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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.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 16, 2012
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Home video

I t may be December, but some of these nights (particularly the weekends) offer so many interesting shows that we're scrambling around town trying to catch them all.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 16, 2011
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Don Campbell gets Frosty once again

If you don't like Christmas songs, there might be something wrong with you (even if you celebrate another winter holiday).
A very country Christmas
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 16, 2011

Local luminaries’ picks

I asked a bunch of people who really dig local music to help me make sure I wasn’t leaving any songs out when I was developing my list of the best 10 songs of the 2000s, but then I quickly realized that “best” is about as subjective as things come when y
A sample of other best songs of the 2000s
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 25, 2009

Letters to the Portland Editor: March 13, 2009

We are two Maine natives, who attended the True/False Film Festival in Missouri, couldn't agree more with Christopher Gray's account of the festival and the festival experience.
Report on True/False Film Fest was so true
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 11, 2009

Portland scene report: November 28, 2008

The results of the WePushButtons Awards came in just a tad too late to get them in the last paper, so here's a quick recap of who took home what last Saturday at SPACE Gallery.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 26, 2008


Portland scene report, May 12, 2006

The Supersoul Challenger's roster change; Moses Atwood set to record CD; Sumner McKane Group climbs the charts
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 10, 2006
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Ridin’ roundup

When I’m looking for a true story, with a toe-tapping score, a plot, characters, conflict, and — sometimes — resolution, all set to music, I’m looking for one thing: country.
The search for a country music scene
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 24, 2006

'Hit the Ground'

Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 01, 1900