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[Q&A] Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran chats with Freezpop's Sean Drinkwater about art in music, a pop legacy, and tweeting
Editor's Note: Ever since DURAN DURAN broke onto the scene 30 years ago, the synth strobe of debut single "Planet Earth" serving a legendary declaration...
| October 27, 2011
[playlist] Our music fall preview hits Spotify
Despite the inevitable drop in temperatures, this week's Fall Preview includes a concert schedule that promises to keep things hot n' heavy all season long....
| September 16, 2011
Grand Hotel’s radiant and vibrant in color
Less than a year following their terrific self-titled full-length debut, Grand Hotel are back with in color , an album that sees that debut and raises the stakes considerably.
Like a hurricane
| February 18, 2011
Review: Rob Sheffield's inner Sheena
It was probably a common impulse, wanting to save Rob Sheffield.
| September 03, 2010
Why does she put up with him? Why, for that matter, should anyone in the audience?
A spurious man
| March 26, 2010
Let's get Russian
The quick back-story on Kino Proby: Three Mainers take a liking to the Russian band Kino, and its legendary lead singer Viktor Tsoi, who died in a car wreck in 1990 after becoming maybe the single most famous Russian rock star.
A live album for a dead rock singer from Kino Proby
| January 08, 2010
It feels as if all the music people these days were rushing toward a hyper-electro-modern future where they'll be programming drum machines hard-wired directly to their erogenous zones.
The New Collisions start things off right
| May 29, 2009
Going on sale: October 10, 2008
Caithlin De Marrais, Darker My Love, Wayne Shorter and others
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| October 08, 2008
Make like a leaf
Fall appropriately takes the baton (sorry, Olympics still on the mind) from a stand-out summer of music in Portland.
Fall into local music (and other ironic urgings)
| September 10, 2008
Interview: Courtney Taylor-Taylor
In the 2004 documentary DiG! , the Dandy Warhols’ Courtney Taylor-Taylor reacts to the musical criticism of a Capitol Records executive by scoffing, “I sneeze and hits come out!”
Mission: control freak
| September 08, 2008
Sax solos: a symbol of musical excess from a bygone era when “ProTools” was something a plumber brought to the job.
No decade blew harder than the '80s
| August 12, 2008
He loves the ’80s
“My relationship to the music of the ’80s is very genuine. There’s no irony to it.”
M83 recaptures your youth
| May 28, 2008
Going on sale: March 28, 2008
Alicia Keys, Joe Lally, Ryan Adams, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| March 25, 2008
Mining the past
John Coltrane acid blasts rage through the Mars Volta’s new The Bedlam in Goliath.
The classic sounds of the Mars Volta and Louis XIV
| February 12, 2008
The album improves with every listen and is damn hard to get out of your player of choice.
Satellite Lot return with Sleepwalk in a Burning Building
| November 28, 2007
In the hands of almost any band, “Just give us more rock” would be, at best, a wry throw-away, at worst a lazy cliché.
Freezepop just wanna rock
| September 24, 2007
The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
Bad news begets good tunes
| September 12, 2007
Live Earth 2007
So you’re headed to a Live Earth gig somewhere, whether outside New York City or in a remote outpost in Antarctica.
Where to go, who to see, what to know — even if you don't have a ticket
| July 10, 2007
Early and often
There’s plenty to get excited about looking forward into the scant three months that make up the only great time to be in Maine.
Summer heats up quick and stays hot
| June 13, 2007
As I write this, Alec K. Redfearn and his Eyesores are trekking across western Europe, entertaining and amusing audiences with their picaresque,
The Eyesores’ new disc, farewell, Century Lounge
| April 25, 2007
Never Too Late
Too Late the Hero’s tour kicked off in an auspicious way that can only happen to bands from northern climes.
Or, always Too Late (the Hero) — whichever implies they’re great
| March 21, 2007
“Some religious music,” wrote the late, great Whitney Balliett, jazz critic for the New Yorker, “shines with evil.”
Jesu, Middle East Downstairs, March 17, 2007
| March 20, 2007
‘If this breaks up, it’s not like I can go sell a Basquiat like Lars Ulrich.’
Deftones go on a healing tour
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| December 01, 2006
There are singles artists and there are album artists. Watch videos from Beck's The Information (Windows Media)
The Killers reach higher, plus Beck and Evanescence
| October 11, 2006
One more chance
Since the late 1990s, Ransom had been one of the more creative heavy rock bands on the Portland scene, using multi-media well to develop their fanbase and becoming one of the first local bands to release a DVD.
Post Ransom, A New Vision seek Immortality
| October 05, 2006
The song whisperer
This is an album that you lean into, as if receiving a happy confidence.
Green Gartside revives Scritti Politti
| August 23, 2006
Crossword: 'I repeat'
Sounds familiar . . . it's all coming back to me . . .
| April 12, 2006
With a narrative arc that begins in the London dub dungeon of Public Image Limited and ends in the worldbeating semen storm of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the whole grand experiment of post-punk is tracked and given coherence.
Simon Reynolds rips into rock’s strangest era
| March 21, 2006
It was 1985 and it was time for a new kind of kick. I did not expect to find it with guys playing tin whistle, banjo, and accordion, and a guy who used to sing for the B-level punk band, the Nips ( nés Nipple Erectors) — that would be the dentally chall
The return of the MacGowan Pogues
| March 07, 2006
Portland Music News for the week of January 20, 2006
Outbreak signs record deal; Sinferno play CBGB's; WCYY's Big Break Contest winners
| January 19, 2006
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