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Exploring the countryside with Max García Conover

There are so many guys with guitars nowadays.
Take to the trees
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 03, 2012
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Odd futures

Since 1997, the Oddfellow Theater has been one of the best kept secrets of the Maine theater scene. Soon, it goes away for good.
Historic chapters
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 25, 2011

String sections

All-gal bluegrass/folk outfit RAMBLIN' RED will release their debut disc next week at Mayo Street Arts on January 15.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 14, 2011
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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

The State Theatre: This is actually going to work

There's no question that the reopening of the State Theatre has people in this town pretty damn excited. As photos of the reconstruction have leaked out, the fever has built, often almost completely irrespective of that bands that have so far been line
Reopenings
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 15, 2010

Ray LaMontagne impresses People

You know, the "Sibilance" staff just happened to be glancing through a copy of PEOPLE magazine (not that we read it — our wives do!) when we came across a 3.5-out-of-4-star review of the new RAY LAMONTAGNE album. No wonder it sold 100,000 copies i

By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 10, 2010


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Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs | God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise

Beneath the crusty-mountain-man exterior and the surly attitude toward the entertainment business, Ray LaMontagne wants you to like him.
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By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  August 27, 2010
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Leader of the pack

Ray LaMontagne's got a band now. But he doesn't have a producer.
Ray LaMontagne rounds up the Pariah Dogs for his fourth album
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 13, 2010
Ray Lamontagne at the Bank of America Pavilion

Ray Lamontagne at the Bank of America Pavilion


A Stephen Stills song influenced Maine singer-songwriter Ray Lamontagne to leave his job in a shoe factory and become a musician, and we're glad he...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 11, 2010

Maine Songwriters Association ramps up, Pat Colwell's record, and more

The MAINE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION are trying to ramp up their happenings a little.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 23, 2010

New albums from Aaron Marshall and Ray LaMontagne

Seacoaster AARON MARSHALL , who created some buzz this winter with his debut full-length, Now Maybe , has a new live album ready, which comes with three new tracks.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 16, 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

The Low Anthem visit the Low Countries

Plus Brown Birds and Toughcats
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 12, 2010
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Flanagan’s empire

Once a staple of the pages of The NewPaper (original incarnation of The Providence Phoenix ), Warwick-born Bill Flanagan went on to become a prominent rock journalist whose credits include U2: At the End of the World , the definitive portrait of on
Native son Bill Flanagan — novelist and MTV executive — dissusses big books, musical longevity, Irish Catholicism, and behind the music.
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  February 05, 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

Hope springs Eternal Otter

The latest scuttlebutt on Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ray Lamontagne, and more.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 18, 2009


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Ghost stories

For all of the excitement that surrounded Wilco on the Maine State Pier or Sufjan Stevens at Port City Music Hall or the various sold-out Ray LaMontagne shows of the past year, there is no question that last Sunday's Phish show at the Cumberland County
Phish return to Portland, and the crowds throng
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 04, 2009
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Ray LaMontagne


I don't know where I was when Ray LaMontagne went from being an introspective busker with a mildly soulful voice to white R&B crooner wearing...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2009

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 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

Anna's Ghost haunts the Empire

Maybe it's a blip on the radar screen, but there seems to be a renewed interest in the music video lately. TWISTED ROOTS have been garnering attention for their "Hollow Earth" effort and we're big fans of the bare-chested LEFTOVERS that splash throug
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 11, 2009


Machigonne Festival wrap-up

The MACHIGONNE FESTIVAL was a major success, despite the best efforts of Hurricane Danny.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 04, 2009

Rock'n'Roll birthday party!

While you're out celebrating MARK BELANGER 's birthday August 21 — at Geno's, of course — make sure to catch the set by WHITCOMB , who are shaping up to be the next supergroup of sorts.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 21, 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.
Tony McNaboe testifies on sophomore release
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 24, 2009

Tower of Song Festival, Eric Bettencourt, and the Outsiders

This is shaping up to be one of the best summers in a long time when it comes to outdoor and festival-type shows.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 17, 2009


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Working on your heart

With the talent we have in this town, just about anybody can put together a decent-sounding album.
Carll Wilkinson starts the whole damn thing all over
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 03, 2009
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Finding even better days

Gypsy Tailwind have been a slow build. Though Halo Sessions was one of the best local albums of 2008, it seems no one really heard it until 2009, thanks largely to the radio success of "So Lonely," a single whose melancholy bounce was heartbreakingly
Gypsy Tailwind show power and Grace
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 19, 2009

Portland music news: April 17, 2009

Two big shows to watch coming up: That TOWER OF SONG we've been telling you about got approval from the City Council to put on a big festival May 23. So that's on.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 17, 2009
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Giant step

Indie-folk trio the Low Anthem — Jeff Prystowsky, Ben Knox Miller, and Jocie Adams — have signed with Nonesuch Records, which will re-release their highly-acclaimed disc, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, on June 9.
The Low Anthem sign with Nonesuch Records
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 17, 2009