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Fantasize Local

Ask anyone in town and they'll tell you the same thing: the Portland Buy Local campaign has been a resounding success.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 08, 2013

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.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 08, 2011
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Making sense of Contrast Eats the Slimey Green

That Two series at the Port City is great for plenty of reasons — including the cheap beer, obviously — but that gig a couple Tuesdays back with Metal Feathers opening for Spouse on the big stage pretty much justifies the whole endeavor.
Metal on metal
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 04, 2011

Spouse at the Venue


Jose Ayerve's Spouse debut at the new Portland Venue location on 865 Forest Ave., where they play with Northampton buds Fancy Trash and local cult...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2010

Spouse at Empire with Doug Cowan + Townies + Dave Martin


At Empire Dine and Dance, Jose Ayerve and Spouse tout their fifth full-length, Confidence (recently, favorably reviewed by us), at 9 pm with opening acts...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010
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Confidence men (and women)

For a slice of Portland and scattered folks throughout New England and beyond, Spouse are downright seminal indie rockers.
Spouse open up on their fifth full-length
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 07, 2010


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The most famous rapper from Wells signs with Universal

A few weeks ago, we marveled at the reality of Portland's Top 40 radio station, WJBQ, playing a song by local rapper Spose called "I'm Awesome," an ironic, self-deprecating piece of pure hilarious ear candy.
No, really: Actually awesome
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 05, 2010

Spouse at Empire Dine and Dance with the Parlour Steps and Metal Feathers


Jose Ayerve's ever-enjoyable alt-rock band, Spouse, return to Portland for the first of two upcoming concerts (the second is next month). In doing so, they're...
By webteam  |  January 20, 2010

2010 preview

What’s coming to the clubs
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 01, 2010

Local luminaries’ picks

I asked a bunch of people who really dig local music to help me make sure I wasn’t leaving any songs out when I was developing my list of the best 10 songs of the 2000s, but then I quickly realized that “best” is about as subjective as things come when y
A sample of other best songs of the 2000s
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 25, 2009