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Spring sounds a note

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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 30, 2013
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Out for summer

If you checked out the solo quasi-EP-release party from JACOB AUGUSTINE last weekend, you still didn't actually hear anything from the album — for lack of supporting musicians.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 20, 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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Exploring the countryside with Max García Conover

There are so many guys with guitars nowadays.
Take to the trees
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 03, 2012

Clearing things up with the Fogcutters

Walking into the old Hanover Street warehouse space in Portland to a full-blown rehearsal of the Fogcutters Big Band is a little like moving from a sauna to the frozen tundra.
Huge sounds
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 02, 2011
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Jacob Augustine explores the Frontier between heaven and hell

Since not long after the January 2009 release of Harmonia , many of us have been waiting for Jacob Augustine's next move.
Triple exegesis
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 04, 2011


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Mind the winding trails

The local group TRAILS , who've spent the summer playing the Big Easy Wednesday-night circuit, issued a second record this month, the Trails & Co.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 21, 2011
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Lighting up again

The HOUSE OF FIRE may have gone up in smoke, but JACOB AUGUSTINE has emerged unscathed.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 05, 2011

Zach Zaitlin at the Oak and the Ax


Zach Zaitlin, home for the holidays from Portland, Oregon, has a Jeff Buckley-esque vocal style, realist lyrics, and a plunkily emotional style of piano playing...
By webteam  |  December 29, 2010

Jacob Augustine, Nate Martinez, and more at Mayo Street Arts


Everyone knows the building at 10 Mayo St. used to be a Lutheran Church, but before that it was allegedly home to a surreptitious Portland...
By webteam  |  December 07, 2010

Nate Martinez, Sugar Hiccup and others at Mayo Street Arts


An intimately acoustic show with Nate Martinez, Sugar Hiccup (Portland could use a band with some Cocteau Twins influence), Denise Dill, Jacob Augustine, and D....
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010


Aly Spaltro moves to NYC; Roy Ghim juggles projects

ALY SPALTRO is moving to NYC. SPACE is hosting a see-you-later party with JACOB AUGUSTINE and PANDA BANDITS opening and closing around her set and one from her Brooklyn buddies PEARL AND THE BEARD .
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 01, 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.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 18, 2010

One man’s picks for the BiMPys

Pffft. That Phoenix Best Music Poll is just a popularity contest!  
Handicapping the Best Music Poll
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 04, 2010

Clash of the Titans at Empire; Jacob Augustine and the Mallett Brothers at Port City


In weekly TGITuesday updates: Clash of the Titans offers great balls of maniacal frontmen, as Church Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis get the tribute treatment...
By webteam  |  February 24, 2010

4th Annual Dead of Winter with Darien Brahms, Jacob Augustine and more


At SPACE, Dead of Winter enters its fourth year as Portland's premier showcase of singer-songwriter talents. The event gets extra points for diversity, with the...
By webteam  |  February 10, 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
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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

[dog] and [pony] Season 1 DVD release


Also with something to celebrate tonight are Nick Poulin and Krister Rollins, the brains behind the new local music video Web series, [dog] and [pony]....
By webteam  |  December 09, 2009
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Camera crazy

With a large number of new entrants, and several returning filmmakers, the fourth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival was a rousing success.
Local filmmakers show off their talents in our fourth Short-Film Festival
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 27, 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


What are the odds?

Ten years! When we organized our first Best Music Poll, way back in the day, we could only hope that it would one day wind up the institution it is today, with the annual Portland Music Awards ceremony drawing the best collection of musical talent Main
Best bets for this year's Best Music Poll
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 29, 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
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Throw your devil down

The last time a voice hit me like this was the first time I heard Moses Atwood's "Seventh Sin," back in 2006.
Jacob Augustine serves notice of a big new voice with Harmonia
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2009