WW’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013.
Blitzen Trapper, VII
A consistently suggestive blend of robust
alt-country and catchy guitar-picking from Portland’s resident kings of
genre-roving Americana. (GS)
Epp, Chrome Plated Chronicle
An informal dispatch from Pete Cottell re: Third Eye Blind at Crystal Ballroom, 12/16: [Stephan Jenkins] came out wearing a hoodie and did medley versions of "deep cuts" he probably didn't have the patience to teach the new guitarist how to play. When the hoodie came off the middl...
It’s yourself again, from the future. You’re probably sitting in the basement eating Hot Pockets while eagerly awaiting MTV’s Amp and the slim chance they’ll air the co
Rules of the road at six different types of Portland cafe.
Food Reviews & Stories
The Cupping Lab
How you know you’re there: You walk into a rehabbed
warehouse and are greeted by a guy with an apron, a beard, a Don Draper
haircut and a coffee setup that looks like a meth lab
How to grow a punk band: play basements, record with Steve Albini, impress Garbage.
If there were a “right way” to make it as a punk band,
Screaming Females would be a prime example. Being from New Brunswick,
N.J.—a bona fide Mesopotamia of the East Coast DIY scene—cert
Dear 13-Year-Old Pete,
Hey there. Your future self here, writing from the year
2013. Before I cut to the chase, I’d like to congratulate you on making
it through the summer of 1997 without obta
Thirty-year-old former emo kids still haven’t found it in
their hearts to forgive Weezer for its last decade of music. Many fans
threw 2001’s Green Album under the bus for being a bombastic
128 bytes and 35 years later, people are still making new games for the Atari 2600.
One summer day in 1989, my family found
an Atari 2600 at a yard sale. Even then, it was a wood-paneled relic of a
simpler time, before slap bracelets or mutated turtles. My parents were