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See you later, Dead Season, and Dean Ford's new disc

• Listen for hip-hop/electronic artist VIK44 's new tunes accompanying the new web series to be released by the ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIMENT . Ragged Isle is a murder-mystery kind of thing, filmed all over Maine and set on a coastal island. The first 10 o
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 18, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Enduring the Billboard ‘Active’ chart

If you're not in the radio business, you might not know the term "Active Rock." It's not a genre, thank Heaven, but a radio format — the worst radio format.
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 04, 2010

Rock Band ... with a flute?


Here's a little gamer innovation (courtesy of Co-Optimus). This young flutist discovered that she could ace Expert Mode on Rock Band not by singing, but...
By Maddy Myers  |  November 10, 2009

Music Seen: Rosetta and Cryptic Overcast

Local stalwarts Cryptic Overcast have carved out a niche for themselves as an almost-instrumental band with a sound as informed by heavy metal as it is by psychedelic and progressive rock.
Rosetta, Shabti, and Cryptic Overcast at Geno's
By DAN CLARK  |  May 22, 2009

Marching Band Metal & Emo: A Hall-of-Fame Video History


Since you'll likely still be recovering from your first official brain-melting hangover of 2009, we'...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 30, 2008
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Going on sale, March 3, 2006

The Strokes, Avenged Sevenfold, Pinback and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 01, 2006