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Pop fix

The photo of Spencer Albee looking like Harry Nilsson stranded on the Aleutian Islands is one of the best local rock covers of the decade.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 22, 2013
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Crossing state lines

DEAD TREND, an '80s hardcore punk throwback group, slap down their debut record False Positive this week, and make it official with a show at Mathew's on May 5.

By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 27, 2013

Old Soul are the new thing

Enough people rave about a band, you start to think maybe you ought to check them out. Such is the case with Old Soul, a three-piece that put out a self-titled debut album this fall people can't seem to stop recommending.
People are talking
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 06, 2012
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Bolting Cölt

Received some sad news that WESLEY ALLEN HARTLEY 's project SPLENDORA CÖLT , which led the core trio of his Traveling Trees further down the dark trails of postpunk country, are splitting up.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 09, 2011
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Travelin’ Man

Wows were issued to us all the way from the muddy banks of Dodds Farm, New York, where local bluegrass dude PUTNAM SMITH was the only Mainer to play in last weekend's 21st annual Falcon Ridge Festival.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 29, 2011
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A local covers album that doesn't focus on the hits

Hopefully, the awesomeness that was Beautiful Locals hasn't slipped from the Portland consciousness yet.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 22, 2011


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Kids are alright

Sometimes, it's good to set the bar low. Even the [dog] and [pony] label press materials note the debut Good Kids Sprouting Horns album, Give up the Ghost, is "unprofessional," and the album's liner notes proudly proclaim the album was "recorded in a s
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 30, 2010
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Arbor of song

Why people didn't freak out more about Dead End Armory I'll never know, and why I'm coming to frontman Wesley Allen Hartley's new project, backed by new band the Traveling Trees, almost a month after its release I'm really not sure.
Wesley Allen Hartley returns with Narrow Gauge Quad Trains
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 30, 2010