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Jason Phelps and his 2663.5-mile plan

If you pay attention to the local music scene at all, you probably know bluegrass band Jerks of Grass have been playing every Thursday night — first at the now-defunct Bramhall Pub, then at Gritty's, and now at Bayside Bowl — since sometime in 1998.
Take a hike, Jerk
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 02, 2012
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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.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 21, 2011
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Getting down and dirty with Joe Walsh

Seeing Joe Walsh for the first time, down with Jerks of Grass in some of the final days of the Bramhall Pub, he was immediately "the Android".
Mole hunting
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2011
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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

Be Here Now festival at Harry Brown's Farm


Also running all weekend is the Be Here Now festival, at Harry Brown's Farm in Starks. Acts run the gamut from easy popsters like Zach...
By webteam  |  August 11, 2010

Jerks of Grass + Emilia Dahlin at Portland Lobster Company


Portland Lobster Company has a boffo weekend lined up for your outdoor dining pleasure. Today, Jerks of Grass take a noon-3 pm matinee before the...
By webteam  |  July 14, 2010


Stream Band + Jerks of Grass + more


Or, try some of this stuff: both Portland Lobster Co. and Jones Landing on Peaks Island are back in the Sunday swing of things, with...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010

Treeyo at Local 188


Your weekly Tuesday-night favorites update: Treeyo perform their weekly show at Local 188 beginning at 9 pm at 685 Congress St.; Clash of the Titans...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010

Sorcha album release party at SPACE


The new album by local folkie Sorcha, called Laughing and Lamenting, is released tonight at SPACE Gallery, as part of an 8:30 pm show also...
By webteam  |  June 02, 2010

And the award for best bad moustache and a Jheri-curl goes to ...

Do yourself a favor and watch the video for RUSTIC OVERTONES’ “Love and a 45.”
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 28, 2010

WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular presents Jerks of Grass + the Stowaways + the Grassholes


Meanwhile, the WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular, always a hot ticket and a great fundraiser for the community radio station, presents Jerks of Grass, the Stowaways, the...
By webteam  |  May 05, 2010


Mandolin Fest

At SPACE Gallery, March 27
Music Seen
By BRIDGET M. BURNS  |  April 02, 2010

Jerks of Grass at Gritty McDuff’s


For those caught unawares, it's our (much-belated) duty to inform you that the kings of Thursday-night residencies, bluegrass stalwarts Jerks of Grass, have nestled into...
By webteam  |  October 28, 2009

Wonderdrug wonders reunite

Are you ready for COLEPITZ to be back?
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 25, 2009
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Ripple effect

The Portland Phoenix launched in 1999, just as the Portland music scene was turning.
The 10 most influential bands of our first 10 years
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 18, 2009
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I remember when...

It's been a while, and I've been here for all of it. These moments are what I remember best, and what I wish there was more evidence of.
(Or at least I think I do)
By MARC SHEPARD  |  September 18, 2009


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History bites

Just a few months after the close of its upstairs neighbor, the Roma Cafe, the Bramhall Pub, long an institution in the West End, shut its doors two weeks ago. And while there's talk it may reopen after renovations, one thing is for sure: The 11-plus-ye
Bramhall shuttered; Jerks need a new home
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 26, 2009
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Scrutiny of the bounty

I'm an enthusiastic guy, and maybe prone to hyperbole from time to time, but it's hard to argue that 2008 wasn't an all-time banner year for music created here in the Portland area.
Was 2008 the best year ever for local music releases?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 23, 2008
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Home, at last

Other than two tracks on the Greetings from Area Code 207 series, there has been nothing to bring home and put on the stereo for fans of what has been at times Portland’s hardest-working band.
Jerks of Grass deliver a disc 10 years in the making.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 23, 2008

Portland scene report, March 10, 2006

Ocean launches coast-to-coast tour; Jerks of Grass re-tool; Poverty returns to Portland.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 08, 2006