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In with a whinny

If you haven't yet summoned your "Horsie Forces," mount up: SUNSET HEARTS' excellent Deco Tech EP is now available for free download on their bandcamp.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 11, 2013
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A flurry of releases in the new year

Like predicting the impact of climate change, looking forward to the season's album releases reveals an increasing number of significant events, but you can't quite pin down exactly when they'll all happen.
Wintersongs
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 28, 2012
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Granting dismissal

Portland's 7-piece funk/hiphop outfit GRANT STREET ORCHESTRA ring their final coda this week, ending a three-plus-year run during which they became one of the most revered party bands in the state.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 29, 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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Sunset Hearts' bright laments

There's something we respond to in the juxtaposition, the pairing of sweet and sour, dark humor, vulnerable heroes. And, of course, opposites attract.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 30, 2011
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Foam Castles invite you to Come Over to My House

Bitch all you want about the firehose of new music nowadays, but the lowered barriers to recording and distribution certainly do make it easier for artists to be a lot more playful in their releases.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 15, 2011


Screaming Females at SPACE Gallery, September 27

Screaming Females have played Portland regularly as their blog-fueled star has risen; the buzz behind them is of a time-honored punk tradition (their albums are fine, but they are essential live viewing), but their punk itself is not.
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By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 08, 2010
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Beer, boys and parking-meter woes

As if you needed proof that Ron Harrity is one busy man (see: new releases from If and It, Honey Clouds, Marie Stella), two more albums finished off in his South Portland studio hit the streets this season in advance of your summer road trips.
New anti-anthems from Foam Castles and the Rattlesnakes
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2010

Foam Castles + Rattlesnakes at Geno's


I tackled two solid new albums by Foam Castles and the Rattlesnakes this week, and you may well want to tackle both bands at a...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010

Computer At Sea + Rotundo Sealeg + the RattleSnakes + the Grown Ups + Strawberry All-Stars at Geno’s


An indie alternative to that banger is at Geno’s, where Portland’s Best Electronic Act, Computer At Sea, joins forces with Rotundo Sealeg, the RattleSnakes, the...
By webteam  |  December 17, 2009
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And then some...

Aside from the second season of Mad Men , Barack Obama, and Puppycam, I think we can all agree that it was a pretty mediocre year in national pop culture.
An addendum to the year in local music
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 23, 2008