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Nigel Hall goes Big Easy to Big Easy

Nigel Hall, the pride of Bangor and one of the original Monday night soul players at Portland's Big Easy, was the featured attraction at one of the actual Big Easy's most respected local spots.
Home and away
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 23, 2013

Introducing ANNA

It would appear Gypsy Tailwind's tumultuous ride has lost its backing breeze.
Band Watch
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 30, 2011

Stocking stuffers

So, this does, indeed, come a week after the whole "gifts" issue, but this is traditionally the week for local music suggestions.
A grab-bag of local music for every taste
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 17, 2010

Days of the New

When drummer Tony McNaboe delivered the burned copy of Rustic Overtones’ new full-length album, he tucked it inside the packaging of the re-released and re-mastered Long Division.
The orchestral stylings of Rustic Overtones 2.0
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 06, 2009
beat list


How we think about making and consuming music is changing. It is not news that labels, albums, and record stores are dying, pushed aside by new ways of conducting the commerce of music. (Though at the turn of the 20th century the song was king and the t
Shardlow and Goodyear and a brand-new studio
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 17, 2009
Brett Cooper Benefit Concert

Brett Cooper Benefit Concert

 A massive concert at Port City Music Hall benefits Brett Cooper, a local man with ALS. The lineup ensures your support will be well rewarded:...
By webteam  |  June 17, 2009

Portland music news, February 6, 2009

Those of you pining away for TONY MCNABOE 's solo work should be pleased he's set up a residency at the Big Easy for the month of February.
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  February 04, 2009

Portland scene report: October 26, 2007

The pressure’s on now for the PMF to produce some educational content worth those hard-earned ducats.
Sibilance starts now

Everyone get BiMPy!

1) Who will win Best Act? 2) How will the Asylum suit the show, now that the Pavilion has shut its doors? 3) What will Shannon Moss do with her hair?
Intrigue abounds for the eighth annual Best Music Poll awards
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 09, 2007

Portland scene report: April 20, 2007

Sidecar Radio have plans for a big CD-release weekend at the Big Easy.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 18, 2007

That’s just super(groups)

You know, ideas are the easy part. It’s the execution that gets tricky.
Some ideas for bands that may never be, but should
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 03, 2007


Thirty for 2006

Last year I hinted that I’d have to expand my rankings after two years of Top 20s. Well, here you go. The Top 30.
A year in local releases
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 21, 2006

Angels in America

It’s been 21 years since “We Are the World,” and maybe it’s surprising we haven’t seen much like it since.
 Tony McNaboe leads an all-star cast for a holiday single
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 13, 2006

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.
By SIBILANCE  |  October 11, 2006
Bands best list photo 2/24

Bands' best

We all have killer stories about our best nights out in Portland, but now is not the time for your stories.
Local musicians select their bands' top performances
By AMY MARTIN  |  February 23, 2006
Beat Report 2/3 list photo

Beat Report: Home is where the heart is

It would be hard to pile up a better local-music resume than Ryan McCalmon has over the past five years, but he probably still doesn't have a full-time gig occupying your attention.
Ryan McCalmon skips town with an R&B lovefest
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 02, 2006