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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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Crossing the blue sea

The Damariscotta-raised songwriter MOSES ATWOOD dropped a new record last week, the first since his well-received 2006 debut.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 13, 2012
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Labseven are re-Formulated

With the little hip-hop renaissance we're having locally, it's only fitting that Labseven, who've been at it longer than most in the city that encourages everyone to rise again, should get back in the action.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 11, 2011
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A-Frame and Mike Clouds re-stake their claim

Why do musicians make the music they make? It's not a question we're going to answer here, but it's one that's constantly to the fore when listening to the brand-new From the Floor Up , the first record released by hip-hop duo A-Frame and Mike Clouds i
Call it a comeback
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 26, 2010

Grant Street Orchestra + Sandbag + eyenine


Three of our best hip-hop acts storm Empire tonight, as Grant Street Orchestra, Sandbag, and eyenine take the 575 Congress St. stage at 9 pm....
By webteam  |  June 23, 2010

Labseven at Asylum


At Asylum, Labseven drop their latest mixtape, Cream Vol. II, on the public with special guests Sandbag at 9 pm. Tickets are $7 in advance...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010


“Home for the Holidaze” featuring Spencer & the School Spirit Mafia and more


The just-released, ever-growing lineup for this year’s “Home for the Holidaze” night (part of WCYY’s Holiday Bizarre concert series) includes the likes of Spencer &...
By webteam  |  December 17, 2009

First annual We Push Buttons Festival

The successful first-annual WE PUSH BUTTONS: ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL wrapped up on Saturday night.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 02, 2009

Isobell, Putnam Smith, Sandbag, Ill by Instinct and more

More albums continue to be scheduled for May release. A day before the ISOBELL release show, PUTNAM SMITH will drop his second full-length, Goldrush, on May 29. Americana and roots fans, take note.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 15, 2009