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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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Review: Put your hands together for Olas's debut album

It's hard to believe, surely, considering bands like Cerberus Shoal, Fire on Fire, and his solo work, but Chriss Sutherland may have outdone himself again with Olas.
Keeping time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 12, 2010
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Creature feature

While much of Clara Berry’s new EP, Creature , is alluring and captivating, the first 45 seconds of her “Siren” might be the best 45 seconds recorded this year.
Stay up late for Clara Berry
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 25, 2010
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Moms rock!

Some moms decide, from heartbeat one of ultrasound, that they aren’t going to let a small (i.e., life-changing) thing like motherhood get in the way of their art.
Musician-mothers learn to balance boundless energy and tireless creativity
By DENA RIEGEL  |  May 07, 2010
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Love among the ruins

To Will Ethridge, who runs the small Portland-based label Eternal Otter Records, any song or album is just one crucial piece of a larger puzzle.
Eternal Otter documents make-ups, breakups, and shake-ups
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 22, 2010

Local luminaries’ picks

I asked a bunch of people who really dig local music to help me make sure I wasn’t leaving any songs out when I was developing my list of the best 10 songs of the 2000s, but then I quickly realized that “best” is about as subjective as things come when y
A sample of other best songs of the 2000s
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 25, 2009


Hope springs Eternal Otter

The latest scuttlebutt on Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ray Lamontagne, and more.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Get ready

Details on the Rustic Overtones release and more
 Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 30, 2009
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Ripple effect

The Portland Phoenix launched in 1999, just as the Portland music scene was turning.
The 10 most influential bands of our first 10 years
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 18, 2009
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Love and consequences

Two of indie music's most popular and tortured songwriters, Will Oldham and Neko Case, try to reconcile encroaching middle age with a past of bad habits on their new albums.
Three restless souls try to settle down
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 18, 2009
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And then some...

Aside from the second season of Mad Men , Barack Obama, and Puppycam, I think we can all agree that it was a pretty mediocre year in national pop culture.
An addendum to the year in local music
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 23, 2008


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Five for fighting

Ripe pickings in The Orchard
Ripe pickings in The Orchard
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 17, 2008
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Folk of ages

Young God Records is one of the country’s more prominent DIY record labels.
Fire on Fire snag a label, make it count
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 03, 2007

'Hit the Ground'

Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 01, 1900