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I want a range life

By some stretch of foul luck we missed last year's FREE RANGE MUSIC FESTIVAL , but we'd be consarned to let it happen again.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 30, 2012
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Lighting up again

The HOUSE OF FIRE may have gone up in smoke, but JACOB AUGUSTINE has emerged unscathed.
The Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 05, 2011

Covers and collaborations

Former Portlander, now New Yorker, RACHEL GRIFFIN is one of 25 artists on a new CD of BRUCE HORNSBY covers, available for free download at  salivatecd.com .
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 10, 2011

Pete Kilpatrick Band comes home; Dennis Bailey's Dylan tribute

Congrats to the PETE KILPATRICK BAND . Their "Coming Home" won a national fan-voting-based contest from insurance provider USAA this past week.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 20, 2011

Okbari at Bayside Bowl


Okbari team with bellydancer Ayperi for a Mediterranean sister-act at Bayside Bowl (58 Alder St., 207.791.2695) for a small cover.
By webteam  |  November 09, 2010

Okbari at Bray's Brewpub


It's somehow heartwarming to hear that local Turkish ensemble Okbari will play a Middle Eastern night of music and dance at Bray's Brewpub (Rt 35,...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010


Be Here Now festival at Harry Brown's Farm


Also running all weekend is the Be Here Now festival, at Harry Brown's Farm in Starks. Acts run the gamut from easy popsters like Zach...
By webteam  |  August 11, 2010

Okbari at Blue, Grupo Esperanza at Empire, and Olas at Local Sprouts


World music abounds per usual tonight, with Okbari playing at Blue at 10 pm, and Grupo Esperanza breaking out their monthly First Friday show at...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2010

Post-First Friday parties


Three post-FFAW after-parties are on as scheduled: Okbari perform at Blue with belly dancers at 10 pm, Grupo Esperanza storm Empire Dine and Dance at...
By webteam  |  June 02, 2010

Mark Tipton + Okbari at Blue


Portland's Best Jazz Venue, Blue, turns five years old tonight, and marks the occasion with a couple of mainstays. Bimpie-nominated jazz act Mark Tipton performs...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010
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Turkish troubadours

I owe just about all my Turkish music knowledge to Okbari.
Okbari get all lovey-dovey
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 26, 2010


Casco Bay Tummlers


Also, Klezmer group Casco Bay Tummlers and Okbari team up at One Longfellow Square to benefit Seeds of Peace, a nonprofit seeking peace and reconciliation...
By webteam  |  July 08, 2009
First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk


  FRIDAY 3 ART & PLAY Unlike the rest of the local scene, the First Friday Art Walk finds itself running on full steam on...
By webteam  |  July 01, 2009

Portland Music News: March 27, 2009

Okbari, Stillview, Hoboe and more
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 25, 2009
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Oud, la la

Okbari’s Amos Libby and Eric LaPerna have followed their debut release with a self-titled sophomore effort, to be released this weekend with a night of Middle Eastern music at SPACE.
Okbari’s sophomore effort makes the exotic accessible
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 24, 2006