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Giving local music for the holidays

I always give local music for Christmas.
Will it fit?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 07, 2012
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Mic check

VANITYITES frontman CHRIS MOULTON has already apologized for his insulting, immature behavior at last Thursday's Equality Maine benefit, but that doesn't mean we're ready to let him off the hook.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 04, 2011
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Taking pride in Vanityites’ Once More to Lillith

He might be a crazy motherfucker (well, almost definitely), but Chris Moulton can sing and write songs like very few people, locally or anywhere.
Supping on contempt
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 28, 2011
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Paranoid Social Club really are out to get you

Hopefully by now you've heard the first single from Paranoid Social Club's new Axis IV , "Count on Me," and you don't need a whole lot of convincing that this is the record you'll be listening to all summer.
Club-house rules
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 20, 2011
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Lucid dreaming

How far the Lucid have come. Sure, sometimes a band come out of the gate firing on all cylinders and crush their debut album, using chemistry and energy to overcome lack of experience. But far more common is for a band to take a little while to find the
An effervescent ride on the mothership
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2011

New projects, debuts, and goodbyes

Former CAMBIATA mates CHRIS MOULTON and STAN DZENGELEWSKI (hardest name in Portland music to spell?) have a new project they're calling VANITYITES , and they're getting help from all kinds of former bandmates and other talented folks.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 07, 2011


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Jeff Beam navigates the Flying Trapeze

Talk about a high-wire act. On his fourth full-length album in as many years, young songwriter/performer/engineer Jeff Beam has set out to make an important album that's listenable, a record that both challenges ideas about pop music and embraces them.
Without a net
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 10, 2010
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Photos: KahBang 2010

OK Go, B.o.B., Bad Rabbits, and others perform at the KahBang festival at the Bangor Mall on August 13-14, 2010.
KahBang | Bangor Mall | August 13-14, 2010
By ANDREW FOSTER  |  August 20, 2010

Amanda Gervasi's solo work, Kurt Baker takes Europe, and more

Speaking of AMANDA GERVASI , we've also got word of a solo release on her part, scheduled for July 24.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 18, 2010
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Falling fast

As almost always seems to be the case, I have to start the "fall preview" by detailing this upcoming weekend, which promises to be one of the most active of the year.
Let's get things started right away
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 18, 2009
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The way things will be

The Goodnight Process have a little bit of the next-big-thing about them.
The Goodnight Process offer a strong debut
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 11, 2009


Portland music news, February 6, 2009

Those of you pining away for TONY MCNABOE 's solo work should be pleased he's set up a residency at the Big Easy for the month of February.
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By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  February 04, 2009
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Strangeways, here we come

Everysmithever, who put out a self-titled full-length this fall and then promptly stopped playing shows, is more than a Cambiata side project.
Everysmithever push all kinds of boundaries
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2009
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The end of everything

The Cambiata are never satisfied.
The more the Cambiata change, the more they improve
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 07, 2009
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Winter to remember

Sometimes January in this town can be a bit slow. It's cold. There's a holiday hangover. Whatever.
2009 enters with a roar
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 30, 2008

Cambiata

Cambiata gave a rare turned-down set at the Scarborough Bull Moose store.
Music seen at Bull Moose, Scarborough, February 9, 2008
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  February 13, 2008


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Listener, Heal thyself

It's possible things are getting a touch too literary for your average music consumer.
The Cambiata’s new EP is a cure for many ills
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 31, 2008
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Step into the night

I’m the first to admit that it can be hard to follow the all-ages scene.
Cambiata release a dark and intriguing debut
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 26, 2006