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Waxing nostalgic

It was a good year for weird music — or was it a weird year for good music? — and here are some of the standouts.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 21, 2012
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Granting dismissal

Portland's 7-piece funk/hiphop outfit GRANT STREET ORCHESTRA ring their final coda this week, ending a three-plus-year run during which they became one of the most revered party bands in the state.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 29, 2012
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Home video

I t may be December, but some of these nights (particularly the weekends) offer so many interesting shows that we're scrambling around town trying to catch them all.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 16, 2011
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Grant Street Orchestra gang up on Passionately Late

Live, band-driven hip hop is a lot of fun and it's no wonder Portland has embraced Grant Street Orchestra, who this week make the Big Easy party central for the release their debut full-length Passionately Late .
All you party people
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 14, 2011
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Playing Trial & Error by the Bonfire

Jesse Pilgrim and the Bonfire do a couple things pretty well on their debut record, Trial & Error , that are hard to do well: create an album with a sense of place, and create an album with something to say.
Pilgrim's progress
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2011

Grant Street Orchestra at SPACE Gallery


Billed as a sort of end-of-summer block party, Bayside's Grant Street Orchestra bring their well-populated funk/hip-hop hullaballoo to SPACE Gallery, with an eclectic lineup featuring...
By webteam  |  August 25, 2010


Zach Jones at Big Easy + Pete Witham & Cozmik Zombies at Bayside Bowl + more


At other area venues: Zach Jones begins the night at the Big Easy at 6:30 pm, as part of a free, 6:30 pm singer/songwriter series...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010

Summer Festivus Meximus: The Portland Music and Arts Festival, and other local music news

People sure do like putting on festivals.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 09, 2010

Grant Street Orchestra + Sandbag + eyenine


Three of our best hip-hop acts storm Empire tonight, as Grant Street Orchestra, Sandbag, and eyenine take the 575 Congress St. stage at 9 pm....
By webteam  |  June 23, 2010

Elsewhere...


Elsewhere: the Clash goes reggae with the Boots and the Meters; Grant Street Orchestra and Educated Advocates make it a night of hip-hop at Port...
By webteam  |  May 19, 2010

Dres


Rapper Dres, the remaining member of the famed '90s indie hip-hop duo Black Sheep, headlines the Asylum with Philadelphia's WrittenHouse (recent openers for Wu-Tang Clan...
By webteam  |  July 15, 2009


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Finding even better days

Gypsy Tailwind have been a slow build. Though Halo Sessions was one of the best local albums of 2008, it seems no one really heard it until 2009, thanks largely to the radio success of "So Lonely," a single whose melancholy bounce was heartbreakingly
Gypsy Tailwind show power and Grace
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 19, 2009
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Gypsy Grace


 As our cover suggests, GYPSY TAILWIND also have a high-profile show tonight. They release their latest, adoringly-reviewed album Grace at Port City Music Hall with...
By webteam  |  June 17, 2009

Portland music news: April 17, 2009

Two big shows to watch coming up: That TOWER OF SONG we've been telling you about got approval from the City Council to put on a big festival May 23. So that's on.
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By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 17, 2009

New England Music News: March 6, 2009

Sorry we didn't have time to give you the heads-up before the show, but the BALTIC SEA debuted a new five-man lineup Sunday night at the Big Easy.
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By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 04, 2009