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Jingle spells

Nothing screams Christmas like children dabbling with sorcery. Which is why Harry and the Potters' annual Yule Ball is such a howling success every year.
Harry and the Potters' 4th Annual Yule Ball
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 16, 2008

Two and one

There’s something thrilling about the right harmony of opposite-sex voices, the meaning and emotion they can convey, the balance of power and grace.
Gypsy Tailwind debut a tremendous vocal pairing
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 21, 2008

Worth the wait

The wait is over.
The GFAC series returns to its roots with Volume 7
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 23, 2008

Green day

More than 85 percent of a concert’s damage to the environment comes from fans.
The local musician’s guide to touring with an eco-conscience
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 07, 2007


Guster keep the good times rolling with an eight-song EP.
Satellite EP | Reprise
By JONATHAN STERN  |  April 17, 2007

Holiday cheer

Christmas music has gotten such a bad rap over the years, you could hardly imagine that it was once considered cool for artists like Elvis and the Beach Boys to record full albums of holiday classics.
With a musical twist  
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 11, 2006


Loud + clear

Pete Kilpatrick is the new star of the Portland music scene.
Pete Kilpatrick refuses to disappoint
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 17, 2006

Rising sun

What else could a mid-level, socially conscious band of affable guys writing listenable pop music want? To lose their collegiate reputation.
Guster for grown-ups?
By JONATHAN STERN  |  August 07, 2006
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Get ready for summer, punks

What has already been an active year on the local scene only ramps up for summer.
Releases from Pete Kilpatrick, Emilia Dahlin + Subject Bias are just the beginning
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 14, 2006

Boston music news, April 14, 2006

GUSTER are gearing up for the June 20 release of their fifth studio album, Ganging Up on the Sun (Reprise), by going green.
Notes on Guster and Isis
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  April 11, 2006

Portland scene report, March 24, 2006

Geno's memorial show recap; Muscle City Productions gives up the fight; Empty Space has empty space for musicians

Holy nights

The Maccabees, the Holy Temple, the menorah that burned for eight days straight — all of these went unmentioned during JDub Records’ Chanukah celebration at the Paradise on Tuesday night.
Chanukah pop comes of age with the LeeVees and Matisyahu
By IAN SANDS  |  January 17, 2006