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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.
| 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
| 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.
| 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)
| 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
| 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
| 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.
| September 23, 2008
Joe Jackson always sounds best when at least some of his original quartet are on board.
Rain | Rykodisc
| April 01, 2008
Going on sale: January 11, 2008
Mountain Goats, Joe Jackson, Stephen Malkmus, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
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
| December 26, 2007
Nothing could be more appropriate for a place like Geno’s.
The Leftovers continue to be On the Move
| 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
| 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
| June 19, 2007
DJ Kicks: Hot Chip
For years, the DJ Kicks series on the K7 label represented genre defining at its finest.
| April 30, 2007
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
| July 20, 2006
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