TBA Diary: Opening Night at The Works


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It's hyperbole, but I mean it: This year's incarnation of The Works, the late-night venue of the TBA Festival, may be PICA's greatest achievement to date. In previous years The Works has set up shop in venues as diverse as the old Machine Works building on Northwest 15th Avenue (now an office building), a vacant warehouse (now offices), Audiocinema, Wonder Ballroom and the Leftbank project, but this ...   More
 
Friday, September 4, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

TBA Diary: Gang Gang Gang Gang Gang Gang Dance


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If it looks triumphal, fine. Whatever the recent pop turn on their recordings, Lizzi Bougatsos and Gang Gang Dance—though a member shy from their last Portland show—remained every bit as much the factory of pounding, muddy ecstasis as ever when they kicked off PICA's TBA fest at The Works last night, at the new old Washington High School space on Southeast 14th Avenue and Stark Street. Bougatsos ...   More
 
Friday, September 4, 2009 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TBA 2010: The Extreme Animals Sit Down.


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Friday, Sept. 10 at the Works: The Extreme Animals will, as advertised, sit down, but not before frontman Jacob Ciocci, standing, pacing, explains what will happen: "First thing that's gonna happen is I'm gonna tell you what's gonna happen," he says, before launching into a short YouTube-assisted monologue pitched somewhere between David Cross (but not as bitter) and Steven Wright (but more ...   More
 
Saturday, September 11, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

TBA 2010: Charles Atlas/William Basinski


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Friday, Sept. 10 at the Works: I have not been inside of a high school since I dropped out of one 15 years ago, and as I mount the steps of Washington High tonight, I remember why I fled and stayed away: The sight of the unmistakably educational corridor awaiting me at the top of the stairs fills me with sick dread and fluttery angst. Okay, so PICA has turned this old prison into an adult playground ...   More
 
Saturday, September 11, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

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