Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1543-1-.html Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT+7 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_ww%E2%80%99s_music_staff_picks_its_favorite_local_.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_don%E2%80%99t_let_phil_anselmo%E2%80%99s_reputation_scare_you_he%E2%80%99s_reall.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]]> 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]]>