Portland scene report: June 29, 2007

Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 27, 2007

Big news from THREADS, the CERBERUS SHOAL side project: They’re now called FIRE ON FIRE. But that ain’t the biggest news. They’ll be getting backing from YOUNG GOD RECORDS as well, and Fire on Fire are promising a five-song EP for early fall and a full-length in February of 2008. Holy smokes. Young God are the home of indie darling and big beard wearer DEVENDRA BANHART, along with AKRON FAMILY, who hit SPACE sometime last year, if we recall correctly. They also got ANGELS OF LIGHT and LISA GERMANO, the latter of which just released the wonderfully named Lullaby for Liquid Pig.

MISS FAIRCHILD’S WRALL SKILLZ has apparently changed his name to DADDY WRALL. Is it not very PC of us to wonder if he knocked some gal up?

PORTLANDMAINE.TV, the project launched by former WMPG-type DJ MINDWRECKER, has announced a deal with WPME (the MyTV affiliate) whereby WPME will use music videos uploaded by local bands to the PortlandMaine.tv site in creating a half-hour “LOCAL MAINE MUSIC SHOW” (we’re unsure if that’s really the title), which will air in July. Apparently, it’s a one-shot deal at the moment, but if things go well we could see more shows monthly or quarterly. Cool beans. Also, WCYY is involved, apparently unaware that video killed the radio star.

SEVENSTONES will release their debut full-length, UltraViolent, July 7 at the Deering Grange. Special guests BY BLOOD ALONE will help them celebrate, as will DOUR and TREBUK.

Two things the “Sibilance” staff want to make mention of: In Sam Pfeifle’s review of SARA COX’s Crowded Is the New Lonely, he incorrectly stated GINGER COTE was on drums. In fact, though Cote has been a longtime partner of Cox and the COMING GRASS, it was none other than CHICKY STOLTZ and Cox’s husband NATE SCHROCK providing drum parts. Second, when Pfeifle mentioned that PETE GIORDANO was sounding a little thin in the low register on “Three Doors of Hell,” in last week’s TWISTED ROOTS review, he was incorrect. That was MARK LENNON sounding a little thin. “Pete still has the gift,” Lennon reports.

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