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José Ayerve makes melancholy upbeat

For a select few of us, the news of Spouse's hiatus was a little bit heartbreaking.
A Joy-ful sorrow
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 02, 2011

Spouse frontman goes solo, Spose celebrates 4/20, and more

SPOUSE frontman JOSE AYERVE has a new solo project that ought to shake things up a little.

Dean Ford is Deaf. Dumb. In Love.

Dean Ford renews, this week, his membership in the cult of pop with the release of Deaf. Dumb. In Love. , a six-song EP filled with love songs and general guy-girl drama in the classic poodle skirt tradition.
Say, say, say
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 11, 2011

Fusing porn with high art

Porn in the form of prose and poems, along with sexy and graphic illustrations and photos, fill the pages of Salacious , a new magazine dedicated to erotic art and literature, the likes of which you may never have seen — at least not compiled in one pla
A Q-and-A with Salacious founder Katie Diamond
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 14, 2011

Hi Tiger at Slainte

Hi Tiger, the lurid and expressionistic new quintet fronted by painter and conceptual artist Derek Jackson, open a three-band bill at Slainte (24 Preble St.)...
By webteam  |  January 12, 2011

"Salacious" with DJ Dark City at Slainte

At 10 pm, Slainte hosts a saucy launch of the first issue of Salacious - Portland's queer-and-premier erotic lit-mag and lovechild of activist/illustrator Katie Diamond...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

Tina Smith at Slainte

Local slam poet Tina Smith's "Rhythmic Cypher" is a Sunday night staple. While other poetry nights have cropped up and relocated, the Cypher, at Slainte,...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

Theodore Treehouse are Closest to the Sun

Bryan Bruchman and Dylan Martin and Ian Paige and everyone else who's been raving about Theodore Treehouse's live set over the past year were completely and totally right.
Burn, baby, burn
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 04, 2010

Theodore Treehouse + Kurt Baker at Slainte

Slainte parlays the gala into a Theodore Treehouse show (who play a near-perfect CD-release show next week) also featuring the welcomely ubiquitous Kurt Baker doing...
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010

Sunset Hearts at Slainte

Sunset Hearts are a much-anticipated new unit featuring Casey McCurry, one of the maestros behind the sorely missed Satellite Lot, guitar warlock Brandon Davis of...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2010

Aly Spaltro moves to NYC; Roy Ghim juggles projects

ALY SPALTRO is moving to NYC. SPACE is hosting a see-you-later party with JACOB AUGUSTINE and PANDA BANDITS opening and closing around her set and one from her Brooklyn buddies PEARL AND THE BEARD .

Arborea + Linda Draper at Slainte

If you wanna stay dry, there are all sorts of musical variations on Americana happening in town. A night of literate and delicate post-folk is...
By webteam  |  September 15, 2010

Linda Draper + Arborea at Slainte

Anti-folk starletjoins a luminous duoon nook of a stage. Slainte | Portland | Linda Draper + Arborea | 10 pm
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

Sister Speak at Slainte

At Slainte, the powerful Chicago singer/songwriter duo of Samantha Cathcart and Sherri-Anne bring their band Sister Speak play at 9 pm. The show is free...
By webteam  |  September 01, 2010

Home at Slainte

Another dance opportunity is a new third Friday event debuting at Slainte at 7:30 pm. The downtempo/dub/house night Home is hosted by Marcus Caine, Ryan...
By webteam  |  August 18, 2010

Theodore Treehouse at Slainte

The busy-bee pop whizzes of Theodore Treehouse are about to record a new album, but like most bands, they need some budgetary assistance. To that...
By webteam  |  August 18, 2010

Rhythmic Cypher Open Mic at Slainte

Try Tina Smith's Rhythmic Cypher open mic, which features weekly writing workshops at 7 pm and special guest acts from the Mostly Pleasant Tour this...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2010

Covered in Bees album, John Paul's show, and Nicole Rabata's debut disc

COVERED IN BEES are doing their best to plan ahead: They've got the date set for the release of their fourth album, Holy Crap! It's Covered In Bees : September 25. Where's the party? Geno's. Where else?

DJG at Slainte

A major figure in the San Francisco dubstep community, DJG, comes by Moldy's latest dance night at Slainte. Other guests include Gutter Funk and Marshall...
By webteam  |  July 28, 2010

Meaghan Yates at Slainte

A seriously busy night at Slainte begins at 5 pm, where Meaghan Yates plays a Happy Hour until 7 pm, before Jared Salvatore and Alicia...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010

"Muse" with DJ Lady Zen at Slainte

The weekly event Muse, hosted and organized by DJ Lady Zen at Slainte, is both a queer dance party and an opportunity to hear brief...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010

Sean Ashby + Marie Moreshead at Slainte

At a rare show with a cover at Slainte, the Toronto-based roots singer/songwriter Sean Ashby performs with Marie Moreshead. Their 8 pm show on 24...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010

Review: Good Kids Sprouting Horns at Slainte

Good Kids Sprouting Horns at Slainte on May 22
Music Seen
By KEGAN ZEMA  |  May 28, 2010

Other fine offerings...

Other fine offerings include the latest Beat Happenings DJ/dance night at Slainte, the latest '80s dance madness from the Awesome at Bubba's Sulky Lounge, a...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010

Whatever at Empire; Primo Cubano at Longfellow; Dudley Saunders at Slainte

Local '90s cover band the Whatever return to Empire Dine and Dance, Primo Cubano host this month's Latin dance party at One Longfellow Square, and...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010

Good Kids Sprouting Horns at Slainte

Also on a fun-loving kick are the Bangor trio Good Kids Sprouting Horns, who bring their scrappy, keyboard-dabbled indie rock to Slainte for a 9...
By webteam  |  May 19, 2010

Hillytown present Selbyville + Jakob Battick & Friends + Milagres

Portland's favorite blog, the indie-music hub Hillytown, returns to the show-promotion business with a night at Slainte featuring acoustic/ambient/etc. duo Selbyville, Jakob Battick & Friends,...
By webteam  |  May 19, 2010

Leland Sundries + Dan Kaplan at Slainte

Leland Sundries, a wry and deliberately lo-fi Americana band from Brooklyn, wrap up a night at Slainte with Boston's Dan Kaplan. That 24 Preble St....
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010

Review: Jakob Battick and Friends

Jakob Battick and Friends at Slainte on April 9, 2010
At Slainte on April 9, 2010
By BRYAN BRUCHMAN  |  April 16, 2010

Seth Gallant at Slainte

The talented, Vermont-based indie-folker Seth Gallant (who has some local ties) plays at Slainte at 9 pm with Jakob Battick & Friends, who have a...
By webteam  |  April 07, 2010