Local bands, local vibes, local love at State of the State II in Portland

Our friends at Portland-based Knack Factory — the media firm owned and operated by BDN blogger Alex Steed and photographer Zack Bowen — took some time out on Friday evening to attend the State of the State II concert at the State Theatre. The local music extravaganza, organized by Kyle Poissonier of Katalyst Clothing, brought together bands including the Mallett Brothers Band, Spose and Sly Chi, the Other Bones, the Wrecking, the Kenya Hall Band and Model Airplane. Alex and Zack were on hand to document the music, the vibe and the loads of local love. Watch the video above to get a sense of the musical community that’s coalesced around these bands and their fans.

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a UMaine graduate, a proud Bangorian and an arts and lifestyle writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food, from media and the Internet to theater and dance. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra, to name just a few. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. She welcomes any and all feedback or suggestions for stories.