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Album Review: Woolen Men

Temporary Monument (Woodsist)

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[PRESENT-TIME PUNKS] A familiar, jittery nervousness pulses throughout Woolen Men’s most high-strung moments. And while it’s still there on Temporary Monument, the band’s second album for the ve   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 DAVE CANTOR

Introducing: Consumer

Music Stories
Who: Matt Palenske (vocals, electronics) Sounds like: What would be playing during a dance-party scene in a Philip K. Dick short story. For fans of: The Residents, the Bomb Squad, Wolf Eyes, Death G   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 DAVE CANTOR

Coming Up Fast

First came Money, then came Love, next up for Whitney Cummings…a baby carriage?

Comedy and Variety
2 Broke Girls co-creator Whitney Cummings likes to plan far ahead. The Money Shot and I Love You celebricomic has a landslide of opportunity on her doorstep—simultaneous network and cable spots, end   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Satan’s Pilgrims

Frankenstomp (Self-Released)

Album Reviews
[SURFIN’ NW] Working primarily with Northwest imprints for more than 20 years has still allowed for Satan’s Pilgrims’ grab bag of surf and garage instrumentals to attain a sort of cultish    More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: The Minus 5

Dungeon Golds (Yep Roc)

Album Reviews
[PSYCH ADJACENT] If the Minus 5 wants to count this as its 10th album, fine. But the dozen tracks on Dungeon Golds originate from Scott the Hoople in the Dungeon of Horror, a 2014 Record Store Day b   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Eternal Tapestry

Wild Strawberries (Thrill Jockey)

Album Reviews
[FRAGARIA VESCA] Slowly but decisively, Eternal Tapestry’s been easing itself into a more pastoral conception of psychedelia. This new double album, as fragile as any German synth extravaganza   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 DAVE CANTOR

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.


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)

Album Reviews
[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

Music Stories
[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
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