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Over the hills and far away

Old pal MARIE MORESHEAD has since flown on to Los Angeles, but you can hear a five-track document of her travels in a new recording of gently melodic, modern folk-pop.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 01, 2012

Grupo Esperanza bids farewell

After eight years of being one of the most in-demand party bands in town, GRUPO ESPERANZA have just one last show left in them: April 1 at the Empire. People looking for a working band, starting practicing your Latin beats.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 25, 2011
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Dean Ford is Deaf. Dumb. In Love.

Dean Ford renews, this week, his membership in the cult of pop with the release of Deaf. Dumb. In Love. , a six-song EP filled with love songs and general guy-girl drama in the classic poodle skirt tradition.
Say, say, say
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 11, 2011

Kurt Baker goes solo, Rustic Overtones get a makeover

KURT BAKER  wrapped up recording a couple new original tracks with JONATHAN WYMAN  last week, his first original work since the LEFTOVERS went on hiatus.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 21, 2011
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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.
Tinted colors
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 03, 2010

Madgirl's Mad House, Goodnight Process says goodnight, and more

Remember how MADGIRL was selling local discs through her MAD HOUSE store on Commercial Street? Well, she has 45 local artists in the store right now, and is willing to add more, but is no longer paying for the discs up front — just selling the discs
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 27, 2010


Local luminaries’ picks

I asked a bunch of people who really dig local music to help me make sure I wasn’t leaving any songs out when I was developing my list of the best 10 songs of the 2000s, but then I quickly realized that “best” is about as subjective as things come when y
A sample of other best songs of the 2000s
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 25, 2009
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Action Jackson

Locally, Loverless, This Way, and now Highway Jackson are forging a bit of a rock renaissance in Portland.
Screaming down the Highway, over the limit
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 04, 2009

Portland scene report: July 20, 2007

The Rattlesnakes are a great new three-piece indie outfit.
Silbilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 18, 2007

'Hit the Ground'

Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 01, 1900