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The GOP has the nominee from Massachusetts, but Barack Obama’s convention will have more of a Bay State flavor

When the Democratic National Convention convenes next week, delegates will be gathering in North Carolina to renominate a man born in Hawaii, raised in Kansas, and officially residing in Illinois.
A Wicked Good Convention
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 31, 2012

Bay State not the bluest

Mr. Faraone’s sidebar to the recent feature “ ‘Tea’ is for Terrorism” states that “Massachusetts is the most socialist, hippie liberal moon-bat enclave in the country.”
Letters to the Boston editor, May 5, 2010

Bay State with Status and Kids of Survival at North Deering Grange Hall

The young Portland pop phenoms of the Bay State, with a recent EP, The Haunted, added to their discography, are at the North Deering Grange...
By webteam  |  February 17, 2010

Bay State update

Last we left the Bay State, they had turned out the excellent EP Let's Turn This City On , released just over a year ago. In the meantime, they've played the Warped Tour, picked up a booking agent, and worked hard on their live show. Their new three-s
A three-song EP for the holidays
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 27, 2009
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Branding Bangor

If a big-league indie pop festival falls in Bangor, will anyone hear it?
It's Maine's first large-scale indie music festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 14, 2009

Scrutiny of the bounty

I'm an enthusiastic guy, and maybe prone to hyperbole from time to time, but it's hard to argue that 2008 wasn't an all-time banner year for music created here in the Portland area.
Was 2008 the best year ever for local music releases?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 23, 2008


Bright lights, big band

The Bay State, born and nurtured at UMaine-Machias, are right in my personal wheelhouse: smart lyrics, huge choruses, and they edge outside your standard instrumentation.
The Bay State Turn This City On
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 25, 2008