Festival Review: The Project Pabst Superlatives

Unicorns, twin drummers, Kelsey Grammer, M.I.A. rappers and everything else we heard, saw and possibly hallucinated at the hottest festival of the summer yet.

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More like Project Pass Out From Heat Stroke, right? For both days of the second annual Project Pabst, the weather—the brutal, unrelenting, nigh-on inescapable, nearly 100-degree weather, to be specific—was the No. 1 trending topic both onstage and off, from the mostly shade-deprived Zidell Yards to the punishingly muggy Crystal Ballroom. Yes, there are few things as insufferable as Portlanders ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Exploding Heartbreak

Terry Six is finally moving forward—but he hasn’t forgotten his past.


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Punk rock is a culture of youth. So what happens when your youth is interrupted by tragedy?     More
 
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 CRIS LANKENAU

The Full Guitar Romantic Covers Project

All the videos in album order.

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A decade ago this month, Portland's Exploding Hearts released Guitar Romantic, a near-perfect power-pop album now considered among the classics of the genre. Although the group's career ended tragically less than four months later, the great, brief burst of music it left behind remains a vital influence on an entire generation of bands. To commemorate the album's 10-year anniversary, Willamette ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Exploding Hearts 4Ever

10 years ago, a car crash wiped out Portland’s biggest punk band. Finally, the sole survivor tells all.


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The Exploding Hearts are the biggest “what if” in the history of Portland music. Ten years ago next week, the band released its first and only album, Guitar Romantic, a record brimming with sh   More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 EMILEE BOOHER

Guitar Romantic Covers Project: "I'm a Pretender," Brownish Black

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A decade ago last week, Portland's Exploding Hearts released Guitar Romantic, a near-perfect power-pop album now considered among the classics of the genre. Although the group's career ended tragically less than four months later, the great, brief burst of music it left behind remains a vital influence on an entire generation of bands. To commemorate the album's 10-year anniversary, Willamette ...   More
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Guitar Romantic Covers Project: "You're Black and Blue," Blue Skies for Black Hearts

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A decade ago this week, Portland's Exploding Hearts released Guitar Romantic, a near-perfect power-pop album now considered among the classics of the genre. Although the group's career ended tragically less than four months later, the great, brief burst of music it left behind remains a vital influence on an entire generation of bands. To commemorate the album's 10-year anniversary, Willamette ...   More
 
Friday, April 5, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Guitar Romantic Covers Project: "Rumours in Town," Youthbitch

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A decade ago this week, Portland's Exploding Hearts released Guitar Romantic, a near-perfect power-pop album now considered among the classics of the genre. Although the group's career ended tragically less than four months later, the great, brief burst of music it left behind remains a vital influence on an entire generation of bands. To commemorate the album's 10-year anniversary, Willamette ...   More
 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Guitar Romantic Covers Project: "Still Crazy," the No Tomorrow Boys

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A decade ago this week, Portland's Exploding Hearts released Guitar Romantic, a near-perfect power-pop album now considered among the classics of the genre. Although the group's career ended tragically less than four months later, the great, brief burst of music it left behind remains a vital influence on an entire generation of bands. To commemorate the album's 10-year anniversary, ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Guitar Romantic Covers Project: "Thorns in Roses," the Cry!

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A decade ago this week, Portland's Exploding Hearts released Guitar Romantic, a near-perfect power-pop album now considered among the classics of the genre. Although the group's career ended tragically less than four months later, the great, brief burst of music it left behind remains a vital influence on an entire generation of bands. To commemorate the album's 10-year anniversary, Willamette ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Guitar Romantic Covers Project: "Boulevard Trash," Youthbitch

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A decade ago this week, Portland's Exploding Hearts released Guitar Romantic, a near-perfect power-pop album now considered among the classics of the genre. Although the group's career ended tragically less than four months later, the great, brief burst of music it left behind remains a vital influence on an entire generation of bands. To commemorate the album's 10-year anniversary, Willamette ...   More
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 by Matthew Singer

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