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Pete Kilpatrick keeps the home blazes burning

If anyone has grown up right in front of his fans, it's Pete Kilpatrick.
Fire away
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 23, 2012
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Ridin' the spine

Got this one faxed in from classifieds: the honky-tonk band BIG ASS ROOSTER is looking for a new full-time fiddler to round out their full-on twang assault.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 20, 2012
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Roy Davis ditches electricity for the Coloradas

I was really digging the brand of alt-country Roy Davis was dishing on 2010's We Are a Lightning Bolt , all kinds of melancholy and down in the mouth and drenched in warm electric guitars.
New kind of lightning
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 20, 2012

New albums galore: Paranoid Social Club, Pete Kilpatrick, and others

• The long-awaited new album from PARANOID SOCIAL CLUB now has a release date: May 20.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 11, 2011

New projects, debuts, and goodbyes

Former CAMBIATA mates CHRIS MOULTON and STAN DZENGELEWSKI (hardest name in Portland music to spell?) have a new project they're calling VANITYITES , and they're getting help from all kinds of former bandmates and other talented folks.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 07, 2011
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The two sides of Marie Moreshead

To this point, Marie Moreshead has made her bones as a sweet-voiced singer/songwriter with a lot of promise based on 2008's The Distraction EP and 2009's Birdwatchers EP.
Thought I knew you
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 07, 2011


Pete Kilpatrick at Portland Lobster Co.


Local pop phenom Pete Kilpatrick provides a soundtrack for your patio dining at Portland Lobster Co. from 5-8 pm, after Mitch Alden plays the noon-3...
By webteam  |  September 01, 2010

One man’s picks for the BiMPys

Pffft. That Phoenix Best Music Poll is just a popularity contest!  
Handicapping the Best Music Poll
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 04, 2010

Pete Kilpatrick + Vanessa Torres + Jason Myles Goss + Nicole Reynolds


The monthly Red Curtain Music Series continues at North Star Music Café, with big-time guest and Bimpie favorite Pete Kilpatrick flying solo alongside local Vanessa...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010

Home and away

For many songwriters, home is where the art is.
Zach Jones's diasporic Fading Flowers
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 19, 2010
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Lightning strikes

When Hank Williams sang a song like "My Son Calls Another Man Daddy" he could sell it because he'd been down low: born with spina bifida, father with a paralyzed face thanks to a stroke, brother he never knew because he was already dead.
Weather the storm with Roy Davis's third LP
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 22, 2010


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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
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Short-form Portland

I can hear the snarky comments already: "What?!? Rustic Overtones put out an album this year and Pfeifle hasn't fallen all over himself naming it #1? The sky is green!" But this isn't 1999. It's 2009. And it isn't all that strange for a phenomenal albu
The 10 best LPs and EPs of 2009
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 18, 2009
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The Shapes of things

The first song on the Pete Kilpatrick Band's new Shapes and Sounds EP might be called "Dear July," but the five-song work is clearly an ode to winter, to its delicious melancholy and the joys of finding cozy corners in overheated bars or naked bodies u
Pete Kilpatrick's new wintry Sounds
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 11, 2009
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Bare bones

His press materials tell me the young Benjamin Burgess is "uniquely compassionate."
The burgeoning Benjamin Burgess
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 27, 2009

Kudos to Phish nerds, and other music matters

We stand corrected
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 27, 2009


Pete Kilpatrick and friends


Some of the area’s biggest names come out of hiding tonight. Portland’s favorite musician and all-around nice guy PETE KILPATRICK brings his band back to...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  November 25, 2009
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Young love

For a girl with such a professed affinity for monogamy, Marie Moreshead is a bit of a tease.
Marie Moreshead proves she's the permanent kind
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 25, 2009

Pete Kilpatrick Band at Port City Music Hall


More poppy rock you all know and love is at Port City Music Hall, where the PETE KILPATRICK BAND rise from dormancy with a 9...
By webteam  |  September 09, 2009
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Multi-faceted

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
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A decade of song

It’s been a decade since the Portland Phoenix and the Portland music scene first joined up to celebrate the best in local music. Here are some highlights from this year’s party, and some artifacts we dug up from the archives.  
10 years of the Portland Music Awards
By MARGO ROY, CLIF GARBODEN, JOHN MARSHALL, LISA CRAIG, MATTHEW ROBBINS, SONYA TOMLINSON, JEFF INGLIS, AND JENNIFER KEARNS  |  June 12, 2009


What are the odds?

Ten years! When we organized our first Best Music Poll, way back in the day, we could only hope that it would one day wind up the institution it is today, with the annual Portland Music Awards ceremony drawing the best collection of musical talent Main
Best bets for this year's Best Music Poll
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 29, 2009

Portland Music News: April 24, 2009

The Maine Songwriters Association released some big news lately.
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By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 24, 2009

Portland music news: January 9, 2009

Former WCLZ morning host PETE BOLDUC has a new band: GUNTHER BROWN (not to be confused with the Boston-based Sucka Brown).
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By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  January 07, 2009
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Scrutiny of the bounty

I'm an enthusiastic guy, and maybe prone to hyperbole from time to time, but it's hard to argue that 2008 wasn't an all-time banner year for music created here in the Portland area.
Was 2008 the best year ever for local music releases?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 23, 2008
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The boy with no name

With a tidy five-song EP, More Time , Travis Kline is the newest entrant in Portland's burgeoning alt-country renaissance.
Travis Kline creates More Time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 26, 2008


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Hearts of gold

Pete Kilpatrick’s burgeoning career is a microcosm of the near-chaos that is the current state of the music industry.  
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 02, 2008

Portland scene report: August 15, 2008

Big news out of the Rustic Overtones camp: keyboardist/vocalist Spencer Albee has left the band, replaced by Sean Morin.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 13, 2008
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Who's going to win?

I give you the BMP Tote Board, handicapping the big categories — because who doesn’t like reducing real life to betting lines?
2008 Portland Best Music Poll tote board
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2008