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Review: The many tentacles of Jason Spooner's Sea Monster

Jason Spooner is an amalgamation of John Prine and John Mayer — great songs and great hair, all in one package. Their aesthetics are similar, too. Sure, there are important and wounded songs in the bag, but these guys aren't afraid to have a good time,
Get kraken
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 19, 2010

Martin Sexton + Jason Spooner at the Strand Theatre


Martin Sexton is approaching needs-no-introduction status. One of the many Boston subway-busker success stories, he's become an enormously influential contemporary songwriter. As a performer, he...
By webteam  |  November 17, 2010

The State Theatre's success, plus new discs from Jason Spooner and Olas

The first weekend at the STATE THEATRE is being lauded as an unmitigated success. Even a fire alarm going off during MOE. 's show Saturday night couldn't put a damper on anyone's experience.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 22, 2010
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The next great young singer you need to know: Amy Allen

Just after graduating from Waynflete and off to college this fall, Amy Allen joins an impressive cadre of young female singers (Clara Berry, Amanda Gervasi, Aly Spaltro, Marie Moreshead) doing great things locally.
Chasing Amy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 01, 2010
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Fall Music Preview: The road ahead

As the local music scene continues to grow, it shouldn’t be surprising that this past summer was the most active we’ve ever seen in terms of album releases.
Seekonk, Molenes, Spooner, Schrock & the Rocket lead fall line-up
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 17, 2010

Ray LaMontagne impresses People

You know, the "Sibilance" staff just happened to be glancing through a copy of PEOPLE magazine (not that we read it — our wives do!) when we came across a 3.5-out-of-4-star review of the new RAY LAMONTAGNE album. No wonder it sold 100,000 copies i

By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 10, 2010


Jason Spooner at Portland Lobster Company


Portland Lobster Company's summertime outdoor series of troubadours continues with the dulcet tones of Jason Spooner and his trio on the deck. Try to stay...
By webteam  |  July 07, 2010

Jason Spooner with Rose Cousins and Chris Ayer at the North Star Music Café


Word is traveling this week of financial struggles at the North Star Music Café, so you're extra-encouraged to attend a rock-solid evening of folk and...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010
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Behind the Red Curtain

On Saturday, four singer/songwriters will perform "in the round" at the North Star. Nothing necessarily unusual about that.
Performance Outlook
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 15, 2010

Red Curtain featuring Jason Spooner + Marie Moreshead + Patrick Thomas + Margaret Glaspy


Also kicking off at the North Star this weekend is the monthly Red Curtain songwriters-in-the-round concert series. You can read more about it here, but...
By webteam  |  January 13, 2010
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Portland’s wishes for 2010

Ah, these fresh moments of the new year, when our hopes and resolutions are unsullied by the rough ravages of time, politics, and the Maine winter.
New Year’s resolutions
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 01, 2010


Tower of Song Festival, Eric Bettencourt, and the Outsiders

This is shaping up to be one of the best summers in a long time when it comes to outdoor and festival-type shows.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 17, 2009

Portland scene report: October 31, 2008

Civil Disturbance drummer Nick “Nikko” Villaci, who’s been in the local rock scene long enough to have produced progeny to fill out other local bands, has announced his retirement from the original music scene.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 29, 2008
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Worth the wait

The wait is over.
The GFAC series returns to its roots with Volume 7
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 23, 2008

Portland scene report: March 21, 2008

Jason would have a listening party or something, but he’s in Austin for SXSW.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 19, 2008
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Call and response

We’ve had the pleasure here in Portland of watching a number of great singer/songwriters develop their careers into something substantial recently.
Satisfying a growing crowd with a Playtime Music Session
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 20, 2008


Portland scene report: December 28, 2007

Our favorite SoPo troubalords, Fire on Fire , continue to rack up praise on the Web and beyond.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 26, 2007

Portland scene report: September 21, 2007

We feel bad for (most of) the paying customers, but hope that they, like us, have a newfound appreciation for what a badass Ryan Adams is.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 19, 2007

Portland scene report: September 9, 2007

So civilized.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 05, 2007
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Call the Truckers

It seems the big new thing on the local music scene is to include one super-cool cover from the ’80s on your new album.
Scott Link is Coming Around
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 11, 2007
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Burn, baby, burn

Jason Spooner’s a real easy guy to like.
Jason Spooner’s smoldering Flame You Follow
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 27, 2007


Portland scene report: June 22, 2007

Folks watching the Sox game on Thursday the 14th heard a take from the Small Boy Petes, during a highlight montage.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 20, 2007
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Early and often

There’s plenty to get excited about looking forward into the scant three months that make up the only great time to be in Maine.
Summer heats up quick and stays hot
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 13, 2007

Portland scene report: June 8, 2007

Jason Spooner's new disc, Flame You Follow , officially dropped to record stores June 1
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 06, 2007

Portland scene report: April 13, 2007

Mark Curdo is a pretty busy guy, what with his radio gig on WCYY, and things are about to get busier.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 11, 2007

Portland scene report, May 5, 2006

Off the Track magazine is on the fast track; Maine folkies picked for competition in Texas; Ill Natural's upcoming CD-release party
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 03, 2006


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Expose yourself

Music-industry conferences offer bands networking opportunities, and the public a chance to see a lot of acts in a short time, but you have to know what you're looking for.
Festivals can be good for band marketing
By ROBYN GREEN  |  February 23, 2006

Sibilance

Heather Caston's CD, Ruler of the Raging Main come to town, and new music from Boreal Tordu.
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By  |  January 05, 2006