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Cruel Hand carves out a following, Jon Nolan's new CD, and more

The "Sibilance" staff will admit to never having heard CRUEL HAND 's music before last week, but we find it remarkable that the Portland-based hardcore band have carved out a following in New Zealand, where they recently played a string of shows.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 08, 2011

48 Hour Music Festival at SPACE Gallery, February 19

The third annual 48 Hour Music Festival led off with Charlemagne, a lurching prog-pop unit that offered one of the most indie-friendly sets of the night, sounding a bit like Built to Spill or Dinosaur Jr., but with odd time arrangements.
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By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 25, 2011
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Lucid dreaming

How far the Lucid have come. Sure, sometimes a band come out of the gate firing on all cylinders and crush their debut album, using chemistry and energy to overcome lack of experience. But far more common is for a band to take a little while to find the
An effervescent ride on the mothership
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2011
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The digital delight of Space versus Speed

Since 2000, we've had the Popsicko, Rocktopus, As Fast As (three albums), Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia, and now Space versus Speed. All with Spencer Albee as principal songwriter and frontman. Seven full-length records.
Out of this world
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2011

Fountains of Wayne at Port City Music Hall


In this life, errors are unavoidable. I made one just last week in saying that tonight's Fountains of Wayne show is anywhere other than the...
By webteam  |  October 13, 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