All Authors >


Latest Articles


One intrepid reporter spends seven hours at the goddamn mall

At some point or another, many seasonal shoppers end up at that 1.2 million-square-feet consumer behemoth otherwise known as the Maine Mall.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  December 04, 2013

Gallerist + Panda Bandits + Jesse Pilgrim at Mayo Street Arts, June 25

Music seen
The Gallerist, an indie-folk band from Boston, could easily ride the success of the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons — singer/songwriter Mike Collins's voice effortlessly fill the room, carrying the band from ballad to anthem.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  June 29, 2011

In the Audience + Milkman's Union + Dirty Dishes at SPACE Gallery, May 29

Music seen
Dinner ran a bit late, and when I finally arrived at SPACE, the Dirty Dishes were on their last song.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  June 01, 2011

Irish session at Brian Boru, May 1

Music seen
Every Sunday at Brian Boru from 3 to 6 pm, there is a traditional Irish music jam session.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  May 04, 2011

J. Biddy at RiRa, March 30

Music seen
J. Biddy has been a weekly staple at RiRa for quite some time. He's a human acoustic jukebox and takes requests from a printed list of his repertoire.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  April 06, 2011

Astronautalis at SPACE Gallery, March 3

Music seen
Astronautalis's latest show at SPACE Gallery in Portland was a serious love fest — possibly even more than usual because Astronautalis tapped some local talent for his touring band.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  March 09, 2011

The Toughcats at One Longfellow Square, February 3

Music seen
When considering the bands comprising the Portland music scene, in all of its glory, it's easy to forget the Toughcats, because they don't play locally very often.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  February 09, 2011

Gully + Foam Castles + Sunset Hearts at Empire Dine and Dance, January 8

Music seen
Gully, Foam Castles, and Sunset Hearts at Empire was a veritable who's-who of the Portland indie rock scene.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  January 12, 2011

Loverless at Geno's, December 18

Music seen
Loverless aren't technically on hiatus; they just aren't playing very much. Bassist Dan MacLeod confessed he got blood blisters from practice earlier that day.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  December 29, 2010

Manuel at Fajita Grill, December 8

Music seen
It was a cold, blustery trip to Westbrook, and we were to be rewarded by hot Tex-Mex fare and margaritas. We arrived at Fajita Grill for a friend's birthday party and were immediately greeted by a six-foot Christmas tree and the warm sound of "Feliz Navidad" ringing through the restaurant — we had no idea there would be live music.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  December 15, 2010

Live review: Matt Meyer and the Gumption Junction at Blue, November 11

Music seen
On my way to see Matt Meyer and the Gumption Junction play at Blue, I made sure to get there on time.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  November 17, 2010

Live review: Tayisha Busay at Styxx, October 11

Music seen
Since Dracula Zombie USA were a one-time Portland performance, and Feel It Robot broke up, there's been a bit of a void in the Portland dance-band scene.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  October 20, 2010

Primo Cubano at Havana South, September 15

Music seen
I hadn't planned on going out that Wednesday, but sipping a cocktail while getting some writing done sounded too good to pass up.
By: AMANDA PLEAU  |  September 22, 2010
1  | 

Most Popular