All posts by Emily Burnham

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.

Review: AFRAID, “Sinister Vibes” (Portland, experimental electronic)


The first 45 seconds of the first track, “Riverbank Summer ’75,” off Portland trio AFRAID’s second proper album, “Sinister Vibes,” sounds as if it’s coming towards you slowly, like a train arriving at a station, before snapping into some reverb-drenched programmed drums and, eventually, layers of sound, from keyboards to sirens to singer Jakob Battick’s […]

Review: New split singles from Maine songwriters Jacob Augustine, Earth Person

augustine salvation

Jacob Augustine: “Salvation,” backed with “Glory, Glory” by Bad Braids Big things — rawness in experience, octave-hopping singing, complex emotional states — seem to interest┬áMaine┬ásinger-songwriter-guitarist Jacob Augustine. If he’s seeking that kind of experience by using his voice, he pushes his vocals to their breaking point, from a whispered confession to a pained, wordless howl. […]