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Several strings attached

A goodly amount of ukulele news this week.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 04, 2013
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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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Banging it out

As we enter the season of maximum enjoyment and maximum stimulation, now is the time to consider attending the area's music festivals and concert series.
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Get particular

Bangor indie-rock duo WHEN PARTICLES COLLIDE have been all over the place lately.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 23, 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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The youth are getting restless

Fresh from a New York jaunt where his band recorded/toured with LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER, Milkman's Union frontman HENRY JAMISON uncapped a slick new video for his song "Bright and Future" this week.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 06, 2012


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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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Time stands still

You know the industry's changed when discographies for still-existing record labels get shown in art museums.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 07, 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

Nothing Drab about it

We found ourselves happily trampled last weekend by DRAB PONY , JEREMY ROBINSON 's on/off improv project, as they whipped up a froth of excessive noise tantrums in the darklit rodeo of the Apohadion in Bayside.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 19, 2011
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Out of this world...

We were charmed to learn that THE KENYA HALL BAND , one of the finest and few of our local R&B groups, played a show at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village last weekend.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 12, 2011


In the Audience + Milkman's Union + Dirty Dishes at SPACE Gallery, May 29

Dinner ran a bit late, and when I finally arrived at SPACE, the Dirty Dishes were on their last song.
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By AMANDA PLEAU  |  June 03, 2011
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Feeling bad with Good Kids Sprouting Horns

We have a natural inclination toward harmony. We look for patterns and symmetry and create narratives out of coincidences.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 27, 2011

Americana tours and the next heavy-rock thing

Looks like Portland's THIS WAY will be the only Maine band featured as part of the NEW ENGLAND AMERICANA FESTIVAL , playing April 1 at the Boston club Church.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 25, 2011
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Glorious bastards

Few bands could serve as a better case study on the influence of Internet hype on mainstream media and popular acceptance than Deerhunter. Before the band "broke" in early 2007, to a glowing Pitchfork review of their album Cryptograms , the Atlanta fo
Deerhunter's path from divisive buzz band to indie royalty
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 04, 2009