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Seceding from the union

The esteemed folk-rock songwriter ERIC BETTENCOURT is leaving us for Austin, Texas, for the winter and spring, possibly longer.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 16, 2012
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Old friends return

The sinewy post-punk group HUAK drop Yorba Linda , their first full-length, named for the birthplace of Richard Nixon.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 09, 2011

Arms Against A Sea parts ways, OK Go releases a live album, and more

We were disappointed to hear the promising ARMS AGAINST A SEA have decided to call it quits.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 01, 2011
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The year's top 10 local albums, and five EPs to boot

I'm not sure when local music has been better. If there is any problem with our little scene here in Portland, it's that there's more talent than there are fans to support it.
With Confidence
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 24, 2010
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Review: CiB's strong finish

The personal is apolitical. With this simple inversion of an old cliché, you'll discover why Covered in Bees (who disbanded in September) were so important.
Get stung
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 12, 2010

Covered in Bees at Geno's


Though certainly capable of deception on the scale of Joaquin Phoenix, we take Covered in Bees at their word that tonight's 9 pm show at...
By webteam  |  September 21, 2010


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Fall Music Preview: Stay positive

The face of the local nightlife landscape undergoes a major change in the form of a renewal this autumn, as the State Theatre’s exhaustively maligned absence ends on October 15, with 10 fall concerts on their docket already. But that’s not the only new v
The local concert calendar is filled to capacity
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 17, 2010

Rachel Griffin's new single, New album from Steve Jones, and more

Portland ex-pat RACHEL GRIFFIN continues to make her way in NYC.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 13, 2010

"Clash of the Titans: Beck vs. Bjork" at Empire


In weekly happenings, we certainly can't deny some interest in tonight's Beck vs. Bjork Clash of the Titans at Empire, nor the rowdiness of a...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2010

Covered in Bees album, John Paul's show, and Nicole Rabata's debut disc

COVERED IN BEES are doing their best to plan ahead: They've got the date set for the release of their fourth album, Holy Crap! It's Covered In Bees : September 25. Where's the party? Geno's. Where else?
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 30, 2010

Coast City Comics Party at Geno's


Coast City Comics and the Fun Box Monster Emporium, spearheading an upper Congress St. retail renaissance at 656 Congress, mark their first year of selling...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010


Also on the town...


A birthday party for Jeff Ellis at Geno's offers, as usual, an impeccable lineup (Covered in Bees, Lost Cause Desperados, the Pubcrawlers); Sly-Chi headline the...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010

Covered in Bees at Geno's with the Marvels + I Barbarian


Along with having plenty of Bimpie ballot suggestions on their MySpace page (which helped to work wonders last year), reigning Best Punk Act kings Covered...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010

Covered In Bees + Outsiders + King Alberto at Geno's


On a night otherwise dominated by dance parties, a couple of rock shows look to draw hearty crowds. First, Geno's celebrates its 27th anniversary with...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010

Supersuckers with Jacknife Beat and Covered in Bees at Asylum


They've been everything from skateboard scene stalwarts to Willie Nelson's backing band in their 20 years, and Seattle's Supersuckers celebrate their career to date with...
By webteam  |  February 10, 2010

Death Punk Mardi Gras with Man-Witch, Hessian and Blowjob Pizza


One of the most enjoyable Geno's-family holidays of the year, Death Punk Mardi Gras is also a 34th birthday party for Boo, the frontman of...
By webteam  |  February 10, 2010


Review: AC + PanzerBastard + AoK Suicide Forest

AoK Suicide Forest, featuring Michael Anderson (Loverless, Johnny Cremains), David Joy (Sunrunner) and Leif Sherman Curtis (Moneycastasia, ex-Conifer), have only been around since last summer and have quickly honed their blend of '70s proto-metal, psyche
Music Seen: AC + PanzerBastard + AoK Suicide Forest, live at Geno's, January 15
By DAN CLARK  |  January 22, 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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Hot, hot heat

Is New Year's back? It seemed to have been taken away from us, by a general and hard-to-pin-down sentiment that it ought to be some kind of family holiday. Fuck that.
New Year's Eve is just a warm-up
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 01, 2010

Local luminaries’ picks

I asked a bunch of people who really dig local music to help me make sure I wasn’t leaving any songs out when I was developing my list of the best 10 songs of the 2000s, but then I quickly realized that “best” is about as subjective as things come when y
A sample of other best songs of the 2000s
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 25, 2009

Knaughty Sarah 30th Birthday Show at Geno's


Geno's booking vixen Knaughty Sarah turns 30 in high style with her annual birthday show on 625 Congress St. COVERED IN BEES, the HI-FIVIN' WHITE GUYS, Detroit's...
By webteam  |  November 05, 2009


Music Seen: Man-Witch CD-release at Geno's

Anyone who doesn't like Man-Witch either didn't watch enough Saturday-morning TV as a kid, or is an incurable sourpuss.

By DAN CLARK  |  August 07, 2009
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Fireworks!


 LET FREEDOM RING Unlike most cities - where NPR tells me budgetary concerns are causing some reined-in fireworks displays this year - good ole Portland...
By webteam  |  July 01, 2009
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Death Punk Kareoke with Covered in Bees + Grendel's Army

There are few words to describe the experience of sharing a stage with your favorite band. For most of us, even those without eight-figure incomes or friends with influence, it's the stuff of dreams.
Geno's, February 5
By DAN CLARK  |  February 11, 2009

Covered in Bees

If any Portland band can claim their own cult of personality, it's Covered In Bees.
Music seen at Geno's, November 8
By DAN CLARK  |  November 12, 2008
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One day at a time

Covered in Bees have never taken themselves too seriously, have a ton of talent and experience, play a style of music that's not known for its complexity, and are therefore well suited to taking a whack at this 24-hour album concept.
Covered in Bees' 24 Hour Album
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 05, 2008


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Colony collapse disorder

If you get a chance, check out the trailer for the movie 2 on YouTube.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 05, 2007