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The top 10 albums of 2012

Every year, it becomes easier to indulge in nostalgia.
Were things better?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 21, 2012
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Homemade sauces

Our old friends at TEA FIRST RECORDS have assembled a few honeypots for us this summer.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 24, 2012
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Rustic Overtones want you on their side

What's the go-to motivational tactic used by every coach of an underdog team or demagogue looking to gain followers in a hurry? It's us against them. Us against the world.
Cult of personalities
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 22, 2012

Monstrous sounds

Last call for DEER TICK playing the second night of their Divine Providence release party on THURSDAY (the 13th) at the Met.
Zounds, Lolita Black, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011

Monstrous sounds

Last call for DEER TICK playing the second night of their Divine Providence release party on THURSDAY (the 13th) at the Met.
Zounds, Lolita Black, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011
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Dan Capaldi steps out from behind the kit

In addition to plenty of other projects, Dan Capaldi has played drums now for two of Portland's most important bands of the last five years: the brightly burning Cambiata and the still-on-the-rise Holy Boys Danger Club.
On the Level
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2011


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The digital delight of Space versus Speed

Since 2000, we've had the Popsicko, Rocktopus, As Fast As (three albums), Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia, and now Space versus Speed. All with Spencer Albee as principal songwriter and frontman. Seven full-length records.
Out of this world
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2011

Kurt Baker goes solo, Rustic Overtones get a makeover

KURT BAKER  wrapped up recording a couple new original tracks with JONATHAN WYMAN  last week, his first original work since the LEFTOVERS went on hiatus.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 21, 2011
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Upcoming albums: The winter of our deep content

There was a time when winter in Portland was pretty sleepy, with bands holing up to practice and write while the snowflakes flew. No longer. The album-release schedule is now equally robust year-round, and there are big shows just about every weekend th
The winter of our deep content
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 31, 2010

Rustic Overtones + Gypsy Tailwind at Port City Music Hall


Two local staples - Rustic Overtones and soulful Americana band Gypsy Tailwind - headline Port City Music Hall's festivities for a more sonically restrained celebration....
By webteam  |  December 29, 2010
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Review: GFAC returns with double the horsepower

How spoiled are we in this town? A record like the new Greetings from Area Code 207 Vol. 8 can come out and it's like: Big Fuckin' Deal.
Inverted V8
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 12, 2010


Rustic Overtones at the Boothbay Opera House


The Rustic Overtones play a $15 show all the way up at the Boothbay Opera House (86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor) if you wanna make...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010

Bring the noise

New Hemlok; What Cheer? in the park
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 06, 2010

VIDEO: Notes from Nateva


Portland's own Rustic Overtones and Isobell (video by RogerThat! Productions)First thing I noticed about the Nateva Festival in Maine this past weekend, before any of...
By P. Nick Curran  |  July 09, 2010

Nateva Music & Camping Festival at the Oxford Fairgrounds


Lest we forget, Friday is also the first full day of the Nateva Music & Camping Festival, Maine’s most ambitious foray yet into siphoning off...
By webteam  |  June 30, 2010

And the award for best bad moustache and a Jheri-curl goes to ...

Do yourself a favor and watch the video for RUSTIC OVERTONES’ “Love and a 45.”
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 28, 2010


Rustic Overtones + Mighty Mystic at Port City


Local legends and perennial Bimpie winners Rustic Overtones return to Port City Music Hall's stage to headline a show with the Massachusetts-based reggae band Mighty...
By webteam  |  May 26, 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

Local luminaries’ picks

I asked a bunch of people who really dig local music to help me make sure I wasn’t leaving any songs out when I was developing my list of the best 10 songs of the 2000s, but then I quickly realized that “best” is about as subjective as things come when y
A sample of other best songs of the 2000s
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 25, 2009

2K10: Countdown to relief


We’re currently dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s of our New Year’s Eve calendar, which you can see in its current incarnation in our...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  December 23, 2009
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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


Rustic Overtones at Bull Moose


RUSTIC OVERTONES begin a tour of five area Bull Moose stores today, to mark the release of their latest album, New Way Out.
By webteam  |  November 05, 2009

Get ready

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

As almost always seems to be the case, I have to start the "fall preview" by detailing this upcoming weekend, which promises to be one of the most active of the year.
Let's get things started right away
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 18, 2009
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Ripple effect

The Portland Phoenix launched in 1999, just as the Portland music scene was turning.
The 10 most influential bands of our first 10 years
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 18, 2009
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10 years later, we told you so

Like many in the alternative press, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the game. Sometimes, of course, that means we're wrong about what might be coming down the pike — that's part of the risk of being "out front" and not just reacting to the news as
Ten years of being right (well, mostly)
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 18, 2009


Machigonne Festival wrap-up

The MACHIGONNE FESTIVAL was a major success, despite the best efforts of Hurricane Danny.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 04, 2009
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Flying solo (and duo)

Think about everything you know about Elijah Ocean and Dave Gutter: Ocean's work fronting the heavy rock trio Loverless, say, or his lead-guitar turn in the radio-rock foursome All the Real Girls; Gutter's piercing vocals out front of Rustic Overtones,
Elijah Ocean and Dave Gutter get busy taking it slow
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 07, 2009
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Regardless of the cost

If you were concerned that the return of Rustic Overtones would mean the ends of their various side projects, it’s clear now that was a fruitless worry.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 24, 2009

Portland Music News: June 19, 2009

Yeah, this makes us feel a little old: The June 27 show at the Port City Music Hall will be a 20th anniversary show for TWISTED ROOTS . SUN GODS IN EXILE (fresh off a release show for their debut album) and SIDECAR RADIO open, and there's word that
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 19, 2009