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Hotseat: Greg Proops

The comedian, known for his standup and his work on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, on ocelots, the chattering classes and why he doesn't wear flannel.

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Erudite, suave and outspoken, Greg Proops is a comedic polymath. He's known not only for his standup and his work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, but also for his voice work and his oh-so-modestly titled podcast, The Smartest Man in the World. Splitting...   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Portland Cello Project

To E.S. (Virtual Label)


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[POSTMODERN CELLO] Fusing a bastardized concept of chamber music and contemporary forms has always been a hallmark of the Portland Cello Project. On To E.S., its tribute to the late, beloved,    More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Unknown Pleasures

Peter Hook brings New Order’s deep cuts into the light.


Music Stories
“I’ve never seen a group bicker as plainly and as openly as me and twat-face,” Peter Hook says over the phone from his room at a Toronto Holiday Inn. The founding bassist of Joy Division a   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Show Preview: Sturgill Simpson, Lucette


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[BIG BRITCHES] Jesus gets name-checked in the first few lines of Sturgill Simpson's Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, the Kentucky native's second album. That dead guy's name, though, is qu   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Atriarch

An Unending Pathway (Relapse)


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[MACABRE METAL] If time is indeed a ceaseless circle, as the opening track on An Unending Pathway posits, then Atriarch’s latest album makes a great deal of sense. Pulling from Christian Death   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Grouper

Ruins (Kranky)


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[HEROIC AMBIENCE] Portland’s Liz Harris, aka Grouper, probably won’t ever be slotted into the same category of chanteuse as Sharon Van Etten or Angel Olsen. What Harris has done in more than   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Hotseat: Laurie Kilmartin

The Conan staff writer talks about dead dad jokes, working in TV and offending her audience.

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Laurie Kilmartin leads a double—or triple—life. She’s been onstage for 27 years, spending time in the last decade writing punchlines for late-nite TV, including her current stint on Conan. Kilmartin’s still a nightclub fixture, though, cracking jokes about all the uncomfortable daily problems we encounter—everything f...   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Lubec

The Thrall (Like Young)


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[ROCK DEVELOPMENTS] At times overwrought in its effort to convey some heavy emotional states, Portland quartet Lubec turns in 11 tracks on a full-length debut that surveys life around the city.    More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Hotseat: Wyatt Cenac

The comedian and former Daily Show correspondent on Bill Cosby, puppets and gory cartoons.

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Wyatt Cenac spent four years on The Daily Show with John Stewart. It’s easy to hear how some of his longer standup bits bear that influence: A politically charged, cynical overtone courses through his stories. Still, he was doing standup long before landing the Comedy Central gig, and he also worked on King of the Hill...   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by DAVE CANTOR

Show Preview: The Skatalites, World’s Finest, the Sentiments, the Disliked


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[FIRST-WAVE SKA] Amid the clamor for freedom from British rule, Jamaican musicians began stewing R&B, jazz and island music, arriving at something that over time has been both internationall   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 DAVE CANTOR
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