- Emma Hill. Not pictured: Her totally awesome Gentleman Callers.
But anyway, we started this news cycle (that's what we call a "week" when we're trying to impress people like you) by getting the last couple seats at Randy Liedtke's comedy show at the Summit Saloon and Stage. The packed room got its laugh on early with a set from loveably drunk comic Kyle Kinane who told jokes about suicide, drunken driving and leaving babies in hot cars, which was hilarious...but you kinda had to be there.
On Saturday night, we put on some fine threads and joined a half-full Tower Theatre in digging the sounds of Portland indie folker Emma Hill and Her Gentlemen Callers. Once the amazement at the sweetness of this band name, Sound Check took in Hill's silky voice on cuts from her new record, Clumsy Seduction and also rocked in our seats (how hardcore is that?) to some of her brand new material. Hill's solo acoustic show a year and half ago at the Silver Moon was impressive enough, but with a five piece band behind her...yowsa.
Don't believe us? Check out tsweekly.com/blender for video from these shows. Crayon drawings coming soon.