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Ten years haunting

For many, Halloween's a chance to dress as a slasher or a zombie or a slutty Harry Potter or something. And no shame in that!

By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 12, 2012
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Making sense of Contrast Eats the Slimey Green

That Two series at the Port City is great for plenty of reasons — including the cheap beer, obviously — but that gig a couple Tuesdays back with Metal Feathers opening for Spouse on the big stage pretty much justifies the whole endeavor.
Metal on metal
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 04, 2011
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Lucid dreaming

How far the Lucid have come. Sure, sometimes a band come out of the gate firing on all cylinders and crush their debut album, using chemistry and energy to overcome lack of experience. But far more common is for a band to take a little while to find the
An effervescent ride on the mothership
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2011

Crossword: ''Schoolyard Pranks: Platinum Edition''

Only for the classiest children
Only for the classiest children
By MATT JONES  |  May 07, 2010
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Review: Do It Again

As his 40th birthday looms, Boston Globe writer Geoff Edgers is on a mission to reunite the Kinks — a band who spat out a string of hits (“You Really Got Me,” “Lola”) and endured for decades, only to collapse from the sibling rivalry between founders R
A kinky reunion
By SHAULA CLARK  |  April 16, 2010
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Interview: Ray Davies

In 1964, the scorching five-chord chorus of “You Really Got Me” changed rock music forever.
On singing in the choir, his American experience, and who’ll play Dave  
By ELIZABETH GEHRMAN  |  November 06, 2009


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Battle of the banned

It's one thing to be a musician and get thrown out of Disneyland (Velvet Underground) or banned from a national landmark (Ozzy Osbourne at the Alamo), but you've hit rock paydirt when you become the target of an entire nation.
Authorities kick out the jams
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 02, 2009
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Kink appeal

We’d go through a lot of ups and downs, and I’d think sometimes we could have achieved less and been just as happy.
Ray Davies hits the road
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 01, 2008

Crossword: ''Def jam''


It's fresh inside.
By MATT JONES  |  November 20, 2007
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Survival skills

Back when his ’60s contemporaries John Lennon and Pete Townshend were making careers out of revealing their innermost thoughts, Ray Davies moved in a different direction, observing everyday life and the quietly fraught people who live it.
The respectable return of Ray Davies
By ELIOT WILDER  |  February 21, 2006