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Gotta stay hungry

The whisper campaign around HI TIGER 's second record has begun.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 21, 2012

Arms Against A Sea parts ways, OK Go releases a live album, and more

We were disappointed to hear the promising ARMS AGAINST A SEA have decided to call it quits.

Frank Hopkins finds an inner peace (and jam)

After three albums of stern lecture, it would seem that Frank Hopkins and his Line of Force have decided to just roll with the punches and turn out a nice dance jam.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 13, 2011

Bass Box | Mother Box

The debut full-length from Bass Box is worth a listen if only for its originality. I can't remember an album that explores as much of the contemporary musical canon — rock, pop, folk, jazz, R&B, gypsy, tango — all without use of the drums.
Local vocals
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2011

Clash of the Titans: B52s vs. Devo

Guess what? Busy night! At Clash of the Titans, it's the B-52s vs. Devo. At Port City Music Hall, it's Kate Schrock and Kenya Hall....
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010

Kenya Hall and her band at Empire Dine and Dance

Kenya Hall and her band are at Empire Dine and Dance. 
By webteam  |  December 17, 2009

Big Easy

Meanwhile, the Big Easy marks an end to two of its successful summer residencies, as MODEL AIRPLANE and KENYA HALL call it a season at...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  September 02, 2009

Elijah Ocean, Tony Smokes and the Ladykillers

Yes, we know that there are important albums being released by ELIJAH OCEAN and the new duo of DAVE GUTTER and EVAN CASAS in the very near future. Pfeifle can't review everything in the same week, for Christ's sake, so just lay off and wait till n
beat list


How we think about making and consuming music is changing. It is not news that labels, albums, and record stores are dying, pushed aside by new ways of conducting the commerce of music. (Though at the turn of the 20th century the song was king and the t
Shardlow and Goodyear and a brand-new studio
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 17, 2009

Music seen: Tony McNaboe

By the time you, dear reader, lay eyes on this, you will have one last opportunity to catch Tony McNaboe's month-long Tuesday-night residency at the Big Easy, which — according to his prediction on week two — is "only going to get better."
Live at The Big Easy, February 10
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  February 19, 2009

Portland music news, February 6, 2009

Those of you pining away for TONY MCNABOE 's solo work should be pleased he's set up a residency at the Big Easy for the month of February.
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  February 04, 2009


We got everything

Hopkins vented with Doomsday . Here he as produced something more measured, and, in the end, more long-lasting.
Frank Hopkins discovers the American Dream
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 19, 2008

Make like a leaf

Fall appropriately takes the baton (sorry, Olympics still on the mind) from a stand-out summer of music in Portland.
Fall into local music (and other ironic urgings)
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 10, 2008