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Marie Stella and Sophomore Beat call it quits; Dean Ford polishes a new EP

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Looks like MARIE STELLA are calling it quits.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 13, 2011

Cruel Hand carves out a following, Jon Nolan's new CD, and more

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The "Sibilance" staff will admit to never having heard CRUEL HAND 's music before last week, but we find it remarkable that the Portland-based hardcore band have carved out a following in New Zealand, where they recently played a string of shows.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 06, 2011

Arms Against A Sea parts ways, OK Go releases a live album, and more

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We were disappointed to hear the promising ARMS AGAINST A SEA have decided to call it quits.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 29, 2011

Reinventions and retrospectives

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Who said jazz in Portland is dead? The PORTLAND QUARTET would beg to differ.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 22, 2011

Topping the charts

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The metalsmiths in DEAD SEASON have hit the HEATSEEKERS (NORTHEAST) BILLBOARD chart with their latest album, The Negative NUMBers . It's debuting this week at positive number 2.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 15, 2011

Covers and collaborations

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Former Portlander, now New Yorker, RACHEL GRIFFIN is one of 25 artists on a new CD of BRUCE HORNSBY covers, available for free download at  salivatecd.com .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 08, 2011



New band alert

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MATT SHARDLOW ( DIV KID , etc.) reports he's in the studio with JACK MURRAY turning the knobs for a group comprising drummer NIKKI GLASPIE ( BEYONCÉ ), NATE EDGAR of JOHN BROWN'S BODY on bass, and AARON BELLAMY of the SAM KININGER BAND and NEPHROK! ALL-STARS on guitar.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 01, 2011

Summer releases from Brzowski, Pinsky, and more

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BRZOWSKI , just back from a Euro tour with MOSHE , has some news to share upon his return.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 25, 2011

Pete Kilpatrick Band comes home; Dennis Bailey's Dylan tribute

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Congrats to the PETE KILPATRICK BAND . Their "Coming Home" won a national fan-voting-based contest from insurance provider USAA this past week.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 18, 2011

New releases from Planets Around the Sun and Adam Kurtz

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Psychedelia purveyors PLANETS AROUND THE SUN are ready to take off on a year-long tour of North America, having played a swan-song at the Oak and the Axe last week.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 12, 2011

MAMM SLAMM winners

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The MODEST PROPOSAL won the MAMM SLAM on Saturday afternoon, earning a bevy of cool prizes, $1000 cash, and the chance to open for SPARKS THE RESCUE 's CD-release show later that night.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 04, 2011



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THE MILKMAN'S UNION are building up a nice head of steam.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 27, 2011

Say hello to Goodbye Forever, the latest from This Way

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THIS WAY  have put the finishing touches on Goodbye Forever , what we're hearing is an Americana-fueled second album from the band fronted by JAY BASINER .
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 20, 2011

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


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