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Falling into you

Between Ron Harrity's skills as recording engineer, label guru (Peapod Recordings), and guitarist/sideman, he's racking up an impressive resume (see the accompanying review of the Isobell record for more details), and the new Honey Clouds record just a
Something old, something new from Honey Clouds
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 22, 2009
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Please please me

For pure output, not many local bands can top the Leftovers, who next week drop their fourth full-length album, Eager to Please , with Oglio/Crappy Records, since 2005's debut, Stop Drop Rock & Roll (and they had an EP before that). And we won't
The Leftovers are ready and eager
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 15, 2009

Music Seen: Ocean and Pontiak

The day after Ocean's predictably under-attended (30-40 people) Cinco de Mayo performance at SPACE, a friend who also attended asked what I thought. "So loud," I said. "So slow," he responded. It wasn't hard to catch the reverence in both reactions.
Ocean and Pontiak at SPACE Gallery, May 5
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 13, 2009

Music Seen: Seymour

Seymour's gentle, mellifluous sound is the type that quiets a chattering room.
Seymour at Zero Station, April 27, 2009
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  May 01, 2009
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The way things will be

The Goodnight Process have a little bit of the next-big-thing about them.
The Goodnight Process offer a strong debut
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 11, 2009
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Action Jackson

Locally, Loverless, This Way, and now Highway Jackson are forging a bit of a rock renaissance in Portland.
Screaming down the Highway, over the limit
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 04, 2009


Music Seen: Dead of Winter

Peaks and valleys are the name of the game with any showcase of too many songwriters that too many people attend, but by and large, Dead of Winter retains its status as a premier night of homegrown entertainment.
SPACE Gallery, January 24, 2009
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 28, 2009

Portland music news: January 23, 2009

We know everyone's geeked up about that big rock photography exhibit at the PMA, but be sure also to check out an exhibit of local-rock photos by John Fahnley
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  January 21, 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).
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  January 07, 2009
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Music Seen: Anticon's 10th anniversary

Sure, Ray LaMontagne is huge and the Rustic Overtones saw their national time, but there is something to be said for a record label co-founded by Mainers that is more than a decade old and can still sell out the Knitting Factory in New York City.
Knitting Factory (Manhattan), December 18, 2008
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  December 31, 2008
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Rehearsing their choir

Epically twee, and then simply epic, "Comet Flies Over the Underbelly" — the fourth track on Lady Lamb the Beekeeper's Samples for Handsome Animals — is, for a minute or two, almost unbearable.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper are easy to find, easy to love
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 31, 2008


Live: Catie Curtis + Meg Hutchinson

 
One Longfellow Square, December 14, 2008
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 17, 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