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The rush of Gold(ar)

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By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 01, 2013

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Princes of obscurity

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By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 25, 2013

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Artists showing support

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The local music scene was stunned last week by news of the passing of Mike Allen
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 18, 2013

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Pop fix

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The photo of Spencer Albee looking like Harry Nilsson stranded on the Aleutian Islands is one of the best local rock covers of the decade.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 26, 2013

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Goth hearts and the governor

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Mainers with some degree of self- consciousness about how their state is perceived might remember BILL MAYO, the dude who wrote the mysteriously cultish Mainah battle song "Toddy" that exploded as an uncredited Internet video in 2009.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 20, 2013

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Beneath the headlines

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In a week dominated by anxiety about the NSA tapping into our Internet activity and concern for the protestors hurt by rioting police in Istanbul's Taksim Square, we lost our ear for cheery summer jams.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 13, 2013



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True community radio

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It's been three years since the filmmaker and composer SUMNER MCKANE finished In the Blood, a documentary about the lives of turn-of-the-century Maine lumbermen and river drivers, but the project is still gaining traction.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 30, 2013

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Breaking up the band

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Why did Jesse Gertz break up Glass Fingers, his one-horse electro-hop noise jam, to start LEVERET, another solo project?
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 23, 2013

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At the drugstore

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An incredible crop of metal, crust punk, doom, and otherwise heavy bands turn up on a nasty new comp out of Boston titled SealbeardS, named after a DIY venue that was shut down last fall
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 16, 2013

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Several strings attached

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A goodly amount of ukulele news this week.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 09, 2013

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Crossing state lines


DEAD TREND, an '80s hardcore punk throwback group, slap down their debut record False Positive this week, and make it official with a show at Mathew's on May 5.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 03, 2013



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Not like all the other folk

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The youth rock camps of MAMM get all the attention, but we're almost more charmed by their programs for adults.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 10, 2013

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Spring sounds a note

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By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 04, 2013

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Let the blues rush in


If you must use something so silly as social media, be interesting about it.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 27, 2013

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Go Bang

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One band that has seemed perpetually under-the-radar the last few years is Bangor's CAPTAIN HOLLOW. Listening now to their newly released debut, the long-delayed Greatest Hits , we're wondering why.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 20, 2013

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Whiskers in the dark

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How lovely it is to find LAMINATED CAT turn up at our doorstep!
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 13, 2013



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Rock of pure substance

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Is music a type of theology? Generally not, we'd say, but now and again, a group like the WALDOS come along and we start to wonder.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 07, 2013

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Whistle (or) you work

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There were many questions answered with the surprisingly substantial profile on THE WHISTLER in the Press Herald this past week.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 27, 2013

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Species of local rockfish

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Of all the bands honoring the working-class folk traditions of the Maine coastline, few come as hardy as the longstanding eclectic acoustic unit the HOLY MACKERELS.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 20, 2013

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Crowdsourcing tradition

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Maine folk musician DAVE ROWE hit and surpassed his $2000 Kickstarter goal last week, setting the stage for a new record of his classic, deeply regionally inflected folk tunes.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 13, 2013

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Fantasize Local

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Ask anyone in town and they'll tell you the same thing: the Portland Buy Local campaign has been a resounding success.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 06, 2013


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