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Sontiago revs the engine

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The US got three very different pictures of Maine last week.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 21, 2012

Seceding from the union

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The esteemed folk-rock songwriter ERIC BETTENCOURT is leaving us for Austin, Texas, for the winter and spring, possibly longer.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 14, 2012

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A Tiger on the loose

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New action on the horizon by art-rock band the BOX TIGER.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 08, 2012

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She’s a special lady

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As BRENDA, the excellent Portland/NYC rock trio who released the gorgeous Silver Tower in 2010, preps a proper follow-up, a two-song sampler of new work is available to download.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 31, 2012

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Dim light in the distance

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We're gonna have to resist parroting the reflexively positive blurbs about NYC-via-Maine alt-pop band TWO LIGHTS .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 24, 2012

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Working out the kinks


As Mainers find the unfolding story about the Kennebunk prostitution ring to be socially complex and all kinds of unfortunate, CAM GROVES sees the whole thing pretty simply.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2012



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Ten years haunting


For many, Halloween's a chance to dress as a slasher or a zombie or a slutty Harry Potter or something. And no shame in that!
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 10, 2012

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Down by the bay

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After a late summer renovation, BAYSIDE BOWL undertakes a seasonal reinvention this month.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 03, 2012

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Great days ahead

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We here at the Tablet can find the nostalgia industry a bit overwhelming sometimes, but now and again an idea comes along that gets it right.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 26, 2012

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Gotta stay hungry

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The whisper campaign around HI TIGER 's second record has begun.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 19, 2012

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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.
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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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