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Bullies beware

Wells rapper and man-about-town Spose is not a fan of bullies — or pulling punches.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 12, 2012
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Get particular

Bangor indie-rock duo WHEN PARTICLES COLLIDE have been all over the place lately.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 23, 2012
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Who needs guitars when Dean Ford is in Ctrl?

Dean Ford's new EP, Ctrl , is six songs, just under 20 minutes. Dean Ford's last EP, Deaf. Dumb. In Love. , was six songs, right around 20 minutes. That's pretty much where the similarities end.
Strike up the dance beats
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 09, 2012
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Vain displays

The relentless "Get Fucked" tagline, which the band VANITYITES repeat ad nauseam in online media campaigns, has gotten a liiiiittle tired and transparent lately.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011
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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

Nothing Drab about it

We found ourselves happily trampled last weekend by DRAB PONY , JEREMY ROBINSON 's on/off improv project, as they whipped up a froth of excessive noise tantrums in the darklit rodeo of the Apohadion in Bayside.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 19, 2011


Marie Stella and Sophomore Beat call it quits; Dean Ford polishes a new EP

Looks like MARIE STELLA are calling it quits.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 15, 2011
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The smooth pop-rock of Zach Jones's Broken Record

For an album to be more than just a collection of songs, it's more important that the songs all feel the same than sound the same. No one wants 10 tracks all in the same style — that gets old unless everything is terrific — but there should be an aesthe
Don't fix it
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 18, 2011
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Dean Ford is Deaf. Dumb. In Love.

Dean Ford renews, this week, his membership in the cult of pop with the release of Deaf. Dumb. In Love. , a six-song EP filled with love songs and general guy-girl drama in the classic poodle skirt tradition.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 11, 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

Madgirl's Mad House, Goodnight Process says goodnight, and more

Remember how MADGIRL was selling local discs through her MAD HOUSE store on Commercial Street? Well, she has 45 local artists in the store right now, and is willing to add more, but is no longer paying for the discs up front — just selling the discs
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 27, 2010


Another beautiful Goodnight Process EP

The GOODNIGHT PROCESS have their new EP, Another Beautiful Girl , in the can, but there’s just one problem ...
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 30, 2010

Home and away

For many songwriters, home is where the art is.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 19, 2010
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The way things will be

The Goodnight Process have a little bit of the next-big-thing about them.
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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