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Breaking up the band

Why did Jesse Gertz break up Glass Fingers, his one-horse electro-hop noise jam, to start LEVERET, another solo project?
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 18, 2013
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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
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In with a whinny

If you haven't yet summoned your "Horsie Forces," mount up: SUNSET HEARTS' excellent Deco Tech EP is now available for free download on their bandcamp.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 11, 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.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 28, 2012
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French connection

Milled Pavement re-released an EP by the industrious rapper BRZOWSKI this week — Songs for Marty , a collaboration between Brzo and the French rapper Monsieur Sai, was originally issued in limited quantities in France only by the label Good Citizen Fa
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 08, 2012
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Sunset Hearts steal your pain

You know a band are doing something right when five-minute songs finish up and you're pissed.
Ask and they won’t say
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 25, 2012


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Whipped into shape

We feel pretty amped about Supercharged , the debut EP by the hardcore rock and roll band WHIP HANDS .
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 18, 2012
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Hail stars of the sea

Now that SUNSET HEARTS are a dominant presence in Portland progressive pop, fans might want to make sure to catch the final release by MARIE STELLA , the power-pop quartet from which Sunset Hearts took three members.
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By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 24, 2012
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Maine bands Break Thru

BRENDA  were featured on the online program Serious Business , a NY-based show that airs on Break Thru Radio.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 13, 2012
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2011’s top 10 albums (and 5 EPs, too)

This is the first year reviewing local music made me feel truly panicked.
Haunted and Happy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 23, 2011
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Road show report

Seven of our finest soundmakers played New York's Sullivan Hall last Thursday as part of the CMJ mania.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 28, 2011


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Vain displays

The relentless "Get Fucked" tagline, which the band VANITYITES repeat ad nauseam in online media campaigns, has gotten a liiiiittle tired and transparent lately.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 14, 2011
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Sunset Hearts' bright laments

There's something we respond to in the juxtaposition, the pairing of sweet and sour, dark humor, vulnerable heroes. And, of course, opposites attract.
The bones of you
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 30, 2011
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A little bit country

The line-up for the Portland showcase at the CMJ Festival will be: SPOSE , BILLY LIBBY , THE MALLETT BROTHERS BAND , SUNSET HEARTS , THE MILKMAN'S UNION , THE TOUGHCATS , and KURT BAKER .
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 23, 2011

Say Hi to I Love Music

That photo with the high heels is so good you almost don't need to know anything else about Hi Tiger before taking the plunge with their music.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 05, 2011

Musings and mutterings from the worlds of Maine music

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


Gallerist + Panda Bandits + Jesse Pilgrim at Mayo Street Arts, June 25

The Gallerist, an indie-folk band from Boston, could easily ride the success of the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons — singer/songwriter Mike Collins's voice effortlessly fill the room, carrying the band from ballad to anthem.
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By AMANDA PLEAU  |  July 01, 2011

Gully + Foam Castles + Sunset Hearts at Empire Dine and Dance, January 8

Gully, Foam Castles, and Sunset Hearts at Empire was a veritable who's-who of the Portland indie rock scene.
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By AMANDA PLEAU  |  January 14, 2011

Sunset Hearts at Empire Dine and Dance


The year's first local rock and roll trinity is at Empire Dine and Dance at 575 Congress. At 9 pm, supergroup Sunset Hearts continue to...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

Sunset Hearts at the Apohadion


Sunset Hearts, the exciting new shimmer-pop octet, plays their second show at Portland's most endearing crawlspace, the Apohadion, joined by the equally young Hi Tiger...
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010

Sunset Hearts at Slainte


Sunset Hearts are a much-anticipated new unit featuring Casey McCurry, one of the maestros behind the sorely missed Satellite Lot, guitar warlock Brandon Davis of...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2010