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Slaid Cleaves is still fighting the good fight

With as good a claim as anyone else to the title of Best Songwriter Ever To Come Out Of Maine, Slaid Cleaves has produced with his fourth full-length yet another group of songs alternately powerful and smart — and often both
 It’s a war on war
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 25, 2013
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Roy Davis ditches electricity for the Coloradas

I was really digging the brand of alt-country Roy Davis was dishing on 2010's We Are a Lightning Bolt , all kinds of melancholy and down in the mouth and drenched in warm electric guitars.
New kind of lightning
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 20, 2012
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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

Slaid Cleaves at One Longfellow Square


You'd better dial quickly if you were thinking about seeing one of Portland's most esteemed exports, Slaid Cleaves, at One Longfellow Square tonight. A couple...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010
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Mainer-gone-to-Austin Slaid Cleaves is in the area this week, supporting his latest acclaimed Americana album, Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away. He's got two...
By webteam  |  June 24, 2009
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The boy with no name

With a tidy five-song EP, More Time , Travis Kline is the newest entrant in Portland's burgeoning alt-country renaissance.
Travis Kline creates More Time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 26, 2008


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Rock, roll, jump, jive

There are plenty of Mainers supplying the Austin music scene, but there aren’t a ton of Texans holding down the fort in these parts.
Sean Mencher heads for the Finnish
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 07, 2007
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Holy, Molenes

The Seacoast Scene can lay claim to a hotbed of roots rock, so when two of its leading members, Martin England and Jon Nolan, agree on the next big band, you might want to pay attention even if you don’t get south to Portsmouth very often.
Riding the art of the lonely Hunter
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 27, 2006
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Soundoff: Heather Caston

Heather Caston, songwriter and Maine Songwriters’ Association show organizer, weighs in on the Samples' "My Guitar" and Slaid Cleaves' "Devil's Lullaby."
Weighing in on the Samples and Slaid Cleaves
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 09, 2006

Portland scene report, April 21, 2006

Sparks the Rescue, Headstart!, and Jdwalker poised for new releases; Ocean begins nationwide tour.
 
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 19, 2006