Chuck Gagne

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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

Songwriters unite

Following up on his run as president of the MAINE SONGWRITERS ALLIANCE , BOB MCKILLOP has now founded a Portland chapter of the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL .

The next great young singer you need to know: Amy Allen

Just after graduating from Waynflete and off to college this fall, Amy Allen joins an impressive cadre of young female singers (Clara Berry, Amanda Gervasi, Aly Spaltro, Marie Moreshead) doing great things locally.
Chasing Amy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 01, 2010

Daydream believer

Long a young songwriter with buzz, Pete Miller has been woodshedding with Eric Bettencourt all winter working on a debut record that sees the light of day this weekend.
Pete Miller debuts with Shake the Dawn
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 21, 2010

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

We got everything

Hopkins vented with Doomsday . Here he as produced something more measured, and, in the end, more long-lasting.
Frank Hopkins discovers the American Dream
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 19, 2008


We had joy, we had fun

It’s hardly rare for bands to borrow local talents to add flair here and there to a record, but Dominic and the Lucid have gone above and beyond the usual guest spots.
Dominic and the Lucid release Season of the Sun
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 20, 2008

Dominic and the Lucid

I’m going to call it August Syndrome.
Music seen at the White Heart, August 11
By BY IAN PAIGE  |  August 15, 2007

Doomsday device

Frank Hopkins is Portland’s last angry man.
Frank Hopkins introduces us to our own mortalities
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 07, 2007

Living Wage

I had a girlfriend once who claimed to experience actual orgasms every time Phish played “Chalkdust Torture.”
Living Wage
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 01, 2006