What's new in Maine music with Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti writes about music

for the Portland Press Herald

. We like to check in with her from time to time to get her thoughts about what's happening in Maine music.

You'll also want to follow her on Twitter, because this Sunday she's live tweeting The Grammys.

OHX

Head to ohxmusic.com to hear it for yourself. The band was started by Andrew Mead after The Other Bones disbanded. At present, Mead says OHX is more of a studio project. The new EP is called "Places" and it's crazy good. The song "Blades" features vocals from Trent Gay and Renee Coolbrith.

Expect an EP release show in about April.

Amy & The Engine

New song getting dropped on Valentine's Day on amyandtheengine.com, iTunes, You Tube and the band's FB page. It's called "Last Forever" and I can't wait for you to hear it. 100% pop gold. Sensational vocals and backing vocals. Head to the band FB page Amy &The Engine.) for a little tease of the song.

SHOWS TO GO TO:

Red Molly at The Stone Mountain Arts Center. Friday, Feb. 6 @ 8 p.m. $25. Americana trio. Vocal harmonies are to die for. The trio is Laurie MacAllister (bass). Abbie Gardner (dobro) and Molly Venter (guitar). Online at redmolly.com

Here's a video to the song "Hello Goodbye"

Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band with Miss Fairchild. Saturday night at Empire in Portland.$10, 10 p.m. 21+ show.

Head to FB and like Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band immediately.They hail from Burlington,Vermont and along with singer Kat Wright the band has 7 other members who play keys, drums, bass, guitar, saxophone, trumpet and bari saxophone. The band has a love for American music and they blend Memphis soul and new school R&B. Rumor has it, their shows are love and happiness. Here's 33 minutes of the band via YouTube. Be prepared to be blown away by Wright's voice. I certainly was!.

P.S. Two national acts you should know are coming: BUSH! Yes as in Gavin Rossdale. Saturday Feb. 21 @ Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. Tix are $40. Waterfrontconcerts.com to get 'em. Here's the video to "Chemicals Between Us."

The Juliana Hatfield Three, Thursday, Feb. 26 at Port City Music Hall in Portland. tix are $20 or $35 for preferred seating. Portcitymusichall.com. Fun Fact, Juliana was born in Newcastle, Maine. The new record is called "Whatever My Love" and it's out on Feb. 17.


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