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Hotseat: Dave Foley

The Kids in the Hall member talks boobs, red wine and Mr. Heavyfoot.

08.16.14 dave foley @ helium

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...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by DAVE CANTOR

MusicfestNW 2014: Run the Jewels

Hip-hop’s most dynamic duo fights the power.


MFNW 2014
Maybe hip-hop duo Run the Jewels are like the new Avengers, marauding to improve civilization. Or maybe it’s just a couple of guys who get along really well.  Either way, they’re a fo   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Lilacs & Champagne: Wednesday, Aug. 6

Portland sample-splicers weave philosophy with comic books and porn.


Music Stories
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    More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Eidolons

The Big Yellow Shirt/Hard Hang in a Deep Country (Self Released)


Album Reviews
[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    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Sara Jackson-Holman

River Queen (Expunged Records)


Album Reviews
[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   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Dawn Of Midi: Wednesday, June 18

Hypnotizing the world one post-jazz groove at a time.


Music Stories
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    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Sassparilla

Pasajero/Hullabaloo (Fluff & Gravy)


Album Reviews
[DEVILISH ROOTS] At its best, Portland’s Sassparilla surpasses its sundry influences. But more frequently, frontman Kevin Blackwell is    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Josh Martinez

Blotto (Camobear)


Album Reviews
[SUBTLY ODD 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   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Hot Victory

Hot Victory (Eolian Empire)


Album Reviews
[CLASHING ROBOTS] This is all a horrible, chemical dream, from the savage drumming to the woozy electronic manipulations. After releasing Triangulum Australe a few years ago, the duo of Caitlin    More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Golden Retriever

Seer (Thrill Jockey)


Album Reviews
[PLATINUM IMPROV] It’s not whether these sounds are fitted together right, it’s just that they’re fitted together. Golden Retriever, comprising locals Jonathan Sielaff on bass clarinet and M   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 DAVE CANTOR
 

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