Tonight in Music: Phil Anselmo, Cloud Control, La Luz & More
The Portland Mercury - about 3 years
PHIL ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS, AUTHOR AND PUNISHER, HYMNS, PROVEN (Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez) Read our Q&A with Phil Anselmo.
CLOUD CONTROL, BODY PARTS, BRAINSTORM (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Cloud Control moved from Australia to the UK to make their second album, and ol' Blighty certainly agreed with them. Dream Cave is a delirious, sparkling bauble of melody, with just-about-perfect pop songs stitched neatly together: the walking-a-knife's-edge infatuation of "Promises," the skipping-stone bounce of "Scar," the subterranean slow-dance of the closing title track. The quartet stopped by Mississippi Studios last August right around Dream Cave's release, and gave their terrific new songs a live treatment that was appropriately thrilling. The opportunity to see 'em again in what's become one of the band's favorite venues should not be missed. NED LANNAMANN
LA LUZ, THE GHOST EASE, HOODED HAGS (Doug Fir, 830 E B
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