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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 30, 2013
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Get in the ring, kids

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By  |  April 20, 2013
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Fantasize Local

Ask anyone in town and they'll tell you the same thing: the Portland Buy Local campaign has been a resounding success.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 08, 2013
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Summer’s freeze

Among the newsiest of the chord changes in Maine music this fall, the oddball proprietors at ETERNAL OTTER RECORDS are launching a new monthly series at Zero Station, the finest forgotten little cubbyhole in Bayside.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 14, 2012
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Summer reading

Here's the good word: an intriguing new group called LOVERS OF FICTION caught our attention recently.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 22, 2012
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Foam Castles emerge with a Bonanza

If summer is the stuff of memories, then the music of Foam Castles has a way of helping to make them.
Into the spotlight
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  May 18, 2012


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Foamspun jams

We blurbed it ages ago, but HUAK's excellent Yorba Linda is finally getting the wax treatment it deserves.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 16, 2012
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10 songs to get you, and the Pats, fired up

While most Patriots fans this past weekend watched with glee as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was denied a return trip to the Super Bowl, I couldn't help remember the time 11 years ago when I didn't completely detest the guy.
Super selections
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2012
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2011’s top 10 albums (and 5 EPs, too)

This is the first year reviewing local music made me feel truly panicked.
Haunted and Happy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 23, 2011
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Vain displays

The relentless "Get Fucked" tagline, which the band VANITYITES repeat ad nauseam in online media campaigns, has gotten a liiiiittle tired and transparent lately.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011
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Network foundation

Attention bands on the cusp: the PORTLAND MUSIC FOUNDATION is assembling seven local groups to play a Portland Music Showcase at this year's CMJ FESTIVAL in New York.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 26, 2011


Summer releases from Brzowski, Pinsky, and more

BRZOWSKI , just back from a Euro tour with MOSHE , has some news to share upon his return.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 27, 2011
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Foam Castles invite you to Come Over to My House

Bitch all you want about the firehose of new music nowadays, but the lowered barriers to recording and distribution certainly do make it easier for artists to be a lot more playful in their releases.
Digital domicile
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 15, 2011

Gully + Foam Castles + Sunset Hearts at Empire Dine and Dance, January 8

Gully, Foam Castles, and Sunset Hearts at Empire was a veritable who's-who of the Portland indie rock scene.
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By AMANDA PLEAU  |  January 14, 2011

Sunset Hearts at Empire Dine and Dance


The year's first local rock and roll trinity is at Empire Dine and Dance at 575 Congress. At 9 pm, supergroup Sunset Hearts continue to...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011
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Photos: CMJ Showcase at the Trash Bar

Dead Man's Clothes, Foam Castles, Holy Boys Danger Club and others play the CMJ Showcase at the Trash Bar on October 23, 2010.
The CMJ Showcase | Trash Bar | October 23, 2010
By NICHOLAS BRENNAN  |  October 29, 2010


Portland CMJ showcase at the Trash Bar in NYC, October 23

Standing outside the Trash Bar in Brooklyn, New York this weekend, TJ Metcalfe of Portland's Dead Man's Clothes said, "Let's punch New York in the face with a big block of Maine music."
Music Seen
By NICHOLAS BRENNAN  |  October 29, 2010

Brenda + Foam Castles at the Red Door


If you missed either of them around town this weekend, or want some Friendly Toast, Brenda and Foam Castles perform at Portsmouth's Red Door's Hush...
By webteam  |  August 25, 2010
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Beer, boys and parking-meter woes

As if you needed proof that Ron Harrity is one busy man (see: new releases from If and It, Honey Clouds, Marie Stella), two more albums finished off in his South Portland studio hit the streets this season in advance of your summer road trips.
New anti-anthems from Foam Castles and the Rattlesnakes
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2010

Foam Castles + Rattlesnakes at Geno's


I tackled two solid new albums by Foam Castles and the Rattlesnakes this week, and you may well want to tackle both bands at a...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010

Planets Around the Sun play Casablanca Cruises


You could always party with some not-so-usual suspects on a boat. Planets Around the Sun, known for their increasingly elaborated seasonal solstice/equinox concerts, rent out a...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010


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Run for Cover

If there was ever the idea that Honey Clouds were just Harpswell Sound with a new rhythm section, let their sophomore album, Cover the Forest , dispel it forever.
Honey Clouds shake the trees and get noisy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 28, 2010

Honey Clouds at SPACE with Tan Vampires + Foam Castles


Two major album-release events highlight tonight's concert calendar. First, the guitar-pop wizards of Honey Clouds drop their second full-length album, Cover the Forest (check out...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010

Leaves of Life from Arborea, and other Portland music news

BUCK AND SHANTI CURRAN , the husband-and-wife team behind ethereal folk band ARBOREA , have been touring nearly non-stop and curating compilations right from their home base in Lewiston.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 21, 2010