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Music Seen: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper at Empire

Music Seen
It's easy for Portland to get behind an act as well-put-together as Lady Lamb the Beekeeper.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  August 19, 2009

Music seen: Wilco

Live at the Maine State Pier, July 18, 2009
My first car was a big green Buick LeSabre, and my only options then for music were Extendo-Ride, who were awesome, and a mix tape my older sister had made, full of Wilco songs off Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  July 22, 2009

Review: Big Meat Hammer at Geno's Rock Club

Music Seen
On my way to the club, I walked hunched in the drizzle behind a fellow in a leather jacket with white paint on the back: "Punks not dead." I pondered this idea and assumed we were heading to the same place, only to watch him pass by Geno's without a glance.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  July 01, 2009

Music Seen: Seymour

Seymour at Zero Station, April 27, 2009
Seymour's gentle, mellifluous sound is the type that quiets a chattering room.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  April 29, 2009

Music seen: Turn Down Day, Marie Stella, Phantom Buffalo

Phantom Buffalo, Marie Stella and Turn Down Day at Geno's, March 28
Turn Down Day opened with a song that hovered almost entirely on the A chord, only breaking with it for a slight G on the bass to distinguish the verse from the chorus. It was a bold statement.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  April 02, 2009

Music seen: The Goodnight Process

The Goodnight Process, February 28, at Geno's
It is always a gamble when an all-ages band like The Goodnight Process wager their local draw in a 21+ venue like Geno's.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  March 04, 2009

Music seen: Pinkerton Thugs

At Geno's, January 30, 2009
It has been more than a year since Kennebunk-based punkers The Pinkerton Thugs reunited, and yet there still seems to be a resonant buzz around their return. And seeing them live, you get the sense that the band are more relevant now than ever.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  February 04, 2009

Music seen: Radiohead night

At the Big Easy, January 3
The idea for a show collecting talented Portland musicians performing as Oxfordshire's Radiohead began almost a year ago.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  January 07, 2009

Bam Bam

Music seen at Bubba's Sulky Lounge, November 29
There are a few people in town who really know how to throw a party. Three of them (Jen Batchelor and Phoenix scribes Chris Gray and Ian Paige) amalgamated their powers on Saturday at Bubba's for a party to remember.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  December 03, 2008

Dracula Zombie USA Yankee Ingenuity + Feel It Robot

Music seen November 20, at SPACE Gallery  
The best way to warm up as the cold sets in is to have a dance party. Whether SPACE's Halloween costume ball or the spontaneous Obama victory celebration in Monument Square, it seems the colder it gets, the more Portlanders want to shimmy.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  November 26, 2008

Halloween Dance Party

Music seen at SPACE Gallery, October 31, 2008
Portland brought out its dead for SPACE Gallery’s annual Halloween smash on Friday.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  November 05, 2008

Death Vessel

Music seen at SPACE Gallery, September 24, 2008
Death Vessel are something Mainers should be most proud of.  
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  October 02, 2008

Surprise Me Mr. Davis + the Low Anthem

Music seen at Space, August 8
Surprise Me Mr. Davis was not surprising if you expected a great time.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  August 13, 2008

Daro + Why Hello

Music seen at Slainte, July 12, 2008
With side projects, you always learn a thing or two about the scope of the musician’s interests and influences.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  July 16, 2008

Various and assorted artists

Music seen at the DoorYard, June 15, 2008
When someone from the audience asked the first band what their name was, no one on stage knew what to say; they seemed a little surprised by the question.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  June 18, 2008


Music seen at 14 Winter St, May 10, 2008
Music seen at 14 Winter St, May 10, 2008
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  May 14, 2008

David Dondero

Music seen at SPACE Gallery, April 12, 2008
David Dondero might be one of indie-rock’s unsung heroes.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  April 16, 2008

Wilderness + Micah Blue Smaldone

Music seen at SPACE Gallery, March 12, 2008
Wilderness returned to SPACE Gallery on Wednesday, after two years of skipping town on us.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  March 19, 2008


Music seen at Bull Moose, Scarborough, February 9, 2008
Cambiata gave a rare turned-down set at the Scarborough Bull Moose store.
By: CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  February 13, 2008
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