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José Ayerve makes melancholy upbeat

For a select few of us, the news of Spouse's hiatus was a little bit heartbreaking.
A Joy-ful sorrow
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 02, 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.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 07, 2011

Cruel Hand carves out a following, Jon Nolan's new CD, and more

The "Sibilance" staff will admit to never having heard CRUEL HAND 's music before last week, but we find it remarkable that the Portland-based hardcore band have carved out a following in New Zealand, where they recently played a string of shows.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 08, 2011

Spouse frontman goes solo, Spose celebrates 4/20, and more

SPOUSE frontman JOSE AYERVE has a new solo project that ought to shake things up a little.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 08, 2011
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Making sense of Contrast Eats the Slimey Green

That Two series at the Port City is great for plenty of reasons — including the cheap beer, obviously — but that gig a couple Tuesdays back with Metal Feathers opening for Spouse on the big stage pretty much justifies the whole endeavor.
Metal on metal
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 04, 2011
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Joe Pernice and Joyce Linehan's collected tweets

Those who pre-ordered the new Pernice Brothers LP, Goodbye, Killer , received a slender paperback called Pernice to Me , authored and signed by Joe Pernice and Joyce Linehan. It consists of Linehan — Pernice's Dorchester-based manager, publicist, and
The Twitterary Life
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  June 18, 2010


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Confidence men (and women)

For a slice of Portland and scattered folks throughout New England and beyond, Spouse are downright seminal indie rockers.
Spouse open up on their fifth full-length
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 07, 2010

4th Annual Dead of Winter with Darien Brahms, Jacob Augustine and more


At SPACE, Dead of Winter enters its fourth year as Portland's premier showcase of singer-songwriter talents. The event gets extra points for diversity, with the...
By webteam  |  February 10, 2010
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Let's get Russian

The quick back-story on Kino Proby: Three Mainers take a liking to the Russian band Kino, and its legendary lead singer Viktor Tsoi, who died in a car wreck in 1990 after becoming maybe the single most famous Russian rock star.
A live album for a dead rock singer from Kino Proby
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 08, 2010

2010 preview

What’s coming to the clubs
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 01, 2010

Nuclear Waste Management Club + Bullyclub

I overheard someone in the crowd say, “Every time I hear Jose’s voice I feel like I’m home.”
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, November 29, 2007
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  December 05, 2007


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The long haul

Plenty of musicians have been on the Portland music scene longer than Doug Cowan and Bullyclub.
Bullyclub’s application for Tenure
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 20, 2007
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The bright stuff

After putting in calls to a manager, a publicist, and a record label to set up an interview with Winterpills, I’m finally on the phone with their vocalist and keyboardist. Winterpills, "Hide Me" (mp3)
The indie-pop smarts of Winterpills
By IAN SANDS  |  April 17, 2007
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To “Brooklyn” and back

Laurel Brauns shows it’s positively de rigueur to employ a harem of guest musicians in crafting an album that’s perfectly cohesive.
Laurel Brauns travels (the East Coast) on Closed for the Season
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 11, 2007
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Renewing their vows

Life obviously isn’t fair.
Spouse return after three years with Relocation Tactics
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 04, 2007
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Fully Bully

Somewhat quietly, Doug Cowan’s band, Bullyclub, has stuck around long enough to become one of the Portland scene’s elder statesmen.
Doug Cowan’s club emphasizes the literate indie pop they’ve always done best
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 16, 2006


Albums of the decade

10 discs you should own
10 discs you should own
By CHARLIE GAYLORD  |  January 01, 1900