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When a studio guy records live

Jeff Beam is sorta starting over. Again.
 Jeff being Jeff
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 30, 2013
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Ten years haunting

For many, Halloween's a chance to dress as a slasher or a zombie or a slutty Harry Potter or something. And no shame in that!

By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 12, 2012
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Jeff Beam’s latest achievement

Do not, under any circumstances, listen to Jeff Beam's new Be Your Own Mirror in a pissy mood.
Diffraction and reflection
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 06, 2012
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Fun with mirrors

The dark lounge band JOHNNY CREMAINS are putting the final touches on their first full-length, tentatively titled Leave It To Believers .
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 17, 2012
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Vain displays

The relentless "Get Fucked" tagline, which the band VANITYITES repeat ad nauseam in online media campaigns, has gotten a liiiiittle tired and transparent lately.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011
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Time stands still

You know the industry's changed when discographies for still-existing record labels get shown in art museums.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 07, 2011


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A local covers album that doesn't focus on the hits

Hopefully, the awesomeness that was Beautiful Locals hasn't slipped from the Portland consciousness yet.
Ambassador Beam
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 22, 2011

New projects, debuts, and goodbyes

Former CAMBIATA mates CHRIS MOULTON and STAN DZENGELEWSKI (hardest name in Portland music to spell?) have a new project they're calling VANITYITES , and they're getting help from all kinds of former bandmates and other talented folks.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 07, 2011
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Jeff Beam navigates the Flying Trapeze

Talk about a high-wire act. On his fourth full-length album in as many years, young songwriter/performer/engineer Jeff Beam has set out to make an important album that's listenable, a record that both challenges ideas about pop music and embraces them.
Without a net
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 10, 2010

Album awards and new releases

Congrats yet again to GATEWAY MASTERING 's ADAM AYAN . Last week he took home yet another LATIN GRAMMY , for his work on JUAN LUIS GUERRA 's Asondegerra . Dude's gonna have to build a bigger mantle.
Sibilance
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 19, 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


Spose: It's all a joke

It’s every band’s dream, really: DEAD SEASON have secured a JAGERMEISTER sponsorship.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 09, 2010

The death of 'Do This,' and more

Photographer/songwriter/BOXY member JOSHUA LORING and SPACE GALLERY were awarded a grant by the MAINE ARTS COMMISSION to document the underground rock scene.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 20, 2009

Cut to the Bone

Eleven heavy-rock bands are now vying for a $10,000 prize being offered up by radio station 106.3 the Bone.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 23, 2009

Portland Music News: May 1, 2009

SEAN MORIN will perform his senior composition recital at UMaine Augusta's Jewett Hall on May 6.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  May 01, 2009

Portland scene report: May 9, 2008

Portland’s little music scene continues to make strange bedfellows.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 07, 2008


Portland scene report: February 8, 2008

Anybody catch their January 25 appearance at the Battle of the Bands?
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 06, 2008
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Colony collapse disorder

If you get a chance, check out the trailer for the movie 2 on YouTube.
Covered in Bees Kill Louder Than Fire
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 05, 2007
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Mind over mind

Loyal readers of this column know that when it comes to the local music scene, college is the best of times and the worst of times.
Jeff Beam’s solo debut passes Rock 101
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 24, 2007

Portland scene report: October 19, 2007

She’s shaved her head. That’s always a good thing.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 17, 2007
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Fall out boys and girls

Everything about that sounds worldly and intellectually satisfying, something you could say for much of what’s happening this fall on the local music front.
Somehow, things heat up as summer closes
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 12, 2007