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Dominic Lavoie is feeling the love

Musicians clearly like playing for Dominic Lavoie.
 ShaShaSha lives on
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 30, 2013
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Oooh, la, la: ShaShaSha

He may not have planned it this way, but Dominic Lavoie is definitely striking while the Internet is hot.
A psyched-out solo effort from Dominic Lavoie
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 02, 2012

Clearing things up with the Fogcutters

Walking into the old Hanover Street warehouse space in Portland to a full-blown rehearsal of the Fogcutters Big Band is a little like moving from a sauna to the frozen tundra.
Huge sounds
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 02, 2011
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A local covers album that doesn't focus on the hits

Hopefully, the awesomeness that was Beautiful Locals hasn't slipped from the Portland consciousness yet.
Ambassador Beam
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 22, 2011
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Lucid dreaming

How far the Lucid have come. Sure, sometimes a band come out of the gate firing on all cylinders and crush their debut album, using chemistry and energy to overcome lack of experience. But far more common is for a band to take a little while to find the
An effervescent ride on the mothership
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2011
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The digital delight of Space versus Speed

Since 2000, we've had the Popsicko, Rocktopus, As Fast As (three albums), Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia, and now Space versus Speed. All with Spencer Albee as principal songwriter and frontman. Seven full-length records.
Out of this world
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2011


Rock N' Roll and the Immortal Soul: A Vampire Musical


Sure to be another feast for the eyes and ears, Rock N' Roll and the Immortal Soul: A Vampire Musical is a local theatrical reading...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010

One man’s picks for the BiMPys

Pffft. That Phoenix Best Music Poll is just a popularity contest!  
Handicapping the Best Music Poll
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 04, 2010

Home and away

For many songwriters, home is where the art is.
Zach Jones's diasporic Fading Flowers
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 19, 2010

Tower of Song with Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Dead Man's Clothes and Dominic Lavoie


Don't forget to walk past the intersection of Congress and High streets at some point during the evening, to hear live music from the Tower...
By webteam  |  March 03, 2010

Hope springs Eternal Otter

The latest scuttlebutt on Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ray Lamontagne, and more.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 18, 2009


Sly-Chi turns sausage party and more

Singer KELLY MCKENNA has decided to leave Sly-Chi after three and a half years due to general burn-out.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 13, 2009

What are the odds?

Ten years! When we organized our first Best Music Poll, way back in the day, we could only hope that it would one day wind up the institution it is today, with the annual Portland Music Awards ceremony drawing the best collection of musical talent Main
Best bets for this year's Best Music Poll
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 29, 2009
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Winter to remember

Sometimes January in this town can be a bit slow. It's cold. There's a holiday hangover. Whatever.
2009 enters with a roar
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 30, 2008
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We got everything

Hopkins vented with Doomsday . Here he as produced something more measured, and, in the end, more long-lasting.
Frank Hopkins discovers the American Dream
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 19, 2008

Portland scene report: October 31, 2008

Civil Disturbance drummer Nick “Nikko” Villaci, who’s been in the local rock scene long enough to have produced progeny to fill out other local bands, has announced his retirement from the original music scene.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 29, 2008


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We had joy, we had fun

It’s hardly rare for bands to borrow local talents to add flair here and there to a record, but Dominic and the Lucid have gone above and beyond the usual guest spots.
Dominic and the Lucid release Season of the Sun
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 20, 2008
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Who's going to win?

I give you the BMP Tote Board, handicapping the big categories — because who doesn’t like reducing real life to betting lines?
2008 Portland Best Music Poll tote board
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2008
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Seek and Destroy

It’s an unpredictable world we live in.
As Fast As pull out their Plastique
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 05, 2008

Portland scene report: February 29, 2008

Called Destroy the Plastique Man , the album was begun on the West Coast in that Portland during Albee’s short-lived self-imposed exile from this Portland.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 27, 2008


Portland scene report: February 1, 2008

For those hoping you’d seen the end of him, tough beans.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 30, 2008
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Dominic and the Lucid

I’m going to call it August Syndrome.
Music seen at the White Heart, August 11
By BY IAN PAIGE  |  August 15, 2007
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Moustache men

Can you believe them, or are they mocking everything you believe about the music that you love?
Cosades return, Tusks bared
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 23, 2007
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Everyone get BiMPy!

1) Who will win Best Act? 2) How will the Asylum suit the show, now that the Pavilion has shut its doors? 3) What will Shannon Moss do with her hair?
Intrigue abounds for the eighth annual Best Music Poll awards
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 09, 2007
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Mistakes were made

The Portland music scene has a case of the single white males.
But Joshua Madore has produced a fine debut, nonetheless
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 02, 2007


Portland scene report: April 27, 2007

Who better to play Earth Day than the Hi-Tides?
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 25, 2007
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Living Wage

I had a girlfriend once who claimed to experience actual orgasms every time Phish played “Chalkdust Torture.”
Living Wage
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 01, 2006