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Distant planetary sighting

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The rascally boys of THEODORE TREEHOUSE have been recording an EP follow-up to their lauded 2010 debut, Mercury: Closest to the Sun , this month in New Hampshire's Rocking Horse Studios.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 25, 2012

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Ridin' the spine

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Got this one faxed in from classifieds: the honky-tonk band BIG ASS ROOSTER is looking for a new full-time fiddler to round out their full-on twang assault.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 18, 2012

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Maine bands Break Thru

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BRENDA  were featured on the online program Serious Business , a NY-based show that airs on Break Thru Radio.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 11, 2012

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The youth are getting restless

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Fresh from a New York jaunt where his band recorded/toured with LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER, Milkman's Union frontman HENRY JAMISON uncapped a slick new video for his song "Bright and Future" this week.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 04, 2012

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Farewell, My Lord

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Among other musical happenings you can expect in 2012, WMPG 's new radio transmitter is now running at 100 percent strength.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 28, 2011

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Margin call

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Since it's one of the Tablet's duties to explore the margins of Portland music culture, we thought we'd forego an official top 10 in favor of some hidden favorites that won't often chart.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 21, 2011



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Home video

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I t may be December, but some of these nights (particularly the weekends) offer so many interesting shows that we're scrambling around town trying to catch them all.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 14, 2011

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Bolting Cölt

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Received some sad news that WESLEY ALLEN HARTLEY 's project SPLENDORA CÖLT , which led the core trio of his Traveling Trees further down the dark trails of postpunk country, are splitting up.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 07, 2011

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Wiggin' out

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Suffice it to say, the remaining dates of the CLASH OF THE TITANS season have been moved to the Empire.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 30, 2011

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Dynamite with a laser beam

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Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? Whatever you do, don't ask Sean Slaughter.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 23, 2011

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Otter calls

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The adventurous folks at ETERNAL OTTER RECORDS have been keeping things nice and weird lately.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 16, 2011



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Silent lucidity

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After a brief stint of un-Googleability, the Lucid have gone back to being known as DOMINIC AND THE LUCID .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 09, 2011

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Mic check

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VANITYITES frontman CHRIS MOULTON has already apologized for his insulting, immature behavior at last Thursday's Equality Maine benefit, but that doesn't mean we're ready to let him off the hook.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 02, 2011

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Road show report

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Seven of our finest soundmakers played New York's Sullivan Hall last Thursday as part of the CMJ mania.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 26, 2011

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Mind the winding trails

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The local group TRAILS , who've spent the summer playing the Big Easy Wednesday-night circuit, issued a second record this month, the Trails & Co.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 19, 2011

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Vain displays

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The relentless "Get Fucked" tagline, which the band VANITYITES repeat ad nauseam in online media campaigns, has gotten a liiiiittle tired and transparent lately.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 12, 2011



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Time stands still

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You know the industry's changed when discographies for still-existing record labels get shown in art museums.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 05, 2011

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The kids will have their say

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Whoever's idea it was to launch 131 WASHINGTON ST. : nice work.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 28, 2011

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A little bit country

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The line-up for the Portland showcase at the CMJ Festival will be: SPOSE , BILLY LIBBY , THE MALLETT BROTHERS BAND , SUNSET HEARTS , THE MILKMAN'S UNION , THE TOUGHCATS , and KURT BAKER .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 21, 2011

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Old friends return

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The sinewy post-punk group HUAK drop Yorba Linda , their first full-length, named for the birthplace of Richard Nixon.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 07, 2011

Revivals + recesses

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Those who recall the work of PETER DONOVAN — who fronted the punchy, sour-luck rock and roll of ALL THE REAL GIRLS until the band's hiatus in 2009 — would be keen to know this: Donovan himself has spent the summer acting in an independent film (titled LOST ON PURPOSE ) about some guys finding themselves on a dairy farm.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 31, 2011


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