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090424_Emilia_l

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

090417_beat_list4

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

090313_Goodnight_List

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

090306_Jackson_List

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



090227_Soundbender_List

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

090220-sara_list

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

090206_beat-list

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

090130_beat_list

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

090123_smith_list

Strangeways, here we come

Everysmithever push all kinds of boundaries
Everysmithever, who put out a self-titled full-length this fall and then promptly stopped playing shows, is more than a Cambiata side project.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2009

090123_loups_list

Here we go loop-de-Loups

Six songs of Holding Hands with the Crooked Man
Justin Graves, Nathan Grieves, Micah Joe, and Nick Laskey have roots in the Maine metal scene — and you can tell.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2009

090116_beat_list

Higher ground

The Refugees are strangers in a strange land
Cindy Bullens, who has done a lot of things in the music business, recently wondered: "What? You have to get old to have success?"
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 14, 2009


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