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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.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 25, 2011
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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.
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By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 21, 2011

Review: SPACE's annual Dead of Winter

February 13, SPACE Gallery
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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
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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
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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
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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