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Please please me

The Leftovers are ready and eager
For pure output, not many local bands can top the Leftovers, who next week drop their fourth full-length album, Eager to Please , with Oglio/Crappy Records, since 2005's debut, Stop Drop Rock & Roll (and they had an EP before that). And we won't even take away points because "full-length," for them, doesn't quite reach 40 minutes.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 13, 2009

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No man is an island

Two rootsy discs, 20 rootsy players
Anybody who needs to be reminded of the musical talent that swirls around and intermingles throughout our fair city probably doesn't listen to a ton of local music.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 06, 2009

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Seeing Sparks

The Fearless release of Eyes to the Sun
Those hardcore fans among you already have much of Eyes to the Sun in your collection. Sparks the Rescue have been selling nine of these 12 songs on a disc they've brought to shows and mailed out from time to time.  
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 29, 2009

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Rattle your cage

Emilia Dahlin continues to push the envelope
You'll excuse Emilia Dahlin if her first release since the well-received God Machine in 2006 is a six-song EP.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 22, 2009

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Ship, ahoy!

Pigboat proves metal can Float
Pigboat are not nu metal, or speed metal, or death metal, or glam metal, or any of the other metals, really.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 15, 2009

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What can Brown do for you?

Take a walk along Eustis Ridge with Gunther
Our local alt-country renaissance continues this weekend with Gunther Brown's debut release, a five-song, 20-minute EP called Eustis Ridge.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 15, 2009



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Girls gone wild

Making Friends and cultivating Strangers
Maybe it was a good thing after all that Jeremiah Freed packed up and moved to Los Angeles. Sure, the band broke up, but in the process bassist Matt Cosby met Pete Donovan and managed to drag him back here to Maine.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 08, 2009

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The price is right

Alexander C. Irvine sees a Buyout in your future
For a guy sometimes compared to Philip K. Dick, Alex Irvine took his time in getting around to writing about the future.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2009

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Going down the road

John Paul brings Belmont Boulevard back to Maine
When John Paul comes to Slainte in a couple weeks, he'll be returning to the Portland scene where he got his start in the biz,
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2009

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Taste of Summer

Arborea remain singularly breathtaking
For pure, shimmering, lush beauty, Arborea are hard to beat.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2009

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This way out

Hudson Eakin's solo project reaches for the Bandages
This week, we study the Portland diaspora, and Hudson Eakin has gone to Worcester, of all places. Isn't that like all the worst parts of Maine and none of the best?
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 25, 2009



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Spring cleaning

Three discs you should hear as the weather warms
Without beating around the bush, here are three EPs worth hearing that have been sitting around the office a bit.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 18, 2009

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The way things will be

The Goodnight Process offer a strong debut
The Goodnight Process have a little bit of the next-big-thing about them.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 11, 2009

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Action Jackson

Screaming down the Highway, over the limit
Locally, Loverless, This Way, and now Highway Jackson are forging a bit of a rock renaissance in Portland.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 04, 2009

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Same story, different ending

Soundbender move forward by Surviving the Fall
Building from a solid base of support in the Old Orchard/Wells area of Southern Maine, Soundbender steadily created a statewide following over the past five years.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 26, 2009

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Curiouser and curiouser

Sara Hallie Richardson says hello, to say goodbye
Sara Hallie Richardson, we hardly knew ye.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 19, 2009



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On their way to Memphis

The Lomax mine the South, and the past, on their debut disc
Their name sort of gives them away.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 11, 2009

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Dance, dance, evolution

The secret weekend start the party with Energy Broadcast System
They've been working together for a long time, since the late 1990s in Florida and the nascent Slowing Room, which came to Maine to become early innovators of the Portland electronic music scene.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2009

The same mistakes?

Joshua Madore returns with D4988
Joshua Madore and his gravelly whisper entered the local scene in 2007 with The Same Mistakes.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2009

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Dry days are over for PCMH

Booze or bust
It's an all-too-common scene here in Portland: A local music venue is ready to rock, but liquor inspectors (or fire inspectors, or some kind of inspectors) haven't yet signed some important piece of paperwork.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2009

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Throw your devil down

Jacob Augustine serves notice of a big new voice with Harmonia
The last time a voice hit me like this was the first time I heard Moses Atwood's "Seventh Sin," back in 2006.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2009


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