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Pete Kilpatrick Band comes home; Dennis Bailey's Dylan tribute

Congrats to the PETE KILPATRICK BAND . Their "Coming Home" won a national fan-voting-based contest from insurance provider USAA this past week.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 20, 2011

New projects, debuts, and goodbyes

Former CAMBIATA mates CHRIS MOULTON and STAN DZENGELEWSKI (hardest name in Portland music to spell?) have a new project they're calling VANITYITES , and they're getting help from all kinds of former bandmates and other talented folks.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 07, 2011
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Upcoming albums: The winter of our deep content

There was a time when winter in Portland was pretty sleepy, with bands holing up to practice and write while the snowflakes flew. No longer. The album-release schedule is now equally robust year-round, and there are big shows just about every weekend th
The winter of our deep content
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 31, 2010

Power pop, radio rock, and more

NOW IS NOW frontman MITCH ALDEN has plans for a solo release. The party's scheduled for January 21 at RiRa. Expect some seriously upbeat power pop.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2010

Amanda Gervasi's solo work, Kurt Baker takes Europe, and more

Speaking of AMANDA GERVASI , we've also got word of a solo release on her part, scheduled for July 24.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 18, 2010
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Taking up Arms

As might be expected from a band who take their name from Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy, Arms Against a Sea appear conflicted on their debut full-length, The Martyr, the Culprit, the Price .
Deliberating on The Martyr, the Culprit, the Price
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 19, 2010


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Short-form Portland

I can hear the snarky comments already: "What?!? Rustic Overtones put out an album this year and Pfeifle hasn't fallen all over himself naming it #1? The sky is green!" But this isn't 1999. It's 2009. And it isn't all that strange for a phenomenal albu
The 10 best LPs and EPs of 2009
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 18, 2009

Cambiata, Olivia Cornell and The Precious, Elijah Ocean and more

OLIVIA CORNELL & THE PRECIOUS have released their first CD, available now at Bull Moose and the like. Though they won't be playing out again until fall, have a listen to Filthy Things if you've got a jones on for some girl-rock mixed with some NYC
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 03, 2009

Cambiata, Olivia Cornell and The Precious, Elijah Ocean and more

OLIVIA CORNELL & THE PRECIOUS have released their first CD, available now at Bull Moose and the like. Though they won't be playing out again until fall, have a listen to Filthy Things if you've got a jones on for some girl-rock mixed with some NYC
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 03, 2009

Portland Music News: June 19, 2009

Yeah, this makes us feel a little old: The June 27 show at the Port City Music Hall will be a 20th anniversary show for TWISTED ROOTS . SUN GODS IN EXILE (fresh off a release show for their debut album) and SIDECAR RADIO open, and there's word that
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 19, 2009

What are the odds?

Ten years! When we organized our first Best Music Poll, way back in the day, we could only hope that it would one day wind up the institution it is today, with the annual Portland Music Awards ceremony drawing the best collection of musical talent Main
Best bets for this year's Best Music Poll
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 29, 2009


Portland Music News: May 1, 2009

SEAN MORIN will perform his senior composition recital at UMaine Augusta's Jewett Hall on May 6.
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By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  May 01, 2009
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Strangeways, here we come

Everysmithever, who put out a self-titled full-length this fall and then promptly stopped playing shows, is more than a Cambiata side project.
Everysmithever push all kinds of boundaries
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2009
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The end of everything

The Cambiata are never satisfied.
The more the Cambiata change, the more they improve
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 07, 2009
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Music seen: Radiohead night

The idea for a show collecting talented Portland musicians performing as Oxfordshire's Radiohead began almost a year ago.
At the Big Easy, January 3
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  January 07, 2009
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Winter to remember

Sometimes January in this town can be a bit slow. It's cold. There's a holiday hangover. Whatever.
2009 enters with a roar
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 30, 2008


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Scrutiny of the bounty

I'm an enthusiastic guy, and maybe prone to hyperbole from time to time, but it's hard to argue that 2008 wasn't an all-time banner year for music created here in the Portland area.
Was 2008 the best year ever for local music releases?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 23, 2008

Cambiata

Cambiata gave a rare turned-down set at the Scarborough Bull Moose store.
Music seen at Bull Moose, Scarborough, February 9, 2008
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  February 13, 2008