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Kurt Baker is brand new again

Kurt Baker's admiration for, and knowledge of, pop rock (much of it incredibly obscure) is beyond reproach.
We got the Beat
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 09, 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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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.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 26, 2011
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Dan Capaldi steps out from behind the kit

In addition to plenty of other projects, Dan Capaldi has played drums now for two of Portland's most important bands of the last five years: the brightly burning Cambiata and the still-on-the-rise Holy Boys Danger Club.
On the Level
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2011

Kurt Baker goes solo, Rustic Overtones get a makeover

KURT BAKER  wrapped up recording a couple new original tracks with JONATHAN WYMAN  last week, his first original work since the LEFTOVERS went on hiatus.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 21, 2011
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Upcoming albums: The winter of our deep content

There was a time when winter in Portland was pretty sleepy, with bands holing up to practice and write while the snowflakes flew. No longer. The album-release schedule is now equally robust year-round, and there are big shows just about every weekend th
The winter of our deep content
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 31, 2010


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The year's top 10 local albums, and five EPs to boot

I'm not sure when local music has been better. If there is any problem with our little scene here in Portland, it's that there's more talent than there are fans to support it.
With Confidence
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 24, 2010
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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

Sean Mencher rockabillys out

Rockabilly vet SEAN MENCHER and his RHYTHM KINGS have started a new second-Saturday series at the Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free Street (the old Taverna). Starts at 8 pm, even. How civilized.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 15, 2010
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Photos: KahBang 2010

OK Go, B.o.B., Bad Rabbits, and others perform at the KahBang festival at the Bangor Mall on August 13-14, 2010.
KahBang | Bangor Mall | August 13-14, 2010
By ANDREW FOSTER  |  August 20, 2010


KahBang's growth helps boost Queen City

Expanding its dosage of cultural shock therapy for central Maine, the KahBang festival, created as a single-day concert last year, is now a music, art, and film festival dominating the Bangor waterfront and downtown for nine days.
Bangor scene update
By KEGAN ZEMA  |  August 13, 2010

Zach Jones + Holy Boys Danger Club in Monument Square


In Portland, today's free Alive at Five concert features the overlapping pop and rock talents of Zach Jones and Holy Boys Danger Club. The event...
By webteam  |  July 14, 2010

Amanda Gervasi's solo work, Kurt Baker takes Europe, and more

Speaking of AMANDA GERVASI , we've also got word of a solo release on her part, scheduled for July 24.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 18, 2010

Rock N' Roll and the Immortal Soul: A Vampire Musical


Sure to be another feast for the eyes and ears, Rock N' Roll and the Immortal Soul: A Vampire Musical is a local theatrical reading...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010

Portland Music Awards feat. Performances by Brenda + Holy Boys Danger Club + Lady Lamb the Beekeeper


You have, we hoped, stopped voting. We have counted the votes. Now, we will dish out the awards. Yes, it's time again for our annual...
By webteam  |  June 02, 2010


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Multi-colored Greetings

You can’t accuse Jeff Beam of lacking ambition.
Getting psychedelic with the Stereo Flys
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 14, 2010

Bee Eaters at One Longfellow Square; "Live + Local" at Empire


Meanwhile, the neo-traditional roots favorites the Bee Eaters have an 8 pm concert at One Longfellow Square with Mike Block ($15 adv./$18 door; 207.761.1757), and...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010

Soundbender's last show, Battle of the Bands, and more

SOUNDBENDER , in playing the LOKI  EP-release party, will be saying goodbye. The band have announced it will be their last show.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 16, 2010
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Two and fro

It can be easy to get wrapped up in Portland’s pop and rock scene, the singalong stuff you hear in the clubs and on the radio.
Kolosko and Dimow’s Border Crossings
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 26, 2010
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Holy rollers

This record grabs you by the throat from measure one.
Ten pounds of rock in a six-song Boo Box
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 12, 2010


Holy Boys Danger Club + Dead Man's Clothes + Fly Upright Kite at Empire


And at Empire, Holy Boys Danger Club drop their new EP, The Boo Box, at 9 pm, with opening acts Dead Man's Clothes and Fly...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010

Slideshow: Holy Boys Danger Club


Robbie Kanner over at Vision for Viewers has sent us another slideshow, this one of the Holy Boys Danger Club, whose disc The Boo Box...
By Jeff Inglis  |  March 02, 2010
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Hot, hot heat

Is New Year's back? It seemed to have been taken away from us, by a general and hard-to-pin-down sentiment that it ought to be some kind of family holiday. Fuck that.
New Year's Eve is just a warm-up
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 01, 2010
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Short-form Portland

I can hear the snarky comments already: "What?!? Rustic Overtones put out an album this year and Pfeifle hasn't fallen all over himself naming it #1? The sky is green!" But this isn't 1999. It's 2009. And it isn't all that strange for a phenomenal albu
The 10 best LPs and EPs of 2009
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 18, 2009

Holiday Bizarre: Holy Boys Danger Club + Grand Hotel at SPACE Gallery


More Holiday Bizarre tonight, with the annual showcase for the area’s best new bands going down at SPACE Gallery. The “Class of 2009” are indie-rock...
By webteam  |  December 09, 2009


Holy Boys Danger Club at Port City Music Hall


Sounding a little like the Constantines gone pop, Michael Rodrigue and HOLY BOYS DANGER CLUB lead a lineup of young local bands at Port City...
By webteam  |  September 30, 2009

Anna's Ghost haunts the Empire

Maybe it's a blip on the radar screen, but there seems to be a renewed interest in the music video lately. TWISTED ROOTS have been garnering attention for their "Hollow Earth" effort and we're big fans of the bare-chested LEFTOVERS that splash throug
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 11, 2009

Holy Boys and Sea Captains

• The HOLY BOYS DANGER CLUB are making a real go of it. They've made a video for "Criminal," off the Lessons for Liars EP from earlier this year. GUY MANLY VIDEOS , who crafted the Cambiata documentary, did the filming. Check the brand-new   www.holy
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By PORTLAND MUSIC PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009

Lady Lamb and the Beekeeper


Elsewhere, local rockers Div Kid release a new album at the Big Easy with Kid:Nap:Kin and Holy Boys Danger Club at 9 pm (at 55...
By webteam  |  July 08, 2009