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Sara Cox at SPACE Gallery


In the evening, SPACE welcomes back local songwriter Sara Cox, winner of multiple Phoenix Best Music Poll awards, and her crafted blend of countrified rock...
By webteam  |  January 04, 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
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Moms rock!

Some moms decide, from heartbeat one of ultrasound, that they aren’t going to let a small (i.e., life-changing) thing like motherhood get in the way of their art.
Musician-mothers learn to balance boundless energy and tireless creativity
By DENA RIEGEL  |  May 07, 2010
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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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A decade of song

It’s been a decade since the Portland Phoenix and the Portland music scene first joined up to celebrate the best in local music. Here are some highlights from this year’s party, and some artifacts we dug up from the archives.  
10 years of the Portland Music Awards
By MARGO ROY, CLIF GARBODEN, JOHN MARSHALL, LISA CRAIG, MATTHEW ROBBINS, SONYA TOMLINSON, JEFF INGLIS, AND JENNIFER KEARNS  |  June 12, 2009

Portland scene report: December 5, 2008

Who says the "Sibilance" staff aren't journalists? We ask questions, and we get answers.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 03, 2008


Portland scene report: September 23, 2008

We have final details on the September 26 Russ Riseman “life celebration” show.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 25, 2008
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Two and one

There’s something thrilling about the right harmony of opposite-sex voices, the meaning and emotion they can convey, the balance of power and grace.
Gypsy Tailwind debut a tremendous vocal pairing
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 21, 2008
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Worth the wait

The wait is over.
The GFAC series returns to its roots with Volume 7
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 23, 2008

Portland scene report: April 11, 2008

There’s a new supergroup in town and they’re wasting zero time in releasing their debut disc.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 09, 2008

Portland scene report: February 22, 2008

If you’re jonesing for some new Sara Cox, check out her Valentine’s Day present to the world, “White Dress and All.”
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 20, 2008


Portland scene report: December 7, 2007

Okay, so we heard “Letter to the President” on WCLZ during the normal course of things, so they are playing local music.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 05, 2007

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

Portland scene report: June 29, 2007

Big news from Threads, the Cerberus Shoal side project: They’re now called Fire on Fire.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 27, 2007
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At home with home

Women may dominate the pop charts from time to time, but in the annals of acknowledged rock/pop greatness, they are few in number.
Sara Cox arrives at domesticity with Crowded Is the New Lonely
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 30, 2007

Portland scene report: March 23, 2007

Like we didn't know that already.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 21, 2007


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Take it to the bank

There are some simple and harsh realities about being a local musician in Maine.
Bangor Savings supports local music. Do you?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 28, 2007

Wide range

See what music sites around the country are saying about these Maine-based performers.

By TODD RICHARD  |  February 21, 2007

Portland scene report: February 2, 2007

Sara Cox is near to setting a date for the release of her much-anticipated follow-up to 2003’s Arrive.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 31, 2007
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Don't call it clawhammer

Of the 3877 songs currently on my iPod (generation two, 20 gigs) none had “unclassifiable” in the genre description until I loaded the Toughcats’ debut full-length into my iTunes.
The Tough cats hit the mainland with Piñata
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 29, 2006
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The incredible Moses Atwood

Those of you searching for the heir apparent to Micah Blue Smaldone and Ray LaMontagne need look no further than Moses Atwood, Portland’s latest pure, unadulterated talent.
You want old school? This here’s old school.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 18, 2006


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Long + short of it

Megan Jo Wilson’s debut disc remains a strong introduction and suggests a future as a band leader, like her frequent collaborator Sara Cox, rather than a solo artist.
Megan Jo Wilson’s Seed, Stars, Galaxies
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 24, 2006

Portland scene report, May 5, 2006

Off the Track magazine is on the fast track; Maine folkies picked for competition in Texas; Ill Natural's upcoming CD-release party
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 03, 2006
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Ballot crunching

For the sake of whetting your whistles, here is a brief primer to the Portland Best Music Poll ballot’s major categories.
Don’t be an uneducated BMP voter
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 05, 2006

Portland music news, January 27, 2006

Portland Maine Music Message Board; Mammals; Los Federales; Aepril Schaile
Portland local music news for the week of 1/27
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 30, 2006

Albums of the decade

10 discs you should own
10 discs you should own
By CHARLIE GAYLORD  |  January 01, 1900


'Hit the Ground'

Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 01, 1900