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Friday, July 30, 2010

What to Do Tonight: The Maine

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Dressed for success
  • Dressed for success

Who says youth is wasted on the young? The Maine began in 2007, when most of the band’s members were freshly graduated from their Tempe high school. Naming themselves after a song by their favorite band Ivory, the Maine set up a MySpace page and built an audience the new-fashioned way (they’ve since racked up 77 million plays), with some additional old-school word-of-mouth. Within months, the Maine were drawing sizable crowds and released a pair of EPs with their pop-punk translation of ’90s rock influences. They released their debut album, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, in 2008, followed by a band journal packed with pics, This Is Real Life, last year. Their second album, Black and White (titled in tribute to guitarist Kennedy Brock’s total color blindness), has just been released, and they’re hitting the road for their first headlining tour. It’s only a matter of time before these kids figure out how to fix that oil leak. The Maine, with the Century, play Peabody’s at 7 p.m. Tickets: $17, $15 in advance. —Brian Baker

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