Emily Dix Thomas

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Dynamite with a laser beam

Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? Whatever you do, don't ask Sean Slaughter.
Wax Tablet

Pitter Patter goes Billy Libby's heart

Billy Libby's new EP, Pitter Patter , is such a step forward for him that I half expected he'd have slapped the name William Elizabeth on the packaging.
Writing letters to yourself
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 23, 2011

Blood Wedding on January 15, at SPACE Gallery

Not a death-metal Billy Idol cover band but a lyrical tragedy written by Federico Garcia Lorca in 1932, last weekend's production of Blood Wedding at SPACE Gallery was at turns graceful and punishingly fraught.
Music seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 21, 2011

Review: SPACE's annual Dead of Winter

February 13, SPACE Gallery
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 19, 2010

4th Annual Dead of Winter with Darien Brahms, Jacob Augustine and more

At SPACE, Dead of Winter enters its fourth year as Portland's premier showcase of singer-songwriter talents. The event gets extra points for diversity, with the...
By webteam  |  February 10, 2010

Behind the (local) music

“Working in a studio for so many years, we get to work closely with musicians when they are at their most creative — and most vulnerable,” says Marc Bartholomew, audio engineer and co-runner of Hanover Street’s Acadia Recording Company.
A new show shines a light in the recording studio
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 09, 2009

Peet Chamberlain and Emily Dix Thomas

  And the North Star Music Café's Maine Songwriters Association night is going biweekly; filling in for them this week are the venerable and unpredictable...
By webteam  |  August 12, 2009
spencer list

So good

One way to experiment with songwriting is to throw convention out the window, eschew verses and choruses, try to be completely unique. Sometimes the idea appears that if a song sounds like anything that came before it, well, that's points deducted like
Spencer Albee's got Spirit. How 'bout you?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 31, 2009
Hooray For The Riff Raff

Hooray For The Riff Raff

For the rest of us orphans, a neo-Americana act with a punk ethic from New Orleans comes to the Dogfish Bar & Grille in the...
By webteam  |  June 17, 2009

Listener, Heal thyself

It's possible things are getting a touch too literary for your average music consumer.
The Cambiata’s new EP is a cure for many ills
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 31, 2008