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Jenny Lewis and Kurt Vile (and the Violators) Played The State

photo by Andrew Foster

Hi folks, it’s been a while, huh? We’ve missed you. Maybe you’ve missed us. Or maybe you’ve been out enjoying your life and going to all sorts of amazing concerts. We sure hope so. Anyway, last week, our photographer Andrew Foster hit The State for the great Jenny Lewis + Kurt Vile & The Violators . . . → Read More: Jenny Lewis and Kurt Vile (and the Violators) Played The State

Lady Lamb and Kaki King Played SPACE [12.4.12]

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Predictably, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper had an excellent, crowded show at SPACE Gallery, which she always talks about as being her home venue (we’ll never forget that time she hushed a sold out, talkative crowd there before she was even very well-known locally). It’s always great to see her back on that stage, and . . . → Read More: Lady Lamb and Kaki King Played SPACE [12.4.12]

Pearl And The Beard and You Won’t Played SPACE [12.2.12]

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We’re starting to really get used to – and enjoy – these shows where bands take it to the crowd, be that on the floor, or on chairs, benches, bars, etc. Last night at SPACE Gallery was certainly one of those. Though Brooklyn band Lucius had to cancel, the two acts still on the . . . → Read More: Pearl And The Beard and You Won’t Played SPACE [12.2.12]

Girl Talk Did It Again: Photo recap [8.16.12]

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Can we just make this happen once a month or so? Girl Talk has come to Portland a couple times now, and it’s a reliably fun, sweaty, ridiculous affair of a party. Read on for photos from the latest visit, shot by Tom Couture.

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Jane’s Addiction Packed The State [3.3.12]

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Alt-rock legends Jane’s Addiction played a sold out show (with openers Black Box Revelation) at the State Theatre in Portland on Saturday night. Read on for a full photo gallery from photographer Conall O’Brien below.

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Thurston Moore Sold Out SPACE [1.30.12]

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I mean, of course he did, right? He’s Thurston Moore. That’s how that should work. All reports indicate an amazing show, openers MMOSS included. I have no doubts. Huck Photography was on hand to deliver these beautiful shots of the show for you.

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Coast City Comicon Made Nerds Rave [11.11.11]

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Last weekend, Coast City Comics launched the first Coast City Comicon. Things kicked off with an epic “Nerd Rave” party at SPACE Gallery, featuring sets from Waranimal and Heloise & the Savoir Faire, as well as a pretty intense costume contest. Read on for a photo gallery from the kickoff party and some more . . . → Read More: Coast City Comicon Made Nerds Rave [11.11.11]

Astronautalis + Lady Lamb Sold Out SPACE [9.24.11]

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Sounds like this was a pretty great show, as expected. Photos from David Zwickerhill below. Look for more coverage on both Astronautalis (and his Portland-based bandmembers) and Lady Lamb The Beekeeper in the coming weeks, as they have shows in NY that we’ll plan to be at as well!

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Cut Copy Played The State [9.14.11]

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Last night was one of the more fun shows I’ve shot in Portland. From the fun disco funk dance party of openers Midnight Magic, to the blissed-out synth-and-sample-heavy chillwave of Washed Out, to the face-melting dance jams (with a refreshingly hefty amount of noise guitar work) of Cut/Copy, this was an incredible show at . . . → Read More: Cut Copy Played The State [9.14.11]

HenryFest Photo Recap [9.11.11]

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On Sunday we took a short drive outside Portland to North Yarmouth, where 317 Main Street Community Center was holding their 7th annual HenryFest at Skyline Farm. The festival included a lineup of folk and bluegrass bands, plus food from Otto Pizza, Mr. Sippy BBQ, Maple’s Organic, and pies and cakes donated by volunteers. . . . → Read More: HenryFest Photo Recap [9.11.11]

Splendora Cölt Played Their First Gig + Show Announcement! [8.16.11]

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In the time since the demise of local chaos-fueled folk rockers Dead End Armory, Wesley Hartley and the Traveling Trees saw Wesley’s Texas roots coming to the forefront in a more subdued setting. Now that project has dropped a member and turned up the volume as Splendora Cölt, a trio that rides the line . . . → Read More: Splendora Cölt Played Their First Gig + Show Announcement! [8.16.11]

Arootsakoostic Field Report

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Our friends in the band When Particles Collide (they played a recent HillyTown Presents show in Biddeford) checked out the Arootsakoostic Music Festival this weekend and were kind enough to share their thoughts and images from the experience with us on the site. Check it out below: words by Sasha Alcott and photos by Chris . . . → Read More: Arootsakoostic Field Report

Jolie Holland and Sallie Ford Were Here [7.7.11]

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With SPACE Gallery becoming a regular tour destination for Jolie Holland, on Thursday she brought her tour in support of the just-released album Pint of Blood through Portland. In a move that it seems we’re seeing more and more, members of the excellent opening band, Portland, OR-based Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, are . . . → Read More: Jolie Holland and Sallie Ford Were Here [7.7.11]

Dinosaur Jr. Was Here (with Henry Rollins) [6.20.11]

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We’ve heard a lot of different reports on how Monday’s Dinosaur Jr. show at Port City Music Hall went. The most common response was “It was sooooo loud!” or “My ears are still ringing!” One fan even swears that he wore earplugs for the first time in his life, despite decades of hearing loss . . . → Read More: Dinosaur Jr. Was Here (with Henry Rollins) [6.20.11]

Deep Heaven Now Recap [6.11.11]

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This past weekend at SPACE Gallery, the Somerville, MA-based psych/shoegaze festival, Deep Heaven Now, landed in Portland for two days. Check out photos from the first day, which included Quilt, MMOSS, Foam Castles, 28 Degrees Taurus, and Metal Feathers. Mister Chris & the Instant Animals (or is it Mystery?) opened the night.

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