New study shows that Bangor region has the largest percentage of pot smokers in Maine

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A study released Tuesday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) revealed changing attitudes nationwide towards marijuana usage, and the amount of people who use pot more than once a month. In particular, it showed that the Penquis region of Maine — which includes Penobscot and Piscataquis counties — has the highest […]

Reviews: Wait, “Higher and Dry” and Tuesday Morning Wrestling, “Cuts a Promo” (Bangor)

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Wait, a five-piece post-rock band based in Bangor, has done very little of what the name of their band suggests. The band, comprised of Travis Davis, Mathias Hillborn, Chris Mathews, Justin Kovacs and Dan Dawson, has only been together for about a year, and just this past spring recorded “Higher & Dry,” their debut album, on their own, and released it […]

New policy at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion means the bag you’re planning to bring is probably too big.

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Staff at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor announced this week that, in keeping with “industry standards,” concert-goers will now only be allowed to bring in one small clutch or wristlet type purse, or else bring anything they’d like to carry with them into the venue in a clear plastic bag not exceeding a certain […]

Review: Kafari, “Knockturnes” and Micromasse, “Anthropocene” (Jazz, Portland)

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Calling either Kafari’s “Knockturnes” or Micromasse’s “Anthropocene,” two new albums from a Portland solo artist and a Portland trio, respectively, by the simple genre name “jazz” is a bit misleading. Yes, they are both “jazz,” in the sense that jazz in the larger sense is encoded in both albums’ DNA and foundational to their existence. […]