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Dan Capaldi steps out from behind the kit

In addition to plenty of other projects, Dan Capaldi has played drums now for two of Portland's most important bands of the last five years: the brightly burning Cambiata and the still-on-the-rise Holy Boys Danger Club.
On the Level
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 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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Upcoming albums: The winter of our deep content

There was a time when winter in Portland was pretty sleepy, with bands holing up to practice and write while the snowflakes flew. No longer. The album-release schedule is now equally robust year-round, and there are big shows just about every weekend th
The winter of our deep content
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 31, 2010

Power pop, radio rock, and more

NOW IS NOW frontman MITCH ALDEN has plans for a solo release. The party's scheduled for January 21 at RiRa. Expect some seriously upbeat power pop.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2010

Album awards and new releases

Congrats yet again to GATEWAY MASTERING 's ADAM AYAN . Last week he took home yet another LATIN GRAMMY , for his work on JUAN LUIS GUERRA 's Asondegerra . Dude's gonna have to build a bigger mantle.
Sibilance
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 19, 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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Holy rollers

This record grabs you by the throat from measure one.
Ten pounds of rock in a six-song Boo Box
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 12, 2010

Kill The Karaoke, featuring Trainwreck

Since its invention in Japan in the early ’70s, karaoke has become an international pastime.
At Empire Dine & Dance, Wednesdays @ 9 pm
By DAN CLARK  |  October 30, 2009
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Spring cleaning

Without beating around the bush, here are three EPs worth hearing that have been sitting around the office a bit.
Three discs you should hear as the weather warms
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 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

Music seen: The Goodnight Process

It is always a gamble when an all-ages band like The Goodnight Process wager their local draw in a 21+ venue like Geno's.
The Goodnight Process, February 28, at Geno's
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  March 04, 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

Three in one (more)

Last week, we previewed the releases of three discs. This week, we offer three discs that came out this summer, but didn’t hit my desk till recently.
New from Marie Moreshead, Adam Kurtz, and Hotel Arrival
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 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