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Doubting Gravity’s debut EP

Two years out from the debut solo record that marked her return to Portland's musical consciousness, Andi Fawcett's been a busy gal lately.
Heavy things
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 09, 2012
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The Audacity of Ryan Peters

Spose hears all of it. Aren't you and Seacrest supposed be sharing chicks by now? Where's your Escalade, dude? Or, as he puts it on "Gee Willikers," off his brand-new full-length The Audacity! , "Fuck that shit/I bet he doesn't know any black kids . .
Preposterously Spose
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 13, 2012
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The Audacity of Ryan Peters

Spose hears all of it. Aren't you and Seacrest supposed be sharing chicks by now? Where's your Escalade, dude? Or, as he puts it on "Gee Willikers," off his brand-new full-length The Audacity! , "Fuck that shit/I bet he doesn't know any black kids . .
Preposterously Spose
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 13, 2012
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Pete Kilpatrick keeps the home blazes burning

If anyone has grown up right in front of his fans, it's Pete Kilpatrick.
Fire away
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 23, 2012

Clearing things up with the Fogcutters

Walking into the old Hanover Street warehouse space in Portland to a full-blown rehearsal of the Fogcutters Big Band is a little like moving from a sauna to the frozen tundra.
Huge sounds
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 02, 2011

Port City soars, Venue tanks

PORT CITY MUSIC HALL must be doing something right.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 04, 2011


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Andi Fawcett returns with her solo debut

A former mainstay of the local scene has a re-coming-out party this weekend when Andi Fawcett gigs at the Big Easy to celebrate the debut of her first solo record, Say It Anyway .
Hello again
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 05, 2010

Songwriters unite

Following up on his run as president of the MAINE SONGWRITERS ALLIANCE , BOB MCKILLOP has now founded a Portland chapter of the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL .
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 08, 2010

Bubblegum pop, legendary sax, and a taste of Trails

Though they didn't win the ROCK-OFF this year, pop band FYVE did turn more than a few heads, with a bubblegum pop sound bolstered by twin-sister harmonies.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 20, 2010

Sly-Chi at Port City Music Hall


Perhaps biggest of all, Portland soul and funk institution Sly-Chi mark 10 years of irresistible dance parties at 8 pm at Port City Music Hall....
By webteam  |  August 04, 2010

Eternal Otter Records releases a slew of singles

On July 10 ETERNAL OTTER RECORDS will be releasing its next slew of vinyl singles with a cool gig both in the Narrow Gauge museum and on the train itself.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 02, 2010


Cajun Aces at Bayside Bowl; Sly-Chi's Casablanca Cruise


Elsewhere, Cajun Aces continue a new Tuesday night engagement at new hotspot Bayside Bowl, and Sly-Chi guide us through a sure-to-be-packed Casablanca Cruise.
By webteam  |  June 23, 2010

Also on the town...


A birthday party for Jeff Ellis at Geno's offers, as usual, an impeccable lineup (Covered in Bees, Lost Cause Desperados, the Pubcrawlers); Sly-Chi headline the...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010
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Chinnock of the North

How did I not know that Bill Chinnock was Dick Curless’s son in law?
The re-release of Dime Store Heroes , and a look back
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 23, 2010

Bill Chinnock tribute at Empire


At Empire Dine and Dance, there's a tribute to the longtime Mainer Bill Chinnock. The musician, who died in 2007, was a true original, steadily...
By webteam  |  April 21, 2010
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By the Grace of Ralph

As debut records go, it's rare to find one as textured and fully realized as what Marion Grace have put together in the 10-song Lying Down Looking Up , an arty, smart, folk-rock affair that shows songwriting creativity with some genuinely great ideas.
A debut that is Lying Down Looking Up
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 19, 2010


Singer/songwriter Graeme Kennedy is back in town

... and he’s got ambitious plans for his McKeenstreet Music.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 12, 2010

Sly-Chi EP release at the Big Easy


The release party for Sly-Chi’s latest EP, Seven in the Shadows, goes down at the Big Easy tonight, and $8 advance tickets are moving briskly...
By webteam  |  December 17, 2009
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Seven up

Because Sly-Chi are so versatile, and can adopt any number of danceable skins, there can be a tendency to read their individual songs in great chunks, like sentences we've read a hundred times.
The new sounds of Sly-Chi
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 11, 2009

Sly-Chi turns sausage party and more

Singer KELLY MCKENNA has decided to leave Sly-Chi after three and a half years due to general burn-out.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 13, 2009
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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


Portland music news: April 17, 2009

Two big shows to watch coming up: That TOWER OF SONG we've been telling you about got approval from the City Council to put on a big festival May 23. So that's on.
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By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 17, 2009

Vote for Sly-Chi in an international competition!


Brian from Sly-Chi checked in the other day to let us know that they are finalists in the Anthem Int...
By Jeff Inglis  |  March 19, 2009