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Pete Kilpatrick Band comes home; Dennis Bailey's Dylan tribute

Congrats to the PETE KILPATRICK BAND . Their "Coming Home" won a national fan-voting-based contest from insurance provider USAA this past week.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 20, 2011
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Turkish troubadours

I owe just about all my Turkish music knowledge to Okbari.
Okbari get all lovey-dovey
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 26, 2010

The Low Anthem visit the Low Countries

Plus Brown Birds and Toughcats
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 12, 2010

Portland music news: January 30, 2009

Local songstress Rachel Griffin got in on the Barack Obama love-fest with a song called "Struggle Leads to Grace."
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  January 28, 2009
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Wrap it up

I'm way ahead on my shopping this season (it's easier because the family has finally come to its senses and agreed to a strict one-gift-per-person rule).
Local music for the hard-to-please
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 10, 2008

Murky and bright

It's notable that Tarpigh won't play their own CD-release show this Saturday. That would be the normal thing to do. And Tarpigh have never given Portland anything normal or predictable.
Tarpigh return: Where did they go?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 26, 2008


Okbari list photo

Oud, la la

Okbari’s Amos Libby and Eric LaPerna have followed their debut release with a self-titled sophomore effort, to be released this weekend with a night of Middle Eastern music at SPACE.
Okbari’s sophomore effort makes the exotic accessible
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 24, 2006