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Album Review: Lubec

The Thrall (Like Young)


Album Reviews
[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.

09.12.14 wyatt cenac @ hawthorne (credit eric michael pearson)

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


Music Stories
[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

Album Review: Bike Thief

Stuck in a Dream (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[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   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Hotseat: Ryan Sickler

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. Ryan Sick   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

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
 

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