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A flurry of releases in the new year

Like predicting the impact of climate change, looking forward to the season's album releases reveals an increasing number of significant events, but you can't quite pin down exactly when they'll all happen.
Wintersongs
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 28, 2012
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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

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

Moz BDay celebration at Empire


Favorite of hipster miserablists everywhere, it's the birthday of the one and only Morrissey, and to celebrate, Empire Dine and Dance has (with remarkable speed)...
By webteam  |  May 19, 2010
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Holy rollers

This record grabs you by the throat from measure one.
Ten pounds of rock in a six-song Boo Box
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 12, 2010
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Spring cleaning

Without beating around the bush, here are three EPs worth hearing that have been sitting around the office a bit.
Three discs you should hear as the weather warms
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 18, 2009