Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1543-1-.html Thu, 24 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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]]> By Demons Be Driven - Don’t let Phil Anselmo’s reputation scare you: He’s really just a big nerd. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21742-by_demons_be_driven_dont_let_phil_anselmos_reputation_scare_you_hes_really_just_a_big_nerd.html “I think I have a mental problem because I cannot stop listening to Portal, for God’s sake,” says Phil Anselmo, over the phone from the headquarters of his Austin, Texas, record label, House]]> Album Review: Agalloch - <i>The Serpent & the Sphere</i> (Profound Lore) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22529-album_review_agalloch_the_serpent_the_sphere_%28profound_lore%29.html [FOLK METAL] When Portland’s folk-metal quartet Agalloch released its new single, “Celestial Effigy,” the website MetalSucks wrote, “I’ve yet to meet a person who says, ‘Nah, I don’t]]> Top Five Essential Phil Anselmo Albums - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21743-top_five_essential_phil_anselmo_albums_.html Pantera, Cowboys From Hell (1990) The first “real” Pantera record, on which the band shed its early glam image to focus thoroughly on thrash metal. If you aren’t seeing stars by the end of ]]> Mic Check: Chino Moreno - On Crosses http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22183-mic_check_chino_moreno_on_crosses.html Unlike his past projects, Chino Moreno’s Crosses (stylized as †††) is more rooted in electronica and New Wave than anything that might be described as “rock ’n’ roll”—a potential]]>