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What's F'N Next: Naomi Punk (Olympia, Washington)
In the Pacific Northwest, Naomi Punk started playing in various underground projects as teenagers about 10 years ago, self-releasing online EPs and CD-Rs to the locals, unconcerned with ever being part of the greater "music world."
LIZ PELLY @LIZPELLY
| November 09, 2012
In Ancient Greece a stonemason is plucked from obscurity to battle evil while a posse of beautiful gods look on from their fabulous Olympian penthouse, before plunging earthwards to kick mortal butt.
Tarsem Singh's "visionary" directing
| November 11, 2011
Bryan Ferry | Olympia
From the Kate Moss cover pic to the A-list of guest stars to the reunion with original Roxy Music members Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, and Andy Mackay, Olympia screams, "EVENT!"
| October 22, 2010
Quasi | American Gong
I don't know what it is about the top left corner of our country that moves its indie-rockers to cuten up their miseries into adorable little creatures (see: Death Cab, Built To Spill, Elliott Smith, and my favorite specimen, Quasi), but it's a trick tha
Kill Rock Stars (2010)
| February 26, 2010
This Halloween, if you want to scare the crap out of your favorite political activist — liberal or conservative — skip the fright mask, fake blood, and glowing green goop.
The Dunlap horror
| October 30, 2009
Folie à deux
Once upon a time in Unrealityland, there were two senators named Olympia and Susan. They were good senators, always looking out for the Unrealists' best interests.
A fairy tale about government spending
| March 18, 2009
Adam and Eve
A day at New York City Ballet that starts with a matinee of Coppélia and ends with a Balanchine evening might seem to offer merely the contrast between classic and modern, old and new.
It's boy-meets-girl at New York City Ballet
| January 13, 2009
TESTING - Download
| November 17, 2008
Probably most music lovers wouldn’t head their greatest-composer list with Carl Orff, despite the popularity of his violent, garish, sumptuously tuneful Carmina burana .
The BSO’s Carmina burana, the Cantata Singers, the Boston Camerata, and BLO’s Tales of Hoffmann
| November 11, 2008
Love during wartime
J.B. Mpiana, one of the reigning stars of contemporary Congolese music, brings a 25-strong stage show to Memorial Auditorium in Lynn this Friday, November 7, at 9 pm.
J.B. Mpiana brings his Congolese party machine to…Lynn?
| November 05, 2008
Portland City Council
As with the other races, we asked each candidate what their first major effort would be, once elected.
A look at who’s running for City Hall
| October 29, 2008
Olympia has promised to spend at least $112 million developing a large casino-resort-hotel, likely somewhere in the town of Oxford, roughly an hour’s drive north of Portland.
There are three referendum questions all Maine voters must consider on Election Day.
| October 29, 2008
Stars Kill Rock
With the Paper Chase coming to town (June 25, Middle East upstairs) in support of their new Kill Rock Stars disc, Now You Are One of Us , we decided to check out some of the other stuff the Olympia indie imprint and its sister label, 5RC, have put out l
| October 27, 2008
Beatin’ the odds
Imagine this: A developer suddenly shows up in your rundown little town and announces plans for a multi-million-dollar project.
Politics and other mistakes
| October 16, 2008
Portland scene report: July 25, 2008
The Portland music scene is getting all kinds of Web-friendly.
Sibilance starts now
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| July 23, 2008
Saving a sinking waterfront
The near-identical proposals to fix up and revitalize the Maine State Pier are in as uninspiring shape as the pier itself.
Redeveloping the Maine State Pier has gone wrong from the beginning — let’s get our priorities back in order
DEIRDRE FULTON, CHRISTOPHER GRAY, AND JEFF INGLIS
| August 29, 2007
‘Home team’ wins round two
In the battle for the Portland Developer Championship the score now is 1 to 1.
| July 25, 2007
Crossword: ''Peace Sign Hook''
Sounds a little naughty, don't it?
| July 18, 2007
The500s + The RattleSnakes
Portland’s The500s’ contemporary contribution to the indie-pop world is just to the badass side of twee.
Music seen at the Soundpost, July 15, 2007
| July 18, 2007
It’s tempting to see two new biographies of Leni Riefenstahl and assume they’ll push the envelope, and expose the dirt about her personal life.
Sorting out the life and career of Leni Riefenstahl
| April 10, 2007
Just the Fax
This article originally appeared in the August 13, 1993 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Kurt Cobain to the Phoenix : ‘F--- off!’
| March 29, 2007
If you believe the Portlanders who worked on the Olympia Companies proposal for redeveloping the Maine State Pier, the competition between their outfit and Ocean Properties is simple.
Both proposals for the Maine State Pier are missing something big
| March 08, 2007
Of pols and pop culture
The Tote Board’s preliminaries are almost over, meaning next week we begin to set the odds.
A fifth, and final, cardinal rule for presidential wannabes
| February 28, 2007
Jean Hay Bright tried once before to run against US Senator Olympia Snowe. Snowe's tracks: How moderate is Maine's senior senator?
Jean Hay Bright’s fight to topple a political icon
| October 18, 2006
Curse of the twentysomethings
What the hell does it mean to be a twentysomething in 2006? Generation Snark. By Nina MacLaughlin
| September 27, 2006
Like White Stripes, the Gossip have always been masters of making a lot out of little — just drums, voice, and guitar.
Standing In The Way Of Control | Kill Rock Stars
| March 22, 2006
Olympia Snowe would protect me, I thought. I continued to believe that right up until January 31, when she voted to support George W. Bush’s Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
Did Maine’s US senators betray women during the recent battles for the Supreme Court bench?
| March 02, 2006
Letters to the Portland Editor, February 24, 2006
Lance Tapley is my hero; he has the guts to reveal the stories of the abuse and oppression of the poor, disabled and elderly once again.
Readers fire back on the issues of oppression of the poor and elderly, Governor Baldacci's re-election plan, and Woody Allen's Match Point
LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR
| February 23, 2006
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