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The Baltic Sea craft a crisp dystopia
Minding every Period
It's been nearly three years since the Baltic Sea's phenomenal debut, Through Scenic Heights and Days Regrets , but when you're making music like this, I can see how it might take a while to build a second edifice.
| July 27, 2011
Aleric Nez needs no accompaniment
For any songwriter, the urge can be great to add in that string section, that trumpet piece, that bit of backing vocal that’s so easy to hear right at the edge of consciousness.
| October 27, 2010
We heart these people
Meet Portland's most influential
We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
| February 10, 2010
Days of the New
The orchestral stylings of Rustic Overtones 2.0
When drummer Tony McNaboe delivered the burned copy of Rustic Overtones’ new full-length album, he tucked it inside the packaging of the re-released and re-mastered Long Division.
| November 05, 2009
Regardless of the cost
Tony McNaboe testifies on sophomore release
If you were concerned that the return of Rustic Overtones would mean the ends of their various side projects, it’s clear now that was a fruitless worry.
| July 22, 2009
Finding even better days
Gypsy Tailwind show power and Grace
Gypsy Tailwind have been a slow build. Though Halo Sessions was one of the best local albums of 2008, it seems no one really heard it until 2009, thanks largely to the radio success of "So Lonely," a single whose melancholy bounce was heartbreakingly honest: "I'll tell you a secret: I drank myself to sleep last night."
| June 17, 2009
Wrap it up
Local music for the hard-to-please
I'm way ahead on my shopping this season (it's easier because the family has finally come to its senses and agreed to a strict one-gift-per-person rule).
| December 10, 2008
She’s all okay
Darien Brahms is better than ever on Number 4
Darien Brahms has been pegged as an alt-country diva or an anti-war activist, but on her solo records she’s mostly been an old-school rocker.
| September 03, 2008
Okay, I’m Biased
Looking forward to a summer of Jerks, Phantoms, and Tules
Is our local music scene actually better because so little national and international talent comes here?
| June 18, 2008
Dead of Winter + Fiery Furnaces
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, January 18-19
It was a weekend of big acts and big crowds at SPACE Gallery.
| January 23, 2008
Return of the kings
Rustic Overtones at the Mercury Lounge in NYC, December 6
The tiny room in the East Village shook from top to bottom for almost an hour on a frosty New York night last week.
| December 12, 2007
Satellite Lot return with Sleepwalk in a Burning Building
The album improves with every listen and is damn hard to get out of your player of choice.
| November 28, 2007
Are there Overtones of something long-term?
Yes, Rustic Overtones are back.
| June 06, 2007
Dead of winter
February 10, SPACE Gallery
The theme of the weekend in Portland’s nightlife was “Fire and Ice.”
| February 14, 2007
The second birthday bash, T.T. the Bear's Place, January 5, 2007
After the second consecutive Friday-night show celebrating the 10th anniversary of the local indie Kimchee Records, it was easy to see how the label has managed to thrive over the past decade.
| January 10, 2007
Angels in America
Tony McNaboe leads an all-star cast for a holiday single
It’s been 21 years since “We Are the World,” and maybe it’s surprising we haven’t seen much like it since.
| December 13, 2006
Portland scene report, June 30, 2006
Nameless all-star band to unveil at Geno's; Zion Train back on track; Lammi, Glaspie land high-profile gigs
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| June 28, 2006
Seekonk’s second is a perfect sculpture of sound
Any group of musicians can get together, ramp up the beats per minute, and impress a crowd of onlookers with a barrage of notes, but only a finely tuned band can play slowly and keep people interested.
| April 26, 2006
Portland's local music news for the week of Feb. 3-9
Matt Shardlow; RPM Challenge; impending spring Band Guide
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| February 02, 2006
Albums of the decade
10 discs you should own
I somehow stumbled into a radio gig playing local music at the beginning of this decade and subsequently had a ringside seat for a lot of what transpired.
| December 23, 2009
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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