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.


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

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts, Aug. 27-Sept. 2


Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27 Jack White, Curtis Harding [BIG BLUES] See our feature investigating the origins of Jack White and Loretta Lynn's "Portland, Oregon" here. McMenamins Edgefield. 6:30 pm. Sold out.  Avey ...   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Show Preview: The Both, Telekinesis

Music Stories
[MOM-AND-DAD ROCK] The Both pairs two indie-rock stars whose best work is probably behind them. That said, it is an intriguing match, as likable as anything either has done before. Ted Leo’s   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 MARK STOCK

Live Review: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Sunday, March 21 @ Doug Fir

What better day for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists to perform in Portland, Oregon than on the day the United States' House of Representatives passed sweeping health care reform? A loyal and attentive crowd turned out early Sunday evening for the politically-conscious songwriter's second show in historically progressive Portland in two days. Sunday's show was an all-ages matinee, and the Doug Fir provided ...   More
Thursday, March 25, 2010 ARYA IMIG


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