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For Steve Jones, It's Different Every Day

For a guy whom just about every true Maine roots fan knows on sight (and by the first five notes or so of a guitar solo), Steve Jones sure is a chameleon.
Life on a barstool
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 10, 2012

Home and away

For many songwriters, home is where the art is.
Zach Jones's diasporic Fading Flowers
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 19, 2010

Music to incite the savage beast

Although your superior correspondents try to avoid situations where we have no alternative but to be totally annoying, there have been times when P+J have agreed to karaoke performances.
‘My Way’ can kill you; Big money quashes ‘Big Money’; and a truly Soopah Bowl
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 12, 2010

30 lists

30 things mentioned in the first issue of the Newpaper, 30 things that we miss, 30 things that weren't around 30 years ago, and more.  
Looking forward and looking back, list-style

Get around to it

You would not guess, listening to his music, that Arthur Russell grew up in Oskaloosa, Iowa. In fact you might not guess that he came from anywhere.  
Belated props to Arthur Russell
By RICHARD BECK  |  October 21, 2008

Hittin’ trees in the deep blue sea

There are jokes to be made about playing for people who are a pint down, hooked to an IV, and woozy, but I’ll let you make them.
Spend a Portland Afternoon with Bob McKillop
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 16, 2008


Roaring back

Rumors of a Rash of Stabbings reunion are not, in fact, greatly exaggerated.
The return of Rash of Stabbings
By BOB GULLA  |  April 15, 2008

Sun Kil Moon

Mark Kozelek is  the rare performer in whose hands material by Kiss and John Denver sounds exactly the same.
Tiny Cities | Caldo Verde
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 25, 2006
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Holding the phone

Love-birds on a wire are the lead paramours of Neil Simon’s 1977 Chapter Two , a romantic comedy set in New York, produced by the Freeport Community Players under the direction of Barbara Buck.
Love, round two, in Freeport
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 26, 2006

Hyland avenues

It’s Friday night at P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville, and the band on stage are facing a potential drum-kit disaster.
Headband and Appletown Gun Shop  
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  February 02, 2006