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Sara Hallie Richardson’s electric return

Much of how a musician is respected (and compensated) has swung back toward the live performance.
Restless, love
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 17, 2012

Reviving the electric car

Electric cars — ones that are completely rechargeable and use no gasoline — are now available in Maine, in addition to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and traditional hybrids, both of which boast higher fuel-efficiency than conventional cars.
Transport Revolution
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 18, 2012

Fun with mirrors

The dark lounge band JOHNNY CREMAINS are putting the final touches on their first full-length, tentatively titled Leave It To Believers .
Wax Tablet

Steve Grover makes a Statement

Everyone wants to be in Steve Grover's band.
On the road again
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 09, 2011

Mind the winding trails

The local group TRAILS , who've spent the summer playing the Big Easy Wednesday-night circuit, issued a second record this month, the Trails & Co.
Wax Tablet

The Mutineers move forward

Where Mockingbirds Roam , the Mutineers' 2005 debut, was an all-covers affair.
Drover and out
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 30, 2011


Old friends return

The sinewy post-punk group HUAK drop Yorba Linda , their first full-length, named for the birthplace of Richard Nixon.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 09, 2011

A Sorrow-ful Unknown Science

What's been a kick-ass bluegrass festival season — Ossipee Valley, Saddleback, and Thomas Point Beach were all stand-outs — has a wonderful coda this weekend with Henryfest.
Ode to Joy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 09, 2011

Getting down and dirty with Joe Walsh

Seeing Joe Walsh for the first time, down with Jerks of Grass in some of the final days of the Bramhall Pub, he was immediately "the Android".
Mole hunting
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2011

The Toughcats at One Longfellow Square, February 3

When considering the bands comprising the Portland music scene, in all of its glory, it's easy to forget the Toughcats, because they don't play locally very often.
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  February 11, 2011

George Cole Quintet at One Longfellow Square

Gypsy guitarist George Cole and his Quintet swing down from upstate, the horn of their tour, to hit One Longfellow Square in Portland at 8...
By webteam  |  January 12, 2011

Jessica Fichot at One Longfellow Square

French/Chinese/American songwriting chanteuse Jessica Fichot brings her smorgasbord of gypsy jazz, French chanson, and Parisian savoir-faire to One Longfellow Square. Her debut CD, Le Chemin,...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

La Vent du Nord at One Longfellow Square

Québécois folksters La Vent du Nord, who perform melting-pot originals and stompy French-Canadian traditionals over 400 years old, take the stage at One Longfellow Square...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

Fishtank Ensemble + Cinder Conk at One Longfellow Square

Near the front of the pack of the legions of American gypsy-folk bands are California's Fishtank Ensemble, who summon the bygone era with frolicking stand-up...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

Ellis Paul at One Longfellow Square

Folkster and Woody Guthrie-devotee Ellis Paul, one of the key players of the Boston folk explosion in the early '90s, plays at One Longfellow Square...
By webteam  |  December 29, 2010

Livening up 2010: Many bands, all over town

It was about the experience in 2010. Whether it was the sweaty, riotous, arm-over-your-buddy's-shoulder type of concert or the ruminative, head-plodding sort, concertgoers in town (and away) had much to immerse in.
Music seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 24, 2010

Jorma Kaukonen at One Longfellow Square

Legendary blues-rock guitarist and former Jefferson Airplane member Jorma Kaukonen caps off a pretty show-stopping set of acts at One Longfellow Square this week. A...
By webteam  |  December 07, 2010

Paula Poundstone at One Longfellow Square

Decidedly not withholding opinions is one-of-a-kind comedian/cat-lady Paula Poundstone, who performs two shows of stand-up at One Longfellow Square tonight. The 7:30 pm show is...
By webteam  |  December 07, 2010

Irish Christmas in America at One Longfellow Square

For those enjoying the sleigh ride, One Longfellow Square (in Portland, 207.761.1757) presents Irish Christmas in America, a night of song, dance, and story celebrating...
By webteam  |  December 07, 2010

Sarah Blacker & Rachel Efron at One Longfellow Square

Black Friday gets even Blacker at One Longfellow Square, as east-coast indie-folk songwriter Sarah Blacker teams up with the Oakland-via-Maine songwriter Rachel Efron. Efron plays...
By webteam  |  November 23, 2010

Edie Carey at One Longfellow Square

Chicago-via-Boston's Edie Carey has made a long career of sentimental, literary folk. She plays at 7:30 at One Longfellow Square with local Sorcha Cribben-Merrill, who...
By webteam  |  November 09, 2010

Headhunters at One Longfellow Square

Elsewhere, the Headhunters, jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock's '70s jazz fusion unit who've been further experimenting with African polyrhythms in recent years, play a set at...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010

The Punch Brothers at One Longfellow Square

Popular pop/bluegrass group The Punch Brothers, formerly known as How to Grow a Band, play two shows this evening (6:30 and 9:30) at One Longfellow...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2010

Buika at the Music Hall + Kingston Trio at One Longfellow Square

The Spanish singer Buika, who with a limber, husky, and soulful voice sings over a medley of flamenco, copla, and rumba styles, performs at the...
By webteam  |  October 20, 2010

The Chapin Sisters at One Longfellow Square

The austere songwriting duo The Chapin Sisters play tonight at One Longfellow Square. Daughters of American songwriter Harry Chapin, they play a somewhat haunting brand...
By webteam  |  October 06, 2010

Fall Books Preview: Reading list

Even if you’re not back in the classroom, autumn inspires a desire to learn, to restore the intellectualism that was fried by too many beers and barbecues and sunburns. Fortunately, Portland is full this fall with opportunities to spark your smarts.
Smartening up the seasonal transition
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2010

D. Gross + Dan Blakeslee at One Longfellow Square

While Samuel James starts a tour of Turkey, Saturday marks a major leap of another local blues hound. D. Gross celebrates the release of his...
By webteam  |  September 15, 2010

Heather Masse at One Longfellow Square

One Wailin' Jennyproves Canadians know theirAmericana. One Longfellow Square | Portland | Heather Masse | 8 pm | $12-15
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

Cornmeal Records' new releases

Busy fall for CORNMEAL RECORDS . In addition to the STEVE JONES and BONEHEADS retrospectives, CHARLIE GAYLORD is also preparing the released of GREETINGS FROM AREA CODE 207, VOL. 8 , which should be released November 12.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 03, 2010

Emilia Dahlin at One Longfellow Square

At One Longfellow Square, a wonderful lineup of singer/songwriters gathers for a benefit to aid research on the aftereffects of the Gulf oil spill. Emilia...
By webteam  |  September 01, 2010