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Headstart! go where they wanna go

There was a time when we wouldn't review EPs in this space (Sontiago is still bitter about it). Times have changed.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 22, 2010

The death of 'Do This,' and more

Photographer/songwriter/BOXY member JOSHUA LORING and SPACE GALLERY were awarded a grant by the MAINE ARTS COMMISSION to document the underground rock scene.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 20, 2009
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Headstart at the beginning?

Headstart have only been around for about five years, but especially with frontman Kevin Kennie's long history in the scene, begun with Shufflin' Tremble/Loud Neighbor, they are now decidedly mid-career artists.
A is for attitude, antipathy, and fighting the good fight
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 02, 2009

Portland scene report: November 7, 2008

An update on Conifer, whose record we reviewed a couple weeks back.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 05, 2008

Portland scene report: August 29, 2008

The Wrecking (né Kingpin Wrecking Crew) released their album on a national scale August 19 on Universal’s Chosen label.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 27, 2008

Portland scene report: June 27, 2008

One obvious omission from last week’s summer preview article was Dominic and the Lucid’s much-anticipated third album, Season of the Sun .
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 25, 2008


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Rustic reunion

Yes, Rustic Overtones are back.
Are there Overtones of something long-term?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 06, 2007

Portland scene report: May 4, 2005

More word on the new Ocean album.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  May 02, 2007
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Angels in America

It’s been 21 years since “We Are the World,” and maybe it’s surprising we haven’t seen much like it since.
 Tony McNaboe leads an all-star cast for a holiday single
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 13, 2006
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The House that Headstart built

How did that CSN song go? “Our house/ Is a very, very, very fine house/ With two cats in the yard/ Life used to be so hard/ Now everything is easy, cuz of you.” That’s it.
It’s more Amityville Horror than Victoria Mansion
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 11, 2006
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What’s the frequency, Kevin?

For all his strengths as a songwriter, it’s Kevin Ouellette’s talent for finding excellent musicians to work with that really impresses.
Subject Bias explains, And This Is Why You Can’t Have Nice Things
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 04, 2006