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Gilding the turd
The issues surrounding the Cumberland County Civic Center's potential refurbishing remind me of the problems people face when they drive piece-of-shit cars.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
| October 07, 2011
Dane Cook at the Cumberland County Civic Center
Dane Cook, a rock of a different consistency, performs tonight at the Cumberland County Civic Center (45 Spring St.) for anywhere between $35 and $70....
| November 03, 2010
Sheryl Crow at the Cumberland County Civic Center
If you're not going north, you'll miss the fair's manure toss. However, Sheryl Crow - a full six albums removed from Leaving Las Vegas -...
| September 21, 2010
Fall Music Preview: Stay positive
The face of the local nightlife landscape undergoes a major change in the form of a renewal this autumn, as the State Theatre’s exhaustively maligned absence ends on October 15, with 10 fall concerts on their docket already. But that’s not the only new v
The local concert calendar is filled to capacity
| September 17, 2010
40 years of heroes + villains
Turning 40 this week spurred me to compile the greatest sports moments witnessed with my own eyes during (what I hope is) the first half of my life.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
| August 13, 2010
Daughtry + Lifehouse at Cumberland County Civic Center
A publicist called and asked if I'd write about Daughtry and Lifehouse at Cumberland County Civic Center tonight. I couldn't help but laugh.
| June 16, 2010
There is Pirate news, and not just that Penelope Cruz will star in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie as Blackbeard’s daughter. No, there is Portland Pirate news.
Balls, Pucks, & Monster Trucks
| March 26, 2010
Carrie Underwood at the Civic Center
One of the few decent things to come from our American Idolized world, Carrie Underwood, takes over downtown Portland with a show at the Cumberland...
| March 10, 2010
Slam Dunk Season
Back in the fall of 2008, WJAB sports guy Chris Sedenka hosted Red Claws bigwigs Jon Jennings and Bill Ryan Jr. on his afternoon radio show. They were solidifying their plan to bring an NBA development league basketball team to Portland, Maine, a schem
How the Red Claws took Portland by storm
| February 05, 2010
Photos: Phish at Cumberland County Civic Center
Live at Phish's 2009 Fall Tour stop in Portland
Phish, live at the Cumberland County Civic Center on November 29, 2009
| December 04, 2009
For all of the excitement that surrounded Wilco on the Maine State Pier or Sufjan Stevens at Port City Music Hall or the various sold-out Ray LaMontagne shows of the past year, there is no question that last Sunday's Phish show at the Cumberland County
Phish return to Portland, and the crowds throng
| December 04, 2009
Greater Portland’s under some hippie-utopian version of martial law today, as most events seem to revolve around today’s (obviously) sold out PHISH concert at Cumberland...
| November 25, 2009
Kelly Clarkson + Eric Hutchinson
Pop superstar, American Idol victor, and unlikely hipster favorite Kelly Clarkson is at Cumberland County Civic Center at 7:30 pm, with Eric Hutchinson. Tickets run...
| September 30, 2009
The days are growing shorter, the magazines are (well, barely) getting larger and meatier, and the first batch of cider doughnuts is on the way real soon: all sure signs of autumn, as is the bountiful crop of prestigious concerts coming our way this se
Cult heroes and superstars dot the region's fall concert calendar
| September 18, 2009
Pedal to the Metal
The heavy/nu-metal "Pedal to the Metal" tour rolls into the Cumberland County Civic Center at 6 pm, with headliners Mudvayne joined by Black Label...
| July 22, 2009
What got spilled on the floor of the Frank Fixaris Memorial Press Box to make it stickier than glue-based rodent traps?
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
| April 23, 2008
Behind the mask
In a city where secrets are few and far between this one has lasted. And lasted.
What we don’t know about the Valentine’s Phantom — and why that’s a good thing
| February 13, 2008
Portland scene report: February 8, 2008
Anybody catch their January 25 appearance at the Battle of the Bands?
Sibilance starts now
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| February 06, 2008
It was like waking up next to someone and realizing that he’s simply no longer the man you fell in love with.
Music seen at the Cumberland County Civic Center, October 4, 2007
| October 10, 2007
The King is dead (and rich)
It was 30 years ago next Thursday.
Long live Elvis’s ghost
| August 08, 2007
For a band as image-conscious as the White Stripes, it’s notable how little they’ve given their fans in the way of ideology.
The White Stripes keep it transitional
| July 18, 2007
If you believe the Portlanders who worked on the Olympia Companies proposal for redeveloping the Maine State Pier, the competition between their outfit and Ocean Properties is simple.
Both proposals for the Maine State Pier are missing something big
| March 08, 2007
Dome's debut show a hit
Ever since the State Theatre shut its doors, there has been a gaping void in Portland’s live-music scene.
| November 29, 2006
Dome a home for music
With the demise of the State Theatre, traveling bands looking for a mid-sized venue have been stymied.
| October 18, 2006
It’s summertime. That means the air is sauna-thick; the sidewalks are clogged with three parts tourists, one part locals; and your favorite bag of choice is now a fanny pack. Slideshow: ugly Portland View our map of ugly Portland (Illustration by
According to national rankings, we live in a terrific city for entrepreneurs, a great place to raise kids, and – ahem – one of the most perfect spots in the country. But let’s not get too arrogant.
| July 26, 2006
Get ready for summer, punks
What has already been an active year on the local scene only ramps up for summer.
Releases from Pete Kilpatrick, Emilia Dahlin + Subject Bias are just the beginning
| June 14, 2006
We all have killer stories about our best nights out in Portland, but now is not the time for your stories.
Local musicians select their bands' top performances
| February 23, 2006
Sinclair may have violated state law
A union attorney is investigating allegations that Sinclair Broadcast Group failed to obey a Maine law requiring employers to pay workers within eight days of the close of a pay period.
| January 19, 2006
Doin’ it live
The winter concert scene’s got something for everybody, from Averi to Zakir Hussain. Okay, I couldn’t resist that bit of alphabetical hackery, but it’s true.
| January 09, 2006
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