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Pig out on new 6gig

On stage a couple Fridays back, opening for Paranoid Social Club (who also have new work on the way shortly), 6gig frontman Walt Craven was as relaxed as I've ever seen him.
A four-song EP, and some B-sides, come out of nowhere
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 01, 2013
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Sidecar Radio to pull the plug

It seemed like maybe they were rejuvenated by the addition of Walt Craven, but just a couple of shows into playing as a four-piece, one of Portland's longer-running rock acts announced this week they were calling it quits.
Legacy Place
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 21, 2012

Cruel Hand carves out a following, Jon Nolan's new CD, and more

The "Sibilance" staff will admit to never having heard CRUEL HAND 's music before last week, but we find it remarkable that the Portland-based hardcore band have carved out a following in New Zealand, where they recently played a string of shows.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 08, 2011
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The digital delight of Space versus Speed

Since 2000, we've had the Popsicko, Rocktopus, As Fast As (three albums), Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia, and now Space versus Speed. All with Spencer Albee as principal songwriter and frontman. Seven full-length records.
Out of this world
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2011
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We have Liftoff (again)

If there is a constant that runs through Walt Craven's vocal and lyrical work from 6gig through Lost on Liftoff, it is his role as the impassioned voice of the underdog.
Back, Brightside , and they've got it nailed
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 20, 2009

First annual We Push Buttons Festival

The successful first-annual WE PUSH BUTTONS: ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL wrapped up on Saturday night.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 02, 2009


Portland scene report: October 10, 2008

Now everyone’s interested in the guy who played with Swell Season.  
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 09, 2008

Portland scene report: July 6, 2007

Hey, we like metal and all, but this is beyond us.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 02, 2007
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Prepare for takeoff

By the end of Mixtape Blackouts , I’m hoarse, exhausted, and not a little emotionally drained.
Lost on Liftoff launch Mixtape Blackouts
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 27, 2007
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Early and often

There’s plenty to get excited about looking forward into the scant three months that make up the only great time to be in Maine.
Summer heats up quick and stays hot
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 13, 2007
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Everyone get BiMPy!

1) Who will win Best Act? 2) How will the Asylum suit the show, now that the Pavilion has shut its doors? 3) What will Shannon Moss do with her hair?
Intrigue abounds for the eighth annual Best Music Poll awards
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 09, 2007


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Angels in America

It’s been 21 years since “We Are the World,” and maybe it’s surprising we haven’t seen much like it since.
 Tony McNaboe leads an all-star cast for a holiday single
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 13, 2006

Portland scene report: September 1, 2006

Dominic and the Lucid have finished tracking on the follow up to 2004’s Vinyl Human .
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By SIBILANCE  |  August 30, 2006
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To the Rescue

As the 22nd annual Reindeer Rock-Off gets set to kick off, it’s important to remember that for every Jeremiah Freed or Howie Day, who make it from the finals to the major labels, there are hundreds who melt into obscurity.
A new EP Sparks renewed interest
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 03, 2006
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Ballot crunching

For the sake of whetting your whistles, here is a brief primer to the Portland Best Music Poll ballot’s major categories.
Don’t be an uneducated BMP voter
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 05, 2006
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Mapping the stars

Lost on Liftoff’s self-titled debut EP has no business being released in the dead of winter. The bright heat it radiates only makes us pine for the warmth of summer rays all the more.
Lost on Liftoff’s debut launch is on course
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 18, 2006


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Making history

Lost on Liftoff have plans to release their debut album on Labor Day Records later this month. When they do, I’ll make sure to remind you that frontman Walt Craven is now on his third wildly popular Portland band.
The Portland music scene needs a centralized archive of memorabilia and music
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 17, 2006

'Hit the Ground'

Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
Portland's (and 6gig's) song of the decade
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 01, 1900