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Seceding from the union

The esteemed folk-rock songwriter ERIC BETTENCOURT is leaving us for Austin, Texas, for the winter and spring, possibly longer.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 16, 2012
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Network foundation

Attention bands on the cusp: the PORTLAND MUSIC FOUNDATION is assembling seven local groups to play a Portland Music Showcase at this year's CMJ FESTIVAL in New York.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 26, 2011
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Rising up

Almost two years ago, Byron Nilsen was walking home from a night downtown when he was attacked by two men on Cumberland Avenue who took issue with the way Nilsen was dressed (he "looked like a faggot," they said).
Alt-performance-art rebels stage a 'Revolution!'
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 13, 2010