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Cruel Hand carves out a following, Jon Nolan's new CD, and more

The "Sibilance" staff will admit to never having heard CRUEL HAND 's music before last week, but we find it remarkable that the Portland-based hardcore band have carved out a following in New Zealand, where they recently played a string of shows.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 08, 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

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

Portland Music News: June 19, 2009

Yeah, this makes us feel a little old: The June 27 show at the Port City Music Hall will be a 20th anniversary show for TWISTED ROOTS . SUN GODS IN EXILE (fresh off a release show for their debut album) and SIDECAR RADIO open, and there's word that
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 19, 2009

Portland Music News: May 22, 2009

Even more RON HARRITY : BIRD IN THE RAFTERS will release their debut disc, recorded with Harrity last year, with a show June 13 at SPACE Gallery. They're calling it Jetlag and it will feature, among other things, a book oscillator invented by COMPUTE
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By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  May 22, 2009
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Pump up the Volume

Nowadays, it’s hard to remember that Twisted Roots ever broke up in the first place.  
A Twisted Roots retrospective (with five new songs)
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 16, 2008


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A six-pack for the Fourth

There’s no better holiday for throwing back a few cold ones and listening to tunes on the dock, boat, front lawn, or backyard, and there are plenty of discs I’ve been meaning to make people aware of.
Looking for the right buzz for your Independence party?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 02, 2008

Portland scene report: April 11, 2008

There’s a new supergroup in town and they’re wasting zero time in releasing their debut disc.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 09, 2008

Portland scene report: October 13, 2006

The “Sibilance” staff got a little ahead of ourselves when we said the Scott Link solo album was imminent.
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By SIBILANCE  |  October 11, 2006

Portland scene report, July 7, 2006

Whatnot, Cult Maze, Divine Maggees set to release new CDs; Neil Collins's return to the local stages
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 06, 2006