The Papi Fimbres Archive

As the beloved drummer prepares to go abroad, revisit everything we've written about the "big, sweaty, teddy-bear genius" of the Portland music scene.


Pour one out for David "Papi" Fimbres: Tonight's show with Mascaras will be his last in Portland for a long time. The indefatigable drummer is taking a yearlong sabbatical in Germany with his wife. As he told us in November, "With all the development in the city, I said, 'Fuck it.' Instead of complaining about it, I'm going to do my own thing somewhere else, just for a minute." He leaves behind ...   More
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Dub Thompson, Paper/Upper/Cuts, Adventurous Sleeping

Music Stories
[SUBURBAN ART-PUNK] Take it from someone who grew up nearby: Nothing cool has ever come out of Agoura Hills, Calif. Sure, the wealthy L.A. suburb has produced its share of nationally recognizable    More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Papi Fimbres Projects

Top 5
Sun Angle Initially sounding like “a sped-up Can,” Fimbres describes the material on the band’s upcoming debut—recorded in a cabin in Zigzag, Ore., under certain, um, mycological influenc   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER


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