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Seeing Sparks

The Fearless release of Eyes to the Sun
Those hardcore fans among you already have much of Eyes to the Sun in your collection. Sparks the Rescue have been selling nine of these 12 songs on a disc they've brought to shows and mailed out from time to time.  
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 29, 2009


Rattle your cage

Emilia Dahlin continues to push the envelope
You'll excuse Emilia Dahlin if her first release since the well-received God Machine in 2006 is a six-song EP.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 22, 2009


Ship, ahoy!

Pigboat proves metal can Float
Pigboat are not nu metal, or speed metal, or death metal, or glam metal, or any of the other metals, really.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 15, 2009


What can Brown do for you?

Take a walk along Eustis Ridge with Gunther
Our local alt-country renaissance continues this weekend with Gunther Brown's debut release, a five-song, 20-minute EP called Eustis Ridge.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 15, 2009


Girls gone wild

Making Friends and cultivating Strangers
Maybe it was a good thing after all that Jeremiah Freed packed up and moved to Los Angeles. Sure, the band broke up, but in the process bassist Matt Cosby met Pete Donovan and managed to drag him back here to Maine.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 08, 2009


The price is right

Alexander C. Irvine sees a Buyout in your future
For a guy sometimes compared to Philip K. Dick, Alex Irvine took his time in getting around to writing about the future.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2009


Going down the road

John Paul brings Belmont Boulevard back to Maine
When John Paul comes to Slainte in a couple weeks, he'll be returning to the Portland scene where he got his start in the biz,
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2009


Taste of Summer

Arborea remain singularly breathtaking
For pure, shimmering, lush beauty, Arborea are hard to beat.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2009


This way out

Hudson Eakin's solo project reaches for the Bandages
This week, we study the Portland diaspora, and Hudson Eakin has gone to Worcester, of all places. Isn't that like all the worst parts of Maine and none of the best?
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 25, 2009


Spring cleaning

Three discs you should hear as the weather warms
Without beating around the bush, here are three EPs worth hearing that have been sitting around the office a bit.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 18, 2009


The way things will be

The Goodnight Process offer a strong debut
The Goodnight Process have a little bit of the next-big-thing about them.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 11, 2009


Action Jackson

Screaming down the Highway, over the limit
Locally, Loverless, This Way, and now Highway Jackson are forging a bit of a rock renaissance in Portland.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 04, 2009


Same story, different ending

Soundbender move forward by Surviving the Fall
Building from a solid base of support in the Old Orchard/Wells area of Southern Maine, Soundbender steadily created a statewide following over the past five years.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 26, 2009


Curiouser and curiouser

Sara Hallie Richardson says hello, to say goodbye
Sara Hallie Richardson, we hardly knew ye.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 19, 2009


On their way to Memphis

The Lomax mine the South, and the past, on their debut disc
Their name sort of gives them away.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 11, 2009


Dance, dance, evolution

The secret weekend start the party with Energy Broadcast System
They've been working together for a long time, since the late 1990s in Florida and the nascent Slowing Room, which came to Maine to become early innovators of the Portland electronic music scene.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2009

The same mistakes?

Joshua Madore returns with D4988
Joshua Madore and his gravelly whisper entered the local scene in 2007 with The Same Mistakes.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2009


Dry days are over for PCMH

Booze or bust
It's an all-too-common scene here in Portland: A local music venue is ready to rock, but liquor inspectors (or fire inspectors, or some kind of inspectors) haven't yet signed some important piece of paperwork.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2009


Throw your devil down

Jacob Augustine serves notice of a big new voice with Harmonia
The last time a voice hit me like this was the first time I heard Moses Atwood's "Seventh Sin," back in 2006.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2009


Strangeways, here we come

Everysmithever push all kinds of boundaries
Everysmithever, who put out a self-titled full-length this fall and then promptly stopped playing shows, is more than a Cambiata side project.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2009


Here we go loop-de-Loups

Six songs of Holding Hands with the Crooked Man
Justin Graves, Nathan Grieves, Micah Joe, and Nick Laskey have roots in the Maine metal scene — and you can tell.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2009

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