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Like Tristram and Isobell

Isobell are now a tight five-piece, with Bekah Hayes's piano and keyboard work providing alternately crisp melody lines and echoing organ atmosphere, and Chris McKneally's electric guitar tone moving between airy psychedelia and precise prog.
Sea Spells and love songs
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 25, 2013
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Several strings attached

A goodly amount of ukulele news this week.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 04, 2013
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Summer reading

Here's the good word: an intriguing new group called LOVERS OF FICTION caught our attention recently.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 22, 2012

The Class Machine at Empire Dine and Dance


Headed in the other direction on the Brooklyn pipeline, The Class Machine return from a set at the CMJ festival to headline a show at...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2010

VIDEO: Notes from Nateva


Portland's own Rustic Overtones and Isobell (video by RogerThat! Productions)First thing I noticed about the Nateva Festival in Maine this past weekend, before any of...
By P. Nick Curran  |  July 09, 2010

Isobell + Samuel James at Port City


At Port City Music Hall's TWO, Isobell and Samuel James share the stage, and if memory serves, both will be joined in brief guest spots...
By webteam  |  June 23, 2010


Marion Grace at the SPACE Gallery


A "Gemini party" at SPACE features headliners Marion Grace along with a couple of newly retooled local bands: Isobell and Jacob Augustine's bustling 10-piece crew,...
By webteam  |  June 09, 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

Music Seen: Roots and Tendrils

Belfast as a destination just got more desirable with the addition of Roots and Tendrils. Nestled downtown, the light from the plate-glass windows and lush landscaped front lawn complete with brilliant colored chairs and lawn sculptures invite anyone he
Worth the drive
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  September 04, 2009

HFS Annex grand opening


In Biddeford, the much-loved DIY venue Hogfarm Studios celebrates the grand opening of its new downtown annex (called the HFS Annex), where the less bucolic...
By webteam  |  July 29, 2009
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Put your skirt on

Portland's aggressive new frontgal can hit all the notes while she hits you in the face.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 22, 2009


Isobell, Putnam Smith, Sandbag, Ill by Instinct and more

More albums continue to be scheduled for May release. A day before the ISOBELL release show, PUTNAM SMITH will drop his second full-length, Goldrush, on May 29. Americana and roots fans, take note.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 15, 2009

Portland music news: January 23, 2009

We know everyone's geeked up about that big rock photography exhibit at the PMA, but be sure also to check out an exhibit of local-rock photos by John Fahnley
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By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  January 21, 2009