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A flurry of releases in the new year

Like predicting the impact of climate change, looking forward to the season's album releases reveals an increasing number of significant events, but you can't quite pin down exactly when they'll all happen.
Wintersongs
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 28, 2012

Emilia Dahlin at the Telling Room at the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center


Local popstar Emilia Dahlin plays a benefit show supporting laudable non-profit The Telling Room at the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center, 286 West Elm St. $12,...
By webteam  |  December 07, 2010
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Review: The many tentacles of Jason Spooner's Sea Monster

Jason Spooner is an amalgamation of John Prine and John Mayer — great songs and great hair, all in one package. Their aesthetics are similar, too. Sure, there are important and wounded songs in the bag, but these guys aren't afraid to have a good time,
Get kraken
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 19, 2010

Emilia Dahlin at SPACE Gallery


If every songwriter worked a year of unglamorous globe-travel into their lives, the world of sound would be better for it. We missed Emilia Dahlin...
By webteam  |  September 29, 2010

Emilia Dahlin at One Longfellow Square


At One Longfellow Square, a wonderful lineup of singer/songwriters gathers for a benefit to aid research on the aftereffects of the Gulf oil spill. Emilia...
By webteam  |  September 01, 2010

Emilia's back!


Yes, Emilia Dahlin is back! She was elsewhere - go find her and ask about it, really - but has returned, and is playing out,...
By Jeff Inglis  |  July 20, 2010


Jerks of Grass + Emilia Dahlin at Portland Lobster Company


Portland Lobster Company has a boffo weekend lined up for your outdoor dining pleasure. Today, Jerks of Grass take a noon-3 pm matinee before the...
By webteam  |  July 14, 2010
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Daydream believer

Long a young songwriter with buzz, Pete Miller has been woodshedding with Eric Bettencourt all winter working on a debut record that sees the light of day this weekend.
Pete Miller debuts with Shake the Dawn
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 21, 2010
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Portland’s wishes for 2010

Ah, these fresh moments of the new year, when our hopes and resolutions are unsullied by the rough ravages of time, politics, and the Maine winter.
New Year’s resolutions
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 01, 2010

Kicking around town with Roy Davis, Lost on Liftoff, and more

Sideman supergroup Frederick have decided to make a record. Except they don't have the dosh.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 16, 2009
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A decade of song

It’s been a decade since the Portland Phoenix and the Portland music scene first joined up to celebrate the best in local music. Here are some highlights from this year’s party, and some artifacts we dug up from the archives.  
10 years of the Portland Music Awards
By MARGO ROY, CLIF GARBODEN, JOHN MARSHALL, LISA CRAIG, MATTHEW ROBBINS, SONYA TOMLINSON, JEFF INGLIS, AND JENNIFER KEARNS  |  June 12, 2009


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Before the Goldrush

With a name right out of a Nathaniel Hawthorne novel and hand-pressed CD packaging graced with images of antique farming tools, Putnam Smith does nothing to dispel the notion that he wouldn't mind living in 1809 instead of 2009.
Putnam Smith can't quite find his way home
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 29, 2009
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Rattle your cage

You'll excuse Emilia Dahlin if her first release since the well-received God Machine in 2006 is a six-song EP.
Emilia Dahlin continues to push the envelope
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 24, 2009

Portland Music News: April 10, 2009

We have a tentative street date for cheek-metal purveyors PIGBOAT 's new album, Float: April 21, with a release show later that week, April 25, at Geno's
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 10, 2009

Seven Sirens

SPACE Gallery showcased a "Seven Sirens" all-lady lineup last Friday, in front of a packed house.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, November 14
By SONYA TOMLINSON AND JEFF INGLIS  |  November 19, 2008

Halloween Dance Party

Portland brought out its dead for SPACE Gallery’s annual Halloween smash on Friday.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, October 31, 2008
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  November 05, 2008


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She will become like birds

On what’s already a very personal album, the finish makes the piece of art itself seem a living, breathing thing.
Vanessa Torres touches fertile ground with Witness
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 19, 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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Call and response

We’ve had the pleasure here in Portland of watching a number of great singer/songwriters develop their careers into something substantial recently.
Satisfying a growing crowd with a Playtime Music Session
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 20, 2008
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Green day

More than 85 percent of a concert’s damage to the environment comes from fans.
The local musician’s guide to touring with an eco-conscience
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 07, 2007

Portland scene report: September 21, 2007

We feel bad for (most of) the paying customers, but hope that they, like us, have a newfound appreciation for what a badass Ryan Adams is.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 19, 2007


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Urban bards

“You’ll find us. We’ll sound like Kenny G on acid.”
The summer sidewalk subculture that enlivens the city all year round
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 01, 2007

Portland scene report: June 22, 2007

Folks watching the Sox game on Thursday the 14th heard a take from the Small Boy Petes, during a highlight montage.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 20, 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

Portland scene report: May 4, 2005

More word on the new Ocean album.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  May 02, 2007
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World tour

Yeah, we know — there’s tons of touristy stuff stamped “Maine” for sale all over Portland and the rest of our fair state.
Some local artists are known better elsewhere
By TODD RICHARD  |  February 21, 2007


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Walk the line

An album with ADD, Sorcha’s Walk It Once just can’t sit still.
Sorcha travels far on her full-length debut
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 21, 2007

Portland scene report: February 2, 2007

Sara Cox is near to setting a date for the release of her much-anticipated follow-up to 2003’s Arrive.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 31, 2007

Portland scene report: September 29, 2006

Since former Phoenix   “Classical” columnist Mark Scearce (sorry, J. Mark) skipped town, we haven’t been paying much attention to the resident composer spot at USM’s School of Music.
Sibiliance
By SIBILANCE  |  September 27, 2006
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All that jazz

On her new album, God Machine , Emilia Dahlin has fully embraced the jazzy sound she introduced with “No End” on her previous full-length CD.
Emilia Dahlin delivers on her potential with God Machine
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 21, 2006