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Musings and mutterings from the worlds of Maine music

MICAH BLUE SMALDONE is taking his talents to Fort Kent.
The Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 22, 2011

Marie Stella and Sophomore Beat call it quits; Dean Ford polishes a new EP

Looks like MARIE STELLA are calling it quits.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 15, 2011

Say hello to Goodbye Forever, the latest from This Way

THIS WAY  have put the finishing touches on Goodbye Forever , what we're hearing is an Americana-fueled second album from the band fronted by JAY BASINER .
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 22, 2011
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Sophomore Beat Party Like a Lobster — no, really

If you thought the Sophomore Beat's Hi, Technology was a sneering bundle of sarcasm, wait till you get a load of their new EP, the four-song Party Like a Lobster .
Believe it or not
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 15, 2011

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper seeks her fortune

LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER continues to turn heads now that she's exited the Pine Tree State.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 04, 2011

Power pop, radio rock, and more

NOW IS NOW frontman MITCH ALDEN has plans for a solo release. The party's scheduled for January 21 at RiRa. Expect some seriously upbeat power pop.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2010


Beyond the turkey

Break north on Black FRIDAY (the 26th) and work off the green bean casserole with the JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND , sure to heat up the dance floor at Chan's in Woonsocket (401.765.1900), click on  chanseggrollsandjazz.com  for a special $18 two-fer deal tha
Six Star, hip-hop at the Firehouse 13, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 26, 2010
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Two and fro

It can be easy to get wrapped up in Portland’s pop and rock scene, the singalong stuff you hear in the clubs and on the radio.
Kolosko and Dimow’s Border Crossings
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 26, 2010
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How Sophomoric

Hi, Technology is one of the more self-loathing collections of songs I've heard in some time.
Camus and catharsis on Hi, Technology
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 05, 2010

Sophomore Beat at the Big Easy


At the Big Easy, local pop-rock outfit Sophomore Beat celebrate their sophomore release (and their first full-length one), Hi, Technology. The $10 show starts at...
By webteam  |  March 03, 2010

The Low Anthem visit the Low Countries

Plus Brown Birds and Toughcats
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 12, 2010


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Same story, different ending

Building from a solid base of support in the Old Orchard/Wells area of Southern Maine, Soundbender steadily created a statewide following over the past five years.
Soundbender move forward by Surviving the Fall
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 25, 2009