Preacher’s Fire October 2017

A super spooky month of music to look forward to y’all. Most importantly coming up Friday the 13th there are two pretty epic events happening in Portland. First, Into the Aether, featuring our favs. Falls of Rauros, and ALSO, the start of Damnationland’s film screening followed by a live performance from BeeSee, who’s featured on their super rad album soundtrack, a proud product from Acadia! Just try to be bored this month…actually don’t. Go see some great music! If you want to submit shows for November email

Here is a list of our other top picks for the month:

Saturday 10/7: Battery Steele at Geno’s 9pm
Thursday 10/12: Lacuna and others at Geno’s 8pm AND Nothing to Fear but Beer Itself, Damnationland Fundraiser at Oxbow on Washington Ave, 9pm
Friday 10/13: Into the Aether at Geno’s starting 6:30pm AND Damnationland 2017 at State 8pm
Saturday 10/14: Into the Aether at SPACE starting 7pm AND Damnationland 2017 at Mechanics Hall all day
Monday 10/16: Pink Martini and VIVA & The Reinforcements at AURA 6:30pm
Wednesday 10/25: Clara Junken and others at One Longfellow 8pm
Friday 10/27: Halloween Spooktacular with Covered in Bees, Pigboat, Johnny Cremains at Empire 9pm
Saturday 10/28: Geno’s Halloween Bash with Hessian & Drivetrain 9:30pm

Toft ATB24 Console

After a wild 24-hour-cross-country adventure we are happy to announce that we have a beautiful new-to-us 24 channel Toft ATB24 console here at Acadia!

Todd had been on the lookout for a Toft to replace our Soundcraft console for a while and Jason was also interested in a Toft, having cut his teeth on Trident 80 series consoles, designed by Malcom Toft. Recently an ATB24 came up online for a decent price, complete with the meter bridge PLUS a custom built, VERY solid wood studio desk with integrated rack spaces. The only catch–it was located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The huge wooden desk meant shipping was out of the question…

A little research revealed that it was about 1000 miles by car, a one-way truck rental was reasonable and one-way flights direct from Logan were available.  The next thing we knew, it was 2am and Todd was driving engineer Jason and intern Brian to the airport. We landed in Charlotte and were picked up at the airport by Joel, the seller. We all had breakfast (Brian got his first taste of real southern grits) and went to Joel’s studio to load the rental truck. Joel was a very cool guy and has a great spot to record.

A little over 24 hours after leaving Portland the guys were back at Acadia dropping off the new console. We had it up and running the very next day and got to use it for a session with The Mallett Brothers Band. The new board is super quiet, has fantastic analog vibe and the EQ is powerful and musical.

We can’t wait to install the beautiful solid wood studio desk (custom built by Joel) that came with the console during our annual holiday week “rewire” session where we disconnect all of our gear and perform maintenance.

Come book a session and hear our new Toft for yourself!

Preacher’s Fire September 2017

Hard to believe it’s September already, but as fall descends on us, don’t forget to head to some shows in town and support yer local musicians. This month’s cover designed by Jeff Clark @jeffclarktattoo. Submissions for next month’s issue can be emailed to

Here’s our top list of shows to check out this month:

  • Monday 9/4: KGFREEZE and others at Urban Farm Fermentory, 8pm
  • Tuesday 9/5: Lacuna, Nuclear Boots, Bumbling Woohan at Empire, 9pm
  • Friday 9/8: Cushing, 300 Calories at the Apohadion (107 Hanover), 8pm
  • Friday 9/8: Battery Steele at Bayside Bowl, 9pm
    Friday 9/8: Tall Horse, Henry Jamison, Gracie & Rachel at One Longfellow, 8pm
  • Wednesday 9/20: Shabti and others at Geno’s, 8pm
  • Saturday 9/23: Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies at Bayside Bowl, 8pm
  • Friday 9/29: Waking Windows Portland (various venues– check out their website) feat. The English Muffins, Forêt Endormie, Mouth Washington and others.
  • Saturday 9/30: KGFREEZE at Portland House of Music, 9pm
  • Saturday 9/30: Tiger Bomb at Bayside Bowl, 8pm