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Kurt Baker is brand new again

Kurt Baker's admiration for, and knowledge of, pop rock (much of it incredibly obscure) is beyond reproach.
We got the Beat
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 09, 2012
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Bring back the flamenco

Very pleased with the news that OLAS, the eight-piece flamenco-folk band and performance unit, will reunite for three shows this month after a year-long hiatus.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 31, 2012
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Kurt Baker is Rockin’ for a Living

There's so much more to Kurt Baker than his music.
Larger than life
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 25, 2011
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Road show report

Seven of our finest soundmakers played New York's Sullivan Hall last Thursday as part of the CMJ mania.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 28, 2011
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Mind the winding trails

The local group TRAILS , who've spent the summer playing the Big Easy Wednesday-night circuit, issued a second record this month, the Trails & Co.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 21, 2011
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A little bit country

The line-up for the Portland showcase at the CMJ Festival will be: SPOSE , BILLY LIBBY , THE MALLETT BROTHERS BAND , SUNSET HEARTS , THE MILKMAN'S UNION , THE TOUGHCATS , and KURT BAKER .
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 23, 2011


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Lighting up again

The HOUSE OF FIRE may have gone up in smoke, but JACOB AUGUSTINE has emerged unscathed.
The Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 05, 2011
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A local covers album that doesn't focus on the hits

Hopefully, the awesomeness that was Beautiful Locals hasn't slipped from the Portland consciousness yet.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 22, 2011

By Blood Alone soar with Thunderbirds, Joe Walsh goes solo, and more

Be on the lookout for BY BLOOD ALONE 's new disc, Thunderbirds , which dropped on Tuesday. They'll play a gig to celebrate on April 22 at Geno's.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 15, 2011
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Foam Castles invite you to Come Over to My House

Bitch all you want about the firehose of new music nowadays, but the lowered barriers to recording and distribution certainly do make it easier for artists to be a lot more playful in their releases.
Digital domicile
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 15, 2011

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
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Grand Hotel’s radiant and vibrant in color

Less than a year following their terrific self-titled full-length debut, Grand Hotel are back with in color , an album that sees that debut and raises the stakes considerably.
Like a hurricane
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 18, 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

Theodore Treehouse + Kurt Baker at Slainte


Slainte parlays the gala into a Theodore Treehouse show (who play a near-perfect CD-release show next week) also featuring the welcomely ubiquitous Kurt Baker doing...
By webteam  |  November 30, 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


Kurt Baker at SPACE Gallery


As noted in the Beat Report last week, an undeniable weekend of top-notch CD-release shows goes down at SPACE Gallery. Kicking things off, Kurt Baker...
By webteam  |  August 11, 2010
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SPACE out

SPACE is the place next weekend, as two anticipated releases see the light of day for the first time on Friday and Saturday.
A double-release weekend with Kurt Baker and Dead Man's Clothes
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 06, 2010

Maine Songwriters Association ramps up, Pat Colwell's record, and more

The MAINE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION are trying to ramp up their happenings a little.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 23, 2010

As Fast As at the Empire


A special one-night only As Fast As show tugs you over Empire’s way. Their 9:45 pm gig offers fine openers Murcielago and Kurt Baker’s the...
By webteam  |  June 30, 2010

Amanda Gervasi's solo work, Kurt Baker takes Europe, and more

Speaking of AMANDA GERVASI , we've also got word of a solo release on her part, scheduled for July 24.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 18, 2010


Another beautiful Goodnight Process EP

The GOODNIGHT PROCESS have their new EP, Another Beautiful Girl , in the can, but there’s just one problem ...
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 30, 2010

Sun Gods in Exile at SXSW, and more

Tough news to hear about Nick Curran, the one-time Nick Danger, who left Portland for Austin.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 19, 2010

Portland Music News: March 20, 2009

We got a chance this weekend to finally see ALL THE REAL GIRLS in action and we were certainly impressed,
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By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 18, 2009

Portland scene report: May 9, 2008

Portland’s little music scene continues to make strange bedfellows.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 07, 2008

Portland scene report: July 13, 2007

We are all in favor of the online mag, if only because they use the word “fuck” judiciously.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 11, 2007


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In brief

It's spring, and time once again for Portland’s theatrical equivalent of the farmer’s market.
Acorn's Maine Short Play Festival doesn't waste time
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 04, 2007