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Is there a difference between what you like and what is good?

Charlie Gaylord is one of Maine's proprietors of what is good.
Talking about ‘taste’
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 19, 2012

Old Soul are the new thing

Enough people rave about a band, you start to think maybe you ought to check them out. Such is the case with Old Soul, a three-piece that put out a self-titled debut album this fall people can't seem to stop recommending.
People are talking
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 06, 2012

Reinventions and retrospectives

Who said jazz in Portland is dead? The PORTLAND QUARTET would beg to differ.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 24, 2011

WCYY/WBLM parent company to be bought

A long-rumored deal appears to have come to fruition this week: The second-largest radio station owner in the country, Cumulus Media, has agreed to acquire the third-largest, Citadel Media, owner of Portland's prominent radio stations WCYY, WBLM, WJBQ,
Radio daze
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 18, 2011
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Upcoming albums: The winter of our deep content

There was a time when winter in Portland was pretty sleepy, with bands holing up to practice and write while the snowflakes flew. No longer. The album-release schedule is now equally robust year-round, and there are big shows just about every weekend th
The winter of our deep content
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 31, 2010
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Review: GFAC returns with double the horsepower

How spoiled are we in this town? A record like the new Greetings from Area Code 207 Vol. 8 can come out and it's like: Big Fuckin' Deal.
Inverted V8
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 12, 2010


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Fall Music Preview: The road ahead

As the local music scene continues to grow, it shouldn’t be surprising that this past summer was the most active we’ve ever seen in terms of album releases.
Seekonk, Molenes, Spooner, Schrock & the Rocket lead fall line-up
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 17, 2010

Cornmeal Records' new releases

Busy fall for CORNMEAL RECORDS . In addition to the STEVE JONES and BONEHEADS retrospectives, CHARLIE GAYLORD is also preparing the released of GREETINGS FROM AREA CODE 207, VOL. 8 , which should be released November 12.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 03, 2010
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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010

The Low Anthem visit the Low Countries

Plus Brown Birds and Toughcats
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 12, 2010

Local luminaries’ picks

I asked a bunch of people who really dig local music to help me make sure I wasn’t leaving any songs out when I was developing my list of the best 10 songs of the 2000s, but then I quickly realized that “best” is about as subjective as things come when y
A sample of other best songs of the 2000s
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 25, 2009


Kicking around town with Roy Davis, Lost on Liftoff, and more

Sideman supergroup Frederick have decided to make a record. Except they don't have the dosh.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 16, 2009

LaMontagne hits the airwaves


Tomorrow evening, Charlie Gaylord's Greetings From Area Code 207 show on WBLM (102.9 FM) will spend ...
By Jeff Inglis  |  April 14, 2009

Portland Music News: February 27, 2009

Bettencourt, Choate, Moshe all in town
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  February 25, 2009

Phx on the air: Catch it the second time around


Look, we know you missed the first broadcast of Portland Phoenix local-music writer Sam Pfeifle on C...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 02, 2009

Portland scene report: June 6, 2008

The Liberal Cup will be opening a new place, on Saco Island, around July 1, and they’ll be continuing their Thursday/Sunday music schedule as well.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 04, 2008


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Worth the wait

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

Portland scene report: March 28, 2008

Well, now it’s really up online for free...
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 26, 2008

Portland scene report: February 1, 2008

For those hoping you’d seen the end of him, tough beans.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 30, 2008
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A holiday sample-pack

I always give local music at the holidays.
Albums to pick up for all your friends and family
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 12, 2007

Portland scene report: December 7, 2007

Okay, so we heard “Letter to the President” on WCLZ during the normal course of things, so they are playing local music.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 05, 2007


Portland scene report: October 26, 2007

The pressure’s on now for the PMF to produce some educational content worth those hard-earned ducats.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 24, 2007
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WCLZ bought by Saga Communications

WCLZ is the first of those stations to be re-sold, though all of them will eventually be sold off.
Newsradio
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 29, 2007

Portland scene report: July 20, 2007

The Rattlesnakes are a great new three-piece indie outfit.
Silbilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 18, 2007
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Futures of WCLZ, WCYI, WTOS in limbo

Local radio station 98.9 WCLZ is going up for sale, and its future is unknown.
Portland buzz
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 06, 2007
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Mistakes were made

The Portland music scene has a case of the single white males.
But Joshua Madore has produced a fine debut, nonetheless
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 02, 2007


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Take it to the bank

There are some simple and harsh realities about being a local musician in Maine.
Bangor Savings supports local music. Do you?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 28, 2007

Portland scene report: January 26, 2007

The "Sibilance" staff continues to worry about the state of our lives music scene.
Sibilance
By SIBILANCE  |  January 24, 2007

Portland scene report: December 29, 2006

Well, it’s true that 2006 was the year without a GREETINGS FROM AREA CODE 207 release, but 2007 won’t get far without seeing one.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 27, 2006

Portland scene report: October 20, 2006

Holy Mainers in the mainstream media!
Sibilance
By SIBILANCE  |  October 18, 2006