Port O’Brien

Port O’Brien – A Bird Flies By, SXSW 2009

March 25, 2009

Port O’Brien isn’t for everyone. I’ve come to understand that as I’ve talked to others and read blogs that don’t quite understand the band’s appeal. POB’s sound struck me right away when I discovered their debut album, The Wind and The Swell, and they won me over on their sophomore release, All We Could Do […]

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Under The Covers: Deer Tick, Bon Iver, Port O’Brien, Phosphorescent cover Paul Simon, The Outfield, Nirvana, and Willie Nelson

January 12, 2009

I passed by a few nice cover tunes while driving on the internet super highway, along with news that Bon Iver is releasing a new EP called Blood Bank and Phosphorescent a Willie Nelson tribute album (click “via” links for more details). Deer Tick also recorded a favorite Paul Simon tune and it’s nice to […]

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Top 50 Albums of 2008 [Picks 1-10]

December 19, 2008

The best part of doing these year end lists is rediscovering every album we loved in 2008. While we chose Blitzen Trapper as the best album of the year, it may as well be a three-way tie. How do you choose between Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes and The Black Keys? Hopefully y’all liked our choices. […]

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New Video: Port O’Brien – Stuck On A Boat

September 30, 2008

Port O’Brien is the hardest working band in America. It seems like every day they release a new video or cover song, all while touring relentlessly, playing festivals, and chatting it up with bloggers. They just released a new video for “Stuck On A Boat” that I once described like this: Van’s soft vocals ease […]

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Shitty Pics: Treasure Island Music Festival 2008

September 24, 2008

As many of you know, I headed out to The Treasure Island Music Festival on Sunday afternoon with my trusty point and shoot camera in my holster. As you also may know, my pictures are always horrendous but I like to share them anyway. Port O’Brien and Dr. Dog tied for my favorite performance of […]

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Port O’Brien at The Middle East, Boston MA

August 19, 2008

Last week I found myself alone in Boston eating clam chowder. I took the T from downtown out to a cool neighborhood off the Central Square stop in Cambridge. Grabbed dinner at The Green Street Grill, which has the best drink menu I’ve ever seen, and swallowed down a couple non-adventurous Smuttynose beers.‚  I was […]

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