZOaeSZZOaTc\Ă€cTTg pieces like "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace ^WSQSaZWYSÂľBVS<WUVb1VWQOU]2WSRÂśPg>O^S`:OQS and "Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" by O\RÂľ:WTSWaO@]QY0cbbVS@ORW]@]ZZSR;SÂśPg Reunion. @Sc\W]\ I like to think that album helped shape my musical 7ZWYSb]bVW\YbVObOZPc[VSZ^SRaVO^S[g[caWQOZ worldview, helping me realize that as a music listener, e]`ZRdWSeVSZ^W\U[S`SOZWhSbVObOaO[caWQZWabS\S` one can have a lot more fun if one can forget about ]\SQO\VOdSOZ]b`STc\WT]\SQO\T]`USbOP]cb the restrictive idea of musical genres and just enjoy bVS`Sab`WQbWdSWRSO]T[caWQOZUS\`SaO\RXcabS\X]g the music for w h a t it is. bVS[caWQT]`eVObWbWa A n d w h a t the music was in 1975 was all over the /\ReVObbVS[caWQeOaW\'%#eOaOZZ]dS`bVS map. [O^ â€” Ray Routhier, Staff Writer Â´@Og@]cbVWS`AbOTTE`WbS`
VARIOUS ARTISTS, "SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER" (1977):1 M8I@FLJ8IK@JKJ#ĂˆJ8KLI;8PE@>?K=<M<IĂ‰(0..
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