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By Blood Alone soar with Thunderbirds, Joe Walsh goes solo, and more

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Be on the lookout for BY BLOOD ALONE 's new disc, Thunderbirds , which dropped on Tuesday. They'll play a gig to celebrate on April 22 at Geno's.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 13, 2011

Spouse frontman goes solo, Spose celebrates 4/20, and more

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SPOUSE frontman JOSE AYERVE has a new solo project that ought to shake things up a little.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 06, 2011

Grupo Esperanza bids farewell

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After eight years of being one of the most in-demand party bands in town, GRUPO ESPERANZA have just one last show left in them: April 1 at the Empire. People looking for a working band, starting practicing your Latin beats.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 23, 2011

In the Audience's untitled disc, and Sparks the Rescue does their Worst

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IN THE AUDIENCE are ready to follow up their debut disc, What Lives , from this fall with a new, as-yet-untitled EP that they're planning to release March 31.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 16, 2011

New albums galore: Paranoid Social Club, Pete Kilpatrick, and others

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• The long-awaited new album from PARANOID SOCIAL CLUB now has a release date: May 20.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 09, 2011

Port City soars, Venue tanks

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PORT CITY MUSIC HALL must be doing something right.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 03, 2011



Americana tours and the next heavy-rock thing

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Looks like Portland's THIS WAY will be the only Maine band featured as part of the NEW ENGLAND AMERICANA FESTIVAL , playing April 1 at the Boston club Church.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 23, 2011

See you later, Dead Season, and Dean Ford's new disc

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• Listen for hip-hop/electronic artist VIK44 's new tunes accompanying the new web series to be released by the ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIMENT . Ragged Isle is a murder-mystery kind of thing, filmed all over Maine and set on a coastal island. The first 10 of 20 planned episodes have been shot and the first episode will "air" March 9, at www.raggedisle.com .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 16, 2011

Local bluegrass and jazz at the Buzz

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One of the busiest local bluegrass/old-timey bands lately have been the TRICK BRITCHES . Makes sense.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 09, 2011

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper seeks her fortune

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LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER continues to turn heads now that she's exited the Pine Tree State.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 02, 2011

Kurt Baker goes solo, Rustic Overtones get a makeover

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KURT BAKER  wrapped up recording a couple new original tracks with JONATHAN WYMAN  last week, his first original work since the LEFTOVERS went on hiatus.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 19, 2011



String sections

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All-gal bluegrass/folk outfit RAMBLIN' RED will release their debut disc next week at Mayo Street Arts on January 15.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 12, 2011

New projects, debuts, and goodbyes

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Former CAMBIATA mates CHRIS MOULTON and STAN DZENGELEWSKI (hardest name in Portland music to spell?) have a new project they're calling VANITYITES , and they're getting help from all kinds of former bandmates and other talented folks.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 05, 2011

Power pop, radio rock, and more

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NOW IS NOW frontman MITCH ALDEN has plans for a solo release. The party's scheduled for January 21 at RiRa. Expect some seriously upbeat power pop.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 15, 2010

Guster makes good, Billy Libby's new EP, and more

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Take note that sometimes-Mainers GUSTER have a song prominently displayed in the hard-to-avoid Target holiday ad campaign. Good for them.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 01, 2010

New EPs, Arborea kickstarts for an album, and Spose's song-a-week

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The much-anticipated BALTIC SEA full-length has been put on hold until the new year by ERIK ROCK RECORDS , but not to worry: The band are releasing a short-run EP with two songs from the upcoming album, plus a couple of segues and a free download of a b-side from the last record.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 04, 2010



The State Theatre's success, plus new discs from Jason Spooner and Olas

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The first weekend at the STATE THEATRE is being lauded as an unmitigated success. Even a fire alarm going off during MOE. 's show Saturday night couldn't put a damper on anyone's experience.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 20, 2010

Sean Mencher rockabillys out

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Rockabilly vet SEAN MENCHER and his RHYTHM KINGS have started a new second-Saturday series at the Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free Street (the old Taverna). Starts at 8 pm, even. How civilized.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 13, 2010

Songwriters unite

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Following up on his run as president of the MAINE SONGWRITERS ALLIANCE , BOB MCKILLOP has now founded a Portland chapter of the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 07, 2010

Huak + Metal Feathers at Bayside Bowl, September 24

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The DJ at Bayside Bowl can't stop playing the Pixies' Bossanova. Not that anyone's complaining.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 29, 2010

Aly Spaltro moves to NYC; Roy Ghim juggles projects

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ALY SPALTRO is moving to NYC. SPACE is hosting a see-you-later party with JACOB AUGUSTINE and PANDA BANDITS opening and closing around her set and one from her Brooklyn buddies PEARL AND THE BEARD .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 29, 2010


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