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Arborea erect fortifications of light and darkness

"After the Flood only Love Remains" is stop-in-your-tracks beautiful, and what passes for a single for them. If you can slow yourself down to their pace, see the world in half-time for a bit (which is almost impossible when you try to keep up with the pa
And the horse they rode in on
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 06, 2013
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Great days ahead

We here at the Tablet can find the nostalgia industry a bit overwhelming sometimes, but now and again an idea comes along that gets it right.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 28, 2012
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I want a range life

By some stretch of foul luck we missed last year's FREE RANGE MUSIC FESTIVAL , but we'd be consarned to let it happen again.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 30, 2012
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Get particular

Bangor indie-rock duo WHEN PARTICLES COLLIDE have been all over the place lately.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 23, 2012
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2011’s top 10 albums (and 5 EPs, too)

This is the first year reviewing local music made me feel truly panicked.
Haunted and Happy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 23, 2011
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Network foundation

Attention bands on the cusp: the PORTLAND MUSIC FOUNDATION is assembling seven local groups to play a Portland Music Showcase at this year's CMJ FESTIVAL in New York.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 26, 2011


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Arborea sail across a fossil sea

When critics say a band have a timelessness about them, people generally mean the band's music is sort of universally appealing, outside of trends or genres.
Hearing Red
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 22, 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.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 08, 2011

Off the couch

On FRIDAY (the 18th), mosey on over to the Coffee Depot in Warren (401.608.2553) and check out high-quality roots-rock newcomers REVEREND BASTIEN , while over in East Provy, JERI & THE JEEPSTERS hit Mulhearn's (no cover, call 401.438.9292).
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By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 18, 2011

New EPs, Arborea kickstarts for an album, and Spose's song-a-week

The much-anticipated BALTIC SEA full-length has been put on hold until the new year by ERIK ROCK RECORDS , but not to worry: The band are releasing a short-run EP with two songs from the upcoming album, plus a couple of segues and a free download of
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 05, 2010

Arborea + Linda Draper at Slainte


If you wanna stay dry, there are all sorts of musical variations on Americana happening in town. A night of literate and delicate post-folk is...
By webteam  |  September 15, 2010


Linda Draper + Arborea at Slainte


Anti-folk starletjoins a luminous duoon nook of a stage. Slainte | Portland | Linda Draper + Arborea | 10 pm
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

Arborea at Mayo Street Arts


After their last local gig was canceled, there's an ideal chance to see the superior folk duo Arborea at Mayo Street Arts tonight. They'll perform...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010

Leaves of Life from Arborea, and other Portland music news

BUCK AND SHANTI CURRAN , the husband-and-wife team behind ethereal folk band ARBOREA , have been touring nearly non-stop and curating compilations right from their home base in Lewiston.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 21, 2010

Arborea + Sondra Sun-Odeon + Gretchen Love at Hogfarm Studios Annex


Last up, Portland’s slowly getting hip to the cozy new Biddeford venue, the Hogfarm Studios Annex. Another fine chance to join the caravan comes at...
By webteam  |  October 07, 2009
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Leaves of Lives


Buck and Shanti Curran of the stunning ethereal folk duo Arborea host a CD-release for an indie-star-studded (we're talking Devendra Banhart, Marissa Nadler, Larkin Grimm,...
By webteam  |  June 24, 2009


Portland Music News: June 19, 2009

Yeah, this makes us feel a little old: The June 27 show at the Port City Music Hall will be a 20th anniversary show for TWISTED ROOTS . SUN GODS IN EXILE (fresh off a release show for their debut album) and SIDECAR RADIO open, and there's word that
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 19, 2009
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Taste of Summer

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

Aside from the second season of Mad Men , Barack Obama, and Puppycam, I think we can all agree that it was a pretty mediocre year in national pop culture.
An addendum to the year in local music
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 23, 2008
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Time of Rivers returns

The surprising success of the Time of Rivers Festival can be credited both to shrewd marketing and Portland’s increasingly robust presence in a niche music scene.  
Round two of the (mostly) solo guitar, (mostly) unplugged destination festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 09, 2008