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EMPIRE DINE AND DANCE
Making sense of Contrast Eats the Slimey Green
That Two series at the Port City is great for plenty of reasons — including the cheap beer, obviously — but that gig a couple Tuesdays back with Metal Feathers opening for Spouse on the big stage pretty much justifies the whole endeavor.
Metal on metal
| March 04, 2011
Gully + Foam Castles + Sunset Hearts at Empire Dine and Dance, January 8
Gully, Foam Castles, and Sunset Hearts at Empire was a veritable who's-who of the Portland indie rock scene.
| January 14, 2011
Sound of Silver
From Extendo-Ride to Cult Maze to their latest incarnation, Brenda, there has never been any doubt about the songwriting capabilities of Peet Chamberlain and Josh Loring.
Brenda's debut a raucous shade of pop
| June 25, 2010
Beer, boys and parking-meter woes
As if you needed proof that Ron Harrity is one busy man (see: new releases from If and It, Honey Clouds, Marie Stella), two more albums finished off in his South Portland studio hit the streets this season in advance of your summer road trips.
New anti-anthems from Foam Castles and the Rattlesnakes
| June 18, 2010
Treble Treble release party
Treble Treble release party at SPACE Gallery, November 27
| December 04, 2009
The Portland Phoenix launched in 1999, just as the Portland music scene was turning.
The 10 most influential bands of our first 10 years
| September 18, 2009
And then some...
Aside from the second season of Mad Men , Barack Obama, and Puppycam, I think we can all agree that it was a pretty mediocre year in national pop culture.
An addendum to the year in local music
| December 23, 2008
Metal Feathers + Phantom Buffalo
The Year in Cult Maze Spin-Offs has taken yet another auspicious turn.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, July 19
| July 23, 2008
Early on in Cult Maze’s all-too-brief tenure as Portland’s best indie-rock band — probably when they were still called The Funeral — I offered to buy Joshua Loring a beer before his set.
Music seen at Geno’s + SPACE Gallery, April 4 + April 6, 2008
| April 09, 2008
Portland scene report: January 11, 2008
Moshe and his Milled Pavement label have been busy ringing in the new year.
Sibilance starts now
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 09, 2008
Let’s talk numbers
There’s some talk that Cult Maze are the best rock band in Portland right now.
Cult Maze move well beyond Ice Arena with 35, 36
| November 07, 2007
The Sharp are dead. Long live the Sharp.
Music seen at Geno's, July 7, 2007
| July 11, 2007
That’s just super(groups)
You know, ideas are the easy part. It’s the execution that gets tricky.
Some ideas for bands that may never be, but should
| January 03, 2007
Portland scene report, July 7, 2006
Whatnot, Cult Maze, Divine Maggees set to release new CDs; Neil Collins's return to the local stages
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| July 06, 2006
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