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The Pecan Sandies choose their Therapy

There's a fairly continuous line of ska-influenced local horn bands.

By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 15, 2013
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Fantasize Local

Ask anyone in town and they'll tell you the same thing: the Portland Buy Local campaign has been a resounding success.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 08, 2013
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Eating up A Severe Joy

For a record collecting five singles released over the past year, A Severe Joy's second full-length, Cinematesque, Pt. 1, sure does feel like an "album."
A loner’s solo feast
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 01, 2013
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Whipped into shape

We feel pretty amped about Supercharged , the debut EP by the hardcore rock and roll band WHIP HANDS .
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 18, 2012
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Twin-win situation

A thousand congratulations to THE VEAYO TWINS , winners of this year's MAMM SLAM High School Rock Off.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 11, 2012
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Hail stars of the sea

Now that SUNSET HEARTS are a dominant presence in Portland progressive pop, fans might want to make sure to catch the final release by MARIE STELLA , the power-pop quartet from which Sunset Hearts took three members.
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By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 24, 2012


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José Ayerve makes melancholy upbeat

For a select few of us, the news of Spouse's hiatus was a little bit heartbreaking.
A Joy-ful sorrow
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 02, 2011
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Time stands still

You know the industry's changed when discographies for still-existing record labels get shown in art museums.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 07, 2011

Spouse frontman goes solo, Spose celebrates 4/20, and more

SPOUSE frontman JOSE AYERVE has a new solo project that ought to shake things up a little.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 08, 2011