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Go Bang

One band that has seemed perpetually under-the-radar the last few years is Bangor's CAPTAIN HOLLOW. Listening now to their newly released debut, the long-delayed Greatest Hits , we're wondering why.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 22, 2013
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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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Dynamite with a laser beam

Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? Whatever you do, don't ask Sean Slaughter.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 25, 2011

Revivals + recesses

Those who recall the work of PETER DONOVAN — who fronted the punchy, sour-luck rock and roll of ALL THE REAL GIRLS until the band's hiatus in 2009 — would be keen to know this: Donovan himself has spent the summer acting in an independent film (title
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 02, 2011
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Review: Put your hands together for Olas's debut album

It's hard to believe, surely, considering bands like Cerberus Shoal, Fire on Fire, and his solo work, but Chriss Sutherland may have outdone himself again with Olas.
Keeping time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 12, 2010
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Experiencing the Sacred and Profane Festival

In seriously dark conditions, art is simply the ritual of making light. It's more proper to say that Saturday's festival of the Sacred and Profane was more of a communion or convention than a festival.
Time and temp building
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  October 29, 2010


The State Theatre's success, plus new discs from Jason Spooner and Olas

The first weekend at the STATE THEATRE is being lauded as an unmitigated success. Even a fire alarm going off during MOE. 's show Saturday night couldn't put a damper on anyone's experience.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 22, 2010
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Love among the ruins

To Will Ethridge, who runs the small Portland-based label Eternal Otter Records, any song or album is just one crucial piece of a larger puzzle.
Eternal Otter documents make-ups, breakups, and shake-ups
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 22, 2010

Hope springs Eternal Otter

The latest scuttlebutt on Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ray Lamontagne, and more.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 18, 2009
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Ripple effect

The Portland Phoenix launched in 1999, just as the Portland music scene was turning.
The 10 most influential bands of our first 10 years
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 18, 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