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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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This Way push their narrative forward

It's clear This Way are a vastly improved band from their debut We Could All Make History in 2008.
Every album tells a Story
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 28, 2012
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Oh, my Darlingside

It's a good time for string bands. Or maybe just a good time for people who dig a variety of stringed instruments being played without a whole lot of amplification or effects gumming up the works.
A new twist on old time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 13, 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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By  |  July 03, 2012
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This Way's new tack for album number two

Theoretically, Goodbye Forever is This Way's sophomore album, but you'd have a hard time identifying this as the same crew that produced 2008's We Could All Make History .
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 13, 2011

Say hello to Goodbye Forever, the latest from This Way

THIS WAY  have put the finishing touches on Goodbye Forever , what we're hearing is an Americana-fueled second album from the band fronted by JAY BASINER .
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 22, 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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Chinnock of the North

How did I not know that Bill Chinnock was Dick Curless’s son in law?
The re-release of Dime Store Heroes , and a look back
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 23, 2010

Bill Chinnock tribute at Empire


At Empire Dine and Dance, there's a tribute to the longtime Mainer Bill Chinnock. The musician, who died in 2007, was a true original, steadily...
By webteam  |  April 21, 2010

Singer/songwriter Graeme Kennedy is back in town

... and he’s got ambitious plans for his McKeenstreet Music.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 12, 2010

PMF talk at SPACE, Frederick and This Way at Port City Music Hall, and Clash of the Titans at Empire


Also tonight: the latest members-only PMF talk ("Should You Sign That Contract?") is at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St.) at 6:30 pm; Port City Music...
By webteam  |  February 17, 2010


Anna's Ghost haunts the Empire

Maybe it's a blip on the radar screen, but there seems to be a renewed interest in the music video lately. TWISTED ROOTS have been garnering attention for their "Hollow Earth" effort and we're big fans of the bare-chested LEFTOVERS that splash throug
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 11, 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: April 17, 2009

Two big shows to watch coming up: That TOWER OF SONG we've been telling you about got approval from the City Council to put on a big festival May 23. So that's on.
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By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 17, 2009
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Which way is up?

You’ve seen them in the Old Port, whether it’s just J Biddy, or as Crossfire Inferno, playing plenty of rock covers, slipping in originals more and more often recently .
This Way may not Make History , but they certainly rock out
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 03, 2008