The Return Of Our Musician Database

When this site launched in 2010, one of the key features was a local music database.  The information had been culled from personal knowledge, user submissions, defunct sites, show listings, and many other sources.  Eventually, the original tool used to build the database no longer functioned and the information fell out of date.

Today we’re happy to announce that the database is back!  With almost 500 listings, it’s by far the most comprehensive listing of Maine-connected artists.  Does that mean the work is done?  No, not at all.  We need your help to keep the list growing!  If you see someone missing or information that needs to be updated, feel free to fill out our contact form.  Additionally, we have a queue of more artists to be added soon!

The list is meant to be a bit curated and we try to look for bands and performers who have made an impact; someone who has played shows in Maine in established or known DIY venues, released albums, played festivals, or received media attention.  Please be aware this list can never cover all musicians in the state.  There may be gaps in genres, time periods, and more, but we’ll do our best to continue building out this frequently requested resource.

Launch Database

Stephen Quirk

Prior to landing his dream job at Automattic, Stephen served as Associate Director of a Boston-based non-profit overseeing the organization's technology, visual design, social networking, and event planning. For twelve years, he worked in the Technology Department at his alma mater, Maine College or Art.

Additionally, Stephen has exhibited his photography in Portland, Maine, Boston, and California. He lives just outside of Portland with his wife and two children.