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Pick up a couple bruises

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Maybe you’ve stopped in for a growler once or twice, but did you know that Bunker Brewing is now hosting shows?
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 17, 2013

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Save every city square

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We can hardly get enough of Sterling Black’s new one, Sucker, a long-player of screeching, nihilistic, totally rough-hewn punk rock and roll songs.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 11, 2013

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Get your house in order

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Government shutdown. Sounds like a brutal anti-Reagan thrash band from the ’80s, right?
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 02, 2013

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Deep hits of the fall

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Music is a fine opiate on its own, but let’s not forget that it’s also a gateway drug to dancing.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 26, 2013

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Making the cuts

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By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 26, 2013

Take it on faith

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By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 06, 2013



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Hear that train a-comin’

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By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 30, 2013

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Body music

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By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 30, 2013

Comp pile

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By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 30, 2013

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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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