Arms Against a Sea, The Class Machine, No Sane Man and Machine will perform at R Space at Lincoln Street Center Saturday, June 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. on the lower level of 24 Lincoln St.

The dance/concert is chem-free and for all ages; those younger than 14 must be accompanied by a guardian. Admission will be $5 at the door.

Hailing from southern Maine, experimental rock band Arms Against a Sea brings a diverse plate of music to the table by combining a broad range of influences to create music that is technical, heartfelt, original and fun for people of all backgrounds. From intricate guitar that dances around infectious drums and bass lines to an impressive vocal arrangement, this band is a solid up-and-coming group in the Maine scene. They have shared the stage with Sparks the Rescue, Too Late the Hero, Vails Gate and many more.

Belfast’s The Class Machine have been holding a magnifying glass over rock ‘n’ roll’s bare bones until they explode since the winter of 2007. By appointing the song king, this power duo has raised the two-man, three-piece combo from novelty act to a legitimate less-is-more treatment of tenacious, gut punch songwriting. The Class Machine features lifelong rhythm section members of various bands, Nathan Raleigh on bass and vocals; and Cody Tibbetts on drums and guitar (yes, both).

Jared Cowan, Aaron Cowan, Chris Souza and Jeremy Willey form Rockland’s alternative rock band No Sane Man. Machine hails from Falmouth.

Coming up at R Space will be a prog metal show with Last Chance to Reason and A Constant Battle Saturday, July 3; and a hardcore metal show with Widow Sunday and In the Kingdom of Nightmares Saturday, July 17.

R Space at Lincoln Street Center is a new venue created to present music and performing and visual art for and by the youth of our community in a safe environment, free from alcohol and other drugs. Future plans include instruction in a number of aspects of music, to encourage area youth participation and provide them with opportunities in the musical arts.

To help R Space financially, tax-deductible donations can be made out to “Lincoln Street Center,” with “R Space” in the memo, and sent to Lincoln Street Center, P.O. Box 1631, Rockland, ME 04841. For more information, call 542-6705 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to