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Make a clean break with Borderlines

Leftover Magic
Should you have been wondering what became of the non-Kurt Baker Leftovers, wonder no longer: guitarists Andrew Rice and Matt Anderson, along with drummer Adam Woronoff, teamed with the Jetty Boys' Eric Mahnke on bass to create a back-to-basics project called Borderlines.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 03, 2012


This Way push their narrative forward

Every album tells a Story
It's clear This Way are a vastly improved band from their debut We Could All Make History in 2008.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 26, 2012


Have you heard Lenny?

The Maine-born guitarist some think was the best ever gets another day in the sun
As local legends go, Lenny Breau is among the most mythical.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 20, 2012


The debut solo effort from Dustin Saucier

To the Letter
People may not give the Postal Service record enough credit for being self-aware.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 19, 2012


Sidecar Radio to pull the plug

Legacy Place
It seemed like maybe they were rejuvenated by the addition of Walt Craven, but just a couple of shows into playing as a four-piece, one of Portland's longer-running rock acts announced this week they were calling it quits.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 19, 2012


Toughcats’ electrified third release

Some old days, some new
Damn if it isn't fun to watch a band evolve.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 12, 2012


Sparks the Rescue get back to basics

Do they cut and run? Nah.
You know you're doing something right when you launch a Kickstarter campaign for $6K and wind up with $12,570 with which to make your first post-label recording project.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 05, 2012


Get Grovenistic

The rapper with a knack for laughter
In crafting his sophomore release, the 11-track Grovenistic, rapper Cam Groves clearly focused on establishing his own singular sound.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 29, 2012


The Wrecking say: So Much for Love

God, or a girl
Rock and roll isn't known for its subtlety. Christian rock, even less so.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 30, 2012


Schemes for going back in time

Bones, roots, and harmony
In this ongoing and new roots revival, there is a fine line to walk, one tip-toed expertly by Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor at the State Theatre a couple weeks back to a sweltering mass of a sold-out crowd.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 22, 2012


Sara Hallie Richardson’s electric return

Restless, love
Much of how a musician is respected (and compensated) has swung back toward the live performance.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 16, 2012


It burns, it burns

C Money Burns releases his first full-length work
A presence locally with digital production efforts and a turn with Seekonk for more than a decade, C Money Burns releases this week his first full-length work under his own moniker, and its title is apt.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 16, 2012


Ocean of Boxes

Boxes' debut EP Out to Sea
Though just four songs, Boxes' debut EP Out to Sea is impactful.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 16, 2012


Smile, and be nice to Strangers

All in the Family
I'd recommend the Nogar Family Band fairly unequivocally, even if only because you really haven't heard this arrangement of instruments before.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 08, 2012


Nobis return, with 50 percent more!

Come to confession
Checking out the line-up for Oxxfest, which moves to Scarborough Downs next weekend, some of you might get a blast from the past: Trivium? The local metal band that used to play gigs with Twitchboy and Broken Clown?
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 01, 2012


Proving Mercury was just a launching pad

Theodore II
"I almost don't want to listen to the new record because I like the first one so much I'm not sure how I couldn't be disappointed."
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 25, 2012


The Arrowsics’ roots are oaken

Straight as a Ring
Not sure if you noticed, but for July 4, the New York Times had an evergreen cued up about the new crop of "power siblings" peppered through the Big Apple's arts and business world, including Fun's guitarist Jack Antonoff and fashionista sister Rachel (something about "girly chic sundresses").
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 18, 2012


Bryan Laurier has Bought & Sold his debut

When a plan comes together
Got a guitar, some songs, a few fans, and some friends and family?
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 18, 2012


Oh, my Darlingside

A new twist on old time
It's a good time for string bands. Or maybe just a good time for people who dig a variety of stringed instruments being played without a whole lot of amplification or effects gumming up the works.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 11, 2012


Kristina Kentigian’s solo debut

Back to front
There aren't many with more pedigree in Maine's hip-hop/R&B community than Kristina Kentigian.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 03, 2012


Bleeding or Sparkly — either way

Which is It?
If you haven't been introduced to the jangledy indie pop of If and It yet, their show July 20 at the Dirigimus Cooperative offers you opportunity to drink from the virtual firehose.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 27, 2012

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