bestnom1000x50

Olas

Latest Articles

beat_Olas-list

Hear and see Olas: The Film

Usually, when you've "just gotta see that band live," it's because the recordings don't quite do justice to the energy or "vibe" with which the band performs or there's an improvisational quality to what they do that just doesn't translate to recordings
Moving pictures
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 14, 2012
waxtabs_olas_listb

Bring back the flamenco

Very pleased with the news that OLAS, the eight-piece flamenco-folk band and performance unit, will reunite for three shows this month after a year-long hiatus.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 31, 2012
waxtabs_CerberusShoal_list

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
waxtabs_SeanSlaughter_list

Dynamite with a laser beam

Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? Whatever you do, don't ask Sean Slaughter.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 25, 2011

Revivals + recesses

Those who recall the work of PETER DONOVAN — who fronted the punchy, sour-luck rock and roll of ALL THE REAL GIRLS until the band's hiatus in 2009 — would be keen to know this: Donovan himself has spent the summer acting in an independent film (title
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 02, 2011
beat_ep_HolyBoys_list

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


beat2_olas-348_list

Review: Put your hands together for Olas's debut album

It's hard to believe, surely, considering bands like Cerberus Shoal, Fire on Fire, and his solo work, but Chriss Sutherland may have outdone himself again with Olas.
Keeping time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 12, 2010

Olas at Mayo Street Arts


Premier flamenco-folk group Olas continue their CD-release run in the cozy Mayo Street Arts (10 Mayo St, 207.615.3609) at 8:30 for $10.
By webteam  |  November 09, 2010

Olas at the Oak & the Ax


It's been open a month, but the Oak & the Ax (140 Main St., Back Alley, Biddeford) observes its Grand Opening weekend now. Olas, the...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010

The State Theatre's success, plus new discs from Jason Spooner and Olas

The first weekend at the STATE THEATRE is being lauded as an unmitigated success. Even a fire alarm going off during MOE. 's show Saturday night couldn't put a damper on anyone's experience.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 22, 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


Peepshow returns after a long hibernation

Hey, maybe Maine Public Broadcasting does know that there’s music being made this century!
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 26, 2010
beat_KinoProby_list

Hot, hot heat

Is New Year's back? It seemed to have been taken away from us, by a general and hard-to-pin-down sentiment that it ought to be some kind of family holiday. Fuck that.
New Year's Eve is just a warm-up
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 01, 2010

Hope springs Eternal Otter

The latest scuttlebutt on Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ray Lamontagne, and more.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Olas (Chriss Sutherland and friends) at Hogfarm Studios Annex


Elsewhere around the region: Chriss Sutherland and friends’ new world music and dance outfit, Olas, are at Biddeford’s Hogfarm Studios Annex. 
By webteam  |  December 17, 2009

Get ready

Details on the Rustic Overtones release and more
 Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 30, 2009