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Summer’s freeze

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Among the newsiest of the chord changes in Maine music this fall, the oddball proprietors at ETERNAL OTTER RECORDS are launching a new monthly series at Zero Station, the finest forgotten little cubbyhole in Bayside.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 12, 2012

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Re-make/re-model

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We're thoroughly on board with the rebirth of Jakob Battick.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 05, 2012

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Bring back the flamenco

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Very pleased with the news that OLAS, the eight-piece flamenco-folk band and performance unit, will reunite for three shows this month after a year-long hiatus.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 29, 2012

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Homemade sauces

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Our old friends at TEA FIRST RECORDS have assembled a few honeypots for us this summer.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 22, 2012

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Flexing the goods

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Old friend SONTIAGO (a/k/a former Phoenician Sonya Tomlinson) releases the maxi-single for her huuuuuge summer hip hop/dance cut "Muscle Car" this week.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 15, 2012

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Mum's the word

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While we at Wax Tabs like to zoom in on the fringes of the music scene here in Portland, there's no glossing over the epic GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD STOPOVER festival that went down last weekend, which basically turned the Eastern Promenade into its own island carnival.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 08, 2012



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Dark entries

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Since forming around this time last year, the metal group SYLVIA have triggered many Portlanders' brutality radars with a ferocious blend of black metal, sludge, and doom.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 01, 2012

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Maine saves Latin

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'Twas a shocker to send a text to a friend the other night reading "Hey, the guitarist from Black Flag is about to perform in a warehouse two minutes from your house."
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 25, 2012

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Out for summer

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If you checked out the solo quasi-EP-release party from JACOB AUGUSTINE last weekend, you still didn't actually hear anything from the album — for lack of supporting musicians.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 18, 2012

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Banging it out

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As we enter the season of maximum enjoyment and maximum stimulation, now is the time to consider attending the area's music festivals and concert series.
By:  |  July 03, 2012

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Granting dismissal

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Portland's 7-piece funk/hiphop outfit GRANT STREET ORCHESTRA ring their final coda this week, ending a three-plus-year run during which they became one of the most revered party bands in the state.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 29, 2012



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Summer reading

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Here's the good word: an intriguing new group called LOVERS OF FICTION caught our attention recently.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 20, 2012

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The What and the Why

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A brand-new record from the thoughtful indie-folk trio IF & IT dropped a couple weeks ago, courtesy of Ron Harrity's Peapod Recordings.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 13, 2012

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French connection

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Milled Pavement re-released an EP by the industrious rapper BRZOWSKI this week — Songs for Marty , a collaboration between Brzo and the French rapper Monsieur Sai, was originally issued in limited quantities in France only by the label Good Citizen Factory.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 06, 2012

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Over the hills and far away

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Old pal MARIE MORESHEAD has since flown on to Los Angeles, but you can hear a five-track document of her travels in a new recording of gently melodic, modern folk-pop.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 30, 2012

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Blood on the tracks

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Although there's a lot of noise on the Americana circuit these days, one very clear signal is a new split LP by BIG BLOOD and MICAH BLUE SMALDONE , two of the state's most arresting practitioners of progressive contemporary folk.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 23, 2012



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Whipped into shape

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We feel pretty amped about Supercharged , the debut EP by the hardcore rock and roll band WHIP HANDS .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 16, 2012

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Twin-win situation

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A thousand congratulations to THE VEAYO TWINS , winners of this year's MAMM SLAM High School Rock Off.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 09, 2012

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Making mouths happy

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Good holy God is this JAW GEMS EP decent.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 02, 2012

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On to greener pastures

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GRAND HOTEL 's new video for "Sakura" renews the best possible premise for a music video: two adult males driving a golf cart through inappropriate terrain (see Dinosaur Jr.'s "Feel the Pain").
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 25, 2012

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Bells on parade

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We last heard from ALL THE REAL GIRLS last summer, when they shot the EP Tinsel Town on location of the set of the film Lost On Purpose .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 18, 2012


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