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Steve Jones proves he’s still Listening

If Steve Jones is just going to put out another record every year from now on, I'd be okay with that.
The existence period
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 04, 2013
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A flurry of releases in the new year

Like predicting the impact of climate change, looking forward to the season's album releases reveals an increasing number of significant events, but you can't quite pin down exactly when they'll all happen.
Wintersongs
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 28, 2012
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For Steve Jones, It's Different Every Day

For a guy whom just about every true Maine roots fan knows on sight (and by the first five notes or so of a guitar solo), Steve Jones sure is a chameleon.
Life on a barstool
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 10, 2012
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I wanna Jamericana

For some of us, the title of Dirigo's debut album makes perfect sense. But I can't tell you how many times I've been asked: "So, it's like Jamaican reggae, but played in America?"
Carry on, wayward sons (and daughter)
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 02, 2011

Reinventions and retrospectives

Who said jazz in Portland is dead? The PORTLAND QUARTET would beg to differ.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 24, 2011
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Stocking stuffers

So, this does, indeed, come a week after the whole "gifts" issue, but this is traditionally the week for local music suggestions.
A grab-bag of local music for every taste
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 17, 2010


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Review: GFAC returns with double the horsepower

How spoiled are we in this town? A record like the new Greetings from Area Code 207 Vol. 8 can come out and it's like: Big Fuckin' Deal.
Inverted V8
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 12, 2010

Cornmeal Records' new releases

Busy fall for CORNMEAL RECORDS . In addition to the STEVE JONES and BONEHEADS retrospectives, CHARLIE GAYLORD is also preparing the released of GREETINGS FROM AREA CODE 207, VOL. 8 , which should be released November 12.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 03, 2010
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Another fine mess: 20 years of the Boneheads

It can be easy to put the Boneheads in the same category with Rick Charette.
(And Steve Jones)
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 03, 2010

Rachel Griffin's new single, New album from Steve Jones, and more

Portland ex-pat RACHEL GRIFFIN continues to make her way in NYC.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 13, 2010

The Low Anthem visit the Low Countries

Plus Brown Birds and Toughcats
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 12, 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
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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
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“Why” and why not

There are songs here that speak of Jamaica and others that are more like the Portland-suburb Schrock you’re already down with.
Hearing Kate Schrock’s Invocation
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 28, 2008
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Worth the wait

The wait is over.
The GFAC series returns to its roots with Volume 7
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 23, 2008

Portland scene report: April 11, 2008

There’s a new supergroup in town and they’re wasting zero time in releasing their debut disc.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 09, 2008


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Take it to the bank

There are some simple and harsh realities about being a local musician in Maine.
Bangor Savings supports local music. Do you?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 28, 2007

Nevermind the Bollocks

This article originally appeared in the January 17, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The Sex Pistols arrive
By KIT RACHLIS  |  November 14, 2006

Albums of the decade

10 discs you should own
10 discs you should own
By CHARLIE GAYLORD  |  January 01, 1900

'Hit the Ground'

Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 01, 1900