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Interview: Monty Are I

Summer 2009 could be the defining moment of Monty Are I's decade-long musical endeavor. The sonic pride of Cranston West High are on the same label as the Killers and Fall Out Boy, and their big-league debut is due out this summer.
A shot at the 'big time'
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 25, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Reconstructive criticism

The job of any great music critic (e.g., me) is to provide useful suggestions to musicians, thus advancing the art.
How music can be better
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 19, 2008
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Rustic hit the road

Sure, you Portlanders are used to cool things like live in-store appearances from your favorite local bands, but those of us who get our pipeline of culture from the Windham Bull Moose are rarely as lucky.
Going national
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 26, 2008

Guitars are from Mars, Feist and Björk are from Venus

It’s 3 am. Do you know if you’re a man or a woman?
A musical battle of the sexes
By JAMES PARKER AND SHARON STEEL  |  March 19, 2008
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The best damn thing?

Avril Lavigne doesn’t always act like a spoiled bitch.
Whatever, Avril goes straight to the top
By SHARON STEEL  |  May 01, 2007
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Digging deeper

Last year should have been a very good one for Yellowcard — five guys in their mid 20s who had seen their under-the-radar, Los Angeles–based indie pop-punk band evolve into a multi-platinum major-label behemoth in less than two years.
Yellowcard’s Lights and Sounds profits from pain
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  January 27, 2006