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Secret master

Scratch below the surface of any number of hard-playing jazz musicians these days and you hear a common refrain: "I hardly ever listen to jazz."
David Binney's many faces
By JON GARELICK  |  July 24, 2010
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Four on the floor

It’s been a fine fall already: sunny, crisp weekends for apple picking; big-time albums from Ray LaMontagne, Pete Kilpatrick, and Twisted Roots; a deep Red Sox run in the playoffs.  
Albums you may have missed as fall fell
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 22, 2008
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Hitting Bottom

Lamb may insist he’s an everyman — “My heart is valve and ventricle and flesh” — but this Brown Bird truly soars.
Brown Bird return on the spring winds with an aching beauty
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 16, 2008
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Second job

Tyler Ramsey is currently touring the country pulling double duty as both a solo singer-songwriter and a recent-addition guitarist in Band of Horses.
Interview: Tyler Ramsey splits the difference with Band of Horses
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 16, 2008

Portland scene report: August 17, 2007

Something tells us she dreams pretty wildly, too, so watch out.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  August 15, 2007
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Sun Kil Moon

Mark Kozelek is  the rare performer in whose hands material by Kiss and John Denver sounds exactly the same.
Tiny Cities | Caldo Verde
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 25, 2006


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Fully Bully

Somewhat quietly, Doug Cowan’s band, Bullyclub, has stuck around long enough to become one of the Portland scene’s elder statesmen.
Doug Cowan’s club emphasizes the literate indie pop they’ve always done best
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 16, 2006