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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

Reform comes to the supermax

Less than three months into his job, Maine's new corrections commissioner Joseph Ponte has begun to dramatically reform the Maine State Prison's long-troubled solitary-confinement "supermax" unit.
New commissioner cuts population by more than half; prisoner-rights advocates help in the reform
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  May 27, 2011

Div Kid span the rock spectrum

Div Kid really should have garnered more attention for their self-titled full-length debut in the summer of 2009. It was a pretty good pop rock record.
Tinted colors
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 03, 2010

Charlotte Hatherley | New Worlds

Charlotte Hatherley is to the 1990s as the Black Crowes are to the 1960s: not a revivalist, mind you, but a sympathizer — a careerist.
Minty Fresh (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  December 18, 2009

The Big Hurt: Frequently asked questions

Who wrote the book of love? Book of Love (1990) was a low-budget teen comedy that I rented once on a whim.
Pop's great rhetorical inquiries answered in uncomfortably erotic detail
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 16, 2008

Which way is up?

You’ve seen them in the Old Port, whether it’s just J Biddy, or as Crossfire Inferno, playing plenty of rock covers, slipping in originals more and more often recently .
This Way may not Make History , but they certainly rock out
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 03, 2008


Dungen | 4

The playing is looser and rougher than you might expect, with tons of drum fills that teeter on the verge of sloppy, but this adds to Dungen’s trademark unpredictability.
Kemado (2008)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 23, 2008

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson always sounds best when at least some of his original quartet are on board.
Rain | Rykodisc
By BRETT MILANO  |  April 01, 2008

Going on sale: January 11, 2008

Mountain Goats, Joe Jackson, Stephen Malkmus, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  January 08, 2008

Start with some Spice

The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 26, 2007

Wild honey

Nothing could be more appropriate for a place like Geno’s.
 The Leftovers continue to be On the Move
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 01, 2007


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

Holding out Hope

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a bar having a quiet late-afternoon cocktail when I became aware of an insistent, irritating noise.
Mandy Moore does it her way
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  June 19, 2007

DJ Kicks: Hot Chip

For years, the DJ Kicks series on the K7 label represented genre defining at its finest.
By DAVID DAY  |  April 30, 2007

Forced exposure

Does Kate Moss really love Peaches more than she loves cocaine?
Peaches sounds off on sex, education, all-girl bands, and why the '80s were the gayest decade ever
By ALIZA SHAPIRO  |  July 20, 2006