[POP DEPENDENCE] Considering the album title is almost an
Alice Cooper reference and the band’s name is cribbed from a postwar,
neo-realist film, it’d be reasonable to expect a rich tapestry
The CrabFeast co-host goes from Baltimore to Beverly Hills.
Comedy and Variety
Many standup comedians aspire to that
vaunted everyman shtick. Few truly attain it. And even fewer pull it off
while still offering shrewd insight into our daily struggles to get by.
The Kids in the Hall member talks boobs, red wine and Mr. Heavyfoot.
To describe Dave Foley as a utilitarian humorist would be reductive—but not disingenuous. As part of Kids in the Hall, Foley has been a significant figure in sketch comedy since the ’80s. In the ‘90s, he led a cast on NewsRadio that included Phil Hartman and Stephen Root. And now, while keeping a foot in both the sketch-comedy and sitcom worlds, the L.A. resident has also re...
Portland sample-splicers weave philosophy with comic books and porn.
With so many varied projects, Emil Amos finds himself
guzzling coffee just to keep up. Every group he’s involved with, he
says, pulls from sources of Eastern inspiration, both melodically and
The Big Yellow Shirt/Hard Hang in a Deep Country (Self Released)
[WRY WIT] Delighting in slightly
out-of-tune, jangled-up, country-infused rock, with a Portland vibe
riding roughshod over the entire endeavor, Eidolons has split 30 minutes
of music into two
[PUSHING POP] It seems like a River Styx reference is right there. Portland-based Sara Jackson-Holman opens her latest EP, River Queen,
with the line, “Take me with you when you go to the dept
Hypnotizing the world one post-jazz groove at a time.
It’s not necessarily a reconstitution of New Orleans’
Congo Square—that trading spot where, back in the early 20th century,
African, European and indigenous cultures got jumbled up and spat
HIP-HOP] Collaborations with the bat-shit Awol One and Oldominion’s
Sleep set transplanted Portlander Josh Martinez on firm experimental
footing. But in his case, it’s more a min