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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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Crossing the blue sea

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The Damariscotta-raised songwriter MOSES ATWOOD dropped a new record last week, the first since his well-received 2006 debut.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 11, 2012

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Stars in limbo

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One of our favorite new groups, THE COALSACK IN CRUX , just slapped some primal tuneage up on the web.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 04, 2012

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I want a range life

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By some stretch of foul luck we missed last year's FREE RANGE MUSIC FESTIVAL , but we'd be consarned to let it happen again.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 28, 2012

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Get particular

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Bangor indie-rock duo WHEN PARTICLES COLLIDE have been all over the place lately.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 21, 2012

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Foamspun jams

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We blurbed it ages ago, but HUAK's excellent Yorba Linda is finally getting the wax treatment it deserves.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 14, 2012



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Ought-to pilot

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The band DARLINGSIDE have scorched up some primo buzz for the string-based chamber pop they've been touring around New England the last couple years.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 07, 2012

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Gettin’ Spizzy with it

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We certainly wax about him a lot, but Spose is getting plenty shiny on his own.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 29, 2012

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Fun with mirrors

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The dark lounge band JOHNNY CREMAINS are putting the final touches on their first full-length, tentatively titled Leave It To Believers .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 15, 2012

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Hymns heard

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Comments from the Super Bowl (well, the printable ones): Is that Regis Philbin? Is that John Stamos? Is that Deion Sanders? Is that Jerry Seinfeld? Is that . . . SPOSE?
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 08, 2012

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Growing pains

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Among the stacks of new local releases coming out this winter, we were stoked to find a new offering by the pastoral plucker MICA JONES .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 01, 2012



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Distant planetary sighting

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The rascally boys of THEODORE TREEHOUSE have been recording an EP follow-up to their lauded 2010 debut, Mercury: Closest to the Sun , this month in New Hampshire's Rocking Horse Studios.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 25, 2012

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Ridin' the spine

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Got this one faxed in from classifieds: the honky-tonk band BIG ASS ROOSTER is looking for a new full-time fiddler to round out their full-on twang assault.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 18, 2012

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Maine bands Break Thru

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BRENDA  were featured on the online program Serious Business , a NY-based show that airs on Break Thru Radio.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 11, 2012

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The youth are getting restless

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Fresh from a New York jaunt where his band recorded/toured with LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER, Milkman's Union frontman HENRY JAMISON uncapped a slick new video for his song "Bright and Future" this week.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 04, 2012

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Farewell, My Lord

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Among other musical happenings you can expect in 2012, WMPG 's new radio transmitter is now running at 100 percent strength.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 28, 2011


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