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Flying solo (and duo)

Elijah Ocean and Dave Gutter get busy taking it slow
Think about everything you know about Elijah Ocean and Dave Gutter: Ocean's work fronting the heavy rock trio Loverless, say, or his lead-guitar turn in the radio-rock foursome All the Real Girls; Gutter's piercing vocals out front of Rustic Overtones, or his white-hot bounce in the lead of Paranoid Social Club.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 05, 2009

Elijah Ocean, Tony Smokes and the Ladykillers

Yes, we know that there are important albums being released by ELIJAH OCEAN and the new duo of DAVE GUTTER and EVAN CASAS in the very near future. Pfeifle can't review everything in the same week, for Christ's sake, so just lay off and wait till next week.

Regardless of the cost

Tony McNaboe testifies on sophomore release
If you were concerned that the return of Rustic Overtones would mean the ends of their various side projects, it’s clear now that was a fruitless worry.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 22, 2009
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Shardlow and Goodyear and a brand-new studio
How we think about making and consuming music is changing. It is not news that labels, albums, and record stores are dying, pushed aside by new ways of conducting the commerce of music. (Though at the turn of the 20th century the song was king and the trade was in sheet-music publishing rights, so maybe this is all a return to form, just with new technology.)
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 15, 2009

Portland Music News: June 26, 2009

The "Sibilance" staff sat in on DAVE GUTTER's new project, with EVAN CASAS, being mastered by ADAM AYAN at Gateway. The record's called The Key to Adore and is more organic and subdued than what you've heard from Gutter before. Watch out for his cover of "The Man Comes Around." Look for the disc by end of summer.

What are the odds?

Best bets for this year's Best Music Poll
Ten years! When we organized our first Best Music Poll, way back in the day, we could only hope that it would one day wind up the institution it is today, with the annual Portland Music Awards ceremony drawing the best collection of musical talent Maine can produce.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 27, 2009

Portland Music News: April 3, 2009

Make sure to swing by the White Heart April 3 to see THE LIN , who's part of the DIRT COALITION hip-hop collective and has released a five-song EP called Metal on Metal . What you might call post-hip-hop,
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 01, 2009

Who's going to win?

2008 Portland Best Music Poll tote board
I give you the BMP Tote Board, handicapping the big categories — because who doesn’t like reducing real life to betting lines?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2008

Rustic live in Philly, with candles

On the road
“I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was impressed,” local Dave Robinson said after. “The guy’s voice is killer.”
By RYAN O'CONNELL  |  April 09, 2008

Rustic hit the road

Going national
Sure, you Portlanders are used to cool things like live in-store appearances from your favorite local bands, but those of us who get our pipeline of culture from the Windham Bull Moose are rarely as lucky.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 26, 2008

Schools of rock

There’s a whole lot of moving, shaking, and band-building going on in the world of local music instruction
“You walk in here, and you feel as though you’re visiting your favorite aunt or uncle’s house ... it’s a place where you want to visit and you’re willing to take risks.”
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 28, 2007

There is a Light

Is it at the end, or just the beginning?
What began as a pair of Rustic Overtones reunion shows at the Asylum has turned into what you might call a tour.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 25, 2007

Rustic reunion

Are there Overtones of something long-term?
Yes, Rustic Overtones are back.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 06, 2007

Angels in America

 Tony McNaboe leads an all-star cast for a holiday single
It’s been 21 years since “We Are the World,” and maybe it’s surprising we haven’t seen much like it since.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 13, 2006
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Ballot crunching

Don’t be an uneducated BMP voter
For the sake of whetting your whistles, here is a brief primer to the Portland Best Music Poll ballot’s major categories.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 05, 2006

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