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A Rush and a push

When a thousand people turned out at the Skowhegan Fair last weekend to watch Sinfist, Loki, Salvo, and Colon Blow battle it out for $1000 and a fair bit of bragging rights (Sinfist won), it was a sweet night to savor for Chris Rush.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 26, 2011

Topping the charts

The metalsmiths in DEAD SEASON have hit the HEATSEEKERS (NORTHEAST) BILLBOARD chart with their latest album, The Negative NUMBers . It's debuting this week at positive number 2.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 17, 2011
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Dead Season give in on The Negative NUMBers

What's that Neil Young said about castles burning? "Don't let it bring you down?" Someone ought to tell Dead Season. The band previously known for keeping a stiff upper lip through trying times have, on their new EP, given in to a little wallowing.
Killing me softly
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 03, 2011

Grupo Esperanza bids farewell

After eight years of being one of the most in-demand party bands in town, GRUPO ESPERANZA have just one last show left in them: April 1 at the Empire. People looking for a working band, starting practicing your Latin beats.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 25, 2011

See you later, Dead Season, and Dean Ford's new disc

• Listen for hip-hop/electronic artist VIK44 's new tunes accompanying the new web series to be released by the ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIMENT . Ragged Isle is a murder-mystery kind of thing, filmed all over Maine and set on a coastal island. The first 10 o
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 18, 2011

Oxxfest at the Wiscasset Raceway


Another big to-do today happens at the Wiscasset Raceway, where the latest Oxxfest features something like 40 of the bands that have or continue to...
By webteam  |  July 28, 2010


Port City Music Hall's TWO series with Dead Season and Athame


And after a very short break, Port City Music Hall reboots its two-band, $2, $2 microbrew ('til 11 pm) TWO series, with tonight's guests Dead...
By webteam  |  April 21, 2010

Spose: It's all a joke

It’s every band’s dream, really: DEAD SEASON have secured a JAGERMEISTER sponsorship.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 09, 2010

A dead season of desolate grace

JOHN PAUL  was back in town last week, and not just to play a gig at the Empire.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 15, 2010
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Hot, hot heat

Is New Year's back? It seemed to have been taken away from us, by a general and hard-to-pin-down sentiment that it ought to be some kind of family holiday. Fuck that.
New Year's Eve is just a warm-up
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 01, 2010

Bone Bash 2009 at the Gold Room


Local rawk radio station The Bone (106.3 FM) is giving away a whopping $10,000 at tonight’s Bone Bash, a competition for local bands held at...
By webteam  |  December 17, 2009


The death of 'Do This,' and more

Photographer/songwriter/BOXY member JOSHUA LORING and SPACE GALLERY were awarded a grant by the MAINE ARTS COMMISSION to document the underground rock scene.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 20, 2009

Cut to the Bone

Eleven heavy-rock bands are now vying for a $10,000 prize being offered up by radio station 106.3 the Bone.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 23, 2009
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Life in Ruin

Recently, Bull Moose wondered "aloud" (via Facebook) about the future of metal.
The crushing metal of Human Moral Deception
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 23, 2009
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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

Dead Season at the Asylum


If you can handle it, three more CD-release gigs look to curry your favor tonight. First up, Oxford heavies DEAD SEASON bring their Life Death...
By webteam  |  September 16, 2009


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Pain makes you beautiful

With all the success Dead Season have had, perhaps their greatest talent lies in their unflappable honesty, their unwavering self-confidence. At times, their songs, full of introspection and naked emotion, are like being forced to stare at the sun. The i
 Dead Season find the middle ground between life and death
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 11, 2009

Holy Boys and Sea Captains

• The HOLY BOYS DANGER CLUB are making a real go of it. They've made a video for "Criminal," off the Lessons for Liars EP from earlier this year. GUY MANLY VIDEOS , who crafted the Cambiata documentary, did the filming. Check the brand-new   www.holy
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By PORTLAND MUSIC PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
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Scrutiny of the bounty

I'm an enthusiastic guy, and maybe prone to hyperbole from time to time, but it's hard to argue that 2008 wasn't an all-time banner year for music created here in the Portland area.
Was 2008 the best year ever for local music releases?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 23, 2008

Demanding Dead Season


Yes, so we're a little behind in posting this, but better late than never: 5000 people went to a con...
By Jeff Inglis  |  November 07, 2008
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Something Lost, something gained

So delicate and so menacing.
Dead Season ramp things up yet again
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 21, 2008