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Hail stars of the sea

Now that SUNSET HEARTS are a dominant presence in Portland progressive pop, fans might want to make sure to catch the final release by MARIE STELLA , the power-pop quartet from which Sunset Hearts took three members.
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By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 24, 2012
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Sunset Hearts' bright laments

There's something we respond to in the juxtaposition, the pairing of sweet and sour, dark humor, vulnerable heroes. And, of course, opposites attract.
The bones of you
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 30, 2011
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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.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 26, 2011

Say Hi to I Love Music

That photo with the high heels is so good you almost don't need to know anything else about Hi Tiger before taking the plunge with their music.
A burning Tiger
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 05, 2011
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Travelin’ Man

Wows were issued to us all the way from the muddy banks of Dodds Farm, New York, where local bluegrass dude PUTNAM SMITH was the only Mainer to play in last weekend's 21st annual Falcon Ridge Festival.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 29, 2011

Musings and mutterings from the worlds of Maine music

MICAH BLUE SMALDONE is taking his talents to Fort Kent.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 22, 2011


Marie Stella and Sophomore Beat call it quits; Dean Ford polishes a new EP

Looks like MARIE STELLA are calling it quits.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 15, 2011
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Feeling bad with Good Kids Sprouting Horns

We have a natural inclination toward harmony. We look for patterns and symmetry and create narratives out of coincidences.
Animal instincts
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 27, 2011
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A talk with legendary producer and musician Martin Bisi

Since opening BC Studio in Brooklyn in 1979, Martin Bisi has recorded dozens of records on the fringe of the avant-garde scene, including early Sonic Youth, Michael Gira's Swans and Angels of Light, and the cabaret breakout debut record from Boston's Dr
‘Tired of recording’
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 25, 2011

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper seeks her fortune

LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER continues to turn heads now that she's exited the Pine Tree State.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 04, 2011
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The year's top 10 local albums, and five EPs to boot

I'm not sure when local music has been better. If there is any problem with our little scene here in Portland, it's that there's more talent than there are fans to support it.
With Confidence
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 24, 2010


Review: Halloween Party at SPACE Gallery, October 30

It's humiliating to admit this, but if you were at SPACE last Saturday you probably agree: a fucking cover band just restored my faith in rock and roll.
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By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 05, 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

Rocky Horror Picture Show + Bands being bands for Halloween


Of course there's a sizeable number of Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings and productions in and around town this weekend, but only one is hosted...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2010
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Grand statement

There are times when I just can't get Grand Hotel's new self-titled LP loud enough.
A different take on Hotel California cool
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 16, 2010


Grand Hotel at Empire Dine and Dance


As our review indicates, Grand Hotel's new self-titled album is suiting these dog days quite nicely. The band play with Bronze Radio Return and Marie...
By webteam  |  July 14, 2010

Marie Stella + Dead Man’s Clothes + Art of Shooting at Bayside Bowl

Marie Stella's EP-release show was as much a social happening as it was a concert.
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By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2010
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Beer, boys and parking-meter woes

As if you needed proof that Ron Harrity is one busy man (see: new releases from If and It, Honey Clouds, Marie Stella), two more albums finished off in his South Portland studio hit the streets this season in advance of your summer road trips.
New anti-anthems from Foam Castles and the Rattlesnakes
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2010
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Rain check

We have just the thing to cure your summer-vacation blues: Maine, from the inside.
When bad weather strikes, just go indoors!
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  June 18, 2010

Marie Stella at the new Bayside Bowl


Having visited twice last weekend, I can vouch for the fact that the spanking-new Bayside Bowl is already doing a number of things really well,...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010


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Must be Marie

I’ve always loved Sydney Bourke’s contribution to Satellite Lot’s Second Summer album, and it’s great to see a band built around her excellent lead vocals with the indie-pop Marie Stella.
Marie Stella's debut EP full of pop and Trust
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 04, 2010

A groundswell of support for Eastwave Radio

You may have heard by now that the guys in EASTWAVE RADIO were in an accident while on tour in Canada and wound up pretty seriously injured.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 14, 2010

Pinsky at Big Easy; Marie Stella at Slainte; Allen Lowe at Mayo Street; Korn at Colisee


Elsewhere, Pinsky headline an NEBooking show at the Big Easy, Marie Stella marks singer Sydney Bourke's birthday at Slainte, Allen Lowe hosts a jazz jam...
By webteam  |  May 05, 2010
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Random rules

25 more local musicians meet, greet, and rock at the second 48 Hour Music Festival
25 more local musicians meet, greet, and rock at the second 48 Hour Music Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 05, 2010
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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010


Clash of the Titans at Empire Dine and Dance, Marie Stella and Metal Feathers at Port City Music Hall


Another busy Tuesday, as Clash of the Titans pits Cream against Jimi Hendrix at 10 pm for $6 at Empire Dine and Dance (575 Congress...
By webteam  |  February 03, 2010
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It takes a village

Treble Treble , a new 15-page photobook and 10-artist compilation album curated by local musician and budding photographer Joshua Loring, is the first concerted effort to market Portland's indie music scene.
... and a compilation album/photobook to raise a self-sustaining indie scene
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 27, 2009

Music Seen: Sufjan Stevens + Marie Stella

The ironic thing about Sufjan Stevens's belated debut in Portland was that a big show for this town is an intimate event for him.
Port City Music Hall, October 2 | SPACE Gallery, September 29
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 09, 2009
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Rock of wages

Huak are the rare local band who, in the two-plus years they've been playing regular gigs, sound bolder and more self-possessed every time you see them.
Huak intertwine politics, sentiment, and decades of influences
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 28, 2009