Sydney Bourke

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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

Review: Halloween Party at SPACE Gallery, October 30

It's humiliating to admit this, but if you were at SPACE last Saturday you probably agree: a fucking cover band just restored my faith in rock and roll.
Music seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 05, 2010

Marie Stella + Dead Man’s Clothes + Art of Shooting at Bayside Bowl

Marie Stella's EP-release show was as much a social happening as it was a concert.
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2010

Must be Marie

I’ve always loved Sydney Bourke’s contribution to Satellite Lot’s Second Summer album, and it’s great to see a band built around her excellent lead vocals with the indie-pop Marie Stella.
Marie Stella's debut EP full of pop and Trust
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 04, 2010

Music Seen: Sufjan Stevens + Marie Stella

The ironic thing about Sufjan Stevens's belated debut in Portland was that a big show for this town is an intimate event for him.
Port City Music Hall, October 2 | SPACE Gallery, September 29
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 09, 2009

Music seen: Turn Down Day, Marie Stella, Phantom Buffalo

Turn Down Day opened with a song that hovered almost entirely on the A chord, only breaking with it for a slight G on the bass to distinguish the verse from the chorus. It was a bold statement.
Phantom Buffalo, Marie Stella and Turn Down Day at Geno's, March 28
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  April 03, 2009


Keep rotating

The album improves with every listen and is damn hard to get out of your player of choice.
Satellite Lot return with Sleepwalk in a Burning Building
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 28, 2007

Friday night, from Monday morning

What’s up, girl? Friday night was bananas!
Music seen