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Network foundation

Attention bands on the cusp: the PORTLAND MUSIC FOUNDATION is assembling seven local groups to play a Portland Music Showcase at this year's CMJ FESTIVAL in New York.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 26, 2011
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Lucid dreaming

How far the Lucid have come. Sure, sometimes a band come out of the gate firing on all cylinders and crush their debut album, using chemistry and energy to overcome lack of experience. But far more common is for a band to take a little while to find the
An effervescent ride on the mothership
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2011
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The digital delight of Space versus Speed

Since 2000, we've had the Popsicko, Rocktopus, As Fast As (three albums), Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia, and now Space versus Speed. All with Spencer Albee as principal songwriter and frontman. Seven full-length records.
Out of this world
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2011
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Upcoming albums: The winter of our deep content

There was a time when winter in Portland was pretty sleepy, with bands holing up to practice and write while the snowflakes flew. No longer. The album-release schedule is now equally robust year-round, and there are big shows just about every weekend th
The winter of our deep content
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 31, 2010

State Theatre's New Year's celebration


State Theatre's New Year's celebration is an epic Clash of the Titans night, where Zach Jones, the Lucid, and Grand Hotel each play hits (and...
By webteam  |  December 29, 2010

Power pop, radio rock, and more

NOW IS NOW frontman MITCH ALDEN has plans for a solo release. The party's scheduled for January 21 at RiRa. Expect some seriously upbeat power pop.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2010


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Review: GFAC returns with double the horsepower

How spoiled are we in this town? A record like the new Greetings from Area Code 207 Vol. 8 can come out and it's like: Big Fuckin' Deal.
Inverted V8
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 12, 2010

Phantom Buffalo + The Lucid at Port City Music Hall


Combined, Phantom Buffalo and The Lucid have been playing together for 20 years. That's a pretty impressive run, and they make a pretty good couple...
By webteam  |  November 09, 2010
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Photos: CMJ Showcase at the Trash Bar

Dead Man's Clothes, Foam Castles, Holy Boys Danger Club and others play the CMJ Showcase at the Trash Bar on October 23, 2010.
The CMJ Showcase | Trash Bar | October 23, 2010
By NICHOLAS BRENNAN  |  October 29, 2010

Portland CMJ showcase at the Trash Bar in NYC, October 23

Standing outside the Trash Bar in Brooklyn, New York this weekend, TJ Metcalfe of Portland's Dead Man's Clothes said, "Let's punch New York in the face with a big block of Maine music."
Music Seen
By NICHOLAS BRENNAN  |  October 29, 2010

Eric Bettencourt at Monument Square


The first Alive at Five concert of the year kicks off the series with Bimpy-winning folkie Eric Bettencourt and rock from the Lucid. That's free,...
By webteam  |  July 07, 2010


Building of Song Festival


In Portland, the Tower of Song festival is now the Building of Song Festival. The Eternal Otter Records-promoted event still, though, features a great Congress...
By webteam  |  June 30, 2010

As Fast As at the Empire, Grand Hotel's new album, and more

AS FAST AS are playing a reunion show of sorts July 3 at the Empire.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 25, 2010
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Daydream believer

Long a young songwriter with buzz, Pete Miller has been woodshedding with Eric Bettencourt all winter working on a debut record that sees the light of day this weekend.
Pete Miller debuts with Shake the Dawn
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 21, 2010
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Chinnock of the North

How did I not know that Bill Chinnock was Dick Curless’s son in law?
The re-release of Dime Store Heroes , and a look back
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 23, 2010

Bill Chinnock tribute at Empire


At Empire Dine and Dance, there's a tribute to the longtime Mainer Bill Chinnock. The musician, who died in 2007, was a true original, steadily...
By webteam  |  April 21, 2010


The Lucid at Empire with Glass Kat


The Lucid, formerly Dominic & the... in case you hadn't heard, play their first show under their new moniker at Empire Dine and Dance tonight....
By webteam  |  March 17, 2010

The Rock Off is on, and other music news

Tone King Andy Argondizza has organized a benefit show for Nick Curran, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and, being a musician, isn’t exactly rocking all-inclusive health insurance.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 05, 2010