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Shimmering Snaex

Chris Teret and Chriss Sutherland's new collaboration, Snaex (say it as "snakes"), is just about everything I'd have hoped the two would put together, going by their past history with indie folk/rock (Teret's solo work and Company) and innovative multi-g
New duo capture a moment in time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 20, 2012
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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.
Wax Tablet
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
Wax Tablet
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

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.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 18, 2009
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Camera crazy

With a large number of new entrants, and several returning filmmakers, the fourth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival was a rousing success.
Local filmmakers show off their talents in our fourth Short-Film Festival
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 27, 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
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Love and consequences

Two of indie music's most popular and tortured songwriters, Will Oldham and Neko Case, try to reconcile encroaching middle age with a past of bad habits on their new albums.
Three restless souls try to settle down
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 18, 2009


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Five for fighting

Ripe pickings in The Orchard
Ripe pickings in The Orchard
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 17, 2008

Murky and bright

It's notable that Tarpigh won't play their own CD-release show this Saturday. That would be the normal thing to do. And Tarpigh have never given Portland anything normal or predictable.
Tarpigh return: Where did they go?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 26, 2008
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A Peapod grows in Portland

Harrity’s albums sound like the work of an invisible hand, and it’s apparent that he likes it that way.
A young label sports sonic wisdom
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 07, 2008
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Who's going to win?

I give you the BMP Tote Board, handicapping the big categories — because who doesn’t like reducing real life to betting lines?
2008 Portland Best Music Poll tote board
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2008
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Record lows, indies peak

Last week’s number 10 album, Van Morrison’s Keep it Simple, sold just 37,000 copies.
Musical notes
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 16, 2008


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An informal formalism

Recent Nevada transplants Tammy Ackerman and Russell Persson are riding the wave of rejuvenation taking shape in Biddeford.
Jared Radding at the new Franklin Street Art Space
By IAN PAIGE  |  February 20, 2008
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Scene on Fire

The sun is really shining on Portland’s experimental-folk community these days.
Portland neo-folkies go international
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 23, 2008
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Folk of ages

Young God Records is one of the country’s more prominent DIY record labels.
Fire on Fire snag a label, make it count
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 03, 2007
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Favorite new venue becomes favorite old venue

Like too many good things in Portland these days, the Soundpost’s end comes thanks to a "for sale" sign.
Sound off
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 19, 2007

Casco Bay Cabaret

Pissed off my dates, but I managed to catch some highlights.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, July 27, 2007
By SONYA TOMLINSON AND CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 01, 2007


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28 grunts later

The second annual installment of Zombie Kickball was a great success.
With visions of zombies dancing in their heads
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 30, 2007
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Chriss Sutherland

Chriss Sutherland is an old young man, just the kind of person you want to sing songs for you.
Music seen, at the Soundpost, May 13, 2007
By IAN PAIGE  |  May 18, 2007

Portland seen report

What a coincidence.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 29, 2006

Portland scene report, March 3, 2006

Diesel Doug and his truckers get kudos fit for a King; As Fast As follow-up; Shoal's Sutherland takes a new gig
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 01, 2006

'Hit the Ground'

Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 01, 1900