Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1518-1-.html Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Restaurant Guide 2013: Andina - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21269-restaurant_guide_2013_andina_.html Album Review: Houndstooth - <i>Ride Out the Dark</i> (No Quarter) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20894-album_review_houndstooth_ride_out_the_dark_%28no_quarter%29.html [SUMMER SONGS] Ride Out the Dark, the debut album from Portland quintet Houndstooth, certainly could not have come at a better time. In fact, the album couldn’t have a more apt title: Katie Be]]> Restaurant Guide 2013: Grain and Gristle - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21302-restaurant_guide_2013_grain_and_gristle_.html The Best Thing I Heard This Year: Portland Edition - <i>WW</i>’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21668-the_best_thing_i_heard_this_year_portland_edition_wws_music_staff_picks_its_favorite_local_albums_of.html 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]]> Introducing...: Neka & Kahlo - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22554-introducing_neka_kahlo_.html Who: Mila “Kahlo” Kokich (rapper), Neka Perini (singer, producer) Sounds like: The raw frustration of Eminem’s identity crisis encountering the soulful wisdom of Adele, with Skrillex on the dec]]> Album Review: Battleme - <i>Future Runs Magnetic</i> (El Camino) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22046-album_review_battleme_future_runs_magnetic_%28el_camino%29.html [ELECTRO-SHOEGAZE] Battleme started as a single acoustic country ballad called “Burn This Town,” which received heavy airplay after its inclusion in the second-season finale of Sons of Anarchy]]> Album Review: Wishyunu - <i>Futuray</i> (Self-Released) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20976-album_review_wishyunu_futuray_%28self_released%29.html [SYNTHSCAPES] Husband-and-wife duo Bei and Tony Yan have been cranking tunes out of their windowless basement recording studio since 2008, and it’s starting to show: This latest four-track EP, t]]> Introducing...: Rio Grands - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22042-introducing_rio_grands_.html

Who: Colin Jenkins (vocals, guitar, percussion), Steve Amon (keyboards), Richard Bennett (bass), Lee Ritter (drums).

Sounds like: A ’60s lounge band from Miami time-warped to present-day Portland.

For fans of: Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Pink Martini.

Why you care: Colin Jenkins chronicles Portland weirdness through Rio Grands’ forthcoming]]>
<i>Gideon’s Army</i> - Pledging allegiance. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22089-gideons_army_pledging_allegiance.html Brandy Alexander’s newest client has been charged with raping his 12-year-old daughter. Alexander, a public defender in rural Georgia, expects him to tell her why the accusation is wrong, why ]]> Jeni Wren: Thursday, Sept. 19 - It took a village to create this ex-Shy Girl’s debut EP. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21147-jeni_wren_thursday_sept_19_it_took_a_village_to_create_this_ex_shy_girls_debut_ep.html [JAZZY SOUL] “Community” is Jeni Wren’s favorite buzzword. Through the years of soaking up inspiration in Seattle’s jazz scene, the collaborations with Portland-area musicians that first]]> The Lower 48: Friday, Aug. 16 - Former folkies tap into their rock-’n’-roll hearts. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21001-the_lower_48_friday_aug_16_former_folkies_tap_into_their_rock_n_roll_hearts.html [NEO-CLASSIC ROCK] The members of the Lower 48 are digging their new rehearsal space, and well they should: At their last spot, the band was beset on all sides by the uniform blare of death metal.]]> Mountain Sounds: Thursday, Nov. 21 - U.S. immigration laws wouldn’t let Tim Hoyt and Franc Castillejos make an album together. So they headed for the hills. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21527-mountain_sounds_thursday_nov_21_us_immigration_laws_wouldnt_let_tim_hoyt_and_franc_castillejos_make_.html Mountain Sounds’ Tim Hoyt has a bone to pick with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “As an American citizen, all the immigration laws have done are slow me down personally and try to s]]> Introducing...: Phone Call - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22411-introducing_phone_call_.html Who: Bailey Winters (vocals, drums, bass, production), Johnny Zeigler (keyboards, drums, bass, production). Sounds like: The disco love child of R. Kelly and Flight of the Conchords.   For fans]]> Music Preview: Moniker at Holocene Sunday, Aug. 24 - The cruel and unusual—and, ultimately, cathartic—creation of Monica Metzler. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22945-music_preview_moniker_at_holocene_sunday_aug_24_the_cruel_and_unusual%E2%80%94and_ultimately_cathart.html I’m talking to Monica Metzler by phone from the back of my Forester, where I’m huddled away from the cold in a makeshift bed. My friend and I had arrived on the coast the day before, antic]]> Introducing...: Unicorn Domination - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21643-introducing_unicorn_domination_.html Who: Chelsea Unicorn, Lucia Luna, Clint “ClickAttack” Harvard. Sounds like: ’80s French electro processed with glitter, Lucky Charms and a black widow spider. For fans of: Air, Massive Attack,]]> Show Preview: Janelle Monáe - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21419-show_preview_janelle_mon%C3%A1e_.html [SPASTIC SOUL] On tour for her latest album, The Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe has taken to being rolled onstage in a hand truck, at which point she bursts free from a straitjacket and right into ]]> Bar Guide 2014: Florida Room - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22329-bar_guide_2014_florida_room_.html Florida Room435 N Killingsworth St., 287-5658. 3 pm-2 am daily.Florida Room isn’t subtle. The exit lever on the front door says, “Get Out,” while an ever-changing marquee on Killingsworth freque]]> <i>The Undocumented</i> - Over the border. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21464-the_undocumented_over_the_border.html It’s one thing to hear the facts: In the past 15 years, more than 2,500 migrants attempting to cross the Mexico-Arizona border through the Sonora Desert have perished en route. It’s quite an]]> Bar Guide 2014: Teardrop Cocktail Lounge - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22313-bar_guide_2014_teardrop_cocktail_lounge_.html Teardrop Cocktail Lounge 1015 NW Everett St., 445-8109, teardroplounge.com. 4 pm-12:30 am Monday-Thursday, 4 pm-2 am Friday-Saturday. The Teardrop Lounge offers a roster of meticulously crafted libati]]>