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By  |  July 06, 2013
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Whistle (or) you work

There were many questions answered with the surprisingly substantial profile on THE WHISTLER in the Press Herald this past week.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 01, 2013
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The top 10 albums of 2012

Every year, it becomes easier to indulge in nostalgia.
Were things better?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 21, 2012
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Zach Jones gets all Smokey and Wonder-ous

Isn't Zach Jones a guitar player? And yet, on the brand-new Things Were Better , it would appear he doesn't play a single note.
Better and better
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 15, 2012
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Bells on parade

We last heard from ALL THE REAL GIRLS last summer, when they shot the EP Tinsel Town on location of the set of the film Lost On Purpose .
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 20, 2012
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Gettin’ Spizzy with it

We certainly wax about him a lot, but Spose is getting plenty shiny on his own.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 02, 2012


Clearing things up with the Fogcutters

Walking into the old Hanover Street warehouse space in Portland to a full-blown rehearsal of the Fogcutters Big Band is a little like moving from a sauna to the frozen tundra.
Huge sounds
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 02, 2011

Introducing ANNA

It would appear Gypsy Tailwind's tumultuous ride has lost its backing breeze.
Band Watch
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 30, 2011
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Network foundation

Attention bands on the cusp: the PORTLAND MUSIC FOUNDATION is assembling seven local groups to play a Portland Music Showcase at this year's CMJ FESTIVAL in New York.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 26, 2011
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The smooth pop-rock of Zach Jones's Broken Record

For an album to be more than just a collection of songs, it's more important that the songs all feel the same than sound the same. No one wants 10 tracks all in the same style — that gets old unless everything is terrific — but there should be an aesthe
Don't fix it
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 18, 2011

Local bluegrass and jazz at the Buzz

One of the busiest local bluegrass/old-timey bands lately have been the TRICK BRITCHES . Makes sense.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 11, 2011


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Upcoming albums: The winter of our deep content

There was a time when winter in Portland was pretty sleepy, with bands holing up to practice and write while the snowflakes flew. No longer. The album-release schedule is now equally robust year-round, and there are big shows just about every weekend th
The winter of our deep content
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 31, 2010

State Theatre's New Year's celebration


State Theatre's New Year's celebration is an epic Clash of the Titans night, where Zach Jones, the Lucid, and Grand Hotel each play hits (and...
By webteam  |  December 29, 2010

Power pop, radio rock, and more

NOW IS NOW frontman MITCH ALDEN has plans for a solo release. The party's scheduled for January 21 at RiRa. Expect some seriously upbeat power pop.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2010

Zach Jones at Big Easy + Pete Witham & Cozmik Zombies at Bayside Bowl + more


At other area venues: Zach Jones begins the night at the Big Easy at 6:30 pm, as part of a free, 6:30 pm singer/songwriter series...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010

Zach Jones + Holy Boys Danger Club in Monument Square


In Portland, today's free Alive at Five concert features the overlapping pop and rock talents of Zach Jones and Holy Boys Danger Club. The event...
By webteam  |  July 14, 2010


Zach Jones at Flask Lounge


Zach Jones offers a new Monday night residency, with new themes every week under the rubric “Beer ’n Buffoonery,” at 117 Spring St.’s Flask Lounge....
By webteam  |  June 30, 2010

One man’s picks for the BiMPys

Pffft. That Phoenix Best Music Poll is just a popularity contest!  
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 04, 2010

EastWave Radio benefit at Big Easy


And a two-day benefit for the members of local reggae group EastWave Radio, all seriously injured in a car accident while touring in Canada a...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010

Pete Kilpatrick Band + Lady Lamb the Beekeeper + Zach Jones at Empire


Empire's "Live + Local" festival ends with a bang-up night, featuring two of your Best Local Act Bimpie nominees (Pete Kilpatrick Band and Lady Lamb...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010

Zach Jones at Empire


Zach Jones's recently-released album, Fading Flowers (reviewed in these pages last week), gets the CD-release treatment at Empire Dine and Dance this evening. Special guests...
By webteam  |  March 24, 2010


Home and away

For many songwriters, home is where the art is.
Zach Jones's diasporic Fading Flowers
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 19, 2010
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Holy rollers

This record grabs you by the throat from measure one.
Ten pounds of rock in a six-song Boo Box
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 12, 2010

Zach Jones at Bull Moose


Officially hitting the streets the 16th, As Fast As's Zach Jones heads to Portland's Bull Moose location (151 Middle St.) to promote his full-length debut...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010

Dilly Dilly dalliance comes to an end

Dilly Dilly may not be done with music, but she is apparently done with Portland.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 05, 2010
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50 ways to leave 2009

We sent a team of future-thinking Predator drones all across the state of Maine, and a little ways down into Seacoast New Hampshire to sniff out any NYE happenings, from barely-off-the-couch to the Maine mountains, all the way to interstellar travel (we'
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 01, 2010


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So good

One way to experiment with songwriting is to throw convention out the window, eschew verses and choruses, try to be completely unique. Sometimes the idea appears that if a song sounds like anything that came before it, well, that's points deducted like
Spencer Albee's got Spirit. How 'bout you?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 31, 2009
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Spring cleaning

Without beating around the bush, here are three EPs worth hearing that have been sitting around the office a bit.
Three discs you should hear as the weather warms
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 18, 2009

Portland scene report: October 31, 2008

Civil Disturbance drummer Nick “Nikko” Villaci, who’s been in the local rock scene long enough to have produced progeny to fill out other local bands, has announced his retirement from the original music scene.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 29, 2008
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Hearts of gold

Pete Kilpatrick’s burgeoning career is a microcosm of the near-chaos that is the current state of the music industry.  
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 02, 2008